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The Partners, composed by the trio of Marcus Stuyvesant, Carl Ingram, and Alexa Christine Carlisle, are the leaders of Providence and overarching antagonists in the Hitman franchise, serving as the unseen overarching antagonists of Hitman: Codename 47 and overall secondary antagonists in the World of Assassination trilogy.
They were first being mentioned in HITMAN (2016) and made their first formal appearance in HITMAN 2 (2018) as its overarching antagonists. They are also the major antagonists in HITMAN III (2021), serving the main antagonists & targets of its first half.
The Partners are Providence's powerful trio of top leadership and the current generations of its three founding families. According to Arthur Edwards, their former Constant, these three families--the Ingrams, the Carlisles and the Stuyvesants--secretly pooled their resources over generations, which allowed them to effectively control the workings of the world.
The Partners' identities, and their very existence, are largely kept secret, even from high-ranking members of Providence. They communicate with their operatives via couriers known as "Heralds," as supervised by the Constant. In keeping with their anonymity, the Partners conferred with their Constant via virtual reality, broadcasting their digital signals to a suspended conference facility in an unknown mountainous region as of 2019.
After discovering the true role of Providence, 47 and Diana forged a begrudging partnership with Lucas Grey and Olivia Hall, and manged to capture Arthur Edwards, also known as the Constant, and made him reveal the Partners' identities.
Afterwards, the Partners faked their deaths and wired the money alledgedly to their accounts through HAVEN operatives, with their data being restored in Athena Savalas' bank. 47 managed to assassinate Savalas and the entire HAVEN management.
However, after the inflitration into HAVEN's server, Diana and Olivia discovered all the Partners' properties had been embezzled by the Constant, who had betrayed the Partners and somehow managed to escape. For some reasons, Grey lied to 47 about things going as planned, without telling him that the Constant had escaped.
According to the currently released trailers of HITMAN III, Carl Ingram and Marcus Stuyvesant went into hiding in a skyscraper named Burj Al-Ghazali situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In contrast, Madame Carlisle went into hiding in her residence of Thornbridge Manor which is situated in Dartmoor, England, the place which was revealed to be where the three families gathered and founded Providence itself.
They were eventually all assassinated by 47 with Grey's assistance.