Top Ten Best Templar/Order of the Ancient Members in Assassin's CreedThe Templars/The Order of the Ancients is the main antagonist in the Assassin's Creed franchise. They are powerful and highly manipulative. They have a grasp on every part of society. Who was the most powerful member though? In this list we will be looking at the best members of The Order. This will include both the Templars and The Order of the Ancients. Feel free to add whoever you feel qualifies.
Julius Caesar became the leader of the Order of the Ancients after the death of Flavius. He was always connected with the Order, but he was never in it. Simply used it as a pawn. Caesar is included in Assassin's Creed Orgins and he shows his power in terms of politics and battle strategy. Eventually killed by The Hidden Ones at the end of the game. Julius Caesar is the Father of Understanding and he is ultimately the end figure of the Templars.
Haytham is simply a savage. A former Assassin turned Templar. He has charisma and influence over the Order. He was the Grand Master of the Order in the Colonies. Frequently mentioned as the greatest Grandmaster ever. He is featured in both Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed Rogue. He is amazing in terms of fighting ability and his intellectualism. In my opinion, he has the best argument for why he is a Templar.
Rodrigo Borgia was the most influential Templar since Julius Caesar. He used his power and political influence to become Pope. Pretty much unstoppable. He features in Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. The main thing that makes him great is his ability to see the bigger picture. That eventually leads to his downfall, but it makes him a Prophet basically.
Cesare Borgia was a power hungry military leader. Being the son of Rodrigo, he basically has everything handed to him. He is included as the main antagonist in Brotherhood and enters a big feud with Ezio after killing his uncle Mario. Unlike his father Cesare cannot see the big picture and he mostly only cares for himself.
Al Mualim is one of the biggest manipulators ever. He had the ability to be both the Mentor of the Assassin's and a Templar collaborator. Featuring in Assassin's Creed 1 and Assassin's Creed Revelations, he was one of the first people to understand the Apple of Eden.
We have ourselves another trader. The main character in Assassin's Creed Rogue, Shay Cormac leaves the Brotherhood after the diaster in Portugal. He then joins the Colonial Templar Order. Shay is then forced to kill many of his old Assassin friends and he even kills Charles Dorian which sets in motion the events of Unity. Very talented and very moral.
Speaking of Unity, Jacques De Molay is the inspiration behind the events of Unity. He was basically a heretic that was also Grand Master of the Templars. He dies a humiliating death that influences his followers to get revenge.
Francois Germain was a follower of Jacques De Molay and he becomes the Grand Master of the Templars in France. Featuring in Unity, he is one of the more subtle villians, but you cannot deny his power.
Charles Lee is one of the most iconic figures in Assassin's Creed. He was the right hand man to Haytham in AC3 and while Haytham had good tendencies, Charles Lee was absolute evil. Charles simply wanted power.
Flavius was very interesting, because you didn't know who the main villain is until the end. Flavius was the one who killed Bayek's son in Orgins and was very powerful and influential. He was the Leader of the Ancients.