- "And I don't think I've ever been so frightened as I was in that instant. It wasn't a fear that he was going to cause me pain, it was a sense that he saw right through me – into my heart – and he'd crush it if it pleased him."
- ―Duncan to Connor on meeting Haytham Kenway following the murder of his uncle.[src]
Duncan Little (1740 – unknown) was an Irish member of the Colonial Brotherhood of Assassins, who lived in Boston during the latter half of the 18th century. While living in Boston, he acted as a mediator, and was recruited to the Assassin Brotherhood by Ratonhnhaké:ton in northern Boston.
Duncan originally hailed from Ireland and was the youngest son of a particularly large family. He later entered into priesthood at a young age, and was sent to Africa as a missionary in 1756. Little spent several years there, but in 1760, he returned to Ireland and subsequently abandoned the priesthood entirely.
After this, Duncan sailed to Boston in 1763, after receiving harsh treatment by his family for his abandonment of the Catholic Church. Little then settled in Boston's northern section, in which he gained a reputation for being an appreciated mediator that was less expensive than the local judiciary.
Due to his mediation position, he often assisted others with solving their problems, generally by dissuading them from a violent resolution. During the 1770s, Duncan became Connor's ally in the fight against a group of mercenaries threatening people's livelihoods in north Boston.
Duncan suggested forming a gang to attack the mercenary leader at the port his men were based at. After assassinating him, Connor revealed the mercenary was a member of the Templars. Duncan was skeptical, believing the Knights Templar were just a story, but regardless, he offered to assist Connor whenever he needed him. After completing several missions assigned by Connor, Duncan rose through the ranks and eventually became a fully fledged Assassin.
Connor then contracted Duncan on several missions, and in 1776, Connor's mentor, Achilles Davenport, called on Duncan, Stephane Chapheau and Clipper Wilkinson to prevent Connor from being executed on false charges in New York. Five years later, Duncan, Stephane, Deborah Carter and Jacob Zenger helped the Marquis de Lafayette clear the tunnels to New York's militarized district, as part of Connor's plot to infiltrate Fort George and assassinate Charles Lee.
Some time during his involvement with the Assassins, Duncan and Connor met in a tavern, where Duncan told his friend of the time that he had seen Connor's father, Haytham Kenway, after the man had killed Duncan's uncle, the Assassin Miko, in the Theatre Royal in London.
- Duncan's database entry mentions that he was born in 1730, making him about 24 years old when his uncle was murdered in Theatre Royal, despite the fact that he appears as a child at this point. However, such database discrepancies have occurred previously.
- Duncan was often seen holding a cross by a chain when sitting in a tavern, as he was once a priest and missionary. However, he also seems to dress in reverse of the traditional priestly attire, with a black collar in place of a white one. Accompanying this, Duncan mentioned his progressive views on religion when discussing how they affected his home country of Ireland.
- Duncan did not appear in the tunnels if Connor had not recruited him. However, in the memory "Public Execution", he would appear regardless if he had been recruited or not.
- Concept art of Duncan showed him with a tattoo of a cross on his right forearm.