Assassinated By: Assassin hired by the International Bank of Business and Credit (IBBC)
Cause of Death: Pricked by an unseen object that causes him to vomit profusely before dropping dead on the street

What's so scary about the assassination that begins The International is how vulnerable is makes us feel. All it takes for the victim, arms manufacturer Umberto Calvini, to fatally keel over is a casual bump into a fellow sidewalk pedestrian.

Think about it: How many folks do you unintentionally touch bodies with on trains, or in crowded shopping malls? It's enough to make you never want to leave the house, or at least invest in a new goose-down North Face coat. It'd take a prick the size of a yardstick to penetrate one of those suckers. Ayo!