Elektra was once the privileged daughter of a Greek ambassador who becomes a ruthless assassin after her father is killed during a kidnapping rescue. She’s a skilled fighter who’s even more lethal when she wields her twin sais.
In Looper, young Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a time-traveling assassin paid to kill victims sent back in time by a crime syndicate. Things are going just peachy until they send back old Joe (Bruce Willis), his 30-year-older self.
In Kill Bill, Gogo Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama) is a 17-year-old girl who works as an assassin and O-Ren Ishii’s personal bodyguard. Despite her harmless appearance, Gogo is deadly with her weapon of choice, the chain whip, and delights in giving pain to others.
In the Firefly series, River Tam is on the run from the Alliance with the help of the Serenity crew. She possesses both lethal and psychic skills which make her a powerful weapon that the Alliance wants back at all costs.
In the Street Fighter series, Cammy is an assassin who turns on M. Bison to become an MI6 secret agent. Cammy’s gloves and boots are well suited for combat. Her leotard and braided pigtails? Not so much.
In Assassin’s Creed II, Desmond uses an improved version of the Animus to view Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a nobleman from the late 15th century in Florence. Ezio witnesses the execution of his father and brothers by order of a corrupt official named Borgia and sets out for revenge against him and the Templars.
In Assassin’s Creed, Desmond Miles uses a machine called the Animus to control the actions of his genetic ancestor Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad. Altaïr must keep a low cover while assassinating ten Knights Templar, all while the Third Crusade rages in the background.
Agent 47 stars in Hitman, the popular game series and less successful movie (Timothy Olyphant). Kidnapped by the Organization and trained from childhood as an assassin, he finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy involving both Interpol and the Russian military.