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|“||Even when your kind appears to triumph ... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a realization. We require no creed. No indoctrination by desperate old men. All we need is that the world be as it is. And THIS is why the Templars will never be destroyed.||„|
|~ Haytham Kenway, the first Grand Master of the Templar Order in Colonial America.|
|“||May the Father of Understanding Guide Us.||„|
|~ The Templar Order's motto.|
The Templar Order also known as the Order of the Knights Templar, the Knights Templar or simply the Templars or in their Classical Antiquity/Early Middle Ages incarnation, the Order of the Ancients, are a monastic military order turned secret society that serve as the main antagonistic faction of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Some of their predecessors were the Children of Cain, Order of the Ancients and the Cult of Kosmos. The modern-day version of the Templars operates using a front called Abstergo Industries, a megacorporation that has been responsible for the majority of human technological development for the past millennia.
The Templars seek to create a perfect world, although the means by which they aim to do so, through force, control and the destruction of free will, directly contrast the ideals of their sworn enemies, the Assassin Brotherhood.
Because of this difference in ideology, the Templars became involved in a covert war against the Assassins, spanning millennia, with their opposition's motivating belief being that mankind should always have the ability to choose; to have the freedom of liberty, even if it meant accepting that humanity would always be flawed in their ways.
- 1 Templar Ideology
- 2 History
- 3 Members
- 3.1 Cult of Kosmos (Peloponnesian War) (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey)
- 3.2 Order of the Ancients
- 3.2.1 Achaemenid Empire / Greek City-States (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade)
- 3.2.2 Ptolemaic Dynasty (Assassin's Creed: Origins)
- 3.2.3 Viking Invasion of Britain (Assassin's Creed: Valhalla)
- 3.3 Knights Templars (Crusades)
- 3.4 Italian Templars (Italian Renaissance)
- 3.5 Spanish Templars (Spanish Inquisition)
- 3.6 Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire) (Assassin's Creed: Revelations)
- 3.7 Chinese Templars (Ming dynasty) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China)
- 3.8 Caribbean Templars (Golden Age of Piracy) (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)
- 3.9 Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans) (Assassin's Creed III: Liberation)
- 3.10 Colonial Templars (American Revolution)
- 3.11 Parisian Templars (French Revolution) ( Assassin's Creed: Unity)
- 3.12 British Templars (First Anglo-Afghan War) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India)
- 3.13 British Templars (Victorian Era) (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate)
- 3.14 German Templars (World War I) (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate)
- 3.15 Russian Templars (Russian Revolution) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia)
- 3.16 21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)
- 3.17 Members appear in other media
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Navigation
Quest for Peace
The Templars seek the Pieces of Eden in order to create a world where humanity has transcendent from their animalistic instincts. They believe through this they will unite the world in peace under the Templar banner.
At times the Assassins have worked together with the Templars so as to attain a common goal, peace. Prior to the French Revolution, the French Templar's Grandmaster François de la Serre and the French Assassin's Mentor Honoré Mirabeau, struck a deal to make the two Orders work together using the elements of freedom and order so as to reach a common goal, peace for the people of France.
Prior to the discovery of the Pieces of Eden, they held agnostic beliefs. After their discovery of the Pieces of Eden, the Templars became deistic and it is seen that they still believed in being rewarded in the afterlife.
This was seen when Maximilien de Robespierre tried to establish a deist religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, which was entirely based on the Templar Doctrine. During the destruction of the Templars, Jacques de Molay, cursed King Phillip and Pope Clement V that they will answer for their crimes before God almighty. Even David Brewster believed that the Pieces came from God himself. A Pre-historic Templar, Lucius Septimius stated that he knows he will be rewarded in the afterlife for serving the Father of Understanding.
The Father of Understanding
The Father of Understanding is a being who is not only the God of the Templars, but is also a key symbol in the logic and reasoning used by the Templars to justify their actions and mission, which is to create an enlightened utopia where the progress of humanity was closely supervised by them. The term, "May the Father of Understanding guide us." has also become a ritualistic blessing among Templars and also as a form of greeting when they meet with each other.
The Templar Doctrine commands Templars to be benevolent towards the people they will govern. There are a number of Templars who are truly more benevolent than the Assassins themselves. Colonial Templar George Monro say himself and his fellow Templars as protectors and providers form humanity, making Shay Cormac and his fellow Templars follow his methods. Even Haytham Kenway and Prince Ahmet believed in the True Templar Ideology and viewed it as a necessary to remove the chaotic elements of humanity.
Templars also held an immense disgust for slavery that one member, Woodes Rogers was forced out of the Order due to him practicing slavery. The Jamaican Templar Grandmaster Laureano de Torres y Ayala even stated his disgust for enslaving people, but also claimed that men of ability should rule.
Modern day Templar Master Juhani Otso Berg took these benevolent Templars as an inspiration of what a Templar should really be and what their goals should really be.
Radicalism and Corruption
Because of the Order's nature, they are highly vulnerable to corruption and fanaticism. The Borgias were well known examples of Templar Leaders who used the Order to further their own tyrannical goals. Modern Templars call the Rule of the Borgias as the Dark Age of the Order and this may have led to the creation of the Black Cross which kills off Tyrannical members of the Templar Order. However, some like Thomas Hickey work with the Order in order to earn money to live a luxurious life.
They are also Fanatics like François-Thomas Germain, a Sage and Templar Grandmaster who reverted to the radical Templar Ideology of Control, though this is most likely inspired by him being a reincarnation of Aita, an Isuan entity who holds a disgust for humanity and wishes to regain control humanity.
After Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, murdered his brother and stole the Apple of Eden, he gathered a group of followers called the Children of Cain to carry out his vision. The symbol of the Cult was the Mark of Cain, which would later become the insignia of the modern day Templar Order.
The Cult of Kosmos was founded by Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae who commanded the united Greek armed forces during the Trojan War. He sought to implement peace for Greece under their control and acquire ancient artifacts from the First Civilization.
Pharaoh Smenkhkare founded the Order of the Ancients around 1334 BCE. Originally founded as The Order of the Ancients, they were a secret society who viewed it in their right to lead humanity into a progressive utopia under their close supervision, so as to transcend from our cruel and barbaric nature. Their leading members were mostly Roman generals and advisors. Their actions in ancient Ptolemaic Egypt unintentionally caused the birth of the Hidden Ones, a classical antiquity incarnation of their eternal enemies, the Assassin Brotherhood.
Reincarnation as the Templars
Prior to the Crusades, the Order of the Ancients were reborn as the Templar Order in the Early Middle Ages by Alfred the Great of Wessex (though before this, the Templars existed as a more loose, unofficial coalition). During the Crusades, the Templars were mostly active in the Holy Land. However, in 1307, the King of France, Phillip IV, accursed the Order of heresy, which supposedly ended the Order.
However, the Order was not defeated; they had just been driven into hiding. They continued to operate in secret through the Hundred Years' War and into the Renaissance. During the early 1500's, they managed to gain control of Italy when Rodrigo Borgia, then the Grand Master of the Order, was elected Pope. They managed to obtain two "Pieces of Eden" and locate "The Vault". However, Rodrigo's efforts were thwarted by the Assassin Ezio Auditore. Eventually, Rodrigo was killed and his son Cesare assumed leadership of the Order. Even then, the Assassin bested Cesare's forces, and the Borgia's control over Italy eventually broke. For the rest of the 15th century the Templar Order went into decline. Not much is known of their activities until the 19th century.
By the 20th century, the Templars had established a major foothold in the American industry, with important figures such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone being Templars themselves. In 1937, the Templars founded Abstergo Industries, a secret company aiming to control capitalists and workers and neutralize communism. The Templars, who had previously created the capitalistic economic system, hoped to control the people through owning capitalistic companies, as opposed to having people own the companies. The company would go on to control a lot of corporations and organizations, including the Ford Motor Company, NASA, the CIA and BP. In the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler, a Templar, began to take over political control over Germany.
After having assumed full control, Hitler used an Apple of Eden to form Nazi Germany and hypnotize the population to join his cause. With this newfound support, Hitler began to declare "war" on Germany's neighboring countries, quickly conquering them. A worldwide war - World War II - soon erupted, but the entire war was a Templar plot to keep the people under the Order's control. While the entire war was overseen by the Templars, the world was split between two forces. On one side of the war stood the Axis, primarily led by Hitler and Benito Mussolini. On the other side stood the Allied forces, led by the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin; the Big Three. By the time the war concluded, the Templars planned to take advantage of the resulting peace.
Cult of Kosmos (Peloponnesian War) (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey)
- Main article: Cult of Kosmos
A secretive cult operating throughout Greece that worships the deity called Kosmos, has schemed to control the Hellenic world from behind the scenes for their own interests, and also are allies and business partners with the Order of the Ancients. To achieve this, members have infiltrated every sector of Greek society, even forcing the Pythia to be their puppet. They were also directly responsible for sparking the Peloponnesian War, which they hoped to prolong as much as they can by manipulating both sides of the conflict. The Cult is led by the Ghost of Kosmos, and divided into seven branches which each are led by a Sage and has five lieutenants called Advents directly under them. They are the main antagonists in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
- Aspasia: The lover and partner of the statesman Pericles and the Ghost of Kosmos of the Cult, and is the primary antagonist in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
- Deimos/Alexios: One of the Cult's Sages, Kassandra's younger brother and the grandson of King Leonidas of Sparta who taken in by the Cult because of his connection with the First Civilization. He was shaped to become a weapon to be used by the Cult.
Eyes of Kosmos
- Nyx the Shadow: The chief spy of the Cult of Kosmos and the Sage of the Eyes of Kosmos.
- Elpenor: A traveling merchant who one day brings an interesting proposition to the Eagle Bearer.
- Sotera: A minor crime boss in Megaris.
- The Master: A quarry owner and slave trader in Attika.
- Hermippos: A playwright in Athens.
- Midas: A banker in Argos.
The Silver Vein
- Polemon: The owner of a shipbuilding business based in Achaia and the Sage of the Silver Vein.
- Epiktetos: A shipbuilder who was killed by Deimos.
- The Centaur of Euboea: A copper trader and the owner of several copper mines on Mount Dirfi.
- The Chimera: A treasure hunter.
- The Silver Griffin: A slave trader based on Prasonisia Island.
- Machaon: A port overseer at Patrai.
- Kleon: A general of Athens, a rival politician to Perikles and the Sage of the Delian League.
- Brison: A young aristocrat from Salamis.
- Podarkes: The ruler of the Silver Islands, Delos and Mykonos.
- Rhexenor: A young commander in the Athenian army.
- Iobates: The ruler of Lemnos.
- Kodros: A mercenary leader in the employ of the Delian League and a former gladiator.
Worshippers of the Bloodline
- Iokaste: A seer and the Sage of the Worshippers of the Bloodline.
- Melite: A former priest currently in Pephka.
- Harpalos: The leader of the Followers of Ares, a small Mystery Cult.
- Zoisme: An insane hermit living in the woodlands near the Bay of Xerxes in Malis.
- Diona: A priestess of Aphrodite in Kythera and the twin sister of Eritha, the high priestess of Aphrodite.
- Chrysis: A priestess of Hera in Argos.
Gods of the Aegean Sea
- The Hydra: The supreme commander of the Cult's fleet and the Sage of the Gods of the Aegean Sea.
- The Mytilenian Shark: A captain in the Cult's fleet who usually sails the seas south of Samos.
- Melanthos: A captain in the Cult's fleet who usually sails the seas west of Messara.
- The Octopus: A captain in the Cult's fleet who usually sails the seas north of Krete.
- Sokos: A captain in the Cult's fleet and the self-appointed protector of the seas around the Obsidian Islands.
- Asterion: A captain in the Cult's fleet who usually sails the seas south of Skyros.
- Pausanias of Sparta: One of the two kings of Sparta with Archidamos and the Sage of the Peloponnesian League.
- Skylax: A Spartan general based in the Dirfi foothills.
- The Monger: The crime boss of Korinth.
- Kallias: An Olympic judge and a former wrestler.
- Silanos: The ruler of Paros, the sister island of Naxos.
- Lagos: The Archon of the nation of Arkadia.
Heroes of the Cult
- Exekias: A notorious mercenary, the chief enforcer of the Cult of Kosmos and the Sage of the Heroes of the Cult.
- Pallas the Silencer: A mercenary currently employed by Sparta in Achaia.
- Deianeira: The leader of the now-corrupt Champions of Boeotia.
- Belos: A Spartan gladiator at the Arena of Pephka.
- Swordfish: The crime boss of Heraklion. He has an underwater hideout at Octopus Bay in Messara.
- Okytos: A mercenary recruiter based at Cape Sounion.
Order of the Ancients
- Main article: Order of the Ancients
A secret society that operated throughout the ancient world, and an earlier of the Templars. They are the main antagonists in Assassin's Creed: Origins, Assassin's Creed: Legacy of the First Blade, the three-episode DLC of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Achaemenid Empire / Greek City-States (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade)
Oder of Dominion
- Amorges (The Tusk of Persia): The leader of the Order in the Achaemenid Empire and leader of the Order of Dominion, the primary antagonist in Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 3: Bloodline and overall primary antagonist of the DLC.
- Gergis (The Herald): Scribe and the Magus of the Order of Dominion, and the secondary antagonist in Legacy of the First Blade: and overall primary antagonist of the DLC.
- The Immortals:
- Artazostre (The Silence):
- Dimokrates (The Destroyer):
- Gaspar (The Gatekeeper):
- Pithias (The Architect):
Order of the Storm
- Phila (The Tempest): The Magus of the Storm, and the primary antagonist in Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 2: Shadow Heritage.
- Augos (The All-Seeing):
- Megakreon (The Unbreakable):
- Nestor (The Formidable):
- Sophos (The Broker):
Order of Hunters
- Pactyas (The Huntsman): The Magus of the Order of Hunters, a former member of the Persian elite and a group of freedom fighters, and the primary antagonist in Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 1: Hunted.
- Akantha (The Deceiver):
- Bubares (The Conspirator):
- Echion (The Watcher):
- Konon (The Fighter):
- Phratagounè (The Keeper):
- Timosa (The Physician):
- Order Elite:
Ptolemaic Dynasty (Assassin's Creed: Origins)
- Julius Caesar: A prominent general of the Roman Army and a notable politician of the Roman Republic who was supported by Order of the Ancients. He was killed by Aya, Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. Caesar is the final antagonist in Assassin's Creed: Origins.
- Lucius Septimius: A Roman Gabiniani stationed in Alexandria to protect the Ptolemaic kings and queens. He is the one of the two primary antagonists along with Flavius Metellus of the game.
- Flavius Metellus: The Roman proconsul of the province of Kyrenaika and a close ally of Julius Caesar. He was leader of the Order of the Ancients. He is one of the two primary antagonists along with Lucius Septimius of the game.
- Pothinus: A eunuch and regent for Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
- Berenike: An elder Greek statesperson and the Normarch of Faiyum
- Hetepi: A Second Priest of Ptah, serving under the High Priest Pasherenptah in Memphis
- Khaliset: A member of the Order
- Taharqa: A grand planner of Sais and a steward of Letopolis
- Eudoros: A Greek Royal Scribe
- Medunamun: A false oracle
- Rudjek: The Nomarch of the Saqqara Nome
- General Gaius Julius Rufio: A Roman general commanding the Roman forces in Egypt. Appointed by Julius Caesar himself before his death, Rufio sought to undermine Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius' rule in Egypt and claim the kingdom for himself, and the Main antagonist in Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones.
- Legatus Tacito: A Roman legate who served as one of Rufio's lieutenant in the Sinai Pennisula.
- Ptahmose: An Egyptian priest who served as one Gaius Julius Rufio's lieutenant in the Sinai Peninsula.
- Ampelius of Capitolinus: A Roman officer who served as one Gaius Julius Rufio's lieutenant in the Sinai Peninsula.
Viking Invasion of Britain (Assassin's Creed: Valhalla)
- Alfred the Great (The Father): The king of Wessex and secretly Grand Maegester of the Order.
- Paladin Fulke (The Instrument): A mystic from Flanders who studies the history of the Isu and a Maegester of the Order.
Warden of War
- Gorm Kjotvesson (The Keel): The son of Kjotve the Cruel and the Maegester of the Warden of War who's involved in a project called Vineland. Main antagonist of Vineland Arc.
- Vicelin (The Compass): A Frankish sailor and a Palatinus of the Warden of War. One of antagonists of Lunden Arc.
- Avgos Spearhand (The Arrow): A military commander in Lunden and a Palatinus of the Warden of War who take responsibility to recruit archers for the Order. One of antagonists of Lunden Arc.
- Sister Frideswid (The Leech): A surgeon working at the Forum in Lunden and a Preost of the Warden of War. One of antagonists of Lunden Arc.
- Hunta, son of Hunta (The Baldric): A drengr from Norway, and a Palatinus of the Warden of War who recently married into an influential Saxon family
- Leofgifu (The Scabbard): A bandit and a Palatinus of the Warden of War.
- Kjotve the Cruel (The Axe): A vicious warlord, Gorm's father, and a Palatinus of the Warden of War. Main antagonist of Rygjafylke Arc.
Warden of Law
- Reeve Derby (The Vice): A reeve in Eurvicshire and the Maegester of the Warden of Law.
- Audun (The Vault): A thane in Jorvik who is part of King Ricsige's council and a Preost of the Warden of Law. One of antagonists of Jorvik Arc.
- Grigorii (The Needle): A dockmaster of Jorvik and a Palatinus of the Warden of Law. One of antagonists of Jorvik Arc.
- Abbess Ingeborg (The Firebrand): A Preost of the Warden of Law. She had her tongue scrubbed by a priest when she was younger for spreading "heresies and lies", which taught her that knowlege was power controlled by the Church, and eventually led her to the Order. One of antagonists of Jorvik Arc.
- Gunilla (The Adze): A Palatinus of the Warden of Law who oversees shipbuilding and naval operations.
- Tata, Defender of Otta's Wyrd (The Dart): A Palatinus of the Warden of Law. He joined the Order because of his admiration to the late King Offa of Mercia, a member of the Order.
- Eanbhert (The Vellum): A Preost of the Warden of Law. Trained as a scribe, he took on the most difficult assignments through his precision.
Warden of Wealth
- Tatfrid (The Lyre): The Bard in Granteshridge and the Maegester of the Warden of Wealth.
- Bishop Herefrith (The Crozier): The Bishop of Lincolnshire and a Preost of the Warden of Wealth. Main antagonist of Lincolnscire Arc.
- Wigmund (The Tang): An Anglo-Saxon earl and a Palatinus of the Warden of Wealth. Main antagonist of Grantebridgescire Arc.
- Abbess Gifle (The Ash-Spear): A Preost of the Warden of Wealth. He forges links with bandit groups to bend them to the Order's will.
- Mucel, Heir to What He Tells (The Lathe): A Preost of the Warden of Wealth who specializes in shipbuilding and fashioning wooden implements of torture.
- Patrick (The Anvil): A blacksmith of the Order who descended from the lords of Hwicce and a Palatinus of the Warden of Wealth.
- Havelok (The Billhook): A landholder in Lincolnscire and a Palatinus of the Warden of Wealth.
Warden of Faith
- Sister Blaeswith, The Archbishop's Shadow (The Rake): A noblewoman and the Maegester of the Warden of Faith originally forced into a convent after a youthful tryst gone wrong, before finding a new love in the Order.
- Ealhferth (The Seax): The Bishop of Wincestre and a Preost of the Warden of Faith. One of antagonists of Wincestre Arc.
- Selwyn (The Gallows): A reeve and executioner in Wincestre.and a Palatinus of the Warden of Faith. One of antagonists of Wincestre Arc.
- Hilda (The Quill): A Preost of the Warden of Faith who manages a network of child spies in Wincestre. One of antagonists of Wincestre Arc.
- Beneseck of Bath (The Bell): A monk of Brimclif Monestary in Hamtunscire and a Palatinus of the Warden of Faith.
- Heika of Friesland (The Sickle): A Palatinus of the Warden of Faith who manages a bakery in which she uses her knowledge of poisonous Weever fish to poison the Order's targets.
- Yohanes Loukas (The Oil): A Preost of the Warden of Faith who finds influential people, dispatches them, and replaces them with his own family members.
- Beorhtsige (Joy-Canker):
- Bercthun (War-Hedge):
- Callin (Long-Sorrow):
- Cola (Cniht-Scribe):
- Cudberct (Eel of Earth):
- Eorforwine (Molten-Innocence):
- Heike (Raven-Banquet):
- Horsa (Frown-Hoard):
- Hrothgar (Rat-Lord):
- Kendall (Blood Brewer):
- Osgar (Sword-Cloven):
- Redwalda (Dire-Scop):
- Wealdmaer (Geld-Remover):
- Woden (Pagan-Hole):
- Wuffa (Death-Boon):
Children of Danu
- Eogan mac Cartaigh (The Oak): An abbot of Meath under Flann Sinna's reign who overthrow the Church in Ireland and restore the ancient Celtic religion.
- Aideen (The Spider): An Irish merchant from Dublin who joins the cult to expand her influence.
- Bécc mac Nath-í (The Seed): An Irish sailor from Dunseverick who procures weapons from foreign lands to the cult.
- Conlae (The Blaze): A priest who practices the ways of the fire druids.
- Cummascach (The Ash): A Druidic high priest in the Children of Danu who practices fog magic.
- Leasleach (The Whisper): A Druidic priestess in the Children of Danu who considers herself a daughter of The Morrígan, Celtic goddess of death and disease. She searches for mummified bodies in the bogs of Meath to make poisons.
- Niamh (The Wren): An Irish poet who sways people to the cult.
- Ruaidrí (The Deer): An Irish merchant and dockworker from Ulaidh who oversees the accumulation of resources for the cult.
- Sétnae (The Cursed): A Druidic priestess who specializes in crafting poisons to eliminate the cult's enemies through sacrificial rituals.
- Trian (The Mist): An Irish Druidic priest in the Children of Danu who has a fascination with Celtic god Crom Cruach.
Knights Templars (Crusades)
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
- Lord Basilisk: Templar Leader and the primary antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles.
- Harash: Spy within the Assassin Brotherhood.
- Roland Napule: Head of a Templar Hospital in Tyre.
- The Master of the Tower: Templar agent and leader of a militia based in the Tower of Jerusalem.
- Robert de Sable: Grand Master of the Templar Order and one of the two primary antagonists along with Al Mualim of the game. He would've used the Apple of Eden to bring peace and stability to the citizens of the Holy Land.
- Al Mualim: Secretly a high-ranking member of the Templar Order as well as the Mentor of the Assassins. and one of the two primary antagonists along with Robert de Sable of the game, secretly betraying both factions for his own selfish agenda.
- Tamir: Black Market dealer, who supplies weapons to the new soldiers being created by the combined efforts of Talal and Garnier de Naplouse.
- Talal: Slave trader, who captures the unfortunate, ill, or rejected citizens of the Holy Land and bring them to Garnier de Naplouse.
- Garnier de Naplouse: A Doctor and the Grand Master of the Knights Hospitalier in Acre, who was to heal and cure the people Talal captured for him so that they join the Templar cause.
- Abu'l Nuqoud: "Merchant King of Damascus". He was ordered to kill the ruling families of Damascus to gain control over the city.
- William of Montferrat: Liege lord of Acre and one of Richard I Lionheart's main lieutenants. He was to take command of Acre using his soldiers.
- Majd Addin: Ruler of Jerusalem and obsessed executioner. He was to use fear to force the people of Jerusalem into submission, but turned to unnecessary violence for his sadistic pleasure.
- Jubair al Hakim: Saladin's chief scholar who was told to burn all the books, writings and scrolls of the Holy Land, believing that they were the cause of most of the world's dark moments.
- Sibrand: The leader of the Knights Teutonic and ruler of the Acre port. He was to have his ships blockade any naval support from both sides of the war.
- Maria Thorpe: Robert De Sable's secret henchwoman as well as his decoy. She later betrays the Templars and becomes the ally and wife of Altair.
- Masun: Spy in Masyaf, the Assassins' village.
- Jamal: Undercover in Levantine Brotherhood of Assassins.
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
- Armand Bouchart: Templar leader after Robert's death and main antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines.
- Bouchart's agent: Armand Bouchart's personal agent and secondary antagonist of Bloodlines.
- Shalim and Shahar: The twins who ruled over Kyrenia alongside their father.
- Moloch: Religious fanatic and father of Shalim and Shahar.
- Frederick the Red: One of Bouchart's lieutenants and commander of the Templar troops in Limassol.
Assassin's Creed: Unity
- Jacques de Molay: Long-deceased French Templar Grand Master who motivated Germain to rebuild the Templar Order.
- De Molay's Advisor: One of de Molay's trusted advisers, killed by the Assassin Thomas de Carneillon during de Molay's capture.
- Geoffroy de Charny: De Molay's confident who burned alongside his master at the stake.
Italian Templars (Italian Renaissance)
Assassin's Creed II
- Rodrigo Borgia: Grand Master of the Italian Rite of the Templar Order and eventually Pope Alexander VI. He is the primary antagonist of the game. He is the most tyrannical leader of the Templars.
- Ludovico & Checco Orsi: Twin brothers and members of the Orsi family of Forlì who take orders to steal the Apple of Eden by Rodrigo Borgia. Boths are antagonists of Sequence 12.
- Jacopo de' Pazzi: Uncle of Francesco and great uncle of Vieri. Mastermind behind the Pazzi Conspiracy. After the failed Pazzi Conspiracy and the death of all of the co-conspirators, Jacopo was stabbed to death by the Spaniard as a punishment. One of antagonists of Sequence 5.
- Uberto Alberti: Gonfaloniere in Florence and murderer of Ezio's father and brothers. Executed Ezio's father and siblings, falsely accusing them of treason. Ezio later killed Alberti by stabbing him 5 times in a frenzy. Main antagonist of Sequence 2.
- Vieri de' Pazzi: Leader of mercenary guards in Tuscany. Vieri was killed right before the Pazzi Conspiracy by Ezio in San Gimignano. Main antagonist of Sequence 3.
- Francesco de' Pazzi: Vieri's father and leader of mercenaries to conquer Florence and replace Lorenzo de' Medici. Main instigator of the Pazzi Conspiracy. Francesco was killed and lynched at the end of the Pazzi Conspiracy. Main antagonist of Sequence 4.
- Antonio Maffei: Fanatic priest and Pazzi conspirator in Tuscany. Maffei was killed by Ezio in Tuscany. One of antagonists of Sequence 5.
- Stefano da Bagnone: Pazzi conspirator in Tuscany and Jacopo's advisor and secretary. After the conspiracy, Stefano hid in an abby in Tuscany. Ezio later arrived and stabbed him to death. One of antagonists of Sequence 5.
- Bernardo Baroncelli: Pazzi family's main banker and Pazzi conspirator in Tuscany. Baroncelli was hung by the Medici in the novelization, but in the game itself he was killed by Ezio. One of antagonists of Sequence 5.
- Francesco Salviati: Archbishop of Pisa and Pazzi conspirator in Tuscany. Tried to hide in his villa, only for the castle to be invaded by Ezio and the Auditore soldiers. Salviati was killed by Ezio after a bloody battle. One of antagonists of Sequence 5.
- Emilio Barbarigo: Merchant noble and first of the Barbarigo family to gain power in Venice. Killed by Ezio before Marco could become Doge. Main antagonist of Sequence 7.
- Marco Barbarigo: Doge of Venice following the murder of his predecessor, Giovanni Mocenigo. Ezio shot Marco dead with his Hidden Gun. Main antagonist of Sequence 9.
- Carlo Grimaldi: Servant of the previous Doge of Venice and murderer of him as well and a member of the Council of Ten. Killed by Ezio right after Mocenigo was poisoned by Grimaldi. Main antagonist of Sequence 8.
- Dante Moro: "The Muscle" of the Venetian Templars, big and tough. Moro was killed by Ezio alongside Silvio, but unlike the latter Dante redeemed himself by telling Ezio that Cyprus was their location, but before Dante could tell what the Templars wanted, he died of his wounds. One of antagonists of Sequence 10.
- Silvio Barbarigo: Government official and final member of the Barbarigo bloodline to die by Ezio's hands. One of antagonists of Sequence 10.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Rodrigo Borgia: Current Pope (Alexander VI) and Grand Master of the Italian Rite of the Templar Order, but now serves as a supporting antagonist in the game. After being defeated and humiliated by Ezio in II, Rodrigo was Grand-Master only in title, since he didn't care anymore about the Templar cause. He tried to poison his son, Cesare, but was killed instead.
- Juan Borgia the Elder: Cardinal-nephew appointed by Pope Alexander IV and Cesare Borgia's personal banker. He was assassinated by Ezio during a pagan party which involved whores, sex and weapons. Main antagonist of Sequence 5.
- Lucrezia Borgia: "Countess" of Rome and the secondary antagonist of the game.
- Cesare Borgia: Commander of the Templar Papal armies, tyrannical warlord and the game's main antagonist. Cesare's rule over Rome was laid to waste by Ezio and the Assassins, who killed all his lieutenants, thus aided by the fact that Cesare killed his father, making the Borgia lose influence in the papacy. He fled Rome, and was finally killed in the Siege of Vianna.
- Octavian de Valois: Representative of the King of France and leader of Cesare's French army. De Valois snatched Bartolomeo D'Alviano's wife, holding her hostage. He was killed by Ezio, who disguised D'Alviano's mercenaries as French guards, successfully making a "Trojan horse"-like tactic. Main antagonist of Sequence 6.
- Micheletto Corella: 2nd-in-Command of Cesare's forces and his right-hand man. After Cesare's control over Rome was laid to waste by the Assassins and Micheletto failed his master several times, Cesare shot him dead. Main antagonist of Sequence 7.
- Il Carnefice: An executioner active in Rome during the late 15th and early 16th century. Ezio saw him executing an innocent woman, and killed him in response.
- Silvestro Sabbatini: A slave trader and nobleman who was loyal to Cesare Borgia.
- Malfatto: A doctor notorious for killing courtesans.
- Brother Ristoro: A Minim priest.
- Gaspar de la Croix: A master engineer and marksman who was hired by Cesare Borgia to take down easy targets on the field at the start of a battle. He create the mechanisms for various complicated weaponry.
- Captain Donato Mancini: A military captain of the Papal Army under the Borgia.
- Lia de Russo: A smuggler of rare artifacts, who operated out of various bases in Rome, such as the Terme di Caracalla in the Campagna District. She was also a Templar agent working for Cesare Borgia.
- Lanz: The leader of a Rome-based gang of bandits, the Cento Occhi.
- Auguste Oberlin: The personal blacksmith of Cesare Borgia.
- Baltasar de Silva: Cesare Borgia's master spy who disguised himself as a barber, he instead gathered information for the Borgia family, particularly on their enemies, the Assassins.
- Fiora Cavazza: A courtesan working in the Rosa in Fiore, who was recruited into the Templar Order by Cesare Borgia. She was eventually betrayed by Cesare, and assist the Assassin Brotherhood after barely surviving a vicious attack from the murderer Malfatto.
- Cahin: A corrupt French nobleman who dressed in the costume of a harlequin. He was the brother of Caha and an individual hired by Cesare Borgia.
- Caha: A corrupt French noblewoman who dressed in the costume of a hellequin. She was the sister of Cahin and an individual in the service of Cesare Borgia.
- Verulo Gallo: A knight in Renaissance Italy.
- Charles de la Motte: A French marquis, an ally to the commander of the Papal army, Cesare Borgia. A skilled combatant, he commanded a force of French mercenaries.
- Rocco Tiepolo: A condottiero who provided Cesare Borgia with mercenaries, though he himself was not under the Borgia's command.
- Teodor Viscardi: A member of the Templar Order during the Renaissance, loyal to Cesare Borgia.
- Ilario Lombardi: A social outcast in Renaissance Italy, who was violently attacked by Assassins during his life and heavily scarred because of it.
- Il Lupo: A Templar who had been trained by Baltasar de Silva and Fiora Cavazza to mimic the techniques and skills of the Assassins.
- Faustina Collari: A Roman thief during the Renaissance.
Spanish Templars (Spanish Inquisition)
- Tomás de Torquemada: Master Templar of the Spanish Templars and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, serving as the main antagonist of Assassin's Creed: The Movie and Assassin's Creed: Discovery.
- Ojeda: Torquemada's lieutenant and brutish leader of the Inquisition troops.
- General Ramirez: Military leader.
- Juan de Marillo: Inquisitor and Torquemada's agent in Granada.
- Pedro Llorente: Inquisition calificador and Torquemada's puppet.
- Gaspar Martínez: Inquisition prosecutor and Torquemada's puppet.
Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire) (Assassin's Creed: Revelations)
- Ahmet: Grand Master of the Byzantine Templars and sought to become the next Sultan. He is the primary antagonist of the game. His plans were destroyed by Ezio, and he was humiliated by his brother, who became Sultan instead of him. Ahmet was then thrown off a cliff by his own brother, who was a personal enemy of him for a long time.
- Manuel Palaiologos: Supposed Leader of the Byzantine Templars and the secondary antagonist.
- Shahkulu: Turkish renegade and a supporting antagonist.
- Leandros: Commander of Templar-peppered Masyaf to find the Masyaf Key, Main antagonist of Sequence 1.
- Cyril of Rhodes: a former deacon of the Eastern Orthodox Church who defected to the Templar Order after being publicly shamed and humiliated by the Patriarch of Constantinople for "actions unbecoming the Eastern Orthodox Faith.
- Damat Ali Pasha: A former servant of Sultan Bayezid II.
- Georgios Kostas: A member of the Templar Order with a reputation for incredible strength and brutality.
- Lysistrata: A wealthy Byzantine actress.
- Mirela Djuric: A Romani who was known as a canny thief and fortune teller.
- Odai Dunqas: A cousin of the first Sultan of the Sennar Sultanate.
- Vali cel Tradat: A Wallachian noble and Assassin-turned Templar.
- Kadir: An arms dealer and information broker for the Byzantine Rite of the Templar Order.
- Samila Khadim: An elite Templar who used her upper-class status as a noblewoman to learn secrets and lead other individuals to their doom, at the hands of her patron.
- Eveline Guerra: A pirate who raided ships returning from treasure-hunting expeditions.
- Fabiola Cavazza: A courtesan in Constantinople.
- Vlad Tepes: A Voivode of Wallachia who ruled the region intermittently from 1448 to 1476.
- Anacletos: An orphan sold into slavery at a young age to become a gladiator.
- Scevola Spina: A knight in Constantinople.
- Seraffo: A Venetian expatriate and Templar agent living in the Ottoman Empire.
- Dulcamara: A Venetian expatriate and jester in Constantinople.
- Oksana Razin: A Cossack from Odessa and spy.
Chinese Templars (Ming dynasty) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China)
- Zhang Yong: The leader of the Eight Tigers, a group of powerful Templar eunuchs that controlled the Chinese imperial court during the Ming dynasty
- Qiu Ju: One of the Eight Tigers and a Templar
- Wei Bin: One of the Eight Tigers and a member of the Chinese Templars
- Yu Dayong: One of the Eight Tigers and a Templar
- Gao Feng: One of the Eight Tigers and a Templar
Caribbean Templars (Golden Age of Piracy) (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)
- Governor Laureano de Torres y Ayala: Governor of Cuba, Grand Master of the Caribbean Rite of the Templar Order and distinguished naval commander. He is the main antagonist of the game. Torres plotted to find the Observatory, a temple of the First Civilization who could spy on anyone in the world. He was killed by Edward Kenway.
- Governor Woodes Rogers: Naval captain and eventual Governor of Nassau, leading a plan to "purge" the West Indies of pirates. Second-in-command of the order. Rogers was wounded by Edward, and returned to England penniless and humiliated.
- Julien du Casse: French weapon-seller and muscle for Torres. He was killed as part of a pirate plan to steal his ship.
- Benjamin Hornigold: Pirate-turned-British naval privateer and new member of the Templar Order. After betraying his friends, Hornigold set out to find Edward on Rogers' behalf, but was killed by his old friend.
- El Tiburón: Torres' armored bouncer and personal bodyguard. He was killed by Edward when the latter attempted to assassinate Torres, though this Torres turned out to be a decoy.
- Jing Lang: Queen of Pirates of the Orient and one of the guardians of the Templar Keys. She was killed by Edward, working together with Upton Travers to bring her and her lover down.
- Kenneth Abraham: Major member of the order and one of the guardians of the Templar Keys. He was killed by Antó and Edward.
- Hilary Flint: Major member of the order and one of the guardians of the Templar Keys. He was killed by Rhona Dinsmore and Edward.
- Lúcia Marquez: Wife of a influential member of the order and eventual guardian of one of the Templar Keys. She was killed by Ópia Apito and Edward.
- John Cockram: Former pirate and friend of Ben Hornigold who betrayed Nassau and became a pirate hunter. Cockram was killed in Principe by Edward.
- Josiah Burgess: Former pirate and friend of Ben Hornigold who betrayed Nassau and became a pirate hunter. Burgess was killed alongside Cockram.
- Vance Travers: Although not a full member, Vance betrayed the Assassins and almost become the Templar puppet being persuaded by Jing Lang, but was killed before he could proceed.
- Duncan Walpole: Although not a full member, Duncan was planning to betray the Assassins and join the Templars in return for wealth and glory. He was killed by Edward Kenway before he could do so.
- Commodore Peter Chamberlaine: Comodoro Chamberlaine was not an actual member of the order, but was heavily associated and assisted Rogers in blockading Nassau. Chamberlaine wanted to exterminate Nassau, unlike Rogers who wanted to turn the pirates to their side.
- Laurens Prins: Prins was not a member, but was interested in enslaving Assassins and dealing the Sage to Torres.
- Vargas: An associate of Lucia Márquez.
- Alejandro Ortega de Márquez: A Spanish privateer that was active in the Caribbean, conquering several small islands in the name of King Philip V of Spain.
- Comte Alphonse de Marigot: An English plantation owner and merchant in West Indies.
- Renardo Aguilar: A Spanish nobleman who born to an influential family branch of the Bourbon dynasty.
- Cuali: An Aztec warrior from Mexico that took to the sea.
- Felicia Moreno: A thief in in West Indies.
- Sylvia Seabrooke: The daughter of a goods trader, but dreamt of adventure on the seas from an early age.
- Charlie Oliver: A pirate and thief in in West Indies.
Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans) (Assassin's Creed III: Liberation)
- Madeleine de L'Isle: New Orleans noble and Master Templar of the Templar Order of New Orleans, known as the Company Man among those who don't know her true identity. She is the primary antagonist of the game. She was killed by Aveline when the latter discovered her true intentions.
- Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer: Head of a former slave worksite in Chicken Itza, Mexico and the Company Man's 2nd-in-Command. He was entrusted with the transportation of slaves and vagrants to Mexico, where they would search for Prophecy Disks. Main antagonist of Sequence 4.
- Officer George Davidson: Slave-turned-British fort officer. Main antagonist of Sequence 8.
- Diego Vázquez: Member who operates in New Orleans. He was sent to the city during the 1770s to take control of the Louisiana Bayou. To realize this, he gathered a large number of men, winning their loyalty through bribery. Main antagonist of Sequence 7.
- Governor Antonio de Ulloa: Governor of New Orleans when the Spanish took over.
- Baptiste: The Saint-Dominguan voodoo leader of a cult of former slaves in the Louisiana Bayou. He was ally of the order. Main antagonist of Sequence 2.
- Governor Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie: The Governor of Louisiana prior to the Louisiana Rebellion. He was ally of the order. Main antagonist of Sequence 1.
Colonial Templars (American Revolution)
Assassin's Creed III
- Haytham Kenway: First Grand Master of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order, active during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution. He is the primary antagonist of the game.
- General Charles Lee: 2nd-in-Command of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order , competitor of George Washington and the secondary antagonist of the game.
- Captain Nicholas Biddle: Patriot naval officer and Templar spy, main antagonist of the Naval missions. Raiding settlements, Biddle was killed by Connor as a form of retribution.
- General Edward Braddock: British General in Colonial America-turned deserter of the Templar Order. He is the main antagonist of the first three sequences, when Haytham is the playable protagonist. Massacring innocent indians, Braddock's death was plotted by Haytham and Ziio, his indian lover.
- Thomas Hickey: George Washington's personal bodyguard and mastermind of a plot to kill him and replace him with Charles Lee. He was killed by Connor before he could murder Washington. Main antagonist of Sequence 8
- Sir William Johnson: English ambassador of the Iroquois Confederacy and sought to buy the Native American's land, though he was killed by Connor before he could do so. Main antagonist of Sequence 6.
- Major John Pitcairn: British military commander and leader of the British armies in the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill. During the latter, Pitcairn was killed, though the British still won the battle. Main antagonist of Sequence 7.
- Doctor Benjamin Church: Patriot surgeon-turned deserter of the Templar Order. Haytham and Connor formed an alliance to eliminate Church, succeeding in doing so. Main antagonist of Sequence 9.
- Reginald Birch: Grand Master of the British Rite of the Templar Order, responsible for training Haytham and sending him to America, the main antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Forsaken. After discovering that Birch was responsible for his father's death and his sister's abduction, Haytham rescued Jenny (his sister) and killed Birch.
- John Harrison: A member of the British Rite of the Templar Order.
- Matthew Davenport: A British Army officer.
- Coyote Man: A notorious Templar who was regarded as the deadliest hunter of Assassins active on the east coast of North America.
- Gerhard von Stantten: A Hessian soldier in the employ of the British Army.
- Gillian McCarthy: A seductress who manipulated her way into the upper echelons of society, acquiring power and wealth even at the expense of her own family.
- Doctor Victor Wolcott: A doctor of British descent who was infamous for his experiments.
- Father Federico Perez: A preacher of Spanish descent.
- Eleanor Mallow: The daughter of Commander Matthew Davenport, a British military officer, who enrolled in the British Army.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue (Seven Years War)
- Haytham Kenway: First Grand Master of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order, active during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution.
- Shay Cormac: Assassin-turned Templar, the feared Assassin hunter and the main protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Rogue
- Christopher Gist: An accomplished American explorer, surveyor, frontiersman and Shay's first-mate on his ship, the Morrigan.
- Colonel George Monro: A Colonel in the British Army and the man who brought Shay to the Templar Order
- Lawrence Washington: A British planter, brother of George Washington, leader of a plan to find Precursor artifacts, as well as a Master Templar of the British Rite of the Templar Order.
- Samuel Smith: Lawrence's minion in his plan.
- Jack Weeks: An African-American Member who operates in New York.
- James Wardrop: A merchant, politician and Lawrence's minion in his plan.
Parisian Templars (French Revolution) ( Assassin's Creed: Unity)
- Francois-Thomas Germain: French blacksmith-turned-Grand Master of the Parisian Rite of the Templar Order. He is the primary antagonist of the game. He is a reincarnation of Aita, an Isuan entity.
- Charles Gabriel Sivert: A Brigadier general in the French military, the colonial governor of Saint Pierre and Miquelon before his retirement in 1789, and agent ordered by Germain to kill Francois de la Serre. Main antagonist of Sequence 3.
- Le Roi des Thunes: The slang title held by the leader of the Cour des Miracles, a Parisian counter-society devoted to criminals, beggars and thieves and agent ordered by Germain to kill Francois de la Serre. Main antagonist of Sequence 4.
- Francois de la Serre: Grand Master of the Parisian Rite of the Templar Order and ally to the French Assassins, murdered by Germain's agents and replaced by Germain himself.
- Chrétien Lafrenière: De La Serre's must trusted man and leader of a second faction of Templars who deserted after Germain took over. He is the central antagonist in Sequence 5, but it is later revealed that he was not an enemy after his assassination.
- Captain Frédéric Rouille: A French Army captain who was leading figure in the September Massacres of 1792. Main antagonist of Sequence 8.
- Marie Lévesque: A French merchant and supporter of Germain. She hoarded food, causing the people of Paris to grow hungry and increasingly riotous. Main antagonist of Sequence 9.
- Louis-Michel le Peletier: A French politician and responsible for casting the final vote that condemned King Louis XVI to death. Main antagonist in Sequence 10.
- Aloys la Touche: A former tax assessor and enforcer of the Roi des Thunes at the Cour des Miracles who oversee his Reign of Terror in Versailles. An antagonist of Sequence 9.
- Maximilien de Robespierre: A politician, lawyer and is known to have abolished slavery in France. General main antagonist of the game's Cooperative Missions and secondary antagonist of the main game.
- Élise de la Serre: Francois de la Serre's daughter, who sought to kill Germain as revenge for murdering her father, serving as the anti-heroic deuteragonist, and Arno Dorian's adoptive sister and love interest.
- Madame Flavigny: A member of the Parisian Rite of the Templar Order active during the French Revolution. She was working for fellow Templar Marie Lévesque, attacking the food convoys intended for Paris' markets.
- General Marcourt: A French general active during the French Revolution.
- Jacques Roux: A radical Roman Catholic priest. He was the ally of Templar Order.
- Duchesneau: A minor Templar criminal who sought to gain Germain's recognition.
- Arpinon: An accomplice of Duchesneau.
- Denis Molinier: A Templar alchemist in charge of the hunt for Nicolas Flamel's laboratory.
- The Crimson Rose: British noble and member of De La Serre's crushed faction, who worked with other Templar nobles to defend themselves against Germain's faction and the Revolution.
- Comte de Choisy: Crimson Rose's lieutenant.
- Jean Gilbert: National guardsman and the man responsible for Marie Antoinette's imprisonment and the fall of her escape plot.. Due to the involvement of Mirabeau's friends in the plot, the Assassins suspected Gilbert would try to implicate Mirabeau in the plot, and killed him.
British Templars (First Anglo-Afghan War) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India)
- Sir William Sleeman: A British soldier and administrator in British India, as well as a Master Templar of the British Rite of the Templar Order.
- Sir Alexander Burnes: A Scottish traveller, explorer who took part in The Great Game and Sleeman's right-hand man
British Templars (Victorian Era) (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate)
- Crawford Starrick: The owner of Starrick Industries and Grand Master of the British Rite of the Templar Order during the Industrial Revolution. Controlled London by carefully choosing seven templars to rule each of the city's infrastructure, until he was killed by the Frye twins. He is the primary antagonist of the game.
- Lucy Thorne: Starrick's second-in command and Templar's occult expert. After the death of fellow templar Pearl Attaway, Lucy relentlessly hunted down the Frye twins in search of retribution, only to be assassinated by Evie Frye.
- Maxwell Roth: Roth was actually only an associate of the templars, but he was essential in keeping the city running in templar powers. Roth was the criminally-insane mastermind behind the city's underworld, and the leader of the Blighter gang, until his eventual death by the hands of Jacob Frye. Main antagonist of Sequence 8.
- General James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan: A general in the British Army and politician, controlled the political field of the city. Brudenell attempted to murder the Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, but was instead stabbed to death by Jacob. Main antagonist of Sequence 7.
- Philip Twopenny: The Governor of the Bank of England, controlled the financial institutions of the city. During an attempt to steal a prized painting of his own bank, Jacob took him by surprised and sliced his throat. Main antagonist of Sequence 6.
- Pearl Attaway: The owner of Attaway Transport and Starrick's cousin, controlled the transport network of the city. Pearl proposed a partnership to Jacob because she wanted to eliminate all competition. After Jacob found out that Pearl was fooling him in order to murder him, Jacob killed her. Main antagonist of Sequence 5.
- Malcolm Millner: A British businessman active in the 19th century and owner of the Millner Company. He killed by Jacob. An antagonist of Sequence 5.
- Doctor John Elliotson: An English author, teacher and physician who controlled the medicinal field of the city, although killing patients in the process to prove several of his theories of the human organism. Elliotson was killed by Jacob in the doctor's Asylum. Main antagonist of Sequence 4.
- Sir David Brewster: A Scottish scientist who controlled the scientific field of the city. Brewster was killed by Evie Frye, and told Evie that Lucy Thorne had already found another Piece of Eden. Main antagonist of Sequence 2.
- Rupert Ferris: The owner of Ferris Ironworks who controlled the factories of the city with and iron fist. Ferris was killed by Jacob Frye, after he abused more of his workers. Main antagonist of Sequence 1.
- Brinley Ellsworth: Member who operates in London and a government official of the British Indies Company and main antagonist of The Last Maharajah missions pack. He coordinated an attempt to kill Duleep Singh in order to prevent him from inspiring an uprising.
- Rexford Kaylock: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of Whitechapel in London around 1868. Main antagonist of Sequence 3.
- Edith Swinebourne: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of River Thames in London around 1868.
- Lilla Graves: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of Westminster in London around 1868.
- Victor Lynch: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of The Strand in London around 1868.
- Octavia Plumb: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of Southwark in London around 1868.
- Cletus Strain: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of Lambeth in London around 1868.
- Bloody Nora: The gang leader of The Blighters that controlled the area of City of London in London around 1868.
German Templars (World War I) (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate)
- Master Spy: A Sage who ran a spy network on behalf of the German government while also establishing a localized cult in service of Juno.
Russian Templars (Russian Revolution) (Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia)
- Yakov Yurovsky: An Old Bolshevik best known as the chief executioner of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, his family, and four retainers on the night of July 16, 1918.
21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)
- Alan Rikkin: Chief Executive Officer of Abstergo Industries
- Lucy Stillman: Scientist at Abstergo's lab in Rome, Italy and spy within the Assassin Order and the modern day main antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
- Doctor Warren Vidic: Scientist at Abstergo in general, inventor of the Animus device and the main antagonist of the Assassin's Creed series until Assassin's Creed III.
- Daniel Cross: Test Subject in the Animus, Templar spy within the Assassin's Creed and protagonist of the Assassin's Creed comic series, then the secondary antagonist in Assassin's Creed III's present-day timeline.
- Laetitia England: Supporter of Abstergo Entertainment's attempts at searching the genetic memories of Edward Kenway to find "the Observatory". She is hated by her Templar members.
- Juhani Otso Berg: the multiplayer protagonist in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations and later serves as arguably the main antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Rogue's present-day story and Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, working as an agent within Abstergo.
- Melanie Lemay: The Chief Creative Officer of Abstergo Entertainment, a subsidiary of Abstergo Industries and the Sample 17 Project Supervisor.
- Violet da Costa: An Abstergo Industries operative working alongside Juhani Otso Berg. She is secretly a member of the Instruments of the First Will, a pagan cult which worships Isu beings, so as to be allowed to live in the Grey, a post-mortern paradise. She is the secondary antagonist of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's modern day story.
- Doctor Álvaro Gramática: A Research executive in the Future Technology division of Abstergo Industries and the director of the Phoenix Project, an attempt at reviving the Isu race.
- Isabelle Ardant: An Operations executive in the Historical Research division of Abstergo Industries who were tasked with finding a Shroud of Eden. She was killed by Shaun Hastings.
Members appear in other media
- Smenkhkare: A Pharaoh of Egypt during the Amarna Period and the founder of the Order of the Ancients.
- Raia: A member of the Order of the Ancients during the mid-1st century BCE who hired the mercenary Bion to eradicate the Medjay bloodline. He was killed by Medjay Bayek in his own home.
- Theotimos: An old scholar and historian of the Library of Alexandria and a member of the Order of the Ancients who was considered one of the greatest orator and sharpest mind of the Order.
- Augustus: The founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BCE until his death.
- Caïus Fulvus Vultur: A Roman Senator who kill Assassin Aquilus's father Lucius and steal the Ankh.
- Faustinus: The bishop of Lugdunum and the ally of Templar.
- King Arthur Pendragon: A legendary British leader who led the defense of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.
- Offa of Mercia: The King of Mercia, reigning from 757 until his death.
- Charlemagne: The King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and from 800 the Emperor of the Carolingian Empire, which would eventually be succeeded by the Holy Roman Empire. He was also a leader of the Order of the Ancients.
- Louis II of Italy: The King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor from 844 until his death, co-ruling with his father Lothair I at first until 855. He was also, like his great-grandfather Charlemagne, a leader of the Order of the Ancients.
- Æthelred I, King of Wessex: The King of Wessex from 865 until his death. He was also the Grand Maegester of the Order of the Ancients, a position he inherited from his father, King Æthelwulf.
- Æthelwulf, King of Wessex: The King of Wessex from 839 to 858. The son of King Ecgberht, Æthelwulf became a member of the Order of the Ancients, eventually rising to the position of Grand Maegester.
- Ælla of Northumbria: The King of Northumbria from 866 until his death in 867.
- Lerion: An ealdorman from the House of Wuffingas who sought to claim the throne of Mercia from King Burgred during the 9th century.
- Li Linfu: A chancellor for nineteen years (734 – 753) during the reign of Emperor Xuanzong his term in office was the longest in that emperor's reign. In secret, he led the Golden Turtles, a branch of the Order of the Ancients which manipulated the court from behind-the-scenes, until Yang Guozhong took over.
- Yang Guozhong: An official of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, serving as a chancellor late in the reign of Emperor Xuanzong, and leader of "Golden Turtle Bag" faction of Order of the Ancients.
- An Lushan: A general in the Tang dynasty who rebelled against Emperor Xuanzong, and leader of "Yeluohe" faction of Order of the Ancient. During the war, he established himself as self-proclaimed Emperor of the newly formed state, Yan.
- Yan Zhuang: A Chinese official and spy within Yeluohe during the dispute between Golden Turtle Bag and Yeluohe.
- Gao Lishi: A Tang eunuch and official who served during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and Emperor Xuanzong.
- Bian Lingcheng: An eunuch at the court of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
- Shi Siming: A Turkic general in the Yeluohe army and a childhood friend of the jiedushi An Lushan.
- Gao Miao: A lieutenant general of the Yeluohe.
- Li Qincou: A lieutenant general of the Yeluohe.
- Sun Xiaozhe: A Khitan lieutenant general of the Yeluohe who was present at An Lushan's declaration of war before the gates of Fanyang in late 755.
- Harald Bluetooth: A King of Denmark and Norway who was somehow in possession of one of the prongs of the Trident of Eden.
- Möngke Khan: The fourth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, ruling from July 1, 1251 to August 11, 1259.
- Asutai: A prince of the Mongol Empire and the fourth son the Great Khan Möngke.
- Bayan: A warrior of the Buryat tribe serving as a commander for the Mongol Empire and its Great Khan, Möngke, during the 13th century. Following the death of the Khan, his son, Asutai, recruited Bayan both as a Keshig part of the Imperial Guard.
- Leila: A Templar agent operating in Egypt.
- Philip III of Burgundy: The Duke of Burgundy from 1419 to his death who fought against Charles VII during the Hundred Years' War and captured Jeanne d'Arc.
- Georges de la Trémoille: The Count of Guînes from 1398 to his death who was an opponent of Jeanne d'Arc.
- John, Duke of Bedford: The son of Henry IV of England and regent in France to his nephew Henry VI who had Jeanne d'Arc tried and executed in 1431 during the Hundred Years' War.
- Pierre Cauchon: The Bishop of Beauvais from 1420 to 1432 who was one of the men responsible for the execution of Jeanne d'Arc, though Jeanne had in fact been replaced with the maid Fleur by the Assassins.
- Jean d'Estivet: A canon of Beauvais during the Hundred Years' War who played an important part in the trial of Jeanne d'Arc.
- John II of Alençon: A Duke of Alençon during the Hundred Years' War. He was a French Assassin novice who was trained alongside Jeanne d'Arc and Gabriel Laxart but eventually joined the Templar Order after the Brotherhood left Jeanne to be executed. Unknown to him and Laxart, the Assassins had in fact secretly saved the young woman.
- John II of Luxembourg: A French nobleman and soldier during the Hundred Years' War who sold Jeanne d'Arc to the English.
- Carlo Visconti: A government secretary in Milan's Council of Justice, one third of the group of that assassinated Galeazzo Maria Sforza
- Gerolamo Olgiati: A Milanese government official who participated in the assassination of Galeazzo Maria Sforza alongside his co-conspirators, Giovanni Andrea Lampugnani and Carlo Visconti.
- Giovanni Andrea Lampugnani: A member of Milanese nobility, one of the assassins of Galeazzo Maria Sforza.
- Juan Borgia the Younger: The second Duke of Gandia, and the first son of Rodrigo Borgia – the Grand Master of the Templar Order of the Italian Templars – and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was killed by Fiora Cavazza who was hired by Cesare Borgia. Cesare had realized that his life as a Cardinal would lead nowhere, and that if he wanted to gain power.
- Dei Petrucci: A member of the Templar Order, active in Italy during the 16th century.
- Alessandro Valignano: An Italian Jesuit missionary who helped supervise the introduction of Catholicism in the Far East, most specifically in Japan.
- Francis Xavier: A Roman Catholic missionary who set his sights on Japan, seeing an opportunity to spread both Christianity and Templar influence on the island.
- Uesugi Kenshin: One of the most powerful daimyōs who ruled the Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan.
- Mochizuki Chiyome: A noblewoman who lived during Japan's Sengoku period. She was credited with creating an all-female group of ninja, named kunoichi, for her uncle-in-law, Takeda Shingen.
- Reverend Samuel Parris: A Puritan minister in Salem who play an important part in the witch trials in the town from 1692 to 1693 as an accuser of witches.
- William Stoughton: A colonial magistrate and administrator in Massachusetts Bay.
- Henry Spencer, Esquire: A member of the East India Company's Court of Directors during the Golden Age of Piracy who personally effected the defection of Assassin Duncan Walpole to the Order.
- Tom Cobleigh: A wealthy English merchant from the Cobleigh family of Bristol and a Templar affiliate
- Julian: An associate of Tom Cobleigh and a Templar affiliate.
- Wilson: The manservant to Matthew Hague
- Sir Aubrey Hague: An executive in the East India Company and the father of Matthew Hague
- Matthew Hague: The son of the Templar Sir Aubrey Hague, an executive of the East India Company. He was not a member of Templar.
- Emmett Scott: A tea merchant in Bristol, the father to Caroline Scott and the father-in-law of the pirate Edward Kenway.
- Juan Vedomir: A Spanish businessman in Altea and Templar turncoat who was killed by Haytham Kenway.
- Frederick Weatherall: A member of Templar Order and a former lover of Julie de la Serre.
- Jean Burnel: A young member who who was loyal to the de la Serre family due to his infatuation with Élise de la Serre.
- Jean-Jacques Calvert: A member who was loyal to the de la Serre family.
- Comte de Choisy: A French aristocrat who was loyal to the de la Serre family.
- Le Fanu: A member who was loyal to the de la Serre family.
- Marquis de Kilmister: A French aristocrat who was loyal to the de la Serre family.
- Marquis de Simonon: A French aristocrat who was loyal to the de la Serre family.
- Jean-Louis Villatte: A Haitian mulatto general who tried to take advantage of the power vacuum that existed in revolutionary Haiti and declared himself governor in early 1801.
- Solomon Bolden: A Templar agent active during the early 19th century
- Tavis Olier: The Black Cross of the Templar Order during the late 18th century, until his imprisonment by the Ottoman Empire.
- Jan van der Graff: A Flemish agent officially sent by French Emperor Napoleon I to acquire textiles in Libya and active during the early 19th century.
- General Francis Cotton: A general in the British Army who find the Koh-i-Noor diamond and kill Maharajah Ranjit Singh.
- Colonel Walter Lavelle: A British Army colonel.
- Tjinder Dani: An Indian Templar, who was making plans to establish a Templar outpost in Amritsar in 1860.
- William Magear Tweed: An American politician most notable for being the Boss of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. He was also the Grand Master of the American Rite of the Templar Order.
- Cudgel Cormac: A member active in the 19th century New York City and the grandson of Shay Cormac, a famous Assassin hunter.
- Richard Barrett Connolly: An Irish-born American politician and member of the Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State.
- Peter Barr Sweeny: An American politician and lawyer who was a member of the Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State.
- Abraham Oakey Hall: An American politician, lawyer and writer who served as Mayor of New York City from 1869 to 1872 as a Republican.
- Charles W. Sandford: An American general, lawyer and businessman.
- Director Cavanagh: A director of the Metropolitan Railway of London and formerly a Corporal in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War.
- Marchant: a British member working for Cavanagh and the manager on the construction site of the Londonian underground railway in 1862.
- Robert Waugh: A photographer involved in the pornographic industry.
- Alice: A field agent of the American Rite of the Templar Order who assassinated Horace Greeley.
- Tsar Alexander III: The Tsar of Russia from March 13, 1881, until his death in November 1, 1894. He was not a member of Templar.
- Grigori Rasputin: A Russian mystic and covert Templar agent assigned to infiltrate the Russian Royal House and become close to Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
- Dolinsky: A member who was captured and interrogated by the Russian Assassins in 1908.
- Erich Albert: A high ranking German general during World War I.
- Sun Yat-sen: A Chinese revolutionary and politician who led the Xinhai Revolution. He served as the Provisional President of the Republic of China in 1912, and co-founded the Kuomintang after the revolution, serving as its first leader. He also was a Grand Master of the Shanghai Rite of the Templar Order
- Yuri Dolinsky: a Russian Templar who betrayed his Order and the son of Dolinsky.
- Ferris: A member active in the early 20th century.
- Albert Bolden: A Templar agent active during the early 20th century.
- Thaddeus Gift: A Grand Master of the British Rite of the Templar Order and the father of Darius Gift who was betrayed the Order.
- Darius Gift: A British member who was sent to Shanghai to make contact with the Templar Rite in the city.
- Coxworth: A Master Templar, serving under Grand Master Stirling Fessenden as overseer of the Americans and British in the Shanghai International Concession.
- Joffre: A Master Templar, serving under Grand Master Stirling Fessenden as overseer of the Shanghai French Concession.
- Tatsumi: A Master Templar, serving under Grand Master Stirling Fessenden as overseer of the Japanese population in the Hongkew District.
- Stirling Fessenden: An American lawyer who practised in Shanghai and Grand Master of the Shanghai Rite of the Templar Order.He served as chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1923 to 1929 and later as Secretary-General of the Council from 1929 to 1939.
- Rufus Grosvenor: A high-ranking Templar during the Spanish Civil War who was obsessed with the Koh-i-Noor and seeked to recover it for his masters and unleash its powers.
- Obergruppenführer Gero Kramer: A Schutzstaffel General in Nazi Germany who operated "Uranprojekt" project to aimed at developing the atomic weapon for the Third Reich.
- John von Neumann: A Hungarian-American mathemetician, physicist and computer scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.
- William King Harvey: The director of the Central Intelligence Agency who founded the Bloodstone Unit in the Assassin Brotherhood led by Boris Pash. After secretly defecting to the Templar Order, he performed as a double agent within the brotherhood.
- Rebecca Crane noted that both the Assassins and the Templars had existed since before the formation of the Hashshashin and Order of the Knights Templar respectively, and queried what the two organizations called themselves beforehand.
- In real history, the demonym "Templar" was derived from the order's official name Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, with the Temple of Solomon referring to their base, the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
- Historically, after the fall of Acre at 1291, the Templars became bankers rather than actual knights. In fact, it was their banking business that led King Philip IV of France to force Clement V to disband the order and take its wealth for the failing economy of Philip's Kingdom.
Cult of Kosmos (Peloponnesian War)
Aspasia | Deimos | Kleon | Pausanias of Sparta | Exekias | Iokaste | The Hydra | Polemon | Nyx | Elpenor | Sotera | The Master | Hermippos | Midas | Epiktetos | The Centaur of Euboea | The Chimera | The Silver Griffin | Machaon | Brison | Podarkes | Rhexenor | Iobates | Kodros | Pallas | Deianeira | Belos | Swordfish | Okytos | Melite | Harpalos | Zoisme | Diona | Chrysis | The Mytilenian Shark | Melanthos | The Octopus | Sokos | Asterion | Skylax | The Monger | Lagos | Kallias | Silanos
Achaemenid Empire / Greek City-States: Amorges | Gergis | The Immortals | Artazostre | Dimokrates | Gaspar | Harpagos | Pithias | Phila | Augos | Megakreon | Nestor | Sophos | Nestor | Pactyas | Nestor | Akantha | Bubares | Echion | Konon | Phratagounè | Timosa
Knight Templars (Crusades)
Rodrigo Borgia | Ludovico Orsi | Checco Orsi | Jacopo de' Pazzi | Uberto Alberti | Francesco de' Pazzi | Vieri de' Pazzi | Antonio Maffei | Stefano da Bagnone | Bernardo Baroncelli | Francesco Salviati | Emilio Barbarigo | Marco Barbarigo | Carlo Grimaldi | 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
Tomás de Torquemada | Ojeda | Ramirez
Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire)
Chinese Templars (Ming Dynasty)
Zhang Yong | Qiu Ju | Wei Bin | Yu Dayong | Ma Yongcheng | Gao Feng
Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans)
Madeleine de L'Isle | Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer | George Davidson | Diego Vázquez | Antonio de Ulloa
Georgian and Colonial Era: Reginald Birch | Edward Braddock | Lawrence Washington | Samuel Smith | James Wardrop
Radical faction: Francois-Thomas Germain | Charles Gabriel Sivert | Le Roi des Thunes | Frédéric Rouille | Marie Lévesque | Louis-Michel le Peletier | Aloys la Touche | Flavigny | Marcourt | Maximilien de Robespierre | Jean Gilbert | Denis Molinier | Duchesneau | Arpinon
Russian Templars (Russian Revolution)
21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)
Jack the Ripper