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Beat a Cheat was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Ezio Auditore saw his sister Claudia sitting all alone in the courtyard. After talking to her, Ezio learned that her boyfriend, Duccio de Luca, was cheating on her. Angered at the betrayal, Ezio sought Duccio out.


  • Ezio: Ehi Claudia. (Hey Claudia.) How are you?
  • Claudia: Bene... (Okay...)

Concerned for his sister, Ezio asked her what was troubling her.

  • Ezio: You shouldn't keep things from me.
  • Claudia: It's Duccio.
  • Ezio: What of him?
  • Claudia: I think he's been... unfaithful.
  • Ezio: Who told you this?
  • Claudia: The other girls. I thought they were my friends.
  • Ezio: Harpies! You're better off without them.
  • Claudia: I loved him.
  • Ezio: No, Claudia. You only thought you did.

Claudia's voice took on an angered tone.

  • Claudia: He should suffer for what he's done.
  • Ezio: Wait here. I'll go have a word with him.

Ezio found Duccio near the Santa Maria del Fiore with another woman, and witnessed him giving the woman a ring.

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Duccio's mistress marveling at her gift

  • Woman: Oh, Duccio! It's beautiful!
  • Duccio: Nothing but the best for you, amore mio. (my love)
  • Woman: But... what of Claudia? I thought you'd been promised to her?
  • Duccio: Father said I could do much better than an Auditore.

Duccio smacked her bottom.

  • Woman: Birbante! (Naughty!) Come, let us walk a bit.
  • Duccio: Walk? I had something else in mind...
  • Woman: Oh Duccio...

Duccio kissed her, before Ezio interrupted the two by shouting out towards Duccio.

  • Ezio: Ehi, lurido porco! (Hey, dirty pig!)
  • Duccio: Ezio, my friend!

Ezio punched Duccio in the jaw.

  • Duccio: Ma che ti piglia?! (What the hell?!)
  • Ezio: You insult my sister, parading around with this puttana. (whore)

The woman was taken aback by Ezio's insult.

  • Duccio: Wh-what are you talking about?!
  • Ezio: I saw the gift you gave her. Heard the things you said.
  • Duccio: Maybe your sister shouldn't be so stingy with her virtù... (virtue...)
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Ezio confronting Duccio

  • Ezio: You broke her heart.
  • Duccio: And now I'm going to break your face!

Ezio and Duccio started a fist fight on the streets.

  • Duccio: You Auditores all talk big – but when it comes time for action? Hah!
  • Ezio: You'll regret ever opening your mouth!
  • Duccio: I could have taught your sister a great many things!
    She's lucky to have had someone like me!
  • Ezio: Bastardo!

Ultimately, Duccio was no match for Ezio and surrendered.

  • Duccio: Basta! Mi arrendo! (Stop! I yield!)
  • Ezio: Stay away from my sister!


Ezio made sure that Duccio never spoke to his sister again, and could then deliver the scorn of the wives of the unfaithful.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
The Birth of an Assassin
Sequence 1: Ignorance is Bliss
Boys Will Be Boys - You Should See the Other Guy - Sibling Rivalry - Nightcap - Paperboy - Beat a Cheat - Petruccio's Secret - Friend of the Family - Special Delivery - Jailbird - Family Heirloom - Last Man Standing
Sequence 2: Escape Plans
Fitting In - Ace Up My Sleeve - Judge, Jury, Executioner - Laying Low - Arrivederci
Sequence 3: Requiescat in Pace
Roadside Assistance - Casa Dolce Casa - Practice Makes Perfect - What Goes Around - A Change of Plans
Sequence 4: The Pazzi Conspiracy
Practice What You Preach - Fox Hunt - See You There - Novella's Secret - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing - Farewell Francesco
Sequence 5: Loose Ends
Four to the Floor - A Blade With Bite - Evasive Maneuvers - Town Crier - Behind Closed Doors - Come Out and Play - The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk - With Friends Like These
Sequence 6: Rocky Road
Road Trip - Romagna Holiday - Tutti a Bordo
Sequence 7: The Merchant of Venice
Benvenuto - That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Building Blocks - Breakout - Clothes Make the Man - Cleaning House - Monkey See, Monkey Do - By Leaps and Bounds - Everything Must Go
Sequence 8: Necessity, Mother of Invention
Birds of a Feather - If At First You Don't Succeed... - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained - Well Begun Is Half Done - Infrequent Flier
Sequence 9: Carnevale
Knowledge Is Power - Damsels in Distress - Nun the Wiser - And They're Off - CTF - Ribbon Round-Up - Cheaters Never Prosper - Having a Blast
Sequence 10: Force Majeure
An Unpleasant Turn of Events - Caged Fighter - Leave No Man Behind - Assume the Position - Two Birds, One Blade
Sequence 11: Alter Egos
All Things Come to He Who Waits - Play Along
Sequence 12: Forlì Under Attack
A Warm Welcome - Bodyguard - Holding the Fort - Godfather - Checcomate - Far From the Tree
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities
Florentine Fiasco - Still Life - Climbing the Ranks - Upward Mobility - Last Rites - Port Authority - Surgical Strike - Hitting the Hay - Arch Nemesis - Doomsday - Power to the People - Mob Justice
Sequence 14: Veni, Vidi, Vici
X Marks the Spot - In Bocca al Lupo
Secret locations
Il Duomo's Secret - Torre Grossa's Secret - Ravaldino's Secret - San Marco's Secret - Visitazione's Secret - Home Invasion - Over Beams, Under Stone - Shipwrecked - Paying Respects
Beat up events
A Woman Scorned - Wanton Hubby - Philanderer on the Roof - Promiscuity Knocks - Spear of Infidelity
San Gimignano Dash - Florentine Sprint - Romagna Hustle - Venetian Rush - San Marco Scuttle - Horseplay
Assassination contracts
Day at the Market - Fallen Archers - Political Suicide - Reap What You Sow - Flee Market - Supply in Demand - Beginnings of a Conspiracy - Arch Enemies - Wet Work - Blade in the Crowd - Thicker than Water - Zero Tolerance - Honorable Thief - No Laughing Matter - False Legacy - Don't Get Your Hands Dirty - Showtime - Thin the Ranks - Go Towards the Light - Meeting Adjourned - Needle in a Haystack - Leader of the Pack - Peacekeeper - Caveat Emptor - Vertical Slice - No Camping - Dead on Arrival - Mark and Execute - Crash a Party - Hunting the Hunter
Courier assignments
Wedding Bells are Ringing - The Messenger's Burden - Speedy Delivery - The Perfect Marriage - Casanova