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* In ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' this turns out to be a typical Evronian tactic to deal with planets that may actually pose a threat to an invasion force: infiltrate ShapeShifter {{Super Soldier}}s into the appropriate position of power, and then attack the moment the mole has lowered the defenses. They applied this tactic against Xerba (the mole had replaced a government member and cast the decisive vote that led to [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill the Xerbians signing the commercial treaty with Evron that led to them temporarily deactivating their orbital defenses, allowing the Evronians to destroy them and overrun the planet with a sudden attack]]) and Earth (they infiltrated Grrodon in the place of a [[Area51 Dept. 51]] officer planning to have him rise the ranks, only for him to be outed as a spy and imprisoned. They never found out he was an Evronian). The reboot also had them apply the tactic against Earth, neutralizing all nuclear arsenals and throwing the militaries into chaos right before their invasion.
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* Alfred Redl was the most devastating spy [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]] ever had, giving TsaristRussia virtually every scrap of data he could get his hands on to the point where by the time he was found out and forced to commit suicide, over a year of preparation did not even start to repair the damage by the time UsefulNotes/WorldWarI started. Redl's role? Director of Austro-Hungarian intelligence!

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* Alfred Redl was the most devastating spy [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]] ever had, giving TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia virtually every scrap of data he could get his hands on to the point where by the time he was found out and forced to commit suicide, over a year of preparation did not even start to repair the damage by the time UsefulNotes/WorldWarI started. Redl's role? Director of Austro-Hungarian intelligence!
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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 overlaps with HiredToHuntHimself. 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 overlaps with HiredToHuntHimself.HiredToHuntYourself. May lead to the Mole in question RunningBothSides.
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* ''Cambridge Spies'' and all other retellings of the story of Kim Philby and his colleagues, Communist agents who rose to the top ranks of MI5.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', this turns out to be the case with [[spoiler: S.H.I.E.L.D In the present day. Alexander Pierce, Fury's direct superior, is HYDRA.]]
* ''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.
* [[spoiler: Nikolai]] pulls this off by the end of ''Film/EasternPromises''.



* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, Senator Palpatine becomes Chancellor of the Republic and [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] is the mastermind behind [[Film/ThePhantomMenace the invasion of Naboo]] and [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the Separatist Crisis]], which turns into [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Wars]]. [[spoiler:They're the same person, whose ultimate goal is the downfall of the Republic and destruction of the Jedi Order, to be replaced with his own Empire. [[TheBadGuyWins This succeeds.]]]] It then evolves into the conflict of the Galactic Civil War in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI).
* [[spoiler: Nikolai]] pulls this off by the end of ''Film/EasternPromises''.
* ''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.
* In ''Film/SmokinAces'' it's revealed that the leader of the mob is really [[spoiler: an FBI agent who was burned by his handlers and had to become a criminal for real to survive, eventually rising up the ranks to the top position]].
* In ''Film/{{Salt}}'', the ending strongly suggests that [[spoiler: the President dies from his wounds, and the Vice President who ascends to succeed him is another Russian sleeper agent.]] There's also the fact that [[spoiler: the CIA agent in charge of hunting down the sleepers is actually a sleeper himself.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, Senator Palpatine becomes Chancellor of the Republic and [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] This is the mastermind behind [[Film/ThePhantomMenace the invasion of Naboo]] and [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the Separatist Crisis]], which turns into [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Wars]]. [[spoiler:They're the same person, whose ultimate goal is the downfall of the Republic and destruction of the Jedi Order, to be replaced with his own Empire. [[TheBadGuyWins This succeeds.]]]] It then evolves into the conflict of the Galactic Civil War villain's objective in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI).
*
''{{Film/Headhunters}}''. [[spoiler: Nikolai]] pulls this off by Clas needs to land the end of ''Film/EasternPromises''.
* ''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,
job at Pathfinder to secure their technology and the head of a special Task Force in charge of finding the mole in the State police.
sell it to an American company.]]
* In ''Film/SmokinAces'' it's revealed that ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', [[spoiler:Arthur, the leader oldest and most senior of the mob Kingsmen]], is really [[spoiler: an FBI agent who was burned by his handlers and had secretly one of Valentine's willing converts.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', M brings the titular league together on the premise that he needs their help
to become bring down The Fantom, a renowned criminal for mastermind. In reality, M is one of The Fantom's alter-egos, and his real to survive, eventually rising up reason for recruiting the ranks league was to the top position]].
* In ''Film/{{Salt}}'', the ending strongly suggests that [[spoiler: the President dies
steal from the members who had superpowers ([[Literature/{{Dracula}} Mina Harker's]] vampire blood, a skin sample from the Invisible Man, and [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Jekyll's]] SuperSerum), duplicate their effects to add to his wounds, and arsenal, then kill off the Vice President who ascends to succeed him is another Russian sleeper agent.]] There's also the fact that [[spoiler: the CIA agent entire league in charge of hunting down the sleepers is actually a sleeper himself.]]one swift blow.



* ''Cambridge Spies'' and all other retellings of the story of Kim Philby and his colleagues, Communist agents who rose to the top ranks of MI5.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', M brings the titular league together on the premise that he needs their help to bring down The Fantom, a renowned criminal mastermind. In reality, M is one of The Fantom's alter-egos, and his real reason for recruiting the league was to steal from the members who had superpowers ([[Literature/{{Dracula}} Mina Harker's]] vampire blood, a skin sample from the Invisible Man, and [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Jekyll's]] SuperSerum), duplicate their effects to add to his arsenal, then kill off the entire league in one swift blow.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', this turns out to be the case with [[spoiler: S.H.I.E.L.D In the present day. Alexander Pierce, Fury's direct superior, is HYDRA.]]
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', [[spoiler:Arthur, the oldest and most senior of the Kingsmen]], is secretly one of Valentine's willing converts.



* In ''Film/{{Salt}}'', the ending strongly suggests that [[spoiler: the President dies from his wounds, and the Vice President who ascends to succeed him is another Russian sleeper agent.]] There's also the fact that [[spoiler: the CIA agent in charge of hunting down the sleepers is actually a sleeper himself.]]
* In ''Film/SmokinAces'' it's revealed that the leader of the mob is really [[spoiler: an FBI agent who was burned by his handlers and had to become a criminal for real to survive, eventually rising up the ranks to the top position]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In the prequel trilogy, Senator Palpatine becomes Chancellor of the Republic and [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] is the mastermind behind [[Film/ThePhantomMenace the invasion of Naboo]] and [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the Separatist Crisis]], which turns into [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Wars]]. They're the same person, whose ultimate goal is the downfall of the Republic and destruction of the Jedi Order, to be replaced with his own Empire. [[TheBadGuyWins This succeeds.]] It then evolves into the conflict of the Galactic Civil War in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI).



* ''[[TheQuestForKarla Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy]]'' by JohnLeCarre does this, [[spoiler:more or less. TheMole is nominally the number 2 member of the organization, but actually in control of it.]] It was inspired by the unearthing of the Cambridge Five, who included Kim Philby (see below).
** ''TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold'' does the same thing, [[spoiler:in reverse]]. Although he technically isn't the ''top'' [[spoiler:man in the Stasi, Mundt is the highest-ranking East German intelligence officer who appears in the story]] and it turns out that he'd been turned years prior to the events of the book.

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* ''[[TheQuestForKarla Tinker, Creator/JohnLeCarre's ''Literature/TheQuestForKarla'': ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy]]'' by JohnLeCarre does this, [[spoiler:more or less. TheMole is nominally the number 2 member of the organization, but actually in control of it.]] It was inspired by the unearthing of the Cambridge Five, who included Kim Philby (see below).
** ''TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold'' ''Literature/TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold'' does the same thing, [[spoiler:in reverse]]. Although he technically isn't the ''top'' [[spoiler:man in the Stasi, Mundt is the highest-ranking East German intelligence officer who appears in the story]] and it turns out that he'd been turned years prior to the events of the book.



* This happens on ''Series/{{Alias}}'' at least once every thirty seconds. [[spoiler:Between the "real" nature of SD-6, the loyalties of Derevko, the actions of Sark and the constant flip-flopping of characters between the CIA and other organizations... heck, there are even situations where a mole infiltrates an organization, rises to the top, then stages the infiltration of the organization they were moling for in the first place!]]



* Subverted in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' episode "Free For All". Number 6 is elected to the position of Number 2, technically putting him in charge of the Village, but it turns out to be a cruel trick to break his mind.
* One episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' revolved around the revelation that a former head of MI5 had, during his time in office, been a Russian agent.

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* Subverted in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "Free For All". Number 6 [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], [[spoiler: Julian Beckers, Belgium's Foreign Minister]] is elected to the position of Number 2, technically putting him in charge of the Village, but it turns out revealed to be a cruel trick to break his mind.
Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} agent.
* One episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' revolved around This happens on ''Series/{{Alias}}'' at least once every thirty seconds. [[spoiler:Between the revelation that a former head "real" nature of MI5 had, during his time SD-6, the loyalties of Derevko, the actions of Sark and the constant flip-flopping of characters between the CIA and other organizations... heck, there are even situations where a mole infiltrates an organization, rises to the top, then stages the infiltration of the organization they were moling for in office, been a Russian agent.the first place!]]



* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan is this [[DoubleAgent twice over]] -- hired by the Clark government to spite the Minbari because of their perception of him as a war criminal, but actually a highly placed member of LaResistance, sent to determine the B5 crew's loyalty or lack thereof to the increasingly fascist EarthGov.
* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Gara Singh is chief agent in the Caprica Global Defense Department and leader of the Soldiers of the One monotheistic terrorists on Caprica.
* In ''Series/CasesOfTheFirstDepartment'', technician Strompf is kicked off the department when Maj. Kozak finds out that he's the bastard selling tips to TV. However, Strompf blackmailed Maj. Korejs (head of the department) who gives him great references, so the mole gets hired by Internal Affairs. He later tries to destroy some of his former colleagues out of spite and is put in charge to investigate Maj. Kozak who is suspected of getting around a warrant search.
* In the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episodes "Pandora" and "Linchpin" the villain is the second-in-command agent of a CIA operation. [[spoiler: Strike that it was really the number one in command and she framed him. It further turns out she was a KGB agent who infiltrated the CIA just as the USSR went under and was thus a double mole.]]
* Lena Smith in ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}''.
* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' the BAU team have been called in by the CIA to find a mole in their ranks, [[spoiler:the mole was the Deputy Director.]]
* Scorpius from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is in charge of the Peacekeeper's wormhole weaponization project while being a double agent for the Scarens. Except, it turns out Scorpius isn't ''really'' working for the Scarrens. He just lets them think that he is for as long as he can, so that he can develop wormhole weapons with which to destroy them.



* Scorpius from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is in charge of the Peacekeeper's wormhole weaponization project while being a double agent for the Scarens. Except, it turns out Scorpius isn't ''really'' working for the Scarrens. He just lets them think that he is for as long as he can, so that he can develop wormhole weapons with which to destroy them.
* On ''Series/{{Intelligence 2006}}'', a seasons-spanning storyline involved the discovery of a CIA mole in the highest echelons of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and its fallout.
* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'' the BAU team have been called in by the CIA to find a mole in their ranks, [[spoiler:the mole was the Deputy Director.]]
* In ''Series/TheHour'' , the rumoured Soviet mole in Creator/TheBBC ultimately turns out to be [[spoiler:Clarence]].



* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Gara Singh is chief agent in the Caprica Global Defense Department and leader of the Soldiers of the One monotheistic terrorists on Caprica.
* Happens twice in TheSandbaggers complete with references to Philby. [[spoiler: Burnside makes sure they are both killed.]]
* Lena Smith in ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}''.
* In Series/{{Castle}} episodes Pandora and Linchpin the villain is the second-in-command agent of a CIA operation. [[spoiler: Strike that it was really the number one in command and she framed him. It further turns out she was a KGB agent who infiltrated the CIA just as the USSR went under and was thus a double mole.]]
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E16InterArmaEnimSilentLeges Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]" has this as a major twist that changes your perception of the events of the episode: [[spoiler:Koval, the chairman of the Tal Shiar (the Romulan intelligence organization) and staunch opponent of the Federation-Romulan alliance against the Dominion turns out to have been a Federation agent all along. The entire thing was a plot to remove a less reliable Senator from power and lend additional force to Koval's turn to supporting the alliance.]]
* In ''Series/CasesOfTheFirstDepartment'', technician Strompf is kicked off the department when Maj. Kozak finds out that he's the bastard selling tips to TV. However, Strompf blackmailed Maj. Korejs (head of the department) who gives him great references, so the mole gets hired by Internal Affairs. He later tries to destroy some of his former colleagues out of spite and is put in charge to investigate Maj. Kozak who is suspected of getting around a warrant search.

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* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Gara Singh is chief agent in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', the Caprica Global Defense Department Watchers have a research division that's dedicated to finding Methos, the legendary [[TheOlderImmortal first Immortal]]. The lead researcher ''is'' Methos, and leader of the Soldiers of the One monotheistic terrorists on Caprica.
* Happens twice in TheSandbaggers complete with references to Philby. [[spoiler: Burnside makes sure
guarantees that they are both killed.]]
* Lena Smith in ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}''.
never find him.
* In Series/{{Castle}} episodes Pandora and Linchpin ''Series/TheHour'' , the villain is the second-in-command agent of a CIA operation. [[spoiler: Strike that it was really the number one rumoured Soviet mole in command and she framed him. It further turns out she was a KGB agent who infiltrated the CIA just as the USSR went under and was thus a double mole.]]
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E16InterArmaEnimSilentLeges Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]" has this as a major twist that changes your perception of the events of the episode: [[spoiler:Koval, the chairman of the Tal Shiar (the Romulan intelligence organization) and staunch opponent of the Federation-Romulan alliance against the Dominion
Creator/TheBBC ultimately turns out to have been be [[spoiler:Clarence]].
* On ''Series/{{Intelligence 2006}}'',
a Federation agent all along. The entire thing was a plot to remove a less reliable Senator from power and lend additional force to Koval's turn to supporting seasons-spanning storyline involved the alliance.]]
* In ''Series/CasesOfTheFirstDepartment'', technician Strompf is kicked off
discovery of a CIA mole in the department when Maj. Kozak finds out that he's the bastard selling tips to TV. However, Strompf blackmailed Maj. Korejs (head highest echelons of the department) who gives him great references, so the mole gets hired by Internal Affairs. He later tries to destroy some of his former colleagues out of spite Canadian Security Intelligence Service and is put in charge to investigate Maj. Kozak who is suspected of getting around a warrant search. its fallout.



* ''Series/MacGyver2016'' has [[spoiler: Patricia Thorton, who was trying to stop Mac from finding out about Nikki being a deep cover agent trying to expose Patricia.]]
* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': [[spoiler:It turns out in "The Ninth Circle" that CIA Director Munsey is part of a RenegadeSplinterFaction trying for regime change in Iran to stop them from getting the bomb, rather than let Liz and President Dalton's peace talks run their course.]]



* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan is this [[DoubleAgent twice over]] -- hired by the Clark government to spite the Minbari because of their perception of him as a war criminal, but actually a highly placed member of LaResistance, sent to determine the B5 crew's loyalty or lack thereof to the increasingly fascist EarthGov.
* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': [[spoiler:It turns out in "The Ninth Circle" that CIA Director Munsey is part of a RenegadeSplinterFaction trying for regime change in Iran to stop them from getting the bomb, rather than let Liz and President Dalton's peace talks run their course.]]
* This is the villain's objective in ''{{Film/Headhunters}}''. [[spoiler: Clas needs to land the job at Pathfinder to secure their technology and sell it to an American company.]]
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], [[spoiler: Julian Beckers, Belgium's Foreign Minister]] is revealed to be a Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} agent.
* ''Series/MacGyver2016'' has [[spoiler: Patricia Thorton, who was trying to stop Mac from finding out about Nikki being a deep cover agent trying to expose Patricia.]]

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan Subverted in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' episode "Free For All". Number 6 is this [[DoubleAgent twice over]] -- hired by the Clark government to spite the Minbari because of their perception of him as a war criminal, but actually a highly placed member of LaResistance, sent to determine the B5 crew's loyalty or lack thereof elected to the increasingly fascist EarthGov.
* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': [[spoiler:It
position of Number 2, technically putting him in charge of the Village, but it turns out to be a cruel trick to break his mind.
* Happens twice
in "The Ninth Circle" that CIA Director Munsey is part of a RenegadeSplinterFaction trying for regime change in Iran ''Series/TheSandbaggers'', complete with references to stop them from getting the bomb, rather than let Liz and President Dalton's peace talks run their course.Philby. [[spoiler: Burnside makes sure they are both killed.]]
* This is the villain's objective in ''{{Film/Headhunters}}''. [[spoiler: Clas needs to land the job at Pathfinder to secure their technology and sell it to an American company.]]
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''
The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], [[spoiler: Julian Beckers, Belgium's Foreign Minister]] is revealed to be a Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} agent.
* ''Series/MacGyver2016''
"[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E16InterArmaEnimSilentLeges Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]" has [[spoiler: Patricia Thorton, who was trying to stop Mac from finding this as a major twist that changes your perception of the events of the episode: [[spoiler:Koval, the chairman of the Tal Shiar (the Romulan intelligence organization) and staunch opponent of the Federation-Romulan alliance against the Dominion turns out about Nikki being to have been a deep cover Federation agent trying all along. The entire thing was a plot to expose Patricia.remove a less reliable Senator from power and lend additional force to Koval's turn to supporting the alliance.]]



* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', the Watchers have a research division that's dedicated to finding Methos, the legendary [[TheOlderImmortal first Immortal]]. The lead researcher ''is'' Methos, and guarantees that they never find him.

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* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', One episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' revolved around the Watchers have a research division that's dedicated to finding Methos, the legendary [[TheOlderImmortal first Immortal]]. The lead researcher ''is'' Methos, and guarantees revelation that they never find him.a former head of MI5 had, during his time in office, been a Russian agent.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': After Iron Man and Black Panther leave the team, [[spoiler: Skrull Captain America]] takes charge.
* In an episode of ''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).
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', we discover in the last few episodes that [[spoiler: Numbuh 274, Aka Chad, which was the supreme leader of the KND and Numbuh 1's Old Mentor and later BrokenPedestal (Numbuh One was so pissed off that his old hero became a traitor that after both took care of an EnemyMine Situation in which ChainedHeat was applied , he tries to end him for real) was revealed to have been a Mole for the KND all along, though his spectacular Treason to the KND (he almost sent their Moon base colliding with the sun, but it could have been to show the Adults that he meant business and they could trust him in their goal ) did not make it easy for his old fans to digest; he became after all a very high-ranking member of the Teen-Ninjas, which would qualify him for this trope]].



* ''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 ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', we discover in the last few episodes that [[spoiler: Numbuh 274, Aka Chad, which was the supreme leader of the KND and Numbuh 1's Old Mentor and later BrokenPedestal (Numbuh One was so pissed off that his old hero became a traitor that after both took care of an EnemyMine Situation in which ChainedHeat was applied , he tries to end him for real) was revealed to have been a Mole for the KND all along, though his spectacular Treason to the KND (he almost sent their Moon base colliding with the sun, but it could have been to show the Adults that he meant business and they could trust him in their goal ) did not make it easy for his old fans to digest; he became after all a very high-ranking member of the Teen-Ninjas, which would qualify him for this trope]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' had Agent Xero acting as a DoubleAgent to infiltrate [[BigBadWannabe Baron Vain's]] operation, by using her [[PerkyGoth Lacey Shadows]] cover identity. In the pilot episode, she's already become [[RightHandHottie his right-hand]], which gives her authority over [[{{mook}} Rat.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' had Agent Xero acting as a DoubleAgent to infiltrate [[BigBadWannabe Baron Vain's]] operation, by using her [[PerkyGoth Lacey Shadows]] cover identity. In the pilot episode, she's already become [[RightHandHottie his right-hand]], which gives her authority over [[{{mook}} Rat.]]
* In ''Westernanimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', the enforcers' chief turns out to be on the payroll of [[{{megacorp}} Maximum, Inc.]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In one the Umbara arc from Season 4 story arc, [[spoiler: 4, 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 ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', we discover in the last few episodes that [[spoiler: Numbuh 274, Aka Chad, which was the supreme leader of the KND and Numbuh 1's Old Mentor and later BrokenPedestal (Numbuh One was so pissed off that his old hero became a traitor that after both took care of an EnemyMine Situation in which ChainedHeat was applied , he tries to end him for real) was revealed to have been a Mole for the KND all along, though his spectacular Treason to the KND (he almost sent their Moon base colliding with the sun, but it could have been to show the Adults that he meant business and they could trust him in their goal ) did not make it easy for his old fans to digest; he became after all a very high-ranking member of the Teen-Ninjas, which would qualify him for this trope]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' had Agent Xero acting as a DoubleAgent to infiltrate [[BigBadWannabe Baron Vain's]] operation, by using her [[PerkyGoth Lacey Shadows]] cover identity. In the pilot episode, she's already become [[RightHandHottie his right-hand]], which gives her authority over [[{{mook}} Rat.]]
above).



* In an episode of ''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).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': After Iron Man and Black Panther leave the team, [[spoiler: Skrull Captain America]] takes charge.
* In ''Westernanimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', the enforcers' chief turns out to be on the payroll of [[{{megacorp}} Maximum, Inc.]].
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* ''TransformersAnimated''. The head of [[spoiler: Autobot Intelligence]] is [[spoiler: Shockwave, a shapeshifting Decepticon spy.]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Makes you wonder about Ultra Magnus's character-judging skills.]]

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* ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. The head of [[spoiler: Autobot Intelligence]] is [[spoiler: Shockwave, a shapeshifting Decepticon spy.]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Makes you wonder about Ultra Magnus's character-judging skills.]]
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* The premise of the MarvelComics storyline ComicBook/DarkReign and especially the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'' series.

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* The premise of the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics storyline ComicBook/DarkReign ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' and especially the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'' series.
17th Feb '17 7:56:55 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSwarmOfWar'', A lot of senior human military commanders (the most successful ones) are actually the Swarm's spies. Then, [[spoiler:Alena, the disguised Queen of Blades, makes herself the human queen]].

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* In ''Fanfic/TheSwarmOfWar'', A a lot of senior human military commanders (the most successful ones) are actually the Swarm's spies. Then, [[spoiler:Alena, the disguised Queen of Blades, makes herself the human queen]].queen]].
* ''Fanfic/OutOfTheCornerOfTheEye'' has Director Joseph White. Nominally [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Captain Black's]] superior, administrative leader of Section 13 and head of its psychological division, he's also a servant of the [[Literature/CthulhuMythos Outer Gods]] (in fact, he's implied to be a member of the [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Whateley]] family).
17th Feb '17 4:33:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', Anna names Prince Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. [[spoiler:At this point, his status as a villain hasn't been revealed yet.]]
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* In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', Anna names Prince Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. [[spoiler:At this point, his status as a villain hasn't been revealed yet.]]
17th Feb '17 4:32:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kishou Arima is the most famous [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigator]], in charge of handling the most dangerous targets and guarding the vital Main Office for the organization. His duties also include pursuing the [[TheDreaded One-Eyed Owl]], and the legendary One-Eyed King. It's eventually revealed that ''he'' is the One-Eyed King, and has been the Owl's partner for more than a decade in a long-running plan to bring down the GovernmentConspiracy.

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** Kishou Arima is the most famous [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigator]], in charge of handling the most dangerous targets and guarding the vital Main Office for the organization. His duties also include pursuing the [[TheDreaded One-Eyed Owl]], and the legendary One-Eyed King. It's eventually revealed that ''he'' is the One-Eyed King, and has been the Owl's partner for more than a decade in a long-running plan to bring down the GovernmentConspiracy.
10th Feb '17 8:37:46 PM SSJMagus
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* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', the Watchers have a research division that's dedicated to finding Methos, the legendary [[TheOlderImmortal first Immortal]]. The lead researcher ''is'' Methos, and guarantees that they never find him.
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