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9th Mar '17 12:13:13 PM DaibhidC
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** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of...Asia...on the Counterweight Continent also has all the formal trappings of imperial China, cradle of bureaucracy, and so presumably has massive numbers of intricately named departments. We just don't meet them, because Rincewind spends all his time running and Cohen spends all his time stabbing people.

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** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of...Asia...on the Counterweight Continent also has all the formal trappings of imperial China, cradle of bureaucracy, and so presumably has massive numbers of intricately named departments. We just don't meet them, because Rincewind spends all his time running and Cohen spends all his time stabbing people. A vignette in the second edition ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' suggests that foreign affairs (ie spying on the bloodsucking ghosts) is the purview of the Department of Despicable Necessities.
5th Mar '17 12:33:49 PM troodos
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** ComicBook/YoungJustice parodied this with A.P.E.S (All-Purpose Enforcement Squad), whose agents, [[PunnyName Fite n' Maad]], were considered membered of ''every'' government agency, from ones listed above like the DEO to real agencies like the CIA and MI6.
26th Feb '17 1:14:25 PM lavendermintrose
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* The titular [[Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept Acca]], an agency that manages the police, fire departments, and various other services in the 13 districts of Dowa Kingdom.
22nd Jan '17 5:35:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ColdSquad'' and ''WakingTheDead'' introduced fictional police Cold Case divisions before such things began to [[DeFictionalization pop up timidly]] in RealLife. ''Series/ColdCase'' itself avoids the trope portraying the characters as regular Homicide detectives, but in season 7, just as the willing suspension of disbelief was being too stretched (and the perspective of cancellation seemed sure) the writers had the two main characters be [[SequelHook offered]] [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot a position]] in a projected Cold Case FBI Unit.

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* ''Series/ColdSquad'' and ''WakingTheDead'' ''Series/WakingTheDead'' introduced fictional police Cold Case divisions before such things began to [[DeFictionalization pop up timidly]] in RealLife. ''Series/ColdCase'' itself avoids the trope portraying the characters as regular Homicide detectives, but in season 7, just as the willing suspension of disbelief was being too stretched (and the perspective of cancellation seemed sure) the writers had the two main characters be [[SequelHook offered]] [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot a position]] in a projected Cold Case FBI Unit.
18th Jan '17 6:56:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* The secret, unofficial (and illegal) ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' which is dedicated to stopping CthulhuMythos threats. Its British counterpart is PISCES (Paranormal Intelligence Section for Counter-intelligence, Espionage and Sabotage).

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* The secret, unofficial (and illegal) ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' which is dedicated to stopping CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos threats. Its British counterpart is PISCES (Paranormal Intelligence Section for Counter-intelligence, Espionage and Sabotage).
12th Jan '17 6:04:58 PM contrafanxxx
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* The VCD (Vanguard for Crystal Destruction, or Vanguard Crystal Defense) from ''VideoGame/RaidenV''.
4th Jan '17 9:20:52 AM Xtifr
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* Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}, the UK's EldritchAbomination response team in Creator/CharlesStross novels. Also their American counterparts, the Black Chamber (In ''The Apocalypse Codex'', they're jokingly referred to as the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Nazgûl]], and ''perhaps'' officially known as the Operational Phenomenology Agency), and their German counterparts, the Geheime Sicherheit Abteilung (Secret Security Department, also known as the "Faust Force").
** The Black Chamber, for history nerds, is the original version of the NSA.
** And in the in-universe backstory to the Laundry, it is the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]].

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* Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}, ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' has The Laundry, the UK's EldritchAbomination response team in Creator/CharlesStross novels. novels--supposedly the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]]. Also their American counterparts, the Black Chamber (In (for history nerds: the original version of the NSA). In ''The Apocalypse Codex'', they're jokingly referred to as the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Nazgûl]], and ''perhaps'' officially known as the Operational Phenomenology Agency), and their Agency. Their German counterparts, counterparts are the Geheime Sicherheit Abteilung (Secret Security Department, also known as the "Faust Force").
** The Black Chamber, for history nerds, is the original version of the NSA.
** And in the in-universe backstory to the Laundry, it is the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]].
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12th Dec '16 12:27:59 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'': Season 3 gives us DOSA (Department of Statistical Anomalies), a [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]]-like agency tasked with dealing with [[TheMagicComesBack the resurgence of magic and supernatural creatures]].
7th Dec '16 9:53:16 AM MadAnthony94
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** Followed by NEST in the second film (which had Autobots and US military cooperating to bring down Decepticon stragglers) and Cemetery Wind in the fourth (which was tasked with tracking down the Autobots and eliminating them after public opinion of them drops).
6th Dec '16 6:18:41 AM narm00
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** The United Kingdom has [[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} [=MI13=]]], the metahuman/supernatural/extra terrestrial branch of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (the designation has not been used in reality since it was dissolved in 1964). Previous British agencies were *deep breath*: [=STRIKE=] (Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies, a UK SHIELD), WHO (the Weird Happenings Organisation, a ShoutOut to UNIT), Black Air, RCX (the Resource Control eXecutive) and DUCK (Yes, really. Department of Unknown and Covert Knowledge). Some of these organisations turned out to be evil, and the exact jurisdiction boundaries (or even which ones, if any, existed at the same time) were never clearly established. An [=MI13=] story {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this by having an [[SecretIntelligenceService MI6]] officer remark none of these agencies will ever last.
*** Black Air ended up more as a group of CloakAndDagger PrivateMilitaryContractors, while WHO, RCX and DUCK seem to have been absorbed into MI13.

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** The United Kingdom has [[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} [[ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13 [=MI13=]]], the metahuman/supernatural/extra terrestrial branch of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (the designation has not been used in reality since it was dissolved in 1964). Previous British agencies were *deep breath*: [=STRIKE=] (Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies, a UK SHIELD), WHO (the Weird Happenings Organisation, a ShoutOut to UNIT), Black Air, RCX (the Resource Control eXecutive) and DUCK (Yes, really. Department of Unknown and Covert Knowledge). Some of these organisations turned out to be evil, and the exact jurisdiction boundaries (or even which ones, if any, existed at the same time) were never clearly established. An [=MI13=] story {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this by having an [[SecretIntelligenceService MI6]] officer remark none of these agencies will ever last.
*** Black Air ended up more as a group of CloakAndDagger PrivateMilitaryContractors, while WHO, RCX and DUCK seem to have been absorbed into MI13.[=MI13=].



* The 13th Bureau of the Yellow Empire on ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' Comics.

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* The 13th Bureau of the Yellow Empire on in ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' Comics.



** And now the New 52 has given us Spyral. We don't know terribly much about them. Their agents have technology that makes their faces impossible to perceive, they use a finishing school to train attractive female agents, and they have a disturbing number of double agents.

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** And now the New 52 ComicBook/{{New 52}} has given us Spyral. We don't know terribly much about them. Their agents have technology that makes their faces impossible to perceive, they use a finishing school to train attractive female agents, and they have a disturbing number of double agents.



** There was an actual MI9, a British intelligence service that used POW camps to gather intelligence on Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, but bearing no obvious relationship to the show.
* The NIA (a combination of every scare story about the CIA and NSA) in ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'', ''CodenameFoxfire'', and ''Series/LoisAndClark''.

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** There was an actual MI9, [=MI9=], a British intelligence service that used POW camps to gather intelligence on Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, but bearing no obvious relationship to the show.
* The NIA (a combination of every scare story about the CIA and NSA) in ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'', ''CodenameFoxfire'', ''Series/CodeNameFoxfire'', and ''Series/LoisAndClark''.



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TranshumanSpace'' mostly uses existing agencies, but the US has the National Technical Intelligence Bureau (futuristic NSA) and the Space Intelligence Agency; the EU has the Genetic Regulatory Agency; and Indonesia (one of the main players in the Transpacific Socialist Alliance) has BAKORSTAPAS. There's even a ''fictional'' fictional government agency; S.P.I.D.E.R., who fight the eco-terrorists of K.H.A.O.S. in a series of popular kids' shows.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TranshumanSpace'' TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' mostly uses existing agencies, but the US has the National Technical Intelligence Bureau (futuristic NSA) and the Space Intelligence Agency; the EU has the Genetic Regulatory Agency; and Indonesia (one of the main players in the Transpacific Socialist Alliance) has BAKORSTAPAS. There's even a ''fictional'' fictional government agency; S.P.I.D.E.R., who fight the eco-terrorists of K.H.A.O.S. in a series of popular kids' shows.



* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' had C.H.E.S.S. (Central Headquarters of Espionage for the Secret Service), a U.S. government agency that fought super menaces.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' the Computer had a number of organizations carrying out its orders, such as Armed Forces, CPU and Internal Security.

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* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' had has C.H.E.S.S. (Central Headquarters of Espionage for the Secret Service), a U.S. government agency that fought fights super menaces.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' the Computer had has a number of organizations carrying out its orders, such as Armed Forces, CPU and Internal Security.
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