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3rd Jul '17 1:38:40 AM Dracis
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** In ''The Honor of the Queen'' Honor is at dinner with the monarch of Grayson when assassins come after him as part of an attempted [[TheCoup coup d'etat]]. Little do they know that A) Honor is a genetically enhanced {{heavyworlder}} and an expert in the Manticoran martial art ''coup de vitesse'', and B) her "pet" treecat Nimitz is essentially a furry six-legged buzzsaw.

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** In ''The Honor of the Queen'' Honor is at dinner with the monarch of Grayson when assassins come after him as part of an attempted [[TheCoup coup d'etat]]. Little do they know that A) Honor is a genetically enhanced {{heavyworlder}} and an expert in the Manticoran martial art ''coup de vitesse'', and B) her "pet" treecat Nimitz is essentially a furry six-legged buzzsaw.buzzsaw with [[TheEmpath empathic awareness]].
26th Jun '17 6:13:14 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/KrisLongknife'':
** Kris escaped her first assassination attempt (disguised as a kidnapping) when she was ''ten''. During the series proper she defeats a disturbingly large number of overt and covert assassination attempts, which gets to the point at the end of book six where she asks her {{AI}} companion Nelly to [[XDaysSince keep track of the time it takes for the next person to try to kill her]] and Nelly responds that she doesn't think she can count that ''low''. In ''Undaunted'', she actually feels insulted that the latest attempt she survived was actually aimed at someone else she was with.
** Vicky Peterwald's current record is surviving four assassination attempts in ''one day''.



* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the DirtyCop ring H.R. tries to have Detective Carter assassinated when she gets too close in her investigation. She turns out to be quicker on the trigger than her assassin, so the H.R. member on site improvises and pockets the assassin's gun to frame her for shooting an unarmed man. She keeps her job but at the start of the next season has been demoted to beat cop.



** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'': An early story mission has where Edward Kenway, impersonating an Assassin who was a traitor (and whom Kenway killed in self-defense), meet with some Templars. During the meeting they're attacked by Assassins who are after the Templars, but they don't expect Kenway's fighting skills.

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** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'': An early story mission has where Edward Kenway, impersonating an Assassin who was a traitor (and whom Kenway killed in self-defense), meet with some Templars. During the meeting they're attacked by Assassins who are after the Templars, but they don't expect Kenway's fighting skills.
26th Jun '17 5:56:40 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/BurnNotice'':
** Early in season one, Michael mentions to Jason Bly, an NSA bureaucrat who is harassing him, that he got his trademark sunglasses from an Algerian special ops guy.
-->'''Michael:''' He, ah, didn't need them anymore.
** Late in the season, an assassin tries to strangle Michael in his apartment, promising to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident. Michael manages to break through to where he's hidden a gun and shoot his attacker in the stomach; he flees and bleeds out in a nearby alley.
** When Sam is [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext audited by the IRS]] in a season 3 episode, he shows off a gun as the only proof of a classified mission he was on that figures into his taxes somehow. (He's not actually trying to intimidate the auditor with the story, it just can't legally be explained in any other way.)
-->'''Sam:''' ''Something happened'', and then the gun... didn't have an owner anymore.
17th Jun '17 5:23:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'':
** Delaney turns the tables on an assassin sent by the EITC at the end of the second episode, though it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in that he doesn't walk away unscathed.
** And again in the fourth episode, in which Delaney is also injured. This time it's an assassin sent by the Americans, and given his huge size proves to be far more dangerous than the previous one.
26th May '17 9:09:28 AM H2SO4
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* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' is all over this. Chief Inspector Dreyfus has gone insane and sent assassins from around the world to kill Clouseau. But they've also been told to assassinate each other because each country wants to have the privilege of killing Clouseau. Meanwhile Clouseau bumblingly foils each try, not even knowing about the assassination attempts most of the time.

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* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' is all over this. Chief Inspector Dreyfus has gone insane and sent assassins from around the world to kill Clouseau. But they've also been told to assassinate each other because each country wants to have the privilege of killing Clouseau. Meanwhile Clouseau bumblingly foils each try, not even knowing about the assassination attempts most of the time. [[spoiler:The second to last one, however, thought he succeeded, mistaking a disguised assassin for the real Clouseau]].
1st May '17 9:50:02 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Osha attempts to assassinate Ramsay using the same HoneyTrap ploy she used to lull Theon into a false sense of security and murder one of his guards. Unfortunately, Theon had already told Ramsay about this trick during one of their torture sessions, so when she tries it again, Ramsay is quicker on the draw and kills her.
19th Apr '17 10:05:27 AM Inferus54
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**[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]] features the appropriately named "Attack of the Saints" mission, where an AmazonBrigade of assassins known as the Saints attempt to kill agent 47. He picks them off one by one.
11th Apr '17 7:55:31 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', various people will, at times, send Dark Brotherhood assassins after you for stealing from them, as will [[spoiler: [[CantArgueWithElves Ancano]], near the end of the College of Winterhold questline. [[ScrewYouElves This doesn't work]]]]. This is a bad idea, considering just who the player character is.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', various people will, at times, send Dark Brotherhood assassins after you for stealing from them, as will [[spoiler: [[CantArgueWithElves Ancano]], near the end of the College of Winterhold questline. [[ScrewYouElves This doesn't work]]]]. This is a bad idea, considering just who the player character is.
11th Apr '17 7:54:39 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
*** Once you've advanced far enough in the main quest, Dagoth Ur will send Ash Zombie assassins to attack you if you sleep in cities under the influence of a nearby Sixth House Base. If you want to stop the attacks (as well as free any Sleepers in the area), you'll need to locate the base and kill the Dagoth in charge.
*** In the ''Tribunal'' expansion, you are randomly assaulted by Dark Brotherhood assassins whenever you sleep, until you get to the heart of the problem (and the main premise for the expansion's storyline) and stop them. Naturally, if you aren't employing this trope, you die. Game Over.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** Once you've advanced far enough in the main quest, [[BigBad Dagoth Ur Ur]] will send Ash Zombie assassins to attack you if you sleep in cities under the influence of a nearby [[ReligionOfEvil Sixth House Base. House]] base. If you want to stop the attacks (as well as free any Sleepers [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Sleepers]] in the area), you'll need to locate the base and kill the Dagoth in charge.
*** In the ''Tribunal'' expansion, you are randomly assaulted by [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood Brotherhood]] assassins whenever you sleep, until you get to the heart of the problem (and the main premise for the expansion's storyline) and stop them. Naturally, if you aren't employing this trope, you die. Game Over.
28th Mar '17 12:00:43 PM AthenaBlue
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* A twofer in season 1 of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Wolfram & Hart first hire Faith to kill Angel. After she goes through a HeelFaceTurn as a result, they hire a demon to assassinate Faith, [[DarkActionGirl with predictable results]].
-->'''Lee Mercer:''' This is getting ridiculous. The first assassin kills the second assassin, sent to kill the first assassin, who didn't assassinate anyone until we hired the second assassin to assassinate the first assassin!



* Done in an episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where an alien assassin is trying to kill Superman. Upon failing, he has an immediate EyeLightsOut death - failure is unacceptable in his culture.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Reapers are assassins who are specifically target [[{{Grimm}} Grimms]], but since Grimms are far from helpless, their success is far from guaranteed. The Reaper who goes after Marie Kessler overpowers her, but he makes the mistake of disregarding her police-trained nephew, Nick, who shoots him dead. The Reapers who later come to kill Nick make the mistake of thinking that two of them will be enough to kill him. [[spoiler:Nick sends a note back to their boss, "Next time send your best." This is accompanied by the heads of the two Reapers.]]



* In ''Series/{{Luck}}'', not only does Gus ambush and kill an assassin with his bare hands, but his idle chatter with Ace makes it seem like this isn't the first time.
--> '''Gus''': "Remember Chicago? I think we've got a situation like that again."
* An episode of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' has assassins trying to kill Sledge from the time he wakes until he gets to the office. One, hiding in his closet, meets his end because Sledge shoots him through the closet door. Not because he knew there was an assassin in the closet, but because he always shoots at the target on his closet door.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The First Doctor runs rings around the mute assassin Ascaris sent to kill him in "The Romans", and ultimately ends up shoving him out of a window.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; LabRat [[PerkyGoth Abby Scuito]] is preparing to testify in court, but the suspect hires a hitman to take her out while she's on her way to the courthouse. By the time Gibbs and his team catch up with her, she pushes her would-be killer out of the taxi while gleefully tasering him.
-->'''Gibbs''': ABBY!\\
'''Abby''': Be with you in a second, Gibbs. (tasers the guy again) And don't look up my skirt!

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; LabRat [[PerkyGoth Abby Scuito]] is preparing to testify in court, but ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E4TheRomans "The Romans"]], the suspect hires a hitman to take her out while she's on her way to First Doctor runs rings around the courthouse. By the time Gibbs mute assassin Ascaris sent to kill him, and his team catch ultimately ends up with her, she pushes her would-be killer shoving him out of the taxi while gleefully tasering him.
-->'''Gibbs''': ABBY!\\
'''Abby''': Be with you in
a second, Gibbs. (tasers the guy again) And don't look up my skirt!window.



* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Nagus", it is implied that Grand Nagus Zek of the Ferengi has survived ''many'' attempts on his life. When he names Quark as his successor, Quark is quickly given an offer of protection [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse (actually a threat)]] from Gral another Ferengi, if he would "consider" giving Gral his pick of the more profitable opportunities in the Gamma Quadrant. When the now-nervous Quark asks Zek for advice, Zek merely says "So Gral was the first? He won't be the last." And he tells Quark that to survive as Nagus, Quark must surround himself with loyal men, but none too loyal, and that he should be ruthless. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that a successful Ferengi doesn't grab power via assassinating a rival, but accumulates it quietly, without anyone noticing; likely the reason Zek survived so long.]]
* Shortly before the beginning of ''Series/RobinHood'', Robin saved UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart from a group of Muslim assassins (who attack him first). He himself is wounded in the process and sent back to England to recuperate. [[spoiler:Except the assassins were led by Guy of Gisborne as an early attempt by Prince John's supporters to get rid of the king]].
* One sketch in ''Series/{{Tosh 0}}'' shows Tosh using the bathroom when he is suddenly attacked by ninjas. He fights them off, only to realize there's no toilet paper.



* A twofer in season 1 of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Wolfram & Hart first hire Faith to kill Angel. After she goes through a HeelFaceTurn as a result, they hire a demon to assassinate Faith, [[DarkActionGirl with predictable results]].
-->'''Lee Mercer:''' This is getting ridiculous. The first assassin kills the second assassin, sent to kill the first assassin, who didn't assassinate anyone until we hired the second assassin to assassinate the first assassin!

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* A twofer in season 1 ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Reapers are assassins who are specifically target [[{{Grimm}} Grimms]], but since Grimms are far from helpless, their success is far from guaranteed. The Reaper who goes after Marie Kessler overpowers her, but he makes the mistake of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Wolfram & Hart first hire Faith disregarding her police-trained nephew, Nick, who shoots him dead. The Reapers who later come to kill Angel. After she goes through a HeelFaceTurn as a result, they hire a demon Nick make the mistake of thinking that two of them will be enough to assassinate Faith, [[DarkActionGirl with predictable results]].
-->'''Lee Mercer:'''
kill him. [[spoiler:Nick sends a note back to their boss, "Next time send your best." This is getting ridiculous. The first accompanied by the heads of the two Reapers.]]
* Done in an episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where an alien
assassin kills the second assassin, sent is trying to kill Superman. Upon failing, he has an immediate EyeLightsOut death - failure is unacceptable in his culture.
* In ''Series/{{Luck}}'', not only does Gus ambush and kill an assassin with his bare hands, but his idle chatter with Ace makes it seem like this isn't
the first assassin, who didn't assassinate anyone time.
--> '''Gus''': Remember Chicago? I think we've got a situation like that again.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; LabRat [[PerkyGoth Abby Scuito]] is preparing to testify in court, but the suspect hires a hitman to take her out while she's on her way to the courthouse. By the time Gibbs and his team catch up with her, she pushes her would-be killer out of the taxi while gleefully tasering him.
-->'''Gibbs''': ABBY!\\
'''Abby''': Be with you in a second, Gibbs. (tasers the guy again) And don't look up my skirt!
* Shortly before the beginning of ''Series/RobinHood'', Robin saved UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart from a group of Muslim assassins (who attack him first). He himself is wounded in the process and sent back to England to recuperate. [[spoiler:Except the assassins were led by Guy of Gisborne as an early attempt by Prince John's supporters to get rid of the king]].
* An episode of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' has assassins trying to kill Sledge from the time he wakes
until we hired he gets to the second office. One, hiding in his closet, meets his end because Sledge shoots him through the closet door. Not because he knew there was an assassin to assassinate in the first assassin!closet, but because he always shoots at the target on his closet door.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Nagus", it is implied that Grand Nagus Zek of the Ferengi has survived ''many'' attempts on his life. When he names Quark as his successor, Quark is quickly given an offer of protection [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse (actually a threat)]] from Gral another Ferengi, if he would "consider" giving Gral his pick of the more profitable opportunities in the Gamma Quadrant. When the now-nervous Quark asks Zek for advice, Zek merely says "So Gral was the first? He won't be the last." And he tells Quark that to survive as Nagus, Quark must surround himself with loyal men, but none too loyal, and that he should be ruthless. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that a successful Ferengi doesn't grab power via assassinating a rival, but accumulates it quietly, without anyone noticing; likely the reason Zek survived so long.]]
* One sketch in ''Series/{{Tosh 0}}'' shows Tosh using the bathroom when he is suddenly attacked by ninjas. He fights them off, only to realize there's no toilet paper.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season 3 finale, Brock Samson manages to defeat three assassins sent after him.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Episode "Infiltrator": the Team is assigned to protect Dr. Serling Roquette, who has a hit on her because she's the only one who can neutralize [[GreyGoo the Fog]]. The Team only manages to stop the three assassins when Dr. Roquette completes the virus that stops the Fog; rendering the hit void.
** In the opening of the episode "Insecurity", Black Spider's assassination of a man is thwarted by ComicBook/{{Green Arrow}} and his sidekick Artemis.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], the ReverseMole sets the sentry droids Thrawn uses in sparring on him, after reprogramming the override code. Thrawn manages to defeat the droids, but not until after the purpose of the attack has been served -- [[spoiler:to allow Ezra and Chopper to escape from Thrawn's office]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season 3 finale, Brock Samson manages to defeat three assassins sent after him.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Episode "Infiltrator": the Team is assigned to protect Dr. Serling Roquette, who has a hit on her because she's the only one who can neutralize [[GreyGoo the Fog]]. The Team only manages to stop the three assassins when Dr. Roquette completes the virus that stops the Fog; rendering the hit void.
** In the opening of the episode "Insecurity", Black Spider's assassination of a man is thwarted by ComicBook/{{Green Arrow}} and his sidekick Artemis.
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