Top 10 Best Assassin's Creed Characters

Best characters from all of the Assassin's Creed games.
The Top Ten
1 Ezio Auditore da Firenze

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 achievements are also the most impressive. He saved the Roman Assassins Brotherhood, destroyed the Templar order twice in two different countries, trained the legendary assassin Shao Jun, and discovered Altair's Codex. He was also quite wise in his older years.

2 Edward Kenway

Edward Kenway was a very interesting character. He started with having no regard for anyone, solely focused on making money. This is a unique perspective for an individual in Assassin's Creed. However, as the game progresses, there is a notable change in Edward. He begins to show remorse and sympathy, ultimately becoming a loving father.

Furthermore, he is confident, daring, and quite the badass, as he shows no fear. Edward also possesses a wide array of skills. He has the coolest looking counters. When two guards attack him simultaneously, Edward finishes them off with style. Moreover, he is the captain of one of the most feared ships in the Caribbean Seas. He carries an impressive arsenal: four guns, two swords, two hidden blades, sleeping darts, berserk darts, and more. Edward can also swim away from sharks, dive, and defeat many powerful opponents, including a sage.

Additionally, it's worth mentioning that he was never racist towards his buddy on the Jackdaw. Remarkably, he developed his skills without any mentoring. His moves are most impressive, making him a daring and intellectual individual. Playing as Edward provokes a pleasant sensation. All in all, he is a great assassin/pirate.

3 Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad

Altaïr is clearly the best assassin of all time. Just look at what he has done. He achieved the rank of Master Assassin at 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 the assassins went around the world starting bureaus, so they are not vulnerable to attack and can 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 Altaïr's skill, wisdom, and legacy. He has clearly affected the order the most in a good way. Altaïr is the model for all assassins everywhere.

Altaïr 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 forget, he has the sickest costume as well!

4 Haytham Kenway

Haytham Kenway is the best character in the series - intelligent, charismatic, wise, multidimensional, mysterious, sassy, and an ultimate badass. He survived and experienced more than any character in the series. As a Templar, he was a conflicted character who often questioned their ways. He believed that Assassins and Templars aren't much different, and his ultimate goal was peace - a world in which no one would have experienced what he had. He was also one of the few who decided to stop searching for the Pieces of Eden because he knew they were dangerous, unlike Achilles and his misguided crew.

For all the people who say that Haytham was bad because he tried to kill his own son, you should know that he was the one who saved Connor from execution and let his son kill him. He could have easily eliminated Connor, but in the end, he knew he couldn't do this to the child of the woman he only ever loved. He couldn't lose the last person he cared about. He tried to convince himself that he didn't care, but deep down, he knew his true feelings. Otherwise, he wouldn't have cut the rope. He might have been cruel sometimes, but only because he always looked far into the future and knew that sometimes you need to sacrifice an individual to save many, unlike Connor, who was short-sighted.

For example, when he killed hostages, he knew that otherwise, they would have alerted Benjamin, and the whole mission would have been compromised, putting people in danger. Many Assassins, especially Connor, were the type of guys who would waste time bringing fish every day to feed a poor person, while Haytham would just give them a fishing rod and teach them how to use it so that person could get fish themselves. That's why I love him - he always thinks differently than Assassins and Templars. He is a man with unique perspectives, who saw the world as it is, not as it should be.

Furthermore, he was an absolute swordmaster and one of the best overall fighters in the... more

5 Connor (Ratonhnhaké:ton)

I thought Connor was an incredible character, really different from the kinds of characters you see today. Usually, characters are all flash and looks, with really bad attitudes, a want for revenge, and short tempers. He stood up for what he believed in, never gave up, and never backed down, 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 made mistakes, that just made him human. And, just as an added bonus, he was also physically attractive.

Please remember, you are entitled to your opinion and I to mine. Please leave out any negative feedback. Thank you.

6 Shay Cormac

I just love the guy so much. He was a good man with good intentions. Leaving the brotherhood may not seem right, but it was actually the right thing to do. I 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 is simply epic. Plus, Assassin's Creed Rogue was the first game I played out of the franchise, so I seriously like Shay Patrick Cormac.

I believe that Shay Cormac is one of the strongest assassins because he gained the skills of both an assassin and a templar. The man is an 'assassin hunter'. He takes out those who stand in his or the order's way. The assassins are invincible, but Shay has no problem 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 not the ones like Ezio, Connor, Altaïr, and other strongest assassins.

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 didn't want to fight or hurt everyone. He was always forced to be part of something he never wanted. He just wished for a normal life, nothing less or more. The guy didn't even have a decent childhood or, perhaps, a life.

For me, he is a very strong guy. He may not be the best character, but I don't agree that Ezio is the best. Dude, I mean, think. Desmond was an Animus subject, so he had all his ancestors' skills. Altair + Ezio + Connor = Desmond's assassin skills. And now, I ask two things of you:

1. How in the earth could Ezio defeat someone with his same abilities and double the skills because of Altair and Connor?
2. If you voted for Ezio, did you do this because he is considered more badass according to other opinions, or because AC2 and ACB are considered the best games in the series, both starring him?

8 Arno Dorian

Arno should be ranked higher! Well, Arno is like Ezio and Altaïr in one, reminiscent of Assassin's Creed 2. Remember when Ezio started to become an assassin in his young adult years? Well, Arno might even surpass those two. Arno is clever, his superiority in stealth and parkour makes him even deadlier. It's not all about the kills. It's about "How to Kill Efficiently."

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

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.

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 among 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 a bad plot and overall poor writing, combined with a second protagonist, his "perfect" sister, with no character flaws. This makes 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. Eventually, like them, he matures and grows as a character, becoming a better person and assassin.

12 Evie Frye

Not the best but she is clearly an amazing assassin who thinks clearly, analyzes situations, and acts in the best way possible in order to achieve her goal while not endangering the life of others. 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). Overall, Evie Frye is a great assassin when it comes to stealth, strategy, and combat.

13 Mary Read

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

She's my all-time favorite, next to Edward. I wish there would be a story about her daughter discovering who her mother was. It 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.

14 Rodrigo Borgia
15 Al Mualim
16 Lucy Stillman
17 Adewale

Adewale 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 Rogue!

18 Edward Thatch (Blackbeard)

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

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

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

19 Caroline Scott-Kenway

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

20 Aveline de Grandpré

Why is she not ranked higher? She was an amazing assassin and a woman.

Her game was the first AC game I played and is still my second favorite, my first being Black Flag.

The first who could do something awesome that Ezio couldn't: swing with a whip anywhere.

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?!?!

Yes, he says so in a cutscene 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 died at the end of a rope.

23 Cesare Borgia
24 Amunet (Aya of Alexandria)
25 Mario Auditore

"You don't recognize me? It's a me, Mario!" Best line in the entire series (if you don't count the more philosophical ones).

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