Who is the Final Boss in “Death By Zero”?
WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Death By Zero, ending August 7, 2020.
As Death By Zero <殺手> gears up for its final week of broadcast, it’s also time to bring forth the main antagonist—the Assassin Hunter.
Starring Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Moses Chan (陳豪), Ali Lee (李佳芯), Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Elena Kong (江美儀), and Samantha Ko (高海寧), Death By Zero follows a league of assassins operating in Hong Kong. For years they operated under a seamless system of avenging and profiting, but appearance of the Assassin Hunter in episode 24 completely throws that system to chaos.
In his opening scene, the Assassin Hunter makes his attacks on the assassin “Cleaners”, including Sam Sam (Samantha Ko). He successfully kills Ah Fan (Tony Yee 易智遠) but Sam Sam manages to escape in time. Fung Sir (James Ng 吳業坤) soon arrives at the scene to pursue Hunter, only to discover that Sam Sam had been a Cleaner all along.
Netizens have long speculated that Parker (Brian Tse 謝東閔), who has gone dark, is the true identity of the Assassin Hunter. But a good minority believes that Fung Sir could also be the Hunter, and netizens have the receipts to prove it.
It was reported by an earlier spoiler that the final boss is a “young, handsome man.” He has already appeared on the show, and has had interactions with Zero (Moses Chan) and Yama (Wayne Lai). By the process of elimination, Parker and Fung Sir are two of the biggest characters suspected to be the Assassin Hunter.
Netizens speculating Fung Sir as the final boss are pointing out that the “darkening” of Parker is meant to be a distraction and smoke screen for the true final boss. They argue that the possibility of Fung Sir having hallucinations—which was briefly grazed over in the form of dialogue—is an attempt at foreshadowing his true identity.
There are also those who theorize that the entire assassin world in Hong Kong is all but a fake world imagined by Fung Sir, who is suffering from depression and mild schizophrenia. They argue that while all the characters appearing on the show truly exist, their careers as assassins are imaginary. For example: Zero is literally just a coffee shop owner and Sam Sam is literally just a good-looking young janitor. As many characters on the show often point out to Fung Sir that he often mistakes them for others, they theorize that this could possibly be a way to tell viewers that Fung Sir is truly have hallucinations and delusions.
James Ng was reached out for comment about this theory. He said, “They’re very creative! Unfortunately I cannot spoil anything. But what I can say is that my character is genuine. He is what he is. Whatever you see about him is true. Fung is really stubborn about assassins! You will know what will happen to him in the final chapter!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.