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4th Jun '16 12:08:07 AM JackG
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* [=O2STK=] in ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Wendy at first mistakes it for the name of a real organization, before Ida explains it's an acronym for "Organization to Secret to Know."

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* [=O2STK=] in ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Wendy at first mistakes it for the name of a real organization, before Ida explains it's an acronym for "Organization to Too Secret to To Know."
15th May '16 1:25:42 PM dasuberkaiser
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* [[VoiceOfTheLegion Mr.]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Administrator]] of ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' [[TheFaceless deliberately conceals his identity]] and motivations from the people he hired to create the TVTropes vlog, as well as the audience. None of the people working for him have ever met him. [[spoiler:Except Zack, who has apparently been meeting with him for some time, and hiding the fact from Tom and Dana.]]
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* [[VoiceOfTheLegion Mr.]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Administrator]] of ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' [[TheFaceless deliberately conceals his identity]] and motivations from the people he hired to create the TVTropes vlog, as well as the audience. None of the people working for him have ever met him. [[spoiler:Except Zack, who has apparently been meeting with him for some time, and hiding the fact from Tom and Dana.]]
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2nd May '16 4:56:24 PM Az_Tech341
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* [[spoiler:Moriarty]] to Irene Adler in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film.

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* [[spoiler:Moriarty]] to Irene Adler in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film.''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''.
18th Apr '16 3:53:17 PM Berrenta
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* This is an entire category of characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', known in the biz as a "Mr. Johnson." They tend to work for a MegaCorp, and act as liaisons between the legitimate face of a company and our less than legal protagonists. One of the major mysteries behind each mission, for those who care to find out, is exactly ''who'' they are working for and what their motive is. Given the existence of twenty-first century cosmetics, hackers, counter-hackers, and possibly magic, many players would rather just GetOnWithItAlready.

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* This is an entire category of characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', known in the biz as a "Mr. Johnson." They tend to work for a MegaCorp, and act as liaisons between the legitimate face of a company and our less than legal protagonists. One of the major mysteries behind each mission, for those who care to find out, is exactly ''who'' they are working for and what their motive is. Given the existence of twenty-first century cosmetics, hackers, counter-hackers, and possibly magic, many players would rather just GetOnWithItAlready.get on with it.
5th Mar '16 4:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* During the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' storyline "True Believers", the super hero support group Excelsior had a mysterious benefactor who wanted them to rein in the kids. Turns out that it was [[spoiler:Rick Jones, former sidekick to the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and CaptainAmerica]]. It's subverted, though, when the group got their own comic ''ComicBook/TheLoners'', somehow losing their support.

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* During the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' storyline "True Believers", the super hero support group Excelsior had a mysterious benefactor who wanted them to rein in the kids. Turns out that it was [[spoiler:Rick Jones, former sidekick to the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and CaptainAmerica]].ComicBook/CaptainAmerica]]. It's subverted, though, when the group got their own comic ''ComicBook/TheLoners'', somehow losing their support.
28th Jan '16 7:17:23 PM Materioptikon
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* In Creator/WilliamGibson's ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Pattern Recognition]]'' and ''Spook Country'', Bigend is this.

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* In Creator/WilliamGibson's ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Pattern Recognition]]'' and Recognition]]'', ''Spook Country'', and ''Zero History'', Hubertus Bigend is this.
18th Jan '16 3:25:28 PM gophergiggles
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* [[OriginalCharacter Trent]] from the S.D. Perry novelization of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' was written specifically to fill the various PlotHoles between the games (which didn't have a concrete continuity at the time) and to tie up loose ends (he was the one who hired Ada Wong, rather than the "unknown organization" of the games) and operates like this, being ''loaded'' with cash and having intimate knowledge of Umbrella. [[spoiler:His entire motivation is to tear the organization apart as payback for the company having killed his parents]].
6th Jan '16 1:48:43 AM erforce
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* [[spoiler:Moriarty]] in the 2009 ''SherlockHolmes'' [[Film/SherlockHolmes film]].
* Used to help drive the plot in ''MrAndMrsSmith''.

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* [[spoiler:Moriarty]] to Irene Adler in the 2009 ''SherlockHolmes'' [[Film/SherlockHolmes film]].
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Used to help drive the plot in ''MrAndMrsSmith''.''Film/MrAndMrsSmith''.
12th Dec '15 3:15:31 PM jornunvosk
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*Marethyu in Literature/{{The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel}} prefers to stick to the shadows and manipulate both the heroes and Elder Gods through prophecies, cryptic secrets, and unidentified phone calls.
28th Nov '15 5:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* Made up the premise of the old DCComics series ''SecretSix'', and to a certain extent the current incarnation of the same.

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* Made up the premise of the old DCComics series ''SecretSix'', ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', and to a certain extent the current incarnation of the same.
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