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5th Apr '16 4:38:04 PM Antigone3
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier'': During Dracula's initial visit to England, he took over a Satanic cult with a large proportion of upper-class members. Edom later suspected the cult was acting as a "stay-behind" network for Dracula.
17th Feb '16 7:13:08 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', there are the Primals, a group who is based in the Inner Planes. They seem to have discovered some big secret of the universe, but aren't eager to share it. (Most assume it has something to do with Elemental powers, given their location and name.) Due to the secrecy, most other folk assume they're up to no good, even though there's no concrete proof.
13th Feb '16 8:48:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/ObsCure II'' has Delta Theta Gamma, which at first glance appears to be a [[WackyFratboyHijinx hard-partying fraternity]] but is slowly revealed, as you explore their frat house, to have a lot more in common with the likes of [[Film/TheSkulls Skull & Bones]] than with [[Film/AnimalHouse Delta House]]. [[spoiler:The finale reveals them to have been a GreaterScopeVillain secretly involved in the events of both games, with most of the main villains working for them in some capacity.]]



* The Ku Klux Klan follows this trope more than you'd expect from a real-world organization. Night-time meetings, bonfires and burning crosses, and not to mention the all-enclosing robes and masks (complete with [[ColorCodedPatrician differently-colored masks and robes]] to distinguish the leadership from the [[{{Mooks}} common members]]).
* Media portrayals of Satanism also tend to fall into this trope, especially during the "Satanic Panic" of the 1970s and '80s.

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* The Ku Klux Klan UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan follows this trope more than you'd expect from a real-world organization. Night-time meetings, bonfires and burning crosses, and not to mention the all-enclosing robes and masks (complete with [[ColorCodedPatrician differently-colored masks and robes]] to distinguish the leadership from the [[{{Mooks}} common members]]).
* [[HollywoodSatanism Media portrayals of Satanism Satanism]] also tend to fall into this trope, especially during the "Satanic Panic" of the 1970s and '80s.



* [[http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Religion_and_the_decline_of_magic.html?id=yQwSAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y Keith Thomas]] points out that the stereotype of devil-worshippers as black-robed figures chanting in Latin in a ruined abbey originated with Tudor propaganda against the banned Catholics. Only after Catholics had ceased to be figures of fear was it applied to more obscure cults.
* Although the stereotype was deliberately taken up by the Hellfire Club, a bunch of rich 18th century thrill-seekers who were in it just for the kicks and the depravity.

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* [[http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Religion_and_the_decline_of_magic.html?id=yQwSAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y Keith Thomas]] points out that the stereotype of devil-worshippers as black-robed figures chanting in Latin in a ruined abbey originated with Tudor propaganda against the banned Catholics.''Catholics''. Only after Catholics had ceased to be figures of fear was it applied to more obscure cults.
* Although the This stereotype was deliberately taken up by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellfire_Club Hellfire Club, Club]], a bunch of rich 18th century British thrill-seekers who were in it just for the kicks and the depravity.
13th Feb '16 7:47:17 AM mashpotato
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*What the Sisterhood is accused of being in ''Film/TheSisterhoodOfNight''.
6th Feb '16 5:42:11 PM WillKeaton
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* Keith Thomas [[http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Religion_and_the_decline_of_magic.html?id=yQwSAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y]] points out that the stereotype of devil-worshippers as black-robed figures chanting in Latin in a ruined abbey originated with Tudor propaganda against the banned Catholics. Only after Catholics had ceased to be figures of fear was it applied to more obscure cults.

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* Keith Thomas [[http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Religion_and_the_decline_of_magic.html?id=yQwSAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y]] html?id=yQwSAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y Keith Thomas]] points out that the stereotype of devil-worshippers as black-robed figures chanting in Latin in a ruined abbey originated with Tudor propaganda against the banned Catholics. Only after Catholics had ceased to be figures of fear was it applied to more obscure cults.
6th Feb '16 3:35:19 PM WillKeaton
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* The Court of Owls, according to their backstory, have ruled [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Gotham City]] from the shadows for centuries. They also feature prominently in the animated feature ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanVsRobin Batman Vs Robin.]]''

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* The Court of Owls, according to their backstory, Owls have ruled [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Gotham City]] from the shadows for centuries. They also feature prominently in the animated feature ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanVsRobin Batman Vs Robin.]]''
6th Feb '16 3:34:58 PM WillKeaton
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* The Court of Owls, according to their backstory, have ruled [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Gotham City]] from the shadows for centuries. They also feature prominently in the animated feature ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanVsRobin Batman Vs Robin.]]''
6th Feb '16 3:27:57 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Opplopolis}}'', Tomaj Pangolin's young godson Marvin uses his [[http://www.opplopolis.com/issues/3/4 hacking/googling]] skills to determine that "[[MacGuffin marvedyne]]" has something to do with a [[http://www.opplopolis.com/issues/4/18 secret society of aristocrats]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Opplopolis}}'', Tomaj Pangolin's young godson Marvin uses his [[http://www.opplopolis.com/issues/3/4 hacking/googling]] skills to determine that "[[MacGuffin marvedyne]]" has something to do with a [[http://www.opplopolis.com/issues/4/18 secret society of aristocrats]].aristocrats.]]
6th Feb '16 3:26:21 PM WillKeaton
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* The Darkfriends of Literature/TheWheelOfTime. Since they are all about helping [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]] bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (in exchange for personal power and immortality), membership is banned on pain of death throughout the world, and their cells are even called "circles".

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* The Darkfriends of Literature/TheWheelOfTime. ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime.'' Since they are all about helping [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]] bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (in exchange for personal power and immortality), membership is banned on pain of death throughout the world, and their cells are even called "circles".
6th Feb '16 3:25:30 PM WillKeaton
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* In Literature/HarryPotter, Death Eaters behave this way. When they gather, they all wear uniform robes in a cult of personality of sorts for Voldemort. They wear masks as well in a FacelessGoons sort of way.

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* In Literature/HarryPotter, ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Death Eaters behave this way. When they gather, they all wear uniform robes in a cult of personality of sorts for Voldemort. They wear masks as well in a FacelessGoons sort of way.
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