Friend: Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger wanted to ‘dominate the world’

Elliot Rodger, 22, rails against his enemies in a YouTube video before his bloody rampage in Isla Vista, Cali.New York Daily News – by Doyle Murphy

The deranged 22-year-old behind a Santa Barbara killing spree fantasized about a global takeover, a friend says.

After watching the movie “Chronicle” with a group of friends, Elliot Rodger announced he wanted to “dominate the world,” friend Andi Chan told ABC News.

“We all thought he was insane, but we were used to it,” Chan said in the interview. “Maybe in his mind he really wanted to do that.”  

The 2012 sci-fi flick tells the story of a bullied teen who discovers superpowers and is ultimately destroyed by them when he grows vengeful and violent.

The movie’s cautionary tale was apparently lost on on the budding madman, who delighted in the idea of power over his enemies.

Few understood the depths of Rodger’s psychosis before Friday night. The son of “Hunger Games” assistant director Peter Rodger, the Santa Barbara City College student fatally stabbed three men in his apartment to begin a bloody rampage that would leave six dead and 13 injured.

He apparently took took his own life during a shootout with local sheriff’s deputies.

Andi Chan talks about his close friend Elliot Rodger and Friday’s killing spree in Santa Barbara.ABC NEWSAndi Chan talks about his close friend Elliot Rodger and Friday’s killing spree in Santa Barbara.

“He was a really lonely guy,” Chan told ABC News.

Rodger often complained to friends about his trouble with women — a gripe he would later use as fuel for his madness.

In a chilling farewell video posted on YouTube, the hate-filled virgin vowed revenge on all the beautiful sorority girls who never slept with him and the men they chose instead.

“I hate all of you,” Rodger says in the video. “If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood.”

Much of Rodger’s loneliness was of his own making, said Chan, who’d been his friend for more than two years.

“Me and my friends tried to help him,” Chan told ABC News. “He doesn’t like to talk or hang out.”

MICHAEL NELSON/EPAThousands of people gather on Saturday at a park during a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., the University of Californa, Santa Barbara college town of

The sullen loner was depressing to be around when he did join the guys, and his complaints were often the same.

“He asked why the world is unfair to him. ‘I’m a good looking guy. Why do girls like ugly, fat guys?’” Chan told ABC News. “I told him appearance wasn’t everything.”

Rodger shot three women, killing two, outside the Alpha Phi sorority house. He then drove his BMW to a nearby deli and opened fire on the people inside, killing a 20-year-old man, authorities said.

The carnage continued for several minutes as Rodger ran down a cyclist and carried on a running gun battle with deputies.

He slammed his BMW into several parked cars and shot himself as deputies close in.

The aftermath was broadcast on television newscasts.

“While the shooting was going on, I was in a bar with a friend,” Chan told ABC News. “I saw a picture of his car. I was like, ‘Dude, that’s Elliot’s car.’”

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4 thoughts on “Friend: Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger wanted to ‘dominate the world’

  1. Yet another fear-mongering psy-op from those who want us disarmed. Same BS as Sandy Kook… lone gunman on a rampage. What a crock.

    1. What psychotropics was this kid on?

    2. How much was his dad paid to write this script and have his son be the star?

    4. What difference is there between him and that big political impresario who said he was good at killing people with drones?

  2. “Friend: Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger wanted to ‘dominate the world’ ”

    Then he should have been born a Rothschild.

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