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PL Truth SeekerHQ They call me many things: Murderer. Cutthroat. Thief. But you may call me Il Lupo.

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"Baltasar and I created Il Lupo. He dresses as his enemy. Wields their intricate weapons. Uses their techniques. Effective, if not perfect, imitations."
Fiora Cavazza about Il Lupo's skills.[src]

Il Lupo (English: The Wolf) (died 1503), was a member of the Templar Order who had been trained by Baltasar de Silva and Fiora Cavazza to mimic the techniques and skills of the Assassins.

In 2012, his genetic memories were used as an Animi Avatar by the Templar company Abstergo Industries, for the first stage of training for their Animus recruits, under the title of the Prowler.[1]


Serving the Borgia[]

Some time after Fiora and Baltasar had tailed and studied the Assassins, they both attempted to "create" their own. With this in mind, the two trained Il Lupo to master everything they had witnessed about their enemies, such as their movement and assassination techniques.[2]

He also wielded his own imitation of their iconic Hidden Blade, a set of "fang-like blades" that were "clumsy but efficient," as Fiora once described.[2]

Following this, upon finishing his training and learning all that he was told to do, Il Lupo was sent out on missions by Cesare Borgia himself.[2]


"With Baltasar dead, Il Lupo remains the only one who can tie me to any harm done to the Assassins."
―Fiora, just before seeking out Il Lupo.[src]

Some time later, Fiora was betrayed by Cesare, so she joined forces with the Assassins in retaliation. To hide the evidence of how much she had learned of the Assassin Order while she had worked for the Templars, and to remove another risk to her new allies in one fell swoop, Fiora planned to eliminate Il Lupo.[2]

When she was ready, Fiora left a signal on the Pasquino statue as a message to Il Lupo that she wished to meet him. Following this, Fiora waited for him at the docks at sunset, with an Assassin tailing her for her protection, as she had only recently escaped an attempt on her life by Baltasar. However, Il Lupo quickly killed the Assassin and threw their body into the river, before telling Fiora calmly that she had been followed.[2]

Fair Game

Il Lupo's final moments

Making up a bluff, Fiora began to tell him of an "assignment" from Cesare, which was to eliminate a target on a boat out in the harbor. As Il Lupo turned away from her to look towards the boat, and questioned how he would be able to reach it unseen, Fiora ambushed him.[2]

With a surprise attack, she cut into his back with a poisoned, iron-tipped fan, though Il Lupo retaliated, backhanding her and drawing his rapier. However, his efforts were in vain, as he quickly succumbed to the poison; vomiting, cursing and questioning Fiora as he died.[2]

Skills and equipment[]

The grey of Il Lupo's cloak evoked a wolf's coat, and the "fang-like" blades resembled a wolf's fangs, concealed right before the strike.

Behind the scenes[]

Il Lupo is a character introduced in Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy, before making his game debut in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as part of the multiplayer game mode.

In the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood official strategy guide (Collector's Edition), Il Lupo was shown with an actual Hidden Blade, instead of his switchblade, though the Hidden Blade was worn on his right arm.

Il Lupo's name structure was similar to La Volpe's. In addition, both of their clothing and personalities resembled their animal namesakes.