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Oybek Nabazov is the primary antagonist of the HITMAN™ campaign Patient Zero, and one of Agent 47's targets in The Source. He is the leader of the doomsday cult Liberation.

Background

Oybek Nabazov is an Uzbek artist, and new-age guru. He is best known for his controversial art exhibition "Liberation", that highlights the intersection of life, death and rebirth as told through the lens of cult activity over the past half-century. In reality, Nabazov is what could be described as a serial cult leader. ICA analysts have linked him conclusively with seven mass cult suicides or atrocities over the past three decades. He has been the last man standing each time, leaving the ruins of the cult behind him, and going on to built a new cult and lead it to the tragic end.

Charismatic and convincing, Nabazov does not have the necessary organizational skills to coordinate of this complexity. Potentially related: analysis of his financial indicate a series of payments to apparently unrelated offshore companies for "consulting services." The ICA has been unable to determine the ownership of these companies.
― In-Game Briefing

Trivia

  • Oybek's actions and modus operandi may be inspired by that of Shoko Asahara, leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, who were responsible for the 1995 Tokyo sarin attack.
  • Unlike most targets, during a Target Lockdown, Oybek will begin meditating.
  • Oybek's book can be found on a shelf in Richard Wilson's bedroom in Another Life and the keep library in The Ark Society in HITMAN™ 2.
  • Oybek, along with Brother Akram and other two followers, were meant to be Elusive Targets in Bangkok (at the Club 27 setting) while keeping the doomsday cult vibes. Eventually, his arc, along with Craig Black, Bradley Paine and Owen Cage was built to create the Patient Zero DLC along with new targets.
  • According to his unused Elusive Target briefing, the cults Nabazov previously led were the Gamil Cult in 1982, The Celestial Revelation in 1989, Unity Gate in 1993, The Nation of Nineteen in 2002, and Way of the Beneficent Patriarch in 2013.

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