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16th May '16 9:46:34 AM AHI-3000
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''. Its documents even specifically mention using a "standard 'Man in Black' concealment pattern" to retrieve [=SCPs=] from the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction UIU]].

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', a super-secret international organization that hides the existence of the paranormal, is a great example of this trope. Its documents even specifically mention using a "standard 'Man in Black' concealment pattern" to retrieve [=SCPs=] from the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction UIU]].



* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has Section 13, and while they are outclassed by the magic Jackie usually fights, they are good at transportation, are very good against technology-based threats, and have been known to slow the bad guys down long enough for Jackie and Co. to conjure up the spell needed to win. They are a very rare heroic example.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has Section 13, and while which is technically just a law enforcement / intelligence agency, but they now have to help Jackie Chan with fighting supernatural enemies. While they are outclassed by the magic Jackie usually fights, not very familiar with magic, they are good at transportation, are very good against technology-based threats, and have been known to slow the bad guys down long enough for Jackie and Co.co. to conjure up the spell needed to win. They are a very rare heroic example.
16th May '16 4:13:13 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', NERV and SEELE agents and [[SmugSnake Kluge]]'s security detail wear black suits and sunglasses while they protect their employers or ''remove'' threats.
12th May '16 7:02:00 AM Twospoonfuls
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* Creator/IainBanks's novel ''Literature/Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel-world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics and diverging aims.

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* Creator/IainBanks's novel ''Literature/Transition'' ''Literature/{{Transition}}'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel-world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics and diverging aims.
12th May '16 6:59:53 AM Twospoonfuls
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* Creator/IainBanks's novel ''Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel-world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics and diverging aims.

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* Creator/IainBanks's novel ''Transition'' ''Literature/Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel-world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics and diverging aims.
12th May '16 6:53:09 AM Twospoonfuls
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* Creator/Iain Banks's novel ''Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics an diverging aims.

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* Creator/Iain Banks's Creator/IainBanks's novel ''Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel world parallel-world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics an and diverging aims.
11th May '16 7:54:33 PM StarSword
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** The spinoff series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' turned the trope on its head with its ''Series/XFiles'' {{homage}} "[[Recap/CrusadeS01E12VisitorsFromDownTheStreet Visitors from Down the Street]]". Gideon's crew tangles with ''alien'' MIB who [[AliensStealCable deliberately patterned themselves after the characters from Earth fiction]]. [[spoiler:They're running a GenghisGambit on their own people to keep a lid on internecine warfare, though Gideon in the end blows the whistle on it because he doesn't like being used.]]

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** The spinoff series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' turned the trope on its head with its ''Series/XFiles'' ''X-Files'' {{homage}} "[[Recap/CrusadeS01E12VisitorsFromDownTheStreet Visitors from Down the Street]]". Gideon's crew tangles with ''alien'' MIB who [[AliensStealCable deliberately patterned themselves after the characters from Earth fiction]]. [[spoiler:They're running a GenghisGambit on their own people to keep a lid on internecine warfare, though Gideon in the end blows the whistle on it because he doesn't like being used.]]
11th May '16 7:53:57 PM StarSword
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** The spinoff series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' turned the trope on its head with its ''Series/XFiles'' {{homage}} "[[Recap/CrusadeS01E12VisitorsFromDownTheStreet Visitors from Down the Street]]". Gideon's crew tangles with ''alien'' MIB who [[AliensStealCable deliberately patterned themselves after the characters from Earth fiction]]. [[spoiler:They're running a GenghisGambit on their own people to keep a lid on internecine warfare, though Gideon in the end blows the whistle on it because he doesn't like being used.]]
11th May '16 5:15:17 AM Twospoonfuls
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* Creator/Iain Banks's novel ''Transition'' utilises the trope in the form of a faction of L'Expédience, a parallel world hopping secret service, suborned by Madame d'Ortolan to suppress the search for extraterrestrials across the many Earths. Subverted somewhat in that Banks gives L'Expédience an internal politics an diverging aims.
8th May '16 5:50:21 AM JackG
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* Several films dating from the time of J. Edgar Hoover featured G-men as an early version of the MIB. Those [[DeathGlare steely-eyed]], [[CelibateHero strait-laced]], [[LanternJawOfJustice straight-jawed]], [[TwoFistedTales two-fisted]] [[BadassInANiceSuit suit-and-tie]] and [[FedoraOfAsskicking hat-wearing]] (to hide the stuntmen) heroes of the silver screen. Ah, the days when you didn't use LaserGuidedAmnesia, you just told people to shut up in the name of the US Government. And they did! Of course, all this came crashing down when Hoover's image got revamped into that of a power-hungry transvestite, wantonly violating the civil rights of anyone whose politics he didn't agree with.

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* Several films dating from the time of J. Edgar Hoover featured G-men [[FBIAgent G-Men]] as an early version of the MIB. Those [[DeathGlare steely-eyed]], [[CelibateHero strait-laced]], [[LanternJawOfJustice straight-jawed]], [[TwoFistedTales two-fisted]] [[BadassInANiceSuit suit-and-tie]] and [[FedoraOfAsskicking hat-wearing]] (to hide the stuntmen) heroes of the silver screen. Ah, the days when you didn't use LaserGuidedAmnesia, you just told people to shut up in the name of the US Government. And they did! Of course, all this came crashing down when Hoover's image got revamped into that of a power-hungry transvestite, wantonly violating the civil rights of anyone whose politics he didn't agree with.
29th Apr '16 9:31:54 AM Tron80
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* NERVís Section-2 security detail in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' look and act like this. One of their actions was [[spoiler:arresting Shinji and Asuka after Kaworu's death.]]
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