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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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* ''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]].
24th Apr '17 6:56:31 PM nombretomado
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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'', [[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}}.]]

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** The TalesSeries VideoGame/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'', [[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}}.]]
17th Apr '17 5:14:55 PM SullenFrog
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* The ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has a couple of moles embedded in its crew.
** In ''Mask of Arcadius'', it doesn’t take long for the crew to figure out that Solar Alliance liaison officer Kryska Stares has been assigned to the Sunrider as much to spy on them as to help them fight against PACT.
** In the sequel ''Liberation Day'', [[NumberTwo Ava]] notices that PACT has been able to track down the Sunrider with uncanny precision on several occasions, and realizes that somebody in the crew must be feeding them intel on the ship’s movements. She concludes that it’s Chigara, the ship’s Chief Engineer, [[TomatoInTheMirror who bears a disturbing resemblance to]][[ArtificialHuman the Prototypes]] who lead PACT and could be leaking valuable information to them through their HiveMind, intentionally or not. [[spoiler:She’s half-right: Chigara ''is'' a Prototype spy, but she’s not the leak. The actual leak is Claude, the ship’s doctor, who’s been working with the Prototypes since before she joined the crew.]]
14th Apr '17 12:52:57 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}'' the Mole is immediately (and unnecessarily) lampshaded by TheLancer as soon as he offers to join. If you gather the right information to convince the leader of the entire organization to do a HeelFaceTurn, then he confesses and asks to remain in your party, otherwise he invites you to an ambush ("There's something I must tell you, but you must come alone! Otherwise the information will be LostForever!")

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}'' the Mole is immediately (and unnecessarily) lampshaded by TheLancer as soon as he offers to join. If you gather the right information to convince the leader of the entire organization to do a HeelFaceTurn, then he confesses and asks to remain in your party, otherwise he invites you to an ambush ("There's something I must tell you, but you must come alone! Otherwise the information will be LostForever!")lost forever!")
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.
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