Nergal Heavy Industries in general, with the exception of people on the ship from the start. With a name like that Their rivals, the Crimson Group, are even worse, financing the terrorist coup in the movie. He is the Managing Director of Deus. On one hand, he was the one who invented the Realizers. On the other hand, he wants to seek and harness all of Spirit powers so he can plunge the whole world in chaos and destruction. Ajo from Key the Metal Idol.
When he wasn't busy traveling to foreign countries to sell them illegal weapons, he was murdering people who got in his way no matter how much the audience may like them , kidnapping homeless people to extract their gel and robbing them of their humanity in the process , extorting people, abusing women, or, in the end, building a giant reactor to steal the essence from 50, people at a concert.
All apparently to fuel his robot fetish. In Witchblade Wadou of the Douji Group is quite willing to backstab a colleague, risk his corporation's image or abuse his position to work with mad partner from NSWF toward personal goals while endangering bystanders knowingly and by negligence.
For contrast, Reiji Takayama as well as his old staff in the same Douji Group, despite his occasional blunders , is responsible and becomes Silent Scapegoat to save his company's reputation.
The Gowa family and Symbol from Gasaraki. Kazukiyo Gowa is pretty goddamned corrupt, from using hollowed out demons to develop mecha, resulting in his brother's death, his adopted brother's borderline slavery to the family and nearly killing his sister for a new demon, to taking part in a coup that will result in either Japan being left completely bankrupt, or Japan and America both completely bankrupt, only to get a hold of the entire county's financial Data, so he can restart the stockmarket with his hands holding all the cards.
Satoru Kanzaki of Area 88 becomes one of these after he takes over Yamato Airlines. Among other things, he was instrumental in adopting a very shoddily built new airliner. The Siberian Railroad from Overman King Gainer uses the monopoly they have to overcharge people on everything, and since the only way to get anything is to use the Siberian Railroad they can do whatever they want.
He's the founder and owner of his extremely successful company. He will also go down in history as one of the nastiest pieces of work in Pokemon history. There are no lows he won't sink to in order to get what he wants, including blackmail, lying to a city, kidnapping, and threatening to murder a baby Pokemon directly in front of its mother!
He'll also go down in Pokemon history as having one of the most satisfying Humiliation Conga ever given. In Men's Love , many of the characters are portrayed as morally flexible in the interests of business, but Daigo's father definitely wanders into this trope when he bribes Kaoru to break up with Daigo and failing that threatens to expose his sexual orientation so that Daigo can make a marriage that's advantageous to the company.
He isn't into money so much as he is into playing God with animals. Rurouni Kenshin has Takeda Kanryu , who participates in shady businesses opium and weapon trade and won't hesitate to have people slaughtered if it will allow him to continue making money.
The live action movie expands on this, showing him snub his nose at the authorities whenever they try question him. He's willing to make deals with crime syndicates, murder people who know too much, and mess with a child's mind to make a new popular hero just to keep ratings up.
Oh, and did we mention that said child was the son of two of his victims, and another victim worked as his caretaker? Made even worse by how he has NEXT powers too And he very much uses them.
Miranda Jahana is the driving force behind The Jahana Group's activities, with Damian as her most loyal subordinate. Once they learn of Satomi's latent fighting potential, Miranda has him manipulate her into entering the VG tournament, so she could use Satomi as her new vessel.
Not only is Mr. Nagasuki screwing his secretary on the job, he abuses his position as the museum's curator to try to coerce his employee, Natsuki, to sleep with him.
Plus, he was later found guilty of embezzling funds from the museum, so the blank check he had paid Ayaka with, was worthless. Naruto featured Gato, head of Gato Company, in the first major story arc. His company's shipments allowed him to mask his trade in all manner of illicit goods. For unspecified reasons he decided to take over all shipping lanes from the Land of Waves, preventing the island nation from carrying out any of the standard trade and driving it into poverty.
Gato went one step further by purposefully targeting anybody who gave the people hope and eliminating them in public and gruesome manners. He's the main instigator of the Eclipse incident and the reason why there are Infected running around The Multiverse blowing various towns up, as well as various labs filled with the bloody and fatal results of human experimentation.
It's not unusual for bloodshed and lawsuits to happen over the development and monopolizing of new technologies. Helping a Magic Meteor eat random people off the street due to having a global monopoly on clothing. Making clothing that installs a custom Weirdness Censor in anyone without built-up immunity or nudism. Blatant sexual abuse of both her daughters And attempting to allow an entire stadium full of innocent men, women, and children to be consumed by alien lifeforms Kirby of the Stars brings us the evil Galactic Conqueror Nightmare.
He is the owner of Holy Nightmare Corporation Nightmare Enterprises in the dub , a company that literally rules the entire universe. No, that isn't an exaggeration or a joke, it's exactly what happens. Eriko's uncle Yuusuke, once he gets control of his deceased brother's entertaiment company, sees Eriko as a potential cash cow, and once she decides to work with her father's best friend instead, tries to destroy her career.
He's basically the anime version of Eric Raymond , but perhaps even worse. Originally a Mad Scientist , Lex Luthor became a corrupt exec in the late s; most TV versions of this character followed suit. The Animated Series notably hybridized this by implying that Luthor built his company through developing his own inventions. In his appearances on Justice League , wherein he discovers that he is dying from radiation poisoning from prolonged exposure to kryptonite, Luthor returns to his Mad Scientist role as he snaps and acquires a power suit to take the fight directly to Superman, whom he blames for his condition.
Later, Luthor is cured of his disease, pardoned for his crimes as a supervillain, and in Justice League Unlimited becomes a corrupt politician as a cover for his true plan. As well as Superman , Luthor has a hate on for Batman and Bruce Wayne independently due to being a corrupt exec.
LexCorp's main rival for several years of DC Comics continuity has been stated to be WayneTech, Bruce Wayne's company, and Batman has taken some glee in foiling Luthor's schemes as a superhero and as a business competitor. In fact, not only did he and Superman engineer Luthor's end as president of the United States, Bruce Wayne bought his company headquarters out from under him.
He admits that his factory is unsafe to work in and several workers have gotten sick from cancer, but he considers that it is a "socially acceptable risk".
Maxwell Lord, who helped form the Justice League International, tends to zigzag between being merely an amoral con artist, and being an outright villain.
Then there's Morgan Edge, who owned a rival news corporation to the Daily Planet and turned out to be an Intergang pawn.
In Kryptonite Nevermore Superman meets Boysie Harker, a tycoon that owns a island where a volcano is about to erupt and who shoots at his employees when they try to run away. Does that give you the right to shoot unarmed men? That's exactly what it gives me!
Those people are under contract to work my plantation Batman tangles with these time to time, usually to counterpoint his comparative honesty as corporate exec Bruce Wayne. Batman's Starter Villain , Alfred Stryker, was a businessman willing to murder his partners to take full control of the company.
Green Arrow has his Evil Counterpart Komodo. As Simon Lacroix, he was a business rival of Oliver Queen, and used illegal and underhanded tactics to discredit him and buy up his company for a fraction of its value.
Batwoman has faced the Kali Corporation, headed by half-twins Elder and Younger, which is the legitimate business front of The Many Arms of Death, a global terrorist network.
Mikalek is a Russian industrialist and hobbyist super-villain who tries to take control of the Uternet in order to control the emotions of everyone who enters it while preparing to make it accessible to the general public.
Lloyd Waite is the CEO of Strader Pharmaceuticals and oversaw their highly illegal development of a drug designed to give the user super-strength but ended up making the users homicidal and killing them over time. While all the superheroes are ready to fight them, Iron Man is particularly enthusiastic since their antics make his own company look bad. Thor includes both Agger and several other supervillain CEOs, including the latest version of the Silver Samurai - a literal Corporate Samurai whose smartphone transforms into some kind of liquid metal Powered Armor.
Marvel had an actual criminal organization called The Corporation at one point, although, in something of a reversal, they started as a villainous organization Hydra that reorganized itself along business company lines including things such as insurance packages for its members! Hexus, the Living Corporation, although that happened to an alien Hive Mind that drew its power from people's obsession with its products.
Iron Man has a couple of these. One is Obadiah Stane, a literal chessmaster whose Evil Plan caused Tony Stark to develop a drinking problem, allowing Stane to buy Stark International out from under him. Justin Hammer, another one of Stark's business rivals, commonly hires supervillains to carry out acts of intimidation and sabotage against his competitors. Hammer took control of Stane International after the latter's death , and years later sold it back to Stark for one dollar which led to Stark having to clean up all of Stane International's shady dealings Such tactics usually have Stark responding by donning the Iron Man armor to defend his own holdings.
Hammer's daughter, Justine Hammer, also becomes one when she takes over the company. In order to increase profits, Declun manipulated supervillains to cause as much damage as possible and gave some of them mutant growth hormone to increase their powers.
This indirectly led to the Stamford incident, which in turn led to the infamous Civil War story arc. Spider-Man 's archenemy Norman Osborn has been presented as one of these since day one when he arranged for one of his scientists to be thrown in jail for embezzlement to gain access to the formula that'd make him the Green Goblin—and ever since his return, he's gotten worse.
Doctor Strange goes up against one of these in Doctor Strange: The Oath when he discovers a magical elixir that can cure all diseases.
Though they insist they are Withholding the Cure so that humanity can make discoveries at its own pace , it is all too clear they are only interested in their profit margin. Garth Ennis ' The Punisher: The End depicts corrupt executives as being responsible for the end of the world.
Many members of The Trust from Bullets fit this trope. In Deep Gravity , it turns out that the damage to the freighter Vanguard was deliberately caused by Drummond, the efficiency guy from the corporation which owns it, due to having been paid off by a rival corporation. While he is sometimes portrayed as the exact opposite , Scrooge McDuck is typically this trope, especially in the Italian Disney comics. Notably, in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck , his Start of Darkness is seen, turning him from the Honest Corporate Executive he sought to be into this and costing him his relationship with his family for decades.
In Echo , the research labs at Henri seem to be neck deep in murder, government conspiracies and potentially world-ending technologies.