Blog: Memorable Characters
I have played all of the AAA games in the series and by doing so, I have learned dozens of facts about real characters from our own history. But that is not what I want to talk about today. We have seen characters like Ezio Auditore, Adéwalé and Connor, but what makes them so memorable, what makes them unique?
Ezio Auditore di Firenze
For me Ezio Auditore di Firenze is, by a long shot, the most memorable character in the series. His charismatic figure and a story which brought us three games, an animated short and a movie of an hour, gives us the opportunity to look back in time.
Ezio was a womanizer and together with his sister he ruled a lot of Italy, even if he acted from the shadows. Due to all his power and restoring the Assassin’s Creed to its former glory in multiple countries, I believe it is Ezio who deserves the most attention throughout the series, which he got.
After three full games and some spin offs, we had to say goodbye to the character a lot of gamers had given a place in their heart. It was sad to see him eventually be killed, but we all knew he couldn’t live forever.
Next I want to talk about Adéwalé, a former slave from the colonies in the America’s. Together with Edward Kenway, grandfather of the Assassin Connor and father of the Templar Haytham, he ransacked dozens of villages and cities in the golden age of piracy.
After Kenway left for England, Adéwalé commandeered his own ship, which he used to free slaves with as an ultimate goal to end slavery altogether. Sadly he failed in the latter, as slavery was, mostly, ended after the United States Civil War of the 1860’s.
But by giving us player the option to look into this subject, it became clear that slavery should never be practiced again.
Edward Kenway, was a pirate who sailed in the Caribbean. After a shipwreck he killed a Rogue Assassin and by doing so, entered a world he never knew.
As a (fake) Templar he carried out some missions, killing dozens of Assassins. However, eventually he saw truth and became one of the most feared Assassin’s to ever live. He was friends with Blackbeard and saw the end of Piracy in the Caribbean.
He was killed by the mercenaries after his retirement in London, but saved his wife and son Haytham.
Connor Kenway, son of Haytham Kenway, was an Assassin in the America’s of the late 18th century. This was the first game in which the player could hunt on animals and see the western expansion of Europeans into North America, destroying nature in its finest.
Then the revolutionary war started, which until then, no game had really done, except for some strategy games. The different seasons gave the game a deeper gameplay, as you could track animal tracks, hunt and ambush using the environment. I find it disappointing that this feature isn’t really used in any of the newer games. While Conner himself wasn’t the most memorable, his story was, seeing the destruction of Indian Tribes and the killing of his family.
Also his story brought us a “what if” downloadable content and another part in the series: Liberation, which involved itself around the first playable female Assassin in the series. Aveline and Connor eventually work together to take down a major Templar. Seeing two of my beloved assassin’s working together was a great moment in my history of gaming.
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