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    Could a Pirate Honestly stay true to the Creed !

    Questions in the title Assassins !

    The Assassins Creed teaches one to stay their blade from an innocent ? - Pirates pillage kill and steal Regardless of the who their target is

    Never compromise the brotherhood - this one is near impossible to break unless Edward does something really drastic ( like Altair in AC1 )

    Hide in plain site - Again idiot proof , the Assassin Symbol on the jackdaw is known only to those of the brotherhood and as blackbeard said "there are mysteries about that not even i dare ask "

    But the first one is classic irony in this case .

    What do you all think .
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    Which assassin wasn't a thieving murderer?
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    Originally Posted by DoubleclickTF Go to original post
    Which assassin wasn't a thieving murderer?
    Yes but the Assassins murdered people who did harm to others ! the Assassins Creed teaches an Assassin not to harm an innocent yet pirates pillage and kill just about anyone.
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    Originally Posted by MasterAssasin84 Go to original post
    Yes but the Assassins murdered people who did harm to others ! the Assassins Creed teaches an Assassin not to harm an innocent yet pirates pillage and kill just about anyone.
    A pirate who for example, pillages only military vessels would still be seen as a pirate and yet he stays true to his creed.
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    Originally Posted by pirate1802 Go to original post
    A pirate who for example, pillages only military vessels would still be seen as a pirate and yet he stays true to his creed.

    Pirates did not just attack millitary vessels they attacked anything which had value attached to it, more commonly cargo ships and would kill anyone onboard who posed a threat to them.
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    Originally Posted by MasterAssasin84 Go to original post
    Pirates did not just attack millitary vessels they attacked anything which had value attached to it, more commonly cargo ships and would kill anyone onboard who posed a threat to them.
    See it this way.

    Pirates attack a civilian vessel: People say pirates pillaged the ship.

    A black flagged ship destroyed a Spanish Galleon: people still say pirates pillaged the ship.

    See the trend? What a guy actually does, and what people accuse him of doing are totally different. You can be a pirate who pillages just about anything. Or you can just pillage military vessels and still be called a pirate.

    Similarly mercenaries. They are the guys who fight for money. So they'd have no qualm killing civilians. Does that mean mercenaries can never be assassins? But we've already seen merc assassins.

    Take the example of The Night Stalker. You'd agree that a mentally twisted man who'd kill indiscriminately can never be a true assassin right? That's what people accused him of. But reading his hacked bio suggests he was an Assassin to the core.
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    if I'm not wrong Edward was a pirate BEFORE he joins the Order, so who knows what kind of effect this will have on him..

    and IMO if he uses the Assassin symbol on his flag he'll be compromising the Brotherhood, probably all the Templars know that symbol and that would just make him an easy target, just like Altair when he was imprudent at the beginning of AC1 allowing Robert to go after him because he left his friends there...
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    I've heard in interviews that they're going to address this in the game. They say Edward is the most conflicted Assassin yet because he has to square his selfish pirate lifestyle with the selfless duty of being an Assassin.
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    Originally Posted by RussellSparrow Go to original post
    I've heard in interviews that they're going to address this in the game. They say Edward is the most conflicted Assassin yet because he has to square his selfish pirate lifestyle with the selfless duty of being an Assassin.
    I can't wait to see this conflict play out in the game!
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    Originally Posted by pirate1802 Go to original post
    See it this way.

    Pirates attack a civilian vessel: People say pirates pillaged the ship.

    A black flagged ship destroyed a Spanish Galleon: people still say pirates pillaged the ship.

    See the trend? What a guy actually does, and what people accuse him of doing are totally different. You can be a pirate who pillages just about anything. Or you can just pillage military vessels and still be called a pirate.

    Similarly mercenaries. They are the guys who fight for money. So they'd have no qualm killing civilians. Does that mean mercenaries can never be assassins? But we've already seen merc assassins.

    Take the example of The Night Stalker. You'd agree that a mentally twisted man who'd kill indiscriminately can never be a true assassin right? That's what people accused him of. But reading his hacked bio suggests he was an Assassin to the core.
    No i see were you are coming from but the Creed is something that has to adhered to wether or not an Assassin is carrying his duties regardless. the fact still remains that Pirates attacked and still to this very day ( Modern Day Pirates ) Kill and injure innocent people to lay claim to their prize . Now the Assassins fight for peace in all things the irony of that is they will attack the enemy un announced thus disturbung the peace but you have to remember that they dont attack innocent people pirates did and still do thats the point i am making.
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