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Character page for the 2016 Assassin's Creed theatrical film. Some of the late 15th century characters previously appeared in Assassin's Creed II: Discovery, as it also takes place the same year in the same area as the film's Animus parts. Some characters also returned in the Mobile Phone Game Assassin's Creed: Rebellion.
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21st Century

  • Assassins:
    • Madrid Abstergo Rehabilitation Center Assassins: Callum Lynch, Joseph Lynch, Moussa, Emir, Nathan, Lin.
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    • Others: Mary Lynch.
    • Assassin's Creed Unity - Assassins: Arno Dorian (Animus projection).
  • Templars:
    • Inner Sanctum: Alan Rikkin, Ellen Kaye.
    • Other Modern Templars: Sophia Rikkin, McGowen.

Late 15th Century

Spanish Assassins

    Aguilar 

Aguilar de Nerha

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed (2016) | Assassin's Creed: Rebellion

Played by: Michael Fassbender

A Spanish Master Assassin during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. He is an ancestor of Callum Lynch through his maternal line.


  • All There in the Manual: According to the novelization, he died in 1526.
  • Battle Couple: It is implied that Maria and Aguilar are lovers in addition to being fellow members of the Assassin Brotherhood.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He uses the Assassins' traditional signature hidden wrist blades as primary weapons.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: In addition to being a Multi-Melee Master, he's also a very good shot with a bow.
  • Burn the Witch!: Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada sentences him and his lover and fellow Assassin Maria and his mentor Benedicto to a Public Execution by fire after deeming them "heretics".
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: The movie is set the same year as Assassin's Creed II: Discovery, which means Aguilar and Ezio Auditore are contemporaries. Aguilar, like Ezio, is an Assassin, wears a hood, has two hidden blades and parkours his way through cities. Both Ezio and Aguilar are Multi Melee Masters and confront the Templars-led Spanish Inquisition at the time of the Granada War (Ezio does in Discovery). However, Aguilar's origins are very much a Mysterious Past while Ezio's are well established, Ezio's lavish white outfits reflect his Italian nobleman origins while Aguilar's darker and more humble outfit has Moorish influences (since he comes from the Emirate of Granada). Also, Ezio didn't have one of his fingers severed during his induction in the Brotherhood, and Aguilar doesn't wear a Badass Cape. They end up meeting each other in Assassin's Creed Rebellion (mobile game).
  • Fingore: Much like Altaïr, Aguilar's ring finger is severed during his Assassin induction. Interestingly, this should not have been necessary, as the Hidden Blade's design was modified by Altaïr in the 13th Century so as to no longer require such a sacrifice as explained in Assassin's Creed II. It's probably just that the tradition was still strong there.
  • The Heretic: The Spanish Inquisition (the 15th/16th century Templars) considers him and the other Assassins as such.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers a minor one when Maria drops dead.
  • Identical Grandson: Justified just like the games due to the Animus which makes Aguilar appear identical to his descendant Callum. Both are played by Michael Fassbender.
  • In the Hood: His outfit includes a hood per the franchise's Assassins' tradition. What's more, the Brotherhood's symbol is embroidered on it.
  • Long Dead Badass: He died 490 years before Callum Lynch was put in the Animus.
  • Meaningful Name: "Aguilar" is a Spanish surname meaning "relative to eagles" or "eagle house". Each one of Lynch's regressions to late 15th century Granada starts with an eagle flying over the city, much like an Eagle Vision.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He is very proficient with any type of melee weapons.
  • Le Parkour: He and Maria freerun through rooftops, balconies and street banner ropes in Granada to escape Torquemada's troops after freeing themselves from the pyre.
  • Secret Keeper: He has vowed to protect the Apple of Eden hidden by the emir of Granada from the Spanish Inquisition (the late 15th century avatar of the Templars).

    Maria 

Maria

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed (2016) | Assassin's Creed: Rebellion

Played by: Ariane Labed

A Spanish Assassin during the late 15th century, and Aguilar's lover at the time of the fall of Granada, in 1491.


  • Action Girl: Being an Assassin, this comes naturally.
  • Battle Couple: It is implied that Maria and Aguilar are lovers in addition to being fellow members of the Assassin Brotherhood.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Stabs herself with the blade Ojeda keeps at her throat when she sees Aguilar hesitating between her life and the Apple.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: She uses throwing knives, most notably during the escape from the pyre.
  • Facial Markings: She's got markings on her chin, on her forehead and below each one of her eyes, as well as eye liner on her lower eyelids.
  • Human Shield: The fight over the Apple of Eden ends up with Ojeda using her as a human shield while Aguilar does the same with Tomás de Torquemada.
  • In the Hood: Hers is part of a Badass Cape.
  • Le Parkour: She freeruns with Aguilar through rooftops, balconies and street banner ropes in Granada to escape Torquemada's troops after managing to free themselves from the pyre.
  • Secret Keeper: Like Aguilar, she has vowed to protect the Eden Apple hidden by the emir of Granada from the Templars, even to the cost of her life (she precisely dies protecting it).

    Benedicto 

Benedicto

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed (2016)

Played by: Carlos Bardem

A Mentor Assassin of the Spanish Brotherhood in the late 15th century. During the end of the Granada War, he took steps to protect the young son of his ally, Sultan Muhammad XII of Granada, having the boy hidden in a village by a friend of the Brotherhood.


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The Spanish Inquisition (Spanish Templars)

    Tomás de Torquemada 

Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery | Assassin's Creed (2016) | Assassin's Creed: Rebellion

Played by: Javier Gutiérrez

A Dominican Friar and spiritual advisor to Queen Isabella I, Torquemada was appointed Grand Inquisitor of Spain by Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), with the hopes that the Templars can use the Inquisition to eliminate the Spanish Chapter of the Assassin Brotherhood, and any political rivals that threatened Borgia's ascent to the papacy.


  • Ascended Fanboy: Of Rodrigo Borgia in Discovery and eventually becomes his Number Two.
  • Bald of Evil: Sports the Dominican tonsure in the film.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: The main historical figure behind the Spanish Inquisition also happens to be a Templar seeking to eradicate Assassins in Spain and trying to get his hands on an Apple of Eden.
  • Big Bad: The head villain of Assassin's Creed: Discovery and of the 1491 parts of the 2016 film.
  • Burn the Witch!: The mean of Public Execution he favors for those he deems "heretics".
  • The Dragon: Was briefly one to Borgia, during the interregnum between the death of Silvio Barbarigo and the rise of Cesare Borgia.
  • Hero Killer: Uses the Inquisition to kill most (if not all) of the Spanish Assassin Brotherhood.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Of course.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade:
    • Downplayed in Discovery, as he's just a pawn of the Borgias.
    • Played straight in the film, as he intends to use the Apple of Eden against humanity.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He has no fighting skills. Ojeda is his sole rampart when Aguilar and Maria ambush him inside the Alhambra chamber where Muhammad XII kept the Apple of Eden.
  • The Purge: He wants to purge Spain of its heretics... and of its Assassins as well.
  • Sinister Minister: You really wouldn't want to be deemed "heretic" by this clergyman.
  • Sinister Schnoz: That distinguishing feature is most visible here.

    Ojeda 

Alonso de Ojeda

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed (2016) | Assassin's Creed: Rebellion

Played by: Hovik Keuchkerian

The field commander for Torquemada's army, and basically Torquemada's hulking henchman.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He gives Aguilar the toughest fight compared to the rest of the Templars and came closer than any of them to killing him.
  • Badass Beard: He's a skilled warrior with a thick beard.
  • Beard of Evil: He is a bearded brute.
  • The Brute: A large man with an imposing presence, and his armor sports Almogavar and Varangian influences.
  • Composite Character: He is a mix of two historical figures related to the conquest of Granada. The first of them is Alonso de Ojeda, a soldier and commander who took part in the battle and later became a conquistador in the Americas (and who was a personal enemy to Cristopher Columbus, just like they are respectively a Templar and a member of the Assassins in the film). The second is a Dominican monk also named Alonso de Ojeda, blood cousin to the first, who was an impulsor of the Spanish Inquisition and a colleague to Torquemada. Finally, he could be considered to be part original character as well, as none of the historical Ojedas died in Granada in 1492.
  • The Dragon: He's Torquemada's second.
  • Dented Iron: In addition to the scars mentioned below, he has a discolored eye and a broken nose that was never properly set back into place.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A scar on his right forehead, and another running along the nose.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Partially; the historical Ojeda didn't serve under the Spanish Inquisition and most certainly never worked with Torquemada, but his cousin, the other Alonso de Ojeda, did both.
  • Mismatched Eyes: In the film, both of his eyes are brown, but in the novelization, one of them is of a different color.
  • Only One Name: Although he is intuitively easy to identify as a fictional version of Alonso de Ojeda (any of them), his first name is never mentioned on the film.
  • Red Right Hand: In the novelization.
  • Samurai Ponytail: Oddly enough for 15th century Spain, he sports a topknot haircut.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He surely doesn't have the training of an Assassin, but still knows how to put a fight with aid of his raw physical strength and warrior training, and actually beats down Aguilar for a while.

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Emirate of Granada

    Muhammad XII 

Abu Abdallah Muhammad XII "Boabdil"

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery | Assassin's Creed (2016) | Assassin's Creed: Rebellion

Played by: Khalid Abdalla

The sultan of the Nasrid emirate of Granada between 1487 and 1491 and an ally of the Assassins.


  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: A historical figure who happens to be the keeper of an Apple of Eden.
  • End of an Age: He is forced to surrender his emirate to the Catholic Monarchs, which will bring bring an end to the rule of Muslim monarchs in Spain.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Based on the last sultan of Granada.
  • Secret Keeper: He kept an Apple of Eden hidden in his palace, the Alhambra. Until Templars of the Spanish Inquisition forced him to surrender it to them.
  • Vestigial Empire: By 1491, Granada is the last Muslim kingdom in Spain, and Cal Lynch starts exploring Aguilar's life smack dab in the middle of said kingdom's fall, when Muhammad XII is about to be deposed.

    Ahmed of Granada 

Prince Ahmed of Granada

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed (2016)

Played by: Kemaal Deen-Ellis

The son of the sultan Muhammad XII and his heir. He is endangered when the Spanish Inquisition seeks to capture him in order to force his father to surrender the Apple of Eden.


Others

    Christopher Columbus 

Christopher Columbus

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Appears in: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery | Assassin's Creed (2016)

Played by: Gabriel Andreu

The famous Genovese explorer and navigator, who is about to leave Spain for an exploration voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.



Alternative Title(s): Assassins Creed Film

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