History Main / Fiction500

16th Apr '18 8:13:27 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episode ''Megatron's Master Plan'', [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Shawn Berger]] has his own private army and builds a fake solar power plant for the specific purpose of luring the Decepticons to it so he could show everybody that he could stop them.

to:

* In WesternAnimation/TheTransformers ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode ''Megatron's "Megatron's Master Plan'', Plan", [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Shawn Berger]] has his own private army and builds a fake solar power plant for the specific purpose of luring the Decepticons to it so he could show everybody that he could stop them.
15th Apr '18 5:36:05 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This happens again in ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 the reboot of Duck Tales]]. In this case, they quantify Scrooge [=McDuck's=] wealth a bit more, saying that he's a trillionaire and throwing around numbers like 10 million spent on keeping vengeance curses on Scrooge at bay, or 20 thousand on a velvet pillow for his [[spoiler: decoy]] number one dime. He also manages to have businesses in several cities beyond just duckburg as well as several departments such as experimental tech and an energy/utility company. Within his mansion, he has apples that have diamonds in them (presumably for decoration rather than for eating), paintings of his family and exploits all around, a pool, a peacock he lets fly around, and several other valuable artifacts lying around that might make his 1987 counterpart scowl in disapproval. And to top it all off, he still has that famous money bin lying around, though he does less swimming in it these days.
* Constantine Voira in the upcoming ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfLuna'', the corporate ruler of the entire city of Steelhenge.

to:

* This happens again in ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 the reboot of Duck Tales]]. In this case, they quantify Scrooge [=McDuck's=] wealth a bit more, saying that he's a trillionaire and throwing around numbers like 10 million spent on keeping vengeance curses on Scrooge at bay, or 20 thousand on a velvet pillow for his [[spoiler: decoy]] number one dime. He also manages to have businesses in several cities beyond just duckburg as well as several departments such as experimental tech and an energy/utility company. Within his mansion, he has apples that have diamonds in them (presumably for decoration rather than for eating), paintings of his family and exploits all around, a pool, a peacock he lets fly around, and several other valuable artifacts lying around that might make his 1987 counterpart scowl in disapproval. And to top it all off, he still has that famous money bin lying around, though he does less swimming in it these days.
* Constantine Voira in the upcoming ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfLuna'', the corporate ruler of the entire city of Steelhenge.
29th Mar '18 7:03:12 PM mpark6288
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The eponymous family in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' are not particularly wealthy members of the Vor aristocracy...but they are still members of the established land-owning aristocracy and related to the Imperial family. In his first appearance Miles Vorkosigan essentially mortgages a (completely irradiated) city to buy a spaceship, because he inherited it outright from his grandfather. And this is before he will eventually go on to run a successful mercenary company and occasionally be paid three times for the same job. In a later book Mark Vorkosigan is believed to be broke by potential in-laws, until he explains that for him 'broke' means all his liquid capital is tied up in an investing cycle; he could withdraw it all and would be a multi-millionaire, but think of all the interest he would lose!
28th Mar '18 10:51:33 AM Njein
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In all of his appearances in the franchise, [[ArchEnemy Ernst]] [[DiabolicalMastermind Stavro]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Blofeld]], [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld the ruthless leader of]] [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]] and 007's most persistent foe, has a [[OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding vast amount of resources]] to rival developed nations and [[PlayingBothSides manipulate both sides]] of the Cold War into slowly destroying each other via {{False Flag Operation}}s, despite originating from a humble background. All of his appearances have at least one SupervillainLair or ElaborateUndergroundBase. Also, being the head of what in essence is [[EvilRunningGood a]] MultinationalTeam and [[ShadowGovernment cabal]] [[CosmopolitanCouncil composed of]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and {{Evil Politician}}s gives him a lot of political clout into secretly bullying nations and manipulating geopolitical events through his proxies, all while stroking his RightHandCat in his CoolChair. SPECTRE's membership isn't just limited to ideology, nation or type of henchman, but how much they will profit from their {{Evil Plan}}s.

to:

** In all of his appearances in the franchise, [[ArchEnemy Ernst]] [[DiabolicalMastermind Stavro]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Blofeld]], [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld the ruthless leader of]] [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]] and 007's most persistent foe, has a [[OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding vast amount of resources]] to rival developed nations and [[PlayingBothSides manipulate both sides]] of the Cold War into slowly destroying each other via {{False Flag Operation}}s, despite originating from a humble background. All of his appearances have at least one SupervillainLair or ElaborateUndergroundBase. Also, being the head of what in essence is [[EvilRunningGood a]] MultinationalTeam and [[ShadowGovernment [[GovernmentConspiracy cabal]] [[CosmopolitanCouncil composed of]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and {{Evil Politician}}s through various {{Front Organization}}s gives him a lot of political clout into secretly bullying nations and manipulating geopolitical events through his proxies, all while stroking his RightHandCat in his CoolChair.CoolChair and threatening the world to chaos if he doesn't get what he wants. SPECTRE's membership isn't just limited to ideology, nation or type of henchman, but how much they will profit from their {{Evil Plan}}s.
28th Mar '18 10:48:56 AM Njein
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In all of his appearances in the franchise, [[ArchEnemy Ernst]] [[DiabolicalMastermind Stavro]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Blofeld]], [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld the ruthless leader of]] [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]] and 007's most persistent foe, has a [[OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding vast amount of resources]] to rival developed nations and [[PlayingBothSides manipulate both sides]] of the Cold War into slowly destroying each other via {{False Flag Operation}}s, despite originating from a humble background. All of his appearances have at least one SupervillainLair or ElaborateUndergroundBase. Also, being the head of what in essence is [[EvilRunningGood a]] MultinationalTeam and [[ShadowGovernment cabal]] [[CosmopolitanCouncil composed of]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and {{Evil Politician}}s gives him a lot of political clout into secretly bullying nations and manipulating geopolitical events through his proxies, all while stroking his RightHandCat in his CoolChair. SPECTRE's membership isn't just limited to ideology, nation or type of henchman, but how much they will profit from their {{Evil Plan}}s.
17th Mar '18 11:42:55 AM AndyLA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Someone quantified it down to 25 trillion dollars in real life. Forbes puts it at 44 billion dollars.

to:

** Someone quantified it down to 25 trillion dollars in real life. Forbes puts put it at 44 65.4 billion dollars.dollars as of their last list, in 2013 ([[https://www.forbes.com/special-report/2013/fictional-15/ with Scrooge back at #1]]).
21st Feb '18 11:30:38 AM narm00
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'',

to:

* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'',''Manga/{{Monster}}'':



** The Kuramitsu family owns garden planets, as in planets for the sole purpose of the family and friends to spend nice weekends at. And their wealth is petty change compared to the Emperor.
** Kuramitsu clan is royalty of the Jurai's rival empire of Seniwa, so it's really hardly surprising. Or were prior to Seniwa becoming a republic, but despite no longer holding a royal title the Kuramitsu family are still very much in charge.

to:

** The Kuramitsu family owns garden planets, as in planets for the sole purpose of the family and friends to spend nice weekends at. And their wealth is petty change compared to the Emperor.
**
Emperor. Given the Kuramitsu clan is royalty of the Jurai's rival empire of Seniwa, so it's really hardly surprising. Or they were royalty prior to Seniwa becoming a republic, but despite no longer holding a royal title the Kuramitsu family are still very much in charge.



** In ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', Bruce Wayne can bury the cost of the Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}} Watchtower in his aerospace budget. To put this in perspective, the smaller and far more primitive International Space Station cost over $150 billion by the time construction was completed.[[note]]Justified with the satellite, in part because Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/MartianManhunter and Franchise/GreenLantern transport the materials to orbit and do the assembly, which is the lion's share of the cost of a normal space station.[[/note]] He is also funding his secret life of fighting crime using assorted [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys wonderful toys]]. An entire issue of ''Robin'' was devoted to delivering a cost-accounting of Batman's arsenal. In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Bruce and Alfred decide that the best way to disguise their purchase of ears for Batman costumes is to [[RefugeInAudacity buy 10,000 of them]].

to:

** In ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', Bruce Wayne can bury the cost of the Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}} League|OfAmerica}} Watchtower in his aerospace budget. To put this in perspective, the smaller and far more primitive International Space Station cost over $150 billion by the time construction was completed.[[note]]Justified with the satellite, in part because Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/MartianManhunter and Franchise/GreenLantern transport the materials to orbit and do the assembly, which is the lion's share of the cost of a normal space station.[[/note]] He is also funding his secret life of fighting crime using assorted [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys wonderful toys]]. An entire issue of ''Robin'' was devoted to delivering a cost-accounting of Batman's arsenal. In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Bruce and Alfred decide that the best way to disguise their purchase of ears for Batman costumes is to [[RefugeInAudacity buy 10,000 of them]].



*** Eventually, he's even richer girlfriend, Shi'Ar Empress Lilandra (who owned an entire ''galaxy'') provided upgrades to much of Xavier's facilities.

to:

*** Eventually, he's his even richer girlfriend, Shi'Ar Empress Lilandra (who owned an entire ''galaxy'') provided upgrades to much of Xavier's facilities.



** Come ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'''s relaunch, [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] joins these men and women, having turned Parker Industries, a company [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Doc Ock started while hijacking Peter's body]], into a massively successful company around the globe. While he has some help with the fact that his step-uncle being John Jameson Sr. (that's J. Jonah Jameson's dad), it does give him a lot more freedom and the chance to enhance his webs. However, an interesting thing about this is that, while he does have a successful business, he's completely out of his league and has made him a massive target for other foes, such as the Zodiac and the Ghost. It ultimately got so bad that Peter ultimately decided to destroy everything to keep it out of Doctor Octopus' tentacles in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', financially destroying him.

to:

** Come ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'''s relaunch, [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] joins these men and women, having turned Parker Industries, a company [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Doc Ock started while hijacking Peter's body]], into a massively successful company around the globe. While he has some help with the fact that his step-uncle being John Jameson Sr. (that's J. Jonah Jameson's dad), it does give him a lot more freedom and the chance to enhance his webs. However, an interesting thing about this is that, while he does have a successful business, he's completely out of his league and has made him become a massive target for other foes, such as the Zodiac and the Ghost. It ultimately got gets so bad that Peter ultimately decided decides to destroy everything to keep it out of Doctor Octopus' tentacles in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', financially destroying him.



* It's generally held as Fanon that [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Weiss Schnee]] is ''loaded''. Hey, when your family the leading source of the AppliedPhlebotinum, and said Phlebotinum is needed to fight the endless armies of Grimm, and is implied to be the ''only'' fuel source for everything, you'd have alot of cash.

to:

* It's generally held as Fanon that [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Weiss Schnee]] is ''loaded''. Hey, when your family is the leading source of the AppliedPhlebotinum, and said Phlebotinum is needed to fight the endless armies of Grimm, and is implied to be the ''only'' fuel source for everything, you'd have alot of cash.



* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' premiers, Sherlock Holmes's father is stated to be very wealthy and is the one who hires Joan Watson to be Sherlock's sober companion. However, it is not till much later that we find out just how extremely rich he is. Sherlock and Mycroft need to find data that has been stolen from a bank's computer system so they make an appointment to visit the bank. The bankers think that they are there on behalf of their father and on very short notice organize a banquet for them that would easily feed a dozen people. When the bankers discover the real reason for the visit, they are disappointed since they were hoping that they might be able to get a small percentage of Holmes Sr.'s banking business. To put things in perspective, the data theft will cost the bank millions and ruin their reputation but having the Holmes family as clients is seen as more profitable than recovering the data.

to:

* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' premiers, premiere, Sherlock Holmes's father is stated to be very wealthy and is the one who hires Joan Watson to be Sherlock's sober companion. However, it is not till much later that we find out just how extremely rich he is. Sherlock and Mycroft need to find data that has been stolen from a bank's computer system so they make an appointment to visit the bank. The bankers think that they are there on behalf of their father and on very short notice organize a banquet for them that would easily feed a dozen people. When the bankers discover the real reason for the visit, they are disappointed since they were hoping that they might be able to get a small percentage of Holmes Sr.'s banking business. To put things in perspective, the data theft will cost the bank millions and ruin their reputation but having the Holmes family as clients is seen as more profitable than recovering the data.



** One of Asmodeus' outfits costs about as much as a large country spends on food in a year. It just goes up from there. Additionally, he wields an extremely powerful [[MagicStaff Magic Staff]] made of pure ruby. It is said to be worth 1,000,000 gold pieces -- ''considering its gem value only!''

to:

** One of Asmodeus' outfits costs about as much as a large country spends on food in a year. It just goes up from there. Additionally, he wields an extremely powerful [[MagicStaff Magic Staff]] MagicStaff made of pure ruby. It is said to be worth 1,000,000 gold pieces -- ''considering its gem value only!''



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' features several characters of particularly obscene wealth. Chejop Kejak's personal salary is the equivalent of a [[MegaCorp Guild]] factor's entire investment network. The investments and personal treasury of a Guild hierarch are equivalent to the wealth of one of Creation's mightiest trade-nations and the operating budget of the most powerful army in the world. The personal wealth of the Scarlet Empress is able to back the currency used by the vast majority of people in the Realm (which, note, is Creation's single largest economy), as well as being the credit for its most powerful bank. Even those are minimal compared to the finances of some of the wealthiest Exalted of the First Age. Further, the nature of reality in creation (a consensual one supported by the order conferring trade pattern that exists as a bulwark against primordial chaos) means that large transactions by fiction 500 characters can damage the trade pattern, and therefore, REALITY ITSELF. Stock market crashes are deadly in Exalted.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' features several characters of particularly obscene wealth. Chejop Kejak's personal salary is the equivalent of a [[MegaCorp Guild]] factor's entire investment network. The investments and personal treasury of a Guild hierarch are equivalent to the wealth of one of Creation's mightiest trade-nations and the operating budget of the most powerful army in the world. The personal wealth of the Scarlet Empress is able to back the currency used by the vast majority of people in the Realm (which, note, is Creation's single largest economy), as well as being the credit for its most powerful bank. Even those are minimal compared to the finances of some of the wealthiest Exalted of the First Age. Further, the nature of reality in creation (a consensual one supported by the order conferring trade pattern Order-Conferring Trade Pattern that exists as a bulwark against primordial chaos) means that large transactions by fiction 500 characters can damage the trade pattern, and therefore, REALITY ITSELF. Stock market crashes are deadly in Exalted.
19th Feb '18 6:45:58 PM MagiMecha
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the Briefs family owns the Capsule Corporation. Capsules are a perfect miniaturization technology, and the Briefs have a monopoly. The exact extent of their wealth isn't made completely clear. However, their mansion is so huge it has its own internal forests, and building a spaceship to meet their friends' interstellar travel needs, free of charge, is apparently a trivial act. It's taken to extremes in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Bulma owns a yacht large enough to house an entire literal ''castle'' with room to spare.

to:

* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the Briefs family owns the Capsule Corporation. Capsules are a perfect miniaturization technology, and the Briefs have a monopoly. The exact extent of their wealth isn't made completely clear. However, their mansion is so huge it has its own internal forests, and building a spaceship to meet their friends' interstellar travel needs, free of charge, is apparently a trivial act. It's taken to extremes in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Bulma owns a yacht large enough to house an entire literal ''castle'' with room to spare. In that same series, Goku described having her give away a few million Zeni is like [[ToiletHumor taking a little pee.]]
19th Feb '18 6:41:52 PM MagiMecha
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Come ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'''s relaunch, [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] joins these men and women, having turned Parker Industries, a company [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Doc Ock started while hijacking Peter's body]], into a massively successful company around the globe. While he has some help with the fact that his step-uncle being John Jameson Sr. (that's J. Jonah Jameson's dad), it does give him a lot more freedom and the chance to enhance his webs. However, an interesting thing about this is that, while he does have a successful business, he's completely out of his league and has made him a massive target for other foes, such as the Zodiac and the Ghost.

to:

** Come ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'''s relaunch, [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] joins these men and women, having turned Parker Industries, a company [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Doc Ock started while hijacking Peter's body]], into a massively successful company around the globe. While he has some help with the fact that his step-uncle being John Jameson Sr. (that's J. Jonah Jameson's dad), it does give him a lot more freedom and the chance to enhance his webs. However, an interesting thing about this is that, while he does have a successful business, he's completely out of his league and has made him a massive target for other foes, such as the Zodiac and the Ghost. It ultimately got so bad that Peter ultimately decided to destroy everything to keep it out of Doctor Octopus' tentacles in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', financially destroying him.
5th Jan '18 12:49:58 AM Cryoclaste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Herman Beckett from OutAtHome is stated to have a net worth exceeding the GDP of Uruguay. While other former sports stars may still rake in the millions with endorsement deals, Herman receives a literal boatload of money in the form of a yacht filled with gold coins in exchange for starting a podcast. The power of his wealth is so great that it defies conventional narrative causality; Herman is nearly always better off when he stops trying to go against his [[TheDitz nature]] by trying to be a responsible parent and society member, and just throws money at his problems until they go away.

to:

* Herman Beckett from OutAtHome ''Webcomic/OutAtHome'' is stated to have a net worth exceeding the GDP of Uruguay. While other former sports stars may still rake in the millions with endorsement deals, Herman receives a literal boatload of money in the form of a yacht filled with gold coins in exchange for starting a podcast. The power of his wealth is so great that it defies conventional narrative causality; Herman is nearly always better off when he stops trying to go against his [[TheDitz nature]] by trying to be a responsible parent and society member, and just throws money at his problems until they go away.
This list shows the last 10 events of 676. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Fiction500