Individual games have their Wild Mass Guessing pages. If you think your guess is only relevant to one game, or one aspect of a game, or specific character like Altair or Ezio, put it on one of the following pages:
In the next Assassin's Creed game we will play as Templars.
Assassin's Creed 4 will take place in the 1960sThe Templar-controlled CIA and FBI will be major players, and one of Desmond's immediate family (father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, take your pick) will be the player character. The Templars' and Assassins' involvement in the Cold War, the career of J. Edgar Hoover, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Vietnam War, and the CIA's wars against communist regimes in Central America will all be explored. The player will use cutting-edge technology to assassinate Russian and American spies involved in cloak-and-dagger operations in major American cities, ultimately trying to avert nuclear war by taking out a major historical character. Naturally, the game will culminate in President Kennedy's assassination at the hands of the Templars.
All Those Who Came Before were closest to the ancient Romans.This explains a few things:
A Fission Mailed will happen sometime in the series.Either as a glitch in the animus or whatever, but either way, it could happen.
Durandal, Joyeuse and Curtana/Cortana (same Sword, different spelling) are all POEs.Excalibur was a PoE, and there were many Apples, so why not swords? They are all legendary swords (who's names have been used in gaming before), and they could all Pieces of Eden. Durandal was also indestructible, and was forged from the same steel as Cortana and Joyeuse.
Mass Historical Templar GuessingWell, let’s start coming up with plausible historical Templars. I'll start: Abraham Lincoln (assassinated by the assassin JWB, perhaps the Top Hat was a Piece of Eden), Bill Gates (Still Alive, POE: Unknown), Tim Burton, meant to keep the masses entertained, stopped but not killed by the Assassin JS (killer of Batman Movie Franchise, Note, Burton fan, but this is WMG), The Founder Of TV Tropes (not sure of his name). His POE is this website (the effects are... similar).
twihnyieaudaght I'm also not sure how well I interpreted the text; scrawled with blood on concrete, then washed away does not for legibility make. I think that the messages had something to do with the Subject 16 you read about on the terminals.
Desmond's mother was Eva.To explain Assassin's Solid: Desmond's mother was Eva, aka Big Mama, aka the surrogate mother and partial DNA contributor for Les Enfantes Terribles and thus Solid Snake's surrogate mother. This naturally means that Snake carries the same genetic memory as Desmond, because Eva's involvement in the cloning process means he is technically descended from Altaïr. (And just for anyone who may not know; while that silliness was an obvious April Fool's joke, Altaïr's costume is unlockable in MGS4.)
Lara Croft will find the Pieces of Eden.Just a note, I don't actually believe this but I think this would make a great fanfic!XD. Apparently in the new Tomb Raider games, there is no magic. "The ones who came before" could be referring to the Atlanteans in the Tomb Raider games. So the assassins ask Lara to retrieve the artifacts before the Templars do to save the world (again)! And the whole world being controlled by Templars for peace could be the Seventh Age. Oh and it could happen, Ubisoft is interested in buying Eidos so you'll never know. :)
Assassin's Creed is a prelude to the story of Ayreon.The Animus is an early version of the Dream Sequencer.
Assassins are symbolically "married" to the Brotherhood, over and above their possible spouses.Lucy and Altaïr are both shown to be missing their left ring finger, the same one that bears the wedding band in—at the very least—Christian tradition. The ritual removal of this finger could be used by the hashashin to remind its members who their real family is. Dem boys is crazy.
Humans don't have genetic memoryThose Who Came Before do, and they passed it on to the assassins when they interbred.
Dexter is Subject 16
Mario is related to Desmond*Cough* I'll get my coat.
Desmond is the direct and perfect reincarnation of Altaïr and EzioHe just learns what he, as the reincarnation of them, should know from his past lives. Note that Altaïr's and Ezio's names mean less or more 'Eagle' which is the symbol of the resurrection. Templars knew that and they abducted him to use him as they please by manipulating him into taking his past (but carefully cut/censored) knowledge. Also, he is the only one which can make proper use of Apple and Pieces of Eden, as seen with Ezio. Thus he's the Messianic Archetype or The Chosen One and was hunted by Templars. But it took long researches to find him. That's why his parents sheltered his existence out of Templars' knowledge, because they were aware of his importance.
Every single magical artifact from human legend and history was in fact real, and likely a Piece of Eden.Admittedly, this is less likely to be a WMG and more a reasonable conclusion based on evidence given...
Those Who Came Before are the Protheans.Consider the nature of how the Pieces of Eden operate, and compare then with the technology of the Protheans. The Apple and the Beacons are very similar, and the effects of items like the Staff and the Sword are reminiscent of Mass Effect technology. Those Who Came Before also reported being destroyed by a calamity from the skies, which cuts awfully close to the idea of the Reaper invasion. And consider also that the Protheans were heavily interested in humanity.
Nathan Drake is related to DesmondDistantly at least, which explains their similar voices. The Drake family branch broke away from the Assassins due to the betrayal of Sir Francis Drake becoming a Privateer helping the Templars in exchange for riches. When Sir Francis discovered El Dorado (A Piece of Eden bioweapon inside the corpse of One Who Came Before) he learned that his Templar benefactors planned to use it as a weapon for population control. He decided to redeem his family's honor by blowing up the Templar Island Base and hiding El Dorado. Gabriel Roman thought it was just a hidden treasure, but Navarro (who was a Templar agent) was looking for it, following the trail the Nazi's left only for destiny to intervene and return Nathan Drake to finish his ancestor's effort and redeem his family in the eyes of the assassins.
The Animus is a time machine that uses Mental Time Travel instead of genetic memory.Think about it. It explains the questionable aspects of 'Genetic Memory'. Desynchronization could just be a built-in failsafe against paradoxes. The bleeding effect would be due to his mind actually being there to absorb relevant information from his ancestors. It would also explain Minerva's knowledge of Desmond, as she is One Who Came Before and would therefore understand the Animus' time-travel properties.
The entire game takes place inside of a new, mass-produced version of the Animus, used for teaching purposes.The Animus is the ultimate learning tool. What would be a better way to understand an event, than to actually experience it firsthand? That would explain why in the Desmond segments, the camera is still third person, and the entire series could be a simulation of how the Assassins defeated the Templars and helped mankind correct the mistakes it has made over the course of time.
The Animus works by turning the inborn Psychometry skill up to 11.Everyone we've known to use the Animus has had the alien Psychometric bloodline ability: Eagle Eye. The Animus just amplifies the inborn psychometry and tunes it up several notches, pointing it inward instead outward. If you were to put a "normal" human in the Animus, it would just be a hunk of junk.
Assassin's Creed takes place in the Tiberium universe.The world is going to complete unicorns and light outside, and we never see anything beyond the facilities where the Animus units are being kept. The description of the chaos and destruction is very reminiscent of the collapse of national governments under the strain of Tiberium. Also, ancient societies and brotherhoods abound, along with Precursor technology. Clearly, someone is being manipulated by Kane.
Assassin's Creed takes place in the Dragon Age timelineAssassins are Mages (I mean, how come they can do so many awesome things, unless they are Mages, specifically Arcane Warriors) and Templars are, amazingly enough, Templars. The Templars are in a role-reversal with the Chantry, since they control the religions. Quite obviously, Minerva and all those other things are the Maker, her minions, and all those Dragons. The Animus is just something that artificially induces the Harrowing through a Lyrium drip via IV.
Every Assassin is spiritually bonded to the people destined to die by their blade/snake/spear/whatever.This would be an explanation for the after-killing conversations Ezio and Altaïr have with their targets. They have a chance to talk before the bond is broken by the death and they go back to reality. In addition to that, they also can forgive their target and bring them back to life, which explains how after Maria was stabbed, she ran off after Altaïr 'killed' her, and later fathered his child.
The Saboteur is the WWII Assassin's CreedThe Saboteur shares the building climbing of AC, has a car named Altaïr, and the trunk you need to steal from the Nazis could easily be a POE. It was outsourced to allow Ubisoft to create an AC in a different era, and keep it to a trilogy.
A closer-to-modern-but-not-quite times AC will replace horses with the bicycle
The entire series is in the mind of a conspiracy theorist tripping on LSDIt would explain everything.
World War II was organized by the Templars to end racism and overpopulationThe Templars had wanted to get rid of prejudice for a long time (which is why they orchestrated the civil war), but despite all their success, prejudice was still alive and well in places like Germany and East Asia. To solve this, they orchestrated World War II and the holocaust. Everybody knows the affect this had on casual racists, they were disgusted by the actions of Hitler and the Emperor of Japan, and realized they were wrong (its more advanced than that in real life, but I'm not going to go into detail right now). After the war, enough support was built up to allow the civil rights movement to take place, as well as other equal rights movements in other nations. The war also served to set back overpopulation. This whole thing really fits into the Templar's whole Well-Intentioned Extremist agenda.
Life is a confusing plan; don't believe a word anyone says!So you've deduced that you're a Hashashin, and you want to find another. So you go and tell your BFF Forever (yes, Best Friends Forever Forever) that you support the Assassins, thinking "hey, they're my BFFF, they're just like me!" If you don't get a response of disbelief, sarcasm, or Idiot Ball, you might get the "oh hey, so am I!" Sweet! But...Templars never reveal themselves anyway, what with the Mind Control thing. So how do you know your BFFF is really an Assassin, and not a Templar in disguise? Or an Assassin disguised as a Templar disguised an Assassin?! Well, they're your best friend, so you can trust them with anything, right? ...right? Well you won't be believing that when you end up in an underground facility with your ex-BFF exchanging "I knew you knew I knew you weren't an Assassin!" This goes along with the "nothing is true" part of the Creed; essentially, everything is a lie, doubt everything. Soon you (may) end up doubting your doubtings of your doubtings and end up just wanting everything over and done with. Or end up doubting further. Although I doubt that... In conclusion: instead of opening your mouth, continue to pretend to be the Unwitting Pawn; the true Assassins/Templars (if you swing that way) will come to you. Of course...who knows? All this advice could be coming from a Templar...
A later game will provide a Templar's point of view.As it turns out, Maria is not the only Templar (or former one, at least) ancestor of Desmond. At some point in time, the Miles family tree happened to have a Black Sheep who became a Templar agent. Said ancestor was something of a Anti-Villain Well-Intentioned Extremist who was likely just working for the wrong side. We now get to have a Sympathetic Viewpoint of the Templars as well as offer up some potential new gameplay elements.
The Ones Who Came Before planned for the Pieces of Eden to be used to save humanityBut not by the Assassins. If you wanted something to get done long after you had gone, who would you trust to do it properly? The plucky, undertsaffed and out gunned guys with nifty fashion sense and some extra senses, or a global, powerhungry ruthless conspiracy with acces to the most modern technology of the time? I thought so. Every win the Assassins have had against the Templar plans have only weakened humaity's only hope. The OWCB don't care about our free will, only that their greatest invention survives in one form or another. Humanity is going to burn to death and it's all your fault, You Bastard.
Desmond isn't really in the Animus.In fact, Desmond is long dead. His memories are being replayed by someone else entirely through an Animus.
The Patriots are tools of the Templars.The way the Patriots control the public opinion and media would be just in accordance to the Templars' goal. Big Boss and later Snake and Raiden became Assassins to oppose them.
The explanation of SynchronizationIt's not about how close to the original memories the gameplay is, it's about how well Desmond understands his ancestors. The reason the sync bar goes down is because he doesn't understand what it's like to have a sword slice you, and yet still be able to walk away from it as Altaïr and Ezio do, or drop off a building and walk away. The reason it increases in the game is because Desmond started to understand his ancestors better and better - he starts off seeing Altaïr as proud and strong, something Desmond probably can relate to in some capacity, but then saw the guy stripped of all his possessions and rank, which he can't understand at all, and he sees Ezio start off as a rich and happy noble, which he could never imagine. But over time, he saw the sights they saw, he got into their minds and bodies, and learned about them more and more, just as Altaïr and Ezio understand themselves more in their own journey, thus increasing the synchronization more and more.
The Hidden Blade is a Nasuverse-style conceptual weapon.As long as its user takes the enemy by surprise or counters the enemy's attack successfully, it will One-Hit Kill no matter what. Like the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, though, the question is executing the move. Good enough against the games' human opponents, but against the Eldritch Abominations of Nasu's setting...?
The Ones Who Came Before are the Great Race, H. P. Lovecraft's Yithians.Pre-human civilisation? Check. Technology so advanced it looks like magic? Check. Mind-altering powers? Check. Underground stasis vaults scattered across the world? Check. Time travel or precognition abilities? Check. Strong but dispassionate interest in humanity? Check. This ties pretty well into the previously-mentioned WMG that the Animus uses mental time-travel rather than genetic memory, too. Mental time-travel is what the Yithians were famed for.
The Pieces of Eden can also function as Energon Harvesters.They have to get their energy from somewhere. So they are built with a means to extract energy/energon from any source to power themselves. Optimus Prime referred to the one in his show (looked like an Autobot scaled Apple) as being built by the ancients, but he's referring to the Ones Who Came Before and not ancient Autobots.
Eagle vision allows the user to see all around them.Think like Wrath's Ultimate Eye - it allows them to see 360 degrees all around them, at all angles. Thus, the camera isn't just an animus thing - it's Altaïr's and Ezio's actual vision!
Desmond is from...where? "The Farm" is in...C'mon, let's hear some guesses!
Assassins are trained in everything on "Farms" and later get specialized trainingObviously, nobody can do everything. However, the Assassins need to do multiple things in order to help out the entire group. Not only were they all trained in the physical sense, but also mental and most likely social. In Revelations, 16 makes reference to programming language on the Animus Island. "Hello World!" is a simple program to start off. Desmond likely understood this reference, as he didn't ask about it, and in Desmond's Journey mini story, he said that they started training early on in life, and Desmond didnt run away until later in life, so it's entirely possible that Desmond was trained to be a modern Assassin in the most basic form. However, you can't just have everyone be OK at their job. So they specialize in certain areas. Computers, History, Combat, Politics, and probably Languages to name a few.
The final Assassin's Creed game will focus on Desmond's motherI originally thought that the final AC game would center on Desmond, but there's a problem - namely, how central the Animus is to the gameplay. For Desmond to be the sole protagonist would require significant changes in gameplay. Instead, we will have a parallel plot of Desmond and his mother (who we will call "Mom" for now). The Mom storyline will take place in the Cold War, and could span the globe. Desmond will get plenty of screentime, and players will control him using a slightly different scheme.
Memories can only be passed down the male line.Because of the way biology works. Men create sperm all their lives, and according to the way that genetic memory probably works, DNA memories are updated in every batch of sperm. Meanwhile, women are born with their entire supply of eggs already formed.
Cain is still alive.And in the final Assassin's Creed game, Desmond will kill him.
The Freemasons are Assassins.Compare their symbols. They look rather similar, if you ask me. Besides, it would be a twist for such a maligned organization to be on the good guys' side.
The series is in a Stable Time Loop, and Desmond and Adam are the same person.This would explain the the "precognition" of "Those Who Came Before". This would also explain why Desmond and Adam are voiced by the same guy.
Jupiter is the the one who seeded the Assassin line.Considering how the mythological Zeus/Jupiter liked to mess around with mortal women, that his wife Hera/Juno was known to be a bitch towards said mortal women (and their offspring — think Heracles/Hercules and his reason for starting the Twelve Labors), and how one of his motifs was the eagle, and it makes a lot of sense.
The Assassin's Creed games were marketed by the Assassins themselves.Think plot of The Last Starfighter. The Assassins in fact control Ubisoft in real life, and are using the games of the AC franchise to get the word out there about their war about the Templars and their secret war. The final game in the franchise will be specially tailored to each state/province/etc. where it's distributed, with contact information for local Assassin cells to contact as a hidden easter egg. Only the most serious and talented gamers will be able to access this easter egg, and thereby be recruited into the order.
The Assassin's Creed games were marketed by the TemplarsThink about it. They were only a few years from launching their satellite when the first game came out. The Assassins may become desperate and try and appeal to the public to help stop them. But to prevent this, the Templars either infiltrated Ubisoft or convinced the company to make the games. This way, if any of the Assassins or Assassin sympathizers try to inform the public of what the Templars are doing, they will only be marked as "insane and obviously plays too much video games".
Computers are a new type of animus. We are in the future and we are controlling Desmond, who is our common ancestor.
A future game will allow Desmond to die.But instead of respawning, the game will just cut to a silent black screen with nothing on it. The only way to retry the level will be to quit the game and restart it.
Desmond's game will take place After the End.The solar flare destroys most of the world's power supplies, so Desmond is forced to crawl out of the animus (it hugely malfunctioning as the Assassins try desperately to log Desmond out before it fries his brain could make for a trippy tutorial). The almost complete destruction of society would be a great excuse for the small city sizes, the lack of population and the lack of supplies of the guards/military. The plot could have Desmond tracking down the temples, to ensure nothing like 2012 happens again, or finding a viable method of Time Travel to get back in time and stop the flare before it does any damage.
Eagle vision is actually a mild form of OmniscienceThe precursors' sixth sense, "knowledge" is omniscience. Minerva knew that Ezio would find the vault under the Vatican, and how Desmond would eventually see the message via the animus. Juno also mentions that the humans "see the blue glow". Just like how Eagle Vision makes various people glow. It also explains how Ezio/Altaïr can use their eagle vision to identify people they've never met before, as well as things like guard patrols and secret, invisible messages that should be imperceptible. Ultimately, the gods used their future knowledge to leave relics and messages to ensure humanity's continued existence.
The Sicarii were the ancient Jewish precursor of the Assassin OrderJust read that article! Concealed daggers, anti-Roman zealotry, you name it. The Sicarii were the Hashhashin, before their time. Bonus points because they would blend in with the crowd by pretending to mourn their victims.
Desmond's bloodline has a thing for Second Loves.
We will soon follow one of Desmond's female ancestors.
Subject 16 is...
Desmond will relive the life of a Templar ancestor.Think about it. What better way would the Assassins have to gain intelligence on the methods and motives of the Templars? Relive the life of a Templar. There is already a high chance that he has at least a few Templar ancestors. Maria, a former Templar, is already one of Desmond's ancestors. It wouldn't be to outlandish to think that she was born into the order from her side of the family. Therefore, they would also be Desmond's ancestors, allowing him to experience their lives through the Animus. Obviously, this would be a bit of a radical change for a main series game, but it would make a nice side-addition.
If there's ever a modern-day game, Daniel Crosswill be The Dragon to Alan Rikkin. After all, he defected to Abstergo in Assassin's Creed: The Fall and the multiplayer mode of Revelations confirms he's both still alive in Desmond's time and the head of Operations for Abstergo.
The neurotransmitter that PO Es use to enslave humans is the "genetic pump" described by Warren Ellis in SupergodMorrigan Lugus describes faith as a narcotic effect "triggered by awe and fear of an anthropomorphism of your environment." In prehistoric times that translates to "sky gods" in the clouds and rolling hills mistaken for "earth mothers", but in history this role is mostly played by smooth-talking demagogues. If you are suspicious of authority, due to knowing "nothing is true"(anyone who claims to have all the answers is so full of unicorns and light his eyes should be brown), and "everything is permitted"(no two societies have the same laws, so they are made by imperfect people and you should use your own judgement of right and wrong) you can call the pig out and demand straight answers which he can't provide. If someone with strong will and that same suspicion is hit by a POE, they can realize the effect is an override and choose to resist it.
Erudito is ConsusIn the final entry of Divine Science: Chapter 1, it is revealed that Giovanni Borgia gets possessed by a member of Those Who Came Before, self-addressing as "Consus, the Erudite God." Erudite as in "Erudito", perhaps? It's known that Those That Came Before are both long-lived and anti-Templar, so it wouldn't be surprising if such an entity decided to meddle in Abstergo's affairs.
Assassin's Creed shares a timeline and world with Grand Theft AutoOr possibly Saints Row.
It's impossible to properly relive the memories of an ancestor of the opposite genderThree games so far and all of Desmond's ancestors have been male, the Assassin's Creed multi-player scenarios do not seem to be proper memory revisitations. Plus, it makes a bit of sense since the Animus works on Genetic memory, the missing or added piece of a chromosome one ancestor had or didn't could make an enormous difference in synchronizing with an ancestor of the opposite gender.
The Assassins are actually the Delta KnightsConsider: Both are an ancient society of warriors who live in secret. Both are devoted to protecting ancient, advanced technology from those who would misuse it. Leonardo da Vinci is a member of both. Also, look at their logos. The Assassin Insignia◊ looks a lot like a very modified Delta.◊
Desmond is a mental patientHe's been diagnosed with severe schizophrenia and committed to the Abstergo Mental Hospital. Dr. Warren Vidic and Nurse Lucy Stillman are attending. He's been having increasingly vivid hallucinations of "past lives" while simultaneously losing more and more connection with reality. He sees his doctor as a cold bastard trying to subsume his "eagle vision" with drugs, and sees the more comforting Nurse Lucy and fellow patients Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane as his only friends in this obvious worldwide conspiracy against the "Chosen One," which is of course Desmond. He seems to even lapse into Borderline Personality Syndrome when he starts babbling more and more about some "Subject 16." However, when the good Nurse tries to administer Desmond a new drug, he suffers a severe psychotic break, overpowers and stabs her with the needle. The doctors are becoming increasingly convinced he's beyond help at this point.
The Assassins are just as bad as the TemplarsAll that talk about "working in the shadows to serve the light" is just that. Talk. The Assassins have their own agenda, and they are just as fanatically devoted to to is as the Templars are to theirs. The Templars believe in order and control. The Assassins believe in Free Will, and they believe it in so strongly that they will readily kill any leader who gains too much power over their subjects, regardless of how benevolent or well-intentioned they are. Both sides want the Pieces of Eden to further their own agendas. The Templars and the Assassins represent the opposing extremes of a spectrum of political philosophy; neither of them is the "good guy."
All of Ezio's love interests are Desmond's ancestors.Ezio managed to have children with Rosa, Caterina Sforza, Cristina Vespucci, all the female Assassins, and who knows how many other women. Most of those children were likely taken away and raised by the Assassins (although Rosa could have easily just joined the order herself), and went on to have their own children. Desmond is the culmination of all their bloodlines.
The Legend of Zelda is a prequel universe to the seriesMostly supported by the [spoiler:Apple using a blinding light to kill people in the Brotherhood novelization] (I haven't played the game yet), and Din's fire from Ocarina of time having much the same power (Albeit much more subdued). However, I have expanded upon this a great deal since I realized the coincidence. The goddesses could be either prankster or benevolent Those Who Came Before, and the magical item in the games are pieces of Eden, the most obvious being apple and Din's fire, Papal Staff and byrna staff? Staff of byrna? I forget which, but it's the one makes you invincible. (Alternately, both the byrna, somoria, and pacci staves are all the papal staff with abilities limited by creativity and beliefs on what it can do.) the triforce is also a Piece of Eden, but more reveled because it was left behind by the goddesses in the presence of the king. The Assassins and Templars may or may not be pre-solar flare, though I'm pretty sure it's pre for continuity's sake and the whole "not being in the history books" thing is a lot easier to explain and would make for a more interesting psuedo-plot. Other expansions on this include wind waker and on being post-flare with impeccable timing, and the great flood was part of the Noah's arc thing. (please excuse my lack of biblical knowledge, I haven't read and my only church service was an easter concert with one sermon about not being a conspiracy theorist).
AC 4 will be take place in...They have specifically said that AC 4 won't take place in WWII, Feudal Japan or Ancient Egypt, as those would all be too cliche and "boring". Therefore, AC 4 will take place in a time period and place less covered in video games. Such as...
Desmond will never get his own game.He's simply been a Decoy Protagonist all along and Ubisoft have been trolling us all these years with all these teasers about a game finally all about him. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The Pieces of Eden are sentient and have been playing everyone (including the Precursors, Brotherhood and Templars) since they were created. Something of a Skynet-meets-Cthulhu situation.
Ezio shaves with the Hidden Blade.Yet more Mundane Utility.
Connected to the previous one, the Po E are artifacts that act as a psychic Hate Plague dispersal units, in addition to their other uses. This is why those in possession of or in pursuit of the Eden-pieces are so often involved with violent things like war, assassination, genocide, etc.
Genetic Assassins see everything in the third person.
The Animus is NOT historically accurate.
The First Civilization (Those Who Came Before) was a colony of Time Lords.Yes, I know it's a cliche, but think about it: they're a species which look just like humans, except much more long-lived, with incredibly advanced technology, and the power to see the future. The Pieces of Eden even look a bit time-lordy.
The series will go MMO somewhere down the line.Not in the traditional World of Warcraft style MMO RPG though. It'll be more like a massive multiplayer competitive sandbox. Maybe something like what Watch_Dogs seems to be implying. Up to 30 players (or more) on small maps within huge city(cities?) chose either to play as Assassins or Templar, and occasional missions pop up where the assassins have to steal something or kill someone and templars have to stop them, or vice versa. Could make it work along the lines the multiplayer they have now, they did introduce team matches in AC 3 after all. And they implied even after Desmond's story is finished it's not like the two groups are suddenly going to make buddy buddy.
Assassin's Creed 4 will starEve, the one Clay told Desmond to find in Eden (Note that for the purposes of this WMG, I'm assuming the Eve Clay told Desmond to find is a descendent of Eve with the same name. It's probably still workable if they meant the original Eve though.) She's the one hope the game brought up that's still open to the Assassins, and her genetic memory would date back to the time of Those Who Came Before (Desmond and Shaun talk about the possibility as if there would be no major hurdles.) The remnants of the Assassins will find her and stick her in an Animus. She'll play as different female assassins throughout history (At least 3 have been mentioned in canon) going backwards in time instead of forwards, culminating in Eden, where she would learn some way to stop Juno straight from Those Who Came Before.
The next Assassin's Creed will see Connor traveling to his father's homelandIt would make sense. In a conversation with one of his recruits, Connor expresses interest in visiting England one day. It would make for an interesting game, exploring British cities during the Industrial Revolution.
Some Templars are about to defect to the Assassins, and vice-versaWith Juno's return at the end of 3, there's a threat relevant to the struggle between the Assassins and Templars. The Templars fight for peace through control, the Assassins fight for peace through freedom. Juno wants to control the world. You would think the Templars would want that, but consider that many Templars likely want to be the ones in charge. Someone else fulfilling their goal isn't what many of them will want. So they'll probably defect from the rest of the Templars, and some will (reluctantly) team up with the only other group that knows what they're dealing with, the Assassins.
Meanwhile, the Assassins are, ideally, opposed to what Juno is doing. But they're only human; a lot of them won't be able to handle the scope of what they're up against, people like Desmond who were raised on Assassin beliefs, but don't really believe. Some of those will probably surrender willingly, joining the loyal Templars in servitude.
There was never anything wrong with the Animus translation program.Desmond just so happens to speak a little Italian, French and whatever other languages go untranslated in the games. The animus doesn't bother translating things Desmond already understands. (Note that the untranslated bits tend to be things someone new to the language would learn first- things like "hello", "goodbye", "thank you", "I'm sorry", place names and various swear words.) Mohawk is a notable exception, as that's never translated, and it's pretty unlikely Desmond was fluent in that. It's likely they never had a translation program for that.
The French Revolution was initially an Assassin-led movement.It'd be an interesting concept. A reckless bunch of Assassins overthrow the monarchy and try to set up a new government in line with the Creed's principles and objectives. The revolution quickly gets out of hand, with the Assassins' ethics being corrupted and misinterpreted. For example, the Assassins' avoidance of organized religion could be twisted into state atheism. Their willingness to kill people who oppose them leads to the mass executions.
The Lady in the Lake is one of Those Who Came Before.Think about it. A mysterious, godlike being guarding over Excalibur, an established Piece of Eden. She has too much in common with Those Who Came Before to not be one of them. In fact, the 1990's movie "Merlin" which depicts Merlin's life even depicts The Lady In The Lake in a fashion similar to all the Ones Who Came Before that we've seen so far! How come nobody else has thought of this?
Assassins Creed 4 will be the most Ambiguous of moral conflicts.While pirates in the Golden Age did pretty much run on Rule of Cool, they were still at best Chaotic Neutral and at worst provided handy examples of Complete Monster. Since its likely our protagonist is harrying Templar targets on the high seas, he may very well resemble a Villainous Protagonist more than an Anti-Hero.
AC 4: Black Flag is not the actual Assassin's Creed 4 gameIt's in fact the Assassin's Creed III: Liberation for the actual Assassin's Creed IV. It's all a trick by Ubisoft.
Adriano Maestranzi, the Italian leader of the Assassins in modern day, was part of WW 2He would have been in his late 20s during the war and was most likely the guy who killed Hitler and his double at the end of the war.
The new modern day main character will have to take some levels in badassHe may have been someone who's never thrown a punch, but after some time reliving Edward's memories, he'll be able to fight like a trained killer.
A future ''Assassin’s Creed’’ title will be set in Victorian EnglandSpecifically, it would start in the 1870s and go as late as the turn of the century, and your NPC allies are the contemporary suspects of who was Jack the Ripper; in-context, Jack the Ripper is not a single person, but actually multiple Assassins who are killing prostitutes (and some others) who are Templar informants (but not Templars themselves). The main Templar antagonists are the London Police. Furthermore, events associated with Spring-heeled Jack also take place, with the player character (bonus points if he’s actually 'named Jack) being the truth behind the myth of these stories. Some events of the game would include:
Connor will get a second main title gameConnor, now embittered by what’s happened to his people at the hands of the Americans, moves north to Canada and lives with the natives in the area, including Tecumseh, while still leaving on missions to deal with the Templars on occasion. About thirty years after the end of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 breaks out and Connor sides with the British rather than the Americans, personally fighting the forces of William Henry Harrison during the Battle of Tippecanoe, but fails to affect the battle’s outcome and the British-aligned Native Americans lose. Over the course of the game, Connor learns that the Templars in America—British and American alike—are being led by a European general who has risen to power in recent years. With his last target, Connor finally learns the man’s name: Napoleon. Bonus points if parts of the game take place in France during the French Revolution and La Fayette fulfills his promise to show Paris to Connor...right as the people rise up and storm the Bastille.
A future Assassin’s Creed title will be set in JapanBut not in the Feudal Era; instead, it will be in the Meiji period, featuring a native-born Japanese Assassin. The Japanese Assassins will, of course, feature lots of ninja-like characteristics such as shuriken replacing throwing knives and “stealth suits” that make them less obvious in darker environments. The Templars, on the other hand, would be the few remaining samurai as well as Americans who have just arrived in Japan. Commodore Perry would appear, and likely be a Templar, but the main conflict of the game would involve the Satsuma Rebellion: the last stand by the samurai against losing their privileges is instead a whole plot by the Assassins, now with the support of Emperor Meiji and the newly formed non-Templar government of Japan, in wiping out the Japanese Templars.
Edward Snowden is an Assassin.Think about it: Hatred of control and surveillance, ability to mysteriously disappear, the fact that he's constantly wearing a grey hoodie...
The Apples will be used to save the world in a different way than the first attempt.Juno mentioned that, as a special property of the Apples power, and i paraphrase: "If a hundred people sat enthralled then they may make a wall disappear if they will it away." In the end, the first civilization sent the apples into space after using it to control people, hoping to "enthrall" everyone. What if instead of trying to enthrall people all at once (the space sending example) then saying the necessary words, you could use the special property or power of the apple spread it slowly. You create a religion so to speak. After this is done, keep the apple with you and use faith or the special reality warping property of the apple to will the disaster away.
A future Assassin’s Creed title will be set in the Roaring TwentiesThe player will be a member of the Sicilian Mafia who is closely associated with none other than Al Capone. Capone, however, is a rogue Assassin and the player is at first not really a member of the Brotherhood, but another rogue who later joins the "real" Assassins. Other crime families are either Assassins, Templars, OR unassociated third parties (depending; this is actually the source of the conflict between crime families). This would also be where the Kenway and Auditore family lines converge and eventually produce Desmond (bonus points if the player character is Desmond's grandfather or great-grandfather). Further bonus points if this era's Assassin robes are styled like trench coats.
Every Assassin ancestor in the series will contribute to the final battleDon't tell me it wouldn't be fitting and positively EPIC for the very last battle in the entire series, the Assassin's Creed boss to end all Assassin's Creed bosses, to involve the player character—through the bleeding effect—to get help from every single major player character in the series. Picture the rooftop of Abstergo headquarters, where the modern Grand Master of the Templars has just failed to make his escape as the player character catches up. They enter single combat, using everything in the environment around them as weapons, and as the player does so, the bleeding effect suddenly causes crystal clear visions of all the playable ancestors from previous games fighting the key Templars of their respective games: Altair against Al Mualim, Ezio versus Cesare Borgia, Connor fighting Charles Lee, perhaps even Desmond (if he turns out to be irreparably dead) beating the shit out of Vidic (or possibly Daniel Cross). Hell, even Haytham could be in there fighting Braddock! The final part of it could have the player pinning the boss to the ground and punching him, each hit punctuated by a change of scenery to the ancestors once again, in identical poses to the player and delivering merciless blows to their respective enemies. And, of course, all sorts of Pieces of Eden would come into play here.
There will be an AC fighting gameImagine something where an inquisitive Original Generation character uses a POE to try and see the past, only to end up ripping a hole in time which brings many of the strongest Assassins and Templars of the past, present and future in one big brawl, perhaps with Juno as the final boss. Every character has an Arcade mode ending showing what they get for ending the war once and for all, whether for good or evil.
An Assassin will be in a future Super Smash Bros. titleAs arguably Ubisoft's most famous and successful series in recent times, especially since Rayman has kind of dropped off the radar, any of the playable Assassins would make a good addition to the Super Smash Bros. roster. Altair would probably be the best choice, since he was the original Assassin's Creed hero, though perhaps using the Fire Emblem policy as well where he's accompanied by a slightly similar character from the most recent title (at the time of this post, that would be Edward Kenway), in the same way that Marth is a constant to represent Fire Emblem and has been accompanied by Roy in Melee, then Ike in Brawl, and likely Chrom in the upcoming release. The Assassin's Final Smash would inevitably be to use the Apple of Eden to stun the other players, or alternatively to call in the Brotherhood to fight for them.
We'll eventually meet Desmond's motherSince it turns out she's descended from Altair and other ancestors of hers have been Assassins, it would only make sense for her to finally get some character development.
First Civilization naming conventionsThus far, four members of the First Civilization have been specifically named: Minerva, Juno, Tinia, and Aita. Thus far, Roman and Etruscan names have been used, but none of the names which are also those of planets have been used for Those Who Came Before. This is likely the same for any other First Civilization characters that will appear whose Roman names would be given to planets, using their Etruscan names instead: Turms (Mercury), Turan (Venus), Mariś (Mars), Satre (Saturn), Nethuns (Neptune)