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"Dead men tell no tales..."

Blackbeard (harvested from: Edward Thatch) was an Animi Avatar used by the entertainment branch of Abstergo Industries, as part of their plan to influence the general public, via the console stage of the Animus technology. He was only available through a system update, and wielded a cutlass as his specialty weapon.

Unique Moves

Blackbeard had several unique moves:

(Low Profile, Front)

Facing his target, Blackbeard pulls out his cutlass and strikes them in the forehead with its hilt. He then takes advantage of their defenselessness by piercing his victim's stomach with his blade and withdrawing it quickly, watching them crumple to the floor, dead.

(Low Profile, Back)

Behind his target, Blackbeard draws his cutlass, before slashing it horizontally across their spine, causing them to go weak at the knees. He then follows through with his attack by wedging his blade into the right of his victim's abdomen, and proceeds to free his cutlass by forcing them forwards with his foot, his weapon slashing through their side along the way.

(High Profile, Front)

Racing toward his target, Blackbeard pulls out his cutlass and slashes them across the stomach in one fluid motion, causing them to kneel forward from the sudden pain. Using this to his advantage, he embeds his blade downwards into his victim's throat and rips it back out, sending them falling face forward and choking on their own blood.

(High Profile, Back)

Surprising his target from behind, Blackbeard thrusts his cutlass into their back, before slowly and painfully forcing the blade forward until it fully penetrates them, the hilt adjacent to their body. As his victim stares down at his cutlass, Blackbeard roughly pulls it free, the momentum causing them to collapse to the ground dead shortly afterwards.

(Personal High Profile, Front)

Approaching his target from the front, Blackbeard pulls out his cutlass before roughly clotheslining them with his left arm, sending them sprawling to the floor. Following this, he drives his sword down into his victim's stomach with his right hand, leaving behind a deep wound that would cause their death by blood loss shortly after.

(Personal High Profile, Back)

Closing the distance to his target from behind, Blackbeard withdraws his cutlass, before cruelly slashing it across their upper back. As they react to this unexpected attack, Blackbeard hacks his sword into the right of his victim's chest, slashing through their lung from behind and wedging his weapon deep into their torso. To free his cutlass, Blackbeard kicks their legs out from underneath them, forcing them onto their back while he sheathes away his sword.

(Aerial Kill)

Leaping onto his target from above, Blackbeard removes his cutlass in mid-air. When he lands, he forces them onto their back and impales his victim in their heart with his sword, before standing and leaving their motionless corpse on the ground.

(Bench Kill)

Grabbing his seated target's foot, Blackbeard drags them off the bench until their head rests against it. Before his victim can do anything to defend themselves, he forcefully kicks them in the face, violently sending their head backwards and breaking his target's neck on the bench behind them.


  • "Blackbeard rules!"
  • "Blackbeard's best!"
  • "To your death!"
  • "I've eaten bigger men."
  • "Just try me."
  • "Taste my mettle."
  • "You're done here."
  • "Get outta here!"
  • "Haul off."


Blackbeard could be customized in several ways:


  • Basic: Black
  • Extra 1: White
  • Extra 2: Red


  • Pirate Costume
  • Templar Costume
  • Assassin Costume
  • Alternative Costume 1
  • Alternative Costume 2
  • Warrior Costume
  • Sea Terror Costume
  • Frightening Meteor Costume
  • Prestige Costume
  • Turncoat Costume
  • Pristine Costume

In-depth customization:

  • Heads:
    • Pirate Locks
    • Hair Trim
    • Pearled Pirate Locks
  • Gear 01:
    • Leather Pistol Strap
    • Reinforced Leather Strap
    • Triple Pistol Strap
  • Gear 02:
    • Red Silk Belt
    • Reinforced Leather Strap
    • Velvet Belt
  • Gear 03:
    • Black Handguards
    • Red Handguards
    • Golden Handguards
  • Scars:
    • Scar 1: A single vertical line across the right corner of the mouth.
    • Scar 2: A single diagonal line across the right eye and eyebrow.
    • Scar 3: Two diagonal scars, with one on the left cheek and one above the right corner of the mouth.
  • War paint:
    • War paint 1: Twin streaks of paint running from the nosebridge to the jaw.
    • War paint 2: The entire top left area of the face.
    • War paint 3: Thin vertical lines of paint that run parallel across the face.
  • Tattoos:
    • Tattoo 1: A series of horizontal lines across the nose and cheeks, with three short vertical lines extending from the lowest horizontal one.
    • Tattoo 2: A symmetrical design composed of complex patterns.
    • Tattoo 3: Ink beneath the cheekbones, around the eyes and nose, giving a skull-like appearance.

Main weapons:

  • Swords:
    • Naval Cutlass
    • Pirate Cutlass
    • High Seas Cutlass
    • Blackbeard's Cutlass
  • Sledgehammers:
    • Lump Hammer
    • War Hammer
  • Pistols:
    • Metal Pistols
    • Rough Pistols

Silent weapons:


  • The Queen Anne's Revenge achievement could be obtained by performing an acrobatic kill and a Pistol kill in less than ten seconds while playing as Blackbeard.
  • Blackbeard shares his first taunt with the Bear, second taunt with the Bombardier and his third taunt with the Privateer. He also uses the latter's Personal High Profile, Back kill, while his Personal High Profile, Front kill comes from the Knight.