[204] Once again infiltrating the Castel,[205] Ezio witnessed Rodrigo's attempt to poison his son, only to be murdered in retaliation. Giovanni accused Franc… At his new residence, Ezio tended to a vineyard, and often spent time in his study, writing his memoirs.[246]. [172] Afterward, the two men introduced themselves to one another, with Copernicus admitting to having been a Templar himself until he disagreed with the other Templars on keeping the findings of his scientific experiments hidden from the public. Mario also showed to his nephew the Sanctuary under the villa, a room that commemorated six legendary figures of the Assassin Brotherhood. [250], Ezio became more quiet and distant during his late 40s, reluctant to share information regarding his early life with associates such as Salaì, but also being more open with those he knew and cared for. [81], Niccolò and Ezio met with Caterina just outside the city of Forlì. [159], Ezio's attention was soon caught, however, by the discussion of a group of guards who were set on injuring an innocent civilian for "causing the Borgia guards trouble". The only clue he could offer as to Savonarola's possible location was Florence, for that was where he had studied. There, he handed him the broken hidden blade and the coded page for inspection. The throwing knives, however, are not eagle-themed like in the game, and the Notched Cinquedea uses a seperate sheath, which is much unlike in the game. [99], On Martínez's corpse, Ezio had found a list of six names which Raphael recognized as Assassins of Zaragoza. With this new lead, Ezio decided to attend the upcoming meeting. [253] Further, in 2014, Abstergo Entertainment's CCO, Melanie Lemay, advised against using Ezio in their products, although she noted that he would be a perfect candidate for a series focusing on notable serial killers throughout history.[254]. As he identifies and assassinates more and more political figures, Ezio also gains several allies, including Niccolò Machiavelli, Caterina Sforza, and Leonardo da Vinci. He expressed his conviction that it was that freedom that made them human, and with that, Ezio left with Mario, Machiavelli, Paola, and La Volpe, ready to uncover the answers hidden within the Apple. These were two hidden mechanisms on the wall on either side of the podium. 7 Ezio: Players Got To See Him Grow Since His Birth Together, they decided to reclaim it. Ezio consented and left for the Castel Sant'Angelo. [166], Together, Ezio and Machiavelli met with Fabio Orsini, the cousin of Bartolomeo d'Alviano who had been forced into serving Cesare Borgia. Luis had formerly prohibited any assassination attempt on Torquemada, wary of the wider ramifications this could bring, but this overt attack provoked him into changing his mind, and he now gave Ezio orders to neutralize him as soon as Raphael had been rescued. [63] The plan worked, and Ezio flew over Venice and breached the Palazzo Ducale although too late to save the Doge. After leaving the house, Ezio retrieved some medicine from a local doctor and searched for Machiavelli in front of the Mausoleum. Ezio, however, did not care and continued to live his life as freely as he could - even climbing to … In fact, Torquemada was the Grand Master of the Spanish Rite, and his operations were well-known to the Spanish Assassins in the south led by Aguilar de Nerha. However, Ezio refused to be involved, though he allowed her to stay in the villa for the night on Sofia's insistence. He is also an ancestor of William and Desmond Miles, as well as Clay Kaczmarek. Also, the thieves guild refused to work with them. She admitted to having been following him all this time for the sheer sake of adventure, much to Ezio's annoyance, but she also had more serious news: there were rumors that Templars were planning to assassinate Queen Isabella at the ceremony. Infiltrating the palazzo through the attached stables, Ezio confronted Lucrezia on the stolen paintings, clarifying that he had not come to take her life. Before he could depart however, he was intercepted by Yusuf, who informed him that the Janissaries had raised the Great Chain across the mouth of the Golden Horn to prevent him from leaving the city. In addition, Ezio also acquired poison darts and parachutes, courtesy of Leonardo da Vinci. Due to his reception and the fact that he is the only character in the series who is the protagonist of multiple major installments of the franchise,[a] he is usually considered the face of the franchise and its most popular character. Recognizing that they had been hired by the Templars to find Riario's map, the group hurried back to the city. Concurrently, Desmond's sessions also allowed the modern-day Assassins to learn about the oncoming disaster, Minerva and the First Civilization,[1] the location of Ezio's Apple of Eden,[250] and the location of the Grand Temple. During his travels, Ezio managed to not only unite the pages of the Codex, written by Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Mentor of the Levantine Brotherhood of Assassins, but also to save the cities of Florence, Venice, and Rome from Templar rule. Finding a reprieve in the fight, the Grand Master called for reinforcements and, much to the Florentine's confusion, taunted him for the absence of the "the rest of [his] people". To distract him from the numbers, Ezio asked Leonardo of his other projects as he led him from the room. He was chased out by Cristina's father the next morning, and subsequently had to flee the city guards. In it, Mario saw the beginning of a prophecy about the vault which could only be opened by two Pieces of Eden wielded by the Prophet. [219], Despite a continual stream of soldiers attacking him, Ezio was able to whittle away Cesare's armor and overpower him. As he followed him, Ezio had his apprentices discreetly replace the guards Micheletto tasked with partaking in the murder. There, Ludovico was dangling the boy high above the ground shouting his threats to Caterina, but Ezio climbed the tower, assassinated him, and rescued Ottaviano. Ezio stealthily dispatched at least ten of these enemies as he navigated the dark chambers. [161], The two Assassins resumed their tour of Rome but began to clash over their divergent philosophies. [250], When Ezio returned to Florence again in 1497, he learned from a wounded Manfredo that he and Cristina had been attacked by Savonarola's men. After Ezio refuses to hand over the keys, Ahmet threatens to harm Sofia and sails off, leaving Ezio in Cappadocia. [167], Gathering the funds necessary, Ezio made his way to the kidnappers' location, only to be double-crossed. Before leaving, Ezio entrusted her with the Apple. ―Federico to Ezio atop Santa Trinita, 1476. 2 Altair: He Died In His Late 90s, … Ezio sometimes used Turkish terms when speaking to citizens, contacts and his apprentices. Ezio Auditore da Firenze. A member of the House of Auditore, Ezio remained unaware of his Assassin heritage until the age of 17 when he witnessed the hanging of his father and two brothers, Federico and Petrucci… [4] In general, Ezio was designed to be a Renaissance man, who was to be open minded and seek truth, but also fun-loving. Salaì regretfully informed Ezio that he did not know the location of the Temple of Pythagoras, which was likely where Leonardo had been taken. Leonardo then revealed to Ezio and Niccolò that he was returning to Italy on the next ship, as he was becoming homesick. Ezio is different in a lot of ways. Ezio recovers four of the five keys with the help of historian and book collector Sofia Sartor. As they strode through the streets, they observed the bodies of Borgia soldiers littered about and realized that the Templars also knew that the Apple was in Savonarola's possession and had been launching attacks for it. [30], Returning to Cristina in an alleyway afterwards, he kissed her, promising that he had made sure her husband would be good to her, and then left. He replied with "Montréal", which is a reference to. [121], Even after the Granada War had been resolved, Ezio refrained from returning immediately to Italy, having decided to stay with his newfound friends until Christoffa departed on his voyage. Here, too, he surprised his old friend, who had believed he was dead. "[57] GamesRadar placed him at number 4 in a list of the 50 best game characters of the generation. [104][105] When they entered a town in the former territory of the Emirate of Granada, they were hailed by the same French rogue who had stolen Ezio's sword in Barcelona. The two Assassins descended the hill to investigate the Roman Forum and found him threatened by guards. As he retrieved the note from the pigeon coop, Ezio witnessed a group of guards running across Florence. Ezio then made his way to Leonardo's workshop, only to find that the artist had just left for Venice himself. [59] Complex ranked him as having the tenth best fighting game cameo for his guest appearance in Soulcalibur V in 2012. Ezio pulled back, hoping to catch Cesare as he left the building, though Niccolò, who had craned forward to get a better look, kicked down a tile in the process, and caught Cesare's attention. After performing the last rites with a pyre, Ezio proposed to Cristina to flee Florence with him, but she declined due to her duties to her family. [225] Fighting his way through a nearby village, Ezio eventually confronted and assassinated Leandros. [112] The tremor and sound of explosions from above when he passed under the city alerted him to the recommencement of the siege, and by the time he surfaced at a courtyard outside the palace, night had fallen, fires blazed all around him, and the entire city was under lockdown. It is unknown if he learned these skills on his own, or if they were taught to him by Giovanni, Federico, or Mario. Finally able to confront the man ultimately responsible for the deaths of his father and brothers, Ezio revealed himself by killing the other guards and denouncing the Templar Grand Master for all the destruction he had caused when there was not even a supposed "prophet" in sight. In the Sanctuary, the Armor of Altaïr was locked by Ezio's great-great-grandfather a century ago. Despite Niccolò's protests, the two agreed to begin recruiting citizens of Rome into Ezio's new Brotherhood, so that the liberation of Rome could begin. Completing the Codex wall, Ezio found that by rearranging the order of the Codex pages, the invisible markings on them visible only with Eagle Vision began to make sense. [24], Ezio also appears as a guest character in the 2012 fighting game Soulcalibur V.[25][26] In the non-canonical storyline of the game, Ezio discovers a strange artifact in 1506, while on his way to Navarre to fight Cesare Borgia. To probe Torquemada for his Templar connection, he criticized him for his alliance with Rodrigo Borgia, calling it an act that "disqualified [him] from [his] God's love". A returning sultan Selim I kills Ahmet and thanks Ezio for saving his son and country, but at the same time orders him to leave the Ottoman Empire and never return. He found that the place had been ransacked and Yusuf, whom Ezio had asked to look after Sofia during his time in Cappadocia, had been killed. [245], Ezio rallying the Assassins against Ahmet, After arriving in Constantinople, Ezio hurriedly made his way to Sofia's bookshop. As Antonio already knew who Ezio was and why he was in the city, he asked the Florentine to meet him in his office to discuss further. [12], At the start of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Montereggioni is besieged by the Papal Armies led by Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander and co-leader of the Templar Order. Lorenzo also gave Ezio a Codex page that Francesco de' Pazzi had held once. Although Ezio lived a life of luxury, he did not exhibit the typical spoiled attitude of other Florentine nobles. Update this biography » Complete biography of Ezio Auditore da Firenze » He became an adept user of the crossbow, and also obtained the Armor of Brutus after stealing all the scrolls from the Followers of Romulus. The Condottiero agreed but asked Ezio to help him to renovate the barrack. [245], He also made use of bomb-crafting after it had been introduced to him by Yusuf and Piri Reis. These allies partly train Ezio into an Assassin and guide him on his quest. Seeing his uncle lying on the ground, Ezio ran across the rooftops in a vain effort to reach them, but Mario was shot down by the General. Before Ezio left the city, Mario showed him a wall in the villa which had scattered pages of a book laid out onto it. [55] In 2012, GamesRadar+ ranked him as the eighth "most memorable, influential, and badass" protagonist in games due to his entire life being portrayed. Ezio apologized to Lucrezia and then pulled back, revealing that he had tied her to the hanging drape. [136], Entering the Mercato Vecchio, Ezio found another lieutenant, a nobleman, waiting for him on top of the market arcade. 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