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18th Aug '16 1:54:19 PM Tre
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* 2000 SciFiChannel series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' places its super secret Agency in a division of the federal "Department of Fish and Game".

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* The 2000 SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' places its super secret Agency in a division of the federal "Department of Fish and Game".
14th Aug '16 6:25:56 PM billybobfred
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* V.F.D. in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' sometimes resembles this; many of its members work as teachers, librarians, or taxi drivers (hence, it is [[ParanoiaFuel strongly implied that such innocuous-seeming people in the reader's own life could be involved]]), and they often carry out plots in bizarre, inefficient ways.
** And V.F.D. itself stands for [[spoiler:Volunteer Fire Department]].

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* V.F.D. in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' sometimes resembles this; many of its members work as teachers, librarians, or taxi drivers (hence, it is [[ParanoiaFuel strongly implied that such innocuous-seeming people in the reader's own life could be involved]]), and they often carry out plots in bizarre, inefficient ways.
** And
ways. Making the whole thing more complicated is that, due to a schism a while back, half of it is a BenevolentConspiracy working against the other half, but they both use the same techniques which they devised before the schism. Incidentally, V.F.D. itself stands turns out to stand for [[spoiler:Volunteer Fire Department]].
7th Aug '16 4:56:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* The DarkHeresy novel ''Scourge'' the Heretic briefly mentions this when it becomes apparent that a people-smuggling conspiracy has its hideout in a former mining shaft now in use for growing mushrooms (by the Fraternity of Comestibles for the Cultivation of Edible Fungi), though it's immediately noted that they probably just don't have any idea what goes on in their holdings.
* BrandonSanderson's middle-grade series ''[[Literature/AlcatrazSeries Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The librarians secretly control the whole world (or what we Hushlanders know of it, anyway.) Though if you think about it, knowledge IS power...

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* The DarkHeresy Literature/DarkHeresy novel ''Scourge'' the Heretic briefly mentions this when it becomes apparent that a people-smuggling conspiracy has its hideout in a former mining shaft now in use for growing mushrooms (by the Fraternity of Comestibles for the Cultivation of Edible Fungi), though it's immediately noted that they probably just don't have any idea what goes on in their holdings.
* BrandonSanderson's Creator/BrandonSanderson's middle-grade series ''[[Literature/AlcatrazSeries Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The librarians secretly control the whole world (or what we Hushlanders know of it, anyway.) Though if you think about it, knowledge IS power...



* The {{Discworld}} ''[[AllThereInTheManual Fools' Guild Diary]]'' reveals that jesters of the Guild regularly report the public and private doings of their respective royal patrons to Dr. Whiteface, leader of the Guild. In effect, it's a huge spy network that covertly monitors various petty kingdoms in the region, to its own profit and advantage.

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* The {{Discworld}} Literature/{{Discworld}} ''[[AllThereInTheManual Fools' Guild Diary]]'' reveals that jesters of the Guild regularly report the public and private doings of their respective royal patrons to Dr. Whiteface, leader of the Guild. In effect, it's a huge spy network that covertly monitors various petty kingdoms in the region, to its own profit and advantage.
2nd Aug '16 8:15:28 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' had a few:
** The well known "Cold Slither" episode involved Cobra using ThePowerOfRock via their own rock band (the Dreadnoks) with subliminal messages in music. (Two mistakes here - one, the name of the band was something of a giveaway once trouble started, and two, well, it might have been a big case of CutLexLutherACheck, seeing how fast the group's popularity spread.)
** Another episode had them but up the Red Rocket franchise of fast food places to turn them into actual rocket silos. This may have worked had they not exposed themselves by being a little too insistent towards the one location that refused to sell. (The one that belonged to Roadblock's folks.)
2nd Aug '16 7:58:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Also in ''The Simpsons'', the Freemason-esque "Stonecutters" are shown to have infiltrated the Egg Council, for their own nefarious ends--and also claim to control the British crown, keep [[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay the metric system]] down, and keep {{Atlantis}} off the map.
*** And kept the Martians under wraps.
*** And held back the electric car.
*** And made Steve Guttenberg a star.
*** And robs cavefish of their sight.
*** And choose the winners every [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar night]].

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** Also in ''The Simpsons'', the Freemason-esque "Stonecutters" are shown to have infiltrated the Egg Council, for their own nefarious ends--and also claim to control the British crown, keep [[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay the metric system]] down, and keep {{Atlantis}} off the map.
*** And
map and kept the Martians under wraps.
*** And
wraps, held back the electric car.
*** And
car, made Steve Guttenberg a star.
*** And
star, robs cavefish of their sight.
*** And
sight, and choose the winners every [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar night]].night]]. (Something of an InformedAbility, seeing as they really don't do much [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats except sit around and drink beer.]]


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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Main/FuManchu (or maybe someone who looks like him) is behind the distribution of [[StockYuck rice cakes]], simply ForTheEvulz.
15th Jun '16 1:33:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* The titular group in the BillyAndMandy episode The Secret Snake Club wants to be one of these: a trio of nerds who will take over the world and issue in geek utopia. They're about as effective as you'd expect until they get hold of Grim and his magical powers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
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The titular group in the BillyAndMandy the episode The Secret Snake Club wants to be one of these: a trio of nerds who will take over the world and issue in geek utopia. They're about as effective as you'd expect until they get hold of Grim and his magical powers.
6th Jun '16 5:30:14 PM Doug86
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4th Jun '16 9:04:07 PM GordonSoleil
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* Rare heroic example in VideoGame/SteelStrider: The organization that deploys the protagonist in their souped-up HumongousMecha, periodically drops supplies and weapons, and supplies arms to rebellions against tyrannical planetary governments is...[[UnstoppableMailman an interstellar shipping company]].
4th Jun '16 4:42:52 AM damus2300
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* The Order of Maesters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is just seen as a bunch of old men who spend their time learning useless (unless commanded by their lords) skills like telling time, reading calendars or using medicine. As the books go on, however, it is becoming revealed that [[spoiler: they, the Faith of the Seven and House Hightower are part of a vast conspiracy to suppress magic and replace it with science]].

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* The Order of Maesters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is just seen as a bunch of learned old men who spend their time learning useless (unless commanded by their lords) skills like telling time, reading calendars or using medicine. As mentor the books go on, however, it children of the nobility. It is becoming gradually however revealed that the Maesters have influenced Westeros history from behind the scenes, and that [[spoiler: they, the Faith of the Seven and House Hightower are part of a vast conspiracy to suppress magic and replace it with science]].
14th May '16 11:37:41 PM damus2300
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* The Order of Maesters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is just seen as a bunch of old, learned men who spend their time learning useless (unless commanded by their lords) skills like telling time, reading calendars or learning medicine. As the books go on, however, it is becoming revealed that [[spoiler: they, the Faith of the Seven and House Hightower are part of a vast conspiracy to suppress magic and replace it with science]].

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* The Order of Maesters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is just seen as a bunch of old, learned old men who spend their time learning useless (unless commanded by their lords) skills like telling time, reading calendars or learning using medicine. As the books go on, however, it is becoming revealed that [[spoiler: they, the Faith of the Seven and House Hightower are part of a vast conspiracy to suppress magic and replace it with science]].
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