Best Assassin's Creed Characters

The Top Ten
1 Ezio

Ezio was the most powerful in terms of combat. His weapons were powerful and he could take down several armored guards in seconds. He was simply unstoppable on the battlefield. He was also one of the best at parkour. In addition, he was the wealthiest assassin, and even owned the colosseum for a short time. His achievments are also the most impressive. He saved the roman assassins brotherhood, destroyed the Templar order TWICE in two differant countries, trained the legendary assassin shao jun, and discovered altair's codex. He was also quite wise in his older years.

Ezio downright, is the best assassin of all time. He is deadliest, most stealthy, and quietest assassin ever. Unlike connor, ezio actually gets his work done in right way. He does everything simple, not like connor who wastes time doing stuff his way which is fighting out in the open rather than being discrete and blending with the crowd. Ezio without doubt is far better than any other assassin including connor.

Altair may have wisdom and Conner may have skill but Ezio has a mixture. He has had three games to learn and become one of the wisest assassins of all time and coming from no training, he compares to Conner. And of course he compares to Edward in his general life. We have seen this man from birth to death over the span of three games and a half hour animation.

Ezio sucks. The guy just knows how to climb rooftops. Also, he puts on the outfit, and then he's suddenly an Assassin himself. Doesn't make sense. Not to mention I never cared for his bland story or his snotty attitude at times. He's basically an older Damian Wayne. And I'd choose Damian over Ezio. So that's saying something, given my hate for him.

2 Edward Kenway

Edward Kenway was a very interesting character. He started with having no regard for anyone, he just wanted to make money, which is a very interesting take on an individual in assassin's creed, but later on in the game, you see change in Edward as he shows remorse and sympathy and becomes a loving father. Furthermore, he is confident and daring and is quite the bad-ass since he has no fears. Also, he has a huge variety of skills; he has the coolest looking counters, when two guards attack edward at once, Edward finishes them off in style, he also is a captain of one of the most feared ships in the Caribbean seas, he also carries 4 guns, 2 swords, 2 hidden blades, sleeping darts, bezerk darts, etc. He can also swim away from sharks, dive, defeat many powerful people, which includes a sage. Also, not to mention the fact that he wasn't ever racist to his buddy on the Jackdaw and that he developed his skills with no mentoring, which is remarkable since his moves are most impressive. He is ...more

Enough is told already. I am going to tell what I liked in that character or game. Edward Kenway is best.

He owns a big ship. Some of the activities with Edward I liked were but not limited to capturing shanties, discovering treasure chests, getting assassination targets, looting ships, hunting animals, Synchronizing, hiring dancers, crew members, going to taverns, playing mini games, double assassinations, searching glowing / shiny objects (Shards) (forgetting the name) and many more, acquiring forts, defeating final bosses, upgrading weapons, Changing outfits and a lot of more.

"Edward Kenway is skilled in every weapon you hand him. Yes he is not as stealthy as Ezio but Edward Kenway has more skill in fighting than Ezio dose. You want the proof well first of all Edward Kenway killed a master assassin with no training what so ever. Also he killed the templars that the assassins were trying to kill for ages. There fore Edward Kenway is the best assassin in the Assassin's Creed brotherhood.

Edward is sure as hell number one. No competition at all. He has developed his own sense of morals and values, as well as his fighting style I guess. He just doesn't give a care about anything, he's deadly as it gets. Doesn't follow nobody but himself, that's the main thing that got me hooked. Oh, and yea.. has the most guts out of any other character that was introduced in the other AC games. One man army. That's basically it, one amazing character.

3 Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad

Altair is clearly the best assassin of all time. Just look at what he has done. He achieved the master assassin rank 25, which is the youngest age that an assassin has ever gained that title. He brought the order out of corruption, not once, not twice, but three times. He is the reason that the assassins went around the world starting bureaus, so that they are not vulnerable to attack and so that they could spread the ways of their order. He created the codex, came up with new technology, and is the only person to understand the apple of eden as well as he did. He is the renowned father of the order and is a total badass assassin. I am not dissing on Ezio here, but you just can't go up against Altair's skill, wisdom, and legacy. He has clearly affected the order the most in a good way. Altair is the model for all assassins everywhere. Altair was active during the crusades! Thousands of years later, he is still looked upon by everyone as the greatest assassin there ever was. Don't ...more

Despite lacking a sense of humor, you could say he's the father of the brotherhood as we know it. Before him, the Assassins were weak and easily misled into serving the goals of men like Al-Muallim, Abbas Sofian, and others. He also reformed the foundations of the creed itself to be a true philosophy rather than just a set of blind beliefs, something which Assassins should reject. He revised the rituals and drove the brotherhood out of the vicious circle of traditions and into the true meaning of the creed. Master Assassin at the age of 25, and Mentor at 26, the only Assassin who can be his contender in matters of skills and service of the creed is Ezio. One eradicated the Templar order from the holy lands, the other did the same in Europe. Altair's way above Edward, who despite his unbelievable skill, could never be fully considered as a great Assassin for the following reasons:
1- He was in for the money until he discovered he had a daughter at the end, and that's when he went ...more

I think Altair is the best because he was the first assassin. ezio wouldn't even be an assassin if Altair didn't exist plus Altair is the most skilled and Altair is my inspiration and my nickname.ezio had to watch his own parents die right in front of him. Altair lived longer then ezio he only made it to 64 well Altair made it to 80 and Altair achieved more and accomplished more. Altair died protecting the apple of Eden and the peace of Eden and ezio had to go and steal the peace. And that's why I think Altair is the best assassin of all time

I love this character. He went from an arrogant prick to a good person who went out of his way to save the Creed. He is truly one of the most noble assassins

4 Haytham Kenway

The best character in the series intelligent, charismatic, wise, multidimensional, mysterious, sassy, and ultimate badass. He survived, and experienced more, than any character in the series. He was a Templar, but as a conflicted character he often questionated their ways, believed Assassins and Templars aren't much different, and his ultimate goal was peace, world in which no people would have experienced what he had. He also was one of few, which decided to drop searching for pieces of eden, because he knew they were dangerous, unlike Achilles and his retarded crew. Also for all people talking, that Haytham was bad, because he tried to kill his own son, you should know, that was the one, which saved Connor for execution, and let his son kill him. He could easily eliminate Connor easily, but at the end he knew, that he can't do this to a child of woman, he only ever loved, and that he can't loose the last person he cares about. He tried to convince himself that he doesn't care, but ...more

Haytham and the Colonial Templars are definitely the best antogonists of the series. Not just because of the characters, but also in their beliefs. Every time you assassinate a Templar, you always question if killing them was right after their true intentions were revealed. AC 3 and Rogue show how the Assassins are just as bad as the Templars, and could be considered worse because of how stubborn the Assassins are while Templars listen to reason.

I feel really attached to him. He is really charismatic and his sarcastic humor makes me laugh. His backstory explained in Forsaken made him more tragic, human and complex which is better. Also his conversations with Connor and their ideologies discussion were amazing. He deserves to protaganize a whole game or at least he deserved to appear a bit more in Rogue and Assassin's Creed 3.

"Just to let you know to the people that like Haytham Kenway is not an assassin. He was the leader of the templars and he wanted to kill and destroy the assassins. He even tried to kill his own son."

5 Connor

I thought connor was an incredible character. Really different than the kinds of characters you see today who are usually just all flash and looks and with really bad attitudes, a want for revenge and real short tempers. He stood up for what he believed in, never gave up, never backed regardless of how many people put him down. He was humble, brave, strong, had a generally calm, stoic personality, and while he did have his flaws and make his mistakes, that just made him human. And, just as an added bonus, he was also attractive physically. Please remember, you are entitled to your opinion and I to mine. Please leave out any negative feedback. Thank you.

Connor had the deepest skill set and toolbox to get the job done. I think the only other assassin in the series, to date, who could hang with Connor toe-to-toe would be Altair but that is based purely off the combat systems and how many different offensive and defensive maneuvers are available to each assassin. Connor combined agility, blazing speed, and slick take downs with the likes of his rope hook and tomahawk... This dude was a warrior that stood out amongst war heroes from the colonies, the British empire, and even the hessians...known bad asses. He also had the most noble set of characters and lacked the vices found teeming in Ezio and Edward. Assassin's Creed 3 is not well-liked for a reason I cannot understand. I think most video game nerds live vicariously through Ezio as how he is portrayed as some kind of charming womanizer. I really loved Assassin's Creed Revelations though, it's my third favorite after the original, and then 3. 4 Is awesome too...after Unity--I disowned ...more

Connor is a great example of something in society called "the demonization of the introvert." Connor is good character, and assassin. Most people seem not to like him "because he isn't Ezio." Connor speaks louder through his actions than his words. He is an introvert, and had a hard time accepting his role as a leader in the assassins and the lifestyle they live. Just look at his life. Everyone who he has put faith in has either died, been killed by him, or stabbed him in the back, and after all of it he continues to carry on in the assassins. He had no support system of reliable people growing up, and because of that, he relied more on himself in the beginning. This can be seen when Connor spares the life of a Templar, despite Achilles telling him to kill him. However, Connor learns from the tragedies that befall him and begins to examine the philosophies of the Assassins and embrace them. This can be seen in Assassin's Creed: Liberation when he follows his orders to go on a mission ...more

Assassins Creed is a really good series with a number of characters. And three has to be my favorite because of Connor. If you watched the trailer then you know how bad ass he is. He runs through a town being bombarded by canons and blows up two ships. Then comes back charges through the enemy's defenses( he actually sneaks through but you get the point) and then assassinates the commander. And not only that but he almost single handedly tracks and kills all of the templars in the colonies. SPOILER ALERT. And the ending was just awesome he chase the last Templar through a burning boat gets shot after he stabs him and then tracks him down while wounded and slowly puts a knife in his head.

6 Shay Cormac

I believe that Shay Cormac is one of the strongest assassin because he gain the skills of an assassin and templar. The man is an 'assassin hunter' he takes out those who stands in his or the order's way. The assassins are invincible but Shay has no problem of taking them down. I'm telling you people, I'll bet millions of dollars that Shay Cormac can defeat Edward Kenway, Adewale, Arno, Desmond, Jacob Frye, Evie Frye, Edward Thatch, Mary Read and so on but except the ones like Ezio, Conner, Altäir and other strongest assassins.

This character is awesome and all, but when you think about it, Shay's story is a reverse version of Edward Kenway's story
1. Shay was an Assassin/Edward was a Templar (albeit unknowingly)
2. Shay turned on the Assassins and screwed them over/Edward turned on the Templars and screwed them over
3. Both weren't born into their orders, Shay being brought in by his buddy Liam, and Edward being brought in with the ever tempting promise of money and fame

Just love the guy so much...He was a good man with good intentions. Leaving the brotherhood may not seem right but was actually the right thing to do. Simply loved how he nearly wiped out the brotherhood. Being able to use his skills to hunt down those who taught him in the first place, simply epic...Plus Assassin's creed Rogue was my first game I played out of the franchise so I seriously like Shay Patrick Cormac.

"Uphold the principles of our Order, and all for that for which we stand. Never share our secrets nor divulge the true nature of our work. Do so until death -- whatever the cost. This is my new creed. I am Shay Patrick Cormac. Templar of the Colonial… of the American Rite. I am an older man now, and perhaps wiser. A war and a revolution have ended, and another is about to begin. May the Father of Understanding guide us all."

Should there be any further explanations after this?

7 Desmond Miles

I miss him in the series so much. He was a great guy. I understand why he abandoned the creed when he was younger. Dude, he doesn't wanted to fight oé hurt everyone, he was always forced to make part of something he never wanted for. He just wished a normal life nothing less or more. The guy doesn't had even a decent childhood or perhaps a life. For me, he is a very strong guy may not the best character, but I don't agree that Ezio is the best. Dude, I mean, think. Desmond was a animus subject, so, he had all his ancestors skills also, Altair+Ezio+Connor= Desmond's assassin skills. And now I ask two things for you: 1- HOW in the earth Ezio could defeat someone with his same abilities and the double because of Altair and Connor? / 2- if you voted in ezio, did you make this because he is the more badass according to other opinions, OR because AC2 and ACB are considered the best games in the series also both with him protagonizing?

Why did they kill him off? Why? What the hell prompted the directors to do that? I wanted him to get with Lucy and have kids with her, then I wanted to see his story and his kids' legacies! It makes me so mad...

He's the reason we got to see what I think was the best of the assassins other than Conner. Ezio and Altir are the OGs of the creed and all these new assassins don't compare in my opinion.

Although desmond is lazy and doesn't like to listen to his father he is the fastest at sprinting climbing and free running he also has the fastest take downs out of all of the Assassin's and I believe is the only one who had taken on two templars by himself and killed them with ease.
But although he might'n be the strongest, sacrificing himself to save mankind rather then being most powerful on the earth has to count for somthing?

8 Arno Dorian

Arno should be higher! Well, Arno is like Ezio+Altair in one, and this is like Assassin's Creed 2, Remember when Ezio started to become an Assassin when he was at his young adult years? Well Arno might even surpass those two. Arno is clever, superiority in stealth and parkour makes him even more deadlier. Its not all about the kills, its about on "How to Kill efficiently"

He loved a Templar like Altair and joined the brotherhood for revenge like Ezio. He is determined to do what is right like Connor and he is determined to achieve something great like Edward. He betrayed the brotherhood for the sake of others like Shay and and is willing to sacrifice for the greater good like Desmond.

Ok, he is not the best character, I'm also meh for him. I just see everybody liking him because of skills and eagle vision and blah blah blah. But he is not all this. Is just a new factor the developers put in the gameplay, so that means other AC games will have too. I just think he is a bit too much ezio-copy within the charm. I didn't think he was so funny like they say. But he was ok. I admit he is better than that annoying redhead

Deeply flawed and far from what most would consider to be an "ideal" assassin, Arno is one of the most relatable protagonists in the franchise. He is capable of choosing for himself instead of blindly following authority, and the most fiercely loyal to those he loves.

9 Bayek

You can tell the list is old by the fact that Bayek is down at 19.
Best written character since Ezio. They crafted such a great character with him. He is capable of relentless fury but also heartwarming affection for those he loves and helps. He also cracks the odd joke here and there. His tragedy cuts deep into his Ka (I had to) and drives him for the main game. Then, he understands he has to let go of what he knew, which includes his wife, and devotes his life to an ideal. He is an amazing craft of humanity and emotion but also of perseverance and devotion to the people of his land
Also, war elephants. And a gladiator.

Not only was he the founder of the creed, he's clearly one of the most determined. Yes he was blinded by his need for revenge, but its what pushed him to make the creed. It made him see the corruption in the world around him

Bayek is amazing, so charismatic and very well assassins.

Bayek should at least be top ten a beast.

10 Leonardo Da Vinci
The Contenders
11 Jacob Frye

Jacob Frye is one of the most underrated and misunderstood characters in the franchise. He is actually one of the deadliest combatants and most efficient killers of all the assassins. He's very relatable as a character due to his many flaws and he also has an incredibly fun personality, making him a real pleasure to play the game with. He's one of the coolest looking assassins in the franchise, with an amazing sense of style. He gets things done and doesn't hesitate to get rid of templars just like his assassin predecessors have been doing for centuries and should still be doing during his time, but aren't. Unfortunately, he is put in a story that suffers greatly from bad plot and overall poor writing, combined with a second protagonist "perfect" sister with no character flaws, making Jacob come across as an incompetent idiot when he absolutely isn't. He's just young, immature, reckless and brash like Edward Kenway or even a young Ezio Auditore, that eventually, like them, matures and ...more

Jacob is harder to like because he was in the last game before the timeline went back to the start. Syndicate was released in dark times for the franchise and thus was seen as a lesser game on quality, one of the high points was half of the main characters Jacob Frye. Jacob has a ruthless yet comedic attitude to his profession, he brings a completely original character to the franchise instead of the more common trope of having a troubled past.

I really dislike Evie, her personality put a bad taste in my mouth. But Jacob? Yes please! He's one of my all time favorites and I love his personality, his sarcasm is incredible and I wish there was more of it!

He is my all time favorite. He is halarious, has moments of anger, but at Jack the ripper, he didn't have much time at all.

Sure there was Jack for a while, and Evie for the rest, but really, a humorous guy, shunned out. I didn't like that at all.

12 Evie Frye

Not the best but she is clearly an amazing assassin who thinks clearly, analyzes situations and acts the best way possible in order to achieve her goal while not endangering the life of others and she even fixes the screw-ups of her twin brother Jacob who recklessly makes decisions and doesn't completely care about the effects of his actions. Evie is great when it comes to stealth and is smart, following in the footsteps of her late father(who Evie described to be the ideal assassin.) Overrall Evie Frye is a great assassin when it comes to stealth, strategy, and combat.

Evie Frye is my third favourite because she's the serious one but she's also stealthy like her brother Jacob and all-around awesome like Jacob and is a good assassin.

She is great with Stealth, as well as being very precise and well planned. She's the one to always clean up Jacob's mess.

I loved playing as Evie. She was way more assassin-y than Jacob. I rank her 3rd behind Ezio and Arno. Edward Kenway was badass but he was a pirate.

13 Al Mualim
14 Mary Read

Definitely one of the best AC 4 characters. I really liked that mysterious air around her, plus she is also based of historicial character of that same name. *Spoiler* I wonder what happened to her child...

She's my all time fave next to Edward. I wish there would be a story about her daughter discovering who her mother was. Could be a really good story.

Oh my gosh she is one of my favorite characters and I really hoped that she would get with Edward! Gosh darn it making me mad.

Top class character who was the whole reason edward did what he did. If she hadn't of died he never would have done what he did

15 Rodrigo Borgia
16 Edward Thatch (Blackbeard)

Only one who doesn't literally try to slice your throat open when you tell him to not do something.

The name blackbeard just scream badass and boss and sveg and awsomenes and beutifulness and beard also love and passion and pleasure and...

He's a legend in real life! Come on people!?

One of the awful moments of AC4 is when he died.

17 Adewale

Adwale gets so little credit. Most of the missions in freedom cry were saving people. And I think he looks the coolest.

This guy can beat the hell out of Shay which is a huge bonus.

Sad when you have to KILL him in rouge!

Adewale is underrated

18 Caroline Scott-Kenway

Caroline is awesome she is stealthy but not as stealthy and she's also fun to watch.

19 Aveline

Why is she not far more up, she was an amazing assassin and A WOMAN.

She got that 4.0 forty time

Her game was the first ac game I played and is still my second favorite, my first being black flag

Aveline is awesome!

20 Lucy

Why isn't Rebecca on top of her?

21 Caterina Sforza
22 Stede Bonnet

He is some jolly guy. I like him. Although I am saying this doesn't he become a pirate?!?!

In the first mission, Steve looks like he wants to kill Edward. Proof? Look when Edward rescued Steve

Yes, he says so in a cut scene in ac4, he got his own schooner and all. However later down the track a raid of his went wrong and he was sent to Charlestown to be hanged. He did on the end of a rope :'(

He is very optimistic

23 Cesare Borgia
24 Aya
25 Sean Hastings
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