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26th Mar '17 7:55:38 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/TheWire'': Brother Mouzone is a particularly dangerous hitman on loan from New York. As few seasons later, Chris Partlow is Marlo's designated hitman who is so feared that the hoppers tell ghost stories about him. Snoop is his sidekick.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' has had its share of both, but the ''recurring'' one is Larry ([[RunningGag yes, dead Larry]]).

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* ''Series/TheWire'': ''Series/TheWire'' has quite a few, since it deals with the various drug empires operating in the city of Baltimore. Standouts include:
** In the first season, the Barksdale empire frequently and violently expands by either driving off other dealers by force or killing them outright. This is possible due to them having a number of talented and ruthless hitmen working for them. The most noteworthy by far is Wee-bey Brice, a [[StreetSmart street savvy]] and ruthless (but surprisingly [[BoisterousBruiser fun loving]] and [[AffablyEvil personable]]) killer who has been "soldiering" for BigBad Avon Barksdale for close to twenty years.
** The second season introduces
Brother Mouzone is Mouzone, a particularly dangerous hitman HolyHitman with a [[TheDreaded fearsome reputation]] on loan from New York. As Drug kingpins effectively consider him a OneManArmy, and his mere presence immediately makes several powerful drug gangs halt their plans.
--->'''Prop Joe:''' You think I'm going to send any of my people up against Brother? ''Shit'', that man got more bodies on him than a Chinese cemetery.
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few seasons later, Chris Partlow is Marlo's designated hitman who and he is so feared that the hoppers tell ghost stories about him. Snoop is He has another notable professional killer, Snoop, as his sidekick.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' has had its share of both, but the ''recurring'' one is Larry ([[RunningGag yes, dead Larry]]). Larry used to be in the US Special Forces and later was Michael's EvilMentor when Michael first joined the CIA. When Larry decided it was time to stop working for Uncle Sam, he [[FakingTheDead faked his death]] and [[FromCamouflageToCriminal put the skills he'd learned over the years to work as an assassin for hire]].
5th Mar '17 10:39:23 AM Nat567
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** The Akatsuki Organization forged their infamous reputation, for having members who are more than capable of killing someone, but also take down Jinchuriki single-handedly. To put it simply they are [[TheDreaded "The Ninja of other Ninjas"]] possessing abilities that are unique or significantly rare.
4th Mar '17 10:36:16 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' introduces Hit, the legendary hitman from Universe 6. A purple alien in a dark, thick coat, yet barely anyone knows his identity but they all know of his existence. He is also the strongest fighter of Universe 6 to be shown who isn't a god and he's on par with Super Saiyajin God Super Saiyajin Son Goku even with Kaioken 10x. In a two-episode mini-arc, Hit is hired by someone to assassinate Goku. [[spoiler:He almost succeeds and it turns out, the man who hired Hit was none other than Son Goku himself.]]

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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' introduces Hit, the a legendary hitman assassin from Universe 6. A purple alien in 6 who uses a dark, thick coat, yet barely anyone knows combination of PressurePoint attacks and [[spoiler:[[TimeStandsStill the ability to stop time briefly]]]] to kill his identity but they all know of his existence. targets. He is also the strongest fighter of first appears as Universe 6 to be shown who isn't a god and 6's ringer in their tournament against Universe 7, where he's on par able to go toe-to-toe with Super Saiyajin God Super Saiyajin Son Goku even when the latter fights at full power by combining Super Saiyan Blue with Kaioken 10x. the Kaioken. In a two-episode mini-arc, Hit is hired by someone hires Hit to assassinate Goku. [[spoiler:He almost succeeds and it turns out, does land a fatal blow, but Goku used a timed ki blast to restart his own heart. At the man who end of the arc it's revealed that Goku himself hired Hit was none other than Son Goku himself.Hit, wanting to be able to fight him at his best since, during the tournament, he wasn't allowed to use his assassination techniques.]]
4th Mar '17 1:22:32 AM JackG
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* Parodied in ''The Liquidator'' by John Gardner, about an AccidentalHero who's recruited into British Intelligence in the mistaken belief that he's a cold-blooded killer. As he's actually a DirtyCoward, but is unwilling to give up his JamesBond lifestyle, he has to subcontract out his assignments to a genuine killer.
1st Mar '17 1:50:40 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Vengeance'' by George Jonas. A Mossad team is being recruited to hunt down and kill the terrorists responsible for the Munich Massacre. They recruit someone who's good at organising, someone who's good at forging documents, someone who knows explosives, but where are they going to find someone's who's good at killing? All they have are spies or ex-soldiers who know how to handle firearms. "How do you train people to do a hit anyway? Practice on dogs first, then say, 'See that old guy crossing Dizengoff Street, now you go ahead and shoot him?'"
22nd Feb '17 4:32:21 PM MajinAkuma
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** Among the most outstanding assassins is the legendary assassin nicknamed God of Death, who has ever successfully killed their target. [[spoiler:While the God of Death introduced in the series failed to kill any of his targets on-screen (as the first two are revealed to be alive), it turns out that he was merely the apprentice of the first God of Death and stole his title after betraying him. The original God of Death was none other than Koro-sensei in his human life.]]

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** Among all professional assassins, the most outstanding assassins best is the legendary assassin nicknamed God of Death, who has ever successfully killed their target. [[spoiler:While the God of Death introduced in the series failed to kill any of his targets on-screen (as the first two are revealed to be alive), it turns out that he was merely the apprentice of the first God of Death and stole his title after betraying him. The original God of Death was none other than Koro-sensei in his human life.]]
22nd Feb '17 4:26:08 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has Tao Pai Pai, known in the English dub simply as Mercenary Tao, an assassin who wears a [[RealMenWearPink pink outfit]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Kill You!]]" written on the back. When we first meet him, he's been in the assassination business for 20 years and has never failed to eliminate a target.
* The students of the titular ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' are mere middle school students with no prior experience in the killing arts. They have only one target: Koro-sensei, their [[FlashStep nigh-invulnerable]] homeroom teacher who's hell-bent on destroying the world at the end of the year. Irina, a professional HoneyTrap assassin, becomes the students' foreign language teacher after her initial attempt on Koro-sensei's life fails miserably.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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Tao Pai Pai, known in the English dub simply as Mercenary Tao, an assassin who wears a [[RealMenWearPink pink outfit]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Kill You!]]" written on the back. When we first meet him, he's been in the assassination business for 20 years and has never failed to eliminate a target.
target. He is hired by Commander Red to kill Son Goku and take his Dragon Balls to the Red Ribbon HQ...but he fails in both parts. However, he is the first antagonist to have defeated Goku.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' introduces Hit, the legendary hitman from Universe 6. A purple alien in a dark, thick coat, yet barely anyone knows his identity but they all know of his existence. He is also the strongest fighter of Universe 6 to be shown who isn't a god and he's on par with Super Saiyajin God Super Saiyajin Son Goku even with Kaioken 10x. In a two-episode mini-arc, Hit is hired by someone to assassinate Goku. [[spoiler:He almost succeeds and it turns out, the man who hired Hit was none other than Son Goku himself.]]
* The students of the titular ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' are mere middle school students with no prior experience in the killing arts. They have only one target: Koro-sensei, their [[FlashStep nigh-invulnerable]] homeroom teacher who's hell-bent on destroying the world at the end of the year. Irina, a professional HoneyTrap assassin, becomes the students' foreign language teacher after her initial attempt on Koro-sensei's life fails miserably. miserably.
** While the Assassination Classroom increasingly become better in assassinations, none of students are actual professional assassins (except maybe Ritsu who is a robot) and never become as such. The series introduces several actual professional assassins who are much more skilled than the class, with each of them having particular quirks. The only reason why they far worse than Class 3-E is because they are too unfamiliar with Koro-sensei and lack combined teamwork of 28 people to do the job right.
** Among the most outstanding assassins is the legendary assassin nicknamed God of Death, who has ever successfully killed their target. [[spoiler:While the God of Death introduced in the series failed to kill any of his targets on-screen (as the first two are revealed to be alive), it turns out that he was merely the apprentice of the first God of Death and stole his title after betraying him. The original God of Death was none other than Koro-sensei in his human life.]]


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20th Feb '17 1:57:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Karl Tanner of Gin Alley, the leader of the Night's Watch mutineers, reveals that he was once a cutthroat who earned seven silvers per hit.
** The Faceless Men, a guild of hired killers from Braavos capable of completely altering their faces (hence their name) are considered the best, and Arya meets one, who gives her three free kills in return for saving him and the two prisoners he was with.
** Bronn admits that for the right money he'd kill anyone.
14th Feb '17 1:47:52 PM Gatomon41
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* In ''TabletopGame/HeroRealms'', The Guild offers these as part of their criminal services. One Champion in particular is Rake, Master Assassin. Despite knowing little about him or her, the professional is infamous.
-->''His name keeps men of power awake at night.''
31st Jan '17 1:27:39 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Literature/Alamut'': Written in 1938, this novel popularized TheHashshashin in Western popular culture. The ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series of games was greatly influenced by this book.

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* ''Literature/Alamut'': ''Literature/{{Alamut}}'': Written in 1938, this novel popularized TheHashshashin in Western popular culture. The ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series of games was greatly influenced by this book.
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