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14th Sep '17 8:51:28 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had an infamous scene with the Encom boardroom, where they're boasting about their latest and greatest operating system. The only subversion in the room points out that they're charging schools and non-profits a fortune - what are the customers getting in return? The idiot CEO shrugs and says "it has a 12 on the box..." This is meant to demonstrate that the company has fallen from its innovative times under Walter Gibbs and Flynn Sr. while cementing sympathy for Sam's [[PlayfulHacker annual]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon practical joke]].

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had an infamous scene with the Encom boardroom, where they're boasting about their latest and greatest operating system. The Alan Bradley, the only subversion [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in the room room, points out that they're charging schools and non-profits a fortune - what are the customers getting in return? The idiot CEO shrugs and says "it has a 12 on the box..." This is meant to demonstrate that the company has fallen from its innovative times under Walter Gibbs and Flynn Sr. while cementing sympathy for Sam's [[PlayfulHacker annual]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon practical joke]].
14th Jul '17 6:50:49 PM Andyxdr
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For puppy-kicking baby-eating sociopaths who openly flout the law in an otherwise perfectly nice and functional society, this trope can overlap with YouFailEconomicsForever.

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For puppy-kicking baby-eating sociopaths who openly flout the law in an otherwise perfectly nice and functional society, this trope can overlap with YouFailEconomicsForever.
ArtisticLicenseEconomics.
20th May '17 8:49:44 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who hare holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.

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* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who hare are holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.
7th May '17 1:27:16 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'': It doesn't help that all the executives in question are actually [[spoiler:ninjas]].

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* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'': It doesn't help In ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'', just about every single executive of the two major corporations in the story - the All Asian Investment & Progressive Banking Group and the Jorgmund Corporation - is a [[JerkAss vile]], [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucratic]] scumbucket. In the case of the former, they're willing to force a loan on a country that all never asked for it and then invade said country when it can't repay; in the case of the latter, they're willing [[spoiler: to kidnap and lobotomize thousands of people just to fuel the machines that feed the Jorgmund pipeline.]] The main character even provides a system for categorizing these "Pencilnecks," analyzing just how well they've been able to dismantle their own humanity and individuality in pursuit of success. For good measure, a large number of the Jorgmund executives in question are actually [[spoiler:ninjas]].[[spoiler:members of an ancient cult of order-worshiping ninjas]].
12th Apr '17 4:51:46 PM Mooncalf
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* The Letheian Mining Corporation from ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. They are making a killing on erchius, a top-line spaceship fuel, despite knowing fully that reckless mining of the stuff may awaken eldritch abominations that kill everyone and/or mutate them into horrible pink blobs. When this happens at a facility, they initiate "Procedure Alpha1a: Awakening", which is to lock down the place, declare every employee involved dead, write the place off as a loss, and just move on with business.
5th Mar '17 11:55:43 AM nombretomado
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* Over at [[MarvelComics Marvel]], ComicBook/NormanOsborn, aka [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Green Goblin]], is the poster child for this trope, along with many of IronMan's enemies, like Justin Hammer and Obadiah Stane.

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* Over at [[MarvelComics Marvel]], Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}, ComicBook/NormanOsborn, aka [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Green Goblin]], is the poster child for this trope, along with many of IronMan's ComicBook/IronMan's enemies, like Justin Hammer and Obadiah Stane.
28th Jan '17 3:01:28 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''{{VideoGame/Syndicate}}''. There ''may'' have been aversions during the corporations' initial rise to power over the governments, but after [[TheSyndicate the syndicates]] took over the corporations using such ''[[SarcasmMode upstanding]]'' methods as bribery and murder..

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* ''{{VideoGame/Syndicate}}''. There ''may'' have been aversions during the corporations' initial rise to power over the governments, but after [[TheSyndicate the syndicates]] took over the corporations using such ''[[SarcasmMode upstanding]]'' methods as bribery and murder..
murder.
* Zigzagged all over ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''specially'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'':
** Seth plays the trope completely straight as the CEO of S.I.N, the (former) weapons division of Shadaloo. He "indulges" in cloning, blackmailing, experimenting on himself, and the highly lethal BLECE project, which relies on ki to create {{SuperSoldier}}s.
** Averted with Ken Masters and Hakan, who apart of being powerful fighters are CEO's of their own companies and are firmly on the side of good.
7th Aug '16 5:57:04 PM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, everyone except [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and his CEO Lucius Fox, is villainous, from Lex Luthor to Morgan Edge, especially now that Ted Kord is dead.

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, everyone except [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and his CEO Lucius Fox, is villainous, from Lex Luthor to Morgan Edge, especially now that Ted Kord is dead.
22nd May '16 8:39:51 AM MAI742
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...it can sometimes be ''bad'' for a company to engage in criminal activity - or even too much ''law-abiding'' chicanery and ruthlessness. Indeed, on several occasions perfectly legal exploitation and brutality has resulted in government intervention (as in [[TheGuildedAge the USA's 'Gilded Age']] to stave off [[RedScare 'The Red Hydra']]).

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...it can sometimes be ''bad'' for a company to engage in criminal activity - or even too much ''law-abiding'' chicanery and ruthlessness. Indeed, on several occasions perfectly legal exploitation and brutality has resulted in government intervention (as in [[TheGuildedAge [[TheGildedAge the USA's 'Gilded Age']] to stave off [[RedScare 'The Red Hydra']]).
22nd May '16 8:38:48 AM MAI742
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...it can sometimes be ''bad'' for a company to engage in criminal activity - or even too much ''law-abiding'' chicanery and ruthlessness. Indeed, on several occasions perfectly legal exploitation and brutality has resulted in government intervention (as in the USA's 'Gilded Age' to stave off 'The Red Hydra').

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...it can sometimes be ''bad'' for a company to engage in criminal activity - or even too much ''law-abiding'' chicanery and ruthlessness. Indeed, on several occasions perfectly legal exploitation and brutality has resulted in government intervention (as in [[TheGuildedAge the USA's 'Gilded Age' Age']] to stave off [[RedScare 'The Red Hydra').Hydra']]).
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