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


When Ezio returned to Monteriggioni after obtaining the Poison Blade, he trained with his uncle Mario. Ezio learned how to dodge and disarm opponents, skills that would prove helpful in future battles.


Ezio entered Mario's study.

  • Mario: Ezio! Haha, Come in, come in! To what do we owe the honor?
  • Ezio: I've been sent from Firenze by Il Magnifico to attend to some unfinished business. I'm looking for Jacopo de' Pazzi.
  • Mario: Ha... Who isn't? We've been at it for days.
  • Ezio: Then perhaps what I carry will help us both: a list of his co-conspirators. One of them WILL talk before he dies.
  • Mario: Excellent! These men are sure to lack Jacopo's resources, which means they will be easier to find. I will put my scouts to it at once.
  • Ezio: I appreciate the help, uncle. I've got something else for you as well: more Codex pages.
  • Mario: Ah! Let's see what we can learn. What is this...? What Prophet...?
  • Ezio: What did you find, uncle?
  • Mario: Just another damn mystery! The text here roughly translates to: "Only the prophet may open it..." There's reference to two "Pieces of Eden." But these pages offer no answers, nipote (nephew). At least not on their own. You must find more.
  • Ezio: We'll have to save it for another day, uncle. I have a mission to attend to.
  • Mario: As you wish. Now, if you hope to defeat these bastardi (bastards), I will need to teach you a few things. Meet me on the practice field.

Ezio and Mario went to the practice field.

  • Mario: Alright, Ezio. You're familiar with counter-attacking - but what happens when your enemy is as well?
Evasive 3

Mario warning Ezio

  • Ezio: I don't usually give them the opportunity.
  • Mario: Tough talk offers little protection against Templar steel.
  • Ezio: Then by all means, maestro (master) - teach me what to do!
  • Mario: Now dodge!

Ezio and Mario finished their training.

  • Mario: Magnifico! (Magnificent!) Once again you exceed my expectations!
  • Mercenary: Signore! (Sir!) We've found Jacopo's men, and await your word to strike!
  • Mario: Relay the following: no man moves until they have spoken with Ezio. Intesi? (Understand?)
  • Mercenary: It will be done!
  • Mario: Go, Ezio! Visit with my mercenaries in the countryside. See if Jacopo's lackeys won't lead you to him. But be careful. They will be expecting you!


Under the instruction of his uncle Mario, Ezio learned how to dodge and disarm his opponents.



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