Desmond Miles

Desmond Miles is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the frame story uniting the first five installments in the Assassin's Creed series of video games.wikipedia
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Assassin's Creed

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Desmond Miles is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the frame story uniting the first five installments in the Assassin's Creed series of video games.
For the first five main games, the framing story is set in 2012 and features series protagonist Desmond Miles who uses a machine called the Animus and relives the memories of his ancestors to find a way to avert the 2012 apocalypse.

Nolan North

Miles is voiced by Nolan North and is modeled after Canadian fashion model Francisco Randez.
His voice work includes characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed series, Ghost from Bungie's titles Destiny and Destiny 2, the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham franchise, Palawa Joko from Guild Wars 2, Meepo the Geomancer in Dota 2, David in The Last of Us, Cpt.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

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He is a descendant of a long line of other Assassins, including Adam, Aquilus, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Edward Kenway, Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton. He relives the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze (1459-1524; Italy), his ancestor from the Renaissance.
Ezio is an ancestor of Desmond Miles, the protagonist of most of the early series' backstory, who experiences Ezio's life through the Animus, a device unlocking hidden memories inside his DNA.

Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad

Altaïr
He is a descendant of a long line of other Assassins, including Adam, Aquilus, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Edward Kenway, Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton.
Altaïr is an ancestor (on the maternal side) of Desmond Miles, a modern-day assassin.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

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The framing story is set in the 21st century and features series protagonist Desmond Miles who, with the aid of a machine known as the Animus, relives the memories of his ancestors to find a way to avert the 2012 apocalypse.

Assassin's Creed (video game)

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The player is, in reality, playing as a modern-day man named Desmond Miles, who, through the use of a machine named the "Animus", is allowed the viewing and controlling of the protagonist's genetic memories of his ancestors, in this case, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, a member of the Assassins.

Frame story

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Desmond Miles is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the frame story uniting the first five installments in the Assassin's Creed series of video games.

Adams

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He is a descendant of a long line of other Assassins, including Adam, Aquilus, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Edward Kenway, Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton.

Human body

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He represents symbolically a form of transcendence from the necessity of the human body.

New York City

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Desmond lives in New York and works as a bartender.

Bartender

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Desmond lives in New York and works as a bartender.

Ancestor

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However, yet because his ancestors were renowned Assassins, he is eventually tracked down by Abstergo Industries and captured by the Templars.

Knights Templar

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However, yet because his ancestors were renowned Assassins, he is eventually tracked down by Abstergo Industries and captured by the Templars.

DNA

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Once inside Abstergo's facility, Desmond is forced to enter the Animus, an advanced technology which allows him to relive the memories of his ancestors stored in his DNA.

Consciousness

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It enables him to separate Desmond's consciousness from his body and to infuse his mind with his ancestors.

List of Assassin's Creed characters

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He is a descendant of a long line of other Assassins, including Adam, Aquilus, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Edward Kenway, Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton.
Desmond Miles (March 13, 1987 –December 21, 2012), a member of the Assassin Order in the 21st century and a descendant of numerous familial lines that had sworn an allegiance to the Assassins; including individuals such as Aquilus, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore de Firenze, Edward Kenway and Connor/Ratonhnhaké:ton.

MacGuffin

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He has been defined as a MacGuffin: "he exists to move the story forward, but he provides little substance".

Narrative

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He has been defined as a MacGuffin: "he exists to move the story forward, but he provides little substance".

Renaissance

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He relives the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze (1459-1524; Italy), his ancestor from the Renaissance.

Robert IV of Sablé

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Desmond learns of Altaïr's lover Maria Thorpe, a former Templar used as a decoy by Robert de Sablé.

Sistine Chapel

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The last segment of Ezio's memories brings an astonished Ezio and Desmond to a futuristic chamber underneath the Sistine Chapel, where a hologram of the goddess Minerva addresses Desmond by name and through Ezio warns him of an impending cataclysm with the potential to destroy all life on Earth.

Minerva

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The last segment of Ezio's memories brings an astonished Ezio and Desmond to a futuristic chamber underneath the Sistine Chapel, where a hologram of the goddess Minerva addresses Desmond by name and through Ezio warns him of an impending cataclysm with the potential to destroy all life on Earth.

Monteriggioni

Desmond, Lucy, Shaun and Rebecca arrive at Monteriggioni, where they set up a safehouse in the Villa Auditore's sanctuary; Desmond re-enters the Animus 2.0 to discover the location of the Apple of Eden, one of the "Pieces of Eden" obtained by Ezio.

Villa di Maiano

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Desmond, Lucy, Shaun and Rebecca arrive at Monteriggioni, where they set up a safehouse in the Villa Auditore's sanctuary; Desmond re-enters the Animus 2.0 to discover the location of the Apple of Eden, one of the "Pieces of Eden" obtained by Ezio.

Colosseum

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Through Ezio's memories, Desmond and the others learn the Apple is hidden under the Colosseum.