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23rd Jul '16 4:18:52 PM nombretomado
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* Flintheart Glomgold, Scrooge's rival from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (actually created by CarlBarks in [[AdaptationDisplacement the comics]]). He serves as an EvilCounterpart to Scrooge; Scrooge is also greedy, but unlike Glomgold, he's honest.

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* Flintheart Glomgold, Scrooge's rival from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (actually created by CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks in [[AdaptationDisplacement the comics]]). He serves as an EvilCounterpart to Scrooge; Scrooge is also greedy, but unlike Glomgold, he's honest.
15th Jul '16 6:33:21 AM Willbyr
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* Oyama from the [[AlternateContinuity 2009 TV special]] of ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''. He isn't into money so much as he is into [[AGodIAm playing God with animals]].

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* Oyama from the [[AlternateContinuity 2009 TV special]] of ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. He isn't into money so much as he is into [[AGodIAm playing God with animals]].
10th Jul '16 10:03:57 AM nombretomado
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* And before Noveria, BioWare worked this trope through ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' with Czerka. Two planets worth of slavery, genocide, environmental damage, and other shady practices. A light-side PlayerCharacter can scam them mercilessly and get away with it. In the sequel, they're at it again, trying to screw over Telos, getting cozy with the Exchange (mobsters), and the local rep overrunning the place with mercenaries and paid thugs to subvert the Telosian Security Force.

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* And before Noveria, BioWare Creator/BioWare worked this trope through ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' with Czerka. Two planets worth of slavery, genocide, environmental damage, and other shady practices. A light-side PlayerCharacter can scam them mercilessly and get away with it. In the sequel, they're at it again, trying to screw over Telos, getting cozy with the Exchange (mobsters), and the local rep overrunning the place with mercenaries and paid thugs to subvert the Telosian Security Force.
8th Jul '16 11:10:22 AM SomeoneElse17
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* In 2014, Joshi fed REINA hired "The World Famous" Wrestling/{{Kana}} as a consultant, because every child of Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}} apparently [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter had to trust her]] at least [[ContractualGenreBlindness once]]. Naturally she instructed them to reward her friends, punish wrestlers in their way and bribed her way to victory in the ring, gradually taking over the promotion.

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* In 2014, Joshi fed REINA hired "The World Famous" Wrestling/{{Kana}} Wrestling/{{Kana|koUrai}} as a consultant, because every child of Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}} apparently [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter had to trust her]] at least [[ContractualGenreBlindness once]]. Naturally she instructed them to reward her friends, punish wrestlers in their way and bribed her way to victory in the ring, gradually taking over the promotion.
3rd Jul '16 1:45:55 AM Nazetrime
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* Charles-Antoine Donteuil, the creator of the game in which ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' is set, qualifies for the money-making variant. One of his hidden maketing ploys is behind one of the major elments of the setting, to the point that knowledge of it becoming public is the cause of the first WhamEpisode of the story.
28th Jun '16 4:12:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Peter Sharpe of the Prometheus Corporation, from TheChroniclesOfProfessorJackBaling, describes the Prometheans as shepherds and humanity as sheep. Two guesses on how much value he assigns to the lives of people who aren't "enlightened."

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* Peter Sharpe of the Prometheus Corporation, from TheChroniclesOfProfessorJackBaling, ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfProfessorJackBaling'', describes the Prometheans as shepherds and humanity as sheep. Two guesses on how much value he assigns to the lives of people who aren't "enlightened."
26th Jun '16 1:41:46 PM StFan
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->''"Excellent job! Now to restructure the banking system so that we will be able to rob the shirts off of poor people... [[FreudianSlip Uh I mean]], [[BlatantLies to invest prudently and generate wealth that will trickle down.]]"''

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->''"Excellent job! Now to restructure the banking system so that we will be able to rob the shirts off of poor people... [[FreudianSlip Uh Uh, I mean]], [[BlatantLies mean, to invest prudently and generate wealth that will trickle down.]]"''"''



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* ''ShugoChara'': While the show is 'extraordinarily' supportive of [[ToBeAMaster large amounts of ambition,]] both [[ShroudedInMyth Gozen]] and his "director", Kazamu Hoshina, both definitely count for this, although, unlike most examples, they are not motivated by money: Gozen just asks for the Embryo, and Kazamu does as he says. However, while an all - being source of infinite powers in the "care" of a couple of bastards may be a very annoying thing indeed, it's what 'makes' them bastards that throw them straight to this trope: Their methods. Their worst crime would be breaking or corrupting horrifically large amounts of Heart's Eggs, thus stopping the dreams of what would probably be hundreds of children, in order to get the Embryo. As for [[spoiler: Kazamu's foolishness while attempting to give Gozen, A.K.A. Hikaru Ichinomiya, his grandson, easter's C.E.O. position, due both towards a distaste of the (Would be forced.) former proposed heir towards the easter heritage, Aruto, partly due towards his (Acheived.) dream of playing his violin, and due towards him emigrating, alone, within order towards avoiding running that company, and an action asking to use a "fitting" heir for easter: Blackmailing throughout violence Souko, Aruto's former wife, towards marrying him, thus giving him parental authority of both Aruto and Souko's children: Ikuto and Utau]]

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* ''ShugoChara'': ''Manga/ShugoChara'': While the show is 'extraordinarily' "extraordinarily" supportive of [[ToBeAMaster large amounts of ambition,]] both [[ShroudedInMyth Gozen]] and his "director", Kazamu Hoshina, both definitely count for this, although, unlike most examples, they are not motivated by money: Gozen just asks for the Embryo, and Kazamu does as he says. However, while an all - being source of infinite powers in the "care" of a couple of bastards may be a very annoying thing indeed, it's what 'makes' them bastards that throw them straight to this trope: Their methods. Their worst crime would be breaking or corrupting horrifically large amounts of Heart's Eggs, thus stopping the dreams of what would probably be hundreds of children, in order to get the Embryo. As for [[spoiler: Kazamu's foolishness while attempting to give Gozen, A.K.A. Hikaru Ichinomiya, his grandson, easter's C.E.O. position, due both towards a distaste of the (Would be forced.) former proposed heir towards the easter heritage, Aruto, partly due towards his (Acheived.) dream of playing his violin, and due towards him emigrating, alone, within order towards avoiding running that company, and an action asking to use a "fitting" heir for easter: Blackmailing throughout violence Souko, Aruto's former wife, towards marrying him, thus giving him parental authority of both Aruto and Souko's children: Ikuto and Utau]]



** Kaiba himself is this trope in the trendsetting [[WebVideo/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]].
*** He's this in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' as well. While not as bad as his father, Kaiba still abuses his wealth and power for everything it's worth, blocking players he doesn't like from tournaments, refusing to call a halt to the proceedings after several of his players are hospitalised, and taking over companies by threatening their employees. He's even worse in the manga where he has dealings with the mafia and sets up a colossal theme park designed to kill the guests (Well, more specifically to kill Yugi and his friends, but still). (He gets better, though.)
--->'''Kaiba:''' Am I supposed to be scared to attack?
--->'''[[FillerVillain Dartz:]]''' Well, only if destroying an innocent soul concerns you...
--->'''Kaiba:''' Nah. As the president of a major corporation, I have to do that every day.

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** Kaiba himself is this trope in the trendsetting [[WebVideo/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]].
*** He's this in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' as well.
himself. While not as bad as his father, Kaiba he still abuses his wealth and power for everything it's worth, blocking players he doesn't like from tournaments, refusing to call a halt to the proceedings after several of his players are hospitalised, and taking over companies by threatening their employees. He's even worse in the manga where he has dealings with the mafia and sets up a colossal theme park designed to kill the guests (Well, more specifically to kill Yugi and his friends, but still). (He gets better, though.)
--->'''Kaiba:''' Am I supposed to be scared to attack?
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attack?\\
'''[[FillerVillain
Dartz:]]''' Well, only if destroying an innocent soul concerns you...
--->'''Kaiba:'''
you...\\
'''Kaiba:'''
Nah. As the president of a major corporation, I have to do that every day.



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* In ''Literature/ComradeDeath'', Sarek eventually goes from a PunchClockVillain ArmsDealer--selling weapons because his employer now manufactures weapons--to the head of the Krieger MegaCorp and sole producer of arms in the world. [[WarForFunAndProfit All wars benefit Sarek]] and he sinks his vast fortune into developing new and horrific chemical weapons, even making vague promises to someday provide [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Not-Hitler]] with the firepower to blow up the world.

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* In ''Literature/ComradeDeath'', Sarek eventually goes from a PunchClockVillain ArmsDealer--selling ArmsDealer -- selling weapons because his employer now manufactures weapons--to weapons -- to the head of the Krieger MegaCorp and sole producer of arms in the world. [[WarForFunAndProfit All wars benefit Sarek]] and he sinks his vast fortune into developing new and horrific chemical weapons, even making vague promises to someday provide [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Not-Hitler]] with the firepower to blow up the world.






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* A flashback sequence in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG revealed a story involving two such people going head-to-head. Uærlig Sindstorme, CEO of Mindstorms, Inc., decides to hire a team of small-time crooks to do dirty work against rival Dacta Corp. in order to lessen their competition. Meanwhile, Edward Korrupte, CEO of Dacta Corp., hires infamous assassin Silencia Venomosa to infiltrate Mindstorms, Inc. The results are... [[{{Understatement}} not pretty]].
** Implied to be the case with Mr. Bonaparte. He prescribes his patients with "classified" medications, but we have not seen anyone at Napoleon XIV Mental Institution whose mental health has improved under his supervision. Napoleon XIV also has a history of security issues, and he is willing to lie about them to avoid bad press.
** Dr. Walter Breen also has many traits of a Corrupt Corporate Executive, especially in his days as administrator of Brick League United. Like Edward Korrupte, he was willing to hire Silencia Venomosa to take down his competition.
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* Benjamin Palmer [[spoiler:and Lear Dunham]] from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' mocks this trope with the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. Apparently the decades spent and trillions they've wasted trying to acquire the xenomorphs will somehow be balanced out by the amount they can make trying to sell them to the military industrial complex, assuming they can even be controlled.
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* ''TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/layoffs-are-necessary-if-we-want-to-keep-the-light,26250/ 'Layoffs Are Necessary If We Want To Keep The Lights On,' Says CEO Halfway Through Tasting Menu]]"
* Dr. Leonard J Alderman from ''LG15TheResistance'', who doesn't hesitate to steal, kidnap, or torture providing it furthers the company's aims. He claims to be doing the world a service, but it's pretty clear he's really only interested in making a profit.

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* ''TheOnion'': ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'':
** A flashback sequence reveals a story involving two such people going head-to-head. Uærlig Sindstorme, CEO of Mindstorms, Inc., decides to hire a team of small-time crooks to do dirty work against rival Dacta Corp. in order to lessen their competition. Meanwhile, Edward Korrupte, CEO of Dacta Corp., hires infamous assassin Silencia Venomosa to infiltrate Mindstorms, Inc. The results are... [[{{Understatement}} not pretty]].
** Implied to be the case with Mr. Bonaparte. He prescribes his patients with "classified" medications, but we have not seen anyone at Napoleon XIV Mental Institution whose mental health has improved under his supervision. Napoleon XIV also has a history of security issues, and he is willing to lie about them to avoid bad press.
** Dr. Walter Breen also has many traits of a Corrupt Corporate Executive, especially in his days as administrator of Brick League United. Like Edward Korrupte, he was willing to hire Silencia Venomosa to take down his competition.
* ''Website/TheOnion'':
"[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/layoffs-are-necessary-if-we-want-to-keep-the-light,26250/ 'Layoffs Are Necessary If We Want To Keep The Lights On,' Says CEO Halfway Through Tasting Menu]]"
* Dr. Leonard J Alderman from ''LG15TheResistance'', ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'', who doesn't hesitate to steal, kidnap, or torture providing it furthers the company's aims. He claims to be doing the world a service, but it's pretty clear he's really only interested in making a profit.



* In ''ArcanaMagi'', Oryn Zentharis, Vyndor, and The Board of Directors of Avalon Tech Enterprises want to use the Sentinels to dominate the economy and control the world.
* Darryl Walcutt, in the WhateleyUniverse. He's suspected of belonging to the Brotherhood of the Bell. His daughter Tansy is the supervillainess Solange, and we know he has illegally used her [[PsychicPowers Psi talents]] for corporate espionage. And probably {{blackmail}}.
* Benjamin Palmer [[spoiler:and Lear Dunham]] from ''BrokenSaints''.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' mocks this trope with the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. Apparently the decades spent and trillions they've wasted trying to acquire the xenomorphs will somehow be balanced out by the amount they can make trying to sell them to the military industrial complex, assuming they can even be controlled.

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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagi'', Oryn Zentharis, Vyndor, and The Board of Directors of Avalon Tech Enterprises want to use the Sentinels to dominate the economy and control the world.
* Darryl Walcutt, in the WhateleyUniverse.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. He's suspected of belonging to the Brotherhood of the Bell. His daughter Tansy is the supervillainess Solange, and we know he has illegally used her [[PsychicPowers Psi talents]] for corporate espionage. And probably {{blackmail}}.
* Benjamin Palmer [[spoiler:and Lear Dunham]] from ''BrokenSaints''.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' mocks this trope with the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. Apparently the decades spent and trillions they've wasted trying to acquire the xenomorphs will somehow be balanced out by the amount they can make trying to sell them to the military industrial complex, assuming they can even be controlled.
{{blackmail}}.



--> '''Danny:''' Oh God, what kind of jaded person have I become? [gruff] Burn the flower beds, there might be money underneath!!

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--> '''Danny:''' -->'''Danny:''' Oh God, what kind of jaded person have I become? [gruff] Burn the flower beds, there might be money underneath!!
25th Jun '16 8:40:14 PM nombretomado
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* The villains of ''BaldursGate'' is the Iron Throne trading company which just wants to make a shitload of money, but it's later revealed that the adopted son of the local leader is [[BatmanGambit just using them]] for his [[AGodAmI much grander scheme]].

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* The villains of ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' is the Iron Throne trading company which just wants to make a shitload of money, but it's later revealed that the adopted son of the local leader is [[BatmanGambit just using them]] for his [[AGodAmI much grander scheme]].
23rd Jun '16 6:12:59 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': The entire Zaibatsu Corporation.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': The entire Zaibatsu Corporation.
15th Jun '16 10:44:51 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastFederation'', the entire species of Acutians. When dealing with them, instead of dealing with warlords, queen or some sort of government, player directly deals with the three most wealthy CEOs.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLastFederation'', the entire species of Acutians. When dealing with them, instead of dealing with warlords, queen or some sort of government, player directly deals with the three most wealthy CEOs.[=CEOs=].



* The Crimson Guard twins Tomax and Xamot are this in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero''; the CEOs of Extensive Enterprises, they provide much of COBRA's funding.

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* The Crimson Guard twins Tomax and Xamot are this in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero''; the CEOs [=CEOs=] of Extensive Enterprises, they provide much of COBRA's funding.
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