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Whispering Noise

There are also the whisper noise, "showing" player the direction of his current target. Very nice, if you do not use GPS for realism...

-Yeah but it's not really a gift. Is it really notable, after all it's just to make the game more realistic and it's not unique in Assassin's Creed.

I agree, but remember to sign your posts guys, girls or others. ; ) Ezio Auditore 17:09, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

why is the hidden messages glowing red ?

i thought red was enemy wouldn't that mean subject 16 is your enemy ? Twomey1993 19:56, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

I think its so it can be easily seen against the dark walls. Not sure though....

because it is written in blood

  • Also, the glyphs arn't really there, they are just part of a computer program Subject 16 wrote for the Animus, so it is likely he programmed the glyphs to glow.--joecool280 19:08, January 7, 2010 (UTC)


How is it that you see memory starts in your eagle vision if you are veiwing it from ezio/altair's memory. I dont think thats what they saw.

What??? -- D. Cello 04:00, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Its put there so YOU can see it while in Eagle Vision.

Artistic Speculation

I haven't had the chance, myself, since selling the 360, but I wanted to ask; what visual effect does activating Eagle Vision take on the current role's eyes? I've heard, and seen it drawn as the assassin having a faintly golden iris, or completely blue shine. But again, I'm only wondering and would maybe like to see a few screens as reference. 05:17, July 31, 2010 (UTC)

Thought you can't see in game how it looks, La Volpe is another major Assassin, credited with strange purple eyes. Seeing as life of a theif means its important to know your friends and foes, he may use it almost all the time. Plus the landscape from AC2 and AC:Brotherhood is a mix of blues and purples, in Eagle Vision mode.

Vegna Gunner 21:45, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

I dont think la volpe used his eagle vison at all times otherwise he would have been able to tell that niccolo was an ally

Plus, Eagle vision is defined as an ability only present in Assassins that are direct descendants of Adam and Eve. I doubt that Volpe is one.--Black Artist 20:22, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
In one of the videos from Ubisoft it says that every human has the capactiy to have Eagle Vision but some (the Assassins) have a higher concentration of that capacity than others allowing them to use it easier and earlier in their lifetime. By the way, La Volpe is an Assassin as are all other Fraction leaders, Italy wise. Since there are not set leaders of the Constantinople guilds that are known Assassins, besides Piri Reis. Ezio Auditore 17:16, March 13, 2012 (UTC)
that's not necisarily true black artist.eagle vision can and has been fooled before.for example,spoil alert,but not really,lucy is shown as an ally,but isn't really an ally.Assassin of 81 (talk) 04:31, October 6, 2012 (UTC)

Project Legacy

To all of you project legacy players: I have a minor speculation.

Eagle Vision is inherited by those of the lineage of Adam and Eve, and in Sequence 2 about Giovanni Borgia, Giovanni is using Eagle Vision. So could it be that Giovanni, and therefore his father, are related to Desmond, or perhaps Subject 16, since they are ,probably, the only modern-day assassins with Eagle Vision ??

Well, possibly, but Adam and Eve weren't the only 1st generation hybrids, as Juno speaks a bit more generally about the hybrids, not that there were only those two. It's only confirmed that 16 and Desmond are both decended from Ezio, who has an illigetimite child before the codex is completed, Giovanni's father could've been from a completely different line of hybrids.

Vegna Gunner 18:23, December 6, 2010 (UTC)

Not every Assassin is Desmond's ancestor :P Alpheta 01:55, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

"Super Power"

Is it actually a "superpower" does Ezio, Altair, Desmond etc actually have the ability to make things glow to their eyes? When I played the games, I got the impression that that "eagle vision" as the player sees it is just an interface. I thought "eagle vision" was just that the assassins were trained to notice things with greater acutity; ike a Sherlock Holms or Robet Langdon style ability rather than an actual "super power". The "eagle vision" as the player sees it is just for the sake of the player and is not supposed to reflect how Altair/Ezio/Desmond actually see.

This goes futher because I had to edit a page about La Vope, as one of the rumours that he could "see through walls" was seemingly taken as fact and refered to as another super-power akin to eagle vision. 13:56, January 3, 2011 (UTC)

To end this discussion once and for all, I give you something already explained on forums:
  • Actually, Eagle's vision is Altaïr's (or his ancestors) instinct about someone. It is a gut feeling, a hintch. It is a visual way to show us what Altaïr perceives aroudn him, the intentions of other people, and all of that CAN NOT be understood if you thin krationally. It is intuition.
    So, Maria was red cause she intented to kill him, as do all guards when they find an assassin. If they dont' mean harm and may actually help, Altaïr perceives them as friendly, hence the blue color. Gold is jsut a way of saying "s/he's going somewhere/doing something, and I must follow/kill/interrogate or whatever is necessary now". -- D. Cello 02:29, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
  • Personally, I have to agree with D. Cello, because it seems to be one of the sixth sense abilities that Juno was talking about in Brotherhood. It's a genetic ability to sense others' dispositions towards yourself, and then display those intuitions to the individual as an occular distortion. I'm assuming that it can be influenced and overridden by certain emotional and mental factors, like all senses can, or that people can hide things from it, and appear to be what they're not. Dereisenherz 17:53, December 16, 2010 (UTC)
  • I have to agree with Dereisenherz because if you use Eagle Vision in AC I before fighting Al Mualim he appears to be blue. So it is probably an instinct and based on what the person believes. Mullac09 (talk) 18:45, August 27, 2012 (UTC)Mullac09 20:49, August 27, 2012Mullac09 (talk) 18:45, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
Hope this settles. -- D. Cello 22:03, January 5, 2011 (UTC)
True, but what about all the hidden symbols/messages and Subject 16's blood that Desmond could see (with Eagle Vision) in Abstergo, etc..? (The ones that were invisible to the naked eye) --THIEF 23:17, January 5, 2011 (UTC)
Same thing with Abstergo's Animi lab keypad: I have no idea. XD -- D. Cello 23:19, January 5, 2011 (UTC)
Eagle vision is caused by their ancestry EG: Those Who Came Before.
Sign your posts, Gamboy, and stop editing for badges. It will get your account blocked and your ass kicked. -- D. Cello 18:25, June 16, 2011 (UTC)
I think it is because how you play the AC games is in the style as if you are in an animus and reveling desmonds memorys as he dose ezio and altir so that is why desmonds eagle vision as it is Cl1ntz 16:29, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

I think eagle vision is like a sixth sense that heightens other senses. So it allowed them to see things that others couldnt like the fingerprints and cryptic messages, and to perceive who is a frien or enemy. IlMualim 17:16, January 3, 2012 (UTC)

A couple things to remember

A lot of people say Desmond inherited his eagle vision but it is revealed that he only got it through the bleeding effect not being born with it. Why did he not have it originally even though he is a descendant of TWCB? Also in AC1 the animus tells you that it is creating eagle vision based off Altair's intuition but it is later stated that assassins had eagle vision, the makers probably decided to change it but at the end of AC1 Desmond has eagle vision. Did they forget to change what the animus says? Oversight?Ryukoshu 23:28, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps Desmond had eagle vision all along, but he only just learned how to use it through the Animus and the bleeding effect. — M.C.Tales 04:00, May 1, 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps the ability evolved. Remember that not ALL assassins have it, only Altaïr's bloodline. Maybe the gene that controls it evolved from simple emotion sensing to actually perceiving hidden things, almsot like a sixth sense. -- D. Cello 04:08, May 1, 2011 (UTC)
It's also important to remember that a lot of genes are only activiated by external stimuli. An example of such genes can be found in asthma and schizophrenia. Which are usually only activated by a harsh environment (in the case of asthma) and prolonged stress (schizophrenia). Now, i'm not sure what effect the animus would have on a person's active and inactive genes.... considering that what i'm talking about has empirical evidence, and genetic memory is something i learned about from play assassin's creed 1 when they were explaining how the animus functions. I suppose it is not impossible that when reliving the memories of Altair, Desmond's gene from eagle vision was activated due to the fact that Altair's eagle vision was already active. This might have left a sort of "residue" in Desmonds DNA which accounts for the activation of Eagle Vision though the bleeding effect. Hope this was helpful, anybody who thinks differently or has a contributino to my theory is more than welcome to join me in friendly debate/conversation. Mrbear420 05:32, May 17, 2011 (UTC)

Just a suggestion but maybe after years of interbreeding between hybrids and normal people the ability became dormant? 13:19, October 18, 2011 (UTC)

Eagle Vision in Real Life?

Auras do exist, and they often convey emotion. Not everyone is able to do it though. I personally believe that there is such a thing as what some would refer to as Eagle Vision.

It is rather difficult to achieve, and usually requires a bit of concentration and refocusing your eyes. I have achieved it several times, and you'll be suprised at how much it resembles Eagle Vision in the game.

I do believe not everyone can do it. Most of my friends cannot achieve it and there is only one person that I know has been able to achieve this; my father.

I have noted that the coloring of the objects/people I see really do change according to my intintions and relationship with. So, could a small group of people really have "Second Eyes"?

Obviously, Ubisoft must not have created this on their own...

ShiningLegend 21:43, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

You're getting superstitious here. Your mind believes what you want it to believe. Eagle vision is Altaïr's intuition conveyed through graphical means identifiable to the subject playing the memory, nothing more. -- D. Cello 04:07, May 1, 2011 (UTC)
Hey, should the line

"Assassin's Creed states that the eagle vision ability is actually just the Animus' visualization of the Assassin's observational skills. However, as later refers to Assassins seeing "the blue shimmer," the backstory for Eagle Vision was likely changed to be a real-world ability." be changed? it seems like in the first game warren V. was keeping all of the inner story (pieces of eden and those who came before, the bleeding effect, the truth of eagle vision, etc...) is it possible that the story of it being a feature of the animus was just a lie to Desmond, or that Lucy would have hidden the truth of eagle vision and called it a program in the animus to hide it from templars? just seems like that is too big of a mistake to make, especially since it was not during a convorsation with a character, where changing audio lines would be a lot of work, if they changed the idea halfway through, what is stopping them from just removing that particular line as opposed to leaving it there and causing a contradiction in the plot? 19:35, May 8, 2011 (UTC)

Cause the eagle vision the way WE see it IS a Animus render. Specifically, they state that "the Eagle Vision is a visual render of your ancestor's (Altaïr) ability to perceive other's intentions." Now, Ezio's one is a more full-fledged thing, so my guess is that it somehow evolved between generations. -- D. Cello 19:54, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
so you are saying that Altair's form of the sixth sense may have been slightly different, and that ezio's would have evolved to become what we see in the game, and then desmond's sixth sense could have just manifested itself in the real life eagle vision from the first game, and evolved from there to become more like ezios, and start to become the fuller sixth sense? I actually never thought about it that way, if it is supposed to be like that I think it just makes the plot that much better. Harleyzone 20:08, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
I think i know what you mean at school once they had a gray and black disk and said that if some peopple consintrate that when it spins they can see the hiden colurs so i did as did everyone else the disk started to spin and to my suprise it truned into dul colurs but i was the only one in my class to see it. its also odd how i persive peopple in general i just seam to notice how peopple feel e.g. if there angry or sad i dont know if the two are conected but it whould be cool to think i have some form of eagle vision Cl1ntz 16:48, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

Connor's Eagle Vision/Sense?

Does anyone know if Connor, the new protagonist in Assassin's Creed: III, will possess a form of Eagle Vision/Sense?

Details about Connor and Eagle Vision haven't been made aware to us just yet, I'm afraid. Slate Vesper 00:33, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

It's not a fact, but no doubt he'll have some form of Eagle Sense, just as Ezio and Altaïr did. Maybe they'll change it again for gameplay reasons, but Connor wouldn't be a great assassin if he didn't possess it. -- Altaïr 01:38, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

Master Sima Yi confirmed there will be Eagle Vision in Ubisoft's upcoming next main installment of the series; Assassin's Creed III but unfortunately he couldn't remember the source of where he got his information from as it was back in March. If anyone happens to read this, can you please find a source that states Connor Kenway will have Eagle Vision? I think a lot of people on the Wiki are merely using common sense to conclude there will be Eagle Vision based on Assassin's Creed II. Regardless, I am trying to find a source at the moment and can not find anything RELEVANT, the only information I am getting is about the Wii-U augmented reality feature that will serve as Eagle Vision but it's not information I want. Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 22:49, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Connor Has Eagle Sense

So if you could all please divulge your attention to Connor Kenway's page and look under "Equipment and Skills" it says Connor possess "a rare extra-sensory perception known as Eagle Sense". A lot of you probably already know this but I couldn't help but be the first to point it out. Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 18:14, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

Eagle Vision

Ok people, to clear things up, Eagle Vision is the ancestors intuition about a person or object not a 'super power'. The blue and red and gold colors is the Animus' repersentation of that intuition. Auras have nothing to do with eagle vision. It is more like a Sherlock Holmes ability to notice every detail about a person or object and then using those details to find out if that perosn or object means to harm you or help you. Blue means ally, red means hostile, and gold means that that person is of intrest or of importance or is a target no matter if they are hostile or allied to you. I hope that clears things up. Ezio Auditore 17:30, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

I had a thought last night: Eagle Vision could be a ability from THCB, and where the game states that it is the Animus' repersentation of the ancestors intuition could be a lie, since Abestergo probably didn't want Desmond to learn about THCB. Somthing to ponder... Ezio Auditore 15:21, April 9, 2012 (UTC)
the game does state that eagle vision is just the animus' recreation of Altair's intuition, but it's been theorized that that was either
1. retconned later in game, or
2. a lie told to Desmond to keep him in the dark,
both are plausible as it has been heavily implied that the templars knew about eagle vision for a while now. if it was merely a renering than they would have reproduced it exactly for their Templar trainee's instead of using "Templar vision" not to mention TOWCB telling Desmond about having him unlock the full "6th sense", and how he could already see the "Blue Shimmer" ie. eagle vision.
so while it is originally said to be a rendering, it can be assumed that that was a lie/misdirection, and that the eagle vision that we see was genuine, at the least the fact that important objects shimmer blue can be taken directly thanks to direct mentioning from TOWCB and constant to reference to Ezio and others as it being their, "other eyes" and being told to USE their "gift", implying like eagle vision in the animus, it can be triggered on and off. only when it becomes eagle sense can we assume it is mostly a render, because eagle sense is an evolution of eagle vision, wherein every sense is finely tuned and utilized to the point that the eyes were in eagle vision. Unlike Sherlock Holmes (depending on which book you read with him in it that is) eagle vision requires no thought, it is instantaneous. so to a point it could be reading body language, like when you find a tower boss in Revelations by his cocky dimeaner. but for the most part it is a special 6th sense, so, while the color may be rendered, seeing someone and knowing their intentiones would make you mentally highlight them like in the rendering, and the blue shimmer of objects can be taken as direct, not a rendering. Harleyzone 05:04, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

Eagle Sense

Clay Kaczmarek said Ezio Auditore da Firenze mastered Eagle Vision to Eagle Sense but what about Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad? Did they mention it? --Cococrash11 (talk) 04:16, August 19, 2012 (UTC)

Well I am not sure if this counts but in Assassin's Creed Revelations you can use Eagle Sense while playing as Altair even though it was never revealed that Altair indeed mastered his Eagle Vision... but considering he was able to perfect his use of the "Apple of Eden" then he must also have unlocked the evolved Eagle Sense. Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 18:17, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

Adding Connor To Article

Since it has been confirmed that Connor had Eagle Vision, shouldn't it be added to the article, or should we wait until the game's release to do so? Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 04:14, October 6, 2012 (UTC)

The information can actually be added to the article before the game release, but either before or after, adding "Connor had Eagle Sense" contributes very little to the article. By the release though, I'm sure we'll be able to add more useful things, like interesting reasons Connor used his Sense. =GuardDog 08:38, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
I see, so best to record Connor's use of Eagle Vision after everyone has had time to play the game. Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 23:12, October 8, 2012 (UTC)

Eagle-Vision on PC

Hey guys, I've got a problem and I hope, you can help me.

I am playint AC3 using the PC, but I have no idea, how to get into the eagle vision. I'm now stuck in the Mission, where Haytham tries to find the Native-Girl, and I think I need the eagle vision to find the right way, but I don't know how to use eagle-vision.

Please help me (sorry for my bad english, i am german and the people of the german wiki had no idea either) 19:45, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Is going to Options and then looking up the controls really that hard? You press V by default to use the Eagle Vision. --Kainzorus Prime Walkie-talkie 19:49, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Assassins aren't blue in the Grand Temple

I'm replaying ACIII and I just noticed that Desmond's Eagle Vision doesn't show blue or any color on any of the Assassins in the Grand Temple. Developer oversight apparently. Atlantima (talk) 20:21, September 27, 2014 (UTC)

That's weird. If you want, you can add it to the trivia section. I don't think there's an Assassin's Creed III bit yet, but feel free to make it. I don't mind doing it though, if you don't want to. Crook The Constantine District 20:27, September 27, 2014 (UTC)


Should we mention that certain assassins have to remain stationary (altair) or move slowly (Edward, in low profile) to continue to use their eagle vision, presumably requiring more mental concentration than others (Ezio) who are able to free-run with it? Jasonnorthrup (talk) 00:46, November 30, 2014 (UTC)

Seems relevant. I say you probably should go ahead and add it in, specified for each user. I forget, is Altaïr capable of using it while moving once he got better at it (in the Masyaf Keys memories)? If so, that's also relevant.GZilla311 (talk) 00:51, November 30, 2014 (UTC)
I believe it's more connected to the Animus, as Altair was able to use it while chasing Maria and in ACR. Or it could just be a gameplay mechanic and have no real meaning for the articles. Stormbeast The Helpful Place 00:56, November 30, 2014 (UTC)
Actually...yeah. Sorry about this but I think Stormbeast is right. Given how Desmond's connections to his ancestors blend (see also: being able to use the powers of the Shards of Eden without having one due to having experienced Connor getting one), it's impossible to say what's due to concentration and what's an in-universe or out-of-universe gameplay mechanic.GZilla311 (talk) 01:03, November 30, 2014 (UTC)

Move to 'Knowledge' or 'Sixth Sense'

The events depicted in The Fate of Atlantis: Judgment of Atlantis' introduction–specifically the dialogue between the protagonist and Poseidon–spell out plain what we have known to be true for a while now, Eagle Vision is a watered-down version of the Isu' "Sixth Sense", otherwise known as Knowledge. Now, up until this point I would have argued that the term "Eagle Vision" has remained the best option when it comes to describing this… concept, but it has been a couple of releases now since the term really held any prominence within the series' lore. Indeed, I believe that it is now gradually being phased out in favour of calling it by its so-called real name, Knowledge, and FoA:JoA appears to have doubled-down on this.

As such, I am of the opinion that now is the time for us to move the article to Knowledge, which is a more encompassing term that covers not only the Isu’ Sixth Sense, but the Assassins’ "Eagle Vision", and also the more expansive "Eagle Sense" too. I would also be prepared to accept a move to Sixth Sense if, for any reason, there were reservations about a move to Knowledge.

What are your thoughts? --Jasca Ducato (talk | contributions) 09:41, July 22, 2019 (UTC)

I support the move. I think given the introduction of the eagle companions in Origins and Odyssey has definitely bring some confusion as to whether they can really be counted as 'Eagle Vision' in this sense. So I think this could cover that aspect maybe? XOdeyssusx (talk) 12:10, July 22, 2019 (UTC)
I also support the move and think we should use Knowledge as well but that’s mainly my bias against the term Sixth Sense when normal humans have more than six already. Lacrossedeamon (talk) 12:58, July 22, 2019 (UTC)
I disagree with the move. While Eagle Vision is, in fact, a more basic version of the Isu's sense of "Knowledge", it is very much its own thing with its own mechanics and permutations. As per Juno, they see the Blue Flash but they don't Know. Eagle Vision is the manifestation of Knowledge in humans but its not Knowledge itself.
There certainly deserves to be a "Knowledge" article, but I disagree with moving and merging this, especially based on dialogue that may or may not have happened in-canon. Kassandra never talked to Poseidon, and while the simulation may have been based on the genetic memories of a certain character, there is no indication that these conversations are anything but Alethea's fabrications, especially since the character whose memories could potentially be the source of simulation was decidedly not a hybrid and and as such could not have that explanation be given to them. — Zero-ELEC (talk) 18:49, July 22, 2019 (UTC)
I strongly oppose such a move as well. While I've always preferred lore-based interpretations in our articles rather than organizing based on gameplay, for once, in this case, I would have to agree with what Sima always told us about inconveniencing or confusing our audience. I think that concern very much applies here since Eagle Vision is such a hallmark of the series, and to have it such that it no longer has an article in its own right but absorbed into a more obscure and ambiguously defined concept dismantles our grounding in the series' defining tradition.
That is of course a more practical and secondary consideration. But I believe that it reinforces the fact that there is no reason why we cannot have both articles. Our article on Eagle Vision can define it as a manifestation of this sixth sense of "Knowledge", while "Knowledge" or "Sixth Sense" describes it in summary, but they don't necessarily need to be merged. I would argue that Eagle Vision is significant and prominent enough that it deserves its own article. Sol Pacificus(Cyfiero) 21:01, July 22, 2019 (UTC)
Zero and Sol have already described my sentiments on the matter here. While Eagle Vision is part of the Sixth Sense, it does not encompass the whole thing, and I do not see why we cannot have separate articles, one describing Eagle Vision and the other the more general concept of "Knowledge". Eagle Vision is too significant to be relegated to a sub-section of an article describing a term that is much less commonly known and understood. -- Master Sima Yi Talk 20:43, July 23, 2019 (UTC)
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