->''"B is for Buy-N-Large: your very best friend."''
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/WallE'''''

This corporation has a non-business record that sounds too good to be true.. and usually ''is'' [[BlatantLies too good to be true]].

They often are a MegaCorp, but they effectively hide it behind WeaselWords, NamesToTrustImmediately, and [[ConceptsAreCheap concepts that sound appealing to the average joe]]. They frequently hide questionable and often malevolent and ignoble business practices behind general WeCare advertising campaigns.

A subtrope of VillainWithGoodPublicity, downplayed. See also CorruptCorporateExecutive, who is often at the helm of such a business. Compare CrapsaccharineWorld.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'' has the "Ethics Committee," a government organization that is supposed to ensure that [[MagicKnight Blazers]] behave ethically. Unfortunately, they're controlled by the Kurogane Clan and are out to revoke Ikki Kurogane's right to be a Blazer for being TheUnfavorite and for undermining the Blazer ranking system. To accomplish this, the committee resorts to all kinds of unethical means, such as creating false charges, poisoning Ikki, wearing down his stamina with a prolonged KangarooCourt, and setting him up to fight the strongest student in his school when he's already near death.
* ''Anime/PsychoPass'' has a ''very'' disturbing variant on this as its central premise, a PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Government, which has integrated itself so much into Japans's society; that the {{Dystopian}} future it shows may as well be called a ''PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Japan''. Yeah, it's that bad. Crime is virtually non-existent, with the few incidents being hidden from the public [[spoiler:until Episode 14]]. The price of that though is, almost everyone does whatever the Sibyl System, a [[spoiler:powered by "well-intentioned" sociopathic brains]] supercomputer judges. Everyone's career paths, hobbies, and almost everything about their lives are pre-determined. Worse than that, most people in Japan don't know about the outside world (it is mentioned most people can't leave Japan) and everything is regulated and controlled, including the flow of information (it's a rarity for people to even know Creator/WilliamShakespeare and jobs like journalism or writers have disappeared). The list could go on about how controlled the {{Dystopia}} futuristic Japan is...but due to the Sibyl System, ''almost everyone doesn't care and is happy because they've been told to be happy and get what the Sibyl System tells them will make them happy''. Oh, and if you're unhappy...your Psycho-Pass rating will get worse, and if you are too unhappy with society, you get sent to therapy to accept society. If they can't make you better, Enforcers from the [[LawEnforcementInc Ministry of Welfare and Public Safety Bureau]] will simply kill you and try to make sure no one finds out. Despite how dystopian this all sounds, the Sibyl System controlled society is filled with happy-looking things ranging from cutesy online avatars online to police controlled robots have chibi {{moe}} holographic bodies telling you cheerfully to stay happy and ignore anything that could make your Psycho-Pass rating go higher. Is it any wonder that [[BigBad Shogo Makishima]] wants to destroy the Sibyl System at any cost, even potential societal breakdown?

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[spoiler:Veidt industries]] from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Creator/GrantMorrison created Hexus, the Living Corporation, for his ''Marvel Boy'' mini-series. Hexus is described as a living corporate entity, a parasite that eliminates all corporate competition on its host world, [[BrainWashed "employs"]] the population and completely devours all of that planet's resources before sending its "logo-spores" to the next world it conquers.
* The arc-antagonists of the Eleventh Doctor Year One ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' comics are [=ServeYouInc=], an interstellar corporation that will give you whatever you want at the cost of your freedom and individuality.

* Initech, in ''Film/OfficeSpace''.
* The megacorporation Omni Consumer Products ([=OCP=]) in ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''. Which owns the Detroit police and secretly arms street gangs with military-grade weapons in an attempt to spread terror and drive away the remaining citizens of Old Detroit so that they can tear down the city and rebuild it as chrome-sparkling "Delta City" (where supposedly no-one below an Upper Class income is allowed to set foot in except to clean away the trash). Oh, and they use a clinically dead policeman (our titular protagonist) as a test person for their new cyborg program, after declaring him legally dead and wiping his mind. You wouldn't believe that if you'd seen their bright, upbeat TV ad campaigns, though.
* Buy-N-Large from ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' is styled after what would happen if hypothetically a marketing department took over the government but didn't bother changing their public image. They still advertise themselves despite running the human race, which means colorful banners and cheerful relaxed announcers. And like any marketing department they run a ruthless business model preying on the shallower aspects of human nature in order to sell more products. [[spoiler:Though any implications of being evil are subverted; they actually ''do'' care about humanity. [[GaiasLament Operation: Cleanup]] was a genuine attempt to fix the garbage-covered Earth, and [[LotusEaterMachine lying about it having failed]] and keeping people happy with BreadAndCircuses was simply to keep the masses from rioting over something that couldn't be helped.]]
* Octan, a fictional oil company whose logo has appeared on several Franchise/{{LEGO}} sets since the early 90's, is revealed to be this in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''. They don't do a very good job of hiding it, though.
--> ''Emmet:'' And Octan? They make so much good stuff! Music, dairy products, coffee, TV shows, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick surveillance systems, all history books, voting machines...]] [[ExplainExplainOhCrap Wait a minute.]]

* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': "Share and enjoy!" is the motto of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, an enormous conglomerate whose complaints department takes up the better parts of several planets and in fact has been the company's only profitable division for several years.
* The Goliath Corporation in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series renovates itself as a Peace And Love Incorporated midway through the series, going so far as to even develop a corporate religion.
** They actually seem to mean it, too, before being bought out by the Toast Marketing Board thanks to a time-traveling saint with a gambling problem.
* [[Literature/SpaceTrilogy The National]] [[FunWithAcronyms Institute for Coordinated Experimentation]]. They are working for Satan.
* Pretty much any business run by a villain in ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' will be one of these, using [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections political connections]] and [[LoopholeAbuse loopholes in the regulations they themselves push for]] to gain profit and crush their competitors while also making a big public show of how they're in business "for the good of others". James Taggart, the CEO of Taggart Transcontinental, is probably the best at this game. In contrast, the heroic businessmen, while also being motivated by money, make ''no'' hypocritical attempts to hide the fact and believe in actually providing quality goods and services to earn it.
* The Corporation of ''The Other Side of the Island'' by Allegra Goodman is like this. The leader is even called "Earth Mother".
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': The Ministries of Truth, Plenty, Peace, and Love. The four ministries of Oceania are [[MetaphoricallyTrue dedicated to the exact opposite]]: Minitrue is dedicated to [[PropagandaMachine propaganda]] and “correcting” (read:distorting) the truth to make the state seem infallible, Miniplenty creates plenty of weapons and makes plenty of public gestures while being dedicated to economic destruction and rationing resources, Minipax is dedicated to ensuring internal peace via external perpetual warfare to keep the people in a constant state of terror, and Miniluv is dedicated to ensuring that citizens only love Big Brother by wiping out all rival forms of loyalty.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Midway through ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam sold the bar to the Lillian Corporation, which is described as a leading manufacturer of [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking munitions, rocket boosters and fine confections]].
* The short-lived Fred Savage sitcom ''Working'' centered around the employees of uber-conglomerate Upton/Webber. Each episode typically featured a fake U/W commercial proudly touting its corporate beneficence and commitment to ethics--usually with regard to things like cloning, toxic waste cleanup and weapons production.
* The Smart Brain corporation from ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]]''.
* Veridian Dynamics, ''Series/BetterOffTed''
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Perfect," the squad encounters a doctor who owns a clinic specializing in [[ImmortalitySeeker hormone treatments to prevent aging]] and uses the profits to establish a network of charities and self-help organizations dedicated to helping the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. If you've already realized that the whole thing is a PathOfInspiration, you get a cookie.
* Barney Stinson of ''Film/HowIMetYourMother'' starts the series working at Altrucell, the world's leading manufacturer of the felt covering for tennis balls. They also do some other things (logging, oil drilling, small arms, tobacco farming, missile construction...), but they mostly publicize the tennis ball thing.
* In the 1998 thriller ''Oktober'' the hero notes ironically that the thugs for the international drug corporation that's hunting him down belong to its "Ethics Division".

* The NightmareFuel-filled video for Music/{{Gorillaz}}' "Feel Good Inc" from ''Music/DemonDays'' depicts the male band members apparently trapped in one of these. It's not clear what Feel Good Inc actually does, if anything, but the building is a tall tower set in a [[CrapsackWorld dystopian wasteland]], with creepy red lighting in the tower and TV screens showing film of people laughing insanely.
** The atmosphere inside, with most of the guests lying around in stupor, implies a brothel, nightclub or drug den, perhaps all at once.
** 2D kind of brings up that Gorillaz are the ones who made the tower in the first place, so it's like they were wallowing in their success until it, for lack of a better word, fermented.
--> 2D: "The palace we built has become a prison... That's what the song's about."
--> Murdoc: [[CompletelyMissingThePoint "Looks like a good party to me."]]
* The TropeNamer is a 1992 album by SynthPop band InformationSociety, and its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbSqwhujc6M title track]], with the video featuring captions such as "YOU are a PRODUCT" and fake products like Envy sneakers, Morality deodorant, and "good cause" bleach.
* Music/MyChemicalRomance features ''Better Living Industries'' - [[FunWithAcronyms B. L. Ind.]] for short.
* The 1973 Music/{{Genesis}} song ''The Battle of Epping Forest'' contains the following lines, sung by ''The Reverend'', who's abandoned his ministry to work for [[LondonGangster East End Gangsters]]
--> When poor, 'twas salvation from door to door,
--> But now, with a pin-up guru every week,
--> It was Love, Peace and Truth Incorporated for all who seek.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]]: We Do What We Must Because We Can. There, a small cell with a stasis pod and a toilet is a "Relaxation Vault," lethal lasers are called "Thermal Discouragement Beams," and bullet spraying turrets are marketed towards over-protective parents.
** [=GlaDOS=] herself is the logical conclusion to this trope: a sentient AI, pretending to be friendly, is way creepier than if she were unfeeling.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': Tower of Peace and Love. STAY AWAY!
* ''VideoGame/TinyTank'' has a corporation called Sentrax, whose slogan is "Bringing you peace one war at a time."
* Altru Incorporated from ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia'' is an oil company that claims to have found a new, sustainable source of energy. In reality, [[spoiler:its president is using it as a front for his plans to mind-control every Pokémon in the Almia region.]] It's worth noting that in the Japanese version, it had the even more blatant name of ''"Angel Corporation"''.
* Vault-Tec from the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. Examples include such fun things as building faulty survival equipment on purpose, building survival shelters in which the doors wouldn't close or attempts to brainwash vault citizens that end horribly, and stuffing one vault with twice as many people as there was capacity for and then handing out free guns and ammo. All in the name of social experiments.
** Considering these Vaults wouldn't be populated [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt until there was a nuclear war]], you might wonder [[FridgeLogic how they were planning to use, or even collect, the results of these experiments]].
*** Their leadership was in cahoots with the Enclave who had the means to survive past the nuclear apocalypse. The original plan was to use the test data in order to build a fleet of spaceships and leave the planet for good. Somewhere along the line the plan was scrapped, since the world ended up even worse off than expected.
*** Which is remarkable when you consider that they built bunker doors weighing 13 tons and outfitted the Overseers' offices with machine guns.
* The [=TriOptimum=] Corporation from ''VideoGame/SystemShock''.
* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfGoo''/Tomorrow Corporations.
** [[spoiler:MOM]] might also count.
* The Versalife Corporation from VideoGame/DeusEx is the sole manufacturer of a cure to a deadly plague [[spoiler:that it had previously engineered and unleashed on the world.]]
* Pretty much every corporation in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''especially'' the ones on Illium. One of the most prominent is [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture Indenture Tech]]: "You've been a ''slave'' to your employees for too long. Shouldn't it be the other way around?"
* ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'''s tutorial takes place in the offices of a LoanShark firm called "Peace Finance".
* The third case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trial & Tribulations'' has ''another'' LoanShark firm with a harmless, friendly name: "Tender Lender".
* The Umbrella Corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise was initially this. Their public face as a manufacturer of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products masked their bioweaponry and genetic engineering divisions.
** It's slogans seen in several games include "Preserving the health of the people" and "Science for a comfortable life"
** In the film series Umbrella's slogans are "Life is better under the Umbrella" (''Film/ResidentEvil'') and "Our business is life itself" (''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'').

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [=LifesBlood=] Labs from ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance''. They're not nearly so friendly when the cameras are off.
** Not far behind: Verdus Pharmaceuticals from ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Mom, Inc. on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
-->"Mom," "love," and "screen door" are registered trademarks of Mom Corp.
** Romanticorp, which makes stuffed Lovey Bears out of ''real bears''. Subverted, as they [[BlackComedy don't seem to see that as a big deal, nor do the Planet Express crew.]]
* In a certain episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Wall-Mart ([[CaptainObvious a parody of Wal-Mart]]), is portrayed this way.
* [=GothCorp=] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' goes as far as calling itself "The People Company."