A list of characters for the historical portions of the Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants trilogy. For the game-unspecific index, see here.
The Last DescendantsSix children brought together by Sebastian Monroe due to either Assassin heritage, Templar heritage, or both.
- Kid Hero: All of them are under 18.
- Childhood Friends: Friends with Javier from childhood.
- FaceHeel Turn: His growing trust in the Assassins is shattered once Isaiah "reveals" the Assassins may have framed his dad.
- It's Personal: Owens driving motive is an opportunity to use the Animus to find out what happened to his dad.
- Mixed Ancestry: His ancestors include the Chinese Assassin initiate Zhang Zhi and the Spanish conquistador Alfonso del Castillo.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Griffin sternly tells Owen off for not abiding to his plan.
- The Unreveal: In regards to why Owens dad was at the bank robbery and whether he killed the guard.
- Apology Gift: Javier breaks into a police warehouse to get evidence from the trial of Owen's dad.
- Aura Vision: Can use Eagle Vision, but his isn't as advanced as Owen's.
- Childhood Friends: Friends with Owen from childhood.
- Children Forced to Kill: Although they all do some serious damage to guards, Javier kills Isaiah and is the only kid out of the six who is confirmed to have ever killed.
- Coming-Out Story: Owen's distress about why Javier ditched him leads to Javier coming out as gay to explain what was happening in his life which didn't leave him the energy to help Owen.
- Neutral No Longer: The only one out of the six who is confirmed to join a faction.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Griffin sternly tells Javier off for breaking into a police warehouse because he was bored.
- White Sheep: While descended from Cudgel and by extension Shay Cormac, a known Assassin turncoat, he ends up joining the Assassins.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Grace accepts the offer from Abstergo to provide a safe place for her brother and herself, she doesn't feel one side is more righteous than the other.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Out of the six of them, Grace is the most determined to keep her and her brother out of the Assassin-Templar war.
- Dreadful Musician: When she was younger her parents and grandparents wanted her to be musician, and had her take violin lessons, but she proved to have no aptitude for music and gave it up altogether.
- Historical Character's Fictional Relative: She's a direct descendant of the Italian singer Adelinda Patti, who historically had no children.
- Mixed Ancestry: Of Russian, Kazakh, and Mongolian descent.
1863 Draft Riots / American Civil War
The sole Assassin in New York City during 1863, he is tasked with recovering a prong of the Trident of Eden from the Templars, and an ancestor of Owen Myers.
- The Mentor: Serves as Eliza's mentor as an Assassin.
An African-American servant employed by Boss Tweed before becoming an Assassin, and an ancestor of Grace and David Collins.
13th Century Song China
An Assassin apprentice who seeks revenge on the Mongols for the death of her father, and an ancestor of Owen Myers.
- All for Nothing: Zigzagged. While she successfully assassinates Mongke Khan, the injury she receives from Bayan and her Mentor's beliefs that an Assassin killing for revenge is unethical prevents her from becoming a proper Assassin, and we're left with her grieving once Kang leaves.
- Alliterative Name: Zhang Zhi.
- Aura Vision: Can use Eagle Vision, which her father taught her how to use.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Wields a Hidden Blade that was once her father's, but after her Mentor Kang tells her she will never be able to be an Assassin due to her injuries, he takes the Blade away from her.
- Career-Ending Injury: After successfully assassinating Mongke Khan, in the resulting scuffle with his guard Bayan she gets shot in the knee with an arrow, which he drives in deeper during the fight proper. The injury ends up preventing her from becoming an Assassin due to the bone being unable to heal properly.
- Le Parkour: Is capable of free-running for miles to escape Mongol soldiers.
- The Kingslayer: Assassinates Mongke Khan, the fourth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.
- Knee-capping: Gets shot in the knee by Bayan, who drives the arrow even further into her knee during their fight, ruining it and her ability to be an Assassin.
- Poisoned Weapons: Apart from her Hidden Blade, she has a Hidden Crossbow with poisoned darts.
- Revenge Before Reason: Ignores her Mentor Kang's warnings that revenge can't come before her duty as an Assassin, and decides to assassinate Mongke Khan herself against his orders. While she succeeds in doing so, it puts the base on high alert, she's forced to run while being chased by soldiers, and her knee ends up getting ruined by Bayan. While Kang says that her injury makes her unable to be an Assassin, it's merely a pretext for the real reason, which is that he feels that killing for revenge is unbecoming of an Assassin, and her doing so showed she was unworthy of ever becoming one.
- Shadow Archetype: Of revenge-seeking Assassin's Creed protagonists such as Ezio Auditore, had they learned their lessons about revenge too late. She tries joining the Order for the sake of getting revenge on those who've killed her family members, but unlike them, it ends much more poorly for her. While she succeeds in her quest, it comes at the cost of being drummed out of the Order, and a permanent physical injury at the hands of the very man who killed her father.
- You Killed My Father: Seeks revenge on the Mongols for her father's death.
The Mentor of the Chinese Assassins during the waning years of the Song Dynasty, and Zhang Zhi's personal mentor.
- Cynical Mentor: Despite being willing to train Zhang Zhi, he's leery of her from the start since he feels she's only doing training so she can get revenge on the Mongols. Unfortunately, his initial view of Zhang Zhi turns out to be correct.
- The Mentor: Apart from being the Mentor of the Chinese Assassins, he personally mentors Zhang Zhi, and before her, her father.
- Pet the Dog: Despite denying Zhang Zhi the chance to join the Assassins, he does say the Brotherhood will take care of her and honor her for her actions in killing a feared enemy.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: A firm believer that killing for revenge is wrong, and is unethical of an Assassin. It's why he chooses not to induct Zhang Zhi into the Brotherhood despite her successful assassination of Mongke Khan, using her crippling injury as a pretext.
10th Century Scandinavia / Viking Age
An Icelandic skald and Hidden One, and an ancestor of Javier Mondragón.
Torgny the Lawspeaker
The Mentor of the Scandinavian Hidden Ones in Sweden, and Thorvald's teacher.
1863 Draft Riots / American Civil War
Appears in: Assassin's Creed: Last DescendantsA Democratic politician from New York and leader of Tammany Hall, an influential political organization in 19th century America. Unbeknownst to the public, Tweed is the Grand Master of the American Templars in the Northern states.
- Big Bad: For the historical segments of Last Descendants.
- Corrupt Politician: Comes with being a Templar trying to cripple the American Assassins and aid the Confederate war effort by instigating the 1863 New York draft riots. In Real Life, he was already convicted for funneling $25 to $45 million from New York City taxpayers.
- The Don: Tweed is the de facto leader of New York's Civil War era gangs with the help of his loyal agents such as Cudgel Cormac.
- Evil Mentor: To Cudgel Cormac, his trusted right-hand man.
- Historical Domain Character: "Boss" Tweed was one of the most influential American politicians of the 19th century who served as an important leader and organizer for the Democratic Party in New York.
- Historical Villain Downgrade: In Last Descendants, he opposes any distinctions between races and only allows the rioters to attack black civilians out of necessity instead of outright prejudice. However, Tweed was a 19th century Democrat and it's unlikely that he would have regarded blacks as equals to whites.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Tweed was known as a notorious politician that stole millions of dollars from taxpayers but he certainly didn't instigate the New York draft riots on July 13-16, 1863 nor was he aligned with the Confederates.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Although he isn't personally racist, he considers allowing rioters to attack black civilians as a necessary sacrifice as it helps the American Templars.
- Inevitable Mutual Betrayal: His black maid Eliza brings forward evidence of his corrupt activities to the public during Reconstruction and gets him arrested in 1871, eight years after the New York draft riots that killed her father.
- Politically Correct Villain: Tweed doesn't agree that there are distinctions between races and only permitted the rioters to attack black residents of New York to help the American Templars as opposed to having disdain for them.
The grandson of Shay Cormac, a member of the American Templars, and a trusted agent of Boss Tweed. He is also an ancestor of Javier Mondragón.
- Ancestral Weapon: Inherited Shay's air rifle, which he uses in combat.
- Aura Vision: Has Eagle Vision, which Shay trained him in.
- Bouncer: As a barman for one of New York City's pubs, he basically serves as the 19th Century equivalent of a bar bouncer.
- The Dragon: Boss Tweed's right-hand man.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: A guy called "Cudgel" invokes a propensity for violence, and he's a feared barman.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: We don't learn what his first name is.
13th Century Song China
The fourth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, and the main target of Zhang Zhi.
- Big Bad: The main villain of Tomb of the Khan.
- Evil Overlord: He's the current Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, and a Templar.
- Historical Domain Character: The fourth Great Khan, whose forces successfully conquered what is now Iraq and Syria, and furthered the conquering of Song China. The exact cause of his death is unclear, with Tomb of the Khan going with Asutai using the "died of disease" cause given by Persian sources as a cover up for his death at Zhang Zhi's hands during the Siege of Diaoyu Castle.
- Impromptu Tracheotomy: Zhang Zhi kills him by stabbing him in the throat with her Hidden Blade while he's sleeping.
- Our Founder: The founder of the Mongolian Rite of the Templar Order, following being taught Templar philosophy from a Templar Knight who was captured during the Battle of Legnica.
A Buryat warrior serving as one of Möngke Khan's commanders, and an ancestor of Natalya Aliyev.
- Determinator: After Zhang Zhi wounds him with a poison tipped crossbow bolt and stabs him in the side with her Hidden Blade, he manages to drag himself to a Mongol camp before collapsing unconscious from his injuries.
- Hero Killer: Killed Zhang Zhi's father, and ruins Zhang Zhi's knee personally.
- Rank Up: Möngke's son Asutai promotes him to being part of the Keshig, and inducts him into the Order for managing to survive his injuries.
10th Century Scandinavia / Viking Age
Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson
A king of Norway and Denmark, and a member of the Scandinavian Templars.