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24th Sep '16 4:39:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''CloneHigh'' was created by the (self-proclaimed) Secret Board of Shadowy Figures in an attempt to create [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] because LamarckWasRight.

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* ''CloneHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' was created by the (self-proclaimed) Secret Board of Shadowy Figures in an attempt to create [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] because LamarckWasRight.
23rd Sep '16 2:39:58 AM RobTan
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* The Swiss Federal Council, a seven-member body that acts as Switzerland's collective President, Prime Minister and Cabinet. They are elected by Parliament, and all their meetings are secret- nobody knows who said what or who voted for what, even how the vote was split is secret, whether it's unanimous or a slim 4/3.
15th Aug '16 8:14:53 PM htuttle
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* The Council of Nations in the ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' 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/{{X-COM}}'' ''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.
2nd Aug '16 4:27:51 PM Dano1163
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** Buffy implicitly states in 'Selfless' that there's "no all-knowing council" to govern her actions. There appear to be many in addition to those listed above in the Buffyverse, Buffy is even aware of some of them. The Watcher's Council is specifically there to guide her, although she had partially resigned from working with them at this point. Buffy is also presummably aware of the Powers that Be. It can be assumed she was ignoring all these examples to justify her authority.
12th Jul '16 9:38:06 PM Odacon_Spy
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** The prequel, ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', begins similarly, with Bob Page and the rest of the Illuminati Council of Five discussing their latest scheme for world domination via distorted voice teleconference. None of the members' faces, except Page's are shown, and only two ([[spoiler:Zhao Yun Rhu and Hugh Darrow]]) can be definitively identified via their distinctive (and thus not completely distorted) accents.

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** The prequel, ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', begins similarly, with Bob Page and the rest of the Illuminati Council of Five discussing their latest scheme for world domination via distorted voice teleconference. None of the members' faces, except Page's are shown, and only two ([[spoiler:Zhao Yun Rhu Ru and Hugh Darrow]]) can be definitively identified via their distinctive (and thus not completely distorted) accents.
10th Jul '16 4:42:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Shadow Men in ''BrokenSaints'', [[spoiler: Lear and Palmer]].

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* The Shadow Men in ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', [[spoiler: Lear and Palmer]].
2nd Jul '16 11:43:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s Brotherhood of Makuta can be considered such a council, but some of the sillier aspects of the trope were averted by not even showing the council at first. The Brotherhood got merely name-dropped for about three years (real-time) before some of them became the main villains for an arc; at which point the audience was given names, faces, the works. The fact that some parts of their plan are still left vague are justified in that they're focused on their current mission and not concerning themselves too much with what is happening elsewhere (and therefore not discussing it).

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s Brotherhood of Makuta can be considered such a council, but some of the sillier aspects of the trope were averted by not even showing the council at first. The Brotherhood got merely name-dropped for about three years (real-time) before some of them became the main villains for an arc; at which point the audience was given names, faces, the works. The fact that some parts of their plan are still left vague are justified in that they're focused on their current mission and not concerning themselves too much with what is happening elsewhere (and therefore not discussing it).
2nd Jul '16 12:12:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has it in form of a bodiless voices engaging in a vague, but ominously sounding dialogues [[spoiler:inside Grace's head]]. [[MindScrew Or not]]. [[spoiler:It's just a HiveMind actually, the council linked themselves with each other.]]

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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has it in form of a bodiless voices engaging in a vague, but ominously ominous sounding dialogues [[spoiler:inside Grace's head]]. [[MindScrew Or not]]. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:It turns out to be just a HiveMind actually, HiveMind, as the council council's members had linked themselves with each other.]]
26th Jun '16 10:48:13 AM nombretomado
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* The final scene of PC game ''BaldursGate 2'' shows one of these vaguely debating and deciding on the PlayerCharacter's doom. It's really left to be nothing but a pure OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, as no group like this ever appears afterwards. They could be an early concept for The Five, though, who appear in the expansion.

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* The final scene of PC game ''BaldursGate 2'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' shows one of these vaguely debating and deciding on the PlayerCharacter's doom. It's really left to be nothing but a pure OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, as no group like this ever appears afterwards. They could be an early concept for The Five, though, who appear in the expansion.
3rd Jun '16 6:10:15 PM TheBigBopper
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* In the third round and second Revival Round of ''Manga/LiarGame'', the masked LGT officials (I forget their names) are watching the game via videoscreens while making incredibly vague comments about the players' schemes and aptitudes. In the third round, it's Leroniro and Nearco, but Solario inexplicably takes their place in the second Revival Round.

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* In the third round and second Revival Round of ''Manga/LiarGame'', the masked LGT officials (I forget their names) are watching the game via videoscreens while making incredibly vague comments about the players' schemes and aptitudes. In the third round, it's Leroniro and Nearco, but Solario inexplicably takes their place in the second Revival Round.
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