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9th Oct '17 4:24:13 AM Acebrock
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* Numerous in ''VideoGame/DivinityoriginalSinII''. In fact two of your selectable origins/potential party members (Sebille and Ifan) are both assassins, and the latter works for an organization of assassins (the Lone Wolves). You also encounter a few assassins trying to kill one of your party members, and the most common target, by far, is The Red Prince.

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* Numerous in ''VideoGame/DivinityoriginalSinII''.''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII''. In fact two of your selectable origins/potential party members (Sebille and Ifan) are both assassins, and the latter works for an organization of assassins (the Lone Wolves). You also encounter a few assassins trying to kill one of your party members, and the most common target, by far, is The Red Prince.
9th Oct '17 4:23:46 AM Acebrock
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* Numerous in ''VideoGame/DivinityoriginalSinII''. In fact two of your selectable origins/potential party members (Sebille and Ifan) are both assassins, and the latter works for an organization of assassins (the Lone Wolves). You also encounter a few assassins trying to kill one of your party members, and the most common target, by far, is The Red Prince.
2nd Oct '17 7:03:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Film/JamesBond. In the films, he is directly referenced occasionally as a professional killer, such as by Scaramanga in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Despite this, in the 50+ year history of the ''Bond'' films, he has only been shown committing outright assassinations a handful of times, with the majority of his kills either occurring in the heat of battle or as self-defense. And for someone who considers murder as part of his "job", 007 sometimes doubts the morality of what he does and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fears the potential of becoming just as evil and monstrous as his enemies]]. But despite these self-doubts, he refuses to let that shake his incredible loyalty to queen and country.

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* Film/JamesBond.
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In the films, he is directly referenced occasionally as a professional killer, such as by Scaramanga in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Despite this, in the 50+ year history of the ''Bond'' films, he has only been shown committing outright assassinations a handful of times, with the majority of his kills either occurring in the heat of battle or as self-defense. And for someone who considers murder as part of his "job", 007 sometimes doubts the morality of what he does and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fears the potential of becoming just as evil and monstrous as his enemies]]. But despite these self-doubts, he refuses to let that shake his incredible loyalty to queen and country.
2nd Oct '17 3:58:19 PM Njein
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* The BigBad of ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' is Francisco Scaramanga, the world's best and highest paid (one million dollars per victim) assassin who uses a gun loaded with gold-plated bullets to make hits. (He has much bigger plans over the course of the film, however.)



* Film/JamesBond. In the films, he is directly referenced occasionally as a professional killer, such as by Scaramanga in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Despite this, in the 50-plus-year history of the ''Bond'' films, he has only been shown committing outright assassinations a handful of times, with the majority of his kills either occurring in the heat of battle or as self-defence.

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* Film/JamesBond. In the films, he is directly referenced occasionally as a professional killer, such as by Scaramanga in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Despite this, in the 50-plus-year 50+ year history of the ''Bond'' films, he has only been shown committing outright assassinations a handful of times, with the majority of his kills either occurring in the heat of battle or as self-defence.self-defense. And for someone who considers murder as part of his "job", 007 sometimes doubts the morality of what he does and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fears the potential of becoming just as evil and monstrous as his enemies]]. But despite these self-doubts, he refuses to let that shake his incredible loyalty to queen and country.
** Francisco Scaramanga, the BigBad of ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', is the world's best and highest paid (one million dollars per victim) assassin who uses a gun loaded with gold-plated bullets to make hits. (He has much bigger plans over the course of the film, however.) And he also invokes the NotSoDifferent card on Bond, but 007 [[ShutUpHannibal shuts him down on this]].
** [[Film/GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan]] and [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]] were former MI6 operatives and co-workers of 007 who became {{Rogue Agent}}s after their FaceHeelTurn.
1st Oct '17 4:35:40 PM WoodyWindy
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* Literature/Mordant's Need: In the duology, Gart was the Royal assassin of Cadwal (The High-King's Monomach). He was trained from childhood for the role, and maintained his own stable of apprentices.

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* Literature/Mordant's Need: Literature/MordantsNeed: In the duology, Gart was the Royal assassin of Cadwal (The High-King's Monomach). He was trained from childhood for the role, and maintained his own stable of apprentices.
1st Oct '17 4:29:05 PM WoodyWindy
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* Gart, in the [[Mordant's Need]] duology was the Royal assassin of Cadwal. He was trained from childhood for the role, and maintained his own stable of apprentices.

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* Gart, in Literature/Mordant's Need: In the [[Mordant's Need]] duology duology, Gart was the Royal assassin of Cadwal.Cadwal (The High-King's Monomach). He was trained from childhood for the role, and maintained his own stable of apprentices.
1st Oct '17 2:17:20 PM WoodyWindy
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* Gart, in the [[Mordant's Need]] duology was the Royal assassin of Cadwal. He was trained from childhood for the role, and maintained his own stable of apprentices.
20th Sep '17 8:58:47 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has two rival groups:
** The [[MurderInc Morag Tong guild]] is a guild of assassins. They are the legal option, and they have rather strict standards. In Skyrim, however, they have abandoned most of the old ways.
** The [[TheHashshashin Dark Brotherhood]] is another guild of assassins. They can't even be contacted legitimately without performing some sort of heinous act to get their attention.
** Aside from the two major assassin guilds, the [[ApocalypseCult Mythic Dawn]] is notorius for having assassins disguised as citizens as undercover agents, one of them was responsible for the assassination of Emperor Uriel Septim VII.
** The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] also have their own assassin squads for cleaning up people who oppose them.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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has two rival groups:
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prominent MurderInc groups who are fierce rivals:
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The [[MurderInc Morag Tong guild]] is a guild of assassins. assassins officially sanctioned by the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elf)]] government. To put it lightly, the Dunmer [[TheClan Great Houses]] don't get along very well, and since [[AllowedInternalWar open warring]] between the Great Houses would weaken the Dunmer overall, the Morag Tong was sanctioned as the solution. Whenever someone with a enough wealth to hire the Morag Tong wants someone dead, an "Honorable Writ of Execution" will be created for that person and a Tong assassin will be dispatched to kill them. They are the legal option, and they have rather follow a [[EvenEvilHasStandards strict standards. In Skyrim, however, they have abandoned most code of honor]] and are highly professional in regards to their work.
*** The Dark Brotherhood is a [[EvilCounterpart fully criminal offshoot]]
of the old ways.
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Morag Tong who operate throughout the rest of Tamriel. The [[TheHashshashin Dark Brotherhood]] Brotherhood's membership mostly is another guild much closer to a PsychoForHire group, taking a sadistic glee in killing while practicing a ReligionOfEvil dedicated to [[ThePowerOfTheVoid Sithis]]. Despite this, they typically tend to encourage stealth and subtlety, and do offer bonuses to assassins willing to fulfill contracts in a specific manner, often at the behest of assassins. They can't even be contacted legitimately without performing some sort of heinous act to get their attention.
the client.
** Aside from the two major assassin guilds, the [[ApocalypseCult Mythic Dawn]] is notorius for having assassins disguised as citizens as undercover agents, one agents. One of them was responsible for the assassination of Emperor [[TheGoodKing Uriel Septim VII.
VII]] to launch the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]].
** The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] Thalmor]], the ruling party of the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] also have their own assassin squads for cleaning up people who oppose them.squads. They're typically used to silence dissenters and eliminate threats to the Dominion. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', they see heavy use hunting down the remaining [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] and eliminating [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] worshipers.
20th Sep '17 8:37:48 AM CosmicFerret
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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.

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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 Franchise/JamesBond lifestyle, he has to subcontract out his assignments to a genuine killer.
30th Aug '17 12:15:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Sniper in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** "Sniping's a good job mate. Challenging work, out of doors, I'll guarantee you'll not go hungry cause at the end of the day as long as there are two people on the earth someone is gonna want someone dead."

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* The Sniper in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
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''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. "Sniping's a good job mate. Challenging work, out of doors, I'll guarantee you'll not go hungry cause at the end of the day as long as there are two people on the earth someone is gonna want someone dead."
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