Alright so I had this pop into my head on the train this morning and I wanted to share. I have no idea if it’s been done before but here goes: What if the Assassin’s and Templars came from the Four Nations? Like Avatar the Last Airbender. Where would they come from? Here’s my little “headcanon” if you may…
(Feel free to add anything else, or add your own ideas to it! It was a coffee fueled, 6am daydream)
Altair - Air. it suits him. His upbringing, where he was born and raised, it just works.
Ezio - Fire. need I say more? I mean, it’s in his name. He’s got a hot blooded demeanor, sort of like a lot of young firebenders exude.
Connor (Ratonhnhaké:ton) - Earth. As a Native American, he’s very in tune with nature and his surroundings. I feel like he could Earthbend like Toph does in a way, though not quite the same. He listens to the earth rather than the earth listening to him.
Edward - Water. This one is also obvious. He belongs on the sea, in the water. There’s no other element that flows with him more perfectly. His attitude also kind of reminds me of Master Pacu in a way!
Shay - Fire. My conclusion. Hear me out. I was thinking water, because like Edward, he loves the seas. However, I see a lot of Zuko in Shay. The fiery spirit of a young boy looking for something. In the end, being a firebender suits his personality.
Arno - Water. I see water when I see Arno. Waterbending is like a dance, and when I see Arno I think ballrooms and romance. He’s graceful like a waterbender.
Jacob and Evie - Metal. What could suit these twins more? It’s the Industrial Revolution after all. They’re tough and it’s a modern twist on earthbending.
And as for the Avatar, I chose Connor. He and Aang share so many things in common in who and what they represent. They’re very loyal to their people (even though the air nomads are gone) and they’re for the freedom of everyone. Connor is more ready to fight than Aang, but they’re both nimble and quick and excellent fighters.
If anyone wants to add anything or input their own ideas, feel free!