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10th Jun '16 5:12:42 PM Unregistered
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* DOGMA from ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}''. An evil, faceless corporation that controls 97% of the video game market at the beginning of the game, having crushed all the competition... Except for ''Creator/Sega'', who launches the "[[TitleDrop Project Segagaga]]" as a last ditch effort to stop DOGMA's threat of total monopoly. [[/folder]]

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* DOGMA from ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}''. An evil, faceless corporation that controls 97% of the video game market at the beginning of the game, having crushed all the competition... Except for ''Creator/Sega'', Creator/{{Sega}}, who launches the "[[TitleDrop Project Segagaga]]" as a last ditch effort to stop DOGMA's threat of total monopoly. [[/folder]]
10th Jun '16 5:09:22 PM Unregistered
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* DOGMA from ''VideoGame/Segagaga''. An evil, faceless corporation that controls 97% of the video game market at the beginning of the game, having crushed all the competition... Except for ''Creator/Sega'', who launches the "[[TitleDrop Project Segagaga]]" as a last ditch effort to stop DOGMA's threat of total monopoly. [[/folder]]

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* DOGMA from ''VideoGame/Segagaga''.''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}''. An evil, faceless corporation that controls 97% of the video game market at the beginning of the game, having crushed all the competition... Except for ''Creator/Sega'', who launches the "[[TitleDrop Project Segagaga]]" as a last ditch effort to stop DOGMA's threat of total monopoly. [[/folder]]
10th Jun '16 5:08:27 PM Unregistered
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* DOGMA from ''VideoGame/Segagaga''. An evil, faceless corporation that controls 97% of the video game market at the beginning of the game, having crushed all the competition... Except for ''Creator/Sega'', who launches the "[[TitleDrop Project Segagaga]]" as a last ditch effort to stop DOGMA's threat of total monopoly. [[/folder]]

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* ''WebComic/{{Wondermark}}'' had a comic that subverted this where the one complaining about this trope pertaining to a bookstore was mostly peeved that the new store's security was not of the "old man in chair napping" model.



[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/{{Wondermark}}'' had a comic that subverted this where the one complaining about this trope pertaining to a bookstore was mostly peeved that the new store's security was not of the "old man in chair napping" model.
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10th Jun '16 12:21:14 AM Vir
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* Kelpshake from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' was this to both Mr. Krabs and Plankton, to the point that the locations divided like cells, and Krabs and Plankton had to enter an EnemyMine stasis to preserve their businesses; unfortunately, the Kelpshakes were not only bad tasting, but (implied to be intentionally) addictive, and were toxic, causing all the locations to be shuttered- and all of the Bikini Bottomites to grow green fur.

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* Kelpshake from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' was this to both Mr. Krabs and Plankton, to the point that the locations divided like cells, and Krabs and Plankton had to enter an EnemyMine stasis to preserve their businesses; unfortunately, the Kelpshakes were not only bad tasting, bad-tasting, but (implied to be intentionally) addictive, and were toxic, causing all the locations to be shuttered- and all of the Bikini Bottomites to grow green fur.
20th May '16 9:29:35 AM zarpaulus
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* [=StrexCorp=] in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' turned Night Vale's rival city of Desert Bluffs into a CompanyTown a while ago and in the first two years of the podcast start moving into Night Vale. Buying out or driving into bankruptcy every business in the city, including the community radio station, and also worshipping a vile Smiling God who was pure evil even by Night Vale standards. Fortunately, in episode 49 Night Vale managed to succeed at a bloody revolution and what was left of the company was bought by Old Woman Josie's angel friends.
4th May '16 7:57:30 PM zarpaulus
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* One episode of ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers'' features a big new store that sells everything at ludicrously cheap prices, driving local stores out of business, and [[spoiler: it turns out they're abducting hosts and selling them to a UFO.]]
19th Apr '16 9:05:42 PM Willbyr
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25th Mar '16 4:14:50 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has a particularly blatant and potent example of this trope in the Joja Corporation. The ''main storyline'' of this game (a farming simulator in the vein of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'') entails the player making the decision to save the small town which has fallen into decline as the direct result of the PredatoryBusiness setting up shop in the area... or simply embrace the local [=JojaMart=] and do all your shopping there (in exchange for discounts on their products). Even the company's ''slogans'' are downright sinister:

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has a particularly blatant and potent example of this trope in the Joja Corporation. The ''main storyline'' plot of this game (a farming simulator in the vein of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'') is kicked off by the player character getting tired of their mindless desk job at a Joja Corp office and moving to Stardew Valley to work on the old farm their grandfather gifted them. The main plot entails the player making the decision to save the small town which has fallen into decline as the direct result of the PredatoryBusiness setting up shop in the area... or simply embrace the local [=JojaMart=] and do all your shopping there (in exchange for discounts on their products). Even the company's ''slogans'' are downright sinister:
23rd Mar '16 4:02:58 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has so blatant and potent an example of this trope in Joja Corporation that we could probably make the company logo our trope image after the game comes out. The ''main storyline'' of this game (a farming simulator in the vein of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'') entails the player making the decision to save the small town which has fallen into decline as the direct result of the PredatoryBusiness setting up shop in the area... or simply embrace the local [=JojaMart=] and do all your shopping there (in exchange for discounts on their products). Even the company's ''slogans'' are downright sinister:

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has so a particularly blatant and potent an example of this trope in the Joja Corporation that we could probably make the company logo our trope image after the game comes out.Corporation. The ''main storyline'' of this game (a farming simulator in the vein of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'') entails the player making the decision to save the small town which has fallen into decline as the direct result of the PredatoryBusiness setting up shop in the area... or simply embrace the local [=JojaMart=] and do all your shopping there (in exchange for discounts on their products). Even the company's ''slogans'' are downright sinister:
23rd Mar '16 2:46:27 AM eroock
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Not to be confused with WelcomeToEvilMart which is about companies and corporations that specifically cater to villains.

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Not to be confused with WelcomeToEvilMart which is about companies and corporations that specifically cater to villains.
villains. Compare CommunityThreateningConstruction.
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