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18th Feb '17 4:01:18 AM Morgenthaler
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If there's a {{Masquerade}} going on in your world, The Group is, ''de rigueur'', the first ones in and the last ones out to deal with anything related to it. If it gets [[BrokenMasquerade broken]], that's on them. Even if The Group is evil, which they may well be, they may often try to cover up TheMasquerade in an attempt to utilize whatever it is for their own ends, and thus do the world some good by keeping it ignorant and safe. Whether it is [[FunctionalMagic mystical, supernatural, or horrific beings, creatures, phenomena]] or {{MacGuffin}}s, [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum things of alien origin]], [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual superhumans and related paraphernalia]], [[AppliedPhlebotinum examples of advanced technology]], [[TimeTravel time travelers and the difficulties they create]], [[MonsterOfTheWeek various types of monsters, demons]], or whatever other GreenRocks or {{Weirdness Magnet}}s may be around in a world, you can be assured The Group will be there to either [[TheHunter hunt and destroy them]], try to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate and use them]], or [[TheWatcher simply watch and contain them]]. Oh, and it should go without saying that if anyone is in charge of The Group, yes, it will be an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness.

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If there's a {{Masquerade}} going on in your world, The Group is, ''de rigueur'', the first ones in and the last ones out to deal with anything related to it. If it gets [[BrokenMasquerade broken]], that's on them. Even if The Group is evil, which they may well be, they may often try to cover up TheMasquerade in an attempt to utilize whatever it is for their own ends, and thus do the world some good by keeping it ignorant and safe. Whether it is [[FunctionalMagic mystical, supernatural, or horrific beings, creatures, phenomena]] or {{MacGuffin}}s, [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum things of alien origin]], [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual superhumans and related paraphernalia]], [[AppliedPhlebotinum examples of advanced technology]], [[TimeTravel time travelers and the difficulties they create]], [[MonsterOfTheWeek various types of monsters, demons]], or whatever other GreenRocks or {{Weirdness Magnet}}s may be around in a world, you can be assured The Group will be there to either [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters hunt and destroy them]], try to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate and use them]], or [[TheWatcher simply watch and contain them]]. Oh, and it should go without saying that if anyone is in charge of The Group, yes, it will be an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness.
21st Jan '17 6:29:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the AnneRice books, it's The Talamasca. "We watch, and we are always there."

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* In the AnneRice Creator/AnneRice books, it's The Talamasca. "We watch, and we are always there."
29th Oct '16 12:51:59 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''TheGuild''.

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%%* ''TheGuild''.''WebVideo/TheGuild''.
18th Aug '16 3:33:42 PM Tre
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* Parodied by the Agency from the SciFiChannel's series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan''. It's a secret government agency that [[OddlySmallOrganization consists of about five (visible on-screen) people]], and because of this is prone to being transferred around between various departments of the US Government, as well as suffering from budget cuts. About the only thing they have going for them is that the titular invisible man works for them.

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* Parodied by the Agency from the SciFiChannel's [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan''. It's a secret government agency that [[OddlySmallOrganization consists of about five (visible on-screen) people]], and because of this is prone to being transferred around between various departments of the US Government, as well as suffering from budget cuts. About the only thing they have going for them is that the titular invisible man works for them.
6th Jul '16 7:16:23 PM JackG
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* The Group from ''Film/{{Munich}}'' and ''Sword of Gideon'', an all-pervasive criminal organisation whose basic role is that of TheFixer.

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* The Group from ''Film/{{Munich}}'' and ''Sword of Gideon'', an all-pervasive criminal organisation whose basic role is that of TheFixer. What they do is pay ordinary people a lot more money to do their job for an illegal purpose. Got a body in a hotel room that needs to be disposed of? The hotel staff will carry it out in a cleaning trolley, then pass it on to an undertaker who'll bury it in one of his graves.
6th Jul '16 7:13:16 PM JackG
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* The Group from ''Film/{{Munich}}'' and ''Sword of Gideon'', an all-pervasive criminal organisation whose basic role is that of TheFixer.
28th May '16 9:41:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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%%* The Centre, of ''ThePretender''.

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%%* The Centre, of ''ThePretender''.''Series/ThePretender''.
6th Mar '16 9:43:37 AM nombretomado
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** The Corporation: Nationwide business-like criminal organization. Foes of CaptainAmerica and TheIncredibleHulk, amongst others.

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** The Corporation: Nationwide business-like criminal organization. Foes of CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and TheIncredibleHulk, amongst others.
29th Jan '16 1:40:28 AM marcoasalazarm
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%%* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' also has The Syndicate.

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%%* * ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' also has The Syndicate.Syndicate, a group of Mars-base Chinese [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triads]] which employed series protagonist Spike Spiegel as a hit man and also employed BigBad Vicious [[spoiler:up until the point that he took over the organization and turned it into his own personal army to satisfy his BloodKnight appetites]].



%%* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.
%%* ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.

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%%* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.
%%* ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', with the titular superhero group.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', with the titular group of CIA black-ops CapeBusters.



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* The ''Fanfic/CoreLine'' setting has The Foundation, which is the result of both [[Series/KnightRider The Foundation For Law And Government]] and [[Series/MacGyver the Phoenix Foundation]] pooling their resources (and getting assistance from people like [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus Prime]], now the Governor For Life of the State of Michigan) because individually they were too under-powered and under-gunned to make any change on the titular WorldGoneMad. While many other organizations in the setting have the name "[Something] Foundation", the moment you hear "'''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]]'''" Foundation is out to get you, you should ''seriously'' think about pulling stakes and running.
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%%* The Division in ''Film/{{Push}}''.

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%%* * The Division in ''Film/{{Push}}''.''Film/{{Push}}'', who are a MutantDraftBoard looking to harness all of the powered people of the setting as human super weapons.



%%** And later, the Trust.

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%%** ** And later, the Trust.Trust, a group of incredibly powerful industrialists [[spoiler:that was taken over by the Goa'uld]].
8th Jan '16 3:11:47 PM eroock
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* The "Human Project" in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' are a group of scientists dedicated to curing infertility, supposedly based in the Azores. They are secretive to the point of being a myth.
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