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27th Sep '17 5:19:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'': A Sangheili/Elite Kaidon (feudal keep lord) is attacked during the night by several assassins. He manages to kill them. The next day, he calls on his council, disrobes in front of them, and shows that he doesn't have a scratch on him (getting wounded in battle is shameful to a Sangheili). He then figures out which of the councilors sent the assassins and kills him, then exiles his family (he would have slaughtered the family, but the councilor actually showed some resistance before dying). It is customary to express one's disapproval with one's lord by attempting an assassination. However, a true Sangheili doesn't send hired swords, he goes himself.
27th Sep '17 5:10:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''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.]]

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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.]]]]
** Later on, an FBI agent (also a Wesen) gets Viktor's blessing to take out Sean Renard (Viktor's cousin). He manages to surprise and seriously wound Renard but then tries to take out a 20-some girl who witnessed it. Unknownst to him, she's a Grimm. Worse still, they're in the house of another Grimm packed with Grimm weapons. She takes his head.
27th Sep '17 5:04:25 AM ChronoLegion
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* Near the end of ''Film/GhostInTheShell'', the BigBad sends hitmen to take out the members of Section 9. All the assassins end up dead. Even the elderly Aramaki survives by using his bulletproof briefcase as a shield and then takes out all the hitmen sent to kill him with his revolver.
--> '''Aramaki:''' (''in Japanese'') Don't send a rabbit to catch a fox.
26th Sep '17 7:20:23 PM Acebrock
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* The Red Prince, in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'' has survived so many assassination attempts, and killed so many would be assassins, that he's grown ''bored'' of the constant attempts on his life. Plus, it's not the fact that they're trying to kill him that bothers him, it's their terrible manners.
31st Aug '17 8:19:13 PM ErichoTOME
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* From 1865 to 1901, every single person who tried to kill the President succeeded. Since 1963, according to TheOtherWiki, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots#Richard_Nixon there were seventeen attempts]] all of which failed.
20th Aug '17 12:52:08 PM creepingdeath
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** Delphine is noted to have killed a Thalmor assassination team that was sent to kill her.
20th Aug '17 1:37:34 AM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' lets Link do this with the [[{{Ninja}} Yiga Clan]], servants of Ganon who are constantly disguising themselves so they can ambush him. Except perhaps the earliest of such encounters when players are still trying to build up their arsenals, these fights are generally one-sided in Link's favor.
7th Aug '17 6:55:46 AM MarqFJA
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** To be perfectly honest, the Assassin in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is an oddity, and not the actual standard Assassin, [[spoiler: because he is a Servant summoned by a Servant, i.e a fictitious hero for which the most compatible wraith was chosen, AND with a ton of limitations on what he can do, such as not being able to leave the Temple gates. As for direct combat prowess though, in pure swordsmanship, Saber outright acknowledges she is at a disadvantage against him.]]

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** To be perfectly honest, the Assassin in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is an oddity, and not the actual standard Assassin, [[spoiler: because he is not only a Servant summoned by a Servant, i.e he's a fictitious '''fictitious''' hero for which the most compatible wraith was chosen, AND '''and''' with a ton of limitations on what he can do, such as not being able to leave the Temple gates. As for direct combat prowess though, in pure swordsmanship, Saber [[MasterSwordsman Saber]] outright acknowledges she is at a disadvantage against him.him (and she cannot spare Excalibur's [[WaveMotionSword true power]] against him to circumvent that, given she's preparing to face an even more formidable opponent afterwards).]]
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.
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