Mr. Smith

Occult Terminology.

Mr. Smith, or to be more precise, a Mr. Smith is the universal codename for an occult-interest contractor who wishes to remain anonymous or otherwise hide his identity. This arose from a similar practice of gang members being sometimes contracted by the similar 'Mr. Johnson' since the late 80s.

Amusingly, since Department T's occult specialist is Sean Smith, The Agency's occult specialist until 2009 was Francis Smith and Smith and Smith often subcontracts occult operatives, there is an excellent chance that any given Mr. Smith is actually surnamed Smith (although, given that Sean Smith is professor of English Literature, Francis Smith held a PhD in Theoretical Physics, James Smith is a medical doctor and Alexander Smith has a knighthood, none of them is technically "Mr Smith").