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Providence is an extremely powerful, and supposedly ancient, secretive cabal that controls all of the world's affairs. They appear in HITMAN™ and HITMAN™ 2 as true main antagonistic group. It is led by The Partners and the base Is a meeting secret facility hanging over the mountains.
Description and Beliefs
Providence is described by Diana Burnwood as an organization of "kingmakers" who control world affairs. After 47 discovers the tornado bunker of the Shadow Client, he first learns about the existence of this "Hidden Hand". Their existence is so unknown to the rest of the world that even Agent 47 and Diana only knew of it as a hypothetical. According to the Shadow Client's link chart, their membership includes extremely high-profile politicians, media moguls, businesspeople and even clergymen.
When Diana Burnwood encountered Arthur Edwards, the Constant, on a train, he stated that Providence has been around for a "long long time", suggesting that they are ancient.
According to the Constant, Mr. Edwards, Providence began centuries ago with three wealthy dynasties called the Ingrams, the Carlisles and the Stuyvesants. These dynasties began secretly pooling their money and resources for many generations, which led to the birth of a cabal. With the recruitment of Janus, a legendary Soviet Union KGB agent, Providence was born.
The fact that out of all the people in the world, even Agent 47 and the ICA believed that Providence was nothing more than a hypothetical myth indicates that Providence has at the very least the means to stay hidden from people who usually spy on spies, to remain out of the public and to take serious precautions to keep their secrecy.
Despite them taking absolute measures to ensure their secrecy, their existence was discovered by the Shadow Client , who wages war against them as revenge for their involvement in Ort-Meyer's project.
The Shadow Client has waged a war against them, starting with the death of Eugene Cobb, his former employer. Following that, Grey even went as far as to create his own private militia and manipulate the ICA, specifically his "old friend" Agent 47, into killing off Providence's members discretely. Providence was also secretly funding Ether Corporation to create the Ether Virus, a DNA tracking biological agent which kills people discretely. While being indirectly contracted by the Shadow Client, 47 managed to infiltrate and destroy Providence's schemes across Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh and Bangkok.
Erich Soders, a high ranking ICA official who was actually an informant of Providence, manipulated the ICA into sending 47 to eliminate the top lieutenants of the Shadow Client's militia at an Apricot farm in Colorado. The Shadow Client escapes, but the evidence he leaves behind points the ICA towards Providence's members across the globe as well as the fact that Erich Soders is a Providence mole.
Angered by Erich Soders' betrayal, the ICA contracts 47 to infiltrate the GAMA hospital in Hokkaido, where Erich Soders will be utilizing regenerative stem cell treatments for a heart transplant. Once there, under the ICA's orders, 47 eliminates Erich Soders and his Providence accomplice, Yuki Yamazaki,
HITMAN™ 2 Events
To be Added.
|Cornelia Stuyvesant||Member of the Stuyvesants||Alive|
|Arthur Edwards||Constant (Second-in-command)||Defected/Alive|
Heralds are the couriers of Providence, getting orders from the Partners, and giving them to the Providence operatives.
|Yuki Yamazaki||Former Yakuza lawyer/Herald||Deceased|
|Nolan Cassidy||Former Secret Service member/Herald||Deceased|
|Akira Nakamura||GAMA director||Alive|
|Blue Seed CEO||CEO of Blue Seed Pharmaceuticals||Deceased|
|Byron Washington III||CEO of the Pax Mundus Foundation||Alive|
|Charles Vanderblathe||Dutch shipping billionaire||Deceased|
|Claus Hugo Strandberg||CEO of AMB||Deceased|
|Director Fanin||CEO of Milton-Fitzpatrick||Alive|
|Erich Soders||ICA board member (Formerly)||Deceased|
|Erik Olander||Consul for the Consulate General of Sweden in Marrakesh, Morocco||Alive|
|Eugene Cobb||CEO of Milton-Fitzpatrick||Deceased|
|Esteban Montoya||Leader of the Moreno cartel||Alive|
|Gustavo Torres||Mexican Secretary of the Interior||Unknown|
|Janus||Former Constant (Second-in-command)||Deceased|
|Ling Chi||Construction conglomerate CEO||Deceased|
|Neleis De Waal||CEO of Ether||Deceased|
|Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer||Scientist||Deceased|
|Rex Larsson||Shipping mogul||Deceased|
|Reza Zaydan||Moroccan general||Deceased|
|Robert Knox||CEO Kronstadt Industries||Defected/Deceased|
|Rupert Pierce||CEO of Dynasty Global||Deceased|
|Sierra Knox||CFO of Kronstadt Industries||Defected/Deceased|
|Silvio Caruso||Ether bio-engineer||Deceased|
|Francesca De Santis||Ether scientist||Deceased|
|Simon Deveraux||CEO of Biosphere||Unknown|
|Sophia Washington||Ancient relics hunter/Chairwoman of the Ark Society||Deceased|
|Thomas Cross||CEO of Cross Holdings||Deceased|
|Tim Quinn||CEO of Quantum Leap||Unknown|
|Vera San Martin||Retail giant||Deceased|
|Zoe Washington||Ancient relics hunter/Chairwoman of the Ark Society||Deceased|
Resources and Influence
Providence as a mythical shadow government organization, has nearly inexhaustible financial resources. They also have access to the best intellectuals in the world, the most influential politicians in their ranks and even terrorist organizations are employed by them.
Their position allows them access to the best technological resources of the world, from regenerative treatments to advanced robotics. They were even the ones who funded Ort-Meyer's genetic engineering programs to engineer human clones with increased natural attributes.
|Ark Society||Zoe and Sophia Washington|
|Blue Seed Pharmaceuticals||Unknown|
|Cross Holdings||Thomas Cross|
|Dynasty Global||Rupert Pierce|
|Ether Biotech Corporation||Neleis De Waal|
|International Contract Agency||Unknown|
|Kronstadt Industries||Robert Knox|
|Moreno Cartel||Esteban Montoya|
|Pax Mundus Foundation||Byron Washington III|
|Quantum Leap||Tim Quinn|