|“||Bayek, Caesar has been assassinated. Septimius is also dead. I have founded a bureau in the middle of Rome, yet no one knows of our existence. Like Amun, we are... the Hidden Ones. The irony of freedom. We are free of each other, yet it brings me no happiness. We must move forward. Remain in our tempest of blood poetry. Despite it all, we dance and they die. From darkness we have come, and in darkness we shall stay. Humans are not meant to last forever. But this Creed will. The Creed is the only immortal thing in the world. Let nothing grieve you beyond measure. For your life is short, and time will claim its toll. But I am no longer who I was. I have renounced all love I once had. I have renounced Aya. I have killed Aya. I am now the Hidden One known as Amunet. May your victories multiply.||„|
|~ Aya to Bayek in her letter, discarding her former identity for a new one, Amunet, as she becomes a Hidden One|
|“||No one shall be bigger than the greater group. When I return to Rome I will not speak of heroes, I will speak of discipline and perseverance.||„|
|~ Amunet, upon declaring her intentions to reform the Hidden Ones of Rome|
|“||One cannot hunt what they cannot see.||„|
|~ Amunet, 30 BCE|
Amunet (born c. 85 BCE), born Aya of Alexandria, was the Greco-Egyptian co-founder of the Hidden Ones and by extension, the Assassin Brotherhood alongside her husband, the Medjay Bayek. Through Elpidios, Aya was the descendant of both Darius, the creator of the Hidden Blade, and the Misthios Kassandra.
Prior to establishing the Hidden Ones, Aya served as an agent of Cleopatra VII during Cleopatra's war for the throne of Egypt. Simultaneously, she sought to avenge the death of her son Khemu at the hands of the Order of the Ancients, and in 48 BCE, she killed two of their members, Actaeon and Ktesos, in Alexandria while Bayek hunted the rest.
Aya was initially a loyal retainer with high hopes for the young queen, playing a pivotal role in the Alexandrine Civil War, but in the aftermath of the Battle of the Nile, Cleopatra and her newfound Roman ally Gaius Julius Caesar joined with the Order and protected Lucius Septimius, one of their remaining members. Released from service yet feeling betrayed, Aya and Bayek founded the Hidden Ones to resume the fight against the Order, with the former resolving to establish a Roman branch at the expense of her marriage.
On 15 March 44 BCE, this culminated in Aya slaying Septimius in personal combat and leading the assassination of Julius Caesar. Fourteen years later, having adopted the name Amunet, she convinced Cleopatra to commit suicide in the face of imminent defeat against Octavian, promising to take her son Caesarion into the Hidden Ones. For this deed, she went down in Assassin history as the legendary Egyptian Assassin who killed Cleopatra with an asp.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-A, higher with her Hidden Blade, melee weapons, bows, shields Rage Mode and Dash Boost
Name: Aya of Alexandria (formerly and occasionally), Amunet (new identity)
Origin: Assassin's Creed
Age: 36~42 during the events of the main game, 47 during the events of The Hidden Ones, 56 by the end of the Origins Comic
Classification: Human-Isu Hybrid, Medjay, Hidden One, Assassin, Mentor of the Hidden Ones of Rome
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Peak Human Conditioning (Can hold her breath underwater for longer than normal), Enhanced Senses, Weapon Mastery, Stealth Mastery, Expert Acrobat, Expert Parkourer, Master Fighter, Pressure Point Strikes (Just like Bayek, she too, can knock out her enemies with a single strike to their pressure points), Extrasensory Perception, Clairvoyance, Information Analysis, Analytical Prediction and Retrocognition via Eagle Vision (Capable of revisiting and perfectly recreating events that had already happened, could through walls could also see a person's true intentions and revisit their past memories by mere contact, can easily differentiate from friend to foe, capable of locating objects of interest in pitch-black conditions with ease), Regeneration (Mid-Low, can heal from deep stab wounds). Can fight against other precognition users and react to their attacks before their occurrence, like when she trained extensively with Bayek when they were young teenagers. She could also make accurate predictions during detective investigations), Time Slow with the Elite Ranger Skill (Can slow everything down in her surroundings while using her bows in mid-air), Healing (Can regain back her health with various weapons in his arsenal and with overpowered attacks), Statistics Amplification (Dash Boost gives her a temporary boost to all of his abilities), Rage Power (With overpower attacks and various weapons), Technology Manipulation (As an Isu-Hybrid, Aya is capable of interacting with and using First Civilization technology without suffering from any detrimental effects), Can create illusions and bend minds to the user's will (via Pieces of Eden), Homing (With the Predator Bow), Fire Manipulation & Explosion Manipulation (With fire arrows, fire bombs and Hepzefa's sword), Sleep Manipulation (With sleep darts and many other weapons), Poison Inducement (With poison darts, arrows and other weapons), Empathic Manipulation (Can turn an unaware enemy against his allies), Light Manipulation (Can use certain weapons to blind enemies with flashes of light), Smoke Inducement (With smoke bombs), Extreme Pain Tolerance, Indomitable Will
Resistance to Illusions, Mind Control, Mind Manipulation, Life Absorption, Sleep Manipulation, Perception Manipulation, Sense Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Madness Manipulation (Types 1, 2 and 3), Willpower Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Status Effect Inducement, Paralysis Inducement, Telekinesis and Transmutation (As an Isu-Hybrid and as a direct descendant of Kassandra, she should naturally be resistant to all the Pieces of Eden's abilities. Resisted Lucius Septimius's use of telekinetically-controlled flails), Diseases and Poison Manipulation (Repeated bites from venomous cobras seem to have no effect on her)
Attack Potency: At least Small Building level+ (Equal to her husband Bayek and can perform the same feats as him. Can trade blows with those capable of harming her. Easily destroyed a marble wall with just a single slice from her knives. Traded blows with The Guardian, who could easily destroy marble pillars with a single blow from his hammer, generating this much energy, and against an Artifact-amped Lucius Septimius, who could easily create massive craters in the ground with his strikes and was now on par with the Isu, with base Septimius managing to go toe-to-toe against Bayek on his lonesome. In the Origins comic, killed a gigantic hippopotamus with only a stone fragment created by the hippo biting into a pillar by hitting it three times while underwater, wounded and tied up. Should be on par with Darius and Kassandra due to being their direct descendant and possessing Isu genes), higher with her Hidden Blade, melee weapons, bows, shields, Rage Mode and Dash Boost (Gains a massive boost in both strength and speed)
Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Equal to and can perform the same speed feats as Bayek. Casually swatted aside an arrow after it was fired. Kept up with an Artifact-amped Lucius Septimius, and eventually overwhelmed him. Is capable of moving so fast that even peak-level soldiers view her as completely invisible, with said soldiers being also able to view high-speed arrows as slow enough to simply walk away from. Effortlessly blitzed Caesarion before he could even writhe in pain and had already reached deep into Cleopatra's palace, creating several gigantic water spirals as a result, appearing completely invisible to everyone else's eyes. Should be comparable to her ancestors Darius and Kassandra, who can both dodge and roll away from attacks from various Pieces of Eden) with Superhuman swimming speed (Can easily outpace crocodiles and hippos while underwater), higher with Rage Mode, Dash Boost and the Elite Ranger Skill (Equal to Bayek)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5 (On par with Bayek and Lucius, and could easily wrestle with and push him back even when the tyrant was equipped with his First Civilization flails that vastly increased his strength. Easily pushed away a gigantic hippo from her body in order to swim to safety)
Striking Strength: At least Small Building Class+, higher with Rage Mode and Dash Boost
Durability: At least Small Building level+ (Took blows from The Guardian, who is easily this strong, and from an Artifact-amped Lucius Septimius. Is equal to and has the same exact feats as Bayek. Should scale to Darius, Kassandra and the rest of the Isu-Hybrids in the series), higher with shields, armor, Rage Mode and Dash Boost (Becomes considerably more durable than before)
Stamina: Extremely High (Can continue sprinting with ease even after being heavily injured and can keep sprinting countrywide distances in the intense desert heat non-stop. Can survive being stabbed repeatedly and still manage to blitz and slaughter entire garrisons of Roman fortresses without issue. Even when entering her early 60s, Amunet was still vigorously active as an Assassin)
Range: Standard melee range by herself, extended melee range with weapons. Several dozens to hundreds of meters with arrows
Standard Equipment: Hidden Blade, dual short swords, fire bombs, poison darts, Apple of Eden (Although she only held it temporarily), swords, bows, axes, spears, maces, warhammers, khopesh, scepters, shields (although she later discards several of them save for her knive sets, bows and Hidden Blade)
Intelligence: Gifted. In her youth, Aya received elite combat and acrobatic training as well as chose to dress in a manner that fit these activities. She carried two twin blades as well as a shield and bow. She could easily hold her own against a few Roman legions and even defeat Lucius Septimius in a one-on-one battle, with Septimius having the advantage of utilizing an unknown Piece of Eden in the battle.
Aya was a master mariner by her third trip to sea with the ability to avoid all potential problems including the massive problem of the various rocky outcrops that could have sunk her ship. She was able to sink an entire fleet of enemy warships with only a single ship and act as the commander on said ship. She was well versed in all weapons and poisons as she used an asp to kill Cleopatra. On the battlefield Aya acted as a second in command shouting instruction to her men while Bayek acted as the leader.
Her skill with stealth was legendary, being able to avoid Ptolemy's police for well over a year. She also was able to sneak into a fully-guarded palace to kill Cleopatra without attracting anyone's attention, which no one else had been able to do.
Weaknesses: Standard human weaknesses, but has survived situations which would kill most peak-level humans.