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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]].
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.
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