The world’s corporate powers wield a tremendous amount of influence on our daily lives. They largely determine which products or services we buy, they pressure lawmakers to pass favorable bills, and their missteps can have lasting consequences for anybody depending on the health of the global economy (which is pretty much all of us).

But does a company need to be real to be influential? Not really. From Acme Corp. to Stark Industries, fictional companies often reach out from imaginary universes to touch the real world, if only our conception of it. Here is TIME’s list of the most important companies that don’t actually exist. This list was assembled and deliberated on at length by TIME’s technology, business and culture teams. What did we miss?

Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex.fitzpatrick@time.com and Matt Peckham at matt.peckham@time.com.

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