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Jasper Knight is a posthumous antagonist of HITMAN (2016). An ICA personnel acted as him served as reennacted target and the main antagonist of "The Final Test" mission.
A world famous American chessmaster, Jasper Knight was in fact a KGB spy. When the Soviet Ambassador starting planning to defect to the United States, Knight challenged him to a private match and poisoned him with ricin-coated chess pieces.
Knight then fled to Communist Cuba to await extraction to the Soviet Union. There, a young Erich Soders, under the guise of an engineer, assassinated Knight with a rigged ejector seat, launching him out of the hangar and sending him falling to his death.
In 1999, Agent 47 reannacted Knight's assassination as his final test to becoming an ICA agent. Soders, jealous of the novice, increased the security in hopes that 47 will fail. His attempts proved futile and 47 was recruited as an agent.
- Knight is possibly based on real life Cold War-era chess master Bobby Fischer.
- In HITMAN 2, if Knight is eliminated by tampering with the ejection seat, Diana will say that she hopes that the actor's parachute will deploy properly. This is a retcon of the original version of the mission from the previous game, where the surrounding actors’ reactions imply that Knight’s actor was actually killed by the ejection seat launch.
- His name is a possible reference to Jesper Kyd, the composer of the classic Hitman games' soundtracks.