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Generally, the hero wants liberty (Freedom To Live, the last stage of Joseph Campbell's version of hero's journey / monomyth).
Generally, the antagonist/villain wants to prevent this, in other words, repression.
The specifics may vary, but that is the underlying goal.
For example, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch wants to rule - but that is a very repressive outcome for the creatures of Narnia.
For example, in The Godfather (1972), Barzini wants to rule, but that is a very repressive outcome for the Corleone family.
For example, in Gladiator (2000), Commodus wants to rule, but that is a very repressive outcome for the people of the Roman Empire.
In sum, the antagonist wishes to maintain the Ordinary State, which by it's very nature is repressive.
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