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21st May '17 2:43:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' features two Secret Service agents who are unknowingly recruited to become MIB-like enforcers. {{Lampshaded}} in Season 4:

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' features two Secret Service agents who are unknowingly recruited to become MIB-like enforcers. {{Lampshaded}} in Season 4:
3rd May '17 10:24:18 PM rjd1922
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* It is said Men In Black from the UsefulNotes/{{FBI}} either took notes from kids playing the VideoGame/{{Polybius}} video game, or that they came after hours to collect the data from the console.

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* It is said Men In Black from the UsefulNotes/{{FBI}} either took notes from kids playing the VideoGame/{{Polybius}} ''VideoGame/{{Polybius}}'' video game, or that they came after hours to collect the data from the console.



* The ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' from the Nintendo DS game of the same name are over-the-top caricatures of this trope. Unlike many other examples, the EBA are actually out to help people by literally [[ThePowerOfRock channeling their dancing powers]] to help their targets succeed in their goals. Clad in sharp black suits, they seem to be vaguely part of some secret government organization and are lead by a guy named Commander Kahn.

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* The ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' from the Nintendo DS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game of the same name are over-the-top caricatures of this trope. Unlike many other examples, the EBA are actually out to help people by literally [[ThePowerOfRock channeling their dancing powers]] to help their targets succeed in their goals. Clad in sharp black suits, they seem to be vaguely part of some secret government organization and are lead by a guy named Commander Kahn.



* The Shikaree or Sin Hunters are a fantasy version of this to the Mithra nations in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', hunting down those who committed crimes against the Nations. The ones seen in the Chains of Promathia come across as a group of [[InspectorJavert Inspector Javerts]], but this is partially subverted in the Ranger quest storyline [[spoiler:wherein they are more concerned about the retrieval or destruction of the ArtifactOfDoom that the criminal stole than the actual criminal,]] although the player doesn't find this out till the final Artifact Armor quest.



* The Shikaree or Sin Hunters are a fantasy version of this to the Mithra nations in FinalFantasyXI, hunting down those who committed crimes against the Nations. The ones seen in the Chains of Promathia come across as a group of [[InspectorJavert Inspector Javerts]], but this is partially subverted in the Ranger quest storyline [[spoiler: wherein they are more concerned about the retrieval or destruction of the ArtifactOfDoom that the criminal stole than the actual criminal,]] although the player doesn't find this out till the final Artifact Armor quest.
29th Apr '17 4:52:25 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney ultra-rich]] Ijuin family of the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series has an ''army'' of MIB, ready to obey to their every wishes. But this being ''[[TastesLikeDiabetes Tokimeki Memorial]]'', they're always used for HilarityEnsues purposes.

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* The [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney ultra-rich]] Ijuin family of the ''TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series has an ''army'' of MIB, ready to obey to their every wishes. But this being ''[[TastesLikeDiabetes Tokimeki Memorial]]'', they're always used for HilarityEnsues purposes.
27th Apr '17 1:43:20 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'''s members are, essentially, Men in Black who are doing the MIB equivalent of NotWearingTights. They wipe memories of alien encounters as well as confiscate, and reverse-engineer any alien technology which finds its way to Earth. What do they get up to behind the scenes? Well, in the case of Torchwood 3 (Cardiff) at least... lots of sex.


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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'''s members are, essentially, Men in Black who are doing the MIB equivalent of NotWearingTights. They wipe memories of alien encounters as well as confiscate, and reverse-engineer any alien technology which finds its way to Earth. What do they get up to behind the scenes? Well, in the case of Torchwood 3 (Cardiff) at least... lots of sex.
* To complete the list of Whoniverse shows, ''Series/Class2016'' has the sinister school inspector "Paul Smith", whose dress sense and behaviour perfectly play up to MIB stereotypes. [[spoiler:He is in fact a robot, and works for a PathOfInspiration rather than the government.]]
15th Apr '17 12:32:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Thin Men of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' are alien infiltrators who ''look'' like this, in a ''[[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man Mythos]]'' sort of way. Meanwhile, XCOM ''themselves'' are the ''actual'' international crack-squad/specialist force responsible for taking out aliens and suppressing information about them. Part of the job is retrieving downed [=UFO=]s, apprehending abductees for debriefing and processing, deleting vital intel before someone gets to it or silencing suspected collaborators.

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* The Thin Men of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' are alien infiltrators who ''look'' like this, in a ''[[TheSlenderManMythos ''[[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man Mythos]]'' sort of way. Meanwhile, XCOM ''themselves'' are the ''actual'' international crack-squad/specialist force responsible for taking out aliens and suppressing information about them. Part of the job is retrieving downed [=UFO=]s, apprehending abductees for debriefing and processing, deleting vital intel before someone gets to it or silencing suspected collaborators.
8th Apr '17 2:09:01 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Generally, they are in the business of keeping secrets. LaserGuidedAmnesia is a pretty common tool in their arsenal, especially in more idealistic versions, wiping out a memory you're probably better off without so you can go back to a [[{{Muggle}} normal life]]. More cynical portrayals just bully you into keeping your mouth shut. [[UnPerson Or just make you disappear]]. Less often, they'll make AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[BrokenMasquerade join or forget]]. [[JoinOrDie Or die.]]

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Generally, they are in the business of keeping secrets. LaserGuidedAmnesia is a pretty common tool in their arsenal, especially in more idealistic versions, wiping out a memory you're probably better off without so you can go back to a [[{{Muggle}} normal life]]. More cynical portrayals just bully you into keeping your mouth shut. [[UnPerson Or just make you disappear]]. Less often, they'll make AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[BrokenMasquerade [[RedPillBluePill join or forget]]. [[JoinOrDie Or die.]]
5th Apr '17 11:32:45 AM DarkHunter
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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are both Executors, Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer.. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are both Executors, Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer..Enforcer. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).



* One level of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', "The MilkmanConspiracy", is infested with shady-looking "G-Men" wearing [[PaperThinDisguise flimsy disguises]] consisting of a single prop and [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain unconvincing acting]] (Raz can use this to his advantage: "I am on the road crew. This is my stop sign.") If they catch Raz trespassing in their territory, they drag him off to a dark room and ask him prying questions like "Who are you working for?", "[[GogglesDoNothing What is the purpose of the goggles]]?", and "Who is the Milkman?" before unceremoniously dumping him back where he started.

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* One level of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', "The MilkmanConspiracy", is infested with shady-looking "G-Men" wearing [[PaperThinDisguise flimsy disguises]] consisting of a single prop and [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain unconvincing acting]] (Raz can use this to his advantage: "I am on the road crew. This is my stop sign.") If they catch Raz trespassing in their territory, they drag him off to a dark room and ask him prying questions like "Who are you working for?", "[[GogglesDoNothing What is the purpose of the goggles]]?", and "Who is the Milkman?" before unceremoniously dumping him back where he started. [[spoiler:It later turns out that they are in fact "good guys" in Boyd's mental world, as they are trying to locate and detain the "Milkman" persona that was forcibly programmed into Boyd's mind, and are seen cooperating with the Censors.]]
5th Apr '17 11:29:54 AM DarkHunter
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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is an Executor, Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer, while Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has worked for both groups at different points. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is an Executor, and Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are both Executors, Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer, while Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has worked for both groups at different points.Enforcer.. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).
5th Apr '17 11:28:45 AM DarkHunter
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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are both Executors, while Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' has two groups of supernatural MIB's: the Enforcers of the Mage's Association, and the Executors of the Holy Church. The Enforcers are sent out to kill magi who threaten to reveal magic's existence (or who are just pure evil and need to be put down), while the Executors are sent to kill anything supernatural that is a threat to humanity. The two groups often come into conflict with one another, resulting in bloody skirmishes, though on rare occasions they will cooperate as well. Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are both Executors, while is an Executor, Bazett Fraga [=McRemitz=] from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is an Enforcer.Enforcer, while Kotomine Kirei from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has worked for both groups at different points. Both groups predominantly wear black (priest robes for the Executors, business suits for the Enforcers).
28th Mar '17 12:29:42 PM ProfEtheric
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* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', the {{Masquerade}} is maintained by this sort of group, known colloquially as "The Shroud".
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