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6th May '16 9:48:24 AM Hanz
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* In ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', [[spoiler:Wei Shen becomes a Red Pole in the Sun On Yee after Winston is killed. While he doesn't reach the top of the Sun On Yee overall, he's still this trope for the subsidiary Water Street Boys gang, making him one of the most powerful people in the Triad hierarchy, and if he had wanted to and found support, he could have moved to become Dragon Head. Ultimately however, he goes back to being a cop and the new Triad boss lets him walk away due to him being instrumental in her rise to power.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', [[spoiler:Wei Shen becomes a Red Pole in the Sun On Yee after Winston is killed. While he doesn't reach the top of the Sun On Yee overall, he's still this trope for the subsidiary Water Street Boys gang, making him one of the most powerful people in the Triad hierarchy, and if he had wanted to and found support, he could have moved to become Dragon Head. Ultimately however, he goes back to being a cop and the new Triad boss lets him walk away due to him being instrumental in out of respect for eliminating her rise to power.enemies.]]
30th Apr '16 5:20:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In one Season 4 story arc, [[spoiler: Anakin is called away to a Jedi meeting in the middle of a battle. His unit is temporarily commanded by Master Krell. Krell has secretly fallen to the Dark Side. He intentionally gives his troops reckless orders that get them killed, and at one point even tricks two groups of clones into shooting at each other before he is found out. It should be noted that Krell has not yet linked up with the Sith. He's hoping to get Count Dooku's attention by sabotaging the operation on Umbara so that he will be picked as Dooku's apprentice. He doesn't know that Dooku himself is the apprentice to Darth Sidious, AKA Republic Chancellor Palpatine (see above)]].

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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In one Season 4 story arc, [[spoiler: Anakin is called away to a Jedi meeting in the middle of a battle. His unit is temporarily commanded by Master Krell. Krell has secretly fallen to the Dark Side. He intentionally gives his troops reckless orders that get them killed, and at one point even tricks two groups of clones into shooting at each other before he is found out. It should be noted that Krell has not yet linked up with the Sith. He's hoping to get Count Dooku's attention by sabotaging the operation on Umbara so that he will be picked as Dooku's apprentice. He doesn't know that Dooku himself is the apprentice to Darth Sidious, AKA Republic Chancellor Palpatine (see above)]].



* In an episode of ''CaptainPlanet'' Gaia gets body-switched with one of the bad guys, leaving one of them to run her organisation and Gaia to "run" the bad guy organisation (by tricking them into acting in eco-friendly ways).

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* In an episode of ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' Gaia gets body-switched with one of the bad guys, leaving one of them to run her organisation and Gaia to "run" the bad guy organisation (by tricking them into acting in eco-friendly ways).
18th Apr '16 6:08:06 AM GrigorII
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Simply put, this is when TheMole (or ReverseMole) somehow ascends to the position of actually running the organization he, she, or it has infiltrated. In effect, they try to cause the organization or group to self-destruct, or [[BecomingTheMask they go completely drunk on the power this new position gives them and corrupts it to their own purposes]]. A popular variant these days is to let the heroes wind up in charge of the NebulousEvilOrganization they've been fighting, where they try to steer legions of PsychoForHire types to good ends... usually with mixed results.

Unlike LesCollaborateurs, the Mole In Charge keeps those loyalties secret.

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Simply put, this is when TheMole (or ReverseMole) somehow ascends to the position of actually running the organization he, she, or it has infiltrated. In effect, they try to cause the organization or group to self-destruct, work for their agenda, or [[BecomingTheMask they go completely drunk on the power this new position gives them and corrupts it to their own purposes]]. A popular variant these days is to let the heroes wind up in charge of the NebulousEvilOrganization they've been fighting, where they try to steer legions of PsychoForHire types to good ends... usually with mixed results.

Unlike LesCollaborateurs, the Mole In Charge keeps those loyalties secret.
secret. He does not need to be the single mole in the organization, there may be many others at strategic locations within it. This gives the hero a big problem, because some members of the organization '''are''' what they are supposed to be, and others are villains who [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse Look Just Like Everyone Else]]. By force, the hero goes paranoid at any given member of the organization, unable to know if he's one of the good or bad guys.
30th Jan '16 11:17:23 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'': Det. John Lake and Det. Andre Daniels are the lead detectives on the Detroit Police Department's investigation of crime boss Antoine Vallon. In reality, both of them are [[CorruptCop corrupt cops]] working for Vallon to cover up the latter's crimes while helping his gang steal military grade firearms from the DPD's weapons locker. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Karen Dean, the Detroit Chef of Police, is on Vallon's payroll as well.]]

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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'': Det. John Lake and Det. Andre Daniels are the lead detectives on the Detroit Police Department's investigation of crime Crime boss Antoine Vallon. In reality, both of them are [[CorruptCop corrupt cops]] working for Vallon to cover up has both the latter's crimes while helping his gang steal military grade firearms from the DPD's weapons locker. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Karen Dean, lead DPD detectives investigating him, [[spoiler:as well as the Detroit Chef Chief of Police, is Police]] on Vallon's payroll as well.]]his payroll.
24th Jan '16 6:22:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Batman ultimately ends up accepting Ra's Al Ghul's offer to become his heir, and turns his terrorist organization into a world-spanning anti-crime unit.
* In ''{{Superman}}: [[ComicBook/NewKrypton World of New Krypton]]'', General Zod is severely injured before he can unleash his plan to invade Earth. While he recovers, the supreme commander of New Krypton's military forces is ... Commander Kal-El. Kryptonian foreign policy suddenly becomes a lot more diplomatic; unfortunately, it's temporary.

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* In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Batman ultimately ends up accepting Ra's Al Ghul's offer to become his heir, and turns his terrorist organization into a world-spanning anti-crime unit.
* In ''{{Superman}}: ''Franchise/{{Superman}}: [[ComicBook/NewKrypton World of New Krypton]]'', General Zod is severely injured before he can unleash his plan to invade Earth. While he recovers, the supreme commander of New Krypton's military forces is ... Commander Kal-El. Kryptonian foreign policy suddenly becomes a lot more diplomatic; unfortunately, it's temporary.
17th Jan '16 6:10:05 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Though that was ''after'' [[spoiler: he had built up his empire]] as a self-defense measure. A better example is [[spoiler: Sullivan]], Frank's mole in the State Police, who's put in charge of finding the mole in the State police.

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** Though that was ''after'' [[spoiler: he had built up his empire]] as a self-defense measure. A better example is [[spoiler: Sullivan]], Colin Sullivan, Frank's mole in the State Police, who's put and the head of a special Task Force in charge of finding the mole in the State police.
3rd Jan '16 9:09:26 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'': Det. John Lake and Det. Andre Daniels are the lead detectives on the Detroit Police Department's investigation of crime boss Antoine Vallon. In reality, both of them are [[CorruptCop corrupt cops]] working for Vallon to cover up the latter's crimes while helping his gang steal military grade firearms from the DPD's weapons locker. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Karen Dean, the Detroit Chef of Police, is on Vallon's payroll as well.]]
1st Dec '15 2:25:39 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler: Plutarch Heavensbee]] is the Head Gamemaker for the 75th Hunger Games.[[spoiler: And a key member of LaResistance.]]
18th Nov '15 11:13:08 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': After Iron Man and Black Panther leave the team, [[spoiler: Skrull Captain America]] takes charge.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': After Iron Man and Black Panther leave the team, [[spoiler: Skrull Captain America]] takes charge.
7th Nov '15 8:42:41 PM nombretomado
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* One ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' story had the RedSkull become the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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* One ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' story had the RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull become the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
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