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During season 2 (The Second Raid), Chidori is being monitored from afar by a man who we later learn is an intelligence operative by the codename of Wraith. After Sousuke is reassigned, Chidori gets the drop on Wraith and confronts him, but is later shot by Xia Yu Lan.

After Leonard turns up and kills Xia Yu Lan, we find out Wraith isn't dead but that the bullet to the head ripped apart a mask. We see what looks to be a female eye. After the conclusion of the Hong Kong incident, the Mithril intelligence agent who was working with the SRT is talking to a woman who wasn't around before. At the very end, when Sousuke returns to school, this same woman is watching Chidori and Sousuke from afar. Her comments lead us to believe she is Wraith.

Why did Wraith pose as a guy? Was there any benefit to her mission in making people believe she was the opposite gender?

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No particular reason is ever given for why Wraith chooses any particular disguise throughout the anime series or novels. Her M.O. involves cycling through an entire range of different disguises, male or female. The overriding purpose is that she blends into whichever environment she is seeking to infiltrate. That, and to ensure her true identity is as concealed as possible: in that case, pretending to be a man is doubly useful, in that it makes her less likely to be identified as the notorious (female) Wraith.

  • so at the end of the second season was Wraith still in a disguise, just not that of a man? – Memor-X Aug 16 '15 at 1:10
  • Wraith was always in one disguise or another, male or female! – Meir Illumination Aug 16 '15 at 1:11

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