Uncovering the Most Tragic Characters in the Assassin's Creed Franchise
The Assassin's Creed franchise has been around since 2007, and since then, it has been delighting fans with its exciting story arcs, epic battles, and compelling characters. Many of these characters have tragic stories that tug at the heartstrings of players. From Haytham Kenway to Arno Dorian, the Assassin's Creed series features some of the most tragic characters in gaming history. In this article, we will explore the stories of some of the most heartbreaking characters in the franchise.
Haytham Kenway was lied to by his father, Edward, about the Templar Order, and he eventually came to realize the corruption within it. Even though he felt it was too late to make a change, he still dreamed of a world of peace between the two orders. Unfortunately, he was killed by his own son, Connor, at the end of his life. Despite this, he was proud of his son's abilities and accomplishments.
Abbas Sofian was driven by hatred and ordered the death of Altaïr's son, falsely blaming it on Altaïr's friend. This resulted in the friend being decapitated for a crime he did not commit. His ruthless and manipulative nature can be traced back to his father's suicide.
Shay Cormac was a devoted Templar, but his loyalty was tested when he was made aware of the truth of what the Templars stood for. He was consumed with guilt over the Lisbon earthquake and tried to make amends by dedicating himself to the Templar Order. Ultimately, Shay was corrupted by their wickedness.
Desmond Miles was forced to kill the woman he loved, Lucy, when she was revealed to be a traitor. He was later saved by Clay Kaczmarek and chose to sacrifice himself in order to save the world from a solar flare. His last act was to dedicate himself to the Assassin Order and accept his heritage.
Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad was born without a mother, and his father was executed after being betrayed by Ahmad Sofian. He became the youngest Master Assassin in the Order but was exiled when he failed to protect the city of Masyaf from a Templar attack. His story is marked by tragedy, as he lost his wife, Maria, and his second son to Abbas. He was so devastated that he locked himself and the Apple of Eden in the Masyaf castle and died alone in the darkness.
Adéwalé was born into slavery but managed to break free and become a powerful Assassin. He was forced to abandon Edward Kenway to save his ship and crew and dedicated his life to fighting for freedom. He was killed in a confrontation with Shay Cormac and Haytham Kenway.
Arno Dorian's story was shaped by tragedy from his childhood. His mother abandoned him, and he was later blamed for his father's murder and sent to prison. He joined the Assassin Order to clear his name and avenge de la Serre's death. His sorrows were deepened when his lover, Élise, died, and he turned his back on the Assassins. However, he eventually overcame his sorrows and became a valuable member of the Order.
Clay Kaczmarek was neglected by his father during childhood and was betrayed by Abstergo Industries when they used him for their own gain. After spending too much time in the Animus, Clay was driven to suicide and created a copy of himself in the Animus before his death.
Daniel Cross was descended from the Assassin Nikolai Orelov and suffered from powerful hallucinations. To cope, he turned to drugs and alcohol and was eventually imprisoned. He was experimented on by the Templars and killed the Assassin Mentor. He joined the Templars to find safety, but his struggles with identity and purpose had fatal consequences.
The Assassin's Creed franchise is full of characters with tragic stories. From Haytham Kenway to Daniel Cross, these characters have been through some of the most heartbreaking experiences in gaming. Their stories remind us of the power of resilience and the importance of overcoming adversity.