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* SlasherMovie: They are entirely based on this genre as a {{Hommage}}, with each Undertaking covering a specific variant of slasher killer.

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* SlasherMovie: They are entirely based on this genre as a {{Hommage}}, {{Homage}}, with each Undertaking covering a specific variant of slasher killer.

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* MilkingTheMonster: They make a business out of this, kidnapping supernatural beings so they can dissect them and make medicine out of them.


Overall, Hunters are generally divided in three levels of groups: '''Cells''' are small teams (usually no more than twenty) who operate together in an area, and can frequently become a RagtagBunchOfMisfits. '''Compacts''' are bigger, more organized groups with regional influence, as well as decent organization and resources. Finally, ''Conspiracies'' are world-wide factions with often access to supernatural enhancements known as Endowments.

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Overall, Hunters are generally divided in three levels of groups: '''Cells''' are small teams (usually no more than twenty) who operate together in an area, and can frequently become a RagtagBunchOfMisfits. '''Compacts''' are bigger, more organized groups with regional influence, as well as decent organization and resources. Finally, ''Conspiracies'' '''Conspiracies''' are world-wide factions with often access to supernatural enhancements known as Endowments.


* PathOfInspiration: Pretend to be a Christian charity group, part of the Church of England, but secretly give dread-motivated homage to "Faceless Angels", hoping to keep them from waking up and destroying the world.


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* PathOfInspiration: Pretend to be a Christian charity group, part of the Church of England, but secretly give dread-motivated homage to "Faceless Angels", hoping to keep them from waking up and destroying the world.

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* CloseKnitCommunity: Their entire point; the Union basically is made up of various blue-collar and common folks who watch each other's back against supernatural threats.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The entire concept at the core of their ideology; they resonate that monsters are, by definition, not human- and therefore it's completely okay to kill, torture and rape them for fun.


* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hunters are possibly the most diverse template in all the New World of Darkness; the only two things they all have in common is that they are humans and hunt supernaturals (and even the latter isn't an absolute-the Hunt Club targets regular humans). Aside from that, they cover pretty much everything, from religious zealots to corrupt mega corps to government organizations, along with a cult of [[AntiAntiChrist monster-hunting half-demons]].

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hunters are possibly the most diverse template in all the New World of Darkness; the only two things they all have in common is that they are humans and hunt supernaturals (and even the latter isn't an absolute-the Hunt Club targets regular humans). Aside from that, they cover pretty much everything, from [[ChurchMilitant religious zealots zealots]] and [[AncientConspiracy elaborate secret societies]] to [[MegaCorp corrupt mega corps to corps]] and [[TheMenInBlack government organizations, organizations]], along with a cult of [[AntiAntiChrist monster-hunting half-demons]].


* BountyHunter: In the service of angels, at that.

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* BountyHunter: In the service of angels, at that. Their job essentially consist in tracking down Demons to bring them back to Angels.


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* TattooedCrook: Played with; on the one hand, they do wear tattoos due to their Endowment, and they ''are'' morally dubious, in the sense that they are essentially supernatural bounty hunters. On the other hand, many of them think they are virtuous people fighting Demons and serving Angels.

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* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: They are a hidden political coalition in charge of keeping vampire influence away from the American government.


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* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Subverted; they ''believe'' themselves to be a secret branch of the US government, but in truth, [[spoiler:they are being used by the Panopticon.]]


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* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: They are a secret branch of the CIA in charge of dealing with the supernatural.


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* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: They are a division of the FBI in charge of dealing with Slashers and supernatural killers in general.


* WeakButSkilled: Compared to other templates in the setting, the large majority of Hunters lack supernatural powers, and even those who ''do'' have ones lack a Supernatural Trait and a {{Mana}} pool, meaning they have to rely on HeroicWillpower to fuel their abilities and cannot increase their Attributes and Skills above 5 like monsters can. They make up for it by exploiting every bit of experience they can get on the field and using elaborate tactics through teamwork. Moreover, Practical Experience grants them more Experience, and the same lack of Supernatural Trait gives them less things to spend it on, meaning they will frequently have more dots in Skills than supernaturals.

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* WeakButSkilled: Compared to other templates in the setting, the large majority of Hunters lack supernatural powers, and even those who ''do'' have ones lack a Supernatural Trait and a {{Mana}} pool, meaning they have to rely on HeroicWillpower to fuel their abilities and cannot increase their Attributes and Skills above 5 like monsters can. They make up for it by exploiting every bit of experience they can get on the field and using elaborate tactics through teamwork. Moreover, Practical Experience grants them more Experience, and the same lack of Supernatural Trait gives them less things to spend it on, meaning they can focus everything on Skills, Merits and Attributes, which they will frequently have more dots in Skills ''much'' higher than supernaturals.
supernatural beings as a result.


* UnwittingPawn: The large majority of their budget [[spoiler:is provided by a group of [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampires]], who routinely take advantage on this to direct them toward their many enemies while forbidding them to attack their allies. Some people in Projects Twilight have started to figure out the truth and hope to get rid of them one day, but doing so would most likely put an end to their finances, and by extension the Conspiracy]].

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* UnwittingPawn: The large majority of their budget [[spoiler:is provided by a group of [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampires]], vampires]] [[note]]Because their official budget is ''less than 1 million dollars''[[/note]], who routinely take advantage on this to direct them toward their many enemies while forbidding them to attack their allies. Some people in Projects Twilight have started to figure out the truth and hope to get rid of them one day, but doing so would most likely put an end to their finances, and by extension the Conspiracy]].


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: One of the main reasons they are seen as so disturbing by hunters. Even Scourges are closer to regular humans than most supernatural creatures, yet the level of depravity and cruelty Slashers are capable of rivals some of the worst monsters. And unlike a vampire or a werewolf, someone who is becoming a Slasher has nobody to blame but himself.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: One of the main reasons they are seen as so disturbing by hunters. Even Scourges are closer to regular humans than most supernatural creatures, yet the level of depravity and cruelty Slashers are capable of rivals some of the worst monsters. And unlike most monsters, they aren't [[TheVirus unwilling victims of a vampire or contagious transformation]], nor [[HumanoidAbomination things that weren't humans to begin with]], nor do they suffer from a werewolf, someone HorrorHunger compelling them to harm people; they are just plain, ordinary humans who is becoming turned by developping too much of a Slasher has nobody to blame but himself.taste for murder.


* WeakButSkilled: Teleinformatics has very little offensive use despite being essentially [[spoiler:artificial]] PsychicPowers, being primarily focused on collecting informations, analysis and investigation. That said, this usually is all they need, as finding and catching the Slasher usually is the hardest part of the job.

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* WeakButSkilled: Teleinformatics has very little offensive use despite being essentially [[spoiler:artificial]] PsychicPowers, being PsychicPowers. The powers covered by it are primarily focused on collecting informations, analysis and investigation. That said, this usually is all they need, as finding and catching the Slasher usually is the hardest part of the job.



* SlasherMovie: They are entirely based on this genre, with each Undertaking covering a specific variant of slasher killer.

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* SlasherMovie: They are entirely based on this genre, genre as a {{Hommage}}, with each Undertaking covering a specific variant of slasher killer.


* {{Expy}}: Jacob Hite seems to have more than a few similarities to [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Samuel]] [[CanonSue Haight]]. Besides the obvious similarities in their names, both of them were {{Muggles}} that were assistants to supernatural beings[[note]]Samuel was [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Kinfolk]] while Jacob had a [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Mage]] as a mentor[[/note]], both stole the powers of the supernaturals they were working with by murdering them, and both founded organizations based around murdering supernaturals for their powers. Thankfully Jacob killed himself after the turn of the 20th century, so he will probably not be appearing anywhere else in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness.

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* {{Expy}}: Jacob Hite seems to have more than a few similarities to [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Samuel]] [[CanonSue Samuel Haight]]. Besides the obvious similarities in their names, both of them were {{Muggles}} that were assistants to supernatural beings[[note]]Samuel was [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Kinfolk]] while Jacob had a [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Mage]] as a mentor[[/note]], both stole the powers of the supernaturals they were working with by murdering them, and both founded organizations based around murdering supernaturals for their powers. Thankfully Jacob killed himself after the turn of the 20th century, so he will probably not be appearing anywhere else in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness.


* {{Archenemy}}: Slashers in general, and The Hunt Club, the world's largest and longest running Slasher Cabal, in particular.

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* {{Archenemy}}: ArchEnemy: To Slashers in general, and The Hunt Club, the world's largest and longest running Slasher Cabal, in particular.particular. Their job ''is'' to put all the Slashers they can behind bar, after all.


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* WeakButSkilled: Teleinformatics has very little offensive use despite being essentially [[spoiler:artificial]] PsychicPowers, being primarily focused on collecting informations, analysis and investigation. That said, this usually is all they need, as finding and catching the Slasher usually is the hardest part of the job.

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