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3rd May '16 6:27:36 AM Materioptikon
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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.
* Argo the Rat in LightNovel/SwordArtOnline. She collects information on the game world and players, and will sell (most of) it for the right price. The author of Argo's Guides. She also publishes the magazine ''The Daily Argo'', which includes news and helpful advice for players.

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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.
* Argo the Rat in LightNovel/SwordArtOnline. She collects information on the game world and players, and will sell (most of) it for the right price. The author of Argo's Guides. She also publishes the magazine ''The Daily Argo'', which includes news and helpful advice for players.
Grimjack.
30th Apr '16 9:53:53 AM Nazetrime
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* Ash, the RealMoneyTrade guy from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', seems to be a downplayed case. There is no explicit mention of any kind of extensive network, but any knowledge he ''does'' get his hands on is merchandise like any other to him. That aspect of his activities doesn't become relevant to the plot until late Season 5 of the webseries and the movies.
11th Apr '16 6:40:10 AM 20person
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** His rival, Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (he is an actual lord, but his main title is to a crumbling tower house in the ass-end of nowhere; he does later gets the massive castle [[HauntedCastle Harrenhal]] as a reward for his service), can be considered this as well. Turns out that owning several high-end brothels frequented by powerful nobles and merchants has other benefits beyond the obvious.

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** His rival, [[MagnificentBastard Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (he Baelish]] (Unlike Varys, he is an actual lord, but his main title is to a crumbling tower house in the ass-end of nowhere; he does later gets the massive castle [[HauntedCastle Harrenhal]] as a reward for his service), can be considered this as well. Turns out that owning several high-end brothels frequented by powerful nobles and merchants has other benefits beyond the obvious.
11th Apr '16 6:39:03 AM 20person
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** His rival, Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (he is an actual lord, but his main title is to a crumbling tower house in the ass-end of nowhere; he does later gets the massive castle [[HauntedCastle Harrenhal]] as a reward for his service), can be considered this as well. Turns out that owning several high-end brothels frequented by powerful nobles and merchants has other benefits beyond the obvious.
11th Apr '16 6:30:17 AM 20person
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*** One [[EpilepticTrees theory]] suggests that he is [[spoiler:being fed false information by Varys's agents]], so he may not be as effective as he seems.
6th Apr '16 8:41:29 AM Gravidef
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* The mysterious hacker group Everyone from ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' serves as this; while they initially serve as antagonists in an episode, they later befriend Sherlock and Joan, providing helpful information on cases in exchange for odd favors. [[spoiler: In a particularly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moment]], Joan calls on a few members of Everyone to serve as eyewitnesses (via Skype-like video services) to a villain threatening her and [[EngineeredPublicConfession describing his latest scheme.]]]]
4th Apr '16 12:06:59 AM WhosAsking
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* Magician Humphrey from the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series is not ranked as a magician for being born with powerful magic, but rather for his ability to find information. He can answer any question, but because so many people have questions, they have to get past three obstacles to get to him and work for him for a year.

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* Magician Humphrey from the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series is not ranked as a magician for being born with powerful magic, but rather for his ability to find information. He can answer any question, but because so many people have questions, they have to get past three obstacles to get to him and work for him for a year. year or provide some other kind of significant service for him in return. This way, only ''serious'' Questions come to him to keep things sane.
2nd Apr '16 6:19:37 AM JackG
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* ''Welcome to the Punch'' (2013). A criminal seeking to put out some information on the street as TheBait visits a tattoo parlour whose owner gives him the option of releasing the information "old school" (word of mouth) or "new school" (via Facebook and Twitter).

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* ''Welcome to the Punch'' ''Film/WelcomeToThePunch'' (2013). A criminal seeking to put out some information on the street as TheBait visits a tattoo parlour whose owner gives him the option of releasing the information "old school" (word of mouth) or "new school" (via Facebook and Twitter).
19th Mar '16 5:16:16 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, the mysterious and beautiful woman Luphera aids Blacknail the hobgoblin by trading him information. She appears to sell information, among other things.

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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, the mysterious and beautiful woman Luphera aids Blacknail the hobgoblin by trading him information. She also appears to sell information, among other things.
19th Mar '16 5:15:17 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, the mysterious and beautiful woman Luphera aids Blacknail the hobgoblin by trading him information. She appears to sell information, among other things.
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