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This article is about characters from VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI or other characters from TheMiddleAges. For the game-unspecific cast, here's [[Characters/AssassinsCreed the main index]].

!!The Assassins
!!!Introduced in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''

[[folder:Alta´r Ibn-La'Ahad]]
!!Alta´r Ibn-La'Ahad
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[[caption-width-right:300: [[NecessarilyEvil A small sacrifice to save many. It is necessary.]]]]
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Philip Shahbaz (''Assassins Creed I''), Cas Anvar (''Assassins Creed Revelations'')

->''"When I was very young, I was foolish enough to believe that our Creed would bring an end to all these conflicts. If only I had possessed the humility to say to myself, I have seen enough for one life, I've done my part. Then again, there is no greater glory than fighting to find the truth."''

The player character of the first ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}'' game. After a horrible mistake that cost the Assassin Order many lives, he has to redeem himself by assassinating nine key figures of the Holy Lands to end the Third Crusade. Eventually became the Mentor and leader of the Assassins Order in his time, revolutionizing the way the Order operated.
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* AnimalMotifs: Has the strongest Eagle Motif of all the playable Assassins. Hell, even his ''first name'' means "the free eagle."
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: At first, he is the most arrogant Assassin in the Order because he is the best Assassin in the Order.[[CharacterDevelopment Eventually he learns that there is more to being an Assassin then just taking lives.]]
* ArcWords: Al Mualim's [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]] come to define Alta´r's entire life and quest:
-->'''Al Mualim:''' I [[AsTheGoodBookSays applied my heart to know wisdom]], and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By the end of the first game, he [[spoiler:becomes the Grand Master of the Levantine Assassin Brotherhood]].
* TheAtoner: His primary role through the first game. After he screwed up big time, he has to seek redemption by assassinating nine head figures of the Holy Lands.
* AuraVision: The Eagle Vision.
* {{Badass}}: Centuries after he died, he is still considered one of the best Assassins who ever lived.
** BadassBeard: Grows one as he gets older.
** BadassGrandpa: Was still quite skilled with a sword in his sixties, though by his 80's he no longer has the stamina to freerun. The simple fact that he, an Assassin, lived to be ''92'' years old, in a time where the average lifespan was much lower, is a testament to his badassery.
* BreakTheHaughty: What Al Mualim does after his mistake at the beginning of the first game. What life itself does for pretty much the rest of his life.
** BreakTheCutie: Basically what his life did to him when he was an 11 year old kid. He watched his dad being executed by beheading, his best friend's father committed suicide in his room and said best friend eventually antagonized him because he told him the truth of what happened to his father. Yeah, he's had it rough.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Does this to Al Mualim, twice.
** First when he demands to know how his victims are connected.
--->'''Al Mualim:''' I have offered you a chance to restore your lost honor.\\
'''Alta´r:''' Not 'lost,' ''taken'' by you, and you set me to fetch it again like some damn dog! You said the answer to my question will arise when I no longer need to ask it, so I will not ask. I ''demand'' to know what binds these men!
** Second, when [[spoiler:he turned out to be a manipulative and power hungry Templar]].
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: [[spoiler: Al Mualim refrains from killing him in order to use him to kill his Templar brothers around the Holy Land. Robert de Sable even outright states that with his death, Al Mualim will be disposing of Alta´r soon enough]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Alta´r eventually comes to understand the true meaning of the Assassin's Creed, though it takes a great deal of punishment to get him there.
* CombatPragmatist: Remember, "everything is permitted" includes everything in combat.
** Contrary to part of their Creed, everything ''wasn't'' permitted (for example, poison). Several Codex pages in ''AC II'' show that Alta´r fixed that.
* CradlingYourKill: He's quite fond of it.
* DatingCatwoman: His attraction to Maria has shades of this. Especially in ''Bloodlines'' when he shows patience and tolerance to her that is quite unexpected of an ImplacableMan.
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
* DotingParent: It's shown that he's very close to his sons Darim and Sef, and was deeply embittered by the fact that [[spoiler:Sef was executed by the Assassins under Abbas Sofian's orders]].
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Justified, since his very foolish actions in the beginning were the reason why he lost his rank and respect. He eventually earns it back.
* [[spoiler:DyingAlone]]: [[spoiler:He seals himself inside his Library, waiting for the right person to unlock it and find his Apple of Eden]].
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler:Heavily implied that everyone who has the Eagle Vision ability has the genetic material from one of "Those Who Came Before" in his DNA]].
* HappilyMarried: To Maria.
* HeartbrokenBadass[=/=]CartwrightCurse: He had a relationship with Adha during the events of ''Alta´r's Chronicles'' and [[SecondLove Maria]] from ''Bloodlines'' onward. Both of them eventually die, with [[spoiler:Maria's death especially haunting him until the day of his own death as seen in ''Revelations'']].
* TheHero: Of the first game; though he starts out as more of an AntiHero.
* HeroicWillpower: Of a CharlesAtlasSuperpower variety. Thanks to his training and the time he's spent with Al Mualim and [[spoiler:his descent from Those Who Came Before]], he's immune to the hypnotic effects of the Apple. Or at least less susceptible than the other Assassins.
* HiddenDepths: Despite all his stabby-stab tendencies, he was quite the capable artist, as seen in his codex entries. He even drew a portrait of Maria, framed by flowers, in one of his Codex pages. Awww.
* ImplacableMan: Because {{Determinator}} is a severe understatement. Even an attacking army will not stop this man from finding and killing you.
* InTheHood: The trope picture.
* ItsPersonal: He came to [[spoiler:hate Abbas for killing his son Sef, being indirectly responsible for Maria's death, and undoing all the hard work Alta´r had done. However, when he finally kills him, he no longer feels hate, but only pity that Abbas wasted his life denying his fathers death and doing so much harm]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: His preferred way to get information.
* {{Jerkass}}: At first. He acted high and mighty and believed himself superior to others. He wised up during his journey when he witnessed what happens to those who let themselves be consumed by arrogance.
** ''Revelations'' would reveal in the first Alta´r memory (set two years before the events of ''Assassin's Creed'') that he originally was more humble and stoic but that his success as a Master Assassin and high esteem in the eyes of Al Mualim got to his head, leading him to this.
* KnightInSourArmor: The Codex entries revealed that he's a strong believer in that HumansAreFlawed (in the "bastards" way) and that GodIsEvil, and that he maybe should have let the Templars use the Piece of Eden to put an end of all evil, yet he fights on to make the world a better place for the common man.
* LeParkour: Of course.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: The entire Italian Brotherhood considers him the greatest Assassin of all times, even after Ezio takes over as Mentor. Ezio himself thinks so while he, at the same time, sees him as a tragic hero.
* LivingLegend: Even before his death, Alta´r was seen as the best of the Assassins in both skill and philosophy after his CharacterDevelopment.
* MasterSwordsman
* MissingMom: His mother, Maud, [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to him]].
* NecessarilyEvil: How he views his methods.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the first minutes of the game, which his act of overconfident jerkassery cost Malik his arm and his brother's life, and then lead the Templars to Masyaf. Then later, near the end of the game, his successes gave [[spoiler:Robert de Sable the means to unite the Crusaders and the Saracens against the Assassins. And by killing his Templar targets, he gave Al Mualim the chance to take power. Alta´r quickly put a stop to this, however]].
** [[spoiler:He's also responsible for Maria's death when he accidentally {{Mind Rape}}d the man who executed his son Sef with the Apple, who goes insane and stabs her in the back]].
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In the first game, he speaks with a distinct American accent. In ''Revelations'' he speaks with a more period-accurate Middle-Eastern accent. This is lampshaded in the game as an effect of the Animus software, with the 2.0 version used in ''Revelations'' being more true to what actually happened.
* OneManArmy: For someone who is supposed to use stealth, he's one hell of a fighting machine.
* {{Pride}}: The flaw that led to his initial disgrace in the first game. He never fully got over it, believing that he was capable of ending all of the world's strife in his lifetime. One of his greatest regrets in his waning years was that he could not find the humility to give up the fight and do something else with his life.
-->'''Tamir:''' Such [[LampshadeHanging Pride]], it will [[{{Foreshadowing}} destroy]] you.
* RedemptionQuest: Most of the first game's story is this for him.
* SexyWalk: There's a reason female fans [[FemaleGaze love to see him walk]].
* SeekerArchetype: Alta´r's character transforms from an ArrogantKungFuGuy into this, a humble seeker of knowledge though Alta´r realizes that in the end, seeking knowledge in the hope of solving every problem in the world is merely another aspect of arrogance.
-->'''Altair:''' If only I had the humility to say, I've seen enough for one life.
* ShutUpHannibal: His response to those targets who try to justify their evil, or if they pull the NotSoDifferent card on him.
* SympathyForTheDevil: When he hears the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans motive]] of his targets from their mouths, he begins to question if they're as evil as Al Mualim claims they are. The only one with whom Alta´r didn't sympathize was [[TheCaligula Majd Addin]]... who instead reminded Alta´r too much of who Alta´r used to be.
-->'''Alta´r:''' I've seen what happens to men who elevate themselves above others.\\
'''Majd Addin:''' What?\\
'''Alta´r:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Here. Let me show you.]] (''[[KickTheSonOfABitch stabs Majd Addin in the neck]]'')
* ThrowTheDogABone: Despite his life being a chain of traumatic events, leaving him saddled with enormous responsibility, undermined by so-called allies, with few friends and too many lost loved ones, Alta´r went out on a pretty high note. [[spoiler:He got to live the latter half of his long life with his only remaining family and eldest son, watch said son grow into an old man with a loving family of his own. Moments before he breathes his last, he has a touching farewell with his son, who thanks Alta´r for everything]].
* TraumaCongaLine: In ''Revelations''. Shown more in depth in ''[[{{Novelization}} The Secret Crusade]]''.
* WarriorPoet: Most noticeably in his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' Codex entries. Alta´r turned out to be an incredibly progressive philosopher for his time, and could even draw and design weapons, as well.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He and Abbas Sofian were friends in their childhood, but after Alta´r tried telling Abbas how his father committed suicide out of guilt for getting Alta´r's dad killed, Abbas came to believe he was a liar and tried to kill him in training, and forever mistrusted him afterwards.
* WhatTheHellHero: His murder of an innocent at the beginning of the first game, for which both Malik and Al Mualim call him out on breaking the first tenet of the Creed.
* YankTheDogsChain: Aside from a number of years after he becomes Mentor and the assassination of Genghis Khan where not much goes wrong, he never gets very much by way of happiness or happiness, particularly later in life.
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[[folder:Maria Thorpe]]
!!Maria Thorpe
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Eleanor Noble

->''"Everything I worked for in the Holy Land, I no longer want. And everything I gave up to join the Templars... I wonder where all that went, and if I should try to find it again."''

Robert de Sable's personal steward, Maria flouted the gender norms of her time and ran away to fight in the Crusades, seeking honor and glory. Notably, she has acted as Robert's body double on at least one occasion. [[HeelFaceTurn She later defected to the Assassin's Order]] and subsequently married Alta´r.
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* ActionGirl
* ArrangedMarriage: {{Word of God}} says her parents forced her into one, which is what eventually led her to leave England.
* AscendedExtra: While she only appears briefly toward the end of the first game, she is featured in the PSP game ''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' and then goes on to appear in a major scene in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
* BattleButler: To Robert de Sable.
* BodyDouble: Robert has her impersonate him after he ([[ProperlyParanoid correctly]]) guesses that he's an assassination target.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Swami stabs her after Alta´r uses the Apple of Eden on him, and she passes away in Alta´r's arms.]]
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Downplayed, she does look fairly attractive even into her late 60s.
* HairColorDissonance: While in-game she still has brown hair at 67, her render model has a full head of white hair.
* HappilyMarried: To Alta´r some time after the first game.
* HeelFaceTurn: By the end of ''Bloodlines'', she's well on her way to allying with the Assassins. She marries Alta´r not long after.
* HonorBeforeReason: Said to not agree with Robert's beliefs, but she follows him anyway out of respect.
* HumiliationConga: The Templars put her through one in ''Bloodlines'', eventually leading to her HeelFaceTurn.
* KnightTemplar: At first, anyway. She later comes to see the truth about the Templar Order without Robert in charge.
* LadyOfWar
* PaperThinDisguise: She does at least have a helmet on, but really, Alta´r? The breasts and distinctly female voice weren't a giveaway?
* QuicklyDemotedWoman: After Robert's death, she quickly loses her status within the Templars, since Armand Bouchart distrusted her.
* SecondLove: For Alta´r, who thought he would never love again after losing Adha.
* SmugSnake: She has shades of this when she was a Templar.
-->'''Maria:''' I sense you expected someone else!
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female who appears in Alta´r's memories, other than the random beggars in the streets.
* TheSnarkKnight
* SweetPollyOliver: She ran away, disguised herself as a man, and enlisted in the Crusades. When she does show up in the game, she's disguised as Robert himself.
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[[folder:Al Mualim]]
!!Al Mualim (Real Name: Rashid ad-Din Sinan)
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Peter Renaday

->''"I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow."''

The Grand Master of the Assassin Order. He gives Alta´r the mission to assassinate nine corrupt head figures of the Holy Land as a way for him to earn his redemption.

[[spoiler:In reality, he was a high-ranking member of the Templars, if not their leader. Once Al Mualim had the Piece of Eden, he sent Alta´r to deal with the other nine Templars in the Holy Land to ensure he would remain unchallenged. Fortunately, Alta´r killed him once he discovered this treachery]].
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* AllThereInTheManual: His real name is revealed in Gameloft's mobile version of the game.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: He was a capable Assassin in his youth, and his years as Mentor haven't lessened those skills, as [[spoiler:Alta´r]] found out.
* BadassBoast: Just before [[spoiler: the final battle against him]]:
-->'''Al Mualim:''' I have stood before a thousand men! All of them superior to you! And all of them ''dead''... by my hand!
* BadassGrandpa: He might be 50-60 years old, but he still can kick ass. And remember, this is taking place during the Middle Ages. Most people didn't reach ''40'' during that time.
* BadassInDistress: As seen in ''Revelations'', in a flashback two years before the events of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', he is briefly held hostage by Haras during the latter's assault on Masyaf.
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: [[spoiler:Shares this role with Robert de Sable]].
** [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]: [[spoiler:Alta´r would see them as such since together they share the same vision and the same means for carrying it out, however to each other they are enemies vying for the same trophy (the Piece of Eden)]].
* BigGood: As Mentor of the Assassin Order, he leads the fight against the Templars and other who threaten peace in the region. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out he is also a Templar.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler:Turned out that he was a traitorous Templar who just played Alta´r and the Brotherhood to kill his fellow Templars so that he wouldn't have to share his power once he conquered the Holy Lands]].
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster: Plays all of his followers and most of the Holy Land like a fiddle until Altair learns the truth.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:DyingCurse: His final words has shades of this, his quotation from the Ecclesiastes haunts Alta´r to his final hours and when Alta´r approaches the Apple, Al Mualim asks Alta´r to destroy it, only for him to say, "I can't". Which he replies with a cruelly accurate and prophetic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]:
-->'''Al Mualim:''' You can, Alta´r, but you won't.
* [[spoiler:EvilOldFolks]]
* AFatherToHisMen: To his fellow Assassins. According to Alta´r, he even had personally raised some of them. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end]].
* [[spoiler:FauxAffablyEvil]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: For the first game]].
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI]]
* InTheHood: Like most Assassins, he wears a hooded robe.
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplar: Literally.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He has Ezio kill off all his fellow Templars so that he alone can use the Apple of Eden to create a NewWorldOrder.]]
* [[spoiler:MesACrowd[=/=]DoppelgangerSpin: Creates illusions of himself with the Apple of Eden]].
* TheMentor: Both his title and his role in the Assassin Order, teaching and guiding Assassins throughout the Levant.
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: [[FinalBoss Though probably not quite in the way you'd expect.]]]]
* [[MilkyWhiteEyes Milky White Eye]]: If you look closely, you'll notice his right one is like this.
* [[spoiler:MoleInCharge: It is unknown when exactly it happened, but he ended up becoming a member of the Templars, which put one of the most powerful branches of the Assassin Order under the direct control of their sworn enemy.]]
* OldMaster
* ScarsAreForever[=/=][[spoiler:RedRightHand]]: Has a nasty scar running through his right eye.
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream]]: To Robert de Sable.
* TheStrategist: The leading planner of the Assassin order.
* [[spoiler:TreacherousAdvisor]]
* [[spoiler:UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans]]
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[[folder:Malik Al-Sayf]]
!!Malik Al-Sayf
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[[caption-width-right:300: What I would have done is follow the Creed.]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Haaz Sleiman

->"''We are one. As we share the glory of our victories, so too should we share the pain of our defeat. In this way we grow closer. We grow stronger.''"

A member of the Assassin Order. He holds a grudge against Alta´r because his foolishness cost Malik his arm and his brother's life. Since he can't use both arms to fight any more, he's promoted to Rafiq and placed in Jerusalem, leading the Assassins operating there. In the years following ''Assassin's Creed'', he helped Alta´r devise new assassination techniques.
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* [[AnArmAndALeg An Arm And A Brother:]] Darn good reason to be bitter toward Alta´r.
* BigDamnHeroes: At the last level. His timely approach saved Alta´r's life from been taken by the [[spoiler:brainwashed Assassins]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wore a hidden blade on his left arm, which he lost after being badly wounded.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Alta´r:''' Safety and peace, Malik.\\
'''Malik:''' Your presence deprives me of both!
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Despite being one of the major characters of the first game as well as popular with the fandom, he does not appear in ''Revelations'', and is executed by Abbas, off-screen, between the second and third seal memories, though details on the latter can be found in ''The Secret Crusade'']].
* {{Envy}}: He admits this is partly the reason he hated Alta´r.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a cartographer by trade, and you walk in on him at least once while he's drawing a complicated map of Jerusalem. It's a profession that requires a lot of intelligence and a superb memory, and when combined with his obvious martial skills, it shows that he is a seriously smart and dangerous individual.
* HandicappedBadass: He might be one-armed, but he can still put up a fight and somehow get in and out of the Assassin Bureau in Jerusalem, which requires climbing.
* InTheHood: He wears the normal hooded Assassin robes during the mission to Solomon's Temple, but after losing his left arm he begins wearing the attire of a Rafiq without the hood up.
* TheLancer: After Alta´r becomes the new Mentor, Malik becomes his closest advisor and friend.
* LegacyCharacter: Not him, but his son Tazim, who takes up the name Malik and becomes Alta´r's new right-hand man, helping the elderly Assassin overthrow Abbas.
* MeaningfulEcho: As Alta´r's CharacterDevelopment throughout the first game progresses, so does Malik's attitude towards him.
--> (From their first meeting at the Jerusalem Assassins' Bureau)\\
'''Alta´r:''' Safety and peace, Malik.\\
'''Malik:''' Your presence deprives me of both!\\
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(Later, before Alta´r confronts [[spoiler:Al Mualim]])\\
'''Alta´r:''' Safety and peace, Malik.\\
'''Malik:''' Your presence here will deliver us both.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: What the others thought about Malik's fate after the mission to Solomon's Temple. He did survive, but at a great cost.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead]]: [[spoiler: His fate in ''The Secret Crusade'']].
* WhatTheHellHero: He gives a rightly-deserved one to Alta´r in the first ten minutes of the game. Alta´r doesn't listen and it costs them both dearly.
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[[folder:Kadar Al-Sayf]]
!!Kadar Al-Sayf
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Jake Eberle

->''"What is our mission? My brother said nothing to me, other than I should be honored to have been invited."''

Malik's younger brother, Kadar is a young but skilled Assassin who idolizes Alta´r. He is killed by the Templars during a botched mission to Solomon's Temple alongside Malik and Alta´r.
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* HeroWorshipper: Kadar considers Alta´r to be the best Assassin in the Order and looks up to even over his own brother.
* InTheHood: Wears the normal Assassin robes, which includes a grey hood.
* SacrificialLamb: His death serves as the biggest point of tension between Malik and Alta´r.
* ProfessionalKiller
* RedShirt
* WeHardlyKnewYe: This guy gets two minutes of screen time, give or take. It's not even enough to garner a "huh, that's sad" from the player.\\
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[[folder:Abbas Sofian]]
!!Abbas Sofian
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Nolan North (''Assassins Creed''); Yerman Gur (''Assassins Creed Revelations'')

->''"I will have the Apple, Alta´r! And I will have your head for all the dishonor you brought upon my family! You cannot run forever! Not from us, and not from your lies!"''

A member of the Assassin Order. He holds a grudge against Alta´r for believing that he lied about the truth behind his father's death. He appears briefly in the first game, but plays a much larger role in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''
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* AscendedExtra: Emphasis on "extra", since his appearance is barely noticeable in the first game. Later, he becomes the ArcVillain of Alta´r's flashbacks in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]''.
* BadBoss: He purged the Assassin Order of as many of Altair's supporters as he could find, and later sent no backup to the Templar Archive on Cypress that the Assassins had seized, resulting in a massacre of the Assassins stationed there when the Templars took it back.
-->'''Alta´r:''' You corrupted everything we stand for, and lost everything we gained. All of it, sacrificed on the altar of your own spite.
* BeardOfEvil: One that grows larger the older and eviler he gets.
* ChekhovsGunman: In ''Assassin's Creed'', he only appears when Alta´r returns from Solomon Temple to criticize him. He is never seen again until ''Revelations'' where he plays a much larger role.
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: Refuses to believe his father Ahmad broke under torture and gave up Altair's father Umar, resulting in Umar's death and Ahmad committing suicide as repentance.
* DisappearedDad: When his father disappeared when he was ten, Abbas believed that he had been abandoned and became depressed, with only his friendship with Alta´r and the guidance of Al Mualim to help him cope. However, when Alta´r admitted that Abbas' father had actually committed suicide out of shame for breaking under torturing and getting Alta´r's father killed, Abbas believed he was lying, and since Al Mualim refused to clear the situation up, Abbas assumed Alta´r was simply a liar and untrustworthy, and thus a threat to the Assassin Order.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Believed Alta´r lied about his father committing suicide, which was actually true. His response? [[spoiler:Take away Alta´r's position as Grand Master by having his son Sef killed and then imprisoning Malik. Then years later, ordering Malik's execution]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Of Alta´r. They trained together in their childhood and became friends until Alta´r told him the truth about his father's death.
* ItsPersonal: He despises Alta´r because he believes he lied about the nature of his father's death. [[spoiler:The feeling becomes mutual due to Abbas ordering the execution of Sef.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* NoSenseOfHumor: His database entry notes that he lacked a sense of humor, which rubbed many of his comrades the wrong way.
* TheStarscream: While Alta´r, Maria, and Darim are off assassinating Genghis Khan, Abbas [[spoiler:overthrows Alta´r's supporters and takes over the Assassin Order]].
* UngratefulBastard: So, after Abbas attempted to steal the Apple of Eden for himself and nearly got himself killed by the artifact's power, Alta´r not only saved his life but also allowed him to remain in the order. How does Abbas repay Alta´r? [[spoiler:By usurping Alta´r's position as Order's leader, murdering Alta´r's best friend and youngest son, throwing a sack with Malik's ''head'' at him, and then trying to kill him, which resulted in Maria's death]]. Ungrateful ''bastard'', indeed.
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[[folder:Rauf]]
!!Rauf
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Jake Eberle

A combat instructor for the Assassin Order and a friend of Alta´r.
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* BadassBeard
* CharacterDeath: In the novel ''The Secret Crusade'', Swammi claims that Rauf died of a fever while Alta´r was in Mongolia, but Alta´r suspects that Abbas had him murdered when he carried out his coup.
* MasterSwordsman: He is one top swordsmen in the Order, being responsible for training the younger Assassins in swordplay.
* MeaningfulName: Rauf is an Arabic name meaning "compassionate, sympathetic, kind, lenient", which fits his personality very well.
* NiceGuy: He is one of the more cheerful and friendly Assassins, and never once mocks or insults Alta´r for his failures.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Alta´r, becoming one of his most trusted Assassins and friends. [[spoiler:He is among those who were able to resist Al Mualim's brainwashing]].\\
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[[folder:Jabal]]
!!Jabal
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jabal_ac_render_9559.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Alain Benatar

->''"Remove this stain from Acre, Alta´r. Perhaps it will help cleanse your own."''

The Rafiq of Acre, Jabal is a elderly scholar and scribe of the Assassin Order.
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* {{Bookworm}}
* CoolOldGuy: He doesn't taunt or insult Alta´r like Malik and the Rafiq of Damascus, instead simply expressing a quiet disappointment in the actions that led to his demotion. He also offers much advice to Alta´r, and compliments him on finding his way back onto the proper Assassin path.
* InTheHood: Wears his hood up all the time.
* ItNeverGetsAnyEasier: He encourages Alta´r to embrace this feeling, since the Assassins kill out of necessity, not for fun, and that they must acknowledge the toll taking a life takes on a person.
-->'''Jabal:''' It is the men you kill, isn't it? You feel... something for them.
-->'''Alta´r:''' How?
-->'''Jabal:''' Ah, my friend, you are not meant to enjoy these grim tasks. Regret, uncertainty, sympathy - this is to be expected.
-->'''Alta´r:''' I should not fear these feelings?
-->'''Jabal:''' You should embrace them! They are what keep you human.
* KnowledgeBroker [=/=] TheSpymaster: As Rafiq of Acre, it is his job to gather information for the Assassin Order on important figures and events in the city and approve of any assassination carried out by the Order there.
* OnlyOneName
* ThePhilosopher: His conversations with Alta´r discuss the ramifications of what an Assassin does, and he advises Alta´r to be more thoughtful about the impact of what he does.
-->'''Alta´r:''' I've never been one for politics.
-->'''Jabal:''' But surely you realize your every action shapes the course of this land's future. You are a politician too, in your own way.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Damascus Rafiq]]
!!Damascus Rafiq
-->'''Voiced By:''' Carlos Ferro

->''"I envy you, Alta´r. Well, not where you were beaten and stripped of your rank, but I envy everything else! Oh, except for the terrible things the other Assassins say about you! But yes, aside from the failure and the hatred, yes, aside from those things I envy you very much!"''

The unnamed Rafiq of Damascus, notable for his witty comments and, compared to the other Bureau Leaders, open and friendly.
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* DeadpanSnarker
* TheGadfly: He likes the sound of his voice, this one.
* NoNameGiven
[[/folder]]

!!!Introduced in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''

[[folder:Darim Ibn-La'Ahad]]
!!Darim Ibn-La'Ahad
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Michael Benyaer

->''"All that is good in me, began with you, father."''

Alta´r and [[spoiler:Maria]]'s eldest son. He was trained by them alongside his younger brother Sef. He accompanied his parents on the mission to assassinate Genghis Khan, killing the warlord with the help of Qulan Gal. After returning to the Holy Land, Darim went into [[spoiler:exile with his father and his brothers family after Abbas took over the Assassin Order, murdered Sef, and Maria was killed.]] After Alta´r resumed his status as Mentor, Darim became his father's right hand man in rebuilding the Order.
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* TheArcher: He is a skilled bowman, which is why Alta´r chose to bring him on the mission to assassinate Genghis Khan.
* {{Badass}}
* IdenticalGrandson: Although WordOfGod implies they're not actually related, many fans have pointed out that he is a dead ringer for [[spoiler:Subject 16]]. Whether this is merely coincidence or hinting at yet another revelation in a future game remains to be seen.
* TheLancer: To his father in the later years of his life.
* ProfessionalKiller
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When his father entered a deep depression after [[spoiler: Maria and Sef were killed and they were driven from Masyaf by Abbas]] while also becoming obsessed with the Apple of Eden, Darim left Alta´r in Alamut and traveled to France and England to spread warnings about the Mongols.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Swami]]
!!Swami
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/swami_aci_9636.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' ???

Swami is a weak-minded and unskilled Assassin apprentice who became Abbas Sorfan's right-hand man.
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* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the novel ''The Secret Crusade'', Alta´r uses the Apple to make Swami mutilate himself before dying, while in the game, he merely starts to slit his own throat before Alta´r stabs him]].
* TheDragon: To Abbas.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: Before executing [[spoiler:Sef Ibn-La'Ahad]], Swami taunted and lied to him by claiming his own father had ordered Swami to kill him. He later mocks [[spoiler:Alta´r]] by telling him this, [[TooDumbToLive which ends exactly how you would expect it to]].
* OnlyOneName
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Niccol˛ Polo]]
!!Niccol˛ Polo
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

A Venetian merchant and explorer, and the father of the famed explorer Marco Polo. He met Alta´r Ibn-La'Ahad in 1257 and joined the Assassins shortly thereafter.
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* {{Determinator}}
* MyGreatestFailure: Losing Alta´r's codex hits him hard, and he undergoes two lengthy trips to the Mongol Empire to retrieve it, with the second one succeeding.
* PassingTheTorch: Alta´r tells him and Maffeo his story and inducts them into the Assassin Order to carry his legacy on. Lampshaded by Niccol˛:
-->''"Alta´r means us to spread the word of the Assassin, that is his plan. And not just spread the word but set up an Order in the west. Shame on me for taking so long to work it out, but now that I have, all seems clear: to us (specifically to me, it seems), he is entrusting the spirit of the Brotherhood. He is passing the torch to us."''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maffeo Polo]]
!!Maffeo Polo
-->'''Voiced By:''' ???

Niccol˛'s younger brother who joins the Assassins alongside him.
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* PassingTheTorch: The ''Revelations'' mission featuring him and his brother is even named as such.
[[/folder]]

!!Crusaders
!!!Introduced in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''

[[folder:King Richard I Lionheart of England]]
!![[RichardTheLionheart King Richard I Lionheart of England]]
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Marcel Jeannin

King of England and leader of the Crusaders. He wants to "free" the Holy Lands from Saladin.
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* TheCynic: He doesn't have a very high opinion of human nature, and his views actually come very close to the Templars philosophy, although he is disgusted by their methods.
-->'''Richard:''' The people know not what they want. It's why they turn to men like us.
-->'''Alta´r:''' Then it falls to men like you to do what is right.
-->'''Richard:''' Nonsense. We come into the world kicking and screaming, violent and unstable. It is what we are. We cannot help ourselves.
-->'''Alta´r:''' No. We are what we choose to be.
-->'''Richard:''' Hah! Your kind, always playing with words.
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine]]: After Alta´r killed several of his lieutenants, he considered Robert's advice on [[spoiler:allying with Saladin against the Assassins, their common enemy]].
* EveryoneHasStandards: He is horrified and disgusted upon learning that William of Montferrat executed three thousand Saracen prisoners that were to be exchanged for their own prisoners.
-->'''William:''' The Saracens would not have honored their end of the bargain. You know this to be true. I did you a favor.
-->'''Richard:''' (''laughing'') Oh yes, a great favor indeed! Now our enemies will be that much stronger in their convictions, fight that much harder!
-->'''William:''' I know our enemy well! They will not be emboldened, but filled with fear!
-->'''Richard:''' Tell me, how is it you know the intentions of our enemies so well? You who forsake the field of battle to play at politics.
-->'''William:''' I did what was right, what was just!
-->'''Richard:''' You swore an oath to uphold the work of God, William! But that is not what I see here! No, I see a man who's trampled it!
* FriendlyEnemy: He treats Alta´r rather politely upon meeting him, considering that Alta´r was responsible for the death of several of his top men. [[spoiler:He even has a philosophical discussion with Alta´r on the nature of mankind and lets him go after Alta´r exposes Robert's treachery and kills him]].
* GenreSavvy: When Alta´r [[spoiler:brings his accusations against Robert to King Richard and explains William of Montferrat, Garnier de Naplouse, and Sibrand's role in the Templar plot, Richard questions why he should believe such a tale from an Assassin. Alta´r points out he knew those men better than he did, and asks if he really finds it hard to believe they and Robert are traitors. Richard immediately turns to Robert and asks if what Alta´r says is the truth, showing he knew full well what kind of men they were and recognizing the truth in Altair's words]].
* TheGoodKing: Is one of the few leaders in history that had no allegiance to either the Assassins or Templars, and was honorable and straightforward in his goals. In the novelization, Alta´r quickly recognizes Richard is a good leader.
* RealMenLoveJesus: He places great stock in the will of God, [[spoiler:which he decides to let decide if Alta´r or Robert is telling the truth]].
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure]]: [[spoiler:He turns out to be this. When Alta´r finally met him, he listened to Alta´r's claims of Robert's treason instead of just executing Alta´r, and then listened on Robert's denial. Unsure who to believe in, he let them [[TrialByCombat fight a duel so that God would reveal the one who was telling the truth]]. After Alta´r won, he actually congratulated him and had a talk about the nature of war and peace. Even before the duel, he was considering an alliance with Saladin against the Assassins]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Robert de Sable]]
!!Robert de Sable
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Jean-Philippe Dandenaud

Grand Master of the Templar Order, and the BigBad of the first game. His goal is to take over the world by using the Piece of Eden.
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* ArchEnemy: To Al Mualim and Alta´r ([[spoiler:although the reasons for which actually differ between them]]).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's undoubtedly the most powerful fighter of all the characters. Expect the first minutes of the boss fight against him to be a total CurbStompBattle in his favor.
* {{Bald of Evil}}
* BatmanGambit: Pulled two of these. Expecting Alta´r to try to kill him, he made [[spoiler:Majd Addin's funeral into a trap, placed the best soldiers and a female decoy dressed as him, and hoped they would distract and kill Alta´r while he himself would be at Arsuf, trying to form an alliance of the Crusaders and Saracens against the Assassins by using Alta´r's successes to convince the leaders of both factions]].
* BigBad: When viewed in the context of the Assassin/Templar conflict.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: In the context of the Crusader/Saracen conflict, he's this to King Richard.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: He recruited everybody into the Templars, from Christians to Muslims to [[spoiler:Assassins]], and even had Maria as his right-hand woman. Notably, she lost pretty much all her status in the Templar Order after Robert was killed, indicating this acceptance of women was unique to him in the Templar Order at the time.
* EvilChancellor: To RichardTheLionheart.
* FrenchJerk
* KnightTemplar: Literally.
* LargeAndInCharge: Robert is almost a head taller than anyone else in the game. This is most apparent when you go toe-to-toe with him near the end of the game.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His historical namesake was probably in his seventies in 1191. Of course, given the way the Templars tend to alter history, this might not necessarily be true in-universe.
* {{Pride}}: A bit subtle, but he does have an ego.
--> '''Richard the Lionheart:''' I must leave this in the hands of one wiser than I.\\
'''Robert:''' Thank you.\\
'''Richard:''' Not you, Robert! God!
* ProperlyParanoid: Believes that Assassins are after him [[spoiler:and Alta´r does try to do just that, only to find out he's having Maria serve as his BodyDouble]].
* [[spoiler:RunningBothSides]]: [[spoiler:Both the Crusader and Saracen armies, right under King Richard's and Saladin's noses]].
* ScarsAreForever: As a cut scar on his bald head.
* TheStarscream: To RichardTheLionheart. To Robert, the King is just a zealous fool who is responsible for the war and all its horrors, and so he plans to betray him just so that he can take over the Holy Lands and put a end to the war.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WellIntentionedExtremist: All the horrors he orders the Templars to commit are for the goal of world peace (or so he believes).
* WorldDomination
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: By way of Alta´r, once Al Mualim no longer has a need for Robert or any of the other Templars]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Garnier de Naplouse]]
!!Garnier de Naplouse
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Hubert Fielden

->"''Do you appease a crying child simply because he wails? 'But I want to play with fire, father.' What would you say? 'As you wish'? Ah... but then you'd answer for his burns.''"

Grand Master of TheKnightsHospitallers. He performs medicinal experiments on his "patients" in his hospital within the poor district of Acre.
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* AffablyEvil: Talks to his "patients" with a calm and kind voice, just as a grandpa talking to his grandchildren, whether they insult or thank him. Even when dying he prefers to have a soft conversation with Alta´r rather than insulting or yelling at him.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Applies to all of the Nine if you go up against them in a straight fight, but Garnier in particular stands out as he looks like he's pushing ''70''.
* BadassGrandpa
* FaceDeathWithDignity: He accepts his death a lot more calmly than any of Alta´r's other targets.
-->'''Alta´r:''' Let go your burden.
-->'''Garnier:''' Ah, I'll rest now, yes. The endless dream calls to me.
* FrenchJerk
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The real Garnier de Naplouse was a brave knight and a great leader who had helped King Richard several times through the Crusade. The fictional Garnier is a MadScientist who performs sick experiments on the poor and the sick.
* KickTheDog: Orders two Hospitaliers to break the legs of a escaping "patient" to make sure he can't run away a second time.
* KnightTemplar: Both in personality and association.
* MadScientist
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to him, he's not committing sick, twisted experiments on helpless people, he's just freeing them from "the prisons of their minds". And he's partly right. After Alta´r kills him, the Holy Land is overrun with gibbering madmen.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Pulls this on the prisoner who tried to escape from his hospital after slapping him.
-->'''Garnier:''' Take hold of yourself! Do you think this gives me pleasure? Do you think I want to hurt you? But you leave me no choice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sibrand]]
!!Sibrand
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Arthur Holden

->''"William and Garnier were too confident, and they paid for this with their lives. I won't make the same mistake!"''

Grand Master of TheTeutonicKnights. The deaths of his fellow Crusaders turned him into a paranoid wreck, attacking everything that even ''looked'' like an Assassin.
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* ArcherArchetype
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CessationOfExistence: His greatest fear, revealed in his dying words.
* CoolHelmet: Wears one kickass helmet.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: To him, the existence of the Piece of Eden was proof that there was no afterlife, leading to him becoming a paranoid wreck by the time Alta´r catches up with him.
* KickTheDog: Executes a scholar on the open street because he thought he was an Assassin. He later spends his last minutes shooting birds.
* KnightTemplar: Both in personality and association.
* LargeHam: Especially during the scene where he panics and assassinates a scholar.
* NietzscheWannabe: TheReveal of the Piece of Eden has turned him into this. This makes him even more afraid of death.
* ProperlyParanoid: His paranoia might be over-the-top, but it's caused by his fear of the Assassins, who can appear from nowhere, kill him, and then disappear like ghosts. And since he's an atheist and doesn't believe in the [[CessationOfExistence afterlife]], it's perfectly reasonable that he's scared shitless of everything white and hoody.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* VillainousBreakdown: Damn! Just... damn! In the first scene he appears, he screams accusations and then kills a scholar, just because he wore clothes similar to those of the Assassins -- which ''was'' part of the point of the Assassins wearing the iconic robes. When Alta´r was busy climbing up the ship Sibrand's in, he was busy shooting birds and screaming at his guards for not shooting them as well.
** He thinks the ''birds'' are going to ''attack'' him.
-->'''Sibrand:''' Fine! If you will not lift a hand in defense of your master, I will take care of this heathen myself!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:William of Montferrat]]
!!William of Montferrat
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/william_of_montferrat_ac_render_4081.png]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Harry Standjofski

->''"Disregard for duty is infectious. It shall be rooted out and destroyed. In this way, we may prevent its spread. Am I understood?!"''

Lord of Acre under King Richard, he rules Acre with a iron fist. He forces the starving people to leave their food for his troops, and then forces his troops to spend hours of merciless training for the preparation of "The New World".
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* BadBoss: Berates his loyal soldiers for not living up to his expectations, and executes two of them as an example to the others.
-->'''William:''' I see the way you train. You lack conviction and focus. You gossip and gamble. Tasks set to you are left unfulfilled, or poorly performed. This ends today! I will not suffer further degradation at his hands! For whether or not you see it, and you should, this is your fault! You've brought shame upon us all!
* TheCaligula: He rules over Acre with an iron fist, seizing food and supplies from them, while also executing thousands of prisoners of war.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The real life William of Montferrat was a BenevolentBoss with AFatherToHisMen attitude and a loyal servant to King Richard. The fictional William of Montferrat is none of them.
** Were it not for ''Assassin's Creed'' he may have very well been lost to obscurity, as originally the developers had chosen his son Conrad, who historically was killed by two ''Hashashin''. When they learned that Conrad had not been killed that year but that William had been in Acre as of 1191 (and died around that time), they switched to William as the target.
* KickTheDog: Executes two of his soldiers because they were caught drinking on duty, but mainly because he was taking out his frustrations with Richard on his men.
* KnightTemplar: Both in personality and association.
* MeanBrit[=/=]EvilBrit: Though even Alta´r begins to question the evil part, he's still a mean SOB.
* TheNeidermeyer
* TheStarscream: To King Richard.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He and Richard clearly despise each other, and Richard suspects he is plotting something, but they still work together publicly for the good of the crusade. William intends to make sure that there is no place for Richard in the Templars NewWorldOrder.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He actually believes he helps the people of Acre without realizing he makes their lives harder. He takes the people's food because it could be rationed properly in the future when "The New Order" comes, not knowing he just starves them to death.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
[[/folder]]

!!!Introduced in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''

[[folder: Haras]]
!!Haras
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haras_acr_render_3166.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Benyaer

->''"I am no traitor... for I cannot betray those I never truly loved."''

An ambitious individual, Haras was originally an Assassin apprentice, but he got dissatisfied with his slow progression through the Assassin ranks. He defected to the Templars in 1189, leading a sneak attack against Masyaf to capture and kill Al Mualim.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Despite wearing quite bulky armor, he goes down just as easily as any of Alta´r's other victims.
* BadassCape: Wears a short black cape.
* BeardOfEvil
* CharacterDeath: He is assassinated by Alta´r just before he can kill Al Mualim.
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice.
* CoolHelmet: Wears a black crusader helmet.
* DarkIsEvil: Wears dark crusader armor after defecting to the Templars.
* FaceHeelTurn: His dialogue suggests he never really believed in the Assassin's Creed.
* HumansAreMorons [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters and The Real Monsters]]: Disillusioned by the Assassins (and perhaps his lack of progress in rank), he was convinced by the Templars that humans are weak, base and petty.
-->'''Haras:''' You put too much faith in the hearts of men, Alta´r. The Templars know the truth. Humans are weak, base, and petty.
-->'''Alta´r''' No. Our Creed is evidence to the contrary.
-->'''Haras:''' Ah... perhaps I am not wise enough to understand, but I suspect the opposite. That I am too wise to believe such rubbish.
* KickTheDog: He executes three innocent Assassins he had captured when trying to make Al Mualim reveal the location of the Apple of Eden.
* OnlyOneName
* TinTyrant: He is covered from head to toe in crusader armor.
* WhatTheHellHero: He is disgusted that Al Mualim refuses to talk even after he has executed three of his Assassins.
-->'''Haras:''' There now! Three men dead because you refuse to talk. Your silence will be the death of you too, Assassin. My Master wants answers. And if he does not get them, he will gladly take your head!
[[/folder]]

!!!Introduced in ''Bloodlines''

[[folder: Armand Bouchart]]
!!Armand Bouchart

Grand Master of the Templars after the death of Robert de Sable. He oversaw the withdrawal of the Templars from the Holy Land to the island of Cyprus, where he was pursued by Alta´r Ibn-La'Ahad.
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* BadBoss: He kills Osman for questioning his decision to increase the oppression of Cyprus after Fredrick the Red is killed. He didn't even know that Osman was a traitor when he did it.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Depite being killed, he successfully cleared out the Templar archive on Cyprus and send the Templars greatest secrets to safety.]]
* BaldOfEvil: He is completely bald.
* BigBad: Of ''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines''.
* HeManWomanHater: He hates woman and believes they should not be interacted with at all since it is "through women the devil weaves his strongest web", as stated in verse seventy of the founding Templar Rule.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Osman]]
!!Osman

A Templar under Armand's command who is sympathetic to the Cyprus resistance.
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He is stabbed through the stomach with a sword by Armand.
* TheMole: For the Cyprus resistance.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He is the only Templar besides Maria encountered by Alta´r who is actually concerned about the welfare of the people.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fredrick the Red]]
!!Fredrick the Red

->''"This is an island of superstitious heathens! Remember, they do not want you here, they do not like you, they do not understand the true meaning of your cause!"''

A knight guard of the Templars tasked with training Templars at Limassol Castle on Cyprus.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Moloch]]
!!Moloch

A religious zealot associated with the Templars. He rules over a fiefdom in the city of Kyrenia on the island of Cyprus.
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* BadassMustache: He has a large drooping mustache and puts up one of the toughest fights out of all of Alta´r's targets.
* BaldOfEvil: He has a shaved head.
* EnemyMine: He has religious issues with the Templars, but still allies with them and both his sons are Templars.
* EpicFlail: Uses one when he fights Alta´r.
* FatBastard: He was a huge man and brutal ruler.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shalim]]
!!Shalim

A son of Moloch and twin brother of Shahar.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shahar]]
!!Shahar

Twin brother of Shalim and son of Moloch.
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[[/folder]]

!!The Saracens

[[folder:Saladin]]
!!Saladin

Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and leader of the Saracen forces during the Third Crusade.
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* BigGood: From the perspective of the Saracens.
* TheGhost: He never makes an appearance, only mentioned several times through the first game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Majd Addin]]
!!Majd Addin
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Richard Cansino

->''"People of Jerusalem, hear me well! I stand here today, to deliver a warning! There are malcontents among you! They sow the seeds of discontent, hoping to lead you astray! Tell me, is that what you desire? To be mired in deceit and sin? To live your lives in fear?"''

Regent lord of Jerusalem, ruling in Saladin's absence. A power hungry tyrant, he holds mock trials in order to execute those who he claims to be "enemies of the state", but in reality they're just there to satisfy his bloodthirst.
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* AskAStupidQuestion: As mentioned on the main page, he asks Alta´r is he knows what it's like to hold a man's life in his hands, seeming unaware of his profession or even the situation he himself is now in.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BeardOfEvil
* TheCaligula
* CorruptPolitician: He used his position as regent of Jerusalem to satisfy his own evil desires and the goals of the Templars, in that order.
* EvilGloating: He likes to taunt his victims before executing them, often turning his back on the crowd while doing so. This gives Alta´r the perfect chance to strike him down.
* EvilIsPetty: He kidnaps innocent people and has the executed for no other reason than because he could.
* ForTheEvulz: Unlike Alta´r's other targets, he offers no noble excuses for his actions.
-->'''Majd Addin:''' I killed them because I could. Because it was fun! Do you know what it feels like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god!
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He rose from being a simple scholar to being the brutal regent of Jerusalem after everybody else appointed to the position mysteriously died.
* AGodAmI: Claims it as he's dying by Alta´r's hands.
* HidingBehindReligion: One of his heralds whom Alta´r interrogates states that Majd Addin uses religion and other rhetoric to hide his true purpose: killing people he deems dangerous or simply ForTheEvulz.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted. He's an actual member of TheKnightsTemplar, but he doesn't have the same goals. A better world means nothing to him, only the rush of power and the kill.
* PsychoForHire
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* TokenEvilTeammate: While none of the Templars are angels, Majd Addin is an evil psychopath instead of a misguided idealist.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Averted. Utopia is the last thing he cares about.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
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[[folder:Abu'l Nuqoud]]
!!Abu'l Nuqoud
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-->'''Voiced By:''' FredTatasciore

One of the richest noblemen in Damascus, he throws endless parties with the money of the people, leaving them poor and starving.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: For an overweight aristocrat, he can put up a hell of a chase. That's why it's important for the player to take him out in a quick surprise attack, or you'll chase him through the city and pretty soon you'll have the half of the city guard after you.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's important to note that this is not simply a stock villainous trait he's given. It's rather integral to his character and one of the reasons he wants to bring about the New World. It's hard not to feel sympathy for him when he talks about how could he support a religion than called him a "monster."
* AristocratsAreEvil: Ironic, since this trope is the reason why he hates the other noblemen.
* EatTheRich: The true purpose of his grand party. Thinking that the Saracen nobles are just a bunch of greedy, selfish and hateful fanatics who do nothing but oppress and leech off the poor and the unfortunate, he uses his grand party as a trap in which he can kill all of them in one go.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* FatBastard
* InformedFlaw: Whatever it is that makes him an "abomination" or a "monster" is only vaguely alluded to in the game. Some say it's in how he fondly caresses the arm of one of his guards; and then other [=NPCs=] say that Alta´r can immediately tell by looking at him.
* KickTheDog: Poisons the wine and then orders archers to kill every guest who came to his party.
* KnightTemplar: Both in personality and association.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to his party guests. During the party, he starts with a typical "welcome speech" before going this round. With it, he accuses the guests for their arrogance, their greed, their hatred for the Crusaders, their lack of love, compassion and mercy and their support to Saladin, which he claims are the reasons why the war still is ongoing.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NiceHat: Nice turban, actually.
* NotSoDifferent: Tried to pull this card on Alta´r, but it obviously didn't work.
* WickedCultured
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* VillainousGlutton
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
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[[folder:Talal]]
!!Talal
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Jake Eberle

->''"Why must it always come to violence? It seems I cannot help you, for you do not wish to help yourself. And I cannot allow my work to be threatened. You leave me no choice. You must die."''

Talal is a slave driver, operating in Jerusalem. He sends his men to kidnap random people from the streets and then delivers the prisoners to Acre, [[spoiler:where Garnier De Naplouse then takes care of them]].
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* AffablyEvil: He tries to be polite when he tells about his motives to Alta´r. Even when he orders his men to kill Alta´r, he apologize to him first and mutters to himself why it always have to be violent outcomes of things.
* ArcherArchetype: See InformedAbility below.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Subverted. He runs while his men fights.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* FragileSpeedster: He's a extremely fast runner and difficult to keep pace with, but as soon you do catch him, he'll fall with just one stab in the neck... just like everybody else in this game.
* InformedAbility: Through the mission, you hear several times about how good Talal is with his bow but when you finally get to meet him, you don't see him take advantage of his skills, even when he has the chance to put an arrow through Alta´r's head. Instead he runs away while letting his henchmen do the shooting.
* KnightTemplar: Like the others. But as far as he goes, all he wants is to help the cities diseased and insane.
* NietzscheWannabe: The Piece of Eden's reveal of the [[CessationOfExistence afterlife]] killed his belief in God, but yet he took it ''much'' better than his fellow Templar, Sibrand. Subverted that despite having no faith in God, he tries to help people instead of destroying everything, but in his [[KnightTemplar twisted ways]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks he's freeing the people he kidnaps from the harsh life of the streets, not knowing that kidnapping people against their own will is not good.
** It's possible that based on his knowledge of where the kidnapped are going he may not have known exactly what Garnier was doing with them.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: A shared belief with the other Templars.
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[[folder:Tamir]]
!!Tamir
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-->'''Voiced By:''' Ammar Daraiseh

->''"You think me some petty death-dealer, suckling at the breast of war? A strange target, don't you think? Why me, when so many others do the same?"''

Tamir is a merchant who runs a large black market in Damascus, selling weapons to an unknown client ([[spoiler:later revealed to be Robert de Sable]]). He's Alta´r's first assassination target.
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* ArmsDealer
* BadBoss: He executes one of his men for failing to deliver all of the weapons he needed and questioning his judgment, and then left the body in a fountain to send a message to his other subordinates:
-->'''Tamir:''' Leave the body. Let this be a lesson to the rest of you. Think twice before you tell me something cannot be done. Now get back to work.
* BerserkButton: One of his subordinates tells him that perhaps he "asks too much" when he berates the man for being unable to fill a weapons order. Tamir's response is to stab the man to death with a knife, cutting him dozens of times in a berserk fury.
* KickTheDog: See above.
* KnightTemplar: As with the others.
* LeanAndMean
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "YOU! MUST! LEARN! YOUR! PLACE!" The spoken words themselves punctuated by stabs to his victim.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
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[[folder:Jubair al Hakim]]
!!Jubair al Hakim
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-->'''Voiced By:''' FredTatasciore

Jubair al Hakim is the head of The Illuminated and the Chief Scholar of Damascus. Despite that, he hates any book that exist, believing them to be the sources of all evil in the world and so he and his men try to burn every book that exist in the city.
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* BookBurning: Oh yeah.
* CulturePolice: An extremely lethal one.
* EvilMentor: Not that he's completely evil, but familiar to the members of the Illuminated.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* KickTheDog: When one of the scholars objects to Jubair's book burning in his introductory cutscene, Jubair pushes him into the pile of burning books, telling him that if he loves his books so much, he can join them.
* KnightTemplar: See a pattern yet?
** Jubair's Templar-ism is probably the most true to the trope (aside from the [[spoiler:final villains]]). His belief that books are a tool to poison the mind and the destruction such things will mean people will no longer be controlled by them falls into line with the notion that information begets manipulation (of course as true with the trope, Jubair's efforts only seek to manipulate in another way).
* LeanAndMean
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks that books hinder the people's individualism and that they just make them believe in false things without questioning them. He also believes that holy books such as Literature/TheBible and the Quran are the reasons why the world is filled with war and hate. That's why he does everything in his power to burn those books so that they won't "infect people's minds."
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
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