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29th Apr '17 6:33:09 PM nombretomado
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* Two in ''Anime/{{X1999}}'': for the Dragons of Heaven (those chosen to save the world), the [[IllGirl crippled, blind]] [[DreamWeaver dream seer]] Hinoto guides them, while for the Dragons of Earth (chosen to destroy the world), Hinoto's younger sister Kanoe guides them.

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* Two in ''Anime/{{X1999}}'': ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': for the Dragons of Heaven (those chosen to save the world), the [[IllGirl crippled, blind]] [[DreamWeaver dream seer]] Hinoto guides them, while for the Dragons of Earth (chosen to destroy the world), Hinoto's younger sister Kanoe guides them.
29th Apr '17 6:32:53 PM nombretomado
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* Ryou in ''TokyoMewMew'' sometimes serves this role.
* Two in ''X/1999'': for the Dragons of Heaven (those chosen to save the world), the [[IllGirl crippled, blind]] [[DreamWeaver dream seer]] Hinoto guides them, while for the Dragons of Earth (chosen to destroy the world), Hinoto's younger sister Kanoe guides them.

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* %%* Ryou in ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' sometimes serves this role.
* Two in ''X/1999'': ''Anime/{{X1999}}'': for the Dragons of Heaven (those chosen to save the world), the [[IllGirl crippled, blind]] [[DreamWeaver dream seer]] Hinoto guides them, while for the Dragons of Earth (chosen to destroy the world), Hinoto's younger sister Kanoe guides them.
29th Apr '17 5:47:55 PM Gamermaster
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* The Long Arch crew in the third season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. We also have the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborg]] Uno, who takes this role on the villain's side.

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* The Long Arch crew in the third season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. We also have the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborg]] Uno, who takes this role on the villain's side.
6th Apr '17 11:18:38 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Some modes in ''Pinball/MustangStern'' provide the player with an assistant and navigator named Tanner. He can be quite snarky at times, especially when you drain the ball before the race finishes.
--> '''Tanner''': "So uh, did you just get your license yesterday?"
5th Apr '17 6:00:47 PM PixelKnight
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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''. When you arrive in Rapture, your first human contact is a voice over a service radio. Calling himself [[MeaningfulName Atlas]], he urges you to help him save his wife and child, who are trapped in a submarine. As you help him to accomplish this, it becomes clear that whoever Atlas is, he has something against Andrew Ryan, the founder of the underwater dystopia. When you finally reach the submarine, it [[PlayerPunch explodes right in front of you]], and it becomes personal for both you and Atlas. He then convinces you to track down and kill Andrew Ryan, offering his knowledge of the city to assist you in various tasks along the way. When you finally reach Ryan's office, however, you find out that [[spoiler: you've been played. Atlas is actually Frank Fontaine, a New York mobster whom Ryan wanted dead because he cornered the market in ADAM, and was looking to seize control of Rapture for himself. Fontaine assumed the Atlas persona and enlisted the help of Drs. Yi Suchong and Bridgette Tenenbaum to genetically engineer Jack, the player character, then sent him up in a plane that he was to hijack, bringing him down to Rapture to destroy Ryan. Oh, and his "helpful" messages throughout the game were actually mind control using a trigger phrase. After he tries to eliminate all the evidence by having you killed, Tenenbaum becomes your new mission control.]] [[WhamEpisode It's quite a doozy.]]

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* Deconstructed The inheresnt trust a player has in their Mission Control is deconstructed in ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''. When you arrive in Rapture, your first human contact is a voice over a service radio. Calling himself [[MeaningfulName Atlas]], he urges you to help him save his wife and child, who are trapped in a submarine. As you help him to accomplish this, it becomes clear that whoever Atlas is, he has something against Andrew Ryan, the founder of the underwater dystopia. When you finally reach the submarine, it [[PlayerPunch explodes right in front of you]], and it becomes personal for both you and Atlas. He then convinces you to track down and kill Andrew Ryan, offering his knowledge of the city to assist you in various tasks along the way. When you finally reach Ryan's office, however, you find out that [[spoiler: you've been played. Atlas is actually Frank Fontaine, a New York mobster whom Ryan wanted dead because he cornered the market in ADAM, and was looking to seize control of Rapture for himself. Fontaine assumed the Atlas persona and enlisted the help of Drs. Yi Suchong and Bridgette Tenenbaum to genetically engineer Jack, the player character, then sent him up in a plane that he was to hijack, bringing him down to Rapture to destroy Ryan. Oh, and his "helpful" messages throughout the game were actually mind control using a trigger phrase. After he tries to eliminate all the evidence by having you killed, Tenenbaum becomes your new mission control.]] [[WhamEpisode It's quite a doozy.]]
4th Apr '17 9:47:05 PM Golondrina
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* In ''WebVideo/ChroniclesOfSyntax'', Kelly (aka the [[AffectionateNickname Kelly Telly]]) acts this way for Sian and the rest of her team.



* Loophole's artificial intelligence Carmen in the WhateleyUniverse.
* In ''WebVideo/{{Chronicles of Syntax}}'', Kelly (aka the [[AffectionateNickname Kelly Telly]]) acts this way for Sian and the rest of her team.

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* %%* Loophole's artificial intelligence Carmen in the WhateleyUniverse.
* In ''WebVideo/{{Chronicles of Syntax}}'', Kelly (aka the [[AffectionateNickname Kelly Telly]]) acts this way for Sian and the rest of her team.
''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.



* Jérémie from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''; he has only been to Lyoko twice (plus a failed attempt to virtualize) and mostly just aids the others from the Supercomputer's console; he does still encounter danger in the real world from XANA's attacks, though.

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* Jérémie from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''; he has only been to Lyoko twice (plus a failed attempt to virtualize) and mostly just aids the others from the Supercomputer's console; he does still encounter danger in the real world from XANA's attacks, though.
31st Mar '17 4:26:31 AM Doug86
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** In ''BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', this is Alfred's role for Comicbook/{{Batman}}, even going so far as remotely controlling the Batplane when needed.

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** In ''BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', this is Alfred's role for Comicbook/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, even going so far as remotely controlling the Batplane when needed.
27th Mar '17 9:47:50 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[TheSmartGuy Riley]] fulfills this role for Ben in ''Film/NationalTreasure''. He does this again for both Ben and Abigail in the second movie, and also gets a little more in-the-field time himself.

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* [[TheSmartGuy Riley]] fulfills this role In ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Stan uses his position as dispatcher to gather address information for Ben in ''Film/NationalTreasure''. He does this again Ernie while keeping the cops off his friend's tail.
%%* Cypher to his son
for both Ben and Abigail most of ''Film/AfterEarth''.
* A good deal of ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' took place in NASA's Houston mission control, and, as
in the second movie, and also gets a little more in-the-field time himself.real event, the operators there were just as much heroes as the astronauts were.
%%* Lucius Fox in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Also the GadgeteerGenius.



* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': When the proto X-Men clash against the Hellfire Club, Charles stays by the wreckage of the Blackbird and orders Raven to guard him. He's the only mutant who can restrain Sebastian Shaw (psychically or otherwise), so it's imperative for the mission that Xavier survives. He also gives instructions to Erik as the latter searches for their target.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In ''The Rogue Cut'', the older Professor X telepathically guides Magneto and Iceman through the mansion's secret corridors from the relative safety of the X-Jet.
* Mr. Universe in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. He is captured [[spoiler:and eventually killed]] by the Operative.
* A good deal of ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' took place in NASA's Houston mission control, and, as in the real event, the operators there were just as much heroes as the astronauts were.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'':
** NEST, a team of humans that coordinate the actions of the Autobots and assist them in combat. Their mission control, in turn, is the Pentagon.
** And a more chilling version, [[EldritchAbomination Soundwave]] is this to the Decepticons by [[ParanoiaFuel attaching himself to a Pentagon satellite]].

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': When
%%* Creator/SethGreen's character, Lyle/"Napster", in the proto X-Men clash against remake of ''Film/TheItalianJob2003''.
* Merlin throughout ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', observing
the Hellfire Club, Charles stays by the wreckage progress of the Blackbird and orders Raven to guard him. He's the only mutant who can restrain Sebastian Shaw (psychically or otherwise), so it's imperative for the mission that Xavier survives. He also gives instructions to Erik as the latter searches for their target.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In ''The Rogue Cut'', the older Professor X telepathically guides Magneto and Iceman
Kingsman recruits through video feeds. Exemplified during the mansion's secret corridors climax [[spoiler:when his hacking helps to impede Valentine's progress and save Eggsy from the relative safety of the X-Jet.
* Mr. Universe in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. He is captured [[spoiler:and eventually killed]] by the Operative.
* A good deal of ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' took place in NASA's Houston mission control, and, as in the real event, the operators there were just as much heroes as the astronauts were.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'':
** NEST, a team of humans that coordinate the actions of the Autobots and assist them in combat. Their mission control, in turn, is the Pentagon.
** And a more chilling version, [[EldritchAbomination Soundwave]] is this to the Decepticons by [[ParanoiaFuel attaching himself to a Pentagon satellite]].
enemy soldiers]].



* Merlin throughout ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', observing the progress of the Kingsman recruits through video feeds. Exemplified during the climax [[spoiler:when his hacking helps to impede Valentine's progress and save Eggsy from enemy soldiers]].
* In ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Stan uses his position as dispatcher to gather address information for Ernie while keeping the cops off his friend's tail.

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* Merlin throughout ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', observing %%* Operators in ''Film/TheMatrix''. In particular, Sparks in the progress of the Kingsman recruits through video feeds. Exemplified during the climax [[spoiler:when his hacking helps to impede Valentine's progress and save Eggsy from enemy soldiers]].
* In ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Stan uses his position as dispatcher to gather address information for Ernie while keeping the cops off his friend's tail.
game ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix''.



%%* Lucius Fox in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Also the GadgeteerGenius.
%%* Operators in ''Film/TheMatrix''. In particular, Sparks in the video game ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix''.

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%%* Lucius Fox * [[TheSmartGuy Riley]] fulfills this role for Ben in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Also the GadgeteerGenius.
%%* Operators in ''Film/TheMatrix''. In particular, Sparks
''Film/NationalTreasure''. He does this again for both Ben and Abigail in the video game ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix''.second movie, and also gets a little more in-the-field time himself.



%%* Creator/SethGreen's character, Lyle/"Napster", in the remake of ''Film/TheItalianJob2003''.
%%* Crease, Whistler, and Mother, from ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''.
%%* Cypher to his son for most of ''Film/AfterEarth''.



* Mr. Universe in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. He is captured [[spoiler:and eventually killed]] by the Operative.
%%* Crease, Whistler, and Mother, from ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'':
** NEST, a team of humans that coordinate the actions of the Autobots and assist them in combat. Their mission control, in turn, is the Pentagon.
** And a more chilling version, [[EldritchAbomination Soundwave]] is this to the Decepticons by [[ParanoiaFuel attaching himself to a Pentagon satellite]].
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': When the proto X-Men clash against the Hellfire Club, Charles stays by the wreckage of the Blackbird and orders Raven to guard him. He's the only mutant who can restrain Sebastian Shaw (psychically or otherwise), so it's imperative for the mission that Xavier survives. He also gives instructions to Erik as the latter searches for their target.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In ''The Rogue Cut'', the older Professor X telepathically guides Magneto and Iceman through the mansion's secret corridors from the relative safety of the X-Jet.



* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's Literature/TheShipWho series, the brainship will serve as a mission control for their mobile "brawn" partner when they leave the confines of the ship.
* Salem from ''Literature/WhatIsThisBlackMagicYouCallScience?'', who also qualifies under MadScientist, DeadpanSnarker, TheVoice [[[spoiler: though his mugshot is revealed in Case 5]]] and DrJerk.
* A rather confusing example from the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': the Creator/TimothyZahn Literature/HandOfThrawn duology features some pirates whose Mission Control is referred to on the radio simply as "Control"... which one would assume is a callsign, but it later turns out that his ''[[MeaningfulName actual name]]'' is Control.
%%* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' has TechnoWizard Foaly.

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's Literature/TheShipWho series, the brainship will serve as a mission control for their mobile "brawn" partner when they leave the confines of the ship.
* Salem from ''Literature/WhatIsThisBlackMagicYouCallScience?'', who also qualifies under MadScientist, DeadpanSnarker, TheVoice [[[spoiler: though his mugshot is revealed in Case 5]]] and DrJerk.
* A rather confusing example from the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': the Creator/TimothyZahn Literature/HandOfThrawn duology features some pirates whose Mission Control is referred to on the radio simply as "Control"... which one would assume is a callsign, but it later turns out that his ''[[MeaningfulName actual name]]'' is Control.
%%*
''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' has Foaly, the TechnoWizard Foaly.of the Lower Elements Police, a centaur and a NonActionGuy. He spends most of his time in his lab, helping the heroes from long-distance with any hacking needed.
* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'' gives us MC, also the VoiceWithAnInternetConnection.



* One story in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' focuses on a downed pilot who is helped through Zombie-infested territory by a mysterious voice on her radio. Later it turns out [[spoiler:her radio was broken the whole time, and her mission control was all in her head.]]



* Literature/{{Domina}} gives us MC, also the VoiceWithAnInternetConnection.



* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TheShipWho'' series, the brainship will serve as a mission control for their mobile "brawn" partner when they leave the confines of the ship.



* A rather confusing example from ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': the Creator/TimothyZahn Literature/HandOfThrawn duology features some pirates whose Mission Control is referred to on the radio simply as "Control"... which one would assume is a callsign, but it later turns out that his ''[[MeaningfulName actual name]]'' is Control.
* Salem from ''Literature/WhatIsThisBlackMagicYouCallScience?'', who also qualifies under MadScientist, DeadpanSnarker, TheVoice [[[spoiler: though his mugshot is revealed in Case 5]]] and DrJerk.
* One story in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' focuses on a downed pilot who is helped through Zombie-infested territory by a mysterious voice on her radio. Later it turns out [[spoiler:her radio was broken the whole time, and her mission control was all in her head.]]



%%* Chloe O'Brien on ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Marshall Flinkmann, of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', usually with any other agents who aren't in the field leaning over his shoulder giving advice.
* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak acts as Mission Control to Team Arrow. In Season 4 she's given the codename "Overwatch".
** ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Dr Wells, Cisco and Caitlin act as mission control for Barry when he is in the field as the Flash. Cisco is the GadgeteerGenius who provides tech solutions, Caitlin has the medical knowledge and Dr Wells is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist with a gift for strategy, so is usually the one coming up with the plans and advising Barry on how best to use his powers for the current situation.
*** The last few episodes of Season 1 see [[spoiler: Iris]] join the STAR Labs team in guiding Barry in the field, and Season 2 introduces [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] and [[spoiler: Earth-2 Harrison Wells]] who at different times fulfil the role that [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne-as-Harrison Wells]] used to provide.
* In the new series of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Dualla usually functions as Mission Control for the battlestar's Vipers once they are deployed. The CAG might perform this function if he is in the Combat Information Centre, unless he himself is flying. Indeed, the entire CIC is basically Mission Control, as are the [=CICs=] of actual warships.
%%* Barbara Gordon/Oracle on ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'', as well as the original comics mentioned below.



* Charlie of Series/CharliesAngels; he never even makes an appearance until the movie adaptation (and even then his face isn't shown on screen).
* Ocassionally Director Jenny Shephard for Tony during the "Le Grenouille" arc of ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Gibbs sometimes does this with his team as well. More often it's [=McGee=].
%%* [[{{UST}} Eric and Nell]] are this on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
%%* Harry Flack from short-lived ''Fortune Hunter''.
%%* Julian Wilkes, and later Frankie Waters, on ''Series/{{Viper}}''.
%%* Roger Rees, on ''M.A.N.T.I.S.''
%%* Theora in ''Series/MaxHeadroom''.
** To a lesser extent, Tina [=McGee=] in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', who was also played by Amanda Pays.
* AI vehicle KITT served this role on ''Series/KnightRider'', except when he'd go into Auto Cruise and drive himself to the rescue.
%%* AI Selma on ''Series/TimeTrax''.
%%* Al (and, by one remove, Ziggy and the other project staff) on ''Series/QuantumLeap''.
* Walt in ''Series/MonsterSquad''. However, in this series, Walt usually leaves mission control to join the monster heroes in the climactic battle.

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* Charlie of Series/CharliesAngels; ''Series/CharliesAngels''; he never even makes an appearance until the movie adaptation (and even then his face isn't shown on screen).
* Ocassionally Director Jenny Shephard for Tony during the "Le Grenouille" arc of ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Gibbs sometimes does this with his team as well. More often it's [=McGee=].
%%* [[{{UST}} Eric and Nell]] are this on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
%%* Harry Flack from short-lived ''Fortune Hunter''.
%%* Julian Wilkes, and later Frankie Waters, on ''Series/{{Viper}}''.
%%* Roger Rees, on ''M.A.N.T.I.S.''
%%* Theora in ''Series/MaxHeadroom''.
** To a lesser extent, Tina [=McGee=] in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', who was also played by Amanda Pays.
* AI vehicle KITT served this role on ''Series/KnightRider'', except when he'd go into Auto Cruise and drive himself to the rescue.
%%* AI Selma on ''Series/TimeTrax''.
%%* Al (and, by one remove, Ziggy and the other project staff) on ''Series/QuantumLeap''.
* Walt in ''Series/MonsterSquad''. However, in this series, Walt usually leaves mission control to join the monster heroes in the climactic battle.
screen).



* Chloe Sullivan from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' adopts the codename "[[ShoutOut Watch]][[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica tower]]" in Season 6 and then on a permanent basis in Season 7 (though she'd been serving as Clark's Mission Control for quite some time before she became this for the rest of the JLA), and the official headquarters is introduced at the very end of Season 8. But as of Season 10, [[spoiler: Tess Mercer]] is the new Watchtower.
%%* Stargate Command in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
%%* Often but not always, Ash on ''Series/{{Hustle}}''.



* Topher's job in ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', although occasionally [=DeWitt=] steps into this role (although more as a strategist than a technical expert).
* It is strongly implied that Robert Lansing's character (named Control, natch) on ''Series/TheEqualizer'' once filled this role while [=McCall=] was at [[GovernmentAgencyofFiction The Agency]], and still occasionally has an odd job for him.
%%* Birkoff on ''Series/LaFemmeNikita''.



* Marshall Flinkmann, of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', usually with any other agents who aren't in the field leaning over his shoulder giving advice.
%%* Chloe O'Brien on ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Starfleet Command never really had much of presence in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' since the various series focus on the whole idea of a group of people cut off from ready assistance. This changes in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' where human deep space travel is just starting, so there are many calls back home; we also get Admiral Forrest as the first Starfleet Command recurring character.
** Also seen in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' but as a subversion. Project Pathfinder actually does very little to get ''Voyager'' home.
* In the new series of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Dualla usually functions as Mission Control for the battlestar's Vipers once they are deployed. The CAG might perform this function if he is in the Combat Information Centre, unless he himself is flying. Indeed, the entire CIC is basically Mission Control, as are the [=CICs=] of actual warships.
* Most seasons of ''PowerRangers'' have their mentor and a techie who can summon the zords.
%%* Barbara Gordon/Oracle on ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'', as well as the original comics mentioned below.
%%* Birkoff on ''Series/LaFemmeNikita''.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Daniel Burroughs, AKA "Lifeguard", a legless Organized Crime Bureau agent who communicates mostly via telephone (posing as Vinnie's "Uncle Mike"). Vinnie calls him daily to pass on and receive information; he also has codewords for when he's in trouble.
%%* Barney Collier on ''Series/MissionImpossible''.
%%* Ianto and Tosh in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
%%* Nate and often Hardison in ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.

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* Marshall Flinkmann, of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', usually with any other agents %%* To a lesser extent, Tina [=McGee=] in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', who aren't in the field leaning over his shoulder giving advice.
%%* Chloe O'Brien on ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Starfleet Command never really had much of presence in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' since the various series focus on the whole idea of a group of people cut off from ready assistance. This changes in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' where human deep space travel is just starting, so there are many calls back home; we
was also get Admiral Forrest as the first Starfleet Command recurring character.
** Also seen in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' but as a subversion. Project Pathfinder actually does very little to get ''Voyager'' home.
* In the new series of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Dualla usually functions as Mission Control for the battlestar's Vipers once they are deployed. The CAG might perform
played by Amanda Pays.
%%* Harry Flack was
this function if he is to Carlton Dial in the Combat Information Centre, unless he himself is flying. Indeed, the entire CIC is basically Mission Control, as are the [=CICs=] of actual warships.
''Series/FortuneHunter''.
* Most seasons of ''PowerRangers'' have their mentor and a techie who can summon the zords.
%%* Barbara Gordon/Oracle on ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'', as well as the original comics mentioned below.
%%* Birkoff on ''Series/LaFemmeNikita''.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Daniel Burroughs, AKA "Lifeguard", a legless Organized Crime Bureau agent who communicates mostly via telephone (posing as Vinnie's "Uncle Mike"). Vinnie calls him daily to pass on and receive information; he also has codewords for when he's in trouble.
%%* Barney Collier on ''Series/MissionImpossible''.
%%* Ianto and Tosh in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
%%* Nate and
''Series/TheGameUKTV'': Daddy often Hardison in ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.instructs Bobby Waterhouse to take this role, Alan also serves as this sometimes.



* The ''Time Tunnel'' had an underground, multistory complex, manned by two scientists and a general.
* In ''Search'', the hi tech detective agency's mission control was manned by an ensemble cast, while the role of field operative switched among a trio.
* It is strongly implied that Robert Lansing's character (named Control, natch) on ''Series/TheEqualizer'' once filled this role while [=McCall=] was at [[GovernmentAgencyofFiction The Agency]], and still occasionally has an odd job for him.
* Jess from ''Series/{{Primeval}}''. While everyone else is out there fighting dinosaurs, she's back at the ARC monitoring the anomaly, tracking the creatures, locking and unlocking doors, and saving everyone's butts.

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%%* Often but not always, Ash on ''Series/{{Hustle}}''.
* The ''Time Tunnel'' had an underground, multistory complex, manned by two scientists AI vehicle KITT served this role on ''Series/KnightRider'', except when he'd go into Auto Cruise and a general.
* In ''Search'',
drive himself to the hi tech detective agency's rescue.
%%* Nate and often Hardison in ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.
%%* Roger Rees, on ''M.A.N.T.I.S.''
%%* Theora in ''Series/MaxHeadroom''.
%%* Barney Collier on ''Series/MissionImpossible''.
* Walt in ''Series/MonsterSquad''. However, in this series, Walt usually leaves
mission control was manned by an ensemble cast, while to join the role monster heroes in the climactic battle.
* Ocassionally Director Jenny Shephard for Tony during the "Le Grenouille" arc
of field operative switched among a trio.
* It is strongly implied that Robert Lansing's character (named Control, natch) on ''Series/TheEqualizer'' once filled
''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Gibbs sometimes does this role while [=McCall=] was at [[GovernmentAgencyofFiction The Agency]], with his team as well. More often it's [=McGee=].
%%* [[{{UST}} Eric
and still occasionally has an odd job for him.
* Jess from ''Series/{{Primeval}}''. While everyone else is out there fighting dinosaurs, she's back at the ARC monitoring the anomaly, tracking the creatures, locking and unlocking doors, and saving everyone's butts.
Nell]] are this on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.



* Topher's job in ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', although occasionally [=DeWitt=] steps into this role (although more as a strategist than a technical expert).
%%* Harry Flack was this to Carlton Dial in ''Series/FortuneHunter''.
* Series/TheGameUKTV: Daddy often instructs Bobby Waterhouse to take this role, Alan also serves as this sometimes.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak acts as Mission Control to Team Arrow. In Season 4 she's given the codename "Overwatch".
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Dr Wells, Cisco and Caitlin act as mission control for Barry when he is in the field as the Flash. Cisco is the GadgeteerGenius who provides tech solutions, Caitlin has the medical knowledge and Dr Wells is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist with a gift for strategy, so is usually the one coming up with the plans and advising Barry on how best to use his powers for the current situation.
** The last few episodes of Season 1 see [[spoiler: Iris]] join the STAR Labs team in guiding Barry in the field, and Season 2 introduces [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] and [[spoiler: Earth-2 Harrison Wells]] who at different times fulfil the role that [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne-as-Harrison Wells]] used to provide.

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* Topher's job in ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', although occasionally [=DeWitt=] steps into this Most seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have their mentor and a techie who can summon the zords.
* Jess from ''Series/{{Primeval}}''. While everyone else is out there fighting dinosaurs, she's back at the ARC monitoring the anomaly, tracking the creatures, locking and unlocking doors, and saving everyone's butts.
%%* Al (and, by one remove, Ziggy and the other project staff) on ''Series/QuantumLeap''.
* In ''Series/{{Search}}'', the hi tech detective agency's mission control was manned by an ensemble cast, while the
role (although more of field operative switched among a trio.
* Chloe Sullivan from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' adopts the codename "[[ShoutOut Watch]][[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica tower]]" in Season 6 and then on a permanent basis in Season 7 (though she'd been serving
as a strategist than a technical expert).
%%* Harry Flack was this to Carlton Dial in ''Series/FortuneHunter''.
* Series/TheGameUKTV: Daddy often instructs Bobby Waterhouse to take this role, Alan also serves as this sometimes.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak acts as
Clark's Mission Control to Team Arrow. In Season 4 she's given the codename "Overwatch".
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Dr Wells, Cisco and Caitlin act as mission control
for Barry when he is in the field as the Flash. Cisco is the GadgeteerGenius who provides tech solutions, Caitlin has the medical knowledge and Dr Wells is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist with a gift for strategy, so is usually the one coming up with the plans and advising Barry on how best to use his powers quite some time before she became this for the current situation.
** The last few episodes
rest of the JLA), and the official headquarters is introduced at the very end of Season 1 see 8. But as of Season 10, [[spoiler: Iris]] join Tess Mercer]] is the STAR Labs team new Watchtower.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Stargate Command serves this function, primarily by marshalling resources and arranging backup when the heroes need it.
* Starfleet Command never really had much of presence
in guiding Barry ''Franchise/StarTrek'' since the various series focus on the whole idea of a group of people cut off from ready assistance. This changes in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' where human deep space travel is just starting, so there are many calls back home; we also get Admiral Forrest as the first Starfleet Command recurring character.
** Also seen in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' but as a subversion. Project Pathfinder actually does very little to get ''Voyager'' home.
%%* AI Selma on ''Series/TimeTrax''.
* ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' had an underground, multistory complex, manned by two scientists and a general.
* Ianto and Tosh from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' are the NonActionGuy and the techie respectively, so they usually stay
in the field, Hub and Season 2 introduces [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] give the others intel. They ''can'' fight, if necessary.
%%* Julian Wilkes,
and [[spoiler: Earth-2 Harrison Wells]] later Frankie Waters, on ''Series/{{Viper}}''.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Daniel Burroughs, AKA "Lifeguard", a legless Organized Crime Bureau agent
who at different times fulfil the role that [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne-as-Harrison Wells]] used communicates mostly via telephone (posing as Vinnie's "Uncle Mike"). Vinnie calls him daily to provide.pass on and receive information; he also has codewords for when he's in trouble.



* Wade Lode from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Only met Kim in person once during the first three seasons of series, and was otherwise an Internet friend. Also had an impersonator moment. In the {{Uncanceled}} fourth season, he started appearing in person with some regularity (to Ron's initial startlement).

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* Wade Lode from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Only met Kim [[OlderAndWiser Original Batman]] Bruce Wayne in person once during ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' serves as one to Terry, the first three seasons of series, current Batman. Bruce hangs back in the Batcave, using the Bat-Computer and was otherwise an Internet friend. Also had an impersonator moment. In the {{Uncanceled}} fourth season, he started appearing cameras in person with some regularity (to Ron's initial startlement).Terry's suit to help provide exposition and combat advice.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCentsables'': TheFaceless human Buck much like a good guy version of [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] who helps out via long distance communications, [[TechnoWizard forensic accounting, data-mining ,and laboratory deductions]].



* In later seasons, J'onn J'onnz takes on this role on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', stationing himself in the Watchtower and coordinating efforts of the entire league. Overlapped with WarriorTherapist, as he tended to select team members who would learn AnAesop in the course of the mission. Eventually, Diana points out that the job has become his life and he hasn't actually gone planet-side in ages. He steps down to try and rediscover humanity, letting Mister Terrific take over coordination.
* 'Berto on ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''. Also a [[TheLabRat Lab Rat]], and had an impersonator moment.

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* In later seasons, J'onn J'onnz takes on this role on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', stationing himself in ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub'', Dotty is relegated to the Watchtower and coordinating efforts club's mission control on account of being the entire league. Overlapped youngest since she's 13, but at least she makes the most of it since she's a whiz with WarriorTherapist, as he tended to select team members who would learn AnAesop in the course of the mission. Eventually, Diana points out that the job has become his life base's electronics and he hasn't actually gone planet-side in ages. He steps down to try and rediscover humanity, letting Mister Terrific take over coordination.
* 'Berto on ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''. Also a [[TheLabRat Lab Rat]], and had an impersonator moment.
forensic equipment.



* [[OlderAndWiser Original Batman]] Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' serves as one to Terry, the current Batman. Bruce hangs back in the Batcave, using the Bat-Computer and the cameras in Terry's suit to help provide exposition and combat advice.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub'', Dotty is relegated to the club's mission control on account of being the youngest since she's 13, but at least she makes the most of it since she's a whiz with the base's electronics and forensic equipment.
%%* Commissioner Stress in the ''Pith Possum'' segments of ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[NonActionGuy Mal Duncan]] seems to have taken on the role of mission control for the team. Sometimes others will step into the role for the episode, usually either Batman or later, Nightwing.



* In later seasons, J'onn J'onnz takes on this role on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', stationing himself in the Watchtower and coordinating efforts of the entire league. Overlapped with WarriorTherapist, as he tended to select team members who would learn AnAesop in the course of the mission. Eventually, Diana points out that the job has become his life and he hasn't actually gone planet-side in ages. He steps down to try and rediscover humanity, letting Mister Terrific take over coordination.
* Wade Lode from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Only met Kim in person once during the first three seasons of the series, and was otherwise an Internet friend. Also had an impersonator moment. In the {{Uncanceled}} fourth season, he started appearing in person with some regularity (to Ron's initial startlement).
* 'Berto on ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''. Also a [[TheLabRat Lab Rat]], and had an impersonator moment.
* The Mayor on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a direct line to the girls from his office. He usually calls if it's serious, but once in awhile it'll be for something quite mundane, like opening a pickle jar.
%%* Commissioner Stress in the ''Pith Possum'' segments of ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheCentsables'': TheFaceless human Buck much like a good guy version of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] who helps out via long distance communications, [[TechnoWizard forensic accounting, data-mining ,and laboratory deductions]].
* The Mayor on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a direct line to the girls from his office. He usually calls if it's serious but once in awhile it'll be for something quite mundane, like opening a pickle jar.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCentsables'': TheFaceless human Buck much like a good guy version of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] who helps out via long distance communications, [[TechnoWizard forensic accounting, data-mining ,and laboratory deductions]].
* The Mayor on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a direct line to
In the girls from his office. He second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[NonActionGuy Mal Duncan]] seems to have taken on the role of mission control for the team. Sometimes others will step into the role for the episode, usually calls if it's serious but once in awhile it'll be for something quite mundane, like opening a pickle jar.either Batman or later, Nightwing.
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* Professor E Gadd in ''[[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]'', who communicates to Luigi through the Game Boy Horror and gives tutorials/turns ghosts into paintings between areas. He retains this role in [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon the sequel]], where he warps Luigi from his lab to the mansions he has to visit and back, and communicates with him through a Dual Scream ([[NintendoDS Get it ?]]).

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* Professor E Gadd in ''[[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]'', who communicates to Luigi through the Game Boy Horror and gives tutorials/turns ghosts into paintings between areas. He retains this role in [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon the sequel]], where he warps Luigi from his lab to the mansions he has to visit and back, and communicates with him through a Dual Scream ([[NintendoDS ([[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS Get it ?]]).
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** The GameMod for ''Deus Ex'', ''TheNamelessMod'' has either Evil Invasion or That Guy filling in on this role, depending on your choice of a faction.

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** The GameMod for ''Deus Ex'', ''TheNamelessMod'' ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod'' has either Evil Invasion or That Guy filling in on this role, depending on your choice of a faction.
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