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Owen Wagner (also known as "Protagonist") is a black hat hacker that appeared as an elusive target available from August 26th, 2016 to August 29th, 2016 in the mission The Showstopper. The Black Hat was the first elusive target whose appearance was not known.

The target reappeared from March 9th to March 19th, 2018.


Wagner is a shadowy legend in the modern world of information warfare. A brilliant computer security engineer, his unique skills have been linked to data theft and high-profile intrusions against multinational corporations, as well as nation states, for several years.

ICA files link him to a series of lesser-known hacks in support of the IAGO network. It is not clear whether he is working for IAGO for profit or whether spymaster Dalia Margolis has some leverage over him.

Wagner has a long-term partner known as "Whitecap", though this individual is not a target. Additionally, intelligence points to the target having a weakness for a particular style of American-brand jam, most likely acquired while at a university in the United States.

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HITMAN Elusive Target 9 The Black Hat-0

The Black Hat
Target Owen Wagner
Method Any
Diguise Any
Location The Showstopper Paris
Date August 26th, 2016 August 29th, 2016
Reactivation March 9th, 2018 March 19th, 2018


Wagner can be found in the attic of the Palais de Walewska. The room has been modified to be filled with computers, a camera box, and the door outside being fitted with a camera. Wagner, being the member without the hat on, will be walking around the room talking to "Whitecap". If the player is caught by the camera before destroying it, they must go inside the room (or to the basement of the palace) and delete the evidence.

He is a six feet tall white individual with aviator sunglasses and a white leather jacket


  • If one was to use the C++ featured in Wagner's teaser, they would get the text: "AVOID THE SECURITY CAMERA OUTSIDE THE DOOR AT ALL COSTS!" Strangely, even if you are detected by the camera, nothing will happen. The player can also still erase the tapes like normal.