Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Cunningham in Assassin’s Creed III

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Image credit: Harlan Cunningham. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Harlan_Cunningham

Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Cunningham are both Assassins in the modern-day storyline of the Assassin’s Creed universe. First appearing in Assassin’s Creed III, Harlan Cunningham is a high-level Assassin based in Florence and a member of the Italian Brotherhood. Arend is a former MMA fighter and an operative of the Brotherhood based in Florance as well. In Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, it is revealed that Harlan and Arend faced homophobia as athletes growing up and they bonded over this after meeting through the Assassin Brotherhood. They are known to go on missions together and are quite protective of each other. The two got married at some point in 2015 according to the Assassin’s Creed: Initiates interactive website.

Arend Schut Cunningham entry image_preview

Image credit: Arend Schut. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Arend_Schut_Cunningham

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Assassin’s Creed (2007): Abu’l Nuqoud

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010): Leonardo da Vinci and Salaì

Assassin’s Creed III (2012): Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Cunningham

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014): Marquis de Sade, Chevalier d’Éon

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (2015): Jacob Frye, Maxwell Roth, Ned WynertLewis

See QRM’s entry for this game.

Citations

  1. Various. (n.d). Arend Schut Cunningham (character page). Assassin’s Creed Wiki. Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Arend_Schut_Cunningham
  2. Various. (n.d). Harlan Cunningham (character page). Assassin’s Creed Wiki. Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Harlan_Cunningham
  3. Various. (n.d.). List of video games with LGBT characters. Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_with_LGBT_characters
  4. Various. (n.d.). Assassin’s Creed: The Assassins. TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/AssassinsCreedTheAssassins