Have you ever wondered what all of the Assassin’s Creed assassins’ names are? There is a vast library of Assassin’s Creed games now with twelve games in the main series since it originally launched back in 2007. That’s not even counting the 12 spin-off titles either. It’s more than a little confusing to keep track of all of the names of the protagonists.
It’s not impossible though, because this is the internet, and the internet is full of secrets and information. Well, that and loads of memes, and images that you’d be ashamed of looking at while on a bus. Even if you did go simply searching for a full list of all Assassin’s Creed assassins’ names, you’d probably end up somewhere you’d hide from the person next to you. Anyway, we’ve gotten sidetracked.
We’re going to give you the lowdown on all of the Assassin’s Creeds assassins’ names now. We’ve split it between the main games and the spin-offs, so feel free to peruse the section which you’re more interested in, or simply just sit back and enjoy the ride.
All Assassin’s Creed Assassins’ Names in the Main Series
The series kicks off with one Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad. Altaïr isn’t the first assassin, not by a long shot, but he’s the one you end up in control of during this game as you try to assassinate nine big figures of the Knights Templar and regain your honour. Altaïr is still a fairly beloved character, but didn’t see quite as much game time as Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the next assassin. This is mostly due to the fact that this Italian assassin was in not just Assassin’s Creed II, but also Brotherhood and Revelations, along with a couple of spin-off games as well, and even Soul Calibur V.
Assassin’s Creed III takes us from long-long ago to, well, America. You take control of Haytham Kenway initially, who’s a key part of the Colonial Templars, but you mostly play as Ratonhnaké:ton, whose adopted name is Connor. Connor is a Native American, and leads the charge as you fight your way through parts of the American Revolution.
We’re up to 2013’s Black Flag now, which people liked because, well, pirates. You play as Edward Kenway this time around, who’s the grandfather of Connor from number 3. You’ve then got Assassin’s Creed Rogue, where you play as an Irish American assassin-turned-Templar called Shay Patrick Cormac, where you’re a bit of a bad guy, hence the name. There’s then Unity which has you playing as Arno Dorian in the French Revolution, and Syndicate which has you taking control of a pair of twins called Jacob and Evie Fyre in London.
That all leads up to Assassin’s Creed Origins, where the series became way more open-world and RPG-y. Origins, of course, was headed up by the wonderful Bayek and Aya of Siwa, both of whom made for excellent protagonists. Odyssey then placed us in charge of Kassandra, and also Alexios if you like making bad decisions. Finally, the most recent Assassin’s Creed game, Valhalla, has you playing as Eivor Varinsdottir, a mighty viking who requires more of your time than any other assassin. So, that’s all of the mainline Assassin’s Creed assassins’ names, let’s do the spin-offs.
All Assassin’s Creed Assassins’ Names in the Spin-off Games
There’ll be some familiar faces here as a few of the spin-off titles help to flesh out the lore behind the main characters. Take, for example, the first spin-off game Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles, which follows along with Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad once more. We get more of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in Bloodlines too, though the third spin-off title, Discovery, switches over to Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
The fourth spin-off game also gave us our first female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré. Her adventure is linked to the third title, and has her trying to fight off the Templars in New Orleans. A lot of people think it’s a shame this wasn’t a mainline game, as the spin-off status of it seemed to mean it had a little less care and attention when it came to gameplay versus the bigger titles.
The next game was Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, which was the first game to feature a protagonist that was neither Assassin nor Templar in Captain Alonzo Batilla. Maybe they shouldn’t be on this list then? Freedom Cry was next, and followed Adéwalé, who played a supporting role in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Next is a trilogy of sorts called Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, which took on a 2.5D viewpoint and followed along with Arbaaz Mir, Shao Jun, and Nikolai Orelov in their respective games. Not much to say about these outside of the fact that the gameplay was different.
There was then Assassin’s Creed Unity: Arno’s Chronicles that took us back to Arno Dorian once more, and finally, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, which has a much larger cast of characters under the control of Aguilar de Nerha during the Spanish Inquisition. There are a few other spin-off games too, but they are either multiplayer only, or feature custom assassins, so we’re not sure that they belong here in an article about the Assassin’s Creed assassins’ names.
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