Edward Kenway vs. Connor Kenway
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However, coming away from Edward's shortcomings as an "Assassin," we must take into account Connor's prowess as an Assassin and a person. He did not run around on his own accord taking whatever he saw fit. Connor was no pirate. In fact, he was raised in a tribe that was entrusted with guarding a Piece of Eden. Even before Connor became an Assassin, he had already taken his first steps towards the order in protecting a Piece of Eden from the likes of the Templars, especially that of his father Haytham Kenway and Charles Lee.
In his lifetime, Connor had joined and was inducted, officially mind you, to the Assassin's Order, the Hunting Society, the Boston Brawlers, and he became captain of his very own ship, The Aquila.
In summary, due to myself running short on time, Connor truly is the better assassin and his accomplishments do out-shine that of Edward Kenway.
I look forward to your rebuttal. Also, is that a Connor Kenway profile picture I spy? Very nice.
The thing is, Edward didn't kill an assassin to claim that assassin's rewards for leaving the order, Edward killed the bloke because that man sunk Edward's original ship. The man happened to be an assassin and the item he had was information that he planned to hand over to the Templars, a quest that Edward fulfilled for the traitor. Edward is nothing more than the common pirate who came upon some good fortune. He is no true assassin. As I stated before, he was never fully inducted to the Order of Assassins, unlike Connor who was officially inducted by Achilles.
Even in his life, Connor underwent far greater trials than Edward. He helped the Americans win the Revolutionary War through critical points such as The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Lexington. Connor rode with Paul Revere to alert the people of the blooming country that the British were coming to invade.
Connor even stopped tyranny in an alternate reality. When the Apple of Eden created an alternate universe around him in which George Washington become the new king of the colonies, Connor did all in his power to stop this newfound foe. Edward had to beat down an old man who wished to use an ancient piece of technology that wasn't working properly because he was missing a necessary component.
While Edward hunted the Caribbean to find a Sage, Connor moved along fighting the British, battling the Templars, defending a piece of Eden, and at one point, he even made an attempt to unite the Assassins and Templars by reuniting with his Templar father, Haytham.
Of the Kenways, Connor was truly the greater assassin and the only true assassin.
As the captain of the Jackdaw he quickly became feared and respected for his skill at the helm of a ship and his combat prowess, with even the renowned Edward Thatch commenting on his ability.
It was the promise of wealth, power and infamy that spurred Edward into seeking out the Observatory, at the expense of both the Templars and Assassins. Although the Assassin Mary Read knew him to be good at heart and capable of change, the Assassins en-large remained suspicious of him and strongly disagreed with his lifestyle.
Despite the vested interest of both the Assassins and the Templars in the veteran pirate, Edward remained steadfastly focused on his own goals: power, infamy and proof that he was better than he was born to be. Edward was also one to take any advantage afforded him, twisting the meaning of the Assassins' Creed to suit his own ends. Only after losing his friends and compatriots to greed and glory-seeking did he recant his previous behavior, and come to realize what the Creed truly promised: the power to make himself better than he was.
As a father, Edward encouraged his son to think for himself instead of believing everything his home-school teachers said. He also expressed pride toward his son when Haytham said that he would have offered a mugger clemency, instead of acting on the impulse to kill him. Edward could be quite conservative in other respects, such as his decision to marry off his daughter to Birch, as was the tradition of the day.
Connor put the good of his village above his own needs. When his village was burned to the ground, he swore to avenge the people that were harmed. He didn't do it out of his own selfish needs to become wealthy or famed; he did it because he wanted to right the wrongs that were committed by Charles Lee, Haytham Kenway, Thomas Hickey, and company. As it was stated right in Edward Kenway's wiki page, it wasn't until after he lost everything that he made any sort of attempt to change his ways.
Connor Kenway was a man of the people and he carried out what it truly means to be an assassin. He never looked for an infinitesimal amount of power over others, unlike Edward. He cared for the good of others and saw them as those that deserved to be free. He fought for the Assassin way of life and he fought against the tyranny of the Templar Order rather than delivering to them one of the great secrets of the day. Connor embodied everything a good Assassin should be and, unlike Edward, he was not shunned from the order in the beginning. He not only saved countless lives from the tyranny that was Great Britain at the time, but he also saved the life of one of the most influential figures in American history. Connor prevented an attempt on George Washington's life by the Templars. ###SPOILER ALERT###Edward couldn't even stop Blackbeard from being killed by nothing more than common soldiers.###END SPOILER###
In conclusion, Ratonhnhak":ton "Connor" Kenway truly was a greater assassin than that of Edward Kenway. To all those that do vote, I urge you to vote con on this debate.
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