So I made this thread to discuss the future of Lucas Grey, also known als The Shadow Client. To me, it’s quite unclear what IOI wants with him. His behaviour and role changed completely in Hitman 2 and he’s almost the opposite of what he was in Hitman Season One. I’ve seen a lot of opinions about him and his possible role in the future Hitman game(s), and I want to give some more attention to this, cause it seems the subject is quite a big thing. I myself have two theories of how the role of Lucas Grey could play out, and I wanted to share them with you, and discuss about it.
In S1 Lucas was quite a mysterious and defensive character. He’s targeting Providence for what they have done to him and 47 in the past, and he wants revenge. He is litterly shadowing 47’s career but at the time we don’t know why. In Hitman 2 we get to know what’s the reason behind this, and once 47’s really knows about his past and is on board with the plan, Lucas turns into a whole other man.
Theory 1: Partnership
Lucas Grey wants to revenge Providence for his childhood trauma, and wants his ‘brother’ (47) to help him. He knows 47 is the best at what he does, and is lead by the ICA, which makes the change of succeeding quite big once they are on board. With the help of them and brilliant hacktivist Olivia Hall on his side they can easily revenge Providence for what they did to the boys. Lucas Grey wants nothing more than justifying them with the help of his best friend and long lost brother 47. What happens after the current story is done is that 47 and Lucas continue their live as brothers/business partners, and we will probably see more of Lucas in the future. Maybe even as a companion.
Theory 2: Betrayal
Lucas wants to revenge Providence for his childhood trauma, and uses 47 and Diana to achieve this. Lucas Grey is in fact a mentally ill killer who’s really desperate to take a whole secret organisation down on his own, which he can’t. His whole life he is planning revenge and making conspiracy theories on how and where to take them down. He knows he can’t do it alone, so he started to follow the minimal amount of tracks 47 left behind, and desperately wants to come in contact with him so he can use him for his plans. By the time of Hitman 2 Lucas is probably around 55 years, just like 47. In all those years after the brainwash he’s been searching and planning. He must have turned insane by then. Now he’s putting up a ‘bromance’ act to convince 47 and Diana to go along with him, but by the time he succeeded (which is pretty close since we captured the Constant), he will betray 47 and either tries to escape by going his own way OR tries to kill 47. He will obviously fail at that and we will kill him.
Here’s a little poll for you guys to choose what you want with him:
- Lucas Grey will become a partner and we will see him again
- Lucas Grey betrays 47 and is killed in an attempt to get away with it
What do you guys think and hope is gonna happen? I personally hope it turns out to be theorie 2. He was build up as the perfect antagonist with the whole ‘Shadow Client’ thing and him using the ICA for his own good. Please share your thoughts below so we can discuss!