He’s Committed to His Heritage, and Gains Power Through It
Connor’s true name is Ratonhnhaké:ton, and he’s a member of the Mohawk Tribe from the village of Kanatahséton. In his early childhood, Connor’s village was burned to the ground and he was forced to fend for himself, eventually ending up with the Master Assassin Achilles Davenport.
It turns out though that Connor’s past is more important than he knew, as he was born to a Mohawk mother and Haytham Kenway, a notoriously important Templar. Despite this, Connor’s tribal heritage is most important to him, and he’ll do anything to protect his people.
Connor also gains access to some unique abilities through his heritage and rituals. There’s a few sequences during Assassin’s Creed III where Connor inhabits the body of an eagle, learning key story points in the process. The Tyranny of King Washington DLC also puts him in an alternate timeline where George Washington rules over America with an iron fist. In the DLC, Connor gains access to unique animal powers that make him incredibly deadly. He gains the power of a bear, eagle, and wolf, and can use them to battle his enemies.