Karim is moderate in height at five feet ten inches, with dark brown hair that reaches his shoulders. His eyes are grey and sharp, and he has a scar running horizontally across his nose. On most days, he is usually found wearing a dark blue assassin's robes, and unless he's out doing a mission, the robe's cowl is removed. Often, those who meet Karim will say that he has something of a permanent smile on his face.
If there's one thing to say about Karim, let it be that he's pragmatic. When a mission is given to him he throws all emotions aside and does what is needed of him, even if it means killing the one those that he cares about, although he hopes that such a thing doesn't happen.
He is also a confident and boastful young man. He thinks that the skills he has entitles him to something of a swagger, and he struts about the streets. Some see this as arrogance, but he sees as nothing more than self confidence and he believes its his right to strut and flaunt the streets.
Although quite patient, Karim has a tendency to be rash, usually doing things that are not asked of him, thinking he is doing the order a favour. He has been chastised many times because of his rash behaviour but it seems he is insistent upon them.
Hidden blade and the longsword.
Karim is a patient man and can wait for several days to several months just to find the right opportunity to strike at his targets.
When Karim moves, there is no sound he makes that is above the slightest whisper. His movements are precise and coordinated, and can blend in with a group of people seamlessly.
Karim is something of an actor, he can portray any roll he desires with the proper preparations, which makes him a good infiltrating unit. Learning languages comes easy to him as well, and knows how to speak several languages perfectly.
Karim is a rash young man and often takes matters into his own hands without his superior's knowledge, which causes him more trouble than he would like.
Even though he may be patient when it comes to his targets, Karim is easily irritable when it comes to those who aggravate him, which sometimes causes him to take rash actions without thinking.
Karim likes to show off when dealing with targets in front of others, and instead of taking them out silently and with tact, he goes in trying to make it as something that is of entertainment, and this has gotten him in trouble more than once in the past.
Karim was born to a family of assassins in Masyaf. His father began his training as soon as he was able to lift a dagger, and his mother began teaching him the art of espionage and how to stay quiet and blend in with a crowd. His training continued well until the age of fifteen, at which point he was initiated into the assassin's brotherhood. He rose through the ranks as the years went on, and his missions to other countries gave him the opportunity to learn their customs and their languages.