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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.
29th Apr '16 5:50:55 PM StarSword
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-->'''Trixie''': Oh my god, [[GratuitousNinja was that a ninja?]]
-->'''Pops Racer''': More like a NON-ja. [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo Terrible what passes for a ninja these days.]]

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-->'''Trixie''': Oh my god, [[GratuitousNinja was that a ninja?]]
-->'''Pops
ninja?]]\\
'''Pops
Racer''': More like a NON-ja. [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo Terrible what passes for a ninja these days.]]



** Notably averted at the end of ''Changes'', [[spoiler:where Harry ''actually gets assassinated''. Like a ''chump''. He was OnlyMostlyDead, of course, but still!]] The lack of outclassin' is twisted when it's revealed who contracted the kill.

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** Notably averted at the end of ''Changes'', [[spoiler:where Harry ''actually gets assassinated''. Like a ''chump''. He was OnlyMostlyDead, of course, but still!]] The lack of outclassin' is twisted when it's revealed who contracted the kill.kill: [[spoiler:Harry, trying to avoid being shackled for life to Queen Mab as her Winter Knight, hired the mercenary Kincaid to kill him then had Molly Carpenter erase his memory of having done so.]]



* [[HonorHarrington Honor Harrington]] survived a number of assassination attempts, but the one most applicable is from ''Field of Dishonor'' when an assassin who acts openly--he's a professional duelist hired to maneuver his target into making a challenge--kills Honor's lover and then faces her. Due to a personal grudge, he intends to kill her slowly with non-fatal shots before the kill shot. He never gets a single round off before he's gut-shot and then [[BoomHeadshot finished off]].

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* [[HonorHarrington ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
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Honor Harrington]] survived a number of assassination attempts, but the one most applicable Queen'' Honor is from 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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''Field of Dishonor'' when an assassin who acts openly--he's a professional duelist hired to maneuver his target into making a challenge--kills Honor's lover and then faces her. Due to a personal grudge, he intends to kill her slowly with non-fatal shots before the kill shot. He never gets a single round off before he's gut-shot and then [[BoomHeadshot finished off]].
29th Apr '16 3:51:39 PM StarSword
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'''Atton:''' Ah. well that would explain it. Which one do you want?

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'''Atton:''' Ah. well that would explain it. Which one do you want? want?\\
29th Apr '16 3:51:14 PM StarSword
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* Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' will try to assassinate the PC. Obviously you have to survive the battle to continue the game. Afterward, you have the choice to recruit or kill him. Recruiting him means you'll face more assassins a little later in the game. If you get his approval high enough, he'll confess that he only went for a head on assault because he [[DeathSeeker wanted you to kill him]]. Otherwise, he would have tried a sneakier method.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
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Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' will try to assassinate the PC. Obviously you have to survive the battle to continue the game. Afterward, you have the choice to recruit or kill him. Recruiting him means you'll face more assassins a little later in the game. If you get his approval high enough, he'll confess that he only went for a head on assault because he [[DeathSeeker wanted you to kill him]]. Otherwise, he would have tried a sneakier method.method.
** Later in the game, after you fend off yet another assassination attempt, a Fereldan guard captain will remark, "[[TooDumbToLive And people actually voluntarily attack you?]]"




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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'': The Jedi Exile spends much of the early part of the game fending off {{bounty hunter}}s, starting with HK-50 assassin droids. Unusually the bounty hunters don't want you dead: the Exchange (Space Mafia) is paying for Jedi to be captured and brought to them alive. The Exile and her teammates have no such compunctions:
-->'''Atton:''' Anybody here catch that? All I understood was "very".\\
'''Bao-Dur:''' I think he wanted us to give up the General to his poorly-trained collection of bounty hunters.\\
'''Atton:''' Ah. well that would explain it. Which one do you want?
'''Bao-Dur:''' I'll take the stupid one who decided to threaten us rather than shoot us when he had the chance. ''(BattleDiscretionShot)''
29th Apr '16 3:41:30 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': While introducing his favorite gun, [[ICallItVera Vera]], Jayne tells Mal, "[[NoodleIncident Six men came to kill me one time]], and the best of them carried ''this''."
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