Half sprawling fantasy adventure, half doorslamming farce, ''[[http://hitmen.thecomicseries.com/ Hitmen For Destiny]]'' is a webcomic by Řyvind Thorsby. The setting is a city in Norway in 2009. Fusk and Vorte are assassins working for a mysterious organisation called Destiny. Their job is to covertly ensure that various prophecies come true. Their current job is to protect a woman called Anette Iversland, who has stumbled upon a magical sword that gives her unnatural strength, a lust for killing, and psychic dreams showing strange and fantastical monsters that she must kill.

And so begins a series of wild adventures involving portal monsters, miniature worlds, shapeshifting, DemonicPossession, BizarreAlienBiology, and lots and lots of ZanyScheme[==]s.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Lampshaded when Maythorn shouts "YOU CANNOT DIE!" as an important character dies.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BerserkButton: Lostclock hates the belief in ghosts, and will often spend hours telling you why.
* BizarreAlienBiology: So, so much - and almost always explained in exquisite detail by Lostclock.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Fusk (big) and Vorte (small).
* BookEnds: The first and last strips take place with two hitmen for destiny watching over an alley, both have a rift that open with a good and bad guy going through, and both have a significant prophesy trying to come true.
* CombatClairvoyance: [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=41583 The feeyoufee]] sees by reading the minds of others. If the targets close their eyes, the monster has trouble finding them.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Jumping over lava pools, anyone?
* DemonicPossession: Dagon's "servants" can possess people for failing to perform a ritual correctly.
* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=43481 "Well, they didn't have any ears."]]]]
* EyeSpy: One of Vorte's powers.
* FromBadToWorse: Any given story arc is one long string of the characters trying to keep up with frantic mashing of the 'make it worse' button.
* GoForTheEye: [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=24823 Attempted]], but punching it with a fist wasn't good enough.
* HollywoodEvolution: Averted. Thorsby really understands evolution, and the evolutionary histories of his monsters are really well thought out. But they're still hilarious.
* HypnoRay
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Third Prophecy episodes are named "In which...", Fourth Prophecy episodes are named "The ____ of _____", Fifth Prophecy episodes are named "____ and ____", Sixth Prophecy episodes are named "[Adjective] [Noun]", and Seventh Prophecy episodes are just single nouns or "__ hours/minutes".
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Bianca -- or rather, she wants to ''stay'' normal in the face of everyone around her doing crazy prophecy stuff.
* {{Invisibility}}: An invisibility spell [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=34214 whimsically backfires]]. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=35889 Twice]]
* JunkieProhpet: The seventh prophecy was obtained by licking toads.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Fusk and Vorte royally screw up at their jobs, then lie to their superiors and kill lots of innocent people to cover it up. In the ending, they successfully escape into another universe where they can evade the authorities.]]
* LiteralCliffhanger: When the castle turned invisible, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=36593 a character caught a ledge]] and couldn't pull himself up. He sees how much danger he's in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=36766 when the castle re-appears]].
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Vorte can release "deadly headspikes" from his head and let one of his eyes roam free on bat wings; Kubrick can suck enemies into his glowing navel, which utterly destroys them; the Servant of Dagon can sprout tentacles from the body of whoever it's currently possessing (which remain, fully controllable, after it leaves).
* MadeOfPlasticine: Everyone.
* MenInBlack: The agents of Destiny.
* MexicanStandoff: Between Fusk and Bianca. The twist is that one of the guns has blanks, but neither of them know which. What follows is a lot of GunpointBanter as each tries to out-game-theory the other.
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: Jymre is probably the worst shapeshifter of all time. He doesn't bother to try to act like the people he's impersonating, and when questioned, he panics severely.
* MrExposition: Professor Lostclock Dripkettle.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: In [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=44788 "14 Minutes"]], we see a a montage of various scenes we'd already seen, but now with the knowledge that [[spoiler: the Triceratops at the restaurant, Inatario's girlfriend, and Lostclock's ghost were all actually Jymre, the shapeshifter]].
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Bianca for the main group. Rosendal could be said to fulfill this role for the agents.
* PortalCut: One invincible foe is defeated in this manner. His upper body is kept around, but doesn't decay.
* PortalNetwork: the living portals.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Averted - when you're invisible, you're also blind.
* RingOfPower: Brynhild's ring of invulnerability.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Rosendal and Kubrick.]]
* SanitySlippage: Anette begins to suffer this as a consequence of the sword's influence.
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Bianca]]'s modus operandi.
* ShoutOut: Whenever Fusk and Vorte are in the restaurant, there's usually a few characters from other comics or cartoons at the adjacent tables.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: Jymre's default form is a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=26629 weird looking alien]].
* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: People mentioned in prophecies sometimes try and fight fate. Sometimes it works, but most of the time, it doesn't. The first successful attempt caused the bad guy to get killed by lightning when there was a clear sky, but it broke prophesy with the other person not needing to leave his home for the quest. It was later discovered that a missed prophesy will cascades into future prophetic failures. The result is BecauseDestinySaysSo slowly shifts to ScrewDestiny.
* SnowballLie: So, so many.
* SpiesInAVan
* SpiritualSuccessor: [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/spacespy/series.php?view=archive&chapter=47788 The Accidental Space Spy]] by the same author.
* TakenForGranite: [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=27061 Trantoros]], which can turn themselves into rocks for extended periods of time, but can't move during that period. A few strips later, they're used as projectiles and as a perpetual motion machine.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Fusk and Vorte.
* TortureFirstAskQuestionsLater: The troll is told to torture the two prisoners until they talk. Said troll doesn't speak English.
* WhamLine: "[[spoiler:[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=44593 Drop her.]]]]"
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Anette solves all monster-related problems by applying copious amounts of sword.
** Also, Caspar Gropius has the ability to make manifest anyone's worst fear once per person, but always just summons a giant spider instead.
* YearInsideHourOutside: Inverted with the miniature worlds.
* ZanyScheme: Fusk, Vorte and Jymre screw things up so often that they need to pull these once or twice a storyline. Used to triumphant effect in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32737 "Passion, lies and fungus"]].