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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.
16th Jan '17 7:08:10 AM isoycrazy
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* Reliable sources within ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' identify ArchangelUriel as {{God}}'s personal spymaster and "black ops guy".
** [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]] is the bearer of Uriel's opposite number, [[FallenAngel Anduriel]], who has the title "Master of Shadows."

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* Reliable sources within ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** Bob and other knowledgeable agents
identify ArchangelUriel as {{God}}'s personal spymaster and "black ops guy".
guy". He is, however, limited by not being able to affect a person's freewill. He cannot give information or knowledge that would otherwise change a person's choice, but rather give them help for a choice already made. Even with this severe limit on a being who states he is capable of destroying galaxies, he knows humanity well enough that a tiny nudge at the right moment will hit three or more birds with one stone.
** [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]] is the bearer of Uriel's opposite number, [[FallenAngel Anduriel]], who has the title "Master of Shadows." He was Lucifer's second-in-command during the War on Heaven and cast out from Hell into a Coin to terrorize earth. [[spoiler:Befitting his name, Anduriel can spy from anything that casts a shadow unless it falls within a protected domain]].
** 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.
10th Dec '16 12:39:31 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', Kronmir is a spymaster for hire, who creates and maintains networks of spies and assassins wherever his current employers want him to.
28th Nov '16 6:24:01 AM BlacKat
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* The protagonist (of a sort, though he's not the POV character) of ''Literature/JokerGame'' is Lt. Col. Yuuki: TheChessmaster, MagnificentBastard and Spymaster, all in one.
28th Oct '16 3:38:09 PM Euodiachloris
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* Varys "the Spider" in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the Master of Spies and likes saying he gets his information from his "little birds".

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* 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".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.]]
8th Jun '16 10:52:11 PM Finlay44
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* Count Sigizmund Dijkstra is the Spymaster of Kingdom of Redania and one of the principal players in Andrzej Sapkowski's ''Literature/TheWitcher'' series.

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* Count Sigizmund Sigismund Dijkstra is the Spymaster of Kingdom of Redania and one of the principal players in Andrzej Sapkowski's ''Literature/TheWitcher'' series.



** And in the game based on them [[spoiler:the fence Thraller is actually head of intelligence and the secret police.]]

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** And in the game based on them [[spoiler:the fence Thraller Thaler is actually head of Temerian intelligence and the secret police.]]
5th Jun '16 3:59:07 AM Elfkaiser
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* Deande from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is the Spymistress of the Jennerit Imperium and right hand of Lothar Rendain. In secret though, she's been helping Jennerit rebels who disagree with Rendain's regime, and sabotaging Rendain's plans right underneath the Lord Commander's nose.
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