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19th Jun '16 11:50:00 AM AmourMitts
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** 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.

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

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* 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.
30th May '16 3:07:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Colonel Franklin, from ''TransformersCybertron'', and his people seem like bad guys at first, but Franklin turns out to be a good guy at heart. The reason he was so eagerly looking for the Transformers? [[spoiler:When Colonel Franklin was just a young boy, a mysterious and otherworldly figure saved his life. That figure, it turns out, is none other than the Autobot hero Evac, and their reunion goes pretty nicely.]]

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** Colonel Franklin, from ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', and his people seem like bad guys at first, but Franklin turns out to be a good guy at heart. The reason he was so eagerly looking for the Transformers? [[spoiler:When Colonel Franklin was just a young boy, a mysterious and otherworldly figure saved his life. That figure, it turns out, is none other than the Autobot hero Evac, and their reunion goes pretty nicely.]]
27th May '16 6:23:06 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes 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.]]

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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'', ''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.]]
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.
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