History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedBrotherHood

27th Oct '17 12:13:21 PM JulianLapostat
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** In ''Project Legacy'', [[spoiler:Assassin trainee]] Giovanni Borgia, has not only voices in his head thanks to [[spoiler:being "saved" by the Shroud of Eden]] which he refers to as "Consus" (possibly referring to "consciousness"), but also sometimes experiences his father [[spoiler:Perotto Calderon]]'s and his implied ancestor [[spoiler:Marcus Junius Brutus']] memories. The implications of the former are kind of squicky...

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** In ''Project Legacy'', [[spoiler:Assassin trainee]] Giovanni Borgia, has not only voices in his head thanks to [[spoiler:being "saved" by the Shroud of Eden]] which he refers to as "Consus" (possibly referring to "consciousness"), but also sometimes experiences his father [[spoiler:Perotto Calderon]]'s and his implied ancestor [[spoiler:Marcus Junius Brutus']] [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/MarcusJuniusBrutus']] memories. The implications of the former are kind of squicky...
20th Oct '17 6:06:19 AM Grobi
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*** To be fair, by this point Desmond has been suffering severe hallucinations for months now, and has trouble telling what's real. Not that his reaction of telling no one anything was a ''good'' one, but it's sort of understandable if you tilt your head and squint.
20th Oct '17 12:32:54 AM Origamidragons
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*** To be fair, by this point Desmond has been suffering severe hallucinations for months now, and has trouble telling what's real. Not that his reaction of telling no one anything was a ''good'' one, but it's sort of understandable if you tilt your head and squint.
29th Aug '17 10:03:18 AM CosmicFerret
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** ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has made at least two major shout-outs to Assassin's Creed (such as Big Boss' ability to perform the Leap of Faith in ''Peace Walker'' and Altaïr's robe ''[=MGS4=]''), it's only fair for this game to return the favor. Firstly: [[spoiler:Raiden's ''[=MGS4=]'' outfit]] becomes a possible costume for Ezio -- albeit with Ezio wearing it -- if you happen to complete all the Virtual Training missions, which themselves could be construed as a shout-out to the many VR Mission modes for MGS games. Secondly, when you first meet back up with [[spoiler:Leonardo, his voice appears to be coming from inside a modern cardboard box]].

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** ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has made at least two major shout-outs to Assassin's Creed (such as Big Boss' ability to perform the Leap of Faith in ''Peace Walker'' and Altaïr's robe ''[=MGS4=]''), it's only fair for this game to return the favor. Firstly: [[spoiler:Raiden's ''[=MGS4=]'' outfit]] becomes a possible costume for Ezio -- albeit with Ezio wearing it -- if you happen to complete all the Virtual Training missions, which themselves could be construed as a shout-out to the many VR Mission modes for MGS games. Secondly, when you first meet back up with [[spoiler:Leonardo, his voice appears to be coming from inside a modern cardboard box]].
25th Aug '17 8:55:23 PM rmctagg09
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* ActionGirl: The Courtesan, The Thief, The Smuggler, The Hellequin, The Dama Rossa, [[spoiler: Claudia]], and even Caterina in a sense. Also, any female Assassins you recruit.

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* ActionGirl: The Courtesan, The Thief, The Smuggler, The Hellequin, The Dama Rossa, [[spoiler: Claudia]], [[spoiler:Claudia]], and even Caterina in a sense. Also, any female Assassins you recruit.



** Averted and played straight. Ezio's armor increases his health as he gets stronger versions of it. However, the real aversion comes from [[spoiler: Cesare during the final sequence]], where his well-placed upper body armor deflects Ezio's Hidden Blade. The battle comes with a series of quicktime scenes where Ezio strips away the armor piece by piece to render him vulnerable... and then [[spoiler: Ezio makes all that work pointless by dropping him off the wall]].

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** Averted and played straight. Ezio's armor increases his health as he gets stronger versions of it. However, the real aversion comes from [[spoiler: Cesare [[spoiler:Cesare during the final sequence]], where his well-placed upper body armor deflects Ezio's Hidden Blade. The battle comes with a series of quicktime scenes where Ezio strips away the armor piece by piece to render him vulnerable... and then [[spoiler: Ezio [[spoiler:Ezio makes all that work pointless by dropping him off the wall]].



** The [[spoiler: Apple of Eden]] in the final stages. You basically get to walk casually around, [[spoiler: turning enemy soldiers against each other or reducing their brains into mush with the power of the Apple]]. It is only available during specific memories.

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** The [[spoiler: Apple [[spoiler:Apple of Eden]] in the final stages. You basically get to walk casually around, [[spoiler: turning [[spoiler:turning enemy soldiers against each other or reducing their brains into mush with the power of the Apple]]. It is only available during specific memories.



** Ezio begins his campaign against the Borgia in Rome by fighting off a group of guards harassing a peasant in a plaza before the northern gate into the city. [[spoiler: His fight against Cesare and the very last of his supporters also happens here, and ends with Cesare being dragged off by the Papal Guards, destroying the last vestiges of the Borgia's power in the city]].

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** Ezio begins his campaign against the Borgia in Rome by fighting off a group of guards harassing a peasant in a plaza before the northern gate into the city. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His fight against Cesare and the very last of his supporters also happens here, and ends with Cesare being dragged off by the Papal Guards, destroying the last vestiges of the Borgia's power in the city]].



* BreakTheHaughty: Lucrezia gets her ego steadily beat down throughout the entire story by at least three different people [[spoiler: including her brother, which finally breaks her]]. Cesare gets it even worse; see HumiliationConga below.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Lucrezia gets her ego steadily beat down throughout the entire story by at least three different people [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including her brother, which finally breaks her]]. Cesare gets it even worse; see HumiliationConga below.



** Can be [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the player during [[spoiler: "The Apple of Eden" Memory by taking the same route Mario and Ezio took when they escaped from Il Vaticano]].

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** Can be [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the player during [[spoiler: "The [[spoiler:"The Apple of Eden" Memory by taking the same route Mario and Ezio took when they escaped from Il Vaticano]].



* TheCavalry: When he needs their assistance for any reason (such as he's feeling overwhelmed), Ezio can summon his Assassin recruits to aid him in battle. Also, [[spoiler: a group of mercenaries arrive out of nowhere to assist him near the end of Memory Sequence 7]].

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* TheCavalry: When he needs their assistance for any reason (such as he's feeling overwhelmed), Ezio can summon his Assassin recruits to aid him in battle. Also, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a group of mercenaries arrive out of nowhere to assist him near the end of Memory Sequence 7]].



* {{Cliffhanger}}: The game ends on one, thanks to Juno's meddling, setting up the WinToExit scenario of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''. [[spoiler: Ezio is mindcontrolled into killing Lucy and then goes into a comatose state.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: The game ends on one, thanks to Juno's meddling, setting up the WinToExit scenario of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''. [[spoiler: Ezio [[spoiler:Desmond is mindcontrolled mind controlled into killing Lucy and then goes into a comatose state.]]



** Caterina Sforza is still at it. [[spoiler: Imprisonment]] isn't going to stop her from swearing out her enemy.

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** Caterina Sforza is still at it. [[spoiler: Imprisonment]] [[spoiler:Imprisonment]] isn't going to stop her from swearing out her enemy.



** [[spoiler: Sure, it makes sense as a cliffhanger, but still... ''damn'', Juno. What the heck where you talking about?]]

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** [[spoiler: Sure, [[spoiler:Sure, it makes sense as a cliffhanger, but still... ''damn'', Juno. What the heck where you talking about?]]



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Due to the ending sequence, [[spoiler: Desmond goes into a comatose state. He is plugged back into Animus on a idea that it will help. For the rest of the post-game, the "leave Animus" option is missing from the Animus Desktop]].

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Due to the ending sequence, [[spoiler: Desmond [[spoiler:Desmond goes into a comatose state. He is plugged back into Animus on a idea that it will help. For the rest of the post-game, the "leave Animus" option is missing from the Animus Desktop]].



* IFoundYouLikeThis: After the siege on Monteriggioni, Ezio takes a bullet in the side and proceeds to ride towards Rome. He collapses on the road and awakens in a small house on the outskirts of Rome being tended by an anonymous woman. It causes him to LevelDrain. [[spoiler: The end of Sequence 8 reveals that Machiavelli found and rescued him by taking him to the woman, hoping that he would be able to finish the job of ending the Borgia line]].

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* IFoundYouLikeThis: After the siege on Monteriggioni, Ezio takes a bullet in the side and proceeds to ride towards Rome. He collapses on the road and awakens in a small house on the outskirts of Rome being tended by an anonymous woman. It causes him to LevelDrain. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The end of Sequence 8 reveals that Machiavelli found and rescued him by taking him to the woman, hoping that he would be able to finish the job of ending the Borgia line]].



* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: In the third Christina memory, Ezio tells Cristina's fiancé, Manfredo, to stop gambling and be a good husband on pain of being hunted down and killed. [[spoiler: She does NOT appreciate it -- because she wanted Ezio]].

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: In the third Christina memory, Ezio tells Cristina's fiancé, Manfredo, to stop gambling and be a good husband on pain of being hunted down and killed. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She does NOT appreciate it -- because she wanted Ezio]].



* MotiveRant: The last Truth puzzle ends with one of these, a post-mortem recording from the head of Abstergo to their successor. It short, it is about how [[spoiler: Abstergo's goal is ''not'' making money but using capitalism as a means of control and control isn't the point either but creating a peaceful world ''through'' control. The recording urges the successor not to listen to other big whigs at the company because they have become too obsessed with money for its own sake.]]

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* MotiveRant: The last Truth puzzle ends with one of these, a post-mortem recording from the head of Abstergo to their successor. It short, it is about how [[spoiler: Abstergo's [[spoiler:Abstergo's goal is ''not'' making money but using capitalism as a means of control and control isn't the point either but creating a peaceful world ''through'' control. The recording urges the successor not to listen to other big whigs at the company because they have become too obsessed with money for its own sake.]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'', [[spoiler: after Ezio defeats several of his followers, the Hermeticist leader throws one last follower down to stop him. This not only kills the hapless follower but breaks off part of the stone platform that he's standing on, creating a path for Ezio to climb directly up to him. Ezio had no other way of reaching him before that]].

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'', [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Ezio defeats several of his followers, the Hermeticist leader throws one last follower down to stop him. This not only kills the hapless follower but breaks off part of the stone platform that he's standing on, creating a path for Ezio to climb directly up to him. Ezio had no other way of reaching him before that]].



** Even though Ezio's sister Claudia should be in her late 30s, she still looks and acts the same as her 15-year-old self from the beginning of ''Assassin's Creed II''. [[spoiler: The acting could be justified by the fact that she was kept locked up in Monteriggioni for the entire length of ''[=AC2=]'']].

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** Even though Ezio's sister Claudia should be in her late 30s, she still looks and acts the same as her 15-year-old self from the beginning of ''Assassin's Creed II''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The acting could be justified by the fact that she was kept locked up in Monteriggioni for the entire length of ''[=AC2=]'']].



* NotWorthKilling: Remember when Ezio ''[[WhatAnIdiot spared]]'' [[spoiler:Rodrigo Borgia]]? That turns out to have been a mistake in hindsight, [[spoiler: although in the end Rodrigo is not the real threat. In fact, Ezio's "mercy" caused him to focus on power consolidation to the consternation of his son, splintering their family. So, it was actually a good thing, oddly enough]].

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* NotWorthKilling: Remember when Ezio ''[[WhatAnIdiot spared]]'' [[spoiler:Rodrigo Borgia]]? That turns out to have been a mistake in hindsight, [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:although in the end Rodrigo is not the real threat. In fact, Ezio's "mercy" caused him to focus on power consolidation to the consternation of his son, splintering their family. So, it was actually a good thing, oddly enough]].



* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Subject 16's puzzles, especially the last few. [[spoiler: The password to the Temple of Juno requires piecing together information about dates, the Name of God, and the Tetragrammaton]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Rodrigo Borgia is largely absent from the game; when Ezio first goes back to check on him [[spoiler:upon exiting the Vault]] all he finds are the papal robes. [[spoiler: Rather than being the Big Bad that Machiavelli believes him to be, Rodrigo is instead trying to build up the forces of the Papacy and the Borgia family, while Cesare is being an idiot and stirring up the hornet's nest known as the Assassins. Rodrigo wants the long view, while Cesare desperately wants to be powerful NOW]].

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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Subject 16's puzzles, especially the last few. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The password to the Temple of Juno requires piecing together information about dates, the Name of God, and the Tetragrammaton]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Rodrigo Borgia is largely absent from the game; when Ezio first goes back to check on him [[spoiler:upon exiting the Vault]] all he finds are the papal robes. [[spoiler: Rather [[spoiler:Rather than being the Big Bad that Machiavelli believes him to be, Rodrigo is instead trying to build up the forces of the Papacy and the Borgia family, while Cesare is being an idiot and stirring up the hornet's nest known as the Assassins. Rodrigo wants the long view, while Cesare desperately wants to be powerful NOW]].



* RedHerring: Several things seem to suggest that [[spoiler: Mario (somehow) survived]]. Nope.

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* RedHerring: Several things seem to suggest that [[spoiler: Mario [[spoiler:Mario (somehow) survived]]. Nope.



** ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has made at least two major shout-outs to Assassin's Creed (such as Big Boss' ability to perform the Leap of Faith in ''Peace Walker'' and Altaïr's robe ''[=MGS4=]''), it's only fair for this game to return the favor. Firstly: [[spoiler: Raiden's ''[=MGS4=]'' outfit]] becomes a possible costume for Ezio -- albeit with Ezio wearing it -- if you happen to complete all the Virtual Training missions, which themselves could be construed as a shout-out to the many VR Mission modes for MGS games. Secondly, when you first meet back up with [[spoiler:Leonardo, his voice appears to be coming from inside a modern cardboard box]].

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** ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has made at least two major shout-outs to Assassin's Creed (such as Big Boss' ability to perform the Leap of Faith in ''Peace Walker'' and Altaïr's robe ''[=MGS4=]''), it's only fair for this game to return the favor. Firstly: [[spoiler: Raiden's [[spoiler:Raiden's ''[=MGS4=]'' outfit]] becomes a possible costume for Ezio -- albeit with Ezio wearing it -- if you happen to complete all the Virtual Training missions, which themselves could be construed as a shout-out to the many VR Mission modes for MGS games. Secondly, when you first meet back up with [[spoiler:Leonardo, his voice appears to be coming from inside a modern cardboard box]].
25th Aug '17 8:53:22 PM rmctagg09
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* TheCavlary: When he needs their assistance for any reason (such as he's feeling overwhelmed), Ezio can summon his Assassin recruits to aid him in battle. Also, [[spoiler: a group of mercenaries arrive out of nowhere to assist him near the end of Memory Sequence 7]].

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* TheCavlary: TheCavalry: When he needs their assistance for any reason (such as he's feeling overwhelmed), Ezio can summon his Assassin recruits to aid him in battle. Also, [[spoiler: a group of mercenaries arrive out of nowhere to assist him near the end of Memory Sequence 7]].


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** At the beginning Cesare has one of his soldiers give him the gun "his friend made" right before [[spoiler:executing Mario, foreshadowing the fact that he's been forcing Leonardo to work for him.]]
14th Aug '17 2:42:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* FalseReassurance: Done to [[spoiler:Francesco Troche]].

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* FalseReassurance: Done to [[spoiler:Francesco Troche]].Troche]] by Cesare, who assures he is not going to be killed just before signaling his hachet man to strangle him.



** The mission "Crepi Il Lupo" requires the player to defeat no less than thirteen enemies without taking a single hit, a feat made even more difficult by the fact that the mission begins with the enemies spawned in a tight circle around the player, some readied to attack.
** Oddly enough, the easiest way to clear this "full sync" condition is to do exactly what the [[spoiler:execution/kill streak]] gameplay was supposed to avert, [[spoiler:staying in Defensive Stance the whole time and just countering all attacks]].

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** The mission "Crepi Il Lupo" requires the player to defeat no less than thirteen enemies without taking a single hit, a feat made even more difficult by the fact that the mission begins with the enemies spawned in a tight circle around the player, some readied to attack.
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attack. Oddly enough, the easiest way to clear this "full sync" condition is to do exactly what the [[spoiler:execution/kill streak]] gameplay was supposed to avert, [[spoiler:staying in Defensive Stance the whole time and just countering all attacks]].attacks]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Ezio had little practice with execution streaks at this point in time]].



* FinalDeath: Assassin recruits that die, whether due to mission failure or in combat, are gone for good. Fortunately unlike the finite secondary missions in ''[=AC2=]'', the game will dynamically generate recruiting missions whenever an Assassin recruit slot is unfilled.

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* FinalDeath: Assassin recruits that die, whether due to mission failure or in combat, are gone for good. Fortunately Fortunately, unlike the finite secondary missions in ''[=AC2=]'', the game will dynamically generate recruiting missions whenever an Assassin recruit slot is unfilled.



* FluorescentFootprints: Available during Eagle Vision.

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* FluorescentFootprints: Available during Eagle Vision.Vision to aid Ezio in tracking targets that escape his other vision.



** When destroying the [[spoiler:machine gun]], Ezio says that the world is better without it. However, its invention will still come to pass...
** While playing Ezio's repressed memories regarding Cristina Vespucci, it's pretty obvious Ezio and Cristina don't get married and settle down...

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** When destroying the [[spoiler:machine gun]], Ezio says that the world is better without it. However, its invention will still come to pass...
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** While playing Ezio's repressed memories regarding Cristina Vespucci, it's pretty obvious Ezio and Cristina don't get married and settle down...down.



** The ''Da Vinci Disappearance'' DLC sequence has you looking for five {{Plot Coupon}}s in order to get to a certain location and unearth a secret intended for someone in 2012. The main plot of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' pretty much plays out almost exactly the same way.

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** The ''Da Vinci Disappearance'' DLC sequence has you looking for five {{Plot Coupon}}s in order to get to a certain location and unearth a secret intended for someone in 2012. The main plot of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' pretty much plays out almost exactly the same way.



** The Truth segments end this time with [[spoiler:a bizarre platforming sequence, after which it's revealed that Subject Sixteen has apparently uploaded his consciousness into the Animus]].
** [[spoiler: Sure, it makes sense as a cliffhanger, but still... ''damn'', Juno]].
** The weird orange cutscene with [[spoiler:Cesare repeating his last words for no apparent reason after you throw him off the castle]].

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** The Truth segments end this time with [[spoiler:a bizarre platforming sequence, after which it's revealed that Subject Sixteen has apparently uploaded his consciousness into the Animus]].
Animus and gives a cryptic warning and urgent instructions before disappearing again]].
** [[spoiler: Sure, it makes sense as a cliffhanger, but still... ''damn'', Juno]].
** The weird orange cutscene with [[spoiler:Cesare repeating his last words for no apparent reason after
Juno. What the heck where you throw him off the castle]].talking about?]]



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The storyline only brings up renovating shop after freeing Caterina from the Castel Sant'Angelo, even though by that point it's entirely possible to have renovated nearly every shop in the city.

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*GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Due to the ending sequence, [[spoiler: Desmond goes into a comatose state. He is plugged back into Animus on a idea that it will help. For the rest of the post-game, the "leave Animus" option is missing from the Animus Desktop]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The storyline only brings up renovating shop after freeing Caterina from the Castel Sant'Angelo, even though by that point it's entirely possible to have renovated nearly every shop in the city.available up until that point.



* GottaCatchThemAll: Much better now. You can unlock and buy maps for the Borgia Flags on the overworld and Feathers, in addition to the treasure chests. Unfortunately, the Flags and chests in the Lairs of Romulus do not have maps, so you have to run around in Eagle Vision and hope you spot them.
* GracefulLoser: After having been beaten and spared by Ezio in the previous game, Rodrigo told Cesare to leave the assassin in peace and refused to help him after [[WhatAnIdiot he put himself at the top of Ezio's shit list.]] He's still an evil bastard, but he clearly respects Ezio.

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* GottaCatchThemAll: Much better now. You can unlock and buy maps for the Borgia Flags on the overworld and Feathers, in addition to the treasure chests. Unfortunately, the Flags and chests in the Lairs of Romulus do not have maps, so you have to run around in Eagle Vision and hope you spot them.
* GracefulLoser: After having been beaten and spared by Ezio in the previous game, Rodrigo told Cesare to leave the assassin in peace and refused to help him after [[WhatAnIdiot [[AwakenTheSleepingGiant he put himself at the top of Ezio's shit list.]] He's still an evil bastard, but he clearly respects Ezio.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Ezio forms a relationship with the red-headed Caterina Sforza. Well, a one-night stand, anyway. Unfortunately, when Desmond asks Shaun what became of Caterina, he says she languished in Florence and eventually died there.

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Ezio forms a is much pickier in this game than he was in the previous. The only relationship he forms is with the red-headed Caterina Sforza. Well, a one-night stand, anyway. Unfortunately, when Desmond asks Shaun what became of Caterina, he says she languished in Florence and eventually died there.



** Sequences 5 through 9 are one long spree of failures for [[spoiler:Cesare Borgia]]: first Ezio [[spoiler:kills Cesare's money-man who was his main source of funds, then he deprives Cesare of his French allies and (optionally) his Creator/LeonardoDaVinci-designed war machines, kills Cesare's lieutenants and wrests control of Rome away from Cesare, ''all'' right under his nose. Cesare then gets a stern talking-to -- and attempted poisoning -- from his daddy who'd withheld both financial support ''and'' the Apple of Eden from him and didn't even tell him about the death of his French general, though Rodrigo's attempted solution [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fatally backfires]] (while this was going on, Ezio had also prevented Cesare's hitman from killing a love rival). Cesare's own sister Lucrezia betrays the location of the Apple of Eden to Ezio, who reaches it first despite Cesare's head start, and then incapacitates quite a few Borgia troops along the way out of the Vaticano District. Several surviving Cardinals put their support behind "Della Rovere" (actually Giuliano della Rovere) for the Papacy after telling Cesare that his family's money is "tainted." After several skirmishes in Roman streets are all lost by Cesare's men, in the final battle for Rome the Assassins openly take to the streets and literally force him outside one of the city gates. Even then Cesare still believes that his army is returning to retake Rome, led by his hitman... but instead, a general previously forced into his service now arrests Cesare at the new Pope's order -- complete with a charge of incest -- and Cesare is dragged away by Papal Guards whom he might have previously commanded. It would be a year or more before he escaped, breaking several bones in the process, and Ezio would finally catch up to him while Cesare was making a last desperate grab at a comeback -- not command''ing'', but command''ed'' by a relative. Oh, and so much for being "the best fighter who ever lived."]]
** Revealed in ''Project Legacy'' to have been pretty much intentionally planned by Ezio, when he turned down a shot at Cesare's life, claiming that the death of one man would not bring down the Borgia -- instead resorting to things like poisoning French duelists (to "force" Cesare to applaud their Italian opponents and thus potentially degrade relations with his French allies), or swapping prisoners scheduled for execution with hapless Borgia guards.

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** Sequences 5 through 9 are one long spree of failures for [[spoiler:Cesare Borgia]]: first Ezio [[spoiler:kills Cesare's money-man who was his main source of funds, then he deprives Cesare of his French allies and (optionally) his Creator/LeonardoDaVinci-designed war machines, kills Cesare's lieutenants and wrests control of Rome away from Cesare, ''all'' right under his nose. Cesare then gets a stern talking-to -- and attempted poisoning -- from his daddy who'd withheld both financial support ''and'' the Apple of Eden from him and didn't even tell him about the death of his French general, though Rodrigo's attempted solution [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fatally backfires]] (while this was going on, Ezio had also prevented Cesare's hitman from killing a love rival). Cesare's own sister Lucrezia betrays the location of the Apple of Eden to Ezio, who reaches it first despite Cesare's head start, and then incapacitates quite a few Borgia troops along the way out of escapes the Vaticano District. Several surviving Cardinals put their support behind "Della Rovere" (actually Giuliano della Rovere) for the Papacy after telling Cesare that his family's money is "tainted." After several skirmishes in Roman streets are all lost by Cesare's men, in the final battle for Rome the Assassins openly take to the streets and literally force him outside one of the city gates. Even then Cesare still believes that his army is returning to retake Rome, led by his hitman... but instead, a general previously forced into his service now arrests Cesare at the new Pope's order -- complete with a charge of incest -- and Cesare is dragged away by Papal Guards whom he might have previously commanded. It would be a year or more before he escaped, breaking several bones in the process, and Ezio would finally catch up to him while Cesare was making a last desperate grab at a comeback -- not command''ing'', but command''ed'' by a relative. Oh, and so much for being "the best fighter who ever lived."]]
** Revealed in ''Project Legacy'' to have been pretty much intentionally planned by Ezio, when he turned down a shot at Cesare's life, claiming that the death of one man would not bring down the Borgia -- instead resorting to things like poisoning French duelists (to "force" Cesare to applaud their Italian opponents and thus potentially degrade relations with his French allies), or swapping prisoners scheduled for execution with hapless Borgia guards.



* IFoundYouLikeThis: After the siege on Monteriggioni, Ezio takes a bullet in the side and proceeds to ride towards Rome. He collapses on the road and awakens in a small house on the outskirts of Rome being tended by an anonymous woman. Causes him to LevelDrain. [[spoiler: The end of Sequence 8 reveals that Machiavelli found and rescued him by taking him to the woman, hoping that he would be able to finish the job of ending the Borgia line]].

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* IFoundYouLikeThis: After the siege on Monteriggioni, Ezio takes a bullet in the side and proceeds to ride towards Rome. He collapses on the road and awakens in a small house on the outskirts of Rome being tended by an anonymous woman. Causes It causes him to LevelDrain. [[spoiler: The end of Sequence 8 reveals that Machiavelli found and rescued him by taking him to the woman, hoping that he would be able to finish the job of ending the Borgia line]].



* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Ezio to Cristina's fiance Manfredo in the third Christina memory. [[spoiler: She does NOT appreciate it -- because she wanted Ezio]].

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Ezio to Cristina's fiance Manfredo in In the third Christina memory.memory, Ezio tells Cristina's fiancé, Manfredo, to stop gambling and be a good husband on pain of being hunted down and killed. [[spoiler: She does NOT appreciate it -- because she wanted Ezio]].



** Ezio can kill people with a broom. The achievement for actually killing someone with it is called "Spring Cleaning". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOp7tVexx90&list=FLQqRcYk5CkKReN7L4EpI2mQ&index=19 It's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InW1sUTwLuo hilarious.]]

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** Ezio can kill people with a broom. The achievement for actually killing someone with it is called "Spring Cleaning". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOp7tVexx90&list=FLQqRcYk5CkKReN7L4EpI2mQ&index=19 It's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InW1sUTwLuo hilarious.]]



* InfinityMinusOneSword: Obtained by completing the Guild Challenges (besides the Assassin's Guild). They don't have maxed out stats like the Sword of Altaïr or Dagger of Brutus, but are the next best things.

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* InfinityMinusOneSword: Obtained by completing the Thief, Courtesan and Mercenary Guild Challenges (besides the Assassin's Guild). Challenges. They don't have maxed out stats like the Sword of Altaïr or Dagger of Brutus, but they are the next best things.



* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Invoked when [[spoiler:Ezio goes after Cesare without the Brotherhood]].

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* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Invoked when [[spoiler:Ezio goes after Cesare without the Brotherhood]].Brotherhood. He says he built it to last with or without him and they are needed in Rome]].



** The Assassins under Ezio's rule becomes this against the Borgia-ruled Rome.

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** The Assassins under Ezio's rule becomes this against the Borgia-ruled Rome. As Ezio himself says, "The liberation of Roma has begun".



* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Invoked by Ezio when Cesare claims that no man can kill him. Probably was unnecessary but Ezio was likely being cautious given how Cesare's previous statement that chains could not hold him turned out to be rather prophetic]].

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* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Invoked by Ezio when Cesare claims that no man can kill him. Probably was unnecessary but Ezio was likely being cautious given how Cesare's previous statement that chains could not "chains cannot hold him me" turned out to be rather prophetic]].



* MalevolentMaskedMen: Several of the multiplayer characters.

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: Several of the multiplayer characters.characters wear masks when going about their missions.



* MentorOccupationalHazard: For [[spoiler:Mario]].

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: For [[spoiler:Mario]].[[spoiler:Mario, Ezio's uncle and mentor, is killed in the first memory sequence]]. This is part of what motivates Ezio to step up as a mentor himself.



** The end of The Truth segments features [[spoiler:none other than Subject Sixteen himself, having uploaded his consciousness into the Animus]].

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** The end of The Truth segments features [[spoiler:none other than Subject Sixteen himself, having uploaded his consciousness into the Animus]].Animus and talking cryptically]].



** And whether we're actually playing as [[spoiler:Desmond, or as someone in the future viewing Desmond's memories through a future Animus. Teased by being able to load Desmond's image the way you can the other outfits, if you achieve 100% synchronization on Sequence 8]].
** The DLC mission ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'' confirms that [[spoiler:we are still playing as Desmond after the credits are rolling. There had been some speculation as to whether or not Desmond was still in the Animus during the PlayableEpilogue]].
* MissionPackSequel: At its core, ''Brotherhood'' is basically the same game as [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII its predecessor]] (and even picks up ''exactly'' where that game left off). But it also features better graphics, a new setting, an improved combat system, and a few new gameplay mechanics in the Brotherhood system and property buying, essentially making it the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' to ''ACII'''s ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''.

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** And Also whether we're actually playing as [[spoiler:Desmond, or as someone in the future viewing Desmond's memories through a future Animus. Teased by being able to load Desmond's image the way you can the other outfits, if you achieve 100% synchronization on Sequence 8]].
**
8]]. The DLC mission ''The Da Vinci Disappearance'' confirms that [[spoiler:we are still playing as Desmond after the credits are rolling. There had been some speculation as to whether or not Desmond was still in the Animus during the PlayableEpilogue]].
* MissionPackSequel: At its core, ''Brotherhood'' is basically the same game as [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII its predecessor]] (and even picks up ''exactly'' where that game left off). But it It also features better graphics, a new setting, an improved combat system, and a few new gameplay mechanics in the Brotherhood system and property buying, essentially making it the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' to ''ACII'''s ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''.



* MotiveRant: The last Truth puzzle ends with one of these, a post-mortem recording from the head of Abstergo to their successor.

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* MotiveRant: The last Truth puzzle ends with one of these, a post-mortem recording from the head of Abstergo to their successor. It short, it is about how [[spoiler: Abstergo's goal is ''not'' making money but using capitalism as a means of control and control isn't the point either but creating a peaceful world ''through'' control. The recording urges the successor not to listen to other big whigs at the company because they have become too obsessed with money for its own sake.]]
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** Subverted by the female Assassin recruits. It's possible to come across them with them using a guard as a HumanShield.
** Played straight with many courtesans -- yet subverted again when [[spoiler:Ezio believes Claudia to be in trouble with Borgia guards only to find out that she's quite capable of self-defence]].

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** Subverted Zigzagged by the female Assassin recruits. It's possible to come across them with them using a guard as a HumanShield.
HumanShield, fighting when outnumbered (and in need of assistance) or restrained by a guard.
** Played straight with many courtesans -- yet courtesans. There are Courtesan Missions where Ezio has to save one of them from an overdose of a DateRape drug, a treacherous would-be brothel owner, or regular customer who suspects her ''real'' occupation as an Assassin Informat. There are also Assassin Recruit Contracts involving the defense of Courtesan guilds in other cities being harassed. Yet it is also subverted again when [[spoiler:Ezio believes Claudia to be in trouble with Borgia guards only to find out that she's quite capable of self-defence]].self-defence]]. There are also inversions where a timely distraction by courtesans enables Ezio to escape pursuit.



* DeadpanSnarker: Shaun could run for president of Snarkers of the Month. Desmond is also snarkier this time around and shares some decent banter.
* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler:Rodrigo Borgia]], the BigBad of ''ACII'', barely appears at all throughout the game.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Shaun could run for president of Snarkers of the Month. Month; jokes, sarcasm and other dry wit is in his database, his emails and his in-person dialogue. Desmond is also snarkier this time around and shares some decent banter.
banter with Lucy.
* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler:Rodrigo Borgia]], the BigBad of ''ACII'', barely appears at all throughout the game.game and takes few actions, even behind-the-scenes actions.



* DoomedHometown: Monteriggioni.

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* DoomedHometown: Monteriggioni.Monteriggioni is attacked and sacked in the first memory sequence, thus forcing Ezio and his family to flee.



* TheDragon: Cesare Borgia, who takes this role for his father Rodrigo despite also being the BigBad.

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* TheDragon: Cesare Borgia, who takes this role for his father Rodrigo despite also being the BigBad. It's like this: Rodrigo is still in charge and is seen as the biggest threat but Cesare is the Captain-General of the Papal Armies and Rodrigo has been leaving more and more of his duties in Cesare's hands, due to the events of [=AC2=] and several disturbing prodigies leaving him a broken man. Thus, Cesare is both the BigBad's chief minion but also the one who needs to be defeated.



** The Followers of Romulus aren't slouches either, having bases in massive sprawling catacombs and buried temples, some of which seem to go on for miles.

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** The Followers of Romulus aren't slouches either, having bases in massive sprawling catacombs and buried temples, some of which seem to go on for miles. However, they are much...sloppier. As if to imitate the wolves they dress as, they have few signs of human inhabitation. There are just some camp fires and a little furniture.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Human-trafficking Silvestro "The Noble" Sabbatini, as well as the Borgia.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Human-trafficking Silvestro "The Noble" Sabbatini, as well as the Borgia.Borgia all have blue blood. There are a number of "assassinate a noble" Assassin Recruit Contracts as well. However, there is a "protect a noble" mission where it is written that some nobles oppose Templars.



** Averted and played straight. Ezio's armor increases his health as he gets stronger versions of it. But the real aversion comes from [[spoiler: Cesare during the final sequence]], where his well-placed upper body armor deflects Ezio's Hidden Blade. The battle comes with a series of quicktime scenes where you strip away the armor piece by piece to render him vulnerable... and then [[spoiler: Ezio makes all that work pointless by dropping him off the wall]].

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** Averted and played straight. Ezio's armor increases his health as he gets stronger versions of it. But However, the real aversion comes from [[spoiler: Cesare during the final sequence]], where his well-placed upper body armor deflects Ezio's Hidden Blade. The battle comes with a series of quicktime scenes where you strip Ezio strips away the armor piece by piece to render him vulnerable... and then [[spoiler: Ezio makes all that work pointless by dropping him off the wall]].



** And let's not forget the [[spoiler: Apple of Eden]] in the final stages. You basically get to walk casually around, [[spoiler: turning enemy soldiers against each other or reducing their brains into mush with the power of the Apple]].

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** And let's not forget the The [[spoiler: Apple of Eden]] in the final stages. You basically get to walk casually around, [[spoiler: turning enemy soldiers against each other or reducing their brains into mush with the power of the Apple]]. It is only available during specific memories.



** Parachuting over Rome is definitely awesome. Practical use of those things is sadly limited, though. That said, it's essential for ''For The Fans''.

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** Parachuting over Rome is definitely awesome. Practical use of those things is sadly limited, though.limited (such as crossing a couple wide gaps or jumping from high places that don't have a landing zone etc). That said, it's essential for ''For The Fans''.



* BadassBack: Some of the kill animations.

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* %%* BadassBack: Some of the kill animations.



**When a quest giver for a Templar Agent says that this particular target has a lot of guards, Ezio says, "The Borgia cannot protect him from me."



* BattleCouple: Bartolomeo and his wife Pantasilea.

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* BattleCouple: Bartolomeo and his wife Pantasilea.Pantasilea, he fights the battles and she makes the strategies.



* BaldOfEvil: The Priest.
* BeardOfEvil: The Prowler has a soul patch and goatee, contrasting with Ezio's 'stache-and-beard. Rodrigo, Cesare and the Engineer have one.

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* BaldOfEvil: The Priest.
Priest that works for the Templars goes beyond a tonsure.
* BeardOfEvil: The Prowler has a soul patch and goatee, contrasting with Ezio's 'stache-and-beard. Rodrigo, Cesare and the Engineer have one.one too.



* BigScrewedUpFamily:
** The Borgias, already a TruthInTelevision example. Made most obvious in an incident where Lucrezia berates a servant because they were all out of her favorite blend of arsenic, only to learn that it was gone because her father had used it all.
** Ezio's family too in many ways but managing to still be somewhat familial despite it all.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily:
**
BigScrewedUpFamily: The Borgias, already a TruthInTelevision example. Made It is made most obvious in an incident where Lucrezia berates a servant because they were all out of her favorite blend of arsenic, only to learn that it was gone because her father had used it all.
** Ezio's family too in many ways but managing to still be somewhat familial despite it
all.



* BiographyAClef: The dialogue and conversations between Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli are shown to be the inspirations and origins for his famous political treatises. Ezio mutters the word "virtu" at one point to explain how he will influence people over, leading Machiavelli to repeat it curiously. Likewise the contrast between Cesare attempting to rule by fear only to be hated and Ezio undermining his regime by friendship, help and love, is also a dramatization of the argument of ''Literature/ThePrince'':

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* BiographyAClef: The dialogue and conversations between Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli and others are shown to be the inspirations and origins for his famous political treatises. Ezio mutters the word "virtu" at one point to explain how he will influence people over, leading Machiavelli to repeat it curiously. Likewise the contrast between Cesare attempting to rule by fear only to be hated and Ezio undermining his regime by friendship, help and love, is also a dramatization of the argument of ''Literature/ThePrince'':



* BoisterousBruiser: Bartolomeo returns with significantly more screen time, and an equally badass wife.
* BookEnds: The first words you hear from Ezio in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' are "Insieme per la vittoria" as he and his gang prepares to take on Vieri. He uses those very same words at the end of Sequence 8 when he gathers up his allies to take on Cesare.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Bartolomeo returns with significantly more screen time, a lot more fighting and profanity and an equally badass wife.
* BookEnds: BookEnds:
**
The first words you hear from Ezio in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' are "Insieme per la vittoria" as he and his gang prepares to take on Vieri. He uses those very same words at the end of Sequence 8 when he gathers up his allies to take on Cesare.



* BrokenBridge: The barriers that wall off areas not available in the current memory sequence. Going past them desynchronizes you.

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* BrokenBridge: The There are barriers that wall off areas not available in the current memory sequence. Going past them desynchronizes you.Desmond from Ezio because Ezio didn't go there at that time.



* CastFromHitPoints: Using [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]] will drain your health, causing Ezio to faint if you lose it all. However your health regenerates fairly quickly during the sequence, so it's not too annoying.
* ChainmailBikini: Averted with the female Assassin Recruits. Their robes, while low-cut, are covered up by adding the chestpieces, and they never show any more skin than that and their faces. As with their male counterparts, upon promotion to the highest rank Assassino they wear slimmer versions of Ezio's attire.

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* CastFromHitPoints: Using [[spoiler:the Apple of Eden]] will drain your health, causing Ezio to faint if you lose it all. However However, your health regenerates fairly quickly during the sequence, so it's not too annoying.
*TheCavlary: When he needs their assistance for any reason (such as he's feeling overwhelmed), Ezio can summon his Assassin recruits to aid him in battle. Also, [[spoiler: a group of mercenaries arrive out of nowhere to assist him near the end of Memory Sequence 7]].
* ChainmailBikini: Averted with the female Assassin Recruits. Their robes, while low-cut, are covered up by adding the chestpieces, and they never show any more skin than that and their faces. As with their male counterparts, upon promotion to the highest rank Assassino rank, Assassino, they wear slimmer versions of Ezio's attire.



* CharacterOutlivesActor: Likely the fate of Rosa in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', who had been a love interest for Ezio but suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome after that game since her actress, Lita Tresierra, was killed in a car accident shortly before production began this game. Despite the character never appearing in the games again the novelizations for ''Brotherhood'' and ''Revelations'' say that she eventually took over the Rosa in Fiore from Claudia and became an Italian Assassin leader.

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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Likely the fate of Rosa in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', who had been a love interest for Ezio but suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome after that game since her actress, Lita Tresierra, was killed in a car accident shortly before production began for this game. Despite the character never appearing in the games again the novelizations for ''Brotherhood'' and ''Revelations'' say that she eventually took over the Rosa in Fiore from Claudia and became an Italian Assassin leader.



* {{Cliffhanger}}: The game ends on one, thanks to Juno's meddling, setting up the WinToExit scenario of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
* ClockPunk: Thanks to [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's inventions]].

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: The game ends on one, thanks to Juno's meddling, setting up the WinToExit scenario of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''. [[spoiler: Ezio is mindcontrolled into killing Lucy and then goes into a comatose state.]]
* ClockPunk: Thanks to [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's inventions]].inventions]], there are aerial bombers and tanks in 16th century Italy, albeit the former is a hang-gilder and the latter is made of wood.



** Caterina Sforza.
** Bartolomeo swears up a storm at times, too.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink:
** Since the first ''Assassin's Creed'', the series has steadily become this, touching on pretty much every scrap of cryptohistorical, parapolitical, and paranormal event and pseudoscientific theory.
** Interestingly, you can see through the hidden files as well as the series progression that the Templars have been adjusting their world-domination scheme to go with the times. During Altaïr's time, they focused on playing multiple sides in wars and influencing the monarchy with physical power; Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy allowed him and others to dominate the world through people's faith; in the 20th and 21st century, Abstergo set about quietly dominating the world through raw, unchecked capitalism, greed, and stimulating people's consumerism. Many, ''many'' historical names (and currently-living ones too!) are dropped in all this.

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** Caterina Sforza.
Sforza is still at it. [[spoiler: Imprisonment]] isn't going to stop her from swearing out her enemy.
** Bartolomeo swears up a storm tosses several of these at times, too.
his arch enemy, although they are in translated Italian.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink:
** Since the first ''Assassin's Creed'', the series has steadily become this, touching on pretty much every scrap of cryptohistorical, parapolitical, and paranormal event and pseudoscientific theory.
**
ConspiracyKitchenSink: Interestingly, you can see through the hidden files as well as the series progression that the Templars have been adjusting their world-domination scheme to go with the times. During Altaïr's time, they focused on playing multiple sides in wars and influencing the monarchy with physical power; Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy allowed him and others to dominate the world through people's faith; in the 20th and 21st century, Abstergo set about quietly dominating the world through raw, unchecked capitalism, greed, and stimulating people's consumerism. Many, ''many'' historical names (and currently-living ones too!) are dropped in all this.



* ContractualBossImmunity: Most bosses not only resist grabs but can also block or dodge counter-kill attempts. The new kick attack, however, levels the playing field.

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* ContractualBossImmunity: ContractualBossImmunity:
**
Most bosses not only resist grabs but can also block or dodge counter-kill attempts. The new kick attack, however, levels the playing field.



* CreepyCrows: Murders of crows are seen flying around towers under Borgia control.

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* CreepyCrows: Murders of crows are seen flying around towers under Borgia control. This is contrast to the [[NobleBirdOfPrey majestic eagles]] that accompany Assassin Towers.



** The Bomber is the only one he operated by himself with both "move" and "shoot" actions simultaneously. In-universe, the Tank requires a crew of three (gameplay-wise the tank is entirely under the player's control), Ezio ends up first driving the chariot before letting go of the reins to operate the Machine Gun ''with no driver''[[note]]In a surprising moment, this ends up going ''as badly as you'd expect''[[/note]], and he had to alternate between rowing a boat and operating its onboard Naval Cannon.

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** The Bomber is the only one he operated operate by himself with both "move" and "shoot" actions simultaneously. In-universe, the Tank requires a crew of three (gameplay-wise the tank is entirely under the player's control), Ezio ends up first driving the chariot before letting go of the reins to operate the Machine Gun ''with no driver''[[note]]In a surprising moment, this ends up going ''as badly as you'd expect''[[/note]], and he had to alternate between rowing a boat and operating its onboard Naval Cannon.
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* [[UnflinchingWalk Unflinching Leap of Faith]]: Whenever you destroy a Borgia Tower after the first.
* UnflinchingWalk: Ezio pulls one off following the explosion that occurs after [[spoiler:crashing da Vinci's ornithopter]], and when he destroyed his first Borgia Tower, [[spoiler:Iacopo de Grassi]]'s.

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* [[UnflinchingWalk Unflinching Leap of Faith]]: UnflinchingWalk:
**Ezio calmly walking away from the first "signal" that Borgia power is waning (burning the first tower).
Whenever you destroy he destroys a Borgia Tower after the first.
* UnflinchingWalk: Ezio
first, he does an Unflinching ''Leap of Faith''.
**Ezio
pulls one off following the explosion that occurs after [[spoiler:crashing da Vinci's ornithopter]], and when he destroyed his first Borgia Tower, [[spoiler:Iacopo de Grassi]]'s.
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