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"I'm Lobo, man! When the meanest, baddest suckers in the galaxy need someone offed. They call Me!!"
― Lobo to Superman (DC Comics)
"My Stand's suited for assassinations. I'm good at that stuff."
― Guido Mista (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
"Do not seek enjoyment in battle. Do not find honor in death. If you wish to protect what is important, then slay an enemy from behind."
― Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
"They can infiltrate, assassinate, destabilize. They can take a whole country down in one night, and you'd never see them coming."
― Bucky Barnes (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"Who am I you asked? The same as you, Ryu Hayabusa. We are of the same kind. Look at your right hand, the mark of all the lives you have hurt, all the people you have killed. There is no mistake, you are a slayer of darkness."
― Regent of the Mask (Ninja Gaiden)
"You're strong indeed, Batman. But you're just an ordinary man. I've been enhanced. I'm stronger. Faster. And far more vicious. You've trained yourself to fight. I've trained myself to kill."
― Deathstroke (DC Comics)
"[talking on a pay phone] Dad? Dad, I'm a- Ye- Not a "crazed gunman", dad, I'm an assassin!... Well, the difference bein' one is a job and the other's a mental sickness!"
― The Sniper (Team Fortress 2)
"It always being a rumor is the scary part. They eliminate people without anyone noticing, if you meddle with them, you're dead meat."
― Kokoro about Cipel Pol Number 9 to Franky (One Piece)

The ability to use the powers and characteristics of the assassin archetype.

Also Called

  • Hashashin
  • Assassin Physiology
  • Enhanced/Supernatural Assassin/Killer 
  • Killer Physiology


The user can perform the art of assassination better than the average killer, able to dispatch their victims without so much of a struggle or even having to be near them and cover their tracks. The ways they can do this range from something complex and of high finesse like mastery of stealth, strategically and tactically planned scenarios, expertise in martial arts, and proficiency with weaponry to something more simple yet effective like herculean strength and lightning speed to overwhelm their targets.

Associated Powers


  • Apathy to prevent themselves from feeling merciful or biased.
  • Some killers may have some method of completely destroying evidence to prevent incrimination.


Examples Characters

See Also:Professional Killer.

  • Dina and Dash (The Awesome)


  • David Cain (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Constantine Drakon (DC Comics)
  • Cheshire (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • The League of Assassins (DC Comics)
  • Talons (DC Comics)
  • The Suicide Squad (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (DC Comics/Wildstorm)
  • Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • Lester/Bullseye (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Laura Kinney/X-23 (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
  • The Hand (Marvel Comics)
  • Team X (Marvel Comics)
  • Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • Team 7 (Image/WildStorm Comics)
  • Wetworks (Image/WildStorm Comics)
  • Albert Simmons/Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow)
  • KI-6 (Valiant Comics)
  • Number Five (The Umbrella Academy)


  • Chelsea (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Assassins (Assassination Classroom)
  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Claire Stanfield (Baccano!)
  • Yuujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Kuro/Black (To Love-ru)
  • Manji (Blade of the Immortal)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Chimera (Chimera: Angel of Death)
  • Code:Breakers (Code:Breaker)
  • Haruto (Code:Breaker)
  • Hei (Darker Than Black)
  • Mercenary Tao Tao Pai (Dragon Ball)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Trinity Raven Members (Fairy Tail)
  • Jacob Lessio (Fairy Tail)
  • Tenshoin Naraku members (Gintama)
    • Oboro
    • Mukuro/Nobume Imai
    • Utsuro
    • Hitsugi
  • Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Zoldyck Family (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Tadashi Usobuki (Impossibility Defense)
  • Nishino Kanako (Kanako's Assassin Life)
  • Sham Lash (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Shaka (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Jafar (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Mahad (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Vittel (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • CP9 (One Piece)
  • Hyouzou (One Piece)
  • Baby 5 (One Piece)
  • Viola (One Piece)
  • The Vinsmoke Family (One Piece)
  • Shuzen Akua (Rosario + Vampire II)
  • Kazehaya Kamito (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Kang Tae-Shik (Solo Leveling)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Sid Barett (Soul Eater)
  • Star Clan members (Soul Eater)
  • Hoshi Family(Soul Eater NOT!)
  • Clan Shiyuu (Kingdom)
  • Rin Ko (Kingdom)
  • Ri Boku (Kingdom)
  • Followers of DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Guido Mista (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Sex Pistols
  • Cioccolata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Green Day
  • Secco (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Oasis
  • La Squadra Esecuzioni/Hitman Team (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
    • Risotto Nero
    • Formaggio
    • Illuso
    • Prosciutto
    • Pesci
    • Melone
    • Ghiaccio
    • Sorbet and Gelato
  • Rose (Tales of Zestiria)
  • Kabara (The Law of Ueki)
  • Golden Darkness (To Love-Ru)
  • Azenda the Tyrant (To Love-Ru Darkness)
  • Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven)
  • Ogami Ittō (Lone Wolf and Cub)
  • Wu Xing Shadow Ninja Force members (Trinity Seven)
  • Yoruka Kirihime (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)
  • Wallmen (Wallman)
  • Toguro Brothers (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Gabimaru (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Yor (Spy x Family)
  • Assassins (Kanako’s Life as an Assassin)


  • Jason Bourne (The Bourne Franchise)
  • Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Vincent (Collateral)
  • Robert McCall (The Equalizer)
  • Hanna Heller (Hanna)
  • Karl Ruprecht Kroenen (Hellboy)
  • Jack (Jack)
  • John Wick (John Wick)
  • Arthur Bishop (The Mechanic series)
  • John and Jane Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
  • Wesley Gibson (Wanted)
  • Jason Morgan (General Hospital)
  • John Black (Days of our Lives)

Video Games

  • Shelly de Killer (Ace Attorney)
  • Ryōken Hōinbō/Sirhan Dogen (Ace Attorney)
  • Wraith (Apex Legends)
  • Revenent (Apex Legends)
  • Assassins & Templars (Assassin's Creed)
  • Mai Natsume (BlazBlue ReMix Heart!)
  • Maki Harukawa (Danganronpa)
  • Lord's Blade Ciaran (Dark Souls)
  • Assassin Class (Diablo 2)
  • The Antivan Crows (Dragon Age)
    • Zevran Arainai
  • Dark Brotherhood (Elder Scrolls)
  • Morag Tong (Elder Scrolls)
  • Assassin-class Servants (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Agent 47 (Hitman)
  • Katarina (League of Legends)
  • Thane Krios (Mass Effect 2 & 3)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  • The Garrote (Planescape)
  • Widowmaker (Overwatch)
  • Voldo (Soul Calibur)
  • Leon Powalski (Star Fox)
  • Cammy White (Street Fighter)
  • Sync the Tempest (Tales of the Abyss)
  • The Sniper (Team Fortress 2)
  • The Spy (Team Fortress 2)
  • Most Assassin-class Servants
    • Charlotte Corday
    • EMIYA
    • Hassan-i-Sabbah
      • Hassan of Intoxicated Smoke
      • Hassan of Serenity
      • Hassan of the Cursed Arm
      • Hassan of the Hundred Faces
      • King Hassan
    • Jack the Ripper
    • Jing Ke
    • No Name Assassin
  • Seth (Under Night: In-Birth)
  • Spade (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Assassin (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Anki Master (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Goh Hinogami(Virtua Fighter)
  • Vanessa Lewis(Virtua Fighter)
  • Orphans (Orphan X)
    • Evan Smoak/Orphan X
    • Danny Slatcher/Orphan O
    • Candy McLure/Orphan V

Tabletop games

  • Several assassins (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
    • Harod
    • Kyler
    • Selene Assassins


  • Ninja Brian (Ninja Sex Party)

Live Action TV

  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)


  • The Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)




Video Games

Live Television/Movies


Tabletop games