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%%** The Hellfire Club, specifically the Inner Circle.

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%%** ** The Hellfire Club, specifically the Inner Circle.Circle, has a habit of using their influence to manipulate world events in their favor.
3rd Aug '17 7:35:20 PM MiinU
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* The Foot Clan from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.

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* %%* The Foot Clan from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.



** The Hellfire Club, specifically the Inner Circle.

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** %%** The Hellfire Club, specifically the Inner Circle.



* [[spoiler:Nightrise]] from ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive''.

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* %%* [[spoiler:Nightrise]] from ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive''.



** Destron in ''Series/KamenRiderV3''.

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** %%** Destron in ''Series/KamenRiderV3''.



** Gorgom in ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''.

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** %%** Gorgom in ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''.



* The Divine Crusaders from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''.
* The Drexler Institute from ''[[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Arcana Heart 3]]'' and its updates.

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* %%* The Divine Crusaders from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''.
* %%* The Drexler Institute from ''[[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Arcana Heart 3]]'' and its updates.



* The Ultimate Despair from ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''.
* Geldra from ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''. They seem to be an {{Expy}} of [[Film/JamesBond SPECTRE]].
* The Red Falcon Organization from ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.

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* %%* The Ultimate Despair from ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''.
* %%* Geldra from ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''. They seem to be an {{Expy}} of [[Film/JamesBond SPECTRE]].
* %%* The Red Falcon Organization from ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
3rd Aug '17 7:28:12 PM MiinU
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* The Society of Eight Gods of Fortune from ''LightNovel/OcculticNine''.

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* %%* The Society of Eight Gods of Fortune from ''LightNovel/OcculticNine''.
19th Jul '17 11:59:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': No one in-universe is sure of what exactly Talon's goals are, but their deeds, ranging from kidnapping to mass murder, are all geared towards inciting chaos and strife. It's later revealed that while several members of this international terrorist group are in it for personal profit, its primary goal is to [[SocialDarwinist make humanity stronger by plunging the entire world into eternal conflict]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': No one in-universe is sure of what exactly international terrorist group Talon's goals are, but their deeds, ranging from kidnapping to mass murder, are all geared towards inciting chaos and strife. It's later revealed that Talon is a deliberately invoked example; while several of its members of this international terrorist group are in it primarily for personal profit, its primary goal is to [[SocialDarwinist make humanity stronger by plunging the entire world into eternal conflict]].conflict]].
19th Jul '17 11:55:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': No one, in-universe or out, is sure of what exactly Talon's goals are, but considering that their only known members so far are (1) a professional assassin who was brainwashed into murdering an Overwatch operative (who happened to be ''her own husband'') before later murdering a prominent religious figure, (2) a mercenary [[spoiler:come BackFromTheDead]] who intends to eliminate any such operatives he finds, and (3) a hacker who wants to usurp the world's true leaders and become the one "pulling the strings", there's no way they're doing simple charity work.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': No one, one in-universe or out, is sure of what exactly Talon's goals are, but considering that their only known deeds, ranging from kidnapping to mass murder, are all geared towards inciting chaos and strife. It's later revealed that while several members so far of this international terrorist group are (1) a professional assassin who was brainwashed in it for personal profit, its primary goal is to [[SocialDarwinist make humanity stronger by plunging the entire world into murdering an Overwatch operative (who happened to be ''her own husband'') before later murdering a prominent religious figure, (2) a mercenary [[spoiler:come BackFromTheDead]] who intends to eliminate any such operatives he finds, and (3) a hacker who wants to usurp the world's true leaders and become the one "pulling the strings", there's no way they're doing simple charity work.eternal conflict]].
14th Jul '17 3:36:12 AM Huthman
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* In ''Literature/TheriomorphChronicles''. Megiddo, a criminal terrorist organization who has sinister goal of world domination and genocide, creates [[HalfHumanHybrid Theriomorphs]] and controls governments to further their [[HiddenAgendaVillain secret and true goal]].
10th Jul '17 10:08:13 AM xcountryguy
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kosmo Entelecha, enemies of [[spoiler: Nagi's group in the past]]. It wouldn't be quite so nebulous if it weren't [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]] doing all of the explaining. Whenever he goes into the backstory of anything roughly half of it consists of "and then other stuff happened."
* ''Manga/LiarGame'''s Liar Game Tournament Office. A shady organization out to make a profit, they manage to secure 100 million yen (about US$1.5 million) for each of the participants in the first round...that's ''US$1.9 trillion''.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': The Organization. Yes, yes; they are the ones sending out hunters to kill the Yoma, [[spoiler: but they also are the ones behind the Yoma]].
** And the whole reason for it all is [[spoiler: to create Awakened Beings to use as weapons in a giant, unseen war far away from the island the story takes place on. The entire island is just one big laboratory and testing ground.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kosmo Entelecha, enemies of [[spoiler: Nagi's [[spoiler:Nagi's group in the past]]. It wouldn't be quite so nebulous if it weren't [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]] doing all of the explaining. Whenever he goes into the backstory of anything roughly half of it consists of "and then other stuff happened."
* ''Manga/LiarGame'''s Liar Game Tournament Office. A shady organization out to make a profit, they manage to secure 100 million yen (about US$1.5 million) for each of the participants in the first round... that's ''US$1.9 trillion''.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': The Organization. Yes, yes; they are the ones sending out hunters to kill the Yoma, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but they also are the ones behind the Yoma]].
** And the whole reason for it all is [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to create Awakened Beings to use as weapons in a giant, unseen war far away from the island the story takes place on. The entire island is just one big laboratory and testing ground.]]



* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': The Jahana Group[[note]]lead by [[BigBad Miranda]], which isn't to be confused with the Jahana Corporation, which sponsors the VG tournament and is led by her daughter, Reimi[[/note]] [[NotJustATournament pulls strings and steers events at the VG tournament from behind-the-scenes.]] They lure unsuspecting entrants to become unwitting test subjects, and manipulate Satomi by having [[TheDragon Damian]] offer to cover her brother's medical expenses in exchange for her participation at the tournament. Then uses her for [[CodeName the "Black Goddess"]] project and field test her abilities in unsanctioned matches [[spoiler: - all for the sake of creating [[GrandTheftMe the ideal host body]] [[BigBad for Miranda Jahana]]]].

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': The Jahana Group[[note]]lead by [[BigBad Miranda]], which isn't to be confused with the Jahana Corporation, which sponsors the VG tournament and is led by her daughter, Reimi[[/note]] [[NotJustATournament pulls strings and steers events at the VG tournament from behind-the-scenes.]] They lure unsuspecting entrants to become unwitting test subjects, and manipulate Satomi by having [[TheDragon Damian]] offer to cover her brother's medical expenses in exchange for her participation at the tournament. Then uses her for [[CodeName the "Black Goddess"]] project and field test her abilities in unsanctioned matches [[spoiler: - [[spoiler:- all for the sake of creating [[GrandTheftMe the ideal host body]] [[BigBad for Miranda Jahana]]]].



* Creator/MarvelComics has several: ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, AIM, U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M., S.I.L.E.N.T., R.A.I.D., the Secret Empire, Black Spectre, Agence Byzantine, and the Hand being only a few. Many of these began as branches of HYDRA: Advanced Idea Mechanics, for example, was their original research & development team before they decided to become independent. Apparently HYDRA's motto ("cut off one head and two will take its place") applies to their branches. It gets so bad that one issue of ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' reveals that [[spoiler:''even ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'' was a HYDRA splinter organ, something ''not even Comicbook/NickFury himself'' found out until it was too late]] (to wit, this was early in ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' when they had been shut down). Mark Waid's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' depicts HYDRA, AIM, ROXXON, the Secret Empire, Black Spectre, and Agence Byzantine as the five cartels that essentially control the global criminal underworld -- and are constantly fighting each other for dominance. For a supernatural flavor, the comic series [[OccultDetective Nightstalkers]] had Hydra's Department of Occult Armaments [[FunWIthAcronyms (DOA)]]. Also, [[spoiler: There's also Weapon Plus, the organization that was [[GreaterScopeVillain responsible for the creation of many heroes and villains of the Marvel universe. They created Wolverine via their "Weapon X" branch, they created Captain America via "Project:Rebirth", AKA "Weapon I" and it's implied in some comics that Weapon Plus was involved in the Red Room Black Widow Ops program that created the Black Widows(such as Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova) and the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers. They may not be seen as much as other evil organisations like HYDRA or A.I.M., but they HAVE been known to work together with them on a few occasions. That being said, Weapon Plus's influence and impact on the Marvel universe as a whole is undenyable, wich means that it takes the cake for this trope.]] Also, Weapon plus is a secret governmental organisation that is hellbent on eradicating mutantkind, wich means that it has ties to S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.]]

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* Creator/MarvelComics has several: ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, AIM, U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M., S.I.L.E.N.T., R.A.I.D., the Secret Empire, Black Spectre, Agence Byzantine, and the Hand being only a few. Many of these began as branches of HYDRA: Advanced Idea Mechanics, for example, was their original research & development team before they decided to become independent. Apparently HYDRA's motto ("cut off one head and two will take its place") applies to their branches. It gets so bad that one issue of ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' reveals that [[spoiler:''even ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'' was a HYDRA splinter organ, something ''not even Comicbook/NickFury himself'' found out until it was too late]] (to wit, this was early in ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' when they had been shut down). Mark Waid's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' depicts HYDRA, AIM, ROXXON, the Secret Empire, Black Spectre, and Agence Byzantine as the five cartels that essentially control the global criminal underworld -- and are constantly fighting each other for dominance. For a supernatural flavor, the comic series [[OccultDetective Nightstalkers]] had Hydra's Department of Occult Armaments [[FunWIthAcronyms (DOA)]]. Also, [[spoiler: There's [[spoiler:There's also Weapon Plus, the organization that was [[GreaterScopeVillain responsible for the creation of many heroes and villains of the Marvel universe. They created Wolverine via their "Weapon X" branch, they created Captain America via "Project:Rebirth", AKA "Weapon I" and it's implied in some comics that Weapon Plus was involved in the Red Room Black Widow Ops program that created the Black Widows(such as Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova) and the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers. They may not be seen as much as other evil organisations like HYDRA or A.I.M., but they HAVE been known to work together with them on a few occasions. That being said, Weapon Plus's influence and impact on the Marvel universe as a whole is undenyable, wich means that it takes the cake for this trope.]] Also, Weapon plus is a secret governmental organisation that is hellbent on eradicating mutantkind, wich means that it has ties to S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.]]



** According to her, the organization is responsible for [[spoiler: creating a parade out of nowhere to distract a young Rainbow Dash from anti-Celestia public speeches and deliberately setting up the friendship problems of the show's episodes through their socioeconomic power to build the mane six's friendship]], which doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the organization's existence.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has HYDRA, as per usual, and though we get an insight into their operations, they're actually considerably more frightening and effective than usual - particularly once [[spoiler: Lucius Malfoy]] decides that [[spoiler: Baron Von Strucker]] is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness now part of the problem]]. It doesn't hurt that they've got [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] on a leash and are allied with a Loki level necromancer called Gravemoss. That said, they aren't invincible and are liable to make mistakes [[spoiler: especially once the Winter Soldier slips his leash]].
** Then there's the rather more nebulous and disturbing Red Room, a formerly defunct Soviet organisation, which, 71 chapters in, hasn't even been glimpsed. Only occasional references that make it clear that pretty much everyone (even HYDRA) is afraid of it, a brief appearance by a few of its less competent operatives and the presence of [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] and Natasha, both of whom are products of the Red Room, (and in chapter 70, mentions of HYDRA assaulting what WordOfGod confirmed was a Red Room facility and disappearing) confirm that it actually exists. However, again, it's not invincible, with Ivan Petrovitch noting how it once tried to attack [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Simon Pietrovitch's Archangel base]]. Since Pietrovitch was a member of the Senior Council of the White Council and AsskickingEqualsAuthority very much applies, this was an idea so bad it was awful.

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** According to her, the organization is responsible for [[spoiler: creating [[spoiler:creating a parade out of nowhere to distract a young Rainbow Dash from anti-Celestia public speeches and deliberately setting up the friendship problems of the show's episodes through their socioeconomic power to build the mane six's friendship]], which doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the organization's existence.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has HYDRA, as per usual, and though we get an insight into their operations, they're actually considerably more frightening and effective than usual - particularly once [[spoiler: Lucius [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy]] decides that [[spoiler: Baron [[spoiler:Baron Von Strucker]] is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness now part of the problem]]. It doesn't hurt that they've got [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Winter Soldier]] on a leash and are allied with a Loki level necromancer called Gravemoss. That said, they aren't invincible and are liable to make mistakes [[spoiler: especially [[spoiler:especially once the Winter Soldier slips his leash]].
** Then there's the rather more nebulous and disturbing Red Room, a formerly defunct Soviet organisation, which, 71 chapters in, hasn't even been glimpsed. Only occasional references that make it clear that pretty much everyone (even HYDRA) is afraid of it, a brief appearance by a few of its less competent operatives and the presence of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Winter Soldier]] and Natasha, both of whom are products of the Red Room, (and in chapter 70, mentions of HYDRA assaulting what WordOfGod confirmed was a Red Room facility and disappearing) confirm that it actually exists. However, again, it's not invincible, with Ivan Petrovitch noting how it once tried to attack [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Simon Pietrovitch's Archangel base]]. Since Pietrovitch was a member of the Senior Council of the White Council and AsskickingEqualsAuthority very much applies, this was an idea so bad it was awful.



* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' is fairly thick with conspiracies, with the result that several HighFantasy versions of this exist therein, including the Diagram, the Sons of Honor, the Skybreakers, and the Ghostbloods. The first three all have a fairly KnightTemplar-ish slant, to various degrees (the Diagram's leader [[spoiler: Taravangian]] follows a convoluted plot to become ruler of the world because he believes it's the only way to save humanity; the Sons of Honor want to bring about the apocalypse so that the Heralds of [[{{God}} the Almighty]] will come back, and the Skybreakers seek to brutally enforce their own idiosyncratic ideas of justice, including executing all [[FunctionalMagic Surgebinders]]), and it's still uncertain what the Ghostbloods want, except that they have agents all over the world and are more than willing to lie, cheat, steal, extort, and kill in service to their goals.
* The ''Literature/NemesisSaga'' has the [[FunWithAcronyms Genetic Offensive Directive]], a black-ops genetic weapons program within DARPA originally founded to continue the horrific research started by the Japanese on Island 731 during WWII. Over time, however, it has grown into a NGOSuperpower, which seems to be experimenting with creating monsters purely for its own sake. [[spoiler: And then it turns out they're actually a front created by the [[HumanoidAliens Ferox]] as a means of insuring that Earth is properly prepared to defend itself when it is inevitably drawn into their ForeverWar with the [[StarfishAliens Aeros]].]]
* In Eric Ambler's novel "A Coffin for Dimitrios" (filmed as "The Mask of Dimitrios") a writer follows the career of a dead criminal. The man rises from murderous thug, to spy, assassin and smuggler. All the time, behind him, supporting him is "The Eurasian Credit Trust", a shadowy bank based in Monaco which means they don't have to reveal any information to anyone. The novel has more details as the fact that police all over Europe are sure they are behind the Heroin trade and even arranging provocations for war. [[spoiler: Dimitrios isn't dead and it nearly costs the writer his life]]

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' is fairly thick with conspiracies, with the result that several HighFantasy versions of this exist therein, including the Diagram, the Sons of Honor, the Skybreakers, and the Ghostbloods. The first three all have a fairly KnightTemplar-ish slant, to various degrees (the Diagram's leader [[spoiler: Taravangian]] [[spoiler:Taravangian]] follows a convoluted plot to become ruler of the world because he believes it's the only way to save humanity; the Sons of Honor want to bring about the apocalypse so that the Heralds of [[{{God}} the Almighty]] will come back, and the Skybreakers seek to brutally enforce their own idiosyncratic ideas of justice, including executing all [[FunctionalMagic Surgebinders]]), and it's still uncertain what the Ghostbloods want, except that they have agents all over the world and are more than willing to lie, cheat, steal, extort, and kill in service to their goals.
* The ''Literature/NemesisSaga'' has the [[FunWithAcronyms Genetic Offensive Directive]], a black-ops genetic weapons program within DARPA originally founded to continue the horrific research started by the Japanese on Island 731 during WWII. Over time, however, it has grown into a NGOSuperpower, which seems to be experimenting with creating monsters purely for its own sake. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then it turns out they're actually a front created by the [[HumanoidAliens Ferox]] as a means of insuring that Earth is properly prepared to defend itself when it is inevitably drawn into their ForeverWar with the [[StarfishAliens Aeros]].]]
* In Eric Ambler's novel "A Coffin for Dimitrios" (filmed as "The Mask of Dimitrios") a writer follows the career of a dead criminal. The man rises from murderous thug, to spy, assassin and smuggler. All the time, behind him, supporting him is "The Eurasian Credit Trust", a shadowy bank based in Monaco which means they don't have to reveal any information to anyone. The novel has more details as the fact that police all over Europe are sure they are behind the Heroin trade and even arranging provocations for war. [[spoiler: Dimitrios [[spoiler:Dimitrios isn't dead and it nearly costs the writer his life]]
3rd Jul '17 11:39:30 AM thatother1dude
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* Talon from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' qualifies for this trope. No one, in-universe or out, is sure of what exactly its goals are, but considering that their only known members so far are (1) a professional assassin who was brainwashed into murdering an Overwatch operative—who happened to be ''her own husband'', no less—before later murdering a prominent religious figure, (2) a mercenary [[spoiler:come BackFromTheDead]] who intends to eliminate any such operatives he finds, and (3) a hacker who wants to usurp the world's true leaders and become the one "pulling the strings", there's no way they're doing simple charity work.

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* Talon from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' qualifies for this trope. ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': No one, in-universe or out, is sure of what exactly its Talon's goals are, but considering that their only known members so far are (1) a professional assassin who was brainwashed into murdering an Overwatch operative—who operative (who happened to be ''her own husband'', no less—before husband'') before later murdering a prominent religious figure, (2) a mercenary [[spoiler:come BackFromTheDead]] who intends to eliminate any such operatives he finds, and (3) a hacker who wants to usurp the world's true leaders and become the one "pulling the strings", there's no way they're doing simple charity work.
14th May '17 8:08:18 PM fatescanner
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* The ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThreeMonthsAFox'' has The Purpose, a shadowy prey supremacist organisation with origins dating back [[AncientConspiracy hundreds of years]] and a far-reaching, powerful influence, with cells of members spread across the country and possibly the entire world. They are the true force responsible for orchestrating the Savage Crisis, as [[BigBad Dawn Bellwether]] is a member, along with her fellow co-conspirators [[CorruptPolitician Kyle Hayworth]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jayson Talon III]]. Their desired end goal is nothing less than the total subjugation of all the world's predators and any prey mammals sympathetic to them, and are willing to use any tactics necessary to achieve that goal.
28th Apr '17 10:38:36 AM Grudgeal
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* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' features Florsheim, an evil organization of monsters bent on world domination. Step 1: Take out local hero Sunred. Dozens if not hundreds of fights later, Florsheim remains winless. At one point another such group, the Devil Eye Army, tries to take over Florsheim's turf. Cue CurbStompBattle; Florsheim isn't weak, Sunred is just too damn strong.

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* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' features Florsheim, an evil organization Evil Organization of monsters bent on world domination. [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]. Step 1: Take out local hero their ArchNemesis, Sunred. Dozens if not hundreds of fights later, Florsheim remains winless. At one point another such group, winless and are probably in the Devil Eye Army, tries 'negative' column where 'evil acts' are concerned, [[HarmlessVillain spending most of their time volunteering in the neighbourhood]]. Sunred, on his side, retired from heroics years ago and now has to take over Florsheim's turf. Cue CurbStompBattle; contend with Florsheim isn't weak, Sunred is just too damn strong.being pretty much the only friends he has left.
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