Needs Rename and Rewrite (alt titles crowner 4/13): Spy From Weights And Measures get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 16th Apr 2012 11:59:00 PM
edited 6th Sep '11 10:01:39 PM by David7204
edited 6th Sep '11 10:13:56 PM by Madrugada
- The Excel Saga had an Assassin from Accounting.
- In Ghost in the Shell, Section 9 employee Togusa mentions his cover is that of working for a security firm. Maj. Kusanagi on the other hand, maintains that she works for the Military. Ishikawa actually owns a gambling hall for cover. Section 9 usually work in official capacity or undercover, so they rarely need consistent covers.
- Weiß Kreuz has the four assassins working a cover job as florists, first alongside a little old lady and her cat, and later in a pink mobile trailer. In the sequel series, they're investigating suspicious suicides at prep schools, and go under cover as teachers and students.
- In the Aubrey/Maturin series Stephan Maturin is one of Brittains most effective spies, but uses his status as a respected natural philospher and physician to travel in wartime.
- In Discworld, The Fifth Elephant has Inigo Skimmer, an assassin posing as a clerk, and a later book, Going Postal references a whole group of "dark clerks", guys who dress like pencil-pushers and seem normal until you notice the psychotic look in their eyes.
- Except that they really are clerks. Lord Vetinari has hired them as his clerks. Even if they were all trained in the Assassins' Guild, as he was.
- Deep Space Nine. Cardassian spy Garak operates from "Garak's Clothiers", a tailor shop. There is also a Del Floria's Tailor Shop listed on the Promenade businesses in a tongue-in-cheek homage to The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Get Smart: CONTROL has its headquarters in the Smithsonian.... in a display about CONTROL. The display pretends CONTROL was disbanded at the end of the Cold War.
- Undercover Brother. The headquarters of the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. are located beneath a barber shop.
- Torchwood Three's main entrance is in the back of a Cardiff Tourist Bureau.
- And yet they always introduce themselves as "Torchwood" and drive in tricked-out high-tech cars, to the point where everyone in Cardiff knows who they are.
- The titular Special Unit in Special Unit 2 uses a dry cleaners for cover.
- In one episode, a guy tries to rob the place with a handgun. Cue all the undercover cops taking out their oversized guns in a scene reminiscent of RoboCop 3.
edited 7th Sep '11 9:21:55 AM by Madrugada
edited 7th Sep '11 10:23:43 AM by shimaspawn
edited 8th Sep '11 5:26:49 PM by Euodiachloris
edited 5th Dec '11 9:16:24 PM by Camacan
edited 11th Feb '12 7:19:32 AM by Myra
Alternative Titles: Spy From Weights And Measures
13th Apr '12 5:17:27 AM