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All the characters appearing in HITMAN (2016). Some of them also appear in its sequels; HITMAN 2 and HITMAN 3 in various roles. Expect mild (but marked) spoilers for these games, as well as for the prequel comic book series Birth of the Hitman.
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International Contract Agency (ICA)


     Diana Burnwood 
See here.

Elusive Targets

Story mission targets

     Kalvin Ritter
Voiced by: Daniel Bonjour (English), Masayasu Nagata (Japanese)
"The Sparrow cannot die."

A world-famous art-thief known as the Sparrow, Kalvin Ritter has noticed the thieving world’s gradual shift to cybercrime. As such, he's decided to retire and get out of the game. Unfortunately, a former client Kalvin had sold a counterfeit piece of art to hired the ICA to kill him in revenge. 47 re-enacts the assassination as part of his induction to the ICA.

  • Affably Evil: Charismatic and charming, but nevertheless willing to hurt or even kill those who got in his way.
  • All Part of the Show: Anything which happens to him is simulated as the one in the game is just an actor working for the ICA. Hopefully he got paid double for getting his face dunked in a toilet of his own vomit as one potential ending.
  • Caper Crew: Used to belong to one of these. Him and his companions are most famous for their daring robbery of the Shamal Casino in Las Vegas, where they made off with hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Classy Cravat: Wears a leopard-print underneath his blazer.
  • Cool Boat: Owned what appeared to be an extremely expensive and large personal yacht with four decks.
  • Cool Shades: They certainly helped his Gentleman Thief image.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His girlfriend is terrified he's going to piss off the wrong people (and she's right, he did).
  • Gentleman Thief: Relatively speaking. There's no indication he's a brute, and while it says he would be willing to kill or injure security personnel in his way he does not appear sadistic or unnecessarily violent.
  • Legacy Character: Planned to make the Sparrow into one of these. He didn't get the chance.
  • Master Actor: One of his greatest assets was his ability to switch effortlessly between accents, identities, and personalities.
  • Posthumous Character: The real Kalvin Ritter died before the story began; the one in the tutorial is an actor playing the role for training purposes.
  • Retirony: He really should have quit earlier.
  • Visionary Villain: Planned to continue the Sparrow name with a group of employees he trained.

     Jasper Knight
Voiced by: Brian Kimmet (English), Kazuyoshi Hosoya (Japanese)
"My god. You people don't piss about, don't you?"

A genius American chess master with communist sympathies, who defected from America to Cuba in the late 70s with a head full of Soviet and CIA secrets. Langley hired the ICA to silence him, which they did via their top operative Erich Soders, whose textbook execution of the hit became the pinnacle of the latter's career. Twenty years later, Soders makes 47 re-enact an even harder version of the scenario as part of his final test as an (unsuccessful) attempt to make 47 wash out.

  • All Part of the Show: Averted if you jury-rig his jet to eject him into orbit as this very clearly killed his actor and the others are stunned by it.
    • Indeed, there's several ways to kill him which should kill him in 'real life' like dropping a spotlight on him and electrocution. Using the ejector seat is the only one that causes everyone around you to freak out and break Kayfabe, though.
    • Played straight in the redo of the tutorial missions in the sequel, where a line is added of Diana mentioning that the ejector seat still has a parachute, implying the actor survives.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: His death by rigged ejector seat, doubles with Cruel and Unusual Death as the actor playing Jasper had nothing to do with Soders' cheating.
  • Defector From Commieland: Inverted in that he's a defector to it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Jasper refuses to leave his girlfriend behind.
  • High-Voltage Death: He can suffer one of these, thanks to a faulty radio microphone.
    • A faulty overhead projector can similarly be used to cause this. There is even a Steam achievement for getting his KGB minder to electrocute him for you.
  • Insufferable Genius: If his actor's personality is anything to go by.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A reversal of chess grandmaster defectors Viktor Korchnoi and Lev Alburt (among others) who defected from the Soviet Union to the USA.
  • Posthumous Character: As with Kalvin Ritter, the real Jasper Knight was already assassinated by someone else before the story began; the one in the tutorial is an actor playing the role for training purposes.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: You can make it look like the KGB did this to him if you kill him while disguised as the Soviet colonel.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Knight was a renowned chess master, and he spends much of his time during the level studying a chess puzzle. According to some Enemy Chatter, he once performed an assassination by lacing an opponent's chess pieces with poison.
  • Smug Snake: Seems to believe he can manipulate the KGB to do his bidding as well as screw over the CIA.
    • Averted when 47 defeats him in chess as he compliments him and says that he's a genius too. Played with as it's highly unlikely the actor playing Jasper has anywhere near the real one's ability.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Really? A guy named Jasper Knight just so happens to be a chess grandmaster? You don't say?
  • Too Dumb to Live: Jasper blackmails the Soviet Union with state secrets he knows in exchange for them transporting his girlfriend with him.
    • Jasper (or his actor) will start fiddling with faulty 70s electronics which will electrocute him if 47 or the KGB Colonel turns it back on.

     Viktor Novikov
The Moneyman - Head of Sanguine, and ring leader of IAGO. Quite the résumé.

Voiced by: Jon Curry (English), Yoshihisa Kawahara (Japanese)

"Congressman Walsh! A pleasure as always. Make sure to join Dalia and I for a drink later."

A former Russian oligarch turned fashion designer as well as the main financier and figurehead of the clandestine spy ring IAGO. Dating the former supermodel Dalia Margolis, the true brains of the operation.

  • Affably Evil: As a contrast to his girlfriend who toys with even harmless prey, Viktor reacts to Valerie St. Clair's blackmail threat with wry amusement. He also puts up with Sato's frustrated artist complaints with no greater threat than to his job.
  • Blatant Lies: Sebastian Sato absolutely despises Viktor and the strict creative control he exerts over his creations, and is quite adamant that his begrudging work is the only reason Sanguine is even making a profit. If Sato is inconvenienced from stepping onto the stage with Viktor to address the crowd, however, Viktor will launch into a dramatic speech about how Sato had demanded that his employer do the address instead, how Sato considers the designs displayed at the fashion show to be his finest work, and how Sato believes that credit for its success should be split between himself and Viktor.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Very much wants to leave behind his Russian past and go straight. His wife disagrees with this decision.
  • Death by Irony: His death on the stage or murder by being tossed into the Seine accompany him having decided he's managed to avoid all consequences for his previous actions.
  • The Fashionista: A rare male example. Viktor isn't in fashion just as a cover, he genuinely loves what he does and prefers it to his position as a head of IAGO.
    • That said, he's clearly more interested in making a profit than genuinely investing in the industry. He is caught off guard in an interview when he is asked about his design philosophy and artistic vision, ending the interview as soon as possible and afterwards condemning the fact that a CEO apparently has to be passionate about their projects, and not just Only in It for the Money.
  • Happily Married: Played straight on Viktor's part. His girlfriend, however, dates him for his money and connections.
  • Jerkass: Viktor is highly unpleasant to most of the people he comes across. Sebastian Sato and the catering crew are the prime victims of his jerkassery.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Viktor has been staying one step ahead of his enemies in Russia by foul means for decades, including having the head of the FSB murdered. By the time 47 catches up with him, he's managed to destroy the last bit of evidence against him as well as bribe the new FSB head to protect him until his dying day. It's doubly satisfying as he can be murdered while believing he's in the clear.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: What he had the Shadow Client do to the head of the Russian FSB: the latter framed him as a CIA mole and made it look like a suicide. Novikov himself can be subjected to this, if the light rig above the fashion show is set to collapse atop him during his solo speech to the crowds.
  • Meal Ticket: Blissfully unaware of the fact that Dalia is only dating him for his money and connections.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Despite being a former Russian crime boss, Novikov's American English accent is almost completely flawless, especially in the level itself. However, his speech is noticeably more accented in the after-level cutscene flashback showing his meeting with the Shadow Client; this is possibly due to being stressed.
  • Puppet King: A Downplayed Trope example, Viktor is genuinely dangerous and did a lot of terrible stuff but really just wants to retire to a life of being a fashion designer.
  • Retirony: Novikov is very close to eliminating all of the evidence the FSB has against him and taking care of the threats against him. Which is when the Shadow Client releases his name to MI6.
  • Retired Monster: Has aspirations to become one of these. Dalia doesn't agree.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: His favorite drink is a cocktail called a Bare Knuckle Boxer.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Viktor loves his girlfriend, and is blissfully ignorant that she's only with him because of his money and connections.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Not to 47, but to Providence. Him selling the entirety of IAGO's database to the Shadow Client allows the latter to begin his war on Providence in earnest and setting the plot of the following two games in motion. He wasn't aware the people he had dirt on were Providence operatives.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: As far as the world at large is concerned, he's just a fashion mogul.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When the Shadow Client has what he needs from IAGO, he leaks information about the group to MI-6, so that the ICA will be contracted to kill both of its leaders.

     Dalia Margolis

Voiced by: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English), Akari Higuchi (Japanese)

"Good evening! I don't think we had the pleasure, Mr..."

An ex-Israeli spy turned supermodel. Dalia Margolis is the real brains behind IAGO and deeply involved in its criminal activities. Ironically, despite being a former supermodel, she is less interested in Sanguine than her lover, who she believes to be weak for his desire to go straight.

  • Badass Israeli: Subverted in that she's a master spymaster but is no harder to kill than anyone else.
  • Daddy Issues: Her father apparently didn't approve of her desire to become a model, which led to him disowning her and leading her to fend for herself. It's not made clear if she still holds a grudge, however.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Subverted. She was trained as a spy by her Israeli general father but now uses those skills against Israel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She tends to act like this towards Viktor, as can be seen if their lockdown procedure is triggered.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Notable despite being a former spy and a chief intelligence officer. Dalia fails to notice the Sheik she's invited is 47 (despite very clearly being a clean-shaven Caucasian) or that her long-time associate Helmut Kruger has been replaced by an Identical Stranger, despite having private meetings with both previously.
  • Fallen Hero: Is a former Israeli spy who now sells secrets to terrorists.
  • The Fashionista: Subverted. Dalia doesn't seem to have any interest in the fashion industry anymore and leaves that to Viktor.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Is pleasant, beautiful, and tied to numerous terrorist organizations, including ones which are opposed to her homeland.
  • Gold Digger: She's with Viktor because of his wealth and influence.
  • Happily Married: Subverted on her part. She's dating Viktor for his money and his connections, but Viktor is genuinely in love.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: If 47 meets with her while disguised as Helmut, she'll hand him a cyanide canister and order him to kill a consulting company's CEO as a last resort. When she's distracted by a subsequent phone call, 47 can use the cyanide to poison Dalia's wine.
  • Honey Trap: Dalia makes use of these in order to get information on VI Ps.
  • Karmic Death: One method of killing her is with the same exact canister of cyanide she wants Helmut (who 47 can be disguised as) to use to kill someone.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Dalia secretly rules IAGO and is the one responsible for creating it. Viktor, by contrast, would be content to run his fashion business without involvement in international terrorism.
  • Manipulative Bitch: While all of the targets have a covert side, Dalia is notable among them for the fact she toys with Hailey and Helmut both despite knowing both of them are ill-suited for any form of intelligence work.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Has this fate planned for Hailey, a spy for a fashion magazine which got more than she bargained for by becoming her assistant. Fortunately, she doesn't get the chance to go through with it, and Hailey can even abscond with a CICADA guard if Dalia's laptop is tampered with.
  • Shame If Something Happened: Has this attitude when she gives Helmut Kruger a canister of cyanide as a failsafe. It's unclear whether she wants him to murder his target or commit suicide should he be caught.
  • So Proud of You: Is genuinely proud of the IAGO agent responsible for retrieving the NOC list, offering (though, possibly joking) to promote her to a central position in IAGO if she continues to impress and is disappointed when the agent announces her intentions to quit the spy business and start her own fashion brand (though she does wish her luck).
  • The Spymaster: The real brains behind IAGO.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With the caveat that she doesn't actually love her boyfriend.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: To Providence and the majority of the other main mission targets in the game, though to a lesser extent than Viktor. Were it not for her organisation's activities, the Shadow Client would have likely had a much harder time setting up his contracts to the ICA and waging a war against Providence.
  • Villainous Friendship: Appears to be on good terms with Ezra Berg, another former Mossad agent who she calls in the event that 47 attends the IAGO auction as Tobias Rieper.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Most people just think she's a fashion model turned businesswoman.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Overhearing Enemy Chatter between Dalia and her underlings implies that she's decided this applies to Viktor and is planning accordingly, and is willing to do this to her assistant since the latter is a spy. She is also a victim of this trope along with her husband courtesy of the Shadow Client.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Was given this title in the prime of her career.

    Silvio Caruso 

Silvio Caruso

See the Providence page

     Francesca De Santis

Voiced by: Salli Saffioti (English), Hana Takeda (Japanese)

"Hard to say. His behavior is getting more and more erratic."

An up-and-coming executive of Ether Biotech Corporation, Francesca has been assigned to watch over Silvio Caruso in order to make sure he finishes the biological weapon he's working on. She's begun an affair with Caruso's golfing instructor and is deeply suspicious of his Casanova past.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It's stated in her bio that she looks and acts innocent before stabbing you in the back.
  • Blown Across the Room: She's so stunned by the reveal that Silvio had a DNA sample of her that she walks too close to the fireplace, with 47 waiting for just the right moment with the propane tank. If Silvio finishes his therapy appointment, both can be killed at the same time.
  • Broken Pedestal: If you reveal to her that Silvio is intending to kill her with the virus, Francesca will feel betrayed, tell her bosses and start plotting to kill him, albeit somewhat reluctantly.
  • Career Versus Man: Francesca has devoted herself to her career with Ether and her recent love affair has her seriously off her game.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She is very jealous of all the attention Roberto Vargas gets from other women. Subverted when she talks to the private detective, as she's far more worried about what Silvio is up to.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Doubles with Hot Scientist, she's smart enough to do the work herself but is primarily a corporate executive.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: A challenge involves impersonating her lover and then drowning her in her own vomit while she still thinks you're them. Alternatively, lethally poisoning her champagne after she confesses to spying on Caruso, assuming that her lover is silently watching her die.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Francesa is charming, sensuous, and worldly which she has no qualms about using. However, Ether assigned her to a man who fears women.
  • High-Voltage Death: One way of disposing of her is to rig the power strip next to her before turning on the sprinklers nearby.
  • Hot Scientist: A bit older than most but she still looks gorgeous. This is frequently mentioned in background chatter, such as one scientist admitting to a gardener that her charm was the reason he ended up signing up.
  • Hypocrite: Takes Silvio plotting against her immensely personally despite the fact she was sent to spy on him and potentially kill him.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: A few ways of killing her involve pumping toxic chemicals into the laboratory, breaking an extension cord close to a sprinkler, or dropping propane in a fireplace.
  • The Mole: She was planted by Ether to gain Caruso's trust, but has been assigned to dispose of Caruso and take over from him should he prove to be too much of a liability.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Is very worried about getting her objectivity compromised by her current relationship. So it's actually her worried about her OOC behavior.
  • Together in Death: There's a challenge for locking Francesca's corpse in with Roberto's, though Roberto doesn't actually have to be dead to complete this challenge.
  • Too Dumb to Live: OK, so you are informed that your dangerous bioweapon was destroyed under sketchy circumstances. You go down to the lab and vent the dangerous chemicals previously containing it so you can go in and survey the damage. So far so good. Then you walk inside the containment room, completely alone, without a hazmat suit. Leaving aside the fact that there could still be traces of the weapon and the containment chemicals in there that you are now breathing completely unprotected, said chemicals can be pumped back in with a single touchscreen press…
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Is assigned to Silvio specifically because his irrational behavior makes him a liability, and if Silvio snaps she has been ordered to kill him, albeit Francesca is fond enough of Silvio to give him a quick and painless death.

    Claus Hugo Strandberg 

Claus Hugo Strandberg

See the Providence page

    Reza Zaydan 

Reza Zaydan

See the Providence page

     Jordan Cross

Voiced by: Jonny Cruz (English), Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese)

"I'll never be safe....."

The lead singer of the rising indie rock band "The Class", currently recording their sophomore album in Bangkok. A year prior, he was accused of the murder of his girlfriend Hannah Highmoore, though all charges were dropped thanks to the influence of Jordan's wealthy father Thomas and his family lawyer Ken Morgan, leading Hannah's parents to hire 47 to get justice for their daughter.

  • A Birthday, Not a Break: He's celebrating his 27th birthday during the events of the mission, which Diana notes is "the age where rockstars die".
  • Accidental Murder: What he did to Hannah. 47 can engineer similar circumstances to "outsource" the death of Ken Morgan.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: If confronted using the recording of Hannah's murder, Jordan correctly guesses the Highmoores sent 47, before begging 47 not to assassinate him, wondering if he really deserves to die for what he did. Unfortunately for him, a contract is a contract for 47.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It is not really clear if he had any other criminal deeds or skeletons in his closet other than murdering Hannah Highmoore in the heat of the moment and getting away with it due to the help of his father and lawyer, but it just looks like he is way over his head when it comes to fame and getting away with things he did.
    • Despite his father clearly being involved with Providence, Jordan's own involvement is much less clear. The only hint is that the album he's recording being named after them, but that could just as well be a subtle dig at his dad. It is possible that Jordan was at least aware of his father's connections, as he he threatens 47 that Thomas could send "really dangerous people" out after him.
  • Asshole Victim: Less so than Ken Morgan, both in the sense that he's not as evil as Morgan (though he's still hardly a good person), and that the Shadow Client did engineer his contract as part of a plan, but it is worth noting that he isn't the one the Shadow Client is truly after. That would be his father.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Implied to have been this to Hannah, since the tape reveals that Jordan had been having a fling with an underwear model.
  • Beard of Evil: Cross is one of the few targets with a prominent beard.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up his father can run the risk of him going into a frothing rage.
    • In the audio tape of the night of Hannah's murder, a snide mention of his father by Hannah sends him, and then her, over the edge.
    • The same thing can also happen to Ken Morgan if Morgan mentions his father in front of his face during a private chat, and does the same 'push the person of the balcony to their death' routine.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His appearance seems to be based off Jared Leto.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Poisoning his birthday cake. While the death isn't particularity cruel for 47's standards, making Jordan think that his father murdered him certainly is.
  • Daddy Issues: He fears his father and every time someone brings him up he gets homicidal.
  • Dead Artists Are Better: Hannah's parents seem to think so, although not for the usual reason. As does the Shadow Client.
  • Dirty Coward: He didn't intend to murder Hannah, but he didn't tell the truth about it, either.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The player can find multiple mentions of Cross in "The Showstopper": one of the guests in the IAGO auction can be heard calling Jordan to book him for a gig, Helmut Kruger's photographer asks the latter to pose like he did "in that Jordan Cross video" and one of the IAGO models mentioned having been "assigned" to him. Silvio Caruso's therapist in "World of Tomorrow" will at some point mentioned having "cured" Cross.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: If you poison his birthday cake, he dies thinking his dad had him killed since he was told his father was the one who had the cake made and delivered. One can feel pretty bad hearing the betrayal and sadness in his voice with his last word.
  • Evil Vegetarian: Implied by his vegan birthday cake.
  • Face of the Band: If you went just by the mentions of Cross prior to the actual mission, you wouldn't even know he was in a band at all. He seems to be fully aware of this since even while recording the Class' second (not even full length!) album, he's already making plans for a solo career.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Let's just say you do not want to have an argument with this guy while standing near a balcony.
  • Hipster: His style of dress, man-bun haircut and beard, his rebellious nature against his upbringing and the fact that he's a vegan absolutely scream stereotypical Hipster.
  • Hypocrite: For all his attitude about being sick of his father controlling him and wanting to be his own man, the minute things start going badly for him (i.e. finding the recording of Hannah's death playing in his room or pushing Morgan out a window in a rage) he immediately whips out his phone to beg his dad for help.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: He drank heavily during the murder trial, but therapist Oscar Lafayette helped him stop. However, he still drinks if angered, which can happen by interrupting his recording session.
  • Karmic Death:
    • Following the Abel de Silva Opportunity leads to 47 pushing him off a balcony, just like he did to Hannah.
    • If you get him to kill Ken Morgan, you can also push him off a balcony right after, possibly while he pleads for his dad to bail him out again. It'll be the same balcony his newest victim fell from, no less.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Killing Ken Morgan.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: You can escape the legal system. You can't escape 47.
  • Leave Me Alone!: He despises his father controlling his life, and wanted to break free from his grasp. However, he murders Hannah by accident, and things go downhill from there.
  • Manslaughter Provocation: Apparently, anyone mentioning his father. Not that the authorities will see it as sufficient justification.
  • Meddling Parents: Resents his father for trying to control every aspect of his life, which is ironic since it is only thanks to his father's meddling that Cross isn't in jail right now. The recording of Hannah's death however shows that if his father didn't mess him up he wouldn't be in this trouble in the first place.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to accidentally killing Hannah and Morgan.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • His appearance and veganism appears to be based on Jared Leto, who is also part of a rock band.
    • His case of being a rockstar who killed his girlfriend seems to be a reference to Sid Vicious, who is suspected to have killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: In-Universe. The murder trial and his subsequent acquittal hasn't made a dent on his popularity.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Jordan could easily live like a king off his father’s money and never lift a finger. Instead, he works as a rock star.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction once he finds out that Hannah's parents (and by extension the Highmoore family) ordered a hit on him and asked the ICA to do the job in retribution of their daughter's murder. Leads to a Please, I Will Do Anything! session, as listed below.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: If 47 makes Cross and Morgan run into each other, they will have an argument in the latter's suite during which Cross will get mad and push Morgan out the window.
    Cross: [takes out his phone]: D-Dad… please call me. It happened again.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims: One of the staff says he keeps a recording of the last argument he had with Hannah before her death. Some may think it's this at first, but it isn't. When you actually listen to it, he's shaken with guilt regarding those final moments, though he is responsible for killing her.
  • The Rock Star: He's one of the most famous indie musicians in the world.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Believes that he could get away with her death by asking his father for help and dodging the court system with cash, lawyers and celebrity gossip, ensuring that his band career and celebrity status is not harmed in any way. However, he did not expect Hannah's parents to ask the ICA to send 47 after him…
  • Shout-Out:
    • Cross is celebrating his 27th birthday when 47 fulfills his contract on him, a reference to the 27 Club, a list of popular musicians or artists who died at age 27. Lampshaded by both Diana when the mission starts and several of the recording crew.
    • One method of killing him involves electrocuting him with a faulty microphone, very similar to the death of Scottish guitarist Les Harvey.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Not him, but he has one. Given that the stalker outfit is hostile everywhere, it’s likely that there’s a restraining order in place.
  • Stealth Insult: Gives one to Ms. Mookjai, who others say worships Thomas Cross like a god, after she tries to compliment him saying he looks more like his father every year.
    Cross: You have no idea how that makes me feel.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • Ken Morgan's the reason he's free right now, but if he meets Morgan again, it causes a chain of events that ends with him pushing the man out a window.
    • He also throws a hissy fit when he finds out that his custom-made, vegan birthday cake was made on his father's orders, interpreting it as Thomas Cross sending a coded message rubbing Jordan's reliance on him in his face.
  • Villain Song: "Are We Stars" is written and sung by him, apparently giving his point of view on Highmoore's death.
  • Villains Want Mercy: He basically begs for mercy and says that he would do anything to fix what had happened to Hannah if he's lured to his room using the recording.

     Ken Morgan

Voiced by: James Sobol Kelly (English), Mitsuru Ogata (Japanese)

"Court is like war. You only go if diplomacy fails."

A ruthless attorney and corporate fixer in the employ of the Cross family, having helped Jordan Cross get away with his girlfriend Hannah's murder.

  • The Ace: Subverted. He's undefeated in the courtroom, but that's partly because he wins many of his cases through illegal means.
  • Amoral Attorney: He'll sink to any depths to win his cases, bribing officials, blackmailing witnesses, and even having people killed.
    Morgan: The things I have done for [Thomas Cross] would get my grandchildren disbarred.
  • Asshole Victim: Even more than the other targets since his death is superfluous to the Shadow Client's plan of kidnapping Thomas Cross during his son's funeral. There was probably other means to put a contract on Jordan but by involving the Highmoore family, the lawyer became a target of revenge. He is just collateral in the main plot. However, he is also a ruthless criminal and poison in the legal system, so his death is deserved.
  • Bald of Evil: Well, balding, but close enough.
  • The Consigliere: He explicitly describes himself as a fixer first and attorney second, preferring to deal with things quietly before getting the legal system involved.
    Morgan: Court is like war: you only go in if diplomacy fails.
  • The Corrupter: One conversation he can have is with a District Attorney who wants in on the same type of work, telling the man to call his law firm to arrange an interview.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Ken has a pet dog named Pickles that he cares for.
  • Evil Brit: The man doesn't just help people get away with their misdeeds, he's also perfectly willing to get his hands dirty himself.
  • Fat Bastard: A fat Amoral Attorney who might as well bully a verdict out of the jury.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Considering he's arranged for inconvenient people to die, he definitely qualifies.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He is known as "The Brick", both from his ruthless cross-examination techniques as well as his size.
  • Hate Sink: Think of every negative lawyer trope, and you've got Ken Morgan.
  • Neat Freak: He has the habit of carefully examining stuff he's given, whether suites or tuk-tuks, for dirt.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He is quite cordial with his personal bodyguard Otis, is courteous to the restaurant staff when invited to sample the day’s specials, and is willing to buy an aging tuk-tuk from one of the staff.
  • Noodle Incident: He is famed for successfully defending a client who killed a homeless person and tried pinning it on a rival cheerleader using affluenza (she was rich and didn't know better) as a defense.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Ken shares his surname with one of the Sarajevo Six targets, Patrick Morgan.
  • Smug Snake: Not as bad as Strandberg, but he still fits.
  • Too Dumb to Live: OK, so you ran into your boss's son, who is clearly furious at the sight of you. You know that this man previously killed someone in a rage by pushing them off a balcony, as you helped cover it up. To avoid causing a ruckus, you decide to take this conversation up to your private suite. Fair enough. But of all the places in said gigantic suite, did you have to continue the conversation with your back to an open window?
    • Karmic Death: This is the guy who bailed Cross out when he pushed Highmoore off a balcony in the first place. If Cross had gotten his just punishment then, he wouldn't have been free to murder Morgan now.

     Sean Rose

Voiced by: James Sobol Kelly (English), Toru Sakurai (Japanese)

"Fire in the hole!"

The person the ICA suspects to be the Shadow Client. Sean Rose is an Australian terrorist mastermind who is leading a multi-ethnic left-wing terrorist group in Colorado. A former eco-terrorist and bomb-maker, he suffers from severe OCD and bullies his subordinates.

  • 0% Approval Rating: The other members of the Militia and even his own men regard him as a Psycho for Hire. At most they respect his skills, while having nothing but disdain for him as a person. This is in sharp contrast to the widespread respect and reverence they have for both Parvati and the Shadow Client.
  • Accidental Murder: He bombed a government office in New Zealand, thinking it was vacant. It wasn't.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Rose started out as an eco-terrorist.
  • Beat It By Compulsion: The "Unclean" mission story involves triggering Rose's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to the point he ends up suffering a full-blown anxiety attack, leaving him completely vulnerable in an isolated room.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Is an anarcho-primitive eco-terrorist turned high-tech militia leader. Played with as his beliefs haven't changed so much as his methods.
  • Black and White Insanity: His upbringing has instilled in him a single-minded nature that makes him incapable of understanding that there might be shades of gray.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A neurotic bomb maker who the ICA, nevertheless, believes is capable of doing everything the Shadow Client has done.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: He smokes when he's agitated. Adding hallucinogens to his cigarettes can be used to send him into a panic.
  • Demolitions Expert: He's an expert bomb maker. One way to kill him is to tamper with his nitroglycerin so that he kills himself while testing it, or replace his watch's battery with an explosive one intended for another assassination.
  • The Dragon: Apparently the Shadow Client's, leading the Western Cell of his militia.
  • Eco-Terrorist: Started out as one.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's mentioned that he genuinely cares about his girlfriend, freelance assassin Alma Reynard.
  • Evil Luddite: Sean used to be a member of an anarcho-primitivist terror network called The Pristine Army, until he accidentally killed several people while bombing a government building in New Zealand.
  • Explosive Stupidity: Two opportunities to kill him arise from this.
    • While testing explosives on a vault, it is possible to overpower his mixture with the nitroglycerin he's ordered. He won't actually test the mixture before applying it to the vault, resulting in his death.
    • He has designed a bomb concealed in a smartwatch battery to be used on a CEO who owns the watch. It happens that Sean owns the exact same watch and will place it down while washing his hands.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied that spending most of his early life in a reclusive Marxist collective, then being put into foster care after an AFP raid played a major role in making him so screwed up.
  • Glasgow Grin: Has a noticeable half-smile on his left cheek.
  • Jerkass: His treatment of Penelope Graves (see Kick the Dog), Black and White Insanity, and Never My Fault attitude certainly point to this.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Rose started out not wanting to kill anybody, but he quickly abandoned this and most of his other restraint.
  • Karmic Death/Hoist by His Own Petard: Two of the assassination opportunities allow you to kill Rose with his own explosives. One involves rigging his watch with an explosive battery intended for a CEO with the exact same watch, the other sabotaging a nitroglycerin test.
  • Kick the Dog: Threatens Penelope Graves with execution by her own bodyguards.
  • Mad Bomber: Albeit a rather unconventional example.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Implied with the Auckland bombing, which killed several children. Graves mentions that Rose upped up his bomb-crafting after the bombing to minimise future collateral damage, and he gets agitated when Graves confronts him on it (though he also blames an office worker for having his child's birthday party at the office).
  • Never My Fault: Doubled down in his terrorist leanings despite starting as a pacifist.
  • Necessary Evil: Graves and the Shadow Client see him as one, anyway.
    Berg: Rose has no honor. No sense of fair play. The boss asked me here because he wanted to avoid unnecessary cruelty. So why does he tolerate Sean Rose?
    Graves: Because the boss is not a monster. And right now, well, he needs one.
    Berg: "Sean Rose, freelance terrorist. Because sometimes you need a monster." You ought to be in advertising.
  • Psycho for Hire: Some of the militia members, including Graves, believe that the Shadow Client hired him for his reason.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: He had bombed an office building which resulted in the casualties of several children, similar to that of the Oklahoma bombing.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only shows up for one mission, but his loss is felt keenly by the rest of the Shadow Client's militia and people keep referencing him far into the sequel. In Colombia, a forger who got him documents to infiltrate into Colorado complains about his OCD months after the man is dead.
  • Super OCD: The man is obsessed with cleanliness, symmetry, and timekeeping. 47 can trigger an episode by tampering with his grandfather clock, cigarettes, and pencils.
  • Terrified of Germs: A fear 47 can exploit. One part of his route involves washing his hands, and the sink in his bathroom can be disabled during his OCD episode. It also provides an opportunity to rig his smartwatch with a bomb.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: Played with. Like many real-life terrorists, his motives are frequently subject to change. Parvati's Spec Ops soldiers note that at the end of the day, Rose's ideals are malleable and ultimately he's just looking for a morally justifiable reason to blow people up.
  • Western Terrorists: He spent some time offering his services to various radical political and environmental groups.

     Penelope Graves

Voiced by: Elsie Bennett (English), Kumi Tanaka (Japanese)

"Think, Graves! How did they get to you?"

A child prodigy turned Interpol agent, she proceeded to defect to the Shadow Client's organization after she discovered the corruption in the U.N. was impossible to deal with.

  • The Ace: Was one of Interpol's best agents to the point that she believes that her defecting cost them their best analyst.
  • Affably Evil: She seems to be rather cordial most of the time. Her psychological profile says she's very empathetic, but also has a distinct moral fluidity. She comes off as quite endearingly awkward when trying to engage with smalltalk with the lower-ranked members of the militia or when she apologises for calling the Shadow Client "sir" during their phone call. Then there's her reaction to Olivia Hall's work.
    Graves: Oh wow! Olivia Hall's amazing. I wonder if we'll be friends.
  • Anti-Villain: She truly believes that she is doing the right thing and is one of the most sympathetic of the targets. Despite having good intentions and being relatively moral, she is still aiding a dangerous terrorist organisation.
  • Child Prodigy: Could speak fluently at six months and at the age of five, she was studying college-level physics.
  • Evil Brit: Graves used to be on the side of justice, but she threw her lot in with a bunch of ruthless terrorists. However, given the setting's Gray-and-Gray Morality, this may just be a case of Wrong Genre Savvy.
  • Fallen Hero: Not long ago, she was an anti-terror analyst for Interpol. However, due to her superiors stonewalling her attempted investigation of UN corruption, she grew disillusioned with the system she once supported, and started working with the Shadow Client sometime thereafter.
    • The revised intel in Hitman 2 implies that she would be considered a potential recruit to the ICA had it not been for her defection. The Shadow Client is also revealed to consider Agent 47 as an ally rather than enemy, which means she could have been an ally to both him and Diana should things have gone differently.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: A conversation with Sean Rose has her assume he is going to forgive and forget their past as enemies.
  • The Mole: She is in fact secretly tasked by the Shadow Client to keep an eye on Rose's mental state. She is also suspected by the private militia of being a mole for Interpol, and they plan on testing her loyalty.
  • Not So Different: From Sean Rose. A militia member will bring up the fact that they are both obsessed with "patterns and order" and Rose will openly admit to Alma Reynard that he believes that Graves has potential (this being one of the few examples he admits to respecting a fellow member of the militia), but is tied down by her "pedestrian sense of morality." In short, one could argue that Graves is a more mentally stable, empathetic and moral version of Rose, a straight up Good Counterpart before her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Precision F-Strike: If you hold her at gunpoint, she will yell, “Get that fucking thing out of my face!”
  • Pragmatic Hero: As her ICA profile states, "When confronted with the classic trolley problem, she would push the fat man onto the tracks without hesitation".
  • Secret Test of Character: Sean Rose plans on having a disguised member of the militia approach her in private and impersonate an Interpol agent requesting her compliance in being their mole inside the militia, intending to test her loyalty to the cause.
  • The Social Expert: Claims to be one when discussing Sean Rose's growing instability in her phone call to the Shadow Client.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Seems to grow more sympathetic to Sean Rose as time passes by the camp in the camp, openly admitting, in her onsite profile notes on Rose, that she admires his dedication and abilities, and that she believes his heart is in the right place. By the time her final profile note is concluded, she admits that she is looking forward to working with him, saying this in a tone that hints her perception of him might not be completely professional.
    • Rose outright lampshades this trope, theorizing that the only reason Graves was never able to track him down during her time in Interpol was because she didn't actually want to.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed and shared with Ezra Berg. Graves is a former Interpol agent who defected to the Shadow Client when she found about the corruption in the UN.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Allying with the Shadow Client against Providence is arguably the moral choice. Unfortunately, the group is not exactly moral in its methods.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Believed she would be welcomed by the Shadow Client's allies and they would work together to defeat Providence. Instead, she is treated with barely-concealed contempt and suspicion.

     Ezra Berg

Voiced by: Oliver Cotton (English), Keisuke Fujii (Japanese)

"So, young friend, let's try again."

An Israeli interrogation and chemical torture expert working for Sean Rose's militia. He wears a 3D Printer created mask and takes a little too much joy in his work.

  • Affably Evil: Polite, soft-spoken, and gentlemanly, he's nevertheless a man with very few scruples, especially in regards to his interrogations.
  • Badass Israeli: Was a former member of Mossad, one of the most feared intelligence agencies in the world.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes various snarky remarks during conversations with Graves and the prisoner. He also gets a bit snarky if you happen to walk past him while disguised as one of the hackers:
    Ezra:"Linux is only free if your time has no value."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't like Rose's methods and considers his chemical torture more humane than other varieties.
  • Hypocrite: Calls Sean Rose dishonorable and a monster. This coming from a guy who tortures people with chemicals while dressed as a slasher villain.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: The man's chemical skills are legitimately impressive.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: He turns a very creepy one on whenever he's interrogating his victim.
  • Mad Scientist: Really, his dedication to his craft would be admirable… if he didn't have victims.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: He spends the whole level wearing a creepy, Michael Myers-esque interrogation mask.
  • Nice Guy: You can overhear two guards discuss how surprisingly polite Ezra is, and he seems to be the only militant who actually likes Penelope Graves.
  • The Perfectionist: One of his character flaws. Berg is insistent that all of his chemicals be perfect and even the smallest deviation from his expectations has him going back to the drawing board.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He never raises his voice but commits terrible cruelties to prisoners.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: A subdued variant: he and his family were kidnapped for ransom by Hezbollah when he was young, and while he never turned on his country, when they were rescued he found the relentless and inhumane way his government suppressed a clearly outmatched opponent distasteful.
  • Technical Pacifist: He never wants to use physical violence on his captives and would keep them alive, but he will use chemicals to interrogate them.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed and shared with Penelope Graves. He is a former Mossad agent who chooses the least violent ways to make his victims crack.
  • Torture Technician: His primary role in the militia.

     Maya Parvati

Voiced by: Traci Lords (English), Rei Furukawa (Japanese)

"Alright, people, let's get to it!"

A former Tamil Tiger turned pirate turned terrorist. She is the primary instructor of Sean Rose's militia.

  • Dark Action Girl: She used to be an assassin for the Tamil Tigers, and she hasn't changed her terrorist ways since then.
  • Defiant to the End: If held at gunpoint by 47, unlike most targets she insults him to his face and dares him to kill her.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Her primary role in the militia.
  • Face Death with Dignity: One of the few targets that doesn't beg 47 for mercy when held at gunpoint, instead insulting him and daring him to just kill her already.
  • Faux Action Girl: Despite her noted past, she is unarmed and can't attack 47, just like all other targets in the game. Because of her missing arm, Worf Had the Flu is likely in play.
  • Hook Hand: She has a prosthetic hook where her left arm used to be.
  • Knife Nut: Before she lost one of her arms, she was notorious for her skill with knives.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: She speaks in a flawless American accent despite being Sri Lankan.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: If you manage to make her investigate thrown objects, she speaks using the generic American female dialogue rather than her own voice.
  • The Perfectionist: A Downplayed Trope example as it's clear her team really does need the training.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's widely respected by the Militia, in contrast to Rose whose own men refer to him as a dead-eyed psychopath. One of the Militia members turns out to be the soldier who blew her arm off during her pirate days. Her response upon recognizing him? Walking up to him and complimenting him for being a "good shot".
  • Ruthless Modern Pirates: After the Tamil Tigers disbanded, she became a pirate in the South China Sea.
  • Sergeant Rock: Despite being hard on her troops, they hold a good deal of respect for her.
  • South Asian Terrorists: Maya hails from Sri Lanka, and is a former Tamil Tiger.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Conversations between her and Sean Rose make it clear that the two can't stand each other, with Rose outright expressing the intent to get rid of her if she continues disrespecting his authority in his phone call to Alma Reynard.
  • Villainous Friendship: She was apparently close with Vanya Shah. In Mumbai, Shah will fondly remembering their time working together in the Maelstrom's crew after she receives the inheritance Maya appears to have left her.
  • Villainous Valour: Should 47 hold her at gunpoint, she'll insult him to his face despite not having any real means of defending herself or escaping.

     Yuki Yamazaki 

Yuki Yamazaki

See the Providence page

    The Herald 

The Herald

See the Providence page

Bonus Mission Targets

    The Sarajevo Six

Left to right: Gary Lunn, John Stubbs, Walter Menard, Taheji Koyama, Scott Sarno and Patrick Morgan.
A group of six mercenaries who committed several atrocities during The Yugoslav Wars while working for the CICADA PMC. Although they've evaded military tribunals since the 90s, they are now being targeted by the ICA to make sure they don't escape justice. They are part of a series of PS4-exclusive bonus contracts.
  • The Atoner: Taheji Koyama's reason for ordering the deaths of his former squadmates and himself.
  • Beyond Redemption: After slaughtering refugees during a gold robbery, Koyama started to believe that he and the rest of the group weren't men. It was only until an old friend informed him of the ICA when he placed a contract on them.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Morgan is the penultimate victim of the six.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If Stubb's wife Caroline dies, he will spend the rest of the mission in a very public area, clearly crushed by her death.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Koyama is waiting for 47, and even says that it would have been rude for him to die to his illness before 47 arrived. After confessing everything, he asks 47 to complete the final contract and turns his back to him.
  • Foreshadowing: The Stubbs mission has an instance of this for the then-unreleased fifth episode. Stubbs at one point talks on the phone with Patrick Morgan and is surprised at the fact that the latter is currently in Colorado with Sean Rose.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite being branded war criminals by the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal, they've managed to avoid capture and prosecution for decades. It's 47's job to put an end to all that. After Koyama is killed, the ICA is instructed to declassify the files on them that 47 retrieves, meaning that their actions will come to light. Though both Diana and 47 theorize that due to the deaths of the members, nothing significant will come of it.
  • Multinational Team: French, Canadian, German, British, American and Japanese.
  • No-Sell: Patrick Morgan and his bodyguards will see through all of 47's disguises and follow him around if they find him suspicious.
  • One Steve Limit: Patrick Morgan shares his surname with main story target Ken Morgan, but that's where the similarities end.
  • Private Military Contractors: All of them are former members of the CICADA Corporation's SIGMA Squad, and most of them are still active in the private security industry.
  • Properly Paranoid: After killing Sarno and Lunn, the rest of the Six start looking into their former squadmate's deaths and will become more vigilant. By the time 47 gets to Morgan, he will be on high alert and surrounded by militia bodyguards. Subverted with Koyama, who is standing alone in the sauna since he's waiting for 47.
  • Red Baron: All six are given such a title in the briefing screen. Scott Sarno is The Director, Gary Lunn is The Enforcer, Walter Menard is The Extractor, John Stubbs is The Veteran, Patrick Morgan is The Mercenary and Taheji Koyama is The Controller.
  • Retired Monster: John Stubbs hasn't been an active merc for over 20 years, having retired to a life of ill-gotten luxury with his wife completely unaware of his shady past. He is in the middle of his holiday when 47 comes for him.
  • Scary Black Man: Patrick Morgan is considered to be possibly the most dangerous of the six. He's also the only armed target in the game.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: John Stubbs occasionally talks to a writer who is writing a biography on the events.
  • Suicide by Cop: Koyama pulls this off by hiring the ICA to assassinate the rest of the group before allowing 47 to off him, believing that we would end up dying from ill health before justice could be served.
  • Token Good Teammate: Taheji "Controller" Koyama hired the ICA to take down his team and serve justice. He also donated his fortune to charities, including help for war victims across Asia. Even when he was diagnosed with Elyen's Syndrome, he refused treatment and continued donating to charities until he moved to Gama.
  • The Yugoslav Wars: All six of them are infamous for the brutal war crimes they committed during the Siege of Sarajevo.

     Dino Bosco

Voiced by: William Mapother (English), Hiroshi Shirokuma (Japanese)

"Come on! I'm not asking much! Just a freaking inferno!"

A washed up character actor seeking to relive his glory days by directing and starring in a movie based on the cult superhero graphic novel The Icon. His rampant perfectionism and disregard for budget have put his studio on the edge of bankruptcy, causing them to turn to the ICA to eliminate him.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Besides draining his studio's budget dry to the point of having him eliminated, all of the film staff despise him for berating them every second he gets. Two of them even intend on boycotting the film until he's replaced.
  • Actor Allusion: The voice actor for Dino Bosco was previously intended to replace David Bateson as the voice of 47 in Hitman: Absolution but Bateson returned to the role at the last minute due to fan demand. Dialogue between some NPCs in Bosco's level can be overheard talking about having Bosco replaced in the leading role with another named Dave Bateson.
  • Asshole Victim: While Dino is nowhere near as evil as any of the other targets, he's certainly one of the most unpleasant. For most of the mission, you can hear him berating the film crew. Because of this, killing him is really satisfying.
  • Bad Boss: Or bad director. Dino makes a habit of treating his crew like shit.
  • Bait the Dog: At first, you might feel bad for the rather petty reason for his kill order. After you spend some time on the mission, you'll probably change your mind.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: One of his most common complaints is about the lackluster flames produced by the fire-breathing alien, wanting a "freaking inferno". Naturally, one opportunity involves giving him exactly what he wants, with predictable results.
  • Career Resurrection: In-Universe, he hopes to have one by starring in The Icon, but gets killed before he can.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: Compared to other targets in the game, Bosco takes more firepower to gun down because of his costume protecting him. It takes 10 silverballer shots to the torso or at least 3 headshots to kill him, which isn't a huge amount but makes him tough enough that you can't shoot him to death without causing a big commotion.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Killing a B-movie star just because he's a huge jerk that's bleeding the studio's funds dry probably counts as this.
  • Dead Artists Are Better: Before his death on-set, Bosco is seen as a washed-up, abrasive character actor. Afterwards, he is remembered fondly, and The Icon turns out to be a hit.
  • It's All About Me: Dino doesn't care about anybody else working on the movie. He only cares about the final result and making himself look good in the process.
  • Jerkass: He berates his film crew and threatens them multiple times if he's even slightly annoyed at the shot. He's also immature enough to respond to edits and unauthorized recuts of his films by peeing on the screen during the premier and Flipping the Bird to the whole audience.
  • Mythology Gag: The dialogue you can overhear about Bosco's leading role being taken by an actor named Dave Bateson is a reference to his voice actor almost replacing David Bateson as the voice of Agent 47 in the development of Hitman: Absolution.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He's a complete asshole to everyone on the film set, but he's actually quite charming towards his fans, even the ones who are acting kind of awkward and weird.
  • No-Sell: His suit is genuinely bulletproof. He can take at least 2 headshots from the Jaeger 7 Lancer. He isn't protected from melee weapons, however, and even the Silverballers will get past the armour eventually.
  • No Stunt Double: As an old school B-movie actor, he does all his own stunts. This being Hitman, it can prove to be his undoing.
  • The Other Darrin: [[Invoked]] In-Universe, some NPCs can be overheard discussing having an actor named Dave Bateson replace Dino Bosco in the movie.
  • The Perfectionist: According to his studio's accountant, he's spent weeks shooting the same scene over and over and he refuses to wrap up production until he's absolutely satisfied, creating huge delays and causing the movie to go over budget.
  • Prima Donna Director: He wants everything to be done the most realistically and the reshoot is sinking the production company into bankruptcy. It's cheaper hiring 47 to kill him than breaking his contract.
  • Self-Made Man: Despite coming from a relatively privileged background, Bosco insisted in starting his film career from the very bottom (including Z-grade movies and porn), claiming that "you have to earn it".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Dino is extremely cocky for a washed up B-movie star.

     Kong Tuo-Kwang

Voiced by: James Sie (English), Minoru Hirota (Japanese)

"Admiring the view? Good. Because soon it will be our high-rises that dominate the scenery."

The founder of China Corp, who claims that he does what he does to improve lives but is really driven by profit.

  • Affably Evil: Rather personable and abjectly amoral, in direct contrast to Mendola.
  • Berserk Button: Although normally calm and collected, throwing stuff around to try and lure him will often cause him to shout and swear.
  • Briefcase Full of Money: Calls out Mendola on believing in this cliche. He points out that everyone uses money transfers in the real world.
  • Community-Threatening Construction: Hinted to be interested in this. He compliments the view of the city and the local traditions, but is enthusiastic to turn it into skyscrapers, whatever the cost.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Despite his protestations to the contrary, it's clear that the man pursues profit at all costs. The fact that he's illegally spying on his competition is testament to this fact.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If he meets with Mendola, he will enjoy messing with him.
  • Nice to the Waiter: In contrast to Mendola, Kong is normally polite to anyone working for him. Bumping into him while wearing a service-based disguise won't annoy him as much as it would Mendola.
  • Noble Demon: Shows signs of this. While he has no qualms about illegally spying on Hamilton-Lowe and tearing down the city to build skyscrapers, he is polite and respectful to the waiting staff and honours his deal with Mendola by wiring money to his bank account, rather than throwing the Frenchman off the roof.
  • Self-Made Man: A darker variation. He started life as a street orphan in Kowloon Walled City, and eventually became a high-powered corporate executive. However, it's implied that he stepped on quite a few toes during his rise to fame and fortune.

     Matthieu Mendola

Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (English), Yuta Odagaki (Japanese)

"You see, I have this meeting in a few minutes, and it is really important to me."

A highly superstitious family man, whose dissatisfaction with his job caused him to become a spy for their main competitor.

  • Ambiguously Evil: There's nothing to suggest he's actually a bad person, just a spurned employee trying to retaliate against a bad employer. Considering his employer is a regular client of the ICA, he's probably right to take this view.
  • Bad Boss: In contrast to Kong, he will chide any service provider he is unhappy with - fortune tellers, food vendors, phone repairmen. Even if the bodyguard calls him up to the meeting a minute after his arrival, he will announce his intention to chide them for lateness.
  • Creative Differences: In-Universe. Having several has made him defect from Hamilton-Lowe.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's not exactly evil, but he is noted to be a family man in his profile.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Sees his failed attempt at corporate espionage this way.
  • French Jerk: Hasn't got the friendliest personality and doesn't hesitate to chide anyone for even the slightest mishaps. That being said, it might be because of his (justified) paranoia of being found out during the mission. He is nicer than he needs to be to a few of the vendors on the street, but is quick to turn snarky when things don't go his way.
  • The Mole: He is Kong's inside man within Hamilton-Lowe, planning to hand him documents that could land him billions in a real estate deal.
  • Nervous Wreck: He is constantly on edge due to paranoia.
  • Properly Paranoid: He is constantly worried of getting caught and/or killed for his defection. He is very correct.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: He plans on selling private documents to China Chorp, hence why he ends up becoming a target.

     Harry "Smokey" Bagnato and Marv "Slick" Gonif
Harry "Smokey" Bagnato
Marv "Slick" Gonif

A pair of burglars trying to rob the Palais de Walewska on Christmas Eve.

  • Blatant Burglar: They infiltrate a gala event wearing black street clothes with long jackets. Yet nobody seems to notice them or care when they enter restricted areas.
  • Butt-Monkey: Slick. One of the mission challenges is knock him unconscious with a brick three times before finally killing him.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Played straight on release of the Hitman 2 Legacy Pack as they and their mission were completely absent, and subverted in 2018 as they came back as Temporary Online Content. Averted as now the mission is permanent.
  • Christmas Episode: Christmas Targets in a Christmas-themed Paris level.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They are targets for simply being thieves, pretty unremarkable ones at that.
  • Evil Laugh: Slick starts giggling to himself every time he steals something or floods a sink.
  • Expy: A pair of bumbling thieves named Harry and Marv robbing a place on Christmas eve? Why does that sound so familiar? Slick even insists on flooding the Palais de Walewska's bathroom sinks.
  • Hammerspace: They can steal huge weapons such as battle axes and katana's, but they will disappear as soon as they take them. They will still drop them when they die.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To the thieves in Home Alone, sharing similar names to the Wet Bandits from said film.
    • The "Bad 47" challenge asks you to knockout Marv three times with a brick, a reference to a similar scene in the first sequel (but with less unconscious Marv.)
    • Marv’s penchant for flooding sinks is also a reference to the Wet Bandits’ calling card of robbing places, then leaving the homeowners’ sinks on.
  • Temporary Online Content: Averted in HITMAN (2016) as the mission, and therefore Smokey and Slick, were not temporary, but played straight when they were initially re-released into Hitman 2. Averted once more, as Holiday Hoarders was made a permanent mission in the December 2019 update for Hitman 2.
  • The Voiceless: They don't talk to each other, nor to anyone else, but you can hear them get upset and be happy at something.
  • Timed Mission: After Harry and Marv complete their routes, the two will meet up. A challenge requires you to steal all the items on the target's lists before they do. The challenge fails if either one dies, but you can freely knock them out. Another requires you to kill them both in a propane explosion after they return empty handed.
  • Troll: Slick occasionally enters bathrooms just to flood the sink, and giggles like a little kid after doing so.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: As noted above, no one will bat an eye as they slip into restricted areas in plain sight. While Smokey does at least try stay low and move fast to avoid detection while searching for loot, Slick just walks around cluelessly looking for stuff to steal.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: They have similar names to the thieves in Home Alone.

     Marco Abiatti

Voiced by: Jon Curry (English)

"I did it because of avarice, I admit. But this is such a beautiful town - it's too good for the poor."

A wealthy businessman and right-wing politician returning to Sapienza to run for mayor.

  • The Bully: Enjoys cowing and threatening others.
  • Call-Forward: His death is mentioned in passing by numerous NPCs in "World of Tomorrow". Francesca De Santis discovers this and mentions at one point that the real reason Silvio Caruso issued the contract is because Abiatti bullied him when they were at school.
    • If Silvio Caruso is confronted by 47 at gunpoint in “World of Tomorrow”, he might scream out "This is just like Abiatti throwing me down a well!".
  • Churchgoing Villain: Claims to be a good Catholic, yet he has no problem murdering the local priest if he should encounter him.
  • Community-Threatening Construction: He plans to expel the local townspeople and make Sapienza a luxury retreat for the rich and powerful.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: What he was before entering politics, and, given his plans for Sapienza, still is at heart.
  • Corrupt Politician: He has mafia connections, doesn’t give a damn about his constituents, plans to use his position for his own personal gain, and is even willing to murder a priest.
  • Delusions of Eloquence: He fancies himself a connoisseur of drink, but the first time he's served a glass in the mission, he turns up his nose at it after a sample, saying it's "too fermented" (which anyone who knows anything about wine would understand is not only impossible, but antithetical to the very idea of wine). The waiters gossip about it later, calling him a nouveau-riche idiot, and the server decides out of spite that she's just going to keep serving him out of the same bottle while displaying different ones. Marco never once notices.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Your client is Silvio Caruso, who Marco had bullied in the past.
  • The Dreaded: Others in Sapienza who know him regard him with fear. Salvatore, a local lawyer, has butted heads with the Mafia, and finds him and him alone terrifying.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Sabotaging the stage and leaving the mic on causes Marco to accidentally reveal his true intentions towards Sapienza. He'll then head to the stage to explain himself, even though it was just declared a safety hazard. If you give him a chance to make his speech before giving him his shocking exit, after some awkward right-wing fumbling while claiming he was just joking, he's actually slick enough to win back the crowd by promising them jobs and lower taxes.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Expects everyone to consent to being bought, from the local townspeople to his political enemies. When people are more principled, he tends to respond with threats or violence.
  • Handsome Lech: Considers himself something of a ladies' man, having went on a date with the actress of a play he watched and praises the creator of a dating app he uses upon meeting him. He also takes a photo of himself with a woman near the church while offering her his number, causing her fianceé to commit suicide.
  • Hate Sink: In a game that has Strandberg (a soon-to-be hated man that stole millions in inheritance from Moroccans) and Nabazov (a death cult leader who's killed hundreds in rituals), Marco still finds time to stand out as a pretty detestable person. The other targets don’t stop to piss on people’s graves or push priests off church rooftops, but he's nowhere near Nabazov in terms of sociopathy and evil.
  • High-Voltage Death: It is possible to give him a fatal shock while onstage trying to salvage his reputation or when he urinates on a gravestone.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: It’s possible to lure him up to the roof of a church and push him off, causing him to fall on one of the spires and get run through.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: If you set up Marco for an Engineered Public Confession, he claims this about what he was overheard saying.
  • Karmic Death:
    • One way to kill him is to push him off the roof of a church where he gets impaled on one of the spires. Right after he tried to put on a facade of being a Church Going Villain by going to confession with no intention of actually repenting. For added karma, you do this dressed as Father Francesco, one of his old bullying victims and someone he will kill should he find him.
    • It's possible to trick him into an Engineered Public Confession, then electrocute him while he tries to do damage control in front of the now enraged public he was intending to expel for his own selfish ends.
  • Kick the Dog: He’s been outright stated as one of the reasons why Silvio is such an emotional wreck, and he will eventually murder Father Franchesco should the two meet.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In contrast to the Ambiguously Evil Bosco and Mendola, the Affably Evil Kong and the Home Alone shoutouts, Abiatti is cruel, nasty, corrupt, and after Jordan Cross, is the second target to kill another NPC during the mission.
  • Last Disrespects: If the graveyard meeting is shifted, he will proceed to take a leak on a grave of one of his victims. Since said grave is right next to an extension cord, this can be used to kill him.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He spends the entire mission dressed in a nice suit.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Silvio Berlusconi among other European populists.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He spends the mission dressed in a red pinstriped blazer with a black shirt and a striped black and white tie.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: To both Silvio Caruso and Father Francesco.
  • Sleazy Politician: Not only is he a crook, he's a complete sleazebag as well.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: A few residents of the town see through his act. A majority, however, are lining up for photos, extolling the virtues of his supposed honesty, and enjoying the festivities in his name. One option for killing him is turning on a mic and exposing him to the town and killing him during his attempted damage control.
  • Visionary Villain: Speaks of his plan to reinvent Sapienza in quite grandiose terms.

Patient Zero Targets

    Oybek Nabazov 

Oybek Nabazov

See the Providence page

     Sister Yulduz

Voiced by: Elsie Bennett (English)

Nabazov's second-in-command who is in charge of organizing the cult's activities.

  • Didn't Think This Through: Yulduz doesn't seem to appreciate the gravity of Nabazov's plan and believes the viral outbreak is something she can profit from, apparently not considering all that money won't do her any good if Nabazov's virus destroys the world.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Yulduz lacks any interest in the cult's activities beyond making a profit from the virus' destruction and has hired a group of mercenaries to escort her out of the hotel once Nabazov dies.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Oybek is a bit too crazy for her. Subverted, as this is due to the fact that he wholeheartedly believes in his nihilistic worldview while she is an opportunist hoping to save her own skin.
  • Hate Sink: A selfish, greedy coward willing to kill billions to fill her own pockets, Sister Yulduz is nothing short of a monster.
  • Hollywood Homely: One of the staff members calls her an "axe-faced harridan", but she doesn't look too old or hideous. It's possible the staff are referring to Mrs. Mookjai, the Bad Boss manager of the hotel.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: ICA intelligence has found she has made substantial investments in security and pharmaceutical companies, apparently hoping to profit off the plague Liberation is planning to unleash.
  • Only in It for the Money: Her main reason for organizing the cult's viral outbreak is to make money from her investments in the security and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Properly Paranoid: If you kill Nabazov first and hide his body, leaving it undiscovered, Yulduz will still eventually notice he isn't around and correctly deduce something has happened to him, leading to the Screw This, I'm Outta Here! moment below.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If Nabazov dies, Yulduz's plan seems to be to flee and make good on her investments rather than stick around and go down with the rest of the cult when Nabazov's doomsday plan kicks off. This is why she's got a team of mercs that are not part of the cult on call in the gardens.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: In private phone calls, Yulduz refers to Nabazov as an "old lunatic" and makes it clear she has absolutely no intention of going down with the cult as Nabazov triggers the apocalypse. Her only interest seems to be short-selling companies and making a profit when the viral outbreak tanks the economy.

     Craig Black

Voiced by: Timothy Watson (English)

A renowned author and Liberation sleeper agent who plans to release the cult's deadly virus at a fan convention for his books.

  • Badass Mustache: He has a very fancy twirled up moustache.
  • Creator Backlash: The dialogues from him indicate he has come to hate his most popular work "Cassandra Snow: New England Wiccan". In fact, he hates it so much that he is willing to commit bioterrorism on his own fans.
  • Dead Artists Are Better: HITMAN 2 reveals that the Cassandra Snow series skyrocketed in popularity after his death.
  • Irony:
    • He researched the seductive and tempting nature of cults to research for the Cassandra Snow franchise, only to join one himself later on.
    • He despises the Cassandra Snow series and intends on killing everyone at a convention to overshadow the series. His death causes the series popularity to skyrocket.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He plans on killing everyone at a Cassandra Snow convention with the virus because the series has overshadowed his other works.
  • Humiliation Conga: A posthumous one. He hates the Cassandra Snow franchise to the point that he'll kill everyone at an upcoming convention with a deadly virus to make sure he'll be remembered for that instead. After 47 kills him, his death has the ironic effect of making sure everyone in the world knows about his books, not his cult activities. Hitman 2 the books are referenced in almost every level, such as bin men in Whittleton Creek mentioning one of his books off-handedly, and in Hawkes Bay, Pam Kingsley announced on the news that the Cassandra Snow film franchise will continue to go on to continue his legacy, despite his death, with another film not based on the books being made. Safe to say, he got his just desserts... and then some.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He utterly despises the Cassandra Snow books and their popularity and vows that they will not be what he will be remembered for. A news report in Hawkes Bay in HITMAN 2 reveals that Hollywood has decided to keep making Cassandra Snow films despite his death, thus ensuring his "legacy" will live on for a long time.
  • Mad Artist: It's suggested he's not right in the head, given his willingness to join a doomsday cult and murder his own fans.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Before working on the Cassandra Snow franchise, Craig wrote a number of sci-fi neo-noir novels that went largely ignored. However, his supernatural preteen fantasy series; Cassandra Snow, which he created on a lark has completely eclipsed them in popularity, which has left him bitter and resentful.
  • Mugged for Disguise: You can kill/knockout Craig Black to steal his clothes and meet up with Brother Akram.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a beige flat cap.

     Brother Akram

Voiced by: Nicholas Boulton (English)

A high-ranking operative of Liberation currently meeting Craig Black in Sapienza to hand him the virus crucial to their bioterrorism.

  • Ambiguously Brown: The mission briefing notes that his Central Asian heritage is only a guess.
  • Mugged for Disguise: You can kill or knockout Brother Akram and nick his clothes and meet up with Craig Black.
  • Mysterious Past: His profile is largely guesswork and conjecture. His traveling suggests a degree of tradecraft, and his correspondence suggests a long history with Nabazov pre-dating Liberation's founding, but nothing conclusive.
  • Room Full of Crazy: The bedroom in his apartment fits the bill. The walls and floor are covered in red paint mimicking blood, skulls, and a picture dedicated to Nabazov is on his nightstand.
  • You All Look Familiar: His model and outfit are similar (not the same, the hair is different) to that of a cult bodyguard encountered in "The Source" also called "Akram".

     Bradley Paine

A Liberation sleeper agent serving as a researcher in the CDC.

  • Ambiguous Situation: Either his presence in the militia suggests he was hired for his duties as a field doctor, and the Shadow Client legitimately didn't know he was a member of a cult, or the entire map is just meant to take place on a different apricot farm. It's not clear which is the correct interpretation of events.
  • Asshole Victim: Diana isn't particularly upset when you kill Paine. If you save killing him until last, she'll end her introduction of him with "good riddance".
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He bears an uncanny resemblance to The Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, down to the bowtie and suit. Even his glasses are similar to the ones seen in the show.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Diana, who generally manages to be professionally blasé about the numerous crimes and Kick the Dog moments committed by most of 47's targets, seems to find Paine's actions to be particularly heinous, given he's coldly experimenting on his own men with a deadly bio-weapon.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Bradley may have glasses but he lacks a moral compass.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Pain(e). Also doubles with Meaningful Name, since inflicting pain on people is the thing he seems to be doing in the level.
  • Properly Paranoid: Should he be alerted to anything going wrong, he will immediately run away even if it sounds like an accident.
  • The Sociopath: Diana indicates that his lab notes refer to his victims more like lab animals than people, indicating a casual indifference to human life.
  • The Voiceless: Since you're situated at the top of a sniper perch, you never hear him speak (though he is still visibly talking to militiamen and the like while patrolling). This makes him one of the few Targets in the entire franchise where he's completely mute to the player on the account of being too far away from you to hear him speak.

     Owen Cage

Voiced by: Timothy Watson (English)

Nabazov's partner and the main developer of Liberation's bioweapon, which he has infected himself with in order to become its Patient Zero and spread it throughout the world.

  • Antagonist Title: He's the titular "Patient Zero" of both the campaign and its final mission, though he's Dragon Their Feet after the death of Big Bad Nabazov.
  • Apocalypse Cult: A rather active member of Nabazov's death cult.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside Nabazov, he's the main villain of the Patient Zero campaign, being the guy who developed the virus and set up plans to spread it throughout the world.
  • Captain Oblivious: Cage is so afflicted by the virus that he doesn't notice or react to anything 47 does.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Actively promoted conspiracy theories online under the handle "Black Tide", including the Illuminati and the Elders of Zion.
  • Eco-Terrorist: Described as an "idealistic eco-warrior, driven to extreme measures by what he perceives to be a relentless race towards environmental collapse" in his bio.
  • Evil Old Folks: Appears to be at least in his early sixties and is responsible for creating and attempting to distribute the cult's virus.
  • Patient Zero: Intended as the first infectee to spread the illness en masse.
  • Plaguemaster: His intention was to be this. His ambitious scheme to infect Sydney was thwarted, and he is too weak by the time he reaches Hokkaido to proactively or even consciously perform this role. Yet he can manage to do it anyway as he passes by an unprotected surgeon during his route.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Helped mastermind the Nabazov virus plot, and willingly uses himself as a conduit for the virus.
  • Progressively Prettier: Downplayed. While he is still hideous due to the effects of the virus, his appearance in Hitman 2 is much less deformed compared to his original.
  • Tainted Veins: Among other visible signs of damage.
  • Typhoid Mary: Not so much him himself, but those he infects.
  • Zombie Gait: He's the only NPC that walks like this.

     Klaus Liebleid

Voiced by: Nicholas Boulton (English)

One of Ether Corporation's best researchers. He plans on extracting the Nabazov virus from Owen Cage and reverse-engineering it.

  • Ambiguously Evil: His lack of ethics and nefarious plans for the virus are not explicitly confirmed during the mission itself, though he does talk enthusiastically about weaponizing the virus for more "tactical" usage. Even if Ether does have dubious intents, it's unclear how proactive he was in organizing those plans. Notably, he is the only target killed in the Patient Zero campaign who is neither involved in the cult nor collateral damage to contain the infection, rather being a target due to what he knows about the virus.
  • For Science!: Considers himself beyond ethics and hopes to weaponize the virus.
  • Hazmat Suit: Wears a distinctive black one. He and his team are suitably immune from contracting Cage's illness.
  • Herr Doktor: He's a German doctor.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • The single dose of vaccine he produced is what allows 47 to survive infection and continue his assignment.
    • There's a challenge for incinerating Liebleid and Cage with the emergency incineration system Liebleid is using as a failsafe.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Diana pronounces his last name as "Leeb-leed", while Klaus pronounces it "Leeb-lied". The latter is correct according to standard German pronunciation.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He got his doctorate by legitimate means, but he plays fast and loose with the rules.
  • Mugged for Disguise: Can be killed or knocked out to steal his bio suit.
  • Plague Doctor: In terms of his role.
  • You ALL Look Familiar: His model is the same as that of a resort security member found in "Situs Inversus".


In General

     The Shadow Client (Lucas Grey)  
See here.

     Olivia Hall 
See here.

     Salvatore Bravaumo
Voiced by: Daniel Bonjour

A local attorney you can encounter in Sapienza in Landslide.

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: How Abiatti tries to threaten him, even going after his family if the documents he holds go live. It leaves him in a wreck, but he stands his ground decently well against the threat.
  • Ascended Extra: He appears in "The Author" and is part of an opportunity in the "Landslide" mission to be Mugged for Disguise by 47 to meet up with Marco Abiatti. He's even the attorney used in "The Deceivers" Elusive Target.
  • Crusading Lawyer: Bravaumo is intentionally going against Abiatti for the betterment of Sapienza, and if you let him be found, he'll tell him that he has integrity and doesn't want to lose it, even when his life is at risk, even pledging to expose Abiatti as a fraud while looking very agitated.
  • Baldness Angst: Downplayed. Salvatore wears a Toupee, and it covers his baldness very well. In fact, it's only obvious he wears one when you take his clothes.
  • The Dreaded: Salvatore considers Marco this, and is terrified of him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He never appears in "World of Tomorrow", but his office is empty and freely accessible to roam around in.
  • Foil: To Ken Morgan. Salvatore is not an Amoral Attorney, and wins his cases by doing his research, whereas Ken relies on fixing court cases so he always wins. Salvatore is also not a Bunny-Ears Lawyer either, as he seems very smart, and him being scared of Abiatti is very justified considering the latters' mafia ties. They are both bald, however, though Ken sports a Bald of Evil look, and Salvatore wears a toupee.
  • Hidden Supplies: In "Landslide" he has a gun taped to the underside of his desk, while in "The Author", he has an explosive golfball kept in his safe for reasons unknown.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He's only seen in his Silver Suit and golden tie combo outfit.
  • Nerves of Steel: He's scared of Abiatti, but he's not so unscrupulous as to be bullied by him, and defies Abiatti's offer to be "with him" on his deal to make money off of Sapienza.
  • The Night Owl: "The Author" confirms he does stay in quite late at the office, long after the rest of Sapienza has gone to sleep. Props to his guard for also staying awake too.
  • Not on the List: In "The Author", a potential way into the church is by looking around for an invite to the book reading, but Salvatore is not allowed in, even if you manage to swipe an invite from someone else. It's not even a trespassing zone if you infiltrate manually, so him not being allowed in is a bit strange.
  • Precision F-Strike: He swears under his breath (and apologizes profusely to his mother) when he's finished being threatened by Abiatti, which sends him into a nervous wreck.
  • Punny Name: His name is a literal Italian translation of "Saul Goodman", the Bunny-Ears Lawyer from Breaking Bad.
  • Properly Paranoid: He hides from Marco Abiatti in the very justified fear that the mafia might kill him.
  • Shout-Out: As mentioned under Punny Name, his name is "Saul Goodman" in literal Italian. The posters seen advertising his services are also modeled after the ones seen in the show.
  • Silver Fox: Has grey hair and is looks about in his 50's.

Paris: "The Showstopper"

    Sebastian Sato
Voiced by: Brian Kimmet
The lead Fashion Designer for the Sanguine fashion show, who resents being under Novikov's strict creative control.
  • Always Camp: He's very flamboyant, fitting for a fashion designer. His sexuality is never mentioned however, so this wouldn't be considered Camp Straight or Camp Gay.
  • Butt-Monkey: He clearly hates the designs he was forced to do for the event. Novikov threatens to destroy his career unless he does exactly what he's told. Heck, Novikov will yell at him if he finds Sato vomiting in a trash can. Even the game encourages this, with one achievement requiring 47 to manipulate events so that Sato will quit on the spot in rage. Another achievement even encourages you to outright murder Sato, even though he isn't a target.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: Canonically, he survives the events of "The Showstopper", and is said to have quit Sanguine after his bosses' deaths boosted its popularity. A news report in the sequel confirms he's working on a new gender-neutral clothing line.
  • Fashion Designer: Duh.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: If pushed to his limit, he does both this and goes for a smoke break.
  • Jerkass: He's not a particularly pleasant guy to deal with, but he is under heavy stress at the time, so it's understandable why he's snapping.
  • Sell-Out: Sato detests this year's new line in large part because, even though Viktor forced him to go in a less daring, more commercial direction under threat of blackmail and ruin, it's still a sacrifice of his artistic principles, something that he rants about to Akiko Crilley when passing by her in the hall. After the events of the night give Sanguine a huge publicity boost, he wisely quits the label now that he has the option to do so.

     Valerie St. Clair
A prominent fashion blogger who runs the magazine "Showstopper". Her magazine is going under and she needs a break.
  • Bad Boss: Knows how dangerous Viktor is and still sends her subordinates to do dangerous espionage tasks to spy on him, even when it's clear that one of them has been caught.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Viktor is a mobster and one of the most dangerous men in the world, specializing in global espionage. Valerie is a fashion blogger. Valerie is cocky enough to brag to Viktor's face that she has intel on him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Most likely a parody of Anna Wintour.
  • Smug Snake: Bragging to Viktor isn't a very smart thing to do.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She is very lucky Viktor and Dalia die before they can deal with her.

     Hailey Brennan
Voiced by: Rochelle Greenwood
Dalia Margolis' assistant and a spy for Valerie St. Clair.

     Helmut Kruger
Voiced by: Dave Hill
A world-famous male model and actor whose star is fading as he grows older. He's taken up working for IAGO. Curiously, he also possesses a near-identical appearance to Agent 47.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's not very badass, but he wears an extremely stylish black coat that flutters dramatically behind him when he moves. If 47 ends up impersonating him, that coat certainly becomes one of these.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wearing dark blue and black, looking like 47, and wearing ominous makeup that invokes Excessive Evil Eyeshadow, he's actually a reasonably nice guy who is in over his head.
  • Honey Trap: Is assigned to seduce women for Dalia Margolis so he can get the secrets of their associates.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks almost identical to 47 and the latter can pass as the former even without makeup. Albeit, that's because Helmut is rarely seen without his. A side-by-side comparison of Helmut and 47 disguised as Helmut shows there are enough subtle differences that he's unlikely to be, say, another Mr. 17.
  • Not What I Signed Up For: Is horrified when given the cyanide to potentially (hint: explicitly) murder the person he's supposed to spy on.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: Helmut had a very successful career but is aging and dislikes being forced out. That's why he's agreed to become a spy for Dalia Margolis.

     Kurt Donovan
Voiced by: Jeffrey Johnson
Viktor's bodyguard and confidant.

  • Affably Evil: He's very polite and chatty to Viktor and is honest to him when Viktor asks him difficult questions. Uncharacteristically, Viktor takes this very well when Kurt offers his insight.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It's not sure how closely affiliated to IAGO he actually is, but considering he acts as Viktors Confidant, it must not faze him that much.
  • Brutal Honesty: He's quite blunt to Viktor, no matter how short his boss' temper is.
  • Elite Mooks: A CICADA bodyguard who is an enforcer. He also follows Viktor around.
    • Subverted. He's not more powerful than any other bodyguard, but he does has access to the evacuation signal.
  • Fatal Flaw: Gluttony. When he gets close to the sushi in the kitchen, he will take a bit of it and eat it. If he survives this and pukes his guts out in the toilets, he'll go for seconds next time he sees the food.

Sapienza: "World of Tomorrow"

     Padre Francesco
Voiced by: Brian Kimmet
The local priest in Sapienza. Appears in both World of Tomorrow and Landslide.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: In "World of Tomorrow", he can be overheard talking to a female scientist as part of an opportunity, but other than that, Francesco is just a minor character. In "Landslide", disguising as him would give you several ways of dealing with Abiatti.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: His appearance in Landslide as an NPC opens the possibility of 47 killing him in gameplay or Marco Abiatti throwing him off the roof of the church to his death should they cross paths, but his appearance in "World of Tomorrow" confirms that he survives the events of "Landslide".
  • Good Shepherd: He is a priest and one of the most innocent characters in the series.
  • Nice Guy: Padre Francesco is a nice guy, which naturally makes him enemies with Marco Abiatti.
  • Properly Paranoid: Francesco hides from Marco Abiatti, worried that the latter would kill him.
  • Saved by Canon: As "Landslide" happens before "World Of Tomorrow", Abiatti's murder of him does not happen.

    Roberto Vargas
Voiced by: Dave Hill
The golfing coach at Silvio Caruso's mansion and Francesca De Santis' lover. Their affair is an open secret among the security staff but unknown by either Silvio or the mansion servants.

  • The Casanova: Has this reputation among the town and his fans.
  • Ladykiller in Love: He is surprised by how intense his feelings for Francesca are.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Roberto flirts with other women, especially his fans, but only does this to maintain his image. Francesca is still upset and suspicious about it.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He usually only dates much younger and less intelligent women. Francesca is definitely not his type, being age-appropriate as well as a genius.
  • Together in Death: There's a challenge for locking Francesca's corpse in with Roberto's. However, this challenge can be completed even if Roberto is just unconscious.

    Dr. Oscar Lafayette
Voiced by: Brian Kimet
A psychologist who is trying to help Silvio
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He references Marco Abiatti, and them dying in this level, which is the premise of the later-released Bonus Episode: "Landslide", where 47 is responsible for said killing.
  • Blatant Lies: He claims that he has cured Jordan Cross...but as 47 finds out later, he clearly hasn't, and is still a barely-holding-up mess of a musician.
  • Mugged for Disguise: Before he goes to meet Silvio for a session, Lafayette is drinking his coffee at a cafe. 47 can help take care of some of Oscar's workload by poisoning the coffee and knocking him out.
  • Mr. Smith: His last name; "Lafayette", seems to be pretty common in-universe, as there's at least two Lafayette's running about that we know of, both of them therapists. This Lafayette (Oscar) diagnoses Silvio and is mentioned by Pam Kingsley on his opinions on "The Censor" in the Whittleton Creek level of HITMAN 2, while the other Lafayette (Nelson) is the therapist for Janus in that same level. The two do not appear to be related blood-wise however. There's also an ICA agent disguised as a therapist, who dresses like Lafayette in "The Undying"'s reveal trailer.
  • Nice Guy: He's calm and respectful to Silvio.

    Isabella Caruso
Silvio Caruso's obsessive and controlling mother, who had died a died a year prior to the events of World of Tomorrow.
  • Abusive Parents: She was a possessive and manipulative mother to Silvio who emotionally abused him to keep him dependent on her.
  • Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel sorry for her when you find out Silvio smothered her in her sleep.
  • Call-Forward: Her name gets mentioned in "Landslide" by two women discussing the villa being shut and a doctor being called, which implies Silvio kept the news of her death under wraps for quite a while.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She (or more specifically, an ICA actress portraying her) appears in the training mission talking about her son, and even there she's not exactly winning any prizes for "Worlds Best Mother".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. In the training mission, she mentions being disturbed by Silvio's anti-social behaviour he displayed as a child... the behavior she herself encouraged in Silvio.
  • Expy: She's basically Hitman's version of Norma Bates. Fitting for the mother of the expy of Norman Bates. Ironically, they're both killed by their son for being abusive.
  • The Faceless: Heck, there's nary-a-picture of her to be seen in the mansion. This makes sense, as it was likely done by the house staff to stop Silvio having breakdowns 24/7. This is averted in the VHS Tape you can use in the projector, which shows some of Isabella's face underneath her large hat.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her controlling behavior over Silvio causes him to snap and murder her.
  • Foil: To Thomas Cross and Robert Knox, though both were extremely abusive parents for completely different reasons; Isabella was over possessive and manipulative while Thomas and Robert were negligent and distant.
    • Both Isabella and Thomas died because of their respective son's. Silvio murdered Isabella, while Thomas was lured out by his son's death.
  • The Ghost: She's dead before "World Of Tomorrow" starts, and doesn't appear in any other Sapienza mission, asides from a few namedrops by NPC's in "World of Tomorrow" and "Landslide". There's not even a picture hanging in the mansion to solidify her identity. The only image of her is in the VHS tape.
  • Freudian Excuse: Silvio's fear of women can be traced back to her, which explains why he's so messed up psychologically. She also has one, as the death of her husband and her two oldest children leaving her left her desperate to hold on to Silvio, becoming possessive over him to an extreme degree.
  • Hate Sink: She is an abusive, selfish bitch who helped turn Silvio into a nervous wreck. Even though she doesn't appear in the Sapienza mission due to being dead, everything you hear about her paints her in a horrible light.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: Silvio notes in his eulogy that Isabella was quite intelligent and well-connected to be in any dream situation she wanted, and her latching to Silvio was to gain some of the control back.
  • Karmic Death: Isabella is Killed by her own son that she made emotionally dependent on her. 47 even lampshades this by saying that she smothered him so he smothered her.
  • My Beloved Smother: She forced Silvio to be dependent on her, which turns out to be her undoing.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the time 47 arrives in Sapienza. Interestingly, she does appear in the prologue, 20 years before the rest of the game is set as some Foreshadowing.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In-game, she only appears in the tutorial, and leads to a lot of the events that happen in "World of Tomorrow", despite being dead by the time the mission takes place.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If it wasn't for her terrible parenting, "World of Tomorrow" wouldn't have happened.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She was well liked by a lot of the house staff, who still mourn her death. None of them seem to realise what a horrible person she was.
  • Villainous Legacy: Her death didn't stop Silvio still getting emotionally manipulated by her, to the point he became a fearful shut-in and a gynophobic young man.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her story reveals a lot about Silvio, especially the associated opportunity that makes Silvio believe he's seeing her as a ghost.

Marrekesh "A Gilded Cage"

     Pam Kingsley 
See here.

    Erik Olander 

Erik Olander

See the Providence page

Bangkok: "Club 27"

     Heidi Santoro 
See here.

    Dexy Barat
Voiced by: Traci Lords
Jordan Cross's not-too-faithful manager. She holds intimate knowledge of Hannah Highmoore's murder, and is using audio evidence to blackmail his father.

  • Amoral Attorney: She used to be a CLO for a pesticide company before she started managing Jordan's band. When her employer was sued by people who developed cancer from using their products, she successfully convinced the courts to make the victims pay them damages, despite the company knowing they had used carcinogens.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems like a fun and competent manager but not only did she help cover up Hannah's murder, she tries to blackmail Thomas Cross behind Jordan's back.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She has quite an odd haircut and style of clothing for a manager, but the crew says she is one of the best in the business.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Bears a strong resemblance to P!nk, especially with her mohawk hairstyle.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: In the second game, celebrity tattoo artist Paul Powers attempts to call her on the phone and makes it clear that she's his manager, indicating she survived the events of Club 27.
  • Hate Sink: Many players have wished that she was the secondary target rather than Morgan.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her first part of the routine you hear is a spiel about what guests are allowed near the recording studio. Her last sentence is "Any other questions, ask the internet", which sounds pretty ridiculous for her to say to two professional bodyguards, so it's likely a subtle Take That! towards players looking up level hints online.
  • Irony: When Jordan rants about his father during his birthday party, he tells her "You don't know him, Dex, and I pray, you don't get to".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She confiscates the recording of Hannah's murder from Jordan after he becomes obsessed with it, promising to destroy it for him. In reality, she's simply using the recording to extort money out of his father.
  • Karma Houdini: She canonically gets away with covering up Hannah's murder, manipulating Jordan, and attempting to blackmail Thomas Cross.
  • Secret Keeper: She helped Jordan Cross cover up Hannah Highmoore's murder.
  • Serial Spouse: Remarks that she has multiple ex-husbands.

     Mrs. Mookjai
Voiced by: Rochelle Greenwood
The manager of the Himmapan Hotel, where Jordan Cross is staying, and thus an employee of Thomas Cross.
  • Bad Boss: There are memos from her all over the hotel, most of which contain threats to fire the entire hotel staff for trivial errors. One wonders how she’ll react to the on-premises assassination of her boss’s son.
  • Evil Is Petty: Evil is a stretch, but she’s certainly petty. One of her notes threatens the entire staff with termination because one waiter got a pair of room-service orders mixed up.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Inverted. She’s polite to Dexy Barat and Jordan Cross, but nasty to her underlings.
  • No-Sell: Being the manager of the hotel, Mookjai will see through any staff disguise 47 has.

     Otis Kaplan 
Voiced by: Jeffrey Johnson
Morgan's bodyguard and confidant.

    Thomas Cross 

Thomas Cross

See the Providence page

    Hannah Highmoore 
The daughter of Highmoore Consulting CEO John Highmoore and Jordan Cross' late girlfriend, who died a year prior to the events of the mission. Her family hires the ICA to kill Jordan and Ken Morgan, believing that the former had murdered her.
  • Accidental Murder: Her death was the result of Jordan losing his temper after Hannah mentions his father.
  • Car Cushion: How she died.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Helmut Kruger mentions her death in "The Showshopper" when talking to Dalia, who wants him to infiltrate Highmoore Consulting.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: The media turned her into one posthumously, suggesting that she was out of control during her death. Subverted when playing the audio tape, where it's revealed that she was fully sober when Jordan pushed her to death.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: The reason the contract against Jordan and Morgan happens.
  • Posthumous Character: Her death happened a year prior to "Club 27", but avenging her death is the main reason her family issued the contract.
  • Railing Kill: Jordan pushed her off his penthouse's balcony.

Hokkaido: "Situs Inversus"

    Jason Portman 
See here.

    Amos Dexter 
See here.

    Dr. Nicholas Laurent
Voiced by: Matthew Gravelle
The chief surgeon at GAMA in Hokkaido in charge of Erich Soders' operation.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is a very timid man, but he does have his limits. If you make him discover that he's trying to save the man who killed his father, he will kill Soders under the influence of hand stabilization drugs, which causes amplified rage.
  • Deadly Doctor: If he finds out that Erich Soders killed his father, he will "accidentally" kill him during the operation, provided that he's all drugged up.
  • Functional Addict: He needs to take pills on a regular basis to prevent his hands from shaking. Luckily he has a drug dealer at the hospital. This can be turned against him to either knock him out or to cause a drug-fueled rage that would make him kill Erich Soders.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers this big time if Erich Soders died, even if he's responsible for it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to murdering Erich Soders himself could be this, as he will leave the operating theater and lean on a railing, depressed over what happened.
  • Nice Guy: He is cordial to people around him and treats KAI like a person, having regularly conversations with her. Even after finding out that Erich Soders murdered his father, he refuses to get revenge for the sake of his career and doing what he feels is right. This completely drops, however, once he is high on drugs.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: He seems to have this opinion after killing Erich Soders.
  • You Killed My Father: Erich Soders killed Laurent's father twenty years earlier, so naturally you can arrange for the doctor to find out and kill him.

Voiced by: Naoko Mori
An artificial intelligence that controls most of the GAMA hospital.
  • Artificial Intelligence: One of the world's most advanced.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Some of the workers in the hospital firmly believe in this. Averted in the game unless 47 deliberately sabotages it to invoke this, after which it starts spouting off creepy nonsense and can even end up killing the target by making the operating table go berserk.
  • Benevolent A.I.: It is quite friendly and will fix any attempts to tamper with medical procedures/equipment unless you sabotage or outsmart it. It even suggests the lead surgeon to try his pickup lines on it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It's developed by Kronstadt Industries, which will play a major role in the sequel.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Once tampered with, KAI will mumble nonsensical phrases.
    “Why yes, Mr. Magpie. It is a lovely day for a picnic.”
    • Her prototype, Ayakashi, is an even bigger one, due to being an Expy of Wheatley.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Her polite Machine Monotone never falters, even when she realizes she's being attacked. The worst she does is politely point out that tampering with her systems could result in a severe legal action from her creators.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Frequently weirds out Dr. Laurent with some of the things she says, which are mostly cases of either My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That or its inability to understand human social customs.
  • Machine Monotone: Speaks with a robotic, drawling Japanese accent at all times, even when going haywire.
  • Master Computer: The thing is quite important for the hospital, especially in surgeries, as it can fix any "errors" that 47 causes to the equipment.
  • Mouthful of Pi: While sabotaged, KAI decides to start slowly counting off one-million digits of pi. However, she eventually stops short of one-hundred digits, determining that, “pi is boring.”
  • Puzzle Boss: While sabotaging it down is not necessary, it requires a certain strategy. Reaching it requires either the hospital director's disguise, the master keycard or one disposable scrambler. Then you need to pull out 4 pieces of it in a certain order or you get shocked. Fortunately, pulling the wrong one forces it to reboot, during which you can see the correct sequence to destroy it. Successfully pulling all 4 pieces in the right order shuts it down for the rest of the level.
  • Robosexual: She makes some odd advances on Dr. Laurent, after finding out that he's been recently divorced. She offers to help him practice dating, much to his discomfort.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Her single eye, polite Machine Monotone and the need to enter her server room to sabotage her systems invokes Hal 9000. After being tampered with, her eye even turns red.
    • During her haywire rambling, she alludes to Portal's cake meme:
      “Are you the party planner? I am sixty-five-million seconds old today. Oh, I hope there will be cake! There will be cake, won't there? I was promised, you see. If there is no cake, I really do not think I could bear it.”
    • There's an Easter Egg in which you can find her prototype, Ayakashi, a Wheatley-esque Cloud Cuckoolander AI who is confined to a spherical, metal construct reminiscent of the Aperture Science Personality Cores.

    Dr. Katashi Ito (The Curator)
Voiced by: Oliver Cotton
The chief mortician at GAMA, who uses the morgue as a front for organ harvesting.
  • Affably Evil: Ito is soft-spoken and enthusiastic about his job, and encourages his assistant after he expresses desire to work full-time at the hospital. This is despite the fact he runs an organ harvesting ring and is likely going to cut up Agent Smith.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Ito is bipolar and clearly has a few screws loose, yet is excellent at outsourcing trafficked organs and is an effective mortician.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: When he's drugged up, he refers to the organs as his babies and gets into personal talk with them. In addition, he constantly sings "Hallelujah" while gleefully running around the organ fridge.
  • Creepy Mortician: Not only is he involved in organ harvesting, he's overly enthusiastic about his job and acts as if the organs are his children.
  • Driven to Suicide: Should his dosage be decreased, he will proceed to head to the railings of the zen garden and jump to his death. One of the challenges involves drugging him again to prevent this.
  • Mood-Swinger: Suffers from Bipolar Disorder, so he has a neurochip implanted in his brain that can be used to alter his mood.
  • Mushroom Samba: Increasing his dosage will cause him to go into this.
  • Organ Theft: The operation he runs out of GAMA's morgue. He obtained Soders' heart transplant from a poor Brazilian.

    Akira Nakamura 

Akira Nakamura

See the Providence page

Patient Zero

Voiced by: Timothy Watson
A former member of Liberation.
  • Butt-Monkey: Losing your girlfriend to a death cult and eventually dying of the virus that killed your girlfriend designates you as a butt monkey. Fortunately, the last option can be prevented by 47.
  • Contrived Coincidence: He can appear in all four of your missions (the third being a restricted paramilitary compound) if you save him from committing suicide, see Death Seeker below.
  • Death Seeker: He will be seen grieving his girlfriend's suicide in "The Author", eventually running off a cliff at midnight. Stop him from doing that, and he'll inexplicably be in Colorado, where he'll attempt to set himself alight with an oil drum. Save him from that, and he'll appear in "Patient Zero" as a content person walking around the facility, and a letter in his room notes that a "heavenly angel" is looking out for him, and so he has decided to not to end his life.
  • Driven to Suicide: You can find Jeff in "The Author", sitting on a bench and looking depressed. You can read a suicide note next to him, where he mourns the loss of his girlfriend to Nabazov's cult. If you hang around him for a while, Jeff will get up, run to the cliff screaming and jump off. He'll then attempt to set himself alight with oil during "The Vector". Should he end up being infected by the virus in "Patient Zero", he'll jump off the railings of the hospital's garden.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Follow him around the hotel in "The Source", and he'll call up a tattoo removal service to remove the cult symbol on his forehead.
  • Genre Savvy: Seems to be the only person in the level who realises Oybek is an evil bastard.
  • Hammerspace: In "Patient Zero", he can conceal and carry battle axes, katanas, and other large objects on him, something 47 cannot do in 2016 (as he cannot hold more than two large objects, neither of which can be concealed), but which requires the briefcase to pull off in 2.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Wears a crimson and white Hawaiian shirt in all of his appearances, even on a snowy mountain in Hokkaido.
  • Pet the Dog: If you save his life twice and make sure he doesn't get the virus, Jeff regains his will to live and becomes a much happier person.
  • Only Six Faces: He shares his face model and shirt with a bunch of the male NPCs from Sapienza, minus the cult's christening symbol on the forehead.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appears in the Patient Zero campaign as an NPC who loses his girlfriend to ritualistic suicide, and attempts to join her in the afterlife to be with her. Its oddly dark and touching for a NPC whose sole purpose is to give you a cult disguise.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: Saving his life in each level leads to his story having a happy ending and him regaining his will to live.

Elusive Target: "World of Tomorrow"

    Gary Cole 
A Hollywood actor. He was set to film an advertisement with Gary Busey, but the latter's antics have complicated matters and frustrated him.
  • As Himself: Gary Cole is played by none other than Gary Cole.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with co-star Gary Busey. The two were part of a online poll where people voted for which one to kill, with Cole losing the dubious honor.

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