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Characters: Assassin's Creed: Subject Four
aka: Assassins Creed The Fall
This article is about characters from The Fall and The Chain. The main Assassins Creed character index is here.

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The Assassins

     Nikolai Orelov 

Nikolai Andreievich Orelov

"My father wanted this life, Anna, not I. He came to this country with a dream and made the Narodnaya Volya his cause. I do not know if I have the strength to serve the Order of Assassins as he did."

A Russian Assassin born into the Order at the end of the 19th century, he does not feel he can live up to the legacy of his father, and is unsure he wishes to continue to be an Assassin. He is tasked with assassinating the Tsar's of Russia, but fails, whilst succeeding in arranging the destruction of the Staff of Eden. He later moves to America with his family, abandoning the Assassin Order. He is an ancestor of Daniel Cross.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Orelov is Czech for "Eagle's son," which goes nicely with the series knack for giving eagle-related names to their historical Assassins.
  • Badass
  • Blade Below the Shoulder
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Nikolai lost a child at some point prior to the comic. He was apparently less violent before then.
  • Dead Partner: Nikolai used to work with Aleksandr Ulyanov, before Alek was captured and executed.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: His father trained him to be an Assassin from the day he was born, and Nikolai reluctantly went along with his fathers wishes despite his desire for a normal life.
  • In the Hood
  • It's All My Fault: Nikolai still has nightmares of Aleksander blaming him for not saving him in time.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: He beats captured Templars until they have given him all the information he desires. His fellow Assassins are actually disturbed by this at one point:
    First Assassin: "Are Brother Orelov's methods always so... savage?"
    Second Assassin: "He was a gentler man when I met him, years ago. Before they lost the child."
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice
  • Le Parkour
  • Made of Iron: Nikolai lived through the Tunguska explosion at point blank. No one else around survived.
  • Man in White
  • Old Master: In the latter portions of the comic.
  • Older and Wiser: He calms down after the Tunguska event.
  • Papa Wolf: He kills a Sergei, a fellow Assassin, who threatened his son if Nikolai did not come back to the Assassins to answer some questions.
  • Professional Killer
  • Resignations Not Accepted: The Russian Assassins were not pleased when he left them, and eventually sent several Assassins to hunt him down and bring him back to answer some questions.
    • Since he witnessed a message from the First Civilization and does not tell this to anyone, and steals a Piece of Eden for personal use, he's not entirely blameless for stroking the paranoia of his brothers.
  • Retired Badass: He leaves the Assassins to settle in America after recovering the last remaining splinter of the Russian Imperial Sceptre, which was a Staff of Eden. He is not pleased when the Assassins try to bring him back in to answer some questions.

     Aleksandr Ulyanov 

Aleksandr Ulyanov

The older brother of Vladimir Lenin, Aleksandr was an Assassin and member of the Narodnaya Volya who was friends with Nikolai. He was executed for plotting to kill Tsar Alexander III.



"I am sure you don't mean this, Nikolai. You have seen things that no other man alive has seen, been given messages intended for the Order that must never fall into the hands of our enemies."

A Russian Assassin sent to track down Nikolai in America in order to bring him to the Mentor for questioning.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Character Death: Nikolai strangles him to death for threatening Innokenti.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a rather large white cowboy hat.
  • Professional Killer
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Out of all the Assassins seen in the series, Sergei is by far the most anti-heroic and brutal in trying to achieve his mission. He is even technically breaking the Creed by threatening Innokenti, who is an innocent.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He threatens to Nikolai's son Innokenti if he refuses to return with him, which causes Nikolai to kill Sergei.

The Templars

     Tsar Alexander III 

Tsar Alexander III

"I have power he never dreamed of. You can strike at me a thousand times and you will never succeed."

The Emperor of Russia at the end of the 19th century. While not a full Templar, Alexander was allied with them just as his father had been, and was entrusted with the Staff of Eden. He was the target of several Assassin plots to kill him, all of which failed.

     Grigori Rasputin 

Grigori Rasputin

Rasputin was a covert Templar agent sent to advise and manipulate the Russian royal family in the early 20th century. He possessed a shard of the Staff of Eden, which granted him mystical abilities. He was killed by the Assassins on December 29, 1916.



A Russian Templar tortured by Nikolai for information on the Staff of Eden.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Nikolai brutally beats him for information, but Dolinsky manages to resist. He is finally broken when Nikolai threatens to reveal the existence of Dolinsky's mistress and bastard child to his wife.
  • Slashed Throat: How Nikolai kills him once he has the information he needs.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He loves his wife, but still keeps a mistress, a fact which Nikolai uses to gain information from him.

Other Characters

     Anna Orelov 

Nikolai's wife and confidant.

     Nadya Orelov 

Nikolai and Anna's daughter.

     Innokenti Orelov 

Nikolai and Anna's son.

     Nikola Tesla 

Nikola Tesla

A scientist suppressed by the Templars due to the threat of his inventions to their power, he is recruited by the Assassin Order to destroy the Staff of Eden as revenge.

     Tsar Nicholas II 

Tsar Nicholas II

The ruler of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Unlike his father, he is not allied with the Templars, and is attempting to move Russia towards a more moderate and democratic system, but is still targeted by the Communist allied Assassin Order.

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alternative title(s): Assassins Creed The Fall
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