Born during the Renaissance, Rodrigo de Mendoza was merchant-turned-mercenary captain. Stealing from foreign ships and unloading their cargo under the guise of good business, Rodrigo and his crew became rich and notorious.
Unfortunately, Rodrigo's decadence and wealth caught the attention of the Inquisition, who demanded massive tithings from him. Unwilling to share his riches, Torquemada branded Rodrigo and his crew heretics and shut down his operation.
After sacrificing his entire secret fortune as penance to the Inquisition to avoid a harsher sentence, Rodrigo and his crew joined forces with the Brotherhood, hoping to get their revenge.
Personality and characteristics
Rodrigo de Mendoza was a hedonistic captain for hire who said and did whatever his heart desired. His love of freedom transformed his legitimate merchant business into a clandestine pirate operation.
Equipment and skills
Rodrigo de Mendoza was skilled fencer able to deal high amounts of damage to multiple enemies. He was an expert of stealth and lockpick. He was also a treasure seeker with vast knowledge of treasure hunting.
Behind the scenes
- "Rodrigo" is a Spanish, Portuguese and Italian name derived from the Germanic name Roderick, given specifically in reference to either King Roderic (d. 712), the last Visigothic ruler or to Saint Roderick (d. 857), one of the Martyrs of Córdoba. "De Mendoza" is a Spanish family name meaning "of Mendoza", Mendoza being a village in Álava and also a noble house originating from Mendoza.
- Rodrigo shares his character design with the pirate Blaise Legros and the Privateer Animi Avatar in Abstergo Industries' secondary stage of the Animi Training Program.