Assassins. Originally, these are group of people that kill elites for political and religious reasons. Well nowadays, assassins are simply silent killers. One who strikes once and never to be seen again. The logic is that they won't allow their victims to strike back so they need to finish them in one blow.
Nice, right? Just like an online ad; hanap, usap, deal. Basic technique is that the assassin needs to observe the target's routine, gather information, then plan smoothly. It needs to be smooth, no holes barred, no detail missed... otherwise the "one-strike mission" will fail. There is one glitch though... it needs a lot of resources, mostly time, effort and money... just like dating (ahahahahahahaha). What's my point? Assassins are not meant for 1st encounter battles, so if you catch an assassin eating lechon then there's a high chance that you can beat him.They're so used in careful planning that ambush might be a good tool that can be used against them. Sounds easy? I didn't use the word "might" there for nothing. They have this one trait though that keeps them from being ambushed.
Just like what they say about angels, they carry no "burdens." They move from one place to another like they own the world. You see, they observe their prey on a specific location, stay there till its done then move away. It sounds sooooooooooooo perfect that its hard to find a flaw. So lets talk about pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses.
Its given that they plan... and it needs to be oh-so-smooth. So intelligence is a qualification. Good thing, if everyone aspires to be an assassin and they qualify, matagal na tayong extinct. Assassin versus assassin... Mr. and Mrs. Smith, RED, This means war (pagbigyan ang mga FBI agents, kunwari assassins din sila)... don't you enjoy watching them foil each other's plan and kill each other. More creativity, more fun.
They move from one place to another. I just don't know where the money comes from, like what I said, it seems they own the world. They eat good food, stay on five star hotels and own/ride/rent high class cars (that talks back, has GPS, has an autopilot, can be controlled remotely, multiple plate numbers, and the biggest feature? HOT GIRLS). And speaking of gadgets, they never run out of one. You might think that their sleeves are the location of Batman's arsenal and Oscorp combined. Or perhaps, that's what the movies make us believe.
So much about Brad Pitt a.k.a. Mr. Smith's oh-so-perfect life. Lets move on to the main event (Yep, I really wrote this to tackle their WEAKNESS).
People make mistakes. Those egoistic oversee simple details... and all of us are egoistic in our own ways so everybody is prone to oversee things... neglect a few pointers... over/underestimate. Usually, they get killed for being so full of themselves (ehem). So ingat-ingat din pag may time. May time ka ba? Ingat na!
I was moved to know that during Killua and Gon's training to beat Knuckle and Shoot, its Kil who has the shorter straw (read : Hunter X Hunter, Chimera Ant Arc). Kil's the one with assassin bloodline, has more experience, and (according to him) swims on electric currents when he was a baby. So what makes him weaker? Gon fought Knuckle everyday, which gave him (at least) an idea about who he was dealing with. Kil, on the other hand, just watched and was not able to hone what he was training for. Before the last day of their fight, Biscuit pointed out his weakness, not just because of the situation but also because of his assassin way. Kil is used in planning ahead and running away specially if the opponent is stronger (or so he thinks). Ok naman sana, the thing is he chose to stay with Gon... and from this point forward, for discussion purposes, we will refer to Gon as "burden." Yep, remember the "burden" before? Most of the time, assassins move alone which gives them ease of transportation, slick movements and... well free of burdens... free from worries and uhmmmm... for a lack of words I'll say someone to protect.
There, that's their main weakness. For all those good looks, owning the world thingy and sight seeing while travelling the world... they are still human. They are prone to build friendship, bonds, possibly falling in love... all burdens. And that's what makes Kil hold the shorter straw. Gon is so used in making friends (and is so gullible) that its alright for him to lose an arm (Greed Island Arc) just to explore or possibly to make friends (Hunter Exam Arc, remember the sailor he saved?). Now Gon's fighting Knuckle, so Kil's going to fight Shoot. But Shoot never appeared until the last day. That gave Kil no idea to know his opponent's abilities, no time to plan how to attack. That's another weakness, the ambush technique. He'll be meeting Shoot for the first time and he needs to beat him while Shoot already saw his Ren (read : Nen, so much to read, so little time); simply put he has a vague idea of Kil's strength. So Biscuit pointed out his possible tendency since Gon will be nothing but a burden to him, Kil might treat Gon as a pawn, a bait to know Shoot's abilities. If not for that situation, future battles might still require Kil to do his assassin thingy: assess, plan, travel the world... hanap, usap, deal. And if the situation will not allow him to do so, there's Gon to risk. Point is if your going to live an assassin's life, you need to live alone. Otherwise, you'll have to carry a "burden" around...
NOW, don't you think assassins has a big resemblance to NINJAS???? (Oh yeah [Vector style]). Here's the catch, my fave ninja said that the ones who are the strongest are the ones who has someone to protect... By deduction, we say they're the ones who has "BURDENS."
I don't really know how Gon and Kil lose (they did... if it was explained, I haven't reach that part yet during the time I'm writing this)... but thinking about it, Brad has Angelina... Bruce has the CSR chick and the FBI boys have Reese. Makes sense... Wanna be tough??? Carry your burdens. :)
'Pag bumibili ka ba ng baka, nagbabaka-sakali ka?????
So cute, right?
Who did this then?