Are Connor Kenway and Edward Kenway related in Assassin’s Creed?  

Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that spans over generations, and you’d be surprised to know that various characters in the game are related to each other. One such interesting connection is between Connor Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III and Edward Kenway, the main character of Black Flag. 

Since they both share the same second name, you might wonder if these two assassins are related to each other in some way. After all, the time span between Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag is only a few years.  

Connor Kenway is Edward’s grandson, as they’re directly related through Haytham Kenway, the main antagonist of Assassin’s Creed III. It’s because Connor is Haytham’s son, as shown in the game. Likewise, Haytham is Edward’s first child, making them directly related to each other.  

There are several other interesting connections between the characters of the Assassin’s Creed franchise that might catch your interest. Therefore, in this article, I’ll answer all the common questions relating to the descendants in Assassin’s Creed.  

Who is Edward Kenway’s descendant? 

Are Connor Kenway and Edward Kenway related in Assassin’s Creed?
Desmond Miles

Desmond Miles, the modern-day character who appeared in Assassin’s Creed III is the descendant of Edward Kenway. He was born in the Assassin’s bloodline, but he fled from the lifestyle in the hopes of pursuing his own dreams.  

Desmond Miles is related to three different Assassin’s Creed protagonists: Altair, Ezio, and Connor. As a result, Desmond’s DNA consists of a very high concentration of the First Civilization. He plays a crucial role in the modern-day Assassin’s Creed storyline that takes place in AC III.  

Is Ezio related to the Kenways? 

Are Connor Kenway and Edward Kenway related in Assassin’s Creed?

Ezio isn’t directly related to the Kenways. Ezio is part of the Auditore family and doesn’t share any relations with the Kenways in the Assassin’s Creed games. The only similarities the Auditore and Kenway share is through Desmond Miles who’s the descendant of these families.  

The Kenways and Auditore families share Isu genes, the race that ruled humanity in pre-history. However, they were not directly related to each other in any other way. They shared the goal of taking down the Order of the Ancients, who deliberately sought to continue the Isu bloodline.  

The actions of the Order of the Ancients attempted the careful selective breeding of these bloodlines, merging the Auditore and Kenway families through Desmond Miles. As a result, Desmond Miles is the only human in modern-day Assassin’s Creed with 1% ISU DNA. Other humans in the world only share 0.0002% Isu DNA.  

Is Edward Kenway an assassin or a Templar? 

Are Connor Kenway and Edward Kenway related in Assassin’s Creed?
Edward Kenway

Edward Kenway was born into the Assassin Order and isn’t related to the Templar. He is the descendant of the Kenway Assassin Order and is the grandfather of Connor Kenway, the main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III.  

Before turning into an assassin, Edward was a privateer and a pirate, and boarded a ship to Jamaica with hopes of sailing with Benjamin Hornigold. However, their ship was attacked with only two survivors left, him and an assassin named Duncan Walpole.  

Eventually, he turned into an assassin toward the end of Black Flag. But, before that, he didn’t pay any attention to issues with Brotherhood and their conflicts with the Templars. After the events of the game, he turned into one of the greatest assassins in the world. 

Who is Connor Kenway’s father in Assassin’s Creed? 

Are Connor Kenway and Edward Kenway related in Assassin’s Creed?
Haytham Kenway

Haytham Kenway is the father of Connor Kenway in Assassin’s Creed III. He was first introduced as an assassin early into the game and turns into the main antagonist by the end of AC III.  

Haytham was revealed to be the grandmaster Templar who takes control of the organisation and makes sure everything was under control. In Assassin’s Creed III, he teams up with his son, Connor when the Templar becomes an issue for the Assassin’s guild. 

Eventually, he turns on Connor and is killed by his son at the end of Assassin’s Creed III. During his last breath, he says that even though he doesn’t approve of his son joining the assassin’s guild, he is proud of Connor.   

About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.

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