Assassin's Creed series

  • Developer: Ubisoft Gameloft Griptonite
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Year: 2007 – 2015
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Platform/s: Various

The Assassin's Creed series features a number of queer characters, with more explicit representation occurring in later titles.

In the original Assassin's Creed, Abu'l Nuquod is one of the assassination targets and it is heavily implied that he is gay, with him being referred to as 'different' and with a scene depicting him caressing a male guard's cheek.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood implies that the protoagnist's friend Leonardo Da Vinci is gay, which is based on historical evidence that could be interpretted as such. At one point in the game, Leonardo tells Ezio that women 'provide little distraction', and Ezio does not understand. There is further implication in the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC where Ezio seems to refer to a romantic relationship between Leonardo and his pupil, Salai.

Assassin's Creed Rogue features voice files about Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut, two assassins. The voice files discuss how Harlan mentored Arend and helped him to come out; they further describe how the pair bonded over the homophobia they had faced previously and became lovers.

Further diversity is included in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, with the game featuring Jacob, who has been confirmed as canonically bisexual by lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem and by the Assassin's Creed official Tumblr. His sexuality and queer representation more generally has also been written about by Cora Walker on Remeshed. Syndicate also features Ned, who is transgender.