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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.
3rd Jun '16 6:08:39 PM TheBigBopper
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* The Organization and its members in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' are this in the first half of the manga, [[spoiler:then they officially evolve into NebulousEvilOrganization involved into an AncientConspiracy when it is revealed that it was the Organization itself who was creating the Yoma ''and'' Awakened beings the whole time. The Organization [[MonsterProtectionRacket creates the monsters that it should supposedly fight with its Claymores to protect humans]], and both Claymores and humans are utterly oblivious of the whole scam. The Organization isn't really interested in the money though, it actually does everything it does ForScience]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' Inverted this a bit in the Yotsuba arc, where there is a shadowy council of eight people at the top of an organization, secretly killing enemies of the corporation -- and our main characters spy on, [[BatmanGambit manipulate]], suspect, and use them as pawns in their own investigation while the council mostly has no idea they're being spied on.

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': The heads of the Organization and its members in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' are this periodically shown as a bunch of sinister robed figures in a meeting chamber who comment on the first half Claymores' progress while cryptically discussing whatever they're plotting at the moment, such as an UriahGambit or secret weapon, while giving away as little detail as possible until the author sees fit to reveal it to the audience. In the later parts of the manga, [[spoiler:then they officially evolve into NebulousEvilOrganization involved into an AncientConspiracy when manga it is revealed that it [[spoiler:it was the Organization itself who was creating the Yoma ''and'' Awakened beings the whole time. The Organization [[MonsterProtectionRacket creates the monsters that it should supposedly fight with its Claymores to protect humans]], and both Claymores and humans are utterly oblivious of in the dark about the whole scam. It turns out that their funds and experiments are directed towards producing a living super-weapon: The Organization isn't really interested in home country across the money though, it actually does everything it does ForScience]].
sea which the organization answers to is engaged in a losing war with dragon people, and the organization is supposed to figure out how to create controllable awakened beings to turn the tide of the war.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' Inverted this a bit in the Yotsuba arc, where there is a shadowy council of eight people executives at the top of an organization, a corporation, secretly killing enemies of the corporation company -- and our main characters spy on, [[BatmanGambit manipulate]], suspect, and use them as pawns in their own investigation while the council mostly has no idea they're being spied on.watched.
30th May '16 11:18:06 AM supergod
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* In ''TwoWorlds,'' the player character is tasked by one Omniscient Council of Vagueness to recover an artifact that will bring about the revival of a dead god. These men are invariably represented with sweeping cloaks, hooded faces, and black armor. Throughout the game, the player encounters several opposite types of men in every major city in Antaloor. These men wear white armor, wear helmets, and are all referred to as "Stranger". These fellows mention the player's destiny and the like, and the main character is noticeably disturbed by them. Only after TheReveal does this mysterious group reveal itself to the Player: The Paladins, another Omniscient Council of Vagueness, but a good one. If the player chooses the Evil Choice at the end of the game, they wind up having to fight the entire Paladin council for their final battle, which is MUCH harder than the fight if you choose the Good Choice, in which you kill the remaining member of the Evil council after spending the latter half of the game killing off the other members.

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* In ''TwoWorlds,'' ''VideoGame/TwoWorlds,'' the player character is tasked by one Omniscient Council of Vagueness to recover an artifact that will bring about the revival of a dead god. These men are invariably represented with sweeping cloaks, hooded faces, and black armor. Throughout the game, the player encounters several opposite types of men in every major city in Antaloor. These men wear white armor, wear helmets, and are all referred to as "Stranger". These fellows mention the player's destiny and the like, and the main character is noticeably disturbed by them. Only after TheReveal does this mysterious group reveal itself to the Player: The Paladins, another Omniscient Council of Vagueness, but a good one. If the player chooses the Evil Choice at the end of the game, they wind up having to fight the entire Paladin council for their final battle, which is MUCH harder than the fight if you choose the Good Choice, in which you kill the remaining member of the Evil council after spending the latter half of the game killing off the other members.
29th May '16 6:06:47 AM Voila27
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* The Organization and its members in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' are this in the first half of the manga, [[spoiler:then they officially evolve into NebulousEvilOrganization involved into an AncientConspiracy when it is revealed that it was the Organization itself who was creating the Yoma ''and'' Awakened beings the whole time. The Organization [[MonsterProtectionRacket creates the monsters that it should supposedly fight with its Claymores to protect humans]], and both Claymores and humans are utterly oblivious of the whole scam. The Organization isn't really interested in the money though, it actually does everything it does ForScience]].
28th May '16 9:41:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ThePretender'': Holy crap. The show's protagonist Jarod is pursued by The Centre, which throughout the show's four seasons reveals itself to be a centre for moral ambiguity, betrayals, shifting alliances both within the organization and with Jarod and a whole lot of evil plotting.

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* ''ThePretender'': ''Series/ThePretender'': Holy crap. The show's protagonist Jarod is pursued by The Centre, which throughout the show's four seasons reveals itself to be a centre for moral ambiguity, betrayals, shifting alliances both within the organization and with Jarod and a whole lot of evil plotting.
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