The 18 Assassin’s Creed Protagonists Ranked From Worst To Best

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Below, we’ve ranked every protagonist in the Assassin’s Creed franchise from worst at the top to best at the bottom. We’ve explained our reasoning with each entry, and while we’ve tried to stick to the fan consensus of who’s best and who’s worst, this list is also seasoned with our own thoughts and feelings.

Please note that we have not yet included Basima from Assassin’s Creed Mirage as this game has not yet been released at the time of this writing. If we were to put him on this list based on what we see in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, he’d definitely top Eivor, giving Ezio some serious competition.

18. Alexios

Alexios is one of two main characters in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the other being Kassandra. While his fighting skills are amazing, his dialogue seems to be lackluster and sometimes disinterested in all conversations. If played as Cassandra, he becomes the antagonist, where it gets a bit more interesting. But other than that, he doesn’t seem very interesting and doesn’t have the right chemistry with the other characters.

17. Eivor Varinsdottir

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was missing a lot of things and one of them was Eivor. Characters like Basim and Sigurd were more interesting than them. Although they are mostly honest and have clear intentions when dealing with the Invisibles, they lack that “something” that makes them likable. Although the female version is more laid back than the male version, Eivor still doesn’t stand out from the other main characters. Not to mention that their facial animation looked wonky.

16. Adewale

Adewale appears in a standalone add-on for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag called Freedom Cry. Originally the quartermaster of the great pirate assassin Edward Kenway, he eventually joined the Brotherhood. His seriousness was admired in Black Flag, but he lacked finesse in his exploits in Freedom Cry.

15. Leila Hassan

Layla Hassan is the current protagonist of the series beginning with Assassin’s Creed: Origins. In The Odyssey, she looked more full of blood. But later on, her selfish and inconsistent behavior, along with her arrogant traits, made her unattractive in Valhalla. This is mainly due to his long sessions in the Animus. These changes are good for lore, and while we still love him, it’s hard to love a character that was designed to be hated after a certain point.

14. Arno Dorien

Arno Dorian was featured in Assassin’s Creed: Unity which is set during the French Revolution. As the main character, his interests and ambitions were unclear throughout the story. His personality was somewhat similar to Ezio’s during his pre-Assassin phase. But unlike Ezio, he later became bland and uninspiring. Without the thrilling open world of Paris, Unity would have become unbearable with Arno’s story.

13. Altaïr ibn Laahad

The one who started the series is Altair ibn La’ahad. In the first game, he was dull as a rock, devoid of personality. Although he was cold and level-headed in his killings, he lacked finesse and style. It was clear that Ubisoft was testing the overall gameplay and world with the first game, not the character. It was later fleshed out further in Revelations, especially in its later years. This is where the character shines, allowing fans to redeem him in some way as the series’ first playable assassin.

12. Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhaké:ton)

As cruel and cold-blooded as he was in his murders, Connor was annoying in every conversation and came across as arrogant, pompous, and cynical. Having a complex backstory involving her Templar father and Indian mother, there was plenty of room to flesh out her story. Unfortunately, Ubisoft failed to do so. Connor’s best moments in the series come in Assassin’s Creed 3’s fabulous Tyranny of King Washington DLC, where he gains magical powers and can soar like an eagle or fight multiple enemies like a bear. It’s this supernatural element that makes his game so much more enjoyable for some reason.

11. Filbert de Grandpre

Born into a wealthy Franco-African family in New Orleans, Aveline is the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, a standalone PS Vita game released on the same day as Assassin’s Creed III, although it was later split for him. give it a distinct personality. . Seeing the injustice done to slaves in her town, she dedicated herself to ending the slave trade as well as protecting them. Although she came from a wealthy family, her dedication to freeing slaves and securing their freedom led the Brotherhood to recruit her. She is cute because she knows how to get what she wants by changing clothes according to her needs and using her surroundings for the benefit of others. She embodies what the Assassins are in many ways,

10. Shay Patrick Cormac

Shay Patrick Cormac was introduced in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue as an Assassin turned Templar frustrated with the Brotherhood’s tactics. From the start of the game, he is seen as someone who disagrees with the beliefs of the Creed and makes very balanced decisions, leaving the Assassins in the first place. His Templar demeanor and assassin mentality contrast surprisingly with his own core beliefs, making him a compelling character. Shay’s personality is combined with the navigation mechanism added in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, so he is generally looked on with more affection than Connor.

9. Jacob Fry

Jacob is one of the Fry twins along with his sister Evie featured in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Although Jacob is not as calculating and intelligent as his twin sister, he can be considered the funniest main character in the series. His brash and charming nature gives him pleasure in wandering the streets of Victorian London, wreaking havoc and destroying the Templars.

8. Evie Fry

The most reasonable Fry in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Evie is probably one of the smartest in the series. She is more cautious and calculating in her approach than Jacob, who is more outspoken. There’s also a certain elegance to his fighting skills and expression that perfectly captures the Victorian era.

7. Miles Desmond

Desmond Miles is a modern-day protagonist who appeared in the first five Assassin’s Creed games and was sent by the Templars to the Animus to return to memories of his ancestors. He seems suspicious of the people he interacts with at first, but after meeting other assassins, his character becomes more interesting. He really excels in Assassin’s Creed III where he takes on a bigger role and sacrifices himself to save the world from destruction. His character probably should have been killed off before him, but he still hasn’t outlived his usefulness to the point where he’s hated. Players play so many games like it that it’s hard not to get attached to it.

6. Haytham Kenway

Hatham is playable in the early episodes of Assassin’s Creed III. As Grand Master of the Templars, he is much more than meets the eye. In character, he was very different from his father Edward and his son Connor. Although not as cheerful as Edward, he is much better than Connor. There’s a bit of cruelty and kindness to his James Bond personality, which makes him a compelling character. On top of that, her relationship with Connor also gave us a glimpse of her conflicting feelings towards him. However, the same couldn’t be said for Connor. All Assassin’s Creed fans regard Haytham as a missed opportunity. The whole game with this charismatic and complex man would be an exciting adventure,

5. Cassandra

Cassandra is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s friendliest protagonist, but not by much. Fans love her because she doesn’t hide who she is from the world and has one of the best story arcs in the entire franchise. However, this character shines best in a crossover adventure with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, where a bit more of his story is explained and the two games are more connected than ever.

4. Aya of Alexandria (Amunet)

Aya was originally intended to be a bigger protagonist in Assassin’s Creed Origins before her role was scrapped. But she stole all the scenes she had in Origins. Her interactions with Bayek, Cleopatra, and others show that she is willful and completely focused on her core beliefs. This leads him to create the Hidden Ones, the precursors to the Brotherhood of Assassins, and also takes the name Amunet. Honestly, it’s a shame that we couldn’t learn more about Aya’s journey.

3. Bayek Siwa

One of the last Medjays in Egypt, Bayek is the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Origins along with his wife Aya. After his son’s death, he and Aya continue to kill the culprits. Bayek is probably one of the few main characters whose emotions and religious beliefs are properly explored. His carelessness and kindness towards civilians contrasted beautifully with his cruel behavior towards enemies. It was interesting to play because Origins was the first open-world Assassin’s Creed-style RPG. This meant players spent more time with Bayek than past protagonists, and it showed in their relationship with him.

2. Edward Kenway

A free-spirited and charismatic Welsh assassin pirate loved by nearly every Assassin’s Creed fan, Edward Kenway was the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. His thirst for gold and glory made him imitate the assassin. Learning about the Templars and their projects, he devoted his life to the cause of the Brotherhood. His memorable interactions with contemporaries like Blackbeard and Stead Bonnet make him a wonderful character people would love to have a drink with.

1. Ezio Auditore

There is very little debate as to who is the greatest hero in the series other than Ezio Auditore. So far, there hasn’t been a single protagonist we’ve seen from their literal birth to their death other than Ezio. His rise from a charismatic and charming Italian nobleman in Assassin’s Creed II to a ruthless and honest master assassin in Brotherhood and Revelations is certainly one of the greatest stories. Players witnessed Ezio’s entire life through his games as well as his final moments in a short film. Assassin’s Creed: Ambers.

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