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2nd Dec '16 3:27:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [=MacDougall=] brothers from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' are both assassins. Ron is a BadAss while Harry starts out as a bit of a loser before CharacterDevelopment improves him.

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* The [=MacDougall=] brothers from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' are both assassins. Ron is a BadAss badass while Harry starts out as a bit of a loser before CharacterDevelopment improves him.
23rd Nov '16 7:09:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/Alamut'': Written in 1938, this novel popularized TheHashshashin in Western popular culture. The AssassinsCreed series of games was greatly influenced by this book.

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



* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', the protagonists typically have this as their way of life. There are exceptions, but in general, most of them are professional killers that you control to do their work.

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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', the
''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': The protagonists typically have this as their way of life. There are exceptions, but in general, most of them are professional killers that you control to do their work.



** Connor Kenway (AKA Ratonhnhaké:ton) in ''Assassin's Creed III'', a half-Mohawk assassin whose main goal is to fight the Templars and protect his people. Interestingly, compared with his predecessors, he tends to draw more attention to himself on the job due to his strong principles and more open interaction with major political factions, but not to the extent that he can't have a life outside his work too.

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** Connor Kenway (AKA Ratonhnhaké:ton) in ''Assassin's Creed III'', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', a half-Mohawk assassin whose main goal is to fight the Templars and protect his people. Interestingly, compared with his predecessors, he tends to draw more attention to himself on the job due to his strong principles and more open interaction with major political factions, but not to the extent that he can't have a life outside his work too.
6th Nov '16 12:42:43 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': In addition to having several instances of MurderInc, there are various characters in the series which are professional killers, some belonging to one of the aforementioned organisations and some not:
** Empress Laseen, formerly known as Surly, is the founder of the Claw, which serves as both the Malazan Empire's SecretPolice and Assassin's Guild. Becoming Empress has not diminished her ability at her former job.
** There is, in fact, a deity known as the ''the Rope'', the [[OddJobGods Patron God of Assassins]]. Also known as Cotillion, he used to be Dancer, the old Emperor's personal right-hand man and founder of the Empire's ''other'' SecretPolice, the Talon.
** Kalam Mekhar used to serve as a Dagger for one of the Seven Holy Falah'dan on Seven Cities, then was recruited into the Claw, where he commanded a Hand. Even after leaving the Claw, Kalam's reputation remains. He is unusual in that as a LightningBruiser, described like a hulking bear and ScaryBlackMan, he looks nothing like an assassin would be expected to, but can move his bulk around like it's nothing.
** A girl named [[MeaningfulName Sorry]], later renamed Apsalar, works as an assassin for High House Shadow, a collection of shadow-aspected beings and deities, one of which is the aforementioned Patron of Assassins. In fact, he used to [[DemonicPossession possess]] her, [[BrainwashResidue leaving behind]] a big chunk of his own skills and memories and effectively turning what used to be an innocent fisher girl into a PsychoForHire.
** Rallick Nom is a member of Darujhistan's Guild of Assassins, a BadassNormal who -- unlike a majority of his fellow guild members who use sorcery -- relies entirely on his own skill (and a little [[AntiMagic magic-negating dust]]).
** There is also Clip. Udinaas notices immediately, Seren Pedac needs having it pointed out to her: Clip's shiny swirling chain accessory is a garrotte. He gets an opportunity to demonstrate he knows [[InTheBack how to use it]], and it's heavily implied he means to go against the god he used to worship as well, in [[RevengeMyopia his self-appointed quest]] to [[MisplacedRetribution avenge the Andara]].
2nd Nov '16 7:10:52 AM TheWanderer
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* The movie ''2 Days in the Valley'' has contrasting hitmen. Dosmo is balding, aging, overweight, and down-on-his-luck, while Lee Woods is smooth and intelligent. However, Dosmo has the JerkWithAHeartOfGold thing going on, (along with a ''very'' rough code of honor) while Woods is a ruthless killer who likes to play mental games with his victims beforehand, and will kill anyone who gets in his way.

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* The movie ''2 Days in the Valley'' has contrasting hitmen. Dosmo is balding, aging, overweight, and down-on-his-luck, while Lee Woods is smooth successful, young, smooth, and intelligent. However, Dosmo has the JerkWithAHeartOfGold thing going on, (along with a ''very'' [[EveryoneHasStandards somewhat rough code of honor) honor]]) while Woods is a [[TheUnfettered an utterly ruthless killer killer]] who likes to play mental games with his victims beforehand, and [[MurderIsTheBestSolution will kill anyone who gets in his way.way]].
28th Oct '16 9:30:26 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'': Bruja Blanca (White Witch, in Spanish), a woman who works for a Mexican cartel and murders a dirty police captain in custody by pretending to be his lawyer.
14th Oct '16 5:25:33 PM Derkhan
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* George R. R. Martin's fantasy saga ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' includes two guilds of assassins: the Faceless Men, a group of elite monk-assassins who worship the god of death, and the Sorrowful Men, who always apologize to their target just before killing them.
11th Oct '16 1:10:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** The titular ''ComicBook/IchabodAzrael'' is, in the very first strip, assassinated by a gang of notorious outlaws led by Bloody Bill Sterling.

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** ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': The titular ''ComicBook/IchabodAzrael'' eponymous Ichabod Azrael is, in the very first strip, assassinated by a gang of notorious outlaws led by Bloody Bill Sterling.
29th Sep '16 7:47:29 PM KhymChanur
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* In the ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series the [[RubberForeheadAliens alien atevi]] have a government sanctioned Assassin's Guild, and consider assassination an acceptable means of settling grievances. Although most licensed assassins work entirely for their clan[[note]]and spend the vast majority of the time doing bodyguard and security work rather than assassinating people[[/note]], there are some freelance assassins you can hire if you don't have any clan affiliated assassins to call on.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series the [[RubberForeheadAliens alien atevi]] have a government sanctioned Assassin's Guild, and consider assassination an acceptable means of settling grievances. Although most licensed assassins work entirely for their clan[[note]]and spend the vast majority of the their time doing bodyguard and security work rather than assassinating people[[/note]], there are some freelance assassins you can hire if you don't have any clan affiliated assassins to call on.
29th Sep '16 7:24:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character in ''{{Ramba}}'' is a female assassin.

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* The title character in ''{{Ramba}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Ramba}}'' is a female assassin.



* The titular ''ComicBook/IchabodAzrael'' is, in the very first strip, assassinated by a gang of notorious outlaws led by Bloody Bill Sterling.



* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Valentine D'Eath is an assassin with all the exaggeration inherent to a gonzo SpaceOpera scifi setting.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAd'':
** The titular ''ComicBook/IchabodAzrael'' is, in the very first strip, assassinated by a gang of notorious outlaws led by Bloody Bill Sterling.
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''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Valentine D'Eath is an assassin with all the exaggeration inherent to a gonzo SpaceOpera scifi setting.setting.
** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Button Men are trained to take part in "The Game", a BloodSport where they take on other Button Men on behalf of their sponsors.



* ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Button Men are trained to take part in "The Game", a BloodSport where they take on other Button Men on behalf of their sponsors.
29th Sep '16 7:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Snow White and Rose Red of SuperStories are hitmen. They'll accept mercenary jobs where they don't kill anyone, if paid enough, but they think it's sloppy.
* [[SociopathicHero Ato]] from ''TheQuestportChronicles'', in addition to The King of Thieves and Assassins. [[ActionGirl The Queen of Rogues and Robbers]] might be, as well.

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* Snow White and Rose Red of SuperStories Literature/SuperStories are hitmen. They'll accept mercenary jobs where they don't kill anyone, if paid enough, but they think it's sloppy.
* [[SociopathicHero Ato]] from ''TheQuestportChronicles'', ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'', in addition to The King of Thieves and Assassins. [[ActionGirl The Queen of Rogues and Robbers]] might be, as well.
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