In the fictional story of the game Assassin's Creed
and it's sequels the Templars
are a near thousand
year old Christian group
of knights, politicians, and other
high authority figures (as well as civilians) who's goal is for a "better world". Though their means of doing so are questionable, as is their actual "goal" in the first place. The Templars
were political juggernauts in much of the 12th century
are the sworn enemy of the Assassin Order, who, despite their name, are more or less the peace keepers in this ongoing war. The Templars
for world domination using ancient artifacts believed (and in the story
eventually proven) to hold mystical powers.
are based on, and infact are the Knights Templar
, a Christian band
of knights from the 12th century. As well as their rivals the Assassin Order being
based on the real life band
of assassins known
as the Hashashin
(Hashashin believed to be the word "assassin" came from). In all reality these 2 groups did have their own bit of history together but, were never
nor was one or the other
the bad guy
. The Knights Templar were
most likely the more noble of the groups, but that's fairly debatable.
We are Templars! We are strong! We will not be outwitted by a band of hood wearing thieves!