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Proxy may refer to:

Arts, entertainment and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Proxy, a mysterious humanoid lifeform in the anime Ergo Proxy
  • PROXY, a holodroid featured in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Proxy, the codename of Wendy Harris, a fictional character in the Batgirl comic book series
  • "Proxy", the name of a fictional character in the 2012 horror film Smiley
  • "Proxy", a term, specifically (but not limited to) in Slender: The Arrival, for a person who is influenced or controlled by the Slender Man


Other uses in arts, entertainment and media[edit]

  • Proxy (film), a 2013 horror film directed by Zack Parker
  • Proxies (film), a 1921 silent drama film directed by George D. Baker
  • The Proxy, a drama web series starring Stuart Ashen
  • Proxy card, a substitute card used in trading card games when a player does not own the substituted card and also can occur when proxy cards are not tradeable
  • Proxy (novel), a 2013 young adult novel by Alex London

Computing and technology[edit]

  • ProxyAddress, a service providing postal addresses for homeless people
  • Proxy pattern, a software design pattern in computer programming, also known as a proxy class
  • Proxy server, a computer network service that allows clients to make indirect network connections to other network services

Other uses[edit]

  • Proxy or agent (law), a substitute authorized to act for another entity or a document which authorizes the agent so to act
  • Proxy (climate), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest in climate research
  • Proxy (statistics), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest
  • Healthcare proxy, a document used to specify an agent to make medical decisions for a patient in case they are incapacitated
  • Proxy bullying (or vicarious bullying), bullying committed on behalf of somebody else
  • Proxy fight, attempting to influence how company shareholders use their proxy votes
  • Proxy marriage, common amongst European monarchs, where one party is not present in person to their marriage to the other
  • Proxy murder, a murder committed on behalf of somebody else
  • Proxy statement, information published related to a U.S. stockholders' meeting
  • Proxy voting, a vote cast on behalf of an absent person
  • Proxy war, a war where two powers use third parties as a substitute for fighting each other directly
  • Torture by proxy, torturing someone on somebody else's behalf

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