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SK-LorD4rk
04-14-2017, 12:16 AM
Hey guys, based on CandleInTheDark thread to discuss supernatural connotations in some characters (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1630611-Supernatural-connotations-in-some-characters), I’ve decided to put together a list to gather the real historical representation and/or historical inspirations for all the heroes we have in the game.

There is also a parallel list that I will update periodically, based on popular vote and discussion in this thread, for the greatest (heroic and legendary) historical representation of the warriors, per hero class, that existed in the humankind history:

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KNIGHTS
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CONQUEROR

Heroic:
Legendary:


LAWBRINGER

Heroic:
Legendary:


PEACEKEEPER (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins)

Heroic: Hassan-i Sabbah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan-i_Sabbah)
Legendary: Rashid ad-Din Sinan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_ad-Din_Sinan)


WARDEN

Heroic: Roland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland)
Legendary: William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Marshal,_1st_Earl_of_Pembroke)


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VIKINGS
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BERSERK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker)

Heroic: B÷dvar Bjarki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6dvar_Bjarki)
Legendary:


RAIDER

Heroic:
Legendary:



VALKYRIE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shieldmaiden)

Heroic: Veborg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veborg)
Legendary: Brynhildr (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brynhildr)


WARLORD

Heroic:
Legendary:



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SAMURAI
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KENSEI

Heroic: Sasaki Kojirō (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojir%C5%8D) | Makara Naotaka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makara_Naotaka)
Legendary: Takeda Shingen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeda_Shingen)


NOBUSHI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna-bugeisha)

Heroic: Tomoe Gozen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe_Gozen) | Nakano Takeko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakano_Takeko) | Hōjō Masako (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Dj%C5%8D_Masako)
Legendary: Empress Jingū (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Jing%C5%AB)


OROCHI

Heroic: Itō Ittōsai Kagehisa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%C5%8D_Itt%C5%8Dsai)
Legendary: Miyamoto Musashi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyamoto_Musashi) (this will change if the Ronin class is released)


SHUGOKI

Heroic:
Legendary:



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DLC (characters to be confirmed)
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CENTURION (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion)

Heroic:
Legendary: Gaius Crastinus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaius_Crastinus)


NINJA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja)

Heroic:
Legendary: Hattori Hanzō (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattori_Hanz%C5%8D)


HIGHLANDER

Heroic:
Legendary: Sir William Wallace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace)



You shall notice that I was heavily based on Wikipedia to put together the initial list. Although overall fair, they are not the safest/most accurate source to gather info. Hardcore purists and polemologists, please don’t take offence and forgive me in advance if there is any abysmal error in the list.

This is a collaborative reference list, so let’s have some fun and create a concise one together! ;)

UbiNoty
04-14-2017, 12:25 AM
I'd vote to put Altair under PK - he's totally a real-life historical figure right? :>
(I've always wondered, if you're an assassin by profession but everyone knows your name, can you really call yourself a good assassin?)

bmason1000
04-14-2017, 12:58 AM
I'd vote to put Altair under PK - he's totally a real-life historical figure right? :>
(I've always wondered, if you're an assassin by profession but everyone knows your name, can you really call yourself a good assassin?)

But do they know your face...?

SK-LorD4rk
04-14-2017, 01:20 AM
I'd vote to put Altair under PK - he's totally a real-life historical figure right? :>
(I've always wondered, if you're an assassin by profession but everyone knows your name, can you really call yourself a good assassin?)

There is much controversy regarding the existence of Alta´r ibn-La'Ahad (and Malik). Best theory is that he was inspired by a real famous muslin assassin named El-Tah´r. Unfortunately, there's no official record of them.

pancakerz
04-14-2017, 01:24 AM
can't wait for the (((secret))) new class where you can add in Hattori Hanzo.

SK-LorD4rk
04-14-2017, 01:36 AM
can't wait for the (((secret))) new class where you can add in Hattori Hanzo.

Already! Can't wait too!!!

Karma_Ghost
04-14-2017, 07:44 AM
Shugoki is based on sumo as evidenced by the tsuna (rope with little paper things hanging off) on several of the armor models and from the sumo emote (poorly performed shiko). While I doubt the designers picked specific people as the inspiration for each warrior, if you just want to stick names on a list, here are some candidates.

Legendary: Akashi Shiganosuke
Heroic: Raiden Tameemon

SK-LorD4rk
04-14-2017, 04:29 PM
Shugoki is based on sumo as evidenced by the tsuna (rope with little paper things hanging off) on several of the armor models and from the sumo emote (poorly performed shiko). While I doubt the designers picked specific people as the inspiration for each warrior, if you just want to stick names on a list, here are some candidates.

Legendary: Akashi Shiganosuke
Heroic: Raiden Tameemon

Shugoki case is more tricky, as I believe they were mainly inspired by the mythological Oni, like in this picture:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Oni.jpg

I would say they are a blend of: the Oni, the Sumo champions you posted and the Kanabō (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D) wielders samurai warriors. I'm still searching for a "perfect fit" thou.

Thanks for the input!

DrExtrem
04-14-2017, 05:15 PM
Warden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland

SK-LorD4rk
04-14-2017, 05:40 PM
Warden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland

Nice one! Added.

I've also updated: Kensei and PK.

SK-LorD4rk
04-15-2017, 08:53 PM
Updates: Valkyrie

Tundra 793
04-15-2017, 10:05 PM
I'd vote to put Altair under PK - he's totally a real-life historical figure right? :>
(I've always wondered, if you're an assassin by profession but everyone knows your name, can you really call yourself a good assassin?)

James Bond seems to be doing alright.



A possible Berserker inspiration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6dvar_Bjarki

SK-LorD4rk
04-16-2017, 07:39 AM
A possible Berserker inspiration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6dvar_Bjarki

Nice one! Added!