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"Dating back to time immemorial, the messenger has served a critical role in human society. In ancient times, messengers served as facilitators of distanced communication. There were social norms in place protecting messengers in times of war, as this was truly a respected and honored profession."
SAYER, SAYER episode 70

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

Variants include:


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