Assassins Creed is undeniably one of the hottest new gaming franchises to come out this closing generation of gaming, and a large part of that is due to the assassins themselves. We know and have come to love how they operate; climbing rooftops with the agility of a godlike cat, sneaking around and waiting for an opportune moment to strike with their signature hidden blade, and eagle diving into haystacks from hundreds of feet above. Even though I admittedly enjoy the modern day future arc centered on the first civilization of Gods and religious conspiracy theories revolving around powerful artifacts and the predicted 2012 end of days, you simply wouldnt have a best-selling franchise that gamers flock to every year if you stripped the games of the white-cloaked, hooded trademark assassins. The most tantalizing aspect of Assassins Creed (and probably one of very few traits keeping the franchise from dipping too much in quality) is the surprisingly historically accurate time periods you are sucked into with each assassin. Whether youre fighting alongside George Washington to help win America their independence or blending into a majestic party full of fireworks during the Italian Renaissance, your environments improve the level of intrigue tethered to each assassin. In this feature we will be analyzing the positives and negatives of each assassin we have had the pleasure of getting acquainted with, and ranking them in an effort to see just who the coolest Assassin is yet.