Even though the label betrayer has been affixed, the situation can act as a positive or negative modifier as discussed in the previous chapter. However, one may look at the problem from a reverse angle and examine how the situation may create betrayers. Sometimes pointing towards a betrayer can be used in an awkward situation; the convenient explanation of why things went wrong. In certain social contexts betrayer roles are always evident, they are there to be filled - in prison, there is the role of the rat; in school, the tattletale or the snitch; in war, the traitor. Here however, I want to examine how situations can create more ambiguous roles liable to be associated with betrayal. The roles discussed are all characterized by being middle positions.