The sole target of the mission is The King, who will spend most of his time in a pagoda in the center of Chinatown, though he will occasionally step out of it to either walk around or go with his dealer to his apartment. 47 is allowed in most public areas.
The Dealer Ruse
The arguably easiest way to assassinate the King is to kill or subdue the dealer, take his disguise and lure the King to the apartment. It's possible to do this almost as soon as the level begins by going to the right after walking through the gate into Chinatown, past the staircase leading down to the dealer's stash and to the right of an adult film store. There will be an alley at the end of which a police officer sits watching TV. On the wall to the right, there is a fuse box. Disable it to get the police officer to leave his position, step back into the crowd and wait for him to attend to the fusebox. Then go through the alley (entering the area past the fusebox counts as trespassing and the area past the TV is a hostile area), pick up a bottle on the way to use later and step into the apartment. If the dealer is inside, subdue him and dump his body in a container in the room. Afterwards, hide behind a corner and throw an object into the hallway behind the police officer to lure him away from the open. He will step inside to investigate. Wait for him to turn around (if you're not wearing a disguise that gives access), sneak up behind him, subdue him, drag his body up the stairs and hide him inside a container. This is to make it easier to exit the apartment, since he will be watching.
This is the stealthiest method to enter the apartment and can be used in some of the below methods. The disguise is useful throughout the entire level because it is unique, meaning others can't see through it, and allows access everywhere useful. Wearing the dealer disguise in front of the King will trick him into believing 47 is the dealer and into coming with him. After getting him inside the apartment, 47 can then kill him by shooting or melee killing him.
47 can also frame the Dealer by poisoning the drugs in his apartment without incapacitating the Dealer. There are no challenges for this method though, only some panicked dialog by the Dealer.
Inside the dealer's apartment there is a Kazo TRG on the table. If the dealer has left or been subdued, it can be picked up and used to kill the King from the open window. If the dealer is still alive and conscious, you can do the "Two for the Price of One" challenge by firing a single shot through the King and the dealer if you time the shot right. This method is a bit messy since the shot will attract attention and on higher difficulties the S.W.A.T. team will be deployed after the shot is fired. If the police officer at the end of the stairs is still awake, he will be alerted and run up the stairs. If he does, subdue him or sneak past him by hiding.
- Related Challenge: Master Poisoner
The King can be poisoned three different ways. All use the Fugu Fish poison, which can be obtained from a counter near a restaurant stand, near the axe.
- Related Challenge: Hot Coffee
The King keeps a cup of coffee on a table in the pagoda. An easier way to access it is to be disguised as a police officer, a market vendor or, easier yet, the dealer since NPCs won't see through his disguise, poison the coffee when nobody's looking and slip away. With proper timing, this can be accomplished while wearing the suit.
- Related Challenge: Let's Do Lunch
At a restaurant booth near a dead end not far from the manhole there is a platter of food, apparently sushi, which the King will occasionally eat from. Apply the Fugu Fish onto it and simply wait for the King to eat it.
- Related Challenge: Don't Do Drugs
The King can also be poisoned via the dealer's drugs. One way is to simply apply the Fugu onto the lines of cocaine on the table in the apartment. Another is to go down the stairs to the alcove where a package of the drugs are hidden. After being called by the King, the dealer will go down there to pick up the package and later put the drugs on the table in his apartment after inviting the King there. Before he arrives, put poison on the stash and let him do the rest. The latter method is a bit time consuming, but easy. When the King uses the drugs, he will be poisoned and die. You can also be the dealer himself, after that you can hide his body to improve the score and complete the mission more stealthy since no one will be alert to his death.
The best way to kill the King using explosives is to do so in the alley where his car is parked. Police officer(s) will be patrolling, but can be subdued or killed. If you do so, you will have to lure them to the right of the car by throwing something there so it won't be spotted. Afterwards, dump the bodies in the nearby garbage container so they won't be killed if you want to finish the Controlled Demolition challenge. There is a stash of weapons, including remote explosives, up the stairs to the left of the car. After placing one of the explosives behind the car, trigger the car alarm to lure the King there. When he's close enough, detonate the bomb from a safe distance.
- Related Challenge: Man Down
Near the place that the King eats food, there is a manhole which the King will check after eating. The player can choose push the King down the manhole, killing him instantly, but will certainly be noticed by the police nearby, making it impossible to get "Infiltrator" challenge through this way. Alternatively, the King can be shot into the manhole with the sniper rifle in the drug dealer's apartment.
You can use an object to distract the officer so that you can push the King into the hole unnoticed.
Also, shooting down the cargo (same cargo from drop dead challenge) from a concealed position whilst the King is eating the sushi will cause the cop to go & investigate it, allowing you to push the King down the manhole unnoticed
- Related Challenge: Drop Dead
Near a wall not far from the mission's exit point, there is a suspended load of sacks hanging by a chain. The King will sometimes walk up below it and urinate. When he walks under it and in front of the board, take aim at the chain with the silenced Silverballer from a cover position and fire, causing the cargo to fall down on the King and kill him.
The level's exit is at the restaurant with the duck sign near the falling cargo.
|Chameleon||Pick up all the disguises.||Use the each of the disguises.|
|Evidence Collector||Find the evidence.||Collect the evidence on the table under the pagoda next to the coffee the King is drinking.|
|Infiltrator||Avoid getting spotted.||Complete the mission without being spotted.|
|Suit Only||Avoid using disguises.||Complete the mission without changing out of the beginning outfit.|
|Kaboom||Messy but effective.||Kill the King with an explosion.|
|A Killing View||Best try to get an overview of the situation.||Kill the King from the dealer's apartment with a sniper rifle.|
|Controlled Demolition||Like a surgeon, the demolitions expert avoids collateral damage.||Kill the King with an explosion without killing anyone else.|
|Man Down||Like dropping off the face of the earth.||Push the King into the shaft next to the food kiosk where he gets his lunch.|
|Drop Dead||Someone is in for a severe headache.||Kill the King by dropping the suspended cargo on him (near the mission exit).|
|Two for the Price of One||When the targets align, anything is possible.||Kill the King and his dealer with a single shot from a sniper rifle.|
|Clean Sweep||The King has been too nosy for his own good.||Retrieve the evidence and escape the mission without being spotted.|
|Don't Do Drugs||Kick the habit or it could kick you right back.||Poison the drugs; either the line in the dealer's apartment or the stash.|
|Hot Coffee||Flavored with a pinch of death.||Poison the King's coffee.|
|Let's Do Lunch||They say food is the way to a man's heart.||Poison the King's lunch.|
|Master Poisoner||So many options, so little time.||Complete Don't Do Drugs, Hot Coffee, and Let's Do Lunch.|
|Quid Pro Quo||Complete "The King of Chinatown."||Finish the mission; no requirements.|
|Veiled Death - Part I||There is nothing like a man in uniform.||Kill the dealer while wearing the Chicago Police Officer disguise without being spotted.|
|Veiled Death - Part II||Who can you trust if not your drug dealer?||Kill the King while wearing the Dealer disguise without being spotted.|
|Mastery: The King of Chinatown||If this guy was a cat, he would still be dead.||Complete all other challenges.|