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1st Dec '16 11:15:15 PM Elfkaiser
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* The Last Light Consortium from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is comprised of dozens of guilds and corporations. The most notable of these is Minion Robotics which provides all the robot minions and war machines in the setting. In a universe where combatants are running low, Minion Robotics positioned itself to become the "premier provider of custom-built and cost effective war machines for every need in the modern military campaign." They thus have a very dominant monopoly in this market. The company has been around for nearly 500 years, and for most of that time was led by the Magnus CEO, ISIC.



25th Nov '16 1:17:51 PM nombretomado
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* The S & C Company, in Harold Wright's ''The Winning Of Barbara Worth'', is treated in-story like a Mega Corp -- or, for that matter, TheEmpire. It has evil plans, incredible amounts of funding, and any number of CorruptCorporateExecutive[=s.=] This trope is taken to such an extent that Willard's inner struggle between doing the right thing or staying loyal to The Company and his father could be analogized to [[AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko's defection from the Fire Nation.]]

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* The S & C Company, in Harold Wright's ''The Winning Of Barbara Worth'', is treated in-story like a Mega Corp -- or, for that matter, TheEmpire. It has evil plans, incredible amounts of funding, and any number of CorruptCorporateExecutive[=s.=] This trope is taken to such an extent that Willard's inner struggle between doing the right thing or staying loyal to The Company and his father could be analogized to [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko's defection from the Fire Nation.]]
26th Oct '16 6:46:45 PM Arch9enius
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* From Network 7s' The Grand Poseur, the titular Megacorp, with its' Board/locker-room chant MEGACORP! MEGACORP! MEGACORP!
25th Oct '16 10:54:54 AM ChronoLegion
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** The prequels introduce Venport Holdings (which, presumably, eventually evolves into the Spacing Guild), originally founded as Foldspace Shipping Company by Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva. Originally, it's the only transport company that uses the newly-developed Holtzman engines instead of the much slower conventional FTL drives. After Emperor Jules revokes [=VenHold=]'s monopoly on foldspace technology, rival foldspace companies spring up, but they don't know how to make Navigators, which is [=VenHold=]'s best kept secret, and their ships have a chance of being destroyed in transit due to navigation errors. Nevertheless, Director Josef Venport (the great-grandson of Aurelius and Norma) ruthlessly destroys the competition and absorbs their assets. He maintains a private mercenary army and a powerful fleet of advanced warships that rival the forces of House Corrino. Venport has also created a puppet company called Combined Mercantiles (the predecessor to CHOAM) to mine spice on Arrakis. After Emperor Salvador tries to appropriate all spice mining, Venport [[spoiler:has him assassinated]]. The [[spoiler:next]] Emperor responds by [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem enacting a new law and appropriating all of Venport's assets]], resulting in Venport upping the ante and [[spoiler:taking his fleet to threaten Salusa Secundus with his advanced warships and [[HumongousMecha cymeks]]]]. Venport also withdraws all his transport ships from their regular service in supplying multiple Imperial worlds, resulting in unrest. While other companies have picked up some of the slack, they are unable to provide spice to the billions of addicts throughout the Imperium due to Arrakis being, effectively, Josef Venport's personal fiefdom at this point. It's even speculated that, should Venport wish to depose the Emperor, the Landsraad would not object, as [=VenHold=]'s services are far more important to them than continuing the relatively new Corrino dynasty. However, Venport is a businessman and has absolute no intention of holding a political office.

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** The prequels introduce Venport Holdings (which, presumably, eventually evolves into the Spacing Guild), originally founded as Foldspace Shipping Company by Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva. Originally, it's the only transport company that uses the newly-developed Holtzman engines instead of the much slower conventional FTL drives. After Emperor Jules revokes [=VenHold=]'s monopoly on foldspace technology, rival foldspace companies spring up, but they don't know how to make Navigators, which is [=VenHold=]'s best kept secret, and their ships have a chance of being destroyed in transit due to navigation errors. Nevertheless, Director Josef Venport (the great-grandson of Aurelius and Norma) ruthlessly destroys the competition and absorbs their assets. He maintains a private mercenary army and a powerful fleet of advanced warships that rival the forces of House Corrino. Venport has also created a puppet company called Combined Mercantiles (the predecessor to CHOAM) to mine spice on Arrakis. After Emperor Salvador tries to appropriate all spice mining, Venport [[spoiler:has him assassinated]]. The [[spoiler:next]] Emperor responds by [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem enacting a new law and appropriating all of Venport's assets]], resulting in Venport upping the ante and [[spoiler:taking his fleet to threaten Salusa Secundus with his advanced warships and [[HumongousMecha cymeks]]]]. Venport also withdraws all his transport ships from their regular service in supplying multiple Imperial worlds, resulting in unrest. While other companies have picked up some of the slack, they are unable to provide spice to the billions of addicts throughout the Imperium due to Arrakis being, effectively, Josef Venport's personal fiefdom at this point. It's even speculated that, should Venport wish to depose the Emperor, the Landsraad would not object, as [=VenHold=]'s services are far more important to them than continuing the relatively new Corrino dynasty. However, Venport is a businessman and has absolute no intention of holding a political office. Kolhar, the location of the [=VenHold=] HQ, is a veritable fortress, protected by multiple planetary shields and a powerful fleet, impregnable to even the Imperial forces ([[spoiler:that is, until the fanatical Butlerians find a cache of forbidden atomics and [[NukeEm nuke the planet to hell and back]]]]).
25th Oct '16 10:51:24 AM ChronoLegion
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** The prequels introduce Venport Holdings (which, presumably, eventually evolves into the Spacing Guild), originally founded as Foldspace Shipping Company by Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva. Originally, it's the only transport company that uses the newly-developed Holtzman engines instead of the much slower conventional FTL drives. After Emperor Jules revokes [=VenHold=]'s monopoly on foldspace technology, rival foldspace companies spring up, but they don't know how to make Navigators, which is [=VenHold=]'s best kept secret, and their ships have a chance of being destroyed in transit due to navigation errors. Nevertheless, Director Josef Venport (the great-grandson of Aurelius and Norma) ruthlessly destroys the competition and absorbs their assets. He maintains a private mercenary army and a powerful fleet of advanced warships that rival the forces of House Corrino. Venport has also created a puppet company called Combined Mercantiles (the predecessor to CHOAM) to mine spice on Arrakis. After Emperor Salvador tries to appropriate all spice mining, Venport [[spoiler:has him assassinated]]. The [[spoiler:next]] Emperor responds by [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem enacting a new law and appropriating all of Venport's assets]], resulting in Venport upping the ante and [[spoiler:taking his fleet to threaten Salusa Secundus with his advanced warships and [[HumongousMecha cymeks]]]]. Venport also withdraws all his transport ships from their regular service in supplying multiple Imperial worlds, resulting in unrest. While other companies have picked up some of the slack, they are unable to provide spice to the billions of addicts throughout the Imperium due to Arrakis being, effectively, Josef Venport's personal fiefdom at this point. It's even speculated that, should Venport wish to depose the Emperor, the Landsraad would not object, as [=VenHold=]'s services are far more important to them than continuing the relatively new Corrino dynasty. However, Venport is a businessman and has absolute no intention of holding a political office.
9th Oct '16 4:59:32 AM erforce
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* The East India Trading Company from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. It even got control over an armada of over [[AllThereInTheManual 300 warships from the British Royal Navy]]. Not surprising, given its real life counterpart [[TruthInTelevision is also an example]].
* ''DistrictNine'''s MNU is a private security firm tasked with managing the millions of aliens on earth, but in reality are only interested in the aliens' weapons. They force the aliens to live in slum-like conditions, treat them like crap and spread lies about them to keep the them in a bad light. Even MNU's own employees are in the dark about most of their activities, for example that they have been [[spoiler:experimenting on aliens, vivisecting them and trying to create human-alien hybrids]].

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* The East India Trading Company from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. It even got control over an armada of over [[AllThereInTheManual 300 warships from the British Royal Navy]]. Not surprising, given its real life counterpart [[TruthInTelevision is also an example]].
* ''DistrictNine'''s ''Film/District9'''s MNU is a private security firm tasked with managing the millions of aliens on earth, but in reality are only interested in the aliens' weapons. They force the aliens to live in slum-like conditions, treat them like crap and spread lies about them to keep the them in a bad light. Even MNU's own employees are in the dark about most of their activities, for example that they have been [[spoiler:experimenting on aliens, vivisecting them and trying to create human-alien hybrids]].
3rd Oct '16 8:23:49 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Fanfic/{{Fledglings}}'' has the Company, who controls all shipping in the area the story takes place, and makes those islands under its influence pay protection money, ''or else''. They're also heavily based upon both the Dutch and British East India Companies.
28th Sep '16 5:47:10 PM PrussianInk
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [=StrexCorp=] Synernists, Inc., which has taken control of and runs most industries in Desert Bluffs, and [[spoiler:does the same to Night Vale after [[WhamEpisode Episode 32.]]]]



* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [=StrexCorp=] Synernists, Inc., which has taken control of and runs most industries in Desert Bluffs, and [[spoiler:does the same to Night Vale after [[WhamEpisode Episode 32.]]]]
23rd Sep '16 6:58:07 AM Lord_Vetinari
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* In Webcomic/CaptainUfo it's hinted that there are several of these in the [[TheFederation USC]]. The plot of the second season involves the Brimen-Fukuoka corp.
15th Sep '16 9:58:12 AM AHI-3000
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* Ed Wuncler I from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is in charge of a family-owned conglomerate called Wuncler Enterprises, which controls most of the local economy and politics in Woodcrest; the Wunclers own most of the businesses, houses, and other real estate in town, and they've also [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bought off]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections all the authorities]].

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* Ed Wuncler I from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is in charge of a family-owned conglomerate called Wuncler Enterprises, which controls most of the local economy and politics in Woodcrest; the Wunclers own most of the businesses, houses, and other real estate in town, and they've also [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bought off]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections all the authorities]].authorities]] [[KarmaHoudini to get away with illegal activity]].



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