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LoyalACFan
03-07-2013, 09:46 PM
Yes, this is an incredibly random question.

It's been a long while since I played AC1, and maybe it was mentioned there, but what's up with the red sash that every playable ancestor has worn at their waist? Is there some significance? I mean, it's been literally the ONLY constant in the Assassin garb except the hidden blade.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034006/assassinscreed/images/thumb/0/02/Altair-novice-robes.png/200px-Altair-novice-robes.pnghttp://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034135/assassinscreed/images/thumb/a/ad/Ezio-plainrobes-ac2.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-ac2.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034316/assassinscreed/images/thumb/6/6c/Ezio-plainrobes-brotherhood.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-brotherhood.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201180811/assassinscreed/images/thumb/c/c3/Ezio-plainrobes-revelations.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-revelations.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121219153218/assassinscreed/images/thumb/f/fa/ACAnniversary-Aveline_Render.png/250px-ACAnniversary-Aveline_Render.pnghttp://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121219152353/assassinscreed/images/thumb/e/e7/ACAnniversary-Connor_Render.png/250px-ACAnniversary-Connor_Render.pnghttp://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130304123945/assassinscreed/images/thumb/a/a5/Edward_Render.png/250px-Edward_Render.png

montagemik
03-07-2013, 09:54 PM
LOL , Can't actually remember if Al mualim mentions anything in AC1 perhaps .......he mentioned lots of traditions of the order .......:confused:

Maybe it signifies the blood that must be spilled to maintain the purity of peace .........Sounds plausible . :D

inferno33222
03-07-2013, 10:06 PM
I don't know how important is is to them, but it's pretty important to me. It, along with the hooked-beak hood, are very important and iconic when I think about the Assassins. Edward should have a hooked hook as well!

AherasSTRG
03-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Interesting...

InfectedNation
03-07-2013, 10:20 PM
No idea what it means to them in-game but it really has become iconic and I would hate for the devs to ever ditch it.

EDIT: for adding to OP

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121219152423/assassinscreed/images/0/01/ACAnniversary-Orelov_Render.png

TheHumanTowel
03-07-2013, 10:30 PM
I think it's just the one motif that's the easiest to carry on to different time periods. The hood and all looks out of place in some settings.

On a side not seeing all the outfits reminds me that Brotherhood is the worst outfit in the series. It looks like a prawn cracker.

Bastiaen
03-07-2013, 11:13 PM
I think it's just the one motif that's the easiest to carry on to different time periods. The hood and all looks out of place in some settings.

On a side not seeing all the outfits reminds me that Brotherhood is the worst outfit in the series. It looks like a prawn cracker.

:( Sad panda... Brotherhood was my favorite.... Roman Stone, wetlands ebony, Roman Gilded Onyx!

pacmanate
03-07-2013, 11:14 PM
Cause its coool!

Eternal Reward
03-07-2013, 11:22 PM
Probably what Montage said.

Something to do with blood, and purity is commonly symbolized by white, or their robes.

Escappa
03-07-2013, 11:26 PM
Nah...I'll go with Pacmanate's theory ;)

joey-4321_web
03-08-2013, 12:00 AM
Even Louis mills on the ship haythem goes on in the beginning of assassins creed 3 has one.

Escappa
03-08-2013, 12:06 AM
Even Louis mills on the ship haythem goes on in the beginning of assassins creed 3 has one.

Now that's not very clever for an undercover-agent is it?

nitres15
03-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Now that's not very clever for an undercover-agent is it?

every one had random pieces of cloth on them back then...

Escappa
03-08-2013, 12:12 AM
every one had random pieces of cloth on them back then...

Yeah but still, even if it to us wasn't a big deal...SOMETIME Louis has to have thougt "hmm...should I take the assassin-belt with me on the templar-shp? ─h, what can happen?"

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 01:58 AM
Yeah but still, even if it to us wasn't a big deal...SOMETIME Louis has to have thougt "hmm...should I take the assassin-belt with me on the templar-shp? ─h, what can happen?"

Well, evidently nothing :p Haytham was clueless about him being an Assassin until he pulled a sword on him.

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 02:27 AM
Well, evidently nothing :p Haytham was clueless about him being an Assassin until he pulled a sword on him.

Still, he obviously wasn't the brightest of all Assassins.....I mean, he EASILY could have killed Haytham off sometime during the trip, but no, he decides to just tell him who he is, AND then proceeded to give him a sword. *sigh*

SixKeys
03-08-2013, 02:35 AM
I was gonna point out Desmond never had the red sash, but then I checked out some concept art and sure enough: even Desmond has a red belt.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110131141009/assassinscreed/images/e/e6/Desmondspng.png

sticks165
03-08-2013, 02:52 AM
I was gonna point out Desmond never had the red sash, but then I checked out some concept art and sure enough: even Desmond has a red belt.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110131141009/assassinscreed/images/e/e6/Desmondspng.png

yeah also during the loading screen you can see his belt hanging to the side sash.

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 03:31 AM
Still, he obviously wasn't the brightest of all Assassins.....I mean, he EASILY could have killed Haytham off sometime during the trip, but no, he decides to just tell him who he is, AND then proceeded to give him a sword. *sigh*

Yeah, I never understood the whole conspiracy thing with Mills... Why was he dumping cargo to leave a trail for the Assassin ship, when he, as an Assassin, could have just sneaked into Haytham's room, cut his throat, and thrown his body overboard?

Farlander1991
03-08-2013, 03:34 AM
Yeah, I never understood the whole conspiracy thing with Mills... Why was he dumping cargo to leave a trail for the Assassin ship, when he, as an Assassin, could have just sneaked into Haytham's room, cut his throat, and thrown his body overboard?

Because then you've got a dead body/missing person and things can get ugly. A ship in the middle of the ocean is not exactly a building in a city, it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But if the ship is attacked, nobody will be surprised that a person died. Plus you can then get away immediately with your peeps instead of sitting there waiting for the voyage to end.

But, you know, plans have changed, they were sailing into the storm, so Mills confronted Haytham directly.

PS. Also, even though every assassin has got red sash or belt of some kind (it seems, at least, which makes sense, you want to unify them with something), red sash does not equal assassin. And Mills doesn't have an assassin insignia anywhere. So it's not like his dresscode screams 'ASSASSIN!!!!'

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Because then you've got a dead body/missing person and things can get ugly. A ship in the middle of the ocean is not exactly a building in a city, it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But if the ship is attacked, nobody will be surprised that a person died. Plus you can then get away immediately with your peeps instead of sitting there waiting for the voyage to end.

But, you know, plans have changed, they were sailing into the storm, so Mills confronted Haytham directly.

And gave a him a sword....for no reason.

Still, nobody liked Haytham it seemed. I doubt they would have cared. But, then again of course, that would have made the game a lot shorter, so some plot-induced stupidity isn't too troubling.


PS. Also, even though every assassin has got red sash or belt of some kind (it seems, at least, which makes sense, you want to unify them with something), red sash does not equal assassin. And Mills doesn't have an assassin insignia anywhere. So it's not like his dresscode screams 'ASSASSIN!!!!'

Yeah, I doubt Templars would just go around killing whoever happened to have a red sash.

I-Like-Pie45
03-08-2013, 04:19 AM
Shao Jun doesn't have the red sash.
http://images.wikia.com/assassinscreed/images/f/f0/Shao_Jun.png
But then again, she does have the red accents on her uniform and the tails on her sword.

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 04:20 AM
Shao Jun doesn't have the red sash.
http://images.wikia.com/assassinscreed/images/f/f0/Shao_Jun.png
But then again, she does have the red accents on her uniform and the tails on her sword.

Maybe she didn't get the memo?

I-Like-Pie45
03-08-2013, 04:24 AM
Nah, Shao just misread it.

Yusuf, on the other hand...
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111127022707/assassinscreed/images/4/4a/ACR_Yusuf_v.png
A bloody fashion hipster Assassin.

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 04:29 AM
Nah, Shao just misread it.

Yusuf, on the other hand...
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111127022707/assassinscreed/images/4/4a/ACR_Yusuf_v.png
A bloody fashion hipster Assassin.

Though he could be all clever, going with....indigo?

Then again, look at the AC3 recruits.

http://images.wikia.com/assassinscreed/images/7/7d/AC_III_Recruits.jpg

A couple got the memo, a few more didn't care, and the girl is a indigo hipster.

http://noobfeed.com/app/webroot/ckfinder/userfiles/images/acrevelations1.jpg

Those Muslim Assassins, hipsters, all of them!

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Because then you've got a dead body/missing person and things can get ugly. A ship in the middle of the ocean is not exactly a building in a city, it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But if the ship is attacked, nobody will be surprised that a person died. Plus you can then get away immediately with your peeps instead of sitting there waiting for the voyage to end.

People fell overboard fairly frequently, though. Especially those without good "sea legs". If Haytham disappeared, I doubt anyone would have cared much and passed it off as a landlubber having an accident. And even if the plan was to cover up Haytham's death by saying he died in the attack, he shouldn't have given himself away and handed him a frickin' sword... :nonchalance:

Either way, one thing is certain: Louis Mills was a pretty awful Assassin.

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 05:02 AM
Nah, Shao just misread it.

Yusuf, on the other hand...
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111127022707/assassinscreed/images/4/4a/ACR_Yusuf_v.png
A bloody fashion hipster Assassin.

Well, I did specify playable characters in the OP. Otherwise, there are tons of them you could list that didn't have it... Bartolomeo, Teodora, Antonio, etc.

monster_rambo
03-08-2013, 05:03 AM
People fell overboard fairly frequently, though. Especially those without good "sea legs". If Haytham disappeared, I doubt anyone would have cared much and passed it off as a landlubber having an accident. And even if the plan was to cover up Haytham's death by saying he died in the attack, he shouldn't have given himself away and handed him a frickin' sword... :nonchalance:

Either way, one thing is certain: Louis Mills was a pretty awful Assassin.

Louis Mills just got paired up with the wrong match. He could have been smarter and assassinated Haythem while he was not looking but he has to go all stupid and announce his plans all along.

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 05:04 AM
People fell overboard fairly frequently, though. Especially those without good "sea legs". If Haytham disappeared, I doubt anyone would have cared much and passed it off as a landlubber having an accident. And even if the plan was to cover up Haytham's death by saying he died in the attack, he shouldn't have given himself away and handed him a frickin' sword... :nonchalance:

Either way, one thing is certain: Louis Mills was a pretty awful Assassin.

I mean, he PLAYED FAIR.

What the hell Louis, what the hell.

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 05:06 AM
I mean, he PLAYED FAIR.

What the hell Louis, what the hell.

Pretty much :p

I mean, why not just go for a shovel beat down when his back was turned? :rolleyes:

Eternal Reward
03-08-2013, 05:08 AM
Pretty much :p

I mean, why not just go for a shovel beat down when his back was turned? :rolleyes:

Not only would that have probably saved the Assassins several hundred years of work, and saved his neck, but it would have been bad@$$ and classy.

Farlander1991
03-08-2013, 07:58 AM
Honor above reason, pretty common trope. Haytham himself is like that, at least during the prologue years (one of the examples is sparing Braddock's life, for example).

Of course, the REAL reason behind the whole thing is to have a combat tutorial with weapons :p But I think that the whole situation is plausible enough.

poptartz20
03-08-2013, 10:06 AM
wow... something I noticed, but never noticed. Great point! Umm.... I wonder.

misterB2001
03-08-2013, 11:04 AM
wow... something I noticed, but never noticed. Great point! Umm.... I wonder.

The testicle?

RinoTheBouncer
03-08-2013, 11:06 AM
Probably a symbol of the blood that should be shed for the all white life to prevail (white robes).

Th3Aw3som3On31
03-08-2013, 12:09 PM
I think the White is for innocence and pure and red is for the blood that is shed to have acheived this innocence and pureness. I'm not sure.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Yes, this is an incredibly random question.

It's been a long while since I played AC1, and maybe it was mentioned there, but what's up with the red sash that every playable ancestor has worn at their waist? Is there some significance? I mean, it's been literally the ONLY constant in the Assassin garb except the hidden blade.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034006/assassinscreed/images/thumb/0/02/Altair-novice-robes.png/200px-Altair-novice-robes.pnghttp://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034135/assassinscreed/images/thumb/a/ad/Ezio-plainrobes-ac2.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-ac2.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201034316/assassinscreed/images/thumb/6/6c/Ezio-plainrobes-brotherhood.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-brotherhood.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111201180811/assassinscreed/images/thumb/c/c3/Ezio-plainrobes-revelations.png/200px-Ezio-plainrobes-revelations.pnghttp://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121219153218/assassinscreed/images/thumb/f/fa/ACAnniversary-Aveline_Render.png/250px-ACAnniversary-Aveline_Render.pnghttp://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121219152353/assassinscreed/images/thumb/e/e7/ACAnniversary-Connor_Render.png/250px-ACAnniversary-Connor_Render.pnghttp://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130304123945/assassinscreed/images/thumb/a/a5/Edward_Render.png/250px-Edward_Render.png


Personaly for me i like the red sash, i think it has become such an integral part of the Assassin's so i would say to remove it would be like taking away the hood .

MasterSimaYi
03-08-2013, 12:26 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130211120215/assassinscreed/images/thumb/b/b3/ACE-Aquilus_Render.png/250px-ACE-Aquilus_Render.pnghttp://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130202150721/assassinscreed/images/thumb/d/d4/ACFC-El_Cakr_Render.png/250px-ACFC-El_Cakr_Render.png

:o

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 12:30 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130211120215/assassinscreed/images/thumb/b/b3/ACE-Aquilus_Render.png/250px-ACE-Aquilus_Render.pnghttp://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130202150721/assassinscreed/images/thumb/d/d4/ACFC-El_Cakr_Render.png/250px-ACFC-El_Cakr_Render.png

:o

Many games have tried and failed but the Assassin's are the only ones who have pulled the red sash off :) !! the only other one i know that came even close was Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat .

MasterSimaYi
03-08-2013, 12:34 PM
Many games have tried and failed but the Assassin's are the only ones who have pulled the red sash off :) !! the only other one i know that came even close was Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat .

Hmm, but you do know these are both Assassins, right? From the French comic.

The other protagonist Accipiter also has a red sash and a lot of red elements in his black Assassin attire, but I can't find a good picture of him.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Hmm, but you do know these are both Assassins, right? From the French comic.

The other protagonist Accipiter also has a red sash and a lot of red elements in his black Assassin attire, but I can't find a good picture of him.

Admitingly i have never seen these but looking at them i can see exactly why they have never made it a proper Assassins Creed game they seriously suck !!

MasterSimaYi
03-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Admitingly i have never seen these but looking at them i can see exactly why they have never made it a proper Assassins Creed game they seriously suck !!

I don't think they look bad, they seem appropriate for their respective time periods, like the other Assassins' outfits. And there are other reasons why they don't make games out of those characters.

Alex0356
03-08-2013, 01:19 PM
wore a white cloak and tunic along with a red sash, boots or cap.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 01:22 PM
I don't think they look bad, they seem appropriate for their respective time periods, like the other Assassins' outfits. And there are other reasons why they don't make games out of those characters.

The one on the left looked Roman but i dont think i would enjoy playing as these.

AjinkyaParuleka
03-08-2013, 02:43 PM
Red often means the blood that needs to be spilled by us the Assassins to keep peace.It also means the sacrifice the Assassins do for the world..almost every assassin we have ever played has the iconic red sash and had done a sacrifice VERY important to the brotherhood.Heck even Desmond has that sash in the form of a red cloth belt.

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Form now on I'll wear a red gamcha (sash) around my waist and pretend I'm an assassin :p

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Form now on I'll wear a red gamcha (sash) around my waist and pretend I'm an assassin :p

You know when your obssessd with Assassins Creed when Red sashes start appearing in your wardrobe lol !

I-Like-Pie45
03-08-2013, 03:24 PM
I notice that none of the AC3 multiplayer characters that are aligned with the Assassins wear red sashes!

Bad!

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 03:28 PM
I notice that none of the AC3 multiplayer characters that are aligned with the Assassins wear red sashes!



We must protest this blasphemy!

AjinkyaParuleka
03-08-2013, 03:35 PM
People fell overboard fairly frequently, though. Especially those without good "sea legs". If Haytham disappeared, I doubt anyone would have cared much and passed it off as a landlubber having an accident. And even if the plan was to cover up Haytham's death by saying he died in the attack, he shouldn't have given himself away and handed him a frickin' sword... :nonchalance:

Either way, one thing is certain: Louis Mills was a pretty awful Assassin.
They sent a rank 1 Assassin to do a Master Assassin job you say?Nevertheless Louis was still a nice character,even if it was for 10 minutes.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 03:54 PM
They sent a rank 1 Assassin to do a Master Assassin job you say?Nevertheless Louis was still a nice character,even if it was for 10 minutes.


Lets face Louis Mills was exactly a Master Assasin was he ? he was useless borderlining pathetic !! and it is a fair point why send a rank one Assassin to kill someone who has had years of training and could have quite easily killed Connor the Master Assassin ?

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Lets face Louis Mills was exactly a Master Assasin was he ? he was useless borderlining pathetic !! and it is a fair point why send a rank one Assassin to kill someone who has had years of training and could have quite easily killed Connor the Master Assassin ?

Because maybe his job was not to kill Haytham but to lead the Assassin ship (Aquila?) to him? But then why did he blew his cover? xD

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 04:36 PM
Because maybe his job was not to kill Haytham but to lead the Assassin ship (Aquila?) to him? But then why did he blew his cover? xD

Got over confident ? punched above is weight lol !

AjinkyaParuleka
03-08-2013, 05:43 PM
Because maybe his job was not to kill Haytham but to lead the Assassin ship (Aquila?) to him? But then why did he blew his cover? xD
He was a templar?lol.

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 05:46 PM
He was a templar?lol.

Then why in hell would he attack Haytham? -_-

SixKeys
03-08-2013, 06:08 PM
On a related tangent, I hate that the hood has become synonymous with assassins. As someone pointed out, Paola, Bartolomeo, Machiavelli and other non-playable assassin characters never wore distinctive assassin symbols yet that didn't make them any less efficient. In AC1 the hood made sense because Alta´r would often pretend to be a wandering monk. In AC2 I felt the hood was more of a symbolic nod to Alta´r's legacy, like Ezio's scar. Plus it was still somewhat period-appropriate. ACR was starting to push it as nobody in Constantinople ever wore a hood, but it was still Ezio so I figured it was just his fashion statement. By AC3 they really should have gone for something more distinctive IMO. Connor already stands out as a native amongst all the white people and nobody else wears a hood, not even Achilles or the assassin recruits. I love Aveline's design because it's original yet still has that distinctive "assassin" feel to it. AC4's outfit design just reeks of pure laziness.

SleezeRocker
03-08-2013, 06:10 PM
Just like their sash, Blood will Flow :)

LoyalACFan
03-08-2013, 07:15 PM
On a related tangent, I hate that the hood has become synonymous with assassins. As someone pointed out, Paola, Bartolomeo, Machiavelli and other non-playable assassin characters never wore distinctive assassin symbols yet that didn't make them any less efficient. In AC1 the hood made sense because Alta´r would often pretend to be a wandering monk. In AC2 I felt the hood was more of a symbolic nod to Alta´r's legacy, like Ezio's scar. Plus it was still somewhat period-appropriate. ACR was starting to push it as nobody in Constantinople ever wore a hood, but it was still Ezio so I figured it was just his fashion statement. By AC3 they really should have gone for something more distinctive IMO. Connor already stands out as a native amongst all the white people and nobody else wears a hood, not even Achilles or the assassin recruits. I love Aveline's design because it's original yet still has that distinctive "assassin" feel to it. AC4's outfit design just reeks of pure laziness.

I don't think it's the hood in and of itself that makes them conspicuous. The outfits themselves are just sometimes too flashy to pass off as believable, even with the hood lowered. Ezio's dazzling white and red Brotherhood robes are a good example. However, I was a big fan of his grey robes in Revelations, because they were low-key, didn't have a freaking cape, and blended in somewhat with the color palate that everyone else was wearing. Connor's outfit was pretty conspicuous again, but he really never even tried to be stealthy, so it didn't matter that much. I actually really like Edward's outfit, because it doesn't have the unnecessary flair that past outfits have had. It's just a simple white shirt with a hood and some leather armor. He should really blend in pretty well with all of the other pirates and mercenaries who wear somewhat outlandish gear.

That said, I would still appreciate being able to raise and lower my Assassin's hood for purely cosmetic reasons. Even an alternate outfit that just has his normal clothes with no hood would be good.

Gi1t
03-08-2013, 08:58 PM
I think the splash of red does serve as a more versatile signature for the brotherhood than the hood. But really, like people have pointed out, there's a certain aesthetic to the Assassin 'look' overall that really makes it feel like part of the series, so I would be fine with any design that feels like it has a connection to the others in some way, whether it's having a hood, the right splash of color, whatever. It's a very successful theme that has grown beyond obvious symbolism. :)

Oh, and the red sash in AC is yet another feature with its roots in the series' mythological predecessor:
http://www.wallhits.com/data/media/5/prince_of_persia_warrior_within_10_1600x1200.jpg

MasterSimaYi
03-08-2013, 09:08 PM
On a related tangent, I hate that the hood has become synonymous with assassins. As someone pointed out, Paola, Bartolomeo, Machiavelli and other non-playable assassin characters never wore distinctive assassin symbols yet that didn't make them any less efficient. In AC1 the hood made sense because Alta´r would often pretend to be a wandering monk. In AC2 I felt the hood was more of a symbolic nod to Alta´r's legacy, like Ezio's scar. Plus it was still somewhat period-appropriate. ACR was starting to push it as nobody in Constantinople ever wore a hood, but it was still Ezio so I figured it was just his fashion statement. By AC3 they really should have gone for something more distinctive IMO. Connor already stands out as a native amongst all the white people and nobody else wears a hood, not even Achilles or the assassin recruits. I love Aveline's design because it's original yet still has that distinctive "assassin" feel to it. AC4's outfit design just reeks of pure laziness.

Giovanni Auditore still wore the hood like his son after him. The reason why Mario, Paola, Bartolomeo etc. did not wear the hoods was, firstly, because if they did then it wouldn't have been a surprise when they revealed themselves to be Assassins. Secondly, they were known by everyone by their public professions, and they adapted their appearance to said professions. It would have been weird to wear white beaked hoods when they were mercenaries, courtesans and thieves (admittedly Paola, Teodora and La Volpe all wore hoods, but you get the gist). All the apprentices in ACB and ACR wore hoods, and Yusuf had a hood as well. All Assassins in The Fall and The Chain have hoods, and even the modern day Assassins wore white hoodies. Aquilus, Accipiter, Cuervo, Numa Al'Khamsin, the Assassins from the French comic, all wore hoods.

Achilles previously wore the outfit that Connor wears, but since he retired from the Order, he no longer wore an Assassin outfit. Connor's apprentices seemed to continue wearing their normal outfits just so they continued being unique. AgatÚ, Aveline and GÚrald were the only three Assassins in Louisiana, and they all did not wear a hood; AgatÚ did not seem to pay the old customs much mind.

The white hood has become something that every important Assassin requires, and Edward is no different. Removing it now would be more absurd. :p

XSpencerrr-_-
03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
You know when your obssessd with Assassins Creed when Red sashes start appearing in your wardrobe lol !

Yeah....i've started wearing an adaptation of the sash in a piece of red cloth round left wrist

oliacr
03-11-2014, 08:09 PM
I like it, especially on Ezio's revelations robe.

Sorrosyss
01-16-2016, 03:29 PM
Sorry for necro bumping.

But I was thinking about this the other day. Whilst I believe what others have said that the real world reason is that the developers were making a nod to Prince of Persia, I feel the lore reason stretches right back to the original first Assassin - Eve.

If you look at the truth video from AC2, you can clearly see that she has a red band around her arm. I suspect that those that supported her in the great war that followed brandished the red colour as a rallying call amongst humanity. Just a theory though. Either that, or Eve is in the Grey too, subconsciously changing the belt of all our protagonists in the Animus. :D

http://i.imgur.com/68BpUiw.png

Rioz22222
01-16-2016, 08:47 PM
could have a meaning or it could just be for making it too look cooler !

Ureh
01-17-2016, 12:31 AM
That's definitely possible. Maybe it's a tracking device that her former master used to find her (at the end of the video something really fast found both of them). Or maybe it's one of those fancy bands/watches that keep track of bpm and steps. :p

Sesheenku
01-17-2016, 12:35 AM
It's natural. We still have June weddings even though we can bathe anytime now and our babies aren't likely to die in winter.

Essentially tradition always has a hold.

Civona
01-17-2016, 12:59 AM
I wish each assassin's design felt more like a personal expression mixed with the clothes of the era rather than being so directly tied together.

Meaning no hoods if it wouldn't make sense during the time. Why not a mask instead, somtimes? that would fit in a lot of places and times, as well as fitting with the idea of only putting it on in restricted areas (which is better than the stealth mode thing I think.

It makes zero sense that the Assassins' global ideological bonds would make their sense of fashion and clothing evolve in the exact same way regardless of what vastly different cultures they were embedded in. The people who raised each new generation, the people they grew up with and fell in love with, those are always the ones that will influence how they dress.

Unity's approach of ceremonial robes and plainclothes was best, but they didn't really stick to that concept outside of the council members. (and Bellec)

And even Ceremonial robes shouldn't look exactly like Altair's. That would be ignoring the fact that Altair's robes were designed to look practical and fitting for his environment. The more important thing is figuring out how to make them look elaborate and white without making them look like KKK robes. In that case red sashes are useful indeed.