Ned Wynert in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

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Image credit: New Wynert. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Ned_Wynert

Ned Wynert is a minor character in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and a London based transgender businessman. His background as a transgender man doesn’t really come up in-game aside from a look shared by Evie and Jacob Frye when they first meet up. Wynert primarily gives quests to the Frye twins, and the majority of their non-assassination missions are at his bidding. His backstory discusses how he spent much of his childhood secretly dressing as a boy and getting involved in the underground world of organized theft. Game developers of Syndicate have described Wynert’s trans identity as simply being another way for them to represent a diverse array of characters in the Assassins Creed universe.

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.). Ned Wynert. Assassins Creed Wiki. Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Ned_Wynert
  2. Eddie Makuch. (2015, September 24). Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Has Series-First Transgender Character. Gamespot. Retrieved from https://www.gamespot.com/articles/assassins-creed-syndicate-has-series-first-transge/1100-6430884/
  3. Jessica Lachenal. (2015, September 25). Ned Wynert: Assassins Creeds First Transgender Character. The Mary Sue. Retrieved from https://www.themarysue.com/assassins-creed-trans-character/
  4. Various. (n.d.). Assassins Creed Syndicate (Characters). TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/AssassinsCreedSyndicateOtherCharacters