Take whatever booty you can find! But remember, the beast is MINE!
~ Gaston laying a siege on the Beast's castle.
In many stories, there comes a time when the villain raids a place and/or lays a siege on a place, country, town, or city. This is one of the most evil acts ever done by an antagonist, and it can be for these reasons:
To rid the land of real or imagined threats.
To find a source of supreme power.
To find an enemy to bring down.
To steal treasure/other coveted items for him/herself.
Kidnapped the hero or other good guys of importance, usually as means to complete their schemes.
Making his/her threat an/or reputation known to everyone (if the said sieges/raids intended to be an act of Rising to Power).
Baron Ruber lays a siege on Camelot to destroy King Arthur and rule the land.
Kylo Ren and an army of First Order's Stormtroopers invades Jakku to find the map to Luke Skywalker so the First Order can rule the galaxy without anyone that can oppose them..
Gaston lays a siege on the Beast's castle to hunt down and destroy him.
Judge Frollo lays a siege on Paris to murder gypsies, who he deems a threat to his country.
The Tiki Demons lay a siege to drive intruders away.
Doc Ock robs a bank to get the money he needs to build his invention and harness the power of the sun.
Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters lay a siege on London, instigating Second Wizarding War.
Sa'Luk and the Forty Thieves raid the Sultan's palace to find the Oracle's scepter.
Pharaoh Seti I's soldiers invade Goshen to rid Egypt of the Jews' newborn sons.
Captain Barbossa's henchmen lay a siege on Port Royal to find the lost Aztec gold, which he needs to break the curse inflicted on him and his crew.
Koba and his thugs invade the city to bring down the humans who abused him.
Slappy the Dummy and the Goosebumps monsters lay a siege on an entire town to find R.L. Stine and destroy him.
Shan-Yu and the Huns lay a siege on an entire village.
Emperor Kans raiding a village.
Hopper seizing power over Ant Island after sees that their competence worsened.
Umarak orders the Elemental Beasts to attack the marketplace in order to prevent the Toa Uniters from finding the Mask of Control.
The Galactic Republic had invaded the planet of Saleucami to destroy the Separatist cloning facilities there and wipe out the Confederate forces that were present.
Teridax's Rahkshi invade the island of Mata Nui in search of Takua and the Kanohi Avohkii.
YOU LITTLE TERMITES! I give you a second chance, AND THIS IS ALL I GET?! (Hopper tosses the leaf of minimal food to the ground. The ants cower) (Princess Atta: But, Hopper, we ran out of time!) Have you been playing all summer? You think this is a game?! (Princess Atta: No, no please!) Well, guess what? You just lost. (His gang begin rounding up the ants) Not one ant sleeps until we get EVERY SCRAP OF FOOD ON THIS ISLAND!