Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Best fictional assassins

Considering how many assassins there are in fiction I thought I should say this is a list of some of the best. I have actually removed most comic assassins as there are enough to create a list of their own, as also occurs with ninja assassins. There's still some anime in the below list but there's a very good reason for that, they are particularly good assassin characters.

Assassins can be good, bad and downright brutal. They can be heroes and villains. They might want to quit or they might be just starting on their way to bloody glory. No matter what, they're fascinating characters as we're all rather intrigued by what it takes to leap over that line and kill a person. Some do it for money, some for politics, others for survival and there are the rare few who do it for pleasure. There's greed, revenge, power, faith, indoctrination and, strangely enough, there's habit. The best of assassins kill for multiple reasons and draw us in with their struggles.

Darth Maul from Star Wars

Faith Lehane from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Alucard from Hellsing

Bill from Kill Bill

Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars

aka Darth Vader from Star Wars

James Bond from the James Bond series

Cromartie from Terminator

Boba Fett from Star Wars

Super-Soldier from The X-Files

T-1000 from Terminator series

River Tam from Serenity

Terminator from Terminator

Rip van Winkle from Hellsing
The Smoking Man from The X Files

Alexander Anderson from Hellsing
Lady Snowblood from Lady Snowblood

The Jackal from Day Of The Jackal

Jules and Vincent from Pulp Fiction

Martin Q Blank from Grosse Point Blank

Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men 
Leon from Leon 

Hanna from Hanna

Azoth and Durzo Blint from the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks

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