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It is an established fact now that Default used decoys in the course of his work, it's implied that the guy we chase (and potentially kill) is one, suggesting some might be Hackers for hire. In addition Default's identity is a secret, so really it would be very easy for one of the relatives of the victims of the 03 blackout merely appropriated Default's Identity and approached Blume to offer his services in hunting Ray Kenny, given that he was working for free and hunting their priority target they probably didn't care if he was the real deal or not. As for the sequel saying Default's been off grid for some time it's possible that, if neither Default that died were the real deal, that the real one went to ground when he realized that people like Aiden and Ray had begun targeting him, as they are willing to engage with violence in the real world, not just the digital one, unlike him (We see, presumably, the real one hiding under his table at the club). It's entirely possible that he merely assumed a new handle.

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It is an established fact now that Default used decoys in the course of his work, it's implied that the guy we chase (and potentially kill) is one, suggesting some might be Hackers for hire. In addition Default's identity is a secret, so really it would be very easy for one of the relatives of the victims of the 03 blackout merely appropriated Default's Identity and approached Blume to offer his services in hunting Ray Kenny, given that he was working for free and hunting their priority target they probably didn't care if he was the real deal or not. As for the sequel saying Default's been off grid for some time it's possible that, if neither Default that died were the real deal, that the real one went to ground when he realized that people like Aiden and Ray had begun targeting him, as they are willing to engage with violence in the real world, not just the digital one, unlike him (We see, presumably, the real one hiding under his table at the club). It's entirely possible that he merely assumed a new handle.handle.

[[WMG: Blume and Abstergo are both Templar Fronts]]
Throughout the Assassin's Creed franchise we've seen the Templars try to control as much as they can. It does not seem out of the box to consider the idea that Blume and possibly other companies are all owned by, or at least have high level members who are also members of, the Templars. Particularly if you compare CTOS and Bellwether to the Observatry from Black Flag and the Apples.

{[WMG: The third ''Bad Blood'' Aiden audio log is a deliberate RedHerring on Aiden's part.]]
It has been widely discussed that the 3rd audio log Ray can find from Aiden implies that he has gone completely insane. Theories go from simply snapping to being hit by Bellwether. However what if it is something a lot less complex. Aiden is a POI for Blume, he has fixers after him, so it is entirely possible that he left the audio logs for ''them''. Think about it for a moment; if you were hunting him and found that audio log the obvious conclusion is that he's gone insane. From there you have 2 possible lines of thought, the first is that since he's lost it he's no longer a threat, the alternate option is he's on completely AxCrazy, so most Fixers will be afraid to confront him. Therefore it is possible some of the heat will be off him. To back this up is that he doesn't seem that much more unhinged in his cameo in the sequel, so either he hadn't gone crazy or he got better.


It is an established fact now that Default used decoys in the course of his work, it's implied that the guy we chase (and potentially kill) is one, suggesting some might be Hackers for hire. In addition Default's identity is a secret, so really it would be very easy for one of the relatives of the victims of the 03 blackout merely appropriated Default's Identity and approached Blume to offer his services in hunting Ray Kenny, given that he was working for free and hunting their priority target they probably didn't care if he was the real deal or not. As for the sequel saying Default's been off grid for some time it's possible that, if neither Default that died were the real deal, that the real one went to ground when he realized that people like Aiden and Ray had begun targeting him, as they are willing to engage with violence in the real world, not just the digital one (We see, presumably, the real one hiding under his table at the club). It's entirely possible that he merely assumed a new handle.

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It is an established fact now that Default used decoys in the course of his work, it's implied that the guy we chase (and potentially kill) is one, suggesting some might be Hackers for hire. In addition Default's identity is a secret, so really it would be very easy for one of the relatives of the victims of the 03 blackout merely appropriated Default's Identity and approached Blume to offer his services in hunting Ray Kenny, given that he was working for free and hunting their priority target they probably didn't care if he was the real deal or not. As for the sequel saying Default's been off grid for some time it's possible that, if neither Default that died were the real deal, that the real one went to ground when he realized that people like Aiden and Ray had begun targeting him, as they are willing to engage with violence in the real world, not just the digital one one, unlike him (We see, presumably, the real one hiding under his table at the club). It's entirely possible that he merely assumed a new handle.


See [[http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-nsa-hated-civilian-encrypted-data-way-back-in-the-1-895351153 here]]. It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] in the know from abusing those same intentional flaws, however.

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See [[http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-nsa-hated-civilian-encrypted-data-way-back-in-the-1-895351153 here]]. It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] in the know from abusing those same intentional flaws, however.however.

[[WMG: The Default in Bad Blood isn't the ''Real'' Default.]]
It is an established fact now that Default used decoys in the course of his work, it's implied that the guy we chase (and potentially kill) is one, suggesting some might be Hackers for hire. In addition Default's identity is a secret, so really it would be very easy for one of the relatives of the victims of the 03 blackout merely appropriated Default's Identity and approached Blume to offer his services in hunting Ray Kenny, given that he was working for free and hunting their priority target they probably didn't care if he was the real deal or not. As for the sequel saying Default's been off grid for some time it's possible that, if neither Default that died were the real deal, that the real one went to ground when he realized that people like Aiden and Ray had begun targeting him, as they are willing to engage with violence in the real world, not just the digital one (We see, presumably, the real one hiding under his table at the club). It's entirely possible that he merely assumed a new handle.


*** [[WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow Game Theory]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWSWjN6n_UQ has an episode on the subject that breaks it down very well.]]

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*** [[WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow Game Theory]] ''WebVideo/GameTheory'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWSWjN6n_UQ has an episode on the subject that breaks it down very well.]]


[[WMG: Ubisoft's decision to try and canon weld FarCry, Franchise/AssassinsCreed and Watch_Dogs was a relatively late-game idea.]]

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[[WMG: Ubisoft's decision to try and canon weld FarCry, VideoGame/FarCry, Franchise/AssassinsCreed and Watch_Dogs was a relatively late-game idea.]]


* Jossed. Neither bits from AC4 ever come up in-game.

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* Jossed. Neither bits from AC4 VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag ever come up in-game.


** It actually is. There is an entire presentation one can find in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassins Creed IV]] over the ctOS project being advertised to Abstergo in the real world hacking section.

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** It actually is. There is an entire presentation one can find in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassins Creed IV]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' over the ctOS project being advertised to Abstergo in the real world hacking section.



[[WMG: Ubisoft's decision to try and canon weld FarCry, AssassinsCreed and Watch_Dogs was a relatively late-game idea.]]
Considering how AssassinsCreed establishes that EVERY conflict is part of the whole Assassins vs Templar war, it seems kinda weird that Blume and the whole ctOS would be relatively unconnected with the whole war. Same with Vaas, since he can't exactly stand on either side of the war (he's a ChaoticEvil, while the Templar's and Assassins are LawfulEvil and ChaoticGood respectively). Essentially, it seems Ubisoft just wanted to make it's own "universe" for the sake of having one no matter how disparate the individual games are from each other. I wouldn't exactly be surprised if ''VideoGame/TheCrew'' or pretty much any non-Clancy/non-Rayman game hereafter has some reference to try and place it into the Ubiverse.

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[[WMG: Ubisoft's decision to try and canon weld FarCry, AssassinsCreed Franchise/AssassinsCreed and Watch_Dogs was a relatively late-game idea.]]
Considering how AssassinsCreed Franchise/AssassinsCreed establishes that EVERY conflict is part of the whole Assassins vs Templar war, it seems kinda weird that Blume and the whole ctOS would be relatively unconnected with the whole war. Same with Vaas, since he can't exactly stand on either side of the war (he's a ChaoticEvil, while the Templar's and Assassins are LawfulEvil and ChaoticGood respectively). Essentially, it seems Ubisoft just wanted to make it's own "universe" for the sake of having one no matter how disparate the individual games are from each other. I wouldn't exactly be surprised if ''VideoGame/TheCrew'' or pretty much any non-Clancy/non-Rayman game hereafter has some reference to try and place it into the Ubiverse.


[[WMG: Watch_Dogs takes place in an AlternateHistory timeline where strong encryption was never legalized for civilian use in the 1990s.]]

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[[WMG: Watch_Dogs takes place in an AlternateHistory timeline where strong encryption was never legalized for civilian use in the 1990s.use.]]


It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] in the know from abusing those same intentional flaws, however.

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See [[http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-nsa-hated-civilian-encrypted-data-way-back-in-the-1-895351153 here]]. It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] in the know from abusing those same intentional flaws, however.


It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] from using those same intentional flaws, with the right knowledge, however.

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It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker others]] in the know from using abusing those same intentional flaws, with the right knowledge, however.


It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker other]] from using those same intentional flaws, with the right knowledge, however.

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It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker other]] others]] from using those same intentional flaws, with the right knowledge, however.


With all the intel their AI has collected on organizations across the world, it won't take too long before Blume's analysts do the calculus and realize that Abstergo has controlling shares ''in the world itself'', what with all their wacky (and effective) attempts to plant moles and structural loopholes in every major government. Blume has already given presentations about their opinion-controlling technology to Abstergo; they could sell their mainframe to the Templars and then use the very backdoors that Dedsec has been installing into their mainframe to hack Abstergo's databases for the keys to the kingdoms... at which point they'll meet ''Juno''.

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With all the intel their AI has collected on organizations across the world, it won't take too long before Blume's analysts do the calculus and realize that Abstergo has controlling shares ''in the world itself'', what with all their wacky (and effective) attempts to plant moles and structural loopholes in every major government. Blume has already given presentations about their opinion-controlling technology to Abstergo; they could sell their mainframe to the Templars and then use the very backdoors that Dedsec has been installing into their mainframe to hack Abstergo's databases for the keys to the kingdoms... at which point they'll meet ''Juno''.''Juno''.

[[WMG: Watch_Dogs takes place in an AlternateHistory timeline where strong encryption was never legalized for civilian use in the 1990s.]]
It sure would make the game's ease of hacking a lot more plausible, [[ParanoiaFuel scarily so]], in fact. Security is bad because the government mandates backdoors for authorities to break. That doesn't stop [[TheCracker other]] from using those same intentional flaws, with the right knowledge, however.


With all the intel their AI has collected on organizations across the world, it won't take too long before Blume's analysts do the calculus and realize that Abstergo has controlling shares ''in the world itself'', what with all their wacky (and effective) attempts to plant moles and structural loopholes in every major government. Blume has already given presentations about their opinion-controlling technology to Abstergo; they could sell their mainframe to the Templars and then use the very bugs that Dedsec has been installing into their mainframe to hack Abstergo's databases for the keys to the kingdoms... at which point they'll meet ''Juno''.

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With all the intel their AI has collected on organizations across the world, it won't take too long before Blume's analysts do the calculus and realize that Abstergo has controlling shares ''in the world itself'', what with all their wacky (and effective) attempts to plant moles and structural loopholes in every major government. Blume has already given presentations about their opinion-controlling technology to Abstergo; they could sell their mainframe to the Templars and then use the very bugs backdoors that Dedsec has been installing into their mainframe to hack Abstergo's databases for the keys to the kingdoms... at which point they'll meet ''Juno''.


It would make a touch more sense, seeing as DedSec appears to be a WellIntentionedExtremist group, while Blume is simply a corrupt MegaCorp.

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It would make a touch more sense, seeing as DedSec appears to be a WellIntentionedExtremist group, while Blume is simply a corrupt MegaCorp.MegaCorp.

[[WMG: Blume will try to take over Abstergo through hacking... and fail epically.]]
With all the intel their AI has collected on organizations across the world, it won't take too long before Blume's analysts do the calculus and realize that Abstergo has controlling shares ''in the world itself'', what with all their wacky (and effective) attempts to plant moles and structural loopholes in every major government. Blume has already given presentations about their opinion-controlling technology to Abstergo; they could sell their mainframe to the Templars and then use the very bugs that Dedsec has been installing into their mainframe to hack Abstergo's databases for the keys to the kingdoms... at which point they'll meet ''Juno''.


** Sequel confirmed. No information on location, though.

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** Sequel confirmed. No information on location, though.
confirmed and it's set in San Francisco.

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