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We sharpen our blades... And pull what hope is left from this foul earth.
"Now our enemies are hidden behind crowns, working in the shadows of Kings and Queens. Who are the ones working in the shadows for the people? We are."
Bayek

The original form of the Assassins' Brotherhood. For more details of its incarnations through the ages, see here.


  • Benevolent Conspiracy: As the quote above shows, their purpose was to counteract the evil conspiracy formed by the Order of Ancients.
  • Fingore: Initiates willingly cut off their ring finger in order to better use the Hidden Blade as well as a sign of loyalty to Bayek, though he's personally uncomfortable about the latter.
  • Good Counterpart: Of the Order of the Ancients, working to help the common people.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: As co-founder of the Hidden Ones with Aya, many of Bayek's traditions such as the Leap of Faith and using a white object (a feather up until after Altair's time) to sop up the blood of targets were taken up by later Assassins.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: In their early years, they're often brazen with their activities, assassinating targets in broad daylight to send the message that no-one is beyond their reach. And then this backfires, leading to their Roman members being hunted by Mark Antony, and their Sinai bureau being burnt to the ground, with the Hidden Ones there having to go into hiding. After that, Bayek and Amunet decide on a more discrete method of operation.
  • La Résistance: Originally formed from various people resisting Ptolemy's regime. After Caesar's death, they start assisting one in Sinai.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: While their initial goal is to protect the people anyway, it isn't until the events of Sinai that Bayek and Amunet codify the tenant of "stay your blade from the flesh of an innocent".
  • Precursor Heroes: The first organized incarnation of what would become the Assassin Brotherhood.
  • Skeleton Motif: The Assassin symbol is indeed derived from the underside of an eagle skull, in particular the one on Khemu's pendant, when Bayek finally discarded it.
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    Bayek 

Bayek of Siwa

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Voiced by: Abubakar Salim

"You may not be a king, Bayek. But history follows you."

The last of the Medjay, Bayek of Siwa fights against the mysterious Order of the Ancients to protect Egypt.


  • Action Dad: Father of a young boy and a Experienced Protagonist at the start of the game. Sadly, his son dies early and he spends the rest of the story seeking to avenge him.
  • All-Loving Hero: Provided you're not against him or harming innocents, Bayek will help and defend you. Demonstrated during a quest in Curse of the Pharaohs when he runs into worshippers of Akhenaten. Bayek really dislikes the long-dead pharaoh for his attempts to get rid of the gods, but still helps the worshipers without a word against their pharaoh.
  • Aura Vision: Surprisingly averted; Bayek is actually lacking of the games' usual Eagle Vision. He does have two substitute abilities, though - viewing the world through Senu's eyes helps to locate targets, while a system-assisted 'Animus Pulse' serves the Notice This function at ground level.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Several times through the game Bayek manages to take in details around the scene and reconstruct events from there.
  • Badass Baritone: Speaks with a deep, commanding voice.
  • Badass Normal: Bayek seems not to posses any First Civilization DNA, since he lacks the Aura Vision the previous protagonists have and he's unable to activate any Piece of Eden. That said, it doesn't stop Bayek from being a badass or eventually founding the precursor organization to the Assassin Brotherhood.
  • Bald of Awesome: He shaves his hair. According to a conversation with Esio, a Roman kid in Cyrene, it's because he doesn't want to wash it. note 
  • Battle Couple: He and Aya fight alongside one another on some missions, and they happen to be married.
  • Beard of Sorrow: At the beginning of the game he wears a long beard and his hair is grown out, likely as a result of his son's death.
  • Berserk Button: The death of his son, or harming children in general.
  • Beta Outfit: His modified Medjay uniform would become the basis for Assassin’s robes for millennia to come. He gets a proper Assassin (Hidden One) outfit in the ''The Hidden Ones” DLC.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Bayek may simply be one of the nicest protagonists in the whole series. He's beloved by his friends and the people of his hometown, he's good with children, and generous to anyone in need. But when the bad guys get under his skin he is the most visibly furious of any of the series protagonists yet. For instance, during the death scene of the Ibis, who calls him "Bayek of Nothing, Father to Nobody", he beats the man's head in with his own Piece of Eden while screaming.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Wields a Hidden Blade on his left arm, that in fact was the very same one used by Darius to kill King Xerxes I of Persia.
  • The Chosen One: During at least two different points in the story, Bayek's coming is apparently foretold - first by the seer in Memphis, and by the Oracle of Apollo over in Cyrene. Curse of the Pharaohs adds two more examples, his dealing with the Pharaohs, and his acquiring a specific sword. The hand of Those Who Came Before in these events might have something to do with it.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Bayek is characterized as deeply religious unlike other Assassins, who were agnostic or atheistic. His departure words to his targets has him say that the afterlife awaits them instead of "rest in peace" like Ezio did. Also, while all Assassins would form families themselves later in their lives (a given, since they'd need to have descendants), Bayek is already a father at the start of the story.
  • Crisis of Faith: Heavily downplayed, but a sidequest in The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC, the latest in Origin's chronology, depicts a hallucination of Bayek's telling him that a desire for peace and justice unites all human beings and to both give up his guilt over abandoning his religious duties as Medjay to become a Hidden One and acknowledge that all human beings have the Creed within them.
  • Cultured Badass: Has at least some knowledge of Herodotus, dryly referring to him by his title "the Father of Lies" during his time in Memphis.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A thematic association. Throughout Curse of the Pharaohs, Bayek is associated with Anubis, but is the same person he was before, and he's eventually assured that he "works in the dark, to serve the light".
  • Deuteragonist: After he founds the Hidden One brotherhood, his story's importance shifts, with more importance placed upon Aya's transformation into Amunet and the heightened animosity toward Egyptian and Roman politics.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: During the course of Curse of the Pharaohs, Bayek travels into what might be the afterlife, finds several pharaohs, and defeats their ghosts. This includes Akhenaten, who was worshipped as a living god in his own city.
  • Dual Wielding: Bayek can equip twin sets of swords for quick short ranged attacks.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Throughout Curse of the Pharaohs, Bayek is told that he has earned forgiveness for what happened with Khemu, and when his time comes will enter the Field of Reeds with Aya.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Unlike earlier Assassins who happened to be in their teens and early 20s starting out, Bayek is already an accomplished warrior in his mid-30s.
  • Famed In-Story:
    • By the third act, Bayek of Siwa has started gaining a reputation around Egypt, as he learns when he runs into Tahira.
    • By The Hidden Ones, Bayek's fame is such that a street musician is singing about him. Bayek and the Sinai Hidden One's fame being too great leads to their Bureau being attacked.
  • Fingore: Bayek loses his left ring finger during a struggle with Eudoros in which the Hidden Blade accidentally triggers and slices it off, later forcing him to cauterize the wound. This likely is what led to the ritual finger-severing for a millennium.
  • Friend to All Children: Due to the loss of his son, Bayek has a soft spot for all children. This comes up several times through the game. In the epilogue, he takes the time after an assassination to escort one of the kids he freed back home personally, as the boy is too afraid to go on his own. It is also part of his motivation to form the Brotherhood.
    Bayek: And I promise for all the sons of Egypt I will be the father I was not that day in Siwa.
  • Good Is Old-Fashioned: The Medjay are considered little more than an inconvenient relic by Egypt at large, but Bayek is a good guy.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's got some scars about the face, which the Phylakitae use to identify him.
  • Groin Attack: He's the target of a darkly funny example when the grieving widow of one of the Ancients he killed suddenly shows up out of nowhere and knees him in the balls while he was talking to someone else.
  • Happily Married: To his wife, Aya, though it's been slightly strained by her loyalty to Cleopatra, and later her refusal to go back to an ordinary life.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Bayek is seen wielding the khopesh (pictured to the right), shotel, and Roman spatha.
  • Heroic Neutral: While Bayek does care about other people elsewhere, his primary concern is with keeping Egypt safe from internal and domestic threats. It's Aya who actually has the idea to spread the Hidden Ones throughout the world.
  • Highly Visible Ninja:
    • Both subverted and justified; his default outfit is not at all atypical for the time period and location he lived in and the fact that he's a Medjay means he wants to get noticed by the people. Of course there are his various optional outfits which are about as conpicious as the outfits can get.
    • Gets played more straight in the Hidden Ones DLC, where his Hidden One outfit sticks out quite a bit.
  • Human Notepad: Has the names of his targets tattooed on his right arm. Painfully removed one by scarring himself with the tip of an arrow.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: While he can have a maximum of two melee weapons, two bows, about fifty arrows and a handful of support items ready at all times, there's no limit to how many weapons, items and crafting components Bayek can carry as loot, with no explanation given where he puts all that stuff. This explicitly includes all his mounts. Yes, even the three war chariots.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In the cinematic trailer he kills a mace-wielding soldier about to kill him by shooting him in the throat with an arrow fired from his bow, using his feet. In the game proper, he can headshot enemies with a bow in midair, which actually unlocks an achievement and has a special skill dedicated to it that slows down time while he's aiming in free-fall.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: He can optionally pet cats if they come near him (and they will - cats swarm around Bayek automatically).
  • Legendary Weapon: Bayek's Hidden Blade is the one used to assassinate Xerxes four centuries prior. "Legendary" is also the name of the highest of three equipment tiers, most of which are weapons, so in the late game he'll probably run around with one or two dozen legendary weapons in his Hyperspace Arsenal.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Bayek may be having supernatural experiences with the gods and his son (or First Civilization given the game's premise) or he may just be going crazy due to grief over the Offing the Offspring incident. Gets even more insane in Curse of the Pharaohs, to the point even Bayek is uncertain as to what the hell he's just been through (most afterlifes can't exactly be entered into on foot, after all).
  • Meaningful Name: Bayek is a play on the hieroglyphic word for "falcon" or "vulture".
  • Multi-Melee Master: Bayek can master multiple types of weapons, including axes, polearms, hammers, dual blades, his fists, staves, and a sword and shield.
  • Nice Guy: He's a genuinely kind, noble, good-hearted man, who takes his role as protector of Egypt seriously. He also has a wry sense of humour and a large soft spot in caring for the children in need he comes across. The only time he ever truly raises his voice is when confronting the utterly monstrous Order of Ancients and their supporters.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He doesn't care about Cleopatra's quest for a throne anywhere near as much as Aya does, and outright tells her this to her face.
  • Offing the Offspring: A completely tragic variant since he accidentally kills Khemu when one of the Ancients dodges his knife and drives it into his son's chest.
  • One-Man Army: He wipes out entire enemy camps by himself throughout the game, and that's just for starters.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His son Khemu was killed by the Order of the Ancients.
  • Real Men Love Jesus:
    • Bayek is very devout in his faith in the Egyptian pantheon and keeps dropping references to Egypt's idea of the afterlife and beyond, and sees his quest as a means to help his son reach the "field of reeds", the heaven-like afterlife. This also puts him in a stark contrast to previous games' protagonists, who tended to be atheistic or agnostic such as Altair and Arno.
    • Several of his quests involve facing people who are performing blasphemy (making the holy crocodiles of Sobek sick, or killing sacred crocodiles in Krocodilopolis to use their mummies for smuggling). In a similarity to the other more agnostic or atheist protagonists, Bayek also regularly faces and opposes priests who exploit religion for their own gain. The main difference is that Bayek sees their actions not just as an injustice, but as an insult to his faith.
  • The Red Baron: Known as the Crazy Siwan in Krokodilopolis, thanks to his stay in the arena, the Sword of Apollodorus in Sias, and a kid he saves in Giza takes to calling him "The Bandit Killer".
  • Religious Bruiser: In stark contrast to player characters in other games released before Origins, Bayek is deeply pious when it comes to his religion.
  • Revenge: Desires revenge against the Order of the Ancients for the death of his son about a year before the game's events.
  • Small Steps Hero: In-between hunting down his child's killers, Bayek stops to help rescue people from hippos, impress kids, guard a rich man's daughter as she goes shopping, and generally helps people whenever he can.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Not only can Bayek swim underwater, but fight underwater as well.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He doesn't express the attitude, but there are several side-missions where Bayek is easily exasperated by some of the lunatics and weirdoes he runs into.
  • Together in Death: He and Aya were ultimately buried next to each other after death, as per Egyptian custom.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Eagle Skull pendant he wears belonged to Khemu. He discards it at the end, as a show of how he moved on. Its impression in the sand would become the Assassin Brotherhood's emblem.
  • Trash Talk: Does occasionally deal in trash talk while fighting bosses.
  • Walking Armory: Bayek is a good example of this, after Arno and the Frye twins downplayed this trope. In addition to his Hidden Blade and other tools, he goes into battle with 2 weapons load-outs, a shield and 2 bows, along with assortments of darts, grenades, and other items.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He hates snakes and says this word for word during the "Curse of Wadjet" quest.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Story-wise he kills Khaliset and Berenike, and in the sidequests that have him facing women in combat, he shows no hesitation at all.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: His unarmed Overpower move is a dropkick.

    Senu 

Senu

A female Bonelli's Eagle that serves as Bayek's partner.
  • Action Pet: With an upgrade, she can attack and stun targets when controlled, and will randomly do so of her accord own during combat to help Bayek. She will also attack wildlife when Bayek is hunting, and she's fully capable of taking out animals many times her size in one hit.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Bayek can see through Senu's eyes. It's clarified that he can see through many animals' eyes, but Senu is the one he uses the most regularly and strongly.
  • Animal Jingoism: Snakes are the only predator Senu will attack of her own accord. She is also very aggressive towards snakes if any are near Bayek. This makes sense as birds of prey often hunt snakes in the wild.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Bayek is buried to his neck in sand and left for dead by the Scarab, Senu attacks a nearby horse so that it'll pull him out.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Senu is evidently the origin of the Assassin Brotherhood's eagle fixation and namesake of the later Assassins' Eagle Vision, aiding Bayek in his missions.

    Aya 

Aya

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Voiced by: Alix Wilton Regan

"You and I are pledged to violence, now and always."

Bayek's wife and a fellow Assassin, who is deeply loyal to Cleopatra. While she was trained alongside Bayek, she is not a Medjay.


  • Amicable Exes:
    • They become this at the end of Origins. Their commitment to the Creed leads to their marriage ending over the grief of their lost child, and Aya leaves to establish Assassin bureaus across the Mediterranean.
    • The Hidden Ones DLC Shows there's still a lot of affection between the two, even if neither will act on it. Aya invites Bayek to visit her in Rome.
  • Ancient Tomb: Her tomb was supposedly located in the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, Italy. This is not her real tomb, as it turns out she was buried next to Bayek in Egypt in the cave where the two would meet as teenagers to date without Aya's father knowing about it.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: She is the player character in various segments, including Naval missions.
  • Battle Couple: She and Bayek fight alongside one another on some missions, and they happen to be married.
  • Big Damn Hero: She saves Bayek from his crucifixion during The Hidden Ones.
  • Canon Character All Along: She is Amunet, first introduced in Assassin's Creed II.
  • Color Motif: In the main game, her outfit has the typical Assassin whites. By The Hidden Ones, the colours have gotten a lot darker, showing that while Amunet is good(ish), she's not as nice as most Assassins.
  • Cool Crown: She's seen wearing an Egyptian-style metal headdress by the time of the The Hidden Ones.
  • Demoted to Extra: in Curse of the Pharaohs, she doesn't appear, only getting a voice-over at the beginning of the story.
  • Deuteragonist: She is playable for a few missions and is the one to kill both Septimius and Caesar. Furthermore, while Bayek comes up with the idea for the Brotherhood, he seems intent to keep to Egypt alone, with Aya/Amunet being the one to take the fight against tyranny to Rome and gain more likeminded allies, and ultimately go global.
  • Dual Wielding: During segments when you control her, she is restricted to a set of twin blades.
  • Expy: Her facial design and hairstyle make her look a lot like Sitara from Watch_Dogs 2; which considering they take place in the same universe brings up a lot of interesting possibilities.
  • Fingore: In the ending, it's shown that she sliced off her ring finger, likely to accommodate her Hidden Blade.
  • Foil: While Bayek is intent on gaining vengeance for Khemu's death so as to allow him to ascend to the Field of Reeds and escape the Duat, Aya's concerns are more focused on the here-and-now. While she does care about burial customs and has some semblance of religious nature, she is more concerned with the destruction of the Order of the Ancients, rather than single-mindedly seeking to bring peace to Khemu. This is best shown when, in their final conversation, she tells Bayek "the gods are dead."
  • Freudian Threat: Before putting her blade to Septimus' throat she has it pointed blade first at groin level.
  • Good Is Not Nice: During one quest, Aya and Bayek are investigating who has poisoned an Apis bull. As Bayek returns from investigating, Aya is talking with the temple maidens, and informs them that she will kill whoever did it. Since they are the guilty party, trying to allay suspicion, they immediately become very afraid.
  • Happily Married: To Bayek at the start of the game, it gets tested in the course of the game.
  • Heroic Lineage: She is a descendant of the Misthios through their son Elpidios.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's much quicker to anger than her husband and threatens to kill people who piss her off.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She throws herself fully behind Cleopatra, at first, even when she's shown to be callous and cruel from the offset, and Bayek is less taken with her. Surprise, Cleopatra screws the pair of them over.
  • Horrifying the Horror: During "The Hidden Ones", she explains that Octavian scares her. And this is before he made himself Emperor of Rome.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Assassin lore says Aya killed Cleopatra with a snake. The Assassin's Creed: Origins comic reveals she let Cleopatra peacefully poison herself in exchange for smuggling her son Caesarion to safety.
  • In the Hood: Wears a white hooded cloak she takes from a member of the Senate when going to infiltrate the Curio and assassinate Caesar. Afterwards, she incorporates the hood into her standard outfit as Amunet.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: She will become Amunet and part of the Assassins Hall of Fame by Ezio's time.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: Her commitment to fighting the Order of Ancients runs contrary to Bayek's concern solely for the condition of Khemu's soul. They also both admit that they are only going through the motions, but that seeing the other only brings back painful memories of Khemu's death.
  • Meaningful Rename: At the end of the game, she renames herself Amunet "the Hidden One". Amunet is also the Egyptian goddess of air and invisibility. The name means "the female hidden one" or "one who is hidden".
  • That Man Is Dead: She sacrifices her name and identity as Aya in exchange for Amunet, even stating that she's symbolically killed Aya.
  • The Mentor: She is proclaimed as a mentor for the order by Bayek by the end of The Hidden Ones DLC. She is also the one who begins the tradition of Assassins Mentors wearing black.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Half-Greek, half-Egyptian.
  • Origin Story: Aside from the origin of the Assassins, Origins shows the origin for Amunet, the killer of Cleopatra.
  • Overrated and Underleveled: During the moments where you control her in the main game upgrades made as Bayek do not carry over, which along with her being restricted to a set of Dual Swords means that she is objectively weaker gameplay-wise.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Pulls a textbook example as her very last on-screen action during the epilogue.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Whereas her husband never deviates from his friendly, helpful and amicable behavior, Aya becomes colder and colder the farther the story progresses. In the end she's icy and merciless who, by her own admission, ditched all love and affection in her life to devote herself completely to her new role as a shadowy killer in service to the greater good.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She mellows out slightly by the time of "The Hidden Ones", and is able to have a friendly and casual conversation about Rome with Bayek.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: As she tells Bayek:
    Aya: To protect Egypt, I would kill a thousand priests.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Cleopatra, since she is her devoted supporter at the start of the game, but later on, Aya as Amunet assassinates her former friend.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Despite being ordered by Cleopatra to assassinate Ptolemy if she runs into him during the Battle of the Nile, she finds herself unable to do so even when she has him dead to rights as he's escaping on a boat. Of course, at that moment Aya's dilemma between duty and morality is solved when two crocodiles attack his escape boat and kill him. That said, she's still visibly horrified by the whole thing.

    Marcus Junius Brutus 

Marcus Junius Brutus

A Roman Senator and Assassin in the first century BCE, Brutus was assigned to plan the assassination of Consul Julius Caesar, who was being manipulated by the Templars. Plagued by visions of a cavern throughout his life, he discovered them beneath Rome, which was the location of Juno's Temple. Originally a lore character in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as part of the Lairs of Romulus, he becomes a supporting character in Origins.


  • Armor of Invincibility: In Brotherhood, his personal suit of armor serves as the game's best armor.
  • The Cameo: He appears very briefly in the ending of Origins.
  • Did Not Think This Through: As Mark Antony points out to Aya, murdering Caesar - a man loved by the general population of Rome, not to mention the head of state - in broad daylight was a profoundly stupid decision. Brutus was counting on it sending a message, doing things "the Roman way", rather than Aya's slightly more sensible suggestion of killing him in private.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Is given visions of the Burning of Rome after discovering the Colosseum Vault.
  • Driven to Suicide: He killed himself after the Hidden Ones were forced to leave Rome and his army was defeated. His fellow Hidden Ones tried to use The Shroud to bring him back to life, but all it did was reanimate his body for a few minutes, with him saying nothing, before dying again.
  • Groin Attack: As the one to land the final blow on Caesar, he stabs him in what seems like the nether regions.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade:
    • Brotherhood and the wider lore wholeheartedly embrace the Hollywood History notion that Brutus killed Caesar to preserve the Roman Republic and prevent the Empire embracing the Good Republic, Evil Empire context. In truth, the Roman Republic was a corrupt oligarchy that brutally murdered reformers, Brutus himself as per Cicero was a corrupt Loan Shark who extorted high interest loans from the poor and sent goons to torture them to make them pay up, and his assassination and betrayal of Caesar happened not because he was becoming a King but because his reforms, such as redistributing public land to veterans and other initiatives, were taking effect and becoming permanent.
    • In the finale, Brutus tells Caesar that he wants to establish a Rome of peace, justice, and land for the people. "Land for the people" was in fact the policies of Caesar and his populare faction, which Brutus and his cohorts wholeheartedly opposed.
  • Knife Nut: The Dagger of Brutus, which he used to kill Caesar and was later recovered by Ezio Auditore.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is horrified after killing Caesar, who had only stopped resisting the attack when he saw Brutus approaching. His shame caused him to hide away his armor and weapon in a secret vault under Rome.
  • Uneven Hybrid: The fact that he could interact with First Civilization technology indicates that he had traces of First Civilization DNA.

    Pasherenptah 

Pasherenptah

High Priest of Memphis, originally one of Cleopatra and Apollodorus' allies. Bayek's actions saves his wife and Memphis which earns Bayek his loyalty.

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    Phanos the Younger 

Phanos the Younger

Aya's Greek cousin. A poet who writes plays denouncing Ptolemy's regime.

  • Hero Secret Service: Introduced as keeping Aya in hiding from the Phylakes and acting as her liaison to Bayek.
  • Life of the Party: His parties are clearly quite the thing, which even impress Bayek.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: An in-universe version. His plays just have the names changed slightly, to prevent his rivals from trying to murder him.
  • Warrior Poet: Literally a poet, and he rushes along with Bayek to fight guards trying to stop his play.

    Phoxidas 

Phoxidas

A mercenary captain originally hired by Aya to lead her to Pompey Magnus to seal an alliance between him and Cleopatra.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Aya eventually takes to calling him "Phox" after they've spent a couple years working and fighting alongside each other.
  • Badass Beard: He wears a large beard and happens to be a fearless mercenary captain.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He sure loves his sea battles and makes sure everyone knows it.
  • The Captain: Of his ship, though he lets Aya take command as he's impressed by how she's mastered sailing.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. He volunteers to pull a You Shall Not Pass! on an Order fleet so Bayek and Aya can get Cleopatra to Rome while his ships are getting hammered into submission, but he shows up again alive and well later in the game.
  • In Harm's Way: Phoxidas is a wealthy man with a whole private fleet to his name who could've retired ages ago, but he continues to sail the seas and engage in pitched battles because that's where he feels most alive.
  • Large Ham: His default mode of communication. Especially during naval combat.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's a mercenary, but he's constantly impressed by and supportive of Aya.
  • Made of Iron: Takes a fire arrow to the shoulder during the battle for Rome, yanks it out and treats it as little more than an inconvenience while he keeps on shouting orders and cussing out his enemies.
  • No Indoor Voice: Understandable for a trireme captain since the only way to relay orders to everyone back then was to shout them, but he keeps up this volume even when he's talking to someone who's standing an arm's length away.
  • Non-Idle Rich: As mentioned above, he prefers to actively support the Assassins' cause over resting on his laurels and riches back home.
  • Only in It for the Money: His original motivations.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's basically Shay Cormac's quartermaster Christopher Gist from Assassin's Creed: Rogue, only with a different accent and on the other side of the Templar-Assassin War.
  • Thinking Out Loud: He's prone to say whatever is on his mind, and doesn't really care who he is speaking to or in the presence of.

    Tahira 

Tahira

A friend of Bayek back in Siwa. She has since left the oasis and is now tracking Romans who are poaching the native wildlife of Egypt. Later head of the Sinai Bureau of the Hidden Ones.


  • Character Death: She dies of the burns she suffered during the attack on the Sinai bureau.
  • Fingore: She is the first to cut off her own finger as a show of loyalty to Bayek.
  • Forest Ranger: Fulfills the role, staying in the wild to defend the sacred wildlife from Roman hunters.
  • The Lancer: Takes this role for Bayek once Aya departs from Egypt in the ending.
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