FORCING A BIG CHANGE (DARK)
FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
Self-Actualization: A character with skewed beliefs could feel that a sweeping change (especially one that will hurt or kill many people) is a necessary course correction, and by undertaking the responsibility for it, they are giving themselves over to a higher purpose.
Esteem and Recognition: Characters who are drawn to power often host a great amount of self-doubt, so bringing about a large-scale, tangible shift might confirm their own specialness and worth.
Love and Belonging: A character may bring about a change that disrupts society in the name of love—either to prove themselves worthy of it or to prove the lengths they will go to show it.
Safety and Security: If a character feels that their safety is at stake (or the safety of their culture, beliefs, country, etc.), they may pursue a big change, believing it to be the only way to neutralize the threat and make them secure again.
Physiological Needs: In the case where the character's own survival (or the survival of the people they care about) is threatened, they'll be willing to impose change on others, even against their will.