History Main / TheMenInBlack

26th Sep '16 12:43:30 AM Arivne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** The Foundation itself is 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]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1749 SCP-1749 ("Trans-American Murder Messengers")]]. SCP-1749-2 are Caucasian men between 24 and 36 years old and about 6 and a half feet tall. They dress in black business suits and dress shoes and carry a loaded handgun. When they appear they kill the nearest human being and then commit suicide with a CyanidePill.
[[/folder]]



* The ''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]].
11th Sep '16 8:23:28 PM Mr_White
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Men in Black and Women in Black are semi-common enemies in the video game ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. These individuals were Series P augmented agents (Physiopharmaceutical?) whose modifications had rendered them albino. To quote the game, "so far the simple addition of sunglasses and dark clothing appear to have resolved the matter in a practical fashion." Deus Ex was very fond of using tropes and memes to enforce Genre Blindness on the population in the game -- it's remarkably easy to scoff at the idea of an MIB, whereas a towering albino with an automatic shotgun is so far off the conspiracy radar that people might actually start ''listening''.

to:

* Men in Black and Women in Black are semi-common enemies in the video game ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. These individuals were Series P augmented agents (Physiopharmaceutical?) (Physiopharmaceutical) whose modifications had rendered them albino. To quote the game, "so far the simple addition of sunglasses and dark clothing appear to have resolved the matter in a practical fashion." Deus Ex was very fond of using tropes and memes to enforce Genre Blindness on the population in the game -- it's remarkably easy to scoff at the idea of an MIB, whereas a towering albino with an automatic shotgun is so far off the conspiracy radar that people might actually start ''listening''.
1st Sep '16 1:09:54 PM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'', Trixie finds herself being hunted by a pair of these named Cover Story and Gear Shift. In addition to being TheStoic and wearing the proper attire, they prove to be [[ImplacableMan Implacable Stallions]] and shrug off everything she throws at them. Their words imply they're part of a larger organization. [[spoiler:For one thing, Spoiled Rich and Sweetie Drops are retired agents.]]

to:

* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'', Trixie finds herself being hunted by a pair of these named Cover Story and Gear Shift. In addition to being TheStoic and wearing the proper attire, they prove to be [[ImplacableMan Implacable Stallions]] and shrug off everything she throws at them. Their words imply they're part of a larger organization. [[spoiler:For one thing, Spoiled Rich and Sweetie Drops are retired agents.]] It is revealed their organization is called S.M.I.L.E., but they use The Stallions in Black as an informal name. They were originally created to [[spoiler:safeguard the heroes and counter Princess Celestia should she ever become a Nightmare, but lost sight of their goal and are obsessed with manipulating fate.]]
30th Aug '16 5:32:42 AM ScorpiusOB1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The people sent by the Troika[[note]]European Comission , European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund[/note]] to those EU countries that received financial bail-outs to supervise how things were going were often nicknamed in news "Men in Black".
27th Aug '16 5:39:23 AM Sammettik
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution has more "conventional" Men in Black seen mostly in sidequests: agents of the conspiracy dressed in black suits with common sounding names as aliases (one of them slips up and almost says [[spoiler: Hugh Darrow]]'s real name before switching back to "Mr. Grey").

to:

** VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has more "conventional" Men in Black seen mostly in sidequests: agents of the conspiracy dressed in black suits with common sounding names as aliases (one of them slips up and almost says [[spoiler: Hugh Darrow]]'s real name before switching back to "Mr. Grey").



* StreetsOfRage 3 has some, in the Japanese version they are named after metals (Silver, Gold, etc) and in the US release, have strange "Scottish" style names such as "Macleod." Of course, they are mooks, so they're all trying to kill you.

to:

* StreetsOfRage 3 ''Streets Of Rage 3'' has some, in some. In the Japanese version they are named after metals (Silver, Gold, etc) and in the US release, have strange "Scottish" style names such as "Macleod." Of course, they are mooks, so they're all trying to kill you.



* The gunmen type enemies in ''StreetsOfRage 3'' are all men in a black suit and tie with sunglasses and they use a gun as their main attack. They will also punch and throw you if you get too close to them.
19th Jun '16 11:50:00 AM AmourMitts
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Earlier, Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue's members were approached, and recruited, by pairs of these. The Rangers themselves, by contrast, were much more open than any previous team, demorphing in public after their first battle.

to:

** Earlier, Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue's ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''[='s=] members were approached, and recruited, by pairs of these. The Rangers themselves, by contrast, were much more open than any previous team, demorphing in public after their first battle.
16th Jun '16 6:54:05 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Invaders from ''{{Gatekeepers}}'' resembled Men In Black, although they were a variant of TheHeartless.

to:

* The Invaders from ''{{Gatekeepers}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' resembled Men In Black, although they were a variant of TheHeartless.
8th Jun '16 5:45:05 PM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Inhuman MIB -- A humanoid agent from the UncannyValley, who have strange features like [[EyeScream bulging eyes,]] [[EvilHand unusually long fingers,]] or [[EvilAlbino completely colorless skin that is clumsily covered up with thick makeup and lipstick.]] They also seem to have no idea how to use everyday objects like a pen.

to:

** Inhuman MIB -- A humanoid agent from the UncannyValley, who have strange features like [[EyeScream bulging eyes,]] [[EvilHand unusually long fingers,]] or [[EvilAlbino completely colorless skin that is clumsily covered up with thick makeup and lipstick.]] They also seem to have no idea how to use everyday objects like a pen. (These were the kind described by the book ''The Mothman Prophecies'', as seen below.)
8th Jun '16 5:43:25 PM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/TheMothmanProphecies'' the book talks about MIB agents snooping around town where the sightings were going on. This book is, in fact, probably the TropeCodifier, and is based on witness testimonials from actual people author John Keel interviewed about a rash of UFO/monster sightings in rural West Virginia. The movie made no mention of them.

to:

* ''Literature/TheMothmanProphecies'' the book talks about MIB agents snooping around town where the sightings were going on. This book is, in fact, probably the TropeCodifier, and is based on witness testimonials from actual people author John Keel interviewed about a rash of UFO/monster sightings in rural West Virginia. The movie made no mention of them. The documentary ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810856/ Eyes of the Mothman]]'' devoted an entire chapter to them.
7th Jun '16 12:37:28 AM FlakyPorcupine
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Watchdog hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}} 2'' work for the Project and is their "clean-up crew". Between the suits, shades and masks, they don the look pretty well.
This list shows the last 10 events of 332. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheMenInBlack