Assassin's Creed II

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Assassin's Creed II is an action adventure game for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. The game depicts the story of an assassin in the late fifteenth century on a quest for revenge against those responsible for the betrayal of his father and two brothers.

"The truth is written in blood."

Ezio Auditore da Firenze[edit]

  • A minute is all I need... (Cristina: Indeed...) Wait, that came out wrong.
  • I'm mostly innocent!
  • Requiescat in pace. (Rest in peace. [Latin, not Italian])
  • I thought... I thought I was beyond this... But I'm not. I've waited too long... lost too much... Requiescant in pace, you bastard!
  • niente è vero, tutto è permesso. Requiescant in pace. (Nothing is true, everything is permitted. May they rest in peace)
  • (About the coffee) A little bitter, if you ask me. It just seems lacking somehow. I don't know, have you considered adding sugar maybe? Or latte (milk)?
  • It's been over ten years since I watched my father and brothers die. Ten years hunting down the men responsible. I'm close to the end now, but no closer to understanding what any of it was for!
  • Vai a farti fottere. (Go fuck yourself)
  • It's over, Rodrigo. [casts aside his sword and weapons, for a fair fight] No more tricks. No more ancient artifacts. No more weapons. Let us see what you are made of, old man.
  • The Auditore are not dead! I'm still here! ME! Ezio! Ezio Auditore!!
  • Vittoria agli Assassini! (Victory to the Assassins!)

Rosa[edit]

  • Bastardi! (Bastards!)
  • Buongiorno, bello mio. (Hello, my beautiful). You back to see me already?
  • You may not see it, Ezio, but it's better here because of the things you've done.

Desmond Miles[edit]

  • Abstergo has some really fucked up interior decorators...
  • .../...All right. I'm in. Tell me what you need.
  • Ah... Good ol' subject 16. He repainted my room, you know? ...With his blood.
  • What the fuck?

Mario Auditore[edit]

  • Che la morte ti dia la pace che cercavi. Requiescant in pace. (May death provide the peace you sought. Rest in peace.)
  • Don't you recognize me? It's-a me, Mario!

Other[edit]

  • Woman [running away during attack/fight] I can't die! I am beautiful!
  • Woman [got pushed by Ezio free running] Am I annoying to you, sire? (in a very high-pitched voice)
  • Man 1 [witnessing Ezio free run/climb] He must be late.
Man 2: And she must be beautiful.
  • Guard : Figlio di Puttana ! (Son of a Whore!)

Dialogue[edit]

Federico: It is a good life we lead, brother.
Ezio: The best. May it never change.
Federico: And may it never change us.

[Desmond sits in the Animus 2.0.]

Desmond Miles: So, how does this work?

[Rebecca shows him a needle connected to the Animus.]

Desmond: Of course...
Rebecca Crane: Deep breath...

[Rebecca "plugs" Desmond in.]

Desmond: Agh!
Shaun Hastings: Oh, what are you, a tiny child?
Rebecca: [exasperated] Shaun!
Shaun: Well...

Desmond Miles: [While trying to escape Abstergo] What's the plural of "Animus"? Is it "Animuses"? "Animi"? What do you think, Lucy? ...Lucy?
Lucy Stillman: Desmond. Shut-the fuck-up. Please!

[while helping Leonardo da Vinci.]

Maria Auditore: You should find an outlet.
Ezio Auditore: I have plenty of outlets.
Maria Auditore: (seriously) I meant besides vaginas.
Ezio Auditore: Mother....

Uberto Alberti: You would have done the same. To save the ones you love.
Ezio Auditore: Yes. I would. And I have. [to the crowd] The Auditore are not dead!! I'm still here! ME! Ezio! Ezio Auditore!

[Ezio is meeting with Antonio, leader of Venezia's thieves.]

Antonio: Avanti, Ezio! Prego. Can I offer you something? Biscotti (Biscuit)? Un caffe (A coffee)?
Ezio: What's "caffe"?
Antonio: An interesting concoction given to me by a Turk merchant. [hands him a cup] Here, have a taste.
Ezio: [takes a sip] A little bitter if you ask me. It just seems lacking somehow. I don't know - have you considered adding sugar maybe? Or latte? (milk)
Antonio: I suppose it's something of an acquired taste.

[Vieri di Pazzi is confronting Ezio.]

Ezio: Buona sera (Good afternoon), Vieri. We were just talking about you! I'm surprised to see you here. I thought the Pazzi hired others to do their dirty work.
Vieri: It's your family that cries for guards when there's trouble, cordardo (coward). Afraid to handle things yourself?
Ezio: Your sister seemed quite satisfied with the "handling" I gave her earlier!

[Ezio and his men laugh]

Vieri: [enraged] Uccidetelo (Kill him)! [throws a rock, which hits Ezio in side of his face.]

[Leonardo da Vinci and Ezio Auditore are on their boat to Venice]

Leonardo da Vinci: Be careful, Ezio. Do you know who that was?
Ezio: My next conquest?
Leonardo: I don't think so, Ezio! That's Caterina Sforza, daughter of the Duca di Milano. Her husband is-
Ezio: Husband?
Leonardo: Si. (Yes.) Her husband is the Lord of Forli. That woman is as powerful and dangerous as she is young and beautiful.
Ezio: Sembra la donna giusta per me. (Sounds like my kind of lady.)

Ezio Auditore: Do not be afraid.
Emilio Barbarigo: I feel no fear, Assassin. Only regret. I sought unity. Stability. Order.
Ezio Auditore: At too great a cost.
Emilio Barbarigo: Progress demands sacrifice.
Ezio Auditore: Non trovo alcuna gioia in questo, ma non c'e altro modo (I take no joy in this, but I see no other way). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

Ezio Auditore: Now Firenze will judge you for what you've done.
Francesco de' Pazzi: It's over... It's all over...
Ezio Auditore: Meglio essere felici in questa vita che aspirare a esserlo nella prossima (Better to be content in this life, than aspire to it in the next). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

Jacopo de' Pazzi: (gasping, bleeding to death)
Ezio Auditore: Vai, amico, libero da fardelli e paure (Go forward, friend, unburdened and unafraid). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

Ezio Auditore: What are you and your allies planning? Is this what my father discovered? Is this why he was killed?
Vieri de' Pazzi: I'm sorry, were you hoping for a confession? [dies]
Ezio Auditore: [outside the Memory Corridor] Pezzo di merda! Vorrei solo che avessi sofferto di più! Hai avuto la fine che meritavi! Spero che bru- (Piece of shit! I only wished you'd suffered more! You met the fate you deserved! I hope yo-)
Mario Auditore: Enough, Ezio! Show some respect!
Ezio Auditore: Respect!? After all that's happened!? Do you think he would have shown us such kindness!?
Mario Auditore: You are not Vieri. Do not become him. [closes Vieri's eyes] Requiescant in pace. (Rest in peace.)

Marco Barbarigo: No, it's too soon. I'm not ready.
Ezio Auditore: We rarely are. Che la morte non sia crudele. (Death be not unkind.) Requiescant in pace. (Rest in peace.)

Ezio Auditore: What's happened here? Why the boats? I thought you sought the Doge's seat.
Silvio Barbarigo: Just a distraction. We were meant to sail...
Ezio Auditore: Sail where?
Silvio Barbarigo: I'll never tell. [dies]
Dante Moro: Cyprus is their destination. They want...they...want...
Ezio Auditore: Non temete l'oscurita - accettate il suo abbraccio (Fear not the darkness - but welcome its embrace). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

Ezio Auditore: It takes one Assassin to kill another, it seems.
Carlo Grimaldi: We kill thinking it's best for us, do we not, Messer Ezio?
Ezio Auditore: I do this not for myself. Compio questo sacrificio per il bene superiore (I make this sacrifice for the greater good). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

[in the Animus scene, Ezio has an unconscious Rodrigo Borgia at his mercy]

Ezio Auditore: I thought, I thought I was beyond this. But I'm not... I've waited too long...lost too much! [prepares to deal the death blow] Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace), you bastard...!
Rodrigo Borgia: [regains conciousness] I don't think so! [knocks Ezio away] NO!! [knocks him back again as he charges. Uses the Staff's power to drain the energy of all in the Capella Sistina (Sistine Chapel), except Ezio, whose Apple protects him] How is it you resist? [notices the Apple] I see... Kind of you to bring me the Apple. Now give it here!
Ezio Auditore: Vai a farti fottere. (Go fuck yourself)
Rodrigo Borgia: [laughs] Ahh, always the fighter. Just like your father. Well - rejoice, my child - for you will see him again SOON! You WILL give it to me!
Ezio Auditore: [takes the Apple] As you wish. [summons four copies of himself]
Rodrigo Borgia: Fascinating! An impressive power, this. But if you think it's going to save you, you've another thing coming! [during the fight] How long do you think you can keep this up? A clever trick! But useless! [after Ezio overpowers him; kneeling] No! You will not take this from me...
Ezio Auditore: [holding his sword toward Rodrigo] It's finished, Rodrigo. Lay down your arms, and I will make sure the end comes swiftly.
Rodrigo Borgia: Really, Ezio? And would you give up so easily were it the other way around? [uses the Staff's power to knock Ezio back] Why don't we find out! [turns invisible; steps on Ezio's hand, who releses the Apple; picks it up] At last! [places the Apple on the Staff] And now to deal with you. [lifts Ezio a few inches above the ground with the Staff and Apple's power; takes a dagger and stabs Ezio, who goes unconscious; lets Ezio fall to the ground]

[Rodrigo descends a hidden passage, whose door shuts as Ezio awakens from unconsciousness; he uses Eagle Vision to find the hidden switches to open the passage. Ezio then descends the staircase into a strange glowing hallway]

Ezio Auditore: What is this place...? [finds Rodrigo in a small "pit," against the Vault door]
Rodrigo Borgia: [pounding on the door] Open, damn you! OPEN!!
Ezio Auditore: It's over, Rodrigo. [starts throwing his weapons aside] No more tricks. No more ancient artifacts. No more weapons. Let us see what you are made of, old man.
Rodrigo Borgia: Alright, then, if that's how you want to play it. [gets in fighting stance]

[As Rodrigo and Ezio fight for the last time in the Vault.]

Ezio Auditore: What do you even want with the Vault, Rodrigo!?
Rodrigo Borgia: (surprised) Don't you know what lies within!? Or do you mean to tell me the great and powerful Assassins never figured it out!?
Ezio Auditore: Figured what out?
Rodrigo Borgia: GOD! It's God that dwells within!
Ezio Auditore: (skeptical) You expect me to believe God lives beneath Il Vaticano?
Rodrigo Borgia: A more logical location than a kingdom on a cloud, don't you think? Surrounded by singing angels and cherubim. Makes for a lovely image, but the truth is far more interesting!
Ezio Auditore: Let's say I was to believe you; what do you think he'll do when you open that door?
Rodrigo Borgia: I don't care. It's not approval I'm after—only power!
Ezio Auditore: And you think he'll give it up!?
Rodrigo Borgia: What lies beyond that wall will not be able to resist the Staff and Apple. They were made for felling gods!
Ezio Auditore: God is supposed to be all-knowing, all-powerful. You think a couple of ancient relics can harm him!?
Rodrigo Borgia: You know nothing, boy. You take your image of the Creator from an ancient book; a book, mind you, written by men!
Ezio Auditore: You are the Pope! And yet you dismiss the central text of your faith!?
Rodrigo Borgia: (laughes coldly) Are you really so naïve!? I became Pope because it gave me access. It gave me power! Do you think I believe a single goddamn word of that ridiculous book!? It's all lies and superstition, just like every other religious tract written over the past ten thousand years!

[after Ezio defeats Rodrigo]

Rodrigo Borgia: You can't! You can't! It's my destiny! Mine! I am the prophet!
Ezio Auditore: You never were.
Rodrigo Borgia: Get it over with, then.
Ezio Auditore: ...No. Killing you won't bring my family back... I'm done. Nulla è reale, tutto è lecito (Nothing is true, everything is permitted). Requiescant in pace. (Rest in peace.)

[Dr. Warren Vidic is confronting Desmond and the others as they evacuate.]

Dr. Warren Vidic: You continue to disappoint in every conceivable way, Ms. Stillman! I saved your life once, do you remember!? And this is how you repay me!?
Lucy Stillman: You saved me so you could keep experimenting on people—destroying their lives!—and for what!?
Dr. Warren Vidic: [sighes] Oh, this tired argument again. As I recall, you were there—at my side—every step of the way. Their blood is on your hands just as much as mine!

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