->''"Hi! You're going to call off your rigorous investigation. You're going to publicly state that there is no underground group. Or we are going to [[FreudianThreat take your balls]]. Look. The people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. [[[DramaticPause pause]]] Do not fuck with us."''
-->-- '''Tyler Durden''', ''Film/FightClub''

When a malicious group is investigated and busted, a member brags how the group is everywhere. The group member will further claim that their movement is growing, and will rule supreme someday, leaving the heroes concerned that there will be more trouble in the future.

The most common associations are with right-wing militia movements, which became a [[WesternTerrorists trope of their own]] following the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia scare]] in the media after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Note also that the same claim may be made by the heroes when they are the resistance to a despotic regime. Naturally, the message is inverted this way.

Contrast RedScare and YellowPeril. TheSyndicate is very fond of this line, as is TheConspiracy. People involved with the {{Masquerade}} generally don't brag about it, but might make an exception if they're dying anyway.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''{{Guyver}}''. The Zoanoids are everywhere.
-->'''Agito:''' ''"You probably thought Chronos was simply a secret organization, but we are very public. Classmates, politicians, ambassadors. It is an international community all linked through the clandestine operations of the Chronos Corporation. A simple matter like the attack on the school is easily covered with key positions in the media, and the police are controlled by us. We're everywhere. We're everyone. The Earth is now within our grasp... a possession of Chronos."''
* ''GrapplerBaki'', possibly inspired by ''Film/FightClub'', pulls a similar stunt after a guy in a fighting club got killed. The waiter, the police, the owner of the amusement park, all of them are part of the club.
* Reasonably early on in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', Kenji learns that the cult lead by mysterious BigBad Friend has members in high places, making his fight against them harder.
* Early in ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'', Yuki and Ryoko tells Kyon that her fellow interfaces have long infiltrated the school, and that many of them are like [[AxCrazy Ryoko]]. Later, Koizumi tells Kyon that other members from the Organization are everywhere, and are in high places, [[spoiler: like the president of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil.]]
* Shown rather than said, but The Dollars in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' definitely count. One of the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] comes when [[spoiler: Mikado Ryugame]] is in a tense stand-off with [[SmugSnake Namie Yagiri]]. She threatens him, and claims to be powerful enough to squash him like a bug, and he replies that if she won't listen to reason, he'll rely on numbers. He pushes a button on his cellphone, and suddenly the cell phones of ''everybody'' in the vicinity start ringing. [[OhCrap The look of horror on the faces of Namie]] and her bodyguards is priceless as the formerly faceless masses are all revealed to be members of the enigmatic Dollars, including several important characters.

* A version appears in ''[[GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Inc]]'' when Bruce Wayne explains that criminals will never have to wonder where Batman is... because Batman is everywhere. This is as a group of Bat-bots foil an attack by some criminals on the locale where he's making the announcement to a reporter. (He knew the attack was coming).

* ''Film/FightClub'' provides the page quote. Especially noteworthy because it's delivered to the man charged with taking the underground movement down at his own reception.
* The Night Slasher's speech at the end of ''Film/{{Cobra}}'' follows this trope to the letter, but it's more of a crazed final rant than a accurate estimate of his following.
* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has this exchange:
-->'''Bond''': Are you going to tell us who you work for?
-->'''Mr. White''': The first thing you should know about us is that we have people ''everywhere''.[[spoiler: ''[Turns to M's bodyguard]'' Am I right? ''[The bodyguard opens fire on M and Bond]'']]
** M later [[LampshadedTrope lampshades it]]:
-->'''M''': When someone says "We've got people everywhere", you expect it to be hyperbole! Lots of people say that. ''Florists'' use that expression. [[spoiler:It doesn't mean that they've got somebody working for them ''inside the bloody room!'']]
* In the trailers at least, the BigBad of ''Film/EagleEye'' claimed this. [[spoiler:It turns out it's both true and false. The BigBad is a supercomputer that really is everywhere; at least everywhere with a networked computer. The "We" part isn't technically true; it has assumed itself to be "We the people" from the Constitution. It does more or less have people everywhere though, since it threatens anybody it wants to into doing exactly what it says to do.]]
* At the end of ''Infiltrator'', a neo-Nazi attempts to assassinate Oliver Platt's character, Yaron Svoray, and boasts to Svoray that "I am one of millions." Svoray has a great response though: "So am I."
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', when Woody led Sid's toys to revolt against him;
--> ''"From now on, you must take good care of your toys, because if you don't, we'll find out, Sid! We toys can see EVERYTHING! [speaking and moving] So play nice!"''
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': The main plot centers around the revelation that [[spoiler: from the moment of SHIELD's inception, Hydra had infiltrated the organization, and now at least half of SHIELD was Hydra, along with several highly-placed people, including Senator Stern from ''Film/IronMan2''. SHIELD was so heavily compromised that Captain America decided to take down SHIELD in order to take down Hydra. Unfortunately, TheStinger shows that while SHIELD was effectively part of Hydra, it was not ''all'' of Hydra.]]

* The Scholastic book series ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' featured this trope as its very premise, with the main characters fighting an invasion of alien mind-controllers.
** And interestingly, the main characters also convinced their enemies that this was the case with them as well (their powers were ideal for infiltration, sabotage and subterfuge).
*** A Major world leader was even mentioned to be one of these "controllers". It's not revealed who, but it was either the President of the U.S.A., leader of China, President of Russia, and a handful of other large powers. It is later revealed that the President of the U.S. at least was not a controller.
* In the first NightWorld book, ''Secret Vampire'':
-->'''James''' to Phillip: "The Night people. We're all around you, Phil. Anybody you know could be one--including the mayor. So keep your mouth shut."
* This is the title of a 2003 collection of essays about the global justice movement (better known, including by many of the participants as the "anti-globalization" movement). The title is occasionally [[TitleDrop referenced by the people in the book]], who often [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the irony of calling your movement "anti-globalization" and having "We Are Everywhere" as your motto.
* Deconstructed by JorgeLuisBorges at ''The Lottery in Babylon'': The Company is TheConspiracy continually trying to introduce chaos at Babylon, and everyone knows they have infiltrated all the city. Given The Company goal, it is a true NebulousEvilOrganization, and given anyone could work for them, those who arenít working for them are ProperlyParanoid about being manipulated into being their [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]]. See the quotes page.


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "The Ten Percent Solution", [=MacGyver=] uncovers a massive Neo-Nazi conspiracy that has infiltrated a sizeable portion of America.
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', there is often a variant where a pedophile reminds Our Hero that pedophiles are everywhere, particularly on the [[NewMediaAreEvil internet]]. The episodes "Chat Room" and "Pandora" used this technique.
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Charm City", a white supremacist convicted of planting a poison gas bomb on a subway car angrily hisses that "My country is growing, yours is shrinking!" as the credits roll.
** In another ''Law and Order,'' an ADA actually uses this ploy against a defendant who was paranoid about a [[ChurchOfHappyology Happyology-istic]] cult.
** A child molester tried this as well.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' features a Neo-Nazi suspected of killing a Jewish man with a letter bomb make a speech like this to which DS Ronnie Brooks gives a truly great response:
--> Let us know when you're coming and we'll bung on a cup of tea for you.
* Trope subverted on the ''CSIMiami'' episode "Pirated" where the white supremacist militia leader threatens how his movement is everywhere and growing. The detectives, particularly Delko, respond that they are investigating every connection he has and expect a wave of arrests of his cronies in short order, which we see happening in [[{{Montages}} a flurry of images]] as the police swoop in to bust the terrorists. The militia leader is left stunned to hear that his organization is being smashed so quickly.
* A variation in the same vein as this trope occurred on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' in the season three finale "The Adversary" where a defeated [[VoluntaryShapeshifting changeling]] who has been sneaking around the ship trying to sabotage it tells Odo that the Changelings are Everywhere. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a later episode, where a Changeling informs Captain Sisko that there are only four Changelings operating on Earth, and that they find the Federation's fear of being infiltrated more effective than actually doing it.
** Before that, a semi-early 2-episode-arc of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' featured a paranoid captain warning Picard of "strange happenings" with Starfleet Command. It turned out to be caused by a race of mind-controlling parasites that had already infiltrated every level of SFC's upper echelons, and was spreading out through the most prominant captains to be able to spread even further. Picard and Riker end up blasting what looks like a queen, spend the last five minutes of the show wondering how bad things have become... [[CanonDiscontinuity and then the entire situation is never brought up again.]]
* In ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', when Garibaldi interrogates TheMole who shot him in the back, he is met with arrogant self-assurance: "There's a new order coming back home, Garibaldi. You can either be part of it, or you can be stepped on. A winner or a loser. I'm with the side that's gonna win." [[spoiler: The prisoner's confidence is borne out when friends in high places arrange his disappearance on his way back to Earth for trial.]]
** The very scene which leads to him getting shot in the back while trying to arrest a terrorist is a veiled WeAreEverywhere moment.
** The slogan "We're everywhere... for your convenience" in the [[SuperRegistrationAct [=PsiCorps=]]] commercial carries a definite overtone of this.
** --->'''Sebatian:''' "Yes, Vorlons have been to Earth, Vorlons have been ''everywhere''. Vorlons '''are'''."
* Trying to keep this from happening -- and then dealing with it when it ''does'' get out of hand -- drove most of the plot for the unfortunately short-lived science fiction series ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', where the aliens sought to conquer Earth by mutating us into them.
* In ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'', the shadowy AncientConspiracy apparently behind the Miracle claim that "we are everywhere, we are always".
** Considering they constantly thwart the heroes' plans, usually with suicide bombers, it shows that their reach is worldwide. Hell, one of their people is [[spoiler:working directly for a senior CIA official and kills him with a bomb when he's onto her]]. What's amazing is that they've managed to [[spoiler:grow from three groups of street thugs to this in under a century]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Silence, who appear to embody the trope, even if they don't outright lay claim to it.
* ''Series/TheFollowing'' has [[BigBad Carroll's]] cult (the titular following), which is made up of completely ordinary people from all walks of life, meaning ''anyone'' [[ParanoiaFuel could be part of it]]. A captured cult member gives a speech about it (including paraphrasing the trope name) in episode 8 [[spoiler: before taking a CyanidePill sown into ''[[{{Fingore}} his thumb]]''.]]
** [[TheHero Hardy]] and [[TheSmartGuy Mike]] are largely unimpressed with his WeAreEverywhere speech, pointing out he's paraphrasing Ted Bundy (see below). Quite badly too.
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': One of the [[AncientConspiracy Hessians]] claims this while being interrogated by Abbie, Jenny, and Ichabod. He adds that even ''he'' doesn't know how many of them there are.
* ''Series/{{Helix}}'': During the season finale TimeSkip, Alan is seen torturing a member of the [[spoiler: [[AncientConspiracy group of immortals]]]] controlling [[MegaCorp the Ilaria Corporation]], who says that Alan can't win, because "Ilaria is everywhere".
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Tying in with ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler: Hydra had infiltrated SHIELD almost to the highest levels, to the point where Coulson and his team didn't know who to trust. Even one of their own, Ward, turned out to be TheMole.]]

* The anti globalization song well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8j8BmgeYLA&feature=BFa&list=PL03305A4AAFA91B0A&lf=mh_lolz&shuffle=106358 we are everywhere]]
* According to Mojo Nixon, "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] is everywhere, man! Elvis is everywhere!"

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Wrestling/{{N|ew World Order}}WO in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. At their height of popularity, one of the "good guys" from WCW was giving in and joining the NWO on a weekly basis. They took over the company and anyone not in the NWO or fighting against the NWO rarely got any TV time. They took this trope so far that it actually helped destroy the company [[TruthInTelevision in real life]] as people stopped watching when it became clear the NWO was all but invincible and any illusion of competition was shattered.
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor used this trope as part of its "Project 161" storyline, in a fashion fairly similar to the ''Fight Club'' example. Posts on the official ROH message board, the occasional hack, interruptions in [=DVDs=] with the 161 logo as well as the lowering of the harness to hang Jay Briscoe at the Age of the Fall's debut leads one to believe that message board members, a computer programmer, someone who worked on the [=DVDs=] in the final stage and someone dealing with the running of the show were all involved.
* Allysin Kay made the boast after Radiant Rain retired, Wrestling/IvelisseVelez was booted out of Valkyrie as punishment for causing it and was beat over the head by Serena Deeb, who proved to TheMole in SHINE Wrestling. Officially, Valkyrie has never had more than five members at any given time. They have accidentally revealed ties to a sixth but have continually denied any connection to "Sweet" Saraya.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Inquisition (who are humanity's [[DesignatedHero Designated Heroes]]) and the Alpha Legion (for whom it's a long story), both tend to make this claim, and they're more than likely telling the truth. The Deceiver and its agents would also have grounds to say this truthfully, if they deigned to talk to anyone at all outside of their cover identities.
** And thanks to the warp Demons are literally everywhere.
** Also, although they can't really make claim of it, Tyranids use Genestealers to infest the population of a target world, slowly infiltrating important positions. They literately have people everywhere.
* Likewise with devotees of the [[EldritchAbomination assorted horrors]] in ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''.

* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The vampire mooks like to taunt Buffy about how she is one, they are many. It's possible to [[TalkToTheFist stake them mid-rant]] for the humour.
* "We are formless. We are the very discipline Americans invoke so often." -- [[spoiler:Patriot Colonel]], ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has Cerberus, the shadowy pro-human organisation with apparently bottomless funds and influence at every level of the Alliance. Rogue operatives tend not to live long, ''especially'' if they get picked up by the Alliance.
** The Shadow Broker, too, judging from the data available on the consoles.
* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'':
-->'''Icarus:''' I am right behind you, Mr. Denton. Soon, I will be ahead of you, beside you - I will be a part of everything in your world.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'', Alex makes such a claim.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', Ghetsis gets Clay to release the captured Team Plasma members by effectively warning him of this.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is watching a movie in which a biker, when arrested, says "You can put me away, but you'll never defeat the Cobras!" Homer later says this exact line to Chief Wiggum, despite the fact that his gang has a different name.
* In ''Sev Trek: [[{{Squick}} Pus]] in Boots'' (an Australian spoof of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'') the evil alien [[RiseOfZitboy grows from a zit on Commander Piker's face]]. After it's defeated Councillor Troi says she picked up a final telepathic message from the alien: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Are. Everywhere.]] The show then concludes on [[TheEndOrIsIt a turbolift full of expendable ensigns with zits]].
* [[VillainOfTheWeek The Every]][[MesACrowd where Man]] drops the trope name in his self titled episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. At the same time as all his copies all over the building.
* Done in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat'' where an evil alien hamster warns Kat before making his getaway that his kind are everywhere.
* Over in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the shape-shifting Skrulls are working on taking over Earth. By the time of "Infiltration," everything is starting to come to a head.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Who else? Who else is a Skrull?\\
'''Skrull:''' We are everywhere. You will see.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is unfortunately, a TruthInTelevision, as we can see with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Je_suis_partout this newspaper]].
* A real-life (well, as real as the internet community can be considered) example is Anonymous, their mantra being: "We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us." Anonymous's influence has most recently been seen in their protest attacks against the Church of Scientology.
** Anonymous has actually used that quote from ''Fight Club'' in some of their copypasta. Well, the bits about "we cook your food etc. DO NOT FUCK WITH US", anyway.
** [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientology]] actually falls under this as well. The members have a tendency to take jobs that would allow them to spy on any enemies of the cult. One notable example being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_White the IRS.]]
** In late July 2010, the Tea Party tried to [[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/28/888292/-Anonymous-1,-Oregon-Tea-Party-0 use Anonymous' slogan for their own ends.]] Anonymous responded...rather sharply.
* Russian partisan girl Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, caught by Nazis and cruelly tortured before execution, [[DefiantToTheEnd said from under the gallows:]]
-->[[WeHaveReserves There are millions of Russians]]. You cannot hang us all.
* Ted Bundy apparently once stated, "We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere! And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow!"
* This is a popular saying among anarchists, as put to music by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8j8BmgeYLA David Rovics]].