History Main / MoleInCharge

8th Oct '17 8:23:02 AM Will
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevno_Azef Yevno Azef]], head of the Socialist Revolutionary Party's Combat Organisation in pre-revolutionary Russia, was also a double agent in the employ of the Okhrana. He got the top job by selling out his predecessor, who was arrested and sentenced to death (but escaped by hiding in a barrel of cabbages).



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevno_Azef Yevno Azef]], head of the Socialist Revolutionary Party's Combat Organisation in pre-revolutionary Russia, was also a double agent in the employ of the Okhrana. He got the top job by selling out his predecessor, who was arrested and sentenced to death (but escaped by hiding in a barrel of cabbages).

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevno_Azef Yevno Azef]], head of the Socialist Revolutionary Party's Combat Organisation in pre-revolutionary Russia, was also a double agent in the employ of the Okhrana. He got the top job by selling out his predecessor, who was arrested and sentenced to death (but escaped by hiding in a barrel of cabbages).
8th Oct '17 8:22:39 AM Will
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevno_Azef Yevno Azef]], head of the Socialist Revolutionary Party's Combat Organisation in pre-revolutionary Russia, was also a double agent in the employ of the Okhrana. He got the top job by selling out his predecessor, who was arrested and sentenced to death (but escaped by hiding in a barrel of cabbages).
19th Sep '17 4:40:24 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock 2}}'', Sophia Lamb put [[spoiler: Stanley Poole]] in control of Dionysus Park, her sanctum. He was Andrew Ryan's spy all along.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock 2}}'', Sophia Sofia Lamb put [[spoiler: Stanley Poole]] in control of Dionysus Park, her sanctum. He was Andrew Ryan's spy all along.
29th Aug '17 10:16:51 PM Qrow
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* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'': [[spoiler: It turns out at the end that the mysterious "Fifth Horsemen" giving the main character their orders, was Dylan Rhodes, a.k.a. Dylan Shrike, the [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist FBI agent]] who had been trying to capture them the entire movie.]]
21st Aug '17 4:48:08 PM rjd1922
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* King Bradley from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the Führer and General of the Army of Amestris. Secretly, he's the homunculus Wrath (Pride in the 2003 anime) and he's working for Father (Dante in the 2003 anime). In the manga, Father's agents have controlled the highest offices of the country [[ExaggeratedTrope for its entire 400 year history]] because ''[[AbusivePrecursors he founded it himself]]''.

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* King Bradley from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the Führer and General of the Army of Amestris. Secretly, he's the homunculus Wrath (Pride in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime) anime]]) and he's working for Father (Dante in the 2003 anime). In the manga, Father's agents have controlled the highest offices of the country [[ExaggeratedTrope for its entire 400 year history]] because ''[[AbusivePrecursors he founded it himself]]''.
11th Aug '17 10:44:52 PM SSJMagus
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** Stussy is the leader of a very popular red-light district and a major figure in the global underworld. She is also [[spoiler:a high-ranking government agent who uses her power and influence in the underworld to make contact with other highly influential criminals and arrest them.]]

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** Stussy is the leader of a very popular red-light district and a major figure in the global underworld. She is also [[spoiler:a high-ranking government agent who uses her power and influence in the underworld to make contact with other highly influential criminals and arrest them. Or assassinate them, depending on the circumstances.]]
14th Jul '17 5:53:02 AM Kereea1
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has this occur in season three with [[spoiler: Agent Kallus]] as the new Fulcrum due to a HeelFaceTurn. Their high rank in the empire's Lothal garrison, specifically as an [[spoiler: intelligence agent]] makes them a valuable ally, however this was also the season Grand Admiral Thrawn was put in charge of the Lothal situation and Governor Pryce took more of a commanding role, limiting Fulcrum's abilities making it closer to a "mole who would have been in charge if higher-ups hadn't gotten involved."
12th Jul '17 11:15:41 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Vergo, a member of the Donquixote Pirates, infiltrates the marines and ends up becoming a Vice Admiral, the third highest rank in the organization, with a military base and hundreds of men under his direct control.

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Vergo, a member of the Donquixote Pirates, infiltrates the marines and ends up becoming a Vice Admiral, the third highest rank in the organization, with a military base and hundreds of men under his direct control.control.
** Stussy is the leader of a very popular red-light district and a major figure in the global underworld. She is also [[spoiler:a high-ranking government agent who uses her power and influence in the underworld to make contact with other highly influential criminals and arrest them.]]
5th Jul '17 2:51:16 AM ZombieAladdin
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** In addition, in the episode "Amplification," the BAU is looking for someone who unleashed an anthrax attack onto a group of people in a park. The person who did it turns out to be a [[spoiler:high-ranking researcher for a government anti-terrorism agency. He unleashed the attack because he wanted the American populace to take terrorism more seriously and to demonstrate vulnerabilities in his agency's methods.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:24:00 AM ChaoticNovelist
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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.

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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 One variant these days is to let for the heroes to 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.



This sometimes overlaps with GoodRunningEvil. A common cause of DividedWeFall, since other subordinates don't realize it, and the requirement for the RagtagBunchOfMisfits to save the day. Sometimes overlaps with HiredToHuntYourself. May lead to the Mole in question RunningBothSides.

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This sometimes overlaps with GoodRunningEvil. A common cause of DividedWeFall, since other subordinates don't realize it, and the requirement for the RagtagBunchOfMisfits to save the day. Sometimes it overlaps with HiredToHuntYourself. May lead to the Mole in question RunningBothSides.



* ''Film/TheDeparted'': [[spoiler:Frank Costello]] is an [[spoiler:FBI informant]].
** Though that was ''after'' [[spoiler: he had built up his empire]] as a self-defense measure. A better example is Colin Sullivan, Frank's mole in the State Police, and the head of a special Task Force in charge of finding the mole in the State police.

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* ''Film/TheDeparted'': [[spoiler:Frank Costello]] is an [[spoiler:FBI informant]].
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informant]]. Though that was ''after'' [[spoiler: he had built up his empire]] as a self-defense measure. A better example is Colin Sullivan, Frank's mole in the State Police, and the head of a special Task Force in charge of finding the mole in the State police.
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