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|“||My organization has been hit by an unpleasant cancer, that can only be removed by cutting it out of the gut, if you get my drift.||„|
|~ Carl Ingram to a disguised Agent 47, placing a contract on Arthur Edwards.|
Carl Ingram is one of the Partners and leaders of Providence, and one of the three overarching antagonists (alongside Marcus Stuyvesant and Alexa Christine Carlisle) of the Hitman videogame series, as well as one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of Hitman: Codename 47 and one of the three central antagonists of the World of Assassination trilogy.
He served as one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of HITMAN (2016), one of the three main antagonists of HITMAN 2 (2018), and one of the three secondary antagonists of HITMAN III (2021), where he would also be one of the two targets (alongside Marcus Stuyvesant) of the latter's first story mission "On Top of the World".
The Ingram Family's early ancestors were nineteenth century Norwegian blacksmiths who migrated to America and became cattle ranchers. They made a fortune selling gunpowder during the American Civil War and established businesses in oil, coal and steel.
By the twentieth century, the Ingrams established a fossil fuel empire and branched their businesses out to agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. Among their many assets are Hamsun Oil, Blue Seed Pharmaceuticals (the same organization responsible for Diana Burnwood's family's deaths) and conservative think tank Pax Mundus Foundation. As one of the families behind the global corporate conspiracy Providence, they are responsible for installing agents into governments and state institutions, senators, cabinet secretaries, generals and even a papal advisor.
Current family patriarch Carl Ingram is a true American patriot in the good and the bad sides of the word. Serving his country in the Vietnam War, Ingram was a foreign policy advisor to the White House at the young age of 32. He succeeded his father Douglas in 1994 as one of Providence's Partners, alongside the young, eager Marcus Stuyvesant and the weathered English noblewoman Alexa Christine Carlisle.
Ingram's fall began in 2019, when the mysterious Lucas Grey led a campaign against Providence, ruining their operations to create a supervirus and have Morocco taken over in a coup. Providence's second-in-command, Arthur Edwards, was sent to deal with the quagmire, and he successfully convinced the International Contract Agency to switch sides (or more accurately, take one) and work for Providence, though Ingram rightfully had doubts. This backfired when ICA assassin Agent 47 went rogue alongside his handler Diana Burnwood after learning of his past with Grey and Providence.
After Edwards was kidnapped, Ingram and his fellow Partners changed their identities, fled to Dubai and hid in the Burj Al-Ghazali. Carlisle left, leaving Ingram with Stuyvesant as they waited for Omar Al-Ghazali to meet with them so he could help them regain their power. However, 47 arrived and assassinated him and Stuyvesant.
As wealthy as he is, Carl Ingram is a cowboy at heart. He is described as unsentimental and pragmatic, seeing himself and Providence as a vanguard of global stability.
He is extremely elitist and meritocratic, believing the world should be run by the best and brightest and that everyone else should obey unquestioningly. He sees people through the lens of class, wealth, and status, treating those who he sees as equals with kindness while treating everyone else with disdain.
He is also very old-fashioned, as shown by his views, personality, and way of speaking. Much of his dialogue is about his nostalgia and ideology, as he's recording his beliefs on his phone for his next-in-line.