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


Due to a long-running rivalry between their families, Ezio Auditore and his friends faced off against Vieri de' Pazzi and his men on the Ponte Vecchio.


Vieri de' Pazzi confronting Ezio

The two groups took gathered together on each end of the Ponte Vecchio.

  • Ezio: Insieme per la vittoria! (We stand together!)
  • Ezio's group: Insieme! (Together!)
  • Ezio: Silenzio (Silence), my friends. Silenzio! (Silence!)

Cheers and shouts could be heard from his side.

  • Ezio: Grazie. (Thank you.)
    Do you know what brings us here tonight? HONOR! Vieri de' Pazzi slanders my family's name and forces his own miseries upon us. If w–
  • Vieri: Enough of your nonsense, grullo! (idiot!)
  • Ezio: Buona sera, 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, codardo! (coward!) Afraid to handle things yourself?
  • Ezio: Your sister seemed quite satisfied with the 'handling' I gave her earlier.

Vieri threw a stone at Ezio, which cut a deep wound into his lip.

  • Vieri: Uccidetelo! (Kill him!)

Ezio brawled for a while until his brother, Federico Auditore da Firenze, arrived and joined in with the fighting.

  • Federico: Ehi! (Hey!) Behind you!
  • Ezio: Federico? What are you doing here?!
  • Federico: I wanted to see if baby brother had finally learned how to fight.
  • Ezio: And?
  • Federico: You have style, but endurance is what counts. Let's see how many of them you can ruin before they get the best of you.

The two brothers and their allies managed to knock down several of Vieri's men, and the Pazzi retreated.

  • Vieri: Fall back! Fall back!
  • Federico: Hold on...
  • Ezio: What? We've almost won this!
  • Federico: Your lip...

Ezio's lip bleeding

  • Ezio: Just a scratch.
  • Federico: Let the doctor decide.
  • Ezio: It's not necessary. Besides, I've no money for this doctor of yours.
  • Federico: Wasted it on women and wine, huh?
  • Ezio: I'd hardly call it wasted. Lend me some florins then...
    ...Or have you done the same?

Both brothers laughed, and then Federico pointed to Vieri's knocked out goons.

  • Federico: Search them. There's bound to be something in their pockets.

Ezio searched the fallen thugs for money, and obtained the 200 florins he needed for a doctor's fee.

  • Federico: Va bene. (Alright.) That should be enough. Let's get out of here before the guards arrive...


Ezio, along with Federico and their followers, defeated Vieri and his men. After this, Federico suggested that they visit a doctor to treat Ezio's wound, of which Ezio retained a permanent scar on his right lip from the encounter.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
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