Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoilers ahead.

May be I wasn't paying enough attention. Thus, miss the plot. So Ego wanted to find a person or a entity, who would carry the energy that he needed in order to spread the light of Ego's planet everywhere. Right ? That's why he spread some seed like thing everywhere in the universe.

But why? I mean what was the big plan? Was he wanted to kill all life but himself / itself? If not then why destroying only habitable planets? He could have use any planet without life to spread the Ego planet's branch.

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    He wanted to become everything
    – LeonX
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 19:41
  • I cannot remember exactly if he planted the seeds on life-less planets or not, but his intention was to be the universe. Boosting his ego in the process. Just like how people with ego do not care for people who they are below them, ego did not bother with life-less planets. Doing so would only waste his efforts and would not add to his ego
    – AtulBhatS
    Commented Aug 12, 2017 at 9:39
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    @AtulBhatS Got it now. I guess I missed the plot. Thank you.
    – AtanuCSE
    Commented Aug 12, 2017 at 20:34

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Ego (the concept) is defined as

"a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance."

Ego (the planet/person/god), is the literal depiction of the concept of Ego. So Ego's motivation is to grow his Ego (sense of self importance), by becoming everything in the universe. Of-course he doesn't have the power to do this on his own.

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