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29th Aug '16 2:17:47 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/OliversTravels'': The mysterious Baxter, who shows up from time to time to make vaguely menacing conversation and warn Oliver and Diane off their investigation. After they trace the conspiracy back to Baron Kite, they learn that Baxter is Kite's chief of security. And then it turns out he has a personal agenda of his own.
22nd Aug '16 12:50:45 PM audriuska12
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The Enigmatic Minion falls somewhere between a villain and a WildCard in a story, and fills a mold similar to the LovableTraitor or ReliableTraitor. They may be constructed as a WorthyOpponent, although an extremely ambiguous one .

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The Enigmatic Minion falls somewhere between a villain and a WildCard in a story, and fills a mold similar to the LovableTraitor or ReliableTraitor.LovableTraitor. They may be constructed as a WorthyOpponent, although an extremely ambiguous one .
13th Aug '16 6:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* Garland becomes this in ''[[FinalFantasyDissidia Dissidia: Final Fantasy]]'', while somehow simultaneously being a LargeHam. He's surprisingly sympathetic, knows more about the nature of the universe than the gods themselves, and serves an even higher power. In fact, he has to [[spoiler:''personally'' explain the plot to the BigBad]]. The one difference is that he never passes up a chance to fight the heroes. His job is to fight, and [[BloodKnight he enjoys doing it]].

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* Garland becomes this in ''[[FinalFantasyDissidia Dissidia: Final Fantasy]]'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', while somehow simultaneously being a LargeHam. He's surprisingly sympathetic, knows more about the nature of the universe than the gods themselves, and serves an even higher power. In fact, he has to [[spoiler:''personally'' explain the plot to the BigBad]]. The one difference is that he never passes up a chance to fight the heroes. His job is to fight, and [[BloodKnight he enjoys doing it]].
31st Jul '16 9:39:49 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', a number of people are willing to be Thomas Cromwell's associate or patron, but he keeps his past and motives largely to himself, and attempting to categorize him usually ends up concluding only that he is a "person" of some kind. The only person he trusted enough to let down his guard was Cardinal Wolsey, and Wolsey made things even more enigmatic for everyone else by making up outrageous stories about his right hand man.


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* As in the books, Thomas Cromwell in ''Series/WolfHall'' insinuates himself into Henry's service and nobody can quite figure out who he is or how he did it, nor why. The absence of the narration's internal monologue serves to make Cromwell just as enigmatic to the audience as he commits to ever more ruthless deeds while still having a more humane disposition than many of the people around him.
28th Jun '16 1:26:45 AM drumlip
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[MadDoctor Qyburn]] serves as this to [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei]]. He has a mysterious past, mysterious abilities that seem far beyond the realm of medical science, and his true agenda is vague.
16th Jun '16 5:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'''s testaments.

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* Samir Duran from ''StarCraft: Brood Wars''.
* Suzaku from ''{{Tenchu}} 2''.

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* %%* Samir Duran from ''StarCraft: Brood Wars''.
* %%* Suzaku from ''{{Tenchu}} ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}} 2''.



* Kariya from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
* Vincent from ''SilentHill3'' at first seems to be in league with BigBad Claudia, sharing her background and occult beliefs and meeting with her a few times throughout the game, while also making it clear to the heroine Heather that he has his own hidden agenda. Later it turns out that [[spoiler:he's working against Claudia and trying to save the world, though he's doing it for entirely selfish and amoral reasons]].

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* %%* Kariya from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
* Vincent from ''SilentHill3'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' at first seems to be in league with BigBad Claudia, sharing her background and occult beliefs and meeting with her a few times throughout the game, while also making it clear to the heroine Heather that he has his own hidden agenda. Later it turns out that [[spoiler:he's working against Claudia and trying to save the world, though he's doing it for entirely selfish and amoral reasons]].
31st May '16 11:21:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** He does the same thing in ''TransformersCybertron'', even claiming to be an Autobot at one point for absolutely no clear reason. He is enigmatically joined by Soundwave about two thirds of the way through the series, who doesn't appear to be on anyone's side at all.

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** He does the same thing in ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', even claiming to be an Autobot at one point for absolutely no clear reason. He is enigmatically joined by Soundwave about two thirds of the way through the series, who doesn't appear to be on anyone's side at all.
30th May '16 8:51:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Sideways plays one of these in ''TransformersArmada''. He does so many sneaky evil laughs and sinister remarks while still being casually friendly with everyone that it's obvious he's TheMole, [[spoiler: for Unicron, surprisingly enough.]]

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* Sideways plays one of these in ''TransformersArmada''.''Anime/TransformersArmada''. He does so many sneaky evil laughs and sinister remarks while still being casually friendly with everyone that it's obvious he's TheMole, [[spoiler: for Unicron, surprisingly enough.]]
19th May '16 6:30:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Remover of Inconvenient Obstacles from ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Creator/TadWilliams.

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* The Remover of Inconvenient Obstacles from ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Creator/TadWilliams.
19th May '16 2:45:25 AM jormis29
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* In the ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'' universe, the mysterious Green Lady is a powerful and ancient Sidereal Exalted who apparently betrayed Heaven and now serves no less than ''three'' different Deathlords, [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent convincing each of them that she is their loyal minion and spying on the other two]]. If your character meets her in game she will certainly embody this trope to perfection. [[spoiler:Which is normal since she is actually still working for Heaven but using an insanely dangerous MemoryGambit in order to study the Deathlords and learn how to destroy them.]]

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* In the ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' universe, the mysterious Green Lady is a powerful and ancient Sidereal Exalted who apparently betrayed Heaven and now serves no less than ''three'' different Deathlords, [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent convincing each of them that she is their loyal minion and spying on the other two]]. If your character meets her in game she will certainly embody this trope to perfection. [[spoiler:Which is normal since she is actually still working for Heaven but using an insanely dangerous MemoryGambit in order to study the Deathlords and learn how to destroy them.]]
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