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15th Feb '17 1:32:46 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Iron Bank can finance entire kingdoms and are not above taking sides in foreign conflicts to secure their investments.
20th Jan '17 7:11:18 PM zarpaulus
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* Spiga Biotech in ''Incorporated'', one of multiple corporations that have become more powerful than the world's governments, ravaged as they were by environmental disasters. The world is divided into "Green Zones" owned by Spiga and other corporations, and "Red Zones" that are essentially slums.

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* Spiga Biotech in ''Incorporated'', ''Series/{{Incorporated}}'', one of multiple corporations that have become more powerful than the world's governments, ravaged as they were by environmental disasters. The world is divided into "Green Zones" owned by Spiga and other corporations, and "Red Zones" that are essentially slums.
20th Jan '17 1:22:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''The Fungi from Yuggoth''. New World Incorporated (NWI) is a large international corporation that has interests in mining, oil, aircraft manufacture and ship building, international banking and munitions. Unknown to the general public is the fact that NWI is controlled by the forces of the CthulhuMythos and is being used to bring about the Day of the Beast and cause worldwide devastation.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''The Fungi from Yuggoth''. New World Incorporated (NWI) is a large international corporation that has interests in mining, oil, aircraft manufacture and ship building, international banking and munitions. Unknown to the general public is the fact that NWI is controlled by the forces of the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos and is being used to bring about the Day of the Beast and cause worldwide devastation.
8th Jan '17 11:54:19 AM nombretomado
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* Marvel's ''[[{{Marvel 2099}} 2099]]'' titles had the world run by Mega Corps, namely Alchemax. How bad were things, you ask? The person that eventually overthrew their control and ushered in a fairer regime was none other than ''Doctor Doom''. Alchemax eventually appears in the 616-verse as well and is just as nasty in the present day as it is in 2099. Probably because two of its three founders are Tiberius Stone and [[spoiler:Norman Osborn]], both utterly amoral villains with no conscience or empathy.

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* Marvel's ''[[{{Marvel 2099}} ''[[ComicBook/Marvel2099 2099]]'' titles had the world run by Mega Corps, namely Alchemax. How bad were things, you ask? The person that eventually overthrew their control and ushered in a fairer regime was none other than ''Doctor Doom''. Alchemax eventually appears in the 616-verse as well and is just as nasty in the present day as it is in 2099. Probably because two of its three founders are Tiberius Stone and [[spoiler:Norman Osborn]], both utterly amoral villains with no conscience or empathy.
29th Dec '16 11:46:00 AM Xtifr
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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': The Umbrella Corporation. Their front is a pharmaceutical company, but their real business plan consists of "let's inject this [[TheVirus zombie potion]] [[TheMengele into an animal and see what happens]]" while giving [[NoOSHACompliance OSHA]] the finger. Notably, when the government finally had evidence of Umbrella's misdeeds in the TimeSkip before ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', they destroyed the company by applying a massive embargo to its activities, crashing their stock prices and eventually running Umbrella out of business. Years later, its SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, TRICELL, suffered much the same fate after the main people behind it were killed in the events of ''ResidentEvil5'' (it's heavily implied that the remainder of the company didn't survive the investigations prompted by the clues Chris and Sheva uncovered in Kijuju).

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': The Umbrella Corporation. Their front is a pharmaceutical company, but their real business plan consists of "let's inject this [[TheVirus zombie potion]] [[TheMengele into an animal and see what happens]]" while giving [[NoOSHACompliance OSHA]] the finger. Notably, when the government finally had evidence of Umbrella's misdeeds in the TimeSkip before ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', they destroyed the company by applying a massive embargo to its activities, crashing their stock prices and eventually running Umbrella out of business. Years later, its SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, TRICELL, suffered much the same fate after the main people behind it were killed in the events of ''ResidentEvil5'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' (it's heavily implied that the remainder of the company didn't survive the investigations prompted by the clues Chris and Sheva uncovered in Kijuju).
27th Dec '16 12:58:41 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a lot of corporates around, but the biggest one is Vishkar Corporation, the only corporation that reached worldwide influence and rumored to be an even greater power than the government itself. Thus far, however, its only shown sold products seemed to be just area/housing development projects, and it causes problems because the workers there are majorly corrupt KnightTemplar with the exception of the playable representative there (Symmetra), and their latest shenanigan was blowing up a rival headquarter in Rio de Janeiro in order to attain dominance in the area, accidentally setting a favela on fire and then oppressing its citizens to accept its development, once again following the usual spirit of the trope: It's considered antagonistic and corrupt.
22nd Dec '16 2:37:40 PM Xtifr
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* ''Star Bridge'' by Creator/JackWilliamson and Creator/JamesEGunn features the Eron Company, which has a monopoly over the secret to faster-than-light travel. When the general manager dies, this triggers a SuccessionCrisis.
12th Dec '16 12:38:17 PM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2'' upgrades Zilla Enterprises from big corporation to one of these, setting up "safe cities" where people can live without fear of being torn apart by the demons unleashed by the Collision. But Zilla's government is anything but democratic, and people who voice any kind of dissent are re-educated and Chi-chipped. And that's not even mentioning the nasty experiments Zilla gets up to.
11th Dec '16 12:26:06 PM TomTheEducator
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** Also an interesting example of VillianWithGoodPublicity, since the Core Systems have a rather positive view of the IMC. Their exploitative and ruthless tactics are really only seen in the Frontier worlds, and their goods are so pervasive and ubiquitous that taking them down would ruin the interstellar economy. Somewhat worryingly, it's implied that the IMC is fully aware of this, describing their Core Systems' apathy as "consumer inertia".

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** Also an interesting example of VillianWithGoodPublicity, VillainWithGoodPublicity, since the Core Systems have a rather positive view of the IMC. Their exploitative and ruthless tactics are really only seen in the Frontier worlds, and their goods are so pervasive and ubiquitous that taking them down would ruin the interstellar economy. Somewhat worryingly, it's implied that the IMC is fully aware of this, describing their Core Systems' apathy as "consumer inertia".
11th Dec '16 12:25:01 PM TomTheEducator
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* ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'': The IMC (Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation) is a pretty clear-cut evil example: they appear to have little direct political authority, instead relying on their apparently limitless resources to buy off the Earth governments, keep their shareholders sweet, and outfit armies capable of steamrolling [[PlanetLooters any Frontier planet they choose]]. They can field entire fleets of ships, divisions of soldiers and their [[MiniMecha Titans]] are usually the most advanced on the battlefield. This is taken to a new level in the [[Titanfall2 sequel]], where they have enough resources to build a huge research facility in Typhon that [[spoiler: ''actually succeeds in accomplishing time travel''.]]
** Also an interesting example of VillianWithGoodPublicity, since the Core Systems have a rather positive view of the IMC. Their exploitative and ruthless tactics are really only seen in the Frontier worlds, and their goods are so pervasive and ubiquitous that taking them down would ruin the interstellar economy. Somewhat worryingly, it's implied that the IMC is fully aware of this, describing their Core Systems' apathy as "consumer inertia".
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