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* In one of the earlier cut-scenes, we see Ezio's dad fully accepting Ezio's trouble with the law / escapades with women. He says it's because it reminds him of himself, but maybe he WANTS him to crawl around the city, fleeing guards.

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* In one of the earlier cut-scenes, we see Ezio's dad fully accepting Ezio's trouble with the law / escapades with women. He says it's because it reminds him of himself, but maybe he WANTS him to crawl around the city, city and get used to fleeing from guards.


** Genetic memory works more like a video recording than it does like episodic memory. If it were more like episodic memory, it’d be too unreliable for Abstergo to fund so much research for it (and a descendant using the animus wouldn’t be able to relive their ancestor’s conception or birth, or any memories lost if an ancestor acquired amnesia). It’s simply a minor case of GameplayAndStorySegregation.)


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** Genetic memory works more like a video recording than it does like episodic memory. If it were more like episodic memory, it’d be too unreliable for Abstergo to fund so much research for it (and a descendant using the animus wouldn’t be able to relive their ancestor’s conception or birth, or any memories lost if an ancestor acquired amnesia). It’s simply a minor case of GameplayAndStorySegregation.)

GameplayAndStorySegregation.





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* Ezio is scolded for rescuing Caterina Sforza by both Machiavelli and Caterina herself. They call it a childish, useless action. However, think about the context. Lucrezia Borgia makes an example out of her at the start of the rescue mission memory, saying that anyone who defies the Borgia, even nobles in charge of prosperous towns, will be thrown down. Caterina desperately yells encouragement to the gathered crowd as she is dragged away, which makes her look all the more pathetic. Then, later that day, she rides out of the castle on a horse while being escorted by "The Assassin" that the vigilantes talk about; one person snuck into the castle and freed the woman who said that all the people of Rome will be free eventually. Then he pulls a YouShallNotPass to enable her to escape against a huge crowd of soldiers. As per synchronization objectives, Ezio accomplishes a five-man-long kill streak during this time. Then he makes his own escape. After such an impressive and public display of defiance, it is any wonder that Ezio suddenly finds potential Assassin recruits on every street corner? Caterina's words and rescue combine to make Ezio TheParagon of defiance against Borgia oppression.

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* Ezio is scolded for rescuing Caterina Sforza by both Machiavelli and Caterina herself. They call it a childish, useless action. However, think about the context. Lucrezia Borgia makes an example out of her at the start of the rescue mission memory, saying that anyone who defies the Borgia, even nobles in charge of prosperous towns, will be thrown down. Caterina desperately yells encouragement to the gathered crowd as she is dragged away, which makes her look all the more pathetic. Then, later that day, she rides out of the castle on a horse while being escorted by "The Assassin" that the vigilantes talk about; one person snuck into the castle and freed the woman who said that all the people of Rome will be free eventually. Then he pulls a YouShallNotPass to enable her to escape against a huge crowd of soldiers. As per synchronization objectives, Ezio accomplishes a five-man-long kill streak during this time. Then he makes his own escape. After such an impressive and public display of defiance, it is any wonder that Ezio suddenly finds potential Assassin recruits on every street corner? Caterina's words and rescue combine to make Ezio TheParagon of defiance against Borgia oppression.



** It's actually implied/mentioned that Federico had been learning at least some Assassin skills from his father, presumably preparing them for induction into the family business (Federico has to be doing SOMETHING all day, and in his Codex entry it's said he no longer works at the bank after a NoodleIncident). He then passed them on to Ezio and —in what might be a way to help keep the heat off the Assassins in Florence— other young men as well.

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** It's actually also implied/mentioned that Federico had been learning at least some Assassin skills from his father, presumably preparing them for induction into the family business (Federico has to be doing SOMETHING all day, and in his Codex entry it's said he no longer works at the bank after a NoodleIncident). He then passed them on to Ezio and —in what might be a way to help keep the heat off the Assassins in Florence— other young men as well.




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*Ezio is scolded for rescuing Caterina Sforza by both Machiavelli and Caterina herself. They call it a childish, useless action. However, think about the context. Lucrezia Borgia makes an example out of her at the start of the rescue mission memory, saying that anyone who defies the Borgia, even nobles in charge of prosperous towns, will be thrown down. Caterina desperately yells encouragement to the gathered crowd as she is dragged away, which makes her look all the more pathetic. Then, later that day, she rides out of the castle on a horse while being escorted by "The Assassin" that the vigilantes talk about; one person snuck into the castle and freed the woman who said that all the people of Rome will be free eventually. Then he pulls a YouShallNotPass to enable her to escape against a huge crowd of soldiers. As per synchronization objectives, Ezio accomplishes a five-man-long kill streak during this time. Then he makes his own escape. After such an impressive and public display of defiance, it is any wonder that Ezio suddenly finds potential Assassin recruits on every street corner? Caterina's words and rescue combine to make Ezio TheParagon of defiance against Borgia oppression.



* The strongest set of equipment you obtain in Brotherhood is the armor and dagger of Brutus, which you will likely use against Cesare. Think about that for a second.


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* Altaïr's lengthy rant into the nature of religion seems to be the game lecturing the player about the irrationality of it all and how death ends life forever. This, despite the fact that AllMythsAreTrue and a form of scientific reincarnation exists with genetic memory. It's quite likely that other myths are true in a scientific way as well. It's further undermined by the fact that the destruction of religion is the stated goal of the Templars, the people Altaïr is fighting. Then you remember that Altaïr is in control of the Apple of Knowledge and the thing has a One Ring-like effect on people's minds.

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Altaïr's lengthy rant into the nature of religion seems to be the game lecturing the player about the irrationality of it all and how death ends life forever. This, despite the fact that AllMythsAreTrue and a form of scientific reincarnation exists with genetic memory. It's quite likely that other myths are true in a scientific way as well. It's further undermined by the fact that the destruction of religion is the stated goal of the Templars, the people Altaïr is fighting. Then you remember that Altaïr is in control of the Apple of Knowledge and the thing has a One Ring-like effect on people's minds.



** It's also possible for Altaïr to have perfectly valid reasons for being an atheist while simultaneously being a dick.
*** The fact that Ezio never expresses any opinion on the subject of religion and is obviously concerned more with the freedom for people to believe as they will may be FridgeBrilliance by itself.
**** Expanded universe lore suggests little about the Assassin take on religion by Ezio's time except that religious hypocrisy (aka the corruption of the Italian clergy) is their bigger grievance, best shown [[spoiler:when Ezio calls out Rodrigo Borgia on his mocking of Christianity and religious belief despite being the Pope]].
** Revelations reveals that Altaïr wrote the Codex after [[spoiler:Maria died]]. He might have written that while having a bad day.
** Seems more reminiscent of the DyingSpeech of one of Altaïr's victims back in ''1'', Sibrand, who also saw through the Piece of Eden and found oblivion in lieu of an afterlife.
* This is a fairly easy one. You have to wonder why Ezio and his brother move like champion acrobats and LeParkour masters even before they've had any assassin training. Then, duh, of course, you remember that they're children of an assassin. Simultaneously, it might be InTheBlood as well as their father preparing them in subtle ways for their life ahead.

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** It's also possible for Altaïr to have perfectly valid reasons for being an atheist while simultaneously being a dick.
*** The fact that Ezio never expresses any opinion on the subject of religion and is obviously concerned more with the freedom for people to believe as they will may be FridgeBrilliance by itself.
**** Expanded universe lore suggests little about the Assassin take on religion by Ezio's time except that religious hypocrisy (aka the corruption of the Italian clergy) is their bigger grievance, best shown [[spoiler:when Ezio calls out Rodrigo Borgia on his mocking of Christianity and religious belief despite being the Pope]].
** Revelations reveals that Altaïr wrote the Codex after [[spoiler:Maria died]]. He might have written that while having a bad day.
** Seems more reminiscent of the DyingSpeech of one
One of Altaïr's victims back in ''1'', Sibrand, who also saw through the Piece of Eden and found oblivion in lieu of an afterlife.
* This is a fairly easy one. Freerunning:
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You have to wonder why Ezio and his brother move like champion acrobats and LeParkour masters even before they've had any assassin training. Then, duh, of course, you remember that they're children of an assassin. Simultaneously, it might be InTheBlood as well as their father preparing them in subtle ways for their life ahead.



* While reading this, this troper got an additional fridge moment when he realized that in one of the earlier cut-scenes, we see Ezio's dad fully accepting Ezio's trouble with the law / escapades with women. He says it's because it reminds him of himself, but maybe he WANTS him to crawl around the city, fleeing guards.
* For me, I wondered how Ezio might be the descendant of Altaïr and how Desmond might have inherited his memories. Then I realized that Desmond doesn't have to be a direct line of descent. As the child of Assassins, it's quite likely that their various families intermarry. Desmond's AmbiguouslyBrown features help this as well.
** There's also the fact that Maria is an Englishwoman and it's entirely possible she returned to Europe via Italy.
** Ezio is not a descendant of Altaïr -- [[http://kotaku.com/5823431/what-i-thought-i-knew-about-assassins-creed-revelations-was-partially-wrong this has been confirmed]] by WordOfGod. They each represent different sides of Desmond's family.
*** It won't make sense by the canon of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] for them to be not-related though, since Ezio [[spoiler: relived fragments of Altaïr's memory through an Animus-like ancient artifact. It can't be pre-recorded because one device/key is held by Templars for quite some time, but nobody else "see" the contents. Also, the order by which each devices/keys are acquired are random In-Story, but the memories Ezio experience are linear just like how an Animus work.]]
*** No, it does make sense. [[spoiler: The discs are prerecorded, but likely only accessible by someone with sufficient First Civ genes, which the Templars didn't have, but Ezio does. And you actually do find them in the same order every time, as it's part of the main storyline.]]

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* While reading this, this troper got an additional fridge moment when he realized that in In one of the earlier cut-scenes, we see Ezio's dad fully accepting Ezio's trouble with the law / escapades with women. He says it's because it reminds him of himself, but maybe he WANTS him to crawl around the city, fleeing guards.
* For me, I wondered how Ezio might be the descendant of Altaïr and how Desmond might have inherited his memories. Then I realized that Desmond doesn't have to be a direct line of descent. As the child of Assassins, it's quite likely that their various families intermarry. Desmond's AmbiguouslyBrown features help this as well.
** There's also the fact that Maria is an Englishwoman and it's entirely possible she returned to Europe via Italy.
** Ezio is not a descendant of Altaïr -- [[http://kotaku.com/5823431/what-i-thought-i-knew-about-assassins-creed-revelations-was-partially-wrong this has been confirmed]] by WordOfGod. They each represent different sides of Desmond's family.
*** It won't make sense by the canon of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] for them to be not-related though, since Ezio [[spoiler: relived fragments of Altaïr's memory through an Animus-like ancient artifact. It can't be pre-recorded because one device/key is held by Templars for quite some time, but nobody else "see" the contents. Also, the order by which each devices/keys are acquired are random In-Story, but the memories Ezio experience are linear just like how an Animus work.]]
*** No, it does make sense. [[spoiler: The discs are prerecorded, but likely only accessible by someone with sufficient First Civ genes, which the Templars didn't have, but Ezio does. And you actually do find them in the same order every time, as it's part of the main storyline.]]
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* In ''Assassin's Creed 2'', I wondered for a bit how the Assassins got a much less buggy and in general better Animus than the one Abstergo had in what seemed like a short amount of time. Also, some of the gameplay changes, such as not having to do as many of the pointless sidequests, didn't seem to make sense from an in-story perspective. Then I realized that Lucy was working on Abstergo's Animus - she ''intentionally'' wrote the software badly to delay Abstergo's progress as long as possible.
** Yeah, that would be Fridge Brilliance, [[spoiler:if it wasn't revealed that Lucy worked for the Templars all along. Being separated from other Assassins, and being surrounded only by Templars, it's quite easy to be corrupted, especcially if you feel alone.]]
* The strongest set of equipment you obtain in Assassin's creed Brotherhood is the armor and dagger of Brutus, which likely you will fight against Cesare with them equipped, think about it for a second.

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* In ''Assassin's Creed 2'', I wondered for a bit how the Assassins got a much less buggy and in general better Animus than the one Abstergo had in what seemed like a short amount of time. Also, some of the gameplay changes, such as not having to do as many of the pointless sidequests, didn't seem to make sense from an in-story perspective. Then I realized that Lucy was working on Abstergo's Animus - she ''intentionally'' wrote the software badly to delay Abstergo's progress as long as possible.
** Yeah, that would be Fridge Brilliance, [[spoiler:if it wasn't revealed that Lucy worked for the Templars all along. Being separated from other Assassins, and being surrounded only by Templars, it's quite easy to be corrupted, especcially if you feel alone.]]

* The strongest set of equipment you obtain in Assassin's creed Brotherhood is the armor and dagger of Brutus, which likely you will fight likely use against Cesare with them equipped, think Cesare. Think about it that for a second.



* Ezio angrily calls the woman that Duccio is flirting with a whore. At first, I thought this was a bit much... until I noticed that she's wearing an engagement ring.
** Which, for the record, Duccio gave her (She's first seen examining it and going "it's beautiful").

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* Ezio angrily calls the woman that Duccio is flirting with a whore. At first, I thought this was a bit much... until I noticed that she's wearing an engagement ring.
** Which, for the record, Duccio gave her (She's first seen examining it and going "it's beautiful").



* It's implied things didn't end well for the pregnant Subject 15, to say the very least.
** ANY of the Subjects, in fact.

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* It's implied things didn't end well for the pregnant Subject 15, to say the very least.
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** Which, for the record, Duccio gave her (She's first seen examining it and going "it's beautiful").

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** Seems more reminiscent of the DyingSpeech of one of Altaïr's victims back in ''1'', Sibrand, who also saw through the Piece of Eden and found oblivion in lieu of an afterlife.



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* Ezio angrily calls the woman that Duccio is flirting with a whore. At first, I thought this was a bit much... until I noticed that she's wearing an engagement ring.


** It's actually implied/mentioned that Federico had been learning at least some Assassin skills from his father, presumably preparing them for induction into the family business (Federico has to be doing SOMETHING all day, and in his Codex entry it's said he no longer works at the bank after a NoodleIncident). He then passed them on to Ezio and - in what might be a way to help keep the heat off the Assassins in Florence - other young men as well.

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** It's actually implied/mentioned that Federico had been learning at least some Assassin skills from his father, presumably preparing them for induction into the family business (Federico has to be doing SOMETHING all day, and in his Codex entry it's said he no longer works at the bank after a NoodleIncident). He then passed them on to Ezio and - in —in what might be a way to help keep the heat off the Assassins in Florence - Florence— other young men as well.


*** It won't make sense by the canon of [[AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] for them to be not-related though, since Ezio [[spoiler: relived fragments of Altaïr's memory through an Animus-like ancient artifact. It can't be pre-recorded because one device/key is held by Templars for quite some time, but nobody else "see" the contents. Also, the order by which each devices/keys are acquired are random In-Story, but the memories Ezio experience are linear just like how an Animus work.]]

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*** It won't make sense by the canon of [[AssassinsCreedRevelations [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] for them to be not-related though, since Ezio [[spoiler: relived fragments of Altaïr's memory through an Animus-like ancient artifact. It can't be pre-recorded because one device/key is held by Templars for quite some time, but nobody else "see" the contents. Also, the order by which each devices/keys are acquired are random In-Story, but the memories Ezio experience are linear just like how an Animus work.]]


*** No, it does make sense. [[spoiler: The discs are prerecorded, but likely only accessible by someone with sufficient First Civ genes, which the Templars didn't have, but Ezio does. And the random order of finding them not matching the order of the visions seems like it's pretty much just a GameplayAndStorySegregation, possibly facilitated by the Animus, much like in ACII the order of the glyph puzzles unlocked is always the same no matter in which order you access the glyphs.]]

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*** No, it does make sense. [[spoiler: The discs are prerecorded, but likely only accessible by someone with sufficient First Civ genes, which the Templars didn't have, but Ezio does. And you actually do find them in the random same order of finding them not matching the order of the visions seems like every time, as it's pretty much just a GameplayAndStorySegregation, possibly facilitated by the Animus, much like in ACII the order part of the glyph puzzles unlocked is always the same no matter in which order you access the glyphs.main storyline.]]

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*** No, it does make sense. [[spoiler: The discs are prerecorded, but likely only accessible by someone with sufficient First Civ genes, which the Templars didn't have, but Ezio does. And the random order of finding them not matching the order of the visions seems like it's pretty much just a GameplayAndStorySegregation, possibly facilitated by the Animus, much like in ACII the order of the glyph puzzles unlocked is always the same no matter in which order you access the glyphs.]]

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