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Comic 178 - The Hood Sees All

Posted on Wednesday, the 9th of December at 12:00 AM, 2015 in 2015

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DanVzare Wed, 9. Dec 12:00 AM, 2015 edit delete
DanVzare
So, the idea for this comic came to me when I started putting my hood down and saying "Look at me, I'm an assassin!" You see I've got this red hoodie, with a really long hood. The hood is actually why I bought it, since I can basically cover up my entire face with it. It's useful for blocking out the sun, for those days when I've forgotten my sunglasses.

But I digress. Whenever I put my hood low enough down to look like an assassin, the only thing I can see clearly, is the floor. So naturally, I started thinking of how it would be funny if all of the assassins on Assassin's Creed, couldn't see a thing. Then of course I thought about how their eagle vision would probably let them see everything.

From there, it was a simple matter of figuring out how I could turn this into a comic strip, and what the punchline would be.

I know that according to the lore, eagle vision is real. I mean, you do end up using it while as Desmond at the beginning of Assassin's Creed 2. So yeah, it's real. But you've got to admit, it doesn't act like something that would be real. I mean come on, it lights up civilians, enemies, allies, and targets, in different colours. If anything, it's more akin to a modern gameplay mechanic so that people never get lost of stuck (which in reality it is, but in the game it isn't supposed to be). What I'm trying to say, is that it would make much more sense for eagle vision to only work the way it does within the Animus. Outside the Animus... well... it just wouldn't make sense for it to work in that way. You know, unless you had some sort of eye implant or something. And even then it wouldn't function exactly like that.

Ah well. That's just my two cents.
Oh and I'm calling it now. Desmond was cloned, and you've been playing as him in first person mode the whole time since his death. Also, you're actually playing someone in an Animus, far off in the future, who is going through Desmond's memories. Oh, and that Ubisoft has literally been making up the series as they go along, ever since the end of Assassin's Creed 3.