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The Franchise is the main antagonistic faction of Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money. They are pivotal yet unseen in the former.

The Franchise was a group of assassins that were similar to the International Contract Agency (ICA). Even though the leader of the Franchise, Alexander Leland Cayne, was strongly against the legalisation of cloning, the Franchise employed at least two secret clones to carry out hits.

Like the ICA, The Franchise has various government agencies like the CIA and the FBI backing them, being one of the reasons that they are potent and comparable with the former.

History

The Franchise was originally a spliter organization of Alpha Zerox, a secret organization having contacts in all domestic agencies. Their leader, former FBI Director Alexander Leland Cayne used his organization to attempt to eradicate the ICA and their members, in order to improve his own inferior cloning program.

To achieve such, Cayne had his own requirement of a DNA sample from the legendary "ultimate assassin", Agent 47. Cayne also wanted a monopoly of cloning technology, for which he would destroy all information and install a US President who would ban cloning.

On March 18th, 2004, the Franchise made their first hit against Agent 47 in Paris, after he assasinated the duo of childen traffickers, Alvaro D'Alvade and Richard Delahunt, in Paris Opera House. However, the hit failed and Albert Fournier, Inspector of Paris Municipal Police and the one who led the hit, was killed personally by 47.

To further destroy the ICA, Cayne sent dozens of his operatives to eliminate ICA operatives, and had Vice President Spaulding Burke assassinate, in order to make his own agent, Daniel Morris, to take Burke's place with the help of corrupt politicians.

When the Franchise further tried to increase their reach by eliminating the secretary of the Interior, Jimmy Macklin, by the hand of their sub-division, the Crows, Agent 47 once again prevented this by eliminating the heads of the Crows.

In the following months, the Franchise sent numerous operatives, including an unnamed female assassin, Maynard John  and Eve after 47, but they were all killed. Cayne later forced Diana tonevertheless, the Franchise still succeeded in destroying the ICA, leaving only Diana and 47 as the only known survivors at time. However, the latter news was implied to be a ruse created by Diana to lure Csayne out.

On September 22, 2005, the Franchise finally decided to assassinate the President of the US, so that Morris can take over. Nevertheless, 47 manated to prevent it after he assassinated Mark Parchezzi III, the Franchise's highest-ranking assassin, and Morris.

To save 47 and eliminate the Franchise, Diana faked the death of 47 and her treachery by injecting a special serum into him that would turn 47 into a death-like state, before sending 47's "corpse" to Cayne and won his trust.

Nevertheless, during 47's funeral, Diana managed to resurrected 47 by mixing her lipstick with antidote and kissing 47 when no one else noticed, before leaving and locking the gate close to prevent anyone except 47 to escape. 47 then resurrected and killed everyone in sight, including Cayne, his body guards, the priest at the funeral, and finally Rick Henderson, a journalist who interviewed Cayne and was told about 47's existence, before deciding to work with Cayne. This was made to leave no witness behind.

With their leader dead, and most (if not all) of their known agents and top assassins being eliminated, the Franchise is now very likely to have dissolved. The rest of the Franchise's assets were taken over by the ICA thanks to Diana.

Members

Leadership

Agents

Assets

Trivia

  • Diana indicates, upon claiming she is shutting down the remnants of the Agency, that the only members of the Agency still alive are herself and Agent 47. Although, according to ICA's status in Hitman: Absoulution, its destruction seems to be but a ruse in order to trick the Franchise to reveal their leader.
  • The Franchise's relation to Providence has yet to be explained.

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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 (Marcus Stuyvesant | Carl Ingram | Alexa Christine Carlisle)
Constants: Janus | Arthur Edwards | Diana Burnwood (fake)
Agents: Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer | Silvio Caruso | Francesca De Santis | Claus Hugo Strandberg | Reza Zaydan | Yuki Yamazaki | Erich Soders | 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 | Rico Delgado | Wazir Kale | Vanya Shah | Dawood Rangan

Mission Stories 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): Marcus Stuyvesant | Carl Ingram | 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 | Legacy Elusive Targets (Anthony L. Troutt | Richard J. Magee | Jimmy Chen | Barbara Keating | Owen Wagner)

Others
Non-Targets
Margeaux LeBlanc | Malcolm Sturrock | Mister X | Aleksander Kovak | Isabella Caruso | Dexy Barat | Katashi Ito | Orson Mills | Hector Delgado | Emma Carlisle

Side Story & 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 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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