Which Historic Female Assassin Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Most assassins are never identified, and few share the same motivation for their crimes. Male killers often have a background in their craft, either obtained in the military, the police, or the underworld. Due to the generally accepted gender roles of women, few female assassins have made their mark on history, but their rarity ties perfectly to their uniqueness.

Some female assassins acted out of personal passion, killing those who crossed their families, their allies, and their friends. Others acted out of political motivations, or moral calculus. Still, other female assassins were pure mercenaries, out to make a buck at any cost, to anyone, friend or foe.

Then, of course, there is the matter of methods. Some assassins, especially those driven by personal revenge, prefer to kill close up and personal, to feel the action as much as possible, to obtain satisfaction. 

Other assassins want to be close to the action, so they can oversee it, but retain a safe distance from their target, for plausible deniability. Still other killers, either because they don't mind seeing the death or because they don't want to see it, keep themselves as far from the action as possible, letting others dirty their hands.

How would you kill, and why? Which historic female assassin does that make you?

How attached to your family are you?

How idealistic are you?

Do you live a comfortable life?

How honorable are you?

Do you aspire to greatness?

How mercenary are you?

How attuned to politics are you?

How much are you a part of "the system"?

How humble are your origins?

How high are your aspirations?

How do you expect you will be treated if caught in an assassination?

How close do you like to be to the action?

Would you murder because of the murder of a third party you had nothing to do with?

Would you murder someone close to you?

Would you justify your murder to other people?

Would you cultivate a public image separate from your assassination work?

Would you use subterfuge to get close to your target?

What weapon would you prefer to use to dispatch your target?

Would you hang around after your assassination?

If caught, would you deny your crimes?

How much does general morality govern the focus of your rage?

Would you murder on behalf of someone else?

Would society agree with your acts of murder?

Are you already well liked?

Would the discovery of your murder or murders change the way people see you?

Would you use a nom de guerre?

Would you cultivate a whole separate identity?

Are you in it for the money?

Are you in it for the fame?

Are you an ideologue?

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