"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)

The power to possess the skills to locate and slay targets like an assassin.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Killing/Murdering/Slaying
  • Master Assassin


User can perform the art of assassination better than the average killer, they are able to dispatch their victims without as so much as a struggle. The ways to do this range from something complex and high-finesse like mastery in stealth, strategically planned scenarios and highly disciplined martial arts to something simple-yet-effective like brute strength and raw speed to overwhelm the targets.




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


Known Users


  • 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)
  • 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)


  • Chelsea (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Assassins (Assassination Classroom)
  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Manji (Blade of the Immortal)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Code:Breakers (Code:Breaker)
  • Haruto (Code:Breaker)
  • Hei (Darker Than Black)
  • Mercenary Tao Tao Pai (Dragon Ball)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Oboro (Gintama)
  • Mukuro/Nobume Imai (Gintama)
  • Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Zoldyck Family (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Trinity Raven Members (Fairy Tail)
  • Jacob Lessio (Fairy Tail)
  • 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)
  • High-ranking 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!)
  • Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
  • Rin Ko (Kingdom)
  • Ri Boku (Kingdom)
  • 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)
  • Golden Darkness (To Love-Ru)
  • Azenda the Tyrant (To Love-Ru Darkness)
  • Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven)
  • Yoruka Kirihime (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)
  • Wallmen (Wallman)
  • The Toguro Brothers (Yu Yu Hakusho)


  • 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)

Video Games

  • Shelly de Killer (Ace Attorney)
  • Ryōken Hōinbō/Sirhan Dogen (Ace Attorney)
  • Assassins & Templars (Assassin's Creed)
  • Mai Natsume (BlazBlue ReMix Heart!)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Spade (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Assassin (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Anki Master (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Several assassins (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
    • Harod
    • Kyler
    • Selene Assassins
  • Ninja Brian (Ninja Sex Party)
  • Orphans (Orphan X)
    • Evan Smoak/Orphan X
    • Danny Slatcher/Orphan O
    • Candy McLure/Orphan V
  • Dina and Dash (The Awesome)
  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)




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