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30th Nov '15 1:02:56 AM jormis29
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* MythologyGag: Aveline has the Chain-Kill ability which allows her to instantly kill a certain number of targets depending on the weapon. This is pretty much Sam Fisher's Mark and Execute ability from another Ubisoft game, ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Conviction]]''. In the same fashion, Aveline can use this after performing a successful stealth kill. However, Aveline's version is more convenient in that she can mark her targets in the middle of battle (time stops while she picks targets), and the execution can begin immediately afterward.
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* MythologyGag: Aveline has the Chain-Kill ability which allows her to instantly kill a certain number of targets depending on the weapon. This is pretty much Sam Fisher's Mark and Execute ability from another Ubisoft game, ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Conviction]]''.''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction''. In the same fashion, Aveline can use this after performing a successful stealth kill. However, Aveline's version is more convenient in that she can mark her targets in the middle of battle (time stops while she picks targets), and the execution can begin immediately afterward.
16th Aug '15 9:35:33 AM Night-stalking
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* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Aveline wears a very fancy green dress and hat when in her "lady" mode. She isn't as skilled a fighter as in her "slave" and "assassin" modes, but she is still formidable, and can hide a fair number of weapons in her frills (including the series's favorite sleeve daggers).
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* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Aveline wears a very fancy green dress and hat when in dressed as a lady. While it severely limits her "lady" mode. She isn't as skilled a fighter as in her "slave" and "assassin" modes, but arsenal, she is can still formidable, and can hide a fair number of weapons throw down if she ends up in her frills (including the series's favorite sleeve daggers).a fight.

* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Aveline's [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] Madeline is The Company Man, the Templar agent pulling the string behind the scenes]].
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Aveline's [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] Madeline Madeleine is The Company Man, the Templar agent pulling the string behind the scenes]].
16th Jan '15 11:41:55 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:328:"Commit injustice in this world, and I'll send you to the next."]]
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[[caption-width-right:328:"Commit [[caption-width-right:328:''"Commit injustice in this world, and I'll send you to the next."]] "'']]

'''''Assassin's Creed III: Liberation''''' is a VideoGame in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series, developed for the PlayStationVita, and later released on other platforms. Taking place between the years 1765 and 1780 in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans during the Louisiana rebellion against the Spanish occupation of the city, it was released on October 30, 2012 in conjunction with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. The protagonist, [[ActionGirl Aveline de Grandpré]], grew up in a privileged environment, being the child of a wealthy French aristocrat and his plaçee, an African slave. She was recruited into the Assassin Brotherhood shortly after her biological mother's disappearance, following which she was raised by her loving stepmother. At the age of 18, she discovers a complex slave trafficking operation orchestrated by a mysterious individual known only as the "Company Man" and vows to dismantle it, unknowingly starting a journey that will challenge her beliefs and test her loyalties.
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'''''Assassin's Creed III: Liberation''''' is a VideoGame in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series, developed for the PlayStationVita, and later released on other platforms. Taking place between the years 1765 and 1780 in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans during the Louisiana rebellion against the Spanish occupation of the city, it was released on October 30, 2012 in conjunction with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. The protagonist, [[ActionGirl Aveline de Grandpré]], grew up in a privileged environment, being the child of a wealthy French aristocrat and his plaçee, an African slave. She was recruited into the Assassin Brotherhood shortly after her biological mother's disappearance, following which she was raised by her loving stepmother. At the age of 18, she discovers a complex slave trafficking operation orchestrated by a mysterious individual known only as the "Company Man" and vows to dismantle it, unknowingly starting a journey that will challenge her beliefs and test her loyalties. loyalties.

An HD re-release of the game (marketed as Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD) was announced in September 2013 for PlayStation3, XBox360 and PC, via digital download, and released on January 14, 2014. It features additional missions, improved graphics, reworked sound and various other tweaks to bring the game closer to its console brethren in quality.
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An HD re-release of the game (marketed as Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD) was announced in September 2013 for PlayStation3, XBox360 and PC, via digital download, and released on January 14, 2014. It features additional missions, improved graphics, reworked sound and various other tweaks to bring the game closer to its console brethren in quality. quality.

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* ActionGirl: Aveline de Grandpré. Élise Lafleur also counts.
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* ActionGirl: Aveline de Grandpré. Élise Lafleur also counts.

* AnAxeToGrind: Aveline has access to a number of axes. Synching your PS3 with the PS Vita allows her to use Connor's iconic tomahawk as well.

* BearsAreBadNews: One of the Lady persona missions ends with Aveline being trapped in a confined space with an angry bear.
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* AnAxeToGrind: Aveline has access to a number of axes. Synching your PS3 with the PS Vita allows her to use Connor's iconic tomahawk as well. * BearsAreBadNews: One of the Lady persona missions ends with Aveline being trapped in a confined space with an angry bear. Only a series of QTE commands can save her.

* CallBack: The situation of [[spoiler:fighting with your mentor and having him send out illusions of all the men you've killed to fight you and throw your actions back at you]] is pretty much exactly what happened with Altaïr and Al Mualim all the way back in the original game.
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* CallBack: The situation of [[spoiler:fighting with your mentor and having him send out illusions of all the men you've killed to fight you and throw your actions back at you]] is pretty much exactly what happened with Altaïr and Al Mualim all the way back in the original game.

* [[spoiler:EvilMatriarch]] ** [[spoiler:WickedStepmother: Madeleine de L'Isle, though she masks it exceedingly well]].

* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Aveline, of course.
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* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Aveline, Aveline wears a very fancy green dress and hat when in her "lady" mode. She isn't as skilled a fighter as in her "slave" and "assassin" modes, but she is still formidable, and can hide a fair number of course.weapons in her frills (including the series's favorite sleeve daggers).

* LeParkour: Like all Assassins, Aveline uses this to get around. Interestingly, the developers made sure to give her the same "tree-running" that Connor has so the game plays almost identically to the main ''Assassin's Creed III''. * [[spoiler:LivingWithTheVillain]]
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* LeParkour: Like all Assassins, Aveline uses this to get around. Interestingly, the developers made sure to give her the same "tree-running" that Connor has so the game plays almost identically to the main ''Assassin's Creed III''. * %%* [[spoiler:LivingWithTheVillain]]

* NonActionGuy: Gérald Blanc. While also an Assassin, he was trained to be an information officer and, as such, possesses little combat skill. At one point, he directly participates in a mission, rather than simply giving Aveline directives or advice, in an attempt to impress Aveline. Aveline still ends up doing most of the heavy lifting, but a high-speed chase in a wagon that's ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'' has Gérald reconsider his attempt to be {{Badass}}, claiming the action of that day was enough to last him a good while. Aveline gently teases him about it, but doesn't really seem to mind.
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* NonActionGuy: Gérald Blanc. While also an Assassin, he was trained to be an information officer and, as such, possesses little combat skill. At one point, he directly participates in a mission, rather than simply giving Aveline directives or advice, in an attempt to impress Aveline. Aveline still ends up doing most of the heavy lifting, but a high-speed chase in a wagon that's ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'' has Gérald reconsider his attempt to be {{Badass}}, claiming the action of that day was enough to last him a good while. Aveline gently teases him about it, but doesn't really seem to mind.

* OldSaveBonus: Linking this game to ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's the second-best "light" weapon in the game. In the HD version, his tomahawk is instead unlocked through Uplay.
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* OldSaveBonus: Linking this game to ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's the second-best "light" weapon in the game. In the HD version, his tomahawk is instead unlocked through Uplay.

* OldSaveBonus: Linking LeParkour: Like all Assassins, Aveline uses this to get around. Interestingly, the developers made sure to give her the same "tree-running" that Connor has so the game plays almost identically to the main ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's the second-best "light" weapon in the game. In the HD version, his tomahawk is instead unlocked through Uplay. III''.

* OldSaveBonus: Linking this game to ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's PrettyInMink: Aveline's Lady persona includes a NiceHat that matches her PimpedOutDress, and the second-best "light" weapon in the game. In the HD version, his tomahawk hat is instead unlocked through Uplay. decorated with fox tails and [[FluffyFashionFeathers black feathers]].

* OldSaveBonus: Linking this game to ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's TheReveal: [[spoiler:Aveline's [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] Madeline is The Company Man, the second-best "light" weapon in Templar agent pulling the game. In string behind the HD version, his tomahawk is instead unlocked through Uplay. scenes]].

* OldSaveBonus: Linking this game to ''Assassin's Creed III'' unlocks Connor's tomahawk. It's the second-best "light" weapon in the game. In the HD version, his tomahawk is instead unlocked through Uplay. StockSubtitle: ''Liberation''

* UseYourHead: Certain mooks counter your attacks by grabbing Aveline's hand, and headbutting her.
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* UseYourHead: Certain elite mooks counter your attacks by grabbing Aveline's hand, and headbutting her.
15th Jan '15 9:30:37 PM erforce
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-> "I seek liberty and freedom, not for myself, but for those whom such fundamental rights are denied. I am their shield, their sword, their only hope. The roads I travel are dark, but they bring me closer to the light. I move unseen and strike when they least expect it. I am Aveline de Grandpré. I am an Assassin."
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-> "I ->''"I seek liberty and freedom, not for myself, but for those whom such fundamental rights are denied. I am their shield, their sword, their only hope. The roads I travel are dark, but they bring me closer to the light. I move unseen and strike when they least expect it. I am Aveline de Grandpré. I am an Assassin.""''

!Tropes: * AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:After the Prophecy Disc leaves vague information about the importance of Eve, Aveline turns to Gérald, says "It is done", and the game suddenly cuts to credits]]. * ActionCommands: Much like in ''Assassin's Creed III'', these appear when fighting hostile animals.
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!Tropes: !!Tropes: * AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:After the Prophecy Disc leaves vague information about the importance of Eve, Aveline turns to Gérald, says "It is done", and the game suddenly cuts to credits]]. * ActionCommands: ActionCommands: ** Much like in ''Assassin's Creed III'', these appear when fighting hostile animals.

* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map of the New World, buying cargo in one port and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.

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* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map BearsAreBadNews: One of the New World, buying cargo Lady persona missions ends with Aveline being trapped in one port and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.a confined space with an angry bear.

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* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map of the New World, buying cargo in one port and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.

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* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map of the New World, buying cargo in one port UseYourHead: Certain mooks counter your attacks by grabbing Aveline's hand, and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.headbutting her.

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* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map of AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:After the New World, buying cargo in one port Prophecy Disc leaves vague information about the importance of Eve, Aveline turns to Gérald, says "It is done", and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.game suddenly cuts to credits]].

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* AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Your primary means of income is sending ships around a map of the New World, buying cargo in one port and selling it in another. This can be very time-consuming depending on the type of ship you use and how long the trade route is.
13th Nov '14 9:09:35 PM Hailfire25
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* ShipperOnDeck: Virtually everyone ships Aveline with Blanc. The fact that EveryoneCanSeeIt between them doesn't help.
31st Jul '14 3:15:22 AM Literas
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* ChekhovsGun: Aveline's locket, with absolutely no foreshadowing whatsoever, [[spoiler:is the final piece that unlocks the Prophecy Disk's secrets]].
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* ChekhovsGun: Aveline's locket, with absolutely no foreshadowing whatsoever, locket [[spoiler:is the final piece that unlocks the Prophecy Disk's secrets]].secrets]]. This probably came out of left field for a lot of players, as only Jeanne's diary pages - of which there are more than 20 to collect - allude to its significance.
19th Jul '14 7:25:31 AM urielzet
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* MacGgyvering: Forced to leave her weapons behind during her first infiltration of Chichen Itza, Aveline decides to make her own dual hidden blades using belts and knives stolen from the guards there.
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* MacGgyvering: MacGyvering: Forced to leave her weapons behind during her first infiltration of Chichen Itza, Aveline decides to make her own dual hidden blades using belts and knives stolen from the guards there.
19th Jul '14 7:21:38 AM urielzet
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This is the first game to feature an ancestor of someone other than Desmond Miles, though [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall not the first point in the canon.]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' reveals the game was made from the genetic memories of Subject One.
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This is the first game to feature an ancestor of someone other than Desmond Miles, though [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall not the first point in the canon.]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' reveals the (in-universe) game was made from the genetic memories of Subject One.

* ClimaxBoss: The penultimate memory has you fighting against [[spoiler:illusions of your former targets, conjured by your Mentor Agaté, who believes you've betrayed the Assassin Brotherhood and joined the Templars]].
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* ClimaxBoss: The penultimate memory has you fighting against [[spoiler:illusions of your former targets, conjured by your Mentor Agaté, who believes you've betrayed the Assassin Brotherhood and joined the Templars]]. The TrueFinalBoss, however, is revealed only after [[spoiler:a fake ending, after which you finally confront Madeleine]].

* FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor]]. As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well'']]. Earlier hacks also highlight [[spoiler:Aveline's direct opposition against the Templars, scenes of which are conveniently left out of Abstergo's product]].
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* FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor]]. As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well'']]. Earlier hacks also highlight [[spoiler:Aveline's direct opposition against [[spoiler:the assassination targets' Templar affiliations (or aspirations), as well as Aveline's unwavering loyalty to the Templars, scenes Brotherhood despite Agaté's lack of which are conveniently left out of Abstergo's product]].faith in her]].

* FramingDevice: The game is presented as a piece of software entertainment that Abstergo is distributing to the public. The loading screen is identical to the multiplayer loading screen of the main ''Assassin's Creed III'' game, or a more [[{{Expy}} Microsoft-esque]] version of the one from the original game.
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* FramingDevice: The game is presented as a piece of software entertainment that Abstergo is distributing to the public. The loading screen is identical to the multiplayer loading screen of the main ''Assassin's Creed III'' game, or a more [[{{Expy}} Microsoft-esque]] version of the one from the original game. The [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag sequel]] clarifies that this is Abstergo Entertainment's first video game production -- in conjunction with Ubisoft, no less!

* GreyAndGrayMorality: The game itself is actually a piece of in-universe Templar propaganda meant to put the Assassins in a darker light. Even when you include the cutscenes that Erudito adds back into it, it's still not the brightest mark on the Assassin Brotherhood's scorecard.
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The game itself is actually a piece of in-universe Templar propaganda meant to put the Assassins in a darker light. Even when you include the cutscenes that Erudito adds back into it, it's still not the brightest mark on the Assassin Brotherhood's scorecard.scorecard (at least, with Agaté representing them).

* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Present, but not as strongly as in its counterpart, ''Assassin's Creed III''. Governor d'Abbadie and Antonio de Ulloa are targets of Aveline, while Gilbert Antoine de Saint-Maxent is an acquaintance of Aveline's father. François Mackandal, a known voodoo priest, is also referenced several times.
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Present, but not as strongly (or as instantly familiar) as in its counterpart, ''Assassin's Creed III''. Governor d'Abbadie and Antonio de Ulloa are targets of Aveline, while Gilbert Antoine de Saint-Maxent is an acquaintance of Aveline's father. François Mackandal, a known voodoo priest, is also referenced several times.

* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: The Lady persona can't free-run. Not at all. Not even a little.
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* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: The Lady persona can't free-run. Not at all. Not even a little. She can perform long jumps in the loading screens, though...

* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: The Lady persona can't free-run. Not at all. Not even a little.MacGgyvering: Forced to leave her weapons behind during her first infiltration of Chichen Itza, Aveline decides to make her own dual hidden blades using belts and knives stolen from the guards there.

* MissingMom: Aveline's mother Jeanne disappeared when Aveline was twelve years old. [[spoiler: She is later revealed to have fled New Orleans of her own free will, due to her fear that the Assassins had tracked her down to kill her]].
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* MissingMom: Aveline's mother Jeanne disappeared when Aveline was twelve years old. [[spoiler: She is later revealed to have fled New Orleans of her own free will, due to her fear that the Assassins had tracked her down to kill her]].her, inadvertently putting herself into Templar hands instead]].

** The drawback to the Assassin persona is that she is always notorious to some extent (possibly because seeing a woman covered in weapons running around is too unusual to ''not'' investigate), and resetting this persona's notoriety requires bribes that get more expensive in direct proportion to the level of notoriety.
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** The drawback to the Assassin persona is that she is always notorious to some extent (possibly because seeing a woman covered in weapons running around is too unusual to ''not'' investigate), and resetting this persona's notoriety requires bribes that get more expensive in direct proportion to the level of notoriety. At least climbing doesn't affect her notoriety, unlike that of the Slave persona.

* TheRemnant: Like in the north, the Assassin Brotherhood is hardly thriving in New Orleans. There's the slightly unstable Mentor who hides in the bayou, Aveline (basically the only Assassin carrying out missions) and Gérald, who runs the information network used by the Assassins. [[spoiler: Considering Agaté commits suicide, that doesn't leave much of a Brotherhood to speak of by the end of ''Liberation'']].
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* TheRemnant: Like in the north, the Assassin Brotherhood is hardly thriving in New Orleans. There's the slightly unstable Mentor who hides in the bayou, Aveline (basically the only Assassin carrying out missions) and Gérald, who runs the information network used by the Assassins. [[spoiler: Considering Agaté commits suicide, that doesn't leave much of a Brotherhood to speak of by the end of ''Liberation'']].end. However, a [=PlayStation=]-exclusive mission in ''IV'' shows Aveline still active as an Assassin]].

* TreehouseOfFun: Agaté lives in one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.[[spoiler: Obviously not so fun anymore when he turns on you]].
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* TreehouseOfFun: Agaté lives in one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.[[spoiler: Obviously [[spoiler:Obviously not so fun anymore when he turns on you]].
7th Jul '14 6:40:18 AM urielzet
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Notably, her [[GeneticMemory genetic memories]] are not relived by Desmond, because they have been synthesized into an entertainment product by Abstergo Industries. In making a game centered around Aveline's memories, they have [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie changed or edited out various crucial scenes]], so that Aveline appears to be a confused Assassin that [[spoiler:eventually joins the Templars]]. Luckily, Erudito breached Abstergo's version upon release and hacked the truth back in, provided the players look for it. It's never indicated from whose genetic memory Aveline's story was found, however (i.e. the person of whom Aveline is an ancestor).
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Notably, her [[GeneticMemory genetic memories]] are not relived by Desmond, because they have been synthesized into an entertainment product by Abstergo Industries. In making a game centered around Aveline's memories, they have [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie changed or edited out various crucial scenes]], so that Aveline appears to be a confused Assassin that [[spoiler:eventually joins the Templars]]. Luckily, Erudito breached Abstergo's version upon release and hacked the truth back in, provided the players look for it. It's never indicated from whose genetic memory Aveline's story was found, however (i.e. the person of whom Aveline is an ancestor). it.

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This is the first game to feature an ancestor of someone other than Desmond Miles, though [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall not the first point in the canon.]]
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This is the first game to feature an ancestor of someone other than Desmond Miles, though [[ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall not the first point in the canon.]]]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' reveals the game was made from the genetic memories of Subject One.

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: If there's a reward for collecting something, it's this. The hats you get don't look all that different than the standard one but provide some nifty, if not exactly spectacular, bonuses. It's the outfits you receive for the persona specific collectables that really stand out design-wise. The Assassin's outfit is a houngan inspired, [[FashionableAsymmetry asymmetrical]] costume with skull face paint. The Lady's is an entirely different dress skin, rather than a recolor, and with loads more lace, layers, and a new NiceHat. The Slave persona's, on the other hand, is basically just the default with a skirt and some hoop earings.
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: If there's a reward for collecting something, it's this. The hats you get don't look all that different than the standard one but provide some nifty, if not exactly spectacular, bonuses. It's the outfits you receive for the persona specific collectables collectibles that really stand out design-wise. The Assassin's outfit is a houngan inspired, houngan-inspired, [[FashionableAsymmetry asymmetrical]] costume with skull face paint. The Lady's is an entirely different dress skin, rather than a recolor, and with loads more lace, layers, and a new NiceHat. The Slave persona's, on the other hand, is basically just the default with a skirt and some hoop earings.earrings.

* FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor]]. As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well'']].
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* FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor]]. As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well'']]. Earlier hacks also highlight [[spoiler:Aveline's direct opposition against the Templars, scenes of which are conveniently left out of Abstergo's product]].
30th Jun '14 7:29:43 AM urielzet
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Notably, her [[GeneticMemory genetic memories]] are not relived by Desmond, because they have been synthesized into an entertainment product by Abstergo Industries. In making a game centered around Aveline's memories, they have [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie changed or edited out various crucial scenes]], so that Aveline appears to be a confused Assassin that [[spoiler: eventually joins the Templars]]. Luckily, Erudito breached Abstergo's version upon release and hacked the truth back in, provided the players look for it.
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Notably, her [[GeneticMemory genetic memories]] are not relived by Desmond, because they have been synthesized into an entertainment product by Abstergo Industries. In making a game centered around Aveline's memories, they have [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie changed or edited out various crucial scenes]], so that Aveline appears to be a confused Assassin that [[spoiler: eventually [[spoiler:eventually joins the Templars]]. Luckily, Erudito breached Abstergo's version upon release and hacked the truth back in, provided the players look for it. it. It's never indicated from whose genetic memory Aveline's story was found, however (i.e. the person of whom Aveline is an ancestor).

* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:After the Prophecy Disc leaves vague information about the importance of Eve, Aveline turns to Gérald, says "It is done", and the game suddenly cuts to credits.]]
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* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:After the Prophecy Disc leaves vague information about the importance of Eve, Aveline turns to Gérald, says "It is done", and the game suddenly cuts to credits.]] credits]].

* AmazonChaser: Gérald Blanc, the NonActionGuy infatuated with {{Badass}} ActionGirl Aveline de Grandpré. * UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution: ''Liberation'' is more about the events leading up to the revolution, but there's references here and there about the conflicts in the north. One mission has you smuggle supplies to the patriots, which is very much TruthInTelevision. [[spoiler:Another has Aveline travel north and join Connor in a mission to take down a Loyalist encampment.]]
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* AmazonChaser: Gérald Blanc, the NonActionGuy infatuated with {{Badass}} ActionGirl Aveline de Grandpré. Grandpré. Sadly, we never get to see whether he finally won her over or not. * UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution: ''Liberation'' is more about the events leading up to the revolution, but there's references here and there about the conflicts in the north. One mission has you smuggle supplies to the patriots, which is very much TruthInTelevision. [[spoiler:Another has Aveline travel north and join Connor in a mission to take down a Loyalist encampment.]] encampment]].

* AmazonChaser: Gérald Blanc, ** After Sequence 8 has been completed, [[spoiler:you can replay the NonActionGuy infatuated with {{Badass}} ActionGirl Aveline de Grandpré. * UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution: ''Liberation'' is more about the events leading up to the revolution, but there's references here and there about the conflicts in the north. One mission has you smuggle supplies to the patriots, which is very much TruthInTelevision. [[spoiler:Another has Aveline travel north and join Connor in a mission to take down a Loyalist encampment.]] sequence as Connor]].

* ArtificialStupidity: [[spoiler:In the final mission, the axe wielding mooks can actually kill Madeleine if they are swinging their axe in her vicinity.]]
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* ArtificialStupidity: [[spoiler:In the final mission, the axe wielding mooks can actually kill Madeleine if they are swinging their axe in her vicinity.]] vicinity]].

* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: By the end of the game, Aveline has eradicated the most powerful members of the Templar Order, but in doing so, lost her father, killed her stepmother, who turned out to have been the head Templar all along, and saw her mentor commit suicide. And while her biological mother is alive and well, she chose to stay in Mexico, meaning Aveline probably didn't see her all that often.]]
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: By the end of the game, Aveline has eradicated the most powerful members of the Templar Order, but in doing so, lost her father, killed her stepmother, who turned out to have been the head Templar all along, and saw her mentor commit suicide. And while her biological mother is alive and well, she chose to stay in Mexico, meaning Aveline probably didn't see her all that often.]]often]].

* BreakingTheFourthWall: Simply put, this is a video game portrayed as a video game in its own universe. After the Ubisoft logo, it even displays "ANIMUS" and "Abstergo" as if that were the operating system and production company. There are even some fake credits after the fake ending. Warren Vidic is listed as a consultant!
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Simply put, this is a video game portrayed as a video game in its own universe. After the Ubisoft logo, it even displays "ANIMUS" and "Abstergo" as if that were the operating system and production company. There [[spoiler:There are even some fake credits after the fake ending. Warren Vidic is listed as a consultant!consultant]]!

* BulletproofHumanShield: Aveline can use enemies as shields against massed musket fire, then kill off the remaining soldiers before they can reload. It also features in one dual execution move, where Aveline knocks down one soldier, then grabs the other to block the knocked down soldier's musket shot. ** There's even an achievement for doing this ten times.
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* BulletproofHumanShield: Aveline can use enemies as shields against massed musket fire, then kill off the remaining soldiers before they can reload. It also features in one dual execution move, where Aveline knocks down one soldier, then grabs the other to block the knocked down soldier's musket shot. ** shot. There's even an achievement for doing this ten times.

* BulletproofHumanShield: Aveline can use enemies as shields against massed musket fire, then kill off ChekhovsGun: Aveline's locket, with absolutely no foreshadowing whatsoever, [[spoiler:is the remaining soldiers before they can reload. It also features in one dual execution move, where Aveline knocks down one soldier, then grabs final piece that unlocks the other to block the knocked down soldier's musket shot. ** There's even an achievement for doing this ten times.Prophecy Disk's secrets]].

* ClimbingClimax: Tying in with the former, Aveline [[spoiler: needs to climb all the way to the top of Agaté's treehouse, being plagued by hallucinations while she does so.]] * CollapsingLair: Due to de Ferrer's rather unsubtle way of entering the First Civilization ruins - hint: it involves explosives - Aveline cannot afford to stay very long after acquiring the {{Macguffin}}. The entire structure caves in on itself as she makes her escape through the tunnels.
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* ClimbingClimax: Tying in with the former, Aveline [[spoiler: needs to climb all the way to the top of Agaté's treehouse, being plagued by hallucinations while she does so.]] so]]. * CollapsingLair: Due to de Ferrer's rather unsubtle way of entering the First Civilization ruins - hint: (hint: it involves explosives - explosives) Aveline cannot afford to stay very long after acquiring the {{Macguffin}}. The entire structure caves in on itself as she makes her escape through the tunnels.

-->'''Aveline:''' I will turn my back now, and walk away. If you would like to keep your life, you will remove yourself from this continent, never to be seen again. -->'''De Ulloa:''' Thank you! Thank you for your mercy. -->'''Aveline:''' Mercy? This is not mercy. I merely leave you to contend with the arsenal of your own employers. A life of hiding awaits you. Go, and wallow in your false freedom.
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-->'''Aveline:''' I will turn my back now, and walk away. If you would like to keep your life, you will remove yourself from this continent, never to be seen again. -->'''De again.\\ '''De Ulloa:''' Thank you! Thank you for your mercy. -->'''Aveline:''' mercy.\\ '''Aveline:''' Mercy? This is not mercy. I merely leave you to contend with the arsenal of your own employers. A life of hiding awaits you. Go, and wallow in your false freedom.

* DesignatedGirlFight: In a sense, [[spoiler: the first Assassin's Creed game to have a female main protagonist is also the first Assassin's Creed game to have a female main antagonist.]]
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* DesignatedGirlFight: In a sense, [[spoiler: the first Assassin's Creed game to have a female main protagonist is also the first Assassin's Creed game to have a female main antagonist.]]antagonist]].

* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Agaté; after Aveline defeats his poison-induced hallucinations and warns him to never show his face again in New Orleans, Agaté [[DisneyVillainDeath dives off the top of his treehouse]], refusing to live a life of pointless hiding.]]
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Agaté; after Aveline defeats his poison-induced hallucinations and warns him to never show his face again in New Orleans, Agaté [[DisneyVillainDeath dives off the top of his treehouse]], refusing to live a life of pointless hiding.]]hiding]].

* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Madeleine considered de Ferrer's actions in Chichen Itza a perversion of her own ideals and claimed that she was glad Aveline killed him. Aveline doesn't seem to buy into it.]]
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Madeleine considered de Ferrer's actions in Chichen Itza a perversion of her own ideals and claimed that she was glad Aveline killed him. Aveline doesn't seem to buy into it.]]it]].

** [[spoiler:WickedStepmother: Madeleine de L'Isle, though she masks it exceedingly well.]] * FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor.]] As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well''.]]
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** [[spoiler:WickedStepmother: Madeleine de L'Isle, though she masks it exceedingly well.]] well]]. * FaceHeelTurn: Cleverly subverted. The game is supposed to end with [[spoiler:Aveline joining the Templar Order after she defeats TheMentor.]] TheMentor]]. As the credits begin to roll, however, [[spoiler:Erudito hacks into the Abstergo game and unlocks the true ending which has Aveline take out not just [[BigBad Madeleine]], but ''the entire Templar installment as well''.]]well'']].

-->'''Citizen:''' Mademoiselle Aveline, the overstuffed textile trade bursts with corruption. -->'''Aveline:''' How unseemly. And the enemy is to blame? -->'''Citizen:''' Yes. A single Textiler--Monsieur Chapperon--keeps prices tightly knotted. -->'''Aveline:''' I'll sew this up as quickly as possible.
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-->'''Citizen:''' Mademoiselle Aveline, the overstuffed textile trade bursts with corruption. -->'''Aveline:''' corruption.\\ '''Aveline:''' How unseemly. And the enemy is to blame? -->'''Citizen:''' blame?\\ '''Citizen:''' Yes. A single Textiler--Monsieur Chapperon--keeps prices tightly knotted. -->'''Aveline:''' knotted.\\ '''Aveline:''' I'll sew this up as quickly as possible.

* MadeASlave: Jeanne, plucked from her parents at the age of five. [[spoiler:Unwittingly becomes this again when she, in fear of the Assassins, flees to Chichen Itza, a worksite where slaves are send to excavate First Civilization artifacts.]]
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* MadeASlave: Jeanne, plucked from her parents at the age of five. [[spoiler:Unwittingly becomes this again when she, in fear of the Assassins, flees to Chichen Itza, a worksite where slaves are send to excavate First Civilization artifacts.]]artifacts]].

* MissingMom: Aveline's mother Jeanne disappeared when Aveline was twelve years old. [[spoiler: She is later revealed to have fled New Orleans of her own free will, due to her fear that the Assassins had tracked her down to kill her.]]
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* MissingMom: Aveline's mother Jeanne disappeared when Aveline was twelve years old. [[spoiler: She is later revealed to have fled New Orleans of her own free will, due to her fear that the Assassins had tracked her down to kill her.]]her]].

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Aveline's father Philippe apparently had one upon Aveline's birth, regretting the time he had kept Jeanne enslaved and vowing to give her and their newborn daughter a free life. [[spoiler: A much more bitter example is provided by Agaté after Aveline has defeated him. He claims he was wrong to leave Jeanne for the Assassins all those years ago and that Aveline should've been his child, instead of Philippe's.]]
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Aveline's father Philippe apparently had one upon Aveline's birth, regretting the time he had kept Jeanne enslaved and vowing to give her and their newborn daughter a free life. [[spoiler: A much more bitter example is provided by Agaté after Aveline has defeated him. He claims he was wrong to leave Jeanne for the Assassins all those years ago and that Aveline should've been his child, instead of Philippe's.]]Philippe's]]. * MythologyGag: Aveline has the Chain-Kill ability which allows her to instantly kill a certain number of targets depending on the weapon. This is pretty much Sam Fisher's Mark and Execute ability from another Ubisoft game, ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Conviction]]''. In the same fashion, Aveline can use this after performing a successful stealth kill. However, Aveline's version is more convenient in that she can mark her targets in the middle of battle (time stops while she picks targets), and the execution can begin immediately afterward.

* NecessaryDrawback: All three of Aveline's personas possess their own drawbacks. The Lady persona lets Aveline charm or bribe guards so she can waltz right past checkpoints, but the dress makes any kind of climbing impossible and also slows you down. Her Slave persona does let her climb around, and it has a bunch of unique blending options, but her notoriety also rises higher for doing anything unusual, including climbing. The Slave persona is also weaker in combat, due to not being as heavily armed as her Assassin persona. The drawback to the Assassin persona is that she is always notorious to some extent (possibly because seeing a woman covered in weapons running around is too unusual to ''not'' investigate).
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* NecessaryDrawback: All three of Aveline's personas possess their own drawbacks. drawbacks. ** The Lady persona lets Aveline charm or bribe guards so she can waltz right past checkpoints, but the dress makes any kind of climbing impossible and also slows you down. Erasing notoriety requires killing witnesses who are always accompanied by two goons who will instantly engage you when you get close, requiring you to use your parasol gun to kill the witness from a safe distance. ** Her Slave persona does let her climb around, and it has a bunch of unique blending options, but her notoriety also rises higher for doing anything unusual, including climbing. The Slave persona is also weaker in combat, due to not being as heavily armed as her Assassin persona. persona. ** The drawback to the Assassin persona is that she is always notorious to some extent (possibly because seeing a woman covered in weapons running around is too unusual to ''not'' investigate).investigate), and resetting this persona's notoriety requires bribes that get more expensive in direct proportion to the level of notoriety.

* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Both de Ferrer and Madeleine use this argument against Aveline on more than one occasion, praising her when her actions indirectly benefit the Templars and claiming their aims are more similar than they might initially seem. Madeleine even points how Aveline and Agaté clash often, with the relationship between mentor and mentee having completely soured by the end of the game. Of course, Abstergo uses this to their advantage, twisting the story so that Aveline appears to join the Templar cause, when she very much remains on the side of the Assassins.]]
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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Both de Ferrer and Madeleine use this argument against Aveline on more than one occasion, praising her when her actions indirectly benefit the Templars and claiming their aims are more similar than they might initially seem. Madeleine even points how Aveline and Agaté clash often, with the relationship between mentor and mentee having completely soured by the end of the game. Of course, Abstergo uses this to their advantage, twisting the story so that Aveline appears to join the Templar cause, when in truth she very much remains on the side of the Assassins.]]Assassins]].

* PetTheDog: Literally, and some other animals as well. As a trope, [[spoiler:Madeleine de L'Isle comforts Aveline after the latter has woken up from a nightmare. Despite her manipulative tendencies, some of her moments with Aveline seem to imply she genuinely cares for her stepdaughter.]]
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* PetTheDog: Literally, and some other animals as well. As a trope, [[spoiler:Madeleine de L'Isle comforts Aveline after the latter has woken up from a nightmare. Despite her manipulative tendencies, some of her moments with Aveline seem to imply she genuinely cares for her stepdaughter.]]stepdaughter]].

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler:Aveline's PreMortemOneLiner to Madeleine.]]
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler:Aveline's PreMortemOneLiner to Madeleine.]]Madeleine]].

* TheRemnant: Like in the north, the Assassin Brotherhood is hardly thriving in New Orleans. There's the slightly unstable Mentor who hides in the bayou, Aveline (basically the only Assassin carrying out missions) and Gérald, who runs the information network used by the Assassins. [[spoiler: Considering Agaté commits suicide, that doesn't leave much of a Brotherhood to speak of by the end of ''Liberation''.]]
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* TheRemnant: Like in the north, the Assassin Brotherhood is hardly thriving in New Orleans. There's the slightly unstable Mentor who hides in the bayou, Aveline (basically the only Assassin carrying out missions) and Gérald, who runs the information network used by the Assassins. [[spoiler: Considering Agaté commits suicide, that doesn't leave much of a Brotherhood to speak of by the end of ''Liberation''.]]''Liberation'']].

* StarCrossedLovers: Agaté with [[spoiler: Jeanne; due to Jeanne's fear of the Assassin Brotherhood, he could not stay with her. While Jeanne's feelings would eventually subside, it's implied Agaté never stopped loving her and intensely regretted his decision of leaving her behind.]]
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* StarCrossedLovers: Agaté with [[spoiler: Jeanne; due to Jeanne's fear of the Assassin Brotherhood, he could not stay with her. While Jeanne's feelings would eventually subside, it's implied Agaté never stopped loving her and intensely regretted his decision of leaving her behind.]]behind]].

* TreehouseOfFun: Agaté lives in one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.[[spoiler: Obviously not so fun anymore when he turns on you.]]
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* TreehouseOfFun: Agaté lives in one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.[[spoiler: Obviously not so fun anymore when he turns on you.]]you]].

* VictoriousChorus: "In the Service of Humanity", the track that plays when Aveline [[spoiler: is killing off all the Templars in the Saint Louis Cathedral.]] * VideogameCaringPotential: Aveline can feed and pet domesticated animals around New Orleans. D'aaaawww.
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* VictoriousChorus: "In the Service of Humanity", the track that plays when Aveline [[spoiler: is killing off all the Templars in the Saint Louis Cathedral.]] Cathedral]]. * VideogameCaringPotential: VideoGameCaringPotential: Aveline can feed and pet domesticated animals around New Orleans. D'aaaawww.

* VictoriousChorus: "In the Service of Humanity", the track that plays when WhipItGood: Aveline [[spoiler: is killing off all the Templars has a whip in the Saint Louis Cathedral.]] * VideogameCaringPotential: order to make her LeParkour easier. It can also be used in combat to bring enemies towards her. It's similar in function to Connor's rope dart, except there's no limit on using it (though you can't string guards up and leave them hanging -- they fall back down shortly after Aveline can feed and pet domesticated animals around New Orleans. D'aaaawww.does).

* WhipItGood: Aveline has a whip in order to make her LeParkour easier. It can also be used in combat to bring enemies towards her. It's similar in function to Connor's rope dart, except there's no limit on using it (though you can't string guards up and leave them hanging).
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