Top Personalities in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Historical Characters Trailer


It is clear that part of the joy of playing an Assassin’s Creed game is getting to interact with colourful historical personalities like the villain Rodrigo Borgia in Assassin’s Creed II or the scheming general Napoleon Bonaparte in last year’s Unity. And now that Ubisoft is gearing up to release Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, they’ve released a new trailer showcasing the characters gamers will get to meet in the game’s 19th century London. Here follows a list of the top personalities in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Historical Characters Trailer.

Alexander Graham Bell


Although the 19th century inventor is renowned for dreaming up the rather handy device known as the telephone, it seems that in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate he’ll be providing weapons to the assassin duo of Jacob and Evie Frye. Like that powerful stun bomb seen in the trailer that can knock out many opponents at once.

So Bell will be assuming a similar role to Leonardo Da Vinci in Assassin’s Creed II, who helped Ezio Auditore perfect his hidden blade and provided the Italian assassin with other weapons too. And if Graham Bell is as good a character in Syndicate as the renaissance inventor was in Assassin’s Creed II, then fans of the series are surely in for a treat…

Charles Darwin

assassins-creed-trailer-charles-darwinOf all the scientific theories put forth to date, Evolution has been one of the most controversial, and bearded scientist Charles Darwin is heard complaining in the trailer about people “challenging his ideas”. And it seems one way in which protagonists Jacob and Evie will be aiding poor old Darwin will be by removing posters mocking the scientist from London’s streets, a gameplay idea seen in earlier Assassin’s Creed games (which had the effect of reducing one’s notoriety level like in the GTA games).

Naturalist Darwin is also seen in his lab with all sorts of flasks and bottles on a table, meaning that perhaps he might be offering useful potions to our heroes to help them in their fight against the Templar Order.

Karl Marx

assassins-creed-trailer-karl-marxGiven that one of the central ideas of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is revolution, it makes sense that at some point the twin assassins Jacob and Evie get to meet revolutionary thinker Karl Marx, who was living in London at the time. Although Evie appears a bit two eager to associate with the bearded Karl Marx in the trailer – Marx was the father of communism after all, which some would argue did not make the world a better place at all…

But still, protagonist Arno Dorian of Assassin’s Creed Unity got to hang around with a rebellious type like the Marquis de Sade, and it is clear that worker’s conditions in post-industrial London clearly were not the best. So a little revolutionary fervour with the idea of propping up the poor and oppressed might not be that bad an idea after all…

Queen Victoria

assassins-creed-trailer-queen-victoriaGiven that Jacob and Evie join the Assassin Order in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate with the idea of ending oppression in 19th century London, it seems odd that they would side with Queen Victoria at some point in this latest Creed game. After all, Queen Victoria was the world’s most powerful monarch at the time, reigning over an empire and enjoying untold privileges – even the time period in which the game take’s place is named after her.

Maybe she’s worried about the nefarious Templar threat and the desire of the Templar Order to grab absolute power (although the Assassins are not much better in this regard either…). So perhaps one of the joys of playing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be discovering what the queen’s role in the story is, and hopefully Ubisoft will deliver with this latest instalment of the series and make up for last year’s botched Unity…