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20th Jun '17 3:48:22 PM jormis29
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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, CreatorRidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].

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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, CreatorRidleyScott Creator/RidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].
20th Jun '17 8:28:12 AM Piterpicher
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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, RidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].

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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, RidleyScott CreatorRidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].
16th Jun '17 12:30:16 AM bfunc
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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.

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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 General Manager[[note]]"Emperor" in all but name ... while the position is not hereditary in the usual sense, all high Company officials can trace their lineage back to the first General Manager[[/note]] dies, this triggers a SuccessionCrisis.
10th Jun '17 12:22:12 PM greshnak
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* Off ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' comes Interstellar Spaceways, or InterSpace. In the book's universe, they are the biggest corporation and still growing-fast. So large a franchise, they are willing to bribe Virgil Samms to their antagonist side with millions of value-increasing credits, and twenty two & one half percent of their entire Spaceways brigade. It's the highest they can offer, but still.

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* Off ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' comes Interstellar Spaceways, or InterSpace. In the book's universe, they are the biggest corporation and still growing-fast. So large a franchise, they are willing to bribe Virgil Samms to their antagonist side with millions of value-increasing credits, and twenty two & one half percent of their entire Spaceways brigade. It's the highest they can offer, but still. . . .
* Interspace, otherwise known as IS, covers ''The Bones of Time'' by Kathleen Ann Goonan with the underhanded dealings of the mega corp, with worldwide shareholders. They pay people to act as lab rats for their yet to be approved nanotech, as well as fund studies in various fields like genome nature and cloning, spatial and dimensional warping mathematics as long as it benefits IS. Killing to further the IS agenda is also a go.
10th Jun '17 11:24:17 AM greshnak
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* Off ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' comes Interstellar Spaceways, or InterSpace. In the book's universe, they are the biggest corporation and still growing-fast. So large a franchise, they are willing to bribe Virgil Samms to their antagonist side with millions of value-increasing credits, and twenty two & one half percent of their entire Spaceways brigade. It's the highest they can offer, but still.
2nd Jun '17 2:19:39 AM PaulA
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** ''Podkayne of Mars'' . The Venus Corporation, which controls the entire planet.
31st May '17 7:53:46 PM PaulA
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** Rudbek Enterprises, from ''{{Literature/CitizenoftheGalaxy}}'', has enough pull to get a military starship to land at it's private spaceport.

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** Rudbek Enterprises, from ''{{Literature/CitizenoftheGalaxy}}'', ''Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy'', has enough pull to get a military starship to land at it's its private spaceport.
28th May '17 12:54:19 AM MasterN
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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' introduces the Haltmann Works Company, an interstellar megacorporation founded by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive president]] [[PunnyName Max Proffit]] [[BigBad Haltmann.]] It comes to Planet Popstar in order to exploit its abundant natural resources, which [[CulturalPosturing it claims it can make much better use of than the native inhabitants]]. At the very least, it has a [[MechaMooks mechanized]] private army, its own internal currency, the Haltmann, and [[spoiler: control of an ancient supercomputer that [[AiIsACrapshoot basically runs]] [[ManBehindTheMan their whole operation,]] [[GreaterScopeVillain and made Max into the greedy villain he is.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' introduces the Haltmann Works Company, an [[GalacticConqueror interstellar megacorporation megacorporation]] founded by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive president]] [[PunnyName Max Proffit]] [[BigBad Haltmann.]] It comes to Planet Popstar in order to exploit its abundant natural resources, which [[CulturalPosturing it claims it can make much better use of than the native inhabitants]]. At the very least, it has a [[MechaMooks mechanized]] private army, its own internal currency, the Haltmann, and [[spoiler: control of an ancient supercomputer that [[AiIsACrapshoot basically runs]] [[ManBehindTheMan their whole operation,]] [[GreaterScopeVillain and made Max into the greedy villain he is.]]]]
28th May '17 12:49:40 AM MasterN
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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.

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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' introduces the Haltmann Works Company, an interstellar megacorporation founded by president [[CorruptCorporateExecutive president]] [[PunnyName Max Proffit Haltmann. Proffit]] [[BigBad Haltmann.]] It comes to Planet Popstar in order to exploit its abundant natural resources, which [[CulturalPosturing it claims it can make much better use of than the native inhabitants]]. At the very least, it has a [[MechaMooks mechanized]] private army and army, its own internal currency, the Haltmann.Haltmann, and [[spoiler: control of an ancient supercomputer that [[AiIsACrapshoot basically runs]] [[ManBehindTheMan their whole operation,]] [[GreaterScopeVillain and made Max into the greedy villain he is.]]]]
11th May '17 2:39:37 PM RobTan
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** Also Deconstructed when Avasarala points out that the reason [=MegaCorps=] get away with so much isn't because there are no laws to stop them, but that those laws are hardly ever enforced by bureaucrats who are hoping for cushy private sector jobs. When [[spoiler:MKM meets with a genuinely motivated and concerted government opposition, it's helpless to fight back.]]
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