Jacob Frye From AC Syndicate Is Actually Gay
Jacob Frye (Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate)
At first, the male half of AC: Syndicate’s protagonist pairing fits the mold of a typical hero of the series. He embodies that classic masculinity, carefree spirit, and leanings towards being a pack leader that we see in Ezio and Edward Kenway, and we assume that – like them – there’ll be a serious hetero romance (heteromance?) along the way.
But the Syndicate writers tried something a little different this time, as Jacob develops an unlikely bond with rival gang leader, Maxwell Roth. Nothing is made too explicit, but Roth’s dangerous, destructive attitude means he’s overt in his feelings towards Frye, determined to “have a little fun with the bravest man in London”, as they go on a series of murderous dates together. The goal of all this isn’t particularly relevant to the main plot, and seems like more of an excuse for the two to gallivant around together and grow closer. Watching this unlikely couple’s relationship evolve is fascinating, and gives a whole new dimension to Jacob’s character.
All of this culminates (SPOILER WARNING) in a tragic ending where Jacob kills Roth, and just before Roth breathes his last he gives Jacob a full-on kiss on the lips. The whole scene poignantly portrays Jacob’s conflicted feelings towards Roth, showing him to be distraught – dare I say heartbroken? – at the bloody (but inevitable) end to their courtship.
#Jacob Frye From AC Syndicate Is Actually Gay