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!!Edward James Kenway
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/edward_kenway_aciv_render_5066.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Matt Ryan

The father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor, Edward Kenway is the main character of the Animus portion of the game.
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* TheAce: Successful as a pirate and privateer, Kenway proves this trait by achieving the same skills and techniques as the Assassins without any training whatsoever.
* TheAlcoholic: While described as a major drinker, he can only drink about five bottles worth before waking up in a bale of hay / pile of palm fronds. [[spoiler:Also slips into a bad DrowningMySorrows rut that extends even into his Animus loading sequence.]]
* AntiHero: He may ultimately be a good guy, but he's also still a {{pirate}} with all that entails.
** UnscrupulousHero: Prior to his eventual recruitment into the Assassins, he's OnlyInItForTheMoney. Also the first Assassin who's a criminal, whereas Altair, Ezio or Connor, despite committing crimes as assassins, start out either as citizens or medieval equivalents of political revolutionaries.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Following his HeroicBSOD, he joins the Assassins officially to atone for his past actions.]]
* {{Badass}}: Out of all the playable assassins, he has the most experience at the start of his game. Years before the game even starts, Edward was an incredibly agile veteran sailor, a MasterSwordsman, and, though never a captain himself, a pirate of such skill, ferocity, and reputation that experienced captains like Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold held him in high regard. Alongside them, he helped found, develop, and protect the pirate haven at Nassau in its formative years. Only after all that does the player get to control him, and it shows.
* BadassBeard: A bit of a scruffy one, but badass nonetheless.
* BadassFamily: The son of a sheep farmer, Edward Kenway becomes the founder of one. Himself a dangerous and daring pirate, his son Haytham, who he initially trained as an assassin, [[spoiler: becomes a dangerous Templar Grand Master]] while his grandson Connor or Ratohhnhake;ton becomes an Assassin and a major player in TheAmericanRevolution. As per ''Forsaken'', [[spoiler: his own daughter Jenny, who he refused to train as an assassin, ends up avenging her father's death by killing Reginald Birch, who orchestrated it.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: [[spoiler: What the Kenways end up becoming. His daughter Jenny, a prized beauty, resents him for favouring Haytham as the heir of his Assassin heritage and becomes a spinster. His own son, Haytham ends up becoming a dangerous Templar Grand Master, a pawn to the man who killed his father and a scourge on the cause which Edward ended up adopting. Edward's grandson Connor, becomes an assassin but raised in a culture far away from Edward's and ends up killing his own father. A far cry from the cohesive and loving Auditores.]]
* BerserkButton: A more HotBlooded Assassin than his predecessors, Edward is very irritable and takes little crap from anyone. Nonetheless there are a few things which enrages him. One is treachery, yelling furiously at [[spoiler: Benjamin Hornigold for casting his lot with the Templars.]] The other is the ImpliedThreat given by Governor Torres, when he reveals to him, [[spoiler: that he knows who he is and where he comes from as well as his wife.]]
* BritishAccents: Matt Ryan originally gave him a Mancunian accent, but the developers hearing Matt Ryan's South-West Welsh accent liked it enough to give Edward it instead.
* TheCasanova: Presented as this in the first trailer, wherein he beds two women and kills a man before taking the woman he was courting. Inverted in the game proper, however, he seems to be mostly loyal to his estranged wife Caroline, aside from an implied drunken OneNightStand with Anne Bonny.
** When he discusses his marriage to James Kidd[[spoiler: Mary Read]], the latter tells him not to discuss it with his crew as a married man doesn't fit the Pirate image needed to be a captain.
** At one point in the modern section, when discussing their upcoming product, the Abstergo Entertainment CEO lampshades the promotion of the game, noting that they need to make Edward a "ladies man", a James Bond type.
* DeadpanSnarker: While generally amicable to his friends, he does snark from time to time.
* DisappearedDad: To Jenny, unknowingly. [[spoiler: As per ''Forsaken" he ends up becoming this to Haytham after his death, when the latter was ten years old. The lack of a father figure in his teenage years led to Haytham latching on to Reginald Birch, his father's property manager, who he later learns orchestrated both his father's demise and his indoctrination to the Templar Order.]]
* DoomedByCanon: Next to everything about Edward's post-assassin life including ''how and when he dies'' was revealed in ''Assassin's Creed Forsaken'', the novelization of [[Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII III]].
* TheDreaded: Even the likes of Blackbeard and Calico Jack are afraid of him.
* [[spoiler:DrowningMySorrows: After Mary Read dies, all the guilt of his past actions catches up to him and he drinks himself to MushroomSamba levels, even stumbling around and being passed out in the Animus loading sequence.]]
* DualWielding: [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like son and grandson, like father.]] Edward wields two swords.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: He has two Hidden Blades.
** GunsAkimbo: Much like Connor, though Edward can carry up to four pistols, thereby letting him chain shots.
** SwordAndGun: As seen on the game's cover art.
** WalkingArmory: Much like all other assassins, with four pistols, two swords, a blowpipe and two Hidden Blades.
* AFatherToHisMen: Edward has been described as having a very close relationship with his crew, as evidenced by them cheering whenever he comes aboard. It helps that he recruits a good amount of them by rescuing them from the seas or from guards.
** [[spoiler: Inverted in the actual game however. Adewale frequently warns Edward that his selfish and mysterious actions are making the crew angry and upset. He ends up mutinied twice, first by Jack Rackham and then by Bartholomew Roberts who hijack his crew and ship while he's away. However, both times, the crew comes back and return him to the helm, preferring a competent and sane captain over Rackham and Roberts.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Edward's selfishness leads him to acquire this reputation throughout the game. He drives everyone away, including [[spoiler: his wife, his first mate Adewale, James Kidd, his own crew, the Templars and the Assassins, as well as fellow pirates, Charles Vane and Benjamin Hornigold. The latter even warns him that the course he's walking will leave him alone. It is only when he realizes how much his actions have hurt other people and how much he depends on them that he starts to change.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: A rare semi-heroic example. Born poor, Edward Kenway starts as a simple sailor and privateer and is merely a member of a crew of the ship in the first sequence. Initially dismissed as a mere thug and mercenary by the Templars and the Assassins, he and his ship become the most dangerous force in the Carribean, lasting longer than the famous real-life pirates [[spoiler: and defeating Bartholomew Roberts. By the end of the game, Edward is the only pirate left]].
* GenerationXerox:
** Subverted retroactively. Haytham fights very similarly to his father Edward, the ancestor in this game. However, they ended up taking opposite sides.
** Played straight with Connor, however, as he fights much like his grandfather but did join the Assassins.
* GreatWhiteHunter: Considering Edward upgrades his gear through hunting stuff like sharks and whales, it's no surprise.
* GuileHero: Ranging from DeadPersonImpersonation to his skills as TheAce, he's a pretty clever guy.
* HairColors: He represents the first fair-haired, light-skinned lead character, which is in contrast to all previous assassins, who have darker, Mediterranean looks (presumably patterned after Desmond).
** BlondGuysAreEvil: It looks like he'll be at least this at first.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: After Mary Read dies, he mentally breaks down and [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] until Adéwalé finds him in Kingston and returns the Jackdaw to him.]]
* HotDad: He unknowingly fathered his daughter Jenny before sailing for the Caribbean in 1713, not discovering this until the end of the game. [[DisappearedDad Consequently]], she doesn't identify as a Kenway, but by her mother's surname.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: ''Forsaken'' paints him as one. After retiring, he becomes a stereotypical nobleman, who doesn't give the same training and attention to Jenny as he does to Haytham. He seeks to marry his daughter to a suitor and admirer she doesn't want while in his life as a pirate he had fought with the likes of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Towards the end of the book, Jenny notes that for all his talk of freedom, he proved to be a chauvinist in his treatment of his daughter]].
* InTheBlood: Edward doesn't actually become affiliated with the Assassins until late in the game, and never really receives formal training from them, at least until relatively late in his life. All his skills are largely self-taught, and their resemblance to Assassin techniques can be attributed to his Ezio lineage. Similar to his son, Haytham (who, as revealed in ''Forsaken'', never actually received formal Assassin training, either). [[spoiler: However Edward did intend Haytham to become an Assassin and was training him how to use a sword in the years before his death.]]
** Similarly, it seems that Connor picked up his grandfather's talent as a naval captain. He lampshades the same in the ''The Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC for Assassin's Creed III where he tells Robert Faulkner that he seems to have inherited his love for the sea from his grandfather who he, affectionately noted, "sailed for himself" rather than the Royal Navy.
* InTheHood: Like all Assassins. Though in his case he got the costume from Duncan Walpole, who he killed and tried to disguise himself as.
* ItsAllAboutMe: While he is kind at heart, a major theme of the game is Edward's inner turmoil between his inner selfishness and the selflessness demanded of Assassins.
** [[spoiler: Edward's obsession with becoming a "man of quality" despite his wife loving him for who he is, ultimately leads him to the Caribbean to search riches which he initially justifies as providing a better life for his wife. In the MushroomSamba sequence, he realizes that he wanted this for himself more than Caroline.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As befitting a pirate, he's a lot more mercenary than previous protagonists, and one of the most ruthless and somewhat amoral ones as well. Still, at his heart he's basically a decent guy you can root for.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Although an anti-hero with a good heart. Edward Kenway makes a living on piracy and plunder and not only goes unpunished by the Assassins, he ends up becoming a nobleman with a vast mansion and estates in England. While Assassins are deliberate outlaws, Edward is the first protagonist to profit from his actions.]]
* MyGirlBackHome: Edward's wife Caroline Scott who he writes irregular letters to. He hopes to make a fortune and rebuild their strained marriage. [[spoiler: This leads to a BittersweetEnding since his wife dies of illness but she leaves behind a daughter Jennifer, and the chance to atone by being a good father to her]].
* MultiMeleeMaster: In addition to his DualWielding.
** AnAxeToGrind: Can pick up and use Heavy Axes dropped by EliteMooks.
** KnifeNut: Can use throwing knives as well.
* OneManArmy: Like all AC protagonists, Edward can clear a large amount of enemies by himself in no time.
** Blackbeard claims to have seen him clear the deck of a Spanish galleon "like it weren't nothing."
** His combat style appears to be specifically tailored towards fighting multiple opponents at once.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: For the grand majority of the game, practically flaunting it whenever he gets a WhatTheHellHero The Assassins, meanwhile, call him out ''because'' of this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Spends almost ''the entire game'' doing this. It's not until the last act that he realizes what his choices have cost both him and the world, and resolves to right all his wrongs.
* {{Pirate}}: Started out as a privateer, but turned to piracy and sticks with it through the story's campaign.
** NinjaZombiePirateRobot: A Pirate Ninja, therefore.
* NotSoDifferent: As a pirate, Edward never misses an opportunity to point out the hypocrisy of his pursuers. A trigger-happy Naval Commander considers pirates to be parasites preying on honest people. Edward notes that the English King and other Royals do the same.
** Edward is visibly disturbed however when [[spoiler: Laurens Prins, a slaver justifies his career in human traffic as being OnlyInItForTheMoney, the same justification Edward gives to people who criticize him]].
* RagsToRiches : Edward's ultimate goal in life is to rise from his roots as a shepherd's son in Wales to become a "man of quality". [[spoiler: He succeeds in the end. Becoming an English nobleman with a wealthy wife and children raised in the life of aristocratic privilege. The Edward in the scene after the credits speaks with poise and dignity as compared to the one we see throughout the game. Though he still uses words like "posh gig" to his son. A hint of his former self.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Several of the characters in the game serve as parallels or counterparts to Edward. Edward starts out as a sailor turned privateer turned pirate(Benjamin Hornigold), becomes a pirate with his own ship by chance and coincidence(Bartholomew Roberts) and spurns honest living and conformity in search of the big score(Charles Vane) but ultimately hopes to retire(Blackbeard).
** Edward also has much in common with [[spoiler: Woodes Rogers]], who also suffers a failed marriage because of his work.
* SirSwearsALot: He doesn't cuss up a storm or anything, but he does have a regular [[PrecisionFStrike Precision J-Strike]] in the form of "[[CurseOfTheAncients Jaysus]]."
* TheSouthpaw: His primary sword arm appears to be his left.
* TattooedCrook: Picked up a number of tattoos sometime between leaving Bristol and the start of the game.
* ThemeNaming : Not Edward Kenway so much but the name of his ship ''Jackdaw'' continues the bird theme of the series. [[spoiler: In the drunken MushroomSamba sequence, Roberts]] retells Aesop's fable of The Eagle and the Jackdaw, which serves as an allegory of Edward's overreaching struggle to rise to something better, a Jackdaw "who'd have you believe he's an Eagle." Which fits his distant, not instant connection to the Assassins. Furthermore, Edward's son who he hoped to raise as an assassin, is called Haytham, Arabic for Young Eagle.
* WhatTheHellHero: Seems to get this a lot from various people, ranging from the Templars for their usual reasons, to James Kidd and the Assassins for his OnlyInItForTheMoney mentality, and even low-key ones from Adéwalé when Edward puts his ambitions before his crew.
* WildCard: For much of the game, Edward is unaligned with both the Templars and the Assassins, interested in [[spoiler:the Observatory]] solely for his own benefit. Unwittingly, he becomes embroiled in their conflict and seeks to use both factions for his own ends[[spoiler: until Mary Read and all his friends start dying around him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Assassinates both Lucia Marquez and Jing Lang.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of the gameplay videos shows Edward giving a DDT to a pirate.

!!Adéwalé
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/adewale_aciv_render_2159.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Tristan D. Lalla

The Quartermaster of the Jackdaw and Edward's right-hand man.
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* {{Badass}}: Is described as being Edward's equal in skill.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: When Edward is away, he keeps the Jackdaw in line. Even when Edward presumes to claim and name their ship the Jackdaw, Adéwalé calls it "''the sort of Rub I have learned to endure sailing among Faces of such... Fairness''." Edward agrees that their crew is too prejudiced to accept Adéwalé as Captain[[note]]without actually apologizing for his presumption of command[[/note]], so they agree that Adéwalé will at least be Quartermaster formally but TheConsigliere in practice due to Edward's admitted inexperience.
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BornIntoSlavery: "I was born in Trinidad, a slave from my first breath."
* ForGreatJustice: His motivation for joining the Assassins, deciding that fighting for justice and freedom with them is a better calling than being a pirate.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He stars in a DLC campaign called "Freedom's Cry", taking place 8 years after ACIV's story ends.
* InTheHood: Gains one in the DLC.
* TheLancer: Serves as the Quartermaster on the ship [[spoiler:until he leaves to join the Assassins]]... although as Edward admits, Adéwalé only wasn't Captain because their initial crew wouldn't accept him[[note]]due to what they both agree is the crew being racist[[/note]].
* OnlyOneName: If he does have a surname, he never mentions it.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Edward's red.
* ScaryBlackMan: To his enemies, at least.
* SergeantRock: What Adéwalé's ''de facto'' role is amongst the Jackdaw crew.
* WhatTheHellHero : The reason why Ade [[spoiler: resigns as First Mate from the Jackdaw. He can no longer tolerate Edward's selfishness and putting his own needs above everyone else. He joins the Assassin to forge his own path.]]

!!Duncan Walpole
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

An Assassin-turned-Templar that dies by Edward's hands and inadvertently sets him off on the whole adventure.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: His database entry makes it pretty clear his primary motivation is advancing his status in life.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: The Assassins don't bother Edward killing the treacherous Walpole at all. They do mind Edward, unwittingly giving the intelligence Walpole gathered to the Templars.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His were scrapped by Edward because he didn't know what they were until reaching Havana and being issued new ones.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Ends up being impersonated by Edward after his death. Helping matters was the fact that
* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]{{Turncoat}}: Betrayed the Assassins to join the Templars, intending to give them First Civilization artifacts, and apparently had the murder of Ah Tabai, the local Mayan Assassin Mentor, on his agenda.
* FalseFriend: To Ah Tabai, who Duncan came to in early 1715 and asked for personal training as a means of getting close to him and learning all about the West Indies Assassins in order to have a lot of information to turn over to the Templars.
* HairTriggerTemper: His database entry mentions his bad temper and impulsiveness several times.
* InTheHood: Given that Edward's uniform was looted from him, it's a given.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even ignoring his FaceHeelTurn details, he shoots at Edward even though he ''was'' trying to diffuse hostilities.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: His death kicks off the story, and while a few details are garnered from his encounter and from the Templars, little is learned beyond his FaceHeelTurn.

!!James Kidd[=/=][[spoiler: Mary Read]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia Morgan

A teenage boy, supposedly the bastard child of notorious pirate William Kidd, and one of the founders of the Nassau pirate republic, along with Kenway, Thatch, and Hornigold. He's also a close friend of Edward's and a member of the Assassins. [[spoiler: Is actually the famous female pirate, Mary Read, pulling a SweetPollyOliver]].
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* [[spoiler: ActionGirl: Albeit only overt about it after being forced to reveal herself to Rackham.]]
** [[spoiler:PregnantBadass: Was pregnant while trying to fend off the British that captured Rackham's crew. According to Anne Bonny, the father was a young man who was among the few sober enough to help fight, though he died during the battle.]]
* BadassesWearBandanas: Wears a bandana throughout the game, [[spoiler:and takes it off when revealing she is a woman]].
* TheConscience: Serves as this for Edward, always trying to get him to do the right thing and be more focused on helping others than helping himself. For much of the game Edward doesn't listen, meaning that the Assassins never let him join them. [[spoiler:Her death hits him the hardest by far and serves as the catalyst for Edward joining the Assassins and turning his life around in a way that would make her proud.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByChildBirth]]: [[spoiler:Dies due to sickness brought about after giving birth to her child. It's unknown what happened to her baby.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a number of things that provide clues to the spoilered tropes: [[spoiler:voice veers a bit too feminine at times, rather distinctive hips, crossing arms a lot (especially when close to other people), and on the mission just before the reveal, shoving Edward away after being tackled (the tackle animation placing hands very near the torso) and exclaiming "[[HatesBeingTouched Keep your Natty hands off me!]]"]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: The game strongly implies that later in his career when he was serving under Jack Rackham, Kidd was using Rackham as a puppet captain, given that Rackham himself couldn't captain his way out of a wet paper bag.
* ProfessionalKiller: Between being both an Assassin and a pirate.
* [[spoiler: ShipTease: There is considerable tension between Mary and Edward and several playful moments between them. Notably, the MushroomSamba sequence interchanges her with Edward's wife Caroline, signalling the level of importance she held for Edward in his life. Her death had a bigger impact on changing his life than his wife leaving him.]]
* [[spoiler:SweetPollyOliver: Spends most of the game masquerading as a teenage boy.]]
* [[spoiler:UnsettlingGenderReveal: Was forced to reveal her gender when Rackham threatened to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill her]]. Inverted when she reveals her identity to Edward; the reveal is actually downplayed, and neither the camera or the character dwells on it.]]
* [[spoiler:VasquezAlwaysDies: Dies from complications from childbirth while in British custody towards the end of the game, while Anne Bonny lives on for several more decades.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Kidd is utterly dedicated to the Assassin Order, which makes him frequently chew out Edward for valuing money over principals and for wearing Assassin robes.

!!Ah Tabai
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Mayan and the current Mentor of the Assassins in the West Indies.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As expected of the Assassins.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: While he does forgive Edward's transgressions against the Assassins, he nonetheless expresses that he's not welcome among the brotherhood. [[spoiler:At least, before he got his act together post-HeroicBSOD.]]
* InTheHood: In traditional Assassin fashion.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "The Hunter" in the Mayan language.
* TheMentor: For James Kidd, Adéwalé, and the West Indies Assassins as a whole.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: According to his database entry, his only recorded child died before the age of ten.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: With some support from James Kidd, he forgives Edward for his transgressions against the Assassins due to his help, while most Assassins from past games would have likely killed him. The database also mentions that he opened up his branch of the Assassin Order to all men and women, whatever their race or social status.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Does one about three-fourths of the way through the game, to free [[spoiler:Edward, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read from the Kingston prison. Sadly, Mary doesn't make it due to her failing health from childbirth and poor conditions in the prison]].
* TribalFacepaint: He has black and white facepaint running under his eyes and across his nose, as well as on his chin.

!!Antó
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Maroon Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Kingston.
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* BadassBaritone: He has one of the deepest voices in any of the games and is no slouch in combat.
* BadassBeard
* InTheHood
* OnlyOneName
* SlaveLiberation: His primary goal, even above advancing the Assassin's interests. Luckily for him, the two often go hand-in-hand.

!!Rhona Dinsmore
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Scottish Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Havana. She knew Edward from before he discovered she was an Assassin.
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* ActionGirl: Besides being an Assassin, it's implied she was a SweetPollyOliver pirate at one point.
* BadassesWearBandanas: A red one tied to encircle her head as opposed to covering it.
* BraveScot: She has a noticeable Scottish accent.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly in her first mission, where she cheerfully snarks about her situation as CasualDangerDialog.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Hilary Flint, the Templar hunting her. In-game dialogue and the database indicate that they had some kind of a relationship, but both were dedicated to the their respective Orders too much to betray them for each other.
* NoodleIncident: It's not explicitly stated how she and Edward know each other, but it's implied that she was once a SweetPollyOliver pirate, given a faint skull tattoo just above her breasts and Edward claiming that "I know you are no Stranger to a Man's Boots."
* ParentalAbandonment: Had a absent father and an uncaring alcoholic mother.
* ProfessionalKiller: As a member of the Assassins.
* TattooedCrook: She may have had a pirate past, judging from a faint skull tattoo located just above her breasts.

!!Upton Travers
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Nassau alongside his brother.
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* CainAndAbel: The Abel to his brother's Cain. Even though his brother broke the Creed and tried to kill him, Upton still can't bring himself to kill Vance and asks Edward to do it.
* DrowningMySorrows: He does not take the revelation that his brother is trying to kill him very well.
* InTheHood: A big hint that he wasn't a Templar like Vance said.

!!Vance Travers
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Nassau alongside his brother.
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* CainAndAbel: The Cain to his brother's Abel. {{Lampshaded}} by Jing Ling, who criticizes Vance for hiring people to kill Upton instead of doing it himself like Cain.
* {{Turncoat}}: He betrays the Assassin Order out of love for Jing Ling and greed over the hidden treasure he and his brother's map leads to.

!!Opía Apito
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Taino Master Assassin who leads the Assassins in the Cayman Islands.
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* ActionGirl: What with being a female member of the Assassins.
* BadassCreed: In addition to following the Assassins Creed, she has her own personal one: "aji aya bom", meaning "better dead than a slave".
* BareYourMidriff: Her uniform is customized into a much more tribal design, complete with exposed midriff.
* DisappearedDad: She never met her father.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She has some wrappings around her ankles, but the soles of her feet are exposed to the ground.
* InTheHood: While her attire differs significantly from most Assassin uniforms, she still maintains a white hood.
* MeaningfulName: According to her database profile, her name is an amalgam for the Taino words meaning "eternity" and "ghost"
* MixedAncestry: She was raised by her Taino mother, while her father was a unknown Spaniard.
* ProfessionalKiller: As one would expect from a member of the Assassins.
* SoleSurvivor: She was the only member of her village that escaped being killed or enslaved when it was raided by the Spanish.
* TribalFacepaint: Has white paint over her upper face and a small streak on her chin.
* VerbalTic: She always refers to herself as "we"
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[[folder:Templars]]

!!Laureano de Torres y Ayala
-->'''Voiced By:''' Conrad Pla

The Spanish governor of Cuba, and a Templar Grand Master.
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* AffablyEvil: In keeping with his sympathetic well-intentions, he's genuinely courteous to allies and enemies alike.
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BarrierBoss/PuzzleBoss: The fight in the Observatory is about getting to a high enough spot to air assassinate him. Bullets just bounce off his shield.
* BigBad: He's the Grand Master of the Templars, natch.
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: Although Captain Roberts ends up being the real ArchEnemy to Kenway.]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Plans to find the Observatory and use it to find out the secrets of the most powerful people in the world.
* BlueBlood
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:Swapped his blood sample with that of a double so the Observatory wouldn't be used against him.]]
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Holds to the belief that those of exceptional talent should be allowed to advance regardless of race or gender.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is firmly against the very common practice of slavery.
** {{Hypocrite}}: A fellow Templar calls him out on disliking slavery while the Templars' plan involves enslaving everyone in the world. His response is that there is a difference between enslaving the mind and the body.
--->'''Torres:''' ''"A body enslaved inspires the mind to revolt. But enslave a man's mind and his body will follow on naturally. Efficiently."''
** Also his insistence that the [[spoiler:the other Templars put blood in the vials but exchanging his with another, shows that regardless of anyone else, he, personally, would like to be in charge.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Old, but that evil.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: After Kenway mortally wounds him and convinces Torres that his new convictions are strong, Torres compliments him with his final words.]]
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain: On the final mission, Kenway discovers that Torres tried using the Observatory without a crystal skull, activating a security system that left him trapped and decimated his forces. While the Observatory is reset by the end of the mission, Torres' actions nearly left the location strategically worthless to the Templars.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Being a skinny, elderly guy, he's not exactly going to put up much of a fight.
* RetiredBadass: He used to serve in the Spanish military.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like the Revolutionary War era Templars, he's got basically good intentions and can also be quite gracious towards his enemies, a far cry from the CardCarryingVillain Borgias and SmugSnake Abstergo Industries.
* [[spoiler:VillainRespect: His last words are to compliment Kenway on finally having strong convictions.]]

!!Woodes Rogers
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Shaun Dingwall

An English privateer and first Royal Governor of the Bahamas. Sincerely prefers diplomacy to violence, with his favored solution to the piracy problem being to offer them the King's Pardon in exchange for them laying down their arms (with the understanding that those who don't take the offer will be at the mercy of the King's Navy).
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* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: His assassination is presented this way... although it's later revealed that he was NotQuiteDead.]]
* AntiVillain
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassPacifist: Convinces pirates to submit peacefully in favour of a more violent approach.
* {{Determinator}}: There can be no denying Rogers strong will and bravery. Several times throughout the game people discuss in awe about how Rogers kept fighting in the battle where he was shot in the face, and he was only taken out of the battle by a leg injury that occurred hours later.
* TheDragon: To Governor Torres.
* DrowningMySorrows: When he is recalled to England, he gets extremely drunk at a party and angrily rails against the king and his wife, who had left him.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an ugly scar on his left cheek.
* HappyMarriageCharade: When first met, he claims his wife is well back in England and that they are still together, when she had really left him a couple years beforehand.
* NoRespectGuy: Despite how much he contributes to stopping piracy through merciful methods, his position as Governor is eventually revoked and he's recalled back to England.
* NobleDemon
* NotSoDifferent: Edward Kenway angrily notes that [[spoiler: Rogers started out as a privateer like the other pirates but shows no respect and consideration for the difficulties sailors go through in serving the Crown.]]
** In another way, both Edward and Rogers pay the prize of a failed marriage in exchange for the maritime ambitions.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: The end of the game reveals that he survived his assassination and returned to England, Edward expressing the intent to finish the job upon his own return.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Much prefers offering pirates the ability to live by taking the pardon than just rampantly slaughtering them like the Commodore.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!El Tiburon ("The Shark")
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Governor Torres' massive, armor-clad personal bodyguard.
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* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice.
* BaldOfEvil: Revealed when his helmet comes off.
* TheBrute: Pretty much only exists as a physical threat.
* ClimaxBoss: He's the only "boss" in the game who's tougher than just an [[EliteMooks Elite Mook]], [[spoiler: and is also the last proper boss you fight in the game]].
* ContractualBossImmunity: Averted. He can be assassinated with a one-hit-kill like any other character if you can manage to get behind him.
* TheVoiceless: As [[spoiler:El Tiburon is dying]], Kenway asks to hear his side of things if he's able to reply. Given that he doesn't it's implied he can't, [[spoiler:or he's too injured to]].
* WorthyOpponent: Kenway seems to consider him this, and even thanks him in his own words for "turning a Scoundrel into a Soldier".

!!Julien du Casse
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Alex Ivanovici

A French arms dealer for the Templar Order operating out of the West Indies.
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* ArmsDealer: Deals in muskets, cannons, and the sort.
* BattleTrophy: He has a collection of hidden blades that he took from Assassins he killed.
* [[spoiler:DyingCurse: Delivers one to Edward after being done in by him, in GratuitousFrench no less.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Worked as a slaver for awhile after deserting the French navy, but disliked it despite the money he was making and moved onto become a hired gun.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Almost veering into gravelly territory.
* FrenchJerk
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed by the same hidden blades he gave to Edward, and he even thanks Julien for them as he is dying.]]
* NiceHat: Wide-brimmed and everything.
* ProfessionalKiller: In addition to running guns for the Templars, he is Governor Torres' top hit-man.
* [[spoiler:StarterVillain: The first Templar to be assassinated by Kenway.]]

!!Hilary Flint
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A British aristocrat, his interest in explosives and affable nature earned him connections in military school that brought him to the attention of the Templars for recruitment. Flint was entrusted with one of the keys to the Templar armor and assigned to hunt down and kill Rhona Dinsmore, the head of the Assassins in Havana.

His genetic memories were used as an Animi Avatar by Abstergo Entertainment; for tropes related to his multiplayer persona, see The Navigator in that section.
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* AffablyEvil
* AlasPoorVillain: Rhona is visibly upset at having to kill him, and as he dies he expresses regret at how their situation turned out and strokes her cheek.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlackSheep: His interest in explosives and extensive studying alienated his parents and older brothers.
* BlueBlood
* EvilBrit
* FoeRomanceSubtext: In-game dialogue and the database indicate he and Assassin Rhona Dinsmore had some kind of relationship, but were not willing to betray their respective Orders for each other.

!!Jing Lang
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Chinese Templar, Lang married a Qing Dynasty General and became a skilled diplomatic advisor until a regime change forced her to flee China and become a pirate.
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* CunningLinguist: Her career as a diplomat was aided by having a flair for languages according to her database entry.
* DragonLady
* PirateGirl

!!Kenneth Abrahams
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A British military officer who joined the Templar Order to bring order and discipline to the world. He came into conflict with Antó, the leader of the Maroons and Assassins in Kingston.
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* BlueBlood
* CommandingCoolness

!!Lucia Márquez
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lucia_mrquez_aciv_render_6354.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

->''"My father saw such potential in these islands. Gold... industry... freedom... all of it squandered. You have not a clue how to use it. He could have brought you wealth."''

A Spanish orphan, Lucia supported her sisters by becoming a master thief. After a failed attempt to steal a horse from a high-ranking Templar, she was recruited and given advanced training to become one of their best agents. She holds one of the keys to the Templar armor, and is assigned to route out the Assassins in the Cayman Islands.

For tropes regarding her multiplayer persona Lady Black, refer to that section.
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* AvengingTheVillain: Although she had come to terms with her father's death and never knew him that well, she still attempted to avenge him while hunting the Tanio Assassin Opía Apito.
* DarkActionGirl
* DisappearedDad: Her father was Alejandro Ortega de Marquez, a Spanish adventurer who was away from Lucia and her sisters quite often and eventually died fighting the Tanio.
* NiceHat: The tricorne, a staple of the time period she lived in.
* ShowSomeLeg
* WhoWearsShortShorts
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pirates]]

!!Bartholomew Roberts
-->'''Voiced By:''' Oliver Milburn

->''"In all your Years out here, you could never achieve what I have done in one-fifth of the Time. Because you are a good Man, Edward. Goodness is your Disease..."''

Known in later eras as "Black Bart" and considered by many historians to have been the most successful pirate of all time. He becomes an associate of Kenway later in Kenway's pirate career.
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* AffablyEvil: Rather polite for a guy who, among other things, would [[spoiler:preemptively kill his own men before they'd GoMadFromTheRevelation of First Civilization technology]].
* BadassMoustache: Has a very distinctive handlebar moustache, [[spoiler:as does all his other incarnations.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Given the truth about his "Sage" nature, it comes as little surprise.]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: Competing against Governor Torres for the title, though Roberts has the lead, especially given his ties to the "modern times" narrative.]]
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Laments this in the end, but not for the usual reasons. [[spoiler:He's the {{reincarnation}} of Aita, a member of the First Civilization, so he was literally born too early to fulfill his mission of releasing Juno from her [[SealedEvilInACan can]].]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He never once makes any pretense of having scruples, and gleefully embraces all the most brutal elements of being a pirate when he realizes how much fun it is. As the quote above shows, he puts down Edward for not being bad enough to get what he wants.
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: When dying, he hands over the Crystal Skull to Edward and simply asks that his body be disposed of so the Templars don't get ahold of it.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from a seemingly harmless prisoner of the Templars to a pirate so fearsome that he becomes Kenway's equivalent in reputation over the course of one year. He himself affirms this view by noting that that it's "better to be a commander than a common man."
* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination : As a reincarnated figure of a First Civilization being, Roberts qualifies. Inverted, as unlike other abominations, he has no special powers and his body lives and dies like any human.]]
* [[spoiler: HumanityIsInfectious: Although a millennia old being, Aita as Roberts gets into the pirate role with relish, and even discusses with Edward how he created a Pirate Code for his crew, talking with giddy excitement how awesome being a Pirate is.]]
* IHaveManyNames: He is referred to as The Sage for most of the storyline, then goes by Roberts, [[spoiler: shows up in the present day with the exact same moustache and one more name, and refers to himself by his original handle once: Aita.]]
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: His mismatched blue and yellow-brown eyes [[spoiler:and BadassMoustache]] give away his identity as a Sage.
* ShadowArchetype : Serves as this to Edward Kenway. [[spoiler: Both come from Wales. Both become fearsome pirates by chance and accident. And near the end, they are the last two pirates of the Golden Age, outlasting their contemporaries. Also their mutual WildCard status with regards to the Assassin-Templar conflict.]]
* NotAfraidToDie: Several times he tells Edward that his goal is "a merry life, and a short one", but he doesn't actively go out seeking to die.
* [[spoiler: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is a sort of "sleeper agent" for the Ancients, specifically Juno. His memories are somehow scattered amongst humanity's collective [=DNA=], and are reborn into a new host body every era or so. His dialogue explicitly identifies himself with Aita, Juno's lover.]]
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Is notably absent from the game's promotional material, which focused heavily on the more famous Blackbeard instead. Despite turning out to be a major character and ultimately [[spoiler: the BigBad]].
* TheUnfettered: The revelation that he was [[spoiler:working for slaver Laurens Prins]] paints him as a man with few scruples.
* WildCard: The most prominent character in the series who is aligned with neither the Assassins or the Templars, [[spoiler: and ultimately becomes a threat to both groups.]]
* WorthyOpponent: How he feels about Edward, the only [[spoiler:human]] he accepts as being an equal. He even laments that [[spoiler:Juno might have far more use for Edward than his present reincarnation.]]
** Assassin's Creed III proves him right as Edward's grandson Connor [[spoiler: plays a major, if unwitting, role in ensuring Juno's return]]

!!Edward Thatch, a.k.a. Blackbeard
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Mark Bonnar

->''"Give your quarry something to ''fear''. Some hellish thing from a fevered dream. And then...they'll drop to their knees, ''pleading for their Lord''."''

An infamous pirate, Blackbeard preyed on ships throughout the West Indies and the American Colonies aboard his vessel, the ''Queen Anne's Revenge''.
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* {{Badass}}: A fearsome pirate.
* BadassBeard: Duh.
* BritishAccents: Native Bristolian Edward Thatch AKA Blackbeard is voiced with an applicable Somerset accent. For clarity, this region is the source of the requisite "Arr, me hearties!" pirate accent.
** TalkLikeAPirate: Justified, as explained above.
* CaptainColorbeard: One of the {{Trope Codifier}}s in RealLife.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is a little freaked out how brutal Edward can be. Justified in that the real Blackbeard, while merciless, was not particularly bloodthirsty and preferred peaceful surrender.
** [[spoiler: In the game proper, he kills a British soldier simply to find medicines for the pirates at Nassau and is quite sad about having to kill just to survive.]]
* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath]]: Even by the standards of the series, [[spoiler: Blackbeard's death is incredibly violent, he gets cut up and oozes blood all over his body before...]]
* [[spoiler: GoryDiscretionShot: ...shows his hat fluttering and body falling, signalling his decapitation.]]
* LargeHam: [[InvokedTrope Purposefully so]], he acts off the rails to instill fear in his quarry (see the quote).
* LighterAndSofter: Most depictions of Blackbeard paint him as a famous villain. While no saint, Edward Thatch is considerably more genial and likable, a BigBrotherMentor to Edward and the other Pirates. [[spoiler: His passing is eeven lamented by Charles Vane who he was otherwise at odds with.]]
* TheMentor: He appears to be one of sorts for Edward.
* MrExposition: Tells all about Edward Kenway in the reveal trailer.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* {{Pirate}}: Obviously.
* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: Dies during his retirement party from piracy in combat.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Here his surname is Thatch but often in some text it's also spelled as Teach. Other variations are Thach, Thache, Thack, Tack, Thatche and Theach. {{Lampshaded}} in-universe; an officer discussing Blackbeard thinks it's Teach before being corrected by his informant.
* SwordAndGun: In his concept art he's seen wielding both.

!!Benjamin Hornigold
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Ed Stoppard

An English pirate turned pirate-hunter who pursued his former allies on behalf of the Governor of the Bahamas.
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* BadassLongcoat: A nice blue one that makes him look comparatively regal to the rest of his peers.
* EvilCounterpart: Ends up becoming this to Edward Kenway: both were key members of founding Nassau and eventually became disgusted by how it turned out and searched for an alternative. Edward ended up joining the Assassins, while Horngold [[spoiler:became a Templar]].
** Although technically as per the laws of the time, Hornigold is the GoodCounterpart.
* GentlemanThief: Described as a "gentleman pirate".
* GenreSavvy: Upon seeing the ''Jackdaw'' in Kingston, Horngold [[spoiler:yells out to Edward that he knows he is listening to him and the other Templars and calls out for a large number of guards]].
* HazyFeelTurn: Accepts Woodes' pardon, turning on his fellows and becoming a pirate hunter. [[spoiler: Also goes from being an associate of Kenway's to a member of the Templars]].
* LesCollaborateurs/TheQuisling/TurnCoat: [[spoiler: How Charles Vane and Edward Kenway see him. The latter is considerably furious at his treachery.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:Upon becoming a Templar]], Hornigold talks about [[spoiler:order, purpose and discipline. Which foreshadows Haytham's DefiantToTheEnd speech in Assassin's Creed III]].
* NobleDemon: He'd never attack a British flag and followed a strict code of honor.
** [[spoiler: Along with Haytham Kenway, he's one of the more sympathetic Templars in the series, and towards the end he makes a good point about how much Edward's actions have screwed up the world.]]
* {{Pirate}}: As Blackbeard puts it, a pirate none too proud to call himself one.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Is visibly distrustful of Adéwalé due to being African, and he openly criticizes Edward for letting Adéwalé carry weapons. He later on has no problems with operating a slave galleon despite [[spoiler: joining the Templars, a nominally anti-slavery organization]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: How he first viewed the "pirate republic" at Nassau, until he becomes disgusted by how it turned out. [[spoiler: He then turns to the Templars as a means to bring order to the world]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: How Hornigold and Edward feel about each other after the former's betrayal. Edward displays rare fury during Hornigold's death scene, while the latter warns him that the pirate life will leave him all alone.]]
** However, [[spoiler: at the end of the game, Edward posthumously makes peace with Hornigold, placing him in the table with the other pirates who had died for their lives.]]

!!Anne Bonny
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A famous Irish female pirate, it is recorded she had red hair and was considered a [[MsFanservice "good catch"]], but may have had a fiery temper.
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* ActionGirl: After being recruited into Calico Jack's crew.
** PregnantBadass: Was pregnant while trying to fend off the British attacking Jack's drunken crew.
* BattleCouple: With Calico Jack, below. Also with [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/3/4296282/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-story-of-sex-and-repentance-outlined Edward Kenway]] at some point.
* BettyAndVeronica: Serves as the Betty to Mary Read's Veronica.
* FieryRedhead: She's immediately identifiable by her long red hair.
* FightingIrish: Between being an ActionGirl and FieryRedhead, the accent seals the deal.
* [[spoiler:TheLancer: To Edward Kenway after Adéwalé leaves to join the Assassins.]]
* {{Pirate}}: Served as a barmaid until James Kidd helped her expand her horizons.
** PirateGirl: UrExample alongside Mary Read.
* PlotArmor: Whatever happens to her in the game, she won't die until 1782, around the same time Connor kills Charles Lee.
* ShipTease: Along with TrailersAlwaysLie. Promotional materials and developer interviews [[spoiler: suggested that she and Edward would have a romance at some point. In the game proper, Mary Read has a bigger impact on Edward's life, while Anne becomes Edward's first mate at the end of the game. Edward does ask Anne to come to England with him but she refuses and stays in the Carribbean.]]
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Fell in love with Mary Read thinking she was a man, prompting an UnsettlingGenderReveal.

!!Jack Rackham aka Calico Jack
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-->'''Voiced By:''' O.T. Fagbenle

An English pirate, Rackham is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag - a skull with crossed swords - which contributed to the popularization of the design, and for having two female crew members (Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny).
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* [[spoiler: AlasPoorVillain: Edward notes that despite Jack being traitorous and worthless as a sailor, he didn't want to see him hanged with his bones in a cage.]]
* BattleCouple: With Anne.
* ButtMonkey: Is by far the dumbest and most ineffectual member of Edward Kenway's pirate associates. It's strongly suggested that Mary Read was using him as a puppet captain.
* TheDogBitesBack: His mutiny of Charles Vane after constant(and justified) abuse at his hands, has shades of this.
* DirtyCoward: His defining characteristic. [[spoiler: When he was finally captured, he was hiding below deck with the rest of the crew while Mary Read and Anne Bonny were fighting the navy as BackToBackBadasses]].
* EasilyForgiven: After his mutiny against Edward and Charles Vane, the rest of the pirates beat him up a bit, but then let him back into their ranks with little fanfare.
* RedBaron: His nickname derived from his calico fabric costumes.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Thinking Anne Bonny was two-timing him with Mary Read, he threatened to kill the latter before being let in on [[SweetPollyOliver her secret]].
* TheMutiny: He deposed Charles Vane (and Edward Kenway as well) for captaincy of ''The Ranger''.
* {{Pirate}}: A famous real-life pirate.
* TooDumbToLive: He gets smacked around by Charles Vane for smoking a pipe while sitting on top of a barrel of gunpowder.
* UrExample: He designed the famous Jolly Roger flag.

!!Charles Vane
-->'''Voiced By:''' Ralph Ineson

An infamous English pirate, he preyed upon English and French shipping alike. Vane was infamous for his cruelty toward the crews of captured vessels.
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* AxCrazy: The most trigger happy of the Pirate community and the one most at ease with violence.
* AtLeastIAdmitIt: His justification for his ax-crazy, wild uninhibited actions. That the other pirates didn't have what it took to live the pirate's life.
* ColdBloodedTorture: His specialty.
* CryForTheDevil: Seeing him [[spoiler:struggling in prison, with his will broken even makes Edward sympathetic to his plight. In the final, daydream vision of his pirate comrades, Edward includes Charles smiling and at peace, signifying that he has forgiven him.]]
* TheDreaded: The cruelest pirate of them all, fear of Vane drew all commerce to a halt in the area in which he operated.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's voiced by Ralph Ineson, who's known for his very deep voice.
* [[spoiler: HowTheMightyHaveFallen: In-universe, he goes from a feared and terrible pirate captain to a comical buffoon marooned on an island. The last we see him is in prison, a pathetic shell of a man blubbering in his SanitySlippage.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His constant mistreatment of Calico Jack and his crew leads him to be mutinied in a humiliating manner. The crew are tired of his senseless violence and bad treatment.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In another way, he's NotSoDifferent from Edward.
* LargeHam: Devolves into an over-the-top one, when[[spoiler: he and Edward are stranded on an island. He behaves like a man-child, letting Edward hunt food which he steals from his plate.]]
* KickTheDog: He shoots a helpless surrendering sailor and fires and sinks a merchant's ship, ForTheLulz. When chasing a slave ship, Adewale is appalled at his reckless firing which could endanger the innocent lives below deck. The latter could be considered his MoralEventHorizon.
* NeckSnap: Executed at Port Royal via hanging.
* NeverMyFault: Charles Vane blames [[spoiler: Jack Rackham's mutiny on Edward Kenway rather than his own MistreatmentInducedBetrayal.]]
* {{Pirate}}
* ReignOfTerror
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage: While he was already AxCrazy, he ''really'' slips over the edge following Rackham's mutiny, almost to comical levels until he finds some guns and starts shooting at Edward in paranoia instead of using them to hunt.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He showed scant respect for the pirate code, cheating his own crews out of their fair share of plunder and killing surrendered sailors after promising them mercy.
* StopBeingStereotypical: Pirates see themselves as poor sailors fending for themselves and taking charge of their lives. The rest of the world sees them as dangerous and evil criminals. Charles Vane gives the rest of the world what they want to see, much to the distaste of Edward Kenway, Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold.
** [[spoiler: Edward even remarks to Vane that Hornigold (after becoming a Templar and pirate hunter) was right about people like him, that his violent actions made it worse for everyone. Vane simply gives a AtLeastIAdmitIt comeback noting that Edward and the others didn't have what it takes to live a pirate's life.]]
* TheUnfettered: Charles Vane takes the Pirate lifestyle to its logical conclusion, even to a villainous HonorBeforeReason level, where he [[spoiler: refuses to take Woodes Rogers' pardon]]. He chooses to be a pirate simply to live free, where [[spoiler: Hornigold would rather conform and Blackbeard would rather retire.]]

!!Stede Bonnet
-->'''Voiced By:''' James Bachman

A wealthy landowner from Barbados who turned to a life of piracy.
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* {{Adorkable}}[=/=]BigFun: A bit of a ninny, but exuberant and cheerful enough to be endearing.
* BritishStuffiness: Enough that Blackbeard told him to "wash the hayseed from his hair."
* InelegantBlubbering: During his execution, he begged and pleaded not to be hung.
* StockBritishPhrases: "Dash my buttons!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]

!!Laurens Prins
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Dutch slaver intending to ransom Roberts to the Templars.
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* DieLaughing: His last moments are amusement at Edward's OnlyInItForTheMoney reason for killing him.
* EvilOldFolks: He's a very old man who's prolific enough a slaver to be on the Assassins' hit list despite not being a Templar.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One slave calls him out on it.
-->'''Laurens''': Stand your Ground, Slave! And face corporal Punishment like a Man.\\
'''Slave''': Why act like a Man now when you have denied me that Right for thirty YEARS!
* {{Jerkass}}: To the point where even the Templars hate having to deal with him.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Torres asks if he bothers converting his slaves to Christianity:
-->'''Laurens''': Is it not a Sin to enslave a fellow Christian? Therefore, to transmute the Slave's Soul from Animal to Man would be tantamount to inviting one's Cattle to the Dinner Table.
* {{Pirate}}: In the 1650's he sailed as privateer fighting the Spanish on behalf of the British, although most of the time he didn't have a letter of marque.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his dying breath, Prins justifies his career as a slaver as driven solely by profit. The same justification that Edward had used throughout the game.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: If his status as a slaver isn't enough of a giveaway, read some of his quotes.

!!Caroline Scott-Kenway
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Edward's first wife, who he left home in England in search of wealth and glory in the Carribean.
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* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: Dies while Edward is out at sea. Tragically, just as he was about to return to England and fix their marriage.]]
* HappilyMarried: They were at first. But Edward's recklessness and pressure from her parents leads her to leave him.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her parents don't think too highly of Edward. [[spoiler: Much to her disappointment, Edward doesn't do much to prove them wrong, frequently chasing one zany, get-rich-quick scheme over the other.]]
* DeterminedHomesteadersWife: She is contented to live beside Edward on a farm. But Edward has bigger plans which she wants no part of.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the flashback scenes as Edward walks away, [[spoiler:she can be seen holding her belly.]]
** When Governor Torres meets [[spoiler: a captured Edward at Havana, he notes that he's heard that his wife is very beautiful but is not keeping well which understandably pushes Edward's BerserkButton]]
* MyGirlBackHome: Edward believes his adventure and career in the Navy will repair their marriage and he writes frequent letters back home. [[spoiler: Subverted, as his lack of a fixed address means Caroline had no means to call him to tell him that she was pregnant and had given birth to their daughter and that she was sick.]]
* [[spoiler: SomeoneToRememberHimBy:]] A non-fatal example. [[spoiler: After Edward leaves her, she gives birth to their daughter, who she has no means of announcing to Edward.]]
* UnableToSupportAWife: She marries Edward despite this, something which he is painfully aware of and ultimately leads him to seek out a fortune in the Carribean, at the cost of their marriage.

!!Jennifer Scott
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Edward Kenway's [[spoiler:daughter by his first wife Caroline Scott. She was born shortly after Edward sailed for the Carribean. Since he never gave a fixed return address to his wife, he doesn't learn of her existence until after her death, meeting his daughter for the first time at the end of the game.]] Much of her backstory and later life are revealed in the tie novel ''Assassin's Creed: Forsaken" by Oliver Bowden.
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* ActionGirl: What she wanted to be. [[spoiler: She briefly becomes one towards the end of ''Forsaken'']]
* TheCutie: Young Jenny [[spoiler:at the end of the game, ''Black Flag''.]]
** [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie: Jennifer Scott does not have a pleasant adult life to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:DisappearedDad: For much of her childhood, her father was absent, not even aware of her existence. They meet only at the end of ''Black Flag'']]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: As a young girl, she wanted a life of adventure and fun and later hoped that Edward would train her as an assassin. Instead Edward wanted her to marry a nobleman and live a comfortable life while Haytham would follow in his father's footsteps. This understandably made her cooler and resentful at her brother.]]
* [[spoiler: MadeASlave: On the night of her father's death, Reginald Birch kidnapped her and sold her to Turkish slavers. She lived in the Topkapi Palace and Damascus as a concubine well into her middle years.]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAndRevenge: Her anger at the fate dealt to her by Birch leads her to participate in the attack at his chateau and land the killing blow.]]
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Older Jenny is resentful of her father for not training her and for making a poor decision in engaging her with Reginald Birch, as well as Haytham becoming a Templar and betraying his father's hopes for him.]]
* {{Took a Level in| Jerkass}} IceQueen: [[spoiler: Far more colder and harsh as an adult as seen in the post-credits scene, rudely brushing away a young man making an understandable error in calling her by her father's last name. Her father notes that while he may forgive him, Jenny will not. Haytham also notes in ''Forsaken'' that his sister was very teasing and cool to her brother growing up.]]
* [[spoiler: YouKilledMyFather: Jenny hates Birch for orchestrating Edward's death and ends up pushing Reginald into a wall with a sword sticking out, killing him.]]
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[[folder:Multiplayer characters]]

!!The Adventurer (Alejandro Ortega de Márquez)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolSword: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat

!!The Buccaneer (Parry Crowther)
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* BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
* DreadlockWarrior
* HooksAndCrooks: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Cutthroat (Adrien Flood)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolMask
* HighCollarOfDoom: A minor version.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Dandy (Comte Alphonse de Marigot)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassLongcoat
* TheDandy: Seeing as it's his title...
* ClassyCravat
* EyepatchOfPower: Unlike the others', which seem purely aesthetic, his looks to be concealing a nasty wound.
* HooksAndCrooks: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat: Can be customized to wear one.
* SharpDressedMan

!!The Duelist (Renaldo Aguilar)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil: Has a rather sinister-looking face.
** BadassMustache
* {{Expy}}: He resembles the Nobleman and Barber from ''Brotherhood'' a little, particularly in facial structure.
* CoolSword
** RoyalRapier: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* MasterSwordsman: If his name is anything to go by.

!!The Firebrand (Dominique Jean)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: From what little we've seen of her, she appears barefoot in her default appearance.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be her specialty weapon.

!!The Huntsman (William de Saint-Prix)

Returning from Assassin's Creed III.
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!!The Jaguar
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* AnimalThemeNaming
* BadassNative
* DownloadableContent

!!The Lady Black (Lucia Márquez)
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* {{Badass}}
** ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
** BadassLongcoat
* DownloadableContent: A "Vengeful Daughter" costume can be unlocked through Uplay.
* {{Expy}}: Her resemblance to the Corsair and Red Coat from previous iterations is uncanny, to the point that, when the first promotional images were released, some people thought she was simply the Corsair with shorter hair.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one in her unlockable costume, the "Vengeful Daughter".
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be her specialty weapon.
* PirateGirl: A textbook example, in appearance at least.
* SmokingBarrelBlowout: Does this in her animation when selected as the player character.

!!The Mercenary (Kumi Berko)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassesWearBandanas
* DownloadableContent: [[PreOrderBonus Pre-ordering]] from Amazon gives a Stede Bonnet outfit for him to wear.
* EyepatchOfPower
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He's got multiple scars on his chest and stomach.
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: While not shirtless per say - he wears an opened jacket - he doesn't seem shy about showing off his pectorals.

!!The Navigator (Hillary Flint)
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* DownloadableContent: Certain editions of the game include a "treasure hunter" costume for him to wear.
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Night Stalker (Joe)

Returning from Assassin's Creed III.
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!!The Orchid
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* DownloadableContent
* DragonLady

!!The Physician (Edmund Judge)
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* DeadlyDoctor
* {{Expy}}: The next in line to fill the role of DeadlyDoctor, as the Doctor, the Ottoman Doctor and the Mountebank have done in previous iterations.
* HighCollarOfDoom
* KnifeNut: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat

!!The Puppeteer (Felicia Moreno)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* BeautyMark: Concept art of her customizations seems to suggest you can give her this.
* CoolMask
** [[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Woman]]: Possibly.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: She wears a pretty nice necklace.
* {{Expy}}: She resembles the Hellequin from ''Brotherhood''.
* EyepatchOfPower: Can be customized to wear one.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be her specialty weapon. In promotional images she [[DualWielding wields two]], but this looks to be another case of the Ottoman Jester and the Coyote Man (depicted with two knives in promotional images, utilized only one in gameplay).
* NiceHat
* OfCorsetsSexy
* ThighHighBoots

!!The Rebel (Ferreira de Ortega)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* AnAxeToGrind: Appears to be her specialty weapon.
* BareYourMidriff
* BodyPaint: Her forearms are decorated with intricate henna.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Earrings, armbands, necklaces... You name it, she's got it.
* NiceHat: Looks like a long piece of fabric that's wound several times around her head.

!!The Wayfarer (Manuel Mendoza)
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* AlliterativeName
* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* DropTheHammer: Uses a club as his specialty weapon.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* NiceHat: His basic hat is a wide-brimmed one that covers much of his face, similar to the Preacher from ''Assassin's Creed III''. His others are a tricorne and a large stetson, folded on one side.

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!!Edward James Kenway
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/edward_kenway_aciv_render_5066.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Matt Ryan

* [[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagTheAssassins The father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor, Edward Kenway is the main character of the Animus portion of the game.
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* TheAce: Successful as a pirate and privateer, Kenway proves this trait by achieving the same skills and techniques as the Assassins without any training whatsoever.
* TheAlcoholic: While described as a major drinker, he can only drink about five bottles worth before waking up in a bale of hay / pile of palm fronds. [[spoiler:Also slips into a bad DrowningMySorrows rut that extends even into his Animus loading sequence.]]
* AntiHero: He may ultimately be a good guy, but he's also still a {{pirate}} with all that entails.
** UnscrupulousHero: Prior to his eventual recruitment into the Assassins, he's OnlyInItForTheMoney. Also the first Assassin who's a criminal, whereas Altair, Ezio or Connor, despite committing crimes as assassins, start out either as citizens or medieval equivalents of political revolutionaries.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Following his HeroicBSOD, he joins the Assassins officially to atone for his past actions.]]
* {{Badass}}: Out of all the playable assassins, he has the most experience at the start of his game. Years before the game even starts, Edward was an incredibly agile veteran sailor, a MasterSwordsman, and, though never a captain himself, a pirate of such skill, ferocity, and reputation that experienced captains like Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold held him in high regard. Alongside them, he helped found, develop, and protect the pirate haven at Nassau in its formative years. Only after all that does the player get to control him, and it shows.
* BadassBeard: A bit of a scruffy one, but badass nonetheless.
* BadassFamily:
[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagTheTemplars The son of a sheep farmer, Edward Kenway becomes the founder of one. Himself a dangerous and daring pirate, his son Haytham, who he initially trained as an assassin, [[spoiler: becomes a dangerous Templar Grand Master]] while his grandson Connor or Ratohhnhake;ton becomes an Assassin and a major player in TheAmericanRevolution. As per ''Forsaken'', [[spoiler: his own daughter Jenny, who he refused to train as an assassin, ends up avenging her father's death by killing Reginald Birch, who orchestrated it.]]
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: [[spoiler: What the Kenways end up becoming. His daughter Jenny, a prized beauty, resents him for favouring Haytham as the heir of his Assassin heritage and becomes a spinster. His own son, Haytham ends up becoming a dangerous Templar Grand Master, a pawn to the man who killed his father and a scourge on the cause which Edward ended up adopting. [[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagOtherCharacters Edward's grandson Connor, becomes an assassin but raised in a culture far away from Edward's and ends up killing his own father. A far cry from the cohesive and loving Auditores.]]
* BerserkButton: A more HotBlooded Assassin than his predecessors, Edward is very irritable and takes little crap from anyone. Nonetheless there are a few things which enrages him. One is treachery, yelling furiously at [[spoiler: Benjamin Hornigold for casting his lot with the Templars.]] The other is the ImpliedThreat given by Governor Torres, when he reveals to him, [[spoiler: that he knows who he is and where he comes from as well as his wife.]]
* BritishAccents: Matt Ryan originally gave him a Mancunian accent, but the developers hearing Matt Ryan's South-West Welsh accent liked it enough to give Edward it instead.
* TheCasanova: Presented as this in the first trailer, wherein he beds two women and kills a man before taking the woman he was courting. Inverted in the game proper, however, he seems to be mostly loyal to his estranged wife Caroline, aside from an implied drunken OneNightStand with Anne Bonny.
** When he discusses his marriage to James Kidd[[spoiler: Mary Read]], the latter tells him not to discuss it with his crew as a married man doesn't fit the Pirate image needed to be a captain.
** At one point in the modern section, when discussing their upcoming product, the Abstergo Entertainment CEO lampshades the promotion of the game, noting that they need to make Edward a "ladies man", a James Bond type.
* DeadpanSnarker: While generally amicable to his friends, he does snark from time to time.
* DisappearedDad: To Jenny, unknowingly. [[spoiler: As per ''Forsaken" he ends up becoming this to Haytham after his death, when the latter was ten years old. The lack of a father figure in his teenage years led to Haytham latching on to Reginald Birch, his father's property manager, who he later learns orchestrated both his father's demise and his indoctrination to the Templar Order.]]
* DoomedByCanon: Next to everything about Edward's post-assassin life including ''how and when he dies'' was revealed in ''Assassin's Creed Forsaken'', the novelization of [[Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII III]].
* TheDreaded: Even the likes of Blackbeard and Calico Jack are afraid of him.
* [[spoiler:DrowningMySorrows: After Mary Read dies, all the guilt of his past actions catches up to him and he drinks himself to MushroomSamba levels, even stumbling around and being passed out in the Animus loading sequence.]]
* DualWielding: [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like son and grandson, like father.]] Edward wields two swords.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: He has two Hidden Blades.
** GunsAkimbo: Much like Connor, though Edward can carry up to four pistols, thereby letting him chain shots.
** SwordAndGun: As seen on the game's cover art.
** WalkingArmory: Much like all other assassins, with four pistols, two swords, a blowpipe and two Hidden Blades.
* AFatherToHisMen: Edward has been described as having a very close relationship with his crew, as evidenced by them cheering whenever he comes aboard. It helps that he recruits a good amount of them by rescuing them from the seas or from guards.
** [[spoiler: Inverted in the actual game however. Adewale frequently warns Edward that his selfish and mysterious actions are making the crew angry and upset. He ends up mutinied twice, first by Jack Rackham and then by Bartholomew Roberts who hijack his crew and ship while he's away. However, both times, the crew comes back and return him to the helm, preferring a competent and sane captain over Rackham and Roberts.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Edward's selfishness leads him to acquire this reputation throughout the game. He drives everyone away, including [[spoiler: his wife, his first mate Adewale, James Kidd, his own crew, the Templars and the Assassins, as well as fellow
family, pirates, Charles Vane and Benjamin Hornigold. The latter even warns him that the course he's walking will leave him alone. It is only when he realizes how much his actions have hurt other people and how much he depends on them that he starts to change.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: A rare semi-heroic example. Born poor, Edward Kenway starts as a simple sailor and privateer and is merely a member of a crew of the ship in the first sequence. Initially dismissed as a mere thug and mercenary by the Templars and the Assassins, he and his ship become the most dangerous force in the Carribean, lasting longer than the famous real-life pirates [[spoiler: and defeating Bartholomew Roberts. By the end of the game, Edward is the only pirate left]].
* GenerationXerox:
** Subverted retroactively. Haytham fights very similarly to his father Edward, the ancestor in this game. However, they ended up taking opposite sides.
** Played straight with Connor, however, as he fights much like his grandfather but did join the Assassins.
* GreatWhiteHunter: Considering Edward upgrades his gear through hunting stuff like sharks and whales, it's no surprise.
* GuileHero: Ranging from DeadPersonImpersonation to his skills as TheAce, he's a pretty clever guy.
* HairColors: He represents the first fair-haired, light-skinned lead character, which is in contrast to all previous assassins, who have darker, Mediterranean looks (presumably patterned after Desmond).
** BlondGuysAreEvil: It looks like he'll be at least this at first.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: After Mary Read dies, he mentally breaks down and [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] until Adéwalé finds him in Kingston and returns the Jackdaw to him.]]
* HotDad: He unknowingly fathered his daughter Jenny before sailing for the Caribbean in 1713, not discovering this until the end of the game. [[DisappearedDad Consequently]], she doesn't identify as a Kenway, but by her mother's surname.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: ''Forsaken'' paints him as one. After retiring, he becomes a stereotypical nobleman, who doesn't give the same training and attention to Jenny as he does to Haytham. He seeks to marry his daughter to a suitor and admirer she doesn't want while in his life as a pirate he had fought with the likes of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Towards the end of the book, Jenny notes that for all his talk of freedom, he proved to be a chauvinist in his treatment of his daughter]].
* InTheBlood: Edward doesn't actually become affiliated with the Assassins until late in the game, and never really receives formal training from them, at least until relatively late in his life. All his skills are largely self-taught, and their resemblance to Assassin techniques can be attributed to his Ezio lineage. Similar to his son, Haytham (who, as revealed in ''Forsaken'', never actually received formal Assassin training, either). [[spoiler: However Edward did intend Haytham to become an Assassin and was training him how to use a sword in the years before his death.]]
** Similarly, it seems that Connor picked up his grandfather's talent as a naval captain. He lampshades the same in the ''The Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC for Assassin's Creed III where he tells Robert Faulkner that he seems to have inherited his love for the sea from his grandfather who he, affectionately noted, "sailed for himself" rather than the Royal Navy.
* InTheHood: Like all Assassins. Though in his case he got the costume from Duncan Walpole, who he killed and tried to disguise himself as.
* ItsAllAboutMe: While he is kind at heart, a major theme of the game is Edward's inner turmoil between his inner selfishness and the selflessness demanded of Assassins.
** [[spoiler: Edward's obsession with becoming a "man of quality" despite his wife loving him for who he is, ultimately leads him to the Caribbean to search riches which he initially justifies as providing a better life for his wife. In the MushroomSamba sequence, he realizes that he wanted this for himself more than Caroline.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As befitting a pirate, he's a lot more mercenary than previous protagonists, and one of the most ruthless and somewhat amoral ones as well. Still, at his heart he's basically a decent guy you can root for.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Although an anti-hero with a good heart. Edward Kenway makes a living on piracy and plunder and not only goes unpunished by the Assassins, he ends up becoming a nobleman with a vast mansion and estates in England. While Assassins are deliberate outlaws, Edward is the first protagonist to profit from his actions.]]
* MyGirlBackHome: Edward's wife Caroline Scott who he writes irregular letters to. He hopes to make a fortune and rebuild their strained marriage. [[spoiler: This leads to a BittersweetEnding since his wife dies of illness but she leaves behind a daughter Jennifer, and the chance to atone by being a good father to her]].
* MultiMeleeMaster: In addition to his DualWielding.
** AnAxeToGrind: Can pick up and use Heavy Axes dropped by EliteMooks.
** KnifeNut: Can use throwing knives as well.
* OneManArmy: Like all AC protagonists, Edward can clear a large amount of enemies by himself in no time.
** Blackbeard claims to have seen him clear the deck of a Spanish galleon "like it weren't nothing."
** His combat style appears to be specifically tailored towards fighting multiple opponents at once.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: For the grand majority of the game, practically flaunting it whenever he gets a WhatTheHellHero The Assassins, meanwhile, call him out ''because'' of this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Spends almost ''the entire game'' doing this. It's not until the last act that he realizes what his choices have cost both him and the world, and resolves to right all his wrongs.
* {{Pirate}}: Started out as a privateer, but turned to piracy and sticks with it through the story's campaign.
** NinjaZombiePirateRobot: A Pirate Ninja, therefore.
* NotSoDifferent: As a pirate, Edward never misses an opportunity to point out the hypocrisy of his pursuers. A trigger-happy Naval Commander considers pirates to be parasites preying on honest people. Edward notes that the English King
and other Royals do the same.
** Edward is visibly disturbed however when [[spoiler: Laurens Prins, a slaver justifies his career in human traffic as being OnlyInItForTheMoney, the same justification Edward gives to people who criticize him]].
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* RagsToRiches : Edward's ultimate goal in life is to rise from his roots as a shepherd's son in Wales to become a "man of quality". [[spoiler: He succeeds in the end. Becoming an English nobleman with a wealthy wife and children raised in the life of aristocratic privilege. The Edward in the scene after the credits speaks with poise and dignity as compared to the one we see throughout the game. Though he still uses words like "posh gig" to his son. A hint of his former self.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Several of the characters in the game serve as parallels or counterparts to Edward. Edward starts out as a sailor turned privateer turned pirate(Benjamin Hornigold), becomes a pirate with his own ship by chance and coincidence(Bartholomew Roberts) and spurns honest living and conformity in search of the big score(Charles Vane) but ultimately hopes to retire(Blackbeard).
** Edward also has much in common with [[spoiler: Woodes Rogers]], who also suffers a failed marriage because of his work.
* SirSwearsALot: He doesn't cuss up a storm or anything, but he does have a regular [[PrecisionFStrike Precision J-Strike]] in the form of "[[CurseOfTheAncients Jaysus]]."
* TheSouthpaw: His primary sword arm appears to be his left.
* TattooedCrook: Picked up a number of tattoos sometime between leaving Bristol and the start of the game.
* ThemeNaming : Not Edward Kenway so much but the name of his ship ''Jackdaw'' continues the bird theme of the series. [[spoiler: In the drunken MushroomSamba sequence, Roberts]] retells Aesop's fable of The Eagle and the Jackdaw, which serves as an allegory of Edward's overreaching struggle to rise to something better, a Jackdaw "who'd have you believe he's an Eagle." Which fits his distant, not instant connection to the Assassins. Furthermore, Edward's son who he hoped to raise as an assassin, is called Haytham, Arabic for Young Eagle.
* WhatTheHellHero: Seems to get this a lot from various people, ranging from the Templars for their usual reasons, to James Kidd and the Assassins for his OnlyInItForTheMoney mentality, and even low-key ones from Adéwalé when Edward puts his ambitions before his crew.
* WildCard: For much of the game, Edward is unaligned with both the Templars and the Assassins, interested in [[spoiler:the Observatory]] solely for his own benefit. Unwittingly, he becomes embroiled in their conflict and seeks to use both factions for his own ends[[spoiler: until Mary Read and all his friends start dying around him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Assassinates both Lucia Marquez and Jing Lang.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of the gameplay videos shows Edward giving a DDT to a pirate.

!!Adéwalé
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/adewale_aciv_render_2159.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Tristan D. Lalla

The Quartermaster of the Jackdaw and Edward's right-hand man.
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* {{Badass}}: Is described as being Edward's equal in skill.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: When Edward is away, he keeps the Jackdaw in line. Even when Edward presumes to claim and name their ship the Jackdaw, Adéwalé calls it "''the sort of Rub I have learned to endure sailing among Faces of such... Fairness''." Edward agrees that their crew is too prejudiced to accept Adéwalé as Captain[[note]]without actually apologizing for his presumption of command[[/note]], so they agree that Adéwalé will at least be Quartermaster formally but TheConsigliere in practice due to Edward's admitted inexperience.
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BornIntoSlavery: "I was born in Trinidad, a slave from my first breath."
* ForGreatJustice: His motivation for joining the Assassins, deciding that fighting for justice and freedom with them is a better calling than being a pirate.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He stars in a DLC campaign called "Freedom's Cry", taking place 8 years after ACIV's story ends.
* InTheHood: Gains one in the DLC.
* TheLancer: Serves as the Quartermaster on the ship [[spoiler:until he leaves to join the Assassins]]... although as Edward admits, Adéwalé only wasn't Captain because their initial crew wouldn't accept him[[note]]due to what they both agree is the crew being racist[[/note]].
* OnlyOneName: If he does have a surname, he never mentions it.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Edward's red.
* ScaryBlackMan: To his enemies, at least.
* SergeantRock: What Adéwalé's ''de facto'' role is amongst the Jackdaw crew.
* WhatTheHellHero : The reason why Ade [[spoiler: resigns as First Mate from the Jackdaw. He can no longer tolerate Edward's selfishness and putting his own needs above everyone else. He joins the Assassin to forge his own path.]]

!!Duncan Walpole
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

An Assassin-turned-Templar that dies by Edward's hands and inadvertently sets him off on the whole adventure.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: His database entry makes it pretty clear his primary motivation is advancing his status in life.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: The Assassins don't bother Edward killing the treacherous Walpole at all. They do mind Edward, unwittingly giving the intelligence Walpole gathered to the Templars.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His were scrapped by Edward because he didn't know what they were until reaching Havana and being issued new ones.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Ends up being impersonated by Edward after his death. Helping matters was the fact that
* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]{{Turncoat}}: Betrayed the Assassins to join the Templars, intending to give them First Civilization artifacts, and apparently had the murder of Ah Tabai, the local Mayan Assassin Mentor, on his agenda.
* FalseFriend: To Ah Tabai, who Duncan came to in early 1715 and asked for personal training as a means of getting close to him and learning all about the West Indies Assassins in order to have a lot of information to turn over to the Templars.
* HairTriggerTemper: His database entry mentions his bad temper and impulsiveness several times.
* InTheHood: Given that Edward's uniform was looted from him, it's a given.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even ignoring his FaceHeelTurn details, he shoots at Edward even though he ''was'' trying to diffuse hostilities.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: His death kicks off the story, and while a few details are garnered from his encounter and from the Templars, little is learned beyond his FaceHeelTurn.

!!James Kidd[=/=][[spoiler: Mary Read]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia Morgan

A teenage boy, supposedly the bastard child of notorious pirate William Kidd, and one of the founders of the Nassau pirate republic, along with Kenway, Thatch, and Hornigold. He's also a close friend of Edward's and a member of the Assassins. [[spoiler: Is actually the famous female pirate, Mary Read, pulling a SweetPollyOliver]].
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* [[spoiler: ActionGirl: Albeit only overt about it after being forced to reveal herself to Rackham.]]
** [[spoiler:PregnantBadass: Was pregnant while trying to fend off the British that captured Rackham's crew. According to Anne Bonny, the father was a young man who was among the few sober enough to help fight, though he died during the battle.]]
* BadassesWearBandanas: Wears a bandana throughout the game, [[spoiler:and takes it off when revealing she is a woman]].
* TheConscience: Serves as this for Edward, always trying to get him to do the right thing and be more focused on helping others than helping himself. For much of the game Edward doesn't listen, meaning that the Assassins never let him join them. [[spoiler:Her death hits him the hardest by far and serves as the catalyst for Edward joining the Assassins and turning his life around in a way that would make her proud.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByChildBirth]]: [[spoiler:Dies due to sickness brought about after giving birth to her child. It's unknown what happened to her baby.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a number of things that provide clues to the spoilered tropes: [[spoiler:voice veers a bit too feminine at times, rather distinctive hips, crossing arms a lot (especially when close to other people), and on the mission just before the reveal, shoving Edward away after being tackled (the tackle animation placing hands very near the torso) and exclaiming "[[HatesBeingTouched Keep your Natty hands off me!]]"]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: The game strongly implies that later in his career when he was serving under Jack Rackham, Kidd was using Rackham as a puppet captain, given that Rackham himself couldn't captain his way out of a wet paper bag.
* ProfessionalKiller: Between being both an Assassin and a pirate.
* [[spoiler: ShipTease: There is considerable tension between Mary and Edward and several playful moments between them. Notably, the MushroomSamba sequence interchanges her with Edward's wife Caroline, signalling the level of importance she held for Edward in his life. Her death had a bigger impact on changing his life than his wife leaving him.]]
* [[spoiler:SweetPollyOliver: Spends most of the game masquerading as a teenage boy.]]
* [[spoiler:UnsettlingGenderReveal: Was forced to reveal her gender when Rackham threatened to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill her]]. Inverted when she reveals her identity to Edward; the reveal is actually downplayed, and neither the camera or the character dwells on it.]]
* [[spoiler:VasquezAlwaysDies: Dies from complications from childbirth while in British custody towards the end of the game, while Anne Bonny lives on for several more decades.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Kidd is utterly dedicated to the Assassin Order, which makes him frequently chew out Edward for valuing money over principals and for wearing Assassin robes.

!!Ah Tabai
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Mayan and the current Mentor of the Assassins in the West Indies.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As expected of the Assassins.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: While he does forgive Edward's transgressions against the Assassins, he nonetheless expresses that he's not welcome among the brotherhood. [[spoiler:At least, before he got his act together post-HeroicBSOD.]]
* InTheHood: In traditional Assassin fashion.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "The Hunter" in the Mayan language.
* TheMentor: For James Kidd, Adéwalé, and the West Indies Assassins as a whole.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: According to his database entry, his only recorded child died before the age of ten.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: With some support from James Kidd, he forgives Edward for his transgressions against the Assassins due to his help, while most Assassins from past games would have likely killed him. The database also mentions that he opened up his branch of the Assassin Order to all men and women, whatever their race or social status.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Does one about three-fourths of the way through the game, to free [[spoiler:Edward, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read from the Kingston prison. Sadly, Mary doesn't make it due to her failing health from childbirth and poor conditions in the prison]].
* TribalFacepaint: He has black and white facepaint running under his eyes and across his nose, as well as on his chin.

!!Antó
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Maroon Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Kingston.
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* BadassBaritone: He has one of the deepest voices in any of the games and is no slouch in combat.
* BadassBeard
* InTheHood
* OnlyOneName
* SlaveLiberation: His primary goal, even above advancing the Assassin's interests. Luckily for him, the two often go hand-in-hand.

!!Rhona Dinsmore
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Scottish Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Havana. She knew Edward from before he discovered she was an Assassin.
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* ActionGirl: Besides being an Assassin, it's implied she was a SweetPollyOliver pirate at one point.
* BadassesWearBandanas: A red one tied to encircle her head as opposed to covering it.
* BraveScot: She has a noticeable Scottish accent.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly in her first mission, where she cheerfully snarks about her situation as CasualDangerDialog.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Hilary Flint, the Templar hunting her. In-game dialogue and the database indicate that they had some kind of a relationship, but both were dedicated to the their respective Orders too much to betray them for each other.
* NoodleIncident: It's not explicitly stated how she and Edward know each other, but it's implied that she was once a SweetPollyOliver pirate, given a faint skull tattoo just above her breasts and Edward claiming that "I know you are no Stranger to a Man's Boots."
* ParentalAbandonment: Had a absent father and an uncaring alcoholic mother.
* ProfessionalKiller: As a member of the Assassins.
* TattooedCrook: She may have had a pirate past, judging from a faint skull tattoo located just above her breasts.

!!Upton Travers
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Nassau alongside his brother.
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* CainAndAbel: The Abel to his brother's Cain. Even though his brother broke the Creed and tried to kill him, Upton still can't bring himself to kill Vance and asks Edward to do it.
* DrowningMySorrows: He does not take the revelation that his brother is trying to kill him very well.
* InTheHood: A big hint that he wasn't a Templar like Vance said.

!!Vance Travers
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Master Assassin who runs the Assassins Bureau in Nassau alongside his brother.
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* CainAndAbel: The Cain to his brother's Abel. {{Lampshaded}} by Jing Ling, who criticizes Vance for hiring people to kill Upton instead of doing it himself like Cain.
* {{Turncoat}}: He betrays the Assassin Order out of love for Jing Ling and greed over the hidden treasure he and his brother's map leads to.

!!Opía Apito
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Taino Master Assassin who leads the Assassins in the Cayman Islands.
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* ActionGirl: What with being a female member of the Assassins.
* BadassCreed: In addition to following the Assassins Creed, she has her own personal one: "aji aya bom", meaning "better dead than a slave".
* BareYourMidriff: Her uniform is customized into a much more tribal design, complete with exposed midriff.
* DisappearedDad: She never met her father.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She has some wrappings around her ankles, but the soles of her feet are exposed to the ground.
* InTheHood: While her attire differs significantly from most Assassin uniforms, she still maintains a white hood.
* MeaningfulName: According to her database profile, her name is an amalgam for the Taino words meaning "eternity" and "ghost"
* MixedAncestry: She was raised by her Taino mother, while her father was a unknown Spaniard.
* ProfessionalKiller: As one would expect from a member of the Assassins.
* SoleSurvivor: She was the only member of her village that escaped being killed or enslaved when it was raided by the Spanish.
* TribalFacepaint: Has white paint over her upper face and a small streak on her chin.
* VerbalTic: She always refers to herself as "we"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Templars]]

!!Laureano de Torres y Ayala
-->'''Voiced By:''' Conrad Pla

The Spanish governor of Cuba, and a Templar Grand Master.
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* AffablyEvil: In keeping with his sympathetic well-intentions, he's genuinely courteous to allies and enemies alike.
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BarrierBoss/PuzzleBoss: The fight in the Observatory is about getting to a high enough spot to air assassinate him. Bullets just bounce off his shield.
* BigBad: He's the Grand Master of the Templars, natch.
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: Although Captain Roberts ends up being the real ArchEnemy to Kenway.]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Plans to find the Observatory and use it to find out the secrets of the most powerful people in the world.
* BlueBlood
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:Swapped his blood sample with that of a double so the Observatory wouldn't be used against him.]]
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Holds to the belief that those of exceptional talent should be allowed to advance regardless of race or gender.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is firmly against the very common practice of slavery.
** {{Hypocrite}}: A fellow Templar calls him out on disliking slavery while the Templars' plan involves enslaving everyone in the world. His response is that there is a difference between enslaving the mind and the body.
--->'''Torres:''' ''"A body enslaved inspires the mind to revolt. But enslave a man's mind and his body will follow on naturally. Efficiently."''
** Also his insistence that the [[spoiler:the other Templars put blood in the vials but exchanging his with another, shows that regardless of anyone else, he, personally, would like to be in charge.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Old, but that evil.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: After Kenway mortally wounds him and convinces Torres that his new convictions are strong, Torres compliments him with his final words.]]
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain: On the final mission, Kenway discovers that Torres tried using the Observatory without a crystal skull, activating a security system that left him trapped and decimated his forces. While the Observatory is reset by the end of the mission, Torres' actions nearly left the location strategically worthless to the Templars.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Being a skinny, elderly guy, he's not exactly going to put up much of a fight.
* RetiredBadass: He used to serve in the Spanish military.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like the Revolutionary War era Templars, he's got basically good intentions and can also be quite gracious towards his enemies, a far cry from the CardCarryingVillain Borgias and SmugSnake Abstergo Industries.
* [[spoiler:VillainRespect: His last words are to compliment Kenway on finally having strong convictions.]]

!!Woodes Rogers
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Shaun Dingwall

An English privateer and first Royal Governor of the Bahamas. Sincerely prefers diplomacy to violence, with his favored solution to the piracy problem being to offer them the King's Pardon in exchange for them laying down their arms (with the understanding that those who don't take the offer will be at the mercy of the King's Navy).
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* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: His assassination is presented this way... although it's later revealed that he was NotQuiteDead.]]
* AntiVillain
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassPacifist: Convinces pirates to submit peacefully in favour of a more violent approach.
* {{Determinator}}: There can be no denying Rogers strong will and bravery. Several times throughout the game people discuss in awe about how Rogers kept fighting in the battle where he was shot in the face, and he was only taken out of the battle by a leg injury that occurred hours later.
* TheDragon: To Governor Torres.
* DrowningMySorrows: When he is recalled to England, he gets extremely drunk at a party and angrily rails against the king and his wife, who had left him.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an ugly scar on his left cheek.
* HappyMarriageCharade: When first met, he claims his wife is well back in England and that they are still together, when she had really left him a couple years beforehand.
* NoRespectGuy: Despite how much he contributes to stopping piracy through merciful methods, his position as Governor is eventually revoked and he's recalled back to England.
* NobleDemon
* NotSoDifferent: Edward Kenway angrily notes that [[spoiler: Rogers started out as a privateer like the other pirates but shows no respect and consideration for the difficulties sailors go through in serving the Crown.]]
** In another way, both Edward and Rogers pay the prize of a failed marriage in exchange for the maritime ambitions.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: The end of the game reveals that he survived his assassination and returned to England, Edward expressing the intent to finish the job upon his own return.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Much prefers offering pirates the ability to live by taking the pardon than just rampantly slaughtering them like the Commodore.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!El Tiburon ("The Shark")
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Governor Torres' massive, armor-clad personal bodyguard.
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* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice.
* BaldOfEvil: Revealed when his helmet comes off.
* TheBrute: Pretty much only exists as a physical threat.
* ClimaxBoss: He's the only "boss" in the game who's tougher than just an [[EliteMooks Elite Mook]], [[spoiler: and is also the last proper boss you fight in the game]].
* ContractualBossImmunity: Averted. He can be assassinated with a one-hit-kill like any other character if you can manage to get behind him.
* TheVoiceless: As [[spoiler:El Tiburon is dying]], Kenway asks to hear his side of things if he's able to reply. Given that he doesn't it's implied he can't, [[spoiler:or he's too injured to]].
* WorthyOpponent: Kenway seems to consider him this, and even thanks him in his own words for "turning a Scoundrel into a Soldier".

!!Julien du Casse
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Alex Ivanovici

A French arms dealer for the Templar Order operating out of the West Indies.
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* ArmsDealer: Deals in muskets, cannons, and the sort.
* BattleTrophy: He has a collection of hidden blades that he took from Assassins he killed.
* [[spoiler:DyingCurse: Delivers one to Edward after being done in by him, in GratuitousFrench no less.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Worked as a slaver for awhile after deserting the French navy, but disliked it despite the money he was making and moved onto become a hired gun.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Almost veering into gravelly territory.
* FrenchJerk
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed by the same hidden blades he gave to Edward, and he even thanks Julien for them as he is dying.]]
* NiceHat: Wide-brimmed and everything.
* ProfessionalKiller: In addition to running guns for the Templars, he is Governor Torres' top hit-man.
* [[spoiler:StarterVillain: The first Templar to be assassinated by Kenway.]]

!!Hilary Flint
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A British aristocrat, his interest in explosives and affable nature earned him connections in military school that brought him to the attention of the Templars for recruitment. Flint was entrusted with one of the keys to the Templar armor and assigned to hunt down and kill Rhona Dinsmore, the head of the Assassins in Havana.

His genetic memories were used as an Animi Avatar by Abstergo Entertainment; for tropes related to his multiplayer persona, see The Navigator in that section.
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* AffablyEvil
* AlasPoorVillain: Rhona is visibly upset at having to kill him, and as he dies he expresses regret at how their situation turned out and strokes her cheek.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlackSheep: His interest in explosives and extensive studying alienated his parents and older brothers.
* BlueBlood
* EvilBrit
* FoeRomanceSubtext: In-game dialogue and the database indicate he and Assassin Rhona Dinsmore had some kind of relationship, but were not willing to betray their respective Orders for each other.

!!Jing Lang
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Chinese Templar, Lang married a Qing Dynasty General and became a skilled diplomatic advisor until a regime change forced her to flee China and become a pirate.
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* CunningLinguist: Her career as a diplomat was aided by having a flair for languages according to her database entry.
* DragonLady
* PirateGirl

!!Kenneth Abrahams
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A British military officer who joined the Templar Order to bring order and discipline to the world. He came into conflict with Antó, the leader of the Maroons and Assassins in Kingston.
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* BlueBlood
* CommandingCoolness

!!Lucia Márquez
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lucia_mrquez_aciv_render_6354.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

->''"My father saw such potential in these islands. Gold... industry... freedom... all of it squandered. You have not a clue how to use it. He could have brought you wealth."''

A Spanish orphan, Lucia supported her sisters by becoming a master thief. After a failed attempt to steal a horse from a high-ranking Templar, she was recruited and given advanced training to become one of their best agents. She holds one of the keys to the Templar armor, and is assigned to route out the Assassins in the Cayman Islands.

For tropes regarding her multiplayer persona Lady Black, refer to that section.
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* AvengingTheVillain: Although she had come to terms with her father's death and never knew him that well, she still attempted to avenge him while hunting the Tanio Assassin Opía Apito.
* DarkActionGirl
* DisappearedDad: Her father was Alejandro Ortega de Marquez, a Spanish adventurer who was away from Lucia and her sisters quite often and eventually died fighting the Tanio.
* NiceHat: The tricorne, a staple of the time period she lived in.
* ShowSomeLeg
* WhoWearsShortShorts
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pirates]]

!!Bartholomew Roberts
-->'''Voiced By:''' Oliver Milburn

->''"In all your Years out here, you could never achieve what I have done in one-fifth of the Time. Because you are a good Man, Edward. Goodness is your Disease..."''

Known in later eras as "Black Bart" and considered by many historians to have been the most successful pirate of all time. He becomes an associate of Kenway later in Kenway's pirate career.
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* AffablyEvil: Rather polite for a guy who, among other things, would [[spoiler:preemptively kill his own men before they'd GoMadFromTheRevelation of First Civilization technology]].
* BadassMoustache: Has a very distinctive handlebar moustache, [[spoiler:as does all his other incarnations.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Given the truth about his "Sage" nature, it comes as little surprise.]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: Competing against Governor Torres for the title, though Roberts has the lead, especially given his ties to the "modern times" narrative.]]
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Laments this in the end, but not for the usual reasons. [[spoiler:He's the {{reincarnation}} of Aita, a member of the First Civilization, so he was literally born too early to fulfill his mission of releasing Juno from her [[SealedEvilInACan can]].]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He never once makes any pretense of having scruples, and gleefully embraces all the most brutal elements of being a pirate when he realizes how much fun it is. As the quote above shows, he puts down Edward for not being bad enough to get what he wants.
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: When dying, he hands over the Crystal Skull to Edward and simply asks that his body be disposed of so the Templars don't get ahold of it.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from a seemingly harmless prisoner of the Templars to a pirate so fearsome that he becomes Kenway's equivalent in reputation over the course of one year. He himself affirms this view by noting that that it's "better to be a commander than a common man."
* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination : As a reincarnated figure of a First Civilization being, Roberts qualifies. Inverted, as unlike other abominations, he has no special powers and his body lives and dies like any human.]]
* [[spoiler: HumanityIsInfectious: Although a millennia old being, Aita as Roberts gets into the pirate role with relish, and even discusses with Edward how he created a Pirate Code for his crew, talking with giddy excitement how awesome being a Pirate is.]]
* IHaveManyNames: He is referred to as The Sage for most of the storyline, then goes by Roberts, [[spoiler: shows up in the present day with the exact same moustache and one more name, and refers to himself by his original handle once: Aita.]]
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: His mismatched blue and yellow-brown eyes [[spoiler:and BadassMoustache]] give away his identity as a Sage.
* ShadowArchetype : Serves as this to Edward Kenway. [[spoiler: Both come from Wales. Both become fearsome pirates by chance and accident. And near the end, they are the last two pirates of the Golden Age, outlasting their contemporaries. Also their mutual WildCard status with regards to the Assassin-Templar conflict.]]
* NotAfraidToDie: Several times he tells Edward that his goal is "a merry life, and a short one", but he doesn't actively go out seeking to die.
* [[spoiler: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is a sort of "sleeper agent" for the Ancients, specifically Juno. His memories are somehow scattered amongst humanity's collective [=DNA=], and are reborn into a new host body every era or so. His dialogue explicitly identifies himself with Aita, Juno's lover.]]
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Is notably absent from the game's promotional material, which focused heavily on the more famous Blackbeard instead. Despite turning out to be a major character and ultimately [[spoiler: the BigBad]].
* TheUnfettered: The revelation that he was [[spoiler:working for slaver Laurens Prins]] paints him as a man with few scruples.
* WildCard: The most prominent character in the series who is aligned with neither the Assassins or the Templars, [[spoiler: and ultimately becomes a threat to both groups.]]
* WorthyOpponent: How he feels about Edward, the only [[spoiler:human]] he accepts as being an equal. He even laments that [[spoiler:Juno might have far more use for Edward than his present reincarnation.]]
** Assassin's Creed III proves him right as Edward's grandson Connor [[spoiler: plays a major, if unwitting, role in ensuring Juno's return]]

!!Edward Thatch, a.k.a. Blackbeard
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Mark Bonnar

->''"Give your quarry something to ''fear''. Some hellish thing from a fevered dream. And then...they'll drop to their knees, ''pleading for their Lord''."''

An infamous pirate, Blackbeard preyed on ships throughout the West Indies and the American Colonies aboard his vessel, the ''Queen Anne's Revenge''.
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* {{Badass}}: A fearsome pirate.
* BadassBeard: Duh.
* BritishAccents: Native Bristolian Edward Thatch AKA Blackbeard is voiced with an applicable Somerset accent. For clarity, this region is the source of the requisite "Arr, me hearties!" pirate accent.
** TalkLikeAPirate: Justified, as explained above.
* CaptainColorbeard: One of the {{Trope Codifier}}s in RealLife.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is a little freaked out how brutal Edward can be. Justified in that the real Blackbeard, while merciless, was not particularly bloodthirsty and preferred peaceful surrender.
** [[spoiler: In the game proper, he kills a British soldier simply to find medicines for the pirates at Nassau and is quite sad about having to kill just to survive.]]
* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath]]: Even by the standards of the series, [[spoiler: Blackbeard's death is incredibly violent, he gets cut up and oozes blood all over his body before...]]
* [[spoiler: GoryDiscretionShot: ...shows his hat fluttering and body falling, signalling his decapitation.]]
* LargeHam: [[InvokedTrope Purposefully so]], he acts off the rails to instill fear in his quarry (see the quote).
* LighterAndSofter: Most depictions of Blackbeard paint him as a famous villain. While no saint, Edward Thatch is considerably more genial and likable, a BigBrotherMentor to Edward and the other Pirates. [[spoiler: His passing is eeven lamented by Charles Vane who he was otherwise at odds with.]]
* TheMentor: He appears to be one of sorts for Edward.
* MrExposition: Tells all about Edward Kenway in the reveal trailer.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* {{Pirate}}: Obviously.
* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: Dies during his retirement party from piracy in combat.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Here his surname is Thatch but often in some text it's also spelled as Teach. Other variations are Thach, Thache, Thack, Tack, Thatche and Theach. {{Lampshaded}} in-universe; an officer discussing Blackbeard thinks it's Teach before being corrected by his informant.
* SwordAndGun: In his concept art he's seen wielding both.

!!Benjamin Hornigold
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Ed Stoppard

An English pirate turned pirate-hunter who pursued his former allies on behalf of the Governor of the Bahamas.
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* BadassLongcoat: A nice blue one that makes him look comparatively regal to the rest of his peers.
* EvilCounterpart: Ends up becoming this to Edward Kenway: both were key members of founding Nassau and eventually became disgusted by how it turned out and searched for an alternative. Edward ended up joining the Assassins, while Horngold [[spoiler:became a Templar]].
** Although technically as per the laws of the time, Hornigold is the GoodCounterpart.
* GentlemanThief: Described as a "gentleman pirate".
* GenreSavvy: Upon seeing the ''Jackdaw'' in Kingston, Horngold [[spoiler:yells out to Edward that he knows he is listening to him and the other Templars and calls out for a large number of guards]].
* HazyFeelTurn: Accepts Woodes' pardon, turning on his fellows and becoming a pirate hunter. [[spoiler: Also goes from being an associate of Kenway's to a member of the Templars]].
* LesCollaborateurs/TheQuisling/TurnCoat: [[spoiler: How Charles Vane and Edward Kenway see him. The latter is considerably furious at his treachery.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:Upon becoming a Templar]], Hornigold talks about [[spoiler:order, purpose and discipline. Which foreshadows Haytham's DefiantToTheEnd speech in Assassin's Creed III]].
* NobleDemon: He'd never attack a British flag and followed a strict code of honor.
** [[spoiler: Along with Haytham Kenway, he's one of the more sympathetic Templars in the series, and towards the end he makes a good point about how much Edward's actions have screwed up the world.]]
* {{Pirate}}: As Blackbeard puts it, a pirate none too proud to call himself one.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Is visibly distrustful of Adéwalé due to being African, and he openly criticizes Edward for letting Adéwalé carry weapons. He later on has no problems with operating a slave galleon despite [[spoiler: joining the Templars, a nominally anti-slavery organization]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: How he first viewed the "pirate republic" at Nassau, until he becomes disgusted by how it turned out. [[spoiler: He then turns to the Templars as a means to bring order to the world]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: How Hornigold and Edward feel about each other after the former's betrayal. Edward displays rare fury during Hornigold's death scene, while the latter warns him that the pirate life will leave him all alone.]]
** However, [[spoiler: at the end of the game, Edward posthumously makes peace with Hornigold, placing him in the table with the other pirates who had died for their lives.]]

!!Anne Bonny
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A famous Irish female pirate, it is recorded she had red hair and was considered a [[MsFanservice "good catch"]], but may have had a fiery temper.
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* ActionGirl: After being recruited into Calico Jack's crew.
** PregnantBadass: Was pregnant while trying to fend off the British attacking Jack's drunken crew.
* BattleCouple: With Calico Jack, below. Also with [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/3/4296282/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-story-of-sex-and-repentance-outlined Edward Kenway]] at some point.
* BettyAndVeronica: Serves as the Betty to Mary Read's Veronica.
* FieryRedhead: She's immediately identifiable by her long red hair.
* FightingIrish: Between being an ActionGirl and FieryRedhead, the accent seals the deal.
* [[spoiler:TheLancer: To Edward Kenway after Adéwalé leaves to join the Assassins.]]
* {{Pirate}}: Served as a barmaid until James Kidd helped her expand her horizons.
** PirateGirl: UrExample alongside Mary Read.
* PlotArmor: Whatever happens to her in the game, she won't die until 1782, around the same time Connor kills Charles Lee.
* ShipTease: Along with TrailersAlwaysLie. Promotional materials and developer interviews [[spoiler: suggested that she and Edward would have a romance at some point. In the game proper, Mary Read has a bigger impact on Edward's life, while Anne becomes Edward's first mate at the end of the game. Edward does ask Anne to come to England with him but she refuses and stays in the Carribbean.]]
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Fell in love with Mary Read thinking she was a man, prompting an UnsettlingGenderReveal.

!!Jack Rackham aka Calico Jack
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-->'''Voiced By:''' O.T. Fagbenle

An English pirate, Rackham is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag - a skull with crossed swords - which contributed to the popularization of the design, and for having two female crew members (Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny).
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* [[spoiler: AlasPoorVillain: Edward notes that despite Jack being traitorous and worthless as a sailor, he didn't want to see him hanged with his bones in a cage.]]
* BattleCouple: With Anne.
* ButtMonkey: Is by far the dumbest and most ineffectual member of Edward Kenway's pirate associates. It's strongly suggested that Mary Read was using him as a puppet captain.
* TheDogBitesBack: His mutiny of Charles Vane after constant(and justified) abuse at his hands, has shades of this.
* DirtyCoward: His defining characteristic. [[spoiler: When he was finally captured, he was hiding below deck with the rest of the crew while Mary Read and Anne Bonny were fighting the navy as BackToBackBadasses]].
* EasilyForgiven: After his mutiny against Edward and Charles Vane, the rest of the pirates beat him up a bit, but then let him back into their ranks with little fanfare.
* RedBaron: His nickname derived from his calico fabric costumes.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Thinking Anne Bonny was two-timing him with Mary Read, he threatened to kill the latter before being let in on [[SweetPollyOliver her secret]].
* TheMutiny: He deposed Charles Vane (and Edward Kenway as well) for captaincy of ''The Ranger''.
* {{Pirate}}: A famous real-life pirate.
* TooDumbToLive: He gets smacked around by Charles Vane for smoking a pipe while sitting on top of a barrel of gunpowder.
* UrExample: He designed the famous Jolly Roger flag.

!!Charles Vane
-->'''Voiced By:''' Ralph Ineson

An infamous English pirate, he preyed upon English and French shipping alike. Vane was infamous for his cruelty toward the crews of captured vessels.
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* AxCrazy: The most trigger happy of the Pirate community and the one most at ease with violence.
* AtLeastIAdmitIt: His justification for his ax-crazy, wild uninhibited actions. That the other pirates didn't have what it took to live the pirate's life.
* ColdBloodedTorture: His specialty.
* CryForTheDevil: Seeing him [[spoiler:struggling in prison, with his will broken even makes Edward sympathetic to his plight. In the final, daydream vision of his pirate comrades, Edward includes Charles smiling and at peace, signifying that he has forgiven him.]]
* TheDreaded: The cruelest pirate of them all, fear of Vane drew all commerce to a halt in the area in which he operated.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's voiced by Ralph Ineson, who's known for his very deep voice.
* [[spoiler: HowTheMightyHaveFallen: In-universe, he goes from a feared and terrible pirate captain to a comical buffoon marooned on an island. The last we see him is in prison, a pathetic shell of a man blubbering in his SanitySlippage.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His constant mistreatment of Calico Jack and his crew leads him to be mutinied in a humiliating manner. The crew are tired of his senseless violence and bad treatment.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In another way, he's NotSoDifferent from Edward.
* LargeHam: Devolves into an over-the-top one, when[[spoiler: he and Edward are stranded on an island. He behaves like a man-child, letting Edward hunt food which he steals from his plate.]]
* KickTheDog: He shoots a helpless surrendering sailor and fires and sinks a merchant's ship, ForTheLulz. When chasing a slave ship, Adewale is appalled at his reckless firing which could endanger the innocent lives below deck. The latter could be considered his MoralEventHorizon.
* NeckSnap: Executed at Port Royal via hanging.
* NeverMyFault: Charles Vane blames [[spoiler: Jack Rackham's mutiny on Edward Kenway rather than his own MistreatmentInducedBetrayal.]]
* {{Pirate}}
* ReignOfTerror
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage: While he was already AxCrazy, he ''really'' slips over the edge following Rackham's mutiny, almost to comical levels until he finds some guns and starts shooting at Edward in paranoia instead of using them to hunt.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He showed scant respect for the pirate code, cheating his own crews out of their fair share of plunder and killing surrendered sailors after promising them mercy.
* StopBeingStereotypical: Pirates see themselves as poor sailors fending for themselves and taking charge of their lives. The rest of the world sees them as dangerous and evil criminals. Charles Vane gives the rest of the world what they want to see, much to the distaste of Edward Kenway, Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold.
** [[spoiler: Edward even remarks to Vane that Hornigold (after becoming a Templar and pirate hunter) was right about people like him, that his violent actions made it worse for everyone. Vane simply gives a AtLeastIAdmitIt comeback noting that Edward and the others didn't have what it takes to live a pirate's life.]]
* TheUnfettered: Charles Vane takes the Pirate lifestyle to its logical conclusion, even to a villainous HonorBeforeReason level, where he [[spoiler: refuses to take Woodes Rogers' pardon]]. He chooses to be a pirate simply to live free, where [[spoiler: Hornigold would rather conform and Blackbeard would rather retire.]]

!!Stede Bonnet
-->'''Voiced By:''' James Bachman

A wealthy landowner from Barbados who turned to a life of piracy.
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* {{Adorkable}}[=/=]BigFun: A bit of a ninny, but exuberant and cheerful enough to be endearing.
* BritishStuffiness: Enough that Blackbeard told him to "wash the hayseed from his hair."
* InelegantBlubbering: During his execution, he begged and pleaded not to be hung.
* StockBritishPhrases: "Dash my buttons!"
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[[folder:Other]]

!!Laurens Prins
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Dutch slaver intending to ransom Roberts to the Templars.
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* DieLaughing: His last moments are amusement at Edward's OnlyInItForTheMoney reason for killing him.
* EvilOldFolks: He's a very old man who's prolific enough a slaver to be on the Assassins' hit list despite not being a Templar.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One slave calls him out on it.
-->'''Laurens''': Stand your Ground, Slave! And face corporal Punishment like a Man.\\
'''Slave''': Why act like a Man now when you have denied me that Right for thirty YEARS!
* {{Jerkass}}: To the point where even the Templars hate having to deal with him.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Torres asks if he bothers converting his slaves to Christianity:
-->'''Laurens''': Is it not a Sin to enslave a fellow Christian? Therefore, to transmute the Slave's Soul from Animal to Man would be tantamount to inviting one's Cattle to the Dinner Table.
* {{Pirate}}: In the 1650's he sailed as privateer fighting the Spanish on behalf of the British, although most of the time he didn't have a letter of marque.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his dying breath, Prins justifies his career as a slaver as driven solely by profit. The same justification that Edward had used throughout the game.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: If his status as a slaver isn't enough of a giveaway, read some of his quotes.

!!Caroline Scott-Kenway
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Edward's first wife, who he left home in England in search of wealth and glory in the Carribean.
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* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: Dies while Edward is out at sea. Tragically, just as he was about to return to England and fix their marriage.]]
* HappilyMarried: They were at first. But Edward's recklessness and pressure from her parents leads her to leave him.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her parents don't think too highly of Edward. [[spoiler: Much to her disappointment, Edward doesn't do much to prove them wrong, frequently chasing one zany, get-rich-quick scheme over the other.]]
* DeterminedHomesteadersWife: She is contented to live beside Edward on a farm. But Edward has bigger plans which she wants no part of.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the flashback scenes as Edward walks away, [[spoiler:she can be seen holding her belly.]]
** When Governor Torres meets [[spoiler: a captured Edward at Havana, he notes that he's heard that his wife is very beautiful but is not keeping well which understandably pushes Edward's BerserkButton]]
* MyGirlBackHome: Edward believes his adventure and career in the Navy will repair their marriage and he writes frequent letters back home. [[spoiler: Subverted, as his lack of a fixed address means Caroline had no means to call him to tell him that she was pregnant and had given birth to their daughter and that she was sick.]]
* [[spoiler: SomeoneToRememberHimBy:]] A non-fatal example. [[spoiler: After Edward leaves her, she gives birth to their daughter, who she has no means of announcing to Edward.]]
* UnableToSupportAWife: She marries Edward despite this, something which he is painfully aware of and ultimately leads him to seek out a fortune in the Carribean, at the cost of their marriage.

!!Jennifer Scott
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Edward Kenway's [[spoiler:daughter by his first wife Caroline Scott. She was born shortly after Edward sailed for the Carribean. Since he never gave a fixed return address to his wife, he doesn't learn of her existence until after her death, meeting his daughter for the first time at the end of the game.]] Much of her backstory and later life are revealed in the tie novel ''Assassin's Creed: Forsaken" by Oliver Bowden.
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* ActionGirl: What she wanted to be. [[spoiler: She briefly becomes one towards the end of ''Forsaken'']]
* TheCutie: Young Jenny [[spoiler:at the end of the game, ''Black Flag''.]]
** [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie: Jennifer Scott does not have a pleasant adult life to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:DisappearedDad: For much of her childhood, her father was absent, not even aware of her existence. They meet only at the end of ''Black Flag'']]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: As a young girl, she wanted a life of adventure and fun and later hoped that Edward would train her as an assassin. Instead Edward wanted her to marry a nobleman and live a comfortable life while Haytham would follow in his father's footsteps. This understandably made her cooler and resentful at her brother.]]
* [[spoiler: MadeASlave: On the night of her father's death, Reginald Birch kidnapped her and sold her to Turkish slavers. She lived in the Topkapi Palace and Damascus as a concubine well into her middle years.]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAndRevenge: Her anger at the fate dealt to her by Birch leads her to participate in the attack at his chateau and land the killing blow.]]
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Older Jenny is resentful of her father for not training her and for making a poor decision in engaging her with Reginald Birch, as well as Haytham becoming a Templar and betraying his father's hopes for him.]]
* {{Took a Level in| Jerkass}} IceQueen: [[spoiler: Far more colder and harsh as an adult as seen in the post-credits scene, rudely brushing away a young man making an understandable error in calling her by her father's last name. Her father notes that while he may forgive him, Jenny will not. Haytham also notes in ''Forsaken'' that his sister was very teasing and cool to her brother growing up.]]
* [[spoiler: YouKilledMyFather: Jenny hates Birch for orchestrating Edward's death and ends up pushing Reginald into a wall with a sword sticking out, killing him.]]
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[[folder:Multiplayer
[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagMultiplayerCharacters Multiplayer characters]]

!!The Adventurer (Alejandro Ortega de Márquez)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolSword: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat

!!The Buccaneer (Parry Crowther)
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* BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
* DreadlockWarrior
* HooksAndCrooks: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Cutthroat (Adrien Flood)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassMustache
* CoolMask
* HighCollarOfDoom: A minor version.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Dandy (Comte Alphonse de Marigot)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassLongcoat
* TheDandy: Seeing as it's his title...
* ClassyCravat
* EyepatchOfPower: Unlike the others', which seem purely aesthetic, his looks to be concealing a nasty wound.
* HooksAndCrooks: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat: Can be customized to wear one.
* SharpDressedMan

!!The Duelist (Renaldo Aguilar)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil: Has a rather sinister-looking face.
** BadassMustache
* {{Expy}}: He resembles the Nobleman and Barber from ''Brotherhood'' a little, particularly in facial structure.
* CoolSword
** RoyalRapier: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* MasterSwordsman: If his name is anything to go by.

!!The Firebrand (Dominique Jean)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: From what little we've seen of her, she appears barefoot in her default appearance.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be her specialty weapon.

!!The Huntsman (William de Saint-Prix)

Returning from Assassin's Creed III.
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!!The Jaguar
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* AnimalThemeNaming
* BadassNative
* DownloadableContent

!!The Lady Black (Lucia Márquez)
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* {{Badass}}
** ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
** BadassLongcoat
* DownloadableContent: A "Vengeful Daughter" costume can be unlocked through Uplay.
* {{Expy}}: Her resemblance to the Corsair and Red Coat from previous iterations is uncanny, to the point that, when the first promotional images were released, some people thought she was simply the Corsair with shorter hair.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one in her unlockable costume, the "Vengeful Daughter".
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be her specialty weapon.
* PirateGirl: A textbook example, in appearance at least.
* SmokingBarrelBlowout: Does this in her animation when selected as the player character.

!!The Mercenary (Kumi Berko)
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassesWearBandanas
* DownloadableContent: [[PreOrderBonus Pre-ordering]] from Amazon gives a Stede Bonnet outfit for him to wear.
* EyepatchOfPower
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He's got multiple scars on his chest and stomach.
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: While not shirtless per say - he wears an opened jacket - he doesn't seem shy about showing off his pectorals.

!!The Navigator (Hillary Flint)
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* DownloadableContent: Certain editions of the game include a "treasure hunter" costume for him to wear.
* GunsAkimbo: Appears to be his specialty weapon.

!!The Night Stalker (Joe)

Returning from Assassin's Creed III.
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!!The Orchid
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* DownloadableContent
* DragonLady

!!The Physician (Edmund Judge)
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* DeadlyDoctor
* {{Expy}}: The next in line to fill the role of DeadlyDoctor, as the Doctor, the Ottoman Doctor and the Mountebank have done in previous iterations.
* HighCollarOfDoom
* KnifeNut: Appears to be his specialty weapon.
* NiceHat

!!The Puppeteer (Felicia Moreno)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* BeautyMark: Concept art of her customizations seems to suggest you can give her this.
* CoolMask
** [[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Woman]]: Possibly.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: She wears a pretty nice necklace.
* {{Expy}}: She resembles the Hellequin from ''Brotherhood''.
* EyepatchOfPower: Can be customized to wear one.
* KnifeNut: Appears to be her specialty weapon. In promotional images she [[DualWielding wields two]], but this looks to be another case of the Ottoman Jester and the Coyote Man (depicted with two knives in promotional images, utilized only one in gameplay).
* NiceHat
* OfCorsetsSexy
* ThighHighBoots

!!The Rebel (Ferreira de Ortega)
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* ActionGirl / DarkActionGirl
* AnAxeToGrind: Appears to be her specialty weapon.
* BareYourMidriff
* BodyPaint: Her forearms are decorated with intricate henna.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Earrings, armbands, necklaces... You name it, she's got it.
* NiceHat: Looks like a long piece of fabric that's wound several times around her head.

!!The Wayfarer (Manuel Mendoza)
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* AlliterativeName
* AnAxeToGrind: One of his secondary weapons.
* DropTheHammer: Uses a club as his specialty weapon.
* KnifeNut: One of his secondary weapons.
* NiceHat: His basic hat is a wide-brimmed one that covers much of his face, similar to the Preacher from ''Assassin's Creed III''. His others are a tricorne and a large stetson, folded on one side.

[[/folder]]
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* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler: Far more colder and harsh as an adult as seen in the post-credits scene. Rudely brushing away a young man making an understandable error in calling her by her father's last name. Her father notes that while he may forgive him, Jenny will not. Haytham also notes in ''Forsaken'' that his sister was very teasing and cool to her brother growing up.]]


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* {{Took a Level in| Jerkass}} IceQueen: [[spoiler: Far more colder and harsh as an adult as seen in the post-credits scene, rudely brushing away a young man making an understandable error in calling her by her father's last name. Her father notes that while he may forgive him, Jenny will not. Haytham also notes in ''Forsaken'' that his sister was very teasing and cool to her brother growing up.]]
9th Nov '13 12:03:23 PM Ciara13
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* AlasPoorVillain: Rhona is upset at having to kill him, and as he dies expresses regret at how their situation turned out.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Rhona is visibly upset at having to kill him, and as he dies he expresses regret at how their situation turned out.out and strokes her cheek.



* EvilBrit



* AvengingTheVillain: Although she had come to terms with her fathers death and never knew him that well, she still attempted to avenge him while hunting the Tanio Assassin Opía Apito.

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* AvengingTheVillain: Although she had come to terms with her fathers father's death and never knew him that well, she still attempted to avenge him while hunting the Tanio Assassin Opía Apito.
9th Nov '13 11:37:43 AM ArthurS
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* BadassFamily: The son of a sheep farmer, Edward Kenway becomes the founder of one. Himself a dangerous and daring pirate, his son Haytham, who he initially trained as an assassin, [[spoiler: becomes a dangerous Templar Grand Master]] while his grandson Connor or Ratohhnhake;ton becomes a major player in TheAmericanRevolution. As per ''Forsaken'', [[spoiler: his own daughter Jenny, who he refused to train as an assassin, ends up avenging her father's death by killing Reginald Birch, who orchestrated it.]]

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* BadassFamily: The son of a sheep farmer, Edward Kenway becomes the founder of one. Himself a dangerous and daring pirate, his son Haytham, who he initially trained as an assassin, [[spoiler: becomes a dangerous Templar Grand Master]] while his grandson Connor or Ratohhnhake;ton becomes an Assassin and a major player in TheAmericanRevolution. As per ''Forsaken'', [[spoiler: his own daughter Jenny, who he refused to train as an assassin, ends up avenging her father's death by killing Reginald Birch, who orchestrated it.]]



* BerserkButton: A more HotBlooded Assassin than his predecessors, Edward is very irritable and takes little crap from anyone. Nonetheless there are a few things which enrages him. One is treachery, yelling furiously at [[spoiler: Benjamin Hornigold for casting his lot with the Templars.]] The other is the ImpliedThreat given by Governor Torres, when he reveals to him, [[spoiler: that he knows who he is and where he comes from as well as his wife.]]



** In another way, both Edward and Rogers pay the prize of a failed marriage in exchange for the maritime ambitions.



* WorthyOpponent: How he feels about Edward, the only [[spoiler:human]] he accepts as being an equal. He even laments at his end that [[spoiler:Juno might have far more use for Edward than his present reincarnation.]]

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* WorthyOpponent: How he feels about Edward, the only [[spoiler:human]] he accepts as being an equal. He even laments at his end that [[spoiler:Juno might have far more use for Edward than his present reincarnation.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his dying breath, Prins justifies his career as a slaver as driven solely by profit.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his dying breath, Prins justifies his career as a slaver as driven solely by profit. The same justification that Edward had used throughout the game.]]



* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: Dies while Edward is out at sea. Tragically, just as he was about to return to England and fix their marriage.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the [[spoiler: flashback scenes]], as Edward walks away, she can be seen holding her belly.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the [[spoiler: flashback scenes]], scenes as Edward walks away, she [[spoiler:she can be seen holding her belly. belly.]]
9th Nov '13 11:20:36 AM ArthurS
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EdwardEdward's first wife, who he left home in England in search of wealth and glory in the Carribean.


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* HappilyMarried: They were at first. But Edward's recklessness and pressure from her parents leads her to leave him.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her parents don't think too highly of Edward. [[spoiler: Much to her disappointment, Edward doesn't do much to prove them wrong, frequently chasing one zany, get-rich-quick scheme over the other.]]
* DeterminedHomesteadersWife: She is contented to live beside Edward on a farm. But Edward has bigger plans which she wants no part of.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one of the [[spoiler: flashback scenes]], as Edward walks away, she can be seen holding her belly.
** When Governor Torres meets [[spoiler: a captured Edward at Havana, he notes that he's heard that his wife is very beautiful but is not keeping well which understandably pushes Edward's BerserkButton]]
* MyGirlBackHome: Edward believes his adventure and career in the Navy will repair their marriage and he writes frequent letters back home. [[spoiler: Subverted, as his lack of a fixed address means Caroline had no means to call him to tell him that she was pregnant and had given birth to their daughter and that she was sick.]]
* [[spoiler: SomeoneToRememberHimBy:]] A non-fatal example. [[spoiler: After Edward leaves her, she gives birth to their daughter, who she has no means of announcing to Edward.]]
* UnableToSupportAWife: She marries Edward despite this, something which he is painfully aware of and ultimately leads him to seek out a fortune in the Carribean, at the cost of their marriage.
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