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16th Nov '17 7:21:50 PM FRizer
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The reason The Spook is such a mysterious character is that the story treats the lack of information of the guy as a mystery, i.e attention is drawn to it and in universe characters point them out and become curious. If this doesn't happen, he's probably just a BitCharacter that isn't intended to be memorable.
10th Nov '17 1:32:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' features an amorphous collective of Spooks in the form of the Spookshow, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve created by the belief people have]] in TheMenInBlack. Because they're {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of an idiosyncratic concept and not actual government agents, they have a vague idea at best of what their purpose is, which ends up making them all the more dangerous.

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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' features an amorphous collective of Spooks in the form of the Spookshow, created by people's [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve created by the belief people have]] belief]] in TheMenInBlack. Because they're {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of an idiosyncratic concept UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories and not actual government agents, they have a vague idea at best of what their purpose is, which ends up making them all the more dangerous. There's also the nameless man in the charcoal suit, whose true identity is never revealed because everyone forgets who he is.
* The BigBad in Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of InUniverse chronology) is a DiabolusExNihilo with no backstory. All we really know is that she used her VoluntaryShapeshifting and MindManipulation abilities to seize power BeneathTheEarth and now seeks to expand into Narnia.
10th Nov '17 8:54:09 AM TheNerevarine
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* Count Dracula in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' is portrayed this way. Rather than identified as Vlad the Impaler (the real-life inspiration for the character), his origins are unknown and is theorized to have been a pig-farmer rather than the infamous nobleman. Having said that, he is generally agreed to have been Romanian due to being the [[MonsterProgenitor creator]] of the [[VampireVarietyPack Carpathian bloodline]], which became the most numerous of all vampire strains in the world.
2nd Nov '17 7:51:37 PM carkaroth
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* Lorne Malvo of ''Series/FargoSeasonOne''. We're given essentially zero information about him. "Lorne Malvo" probably isn't even his real name. The most we ever learn is that he claims to have been in Alaska at one point. That's it.
26th Oct '17 10:18:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Throat_(Watergate) "Deep Throat"]] was the a name given to the informant who provided information to ''Washington Post'' reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate scandal. His identity was a secret known only to them that they swore they would not reveal until his death, and for years, news agencies and other organizations could only propose theories as to who he was and what his motivation was. It wasn't until 2005 that Deep Throat was revealed to be FBI Associate Director Mark Felt, who came forward on his own.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Throat_(Watergate) "Deep Throat"]] was the a name given to the informant who provided information to ''Washington Post'' reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate scandal. His identity was a secret known only to them that they swore they would not reveal until his death, and for years, news agencies and other organizations could only propose theories as to who he was and what his motivation was. It wasn't until 2005 that Deep Throat was revealed to be FBI Associate Director Mark Felt, who came forward on his own. He was always the administration's main suspect, so it's less of a revelation than it looks on the surface.
25th Oct '17 12:20:08 AM Abodos
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* Gandrayda, the {{Shapeshifting}} BountyHunter from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''. According to her scan, her backstory, including her homeworld and exact age, are unknown to the Galactic Federation. They don't even know anything definite about her species aside from its similarities to the inhabitants of Jovia XII.
24th Oct '17 12:00:46 PM Generality
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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' features an amorphous collective of Spooks in the form of the Spookshow, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve created by the belief people have]] in TheMenInBlack. Because they're {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of an idiosyncratic concept and not actual government agents, they have a vague idea at best of what their purpose is, which ends up making them all the more dangerous.
8th Oct '17 12:59:03 PM greatpikminfan
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* The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know the gist of its background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around it makes it unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know the gist of its background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around it makes it unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.example.
** Nothing is revealed about the Ghost Ship from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. It's a ship that always shows up by certain islands based on the phase of the moon, and can only be entered when holding a certain chart (not having the chart will just cause it to vanish as Link approaches). The ship itself contains a number of undead enemies in its interior, and once it is completed, it is never seen again.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'':
** In a game where most of the enemies are animal-based and go for a "natural" angle, the Waterwraith of ''Pikmin 2'' stands out as something unusual. It is oddly humanoid, ghost-like, the only boss in the entire game that actively chases the player characters long before reaching its arena, and it is somehow completely invincible unless Purple Pikmin are tossed on it. And Purple Pikmin have not demonstrated any especially odd quirks aside from being heavier and stronger than the other Pikmin types. Nothing is revealed about it and Olimar suspects that the entire experience might have been some kind of hallucination.
** The Plasm Wraith of ''Pikmin 3'' shares many traits of the Waterwraith, in addition to having a bizarre obsession with capturing Olimar. It's a large humanoid of some sort of gold plasm that can generate fire, crystal, electricity, and even water from it. And the "other enemies" in its area are made of the same material as it, hinting that it's some powerful shape-shifter that can effectively act as many different beings at once.
19th Sep '17 11:45:10 PM Abodos
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* The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know its background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around it makes it unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.

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* The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know the gist of its background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around it makes it unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.
19th Sep '17 11:43:14 PM Abodos
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* The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know his background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around him makes him unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.

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* The eponymous mask from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an odd variation. You know his its background (standard SealedEvilInACan stuff) but the sheer amount of MindScrew going on around him it makes him it unknowable. The Happy Mask Salesman, while apparently a good guy, is a straighter example.
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