Best Assassin's Creed Characters

The Top Ten
1 Ezio

The Templars again have competition with the Brotherhood around...from Assassin's Creed 2 Brotherhood, Ezio could even be controlled by Desmond through a machine. Ezio is of vital importance to the series as the Assassin has own agenda and is popular to modern day. This indeed is the finest character to play on the series.

Ezio is my fourth favourite assassin because of his super stealthy ability, double hidden blades, and a hidden gun because nobody would expect him to have those and his fighting because who wouldn't like someone who killed 30 guards.

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.

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.

Incredibly fun, badass and complex, Edward is part of one of the best written stories in the franchise and has a huge amount of character development, making him one of the best protagonists in the franchise.

"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.

3 Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad

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

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

Listen Ezio, I played all these guys and its easiest to play with him. He is obvious for #1 but hear me out this guy ALTAIR SPARKED IT ALL! Come on I mean he is the smartest easy way of getting past the group he is deserving of tieing with Edward why, Because he had something called eagle vision and although they all had it he definitely can use it the best. Edward is a cheap tactic user he will get the job done but not better than the former, or Ezio. These two are the best and if Altair isn't the best he certainly is the greatest in my opinion

4 Haytham Kenway

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.

Haythem is my seventh favourite because of his bow I like bow and arrows a lot and his abilities and he's really awesome to play.

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. let him run off, you'd better go catch him, I'll watch this one.

Connor:You go catch him, I'll watch this one. catch him.

Connor:But why?

Haytham:Because I Said So.

That last line alone makes him one of the best characters in the series.

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.

So underrated- His whole life was a struggle. He lost his family, his tribe, his mother, his mentor, his trust in many and he suffered from many shocks like when he realised Washington burned his village. He had to grow up fatherless and had always known his father was a traitor and evil etc. A civil war was taking place as well and after supporting one side he learned the truth and realised that BOTH sides were evil and were in his way. On top of all this the burden of saving the assassins in the colonies was huge as they were all killed by his father. He then had to go assassinate the whole templar order in the colonies. Alone. His tribe's warriors were manipulated by templars and he then had to kill his best friend. AND AFTER ALL THAT he was nearly killed by his own father. After the story is finished his tribe abandoned him and Achilles dies. It is said he gets married and has kids- but they leave him unjustly and he is left wondering why his life went so tragic. AND AFTER ALL OF ...more

Connor is a very skilled assassin, yes many people hate him and like Ezio but forget about the looks for ONE moment. You have to see what each character has been through and personally, I think Connor has been through hell the most. He had to watch his mother burn alive at only 4 years old, kill his own father and watch all of the people he had faith in, die. Connor is also the best and skilled fighter out of all the assassins, don't believe me? Watch the Assassin's Creed 3 trailer and see him taking out an entire army. After all of the struggle, he got married and had kids, but they left him alone with nobody. Connor had to spend the rest of his life by himself, but did he become angry? Did he become upset? NO. HE STAYED CALM. HE HAD NO ONE BUT STILL STAYED CALM. Connor needs to be in the top 3, he shouldn't have had to go through all of that stress. Ubisoft didn't make the mistake, we did. So snap back to reality, have a good look at Connor and see that he is the most caring, ...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 ...more

6 Shay Cormac

Not afraid to do what is right no matter the personal cost, Shay is one of the most selfless, noble and under appreciated characters in the franchise, not to mention so incredibly skilled that he was capable of hunting down and eliminating his own fellow assassins to the point of single-handedly and completely stopping their misguided and destructive cause entirely.

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?

Okay, let me get this straight - Shay was so amazing! He may have gone against the creed but he was doing it for good reasons. He proved throughout the whole game that he is a man worthy to be called a hero. I like that even though his friends were all doing wrong, he still went against them to do what was right - no matter how much he cared about them. It just shows how strong and amazing he is.

7 Desmond Miles

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...

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?

Desmond Miles was a great guy I mean I understand why he left the creed all he wanted was a normal life but he was always forced to do something or kill people when he never wanted to hurt anybody but he was forced to.

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

I just started this game, and I love it. Arno is a very straight forward character who is willing to take risks. Not to mention he cute, lmao

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.

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

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.

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

I laughed when he pretended to cut Ezio's ring finger off

I love this dude omg he is freaking amazing

Who could not love Leonardo the Vinci

He's not even a real assassin

The Contenders
11 Jacob Frye

Jacob Frye is my favourite assassin because I mean he's hilarious and awesome to play and see others ply him in assassins creed syndicate and has the coolest story ever he's also stealthy and is a good assassin and when I played his game I liked climbing and when he did the leap of faith it was awesome I like the way he looks and fights he looks like someone from a movie and Jacob is an all-around badass. (I'm a male by the way)

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 ...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!

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.

She is one of the best assassin's ever only guys like ezio and altair can match her

13 Mary Read

Definitely one of the best AC 4 characters. I really liked that mysterious air around her, plus she is based of equally badass historicial characters of the same name, y'know Mary Read really existed and was an amazing pirate. *Spoiler* I wonder what happened to her child...

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.

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

14 Al Mualim

Best AC villain.

15 Adewale

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

He is a great assassin and the only assassin that's born into slavery

He is the best because he actually represents something

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

16 Caroline Scott-Kenway

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

17 Edward Thatch (Blackbeard)

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

Ed Teach is an old friend of edward and is possibly one of the best

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

The only Pirate that doesn't betray you and die by your side

18 Aveline

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

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

The only female assasin with her own game, should be in the top ten at least

My second favorite character ever

19 Rodrigo Borgia
20 Caterina Sforza

I was very sad when I see her leave Rome in ac brotherhood

She wasa boss ass bitch. Loved her

21 Lucy

She was definitely one of the best modern day characters

Why isn’t Rebecca on top of her?

22 Stede Bonnet

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 :'(

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

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

He's such a great guy, he should be top 10

23 Cesare Borgia

Just for bants

He's a fgt that got rekt by Ezio

Best villiant in assassins creed ever,ac brotherhood.

24 Aya
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