Best Assassin's Creed Villains

The Top Ten
1 Rodrigo Borgia

There's really no question that it's Rodrigo Borgia. Not only the best AC villain, but also the biggest villain from the series in real history.

He’s the best villain. He got Ezio’s father and two brothers executed, he planned the assassinations of both Juliano Medici and the doge of Venice, he became the pope just to gain access to the staff (one of the pieces of Eden) and the vault. He was just brutal and evil in general. He even killed one of his main allies for failing him

Rodrigo was so calculating. He even knew when Ezio would show up. Definitely no. 1, not your average video game villain.

What's scarier then a man who uses religion to his selfish gain.

2 Cesare Borgia

He killed his father he killed Mario he had monteriggioni attacked he kidnapped Sofia and he thought he was indestructible "no man can murder me" best line in the game.

If Cross' role in the consoles had been as compelling as it was in the comics, his place as a top villain would have ben solidified.

Captain general of the papal army with powerful templar allies

A disgrace to the order. Nonetheless, he was awesome.

3 Haytham Kenway

How is Haytham not higher on this list? He's such an interesting character, and proved that Templars didn't have to be mustache twirling caricatures of villains.

Haytham was a very good character to play as but he was a very bad father he is a pretty cool player.

The only Templar that actually had a human side to him and was actually developed.

The father and mortal enemy of Connor, plus you get to actually play as him.

4 Robert De Sable

Well, Haytham is not a villain to me.
Robert, Robert, Robert oh MY GOD! I HATE this guy, but he had a funny accent laugh out loud.
Cesare was flat and weak, his father was A... well... an old dude.
Ahmet was boring.
Vidic was a mad scientist.
Cross was a psychopath... that's all.

5 Daniel Cross

A really compeling villain in the comics. But the game didn't develop him at all.

6 Prince Ahmet
7 Warren Vidic
8 Tarik Barleti

Tarik wasn't a templar he was secretly plotting against the templars and was captain of the janissiaries the templars were byzantines so he was their enemy

Not a bad guy

9 Manuel Palaiologos
10 Shahkulu

A Templar henchman that pulled Ezio out of an assassination sync and killed a bunch of peasants for no damn reason. He does not talk at all. Could be a mute.

Such a badass

The Contenders
11 Crawford Starrick

He actually cares about his allies, he's shown grieving about a loss. A quality that makes him more human than most other buildings in the series.

How is he this low!?!?!

12 Shay Cormac

He has to be number one. He alone destroyed the whole Colonial brotherood

Most complex character of the Templars.

Best Templar did for a reason

Best of the best

13 Charles Lee

He's just so cool and that accent

Almost from the start of assassin's creed 3, Charles Lee is the guy that Connor looks for for years in order to kill him and take revenge for destroying his village and his mother's lost

14 Dante Moro
15 Al Mualim

Definitely one of the best villains beside Haytham

Altairs and the assassin's master, best twist in the series.

The best twist in the series

How is he not higher?

16 Bartholomew Roberts

He is the only adversary in the series who did not belong to neither side and were also a big threat to both the assassin's & the templar. He was a loose cannon and that made him stand out from the other villains and that made him more interesting and memorable.

17 Thomas Hickey

A man who ironically didn't give a damn adout the Templar ideology.

18 Deimos
19 Kleon the Everyman
20 Uberto Alberti
21 John Pitcairn
22 Vieri de' Pazzi

He was a great villain in the AC 2 game!

23 Silas Thatcher
24 Julien du Casse
25 Maxwell Roth
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