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1st Feb '16 9:01:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In an episode of Series/{{Elementary}}, Sherlock deduces that a member of a drug cartel is an undercover cop, who sneaks information to him under the pretense of staging a fight. [[spoiler: Unfortunately it turns out that said cop had [[BecomingTheMask Become the Mask]] in the worst way possible.]]
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* In an episode of Series/{{Elementary}}, ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Sherlock deduces that a member of a drug cartel is an undercover cop, who sneaks information to him under the pretense of staging a fight. [[spoiler: Unfortunately it turns out that said cop had [[BecomingTheMask Become the Mask]] in the worst way possible.]]
29th Nov '15 3:15:48 PM foxley
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* Happened in most "Sgt. Streetwise" photo-comic strips in ''ComicBook/TheEagle'', as disguises were Sgt. Wise's specialty. Sometimes the reader would know which character was Wise was the beginning, and at other times not till he revealed himself when he sprung into action.
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* Happened in most "Sgt. Streetwise" photo-comic strips in ''ComicBook/TheEagle'', ''ComicBook/NewEagle'', as disguises were Sgt. Wise's specialty. Sometimes the reader would know which character was Wise was the beginning, and at other times not till he revealed himself when he sprung into action.
29th Nov '15 3:13:30 PM foxley
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* Done twice in "A Night at the Rose Petal" in ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency Annual'' #1.
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* Done twice in "A Night at the Rose Petal" in ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency Annual'' #1. [[spoiler:Once with Jen disguised as an old drunk, and once with Lt. Bliss disguised as a hooker.]]

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* Happened in most "Sgt. Streetwise" photo-comic strips in ''ComicBook/TheEagle'', as disguises were Sgt. Wise's specialty. Sometimes the reader would know which character was Wise was the beginning, and at other times not till he revealed himself when he sprung into action.
8th Aug '15 3:21:49 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Owl of Minerva", Father Brown and Inspector Sullivan are cornered by the murderer and another member of the conspiracy, only for the other member to turn out to be an inspector from Special Branch who arrests the murderer.
20th Jul '15 6:27:50 AM foxley
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[[AC:Advertising]] * Happens in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQbXeAycblU Crunchie Train Robbery]]". When the outlaws come out carrying the box of Crunchies, a respectable looking matron leaps up and rips open "her" blouse to reveal a sheriff's star.
16th Jul '15 2:34:55 PM mlsmithca
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"Its" and "it's" are NOT interchangeable. Please learn the difference between them. Also fixing assorted formatting errors. And not only are the moments not called "crowning" anymore, but they only get linked to from YMMV pages for works and/or Sugar Wiki/, not from trope pages.
* One Sinnoh-era ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode had one of these with an undercover Officer Jenny. There was a possible vague hint with Brock going into his usual routine when the group met her,but it was still hidden fairly well.
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* One Sinnoh-era ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode had one of these with an undercover Officer Jenny. There was a possible vague hint with Brock going into his usual routine when the group met her,but her, but it was still hidden fairly well.

* Happens twice in the ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''. In "Bad Bob," Bob and his cousin deal drugs, and find out their buyer is a cop when he reads them their rights. In "Trust Me", the kid, to fund his drug habit, sells drugs to an undercover cop with a briefcase full of money, resulting in the cop pulling out a pistol and a badge, which is less surprising than most examples of the trope because he gets down on his knees and says "[[TitleDrop Trust]] [[SchmuckBait me]]!".
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* Happens twice in the ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''. In "Bad Bob," Bob", Bob and his cousin deal drugs, and find out their buyer is a cop when he reads them their rights. In "Trust Me", the kid, to fund his drug habit, sells drugs to an undercover cop with a briefcase full of money, resulting in the cop pulling out a pistol and a badge, which is less surprising than most examples of the trope because he gets down on his knees and says "[[TitleDrop Trust]] [[SchmuckBait me]]!".

* In the final ending of ''Film/{{Clue}}'', [[spoiler:Mr. Green]] reveals himself as an FBI agent, just after shooting [[spoiler:Wadsworth who is the real Mr. Boddy]].
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* In the final ending of ''Film/{{Clue}}'', [[spoiler:Mr. Green]] reveals himself as an FBI agent, just after shooting [[spoiler:Wadsworth who is the real Mr. Boddy]]. In the first two endings, it is [[spoiler:Wadsworth]] who is revealed as an FBI agent after unmasking the mastermind behind the murders that have taken place. In all three endings, the evangelist who knocked at the door just before the summary of who killed whom is also revealed as an FBI agent.

* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' it's setup to look like Andre might be the villain until he reveals that he is actually an undercover cop. * ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', a rare non-humor book by DaveBarry (although it does have it's moments), is about an illegal casino ship that is also a base for drug dealers, things go wrong, etc. On of the POV characters is a pretty young lady who works as a cocktail waitress, hates her job, and her mother always tells her to quit because it's so dangerous... Makes perfect sense, until the very last part of the book when it's revealed that "cocktail waitress" was just a disguise: she is actually a badass undercover cop, and now everything suddenly sounds a lot smarter. * Creator/TimothyZahn's not-quite-StarWars SpaceOpera-Mystery-action book ''Literature/TheIcarusHunt''. To say more would be to spoil it, though if the reader is both paying attention and actively trying to put the pieces together, it's not ''that'' hard to figure it out ahead of time.
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* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' it's setup is set up to look like Andre might be the villain until he reveals that he is actually an undercover cop. * ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', a rare non-humor book by DaveBarry (although it does have it's its moments), is about an illegal casino ship that is also a base for drug dealers, things go wrong, etc. On of the POV characters is a pretty young lady who works as a cocktail waitress, hates her job, and her mother always tells her to quit because it's so dangerous... Makes perfect sense, until the very last part of the book when it's revealed that "cocktail waitress" was just a disguise: she is actually a badass undercover cop, and now everything suddenly sounds a lot smarter. * Creator/TimothyZahn's not-quite-StarWars not-quite-''Franchise/StarWars'' SpaceOpera-Mystery-action book ''Literature/TheIcarusHunt''. To say more would be to spoil it, though if the reader is both paying attention and actively trying to put the pieces together, it's not ''that'' hard to figure it out ahead of time.

* Done in the very last word of Creator/MickeySpillane's [[spoiler: ''Deep'' ]].
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* Done in the very last word of Creator/MickeySpillane's [[spoiler: ''Deep'' ]]. ''Deep''.

* Turned UpToEleven in a sketch in ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet''. The undercover cop reveals himself to be one to a gang, now that he's got enough evidence to convict them...[[FlockofWolves and then ''all of them'' turn out to be undercover cops.]]
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* Turned UpToEleven in a sketch in ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet''. The undercover cop reveals himself to be one to a gang, now that he's got enough evidence to convict them...[[FlockofWolves [[FlockOfWolves and then ''all all of them'' them turn out to be undercover cops.]]

* ''Series/HawaiiFive0:'' Sid in "Mala Ka Aina"; Kono in "Ma'eme'e" * Liam in ''Series/TheChicagoCode''
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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0:'' Sid in "Mala Ka Aina"; Kono in "Ma'eme'e" "Ma'eme'e". * Liam in ''Series/TheChicagoCode''''Series/TheChicagoCode''.

* In episode 4 of series 1 of ''Series/DeathInParadise'', the MsFanservice in a group of treasure hunters turns out to be an investigator from an insurance company, which had been defrauded by the leader of the group. Camille, one of the main police officer protagonists had immediately disliked her and thought she was guilty (mainly because she caught her superior officer and [[{{UST}} potential love interest]], Richard, ogling the woman, and when the woman reveals her true identity, Camille [[InsaneTrollLogic declares that she was proven correct]].
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* In episode 4 of series 1 of ''Series/DeathInParadise'', the MsFanservice in a group of treasure hunters turns out to be an investigator from an insurance company, which had been defrauded by the leader of the group. Camille, one of the main police officer protagonists protagonists, had immediately disliked her and thought she was guilty (mainly because she caught her superior officer and [[{{UST}} potential love interest]], Richard, ogling the woman, woman), and when the woman reveals her true identity, Camille [[InsaneTrollLogic declares that she was proven correct]].

* In VideoGame/SaintsRow, Troy Bradshaw is an undercover cop who infiltrated the Third Street Saints. He reveals himself after the rest of the gangs have been taken out by arresting Julius Little.
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* In VideoGame/SaintsRow, ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', Troy Bradshaw is an undercover cop who infiltrated the Third Street Saints. He reveals himself after the rest of the gangs have been taken out by arresting Julius Little.

* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Almost Got 'Im", as several of Batman's villains play poker at a seedy bar and exchange stories on how they had nearly killed Batman, Joker announces that he had just kidnapped Catwoman and was holding her at an abandoned catfood factory, where he planned to have her killed. Killer Croc then punches out Joker, and the other thugs discover that Croc is really Batman in disguise. When they decide to take him out, ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome every other patron of the bar]]'' turns out to be a cop. The gathered cops, led by Commissioner Gordon and Detective Bullock, take down the villains, leaving Batman free to save Catwoman.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Almost Got 'Im", as several of Batman's villains play poker at a seedy bar and exchange stories on how they had nearly killed Batman, Joker announces that he had just kidnapped Catwoman and was holding her at an abandoned catfood factory, where he planned to have her killed. Killer Croc then punches out Joker, and the other thugs discover that Croc is really Batman in disguise. When they decide to take him out, ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome every ''every other patron of the bar]]'' bar'' turns out to be a cop. The gathered cops, led by Commissioner Gordon and Detective Bullock, take down the villains, leaving Batman free to save Catwoman.

* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Butters' Bottom Bitch" has Sergeant Yates disguises himself as a prostitute and outs himself to all the people who hire him. At the end, he ''marries'' a pimp and they live a happy life for a year before he outs himself.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Butters' Bottom Bitch" has Sergeant Yates disguises disguise himself as a prostitute and outs out himself to all the people who hire him. At the end, he ''marries'' a pimp and they live a happy life for a year before he outs himself.
8th Jul '15 4:14:21 PM nombretomado
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* This happened to Sawyer in the "flash-sideways" on ''{{Lost}}'' - the scene deliberately echoed a season one flashback which showed him as a con man, only this time the mark called him on it, and he revealed that he was a cop.
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* This happened to Sawyer in the "flash-sideways" on ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' - the scene deliberately echoed a season one flashback which showed him as a con man, only this time the mark called him on it, and he revealed that he was a cop.
6th Jul '15 1:01:42 PM Silverblade2
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[[AC:Music]] * In the video of Hobastanks' "Same Direction", which is a sequel to "The Reason" where the band stole a Ruby, the singer is revealed to be an undercover cop and then arrests his band mates.
30th May '15 1:30:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Running Scared'' (1986). When detectives Hughes and Costanzo try to arrest Gonzales and end up caught in an ambush, two of Gonzales' men reveal themselves as undercover cops Montoya and Sigliano and save the {{heroes}}' lives. This is an EmbarrassingRescue from their point of view, [[UngratefulBastard and they even try to blame the agents for stuffing up their arrest]].
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* ''Running Scared'' (1986).''Film/RunningScared1986''. When detectives Hughes and Costanzo try to arrest Gonzales and end up caught in an ambush, two of Gonzales' men reveal themselves as undercover cops Montoya and Sigliano and save the {{heroes}}' lives. This is an EmbarrassingRescue from their point of view, [[UngratefulBastard and they even try to blame the agents for stuffing up their arrest]].
2nd May '15 12:05:57 PM Patachou
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