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29th Sep '16 7:18:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shadow of ''SuperStories'' makes her living this way. Whether she has a supernatural ability for getting information or is just very good at her job has not been answered.

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* Shadow of ''SuperStories'' ''Literature/SuperStories'' makes her living this way. Whether she has a supernatural ability for getting information or is just very good at her job has not been answered.
13th Aug '16 5:39:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Conina's Barbarian Hairdressing Salon is a hub of information exchange which stands outside the usual network of Guilds. Conina Cohensdaughter-Harebut is a Thief and barbarian heroine who fulfilled her vocation to be a Hairdresser. And everyone needs a hairdo. And ''everyone'' - Thief, Assassin, Heroine, Watchwoman, Seamstress, Teacher - talks to their hairdresser. Who if she is so inclined may pass interesting information back.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Conina's Barbarian Hairdressing Salon is a hub of information exchange which stands outside the usual network of Guilds. Conina Cohensdaughter-Harebut is a Thief and barbarian heroine who fulfilled her vocation to be a Hairdresser. And everyone needs a hairdo. And ''everyone'' - Thief, Assassin, Heroine, Watchwoman, Seamstress, Teacher - talks to their hairdresser. Who if she is so inclined may pass interesting information back.
11th Aug '16 11:11:17 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Caliban is a broker and informant on mutant goings-on.
10th Aug '16 8:56:10 PM PaulA
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* Gyoko from ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' seems to know everything, and has a network of courtesans who supply her with information. In a society that values titles and military power, she manages to do much with the use of information only.

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* Gyoko from ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' seems to know everything, and has a network of courtesans who supply her with information. In a society that values titles and military power, she manages to do much with the use of information only.
10th Aug '16 7:38:51 PM Willbyr
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* Fuuchoin Kazuki from ''GetBackers'' theoretically does this for a living, although he's more often seen [[RazorFloss kicking ass]].

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* Fuuchoin Kazuki from ''GetBackers'' ''Manga/GetBackers'' theoretically does this for a living, although he's more often seen [[RazorFloss kicking ass]].
27th Jul '16 11:32:46 AM hoodiecrow
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* Feetus from ''ComicBook/{{Grimjack'}}'. Notable in that he and Grimjack were old war buddies and genuine friends. He plays a more important role in the plot than just a source of information for Grimjack.

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* Feetus from ''ComicBook/{{Grimjack'}}'.''ComicBook/{{Grimjack}}''. Notable in that he and Grimjack were old war buddies and genuine friends. He plays a more important role in the plot than just a source of information for Grimjack.
22nd Jul '16 5:10:08 AM foxley
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* Antique book dealer Felix Muholland fills this role in ''Series/{{Banacek}}''; tracking down whatever esoteric piece of information Banacek needs to crack a particular. Interestingly, he is the only character who ever refers to Banacek by his first name.
26th Jun '16 10:54:05 PM Deathhacker
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} has the Keeper of Secrets, the Greater Daemon of Slaanesh that knows every one of your dirty little secrets. It actively uses this information in combat to hamper you, ranging from bribing you with your heart's desires to revealing something that shatters it's victim's minds.
21st Jun '16 1:44:24 PM Willbyr
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* Haruo Nijima from ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is a partial case of this. Though he has incredibly skills in analyzing enemies and information gathering in general, he acquires all his intelligence for the sole purpose of furthering his own goals of power.

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* Haruo Nijima from ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is a partial case of this. Though he has incredibly skills in analyzing enemies and information gathering in general, he acquires all his intelligence for the sole purpose of furthering his own goals of power.



* [[{{Meganekko}} Becky]] [[MiserAdvisor Farrah]] from ''GunsmithCats''.
* ''BlackButler'' has the Undertaker. He's just in it for the laughs.

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* [[{{Meganekko}} Becky]] [[MiserAdvisor Farrah]] from ''GunsmithCats''.
''Manga/GunsmithCats''.
* ''BlackButler'' ''Manga/BlackButler'' has the Undertaker. He's just in it for the laughs.
19th Jun '16 2:28:43 PM nombretomado
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* The sheer scale of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe dictates a rather absurd number of these. By ''far'' the best, though, is smuggler-in-chief [[TheThrawnTrilogy Talon Karrde]], whose organization, which took over after Jabba The Hutt's enterprises collapsed with his death, was built on information brokering. He ended up [[DefaultToGood defaulting to the New Republic's side]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal after]] Thrawn had him kidnapped to try and coax the location of a lost fleet out of him. In the HandOfThrawn duology, he took a certain crucial bit of intelligence to Supreme Commander Pellaeon in time for a BigDamnHeroes moment, and his organization sets up between the newly at peace New Republic and Imperial Remnant, making sure information flows freely to both sides so there won't be any nasty secrets. His old mentor knows everything, but withdrew from galactic affairs.

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* The sheer scale of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe dictates a rather absurd number of these. By ''far'' the best, though, is smuggler-in-chief [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Talon Karrde]], whose organization, which took over after Jabba The Hutt's enterprises collapsed with his death, was built on information brokering. He ended up [[DefaultToGood defaulting to the New Republic's side]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal after]] Thrawn had him kidnapped to try and coax the location of a lost fleet out of him. In the HandOfThrawn duology, he took a certain crucial bit of intelligence to Supreme Commander Pellaeon in time for a BigDamnHeroes moment, and his organization sets up between the newly at peace New Republic and Imperial Remnant, making sure information flows freely to both sides so there won't be any nasty secrets. His old mentor knows everything, but withdrew from galactic affairs.
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