With the announcement that Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will be hitting our shores later this year, it's about time we took stock of those brothers and sisters of the Brotherhood that have come before.
Assassins have always stood for freedom and liberty for those so rarely given either, and have been locked in a war against their power, order and control-obsessed Templar foes for thousands of years of history.
Ever since the first game in the series, there has been a strict code of conduct that every true Assassin must follow, including not killing innocents, not drawing attention to themselves and not betraying the Brotherhood.
On top of that, the age-old belief that 'Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted' has been boggling the minds of Brotherhood members ever since Al Mualim first dished it out in the very first game.
Being the main character in an Assassin's Creed game is so much more than just reciting rules and holding your beliefs though.
Depth, development and an interesting arc are obviously vital to creating a great Assassin, as is an undeniably cool look and badass assortment of weaponry. Here's our take on all eleven Assassins from the major instalments in the franchise, and where we think they stack up in the rankings.