"Not a crazed gunman, dad, I'm an assassin... Well the difference bein', one is a job, and the other's mental sickness! [...] 'long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead."Also known as Mercenaries, Soldiers of Fortune, and a dozen other names. A common nickname is 'Merc'. These characters can have a wide range of personalities, some with honor, or codes, or limitations, and others who will kill anybody to get the job done. The only common thread is that whatever they're into, it's a job, and they're getting paid.
— Team Fortress 2, "Meet the Sniper"