The Tyranny Of King Washington is the result of Charles Lee never joining the TemplarsThis results in Connor's village not being burned and him not joining the Assassins and meeting George Washington and becoming a Morality Pet to him thus him being corrupted by the apple without Connors influence.
The Tyranny of King Washington is a vision that Connor sees in the Mowhawk's Piece of Eden.
Assassin's Creed III will be released in September 2012.Just so it can perfectly match the in-game time.
Erudito's identityHe wasn't originally an assassin, just a smart guy who started investigating. As he unraveled the Abstergo conspiracy (which would be a great mobile spinoff), he went mad from the revelation and began sabotaging important Abstergo practices and spreading the word about the lies by messing with the animus dev diaries and ads. He was discovered and kept safe by the assassins, who eventually curb his unconcealed attacks on the global conspiracy to preserve secrecy. That's why his early hacks lean towards rambling about how the population are sheep and overuse of the red/white filter, while his last dev diary hack is a reassurance of safety and hope for those who are potential animus candidates.
If AC3 takes place during World War II, the Assassin you play as will be the one who assassinates Hitler.Subject 16 has already confirmed that an Assassin was responsible for taking out Hitler when he tried to escape his bunker. I don't think Ubisoft would pass up the opportunity to have you personally whacking him.
The third game will take place almost entirely in modern day, with some parts following Alta´r's lover.There's no reason for them to use the Animus, as far as I can guess. In the first game, they needed the map from Alta´r, and the second game was just training Desmond to become like Ezio. There's a point to all this training, you're going to fight as Desmond in the third game. This makes sense, considering the fact that Desmond now has a modernized retractable blade. Ubisoft also mentioned playing a female ancestor. Remember the flashback Desmond had when he was suffering the bleeding effect? Where his genetic memory is passed on to the Templar Alta´r had sex with? There has to be somewhere they were going with that, and considering that apparently Ubisoft says that you'll play as a woman, it's just too much to be coincidence.
If AC3 takes place during the 20th Century, the Assassin you play as will be the one who causes the Tunguska Event.The turn of the century, turning Nikola to the cause, fighting Edison and J.P. Morgan's dark designs. It'll be The Five Fists Of Science only without the Lovecraftian monsters...maybe.
In the end of Assassin's Creed 3 it turns out that the three games were played from the eyes of a descendant of Desmond who controls him the same way Desmond controls Alta´r and Ezio.If the Third game is played from Desmond's point of view there wouldn't be any excuse why you could save, restart levels and do similar things or even look at Desmond from the third person perspective any more. The logical conclusion is that in the far future someone wants to find an object which Desmond hides at the end of part 3. Therefore the Animus is used again. It would make the perfect meta WTF-ending. Think about it. In the beginning of AC 1 development it was planned to keep Desmond's involvement secret until the end where all the animus-mechanics are revealed in order to make a good WTF-ending (it was thrown over due to information leaking). Couldn't it be possible that they decide to pick this plan back up?
Word of God said that because it is Assassin's Creed 2, the protagonist has two hidden blades. That means in Assassin's Creed 3, the next protagonist will have three hidden blades.
You will have to fight Alta´r and possibly Ezio in AC3.If you were
Assassin's Creed III will be released on December 21, 2012I can definitely see Ubisoft trying to pull this off.
There will be no Animus in AC3 and Desmond will learn to control the Bleeding EffectAs the Bleeding Effect kicks in, Desmond will start re-living the memories of his ancestors without the need to use an Animus, as he already briefly had with Alta´r in AC2. A significant part of the plot will revolve around trying to find a way to control the Bleeding Effect so that the visions don't just happen randomly. By the end, Desmond will have complete access to all his ancestors' memories (on paper anyway).
Assassin's Creed 3 will take place during the French Revolution.Really, it's just so obvious choice. A conflict that fits perfectly in the series' theme, interesting period style, lots of beautiful historical buildings with plenty of decorations handy for climbing around...Can anyone give an example of another setting and period after the 16th century that has all that, and can convincingly tie to one mostly Caucasian man's family history?
Assassin's Creed 3 will take place in World War OneThe theory of a game in one of the World Wars has, after all, been passed around, and since World War II got jossed, perhaps it shall be World War One?
Instead of horses AC 3: 2012 will employ motorbikesMotorbikes are more a pendant to horses than cars and it fits that the first game suspiciously specifically confirmed that Desmond has a motorbike license.
Assassin's Creed III will take place in New York.The coordinates Ezio and Leonardo get at the end of the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC point to an address in New York. Perhaps the two guys who took Desmond back to the Animus are leaving to New York as their new hideout, or one of Desmond's ancestors lived in Upstate New York?
Marquis de Sade will feature prominently in AC 3.Assuming that the earlier WMG about AC 3 being set during the French Revolution is correct, de Sade would most likely to be a prominent Assassin of the period. Much like Machiavelli, de Sade is a historically vilified figure associated with all kinds of unpleasant activities, but who actually was ahead of his time in many ways, defending women's rights and opposing class society despite of his aristocratic station, like Machiavelli supported the idea of republicanism in most of his less known works. And to tip of it all off, certain writings of his almost directly state: "Nothing is real, everything is permitted"!
AC III will take place during The American Civil War.It's arleady established that John Wilkes Booth was killed by the Assassins, and that Subject 16 had an ancestor at the Battle of Gettysburg (who may or may not be a common ancestor between 16 and Desmond). The Battle of Gettysburg is also perfect for nicknaming this Assassin "The Killer Angel".
Assassin's Creed III will take place in the Thirteen Colonies during the time of the French and Indian Wars and The American Revolution.It makes sense. A resource-rich territory is a perfect battleground between Assassins and Templars. If George Washington doesn't turn out to be a Templar, he's a perfect Assassin Grand Master, as historians already believe him to be one of the great military spymasters of the era. Hell, the Founding Fathers might even not be aware that some of their fellow leaders are Assassins or Templars, which could lead to a fundamental split in ideology between them (one that can be seen later in the Federalist (Adams, Hamilton) and Democratic Republican (Jefferson, Madison) divide after the Revolution. They could use colonial cities like Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charleston as settings. Granted, this is likely more possible if the majority of the Patriots were Assassin-aligned, and I have a sneaking suspicion Thomas Jefferson would have been the preeminent Assassin anyway, while Benjamin Franklin served as more of a da Vinci role. Besides, the AMVs using songs from 1776 would make it all worth it.
Assassin's Creed III will be set during the French Revolution.At the end of Brotherhood, while in the Vault, Shaun mentions the Phrygian Cap, which stands for freedom, and the Masonic Eye, and says they only come together in one place before getting cut off. That place is the Declaration of the Rights of Man◊ at the beginning of the French Revolution; the cap is on the tip of the spear, and the eye is in the middle in the top. Like the Crusades and Renaissance, most people know about the French Revolution, and would recognize some people, but be in the dark enough to not know everything. Like II, it could span multiple years, possibly going into the reign of Napoleon. Incidentally, the Glyph puzzles in II mention that Napoleon possessed a Piece of Eden; this would give the Assassins and Templars a reason to go after him.
Spanish civil war will be in 3.It seems logical, it has a chaotic good vs lawful evil/lawful neutral just like the rest of the series.
AC 3 will centre around the first descendant of Alta´r and Ezio.According to the writer of Revelations, Alta´r and Ezio are on different sides of Desmond's family tree... which means that at some point, the descendants of Alta´r and Ezio intermarried.note Since when that happened hasn't been revealed, AC 3 can take place any time from 1530 or so to the modern day (Desmond might be that first descendant).
Assassin's Creed III will not feature Desmond at all.
Shao Jun will be the ancestor character in Assassins Creed IIIIf only because Embers showed her to have a hidden blade-type device in her shoe. With one on each wrist...
The Crystal Skulls will be vital to Assassin's Creed IIIE-mails Desmond can find at the end of the first game make mention of them (along with other unimportant plot aspects like Subject 16 and the Bleeding Effect), specifically that the Templars hold them in the modern day and use them as untraceable communicators, and that Vidic himself is in possession of one. Meanwhile, one of the few English phrases on Subject 16's mural reads "Within Quetzalcoatl's hunger and Emperor Jiajing's sin lies the answers". In Project Legacy, we see Giovanni Borgia steal a Skull from an Aztec city, and he is later contacted through it by a Chinese man, who is most probably Jiajing. Given that the skulls from Mexico and China are probably what 16 was referring to, maybe the "answers" he says they contain are the solutions to the solar flare Jupiter mentions he, Juno and Minerva were working on at the time , that Desmond and co. will have to find, by digging through Shao Jun's memories to find the Jiajing skull, and preparing an assault on a Templar facility convieniently located in New York to get Vidic's crystal skull, giving Desmond a chance to finally get some revenge on Dr. Vidic.
Assassin's Creed III's plotIn light of the newly released images of the game, establishing an American Revolution setting and a Native Assassin, Tthis troper decided to do a bit of reading up on the American Revolution on the Other Wiki and searched up the roles the Natives played in the Revolution. To her surprise, most of the Native Americans sided with the Crown, and one of the powerful supporters was Joseph Brant of the Mohawk nation. Said nation was a part of the Iroquois Confederacy based in New York. A possibility that our Assassin will see the events of the Revolution unfold from here, who knows? It would make sense considering the key to saving the universe is in New York and Desmond is under a tight deadline at the moment.
A spin-off will involve Connor matching wits with Napoleon BonaparteWe know that Napoleon had a Piece of Eden in his possession at some point, so it's likely that he was a Templar. Even if he wasn't, he's just too juicy a character to not be involved in the Assassin's Creed saga in some way. And as dictator of France, he was known for having an extensive network of spies around Europe, which would be a good environment for an assassin to work his magic. And since the events of ACIII seem to be focused around America during the Revolution, it would make sense to have a follow-up set during the Napoleonic Wars (possibly even the War of 1812), where Connor could see the events of the Templar-Assassin struggle on an international scale and get a look at its effect on the dynasties of Western Europe.
Connor will be unrelated to Ezio directly and will end up marrying Ezio's female descendantAnother case of the bloodlines gathering together to eventually end up on Desmond. Likewise it's unlikely that he's directly related to Alta´r either.
Connor will have a much cruder Eagle Vision/Sense than Altair and EzioIt doesn┤t seem likely at the moment that he will be related to Altair and Ezio, so maybe he has less TWCB DNA and can use Eagle sense only to look easier through fog. When asked during a Comic-Con panel if there were any heavy snowstorms that would make it possible for Connor to simply walk up to guards in a convoy and kill them one by one without one of them suspecting a thing it was said that this would hinder Connors vision as well, even though Ezio could see through smoke bombs in every game with help of eagle vision. Dogs are also used in 3 to track down a specififc target via scent which sounds very similiar to Ezios ability to see the paths guards use in Revelations, but this could be chalked up to Ezio being older and more experienced in Revelations when compared to Connor.
Connor Won't Have Eagle Vision/SenseDuring a certain part in Revelations, William says that only those with genetic material from Those Who Came Before have access to Eagle Vision/Sense, which he admits he doesn't have. From this, we could infer that Ezio and Altair are Desmond's paternal ancestors. Now, Connor's gameplay has been described as being more like a "predator." Being half Native American and having grown up hunting for food, maybe he has honed his tracking and hunting skills so keenly that Eagle Vision/Sense would be of no use to him in finding his targets. This would make a great reason for him to come from William's bloodline, rather than Desmond's mother's.
Who's a Templar during this periodLot's of interesting choices to pick from in this time period. Let's get the ball rolling:
La Volpe will make an appearance... as Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. The partisan's style of combat fits the Assassins, striking quickly and than disappearing. And Marion's men attacked mainly supply convoys, that would be fitting for a thief.
Connor discovers the vault by the end of the game.Revelations reveals that the Vault is located in upstate New York. Seeing as how New York is one of the locations in the game, this probably sets up a quest to stop the Templars in finding the Central Vault. He might end up discovering the very secret that the Assassins need to prevent mankind's extinction.
The game will probably be the last game to be set in the Animus.The next game will feature Desmond as the main hero who will save the world from a large solar flare.
Connor won't be the only ancestor we visit in this game, but he will be the 'main' one.Ubisoft have stated that Desmond will attempt to save the world by "visiting the memories of one (or more) ancestors". Therefore, there will probably be a few sequences in which we visit other ancestors. Since Desmond has thus far been used to find Pieces of Eden, the other ancestors will be those who have found other PO Es relatively early in their lives (compared to Ezio at least) and therefore won't need so much synch to access the POE memories. Connor's story is stated to take place over a span of roughly Brotherhood and Revelations together, so those memories will probably be the ones with most player time spent in them. Plus he's the only one featured so far in trailers and promotional material, so he's obviously really important in the game.
Benedict Arnold works with the Assassins...He'll be captured by the Templars on the American side and framed as a traitor in history by them.
Charles Lee is Connor's fatherWe know Lee had a Mohawk wife. Is it possible that his interracial marriage and children caused him to lose prestige, causing him to hate them? Alternatively, the screens we see of Connor and him fighting is tough love.
The entire American Revolution will be revealed to have been organized by the Templars.We already known from Assassin's Creed II that George Washington have access to a piece of Eden, and from the information from Subject 16's glyphs that the Templars are very good at manipulating and eventually taking control of governing systems and ideologies that they originally opposed (the Templars originally tried to suppress Christianity and opposed the rise of capitalism, but they eventually embraced these social change and took control of the Catholic church and founded Abstergo Industries). It is totally within character for them to realized that the age of monarchies was coming to an end, so instead of fighting against the tide of social reforms, they allowed the founding of the United States and put their agents into the new government to ensure the Order can survive the new age.
Connor will have some thing to do with wolves.Altair and Ezio both seemed to have connections with hawks\eagles.Sense wolves are seen in the trailer, maybe Connor will have a more wolf like approach to the game.
Connor joins the Assassins in 1772
William will be killed at an early point in the gameGiven that he's the leader of what's left of the Assassins, he can probably shed a lot of light on the order, and if he's related to Connor, he may know enough to spoil the events of Connor's life for the audience. There's also the matter of Daniel and the multiplayer agent being dispatched to kill him at the end of Revelations.
The method of saving the world will have disappeared from the Grand Temple, and Connor has something to do with it.Revelations ends with Desmond, William, Shaun, and Rebecca outside the Grand Temple of the First Civilization. It stands to reason, then, that the first section of the game will be a platform/parkour sequence as Desmond as they traverse the Temple looking for whatever it is they can use to save the world. When they get there, however, they discover that "it", whatever "it" is, is gone, long gone, and it will be realized (somehow, maybe through Shaun's research of Assassin archives or something) that its disappearance has something to do with Connor, thus providing a reason for Desmond to go back into the Animus and relieve Connor's life; to try and figure out what it is exactly that Connor did and what happened to the thing they need to save the world when the sun goes out of whack again.
There will be treasure/special missions and items hidden on Boston's tidal flats.Boston, and all through the Gulf of Maine, have very dramatic tides. In Boston, the tides fluctuate by 3 meters (10 feet) every day. That's a whole storey of a building. And if you take a look at a map◊ of the city at the time, you can see that the tidal flats surrounding Boston are pretty freakin' expansive. Perfect place to hide things. Not sure how long each tide would last in the game, but it would present a good timing challenge.
Assassin Tombs will return.But with the twist that, as part of some sidequest, Connor will visit the remains of characters we interacted with during the AC 2 era, which have ended up in New England. Some possible candidates:
Secret locations will be TWCB temples and Desmond will be navigating through themIn Revelations Jupiter talked about six temples, each of them devoted to a different method of surviving the solar flare. Exactly like the six lairs of Romolus and six Assassin tombs. When asked the developers don┤t want to talk about those missions like about everything else Desmond-related. Desmond and his gang are already knocking on the front door of one of the temples at the end of Revelations. If this isn┤t enough foreshadowing I don┤t know.
Benjamin Franklin gets his hands on an Apple while in France.According to 16, Washington's Apple was sent over by the Freemasons from Europe. Benjamin was both an active Mason, and in France for a good portion of the Revolution.
Connor will run into a TWCB that was the basis for a figure in Iroquois mythology.Or, since the last three games may have played out the surprise god angle, evidence hinting towards it will exist in the Grand Temple.
There'll be at least one Twilight referenceConnor is a Native American with a wolf motif, after all.
Connor will be able to sic wolves on people.Wolves do appear a lot in the trailers, and it is Connor's animal motif after all. They would work the same way as Assassin recruits did in the last two game. You could befriend them in the wild, train them, and with a push of a shoulder button they would come from nowhere and violently maul whoever you're locked on to.
Connor is Alta´r's descendantThink about it. WHO did we meet in the previous games that is from ENGLAND, AND, is related to Alta´r? Maria Thorpe, Eglish Noblewoman, Ex-Templar. Maybe after the Mongols invaded Masyaf their son, Darim, or one of his children went to England and their descendants went to the Newfound Land (that's the name at that time right?) And one of them fathered Connor.
The Boston Tea Party will be featured...And Connor is the one who talked the people into doing it. Either intentionally or not.
October 30th 2012 will be an important dayIt always bugged me that the release date of AC 3 is 30th October when it was around the 15th November for all previous games. They probably changed the date to let the game appear more current for one of the events.
Connors life will be viewed through an Abstergo Animus.The colorscheme of the new Animus┤ void rooms with light blue/white and some hexagonical strings is very different from the white rooms the Assassins machines utilize. Possibly Desmond will be captured and forced to relive Connors memory for further informations or because they can┤t kill him yet.
The American Revolution is a cover for a Templar Civil WarBoth Connor and Ubisoft developers have made it clear that we'll be fighting people on both sides of the conflict. I'm willing to wager that either one or both Templar leaders (not necessarily George Washington) have a Piece of Eden and are combating for control of the order. With the British Empire better supplied, equipped, trained and militarised, the Templar Blue Coats will manipulate Connor with a more sympathetic light without revealing their true colours so he will help turn the odds in their favor.
Connor will end up assassinating one of Shaun's ancestorsOne more reason for Shaun to hate Desmond. Possibly Jossed
Benjamin Lincoln will serve as comedic relief.Being beaten by your enemies four times and present for the worst defeat your cause ever suffered makes you ripe for some serious schadenfreude.
Samuel Miles will make an appearance, and it'll be revealed as a Easter Egg that he is also an ancestor of Desmond by virtue of one of his descendants marrying a descendant of Connor.I mean, c'mon, how can there be a Revolutionary-era figure named Miles and it not be made important?
The US release of the game will not contain any missions that have you kill members of the colonial armyConsider that in all the footage we've seen of the game so far, Connor has been exclusively been killing members of the Royal army. This is likely an attempt to avoid controversy in the US. The international releases will contain such missions.
There will be missions where you kill members of the Continental Army, but they'll either be fictional or guys who's deaths would be addition by subtraction for the Continentals.Would allow there to be balance in the death count without having the controversy of Connor killing anybody every American knows about from history books.
Connected to the previous two WMGs, Charles Lee will be revealed to be the main Templar on the Colonist's "side" and the most important American killed by Connor.As mentioned in the "Who's a Templar" WMG, there has been a screenshot of Connor lunging at him. In addition, he screwed up during the war and was thus drummed out of the Continental Army. Plus, he wanted Washington's job as Commander of the Continental Army, but didn't get it. Oh, and he died in 1782, which puts him firmly in the time period of the game, unlike other candidates for big-name American assassination targets such as Benedict Arnold.
The Continental army will be similiar in function to the Sultan-alligned guards in Revelations and the only target will be Washington(in a missed attempt).I mean this in the sense that you will be able to kill bluecoats without penalties but only because they have to enforce the Anti-Roof-Walking law and see you stealing civillians. The only mission where you have to actively kill a target is when Washington gets the apple and it becomes apparent that he is a Templar. You will try to kill him but it ends in a missed attempt like Ezio with Rodrigo.
We will find out how the Freemasons were created..............as a third faction to broker a sort of peace or armistice between Templars and Assassins. It has been alleged that Freemasons were created by Templars. However, their symbol has an Assassins-esque vibe to it. Perhaps the Freemasons were Templars and Assassins tired of the war, and wanted a form of peace. Most of the people with connections to the two groups were Freemasons, explaining why many of the Founding Fathers were from that group. The Lodges? Formed to negotiate between both groups. At one point later in history the Templars slowly took control and displaced the Assassins and slowly dominated the lodges. With very few representing the Assassins within the Freemasons today. And furthermore, considering the fact that the Founding Fathers were Masons and that the game wants to paint the war in a balanced light, having the group be solely Templar or Assassin will cause a major Base Breaker(and depending on who founds the group, the ones complaining would be either the American or British players)
How Desmond's story ends.Near the end of the game, Desmond begins picking up the memories of his more recent ancestors. Unfortunately, he soon reaches the last one - the night of his own conception. It turns out that this is something that should never happen - everyone who has ever seen it has gone mad at the sight of their own parents having sex. The irony is that the Templars know about this, but the Assassins don't. If Lucy had been alive, she would have stopped him before he reached the final memory. The next game has Rebecca, Shaun, and Desmond's father searching for the only viable alternative - Desmond's twin sister.
Francis Bacon will play a role in this—————-as the Count of Saint GermainAccording to some conspiracy theories, Francis Bacon did not die in 1626 but lived on through alchemy and intervention by higher beings and went on to become the Count of Saint Germain——gameplay wise this can be interpreted as meeting images of TTC Bs and having a Piece of Eden with him. The Count has tried to spread the enlightenment through the creation of a "United States of Europe" to fight a "threat"—-a threat that in the game could be interpreted as either the Assassins or the Templars. He also had a hand in the creation of the Declaration of Independence, which makes it possible for this to be included in this game, and the founding of British India, and tried to stop the French Revolution. This can be interpreted in two ways——either he is an Assassin and wants to create a enlightened USA and USE to destroy the Templars and usher in a Golden Age——knowing the French Revolution was a Templar orchestrated plot. Or a Templar trying to create two allied superpowers as a bulwark against the Assassins and any Assassin-caused event that would weaken their influence and will eventually unite to form the "New World Order", the legacy of the United States of Europe being incorporated into the European Union, which was created by the Templars to fulfill Germain's vision. As for him, if the latter case is used, he is assassinated by an Assassin in 1786 that took away his Po E after a battle, possibly causing him to crumble into dust, while in the former case he could be still leading the Assassins today, or he could be assassinated by a Templar in 1786.
Lucy will return, in some form.Oh, she's still dead. But as such as important character/love interest in Desmond's recent return to being an Assassin, it could seem awkward to just have Desmond get over her death, after finally getting out of his coma. A lot of people thought she might have survived the climax of Brotherhood, so the announce of her death in Revelations came as a shock to them. Maybe she'll pop up as a hallucination, or a manifestation of the Animus/some First Civilization technology? It just would seem weird to have such a random bridge dropped on her without any closure.
There will be three targets for Desmond to assassinate in the modern-day.What, you really don't think Ubisoft's going to end Desmond's story without showing him perform everything he learned from his ancestors' lives? In all seriousness, in the multiplayer component to Assassin's Creed: Revelations, there were three main Templars: Daniel Cross, Laetitia England, and Warren Vidic. I would thus not be surprised if Desmond put his skills to good use by taking out them out, one at a time.
Connor's ideology will reach Blue and Orange Morality levels at times.Connor's sense of morality is pretty much the Assassin/Templar conflict in a nutshell: "freedom to make one's own choice" vs "oppression and forcing one's views on another." However, this is not a universal definition of good and evil, and therefore a strong point of conflict. This will inevitably reach moments (or at least a moment) when he or his allies get a big What the Hell, Hero? by either people content to live within Templar/British control or accuse the Revolution of being one massive hypocrisy, accusing the Patriots of forcing their ideology of "freedom and liberty" on Loyalists to equal or greater degrees. Whether or not this helps him see the grey and gray spectrum or convince him to assassinate certain Colonials is another matter.
There's gonna be one hell of a Break the Cutie moment for ConnorAnd it'll make him start seeing shades of gray instead of black and white.
Desmond will encounter and/or fight Daniel Cross.Unless they wanna make Daniel a viewpoint into other Assassins in other games, there's no reason for Daniel and Desmond to not meet and have a bit of a scrap. Hell, Cross could be on the team with Desmond at the start of the game! Daniel Cross and Desmond have encountered each other once before: Cross was the one who captured Desmond and brought him to Abstergo in first place! Furthermore, Cross has been obsessive about Desmond and wants to re-capture him for the Templars. With how everything is building up on top of the Criss Cross achievement name, chances are the two will fight one another and.
American British = Bad, Canadian British = GoodOne of the multiplayer maps is the Northwest Passage, a very obviously Canadian-based near-Arctic location. Given the probability that most multiplayer locations are based on story locations, and the timeline of events the game covers, it's not out of the question that Connor will visit Canada at some point. If so, the British soldiers in the non-warring Canadian territories might not treat Connor with as much hostility as the Revolutionary-fighting troops in the Thirteen Colonies. Maybe some "Canadians are polite" stereotypes might be at play, but given how much more amicable the Canadian situation was, the soldiers there will probably be shown as more human - or at the very least, less jerkass - than those further south.
Benedict Arnold will be the victim of a Piece of EdenMaybe he turned traitor because the Templars brainwashed him into doing so. Connor may only discover this after he assassinates Benedict Arnold and his dying declaration includes something like "Thank you for stopping me from doing any more damage."
Desmond will kill his fatherOne of the achievements announced is Daddy Dearest. William Miles is currently one of few known present day assassins plus has been characterized as being a Knight Templar (trope wise), Abusive Father, manipulative, and so forth. It even drove Lucy away to becoming a Templar. What if it effects Desmond too and has to stop William from going too far.
The Battle of Quebec (or both) will featureConsidering the first was the battle that ended the French and Indian wars (Maybe Connor assassinates Wolfe or Montcalme), and was a big one, or the second one was the battle which kept Canada from joining the revolution (Maybe Connor kills Montgomery). Also, it's Ubisoft Montreal making the game, so, I mean, it's same province, so it woulda been fairly easy to do research
The Nightstalker is a vampire.Seriously, could it get more obvious? He's scared of the light, murders people at night, and is covered from head to toe. Given that vampires are inhuman, it's very possible he's covering up some sort of Red Right Hand that outs him as a supernatural being. In fact, it could be a signifier of his entire species. After all, we've never seen vampires in the AC universe before.
The Headless Horseman's pumpkin head is actually a Piece of Eden.Considering that the side mission proved that the Headless Horseman is just a normal person, this is most likely Jossed.
Desmond is just barely alive at the end.
The plot of Assassin's Creed 4; AC3 ending spoilers.
God was the final remnant of the First Civilization after the Toba catastropheIf Minerva's vision of Desmond's supposed future would have been true, then it's not hard to imagine that God was much like Desmond, a human with First Civilization DNA or a lesser member of Those Who Came Before who helped lead the remnants of humanity after Earth's destruction. Because of his guidance and knowledge on how to properly use the Pieces of Eden, he was, in Minvera's words, "remembered as hero. Later as a legend. And in time...As a god."
Assassin's Creed 4 will backtrack through time
The Templars are feared by JunoMinvera may advocate humanity's freedom, but it is Juno who noticeably takes action against the Templars. It is she who had Lucy killed and she who manipulated Connor into driving back the Templars from her little hidey-hole. Why? It's not explicitly stated that the "spark" she needs has to be of Assassin / First Civilization blood, and even if that was a criterion, it wouldn't be hard to convince them "Oh, FYI, get an Assassin on your side for this or force it with a kidnapped specimen." Nor would it be likely that the Templars would be stupid enough to ignore a warning of "Do not touch this one thing until this specific date; failing to comply will doom your entire species in the long term." No, these are not what worries her. What she fears is competition... a rival world-conqueror who A) would not be willing to take this lying down, and B) might easily overpower her immediately after releasing her, assuming they have the appropriate firepower on hand - which they inevitably would. Similarly, now that she's been freed by Desmond, her biggest concern is mopping up the Templars before they can recover from the Abstergo attack. The world is not big enough for the both of them...
Future games will feature Area 51What kind of Conspiracy Kitchen Sink would the series be without it? Considering past revelations about the Templars, it's a pretty safe bet that they've got some hand in running it. And considering all the major theories about Area 51 (i.e. that it's full of strange hoarded technology and dissected alien remains) what better place for the Templars to stash some of the unrevealed Pieces of Eden? Hell, considering the revelation about Juno's captive state, maybe there's even a dead One Who Came Before kept in cold storage there. A game set during the Cold War would be the perfect place to introduce it, but they could also probably feature it in the fourth game, when the inevitable arms race in preparation for the fight against Juno begins.
Future DLC theoriesA What If? deal about George Washington becoming king of America was the first one to be announced, but there's obviously going to be more. What do you think future story DLC could be?
Lucy Stillman was a Death SeekerWhen Desmond was ranting to his father he said "I wanted you to be possessed by a space god so you could murder me" when describing Lucy. Given that Warren also had to tell Lucy not to let her feelings get in the way, and that she was starting to express doubt (as well as her cryptic "I'm not sure I can do this anymore) and it may be that by the end Lucy had despised what she had done and become and sought death willingly rather than live with her betrayal
We're not yet done with ConnorGranted, I'm not sure how it would work what with Desmond's story being concluded and him being dead and all, but given the nature of the game's ending, there's going to be-I would hope-an Assassin's Creed IV on the way. Since Ubisoft's intent is a new AC game every year, and given the two years it took to develop ACIII, it seems likely to me that there will be at least one more spin-off game focusing on Connor to give Ubisoft time to make a full-on sequel. There's still plenty of stuff he could theoretically do, relating to the loss of his people's land to the Colonists and general dissatisfaction with the former Patriots and all that, it seems logical that the next game we get will be a continuation of Connor's story, perhaps told from the perspective of whoever it is managed to hack into the Animus at the end of III. Or, Ubisoft could REALLY throw us a curveball and the next game will be...
The next game in the series will be called "Templar's Creed"The Templars (at least the Colonial Templars) are given as much justification and valid points about their methods and beliefs as the Assassins, in addition to their flaws. Since Assassin's Creed: Liberation is already being used in-universe as a piece of Templar propaganda, and since Abstergo is still around at the end of III with all their Animuses why not have the next game be from a full-on Templar perspective? If they can make the Templars sympathetic with understandable motives and beliefs (and III suggests they can), that'd be even better.
Epilogue: The person in the Animus during the playable epilogue will be revealed to be "Subject 18"It's not really hard to come to that conclusion based on what we know at the end of AC 3:
The King Washington DLC happens because it isn't Desmond in the Animus anymore.Given that the Shard's abilities bleed into Desmond, we can assume that the Pieces of Eden do interfere with the Animus in some way. Shaun and Desmond theorize that Washington got his hands on an Apple of Eden at one point after the events of the game. Now, let's assume that every Piece of Eden held by Altair/ Ezio had potential to screw Desmond over, but his lack of side effects (except with the Shard, which was SUPPOSED to affect the user) was because he was supposed to be in the Animus; his genetic connection to the ancestor protected him. With a stranger inside a presumably hacked Animus, it is likely that if/when Connor comes within a certain range of Washington's Apple (whether he knows it or not), the Animus will begin corrupting the files it has on Connor's life before and/or after this event: instant DLC recipe!
How Desmond (possibly) survivedNaturally, we want to WMG that he is still alive. It would be more interesting to think about how.
The world will be saved. . . .This is coming from someone who hasn't finished the game yet. The sun will start baking the earth, and all will despair . . . until Haytham Kenway comes out of fucking nowhere and PUNCHES OUT THE FUCKING SUN. He then proceeds to replace the sun with his naked body, and all solar energy gathered increases by 407.3%.
Daniel Cross is a descendant of Duccio de Luca
There once was a man named Duccio, a rat with lecher's taste
Whenever he would show himself, my fist would find his faceWhich character got his ass handed to him every time Desmond showed up?
Pre-release WMG on the "Tyranny of King Washington" DLCAchilles wrote on his final letter to Connor that the Davenport Homestead is the representation of the traditional idea of the American Dream and the liberal, progressive ideals that the Founding Fathers stood for. If so, in order to show the player that the DLC's version of America is not the one we know, the very first scene in the DLC will be King Washington sending the Continental Army to destroy the Homestead in a preemptive strike to remove the Assassins' presence in America since they are a threat to his rule. The scene will play out in a deja vu of the Fall of Monteriggioni, with the Continentals mercilessly massacring all the residents (Complete with a tearjerking death scene for Norris and Myriam).
Haytham will play a major role in "The Tyranny of King Washington" by inducting his son into the Templar Order.News out of the VGAs says that not only is the story an alternate history of the US, but also of the game's protagonist; namely, that in this version RatohnhakÚ:ton never became an Assassin, and never took the name Connor Kenway. Which suggests that Haytham will still be alive, because if Connor never became an Assassin, he never would have killed Haytham to get at Charles Lee. If that's the case, then they'll be able to have Haytham play a larger role in the DLC Perhaps along with the rest of Connor's targets in the "real" timeline because again, if RatohnhakÚ:ton never became an Assassin, it stands to reason that the rest of Haytham's Templar Circle-including Charles Lee-will probably still be alive too. This will allow the game to approach Haytham and RatohnhakÚ:ton's relationship from a slightly different approach than in the real game because if RatohnhakÚ:ton isn't an Assassin, he most likely isn't going to hold the same baggage about his father being the local Templar Grandmaster that he did in the real timeline. If that's true, then it might actually lead to a reconciliation between the two and the big shock at the end will be RatohnhakÚ:ton taking the Kenway surname as he did in the real timeline...but by being inducted as a Templar, rather than an Assassin, by his VERY proud father Haytham. It would be an excellent twist on what "might have been" between RatohnhakÚ:ton and Haytham if RatohnhakÚ:ton had no connection to the Assassins, but instead got to see the Templar side of things first. If they're going to do a full-on AU, then what better way to showcase how very different things could be? Also, Haytham in general is just all kinds of awesome so seeing more of him would be great.
Tinia saved Desmond.Over the series, there were three of the First Civilization who interacted with the modern assassins. Minerva and Juno were there at the end, but where was Tinia/Jupiter? He could be the ace in the hole who manages to keep Desmond alive/bring him back after Juno's escape.
The next AC protagonist is somebody who has been reliving Desmond's memories.Once you find all of the "pivot points", it's revealed that there is an "Animus Cloud", where memories that have been recorded by the Animus can now be relived by anybody with access to the Cloud regardless of whether they are a blood descendant or not. This opens up the possibility that Desmond's actions in the first three games were being relived by an individual in the near (or far) future as a way to figure out how to defeat Juno. Possibly Jossed: The next protagonist is the player who is using an animus like Game console made by Abstergo to relive others genetic memories
The final protagonist will possess the knowledge of every Assassin that existed.With the reveal of the existence of the Animus Cloud, it is theoretically possible for a single person to relieve every memory that the Animus has recorded, regardless of blood relation. The final protagonist will be taking advantage of this to jump through the memories various Assassins (and maybe Templars too) in order to find a way to defeat Juno.
The divergence point in the Tyranny of King Washington is the loss of the Templars against the Assassins.In the original timeline, after wiping out Davenport, Haytham's Templars discover the staff with the Apple. Haytham knows what it is, knows that it can drive people crazy, and decides that he doesn't need it. His plans are going fine at that point. So he seals it away, or sends it back to the Templars in Europe for safe keeping, and better use against the Assassins over there. The Staff and Apple are out of play. In the TKW world, the first raid on Davenport is a total loss...for Haytham and the Templars. Achilles and the Brotherhood wipe them out. Unfortunately, this is not a good thing. Washington discovers the Staff and Apple. It drives him nuts with the power, and he begins his rampage. The Assassins try to stop him, but fail. Meanwhile Ziio and RatohnhakÚ:ton are living a normal life, until Ziio (either out a sense of responsibility or guided by Juno) tries to steal the staff away from Washington. Thus starting the plot. neither jossed or confirmed The only thing that is made clear is that the entire DLC is a vision of Washington becoming a tyrant. It's partially made clear that with Connor's help he is able to resist it's influence It's left open to as to how exactly Connor is out of the picture
Charles Lee has (or had) a homosexual crush on Haytham Kenway.When he first meets Haytham, he seems a little too enthusiastic and friendly towards him, and in the beginning of Sequence 4 when we find out that he's a Templar, he vilifies Native Americans, which could be a sign of jealousy instigated by the fact that Haytham had an affair with a Native American woman. Also, in the final sequence just after Connor assassinates Haytham, Charles' voice cracks as if he were holding back tears, and he plans to take away something important from Connor, just as Connor did to him.
The alternate reality seen in The Tyranny of King Washington was created by a time-altering Piece of Eden.According to the Assassin's Creed wiki, there's a Piece of Eden which can manipulate time. Who's to say it can't change the course of history?
In the Tyranny of King Washington, RatohnhakÚ:ton will have to kill the now Brainwashed and Crazy Davenport settlers.
RatohnhakÚ:ton will have to kill Connor Davenport.
The alternate reality seen in The Tyranny of King Washington is a shared dream.The flashback before the mission begins shows Connor and Washington meeting at a campfire and Washington pulling out an apple. He is showing it to Connor to ask what he should do with it. He and Connor somehow trigger a shared journey to the DLC world. Both experience corruption by their newfound abilities and go mad, ending on such a depressing note that the two reconcile over their decision to hide the apple forever.
In the alternate reality seen in The Tyranny of King Washington, Haythem Kenway was an Assassin .Ziio gives Connor his father's bracer and hidden blade, which now look more traditional than the set he owned in the regular timeline. Zion also mentions that A) he is already dead at some point before the Revolution, and B) he belonged to a "Brotherhood."
Connor will rescue his Assassin's in Episode 3
The Tyranny Of King Washington is a construct of Connor's mind struggling to reconcile his animosity towards Washington with what else he knows and believes.
The Kenways are direct descendants of AltairHaytham is English, but his first name is Arabic. Who was Altair's wife? That's right: Englishwoman Maria Thorpe.
The Pioneer was somewhat like EdwardIt's said in her hacked file that while she never joined the Assassins, she did give them a lot of business. Kinda like how Edward wasn't a member until later on in his life, but he made sure the Templars' grip on the West Indies was shaken up.