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12th Oct '17 8:41:34 AM MBG
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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.

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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
12th Oct '17 8:35:58 AM MBG
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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.

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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers.computers to space programs. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
12th Oct '17 8:33:13 AM MBG
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** Paradias in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', which possessed shares in every company on the planet and held sway over world governments in addition to being a front for the {{Cult}} and its AncientConspiracy.
** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corp was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corp bought the land he (among many others including his family) were living on and were forcing them out with tanks. Sound like something you'd expect out of a Cyberpunk story. Then it's revealed [[spoiler:Paradias was the actual culprit and they mislead Alistair into thinking it was Kaiba Corp because Paradias' head wanted Alistair to hate Kaiba.]]

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** Paradias Paradias/Doma in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', which possessed shares in every company on the planet and held sway over world governments in addition to being a front for the {{Cult}} and its AncientConspiracy.
** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corp was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corp [=KaibaCorp=] bought the land he (among many others including his family) were living on and were forcing them out with tanks. Sound like something you'd expect out of a Cyberpunk story. Then it's revealed [[spoiler:Paradias was the actual culprit and they mislead Alistair into thinking it was Kaiba Corp [=KaibaCorp=] because Paradias' head wanted Alistair to hate Kaiba.]]


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** [=KaibaCorp=] is a comparatively benign example, as it's (usually) helpful to the protagonists or society at large, depending on how Seto Kaiba is feeling at the moment. It's the world's largest gaming corporation, but in a world where DuelsDecideEverything, especially the later spinoffs, it also happens to be an essential cog in society, and is shown having a major hand in everything from education to construction to theoretical physics to power generation to computers. In ''Film/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', it's claimed that Kaiba outright ''owns Domino City'', and even made it mandatory to own his products. Indeed, the only thing it ''doesn't'' seem to control is the military, as Kaiba DoesntLikeGuns.
26th Sep '17 8:27:27 AM muninwing
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The term megacorp comes from the works of Alfred Eichner (an economist), who defined a megacorp as a large, corporate enterprise that places survival and growth as key objectives -- using its impressive resources to protect itself and its interests, but to also constantly look for avenues of expansion. He argued that such large corporate entities operated using different rules and could be expected to act in different ways from smaller corporations. With the removal of morality as a limiter for corporate actions in the 1980s Wall Street culture, the megacorp became more dominant than even Eichner predicted. And much of modern fear of corporations comes from predictions of what lines they might cross as their search for expansion requires
24th Sep '17 2:09:41 PM DiniV
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* ''VideoGame/GodEater'' has a benevolent example in Fenrir, who use their wealth and advanced technology to both combat the Aragami and allow the remnants of humanity to live in relative comfort and safety.
22nd Sep '17 12:49:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'': hHas a number of Mega Corps, and the game's {{backstory}} reveals a war between the corporations and the [[OneWorldOrder IASA]], which the corporations won, essentially abolishing all regulation beyond the Moon. The protagonist, Marcus Cromwell, works for [=SpaceTech=], a relatively minor Mega Corp. On one occasion, two OSEC ships ambush an IASA ship in deep space, proving that they can do whatever they want without repercussions. The most powerful Mega Corp is the Kissaki Syndicate, a Japanese corporation that has managed to make enormous advances in the recent years (thanks to [[spoiler:ImportedAlienPhlebotinum]]). The status of the Mega Corps is unknown after the events of the game.

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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'': ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident'': hHas a number of Mega Corps, and the game's {{backstory}} reveals a war between the corporations and the [[OneWorldOrder IASA]], which the corporations won, essentially abolishing all regulation beyond the Moon. The protagonist, Marcus Cromwell, works for [=SpaceTech=], a relatively minor Mega Corp. On one occasion, two OSEC ships ambush an IASA ship in deep space, proving that they can do whatever they want without repercussions. The most powerful Mega Corp is the Kissaki Syndicate, a Japanese corporation that has managed to make enormous advances in the recent years (thanks to [[spoiler:ImportedAlienPhlebotinum]]). The status of the Mega Corps is unknown after the events of the game.
17th Sep '17 11:21:59 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'': The Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC) from the series, whose experiments in teleportation technology were responsible for [[TheLegionsOfHell all Hell breaking loose.]] By ''Doom 3'' one of their catch phrases is "The UAC is making safer worlds through [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower superior firepower]]." The opening scroll from Doom 3 sums it up nicely:

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'': The Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC) from the series, whose experiments in teleportation technology were responsible for [[TheLegionsOfHell all Hell breaking loose.]] By ''Doom 3'' one of their catch phrases is "The UAC is making safer worlds through [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower superior firepower]]." The opening scroll from Doom 3 sums it up nicely:
10th Sep '17 1:31:10 AM PaulA
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* The Crysalis Corporation from ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'', a game best described as an unholy lovechild of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The corporation produces everything from household supplies to military hardware. In addition it secretly strives to dominate the world, supplying various cults and terrorist organisations and creating mutated creatures to fight for it. Furthermore, its CEO is actually an avatar of the god Nyarlatothep disguised as a mortal man. Talk about a CorruptCorporateExecutive!

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* The Crysalis Corporation from ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'', a game best described as an unholy lovechild of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] Franchise/CthulhuMythos and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The corporation produces everything from household supplies to military hardware. In addition it secretly strives to dominate the world, supplying various cults and terrorist organisations and creating mutated creatures to fight for it. Furthermore, its CEO is actually an avatar of the god Nyarlatothep disguised as a mortal man. Talk about a CorruptCorporateExecutive!
30th Aug '17 11:22:46 PM MBG
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** The presence of fellow Mega Corps the Techno Union and Banking Clan in the Separatist army suggests that maintaining a giant army of killer Deathbots is a standard business practice in the ''Star Wars'' galaxy. It was until (explained in the ExpandedUniverse) the Galactic Empire outlawed military droids. Though this didn't stop many criminal and quasi-legal organizations from employing large forces of "security guard droids".

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** The presence of fellow Mega Corps the Techno Union and Banking Clan in the Separatist army suggests that maintaining a giant army of killer Deathbots is a standard business practice in the ''Star Wars'' galaxy. It was was, until (explained in the ExpandedUniverse) the Galactic Empire outlawed military droids. Though droids - though this didn't stop many criminal and quasi-legal organizations from employing large forces of "security guard droids".droids". It's heavily implied that the armies were originally designed as what amounted to planetary-scale legbreakers, as a way to make sure that, for instance, nobody would attempt to stiff them on a deal.
28th Aug '17 5:32:42 PM redandready45
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* Film/{{Idiocracy}}: Corporations in the world of 2505 have achieved substantial governmental powers.
** The most plot relevant is Brawndo, a corporation that makes an electrolyte-laden sports drink, was able to take control of both the FDA ''and'' the FCC. Their influence meant that they were able to displace water for both domestic consumption and agricultural use in favor of a sports drink. [[spoiler: When Joe, as Secretary of Interior, forces people to use water, the company collapses, putting ''half the American workforce'' out of work]].
** Costcos in the same time period are ''city sized'', and not only offer consumer goods but law degrees.
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