|Damat Ali Pasha|
He served the Sultan until his loyalty to him dissolved, after the Sultan's ambitions to conquer the world subsided. From then on, he joined the Templars in the hopes of bringing order and glory to a world ruled by chaos.
Born in eastern Anatolia, Ali developed into an eminent and well-respected officer, as well as a loyal servant to Sultan Bayezid II. However, he began to embrace the Templar philosophy after the Sultan's conquering ambition declined.
Encounter with the AssassinsEdit
- "Ah! You have spared me much humiliation before the Sublime Porte. Thank you, efendim."
- ―Ali to Ezio once his documents were returned to him.[src]
In 1511, Ali was robbed by a Templar tax collector in Constantinople. As the Assassin Mentor, Ezio Auditore, and one of his Apprentices witnessed the crime, they both began to chase the Templar. Following this, the Apprentice eventually caught up to the guard and assassinated him, handing the documents that they had retrieved over to Ezio.
Ezio then told his Apprentice to take care of the body, and that he would deliver the documents back to the vizier, to which he did successfully. Ali thanked Ezio, and inquired about "the Assassin" who was with Ezio.
Since he and his Apprentice had not revealed their ties to the man, Ezio briskly ignored the question and simply told Ali to enjoy his day, before leaving the man to himself.
Later that year, Ali had a group of Byzantines enter the Grand Bazaar and attack Ezio's Apprentice, the same one who had helped retrieve his documents. While this was happening, Ezio was alerted by a civilian to the danger, and managed to arrive in time to protect his Apprentice. With the guards dealt with, the two of them began their escape.
However, on their way out of the bazaar, another group of Byzantines attacked the Assassins, and, after they were swiftly dealt with, Ezio told his Apprentice to hide.
Following this, Ali entered into the bazaar with two Byzantine guards accompanying him, and angrily demanded that his men bring the Assassins to justice. As he was solely focused on the sight before him, Ezio's Apprentice quickly and stealthily made their way behind Ali, before assassinating him, while his Byzantine companions could do nothing to help him as they failed to notice anything until it was too late.
In his last words, Ali stated that the Assassins constantly destroyed any and all of the progress the Templars had made, and that he could have delivered his people into the arms of the Templars had they not interfered.
- Damat: You Assassins are a plague on the hope of humanity, putting down every edifice of progress we manage to build up. Given enough time, I could have delivered my people into the arms of the Templars. But no more.
- Apprentice: Leave this life in peace.
- Damat, from Persian dāmād ("son-in-law"), an honorific title; Ali from Arabic "lofty, high"; Pasha, a Turkish title for high-ranking officers or governors.