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17th Nov '17 6:41:15 AM RogherNahasa
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* Scorcher from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Once the Ice King figures out at a hitman actually does, he attempts pay him off and fight him, but Scorcher takes none of it until he is convinced Finn and Jake are dead.

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* Scorcher from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Once the Ice King figures out at what a hitman actually does, he attempts pay him off and fight him, but Scorcher takes none of it until he is convinced Finn and Jake are dead.
31st Mar '17 1:55:37 AM justanid
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This is a character with the following traits:

* A ProfessionalKiller.
* An antagonist sent to capture/kill protagonist(s)
* Relentless in pursuit of protagonists. Usually a {{Determinator}}, often an ImplacableMan. Sometimes the protagonists will try to pay him off, but he'll always ignore the offer and get killed off.
* Mysterious in one or more gimmicky ways. Sometimes he's TheFaceless, sometimes TheVoiceless, sometimes he isn't named except in an EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep way, sometimes he wears a concealing suit of armor, sometimes he has an unexplained facial scar, sometimes [[SamusIsAGirl he turns out to be a]] ''[[SamusIsAGirl she]]''...

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This is a character an antagonist sent to kill (or capture) protagonist(s) with the following traits:

traits:
* A ProfessionalKiller.
* An antagonist sent to capture/kill protagonist(s)
ProfessionalKiller, who's [[RedBaron nickname]] is famous.
* Relentless in pursuit of protagonists. Usually a {{Determinator}}, often an ImplacableMan. Sometimes the protagonists will try to pay him off, but he'll always ignore the offer and get killed off.
(and usually die).
* Mysterious in due to one or more gimmicky ways. gimmicks... Sometimes he's TheFaceless, sometimes TheVoiceless, sometimes he isn't named except in an EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep way, sometimes he or TheFaceless, or wears a [[MalevolentMaskedMen concealing suit of armor, sometimes helmet]]. Sometimes he has strange scars, a malformed body-part, or creepy cybernetics. Sometimes he's dressed like an unexplained facial scar, sometimes anachronism, with old fashioned or futuristic clothes, [[AnachronismStew or both]]. Sometimes [[SamusIsAGirl he turns out to be a]] ''[[SamusIsAGirl she]]''...
she]]''.
* ShroudedInMyth with an {{urban legend|s}} about their gimmick and [[UndeadAuthor how they kill people]] in a gimmicky way.






* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Alpha'', the Triton cyborg team that is hunting Iris and Olson. They are [[BadassCrew 15 members strong]], use a [[RealLife/CoolPlane V-22 Osprey]] to get around, have a ''much'' [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture more advanced look]] compared to the [[UsedFuture other cyborgs in the vicinity]], and to top it off, they all have [[TheFaceless helmets with opaque golden visors.]] Except for their leader, [[VisionaryVillain Talos]], and his [[TheDragon dragon]], [[EvilIsSexy the outrageously gorgeous Nyx]], [[TheVoiceless they are all silent]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Alpha'', ''[[Manga/{{Appleseed}} Appleseed Alpha]]'', the Triton cyborg team that is hunting Iris and Olson. They are [[BadassCrew 15 members strong]], use a [[RealLife/CoolPlane V-22 Osprey]] to get around, have a ''much'' [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture more advanced look]] compared to the [[UsedFuture other cyborgs in the vicinity]], and to top it off, they all have [[TheFaceless helmets with opaque golden visors.]] Except for their leader, [[VisionaryVillain Talos]], and his [[TheDragon dragon]], [[EvilIsSexy the outrageously gorgeous Nyx]], [[TheVoiceless they are all silent]].silent]].
* Suzuka in ''Manga/OutlawStar'' dresses like she's from ancient Japan, is known for assassinating people only at sunset, and hasn't ever been stopped. This changes, of course, when the protagonist Gene wins a DefeatMeansFriendship duel, eventually causing a HeelFaceTurn.













































25th Mar '17 6:57:03 AM Chabal2
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* Combustion Man from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He's TheVoiceless, he has a different form of Fire Bending, a strange tattoo on his head, we never find out his real name...

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* Combustion Man from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He's TheVoiceless, he has a different form of Fire Bending, Bending that lets him shoot lasers from his forehead, a strange tattoo on his head, we never find out his real name...name... He's hired early on by Zuko, but [[spoiler:after Zuko's FaceHeelTurn (for good this time),]] he tries to buy him off. WordOfGod claims this is because he knows the Firelord can vastly outbid anything Zuko has to offer.
25th Oct '16 7:46:19 AM VPhantom
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* Toyota the ninja from ''YTheLastMan'', with the twist that she eventually gets more characterization and rather than a stoic, silent ninja, turns out to be a huge bitch and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Ninjitsu Chick]].

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* Toyota the ninja from ''YTheLastMan'', ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', with the twist that she eventually gets more characterization and rather than a stoic, silent ninja, turns out to be a huge bitch and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Ninjitsu Chick]].
2nd Apr '16 7:46:14 PM Bronzethumb
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* Chronos, the temporal bounty hunter in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' who is sent by the Time Masters to stop the Legends. He wears face- and voice-masking armour and is badass enough to take on all the Legends at once. [[spoiler:He's eventually revealed to be the FutureBadass version of Heatwave (aka PyroManiac and thief Mick Rory), one of the Legends who was -- [[StableTimeLoop or would be, from the Legends' perspective]] -- marooned and left for dead by the team. After being found by the Time Masters and trained as their bounty hunter, Heatwave is out for revenge, particularly against his ex-partner Captain Cold.]]
11th Nov '15 6:33:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Miko from ''TheOrderOfTheStick'' is introduced as this, tailing the party in cutaway comics for some time before catching up to them.

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* Miko from ''TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is introduced as this, tailing the party in cutaway comics for some time before catching up to them.
10th Nov '15 3:31:15 PM Zamora
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* Miko from ''TheOrderOfTheStick'' is introduced as this, tailing the party in cutaway comics for some time before catching up to them.
28th Oct '15 8:00:14 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Scorcher from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Once the Ice King figures out at a hitman actually does, he attempts pay him off and fight him, but Scorcher takes none of it until he is convinced Finn and Jake are dead.
15th Apr '15 9:46:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Leonard Smalls, the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse, from ''RaisingArizona''.
* The Coen brothers seem to like stories with guys like this. My first thought was Anton from ''NoCountryForOldMen''.
* Joe Lefors in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. So mysterious, he's never even properly seen in the film. Butch and Sundance see him once from a distance of a mile or more, then later on see someone they assume is him from behind, although it's not clear if it's really Lefors or just paranoia on their part. When Butch and Sundance were at night and planted a diversion for Lefor's men to split up and so trick them, they fall... for almost a minute. Then they resume their persecution. Those guys were scary.

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* Leonard Smalls, the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse, from ''RaisingArizona''.
''Film/RaisingArizona''.
* The Coen brothers seem to like stories with guys like this. My first thought was Anton from ''NoCountryForOldMen''.
''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''.
* Joe Lefors in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. So mysterious, he's never even properly seen in the film. Butch and Sundance see him once from a distance of a mile or more, then later on see someone they assume is him from behind, although it's not clear if it's really Lefors or just paranoia on their part. When Butch and Sundance were at night and planted a diversion for Lefor's men to split up and so trick them, they fall... for almost a minute. Then they resume their persecution. Those guys were scary.



* Dragan, the assassin hired by Serbian mobsters in ''LayerCake''. Seen only briefly at the end, he tracks the protagonist through almost the entire film and is always a step ahead.
* Mr. Shush, a taciturn hitman sent to kill Jimmy the Saint's gang in ''ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead''.

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* Dragan, the assassin hired by Serbian mobsters in ''LayerCake''.''Film/LayerCake''. Seen only briefly at the end, he tracks the protagonist through almost the entire film and is always a step ahead.
* Mr. Shush, a taciturn hitman sent to kill Jimmy the Saint's gang in ''ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead''.''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead''.



* The unnamed magic-resistant mercenary in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.

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* The unnamed magic-resistant mercenary in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.



* Pie'O'Pah of ''{{Imajica}}'' initially seems like one of these, but turns out to be [[HitmanWithAHeart more complex]]. [[spoiler:He winds up as the LoveInterest.]]

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* Pie'O'Pah of ''{{Imajica}}'' ''Literature/{{Imajica}}'' initially seems like one of these, but turns out to be [[HitmanWithAHeart more complex]]. [[spoiler:He winds up as the LoveInterest.]]



* ''TheLeetWorld'''s Domination Guy. Gives up the pursuit, and even helps the protagonists, after a DefeatMeansFriendship / WorthyOpponent moment with Cortez. Is eventually killed by his employer for his trouble.

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* ''TheLeetWorld'''s ''Machinima/TheLeetWorld'''s Domination Guy. Gives up the pursuit, and even helps the protagonists, after a DefeatMeansFriendship / WorthyOpponent moment with Cortez. Is eventually killed by his employer for his trouble.



* A Creator/ClintEastwood {{Expy}} hunted the [[AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Gummi Bears]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': A Creator/ClintEastwood {{Expy}} hunted the [[AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Gummi Bears]].Bears.



* [[PsychoForHire Lockdown]] of ''TransformersAnimated'' fame, though he's more talkative than most. What can he say, he [[OrganTheft loves his work]].

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* [[PsychoForHire Lockdown]] of ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' fame, though he's more talkative than most. What can he say, he [[OrganTheft loves his work]].
2nd Apr '15 10:21:43 AM TrustBen
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** Ilana appears to be this at first, a determined ActionGirl hired to bring Sayid to Guam to answer for the murder of Peter Avellino. While she remains mysterious, she turns out to have a personal motive very different from that.
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