In Spy, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA analyst who suddenly gets promoted from a desk agent to a field agent. Her job is to prevent the sale of a nuclear bomb – after all, who would suspect a frumpy cat lady of being a spy?
In Kingsman: The Secret Service, we learn that “manners maketh man” but we see that clothing does as well. As secret agent trainee Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton) learns what it takes to be a Kingsman, he also learns to transform his style from an urban street look to a more refined English gentleman look.
Natasha Fatale (voiced by June Foray) is a spy for Pottsylvania in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. Despite their plans, she and her partner in crime, Boris, are often thwarted by the “Moose and Squirrel”. Don’t let her pin-up girl looks fool you for a second though – she’s up to no good.
In the Metal Gear Solid series, Solid Snake is special ops agent who infiltrates enemy installations and disrupts their operations. When he’s vastly outnumbered, he’ll do whatever it takes to remain stealthy, and isn’t above camping out in a cardboard box.
In Team Fortress 2, the Spy often finds himself behind enemy lines but stays cool under pressure. He uses disguises, fakes his own death, and even turns invisible, all for a chance to backstab his enemies.
Scarlett Johansson stars in The Avengers and Iron Man 2 as Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow. A highly-trained spy for S.H.I.E.L.D., she’s every bit as deadly as her code name suggests.
In the Street Fighter series, Cammy is an assassin who turns on M. Bison to become an MI6 secret agent. Cammy’s gloves and boots are well suited for combat. Her leotard and braided pigtails? Not so much.