Are You an Assassin or a Templar?

Zoe Samuel

Image: Ubisoft

About This Quiz

As the key antagonists of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" franchise, the Assassins' Brotherhood and the Knights Templar have two competing visions for how the world should be. The Assassins are all about personal liberty and sticking it to the man. Their modern branches live in the shadows and operate on the fringes of society. They are committed to not using the artifacts of great power that come into their possession, such as the Apple of Eden - or at least, only using them when totally necessary and for the broader benefit of society.

The Templars are a more authoritarian group who fundamentally don't trust that humans, left to their own devices, will make wise choices. They fear the decay of society and the potential for collapse. That's why they align themselves with the rich and powerful, whether multinational conglomerates in today's paradigm or kings and lords back in the time of the Crusades. The only solution, in their view, is a well-ordered society in which the weak are protected because good strong people have control.

These two visions compete for dominance in the games as well as in reality, and most of us probably find things to admire or reject in either worldview. It's time to find out which suits you better!

Is it important to get involved in politics?

Do you sometimes have to tell dumb people what to do for their own good?

How do you like to get around?

Where would you like to live, if you could pick anywhere just for the weather and the food?

Do you need peripheral vision to get things done?

How good are your climbing skills?

Do you enjoy disciplining people who have been naughty?

How nuanced is your opinion of how society should work?

Which historical figure do you admire?

Do free people generally use their freedom wisely?

How achievable is utopia, realistically speaking?

How do you feel about going into the Animus?

What would you do with the Apple of Eden?

When do the ends justify the means?

Can you just tell who is a bad guy by looking at them?

How are your pickpocketing skills?

Around which of the below do you find yourself the most comfortable?

Could you run a bank?

How do you feel about the notion that, "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"?

How's your aim?

What trick do you always have up your sleeve?

Is it best to work within the existing order?

Would you have thrived in the Golden Age of Piracy?

What is your favorite food?

Do you tend to get on well with libertarians?

How desirable is a well-ordered society?

How do you feel about going on a zipline?

How often do you fantasize about running a huge corporation?

How much do you enjoy your work?

How easy do you find it to blend in?

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