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Hitman is a stealth video game series developed by Eidos Interactive and Square Enix, which was previously released by the Danish developer IO Interactive. The games revolve around Agent 47, a clone designed to be the ultimate assassin, with no human feelings at all. Enlisted by the fictitious International Contract Firm as a contract killer, 47 is sent to different locations around the world to silently kill targets. 1)

David Bateson

Bateson provided the voice of Agent 47 in the Hitman game series, and in every entry in the series until the fifth game, Hitman: Absolution, when he told a Hitman fan forum member that, “No one from IO Interactive answers my calls, e-mails or SMS.” Bateson would later officially announce on his personal website that he was “unceremoniously dropped from the franchise.” Bateson did eventually return as the voice of Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution. He remains the voice actor to this date as Agent 47. 2)

47's barcode tattoo contains his birthdate

640509-040147 is his barcode. On September 5, 1964, he was created. “640509” flipped backward reflects that. He was part of the fourth set of clones, the batch's first clone, and he was the 47th created clone, hence “040147.” 3)

47's barcode tattoo Easteregg

Scanning the barcode from the Hitman trailer with RedLaser reveals “Drawstring Double Dong Dildo Bag in Starry Night Blue.” Seriously. 4)

One of 47's targets in Hitman 2 was the actor Sean Bean

All about the Mark Faba character is an allusion to Bean's career in acting. He survived a multitude of assassination attempts (such as being riddled with bullets, for instance) and was known as “The Undying.” He has been listed as Elusive Target #1. It gets more meta: Faba pauses during the mission and speaks to 47, asking him how he will go about killing him as a thought experiment. 5)

hitman.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/07 14:17 by rapidplatypus