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6th Apr '16 10:45:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* While obviously more local than other examples here, ''SinCity'' has this in spades since one of the most powerful men in the state has a SerialKiller/Pedophile son who is allowed to run free.

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* While obviously more local than other examples here, ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has this in spades since one of the most powerful men in the state has a SerialKiller/Pedophile son who is allowed to run free.
10th Mar '16 1:43:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* The mysterious "them" in ''NowhereMan'' certainly included the Government.

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* The mysterious "them" in ''NowhereMan'' ''Series/NowhereMan'' certainly included the Government.



* ''PrisonBreak'' has two forms of government villains: the well-meaning police officers who are just following the rules and capturing the Fox River Eight in order to enforce the law, and the evil vice-president-turned-president's men who want to kill everybody that gets in the way of their massive conspiracy.
* Recent seasons of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' have featured terrorist conspiracies operating from [[spoiler:within the White House]] - directed by [[spoiler:the president]] in season 5, the [[spoiler:vice president]] in season 6.

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* ''PrisonBreak'' ''Series/PrisonBreak'' has two forms of government villains: the well-meaning police officers who are just following the rules and capturing the Fox River Eight in order to enforce the law, and the evil vice-president-turned-president's men who want to kill everybody that gets in the way of their massive conspiracy.
* Recent seasons of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' have featured terrorist conspiracies operating from [[spoiler:within the White House]] - directed by [[spoiler:the president]] in season 5, the [[spoiler:vice president]] in season 6.
24th Feb '16 12:07:45 PM Gowan
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* The Capitol government in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''

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* The Capitol government in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''''Literature/TheHungerGames''. The titular Hunger Games involve children from the districts that are governed by the Capitol fighting each other to the death, as punishment for the districts that tried to rebel against the Capitol and as entertainment for the Capitol citizens.
24th Feb '16 12:03:11 PM Gowan
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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', the government consists of rich men who think that poor women, who are daily at risk of being killed in a work accident involving a kettle of boiling soap water, should not have the right to vote ... or to keep the money they earn, or to get custody of their own children ... really, any right at all, period. And that's not even mentioning the fact that the protagonist's employer routinely rapes his underage employees. The film even tries to portray some of the men in charge as sympathetic, but one can do only so much with grandfatherly smiles and token utterances about being opposed to PoliceBrutality when the government considers half of the population subhuman despite having been explained patiently why this view is wrong.
12th Feb '16 12:43:21 PM erforce
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* ''{{Shooter}}'' portrays the government as full of corruption and conspiracies. The hero, in the end, becomes an anti-government terrorist.

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* ''{{Shooter}}'' ''Film/{{Shooter}}'' portrays the government as full of corruption and conspiracies. The hero, in the end, becomes an anti-government terrorist.
2nd Feb '16 3:24:11 AM Adept
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* The ''Governing Agency'' and ''The Safeguard'' from ''{{Blame}}!''. The former is a benevolent yet mostly impotent system that requires regular humans with a [[MacGuffin extremely rare genetic marker]] to tell them what to do, while the latter acts like an anti-virus system that [[KillAllHumans happens to see all humans without said gene as viruses]].

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* The ''Governing Agency'' and ''The Safeguard'' from ''{{Blame}}!''.''Manga/{{Blame}}!''. The former is a benevolent yet mostly impotent system that requires regular humans with a [[MacGuffin extremely rare genetic marker]] to tell them what to do, while the latter acts like an anti-virus system that [[KillAllHumans happens to see all humans without said gene as viruses]].



* The U.S. Government in ''{{Heroman}}'' are turning into the secondary antagonists of the series.

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* The U.S. Government in ''{{Heroman}}'' ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' are turning into the secondary antagonists of the series.
7th Nov '15 10:15:11 PM nombretomado
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** GeoffJohns at least ''tried'' to make Gyrich more sympathetic during the "Red Zone" arc, in which he secretly works with [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]] (his old nemesis from back in the "You're going to be on the team because I say they need a TokenMinority!" days) to discover the plots of the corrupt Secretary of Defense (who's actually the RedSkull in disguise). Once Johns was off the title, however, Gyrich not only went back to his old ways, he got ''worse''.

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** GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns at least ''tried'' to make Gyrich more sympathetic during the "Red Zone" arc, in which he secretly works with [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]] (his old nemesis from back in the "You're going to be on the team because I say they need a TokenMinority!" days) to discover the plots of the corrupt Secretary of Defense (who's actually the RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull in disguise). Once Johns was off the title, however, Gyrich not only went back to his old ways, he got ''worse''.
1st Nov '15 4:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* Neo Arcadia from the ''MegaManZero'' games, which started out as a peaceful city-state where humans and robots lived in peace until it became fascist and genocidal after the death of its leader. [[spoiler:Nearly dead, anyways, using his body as a SealedEvilInACan, and his lingering consciousness was one of the closest things the series has to a ghost.]]

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* Neo Arcadia from the ''MegaManZero'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' games, which started out as a peaceful city-state where humans and robots lived in peace until it became fascist and genocidal after the death of its leader. [[spoiler:Nearly dead, anyways, using his body as a SealedEvilInACan, and his lingering consciousness was one of the closest things the series has to a ghost.]]
4th Sep '15 5:51:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[HistoryMarchesOn The fluff marches on]]. As of 5e, the Imperium is pretty good at waging war, and its bueracratic system is functional, if still unwieldy. Reinforments generally arrive within months, and Space Marines can respond within days because the bureaucracy that runs the galaxy is completely different than the one that runs the army. The 5th ed. rulebook still says that requests to the Adeptus Terra can result in reinforcements arriving centuries late due to Warp interference, being low priority due to that Hivefleet/Waaaagh/Chaos Warband one sector over, the message not arriving on time, or even simple human error. The new Imperial Guard codex has some rather dramatic bureaucratic mistakes as well, like accidentally drafting an entire planetary population. Twice. On the same planet. Then they ordered the planet punished for not responding the second time. They also ordered an entire regiment executed for desertion months after they all died heroically in battle.

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** [[HistoryMarchesOn The fluff marches on]]. As of 5e, the Imperium is pretty good at waging war, and its bueracratic system is functional, if still unwieldy. Reinforments generally arrive within months, and Space Marines can respond within days because the bureaucracy that runs the galaxy is completely different than the one that runs the army. The 5th ed. rulebook still says that requests to the Adeptus Terra can result in reinforcements arriving centuries late due to Warp interference, being low priority due to that Hivefleet/Waaaagh/Chaos Warband one sector over, the message not arriving on time, or even simple human error. The new Imperial Guard codex has some rather dramatic bureaucratic mistakes as well, like accidentally drafting an entire planetary population. Twice. On the same planet. Then they ordered the planet punished for not responding the second time. They also ordered an entire regiment executed for desertion months after they all died heroically in battle.
31st Jul '15 5:37:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' averted this trope. The government, despite doing big cover ups, collaborating with aliens, and shooting random people just for having snakes inside their heads, are actually the good guys. But there's a rogue faction in NID and later The Trust that ''seeks'' to be an example of the trope.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' averted this trope. The government, despite doing big cover ups, collaborating with aliens, and shooting random people just for having snakes inside their heads, are actually the good guys. But there's a rogue faction in NID and later The Trust that ''seeks'' to be an example of the trope. An episode does show an alternate reality, where the US has imposed martial law after being forced to go public with the truth. Despite this, they're still the good guys, although their methods are a little more forceful.
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