Are You an Assassin or a Templar?

By: 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!

How desirable is a well-ordered society?

Do you need peripheral vision to get things done?

How do you feel about going into the Animus?

What would you do with the Apple of Eden?

What trick do you always have up your sleeve?

Could you run a bank?

How do you like to get around?

Is it best to work within the existing order?

How nuanced is your opinion of how society should work?

How do you feel about going on a zipline?

Which historical figure do you admire?

How easy do you find it to blend in?

How good are your climbing skills?

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

How much do you enjoy your work?

How are your pickpocketing skills?

Is it important to get involved in politics?

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

Do you enjoy disciplining people who have been naughty?

Do free people generally use their freedom wisely?

Do you tend to get on well with libertarians?

When do the ends justify the means?

How achievable is utopia, realistically speaking?

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

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

How's your aim?

What is your favorite food?

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

Would you have thrived in the Golden Age of Piracy?

How often do you fantasize about running a huge corporation?

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