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Ezio vs. Al Tair

Assassin’s Creed is a very popular gaming series. When the original series ended (before Black Flag and the subsequent games were released) the stark difference was drawn? Which Assassin is better? Ezio Auditore or Al Tair ibn Lahad. By better which one gets more press, which one symbolizes the Assassin’s Creed most, and which one was perhaps more skilled?

By Assassin’s Creed, the actual creed, we mean of course the way Machiavelli and Ezio put it.

Where other men blindly follow the truth,
Remember, ‘nothing is true’
Where other men are limited by morality or law,
Remember, ‘everything is permitted.’
‘We work in the dark to serve the light.’
We are assassins.

  • I think it is almost unfair to determine who gets more press. Ezio was the star of 3 AC games and AC2 is a universal favourite of the series. Naturally, Ezio will garner more attention and symbolize the series given that circumstance. It might not be beneficial to verse them against each other given that fact as well. It might be more rewarding to analyze how each character contributes to the Creed and the series in their own way. – Lexzie 6 years ago
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  • I agree with lexzie, also remember fans spent much more time with Ezio. – fchery 6 years ago
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  • I agree with Lexzie and fchery, though I ended up liking Altair more than Ezio.... for some reason. This comparison, however, is limited to what we are exposed to... ironically what we are "permitted" to see. Altair's greatness and embodiment of the creed is only limited to AC, Altair Chronicles on PSP... which limits what one can say about him... – Jill 6 years ago
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  • Ezio and Altair are similar characters because they both were cocky hotshots driven by personal motivations who developed into wise mentors of the Brotherhood. The question of most skilled is tricky because Ezio (arguably) accomplished more, but also had more to work with; he had a larger organization, better weapons, and more games to achieve his ends than Altair. – PaulMiller 6 years ago
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