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8th Feb '18 7:53:38 AM Cryoclaste
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-->'''CarmenSandiego:''' Well, well well. It seems we have an unexpected guest. Or should I say, an uninvited pest. ''Get the ACME Infiltrator!''

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-->'''CarmenSandiego:''' -->'''Carmen Sandiego:''' Well, well well. It seems we have an unexpected guest. Or should I say, an uninvited pest. ''Get the ACME Infiltrator!''
18th Dec '17 4:30:12 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' revolves around the protagonist Wei Shen being an undercover policeman within the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Sun On Yee]], but ''so'' deep undercover that at one point his handler voices suspicions that he'd "gone native", not least since he'd ended up killing to "prove" that he's not an undercover, and by that point had killed many, ''many'' more.

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'':
** The main plot
revolves around the protagonist Wei Shen being an undercover policeman within the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Sun On Yee]], but ''so'' deep undercover that at one point his handler voices suspicions that he'd "gone native", not least since he'd ended up killing to "prove" that he's not an undercover, and by that point had killed many, ''many'' more.more. Even the player is given doubt just where Wei's loyalties lie, given how well Wei fits in as a rising star in the Sun On Yee.



* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' Brood War, Samir Duran helps the Terran forces at the early missions of the campaign. Halfway through the game, he manipulates the Terran Commander Gerard Dugalle that his childhood friend, Vice-Admiral Alexei Stukov was a traitor to the United Earth Directorate. Dugalle then gives Duran the mission to kill Stukov, after which Duran reveals himself as the real traitor and works with Sarah Kerrigan.
** Then the trope is fulfilled again when Duran betrays Kerrigan at a critical hour, later revealing himself as "a servant of a far greater power" which will likely figure prominently in the sequel.
*** And now has.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' Brood War, Samir Duran helps the Terran forces at the early missions of the campaign. Halfway through the game, he manipulates the Terran Commander Gerard Dugalle that his childhood friend, Vice-Admiral Alexei Stukov was a traitor to the United Earth Directorate. Dugalle then gives Duran the mission to kill Stukov, after which Duran reveals himself as the real traitor and works with Sarah Kerrigan.
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Kerrigan. Then the trope is fulfilled again when Duran betrays Kerrigan at a critical hour, later revealing himself as "a servant of a far greater power" which will likely figure prominently in the sequel.
*** And now has.
power"
29th Oct '17 5:30:32 PM Zerukin
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** '''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' takes this UpToEleven by having [[spoiler:Tsumugi Shirogane not only be the mole, but also the BigBad who killed Rantaro Amami and pinned the blame on [[DecoyProtagonist Kaede Akamatsu]] at the beginning of the game to ensure the killing game went off smoothly.]]
22nd Oct '17 9:10:59 PM KeithM
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Iron Bull is supposed to infiltrate the Inquisition on behalf of the Qunari's Ben-Hassrath. Subverted in that he straight up tells the Inquisitor that's what he's supposed to do as he figures they're too competent not to figure it out on their own, and this way he can act as an unofficial liaison between the Inquisition and the Qunari.
20th Sep '17 9:55:22 AM fungus3
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* The [[TheArtifact currently unplayable game known as]] ''VideoGame/{{Darkspore}}'' uses a heroic version of this trope; Jinx joined the Nocturni Legion with the intention of betraying them horribly once she was of a high enough rank among them.
6th Aug '17 3:49:12 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', [[spoiler: Mina]] is a mole for the NSA, tasked with looking into the Alpha Protocol operation and bringing it down.
** Oh, there's so much more than that: [[spoiler:Parker]] is Halbech's mole within Alpha Protocol, [[spoiler:Omen Deng]] is a DeepCoverAgent for [[spoiler:Taiwan]], [[spoiler:Surkov]] is Halbech's real arms supplier in Russia, [[spoiler:Scarlet]] is the assassin sent to kill President Sung, and it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Steven Heck]] was the one who set up the assassination plot in the first place. Plus there's all the traitors within the organizations you fight who are willing to sell you intel on their friends.

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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', [[spoiler: Mina]] is a mole for the NSA, tasked with looking into the Alpha Protocol operation and bringing it down.
** Oh, there's so much more than that:
down. [[spoiler:Parker]] is Halbech's mole within Alpha Protocol, [[spoiler:Omen Deng]] is a DeepCoverAgent for [[spoiler:Taiwan]], [[spoiler:Surkov]] is Halbech's real arms supplier in Russia, [[spoiler:Scarlet]] is the assassin sent to kill President Sung, and it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Steven Heck]] was the one who set up the assassination plot in the first place. Plus there's all the traitors within the organizations you fight who are willing to sell you intel on their friends.
16th Jun '17 11:29:52 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[ideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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]].

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** In ''[[ideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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]].
16th Jun '17 11:28:44 AM BeerBaron
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%%Examples in this folder have been alphabetized. Please keep them that way when adding new examples%%



* ''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.
** In ''[[ideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Forsworn (a group of [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]]) are revealed to have agents living among the population of major cities within or near the Reach who act as spies and assassins.



* ''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.
** In ''[[ideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Forsworn (a group of [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]]) are revealed to have agents living among the population of major cities within or near the Reach who act as spies and assassins.
16th Jun '17 11:27:02 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]].

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[ideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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]].armor]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Forsworn (a group of [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]]) are revealed to have agents living among the population of major cities within or near the Reach who act as spies and assassins.
26th May '17 3:07:22 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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.]]

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* VideoGame/{{Persona 5}} ''VideoGame/Persona5'' 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 be TheDragon for the bad guys.]]]] In a further twist, [[spoiler:the path to the good ending reveals that you and the rest of the Thieves ''knew'' he was the traitor the entire time, and that you deliberately let him sell you out as part of a plan to fake your death]].
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