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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 Grandpa: By the end of The Fall.
- Badass Mustache: Has a fairly impressive one.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Wields a Hidden Blade.
- 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: Wears a hood in his Assassin's outfit.
- 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: Has a prominent chin.
- Le Parkour: Is an expert freerunner.
- Made of Iron: Nikolai lived through the Tunguska explosion at point blank. No one else around survived.
- Man in White: Wears a white outfit like most Assassins.
- The Musketeer: Is armed with a sabre, dagger, and Berdan rifle, and is very skilled with each.
- 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: Like most Assassins.
- 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.
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: Has a very long, thick white beard.
- Badass Grandpa: Looks to be at least in his 50s, and also happens to be the grandfather of Galina Voronina.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears what appears to be a duster.
- Character Death: Nikolai strangles him to death for threatening Innokenti.
- Nice Hat: Wears a rather large white cowboy hat.
- Professional Killer: As a trained Assassin.
- 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 harm Nikolai's son Innokenti if he refuses to return with him, which causes Nikolai to kill Sergei.
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.
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.
Nikolai's wife and confidant.
- Morality Pet: Anna tries to be this for Nikolai, moderating his grief and rage after the death of Aleksandr Ulyanov and their first child.
Nikolai and Anna's daughter.
Nikolai and Anna's son.
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.
Khioniya Kuzminichna Guseva
"Only through death can one be truly free. You will get me out of this misery!"
A former disciple of Rasputin, she was imprisoned in an asylum in Krasnoyarsk after being forced to disfigure herself by Rasputin after attempting to kill him. She is sought out by Nikolai to gather more information on Rasputin.
- Bald Women: Whether it is part of the mutilation inflicted upon her by Rasputin or because they shaved her head in the asylum is unknown.
- Covered In Scars: Her face is a hideous mess, as she was forced to mutilate herself by Rasputin, using the power of the shard of the Staff of Eden, after she failed to kill him.
- Death Seeker: She seeks to die after being forced to mutilate herself and being imprisoned in a insane asylum for three years.
- Go Out with a Smile: She made no sound as Nikolai pierced her heart with his hidden blade, simply smiling as she died.
- Mercy Kill: She asks Nikolai to put her out of her misery after telling him what she knew of the shard of the Staff of Eden in Rasputin's possession, which he complied with.
- The Noseless: Rasputin forced her to carve her own nose off when making her mutilate herself.
- What Beautiful Eyes: While Nikolai is horrified by her face, he notes she has kindly and mesmerizing eyes he cannot look away from.