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* In the episode "Into the Fire", a Reverse Mole is the only reason Colonel O'Neill of ''Series/StargateSG1'' doesn't have a snake in his head.
** Indeed, most Gou'ald System Lords have a few Reverse Moles in their fleet, either one of the [[DefectorFromDecadence Tok'ra]] or [[{{Mooks}} Jaffa]] who believe the truth about their "gods"- namely, that they are, in fact, AlwaysChaoticEvil snake-like parasites inside human bodies.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has [[MadOracle Dalek Caan]] in "Journey's End".
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]'', one of the gang is actually a police officer. [[spoiler:And it turns out that Lytton was using the Cybermen to get to his real employers and help them against the Cybermen.]]



* Tuvok at the start of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' infiltrated the Maquis...though how is left to the ExpandedUniverse.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' used a twist similar to ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' in one episode.

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* Tuvok at Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two. The episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the start of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' infiltrated Wolf House"]] reveals she's not the Maquis...though how is left to only one, [[spoiler: the ExpandedUniverse.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' used
head of security hunting for a twist similar to ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' in one episode.mole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} is really Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} agent [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi Morse]]]].



* ''FlashForward'' executes a perfect Reverse Mole when [[spoiler:Janis is first revealed to be a mole, then revealed to be working for the CIA. Technically, she is still a [[TheMole Mole]] as she is supposed to be working for the FBI.]] This is also an example of LampshadeHanging, as the character's name recalls [[spoiler:the guardian Roman god with two faces, Janis (also known as Janus)]].
* In ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', Joshua and several other crew members on Anna's ship are members of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]].
* The first ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' had a fair amount of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]] as well, some of them high-ranking. Seems a lot of the Visitors weren't very happy with their orders.
* Colby of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' was revealed to be a double agent for the Chinese in ''Janus List''. But then it turns out that he was really working for the FBI in the following episode.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', NaiveNewcomer Alex is revealed to be a mole for the eponymous hero so that she can keep tabs on her old employers at Division.

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* ''FlashForward'' ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen "Attack of the Cybermen"]], one of the gang is actually a police officer. [[spoiler:And it turns out that Lytton was using the Cybermen to get to his real employers and help them against the Cybermen.]]
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]], it turns out [[MadOracle Dalek Caan]] is one.
* ''Series/FlashForward''
executes a perfect Reverse Mole when [[spoiler:Janis is first revealed to be a mole, then revealed to be working for the CIA. Technically, she is still a [[TheMole Mole]] as she is supposed to be working for the FBI.]] This is also an example of LampshadeHanging, as the character's name recalls [[spoiler:the guardian Roman god with two faces, Janis (also known as Janus)]].
* In ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', Joshua and several other crew members on Anna's ship are members of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]].
* The first ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' had
%%* ''Series/GetSmart'' used a fair amount of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]] as well, some of them high-ranking. Seems a lot of the Visitors weren't very happy with their orders.
* Colby of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' was revealed
twist similar to be a double agent for the Chinese ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' in ''Janus List''. But then it turns out that he was really working for the FBI in the following one episode.
* In Jerome, from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', pulls this on Rufus towards the pilot episode end of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', NaiveNewcomer Alex is revealed to be a mole Season 1. After spending time being TheMole ''for'' him, he realized his true colors soon enough and joined Sibuna, helping them out by tricking Rufus in return for the eponymous hero so that she can keep tabs on her old employers at Division.protection and information.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': "Folsom Prison Blues" has Dean and Sam get themselves arrested so they could investigate a haunting at a prison. One of the prison guards asked for their help and helped them escape once they finished the job.



* Jerome, from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', pulls this on Rufus towards the end of Season 1. After spending time being TheMole ''for'' him, he realized his true colors soon enough and joined Sibuna, helping them out by tricking Rufus in return for protection and information.
* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two. The episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]] reveals she's not the only one, [[spoiler: the head of security hunting for a mole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} is really Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} agent [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi Morse]]]].

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* Jerome, from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', pulls this on Rufus towards In the end pilot episode of Season 1. After spending time being TheMole ''for'' him, he realized his true colors soon enough and joined Sibuna, helping them ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', NaiveNewcomer Alex is revealed to be a mole for the eponymous hero so that she can keep tabs on her old employers at Division.
* Colby of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' was revealed to be a double agent for the Chinese in ''Janus List''. But then it turns
out by tricking Rufus in return that he was really working for protection and information.
the FBI in the following episode.
* Simmons becomes In the episode "Into the Fire", a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two. The episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]] reveals she's not is the only one, [[spoiler: reason Colonel O'Neill of ''Series/StargateSG1'' doesn't have a snake in his head.
** Indeed, most Gou'ald System Lords have a few Reverse Moles in their fleet, either one of
the head [[DefectorFromDecadence Tok'ra]] or [[{{Mooks}} Jaffa]] who believe the truth about their "gods"- namely, that they are, in fact, AlwaysChaoticEvil snake-like parasites inside human bodies.
* Tuvok at the start
of security hunting ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' infiltrated the Maquis...though how is left to the ExpandedUniverse.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': "Folsom Prison Blues" has Dean and Sam get themselves arrested so they could investigate a haunting at a prison. One of the prison guards asked
for their help and helped them escape once they finished the job.
* In ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', Joshua and several other crew members on Anna's ship are members of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]].
* The first ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' had
a mole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} is really Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} agent [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi Morse]]]].fair amount of [[LaResistance The Fifth Column]] as well, some of them high-ranking. Seems a lot of the Visitors weren't very happy with their orders.



* After spending the better part of 2013 getting screwed over by Wrestling/TheAuthority, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] publicly gave up fighting a machine he could not beat on his own and joined Wrestling/TheWyattFamily for supposed help on the last show of that year. He actually did this to get closer to Wrestling/BrayWyatt, who had been giving him almost as much trouble as the Authority, taking revenge earlier than planned, in January 2014 after the Wyatts tried to pull a YouHaveFailedMe on him.[[/folder]]

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* After spending the better part of 2013 getting screwed over by Wrestling/TheAuthority, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] publicly gave up fighting a machine he could not beat on his own and joined Wrestling/TheWyattFamily for supposed help on the last show of that year. He actually did this to get closer to Wrestling/BrayWyatt, who had been giving him almost as much trouble as the Authority, taking revenge earlier than planned, in January 2014 after the Wyatts tried to pull a YouHaveFailedMe on him.him.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': [[spoiler: Black Widow]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[PlayingWithATrope played with this trope]] in the first season finale. [[MagnificentBastard Slade]] [[TheReveal reveals]] his season-long EvilPlan to [[TheHero Robin]]: Slade had [[spoiler:lured Robin away from the rest of the Titans, leaving them to deactivate his "Chronoton Detonator" which was actually a device that injected them with deadly nanites, allowing Slade to kill them with the push of a button]]. After this reveal, Slade [[spoiler: made Robin his new apprentice]], thus making Robin somewhat of a FakeDefector, albeit [[spoiler:with the villain commandeering the operation specifically designed to make the unwilling defector comply and prevent him from informing his comrades because then, they would most assuredly die, thereby making the goodies, ''not the bad guys'', the ones to be deceived by the hero's false defection.]] Following the establishment of his apprenticeship under Slade via a little crime spree and [[ShootYourMate a show-down with his ex-teammates]] Robin's friends fully believe that he has been lost to TheDarkSide, for good. This makes the discovery that Robin was really [[spoiler: on their side the entire time]] all the more surprising, from their P.O.V.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[PlayingWithATrope played with this trope]] ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has one in the first season finale. [[MagnificentBastard Slade]] [[TheReveal reveals]] form of Chad Dickson (a.k.a. [[SixthRangerTraitor Numbuh 274]].) Starting in the Season 2 finale when Chad has his season-long EvilPlan FaceHeelTurn moment [[spoiler:by trying to [[TheHero Robin]]: Slade had [[spoiler:lured Robin away from hurl the KND Moon Base into the sun]] and thus becoming a villain for the rest of the Titans, leaving them to deactivate series until the second-to-last episode [[spoiler:which reveals that he was a double agent the whole time and that all off his "Chronoton Detonator" which was attempts were actually a device that injected them with deadly nanites, allowing Slade to kill them with him preventing other villains from doing the push same to the KND and being successful]].
* An episode
of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' had a button]]. After trial for [[WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel Morroco Mole]], accused of being a terrorist, but Birdgirl reveals he was this reveal, Slade [[spoiler: made Robin his new apprentice]], thus making Robin somewhat of a FakeDefector, albeit [[spoiler:with the villain commandeering the operation specifically designed to make the unwilling defector comply trope instead. The charges were dropped and prevent him Morocco was ordered to stay away from informing his comrades because then, they would most assuredly die, thereby making the goodies, ''not the bad guys'', the ones to be deceived by the hero's false defection.]] Following the establishment of his apprenticeship under Slade via a little crime spree and [[ShootYourMate a show-down with his ex-teammates]] Robin's friends fully believe that he has been lost to TheDarkSide, for good. This makes the discovery that Robin was really [[spoiler: on their side the entire time]] all the more surprising, from their P.O.V.Judge Mentok's yard.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': [[spoiler: Black Widow]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' had a trial for [[WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel Morroco Mole]], accused of being a terrorist, but Birdgirl reveals he was this trope instead. The charges were dropped and Morocco was ordered to stay away from Judge Mentok's yard.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has one in the form of Chad Dickson (a.k.a. [[SixthRangerTraitor Numbuh 274]].) Starting in the Season 2 finale when Chad has his FaceHeelTurn moment [[spoiler:by trying to hurl the KND Moon Base into the sun]] and thus becoming a villain for the rest of the series until the second-to-last episode [[spoiler:which reveals that he was a double agent the whole time and that all off his attempts were actually him preventing other villains from doing the same to the KND and being successful]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler: Kaldur'ahm is the Reverse Mole, along with his Lieutenant Tigress, who is actually Artemis.]] Also, pro-tip: while secrecy is important in these situations, you should still make sure your team-mates are aware of their allies, so they don't accidentally [[MindRape foil]] your plans...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': [[spoiler: Black Widow]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' had
''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E04BreakingRanks "Breaking Ranks"]], Ezra, while undercover as an Imperial cadet, befriends
a trial fellow cadet, [[HeroOfAnotherStory Zare]] [[Literature/ServantsOfTheEmpire Leonis]], who's joined the Imperial academy to search for [[WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel Morroco Mole]], accused of being a terrorist, but Birdgirl reveals he was this trope instead. The charges were dropped and Morocco was ordered his sister, an Imperial cadet who mysteriously vanished. He chooses to stay away from Judge Mentok's yard.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
behind at the end of the episode, but agrees to give the ''Ghost'' crew intel.
** In season 3, [[spoiler:Agent Kallus]]
has become disenchanted with the Galactic Empire, but instead of defecting to the Rebellion he becomes a spy who reports under the code name [[spoiler:Fulcrum]]. Conveniently, [[spoiler:as a high-ranking member of the Imperial Security Bureau, ''he'' is the one responsible for rooting out spies and traitors in this particular sector of the form of Chad Dickson (a.k.a. [[SixthRangerTraitor Numbuh 274]].) Starting in the Season 2 finale when Chad has his FaceHeelTurn moment [[spoiler:by trying to hurl the KND Moon Base into the sun]] Empire, and thus becoming in a villain for the rest of the series until the second-to-last episode [[spoiler:which reveals good position to ensure that he was a double agent the whole time spies and that all off his attempts were actually him preventing other villains from doing the same to the KND and being successful]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler: Kaldur'ahm is the Reverse Mole, along with his Lieutenant Tigress, who is actually Artemis.]] Also, pro-tip: while secrecy is important in these situations, you should still make sure your team-mates are aware of their allies, so they
traitors don't accidentally [[MindRape foil]] your plans...actually get found while framing other Imperial officers for his own actions (or would've been if not for [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] arriving in the sector)]].



* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', [[spoiler:Agent Kallus]] has become disenchanted with the Galactic Empire, but instead of defecting to the Rebellion he becomes a spy who reports under the code name [[spoiler:Fulcrum]]. Conveniently, [[spoiler:as a high-ranking member of the Imperial Security Bureau, ''he'' is the one responsible for rooting out spies and traitors in this particular sector of the Empire, and thus in a good position to ensure that spies and traitors don't actually get found while framing other Imperial officers for his own actions (or would've been if not for [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] arriving in the sector)]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[PlayingWithATrope played with this trope]] in the first season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', [[spoiler:Agent Kallus]] has become disenchanted with the Galactic Empire, but instead of defecting to the Rebellion he becomes a spy who reports under the code name [[spoiler:Fulcrum]]. Conveniently, [[spoiler:as a high-ranking member of the Imperial Security Bureau, ''he'' is the one responsible for rooting out spies and traitors in this particular sector of the Empire, and thus in a good position to ensure that spies and traitors don't actually get found while framing other Imperial officers for his own actions (or would've been if not for finale. [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] arriving in Slade]] [[TheReveal reveals]] his season-long EvilPlan to [[TheHero Robin]]: Slade had [[spoiler:lured Robin away from the sector)]].rest of the Titans, leaving them to deactivate his "Chronoton Detonator" which was actually a device that injected them with deadly nanites, allowing Slade to kill them with the push of a button]]. After this reveal, Slade [[spoiler: made Robin his new apprentice]], thus making Robin somewhat of a FakeDefector, albeit [[spoiler:with the villain commandeering the operation specifically designed to make the unwilling defector comply and prevent him from informing his comrades because then, they would most assuredly die, thereby making the goodies, ''not the bad guys'', the ones to be deceived by the hero's false defection.]] Following the establishment of his apprenticeship under Slade via a little crime spree and [[ShootYourMate a show-down with his ex-teammates]] Robin's friends fully believe that he has been lost to TheDarkSide, for good. This makes the discovery that Robin was really [[spoiler: on their side the entire time]] all the more surprising, from their P.O.V
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler: Kaldur'ahm is the Reverse Mole, along with his Lieutenant Tigress, who is actually Artemis.]] Also, pro-tip: while secrecy is important in these situations, you should still make sure your team-mates are aware of their allies, so they don't accidentally [[MindRape foil]] your plans...
15th Mar '17 11:47:23 PM Xtifr
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* In the RobertAHeinlein novella ''MagicInc'', one of the Demons of Hell turns out to be an undercover Secret Service agent. In another novella, ''Coventry'', "Fader" [=McGee=] is another Secret Service agent.

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* In the RobertAHeinlein Creator/RobertAHeinlein novella ''MagicInc'', ''Literature/MagicInc'', one of the Demons of Hell turns out to be an undercover Secret Service agent. In another novella, ''Coventry'', "Fader" [=McGee=] is another Secret Service agent.
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Shallan uses her illusion powers to infiltrate the Ghostbloods. [[spoiler:When they find out, they see nothing wrong with it. "Let Shallan Davar be a Radiant, conformist and noble. Let Veil come to us. And let her find truth."]]

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* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', [[spoiler:Agent Kallus]] has become disenchanted with the Galactic Empire, but instead of defecting to the Rebellion he becomes a spy who reports under the code name [[spoiler:Fulcrum]]. Conveniently, [[spoiler:as a high-ranking member of the Imperial Security Bureau, ''he'' is the one responsible for rooting out spies and traitors in this particular sector of the Empire, and thus in a good position to ensure that spies and traitors don't actually get found while framing other Imperial officers for his own actions (or would've been if not for [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] arriving in the sector)]].
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* [[spoiler:Heartless]] in ''[[MegaManStarForce MegaMan Star Force 3]]''. [[spoiler:She was pretending to be King's right hand woman but was really a former colleague of Kelvin Stelar and was using Dealer's resources to try to contact him. "Heartless," unsurprisingly, is not even her real name.]]

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* [[spoiler:Heartless]] in ''[[MegaManStarForce ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce MegaMan Star Force 3]]''. [[spoiler:She was pretending to be King's right hand woman but was really a former colleague of Kelvin Stelar and was using Dealer's resources to try to contact him. "Heartless," unsurprisingly, is not even her real name.]]
18th Feb '17 3:45:22 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[spoiler: Zest Grangaitz]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', who despite [[SuperSoldier having been modified into]] one of [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti's]] minions, still planned to eventually stop Scaglietti. TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness notes that he would have been their perfect observer for Jail [[spoiler:[[IncurableCoughOfDeath had he been in perfect health]]]].

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* [[spoiler: Zest Grangaitz]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', who despite [[SuperSoldier having been modified into]] one of [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti's]] minions, still planned to eventually stop Scaglietti. TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness notes that he would have been their perfect observer for Jail [[spoiler:[[IncurableCoughOfDeath had he been in perfect health]]]].
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* Creator/RichardAdams book ''Literature/WatershipDown'' details how Bigwig allowed himself to be captured by a Wide Patrol and taken to the oppressive warren called Efrafa. There, he's interrogated by the BigBad General, who learns that Bigwig is a refugee from humans. The General makes Bigwig a junior officer based on his size, to badger and bully lesser rabbits into compliance. Bigwig manages to contact a leader of LaResistance, and devises a plan for a mass escape that would bring many fertile females to Hazel's all-male warren.
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* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two.

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* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two. The episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]] reveals she's not the only one, [[spoiler: the head of security hunting for a mole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} is really Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} agent [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi Morse]]]].
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* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in AgentsOfSHIELD Season Two.

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* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season Two.
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* Simmons becomes a Reverse Mole for SHIELD within HYDRA in AgentsOfSHIELD Season Two.
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