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3rd Dec '16 11:48:03 PM MonsieurThenardier
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** They pretty much abandon all subtlety in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' and deploy a couple of light mechanized infantry regiments to locations they are interested in. You also encounter at least one cruiser and a fleet of shuttles supporting these troops. At first this seems like a strange jump in resources from one game to the next but its revealed that [[spoiler:they are forcibly converting people into Husks and using advanced jamming technology to wrestle control of them from the Reapers. So in essence they can kidnap people and forcibly convert them into loyal mooks.]]

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** They pretty much abandon all subtlety in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' and deploy a couple of light few mechanized and airborne infantry regiments to locations they are interested in. You also encounter at least one cruiser a few cruisers (with [[TheBattlestar an appropriate number of fighters]]) and a fleet of shuttles and gunships supporting these troops. At first this seems like a strange jump in resources from one game to the next but its revealed that [[spoiler:they are forcibly converting people into Husks and using advanced jamming technology to wrestle control of them from the Reapers. So in essence they can kidnap people and forcibly convert them into loyal mooks.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:42:10 PM PaulA
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* The Newsman's Guild in ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle Soldier Ask Not]]''. Interstellar economics are based on the [[PracticalCurrency exchange of skilled professionals]]. Thanks to this system, and the need for collected news, the Guild is rich. Full members have access to funds that "might have made a government leader envious."

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* The Newsman's Guild in ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle Soldier Ask Not]]''.''Literature/SoldierAskNot''. Interstellar economics are based on the [[PracticalCurrency exchange of skilled professionals]]. Thanks to this system, and the need for collected news, the Guild is rich. Full members have access to funds that "might have made a government leader envious." "
24th Oct '16 9:37:47 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The eponymous organization in ''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}'' is funded mostly by Jalal Stormbringer's personal fortune, but he's clearly in the Fiction500 category, having started it with ''two'' dragon hordes (one inherited and one claimed from an enemy) which he has increased exponentially via a thousand years of investments. He also has cooperation from most governments through influential Shadowkind
23rd Oct '16 7:29:56 AM Jinx999
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* In ''FanFic/ToTheStars'', before it dropped the Masquerade, the MSY was this for centuries, with vast wealth, political influence and magic. How much it has shaped the setting history is one of the story mysteries.
21st Sep '16 10:32:22 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' doesn't play this trope in the first two installments, but the organization for the BigBad in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' could come close to qualifying as this. He may not have the infrastructure, but he definitely has the firepower, from a set of combat cyborgs for the basic operations of a single nation to entire armies of Insect and MechaMooks (though the former is done by another member). He also has access to some LostTechnology such as planet-busting relics and [[spoiler: [[CoolStarship a massive ancient foagship that can absorb almost all magic.]]]] Oh, and [[spoiler: his source of funds are the exact enemies he is fighting.]]

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' doesn't play this trope in the first two installments, but the organization for the BigBad in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' could come close to qualifying as this. He may not have the infrastructure, but he definitely has the firepower, from a set of combat cyborgs for the basic operations of a single nation to entire armies of Insect and MechaMooks (though the former is done by another member). He also has access to some LostTechnology such as planet-busting relics and [[spoiler: [[CoolStarship a massive ancient foagship flagship that can absorb almost all magic.]]]] Oh, and [[spoiler: his source of funds are the exact enemies he is fighting.]]
3rd Sep '16 11:06:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** Within the HolyRomanEmpire, which was a confederation of several electors, dukes, and dozens of lesser princes that were united by their allegiance to the emperor, many wealthy cities were autonomous territories that did not have any lord and bowed only to the emperor himself. The cities of UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Bremen, Lübeck, and Cologne were governed by a council of merchants, which in reality meant by the HanseaticLeague. For a time, Lübeck and Cologne were the largest cities of the entire empire and even today the modern federal states of Hamburg and Bremen are officially named "Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg" and "Free Hanseatic City of Bremen", even though the organization has ceased to exist over 300 years ago.

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** Within the HolyRomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire, which was a confederation of several electors, dukes, and dozens of lesser princes that were united by their allegiance to the emperor, many wealthy cities were autonomous territories that did not have any lord and bowed only to the emperor himself. The cities of UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Bremen, Lübeck, and Cologne were governed by a council of merchants, which in reality meant by the HanseaticLeague. For a time, Lübeck and Cologne were the largest cities of the entire empire and even today the modern federal states of Hamburg and Bremen are officially named "Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg" and "Free Hanseatic City of Bremen", even though the organization has ceased to exist over 300 years ago.
29th Aug '16 6:46:18 AM jormis29
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* The Guild of ''{{Exalted}}'' is a network of merchants and manufacturers that spans almost all of Creation, and spent centuries as the only entity with wealth and power comparable to [[TheEmpire the Realm]] (albeit applied purely to the goals of increasing its own profits, rather than the cultural manipulations and conquest of the Realm). The collective actions of its factors could cripple nations, and its leaders are [[{{Fiction500}} individually wealthy enough to compare to mighty trade-nations]].

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* The Guild of ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is a network of merchants and manufacturers that spans almost all of Creation, and spent centuries as the only entity with wealth and power comparable to [[TheEmpire the Realm]] (albeit applied purely to the goals of increasing its own profits, rather than the cultural manipulations and conquest of the Realm). The collective actions of its factors could cripple nations, and its leaders are [[{{Fiction500}} individually wealthy enough to compare to mighty trade-nations]].
21st Aug '16 12:32:40 PM nombretomado
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* VIPER in the ''{{Champions}}'' universe, as well as Doctor Destroyer's organization.

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* VIPER in the ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' universe, as well as Doctor Destroyer's organization.



* The Hypercorps of EclipsePhase go back and forth between this and {{Mega Corp}}s. The nominally democratic Planetary Consortium (Mars and Luna) is run by them, but they also act independently, with enough resources and staff to do anything if they really wanted.

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* The Hypercorps of EclipsePhase ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' go back and forth between this and {{Mega Corp}}s. The nominally democratic Planetary Consortium (Mars and Luna) is run by them, but they also act independently, with enough resources and staff to do anything if they really wanted.
9th Aug '16 1:21:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* The HanseaticLeague is perhaps one of the earliest examples. An alliance of merchant guilds that joined together for greater profit dominated the Baltic Sea and the North Sea for a few centuries. Although they were a loose and ill defined group they managed to force a lot of local rulers to grant them tax and toll exemptions for their trading posts and home cities. Major achievements include forcing the King of England to allow them to build an outpost in London and declaring war on Denmark.

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* The HanseaticLeague UsefulNotes/HanseaticLeague is perhaps one of the earliest examples. An alliance of merchant guilds that joined together for greater profit dominated the Baltic Sea and the North Sea for a few centuries. Although they were a loose and ill defined group they managed to force a lot of local rulers to grant them tax and toll exemptions for their trading posts and home cities. Major achievements include forcing the King of England to allow them to build an outpost in London and declaring war on Denmark.
31st Jul '16 5:24:12 PM nombretomado
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* Villainous organizations like Kobra, H.I.V.E. et al in the the {{DCU}}, but the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and a few other super teams certainly qualify. Not to mention the LegionOfDoom and, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive under certain leaders]], [[{{Superman}} LexCorp]].

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* Villainous organizations like Kobra, H.I.V.E. et al in the the {{DCU}}, Franchise/TheDCU, but the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and a few other super teams certainly qualify. Not to mention the LegionOfDoom and, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive under certain leaders]], [[{{Superman}} LexCorp]].
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