"Fictional" Secret Societies
- Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.), in the Marvel Comics universe
- Aes Sedai Ajahs in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, particularly the Black Ajah
- Alias includes a number of secret societies, among them the Alliance of 12 and its subsidiary groups, including SD-6. Other groups include K-Directorate; FTL; The Covenant; and The Trust.
- The Assassins in the Assassin's Creed video game series, loosely based on the non-fictional Hashshashin
- Akatsuki from Naruto
- Baroque Works from One Piece
- The Bene Gesserit and Bene Tleilax from Frank Herbert's Dune universe
- The Black Crusaders from the "Cleveland" episode of 30 Rock.
- The Brethren Court in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
- Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- The Brotherhood in Ralph Waldo Ellison's Invisible Man
- The Brotherhood of Evil and the H.I.V.E. from Teen Titans, comics and the animated series.
- Central Anarchist Council in G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday.
- Children of Lieutenant Schmidt Society in The Little Golden Calf.
- Circle of the Black Thorn in the Angel series
- The Company, a fictional covert international organization in the NBC drama Heroes.
- The Company, a fictional covert organization in the series Prison Break.
- CONTROL and KAOS in the TV series Get Smart
- Dark Angel's second season had a secret society plotline.
- Darkfriends, in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
- The titular group in the film Dead Poets Society.
- The Dharma Initiative, a secretive group of scientists in the TV series Lost.
- The Dollhouse as depicted in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.
- The titular "fight club" of the Chuck Palahniuk novel and film by David Fincher.
- The Guild of Calamitous Intent in the series The Venture Bros.
- The Grail from the comic book Preacher.
- the titular House of Flying Daggers in the movie of the same name
- HYDRA, in the Marvel Comics universe
- The Individual Eleven from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
- The League of Assassins in the DC Comics universe
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- The League of Shadows in the movie Batman Begins
- The Legion of Doom
- Meliorare Society, a eugenics organization from Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth universe.
- Millennium Group in the television series Millennium.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society, from the book of the same name
- The Order of Rosenkreuz, or The Rosenkreutz Orden, from the anime series Trinity Blood.
- The Order of Aurelius from the Buffyverse.
- Order of the Phoenix, the Death Eaters and Dumbledore's Army in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
- The Order of St. Dumas, in DC Comics' Batman series
- The Order of The White Lotus in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
- Ordo Hydra in the Warhammer 40k series.
- The Patriots and The Philosophers in the Metal Gear video game series
- The Others are a mysterious and secretive group residing on the Island in the series Lost
- The Pentavirate in Mike Myers' film So I Married an Axe Murderer.
- The Post-War Administration Bureau in the Guilty Gear video game series.
- Second Foundation, in The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov
- Secret Empire, in the Marvel Comics universe
- The Secret Society of Super Villains in DC Comics modern and silver age continuities and in Bruce Timm's Justice League
- The Seekers in The Last Rune series by Mark Anthony (writer)
- Sisters of the Light and Sisters of the Dark in The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
- The Sith in the Star Wars film series.
- SPECTRE, in the works of Ian Fleming
- The Spider Society, in the Marvel Comics universe
- The Stonecutters from The Simpsons, a parody of other Secret Societies. Appears in Homer the Great.
- TRES, in Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.
- The Talamasca, in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles
- Torchwood, a secret agency that investigates and defends the earth from supernatural occurrences. It is featured in the TV show Doctor Who and has a spin-off series.
- Tribulation Force, founded by a group of post-Rapture believers in Christ in the Left Behind series
- The Trust in the television series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.
- The Trust, in the Vertigo/DC comics series 100 Bullets.
- The Trust, a secret US Government Agency that appears in The Conduit and Conduit 2.
- United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) in the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
- V.F.D. from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
- The Vigils in The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
- W.A.S.T.E. in The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
- W.E.B. an evil adversary secret intelligence agency from TSR's rpg Top Secret/S.I.
- The Syndicate and The Consortium from The X-Files.
- The Telegu Tigers of Isipingo
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