Are assassins glamorous or repellent? Games like Assassin’s Creed and movies John Wick paint assassins in a reasonably stylish way, living to a code, tough as nails and loyal friends.
But they’re just murderers, right? Contract killers who take cash to ruin lives. What’s chic about that?
Entering the competition was easy; all you had to do was say whether you identified as male, female or not, and whether you thought assassins were glamorous or repellent.
I’m not sure that there are any surprises but let’s take a look at the breakdown between the genders.
Geek Native readers thought that assassins are glamorous at a ratio of nearly 3:1. And yes, this isn’t a scientific poll and the entrants were trying to win an assassin game which is a strong skew, but at over 120 responses it was a popular competition.
Compared to average, men were even more likely to think that assassins are stylish. 78.8% of men thought so.
|I think assassins are glamorous.||78.79%|
|I think assassins are repellent.||21.21%|
Most women thought assassins are stylish too but at a lower rate than men. The ratio is closer to 2:1
|I think assassins are glamorous.||65.31%|
|I think assassins are repellent.||34.69%|
6.5% of people who took part in the competition identify as neither male nor female. As it turns out, that’s an even number of responses, and 50% thought assassins are stylish, and 50% thought assassins to be repellent.
Here’s the raw data.
|Answer||Percentage (over all)|
|I’m a man, and I think assassins are glamorous.||42.3%|
|I’m a man, and I think assassins are repellent.||11.4%|
|I’m a woman, and I think assassins are glamorous.||26.0%|
|I’m a woman, and I think assassins are repellent.||13.8%|
|I’m neither a man nor a woman, and I think assassins are glamorous.||3.3%|
|I’m neither a man nor a woman, and I think assassins are repellent.||3.3%|
So, if you’re running from an assassin and are looking for someone to help you purely because they object to the actions of your would-be killer then, statistically, find someone who considers themselves to be neither a man nor a woman. They will be your most likely ally.
Creative Commons credit; Phantom Assassin by Wakigawa.
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