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MetalCreed
11-19-2012, 02:26 AM
Like really? He's suppose to be a child born to British nobles too.

Iamsosobad
11-19-2012, 02:31 AM
Ya, that was bothering me for the entire prologue.

TrueAssassin77
11-19-2012, 02:33 AM
im dark... problem?

for real, tho. maybe it's so connors mom would fall for him? she obviously has a distaste for whites. haytham didn't look completely white. plus his last name was kenway

MetalCreed
11-19-2012, 02:36 AM
I'm not trying to spark controversy, but for a white guy to be born in a significantly racist time period, being a noble and looking really tan is extremely unusual to me. I It just strikes me funny. Take a look at every white guy in the game and compare him to Haytham.

He's not "dark" he just has a very odd complexion/skin tone/ pigmentation for a white guy that comes from ENGLAND and is born to a noble family.

Know what I mean?

TwoDents
11-19-2012, 03:19 AM
Probably because of the ancestry. That, and maybe being from the order he is in (trying not to give away spoilers, even it is is minor) will give people a good amount of reason not to mess with him.

DarkDreamer95
11-19-2012, 03:23 AM
Yeah I thought that when I first saw him... but I brushed it off :/

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 03:26 AM
Does the Name "Haytham" ring any bells ?

zhengyingli
11-19-2012, 03:34 AM
Does the Name "Haytham" ring any bells ?
Arabic? Eagle? Google's all it took.

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 03:37 AM
Arabic? Eagle? Google's all it took.

Yup..

Arabic for Young Eagle..

He has Arab Ancestry..Mystery solved

Rankya_94
11-19-2012, 03:40 AM
Yup..

Arabic for Young Eagle..

He has Arab Ancestry..Mystery solved
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n608/RankyaSignatures/Cosplay and Edits/applause.gif?t=1309659682

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 03:46 AM
Oh Why Thank you..

The most badass Guy ever is an English with Arab roots (With a Possibility of being English Arab) Can It get any better ?:p

TwoDents
11-19-2012, 03:55 AM
Oh Why Thank you..

The most badass Guy ever is an English with Arab roots (With a Possibility of being English Arab) Can It get any better ?:p

If he grew a beard, the universe would have imploded on itself from the sheer awesomeness.

RatonhnhakeFan
11-19-2012, 04:06 AM
Oh Why Thank you..

The most badass Guy ever is an English with Arab roots (With a Possibility of being English Arab) Can It get any better ?:pOf course, he could be Polish! :rolleyes:

vivaxardas
11-19-2012, 05:28 AM
Why exactly is it a surprise? All these guys are descendants of Altair, who is half-Arab and half-European. Plus they are descendants of Ezio, who has Italian ancestry, and so a tan color is kind of expected. Desmond also does not look pure-bred European.
And some people do not really read animus database entries. ;) "Haytham" - "Young Eagle", and "Kenway" - "Royal Fighter" (old English) are in Haytham's entry.

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 05:31 AM
Why exactly is it a surprise? All these guys are descendants of Altair, who is half-Arab and half-European. Plus they are descendants of Ezio, who has Italian ancestry, and so a tan color is kind of expected. Desmond also does not look pure-bred European.
And some people do not really read animus database entries. ;) "Haytham" - "Young Eagle", and "Kenway" - "Royal Fighter" (old English) are in Haytham's entry.
Wow Wow Wow That is wrong. Altair and Ezio are from 2 different lines and Connor is another Line altogether..

vivaxardas
11-19-2012, 05:36 AM
OK, may be. I don't remember it. Who is whose descendant for sure? Ezio - Altairs, or not? And Haytham - is it confirmed in the game that he is from a different bloodline? Or is it just a speculation that they all come from different bloodlines?

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 05:38 AM
OK, may be. I don't remember it. Who is whose descendant for sure? Ezio - Altairs, or not? And Haytham - is it confirmed in the game that he is from different bloodline?
Ezio and Altair are not related (Confirmed by Devs) I think I also heard Connor was from a different line too, I just do not remember where exactly..

daltonesque
11-19-2012, 05:46 AM
The more pertinent question would be why is Altair so white.

rego00123
11-19-2012, 05:47 AM
erm...you should have all figured out he has arabic ancestry since he is also related to Desmond and is Desmond's link to the native american side...

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 05:49 AM
The more pertinent question would be why is Altair so white.
Not All Middle Easterners are dark

shobhit7777777
11-19-2012, 05:54 AM
The more pertinent question would be why is Altair so white.

You mean fair...have a chat with M for the answer.

Are people really this confused over skin colour? FFS guys....picking up a Natuonal Geographic once in a while won't kill you...neither will travelling...

daltonesque
11-19-2012, 05:58 AM
I'm just saying that it makes perfect sense haytham would have a dark complexion being descended from an arabic lineage.

shobhit7777777
11-19-2012, 06:13 AM
I'm just saying that it makes perfect sense haytham would have a dark complexion being descended from an arabic lineage.

It is entirely possible....it is also possible that Haytham is a real outdoorsy guy (I don't buy the nobility stuff) and I've seen some europeans look that dark after months of backpacking through harsh sun areas....plus I assume he would be on ships and such frequently....the sea does that to you.

MetalCreed
11-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Yeah it never rung a bell to me that he would be of Arabic descent. Because I would have thought he would be Altair's descendant who is a Syrian Arab but Ubisoft confirmed that he was not related to him so I was like "wat"

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 08:14 AM
Yeah it never rung a bell to me that he would be of Arabic descent. Because I would have thought he would be Altair's descendant who is a Syrian Arab but Ubisoft confirmed that he was not related to him so I was like "wat"
Altair is not the only Arab;)

psf22
11-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Why are 2 of my sisters white and 2 of my other sisters unusually dark?

It happens

daltonesque
11-19-2012, 08:49 AM
he just looks tan. homey who said that about the sea is absolutely right. He was a Navy man.

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 08:52 AM
he just looks tan. homey who said that about the sea is absolutely right. He was a Navy man.
That was not mentioned Anywhere and his Apparent lack of Navy experience and hunches alludes to him having no experience with watercraft and Transport..

InfectedNation
11-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Haytham spent his time before and during the game travelling throughout Europe, and whilst Connor was growing up, Haytham even found himself in Turkey, Syria and Egypt.

Source- AC: Forsaken

shobhit7777777
11-19-2012, 10:36 AM
That was not mentioned Anywhere and his Apparent lack of Navy experience and hunches alludes to him having no experience with watercraft and Transport..

I don't think he was a navy man...but I certainly think Haytham was well travelled

Assassin_M
11-19-2012, 10:39 AM
I don't think he was a navy man...but I certainly think Haytham was well travelled
Well traveled Yes, It says so In the New Novel, but he certainly seemed to lack experience with Water Craft..

I traveled a lot, I don't know a Plane from my Mother:p

shobhit7777777
11-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Well traveled Yes, It says so In the New Novel, but he certainly seemed to lack experience with Water Craft..

I traveled a lot, I don't know a Plane from my Mother:p

tits....your mum should have em

you're welcome

kriegerdesgottes
11-19-2012, 03:52 PM
Dark? I never thought for a second that he appeared darker than usual.

MetalCreed
11-20-2012, 06:37 AM
I know a tan when I see one

Haytham's tan is unusual, hence the reason of discussion.

Like there is no significance explained by Ubisoft in it IMO

zhengyingli
11-20-2012, 06:47 AM
I know a tan when I see one

Haytham's tan is unusual, hence the reason of discussion.

Like there is no significance explained by Ubisoft in it IMO

Well, usually in any entertainment medium, the characters weren't given their names without reason. Example: If two people share the same yet popular last name in a TV show, they have to be directly related somehow. I really think that we always take name-choosing for granted, for that searching up a fitting name alone would require some research. I have to credit you bringing this up, or else I would've thought Haytham was a cool name given for no reason.

Assassin_M
11-20-2012, 06:48 AM
I know a tan when I see one

Haytham's tan is unusual, hence the reason of discussion.

Like there is no significance explained by Ubisoft in it IMO
He has Arab roots D:

Did you seriously skip the last 4 pages ??

scooper121s
11-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Haytham has dark skin?, I musn't have noticed BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING THE **** GAME AND ENJOYING IT, AND NOT BEING A MORON AND WORRYING ABOUT TRIVIAL MATTERS!!!

Also; he has arabic desent, thats intresting, I really should get back on the wiki :p

P.S- meant no disrespect, I just find it annoying when people obsess over the most trivial of matters, there is more important things to be done, playing the game for example :p

P.P.S- Has anyone noticed that Rebeca and Shaun now look ******ed; that's a better topic of discussion than haythams skin colour

shobhit7777777
11-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Haytham has dark skin?, I musn't have noticed BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING THE **** GAME AND ENJOYING IT, AND NOT BEING A MORON AND WORRYING ABOUT TRIVIAL MATTERS!!!
P.S- meant no disrespect, I just find it annoying when people obsess over the most trivial of matters, there is more important things to be done, playing the game for example :p


Calm down Agnes....and don't be hypocritical

scooper121s
11-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Calm down Agnes....and don't be hypocritical
Who the hell is agnes? and how was I being hypocritical? the rebecca and shaun looking ******ed part? and if you notice the title I was joking, I was meant to e longer, but the thing didn't allow it

EscoBlades
11-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Well this thread is "interesting"

*grabs chair*

reddragonhrcro
11-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Yeah it is a bit wierd i wold say,at first i tought we played as Connor in some later part of his life(ACB desync moment) when i seen him.

Assassin_M
11-20-2012, 11:29 PM
But everyone just explained, How is it still Weird ? D:

reddragonhrcro
11-20-2012, 11:31 PM
But everyone just explained, How is it still Weird ? D:

Just picked up from the start,will go trough pages.

zhengyingli
11-20-2012, 11:56 PM
Yeah it is a bit wierd i wold say,at first i tought we played as Connor in some later part of his life(ACB desync moment) when i seen him.
Hey, I knew NOTHING about Haytham when I first started. Not even the name nor his relation to the main character. You are in good company.

AssassinGame1
11-21-2012, 12:15 AM
What do you mean by ''DARK''
Did you forget that he also fought for peace, that does not seam very ''dark''

Assassin_M
11-21-2012, 12:18 AM
What do you mean by ''DARK''
Did you forget that he also fought for peace, that does not seam very ''dark''
Am I allowed to laugh ? xD

the_heat11
11-21-2012, 01:23 AM
What do you mean by ''DARK''
Did you forget that he also fought for peace, that does not seam very ''dark''
Really? You're joking right?