Game: Assassin's Creed

Desmond Miles' lethal ancestry started with Assassin's Creed, and though he only had a short time to himself with players until the indomitable Ezio stole the show, he's still more than worthy of a mention since his attitude, personality, and appearance project the cold demeanor we'd expect from a killer. The steeliness of the original game exists in stark contrast to the later games in the series, and Altair is still as cool as he ever was. Desmond has grown into his own abilities, we'll give him that, but we've got to give credit where credit is due, and Altair is awesome.