Nobleman of Florence, and the main protagonist of the Assassin's Creed trilogy. In Assassin's Creed II, Ezio is on a journey of vengeance. In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, he unites Rome against the Templars. In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, he seeks to find out how it will all end.
An ancestor to both Desmond Miles and Subject 16, Ezio was unaware of his Assassin heritage until the age of 17, when his father Giovanni and two brothers Federico and Petruccio were falsely accused of treason and hanged. Ezio, because of his adventurous lifestyle, was already extremely agile and was taught how to fight, unlike Altaïr. Seeking revenge, he escapes with his surviving family members to the Tuscan town of Monteriggioni held by his uncle, assassinating Uberto Alberti in the process.
Learning of his heritage from his uncle, Mario Auditore, Ezio began his Assassin training. He also undertook his quest for vengeance against the Grand Master of the Templar Order, Rodrigo Borgia, who had ordered the executions of Ezio's father and two brothers. Although he succeeds in defeating Rodrigo, Ezio spares his life, realizing that killing Rodrigo won't bring back his family. During his quest, Ezio manages to not only unite and decrypt the pages of Altaïr's Codex for the first time since the times of his ancestor Domenico Auditore, but also to save the cities of Florence, Venice, and later Rome from Templar agents. In liberating Roma (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood) from Borgia control, he helps to spread the Renaissance and the Assassin ideals of independence and of thought throughout Italy.