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27th Mar '17 3:39:59 PM Bugfragged
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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', there are no less than three people spying from within the party at various points. First you have [[TheStoic Kratos]], who betrays you in the [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle fake ending]]. Next, you have the BigBad himself in disguise as a young boy, although at least he isn't an official party member. And finally, you have [[HandsomeLech Zelos]], who was spying on your party for both the BigBad ''and'' LaResistance.

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', there are no less than three people spying from within the party at various points. First you have [[TheStoic Kratos]], who betrays you in the [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle fake ending]]. Next, you have the BigBad himself in disguise himself, who uses his true form as a young boy, boy to appear innocent and gain the party's trust, although at least he isn't an official party member. And finally, you have [[HandsomeLech Zelos]], who was spying on your party for both the BigBad ''and'' LaResistance.
27th Mar '17 3:36:55 PM Bugfragged
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** The TalesSeries loves this trope so much, along with party member betrayal, that fans were legitimately shocked that ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' never had anyone turncoat on you or be revealed to be working for the BigBad. Its prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', however, brings this trope back full swing with [[spoiler: Magilou]]

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** The TalesSeries loves this trope so much, along with party member betrayal, that fans were legitimately shocked that ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' never had anyone turncoat on you or be revealed to be working for the BigBad. Its prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', however, brings this trope back full swing with [[spoiler: [[RedHerring makes it seem like Magilou]] will be the traitor due to her suspicious behavior and and an early game incident where she sold out Velvet to avoid interrogation. [[spoiler:The real traitor turns out to be her Malak, Bienfu, who was forced to leak info on the party due to Melchior's {{Geas}}.]]
7th Mar '17 11:26:56 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', several of the random citizens in Cyrodiil are actually Mythic Dawn cultists. Usually, you won't discover this until your actions make the Mythic Dawn faction sufficiently mad at you that they start to attack you on sight, although you may find this out ahead of time - say, if you burgle their house and find a set of cultist robes, or if they get attacked by something and [[ArtificialStupidity blow their cover by summoning their trademark armor]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[spoiler:The Nord leader of Vvardenfell's Fighter's Guild is revealed to be a Mole for the Cammona Tong, the EvilCounterpart to the regular Thieve's Guild that wants them dead. You can either help the Nord eradicate the Thieves' Guild, or help the second-in-command of the Fighter's Guild expose and kill him]].
** There's more than that, however. One Mages Guild quest requires you to root out a potential Telvanni spy; [[spoiler:It's the Archmages personal assistant]]. A House Hlaalu quest has you delivering new orders to their spy watching their rivals House Redoran, [[spoiler:the upper-class tailor in Ald'ruhn, the Redoran capital]]. Though one doesn't formally come up in the Thieves Guild questline, you can find a few Thieves Guild members deep undercover at the Camonna Tong HQ, the Dren Plantation. And then there is the player character, who (on the assumption that you eventually get around to doing the main quest) will be an undercover agent of the Emperor and member of a variable number of other factions (and if you choose to join the Temple beforehand, your involvement with the Dissident Priests and the Nerevarine Cult would also count).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': The game seems to love this trope.
*** [[spoiler: Sjoring Hard-Heart, leader of the Fighters Guild]], is actually a [[TheSyndicate Camonna]] [[TheMafia Tong]] agent, and two of the sub-leaders are his assistants. He's leading the Tong's war on the Imperial import ThievesGuild. You can either help him eradicate the Thieves Guild, or help the second-in-command of [[spoiler: the Fighter's Guild]] expose and eliminate him.
*** One Mages Guild quest requires you to root out a potential Telvanni spy: It's [[spoiler: Tiram Gadar, Archmage Trebonius']] personal assistant. Other instances include a quest for House Hlaalu has you delivering new orders to their spy watching the Redoran: Bivale Teneran, the high-class tailor in Ald'ruhn. And even though one doesn't formally come up in the Thieves Guild questline, you can find a few Thieves Guild members deep undercover at the Camonna Tong HQ, the Dren Plantation.
*** ''You'' can temporarily be this the Tribunal Temple is a joinable faction, and there is a period in the Main Quest where you work with the Nerevarine Cult (which is persecuted by the Temple) and the Dissident Priests (a dissident faction of the Temple) without that being known to the Temple mainstream (once it becomes known, you can't join or use the Temple's services, but you're not actually expelled). You can't actually do any Mole-ish things... unless you get to the highest Temple rank (Patriarch you're still outranked by the Archcanon and Vivec himself, which is why you can be suspended later on) in time for a specific quest, where you can use that rank to simply walk right into the Temple's high-security prison.
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', several of the random citizens in Cyrodiil are actually Mythic Dawn cultists. Usually, you won't discover this until your actions make the Mythic Dawn faction sufficiently mad at you that they start to attack you on sight, although you may find this out ahead of time - say, if you burgle their house and find a set of cultist robes, or if they get attacked by something and [[ArtificialStupidity blow their cover by summoning their trademark armor]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[spoiler:The Nord leader of Vvardenfell's Fighter's Guild is revealed to be a Mole for the Cammona Tong, the EvilCounterpart to the regular Thieve's Guild that wants them dead. You can either help the Nord eradicate the Thieves' Guild, or help the second-in-command of the Fighter's Guild expose and kill him]].
** There's more than that, however. One Mages Guild quest requires you to root out a potential Telvanni spy; [[spoiler:It's the Archmages personal assistant]]. A House Hlaalu quest has you delivering new orders to their spy watching their rivals House Redoran, [[spoiler:the upper-class tailor in Ald'ruhn, the Redoran capital]]. Though one doesn't formally come up in the Thieves Guild questline, you can find a few Thieves Guild members deep undercover at the Camonna Tong HQ, the Dren Plantation. And then there is the player character, who (on the assumption that you eventually get around to doing the main quest) will be an undercover agent of the Emperor and member of a variable number of other factions (and if you choose to join the Temple beforehand, your involvement with the Dissident Priests and the Nerevarine Cult would also count).
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6th Jan '17 11:37:05 AM Nicoaln
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* This becomes a plot point on every path in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', with varying levels:
** In ''Birthright'', it turns out that TheMole is done twice - first with Zola who is taken as a captive, but [[BecomingTheMask legitimately wants what's best for Corrin]], even begging Garon to spare their life. After Zola is removed from the equation, however, it's revealed much later that [[spoiler: Takumi]] is this trope unintentionally.
** Corrin and Azura are suspected of being this in ''Conquest'', but they eventually earn Garon and Iago's respect.
** In ''Revelation'', an important plot point in the game's third act is the fact that [[spoiler: Scarlet]] is killed upon entry to Valla, and the group is constantly bombarded by ambushes and traps. As it turns out, there are two, Anthony and [[spoiler: Gunter]]. The former was made as one and the latter is [[spoiler: possessed by Anankos, and he even kills Scarlet while attempting to take Corrin's life.]]


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** The TalesSeries loves this trope so much, along with party member betrayal, that fans were legitimately shocked that ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' never had anyone turncoat on you or be revealed to be working for the BigBad. Its prequel, ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', however, brings this trope back full swing with [[spoiler: Magilou]]
21st Dec '16 8:42:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Albert Wesker from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Since being outed and subsequently "killed off", he returned as a superhuman, {{badass}} villain.

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* Albert Wesker from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Since being outed and subsequently "killed off", he returned as a superhuman, {{badass}} badass villain.



* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]], ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' there's [[spoiler:Tela Vasir, an Asari spectre who acts as the mole to the Shadow Broker. [[{{Badass}} Ironically she provides a boss fight that is arguably even tougher than the fight with the Broker himself]]]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]], ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' there's [[spoiler:Tela Vasir, an Asari spectre who acts as the mole to the Shadow Broker. [[{{Badass}} Ironically she provides a boss fight that is arguably even tougher than the fight with the Broker himself]]]]himself]]
9th Nov '16 11:45:38 AM ashlay
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* VideoGame/{{Persona 5}} opens with the police stating that someone within the Thieves sold you out, leading to your capture and interrogation. [[spoiler:It's SixthRanger party member Goro Akechi, who's revealed to actually TheDragon for the bad guys.]]
7th Aug '16 1:25:52 PM erforce
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** From the manual for ''Wing Commander Privateer'', the story of a station destroyed by Retros involves one, named [[spoiler: Furstenburg]], that shut down the station's defenses at a critical moment, allowing the Retros to attack unimpeded.

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** From the manual for ''Wing Commander Privateer'', ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'', the story of a station destroyed by Retros involves one, named [[spoiler: Furstenburg]], that shut down the station's defenses at a critical moment, allowing the Retros to attack unimpeded.
7th May '16 4:42:50 PM josh6243
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** In a twist for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'', Senchou isn't [[spoiler:an agent working for the CIA]]. Instead, he's hired by the [[spoiler:Vist Foundation.]]
11th Jan '16 12:15:50 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has too many to count. Ocelot deserves a mention here though, seeing he betrays someone in ''every single game''.
** [[spoiler: EVA]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', who was actually a spy for the Chinese. Due to [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Big Boss']] amazing pheromones, [[spoiler:she]] is eventually converted to his side and is extremely loyal, but that's later.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has too many to count. count.
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Ocelot deserves a mention here though, seeing he betrays someone in ''every single game''.
** [[spoiler: EVA]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', who was actually a spy for the Chinese. Due to [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Big Boss']] amazing pheromones, [[spoiler:she]] is eventually converted to his side and is extremely loyal, but that's later.



* In ''Mission: Impossible'' for the N64 and PS1, Ethan is framed for being Max's mole in the CIA halfway through the game, then later it is revealed that the real mole is Phelps, as in the movie.

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* In ''Mission: Impossible'' for the N64 and PS1, [=PS1=], Ethan is framed for being Max's mole in the CIA halfway through the game, then later it is revealed that the real mole is Phelps, as in the movie.
4th Jan '16 3:56:32 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' has [[spoiler: this happen twice! The first is expected, the second isn't]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'' has [[spoiler: this happen twice! The first is expected, the second isn't]].
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