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* The Illuminati is one of the three playable factions in the ConspiracyKitchenSink MMORPG ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', along with the Templars (who are not, but have ties to, the historical UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar) and an Asian-themed "Dragon" society.

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* The Illuminati is one of the three playable factions in the ConspiracyKitchenSink MMORPG ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', along with the Templars (who ([[InsistentTerminology who are not, not]], but have ties to, the historical UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar) and an Asian-themed "Dragon" society.society. Their defining trait is the CardCarryingVillain MegaCorp power structure, where employees will frequently backstab each other when they're not busy exploiting the masses, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt and constantly boast about it]].

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* In ''Videogame/XCOMEnemyUnknown's'' expansion ''Enemy Within'', EXALT is essentially the Illuminati, being an AncientConspiracy of shadowy agents working behind the scenes to dominate the world, taking advantage of the alien invasion to gather advanced alien technology and spread their influence. Their agents are generally white-collar businessmen and office workers, wearing dress shirts and ties, and their headquarters is a massive penthouse command center atop a skyscraper, [[WickedCultured filled with precious artwork and opulent furniture.]] However, being a shadowy conspiracy, they do not openly fight the aliens and thus never acquire higher-end technology, [[LensmanArmsRace meaning that they never advance beyond carapace armor and lasers]] and thus [[CurbstompBattle will be crushed utterly by XCOM in the late game, if XCOM survives that long.]]


* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': As you browse upon the profiles in the devil's computer, a strange eye starts to follow you around. [[spoiler: Log into the Guest account, and move an image file of a triangle over it, and the eye is finally content. The message "Illuminati Confirmed" displays, earning you a free ticket.]]
* In ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' they are the main antagonist faction, creating strife and discord in nations all over the world to keep everyone in a state of perpetual war.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', both [[ConspiracyTheorist Nervous Ron]] and [[GeniusCripple Lester]] believe the Illuminati's busy working behind the scenes. Outside of Ron's radio show, though, they aren't really mentioned.

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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': As you browse upon the profiles in the devil's computer, a strange eye starts to follow you around. [[spoiler: Log [[spoiler:Log into the Guest account, and move an image file of a triangle over it, and the eye is finally content. The message "Illuminati Confirmed" displays, earning you a free ticket.]]
* In ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' they ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'', the Illuminati are the main antagonist faction, creating strife and discord in nations all over the world to keep everyone in a state of perpetual war.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', both [[ConspiracyTheorist Nervous Ron]] and [[GeniusCripple Lester]] believe the Illuminati's busy working behind the scenes. Outside of Ron's radio show, though, they aren't really mentioned.



* The story in the iOS MatchThreeGame ''Mystery Match'' follows Emma, Julian and their allies in the conflict between the Illuminati and the SIS.



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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', protagonist Okabe Rintarou believes that an Illuminati-style group he refers to as "The Organization" exists and controls all of human society. Everyone dismisses this as part of his delusional ramblings. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there actually ''is'' a secret organization known as "The Committee of 300" that is aiming to control the world, though they aren't quite there yet and Okabe likely was not thinking of them when he made up his ramblings- he admits [[AccidentalTruth he thought it was nonsense]].]]

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* The ''VisualNovel/ScienceAdventureSeries'' has the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_300 Committee of 300]], as the OverarchingVillain controlling various enemy factions that the protagonists fight.
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In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', {{Chuunibyou}} protagonist Okabe Rintarou believes that an Illuminati-style group he refers to as "The Organization" exists and controls all of human society. Everyone dismisses this as part of his delusional ramblings. [[spoiler:As As it turns out, there actually ''is'' ''[[TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight is]]'' a secret organization known as "The Committee organization, the aforementioned "Committee of 300" 300", that is aiming to control the world, world through the research institution/front group [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN SERN]], though they aren't quite there yet and Okabe likely was not thinking of them when he made up his ramblings- he admits [[AccidentalTruth he thought it was nonsense]].]]


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* ''Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': the Imperium has been seeded with a society of exorcists who call themselves Illuminati. Unlike most examples, these guys are actually good. They are also [[SummonBiggerFish effectively subservient to the Imperium]], even trying to buddy up with the Imperium's [[StateSec "holy Inquisition"]], which is normally a good way to get yourself killed.

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* ''Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': the Imperium has been seeded with a society of exorcists who call themselves Illuminati. Unlike most examples, these guys are actually good. They are also [[SummonBiggerFish effectively subservient to the Imperium]], even trying to buddy up with the Imperium's [[StateSec "holy Inquisition"]], which is normally a good way to get yourself killed.






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* In ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' they are the main antagonist, creating strife and discord in nations all over the world to keep everyone in a state of perpetual war.

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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', protagonist Okabe Rintarou believes that an Illuminati group he only refers to as "The Organization" exists and controls all of human society. Everyone dismisses this as part of his delusional ramblings. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there actually ''is'' a secret organization known as "The Council of 300" that is aiming to control the world, though they aren't quite there yet.]]

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yet and Okabe likely was not thinking of them when he made up his ramblings- he admits [[AccidentalTruth he thought it was nonsense]].]]



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* In ''WebVideo/BackwardSongsWithLuke'', musicians are not only being controlled or threatened by The Illuminati, but they had also kidnapped Luke on at least two occasions due to his research.
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* PlayedForLaughs in the Music/TomSmith song "The Illuminati Polka," which gets increasingly ridiculous about its web of conspiracies as the song goes on.


* In ''Literature/{{Rainbow}}, the World Hegemony began as one of these in the form of the "Atheistic State," which [[CurbstompBattle easily defeated]] the rest of the world's military forces when they [[WorldWarIII declared war against everyone else]]. However, unlike most examples of this trope, the Atheistic State [[RefugeInAudacity made no effort to hide themselves]] when they were founded, and they were created partially ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil because]]'' atheists had been demonized by doomsday prophets and painted as secretly conspiring to destroy religion, making the World Hegemony a SelfFulfillingProphecy.

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* In ''Literature/{{Rainbow}}, ''Literature/{{Rainbow}}'', the World Hegemony began as one of these in the form of the "Atheistic State," which [[CurbstompBattle easily defeated]] the rest of the world's military forces when they [[WorldWarIII declared war against everyone else]]. However, unlike most examples of this trope, the Atheistic State [[RefugeInAudacity made no effort to hide themselves]] when they were founded, and they were created partially ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil because]]'' atheists had been demonized by doomsday prophets and painted as secretly conspiring to destroy religion, making the World Hegemony a SelfFulfillingProphecy.

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* In ''Literature/{{Rainbow}}, the World Hegemony began as one of these in the form of the "Atheistic State," which [[CurbstompBattle easily defeated]] the rest of the world's military forces when they [[WorldWarIII declared war against everyone else]]. However, unlike most examples of this trope, the Atheistic State [[RefugeInAudacity made no effort to hide themselves]] when they were founded, and they were created partially ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil because]]'' atheists had been demonized by doomsday prophets and painted as secretly conspiring to destroy religion, making the World Hegemony a SelfFulfillingProphecy.


* As noted above, there is some historical basis for the Illuminati. During 1776, a group of Bavarian Germans formed a secret society and used "Illuminati" as their name. The self-imposed mission of the Illuminati was to fight against abuses of state power, superstition, religion, and prejudice. (That's right, folks: the actual Illuminati were ''secular classical liberals''.) The organization did get pretty popular, having members from many other parts of Germany, and earning the hatred of the Catholic Church. However, it was banned by the Bavarian government and disbanded in 1785. According to the conspiracy theories, this was just the beginning: The Illuminati actually left Bavaria for Scotland, infiltrated the Masons, founded America, and now control the entire world from a smoke-filled room. This includes TV Tropes.

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* As noted above, there is some historical basis for the Illuminati. During 1776, a group of Bavarian Germans formed a secret society and used "Illuminati" as their name. The self-imposed mission of the Illuminati was to fight against abuses of state power, superstition, religion, and prejudice. (That's right, folks: the actual Illuminati were ''secular classical liberals''.) The organization did get pretty popular, having members from many other parts of Germany, and earning the hatred of the Catholic Church. However, it was banned by the Bavarian government and disbanded in 1785. According to the conspiracy theories, this was just the beginning: The Illuminati actually left Bavaria for Scotland, infiltrated the Masons, founded America, and now control the entire world from a smoke-filled room. This includes TV Tropes.


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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': The Illuminati is one of the 108 member organization of the Global Occult Coalition, an anti-anomalous organization under the [[FictionalUnitedNations United Nations]] and main rivals for the eponymous SCP Foundation.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' introduces The Family, a conglomerate of old ruling families who have secretly influenced the United States from its first colonies up to nuking Raccoon City. They're basically the reason Umbrella chose to be so stupidly overt in erasing witnesses just to be sure nobody survived - the moment one of the family's high-level agents gains access to the C-Virus he tests it out on two cities and nukes one.

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