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7th Jan '18 5:52:34 PM LeedsKing
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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'', the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is an unofficial branch of the CIA.

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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'', the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is an unofficial branch of the CIA. VanessaRedgrave even says "Are you another Company man?" to TomCruise.
24th Nov '17 10:41:51 AM nombretomado
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When they appear in fiction alongside the {{FBI}}, America's other famous intelligence agency, expect to see CIAEvilFBIGood in action.

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When they appear in fiction alongside the {{FBI}}, UsefulNotes/{{FBI}}, America's other famous intelligence agency, expect to see CIAEvilFBIGood in action.
22nd Nov '17 5:18:07 PM nombretomado
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The CIA has been controversial, having at times been accused of incompetence, immoral actions, or both. In some fictional portrayals, they are often regarded as being TheMenInBlack. This portrayal, at least, is an exaggeration, as if the CIA was really that skillful, we might ask why it took us so long to win the Cold War. Of course, maybe [[ConspiracyTheory that's what they wanted]].

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The CIA has been controversial, having at times been accused of incompetence, immoral actions, or both. In some fictional portrayals, they are often regarded as being TheMenInBlack. This portrayal, at least, is an exaggeration, as if the CIA was really that skillful, we might ask why it took us so long to win the Cold War. Of course, maybe [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories that's what they wanted]].
13th Sep '17 10:36:33 AM TrollBrutal
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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley"[[note]] not to be confused with the nearby HighSchool of the same name[[/note]] is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].

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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley"[[note]] not to be confused with the nearby HighSchool of the same name[[/note]] is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].
]]. Another colloquial name that often comes up is "The Farm", used for the covert training facility at Camp Peary.
13th Sep '17 9:26:46 AM erforce
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-->--'''[[Literature/TheBible John 8:32]]''', The CIA motto.

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-->--'''[[Literature/TheBible -->-- '''[[Literature/TheBible John 8:32]]''', The CIA motto.



* The [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Barracuda miniseries]] has several covert ops agents meeting to discuss Barracuda's actions. The CIA agents are actually represented as competent, if somewhat fixed in the past, especially compared to the NSA guy, who's a moronic Armchair General.

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* The [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Barracuda miniseries]] ''Comicbook/ThePunisherPresentsBarracuda'' miniseries has several covert ops agents meeting to discuss Barracuda's actions. The CIA agents are actually represented as competent, if somewhat fixed in the past, especially compared to the NSA guy, who's a moronic Armchair General.



* In ''Film/MissionImpossible'', the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is an unofficial branch of the CIA.

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* In ''Film/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'', the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is an unofficial branch of the CIA.



* Literature/JohnWells series.
* The "Literature/MrsPollifax" series by Creator/DorothyGilman. Mrs. Pollifax tends to refer to the CIA as "the Department".

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* Literature/JohnWells %%* ''Literature/JohnWells'' series.
* The "Literature/MrsPollifax" ''Literature/MrsPollifax'' series by Creator/DorothyGilman. Mrs. Pollifax tends to refer to the CIA as "the Department".



* ''Series/{{JAG}}''
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Main character Michael Westen himself was a CIA agent, considering remarks made in the pilot he was under unofficial cover until he was burned. The titular "burn notice" is a document sent out to intelligence agencies that an agent is unreliable or even traitorous. The show has a retired CIA agent Michael Wilson as a consultant.

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* %%* ''Series/{{JAG}}''
* %%* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* %%* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
* %%* ''Series/{{Alias}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice''
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Main character Michael Westen himself was a CIA agent, considering remarks made in the pilot he was under unofficial cover until he was burned. The titular "burn notice" is a document sent out to intelligence agencies that an agent is unreliable or even traitorous. The show has a retired CIA agent Michael Wilson as a consultant.



* ''{{Series/Chuck}}''

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* ''Series/TheAgency''

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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''. They only appear on one level but that level probably was enough. [[note]]To whit, this was the infamous No Russian mission where Private Allen was drafted from the Rangers, loaned to Task Force 141 and sent undercover to infiltrate Markarov's terrorist group.[[/note]]
** Naturally, they play a much more prominent role in Black Ops, including a main playable character who is a CIA agent.

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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''.''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2''.
They only appear on one level but that level probably was enough. [[note]]To whit, this was the infamous No Russian mission where Private Allen was drafted from the Rangers, loaned to Task Force 141 and sent undercover to infiltrate Markarov's terrorist group.[[/note]]
** Naturally, they play a much more prominent role in Black Ops, ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', including a main playable character who is a CIA agent.



* The CIA is heavily featured in the Big Boss prequels of the Franchise/MetalGear series. VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 showcases Big Boss's time as a CIA agent and his eventual deserting of the organization as a protest towards its corruption, MPO and Peace Walker showcase the CIA trying to get Big Boss back on their side and when he refuses conspiracies abound.

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* The CIA is heavily featured in the Big Boss prequels of the Franchise/MetalGear series. VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''
showcases Big Boss's time as a CIA agent and his eventual deserting of the organization as a protest towards its corruption, MPO corruption.
** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]''
and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker Walker]]'' showcase the CIA trying to get Big Boss back on their side and when he refuses conspiracies abound.



* [[spoiler: Julia]] reveals [[spoiler: her]]self to be an agent for the CIA about halfway through VideoGame/{{Aconcagua}}.

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* [[spoiler: Julia]] reveals [[spoiler: her]]self to be an agent for the CIA about halfway through VideoGame/{{Aconcagua}}.
''VideoGame/{{Aconcagua}}''.
7th Sep '17 1:29:43 AM TrollBrutal
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* The CIA plays a key role in {{Series/Narcos}}, often becoming a rival of the DEA due to its own agenda, more concerned with the poltical side of the conflict in Colombia than with law enforcement.
6th Sep '17 1:39:48 PM iowaforever
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' dealt with CIA interference a few times. The first was when an unexploded bomb landed in the main compound and the Navy commander helping disarm it identified it as "one of theirs". [[spoiler: It was actually a propaganda bomb filled with leaflets encouraging North Korea's surrender.]] CIA agent Col. Flagg was also a recurring antagonist in later seasons, sneaking into the camp for a number of anti-Communist witch hunts the staff blew off as frivolous at best.
6th Oct '16 1:57:01 PM EmpressMatilda
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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley"[[note]] not to be confused with the nearby HighSchool of the same name[[note/]] is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].

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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley"[[note]] not to be confused with the nearby HighSchool of the same name[[note/]] name[[/note]] is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].
6th Oct '16 1:55:43 PM EmpressMatilda
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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley" is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].

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Although it says "The Agency" up top here, actual CIA employees (and those in the know) tend to call it "The Company;" calling it "The Agency" is acceptable, but calling it "The CIA" in anything except perhaps first reference is hitting a FandomBerserkButton. Other federal government types might call it the "[[UnusualEuphemism Other Government Agencies]]" (OGA), typically when its involvement in something or other is an [[OpenSecret open secret]]. In exceptionally double-cross-intensive stories you might see "The Company" ''and'' "The Agency" used to represent different factions of the CIA. "Langley" "Langley"[[note]] not to be confused with the nearby HighSchool of the same name[[note/]] is another informal name that shows up often, because the CIA is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, just a few miles west of [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington, D.C.]].
5th Oct '16 1:57:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Party in the C.I.A.", a parody of [[Music/MileyCyrus "Party in the U.S.A."]], featuring pretty much every CIA cliché in the book.

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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Party in the C.I.A.", a parody of [[Music/MileyCyrus "Party in the U.S.A."]], featuring pretty much every CIA cliché in the book.

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