Benjamin Travis is the secondary antagonist of Hitman: Absolution.
Role in the Story
Benjamin Travis is a high level official within the ICA, and he became Agent 47's new handler when his predecessor, Diana Burnwood, betrayed the organization. As a result, he ordered him to kill her and retrieve a teenage girl named Victoria. Victoria, like 47, was genetically-engineered to become an assassin for ICA. It is due to not wanting her to suffer the same fate like him that Diana betrayed the Agency. 47 has decided to protect Victoria, which causes Travis to brand him a traitor.
He sent the ICA to kill 47. He even sent the Saints to do so, but they failed. He goes with his assistant Jade Nguyen to Chicago to exchange $10 million for Victoria's release. Much to his chagrin, this plan backfires when Dexter takes the money, leaving Travis nothing.
After 47 rescued Victoria from Dexter, Travis and his assistant, Jade Nguyen, went to a cemetery at England due to his suspicions that Diana might not be dead. From there, 47 is given an order to kill him under her orders. After eliminating his assistant and elite bodyguards, 47 controls Travis inside a church after injuring him with an explosion. Travis asks 47 if he really did kill Diana, to which the hitman responds, "You will never know" before killing him with the final shot.
- Even though Travis is the secondary antagonist of Hitman: Absolution, he becomes the final antagonist for Agent 47 to kill.
- Travis is similar to Robert Dewey from Bourne. Both took over the organizations where the protagonists used to be affiliated with (Travis: ICA, Dewey: CIA), and sending teams to kill them.
- He is also similar to Dr. Zander Rice from Logan. Both perform illegal experiments that involves super soldiers, in which the female lead was a part of (Travis: Victoria, Zander: X-23). They sent their operatives to go after the female lead escaping their grasps. In the end, they got killed by the protagonists that the females were cloned from (Travis: Agent 47, Zander: Wolverine).