Assassin’s Creed and Star Wars are 2 of my most favourite series. They are very interesting and cool. They also have more similarities and parallels than most people think. For example, in Assassin’s Creed there is an eternal war between Assassin’s (good guys) and Templars(bad guys), and this war has gone on through various periods in history, from ancient times to the Renaissance and even to Colonial America.


Similarly, in Star Wars, there is an eternal war between the Jedi (good guys) and the Sith (bad guys), that has gone on for various periods of galactic history, from the Old Republic to the Clone Wars and the Galactic Empire.


That may not be enough evidence to prove the parallels between the two series, so let’s compare two parallel sagas in the two series’: the American Saga(Assassin’s Creed) and the Star Wars films.

In the American Saga, their is a war between the Assassin’s and Templars in Colonial America, where at the same time, there is a state of war going on between the French and British(Note that this war was an actual historical event, called the 7 Years War). The Assassin’s are with the French, and the Templars are with the British. The Assassin’s are about to win the war against the Templars, with their best Assassin, Shay Cormac, recovering a manuscript from the Templars that pinpoints the locations of the legendary artifacts, the Pieces of Eden. Shay is then sent to Lisbon, Portugal to recover a Piece.


But things go wrong in Lisbon, when Shay removes the Piece of Eden(which probably wasn’t the Piece anyway) from an underground temple underneath Lisbon, it triggers an Earthquake that destroys Lisbon(This was also an actual historical event, which happened in 1752. When Shay returns to America, he confronts the Assassin’s for tampering with the world and killing innocent people to recover the Pieces of Eden(when an Assassin tried to recover a Piece of Eden in Haiti, an earthquake was also triggered). But the Assassin’s kick him off the Order for questioning them, so Shay steals the Manuscript to stop the Assassin’s from finding any more Pieces of Eden. After that the Assassin’s try to kill him, so he joins the Templars(British), and hunts down his former Assassins for revenge, while also winning the Seven Years War for the British(This also actually happened in history, and I’m talking about Assassin’s Creed Rogue, a video game I have which I haven’t finished)

Similarly, in Star Wars, the Clone Wars(fought between the Republic and the Separatists) is being won by the Republic, and the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, is at the frontline winning the battles. However, he feels betrayed by the Jedi since they won’t make him a Jedi, and he doesn’t believe they are capable of bringing peace to the Republic. He also feels anger from previous emotional scars (like his mother’s death) and he wants to prevent his wife Padme from getting a similar fate. So he joins the Sith, and he leads their eradication of the Jedi Order as Darth Vader, and thanks to his efforts, the Sith Galactic Empire is created.

In the America’s saga,(Note that this is Assassin’s Creed 3, which I haven’t played, so I am doing my best to describe what I know about the game) the Assassin’s are weak, but they regain power through an Assassin called Connor, who is the son of a Templar called Haytham Kenway. He helps the American colonists(Assassin’s) defeat the British(Templars) and helps establish the United States of America. He also battles his Templar father, but unlike Star Wars, where Luke turns his father back to the light side, Connor’s father stands firm as a Templar, even when he is killed by his son Connor.

Similarly, in Star Wars, the Jedi,though decimated and weak, regain power through a Jedi called Luke Skywalker, who is the son of Anakin Skywalker(Darth Vader). He helps the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire and establish the New Republic. He battles his Sith father, Darth Vader, who turns back to the light side and redeems himself by killing the Emperor(unlike Assassin’s Creed 3, where Connor kills Haytham without his redemption).

So these are the parallels between Assassin’s Creed and Star Wars.

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