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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.
14th May '16 8:22:49 PM Ramidel
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** Although Manpower is widespread and powerful, they are not alone in being a system spanning Mega corp. Kinder examples such as the Hauptman Cartel and Honor's own company. Plus the Mafia planets like Erewhon.

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** Although Manpower is widespread and powerful, they are not alone in being a system spanning Mega corp. Kinder examples such as the The Hauptman Cartel and Honor's own company.is a kinder example. Plus the Mafia planets like Erewhon.
11th May '16 3:43:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'' has the Isis Corporation, a ''mostly'' benign organization of vampires and other supernatural creatures that controls the shadow underworld. Though they're more concerned with simply keeping the balance between the shadow creatures, the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]], and the regular humans, than doing active good.

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* ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'' has the Isis Corporation, a ''mostly'' benign organization of vampires and other supernatural creatures that controls the shadow underworld. Though they're more concerned with simply keeping the balance between the shadow creatures, the [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]], and the regular humans, than doing active good.
6th May '16 11:26:46 PM Doug86
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** The other (unofficial) SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact'', has the Noxium Corporation, which got its start in the Solar System by sabotaging the competition, leaving it the only major corporation operating in near-Earth space. Together with [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Imperium]], they formed the Ceres Cartel, using the mercs as their muscle to maintain their monopoly. They also finance the construction of the first interstellar colony ships. According to the [[AllInTheManual manual]], the director of Noxium made the company a fortune, predicting that Imperium would betray them and betting against his own company on the stock market. Knowing that they can't trust Imperium to be their military arm, Noxium starts employing its own military forces once they get to Pandora.

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** The other (unofficial) SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact'', has the Noxium Corporation, which got its start in the Solar System by sabotaging the competition, leaving it the only major corporation operating in near-Earth space. Together with [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Imperium]], they formed the Ceres Cartel, using the mercs as their muscle to maintain their monopoly. They also finance the construction of the first interstellar colony ships. According to the [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], the director of Noxium made the company a fortune, predicting that Imperium would betray them and betting against his own company on the stock market. Knowing that they can't trust Imperium to be their military arm, Noxium starts employing its own military forces once they get to Pandora.
29th Apr '16 9:48:58 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the benevolent Stark Industries (stated by Lucius Fox to have a stranglehold on high end tech) and Wayne Enterprises, and the less benevolent Luthorcorp, Oscorp and Roxxon.
26th Apr '16 8:21:17 PM M84
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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''.

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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.
22nd Apr '16 8:03:27 AM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/{{X}}'': There are several in the ''X-Universe'', including the vast economic empires the player can build. [[ProudMerchantRace The Teladi have their entire race organized as one]], and then there's OTAS, [=TerraCorp=], NMMC, Plutarch, Atreus, and the Strong Arms.

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* ''VideoGame/{{X}}'': There are several in the ''X-Universe'', including the vast economic empires the player can build. [[ProudMerchantRace The Teladi have their entire race organized as one]], and then there's OTAS, [=TerraCorp=], NMMC, Plutarch, Atreus, and the Strong Arms. In ''VideoGame/XRebirth'', with the shutdown of the PortalNetwork after the previous game Plutarch has become OneNationUnderCopyright over the Albion System, and is one of the villainous factions.
20th Apr '16 12:04:02 PM Xlsfd
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* ''VideoGame/AnnoDomini'' features several. The Tycoon faction from Anno 2070 has the player leading a susidiary of "Global Trust", the world's largest energy supplier, while Anno 2205 has every player run his/her own Mega Corp.
31st Mar '16 12:22:51 PM Nargrakhan
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* [=ComStar=] in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' held an absolute monopoly on interstellar communication and had a sizeable army of its own. They owned the Earth's solar system (admittedly small potatoes compared to the other interstellar empires of the setting) and their company Scrip was the standard currency of intergalactic trade. At least until after the [[ProudWarriorRace Clans]] invaded. In the wake of the invasion, [=ComStar=] ended up splintering into two groups (the other being the Word of Blake), and then following the Word of Blake Jihad, Comstar was left with far less power and influence due to the fact that nobody really trusted them anymore. When the Blackout occurred and almost all the Hyperpulse Generators were knocked offline during the Dark Age, Comstar was reduced to a shadow of its former self since they no longer had a service they could provide and no other assets with which to generate revenue. Unless the Blackout ends soon, they're at very great risk of disappearing entirely.

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* [=ComStar=] in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' held an absolute monopoly on interstellar communication and had a sizeable army secretly fielded the ''largest'' military in known space (at ''least'' 144 [=BattleMech=] regiments and three dozen [=WarShips=], just prior to the [[BigBadassBattleSequence Battle of its own.Tukayyid]]). They owned the Earth's solar system (admittedly small potatoes compared to the other interstellar empires of the setting) and their company Scrip was the standard currency of intergalactic trade. At least until after the [[ProudWarriorRace Clans]] invaded. In the wake of the invasion, [=ComStar=] ended up splintering into two groups (the other being the Word of Blake), and then following the Word of Blake Jihad, Comstar was left with far less power and influence due to the fact that nobody really trusted them anymore. When the Blackout occurred and almost all the Hyperpulse Generators were knocked offline during the Dark Age, Comstar was reduced to a shadow of its former self since they no longer had a service they could provide and no other assets with which to generate revenue. Unless the Blackout ends soon, they're at very great risk of disappearing entirely.
7th Mar '16 8:10:33 PM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/DeepGravity'', the Maelstrom Science and Technology Corporation has an exclusive licence to explore the planet Poseidon, supposedly in the name of science but in practice for profit. However, that licence can be put up for tender again if anything goes wrong with their operations... such as the disaster that the comic is about. [[spoiler:It turns out that the event was deliberate sabotage by someone in the pay of a rival company which wanted Maelstrom's monopoly for itself]].
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