Assassin’s Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

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Ubisoft’s flagship license celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. And who says Assassin’s Creed, says murder. We invite you to return to ten of the most striking assassinations in the franchise.

One opus = no more than one murder

Hard to sort through all the assassinations that the twelve games in the main license have offered us. To make it easier, we therefore decided not to offer multiple assassinations from the same opus. Please note that the following contains spoilers of some important storylines from the Assassin’s Creed games.

Assassin’s Creed – Al Mualim

Let’s start from the beginning with the very first opus of the license, Assassin’s Creed. So we find this dear Altaïr, having fulfilled his mission by carrying out the objectives entrusted to him by his master, learns that the latter has betrayed the Brotherhood. To get his hands on the apple of Eden, he really teamed up with the Knights Templar. If Al Mualim wants to see some Templars dead, it’s not for the good of the Brotherhood, but to make sure they don’t try to steal his Apple of Eden. Artifact he once used to hypnotize Masyaf’s people when Altaïr joins him at the end of the game. He then confronts his former mentor and after a long struggle decides to kill him. The symbolism makes this assassination one of the most significant in the series, and it is after this event that Altaïr becomes the Brotherhood’s new Mentor, a historical figure whose legacy fuels the entire license.


Assassin’s Creed II – Uberto Alberti

The choice was hard to decide which was the most significant assassination of Ezio’s first step into the brotherhood of Assassins in Assassin’s Creed II. We thought, of course, of the murder of this arrogant Vieri de’ Pazzi, whom we loved to keep silent forever (as did his father). But it was on Uberto Alberti that our vision fell. After the execution of his father and brothers, Ezio has only one thing on his mind: find the one who betrayed his father’s trust and make him suffer his wrath. Uberto Alberti, stabbed many times in the chest by someone who is not yet an assassin, succumbs before our satisfied eyes. Then follows a tirade from Ezio characterized by aggressiveness and strength, marking the beginning of his battle against the Templars: “The Auditor is not dead. I’m still there. ME! Ezio! Ezio Auditore!”

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Lucy Stillman

This one is a little special. Firstly, because you are a mere spectator. Second, because it does not take place in a past recreated by the Animus, but in the present. After finally finding the Apple of Eden, Miles, Lucy, Rebecca and Shaun travel to the secret entrance to the Colosseum in Rome to retrieve it at the end of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Desmond soon begins to have visions of the goddess Juno, a prominent member of those who were there before, who warns him. He still chooses to take Eden’s mantle. Instantly, his body no longer belongs to him, and he spitefully stabs the one who has been his closest ally all along. This dramatic gesture will allow him to pass the door and discover the longed-for truth. This death is as unexpected as it is important to understand the whole intrigue surrounding the first civilization, although today this murder still retains part of the mystery. That is why it is so remarkable.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Leandros

Little Ezio has grown up a lot since Assassin’s Creed II. It is as Mentor of the Brotherhood of Assassins found in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. If he has certainly aged, the most popular Assassin of the license has especially gained charisma and tenacity. Even wounded, he pursues Leandros, the Templar captain responsible for opening the door to the library of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in Masyaf. If Leandros isn’t really the most striking antagonist in this episode, he allows our Ezio to make a notable entrance. The old assassin’s persistence and cold charisma make this assassination one of the most striking in this trilogy. The tone is directly set for the rest of the episode.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed III – Charles Lee

If Charles Lee’s death in Assassin’s Creed III is so striking, it’s not because it’s satisfying, on the contrary. But every player who played this dear Ratonhnhaké:ton/Connor fervently wished for the death of this veteran of the Seven Years’ War. Major antagonist of this opus, he crosses paths with Ratonhnhaké:ton for the first time since the latter is very small. The young Kanien’kehà:ka tribe chokes him for information and then promises to find him. And that’s a good thing, as his future position in the Brotherhood of Assassins will put him in Lee’s way on many occasions. It is finally in front of a weak and resigned man that our Assassin will find himself. When he throws his secret blade into his heart, the satisfaction is not as expected. Killing a man who is already dead does not taste much in the end, despite a hunt for several years.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Hope Jensen

If there’s one opus that’s taken an interesting turn, it’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It actually embodies Shay Cormac, a former assassin who joined the ranks of the Templars after a tragic accident. From now on, our man becomes a particularly prolific killer of assassins, executing characters present in other opus (Adewalé, Charles Dorian …) but also his former companions, Liam and Hope. The murder of the latter is particularly striking. Besides the pleasantly powerful run across the rooftops, the scene of his death is very moving. After puncturing her abdomen, Shay expresses regret, sorry for having to kill the one who taught her so much. “I trained you for this. You did not disappoint me” she replies before succumbing to her injuries.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Charles Gabriel Sivert

If the Assassin’s Creed opus set during the French Revolution (Assassin’s Creed Unity) is not the most appreciated, there is one thing that cannot be taken away from it: his equally satisfying assassination missions. Among them, it is the one targeting Charles Gabriel Sébastien Sivert, a former soldier and French colonial administrator and, of course, a member of the Knights Templar, who particularly impressed us. It must be said that the simple fact of crossing the cathedral of Notre-Dame in all discretion to assassinate a vile Templar makes for a very cherished moment. But then, if you had the patience to reach the confessional, the satisfaction is all the more beautiful. Watch Sivert unsuspectingly open up about his misdeeds and the order before stabbing him in the face, It is an assassination according to the rules of art.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – John Elliotson

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is even more unloved than its predecessor. But like him, he provided us with a good package of original killing methods to put an end to life with real garbage. John Elliotson was one of them. Due to its tonic making the London workers who consumed it seriously ill, it almost caused the death of young Clara O’Dea, ally of our assassins Evie and Jacob. To put an end to the actions of this unscrupulous doctor, he infiltrates the medical faculty. There he slips into a stretcher so that he can approach the doctor right up close during one of his presentations. A stab in the face is enough and that’s the end of this cowardly charlatan. The least we can say is that Jacob is an assassin with a sense of showmanship.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed Origins – The Crocodile

If they are of a different genre than those of the historical episodes of the franchise, the assassination animations of Assassin’s Creed Origins are of great beauty. Between mystery and revenge, they exude a striking and almost bewitching fury that probably won’t leave you indifferent. Whether it’s opening the game with the murder of Hejren or the macabre of Medunamun, many of them have left their mark on the players. But since we can only choose one, it is on the killing of the crocodile that our focus is. It must be said that taking the life of the woman who caused young Shadya’s life is very satisfying. Add to that Bayek’s calm, cinematic aesthetic and vengeful symbolism, and you’ve got one of the franchise’s most memorable assassinations.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Fulke

In Assassin’s Creed, the most satisfying assassinations are often those that relate to our character’s history. Revenge is a dish eaten frozen in Ubisoft’s franchise, and its taste is even more remarkable. If we could have told you about the well-thought-out and visually successful assassinations of the DLC The Siege of Paris, we could not miss the happiness that was Fulke’s death in the base game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. After chasing her over the missions and risking seeing her escape again, taking her down in this rather memorable battle is one of the most satisfying victories in this opus. What follows is an enigmatic film, characterized by madness and fantasy, which has something to mark the spirits.

Assassin's Creed: The 10 Most Notable Assassinations in the Ubisoft Series

And you? Which assassination affected you the most?


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