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7th May '16 11:36:40 AM eroock
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This is the group that appears, usually early in the plot, when the HiddenAgendaVillain or the PowersThatBe gather their peers or most trusted servants and talk about what's going on. [[TheFaceless Don't expect]] [[AllInTheEyes anyone]] [[SinisterSilhouettes to be clearly lit]], though.

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This is the group that appears, usually early in the plot, when the HiddenAgendaVillain or the PowersThatBe gather their peers or most trusted servants and talk about what's going on. [[TheFaceless Don't Don't]] [[EvilIsNotWellLit expect]] [[AllInTheEyes anyone]] [[SinisterSilhouettes to be clearly lit]], though.
28th Apr '16 7:10:39 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The organization V.F.D. in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is mysterious and splintered into noble and ignoble factions. This is played for humor in ''LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' during the transcript of a Builder's Committee, during which the narrator was ''in attendance'' and even he didn't know of some of the issues being discussed.

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* The organization V.F.D. in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is mysterious and splintered into noble and ignoble factions. This is played for humor in ''LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' ''Literature/LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' during the transcript of a Builder's Committee, during which the narrator was ''in attendance'' and even he didn't know of some of the issues being discussed.
25th Apr '16 9:55:24 AM DaibhidC
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** Strategy and policies of the Guild of Assassins are decided by meetings of the Dark Council. Apart from knowing this is presided over by the Guild Master, it is unclear as to who the other members are, what their portfolios are, or indeed how many members there are. This is probably deliberate. The Fools' Guild also has its ruling Council of Mirth, but apart from the fact that it's chaired by Dr. Whiteface, nothing else is known.

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** Strategy and policies of the Guild of Assassins are decided by meetings of the Dark Council. Apart from knowing this is presided over by the Guild Master, it is unclear as to who the other members are, what their portfolios are, or indeed how many members there are. This is probably deliberate. The Fools' Guild also has its ruling Council of Mirth, but apart from the fact that it's chaired by Dr. Whiteface, nothing else is known. The Thieves' Guild has an ''inner'' inner council, which is mentioned in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' (in the context of Vetinari reading a report on their secret meetings).
10th Apr '16 12:04:17 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', the Senate, who -- with the exception of Deebert outside the council meetings -- all wear face-concealing masks, and have the last say in most matters concerning the country. They are mightily displeased with any hint of Legna finding out about the events of the past, or him even being on friendly terms with any military personnel.
5th Feb '16 9:06:43 AM valozzy
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* [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder S]]ome people have theorized that such an [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder O]]mnipotent [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder C]]ouncil exists on {{this very wiki}}. [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder I]]t is unclear where they got this idea. [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder E]]veryone knows that's a lie. {{Troper}}s are much too busy editing pages to form a [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder cabal]]. [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder Y]]es, the idea is appealing, but it's just not true.
26th Dec '15 12:09:24 PM eroock
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->''Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?\\

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->''Who ->''"Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?\\



We do, we do!''

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We do, we do!''do!"''
15th Dec '15 7:45:25 PM FF32
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* The ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' is run by a group known only as "the O5 Council" (there are actually 13 of them, despite their name; the O stands for Overseer and the 5 for their security clearance). Every one of them is a total unknown: their names, genders, locations, and occupations are all blank. Their occasional entries on SCP information pages often go so far as to censor even their ID number, so that while it can be seen that an O5 member made the entry, it is unknown ''which one'' made the entry.

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* The ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is run by a group known only as "the O5 Council" (there are actually 13 of them, despite their name; the O stands for Overseer and the 5 for their security clearance). Every one of them is a total unknown: their names, genders, locations, and occupations are all blank. Their occasional entries on SCP information pages often go so far as to censor even their ID number, so that while it can be seen that an O5 member made the entry, it is unknown ''which one'' made the entry.
7th Nov '15 10:15:59 PM nombretomado
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** Follow-up ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' does not explicitly follow those nationalities (one is implied to be Indian) but makes the council even more ominous. [[spoiler:SHIELD's representative there is part of HYDRA, the group RedSkull founded back in WWII...]] Though in fairness to them, [[spoiler:once they find out about Pierce's actions they [[AdoptTheDog immediately denounce him and his ideals and support Fury.]] So while they may have been ominous, they were definitely on the side of the heroes.]]

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** Follow-up ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' does not explicitly follow those nationalities (one is implied to be Indian) but makes the council even more ominous. [[spoiler:SHIELD's representative there is part of HYDRA, the group RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull founded back in WWII...]] Though in fairness to them, [[spoiler:once they find out about Pierce's actions they [[AdoptTheDog immediately denounce him and his ideals and support Fury.]] So while they may have been ominous, they were definitely on the side of the heroes.]]
2nd Nov '15 6:56:39 AM pablo360
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has had a few moments of this, including Lord Shojo's chat with Miko early on, and the three fiends, although their objectives are clear enough.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has had a few moments of this, including Lord Shojo's chat with Miko early on, and the three fiends, although [[BlatantLies their objectives are clear enough.]]
31st Oct '15 6:10:13 AM Harem-author
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* ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' Takachiho, and the board of directors for Vingulf are all about this. Their hundred-years-long plan is specifically to "Kill the gods," but their subordinates, and the various branch directors are all left to their own interpretations of what this exactly means. The only thing we can be sure of is that it involves kidnapping [[WouldHurtAChild children under the age of 10]] [[AMillionIsAStatistic by the thousands]] over that hundred years, [[PlayingWithSyringes performing experiments on them indistinguishable from torture for a decade]], [[{{Tykebomb}} raising them to kill people]] and if they're not sufficiently obedient, useful, or powerful, killing them, as well as implementing a biological weapon capable of killing all life on Earth as easily as one might flip a light switch. Even an event that would set them back 10 years, is only treated as a minor inconvenience.
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