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Of course not! I killed them because I could! Because it was fun! Do you know what it feels like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god! You'd have done the same if you could! Such power!
~ Majd Addin's final words.

Majd Addin is one of the supporting antagonists from the acclaimed 2007 video game Assassin's Creed.

He was introduced as the appointed regent of the Saracen held city of Jerusalem, which he led in the absence of its true leader, Saladin. Covertly however, Majd was a member of the Order of the Knights Templar, specifically Robert De Sable's Levantine Brotherhood. An extreme sociopath and skilled manipulator, Majd ruled the Holy City with an iron fist, making his subjects fear him, just as much as they adored him.

However, Majd's tyranny and baseless cruelty, coupled with his hidden knowledge of the Pieces of Eden, eventually brought him to the attention of the Templar's enemies; the Order of the Assassins. Upon the orders of the Levantine Mentor Al Mualim, Majd would become the sixth member of the Brotherhood to fall at the hands of the infamous Assassin Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad.

For his video game appearance, Majd was voiced by Richard Cansino.

Personality

The Brotherhood wanted the city. I wanted power. There was ... an opportunity.
~ Majd explains to Altaïr how he became both Jerusalem's regent and a member of the Templar Brotherhood. Assassins Creed.

Majd Addin was a very sadistic and cruel man, more akin to a tyrant than a regent. He had no regard for human life, freely executing innocent people on trumped up charges and appeared to have minimal interest in the wars between Crusader and Saracen or Templar and Assassin. At the same time though, Majd was a very intelligent man, whose skillful use of words managed to keep the majority of his subjects under control. The general public genuinely believed that Majd was acting in their best interest, which in turn boosted Majd's ego whilst indulging in their support.

Despite being a member of the Templar Order, Majd did not seem to care about the aims or long term goals of the Order. He was noticeably, the only Templar that did not have a covert mission that would help the Levantine Brotherhood take control of the Holy Land. Whilst he did agree with a number of the groups ideologies, Majd admitted that he only joined the Brotherhood to gain control of the city of Jerusalem and that his subsequent actions were carried out for his own end.

It is not known if the ancient artifacts had an impact upon his faith. It is possible however that the revelation that he would not be condoned or punished for his actions might have inspired Majd to act as he saw fit.

Biography

Rise to Power

Nothing is known about Majd Addin's early life, except that he was once a simple scribe in the court of Sultan Saladin. At some point however, Majd defected from the Saracen cause and joined the Order of the Knights Templar. Along with nine other "brothers" from both the Saracen and Crusader sides, Majd was shown the truth about the world and its inhabitants by the Templar Order's Grand Master, Robert de Sable. With their views on both the war and their religions changed, nine of these ten men, including Majd, pledged their allegiance to Robert. Banding together to form a Brotherhood, the group began operating covertly amongst the ranks of the Saracens and the Crusaders alike. Their intention was to overthrow their warring enemies and establish their own prosperous society within the Holy Land, with themselves as the new leaders.

Robert however, who was a very perceptive and clever man, appears to have recognized that Majd was not as committed to their cause as some of his other followers like Sibrand or William de Montferrat. For this reason, he appears to have assigned Majd the easiest and most simple task: take control of the Holy City of Jerusalem in Saladin's absence and await further instructions. With the Templar's vast resources at his disposal, Majd quickly established himself as the cities new regent. The general public believed that this appointment had been arranged by Saladin himself and although surprised that a simple scribe would be awarded such an esteemed position, trusted his judgement and offered no objection or resistance.

Unfortunately for them, Majd turned out to be a very brutal and cruel ruler. One of the very few Templar concepts that Majd fully embraced was the idea that if society was to flourish, law and order needed to be maintained at all times. Any voice or action that went against this stability needed to be immediately and ruthlessly stamped out. Taking this concept to the absolute extreme, Majd ruthlessly abused his new found authority. He demanded that cities population follow his laws, which he changed on a daily basis at all ways. His guards patrolled the city regularly and anybody found to be in violation of these laws was swiftly arrested. These unfortunate victims were then brought to the cities poor district and subjected to a public trial in which, the charges against them were greatly exaggerated. At each trial, Majd served as the judge, jury and executioner, a fact which greatly pleased and excited the sadistic Templar.

Death

Altaïr: Your work here is finished!

Majd: No, no! It had only just begun!

~ Altaïr Ibn'La'Ahad to Majd Addin, shortly before killing him. Assassins Creed.

Despite Majd's open cruelty, he was (for the most part) able to convince the citizens of Jerusalem that he was acting in their best interests. This allowed him to continue with his schemes unchecked. What Majd appeared to have forgotten however was that there were other forces at work in the Holy Land besides that of the Templar Order. The tenth man, who shared in their knowledge of the Pieces of Eden, Al Mualim, wished to keep the knowledge and secrets of these ancient treasures for himself. Mualim eventually sent one of his most successful and infamous agents after Majd, a man who had already killed five out of Majd's eight brothers; Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

On that particular day, Majd's men had provided their master with four fresh victims for his cruel machinations, three men and a woman. Surrounded by his bodyguards and a group of archers, Addin eventually made his way onto the platform. The proceedings were briefly interrupted by the family of one of Majd's victims who tried in vain to save their falsely condemned son, only to be stopped and slain by Majd's archers. With the would-be-rescuers dealt with, Majd turned to each of his victims. The woman was accused of whoring whilst the men were accused of gambling, theft and heresy respectively. Using his silver tongue, Majd in typical fashion made these people sound far more guilty than they were. The first three victims tried in vain to defend themselves, professing their innocence, but Majd killed them anyway, as the crowd cheered him on.

Distracted by his "work" Majd along with his guards failed to notice that somebody was moving through the crowd into position. Altaïr had come to the scene for two reasons. One, he was here to end Majd's rule. Two, Majd's final victim, i.e. the heretic, was in fact a member of the Assassins Order. By the time the corrupt Regent had dispatched the "thief" the Levantine Assassin was ready. Before Majd could address the audience again, he was struck from the side and fell to the floor, dropping his sword.

Injured but alive, Majd now stared up into the face of his own executioner, who told him that his rule over Jerusalem was ended. Ignoring Majd's horror, Altaïr kept his victim restrained and demanded an explanation. What purpose did these cruel murders serve? How did it benefit Majd and the so called Brotherhood? Seeing no reason to deny the truth, Majd admitted that there was no purpose behind it. He reveled in the God like status his authority gave him and relished in the pleasure of condemning people to death. Altaïr was disgusted by this, to which Majd replied that the Assassin simply did not understand what it felt like to hold the power of life and death over others. If he did, he would have been Majd's ally rather than his executioner.

Altaïr, who once thought like Majd did, admitted that there was a time that he would have agreed with him. However, the Assassin made it clear that he had then learnt a very valuable lesson and witnessed for himself what happens to people who abuses their authority and tries to "lift themselves above others". Intrigued, Majd asked what this was? Altaïr willingly showed him, plunging his Hidden Blade into the Templar's neck, killing him instantly. As was Assassin custom at the time, Altaïr marked a feather with Majd's blood and gave him his last rites, before making his escape.

Funeral

Despite his death, Majd was still of some use to the Templar Brotherhood. Following the death of his remaining allies, Robert knew full well that as the only surviving person in the Holy Land with knowledge of the Pieces of Eden, it was only a matter of time before Al Mualim sent Altaïr after him. In an effort to turn Al Mualim's own actions against him and eliminate Altaïr, Robert publicly pretended that he wished to make peace with the Saracens. As a demonstration of his commitment, he asked to be allowed to attend the funeral of Jerusalem's late regent Majd Addin.

Saladin, who welcomed the opportunity for peace, gave his blessing, though the citizens of Jerusalem were uneasy and distrustful of the Christian soldiers. As Robert had predicted, Al Mualim took the bait and sent Altaïr to Majd's funeral. Upon entering the cemetery, Altaïr found a large group of citizens, Saracen soldiers and Templar Knights in attendance. Spotting what appeared to be "Robert", Altaïr made his way through the mourners. He noted that very few of men and women in attendance appeared to be sad or mourning their late leader.

Before the Assassin could reach his target however, he was spotted. Moving forwards, "Robert" notified the priest, before calling in additional soldiers. The imam leading the ceremony then pointed Altaïr out to the public, whereupon the Saracen and Crusader soldiers alike descended upon Majd's murder. Altaïr managed to defeat his enemies and eventually unmasked Robert as the Templar agent Maria Thorpe. The woman gleefully informed Altaïr that Robert had played him and his master like a fiddle. Using Majd's funeral as a ruse, Robert had actually gone to Arsuaf in order to meet with both Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, so as to persuade them to join forces against a common enemy that had already eliminated so many of their agents, the Assassins. Thanks to a swift response from Altaïr, this scheme failed and the plans at Majd's funeral came to nothing.

Trivia

  • Assassin Creed fans generally consider Majd to be one of, if not the most evil Templar in the entire franchise. Unlike the rest of his "brothers" he is not motivated by revenge or belief in a higher purpose. By his own admission, his cruel actions were carried out for his own twisted and sadistic amusement.
  • Majd was the first Templar in the Assassins Creed franchise who required more than one strike with the Hidden Blade to finish him off.
  • In the game, during Majd's assassination mission the player (as Altaïr) has the potential to save all four of Majd's would be victims from death. In the corresponding book however, it was confirmed that Altaïr let the first three die, only intervening to save his brother Assassin.

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Russian Templars (Russian Revolution)

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