Join the army and use that to get elected.
Suck-up to a powerful politician and have him take you under his wing.
No need. My dad is already a big deal in the government.
I'm a celebrity! Getting elected will be no problem.
Please. I was the top student in my class. People always elect the smartest candidate, right? Right?
It is ON. I'm going to war against those fools.
No need. The last emperor already said I'm the best one for the job, so I'm in.
I have a huge army of guys that want me to be emperor. Anyone want to say otherwise? I didn't think so.
I'm a hero in the army. A HERO. If anyone wants to challenge me, who cares. They don't have a chance because everyone loves me.
Hang back, and hope these guys take themselves out.
I'm staying home. I have too much work to leave my desk, even for a night.
I'm going out, but not to have fun. If I want to stay in power, I have to keep my supporters happy by showing up at their stupid parties.
Nothing better than seeing a game downtown.
What? I'm not even in the city. I'm too busy owning all of these barbarians out in Europe.
RELAX. I'm just going to lay around all night by myself and sleep in tomorrow.
I'll take them out myself! I'm the only person good enough for the job anyway.
My generals rock. They do all the work while I hang out in the city.
I'll just have my men kidnap their kings, and they'll give up. No need to even get up from my chair.
I WILL CRUSH THEM!
If they attack us first, I'll get up. Otherwise, forget it.
Not buildings, roads! With roads I can conquer everyone by the end of the week!
I don't care! Just build a lot of new stuff to keep everyone happy.
I built a whole city! Then, I named it after myself because I am awesome.
A huge monument to my CRUSHING!
Aqueducts. We need as much water as we can get. I hate when people don't take baths. Just nasty.
The fact that there are people I haven't conquered. Their day will come.
War. I'm so tired of paying those lazy soldiers.
I can't stand this town. I'm moving as soon as I can.
An empty Colosseum. I don't care if it's criminals or lions or both, I want to see a fight!
Ignorant people! I hate being so much smarter than everyone else.
My time in the military. My battles will be remembered for thousands of years.
Bringing peace to my people. Not to the barbarians of course - they smell like nasty cheese, but to my people.
Being accepting of different people. That way, everyone can live how they choose.
Having a really huge empire. The bigger, the better.
Being the smartest emperor. Everyone will remember me because I wrote all of my super-smart ideas down in an awesome book.
I have a lot of enemies. If someone wants to take me out because I'm so great, so be it.
Old age! I want to be so old that I can't even remember where the bathroom is.
Peacefully, with tons of priests and friends around me.
Even if I don't get killed in battle, I want to die fighting for my country.
On vacation! I want to be nice and relaxed when I go.