|“||Keep it close, Altaïr. You will come to the same conclusions we did...in time...||„|
|~ Bouchart's dying words to Altaïr, warning him to keep the Apple of Eden close, and that one day it would bring him to the same end|
Armand Bouchart (died 1193) was the de facto Grand Master of the Knights Templar, successor to Robert de Sablé following the latter's death in 1191. During his tenure, Armand relocated the Templar Archive from the island of Cyprus to an unknown location, so as to protect it from encroaching Assassin forces.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-A, higher with his sword and firebombs
Name: Armand Bouchart
Origin: Assassin's Creed
Classification: Human, Grand Master of the Templar Order
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Master Fighter, Pressure Point Strikes, Extreme Pain Tolerance, Indomitable Will, Fire Manipulation and Explosion Manipulation (with his fire-bombs)
Attack Potency: At least Small Building level+ (Easily knocked out Maria Thorpe with a single punch to her face, and Maria herself was a genuine threat to Altaïr in combat. Later fought a lengthy battle against Altaïr and was on par with him, but was ultimately defeated and killed), higher with his sword and firebombs
Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Could easily block Altaïr's attacks and dodge them, and was on par with the Assassin during their battle)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5 (Pushed back Altaïr many times)
Striking Strength: At least Small Building Class+
Durability: At least Small Building level+, higher with his armor
Stamina: Very high (As the leader of the Templar Order he should be capable of partaking in long battles much like Robert and Altaïr)
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with his sword. Several meters with fire-bombs
Standard Equipment: His sword, fire bombs
Intelligence: Above Average. Armand was a confident man, with devotion to the founding principles of his Order bordering on fanatical. This was demonstrated when Maria attempted to warn him of the Assassin presence in Limassol, but he dismissed her, quoting one of the verses of the Latin Rule, which forbade consorting with women.
Bouchart claimed that Robert de Sablé ignored that rule by taking Maria under his wing and that he would not repeat that mistake. However, despite such display in public, he ultimately heeded Maria's words and took steps to secure the Templar Archive in secret. He was also shown to be ruthless, killing Osman on the spot when the Templar questioned his plans to tighten the grip on the citizens of Cyprus to find Fredrick's killer.
Armand appeared was a statuesque man, with a distinguishing feature being blindness in his right eye, most likely caused in battle. He typically wore heavy armor bearing the cross motif of his order and fought with a two-handed sword. Armand proved a dangerous opponent in battle. He appeared to be a skilled swordsman easily defeating Maria and matching Altaïr in combat. He also possessed a type of fire grenade that he would throw at his enemies.
Weaknesses: Standard human weaknesses. Blind in his right eye.