Friday Night Fights - Ezio vs. Agent 47

When a villain is loose, when war is imminent, when the very known galaxy is facing certain destruction *breathless pause*... it's totally inappropriate timing to have a popularity contest. But right now we've got peace, and with our 100 Best Heroes of All-Time rankings out, it's time to tease out--scientifically!--just who is better than whom.

Tale of the tape: This week, two assassins enter the ring, Hitman's Agent 47 and Assassin's Creed's Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Here's why they are two of the best

Agent 47 - To refer to Hitman’s Agent 47 as a hero would be a bit of a misnomer. He has been known, after all, to unceremoniously murder a man simply because his clothes were deemed desirable, and then also cram that man’s naked corpse into a armoire in an insane effort to cover his tracks. So there’s that. But as far as greatest characters go, may we remind you that Agent 47 shows absolutely no compunction in killing a man, stealing his clothes, and then shoving that guy’s cold, dead, naked corpse into an armoire? Pretty awesome.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze - We were with Ezio when his father and brothers were wrongfully hanged before his own eyes. We felt his rage when his family’s name was dragged through the mud, and he was forced to flee Florence with his mother and sisters in tow. Most importantly, we were there when he developed his undying sense of justice and matured into one of the greatest assassin’s the order had ever seen. No matter his mission, Ezio was always charming and willing to help those in need. He was a selfless man, one that put his life on the line time and time again to make sure evildoers were swiftly put down. The Italian Assassin may be retired, but we’ll never forget his journey or his sacrifice.

Who's the better assassin?

If you want to find out more lore behind Assassin's Creed III, check out the 21 must-know facts about the Assassin's Creed universe. If Agent 47 is more your guy, check out 9 reasons to be excited for Hitman: Absolution.

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