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->''"In the mid 1980s I was asked to compile a comic book detailing the murky history of the CIA. What I learned during the frankly horrifying research was that, yes: there is a conspiracy. In fact, there are a great number of conspiracies, all tripping each other up."''
-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore'''

Everything you've heard is true: TheIlluminati rule the world, the moon landings were faked, JFK was assassinated by a bunch of gray aliens, and you surely don't think the Cuban Missile Crisis was about Cuban Missiles, do you?

Yes, that's right: In this setting, every [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy theory]] you've ever heard of is true. And some you haven't. A closely related subtrope to FantasyKitchenSink, but conspiracy-minded, rather than fantastic; like its parent, there is a certain tendency towards self-contradiction, but given the source of the trope (paranoid conspiracy theories), not that surprising, and sometimes not even that damaging.

Following things are a must-have for any Conspiracy Kitchen Sink worth its salt (for required ''tropes'', see TheIndexIsWatchingYou):

* A SecretWar between TheIlluminati, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheHashshashin, the [[CouncilOfVampires Vampire Courts]], TheFairFolk, Freemasons, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] holdouts (the [[{{Ghostapo}} Thule Society]], [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Argentinian Nazis]]), the {{Girl Scouts|AreEvil}}, Opus Dei, TheMafia, [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA]] and {{KGB}}, [[AIIsACrapshoot Rogue AIs]], [[CosmicHorrorStory Lovecraftian]] and [[HollywoodSatanism Satanic]] {{cult}}s, UsefulNotes/ThePentagon, TheMenInBlack, Bilderberg Group, Majestic-12, TheGreys, and TheReptilians. Yes, all at once in one merry free-for-all that no {{Gullible Lemming|s}} ever notices.
* {{Precursors}} of any origin ([[AncientAstronauts extraterrestrial]] or {{ultraterrestrial|s}}) and disposition ({{benevolent|Precursors}}, {{abusive|Precursors}}, and/or simply {{neglectful|Precursors}}).
* Prominent involvement of {{Area 51}}, TheBermudaTriangle, MysteriousAntarctica, HollowEarth, and {{Atlantis}}, as well as the respective headquarters of the factions listed above. And [[BigApplesauce New York]].
* Nonchalant [[TheReveal revelations]] of the ''real'' allegiances and agendas of UsefulNotes/JesusChrist, Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, UsefulNotes/{{Rasputin|TheMadMonk}}, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] Music/ElvisPresley.
* The sinister purpose of {{Ley Line}}s, ThePyramids, the HolyGrail, the PhilosophersStone, NumbersStations, [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]], and any number of other {{Public Domain Artifact}}s.
* The Truth behind the [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs KT extinction]], TheTunguskaEvent, RoswellIncident, SpontaneousHumanCombustion, Operation Paperclip, Project MKULTRA, Monarch MindControl program, [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy]] and Palme assassinations, CropCircles, the {{moon landing|Hoax}}s, the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony, the {{Lost Roman Legion}}s, the [[SubliminalSeduction 25th frame]], the [[ScandalGate Watergate scandal]], the first UsefulNotes/GulfWar (well, the ''real'' truth, anyway), TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as predicted by the {{Mayan|Doomsday}}s / UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} / [[Literature/BookOfRevelation John of Patmos]], and any number of other StockUnsolvedMysteries you can think of.

Compare CrossoverCosmology, the mythological version of this trope.

Occasionally leads to a GambitPileup, but not nearly as often as it should. Naturally, in all of these conspiracies there are NoDelaysForTheWicked.

This trope covers {{settings}} and entire series/works. For the characters who ''believe'' they live in a Conspiracy Kitchen Sink, see ConspiracyTheorist.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A lot of Creator/GrantMorrison's other work, features loads and loads of conspiracies. ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'' deserves special mention though, since it takes place in a world where pretty much every single piece of conspiracy literature scrawled out in the last 60 years was all true. Simultaneously.
* The main protagonist of ''Hunter-killer'' (written by Creator/MarkWaid) has been home schooled, and what he's been taught (as far as recent history is concerned) is all conspiracy theories. [[spoiler:And not surprisingly, all he's been taught is true, except the part about the week having six days.]] One major turning point, as it turns out, was indeed the Cuban missile crisis.
* In Comicbook/TheQuestion's [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight issue]] of the ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' tie-in comic, he spends a week solving every major conspiracy in western civilization's history. Stuff like "Jack the Ripper was cloned from the Chupacabras that landed in Area 51". It turns out a lot of it was faked, but that's the kind of stuff he makes a living investigating.
* ComicBooks/{{SHIELD}} dips its toes into this. For starters, both it and HYDRA are a lot older than the governments they currently serve [[spoiler: as in, back to Egypt. And SHIELD has had Tesla and da Vinci amongst its ranks]]. There's also a throwaway line about how the Skrulls (shapeshifing reptilians, by the way) were involved with JFK's death.
* DC Comics did release two books, ''The Big Book of Conspiracies'' and ''The Big Book of the Unexplained'', and yes, not only did all of the conpsiracies get inextricably jumbled together through references, but the two ''books'' managed to get intertwined as well.
* A particularly hilarious one appears in ''{{ComicBook/Hellblazer}}'': John explains to an increasingly terrified journalist that the British royal family are in fact reptiles born of matings between humans and snake-gods, in service to TheGreys, Princess Diana was killed so the public wouldn't find out about the BodyHorror needed to make her a breeder for reptile babies, and JFK arranged to commit suicide because he woke up to see his wife having sex with one of the snake-men and showing every sign of enjoyment. As John goes to the bathroom before beginning part 2, a gunshot is heard, and blood flows from a stall, scaring the journalist witless. [[spoiler:John was asked to get the journalist away from the palace before he could uncover a much more mundane drugs and prostitution ring, which he did by baiting the guy with high-grade BS and faking his execution.]]
* The ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} and especially ComicBook/{{BPRD}} comics are a combination of this and FantasyKitchenSink / AllMythsAreTrue, with [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts]], HumanoidAliens, {{Ghostapo}} and StupidJetpackHitler in [[ArgentinaIsNaziland South America]], TheFairFolk, AdvancedAncientHumans, the HollowWorld, SovietSuperscience, {{EldritchAbomination}}s, AngelsDevilsAndSquid all being real and covered up by the [[TheMenInBlack BPRD]].

* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. The Oracle tells Neo that the Matrix is full of programs controlling its individual elements.
-->'''Oracle:''' The ones doing their job, doing what they were meant to do, are invisible. You'd never even know they were here. But the other ones, well, we hear about them all the time.\\
'''Neo:''' I've never heard of them.\\
'''Oracle:''' Oh, of course you have. Every time you've heard someone say they saw a ghost, or an angel. Every story you've ever heard about [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], or aliens, is the system assimilating some program that's doing something they're not supposed to be doing.
* The ''Film/MenInBlack'' movies seems to represent a peculiar version of this -- every conspiracy theory you've ever heard is on to something big, but the truth behind all of them is the same, in this case aliens.
** One example is a small ball that seems to be similar to rubber, except it GAINS energy with each bounce making it incredibly destructive. Apparently it caused a massive New York blackout. The alien diplomat who did it [[ForTheLulz thought it was funny as hell.]]
** Elvis' death? [[ElvisHasLeftThePlanet He was an alien who just went home]]. Or so K ''claims'', anyway; [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation maybe he was just messing with J's head?]] (Considering Music/MichaelJackson wants to join M.I.B. but is refused because he's not human...)
** Slightly subverted with this exchange when J finds out how many aliens currently inhabit New York City:
--> '''J:''' Cab drivers...
--> '''K:''' Not as many as you'd think.
** J's theory about that one grade school teacher of his being an alien, though? Spot on, except that he got the wrong planet.
** In the comics, it's not just aliens but [[AllMythsAreTrue all kinds of fantastical creatures]].
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Most {{Public Domain Artifact}}s exist and do indeed have magic powers. Some of them even have {{Ancient Tradition}}s protecting them throughout the ages. And Indy's friends in the government take the things he finds to a military base out in the American Southwest. A very... ''crowded'' military base...
* In ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'', the [[BigBad Red Skull]], who went underground after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, is revealed to now be the head of a NebulousEvilOrganization which basically secretly runs the world, and was responsible for the assassinations of both the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, among other dastardly acts.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'' runs through the list of stereotypical black conspiracy theories, with each and every one being true. Until it finally culminates in:
-->'''Undercover Brother:''' And O.J. ''really didn't do it.''
-->''[[{{Beat}} *awkward silence*]]''
-->'''Chief:''' Let's move on...
* Parodied in ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', where thousands of historical events can be traced back to elements within the Fashion industry.
* In ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'', Cooper believes in, among other things, the existence of the ''[[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial Eee Tee]]'' dumping site, Area 51, that a UFO crashed in Roswell, and an omnipotent being named "Death Mwauthzyx" that can destroy reality if ever released from Mount Fuji. [[spoiler:Turns out, not only are these things true, but Music/TupacShakur, Music/ElvisPresley, and Music/MichaelJackson are all still alive and kicking in Area 51. Also, the moon landing was filmed.]]
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has a minor case. ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} are the TheMenInBlack hiding weird phenomena and creatures from the general public (particularly in [[Series/AgentsOfShield the television]] [[Series/AgentCarter spinoffs]]), even once the events of the movies (particularly [[Film/TheAvengers2012 an alien horde attacking New York City]]) turn it into TheUnmasquedWorld. And ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' reveals [[spoiler:hidden within the agency is HYDRA, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName an offshoot of the Nazi army]] which managed to stay in the shadows for 70 years while orchestrating every war, evil government and such.]]
* The ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movies. The BPRD are clearly TheMenInBlack, and started out as a military attaché to a squad handling Hitler's occult plans.

* James Ellroy's ''American Tabloid'' answers the question "Who killed JFK?", with a pretty resounding "Everybody". (If you want more specificity: [[spoiler:the assassination was bankrolled half by reactionary billionaire Howard Hughes and half by various Mafia bosses, the shooters were CIA contractors borrowed from one of the Company's many anti-Castro black ops, and J. Edgar Hoover personally directed the cover-up in the hours after the shooting]].)
* The ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy of novels by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. [[spoiler:FNORD]]
** Why did someone put in a spoiler block with nothing in it?
*** That's what they WANT you to think.
* ''1963'' had [[WhoShotJFK several conflicting theories on the JFK murder]], involving everything from aliens to the Illuminati to mind-controlling government officials.
* Umberto Eco's ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'' has the main characters invent their own synarchic plot (for fun) to explain all of the various conspiracy theories in the world. You can guess what happens next.
* Pretty much everything written by Creator/ThomasPynchon ''runs'' on this trope, ''especially'' ''Literature/GravitysRainbow''.
* In ''Conspiracies'', Literature/RepairmanJack attends a ConspiracyTheorist '''convention'''. Subverted in that [[spoiler: there really is a conspiracy happening behind the scenes ... but it's against Jack himself, not anything the convention's attendees dreamed up.]]
* ''Literature/IClaudius'' is a hodgepodge of pretty much every half baked conspiracy theory about the time of the Julio-Claudian Emperors, both then and since.
* The world of ''Literature/GoodOmens'' ends up turning into something like this. Thanks to Adam Young's growing RealityWarper powers, all the crackpot theories he reads about in Anathema's New Age magazines (like Tibetan tunnels, alien visitations, Atlantis, and the hollow Earth) [[RealityBleed start becoming true]]. [[PlayedForLaughs And it's absolutely hilarious.]]
* Anything written by Creator/DanBrown. The Robert Langdon books have had a habit of subverting this trope, however. While conspiracy theories are often thrown around by the characters, there usually ends up being a logical, or at least somewhat realistic explanation for everything. [[spoiler: In fact, {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s have ended up being the villain more often than not because they believe that nothing is true and everything in permitted.]]
* Website/TheOnion published an article about the JFK assassination that made use of this trope. "Kennedy Slain By CIA, Mafia, Castro, LBJ, Teamsters, Freemasons: President Shot 129 Times From 43 Different Angles".
* This is the entire purpose of ''Literature/MrBlank'' and its sequel ''Literature/GetBlank'', a detective story in which the hero works for literally every conspiracy there is, so when someone tries to murder him, there's no shortage of suspects. One of his most reliable tactics is playing off one conspiracy against another such as pitting the Little Green Men against the Assassins and the Russian Mob in order to rescue his girlfriend.
* ''Literature/ReynardTheFox'': The notorious KarmicTrickster Reynard thinks up a conspiracy against the royal court and accuses everybody who tried to arrest him of being accomplices in the crime. Nobody questions his tale that rather conveniently gets rid of everybody who stood in his way.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheChronicle'': Everything they write about in tabloids is true.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheLoneGunmen''.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had a lot of government conspiracies. And not only [=EarthGov=] either. Especially the Centauri and to a lesser extent the Minbari, too. And then there is that whole Shadow/Vorlon-thing...
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise:'' The Vulcan arc of season 4 had the Vulcan High Command justify their actions by claiming the Syrannites were terrorists who bombed Earth's embassy and then that Andoria was planning a strike against them using Xindi technology (with V'Las, the leader, hiding the fact that Archer ''destroyed'' the equipment Shran tried to steal). But then it turns out [[spoiler:V'Las was the one with the conspiracy, planting false evidence after arranging the bombing himself so he had an excuse to fight Andoria and also wipe out the Syrannites so he could keep Surak's true teachings hidden... all so he could bring about the reunification of Vulcan and Romulus]].

* "Everything You Know Is Wrong" by Music/{{Chumbawamba}}, where the narrator claims responsibility of e.g. "taking scissors on the black vote down in Florida", "I was there when they landed on the moon, in a studio in Kentucky in June", "at the canteen down in Columbine, with the bags they never found", "and I hid those missing WMD's"...
* [[Music/TheRollingStones "Sympathy for the Devil"]]. Seriously. [[FridgeLogic Think about it]].
* ''The Crucial Conspiracy'', Music/TheDingees' third album, had references to chemtrails, government mind-control experiments, and Majestic Twelve; and even has lyrics that could be interpreted to mean that {{Satan}} himself is involved in UFO activity.
* Music/TomSmith's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5go6mVqwU Illuminati Polka]]" plays it for laughs.
* As does {{Psychostick}}'s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNZj2RrrkfI Political Bum]]".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/ConspiracyX'' is an RPG (by Eden Studios) based around the concept of some or all of the conspiracy theorists being onto something.
* ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' is a modern-time setting for the ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' RPG. Not only is every possible conspiracy staged by either Nyarlatotep, Mi-Go, or some other EldritchAbomination, but the playable organization, Delta Green, is an illegal conspiracy. Why? Because official paranormal investigators are working hand-in-hand with the aliens, of course.
** What's even funnier is that, in the official setting, Delta Green doesn't believe in aliens, only monsters, magic, and ghosts. Of course, anyone who's up on the source material know that all the monsters, aliens, and magic reside at the same address. (It's also worth mentioning that the aliens who are manipulating the official MIB aren't actually aliens, but artificial constructs created by the real aliens who wanted a weird but still recognizably human appearance.)
* Steve Jackson Games has at least three products set here:
** The various ''Illuminati'' card games (inspired by the above ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy).
** ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Illuminati'' (inspired by the success of the card games).
** ''GURPS Warehouse 23'' (inspired by [[http://www.bahneman.com/liem/x-files/warehouse.html playful Internet speculation]] on what else might be found in the government storage facility seen at the end of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'').
** Depending on how you look at it, ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' (and its offshoot, ''GURPS In Nomine'') also qualifies.
*** ''In Nomine Anime'', a small and obscure supplement, definitely has one foot in this territory.
** Also ''GURPS IOU''. The "I" does stand for "Illuminati" after all. (The "U" stands for "University", and [[TheUnreveal the "O" stands for]] [[spoiler:YOU'RE NOT CLEARED FOR THAT INFORMATION! ...seriously speaking, it's never explained.]])
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', though it's set in a futuristic dystopia and not the present day, definitely falls under this trope: the setting mandates that ''everyone'' is a member of some conspiracy group and probably multiple.
* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness. Everything is being manipulated by and has always been manipulated by the [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire Elders]], the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Technocracy]], [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Pentex]], and [[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion various]] [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming evil]] [[TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen spirits]]. At the same time. With the organizations never interacting, conflicting, or sometimes even being aware of each other.
** This is largely because early books weren't necessarily written with crossovers in mind, and gave you a world populated by one supernatural threat, later books in oWoD got better about enabling crossovers and finding niches for the various creatures.
*** The Technocracy, in particular, seemed to have a handle on vampires and werewolves better than anyone else... then it turned out the Technocracy contained several competing conspiracies.
** The TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness is getting there, too, except none of the conspiracies control ''everything'', just a specialized area. The Seers of the Throne make sure that magic stays out of the Fallen World so they get it all to themselves. They have their own phony Men in Black, Division Six... and we say "phony" because the ''real'' Men in Black, Task Force: VALKYRIE, operate out of the US Treasury. Then you have the medical corporation that performs experiments on supernatural creatures to find out how useful their parts are, the Catholic Church's crack monster-hunting squad, and the FBI bureau staffed with psychics who hunt down [[SlasherMovie supernatural serial killers]] and stick them in a Midwestern Guantanamo. And so on. (It's worth noting that all of the listed examples, excluding the Seers of the Throne but including Division Six, come from ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil''.)
*** And in the Fanmade Gameline ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', Lemuria used to be in charge of this, but now only ''thinks'' they're in charge of it. (Bizarrely, the Lemurians and the Seers of the Throne are ''unable to detect'' each other, and no-one knows why.)
* This is one of the founding premises of ''TabletopGame/OverTheEdge''. Seriously, there are ''hundreds'' of them, [[GambitPileup all interfering with each other's plans...]]
* The following example has been deemed classification level Viridian Gamma by [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Holy Inquisition of the Imperium of Man]]: [[spoiler:You know too much. *BLAM*]]
* ''TabletopGame/DarkMatter'' is this trope; includes dimension-traveling lizard people, Atlantis, the Illuminati, ModernMagic, alien bigfoot, and of course government conspiracies.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx''.
** One character claims the maintenance men at his workplace are plotting against him when he gets a lemon-lime soda from a vending machine when he was almost certain he pressed the orange button. His partner is skeptical, to say the least.
--->'''Anna:''' Are you ''sure'' you pressed the right button?
--->'''Gunther:''' I do not make mistakes of that kind!
--->'''Anna:''' Your hand might have slipped.
--->'''Gunther:''' No, I wanted orange. It gave me lemon-lime.
--->'''Anna:''' The machine would not make a mistake.
--->'''Gunther:''' It's the maintenance man. He ''knows'' I like orange!
--->'''Anna:''' So you think the ''staff'' has some kind of ''plot''?
--->'''Gunther:''' Yes! They do it on purpose!
*** Entertainingly, this is confirmed in the sequel by a NPC.
--->'''Bum:''' Someone here must have really liked lemon-lime soda.
** Let's see... [[spoiler: Area 51, Majestic 12, the Illuminati, lab-designed plague to cull the lower classes, the Greys, black helicopters, Men in Black (much closer to the original concept than the ones in the above movie), Chupacabras (called "greasels" in the game), FEMA as a black organization, New World Order, corporate takeover of government...]]
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has sentient AI, top-secret government black projects, the FBI and CIA, clones, zombie cyborgs, [=UMAs=], psychics, ghosts, Communists, coverups around every corner, and also references sillier content like aliens building the pyramids and the fate of a man who went into a cave and emerged a decade later not having aged. ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' parodied itself at one point by having one of the on-disc [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary story recaps]] being a book written by the [[UnreliableNarrator most hilariously deranged conspiracy theorist]] you could possibly imagine. (To give you an idea; we don't get to read it, but the title of his previous book was ''Rays From The Loch Ness Monster -- The True Power Source Of [=UFOs=]''.) To his credit, he was extremely good at ''identifying'' conspiracies -- unfortunately, he never blamed the events on the ''right'' conspiracies, attributing TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness-caused disaster of the previous game to the island it was on being "an Ellis Island for the Greys". The whole farce ends with him being rescued by an invisible man whom he proudly, loudly declares is a noble SufficientlyAdvancedAlien who had taken pity on him, when it's clear to the reader that it's Solid Snake in [[InvisibilityCloak active camo]].
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' rapidly became an amalgamation of all sorts of conspiracy theories, incorporating everything from the Tunguska Event to JFK's assassination to ''the entirety of World War II'' and tracing them all back to the Templars, the Assassins or both trying to cover up or seize something or other. It's not exactly necessary to understand how it all fits together to make any sense of the plot, fortunately, because any attempt to do so is doomed to failure, particularly when [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien time travelling god aliens]] get involved. Generally it's best to simply accept that the Assassins and Templars have been at each other's throats for a really long time and move on. Gets especially crazy and paranoia-inducing in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. Alan Turing? Murdered to prevent him from inventing too powerful computers. Cable TV? A method for transmitting brainwave altering signals and monitoring citizens. Cell tower surveillance? Tracking all communication. These conspiracy tropes are largely used as metaphor and window dressing, and the crux of the games are mostly a skewed retelling of historical facts. Indeed the point of these games is to show how difficult and damn near impossible behind-the-scenes control over history actually is. At times the Assassins and the Templars don't have a lot to do with why certain things happened (in ''Brotherhood''. the two fight a proxy war that gets out of both of their control and tears Italy apart; in ''III'', they both back the same side in the American Revolution and mostly just fight each other as the war rages in the background so their influence over the new nation pretty much cancels out).
* Though it's not essential to play the game, the hidden messages in ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' meshes together just about every conspiracy theory under the sun. Especially [[VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}} the sequel.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' positions its setting as a world where "[[ArcWords Everything is true]]"... which includes both every conspiracy theory ''and'' [[FantasyKitchenSink every fairy tale]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Except aliens.]]
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' presents a variety of alien conspiracies as being true as the basis for its plot.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The eponymous town in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' has this trope as a basic premise, except there is no {{masquerade}}; all of it is just accepted as the normal state of things. It's implied that the world outside the town isn't ''quite'' as weird: [[OnlySaneMan Carlos the scientist]] was originally sent to investigate all the bizarre things that seem to go on there.
* Website/CollegeHumor does a marvelous [[ParodiedTrope parody of the trope]] in '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]'. Among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary" are events that ''include'': the shooting of Music/TupacShakur being arranged by the government, Dan Akroyd's role in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}} 2'' and ''Film/NothingButTrouble'' being the obvious link, the late John Candy also being in on it, Music/PaulMcCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger so he could compose "Helter Skelter" and possess UsefulNotes/CharlesManson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, who is actually a cyberganic demon created by Nazi scientists, who then created a faux-space agency called UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} to fake the moon landings on a special stage, the UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy assassination ([[CriticalResearchFailure which is described as "Tupac-esque"]]), the moon being a prehistoric hologram hiding a gigantic spaceship, ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' being made to cover this up by Dick Cheney and a pentagram of corporations that control our world (comprised of Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the New York Knicks]]), Hooters, and Website/{{Google}}. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than [[TheGovernment the American government]], the Freemasons, and TheIlluminati: [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]].
* The "artwork" of David Dees, hilariously surreal composites of edited stock photos which often feature more than one conspiracy at a time. The farther you go, the more contradictions you notice, and then it becomes clear that he probably [[AgentMulder believes them all]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' TV series.
* The TV adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' has quite a few conspiracies shown over it's run, many of which have Dogbert involved in some way.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has eleventy billion conspiracies, many of them orchestrated by the KND themselves to keep their organization secret (unsurprisingly, they faked the moon landing to keep their moonbase from being discovered).

[[folder:Real Life (?)]]
* The [[http://www.subgenius.com/ Church of the Subgenius]] (a tongue-in-cheek parody of both New Age mysticism and Fundamentalist Christianity, fused together) includes a deliberately mixmastered hodgepodge of conspiracy theories in its whacked-out "cosmology". Take two shots UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}}, three ounces of unadulterated conspiracy theory, shake together with a splash of Bay Rum, a pinch of Dianetics, and a heaping helping of LSD, and you might be able to approximate it. Drink straight from a Klein bottle for maximum effect.
* Creator/DavidIcke will tell you that the Anunnaki, ancient Babylonian gods, were in fact [[TheReptilians Reptilian]] aliens who are still among us, among them the Windsors, Bushes, and Habsburgs, and are behind every conspiracy ever alleged, including Kennedy, 9/11, the Pyramids, anything involving Illuminati, etc. (especially the antisemitic ones), authors of the past using then-acceptable antisemitism to pass coded references to Reptilians to others "in the know."
** {{Website/Cracked}} summed him up best:
---> This is David Icke. He is a fucking loon.
** His theories are so well-known and crazy that ''Lost Tapes'' did an episode concerning Reptilians that's basically a loving homage to his kookiest and craziest theories. It also ends with a slight twist. The Reptilians aren't here to rule and manipulate us, [[spoiler: they're here to '''harvest''' us.]]
** Most "unified conspiracy theories" are deliberate examples of this, being attempts to shoehorn every conspiracy theory that the writer believes into a coherent narrative.
*** Icke has been sometimes suspected that his claims about "Reptilians" are veiled antisemitic slanders (his occasional referrences to ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'' certainly [[NotHelpingYourCase didn't help]] much to dispel these suspicions), but according to people who discussed his theories with him personally (on his "Babylonian Brotherhood" conspiracy and so on), when he says Lizards[[note]]Technically speaking, he says [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot "interdimensional shape-shifting lizard-people from a rift in the space-time continuum near the constellation Draco"]], which is rather long.[[/note]] ''[[CloudCuckooLander he really means]]'' Lizards. He even claimed that some traditional antisemitic libels were actually "revealing the truth about reptilians", only [[CrossesTheLineTwice substituting]] Jews as [[OnceAcceptableTargets formerly acceptable targets]].
* Website/AboveTopSecret is a massive example of this trope, being a large website and forum devoted entirely to conspiracy theories.
* Michael Barkun, a political scientist who studies conspiracy theories, came up with three classifications for such in his book ''A Culture of Conspiracy''. The first, the event conspiracy, attempts to explain lone, one-off events (e.g. the 9/11 attacks, [[WhoShotJFK the JFK assassination]]), while the second, the systemic conspiracy, posits the existence of a shadowy organization manipulating events from behind the scenes (e.g. the Freemasons, the military-industrial complex). The third, the super-conspiracy, is this trope in a nutshell, claiming that this secret organization and its lackeys and puppets control the entire world through a series of interlocking conspiracies.