covert agents

Three words that every fandom implicitly understands:

“Oh. That episode.”

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AESTHETIC MEME: [2/9] characters: M a r a  J a d e
started as one of the covert agents known as the “Emperor’s Hand”. Going on tasks ranging from assassinations to infiltrating the Empire’s enemies, Mara would become one of the Emperor’s favorite servants and earn the right to apprentice under the Dark Lord of the Sith. Once her master was slain, Mara found herself mentally commanded to hunt down Luke Skywalker and get revenge for her master’s death.

fecipher twitter, 18-1-2017: “Honorable Thief, Matthew”

[Card Showcase] Matthew, seemingly an easygoing young man. His true nature is that of a covert agent serving House Ostia. “Well… I, er… gather information, open doors, chests, and such.” But wait, isn’t all of that the craft of a common thief? Well, perhaps it’s best not to think about the details. (Illust. Misei Ito)

more fire emblem cipher series 7 translations here!

If what Anthony Mackie says is true and Kevin Feige considers the television shows a different universe than the movies, there is absolutely no reason they couldn’t have just done a real Secret Empire adaptation instead of “lol virtual world it’s all just a simulation”

Even if they didn’t want to do the equivalent of the horrible Hydra Cap thing by making Jeffrey Mace a covert Hydra agent, there were options - replace either him or Glenn Talbot with an LMD as the first step towards infiltrating the United States government with more Hydra LMDs and ultimately replacing President Ellis with one. If Ward has to come back, resurrect him as an LMD to serve as Hydra’s warrior (under the explanation that Radcliffe mapped Hive’s brain with all its personalities and made Grant Ward the dominant one, allowing him to retain the skills of Hive’s other hosts) and throw the Ward fans a bone by giving him Taskmaster-like abilities to mimic fighting skills in his programming.

Speaking of President Ellis, how is he still President? Think about this: Iron Man 3 took place in Christmas of 2012. In order for Ellis to be in office at that time, he had to have been elected in 2008. If he was elected in 2012 he would not have taken office until January 2013. That means he was elected to a first term in 2008 and a second term in 2012 - meaning that only a couple months into season 4, assuming the timeline continues to match up to real-world time, an election was held to select his replacement. He cannot be President anymore.

日:はい。プロの密猟者(みつりょうしゃ)や他国(たこく)の工作員(こうさくいん)であったなら(hai. puro no mitsuryousha ya takoku no kousakuin de atta nara)
P:Sim. Caso hajam caçadores profissinais e agentes infiltrados de outros países.
E:Yes. If there were professional poachers and covert agents from other countries.

日:このようなミスをするハズもありませんからね(kono you na misu wo suru hazu mo arimasen kara ne)
P:Não tem como um erro desses ser cometido.
E:There’s no way something like that being missed.

March’s theme is COVERT!
Calling all Agents of Loot!: We’re entrusting you with this top-secret (until now) intel: March’s Loot Crate is a dynamite, jam-packed collection of COVERT operations! We have compiled a crate that celebrates the very best of spies and undercover agents, operatives and espionage, and all the conspiracies, secrets and double-crosses of some of your favorite spy & thriller themes and franchises.
Among the assets we’ll be delivering are an EXCLUSIVE, officially licensed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. replica collectible (complete with certificate of authenticity!); plus a Loot Crate Exclusive Orphan Black item; the return of an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt (not black!), plus some incredibly cool undercover-rrific wearable accessories; and much more!
So study the mission and get ready to embark on an adventure in March!

Weirdly enough, Joe McCarthy’s map didn’t point to a certain D.C. Congressional seat…

5 Conspiracy Theories You Won’t Believe (Really Happened)

#5. There Was Totally a Soviet Spy in Congress

Our friendly neighborhood red spy was a New York Democrat who went by the unassuming but infinitely insultable name of Samuel Dickstein, and we’d be willing to bet that you’ve never once heard of him. You’ve probably heard of his most famous creation, though: the House Committee on Un-American Activities. That’s right – he chaired the committee that would later be in charge of rooting out communists (at the time, it was more about finding Fascists, since this was before the Cold War). Dickstein bears the distinct honor of being “the only known U.S. representative to have served as a covert agent for a foreign power.”

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MOD NOTE: IT’S ALMOST FOUR IN THE MORNING WHERE I AM SO I CAN’T TYPE OUT A WHOLE POST ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW BUT I JUST LEARNED SOME NEW STUFF ABOUT ANDREW JACKSON THAT I WANT TO POST TOMORROW AND I SWEAR EVERYTHING I LEARN ABOUT THIS GUY SOUNDS LIKE SOME KIND OF DARK TWISTED JOKE SOMEBODY MADE UP TO MESS WITH ME, BUT IT’S ALL REAL. HE WAS JUST A BAD GUY. TRULY EVIL TO HIS CORE. HE JUST SEEMED TO GENUINELY ENJOY HURTING OTHERS. HE KILLED PEOPLE, AND LIKE, NOT EVEN WITH SOLDIERS OR COVERT AGENTS LIKE A NORMAL PRESIDENT, AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT HIS TIME IN THE MILITARY EITHER. AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN HE SHOT A MAN DEAD WITH A GUN THAT HE LOADED, POINTED AT THAT GUY, AND FIRED WITH HIS OWN HANDS ON PURPOSE. HE TRIED TO BEAT PEOPLE TO DEATH WITH A CANE ON ENOUGH OCCASIONS THAT HE WAS AFFECTIONATELY NICKNAMED “OLD HICKORY.” THIS DUDE IS ON OUR $20 BILLS. 

Too tall

Disintegrate
            when the music stops

when the lyrics have
                      thickened
            with meaning.

Just let it happen
           like this oh dear

oh dear because covert
                       angels call
           agents fall

into this tuneful
           thicket of loss.

Disintegrate when the
                       music is tall
           taller than grief

taller than oh
           my dear when it stops.