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->''"The first rule of assassination: kill the assassins."''
-->-- '''Kirk''', ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''


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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14997911/chapters/34760702 The Horsewomen Of Las Vegas]]'', Wrestling/CharlotteFlair and the assassination organzation the Wrestling/BulletClub went to war after one of the BC got arrested and Charlotte refused to use her contacts [[DirtyCop in the LVPD]] to get him out, as it would have blown back on her. They launched a decapitation strike on her [[spoiler: resulting in the deaths of Charlotte's top security people]] and she responded by tasking her new associate, Wrestling/BeckyLynch, to kill the entire group [[spoiler: which she does]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', one optional mission has [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] (in the throes of a VillainousBreakdown) contact you and offer you a nice reward to kill yourself. He instructs you to go to a specific cliff and throw yourself off of it. Alternately, there is a phone there which will contact a suicide hotline, which tells you "Thank you for calling the Hyperion Suicide Prevention Hotline, Handsome Jack regrets to inform you that you are a coward". Whatever you do, it doesn't really matter; the Hyperion New-U station will instantly resurrect you if you die, taking a portion of your money but earning you 12 Eridium as a reward; Jack knows this, he just wants to watch you die for kicks. If you call the hotline instead, you get no Eridium, but triple experience for the quest.
* Attempted several times on Jimmy in ''Videogame/MafiaII''. All fail.

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\n* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', one optional mission has a rather unique take on this trope where [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] (in the throes of a VillainousBreakdown) contact contacts you and offer offers you a nice reward to kill yourself. He instructs you to go to a specific cliff and throw yourself off of it. Alternately, there is a phone there which will contact a suicide hotline, which tells you "Thank you for calling the Hyperion Suicide Prevention Hotline, Handsome Jack regrets to inform you that you are a coward". Whatever you do, it doesn't really matter; the Hyperion New-U station will instantly resurrect you if you die, taking a portion of your money but earning you 12 Eridium as a reward; Jack knows this, he just wants to watch you die for kicks. If you call the hotline instead, you get no Eridium, but triple experience for the quest.
* Attempted several times on Jimmy in ''Videogame/MafiaII''. ''VideoGame/MafiaII''. All fail.fail.
* Late in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', Sonia sends Jaffar and Nino to kill Prince Zephiel on behalf of his father, and then orders Jaffar to kill Nino afterwards so they have a scapegoat. [[spoiler:Lucky for her, Jaffar picks now to turn good and tries to sacrifice himself in a LastStand against his former masters only for Eliwood and co. to show up and save them both.]]


* A CrazyAwesome version of this trope is pretty much the plotline in both ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' games.

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A CrazyAwesome version of this trope is pretty much the plotline in both ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' games.


* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Curare is targeted by the League of Assassins for failing to carry out a contract (due to Batman's interference). She then turns the trope around on the League and hunts all of ''them'' down, causing the last surviving member to come to Gotham and blackmail Batman for help by hiding a bomb somewhere in the city and [[DeadManSwitch rigging it to explode if he fails to regularly input a code remotely]]. [[spoiler: He doesn't survive. Curare is luckier, but still ends up in jail.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Curare is targeted by the League of Assassins for failing to carry out a contract (due to Batman's interference). She then turns the trope around on the League and hunts all of ''them'' down, causing the last surviving member to come to Gotham and blackmail Batman for help by hiding a bomb somewhere in the city and [[DeadManSwitch [[DeadMansSwitch rigging it to explode if he fails to regularly input a code remotely]]. [[spoiler: He doesn't survive. Curare is luckier, but still ends up in jail.]]


* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'', naturally, has this a ''lot.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'', naturally, has this a ''lot.''


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* ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'': The ICA's new rivals, Providence, have put a hit on THEIR top assassin, code-named Shadow Client, for going rogue. 47 isn't sympathetic to Shadow Client's cause (most notably because of all the intentional chaos Shadow Client is causing) and is more than willing to use Shadow Client as a stepping stone to hunt down Providence, but Shadow Client has spared 47 multiple times for reasons unknown.

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* ** ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'': The ICA's new rivals, Providence, have put a hit on THEIR top assassin, code-named Shadow Client, for going rogue. 47 isn't sympathetic to Shadow Client's cause (most notably because of all the intentional chaos Shadow Client is causing) and is more than willing to use Shadow Client as a stepping stone to hunt down Providence, but Shadow Client has spared 47 multiple times for reasons unknown.


* The 1995 Venezuelan film ''Sicario'' has a group of Columbian street kids being trained for an assassination by a cartel boss. He picks the best one, the protagonist Jairo, and kills all the others. Despite a speech by the cartel boss how they're NotSoDifferent, Jairo knows full well he's next on the list after he carries out the assassin, so draws a gun on his best friend who's driving his getaway motorbike, only to be forced to kill him when he refuses to let him just walk away. Jairo and his girlfriend then try to get out of the city, only for Jario to be gunned down by another street kid like himself.

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* The 1995 Venezuelan film ''Sicario'' has a group of Columbian street kids being trained for an assassination by a cartel boss. He picks the best one, the protagonist Jairo, and kills all sends his men to kill the others. Despite a speech by the AffablyEvil cartel boss how they're NotSoDifferent, Jairo knows full well he's next on the list [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after he carries out the assassin, assassin]], so draws a gun on his best friend who's driving his getaway motorbike, only to be forced to kill him when he refuses to let him just walk away. Jairo and his girlfriend then try to get out of the city, only for Jario to be gunned down by [[DramaticIrony another street kid like himself.himself]].

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* The 1995 Venezuelan film ''Sicario'' has a group of Columbian street kids being trained for an assassination by a cartel boss. He picks the best one, the protagonist Jairo, and kills all the others. Despite a speech by the cartel boss how they're NotSoDifferent, Jairo knows full well he's next on the list after he carries out the assassin, so draws a gun on his best friend who's driving his getaway motorbike, only to be forced to kill him when he refuses to let him just walk away. Jairo and his girlfriend then try to get out of the city, only for Jario to be gunned down by another street kid like himself.


** In ''Redemption Games'' Rain and Dox find themselves on Mossad's hit list after they bungle an assignment, apparently killing two CIA agents in the process.
** In ''The Killer Ascendant'', Hilger kidnaps Dox and uses him as leverage to force Rain to kill three people. Rain quickly works out that the last target is nonexistent. Rain himself is the intended victim, as Hilger has no intention of having [[TheDreaded Rain]] come after him once the job is done.
** In ''The Detachment'', our anti-heroes find themselves on the Presidential hit list, blamed for a series of terrorist acts they were actually trying to stop.

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** In ''Redemption Games'' Rain and FriendlySniper Dox find themselves on Mossad's hit list after they bungle an assignment, apparently killing two American bodyguards who are thought to be CIA agents in the process.
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** In ''The Killer Ascendant'', CIA RogueAgent Jim Hilger kidnaps Dox and uses him as leverage to force Rain to kill three people. Rain quickly works out that the last target is nonexistent. Rain himself is the intended victim, as Hilger has no intention of having [[TheDreaded Rain]] come after him once the job is done.
** In ''The Detachment'', our anti-heroes find themselves on the US Presidential hit list, blamed for a series of terrorist acts they were actually trying to stop.stop.

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* From the ''John Rain'' series by Creator/BarryEisler:
** In ''Redemption Games'' Rain and Dox find themselves on Mossad's hit list after they bungle an assignment, apparently killing two CIA agents in the process.
** In ''The Killer Ascendant'', Hilger kidnaps Dox and uses him as leverage to force Rain to kill three people. Rain quickly works out that the last target is nonexistent. Rain himself is the intended victim, as Hilger has no intention of having [[TheDreaded Rain]] come after him once the job is done.
** In ''The Detachment'', our anti-heroes find themselves on the Presidential hit list, blamed for a series of terrorist acts they were actually trying to stop.


* In ''Film/TheInformer'' the leader of a murder for hire organization starts having his killers murdered to prevent the police from climbing the food chain to get to him

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* In ''Film/TheInformer'' the leader of a murder for hire organization starts having his killers murdered to prevent the police from climbing the food chain to get to himhim.


* In ''Film/JohnWick'' the BigBad puts out a two million dollar bounty on the eponymous back-from-retirement assassin when the latter seeks vengeance on the BigBad's son for wrongs done to him. It happens again in [[Film/JohnWickChapterTwo the sequel]].

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* In ''Film/JohnWick'' the BigBad puts out a two million dollar bounty on the eponymous back-from-retirement assassin when the latter seeks vengeance on the BigBad's son for wrongs done to him. It happens again in [[Film/JohnWickChapterTwo [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 the sequel]].sequel]]. [[spoiler: By the end of that movie, because John broke the rule of killing in the Continental, even if the bastard deserved it, his membership is now revoked and he has an open $14 miliion dollar bounty on him.]]

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