Are You an Assassin or a Templar?

By: Zoe Samuel

Are You an Assassin or a Templar?
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!

Do you need peripheral vision to get things done?
No, I only need to look out through a small tunnel.
It certainly helps.
A little bit
Yes, obviously. This is a weird question.

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Which historical figure do you admire?
Leonardo da Vinci
Hugues de Payens
George Washington
Salahaddin

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How nuanced is your opinion of how society should work?
Not very!
Not at all. I know right from wrong.
Very!
About average

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Do free people generally use their freedom wisely?
Yes
No
Mostly
Depends on the person

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How good are your climbing skills?
Spectacular
Pretty good
Above average
I hate climbing. It's scary.

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How do you feel about going into the Animus?
Determined
Excited
Curious
Entertained

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How do you like to get around?
Parkour
Carriage
Horseback
Car

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How achievable is utopia, realistically speaking?
100%
It's achievable with a lot of effort.
It probably isn't, but it might be.
Not at all

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Where would you like to live, if you could pick anywhere just for the weather and the food?
Iran
Italy
The USA
France

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When do the ends justify the means?
They don't.
When they are noble
When the ends are very noble and the means are not too bad
When both are nice and good!

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Can you just tell who is a bad guy by looking at them?
Yes, I have a sixth sense.
No, I just assume everyone is bad until they give me a reason to think otherwise.
I have good instincts.
No, that is not possible.

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How are your pickpocketing skills?
Stellar
I don't know because pickpocketing is wrong.
Not horrendous, but not great
Probably bad, but I've never tried.

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What would you do with the Apple of Eden?
Hide it
Use it for good
Use it very carefully
Sell it

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Around which of the below do you find yourself the most comfortable?
Ordinary people
Powerful people
Smart people
Chilled-out people

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Do you sometimes have to tell dumb people what to do for their own good?
No, they might not be as dumb as I think.
Yes, of course.
No, they are allowed to make their own mistakes.
I don't think it's my business to do that.

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How do you feel about the notion that, "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"?
It's the best idea ever!
It's the worst idea.
It has merits.
Sounds like hippie nonsense.

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Could you run a bank?
No, but I could rob one.
Sure!
If I had to!
I'd rather run something else.

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How's your aim?
Stupendous
Very good
Better than average
Poor

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Is it best to work within the existing order?
No, you should destroy it!
Of course
When you can
Depends on the order

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What trick do you always have up your sleeve?
Gravity knife
Fist
I always know what's going on.
A witty comment

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Would you have thrived in the Golden Age of Piracy?
Absolutely!
Maybe as a governor
I might have gotten by.
It depends.

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Do you tend to get on well with libertarians?
Of course! I am one!
I hate those smug jerks.
Only if they are nice people
Not really

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What is your favorite food?
Stuffed grape leaf
Roast potato
Spaghetti
Burger

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How desirable is a well-ordered society?
It's actively undesirable.
It's absolutely essential!
It's a good idea.
It's good up to a point.

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How do you feel about going on a zipline?
I love it!
Ziplines are for traitors.
Nervous but excited
I would never do something that dangerous and stupid.

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How often do you fantasize about running a huge corporation?
Never
Constantly
Once in a while
I'd rather run a small one.

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How much do you enjoy your work?
It's not about enjoying, it's just what I do.
Generally, yes
I like some elements and not others.
I love it!

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Do you enjoy disciplining people who have been naughty?
I hate it.
I love it!
I don't mind it.
I dislike it but sometimes it has to be done.

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How easy do you find it to blend in?
I'm so good at it, I can do it just by sitting down.
Not very
Somewhat
I don't even want to try!

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Is it important to get involved in politics?
Yes, behind the scenes
Yes, officially
Up to a point
No, only dummies do that

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