The primary purpose of Messenger-type characters is to provide information.

Variants include:
* AlmostDeadGuy
* {{Courier}}
* DoomedAppointment
** DisconnectedByDeath
* {{Herald}}
* ImpededMessenger
* MysteriousInformant
* SpearCarrier

Sometimes messengers who bear bad news get killed, often via a [[TheBlofeldPloy Blofeld Ploy]].
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