- "Blood and Muscle."
- ―The Five Fathers' Motto
The Five Fathers are a group of five men, consisting of Dr. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer, Lee Hong, Pablo Belisario Ochoa, Franz Fuchs, and Arkadij Jegorov. They are all Agent 47's genetic fathers.
In the 1950's, five men of various nationalities served in the same unit of the French Foreign Legion. They became friends and Ort-Meyer eventually shared his ideas to create an army of superhuman clones.
After their stint in the French Foreign Legion was finished, each of the fathers donated their DNA to Ort-Meyer's project, as well as funding for his research, allowing him to set up a mental institution in Romania as a cover for his genetic experiments. Meanwhile, the other four all became major crime lords, terrorists or both.
In exchange for the research funding, Ort-Meyer provided his former comrades with donor organs harvested from clone bodies, which significantly extended their longevity and made them appear much younger.
However, over time, the other four fathers began to get impatient with Ort-Meyer and began demanding that he gave them their share of the clones. Ort-Meyer finally released Agent 47 and hired him to kill all of the other fathers, before eventually being killed by Agent 47 himself.
- In Hitman: Codename 47, each of Ort-Meyer's accomplices are said to be in their 60s, but most of them appear younger.
- Each of the five fathers had their own clone designated to them in Ort-Meyer's lab, despite the fact Ort-Meyer was going to send Agent 47 to kill the fathers.