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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.
19th Sep '17 10:06:54 AM BeerBaron
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* Caius Cosades from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is the local Blades (Tamriel's CIA) Spymaster. His cover identity is [[ObfuscatingStupidity that of a stoner]]. Bonus points for "Spymaster" literally being the name of his rank within the organization.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, basically any leader of the Blades, an AncientOrderOfProtectors that has long served the emperors of Tamriel as [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[SecretPolice spies]], has qualified throughout history. This was actually the title of the highest ranking Blade in each of the provinces during the height of the Third Empire. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', "Spymaster" is literally the title of the rank of Caius Cosades from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is the local Blades (Tamriel's CIA) Spymaster. Cosades, Morrowind's highest ranking Blade. His cover identity is ironically [[ObfuscatingStupidity that of a stoner]]. Bonus points stoner]] and he acts as the primary QuestGiver for "Spymaster" literally being the name first half of his rank within the organization.main quest.
15th Jul '17 2:51:07 PM nombretomado
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** Alan Dulles, a somewhat stiff Boston Brahmin was Chief of Station for the OSS in Switzerland and later boss of the {{CIA}}. One of his curious tactics during WorldWarII was to make it as [[RefugeInAudacity obvious]] who he was as he could and then wait for recruits to show up. Interestingly that worked quite well and he got one or two very useful [[TheMole moles]].

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** Alan Dulles, a somewhat stiff Boston Brahmin was Chief of Station for the OSS in Switzerland and later boss of the {{CIA}}. One of his curious tactics during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was to make it as [[RefugeInAudacity obvious]] who he was as he could and then wait for recruits to show up. Interestingly that worked quite well and he got one or two very useful [[TheMole moles]].
10th Jun '17 10:25:35 AM nombretomado
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* In WorldWarTwo, WinstonChurchill had William Stephenson as his spymaster, better known by his CodeName, Intrepid.

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* In WorldWarTwo, WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill had William Stephenson as his spymaster, better known by his CodeName, Intrepid.
31st May '17 9:15:38 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''ComicBook/NickFury'': Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes a [[RefugeInAudacity very]] [[BoisterousBruiser hands-on approach]] to this job. He's pretty much the MemeticBadass of the Marvel Universe
** Pete Wisdom, while not the head of his agency, serves as the closest thing to a counter-part Nick Fury has in MI-13, Britain's paranormal agency.

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* ''ComicBook/NickFury'': Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes a [[RefugeInAudacity very]] [[BoisterousBruiser hands-on approach]] to this job. He's pretty much the MemeticBadass of the Marvel Universe
Universe.
** He's succeeded by, among others, Maria Hill, Daisy Johnson, Norman Osborn (who replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with H.A.M.M.E.R.) and the below mentioned Steve Rogers.
** Pete Wisdom, while not the head of his agency, agency (at first - by ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'', he's taken the job), serves as the closest thing to a counter-part Nick Fury has in MI-13, Britain's paranormal agency.agency, and is similarly hands on.



* In addition to ComicBook/NickFury, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' also has Peter Wisdom (Fury's protege and counterpart at [=MI13=]), Lucius Malfoy (who served this role for Voldemort), and Loki (who felt, as part of his [[TheAtoner reformation]], that this was the best way to serve Thor and Asgard).

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* In addition to ComicBook/NickFury, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' also has Peter Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]] (Fury's protege and counterpart at [=MI13=]), Lucius Malfoy (who served this role for Voldemort), and Loki (who felt, as part of his [[TheAtoner reformation]], that this was the best way to serve Thor and Asgard).Asgard).
** ''Ghosts of the Past'' adds General Aleksandr Lukin as the head of the renewed Red Room.



* Varys "the Spider" in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the Master of Spies (and occasional [[KnowledgeBroker private businessman]] on the side) and likes saying he gets his information from his "little birds". But, as you can tell from the title of the position, there have been several such spymasters advising the Iron Throne over the centuries, some more renowned (and faithful) than others. Take Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers for one infamous, yet faithfully ruthless, further example of the breed. And, [[spoiler: Not-a-Maester Qyburn for another.]]

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* Varys "the Spider" in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the Master of Spies Whispers (and occasional [[KnowledgeBroker private businessman]] on the side) and likes saying he gets his information from his "little birds". But, as you can tell from the title of the position, there have been several such spymasters advising the Iron Throne over the centuries, some more renowned (and faithful) than others. Take Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers for one infamous, yet faithfully ruthless, further example of the breed. And, [[spoiler: Not-a-Maester Qyburn for another.]]
22nd Mar '17 8:20:33 AM BeerBaron
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* Caius Cosades from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is the local Blades (Tamriel's CIA) Spymaster. Normally, he poses as a stoner.
** Bonus points for "spymaster" literally being the name of his rank within the organization.

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* Caius Cosades from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is the local Blades (Tamriel's CIA) Spymaster. Normally, he poses as His cover identity is [[ObfuscatingStupidity that of a stoner.
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stoner]]. Bonus points for "spymaster" "Spymaster" literally being the name of his rank within the organization.
4th Mar '17 3:10:44 PM MadAnthony94
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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.
21st Feb '17 11:24:36 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Mathew owns a chain of cafés, which are popular not because they serve good coffee (they don't), but because they're a front for a network of spies and one can buy more than just a vaguely coffee-like fluid there.
16th Jan '17 7:15:58 AM isoycrazy
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** Odin is still around, though not as strong as he once was, and a powerful knowledge broker. He has his eye on many targets, Harry included, and shows great respect for guile and cunning. He even knows [[spoiler:Harry had a child for a time before Harry even found out himself. And when Harry comes asking for help finding her, Odin knows and gives the information freely]]. Harry realizes later, this was all a manipulation on Odin's part, giving him a gun and telling him where to shoot to take down a common enemy.
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