Characters appearing in Hitman: Contracts.
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International Contract Agency (ICA)
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The scion of the wealthy Northcott family, he was recently kidnapped by Lord Beldingford and his son Alistair to serve as the quarry in a round of The Most Dangerous Game. 47 has been hired by Giles' father to rescue him and kill both Beldingfords.
- Creator Cameo: Bears a remarkable resemblance to Jesper Kyd, the musician behind the series' soundtracks.
- Escort Mission: Subverted. 47's mission is to rescue him, but all it involves is just getting to him. He's a champion track runner, so he's able to escape on his own once freed.
- Unexplained Accent: Giles has a distinct American accent even though the mission takes place in Britain and Giles mentions having studied at Oxford. It's possible the Northcotts are an American family expatriating in Britain, which might be an element of why he was targeted by Lord Beldingford.
An incredibly obese Scotsman who owns the largest meat packing plant in Romania, earning him the moniker "The Meat King". He's the prime suspect in the disappearance of a local young woman, whose wealthy parents have hired Agent 47 to kill the Meat King and find out what happened to their daughter, after Sturrock managed to beat the kidnapping charge through bribes and legal technicalities. As it turns out Sturrock actually isn't responsible for the girl's disappearance; the real culprit is his brother, Malcolm Sturrock, though it's almost certain Campbell is protecting him.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Cruelty to animals is listed as an Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking entry in his ICA criminal dossier, and he's got the bloody corpse of a skinned, tortured horse as a centerpiece in his bondage party.
- Bald of Evil: He's completely bald and a pretty weird and creepy dude even if he isn't directly responsible for the girl's murder.
- Big Eater: Obviously. If you hand him a whole chicken he'll wolf the entire thing down whole using his bare hands without bothering to cut it up.
- Bondage Is Bad: He throws a bondage-themed party at his plant to celebrate his acquittal on the kidnapping charges. His guests, including his personal concubines, are all decked out in rubber bondage gear and gas masks.
- The Butcher: The Sturrock brothers run the largest meat packing plant in Romania.
- Captain Ersatz: With his heavy Scottish accent, and the timing of the game's release, he seems to be one for the original Fat Bastard, the henchman from Austin Powers: Goldmember.
- Fat Bastard: So large, that he needs a wheelchair to move around, and he remains stationary for the entirety of the mission. He's also complicit in the kidnapping and murder of at least one young woman, and is rather rude to his servants.
- Large and in Charge: He's a massive 467 pound man-blob and the owner of Romania's largest meat packing plant, with dozens of butchers and armed guards in his employ.
- I'm a Humanitarian: His ICA dossier lists suspected cannibalism as one of his suspected crimes.
- Not Me This Time: The Meat King's Party. It turns out that while still immoral, 47's target is not the guy that killed the client's daughter. Although he appears on the level, the real killer is never marked as a target. Justified, as 47 is not there for justice, he is there to kill who he is told to kill, and the client just didn't do enough research. On the other hand, the killer can still be killed, but it might ruin the best rating
- Off on a Technicality: Along with suspected murderer Campbell "Meat King" Sturrock, your client wants you to take out his lawyer, Andrei. The client's daughter was supposedly kidnapped by Sturrock but, despite overwhelming evidence in court, the lawyer got the charges dropped.
- Not Me This Time: While immoral and corrupt, it turns out Sturrock actually isn't responsible for the girl's kidnapping and murder. The real culprit is his brother Malcolm, though it's likely Sturrock knows and is covering for his brother.
- Violent Glaswegian: Campbell Sturrock emigrated to Romania from Scotland along with his brother, Malcolm. From the looks of him, he doesn't traverse much.
- Zero-Effort Boss: Campbell is so massively obese he can't even move, and is completely unarmed. If he sees 47 coming, all he can do is flail around in panic while yelling for his guards.
Campbell Sturrock's corrupt personal attorney who got the kidnapping charges against Sturrock dismissed through a combination of bribes and intimidation. The missing girl's parents have requested that he be eliminated in addition to Sturrock.
- Amoral Attorney: Isn't above using bribes and intimidation to win a case. As an aside, the lawyer has a silenced Silverballer, and Romania has very strict gun laws, so this can be interpreted as further evidence of his corruption.
- Big Red Devil: His costume for the bondage party.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: In case you didn't get the hint, Andrei the lawyer is wearing a devil costume at the "Not Guilty" Party.
The third, youngest (and presumably final) of the Fuchs brothers.
- Bald of Evil: Has a notable Bald Spot.
- Remember the New Guy?: Apparently there was a third brother.
- Murdered For Disguise: The mission becomes much easier once you get his outfit. One of the few targets 47 can dress up as, as they are both tall and the mask covers his face.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If 47 is disguised as him, he will refuse drinking after meeting Sergei. If this happens twice, he'll realize what's going on and call the guards.
- Badass Beard
- Former Regime Personnel: A former Soviet Navy commander, he has become an Arms Dealer who is selling dirty bombs made from nuclear material salvaged from scrapped subs.
- Husky Russkie
- Vodka Drunkenski: Commander Bjarkhov will offer some to "Fabian" to toast their upcoming deal. As 47 can't remove his ski mask without giving the game away, he declines the drink. Bjarkhov will take a second drink if you don't (waste not, want not), but after that, he'll put two and two together and yell for the guards.
The Beldingford Family
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Alistair and a hunting buddy are getting hammered in a 1st floor study. They don't even turn to look at the butler to see if it's him. Anyway, Alastair keeps ordering more whiskey, so at any point 47 can poison the caske, and that will snuff him out. Everyone will assume Alistair couldn't hold his whiskey, so leave the body as is.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Winston Beldingford partakes in human hunting at his manor, along with Alistair and his elite group of friends.
- Bad Boss: He also regularly fires and rehires his staff, and one maid hides poison and an escape ladder in her bedroom. The upside is, no one will think twice if they see 47 in servant's clothes.
- Dirty Old Man: Winston sleeps with the staff whenever he can. Directly below the master bedroom is a bathroom. Just past the shower is a large mirror which is actually a door leading to the voyeur's secret room. You can also overhear the butler complaining about his master's predication for servant sex.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Beldingford clan has kidnapped the scion of their rival, the Northcotts. Apparently, the lad is an Oxford sprinting champion and there's going to be a foxhunt in the morning...
- The Family That Slays Together: Both appearing members participate in human hunting.
- Like Father, Like Son
Rutgert Van Leuven
- Asshole Victim: The first major aversion in the series. He's just a private detective that failed at his task to retrieve blackmail material on a politician from the biker gang. 47 still kills him because that's what he was paid to do.
- Becoming the Mask: In this version of Rotterdam, 47 picks up a case from where the previous agent, Klaus Teller, couldn't continue. The client believes Teller has either been brainwashed into the gang's lifestyle, his cover has been blown, or both. Teller is covered in gang tattoos when you finally meet him.
- Electric Torture: Before the Rotterdam mission even starts, Teller is caught and chained up in the basement of the biker bar, where is he is being subjected to electroshock torture. One of the mission objectives is to eliminate him, as he knows too much about the client's sordid affairs. This might be the cleanest hit in the Hitman series. There's no shortage of sharp implements in Teller's room, and you can always just leave the electricity on and leave.
- The Mole: A private detective, who was hired to infiltrate a biker gang but got caught. Unfortunately, his employer doesn't allow failure.
- Shock and Awe: The easiest way to kill him.
- You Have Failed Me: He was hired by a politician to infiltrate a biker gang and steal some blackmail material the gang had on the politician. However, he got caught and is now tied up to a torture device in the cellar of the biker club. The politician is not amused and wants him killed too in addition to the biker gang leader.
- Bald of Evil: He has male-pattern baldness, in contrast to 47's cue ball look.
- Battle Trophy: Inspector Fournier has a megaphone that 47 can pick off of his corpse. It's useless, except as a trophy.
- Captain Ersatz: The final level of Contracts is based on the finale of Léon: The Professional, and Fournier has quite a lot in common with the villain of that film.
- Dirty Cop: He's part of an international child sex trafficking ring, alongside Richard Delahunt and Alvaro D'Alvade from Blood Money.
- Final-Exam Boss: Unusual for a Hitman title, the final mission plays out like any other hit, albeit an extraordinarily hard one. But a hit nonetheless, with one target and a rating.
- French Jerk: He's French and he's a Dirty Cop.
- Inspector Javert: Having tracked 47 to his hotel, he has the place surrounded and sends in a SWAT team.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He's the closest thing Contracts has to a main antagonist, and unlike most of the series' Big Bads he's completely unremarkable as a combatant. The challenge is getting past the army of SWAT troopers and armed cops surrounding him to get at the man himself.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's just another dirty cop, completely unremarkable compared to the many powerful international crime lords 47 has taken down in the past. Yet he's the first person ever to manage to actually get the jump on and critical wound the legendary Hitman, due to having received insider knowledge about 47 from the Franchise.
The brother of Romanian "Meat King" Campbell Sturrock. He's a hulking brute of a man, as well as a deranged killer.
- Ax-Crazy: He walks around wearing diapers and a butcher's smock, has a shrine dedicated to his latest victim, and chases any intruders with a meat cleaver.
- The Butcher: He seems to be one of Sturrock's butchers, as well as a hulking brute and crazed killer.
- Eye Scream: He seems to have removed his victim's eyes as well as the back of her head, rather like the ending of Jeepers Creepers.
- Karma Houdini: Can get away with the girl's murder, as he is not a target. 47 can still kill him, but it can ruin the best rating if the rest of the level is not played absolutely perfectly.
- Mugging the Monster: He's a deranged killer who doesn't seem to have anticipated that the young woman he's kidnapped and butchered has wealthy parents who have the money and influence to hire Agent 47, the world's best assassin, to avenge her. At the very least this ends up getting his brother killed, and 47 may also kill him as well.
- Psychopathic Manchild: ♪ Put your head on my shoulder... ♪ Your briefing lists only two targets, so encountering Campbell's kooky brother definitely comes as a surprise. He's clad in nothing but a butcher's smock, undies, and socks, and brandishing a meat cleaver. If he catches you sniffing around his lair, he will attack you without pause. This makes him a more dangerous enemy than his brother, but it's not a requirement to kill him.
- Stalker with a Crush: Malcolm's inner sanctum. He has a large shrine to his victim inside his "kill room", which seems to show he was stalking her for a while before kidnapping and butchering her.
- Wicked Cultured: Most of Malcolm's babble consists of quotes from Scottish poet Robert Burns.