History YMMV / Hitman

14th Aug '16 1:29:23 AM Killerikala
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* PolishedPort: The HD remaster is rather well done. Notably, even the posters on the walls in ''Blood Money'' are redrawn, making them look better than on PC, where they remain rather pixelated.
** PortingDisaster: While not a "disaster", it still has some issues. The most notable change is that the Bartender Disguise filter easter egg in ''Contracts'' is removed, and the new widescreen sometimes shows outdoor effects indoors on the screen edges.
14th Aug '16 1:19:16 AM Killerikala
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** ScrappyWeapon: The original 4 games suffer from this. The majority of the unlockable weapons are not very useful, as they are often deemed suspicious even in disguises that allow visible weapons. It isn't until ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' that wearing any guard disguise allows visibly carrying any weapon(s) you can get your hands on.
20th Jul '16 12:02:18 PM Killerikala
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** The second location of the 2016 game is considered the best map of the game as of writing, and some consider it to be among the best maps on the series, due to its massive size and many different ways to kill targets. The main criticism seems to be that a lot of the location is wasted as the targets are centered around one section of the map; A criticism that's been since addressed through elusive targets and seemingly the summer episode.

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** The second location of Sapienza in the 2016 game is considered the best map of the game as of writing, and some consider it to be among the best maps on the series, due to its massive size and many different ways to kill targets. The main criticism seems to be that a lot of the location is wasted as the targets are centered around one section of the map; A criticism that's been since addressed through elusive targets and seemingly the summer episode.targets.
17th Jul '16 1:59:13 PM Killerikala
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* NarmCharm: Some of the disguises are this (Especially in ''Blood Money''). You'd think dressing as a giant red chicken would be stupid, yet it feels completely natural on the level it appears in. Other Examples being a Birthday Clown, A Chipmunk, a Plague Doctor, and a "Vampire Magician"
17th Jul '16 1:37:09 PM Killerikala
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** The second location of the 2016 game is considered the best map of the game as of writing, and some consider it to be among the best maps on the series, due to its massive size and many different ways to kill targets. The main criticism seems to be that a lot of the location is wasted as the targets are centered around one section of the map; A criticism that's been since addressed through elusive targets and seemingly the summer episode.



** Creator/JesperKyd's score for each game (bar ''Absolution''). Offers a lot of variability - from atmospheric ambient tracks to cerebral symphonies. Many fans regard the soundtrack of the second game to be especially memorable.

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** Creator/JesperKyd's score for each game (bar ''Absolution'').''Absolution'' and ''Hitman2016''). Offers a lot of variability - from atmospheric ambient tracks to cerebral symphonies. Many fans regard the soundtrack of the second game to be especially memorable.



** Despite being somewhat generic, some of the music on the 2016 qualify. The mission completed theme becomes especially awesome after completing the level ''Suit Only, Silent Assassin'' way.



* GrowingTheBeard: Many fans agree that ''Hitman'' has gotten progressively better with each installment, with ''Blood Money'' being considered the best game so far.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Many fans agree that ''Hitman'' has gotten progressively better with each installment, with ''Blood Money'' being considered the best game so far. Some think that the beard was shaved for ''Absolution'', but that the 2016 is showing some promising stubble.



* ScrappyMechanic: Many fans were not amused when they found out that the hand to hand fighting sequences in ''Absolution'' were reduced to QuickTimeEvents.

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* ScrappyMechanic: Many fans were not amused when they found out that the hand to hand fighting sequences in ''Absolution'' were reduced to QuickTimeEvents. This feature returned for the 2016 game, but the buttons are no longer randomized and end after one hit unless it fails.


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** The 2016 game seems to be this for Absolution.
17th Jul '16 12:26:54 AM jormis29
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* WTHCastingAgency: Fans didn't take too well to TimothyOlyphant playing 47 in the film. Some even campaigned to have David Bateson play him. Further uproar was caused when PaulWalker was cast for the upcoming reboot, [[AuthorExistenceFailure but this was tragically averted.]]

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* WTHCastingAgency: Fans didn't take too well to TimothyOlyphant Creator/TimothyOlyphant playing 47 in the film. Some even campaigned to have David Bateson play him. Further uproar was caused when PaulWalker was cast for the upcoming reboot, [[AuthorExistenceFailure but this was tragically averted.]]
24th Jun '16 6:35:59 PM Hourman
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*** Really just the entire franchise is this. You [[PlayerAndProtagonistIntegration the player]] are the world's most dangerous assassin. Remorseless, cold, calculating, dexterous, etc. You're given the tasks and tools and many methodical ways of killing people. How far you're willing to go is up to you. But, it might mostly lead to an understandable case of ButThouMust.
29th May '16 8:54:42 PM LoreDeluxe
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* CompleteMonster: [[ProfessionalKiller Edward]] [[PsychopathicManchild Wade]] is a former Columbian cartel member, long-time acquaintance of [[BigBad Blake Dexter]], and all around disgusting human being. Dexter hires [[PsychoForHire Wade]], along with Dexter's son Lenny, to track down and kidnap Victoria so that he can sell her for a ransom. Wade goes out of his way [[EvilisPetty to make the mission as horrifying for everyone as possible]], and constantly insults and degrades the mentally-challenged [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Lenny]] by calling him limp-dick Lenny. Wade learns of Victoria's whereabouts by getting Birdie to sell out Agent 47 and, upon finding out she is sick at an orphanage, gleefully decides to abduct her by force. He has his mercenaries invade the orphanage and kill every staff member and nun there, and [[BadBoss even threatens to kill his own men if they refuse]]. He goads Lenny into accidentally killing the head nun and then mocks him when he breaks down in terror. In their final confrontation, should Wade win, he tells a dying 47 that he will [[DepravedBisexual rape his corpse]]. Even in his dying breath, Wade mockingly asks 47 why he has an erection. In a series filled with {{Asshole Victim}}s, Wade stands out as the most evil and petty.
14th May '16 5:17:20 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: according to a leaked near-final (or even final) script, the ExecutiveMeddling ruined the plot. The script involved Markov, the FSB agent, hiring 47 to assassinate the real president, intending to rule Russia through the president's BodyDouble loyal to the FSB and sending a Spetsnaz team called back from Chechnya after 47. The intrigue would be foiled by Agent Whittier, who plants a bug on Markov and gives the recording of Markov's conversation with the body double to a Russian general. This also explains why 47 kidnaps Nika: he interrogates her, and she mentions that sometimes the president was NotHimself, hinting at the double's existence early on, leading to TheReveal during the meeting between Markov and the double in the morgue.
21st Apr '16 5:18:28 PM jormis29
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* {{Comicbook/Hitman}}, a series of comics by Creator/GarthEnnis.



[[folder: ''Hitman'' (Comics)]]
* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Marc Navarone, who is presented as an incredibly dangerous assassin, maybe on the same level as Ringo. But when he gets the drop on Monaghan, he forgets to take the safety off on his gun. Monaghan theorizes that he's never actually pointed a gun at someone before, and simply shoots him.]]
* CompleteMonster:
** [[ArchnemesisDad Tom Dawson]], father of [[TheHero Tommy Monaghan]], is a simple Irish businessman who made a name for himself via a series of land deals. Also a vicious [[ItsAllAboutMe egomaniac]], Dawson was the frequent client of the local prostitute named Katie. The first time they met, Dawson informed her he knew her trick to shame her hypocritical clients who persecuted her: naming her children after them. Dawson warned her never to try that with him. When Katie became pregnant, and Dawson heard she was considering to name the baby 'Tommy,” he [[DisproportionateRetribution burned down her house]] with her [[WouldHurtAChild infant daughter and two young twin sons]] still inside. Katie was forced to leave her daughter Frances at an orphanage to save her life and fled to America where Dawson found her and butchered her with a knife. Assuming the baby died in the cold, Dawson went back to Ireland until 30 years later when Frances found Tommy and brought him to her old home. Dawson attempted to have Tommy killed and brutally murdered Frances the same way as he had her mother. When Tommy confronted Dawson, Dawson showed no remorse, snarling that Tommy had no right to call him his father and that he and Katie were nothing but gutter trash preying on “respectable men” like himself. After Tommy said that Katie had simply recognized Dawson as a [[TheBully bully]] and [[DirtyCoward coward]] and stood up to him the one way she knew how, Dawson's only response was "to hell with her," finally prompting Tommy to shoot him.
** Mr. Truman, an unassuming, mild-mannered little CIA agent who is out to destroy metahumans (if he can't control them), makes his career on blackmail and murder, but it's not until the final arc where he shows the darkness inside himself. Truman has human beings injected with a special metahuman formula to create a personal army of metahumans but while the formula works, it [[MindRape steals the minds from its subjects]]. Tommy becomes aware of this when he rescues a young woman who had been a witness Truman had tried to silence by unleashing one of the monsters on her without care for collateral damage. When he realizes the creatures still [[AndIMustScream retain their human minds and are locked in a corner of their heads]], incapable of stopping their actions, Truman orders them to be set loose on one another with the resulting carnage filmed [[ForTheEvulz for his amusement]].
* CrazyAwesome: The whole series!
* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Several. Let's list a few examples.
** Tommy upchucks his Indian dinner on Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Anytime Nat The Hat is behind the wheel, expect some epic {{Car Fu}}.
** Tommy vs. Gun-Demons. Tommy wins.
** The final shootout. Also a serious case of {{Manly Tears}}.
** Tommy, with every member of the Irish Cauldron neighbourhood, stomp on a Ricean vampire coven. {{Take That}}! Also a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}.
* {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}: Oh, so many.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: ''Of Thee I Sing'', the issue guest-starring {{Superman}}. That's right, the issue guest-starring Superman, written by ''Garth Ennis'', the saint patron of mocking superheroes, gives the ol' Man Of Steel the biggest amount of respect Ennis has ever gave a superhero. This is the same comic series that featured both [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and Lobo were victims of RapeAsComedy. WOW.
* {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}: Dogwelder!
** Oh yeah? How about Bueno Excellenté?
** I AM BAYTOR!!
* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler:Sean's death.]]
** Also [[spoiler:Frances, Tommy's sister. Tommy barely gets to know her before she dies the way their mother did, and all he can do is kill his bastard father for it.]]
** Also the end of ''Superguy'' where [[spoiler:Sixpack, the ultimate joke drunk superhero of the comic voluntary and bravely sacrifices himself to a group of unstoppable demons called "The Angled Ones" to save the Cauldron from said demons destruction.]] When asked why he would do such a thing, Sixpack simply says, tears in his eyes "Cause that's what superheroes do." :Sniff, sniff: [[spoiler:It's also hinted at the end of the arc that after all that, Sixpack was brought back to life, now sober and a proud AA member under his real name "Sidney Speck".]]
** The final words of the series, as [[spoiler: all the friends Tommy and Nat have lost over the series greet them at Noonan's bar]].
-->'''Noonan''': [[spoiler: Drinks are on the house fellas, and there ain't no closing time. But you gotta leave your guns at the door.]]
* TheWoobie: Hacken becomes this towards the end of the series.
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[[folder: ''Hitman'' (Comics)]]
* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Marc Navarone, who is presented as an incredibly dangerous assassin, maybe on the same level as Ringo. But when he gets the drop on Monaghan, he forgets to take the safety off on his gun. Monaghan theorizes that he's never actually pointed a gun at someone before, and simply shoots him.]]
* CompleteMonster:
** [[ArchnemesisDad Tom Dawson]], father of [[TheHero Tommy Monaghan]], is a simple Irish businessman who made a name for himself via a series of land deals. Also a vicious [[ItsAllAboutMe egomaniac]], Dawson was the frequent client of the local prostitute named Katie. The first time they met, Dawson informed her he knew her trick to shame her hypocritical clients who persecuted her: naming her children after them. Dawson warned her never to try that with him. When Katie became pregnant, and Dawson heard she was considering to name the baby 'Tommy,” he [[DisproportionateRetribution burned down her house]] with her [[WouldHurtAChild infant daughter and two young twin sons]] still inside. Katie was forced to leave her daughter Frances at an orphanage to save her life and fled to America where Dawson found her and butchered her with a knife. Assuming the baby died in the cold, Dawson went back to Ireland until 30 years later when Frances found Tommy and brought him to her old home. Dawson attempted to have Tommy killed and brutally murdered Frances the same way as he had her mother. When Tommy confronted Dawson, Dawson showed no remorse, snarling that Tommy had no right to call him his father and that he and Katie were nothing but gutter trash preying on “respectable men” like himself. After Tommy said that Katie had simply recognized Dawson as a [[TheBully bully]] and [[DirtyCoward coward]] and stood up to him the one way she knew how, Dawson's only response was "to hell with her," finally prompting Tommy to shoot him.
** Mr. Truman, an unassuming, mild-mannered little CIA agent who is out to destroy metahumans (if he can't control them), makes his career on blackmail and murder, but it's not until the final arc where he shows the darkness inside himself. Truman has human beings injected with a special metahuman formula to create a personal army of metahumans but while the formula works, it [[MindRape steals the minds from its subjects]]. Tommy becomes aware of this when he rescues a young woman who had been a witness Truman had tried to silence by unleashing one of the monsters on her without care for collateral damage. When he realizes the creatures still [[AndIMustScream retain their human minds and are locked in a corner of their heads]], incapable of stopping their actions, Truman orders them to be set loose on one another with the resulting carnage filmed [[ForTheEvulz for his amusement]].
* CrazyAwesome: The whole series!
* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Several. Let's list a few examples.
** Tommy upchucks his Indian dinner on Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Anytime Nat The Hat is behind the wheel, expect some epic {{Car Fu}}.
** Tommy vs. Gun-Demons. Tommy wins.
** The final shootout. Also a serious case of {{Manly Tears}}.
** Tommy, with every member of the Irish Cauldron neighbourhood, stomp on a Ricean vampire coven. {{Take That}}! Also a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}.
* {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}: Oh, so many.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: ''Of Thee I Sing'', the issue guest-starring {{Superman}}. That's right, the issue guest-starring Superman, written by ''Garth Ennis'', the saint patron of mocking superheroes, gives the ol' Man Of Steel the biggest amount of respect Ennis has ever gave a superhero. This is the same comic series that featured both [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and Lobo were victims of RapeAsComedy. WOW.
* {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}: Dogwelder!
** Oh yeah? How about Bueno Excellenté?
** I AM BAYTOR!!
* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler:Sean's death.]]
** Also [[spoiler:Frances, Tommy's sister. Tommy barely gets to know her before she dies the way their mother did, and all he can do is kill his bastard father for it.]]
** Also the end of ''Superguy'' where [[spoiler:Sixpack, the ultimate joke drunk superhero of the comic voluntary and bravely sacrifices himself to a group of unstoppable demons called "The Angled Ones" to save the Cauldron from said demons destruction.]] When asked why he would do such a thing, Sixpack simply says, tears in his eyes "Cause that's what superheroes do." :Sniff, sniff: [[spoiler:It's also hinted at the end of the arc that after all that, Sixpack was brought back to life, now sober and a proud AA member under his real name "Sidney Speck".]]
** The final words of the series, as [[spoiler: all the friends Tommy and Nat have lost over the series greet them at Noonan's bar]].
-->'''Noonan''': [[spoiler: Drinks are on the house fellas, and there ain't no closing time. But you gotta leave your guns at the door.]]
* TheWoobie: Hacken becomes this towards the end of the series.
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