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Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 07:38 PM
He spends most of his time strapped in an animus yet he seems strong and agile enough for combat and parkour. I understand the animus teaching Desmond HOW to use Assassin free running and fighting techniques; but how is he physically able to carry them out with complete precision?

Does the animus transfer physical capabilities? I think not because Lucy once remarked how he was getting fat. So how could he then climb the Colosseum, infiltrate abstergo etc.?

Assassin_M
07-22-2013, 07:41 PM
Lucy was joking xP she`s a terrible joker :|

we just have to assume that he hit the gym and kept fit during his tenure living normal...

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 07:43 PM
is that really matter now ? he s dead ..
Was just curious because I heard a commentator say it during a let's play once...as far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter he's dead. Just a bit of harmless trivia.

ladyleonhart
07-22-2013, 07:44 PM
Who said Desmond was fit? :)

x___Luffy___x
07-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Was just curious because I heard a commentator say it during a let's play once...as far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter he's dead. Just a bit of harmless trivia.

i deleted my post actually cause it was a spoiler for someone who still has nt finished AC3...

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Lucy was joking xP she`s a terrible joker :|

we just have to assume that he hit the gym and kept fit during his tenure living normal...

ANSWERS DAMN IT!!!!


Nah just kidding...Im just wondering what people have to say...your speculation is valid.

Assassin_M
07-22-2013, 07:48 PM
ANSWERS DAMN IT!!!!


Nah just kidding...Im just wondering what people have to say...your speculation is valid.
from the Revelations missions, it looks like he was trained in Fencing...so maybe he was a fencer too..

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 07:48 PM
Who said Desmond was fit? :)

well...I assume the worlds fattest man could not climb atop a huge New York skyscraper..xD

Unless you mean fit as in the British slang word for hot. In which case I leave the ladies to draw their own conclusions!

ladyleonhart
07-22-2013, 08:03 PM
Who said Desmond was fit? :)


well...I assume the worlds fattest man could not climb atop a huge New York skyscraper..xD

Is that funny to anyone else...? Well, it was to me :) Couldn't stop laughing. Thank you. :D


Unless you mean fit as in the British slang word for hot. In which case I leave the ladies to draw their own conclusions!

I like Desmond, but no... not like that. ^_^

pacmanate
07-22-2013, 08:52 PM
Lucy was joking xP she`s a terrible joker :|

we just have to assume that he hit the gym and kept fit during his tenure living normal...

Yeah right, Desmond hitting the gym.

Sigv4rd
07-22-2013, 09:16 PM
Obviously he is on the protagonist diet.

pacmanate
07-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Obviously he is on the protagonist diet.

Makes more sense than him going to the gym

TheHumanTowel
07-22-2013, 09:23 PM
I think while he's in the Animus his muscles exert in response to reliving the stuff in the Animus. He could also just to a bit of exercise while he's out on breaks.

pacmanate
07-22-2013, 09:25 PM
I think while he's in the Animus his muscles exert in response to reliving the stuff in the Animus. He could also just to a bit of exercise while he's out on breaks.

IF that was true he would be aching.

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 09:39 PM
IF that was true he would be aching.

Why so? Dr Pacman?

pacmanate
07-22-2013, 09:41 PM
Why so? Dr Pacman?

Because his muscles would be constantly contracting. He would get a build up of lactic acid.

Aphex_Tim
07-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Being a bartender makes you physically fit.

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Because his muscles would be constantly contracting. He would get a build up of lactic acid.

And create delicious yogurt?

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Being a bartender makes you physically fit.

Fit enough to scale a skyscraper?

Jexx21
07-22-2013, 09:51 PM
they explained this in AC3. Desmond makes micro-movements while in the animus so his muscles don't atrophy

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 09:53 PM
they explained this in AC3. Desmond makes micro-movements while in the animus so his muscles don't atrophy

Did they say that's how he is as fit as Ezio, Altair and Connor?

Aphex_Tim
07-22-2013, 09:57 PM
Fit enough to scale a skyscraper?

Enough alcohol can make a man do anything. ;)

Jexx21
07-22-2013, 10:08 PM
Did they say that's how he is as fit as Ezio, Altair and Connor?

It's a game. Take my answer and deal with it.

pacmanate
07-22-2013, 10:09 PM
It's a game. Take my answer and deal with it.

You work for microsoft. I can tell.

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 10:12 PM
It's a game. Take my answer and deal with it.

Forgive me. I'm bored. Was your rudeness entirely necessary?

Shahkulu101
07-22-2013, 10:12 PM
You work for microsoft. I can tell.

he works for no one.

Jexx21
07-22-2013, 10:15 PM
I felt like being a ****.

But i'm actually buying a PS4 and will probably never buy an Xbox One. I don't own any Microsoft consoles either. I'll probably only ever buy Windows and Office from Microsoft.

And because you probably said that also based on some of my comments about used games: I actually didn't give a crap about the DRM the Xbox One has on Used games. I chose the PS4 because I liked the games more.

lothario-da-be
07-22-2013, 10:16 PM
It wouldn't be much fun if they said run around for 30 min every couple of hours to keep desmond fit. People would be complaining too then.Not everything needs an explanation.

DisbandedBox359
07-23-2013, 12:29 AM
Yeah right, Desmond hitting the gym.

You mean you didn't play the Hitting the gym dlc? ;)

SixKeys
07-23-2013, 12:36 AM
From the ACB e-mails it's clear Desmond does more than just sit in tthe Animus all day. Each member takes turns cooking and Sundays are free. I think Desmond takes regular breaks to stretch his legs and maybe on his off-days he trains.

Soulid_Snake
07-23-2013, 12:49 AM
He spends most of his time strapped in an animus yet he seems strong and agile enough for combat and parkour. I understand the animus teaching Desmond HOW to use Assassin free running and fighting techniques; but how is he physically able to carry them out with complete precision?



Welcome to the world of Videogames!

itsamea-mario
07-23-2013, 09:10 AM
Didn't read whole thread, but isn't there evidence that if the mind concentrates on a specific muscle group then that muscle group can get stronger, and that it's possible to get at least a very light workout through meditation? If so then the animus is making Desmond feel like he's doing all these things, his whole body is going to be getting some kind of feedback. This would atleast stop him deteriorating, i just assume he was reasonably fit before being abducted, he just lacked the skills.

Spider_Sith9
07-23-2013, 12:48 PM
It wouldn't be much fun if they said run around for 30 min every couple of hours to keep desmond fit. People would be complaining too then.Not everything needs an explanation.

These days they do. EVERY game needs an in-universe explaination. Even if it pisses them off and makes them hate the story. It's a story-fcoused age.

lothario-da-be
07-23-2013, 12:50 PM
These days they do. EVERY game needs an in-universe explaination. Even if it pisses them off and makes them hate the story. It's a story-fcoused age.
Its ridiculous for something like this.

Chocoburger
07-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Because its a video game. That's the reason why. lol.

Black_Widow9
07-24-2013, 12:49 AM
Some people are just like that too. My husband used to have a six pack for absolutely no reason. :p

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 12:54 AM
So no one noticed the bit about fencing :|

Aphex_Tim
07-24-2013, 08:09 AM
So no one noticed the bit about alcohol :|

ladyleonhart
07-24-2013, 10:17 AM
So no one noticed the bit about fencing :|
Is that a reference to yourself?

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 11:34 AM
Is that a reference to yourself?
No, Desmond practiced Fencing as a kid, so maybe he continued doing it into adulthood..

ArabianFrost
07-24-2013, 11:36 AM
No, Desmond practiced Fencing as a kid, so maybe he continued doing it into adulthood..

Edward was trained to be a damn assassin since child hood. 'Course his fit.

ladyleonhart
07-24-2013, 11:43 AM
Edward was trained to be a damn assassin since child hood. 'Course his fit.

Um... I think the question was about Desmond.

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 12:17 PM
Edward was trained to be a damn assassin since child hood. 'Course his fit.
Edward? Assassin from Childhood?? What?

ArabianFrost
07-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Um... I think the question was about Desmond.

Oh crap! My bad. I meant Desmond. Desmond was trained to be an assassin during his childhood at something called the ranch where his family resided.

Ureh
07-24-2013, 02:46 PM
I wouldn't corral Desmond with stereotypical gamers (laying on couch and not moving for hours). He probably only works around 2-3 hours then eats healthy, exercises for the rest of the day, and gets proper amount of real sleep. :)

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 02:48 PM
I wouldn't corral Desmond with stereotypical gamers (laying on couch and not moving for hours). He probably only works around 2-3 hours then eats healthy, exercises for the rest of the day, and gets proper amount of real sleep. :)

He eats junk food and his sleep is not good due to his mind breaking down.

Ureh
07-24-2013, 03:37 PM
That was in ACB, and it was only one burger, couple of chips, and stuff. I'm sure Rebecca and Shaun cook healthy for the team. :)

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 03:39 PM
That was in ACB, and it was only one burger, couple of chips, and stuff. I'm sure Rebecca and Shaun cook healthy for the team. :)

given that, that's all we ever see him, i am within in my right to say that was all he ever ate, that one bite of a sandwich, his only sustenance in 4 months.

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 03:45 PM
given that, that's all we ever see him, i am within in my right to say that was all he ever ate, that one bite of a sandwich, his only sustenance in 4 months.
and he got scolded for it....he got scolded for trying to survive :|

STDlyMcStudpants
07-24-2013, 03:49 PM
Desmond learns their skills, like he has done them his whole life....
But AC 1 to AC 3 all took place within a few months....it was all the year 2012.....
So of course muscle has broken down in that time, but ntot enough for him to be insanely weak.

Ureh
07-24-2013, 03:53 PM
He might've also had some of his shirley templar before getting captured (intro scene in ac3).

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Desmond learns their skills, like he has done them his whole life....
But AC 1 to AC 3 all took place within a few months....it was all the year 2012.....
So of course muscle has broken down in that time, but ntot enough for him to be insanely weak.

If we assume he already had the muscle, then so long as he eats properly and moves, he should maintain most of the muscle. But still, things like flexibility need to be practiced constantly.

But that assumes he already had the strength.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-24-2013, 04:18 PM
If we assume he already had the muscle, then so long as he eats properly and moves, he should maintain most of the muscle. But still, things like flexibility need to be practiced constantly.

But that assumes he already had the strength.

Very true, but there are also aliens in the game
Not saying they dont exist...but ;D

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 04:22 PM
Very true, but there are also aliens in the game
Not saying they dont exist...but ;D

ah, TWCB aren't aliens. Though there probably are aliens.

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Very true, but there are also aliens in the game
Not saying they dont exist...but ;D
they`re not aliens :|

ladyleonhart
07-24-2013, 04:27 PM
they`re not aliens :|

They could be... it's possible. :)

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 04:33 PM
They could be... it's possible. :)

They simply came, before.

I think it might have actually been said somewhere that they are not aliens, and just the first civilization to rise on earth.

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 04:33 PM
They could be... it's possible. :)
Actually, it is explicitly said that they`re not aliens...AC MP files

STDlyMcStudpants
07-24-2013, 04:37 PM
Actually, it is explicitly said that they`re not aliens...AC MP files

nothing is ture, everything is permitted

itsamea-mario
07-24-2013, 04:37 PM
They could be wrong. How does anyone really know.

I know everything.
Maybe in the sessions where S16 visited is eden ancestors, they learned this stuff?
they have a machine that let's them see to the depths of human history. and maybe even a bit into TWCB history.

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 04:39 PM
nothing is ture, everything is permitted
what does that have to do with anything?? -_-

It`s extremely silly how some people here use that phrase when they`re trying to sound cryptic or whatnot -_-

THE CONTEXT YOU`RE USING THE PHRASE IN IS WRONG

STDlyMcStudpants
07-24-2013, 04:43 PM
what does that have to do with anything?? -_-

It`s extremely silly how some people here use that phrase when they`re trying to sound cryptic or whatnot -_-

THE CONTEXT YOU`RE USING THE PHRASE IN IS WRONG
No its not, you said something is fact because it is said in mp
it is not fact, it is permitted to be so

Assassin_M
07-24-2013, 04:49 PM
No its not, you said something is fact because it is said in mp
it is not fact, it is permitted to be so
*facepalm*

it`s said in the Encyclopedia, MADE BY UBISOFT, like the MP (MADE BY UBISOFT) that they`re not aliens -_-

Shahkulu101
07-24-2013, 10:41 PM
So no one noticed the bit about fencing :|

Didn't you fence for Egypt during the Olympics?

Assassin_M
07-25-2013, 03:56 AM
Didn't you fence for Egypt during the Olympics?
Almost did, but things happened and I was replaced

Ureh
07-25-2013, 04:02 AM
Yea that twcb might help retain some of Des' muscles.

Aphex_Tim
07-25-2013, 08:30 AM
*facepalm*

it`s said in the Encyclopedia, MADE BY UBISOFT, like the MP (MADE BY UBISOFT) that they`re not aliens -_-

Nothing is true.... :rolleyes:

*runs away*

pacmanate
07-25-2013, 11:16 AM
what does that have to do with anything?? -_-

It`s extremely silly how some people here use that phrase when they`re trying to sound cryptic or whatnot -_-

THE CONTEXT YOU`RE USING THE PHRASE IN IS WRONG

Obviously, Nothing is True then lololol