I've reached a dilemma regarding the motive of a villain I have recently created. I wanted to reach out to see if I can get any insight online to help me formulate ideas about it. Keep in mind that most of this is a work in progress and can change if I see fit.
The villain wishes to gain true omnipotence and control over time, reality, and the universe, but not for selfish reasons. I wan't the villain's motive to possibly be altruistic and even somewhat beneficial to the universe, however his method for gaining such a status, or perhaps even the status itself must be a major downside that effects the universe.
A possible idea I had would be that the villain wants omnipotence in order to elevate civilization itself to omnipotence, therefore creating an omnipresent, conflict-less, perfect civilization in which nothing bad ever happens. But what would be the major downside to that? How would that conflict with the balance of the universe?
Another idea I had was that He wants to gain omnipotence in order to dismantle it, because he believes nothing in the universe should be worthy of such a title, but again, how would this be disadvantageous to the universe?
The universe itself in this story is infinite. I won't go into the circumstances that caused it, but there is no need for the universe's inhabitants to worry about the universe ending one day. The universe itself is actually the soul of an entity that exists in a realm outside of time and space in endless meditation. I'm thinking that the path to omnipotence can relate to gaining access to this realm, and interacting (maybe even replacing) the entity in question.
I've omitted a whole lot of stuff about this world, but the things relevant to this concept should all be available. If there are any follow up questions regarding extra info I'll be happy to answer them. I appreciate any help someone can give me on this topic, and if not, I hope you at least found this entertaining to read.