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27th Jul '17 12:41:09 AM Ana0119
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': All the Pokemon shops in the first 4 generations of the game and their many spinoffs are all run by the Silph Corporation. Meaning they run the only store in 90% of the towns across multiple continents and island chains. They appear to maintain several crushing monopolies. If you want a PokeBall you either buy it from Silph or get this one old guy in Azalea Town who carves them out of nuts to make you one.
** Silph Corporation's only competition appears to be the Devon Corporation, which runs a few stores in one region.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': All the Pokemon shops in the first 4 generations 1, 2 and 4 of the game games and their many spinoffs are all run by the Silph Corporation. Meaning they run the only store in 90% of the towns across multiple continents regions and island chains. They appear to maintain several crushing monopolies. If you want a PokeBall you either buy it from Silph or get this one old guy in Azalea Town who carves them out of nuts to make you one.
** Silph Corporation's only competition appears to be the Devon Corporation, which runs a few the stores in one region.the region from 3rd generation.



** Based on the fact that Silph Co. is only mentioned in the Hoenn, Johto and Kanto regions, and the fact that Kalos has it's own Pokéball factory that is not stated to be run by Silph, it's safe to assume that Silph runs stores only the Japanese-based regions (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.), and that Unova, Kalos and possibly Orre have different companies running their stores.

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** Based on the fact that Silph Co. is only mentioned in the Hoenn, Johto and Kanto regions, and the fact that Kalos has it's own Pokéball factory that is not stated to be run by Silph, it's safe to assume that Silph runs stores only the Japanese-based regions (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.), Sinnoh), and that Unova, Kalos and possibly Orre have different companies running their stores.
15th Jul '17 8:59:08 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/BloodDrive'' has Heart Industries, who appear to own ''literally'' everything, including [[LawEnforcementInc Contracrime]] and the mental facility that Grace's sister was committed to. [[spoiler:They are also [[TheHeavy Julian's]] employers, plus they created the gasoline additive that in turn created the [[HumanoidAbomination Glimmers]], [[FantasticDrug Smax candy]], and, for [[ForTheEvulz some reason]], the [[TheVirus Dionysus Strain]].]] One conversation between Grace and Slink sums up how much power Heart really has:
--> '''Grace''': Meadville, Steel City, LA...how many towns has Heart Industries fucked over?
--> '''Slink''': [[WeAreEverywhere How many are]] ''[[WeAreEverywhere on the map?]]''
13th Jul '17 8:34:30 PM FourthDerivative
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** The name "Shinra", in fact, derives from the Japanese [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yojijukugo four-character idiom]] 神羅万象 "Shinra Banshou", which roughly translates as "all things covered by God". In other words, it's somewhat the linguistic equivalent of a company calling itself "[[Franchise/RoboCop Omnicorp]] International" or the like, very much in the grand cyberpunk tradition that [=FF7=] draws heavily from.

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** The name "Shinra", in fact, derives from the Japanese [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yojijukugo four-character idiom]] 神羅万象 "Shinra Banshou", which roughly translates as "all things covered by God". In other words, it's somewhat the linguistic equivalent of a company calling itself "[[Franchise/RoboCop Omnicorp]] "Omnicorp International" or the like, very much in the grand cyberpunk tradition that [=FF7=] draws heavily from.
13th Jul '17 8:27:18 PM FourthDerivative
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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'': Shinra Electric Power Company, which produces electric power, military hardware, [[GreenRocks Materia]], and automobiles, among other things.

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'': Shinra Electric Power Company, which produces electric power, military hardware, [[GreenRocks Materia]], and automobiles, among other things. It also has its own elite police and military forces, and for all intents and purposes is more like a globe-spanning (and ''highly aggressive'') nation-state than "merely" a large corporation as we tend to think of them.
** The name "Shinra", in fact, derives from the Japanese [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yojijukugo four-character idiom]] 神羅万象 "Shinra Banshou", which roughly translates as "all things covered by God". In other words, it's somewhat the linguistic equivalent of a company calling itself "[[Franchise/RoboCop Omnicorp]] International" or the like, very much in the grand cyberpunk tradition that [=FF7=] draws heavily from.
10th Jul '17 2:45:13 PM DarkHunter
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** The company isn't inherently evil, though. In the first game, their internal investigations department were cracking down on Edward Diego for corruption, they provide you with all the intel they can gather from the outside and eventually give the go-ahead to blow up the entire Citadel Station (mentioned to be a trillion-dollar investment) to destroy SHODAN. This decision is revealed to have very nearly bankrupted the company, which only managed to bounce back due to inventing humanity's first FTL drive. In the second game, the highest [=TriOp=] official aboard, Anatoly Korenchkin, is shown to be amoral, greedy and imprudent, but the crew logs also show that he is constantly butting heads with more level-headed company personnel and his liaison officer in the military regards him with utter contempt for attempting to bribe his way around regulations.

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** The company isn't inherently evil, though. In the first game, their internal investigations department were already cracking down on Edward Diego (aka the guy responsible for the whole mess) for corruption, they provide you with all the intel they can gather from the outside and eventually give the go-ahead to blow up the entire Citadel Station (mentioned to be a trillion-dollar investment) to destroy SHODAN.investment), showing that they are well-aware of just how much of a threat SHODAN truly is and that the Station is a lost cause. This decision is revealed to have very nearly bankrupted the company, which only managed to bounce back due to inventing humanity's first FTL drive. In the second game, the highest [=TriOp=] official aboard, Anatoly Korenchkin, is shown to be amoral, greedy and imprudent, but the crew logs also show that he is constantly butting heads with more level-headed company personnel and his liaison officer in the military regards him with utter contempt for attempting to bribe his way around regulations.
26th Jun '17 8:05:36 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Atlas. They make powerful firearms, maintain a private army outfitted with said guns and other Atlas Artillery, and control most of Pandora, notably T-Bone Junction. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KjR0rneQH8 They also fail propaganda forever.]] It [[JackOfAllStats does what most big corporations in-game do]]-build infrastructure on new planets. Unfortunately while it does make good-quality firearms (which are often overhyped, with the exception of the Atlas Chimera Revolver™ and Kyros' Spear™) its soldiers are competent, and it can effectively build colonies on planets, its management is idiotic. How much? A three-year-old admiral is put in charge thanks to "Goddamn Nepotism," it's full of cheerful and pointless ComedicSociopathy, and the propaganda department is full of {{card carrying villain}}y.

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** Atlas. They make powerful firearms, maintain a private army outfitted with said guns and other Atlas Artillery, and control most of Pandora, notably T-Bone Junction. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KjR0rneQH8 They also fail propaganda forever.]] It [[JackOfAllStats does what most big corporations in-game do]]-build infrastructure on new planets. Unfortunately while it does make good-quality firearms (which are often overhyped, with the exception of the Atlas Chimera Revolver™ and Kyros' Spear™) its soldiers are competent, and it can effectively build colonies on planets, its management is idiotic. How much? A three-year-old five-year-old admiral is put in charge thanks to "Goddamn Nepotism," Nepotism" and his "advisers" seem to be even worse as they're probably older than 5, it's full of cheerful and pointless ComedicSociopathy, and the propaganda department is full of {{card carrying villain}}y.
26th Jun '17 7:59:22 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the closest equivalents can be found in the New California Republic. The most notable being the Crimson Caravan Company and Gun Runners.

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** In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the closest equivalents can be found in the New California Republic. The most notable being the Crimson Caravan Company and Gun Runners. They're the reason why the NCR Army has even the ''smallest'' of footholds in the Mojave as the Crimson Caravans supply lines make sure the supplies go where they need to and the Gun Runners provide the hardware for the troops. ''All of it.'' The Crimson Caravan also isn't above bullying, killing, and making deals with criminals to force the smaller caravans into selling their deeds for a fraction of the price and pin the blame on an easy target. Just ask [[spoiler: Cass.]]
26th Jun '17 11:48:44 AM ahopefulcynic
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Skyvein}}'', the Core is the government/corporation fusion that controls all of the remaining (not-so-free) world.
25th Jun '17 10:18:07 AM nighttrainfm
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** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corps was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corps 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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** One rather interesting thing about the dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. In the Japanese version, Alistair's grudge against Kaiba Corps Corp was that they supplied the tanks that killed his brother. In the Dub? Kaiba Corps 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]].Kaiba.]]
20th Jun '17 3:48:22 PM jormis29
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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, CreatorRidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].

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* Tyrell Corporation from ''Film/BladeRunner''. With this and Wayland-Yutani, both of which predate the cyberpunk genre, CreatorRidleyScott Creator/RidleyScott could be considered this trope's [[TropeCodifier Codifier]], if not outright [[TropeMaker Maker]].
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