I just got the last non-bugged challenge in Hitman 3 (damn Estate Wines) and so I’ve been thinking about the plot of the trilogy. I thought it’d be fun to talk about how each target figures into the wider plot now it’s all been revealed. I know how some targets fit in, but not sure about others. So, starting with Hitman 1:
Viktor Novikov – Hires Lucas Grey to wipe all the information the FSB has on him, in exchange for all the information IAGO has collected, which includes information on Providence.
Dalia Margolis – Runs IAGO.
Not sure why Grey wanted them dead, my speculation is either he was worried Viktor would blab to Dalia or he found out about the sale of the NOC list while working with Viktor and wanted to prevent the bloodshed that would follow.
Silvio Caruso – Working on a virus that can kill individual targets by programming in their DNA for Ether Biotech, a Providence company
Francesca De Santis – Works for Ether Biotech.
Grey contracts ICA to take them out to disrupt one of Providence’s evil schemes. Unclear what scheme is, but the ability to kill anyone you can get DNA from would be very useful for a sinister cabal to have.
General Reza Zaydan – Hired by Providence to start a coup in Morocco in conspiracy with Claus Hugo Strandberg , involving him robbing the country blind and getting everyone mad enough to cause a riot that will allow Zaydan to declare martial law.
Why did Providence want there to be a coup in Morocco? Who knows, but Grey puts a stop to it, maybe just to get their attention?
Son of Thomas Cross, a Providence Operative.
Ken “the Brick” Morgan
Partner in Morgan, Yates and Kohn with Providence Herald Don Yates and a key Providence lawyer.
Grey contracts ICA to kill Jordan Cross to lure Thomas Cross out of hiding so he could kidnap him for the key to the vault that contains the names of all the other Providence operatives, and kill Ken Morgan as a bonus.
Sean Rose, Penelope Graves, Ezra Berg, Maya Parvati – Members of Lucas Grey’s Militia, presumably working with him against Providence.
Killed by 47 in a tragic case of crossed wires. Oops.
Erich Soders – High ranking ICA executive, agrees to defect to Providence, betraying the ICA and providing Providence with a list of all active ICA operatives, in exchange for a sitrus inversus heart transplant he desperately needs to stay alive.
Yuki Yamazaki – Providence operative sent to facilitate Soders’ defection.
47 kills them before he can officially defect.
Alma Raynard – Ex girlfriend of the ex Sean Rose, and another member of Grey’s militia.
Killed by 47 to help track down Grey. Oops again.
Robert Knox – CEO of Kronstradt Industries, a former Providence company. Defects to help Lucas Grey.
Sierra Knox – CFO and Robert’s heir apparent.
47 is tricked by Providence into killing them.
Rico Delgado, Andrea Martinez, Jorge Franco – Run a drug smuggling cartel that is working with Grey in his war against Providence.
47 kills them as he continues to look for Grey. Honestly, Grey, a simple phone call to let us know we’re on the same team would have avoided a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
Wazir Kale / the Maelstrom – A high ranking member of Grey’s militia.
Dawood Rangan – Bollywood sleazeball, enemy of the Maelstrom.
Vanya Shah – Slum queen, enemy of the Maelstrom.
The Maelstrom is targeted as part of 47’s attempt to track down Grey. No idea why Rangan and Shah had to die.
Janus - Former Providence Constant, Ark Society leader, now retired and in hiding in Vermont
Nolan Cassidy – Janus’ bodyguard.
47 finally realises he’s on the same team as Grey, and together they target the former Providence constant, in order to draw the new constant out of hiding.
Isle of Sgail
Zoe and Sophia Washington – New leaders of the Ark Society, a group of billionaires with many Providence members obsessed with preparing for the downfall of civilization.
47 and Grey visit the Isle of Sgail to kidnap the Constant, and to kill the Ark Society leaders for good measure.
Athena Savalas – CEO of the New York branch of the Milton-Fitzpatrick bank, a Providence company that has a vault which contains information on the Providence partners.
47 infiltrates the bank to steal the list and take Savalas out in the process.
Tyson Williams, Ljudmila Vetrova, Steven Bradley – Run a luxury resort for billionaires with a side business “managing” the reputations of shady characters. The Providence Partners engage their services to erase their identities and help them disappear.
47 assassinates them all before that can happen.
Carl Ingram, Marcus Stuyvesant – Two of the three remaining Providence partners, fake their deaths as part of their aforementioned attempt to disappear.
Grey and 47 track them to Dubai and finish them.
Alexa Carlyle – Final and highest ranking Providence partner, has also faked her death, is in Dartmoor to arrange her “funeral”.
47 makes that funeral a reality.
A whole bunch of ICA operatives – Sent to hunt down and kill 47.
I assume they were sent by Diana as part of her plan to make the Constant think she’d betrayed 47 so she could become the next Constant and take Providence down from the inside.
Hush – ICA cybersecurity specialist.
Imogen Royce – ICA archivist.
Killed by 47 so Olivia can hack the ICA mainframe and leak information on its existence (with 47 and Diana’s involvement redacted) to the world. I guess to keep up the facade to the constant that 47 and Diana are now enemies?
Archibald Yates – Diana’s main rival as the next Constant, former member of Morgan, Yates and Kohn and Providence operative.
Tamara Vidal – Providence Herald, aide to the Constant.
47 kills Yates so Diana gets the job, and Vidal so she gets off Diana’s back[?]
Arthur Edwards / the Constant – The man, the myth, the legend, now in charge of Providence.
47 either kills him or makes him forget his identity. Cue ending cutscene and credits.