F.I.R.E.

(Fraternity of Independent Researchers and Experimenters) - Sometimes called the "vivisectionist club," this is an unholy combination of scientists and mobsters dedicated to scientific research without restraint and using any method possible to obtain funding for the research and any experiment necessary to facilitate the research. They make protestations of working to serve humanity, but their main purpose is to fulfill their own desires. They frequently supply weapons and other technology to other villain organizations.