History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedBrotherhood

13th Mar '17 11:40:19 PM ZeroDozer
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* ChristmasCake: Ezio starts getting a few jabs about his age in this game from people who don't know just how physically fit he is. Considering he's living in an era with terrible life expectancy to begin with, maybe he ''is'' crossing over into what they would consider CoolOldGuy territory[[note]]For the record, he was born in 1456. In 1499, he's 43 years old. By the end of the game, in 1507, he's 51, so he's definitely up there in years[[/note]].

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* ChristmasCake: Ezio starts getting a few jabs about his age in this game from people who don't know just how physically fit he is. Considering he's living in an era with terrible life expectancy to begin with, maybe he ''is'' crossing over into what they would consider CoolOldGuy territory[[note]]For the record, he was born in 1456. 1459. In 1499, he's 43 40 years old. By the end of the game, in 1507, he's 51, 48, so he's definitely up there in years[[/note]].
13th Mar '17 10:50:13 PM ZeroDozer
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* BattleCry: "Insieme per la vittoria! Vittoria agli Assassini!" (United we shall claim victory! Victory to the Assassins!)

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* BattleCry: "Insieme per la vittoria! Vittoria agli Assassini!" (United we shall claim (Together for the victory! Victory to the Assassins!)



* ChristmasCake: Ezio starts getting a few jabs about his age in this game from people who don't know just how physically fit he is. Considering he's living in an era with terrible life expectancy to begin with, maybe he ''is'' crossing over into what they would consider CoolOldGuy territory[[note]]For the record, in 1499, he's 40 years old. By the end of the game, in 1507, he's 48, so he's definitely up there in years[[/note]].

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* ChristmasCake: Ezio starts getting a few jabs about his age in this game from people who don't know just how physically fit he is. Considering he's living in an era with terrible life expectancy to begin with, maybe he ''is'' crossing over into what they would consider CoolOldGuy territory[[note]]For the record, he was born in 1456. In 1499, he's 40 43 years old. By the end of the game, in 1507, he's 48, 51, so he's definitely up there in years[[/note]].
7th Mar '17 12:00:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* FiveBadBand: The Borgias ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Micheletto Corella and Octavio]]):
** BigBad: Rodrigo [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope is not really this]]. He's no threat to the Assassin Order anymore. Cesare is the real BigBad here.]]
** TheDragon: Cesare, and Micheletto is [[TheDragon dragon]] in turn to Cesare.
** TheEvilGenius: Juan Borgia, Cesare's money man, [[spoiler: ''not'' Rodrigo]]'s.
** TheBrute: Octavian de Valois, [[spoiler:Cesare's French ally]].
** TheDarkChick: Lucrezia
* FiveManBand: The Assassins of Rome:
** TheHero: Ezio
** TheLancer: La Volpe
** TheSmartGuy: Machiavelli (and occasionally, Bartolomeo's wife Pantasilea as well)
** TheBigGuy: Bartolomeo
** TheChick: [[spoiler:Claudia]]
** TheSixthRanger: [[spoiler:Leonardo]], the Assassin recruits
** GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler:Caterina Sforza, by inspiring Ezio]].
8th Jan '17 6:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* BagOfSpilling: Justified, as the [[spoiler:the sneak attack on Monteriggioni in the early morning]] leaves him only enough time to put on his pants, boots, a shirt, a sword and one Hidden Blade -- though it's the original inherited from his father, and thanks to LeonardoDaVinci it also has both the Hidden Gun and the Poison Blade (it is not explained why those are also on Ezio's "new" left-arm Hidden Blade, so they may be the original weapons with a new bracer). He also loses the ability to do the climb leap [[spoiler:until you buy it back as an equipment upgrade from Leo]].

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* BagOfSpilling: Justified, as the [[spoiler:the sneak attack on Monteriggioni in the early morning]] leaves him only enough time to put on his pants, boots, a shirt, a sword and one Hidden Blade -- though it's the original inherited from his father, and thanks to LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci it also has both the Hidden Gun and the Poison Blade (it is not explained why those are also on Ezio's "new" left-arm Hidden Blade, so they may be the original weapons with a new bracer). He also loses the ability to do the climb leap [[spoiler:until you buy it back as an equipment upgrade from Leo]].



* ClockPunk: Thanks to [[LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's inventions]].

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* ClockPunk: Thanks to [[LeonardoDaVinci [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's inventions]].



** 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 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."]]

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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 LeonardoDaVinci-designed 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."]]
19th Dec '16 12:12:20 PM JulianLapostat
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--> '''Niccolo Machiavelli''': ''[[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis I intend to write a book about you one day.''\\

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--> '''Niccolo Machiavelli''': ''[[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis I intend to write a book about you one day.day]].''\\
19th Dec '16 12:11:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* 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'':
--> '''Niccolo Machiavelli''': ''[[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis I intend to write a book about you one day.''\\
'''Ezio Auditore''': ''[[HistoricalInJoke If you do, make it short]].''
7th Dec '16 1:08:19 PM JulianLapostat
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The game's depiction of Rome circa the early 1500s features anachronistic elements from different periods as well as baroque architecture brought forward in time for RuleOfCool. One major element missing from the game which was absolutely accurate to the time and place of the game was [[https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/romes-jewish-legacy the famous Jewish quarter of the city]] filled with refugees from Spain, Portugal and Provence who had settled there and were becoming a thriving community in a brief period of tolerance, under the philanthropic policies of UsefulNotes/PopeAlexanderVI and the Borgia. Of course this is consistent overall with the AC games which as a rule rarely tackled anti-semitism in its major games.
23rd Nov '16 7:36:25 PM Bissek
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: During the Banker chapter, residents of Trasteverde can be seen casually walking around paying no attention to the revellers wearing nothing but leaves and masks having an orgy.
9th Nov '16 11:10:34 AM HowlingSnail
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** Ezio also revealed to Mario during their escape from the Vatican that the Armor of Altaïr prevented Rodrigo Borgia's dagger back in ''[=AC2=]'' from effectively wounding him.

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** Ezio also revealed to Mario during their escape from the Vatican that the Armor of Altaïr prevented Rodrigo Borgia's dagger back in ''[=AC2=]'' from effectively wounding him.



* ArmorOfInvincibility: The Armour of Brutus, which you get for completing all the Templar Treasure free-running missions. Like the Armour of Altaïr in the previous game, Brutus' armour offers the highest HP bonus and is also unbreakable, but prevents you from being able to dye your clothes. The Armour of Altaïr does appear in the opening memory sequence, and can be recovered as a bonus costume after Ezio loses it, but in this case it is merely cosmetic and uses the stats of whatever armour you actually have equipped.

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* ArmorOfInvincibility: The Armour of Brutus, which you get for completing all the Templar Treasure free-running missions. Like the Armour of Altaïr in the previous game, Brutus' armour offers the highest HP bonus and is also unbreakable, but prevents you from being able to dye your clothes. The Armour of Altaïr does appear in the opening memory sequence, and can be recovered as a bonus costume after Ezio loses it, but in this case it is merely cosmetic and uses the stats of whatever armour you actually have equipped.



** The game starts off with Ezio after the final battle of ACII, wielding the Sword of Altaïr, the Notched Cinquedea, and wearing the Armor of Altaïr, thus having his maximum health from ''[=AC2=]'' when [[spoiler:escaping from the Vault, the Vatican, and Rome]]. After the Siege of Monteriggioni, he loses the right-forearm Hidden Blade as well as much of his stuff -- which he didn't have time to put on -- leaving him with five Health squares, the same as what he'd started with in ''[=AC2=]''. He still gets to keep the Poison Blade and Hidden Gun since they were built into his left-forearm Hidden Blade's bracer which he ''did'' put on.
** The Armor of Altaïr can be unlocked for 20 Units through Uplay, though now it's only cosmetic (it uses the stats of your most powerful armor pieces), while the Sword of Altaïr is unlocked by completing all of the Assassins Guild Challenges (Assassin recruits who reach max level are given replicas called Assassin Swords).

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** The game starts off with Ezio after the final battle of ACII, wielding the Sword of Altaïr, the Notched Cinquedea, and wearing the Armor of Altaïr, thus having his maximum health from ''[=AC2=]'' when [[spoiler:escaping from the Vault, the Vatican, and Rome]]. After the Siege of Monteriggioni, he loses the right-forearm Hidden Blade as well as much of his stuff -- which he didn't have time to put on -- leaving him with five Health squares, the same as what he'd started with in ''[=AC2=]''. He still gets to keep the Poison Blade and Hidden Gun since they were built into his left-forearm Hidden Blade's bracer which he ''did'' put on.
** The Armor of Altaïr can be unlocked for 20 Units through Uplay, though now it's only cosmetic (it uses the stats of your most powerful armor pieces), whatever armour you're actually wearing), while the Sword of Altaïr is unlocked by completing all of the Assassins Guild Challenges (Assassin recruits who reach max level are given replicas called Assassin Swords).



** 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 El Vaticano]].

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** 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 El Il Vaticano]].



** 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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** 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.



* CoolButInefficient: Quite a few of the later weapons, thanks to the execution/KillStreak mechanic making melee weapon Damage irrelevant in most cases -- for example, you can clear out a group almost as quickly with the Common Sword as with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Altaïr]]. The main exception would be [[spoiler:Cesare Borgia]], simply because he as a {{boss|Battle}} is immune to executions.

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* CoolButInefficient: Quite a few of the later weapons, thanks to the execution/KillStreak mechanic making melee weapon Damage irrelevant in most cases -- for example, you can clear out a group almost as quickly with the Common Sword as with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Altaïr]]. The main exception would be [[spoiler:Cesare Borgia]], simply because he as a {{boss|Battle}} is immune to executions.



* GenderIsNoObject: For the Assassin Brotherhood, anyway. Ezio treats women exactly the same way he treats men; it's not quite clear when the Assassins started their equal-opportunity recruitment drive but Altaïr may have gotten the idea from his wife, whom he first met (and fought) wearing a suit of armor.

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* GenderIsNoObject: For the Assassin Brotherhood, anyway. Ezio treats women exactly the same way he treats men; it's not quite clear when the Assassins started their equal-opportunity recruitment drive but Altaïr may have gotten the idea from his wife, whom he first met (and fought) wearing a suit of armor.



* 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.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Both the Sword of Altaïr (unlocked by completing all of the Assassin Guild Challenges) and the Dagger of Brutus (acquired along with the Armor of Brutus by completing all six Lairs of Romulus) have maxed out stats. The Dagger of Brutus also has a hidden effect that makes guards more likely to flee, and it has unique kill animations compared to the other Short Blades.

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* 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.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Both the Sword of Altaïr (unlocked by completing all of the Assassin Guild Challenges) and the Dagger of Brutus (acquired along with the Armor of Brutus by completing all six Lairs of Romulus) have maxed out stats. The Dagger of Brutus also has a hidden effect that makes guards more likely to flee, and it has unique kill animations compared to the other Short Blades.



** When Ezio is roused from slumber with Caterina due to cannon-firing noises, he thinks this since the men of Monteriggioni had been planning on cannon practice that morning. Then a cannonball goes through his room, knocking over the Armor of Altaïr in the process. It can't be destroyed, not even by ''cannons'' because it's made from super-metal, and Desmond later sees Ezio wearing it after the attack.

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** When Ezio is roused from slumber with Caterina due to cannon-firing noises, he thinks this since the men of Monteriggioni had been planning on cannon practice that morning. Then a cannonball goes through his room, knocking over the Armor of Altaïr in the process. It can't be destroyed, not even by ''cannons'' because it's made from super-metal, and Desmond later sees Ezio wearing it after the attack.



** There's a European [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JQkzVoUeI&hd=1 Codex Edition]], which features a real-life version of Altaïr's Codex as a hardcover book with a large Assassin logo.

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** There's a European [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JQkzVoUeI&hd=1 Codex Edition]], which features a real-life version of Altaïr's Codex as a hardcover book with a large Assassin logo.



* OlderIsBetter: Brutus' Armor and Dagger are, despite being supposedly over 1500 years old during Ezio's time, better than any other armor available during that time. The Sword of Altaïr and Armor of Altaïr are also better than Renaissance equipment despite being centuries old as well -- although their superiority is explained by [[spoiler:Altaïr using the Apple to design them]]. The armor and dagger of Brutus are also justified, as his letters reveal [[spoiler:he'd been in contact with Those Who Came Before, specifically Juno in the temple where Ezio leaves his apple]].

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* OlderIsBetter: Brutus' Armor and Dagger are, despite being supposedly over 1500 years old during Ezio's time, better than any other armor available during that time. The Sword of Altaïr and Armor of Altaïr are also better than Renaissance equipment despite being centuries old as well -- although their superiority is explained by [[spoiler:Altaïr using the Apple to design them]]. The armor and dagger of Brutus are also justified, as his letters reveal [[spoiler:he'd been in contact with Those Who Came Before, specifically Juno in the temple where Ezio leaves his apple]].



** ''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 ''[=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]].



** Most of Ezio's new unarmed finishers seem to be attempting to outdo Altaïr. Of note is the one where Ezio approaches a guard from behind, punches him in the kidneys, then turns around and breaks the guard's neck over his shoulder. It has to be seen to be believed.

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** Most of Ezio's new unarmed finishers seem to be attempting to outdo Altaïr. Of note is the one where Ezio approaches a guard from behind, punches him in the kidneys, then turns around and breaks the guard's neck over his shoulder. It has to be seen to be believed.
1st Nov '16 7:00:47 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood''''' is the third chronological game in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series, and is the first main game to not be a numbered sequel. The game opens in 1499 immediately after the end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', and centers around Ezio's continuing conflict against the power-hungry Borgia family and his attempt to restore the Assassin Brotherhood to its former glory. And back in 2012, Desmond and the other Assassins continue their search for the Apple of Eden that Ezio left behind.

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'''''Assassin's ''Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood''''' Brotherhood'' is the third chronological game in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series, and is the first main game to not be a numbered sequel. The game opens in 1499 immediately after the end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', and centers around Ezio's continuing conflict against the power-hungry Borgia family and his attempt to restore the Assassin Brotherhood to its former glory. And back in 2012, Desmond and the other Assassins continue their search for the Apple of Eden that Ezio left behind.
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