The one in ACR didn't do that at all, he didn't even try to sound particularly similar. [21] In 2008, Mikel Reparaz of GamesRadar ranked him as the sixth best assassin in gaming, stating "Cool talents aside, Altaïr's a pretty compelling character in his own right, gradually growing out of his arrogant-prick phase to become more noble and altruistic. In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Altaïr creates a massive library hidden beneath the Masyaf fortress that supposedly has information that can tilt the scales in the war between the Templars and the Assassins. And as he does, he begins to actually question the morality of what he's doing, something few of the other assassins on this list ever do. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. He spent most of his childhood in Chicago, Illinois. After learning that the Chalice is kept in Jerusalem, Altaïr manages to arrive before the Templar leader, Robert de Sable. I can only imagine that the disks are allowing Ezio to relive those moments of Altair's life, so they are not translating for him, but he understands through immersion and the power of the disks. The memory disks from Revelations are actualy P.O.E. "[22] That same year, IGN's Jesse Schedeen listed Altaïr as one of the fighters they would have in their ultimate fighting game, saying he was a slightly more realistic and efficient version of the Prince from Prince of Persia. [24] Although Altaïr ultimately did not make the cut, Game Informer staff considered his inclusion in their "30 characters that defined a decade" collection, with Joe Juba saying, "Altaïr's rise to power is no less dramatic and impressive than Ezio's – it's just most of his transformation into a peerless master assassin took place off-screen. Her real name was revealed to be "Altair" and she came from an online music video called Altair: World Étude. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Since then, he has made guest appearances on shows such as The Unit, Californication, Grey's Anatomy, 24, and many more. The game is set on the island of Cyprus, taking the player to two of its cities, Limassol and Kyrenia. He spent most of his childhood in Chicago, Illinois. The animus is just politely translating it into English for us. Altaïr later awoke and discovered that he had been stripped of his rank, but was told by Al-Mualim that he would be able to recover it if he could kill nine Templars in the Holy Land. Altaïr and his mentor battled each other and Altaïr finally killed him, taking his place as Mentor. This has been discussed quite alot so I'll just repeat myself: Back in the day, alot of people complained about Altair's voice in the original AC. recordings of the real Altair. Philip is best known for his role as legendary assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad in Ubisoft's hit video game Assassin's Creed. He also married Maria Thorpe, who was the decoy of Robert de Sable, after he convinced her to defect to the Assassins. Actually, Nolan North (VA of Drake) did the voice for Desmond Miles. While in the library, Altaïr recorded one last memory on a key he kept with him and died moments after. He was then sent on a mission to Solomon's Temple to recover a hidden artifact. I don't know about Subject 16, but Altair's voice actor is different in Revelations. "[18] The 2011 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition lists the character as the 30th most popular video game character. He lived from 1165 to 1257, and his remains were found in the Masyaf Castle library by the Italian Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 1512. Altair had a different voice actor. Using the Apple of Eden he seemed to know the future, as he used a small firearm to kill Abbas Sofian in 1247, just at the advent of early Chinese firearms. [6] Though Altaïr considered Al Mualim a second father, he killed him in September 1191 after discovering his betrayal. [2] He was trained in the Masyaf Castle in Syria by Al Mualim, his guardian since childhood. Altaïr is tasked by Al Mualim to find and retrieve a sacred object: The Chalice. Altaïr fled to Masyaf to report his failure but was followed, resulting in Masyaf being attacked by the Templars. Years later Altaïr retook the Order with the help of Assassins led by Tazim Al-Sayf, the son of Malik. [27] GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd was somewhat less critical of Shabaz's performance, writing that he did an "all-right" job as Altaïr, but still found him lacking compared to the other actors in the game. 3 years ago. Animus 1.0 setting compared to Animus 2.0. In the novel Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade, Altaïr and Maria's relationship is more fully explored. Later, Masyaf was attacked by Mongols and Altaïr helped the explorers escape by using the Apple to fend off the attackers. However, as he removed the helmet of the Templar, he found out that he had not faced Robert but a woman. It makes no sense why Altaïr sounded American while other assassins had Arabic accents. He also gave the Venetians the memory keys to the library, before sealing himself into the library along with the Apple after saying goodbye to Darim. He was voiced by Philip Shahbaz in the first game. During the Third Crusade, the Crusaders' armies clash with Saracens, fighting over control of the Holy City of Jerusalem. In Revelations, he is voiced by Cas Anvar. During this time, Altaïr used what he had learned from the Apple to create new techniques and innovations for the Assassins to use. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines takes place between the events of the original Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed II. award. Altaïr followed and finally killed Robert, who revealed that Al Mualim was actually using Altaïr to obtain the Apple of Eden, a powerful artifact left behind by the First Civilization. We are seeing and hearing his true face and voice. Altaïr was able to assassinate the first eight, then discovered that his last target was Robert himself. His family moved to Turlock, California in 1982. In universe explanation: Basically what you said, Rebecca had a better, more accurate animus than Abstergo. Umar was later executed by the forces of Saladin when he was revealed to have participated in a disastrous mission to assassinate the ruler, which resulted in Umar killing a nobleman who had caught him. He then divided his books by giving some to the Polos and sending some to Alexandria. Altaïr and Darim fled Masyaf and Altaïr fell into a deep depression. The Assassins were able to fend off their enemies, but Altaïr was punished by being stabbed by Al-Mualim.[10]. Lol. He had two sons, Darim and Sef Ibn-La'Ahad. If everything about the game he inhabited had been as polished and brilliant as him, we certainly would have felt very differently about Assassin's Creed. The new voice actor doesn't even come close to … Maybe the Abstergo animus not only changes languages but also changes the accent to match the user's? Learn how and when to remove this template message,, BLP articles lacking sources from May 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 August 2018, at 21:35. GameSpy's Will Tuttle, when comparing the character to Assassin's Creed II's protagonist Ezio Auditore, wrote that while Altaïr was "undeniably badass," the lack of any backstory or motives made him difficult to care about. The animus is thus helping his mind adjust by giving features to Altair that would help Desmond immerse himself. Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Arabic: الطائر إبن لا أحد ‎, meaning "The Bird, Son of No One") is a fictional character in the Assassin's Creed series. [19] He was voted as the ninth top character of the 2000s decade by Game Informer's readers. There is only the skeleton of Altaïr, holding the sixth Masyaf key, and the Apple of Eden on a pedestal at the back of the room. His father was an Iranian American. The original Assassin's Creed takes place in 1191. There it is revealed that the Chalice is a woman named Adha, whom Altaïr knew and had feelings for before the events of the game. I would have liked to hear the original's accent. I believe the in game explanation is that Desmond is experiencing his first time in the animus in AC 1 and has never synced with an ancestor before. Thereby giving him the same face, height, lip scar, and voice.