|“||It's over... It's all over...||„|
|~ Francesco's last words|
Francesco de' Pazzi (1444-1478) is a villain from the video game "Assassin's Creed II". He is the father of Vieri de' Pazzi and one of the Pazzi conspirators. He is secretly a Templar. Apart from that, he was also one of Florence wealthiest nobles, and he hated the Medici family. Francesco is the main antagonist of Sequence 4, Pazzi Conspiracy and overall the sixth main antagonist of the whole game.
He is first seen discussing with his uncle, son and the Templar grandmaster in Tuscany about the murder of the Medici brothers. He is later seen in a chamber underneath the Santa Maria Novella church in Florence, where they are discussing about the same things. He is seen to be very confident that their mission will end well and he laughs at the enemies, but his uncle warns him that his confidence led to the death of his son, who was killed by Ezio. During the attack on the Medici's, he stabs Giuliano Medici 19 times in his chest. He then tries to kill Lorenzo, but Ezio fights him off, so he is forced to flee. He and his uncle's army attack Florence starting a civil war. After trying to invade the Palazzo della Signoria to "persuade" the officials to make the Pazzi's the leaders of Florence. Ezio forces him to flee, and he eventually manages to stab Francesco with his hidden blade. Francesco's uncle is then seen claiming the victory and forming a crowd of supporters, though his victory doesn't last long as he notices Francesco's body hung from a tower, forcing him to flee and ending the violence in Florence.