As if Initiates wasn’t already the best thing to happen to this series, it recently introduced Assassin’s Creed’s first canonically trans character!
FIRST MATE [x]
William Miles: You were recruited into the Brotherhood after you went on a killing spree in Edinburgh?
Eric Cooper: You call it a “killing spree” and I’ll call it a “carefully executed plan of revenge against the hate group that killed the love of my life” and we’ll just agree to disagree.
William Miles: Gavin said you were thinking about suicide when he brought you in.
Eric Cooper: It’s fair to say I hit rock bottom, ken? I figured, either I die alone on the streets of Edinburgh, or I die alone, out there in the world somewhere. Didnae see much of a difference. But the Assassins changed my outlook completely.
William Miles: How so?
Eric Cooper: Well, for starters, you lot were very welcoming. Gavin’s crew was, anyways. Not one of them has ever looked at me like I was a thing. I’d never experienced that before, ken?
William Miles: Your closest friends aboard the ship are Doctor Chiu and Mister Leary.
Eric Cooper: Aye, well, Chewy helps me regulate my hormones. Even after the surgeries, it takes a wee bit of effort to remain the ruggedly handsome scoundrel that sits before you.
William Miles: And Emmett Leary?
Eric Cooper: It’s my duty to make sure the ship runs smoothly, and he’s a messy one. But we have a laugh and he helps me check on what it’s like back home. I want to plan for a future where I can go back one day, ken?
William Miles: I see.
Eric Cooper: You don’t think this spy is one of them, do you?