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27th May '16 10:38:56 PM TinMan
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* In the [[Literature/JackRyan Ryanverse]], former Navy SEAL and CIA agent John Clark is one, having the codename "Snake", the one whose footsteps the enemy never hears. He demonstrates this by, during a training exercise, sneaking up to the observation post and "killing" the Marine general in charge and several CIA observers...and then waiting around for them to complain that he never showed up before revealing himself to them. He served as a mentor and inspiration to two other members of this list, Chavez from ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' and Sam Fisher from ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''.
20th May '16 8:53:39 PM Doug86
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Garak. His identity in the Obsidian Order was "Agent Regnar" (a Regnar being a small animal capable of changing colour and texture so as to blend into its surroundings). Garak achieves his stealth through a meditative technique that allows him to "blend" his personal energy signatures into the background energy fields. It's hinted that all Cardassians could in theory learn the technique - if they were paying attention and weren't conditioned into ignoring the deeper realities of life around them. This is an important plot point in ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineAStitchInTime''.

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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, Garak. His identity in the Obsidian Order was "Agent Regnar" (a Regnar being a small animal capable of changing colour and texture so as to blend into its surroundings). Garak achieves his stealth through a meditative technique that allows him to "blend" his personal energy signatures into the background energy fields. It's hinted that all Cardassians could in theory learn the technique - if they were paying attention and weren't conditioned into ignoring the deeper realities of life around them. This is an important plot point in ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineAStitchInTime''.
23rd Apr '16 2:43:02 PM Shishkahuben
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* Foxes are the canine equivalent of this. While most sogs use teamwork and brute force to hunt, foxes however hide and scout their terrain and are especially effective at night. Their skills of purging prey had put many generations of farmers in a state of paranoia, but do not threat they tend to shy away from us humans.

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* Foxes are the canine equivalent of this. While most sogs dogs use teamwork and brute force to hunt, foxes however hide and scout their terrain and are especially effective at night. Their skills of purging prey had put many generations of farmers in a state of paranoia, but do not threat they tend to shy away from us humans.
12th Mar '16 12:32:10 PM Allronix
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* You can become one in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. [[StreetUrchin Mission usually is one as well.]] Juhani can also cloak herself in the Force to remain unseen. If you attack from stealth you get a massive stealth-attack bonus.

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* You can become one in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. [[StreetUrchin Mission usually is one as well.]] Juhani [[CatGirl Juhani]] can also cloak herself in the Force to remain unseen.unseen until she wants to attack. If you attack from stealth you get a massive stealth-attack bonus.



* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck excels at being able go get around without being seen, [[HighlyVisibleNinja even in situations that ought to preclude stealth]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck excels at being able go to get around without being seen, [[HighlyVisibleNinja even in situations that ought to preclude stealth]].
12th Mar '16 12:29:33 PM Allronix
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* You can become one in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. [[StreetUrchin Mission usually is one as well.]] If you attack from stealth you get a massive stealth-attack bonus.

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* You can become one in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. [[StreetUrchin Mission usually is one as well.]] Juhani can also cloak herself in the Force to remain unseen. If you attack from stealth you get a massive stealth-attack bonus.




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* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck excels at being able go get around without being seen, [[HighlyVisibleNinja even in situations that ought to preclude stealth]].
4th Mar '16 7:32:40 AM Nohbody
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* Bandit from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'' is capable of sneaking up on just about anybody on the paintball field and good enough to even pull off the occasional StealthHiBye. Not only can he hide BehindAStick, but he manages to hide behind ''himself'' in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2053.html this strip.]]



* ''{{WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra}}'': Amon and the Equalists used many forms of stealth, to back up how serious and ominous their goal is. However Amon himself looked and even sounded, underhanded and cunning to the point of making even [[HotBlooded Korra]] fear him.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra}}'': ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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Amon and the Equalists used many forms of stealth, to back up how serious and ominous their goal is. However Amon himself looked and even sounded, underhanded and cunning to the point of making even [[HotBlooded Korra]] fear him.



* [[SubStory Submarines]] are invisible from above the waves, and can be very difficult to detect unless actively seeking them. This makes them useful in warfare both as scouts and as an unexpected weapon.
* Snipers, in order to get the jump on their targets and avoid being killed in turn. Similarly to submarines, this means snipers often are employed as scouts, being sent out to discretely gather information rather than engage the enemy directly. Give them a radio, and they can call in air strikes and artillery fire as well.
5th Feb '16 3:08:03 PM sslemmons
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* In Emily St. John Mandel's ''Literature/StationEleven,'' the members of the prophet's doomsday cult specialize in this. They capture several members of the Traveling Symphony so quickly and silently that others mere feet away don't see it happen.
2nd Feb '16 4:28:59 AM rafi
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* Sam Fisher and his colleagues from ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''.
* Garrett, from ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''. The Keepers who trained him specialize in stealth as well. Indeed, the first game shows him being recruited because he actually managed to spot (and attempt to pickpocket) his soon-to-be mentor in a crowd.
* Solid Snake and Big Boss from the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series are iconic examples of this trope. Though the specifics vary between games (and the playstyle of the person controlling them), generally they prefer infiltration and evasion to simply shooting everything that moves.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] is this to a lesser degree, though he's mostly abandoned the stealthy approach by the time of VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 and VideoGame/MetalGearRising.
* Cyrus in ''[[VideoGame/DawnofWar Dawn Of War 2]]''. The fact that he and his scouts can be cloaked and sent in and plant extremely powerful traps and explosives almost makes him a GameBreaker with the right upgrades (using him in one mission is also the only way to avoid killing marines who are loyal, but think you've turned traitor, thus assuring you get the GoldenEnding).
* Master thief Kasumi Goto and assassin Thane Krios in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Infiltrator!Shepard gets the [[InvisibilityCloak Tactical Cloak]] ability.
* The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
* The titular Assassins of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
** Unlike your typical example, Assassins are also quite adept at hiding in plain sight, blending into crowds of random people with ease.

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* Sam Fisher and his colleagues from ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''.
* Garrett, from ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''. The Keepers who trained him specialize in stealth as well. Indeed,
VideoGame/AmericasArmy has a couple missions where the first game shows him being recruited because he actually managed goal is to spot (and attempt to pickpocket) his soon-to-be mentor in a crowd.
* Solid Snake and Big Boss from the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series are iconic examples of this trope. Though the specifics vary between games (and the playstyle of the person controlling them), generally they prefer infiltration and evasion to simply shooting everything that moves.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] is this to a lesser degree, though he's mostly abandoned the stealthy approach by the time of VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 and VideoGame/MetalGearRising.
* Cyrus in ''[[VideoGame/DawnofWar Dawn Of War 2]]''. The fact that he and his scouts can
be cloaked and sent in and plant extremely powerful traps and explosives almost makes him a GameBreaker with the right upgrades (using him in one mission is also the only way to avoid killing marines who are loyal, but think you've turned traitor, thus assuring you get the GoldenEnding).
* Master thief Kasumi Goto and assassin Thane Krios in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Infiltrator!Shepard gets the [[InvisibilityCloak Tactical Cloak]] ability.
* The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
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* The titular Assassins of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
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''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''. Unlike your typical example, Assassins are also quite adept at hiding in plain sight, blending into crowds of random people with ease.



* Zer0, the assassin character in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. His playstyle encourages either [[ColdSniper picking off foes from a distance]] or sneaking close enough to stab them in the back, then [[{{Invisibility}} vanishing]] with the help of a decoy hologram.
* Price and [=MacMillan=] during the ''All Ghillied Up'' mission in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]]''.



* Rogues in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' get a Stealth score. Maxed out, they can enter stealth any time, which prevents enemies from seeing you until you attack. The expansion pack also gives a prestige class called the Shadow, which lets you stay near invisible all the time.
* Rangers and Snipers can become invisible in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', so that they can't be targeted by enemies until they perform an action.
* Rogues in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' have the ability to go into "stealth" mode (which translates to very limited aggro radii in [=PvE and invisibility in PvP=]). They gain several ambush moves, as well as the ability to pick pocket. They get even more stealth related abilities if they specialize in the subtly talent tree (e.g. the ability to teleport straight behind enemies).



* Cyrus in ''[[VideoGame/DawnofWar Dawn Of War 2]]''. The fact that he and his scouts can be cloaked and sent in and plant extremely powerful traps and explosives almost makes him a GameBreaker with the right upgrades (using him in one mission is also the only way to avoid killing marines who are loyal, but think you've turned traitor, thus assuring you get the GoldenEnding).



* Price and [=MacMillan=] during the ''All Ghillied Up'' mission in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]]''.

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* Price Joe in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', of the "socially invisible" kind. He doesn't even bother lowering his voice when playing ThePeepingTom.
* Among the ''VideoGame/DirtyBomb'' playable mercenaries is Phantom, who provides the page image. He has a katana for lethal sneak attacks
and [=MacMillan=] during can turn invisible for short durations thanks to his Refractive Armor.
* Rogues in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' get a Stealth score. Maxed out, they can enter stealth any time, which prevents enemies from seeing you until you attack. The expansion pack also gives a prestige class called
the ''All Ghillied Up'' mission Shadow, which lets you stay near invisible all the time.
* The sneak skill
in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' allows you to move undetected, while running and wearing heavy armour. A high level perk means you can vanish into thin air by crouching. And all of Duty: Modern Warfare]]''.that is without using illusion magic that can make you invisible and silent.
* Rangers and Snipers can become invisible in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', so that they can't be targeted by enemies until they perform an action.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' gives you the option to be this. Levelling up the stealth skill may take time, but is very useful whenever your trying to avoid the police, ambush someone, or prefer subtlety over strength in your missions and online.



* Agent 47 from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series prides himself on killing his targets with little issues to hinder him.
* Kyle "Shadow" Simmons from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''.



* The Scoundrel and Imperial Operative advanced classes from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' have stealth as one of their class abilities and can also BackStab opponents, though the Smuggler uses a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter scattershot]] instead of a knife. The Jedi Shadow and Sith Assassin can do the same, using the force to hide themselves from sight.
* Some classes in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront''.
* The Burger King in ''Sneak King''.



* Kyle "Shadow" Simmons from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''.
* Joe in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', of the "socially invisible" kind. He doesn't even bother lowering his voice when playing ThePeepingTom.
* The sneak skill in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' allows you to move undetected, while running and wearing heavy armour. A high level perk means you can vanish into thin air by crouching. And all of that is without using illusion magic that can make you invisible and silent.
* Zer0, the assassin character in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. His playstyle encourages either [[ColdSniper picking off foes from a distance]] or sneaking close enough to stab them in the back, then [[{{Invisibility}} vanishing]] with the help of a decoy hologram.
* The Poison Type from ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' are generally based off animals who are well known for their stealth such as spiders or ambush predators. Bonus points for being used by various stealthy trainers most notably Janine and Koga.

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* Kyle "Shadow" Simmons from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''.
* Joe in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', of the "socially invisible" kind. He doesn't even bother lowering his voice when playing ThePeepingTom.
* The sneak skill in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' allows you to move undetected, while running
Master thief Kasumi Goto and wearing heavy armour. A high level perk means you can vanish into thin air by crouching. And all of that is without using illusion magic that can make you invisible and silent.
* Zer0, the
assassin Thane Krios in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Infiltrator!Shepard gets the [[InvisibilityCloak Tactical Cloak]] ability.
* Solid Snake and Big Boss from the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series are iconic examples of this trope. Though the specifics vary between games (and the playstyle of the person controlling them), generally they prefer infiltration and evasion to simply shooting everything that moves.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] is this to a lesser degree, though he's mostly abandoned the stealthy approach by the time of VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 and VideoGame/MetalGearRising.
* Styx the intelligent goblin in ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' and the spinoff stealth game ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' is this, though it is more fleshed out in ''Master Of Shadows'' due to the lead
character in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. His playstyle encourages either [[ColdSniper picking off foes from a distance]] or sneaking close enough to stab them Arkail in the back, then [[{{Invisibility}} vanishing]] with first game ''Of Orcs And Men'' favors attacking head on a lot more. He is probability the help of first stealth expert in video game history that happens to be a decoy hologram.
goblin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}''
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The Poison Type from ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' are generally based off animals who are well known for their stealth such as spiders or ambush predators. Bonus points for being used by various stealthy trainers most notably Janine and Koga.



* Among the ''VideoGame/DirtyBomb'' playable mercenaries is Phantom, who provides the page image. He has a katana for lethal sneak attacks and can turn invisible for short durations thanks to his Refractive Armor.

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* Among the ''VideoGame/DirtyBomb'' playable mercenaries is Phantom, who provides the page image. He has a katana for lethal sneak attacks and can turn invisible for short durations thanks to his Refractive Armor.The Prince in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones''.



* Agent 47 from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series prides himself on killing his targets with little issues to hinder him.
* AmericasArmy has a couple missions where the goal is to be this.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' gives you the option to be this. Levelling up the stealth skill may take time, but is very useful whenever your trying to avoid the police, ambush someone, or prefer subtlety over strength in your missions and online.
* Styx the intelligent goblin in ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' and the spinoff stealth game ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' is this, though it is more fleshed out in ''Master Of Shadows'' due to the lead character Arkail in the first game ''Of Orcs And Men'' favors attacking head on a lot more. He is probability the first stealth expert in video game history that happens to be a goblin.

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* Agent 47 The Burger King in ''Sneak King''.
* Sam Fisher and his colleagues
from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series prides himself on killing his targets with little issues to hinder him.
''VideoGame/SplinterCell''.
* AmericasArmy has a couple missions where the goal is to be this.
Some classes in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront''.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' gives you the option to be this. Levelling up the The Scoundrel and Imperial Operative advanced classes from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' have stealth skill may take time, but is very useful whenever your trying to avoid as one of their class abilities and can also BackStab opponents, though the police, ambush someone, or prefer subtlety over strength in your missions Smuggler uses a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter scattershot]] instead of a knife. The Jedi Shadow and online.
* Styx
Sith Assassin can do the intelligent goblin in ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' and same, using the spinoff force to hide themselves from sight.
* The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
* Garrett, from ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''. The Keepers who trained him specialize in
stealth game ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' is this, though it is more fleshed out in ''Master Of Shadows'' due to the lead character Arkail in as well. Indeed, the first game ''Of Orcs And Men'' favors attacking head on shows him being recruited because he actually managed to spot (and attempt to pickpocket) his soon-to-be mentor in a lot more. He is probability crowd.
* Rogues in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' have
the first ability to go into "stealth" mode (which translates to very limited aggro radii in [=PvE and invisibility in PvP=]). They gain several ambush moves, as well as the ability to pick pocket. They get even more stealth expert related abilities if they specialize in video game history that happens the subtly talent tree (e.g. the ability to be a goblin.
teleport straight behind enemies).

29th Jan '16 4:20:28 PM Benbeasted
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->''"Some people call me a backstabber. Hell, I'll stab you from the front if you want."''

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->''"Some people ->''"People call me a backstabber. Hell, I'll stab you from in the front if you want."''
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