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As a Fridge subpage, all spoilers are unmarked as per policy. You Have Been Warned.

Fridge Brilliance

  • Much about Alma's mansion makes sense when you remember that she's an Eco-Terrorist, from both the "eco" and "terrorist" sides. The solar panels on the roof are a great source of renewable energy, and also reduce the odds of a utility worker finding something he or she shouldn't. The house's large windows are great for letting in natural light and also for keeping an eye on the outside. Even the location on a virgin beach fits: aside from the obvious benefits of living in an out-of-the-way locale, it might also help to block development and the like there.
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  • Reynard named her daughter Mercedes, which means and can be shortened to "Mercy". It might be ironic a merciless terrorist like Alma Reynard named her daughter after the virtue mercy, but maybe that's the point.
  • The Shadow Client's name is Lucas Grey. His clothing choices and the obvious symbolism aside, a "Grey Man" is someone with survivalist training who deliberately blends into the crowd. And Grey is a survivor who has learned to make himself invisible. Much like 47, in fact.
  • The Shadow Client seems distinctly ruthless despite his claims of being A Lighter Shade of Black, using his own men as pawns as well as Cannon Fodder. This makes sense when you note that he is leading an Army of Thieves and Whores who very often don't care about collateral damage. They're tools, nothing more, with only 47 being a Worthy Opponent by comparison.
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  • The Shadow Client's obsessive hatred of Providence makes a lot more sense once you realize that they were The Man Behind the Man for the super-agent program which produced both 47 as well as Lucas Grey himself.
  • Providence's hand also, potentially, explains a lot of the Super Science in the series as well as the prevalence of Nebulous Evil Organization groups like the Franchise or IAGO.
  • The very specific story which Janus tells to Agent 47 about Doctor Ort-Meyer seems like a bit of randomness until you realize he explictly says that he recognizes 47's look as well as eyes. In short, Janus is Defiant to the End and just wants to insult 47 until he's executed.
  • In "Nightcall", Jordan Cross's signature song, Are We Stars, plays on the TV" after the Dynasty news report. The song is about a man mourning the death of his girlfriend, befitting Orson, who would have to mourn his girlfriend after the mission. The song also befits Reynard's sister Celia and daughter Mercedes, who would have to mourn Alma after her assassination.
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  • In the history of the Hitman series, 47 never had a target named James, Peter or Nancy, the names of Diana's brother, father and mother respectively. Neither did he have a target named Oliver or Lloyd, James and Peter's middle names respectively.

Fridge Horror

  • The meaty bone item you can find in Santa Fortuna may seem harmless until you start to wonder what it belonged to, and then you realize that Rico owns a man-eating hippo. Worse yet, you can find one in the mansion kitchen.
  • The original trailer for Hitman had the Shadow Client talk about how 47's executions had resulted in the rise of new people due to the Evil Power Vacuum he created, which we now know is Providence. How is eliminating Providence going to do anything but repeat the process? Perhaps with something worse?
  • The end of the Haven Island cutscene:
    • The Constant has embezzled all of the Partners's shares into his bank account and escaped. While unlikely to regain his position at Providence due to having betrayed them, he is now an extremely wealthy man backed by mysterious, powerful allies who freed him and knowledge of Diana and 47's betrayal, which he could expose to Providence and the ICA.
    • At the end of the cutscene, Lucas Grey lies to 47 about everything going to plan when the Constant escaped. Either he has Skewed Priorities and places killing the Partners over the Constant or he's working with the Constant. Why? Money? Power? Revenge? We don't know.

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