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21st Mar '18 6:13:46 PM JackG
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** Daniel Larison is an ISA operative who plans to blackmail the US government for a fortune in diamonds, by threatening to release videos of Muslim prisoners being tortured.
29th Jan '18 8:25:40 PM jormis29
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** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has Bond acting independently of MI-6 for much of the film, though whether this is a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd's death]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' or simply 007 pursuing Quantum on his own when it appears MI-6 may be compromised - or a bit of both - is at least somewhat ambiguous.

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** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has Bond acting independently of MI-6 for much of the film, though whether this is a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd's death]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'' or simply 007 pursuing Quantum on his own when it appears MI-6 may be compromised - or a bit of both - is at least somewhat ambiguous.
25th Jan '18 2:45:59 AM JackG
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* Several in the Literature/JohnRain series by Barry Eisler.
** In ''Hard Rain'' the CIA station chief in Tokyo is running a covert operation that's been officially shut down, using his subordinate as the fall guy by arranging to frame ''him'' as a rogue.
** Tatsu is running his own CowboyCop operation to assist reformist elements of Japanese society. He tries to recruit Rain as his assassin, with limited success.
** Jim Hilger is a CIA agent running the deniable kind of operation, who's eventually revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist and genuine RogueAgent.
6th Jan '18 10:57:14 AM nombretomado
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For writers this is a good way to have a [[EvilCounterpart villain with all the skills and knowledge of the heroes]], should they also be spooks or special forces soldiers. Also useful if you're BackedByThePentagon, as you're not disparaging the organization as a whole, just a "bad apple". Likewise, Irish terrorists are often described as being from rogue factions to avoid having to deal with TheIrishQuestion.

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For writers this is a good way to have a [[EvilCounterpart villain with all the skills and knowledge of the heroes]], should they also be spooks or special forces soldiers. Also useful if you're BackedByThePentagon, as you're not disparaging the organization as a whole, just a "bad apple". Likewise, Irish terrorists are often described as being from rogue factions to avoid having to deal with TheIrishQuestion.
UsefulNotes/TheIrishQuestion.
29th Dec '17 9:50:24 AM lakingsif
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* ''Series/TheGameUKTV'' plays with this with Joe Lamb and his revenge plot running occasionally against the official operations underway.

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* ''Series/TheGameUKTV'' ''Series/TheGame2014'' plays with this with Joe Lamb and his revenge plot running occasionally against the official operations underway.
23rd Dec '17 5:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* For the majority of ''AlphaProtocol'', Mike Thorton is a rogue agent when he learns that [[spoiler:his own agency tried to kill him after he recovered the "stolen" missiles]].

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* For the majority of ''AlphaProtocol'', ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Mike Thorton is a rogue agent when he learns that [[spoiler:his own agency tried to kill him after he recovered the "stolen" missiles]].
27th Oct '17 9:35:07 AM GuyIncog
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** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has Bond acting independently of MI-6 for much of the film, though whether this is a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd's death]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' or simply 007 pursuing Quantum on his own when it appears MI-6 may be compromised - or a bit of both - is at least somewhat ambiguous.
29th Aug '17 4:24:06 PM jtierney50
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* The climax of ''Film/RogueOne'' has the team of rag-tag misfits-come-rebels steal (back) an impounded Imperial shuttle they had earlier stolen, dub themselves with the call sign [[TitleDrop Rogue One]], and start an attack/espionage mission on Scarif so that they could retrieve the plans to the Death Star after the Rebel Alliance refused to take Jyn's word on the fact that stealing the plans would be valuable or even helpful. Once they're already on the ground, however, much of the rest of the Rebel Alliance joins them, thus sanctioning their actions.
2nd Aug '17 11:45:01 AM SSJMagus
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Mossad agents Ari Hassari and Michael Rivkin. [[spoiler:The former is a DoubleAgent who turns out to be EvilAllAlong; the latter is called a rogue but was actually acting under Director David's full authority.]]

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Mossad agents Ari Hassari and Michael Rivkin. [[spoiler:The former is a DoubleAgent who turns out to be EvilAllAlong; the latter is called a rogue but was actually acting under Director Eli David's full authority.authority. Yet another example comes later with ''Deputy Director'' Ilan Bodnar, who goes rogue to assassinate Director David.]]



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Rogue NID agents become the standard human villains. Also very occasionally played by SG-1 itself -- notably at the end of Season 1, when the Stargate program is being shut down just as Daniel has knowledge from an alternate timeline that Goa'ould are about to devastate Earth. Since he turns out to be right and they stop this from happening in the main timeline, they're forgiven and everything goes back to normal.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Rogue NID agents become the standard human villains. In fact it turns out that the ''majority'' of the NID are rogue agents, making it very difficult for the few loyal agents (even with the help of Stargate Command) to actually clean up the organization. Also very occasionally played by SG-1 itself -- notably at the end of Season 1, when the Stargate program is being shut down just as Daniel has knowledge from an alternate timeline that Goa'ould are about to devastate Earth. Since he turns out to be right and they stop this from happening in the main timeline, they're forgiven and everything goes back to normal.
2nd Aug '17 11:31:04 AM SSJMagus
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** In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Rogue Squadron left the New Republic to pursue a foe that the New Republic couldn't touch without alienating their allies. Notably, at this point in time there were a number of anti-Imperial groups who were only loosely affiliated with the Rebel Alliance/New Republic, and the Rogues were able to set themselves up as one of them, though there were rumors that Rogue Leader, Wedge Antilles, was setting himself up as a warlord. When they succeeded in helping a faction on that planet to overthrow Isard, they were retroactively sanctioned, and that whole thing where the New Republic's best fighter squadron publicly resigned was brushed under the rug.

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** In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Rogue Squadron left the New Republic to pursue a foe that the New Republic couldn't touch without alienating their allies. Notably, at this point in time there were a number of anti-Imperial groups who were only loosely affiliated with the Rebel Alliance/New Republic, and the Rogues were able to set themselves up as one of them, though there were rumors that Rogue Leader, Wedge Antilles, was setting himself up as a warlord. When they succeeded in helping a faction on that planet to overthrow Isard, they were retroactively sanctioned, and that whole thing where the New Republic's best fighter squadron publicly resigned was brushed under the rug. Apparently [[BlatantLies there was a clerical error resulting their resignations never being officially filed]].
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