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23rd Jan '17 2:38:16 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* King Karn and his wife Starling in ''WebVideo/JourneyQuest'' have a heated argument... [[IgnoredEnemy while taking apart a small army of assassins with little effort.]] [[spoiler: Starling unfortunately dies by the last assassin's hand.]]

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* King Karn and his wife Starling in ''WebVideo/JourneyQuest'' have a heated argument... [[IgnoredEnemy while taking apart a small army of assassins with little effort.]] [[spoiler: Starling unfortunately dies gets wounded by the last assassin's hand.assassin, but doesn't die.]]
23rd Jan '17 2:36:52 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* King Karn and his wife Starling in ''WebVideo/JourneyQuest'' have a heated argument... [[IgnoredEnemy while taking apart a small army of assassins with little effort.]] [[spoiler: Starling unfortunately dies by the last assassin's hand.]]
1st Jan '17 3:34:08 PM Eievie
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The assassin may be killed by his target, have poisoned himself before the mission, commit suicide, [[YouHaveFailedMe be executed by his leader or organisation]] (or alternatively [[ContractOnTheHitman have other assassins sent after him]], which sometimes causes him to outclass these in turn) or by the person who contracted him, or [[DefeatMeansFriendship join the 'outclasser']].

A character can evolve into a real 'assassin outclasser' when [[CarnivalOfKillers recurrent assassination attempts]] fail, which makes the character in question even more cautious, which makes the failure of more assassination attempts even more likely. Such can only happen if the majority of assassins were defeated by the target him/her/itself (and not by a bodyguard or similar), since this title demands that the target defeat - "outclass" - the assassins. The trope itself, however, is just about assassination attempts failing because of the target (like in ''Literature/TalesOfTheOtori'') or some "protector" (see ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', where it's the BattleButler), or great amounts of attempted assassinations that failed because of the exceptional luck of the target (see ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'').

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The assassin may be killed by his target, have poisoned himself before the mission, commit suicide, [[YouHaveFailedMe be executed by his leader or organisation]] (or alternatively [[ContractOnTheHitman have other assassins sent after him]], which sometimes causes him to outclass these in turn) or by the person who contracted him, or [[DefeatMeansFriendship join the 'outclasser']].

"outclasser"]].

A character can evolve into a real 'assassin outclasser' when [[CarnivalOfKillers recurrent assassination attempts]] fail, which makes the character in question even more cautious, which makes the failure of more assassination attempts even more likely. Such can only happen if the majority of assassins were defeated by the target him/her/itself (and not by a bodyguard or similar), since this title demands that the target defeat - "outclass" - the defeat--"outclass"--the assassins. The trope itself, however, is just about assassination attempts failing because of the target (like in ''Literature/TalesOfTheOtori'') or some "protector" (see ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', where it's the BattleButler), or great amounts of attempted assassinations that failed because of the exceptional luck of the target (see ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'').
18th Dec '16 5:20:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', the protagonist is an Assassin-turned Templar who has multiple opportunities to do this, either by killing Assassins hiding around and waiting for the right chance to strike at him or killing them while they're attempting to hunt down another target.



** In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', the protagonist is an Assassin-turned Templar who has multiple opportunities to do this, either by killing Assassins hiding around and waiting for the right chance to strike at him or killing them while they're attempting to hunt down another target.
18th Dec '16 5:19:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', the protagonist is an Assassin-turned Templar who has multiple opportunities to do this, either by killing Assassins hiding around and waiting for the right chance to strike at him or killing them while they're attempting to hunt down another target.



* In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', the protagonist is an Assassin-turned Templar who has multiple opportunities to do this, either by killing Assassins hiding around and waiting for the right chance to strike at him or killing them while they're attempting to hunt down another target.
18th Dec '16 5:17:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the "Tribunal" expansion pack to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' 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 Tribunal expansion pack) and stop them. Naturally, if you aren't employing this trope, you die. Game Over.
* 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 the "Tribunal" expansion pack to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' 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 Tribunal expansion pack) and stop them. Naturally, if you aren't employing this trope, you die. Game Over.
* ** 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.
18th Dec '16 5:17:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Likewise, 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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* Likewise, in 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.
18th Dec '16 5:17:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Likewise, 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 [[TheChosenOne just]] [[BloodKnight who]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction the]] [[OneManArmy player]] [[BadAss character]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction is]].

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* Likewise, 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 [[TheChosenOne just]] [[BloodKnight who]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction the]] [[OneManArmy player]] [[BadAss character]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction is]].just who the player character is.
5th Dec '16 8:25:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Lynn Abbey's ''Beneath the Web'', after ''many'' failed attempts, the assassins' guild declares [[{{Badass}} Prince Rinchen sorRodion]] too difficult to kill, and refuses to take any more contracts on him.

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* In Lynn Abbey's ''Beneath the Web'', after ''many'' failed attempts, the assassins' guild declares [[{{Badass}} Prince Rinchen sorRodion]] sorRodion too difficult to kill, and refuses to take any more contracts on him.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Queen Cersei sent a minor lord after [[{{Badass}} Bronn]]. The lord's wife comes back, lamenting that the former sellsword killed her husband and took over his lands. A bit of a subversion; Cersei dropped hints that she wanted Bronn covertly ''assassinated''; instead, the lord (a presumably once-puissant but currently aged man) quite openly challenged Bronn, a battle-hardened mercenary in his prime, to [[TooDumbToLive single combat]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Queen Cersei sent a minor lord after [[{{Badass}} Bronn]].Bronn. The lord's wife comes back, lamenting that the former sellsword killed her husband and took over his lands. A bit of a subversion; Cersei dropped hints that she wanted Bronn covertly ''assassinated''; instead, the lord (a presumably once-puissant but currently aged man) quite openly challenged Bronn, a battle-hardened mercenary in his prime, to [[TooDumbToLive single combat]].
27th Nov '16 2:35:02 PM Wikipetzi
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}: [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', one RunningGag is the recurrent assassination attempts of General Alcazar by a masked bomber, who is strongly hinted as being Colonel-demoted-to-Corporal Diaz. The attempts all fail miserably, the bomber usually being HoistByHisOwnPetard.
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