3. Catherina Sforza
Caterina Sforza was a woman of power and influence in the Italian Renaissance, quite a feat in what was a male-dominated world at the time. And the Assassin’s Creed character based on the historical Catherine surely is one of the best featured in the series to date, and also becomes a trusty ally for Assassin’s Creed protagonist Ezio Auditore in his quest for the mysterious Apple of Eden.
Ezio and Caterina (who is arguably one of the sexiest female characters in a video game to date too) hit it off in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood before the Borgias attack and Caterina is captured, but she remains defiant in the face of adversity… And it surely is nice to see Assassin’s Creed featuring strong female characters like Caterina, making playing through both Assassin’s Creed II and its superb follow-up Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and even more fun experience.