No shit. They are real - REAL BADASSES. All of them have the ability to single-handedly defeat an army regiment. Most notable: - Connor rooted out a British Man-o-War after all his crewmen are injured. He took that battleship out - ALONE! - Kenway cleaned I-don't-know-how-many Man-o-Wars with only a near-frigate-class ship! (Pirate Assassin. Not the kind of enemy title anyone would like to hear.) Wouldn't want to mess with them. Assassins. One-man army. ALL of them.