At first glance, Edward Kenway—the protagonist of the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV game—looks like your typical leading dude. Stoic, beefy, masculine. Nothing special, right?
Those with more astute observation skills over at Reddit, like zinadello13, noticed that Kenway bears a striking resemblance to Capt. Edward Reynolds from Pirates. As in, the (in)famous porn from 2005 which features references to the more family-friendly Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Pirates is also the most expensive porn film ever made.
Here is Edward Reynolds, who is played by actor Evan Stone:
Kenway and Stone could practically be related!
Stone has also been featured in classics like "Space Nuts," " Batman XXX: A Porn Parody," "A Mother's Love," and naturally, "Pirates II."
The resemblance is one thing, and sure, that's kind of funny. But the fact that Stone has also played a pirate, and in a porn film no less, makes it hilarious. Also, it's kind of weird that both Stone's character and the new AC protagonist are named "Edward."
Under closer inspection, there is something kind of skeevy about Kenway's appearance, no?