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Yea so I we all know how Altair ranted about the contradictions to the creed. Well I think I found another. I was playing AC the other day and right after you assassinate Abul Nuqoud (the fat guy?) Altair calls him a coward. Then years later Altair invents the poison blade that we all use now in ACII. Thought it was funny. Big smile

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xplic3t wrote:
Yea so I we all know how Altair ranted about the contradictions to the creed. Well I think I found another. I was playing AC the other day and right after you assassinate Abul Nuqoud (the fat guy?) Altair calls him a coward. Then years later Altair invents the poison blade that we all use now in ACII. Thought it was funny. Big smile

You're talking about Abul using the poison? Yeah, pretty funny. Beer

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Sorry I wasn't clear enough. Altair calls him a coward because he used poison to kill the people at his shindig.

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well, that's all different.

he poisoned the wine. no one could see it coming, ezio however just added some flavor to his blade.
even if he didn't use poison they would still die by the stab, unlike the wine.

i like to compare it to one of the laws of war.
this law bans the use of personell mines that can just be left there and take care of the enemy who unknowingly steps on them.
however if you use the same mine but manke it so you have to ,manualy press a button for it to go off, then it's perfectly fine.

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I believe that Altair's claim still stands as Abul's use of poison was quite different from that which Altair himself condones.

First, Abul was striking out at rather helpless individuals who, like Rob mentioned, were taken totally off guard. Second, he wasn't using it for self-defense or even for the greater good – it was for purely selfish reasons.

Altair mentions in his writings that as the Templar presence increases in power, there is an ever-growing threat to the Assassins. They are a force striving to maintain order, taking sins upon themselves for a greater overall benefit to humanity. If it means protecting his brethren and ensuring that their goal is ultimately reached, poison should be just as acceptable in their tasks as any other tool. The Assassins are not preying on the weak; they prey on the mighty and the wicked.

Poisoning a corrupt official is a far cry from poisoning your neighbor who talked about you behind your back.