game news Assassin’s Creed: The 10 Most Notable Kills In Ubisoft’s Series
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 murders in the franchise.
One play = no more than one murder
Difficult to order among all the assassinations that the twelve games of the main license have offered us. To make it easier, we decided not to offer multiple kills from the same play. Please note that the following contains spoilers for some major storylines from the Assassin’s Creed games.
Assassin’s Creed – Al Mualim
Let’s start at the beginning with the first work of the license, Assassin’s Creed. So we found this dear Altaïr who, having fulfilled his mission by executing 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 joined forces with the Templars. 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 the people of Masyaf when Altaïr joins him at the end of the game. He then confronts his former mentor, and after a long fight decides to kill him. The symbolism makes this murder one of the most significant in the series and it is as a result of this fact that Altaïr becomes the new Mentor of the Brotherhood, a historical character whose legacy feeds the entire license.
Assassin’s Creed II – Uberto Alberti
The choice was difficult to determine which was the most significant assassination of Ezio’s first steps in the Assassin’s brotherhood in Assassin’s Creed II. Of course, we think of the murder of this arrogant Vieri de’ Pazzi whom we loved to silence forever (as well as his father). But it was at Uberto Alberti that our sights fell. After the execution of his father and his brothers, Ezio only has one thing on his mind: find the one who betrayed his father’s trust and make him suffer his wrath. Stabbed many times in the chest by someone not yet an Assassin, Uberto Alberti succumbs to our satisfied gaze. Then follows a tirade from Ezio tinged with aggressiveness and strength that marks the beginning of his fight against the Templars: “The Auditore are not dead. I am still there. ME ! Ezio! Ezio Auditore!”
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Lucy Stillman
This one is a bit special. First, 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 locating 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 having visions of the goddess Juno, a leading member of Those Who Were There Before, warning him. She still chooses to take the Piece of Eden. Immediately, his body no longer belongs to him and he reluctantly stabs the one who has been his closest ally all this time. This dramatic gesture will allow you to walk through the door and discover the coveted truth. This death is as unexpected as it is important to understand all the intrigue around the First Civilization, although today this murder still retains a part of mystery. That is why it is so remarkable.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Leanders
Little Ezio has grown a lot since Assassin’s Creed II. it is like Mentor of the Assassin Brotherhood found in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. If he has certainly aged, the most popular Assassin in the license has especially gained in charisma and tenacity. Even wounded, he pursues Leandros, a Templar captain tasked with opening the door to Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad’s Library in Masyaf. If Leandros isn’t really the most flashy antagonist of this episode, he allows our Ezio to make a notable entrance. The perseverance and the cold charisma of the old Assassin make this murder one of the most striking in this trilogy. The tone is directly set for the rest of the episode.
Assassin’s Creed III – Charles Lee
If the death of Charles Lee in Assassin’s Creed III is so striking, it is not because it is satisfactory, on the contrary. However, any player who has played this beloved Ratonhnhaké:ton/Connor ardently wished for the death of this veteran of the Seven Years’ War. Great antagonist of this work, he meets Ratonhnhaké:ton for the first time when the latter is very young. Choking him for information, the young Kanien’kehà:ka tribesman then promises to find him. And that’s a good thing, as his future position within the Assassin brotherhood will put him in Lee’s way on many occasions. It is finally against a weak and resigned man that our Assassin will find himself. When he plunges his secret sword into his heart, the satisfaction is not what he expected. Killing a man who is already dead does not have much flavor in the end, despite a hunt of several years.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Hope Jensen
If there is a work that has taken an interesting turn, it is Assassin’s Creed Rogue. In fact, he embodies Shay Cormac, a former Assassin who joined the ranks of the Templars after a tragic accident. From this moment, our man becomes a particularly prolific killer of Assassins, executing characters present in other works (Adewalé, Charles Dorian…) but also his former companions, Liam and Hope. The murder of the latter is particularly striking. Apart from the pleasantly powerful run over the rooftops, his death scene is very moving. After piercing her abdomen, Shay expresses regret, sad that she had to kill the one who taught her so much. “I trained you for this. You did not let me down” she responds before succumbing to her injuries.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Charles Gabriel Sivert
If the Assassin’s Creed opus that takes place during the French Revolution (Assassin’s Creed Unity) isn’t really the most well-liked, there’s one thing that can’t be taken away from it: their equally satisfying assassination missions. Among them, there is the one that targets Charles Gabriel Sébastien Sivert, a former French soldier and colonial administrator and, of course, a member of the Order of the Templars, who marked us particularly. It must be said that the simple act of walking through Notre-Dame Cathedral discreetly to assassinate a vile Templar constitutes a most appreciable moment. But then, if you had the patience to get to the confessional, the satisfaction is all the more beautiful. Seeing Sivert open up unsuspecting about his misdeeds and the Order before stabbing him in the face, That’s murder by the rules of the art.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – John Elliotson
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is even less beloved than its predecessor. But just like him, he gave us a nice package of original assassination approaches to end the life of the real trash. John Elliotson was one of them. Because of his tonic that he seriously illed the London workers who ingested it, he nearly caused the death of young Clara O’Dea, an ally of our Assassins Evie and Jacob. To put an end to the actions of this unscrupulous doctor, he infiltrates the medical school. There, he gets on a stretcher so he can approach the Doctor in the middle of one of his presentations. A stab in the face is enough and that is the end for this cowardly charlatan. The least we can say is that Jacob is an Assassin with a sense of showmanship.
Assassin’s Creed Origins – The Crocodile
If they are of a different genre than the historical episodes of the franchise, the assassination animations of Assassin’s Creed Origins are of great beauty. Between mysticism and desire for revenge, they exude a striking and almost bewitching rage that probably won’t leave you indifferent. Whether opening the game with Heron’s assassination or Medunamun’s macabre, many of them have left their mark on players. But since we can only choose one, it is on the murder of the Crocodile that ours is focused. It must be said that taking the life of the woman who caused the life of young Shadya with her hands is very satisfying. Add to that Bayek’s calm, cinematic aesthetic and vengeful symbolism and you have one of the most memorable kills in the franchise.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Fulke
In Assassin’s Creed, the most satisfying kills are usually those that tie into your character’s backstory. Revenge is a dish eaten frozen in the Ubisoft franchise, and its flavor is even more remarkable. If we could have told you about the well-thought-out and visually successful assassinations in The Siege of Paris DLC, we couldn’t miss the joy that was Fulke’s death in the base game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. After chasing her on missions and risking seeing her escape again, taking her down in this rather memorable fight is one of the more satisfying victories in this opus. An enigmatic cinematic follows, tinged with madness and fantasy, which has something to set the mood.
And you ? What murder marked you the most?
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