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16th Jun '18 12:09:02 PM Ninamarie124
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1st Jun '18 10:35:48 AM Sibericus
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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.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' empires with the advanced version of the Plutocratic Oligarchy type of government is called Mega Corporation and run Corporate Dominion civic are explicitly ruled by a Board of Directors and a CEO.corporations, with varying levels portrayal based on ethics.
22nd Apr '18 2:29:39 PM Cieloazul
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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll. In line with their corporate ambition, Mega Corps usually invest an ungodly amount of money in security, employing not only large contingents of PrivateMilitaryContractors as staff and guards (often reaching [[CorporateWarfare military levels in numbers and/or hardware]]), but possibly even HiredGuns in order to take out the competition. As a sign of their omnipresence, they will [[SigilSpam stamp their sigil in just every visible place]] and will always be happy to announce bombastically the company legal name, which will be inevitably reduced to a single word name or surname followed by "Corporation", "Industries" or "Enterprises".

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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll. In line with their corporate ambition, Mega Corps usually invest an ungodly amount of money in security, employing not only large contingents of PrivateMilitaryContractors as staff and guards (often reaching [[CorporateWarfare military levels in numbers and/or hardware]]), but possibly even HiredGuns in order to take out the competition. As a sign of their omnipresence, they will [[SigilSpam stamp their sigil in just every visible place]] and will always be happy to announce bombastically the company legal name, which will be inevitably reduced to either an acronym or a single word name or surname followed by "Corporation", "Industries" or "Enterprises".
22nd Apr '18 2:17:26 PM Cieloazul
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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll. In line with their corporate ambition, Mega Corps usually invest an ungodly amount of money in security, employing not only large contingents of PrivateMilitaryContractors as staff and guards (often reaching [[CorporateWarfare military levels in numbers and/or hardware]]), but possibly even HiredGuns in order to take out the competition. As a sign of their omnipresence, they will [[SigilStamp stamp their sigil in just every visible place]] and will announce bombastically the company legal name, which is almost always reduced to a single word name or surname followed by "Corporation", "Industries" or "Enterprises".

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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll. In line with their corporate ambition, Mega Corps usually invest an ungodly amount of money in security, employing not only large contingents of PrivateMilitaryContractors as staff and guards (often reaching [[CorporateWarfare military levels in numbers and/or hardware]]), but possibly even HiredGuns in order to take out the competition. As a sign of their omnipresence, they will [[SigilStamp [[SigilSpam stamp their sigil in just every visible place]] and will always be happy to announce bombastically the company legal name, which is almost always will be inevitably reduced to a single word name or surname followed by "Corporation", "Industries" or "Enterprises".
22nd Apr '18 2:15:49 PM Cieloazul
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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll.

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.

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Rarely are Mega Corporations portrayed with anything other than unremitting negativism; rather than being a simple business making things that people want to buy, they are almost invariably the villains of the setting, and depicted as exploitative, oppressive and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screwing the rules with their money]] while maintaining a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated façade. They are home to the CorruptCorporateExecutive, MeanBoss, PointyHairedBoss, and ObstructiveBureaucrat, and usually have {{Amoral Attorney}}s on the payroll.

payroll. In line with their corporate ambition, Mega Corps usually invest an ungodly amount of money in security, employing not only large contingents of PrivateMilitaryContractors as staff and guards (often reaching [[CorporateWarfare military levels in numbers and/or hardware]]), but possibly even HiredGuns in order to take out the competition. As a sign of their omnipresence, they will [[SigilStamp stamp their sigil in just every visible place]] and will announce bombastically the company legal name, which is almost always reduced to a single word name or surname followed by "Corporation", "Industries" or "Enterprises".

In Real Life, most Mega Corporations make sure their names are attractive to customers and don't invoke too much company-specific jargon. People however, people in general not only don't like Mega Corporations, Corporations by concept, they just don't like companies in general (probably 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). another. For this reason, big international business usually tries to come up with names that will sound relaxing and fun, such as like Google or Yahoo!, and will not invoke too much company-specific jargon, so they won't be likely to include their full names or legal titles in their marketing campaign. In fact, in contrast to the monolithic image of cohesiveness fictitious Mega Corps often try to give, you'll be hard pressed to find any real corporation that actually ''identifies'' itself as a corporation. That is, however, ''not'' true This is incredibly rare in fiction. Here, fiction, where the diabolical, capitalist nature of the big bad company will traditionally needs to be as self evident self-evident as possible, making even if it makes you wonder how on earth it ever managed to get this big in the first place.



They may also [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem be shown controlling the government either through having employees in important positions or through lobbying]], or taken to its extreme, may have PrivateMilitaryContractors or other HiredGuns (or even [[OneNationUnderCopyright an entire country or world]]) at their disposal, and become [[NGOSuperpower Superpowers]] in their own right. CorporateWarfare may result if financial means are not enough to accomplish the company's goals. In shows seeking a GreenAesop a Mega Corp could also be ToxicInc.

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They may also [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem be shown controlling the government either through having employees in important positions or through lobbying]], or taken to its extreme, may have PrivateMilitaryContractors or other HiredGuns (or even [[OneNationUnderCopyright an entire country or world]]) world]] at their disposal, and become [[NGOSuperpower Superpowers]] in their own right. CorporateWarfare may result if financial means are not enough to accomplish the company's goals. In shows seeking a GreenAesop a Mega Corp could also be ToxicInc.
19th Apr '18 8:57:47 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Shaw Industries was run by the evil mutant Sebastian Shaw, and was a major US and international military contractor. Ironically, Shaw built at least one series of the mutant-hunting [[KillerRobot Sentinels]].

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* ** Shaw Industries was run by the evil mutant Sebastian Shaw, and was a major US and international military contractor. Ironically, Shaw built at least one series of the mutant-hunting [[KillerRobot Sentinels]].Sentinels]].
** The Kronas Corporation was sufficiently big to ''buy up'' Roxxon and various others. It was [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything run by rogue Russians to finance a right wing populist US presidential candidate]].
19th Apr '18 8:55:34 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Shaw Industries was run by the evil mutant Sebastian Shaw, and was a major US and international military contractor. Ironically, Shaw built at least one series of the mutant-hunting [[KillerRobot Sentinels]].
19th Apr '18 8:53:50 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** If you need a corporation that's only ''usually'' up to no good (as opposed to the always evil Oscorp) it's Roxxon Energy Corporation, formerly Roxxon Oil, or its subsidiary the Brand Corporation. Heck, Roxxon has actually managed to gain it's own sovereign state.

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** If you need a corporation that's only ''usually'' up to no good (as opposed to the always evil Oscorp) it's Roxxon Energy Corporation, formerly Roxxon Oil, or its subsidiary the Brand Corporation. Heck, Roxxon has actually managed to gain it's its own sovereign state.state.
12th Apr '18 11:37:12 AM zarpaulus
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* Creator/WilliamGibson's Literature/SprawlTrilogy are and short stories set in the same world are the TropeCodifier. Mega-corporations are at least as powerful as major governments, and most of the conflict comes from corporate warfare or as the result of corporate actions. Some examples of megacorps in the world include Tessier-Ashpool S.A., Maas Biolabs and Hosaka Corporation, among others. Real-life corporations such as Hitachi and Sony also make an appearance. The Yakuza is also a nationally recognized corporate power.

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* Creator/WilliamGibson's Literature/SprawlTrilogy are and short stories set in the same world are the TropeCodifier. Mega-corporations are at least as powerful as major governments, and most of the conflict comes from corporate warfare or as the result of corporate actions. Some examples of megacorps in the world include Tessier-Ashpool S.A., Maas Biolabs and Hosaka Corporation, among others. Real-life corporations such as Hitachi and Sony also make an appearance. The Yakuza is also a nationally recognized corporate power.
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