|“||You're a traitor. You've always been a traitor. It's in your blood.||„|
|~ The Asset's last words to Jason Bourne.|
The Asset is the secondary antagonist of the 2016 film, Jason Bourne, the fifth installment of the Bourne series.
He was portrayed by Vincent Cassel who also played Philippe LaRoche.
Sometime before the events of the movie, he assassinated Richard Webb (Jason's father) via car bomb under orders from CIA director Robert Dewey.
When Bourne exposed the program Blackbriar, the Asset, who was working as one of the program's agents, was captured and tortured by the terrorists whom he had infiltrated. The CIA took two years to free him from this. After that, he held a grudge against Bourne for all of this.
During a chase in Greece, the Asset kills Nicky Parsons and later tracks Bourne in London, intending to kill both him and Malcolm Smith, a former Treadstone surveillance operative.
Later at a convention in Las Vegas, the Asset is ordered to take out Aaron Kalloor and Heather Lee, but Bourne stops the assassinations. After Heather kills Dewey, Bourne chases down the Asset in an intense car chase and eventually corners him in a sewer, where he kills him in a brutal hand-to-hand fight by breaking his neck.
- Richard Webb
- Nicky Parsons
- Malcolm Smith