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Assassin's Creed 3: Why There Are No Female Assassins

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Posted March 28, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson





Assassin's Creed 3 FAQ: Everything We Know About The Upcoming Game

As you probably already know, the hero of Assassin's Creed 3 will be a half Blackfoot Indian, half British man named Connor Ratohnhaké:ton. The only way he could be more of an outsider during the American Revolution would be if he was a She. Ubisoft thought about the possibility of having a female Assassin's Creed protagonist, but ultimately decided that a female wouldn't work.

"It's always up in the air," Assassin's Creed 3 creative director Alex Hutchinson told Kotaku. "I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it's been a bit of a pain. The history of the American Revolution is the history of men."

"There are a few people, like John Adams' wife, [Abigail]—they tried very hard in the TV series to not make it look like a bunch of dudes, but it really is a bunch of dudes,"  It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you're secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it."

While I totally understand that a female assassin isn't possible in the universe of Assassin's Creed, it makes me a little sad. I love having the choice of playing as either sex, and I think a girl protagonist in Assassin's Creed would really shake things up.

What do you think about female lead characters?

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