Playing With / Mole in Charge

Basic Trope: The Mole has taken the organization to be infiltrated.
  • Straight: Alex, having infiltrated the government, becomes the Dark Messiah.
  • Exaggerated: Alex is secretly manipulating every organization, except the one he really works for.
  • Downplayed: Alex is in charge of a small organization.
  • Justified: Alex is a Consummate Liar, he uses this to slip up to a high position.
  • Inverted:
    • Alex the janitor is The Mole
    • Bob suspects that Alex is an agent of Emperor Evulz, but is shocked to learn that he is Evulz himself.
  • Subverted: Bob brings evidence that Alex is the Mole, but it is proven wrong.
  • Double Subverted: As soon as Alex is alone, Alex says that he is glad that he was not caught.
  • Parodied: Alex is obviously a mole, but is elected anyway.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The leader of the organization is not The Mole. Lower members might be moles though.
  • Enforced: "Alex is supposed to be Smart, but he really isn't. Let's make him a bad guy, and make his 'stupidity' really intentional."
  • Lampshaded: "So Alex, the president is really one of the bad guys."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: People are suspicious of Alex. They let him in, but don't let him lead until the know he is trustworthy.
  • Discussed: "Anyone here could be bad, even Alex himself."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alex's organization eventually finds out he's The Mole. He is executed for this.
  • Reconstructed: Instead of executing him, they use him to feed false information to their enemies.

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