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A list of French Revolution Templar characters in Assassin's Creed: Unity.

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Grand Master de la Serre's Faction

     Élise de la Serre 

Élise de la Serre

Voiced by: Catherine Bérubé

The daughter of François and Julie de la Serre, Élise is a young noblewoman and rising Templar who is determined to secure her place in the Templar dynasty amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, and ends up forging an unlikely bond with her childhood friend Arno.

  • The Ace: She's constantly described as this in the game, with Arno noting that she was always better than him at everything.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Revolutionary Templars who she sees as corrupting the Templar order and perverting her father's work. Germain above all she hates for killing her father and she is willing to die rather than see him succeed or escape.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Arno in a few missions.
  • Battle Couple: Her and Arno pretty much are this.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Her corpse after taking a blast from the Sword of Eden looks about as scarred as you'd expect.
  • The Cameo: Her and Arno can be seen from Shay's perspective at the end of Rogue.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She and Arno were childhood sweethearts. Her father was the same Templar Grand Master who adopted Arno. They grew up as best friends and eventually fell in love. They in fact had a secret romance that they had to hide from her father since Arno wasn't really of the same class as Elise and a romance between them was taboo in the Ancient Regime.
  • Daddy's Girl: She was close to her father.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a better swordswoman than Arno according to Word of God, but also proves to be self-destructive in her obsession for vengeance.
  • Dating Catwoman: Has a romantic interest in Arno, who's an Assassin. Pierre Bellec immediately cottons on and tries to kill her, until Arno stops him in time.
  • Enemy Mine: Despite her open contempt of the Assassins, she works with Arno to find her father's killer. Later on, she approaches the Brotherhood itself for help which drives Bellec to kill Mirabeau when he agrees.
  • Fiery Redhead: Is described as "The Fiery Templar Elise.," and she's at her most fiery when trying to investigate her father's death.
  • Hero of Another Story: Is the star of the Assassin's Creed: Unity novel, similar to how Haytham was the main character in Forsaken.
  • Iconic Item: Her Templar pendant, which according to the novel was gifted to her by Jennifer Scott and originally belonged to Haytham Kenway.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died when she was 8. She speaks of her in the novel, noting that they were quite close when she was a young girl.
  • Passionate Sportsgirl: Horsemanship and Fencing are others.
  • Revenge: Her motivation is to find out who killed her father and for what cause.
    Élise: If you don't have the stomach for revenge then I don't need your help.
  • Revenge Before Reason: This proves to be her downfall, as she chooses to attack Germain by herself instead of freeing Arno to back her up, even though Germain had just stood up to both of them simultaneously and had a very powerful weapon.
  • Sexy Walk: She makes Arno ogle, and also the Marquis de Sade.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: How she sees her relationship with Arno. Its subverted in that Arno is fully willing to stick by her over the Assassins such as killing Bellec when he's about to kill her but she also insists on pursuing her vengeance against Germain at the risk of her life, whereas Arno would do anything to keep her alive, including letting Germain go. This ultimately leads to her death. She tells Arno in her final letter that this was a choice she made and that he shouldn't blame himself for it.
  • Sword and Gun: Her artwork has her wielding both a sword and a pistol in each hand.
  • True Love Is Exceptional: She comes to realize this about her bond with Arno and realizes that it really is special.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The game shows brief glimpses of the childhood of Arno and Elise. She and Arno make an adorable pair.
  • You Killed My Father: She's obsessed with revenge against Germain for the death of her father.
    Élise: Did you think that because François de la Serre had no sons to avenge him, that your crimes would go unanswered?

     François de la Serre 

François de la Serre

The Templar Grand-Master before the Revolution and the father of Élise. He also fostered Arno after his parents' death.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: How the rebel Templar faction see him, especially le Roi des Thunes since he was a bit of a class snob.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Arno's Assassin father; he respected him so much that he fostered the orphaned Arno under his care and without indoctrinating him into the Templar vision. Comte de Mirabeau, the leader of the French Assassins, also respected him and regrets his passing.
    François: So, who or what will take its place? Another King? A council of capable men?
    Mirabeau: That is the question, isn't it?
    François: A truce, then?
    • Subverted with relation to the indoctrinating. As revealed in the Unity novel, he actively was trying to sway him into being a Templar and his means of doing so was through Elise. Elise simply resisted.
  • Good Parents: To both Arno and Elise.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His death leads to Arno being framed and sent to the Bastille where he meets Pierre Bellec and gets involved with the Assassins. It also leads to a coup with the more bourgeois Templars instigating a revolution and it ends up threatening the brief Assassins-Templar truce.
  • Token Good Teammate: Had a more benign approach to Templar goals than other Grand Masters. He and Mirabeau were both genuinely looking to form a truce and unity to steer the Revolution towards a constitutional monarchy.
    Pierre Bellec: I've seen Templars put entire villages to the sword just for the chance of killing one Assassin. Tell me, in your vast experience, what have you seen?
    Arno Dorian: I've seen the Grand Master of the Templar Order take a frightened orphan and raise him as his own son.

     Chrétien Lafrenière 

Chrétien Lafrenière

Voiced by: Noel Burton

"Brothers! Soon we will strike at the very heart of our hated enemies! They have hounded us for years, but no longer! With one stroke, we will save our Order, and rebuild our Nation! The Father of Understanding marches with us tonight! Prepare yourselves!"

A member of the clergy and a Templar.

  • Beard of Evil: His appearance gives off this look and appearance. He is a Templar but it turns out he was loyal to Master de la Serre and the author of the letter warning him, that Arno failed to deliver.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Like a number of other soon-to-be-major characters, he shows up at Elise's party towards the beginning of the game. Notably, he (along with the other cameos) glows gold in eagle vision during the party.
  • Large Ham: You can't blame Arno for seeing him as a sinister creep, since he gives long speeches decrying new values in a cemetery for little end and purpose.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His Assassination is an object lesson for Arno. Misinformation is used by rebel Templars to lure him away from Germain. Arno could have avoided this if he had brought his information to the Assassin Council instead of eagerly looking to avenge his adopted father's death. He discovers instead that he was a friend of Francois' and wanted to save him from Germain's Circle.
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: The speech he gives in the Cemetery is nothing less than a harangue at the evil Jacobins and the Assassins ruining everything.
  • Sinister Minister: Gives off a very Rodrigo Borgia vibe. Turns out he's a friend of Master de la Serre.
  • Trailers Always Lie: Promotional material deliberately misled viewers to assume that he was the Templar Grandmaster and Big Bad. As in the game, this was a deliberate misinformation to distract Arno away from Germain.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite being critical of De La Serre's peace with Mirabeau who he considers a "self-aggrandizing drunk", Lafreniere was loyal to him and warned him of an impending attack. Later he planned to lead a small army and storm the Jacobin club, the Templar front organization.

Revolutionary Faction

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François-Thomas Germain

Voiced by: Julian Casey

"This was the truth de Molay died for: the Divine Right of Kings is nothing but the reflection of sunlight upon Gold. When the Crown and Church are ground to dust, we who control the Gold will decide the future... Jacques de Molay, vous êtes vengé!"

A former Templar lieutenant and a highly gifted silversmith, Germain usurped the Templar Order from Master de la Serre.

  • Big Bad: The usurping Templar Grand-Master and killer (by proxy) of Francois de la Serre.
  • Composite Character: Germain is a mix of the Royal Silversmith and the famous Count Saint Germain, a supposed immortal courtier and charlatan who went around Europe making tall claims of his ancestry and origins, who later became a highly prominent figure in the 19th Century occult.
  • The Corrupter: A lot of the Templar recruits he picks such as La Touche, Rouille, Le Peletier and perhaps Robespierre himself, were decent people who he drove to perform extreme measures and violent actions. Most of them simply resented the corruption of France and genuinely wanted changes while Germain saw them as pawns to unleash a new order by means of violence that would at the same time dissuade future revolutions.
  • Historical Domain Character: The highly obscure Germain was the Royal Silversmith, who in the 1760s broke with other guilds to earn profits by collaborating with independent financiers. He died in 1791.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: It's unlikely the real Germain was anything more than the highly talented jewel designer that he was.
  • Humanoid Abomination: As one of Aita's Sages.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Arno kills him by stabbing him in the throat with his Hidden Blade, slowly.
  • In the Hood: Is always wearing a hooded cloak.
  • Interface Spoiler: After the Phoenix Project intro that plays at the end of Prologue, we get a short glimpse of the memory Arno is looking for. He sees Germain's face with a Templar Cross and Bishop tells him that the guy is a Sage. Players from Black Flag on their first glimpse can immediately pick up to his real nature as the Sage.
  • Mad Prophet: The reason why Master de la Serre kicked him out. He regarded Germain, a man who kept ranting about visions and dreams of Jacques de Molay, as a fanatic with no taste for pragmatism or peace. He even lampshades it during his death scene by stating that prophets are never appreciated in their own time.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates Arno into assassinating Lafrenière by taking advantage of Arno's desire for redemption for Master de la Serre's death.
  • Puzzle Boss: He can't be fought directly since he'll just zap you dead with the Sword of Eden. You'll instead have to wait for an opportunity to stealth attack him.
  • Shock and Awe: Can summon lightning using his Sword of Eden.
  • The Starscream: He was kicked out of the Templar Order by de la Serre despite being a lieutenant. He then plots his murder and takeover of the Templar order.
  • The Unfettered: No cost is too high for Germain to achieve his goals.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: As he lays dying he bothers to explain to Arno his reasoning for purging the Templars, his knowledge of the First Civilization, and why he orchestrated the French Revolution.
  • Visionary Villain: Wants to unleash the rise of middle-class consumerist capitalist society through the Revolution via notes from Jaques de Molay. He's also one of Aita's sages, so what he actually wants is to further Juno's aims even more.
    Élise: How wide a vision was your grab for power?
    Germain: Power. No, no, no, you are smarter than that. This was never about power. It's always been about control... For centuries we have focused on the trappings of power: the titles of nobility, the offices of Church and State. Caught in the very lie we crafted to shepherd the masses... In the wake of revolution, the Order will adapt. They will retreat to the shadows and we will, at last, be the secret masters that we were meant to be.
  • You Are Too Late: He points this out in the final boss fight. Even if Arno and Elise kill him, it wouldn't matter to him, because he's already achieved all that he set out to achieve, unleashing the Revolution, executing the King and bringing the Reign of Terror.
  • You Killed My Father: Why Elise hates him.

     Maximilien Robespierre 

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre

Voiced by: Bruce Dinsmore

"It is wisdom, above all, that our guilty enemies want do drive from the Republic. To wisdom alone does it belong to consolidate the prosperity of Empires. It is for her to guarantee the fruits of our courage."

One of the major leaders of the French Revolution, and a member of the Templar Order.

  • Allohistorical Allusion: Robespierre, as in history, is shot while resisting arrest, causing great disfigurement to his face. In contrast to history, Élise shoots him, not the military, and he's resisting arrest by the Templars, not the government.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • The game takes liberties with the day of his downfall. It states that the Paris Commune got into a violent altercation on his behalf against the National Guard leaving several bodies on the street. There was no violence at all that day on the part of Robespierre's faction, partly because Robespierre was hesitant and reluctant to give orders to do so; it was the main reason for his downfall.
    • When Danton passes by the tumbrel and shouts at Robespierre, he's shown to be standing on the street looking coolly. Not only would this kind of semi-gloating be completely uncharacteristic of Robespierre (he never attended executions) but he was at that time inside his house when Danton passed by. The Brotherhood Missions cutscenes largely feature a highly caricatured depiction of the real man.
    • The major issue with Robespierre being a Templar is that he was notorious in real-life for being super paranoid about Conspiracy Theories and constantly obsessed over foreigners and royalists plotting against the Revolution to turn it into a Staged Populist Uprising and insisted on transparency and public rectitude. The idea of him being part of the motherlode of all conspiracies to conduct a Staged Populist Uprising is quite a stretch.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: There are a bunch of these, but Robespierre takes the cake for stealthy background appearances, showing up several times in the background before becoming a major character at all; his first appearance is only a few seconds long, as he shows up just before Arno tries to sneak into Elise's party and getting snubbed by the man at the gate.
  • A God Am I: His Festival of the Supreme Being is treated as Templar propaganda by Arno and Elise (though she says it's a highly loose interpretation of Templar doctrine) and is presented this way.History .
  • Decapitation Presentation: At the start of the Brotherhood Mission The Jacobin Raid, we get a glimpse of his execution where his head, with bullet holes and shattered jaw, is shown to the crowd.
  • Historical Beauty Update: Averted. This version of Robespierre is based on a (if rather dubious) 3D reconstruction of his face. Most earlier portrayals, even villainous, while showing him being older (he was 35 at the time of his death), at least tended to emphasize the fact that he was a flamboyantly dressed well-kept dandy, who even sported green-tinted glasses for most of his public appearances. In addition this version of the character is missing the fact that the real-life figure had really bright sea-green/blue eyes augmented with the green tinted spectacles that he wore all the time.
  • Historical Domain Character: He's far and away the most notorious and controversial figure in the French Revolution.
  • Historical Villain Downgrade: The single player and Brotherhood campaigns flip flop between extremes.
    • In the single player campaign at least, in comparison to most depictions where he's an Evil Overlord and proto-fascist dictator, this version is merely a meek, fastidious, pedantic politician while the Templars take credit for instigating the Terror and all its excesses, and Germain regards Robespierre as merely another agent and puppet. Elise and Arno also note that Robespierre is quite popular up to the Festival of the Supreme Being and likewise drug him to make him appear mad and put dissension among other representatives who until then weren't especially afraid of him. The Brotherhood version features a traditional version of a Hanging Judge and Hypocrite who personally sells out his own spy because he unearths evidence implicating him with the Templars, much of which is not really true of the real Robespierre who was something of a Benevolent Boss to his agents and associates, much of it stemming from caricature and exaggerations.
  • JerkAss: More in the Brotherhood Missions, where he's shown as an unpleasant coward with a secret sadistic streak.
  • Kick the Dog: The Brotherhood missions show him in fine form.
    • Didier Paton, a faithful spy and patriot, gets arrested because he unearthed the conspiracy of the Templars.
    • He later orders the removal of Mirabeau's remains from the Pantheon, so that it's buried in an anonymous grave and smears his reputation. In actual fact, Robespierre was dead when Mirabeau's remains were removed.
    • One real life one, his arrest and execution of Danton. And just to spite him, he lords it over in his prison cell that he's going to guillotine all of Danton's friends as well.
  • Pet the Dog: Eseosa's Codex in Initiates mentions that under Robespierre's authority, France officially abolished slavery, the first major democracy to do this by an act of law in the year 1794.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Just like the real-guy, he wears colourful clothes. Though it averts this in the Festival of the Supreme Being where Robespierre wore a Jacques-Louis David designed blue robes and hat, whereas here he is more plainly attired.
  • Sissy Villain: A common depiction of Robespierre, and this one doesn't disappoint.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite the Reign of Terror, Robespierre is sufficiently popular that his Festival of the Supreme Being invites a large crowd with many people showing enthusiasm for the event, crying out "Vive Robespierre". Elise notes however that some of the deputies are unhappy with the event and see it as hypocritical, and she and Arno manage to turn them against him.

    Louis Michel le Peletier 

Louis-Michel le Peletier, marquis de Saint-Fargeau

Le Peletier was a Jacobin politican in the National Assembly and the National Convention of the First French Republic. He was also a member of the Templar Order.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Played With. On one hand he's a Templar serving for the usurping Revolutionary Faction, on the other hand he's an aristocrat who's also a genuine republican.
  • Artistic License – History: The game repeats a long-discredited apocryphal story that Le Peletier cast the deciding vote in the trial of the King calling for his execution. This rumour led to Le Peletier's assassination by a royalist fanatic in January 20, days before the King's death. History 
  • Defiant to the End: If Arno poisons his stomach and corners him privately, he can listen to an optional conversation with Le Peletier that is closer to the usual Motive Rant of the Series
    Le Peletier: So. I thank you at least for sparing my daughter the sight of this. All that I've done has been for the good of my country, my people, and my family. Ah. But you are unmoved. So be it. If it must be done, let it be done swiftly. Do it!
  • Good Parents: Cares deeply about his daughter Suzanne. Peletier is thankful that Arno is assassinating him out of her sight, in the Full-Synch playthrough.
  • Historical Domain Character: Le Peletier was a real-life, if obscure, politician who was known for his controversial ideas of education, being an aristocrat who was also friends with Robespierre, and his involvement in the trial of Louis XVI. Before Marat, Le Peletier was the martyr of the Republic, and subject of an unfinished portrait by Jacques-Louis David. Since Marat was more prominent as a politician and public figure, his death obscured his in the popular memory.
  • Hypocrite: De Sade mocks him for the fact that he went from wanting to abolish the death penalty to calling for the King's execution.History 
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: A strange aversion. He is a Revolutionary and a Templar, but he makes it clear to Germain that he cast the deciding vote because he believed it was the right action for France, not necessarily to advance Templar goals.

    Marie Lévesque 

Marie Lévesque

Voiced by: Amber Goldfarb

Marie Lévesque was a French aristocrat and merchant, as well as member of the Templar Order, specifically the Revolutionary Faction.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: She does incredibly evil actions such as hoarding grain to artificially create starvation and spark food riots in order to create the chaos the Templars need for the Revolution to succeed.
  • Arranged Marriage: As her family hit some hard financial times, she was married to Thomas Lobit, who was from a newer noble family that was wealthy.
  • Awful Wedded Life: After marrying her husband, she quickly set about taking over his business completely, and locks him away at parties so he cannot interfere with her Templar business. When Arno encounters Thomas, he is clearly terrified of her.
  • The Baroness: Plays this sort of role for the Revolutionary Templars, especially Germain.
  • Blue Blood: As per Élise, her family were Templars since the Third Crusades.
  • The Dark Chick: For the Templars who overthrew François de la Serre, being the most prominent female in their ranks.
  • Education Mama: Her death montage shows her mother in this fashion.
  • Playing Both Sides: While an aristocrat, she was untouched by the Revolution as she used her connections with the Templars to continue her lavish lifestyle while avoiding persecution.
  • Ship Tease: There are hints of an attraction on her part towards Germain.
  • Undying Loyalty: She was the only one who stood up for Germain when Master de la Serre had him expelled from the Templar Order.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She (supposedly) gave grain to the poor and worked to reform Paris' prisons, which helped her avoid being accosted by the Revolutionaries.

     Charles Gabriel Sivert 

Charles Gabriel Sébastien Sivert, Baron de l'Espérance

Voiced by: Al Goulem

A corrupt Templar official who plans to undermine the Church during the Revolution.

  • Bald of Evil: Which he hides with his Hat.
  • Confessional: He uses his connections to secure a private meeting with a fellow conspirator at a Confessional, only to get stabbed by Arno in return.
  • The Cameo: A few of his War Letters appear in Rogue.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Of several at the party Arno sneaks into towards the beginning of the game. After Arno is denied entry, Sivert walks up and shows his invitation to the doorman. Later that night he and Le Roi des Thunes kill de la Serre.
  • Corrupt Church: Highly dislikes the Church noting how people complain Aristocrats Are Evil when the Church has been leeching off them for centuries. However a novice monk at Notre Dame is appalled at Sivert's own considerable corruption.
  • Fat Bastard: Portly, bald and totally odious.
  • Historical Domain Character: Highly obscure but yes, Sivert was a real-life governor of the French colonies of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, off the coast of Canada.
  • Jerkass: While the other Templar flashbacks make some of the other characters sympathetic, Sivert doesn't have any deep motivations.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Was behind d'Abbadie's rise to the governorship in Louisiana, and helped fund Haytham Kenway's endeavors in the New World.
  • Prophet Eyes: Is blind in his left eye, which has a cataract over it.

     Le Roi des Thunes 

Le Roi des Thunes

Voiced by: Ivan Sherry

The Boss of La Cour des Miracles, the centuries old Parisian Underworld and a Templar associate.

  • Bastard Bastard: It's theorized that he was the illegitimate son of a minor French nobleman.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's Sivert's guest at the party Arno sneaks into towards the beginning of the game. Later that night he and Sivert kill de la Serre.
  • It's Personal: The main reason he rebels against the Templars. Master de la Serre saw him as a lowlife and a gutter rat and saw no place in the Templar Order for his likes. Germain managed to convince him otherwise.
  • Ninja Prop: His 'name' qualifies as this, if you don't speak French. The series' use of Gratuitous Foreign Languages was handwaved back in II as the Animus' translation inconsistency, with the subtitles displaying translations in parenthesesnote . When de Sade tells Arno that he is now the 'Roi des Thunes', and the subtitles tell us that he is now the '(King of Beggars)', you realize that this guy was only known by his nicknamenote .
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's addressed as Le Roi des Thunes by allies and enemies.
  • Public Domain Character: Seemingly a much darker take on Clopin from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Calls himself the King of Beggars when he is nothing more than a low-rent mob boss who tortures and exploits beggars and seems upset that Grand Master de la Serre sees him for the lowlife that he is. Subverted in that 'King of Beggars' seems to be the general title for whoever is in charge of the Cour des Miracles.

     Aloys La Touche 

Aloys La Touche

Voiced by: Olivier Lamarche

"It's parasitism plain and simple... It means greedy bastards skimming for themselves instead of doing their jobs."

A member of Paris' underworld and a cruel enforcer of Le Roi des Thunes at La Cour des Miracles. Before the Revolution, he worked for the royal treasury.

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Arno sees him as a weaselly little slimeball, which he is; he's also smart enough to distract him by sending him towards Lafreniere, one of the members of the Templar order who is against Germain, which Arno didn't bother to check before attacking him.
    La Touche: That's the thing with Assassins. Point them at a Templar conspiracy and they ask no questions. They go right for the killing. Predictable that way.
  • Expy: His role and Assassination event is a lot like Majd Addin from Assassin's Creed I; he's similarly odious though he has a vastly more understandable motivation.
  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: Since becoming a mob enforcer and thug, he has had a crooked back, pocked-mark face and scruffy clothes. So much so, he looks unrecognizable in our brief glimpse into his dying thoughts where he was a honest bureaucrat, dressed in fine clothing and a powdered wig.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: After he was fired from his position as a tax assessor, he lived for quite some time as an impoverished, unimportant rat, and Le Rois des Thunes' wimpering lapdog. After Le Rois' death, the Templars had him move up in the world, to the point where he was a ruling crime boss having petty offenders guillotined as examples.
  • Hanging Judge: Presides over the gallows when Arno comes to assassinate him.
  • Hidden Depths: Who would have thought that this slimeball was once a genuinely honest bureaucrat working for the royal treasury, frustrated by the corruption of the royal court.
  • Sinister Shades: Sports a nice pair.
  • Society Is to Blame: How he sees his lot. He was a honest bureaucract forced into corruption, alcoholism and bitterness when the Templars came to recruit him.
  • Torture Technician: Newly "volunteered" beggars are drafted into service under Le Roi des Thunes by La Touche commanding their legs to be sawn off.

    Frédéric Rouille 

Frédéric Rouille
Voiced by: James Loye

A captain in the French Revolutionary Army, Rouille was a brutal and sadistic soldier who fervently believed in the Revolution, during which he joined the Templar's ranks.

  • Asshole Victim: As per Napoleon, Rouille is such a brute and thug among the National Guard, nobody would miss him:
    Napoleon: If he were to meet with an accident, France would not suffer. [Beat] My career certainly wouldn't.
  • The Brute: Is a dumb captain who provides a major source of muscle for the Templars.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He was an admirer of Mirabeau, but when he was brushed off after trying to shake his hand following a speech, Rouille was recruited into the Templars by Grandmaster Francois-Thomas Germain. Later, Rouille personally steals the armoire de fer documents containing evidence of Mirabeau's corruption, which Arno failed to destroy in time, that the Templars later use to tarnish the Assassin Mentor's reputation.
  • Hidden Depths: His death montage shows him to be a simple soldier who really wanted to bring changes to France and truly admired Mirabeau. Poor Communication Kills and Germain's dubious influence leads him to take a darker path than he would have had the Assassins gotten to him first.
  • Never Learned to Read: His database entry notes that he left no letters or other writings behind and speculates he was illiterate.
  • Patriotic Fervor: How he sees himself; the Templars let him think that his brutal actions are all for the good of France. During the September Massacres, he taunts the warden while singing "La Marseillaise".
  • Self-Made Man: Rose from being the son of a cobbler to a influential military captain and member of the Templars.
  • Torture Technician: Arno first sees him torturing a captive at the Jacobin Club for information, and then dumping the captive out the window once he was done with him.

    Denis Molinier 

Denis Molinier

A Templar Knight and famous alchemist, Molinier is studying the work of Nicolas Flamel, attempting to locate his hidden laboratory in Paris and secure an Elixir of Life.

  • Evil Genius: He is a brilliant alchemist who comes close to locating Flamel's laboratory. Molinier even produces the famous "Flamel images" which are very complicated symbolic and chemical formulations.
  • MacGuffin: Arno infiltrates his house to steal the half of a key to Flamel's laboratory that Molinier has in his possession.

    Jean Gilbert 

Jean Gilbert

A gendarme in the household of Marie-Antoinette, Gilbert foiled the Queen's escape attempt.

  • Character Death: He is assassinated by Arno at a celebration to honor him at the Church of the Madeleine.
  • Dirty Cop: He is a high-ranking gendarme who uses his position for the Templar's gain.
  • He Knows Too Much: The Assassin Council targets him for assassination because he can connect Mirabeau to the plot to free Marie-Antoinette.
  • The Mole: He was a Templar plant in the Queen's household to stop any attempted plots to flee Paris.

14th Century Templars

    Jacques de Molay 

    Esquieu de Floyrac 

    The Knight 


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