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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.
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.
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