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I am not the only one with this vision, Assassin. The dream of our Order is universal. Ottoman, Byzantine... these are only labels. Costumes and facades. Beneath these trappings, all Templars are part of the same family.
~ Manuel's dying words to Ezio Auditore.

Manuel Palailogos is the secondary antagonist of the videogame Assassin's Creed: Revelations. He is the nephew of the last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine XI (thus making him the heir apparent to the Byzantine Throne) and a prominent member of the Byzantine sect of the Templar Order (in fact, he had originally served as their leader before Prince Ahmet usurped his position).

He was voiced by Vlasta Vrána.

Biography

Under Sultan Bayezid II's rule, Manuel returned to Constantinople, where he received a pension in exchange for his rights to the Byzantine throne. Here he had two sons, Loannes and Andreas, and lived a luxurious life.

In 1511, surviving members of the Byzantine Empire, who were secretly Templars, aimed to remove the Ottomans from power and resurrect their empire. It was unclear to the Assassin Order whether or not Palaiologos was siding with the Templars, and thus Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a Mentor in the Assassin Order, tasked himself with finding Manuel's true allegiance.

Ezio discovered Manuel was working for the Templars in Cappadocia, and went to the underground city to locate the Templar. While in Cappadocia, Ezio discovered that the Templars had an army stationed there, and that Manuel's lieutenant, Shahkulu, was torturing Ottoman spies. Ezio assassinated Shahkulu, and then chased after Manuel who fled and called for his guards. However, Ezio caught Manuel later and the two fought, with Ezio eventually killing Manuel.

In his final words, Manuel expressed his desire to be Byzantine emperor, and said he had devised many plans for the position. Ezio responded by saying that his empire was already dead and that Manuel's desire was only a dream. However, Manuel believed that his dream was also that of the Templars' dream, which was of universal order and peace. Manuel gave the Assassin the key he held to Altaïr's library, but told Ezio he would be killed before he even could even get to the secret library

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Aspasia | Deimos | Kleon | Pausanias of Sparta | Exekias | Iokaste | The Hydra | Polemon | Nyx the Shadow | Elpenor | Sotera | The Master | Hermippos | Midas | The Centaur of Euboea | The Chimera | Machaon | Brison | Podarkes | Rhexenor | Iobates | Kodros | Pallas the Silencer | Deianeira | Belos | Swordfish | Okytos | Melite | Harpalos | Zoisme | Diona | Chrysis | The Mytilenian Shark | Melanthos | The Octopus | Sokos | Asterion | Skylax | The Monger | Lagos | Kallias | Silanos


Order of the Ancients (Ptolemaic Dynasty)

Julius Caesar | Flavius Metellus | Lucius Septimius | Cleopatra | The Embalmer | Gaius Julius Rufio


Knight Templars (Crusades)

Robert de Sable | Al Mualim | Tamir | Talal | Garnier de Naplouse | Abu'l Nuqoud | William of Montferrat | Majd Addin | Jubair al Hakim | Sibrand | Armand Bouchart | Jacques de Molay


Italian Templars (Italian Renaissance)

Rodrigo Borgia | Ludovico Orsi | Checco Orsi | Jacopo de' Pazzi | Uberto Alberti | Francesco de' Pazzi | Antonio Maffei | Stefano da Bagnone | Bernardo Baroncelli | Francesco Salviati | Emilio Barbarigo | Marco Barbarigo | Carlo Grimaldi | Dante Moro | Silvio Barbarigo | Juan Borgia the Elder | Lucrezia Borgia | Cesare Borgia | Octavian de Valois | Micheletto Corella | Silvestro Sabbatini | Malfatto | Ristoro | Lia de Russo | Auguste Oberlin | Fiora Cavazza | Il Carnefice


Spanish Templars (Spanish Inquisition)

Tomás de Torquemada


Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire)

Prince Ahmet | Manuel | Shahkulu


Chinese Templars (Ming Dynasty)

Zhang Yong


Caribbean Templars (Golden Age of Piracy)

Laureano de Torres y Ayala | Woodes Rogers | Julien du Casse | El Tiburón | Duncan Walpole


Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans)

Madeleine de L'Isle | Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer | George Davidson | Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie


Colonial Templars (American Revolution)

Haytham Kenway | Charles Lee | Nicholas Biddle | Benjamin Church | Shay Cormac | George Davidson | Thomas Hickey | William Johnson | John Pitcairn


British Templars

Georgian and Colonial Era: Reginald Birch | Edward Braddock
Victorian Era: Crawford Starrick | Lucy Thorne | Maxwell Roth


Parisian Templars (French Revolution)

Francois-Thomas Germain | Charles Gabriel Sivert | Le Roi des Thunes | Maximilien de Robespierre


21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)

Alan Rikkin | Warren Vidic | Daniel Cross | Juhani Otso Berg


Others

George Washington (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Bartholomew Roberts | Achilles Davenport | Louis-Joseph Gaultier, Chevalier de la Vérendrye | Hope Jensen | Adéwalé | Isreal Putnam (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Jack the Ripper | Pierre, Marquis de Fayet | Fiend of Fleet Street

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