Last words in Assassin's Creed series games

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Following is a collection of last words spoken by characters in all Assassin's Creed series games.

Quotes[edit]

Assassin's Creed[edit]

  • Ah, but he thinks I act alone. I am but a piece. A man with a part to play. You'll come to know the others soon enough...they won't take kindly to what you've done. [Altair: Good, I look forward to ending their lives as well.] Such pride...it will destroy you child.
    • Who: Tamir the Merchant
    • Notes: Altair, the main character and member of the Assassin Order, was ordered to assassinate Tamir the Merchant, a black marketer and secret member of the Knight Templar, for his ruthless ways on his subjects. Altair killed him while he was inspecting the works of his subjects.
  • It's not what I believe...it's what I know.
    • Who: Garnier De Naplouse
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate De Naplouse, Grand Master of the Knight Hospitalier and secret member of the Knight Templars, for his experiments on sick people in his hospital. Garnier himself believed that his work was noble, and dying explaining as such.
  • Wall off your mind, eh? They say it’s what your kind do best. Do you see the irony in all this? No, not yet, it seems. But you will...
    • Who: Tal'al the Slave Trader
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate Tal'al, a slave trader and in secret a member of the Templars. After a fight with his guards and an extended chase through the city of Jerusalem, Altair was able to kill him. Like any other of the Templars, he believed in the righteousness of his cause, and mocked Altair for his refusal to see it.
  • You cannot stop us. We will have...our new world.
    • Who: Abul Nu'qoud
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate Abul Nu'qoud, a man of nobility, the richest man of Damascus and a secret member of the Templars. Altair met Abul during one of his parties. There, Abul blamed the guests for the war against Crusaders, turning the party into a massacre via poisoned wine and then having his archers shoot the survivors. Altair goes after him and eventually kills him. Abul Nu'quod is the first to give Altair a clue to the Templars' plan.
  • We’ll see how sweet they are, the fruits of your labors. You do not free the cities as you believe, but rather damn them! And in the end, you’ll have only yourself to blame...you, who speak of good intentions.
    • Who: William of Montferrat
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate William of Montferrat, regent lord of Acre and a secret member of the Templars. William was training his soldiers in his command to be the perfect soldiers in the Templars' plan of world domination and disciplined them and civilians with threats and executions in order to overthrow Richard the Lionheart. Altair assassinated him after he had inspected his troops - and during which he had executed two civilians for theft. William believed that he did only good for the people of Acre, that he planned to overthrow Richard and that hard discipline was the only way to claim the city to them.
  • And what is that?
    • Who: Majd' Addin
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate Majd' Addin, regent lord of Jerusalem and secret member of the Templars. Majd' Addin was arguably the most sadistic of the Templars, boasting to Altair of the joy he took in his subjects' fear and the power he gained as a result. Altair says that he once had the same thoughts but now he knows what happens to people with such thoughts. Majd Addin asks what and Altair responds by stabbing him in the throat.
  • Is it not ancient scrolls that inspire the Crusaders? That fill Saladin and his men with a sense of righteous fury? Their texts endanger others, bring death in their wake. I too, was making a small sacrifice. It matters little now: your deed is done...and so am I.
    • Who: Jubair al Hakim
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate Jubair al Hakim, Head of the Illuminated, the chief scholar of Damascus and secret member of the Templars. Jubair and his followers burned many books and scrolls around the city of Damascus, believing that they were the source of evil like war and genocide. Altair hunted him down, killing some of his followers during the hunt, and killed him as he gathered more books.
  • I followed my orders, believing in my cause...same as you.
    • Who: Sibrand
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate Sibrand, Grand Master of the Knights Teutonic and secret member of the Templars. After he had heard of Altair's successes, Sibrand became extremely paranoid and killed anyone who looked remotely like an assassin. Altair follows him to his ship and attacks and kills him. The dying Sibrand claimed that there was no God or afterlife, and told Altair of the Templars' plan to blockade the seas of the Holy Lands in order to stop reinforcements to Richard's army, in order to save the people of Holy Lands from the tyranny of faith.
  • Ironic, isn't it? That I, your greatest enemy kept you safe from harm. But now you've taken my life...and in the process, ended your own!
    • Who: Robert de Sable
    • Notes: Altair was ordered to assassinate De Sable, Grand Master of the Knights Templar and the mastermind of their plans. Robert de Sable had convinced Richard to make an alliance with Saladin in order to destroy the assassins, and Altair was sent to stop him. Mortally wounded in a duel with Altair, the dying Robert told him that his master Al Mualim, Grand Master of the Assassins, was secretly a member of the Templars as well and had used Altair as a pawn to get rid of the other Templars so he could use the power of the Piece of Eden to rule the Holy Lands alone.
  • Destroy it! Destroy it as you said you would! [Altair: I... I can't!] Yes you can, Altair... but you won't.
    • Who: Al Mualim
    • Notes: After having learned the truth from Robert de Sable, Altair went back to the assassin fortress, only to find that Al Mualim had used the Piece of Eden to seize control of the Assassins' minds. Altair found Al Mualim and challenged him to a duel; despite Al Mualim's skills and the power of the Piece of Eden, Altair was able to overcome and mortally wound him. Altair then vowed to destroy the Piece of Eden once and for all, but upon seeing it in action, couldn't bring himself to do so - much to the dying Al Mualim's amusement.

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Assassin's Creed II[edit]

  • You are the traitor, Uberto- and one of them! You may take our lives this day, but we will have yours in return. I swear we will!
    • Who: Giovanni Auditore
    • Notes: Wrongfully accused by Uberto alongside Ezio's brothers, he is killed in a public hanging, but proclaims that the Auditore family will seek its revenge against Uberto before dying.
  • You would have done the same, to save the ones you love... [Ezio: I would, and I have...]
    • Who: Uberto Alberti
    • Notes: Said after Ezio has impaled him several times with his hidden blade. He had executed Ezio's father and brothers, whom Ezio sought vengeance for.
  • I'm sorry, were you hoping for a confession?
    • Who: Vieri de' Pazzi
    • Notes: Said after Ezio demands to know what his allies were planning.
  • It's over...it's all over...
    • Who: Francesco de' Pazzi
    • Notes: Said after being stabbed by Ezio while trying to flee from him.
  • Away with you, demon! [Ezio: Have some respect for death, my friend.] I'll show you respect! [Ezio: [interrupts] No, I will. Che tu possa alfine trovare riposo nel corpo e nella mente. Requiescat in Pace.]
    • Who: Antonio Maffei
    • Notes: Said after being stabbed by Ezio, after shooting arrows at random people, calling them demons.
  • Now I will see who was right... [Ezio: Where is Jacopo?] Nothing to fear I suppose...they meet in the shadow of the Roman Gods...
    • Who: Stefano da Bagnone
    • Notes: Character feared retribution of his co-conspirators. But, since he was dying, he gave their location to Ezio.
  • I knew you would come... [Ezio: Where is Jacopo?] So you could do to him what you've done to me? [Ezio: There's still time for you to clear your conscience.] We gather at the church when a meeting is called.
    • Who: Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli
    • Notes: Character was paranoid of Ezio and was trying to stay safe. After being stabbed, he tells Ezio about the meetings at the church and dies.
  • [Ezio: Where is Jacopo?] He knows you come for him...emerging only in darkness to meet with the others... [Ezio: That answers when... Now tell me where?]
    • Who: Francesco Salviati
    • Notes: Francesco dies of his wounds before he can answer Ezio.
  • Progress demands sacrifice.
    • Who: Emilio Barbarigo
    • Notes: Character wanted to rule Venice and also helped kill Jacopo. He is killed after being informed Ezio is in Venice. He says he only wanted order, but Ezio says it was "at too great a cost".
  • We kill thinking it's best for us, do we not, Messer Ezio? [Ezio: I do this not for myself. Compio questo sacrificio per il bene superiore. Requiescat in Pace.]
    • Who: Carlo Grimaldi
    • Notes: Said after Ezio notes that it takes on assassin to kill another, Carlo having just killed Doge Mocenigo.
  • No, it's too soon. I'm not ready.
    • Who: Marco Barbarigo
    • Notes: Said after being shot by Ezio, about his death. Ezio replies with "We rarely are".
  • I'll never tell.
    • Who: Silvio Barbarigo Il Rosso
    • Notes: Said when Ezio demands to know where he was meant to sail.
  • Cyprus is their destination. They want....they....want...
    • Who: Dante Moro
    • Notes: Character tells Ezio where he and Silvio were going to sail.
  • You can't! You can't! It's my destiny! MINE! I am the Prophet! [Ezio: You never were.] Get it over with then. [Ezio: No. Killing you won't bring my family back. I'm done.]
    • Who: Rodrigo Borgia
    • Notes: Said after Ezio defeats him in a fist fight and humiliates him by not only revealing that all his plots to achieve the power in the Vault were in vain, but also refusing to kill Rodrigo and put him out of his misery.

Assassin's Creed II - The Battle of Forlì[edit]

  • Caterina was a fool to send you. [Ezio: Or are you the fool, dying for a handful of change. Was it worth it?] More than you know... The Maestro gains his prize, because of me.
  • So... You have your prize again. [Ezio: Was it worth it? So much bloodshed?] A prize of such value, it will not remain yours for long.
    • Who: Checco Orsi

Assassin's Creed II - Bonfire of the Vanities[edit]

  • What have I done... What have I done... [Ezio: Your actions were not your own.] But they were! My own self-doubt let him hold me as he did. I am sorry.
    • Who: The Painter
  • [Ezio: You wear a noble's clothes. How is it Savonarola charmed you?] Wealth and power do not ensure contentment. I wanted even more...
  • I thought he preached the word of God. [Ezio: I fear his sermon is a lie.] I led my flock astray... it's just... I wanted so badly to believe...
    • Who: The Priest
  • I was a victim! It's not my fault! [Ezio: No. You made a choice.] He charmed me. With that... thing.
    • Who: The Nobleman
  • Is this truly who I was? So proud and cruel... [Ezio: No. Savonarola bewitched you.] Did he? Or was it that I tasted power and found myself intoxicated? I wish I had been strong.
    • Who: The Guard Captain
  • [Ezio: You would have let your own people starve! And for what?] Too long I suffered their insults. They called me simple and low-class... I wanted their respect.
    • Who: The Farmer
  • What... What have I done... [Ezio: You tried to force devotion.] Sometimes the people must be told what to think.
    • Who: The Merchant
  • You have spilled the blood of a healer. [Ezio: No. I have spilled the blood of a tyrant.] To command such power over the body, between this world and the next. It seems, I grew intoxicated.
    • Who: The Doctor
  • [Ezio: Your mind... I sense it is your own.] Not all of use required deception to be convinced. I already believed. All I said is true!
    • Who: The Preacher

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood[edit]

  • The things I have felt, seen and tasted. I do not regret a moment of it. [Ezio: A man of power must be contemptuous of delicacies.] But...I gave the people what they wanted. [Ezio: And now you pay for it. Il piacere immeritato si consuma da sé. Requiescat in Pace.]
  • I only wanted respect. [Ezio: Respect is earned, not inherited or purchased.] Perhaps you are right... I need more time... [Ezio: Che tu sia parte nella morte. Requiescat in Pace.]
    • Who: Octavian de Valois
  • I gave you everything, and yet it is never enough! [Lucrezia: Cesare! He intends to poison you!] You would not listen to reason. [Cesare: Father, do you not see? I control all of this. If I want to live, I live. If I want to take, I take! If I want you to die, you die!]
    • Who: Rodrigo Borgia
    • Notes: When Rodrigo realized his son, Cesare, was out of control and was responsible their downfall, Rodrigo attempted to poison him. He dies when Cesare forces the poisoned apple in his mouth.
  • The throne was mine! [Ezio: Wanting something does not make it your right.] What do you know? [Ezio: That a true leader empowers the people he rules.] I will lead mankind into a new world! [Ezio: Che nessuno ricordi il tuo nome. Requiescat in pace.] You cannot kill me. No man can murder me! [Ezio: Then I leave you in the hands of Fate.]
    • Who: Cesare Borgia
    • Notes: After saying this, Ezio decides to drop Cesare off of the castle wall, killing him.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Copernicus Conspiracy[edit]

  • [Ezio: Silencing the truth will not stop its spread.] People are lazy, they will believe what we tell them to believe. I have sent my best man to find Copernico. You are already too late.
    • Who: Master of the Sacred Palace

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance[edit]

  • You... an Assassin... the enemy of knowledge? [Ezio: One must choose to search for truth. Forcing it on others accomplishes little.] These lost people... warring kingdoms... I would have ended their suffering.
    • Who: Ercole Massimo

Assassin's Creed: Revelations[edit]

  • Well, the old hound still has a bite. [Ezio: The book you carry. Where is it?] Ah! Niccolò Polo's journal? This will do no good, not now. We have found one of the Masyaf keys already, and are closing in on the rest. [Ezio: What is in that library is not for you. Not the Templars.] Ah, you can have Altaïr's books, Ezio. We only want guidance. We only want directions... to the location of the Grand Temple. [Ezio: Grand Temple? Tell me more. Now! Requiescat in pace, bastardo.]
    • Who: Leandros
  • You put too much faith in the hearts of men, Altaïr. The Templars know the truth. Humans are weak, base, and petty. [Altaïr: No. Our Creed is evidence to the contrary.] Ah... perhaps I am not wise enough to understand, but I suspect the opposite. That I am too wise to believe such rubbish.
    • Who: Haras
  • Ah, what a bitter irony. Is this the result of Suleiman's investigation? [Ezio: You collude with the Sultan's enemies. What did you expect would come of such treachery?] I blame myself. Not for treason, but hubris. I was preparing an ambush. Preparing to strike the Byzantine Templars where they felt safest. [Ezio: What proof do you have of this?] [Tarik hands Ezio a letter] See here. This will lead you to the Byzantines in Cappadocia. Destroy them if you can. [Ezio: You have done well, Tarik. Forgive me.] Protect my homeland, Assassin. Allah ashkina, redeem the honor we have lost in this fight.
    • Who: Tarik Barleti
    • Notes: Because of Tarik's supicious behavior, and his deal with Manuel Palaiologos, Ezio believed him to be a Templar. Only after lethally wounding him did Ezio discover he was plotting to defeat the Byzantine Templars from the inside.
  • Before I executed your son, I told him you ordered it yourself. He died believing you had betrayed him.
    • Who: Swami
    • Notes: Swami was bragging to Altaïr about how he killed his youngest son, Sef. Enraged, Altaïr uses the Apple to force Swami to mutilate and kill himself.
  • Strength, Altaïr...
    • Who: Maria Thorpe
    • Notes: When she tried to stop Altaïr from murdering Swami, Swami stabbed her with his knife.
  • I can never forgive you, Altaïr. The lies you told about my family, my father. The humiliation I suffered. [Altaïr: They were not lies, Abbas. I was ten years old when your father came to see me. He was in tears, begging to be forgiven for betraying my family. Then he cut his own throat. I watched his life ebb away at my feet. I will never forget that image.] No... [Altaïr: But he was not a coward, Abbas. He reclaimed his honor.] I hope there is another life after this one. Then I will see him, and know the truth of his final days... And when it is your time, we will find you, and then there will be no doubts.
    • Who: Abbas Sofian
    • Notes: Abbas's father died by suicide. When Altaïr told Abbas the truth, the refused to accept it and developed an intense hatred for Altaïr. This eventually caused him to usurp Altaïr and murder Altaïr's son and his best friend.
  • Those ships are armed. They're waiting to stop your boat. You take care of them. We will clear the docks.
    • Who: Yusuf Tazim.
    • Notes: While Yusuf doesn't die immediatly after this, this is the last time Ezio sees him alive.
  • I should have been Constantine's successor. I had so many plans. [Ezio: Your dream dies with you, Manuel. Your empire is gone.] Ah, but I am not the only one with this vision, Assassin. The dream of our Order is universal. Ottoman, Byzantine... these are only labels. Costumes and facades. Beneath these trappings, all Templars are part of the same family. [Ezio: Enough prattling. I am here for the Masyaf Key.] Then take it. Take it and seek your fortune. See if you get within one hundred leagues of that library before one of us finishes you off.
  • Soldiers! Selim is not your master! You serve the Sultan! You carry out his command alone! Where is he? Where is our Sultan! [Selim: He stands before you, brother. Father made his choice.] Selim! Stop! Please! AH!

Assassin's Creed III[edit]

  • Why, Haytham? [Haytham: Your death opens a door. It's nothing personal. Well, maybe it is a LITTLE personal. You've been a pain in my arse, after all.] But we are brothers in arms. [Haytham: Once, perhaps. No longer. Do you think I've forgotten what you did? All those innocents slaughtered. And for what? It does not engender peace to cut your way to resolution.] Wrong. Were that we applied the sword more liberally and more often... The world would be a better place, than it is today. [Haytham: In this instance, I concur. Farewell, Edward.]
  • Ah, no. What have you done? [Connor: Ensured an end to your schemes. You sought to claim these lands for the Templars...] Aye. That we might PROTECT them! Do you think that good King George lies awake at night hoping that no harm comes to his native subjects? Or that the people of the city care one whit about them? Oh, sure, the colonists are happy to trade when they need food or shelter or a bit of extra padding for their armies. But when the walls of the city constrict - when there's crops that need soil - when there's... when there's no enemy to fight - we'll see how kind the people are then. [Connor: The colonists have no quarrel with the Iroquois.] Not yet. But they will. 'Tis the way of the world. In time, they'll turn. I... I could have stopped it. I could have saved you all... [Connor: You speak of salvation, but you were killing them.] Aye! Because they would not listen. And so... it seems... neither will you.
  • Why... Why did you do this? [Connor: To protect Adams and Hancock – and those they serve. You meant to kill them–] Kill them? Are you mad? I wanted only to parlay. There was so much to discuss. To explain... But you've put and end to that now. [Connor: If you speak true then I will carry your last words to them.] They must lay down their arms. They must stop this war! [Connor: Why them and not the Redcoats?] Do you not think we asked the same question of the British? These things take time. And it would have succeeded, had you let me play my part. [Connor: The part of the puppeteer.] Better we hold the strings than another. [Connor: No. The strings should be severed. All should be free.] And we should live forever on castles in the sky! You wield your blade like a man, but your mouth like a child! And more will die now... because of that...
  • Dammit. I thought I'd at least live to see another day. Shame. [Connor: I want answers. Why did Johnson try and buy my people's land? Why was Pitcairn targeting Adams and Hancock? What purpose would Washington's murder have served? Why does your order support the British?] How should I know? The Templars. Lee. The big man, Haytham. They 'as the money. They 'as the power. That's the reason I threw in with 'em. That's the ONLY reason. Sure, they 'ave some sort of vision, for the future too. I didn't give a damn about any of that. They can sing their songs about mankind and its troubles. They can make their plans and spring their traps, don't bother me none. They paid me so I said yes. Didn't bother to ask who or how or why. Didn't care. [Connor: You chose to side with men who would rob us of our humanity simply because it was more profitable?] Wot else is there? I'm not some blind fool who'd give up all I've got on principle. What IS principle anyway? Can ya bring it to the bank? Don't look at me like that. We're different, you and I! You're just some blind fool who's always chasin' butterflies. Where as I'm the type of guy who likes to have a beer in one hand and a titty in the other. Thing is, boy, I can have what I seek. Had it, even. You? Your hands will always be empty.
  • [Connor: Your reign over the Colonial coast has come to an end.] Is that why you hunted me? Because you thought me an enemy to the cause? You're every bit the fool I was told. [Connor: You brought pain and suffering upon innocent people for nothing but personal gain.] Pain. Suffering. I set them free. Weeded out the dissenters and empowered the Patriots. So what if I was named Admiral. The Revolution needs one and I was the best man for the job. The only man. If not for me, the Continental Navy would remain but a handful of rafts. For all your vision, you Assassins are blind to the truth. [Connor: Enough.] Wait! Let the Randolph die with me. Don't take her as a prize... please... Please. I want no quarter... Just to sink with my ship.
  • [Connor: Where are the supplies you stole?] Go to Hell. [Connor: I ask again: where are the supplies?] On the island yonder, awaiting pickup. But you've no right to it. It isn't yours. [Connor: No, not mine. Those supplies are meant for men and women who believe in something bigger than themselves. Who fight and die that one day they might be free from tyranny such as you.] Are these the same men and women who fight with muskets forged from British steel? Who bind their wounds with bandages sewn by British hands. How convenient for them. We do the work. They reap the rewards. [Connor: You spin a story to excuse your crimes. As though you're the innocent one and they the thieves.] It's all a matter of perspective. There is no single path through life that's right and fair and does no harm. Do you truly think the Crown has no cause? No right to feel betrayed? You should know better than this, dedicated as you are to fighting Templars - who themselves see their work as just. Think on that the next time you insist your work alone befits the greater good. Your enemy would beg to differ - and would not be without cause.
    • Who: Benjamin Church
    • Note: Character had betrayed both the Patriots and the Templars. Hatham Kenway teamed up with his son Connor to track Church down and kill him for his actions.
  • My passing wins you nothing, Ratonhnhaké:ton. Charles Lee rides to Monmouth to reveal the Patriots' plans. The Loyalists will destroy them. The revolution will be ended. The Crown victorious. Our people... safe.
    • Who: Kanen'tó:kon
  • Not so fast, mister Miles. In case you hadn't noticed, I'm the one calling the shots here. Now give me the Apple. [Desmond: You want it? Fine. Here it is.] Wait. No.
    • Who: Warren Vidic
  • Don't think I have any intention of caressing your cheek and saying I was wrong. I will not weep and wonder what might have been. I'm sure you understand. Still... I'm proud of you in a way. You've shown great conviction. Strength. Courage. All noble qualities. I should have killed you long ago.
    • Who: Haytham Kenway
  • Why do you persist? You put us down. We rise again. You end one plot - we forge another. You try so hard. But it always ends the same. Those who know you think you mad and this is why... Even those men you sought to save have turned their backs on you. Yet you fight. You resist. Why? [Connor: Because no one else will!]
  • Connor, if you are reading this, I have failed to say goodbye as I wanted, but the time never seemed appropriate. I leave this land and all of its resources to you. I trust you now know this place has become something of great significance. A community to serve as an example of what this would-be-nation could become. But the larger and stronger it grows, the more fragile and difficult to defend it becomes. I hope your friends who are birthing this infant country understand this truth. Your unwavering tenacity and honesty have burdened you with responsibility far greater than any one man should bear. But you, if anyone, are capable. You have given an old man hope that all is not lost, and for that I thank you. I ask that you lay my bones to rest on the hill overlooking the water, there is no other place on this earth I'd rather be. I am grateful to have met you, knowing you will guide this land and these people to a better future. Yours in brotherhood, Achilles.
    • Who: Achilles Davenport
    • Note: Character had passed away in his sleep, and the words were in a final letter to Connor.
  • You know it's true. It's already started, I need to do this now. So go! GO!
    • Who: Desmond Miles

Assassin's Creed III - The Tyranny of King Washington[edit]

  • You'll not succeed here!
    • Who: Kaniehtí:io
  • [Ratonhnhaké:ton: Oiá:ner.] Ratonhnhaké:ton. Arnold's men followed your trail back here. Your brothers fought well but there were too many. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: I thought the tea...] Gives strength, not immortality. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: It gives me life! I've never felt anything like it!] You must be careful. Respect the power of the tea, Ratonhnhaké:ton. Your mother was right to worry about the danger. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: I'm certain I can defeat anyone!] Good. First kill Arnold and stop the destruction here. Then kill Washington. You must succeed. Ratonhnhaké:ton. If not you...nobody.
    • Who: Oiá:ner (English - "Clan Mother")
  • [Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have waited a long time to end your treachery. You escaped me once, but today you die.] Who are you? What is happening? [Ratonhnhaké:ton: You know who I am.] I've never seen you before in my life! Washington's apple. He uses it to control men you... you have to believe me. I... I was not in my right mind. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: What you did at West Point was of no one's mind but yours.] West Point? I... I've never set foot in that fort in my life. Please. Washington, he's gone mad. You, you have to bring him down. He's no more a man but a monster. Find Benjamin Franklin in Boston. He can help you - but you have to, you have to free him. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: Free him from where? Where?]
  • I've done such horrible deeds. ... it's the scepter, but ... that's no excuse. Every man holds evil deep within. The apple just brought it out.
  • Ah. It is you. At last. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: Commander Washington. If you give up the Apple, I will let you live.] Give up the Apple? [Ratonhnhaké:ton: It controls you.] Is that what you believe? I believe I control it. Although I never considered the possibility that it could control someone. Perhaps it can. [Ratonhnhaké:ton: You have been corrupted by the Apple's power.] Corrupted? Well, that raises an interesting question: Do you wish me to give up the Apple in order to ... save my soul? ... Or do you wish the Apple for yourself, so you can control the nation? [Ratonhnhaké:ton: ... The true rulers are the people.] Let's not deceive ourselves. It's an absurd thought, but let's suppose that I were beholden to this Apple, how would you behave differently? [Ratonhnhaké:ton: I would use it for the good of everyone.] Possession of the Apple is both a burden and a blessing. Tell me, when you shake the earth, do you feel that you are a slave to the people? ... Or do you wish to be their master? [Ratonhnhaké:ton: People want you brought down.] But you didn't answer the question. I am the only King here.
    • Who: King Washington
  • Commander Washington. [Washington: I thought I was alone.] I'm sorry to interrupt. [Washington: It's quite all right.] Things appear to be at a stalemate. [Washington: I'm afraid so.] Might I suggest, Commander, that a republic cannot survive in a world with so many contending powers. [Washington: I beg your pardon?] Elected bodies, to be sure. The war was fought for this. For this nation to prosper, for this nation to thrive, the weakness of a republic must be balanced by a powerful man at its center. A powerful man, Commander, who if... if I may be so bold, would be elevated in the eyes of the world if he were given the title of King.
    • Who: The Apple's Personification
  • Sir, I believe I can answer you in complete candor. Your proposal raises the greatest mischief that can befall my country! You could not have found a person to whom your schemes are more disagreeable. Let me conjure you then, if you have any regard for your country, concern for yourself or posterity, or respect for me ... ... to banish these thoughts from your mind, never communicate, as from yourself, or any one else, a sentiment of the like nature.
    • Who: George Washington
      • Notes: (1) Historically, Washington was addressed on this matter by Col. Lewis Nicola in 1782, who proposed Washington seat himself in the form of a constitutional monarchy. The sentence, "Let me conjure you ... of the like nature" is a direct quote from Washington's response letter to Colonel Nicola - dated May 22, 1782. (2) Washington does not die in this scene, it is just the ending dialogue.

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation[edit]

  • Why? [Aveline: You would sacrifice the good of of the colony to a Templar conspiracy, Gouverneur. I should ask you why.] The Order... is... the... future. The... the Templars will keep our colony... French. [Aveline: The Templars will keep the colony Templar. Why does de Ferrer want workers? Tell me his plans and redeem yourself.] I know nothing of his plans. I was to send him slaves and vagrants--the ones most likely to rise up against-- [Aveline: Against those who would oppose oppression and claim the life that is owed them? Rest in peace, Gouverneur.]
  • By your hand, Agaté betrays me one final time. The locket you wear--I know it well. The first time Agaté betrayed me, it was for the woman, the thief... She wore one just like it.
    • Who: Baptiste
  • How wonderfully useful you are. You remove those who would supersede me in rank. You find pieces of the Prophecy Disk, saving me the effort. .. If you weren't my enemy, I would take you for my friend! Our aims must not be so different for all the help you give me.
    • Who: Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer
  • [Aveline: Good night, Company Man.] Company Man? No. You are mistaken. [Aveline: What?] Futile murder... beautiful death. She... will make you suffer.
    • Who: Diego Vázquez
  • [Aveline: I had hoped it would not come to this. Now, in death, eternal freedom.] You mock me! I chose my destiny. That is real freedom. Perhaps one day you will know it too. [Aveline: I... Who is the Company Man?] The answer has been in your own backyard all along. Just open your eyes--
    • Who: George Davidson
  • [Aveline: Mentor, do not force my hand! The Agaté who trained me is a man of truth and courage. I know he still lives within you. Let him out again!] Oh, what have I wrought? I should have stayed with your mother. You should have been my child, raised as a daughter, not twisted into this... monster. [Aveline: Go now, Agaté. Run. And promise never to return.] You would bid me a coward's slow, pointless death? As you did Ulloa? I will not live with the dishonor. I-- [Aveline: Agaté! No!]
    • Who: Agaté
  • Why? [Aveline: You blame Chichen Itza on de Ferrer, but I see through you.] My daughter... No. [Aveline: "Daughter". Only two people can call me that. You banished one, and sacrificed the other. Foxglove. You killed my father with your "care" and your tonic. Why? Because he never truly loved you? And Jeanne, my mother. You stole her child, sent her away. You kept her enslaved even after my father had freed her. And now you attempt to return me to that fate.] In the service of humanity! In Work, the purpose for which you were created. We were created! The highest purpose. [Aveline: I. Will. Not. Serve. You.] No!
    • Who: Madeleine de L'Isle

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag[edit]

  • [Edward: You remember the gift you gave me? Well it answers just fine.] (You son of a whore!) As bold as a musket ball, and still half as sharp! [Edward: I'm sorry about this, mate. But I can't risk you telling your Templar friends about me still kicking around.] I pity you, (buccaneer). After all you have seen, after all we showed you of our Order, still you embrace the life of an ignorant and aimless rogue. [Edward: What's this...?] Is petty larceny the extent of your ambition? Have you no mind to comprehend the scope of ours? All the empires on Earth, abolished! A free and opened world, without parasites like you! (May the Hell you find be of your own making.)
  • Why hang over me like a leering crow? To see an old man suffer? [Edward: You've caused no small portion of suffering yourself, Mr. Prins. Retribution, I suppose.] You absurd cutthroats and your precious philosophy. You live in the world, but you cannot make it move. [Edward: You mistake my motive, old man. I'm only after a bit of coin...] As was I, lad. As was I.
  • [Edward: The Governor's given us a pardon, Commodore. Don't a man's word mean anything in these times?] Has syphilis clouded your mind? Why scratch and claw to protect such squalor? You're parasites, feeding off the industry of honest men! [Edward: Much like King George in that respect.] Know your place, peasant! You may have taken my life, but you have not improved your own by any measure! [Edward: Does some purpose keep you talking?] If not for that heathen, Governor Rogers, I'd have seen you hanged from your own crosstrees, worm! All of you!
    • Who: Peter Chamberlaine
    • Note: While Woodes Rogers believed the pirates could be saved from their criminal lives, Commodore Chamberlaine would rather kill the "parasites" than save "such squalor".
  • KENWAY! In a world without gold, we might have been heroes!
    • Who: Blackbeard
    • Note: Thatch's last words to his protégé, Edward Kenway, seconds before he was cut down by a British sailor during his last stand at Ocracoke Inlet aboard a man'o'war.
  • N-nancy boy. Y-you only done half of the f____ job. [Edward: F____ Hell. Is this my reward for believing the best about men? For thinking that a bilge rat like you could muster up some f____ sense, once in a while! Maybe Hornigold was right. Maybe the world does need men of ambition... to stop the likes of you from mucking it all up.] Or maybe you just don't have the stones to live with no regrets.
    • Who: Charles Vane
    • Note: Vane doesn't die here, but it is both in the memory wall and the final time Vane speaks directly to Edward Kenway.
  • I'll be with you, Kenway. I will.
  • (Cockram) You done us good, Kenway. Proved yourself a true Bravo. And for what? (Burgess) His own bloody pride. [Edward: You stepped in the path of my prize. Not a thing a man should do.] (Cockram) A cocksure cully, just like Hornigold said. [Edward: That Templar scab means nothing to me. None of you do.] (Burgess) And you're worse for it, Kenway! It were the Templars who took us in when all else went to s___! Not our king. Not our country. The Templars. (Cockram) The Templars is our family. Where's yours?
  • You could have been a man who stood for something. But you've a killer's heart now. With nothing but mettle to show for all your blunders. [Edward: A d___ sight better than you, Ben. The heart of a traitor, who thinks himself better than his mates!] Aye, and proven true! What have you done since Nassau fell? Nothing but murder and mayhem! [Edward: You threw in with the very kind we once hated!] No! These Templars are different. I wish you could see that. But if you continue on your present course, you'll find you're the only one walking it! With the gallows at its end.
  • [Edward: You was a privateer once. How is it you lack so much respect for sailors only trying to make their way in this world?] You couldn't possibly understand my motives, cretin! You, who've spent a whole lifetime dismantling everything that makes our civilization shine. [Edward: But I do understand. I've seen the Observatory, and I know its power. You'd use that device to spy and blackmail and sabotage.] Yes, and yet all for a greater purpose. To ensure justice. To snuff out lies and to seek the truth. [Edward: There's no man on Earth who needs that power.] Yet you suffer the outlaw Roberts to use it! [Edward: No. I'm taking it back. And if you tell me where he is, I'll stop the man.] Here at the edge of a blade, I find a friend in you at last! Príncipe, you mad b______. Our best sources say Príncipe...
    • Who: Woodes Rogers
    • Note: Rogers eventually recovers from his wounds; his final words reflect on his hope that Edward Kenway will help the Templars find Bartholomew Roberts, of who's location Rogers reveals to Kenway.
  • A merry life and a short one, as promised. How well I know myself. And what of you, Edward? Have you found the peace you seek? [Edward: I'm not aiming so high as that. For what's peace but a confusion between two wars?] You're a Stoic, then! Perhaps I was wrong about you. She might have had some use for you after all. [Edward: She? Of whom do you speak?] Oh... she who lies in wait. Entombed. I had hoped to find her, to see her again. To open the door of the temple and hear her speak my name once more. Aita... [Edward: Talk sense, man.] I was born too soon, like so many Others before. [Edward: Where's the device, Roberts?] Destroy this body, Edward. The Templars... if they take me...
    • Who: Bartholomew Roberts
    • Note: Roberts bewildered Edward Kenway with talk of the Temple and Aita. Historically, Roberts was buried at sea on the site of the battle.
  • If you could speak, mate... it would gladden me to hear your side. You humbled me once, and I took that hard lesson, and I bettered myself. Die knowing that for all of our conflict, you helped make a soldier out of a scoundrel.
    • Who: Edward Kenway
    • Note: Kenway's final words to El Tiburon, as the latter dies without speaking. Originally, there were plans to have Edward and El Tiburon square off earlier in the game, but that was forfeited even though this dialogue was left unchanged.
  • Captain Kenway. Ever a splinter in my side. Does this murder fulfill you? [Edward: I'm only seeing a job done, Torres. As you'd have done with me.] As we have done, I think. You have no family anymore, no friends, no future. Your losses are far greater than ours. [Edward: That may be. But killing you rights a far greater wrong than ever I did.] You honestly believe that? [Edward: You would see all of mankind corralled into a neatly furnished prison, safe and sober, yet dulled beyond reason and sapped of all spirit. So, aye... with everything I've seen and learned in these last years, I do believe it.] You wear your convictions well. They suit you...

Assassin's Creed IV - Freedom Cry[edit]

  • Help! Help! [Adéwalé: Who will come to your rescue? Your slaves? The overseers who follow your orders? Pathetic. What kind of man does not fight for himself?] Why-- [Adéwalé: I have killed many men on principle, but never have I wanted one to suffer as much as you - to understand what it is to gasp and beg for your life, like the innocents you drowned.] You mean those slaves? That ship? But they are not even human! Without the discipline and guidance of their masters, they turn to rebellion, murder, like you. [Adéwalé: I only wish that were true.]

Assassin's Creed Rogue[edit]

  • You are too late, Assassin. [Shay: It's never too late to ruin Templar plans, Master Washington.] Ah, ah... but my plans are already in motion. Even leading you here... has given my allies time to escape. Thank you for... making my end a quick one.
    • Who: Lawrence Washington
    • Note: Shay P. Cormac was regretful after assassinating Washington, as the man was not a threat and was dying from sickness anyways.
  • This cannot be... No! Do you... even know what... that is? [Shay: An ancient artifact, a treasure from Those Who Came Before.] Yes... It matters not... Some of the greatest scientific minds of all Europe could not... make it... work...
    • Who: Samuel Smith
    • Note: To recover the Precursor box from the Templars, Shay tracks down Smith and assassinates him.
  • [Shay: I'll take that, you Templar dog.] No! You have no idea what you are doing, fool. [Shay: Keeping the people free from your control.] How free will you be when the French undermine these squabbling colonies? [Shay: These colonies would be far better off without the Templars pulling the strings.] We bring order from chaos. If everything is permitted, no one is safe. [Shay: Even the Devil can quote scripture to suit his own purposes.]
    • Who: James Wardrop
    • Note: To retrieve the manuscript that goes along with the box, Shay kills Wardrop.
  • You were always good at your business, Shay. [Shay: As were you. Tell me, what are you doing inland?] Special weapons... Poisonous gases to use against colonial authorities. I am merely a delivery man.
    • Who: Le Chasseur
  • We trained you well... traitor. [Shay: Kesegowaase... It didn't have to be this way.] It did. You are an enemy. Achilles will see you dead. [Shay: What he's doing is wrong!] Who are you to judge? The Templars will fail. You will fail. Monro... is already... dead. [Shay: What do you mean?] Liam...
    • Who: Kesegowaase
  • The Manuscript... An Assassin took it... [Shay: Liam. I'll get it back, I swear it!] Shay!
    • Who: George Monro
    • Note: As he dies, Monro removes his Templar ring and hands it to Shay.
  • [Shay: Forgive me, Adewale.] You dare beg forgiveness, child? Hell welcomes traitors like you. [Shay: Then I go there proudly, knowing I have done right.] It does not matter... Achilles already has what he needs. [Shay: I will kill every last man who defends him if I must. I cannot let him succeed.] You... have become... a monster, Shay.
    • Who: Adewale
  • You're late, again, Shay... [Shay: Hope, I didn't want to do this.] I TRAINED you to do this. I expected nothing less. [Shay: Then why--] To give Liam time to leave... Soon, Chevalier will be on his way to the Precursor site... [Shay: I will stop him.] He will see you coming. Pity... You had so much potential...
    • Who: Hope Jensen
    • Note: Hope lied to Shay with her dying words, telling him that the Chevalier was heading to the Precursor site.
  • So, cabbage farmer, are you still convinced the Templars are right? [Shay: Convinced to the end. You b______! Achilles and Liam have already headed north.] Hope... was right. I do make... a good... distraction.
  • That was... lucky. [Shay: How many times do I have to tell you, Liam? I make my own luck.] And how'd you do that, you b______? You broke the Assassins. Betrayed everyone you knew... You sided with... our worst enemies... And for what? [Shay: To save the world.] I hope that world is a good one.
    • Who: Liam O'Brien
  • You! You're the traitor. [Shay: I'm just finishing old business.] Old... Connor and his Assassins... The American Revolution undid your Templar business. [Shay: Then perhaps we shall start a revolution of our own.]
    • Who: Charles Dorian
    • Note: Dorian is the father of Arno, the main character of Assassin's Creed Unity.
  • Uphold the principles of our Order, and all for that for which we stand. Never share our secrets nor divulge the true nature of our work. Do so until death -- whatever the cost. This is my new creed. I am Shay Patrick Cormac. Templar of the Colonial… of the American Rite. I am an older man now, and perhaps wiser. A war and a revolution have ended, and another is about to begin. May the Father of Understanding guide us all.
    • Who: Shay Patrick Cormac

Assassin's Creed Unity[edit]

  • Bravo. You've slain the villain. That is how you've cast this little morality play in your mind, isn't it? I'm not really here. I'm not really there either. At the moment I'm bleeding out on the floor of the Temple. But it seems the Father of Understanding has seen fit to give us this time to talk. Ah. A particular favorite of mine. I did not understand the visions that haunted my mind, you see. Great towers of gold, cities shining white as silver. I thought I was going mad. Then I found this place--Jacques de Molay's vault. Through his writings, I understood. [Arno: Understood what?] That somehow, through the centuries, I was connected to Grand Master De Molay. That I had been chosen to purge the Order of the decadence and corruption that had set in like rot. And to wash the world clean, and restore to the truth of the Father of Understanding intended. [Arno: That seems to have gone over well.] Prophets are seldom appreciated in their own time. Exile and abasement forced me to reevaluate my strategy. Find new avenues for the realization of my purpose. [Arno: No matter the cost?] New order never comes without destruction of the old. And if men are made to fear untrammeled liberty, so much the better. A brief taste of chaos will remind them why they crave obedience. It appears we part ways here. Think on this: the march of progress is slow, but it is inevitable as a glacier. All you have accomplished is to delay the inevitable. One death cannot stop the tide. Perhaps it will not be my hand that shepherds mankind back to its proper place - but it will be someone's. Think on this when you remember her.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate[edit]

  • [Jacob: It is done.] Oh? What did you accomplish, boy? A bolt loosened in Starrick's machine, a large bolt... but not enough! [Jacob: Your Grand Master will fall.] You Assassins can circle London to your heart's content. The mechanism we have built has been going strong for a hundred years and will run a thousand more. It is the very city itself. [Jacob: We will take London from your hands.] From Croydon? You lurk in the shadows like a coward. I doubt it.
    • Who: Rupert Ferris
  • [Evie: It is time to lay down your head, Sir David Brewster.] But I have so much more to discover. [Evie: Do not be afraid.] I am not. God will protect me. [Evie: I will continue your experiment.] You will not stop Starrick. Miss Thorne has already found another Piece of Eden, more powerful than the last. [Evie: I will take that one, too.] We fight to gain what we cannot take with us. It's in our nature.
  • At last it ends... Yet I can only think of beginnings... A better tomorrow, forged with the blood of visionaries. [Jacob: All I see is the blood of a lunatic.] Do you truly believe murdering an old man will stop humanity's Great Architect? Crawford Starrick has a glorious design for mankind! [Jacob: Designs are meant to be broken.] You are a child... A child who believes he can solve all the world's woes with a flick of a blade... Have you ever pondered the consequences of your actions, Jacob Frye? Or did your father teach you nothing?
  • I knew this day would come... Mr. Starrick was furious I lost the engines. So this is my comeuppance... [Jacob: Pearl Attaway led me to you, not Starrick.] Then they're working together again. I should never have come between Mr. Starrick and Miss Attaway. Family always stay together in the end. [Jacob: What do you mean, they're family?]
    • Who: Malcolm Millner
  • What a shame. Good partnerships are hard to come by. [Jacob: Ours is most certainly dissolved.] It's business, Mr. Frye. One does what one must to come out on top. Crawford will not take the news of my death lightly. He can be... unpleasant when he's cross. I have sacrificed so much. I don't want to lose my buses...
    • Who: Pearl Attaway
  • So you have murdered me after all. But what good will that do you? The Shroud isn't here. [Evie: You sought a tool of healing in order to extend your own power.] Not mine, ours. You are so short-sighted. You'd hoard power and never use it, when we would better the condition of humanity. I hope you never find the Shroud. You have no idea what it truly can do. [Evie: Tell me, then.] No.
    • Who: Lucy Thorne
  • [Jacob: You've stolen your last shilling from the people of London.] Those animals squander their savings. We are the experts in investment. Nothing would be built or improved, nothing would rise above the muck without our hand guiding -- No, creating! -- the future. They benefit as much as their worth. [Jacob: It is their city, not yours.] Without our investments, there would be no city.
    • Who: Phillip Twopenny
  • Coward! Villain! Alas, that the hero of Balaclava should fall not on the glorified fields of Crimea, but to an Assassin's blade, in the very halls of power! [Jacob: Are you finished yet?] Take your bow, knave, for you have managed what no Russian battery, what no Indian tiger could achieve. Claim your trophy, and may you choke on it. [Jacob: Yes, but do tell me more about Balaclava.] Farewell, farewell dear Britannia! Your dawn shall be dimmer that the Earl of Cardigan sees it not! God save the Queen and the 11th Hussars!
  • Darling, what a night! The stuff of legends. [Jacob: Why did you do it? All of it?] What? Snap a baby crow's neck between my thumb and forefinger? Slice to bits the ones you deem 'innocent'? Keep the world in its divine manic state? For the same reason I do anything - Why not?
    • Who: Maxwell Roth
  • London will perish without me! [Jacob: You flatter yourself.] I would have created a paradise. [Evie: The city belongs to the people. You are but one man.] I am at the very top of the Order. [Jacob: You were, Mr. Starrick. You were.]
    • Who: Crawford Starrick

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Jack the Ripper[edit]

  • I should thank you, Miss Frye. I feared death at the Ripper's hands, far more than at yours. [Evie: What have you done with these men?] The Ripper is entertaining them presently...Mr. Weaversbrook will be joining them soon...
    • Who: Olwyn Owers
  • Look at you! Goody two-shoes, is it? You think offing some 'ol hangman is going to change what we do here? [Evie: We?] What do you think? This was your brother's vision...his inspiration! [Evie: I don't believe you.] He taught Mr. Jack how to rip the filth from this rotten city; but you don't have the balls to see what's right and necessary. [Evie: Where is Jack? Where is the Ripper?] Ah Ah Ah...!
    • Who: John Billingsworth