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Poodle_of_Doom
10-08-2011, 09:19 PM
I was curios, so I went to Wikipedia, and did a little search for Leandros. I found two results, both born in the 1900's. Was Leandros a real person? Or is he a fictional character based on a real person?

On wikipedia, it also says it's a surname, so I imagine he might have a first name that I'm not aware of, or haven't heard of yet.

Jexx21
10-08-2011, 09:22 PM
I think he's a fictional character based off of a real person.

Poodle_of_Doom
10-08-2011, 09:26 PM
Who is he based on then? I'm really quite curious.

Jexx21
10-08-2011, 09:27 PM
I'm not sure. Maybe the AC wiki has something on it.

I'll check.

altezides
10-09-2011, 03:44 AM
Was Leandros a real person?

Tower of Leandros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden's_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden)

itsamea-mario
10-09-2011, 03:51 AM
Now was that really nessecary?

LightRey
10-09-2011, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by altezides:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Was Leandros a real person?

Tower of Leandros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden's_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
For some reason that link takes me to the wiki page for virginity.

Anyways, that tower had already been built in like 400 BC and the name comes from a completely different Leandros from Abydos centuries before.

ace3001
10-09-2011, 05:50 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden%27s_Tower

The Maiden's Tower (Turkish: K?z Kulesi), also known in the ancient Greek and medieval Byzantine periods as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros), sits on a small islet located at the southern entrance of Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) off the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

The older name Leander's Tower comes from another story about a maiden: the ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in a tower at Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont (Dardanelles). Leander (Leandros), a young man from Abydos on the other side of the strait, fell in love with her and would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lamp every night at the top of her tower to guide his way.

Due to the vicinity and similarity between the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus, Leander's story was attributed to the tower by the ancient Greeks and later the Byzantines.
This is probably where the name came from. But it is very surprising, as all main Templars (except for multiplayer characters) have always been real people until now.

Abeonis
10-09-2011, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by altezides:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Was Leandros a real person?

Tower of Leandros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden's_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
For some reason that link takes me to the wiki page for virginity.

Anyways, that tower had already been built in like 400 BC and the name comes from a completely different Leandros from Abydos centuries before. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The poster didn't include a " _ " between the words 'Maiden's' and 'Tower', so it sent you to a redirect of Maiden.

lukaszep
10-09-2011, 07:37 AM
I won't be able to back this up, seeing as i can't remember the source, but a while ago i heard in an interview someone said Leandros was based on the Ottoman rulers personal bodyguard, and his name was never recorded in history books so they made one up for him.

reini03
10-09-2011, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by lukaszep:
I won't be able to back this up, seeing as i can't remember the source, but a while ago i heard in an interview someone said Leandros was based on the Ottoman rulers personal bodyguard, and his name was never recorded in history books so they made one up for him.

Isn't the bodyguard someone completely different?

lukaszep
10-09-2011, 07:48 AM
.....uhhhmmmmm

I have no idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

thekarlone
10-09-2011, 08:27 AM
Probably is related to greek/byzantine myth of Hero and Leander.

LightRey
10-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by Abeonis:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by altezides:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Was Leandros a real person?

Tower of Leandros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden's_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
For some reason that link takes me to the wiki page for virginity.

Anyways, that tower had already been built in like 400 BC and the name comes from a completely different Leandros from Abydos centuries before. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The poster didn't include a " _ " between the words 'Maiden's' and 'Tower', so it sent you to a redirect of Maiden. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Why didn't he just copypaste?

MT4K
10-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by LightRey:
Why didn't he just copypaste?

He probably did. It likely just got erased by the fact that links on this forum get underlined anyway (Just a guess).

Regardless though he should have at the least tested the link after posting to see if he needed to make a quick edit to it (I always test links i post just in case of stuff like this). Testing your links is a good habbit to get into to avoid these kind of "accidents" hehe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Cpt_Yanni
10-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Leandros isn't really THE main nemesis of Ezio. He's just one of the more important templars.

kriegerdesgottes
10-09-2011, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Cpt_Yanni:
Leandros isn't really THE main nemesis of Ezio. He's just one of the more important templars.

That shouldn't make a difference. In ACI, every single assassination target was a real historical person who died or disappeared in or around 1191. That was awesome. What happened to that?

blazefp
10-09-2011, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cpt_Yanni:
Leandros isn't really THE main nemesis of Ezio. He's just one of the more important templars.

That shouldn't make a difference. In ACI, every single assassination target was a real historical person who died or disappeared in or around 1191. That was awesome. What happened to that? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well they kept it in ACII and ACB so I guess they'll still keep it in ACR. We just don't know who's Leandros yet.

Poodle_of_Doom
10-09-2011, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by kolitha.kuruppu:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden%27s_Tower
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The Maiden's Tower (Turkish: K?z Kulesi), also known in the ancient Greek and medieval Byzantine periods as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros), sits on a small islet located at the southern entrance of Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) off the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

The older name Leander's Tower comes from another story about a maiden: the ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in a tower at Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont (Dardanelles). Leander (Leandros), a young man from Abydos on the other side of the strait, fell in love with her and would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lamp every night at the top of her tower to guide his way.

Due to the vicinity and similarity between the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus, Leander's story was attributed to the tower by the ancient Greeks and later the Byzantines.
This is probably where the name came from. But it is very surprising, as all main Templars (except for multiplayer characters) have always been real people until now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah. I'm not really dismissing the notion of him being based on a real person. I'm really curious to know if this is a real person. If anyone out there is part of one of those gaming sites that gets to interview the creators of the game,... ask them this question for me,.... please?! And mention me here on the forums too... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif