History Film / Assassins

6th Mar '18 6:04:30 AM JackG
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* BastardUnderstudy: Rath and Nikolai were legendary ColdWar assassins. After Rath killed Nikolai, Bain regarded Rath as the Number One assassin, adopting his weaponry and studying his methods. Unfortunately Bain also thinks he must kill Rath in turn to become Number One himself.

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* BastardUnderstudy: Rath and Nikolai were legendary ColdWar assassins. After Rath killed Nikolai, Bain regarded Rath as the Number One superior assassin, adopting his weaponry and studying his methods. Unfortunately Bain also thinks he must kill Rath in turn to become Number One himself.
6th Mar '18 6:03:43 AM JackG
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-->'''Bain:''' He thought you were his friend, and now I know...that was how you took him. You killed him to be Number One.
6th Mar '18 5:59:54 AM JackG
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* EvilIsHammy: Bain, as a {{foil}} to Rath's calm professionalism. "YOU BLEW IT! I AM STILL ALIVE!"
6th Mar '18 5:57:16 AM JackG
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* WouldNotShootAGoodGuy: Rath misses a chance to kill Bain after he's arrested and cuffed at the cemetery, because it would mean killing police. Bain kills those officers a short time later during his escape, and later several Interpol officers.
6th Mar '18 5:49:34 AM JackG
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* BastardUnderstudy: Rath and Nikolai were legendary ColdWar assassins. After Rath killed Nikolai, Bain regarded Rath as the Number One assassin, adopting his weaponry and studying his methods. Unfortunately Bain also thinks he must kill Rath in turn to become Number One himself.



* FamedInStorey: Rath and Nikolai were legendary ColdWar assassins. After Rath killed Nikolai, Bain regarded Rath as the Number One assassin, adopting his weaponry and studying his methods. Unfortunately Bain also thinks he must kill Rath in turn to become Number One himself.
6th Mar '18 5:48:03 AM JackG
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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Rath's old partner, Nikolai]].

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Rath's old partner, Nikolai]].opponent, Nikolai]].
* FamedInStorey: Rath and Nikolai were legendary ColdWar assassins. After Rath killed Nikolai, Bain regarded Rath as the Number One assassin, adopting his weaponry and studying his methods. Unfortunately Bain also thinks he must kill Rath in turn to become Number One himself.
6th Mar '18 4:50:16 AM JackG
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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Rath goes to a bank with a very large suitcase to empty his account, while Bain waits outside with a sniper rifle to blow his head off. Rath is running a BatmanGambit; given the time it takes to convert all that money to cash, Bain will become impatient and start worrying that Rath slipped out another entrance. Eventually he'll go into the bank to check, but must leave his rifle behind which Electra can then steal. [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee As he explains all this beforehand]], naturally things don't go according to plan.
6th Mar '18 4:33:34 AM JackG
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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Rath wants to quit but he keeps coming back because of money.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Rath wants to quit but he keeps coming back because of money. However it's not a case of EveryManHasHisPrice; he's offered double fee to let his victim go in the opening scene. Rath doesn't bother to respond and the victim (a fellow hitman) is embarrassed at even having made the offer, as it implies he's AintTooProudToBeg like a typical mark.


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* TroubleEntendre: The victim is called the 'mark'.
5th Mar '18 9:21:26 PM JackG
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* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: Day of the Dead in this case. Bain appreciates the irony.
8th Jul '17 5:40:38 AM JackG
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* WouldHitAGirl: Bain has no compunctions whatsoever about killing women; not only does he kill a female police officer, Interpol agent and a hotel maid in the course of his attempt to get to Electra, he threatens Electra with cutting her heart out after he fails to intercept the data she's sending, and only a little bit later kills another innocent woman who's walked into the middle of the gun battle between himself and Rath in Electra's apartment building.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Bain has no compunctions whatsoever about killing women; not only does he kill a female police officer, Interpol agent and a hotel maid in the course of his attempt to get to Electra, he threatens Electra with cutting her heart out after he fails to intercept the data she's sending, and only a little bit later kills another innocent woman who's walked into the middle of the gun battle between himself and Rath in Electra's apartment building.building (though likely under the mistaken belief that she's Electra).
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