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- "It's quite simple, amici (my friends). If you desire care, you'll submit yourselves fully to our new ruler. The choice is yours to make. Continue to support the Medici - who - as you know, have long since fled Firenze - or accept Savonarola."
- ―The Doctor addressing a crowd, 1497.[src]
The Doctor (died 1497) was one of Girolamo Savonarola's nine lieutenants, men that were given power to aid Savonarola in his rule of Florence during the Bonfire of the Vanities. Like many others, he was controlled by the use of the Apple.
Rise to power
Soon after taking control of Florence, Savonarola assigned nine men as his lieutenants. It was their job to make sure the citizens of Florence would obey Savonarola. The Doctor did this by only treating the citizens that were loyal to Savonarola, thus forcing those that needed medical treatment to obey Savonarola.
The Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze found the Doctor standing before a large crowd at the Ospedale degli Innocenti, protected by a line of guards. The Doctor offered free medical care, on the sole condition that the patients first pledged their loyalty to Savonarola. While he gave a speech, Ezio bypassed the guards, and assassinated the Doctor. In his dying moments, the Doctor accused Ezio of having "spilled the blood of a healer". Upon being called a tyrant by Ezio, the Doctor realized that he had grown intoxicated with power.