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24th Mar '17 12:27:33 AM narm00
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* In the ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' story, "The Tarnished Angel," Donnelly Furguson uses his knowledge of the city's underworld to find jobs for the B-rate villains of Kiefer Square. [[spoiler:He arranges for all of them to be hired for a city-wide crime spree planned by fallen hero El Hombre, who plans to kill all the villains and restore his heroic stature.]] Steeljack didn't like associating with him even before all this came to light, but because Furguson didn't have a record he was one of the very few people he knew with whom he could freely mingle without violating his parole. He never gets what's coming to him, but he's not the same man after the El Conquistador incident, either.

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* In the ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' story, "The Tarnished Angel," Donnelly Furguson Ferguson uses his knowledge of the city's underworld to find jobs for the B-rate villains of Kiefer Square. [[spoiler:He arranges for all of them to be hired for a city-wide crime spree planned by fallen hero El Hombre, who plans to kill all the villains and restore his heroic stature.]] Steeljack didn't like associating with him even before all this came to light, but because Furguson Ferguson didn't have a record he was one of the very few people he knew with whom he could freely mingle without violating his parole. He never gets what's coming to him, but he's not the same man after the El Conquistador incident, either.
8th Mar '17 3:06:03 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', nigh-everyone in Yeddaw buys and sells information, as in their country, knowledge is a currency as good as - and sometimes better than - physical money.

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', nigh-everyone ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Nigh-everyone in Yeddaw buys and sells information, as in their country, knowledge is a currency as good as - and sometimes better than - physical money.
4th Mar '17 4:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* Nomad, from MarvelComics, confronts the 'Favor Broker', who is also a BigBad, multiple times through his title series. The Broker claims not to like the position he is stuck in but is too piled up with favors to ever quit.

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* Nomad, from MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, confronts the 'Favor Broker', who is also a BigBad, multiple times through his title series. The Broker claims not to like the position he is stuck in but is too piled up with favors to ever quit.
2nd Mar '17 10:29:29 PM harostar
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* Itori from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. She runs an extensive information network from her bar, ''[[Music/TheBeatles Helter]] [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Skelter]]'', and also handles any sort of legal documentation that other ghouls might need.
2nd Mar '17 4:42:57 PM Exusia
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* The rumormongers in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' inform you of, among other things, shops that secretly sell weapons/armor and those shop's prices, or of demons existing or knowing specific skills. For a fee, Detective Todoroki spreads those rumors and makes them come true.
9th Feb '17 7:15:32 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': This is Varys' job as Master of Whisperers, and he's terrifyingly good at it. If for whatever reason a character does not go to Varys, they go to Littlefinger.
7th Feb '17 6:30:34 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', Info-Chan. This mysterious individual is Yandere-Chan's ally (technically; Info-Chan knows her intents, but really doesn't care one way or another) and can be used to gain information on targets in exchange for ''panty shots''.

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* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', Info-Chan. Info-chan. This mysterious individual is Yandere-Chan's Yandere-chan's ally (technically; Info-Chan Info-chan knows her intents, but really doesn't care one way or another) and can be used to gain information on targets in exchange for ''panty shots''.''{{panty shot}}s''.
23rd Jan '17 12:07:17 PM Gravidef
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** There's also Hetty Lange, who's firmly on the side of the good guys--she seems to have limitless knowledge of ''everything'' that goes on not just in her unit, but pretty much all over the planet. Hetty has a massive database of contacts and connections from her days in the Cold War, and is fluent in at least eleven languages. She even lampshades the role in one episode when she's accused of being TheChessmaster; Hetty demurs and explains that she doesn't see individual pieces--she sees, and moves, the ''whole board.''


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* The villainous [[FatBastard Dale "the Whale" Biederbeck]] of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' is one of these (it helps that he's also [[Fiction500 insanely rich]]). In his debut episode, it's revealed that he has dirt on everyone from politicians to professional baseball coaches, and can make them obey him with a single phone call; later, he somehow manages to learn about some shameful parts of Natalie's past within a day or two of her meeting him. In a later episode, he forms an EnemyMine pact with Monk by offering information on Trudy's death that even the cops never discovered in exchange for Monk's clearing him of a murder. What makes this particularly impressive is that Dale weighs in at 800 pounds, and thus runs his information empire from a specially-made bed.
7th Jan '17 9:06:50 AM PixelKnight
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** The rankings are changed in Fourth Edition - now there are two categories, Loyalty and Connections. Level 1 Loyalty is someone who likes you but doesn't really care about you; Level 6 is someone who will dive under a bus for you. Level 1 Connections... aren't (a Mafia grunt who hasn't "made his bones"); Level 6 Connections are the people you need people who know people to see (the Don).

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** The rankings are changed in Fourth Fifth Edition - now there are two categories, Loyalty and Connections. Level 1 Loyalty is someone who likes you but do business with that doesn't really care about you; Level 6 is someone who will dive under a bus for you. Level 1 Connections... aren't (a Mafia grunt who hasn't "made his bones"); homeless guy on the street); Level 6 12 Connections are on the people you need people top of the heap in terms of who they know people to see (the Don).and what they can do (a Great Dragon).
6th Jan '17 3:31:18 PM Camberf
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* Lisa from ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' runs the school store at her middle school and acts as an information broker for gossip.
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