Characters / Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry
aka: Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry

A list of characters in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's DLC Freedom Cry. See the main ''Black Flag'' index for other character pages, and for modern day and game-unspecific cast, here is the main series index.

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     Augustin Dieufort 

Augustin Dieufort
Voiced By: Christian Paul

The leader of the Maroon rebellion and chief ally to Adewale in their shared quest to liberate Port'au'Prince from French control.
  • Born into Slavery: He's been a slave as long as Adewale, and a key reason why he leads the Maroon rebellion.
  • Big Good: The leader of the Maroon rebellion.
  • The Captain: Adewale teaches him how to captain a sailing ship as part of his efforts to help the rebellion. Amusingly, this leads to Adewale being the Captain while Augustin is his quartermaster, despite the latter being the head of the resistance.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Gets this after the Governor sinks the slave ship.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Notably averted. Augustin is appropriately impressed with Adewale the first time he meets him, having witnessed Adewale go One-Man Army on and personally kill fourteen overseers invading their home (before pursuing and killing three more in a rowboat outside).
  • La Résistance: He's the leader.
  • Rebel Leader
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Augustin's Codex entry mentions he's a deeply spiritual man interested in both Catholicism and Voodoo.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Augustin tries to get him to help as much as he can. When Adewale says he has to leave, he accepts it.

     Bastienne Josephe 

Bastienne Josephe
Voiced By: Mariah Inger

The head of a local brothel and Adewale's somewhat trustworthy ally. She is an associate of both the Governor and the resistance.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Adewale can't tell if she'll side with the Governor or the Maroon. She sides with the Maroon.
  • Femme Fatale: Subverted.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Played with. Everyone assumes that she's a mercenary because of her profession rather than a gentler soul. Then played straight.
  • Information Broker: One of the many services she provides.
  • Manipulative Bastard: How Adewale perceives her. Subverted. She is actually quite good at playing both sides against one another but is doing so for the benefit of the slaves.
  • Only in It for the Money: The image she cultivates and is what Governor Pierre Marquis de Fayet and Adewale think about her, but she actually cares deeply about freeing as many slaves as possible.
  • Playing Both Sides: Is a notable contact between the revolution and government. Which ends once Adewale kills the Governor.
  • Ship Tease: She's visibly attracted to Adewale and the latter tries to play it down. As per Initiates, years after Freedom Cry she and Ade have a One Night Stand which leads to her giving birth to Ade's son.
  • The Vamp: A mild example.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives Adewale a big one when she thinks he's going to bring down the wrath of the French on Port'au'Prince's slaves. She's right.
    • She gives a lesser one earlier when she thinks he's more interested in the scientific benefits of Louis Godin's mission than the effect it will have on the local slaves. Again, she's right.

     Pierre, Marquis de Fayet 

Pierre, marquis de Fayet
Voiced By: Marcel Jeannin

The foppish governor of Port'au'Prince and the head of the French forces located there.
  • Affably Evil: Our first introduction to him is an attempt to make a deal with the Maroon to keep the violence down. He's actually Faux Affably Evil and has a slave ship sunk to intimidate the Maroon.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Played with. At the start of the DLC he seems to want peace with the local resistance and is willing to cut deals. Likewise, Bastienne indicates he's willing to purchase the Templar package, but we have no indications that he's actually a member of the Templars himself. All ambiguity goes out the window by the penultimate mission, but he's still not stated to be a Templar.
  • Antagonistic Governor: As the seventh Governor-General of Saint-Domingue, he runs Port'au'prince on behalf of the French crown.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Very, very evil.
  • Bait the Dog: At first, it seems like he might be a sympathetic antagonist. This goes out the window when his true colors are exposed.
  • Big Bad: Played with as he is neither a Templar or especially dangerous seeming. That last one is a lie.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Uses a branding iron on a slave to try and find information about Adewale. Gets some payback from Adewale for this.
  • Corrupt Politician: He's the governor of Port'au'Prince and has no problem with using slaves or the Code Noir.
  • Death by Irony: Canonically, he was brought down with the same branding iron that he'd been using on the slave he was interrogating.
  • Dirty Old Man: Spends a lot of time at Bastienne's brothel.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's in his early sixties at the time of the DLC.
  • Evil Overlord: Slaves on Saint-Domingue and its surrounding territories are treated extremely harshly under his rule, and after Adewale and the Maroons begin freeing large amounts of slaves de Fayet orders any slave ship about to be captured to be sunk.
  • French Jerk: Despite appearing friendly, he's still a major antagonist. Considering some of the horrible things he does later on, "jerk" is a massive understatement.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Outside of this DLC, most English-language mentions of him are in the context of the Godin mission (and the related concerns over smuggling) or in listings of French governors of Saint-Domingue, with no mention of his views on slavery or Africans.
  • Hypocrite: Refers to blacks as animals but visits Bastienne Josephe's prostitutes... though it's probably because of him believing stereotypes about black women's sexuality.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Adewale goes out of his way to make de Fayet's death very, very painful in retaliation for the slave ship he ordered sunk.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Big time. Outright calls Africans animals who need to be enslaved to have any hope of being somewhat civilized, making him a far cry from his Templar predecessors in the regionnote .
  • Retired Badass:
    • He had a highly distinguished naval career, which earned him his post as Governor-General.
    • However, combat-wise the years have not been kind to him. When confronted with Adewale, he runs like hell. He only turns to fight when he's (literally) cornered and surrounded by a small army. This is a bad idea.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Gives one when he dies to Adewale. He claims blacks will turn to violence without slavery and uses his own murder at Adewale's hands to justify it. Doubles as Insane Troll Logic. Despite this, it ruins Adewale's good mood by denying him the satisfaction of breaking the governor.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: Presents himself as a Reasonable Authority Figure caught in a bad situation. He also ruthlessly enforces the Code Noir and is increasing the amount of violence done to slaves on a regular basis.
  • Visionary Villain: Subverted. Is involved in a plot to properly chart the circumference of the world, which will change the world of sail, but he intends to use it to... buy and sell slaves more efficiently.

     Louis Godin 

Louis Godin
Voiced By: Olivier Lamarche

Louis Godin (1705 – 1759) was a French astronomer and member of the French Academy of Sciences. He took part in the French Geodesic Mission during the mid-1730s.
  • Affably Evil: Seems to be an okay guy, except for the slavery, embezzlement, and adultery.
  • For Science!: A dark example as his association with Governor de Fayet is purely to get funding for his research.
    • May be less interested in this than he appears as the Governor accuses him of embezzling mission funds in order to give his mistress expensive presents. He's right, but Louis persuades the Governor to fund the expedition anyway.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite the fact he's the reason the Governor is ramping up the abuse of slaves, Louis Godin goes on his mission and goes down in history as a navigational genius. Antonio de Ulloa and Anders Celsius do steal some of his thunder, though.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Subverted. All of the adultery, embezzlement, and work with slavers Godin does in the DLC happened in real life.
  • Miles Gloriosus: The in-game codex seems to paint him this way. Godin was a top-tier student the French Academy of Sciences, but when he was placed in charge of the Geodisic Expedition, he proved to be a power hungry and ineffective captain, getting his ship crashed at Saint-Domingue. When he is not playing up his accomplishments, he is complaining about the Spanish escort and Templar chaperones who are there to ensure he doesn't screw things up again.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Subverted. His dark side is unrelated to his scientific pursuits.
  • Visionary Villain: His plan is actually extremely important to the furthering of scientific knowledge. Adewale is so impressed by it, he is briefly distracted from his outrage over Port'au'Prince's slave situation.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In his first appearance he describes Bastienne Josephe's prostitutes as the finest outside Paris and even mentions showering one of them with expensive gifts (with money that should have been funding his expedition). Truth in Television.

Alternative Title(s): Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry