Who is Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed?

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Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed is an evil-doer. Along with the other Knights Templar, he is seeking to control the world and destroy free will. He is therefore an implacable foe of the Assassins.

In real life, Jacques de Molay was indeed the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Or – if you like your conspiracy theories – he was the last visible Grand Master of the Templars. Since then, they have gone underground again!

In Assassins Creed, he writes the Codex Pater Intellectus – a manifesto for world control through capitalism. In real life, the Knights Templar were involved in banking activity – in fact, many say they were the first bankers. And they were powerful figures as high ranking advisers to monarchs.

Jacques de Molay – a Sage in Assassins Creed

Back to Assassins creed where we discover that Jacques de Molay is a Sage. What that means is that he’s a “hyper-hominid” which is a reincarnation of Aita – who was husband of the goddess Juno in the first civilisation.

Aita was terminated by Juno after an experiment to transfer his consciousness into an artificial body went wrong. But his genetic material has been passed on down the generations through Sages like Jacques de Molay. Should also note that Aita was an Illuminati – a secret society often associated with the Knights Templar.

As for the real Jacques de Molay – no evidence linking him to any of that of course. However, plenty of conspiracy theories about the origins of the Templars. The most common relate to the idea of the Templars defending the bloodline of Jesus or being descended from Jewish priests of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Jacques de Molay hides the Codex in Assassins Creed

As the Knights Templar face destruction at the hands of the King of France and the Assassins, Jacques de Molay hides the Codex and other artefacts in the vault of the Paris Temple. This building did exist in real life. It was a huge Templar fortress in the heart of Paris – where the Marais district is today. And behind its thick walls was massive amounts of bullion and treasure.

For many fans of this blog, Jacques de Molay is a heroic figure so it’s strange to find him cast as a baddy. But that’s what Assassins Creed does. De Molay is a destroyer of freedom who must be stopped. At least the old man has achieved some immortality.

4 thoughts on “Who is Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed?

  1. “Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged!”

    Great site, look forward to spending time on your research.

    Interesting that the Vatican is releasing the material it is.

    Is it NEW material from Bruno’s trial?

    I believe the Chruch secretly(or openly) feels justified in the case of Bruno, I really do.

    They can easily make it seem like they gave him a chance, but he just wouldn’t say the right words, or repent the heresies he cultivated which they explicitly gave him chances to denounce.

    I intend on funding a translation of a few of Bruno’s non-english works into the English.

    Same for another bruno Super-Hero, Bruno Bauer, whose works have yet to make it into the english by and large. (only a few are.).

    I will wait a few years, and if I don’t achieve this in my lifetime, it will occur after I die, but by then, the value of their works might not matter as much.

    What Bruno Bauer has to say matters NOW.

    Anyway, nice to meet you!

    1. The Vatican Secret Archive collection exhibition at the Capitoline Museum probably won’t display much that we haven’t known about already – even the Templar trial documents have been released in recent years and written about by historian Barbara Frale. However…who can fail to be interested in some of this material? As you point out – Bruno’s trial was a shocking piece of brutality by the church and should never be forgotten.

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