Daniel Cross was a member of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order infamous for his successful infiltration of the Assassin Brotherhood and assassination of its Mentor. During his formative years, Daniel suffered greatly from his perceived "hallucinations", none of which he understood; in actuality, these were a manifestation of the Bleeding Effect.
As the years progressed, Daniel's hallucinations largely subsided, though he would enter into an intense relapse upon close proximity to a Piece of Eden. Despite his eventual rise to the rank of Master Templar, Daniel continued to suffer from the symptoms of the Bleeding Effect. William Miles later told Desmond that by 2012, Daniel was simply a symbol to Abstergo, rather than an asset. Regardless, Warren Vidic loved Daniel as a "sickly son" who had done so much for him as well as the Templar cause.
Powers and Stats
Name: Daniel Cross
Origin: Assassin's Creed
Age: 38 by the time of his death
Classification: Human, Templar
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Acrobatics (Excellent freerunner, able to move on any structure with ease.), Weapon Mastery (Absorbed the skills of Nikolai Orelov through Bleeding Effect, granting him great sword-fighting techniques and making him a good marksman who almost never misses.), Martial Arts (Good at unarmed combat.), Stealth (Master in pickpocketing, lockpicking and stealth.), Regeneration (Mid-Low, Absorbed the skills of Nikolai Orelov, who could heal from gunshots.), Berserk Mode (Can randomly begin to have hallucinations that will drive him into blind rage.)
Extrasensory Perception (Can use Eagle Vision, a "sixth sense" that lies dormant within human beings as a result of interbreeding between ancient human beings and Isu.), Information Analysis (Those who possess the gift are able to instinctively sense how people and objects relate to them, which manifests as a colored glow, much like an aura. Red indicates enemies or spilled blood, blue indicates allies, white indicates sources of information or hiding spots, and gold indicates targets or objects of interest.), Enhanced Senses (When an individual masters Eagle Vision, the ability can evolve to the more advanced Eagle Sense. This stage heightens all the senses of its user, allowing them to scent vapors of datura, diagnose an injured mercenary as being poisoned by just listening to their heartbeat, pick up cold trails, locate disguised enemies, sense the presence of stalkers, or see through walls.), Precognition (Eagle Sense can be used to foresee a target's path, which is particularly helpful in tailing a target, or detecting the path a guard would take, in order to set up a bomb or lay an ambush.), Retrocognition (Eagle Sense can give the user visions of past events that have happened in the location.), Telepathy (Eagle Vision allows the user to read a target's memories with a touch.)
Resistance to Pain Manipulation (Absorbed the skills of Nikolai Orelov, who could keep on fighting after being shot several times.), Corruption (Absorbed the skills of Nikolai Orelov, who could wield the Staff of Eden, which corrupts the user.), and to the abilities of the Apple of Eden (Due to being a direct descendant from hybrids such as Adam and Eve, Daniel lacks the neurotransmitter required to be affected by the Pieces of Eden), which include: Illusion Creation (The Apple can create realistic illusions, such as making it seem like the Red Sea was parted, or make it seem like water can be turned into wine.), Reality Warping (The Apple can turn thoughts into reality, including an entire alternate timeline.), Mind Control and Mind Manipulation (The Apple can control the minds of others.), Energy Manipulation and Energy Projection (The Apple can control and fire energy.), Animal Manipulation (The Apple can make animals attack the opponent.), Paralysis Inducement (The Apple can freeze a target in place.), Creation and Existence Erasure (The Apple can bring things into existence or erase them from existence), Aura, Madness Manipulation (Type 2), and Death Manipulation (When using the Apple, a golden perimeter spread around the user, followed by a smaller, white perimeter, opponents within the golden perimeter will go mad and fight each other and opponents within the white perimeter will immediately die.), Precognition (The Apple can show the user the future.), Teleportation (The Apple can be used to teleport.), Duplication (The Apple can be used to duplicate the user.), Pain Manipulation (The Apple can cause great pain onto a target.), Curse Manipulation (The Apple can cast curses.), Healing (The Apple can restore the user's health.), and Power Nullification (The Apple can nullify the powers of other Pieces of Eden.)
Striking Strength: Class MJ+
Range: Melee, Extended melee with blades and batons, Hundreds of meters with firearms
Standard Equipment: Hidden Blade, baton, firearms
Intelligence: Genius (Absorbed all of the skills of Nikolai Orelov, making Daniel an excellent freerunner, granting him sword-fighting techniques that allowed him to fight many soldiers, making him good at unarmed combat, a good marksman who almost never misses, and a master in pickpocketing, lockpicking and stealth. Can match Desmond Miles in combat.)
Weaknesses: Will often begin to have hallucinations due to overexposure to the Animus, driving him into blind rage.