History PlayingWith / CorruptCorporateExecutive

15th Sep '17 3:07:47 PM ectostar
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** The CEO of Trope Co made his way to the top by ruthlessness and greed, but discovers once he's up there that his wealth is hollow, and that he has no actual friends, only yes men. But he has to keep up his corrupt ways, despite the growing pit of emptiness in his soul, because Trope Co will collapse unless he doesn't. Worse, reformers in government are trying to enforce the law and the investigation is getting very close to him. However, this is all pointless as the costs for [=PR=] to cover the villainy & keep people willing to deal with Trope Co mount, consuming more and more of the budget, and the more GenreSavvy realize that there was really no way that buying good publicity could work ''forever''.

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** The CEO of Trope Co made his way to the top by ruthlessness and greed, but discovers once he's up there that his wealth is hollow, and that he has no actual friends, [[YesMan only yes men.yes-men]]. But he has to keep up his corrupt ways, despite the growing pit of emptiness in his soul, because Trope Co will collapse unless he doesn't. Worse, reformers in government are trying to enforce the law and the investigation is getting very close to him. However, this is all pointless as the costs for [=PR=] to cover the villainy & keep people willing to deal with Trope Co mount, consuming more and more of the budget, and the more GenreSavvy realize that there was really no way that buying good publicity could work ''forever''.
17th Mar '16 3:52:33 PM SirBearington
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** Alternatively, the CEO of Trope Co is utterly ruthless out of a fanatical dream to [[VisionaryVillain use his company to remake the world in the image of something he holds dear,]] [[KnightsTemplar whatever the cost.]] Or alternatively if the setting is AfterTheEnd or something close TO it, because he HAS to keep anything functioning or otherwise doing anything worthwhile.

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** Alternatively, the CEO of Trope Co is utterly ruthless out of a fanatical dream to [[VisionaryVillain use his company to remake the world in the image of something he holds dear,]] [[KnightsTemplar [[KnightTemplar whatever the cost.]] Or alternatively if the setting is AfterTheEnd or something close TO it, because he HAS to keep anything functioning or otherwise doing anything worthwhile.
12th Dec '15 1:46:21 PM Ghostsoul
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11th Oct '15 12:37:49 PM SKJAM
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The corrupt CEO's personal assistant uses her boss' malfeasance to hide her own embezzlement, secure in the knowledge that he'll be blamed for any illegal actions.
9th Mar '15 12:15:27 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Trope Co's CEO isn't actively cruel to his employees or trying to screw over the common man, but his "legal shortcuts" and sketchy budget planning to get his way and make sure his company succeed, tends to leave some damage in their wake.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Trope Co's CEO isn't actively cruel to his employees or trying to screw over the common man, but his "legal shortcuts" and sketchy budget planning to get his way and make sure his company succeed, tends to leave some damage in their wake.
9th Mar '15 1:31:23 AM Alpsman
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** Trope Co's CEO is a KnightTemplar or other villain with non-financial motives, who merely uses Trope Co as a source of OffscreenVillainDarkMatter.
12th Nov '14 2:42:33 PM poi99
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** A certain amount of ruthlessness, ambition and desire for wealth is needed to get ahead in business. However, AmbitionIsEvil and the CEO of Trope Co is just carrying this too far.

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** A certain amount of ruthlessness, ambition and desire for wealth is needed When he used to get ahead in business. However, AmbitionIsEvil and play nice, the CEO of Trope Co is just carrying this too far.company could barely stay afloat.
20th Apr '14 11:12:51 AM Kesar
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** Alternatively: "We need a major {{Unfettered}} antagonist with no restrictions whatsoever except {{Greed}}. Executives who desire profit are {{Acceptable Target}}s. Let's use one of those."

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** Alternatively: "We need a major {{Unfettered}} [[TheUnfettered Unfettered]] antagonist with no restrictions whatsoever except {{Greed}}. Executives who desire profit are {{Acceptable Target}}s. Let's use one of those."
29th Dec '13 9:24:00 AM TVRulezAgain
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** The [[CrapsackWorld world]] is a {{Dystopia}} where [[ThereAreNoGoodExecutives every single business institution]] is a MegaCorp run by a CompleteMonster.

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** The [[CrapsackWorld world]] is a {{Dystopia}} where [[ThereAreNoGoodExecutives every single business institution]] is a MegaCorp run by a CompleteMonster.an evil businessman.
27th Aug '13 10:46:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The CEO of Trope Co is a [[PointyHairedBoss pointy-haired]] jerk who keeps relying on silly StepThreeProfit schemes without seeing that he can make [[CutLexLuthorACheck lots and lots of even more money with mundane means]], but [[IncompetenceInc nobody in Trope Co seems to notice, because they're all distracted by the Get Rich Quick promises.]]

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** The CEO of Trope Co is a [[PointyHairedBoss pointy-haired]] jerk who keeps relying on silly StepThreeProfit schemes [[MissingStepsPlan schemes]] without seeing that he can make [[CutLexLuthorACheck lots and lots of even more money with mundane means]], but [[IncompetenceInc nobody in Trope Co seems to notice, because they're all distracted by the Get Rich Quick promises.]]
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