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1st May '16 4:16:28 AM Tron80
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* In the Manga/OnePiece story ''Fanfic/RerumDanarae'', the entire setup of the Navy, the Kumori clan/Dai Senmei and their direct allies is this – [[spoiler:with their knowledge of the Void Century and the Kumori’s control of the fealty/loyalty of the Navy, they are holding the World Government by its throat for the last 820+ years. With the rising arrogance/corruption of the World Government these days, the Dai Senmei are understandably irritated with them. The setup turns the Navy effectively into an NGOSuperpower, unknown to most people. They’re a mercenary military hired 820+ years ago by contract whose major condition was to give them “justice”.]]

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* In the Manga/OnePiece ''Manga/OnePiece'' story ''Fanfic/RerumDanarae'', the entire setup of the Navy, the Kumori clan/Dai Senmei and their direct allies is this – [[spoiler:with their knowledge of the Void Century and the Kumori’s control of the fealty/loyalty of the Navy, they are holding the World Government by its throat for the last 820+ years. With the rising arrogance/corruption of the World Government these days, the Dai Senmei are understandably irritated with them. The setup turns the Navy effectively into an NGOSuperpower, unknown to most people. They’re a mercenary military hired 820+ years ago by contract whose major condition was to give them “justice”.]]
* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', secret organization SEELE has been plotting the end of mankind for decades, and [[spoiler:even after being defeated, their leader is determined to carry out his scheme one way or another, even if it takes years.
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24th Apr '16 10:13:54 PM CountDorku
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* The Cult of Transcendence in ''TabletopGame/DetaGreen'' is an interesting example, simply because all the time it spent attempting to manipulate Europe from behind the scenes ''didn't work'' - its front organisations got taken apart on a regular basis, various wars ended up gutting it, and its unaging leaders tended to get out of touch and fixated on old grudges, most notably when they dedicated quite a lot of effort to finishing off the House of Habsburg long after they stopped being politically relevant. Following the First World War, they gave up on taking over the world and retooled themselves into a free-sprawling cult of Nyarlathotep, backing a whole bunch of groups in a bid to mess things up.
3rd Apr '16 3:10:52 AM Adept
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* The Powers in the Shadows in ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'': Imperium (humans), the Technocracy (Sylvain -light elves-), and Illuminati (Duk'zarist -dark elves-). Each one of them controls a part of the world, [[SmallSecludedWorld isolated by magic of the others]] and ''in theory'', even [[WellIntentionedExtremist if their methods are debatable]] are there to watch and protect their people.

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* The Powers in the Shadows in ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'': ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': Imperium (humans), the Technocracy (Sylvain -light elves-), and Illuminati (Duk'zarist -dark elves-). Each one of them controls a part of the world, [[SmallSecludedWorld isolated by magic of the others]] and ''in theory'', even [[WellIntentionedExtremist if their methods are debatable]] are there to watch and protect their people.
24th Mar '16 8:56:11 AM ObsidianFire
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* The Patriots from ''Franchise/MetalGear''. However [[spoiler:it turns out the Patriots are a fairly modern conspiracy formed in the 1970s which has rather [[GenreSavvy genre savvily]] taken on all the trappings of an ancient conspiracy as protective coloration, formed using the missing funds of another organization already on its last legs, The Philosophers, who themselves only dated back to around the beginning of the 20th century.]]\\

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* The Patriots from ''Franchise/MetalGear''. However [[spoiler:it turns out the Patriots are a fairly modern conspiracy formed in the 1970s which has rather [[GenreSavvy genre savvily]] taken on all the trappings of an ancient conspiracy as protective coloration, formed using the missing funds of another organization already on its last legs, The Philosophers, who themselves only dated back to around the beginning of the 20th century.]]\\
4th Mar '16 5:54:22 PM ZimFan89
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** Season 2 of ''Series/AgentCarter'' features an earlier incarnation of this same group (though you only realize this if you [[FreezeFrameBonus notice]] that their insignia is an earlier version of the HYDRA one) that really plays up the trappings of this trope -- operating from within the public facade of a simple social lounge, the Arena Club, whose membership includes some of the most powerful people in the country, their leadership, the Council of Nine, meets within a hidden room to discuss and plan how to manipulate world events to their advantage ([[BeenThereShapedHistory apparently including the assassination of McKinley and the Great Depression]]).
7th Feb '16 3:34:34 PM WillKeaton
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* The League of Assassins has existed for centuries, led by [[Comicbook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul,]] a man who remains immortal thanks to periodic use of Lazarus Pits. Their goal is to reduce the human population to more manageable levels as mankind is slowly destroying the ecosystem. As their name implies they also do a lot of assassinations.
7th Feb '16 3:30:10 PM WillKeaton
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* Website/CollegeHumor: According to the "truthumentary" '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]', the world is now, has always been, and will forever be controlled by a shadowy elite who trump the government, the Freemasons, and the Illuminati combined: [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]].

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* Website/CollegeHumor: According to the "truthumentary" '[[http://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]', Deceptions,]]'' the world is now, has always been, and will forever be controlled by a shadowy elite who trump the government, the Freemasons, and the Illuminati combined: [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]].
7th Feb '16 3:29:14 PM WillKeaton
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* The Genoharadan in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. Oddly enough, they appear in almost no other ''Franchise/StarWars'' works, not even in the comic series of the same name [[note]]The Genohardan are mentioned in later Star Wars works, such as the first Darth Bane book, as well as the Darth Plagueis novel, implying they survived at least until the years leading up to Episode I.[[/note]]. Granted, they were meant to be ''highly secretive'' assassins...

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* The Genoharadan in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. Oddly enough, they appear in almost no other ''Franchise/StarWars'' works, not even in the comic series of the same name name.[[note]]The Genohardan are mentioned in later Star Wars works, such as the first Darth Bane book, as well as the Darth Plagueis novel, implying they survived at least until the years leading up to Episode I.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Granted, they were meant to be ''highly secretive'' assassins...
7th Feb '16 3:27:50 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/JorgeLuisBorges short story ''Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius'' the protagonist reasons that the only explanation for the creation of the incredibly intricate encyclopedia for the fictional country known as Tlön.

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* In Creator/JorgeLuisBorges Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' short story ''Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius'' the protagonist reasons that the only explanation for the creation of the incredibly intricate encyclopedia for the fictional country known as Tlön.
7th Feb '16 3:27:31 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/JorgeLuisBorges short story "Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius" the protagonist reasons that the only explanation for the creation of the incredibly intricate encyclopedia for the fictional country known as Tlön.

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* In Creator/JorgeLuisBorges short story "Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius" ''Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius'' the protagonist reasons that the only explanation for the creation of the incredibly intricate encyclopedia for the fictional country known as Tlön.
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