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3rd May '16 9:30:09 PM dmcreif
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** One of its recent acquisitions is Boston Dynamics, a company that designs military robots. If that doesn't make Google look like [[Franchise/Robocop Omni Consumer Products]], I don't know what will.

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** One of its recent acquisitions is Boston Dynamics, a company that designs military robots. If that doesn't make Google look like [[Franchise/Robocop [[Franchise/RoboCop Omni Consumer Products]], I don't know what will.
3rd May '16 9:29:34 PM dmcreif
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** One of its recent acquisitions is Boston Dynamics, a company that designs military robots. If that doesn't make Google look like a ''Franchise/RoboCop''-style megacorp, I don't know what will.

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** One of its recent acquisitions is Boston Dynamics, a company that designs military robots. If that doesn't make Google look like a ''Franchise/RoboCop''-style megacorp, [[Franchise/Robocop Omni Consumer Products]], I don't know what will.
3rd May '16 8:24:03 PM dmcreif
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* Defied in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS''. The billionaire industrialist Feng tries to browbeat Frank Underwood with the vastness of his fortune, but Underwood replies that Feng's net worth amounts to the GDP of Slovakia. With Underwood in control of America's economy and military might, he's on a completely different level.

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* Defied in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS''. The billionaire industrialist Xander Feng tries to browbeat Frank Underwood with the vastness of his fortune, but Underwood Frank replies that Feng's net worth amounts to the GDP of Slovakia. With Underwood Frank in control of America's economy and military might, he's on a completely different level.
28th Apr '16 7:27:23 PM MarqFJA
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* Most AA and all AAA-rating {{Mega Corp}}s in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' outstrip governments in power (and in the case of one, Aztechnology, practically ''is'' the government of the entirety of Latin- and South America). The UN has been replaced by the Corporate Court, where the seven AAA megacorps are the equivalent of permanent security council seats.

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* Most AA and all AAA-rating {{Mega Corp}}s in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' outstrip governments in power (and in the case of one, Aztechnology, practically ''is'' the government of the entirety of Latin- and South America). The UN UN, while still existent and quite relevant on the political scene, has been replaced effectively displaced in actual power by the Corporate Court, where the seven AAA megacorps (initially seven, now ten) are the equivalent of permanent security council seats.
23rd Apr '16 2:54:38 PM Deathhacker
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** The Ultramarines rule over the realm of Ultramar, which is an entire sector rather than a single planet as most Space Marine chapters are allowed. This is because the world they rule over is Macragge, the capital of the entire Ultramar sector, giving them de-facto kingship over the entire area.
20th Mar '16 2:35:37 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', the antagonists are the very rich and influential Ronah family, who fund an entire army (the Crossbone Vanguard) which manages to give the EFSF a bloody nose and conquers a colony cluster. Although ''CrossboneGundam'' reveals that they were receiving assistance from the Jupiter Empire. [[spoiler:Unusually for Gundam, they're taken down not through military force, but economic pressure from the Federation and political subterfuge by one of their own.]]

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', the antagonists are the very rich and influential Ronah family, who fund an entire army (the Crossbone Vanguard) which manages to give the EFSF a bloody nose and conquers a colony cluster. Although ''CrossboneGundam'' ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' reveals that they were receiving assistance from the Jupiter Empire. [[spoiler:Unusually for Gundam, they're taken down not through military force, but economic pressure from the Federation and political subterfuge by one of their own.]]
20th Mar '16 11:29:15 AM ZimFan89
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* ''[[http://www.kebe.com/for-all-nails/index.html For All Nails]]'', a fan continuation timeline of ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'' (see Literature below), deconstructs that book's use of this trope in regards to Kramer Associates. While the company is one the largest in the world, does practically own Taiwan, and still have their own nuclear arsenal, it's established that they've overextended themselves to the point that they're verging on financial collapse.



* Kramer Associates from the novel ''For Want of a Nail''. At one point they virtually control the government of the United States of Mexico (founded by American settlers fleeing after losing the Revolutionary War; the USM is a mish-mash of Mexican and American culture, extending from Alaska to Belize), before it becomes so corrupt they leave for Japanese Formosa. At which point they detonate a nuclear bomb (the ''only'' one in the ''entire world'' as of 1971) to safeguard their corporate interests. It was written by an economist.

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* Kramer Associates from the novel ''For Want of a Nail''.''Literature/ForWantOfANail''. At one point they virtually control the government of the United States of Mexico (founded by American settlers fleeing after losing the Revolutionary War; the USM is a mish-mash of Mexican and American culture, extending from Alaska to Belize), before it becomes so corrupt they leave for Japanese Formosa. At which point they detonate a nuclear bomb (the ''only'' one in the ''entire world'' as of 1971) to safeguard their corporate interests. It was written by an economist.
16th Mar '16 9:58:07 AM Willbyr
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* The terrestrial Romefeller Foundation in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' - a cabal of rich aristocrats[=/=]industrialists who secretly plot to take over the world. They have so much clout to sponsor the Alliance's [[EliteMooks elite]] [[BadassArmy Specials]], who were in reality a front for OZ. [[spoiler: Which they use to stage a coup over the Alliance.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'':
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The terrestrial Romefeller Foundation in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' - Foundation, a cabal of rich aristocrats[=/=]industrialists who secretly plot to take over the world. They have so much clout to sponsor the Alliance's [[EliteMooks elite]] [[BadassArmy Specials]], who were in reality a front for OZ. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which they use to stage a coup over the Alliance.]]



** Also in the UC timeline is the original NGOSuperpower in the {{Gundam}} franchise: Anaheim Electronics. Not only is it a powerful MegaCorp that all but holds a monopoly on mobile suit development after the One Year War. But it also has fingers in a lot of assets in the Earth Sphere, effectively runs the Lunar settlements in all but name, and can play both sides in a conflict while keeping a strong influence in TheFederation's government [[spoiler:not to mention having close connections to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Vist Foundation and Laplace's Box]]. Not even being overshadowed by SNRI in ''F91'' stops them from pulling the strings in ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' as the League Militaire's true backers]].

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** Also in the UC timeline is the original NGOSuperpower in the {{Gundam}} Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise: Anaheim Electronics. Not only is it a powerful MegaCorp that all but holds a monopoly on mobile suit development after the One Year War. But it also has fingers in a lot of assets in the Earth Sphere, effectively runs the Lunar settlements in all but name, and can play both sides in a conflict while keeping a strong influence in TheFederation's government [[spoiler:not to mention having close connections to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Vist Foundation and Laplace's Box]]. Not even being overshadowed by SNRI in ''F91'' stops them from pulling the strings in ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' as the League Militaire's true backers]].



* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' the True Cross Order appears to be this, abet with only a focus on exorcisms and demon hunting. They also appear to be [[ChurchMilitant Church Militants]] at the same time. It's downplayed since the audience doesn't see them field particularly special weapons or their equivalent to tanks, though Japanese '''teenagers''' (and Japan has strict gun control laws) are seen using guns and, in one case, a ''[[{{BFG}} bazooka]]''! Also, when you can [[SummonMagic summon]] demons you technically have the magical equivalent of high powered weapons.

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* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' the True Cross Order appears to be this, abet with only a focus on exorcisms and demon hunting. They also appear to be [[ChurchMilitant Church Militants]] {{Church Militant}}s at the same time. It's downplayed since the audience doesn't see them field particularly special weapons or their equivalent to tanks, though Japanese '''teenagers''' (and Japan has strict gun control laws) are seen using guns and, in one case, a ''[[{{BFG}} bazooka]]''! Also, when you can [[SummonMagic summon]] demons you technically have the magical equivalent of high powered weapons.
13th Mar '16 9:22:24 AM Grudgeal
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* In ''Leviathan Rises'', the first ''Literature/TheExpanse'' novel, BigBad [[spoiler:Protogen]] has impressive power and resources at their disposal, including a fleet of stealth ships, multiple outposts and [[spoiler:the planning and foresight to turn Ceres colony into a testing facility for the Protomolecule. Subverted in that once the cat is out of the bag, the ''actual'' governments of Earth and Mars immediately disavow them and tear their operation down in less than a day.]]

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* In ''Leviathan Rises'', the first ''Literature/TheExpanse'' novel, BigBad [[spoiler:Protogen]] has impressive power and resources at their disposal, including a fleet of stealth ships, multiple outposts and [[spoiler:the planning and foresight resources to turn Ceres Eros colony into a testing facility for the Protomolecule. Subverted in that once the cat is out of the bag, the ''actual'' governments of Earth and Mars immediately disavow them and tear their operation down in less than a day.]]]]
** In ''Caliban's War'', the second novel, this is averted. [[spoiler:The BigBad is incredibly influential, but most of his actual power comes from the U.N. faction he's allied himself with and not from his own company.]] Meanwhile, Venus is technically 'non-governmental', but describing it as a 'superpower' [[spoiler:(as opposed to, say, 'slumbering deity')]] is somewhat selling it short.
13th Mar '16 9:13:16 AM Grudgeal
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* In ''Leviathan Rises'', the first ''Literature/TheExpanse'' novel, BigBad [[spoiler:Protogen]] has impressive power and resources at their disposal, including a fleet of stealth ships, multiple outposts and [[spoiler:the planning and foresight to turn Ceres colony into a testing facility for the Protomolecule. Subverted in that once the cat is out of the bag, the ''actual'' governments of Earth and Mars immediately disavow them and tear their operation down in less than a day.]]
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