The world of the Assassin's Creed games are dark and moody and while they may align themselves with history there's no shortage of otherworldly killers on both sides of the Assassin, Templar war. We take a look at some of the most dominant Assassins in the series. Not only the ancestors of Desmond but also the Assassins they recruited to help the cause.

With the public getting their first look at Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag today they're going to get a fresh batch of Assassins and Templar to fight along side and against. Edward Kenway may be the accidental Assassin but the pirate world around him is already very aware of the secret struggle. We meet established Assassins living in secret very early in the game and just how far the order has reached in the Americas.

Check out the most dominate Assassins from the Assassin's Creed series and its comic book companions; From Altair to Ezio and Aveline to Adewale.

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