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29th Dec '17 9:52:07 AM lakingsif
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* ''Series/TheGameUKTV'' has 'Daddy'.

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* ''Series/TheGameUKTV'' ''Series/TheGame2014'' has 'Daddy'.
27th Dec '17 4:27:50 AM LentilSandEater
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** On that same note, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington skirts this trope. He was known for actively deploying spies during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution to bring him back information about the British on top of his role as FourStarBadass. In a case of self-lampshading, however, it got to the point that juggling both these responsibilities became a bit overwhelming, and wrote back to a spy who sent him a report ''apologizing for forgetting who he was and what he was doing, and could he please reiterate his mission.''
*** Of course, the majority of Washington's spymastering was delegated to Benjamin Tallmadge, head of the Culper Ring. Among other things, they may have been the guys who worked out Benedict Arnold's betrayal.

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** On that same note, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington skirts this trope. He was known for actively deploying spies during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution to bring him back information about the British on top of his role as FourStarBadass. In a case of self-lampshading, however, However, it got to the point that juggling both these responsibilities became a bit overwhelming, and wrote back to a spy who sent him a report ''apologizing for forgetting who he was and what he was doing, and could he please reiterate his mission.''
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'' Of course, the majority of Washington's spymastering was delegated to Benjamin Tallmadge, head of the Culper Ring. Among other things, they may have been the guys who worked out Benedict Arnold's betrayal.
8th Dec '17 9:19:39 PM Xtifr
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* Angleton from ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''. Notably, it's not his real name; Bob notes that only he could have gotten away with using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Jesus_Angleton James Jesus Angleton]] as a ''MomDeGuerre''.

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* Angleton from ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''.''Literature/TheLaundryFiles''. Notably, it's not his real name; Bob notes that only he could have gotten away with using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Jesus_Angleton James Jesus Angleton]] as a ''MomDeGuerre''.
5th Dec '17 10:41:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Ravenmark}} Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion]]'': Benjamin Allsworth is a nondescript, perpetually smiling [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] who serves as the [[TheKingdom Sotran]] Trade Ambassador to TheEmpire. He also happens to be in charge of the Commonwealth's intelligence network. He frequently has dealings with his childhood friend and occasional rival Crumston Caldare, his [[{{Hobbits}} halfling]] counterpart in the Empire. Both have "Spymaster" titles in their respective governments.
28th Nov '17 7:20:08 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Arthur from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He's the movie's answer to [[Franchise/JamesBond M]]. As the head of the agency, every Knight answers to him.
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** ''Ghosts of the Past'' adds General Aleksandr Lukin as the head of the renewed Red Room.

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** Loki, being the MagnificentBastard he is, understands the problem of training and planting spies throughout the world would be incredibly difficult, even more so if he wished to avoid the attention of other spymasters. So he doesn't even try: Instead, he uses taxi drivers, cleaners, and the homeless as informants. All three groups are already everywhere and hear much more than people think. So not only can he set up an invisible network everywhere, he can actually help the less fortunate at the same time by paying for information.
** ''Ghosts of the Past'' adds General Aleksandr Lukin as the head of the [[TheDreaded renewed Red Room.]]


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* Arthur from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He's the movie's answer to [[Franchise/JamesBond M]]. As the head of the agency, every Knight answers to him.
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** As befitting his mythical persona, Donar Vadderung [[spoiler: aka Odin]] is also one of these, and implied to be even better than ''Nicodemus.'' [[spoiler: Doesn't hurt that he also visits loads of families every Christmas night, in his alternate form as Santa Claus]].
24th Nov '17 10:53:18 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{FBI}} J. Edgar Hoover]].

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* [[{{FBI}} [[UsefulNotes/{{FBI}} J. Edgar Hoover]].
23rd Nov '17 4:53:09 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Memorizing Gaze, Secret Protector of the Hidden Guards, is officially identified as one of these in the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'' - the Hidden Guards are Equestria's secret intelligence division, who investigate potential threats to the nation. He even keeps Guards in his fellow Captains' headquarters to keep an eye out for other potential infiltrators.
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23rd Nov '17 8:16:53 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/SummerCrowns'':
** Orton Merryweather becomes Master of Whisperers to [[spoiler: King Stannis]].
** As Lord Intendant, Tybero Istarion serves as this to the Dragonhunt after the Second Sons are reorganized to be their SecretPolice within Myr.
8th Oct '17 2:17:54 PM nombretomado
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* Paul Crocker, Director of Operations, from ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''. Very much a SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheSandbaggers Neil Burnside]].

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* Paul Crocker, Director of Operations, from ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''. Very much a SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheSandbaggers [[Series/TheSandbaggers Neil Burnside]].
24th Sep '17 9:23:16 AM nombretomado
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* Pretty much a stock character archetype in ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse BattleTech]]'' fiction -- whenever the narration focuses on the setting's movers and shakers (or even just a commanding officer worried about operational security), it's usually a pretty safe bet that their respective spymasters won't be far away. In fact, the main plot of the now-classic ''Warrior'' trilogy pretty much ''revolves'' around Justin Xiang Allard, son of the spymaster of the Federated Suns, becoming first an arena champion, then an intelligence asset, and finally a spymaster in his own right for the Capellan Confederation.

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* Pretty much a stock character archetype in ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse BattleTech]]'' fiction -- whenever the narration focuses on the setting's movers and shakers (or even just a commanding officer worried about operational security), it's usually a pretty safe bet that their respective spymasters won't be far away. In fact, the main plot of the now-classic ''Warrior'' trilogy pretty much ''revolves'' around Justin Xiang Allard, son of the spymaster of the Federated Suns, becoming first an arena champion, then an intelligence asset, and finally a spymaster in his own right for the Capellan Confederation.
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