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2nd Oct '17 10:37:50 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': In the episode "The Ricklantis Mix-up", we find out that the Council of Ricks that Rick C-137 (the show's "main Rick") [[spoiled:killed off in "The Rickshank Redemption"]] were actually [[TheManBehindTheMan controlled from behind the scenes]] by the Shadow Council of Ricks, who plan to control the newly-elected [[spoiler:President Morty in the same way. Unfortunately for them, this is subverted when President Morty turns out to actually be Evil Morty, and he promptly subjects the Shadow Council to the BoardToDeath trope by having all but two of them killed, with the remaining two forced to be subservient to him]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': In the episode "The Ricklantis Mix-up", we find out that the Council of Ricks that Rick C-137 (the show's "main Rick") [[spoiled:killed [[spoiler:killed off in "The Rickshank Redemption"]] were actually [[TheManBehindTheMan controlled from behind the scenes]] by the Shadow Council of Ricks, who plan to control the newly-elected [[spoiler:President Morty in the same way. Unfortunately for them, this is subverted when President Morty turns out to actually be Evil Morty, and he promptly subjects the Shadow Council to the BoardToDeath trope by having all but two of them killed, with the remaining two forced to be subservient to him]].
2nd Oct '17 10:37:18 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': In the episode "The Ricklantis Mix-up", we find out that the Council of Ricks that Rick C-137 (the show's "main Rick") [[spoiled:killed off in "The Rickshank Redemption"]] were actually [[TheManBehindTheMan controlled from behind the scenes]] by the Shadow Council of Ricks, who plan to control the newly-elected [[spoiler:President Morty in the same way. Unfortunately for them, this is subverted when President Morty turns out to actually be Evil Morty, and he promptly subjects the Shadow Council to the BoardToDeath trope by having all but two of them killed, with the remaining two forced to be subservient to him]].
4th May '17 7:55:50 AM Fallout123
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Bill Cipher is considered to be this, who is a one-eyed triangle bent on world domination.
19th Apr '17 6:35:39 PM ZimFan89
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* In the graphic novel ''Cryptocracy'', it's explained that the Illuminati are a myth created by the ''real'' AncientConspiracy, the Nine Families, who count on it being so outlandish that only the most fringe of groups will believe it, thus allowing them to keep working in the shadows. Also, it makes a good means of recruiting pawns -- young rich people, the kind who'll one day be political and corporate elites, are convinced that they're being recruited for the Illuminati, and undergo humiliating "initiation rituals", footage of which is then used as blackmail material to ensure that they do what the Families want, without ever being allowed into the actual tiers of power.
18th Mar '17 7:32:45 PM nombretomado
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* The Sway is presented as the Franchise/{{Neopets}} version.

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* The Sway is presented as the Franchise/{{Neopets}} Website/{{Neopets}} version.
12th Mar '17 3:01:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''[='s=] antagonist leads an interesting take on this. The Illuminati in these games have a lot of religious symbolism and are more akin to a psychotic cult than an oppressive secret society. Gill himself is a NietzscheWannabe dark savior with obscene doses of AGodAmI. Oh, and then there's the fact that he's red and blue skinned and clad in a thong... Although, they do have the whole AncientConspiracy thing going on.
** The Illuminati also play a vital part in the plot of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', which is set few before ''III''. i.e., they're behind [[spoiler: Charlie Nash being BackFromTheDead (with Gill's SexySecretary Kolin as a sort-of monitor)]] and also [[spoiler: have Juri Han as their ally in exchange for a new eye that replaces her Feng Shui Engine]].

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''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''[='s=] antagonist leads an interesting take on this. The Illuminati in these games have a lot of religious symbolism and are more akin to a psychotic cult than an oppressive secret society. Gill himself is a NietzscheWannabe dark savior with obscene doses of AGodAmI. Oh, and then there's the fact that he's red and blue skinned and clad in a thong... Although, they do have the whole AncientConspiracy thing going on.
** The Illuminati also play a vital part in the plot of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', which is set few before ''III''. i.e., they're behind [[spoiler: Charlie Nash being BackFromTheDead (with Gill's SexySecretary Kolin as a sort-of monitor)]] and also [[spoiler: have Juri Han as their ally in exchange for a new eye that replaces her Feng Shui Engine]].
12th Mar '17 12:17:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The Illuminati also play a vital part in the plot of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', which is set few before ''III''. i.e., they're behind [[spoiler: Charlie Nash being BackFromTheDead (with Gill's SexySecretary Kolin as a sort-of monitor)]] and also [[spoiler: have Juri Han as their ally in exchange for a new eye that replaces her Feng Shui Engine]].
24th Feb '17 10:45:31 AM wideeyedandcurious
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For best effect, listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAAlDoAtV7Y this song]] while reading the article.

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For best effect, listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAAlDoAtV7Y com/watch?v=HQoRXhS7vlU this song]] while reading the article.
11th Feb '17 11:57:03 AM tuxer
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* As noted above, there is some historical basis for the Illuminati. During 1776, a group of Bavarian Germans formed a secret society and used "Illuminati" as their name. The self-imposed mission of the Illuminati was to fight against abuses of state power, superstition, religion, and prejudice. (That's right, folks: the actual Illuminati were ''secular libertarians''.) The organization did get pretty popular, having members from many other parts of Germany, and earning the hatred of the Catholic Church. However, it was banned by the Bavarian government and disbanded in 1785. According to the conspiracy theories, this was just the beginning: The Illuminati actually left Bavaria for Scotland, infiltrated the Masons, founded America, and now control the entire world from a smoke-filled room. This includes TV Tropes.

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* As noted above, there is some historical basis for the Illuminati. During 1776, a group of Bavarian Germans formed a secret society and used "Illuminati" as their name. The self-imposed mission of the Illuminati was to fight against abuses of state power, superstition, religion, and prejudice. (That's right, folks: the actual Illuminati were ''secular libertarians''.classical liberals''.) The organization did get pretty popular, having members from many other parts of Germany, and earning the hatred of the Catholic Church. However, it was banned by the Bavarian government and disbanded in 1785. According to the conspiracy theories, this was just the beginning: The Illuminati actually left Bavaria for Scotland, infiltrated the Masons, founded America, and now control the entire world from a smoke-filled room. This includes TV Tropes.
4th Feb '17 1:02:34 PM RobTan
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* Nazi Germany's ambassador to the UK, Joachim von Ribbentrop, was convinced that Britain was ruled by a secret society of hereditary nobles, and spent much of his time wooing members of the House of Lords and the alleged Nazi sympathiser King Edward VIII, hoping to be inducted into the cabal. Of course, it wasn't, and he more or less ignored the Cabinet and Commons, who held the vast majority of political power even by the 1930's.
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