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6th Jun '18 4:46:55 PM Njein
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* A shtick of many ''Film/JamesBond'' villains.

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* A shtick of many many, if not all ''Film/JamesBond'' villains.



** Elliot Carver in the Film/JamesBond flick ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' is a corrupt media mogul who has no problem with covertly [[WarForFunAndProfit starting a war between China and the UK to boost his ratings]].

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** Elliot Carver in the Film/JamesBond flick ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' is a corrupt media mogul who has no problem with covertly [[WarForFunAndProfit starting a war between China and the UK to boost jack up his ratings]].



** Auric Film/{{Goldfinger}}. A ''proper'' Bond villain. If you can't have the United States' gold reserves, you can always just destroy them. Wiping out the entire population of Fort Knox (civilian and military alike) in the process is just collateral damage.
** Max Zorin from ''Film/AViewToAKill''. How do you effectively corner the microchip market? Destroy Silicon Valley with a massive man-made earthquake. And if much of the West Coast has to go with it? Who gives a damn?

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** Auric Film/{{Goldfinger}}. A ''proper'' Bond villain. If you can't have the United States' gold reserves, you can always just destroy them. Wiping out the entire population of Fort Knox (civilian and military alike) alike), and creating economic chaos in the West in the process is just collateral damage.
** Max Zorin from ''Film/AViewToAKill''. How do you effectively corner the microchip market? Destroy Silicon Valley with a massive man-made earthquake. And if much of the West Coast has to go with it? Who gives a damn?So be it.



** SPECTRE and its mysterious leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld is behind many criminal schemes involving {{Evil Plan}}s of the TakeOverTheWorld variety. And its ruling council is a behind-the-scenes cabal of corrupt officials, politicians, terrorists and businesspersons [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]] is essentially a [[CovertGroup shadow]] [[EvilRunningGood government]], whose members choose to operate in the dark.

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** SPECTRE and its mysterious leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld is are behind many criminal schemes involving {{Evil Plan}}s of the TakeOverTheWorld variety. And its ruling council is a behind-the-scenes cabal of corrupt officials, politicians, terrorists and businesspersons [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]] is essentially a [[CovertGroup shadow]] [[EvilRunningGood government]], whose members choose to operate in the dark.
6th Jun '18 6:00:35 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'' has [[EvilUncle Uncle Hurried and Aunt Harried]], who both run countless enterprises that they use to trick their family (the titular Crumpets) out of money.
4th Jun '18 12:16:59 PM Onlythrice
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* Daniel Clamp, the Donald "I think I am a nice person" Trump parody in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' is a subversion; he's no great intellect and is more than a little thoughtless, vain, superficial and shallow, but underneath it all he seems to have a genuinely good heart. Reportedly he was ''supposed'' to be one of these played straight, but John Glover -- no stranger to playing villains -- was reportedly sick of doing the same thing and decided to play against the script.

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* Daniel Clamp, the Donald "I think I am a nice person" Trump parody in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' is a subversion; he's no great intellect and is more than a little thoughtless, vain, superficial and shallow, but underneath it all he seems to have a genuinely good heart. Reportedly he was ''supposed'' to be one of these played straight, but John Glover -- no stranger to playing villains -- was reportedly sick of doing the same thing and decided to play against the script.



** Bites them hard in the ass come ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' where [[GoodIsNotNice hard]]-[[GoodIsNotSoft liner]] [[IronLady Republic Chancellor]] Suresh has had enough of their flagrant disrespect for the law and orders their assets seized for crimes against the Republic. {{PlayerCharacter}}s are part of the cleanup crew on the Republic side, but the Empire wants to swoop in and grab whatever they can before the Republic makes off with the company assets.

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** Bites them hard in the ass come ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' where [[GoodIsNotNice hard]]-[[GoodIsNotSoft liner]] [[IronLady Republic Chancellor]] Suresh has had enough of their flagrant disrespect for the law and orders their assets seized for crimes against the Republic. {{PlayerCharacter}}s [[PlayerCharacter Players]] are part of the cleanup crew on the Republic side, but the Empire wants to swoop in and grab whatever they can before the Republic makes off with the company assets.



** ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has Tanaka, the Devil Social Link, who spends his time with the player talking about doing shady business (but not before making the protagonist pay him as an "investment"), though his interactions with the [[MessianicArchetype Main Character]] will encourage him to consider philanthropic work, if only for the purpose of having the people he may potentially help owe him.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has Tanaka, the Devil Social Link, who spends his time with the player talking about doing shady business (but not before making the protagonist pay him as an "investment"), though his interactions with the [[MessianicArchetype Main Character]] will encourage him to consider philanthropic work, if only for the purpose of having the people he may potentially help owe him. He returns in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' as the host of his own home shopping program, but we see in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' that he's switched to selling BlackMarket goods online.



** The revival had Ronaldo Rump, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody of famed industrialist Creator/DonaldTrump, who teamed up with the BigBad Catatonians to further his business empire. He has a cousin named Sir Richard Brand Something.

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** The revival had Ronaldo Rump, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody of famed industrialist and eventual President Creator/DonaldTrump, who teamed up with the BigBad Catatonians to further his business empire. He has a cousin named Sir Richard Brand Something.
1st Jun '18 1:01:22 PM darkemyst
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** ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': Lloyd Waite is the CEO of Strader Pharmaceuticals and oversaw their highly illegal development of a [[PsychoSerum drug]] designed to give the user super-strength but ended up making the users homicidal and killing them over time.
31st May '18 5:24:40 AM LordInsane
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* This is the primary flaw of the Vailian Trading Company in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternityIIDeadfire''. The leader of the VTC's operations in Deadfire, Director Castol, is not an example himself, having a genuinely positive vision of what the VTC can contribute, but feels forced to commit actions in line with this trope to get enough immediate profit to keep the shareholders off his back while he pursues his vision [[spoiler: like getting involved with the slave trade]], and many of his subordinates have far less moral hesitation, from unequal treaties entered into with misleading arguments to [[spoiler: striving to usurp Castol's position for personal profit and to redirect the VTC's operations for pure profit, like his immediate subordinate, Governor Alvari.]]
17th May '18 11:09:03 PM Hanz
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* Master Zilla of Zilla Enterprises from ''ShadowWarrior''. His forays into evil sorcery and his plans to take over Japan with his summoned monsters was what prompted Lo Wang to quit the corporation. When Zilla tried to [[ContractOnTheHitman have Lo Wang killed]], Lo Wang took the fight to him.

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* Master Zilla of Zilla Enterprises from ''ShadowWarrior''.''Videogame/ShadowWarrior''. His forays into evil sorcery and his plans to take over Japan with his summoned monsters was what prompted Lo Wang to quit the corporation. When Zilla tried to [[ContractOnTheHitman have Lo Wang killed]], Lo Wang took the fight to him.
14th May '18 4:45:36 PM darkemyst
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** ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': Mikalek is a Russian industrialist and hobbyist super-villain who tries to take control of the Uternet in order to control the emotions of everyone who enters it while preparing to make it accessible to the general public.
8th May '18 12:44:34 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Film/JupiterAscending:'' Kalem Abrasax is the head of the inter-galactic company Abrasax Industries, whose purpose is to harvest entire planets of life to create a [[ImmortalityInducer rejuvenation drug]]. He also doubles as a EvilOverlord, due to being King of the Universe thanks to his status as Entitled.


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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'': Two members of the Acolytes - the half-human children of Satan plotting to unleash Hell on Earth - are heads of two megacorporations; Raisa Volkova owns the Bioquimek Corporation, which is responsible for performing experiments in genetical mutation, biological weapons, cloning and is responsible for unleashing a plague that turns humans into demons, and Nergal Meslamstea, the biggest weapon's manufacturer in the world. They are responsible for reshaping and manipulating civilization to their will in preparation for their father's arrival.
29th Apr '18 11:58:40 PM CaptainTedium
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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'': There was an opera-episode "Windstorm in Bubbleland" where there was a villain named W. I. Norton Donovan who was running the Bubble Chemical Company, which was selling cans of compressed air...not marketing them as computer-cleaning devices, but as [[SincerityMode invisible spray-on sweaters]] that protect the citizens' ''[[SeriousBusiness bubbles]]''. [[spoiler: These cans of air were actually generating wind, and this wind actually turned W. I. into a supervillain with BlowYouAway powers.]] You can't make this stuff up!
17th Apr '18 1:48:38 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TallTale'', evil coal-mining magnate J.P. Stiles wants to turn Paradise Valley into a coal mine and will let nothing stand in his way.
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