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AngelDiMaria08
06-14-2015, 04:15 PM
For me my main criteria is the reason he joined the assassins (Templars in the case of Shay)

1- Shay to save the world and prevent another Lisbon Earthquake
2- Connor to save his tribe
3- Arno for redemption
4- Ezio for revenge
5- Altair due to birth
6- Edward for wealth

so my favourite protagonist was Shay due to having the most noble motive and Edward was the least favourite due to having a selfish motive.

Who is your favourite and the least favourite and why?

MasterAssasin84
06-14-2015, 04:27 PM
My Favourite Protagonist is Edward Followed By Connor !

Haytham is very close to my heart though ! ( I know he is an antagonist) but after reading forsaken he possessed the virtues and qualities of a protagonist.

EmptyCrustacean
06-14-2015, 05:56 PM
For me my main criteria is the reason he joined the assassins (Templars in the case of Shay)

1- Shay to save the world and prevent another Lisbon Earthquake
2- Connor to save his tribe
3- Arno for redemption
4- Ezio for revenge
5- Altair due to birth
6- Edward for wealth

so my favourite protagonist was Shay due to having the most noble motive and Edward was the least favourite due to having a selfish motive.

Who is your favourite and the least favourite and why?


Should be "Altair to regain his honour". Many people forget that Altair didn't just off those Templars because it was his duty; he was a Master Assassin that got stripped down to novice due to his recent bad behaviour. Ironically, even though Al Muliam was a bad guy he learnt a lot of lessons from him about what it means to be a true Assassin.

Ezio did eventually have a noble cause in Brotherhood and Revelations. Shay had good intentions but he lost the plot when he joined the Templars and contradicted himself by threatening to start the French Revolution which would have dwarfed the Lisbon Earthquake in terms of "souls lost".

D.I.D.
06-14-2015, 06:59 PM
Nobody's going to want to say Ezio, but in terms of which character I have enjoyed my time with the most, it probably is him.

Technically I think the best character is Adéwalé. He's got the best reactions, dialogue, thoughts, emotions. I'm still waiting for some very different characters to whom I can point positively and say they're great, and I can tell without even playing him that Jacob is not that character either.

Worst: I didn't like Altair much, but I'm not sure I was meant to feel any warmth towards him anyway. Didn't like Shay, didn't like Connor. Arno had some interesting things about him, some wit, but I think most of his fleeting appeal was down to improvements in the expressiveness of the models.

SpiritOfNevaeh
06-14-2015, 07:50 PM
1. Connor - freedom and to protect his people
2. Altair - from birth
3. Ezio - for revenge
4. Shay - to prevent another earthly disaster and make up for his mistakes (main reason he's not higher is because I don't think joining the Templars was a logical choice, just sounds like the lesser of two evils)
5. Edward - for wealth

dxsxhxcx
06-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Altair
Connor
Ezio (AC2/ACR)
Edward

Shahkulu101
06-14-2015, 08:26 PM
I don't dislike any of the protagonists, so my least favourite isn't hated by me or anything. On the contrary I still like him quite a bit.

Fave: Edward/Connor

Least: Altair.

GunnerGalactico
06-14-2015, 08:30 PM
1. Altair
2. Connor
3. Ezio
4. Arno
5. Edward
6. Shay

Namikaze_17
06-14-2015, 08:33 PM
1) Altaïr
2) Connor/Edward
3) Shay
4) Arno
5) Ezio

Xstantin
06-14-2015, 09:07 PM
Favorite: Edward, least favorite: Shay

I really do like how selfish Edward is for the most of the game, Shay is a waste of space imo
Arno could've been something great, but then it kinda went nowhere

EmptyCrustacean
06-14-2015, 10:24 PM
Faves from best to least best:

Ezio - well fleshed out character with layers and flaws.
Altair - an excellent Assassin, probably the best. Wise. Shrewd. Great character development.
Connor - a great person. Compassionate. Noble. Honest. Trustworthy. Loyal. Unwavering in his convictions. But a bad Assassin.
Desmond - I miss him :(


Worst:
Adewale - dull but at least an Assassin.
Aveline - dull but at least an Assassin.
Edward - a well done character, I suppose, but amoral and unlikeable. Also not an Assassin.
Arno - shallow. No character development. A bad Assassin.
Shay - an idiot. Oh and definitely not an Assassin!

Bipolar Matt
06-15-2015, 01:45 PM
1. Ezio
2. Altair
3. Edward
4. Arno (I like him more than most)
5. Adewale
6. Shay
7. Aveline
8. Connor

Haytham is technically an antagonist, but he is awesome. Shao Jun could use more development. Jury is still out on Jacob and Evie.

Oh...hey, there is that nameless Templar we play as for 5 minutes at the start of Unity. :)

strigoi1958
06-15-2015, 02:23 PM
Haytham 100% Favourite
Connor/ Ezio
Edward/ Altair
Arno/ Adewale/ Shay
Aveline least favourite but that is probably due to the fact I couldn't really get into the game enough to feel any connection

AngelDiMaria08
06-15-2015, 05:08 PM
Should be "Altair to regain his honour". Many people forget that Altair didn't just off those Templars because it was his duty; he was a Master Assassin that got stripped down to novice due to his recent bad behaviour. Ironically, even though Al Muliam was a bad guy he learnt a lot of lessons from him about what it means to be a true Assassin.

Ezio did eventually have a noble cause in Brotherhood and Revelations. Shay had good intentions but he lost the plot when he joined the Templars and contradicted himself by threatening to start the French Revolution which would have dwarfed the Lisbon Earthquake in terms of "souls lost".

Maybe they changed their motives as days go on yes like Altair and Ezio. But that is another point. My own criteria is their "initial" motive other people have other criteria to decide who are the favourite and least favorite protagonists that it their opinion, but I'm talking about my opinion. I think that Shay didn't do a mistake when he joined the Templars it is the fault of Achilles, he saw the evil acts of the assassins (atleast to his perspective) so it is normal for him to disbelieve all the ideas he was taught in the assassins , so the idea of Templars been bad he also saw it as a lie or assassins propaganda. For the French Revolution point it is possible that he didn't imagine how much blood would flow.

EmptyCrustacean
06-15-2015, 05:36 PM
Maybe they changed their motives as days go on yes like Altair and Ezio. But that is another point. My own criteria is their "initial" motive other people have other criteria to decide who are the favourite and least favorite protagonists that it their opinion, but I'm talking about my opinion. I think that Shay didn't do a mistake when he joined the Templars it is the fault of Achilles, he saw the evil acts of the assassins (atleast to his perspective) so it is normal for him to disbelieve all the ideas he was taught in the assassins , so the idea of Templars been bad he also saw it as a lie or assassins propaganda. For the French Revolution point it is possible that he didn't imagine how much blood would flow.

Ok but this isn't vocalised at all in the game. This feels like once again fans filling in the blanks of a lacking narrative. Additionally, suppose it's true what you say that if the Assassins were wrong about that then they were wrong about the Templars - surely being in their company and threatening to start the French Revolution contradicts that theory?

AngelDiMaria08
06-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Ok but this isn't vocalised at all in the game. This feels like once again fans filling in the blanks of a lacking narrative. Additionally, suppose it's true what you say that if the Assassins were wrong about that then they were wrong about the Templars - surely being in their company and threatening to start the French Revolution contradicts that theory?

I don't think there was a something evil "major" done by Templars that Shay knew about, and for the French Revolution I don't think he was fortune teller to know how much blood will flow due to the revolution

king-hailz
06-15-2015, 06:01 PM
My favorite is Ezio, he had the best charisma and he was the most enjoyable character, he also had the most emotional life to me.

Arno is my least favourite. He was just annoying and nothing special happens to him... He was not as unlikeable as Connor thought but Connor wins because he had a better story.

My list is:
Ezio
Altair
Edward
Desmond
Adewale
Connor
Shay
Aveline
Arno

AngelDiMaria08
06-15-2015, 06:04 PM
My favorite is Ezio, he had the best charisma and he was the most enjoyable character, he also had the most emotional life to me.

Arno is my least favourite. He was just annoying and nothing special happens to him... He was not as unlikeable as Connor thought but Connor wins because he had a better story.

What makes you view Connor and Arno as unlikeables

NellieWilson
06-15-2015, 10:23 PM
For me, both Shay and Arno were my favorite characters to play. I came to that conclusion through deduction, I suppose.

Arno was a very reflective character. He is truly concerned about what his actions bring about. Much of his story is in tandem with his love interest which shows his compassionate side. This can be observed in the Dead Kings DLC as well. His final dialogue is outstanding.

Shay was a very thoughtful character and questions his dichotomy. He follows the beat of his own drum and he had the courage to turn away from the assassins after accepting he wasn't always the lesser evil. It shows growth and emphasizes redemptive characteristics. +1

Conner was a person with so few flaws. He was associated with Washington and the American Revolution. I'm partial because of this. He also had to overcome some major setbacks in his life. +1

Altair was the aging and wise journeyman. He is the father of the AC brotherhood. +1

Edward Kenway was without a compass, so to speak. +0

Ezio seemed like a typical young and over-confident person. I could not get immersed in his story. Ever. This was my least favorite character, besides Desmond. -1

Desmond was something you had to suffer through, imo. Slowed down the story and fast paced action. Having to literally walk here and there and listen to npc's to blabber less-than-worthy dialogue was frustrating. -1

I-Like-Pie45
06-16-2015, 01:56 AM
I don't like any of them, for these reasons

altair - a syrian managing 7-11 gave me incorrect change when I paid for my oreo ice cream bar last thursday, altair was probably his ancestor
ezio - italian food gives people obesity, so he must be punished for the sins of his culture
connor - squatted on land that belonged to AMERICA, not him
edward - greedy capitalist scum, and welsh
haytham - chelsea fan
arno - french
shay - responsible for introducing the potato and later obesity when mcdonalds invents french fries from potatoes in America
jacob - criminal low-class hooligan, reducing the property value
evie - see above, and she's probably not hanging out with her brother just cause their both Assassins
aveline - because of people like her the Supreme Court was able to pass Plessy v. Ferguson and set back the Civil Rights Movement several decades.
adewale - he murders indiscriminately in the name of "freedom" without a single thought given to the economic ramifications of his actions. Do you know what Fox News calls people like him? SOCIALISTS.
desmond - spoiled millennial brat

Megas_Doux
06-16-2015, 02:18 AM
Favorite?????
Edward

Least favorite?????
Shay

And Arno has my favorite robes in the series.....

LoyalACFan
06-16-2015, 11:44 AM
I liked Edward the best because he was the most believable, a rags-to-riches kind of guy who initially just wanted to do right by his family (and, admittedly, his dignity) by getting a good job in the navy, but eventually spiraled into a cycle of greed and self-destruction once he got a taste of the good life. I think it actually speaks a lot about the quality of his character that he was able to break that cycle and get himself back on a noble path even after having strayed.

Least favorite is either Arno or Shay. I thought Shay was sloppily written and badly characterized; he blames the Assassins for the destruction of Lisbon (which was a complete accident by his own admission) and so to prove his righteousness he becomes... essentially a pirate who robs, pillages, and kills people for money. At least Edward was honest about his debauchery and didn't hide behind "oh I'm still the good guy" like Shay. And Arno was just barely a character, really. No identifiable traits or goals beyond "durrrr Elise." I'm OK with not having a revenge story again, but just saying, it sort of made him look totally self-absorbed and shallow that he was more interested in getting drunk and moping around pining for Elise while the guys who murdered BOTH of his father figures were still at large.

Final ranking is probably Edward > Ezio > Adewale > Connor > Haytham > Altair > Aveline > Arno > Shay