What The Templars in Assassin’s Creed Symbolize

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The Templars in Assassin’s Creed symbolize control. The Templars symbolize this because they are shown as a group of people who intend to create a new world order where they rule everything. The Templars in Assassin’s Creed symbolize the evils of control, for they are the antagonists of the series and are revealed to have caused many atrocities in mankind in an effort to gain full control over the world.

The Assassin Order is constantly facing off against The Templars in Assassin’s Creed, meaning they are in a constant war of free will versus control. The Templars symbolize the negativity of a controlling order and say that they consider free will to create chaos and destroy civilization. They are committed to proving purpose, order, and direction are needed to create a perfect world. The order wishes only a controlled humanity, rather than power over humanity itself.

Their atrocities throughout Assassin’s Creed symbolize how a group’s desire for control will lead to terrible events happening. Innocents are killed by The Templars in Assassin’s Creed, meaning that they will go to any lengths to achieve their goals. They lie, steal, manipulate people, and murder in the name of their cause, which are all things that people oppose. The Assassin Order in particular opposes them by doing exactly what they do, but only to try stopping these awful events from happening.

Because of how The Templars are easily made into evil villains who are easily corrupted by their knowledge of their guild, their appearance in Assassin’s Creed symbolizes the inherent evil of their ideology. The Templars do not support when their people are corrupted, and they often look down upon those who become tyrants.

The Templars symbolize atheism as well, because they outright oppose God and believe Him to be a myth. They felt like Christianity was supporting free will under organization, but they still pretended that they were supportive of Christianity so they did not lose support of the church, which was very important.

In the present, The Templars symbolize the epitome of control when they use their device called the Animus in order to change what happened in the past. They put impulses in the minds of ancestors of the Assassin Order in order to try murdering the leader of the Order and gain more information about the group. They also used them to collect the Pieces of Eden to hypnotize people and force them to have complete control over all of humanity.