Maria of the Missing


The fifth installment of the Hitman series – number 5, dubbed ‘Absolution’ (2012) – featured a large number of references to Catholicism: the Roman Catholic orphanage, the priest disguise of the protagonist ‘Hitman #47’ and random appearances of imagery depicting the Virgin Mary.

In Part 1, Mission 5 (Hunter and Hunted), sublevel 1 (Courtyard), the player can come across a subterrain chamber in which a statue of the Virgin Mary can be found. Her statue is set in a cavity in the all, candles are lit in front of her, and on three walls all sort of papers are hung with pictures of missing men, women and children. Hitman Absolution is not a family friendly game, nor a very pious one, but the appearance of Mary of the Missing is subtle and sublime.

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