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Assassin/Templar Conspiracy Theory (in-universe)

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  • Assassin/Templar Conspiracy Theory (in-universe)

    As we all know, there are two pairs of perpetually warring factions: the Assassin Order versus the Templar Order, and the Radiant versus the Dire. Now, we all know about the Radiant and the Dire, but the Assassin Order and the Templar Order (also known as the Order of the Knights Templar).

    Now, what are the second pair about? For one, the Assassin Order believe that all sentient species, from heroes to creeps, should not be bound by any law. They strive to achieve this by working in the darkness (assassinating people) to 'serve the light'. However, the Templar Order believe that all civilization will fall apart without order, and thus they strive for absolute order. Their methods for achieving so is to gain as much knowledge as possible before acting.

    Now, why does this sound familiar?

    Mortred, the Phantom Assassin, was raised from a very young age to assassinate in the darkness (fog of war surprise lategame ganks) to serve what might be termed 'the light', supposing 'the light' is whatever your beliefs are. This is very much like Altair, who was raised from birth to become an Assassin.

    Lanaya, the Templar Assassin, is pretty much a bookworm who joined (or became a minion, depending on your interpretation) the Templar Order (Hidden Ones) for the promise of knowledge.

    Now, how about other members of the Assassin Order, such as Rikimaru?

    The Assassin Order, like the Radiant and the Dire, has been known to indoctrinate heroes who has their lives ruined in one way or another. For example, the Assassin Order has recruited Ezio after Ezio lost his relevant family (his father and brothers). They has also recruited Connor after Connor had his village burnt down.

    Rikimaru, the Stealth Assassin, had his entire family betrayed and slaughtered in their own palace. Rikimaru was able to escape due to his natural talent for invisibility. He was probably hired by another assassin, such as Mortred, into the Assassin Order where he sharpened his skills to prepare for his revenge.

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    TLDR: someone played too much Assassin's Creed.
    Remember, remember the 1st of November

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Keowee View Post
      TLDR: someone played too much Assassin's Creed.
      Couldn't agree more. Also, where did you get the idea of an Assassin's Order? Never heard of it.
      Answer to all Dota 2 problems
      Anti-Mage, Dota 2 Reporter: "You should probably just accept this and move on."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr. Crit View Post
        Couldn't agree more. Also, where did you get the idea of an Assassin's Order? Never heard of it.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins
        It was an order. And the historical accuracy in the AC franchise ends on that.
        Remember, remember the 1st of November

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        • #5
          I think "assassin" in DOTA2 universe is just for the popular meaning of the word and not of the actual order like IRL. That's from what I understand.
          Originally posted by whiners
          Help! <game mechanic> is ruining MUH WODOTA! Remove pls!
          Fun is always allowed. Always...

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          • #6
            Just noting the ridiculous similarity between TA's lore and the Templar Order.

            Dislike members of the Assassin Order? Yes.
            Signed up for a secret organization focused on assassinating select targets for some hidden purpose? Yes.
            Father of Understanding? Yes.
            Low INT? Yes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by frettory View Post
              Just noting the ridiculous similarity between TA's lore and the Templar Order.

              Dislike members of the Assassin Order? Yes.
              Signed up for a secret organization focused on assassinating select targets for some hidden purpose? Yes.
              Father of Understanding? Yes.
              Low INT? Yes.
              Please, provide proof for every statement you just made. Saying "low INT" about an agility hero with 20+2 INT stats sounds like a joke.

              If anything Omniknight is the only hero that somewhat resembles the templars, maybe Chen with a huge stretch. And even then they resemble the historical templars, not the antagonists in Ubisoft's cash cow that the company milks every year.
              Remember, remember the 1st of November

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              • #8
                Originally posted by frettory View Post
                Just noting the ridiculous similarity between TA's lore and the Templar Order.

                Dislike members of the Assassin Order? Yes.
                Signed up for a secret organization focused on assassinating select targets for some hidden purpose? Yes.
                Father of Understanding? Yes.
                Low INT? Yes.
                In lore, she is actually very intelligent.
                Originally posted by whiners
                Help! <game mechanic> is ruining MUH WODOTA! Remove pls!
                Fun is always allowed. Always...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FunAllowed View Post
                  In lore, she is actually very intelligent.
                  Too bad that does not mean a big mana pool.

                  I think the Temp-erm...Hidden Ones are tricking her by overwhelming her senses and ceasing immediately to give her the illusion of clarity.

                  [strike]It is a well-known technique used by the Ancients.[/strike]

                  Pre-Hidden Ones? Probably smart, but not really as smart as Tinker. That we know for sure.

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