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31st Jul '16 10:00:11 PM ReddishGuy1
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* Count Hassildor of Skingrad in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' is famously reclusive, unusually LongLived, rumoured to be a [[BenevolentMageRuler powerful sorcerer]], and [[HundredPercentAdorationRating well-loved by his subjects]] despite his isolation. His affairs are managed by his stewards, who are quick to remind people that he doesn't take visitors. When the player persists in requesting a meeting, it's revealed that the Count is actually [[spoiler:a vampire, but a good guy and a conscientious ruler nonetheless]].
* By ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', two of the Tribunal gods, Vivec and Almalexia, have been forced into this. They ''used'' to walk amongst the people doing miracles, but now the war against Dagoth Ur has forces them into seclusion to conserve strength, only communicating directly with a select few high-ranking Temple officials (and in Almalexia's case her personal guard). The third Tribunal god, Sotha Sil already ''was'' reclusive, and has gone so far into seclusion that even Temple officials can admit they don't actually have any contact with him (they don't even know ''where'' he is, as his Clockwork City is hidden).
* In the ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven II'' mod for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', Sabathiel is never seen except by a few high priests. [[spoiler: He actually left and the priests are ruling in his name]]
* The leader of the Enclave in VideoGame/Fallout3, President Eden, is unseen, with [[TheDragon Dragon]], Colonel Autumn, being the only one who know's his true identity. he seems to spend his time broadcasting messages about the glory of pre-nuclear holocaust America on the Enclave's radio station. [[spoiler:Eden is later revealed to be the maintenance system for Raven Rock, who took over the Enclave after the previous leader was killed.]]



* "The Colonel" in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Specifically, at one point you're directly asked if you've ever met him in person or know any name for him besides "The Colonel". Raiden can't give a good answer, and it's because [[spoiler: The Colonel is essentially an AI construct who was never a real person]].



* "The Colonel" in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Specifically, at one point you're directly asked if you've ever met him in person or know any name for him besides "The Colonel". Raiden can't give a good answer, and it's because [[spoiler: The Colonel is essentially an AI construct who was never a real person]].
* In the ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven II'' mod for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', Sabathiel is never seen except by a few high priests. [[spoiler: He actually left and the priests are ruling in his name]]



* By ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', two of the Tribunal gods, Vivec and Almalexia, have been forced into this. They ''used'' to walk amongst the people doing miracles, but now the war against Dagoth Ur has forces them into seclusion to conserve strength, only communicating directly with a select few high-ranking Temple officials (and in Almalexia's case her personal guard). The third Tribunal god, Sotha Sil already ''was'' reclusive, and has gone so far into seclusion that even Temple officials can admit they don't actually have any contact with him (they don't even know ''where'' he is, as his Clockwork City is hidden).
* Count Hassildor of Skingrad in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' is famously reclusive, unusually LongLived, rumoured to be a [[BenevolentMageRuler powerful sorcerer]], and [[HundredPercentAdorationRating well-loved by his subjects]] despite his isolation. His affairs are managed by his stewards, who are quick to remind people that he doesn't take visitors. When the player persists in requesting a meeting, it's revealed that the Count is actually [[spoiler:a vampire, but a good guy and a conscientious ruler nonetheless]].
26th Jul '16 11:22:24 PM HyperEmerson
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* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' has this secret international organization of bug-themed assassins which is managed by front man Suzume Bachi. Its members believe he is in fact the boss, but he states the real boss is already overseeing the Arachnid Hunt game inside the Ouran High School. We soon learn that the boss is the local StudentCouncilPresident, a creepy young girl named Sara. However, [[spoiler:it turns out neither she nor the one she is revealed to be a servant of are really the boss. As the story goes on, there are no more clues of who the boss might be]].

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* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' has this secret international organization of bug-themed assassins which is managed by front man Suzume Bachi. Suzumebachi. Its members believe he is in fact the boss, but he states the real boss is already overseeing the Arachnid Hunt game contest inside the Ouran High School. We soon learn that the boss is the local StudentCouncilPresident, a creepy young girl named Sara. However, [[spoiler:it turns out neither she nor the one she is revealed to be a servant of are really the boss. As the story goes on, there are no more clues of who the The actual boss might be]].is Yoriko, the heroine's supposed first friend. She has been in control of Japan for the past century thanks to a condition that makes her ageless for as long as she is able to mantain absolute mental control over somebody]].
13th Jul '16 3:00:19 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': Major Major Major Major has left explicit orders that no one is to be let in to his office while he is.

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* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': Major Major Major Major has left explicit orders that no one is to be let in to his office while he is.is occupying it.
13th Jul '16 2:56:24 PM TheBigBopper
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* "The Colonel" in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Specifically, at one point you're directly asked if you've ever met him in person or know any name for him besides "The Colonel". Raiden can't give a good answer, and later it's because we learn that The Colonel is essentially an AI construct who was never a real person.

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* "The Colonel" in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Specifically, at one point you're directly asked if you've ever met him in person or know any name for him besides "The Colonel". Raiden can't give a good answer, and later it's because we learn that [[spoiler: The Colonel is essentially an AI construct who was never a real person.person]].
31st May '16 2:28:37 PM SpocktorWho
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', this trope is the reason that Heaven is so screwed up. Apparently only four angels have ever actually seen God, which doesn't include Joshua, the only angel He seems to really ''talk'' to. As a result, half of the angels don't even believe God exists and some of them have decided that there's no point trying to obey their [[ParentalAbandonment errant father]] and that they might as well do [[TheHedonist whatever they want]]. The few who do believe in their Father and are loyal to Him express it [[WellDoneSonGuy in]] [[TheDutifulSon different]] [[OnlySaneEmployee ways]], and the whole situation eventually degenerates into an outright civil war.
29th Apr '16 7:28:47 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', an international crime [[TheSyndicate syndicate]] is headed by a mysterious man known as "The Greek" who nobody outside the organization ever sees, regardless of how important their connection to the syndicate is. Instead, outsiders meet with The Greek's NumberTwo, a man called Spiros, usually at a run down little Greek diner with just a couple of booths and a little bar area. Everyone wonders who The Greek is, and no one suspects that he's [[HiddenIn PlainSight the little old man with a kindly appearance who sips coffee and reads the newspaper at the bar]], sitting just close enough to listen to Spiros and the people he talks with.

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* In ''Series/TheWire'', an international crime [[TheSyndicate syndicate]] is headed by a mysterious man known as "The Greek" who nobody outside the organization ever sees, regardless of how important their connection to the syndicate is. Instead, outsiders meet with The Greek's NumberTwo, a man called Spiros, usually at a run down little Greek diner with just a couple of booths and a little bar area. Everyone wonders who The Greek is, and no one suspects that he's [[HiddenIn PlainSight [[HiddenInPlainSight the little old man with a kindly appearance who sips coffee and reads the newspaper at the bar]], sitting just close enough to listen to Spiros and the people he talks with.
29th Apr '16 7:27:36 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', an international crime [[TheSyndicate syndicate]] is headed by a mysterious man known as "The Greek" who nobody outside the organization ever sees, regardless of how important their connection to the syndicate is. Instead, outsiders meet with The Greek's NumberTwo, a man called Spiros, usually at a run down little Greek diner with just a couple of booths and a little bar area. Everyone wonders who The Greek is, and no one suspects that he's [[HiddenIn PlainSight the little old man with a kindly appearance who sips coffee and reads the newspaper at the bar]], sitting just close enough to listen to Spiros and the people he talks with.
23rd Apr '16 9:08:55 AM ReddishGuy1
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* Talzo's boss in ''Webcomic/KirbyAdventure'' so far hasn't been revealed. The only part of him we do see are a pair of [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]].
2nd Apr '16 7:49:06 PM FordPrefect
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* Number One in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', until the final episode anyway. [[spoiler:[[MindScrewExcept not]]. [[GainaxEnding Maybe]].]]

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* Number One in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', until the final episode anyway. [[spoiler:[[MindScrewExcept [[spoiler:[[MindScrew Except not]]. [[GainaxEnding Maybe]].]]
2nd Apr '16 7:48:35 PM FordPrefect
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* In one episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'', the IMF infiltrate a conspiracy of sons of former Nazi leaders intent on establishing Fourth Reich, allegedly lead by a bedridden official from Hitler's original Third Reich, whose bed is obscured by a curtain and who always gives orders through his [[TheDragon Dragon]]. [[spoiler: When it turns out the leader is just a dummy and a series of tape recordings, Rollin poses as the official (claiming to be recovering from his illness) in order to drive a wedge between the dragon, who knows the man doesn't exist and that Rollin can only be an impostor, and the rest of the conspiracy, who do not, and believe that the dragon is irrationally attacking their beloved leader.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'', the IMF infiltrate a conspiracy of sons of former Nazi leaders intent on establishing a Fourth Reich, allegedly lead by a bedridden official from Hitler's original Third Reich, whose bed is obscured by a curtain and who always gives orders through his [[TheDragon Dragon]]. [[spoiler: When it turns out the leader is just a dummy and a series of tape recordings, Rollin poses as the official (claiming to be recovering from his illness) in order to drive a wedge between the dragon, who knows the man doesn't exist and that Rollin can only be an impostor, and the rest of the conspiracy, who do not, and believe that the dragon is irrationally attacking their beloved leader.]]



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