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18th Jul '17 6:42:04 PM DarkGidora
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** Holding also wrote "The Photographer and the Undertaker". The Photographer is hired to kill a mortician, but realizes that the mortician is also stalking him. He determines that their mutual employers wanted to downsize staff, by setting their best hitmen to eliminate one another and retaining the services of the best one.

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** Holding also wrote "The Photographer and the Undertaker". The Photographer is hired to kill a mortician, but realizes that the mortician is also stalking him. He determines that his target is the Undertaker, another assassin, and that their mutual employers wanted to downsize staff, by setting their best hitmen to eliminate one another and retaining the services of the best one.
18th Jul '17 6:39:51 PM DarkGidora
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** Holding also wrote "The Photographer and the Undertaker". The Photographer is hired to kill a mortician, but realizes that the mortician is also stalking him. He determines that their mutual employers wanted to downsize staff, by setting their best hitmen to eliminate one another and retaining the services of the best one.



* Max Allan Collins's ''Quarry'' novels an inversion of this; the main character is a hitman, who after fatally breaking with his handler, keeps tabs on fellow hitmen, alerting their targets that they are in the crosshairs and offering to remove both the assassins and those who hired them.

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* Max Allan Collins's ''Quarry'' novels are an inversion of this; the main character is a hitman, who after fatally breaking with his handler, keeps tabs on fellow hitmen, alerting their targets that they are in the crosshairs and offering to remove both the assassins and those who hired them.
8th Jul '17 10:05:34 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman2016}}'': The ICA's new rivals, Providence, have put a hit on THEIR top assassin, code-named Shadow Client, for going rogue. 47 isn't sympathetic to Shadow Client's cause (most notably because of all the intentional chaos Shadow Client is causing) and is more than willing to use Shadow Client as a stepping stone to hunt down Providence, but Shadow Client has spared 47 multiple times for reasons unknown.
28th Jun '17 9:39:57 PM PaulA
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* Handled more subtly in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith''; the two assassin organizations found out their best employees were married to someone on the other side, decided this was bad for business, and set them on a collision course so that they'd have to kill each other. The result is alternatively tense (as a straight up action thriller) and wryly amusing (as a metaphor for a troubled marriage).
** After they end up refusing due to a mutual InLoveWithTheMark (only after much drama, naturally), both organizations try a more traditional way of getting rid of them. [[spoiler: [[BattleCouple They fail.]] ]]

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* Handled more subtly in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith''; ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005''; the two assassin organizations found out their best employees were married to someone on the other side, decided this was bad for business, and set them on a collision course so that they'd have to kill each other. The result is alternatively tense (as a straight up action thriller) and wryly amusing (as a metaphor for a troubled marriage).
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marriage). After they end up refusing due to a mutual InLoveWithTheMark (only after much drama, naturally), both organizations try a more traditional way of getting rid of them. [[spoiler: [[BattleCouple They fail.]] ]]
19th Jun '17 8:42:56 PM DarkGidora
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* Max Allan Collins's ''Quarry'' novels an inversion of this; the main character is a hitman, who after fatally breaking with his handler, keeps tabs on fellow hitmen, alerting their targets that they are in the crosshairs and offering to remove both the assassins and those who hired them.
9th Jun '17 6:13:39 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed.
16th May '17 2:19:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'': After Kiri Nanaya, the head of the [[BadassFamily Nanaya clan]] of demon/demon-hybrid assassins, retires and leaves the protection of the organization he belonged to, Makihisa Tohno and Kouma Kishima lead an attack on them. After a prolonged battle, Kiri is killed by Kouma, who goes on to slaughter everyone else except Shiki. Both were motivated by personal vendetta: Kouma was attacked and had one of his eyes blinded by Kiri when he was younger during one of his missions, and Makihisa is implied to have been the client for that hit, who Kiri tried and failed to kill out of impulse.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'': ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': After Kiri Nanaya, the head of the [[BadassFamily Nanaya clan]] of demon/demon-hybrid assassins, retires and leaves the protection of the organization he belonged to, Makihisa Tohno and Kouma Kishima lead an attack on them. After a prolonged battle, Kiri is killed by Kouma, who goes on to slaughter everyone else except Shiki. Both were motivated by personal vendetta: Kouma was attacked and had one of his eyes blinded by Kiri when he was younger during one of his missions, and Makihisa is implied to have been the client for that hit, who Kiri tried and failed to kill out of impulse.
2nd Feb '17 8:02:03 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Passed Pawns" is ultimately discovered to have been a low-rent hitman murdered as a result of his activities.
3rd Nov '16 9:47:34 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Somewhat related is the plot for ''[[VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney Blood Money]]'', in which a major part of the plot involves a rival contract agency called "The Franchise", who is killing off all of the agents from 47's agency. Towards the end, [[spoiler: only 47 and his contract informer, Diana, are still alive. They split the remaining money and part their separate ways. However, Diana seems to be a turncoat for the Franchise, and "kills" 47 to fulfill the contract on the guy's head by the Franchise's CorruptCorporateExecutive (he wanted 47's clone DNA as a starting point for his own super-assassin cloning scheme). This turns out to be a ploy by her to weed out the one behind the Agency's liquidation, and she revives 47 just in time to finish the bloke off.]]

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** Somewhat related is the plot for ''[[VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney Blood Money]]'', in which a major part of the plot involves a rival contract agency called "The Franchise", who is killing off all of the agents from 47's agency. ICA's agents. Towards the end, [[spoiler: only 47 and his contract informer, handler, Diana, are still alive. They split the remaining money and part their separate ways. However, Diana seems to be a turncoat for the Franchise, and "kills" 47 to fulfill the contract on the guy's head by the Franchise's CorruptCorporateExecutive (he wanted 47's clone DNA as a starting point for his own super-assassin cloning scheme). This turns out to be a ploy by her to weed out the one behind the Agency's liquidation, and she revives 47 just in time to finish the bloke off.]]
22nd Sep '16 12:39:26 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The Mile High Job", a CorruptCorporateExecutive puts a killer on a flight to take out an accountant who knows too much about his unethical dealings. However, as a backup plan, he plans to crash the plane, thus ensuring that both the target and the assassin are dead.
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