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21st Nov '16 10:02:56 PM skadooshbag
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* On Series/PowerRangersDinoForce, the white ranger starts of as a villain, but eventually becomes this (and/or a Heel-FaceRevolvingDoor). He later splits into ''two'' white rangers, one good and the other evil, who later [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne battle to the death one on one]].

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* On Series/PowerRangersDinoForce, the white ranger starts of as a villain, but eventually becomes this (and/or a Heel-FaceRevolvingDoor).HeelFaceRevolvingDoor). He later splits into ''two'' white rangers, one good and the other evil, who later [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne battle to the death one on one]].
21st Nov '16 10:01:27 PM skadooshbag
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*On Series/PowerRangersDinoForce, the white ranger starts of as a villain, but eventually becomes this (and/or a Heel-FaceRevolvingDoor). He later splits into ''two'' white rangers, one good and the other evil, who later [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne battle to the death one on one]].
16th Oct '16 9:10:48 PM tropernaut
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* Aruka Schild of Needless. She's introduced as a member of the resistance against Arklight. She appears to betray them, but was in fact working for Arklight as a double agent to obtain a data chip their leader possessed. When she appears again she makes several attempts to kill her brother Cruz, but mind bogglingly, also gives him help in secret, even going so far as to kill her own subordinates. Cruz is thoroughly confused by her contradictory actions. In their final encounter, Aruka reveals SHE was the one who hid the data chips in the first place, putting one in Cruz's head during a surgery he was having. Turns out all her murder attempts on her brother were so she wouldn't blow her cover while Arklight was watching and the help she gave in secret was to get Cruz, and the chip, as far away from harm and Arklight as possible. Sadly she is killed by Arklight as a traitor before she can heel-face turn, and the author never goes into further depth about her life of espionage and intrigue. How Aruka ended up under Arklight's thumb and what she was trying to accomplish would make a darn interesting spin-off story.
1st Oct '16 6:58:44 AM ironballs16
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* [[http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=ali_touchent_1 Ali Touchent]], identified as "Tarek" by the pseudonymous [[http://articles.cnn.com/2006-11-16/world/schuster.column_1_qaeda-bin-laden-unit-jihadi?_s=PM:WORLD "Omar Nasiri"]] in his book "Inside The Jihad: My Life with Al-Qaeda - A Spy's Story", was supposedly a fervent and devoted member of the fundamentalist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) fighting against the Algerian military government. However, later evidence surfaced that he may've been an ''agent provocateur'' working with and/or for the Algerian government to help portray the GIA in the light of ruthless killers by goading them into committing various atrocities. However, the fact that he was behind the Paris metro attacks of 1995, among other terrorist acts, makes his allegiances all the more murky and questionable.

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* [[http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=ali_touchent_1 Ali Touchent]], identified as "Tarek" by the pseudonymous [[http://articles.cnn.com/2006-11-16/world/schuster.column_1_qaeda-bin-laden-unit-jihadi?_s=PM:WORLD "Omar Nasiri"]] in his book "Inside The Jihad: My Life with Al-Qaeda - A Spy's Story", was supposedly a fervent and devoted member of the fundamentalist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) fighting against the Algerian military government. However, later evidence surfaced that he may've been an ''agent provocateur'' working with and/or for the Algerian government to help portray the GIA in the light of ruthless killers by goading them into committing various atrocities. However, the fact that he was behind the Paris metro attacks of 1995, among other terrorist acts, [[BecomingTheMask makes his allegiances all the more murky and questionable.questionable]].
15th Sep '16 5:00:01 PM StarSword
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* Protagonist Evelyn Salt in ''Film/{{Salt}}'', the extent of which is revealed over the course of the film. She started as a KGB, later SVR, SleeperAgent inserted into the United States as a child and joined the CIA, then gets outed by her own SVR handler as part of ThePlan and goes on the lam. Problem was, she'd [[GoingNative gone native]] after her American husband pulled out all the stops to get her freed after she was captured in North Korea on a CIA assignment, and after they kidnap [[spoiler:and later murder]] him, she fakes carrying out her part of the sleeper agents' plan, kills her handler, then infiltrates the infiltrators to completely wreck their attempt to start WorldWarIII.
27th Aug '16 8:52:19 PM Angeldeb82
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* Follow along closely children: Xellos in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' pretends to be a priest who's really a demon (Who is a priest of the demon religion) who's really under the orders of a demon but is actually betraying THAT demon for another demon, and is trying to destroy the world except sometimes maybe not, and helps the team, except when trying to destroy them, except when he's secretly helping. Lina trusts him implicitly to eventually fuck her over, and says at much at one point. Xellos thinks she's crazy, but she's not the one serving multiple masters with multiple plans to destroy/save/rule the world.

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* Follow along closely closely, children: Xellos in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' pretends to be a priest who's really a demon (Who (who is a priest of the demon religion) who's really under the orders of a demon but is actually betraying THAT demon for another demon, and is trying to destroy the world except sometimes maybe not, and helps the team, except when trying to destroy them, except when he's secretly helping. Lina trusts him implicitly to eventually fuck her over, and says at much at one point. Xellos thinks she's crazy, but she's not the one serving multiple masters with multiple plans to destroy/save/rule the world.



* {{Trigun}}: Manga version of [[SexyPriest Nicholas D. Wolfwood]]. Part of every major faction in the series and [[MurderInc at least one minor one]]. Shot his [[EvilMentor teacher]] to join the [[CarnivalOfKillers Gung Ho Guns]] to subvert [[BigBad Knives']] plans for the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, but also manipulated TheHero on behalf of the villains before and even after becoming emotionally invested in his well-being. Then turned on them after [[TheHero Vash]] was defeated and captured, and staged a jail break. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Finally]] abandons everyone in favor of his primary allegiance: the kids at the orphanage where he spent the [[CrapsackWorld closest thing to]] a happy bit of his childhood.

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* {{Trigun}}: Manga version of [[SexyPriest Nicholas D. Wolfwood]]. Part of every major faction in the series and [[MurderInc at least one minor one]]. Shot his [[EvilMentor teacher]] to join the [[CarnivalOfKillers Gung Ho Guns]] to subvert [[BigBad Knives']] plans for the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, but also manipulated TheHero on behalf of the villains before and even after becoming emotionally invested in his well-being. Then turned on them after [[TheHero Vash]] was defeated and captured, and staged a jail break. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Finally]] abandons everyone in favor of his primary allegiance: the kids at the orphanage where he spent the [[CrapsackWorld closest thing to]] a happy bit of his childhood.



* Agent Shigeki Arakawa from the JGSDF in ''[[{{Anime/Patlabor}} Patlabor 2]]'' is working for the government [[spoiler:while supposedly working with Tsuge, while supposedly working with Gotoh, while trying to appear innocent of Tsuge's terrorist acts as to avoid repercussions. It doesn't work for him, as he overplays Gotoh]]

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* Agent Shigeki Arakawa from the JGSDF in ''[[{{Anime/Patlabor}} Patlabor 2]]'' is working for the government [[spoiler:while supposedly working with Tsuge, while supposedly working with Gotoh, while trying to appear innocent of Tsuge's terrorist acts as to avoid repercussions. It doesn't work for him, as he overplays Gotoh]]Gotoh]].



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* The [[{{Transformers|Generation1}} Autobot Punch/Counterpunch]] was originally portrayed as a DoubleAgent (an Autobot who pretended to be a Mole for the Decepticons). Later interpretations of the character sometimes depict him as a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent, often due to prolonged effects of BecomingTheMask.

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* The [[{{Transformers|Generation1}} Autobot Punch/Counterpunch]] was originally portrayed as a DoubleAgent (an Autobot who pretended to be a Mole for the Decepticons). Later interpretations of the character sometimes depict him as a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent, Double Reverse Quadruple Agent, often due to prolonged effects of BecomingTheMask.



* In ''Film/{{Cypher}}'', the protagonist is the [[ThisLoserIsYou plaything]] in a GambitPileup. He ends up a hex-tuple spy, ultimately working for [[spoiler: himself. He pulled a Memory Gambit before the movie began, so he could pass one set of lie-detectors to get into one agency, then fail the same set of lie-detectors to get into the rival agency.]]
* Lightly riffed in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' : [[spoiler: Mac betrays Indy in the beginning, "explains" it partway through by claiming to be a CIA double-agent, then betrays him ''again'' at the end.]] Indy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this

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* In ''Film/{{Cypher}}'', the protagonist is the [[ThisLoserIsYou plaything]] in a GambitPileup. He ends up a hex-tuple spy, ultimately working for [[spoiler: himself. He pulled a Memory Gambit before the movie began, so he could pass one set of lie-detectors to get into one agency, then fail the same set of lie-detectors to get into the rival agency.]]
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* Lightly riffed in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' : [[spoiler: Mac betrays Indy in the beginning, "explains" it partway through by claiming to be a CIA double-agent, then betrays him ''again'' at the end.]] Indy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this{{lampshade|Hanging}}s this:



* Koskov from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' is a somewhat [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] version of this trope. By the end of the film his loyalties have mostly been clarified ([[spoiler: he was using the British to eliminate a superior who was about to have him arrested for corruption]]), but earlier in the film he bounces back and forth.

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* Koskov from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' is a somewhat [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] {{downplayed|Trope}} version of this trope. By the end of the film his loyalties have mostly been clarified ([[spoiler: he was using the British to eliminate a superior who was about to have him arrested for corruption]]), but earlier in the film he bounces back and forth.



* Nowak in ''Film/{{The Inquest of Pilot Pirx}}'' is [[spoiler:a robot who works for no one but himself and pretends to be a human who for humanity's sake pretends to be a robot who works for no one but himself]].

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* Nowak in ''Film/{{The Inquest of Pilot Pirx}}'' ''Film/TheInquestOfPilotPirx'' is [[spoiler:a robot who works for no one but himself and pretends to be a human who for humanity's sake pretends to be a robot who works for no one but himself]].



* One of these is the main character of Creator/KeithLaumer's ''Dinosaur Beach'', leading to multiple levels of TomatoSurprise as he betrays one faction or another. His ultimate allegiance turns out to be to [[spoiler:''none'' of the main factions--all of them wished to "fix" the timestream by eliminating time travelers after their own time period, but none were willing to accept that their own time travel was part of the problem. He set everything up to retroactively prevent the invention of time travel, [[OmnicidalNeutral at the cost of the existence of everyone who was born after its invention]].]]

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* One of these is the main character of Creator/KeithLaumer's ''Dinosaur Beach'', leading to multiple levels of TomatoSurprise as he betrays one faction or another. His ultimate allegiance turns out to be to [[spoiler:''none'' of the main factions--all of them wished to "fix" the timestream by eliminating time travelers after their own time period, but none were willing to accept that their own time travel was part of the problem. He set everything up to retroactively prevent the invention of time travel, [[OmnicidalNeutral at the cost of the existence of everyone who was born after its invention]].]]invention]]]].



* While the [[MemoryGambit agent in question was completely unaware of his status]], unraveling the layers of this drive the plot of Creator/PhilipKDick's ''WeCanRememberItForYouWholesale''. [[MindScrew Maybe]].

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* While the [[MemoryGambit agent in question was completely unaware of his status]], unraveling the layers of this drive the plot of Creator/PhilipKDick's ''WeCanRememberItForYouWholesale''. [[MindScrew Maybe]].{{M|indScrew}}aybe.



* [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]] in Season 7 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''. He initially seems to be working for David Emerson and his mercenaries, until it's revealed that he's working with Bill and Chloe to take down the people behind Emerson (General Benjamin Juma and Jonas Hodges). But then it's revealed he was evil and working for a cabal of rival {{Big Bad}}s who wanted Juma and Hodges taken down all along, then eventually we find out he's trying to gain the trust of the cabal's leader so he can kill him in revenge for [[spoiler: ordering the death of his wife back in Season 5.]]

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* [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]] in Season 7 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.''Series/TwentyFour''. He initially seems to be working for David Emerson and his mercenaries, until it's revealed that he's working with Bill and Chloe to take down the people behind Emerson (General Benjamin Juma and Jonas Hodges). But then it's revealed he was evil and working for a cabal of rival {{Big Bad}}s who wanted Juma and Hodges taken down all along, then eventually we find out he's trying to gain the trust of the cabal's leader so he can kill him in revenge for [[spoiler: ordering the death of his wife back in Season 5.]]



* Dr Kellerman in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge Of The Cybermen]]''

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* Dr Kellerman in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge Of The Cybermen]]''of the Cybermen]]''.



** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''; So, does [[MysteriousPast Garak]] support the [[TheGovernment Detappa Council]]? The [[SecretPolice Obsidian Order]]? The [[PraetorianGuard Central Command]]? The [[LaResistance Dissident Movement]]? The [[TheFederation Federation]]? [[TheSpymaster Enabran Tain]]? [[ItsAllAboutMe Himself]]? Have fun trying to figure it out because none of the characters in-universe can! [[spoiler: His [[PatrioticFervour true loyalty]] seems to be to Cardassia itself and that means his alliances can shift all over the place depending on who he feels has Cardassia's best interests at heart.]]

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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''; ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': So, does [[MysteriousPast Garak]] support the [[TheGovernment Detappa Council]]? The [[SecretPolice Obsidian Order]]? The [[PraetorianGuard Central Command]]? The [[LaResistance Dissident Movement]]? The [[TheFederation Federation]]? [[TheSpymaster Enabran Tain]]? Tain?]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Himself]]? Himself?]] Have fun trying to figure it out because none of the characters in-universe can! [[spoiler: His [[PatrioticFervour true loyalty]] seems to be to Cardassia itself and that means his alliances can shift all over the place depending on who he feels has Cardassia's best interests at heart.]]



* [[spoiler: Cortez]] on ''{{Series/Last Resort}}''. While on the sub, [[spoiler: she is secretly a CIA mole that they've planted there to undermine a rogue nuclear sub captain by stealing his launch key. But then, the actual CIA has been partially infiltrated by the Conspiracy, so she's secretly working for a sub-conspiracy that wants to ''keep'' the rogue sub in play, just under a different captain.]]

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* [[spoiler: Cortez]] on ''{{Series/Last Resort}}''.''Series/LastResort''. While on the sub, [[spoiler: she is secretly a CIA mole that they've planted there to undermine a rogue nuclear sub captain by stealing his launch key. But then, the actual CIA has been partially infiltrated by the Conspiracy, so she's secretly working for a sub-conspiracy that wants to ''keep'' the rogue sub in play, just under a different captain.]]



* On ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Rochefort was originally the Cardinal's spy in Spain, who was kept hostage, tortured, and then sent back to France to spy on them, however he has his own plans to [[spoiler: usurp the king and marry Queen Anne.]]

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* On ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Rochefort was originally the Cardinal's spy in Spain, who was kept hostage, tortured, and then sent back to France to spy on them, however he has his own plans to [[spoiler: usurp the king and marry Queen Anne.]]Anne]].



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* The Green Lady from ''{{Exalted}}'' is working for four different Deathlords--one of whom [[VillainousCrossdresser is convinced she's secretly a man]]--as well as the Bureau of Destiny, and playing every last one of them off of the others. In fact, she's pulling such a convoluted, multilayered MemoryGambit that even ''she'' doesn't know whose side she's really on. [[spoiler: Her true loyalties lie with Heaven, but she may well end up helping to destroy the world before her gambit resolves itself.]]

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* The Green Lady from ''{{Exalted}}'' is working for four different Deathlords--one of whom [[VillainousCrossdresser [[CreepyCrossdresser is convinced she's secretly a man]]--as well as the Bureau of Destiny, and playing every last one of them off of the others. In fact, she's pulling such a convoluted, multilayered MemoryGambit that even ''she'' doesn't know whose side she's really on. [[spoiler: Her true loyalties lie with Heaven, but she may well end up helping to destroy the world before her gambit resolves itself.]]



* ''TheWerewolvesOfMillersHollow'' will sometime [[StealthPun flirt]] with this. The [[MoleInCharge mayor]] of the village can secretly be a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], but more precisely a [[FoodChainOfEvil white werewolf]], as well as the [[InterspeciesRomance lover]] of the [[MagicalFlutist pied piper]]. It works better if there are many players.

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* ''TheWerewolvesOfMillersHollow'' will sometime [[StealthPun flirt]] with this. The [[MoleInCharge mayor]] {{m|oleInCharge}}ayor of the village can secretly be a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], but more precisely a [[FoodChainOfEvil white werewolf]], as well as the [[InterspeciesRomance lover]] of the [[MagicalFlutist pied piper]]. It works better if there are many players.



* TropeNamer is the original description of [[Characters/TeamFortress2 the Spy]] in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In game]], you can disguise yourself as a spy. Since this disguise includes a random disguise (so you look like a proper spy to the enemy team), you can be a spy disguised as a spy disguised as a spy. [[WrongGenreSavvy The soldier in "Meet the Spy" did think the spy was a spy from the other team.]]

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* TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is the original description of [[Characters/TeamFortress2 the Spy]] in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In game]], you can disguise yourself as a spy. Since this disguise includes a random disguise (so you look like a proper spy to the enemy team), you can be a spy disguised as a spy disguised as a spy. [[WrongGenreSavvy The soldier in "Meet the Spy" did think the spy was a spy from the other team.]]



* The above character's SpiritualSuccessor, [[spoiler: Alvin]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', is even ''worse.'' First, he seems to be on your side. Then, it's revealed he's done work for [[spoiler: Exodus, the group trying to assassinate Milla.]] He's also spying for [[spoiler: Gaius and the Chimeriad,]] manipulating [[spoiler: Ivar]], and at one point he leaks information to [[spoiler: Muzet as well]]. This is less of a diabolical plot on his part and more of a natural impulse; [[spoiler: he was raised as a child spy.]]

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* The above character's SpiritualSuccessor, [[spoiler: Alvin]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', is even ''worse.'' First, he seems to be on your side. Then, it's revealed he's done work for [[spoiler: Exodus, the group trying to assassinate Milla.]] Milla]]. He's also spying for [[spoiler: Gaius and the Chimeriad,]] Chimeriad]], manipulating [[spoiler: Ivar]], and at one point he leaks information to [[spoiler: Muzet as well]]. This is less of a diabolical plot on his part and more of a natural impulse; [[spoiler: he was raised as a child spy.]]



* ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'': Carmen is described in some of the game manuals as a ''Triple'' agent. It's not too hard to think she probably reaches DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent status pretty easily, given her [[ImpossibleTheft legendary stealing prowess]].

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* ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'': Carmen is described in some of the game manuals as a ''Triple'' agent. It's not too hard to think she probably reaches DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Double Reverse Quadruple Agent status pretty easily, given her [[ImpossibleTheft legendary stealing prowess]].



* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you can repeatably betray the two instructors of the Sith Academy on Korriban, pitching them against each other while pretending to work for each of them as a double agent. This can end with them both saying to kill the other, then they feel the effects of the poison you gave to both of them, [[OhCrap leading them to realize you are working for yourself.]] As is ''proper'' for a Sith, so really [[GoneHorriblyRight they're very good teachers.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you can repeatably betray the two instructors of the Sith Academy on Korriban, pitching them against each other while pretending to work for each of them as a double agent. This can end with them both saying to kill the other, then they feel the effects of the poison you gave to both of them, [[OhCrap leading them to realize you are working for yourself.]] yourself]]. As is ''proper'' for a Sith, so really [[GoneHorriblyRight they're very good teachers.]]teachers]].



* [[spoiler:Dietrich Troy/Nicklaus]] in ''VideoGame/SpyFiction''. [[spoiler:He's working for both Phantom and Enigma. He's committed several acts of terrorism, but also wants revenge on Scarface.]] [[FridgeBrilliance In hindsight,]] it also appears that [[spoiler:he specifically arranged the destruction of the primary Lahder production facilities, the rescue of Doctor Coleman, and the defeat of Scarface, so he's at least against Enigma if not necessarily aligned with Phantom.]]
* ''Battlefield3'' features [[spoiler: the BigBad]], who, it is revealed late in the game, is [[spoiler: actually an American agent provocateur]], which is why no one believes the main character's assertions that he's a bad guy. While it is entirely possible to look at the evidence and draw the same conclusion as the interrogators, the protagonist ultimately decides they're wrong and goes after him. [[spoiler: And he's right. The BigBad used his American contacts to cover up his terrorist dealings, and is only just barely stopped from nuking New York City by the protagonist.]]
* An almost untraceable example comes from PlanescapeTorment in the form of a semi-retired officer of the Harmonium named Ebb Creakknees. Early in the game, he is presented as a 'tout', or guide, who sits in the Smoldering Corpse bar and is one of the most valuable and helpful sources of information on Sigil and its environs. Much later, however, he can be found leading a group of Anarchists in Curst and reveals he is a double agent spying on the Harmonium...except if certain conditions are met, in which he reveals himself to be a ''triple'' agent, a member of the Harmonium pretending to be an Anarchist pretending to be a member of the Harmonium.

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* [[spoiler:Dietrich Troy/Nicklaus]] in ''VideoGame/SpyFiction''. [[spoiler:He's working for both Phantom and Enigma. He's committed several acts of terrorism, but also wants revenge on Scarface.]] [[FridgeBrilliance In hindsight,]] hindsight]], it also appears that [[spoiler:he specifically arranged the destruction of the primary Lahder production facilities, the rescue of Doctor Coleman, and the defeat of Scarface, so he's at least against Enigma if not necessarily aligned with Phantom.]]
Phantom]].
* ''Battlefield3'' ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' features [[spoiler: the BigBad]], who, it is revealed late in the game, is [[spoiler: actually an American agent provocateur]], which is why no one believes the main character's assertions that he's a bad guy. While it is entirely possible to look at the evidence and draw the same conclusion as the interrogators, the protagonist ultimately decides they're wrong and goes after him. [[spoiler: And he's right. The BigBad used his American contacts to cover up his terrorist dealings, and is only just barely stopped from nuking New York City by the protagonist.]]
* An almost untraceable example comes from PlanescapeTorment VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment in the form of a semi-retired officer of the Harmonium named Ebb Creakknees. Early in the game, he is presented as a 'tout', or guide, who sits in the Smoldering Corpse bar and is one of the most valuable and helpful sources of information on Sigil and its environs. Much later, however, he can be found leading a group of Anarchists in Curst and reveals he is a double agent spying on the Harmonium...except if certain conditions are met, in which he reveals himself to be a ''triple'' agent, a member of the Harmonium pretending to be an Anarchist pretending to be a member of the Harmonium.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Black Widow. ...[[WildMassGuessing Maybe.]] [[EpilepticTrees Maybe not.]] [[TheMole Or...]] [[ReverseMole Who knows.]] Season Two shows [[spoiler:Nick Fury trusts her directly as a Lancer when dealing with the Skrull invasion. Then again he also had Mockingbird as a confidant, and she's the BigBad Skrull Queen in disguise.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Black Widow. ...[[WildMassGuessing Maybe.]] [[EpilepticTrees Maybe not.]] [[TheMole Or...]] [[ReverseMole Who knows.]] knows?]] Season Two shows [[spoiler:Nick Fury trusts her directly as a Lancer when dealing with the Skrull invasion. Then again he also had Mockingbird as a confidant, and she's the BigBad Skrull Queen in disguise.]]disguise]].



* During the second world war, Britain had great success (in fact, 100% success) at detecting German spies and either imprisoning/executing them, or turning them into double agents. The story goes that the Germans, suspecting many of their spies had been turned, tried a counter: they instructed one of their spies to (on arrival) go to British intelligence and admit to being a German spy and to offer to be a double agent. This way, they'd find out what the British told double agents to say, while the spy would pass their real observations on by alternate means. This would have been a triple agent (i.e. pretending to be a double agent.) However, on arrival the spy went to British intelligence as planned, but also told them about the triple agent plan, so the British could control both streams of information - hence he was a quadruple agent.

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* During the second world war, Second World War, Britain had great success (in fact, 100% success) at detecting German spies and either imprisoning/executing them, or turning them into double agents. The story goes that the Germans, suspecting many of their spies had been turned, tried a counter: they instructed one of their spies to (on arrival) go to British intelligence and admit to being a German spy and to offer to be a double agent. This way, they'd find out what the British told double agents to say, while the spy would pass their real observations on by alternate means. This would have been a triple agent (i.e. pretending to be a double agent.) However, on arrival the spy went to British intelligence as planned, but also told them about the triple agent plan, so the British could control both streams of information - hence he was a quadruple agent.
10th Aug '16 8:08:15 PM PaulA
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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature.AsianSaga Noble House]]'', [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Roger Crosse]]]] is the chief of [[spoiler:British]] Intelligence for Hong Kong, who pretends to work for [[spoiler:the KGB]] but really reports to [[spoiler:London]] and earns money and commendations (by selling information to and selling out agents from) from both sides.

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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature.AsianSaga Noble House]]'', ''Literature/NobleHouse'', [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Roger Crosse]]]] is the chief of [[spoiler:British]] Intelligence for Hong Kong, who pretends to work for [[spoiler:the KGB]] but really reports to [[spoiler:London]] and earns money and commendations (by selling information to and selling out agents from) from both sides.
7th Aug '16 12:56:24 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Rochefort was originally the Cardinal's spy in Spain, who was kept hostage, tortured, and then sent back to France to spy on them, however he has his own plans to [[spoiler: usurp the king and marry Queen Anne.]]
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* One career level in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' Law Enforcement career is "Triple Agent".
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' has a rather simple one, as these things go: Roodaka worked for both the Brotherhood of Makuta and the Dark Hunters, but she played them off of each other and her true allegiance is to herself. Eventually both sides found out and started targeting her; at which point a third faction, the Order of Mata Nui, caught her and made her a BoxedCrook.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has a rather simple one, as these things go: Roodaka worked for both the Brotherhood of Makuta and the Dark Hunters, but she played them off of each other and her true allegiance is to herself. Eventually both sides found out and started targeting her; at which point a third faction, the Order of Mata Nui, caught her and made her a BoxedCrook.
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