A Brief History of the End of Days 10: Dear Mr. Fantasy

It's another lost episode of The Lost Signals!  The crew continues to explore apocalyptic themes in popular culture, this time focusing on the fantasy video game genre.  Why are villains obsessed with destroying the world? How do you maintain tension while side quests pile up? Does the fall of Rome count as an apocalyptic event?

Note: This Brief History of the End of Days was originally intended to follow Part 6: Paganism

Potential spoilers:
Bastion, Chrono Trigger, Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy 3/6, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy X, Galactus, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, The Witcher 3