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30th May '16 11:23:48 PM EricW
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* While they now differ entirely in position, methodology and position, the last words between Grandmaster Torres and Edward has a surprisingly sweet moment towards the end. Torres asks Kenway if he honestly believes that killing him rights a greater wrong then he ever did, and Edward responds that Torres would see mankind safe and sober but sapped of all spirit, so yes, after all this time, he does believe that. The response Torres gives is surprisingly respectful.
-->'''Torres''': You wear your convictions well. They suit you.
27th Dec '14 9:03:20 PM SandyGunfox
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** This is TruthInTelevision - one of the fueling factors of the Age of Piracy is that, in this span of time, being a pirate or privateer was often a much better life for a deckhand than being a Navy recruit. Conditions on military vessels were absolutely inhumane in many cases, and officers had only a low glass ceiling to look forward to as promotions were generally due to nobility or aristocracy rather than merit, experience, or length of service. For your average deck hand, being recruited by pirates was one of the best things that could happen. Also bear in mind that it was not uncommon for the navies of these empires to be largely staffed by unwilling recruits who were pressed into service to escape legal punishment, pay off debts, or in some cases just outright kidnapped and pressed into service.
20th Dec '14 11:59:49 PM Trogdor7620
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** Even better is Stede Bonnet at the table as well. Despite his bumbling and incompetence at piracy, and being the last person on Earth for the privateer life, Edward still considers him a good friend.
8th May '14 10:24:52 AM NonoRobot
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* The ending and the epilogue, [[spoiler: Edward sees his daughter for the first time and returns to London. (This scene doubles as a TearJerker for this troper.) In the epilogue, a few years later, Edward watches The Beggar's Opera with Haytham and Jenny.]] Considering what Edward went through, he deserved this ounce of happiness.

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* The ending and the epilogue, [[spoiler: Edward sees his daughter for the first time and returns to London. (This scene doubles as a TearJerker for this troper.) TearJerker). In the epilogue, a few years later, Edward watches The Beggar's Opera with Haytham and Jenny.]] Considering what Edward went through, he deserved this ounce of happiness.



** This troper got a bit misty eyed when he saw the crew congratulating a ''black'' crew member on his ascension. Given they originally wouldn't accept Adewale as captain, this goes to show how the bonds have strengthened on the ship. It also gives the Pirates much CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority cred, yes we're plundering, murdering assholes but we don't profit by slavery like those jerks in the Spanish and British Empire and we're way better on workers and minority rights than any government at the time.

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** This troper got You will get a bit misty eyed when he saw you see the crew congratulating a ''black'' crew member on his ascension. Given they originally wouldn't accept Adewale as captain, this goes to show how the bonds have strengthened on the ship. It also gives the Pirates much CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority cred, yes we're plundering, murdering assholes but we don't profit by slavery like those jerks in the Spanish and British Empire and we're way better on workers and minority rights than any government at the time.
16th Jan '14 12:55:24 AM moguera
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-->'''Cockram:''' The Templars is our family. Where's yours?

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-->'''Cockram:''' The Templars is our family. Where's yours?yours?
* In ''Freedom Cry'' every time you rescue a bunch of slaves becomes this.
27th Dec '13 9:13:46 AM MegaRock35
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* Cockram and Burgess's final words show a rare moment of being NotSoDifferent from the Assassins:

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* Cockram and Burgess's final words show a rare moment of the Templars being NotSoDifferent from the Assassins:
27th Dec '13 9:13:19 AM MegaRock35
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* Related to WhatYouAreInTheDark, but the mission where Edward and Black Bart come to the Observatory, Bart mentions that there are native Taino protecting the forest and [[TheSociopath encourages]] Edward to KillEmAll even voicing doubts if Edward [[ARealManIsAKiller has what it takes]]. The Full Synchronization objectives(Edward's canonical actions) state, to render all Guardians unconscious with bare fists, [[TechnicalPacifist non-violently incapacitating]] them. Edward is still a crook but he's not a brainless killer or a MightyWhitey and this small moment, with no Assassin or Templar to look down their noses on him, gives a sense of his real character, that he's not going to kill a bunch of innocent people who are only protecting sacred land from interlopers.

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* Related to WhatYouAreInTheDark, but the mission where Edward and Black Bart come to the Observatory, Bart mentions that there are native Taino protecting the forest and [[TheSociopath encourages]] Edward to KillEmAll even voicing doubts if Edward [[ARealManIsAKiller has what it takes]]. The Full Synchronization objectives(Edward's canonical actions) state, to render all Guardians unconscious with bare fists, [[TechnicalPacifist non-violently incapacitating]] them. Edward is still a crook but he's not a brainless killer or a MightyWhitey and this small moment, with no Assassin or Templar to look down their noses on him, gives a sense of his real character, that he's not going to kill a bunch of innocent people who are only protecting sacred land from interlopers.interlopers.
* Cockram and Burgess's final words show a rare moment of being NotSoDifferent from the Assassins:
-->'''Cockram:''' You done us good, Kenway. Proved yourself a true bravo. And for what?
-->'''Burgess:''' His own bloody pride.
-->'''Edward:''' You stepped in the path of my prize. Not a thing a man should do.
-->'''Cockram:''' A cocksure cully, just like Hornigold said.
-->'''Edward:''' That Templar scab means nothing to me. None of you do.
-->'''Burgess:''' And you're worse for it, Kenway! It were the Templars who took us in when all else went to shit! Not our king. Not our country. The Templars.
-->'''Cockram:''' The Templars is our family. Where's yours?
15th Dec '13 5:19:16 AM ArthurS
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** It also has a nice moment where Adewale corrects Edward's period appropriate ignorance about Adewale being from Africa (he was born in the Caribbean) and wanting to go back (he doesn't anymore than Edward wants to go to France). It shows Edward is learning to be a more tolerant and enlightened person rather than just being one magically out of the box.

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** It also has a nice moment where Adewale corrects Edward's period appropriate ignorance about Adewale being from Africa (he was born in the Caribbean) and wanting to go back (he doesn't anymore than Edward wants to go to France). It shows Edward is learning to be a more tolerant and enlightened person rather than just being one magically out of the box.
* The final missions are moving to, in that we see that Edward slowly but surely change himself. He's less cocksure, more respectful and kinder and even honest to admit that he still has a lot of work left to change himself.
* [[spoiler: Mary Read's final moments are heartwarming to, for all her frequently expressed disappointment in Edward, she never loses hope that Edward would change, becoming the only person in Edward's life who never lost faith in him, even if she didn't become his enabler.]]
** Also the way, Ah Tabai talks to Edward with a knowing look when the latter admits he was wrong about the Creed, you can sense that the Assassins were all playing StealthMentor to Edward, just like they did with Ezio during ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' only they wanted Edward to come to his realization and wisdom on his own and gave him freedom to do so, even showing extraordinary restraint and forgiveness. The fact that the Templars never care to show anything like the same patience or compassion, looking at the false-Duncan Edward in the opening as a thug with no interest shows that at the end of the day, the Assassins give people a fairer shake than the Templars and will practice it too.



* Related to WhatAreYouInTheDark, but the mission where Edward and Black Bart come to the Observatory, Bart mentions that there are native Taino protecting the forest and [[TheSociopath encourages]] Edward to KillEmAll even voicing doubts if Edward [[ARealManIsAKiller has what it takes]]. The Full Synchronization objectives(Edward's canonical actions) state, to render all Guardians unconscious with bare fists, [[TechnicalPacifist non-violently incapacitating]] them. Edward is still a crook but he's not a brainless killer or a MightyWhitey and this small moment, with no Assassin or Templar to look down their noses on him, gives a sense of his real character, that he's not going to kill a bunch of innocent people who are only protecting sacred land from interlopers.

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* Related to WhatAreYouInTheDark, WhatYouAreInTheDark, but the mission where Edward and Black Bart come to the Observatory, Bart mentions that there are native Taino protecting the forest and [[TheSociopath encourages]] Edward to KillEmAll even voicing doubts if Edward [[ARealManIsAKiller has what it takes]]. The Full Synchronization objectives(Edward's canonical actions) state, to render all Guardians unconscious with bare fists, [[TechnicalPacifist non-violently incapacitating]] them. Edward is still a crook but he's not a brainless killer or a MightyWhitey and this small moment, with no Assassin or Templar to look down their noses on him, gives a sense of his real character, that he's not going to kill a bunch of innocent people who are only protecting sacred land from interlopers.
15th Dec '13 5:06:06 AM ArthurS
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** Or from bars where he just [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat the crap out of them.]]

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** Or from bars where he just [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat the crap out of them.]]]]
* Related to WhatAreYouInTheDark, but the mission where Edward and Black Bart come to the Observatory, Bart mentions that there are native Taino protecting the forest and [[TheSociopath encourages]] Edward to KillEmAll even voicing doubts if Edward [[ARealManIsAKiller has what it takes]]. The Full Synchronization objectives(Edward's canonical actions) state, to render all Guardians unconscious with bare fists, [[TechnicalPacifist non-violently incapacitating]] them. Edward is still a crook but he's not a brainless killer or a MightyWhitey and this small moment, with no Assassin or Templar to look down their noses on him, gives a sense of his real character, that he's not going to kill a bunch of innocent people who are only protecting sacred land from interlopers.
14th Dec '13 1:03:54 PM CharlesPhipps
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* Edward's many VillainousRescue of pirates across the game. Edward recruited, quite likely, the majority of his crew from shipwrecks and people executed.

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* Edward's many VillainousRescue of pirates across the game. Edward recruited, quite likely, the majority of his crew from shipwrecks and people executed.
** Or from bars where he just [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat the crap out of them.]]
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