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


Ezio Auditore returned to Florence two years after his departure in 1478, and met with Cristina Vespucci.


Cristina was fixing her hair when Ezio came by her room.

  • Cristina: Ezio! What are you doing here?
  • Ezio: I only just came back to Firenze... Look at you! As beautiful as ever.
  • Cristina: But... Oh, Ezio... I... It's been two years!
  • Ezio: And I've thought of nothing but you.
  • Cristina: Oh, but, Ezio...
  • Ezio: What is it?
  • Cristina: I'm engaged to be married!
    My father kept asking me to choose... I thought I would never see you again!

Suddenly, a couple came by Cristina's house.

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Ezio asking about Manfredo

  • Woman: It's Manfredo! He's going to kill him!
  • Cristina: What!?
  • Man: Un tale (Some guy) he lost money to! He's dragged him out to the end of the new bridge!
  • Ezio: Who the hell is Manfredo?
  • Cristina: My fiancé...

Departing to the new bridge to find Manfredo, Ezio spotted him and his attackers, before he eavesdropped on their conversation.

  • Manfredo: I'll pay you back, I swear!
  • Guard: It's too late for that now.
  • Manfredo: It wasn't my fault. I was going to have the money for you today... But a payment came in late!
  • Guard: I do not care about you troubles. Only my money.
  • Manfredo: But I can pay you!
  • Guard: Now?
  • Manfredo: Tomorrow!
  • Guard: You'll be dead tomorrow.
  • Manfredo: Wait. Please. I'm about to be married tomorrow.
  • Guard: You should've thought of that before you started gambling.

Ezio came to Manfredo's aid and defeated the guards.

  • Manfredo: Grazie, Messere! You don't know how close–

Ezio pushed Manfredo towards the edge of the bridge, grabbing him by the collar of his shirt.

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Ezio ensuring Manfredo's loyalty

  • Manfredo: Whoa! Hey! Aspetta! (Wait!) What are you doing!?
  • Ezio: Do you love her?
  • Manfredo: What!?
  • Ezio: DO YOU LOVE HER? Cristina! The woman you're about to marry!
  • Manfredo: Yes, I do! I swear, I do. Kill me here and I will die still loving her.
  • Ezio: You are never going to gamble again.
  • Manfredo: Never, Messere.
  • Ezio: You will be a good husband to her. Or I will hunt you down and kill you myself.

Ezio threw Manfredo to a wall on the bridge before leaving him. As Cristina was looking for the two, Ezio grabbed her and kissed her intimately on the side of a building.

  • Ezio: He's fine. He'll make a good husband. I made sure of it.
  • Cristina: What– What!?

Ezio left, leaving Cristina confused.


Ezio found out that Cristina was to be wed to Manfredo Soderini, and after ensuring that Manfredo would make a good husband, Ezio left Cristina to be with her fiancé.

Behind the scenes[]

All of Ezio's equipment in the memory could not have been obtained in that particular timeframe. These pieces included the Sword of Altaïr, the Medici Cape, the Notched Cinquedea, and the Metal armor set.

The image for the memory showed Ezio with a beard, though he did not grow one until the events of the Battle of Forlì.

Due to a glitch, Ezio's sword could sometimes disappear.



Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Peace at Last
Mass Exodus - Homecoming - R & R - Horsing Around - Target Practice - Reunion - Vilified - Emergency Exit
Sequence 2: A Wilderness of Tigers
As Good As New - Well Executed - New Man in Town - Easy Come, Easy Go - Who's Got Mail? - Crepi il Lupo - The Halls of Nero - Roman Underground
Sequence 3: The Fighter, the Lover and the Thief
Double Agent - Between a Rock and a Hard Place - High-Stakes Negotiation - Collective Intelligence
Sequence 4: Den of Thieves
Castello Crasher - Femme Fatale - The Burdens We Carry - Guardian of Forlì - Man of the People - Serial Offender - Human Cargo - An Unexpected Visitor - War Plans - Outgunned - The Plan
Sequence 5: The Banker
Escape From Debt - Follow the Money - When in Rome... - In and Out - Paper Trail
Sequence 6: The Baron de Valois
Gatekeeper - French Kiss - Trojan Horse - Au Revoir
Sequence 7: The Key to the Castello
Patching the Leak - Calling All Stand-Ins - Exit Stage Right - Intervention - Ascension
Sequence 8: The Borgia
Requiem - An Apple a Day - The Apple of Eden - Demilitarization - Seeing Red - All Roads Lead To...
Sequence 9: The Fall
Pax Romana - A Seed
Secret locations
Wolves Among the Dead - Thrown to the Wolves - Leader of the Pack - The Sixth Day - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Shopaholic - Liquid Gold
War machines
War Plans - Loose Cannon - War Plans - Flying Machine 2.0 - War Plans - Hell on Wheels
Templar agents
Down to Earth - Counter-Propaganda - Excommunication - Firing Line - Red-Handed - The Ringer
Cristina memories
A Second Chance - Last Rites - Best Man - Persona Non Grata - Love's Labour's Lost
Assassination contracts
Two's Company - Tactical Correction - ...And Three's a Crowd - Serf's Turf - The Three Amici - Red Letter Day - The Merchant of Rome - Bearers of Bad News - Cardinal Sin - Turning the Tables - Graduation - Brutes and Brutality
Thief assignments
Lost Pup - A Clash of Interests - Up to Speed - Class Warfare - Pointing Fingers - Eye on the Prize - Young at Heart - Downsizing - A Blanket Finish - For the Fans
Courtesan assignments
Property Dispute - Old Habits Die Hard - The Morning After - Running Scared - Live Bait - Malpractice - Closing In - Bad Politics - Troublemakers - Ghostwriting
The Da Vinci Disappearance
A Roll of the Dice - The One Who Got Away - Memento Mori - Bon Voyage - Last Minute Invite - The Ezio Auditore Affair - Decoding Da Vinci - The Temple of Pythagoras
Copernicus Conspiracy
False Censorship - Out of Orbit - Intelligentsia - Honorary Degree - Expedited Post - Man in Red - Sitting Ducks - Close the Book