History PlayingWith / AncientTradition

17th Sep '13 9:49:09 AM ChaoticNovelist
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'''Basic Trope''': An ancient, powerful secret group with a tradition of passive observation, or of helping destined heroes, or guarding some object of power.
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'''Basic Trope''': An ancient, powerful secret group with a tradition of passive observation, or of helping destined heroes, or guarding some object of power.

* '''Zig Zagged''': one day The Assassins act as a BigGood, the other day they act as a BigBad, for reasons only known to their top tier.
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* '''Zig Zagged''': one One day The Assassins act as a BigGood, the other day they act as a BigBad, for reasons only known to their top tier.

* '''Lampshaded''': "so now we are fighting TheKnightsTemplar huh? i sure hope some Middle-Eastern ninjas will pop out of nowhere to save our arses." * '''Invoked''': the heroes appeal to the Assassin's ethics, hoping that the legendary group will come to his aid. * '''Exploited''': A MagnificentBastard, having found out about the important alliance between the heroes on the Assassins, decides to masquerades as one of the shadowy figures in order to lead the good guys into a trap. [[XanatosGambit If it works: No more heroes. If it fails: The seed of paranoia and distrust will eventually destroy their alliance.]]
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* '''Lampshaded''': "so now we are fighting TheKnightsTemplar huh? i I sure hope some Middle-Eastern ninjas will pop out of nowhere to save our arses." * '''Invoked''': the The heroes appeal to the Assassin's ethics, hoping that the legendary group will come to his aid. * '''Exploited''': A MagnificentBastard, having found out about the important alliance between the heroes on and the Assassins, decides to masquerades as one of the shadowy figures in order to lead the good guys into a trap. [[XanatosGambit If it works: No more heroes. If it fails: The seed of paranoia and distrust will eventually destroy their alliance.]]

* '''Deconstructed''': Many members of the Assassins are really jaded, what's with having to aid some of the worst villains ever in history to prevent a greater evil from befalling humankind. * '''Reconstructed''': But that's what it takes to keep TheKnightsTemplar and their Elder Gods masters from taking over the world.
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* '''Deconstructed''': Many members After existing for so long and encompassing so many people, Ancient Tradition is no longer unified but composed of many conflicting factions; the Assassins passive helpers, the active helpers, those that insist on traditional practices and those that want to create new practices to fit the age, and people that are really jaded, what's with having born to aid some it but don't want to be part of the worst villains ever in history to prevent a greater evil from befalling humankind. it. * '''Reconstructed''': But that's what it takes to keep TheKnightsTemplar Though there are many factions within the Ancient Tradition they are unified by its core purpose of opposing the Knight Templars and their Elder Gods masters from taking over the world.proceed in thew ay they believe is best.
13th Aug '13 8:21:21 AM gligarman2
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* '''Downplayed''': ???
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* '''Downplayed''': ???The Assassins have been just aiding the Communist revolutionaries and the American revolutionaries.
6th Dec '12 1:49:59 PM VPhantom
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Added standarized 'Playing With Wiki' template
* '''Downplayed''': ???

* '''Deconstructed''': many members of the Assassins are really jaded, what's with having to aid some of the worst villains ever in history to prevent a greater evil from befalling humankind. * '''Reconstructed''': but that's what it takes to keep TheKnightsTemplar and their Elder Gods masters from taking over the world.

* '''Played For Laughs''': The Assassins protect the world from the secret of... the recipe for world's most delicious sushi. TheWorldIsNotReady.
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* '''Deconstructed''': Many members of the Assassins are really jaded, what's with having to aid some of the worst villains ever in history to prevent a greater evil from befalling humankind. * '''Reconstructed''': But that's what it takes to keep TheKnightsTemplar and their Elder Gods masters from taking over the world. * '''Played For Laughs''': The Assassins protect the world from the secret of... the recipe for world's most delicious sushi. TheWorldIsNotReady.

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18th May '12 3:21:52 PM Oreochan
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Renamed trope
* '''Defied''': PresidentEvil, aware and well informed about the Assassins' agenda, forms a specialized squad to counter them, [[GenericEvilOrganizationSquad The Reapers]].
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* '''Defied''': PresidentEvil, aware and well informed about the Assassins' agenda, forms a specialized squad to counter them, [[GenericEvilOrganizationSquad [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad The Reapers]].
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