Didier Hawking (died 2015) was a high-ranking Templar and a brilliant user of the Animus technology, known for his memory-hacking skills. He was able to cut the search time twenty-fold while it normally took less proficient users months or even years to find useful information.
In December 2015, the Assassin Joseph Laurier claimed that he was pretending to collaborate with the Templars in order to lure Hawking into a trap. But in truth, he was leading Xavier Chen into a trap, in exchange for providing the Templars with the location of the oracle Dorothy Osborne's remains, as well as Charlotte de la Cruz, a newly recruited Assassin. Joseph had Didier punch out a few teeth to show the Assassins he was tortured by the Templars. However, Joseph then detonated the tooth, which was really an explosive, killing Didier and all other Templars present.