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6th Dec '17 10:42:10 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* The backstory of ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' establishes that in the 2060s not only were there only a handful of these running everything (the "Fortune 5"), but they'd actually begun [[WarForFunAndProfit starting wars]] since, after robotics saved the environment, inevitably they should fight all wars too. [[GoneHorriblyRight Oops]].
** Other backstory documents also reveal a supreme court decision allowing corporation the right to run for political office through proxy candidates.
28th Nov '17 10:36:13 AM SlyCooperFan1
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'': Features this in the form of General Resource Ltd. and Neucom Inc., who are at war with each other at the start of the game. The series returned to national conflict setup with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'', but chillingly, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'', and particularly ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' gives General Resource a StartOfDarkness, having them start from a humble arms company called [[spoiler: South Belkan Munitions Factory, later Grunder Industries]]. Neucom, meanwhile, started off as the [[spoiler:Erusean Air and Space Administration]], the clandestine organization behind the high-tech gadgetry of Eruseans in the aforementioned ''04'', including the famed [[InfinityPlusOneSword superfighter X-02 Wyvern]]. In fact the entire series between ''Electrosphere'' and the ContinuityReboot with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'' (except maybe ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'') can be safely considered one giant {{prequel}} to the Usean Corporate War.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'': Features this in the form of General Resource Ltd. and Neucom Inc., who are at war with each other at the start of the game. The series returned to national conflict setup with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'', but chillingly, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'', and particularly ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' gives General Resource a StartOfDarkness, having them start from a humble arms company called [[spoiler: South Belkan Munitions Factory, later Grunder Industries]]. Neucom, meanwhile, Neucom started off as the [[spoiler:Erusean Air and Space Administration]], the clandestine organization behind the high-tech gadgetry of Eruseans in the aforementioned ''04'', including the famed [[InfinityPlusOneSword superfighter X-02 Wyvern]]. Wyvern]] and further experiments in ''VideoGame/AceCombat7SkiesUnknown''. In fact the entire main series between after ''Electrosphere'' and the ContinuityReboot with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'' (except maybe ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'') can be safely considered one giant {{prequel}} to the Usean Corporate War.
21st Nov '17 10:49:11 PM PaulA
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* INITEC (Interstellar Nanoatomic Independent Terran Empire Corporation) in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Original Sin''. Its specialty is robotics, but it also produces weaponry (including the glitterguns that [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen saw off the Cybermen]]) and spaceships. Oh, and it's run by [[spoiler:a robot [[VirtualGhost with the mind of]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion Tobias Vaughn]]]]. Small surprise, considering the real significance of the corporation's name. [[spoiler: Interstellar Nanoatomic is a SignificantAnagram for International Electromatics.]]

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* INITEC (Interstellar Nanoatomic Independent Terran Empire Corporation) in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Original Sin''.''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresOriginalSin Original Sin]]''. Its specialty is robotics, but it also produces weaponry (including the glitterguns that [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen saw off the Cybermen]]) and spaceships. Oh, and it's run by [[spoiler:a robot [[VirtualGhost with the mind of]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion Tobias Vaughn]]]]. Small surprise, considering the real significance of the corporation's name. [[spoiler: Interstellar [[spoiler:"Interstellar Nanoatomic ITEC" is a SignificantAnagram for International Electromatics."International Electromatics", Vaughn's original corporation.]]
13th Nov '17 11:28:53 AM Dragon101
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* ''Series/RedDwarf''. In the [[SarcasmMode creatively titled]] "M-Corp", the crew download an overdue software update from the 26th century from their mining company, only to learn that at this point in history said company was taken over by the titular evil corporation, which had in fact had managed to TakeOverTheWorld and control vital necessities like food, water and air and could even tax people charge people for their subversive thoughts. Since Lister is the only registered crew member on board, M-Corp goes so far as to edit his perceptions and prevent him from even seeing or hearing anything that isn't owned by them, including Rimmer, Kryten and Cat. He eventually transports to an unknown location run by an M-Corp A.I. that forces him to buy things and is willing to inflict pain on him and put his life in danger just so he can buy items to save himself, and eventually starts charging him in his time and lifespan. This Mega-Corp was so powerful that it was essentially a RealityWarper as it could offer you - or take ''from'' you- anything it wanted in order to charge you more.
28th Oct '17 8:21:54 PM HotelCalifornia
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has Daverak Industries, an industrial conglomerate that produces many major Demon war machines like [[HumongousMecha Megaliths]] and [[GiantFlyer Soul Rippers]]. Most of the systems and munitions on the Dreadnought were bought (and stolen) from them.
** Episode 68 references Pandemonium Drive Yards, another Demon firm that employs billions of slaves in spaceship construction.
21st Oct '17 9:21:56 AM Hydrogenn
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The term megacorp comes from the works of Alfred Eichner (an economist), who defined a megacorp as a large, corporate enterprise that places survival and growth as key objectives -- using its impressive resources to protect itself and its interests, but to also constantly look for avenues of expansion. He argued that such large corporate entities operated using different rules and could be expected to act in different ways from smaller corporations. With the removal of morality as a limiter for corporate actions in the 1980s Wall Street culture, the megacorp became more dominant than even Eichner predicted. And much of modern fear of corporations comes from predictions of what lines they might cross as their search for expansion requires

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The term megacorp comes from the works of Alfred Eichner (an economist), who defined a megacorp as a large, corporate enterprise that places survival and growth as key objectives -- using its impressive resources to protect itself and its interests, but to also constantly look for avenues of expansion. He argued that such large corporate entities operated using different rules and could be expected to act in different ways from smaller corporations. With the removal of morality as a limiter for corporate actions in the 1980s Wall Street culture, the megacorp became more dominant than even Eichner predicted. And much of modern fear of corporations comes from predictions of what lines they might cross as to meet their search need for expansion requires expansion.
21st Oct '17 1:20:26 AM LtFedora
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* Film/{{Idiocracy}}: Corporations in the world of 2505 have achieved substantial governmental powers.

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* Film/{{Idiocracy}}: ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'': Corporations in the world of 2505 have achieved substantial governmental powers.


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* The [[Film/SoylentGreen Soylent Corporation]], which controls half of the worlds artificial food supply.
12th Oct '17 8:41:34 AM MBG
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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.

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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
12th Oct '17 8:35:58 AM MBG
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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.

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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers.computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
12th Oct '17 8:33:13 AM MBG
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** Paradias in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', which possessed shares in every company on the planet and held sway over world governments in addition to being a front for the {{Cult}} and its AncientConspiracy.
** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corp was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corp bought the land he (among many others including his family) were living on and were forcing them out with tanks. Sound like something you'd expect out of a Cyberpunk story. Then it's revealed [[spoiler:Paradias was the actual culprit and they mislead Alistair into thinking it was Kaiba Corp because Paradias' head wanted Alistair to hate Kaiba.]]

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** Paradias Paradias/Doma in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', which possessed shares in every company on the planet and held sway over world governments in addition to being a front for the {{Cult}} and its AncientConspiracy.
** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corp was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corp [=KaibaCorp=] bought the land he (among many others including his family) were living on and were forcing them out with tanks. Sound like something you'd expect out of a Cyberpunk story. Then it's revealed [[spoiler:Paradias was the actual culprit and they mislead Alistair into thinking it was Kaiba Corp [=KaibaCorp=] because Paradias' head wanted Alistair to hate Kaiba.]]


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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
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