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17th Jan '17 12:45:07 PM Cyclone
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** Early revisions of the script had the company named "Leland-Toyota", making it an even more literal version of the trope.



** Early revisions of the script had the company named "Leland-Toyota", making it an even more literal version of the trope.
8th Jan '17 11:37:39 AM nombretomado
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* In the future of ''{{Marvel 2099}}'', Stark industries was bought out by Japanese corporation Fujikawa, forming Stark-Fujikawa, one of the many Mega-Corporations of the setting. Recursively, ''ComicBook/IronMan'' comics later established Fujikawa as a rival to Stark in ThePresentDay. The merger even happened in the present day, around the time that Iron Man was [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn stuck in an alternate universe for a year]], with Fujikawa CEO's daughter Rumiko becoming Tony's main love interest.

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* In the future of ''{{Marvel 2099}}'', ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'', Stark industries was bought out by Japanese corporation Fujikawa, forming Stark-Fujikawa, one of the many Mega-Corporations of the setting. Recursively, ''ComicBook/IronMan'' comics later established Fujikawa as a rival to Stark in ThePresentDay. The merger even happened in the present day, around the time that Iron Man was [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn stuck in an alternate universe for a year]], with Fujikawa CEO's daughter Rumiko becoming Tony's main love interest.
11th Dec '16 1:40:50 AM Mauserhawkefd3435
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* In the sci-fi webcomic ''{{Starslip}}'', the crew is sent to explore a GhostShip that once belonged to the "Canamerexican Alliance". The comic is set so far in the future that ''this'' conglomeration is now just a part of their ancient history, having given way to global and interstellar governments.



* In the sci-fi webcomic ''{{Starslip}}'', the crew is sent to explore a GhostShip that once belonged to the "Canamerexican Alliance". The comic is set so far in the future that ''this'' conglomeration is now just a part of their ancient history, having given way to global and interstellar governments.
18th Nov '16 6:24:51 AM Basara-kun
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** And about Square Enix, also this company bought other ones that now are all branded as Square Enix, most prominently Creator/{{Taito}} conglomerate and Creator/EidosInteractive (later merged into Square Enix Europe.
** Creator/{{SNK}} went to bankrupcy in 2001 but quickly was bought by Playmore Corporation, founded by Eikichi Kawasaki, which was also SNK founder, and acquired all of the intellectual property of the former SNK Corporation. On July 7, 2003, Playmore Corporation was renamed to SNK Playmore Corporation, to more firmly establish itself as the successor to the SNK brand and legacy. On April 25, 2016, SNK dropped the "Playmore" name from its logo and reintroduced its original slogan, "The Future Is Now", as a means to signify "a return to SNK’s rich gaming history." On November 1, 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they will officially rename themselves back to SNK Corporation on December 1, 2016.

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** And about Square Enix, also this company bought other ones that now are all branded as Square Enix, most prominently Creator/{{Taito}} conglomerate Conglomerate and Creator/EidosInteractive (later merged into Square Enix Europe.
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** Creator/{{SNK}} went to bankrupcy in 2001 but quickly was bought by Playmore Corporation, founded by Eikichi Kawasaki, which was also SNK founder, and acquired all of the intellectual property of the former SNK Corporation. On July 7, 2003, Playmore Corporation was renamed to SNK Playmore Corporation, to more firmly establish itself as the successor to the SNK brand and legacy. On April 25, 2016, SNK dropped the "Playmore" name from its logo and reintroduced its original slogan, "The Future Is Now", as a means to signify "a return to SNK’s rich gaming history." On November 1, 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they will officially rename themselves back to SNK Corporation on December 1, 2016.
18th Nov '16 6:23:46 AM Basara-kun
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* A Real Life example, or close to one, is how Sega and Nintendo now work closely together after their intense rivalry in the 90s.

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* Video games examples:
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A Real Life example, or close to one, is how Sega Creator/{{Sega}} and Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} now work closely together after their intense rivalry in the 90s.90s.
** Several video game companies have done this as a result of mergers/buyouts, including Creator/SquareEnix, Creator/{{Tecmo}} Creator/{{Koei}}, Creator/{{Activision}} Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}}, and Creator/NamcoBandai.
** And about Square Enix, also this company bought other ones that now are all branded as Square Enix, most prominently Creator/{{Taito}} conglomerate and Creator/EidosInteractive (later merged into Square Enix Europe.
** Creator/{{SNK}} went to bankrupcy in 2001 but quickly was bought by Playmore Corporation, founded by Eikichi Kawasaki, which was also SNK founder, and acquired all of the intellectual property of the former SNK Corporation. On July 7, 2003, Playmore Corporation was renamed to SNK Playmore Corporation, to more firmly establish itself as the successor to the SNK brand and legacy. On April 25, 2016, SNK dropped the "Playmore" name from its logo and reintroduced its original slogan, "The Future Is Now", as a means to signify "a return to SNK’s rich gaming history." On November 1, 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they will officially rename themselves back to SNK Corporation on December 1, 2016.
*** And also adquired Creator/{{ADK}} during the 2000s, which was one of SNK's third parties in the 90s, and all ADK characters were merged into SNK Universe.



* Several video game companies have done this as a result of mergers/buyouts, including Creator/SquareEnix, Creator/{{Tecmo}} Creator/{{Koei}}, Creator/{{Activision}} Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}}, and Creator/NamcoBandai.
13th Nov '16 7:39:51 PM PaulA
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* Creator/PhilipKDick was particularly fond of this: in several novels (notably TheDivineInvasion) there was a merger between the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union in the backstory.

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* Creator/PhilipKDick was particularly fond of this: in several novels (notably TheDivineInvasion) ''Literature/TheDivineInvasion'') there was a merger between the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union in the backstory.
5th Sep '16 1:40:50 PM erforce
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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.

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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
1st Jul '16 7:38:54 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge.

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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.



* The Weyland-Yutani Corporation from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise is, according to WordOfGod, meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
1st Jul '16 7:37:37 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': ''"Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars. Now all restaurants are Taco Bell."''

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': ''"Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars. Now all restaurants are Taco Bell."''"'' None of the restaurants are anything like the "old" Taco Bell because all junk food is outlawed so now the company is "Taco Bell" InNameOnly.
5th Jun '16 2:07:49 AM Psyclone
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** Early revisions of the script had the company named "Leland-Toyota", making it an even more literal version of the trope.
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