|Date of birth:||Early 1500s (or such)|
|Cause of death:||Death in a battle|
|Affiliation:||Knights of St. John, Circle of Ossus|
|Profession:||Knight, Leader of the Circle of Ossus|
|Voiced by:||Richard Doyle|
|Games:||Age of Empires III|
|First game:||Age of Empires III
|Last game:||Age of Empires III
Alain Magnan is a playable Explorer/cavalry hero in Age of Empires III. Alain is the commander of the Knights of St. John and also the superior of a fellow knight, Morgan Black. Unlike other Explorers, he cannot claim Treasures nor can he build anything. He can somewhat effectively use the Trample Mode against the Ottomans (dealing the same damage as a Veteran Cuirassier with more hit points and a bigger area of effect), this is due to the fact that Into the Caves begins with a Priest capable of healing him after heavy fighting on top of his own regeneration and a nearby Field Hospital. He is voiced by Richard Doyle.
"The commander of the Knights of St. John, Alain has devoted his whole life to the order. Though he can sometimes seem haughty and dismissive of his lessers, he is a superb tactician and an excellent horseman whose personal bravery in battle is unquestioned. Decades spent fighting his Ottoman foes have only strengthened Alain's resolve. Alain is a man of many secrets and seems to know what is going on in every corner of the world."
During the Siege of Malta, Alain led a cavalry march when a signal fire was lit, saving Morgan and the fort he was defending. Following a small battle to push the last of the Ottomans from Malta, Alain presented Morgan with his own Flagship and sent him to the New World. Once there he sought out information on The Fountain of Youth and waged a campaign against the Spanish, who were also seeking the fountain. Soon Morgan and his newly formed allies, Elisabet Ramsey and Sahin cleared the way to fight the Circle of Ossus and discovered that Alain was the acting commander of the secret society. During the battle at the Fountain of Youth, Alain was killed, but the crippled Circle lived on to fight another day.
Alain is primarily featured in Act I: Blood as both a campaign hero unit and in-game cutscenes, in the beginning and towards the end. There are in fact two variations for him, the mortal and immortal variation. The "mortal" Alain is extremely powerful.
- Breakout - features the less-powerful Immortal variation of Alain, he cannot die.
- Into the Caves - features the immortal variation of Alain, he cannot die.
- Spanish Treasure Fleet - only seen in a cutscene, ordering Morgan to attack the Spanish while he rides inland to the Lake.
- The Fountain of Youth? - features the very powerful but mortal variation of Alain, he can be killed.
- Alain Magnan is the only explorer in Age of Empires III that rides a horse, it isn't until later expansions that other mounted explorers make an appearance.
- Alain Magnan is one of the strongest villains in the game. His personal guard (Hussars) are much stronger than that of the other villains.
|Heroes in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|Act I: Blood||Alain Magnan · Delgado · Elisabet Ramsey · Morgan Black · Sahin The Falcon|
|Act II: Ice||George Washington · John Black · Kanyenke · Nonahkee · Warwick|
|Act III: Steel||Amelia Black · Chilche · Kanyenke · Major Cooper · Old Coot · Pierre Beaumont · Simón Bolívar|
|Act I: Fire||George Washington · Kanyenke · Nathaniel Black · Nonahkee · Sven Kuechler|
|Act II: Shadow||Chayton Black · Crazy Horse · General Custer · Sheriff Holme|
|The Asian Dynasties|
|Act I: Japan||Daimyo Mototada · General Kichiro · Shogun Tokugawa|
|Act II: China||Admiral Jinhai · Jian Huang · Lao Chen|
|Act III: India||Bahadur Shah · Colonel Edwardson · Nanib Sahir · Pravar Patel|