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13th Sep '17 9:33:35 AM rmctagg09
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[invoked]]Unlike in the previous games, there is no climactic duel at the end with the BigBad. [[spoiler: Prince Ahmet]] in Ezio's story gets killed in a cutscene by a supporting character, while [[spoiler: Abbas]] in Altaïr's story is killed in [[spoiler: one shot by the Hidden Gun]]. The penultimate boss, Manuel Palaiologos, is also rather easy, dying to a single Counter Kill.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[invoked]]Unlike in the previous games, there is no climactic duel at the end with the BigBad. [[spoiler: Prince [[spoiler:Prince Ahmet]] in Ezio's story gets killed in a cutscene by a supporting character, while [[spoiler: Abbas]] [[spoiler:Abbas]] in Altaïr's story is killed in [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one shot by the Hidden Gun]]. The penultimate boss, Manuel Palaiologos, is also rather easy, dying to a single Counter Kill.



* AscendedExtra: Abbas appeared as early as the very first memory sequence of the original game, but was unimportant to the story. Then in ''Revelations'' he gets a backstory, more extensive characterization, and even [[spoiler: becomes the BigBad of Altair's part of the story]].

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* AscendedExtra: Abbas appeared as early as the very first memory sequence of the original game, but was unimportant to the story. Then in ''Revelations'' he gets a backstory, more extensive characterization, and even [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes the BigBad of Altair's part of the story]].



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Prince Ahmet, Suleiman's uncle and the next in line for the title of Sultan]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Prince [[spoiler:Prince Ahmet, Suleiman's uncle and the next in line for the title of Sultan]].



** Ezio's life as an Assassin really begins with [[spoiler: his family getting executed]], and it ends in the same place [[spoiler: when he dies there]], as shown in ''Embers''.

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** Ezio's life as an Assassin really begins with [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his family getting executed]], and it ends in the same place [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he dies there]], as shown in ''Embers''.



* CozyCatastrophe: [[spoiler: The solar flare that caused the collapse of the First Civilization was revealed to have been this. "Less than ten thousand" individual humans remained after the solar flare, which still allows a substantial buffer before the species died out]].

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* CozyCatastrophe: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The solar flare that caused the collapse of the First Civilization was revealed to have been this. "Less than ten thousand" individual humans remained after the solar flare, which still allows a substantial buffer before the species died out]].



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Selim shoves Ahmet]] off a cliff to his presumed death.
* [[spoiler: DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent]]: In The Lost Archive DLC, the player finds out that [[spoiler: Lucy had been on the Templars' side the entire time]].

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Selim [[spoiler:Selim shoves Ahmet]] off a cliff to his presumed death.
* [[spoiler: DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent]]: DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: In The Lost Archive DLC, the player finds out that [[spoiler: Lucy [[spoiler:Lucy had been on the Templars' side the entire time]].



* FireKeepsItDead: This was the only way [[spoiler: Altaïr could prove that he actually killed Al Mualim instead of just a dupe created by [[MacGuffin the Piece of Eden]]]]. Abbas was displeased with this action, as it was in violation of Assassin tradition; then again, just about everything about Altaïr displeases him.

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* FireKeepsItDead: This was the only way [[spoiler: Altaïr [[spoiler:Altaïr could prove that he actually killed Al Mualim instead of just a dupe created by [[MacGuffin the Piece of Eden]]]]. Abbas was displeased with this action, as it was in violation of Assassin tradition; then again, just about everything about Altaïr displeases him.



* GoodAllAlong: Subject 16 early on displays a few hints that he might try to take over Desmond's body. Then he outright asks to be carried out of the Animus and given a new body. Then he takes it incredibly well when Desmond says no and, at the end, [[spoiler: performs a HeroicSacrifice to throw Desmond back in Ezio's memories and save him from deletion]].

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* GoodAllAlong: Subject 16 early on displays a few hints that he might try to take over Desmond's body. Then he outright asks to be carried out of the Animus and given a new body. Then he takes it incredibly well when Desmond says no and, at the end, [[spoiler: performs [[spoiler:performs a HeroicSacrifice to throw Desmond back in Ezio's memories and save him from deletion]].



* HeroicSacrifice: As if to make up for the hints that he might try to pull a GrandTheftMe on Desmond and even asking Desmond to help him pull it on someone else, [[spoiler: 16 throws Desmond into Ezio's memories to save him from being deleted by the Animus, and is himself deleted by the Animus]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: As if to make up for the hints that he might try to pull a GrandTheftMe on Desmond and even asking Desmond to help him pull it on someone else, [[spoiler: 16 [[spoiler:16 throws Desmond into Ezio's memories to save him from being deleted by the Animus, and is himself deleted by the Animus]].



* HostageForMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Prince Ahmet kidnaps Sofia and threatens to kill her unless Ezio gives him the Keys he's spent the entire game collecting]]. This despite the fact that Ezio specifically anticipates such a ploy and arranges for protection on the hostage in question -- sadly, it isn't enough.
* AHouseDivided: Altaïr's story involves what amounts to a civil war between him and Abbas Sofian, an Assassin who has had it out for him ever since they were teenagers, [[spoiler: who [[TheStarscream usurps his position]] while Altaïr is away from Masyaf]].

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* HostageForMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Prince [[spoiler:Prince Ahmet kidnaps Sofia and threatens to kill her unless Ezio gives him the Keys he's spent the entire game collecting]]. This despite the fact that Ezio specifically anticipates such a ploy and arranges for protection on the hostage in question -- sadly, it isn't enough.
* AHouseDivided: Altaïr's story involves what amounts to a civil war between him and Abbas Sofian, an Assassin who has had it out for him ever since they were teenagers, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who [[TheStarscream usurps his position]] while Altaïr is away from Masyaf]].



* ManchurianAgent: The Templars have used these against the Assassins before, according to Shaun. [[spoiler: He suspects Desmond might be one after killing Lucy. As shown in The Lost Archives DLC, she was the real traitor]].

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* ManchurianAgent: The Templars have used these against the Assassins before, according to Shaun. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He suspects Desmond might be one after killing Lucy. As shown in The Lost Archives DLC, she was the real traitor]].



** The whole conflict as a whole has this if you bother to examine it. First, the Ottomans are warmongers, especially the Janissaries, who bully smaller countries and are responsible for many of the Templar Agents that Ezio kill, especally Vali cel Tradat, who was an Wallachian ex-Assassin and admired Vlad Dracul for protecting their country, and Shahkulu, who came from a village the Ottomans razed and was raised by the Templars. Lots of the civilians complain about the Ottoman occupation and are oppressed by the Janissaries. None of that seems to matter to Ezio and the Assassins, who are focused on their war with the Templars and the seeking for the Masyaf Keys. The Janissaries don't want Ahmet on the throne because he's a pacifist, and they want Selim on the throne so he can lead them in a holy war against the other nations. Ahmet himself, [[spoiler: while the Big Bad behind the Byzantine Templars, is nothing like the Borgias and wants to find the Grand Temple to [[WellIntentionedExtremist destroy the divisions between men, follows the original Templar doctrine]], and actually puts up a good ShutUpKirk speech to Ezio. But Ezio, who only fought and interacted with Templars like the Borgias, couldn't make peace with Ahmet. This leads in to the ''ACIII'' plot, where the fact that Assassins aren't exactly the good guys is once again highlighted]].

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** The whole conflict as a whole has this if you bother to examine it. First, the Ottomans are warmongers, especially the Janissaries, who bully smaller countries and are responsible for many of the Templar Agents that Ezio kill, especally Vali cel Tradat, who was an Wallachian ex-Assassin and admired Vlad Dracul for protecting their country, and Shahkulu, who came from a village the Ottomans razed and was raised by the Templars. Lots of the civilians complain about the Ottoman occupation and are oppressed by the Janissaries. None of that seems to matter to Ezio and the Assassins, who are focused on their war with the Templars and the seeking for the Masyaf Keys. The Janissaries don't want Ahmet on the throne because he's a pacifist, and they want Selim on the throne so he can lead them in a holy war against the other nations. Ahmet himself, [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while the Big Bad behind the Byzantine Templars, is nothing like the Borgias and wants to find the Grand Temple to [[WellIntentionedExtremist destroy the divisions between men, follows the original Templar doctrine]], and actually puts up a good ShutUpKirk speech to Ezio. But Ezio, who only fought and interacted with Templars like the Borgias, couldn't make peace with Ahmet. This leads in to the ''ACIII'' plot, where the fact that Assassins aren't exactly the good guys is once again highlighted]].



** A rare heroic example. When [[spoiler: the Assassins under Abbas try to use Assassinations on Altaïr, it only hurts him, but doesn't OneHitKill him like when he does it to others]].
** Another one: [[spoiler: The Renegade interrupts his own eulogy to come back to life and start strangling Ezio. Ezio stabs him again, and the guy just laughs crazily and gets back up]].

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** A rare heroic example. When [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Assassins under Abbas try to use Assassinations on Altaïr, it only hurts him, but doesn't OneHitKill him like when he does it to others]].
** Another one: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Renegade interrupts his own eulogy to come back to life and start strangling Ezio. Ezio stabs him again, and the guy just laughs crazily and gets back up]].



* PoorCommunicationKills: At the request of Prince Suleiman, Ezio [[spoiler: assassinates Tarik Barleti, who had secretly been working against the Templars]]. Would've been nice if he had shared that info. In the end, his plan succeeds only because Ezio intervenes. Lampshaded by Suleiman [[spoiler:who'd requested the assassination]]:

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* PoorCommunicationKills: At the request of Prince Suleiman, Ezio [[spoiler: assassinates [[spoiler:assassinates Tarik Barleti, who had secretly been working against the Templars]]. Would've been nice if he had shared that info. In the end, his plan succeeds only because Ezio intervenes. Lampshaded by Suleiman [[spoiler:who'd requested the assassination]]:



-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Use the gun to kill Abbas.]]]]

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-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine [[spoiler:[[WhamLine Use the gun to kill Abbas.]]]]



* YouAllShareMyStory: There is a single key moment in history that links Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond together, which is called a Synch Nexus. Finding that moment is the key to freeing Desmond from the Animus. [[spoiler: It ends up being the moment right after Ezio discovers the Apple Altaïr left for him, a few feet from where Altaïr laid himself to rest. Ezio calls Desmond by name and provides a direct link between Desmond and the Apple that allows Those Who Came Before to communicate with Desmond directly across time, and gives him the MindScrewdriver he needs to wake up]].

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* YouAllShareMyStory: There is a single key moment in history that links Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond together, which is called a Synch Nexus. Finding that moment is the key to freeing Desmond from the Animus. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ends up being the moment right after Ezio discovers the Apple Altaïr left for him, a few feet from where Altaïr laid himself to rest. Ezio calls Desmond by name and provides a direct link between Desmond and the Apple that allows Those Who Came Before to communicate with Desmond directly across time, and gives him the MindScrewdriver he needs to wake up]].
12th Sep '17 9:25:47 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Use the gun to kill Abbas.]]

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-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Use the gun to kill Abbas.]]]]]]
12th Sep '17 9:24:27 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Use the gun to kill [your target]]].]]

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-->'''Tutorial:''' [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Use the gun to kill [your target]]].Abbas.]]
15th Mar '17 1:03:49 PM UncloudedTJ
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* NiceJobBreakingHero: The Assassins back the Ottoman Empire to gain an ally in fighting the Borgia Papacy. This has unintended consequences as *many* Templar agents are recruited from countries the Ottomans proceed to invade and conquer. The Count (aka [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad Tepes]]) allies with the Templars in order to defend his homeland, and is promptly murdered by Ishak Pasha, an Assassin. As a result, the Sentinel betrays and murders many of his former comrades for selling out his homeland. The Renegade fights to avenge his murdered tribe as Manuel's bodyguard. The Vanguard likewise seeks to defend her homeland from Turk conquest.

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* NiceJobBreakingHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Assassins back the Ottoman Empire to gain an ally in fighting the Borgia Papacy. This has unintended consequences as *many* Templar agents are recruited from countries the Ottomans proceed to invade and conquer. The Count (aka [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad Tepes]]) allies with the Templars in order to defend his homeland, and is promptly murdered by Ishak Pasha, an Assassin. As a result, the Sentinel betrays and murders many of his former comrades for selling out his homeland. The Renegade fights to avenge his murdered tribe as Manuel's bodyguard. The Vanguard likewise seeks to defend her homeland from Turk conquest.
14th Mar '17 2:30:17 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* NoSell: A rare heroic example. When [[spoiler: the Assassins under Abbas try to use Assassinations on Altaïr, it only hurts him, but doesn't OneHitKill him like when he does it to others]].
** Another one: [[spoiler: The Renegade actually interrupts his own eulogy to come back to life and start strangling Ezio. Ezio stabs him again, and the guy just laughs crazily and gets back up]].

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*NiceJobBreakingHero: The Assassins back the Ottoman Empire to gain an ally in fighting the Borgia Papacy. This has unintended consequences as *many* Templar agents are recruited from countries the Ottomans proceed to invade and conquer. The Count (aka [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad Tepes]]) allies with the Templars in order to defend his homeland, and is promptly murdered by Ishak Pasha, an Assassin. As a result, the Sentinel betrays and murders many of his former comrades for selling out his homeland. The Renegade fights to avenge his murdered tribe as Manuel's bodyguard. The Vanguard likewise seeks to defend her homeland from Turk conquest.
* NoSell: NoSell:
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A rare heroic example. When [[spoiler: the Assassins under Abbas try to use Assassinations on Altaïr, it only hurts him, but doesn't OneHitKill him like when he does it to others]].
** Another one: [[spoiler: The Renegade actually interrupts his own eulogy to come back to life and start strangling Ezio. Ezio stabs him again, and the guy just laughs crazily and gets back up]].



** Causing an explosion in the underground city of Cappacodia, causing half the city's population to choke to death from the smoke and fire, killing many innocents. Ezio was not shown to even care in the slightest about the collateral damage, instead fixing his mind on the Masyaf keys and his love interest.
** The Assassins also backed the Ottoman Empire to gain an ally in fighting the Borgia Papacy. This has unintended consequences as *many* Templar agents are recruited from countries the Ottomans proceed to invade and conquer. The Count (aka [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad Tepes]]) allies with the Templars in order to defend his homeland, and is promptly murdered by Ishak Pasha, an Assassin. As a result, the Sentinel betrays and murders many of his former comrades for selling out his homeland. The Renegade fights to avenge his murdered tribe as Manuel's bodyguard. The Vanguard likewise seeks to defend her homeland from Turk conquest. NiceJobBreakingItHero.
10th Mar '17 2:02:13 PM omegafire17
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* SerialEscalation: Downplayed in two ways.
** The first: in ''Brotherhood', Assassin recruits could go on contract missions throughout different cities for XP/loot/etc, generally making them stronger but we never saw any other returns/effects. In ''Revelations'', the Mediterranean Defense allows us to do all that again, but now we see their full effects: you can weaken Templar control of 12 [[note]]13, if one is unlocked during multiplayer[[/note]] nearby cities by doing missions, as well as bring them under Assassin control to provide money/XP/crafting ingredients, improve the lives of it's citizens, and so forth.
** The second: in ''Brotherhood'', Ezio could only have control of 12 Assassin recruits period. In ''Revelations'', if one takes the time to properly manage Mediterranean Defense, you can assign up-to-five recruits to each city to help keep the control better - taking control of all cities/assigning recruits to them allows Ezio to technically command up to 72 Assassin recruits [[note]]77, if the multiplayer city is unlocked[[/note]]. He can still directly command only 12 in Constantinople, the seven Master Assassins included, yet that's a step up from the situation in Rome.



* SwissArmyWeapon: In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio's hidden blade got attachments for a thin poison needle and a pistol alongside the usual stabbing blade. In ''Revelations'' the hookblade is added, useful for ziplining, faster climbing, all new fatalities, and [[MundaneUtility picking flowers]]!

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* SwissArmyWeapon: In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio's hidden blade got attachments for a thin poison needle and a pistol alongside the usual stabbing blade. In ''Revelations'' the hookblade is added, useful for ziplining, faster climbing, all new fatalities, and [[MundaneUtility picking flowers]]!flowers]].
4th Mar '17 5:59:24 PM omegafire17
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* FakeLongevity: The "Scholar" achievement. It's not uncommon to have collected every treasure, data fragment and got full synch before you have the roughly 500,000 Akçe needed to buy all the game's books.

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* FakeLongevity: The "Scholar" achievement. It's not uncommon to have collected every treasure, data fragment and got full synch before you have the roughly 500,000 Akçe needed to buy all the game's books. Though if you abuse the bomb buy-back mechanic (see GameBreaker in YMMV tab), [[SubvertedTrope then it might not actually take ''that'' long.]]
27th Feb '17 3:15:35 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* AscendedExtra: Abbas appeared as early as the very first memory sequence of the original game, but was unimportant to the story. Then in ''Revelations'' he gets a backstory, more extensive characterization, and even [[spoiler: becomes the BigBad of Altair's part of the story]].
11th Jan '17 8:34:56 AM erikvduyn
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** Remember that trick in the previous games where you could poison someone, draw a crowd and then poison someone else to start an impromptu moshpit? Guess what the achievement is called for poisoning 10 guards at once.
6th Jan '17 5:58:16 PM nombretomado
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In Ezio's storyline, Ezio travels abroad to explore Constantinople at the height of the Ottoman Empire, where an increasing number of Templars threatens to destabilize the region, and a lot of information about the {{Precursor}} society is revealed. As part of his mission in Constantinople, Ezio must collect a series of discs. Contact with these discs allows Ezio to relive some of Altaïr's memories (creating an ''{{Inception}}''-like memory-within-a-memory for Desmond). The Altaïr memories fill in gaps in his story from before, during, and after the events of the first game.

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In Ezio's storyline, Ezio travels abroad to explore Constantinople at the height of the Ottoman Empire, where an increasing number of Templars threatens to destabilize the region, and a lot of information about the {{Precursor}} society is revealed. As part of his mission in Constantinople, Ezio must collect a series of discs. Contact with these discs allows Ezio to relive some of Altaïr's memories (creating an ''{{Inception}}''-like ''Film/{{Inception}}''-like memory-within-a-memory for Desmond). The Altaïr memories fill in gaps in his story from before, during, and after the events of the first game.



** Since the game's creators has confirmed an {{Inception}} angle, Desmond beginning the game by waking up on a beach in a constructed world plays out like this.

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** Since the game's creators has confirmed an {{Inception}} Film/{{Inception}} angle, Desmond beginning the game by waking up on a beach in a constructed world plays out like this.
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