Sometimes, Cults get someone of a degree of influence in their ranks. In fiction, cults often have a large amount of influential people (or possibly people who are influential because they're in this cult) in their ranks. They tend to control everything important, such as governments and most, if not all major historical events.
Do We Have This One?
- The Oro from Condemned 2: Bloodshot.
- The Freemasons are often made into this in Fiction