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Here’s How the Most Popular Assassin’s Creed Protagonist Lived His Final Days

Published 07/22/2023, 12:19 PM EDT

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The popularity of the Assassin’s Creed series is not hidden from anyone. Ever since its inception in 2007, this series has seen numerous mainline games and spin-offs. With this many titles, there’s bound to be a change in the series style and protagonists over time too.

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The most popular Assassin’s Creed game was undoubtedly Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This French Assassin lived a life full of adventure. But people hardly know what happened to him during his last days.

Here’s how iconic Assassin’s Creed protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze perished!


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Ezio was just a boy when his father and brothers were taken from him due to a conspiracy by some very powerful people. Following these events, he was forced to don the hood of an Assassin. This took him on a bloody journey of vengeance where he avenged his family, and then, after recovering from his wounds, went on a trip to Istanbul in an attempt to understand the legacy that he carries. In three games, he went from a rookie to a leader to a mentor.

Fans have wondered for some time what happened to him after his last game. Ubisoft did provide an answer to that question in a short film known as Assassin’s Creed Ambers. In this movie, the legendary Assassin is seen living a peaceful life with his wife Sofia and children Flavia and Marcello.


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Eventually, he decides to visit his childhood home, Florence, with his family and a Chinese Assassin called Shao Jun. There, he talks to her about his past and his path to becoming an Assassin. Eventually, he trains a rookie Jun in the ways of an assassin and how to free herself and her people from the Zhengde Emperor.


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Sometime later, she leaves after receiving a secretive box from him as a gift, and he moves on with his family. Then, on yet another trip to Florence with his wife and daughter, he sees a man who reminds him of his younger self. A brash teen who does not respect anyone. That’s where he dies of a heart attack, seeing his life come full circle.

This is a heartbreaking end for the legend that was Ezio Auditore da Firenze, but it shows how sometimes life lays out the weirdest paths for people. And then it simply ends. After all the years since he passed away, he remains the most iconic protagonist in the series, despite Ubisoft’s attempts to bring someone else into the game.


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It’s not like they were not good enough; it’s just that legends only come once in a while. Who is the most iconic Assassin’s Creed protagonist for you?

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Rohit Sejwal


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Rohit Sejwal is a veteran eSports writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for gaming that has been fueled by over a decade of experience in both playing and writing about games. His deep understanding of gaming and its finer nuances is evident in his engaging and insightful coverage of eSports. With a Masters degree in Science in film-making, Rohit brings a unique perspective to gaming, viewing it as a perfect blend of science and art.
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