My Favorite Character
Ezio Auditore da Firenze was a Florentine nobleman during the Renaissance well at least that what many thought he was but in reality he was a skilled assassin and Mentor of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins. This is probably one of my most favorite characters of all time not only because he was an assassin, which is cool, and all but it’s mostly the kind of honor and character that he had. Ill talk about his story first so you can have some understanding as to how he became one of the most legendary assassins of all time then ill tell you what motivated him and his significance in the story.
Ezio was born in Florence, as the second son of Giovanni and Maria Auditore. Up until the age of 17, Ezio lived a life of luxury with the members of the Florentine noble class; he was apprenticed to the renowned banker Giovanni Tornabuoni, who worked alongside Giovanni Auditore’s banking business, but what he didn’t know was that his father had an allegiance to the Assassin Order. One day he went out to run errands for his family but only to return to see that his house had been ransacked. Both Ezio’s mother and sister were hiding and learned that the city guards had been ordered to arrest Giovanni and all of his sons. Ezio sneaks in to where his family was being held and was instructed by his father to find a chest hidden in his office where he would his robes, hidden blade, and a letter. The letter would prove his family’s innocence and assure their release the next day.
The next Ezio arrives at the court where his father and brothers were being held; informing the court of the letter he had delivered to the family Uberto Alberti only to find out that Uberto had betrayed them. Ezio then witnesses the death of his father and brothers as they are hung. Filled with revenge he tracks down Uberto and kills him making him the most wanted man in Florence forcing him to flee and move in with his uncle Mario. This is where Ezio learns his heritage and trains to continue the order of the assassins. The execution of his family was not the only thing motivated him. Revenge consumed him and he was led by hate causing him to lose his way. Lost and broken Ezio takes on his father’s duty and finds a new cause. The world’s corruption is his new drive the order of the assassins gives him a greater purpose for his life. Through out the story Ezio’s destiny is revealed that is to save the world from the Borgia’s who have the Apple of Eden an object that has the power to control the world. His significance is far greater than what he thought it was. Ezio changes Florence as it is giving the people hope from oppression, he puts courage and the will to fight for what they believe in their hearts. He is also the founder of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins that becomes famous around the world. Being the best assassin of his time he takes on the Templar leader Cesare Borgia saving the world in doing so.
This character is definitely one of my most favorites of all time even if he is from a video game. Even the most legendary and bravest assassin of all time can start from nothing and rise to something he thought he could’ve never been. Showing morality, honor, and dignity Ezio made his mark in history. The End