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30th Jan '16 7:09:14 PM comicwriter
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** The Avengers morph into one as the films progress. In the first movie, they're essentially a S.H.I.E.L.D. task force overseen by NickFury, with the organization providing the team with a base of operations (the Helicarrier), uniforms, and vehicles. After S.H.I.E.L.D. disbands in ''The Winter Soldier'', the Avengers are left without any sort of government ties, so in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', they've become a fully autonomous organization funded by Tony Stark. This is then hit with a bit of RealityEnsues in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where it's revealed that the governments of the world are ''not'' happy that the Avengers operate without any sort of oversight and accountability, and the Sokovia Accords are drafted to keep the heroes in line.
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** The Avengers morph into one as the films progress. In [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the first movie, movie]], they're essentially a S.H.I.E.L.D. {{SHIELD}} task force overseen by NickFury, with the organization providing the team with a base of operations (the Helicarrier), uniforms, and vehicles. After S.H.I.E.L.D. disbands in ''The Winter Soldier'', the Avengers are left without any sort of government ties, so in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', they've become a fully autonomous organization funded by Tony Stark. This is then hit with a bit of RealityEnsues in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where it's revealed that the governments of the world are ''not'' happy that the Avengers operate without any sort of oversight and accountability, and resulting in the Sokovia Accords are being drafted to keep the heroes in line.
30th Jan '16 7:07:52 PM comicwriter
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** This is backed up after the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Maria Hill is [[spoiler:hired by Stark]] after [[spoiler:SHIELD is dissolved due to corruption]], and she explains her decision in an episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' by saying A) Stark is in the best position to protect people (even referring to his above boast) and B) the US government wants to force answers out of her but even its officials think twice before messing with Stark's legal team.
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** This is backed up after the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Maria Hill is [[spoiler:hired hired by Stark]] Stark after [[spoiler:SHIELD SHIELD is dissolved due to corruption]], corruption, and she explains her decision in an episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' by saying A) Stark is in the best position to protect people (even referring to his above boast) and B) the US government wants to force answers out of her but even its officials think twice before messing with Stark's legal team.team. ** The Avengers morph into one as the films progress. In the first movie, they're essentially a S.H.I.E.L.D. task force overseen by NickFury, with the organization providing the team with a base of operations (the Helicarrier), uniforms, and vehicles. After S.H.I.E.L.D. disbands in ''The Winter Soldier'', the Avengers are left without any sort of government ties, so in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', they've become a fully autonomous organization funded by Tony Stark. This is then hit with a bit of RealityEnsues in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where it's revealed that the governments of the world are ''not'' happy that the Avengers operate without any sort of oversight and accountability, and the Sokovia Accords are drafted to keep the heroes in line.
6th Jan '16 7:58:14 PM ZimFan89
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** Worth noting is that even a single, small, "start-up colony" of only a couple hundred explorers, scientists, and soldiers, which [[ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts amounts to little more than a scouting party for The Company™]], is still able to compete militarily, economically, and politically with [[ASongOfIceAndFire any of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros]].
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** Worth noting is that even a single, small, "start-up colony" of only a couple hundred explorers, scientists, and soldiers, which [[ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts amounts to little more than a scouting party for The Company™]], is still able to compete militarily, economically, and politically with [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire any of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros]].

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* The ''Literature/NemesisSaga'': ** Worth noting is [[MegaCorp Zoomb]] started out as a Google-like Internet search engine company, but grew to have its hooks in practically everything, and now has more advanced technology that even a single, small, "start-up colony" of only a couple hundred explorers, scientists, most nations. They also answer to no one, and soldiers, which [[ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts amounts to little more than a scouting party for The Company™]], is still are easily able to compete militarily, economically, engineer coverups of anything illicit they're involved in. ** [[FunWithAcronyms GOD, the Genetic Offensive Directive]]. Originally a program within DARPA, they've grown beyond any government control, and politically operate fully at their own discretion. They have their own black ops teams and military personnel, and will work with [[ASongOfIceAndFire any of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros]].anyone who will fund and cover their work.
1st Jan '16 7:03:10 PM LovePsychothefirst
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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]] 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 (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]] 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.
1st Jan '16 7:02:24 PM LovePsychothefirst
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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]] 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 (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]] 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 (and Japan has strict gun control laws) are seen using guns and, in one case, a ''[[BFG ''[[{{BFG}} bazooka]]''! Also, when you can [[SummonMagic summon]] demons you technically have the magical equivalent of high powered weapons.
1st Jan '16 7:01:13 PM LovePsychothefirst
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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]] 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 (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. ** TheIlluminati (yes really) that later show up as enemies play this more straight as not only are they mysteriously funded (speculated to be by some countries), they have a ''freaking helicarrier knock-off'' as their main base!
23rd Dec '15 3:01:32 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Red Scorpion is a powerful criminal syndicate engaged in smuggling, piracy, slavery and pretty much every other criminal activity throughout the solar system. Their sheer size is notable, but what makes them stand out is their access to world ending weapons, standing military, customised fleet of ships and advanced R&D department.
20th Dec '15 9:04:02 PM Gatomon41
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** On the villainous side, Blue Cosmos, which is a terrorist organization within the Earth Alliance, having great influence over it's goverment and military. *** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' later reveals its just a catspaw to [[AncientConspiracy LOGOS]].
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** On the villainous side, Blue Cosmos, which is a terrorist organization within the Earth Alliance, having great influence over it's goverment government and military. *** military. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' later reveals its just a catspaw to [[AncientConspiracy LOGOS]].
20th Dec '15 3:07:13 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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Better to consolidate 2 separate examples from the same series
** On the villainous side, Blue Cosmos, which is a terrorist organization within the Earth Alliance, having great influence over it's goverment and military. *** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' later reveals its just a catspaw to [[AncientConspiracy LOGOS]].

* Blue Cosmos in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', which is a terrorist organization within the Earth Alliance, having great influence over it's goverment and military. ** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' later reveals its just a catspaw to [[AncientConspiracy LOGOS]].
11th Dec '15 1:35:40 AM knifleman
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* The Watchtower Conglomerate from ''{{Literature/Outliers}}''. They don't have armies and gunships, but being the only legal way to become a superhero due to some shady law finagling more than makes up for it.
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