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8th Jul '16 1:30:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* Ghost, of R.A. Salvatore's ''TheClericQuintet'' series, was a relative weakling who used a magic artifact to switch bodies, kill the target who is now in his weak body, and then heal it again using a magic ring of regeneration.
* James Spector, AKA "Demise," from the ''WildCards'' series. Originally killed by the Wild Card virus, he was resurrected with an experimental cure. He gained both a powerful healing factor and the ability to "project" his agonizing death onto anyone he made eye contact with, essentially killing them with a look. He was decapitated when a political assassination went wrong, and his body was destroyed by cremation when it became clear that he was trying to [[{{Squick}} GROW A NEW HEAD.]]

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* Ghost, of R.A. Salvatore's ''TheClericQuintet'' ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' series, was a relative weakling who used a magic artifact to switch bodies, kill the target who is now in his weak body, and then heal it again using a magic ring of regeneration.
* James Spector, AKA "Demise," from the ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' series. Originally killed by the Wild Card virus, he was resurrected with an experimental cure. He gained both a powerful healing factor and the ability to "project" his agonizing death onto anyone he made eye contact with, essentially killing them with a look. He was decapitated when a political assassination went wrong, and his body was destroyed by cremation when it became clear that he was trying to [[{{Squick}} GROW A NEW HEAD.]]
26th May '16 11:48:23 AM NativeJovian
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Depending on the universe, the Immortal Assassin may have been given their immortality through supernatural or technological means. Often, Immortal Assassins are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much older than they appear]], not able to die of natural causes, and as such can have a bad case of [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "immortal angst."]] If they hail from a time and place before gunpowder was invented, they may prefer [[ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge bladed weapons]] or hand-to-hand combat, eschewing guns as "uncivilized" or "clumsy." As a consequence, they will possess [[ImplausibleFencingPowers phenomenal martial arts skills]], honed from hundreds of years of practice.

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Depending on the universe, the Immortal Assassin may have been given their immortality through supernatural or technological means. Often, Immortal Assassins are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much older than they appear]], not able to die of natural causes, and as such can have a bad case of [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "immortal angst."]] If they hail from a time and place before gunpowder was invented, they may prefer [[ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge bladed weapons]] or hand-to-hand combat, eschewing guns as "uncivilized" or "clumsy." As a consequence, they will possess [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[MasterSwordsman phenomenal martial arts skills]], honed from hundreds of years of practice.
12th May '16 12:30:24 AM Vios
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* The Night Angel from ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy'' by Brent Weeks. He/she/it is literally immortal assassin although the immortality comes at a terrible prize: [[spoiler: For every time he dies, a person of importance to him dies in his stead]]. Cue a whole lot of immortal angst and be done with it.

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* The Night Angel from ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy'' by Brent Weeks. He/she/it is literally immortal assassin although the immortality comes at a terrible prize: price: [[spoiler: For every time he dies, a person of importance to him dies in his stead]]. Cue a whole lot of immortal angst and be done with it.
17th Feb '16 5:35:28 PM TastySauce
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You've just run into the ImmortalAssassin.

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You've just run into the ImmortalAssassin.
Immortal Assassin.
10th Jan '16 9:40:29 AM Gregzilla
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* The Gholam of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' is basically an AntiMagic T-1000 designed to assassinate magic users--so terrifying that only a handful were ever made. Only [[spoiler:AntiMagic artifacts like Mat's medallion]] (and probably starvation) can possibly do any damage, and that's not really a practical solution.

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* The Gholam ''Gholam'' of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is basically an AntiMagic T-1000 designed to assassinate magic users--so as a literal MageKiller--so terrifying that only a handful were ever made. Only [[spoiler:AntiMagic artifacts like Mat's medallion]] (and probably starvation) can possibly do any damage, and that's not really a practical solution. [[spoiler:It ultimately ''does'' die some time after being forced into the VoidBetweenTheWorlds that is the Skimming dimension, however, but not without a lot of ingenuity.]]
3rd Dec '15 10:32:35 AM Nohbody
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* Jack and Subject Delta from the ''Franchise/BioShock'' series: functionally immortal because the game's equivalent of save points - the Vita-Chambers - are coded to their specific DNA. No one else in Rapture can use them, [[spoiler: except Jack's father, of course.]]

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* Jack and Subject Delta from the ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series: functionally immortal because the game's equivalent of save points - the Vita-Chambers - are coded to their specific DNA. No one else in Rapture can use them, [[spoiler: except Jack's father, of course.]]
5th Nov '15 4:43:09 PM nombretomado
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* The focus of the ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' story ''[[http://www.talesfromthevault.com/relentless/ Relentless]]'', though the killer is a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] (or even EldritchAbomination) known as the ''Reikoku'', sent to perform an assassination, rather than a normal assassin who happens to be immortal. Its weaknesses: it takes a day to come back to life, and if a single person can kill it three times, it will be banished back to its home dimension. Unfortunately, each time it comes back to life, it will have developed an impenetrable defense against any attacks used against it the previous time, plus it will have developed brand new attacks, including tailor-made FlawExploitation attacks. It might [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime seem like a good idea]] to destroy its corpse, but that just brings it back to life instantly. Oh, and if any of your friends attack it in order to help you, they get added to its hit list. And three ''total'' kills amongst you and all your friends aren't enough to finish it, it has to be three kills by the same person. Have fun!

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* The focus of the ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' story ''[[http://www.talesfromthevault.com/relentless/ Relentless]]'', though the killer is a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] (or even EldritchAbomination) known as the ''Reikoku'', sent to perform an assassination, rather than a normal assassin who happens to be immortal. Its weaknesses: it takes a day to come back to life, and if a single person can kill it three times, it will be banished back to its home dimension. Unfortunately, each time it comes back to life, it will have developed an impenetrable defense against any attacks used against it the previous time, plus it will have developed brand new attacks, including tailor-made FlawExploitation attacks. It might [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime seem like a good idea]] to destroy its corpse, but that just brings it back to life instantly. Oh, and if any of your friends attack it in order to help you, they get added to its hit list. And three ''total'' kills amongst you and all your friends aren't enough to finish it, it has to be three kills by the same person. Have fun!
22nd Aug '15 2:28:20 PM Austin
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* Wolverine, before he changed occupations and became a full-time [[ComicBook/XMen X-Man]].

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* Wolverine, {{Wolverine}}, before he changed occupations and became a full-time [[ComicBook/XMen X-Man]].
29th Jul '15 4:16:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Mnemosyne}}'', an assassin keeps trying to kill Rin, and keeps coming back, no matter how many times she herself gets shot, stabbed, and blown up. Fortunately, Rin herself is immortal too.

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* In ''{{Mnemosyne}}'', ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'', an assassin keeps trying to kill Rin, and keeps coming back, no matter how many times she herself gets shot, stabbed, and blown up. Fortunately, Rin herself is immortal too.
5th Jul '15 5:43:23 PM nombretomado
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* The television show ''{{Lexx}}'' has an immortal assassin, Kai, as one of its main characters. He literally is unkillable and one of the subplots is him finding a way to die.
* ''{{Warehouse13}}'' features Marcus Diamond, TheDragon to Season 3's BigBad. Technically he can't be killed because [[spoiler: he was already mortally wounded a long time ago, and he's using an artifact that rewound time for his body to just before his death. He's literally living on borrowed time.]]

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* The television show ''{{Lexx}}'' ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' has an immortal assassin, Kai, as one of its main characters. He literally is unkillable and one of the subplots is him finding a way to die.
* ''{{Warehouse13}}'' ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' features Marcus Diamond, TheDragon to Season 3's BigBad. Technically he can't be killed because [[spoiler: he was already mortally wounded a long time ago, and he's using an artifact that rewound time for his body to just before his death. He's literally living on borrowed time.]]
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