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24th Jul '16 6:41:48 AM TheNerfGuy
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* [[BigGood Jalal Stormbringer]] in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise is the only member of his organization not under the divine protection of the [[HeroSecretService Knights of Domiel]] that is supposed to prevent this; nonetheless, he doesn't need it. Attempts on his life happen rather frequently, and almost none ever come close to succeeding. As he tells Taramanda in ''[[Fanfic/ShadowchasersPowerPrimordial Power Primordial]]'', with a sarcastic tone, if a week goes by without it happening at least once, he thinks something is wrong. [[spoiler:Ironically, Tarmanda came closer to getting rid of him than anyone else in the franchise to date, lacing her cards with a venom that, while incapable of actually killing him, could have reduced him to a vegetative state. The chapter in question pointed out that Jalal is somewhat prepared for the rare things that are lethal to him, having compiled a list of them after a close call many years ago.]]

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* [[BigGood Jalal Stormbringer]] in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' franchise is the only member of his organization not under the divine protection of the [[HeroSecretService Knights of Domiel]] that is supposed to prevent this; nonetheless, he doesn't need it. Attempts on his life happen rather frequently, and almost none ever come close to succeeding. As he tells Taramanda in ''[[Fanfic/ShadowchasersPowerPrimordial Power Primordial]]'', with a sarcastic tone, if a week goes by without it happening at least once, he thinks something is wrong. [[spoiler:Ironically, Tarmanda came closer to getting rid of him than anyone else in the franchise to date, lacing her cards with a venom that, while incapable of actually killing him, could have reduced him to a vegetative state. The chapter in question pointed out that Jalal is somewhat prepared for the rare things that are lethal to him, having compiled a list of them after a close call many years ago.]]
19th Jun '16 7:18:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': Kevin is such an incompetent assassin that Trius realizes that he was sent as a ruse so that Trius will lower his defenses before the ''real'' assassin arrives.

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* ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': Kevin is such an incompetent assassin fails so miserably that Trius realizes that he was sent as a ruse so that Trius will lower his defenses before the ''real'' assassin arrives.
17th Jun '16 12:35:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': Kevin is such an incompetent assassin that Trius realizes that he was sent as a ruse so that Trius will lower his defenses before the ''real'' assassin arrives.
1st Jun '16 12:35:53 PM gcreative
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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutOfTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]
17th May '16 1:07:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Carver orders an AffablyEvil assassin named Dr. Kaufmann to kill both his wife and James Bond and [[NeverSuicide make it look like a double suicide]]. When his colleagues can't open Bond's armored car to get an item they need, he is ordered to get the information from Bond. This allows Bond (who is of course a government assassin) to get the upper hand by using an electric charge in his phone to knock Kaufmann out.
-->'''Dr. Kaufmann:''' [[NothingPersonal Wait! I'm just a professional doing my job!]]
-->'''Bond:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Me too]]. *BANG*



* A number of characters evade assassins in the ''{{Deryni}}'' works by Creator/KatherineKurtz, with or without help. A partial list:

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* A number of characters evade assassins in the ''{{Deryni}}'' ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' works by Creator/KatherineKurtz, with or without help. A partial list:
17th May '16 12:58:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Someone is attempting to assassinate someone. But the target refuses to be assassinated, either because of luck, a talent to survive, [[{{Badass}} special skills]], or a skilled bodyguard.

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Someone is attempting to assassinate someone. But the target refuses to be assassinated, either because of luck, a talent to survive, [[{{Badass}} special skills]], skills, or a skilled bodyguard.
16th May '16 2:33:18 AM beergood
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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!
12th May '16 7:14:50 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* ''Series/Arrow'': Near the end of season 1, after Oliver finds out about the Undertaking, the Hood confronts Malcolm Merlyn and tries to shoot him. Merlyn catches the arrow, and proceeds to drive Oliver away despite a total lack of preparation and equipment.

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* ''Series/Arrow'': ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Near the end of season 1, after Oliver finds out about the Undertaking, the Hood confronts Malcolm Merlyn and tries to shoot him. Merlyn catches the arrow, and proceeds to drive Oliver away despite a total lack of preparation and equipment.
12th May '16 7:14:17 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* ''Series/Arrow'': Near the end of season 1, after Oliver finds out about the Undertaking, the Hood confronts Malcolm Merlyn and tries to shoot him. Merlyn catches the arrow, and proceeds to drive Oliver away despite a total lack of preparation and equipment.
29th Apr '16 6:03:10 PM StarSword
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* A bunch of assassins (players) set loose on one another is the entire premise of the multiplayer element in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' expansions ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]''. Most of the game modes are set up so that your target is different from your pursuer, meaning you can't kill the person trying to kill you, but you can outclass them by stunning them before they get you, making them fail their contract. It's also common to get killed by your pursuer just before you manage to kill your own target. The new Assassinate mode allows you to kill any opponent, allowing you to outclass potential assassins directly, but only if they haven't yet locked onto you.

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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
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A bunch of assassins (players) set loose on one another is the entire premise of the multiplayer element in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' expansions ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]''. Most of the game modes are set up so that your target is different from your pursuer, meaning you can't kill the person trying to kill you, but you can outclass them by stunning them before they get you, making them fail their contract. It's also common to get killed by your pursuer just before you manage to kill your own target. The new Assassinate mode allows you to kill any opponent, allowing you to outclass potential assassins directly, but only if they haven't yet locked onto you.you.
** ''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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