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9th Nov '17 1:01:14 PM eroock
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A Carnival of Killers occurs when a villain either hires the best assassins from around the world and sends them after the hero, or offers an open bounty on the hero's head that attracts a variety of assassins. A typical Carnival Of Killers will involve a large collection of assassins with radically different styles (e.g. a ColdSniper, a KnifeNut, a MadBomber, etc), and sometimes will include last season villains that have since fallen below the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil's current threshold. Sometimes one of the assassins will decide the best way to win the bounty is to take out the competition before taking out the hero.

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A Carnival of Killers occurs when a villain either hires the best assassins from around the world and sends them after the hero, or offers an open bounty on the hero's head that attracts a variety of assassins. A typical Carnival Of of Killers will involve a large collection of assassins with radically different styles (e.g. a ColdSniper, a KnifeNut, a MadBomber, etc), and sometimes will include last season villains that have since fallen below the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil's current threshold. Sometimes one of the assassins will decide the best way to win the bounty is to take out the competition before taking out the hero.
9th Nov '17 10:48:04 AM Jokubas
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** [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] contains its own variant, where the group of assassins are all from a mafia family that the protagonists ''also belong to''. The heroes want to overthrow the boss and create a [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily nicer mafia]], but they're tasked with guarding the boss' daughter who becomes a target for everyone else. While the villains mostly belonging to a single Italian gang means less variety in certain aspects, the villains still showcase a wide variety of approaches and designs.
9th Nov '17 10:39:39 AM Jokubas
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** [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] contains a lighter version of this. The early villains were all empowered by one man, but his goal wasn't to assassinate the heroes and most of the early villains fought the heroes for their own reasons. This changes in the latter half of the story, where the new villain's father is empowering people on the fly in order to find someone who can stop the heroes from tracking down his son. This ends up including such characters as a gangster granted the power to drain people's life forces, a cat that comes back from the dead as a plant, a kid who can steal your energy by winning in rock-paper-scissors, and a man who can fold you into paper if he sees your fear.
9th Nov '17 10:23:20 AM Jokubas
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* The villains in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' embody this concept. The main villain, Dio, hires a group of assassins in order to kill the heroes, or at least slow them down long enough for him to reach his full strength. These assassins come from all over the world, have a large variety of backgrounds (one habitually crashed planes and trains ForTheEvulz, one was a habitual gambler) have a large variety of ways in which they kill (challenging you to a high stakes game, killing you in your dreams, or simply shooting you with a gun with seeking bullets), include some incredibly strange individuals (including a sentient sword, a bird, and a ''baby''), and some even embody stereotypes (like Hol Horse, a modern day cowboy).
28th Oct '17 2:01:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead'' - the reason our protagonists are dead is because they know they can't survive long against a Carnival Of Killers sent by ChristopherWalken.

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* ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead'' - the reason our protagonists are dead is because they know they can't survive long against a Carnival Of Killers sent by ChristopherWalken.Creator/ChristopherWalken.
30th Jun '17 9:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* This premise is repeated in ''Film/SmokinAces2AssassinsBall'', except this time the target is an FBI analyst who has a massive price placed on his head several days before his impending retirement.
29th May '17 12:11:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhiteCollar'' had one of the ''protagonists'' calling on a carnival of killers, when Mozzie places a six million dollar bounty on Keller who killed one of their friends and was threatening them.

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* ''WhiteCollar'' ''Series/WhiteCollar'' had one of the ''protagonists'' calling on a carnival of killers, when Mozzie places a six million dollar bounty on Keller who killed one of their friends and was threatening them.
6th May '17 4:09:48 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', as the combined bounty for Eli, Nico and Josef eventually exceeds 600,000 gold standards, everyone and their dog is out to get them, including master swordsmen, unnoticeable men, spiritualists, League of Storms, random bounty hunters and one very angry empress.
21st Apr '17 9:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* A staple of Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic II]]'', the gangster Goto hires dozens of bounty hunters to bring in the Player Character. Goto wants you alive, but the people he hired don't pay attention to that part so much.

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* A staple of Suda51 Creator/Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic II]]'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the gangster Goto hires dozens of bounty hunters to bring in the Player Character. Goto wants you alive, but the people he hired don't pay attention to that part so much.
15th Mar '17 4:06:08 PM eroock
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A Carnival Of Killers occurs when a villain either hires the best assassins from around the world and sends them after the hero, or offers an open bounty on the hero's head that attracts a variety of assassins. A typical Carnival Of Killers will involve a large collection of assassins with radically different styles (e.g. a ColdSniper, a KnifeNut, a MadBomber, etc), and sometimes will include last season villains that have since fallen below the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil's current threshold. Sometimes one of the assassins will decide the best way to win the bounty is to take out the competition before taking out the hero.

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A Carnival Of of Killers occurs when a villain either hires the best assassins from around the world and sends them after the hero, or offers an open bounty on the hero's head that attracts a variety of assassins. A typical Carnival Of Killers will involve a large collection of assassins with radically different styles (e.g. a ColdSniper, a KnifeNut, a MadBomber, etc), and sometimes will include last season villains that have since fallen below the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil's current threshold. Sometimes one of the assassins will decide the best way to win the bounty is to take out the competition before taking out the hero.
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