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Tropes pertaining to all Characters
- Blade Below the Shoulder: All characters have access to a hidden blade, short spike, knife, or dirk to execute their stealthier kills.
- Evil Laugh: Each of them tends to give one off during their taunts.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: All characters can have these added to them, though it's rather debatable which side they fall under.
- I Shall Taunt You: All characters have unique taunts that can be used at any time during a match, and are necessary to complete certain challenges.
- Le Parkour: Like any other Assassin's Creed Playable Character, they can hurdle over obstacles and survive nasty falls easily.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Each of them have a Templar outfit, which gives off this appearance. Though this is Played With inside the simulation, where the Templars are made out to be the good guys.
- Weapon of Choice: Each of them have a weapon in which they can upgrade and have unique kill animations with.
The Adventurer (Alejandro Ortega de Márquez)Father to Lucia Márquez, Alejandro Ortega de Márquez was a privateer, who led Spanish charges through the colonies, and personally seized smaller West Indie Islands in the name of King Philip V of Spain. He is rumored to have spent a year or more living among the Taino, though the exact location is not clear. Unbeknownst to his wife and children in Spain, he may have even taken a Taino bride and fathered one or more children.
- Expy: Mainly of AC3's Commander, and the previous leaders, the Captain and Vizier.
- Your Cheating Heart: His biography makes note that he may have cheated on his life without his family at home knowing.
Blackbeard (Edward Thatch)Added in the Blackbeard's Wrath DLC.Gruff and short-tempered, Blackbeard uses fear rather than violence to get his way, avoiding killing whenever possible. Although little is known of his early life, he is believed to have been born between 1680 and 1685 in Bristol, and took to the sea from as young as sixteen years of age. By 1717, he had become a pirate icon.
- Badass Beard: Well, he IS Blackbeard.
- Talk Like a Pirate: Mocked in his character file."Arrrr! Ahoy matey! Shiver me timbers! All that pirate drivel the tourists are always asking me to repeat. Bollocks."
The Buccaneer (Parry Crowther)A pirate's pirate, Parry Crowther embraces the gentlemanly connotations of the somewhat antiquated term "buccaneer," using his multifaceted personality to mask and facilitate his true business. Imposing and heavyset, he has a strong, extroverted nature, and despite his tendency to drink, has a gentle manner among friends.
The Cutthroat (Adrien Flood)Born in Ireland and abandoned at an orphanage in Cork, Adrien Flood escaped at the age of eight, and stowed away on a ship bound for the West Indies, which was subsequently seized by Kumi Berko's pirates. He quickly earned a place for himself as a deckhand, then a spy, being fast and small and able to fit into tight spaces and get at hard-to-reach spots and tough-to-hear information. As he grew older his obnoxious personality began to emerge. Sarcastic and impertinent, he also began to display a sadistic side, and was put to work as a torturer and disciplinarian.
- Cool Mask: A customization option, making him more like an Expy of the Harlequin. His "Dancing Shadow" champion and prestige costumes also have cloth ones that cover most of his face.
- Evil Redhead: He has short red hair, and is said to be particularly cruel to the point of being a torturer in addition to being a Professional Killer.
- Gasshole: In his Character file, he'd love to talk about the time he knocked five guys out with a single fart.
The Dandy (Comte Alphonse de Marigot)Born Alfie Gardner, to common parents in England, Comte Alphonse de Marigot quickly outgrew his humble background. At 15, he found a job at the newly established Comédie Francaise in Paris, and took advantage of every opportunity to meet men of power and influence. In his 18th year he accepted a job aboard a merchant brigantine and sailed for the West Indies. On his patron's death, he inherited the business, and established the de Marigot plantation in Martinique.
- Blatant Lies: In his character file, he claims to have no knowledge of any "Alfie Gardner".
- The Dandy: He certainly dresses himself quite well. Seeing as it's his title...
- Cool Mask: With his "Comedian" champion and prestige costumes.
- Expy: Could be one of the Noble from Brotherhood.
- Eyepatch of Power: Unlike the others', which seem purely aesthetic, his looks to be concealing a nasty wound.
- Fake Nationality: Tries to pass himself off as French, but is very much English.
The Duelist (Renaldo Aguilar)Born in Spain, to an influential family branched from a bourbon dynasty, Renardo Aguilar became a master swordsman in the Verdadera Destreza school, and a lover of strategy games. Not satisfied with the competition available at home, he embarked on a journey to bring his technique to the Spanish colonies in Central and South America. He never forgot his roots or lost his taste for fine Madeira wine. He has been romatically linked to Felicia Moreno.
- Expy: He resembles the Nobleman and Barber from Brotherhood a little, particularly in facial structure.
The Firebrand (Dominique Jean)Born in Saint-Domingue, Dominique Jean is the niece of a voodoo houngan and grew up under his doting tutelage. A clear and creative thinker with an open heart, she prefers to lead through her action. A generous collaborator, she is nevertheless deadly if crossed. At 16, she met Kumi Berko. They shared a brief romantic relationship that was cut short by his departure from the island.
- Hollywood Voodoo: Defied:"I will not speak to you of voodoo. I already know that is how you want to imagine me: gathering herbs and muttering incantations and drawing skulls and pretending to adapt your Christian saints to the image of the spirits of the Fon and the Ewe."
The Huntsman (William de Saint-Prix)Returning from Assassin's Creed III.A man of privilege, William de Saint-Prix was born to an aristocratic French family and received the best education. He was particularly adept at science and literature, and learned enough to design his own weapons and create a signature fighting style. Shunned by revolutionaries for his noble beginnings, his wit and courage earned him the respect of his compatriots.
- Badass Cape: With his "Law of Talion" champion and prestige costumes.
- Badass Beard: Unlike in AC3, the Huntsman now has a beard.
- Hooks and Crooks: Wields a nasty hook for his Weapon of Choice.
- I Call It "Vera": His final hook, "The Deity".
- Nice Hat: In addition to his tricorne, he can also wear a bicorne.
The Jaguar (Cuali)Added in the Blackbeard's Wrath DLC.Cuali (a name which means "good" in Nahuatl) is an Aztec warrior from Mexico, who took to the sea, joining any mission that would allow him to combat the Spanish conquest of central America. A fighter, he survived the destruction of his community and went on to join forces with a growing society of native men who sought renewed peace and order.
- Body Paint: His 'warrior' costume paints a serpent on his stomach, and his 'prestige' costume adds a sun.
Lady Black (Lucia Márquez)Fending for herself from the age of 12, Lucia Márquez took to the streets, using any means necessary to survive. Apprehended stealing a horse from an individual of notable power in her 17th year, she accepted training instead of jail, and in time developed a taste for comfort and order.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Is the daughter of the Adventurer. Of course, both Offing the Offspring and Self-Made Orphan are quite possible in-game.
- Downloadable Content: 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.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one in her unlockable costume, the "Vengeful Daughter".
- Guns Akimbo: Her Weapon of Choice.
- I Call It "Vera": Her final pistols, 'The Black Twins'.
The Mercenary (Kumi Berko)The son of an Ashanti Empire chief, Kumi Berko knew wealth and power early on in his life. Following a territorial dispute, he was captured, sold into slavery, and transported to Jamaica. He joined the Maroons after being freed by the warrior, Cudjoe, in a plantation raid.
- Expy: Somewhat similar to Revelations' Guardian.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: While not shirtless per say - he wears an opened jacket - he doesn't seem shy about showing off his pectorals.
The Navigator (Hillary Flint)Born the third son to an aristocratic family, Hilary Flint spent a happy childhood immersed in the study of math and science, taking a particular extracurricular interest in things that go "boom." His parents sent him to military school as a teenager to help shape his potentially delinquent interests into a socially acceptable form. Easygoing and likeable, he soon found a home within the school's many clubs, and even a secret society or two.
- Badass Beard: One of his face customizations has him ditch the glasses for a full beard.
- Downloadable Content: Certain editions of the game include a "treasure hunter" costume for him to wear.
- Evil Redhead: Though not nearly as sadistic as the Cutthroat.
- Genius Bruiser: His biography makes special mention of how well-educated he is, and performs just as well as the others do in-game.
- Gun Twirling: Can even kill his opponents while twirling them.
- Guns Akimbo: His starting weapons are two flintlock pistols.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle with his third hairstyle.
The Night Stalker
The Night Stalker (Joe)Returning from Assassin's Creed III. See more information on his true history on the associated page.Stalking the streets of New York by night, this mercenary was known only as Joe. The legends that surround him paint him as a brutal killer motivated only by coin, but closer investigation reveals that his alleged victims are linked by a history of violence against women. Might his motivations be different from what his historical records claim?
- Downloadable Content: Unlocked by activating a Uplay passport.
- The Faceless: Of course, we still don't see what lies underneath his clothing too much.
- Wife-Basher Basher: The apparent motive behind his killings. This doesn't stop him from killing female members of the cast in-game, of course.
The Orchid (Jing Lang)Added in the Blackbeard's Wrath DLC.The daughter of a rebel, Jing Lang grew up fighting. As a young woman, she developed a talent for negotiation, and a knack for languages. She broke the ties with her family to serve as a military advisor for a Qing dynasty general her father opposed, and ultimately performed so well, she was granted a diplomatic post. Using piracy as a cover for her political activities, she traveled the world, banding with any who might serve her ultimate desire for negotiated order.
The Physician (Edmund Judge)Doctor Edmund Judge takes a calculating and sometimes brutal approach to medicine. An expert in poisons, he is always in search of something to test them on. He appears philanthropic, but always expects something in return. He demands order, but operates outside of legal structures.
- Blatant Lies: Claims that his being killed by Assassins is a lie, which is obviously untrue to anyone who's played the Aveline DLC.
- Deadly Doctor: Seems to have a Lack of Empathy, according to his biography, which describes him as brutal.
- Expy: The next in line to fill the role of Deadly Doctor, as the Doctor, the Ottoman Doctor and the Mountebank have done in previous iterations.
- Eyepatch of Power / High-Class Glass: Has both of these as customization options.
The Puppeteer (Felicia Moreno)Born to a family of thieves, Felicia Moreno became a master of disguise and sleight-of-hand almost before she could walk: crying on cue to help her older sisters beg, and batting her eyelashes to distract old women while her brothers stole their groceries. As a young lady, she teamed up with Lucia Marquez and set her sights on larger prey, robbing stagecoaches, infiltrating balls and theaters, and pilfering jewels from young princesses and nobles.
- Expy: She resembles the Hellequin from Brotherhood.
- The Goggles Do Nothing: One of her alternate masks is a strange pair of goggles.
- I Call It "Vera": Her final dagger, 'Mademoiselle'.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her default colors are these, with a small bit of white thrown in.
The Rebel (Ferreira de Ortega)The daughter of Alejandro Estrada de Ortega, Ferriera comes from a long line of Spanish Templars. But, unlike her brothers who were groomed for the Order from a young age, she and her sisters were excluded. Disinterested in the domestic life scripted for her by her parents, she left home at seventeen to pursue a life of adventure.
- Body Paint: Her forearms are decorated with intricate henna.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Earrings, armbands, necklaces... You name it, she's got it.
- Nice Hat: Looks like a long piece of fabric that's wound several times around her head.
- She also gets a tricorne hat in her "Ravager" champion and prestige costumes.
- She's Got Legs: Bares them in the Independent costume.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Defied. She and her sisters were not allowed to join the Order, and instead of staying home she ran away from it.
The Shaman (Dakodonou)Added in the Guild of Rogues DLC.Sold into slavery at the age of fourteen, Dakodonou kept his beliefs and his desires to establish a better life for his people a secret. Escaping captivity years later, Dokodonou trained with the Assassins, leaving only to educate himself in Haitian Vodou and carry on his true calling: to create a new world.
The Siren (Sylvia Seabrooke)Added in the Guild of Rogues DLC.The daughter of a goods trader, Sylvia Seabrooke spent more time dreaming about the sea than husbands. When she lost her brothers to the New World, Sly disguised herself as her brother and went to work on the ships. Noticing her navigational skills, she was persuaded to join and recruited into the Templar order.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Disguised herself as her brother to work on ships going to the New World.
The Stowaway (Charlie Oliver)Added in the Guild of Rogues DLC.Running from his parents at the age of ten, Charlie Oliver, calling himself "Charlie the Great", hid aboard a ship headed for the New World, in a barrel full of apples. His endless chattering was what led him to the Comte de Marigot, who, not knowing what else to do with him, introduced him to the Templar order.
- Expy: As a young blonde man, he's one of the Robber from Assassin's Creed III.
The Wayfarer (Manuel Mendoza)Manuel Mendoza wandered the globe, trying on many identities and professions before settling down as a humble coffee farmer, keeping his true affiliations private. Known to disappear for months at a time, his neighbors always assume he is simply assisting the plantation owner and his merchant friends with their business.
- Alliterative Name: Manuel Mendoza.
- Badass Beard / Beard of Evil: Starts off with a three-day stubble, but you can customize it into a Badass Mustache and a full beard.
- Badass Longcoat: With his "Desperado" champion and prestige costumes.
- Drop the Hammer: While not exactly a hammer, his Weapon of Choice is a club which he uses to similar effect as hammer uses in the series.
- I Call It "Vera": His final hammer, 'Face Crusher'.
- I Have Many Names: To protect his identity as he travels the globe. Manuel Mendoza is presumably his birth name.
- Simple Staff: His first couple of clubs are like this. Some have barbed wire wrapped over them.
- Nice Hat: 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.
- Walking the Earth: As said in his description above. He also uses his experiences into his line of work as a Professional Killer, as he compares stalking his prey to waiting for cocoa plants to ripen; waiting for the right moment to pluck them.