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27th Jul '16 12:15:51 PM intastiel
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* Ecosystems Unlimited is ''the'' major player in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', with a force of 450 million robots {{Terraforming}} the planet Jean and running its colony, executive power and security clearance on par with the highest military and civil authorities, and a CFO with huge discretionary power to make sure that the colony can't go independent until its loans are paid off.
26th Jul '16 8:02:17 PM PrussianInk
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** KAOS is mentioned to have a gross income of $980 million. After taxes, they're left with a net income of $980 million.
28th Jun '16 6:18:17 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': [[FarEastAsianTerrorists Fairy Tale]] has the resources and manpower to completely conquer and subjugate Mizore's homeland by themselves, as well as an entire "diplomatic branch" dedicated to infiltrating the human world's financial and political aspects, and their primary base of operations is a ''massive'' flying fortress.
28th Jun '16 6:11:49 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Fairy Tale has ''vast'' funds and resources, able to do such things as perform genetic research and SuperSoldier projects, and all manner of technology and weapons, enough to produce three ''dozen'' cases of [[PsychoSerum Blackheart]] for the sake of just one of Kiria's {{Evil Plan}}s; Dark implies in Act II that they even have access to nuclear missiles. In Act III, Kiria personally sends an ''entire armada'' of soldiers and powerful monsters to Yokai Academy purely to capture Tsukune, Moka, and Kokoa; said armada includes multiple attack helicopters, and even a few ''wyverns''. Beforehand, it's stated in Act II that as powerful as the Dark Lords, such as Issa Shuzen, are, given Fairy Tale's vast resources and technology, a fight between the two could easily go both ways.
27th Jun '16 6:16:58 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/''Metroid'', the Space Pirates wield enough military, scientific, and financial power to pose a serious threat to the Galactic Federation. How well they fit this trope is debatable given their secrecy, as they may be an actual government in the areas they control.
* The gigacorps in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' serve as this. Through economic manipulation, they essentially run the Far Arm through corporate feudalism. This grants them access to the rich resources of the region, allowing them to rival Hub in power.
6th Jun '16 11:43:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Foundation}}'' during the "Four Kingdoms period". [[spoiler: Using its religious influence, the Foundation could not only protect itself from being taken over, but also to de facto control the Kingdoms.]]

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* The ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' during the "Four Kingdoms period". [[spoiler: Using its religious influence, the Foundation could not only protect itself from being taken over, but also to de facto control the Kingdoms.]]
28th May '16 6:34:45 PM Doug86
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** As a note, however, the Wardens are typically not capable of going toe to toe with large national governments. While it would be reasonable to expect them to be capable of slowly conquering the Free Marches city state by city state, their major strength when projecting military force is that the majority of Wardens end up collecting a large amount of favours within a few years, to say nothing of various treaties signed by nations and other NGOs. Wardens are powerful, but they cannot spread their power over a large area.

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** As a note, however, the Wardens are typically not capable of going toe to toe with large national governments. While it would be reasonable to expect them to be capable of slowly conquering the Free Marches city state by city state, their major strength when projecting military force is that the majority of Wardens end up collecting a large amount of favours within a few years, to say nothing of various treaties signed by nations and other NGOs.[=NGOs=]. Wardens are powerful, but they cannot spread their power over a large area.
24th May '16 9:25:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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The size of the membership roster doesn't matter; they can be very large, but some are {{Oddly Small Organization}}s.
18th May '16 8:53:44 AM Mikedem2
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* In the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series, the Ultranationalists under Zakhaev and later Makarov are able to go toe-to-toe with the national government of Russia and ''win'', though since it's a civil war they're mostly using existing Russian hardware. After the Ultranationalist takeover, there's Makarov's splinter faction within the Ultranationalists, which manages to have a tremendous amount of influence within the Ultranationalist government, to the point that he is [[spoiler: effectively able to declare war on Europe and the United States once the existing, moderate Ultranationalist Russian president is removed from power and his advisers are killed]]. In multiplayer, [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed the Taliba- err, OpFor]] and Brazilian favela militias can somehow call down a wide variety of air support, from relatively small time UAV-launched missiles to stealth bombers, AC-130s and even a nuke.

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* Several appear in the [[Videogame/CallOfDuty Call of Duty games.]]
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In the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series, the Ultranationalists under Zakhaev and later Makarov are able to go toe-to-toe with the national government of Russia and ''win'', though since it's a civil war they're mostly using existing Russian hardware. After the Ultranationalist takeover, there's Makarov's splinter faction within the Ultranationalists, which manages to have a tremendous amount of influence within the Ultranationalist government, to the point that he is [[spoiler: effectively able to declare war on Europe and the United States once the existing, moderate Ultranationalist Russian president is removed from power and his advisers are killed]]. In multiplayer, [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed the Taliba- err, OpFor]] and Brazilian favela militias can somehow call down a wide variety of air support, from relatively small time UAV-launched missiles to stealth bombers, AC-130s and even a nuke.nuke.
** Cordis Die, Raul Menendez's terrorist syndicate from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', makes use of the billions of dollars Menendez himself made off of decades of drug and gun-running to fund a ''massive'' mercenary army, backed up by various terrorist and anti-government organizations, capable of challenging both the US and Chinese armies, as well as huge amounts of state-of-the-art weapons, vehicles, and combat drones. The contributions from his followers - think Occupy Wall Street with roughly ''two billion people'' - must help as well. It only gets worse once he successfully hacks the US military's entire drone force to do his bidding, allowing him to launch simultaneous attacks on the major cities of both superpower nations.
** Atlas Corporation from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' are the largest PrivateMilitaryContractors on Earth, so powerful and influential that ''it has a seat on the United Nations Security Council.''



* Cordis Die, Raul Menendez's terrorist syndicate from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', makes use of the billions of dollars Menendez himself made off of decades of drug and gun-running to fund a ''massive'' mercenary army, backed up by various terrorist and anti-government organizations, capable of challenging both the US and Chinese armies, as well as huge amounts of state-of-the-art weapons, vehicles, and combat drones. The contributions from his followers - think Occupy Wall Street with roughly ''two billion people'' - must help as well. It only gets worse once he successfully hacks the US military's entire drone force to do his bidding, allowing him to launch simultaneous attacks on the major cities of both superpower nations.



* Atlas Corporation from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' are the largest PrivateMilitaryContractors on Earth, so powerful and influential that ''it has a seat on the United Nations Security Council.''
11th May '16 3:43:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsTemplar were one of the most powerful organizations in Crusades-era Europe. They were the best Christian military force during the Crusades and established a financial empire that stretched across the Christian world. They were exempt from any law in Christian land, which was everywhere they operated and answered only to the Pope himself. They invented one of the earliest forms of modern banking. They had entire fleets of ships, built numerous fortresses in the Middle East and Europe and owned the whole of the island of Cyprus. However, after the Crusades, their influence waned and this came back to bite them in the ass. King Philip IV of France decided to take advantage of this by having their leaders [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured into confessing to heresy]] and [[KillItWithFire burnt at the stake]]. Despite the heresy accusations, it was really so Philip could avoid having to pay a gigantic debt owed to the Templars. They were then arrested and had their assets seized. The sheer power and size of the organization has [[ConspiracyTheorist led a few]] to suggest they still survive as a secret society to this day. These theories are (possibly) supported by the fact that Philip found the Templars' treasure vaults empty, leading to speculation that the the Templars took it elsewhere beforehand. One popular theory is that the surviving Templars helped Switzerland (conveniently located just outside of France) achieve independence, and went on to found the famously secretive [[SwissBankAccount Swiss banking system]].

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* TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar were one of the most powerful organizations in Crusades-era Europe. They were the best Christian military force during the Crusades and established a financial empire that stretched across the Christian world. They were exempt from any law in Christian land, which was everywhere they operated and answered only to the Pope himself. They invented one of the earliest forms of modern banking. They had entire fleets of ships, built numerous fortresses in the Middle East and Europe and owned the whole of the island of Cyprus. However, after the Crusades, their influence waned and this came back to bite them in the ass. King Philip IV of France decided to take advantage of this by having their leaders [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured into confessing to heresy]] and [[KillItWithFire burnt at the stake]]. Despite the heresy accusations, it was really so Philip could avoid having to pay a gigantic debt owed to the Templars. They were then arrested and had their assets seized. The sheer power and size of the organization has [[ConspiracyTheorist led a few]] to suggest they still survive as a secret society to this day. These theories are (possibly) supported by the fact that Philip found the Templars' treasure vaults empty, leading to speculation that the the Templars took it elsewhere beforehand. One popular theory is that the surviving Templars helped Switzerland (conveniently located just outside of France) achieve independence, and went on to found the famously secretive [[SwissBankAccount Swiss banking system]].
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