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28th Oct '17 4:15:51 PM WillBGood
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In fiction, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are often positioned as the {{Rival}}s and [[ArchNemesis Arch-Nemeses]] of the Hashshashin (and the two are often found alongside each other in {{Conspiracy Kitchen Sink}}s); this can be quite frustrating to people who know the region's history, since Crusaders--though not necessarily the Templars themselves--were often ''allies'' of the Shia Assassins, since they shared a common enemy (i.e. the Sunni Turkish and to a lesser extent Kurdish and Arab lords who ruled the region, including Zengi and {{Saladin}}). Compare {{Ninja}}s, the Far Eastern counterpart.

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In fiction, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are often positioned as the {{Rival}}s and [[ArchNemesis Arch-Nemeses]] of the Hashshashin (and the two are often found alongside each other in {{Conspiracy Kitchen Sink}}s); this can be quite frustrating to people who know the region's history, since Crusaders--though not necessarily the Templars themselves--were often ''allies'' of the Shia Assassins, since they shared a common enemy (i.e. the Sunni Turkish and to a lesser extent Kurdish and Arab lords who ruled the region, including Zengi and {{Saladin}}).[[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Saladin]]). Compare {{Ninja}}s, the Far Eastern counterpart.
22nd Sep '17 2:22:25 AM Nouct
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** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', the original Hassan-i Sabbah eventually appears in both the sixth and seventh Singularities and is [[OlderIsBetter the most powerful of them, if not of all Assassins]], to the point that he could rival and likely surpass the likes of Gilgamesh and Karna in dangerousness, if not necessarily power. [[spoiler:He casually blocks the SwordBeam of Sir Gawain at his most powerful in the sixth singularity with only his blade, and later forcibly imposes the concept of death upon an immortal Primordial Goddess in the seventh. He possesses the ability to be summoned as the "Grand Assassin", a right only given to the strongest of Heroic Spirits in a certain class. For reference, ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Gilgamesh]]'' qualifies for the "Grand Archer"]].

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** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', the original Hassan-i Sabbah eventually appears in both the sixth and seventh Singularities and is [[OlderIsBetter the most powerful of them, if not of all Assassins]], to the point that he could rival and likely surpass the likes of Gilgamesh and Karna in dangerousness, if not necessarily power. [[spoiler:He casually blocks the SwordBeam of Sir Gawain at his most powerful in the sixth singularity with only his blade, blade and later forcibly imposes the concept of death upon an immortal Primordial Goddess in the seventh. He possesses the ability to be summoned as the "Grand Assassin", a right only given to the strongest of Heroic Spirits in a certain class. For reference, ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Gilgamesh]]'' qualifies for the "Grand Archer"]].]]
11th Jul '17 1:13:33 PM Prometheus117
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', Hassan-i Sabbah is a LegacyCharacter. Whoever is the master of Alamut must take the name and appearance of Hassan, and abandon their own identity. At least originally, the Fate series' Assassin-class Servants are generally required to be selected from the Hassan-i Sabbah; however, newer material [[RetCanon pretty much spells out anyone can be summoned as an Assassin if they meet the requirements]].

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}''
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Hassan-i Sabbah is a LegacyCharacter. Whoever is the master of Alamut must take the name and appearance of Hassan, and abandon their own identity. At least originally, the Fate series' Assassin-class Servants are generally required to be selected from the Hassan-i Sabbah; however, newer material [[RetCanon pretty much spells out anyone can be summoned as an Assassin if they meet the requirements]].
11th Jul '17 1:12:29 PM Prometheus117
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': One of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin. (More precisly, it was one of the leaders of the order, who in Fate continiuty all bear this name).

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': One of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars (at least [[RetCanon originally]]) the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin. (More precisly, precisely, it was one of the leaders of the order, who in Fate continiuty continuity all bear this name).



* In the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', Hassan-i Sabbah is a LegacyCharacter. Whoever is the master of Alamut must take the name and appearance of Hassan, and abandon their own identity. The Fate series' Assassin-class Servants are generally required to be selected from the Hassan-i Sabbah; however, in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', a violation of the rules results in UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro being summoned as an Assassin. [[spoiler:This is corrected in the Heaven's Feel route when Zouken summons a proper Hassan-i Sabbah as "True Assassin", which kills the original Assassin in the process. True Assassin proves to lack the limitations of the improperly-summoned original Assassin and is far more effective and dangerous.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', Hassan-i Sabbah is a LegacyCharacter. Whoever is the master of Alamut must take the name and appearance of Hassan, and abandon their own identity. The At least originally, the Fate series' Assassin-class Servants are generally required to be selected from the Hassan-i Sabbah; however, in newer material [[RetCanon pretty much spells out anyone can be summoned as an Assassin if they meet the requirements]].
** In
''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', a violation of the rules results in UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro being summoned as an Assassin. [[spoiler:This is corrected in the Heaven's Feel route when Zouken summons a proper Hassan-i Sabbah as "True Assassin", which kills the original Assassin in the process. True Assassin proves to lack the limitations of the improperly-summoned original Assassin and is far more effective and dangerous.]]]]
** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', the original Hassan-i Sabbah eventually appears in both the sixth and seventh Singularities and is [[OlderIsBetter the most powerful of them, if not of all Assassins]], to the point that he could rival and likely surpass the likes of Gilgamesh and Karna in dangerousness, if not necessarily power. [[spoiler:He casually blocks the SwordBeam of Sir Gawain at his most powerful in the sixth singularity with only his blade, and later forcibly imposes the concept of death upon an immortal Primordial Goddess in the seventh. He possesses the ability to be summoned as the "Grand Assassin", a right only given to the strongest of Heroic Spirits in a certain class. For reference, ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Gilgamesh]]'' qualifies for the "Grand Archer"]].
24th Feb '17 1:56:27 PM Smeagol17
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': One of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': One of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin. (More precisly, it was one of the leaders of the order, who in Fate continiuty all bear this name).
24th Feb '17 1:48:49 PM StFan
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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': when exploring Kuze's background as a [=JSDF=] soldier in World War IV, the Hashashin are directly referenced as a derisive comparison to the soldiers in Kuze's unit, who had gotten a lot of bad press for almost effortlessly defeating a Korean insurgent group that had been weakened by a terrible winter and lack of food and was completely outmatched by the all-cyborg [=JSDF=] unit. It didn't help that a lot of the Japanese soldiers had turned to smoking hashish--the Assassins' drug of choice--to deal with the stress afterwards, only strengthening the parallels in the eyes of one reporter. It's this direct comparison which leads to Kuze going [=AWOL=] and eventually becoming the BigBad AntiVillain of the second season.
* ''FateStayNight'': one of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin.

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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': when exploring Kuze's background as a [=JSDF=] soldier in World War IV, the Hashashin are directly referenced as a derisive comparison to the soldiers in Kuze's unit, who had gotten a lot of bad press for almost effortlessly defeating a Korean insurgent group that had been weakened by a terrible winter and lack of food and was completely outmatched by the all-cyborg [=JSDF=] unit. It didn't help that a lot of the Japanese soldiers had turned to smoking hashish--the hashish -- the Assassins' drug of choice--to choice -- to deal with the stress afterwards, only strengthening the parallels in the eyes of one reporter. It's this direct comparison which leads to Kuze going [=AWOL=] and eventually becoming the BigBad AntiVillain of the second season.
* ''FateStayNight'': one ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': One of the standard classes of Heroic Spirit is directly called Assassin, and in almost all of the Holy Grail Wars the Assassin figure was none other than Hassan-i Sabbah, one of the most famous leaders of the historical Hashshashin.



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* ''{{Literature/Baudolino}}'': One of Baudolino's TrueCompanions managed to escape the fortress. The assassin's loyalties were secured by chaining them to the ground and feeding them haschich, when the high wore off they were told the only way to go back was to kill for the Old Man.

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* ''{{Literature/Baudolino}}'': ''Literature/{{Baudolino}}'': One of Baudolino's TrueCompanions managed to escape the fortress. The assassin's loyalties were secured by chaining them to the ground and feeding them haschich, when the high wore off they were told the only way to go back was to kill for the Old Man.
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* In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', the Ascending Ones are loosely based upon them, using magical Elixirs which work well for assassinations. In practice though they're a conglomerate of many different groups, many of whom aren't even Islamic.

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* In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', the ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'':
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-->"Don't call that Syrian maniac the Hashshashin, he's just ''[[InsistentTerminology an assassin]]'' plain and simple.
-->"That's not what he believes. He actually thinks..."

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-->"Don't call that Syrian maniac the Hashshashin, he's just ''[[InsistentTerminology an assassin]]'' plain and simple.
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"That's
not what he believes. He actually thinks..."



30th Jan '17 5:09:46 PM Lullabee
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* Parodied in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' with the hashishim, who are a bit too heavy on the hashish bit...

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* Parodied in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' with [[TheStoner the hashishim, hashishim]], who are a bit too heavy "inclined to giggle, groove to interesting patterns of light and shade on the hashish bit...their terrible knife blades and, in extreme cases, fall over."
10th Sep '16 1:51:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Originally they were an esoteric {{Islam}}ic {{cult}}--usually classified as a radical offshoot of the Isma'ili sect of Shi'a Islam--founded by Hassan-i Sabbah, who was born of a Twelver Family, who had converted to Isma'ili, and then later broke off from them to form Nizariyya, an Isma'ili offshoot. They were a society of [[TropeNamer assassins]] operating from the mountain fortress [[SupervillainLair Alamut]] and terrorizing the region's rulers with their attacks. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Hashshashin were said to be [[WouldNotShootACivilian quite friendly towards common folk]], since their killings were actually carefully targeted and planned, rather than random acts of violence. Allegedly, Hashshashin recruits were drugged with hashish (the word ''hashish''[[note]]Which originally meant "grass" in Arabic--stoners everywhere think alike[[/note]] is the source of the name), led to a paradisical garden [[{{Fanservice}} full of lush greenery and beautiful women]] (supposedly a glimpse of the Islamic paradise), and then told that only the "Old Man of the Mountain" had the means to let them return (i.e. if they died as martyrs), which resulted in [[BrainwashedAndCrazy their fanatical devotion]]. There is no historical evidence whatsoever of hashish being used for anything else but medicinal purposes, and the connotation of the Assassins being drug-addicts was given to them by their enemies and by polemicists who were seeking to discredit the Assassins and the Nizari. Their downfall came when [[MuggingTheMonster one of their strikes reached]] [[AlwaysABiggerFish the Mongols]], who razed Alamut during their conquest of Persia.

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Originally they were an esoteric {{Islam}}ic UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic {{cult}}--usually classified as a radical offshoot of the Isma'ili sect of Shi'a Islam--founded by Hassan-i Sabbah, who was born of a Twelver Family, who had converted to Isma'ili, and then later broke off from them to form Nizariyya, an Isma'ili offshoot. They were a society of [[TropeNamer assassins]] operating from the mountain fortress [[SupervillainLair Alamut]] and terrorizing the region's rulers with their attacks. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Hashshashin were said to be [[WouldNotShootACivilian quite friendly towards common folk]], since their killings were actually carefully targeted and planned, rather than random acts of violence. Allegedly, Hashshashin recruits were drugged with hashish (the word ''hashish''[[note]]Which originally meant "grass" in Arabic--stoners everywhere think alike[[/note]] is the source of the name), led to a paradisical garden [[{{Fanservice}} full of lush greenery and beautiful women]] (supposedly a glimpse of the Islamic paradise), and then told that only the "Old Man of the Mountain" had the means to let them return (i.e. if they died as martyrs), which resulted in [[BrainwashedAndCrazy their fanatical devotion]]. There is no historical evidence whatsoever of hashish being used for anything else but medicinal purposes, and the connotation of the Assassins being drug-addicts was given to them by their enemies and by polemicists who were seeking to discredit the Assassins and the Nizari. Their downfall came when [[MuggingTheMonster one of their strikes reached]] [[AlwaysABiggerFish the Mongols]], who razed Alamut during their conquest of Persia.
31st Jul '16 2:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics supervillain ComicBook/RasAlGhul leads an expy organization, the ancient League of Assassins.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics supervillain ComicBook/RasAlGhul leads an expy organization, the ancient League of Assassins.
27th May '16 4:01:00 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Legend of the Holy Rose", the Brotherhood of the Hashshasin is one of the villainous groups after the Elixir of Life supposed to be stored in the Temple of the Holy Rose. They betray their partner in crime and shot him as he is not a true believer and therefore does not deserve eternal life.
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