In The Owl House, Emperor Belos wants to kill all the witches and destroy the Boiling Isles. My question: why?
Of course, if you have watched the show, you already know it's because he is a Puritan Witch-Hunter. My question is why does he choose that specific option? Especially for being from the 17th century, there are alternate things he could have done that would benefit him:
Try to "save" the witches with colonial Christianity. Back then, they would do the same to Native Americans. Despite being a Puritan, he does not bother trying to convert anyone.
Use his empire to his financial benefit. His takeover took centuries before the Bliling Isles became united, so why waste all that hard work? He could have had a slave empire, enslaving witches, having plantations, bringing in valuable materials, building a magic army to take over valuable lands and territories, etc. Instead, he chose to just destroy it all. Like Negan from TWD says, "people are a resource".
In the end, for all that Belos has done, why does he just simply want to destroy everything, rather than try to benefit himself or his faith?