As it was, so shall it be. We are gathered here to mark the coming and passing of the final Elusive Target of Hitman 3, Year 2, and potentially the entire World of Assassination trilogy: ol’ Baron Larin himself!
Sergei Larin is back (as a standard target) over 5 years after his reactivation, and almost 7 years after his very first appearance in Hitman 2016. Funnily enough, he is the 26th Elusive Target to be activated in Hitman 3, the exact number of targets from season 1.
To mark this occasion, does anyone have any tales of their very first Elusive Target experience with him back in 2016? Of course there’s this classic:
And here’s some stats about his first activation; I reckon the player-base is better by now, don’t you?
The very first Elusive Target, he appeared (slightly delayed) on the 13th to the 15th of May, 2016. He was also the very first reactivated Elusive Target, from the 17th to the 27th of November, 2017. After being absent from Hitman 2 and the first year of Hitman 3, he finally made a (lukewarm) return in Hitman 3 as part of The Clutches ETA trial on the 24th of March, 2022.
If you own HITMAN III, you can practise this Elusive Target in the Arcade:
- The Clutches Level 2 (with Headshots Only optional complication)
Good afternoon, 47. Your target is Sergei Larin. He is an accomplished art forger, and has been copying and selling the museum’s crown jewels for years. Both museum and artwork are owned by his wife, Simone Larin, and have been in her family for generations.
While his wife is in New York with an excellent alibi, you have a window of opportunity to eliminate the target.
The clock is ticking, 47. Good luck.
Sergei Larin, The Forger
Sergei Larin is the artist trophy-husband of Simone Larin. Their relationship is strained with Sergei presenting himself in public as “Baron Larin, the owner of Palais de Walewska,” when in fact, he is nothing of the sort.
A talented artist with an obsession for Napoleon, Larin has been linked to art broker Sir Howard Moxon who specializes in selling perfect forgeries to the rich and famous. As such, we suspect that Larin has been copying and selling his wife’s heirlooms for several years, and that almost no originals remain on the palace walls.
Let’s make this one count. Good luck, agents.