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!!Ezio Auditore da Firenze
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Char_ezio_5493.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, to show you the way. Choose your own way! Do not follow me, or anyone else.]]
->''"[[DueToTheDead Resquiescat in Pace]]."''

The ancestral character of ''Assassin's Creed II''. After his blissful life as the young son of a Florentine banker is destroyed, Ezio sets out an epic decades-long quest for vengeance, hunting down -- as well as adding to -- names from a list his father Giovanni wrote. The plot of both games show Ezio's progression and [[CharacterDevelopment growth]], as he goes from an enraged teenager seeking revenge and cursing those he kills, to a mature and patient hunter of his foes, to a wiser man who eventually rises to lead the Assassin order through wisdom, personal skill and leadership.

Voiced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Once upon a time, Ezio really was just a kid. We get to see him make his first approach to a pretty girl ([[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest Cristina Vespucci]]) in a flashback in Brotherhood. He walks up, flashes a goofy grin, ''and completely freezes''.
* AnimalMotifs: The eagle, as is standard for our Assassin protagonists.
* AuraVision: His "gift", Eagle Vision (upgraded to Eagle Sense in Revelations), allows him to identify targets and important items in the area, as well as, in the case of Eagle Sense, track the movements of people long gone by their traces and mark off areas to look for things from his View Points. In effect, this makes him a ScarilyCompetentTracker.
* {{Badass}}
** [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]: Which also serves to conceal his left-forearm Hidden Blade bracer, the Short Blade, and the hilt of his sword, axe, or bludgeon, as whenever he walks in Low Profile he pulls it over his left shoulder. Sadly, it gets shot off by an arrow in the opening cutscene in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
** BadassBaritone: Not at first, though. His voice gets deeper with age.
** BadassBeard: By his mid-thirties, after [[spoiler:being nearly fatally wounded by one of the Orsi brothers and spending some time unconscious]].
** BadassGrandpa: In Revelations and Embers. See CharlesAtlasSuperpower; he seems to be at his physical prime in his late 40s.
** CulturedBadass: Loves his art and literature.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Takes part in various famous Renaissance events, such as the Bonfire of the Vanities and the hunt for the Pazzi conspirators.
* {{BFS}}: The best sword in the game is a gigantic 2-hander 3/4th the size of Ezio himself.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Do ''not'' bad-mouth or hurt his little sister.
* BigGood: Ezio is the reason why Monteriggioni (briefly) returned to its former glory between ''II'' and ''Brotherhood''. Also, more prominently after becoming head of the Assassin Order in ''Brotherhood'', because of his leadership, tutelage and actions, he very much single-handedly resulted in the Order continuing to prosper for ''centuries'', right up until the present day. Gamewise, he also takes up this role in ''Revelations''.
** This can especially be seen as his story continues and his reputation amongst the Templar grows. By the time he retires, Ezio is essentially the Templars' boogeyman.
--->'''Caterina Sforza:''' You are the leader of the Assassins now. Unite them Ezio Auditore and take back Roma!
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Lineage''.
* CallToAgriculture: Ezio retires to a vineyard after ''Revelations''.
* CatchPhrase: ''Requiescat in Pace'', which he says to (almost) all of his targets during their final moments. He teaches this to his followers in ''Brotherhood'' and ''Revelations''.
** ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood The liberation of Roma has begun.]]''
* CharacterFocus: He's the primary ancestor in three games and an extremely important mediator in the over-all conflict of the series. Not only do his adventures affect the Assassin order in the Renaissance era, but they are also a large part of Desmond's journey in the present time. The sum of all the media in the Assassin's Creed franchise with Ezio in it chronicles his entire life from age 17 onward.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: More than any other Assassin in the series, he is incredibly strong and resilient. ''In his fifties'' he's strong enough to dead-lift a heavily armored soldier with one hand, and can survive a straight hundred-foot drop uninjured(landing hard enough to buckle the wooden platform he lands on). Presumably, this is to hint at his 1st Civilization genetic heritage, making him borderline super-human anyway.
* TheCharmer: Develops into a textbook example. All the lady-killing ''magnetismo'' of TheCasanova, none of the callousness.
* CombatPragmatist: A tradition for Desmond's bloodline, even more so in ''Brotherhood''.
* CoolOldGuy: Ends the second game at his 40's and by the end of ''Brotherhood'' is 48 years old. By ''Revelations'' he's a BadassGrandpa at age 55. By ''Embers'' he is around his sixties and can still pick up a sword, yet his age has finally caught up to him at this point and can't go around running like he used to. Still, for a man nearing the end of his life, he sure has a lot of fight in him.
** GrumpyOldMan: Initially in ''Embers'' when confronted by Chinese Assassin Shao Jun.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: Subverted. After the initial shock, he accepts the fact that his father was indeed an assassin.
* DualWielding: Carries two Hidden Blades; also applies to the [[SwordAndGun Medium Weapon/Hidden Gun]] and the Short Blade/Throwing Knives combinations in ''Brotherhood''. Upgraded to some sort of hook/grapple hook in ''Revelations''.
* DueToTheDead: Utters "Requiescat In Pace" to (almost) all of targets during their final moments.
** Averted in his initial assassinations where he [[UnstoppableRage violently slaughted]] his targets and continued beating [[spoiler:Vieri de' Pazzi]] even after his death, earning him a harsh rebuke from Mario as it was against the ''[[TheFettered rules of etiquette]]'' the assassins abide by.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Gets quite a bit of this. Leonardo is only the most prominent example.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: His repressed memories in ''Brotherhood'' are all tied to his failed relationship with [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Cristina Vespucci]].
* GuestFighter: Appears in ''[[SoulSeries SoulCalibur V]]''.
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that Ezio, just as everyone in his bloodline, has genetic material from one of "Those Who Came Before" in his DNA, which gives him his Eagle Vision ability]].
* HappilyMarried: To Sofia Sartor as of ''Embers''.
* HandsomeLech: Even during his 20-year RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he still tries to find time for the ladies and is pretty much confirmed to have bedded at least one countess in Forlì... until the Siege of Monteriggioni (begun while in bed with Caterina Sforza), after which he doesn't so much as look at a woman suggestively for the next three years. He eventually settled down with Sofia Sartor, whom he met in Constantinople, fathering Desmond's line in his fifties, though [[http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/assassins-creed-revelations/video/6339000/assassins-creed-revelations-desmonds-ancestry-explained?hd=1 according to]] WordOfGod Ezio has fathered many illegitimate children in his lifetime.
* HeartbrokenBadass: The repressed memories of his old flame Christina show that [[spoiler:during the Bonfire of the Vanities she was mortally wounded and died in his arms. His later writings state that something in him "withered" after her death.]]
* TheHero: For his games, though Desmond remains TheProtagonist in his own way.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Impressively averted - mostly. All of Ezio's weapons except bombs are modelled on his body. See WalkingArmoury.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Said to Cristina Vespucci's fiancé.
* IndyPloy: "I am improvising!"
* InTheHood: Runs in the family.
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: LeonardoDaVinci, Caterina Sforza, Niccolò Machiavelli... that's a handful of people he deals with ''on a daily basis''.
* LeParkour: Even for an Assassin, Ezio was highly adept at free-running. As his Animus entry in ''III'' so aptly puts it;
--> ''"He was ''really'' good at jumping."''
* ManOfTheCity: Towards Rome in ''Brotherhood'', and later to Constantinople during ''Revelations''.
* TheMentor: In ''Brotherhood'' he becomes titled ''il Mentore'' when [[spoiler:Machiavelli steps down in favor of Ezio as Grand Master of the Assassin Order in Rome]].
* MultiMeleeMaster:
** AnAxeToGrind
** {{BFS}}
** BladeBelowTheShoulder
** BladeOnAStick
** DropTheHammer
** HeroesPreferSwords
** KnifeNut
** TheMusketeer
** ImprovisedWeapon: He can sometimes take up brooms or farming equipment to fight people if he so chooses.
* MultiRangedMaster: Throwing knives, Hidden Gun, crossbow, darts
* TheObiWan: To his apprentices in ''Revelations'', but especially to Shao Jun in ''Embers''.
* OneManArmy
* PercussivePickpocket: Can do this to random people.
* PersonaNonGrata: He is banned from Constantinople by order of the Sultan [[spoiler:Selim]], likely for [[spoiler:wrongly killing Tarik, who was Selim's close friend and Captain of the Janissaries]] as well as [[spoiler:sinking an entire Ottoman navy fleet]]. It's only because Suleiman put in a good word for him that Ezio is not attacked on the spot. Though with some negotiation, Ezio was able to come back to finish his business in Constanopoli.
* ReallyGetsAround: At the beginning of the game has something of this reputation, though he eventually ends up HappilyMarried. It's also confirmed that [[spoiler:Clay Kaczmarek]] was related to Ezio through an illegitimate child he fathered at some point during his life and likely never knew about.
* RetiredBadass: By ''Embers''
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Conducts a ''decades'' long one against his enemies.
* RousingSpeech: At the end of [[DownloadableContent Bonfire of the Vanities]].
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Comes with [[SuperSenses Eagle Vision/Sense]].
* SilverFox: In ''Revelations''. Despite the fact that he's past fifty, most of the women ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and some of the men]]) in Istanbul can't keep their eyes off him.
** To put it another way, Sofia, his eventual wife was born in 1476; the year that Ezio, (then 17), first became an Assassin.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Sure is handy that he picked up French from a couple girls in Florence. Let him get past some guards thirty years later.
* SwordAndGun: In ''Brotherhood'' Ezio can use a longsword or bludgeon (Medium Weapons) and his Hidden Gun together in combat while the Medium Weapon is equipped by holding down the Attack button (effectively switching to the Hidden Gun, though in a kill streak this will cause him to aim at a different person); the Short Blade and Throwing Knives have a similar relationship.
* TemptingFate: During sequence 1 of ''[=AC2=]'', he wishes for his life to never change.
** Also by [[spoiler:sparing Rodrigo's life]], and then by assuming at the beginning of ''Brotherhood'' that "our work is finished."
** Averted in "Brotherhood" when he [[spoiler:spares Micheletto in order to save the actor. Micheletto does not become a threat from that point on and is arrested off-screen according to his portrait, though his fate is unknown.]]
* WalkingArmoury: One of the iconic examples. By the end of Revelations, he's packing a hidden blade, a hookblade, a sword/axe/hammer, a dagger, a poison dart launcher, a pistol, a crossbow, and a couple of dozen throwing knives. All these are modelled on his body. In addition, his unseen HyperspaceArsenal includes ammo (10 bullets for the gun, 10 darts and 25 crossbow bolts), 15 parachutes and a dozen grenades of various types. Good ''grief.''
* WhatTheHellHero: Machiavelli is ''pissed'' when he finds out [[spoiler:Ezio did not kill Rodrigo]] at the end of Assassin's Creed II. [[spoiler:He's shown to be right when as soon as Ezio gets home his villa is burned down and his uncle killed by Borgia retaliation. On the other hand, this was done by Cesare against Rodrigo's orders and probably would have happened anyway.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Some of his targets have been female, and he killed "The Smuggler" Lia de Russo. He also has no problem tackling Lucrezia to the ground and holding her hostage.
* YouKilledMyFather: and my brothers and my [[spoiler: Uncle]], Borgia!

!!Giovanni Auditore
[[quoteright:238:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/220px-Giovanniassassin_8908.png]]
[[caption-width-right:238:I am Giovanni Auditore, and like my ancestors before me, I am an Assassin.]]

Ezio's father, a prominent Florentine banker and noble, as well as the personal Assassin of Lorenzo de' Medici. He is executed in a Templar plot at the start of ''Assassin's Creed II''.

Voiced by Romano Orzari.
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* {{Badass}}: Shown off in ''Lineage''.
** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* CoolOldGuy
* DisappearedDad: By way of a gallows.
* GenerationXerox: Ezio's ''ReallyGetsAround'' personality reminds him of his younger days.
* HappilyMarried
* HeroOfAnotherStory: ''Assassin's Creed: Lineage''.
* InTheHood: In ''Lineage''.
* SacrificialLion

!!Mario Auditore
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Char_mario_4405.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Don't you recognize me? [[SuperMarioBros It'sa me, Mario!"]]]]
Ezio's uncle, he commands a large number of mercenaries from his villa in Tuscany. He is the leader of the Italian Assassins.

Voiced by FredTatasciore.
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* BadassCape
* BadassMustache
* BoisterousBruiser
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: By Cesare.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* CoolUncle: He gives Ezio money and a place for his family to stay, and inducts him into the Assassin's order.
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: From your LovableRogue Uncle and mentor in ''II'' to [[spoiler: killed in the first 30 minutes of ''Brotherhood'']]
* HandicappedBadass: His left eye was blinded due to a pendulum trap in ''Project Legacy''.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Is one of the viewpoint characters in ''Project Legacy''.
* TheMentor: A strange combination of this and BoisterousBruiser.
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* MasterSwordsman
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* ShoutOut: [[SuperMarioBros It'sa him, Mario]].
* [[spoiler: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome]]
* UnclePennybags: Despite the state of decay Ezio finds Monteriggioni in, Mario ''does'' pretty much own the place. He also set Ezio up with a room, and some money to buy armor, free of charge. Also in Project Legacy, it's shown that he actively interacts with and helps out the various communities in his village to try and learn more about what they do.

!!Claudia Auditore
[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/240px-Char_claudia_3878.png]]
[[caption-width-right:240:You here to look at the book?]]

Ezio's little sister. After the remaining Auditores flee Firenze, she becomes Monteriggioni's bookkeeper, helping Ezio set up his business empire. [[spoiler: Come ''Brotherhood'' she takes a more direct stance in assisting her brother, managing a Roman brothel and joining the Assassins in full.]]

Voiced by Angela Galuppo.
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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: In Brotherhood, she takes on at least three Borgia guards and kills them without taking a scratch.]]
* {{Badass}}: InTheBlood.
** [[BadassBookworm Badass Bookkeeper]]
** BadassCape: [[spoiler:In her Assassin outfit.]]
* TheChick
* KnifeNut: [[spoiler: Three Borgia guards witnessed firsthand her skill with a knife. That was the last thing they saw.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLeader: She is placed in charge of the Italian Assassins while Ezio is in the Ottoman Empire.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite being in her late-thirties in Brotherhood, she looks no different than she did when she was a bookkeeper in II.
* TookALevelInBadass
* WomanScorned: Famously and hilariously goes from crying over her unfaithful boyfriend one minute to vindictive and terrifying the next.
-->"It's Duccio. I fear he's been unfaithful. ...He should suffer for what he's done."
** And much later on in life, Ezio would encounter the exact same guy (now an art dealer who came across a few of Leonardo's paintings) and once again beat the hell out of him for bad-mouthing his sister.
** And ''[[RunningGag again]]'' in Constantinople, where he's found chatting up Sofia Sartor. He's gotten a bit GenreSavvy about it, too:
--->'''Duccio:''' ''[recognizes Ezio]'' Le diavolo in persona! ("The devil himself!")
--->'''Ezio:''' Duccio. A pleasure.

!!Bartolomeo d'Alviano
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bartolomeo_d_AlvianoACB_8984.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:My Bianca hungers for more skulls to crush!]]

Assassin and mercenary leader who Ezio rescues in Venice, later becoming a major ally during ''Brotherhood''.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* AttackAttackAttack: What most of his strategies boil down to. Ezio and his wife help him plan some more complex battle plans.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* {{BFS}}
* TheBigGuy: For the Assassins.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ClusterFBomb
-->-Nothing hangs between your thighs. In fact, there is a hole there so deep it reaches into the ''maledetto inferno'' (fucking underworld)!
-->-I'll kill you, ''fottuto francese'' (French fuck)!
-->-I will get you, you ''pezzo di merda figlio di puttana'' (piece of shit son of a bitch)!
* HappilyMarried: In ''Brotherhood'', though thanks to "Bianca," when Bartolomeo calls for his wife Ezio only ''half''-jokingly asks, "Did you check behind the table?" before finding out to his surprise that the wife is an actual human woman.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: One of the viewpoint characters of ''Project Legacy''.
* ICallItVera: Wields a claymore called "Bianca".
* LargeHam: Almost all of his lines are shouted.
* UglyGuyHotWife
* YouFightLikeACow

!!La Volpe
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-La_Volpe_v_1802.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:They call me many things: Murderer, Tagliagole, Thief, But you may call me La Volpe.]]

The leader of the Florentine thieves and an Assassin, he moves to Rome during ''Brotherhood'', becoming a major ally for Ezio.

Voiced by Vito DeFilippo.
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Literally "The Fox," later worked into the name of his inn.
* [[spoiler: TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong]]: In ''Brotherhood'', he perpetually suspects Machiavelli of being TheMole due to the lack of progress against the Borgia regime, especially after he and Ezio see Machiavelli accept a message from a Borgia guard, and only lays off when Ezio vouches for Machiavelli -- who later confirms that the Borgia guard (unwittingly killed by one of La Volpe's thieves) was his own mole. [[spoiler:La Volpe eventually moves to kill Machiavelli himself after Borgia troops try to move on the Thieves' Guild, but Ezio stops him in the nick of time, having found the real mole... a thief, presumably having been in La Volpe's employ.]]
* HonorAmongThieves: When they first meet La Volpe returns Ezio's money, which was deliberately pickpocketed to lure him to the meeting spot. His thieves also watch out for each other, protecting their fellows when they're in danger.
* ImpossibleThief: His database entry mentions that he once managed to rob the Pope's carriage -- while the Pope was still inside it.
** Not so impossible in hindsight - he's an Assassin, and the best of them (Ezio) once (almost) assassinated the Pope while he was giving Mass in the Sistine Chapel. And then proceeded to beat the stuffing out of him in the heart of the Vatican.
* InTheHood
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: The tavern he and Ezio build in ''Brotherhood'', ''La Volpe Adoramentata'' ("The Sleeping Fox"), a favorite of the Borgia guards who provide coin in more ways than one.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Although ''Renaissance'' calls him Gilberto, this is not mentioned in the game.
* PurpleEyes: His database entry makes special note of his "violet eyes."
* TheSneakyGuy

!!Paola
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Zw-paola_1446.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:We must walk the streets freely: seen, but unseen.]]

The madame of a Florentine brothel, she protects Ezio's family after they are betrayed, teaching Ezio how to use his hidden blade and disappear in the crowd.

Voiced by Claudia Ferri.
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* ActionGirl
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* InTheHood
* LadyInRed
* TheMentor: The first of several to Ezio.
* OnlyOneName
* [[TheSneakyGuy The Sneaky Girl]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She isn't seen after ACII's final sequence, although the novelization of ''Revelations'' has Claudia mention that she is still a Assassin leader in 1512.

!!Teodora Contanto

Also known as Sister Teodora, she is former member of a convent and the madame of the La Rosa Della Virtù, "The Rose of Virtue", in Venice. She assisted Ezio in assassinating Templar Doge Marco Barbarigo.

Voiced by Nadia Verrucci.
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* ActionGirl
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* NaughtyNuns

!!Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Char_machiavelli_3625.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[HistoricalInJoke I intend to write]] [[Literature/ThePrince a book]] about you one day.]]

Fellow Assassin, assisting Ezio during both the Battle of Forlì and the Bonfire of the Vanities and becoming his chief advisor during ''Brotherhood''.

Voiced by Shawn Baichoo.
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* {{Badass}}
* TheCynic
* FashionableAsymmetry: His ''Brotherhood'' outfit's outermost garment is missing its right sleeve.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His explanation of his cynicism to Ezio is that he merely describes the conditions in Rome as they ''are''.
* KnightInSourArmor: The games don't even try to downplay the cynicism he was famous for in RealLife (i.e. destroy the enemy without mercy and hesitation), yet he fights against the Borgias' tyranny for the people of Rome.
* TheLancer: Willingly becomes this to Ezio during ''Brotherhood''.
* MachiavelliWasWrong: Direct example. Ezio's actions tend to screw around with Machiavelli's rather cynical outlook. Eventually thanks to this, Machiavelli steps down as the Roman leader of the Assassins in favor of Ezio.
** [[HistoricalInJoke Funnily enough]], the game's events lead up to Machiavelli writing ''ThePrince'' - the ''actual'' book rather than TheThemeparkVersion, which has him note that yes, the support of the populace is one of the most crucial factors to rule a land and while if you have to choose between being loved or feared, being feared is the safer choice if you can't have both, though you absolutely have to avoid being ''hated''. One of their first conversations even has Machiavelli make an observation ("He who builds on the people is like an architect that builds on sand") that he will reject verbatim in ''The Prince''.
* TheMentor: Ezio's recruits are essentially handed off to Machiavelli for their initial training, and he was probably supervising them when they were not acting as Ezio's personal security detachment.
* TheMole: Suspected of being this by La Volpe -- hence his withholding of the Thieves' Guild's support -- and evidence seems to mount. [[spoiler:He's not. The Borgia guard he accepted a letter from was his own spy in the Borgia regime, who was killed by one of La Volpe's unwitting thieves. The actual mole, another thief, is found later.]]
** The suspicion isn't helped when he appears to have been ineffective of making progress against the Borgia -- having driven away the Thieves' Guild, unable to relieve the pressure on Bartolomeo's army, unable to get the madam of the Rosa in Fiore brothel to actually support the Assassins (a Database entry reveals that she was actually selling out the Assassins to the Church cardinals in the Borgias' pocket), being unaware that both [[spoiler:Caterina Sforza]] and [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]] were held by the Templars, and otherwise being ''spectacularly'' unprepared for going after Cesare and Rodrigo Borgia. Not helped by the fact that Machiavelli, of all people, is about the'' worst ''person you want for a popular people's revolution.
* WhatTheHellHero: His reaction to Ezio sparing Rodrigo Borgia, causing him to temporarily [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon Ezio and head to Rome]].
* WorthyOpponent: He gives some kudos to Cesare for how he manages to keep Rome under his iron-fisted rule. A nod to how historically he had good relations with the Borgia, and in particular seemed to admire Cesare in his writing.
** This ends up being part of what casts suspicion on him as TheMole.

!!Antonio de Magianis

The leader of the Venetian Theives Guild and Assassin, he assisted Ezio in fighting the Templar presence in the city.

Voiced by Carlo Mestroni.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Leonardo does say "I've been seeing quite a bit of him lately- errr... as mutual friends...".
* [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]: Smaller than Ezio's though.
* BadassMustache

!!Yusuf Tazim
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YusufTazimACB_5997.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:You are the man I've longed to meet. Renowned Master and Mentor, Ezio Auditore de la la la!]]

The Grand Master of the Constantinople Assassins. He was a former thief who was recruited into the Brotherhood by former Guild leader Ishak Pasha.

Voiced by Chris Parson.
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* {{Badass}}: As befits an Assassin Grand Master.
** BadassesWearBandanas
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* BoisterousBruiser: Sneakier than most (being an Assassin and all), but the personality remains.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a light diagonal scar under he left eye going across his cheek.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Dies trying to single-handedly hold off the Templars when they storm Sofia's house. He takes a ''lot'' of them with him.]]
* TheLancer: To Ezio during his stay in Rome.
* [[spoiler:LastStand: See HeroicSacrifice above.]]
* TheLeader: Type IV of the Ottoman Assassins.
* LovableRogue
* MrExposition: Introduces the new mechanics to Ezio, showing him how to use the hookblade and throw bombs.
* MasterSwordsman
* ProfessionalKiller

!!Piri Reis
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PiriReisACB_7170.png]]

An Ottoman naval commander, Haci Ahmed Muhiddin Piri is also a Master Assassin. He prefers not to engage foes directly, instead providing bombs and technical information to Brotherhood.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* BadassBeard
* DemolitionsExpert: He creates all of the bombs for the Ottoman Brotherhood.
* FourStarBadass: Not in the game, but at the age of 80 he will be made a admiral by the Sultan.
* HistoricalInJoke: He was not an admiral by the time of the game, but the Assassins of Constantinople do jokingly call him "Reis" (Ottoman for "Admiral").
* KnightInSourArmor: Like most Assassins, he is fairly cynical of how the world functions, but hopes that it will get better.
* NiceHat
* ThePerfectionist: He describes himself as one, having been working on a map for the Sultan for ten months, and figures that with the Sultan being so old his successor will be the one to get it.
* {{Privateer}}: In his youth under his uncle Kemal.

!!Shao Jun
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[[caption-width-right:238:I want to understand, like you do, to help my people.]]

A talented young Assassin from China. She appears in ''WesternAnimation/AssassinsCreedEmbers''. Shao Jun seeks guidance from Ezio in order to learn how best to lead and rebuild her order.
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* ActionGirl: Excels in both Wushu martial arts and swordplay.
* TheApprentice: She was this to her Assassin mentor [[spoiler:before he was killed]] and now wants Ezio guidance to help aid her people.
* ArmedLegs: Rather than a [[BladeBelowTheShoulder traditional Hidden Blade]], hers comes out from the front of her boot.
* {{Badass}}
* BlackCloak: Even during the day, she wears a black set of Assassin robes with a red inner layer.
** DarkIsNotEvil: Despite this, she is a nice person.
* BornIntoSlavery: She was born into being one of the Emperor's concubines. Her mentor saved her from [[SexSlave her]] [[ColdBloodedTorture fate]].
* CoolSword: Her jian.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Wears a black set of Assassin robes, but she's a very nice person.
* FlechetteStorm: Keeps six throwing needles under bracers on her arms.
** NothingUpMySleeve: They were concealed under her sleeves.
** Keeping with the pointy-things theme, she also apparently designed [[spoiler: the rope dart]] that Connor uses in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'',
* HeroOfAnotherStory: If we're lucky, we might get to see her in another game and find out the deal behind that box Ezio gave to her.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* InTheHood
* YoungAndInCharge: At the age of only nineteen, she wants to rebuild the Chinese Assassin sect.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Templars]]
!!Rodrigo Borgia
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The Grand Master of the Templar Order, as well as the man ultimately responsible for the death of Ezio's father and brothers.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: In both battles where he's an opponent he does not seem at all encumbered by his girth.
* BigBad
* BigScrewedUpFamily: As evident in ''Brotherhood''. TruthInTelevision.
* TheChessmaster
* EvilIsPetty: Ezio's father was opposing the Pazzi conspiracy that Rodrigo Borgia was behind, but Rodrigo also had Ezio's brothers killed just to make a point.
* EvilOldFolks
* FatBastard
* ForegoneConclusion: If you knew your history, his ascension to the Papacy shouldn't be of any surprise, though it does come off as a PlayerPunch in ''[=AC2=]'' due to the eleven-year time skip between Sequences 11 and 14, that game's last two chapters. The "setting drop" in ''Brotherhood'' ("1503 - Rome") was enough to show the history aware that this was when Rodrigo would die.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tries to poison his son Cesare, when the latter shows to be too ambitious. However, it ends the other way around, with the poisoned apple being forced into his mouth.]]
* InkSuitActor: He is modeled after his voice actor, who portrays him in the Live Action prequel video.
* InTheHood: he spends much of the game wearing a [[StarWars Palpatine-style]] black hood that conceals his upper face, and his name and identity aren't revealed for quite a while too. He eventually ditches it after becoming Pope, though.
* LaserGuidedKarma: One of the reasons why he remains in the background in ''Brotherhood''.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: In the final battle, he agrees to Ezio's challenge to a brawl [[FisticuffsBoss without weapons]]. Earlier in the game during their first confrontation, he opts to fight Enzio one-on-one rather than calling for help from his guards (although the guards do attack once it becomes clear he's going to lose).
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Before his identity was revealed, he was only referred to as either "the Spaniard" or "Maestro".
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Chose to remain hiding during ''Brotherhood'', primarily out of fear of Ezio, and a decision to focus on consolidation of Templar gains.
** This was also consistent with his behavior in ''II'' where he let the Pazzi (in Florence and San Gimignano) and Barbarigo (in Venice) families and their allies take credit -- and thus the brunt of the Assassin's attention. Until about the time that [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden arrived from Cyprus]], Ezio was almost never in a position to kill Rodrigo.
*** And in both ''AC II'' and ''Brotherhood'', [[NeverMyFault he blamed all the problems with Ezio on his allies, never himself, in spite of having the means to help.]]
* ParentalIncest: Rumors abound about him and his daughter, Lucrezia, though this only appears in ''Brotherhood'' as an accusation by Caterina Sforza. A comment by Cesare in ''Brotherhood'' implies it is true (with a comment about "persuading" the Pope to give more money), and it is also deliberately mentioned in his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' [[EncyclopediaExposita database entry]].
* [[spoiler:PerfectPoison: Tries to kill Cesare with some, but is killed by it himself instead.]]
* ThePope: In both the game and RealLife, he became Pope Alexander VI. He wasn't much better of a Pope in real life than he was in the game.

!!Uberto Alberti

A Florentine lawyer and friend of Giovanni, Uberto betrayed his friend and oversaw his execution on behalf of the Templars. He was the first victim of Ezio's campaign of revenge against the Templars.

Voiced by Michel Perron.
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* FaceHeelTurn: Formerly a ally of the Assassins, he joined the Templars due to his resentment of the Medici for depriving his family of its wealth.
* FamousLastWords: "You would have done the same, to save the ones you love..."
* FatBastard
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's ashamed and horrified at the way he betrayed Giovanni, but believes that he had no other choice to ensure his families saftey and fortune.
* StarterVillain

!!Francesco de' Pazzi
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The father of Vieri and a member of the Templars, he was the head of the Pazzi Conspircy, which aimed to remove the Medici from power in Florence and install a Templar allied regime.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: As shown in his Database Profile, he hates the Middle and Lower Classes, as well as anyone who tries raising their social status.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:He was claimed to have done this at the start of the game.
* AxCrazy: Just watch him killing Lorenzo's brother. And both in RealLife and the Novel, he's so crazed up that he STABS HIS OWN LEG WITHOUT REALIZING IT!
* BeardOfEvil
* DiscOneFinalBoss:He's the final target before you really get on with the story.
* FanDisservice: After you [[spoiler: kill him, the Medici hang his corpse in front of the city while wearing only a loin cloth....]]
* FragileSpeedster: He can run quite a lot. However, like everyone else who plays this trope in Assassin's Creed, he'll get cut down pretty quickly.
* {{Jerkass}}
* PrideBeforeAFall: He got so overconfident about the conspiracy that he ignored the threat posed by Ezio, not to mention he got so bloodthirsty he killed Lorenzo's brother and left Lorenzo with time to recover and defend himself(Though it could be blamed on the two monks, since they failed to stab him fatally and ran away)
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Does this to the Medici.

!!Vieri de' Pazzi
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A young Florentine noble, his family has always been at odds with both the Medici and the Auditore houses. Vieri is later revealed to be a member of the Knights Templar.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Like his father, he's shown to be extremely brutal, cruel and hateful towards the lower classes and everyone else.
* AttemptedRape: He tries this on Cristina Vespucci, but Ezio intervenes.
* BadBoss: Apparently, he disfigures and maims his own soldiers if they piss him off, or if he feels like it, with one mentioned EyeScream occasion. It's implied in a letter that [[WellDoneSonGuy he just wants his father's attention]].
* BerserkButton: He does not take kindly to Ezio sleeping with his sister.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Pazzi are not nice people.
* DirtyCoward: All of your early encounters with him end with him running away with his tail between his legs after you kill the soldiers he was hiding behind.
* EvilCounterpart: He's what Ezio could've been if not for his parents and Mario.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just like his father.
* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Nobles Who Actually Do Something]]: Unlike most other Templars, who will run at the sight of Ezio(though some of them are just being DangerouslyGenreSavvy), Vieri was willing to stay his ground and fight against Mario Auditore's mercenaries. In the novel, he even wears full body armor, fights and nearly kills Ezio with an axe.
* SoreLoser: According to Shaun's Database Profile, Vieri would often make up rigged competitions to flaunt himself over others. And on the rare occasions when he lost, he would invite the winner's entire family for [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink "a meal to die for"]]. Not to mention how he swears to kill Ezio and his entire family, both during Ezio's rescue of Cristina during the AttemptedRape mentioned above, and after Francesco's arrest, during which Vieri keeps slandering the Auditore's name and triggers the first chapter's fight. In fact, during the first part of the game, your enemies consist of Pazzi Family's Guards (Or relatives, since they dress like Vieri) trying to find and beat you down on Vieri's orders.
* SpoiledBrat
* WellDoneSonGuy: In a letter, his mentor Fra Giacondo expresses his belief that Vieri acts the way he does to gain his father's approval.

!!Antonio Maffei

A Florentine monk who worked for the Medici, he joined the Templar Order and became a member of the Pazzi Conspiracy.

Voiced by Shawn Baichoo.
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* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Unlike most assassination targets, he continues to try and struggle against Ezio after having been mortally wounded.]]
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]
* {{Revenge}}: One of his main motivations is getting payback against the Medici after witnessing their mercanaries raiding Volterra.
* SanitySlippage: After the plot failed, he fled to San Gimignano and resided in one of the highest towers, yelling down scripture at the citizens while also firing arrows at some.
* [[SinisterMinister Sinister Monk]]

!!Stefano da Bagnone

Voiced by Tony Robinow.
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* BaldOfEvil
* EvilOldFolks
* [[SinisterMinister Sinister Monk]]

!!Bernardo Baroncelli

Voiced by Tod Fennell.
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!!Francesco Salviati

Voiced by Marcel Jeannin.
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* SinisterMinister

!!Jacopo de' Pazzi

The head of the Pazzi family, Jacopo was a banker who worked with the Templars. He had nothing against Lorenzo de Medici personally, so when it came time for Francesco's coup to be executed, he hired four Templar hitmen to take him out: Maffei, da Bagnone, Baroncelli and Salviati (see above).

Voiced by Arthur Grosser.
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* AntiVillain
* MercyKill: As Ezio is about to assassinate him, Rodrigo Borgia and Emilio Barbarigo stab Jacopo--twice in the chest, once through the neck--and leave him to bleed out. Soon after, Ezio eases his pain and ends his life mercifully.
** RasputinianDeath
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's less of a douche than his son and grand-nephew. He opposed their scheming against Lorenzo de Medici, though admittedly this is more to stop the plotting from getting personal and avoiding potential carelessness.

!!Emilio Barbarigo

Voiced by Arthur Holden.
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* BuyThemOff
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: While he at first dismisses Carlo's warnings about Ezio, he quickly decides that it's better to be safe than sorry and orders his assistant to load a boat for his departure. Unfortunately, Carlo's warning was a bit too late, as Ezio was overhearing all along.
* EvilOldFolks
* KnifeNut: He helps Rodrigo stab Jacopo de Pazzi to death.
* NiceHat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Downplayed, as Emilio is still treacherous and cruel, but he's more in line with the traditional Templar ideology of "peace through progress and control", rather than Rodrigo Borgia's line of conquest for power's sake.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: While the thieves' guild was aware of his tyranny, Emilio was quite popular because of his funding the Venetian police force, keeping the streets safe from crime(One of those subtle and rare moments in Ezio's saga where Templars are doing a good thing, even if the Assassins don't admit it).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Claims he was working to establish unity, stability, and order, and that doing so demanded some sacrifices.

!!Carlo Grimaldi

Voiced by Roc [=LaFortune=].
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* AmbitionIsEvil
* FauxAffablyEvil: Treats the Doge as a close friend, but still murders him for the Templar agenda.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to invoke this in his dying words to Ezio. He promptly [[ShutUpHannibal throws it in his face.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's only forty, but his hair has gone completely white.

!!Marco Barbarigo

Voiced by
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* EvilOldFolks
* LargeHam: His speech during Carnevale, after becoming Doge of Venice.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He wanted Dante's wife, so he tried to have him killed. When that failed and left Dante retarded, he had him sign a document to cancel his marriage and took his wife for himself... all the while Dante kept guard on the door.
* SpoiledBrat: Was one in his youth, according to Shaun, as he had everything he wanted from his family.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: After becoming Doge of Venice.

!!Silvio Barbarigo

Voiced by Harry Standjofski.
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Even after he's betrayed by his fellow Templars and stabbed by Ezio, he refuses to tell his secrets.
* EvilUncle: He had one, who killed his father. He had him stabbed and took his palazzo for himself after he grew up.
* FatBastard
* Irony: He introduced Rodrigo Borgia to cantarella in order to kill their enemies. [[spoiler: Rodrigo would later die by this same poison when he tries to poison Cesare.]]
* Jerkass Woobie: He has some shades of it. For starters, his father was killed by his uncle and he, his mother and his sister was forced to live with him, thus needing to become cruel and malicious in order to survive.
* MasterPoisoner: He's implied to be one, and is the one who introduced Rodrigo Borgia to cantarella, the infamous poison often used by the Borgias(And the one that would [[spoiler: kill Rodrigo and destroy the Borgias' authority in Roma]]), in the first place.
* Revenge: His father was killed by his uncle, and Silvio planned revenge since childhood. After becoming an adult, he had his mother and sister(Or two courtesans, it's unclear in the database) to stab him. He later covered up the details to make it appear his uncle just "died in bed".
* EveryManHasHisPrice / ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: When Ezio beats the other competitors in the tournament, Silvio bribes the ring leader to give the prize to Dante Moro. Even though everyone saw Ezio kick his ass.
* YouHaveFailedMe / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Both he and Dante are abandoned by the Templars when Ezio comes after them. Even then, he refuses to confess to Ezio about where they were sailing to.

!!Dante Moro

Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* TheBrute: The brain damage he sustains from a murder attempt on him makes him a convenient heavy for his master Marco.
* TheDragon: To Marco Barbarigo.
* DumbMuscle: His brain damage took most of his mind from him, making him little more than a brute that the Templars order around.


!!Cesare Borgia
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Rodrigo Borgia's ambitious son and Captain General of the Papal armies, who becomes the main villain of ''Brotherhood''.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Really wants to take over Italy, while his father merely wanted to consolidate the power they held. Moreover, while his father has some measure of patience (having been at this for almost thirty years) and is willing to work behind the scenes, Cesare wants to do it openly (albeit only disguising the Templar angle under the guise of the Church), quickly and by overt military force.
** During the final boss fight [[spoiler:in Viana, Spain]], Cesare claims to intend to conquer Spain as well, even though [[spoiler:Cesare was now in the service of one of his relatives, King John III of Navarre]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's actually a very skilled swordsman and as a military commander he leads from the front, although there's nothing to back up his claim of being "the greatest fighter who ever lived". In the actual final battle, he fights like the [[EliteMooks Elite Mook Papal Guards]] and is immune to insta-kills, but doesn't counter, grab, or kick to break your defenses, making fighting him a simple matter of continuously smacking him to death while occasionally breaking off to fight his respawning mooks. He's certainly got nothing on Robert de Sable or [[spoiler:Al-Mualim]] from the first game.
* BadassBoast:
-->''If I want to live, I live. If I want to take, I take. [[spoiler:If I want you to die, YOU ''''' DIIIIIIIEE!''''']]
** Doubles as a VillainousBreakdown though, since this is said after he finds out that [[spoiler:daddy won't pay his warmaking bills, didn't tell him that his French ally is dead or about the extent of the Assassins' liberation of Rome, blames their troubles on Cesare's "Moment Of Awesome" that was razing Monteriggioni, refuses to let him use the Apple of Eden... oh, and poisoned that apple Cesare just bit.]]
* BigBad: Of Brotherhood.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Kisses his sister Lucrezia in a lover's fashion before a military expedition in Romagna, is receptive to his sister's... suggestions, and it's implied that the whole chain of Memories where [[spoiler:Ezio must save Pietro, Lucrezia's admirer, from Cesare's personal assassin Micheletto Corella are [[EvilIsPetty all because of Cesare's jealousy]],]] albeit deliberately provoked by Lucrezia who mistakenly believes that he's cheating on her with the captured [[spoiler:Caterina Sforza]].
* CrazyJealousGuy: And how!
* {{Determinator}}: He's poisoned by Rodrigo and is still visibly suffering from it by the time he is arrested, but still continues to push his forces onwards, albeit from behind.
* DragonInChief: He's the primary antagonist despite being merely TheDragon, since Rodrigo's become OrcusOnHisThrone.
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Subverted, due to how sour the situation is revealed to be when he returns from Romagna.]]
* LargeHam: If he wants to ham, he '''''HAAAAAAAAAMS!'''''
** EvilIsHammy
* HotBlooded
* HumiliationConga: The latter half of Sequence 7 and the whole of Sequence 8 are just one disaster after another for Cesare, ending with [[spoiler:him arrested for "murder, betrayal and incest" by a general whose family he'd pressed into his service, at the order of the new Pope who'd opposed his family, and Cesare being dragged away by his former elites the Papal Guards]]. Sequence 9 has Ezio finding him [[spoiler:fighting on the front lines at the castle of Viana, now in the service of a relative]].
** Worse yet, it's his downfall because it's been a long time coming -- while it's not revealed how much progress Cesare made in Romagna, it probably wasn't worth [[spoiler:the Assassins stealing Rome out from under him and Rodrigo]], which causes him to have a VillainousBreakdown.
* '''{{Jerkass}}''': The guy is rotten to the very core.
* ManChild
* NeverMyFault
* OverlordJr
* PsychopathicManchild
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: Semi-privately speaks poorly of Rodrigo and his personal power structure behind his back.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Ezio manages to steal Rome under him, he quickly devolves into a hysterical brat. See BadassBoast and HumiliationConga.
* YoungConqueror

!!Lucrezia Borgia
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Rodrigo Borgia's illegitimate daughter, and a target of his abuse as a child.

Voiced by Liane Balaban.
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* BrotherSisterIncest
* DaddysLittleVillain
* TheDarkChick
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Of sorts. [[WasItAllALie She doesn't react well to Cesare's interrogation for the Apple]], telling Ezio its location in retaliation. She spent the last years of her life having nothing to do with the Templars, instead living quietly with her husband and raising her children as best she could.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Did genuinely love her son Giovanni, and even tried to secretly tell him that she loved him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LadyInRed
* StarCrossedLovers: Had a son with an Assassin in ''Project Legacy'', whether or not she recognized him as such, but the father ends up taking the son away when he's born malformed.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a rather ineffectual one to Ezio when he holds her hostage in his rescue of Caterina. According to her, Lorenzo wasn't kidding when he vowed to "erase" the Pazzi family from Florence. It doesn't stop Ezio from dragging her to Caterina's cell though.
* {{Yandere}}: Goes nuts on Caterina for the possibility that Cesare might have done something with her. [[spoiler:According to Caterina, he didn't.]]

!!Micheletto Corella

Cesare's right hand man and assassin. He has known Cesare since their childhood together, and was inducted into the Templar Order due to this connection.

Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: By Cesare in the novelization.]]
* TheDragon: To Cesare.
* ProfessionalKiller: His main role is to execute anyone who displeases the Borgia.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Cesare, [[spoiler:although it breaks in the novelization after he gets insulted for his failures, even after he frees Cesare from prison.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Cesare.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears from ''Brotherhood'' after Ezio spares his life, with only a few mentions. [[spoiler:In the novelization, he is killed by Cesare after attacking him for being insulted too many times.]]

!!Leandros

A Byzantine captain and Templar in charge of excavating Mysaf, he is killed by Ezio in 1511.

Voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
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* BadBoss: He constantly insults his men, pulls one who'd come to his rescue from his carriage out of mere spite (the guard not even having done ''anything'' against Leandros) and throws another off a rooftop in an attempt to slow Ezio.
* BaldOfEvil
* DirtyCoward
* GetBackHereBoss
* ZeroEffortBoss: He goes down without even a fight at the conclusion of Memory Sequence 1.

!!Manuel Palaiologos

A Templar ally in 1512, and former heir to the Byzantine throne.
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* ContractualBossImmunity: Averted. He can be taken down with counters.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is personally disgusted by Shahkulu's brutality, stating that there's no need to spit upon those lower than themselves. The fact that the end result stinks up to high heaven also doesn't help.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Ahmet]]
* FatBastard: One of his main characteristics.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: [[spoiler:In his final moments, he simply hands over his Masyaf Key to Ezio and challenges him to try and open it before the Templars.]]
* TheRemnant: The last heir of the Byzantine Empire who seeks to restore the long-fallen Empire.

!!Shahkulu
See the folder for Revelations Multiplayer Personas.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ottoman Empire]]
!!Prince Suleiman
The grandson of Sultan Bayezid II and an important ally of Ezio.
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* BigGood: To an extent.
* TheMagnificent: Most famously known as Suleiman the Magnificent.
* PatrickStewartSpeech: He made one of of these during a conversation with Ezio.
-->"I have not lived long, but I have lived long enough to know that the world is a tapestry of many colors and patterns. A just leader would celebrate this, not seek to unravel it."
* TheWisePrince: Widely admired for his intellect, even by the Janissaries who dislike Ahmet for sharing the same traits.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: When Ezio met him, Suleiman was just a 17 years old prince with low standing in the Ottoman courts. Eventually he will go on to become of the most successful Sultans in the Ottoman Empire.

!!Prince Ahmet
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AhmetAC_2298.png]]

One of Bayezid's sons and the uncle of Suleiman, he is the favored son to becoem the next Sultan. [[spoiler:He also happens to be the new Grand Master of the Templar Order]].

Voiced by Tamer Hassan.
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* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Generally shows respect to Ezio, even stating that he's disappointed that two men who should be friends have to be working together. Doesn't stop him from hanging Sofia from a tree however.]]
* [[spoiler: Anti-Villain: Okay, so he's a Templar and a tad cruel, but when compared to the Borgias, this guy is far more sympathetic. Oh, there's also the fact that his brother is a bit of a psycho and KnightTemplar whom the Janissaries want on the throne so he can lead them in a holy war. If not for his attempt to hang Sofia from a tree, he would almost be a straight example of HeroAntagonist. Plus, unlike Cesare, Ahmet actually follows the Templars' goal of creating the perfect world, rather than power for power's sake. Sadly, that made no difference for Ezio.]]
* [[spoiler:CainAndAbel]]: [[spoiler: It's unclear if he planned on killing his brother, but Ahmet winded up being killed by Selim, making him an rare case of Evil Abel, though Selim isn't exactly good either.]]
* [[spoiler:CutsceneBoss]]: [[spoiler:Killed off by his brother Selim.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: [[spoiler:Near the end.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath]]: [[spoiler:Strangled and pushed off a cliff, sending him falling into the sea.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilUncle]]
* [[spoiler:EvilPrince]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:His reaction upon Selim's return.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his brother Selim's red. Ahmet is intelligent, calm and scholarly while Selim is a hot-tempered and bellicose warmonger. Because of this, the Janissaries primarily favor Selim.
* TheUnfavorite: Ahmet is disliked for being the choice for next sultan. While Tarik comments how Ahmet is too soft when it comes to war, but too paranoid when it comes to peace, it should be noted that the only shown dislikers of Ahmet are the Janissaries, who are shown and described through the entire game to be close to an entire PraetorianGuard of Complete Monsters and CulturePolice, so their opinion might not be the most trustworthy. Plus, Ahmet's Database seems to imply the Janissaries are also hoping for [[KnightTemplar a sultan who leads them into a holy war against all other countries]], making [[spoiler: Ahmet's decision to join the Templars]] more comprehensible.
* [[spoiler:VillainousValor]]: Say what you will about the man, but to [[spoiler: keep trying to fight and kill Ezio while they're falling off a cliff shows just how much this guy is bent on finding the Grand Temple and fulfilling his goal. The guy is falling to his probable death, and he just keeps fighting.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: He wishes to destroy the feuds and lines that divide men, but wants to conquer and take away peoples free will to do so.]]

!!Tarik Barleti
[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TarikAC_2701.png]]

The Captain of the Janissaries, Tarik supports Prince Selim I over Prince Ahmet to be the next Sultan. He is suspected of collaborating with the Templars to discredit Ahmet by Suleiman and Ezio, [[spoiler:while he is actually trying to draw them out and destroy them.]]

Voiced by JB Blanc.
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* BadassBeard
* BrutalHonesty: He really does not hold back when telling Ahmet why he would be a bad Sultan.
* [[NiceHat Nice Helmet]]
* PermissionToSpeakFreely: Tarik requests this before telling Ahmet why he thinks he'll be a poor Sultan.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:At the request of Prince Suleiman, Ezio assassinates Tarik, who had secretly been working against the Templars. Would've been nice if he had shared that info. In the end, his plan succeeds only because Ezio intervenes.]]
** [[spoiler:Even he admitted that in hindsight it was sorta his fault]]:
--->'''[[spoiler:Tarik]]''': ''"[[spoiler:I blame myself. Not for treason, but hubris.]]"''
* PraetorianGuard: Since he is the commander of the Janissaries.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Unaffiliated]]
!!LeonardoDaVinci
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LeonardoDaVinci_1116.png]]

A budding young painter and friend of Maria Auditore. He later befriends Ezio and assists the Assassin by decrypting Codex pages and building the fantastic weapons detailed on certain pages, as well as eventually having his own designs constructed.
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* ADorkable: He just gets so ''excited'' over those Codex pages, it's hard not to smile.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the DLC, he gets [[spoiler:captured by Hermetic monks and beaten up for information.]] His response? ''Snark at them''.
* DistressedDude: In ''The Da Vinci Disappearance''.
* GadgeteerGenius: What part of "Leonardo da Vinci" do you not understand?
* HeterosexualLifePartner: For Ezio.
** PlatonicLifePartners: Although it's all but explicitly stated that he is gay in the Brotherhood DLC, and in a relationship with his apprentice Salai, which would make Ezio and Leonardo's relationship this instead.
* ManHug: Shares several with Ezio throughout their friendship.
* NonActionGuy
* NoAccountingForTaste: Both in-game and historically, one has to wonder: [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what]] ''[[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim does]]'' [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim he see in]] [[BrattyHalfPint Salai]]? And a better question: ''why'' does Ezio approve?
* NoSell: When Ezio accidentally triggers the Apple in the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''AC II'', Leonardo is the only person in the room not overcome by the Piece of Eden's power. Mario and Machiavelli are both brought to their knees, and even Ezio (who has First Civilization DNA in him) is visibly pained. It's hinted that Leo's mind is just ''that'' strong.
* StraightGay: He doesn't have any 'gay' mannerisms and it's not confirmed outside of his database entry (which only mentions that he was tried for sodomy in 1476 and was "probably" homosexual), but in the Brotherhood DLC, Ezio tells Leonardo that he "approves" of Salai, leaving Leonardo speechless. (Though given the way Salai treats Leonardo, it makes no sense for Ezio to approve of the little brat.) Among other hints in the DLC, he is all but confirmed to be gay.
** There is also the discussion between him and Ezio about the Mona Lisa. Ezio immediately says he shouldn't be distracted by young ladies, to which Leonardo replies that women were never a distraction for him (followed by Ezio's reaction: "Wait, I don't get it"). The scene chronologically takes place ''after'' the DLC... So Ezio ''should'' get it. That's what happens when you don't add continuity to your DLC.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Cristina Vespucci
Ezio's original love interest, seen very briefly in ''Assassin's Creed II'' but expanded upon in ''Brotherhood''.
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* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dies in Ezio's arms during the Bonfire of the Vanities, as shown in a repressed ''Brotherhood'' memory.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simonetta_Vespucci Simonetta Vespucci]] making Ezio an expy of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandro_Botticelli Sandro Botticelli]] the painter who allegedly loved Simonetta and Cristina's husband an expy of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuliano_de%27_Medici_%281453%E2%80%931478%29 Giuliano de' Medici]] Simonetta's RL husband.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: The subject of Ezio's repressed memories in ''Brotherhood''.
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Once joked that her cousin Amerigo would have a shipping company named after him.
* RescueRomance: Their relationship officially kicks off as Ezio (who was [[StalkerWithACrush tracking her]] on Federico's advice) rescued her from AttemptedRape by Vieri.

!!Duccio De Luca
A Florentine noble who eventually became a merchant. He was once engaged to Claudia, but was having an affair with various other women and Ezio does not take kindly to those who cheat on his sister.
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* ButtMonkey: "''...Whenever he would show himself, my fist would find his face.''"
* CasanovaWannabe: "''There once was a man named Duccio. A rat with lecher's taste...''"
* RecurringCharacter[=/=]RunningGag
* SmugSnake
* StrawLoser: He's only in the story to act like a complete jerk, only for Ezio to put him in his place.

!!Federico Auditore
Ezio's elder brother, and the eldest of the Auditore children. He was executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Petruccio Auditore.
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* {{Badass}}: At the very least, he helps Ezio in the street brawl with Vieri's gang.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He likes to lightheartedly poke fun at Ezio a lot; for instance, he jokes with a doctor that Ezio's only asset is [[PrettyBoy his pretty face.]]
* LeParkour: He's just as agile as Ezio and challenges him to a race early on.
* SacrificialLion
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Petruccio Auditore
Ezio's younger brother, and the youngest of the Auditore family. He collected feathers for some unknown purpose, likely as a gift for their mother Maria. Petruccio is executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Federico Auditore.
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* ChildrenAreInnocent
* IllBoy: Had some kind of disease that rendered him bedridden for much of his childhood.
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He shows up in one memory, with maybe 5 lines or so, before his untimely death.

!!Lorenzo de' Medici
-->''"Francesco de Pazzi! I'll kill him! I'll wipe his entire family from the city! They'll be ERASED!"''

The ''de facto'' ruler of Florence, both Giovanni and Ezio served him as his personal Assassin. He became friends with Giovanni after the Assassin saved him from drowning as a child, leading to his close ties with the Assassin Order.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* BusCrash: Dies off-screen around the time of the [[GaidenGame spin-off]] ''Discovery''.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He routinely uses this on captured opponents to gain information.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: His use of torture and retaliation against the entire Pazzi family, even those members who did not conspire against him.
* FeudingFamilies: With the Pazzi.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Comes off a lot more benevolent than his historical record would imply, although in ''Lineage'' he attends the interrogation-by-torture of a Borgia henchman and according to Lucrezia utterly obliterates the Pazzi after their assassination attempt. On the other hand, it's implied that he looks better in comparison to his counterpart Francesco de' Pazzi.
* MadeOfIron: Survives being stabbed ''nineteen'' times during the Pazzi Conspiracy.
* ThePurge: He destroys every trace of the Pazzi after their attempt to assassinate him.

!!Caterina Sforza
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The countess of Forlì, Caterina is a significant ally (and a bit more than that) to Ezio.

Voiced by Cristina Rosato.
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* ActionGirl: During the siege of Forli picks up a butcher knife without hesitation.
* {{Badass}}
* BusCrash: She does not appear again after Sequence 4 of ''Brotherhood'', which ends with her [[spoiler:riding to Florence to petition for the return of her rulership of Forlì, as she felt that she was useless as a political/military ally to the Assassins otherwise]]. According to Shaun, she would be unsuccessful in this and die of pneumonia.
* DarkActionGirl: Her ''Brotherhood'' biography mentions she doesn't have much of a problem with infanticide, just like the RealLife Caterina Sforza, a woman described by BadassOfTheWeek as an EvilOverlord in her own right.
* DoomedByCanon
* FieryRedhead: And how!
* HotBlooded
* HeroesWantRedheads
* [[SirSwearsALot Miss Swears a Lot]]
* NoodleIncident: In the game proper we never find out how she got stranded out on an island where Ezio finds her, though in the novelization of the game she's having an argument with her husband and he pushes the boat she's on out into the water when he gets sick of arguing with her. It can be safely assumed that roughly the same thing happened offscreen in the game.
* PurpleIsPowerful / GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* RescueRomance: With Ezio, since she's instantly charmed when he comes out by gondola to rescue her.
* WeHaveReserves: After the Orsi brothers kidnap two of her children, she taunts them that she can make more. Subverted, since she asks Ezio to save them immediately afterwards. And according to BadassOfTheWeek, with the obvious exception of Ezio's involvement, Sforza did this for real.

!!Rosa
A member of the Venetian thieves guild who teaches Ezio how to grab higher ledges and eventually joins the Assasins. Implied to have also had an intimate relationship with him.
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* ActionGirl
* {{Determinator}}
* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: To the point that if they hadn't kept much of her dialog in Italian while they're treating her wound the game's rating would likely have had to be bumped up.
* NiceHat
* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A.

!!Girolamo Savonarola
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An exiled monk who stumbles upon a wounded Ezio and the Apple of Eden, taking it for himself to begin a reign of terror in Florence -- and one of the only people in the whole series to wield a Piece of Eden without being Assassin or Templar-aligned.
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* ChekhovsGunman: Appears in the background in several cutscenes during the "Battle of Forli" chapter, before stealing the Apple of Eden at the end and rising to prominent as the BigBad of the "Bonfire of the Vanities" chapter.
* EvilLuddite
* TheExile
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* TheFundamentalist
* KillItWithFire
* KnightTemplar
* LuddWasRight: His general dogma.
* MercyKill: As he is burned on the stake, Ezio climbs up and and kills him with a single (albeit brutal) stab to the neck.
* MindRape: Courtesy of the Apple, and done to the leaders of Florence, forcing them and the people of Florence to follow him.
* SinisterMinister
* WellIntentionedExtremist: May have actually been unaware of both the Assassin and Templar agendas -- and is the only antagonist to be simultaneously targeted by both.

!!Giovanni Borgia
The bastard child of an Assassin and Lucrezia Borgia in ''Project Legacy''. Was raised to be a prick by his uncle (posing as his father), but later switched sides. Later accompanies Hernan Cortez and his conquistadors to South America.
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* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:The Shroud]] saved him from death, but left him with severe Bleeding Effect-like symptoms, and "[[HearingVoices Consus]]."
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: Giovanni was able to manifest Eagle Vision as a five-year-old child; due to this being strongly implied in ''[=AC2=]'' about Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad and his ancestors, it may be inferred about Giovanni and his father Perotto Calderon]].
* HearingVoices: At times (often in proximity to [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]]) he saw/heard "Consus," who would tend to give him advice relating to the use of [[spoiler:Pieces of Eden]], though Consus also interpreted a letter and guided him to [[spoiler:joining the Assassins]].
* InfantImmortality: All thanks to [[spoiler:The Shroud of Eden]].
* NamesTheSame: Shares the same first name as Ezio's father. [[spoiler:Ironically, he ends up marrying a woman named Maria Amiel, who shares the same first name as Ezio's mother.]]

!!Dante Moro
Once the captain of Venetian city guard, Dante was subjected to failed assassination attempt by Marco Barbarigo, who wanted to steal his wife. Despite surviving, Dante ended up heavily brain damaged, and Marco exploited this and turned him into his personal bodyguard.
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* TheDragon: To Marco.
* DumbMuscle: A rather tragic example.
* ExtremeDoormat: As a result of being stabbed in the head, his brain is damaged and extremely impressionable.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The reason Marco tried to have him killed.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: He was stabbed three times in the body and once in the head.

!!Sofia Sartor
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A Venetian bookstore owner and scholar currently running her uncle's shop in Constantinople. Ezio enlists her help with finding the keys to Masyaf's vault.

Voiced by Anna Tuveri.
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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:With Ezio in ''Embers''.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]: [[spoiler:With Ezio.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotLibrarian: She owns a bookstore Constantinople and loves to read in her free time.
* [[spoiler:HostageForMacGuffin]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: The reason that Ezio originally hesitate to have a romantic relationship with her. [[spoiler:It turns out that his concerns were totally justified as the Templars kidnapped her to threaten Ezio near the end of the game. But they still ended up getting together in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:LastGirlWins]]: Given how the animus and genetic memories work, that's not really a surprise.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Ezio, who is nearly 20 years her major.
* MeaningfulName: 'Sofia', at its root, derives from 'sophos', the Greek for 'wisdom'. Quite appropriate for the resident bookworm. Also, the theme of the game is Ezio's search for wisdom which he finds, in both forms.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler:For Ezio.]]
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: But unlike Caterina, she wasn't a FieryRedhead and fits much more under the BrainyBrunette stereotype.
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[[folder:Brotherhood Multiplayer Personas]]
!!The Barber (Baltasar de Silva)
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Hiding behind the guise of a barber, Baltasar de Silva, Cesare's master spy, would secretly study the Assassins' techniques and equipment, in the hopes of using their own skills against them. He was not the combative type, instead preferring to use traps or hired help to defeat enemies.
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* ApologeticAttacker: Apologizes to Fiora Cavazza, the Courtesan, before unveiling his trap.
* BadassMustache
* BoobyTrap: He's shown to have a bit of a fondness for these. When Fiora leads the Assassins to his actual hideout, they are first confronted with a tripwire bomb in the doorway and once they're inside, they discover the place is loaded with an abrasive powder. Baltasar sets fire to it, intending to burn the place down while they're inside, but Fiora and the Assassins manage to escape unharmed.
* CaptainErsatz: SweeneyTodd in an Italian Renaissance coating.
* DangerouslyCloseShave
* DarkIsEvil: Certainly applies if you've chosen the black dye for his vest.
* TheDragon: One of Cesare's, serving as his master spy.
* ILied: After the "[[HeelFaceTurn reformed]]" Fiora is lured towards an abandoned warehouse with promises of a better deal, Baltasar engages in some casual conversation before he calls out a squad of arquebusiers to kill her. [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes He didn't expect the Assassins to have their own ambush team waiting too]].]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: With a razor as a weapon, [[SlashedThroat slitting your targets' throats]] is the only option.
* [[KillItWithFire Kill Them with Fire]]: What he attempts to do once Fiora and the Assassins are inside his hideout. It doesn't work.
* OutGambitted: By the Assassins, obviously.[[spoiler: He probably hadn't expected them to follow Fiora to the warehouse.]]
* SkunkStripe
* TheSpymaster

!!The Blacksmith (Auguste Oberlin)
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Auguste Oberlin was the personal blacksmith of Cesare Borgia, crafting weapons for most of Cesare's agents, as well as more ambitious designs. He was also responsible for the creation and distribution of Borgia propaganda throughout Rome.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: He's a bit plump to be clambering up walls so easily...
* AnAxeToGrind: Auguste Oberlin wields a Bearded Axe in the singleplayer mission, instead of his regular hammer.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Once he gets his ''superior'' gear, some braids are added in his beard.
** BadassMustache
* TheBlacksmith: Naturally.
* DarkIsEvil: Again, when the black dye is selected.
* DomesticAbuse: His horrible treatment of his wife, along with his alliance to the Borgia, is what provokes Ezio into luring him out (by destroying his propaganda posters) [[spoiler:and then killing him.]]
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice and boy, is it brutal.
* EvilRedhead
* FatBastard
* FashionableAsymmetry: Thanks to the gauntlet he's wearing.
* GeniusBruiser: He is revealed to be quite attentive to detail. Also an excellent craftman and mechanical designer.
* HiddenDepths: As stated above, when Fiora Cavazza first meets him, she is more than a little surprised that beneath his brutish appearance lies an intelligent and cultured man that is very dedicated towards his work. He was also an artist, designing intricate propaganda for the Borgia.
* ShouldersOfDoom: A pretty minor version, but he gets these in his ''elite'' gear.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: You can have him execute a backbreaker in one of his high profile kill animations.

!!The Captain (Donato Mancini)
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Donato Mancini was a military captain of the Papal army under the Borgia and a very confident, capable horseman, better than even Cesare Borgia himself. While he appeared honourable, even he was not afraid to resort to underhanded methods or petty revenge.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Despite wearing a full breastplate, he dies just as easily as his squishier opponents.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolSword: It's pretty fancy.
* HonorBeforeReason: Wouldn't take a bribe to throw a horse race to Cesare, though it may have been arrogance rather than honor.
** More likely arrogance, as Mancini ended up vandalizing the selling stall of Rocco, a rider who did beat him, and then wanted him to report to the Circus Maximus (''Circo Massimo'') to be cut down. When Ezio arrives at the ''Circo Massimo'', Mancini is on his horse wondering where "Rocco" is.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The above is an example of this; while he claims to Fiora Cavazza that the winner will win and should not be begrudged because of that, he's obviously vengeful when he himself is beaten by someone like Rocco. Even his biography jokingly hints at this, stating that he "remains a distinguished and refined character, respecting the code of honour. Unfortunately, those he challenges to a duel by Sword [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty never get the chance to count to three."]]
* KnifeNut: He has a parrying dagger along with his rapier, but is never shown using it.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Took a severe beating from the Officer for winning the race against Cesare on principle.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Again, pretty minor version. One spaulder is added in his ''superior'' gear and another in his ''elite'' gear.

!!The Courtesan (Fiora Cavazza)
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->''"I am done with Cesare. Done with the mad people who surround him."''

A former prostitute who was recruited by Cesare to serve as his underworld liaison, she turned against him after several years due to his abuse, threats, and constantly putting her into dangerous situations. She allied with the Assassins to dismantle his power base, which she initially had helped establish.
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* ActionGirl
* BiTheWay: Willingly services a female customer in ''Project Legacy''.
* DarkIsEvil: Her ''elite'' gear dyes a large portion of her outfit in pure black.
* TheDragon: She was one of Cesare's Dragons, and his main connection to his "underworld" allies.
* FemmeFatale
* HairDecorations: Her ''superior'' gear adds a floral headpiece.
* HeelFaceTurn: After being pushed a little too far by Cesare (in terms of who she had to put up with), Malfatto being the last straw, she decided to cut her losses and join the Assassins, providing them with details on Cesare's other agents.
** [[spoiler:Due to this, she tries to cover her ass -- a glorious ass it is -- and kill off Il Lupo and Baltasar because they (if somehow taken alive or otherwise talking) could reveal to the Assassins the extent to which she'd helped Cesare. Later, to prove her devotion to the Assassins, she tries to steal the Apple of Eden from Borgia custody. She fails.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: In ''Project Legacy''. The "Rome" memory set's first chapter is about her memories.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Cavazza had quite the mean streak and is implied to regret little of what she's done for Cesare.
* InTheBack: To illustrate the above, she slashed [[spoiler: Il Lupo across the back with her poison-tipped fan, knowing she couldn't beat him in a fight.]]
* LeftHanging: Her last appearance [[spoiler: is immobilized, at the feet of a very pissed Cesare Borgia, after she tried to steal the Apple of Eden]]. Given that it's not her memory we see this in, but [[spoiler: Cesare's son Giovanni]]'s, it's likely it didn't [[AttemptedRape end]] well [[FateWorseThanDeath for her]].
* [[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Woman]]: Her ''superior'' gear features a Jubilee mask.
* [[PaperFanOfDoom Metal Fan Of Doom]]: The [[SlashedThroat throat slit]] is the preferred method of killing with it.
* MsFanservice
* OnlyInItForTheMoney [=/=] PunchClockVillain: That's one way of looking at her characterization. Her change of heart - going so far as to join the Assassins, the Templars' sworn enemies - appears to suggest that Fiora did not really care about Templar ideals, and was only part of the organization for the benefits (power, money, etc.) it brought her. Once working for them proved to be more trouble than it was worth it (Cesare sending her to meet with Malfatto being the final straw), she allied herself with the Assassins because she knew they were the group that could better protect her from the Templars.
* TooManyBelts: They seem to grow in amount as her gear progresses.
* ZettaiRyouki

!!The Dama Rossa
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->''"Alhambra. A pearl set amidst the diamonds of Spain."''

A mysterious woman, presumably afiliated with the Templar Order, that operated under the alias of the Dama Rossa. A vengeful spirit, she would spread malicious rumours to make her own work easier.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Her undershirt is removed in her ''elite'' gear.
* ActionGirl [=/=] DarkActionGirl
* BritishAccents: The multiplayer trailer for ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'' is briefly narrated by a seductive, British-sounding voice as the Dama Rossa strolls into view (giving the viewers [[{{Fanservice}} a gratuitous shot of her behind]]). One could assume it's actually the Dama Rossa narrating.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* EvilRedhead: Since she was most likely part of the Templar Order, one can only assume she was this.
* FemmeFatale: What her appearance suggests, what with being [[HellBentForLeather clad in tight leather]] while seductively swaying her hips as she walks. Her ''elite'' gear leaves even less to the imagination...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a double-pronged ''hair pin'', of all things, to stab people.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: She is stated to be a "scorned lover" and a "vengeful spirit".
* MsFanservice
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** MeaningfulName: Dama Rossa (meaning "red lady" or "red-headed lady") most likely refers to her haircolour. Or her tendency to spill blood with a hairpin... Or something else entirely even.
* OperaGloves: And then she wears another pair of gloves ''over'' them.
* ThighHighBoots: Most likely to emphasize her [[ShesGotLegs lovely legs.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She doesn't appear in the ''Brotherhood'' singleplayer, nor is she mentioned in ''Project Legacy''.
* WomanScorned

!!The Doctor (Malfatto)
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An infamous serial killer of courtesans, Malfatto was a doctor only in name, murdering many more than he saved. He was feared enough to catch the eye of Cesare Borgia, who wished to recruit the evil doctor into his personal army.
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* CaptainErsatz: Our JackTheRipper of the Italian Renaissance.
* CoolMask: Gets cooler in his ''advanced'' gear.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* DarkIsEvil: All of his optional colours are really dark.
* DeadlyDoctor
* DirtyCoward: He drugs Fiora Cavazza in her sleep, only to seem to panic when she manages to get up and fight back (then again, she did manage to tear a large gash in his stomach). He also runs on sight from Ezio, but that's just being smart.
* TheFaceless
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a syringe full of poison that he jabs into his targets.
* KarmicDeath: Possibly, if he's killed by a female Assassin recruit.
* MeaningfulName: Malfatto is probably derived from the verb ''"malfattore"'', which translates to "doing evil deeds".
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: By assaulting her, he inadvertently begins Fiora Cavazza's turn against Cesare and the downfall of Cesare's crooked connections in Rome.
* SerialKiller
* SinisterShades
* WouldHitAGirl: [[DirtyCoward As long as they can't hit back]].

!!The Engineer (Gaspar de la Croix)
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Gaspar de la Croix was a master engineer and marksman. He was frequently hired by Cesare Borgia to take down easy targets on the field at the start of a battle, as well as to create the mechanisms for various complicated weaponry.
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* AxCrazy: Described as a "haunted man", by Fiora, who meets him while he is still mostly sane, although he is, by then, already an unstable recluse. By the time Ezio finds him, he's finally snapped and has begun to fire at people indiscriminately.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* ColdSniper
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His history is never revealed, but he is clearly driven by remorse.
* DarkIsEvil: His gear progression steadily turns various parts of his, originally orange, costume black.
* TheEngineer: Obviously.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
** OpaqueLenses
* FrenchJerk
* GiantPoofySleeves: You can bet they are.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he sees Ezio coming after him, he runs away while closing several gates, forcing Ezio to take alternative routes to keep up with him. Gaspar eventually ends at a cliffside and, having locked himself in, can only run around chaotically before Ezio assassinates him.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His specialty weapon is... a drafting compass.
* [[MadScientist Mad Engineer]]
* MadMathematician: He is described as being obsessed with numbers and calculations.
* MeaningfulName: His surname, "de la Croix", is French for "of the cross", which neatly ties in with his Templar alliance.
* NiceHat: Looks a bit like a French beret, as if to perpetuate the stereotype.
* TriggerHappy
* SinisterShades

!!The Executioner (Il Carnefice)
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An executioner that was active in Rome, Il Carnefice worked under the direct employment of Cesare Borgia, often receiving instructions or execution warrants through Fiora Cavazza. He would perform his work with great enthusiasm and brutality, often displaying severed limbs to the audience.
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* AnAxeToGrind: A hand axe with Templar insignia. In the singleplayer, it's a regular Bearded Axe.
* BadassMustache: His concept art depicts him with one, but in the game, he's clean-shaven.
* DarkIsEvil: Parts of his costume are dyed black as his gear progresses, culminating with the ''elite'' gear switching out the white apron for a black one that's styled with Templar crosses. Additionally, there's also a black dye.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "Il Carnefice" is just Italian for "The Executioner".
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: When Fiora Cavazza delivers him a list of people to kill from Cesare, he tells her that she is on the list. He then laughs and reassures her he can't even read.
* InTheHood
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NeverLearnedToRead: He doesn't even read the execution warrants he gets...
* ObviouslyEvil: ''Especially'' his ''elite'' gear.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Ezio learns of Il Carnefice when he finds a man crying over his executed wife, who Il Carnefice had raped and then hung. He can't bring her down from the gallows because he himself will be executed if he does so. Ezio goes after the bastard immediately.
* ThighHighBoots: A RareMaleExample. They seem to be straddling the line between socks and boots.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of his kill animations is an inverted Death Valley driver.

!!The Footpad (Lanz)
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A thief who lead the ''Cento Occhi'', Lanz turned to a life of crime after his wife suffered a miscarriage. After robbing a carriage belonging to the Borgia, he and his gang were forced into Cesare Borgia's service as payment deliverers.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Leader of the ''Cento Occhi'' gang.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Which turns into a kind of cloth headdress in his ''elite'' gear.
* DespairEventHorizon: According to his wife, he became what he is now after his child was lost in miscarriage.
* DrivenToSuicide: His wife, by all the rumours surrounding her rogue husband. Ezio finds her and talks her out of it.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Seen in one of his low profile kill animations.
* MacGyvering
** KnifeNut: His weapon is a [[SinisterShiv shiv]] (he was originally supposed to have two), which is an umbrella term for all improvised weapons. His consists of a blade jammed into some wood, with some knuckle dusters attached to the handle with a cord of cloth.
* OnlyOneName
* PoorCommunicationKills: Ezio is never told the full extent of his background, and believes he is simply a Templar killer who happened to lose his child. Similarly, Lanz's wife probably didn't expect Ezio to just go and kill her husband for his misdeeds.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Merges with the aformentioned headress in the ''elite'' gear.
* ThievesGuild: The leader of one.

!!The Harlequin (Cahin)
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One of Cesare Borgia's assassins, Cahin was a corrupt French nobleman that dressed as a harlequin. Together with his sister Caha, he would lure his victims to their deaths while putting on a show for them.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: And also totally mad.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Slips away while his sister cradles him, seconds before she too, is killed.]]
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through pre-ordering certain editions, or after a system update.
* FrenchJerk
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Although he is fast enough to keep up with them for at least a little bit, Cahin can't hope to match multiple assassins with two daggers and gets stabbed multiple times in the gut before going down.]]
* KnifeNut: Wields two rondel daggers.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* MonsterClown: This guy could give SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a run for his money.
* NiceHat: A typical jester's hat. Looks vaguely like [[FrenchJerk a croissant]] if you think about it...
* RunningGag / BigLippedAlligatorMoment: There's an achievement called "Clowning Around" that involves fighting a jester using The Harlequin's character model at six different locations. He'll be doing some acrobatics on the street, and once Ezio gets close enough, he'll engage him on a fist-fight out of nowhere. Whether the Harlequin in question is Cahin or not is debatable, but seeing as you must defeat him with your bare hands (killing him does not count towards the achievement, and that includes dropping him on water), it's possible that Ezio fights Cahin at six different places instead of fighting six different Harlequins.
* ProfessionalKiller
* SiblingTeam: With his sister, The Hellequin.
* ThemeNaming: With his sister. The phrase "cahin caha" means [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "willy-nilly"]] in French.

!!The Hellequin (Caha)
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One of Cesare Borgia's assassins, Caha was a corrupt French noblewoman that dressed as a hellequin. Together with her brother Cahin, she would lure her victims to their deaths while putting on a show for them.
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: No, her title of "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast hellequin]]" isn't a play on the word "harlequin", substituting the "harl" with "hell". A hellequin was a real French performer that ''preceded'' the harlequin.
* AristocratsAreEvil: And also totally mad.
* CoolMask: Gets even more elaborate as her gear progresses.
* DarkActionGirl
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through Uplay, costing 40 Uplay points.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least, according to her character model. Subverted when [[spoiler:Cahin is killed; she immediately loses all sense of self-preservation and fights her way to his body, removing his mask and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling his body]] until an Assassin shoots her in the back of her head with a crossbow bolt.]]
* FrenchJerk
* InTheHood: In her ''elite'' gear.
* KnifeNut: Used two barbed daggers that she could hang off her costume.
* MonsterClown: A little more understated than her brother though.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Woman]]
* NiceHat: Despite the fact that's it's called "somewhat silly" in her biography. In her ''elite'' costume, it evolves into full-blown headgear that comes with [[InTheHood a hood]], [[BadassCape a miniature cape]] and [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry additional jewelry.]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* SexyJester
* SiblingTeam: With her brother, The Harlequin.
* ThemeNaming: With his sister. The phrase "cahin caha" means [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "willy-nilly"]] in French.
* ThighHighBoots: Gets these in her ''advanced'' gear.

!!The Knight (Verulo Gallo)
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A knight that served the Templars, Verulo Gallo was famed for his prowess in battle. This made him extremely expensive to hire, with the price for his services rising with each successful skirmish.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Plate armor cannot stop a bullet. Or a compass...
* TheBrute: Aside from this probably being his standard fighting style, his ''elite'' gear has him in similar attire (the helmet especially) as the Brutes that appeared in Assassin's Creed II.
* CoolSword: It's just a standard broadsword, but definitely one of the biggest among the personas.
* CoolHelmet: His default one is kinda neat; the visor, paired with the engraving on his helm, forms the Templar cross. In his ''elite'' gear, he trades it in for another helmet that has a [[DelinquentHair frickin' mohawk]] on it.
* DarkIsEvil: His armour gets noticeably darker in his ''superior'' gear.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Verulo Gallo can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** TheFaceless
* TinTyrant
* TooManyBelts
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He doesn't appear in the ''Brotherhood'' singleplayer, nor is he mentioned in ''Project Legacy''.

!!The Marquis (Charles de la Motte)
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A French marquis that commanded an army of mercenaries, Charles de la Motte was a very valuable ally to Cesare Borgia. He was invited to Rome to strengthen alliances and simultaneously work out a plan to lure out the Assassins.
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: It looks just like [[StarWars Obi-wan Kenobi's]].
** BadassMustache
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: Played straight at first. He appears as an arrogant jerkass who can't back up his assertions with proof. When he's found challenging Italian knights to a duel with his, even if the match is rigged by assassins, their performance is described as so underwhelming, the match didn't need to be rigged to begin with. When he appears some time later harrassing Romans with his troops, the Assassins have an easy time killing them. Then he subverts the trope ''hard''. The whole thing was a move to draw them out of their hideouts where he could crush them with sheer force and firepower. It was a complete success.
* ClassyCravat: Gains one in his ''elite'' gear.
* DarkIsEvil: Again, one of the optional dyes is black.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* FrenchJerk
* HighCollarOfDoom: Is added to his costume in the ''elite'' gear.
* MeaningfulName: "De la Motte" is French for "of the mound", which, when combined with his royal title of marquis, could be interpreted as a play on words of the phrase "king of the hill".
* RoyalRapier
* SmallNameBigEgo: Has an unmatched blade to go with his unprecedented ego... or so he claims.

!!The Mercenary (Rocco Tiepolo)
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A ''condottiero'' that collected warriors and prided himself on exotic tactics and mercenaries. Rocco Tiepolo would provide Cesare Borgia with a lot of his men, although he himself was not under their command.
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* AffablyEvil: Of all the strange and generally {{jerkass}} people Fiora meets as envoy for Cesare, she gets along with him the best, even dining and flirting with him.
* {{Badass}}
** [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]
** BadassMustache
* BolivianArmyEnding: Dies fighting against a dozen Assassins.
** FaceDeathWithDignity
** GoOutWithASmile: Fiora describes it as "the end he has fantasized".
* CaptainErsatz: He looks like, dresses like, and even acts like a less {{badass}}, more evil Mario Auditore.
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice is a short sword that bears a bit of a resemblance to the Schiavona.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He gets a large silver medallion around his neck in his ''elite'' gear.
* GiantPoofySleeves: In competition with the Engineer's for the biggest in the Brotherhood multiplayer.
* HiredGuns: What he sells.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His biography outright states money is his only motivation, having often double-crossed previous employers after having found a higher bidder. Like with most of the other multiplayer personas from Brotherhood, the Templar idealogy doesn't seem to mean much to him.
* WickedCultured: The man at least seems to enjoy his wine.

!!The Nobleman (Silvestro Sabbatini)
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Silvestro Sabbatini was a Templar slave trader that claimed to be a nobleman, though he was little more than an infamous panderer, using any means necessary to ascend the social ladder. He was once punished for failing Cesare by having his left arm sliced off, though he later received a prosthetic as replacement for his lost limb.
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* AlliterativeName
* AristocratsAreEvil: Turns out to be partaking in human trafficking.
* ArtificialLimbs: Lost his left hand and forearm to Cesare due to an [[NoodleIncident unspecified]] [[YouHaveFailedMe failure involving a courtesan]], but the mere accidental mention of the prosthetic (delivered by Fiora Cavazza as "a second chance" from Cesare) [[BerserkButton is enough for him to decide to kill his wife]], despite her sincere apology.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* DarkIsEvil: His default gear combined with the black dye makes for a great example of this.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He has a bit of a thing for 'the sparklies', most likely to further the illusion that he is noble. Initially, he is disappointed in the metal prosthetic offered by Cesare, because it wasn't quite jewel-encrusted enough. When Fiora offers to return it to Cesare, he changes his mind.
* FurAndLoathing: The fur coat on his shoulders. Becomes ermine in his ''elite'' gear.
* NiceHat: Gets an ornamental feather in his ''superior'' gear.
* NouveauRiche: The Courtesan implies he is this in ''Project Legacy'', and that he merely buys his way into social circles. Gives a bit of an ironic touch to his title, "the Nobleman".
* PrimalStance: He seems perfectly capable of standing upright, but seems to slink around a lot.

!!The Officer (Teodor Viscardi)
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One of Cesare Borgia's henchmen, very little is known about Teodor Viscardi, with few having seen him and even fewer having been left alive to tell about it. Armed with his trusty epieu, he carries out his master's orders without question.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassLongcoat
* BladeOnAStick: Not entirely accurate, but comes the closest out of all weapon tropes. His WeaponOfChoice is an epieu, which resembles a spear but is lighter, shorter and easier to maneuver. The blade itself can retract and extend on command.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through pre-ordering certain editions, or after a system update.
* FingerlessGloves: Concept art shows he was going to have these once you'd acquired his ''elite'' gear, but for some reason they weren't implemented into the final game.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: What usually happens to his victims.
* KnifeNut: Was originally going to have throwing knives as his signature weapon.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* NiceHat: He gets a beret in his ''elite'' gear, a freakin' beret.
* ThePoliticalOfficer: What he most likely was for Cesare Borgia.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His only appearance is a cameo in Fiora's memory of Donato Mancini; ''Project Legacy'' doesn't mention him again, nor does he appear in ''Brotherhood'' single-player.

!!The Pariah (Ilaro Lombardi)

A Templar who barely survived an Assassin attack, his face is now badly scarred and he lives in constant fear of another attack.
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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* NiceHat
* TriggerHappy: Wields what appears to be a captive bolt pistol.
* TwoFaced: His mask hides a disfigurement caused by a failed attempt at his life by an Assassin.
* WholeCostumeReference: Appears very similar to a target Ezio assassinates with a hidden gun in the cinematic trailer of ''Assassin's Creed II''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He never appears in ''Brotherhood'' or ''Project Legacy''.

!!The Priest (Brother Ristoro)

A corrupt priest who serves the Templars by providing forged letters of condemnation or forgiveness to them.
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* BaldOfEvil
* {{Hypocrite}}: Besides his service to the Templars, he routinely visits whorehouses and has many other vices, breaking his religious vows.
* SinisterMinister: Poisoned two believers who became aware of and spoke out against his corruption.

!!The Prowler (Il Lupo)

An Templar assassin used by Cesare, he worked with Fiora Cavazza and Baltasar de Silva in studying the Assassin Order and began using their own techniques to hunt them.
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Only known as "Il Lupo" (The Wolf).
* BadassCape
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Uses similar attire, weapons, and techniques to those of the Assassins...
** ButIReadABookAboutIt: All of which came from The Barber's notes on them from watching actual Assassins on the hunt.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His version is similar to the real-life katar.
* {{Expy}}: Similar in appearance, name, and profession as La Volpe.
* InTheHood
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname
* ProfessionalKiller

!!The Smuggler (Lia De Russo)

A Templar agent who provides the Order with ancient relics and artifacts, often killing those in possesion of them.
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* BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Actually winds up being more true to the Assassin's version of the weapon than Il Lupo's. Well, she ''is'' a smuggler, after all.
* DarkActionGirl
* InTheHood
* MagicSkirt
* PsychoticSmirk: She always seems to be smiling.

!!The Thief (Faustina Collari)

A thief who used to work with her brother, until he died under unknown circumstances.
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Wields half of a scissor.
* MyGreatestFailure: She's never forgotten the day she broke her promise with her brother.
* RagsToRiches: Her more advanced costumes show this progression.
** NiceHat: Her last outfit sports a hat that would impress [[{{Firefly}} Two-Fry]].
* SiblingTeam: Formerly with her brother under a mutual protection oath, which was somehow broken.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She doesn't appear in either ''Brotherhood'' single-player or ''Project Legacy''.
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[[folder:Revelations Multiplayer Personas]]
!!Tropes in general
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: All characters have hidden blades for the more stealthy kills, which, with levelling, can be turned into a pike or small katar.
* HardHead: One of the advanced stun moves has your character headbutt their pursuer, which is all fine and dandy in theory, but probably isn't very pleasant when said pursuer is wearing a helmet (e.g. the Crusader, the Gladiator, the Knight,...).
* IShallTauntYou: They also all have unique taunts that can be used at any time during a match, and are necessary to earn certain achievements.
* LeParkour: Easily just as good at this as Ezio himself (even when it doesn't make all that much sense).
* SwordAndGun: When the sword-wielding characters have the Hidden Gun as one of their abilities.

!!The Bombardier (Kadir)
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->''"Little mouse."''

A member of the Ottoman artillery corps, but has secret ties to the Qizilbash, a rebellious group of anti-Ottoman dissidents. He provides the Templars with information and weapons in exchange for money and power.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* DropTheHammer: Uses a mace as his standard weapon.
* KnifeNut: One of his belts has a permanent supply of Throwing Knives, even if you don't have said ability selected.
* KnuckleCracking: His promotional render has him engaging in this activity.
* TheMole: As stated above.
* NiceHat: Can wear two kinds of turbans, or a more modern fez.
* OnlyOneName
* PerpetualFrowner
* SinisterScimitar: One of his alternate weapons.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being part of the original multiplayer character ensemble, Kadir does not make an appearance in the singleplayer storyline.

!!The Brigand (Samilia Khadim)
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->''"Try harder."''

A noblewoman who joined the Templars and used her connections to destroy opponents and gather information and wealth for the Order. Despite her high status, Samila would gladly hunt down and kill traitors herself, having "a thirst for murder".
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* AxCrazy: It is said that the only reason she continued to do her own dirty work was because of "an insatiable bloodlust".
* BadassCape: Has three varieties.
* BladeOnAStick: Her standard weapon.
* CharacterTics: She's rather fond of putting a finger to her lips apparently; this gesture appears in both her promotional render and the custom animation she has when she's chosen as your character.
* DarkActionGirl
* DownloadableContent
* {{Expy}}: Has a few things in common with the Smuggler from ''Brotherhood''. Both of them wear primarily green clothes and were known for trading in valuable items and secrets, which earned them wealth from the Templars. They also share a fair amount of bloodlust.
* GiantPoofySleeves: One of her customisations gives her quite a long variant of these.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* MacheteMayhem: One of her secondary weapons.
* RoundhouseKick: Of sorts. One of her custom kill animations has her quickly force her spear up her target's throat, before she delivers a roundhouse kick to their face. This violently dislodges her weapon from her target's throat and sends them falling to the ground, dead.

!!The Champion (Georgios Kostas)
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->''"I'll tear you apart!"''

Hailing from Greece, Georgios Kostas participated in tournaments of strength in Thrace, surprising people with his desire for fame and brutality. This attracted the attention of the Templars, who subsequently hired him with promises of more money and fame.
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* AnAxeToGrind: His standard weapon.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Three varieties of them.
** BadassCape
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* CarpetOfVirility
* CoolSword: Has a longsword as one of his secondary weapons.
* DeathFromAbove: How one of Ezio's apprentices does away with him.
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* GlorySeeker: Had a craving for global recognition, which is what eventually lead the Templars to him.
* PerpetualFrowner
* WalkingShirtlessScene: One of his customisations.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Both of his unique kill animations have him killing his target with his bare hands, instead of his [[AnAxeToGrind weapon]]. When coming from the front, in high profile, he even executes a backbreaker, which is a reference to The Blacksmith from ''Brotherhood''.

!!The Corsair (Eveline Guerra)
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->''"You have the grace of a drunk!"''

A highly successful pirate that associated with the Templars, Eveline Guerra and her crew would ambush ships that were returning from treasure-hunting expeditions, steal their loot and redirect it into the Templars' coffers.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of her secondary weapons.
* DarkActionGirl: Isn't called "The Terror of the Seas" for nothing!
** BadassLongcoat: Comes in three flavors.
** BadassesWearBandanas: If you picked the default headgear.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her default costume has her barefoot.
* DownloadableContent
* FingerlessGloves
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* HardHead: The one multiplayer character who definitely has this, since one of her kill animations has her headbutt her target after she's stabbed them in the stomach. This trope only applies to the other multiplayer characters when the headbutt is selected as their stun move.
* HatesBeingTouched: "Don't dare touch me!"
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* TheLadette: Has some shades of this.
* ModestyShorts: Wears them under her standard outfit.
* NiceHat: Both of her hats can qualify as this, but especially the second one (it even has a feather!).
* PirateBooty: Eveline and her crew were known for ambushing ships that came back from treasure-hunting expeditions, "redirecting" their loot into the coffers of the Templars.
* PirateGirl
* ShesGotLegs: And, given her standard outfit, she's most likely aware of it too.
* {{Tomboy}}: Out of all the female multiplayer characters, Eveline is definitely the one that acts the least feminine. This is especially evident in her taunts; one of them even has her playfully slapping her butt as she makes fun of her target. Her voice also sounds a lot rougher than that of the other women.
** TomboyishPonytail: Has one as her second hairstyle.
* WeaponTwirling: She does this with her cutlass after killing someone.

!!The Count (Vlad Tepes)
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->''"Avert your eyes!"''

A Wallachian lord, Vlad Tepes, also known as "Vlad The Impaler", was a secret member of the Templar Order that fought against the Ottoman Empire. He was eventually defeated and killed by the Master Assassin, Ishak Pasha, in 1476.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassCape: Has three varieties.
* {{Dracula}}: Yes, indeed. They are based on the same historical character.
* DropTheHammer: His standard weapon. Although it's more an axe-like mace, rather than an actual hammer.
* FangsAreEvil: When Ezio opens his tomb to steal [[InfinityMinusOneSword Vlad Tepes' signature sword]], you get a brief glimpse of his skull... which has long, ''canine'' fangs. This ties in with the belief that he was a vampire.
* GroinAttack: One of his animations has him slam the butt of his axe into his target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when his target is positioned just slightly higher than he is.
* LargeHam: "Shall I have you impaled?!"
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Vlad ''The Impaler''". Think on that for a bit.
** Apparently said name comes from his preferred torture method. He would put lard or some kind of lubricant on a large wooden spike and place his victims atop said spike, [[AssShove with the tip between their legs]]. They would continue [[{{Squick}} sliding down the spike]] and eventually be impaled. And then he'd use their bodies to scare intruders away from his fortresses.
* NiceHat: The first two are helmets, with the last one being an actual hat.
* OffWithHisHead: When he was killed, the Ottoman Sultan wouldn't believe he was dead until his head was brought to him.
* PerpetualFrowner
* TooManyBelts

!!The Courtesan (Fabiola Cavazza)
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->''"You hideous creature!"''

Fabiola Cavazza was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin courtesan]] from the early 16th century that had connections with the Templar Order. Known for moving like "a whisper" among the sultry shadows of Constantinople, Fabiola could dispatch of targets with ease, thanks to her bladed fan.
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* DarkActionGirl
* DarkIsEvil: Fabiola's courtesan outfit is a striking black, which makes it sort of similar to that - the ''elite'' gear version, at least - of her predecessor, Fiora Cavazza. The sinister-looking mask, however, is absent.
* FemmeFatale
* HairDecorations: The floral headpiece.
* KnifeNut: When closed, the particularly sharp tip of the fan allowed it to be used as a dagger of sorts.
* [[PaperFanOfDoom Metal Fan Of Doom]]: The [[SlashedThroat throat slit]] is the preferred method of killing with it.
* MsFanservice
* TheOldestProfession
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The original Courtesan was quite popular, either because of her [[MsFanservice sexy appearance]] or her [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold sympathetic background]], which is most likely why they decided to bring her back in ''Revelations''. Since the in-game model of Fabiola is basically identical to that of Fiora, barring some minor differences, many pople assume this is still the Courtesan from ''Brotherhood'', even though they are different people.
* TooManyBelts
* ZettaiRyouki

!!The Crusader (Haras)
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->''"For the Cross!"''

An ambitious individual, Haras was originally an Assassin apprentice, but he got dissatisfied with his slow progression through the Assassin ranks, and defected to the Templars.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Despite wearing quite bulky armor, he goes down just as easily as any of Altair's other victims.
* BadassCape: It's a little shorter than most of the other multiplayer character, but still {{Badass}} enough.
* BeardOfEvil
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice.
* CoolHelmet: Has three of them.
* DarkIsEvil: His default look has him dressed primarily in black.
* DownloadableContent
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: He is technically this in the multiplayer mode, since he's the only character from the Crusades-era, whereas all of the other characters lived during the Renaissance period.
* FaceHeelTurn: His dialogue suggests he never really believed in the Assassins' Creed.
* HumansAreMorons [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters and The Real Monsters]]: Disillusioned by the Assassins (and perhaps his lack of progress in rank), he was convinced by the Templars that humans are weak, base and petty.
* KnightTemplar: Literally.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Haras can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* OnlyOneName
* TinTyrant

!!The Deacon (Cyril of Rhodes)
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->''"What shame you must feel."''

A disgraced member of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Cyril plots to kill the Patriarch of Constantinople in revenge for being publicly humiliated. He uses what authority he has left in the church to advance Templar goals.
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* BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
* {{Expy}}: He shares some characteristics with the Priest, Brother Ristoro, from ''Brotherhood'', most noticeably the religious background and killing, or plotting to kill, those who know of their less savoury habits.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The clergyman Ezio interrogates is killed by Cyril in the second part of the mission.
* InTheHood
* IRegretNothing: The general sentiment that his FinalWords evoke.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Turkish Longswords Are Just Better]]: His standard weapon, a kilij.
* MurderByMistake: In the first singleplayer mission tied to the Deacon, Ezio needs to use his [[SuperSenses Eagle Sense]] to find his real target among three similar-looking individuals. When the player has identified what looks to be the correct target, the accompanying apprentice immediately [[DeathFromAbove assassinates him]], though it quickly turns out to be the wrong man, which allows Cyril to escape the first time around.
* PerpetualFrowner
* SinisterMinister

!!The Guardian (Odai Dunqas)
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->''"You have sullied my blade."''

A cousin of the Sultan of the Sennar Sultanate, Dunqas was driven from his homeland and became estranged from his family. Upon learning of the Templar philosophy, he whole-heartedly embraced the Order, naming himself "The Guardian of the Truth".
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* BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Absent in his default look, though you can give him one of these.
* BladeOnAStick: His standard weapon.
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: One of his custom kill animations has him twirling around his target (while viciously slashing them up, of course) like a ballerina. It's quite... dizzying sometimes.
* FingerlessGloves: Made out of bandages and some leather gauntlets, but still counts.
* KnifeNut: Not actually an available weapon, but, aside from whatever weapon you have equipped him with, he will have two daggers neatly tucked into the cloth that's wound around his midsection. Whether he's actually proficient with them is unknown; they may just be decorative.
* NiceHat: His turban.
* PerpetualFrowner
* ScaryBlackMan
* SinisterScimitar: One of his secondary weapons.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Maybe a little less obvious than say, one the Champion's customisation, but definitely counts. Whether it's a long-sleeved or a short-sleeved shirt, Odai Dunqas seems determined to show off his impressive pectorals.

!!The Gladiator (Anacletos)
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->''"No challenge!"''

An orphan that was sold into slavery and eventually became a gladiator, Anacletos' emerging talents were soon noticed by the Templars and they offered him a place among their order. Gladly accepting, he would, from then on, hunt his targets with dedication and ferocity.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* BadassCape: Comes in three flavours.
* CoolSword: His signature weapon, a spatha, is definitely one of the biggest swords around.
* BloodKnight: Only joined the Templars because they gave him an excuse to kill.
* TheBrute
* CoolHelmet
* DownloadableContent
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* TheFaceless: All of his head skins have him donning a kind of gladiator helmet that completely covers up his face. Ironically, one of these helmets is shaped like an actual, Roman-looking face.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has a bit of this on his default armour.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Anacletos can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* OnlyOneName
* TinTyrant

!!The Knight (Scevola Spina)
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->''"I don't even need my armour!"''

A knight that lived during the early 16th century, Scevola Spina would eagerly lend his abilities to the Templar cause, wishing to follow in the footsteps of Verulo Gallo, whom he idolised.
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* AlliterativeName
* ArmorIsUseless: Plate armor can not stop a bullet. Or an icepick...
* CoolSword: It's just a standard broadsword, but definitely one of the biggest among the personas.
* CoolHelmet: He only has access to one though, unlike his Brotherhood counterpart.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of the original Knight, Verulo Gallo.
** AscendedFanboy
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Scevola Spina can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** TheFaceless
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For the original Knight, of course. Unlike Fabiola however, who basically looks identical to her predecessor, the similarity in looks between Scevola Spina and Verulo Gallo has a more sensible explanation. Scevola Spina was inspired by his Italian counterpart, and, wanting to follow in his footsteps, would don the same attire and use the same weapon.
* TinTyrant
* TooManyBelts

!!The Ottoman Doctor (Seraffo)
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->''"Come, let me cure you!"''

Once dedicated to healing his patients, Seraffo now has more of a tendency to harm. An expatriate from Venice, he became a Templar agent that would gladly put under his designated victims through the use of his deadly syringe.
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* CoolMask: The same one as Malfatto's.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* DeadlyDoctor
* TheFaceless
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A sharp syringe filled with poison, just like his predecessor. The only difference is the poison in question, which is stated as being "a mercury solution of his own making".
* KnifeNut: He wields a bladed syringe, which allows him to use the syringe to inflict stab wounds as well.
* ManInWhite
** LightIsNotGood
* OnlyOneName
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of the original Doctor from ''Brotherhood''. The character model used for Seraffo is basically identical to the one that was originally made for Malfatto's ''elite'' gear, aside from the rather obvious [[PaletteSwap switch from black to white]].

!!The Ottoman Jester (Dulcamara)
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->''"It's not me they're laughing at!"''

A deadly, twisted killer, Dulcamara was a Venetian expatriate and jester that came into the employment of the Templars after his antics caused the ruin of a Sultan's beloved vizier.
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* CoolMask
** WhiteMaskOfDoom: Albeit with some gold-colored designs on it as well.
* DownloadableContent
* HighCollarOfDoom: Not the most spectacular example, but still counts.
* KnifeNut: Wields a khanjar dagger as his standard weapon.
* MalevolentMaskedMan
** TheFaceless
* MonsterClown
* NiceHat: A turban with a feather.
* OnlyOneName
* ProfessionalKiller
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: As with the Courtesan, the popularity of the Harlequin from ''Brotherhood'' most likely prompted the game developers to have him return in ''Revelations'', albeit under a different guise. The in-game model is mostly the same, although there are minor differences, such as the mask and hat, and a rather striking PaletteSwap.

!!The Privateer (Blaise Legros)
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->''"Say hello to Davy Jones for me!"''

A ruthless ship captain who will work for any that can afford his price, with those who can't often finding themselves stranded in the middle of the sea.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
** BadassesWearBandanas: If you've chosen the third customisation for headgear.
* [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Guy]]: A RareMaleExample. If you have them equipped with their standard weapon, the multiplayer characters will usually perform some kind of [[{{Badass}} badass-looking]] animation when they are selected. The Privateer will attempt this as well, throwing his cutlass into the air, but, hilariously, fails to catch it when it comes down again.
* DownloadableContent
* FashionableAsymmetry: His default outfit has some of this.
* GroinAttack: One of his animations has him slam the butt of his axe into his target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when his target is positioned just slightly higher than he is.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Both his default and second outfit have him dressed a little carelessly, like you would expect from a pirate. Surprise surprise, when he turns out to look quite sharp when you select most of the third options; a more clean-shaven look, an embroidered vest and some actual, decent pants can go a long way.
* NiceHat: Two of them being typical pirate hats, and the last a bandana.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He'll work for the Assassins or the Templars; just depends on who pays him.
* {{Pirate}}: Going off what little we know of him, he's most likely a Type I.
* SkirtOverSlacks: An ''extremely'' RareMaleExample.
* TooManyBelts

!!The Renegade (Shahkulu)
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->''"Hehe. Are you suicidal?!"''

A relentless individual, Shahkulu was left an orphan after an Ottoman ambush destroyed his tribe. As a youth, he came in contact with the Templar Order, which he quickly joined. His hatred of the Ottoman Turks was surpassed only by his fierce determination to eliminate all opposition of the Templar's ideology. \\
Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* AxCrazy: Especially against the Turks.
* {{Badass}}: Even Ezio had a tough time killing him.
** [[spoiler:He manages to survive the hidden blade. ''Twice''.]]
* BadassBaritone
* BladeOnAStick: His standard weapon.
* ClimaxBoss: Although one could argue that Manuel Palaiologos is this.
* CoolMask: Three different masks that completely [[TheFaceless obscure his face]].
* TheDragon: To Palaiologos.
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSoundsDeep
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* KnuckleCracking: He's seen doing this right before he gets to beating up one of the Ottoman spies.
* LightningBruiser: He's wearing some heavy armor, yet still opts to nimbly dodge your strikes - ''continuously'' - rather than defend. Not to mention the fact that he has a lot more health than your average {{Mook}}.
* MadeOfIron: Takes two grievous stab wounds, yet gets up immediately after with no visible difficulty.
* NoSell: A rather frightening and unique example within the series. [[spoiler: Being assassinated and then stabbed again, both times hard enough to send blood flying, just ''makes him laugh''. Even Ezio is [[OhCrap visibly shaken]]. He takes several more blows before ''finally'' going down in a regular fight.]]
* [[spoiler:NoKillLikeOverKill: He gets stabbed twice by Ezio, survives, and then finally goes down in a regular swordfight. Given his MadeOfIron status, Ezio forces his foot down on his face, just to make sure.]]
* OnlyOneName
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Wants revenge on the Ottomans for oppressing his people, the Shia.

!!The Sentinel (Vali cel Tradat)
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->''"Time to rest."''

A Wallachian noble, Vali cel Tradat was a loyal Assassin for many years, until the Brotherhood made peace with the Ottomans, who had invaded his home and killed his idol, Vlad Tepes. He betrayed them and joined the Templars to seek revenge.
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* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: Three undeniably awesome varieties.
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Aside from the similarity in attire, Vali cel Tradat now uses the techniques he once learned from the Assassins against them, which makes it difficult to find him... at first.
* FaceHeelTurn: Formerly a loyal member of the Assassins, he felt betrayed after they made a truce with the Ottomans, who had humiliated his people, conquered Wallachia, his home country, and murdered his secret idol, Vlad Tepes. Understandably, the guy wasn't very pleased.
* {{Fanboy}}: He idolised the Count, Vlad Tepes.
* InTheHood: A remnant of his previous life, as an Assassin.
* ItsPersonal
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Longswords Are Just Better]]: One of his secondary weapons.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* MeaningfulName: The last part of his name (cel Tradat) means "the betrayed one", which fits the circumstances of his defection.
* PerpetualFrowner: A bit more melancholic than the Count or the Vizier, but still counts.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against the Assassins.

!!The Thespian (Lysistrata)
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->''"What an ugly performance."''

A wealthy Byzantine, Lysistrata lived a life of luxury and nonchalance. She was schooled in the arts by the Templars, and in exchange she would use her "seductive charisma" on Ottoman officials and visiting monarchs.
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* BadassCape
* BladeOnAStick: One of her extra weapons.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: "Oh, such a tragedy!"
* DoingItForTheArt: Apparently this is why she kills people. As if she were putting on a show.
* FemmeFatale: Heavy on the 'fatale' part.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Not overly present on her other outfits, but her default costume really takes takes the cake. Really, her targets ought to hear her coming from a mile away, with her wearing all that frippery.
* KnifeNut: [[SlashedThroat Throat slit]] optional, though she does impaled heads and severed spines just as well.
* ModestyShorts: Unless you have her wearing some practical pants and boots under her dress.
* OfCorsetsSexy: One of her customisations features an opened one.
* [[StageNames Stage Name]]: "Lysistrata" is not her actual name, but comes from a famous play by Aristophanes.
* SmokeOut: Escapes Ezio and his apprentice the first time around, thanks to a well-timed Smoke Bomb, complete with OffscreenTeleportation.
* TooDumbToLive: After the apprentice's failed assassination of her, Lysistrata goes into hiding, knowing another brush with the assassins would probably end up fatal for her. However, her vanity gets the better of her, which causes her to participate in another play (she at least bothers to do so under another alias, but it doesn't fool the Assassins), making her a clean target for Ezio and the apprentice. Ezio [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at the beginning of the mission.

!!The Trickster (Mirela Djuric)
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->''"Your fate is sealed."''

A Romani who was an expert thief and fortune teller, she provided the Templars with a vital link to the underworld of Constantinople and was consequently shunned by her own people.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: One of her 'blouses' employs this to great effect.
* AnAxeToGrind: One of her secondary weapons.
* BareYourMidriff
* BraidsOfAction: Borders on RapunzelHair.
* CoolCrown: In her standard outfit, she wears a fairly simple, golden circlet around her head.
* DarkActionGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Is barefoot in two of the three options for footwear.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her [[LastWords final words]] evoke this sentiment.
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* IRegretNothing: As she's dying, Mirela claims to regret nothing of what she's done. In her life as a UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, she'd been the victim of oppression, of ignorance and of hatred. In retaliation, she simply took what she believed was owed to her.
* KnifeNut: Her standard weapon.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Mirela is assassinated through a dose of poison, her own preferred method of killing.
* ModestyShorts: Sort of a prerequisite; one of her custom kill animations involves her vaulting over her targets before killing them, while the camera is, coincidentally, at just the right angle to [[PantyShot look up her skirt]]. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with her third accessory skin, where there's not much skirt to speak of.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her second Chest skin.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}
* TheTrickster

!!The Vanguard (Oksana Razin)
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->''"I'm doing you a favour."''

A Cossack from Odessa, she joined the Templars after they offered her a chance to strike back at the advancing Ottoman Empire, exchanging loyalty for wealth and power. She seemed to have primarily been an information gatherer, spying on the enemy, though she obviously knew her way around a weapon as well.
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* AnAxeToGrind: Her standard weapon.
* BraidsOfAction: Not the most traditional of braids, but she has them.
* [[{{Cossacks}} Cossack]]
* [[EveryManHasHisPrice Every Woman Has Her Price]]: Switches loyalties for the wealth and power offered to her by the Templars. Initially, she served her home country of Odessa, but spying for the Templars turned out to be [[OnlyInItForTheMoney far more profitable]]. That, and it allowed her to strike right at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, something which her original occupation did not allow.
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* MacheteMayhem: One of her secondary weapons.
* NiceHat: Has three different kinds.
* SkirtOverSlacks: One of her customisations gives her something akin to this.
* SpyFiction
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being part of the original multiplayer character ensemble, Oksana does not make an appearance in the singleplayer storyline.

!!The Vizier (Damat Ali Pasha)
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->''"Away, vermin!"''

Initially a loyal servant of Sultan Bayezid II, Damat Ali Pasha turned to the Templar Order after the Sultan's ambition to conquer the world subsided. He sought to deliver the people into the arms of his order, so that order and glory could be brought to a world of chaos.
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* AffablyEvil: During the first singleplayer mission centering around the vizier, Damat Ali Pasha sounds genuinely grateful and enthusiastic (suspiciously so) when Ezio returns the stolen documents to him. Though by the time the second part rolls around, he's obviously not as friendly.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: One of them is a goatee that's kind of similar to Ezio's.
** BadassMustache
* BladeOnAStick: One of his secondary weapons.
* DualWielding: An interesting example, since the Vizier does not actually wield two swords. However, when you have him equipped with his speciality weapon, a sword, one of his kill animations has him slashing his target across the back with both the blade ''and the sheath'' in a kind of X-formation.
* NiceHat: His helmets.
* PerpetualFrowner: Like most male multiplayer characters, Damat Ali Pasha's default expression is a nasty scowl.
* RealMenWearPink: Whereas the other male characters usually have access to dyes such as green, brown or dark blue, Damat Ali Pasha does not only have purplish-blue as his default colour, but also ''pink'' as an optional one. Luckily, this is compensated by the last option, which has him in [[DarkIsEvil pure black]].

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\n[[folder:The Assassins]]\n\n!!Ezio Auditore da Firenze\n[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Char_ezio_5493.png]]\n[[caption-width-right:250:There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, to show you the way. Choose your own way! Do not follow me, or anyone else.]]\n->''"[[DueToTheDead Resquiescat in Pace]]."''\n\n* [[Characters/AssassinsCreedIITheAssassins The ancestral character of ''Assassin's Creed II''. After his blissful life as the young son of a Florentine banker is destroyed, Ezio sets out an epic decades-long quest for vengeance, hunting down -- as well as adding to -- names from a list his father Giovanni wrote. Assassins]]
* [[Characters/AssassinsCreedIITheTemplars
The plot of both games show Ezio's progression and [[CharacterDevelopment growth]], as he goes from an enraged teenager seeking revenge and cursing those he kills, to a mature and patient hunter of his foes, to a wiser man who eventually rises to lead the Assassin order through wisdom, personal skill and leadership.

Voiced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Once upon a time, Ezio really was just a kid. We get to see him make his first approach to a pretty girl ([[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest Cristina Vespucci]]) in a flashback in Brotherhood. He walks up, flashes a goofy grin, ''and completely freezes''.
* AnimalMotifs: The eagle, as is standard for our Assassin protagonists.
* AuraVision: His "gift", Eagle Vision (upgraded to Eagle Sense in Revelations), allows him to identify targets and important items in the area, as well as, in the case of Eagle Sense, track the movements of people long gone by their traces and mark off areas to look for things from his View Points. In effect, this makes him a ScarilyCompetentTracker.
* {{Badass}}
** [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]: Which also serves to conceal his left-forearm Hidden Blade bracer, the Short Blade, and the hilt of his sword, axe, or bludgeon, as whenever he walks in Low Profile he pulls it over his left shoulder. Sadly, it gets shot off by an arrow in the opening cutscene in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
** BadassBaritone: Not at first, though. His voice gets deeper with age.
** BadassBeard: By his mid-thirties, after [[spoiler:being nearly fatally wounded by one of the Orsi brothers and spending some time unconscious]].
** BadassGrandpa: In Revelations and Embers. See CharlesAtlasSuperpower; he seems to be at his physical prime in his late 40s.
** CulturedBadass: Loves his art and literature.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Takes part in various famous Renaissance events, such as the Bonfire of the Vanities and the hunt for the Pazzi conspirators.
* {{BFS}}: The best sword in the game is a gigantic 2-hander 3/4th the size of Ezio himself.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Do ''not'' bad-mouth or hurt his little sister.
* BigGood: Ezio is the reason why Monteriggioni (briefly) returned to its former glory between ''II'' and ''Brotherhood''. Also, more prominently after becoming head of the Assassin Order in ''Brotherhood'', because of his leadership, tutelage and actions, he very much single-handedly resulted in the Order continuing to prosper for ''centuries'', right up until the present day. Gamewise, he also takes up this role in ''Revelations''.
** This can especially be seen as his story continues and his reputation amongst the Templar grows. By the time he retires, Ezio is essentially the Templars' boogeyman.
--->'''Caterina Sforza:''' You are the leader of the Assassins now. Unite them Ezio Auditore and take back Roma!
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Lineage''.
* CallToAgriculture: Ezio retires to a vineyard after ''Revelations''.
* CatchPhrase: ''Requiescat in Pace'', which he says to (almost) all of his targets during their final moments. He teaches this to his followers in ''Brotherhood'' and ''Revelations''.
** ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood The liberation of Roma has begun.]]''
* CharacterFocus: He's the primary ancestor in three games and an extremely important mediator in the over-all conflict of the series. Not only do his adventures affect the Assassin order in the Renaissance era, but they are also a large part of Desmond's journey in the present time. The sum of all the media in the Assassin's Creed franchise with Ezio in it chronicles his entire life from age 17 onward.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: More than any other Assassin in the series, he is incredibly strong and resilient. ''In his fifties'' he's strong enough to dead-lift a heavily armored soldier with one hand, and can survive a straight hundred-foot drop uninjured(landing hard enough to buckle the wooden platform he lands on). Presumably, this is to hint at his 1st Civilization genetic heritage, making him borderline super-human anyway.
* TheCharmer: Develops into a textbook example. All the lady-killing ''magnetismo'' of TheCasanova, none of the callousness.
* CombatPragmatist: A tradition for Desmond's bloodline, even more so in ''Brotherhood''.
* CoolOldGuy: Ends the second game at his 40's and by the end of ''Brotherhood'' is 48 years old. By ''Revelations'' he's a BadassGrandpa at age 55. By ''Embers'' he is around his sixties and can still pick up a sword, yet his age has finally caught up to him at this point and can't go around running like he used to. Still, for a man nearing the end of his life, he sure has a lot of fight in him.
** GrumpyOldMan: Initially in ''Embers'' when confronted by Chinese Assassin Shao Jun.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: Subverted. After the initial shock, he accepts the fact that his father was indeed an assassin.
* DualWielding: Carries two Hidden Blades; also applies to the [[SwordAndGun Medium Weapon/Hidden Gun]] and the Short Blade/Throwing Knives combinations in ''Brotherhood''. Upgraded to some sort of hook/grapple hook in ''Revelations''.
* DueToTheDead: Utters "Requiescat In Pace" to (almost) all of targets during their final moments.
** Averted in his initial assassinations where he [[UnstoppableRage violently slaughted]] his targets and continued beating [[spoiler:Vieri de' Pazzi]] even after his death, earning him a harsh rebuke from Mario as it was against the ''[[TheFettered rules of etiquette]]'' the assassins abide by.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Gets quite a bit of this. Leonardo is only the most prominent example.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: His repressed memories in ''Brotherhood'' are all tied to his failed relationship with [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Cristina Vespucci]].
* GuestFighter: Appears in ''[[SoulSeries SoulCalibur V]]''.
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that Ezio, just as everyone in his bloodline, has genetic material from one of "Those Who Came Before" in his DNA, which gives him his Eagle Vision ability]].
* HappilyMarried: To Sofia Sartor as of ''Embers''.
* HandsomeLech: Even during his 20-year RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he still tries to find time for the ladies and is pretty much confirmed to have bedded at least one countess in Forlì... until the Siege of Monteriggioni (begun while in bed with Caterina Sforza), after which he doesn't so much as look at a woman suggestively for the next three years. He eventually settled down with Sofia Sartor, whom he met in Constantinople, fathering Desmond's line in his fifties, though [[http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/assassins-creed-revelations/video/6339000/assassins-creed-revelations-desmonds-ancestry-explained?hd=1 according to]] WordOfGod Ezio has fathered many illegitimate children in his lifetime.
* HeartbrokenBadass: The repressed memories of his old flame Christina show that [[spoiler:during the Bonfire of the Vanities she was mortally wounded and died in his arms. His later writings state that something in him "withered" after her death.]]
* TheHero: For his games, though Desmond remains TheProtagonist in his own way.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Impressively averted - mostly. All of Ezio's weapons except bombs are modelled on his body. See WalkingArmoury.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Said to Cristina Vespucci's fiancé.
* IndyPloy: "I am improvising!"
* InTheHood: Runs in the family.
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: LeonardoDaVinci, Caterina Sforza, Niccolò Machiavelli... that's a handful of people he deals with ''on a daily basis''.
* LeParkour: Even for an Assassin, Ezio was highly adept at free-running. As his Animus entry in ''III'' so aptly puts it;
--> ''"He was ''really'' good at jumping."''
* ManOfTheCity: Towards Rome in ''Brotherhood'', and later to Constantinople during ''Revelations''.
* TheMentor: In ''Brotherhood'' he becomes titled ''il Mentore'' when [[spoiler:Machiavelli steps down in favor of Ezio as Grand Master of the Assassin Order in Rome]].
* MultiMeleeMaster:
** AnAxeToGrind
** {{BFS}}
** BladeBelowTheShoulder
** BladeOnAStick
** DropTheHammer
** HeroesPreferSwords
** KnifeNut
** TheMusketeer
** ImprovisedWeapon: He can sometimes take up brooms or farming equipment to fight people if he so chooses.
* MultiRangedMaster: Throwing knives, Hidden Gun, crossbow, darts
* TheObiWan: To his apprentices in ''Revelations'', but especially to Shao Jun in ''Embers''.
* OneManArmy
* PercussivePickpocket: Can do this to random people.
* PersonaNonGrata: He is banned from Constantinople by order of the Sultan [[spoiler:Selim]], likely for [[spoiler:wrongly killing Tarik, who was Selim's close friend and Captain of the Janissaries]] as well as [[spoiler:sinking an entire Ottoman navy fleet]]. It's only because Suleiman put in a good word for him that Ezio is not attacked on the spot. Though with some negotiation, Ezio was able to come back to finish his business in Constanopoli.
* ReallyGetsAround: At the beginning of the game has something of this reputation, though he eventually ends up HappilyMarried. It's also confirmed that [[spoiler:Clay Kaczmarek]] was related to Ezio through an illegitimate child he fathered at some point during his life and likely never knew about.
* RetiredBadass: By ''Embers''
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Conducts a ''decades'' long one against his enemies.
* RousingSpeech: At the end of [[DownloadableContent Bonfire of the Vanities]].
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Comes with [[SuperSenses Eagle Vision/Sense]].
* SilverFox: In ''Revelations''. Despite the fact that he's past fifty, most of the women ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and some of the men]]) in Istanbul can't keep their eyes off him.
** To put it another way, Sofia, his eventual wife was born in 1476; the year that Ezio, (then 17), first became an Assassin.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Sure is handy that he picked up French from a couple girls in Florence. Let him get past some guards thirty years later.
* SwordAndGun: In ''Brotherhood'' Ezio can use a longsword or bludgeon (Medium Weapons) and his Hidden Gun together in combat while the Medium Weapon is equipped by holding down the Attack button (effectively switching to the Hidden Gun, though in a kill streak this will cause him to aim at a different person); the Short Blade and Throwing Knives have a similar relationship.
* TemptingFate: During sequence 1 of ''[=AC2=]'', he wishes for his life to never change.
** Also by [[spoiler:sparing Rodrigo's life]], and then by assuming at the beginning of ''Brotherhood'' that "our work is finished."
** Averted in "Brotherhood" when he [[spoiler:spares Micheletto in order to save the actor. Micheletto does not become a threat from that point on and is arrested off-screen according to his portrait, though his fate is unknown.]]
* WalkingArmoury: One of the iconic examples. By the end of Revelations, he's packing a hidden blade, a hookblade, a sword/axe/hammer, a dagger, a poison dart launcher, a pistol, a crossbow, and a couple of dozen throwing knives. All these are modelled on his body. In addition, his unseen HyperspaceArsenal includes ammo (10 bullets for the gun, 10 darts and 25 crossbow bolts), 15 parachutes and a dozen grenades of various types. Good ''grief.''
* WhatTheHellHero: Machiavelli is ''pissed'' when he finds out [[spoiler:Ezio did not kill Rodrigo]] at the end of Assassin's Creed II. [[spoiler:He's shown to be right when as soon as Ezio gets home his villa is burned down and his uncle killed by Borgia retaliation. On the other hand, this was done by Cesare against Rodrigo's orders and probably would have happened anyway.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Some of his targets have been female, and he killed "The Smuggler" Lia de Russo. He also has no problem tackling Lucrezia to the ground and holding her hostage.
* YouKilledMyFather: and my brothers and my [[spoiler: Uncle]], Borgia!

!!Giovanni Auditore
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[[caption-width-right:238:I am Giovanni Auditore, and like my ancestors before me, I am an Assassin.]]

Ezio's father, a prominent Florentine banker and noble, as well as the personal Assassin of Lorenzo de' Medici. He is executed in a Templar plot at the start of ''Assassin's Creed II''.

Voiced by Romano Orzari.
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* {{Badass}}: Shown off in ''Lineage''.
** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* CoolOldGuy
* DisappearedDad: By way of a gallows.
* GenerationXerox: Ezio's ''ReallyGetsAround'' personality reminds him of his younger days.
* HappilyMarried
* HeroOfAnotherStory: ''Assassin's Creed: Lineage''.
* InTheHood: In ''Lineage''.
* SacrificialLion

!!Mario Auditore
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Char_mario_4405.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Don't you recognize me? [[SuperMarioBros It'sa me, Mario!"]]]]
Ezio's uncle, he commands a large number of mercenaries from his villa in Tuscany. He is the leader of the Italian Assassins.

Voiced by FredTatasciore.
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* BadassCape
* BadassMustache
* BoisterousBruiser
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: By Cesare.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* CoolUncle: He gives Ezio money and a place for his family to stay, and inducts him into the Assassin's order.
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: From your LovableRogue Uncle and mentor in ''II'' to [[spoiler: killed in the first 30 minutes of ''Brotherhood'']]
* HandicappedBadass: His left eye was blinded due to a pendulum trap in ''Project Legacy''.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Is one of the viewpoint characters in ''Project Legacy''.
* TheMentor: A strange combination of this and BoisterousBruiser.
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* MasterSwordsman
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* ShoutOut: [[SuperMarioBros It'sa him, Mario]].
* [[spoiler: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome]]
* UnclePennybags: Despite the state of decay Ezio finds Monteriggioni in, Mario ''does'' pretty much own the place. He also set Ezio up with a room, and some money to buy armor, free of charge. Also in Project Legacy, it's shown that he actively interacts with and helps out the various communities in his village to try and learn more about what they do.

!!Claudia Auditore
[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/240px-Char_claudia_3878.png]]
[[caption-width-right:240:You here to look at the book?]]

Ezio's little sister. After the remaining Auditores flee Firenze, she becomes Monteriggioni's bookkeeper, helping Ezio set up his business empire. [[spoiler: Come ''Brotherhood'' she takes a more direct stance in assisting her brother, managing a Roman brothel and joining the Assassins in full.]]

Voiced by Angela Galuppo.
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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: In Brotherhood, she takes on at least three Borgia guards and kills them without taking a scratch.]]
* {{Badass}}: InTheBlood.
** [[BadassBookworm Badass Bookkeeper]]
** BadassCape: [[spoiler:In her Assassin outfit.]]
* TheChick
* KnifeNut: [[spoiler: Three Borgia guards witnessed firsthand her skill with a knife. That was the last thing they saw.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLeader: She is placed in charge of the Italian Assassins while Ezio is in the Ottoman Empire.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite being in her late-thirties in Brotherhood, she looks no different than she did when she was a bookkeeper in II.
* TookALevelInBadass
* WomanScorned: Famously and hilariously goes from crying over her unfaithful boyfriend one minute to vindictive and terrifying the next.
-->"It's Duccio. I fear he's been unfaithful. ...He should suffer for what he's done."
** And much later on in life, Ezio would encounter the exact same guy (now an art dealer who came across a few of Leonardo's paintings) and once again beat the hell out of him for bad-mouthing his sister.
** And ''[[RunningGag again]]'' in Constantinople, where he's found chatting up Sofia Sartor. He's gotten a bit GenreSavvy about it, too:
--->'''Duccio:''' ''[recognizes Ezio]'' Le diavolo in persona! ("The devil himself!")
--->'''Ezio:''' Duccio. A pleasure.

!!Bartolomeo d'Alviano
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[[caption-width-right:250:My Bianca hungers for more skulls to crush!]]

Assassin and mercenary leader who Ezio rescues in Venice, later becoming a major ally during ''Brotherhood''.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* AttackAttackAttack: What most of his strategies boil down to. Ezio and his wife help him plan some more complex battle plans.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* {{BFS}}
* TheBigGuy: For the Assassins.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ClusterFBomb
-->-Nothing hangs between your thighs. In fact, there is a hole there so deep it reaches into the ''maledetto inferno'' (fucking underworld)!
-->-I'll kill you, ''fottuto francese'' (French fuck)!
-->-I will get you, you ''pezzo di merda figlio di puttana'' (piece of shit son of a bitch)!
* HappilyMarried: In ''Brotherhood'', though thanks to "Bianca," when Bartolomeo calls for his wife Ezio only ''half''-jokingly asks, "Did you check behind the table?" before finding out to his surprise that the wife is an actual human woman.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: One of the viewpoint characters of ''Project Legacy''.
* ICallItVera: Wields a claymore called "Bianca".
* LargeHam: Almost all of his lines are shouted.
* UglyGuyHotWife
* YouFightLikeACow

!!La Volpe
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-La_Volpe_v_1802.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:They call me many things: Murderer, Tagliagole, Thief, But you may call me La Volpe.]]

The leader of the Florentine thieves and an Assassin, he moves to Rome during ''Brotherhood'', becoming a major ally for Ezio.

Voiced by Vito DeFilippo.
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Literally "The Fox," later worked into the name of his inn.
* [[spoiler: TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong]]: In ''Brotherhood'', he perpetually suspects Machiavelli of being TheMole due to the lack of progress against the Borgia regime, especially after he and Ezio see Machiavelli accept a message from a Borgia guard, and only lays off when Ezio vouches for Machiavelli -- who later confirms that the Borgia guard (unwittingly killed by one of La Volpe's thieves) was his own mole. [[spoiler:La Volpe eventually moves to kill Machiavelli himself after Borgia troops try to move on the Thieves' Guild, but Ezio stops him in the nick of time, having found the real mole... a thief, presumably having been in La Volpe's employ.]]
* HonorAmongThieves: When they first meet La Volpe returns Ezio's money, which was deliberately pickpocketed to lure him to the meeting spot. His thieves also watch out for each other, protecting their fellows when they're in danger.
* ImpossibleThief: His database entry mentions that he once managed to rob the Pope's carriage -- while the Pope was still inside it.
** Not so impossible in hindsight - he's an Assassin, and the best of them (Ezio) once (almost) assassinated the Pope while he was giving Mass in the Sistine Chapel. And then proceeded to beat the stuffing out of him in the heart of the Vatican.
* InTheHood
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: The tavern he and Ezio build in ''Brotherhood'', ''La Volpe Adoramentata'' ("The Sleeping Fox"), a favorite of the Borgia guards who provide coin in more ways than one.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Although ''Renaissance'' calls him Gilberto, this is not mentioned in the game.
* PurpleEyes: His database entry makes special note of his "violet eyes."
* TheSneakyGuy

!!Paola
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Zw-paola_1446.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:We must walk the streets freely: seen, but unseen.]]

The madame of a Florentine brothel, she protects Ezio's family after they are betrayed, teaching Ezio how to use his hidden blade and disappear in the crowd.

Voiced by Claudia Ferri.
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* ActionGirl
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* InTheHood
* LadyInRed
* TheMentor: The first of several to Ezio.
* OnlyOneName
* [[TheSneakyGuy The Sneaky Girl]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She isn't seen after ACII's final sequence, although the novelization of ''Revelations'' has Claudia mention that she is still a Assassin leader in 1512.

!!Teodora Contanto

Also known as Sister Teodora, she is former member of a convent and the madame of the La Rosa Della Virtù, "The Rose of Virtue", in Venice. She assisted Ezio in assassinating Templar Doge Marco Barbarigo.

Voiced by Nadia Verrucci.
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* ActionGirl
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* NaughtyNuns

!!Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[HistoricalInJoke I intend to write]] [[Literature/ThePrince a book]] about you one day.]]

Fellow Assassin, assisting Ezio during both the Battle of Forlì and the Bonfire of the Vanities and becoming his chief advisor during ''Brotherhood''.

Voiced by Shawn Baichoo.
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* {{Badass}}
* TheCynic
* FashionableAsymmetry: His ''Brotherhood'' outfit's outermost garment is missing its right sleeve.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His explanation of his cynicism to Ezio is that he merely describes the conditions in Rome as they ''are''.
* KnightInSourArmor: The games don't even try to downplay the cynicism he was famous for in RealLife (i.e. destroy the enemy without mercy and hesitation), yet he fights against the Borgias' tyranny for the people of Rome.
* TheLancer: Willingly becomes this to Ezio during ''Brotherhood''.
* MachiavelliWasWrong: Direct example. Ezio's actions tend to screw around with Machiavelli's rather cynical outlook. Eventually thanks to this, Machiavelli steps down as the Roman leader of the Assassins in favor of Ezio.
** [[HistoricalInJoke Funnily enough]], the game's events lead up to Machiavelli writing ''ThePrince'' - the ''actual'' book rather than TheThemeparkVersion, which has him note that yes, the support of the populace is one of the most crucial factors to rule a land and while if you have to choose between being loved or feared, being feared is the safer choice if you can't have both, though you absolutely have to avoid being ''hated''. One of their first conversations even has Machiavelli make an observation ("He who builds on the people is like an architect that builds on sand") that he will reject verbatim in ''The Prince''.
* TheMentor: Ezio's recruits are essentially handed off to Machiavelli for their initial training, and he was probably supervising them when they were not acting as Ezio's personal security detachment.
* TheMole: Suspected of being this by La Volpe -- hence his withholding of the Thieves' Guild's support -- and evidence seems to mount. [[spoiler:He's not. The Borgia guard he accepted a letter from was his own spy in the Borgia regime, who was killed by one of La Volpe's unwitting thieves. The actual mole, another thief, is found later.]]
** The suspicion isn't helped when he appears to have been ineffective of making progress against the Borgia -- having driven away the Thieves' Guild, unable to relieve the pressure on Bartolomeo's army, unable to get the madam of the Rosa in Fiore brothel to actually support the Assassins (a Database entry reveals that she was actually selling out the Assassins to the Church cardinals in the Borgias' pocket), being unaware that both [[spoiler:Caterina Sforza]] and [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]] were held by the Templars, and otherwise being ''spectacularly'' unprepared for going after Cesare and Rodrigo Borgia. Not helped by the fact that Machiavelli, of all people, is about the'' worst ''person you want for a popular people's revolution.
* WhatTheHellHero: His reaction to Ezio sparing Rodrigo Borgia, causing him to temporarily [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon Ezio and head to Rome]].
* WorthyOpponent: He gives some kudos to Cesare for how he manages to keep Rome under his iron-fisted rule. A nod to how historically he had good relations with the Borgia, and in particular seemed to admire Cesare in his writing.
** This ends up being part of what casts suspicion on him as TheMole.

!!Antonio de Magianis

The leader of the Venetian Theives Guild and Assassin, he assisted Ezio in fighting the Templar presence in the city.

Voiced by Carlo Mestroni.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Leonardo does say "I've been seeing quite a bit of him lately- errr... as mutual friends...".
* [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]: Smaller than Ezio's though.
* BadassMustache

!!Yusuf Tazim
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YusufTazimACB_5997.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:You are the man I've longed to meet. Renowned Master and Mentor, Ezio Auditore de la la la!]]

The Grand Master of the Constantinople Assassins. He was a former thief who was recruited into the Brotherhood by former Guild leader Ishak Pasha.

Voiced by Chris Parson.
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* {{Badass}}: As befits an Assassin Grand Master.
** BadassesWearBandanas
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* BoisterousBruiser: Sneakier than most (being an Assassin and all), but the personality remains.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a light diagonal scar under he left eye going across his cheek.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Dies trying to single-handedly hold off the Templars when they storm Sofia's house. He takes a ''lot'' of them with him.]]
* TheLancer: To Ezio during his stay in Rome.
* [[spoiler:LastStand: See HeroicSacrifice above.]]
* TheLeader: Type IV of the Ottoman Assassins.
* LovableRogue
* MrExposition: Introduces the new mechanics to Ezio, showing him how to use the hookblade and throw bombs.
* MasterSwordsman
* ProfessionalKiller

!!Piri Reis
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PiriReisACB_7170.png]]

An Ottoman naval commander, Haci Ahmed Muhiddin Piri is also a Master Assassin. He prefers not to engage foes directly, instead providing bombs and technical information to Brotherhood.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* BadassBeard
* DemolitionsExpert: He creates all of the bombs for the Ottoman Brotherhood.
* FourStarBadass: Not in the game, but at the age of 80 he will be made a admiral by the Sultan.
* HistoricalInJoke: He was not an admiral by the time of the game, but the Assassins of Constantinople do jokingly call him "Reis" (Ottoman for "Admiral").
* KnightInSourArmor: Like most Assassins, he is fairly cynical of how the world functions, but hopes that it will get better.
* NiceHat
* ThePerfectionist: He describes himself as one, having been working on a map for the Sultan for ten months, and figures that with the Sultan being so old his successor will be the one to get it.
* {{Privateer}}: In his youth under his uncle Kemal.

!!Shao Jun
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AC-Shao-Jun-001_8511.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:238:I want to understand, like you do, to help my people.]]

A talented young Assassin from China. She appears in ''WesternAnimation/AssassinsCreedEmbers''. Shao Jun seeks guidance from Ezio in order to learn how best to lead and rebuild her order.
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* ActionGirl: Excels in both Wushu martial arts and swordplay.
* TheApprentice: She was this to her Assassin mentor [[spoiler:before he was killed]] and now wants Ezio guidance to help aid her people.
* ArmedLegs: Rather than a [[BladeBelowTheShoulder traditional Hidden Blade]], hers comes out from the front of her boot.
* {{Badass}}
* BlackCloak: Even during the day, she wears a black set of Assassin robes with a red inner layer.
** DarkIsNotEvil: Despite this, she is a nice person.
* BornIntoSlavery: She was born into being one of the Emperor's concubines. Her mentor saved her from [[SexSlave her]] [[ColdBloodedTorture fate]].
* CoolSword: Her jian.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Wears a black set of Assassin robes, but she's a very nice person.
* FlechetteStorm: Keeps six throwing needles under bracers on her arms.
** NothingUpMySleeve: They were concealed under her sleeves.
** Keeping with the pointy-things theme, she also apparently designed [[spoiler: the rope dart]] that Connor uses in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'',
* HeroOfAnotherStory: If we're lucky, we might get to see her in another game and find out the deal behind that box Ezio gave to her.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* InTheHood
* YoungAndInCharge: At the age of only nineteen, she wants to rebuild the Chinese Assassin sect.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The
Templars]]
!!Rodrigo Borgia
[[quoteright:260:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RodrigoBorgiaAC_5879.png]]

The Grand Master of the Templar Order, as well as the man ultimately responsible for the death of Ezio's father and brothers.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: In both battles where he's an opponent he does not seem at all encumbered by his girth.
[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIIOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
* BigBad
* BigScrewedUpFamily: As evident in ''Brotherhood''. TruthInTelevision.
* TheChessmaster
* EvilIsPetty: Ezio's father was opposing the Pazzi conspiracy that Rodrigo Borgia was behind, but Rodrigo also had Ezio's brothers killed just to make a point.
* EvilOldFolks
* FatBastard
* ForegoneConclusion: If you knew your history, his ascension to the Papacy shouldn't be of any surprise, though it does come off as a PlayerPunch in ''[=AC2=]'' due to the eleven-year time skip between Sequences 11 and 14, that game's last two chapters. The "setting drop" in ''Brotherhood'' ("1503 - Rome") was enough to show the history aware that this was when Rodrigo would die.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tries to poison his son Cesare, when the latter shows to be too ambitious. However, it ends the other way around, with the poisoned apple being forced into his mouth.]]
* InkSuitActor: He is modeled after his voice actor, who portrays him in the Live Action prequel video.
* InTheHood: he spends much of the game wearing a [[StarWars Palpatine-style]] black hood that conceals his upper face, and his name and identity aren't revealed for quite a while too. He eventually ditches it after becoming Pope, though.
* LaserGuidedKarma: One of the reasons why he remains in the background in ''Brotherhood''.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: In the final battle, he agrees to Ezio's challenge to a brawl [[FisticuffsBoss without weapons]]. Earlier in the game during their first confrontation, he opts to fight Enzio one-on-one rather than calling for help from his guards (although the guards do attack once it becomes clear he's going to lose).
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Before his identity was revealed, he was only referred to as either "the Spaniard" or "Maestro".
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Chose to remain hiding during ''Brotherhood'', primarily out of fear of Ezio, and a decision to focus on consolidation of Templar gains.
** This was also consistent with his behavior in ''II'' where he let the Pazzi (in Florence and San Gimignano) and Barbarigo (in Venice) families and their allies take credit -- and thus the brunt of the Assassin's attention. Until about the time that [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden arrived from Cyprus]], Ezio was almost never in a position to kill Rodrigo.
*** And in both ''AC II'' and ''Brotherhood'', [[NeverMyFault he blamed all the problems with Ezio on his allies, never himself, in spite of having the means to help.]]
* ParentalIncest: Rumors abound about him and his daughter, Lucrezia, though this only appears in ''Brotherhood'' as an accusation by Caterina Sforza. A comment by Cesare in ''Brotherhood'' implies it is true (with a comment about "persuading" the Pope to give more money), and it is also deliberately mentioned in his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' [[EncyclopediaExposita database entry]].
* [[spoiler:PerfectPoison: Tries to kill Cesare with some, but is killed by it himself instead.]]
* ThePope: In both the game and RealLife, he became Pope Alexander VI. He wasn't much better of a Pope in real life than he was in the game.

!!Uberto Alberti

A Florentine lawyer and friend of Giovanni, Uberto betrayed his friend and oversaw his execution on behalf of the Templars. He was the first victim of Ezio's campaign of revenge against the Templars.

Voiced by Michel Perron.
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* FaceHeelTurn: Formerly a ally of the Assassins, he joined the Templars due to his resentment of the Medici for depriving his family of its wealth.
* FamousLastWords: "You would have done the same, to save the ones you love..."
* FatBastard
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's ashamed and horrified at the way he betrayed Giovanni, but believes that he had no other choice to ensure his families saftey and fortune.
* StarterVillain

!!Francesco de' Pazzi
[[quoteright:308:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Francesco_de_Pazzi_AC_4316.png]]

The father of Vieri and a member of the Templars, he was the head of the Pazzi Conspircy, which aimed to remove the Medici from power in Florence and install a Templar allied regime.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: As shown in his Database Profile, he hates the Middle and Lower Classes, as well as anyone who tries raising their social status.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:He was claimed to have done this at the start of the game.
* AxCrazy: Just watch him killing Lorenzo's brother. And both in RealLife and the Novel, he's so crazed up that he STABS HIS OWN LEG WITHOUT REALIZING IT!
* BeardOfEvil
* DiscOneFinalBoss:He's the final target before you really get on with the story.
* FanDisservice: After you [[spoiler: kill him, the Medici hang his corpse in front of the city while wearing only a loin cloth....]]
* FragileSpeedster: He can run quite a lot. However, like everyone else who plays this trope in Assassin's Creed, he'll get cut down pretty quickly.
* {{Jerkass}}
* PrideBeforeAFall: He got so overconfident about the conspiracy that he ignored the threat posed by Ezio, not to mention he got so bloodthirsty he killed Lorenzo's brother and left Lorenzo with time to recover and defend himself(Though it could be blamed on the two monks, since they failed to stab him fatally and ran away)
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Does this to the Medici.

!!Vieri de' Pazzi
[[quoteright:316:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Vieri_de_Pazzi_AC_60.png]]

A young Florentine noble, his family has always been at odds with both the Medici and the Auditore houses. Vieri is later revealed to be a member of the Knights Templar.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Like his father, he's shown to be extremely brutal, cruel and hateful towards the lower classes and everyone else.
* AttemptedRape: He tries this on Cristina Vespucci, but Ezio intervenes.
* BadBoss: Apparently, he disfigures and maims his own soldiers if they piss him off, or if he feels like it, with one mentioned EyeScream occasion. It's implied in a letter that [[WellDoneSonGuy he just wants his father's attention]].
* BerserkButton: He does not take kindly to Ezio sleeping with his sister.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Pazzi are not nice people.
* DirtyCoward: All of your early encounters with him end with him running away with his tail between his legs after you kill the soldiers he was hiding behind.
* EvilCounterpart: He's what Ezio could've been if not for his parents and Mario.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just like his father.
* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Nobles Who Actually Do Something]]: Unlike most other Templars, who will run at the sight of Ezio(though some of them are just being DangerouslyGenreSavvy), Vieri was willing to stay his ground and fight against Mario Auditore's mercenaries. In the novel, he even wears full body armor, fights and nearly kills Ezio with an axe.
* SoreLoser: According to Shaun's Database Profile, Vieri would often make up rigged competitions to flaunt himself over others. And on the rare occasions when he lost, he would invite the winner's entire family for [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink "a meal to die for"]]. Not to mention how he swears to kill Ezio and his entire family, both during Ezio's rescue of Cristina during the AttemptedRape mentioned above, and after Francesco's arrest, during which Vieri keeps slandering the Auditore's name and triggers the first chapter's fight. In fact, during the first part of the game, your enemies consist of Pazzi Family's Guards (Or relatives, since they dress like Vieri) trying to find and beat you down on Vieri's orders.
* SpoiledBrat
* WellDoneSonGuy: In a letter, his mentor Fra Giacondo expresses his belief that Vieri acts the way he does to gain his father's approval.

!!Antonio Maffei

A Florentine monk who worked for the Medici, he joined the Templar Order and became a member of the Pazzi Conspiracy.

Voiced by Shawn Baichoo.
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* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Unlike most assassination targets, he continues to try and struggle against Ezio after having been mortally wounded.]]
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]
* {{Revenge}}: One of his main motivations is getting payback against the Medici after witnessing their mercanaries raiding Volterra.
* SanitySlippage: After the plot failed, he fled to San Gimignano and resided in one of the highest towers, yelling down scripture at the citizens while also firing arrows at some.
* [[SinisterMinister Sinister Monk]]

!!Stefano da Bagnone

Voiced by Tony Robinow.
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* BaldOfEvil
* EvilOldFolks
* [[SinisterMinister Sinister Monk]]

!!Bernardo Baroncelli

Voiced by Tod Fennell.
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!!Francesco Salviati

Voiced by Marcel Jeannin.
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* SinisterMinister

!!Jacopo de' Pazzi

The head of the Pazzi family, Jacopo was a banker who worked with the Templars. He had nothing against Lorenzo de Medici personally, so when it came time for Francesco's coup to be executed, he hired four Templar hitmen to take him out: Maffei, da Bagnone, Baroncelli and Salviati (see above).

Voiced by Arthur Grosser.
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* AntiVillain
* MercyKill: As Ezio is about to assassinate him, Rodrigo Borgia and Emilio Barbarigo stab Jacopo--twice in the chest, once through the neck--and leave him to bleed out. Soon after, Ezio eases his pain and ends his life mercifully.
** RasputinianDeath
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's less of a douche than his son and grand-nephew. He opposed their scheming against Lorenzo de Medici, though admittedly this is more to stop the plotting from getting personal and avoiding potential carelessness.

!!Emilio Barbarigo

Voiced by Arthur Holden.
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* BuyThemOff
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: While he at first dismisses Carlo's warnings about Ezio, he quickly decides that it's better to be safe than sorry and orders his assistant to load a boat for his departure. Unfortunately, Carlo's warning was a bit too late, as Ezio was overhearing all along.
* EvilOldFolks
* KnifeNut: He helps Rodrigo stab Jacopo de Pazzi to death.
* NiceHat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Downplayed, as Emilio is still treacherous and cruel, but he's more in line with the traditional Templar ideology of "peace through progress and control", rather than Rodrigo Borgia's line of conquest for power's sake.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: While the thieves' guild was aware of his tyranny, Emilio was quite popular because of his funding the Venetian police force, keeping the streets safe from crime(One of those subtle and rare moments in Ezio's saga where Templars are doing a good thing, even if the Assassins don't admit it).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Claims he was working to establish unity, stability, and order, and that doing so demanded some sacrifices.

!!Carlo Grimaldi

Voiced by Roc [=LaFortune=].
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* AmbitionIsEvil
* FauxAffablyEvil: Treats the Doge as a close friend, but still murders him for the Templar agenda.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to invoke this in his dying words to Ezio. He promptly [[ShutUpHannibal throws it in his face.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's only forty, but his hair has gone completely white.

!!Marco Barbarigo

Voiced by
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* EvilOldFolks
* LargeHam: His speech during Carnevale, after becoming Doge of Venice.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He wanted Dante's wife, so he tried to have him killed. When that failed and left Dante retarded, he had him sign a document to cancel his marriage and took his wife for himself... all the while Dante kept guard on the door.
* SpoiledBrat: Was one in his youth, according to Shaun, as he had everything he wanted from his family.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: After becoming Doge of Venice.

!!Silvio Barbarigo

Voiced by Harry Standjofski.
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Even after he's betrayed by his fellow Templars and stabbed by Ezio, he refuses to tell his secrets.
* EvilUncle: He had one, who killed his father. He had him stabbed and took his palazzo for himself after he grew up.
* FatBastard
* Irony: He introduced Rodrigo Borgia to cantarella in order to kill their enemies. [[spoiler: Rodrigo would later die by this same poison when he tries to poison Cesare.]]
* Jerkass Woobie: He has some shades of it. For starters, his father was killed by his uncle and he, his mother and his sister was forced to live with him, thus needing to become cruel and malicious in order to survive.
* MasterPoisoner: He's implied to be one, and is the one who introduced Rodrigo Borgia to cantarella, the infamous poison often used by the Borgias(And the one that would [[spoiler: kill Rodrigo and destroy the Borgias' authority in Roma]]), in the first place.
* Revenge: His father was killed by his uncle, and Silvio planned revenge since childhood. After becoming an adult, he had his mother and sister(Or two courtesans, it's unclear in the database) to stab him. He later covered up the details to make it appear his uncle just "died in bed".
* EveryManHasHisPrice / ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: When Ezio beats the other competitors in the tournament, Silvio bribes the ring leader to give the prize to Dante Moro. Even though everyone saw Ezio kick his ass.
* YouHaveFailedMe / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Both he and Dante are abandoned by the Templars when Ezio comes after them. Even then, he refuses to confess to Ezio about where they were sailing to.

!!Dante Moro

Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* TheBrute: The brain damage he sustains from a murder attempt on him makes him a convenient heavy for his master Marco.
* TheDragon: To Marco Barbarigo.
* DumbMuscle: His brain damage took most of his mind from him, making him little more than a brute that the Templars order around.


!!Cesare Borgia
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Rodrigo Borgia's ambitious son and Captain General of the Papal armies, who becomes the main villain of ''Brotherhood''.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Really wants to take over Italy, while his father merely wanted to consolidate the power they held. Moreover, while his father has some measure of patience (having been at this for almost thirty years) and is willing to work behind the scenes, Cesare wants to do it openly (albeit only disguising the Templar angle under the guise of the Church), quickly and by overt military force.
** During the final boss fight [[spoiler:in Viana, Spain]], Cesare claims to intend to conquer Spain as well, even though [[spoiler:Cesare was now in the service of one of his relatives, King John III of Navarre]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's actually a very skilled swordsman and as a military commander he leads from the front, although there's nothing to back up his claim of being "the greatest fighter who ever lived". In the actual final battle, he fights like the [[EliteMooks Elite Mook Papal Guards]] and is immune to insta-kills, but doesn't counter, grab, or kick to break your defenses, making fighting him a simple matter of continuously smacking him to death while occasionally breaking off to fight his respawning mooks. He's certainly got nothing on Robert de Sable or [[spoiler:Al-Mualim]] from the first game.
* BadassBoast:
-->''If I want to live, I live. If I want to take, I take. [[spoiler:If I want you to die, YOU ''''' DIIIIIIIEE!''''']]
** Doubles as a VillainousBreakdown though, since this is said after he finds out that [[spoiler:daddy won't pay his warmaking bills, didn't tell him that his French ally is dead or about the extent of the Assassins' liberation of Rome, blames their troubles on Cesare's "Moment Of Awesome" that was razing Monteriggioni, refuses to let him use the Apple of Eden... oh, and poisoned that apple Cesare just bit.]]
* BigBad: Of Brotherhood.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Kisses his sister Lucrezia in a lover's fashion before a military expedition in Romagna, is receptive to his sister's... suggestions, and it's implied that the whole chain of Memories where [[spoiler:Ezio must save Pietro, Lucrezia's admirer, from Cesare's personal assassin Micheletto Corella are [[EvilIsPetty all because of Cesare's jealousy]],]] albeit deliberately provoked by Lucrezia who mistakenly believes that he's cheating on her with the captured [[spoiler:Caterina Sforza]].
* CrazyJealousGuy: And how!
* {{Determinator}}: He's poisoned by Rodrigo and is still visibly suffering from it by the time he is arrested, but still continues to push his forces onwards, albeit from behind.
* DragonInChief: He's the primary antagonist despite being merely TheDragon, since Rodrigo's become OrcusOnHisThrone.
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Subverted, due to how sour the situation is revealed to be when he returns from Romagna.]]
* LargeHam: If he wants to ham, he '''''HAAAAAAAAAMS!'''''
** EvilIsHammy
* HotBlooded
* HumiliationConga: The latter half of Sequence 7 and the whole of Sequence 8 are just one disaster after another for Cesare, ending with [[spoiler:him arrested for "murder, betrayal and incest" by a general whose family he'd pressed into his service, at the order of the new Pope who'd opposed his family, and Cesare being dragged away by his former elites the Papal Guards]]. Sequence 9 has Ezio finding him [[spoiler:fighting on the front lines at the castle of Viana, now in the service of a relative]].
** Worse yet, it's his downfall because it's been a long time coming -- while it's not revealed how much progress Cesare made in Romagna, it probably wasn't worth [[spoiler:the Assassins stealing Rome out from under him and Rodrigo]], which causes him to have a VillainousBreakdown.
* '''{{Jerkass}}''': The guy is rotten to the very core.
* ManChild
* NeverMyFault
* OverlordJr
* PsychopathicManchild
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: Semi-privately speaks poorly of Rodrigo and his personal power structure behind his back.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Ezio manages to steal Rome under him, he quickly devolves into a hysterical brat. See BadassBoast and HumiliationConga.
* YoungConqueror

!!Lucrezia Borgia
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Rodrigo Borgia's illegitimate daughter, and a target of his abuse as a child.

Voiced by Liane Balaban.
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* BrotherSisterIncest
* DaddysLittleVillain
* TheDarkChick
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Of sorts. [[WasItAllALie She doesn't react well to Cesare's interrogation for the Apple]], telling Ezio its location in retaliation. She spent the last years of her life having nothing to do with the Templars, instead living quietly with her husband and raising her children as best she could.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Did genuinely love her son Giovanni, and even tried to secretly tell him that she loved him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LadyInRed
* StarCrossedLovers: Had a son with an Assassin in ''Project Legacy'', whether or not she recognized him as such, but the father ends up taking the son away when he's born malformed.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a rather ineffectual one to Ezio when he holds her hostage in his rescue of Caterina. According to her, Lorenzo wasn't kidding when he vowed to "erase" the Pazzi family from Florence. It doesn't stop Ezio from dragging her to Caterina's cell though.
* {{Yandere}}: Goes nuts on Caterina for the possibility that Cesare might have done something with her. [[spoiler:According to Caterina, he didn't.]]

!!Micheletto Corella

Cesare's right hand man and assassin. He has known Cesare since their childhood together, and was inducted into the Templar Order due to this connection.

Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: By Cesare in the novelization.]]
* TheDragon: To Cesare.
* ProfessionalKiller: His main role is to execute anyone who displeases the Borgia.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Cesare, [[spoiler:although it breaks in the novelization after he gets insulted for his failures, even after he frees Cesare from prison.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Cesare.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears from ''Brotherhood'' after Ezio spares his life, with only a few mentions. [[spoiler:In the novelization, he is killed by Cesare after attacking him for being insulted too many times.]]

!!Leandros

A Byzantine captain and Templar in charge of excavating Mysaf, he is killed by Ezio in 1511.

Voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
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* BadBoss: He constantly insults his men, pulls one who'd come to his rescue from his carriage out of mere spite (the guard not even having done ''anything'' against Leandros) and throws another off a rooftop in an attempt to slow Ezio.
* BaldOfEvil
* DirtyCoward
* GetBackHereBoss
* ZeroEffortBoss: He goes down without even a fight at the conclusion of Memory Sequence 1.

!!Manuel Palaiologos

A Templar ally in 1512, and former heir to the Byzantine throne.
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* ContractualBossImmunity: Averted. He can be taken down with counters.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is personally disgusted by Shahkulu's brutality, stating that there's no need to spit upon those lower than themselves. The fact that the end result stinks up to high heaven also doesn't help.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Ahmet]]
* FatBastard: One of his main characteristics.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: [[spoiler:In his final moments, he simply hands over his Masyaf Key to Ezio and challenges him to try and open it before the Templars.]]
* TheRemnant: The last heir of the Byzantine Empire who seeks to restore the long-fallen Empire.

!!Shahkulu
See the folder for Revelations Multiplayer Personas.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ottoman Empire]]
!!Prince Suleiman
The grandson of Sultan Bayezid II and an important ally of Ezio.
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* BigGood: To an extent.
* TheMagnificent: Most famously known as Suleiman the Magnificent.
* PatrickStewartSpeech: He made one of of these during a conversation with Ezio.
-->"I have not lived long, but I have lived long enough to know that the world is a tapestry of many colors and patterns. A just leader would celebrate this, not seek to unravel it."
* TheWisePrince: Widely admired for his intellect, even by the Janissaries who dislike Ahmet for sharing the same traits.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: When Ezio met him, Suleiman was just a 17 years old prince with low standing in the Ottoman courts. Eventually he will go on to become of the most successful Sultans in the Ottoman Empire.

!!Prince Ahmet
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AhmetAC_2298.png]]

One of Bayezid's sons and the uncle of Suleiman, he is the favored son to becoem the next Sultan. [[spoiler:He also happens to be the new Grand Master of the Templar Order]].

Voiced by Tamer Hassan.
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* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Generally shows respect to Ezio, even stating that he's disappointed that two men who should be friends have to be working together. Doesn't stop him from hanging Sofia from a tree however.]]
* [[spoiler: Anti-Villain: Okay, so he's a Templar and a tad cruel, but when compared to the Borgias, this guy is far more sympathetic. Oh, there's also the fact that his brother is a bit of a psycho and KnightTemplar whom the Janissaries want on the throne so he can lead them in a holy war. If not for his attempt to hang Sofia from a tree, he would almost be a straight example of HeroAntagonist. Plus, unlike Cesare, Ahmet actually follows the Templars' goal of creating the perfect world, rather than power for power's sake. Sadly, that made no difference for Ezio.]]
* [[spoiler:CainAndAbel]]: [[spoiler: It's unclear if he planned on killing his brother, but Ahmet winded up being killed by Selim, making him an rare case of Evil Abel, though Selim isn't exactly good either.]]
* [[spoiler:CutsceneBoss]]: [[spoiler:Killed off by his brother Selim.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: [[spoiler:Near the end.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath]]: [[spoiler:Strangled and pushed off a cliff, sending him falling into the sea.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilUncle]]
* [[spoiler:EvilPrince]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:His reaction upon Selim's return.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his brother Selim's red. Ahmet is intelligent, calm and scholarly while Selim is a hot-tempered and bellicose warmonger. Because of this, the Janissaries primarily favor Selim.
* TheUnfavorite: Ahmet is disliked for being the choice for next sultan. While Tarik comments how Ahmet is too soft when it comes to war, but too paranoid when it comes to peace, it should be noted that the only shown dislikers of Ahmet are the Janissaries, who are shown and described through the entire game to be close to an entire PraetorianGuard of Complete Monsters and CulturePolice, so their opinion might not be the most trustworthy. Plus, Ahmet's Database seems to imply the Janissaries are also hoping for [[KnightTemplar a sultan who leads them into a holy war against all other countries]], making [[spoiler: Ahmet's decision to join the Templars]] more comprehensible.
* [[spoiler:VillainousValor]]: Say what you will about the man, but to [[spoiler: keep trying to fight and kill Ezio while they're falling off a cliff shows just how much this guy is bent on finding the Grand Temple and fulfilling his goal. The guy is falling to his probable death, and he just keeps fighting.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: He wishes to destroy the feuds and lines that divide men, but wants to conquer and take away peoples free will to do so.]]

!!Tarik Barleti
[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TarikAC_2701.png]]

The Captain of the Janissaries, Tarik supports Prince Selim I over Prince Ahmet to be the next Sultan. He is suspected of collaborating with the Templars to discredit Ahmet by Suleiman and Ezio, [[spoiler:while he is actually trying to draw them out and destroy them.]]

Voiced by JB Blanc.
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* BadassBeard
* BrutalHonesty: He really does not hold back when telling Ahmet why he would be a bad Sultan.
* [[NiceHat Nice Helmet]]
* PermissionToSpeakFreely: Tarik requests this before telling Ahmet why he thinks he'll be a poor Sultan.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:At the request of Prince Suleiman, Ezio assassinates Tarik, who had secretly been working against the Templars. Would've been nice if he had shared that info. In the end, his plan succeeds only because Ezio intervenes.]]
** [[spoiler:Even he admitted that in hindsight it was sorta his fault]]:
--->'''[[spoiler:Tarik]]''': ''"[[spoiler:I blame myself. Not for treason, but hubris.]]"''
* PraetorianGuard: Since he is the commander of the Janissaries.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Unaffiliated]]
!!LeonardoDaVinci
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LeonardoDaVinci_1116.png]]

A budding young painter and friend of Maria Auditore. He later befriends Ezio and assists the Assassin by decrypting Codex pages and building the fantastic weapons detailed on certain pages, as well as eventually having his own designs constructed.
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* ADorkable: He just gets so ''excited'' over those Codex pages, it's hard not to smile.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the DLC, he gets [[spoiler:captured by Hermetic monks and beaten up for information.]] His response? ''Snark at them''.
* DistressedDude: In ''The Da Vinci Disappearance''.
* GadgeteerGenius: What part of "Leonardo da Vinci" do you not understand?
* HeterosexualLifePartner: For Ezio.
** PlatonicLifePartners: Although it's all but explicitly stated that he is gay in the Brotherhood DLC, and in a relationship with his apprentice Salai, which would make Ezio and Leonardo's relationship this instead.
* ManHug: Shares several with Ezio throughout their friendship.
* NonActionGuy
* NoAccountingForTaste: Both in-game and historically, one has to wonder: [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what]] ''[[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim does]]'' [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim he see in]] [[BrattyHalfPint Salai]]? And a better question: ''why'' does Ezio approve?
* NoSell: When Ezio accidentally triggers the Apple in the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''AC II'', Leonardo is the only person in the room not overcome by the Piece of Eden's power. Mario and Machiavelli are both brought to their knees, and even Ezio (who has First Civilization DNA in him) is visibly pained. It's hinted that Leo's mind is just ''that'' strong.
* StraightGay: He doesn't have any 'gay' mannerisms and it's not confirmed outside of his database entry (which only mentions that he was tried for sodomy in 1476 and was "probably" homosexual), but in the Brotherhood DLC, Ezio tells Leonardo that he "approves" of Salai, leaving Leonardo speechless. (Though given the way Salai treats Leonardo, it makes no sense for Ezio to approve of the little brat.) Among other hints in the DLC, he is all but confirmed to be gay.
** There is also the discussion between him and Ezio about the Mona Lisa. Ezio immediately says he shouldn't be distracted by young ladies, to which Leonardo replies that women were never a distraction for him (followed by Ezio's reaction: "Wait, I don't get it"). The scene chronologically takes place ''after'' the DLC... So Ezio ''should'' get it. That's what happens when you don't add continuity to your DLC.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Cristina Vespucci
Ezio's original love interest, seen very briefly in ''Assassin's Creed II'' but expanded upon in ''Brotherhood''.
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* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dies in Ezio's arms during the Bonfire of the Vanities, as shown in a repressed ''Brotherhood'' memory.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simonetta_Vespucci Simonetta Vespucci]] making Ezio an expy of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandro_Botticelli Sandro Botticelli]] the painter who allegedly loved Simonetta and Cristina's husband an expy of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuliano_de%27_Medici_%281453%E2%80%931478%29 Giuliano de' Medici]] Simonetta's RL husband.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: The subject of Ezio's repressed memories in ''Brotherhood''.
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Once joked that her cousin Amerigo would have a shipping company named after him.
* RescueRomance: Their relationship officially kicks off as Ezio (who was [[StalkerWithACrush tracking her]] on Federico's advice) rescued her from AttemptedRape by Vieri.

!!Duccio De Luca
A Florentine noble who eventually became a merchant. He was once engaged to Claudia, but was having an affair with various other women and Ezio does not take kindly to those who cheat on his sister.
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* ButtMonkey: "''...Whenever he would show himself, my fist would find his face.''"
* CasanovaWannabe: "''There once was a man named Duccio. A rat with lecher's taste...''"
* RecurringCharacter[=/=]RunningGag
* SmugSnake
* StrawLoser: He's only in the story to act like a complete jerk, only for Ezio to put him in his place.

!!Federico Auditore
Ezio's elder brother, and the eldest of the Auditore children. He was executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Petruccio Auditore.
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* {{Badass}}: At the very least, he helps Ezio in the street brawl with Vieri's gang.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He likes to lightheartedly poke fun at Ezio a lot; for instance, he jokes with a doctor that Ezio's only asset is [[PrettyBoy his pretty face.]]
* LeParkour: He's just as agile as Ezio and challenges him to a race early on.
* SacrificialLion
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Petruccio Auditore
Ezio's younger brother, and the youngest of the Auditore family. He collected feathers for some unknown purpose, likely as a gift for their mother Maria. Petruccio is executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Federico Auditore.
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* ChildrenAreInnocent
* IllBoy: Had some kind of disease that rendered him bedridden for much of his childhood.
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He shows up in one memory, with maybe 5 lines or so, before his untimely death.

!!Lorenzo de' Medici
-->''"Francesco de Pazzi! I'll kill him! I'll wipe his entire family from the city! They'll be ERASED!"''

The ''de facto'' ruler of Florence, both Giovanni and Ezio served him as his personal Assassin. He became friends with Giovanni after the Assassin saved him from drowning as a child, leading to his close ties with the Assassin Order.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* BusCrash: Dies off-screen around the time of the [[GaidenGame spin-off]] ''Discovery''.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He routinely uses this on captured opponents to gain information.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: His use of torture and retaliation against the entire Pazzi family, even those members who did not conspire against him.
* FeudingFamilies: With the Pazzi.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Comes off a lot more benevolent than his historical record would imply, although in ''Lineage'' he attends the interrogation-by-torture of a Borgia henchman and according to Lucrezia utterly obliterates the Pazzi after their assassination attempt. On the other hand, it's implied that he looks better in comparison to his counterpart Francesco de' Pazzi.
* MadeOfIron: Survives being stabbed ''nineteen'' times during the Pazzi Conspiracy.
* ThePurge: He destroys every trace of the Pazzi after their attempt to assassinate him.

!!Caterina Sforza
[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CatarinaAC_8240.png]]

The countess of Forlì, Caterina is a significant ally (and a bit more than that) to Ezio.

Voiced by Cristina Rosato.
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* ActionGirl: During the siege of Forli picks up a butcher knife without hesitation.
* {{Badass}}
* BusCrash: She does not appear again after Sequence 4 of ''Brotherhood'', which ends with her [[spoiler:riding to Florence to petition for the return of her rulership of Forlì, as she felt that she was useless as a political/military ally to the Assassins otherwise]]. According to Shaun, she would be unsuccessful in this and die of pneumonia.
* DarkActionGirl: Her ''Brotherhood'' biography mentions she doesn't have much of a problem with infanticide, just like the RealLife Caterina Sforza, a woman described by BadassOfTheWeek as an EvilOverlord in her own right.
* DoomedByCanon
* FieryRedhead: And how!
* HotBlooded
* HeroesWantRedheads
* [[SirSwearsALot Miss Swears a Lot]]
* NoodleIncident: In the game proper we never find out how she got stranded out on an island where Ezio finds her, though in the novelization of the game she's having an argument with her husband and he pushes the boat she's on out into the water when he gets sick of arguing with her. It can be safely assumed that roughly the same thing happened offscreen in the game.
* PurpleIsPowerful / GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* RescueRomance: With Ezio, since she's instantly charmed when he comes out by gondola to rescue her.
* WeHaveReserves: After the Orsi brothers kidnap two of her children, she taunts them that she can make more. Subverted, since she asks Ezio to save them immediately afterwards. And according to BadassOfTheWeek, with the obvious exception of Ezio's involvement, Sforza did this for real.

!!Rosa
A member of the Venetian thieves guild who teaches Ezio how to grab higher ledges and eventually joins the Assasins. Implied to have also had an intimate relationship with him.
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* ActionGirl
* {{Determinator}}
* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: To the point that if they hadn't kept much of her dialog in Italian while they're treating her wound the game's rating would likely have had to be bumped up.
* NiceHat
* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A.

!!Girolamo Savonarola
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An exiled monk who stumbles upon a wounded Ezio and the Apple of Eden, taking it for himself to begin a reign of terror in Florence -- and one of the only people in the whole series to wield a Piece of Eden without being Assassin or Templar-aligned.
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* ChekhovsGunman: Appears in the background in several cutscenes during the "Battle of Forli" chapter, before stealing the Apple of Eden at the end and rising to prominent as the BigBad of the "Bonfire of the Vanities" chapter.
* EvilLuddite
* TheExile
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* TheFundamentalist
* KillItWithFire
* KnightTemplar
* LuddWasRight: His general dogma.
* MercyKill: As he is burned on the stake, Ezio climbs up and and kills him with a single (albeit brutal) stab to the neck.
* MindRape: Courtesy of the Apple, and done to the leaders of Florence, forcing them and the people of Florence to follow him.
* SinisterMinister
* WellIntentionedExtremist: May have actually been unaware of both the Assassin and Templar agendas -- and is the only antagonist to be simultaneously targeted by both.

!!Giovanni Borgia
The bastard child of an Assassin and Lucrezia Borgia in ''Project Legacy''. Was raised to be a prick by his uncle (posing as his father), but later switched sides. Later accompanies Hernan Cortez and his conquistadors to South America.
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* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:The Shroud]] saved him from death, but left him with severe Bleeding Effect-like symptoms, and "[[HearingVoices Consus]]."
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: Giovanni was able to manifest Eagle Vision as a five-year-old child; due to this being strongly implied in ''[=AC2=]'' about Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad and his ancestors, it may be inferred about Giovanni and his father Perotto Calderon]].
* HearingVoices: At times (often in proximity to [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]]) he saw/heard "Consus," who would tend to give him advice relating to the use of [[spoiler:Pieces of Eden]], though Consus also interpreted a letter and guided him to [[spoiler:joining the Assassins]].
* InfantImmortality: All thanks to [[spoiler:The Shroud of Eden]].
* NamesTheSame: Shares the same first name as Ezio's father. [[spoiler:Ironically, he ends up marrying a woman named Maria Amiel, who shares the same first name as Ezio's mother.]]

!!Dante Moro
Once the captain of Venetian city guard, Dante was subjected to failed assassination attempt by Marco Barbarigo, who wanted to steal his wife. Despite surviving, Dante ended up heavily brain damaged, and Marco exploited this and turned him into his personal bodyguard.
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* TheDragon: To Marco.
* DumbMuscle: A rather tragic example.
* ExtremeDoormat: As a result of being stabbed in the head, his brain is damaged and extremely impressionable.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The reason Marco tried to have him killed.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: He was stabbed three times in the body and once in the head.

!!Sofia Sartor
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A Venetian bookstore owner and scholar currently running her uncle's shop in Constantinople. Ezio enlists her help with finding the keys to Masyaf's vault.

Voiced by Anna Tuveri.
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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:With Ezio in ''Embers''.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]: [[spoiler:With Ezio.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotLibrarian: She owns a bookstore Constantinople and loves to read in her free time.
* [[spoiler:HostageForMacGuffin]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: The reason that Ezio originally hesitate to have a romantic relationship with her. [[spoiler:It turns out that his concerns were totally justified as the Templars kidnapped her to threaten Ezio near the end of the game. But they still ended up getting together in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:LastGirlWins]]: Given how the animus and genetic memories work, that's not really a surprise.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Ezio, who is nearly 20 years her major.
* MeaningfulName: 'Sofia', at its root, derives from 'sophos', the Greek for 'wisdom'. Quite appropriate for the resident bookworm. Also, the theme of the game is Ezio's search for wisdom which he finds, in both forms.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler:For Ezio.]]
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: But unlike Caterina, she wasn't a FieryRedhead and fits much more under the BrainyBrunette stereotype.
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[[folder:Brotherhood
[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIIMultiplayerPersonas Multiplayer Personas]]
!!The Barber (Baltasar de Silva)
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Hiding behind the guise of a barber, Baltasar de Silva, Cesare's master spy, would secretly study the Assassins' techniques and equipment, in the hopes of using their own skills against them. He was not the combative type, instead preferring to use traps or hired help to defeat enemies.
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* ApologeticAttacker: Apologizes to Fiora Cavazza, the Courtesan, before unveiling his trap.
* BadassMustache
* BoobyTrap: He's shown to have a bit of a fondness for these. When Fiora leads the Assassins to his actual hideout, they are first confronted with a tripwire bomb in the doorway and once they're inside, they discover the place is loaded with an abrasive powder. Baltasar sets fire to it, intending to burn the place down while they're inside, but Fiora and the Assassins manage to escape unharmed.
* CaptainErsatz: SweeneyTodd in an Italian Renaissance coating.
* DangerouslyCloseShave
* DarkIsEvil: Certainly applies if you've chosen the black dye for his vest.
* TheDragon: One of Cesare's, serving as his master spy.
* ILied: After the "[[HeelFaceTurn reformed]]" Fiora is lured towards an abandoned warehouse with promises of a better deal, Baltasar engages in some casual conversation before he calls out a squad of arquebusiers to kill her. [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes He didn't expect the Assassins to have their own ambush team waiting too]].]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: With a razor as a weapon, [[SlashedThroat slitting your targets' throats]] is the only option.
* [[KillItWithFire Kill Them with Fire]]: What he attempts to do once Fiora and the Assassins are inside his hideout. It doesn't work.
* OutGambitted: By the Assassins, obviously.[[spoiler: He probably hadn't expected them to follow Fiora to the warehouse.]]
* SkunkStripe
* TheSpymaster

!!The Blacksmith (Auguste Oberlin)
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Auguste Oberlin was the personal blacksmith of Cesare Borgia, crafting weapons for most of Cesare's agents, as well as more ambitious designs. He was also responsible for the creation and distribution of Borgia propaganda throughout Rome.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: He's a bit plump to be clambering up walls so easily...
* AnAxeToGrind: Auguste Oberlin wields a Bearded Axe in the singleplayer mission, instead of his regular hammer.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Once he gets his ''superior'' gear, some braids are added in his beard.
** BadassMustache
* TheBlacksmith: Naturally.
* DarkIsEvil: Again, when the black dye is selected.
* DomesticAbuse: His horrible treatment of his wife, along with his alliance to the Borgia, is what provokes Ezio into luring him out (by destroying his propaganda posters) [[spoiler:and then killing him.]]
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice and boy, is it brutal.
* EvilRedhead
* FatBastard
* FashionableAsymmetry: Thanks to the gauntlet he's wearing.
* GeniusBruiser: He is revealed to be quite attentive to detail. Also an excellent craftman and mechanical designer.
* HiddenDepths: As stated above, when Fiora Cavazza first meets him, she is more than a little surprised that beneath his brutish appearance lies an intelligent and cultured man that is very dedicated towards his work. He was also an artist, designing intricate propaganda for the Borgia.
* ShouldersOfDoom: A pretty minor version, but he gets these in his ''elite'' gear.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: You can have him execute a backbreaker in one of his high profile kill animations.

!!The Captain (Donato Mancini)
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Donato Mancini was a military captain of the Papal army under the Borgia and a very confident, capable horseman, better than even Cesare Borgia himself. While he appeared honourable, even he was not afraid to resort to underhanded methods or petty revenge.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Despite wearing a full breastplate, he dies just as easily as his squishier opponents.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolSword: It's pretty fancy.
* HonorBeforeReason: Wouldn't take a bribe to throw a horse race to Cesare, though it may have been arrogance rather than honor.
** More likely arrogance, as Mancini ended up vandalizing the selling stall of Rocco, a rider who did beat him, and then wanted him to report to the Circus Maximus (''Circo Massimo'') to be cut down. When Ezio arrives at the ''Circo Massimo'', Mancini is on his horse wondering where "Rocco" is.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The above is an example of this; while he claims to Fiora Cavazza that the winner will win and should not be begrudged because of that, he's obviously vengeful when he himself is beaten by someone like Rocco. Even his biography jokingly hints at this, stating that he "remains a distinguished and refined character, respecting the code of honour. Unfortunately, those he challenges to a duel by Sword [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty never get the chance to count to three."]]
* KnifeNut: He has a parrying dagger along with his rapier, but is never shown using it.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Took a severe beating from the Officer for winning the race against Cesare on principle.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Again, pretty minor version. One spaulder is added in his ''superior'' gear and another in his ''elite'' gear.

!!The Courtesan (Fiora Cavazza)
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->''"I am done with Cesare. Done with the mad people who surround him."''

A former prostitute who was recruited by Cesare to serve as his underworld liaison, she turned against him after several years due to his abuse, threats, and constantly putting her into dangerous situations. She allied with the Assassins to dismantle his power base, which she initially had helped establish.
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* ActionGirl
* BiTheWay: Willingly services a female customer in ''Project Legacy''.
* DarkIsEvil: Her ''elite'' gear dyes a large portion of her outfit in pure black.
* TheDragon: She was one of Cesare's Dragons, and his main connection to his "underworld" allies.
* FemmeFatale
* HairDecorations: Her ''superior'' gear adds a floral headpiece.
* HeelFaceTurn: After being pushed a little too far by Cesare (in terms of who she had to put up with), Malfatto being the last straw, she decided to cut her losses and join the Assassins, providing them with details on Cesare's other agents.
** [[spoiler:Due to this, she tries to cover her ass -- a glorious ass it is -- and kill off Il Lupo and Baltasar because they (if somehow taken alive or otherwise talking) could reveal to the Assassins the extent to which she'd helped Cesare. Later, to prove her devotion to the Assassins, she tries to steal the Apple of Eden from Borgia custody. She fails.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: In ''Project Legacy''. The "Rome" memory set's first chapter is about her memories.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Cavazza had quite the mean streak and is implied to regret little of what she's done for Cesare.
* InTheBack: To illustrate the above, she slashed [[spoiler: Il Lupo across the back with her poison-tipped fan, knowing she couldn't beat him in a fight.]]
* LeftHanging: Her last appearance [[spoiler: is immobilized, at the feet of a very pissed Cesare Borgia, after she tried to steal the Apple of Eden]]. Given that it's not her memory we see this in, but [[spoiler: Cesare's son Giovanni]]'s, it's likely it didn't [[AttemptedRape end]] well [[FateWorseThanDeath for her]].
* [[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Woman]]: Her ''superior'' gear features a Jubilee mask.
* [[PaperFanOfDoom Metal Fan Of Doom]]: The [[SlashedThroat throat slit]] is the preferred method of killing with it.
* MsFanservice
* OnlyInItForTheMoney [=/=] PunchClockVillain: That's one way of looking at her characterization. Her change of heart - going so far as to join the Assassins, the Templars' sworn enemies - appears to suggest that Fiora did not really care about Templar ideals, and was only part of the organization for the benefits (power, money, etc.) it brought her. Once working for them proved to be more trouble than it was worth it (Cesare sending her to meet with Malfatto being the final straw), she allied herself with the Assassins because she knew they were the group that could better protect her from the Templars.
* TooManyBelts: They seem to grow in amount as her gear progresses.
* ZettaiRyouki

!!The Dama Rossa
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->''"Alhambra. A pearl set amidst the diamonds of Spain."''

A mysterious woman, presumably afiliated with the Templar Order, that operated under the alias of the Dama Rossa. A vengeful spirit, she would spread malicious rumours to make her own work easier.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Her undershirt is removed in her ''elite'' gear.
* ActionGirl [=/=] DarkActionGirl
* BritishAccents: The multiplayer trailer for ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'' is briefly narrated by a seductive, British-sounding voice as the Dama Rossa strolls into view (giving the viewers [[{{Fanservice}} a gratuitous shot of her behind]]). One could assume it's actually the Dama Rossa narrating.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* EvilRedhead: Since she was most likely part of the Templar Order, one can only assume she was this.
* FemmeFatale: What her appearance suggests, what with being [[HellBentForLeather clad in tight leather]] while seductively swaying her hips as she walks. Her ''elite'' gear leaves even less to the imagination...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a double-pronged ''hair pin'', of all things, to stab people.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: She is stated to be a "scorned lover" and a "vengeful spirit".
* MsFanservice
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** MeaningfulName: Dama Rossa (meaning "red lady" or "red-headed lady") most likely refers to her haircolour. Or her tendency to spill blood with a hairpin... Or something else entirely even.
* OperaGloves: And then she wears another pair of gloves ''over'' them.
* ThighHighBoots: Most likely to emphasize her [[ShesGotLegs lovely legs.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She doesn't appear in the ''Brotherhood'' singleplayer, nor is she mentioned in ''Project Legacy''.
* WomanScorned

!!The Doctor (Malfatto)
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An infamous serial killer of courtesans, Malfatto was a doctor only in name, murdering many more than he saved. He was feared enough to catch the eye of Cesare Borgia, who wished to recruit the evil doctor into his personal army.
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* CaptainErsatz: Our JackTheRipper of the Italian Renaissance.
* CoolMask: Gets cooler in his ''advanced'' gear.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* DarkIsEvil: All of his optional colours are really dark.
* DeadlyDoctor
* DirtyCoward: He drugs Fiora Cavazza in her sleep, only to seem to panic when she manages to get up and fight back (then again, she did manage to tear a large gash in his stomach). He also runs on sight from Ezio, but that's just being smart.
* TheFaceless
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a syringe full of poison that he jabs into his targets.
* KarmicDeath: Possibly, if he's killed by a female Assassin recruit.
* MeaningfulName: Malfatto is probably derived from the verb ''"malfattore"'', which translates to "doing evil deeds".
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: By assaulting her, he inadvertently begins Fiora Cavazza's turn against Cesare and the downfall of Cesare's crooked connections in Rome.
* SerialKiller
* SinisterShades
* WouldHitAGirl: [[DirtyCoward As long as they can't hit back]].

!!The Engineer (Gaspar de la Croix)
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Gaspar de la Croix was a master engineer and marksman. He was frequently hired by Cesare Borgia to take down easy targets on the field at the start of a battle, as well as to create the mechanisms for various complicated weaponry.
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* AxCrazy: Described as a "haunted man", by Fiora, who meets him while he is still mostly sane, although he is, by then, already an unstable recluse. By the time Ezio finds him, he's finally snapped and has begun to fire at people indiscriminately.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* ColdSniper
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His history is never revealed, but he is clearly driven by remorse.
* DarkIsEvil: His gear progression steadily turns various parts of his, originally orange, costume black.
* TheEngineer: Obviously.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
** OpaqueLenses
* FrenchJerk
* GiantPoofySleeves: You can bet they are.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he sees Ezio coming after him, he runs away while closing several gates, forcing Ezio to take alternative routes to keep up with him. Gaspar eventually ends at a cliffside and, having locked himself in, can only run around chaotically before Ezio assassinates him.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His specialty weapon is... a drafting compass.
* [[MadScientist Mad Engineer]]
* MadMathematician: He is described as being obsessed with numbers and calculations.
* MeaningfulName: His surname, "de la Croix", is French for "of the cross", which neatly ties in with his Templar alliance.
* NiceHat: Looks a bit like a French beret, as if to perpetuate the stereotype.
* TriggerHappy
* SinisterShades

!!The Executioner (Il Carnefice)
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An executioner that was active in Rome, Il Carnefice worked under the direct employment of Cesare Borgia, often receiving instructions or execution warrants through Fiora Cavazza. He would perform his work with great enthusiasm and brutality, often displaying severed limbs to the audience.
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* AnAxeToGrind: A hand axe with Templar insignia. In the singleplayer, it's a regular Bearded Axe.
* BadassMustache: His concept art depicts him with one, but in the game, he's clean-shaven.
* DarkIsEvil: Parts of his costume are dyed black as his gear progresses, culminating with the ''elite'' gear switching out the white apron for a black one that's styled with Templar crosses. Additionally, there's also a black dye.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "Il Carnefice" is just Italian for "The Executioner".
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: When Fiora Cavazza delivers him a list of people to kill from Cesare, he tells her that she is on the list. He then laughs and reassures her he can't even read.
* InTheHood
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NeverLearnedToRead: He doesn't even read the execution warrants he gets...
* ObviouslyEvil: ''Especially'' his ''elite'' gear.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Ezio learns of Il Carnefice when he finds a man crying over his executed wife, who Il Carnefice had raped and then hung. He can't bring her down from the gallows because he himself will be executed if he does so. Ezio goes after the bastard immediately.
* ThighHighBoots: A RareMaleExample. They seem to be straddling the line between socks and boots.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of his kill animations is an inverted Death Valley driver.

!!The Footpad (Lanz)
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A thief who lead the ''Cento Occhi'', Lanz turned to a life of crime after his wife suffered a miscarriage. After robbing a carriage belonging to the Borgia, he and his gang were forced into Cesare Borgia's service as payment deliverers.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Leader of the ''Cento Occhi'' gang.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Which turns into a kind of cloth headdress in his ''elite'' gear.
* DespairEventHorizon: According to his wife, he became what he is now after his child was lost in miscarriage.
* DrivenToSuicide: His wife, by all the rumours surrounding her rogue husband. Ezio finds her and talks her out of it.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Seen in one of his low profile kill animations.
* MacGyvering
** KnifeNut: His weapon is a [[SinisterShiv shiv]] (he was originally supposed to have two), which is an umbrella term for all improvised weapons. His consists of a blade jammed into some wood, with some knuckle dusters attached to the handle with a cord of cloth.
* OnlyOneName
* PoorCommunicationKills: Ezio is never told the full extent of his background, and believes he is simply a Templar killer who happened to lose his child. Similarly, Lanz's wife probably didn't expect Ezio to just go and kill her husband for his misdeeds.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Merges with the aformentioned headress in the ''elite'' gear.
* ThievesGuild: The leader of one.

!!The Harlequin (Cahin)
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One of Cesare Borgia's assassins, Cahin was a corrupt French nobleman that dressed as a harlequin. Together with his sister Caha, he would lure his victims to their deaths while putting on a show for them.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: And also totally mad.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Slips away while his sister cradles him, seconds before she too, is killed.]]
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through pre-ordering certain editions, or after a system update.
* FrenchJerk
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Although he is fast enough to keep up with them for at least a little bit, Cahin can't hope to match multiple assassins with two daggers and gets stabbed multiple times in the gut before going down.]]
* KnifeNut: Wields two rondel daggers.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* MonsterClown: This guy could give SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a run for his money.
* NiceHat: A typical jester's hat. Looks vaguely like [[FrenchJerk a croissant]] if you think about it...
* RunningGag / BigLippedAlligatorMoment: There's an achievement called "Clowning Around" that involves fighting a jester using The Harlequin's character model at six different locations. He'll be doing some acrobatics on the street, and once Ezio gets close enough, he'll engage him on a fist-fight out of nowhere. Whether the Harlequin in question is Cahin or not is debatable, but seeing as you must defeat him with your bare hands (killing him does not count towards the achievement, and that includes dropping him on water), it's possible that Ezio fights Cahin at six different places instead of fighting six different Harlequins.
* ProfessionalKiller
* SiblingTeam: With his sister, The Hellequin.
* ThemeNaming: With his sister. The phrase "cahin caha" means [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "willy-nilly"]] in French.

!!The Hellequin (Caha)
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One of Cesare Borgia's assassins, Caha was a corrupt French noblewoman that dressed as a hellequin. Together with her brother Cahin, she would lure her victims to their deaths while putting on a show for them.
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: No, her title of "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast hellequin]]" isn't a play on the word "harlequin", substituting the "harl" with "hell". A hellequin was a real French performer that ''preceded'' the harlequin.
* AristocratsAreEvil: And also totally mad.
* CoolMask: Gets even more elaborate as her gear progresses.
* DarkActionGirl
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through Uplay, costing 40 Uplay points.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least, according to her character model. Subverted when [[spoiler:Cahin is killed; she immediately loses all sense of self-preservation and fights her way to his body, removing his mask and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling his body]] until an Assassin shoots her in the back of her head with a crossbow bolt.]]
* FrenchJerk
* InTheHood: In her ''elite'' gear.
* KnifeNut: Used two barbed daggers that she could hang off her costume.
* MonsterClown: A little more understated than her brother though.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Woman]]
* NiceHat: Despite the fact that's it's called "somewhat silly" in her biography. In her ''elite'' costume, it evolves into full-blown headgear that comes with [[InTheHood a hood]], [[BadassCape a miniature cape]] and [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry additional jewelry.]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* SexyJester
* SiblingTeam: With her brother, The Harlequin.
* ThemeNaming: With his sister. The phrase "cahin caha" means [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "willy-nilly"]] in French.
* ThighHighBoots: Gets these in her ''advanced'' gear.

!!The Knight (Verulo Gallo)
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A knight that served the Templars, Verulo Gallo was famed for his prowess in battle. This made him extremely expensive to hire, with the price for his services rising with each successful skirmish.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Plate armor cannot stop a bullet. Or a compass...
* TheBrute: Aside from this probably being his standard fighting style, his ''elite'' gear has him in similar attire (the helmet especially) as the Brutes that appeared in Assassin's Creed II.
* CoolSword: It's just a standard broadsword, but definitely one of the biggest among the personas.
* CoolHelmet: His default one is kinda neat; the visor, paired with the engraving on his helm, forms the Templar cross. In his ''elite'' gear, he trades it in for another helmet that has a [[DelinquentHair frickin' mohawk]] on it.
* DarkIsEvil: His armour gets noticeably darker in his ''superior'' gear.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Verulo Gallo can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** TheFaceless
* TinTyrant
* TooManyBelts
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He doesn't appear in the ''Brotherhood'' singleplayer, nor is he mentioned in ''Project Legacy''.

!!The Marquis (Charles de la Motte)
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A French marquis that commanded an army of mercenaries, Charles de la Motte was a very valuable ally to Cesare Borgia. He was invited to Rome to strengthen alliances and simultaneously work out a plan to lure out the Assassins.
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: It looks just like [[StarWars Obi-wan Kenobi's]].
** BadassMustache
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: Played straight at first. He appears as an arrogant jerkass who can't back up his assertions with proof. When he's found challenging Italian knights to a duel with his, even if the match is rigged by assassins, their performance is described as so underwhelming, the match didn't need to be rigged to begin with. When he appears some time later harrassing Romans with his troops, the Assassins have an easy time killing them. Then he subverts the trope ''hard''. The whole thing was a move to draw them out of their hideouts where he could crush them with sheer force and firepower. It was a complete success.
* ClassyCravat: Gains one in his ''elite'' gear.
* DarkIsEvil: Again, one of the optional dyes is black.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona after a system update.
* FrenchJerk
* HighCollarOfDoom: Is added to his costume in the ''elite'' gear.
* MeaningfulName: "De la Motte" is French for "of the mound", which, when combined with his royal title of marquis, could be interpreted as a play on words of the phrase "king of the hill".
* RoyalRapier
* SmallNameBigEgo: Has an unmatched blade to go with his unprecedented ego... or so he claims.

!!The Mercenary (Rocco Tiepolo)
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A ''condottiero'' that collected warriors and prided himself on exotic tactics and mercenaries. Rocco Tiepolo would provide Cesare Borgia with a lot of his men, although he himself was not under their command.
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* AffablyEvil: Of all the strange and generally {{jerkass}} people Fiora meets as envoy for Cesare, she gets along with him the best, even dining and flirting with him.
* {{Badass}}
** [[BadassCape Badass Halfcape]]
** BadassMustache
* BolivianArmyEnding: Dies fighting against a dozen Assassins.
** FaceDeathWithDignity
** GoOutWithASmile: Fiora describes it as "the end he has fantasized".
* CaptainErsatz: He looks like, dresses like, and even acts like a less {{badass}}, more evil Mario Auditore.
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice is a short sword that bears a bit of a resemblance to the Schiavona.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He gets a large silver medallion around his neck in his ''elite'' gear.
* GiantPoofySleeves: In competition with the Engineer's for the biggest in the Brotherhood multiplayer.
* HiredGuns: What he sells.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His biography outright states money is his only motivation, having often double-crossed previous employers after having found a higher bidder. Like with most of the other multiplayer personas from Brotherhood, the Templar idealogy doesn't seem to mean much to him.
* WickedCultured: The man at least seems to enjoy his wine.

!!The Nobleman (Silvestro Sabbatini)
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Silvestro Sabbatini was a Templar slave trader that claimed to be a nobleman, though he was little more than an infamous panderer, using any means necessary to ascend the social ladder. He was once punished for failing Cesare by having his left arm sliced off, though he later received a prosthetic as replacement for his lost limb.
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* AlliterativeName
* AristocratsAreEvil: Turns out to be partaking in human trafficking.
* ArtificialLimbs: Lost his left hand and forearm to Cesare due to an [[NoodleIncident unspecified]] [[YouHaveFailedMe failure involving a courtesan]], but the mere accidental mention of the prosthetic (delivered by Fiora Cavazza as "a second chance" from Cesare) [[BerserkButton is enough for him to decide to kill his wife]], despite her sincere apology.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* DarkIsEvil: His default gear combined with the black dye makes for a great example of this.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He has a bit of a thing for 'the sparklies', most likely to further the illusion that he is noble. Initially, he is disappointed in the metal prosthetic offered by Cesare, because it wasn't quite jewel-encrusted enough. When Fiora offers to return it to Cesare, he changes his mind.
* FurAndLoathing: The fur coat on his shoulders. Becomes ermine in his ''elite'' gear.
* NiceHat: Gets an ornamental feather in his ''superior'' gear.
* NouveauRiche: The Courtesan implies he is this in ''Project Legacy'', and that he merely buys his way into social circles. Gives a bit of an ironic touch to his title, "the Nobleman".
* PrimalStance: He seems perfectly capable of standing upright, but seems to slink around a lot.

!!The Officer (Teodor Viscardi)
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One of Cesare Borgia's henchmen, very little is known about Teodor Viscardi, with few having seen him and even fewer having been left alive to tell about it. Armed with his trusty epieu, he carries out his master's orders without question.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassLongcoat
* BladeOnAStick: Not entirely accurate, but comes the closest out of all weapon tropes. His WeaponOfChoice is an epieu, which resembles a spear but is lighter, shorter and easier to maneuver. The blade itself can retract and extend on command.
* DownloadableContent: Only available as a persona through pre-ordering certain editions, or after a system update.
* FingerlessGloves: Concept art shows he was going to have these once you'd acquired his ''elite'' gear, but for some reason they weren't implemented into the final game.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: What usually happens to his victims.
* KnifeNut: Was originally going to have throwing knives as his signature weapon.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* NiceHat: He gets a beret in his ''elite'' gear, a freakin' beret.
* ThePoliticalOfficer: What he most likely was for Cesare Borgia.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His only appearance is a cameo in Fiora's memory of Donato Mancini; ''Project Legacy'' doesn't mention him again, nor does he appear in ''Brotherhood'' single-player.

!!The Pariah (Ilaro Lombardi)

A Templar who barely survived an Assassin attack, his face is now badly scarred and he lives in constant fear of another attack.
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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* NiceHat
* TriggerHappy: Wields what appears to be a captive bolt pistol.
* TwoFaced: His mask hides a disfigurement caused by a failed attempt at his life by an Assassin.
* WholeCostumeReference: Appears very similar to a target Ezio assassinates with a hidden gun in the cinematic trailer of ''Assassin's Creed II''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He never appears in ''Brotherhood'' or ''Project Legacy''.

!!The Priest (Brother Ristoro)

A corrupt priest who serves the Templars by providing forged letters of condemnation or forgiveness to them.
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* BaldOfEvil
* {{Hypocrite}}: Besides his service to the Templars, he routinely visits whorehouses and has many other vices, breaking his religious vows.
* SinisterMinister: Poisoned two believers who became aware of and spoke out against his corruption.

!!The Prowler (Il Lupo)

An Templar assassin used by Cesare, he worked with Fiora Cavazza and Baltasar de Silva in studying the Assassin Order and began using their own techniques to hunt them.
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Only known as "Il Lupo" (The Wolf).
* BadassCape
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Uses similar attire, weapons, and techniques to those of the Assassins...
** ButIReadABookAboutIt: All of which came from The Barber's notes on them from watching actual Assassins on the hunt.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His version is similar to the real-life katar.
* {{Expy}}: Similar in appearance, name, and profession as La Volpe.
* InTheHood
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname
* ProfessionalKiller

!!The Smuggler (Lia De Russo)

A Templar agent who provides the Order with ancient relics and artifacts, often killing those in possesion of them.
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* BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Actually winds up being more true to the Assassin's version of the weapon than Il Lupo's. Well, she ''is'' a smuggler, after all.
* DarkActionGirl
* InTheHood
* MagicSkirt
* PsychoticSmirk: She always seems to be smiling.

!!The Thief (Faustina Collari)

A thief who used to work with her brother, until he died under unknown circumstances.
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Wields half of a scissor.
* MyGreatestFailure: She's never forgotten the day she broke her promise with her brother.
* RagsToRiches: Her more advanced costumes show this progression.
** NiceHat: Her last outfit sports a hat that would impress [[{{Firefly}} Two-Fry]].
* SiblingTeam: Formerly with her brother under a mutual protection oath, which was somehow broken.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She doesn't appear in either ''Brotherhood'' single-player or ''Project Legacy''.
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[[folder:Revelations Multiplayer Personas]]
!!Tropes in general
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: All characters have hidden blades for the more stealthy kills, which, with levelling, can be turned into a pike or small katar.
* HardHead: One of the advanced stun moves has your character headbutt their pursuer, which is all fine and dandy in theory, but probably isn't very pleasant when said pursuer is wearing a helmet (e.g. the Crusader, the Gladiator, the Knight,...).
* IShallTauntYou: They also all have unique taunts that can be used at any time during a match, and are necessary to earn certain achievements.
* LeParkour: Easily just as good at this as Ezio himself (even when it doesn't make all that much sense).
* SwordAndGun: When the sword-wielding characters have the Hidden Gun as one of their abilities.

!!The Bombardier (Kadir)
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->''"Little mouse."''

A member of the Ottoman artillery corps, but has secret ties to the Qizilbash, a rebellious group of anti-Ottoman dissidents. He provides the Templars with information and weapons in exchange for money and power.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* DropTheHammer: Uses a mace as his standard weapon.
* KnifeNut: One of his belts has a permanent supply of Throwing Knives, even if you don't have said ability selected.
* KnuckleCracking: His promotional render has him engaging in this activity.
* TheMole: As stated above.
* NiceHat: Can wear two kinds of turbans, or a more modern fez.
* OnlyOneName
* PerpetualFrowner
* SinisterScimitar: One of his alternate weapons.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being part of the original multiplayer character ensemble, Kadir does not make an appearance in the singleplayer storyline.

!!The Brigand (Samilia Khadim)
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->''"Try harder."''

A noblewoman who joined the Templars and used her connections to destroy opponents and gather information and wealth for the Order. Despite her high status, Samila would gladly hunt down and kill traitors herself, having "a thirst for murder".
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* AxCrazy: It is said that the only reason she continued to do her own dirty work was because of "an insatiable bloodlust".
* BadassCape: Has three varieties.
* BladeOnAStick: Her standard weapon.
* CharacterTics: She's rather fond of putting a finger to her lips apparently; this gesture appears in both her promotional render and the custom animation she has when she's chosen as your character.
* DarkActionGirl
* DownloadableContent
* {{Expy}}: Has a few things in common with the Smuggler from ''Brotherhood''. Both of them wear primarily green clothes and were known for trading in valuable items and secrets, which earned them wealth from the Templars. They also share a fair amount of bloodlust.
* GiantPoofySleeves: One of her customisations gives her quite a long variant of these.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* MacheteMayhem: One of her secondary weapons.
* RoundhouseKick: Of sorts. One of her custom kill animations has her quickly force her spear up her target's throat, before she delivers a roundhouse kick to their face. This violently dislodges her weapon from her target's throat and sends them falling to the ground, dead.

!!The Champion (Georgios Kostas)
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->''"I'll tear you apart!"''

Hailing from Greece, Georgios Kostas participated in tournaments of strength in Thrace, surprising people with his desire for fame and brutality. This attracted the attention of the Templars, who subsequently hired him with promises of more money and fame.
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* AnAxeToGrind: His standard weapon.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Three varieties of them.
** BadassCape
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* CarpetOfVirility
* CoolSword: Has a longsword as one of his secondary weapons.
* DeathFromAbove: How one of Ezio's apprentices does away with him.
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* GlorySeeker: Had a craving for global recognition, which is what eventually lead the Templars to him.
* PerpetualFrowner
* WalkingShirtlessScene: One of his customisations.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Both of his unique kill animations have him killing his target with his bare hands, instead of his [[AnAxeToGrind weapon]]. When coming from the front, in high profile, he even executes a backbreaker, which is a reference to The Blacksmith from ''Brotherhood''.

!!The Corsair (Eveline Guerra)
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->''"You have the grace of a drunk!"''

A highly successful pirate that associated with the Templars, Eveline Guerra and her crew would ambush ships that were returning from treasure-hunting expeditions, steal their loot and redirect it into the Templars' coffers.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of her secondary weapons.
* DarkActionGirl: Isn't called "The Terror of the Seas" for nothing!
** BadassLongcoat: Comes in three flavors.
** BadassesWearBandanas: If you picked the default headgear.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her default costume has her barefoot.
* DownloadableContent
* FingerlessGloves
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* HardHead: The one multiplayer character who definitely has this, since one of her kill animations has her headbutt her target after she's stabbed them in the stomach. This trope only applies to the other multiplayer characters when the headbutt is selected as their stun move.
* HatesBeingTouched: "Don't dare touch me!"
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* TheLadette: Has some shades of this.
* ModestyShorts: Wears them under her standard outfit.
* NiceHat: Both of her hats can qualify as this, but especially the second one (it even has a feather!).
* PirateBooty: Eveline and her crew were known for ambushing ships that came back from treasure-hunting expeditions, "redirecting" their loot into the coffers of the Templars.
* PirateGirl
* ShesGotLegs: And, given her standard outfit, she's most likely aware of it too.
* {{Tomboy}}: Out of all the female multiplayer characters, Eveline is definitely the one that acts the least feminine. This is especially evident in her taunts; one of them even has her playfully slapping her butt as she makes fun of her target. Her voice also sounds a lot rougher than that of the other women.
** TomboyishPonytail: Has one as her second hairstyle.
* WeaponTwirling: She does this with her cutlass after killing someone.

!!The Count (Vlad Tepes)
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->''"Avert your eyes!"''

A Wallachian lord, Vlad Tepes, also known as "Vlad The Impaler", was a secret member of the Templar Order that fought against the Ottoman Empire. He was eventually defeated and killed by the Master Assassin, Ishak Pasha, in 1476.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassCape: Has three varieties.
* {{Dracula}}: Yes, indeed. They are based on the same historical character.
* DropTheHammer: His standard weapon. Although it's more an axe-like mace, rather than an actual hammer.
* FangsAreEvil: When Ezio opens his tomb to steal [[InfinityMinusOneSword Vlad Tepes' signature sword]], you get a brief glimpse of his skull... which has long, ''canine'' fangs. This ties in with the belief that he was a vampire.
* GroinAttack: One of his animations has him slam the butt of his axe into his target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when his target is positioned just slightly higher than he is.
* LargeHam: "Shall I have you impaled?!"
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Vlad ''The Impaler''". Think on that for a bit.
** Apparently said name comes from his preferred torture method. He would put lard or some kind of lubricant on a large wooden spike and place his victims atop said spike, [[AssShove with the tip between their legs]]. They would continue [[{{Squick}} sliding down the spike]] and eventually be impaled. And then he'd use their bodies to scare intruders away from his fortresses.
* NiceHat: The first two are helmets, with the last one being an actual hat.
* OffWithHisHead: When he was killed, the Ottoman Sultan wouldn't believe he was dead until his head was brought to him.
* PerpetualFrowner
* TooManyBelts

!!The Courtesan (Fabiola Cavazza)
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->''"You hideous creature!"''

Fabiola Cavazza was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin courtesan]] from the early 16th century that had connections with the Templar Order. Known for moving like "a whisper" among the sultry shadows of Constantinople, Fabiola could dispatch of targets with ease, thanks to her bladed fan.
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* DarkActionGirl
* DarkIsEvil: Fabiola's courtesan outfit is a striking black, which makes it sort of similar to that - the ''elite'' gear version, at least - of her predecessor, Fiora Cavazza. The sinister-looking mask, however, is absent.
* FemmeFatale
* HairDecorations: The floral headpiece.
* KnifeNut: When closed, the particularly sharp tip of the fan allowed it to be used as a dagger of sorts.
* [[PaperFanOfDoom Metal Fan Of Doom]]: The [[SlashedThroat throat slit]] is the preferred method of killing with it.
* MsFanservice
* TheOldestProfession
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The original Courtesan was quite popular, either because of her [[MsFanservice sexy appearance]] or her [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold sympathetic background]], which is most likely why they decided to bring her back in ''Revelations''. Since the in-game model of Fabiola is basically identical to that of Fiora, barring some minor differences, many pople assume this is still the Courtesan from ''Brotherhood'', even though they are different people.
* TooManyBelts
* ZettaiRyouki

!!The Crusader (Haras)
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->''"For the Cross!"''

An ambitious individual, Haras was originally an Assassin apprentice, but he got dissatisfied with his slow progression through the Assassin ranks, and defected to the Templars.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Despite wearing quite bulky armor, he goes down just as easily as any of Altair's other victims.
* BadassCape: It's a little shorter than most of the other multiplayer character, but still {{Badass}} enough.
* BeardOfEvil
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice.
* CoolHelmet: Has three of them.
* DarkIsEvil: His default look has him dressed primarily in black.
* DownloadableContent
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: He is technically this in the multiplayer mode, since he's the only character from the Crusades-era, whereas all of the other characters lived during the Renaissance period.
* FaceHeelTurn: His dialogue suggests he never really believed in the Assassins' Creed.
* HumansAreMorons [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters and The Real Monsters]]: Disillusioned by the Assassins (and perhaps his lack of progress in rank), he was convinced by the Templars that humans are weak, base and petty.
* KnightTemplar: Literally.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Haras can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* OnlyOneName
* TinTyrant

!!The Deacon (Cyril of Rhodes)
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->''"What shame you must feel."''

A disgraced member of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Cyril plots to kill the Patriarch of Constantinople in revenge for being publicly humiliated. He uses what authority he has left in the church to advance Templar goals.
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* BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
* {{Expy}}: He shares some characteristics with the Priest, Brother Ristoro, from ''Brotherhood'', most noticeably the religious background and killing, or plotting to kill, those who know of their less savoury habits.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The clergyman Ezio interrogates is killed by Cyril in the second part of the mission.
* InTheHood
* IRegretNothing: The general sentiment that his FinalWords evoke.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Turkish Longswords Are Just Better]]: His standard weapon, a kilij.
* MurderByMistake: In the first singleplayer mission tied to the Deacon, Ezio needs to use his [[SuperSenses Eagle Sense]] to find his real target among three similar-looking individuals. When the player has identified what looks to be the correct target, the accompanying apprentice immediately [[DeathFromAbove assassinates him]], though it quickly turns out to be the wrong man, which allows Cyril to escape the first time around.
* PerpetualFrowner
* SinisterMinister

!!The Guardian (Odai Dunqas)
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->''"You have sullied my blade."''

A cousin of the Sultan of the Sennar Sultanate, Dunqas was driven from his homeland and became estranged from his family. Upon learning of the Templar philosophy, he whole-heartedly embraced the Order, naming himself "The Guardian of the Truth".
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* BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: Absent in his default look, though you can give him one of these.
* BladeOnAStick: His standard weapon.
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: One of his custom kill animations has him twirling around his target (while viciously slashing them up, of course) like a ballerina. It's quite... dizzying sometimes.
* FingerlessGloves: Made out of bandages and some leather gauntlets, but still counts.
* KnifeNut: Not actually an available weapon, but, aside from whatever weapon you have equipped him with, he will have two daggers neatly tucked into the cloth that's wound around his midsection. Whether he's actually proficient with them is unknown; they may just be decorative.
* NiceHat: His turban.
* PerpetualFrowner
* ScaryBlackMan
* SinisterScimitar: One of his secondary weapons.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Maybe a little less obvious than say, one the Champion's customisation, but definitely counts. Whether it's a long-sleeved or a short-sleeved shirt, Odai Dunqas seems determined to show off his impressive pectorals.

!!The Gladiator (Anacletos)
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->''"No challenge!"''

An orphan that was sold into slavery and eventually became a gladiator, Anacletos' emerging talents were soon noticed by the Templars and they offered him a place among their order. Gladly accepting, he would, from then on, hunt his targets with dedication and ferocity.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* BadassCape: Comes in three flavours.
* CoolSword: His signature weapon, a spatha, is definitely one of the biggest swords around.
* BloodKnight: Only joined the Templars because they gave him an excuse to kill.
* TheBrute
* CoolHelmet
* DownloadableContent
* DropTheHammer: One of his secondary weapons.
* TheFaceless: All of his head skins have him donning a kind of gladiator helmet that completely covers up his face. Ironically, one of these helmets is shaped like an actual, Roman-looking face.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has a bit of this on his default armour.
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Anacletos can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* OnlyOneName
* TinTyrant

!!The Knight (Scevola Spina)
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->''"I don't even need my armour!"''

A knight that lived during the early 16th century, Scevola Spina would eagerly lend his abilities to the Templar cause, wishing to follow in the footsteps of Verulo Gallo, whom he idolised.
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* AlliterativeName
* ArmorIsUseless: Plate armor can not stop a bullet. Or an icepick...
* CoolSword: It's just a standard broadsword, but definitely one of the biggest among the personas.
* CoolHelmet: He only has access to one though, unlike his Brotherhood counterpart.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of the original Knight, Verulo Gallo.
** AscendedFanboy
* LightningBruiser: Despite the fact that he's wearing what looks to be a full set of heavy, bulky armour, Scevola Spina can run around rooftops and clamber up walls with pretty much the same speed as the other multiplayer characters. Even if they're wearing much less than he is.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
** TheFaceless
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For the original Knight, of course. Unlike Fabiola however, who basically looks identical to her predecessor, the similarity in looks between Scevola Spina and Verulo Gallo has a more sensible explanation. Scevola Spina was inspired by his Italian counterpart, and, wanting to follow in his footsteps, would don the same attire and use the same weapon.
* TinTyrant
* TooManyBelts

!!The Ottoman Doctor (Seraffo)
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->''"Come, let me cure you!"''

Once dedicated to healing his patients, Seraffo now has more of a tendency to harm. An expatriate from Venice, he became a Templar agent that would gladly put under his designated victims through the use of his deadly syringe.
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* CoolMask: The same one as Malfatto's.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* DeadlyDoctor
* TheFaceless
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A sharp syringe filled with poison, just like his predecessor. The only difference is the poison in question, which is stated as being "a mercury solution of his own making".
* KnifeNut: He wields a bladed syringe, which allows him to use the syringe to inflict stab wounds as well.
* ManInWhite
** LightIsNotGood
* OnlyOneName
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of the original Doctor from ''Brotherhood''. The character model used for Seraffo is basically identical to the one that was originally made for Malfatto's ''elite'' gear, aside from the rather obvious [[PaletteSwap switch from black to white]].

!!The Ottoman Jester (Dulcamara)
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->''"It's not me they're laughing at!"''

A deadly, twisted killer, Dulcamara was a Venetian expatriate and jester that came into the employment of the Templars after his antics caused the ruin of a Sultan's beloved vizier.
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* CoolMask
** WhiteMaskOfDoom: Albeit with some gold-colored designs on it as well.
* DownloadableContent
* HighCollarOfDoom: Not the most spectacular example, but still counts.
* KnifeNut: Wields a khanjar dagger as his standard weapon.
* MalevolentMaskedMan
** TheFaceless
* MonsterClown
* NiceHat: A turban with a feather.
* OnlyOneName
* ProfessionalKiller
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: As with the Courtesan, the popularity of the Harlequin from ''Brotherhood'' most likely prompted the game developers to have him return in ''Revelations'', albeit under a different guise. The in-game model is mostly the same, although there are minor differences, such as the mask and hat, and a rather striking PaletteSwap.

!!The Privateer (Blaise Legros)
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->''"Say hello to Davy Jones for me!"''

A ruthless ship captain who will work for any that can afford his price, with those who can't often finding themselves stranded in the middle of the sea.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
** BadassesWearBandanas: If you've chosen the third customisation for headgear.
* [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Guy]]: A RareMaleExample. If you have them equipped with their standard weapon, the multiplayer characters will usually perform some kind of [[{{Badass}} badass-looking]] animation when they are selected. The Privateer will attempt this as well, throwing his cutlass into the air, but, hilariously, fails to catch it when it comes down again.
* DownloadableContent
* FashionableAsymmetry: His default outfit has some of this.
* GroinAttack: One of his animations has him slam the butt of his axe into his target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when his target is positioned just slightly higher than he is.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Both his default and second outfit have him dressed a little carelessly, like you would expect from a pirate. Surprise surprise, when he turns out to look quite sharp when you select most of the third options; a more clean-shaven look, an embroidered vest and some actual, decent pants can go a long way.
* NiceHat: Two of them being typical pirate hats, and the last a bandana.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He'll work for the Assassins or the Templars; just depends on who pays him.
* {{Pirate}}: Going off what little we know of him, he's most likely a Type I.
* SkirtOverSlacks: An ''extremely'' RareMaleExample.
* TooManyBelts

!!The Renegade (Shahkulu)
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->''"Hehe. Are you suicidal?!"''

A relentless individual, Shahkulu was left an orphan after an Ottoman ambush destroyed his tribe. As a youth, he came in contact with the Templar Order, which he quickly joined. His hatred of the Ottoman Turks was surpassed only by his fierce determination to eliminate all opposition of the Templar's ideology. \\
Voiced by Tony Calabretta.
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* AxCrazy: Especially against the Turks.
* {{Badass}}: Even Ezio had a tough time killing him.
** [[spoiler:He manages to survive the hidden blade. ''Twice''.]]
* BadassBaritone
* BladeOnAStick: His standard weapon.
* ClimaxBoss: Although one could argue that Manuel Palaiologos is this.
* CoolMask: Three different masks that completely [[TheFaceless obscure his face]].
* TheDragon: To Palaiologos.
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSoundsDeep
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* KnuckleCracking: He's seen doing this right before he gets to beating up one of the Ottoman spies.
* LightningBruiser: He's wearing some heavy armor, yet still opts to nimbly dodge your strikes - ''continuously'' - rather than defend. Not to mention the fact that he has a lot more health than your average {{Mook}}.
* MadeOfIron: Takes two grievous stab wounds, yet gets up immediately after with no visible difficulty.
* NoSell: A rather frightening and unique example within the series. [[spoiler: Being assassinated and then stabbed again, both times hard enough to send blood flying, just ''makes him laugh''. Even Ezio is [[OhCrap visibly shaken]]. He takes several more blows before ''finally'' going down in a regular fight.]]
* [[spoiler:NoKillLikeOverKill: He gets stabbed twice by Ezio, survives, and then finally goes down in a regular swordfight. Given his MadeOfIron status, Ezio forces his foot down on his face, just to make sure.]]
* OnlyOneName
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Wants revenge on the Ottomans for oppressing his people, the Shia.

!!The Sentinel (Vali cel Tradat)
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->''"Time to rest."''

A Wallachian noble, Vali cel Tradat was a loyal Assassin for many years, until the Brotherhood made peace with the Ottomans, who had invaded his home and killed his idol, Vlad Tepes. He betrayed them and joined the Templars to seek revenge.
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* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: Three undeniably awesome varieties.
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Aside from the similarity in attire, Vali cel Tradat now uses the techniques he once learned from the Assassins against them, which makes it difficult to find him... at first.
* FaceHeelTurn: Formerly a loyal member of the Assassins, he felt betrayed after they made a truce with the Ottomans, who had humiliated his people, conquered Wallachia, his home country, and murdered his secret idol, Vlad Tepes. Understandably, the guy wasn't very pleased.
* {{Fanboy}}: He idolised the Count, Vlad Tepes.
* InTheHood: A remnant of his previous life, as an Assassin.
* ItsPersonal
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Longswords Are Just Better]]: One of his secondary weapons.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* MeaningfulName: The last part of his name (cel Tradat) means "the betrayed one", which fits the circumstances of his defection.
* PerpetualFrowner: A bit more melancholic than the Count or the Vizier, but still counts.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against the Assassins.

!!The Thespian (Lysistrata)
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->''"What an ugly performance."''

A wealthy Byzantine, Lysistrata lived a life of luxury and nonchalance. She was schooled in the arts by the Templars, and in exchange she would use her "seductive charisma" on Ottoman officials and visiting monarchs.
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* BadassCape
* BladeOnAStick: One of her extra weapons.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: "Oh, such a tragedy!"
* DoingItForTheArt: Apparently this is why she kills people. As if she were putting on a show.
* FemmeFatale: Heavy on the 'fatale' part.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Not overly present on her other outfits, but her default costume really takes takes the cake. Really, her targets ought to hear her coming from a mile away, with her wearing all that frippery.
* KnifeNut: [[SlashedThroat Throat slit]] optional, though she does impaled heads and severed spines just as well.
* ModestyShorts: Unless you have her wearing some practical pants and boots under her dress.
* OfCorsetsSexy: One of her customisations features an opened one.
* [[StageNames Stage Name]]: "Lysistrata" is not her actual name, but comes from a famous play by Aristophanes.
* SmokeOut: Escapes Ezio and his apprentice the first time around, thanks to a well-timed Smoke Bomb, complete with OffscreenTeleportation.
* TooDumbToLive: After the apprentice's failed assassination of her, Lysistrata goes into hiding, knowing another brush with the assassins would probably end up fatal for her. However, her vanity gets the better of her, which causes her to participate in another play (she at least bothers to do so under another alias, but it doesn't fool the Assassins), making her a clean target for Ezio and the apprentice. Ezio [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at the beginning of the mission.

!!The Trickster (Mirela Djuric)
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->''"Your fate is sealed."''

A Romani who was an expert thief and fortune teller, she provided the Templars with a vital link to the underworld of Constantinople and was consequently shunned by her own people.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: One of her 'blouses' employs this to great effect.
* AnAxeToGrind: One of her secondary weapons.
* BareYourMidriff
* BraidsOfAction: Borders on RapunzelHair.
* CoolCrown: In her standard outfit, she wears a fairly simple, golden circlet around her head.
* DarkActionGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Is barefoot in two of the three options for footwear.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her [[LastWords final words]] evoke this sentiment.
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* IRegretNothing: As she's dying, Mirela claims to regret nothing of what she's done. In her life as a UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, she'd been the victim of oppression, of ignorance and of hatred. In retaliation, she simply took what she believed was owed to her.
* KnifeNut: Her standard weapon.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Mirela is assassinated through a dose of poison, her own preferred method of killing.
* ModestyShorts: Sort of a prerequisite; one of her custom kill animations involves her vaulting over her targets before killing them, while the camera is, coincidentally, at just the right angle to [[PantyShot look up her skirt]]. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with her third accessory skin, where there's not much skirt to speak of.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her second Chest skin.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}
* TheTrickster

!!The Vanguard (Oksana Razin)
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->''"I'm doing you a favour."''

A Cossack from Odessa, she joined the Templars after they offered her a chance to strike back at the advancing Ottoman Empire, exchanging loyalty for wealth and power. She seemed to have primarily been an information gatherer, spying on the enemy, though she obviously knew her way around a weapon as well.
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* AnAxeToGrind: Her standard weapon.
* BraidsOfAction: Not the most traditional of braids, but she has them.
* [[{{Cossacks}} Cossack]]
* [[EveryManHasHisPrice Every Woman Has Her Price]]: Switches loyalties for the wealth and power offered to her by the Templars. Initially, she served her home country of Odessa, but spying for the Templars turned out to be [[OnlyInItForTheMoney far more profitable]]. That, and it allowed her to strike right at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, something which her original occupation did not allow.
* GroinAttack: One of her animations has her slam the butt of her axe into her target's stomach, but this will occasionally turn into this trope, when her target is positioned just slightly higher than she is.
* KnifeNut: One of her secondary weapons.
* MacheteMayhem: One of her secondary weapons.
* NiceHat: Has three different kinds.
* SkirtOverSlacks: One of her customisations gives her something akin to this.
* SpyFiction
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being part of the original multiplayer character ensemble, Oksana does not make an appearance in the singleplayer storyline.

!!The Vizier (Damat Ali Pasha)
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->''"Away, vermin!"''

Initially a loyal servant of Sultan Bayezid II, Damat Ali Pasha turned to the Templar Order after the Sultan's ambition to conquer the world subsided. He sought to deliver the people into the arms of his order, so that order and glory could be brought to a world of chaos.
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* AffablyEvil: During the first singleplayer mission centering around the vizier, Damat Ali Pasha sounds genuinely grateful and enthusiastic (suspiciously so) when Ezio returns the stolen documents to him. Though by the time the second part rolls around, he's obviously not as friendly.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard [=/=] BeardOfEvil: One of them is a goatee that's kind of similar to Ezio's.
** BadassMustache
* BladeOnAStick: One of his secondary weapons.
* DualWielding: An interesting example, since the Vizier does not actually wield two swords. However, when you have him equipped with his speciality weapon, a sword, one of his kill animations has him slashing his target across the back with both the blade ''and the sheath'' in a kind of X-formation.
* NiceHat: His helmets.
* PerpetualFrowner: Like most male multiplayer characters, Damat Ali Pasha's default expression is a nasty scowl.
* RealMenWearPink: Whereas the other male characters usually have access to dyes such as green, brown or dark blue, Damat Ali Pasha does not only have purplish-blue as his default colour, but also ''pink'' as an optional one. Luckily, this is compensated by the last option, which has him in [[DarkIsEvil pure black]].

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!!Petruccio Auditore
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!!Petruccio Auditore



!!Lorenzo de' Medici
-->''"Francesco de Pazzi! I'll kill him! I'll wipe his entire family from the city! They'll be ERASED!"''

The ''de facto'' ruler of Florence, both Giovanni and Ezio served him as his personal Assassin. He became friends with Giovanni after the Assassin saved him from drowning as a child, leading to his close ties with the Assassin Order.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.

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!!Lorenzo de' Medici
-->''"Francesco de Pazzi! I'll kill him! I'll wipe his entire family from
!!Federico Auditore
Ezio's elder brother, and
the city! They'll be ERASED!"''

The ''de facto'' ruler
eldest of Florence, both the Auditore children. He was executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Ezio served him as his personal Assassin. He became friends with Giovanni after the Assassin saved him from drowning as a child, leading to his close ties with the Assassin Order.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
Petruccio Auditore.


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* {{Badass}}: At the very least, he helps Ezio in the street brawl with Vieri's gang.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He likes to lightheartedly poke fun at Ezio a lot; for instance, he jokes with a doctor that Ezio's only asset is [[PrettyBoy his pretty face.]]
* LeParkour: He's just as agile as Ezio and challenges him to a race early on.
* SacrificialLion
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Petruccio Auditore
Ezio's younger brother, and the youngest of the Auditore family. He collected feathers for some unknown purpose, likely as a gift for their mother Maria. Petruccio is executed at the end of [=ACII's=] first sequence, alongside Giovanni and Federico Auditore.
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* ChildrenAreInnocent
* IllBoy: Had some kind of disease that rendered him bedridden for much of his childhood.
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He shows up in one memory, with maybe 5 lines or so, before his untimely death.

!!Lorenzo de' Medici
-->''"Francesco de Pazzi! I'll kill him! I'll wipe his entire family from the city! They'll be ERASED!"''

The ''de facto'' ruler of Florence, both Giovanni and Ezio served him as his personal Assassin. He became friends with Giovanni after the Assassin saved him from drowning as a child, leading to his close ties with the Assassin Order.

Voiced by Alex Ivanovici.
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* TheLancer: Willingly becomes this to Ezio during ''Brotherhood''.
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** This can especially be seen as his story continues and his reputation amongst the Templar grows. By the time he retires, Ezio is essentially the Templars' boogeyman.

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** This can especially be seen as his story continues and his reputation amongst the Templar grows. By the time he retires, Ezio is essentially the Templars' boogeyman. boogeyman.
--->'''Caterina Sforza:''' You are the leader of the Assassins now. Unite them Ezio Auditore and take back Roma!
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* [[spoiler: Anti-Villain: Okay, so he's a Templar and a tad cruel, but when compared to the Borgias, this guy is far more sympathetic. Oh, there's also the fact that his brother is a bit of a psycho and KnightTemplar whom the Janissaries want on the throne so he can lead them in a holy war. If not for his attempt to hang Sofia from a tree, he would almost be a straight example of HeroAntagonist. Plus, unlike Cesare, Ahmet actually follows the Templars' goal of creating the perfect world, rather than power for power's sake. Sadly, that made no difference for Ezio.]]
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** Not so impossible in hindsight - he's an Assassin, and the best of them (Ezio) once (almost) assassinated the Pope while he was giving Mass in the Sistine Chapel. And then proceeded to beat the stuffing out of him in the heart of the Vatican.
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