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Álvaro Gramática
ACS Alvaro Gramatica
Biographical information

4 April 1965
Mexico City, Mexico

Political information

Abstergo Industries

Real-world information
Appears in

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia

Voice actor

Marcel Jeannin

Álvaro Gramática (born 1965) is a Research executive in the Future Technology division of Abstergo Industries, and a member of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order.[1]


Early lifeEdit

Álvaro was born in Mexico City in 1965 and graduated from university at the age of 17 with advanced degrees in physics and computer science, eventually developing an expertise in mechanical engineering and biology.[2]

Early years with AbstergoEdit

Álvaro was recruited into Abstergo in 2008 to work on the Akashic Satellite Plexus. In 2009, he created the Data Dump Scanner, a proprietary technology that would eventually lead to the creation of Helix, when combined with the Animus interface.[2] He quickly developed a rivalry with long-term Abstergo employee and fellow Templar, Dr. Warren Vidic, who he felt could always do with being "knocked down a peg".[3]

In 2011, Gramática received an offer from fellow Inner Sanctum member Isabelle Ardant. She gave Álvaro the opportunity to hand Alan Rikkin a new working Piece of Eden after the DIA satellite accident by giving him an apparently broken Shroud of Eden for him to fix. Álvaro accepted her offer since it would kill Vidic's Animus Project.[4]

By 2012, Álvaro managed to trigger the Shroud's healing function by shooting himself while wearing it, causing a Precursor to briefly possess him.[5] Isabelle later assigned Violet da Costa of Sigma Team to work with Gramática, who had her wear the Shroud and shot her, causing a Precursor named Consus to possess her. Gramática conversed with Consus but the conversation came to an end when Violet's wound was healed. With Violet's consent, Gramática shot her again.[3]

Following Vidic's death in 2012, Álvaro's desire to use all resources available to Abstergo in his Phoenix Project, even at the expense of other Abstergo operations, begun to cause strife within the Inner Sanctum. Álvaro was unable to keep the Templars unified toward a common goal like Vidic had been.[2]

On 21 December 2012, during one of his usual conversations with Consus through Violet's body, he informed Álvaro of Juno's release from her imprisonment in the Grand Temple. Greatly disturbed by the event, Consus claimed that all was now lost, while a confused Álvaro demanded him to explain what he was talking about.[6]

In 2013, Violet and Sigma Team leader Juhani Otso Berg drugged Álvaro by their own initiative to use the Shroud and speak to Consus to ask him if Juno and her followers were a serious threat without anyone noticing. For their surprise, Álvaro was barely affected by the drugs and discovered the pair while they were about to use the Shroud. He then interrogate Berg asking him the reason of why they had broken into his office. Happy with his answer, he let them proceed. Berg shot Violet, who was using the Shroud, and Consus possessed her body. Berg asked him about Juno and found out that she had induced her consciousness into "the grey area inside of systems" using Consus' former research. Álvaro concluded that Berg and Violet were right to be concerned and that they needed to do more research on Juno.[7]

Head of Phoenix ProjectEdit

As of 2014, he is the director of the Phoenix Project, which aims to successfully sequence a full First Civilization genome. After the death of John Standish the year before, Gramática's team analyzed his body and DNA. Through their research, Gramática found that roughly five percent of Standish's genome was pure First Civilization DNA, and decided that locating other Sages would be the most practical way to achieve his goals.[8]

In his efforts, Gramática frequently contacted Melanie Lemay, head of Abstergo Entertainment, for advice, insight and leads concerning the location of Sages, specifically their remains. Under his authorization, Abstergo Entertainment's Robert Fraser began analyzing the genetic memories of Arno Dorian.[8]

Gramática also instructed Lemay on how to deal with intruders into Abstergo Entertainment's Helix network using the company's proprietary intrusion detection system. When implemented, the system sent intruders into hippocampal shock, or even death in some cases. However, this defense was bypassed by a Helix initiate who saved their trapped comrades.[8]

On 13 October, the Paris lab was assaulted by the Assassins. Gramática was wearing the Shroud when he was confronted by Shaun Hastings and Galina Voronina, the latter who promptly killed him. But when the Assassins had left, the Shroud, though damaged beyond repair, was able to revive Gramática.[9]

Quest for the ShroudEdit

ACS Templar Meeting 2

Gramática speaking with Ardant

In 2015, Gramática worked with Isabelle Ardant in order to recover a new Shroud of Eden located in London. Violet da Costa was able to retrieve the Shroud, though Isabelle was killed by Shaun Hastings when he stabbed her with his Shock Blade. Ecstatic to have the Piece of Eden, Gramática revealed his plans to use the Shroud to recreate an actual First Civilization member from scratch and planned to call Alan Rikkin to update him on this development.[10]

Folllowing the death of Ardant and the recovery of the Shroud, Gramática retreated to a top-secret facility to continue working on Project Phoenix without prying eyes. Even his fellow Templars, such as Laetitia England, were unaware of his exact location. Gramática did, however, send the coordinates to Berg, allowing him to deliver the Precursor box to his lab, which he hoped would help him better understand the Shroud. [11]

Personality and characteristicsEdit

Álvaro Gramática was noted as being a genius from the day he was born, excelling in puzzles like Sudoku. His genius, coupled with his expertise in mechanical engineering and biology made him attractive as a potential employee to Abstergo.[2]

Following his appointment as director of the Phoenix Project in 2014, Álvaro become completely focused on his goal of fully sequencing a First Civilization genome, and hoped to use every resource available to Abstergo in this mission. This caused some strife with his fellow Templars, and Álvaro was unable to keep the Inner Sanctum unified towards a common goal, like his former rival, Dr. Warren Vidic had been.[2]

Gramática was more concerned with his work than human relationships, and was noted as often abandoning his wife and three children for long periods of time while immersed in his work.[2] This also resulted in him having poor relations with many of his colleagues; Isabelle Ardant called him a prick after a video conversation with him and showed reluctance in dealing with him, while Juhani Otso Berg and Violet da Costa where dismissive and somewhat contemptuous of him. In his research, Gramática had no qualms in harming children, as seen by his eagerness to experiment on Desmond Miles' son, who was only ten years old at the time, much to the disgust of Isabelle Ardant.[12]

Reportedly, Álvaro is highly resistant to drugs, as he was barely affected when Violet da Costa put "enough tranquilizers in [his] coffee to knock out a whale".[7] Despite this, he had to get his stomach pumped when he deliberately ingested a massive dose of pills while experimenting with the Shroud of Eden.


  • Gramática was part of the development team for Abstergo’s Liberation video game.


  1. Assassin's Creed: RevelationsAbstergo Files
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Álvaro Gramática
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 003
  4. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Database: Reconstructed Data 001
  5. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 002
  6. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 004
  7. 7.0 7.1 Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 005
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Assassin's Creed: Unity
  9. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 007
  10. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
  11. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia
  12. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Reconstructed Data 010

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