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26th Feb '17 1:49:11 AM CharlesPhipps
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* ''Series/TheBlacklistRedemption'' - Unlike its parent series, it's a lot more fun and glamorous.
22nd Feb '17 6:34:17 PM jormis29
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* ''Franchise/{{Kingsman}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Kingsman}}''''Film/{{Kingsman}}''
17th Feb '17 8:11:12 AM urielzet
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* Ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews's novel ''Literature/{{Red Sparrow}}'', as well as its sequel, ''Palace of Treason''.
6th Feb '17 3:31:59 AM HarperMojo
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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.'' A contemporary example of this is the TV series ''Series/TheNightManager'' starring Creator/TomHiddleston.

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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.'' A contemporary example of this is the TV series ''Series/TheNightManager'' starring Creator/TomHiddleston.
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6th Feb '17 3:26:28 AM HarperMojo
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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.

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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.
''Literature/The39Steps''.'' A contemporary example of this is the TV series ''Series/TheNightManager'' starring Creator/TomHiddleston.
27th Jan '17 11:53:24 AM GeniusInTheLamp
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* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'' -- Martini
24th Jan '17 10:39:25 PM Ominae
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* ''VisualNovel/BansheesLastCry'' -- Stale Beer, involving [[spoiler:Japanese]] spies working for various intelligence agencies in Nagano as they try to get the drop on the other rival spy.
23rd Jan '17 1:55:03 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* ''Series/TheBaron'' -- Martini


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* ''Series/DepartmentS/Series/JasonKing'' -- Most definitely martini


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* ''Series/ManInASuitcase'' -- Stale beer, served in anything from a martini glass to an unwashed ashtray (depending on the episode).
8th Jan '17 6:35:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' is based upon ''Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam'', listed above under Martini, so naturally it shares many of its Martini characteristics. However, compared its source material, the RPG is considerably DarkerAndEdgier, tackling more serious themes such as CharacterDeath (a subject avoided entirely by the LEGO toyline) which causes it to dip into Stale Beer on occasion.

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* ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' is based upon ''Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam'', ''Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam'', listed above under Martini, so naturally it shares many of its Martini characteristics. However, compared its source material, the RPG is considerably DarkerAndEdgier, tackling more serious themes such as CharacterDeath (a subject avoided entirely by the LEGO toyline) which causes it to dip into Stale Beer on occasion.
28th Dec '16 8:10:08 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross involve spies as they exist in the real world. Most of your time is spent doing paperwork and what jobs you have are generally very boring and mundane. Kind of stale beer, but more "generic bar beer".

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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross involve spies as they exist in the real world. Most of your time is spent doing paperwork and what jobs you have are generally very boring and mundane. Kind of stale beer, but more "generic bar beer".
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