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** The Constant is NotSoHarmless.



! Miami

* Why didn't either of the Knoxxes note that defecting from [[TheIlluminati Providence]] was something they should be extra-cautious about and, I dunno, not be done right around a massive public sports event?
** They did it undercover and didn't think Providence discovered their betrayal.
*** It's also worth noting that Providence may not have known about their defection, at least for a time, had it not been for what was learned in the previous mission.

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\n! Miami\n\n* Why didn't either of the Knoxxes note that defecting from [[TheIlluminati Providence]] *** What was something they should be extra-cautious so high-value about and, I dunno, not be done right around a massive public sports event?
** They did it undercover and didn't think Providence discovered their betrayal.
*** It's also worth noting that Providence may not have known about their defection, at least for a time, had it not been for what was learned in the previous mission.
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* Why is Sophia Washington so worried after the Constant discovers her deception? It's not like he can actually do something about it, and the Partners clearly don't care about him.
** Even if he's not the greatest of chums with the Partners, he still has their ear and is still one of the most powerful man in the organisation. He still might be able to boot her off the Society. And there's nothing stopping him from getting his wet works man.

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* Why is Sophia Washington so worried after the Constant discovers her deception? It's not like he can actually do something about it, and the Partners clearly don't care about him.
** Even if he's not the greatest of chums with the Partners, he still has their ear and is still one of the most powerful man in the organisation. He still might be able to boot her off the Society. And there's nothing stopping him from getting his wet works man.



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*** It's also worth noting that Providence may not have known about their defection, at least for a time, had it not been for what was learned in the previous mission.


* When held at gunpoint, the Maelstrom and Janus call 47 "some juvenile delinquent", "child" and "boy". 47's 55 years old, and while Janus is much older than him and rather senile, the Maelstrom has no such excuses. Why would he call a man around his age "boy"?
** It's more of an intimidation tactic than anything.

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* When held at gunpoint, the Maelstrom and Janus call 47 "some juvenile delinquent", "child" and "boy". 47's 55 years old, and while Janus is much older than him and rather senile, the Maelstrom has no such excuses. Why would he call a man around his age "boy"?
** It's more of an intimidation tactic than anything.



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** Also, the end of the DLC missions where it's revealed that he's likely been working with the Constant all along heavily suggest he was planning to have them all eliminated anyways.




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** 47 is only dispatched to take out the highest value targets that would be the most difficult to reach. Orson would likely be eliminated by Providence's own forces.



** Feeding a person to a wild animal as a method of execution is already wildly impractical. Rico just does it as a way to show off.




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** The traditional definition of sociopathy means being incapable of understanding the difference between right and wrong. Sociopaths are still capable of feeling empathy and emotion. They can genuinely care for their friends and family yet at the same time see no issue in running a criminal enterprise.



** It could also be read as Diana simply bluffing and pretending she doesn't know about them, or she was intending to aim it as an insult to counter the Constant's boasting about their power.
** There's a good chance that those aren't even their original names, as the DLC missions later show they have the ability to fake their own deaths and create completely new identities to escape suspicion.




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** No law enforcement system is perfect. If you have the resources and the will, you can eventually find a way in.




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** It's simply a measure to buy time. Savalas would have immediately sent a warning to the Partners once she discovered the data theft. With her dead, she can't report back to the Partners and they'll have to wait until word of her death trickles back to them before they even suspect something is wrong.



** The idea is that it's not immediately clear that he was assassinated, so anybody who finds his body won't immediately assume there's an intruder.



*** Grey could have even secretly smuggled something to the Constant to cut his bonds and arranged an escape route for him in advance.




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** There is very little we know about the Constant and what sort of connections he may have independent of the Partners. It is very possible that he has his own insiders in Providence loyal to him.

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*** Except that the "only look at uniforms" logic only applies selectively: Rico does notice that 47 looks different from the guy he's seen on TV, Tyson Williams does recognise that 47 is not his regular doctor, and enforcers presumably work by looking at his face and determining that noone who wears his uniform actually looks like that.


* On a related note, how can 47 incapacitate/eliminate guards while they are radioing in a disturbance? And why would their failure to report (assuming 47 knocks them out mid-investigation) not alert anyone?

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* On a related note, how can 47 incapacitate/eliminate guards while they are radioing in a disturbance? And why would their failure to report (assuming 47 knocks them out mid-investigation) disturbance and not alert anyone?anyone?
** Same reason above; they are assumed to have rudely ended the phone call.


** They "slipped."



** It's not so much an accident more than it can't be traced back to you, or anyone in particular. CripplingOverspecialisation probably has something to do with it to.



** For all they know, they just rudely ended the phone call.



** '''The Disguising as a women aspect:''' I'd imagine it's a Balancing reason. Plus it'd be than likely it'd look a bit out of place. 47 doesn't disguise perfectly, there are always flaws, but it's enough to get the job done. Related to this was a suggestion brought up by a hitman forum member who asked whether guards will be female at any point, with one of the lead level designers responding to it in the May 2019 [=IOI=] Monthly, and she points out that while it is technically feasable, and are very much open to the idea and will look into it, it's not likely to happen for balancing purposes.

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** '''The Disguising as a women aspect:''' I'd imagine it's a Balancing reason. Plus it'd be more than likely it'd look a bit out of place. 47 doesn't disguise perfectly, there are always flaws, but it's enough to get the job done. Related to this was a suggestion brought up by a hitman forum member who asked whether guards will be female at any point, with one of the lead level designers responding to it in the May 2019 [=IOI=] Monthly, and she points out that while it is technically feasable, and are very much open to the idea and will look into it, it's not likely to happen for balancing purposes.

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** Not every of Haven’s clients is a criminal and those who are, are rich white-collar criminals. So yes, master thief “Tobias Rieper” was probably the only one and him coming to Haven was golden opportunity for Ljudmilla.



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** So, the WorfEffect for crookedness?


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* At least two opportunities involve 47 getting photographed. My question -- at least from a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] perspective -- is why this doesn't count against getting a Silent Assassin rating. Yeah, he's in disguise (at least for the two I know about), but that doesn't matter if he's recorded by a security camera.
** If we're going by the games's logic, the selfies of 47 disguised still have the same persuasive "people only look at uniforms" logic.

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! General
* At least two opportunities involve 47 getting photographed. My question -- at least from a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] perspective -- is why this doesn't count against getting a Silent Assassin rating. Yeah, he's in disguise (at least for the two I know about), but that doesn't matter if he's recorded by a security camera.
** If we're going by the games's logic, the selfies of 47 disguised still have the same persuasive "people only look at uniforms" logic.
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* Why can 47 eliminate targets in the middle of their phone calls and have no repercussions, especially when the call is to the other target or to powerful associates like Margolis's spy in Paris or De Santis's bosses in Sapienza?
* On a related note, how can 47 incapacitate/eliminate guards while they are radioing in a disturbance? And why would their failure to report (assuming 47 knocks them out mid-investigation) not alert anyone?



* Why exactly do 47 and Grey hate Providence? For creating them?

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* At least two opportunities involve 47 getting photographed. My question -- at least from a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] perspective -- is why this doesn't count against getting a Silent Assassin rating. Yeah, he's in disguise (at least for the two I know about), but that doesn't matter if he's recorded by a security camera.
** If we're going by the games's logic, the selfies of 47 disguised still have the same persuasive "people only look at uniforms" logic.
* When held at gunpoint, the Maelstrom and Janus call 47 "some juvenile delinquent", "child" and "boy". 47's 55 years old, and while Janus is much older than him and rather senile, the Maelstrom has no such excuses.
Why exactly do 47 and Grey hate Providence? For creating them?
would he call a man around his age "boy"?
** It's more of an intimidation tactic than anything.



** To keep it hidden.




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** Probably.



** That's what the guards are for; protecting the shanty from nosy intruders.




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** The shot can't be traced to 47, only to the Kashmiran. As for the reaction, yeah, practicality.



** The Partners are mostly content to let Edwards mind his own business; they have the switch after all. And Edwards may have planned on getting captured.



** There are hundreds of shady rich families, Diana can't remember all.




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** Even if he's not the greatest of chums with the Partners, he still has their ear and is still one of the most powerful man in the organisation. He still might be able to boot her off the Society. And there's nothing stopping him from getting his wet works man.




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** They probably bribed the border guards (there should be a few bad eggs to exploit) and just waited at the port to refuel.




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** Perhaps it's so Savalas would not be able to aid the Partners in swapping their identities again.



** The only one that just so happened to arrive while she was planning her escape.



** Diana and Hall are hardly professional guards, an ally of Edwards and/or Grey could have sneaked in and rescued him without the two women noticing.




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** The aforementioned mysterious ally.

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** The Partner's names are fronts, they need to find their money. As they shed their old identities like a snake-skin, they would go through the process of laundering resources to the new identities, and that's what 47 was trying to follow.


** Pretext. They needed to search the area for clues, and needed to frame and assassinate Janus to go there.

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** Pretext. They needed to search the area for clues, clues about Providence, and needed to frame and assassinate Janus to go there.




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* Why is Sophia Washington so worried after the Constant discovers her deception? It's not like he can actually do something about it, and the Partners clearly don't care about him.

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* Why do falling kills count as accidents? I doubt many would find it plausible that a target simply fell or jumped to their death, especially if they're with an undercover 47 or they're leaning on a balcony rather than a ledge.
* Why do drowning kills count as accidents? Do people seriously believe that the targets fall into a toilet, drown and mysteriously fall out?
* Why do poison kills count as an accident? When someone collapses after eating or drinking something, it's pretty clear that they have been poisoned.


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* When strangling Steven Bradley with the weight, why does 47 put it back on the stand? And why doen't anyone react with surprise on how Bradley mysteriously choked to death without a weight on his neck?

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* Why doesn't the Constant have a bodyguard? Even if he didn't want one, wouldn't the Partners want to make sure he's well-protected?

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