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Don Archibald Yates is the secondary antagonist of HITMAN III (2021), appearing as the main antagonist and one of the two targets of the latter's fifth story mission "The Farewell".

Biography

Don Archibald Yates was born the son of real estate mogul Archibald Yates and business executive Helena Yates (née Castro). He and his young brother Zachary grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

From an early age, young Don was destined for greatness, reaching the top of his class and getting elected student body president by a landslide. Originally dreaming of becoming President of the United States, Don found his true home in the courtroom after serving an internship with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Don founded Morgan, Yates & Kohn with his two dear friends, the dapper English gentleman Ken Morgan and the shy, analytical Theodore Kohn. Their efficient ruthlessness and complete lack of moral code struck gold and they had become the most powerful law firm on the East Coast. Among their achievements were the successful defenses of socialite Chelsea Whitmore, Milton-Fitzpatrick, Kronstadt Industries and the Van Orten Tobacco Company.

Early in the 2000s, Don married Valentina Morales, an Argentinian diplomat whose brilliance and ruthlessness were only matched by Don. In 2016, Valentina resigned in disgrace after a political scandal, which was unknown to her caused by her husband and she and her loving husband retired to her ancestral vineyard, Viñedo Yates. The Yates' hopes for a peaceful retirement was interrupted by a series of unfortunate events.

After Morgan was assassinated in Bangkok alongside his former client, rockstar Jordan Cross, a war began between Providence, a vast corporate, conspiratorial power cabal controlling the world, and the mysterious Lucas Grey and his Private Militia. Caught between it was the International Contract Agency (ICA) and their foremost hitman Agent 47. After a few initial conflicts with Providence, the ICA agreed to work on behalf of them, assassinating Grey's militia members. However, revealing their past as brothers in a cloning project, Grey convinced 47 and Diana to betray the ICA and Providence. Not long after, Providence's leaders, the Partners, were killed. Grey was killed soon after as well, and the ICA was later brought down as a result of a global data leak orchestrated by 47.

The Partners' treacherous second-in-command and Constant, Arthur Edwards, approached Yates, having orchestrated his superiors' deaths. As he assumed his new role as Providence's sole leader, he offered Yates the position of Constant. Yates leaped at the opportunity, but to his great dismay, he discovered that Agent 47's rogue handler, Diana Burnwood, was also in consideration.

Yates hosted his retirement party at Viñedo Yates and set up a meeting with Burnwood, hoping to covertly murder her and blame it on 47. However, 47 soon arrived and murdered him alongside Tamara Vidal.

Personality

From a young age, Don "Cojones" Yates was an eloquent, intelligent and charismatic young man who could gain control of any situation with a powerful and intimidating presence.

Beneath the his sophisticated posture and throw-the-arm-around-the-shoulder warmth and amiability, however, is his gleeful willingness to disregard any moral code to get what he wants. Regardless, Yates can genuinely form connections with others. He does truly love his wife Valentina, as well as his late friend Ken Morgan.

Trivia

  • Some players have drawn comparisons between Yates and former US President Donald Trump, both men being New Yorkers with a background in real estate, political ambitions, the name Don and a wife of foreign descent. Don also bears a passing resemblance to Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump.
  • Yates is one of the only targets who can potentially kill another target, with Jordan Cross, Robert Knox, and Roman Khabko being other examples.

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International Contract Agency
Agent 47 | Diana Burnwood | Benjamin Travis | Jade Nguyen | The Saints (Jennifer Anne Paxton) | Birdie | Praetorians | Erich Soders | Agent Banner | Agent Tremain | Agent Montgomery | Agent Thames | Agent Green | Agent Rhodes | Agent Swan | Agent Lowenthal | Hush | Imogen Royce

Providence
Leadership: The Partners (Alexa Christine Carlisle | Carl Ingram | Marcus Stuyvesant)
Constants: Janus | Arthur Edwards | Diana Burnwood (undercover)
Agents: Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer | Silvio Caruso | Francesca De Santis | Claus Hugo Strandberg | Reza Zaydan | Erik Olander | Yuki Yamazaki | Erich Soders | Akira Nakamura | Sierra Knox | Robert Knox | Nolan Cassidy | Zoe Washington | Sophia Washington | Athena Savalas | Tamara Vidal | Don Archibald Yates | Orson Mills
Assets: IAGO (Viktor Novikov | Dalia Margolis | Nila Torvik | Owen Wagner | Scott Sarno | Kieran Hudson) | Haven (Tyson Williams | Steven Bradley | Ljudmila Vetrova)

The Franchise
Leadership: Alexander Leland Cayne
Agents: Albert Fournier | Raymond Kulinsky | Angelina Mason | Mark Purayah II | Female Assassin | Maynard John | Eve | Mark Parchezzi III | Daniel Morris
Assets: Alvaro D'Alvade | Richard Delahunt | Anthony Martinez | Vaana Ketlyn

Private Militia
Shadow Client: Lucas Grey
Agents: Olivia Hall | Sean Rose | Penelope Graves | Ezra Berg | Maya Parvati | Patrick Morgan | Alma Reynard | Orson Mills | Richard M. Foreman | Pertti Järnefelt | Wazir Kale | Vanya Shah | Dawood Rangan

Main Story Targets
Original Series
Hitman: Codename 47: Five Fathers (Lee Hong | Pablo Belisario Ochoa | Frantz Fuchs | Boris Ivanovich Deruzka | Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer) | Odon Kovacs | No. 48s

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin: Giuseppe Guillani | Russian Generals (Rinat S. Rumyantsev) | Igor Kubasko | Masahiro Hayamoto Jr. | Masahiro Hayamoto | Brat Charliego Sidjan | Charlie Sidjan | Ahmed Zahir | Mohammad Amin | Abdul Bismillah Malik | Hannelore Von Kamprad | Deewana Ji | Agent 17 | Sergei Zavorotko

Hitman: Contracts: Campbell Sturrock | Andrei Puscus | Fabian Fuchs | Sergei Bjarkhov | Winston Beldingford | Alistair Beldingford | Rutgert Van Leuven | Arkadij Jegorov | Frantz Fuchs | Fritz Fuchs | Lee Hong | Philippe Berceuse (off-screen) | Richard Delahunt (off-screen) | Albert Fournier

Hitman: Blood Money: Joseph Clarence | Scoop | Fernando Delgado | Manuel Delgado | Alvaro D'Alvade | Richard Delahunt | Carmine DeSalvo | Rudy Menzana | Lorenzo Lombardo | Vinnie Sinistra | Mark Purayah II | Raymond Kulinsky | Angelina Mason | Lorne de Haviland | Chad Bingham Jr. | Mysterious female assassin | Gator Gang (Everett Jefferson | Skip Muldoon | Junior O’Daniel | William S. Corfitz | Adam Hendrikson | Joe Netberg | Elijah Krup | John LeBlanc | Hank Leitch Muldoon) | Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al-Khalifa | Tariq Abdul Lateef | Hendrik Schmutz | Vaana Ketlyn | Eve | Maynard John | Anthony Martinez | Mark Parchezzi III | Daniel Morris | Alexander Leland Cayne

Hitman: Absolution: Diana Burnwood (spared) | King of Chinatown | Dominic Osmond | Larry Clay | Bill Dole | Frank Owens | Edward Wade | Hope Cougars | Lenny Dexter (optional) | Marcus Green | Raymond Valentine | Warren Ashford | Sanchez | The Saints (Jennifer Anne Paxton) | Clive Skurky | Layla Stockton | Blake Dexter | Jade Nguyen | Praetorians | Benjamin Travis

"World of Assassination" Trilogy
HITMAN (2016): Kalvin Ritter | Jasper Knight | Viktor Novikov | Dalia Margolis | Silvio Caruso | Francesca De Santis | Claus Hugo Strandberg | Reza Zaydan | Jordan Cross | Ken Morgan | Sean Rose | Penelope Graves | Ezra Berg | Maya Parvati | Yuki Yamazaki | Erich Soders

HITMAN 2 (2018): Alma Reynard | Sierra Knox | Robert Knox | Rico Delgado | Jorge Franco | Andrea Martinez | Wazir Kale | Vanya Shah | Dawood Rangan | Janus | Nolan Cassidy | Zoe Washington | Sophia Washington | Athena Savalas | Tyson Williams | Steven Bradley | Ljudmila Vetrova

HITMAN III (2021): Carl Ingram | Marcus Stuyvesant | Alexa Christine Carlisle | ICA Agents | Hush | Imogen Royce | Tamara Vidal | Don Archibald Yates | Arthur Edwards

Elusive Targets
HITMAN (2016): Sergei Larin | Anthony L. Troutt | Adalrico Candelaria | Jonathan Smythe | Vito Đurić | Dylan Narváez | Gary Busey | Howard Moxon | Owen Wagner | Nila Torvik | Xander Haverfoek | Brendan Conner | Richard Ekwensi | Inez Ekwensi | Gabriel Santos | Etta Davis | Richard J. Magee | Wen Ts’ai | Richard M. Foreman | Walter Williams | Adeze Oijofor | Pavel Frydel | Akane Akenawa | Pertti Järnefelt | Kieran Hudson | Bartholomew Argus | Ji-Hu | Mr. Giggles

HITMAN 2 (2018): Mark Faba | Vicente Murillo | Miranda Jamison | Barbara Keating | Censor | Jimmy Chen | Legacy Elusive Targets (Ji-Hu | Owen Wagner | Adalrico Candelaria | Anthony L. Troutt | Richard J. Magee | Mr. Giggles | Bartholomew Argus | Richard M. Foreman | Brendan Conner | Vito Đurić | Walter Williams | Etta Davis | Adeze Oijofor | Xander Haverfoek | Gabriel Santos)

HITMAN III (2021): Kody Haynes | Joanne Bayswater | Terrence Chesterfield | Philo Newcombe | Jack Roe | Robert Burk | Legacy Elusive Targets (Anthony L. Troutt | Richard J. Magee | Jimmy Chen | Barbara Keating | Owen Wagner | Dylan Narváez | Mr. Giggles | Wen Ts’ai)

Others
Non-Targets
Mister X | Malcolm Sturrock | Margeaux LeBlanc | Aleksander Kovak | Adam "Kane" Marcus | Isabella Caruso | Erik Olander | Dexy Barat | Katashi Ito | Akira Nakamura | Orson Mills | Hector Delgado | Zachary Carlisle | Emma Carlisle | Corvo Black | Juan Cortázar | Valentina Yates

Side Story & DLC Campaign Targets
Patient Zero: Liberation (Oybek Nabazov | Sister Yulduz | Craig Black | Brother Akram | Bradley Paine | Owen Cage) | Klaus Liebleid
The Sarajevo Six: Sarajevo Six (Scott Sarno | Gary Lunn | Walter Menard | John Stubbs | Patrick Morgan | Taheiji Koyama)

Special Assignment & Bonus Mission Targets
HITMAN (2016): Kong Tuo-Kwang | Matthieu Mendola | Harry Bagnato | Marv Gonif | Marco Abiatti
HITMAN 2 (2018): Dmitri Fedorov | Blair Reddington | Basil Carnaby | Ajit "AJ" Krish | Galen Vholes

Sniper Assassin Targets
Hitman: Sniper Challenge: Richard Strong Jr.
HITMAN 2 (2018): Dorian Lang | Guillaume Maison | Doris Lee | Jin Noo | Re Thak | Lhom Kwai | Roman Khabko | Vitaly Reznikov

Organizations
Blue Lotus Triad | CICADA | Crystal Dawn | Delgado Cartel | The Franchise | Gator Gang | IAGO | Khandanyang | Liberation | Private Militia | Providence | Red Dragon Triad | Yardbirds

Novels
Hitman: Enemy Within: Puissance Treize (Ali bin Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Fulani | Pierre Douay | Louis Legard | Cassandra Murphy | Mrs. Kaberov | Tova Holm | Hans Pruter | Aristotle Thorakis)
Hitman: Damnation: Hector Corado | Dana Linder | Darren Shipley | Bruce Ashton | Charlie Wilkins

Movies
Hitman (2007): Mikhail Belicoff | Yuri Marklov | Udrei Belicoff
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015): John Smith | Antoine Le Clerq | Dr. Albert Deleriego | Fabian


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