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* Okay so the Templar Awareness mechanic is a little convoluted but kind of makes sense... except for one part: Stalkers. If you counter a Stalker, the awareness takes a big drop, usually enough to drop it to 0 in normal gameplay. But if you get stabbed by him... the awareness level increases. What makes this fridge logic and not just normal video game logic? Since this is how much the Templars are aware of your actions, this means that they expect that Ezio Auditore could be stabbed by a random sellsword... but countering that? [[SarcasmMode No way Ezio could counter an attack.]]

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** In Brotherhood, the existence of an Assassin in Rome was known since the Pope himself was in on it. What the assassins did was only hubris on the side. Constantinopel on the other hand is split between the Templars, Assassins and Ottomans, with the Assassins having worked from the shadows before Ezio's appearance. So when someone suddenly starts owning entire city parts, chances are Ezio is making the Templar's not exactly aware of his existence, but of ''where'' he is (thus leading to the den attacks). Plus, since also the Ottomans join in with getting suspicious once full Templar alert is activated, chances are that a foreigner buying like 50 businesses is mighty scary to the population (see the Heralds and their fear-mongering).

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** Brotherhood described the sixth sense as "Knowledge" (as in, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sight grants seeing and Knowledge grants knowing]]). Eagle Sense allows the characters able of it to instantly tell who is hostile, friendly or neutral, find useful objects and places and - in Revelations - to even know walk routes without even having seen once who walked them. Almost as if the characters just ''know'' about the world.


*** [[spoiler: Of course, once you play AssassinsCreedIII, you realize Ezio might have abandoned it and chosen to leave the Assassins because the Apple brainwashed him to. Why? So that it could wind up in the hand of the Templars, and then blow up and cause the web of events that would lead to Desmond freeing Juno. Ezio's HappyEnding came at the price of his descendant dying, and probably the end of his lineage(Desmond had no children, and his father has no other sons or daughters that we know of). Oh, and the Templars get Desmond's body, which allows them to learn all of Ezio's secrets.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Of course, once you play AssassinsCreedIII, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', you realize Ezio might have abandoned it and chosen to leave the Assassins because the Apple brainwashed him to. Why? So that it could wind up in the hand of the Templars, and then blow up and cause the web of events that would lead to Desmond freeing Juno. Ezio's HappyEnding came at the price of his descendant dying, and probably the end of his lineage(Desmond had no children, and his father has no other sons or daughters that we know of). Oh, and the Templars get Desmond's body, which allows them to learn all of Ezio's secrets.]]



*** It is primarily these facts, coupled with most of Ezio's actual assassination targets in [=AC2=] apparently ''not'' being Templars, just political rivals of the Medici, has led [[Tropers/EmperorOshron this troper]] to the conclusion that Ezio isn't as perfect as his fans would like to believe. AssassinsCreedIII and its protagonist are criticized for having the player kill British soldiers, who are also stated to not be Templars for the most part, but most of those situations where you the player kill them are not necessarily canon. The assassination missions from Lorenzo, leaving Selim in power, killing the leader of the Janissaries who was ''not'' actually plotting against the Sultan, and killing who knows how many innocent Byzantine civilians...these all happened, and Ezio canonically did all of these of his own free will, and in some cases they were ''his'' idea. Suddenly everyone's favorite Assassin is looking an awful lot like a war criminal.

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*** It is primarily these facts, coupled with most of Ezio's actual assassination targets in [=AC2=] apparently ''not'' being Templars, just political rivals of the Medici, has led [[Tropers/EmperorOshron this troper]] to the conclusion that Ezio isn't as perfect as his fans would like to believe. AssassinsCreedIII ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' and its protagonist are criticized for having the player kill British soldiers, who are also stated to not be Templars for the most part, but most of those situations where you the player kill them are not necessarily canon. The assassination missions from Lorenzo, leaving Selim in power, killing the leader of the Janissaries who was ''not'' actually plotting against the Sultan, and killing who knows how many innocent Byzantine civilians...these all happened, and Ezio canonically did all of these of his own free will, and in some cases they were ''his'' idea. Suddenly everyone's favorite Assassin is looking an awful lot like a war criminal.

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**** Desmond has a son as of Syndicate.


* Why does your Templar Awareness go up with most actions (such as renovating), in contrast to previous games? Probably because the Stalker soldiers, ''the ones who can blend in with the crowd,'' '''[[ParanoiaFuel are watching your every move and reporting back]].'''

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* Why does your Templar Awareness go up with most actions (such as renovating), in contrast to previous games? Probably because the Stalker soldiers, ''the ones who can blend in with the crowd,'' '''[[ParanoiaFuel ''[[ParanoiaFuel are watching your every move and reporting back]].'''''




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* Clay's AsYouKnow to Desmond is helpful to new players, but really egregious to anyone familiar with previous games - however, there are several reasons for why. First, Desmond is currently in an Animus coma, and that could have wrecked havoc with his mind, including memory. Second, Clay is the middle of severe Animus schizophrenia, so he needs something to help anchor him to the here and now as much as possible. So Clay is going with a just-in-case-he-did-forget mentality, even if it ultimately wasn't necessary.


*** It is primarily these facts, coupled with most of Ezio's actual assassination targets in [=AC2=] apparently ''not'' being Templars, just political rivals of the Medici, has led [[Tropers/EmperorOshron this troper]] to the conclusion that Ezio isn't as perfect as his fans would like to believe. AssassinsCreedIII and its protagonist are criticized for having the player kill British soldiers, who are also stated to not be Templars for the most part, but most of those situations where you the player kill them are not necessarily canon. The assassination missions from Lorenzo, leaving Selim in power, killing the leader of the Janissaries who was ''not'' actually plotting against the Sultan, and killing who knows how many innocent Byzantine civilians...these all happened, and Ezio canonically did all of these of his own free will, and in some cases they were ''his'' idea. Suddenly everyone's favorite Assassin is looking an awful lot like a war criminal.

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*** It is primarily these facts, coupled with most of Ezio's actual assassination targets in [=AC2=] apparently ''not'' being Templars, just political rivals of the Medici, has led [[Tropers/EmperorOshron this troper]] to the conclusion that Ezio isn't as perfect as his fans would like to believe. AssassinsCreedIII and its protagonist are criticized for having the player kill British soldiers, who are also stated to not be Templars for the most part, but most of those situations where you the player kill them are not necessarily canon. The assassination missions from Lorenzo, leaving Selim in power, killing the leader of the Janissaries who was ''not'' actually plotting against the Sultan, and killing who knows how many innocent Byzantine civilians...these all happened, and Ezio canonically did all of these of his own free will, and in some cases they were ''his'' idea. Suddenly everyone's favorite Assassin is looking an awful lot like a war criminal.criminal.
*** It's an overarching aspect of the series; these two have been caught in a ForeverWar, and thus anything Assassin/Templar is inherently worse to the opposite site than non-aligned, at least subconsciously. But that aside, these two primarily fight for control behind-the-scenes, rather than every conflict that exists, because those are the deciding victories to them; if they think it'll work for them in the long run, such compromises as the above examples can be tolerated 'enough', at the very least.


** Oh, that's not nothing. How about killing the peaceful but Templar Ottoman Prince and then leave his psychotic, warmongering brother and his KnightTemplar PraetorianGuard Janissaries in charge? Despite the fact he promised Suleiman he'd try not killing Ahmet. And since the Assassins have an agreement with the Ottoman Empire, chances are they'll sit back while Selim murders thousands, just because he isn't a Templar.

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** Oh, that's not nothing. How about killing the peaceful but Templar Ottoman Prince and then leave his psychotic, warmongering brother and his KnightTemplar PraetorianGuard Janissaries in charge? Despite the fact he promised Suleiman he'd try not killing Ahmet. And since the Assassins have an agreement with the Ottoman Empire, chances are they'll sit back while Selim murders thousands, just because he isn't a Templar.Templar.
*** It is primarily these facts, coupled with most of Ezio's actual assassination targets in [=AC2=] apparently ''not'' being Templars, just political rivals of the Medici, has led [[Tropers/EmperorOshron this troper]] to the conclusion that Ezio isn't as perfect as his fans would like to believe. AssassinsCreedIII and its protagonist are criticized for having the player kill British soldiers, who are also stated to not be Templars for the most part, but most of those situations where you the player kill them are not necessarily canon. The assassination missions from Lorenzo, leaving Selim in power, killing the leader of the Janissaries who was ''not'' actually plotting against the Sultan, and killing who knows how many innocent Byzantine civilians...these all happened, and Ezio canonically did all of these of his own free will, and in some cases they were ''his'' idea. Suddenly everyone's favorite Assassin is looking an awful lot like a war criminal.



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* How come there are no wanted posters in order to lower your notoriety? Because the Ottoman Empire is Islamic and the depiction of living beings in art is strongly discouraged in Islam.


* In ''AC1'', ''AC2'', and ''ACB'', Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond have an ability called Eagle Vision. In ''Revelations'', it is renamed and upgraded to ''Eagle Sense''. This may not sound so much like FridgeBrilliance, but in the final sequence with Desmond in Brotherhood, we are told by Those Who Came Before, that they created us humans to be like them, but kept one of their six senses from us, and later in the same sequence, Desmond is told to "Awaken the sixth". There is no reason for Ubisoft to change and upgrade Eagle Vision all of a sudden, unless it's because the sixth sense kept from humans by Those Who Came Before is actually Eagle Sense, and the Eagle Vision is a more limited version of the Sixth Sense. Besides that, Desmond at one point states it feels like he has a kind of sixth sense.

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* In ''AC1'', ''AC2'', ''[=AC1=]'', ''[=AC2=]'', and ''ACB'', ''[=ACB=]'', Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond have an ability called Eagle Vision. In ''Revelations'', it is renamed and upgraded to ''Eagle Sense''. This may not sound so much like FridgeBrilliance, but in the final sequence with Desmond in Brotherhood, we are told by Those Who Came Before, that they created us humans to be like them, but kept one of their six senses from us, and later in the same sequence, Desmond is told to "Awaken the sixth". There is no reason for Ubisoft to change and upgrade Eagle Vision all of a sudden, unless it's because the sixth sense kept from humans by Those Who Came Before is actually Eagle Sense, and the Eagle Vision is a more limited version of the Sixth Sense. Besides that, Desmond at one point states it feels like he has a kind of sixth sense.


* In Revelations, Desmond is suddenly wearing a black hoodie, rather than his white hoodie. This might not just be because he's inside the Animus and in a very depressed, mentally broken state, but possibly also because he's now been trained and has the same skills as an Assassin Grand Master (both Ezio and Altaïr were this before dying), and as seen in AC1, Al Mualim (the Grand Master) wore black robes, rather than the common white robes, and Altaïr's Armor in AC2 has the same black color. In other words, the Animus shows us that Desmond is now as skilled as an Assassin Grand Master, and not just a student any more.

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* In Revelations, Desmond is suddenly wearing a black hoodie, rather than his white hoodie. This might not just be because he's inside the Animus and in a very depressed, mentally broken state, but possibly also because he's now been trained and has the same skills as an Assassin Grand Master (both Ezio and Altaïr were this before dying), and as seen in AC1, ''[=AC1=]'', Al Mualim (the Grand Master) wore black robes, rather than the common white robes, and Altaïr's Armor in AC2 ''[=AC2=]'' has the same black color. In other words, the Animus shows us that Desmond is now as skilled as an Assassin Grand Master, and not just a student any more.


** Clay is descended from Ezio who is NOT a descendant of Altair
* In Embers, Shao Jun is wearing black despite not being a Master Assassin. [[SnowMeansDeath But white has different cultural connotations in Chinese society]], as does black, so it's not surprising she isn't wearing white.

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** Clay is descended from Ezio Ezio, who is NOT a descendant of Altair
Altaïr.
* In Embers, ''Embers'', Shao Jun is wearing black despite not being a Master Assassin. [[SnowMeansDeath But white has different cultural connotations in Chinese society]], as does black, so it's not surprising she isn't wearing white.



* In AC1, AC2 and ACB, Altaïr, Ezio and Desmond have an ability called Eagle Vision. In Revelations, it is renamed and upgraded to ''Eagle Sense''. This may not sound so much like FridgeBrilliance, but in the final sequence with Desmond in Brotherhood, we are told by Those Who Came Before, that they created us humans to be like them, but kept one of their six senses from us, and later in the same sequence, Desmond is told to "Awaken the sixth". There is no reason for Ubisoft to change and upgrade Eagle Vision all of a sudden, unless it's because the sixth sense kept from humans by Those Who Came Before is actually Eagle Sense, and the Eagle Vision is a more limited version of the Sixth Sense. Besides that, Desmond at one point states it feels like he has a kind of sixth sense.
** Plus, by that time all three characters (Altair, Ezio, and Desmond) have had much more experience with the ability, so they're able to use it better.
* In ''The Lost Archives'' we learn everything about Clay, and especially why he appeared so abrasive towards Desmond in ''Revelations'' and, most importantly, why he was ''so rude'' about Lucy. [[spoiler: Through Juno Clay learns that Desmond is TheChosenOne, and isn't happy to find that his hard work was for nothing--that he's just a pawn in a greater scheme. So he finally meets Desmond, the guy he was, in a sense, destined to help, stuck in a similar predicament as Clay was. As for his hatred toward Lucy? She was supposed to get Clay out, but she betrayed him. His father is all alone now because she kept him in Abstergo, and he hates that Desmond doesn't know this and is having a HeroicBSOD over a woman who was going to betray him to the Templars]].

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* In AC1, AC2 ''AC1'', ''AC2'', and ACB, ''ACB'', Altaïr, Ezio Ezio, and Desmond have an ability called Eagle Vision. In Revelations, ''Revelations'', it is renamed and upgraded to ''Eagle Sense''. This may not sound so much like FridgeBrilliance, but in the final sequence with Desmond in Brotherhood, we are told by Those Who Came Before, that they created us humans to be like them, but kept one of their six senses from us, and later in the same sequence, Desmond is told to "Awaken the sixth". There is no reason for Ubisoft to change and upgrade Eagle Vision all of a sudden, unless it's because the sixth sense kept from humans by Those Who Came Before is actually Eagle Sense, and the Eagle Vision is a more limited version of the Sixth Sense. Besides that, Desmond at one point states it feels like he has a kind of sixth sense.
** Plus, by that time all three characters (Altair, (Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond) have had much more experience with the ability, so they're able to use it better.
* In ''The Lost Archives'' Archives'', we learn everything about Clay, and especially why he appeared so abrasive towards Desmond in ''Revelations'' and, most importantly, why he was ''so rude'' about Lucy. [[spoiler: Through Juno Clay learns that Desmond is TheChosenOne, and isn't happy to find that his hard work was for nothing--that he's just a pawn in a greater scheme. So he finally meets Desmond, the guy he was, in a sense, destined to help, stuck in a similar predicament as Clay was. As for his hatred toward Lucy? She was supposed to get Clay out, but she betrayed him. His father is all alone now because she kept him in Abstergo, and he hates that Desmond doesn't know this and is having a HeroicBSOD over a woman who was going to betray him to the Templars]].



* In the first game, Vidic noted that "we already have the Masyaf artifact." But we see in ''Revelations'' that Altair locked it away in his library vault, specifically saying "it needs to be hidden until its secret has been passed on." How did they get it? [[spoiler: Ezio refuses to pick it up, noting that if he does, his quiet life with Sofia would be in jeopardy. The Templars just kept trying to go after it, and eventually succeeded.]]

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* In the first game, Vidic noted that "we already have the Masyaf artifact." But we see in ''Revelations'' that Altair Altaïr locked it away in his library vault, specifically saying "it needs to be hidden until its secret has been passed on." How did they get it? [[spoiler: Ezio refuses to pick it up, noting that if he does, his quiet life with Sofia would be in jeopardy. The Templars just kept trying to go after it, and eventually succeeded.]]


*** [[spoiler: Of course, once you play AssassinsCreedIII, you realize Ezio might have abandoned it and chosen to leave the Assassins because the Apple brainwashed him to. Why? So that it could wind up in the hand of the Templars, and then blow up and cause the web of events that would lead to Desmond freeing Juno. Ezio's HappyEnding came at the price of his descendant dying, and probably the end of his lineage(Desmond had no children, and his father has no other sons or daughters that we know of). Oh, and the Templars get Desmond's body, which allows them to learn all of Ezio's secrets.]]



* Ezio starts a large fire. In an enclosed space. Full of innocent people. [[SarcasmMode But, don't worry: we see about seven people escape later.]]

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* Ezio starts a large fire. In an enclosed space. Full of innocent people. [[SarcasmMode But, don't worry: we see about seven people escape later.]]]]
** Oh, that's not nothing. How about killing the peaceful but Templar Ottoman Prince and then leave his psychotic, warmongering brother and his KnightTemplar PraetorianGuard Janissaries in charge? Despite the fact he promised Suleiman he'd try not killing Ahmet. And since the Assassins have an agreement with the Ottoman Empire, chances are they'll sit back while Selim murders thousands, just because he isn't a Templar.


** Plus, by that time all three characters (Altair, Ezio, and Desmond) have had much more experience with the ability, so they're able to use it better.



** Fortunately the Masyaf artifact was the one lost in the Denver International Airport incident.

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** Fortunately the Masyaf artifact was the one lost in the [[NoodleIncident Denver International Airport incident.]]



* Ezio starts a large fire. In an enclosed space. Full of innocent people. [[SarcasmMode But, don't worry: we see about seven people escape later.]]

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* Ezio starts a large fire. In an enclosed space. Full of innocent people. [[SarcasmMode But, don't worry: we see about seven people escape later.]]
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** WordOfGod says Clay was descended from one of Ezio's illegitimate children, so he wasn't actually gushing over his grandmother there.

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