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Did you ever wonder if there is a next world, Altaïr? In moments I shall know for sure. And if there is, I will see my father, and we will both be there to meet you when it is your time. And then - then there will be no doubt.
~ Abbas' final words.

Abbas Sofian is a minor character in the video game Assassin's Creed, and the main antagonist of the novel Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade and of Altaïr's story in Assassin's Creed: Revelations. He was once a close friend of Altaïr, until he was corrupted by hatred of Altaïr for his father's death. He usurped Altaïr's position as Grand Master of the Syrian Assassins until he was killed by Altaïr in the year 1247.

He was voiced by Nolan North in Assassin's Creed, and Yerman Gur in Assassin's Creed: Revelations.


Abbas Sofian was born in Masyaf in the year 1166.

Personality and Characteristics

I would have defended the Order, Abbas. Instead you have sacrificed everything we stand for. You sacrificed my wife and son on the altar of your own spite – your blank refusal to accept the truth.
~ Altaïr, about Abbas' actions shortly before the latter's death.
Abbas was a weak-minded, though obstinate and strong-willed man, who held his family's honor in high regard. However, these traits came paired with a quick temper whenever someone slandered this honor, which was mostly shown after Altaïr had told Abbas of his father's suicide, wrecking the friendship of the two permanently.

Though he was greatly respectable and honest for the Assassin Order, Abbas was quick to use the Order's rules to cover his own intentions and actions. After Altaïr killed Al Mualim, Abbas angrily accused Altaïr of bending the rules while his rival burned their Mentor's body – as was forbidden by the Brotherhood's statutes. As soon as the Assassins started to doubt Altaïr because of Abbas' accusations, Abbas pushed him from the cliff the two stood on and secretly took the Apple for himself.

Later still, when Altaïr returned from his journey throughout the Mongol Empire, Abbas used the statutes of the Brotherhood to claim power for himself, and to force Altaïr into exile. However, Abbas was unfit to lead others, with his desire and lust for personal power resulting in the corruption of his Brotherhood, as they ended up disregarding the rules of the Brotherhood altogether.


  • "Abbas" is an Arabic name which can be translated either as "lion", "austere" or "stern (in appearance)".
    • Abbas' surname, "Sofian" (سفيان), means "devoted".
  • In Assassin's Creed, Abbas was illustrated with all of his fingers, despite the fact that all Assassins were to be missing one of their ring fingers, due to the Hidden Blade requiring a sacrifice to wield it, until Altaïr learned of the necessary information to bypass it. The same went for nearly all of the other Assassins in Masyaf.
    • In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, however, this oversight was fixed, with all Assassins during the late 12th century having one of their ring fingers removed.


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