Most "villains" with large egos will often try taking over the world or universe. Meanwhile, the goals of Ixis Naugus, while seemingly smaller in scale, pose a threat greater than most realize.
In the dimension he comes from ( The Archie Comics Dimension ), Naugus is a cunning & manipulative troll who hails from the Order of Ixis, a legion of wizards who ruled over the city of Mobotropolis. ( Now currently ruled by one of this Sonic's childhood friends, Sally Acorn. ) After a long brutal war, most wizards of the Order were wiped out, leaving Naugus & his sister Wendy as the last of the Order's living lineage. While Wendy fled to create her own legion of bandits & magic wielders, Naugus stayed & acted as a royal servant to the land of Mobotropolis' new rulers. He was soon banished to another dimension ( known as the Special Zone to many. ) after betraying Sally's father, King Max. All that time spent in the Special Zone gave Naugus time to strengthen his magic abilities. He later escaped stronger than ever with a hunger for the title of Mobotropolis' true ruler.
Naugus has many spells under his belt, his favorite being those related to the summoning & manipulation of crystals, as well as shapeshifting.
Over the years, however, Naugus has become a master of the elements. Magical spells & attacks based on Earth, Wind, Fire & Water are plentiful in his arsenal.
Other spells are more subtle. Without moving a muscle, Naugus can temporarily channel into the minds of unsuspecting victims & alter their emotional states to manipulate events from afar. A real " Jack of All Trades ", this one.