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4th May '16 7:08:20 AM JackG
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* ''Dark Blue World''. One of the inmates in the post-war prison in Communist Czechoslovakia suggests they steal a tool from the doctor's office and use it to break out. Later he admits the guards put him up to it, so they could have an excuse to beat up the protagonist. According to the DVDCommentary this was TruthInTelevision.


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* ''Dark Blue World''. World'' (2001). One of the inmates in the post-war prison in Communist Czechoslovakia suggests they steal a tool from the doctor's office and use it to break out. out. Later he admits the guards put him up to it, so they could have an excuse to beat up the protagonist. According to the DVDCommentary this was TruthInTelevision.

TruthInTelevision.
4th May '16 7:07:03 AM JackG
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* ''Dark Blue World''. One of the inmates in the post-war prison in Communist Czechoslovakia suggests they steal a tool from the doctor's office and use it to break out. Later he admits the guards put him up to it, so they could have an excuse to beat up the protagonist. According to the DVDCommentary this was TruthInTelevision.

4th May '16 7:03:12 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner''. This trope causes the failure of the escape attempt in "Checkmate". Number Six works out how to identify the spies among the inhabitants of the Village, and thus is able to recruit a team of genuine prisoners. [[spoiler:Unfortunately the prisoners become paranoid that Number Six is an agent provocateur trying to incite them, so denounce him to Number Two.]]

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner''. This trope causes the failure of the escape attempt in "Checkmate". "Checkmate". Number Six works out how to identify the spies among the inhabitants of the Village, and thus is able to recruit a team of genuine prisoners. prisoners. [[spoiler:Unfortunately on the night of the escape the prisoners become paranoid that Number Six is an agent provocateur trying to incite them, so denounce him to Number Two.]]
4th May '16 7:01:26 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner''. This trope causes the failure of the escape attempt in "Checkmate". Number Six works out how to identify the spies among the inhabitants of the Village, and thus is able to recruit a team of genuine prisoners. [[spoiler:Unfortunately the prisoners become paranoid that Number Six is an agent provocateur trying to incite them, so denounce him to Number Two.]]
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7th Sep '15 10:34:41 AM nombretomado
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* Nom Anor from the NewJediOrder, several times in different disguises.

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* Nom Anor from the NewJediOrder, Literature/NewJediOrder, several times in different disguises.
6th Sep '15 6:09:51 PM nombretomado
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* The backstory of Riviera in ''{{Neuromancer}}'' who has a sexual fetish out of betrayal. He enjoys seducing women, turning them towards radical causes, then handing them over to the Turkish Secret Police and assisting in their torture.

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* The backstory of Riviera in ''{{Neuromancer}}'' ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' who has a sexual fetish out of betrayal. He enjoys seducing women, turning them towards radical causes, then handing them over to the Turkish Secret Police and assisting in their torture.
31st Jul '15 11:29:01 PM Odon
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* ''On Wings of Eagles'' by Ken Follett. Ross Perot and his executives are approached by a shady character who offers to get their colleagues out of an Iranian prison in exchange for a considerable amount of money to be paid into an escrow account (meaning the money isn't handed over till after the deal). After debating the matter, they decide to refuse because they suspect they're being set up for a bribery charge.
31st May '15 6:46:33 AM Hanz
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21st Jan '15 11:23:54 AM Korodzik
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In spy lingo, this is a covert operative whose job is to incite rebellion, entice defectors or goad the enemy into a foolish action (sometimes to the point of skirting with the FalseFlagOperation). Even though it's a [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench sexy French word]], the Agent Provocateur got the short end of the [[InnocentInnuendo sexy spy stick]]. They are looked down upon by...pretty much everyone.

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In spy lingo, this is a covert operative whose job is to incite rebellion, entice defectors or goad the enemy into a foolish action (sometimes to the point of skirting with the FalseFlagOperation). Even though it's a [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench sexy French word]], the Agent Provocateur got the short end of the [[InnocentInnuendo sexy spy stick]]. They are looked down upon by...pretty much everyone.



* James Mowry, the hero of Creator/EricFrankRussell's ''Wasp'', is sent down alone to an alien planet to stir up as much trouble as he possibly can.

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* James Mowry, the hero of Creator/EricFrankRussell's ''Wasp'', ''Literature/{{Wasp}}'', is sent down alone to an alien planet to stir up as much trouble as he possibly can.
26th Nov '14 5:27:31 PM MonaNaito
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* Conspiracy theorists have suggested that agent provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. TheOtherWiki provides some suspicions [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur Here]].

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* Conspiracy theorists have suggested that agent provocateurs *Throughout history, Agent Provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. TheOtherWiki provides some suspicions a list of proven and suspected cases [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur Here]].here]].
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO COINTELPRO]] was an American government program of Agent Provocateurs deployed between 1956 and 1971. Agents were sent to infiltrate the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, among others.
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