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20th Apr '17 12:10:32 PM PhantomRider
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* Up until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]], the Time Lords in ''Series/DoctorWho'' were sometimes presented as TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, most blatantly in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E4ColonyInSpace "Colony in Space"]]. In "Assassin" they were {{Retcon}}ned as The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Blinkered Council of College Infighting]], and they never really recovered. Creator/RussellTDavies decided the revived show would be better off without them... [[spoiler:until they were brought back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], having become unambiguous villains under Rassilon's insane leadership. The Doctor then has to doom his entire race ''all over again''. Although it's been revealed since then that they still exist, sealed off in a separate universe.]]

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* Up until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]], the Time Lords in ''Series/DoctorWho'' were sometimes presented as TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, most blatantly in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E4ColonyInSpace "Colony in Space"]]. In "Assassin" they were {{Retcon}}ned as The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Blinkered Council of College Infighting]], and they never really recovered. Creator/RussellTDavies decided the revived show would be better off without them... [[spoiler:until they were brought back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], having become unambiguous villains under Rassilon's insane leadership. The Doctor then has to doom his entire race ''all over again''. Although it's been revealed since then that they still exist, sealed off in a separate universe.universe, and also that ''every'' Time Lord didn't [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jump off]] with Rassilon. We've met a perfectly sane and respectable leader known only as The General, and civilian Gallifreyans that could be the civilians of any world.]]



** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': Ygdrassil Corporation. Up until the 12 ep, you know just that they rule the Zawame city and plan something sinister with Beat Riders, Inves and Helheim Forest. And possibly with the whole city.
* The villainous organizations in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' are always up to evil stuff with all kinds of evil goals and...stuff. But their actual agendas are never made explicit.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': Ygdrassil Yggdrasill Corporation. ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS With 2 Ls]].) Up until the 12 12th ep, you know just that they rule the Zawame city City and plan something sinister with Beat Riders, Inves and Helheim Forest. And possibly with the whole city.
city. They get less vague as time goes on.
* The villainous organizations in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' are always up to evil stuff with all kinds of evil goals and... stuff. But their actual agendas are never made explicit.
18th Apr '17 7:18:39 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' gave us The Authority, the highest government in Vampire society, with the power to name the Kings and Queens of territories and bossing them around. However, they're presented in an extremely inconsistent manner that made it difficult to take them seriously. When we first see them early in the series, it's a few people shrouded in shadows with inaudible voices. But when they became a major part of the plot in Season 5, it's an entirely different group. In addition to the main leader The Guardian, there are six Chancellors who are supposed to represent the six continents (even though there doesn't seem to be one from South America or Oceania). Season 5 ended with the entire board being killed and their base in New Orleans destroyed, and it was implied that The Authority itself was destroyed even though one would think there'd be a system in place to replace deceased members. But considering Season 5 was considered by many to be ''True Blood's'' [[SeasonalRot lowest point]], most fans were happy enough that the show moved on without lingering on the political aftermath.
12th Apr '17 4:23:26 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Cadmus serves as one of these initially, though their membership is exposed over the course of the season
* The series ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has F.O.W.L.( Fiendish Organization for World Larceny) the criminal organization , whose High Command is always hidden in shadows and their appearances throughout the entire series were never revealed

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Cadmus serves as one of these initially, though their membership is exposed over the course of the season
season.
* The series ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has had F.O.W.L.( Fiendish (Fiendish Organization for World Larceny) Larceny), the criminal organization , whose High Command is always hidden in shadows shadows, and their appearances throughout the entire series were never revealedrevealed.
8th Apr '17 10:12:45 AM nombretomado
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* According to Creator/LittleKuriboh and ''Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series'', 4kids is this. Turned UpToEleven. They just pop up every now and again, standing up in sync dramatically/observing everyone/making sure that nobody says [[spoiler: Disney]]. Ah! I said it! Noo!

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* According to Creator/LittleKuriboh and ''Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series'', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', 4kids is this. Turned UpToEleven. They just pop up every now and again, standing up in sync dramatically/observing everyone/making sure that nobody says [[spoiler: Disney]]. Ah! I said it! Noo!



* The Supreme Council of the eponymous village in ''TheQuestportChronicles'' never seems to ''do'' much, despite their title.

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* The Supreme Council of the eponymous village in ''TheQuestportChronicles'' ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'' never seems to ''do'' much, despite their title.
13th Mar '17 8:20:31 PM infernape612
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** The admins can sure seem this way when you don't particular know or care to know about admin politics. That is; unseen, incomprehensible, usually irrelevant.
** More plausibly, all that's happening is a combination of [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell stand alone complex]] due to ThisWiki being a group of fairly like-minded people and social interactions that no one person can be aware of.
** It seems this way to people when random pages get locked. For good reason.

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** * The admins can sure seem this way when you don't particular know or care to know about admin politics. That is; unseen, incomprehensible, usually irrelevant.
** * More plausibly, all that's happening is a combination of [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell stand alone complex]] due to ThisWiki being a group of fairly like-minded people and social interactions that no one person can be aware of.
** * It seems this way to people when random pages get locked. For good reason.
5th Mar '17 11:49:29 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics had ComicBook/TheIlluminati and Osborn's Cabal.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics had ComicBook/TheIlluminati and Osborn's Cabal.
26th Jan '17 11:49:46 PM PaulA
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* The ''Second Literature/{{Foundation}}'' (Asimov's {{Chessmaster}} extraordinares) [[ExaggeratedTrope take this to an extreme]]. One chapter ends with two Second Foundationers summarizing everything that just happened: "Intersection point?" "Yes! May we live to see the dawn!"

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* Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: The ''Second Literature/{{Foundation}}'' (Asimov's {{Chessmaster}} Second Foundation ({{Chessmaster}} extraordinares) [[ExaggeratedTrope take this to an extreme]]. One chapter ends with two Second Foundationers summarizing everything that just happened: "Intersection point?" "Yes! May we live to see the dawn!"
10th Jan '17 6:07:25 PM nombretomado
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* According to LittleKuriboh and Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, 4kids is this. Turned UpToEleven. They just pop up every now and again, standing up in sync dramatically/observing everyone/making sure that nobody says [[spoiler: Disney]]. Ah! I said it! Noo!
* In the WhateleyUniverse, we've seen TheFaceless group known as 'the Syndicate'. We might even know who the head guy is. But it seems like they don't even want each other to know who they are. And they do seem to be the superpowered version of the Mafia.

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* According to LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh and Yu-Gi-Oh: ''Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, Series'', 4kids is this. Turned UpToEleven. They just pop up every now and again, standing up in sync dramatically/observing everyone/making sure that nobody says [[spoiler: Disney]]. Ah! I said it! Noo!
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, we've seen TheFaceless group known as 'the Syndicate'. We might even know who the head guy is. But it seems like they don't even want each other to know who they are. And they do seem to be the superpowered version of the Mafia.
8th Jan '17 10:29:55 AM Divra
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* The Council of Nations in the ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' series sits in the shadows and covertly funds the whole X-COM project, with close links to prominent politicians, businessmen, and military officers. In a rare {{subver|tedTrope}}sion, it is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure that only reprimands the player if they are doing a bad job at repelling the x-rays.

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* The Council of Nations in the ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' series sits in the shadows and covertly funds the whole X-COM project, with close links to prominent politicians, businessmen, and military officers. In a rare {{subver|tedTrope}}sion, it the Council is a supportive ReasonableAuthorityFigure that only reprimands goes out of its way to pat you on the player back if they you are doing a bad job at repelling the x-rays.well.
31st Dec '16 12:45:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting {{Eberron}}:

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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting {{Eberron}}:TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}:
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