|Apple of Eden 1|
Apple of Eden #1 was one of the Pieces of Eden, a piece of ancient and technologically advanced equipment created by the First Civilization to control humankind. It was the first among several other Apples of Eden.
- First Civilization (? - ?)
- Louis XVI of France (? - 1792)
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1792 - ?)
- Harry Houdini (? - 1926)
- Templars (1926 - ?)
The second known human possessor of the Apple was Napoleon Bonaparte, a key member of the French Revolution, and a military and political leader of France, who later became Emperor of France under the name Napoleon I. He had infiltrated Palais des Tuileries in 1792 just before Assassin Arno Dorian and intended to find and take possession of the Apple which Louis XVI had hidden away in his study.
The next known owner of the Apple was Harry Houdini, a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist. He used the Apple to execute stunts that, even to this day, are considered impossible. While Houdini officially died from peritonitis from a ruptured appendix, Clay Kaczmarek's Glyphs suggested that Houdini had been killed by Templar agents who wished to take possession of his Apple.
The Apple was later used in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, to cause the "Phantom on the Hill" effect. This effect created the illusion of a second gunman on the grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The goal of this illusion was to make it more difficult to persecute Lee Harvey Oswald - a Templar sleeper agent - later on, and to disguise the true intentions of the Templar-executed assassination from later investigation.