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15th Jul '16 6:47:47 PM Observance
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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' introduces the Haltmann Works Company, an interstellar megacorporation founded by president Max Proffit Haltmann. It comes to Planet Popstar in order to exploit its abundant natural resources, which [[CulturalPosturing it can make much better use of than the native inhabitants]]. At the very least, it has a [[MechaMooks mechanized]] private army and its own internal currency, the Haltmann.
11th Jul '16 1:42:41 PM Jaro7788
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In Real Life, most Mega Corporations make sure their names are attractive to customers and don't invoke too much company-specific jargon. People in general not only don't like Mega Corporations, they just don't like companies in general (probably because they spend 40 boring hours a week in one and don't really feel like having anything to do with yet another). For this reason, big international business tries to come up with names that will sound relaxing and fun, such as Google or Yahoo!, and won't be likely to include their full names or legal titles in their marketing campaign. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find any corporation that actually ''identifies'' as a corporation. That is, however, ''not'' true in fiction. Here, the diabolical, capitalist nature of the big bad company will be as self evident as possible, making you wonder how on earth it ever managed to get this big in the first place.
10th Jul '16 10:43:20 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' the advanced version of the Plutocratic Oligarchy type of government is called Mega Corporation and run by a Board of Directors and a CEO.
10th Jul '16 1:09:11 AM WiseMan23753
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* In ''FanFic/KingsOfRevolution'', the Britannian Empire is backed by the Donovain Technological Conglometerate, which provides technological breakthroughs to aid in its expansion, including the creation of Knightmare Frames. [[spoiler:This is a front and main public based of LOGOS, allowing it access to resources for its war against the TSAB.]]

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* In ''FanFic/KingsOfRevolution'', the Britannian Empire is backed by the Donovain Technological Conglometerate, which provides technological breakthroughs to aid in its expansion, including the creation of Knightmare Frames. [[spoiler:This is a front and main public based face of Earth for LOGOS, allowing it access to resources for its war against the TSAB.]]
10th Jul '16 1:07:38 AM WiseMan23753
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* In ''FanFic/KingsOfRevolution'', the Britannian Empire is backed by the Donovain Technological Conglometerate, which provides technological breakthroughs to aid in its expansion, including the creation of Knightmare Frames. [[spoiler:This is a front and main public based of LOGOS, allowing it access to resources for its war against the TSAB.]]
21st Jun '16 4:35:05 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** Somewhat subverted in ''Film/AlienResurrection'', where not only has hardly anyone heard of Weyland-Yutani, it's noted that they were one of the Mega Corps back when there actually used to be Mega Corps, implying that their existence was really just a phase humanity went through.
14th Jun '16 6:41:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Armando Power Company in ''VideoGame/TheJourneyDown''. It appears to run everything (mostly through corrupt officials) and has its own private army, which it won't hesitate to use to occupy a city.
2nd Jun '16 2:05:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* [=InGen=] ('''In'''ternational '''Gen'''etics Technologies, Inc.) is the primary one from the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise, being a genetic research company capable of cloning dinosaurs from prehistoric DNA on top of being lucrative enough to fund an elaborate theme park on a privately-owned island with their main cloning facilities on a second island. ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' indicates that they could still fund an expedition to the second island despite the catastrophe the park ended up being, in contrast to the company being completely liquidated in [[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 the novel]].

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
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[=InGen=] ('''In'''ternational '''Gen'''etics Technologies, Inc.) is the primary one from the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise, being a genetic research company capable of cloning dinosaurs from prehistoric DNA on top of being lucrative enough to fund an elaborate theme park on a privately-owned island with their main cloning facilities on a second island. ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' indicates that they could still fund an expedition to the second island despite the catastrophe the park ended up being, in contrast to the company being completely liquidated in [[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 the novel]].
28th May '16 12:45:06 AM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[FunWithAcronyms RED]] (Reliable Excavation Demolition) and [[FunWithAcronyms BLU]] (Builders League United), the two mysterious organizations players work for, apparently each own one half of the world and are fronted by various companies, their main hubs being demolitions (RED) and construction (BLU). Further complicating the matter is the fact that the woman officiating the conflict [[WarForFunAndProfit not only owns and operates a weapons manufacturing corporation of her own]], but is also the CEO of both RED and BLU, ''[[NGOSuperpower putting her in control of every government on the planet.]]'' [[ItsAllThereInTheManual It's All There on the Official Website]].

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[FunWithAcronyms RED]] (Reliable Excavation Demolition) and [[FunWithAcronyms BLU]] (Builders League United), the two mysterious organizations players work for, apparently each own one half of the world and are fronted by various companies, their main hubs being demolitions (RED) and construction (BLU). Further complicating the matter is the fact that the woman officiating the conflict [[WarForFunAndProfit not only owns and operates a weapons manufacturing corporation of her own]], but is also the CEO of both RED and BLU, ''[[NGOSuperpower putting her in control of every government on the planet.]]'' [[ItsAllThereInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual It's All There on the Official Website]].



** The Cataclysm expansion introduces the neutral-turned-Horde aligned Bilgewater cartel (well, it was [[ItsAllThereInTheManual mentioned]] in one small blurb in an RPG book before), who are another rival corporation to the Steamwheedle cartel (even in foot[[strike:ball]]bomb). They controlled the entirety (as far as what you can visit) of the goblins' home island of Kezan, which was covered in massive factories. After losing two zones to volcanoes, they industrialize and/or strip mine most of Azshara, and many other smaller locations (for the Horde).

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** The Cataclysm expansion introduces the neutral-turned-Horde aligned Bilgewater cartel (well, it was [[ItsAllThereInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual mentioned]] in one small blurb in an RPG book before), who are another rival corporation to the Steamwheedle cartel (even in foot[[strike:ball]]bomb). They controlled the entirety (as far as what you can visit) of the goblins' home island of Kezan, which was covered in massive factories. After losing two zones to volcanoes, they industrialize and/or strip mine most of Azshara, and many other smaller locations (for the Horde).
15th May '16 11:56:12 AM Pseudoname
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* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' has five such companies, referred to as gigacorps in-universe. They are The North Dakota Interstellar Transit Amalgam (NORDITA), Celestial Materials Extraction & Transport (Celestial), The Pradesh Institute of Technology - Research & Engineering (PITRE), Earhardt Organics, and The Rank-Rajat Corporation. They tend to specialize in certain areas (Robotics and AI for Rank-Rajat, healing devices and medical tech for Earhardt, etc.), which allows them to work together more smoothly than one would think. Collectively they run the entire Far Arm through corporate feudalism, inciting Hub-owned colonies to rebellion and using corporate mercenaries to prevent Hub from reclaiming its territories. NORDITA is the most prominent one in-game as they own the colony of Shear.
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