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Adam was a hybrid leader of the human rebellion against the Isu during the Human-Isu War. He was also a distant ancestor to both Clay Kaczmarek[1] and Desmond Miles.[2]

Conceived in order to preserve the DNA of the technologically advanced beings,[2] Adam and Eve turned against their masters and chose to fight for humanity's free will. He is considered one of the first proto-Assassins, alongside Eve,[3] and was later immortalized in Biblical mythology.[4]



Adam and Eve Driven out of Eden

Adam and Eve Driven out of Eden, by Gustave Doré

In Biblical mythology, Adam was the first man. Created by God from the Earth, he was later given a partner, Eve, made from his rib. They resided in the Garden of Eden, a utopian paradise together. After being left to their own devices, Adam was convinced by Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, unbeknownst to him, she had been tricked into doing so by Satan. They partook in disobeying God's Will and ate the fruit.[5] Afterwards, they gained free will and suddenly ashamed at their nakedness, clothed themselves in make-shift coverage made of leaves. After this indiscretion, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden as punishment.[6]

After being cast out, Adam would father children with Eve, their first born sons were Abel and Cain. Cain would later kill his brother out of jealousy, however, and was thus branded the first murderer. After Abel's death and Cain's banishment, Adam fathered another son, Seth. Other sons and daughters were bore after Seth also.[7] Once Adam reached the age of 930, after fathering a further 30 sons and 30 daughters, he died. Eve soon followed six days later.[8]



Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve after escaping Eden

Some time before the Toba Catastrophe, after Eve, another hybrid, stole one of the First Civilization's "Apples of Eden", Adam was urged to touch the Apple by Eve, and upon doing so had his mind freed.[9] The two then rebelled against their creators[10] and attempted to escape Eden, though they were stopped by an unknown force.[11]


Adam and Eve were the parents of Cain and Abel, the former of whom would go on to kill his younger brother in order to acquire his Apple of Eden and establish teachings later adopted by the Knights Templar,[12] some of whom considered themselves the "Children of Cain".[13]

Later, Adam was seen by the Abrahamic religions as the first man and the ancestor of all humans. His story of taking the Apple of Eden alongside Eve was altered as an act of disobedience against God, resulting in what became known as the "fall of man" from the Garden of Eden. During the Renaissance, Adam also became an artistic subject, appearing in many paintings depicting events of the Bible.[1]

In 1725, while under the influence of a Piece of Eden shaped like a crescent amulet, the Assassin Edward Kenway experienced several visions of the past and the future, including one of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.[14]

In 2012, the Assassin Clay Kaczmarek, a distant descendant of Adam, discovered his relation to him, and by extension the true origins of humanity, following intensive prolonged exposure to the Animus which eventually drove him to commit suicide. Before that, Clay uploaded a video file into the Animus showcasing Adam and Eve's escape from Eden that was later viewed by his successor Desmond Miles.[1]

Personality and traits[]

Adam possessed a trait of curiosity, evident to when Eve showed him the Apple. His voice however failed to mask a hint of fear of what the Isu might do if they'd be found.[9] As a hybrid, Adam were biologically immune to the effects of the Pieces of Eden on his brain, lacking the neurotransmitter upon which the Pieces of Eden acted and that would have compelled him to obey.[1]

Skills and equipment[]

While in Eden, Adam was dressed in a skin-colored or translucent bodysuit adorned with the trademark Isu glowing marks. Adam was proficient in freerunning, as shown when he and Eve escaped Eden and climbed vertically up a tall building without visible exhaustion.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Adam is a biblical figure and character first introduced in Assassin's Creed II through the completion of all the hidden glyph puzzles. He was voiced by Nolan North, who returned to portray him in the Assassin's Creed: Revelations downloadable expansion The Lost Archive.