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Name

I know that Maria is not named even once throughout the entirety of the movie, but is there any canonical source (novelization, promotional media etc.) which mentions her full name?

Jetfire343 (talk) 00:35, January 5, 2017 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, there isn't. She's simply called Maria - in the credits of the movie, in the novelization, in any of the interviews, etc. Crook The Constantine District 09:34, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
[Jeremy Brett Sherlock imitation] What prestigious way to honour a deuteragonist! Even minor characters and practical nobodies like Duccio have canonical last names...
Jetfire343 (talk) 19:33, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
Not the same writers as the one that gave Duccio his last name :p But yeah, the movie's writers apparently couldn't be bothered, since a lot of the characters (Lin, Nathan, Emir, McGowen, Ojeda, etc.) only have one name. Crook The Constantine District 19:38, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
Of the ones you've named, only Ojeda is a character actually referred to by name in the movie itself... The rest (and Maria) are never referred to by name :(
Going off-topic, I instinctively think it's de la Torre; I've got some sort of feeling one of her family was related to Governor de Torres (de Torres being a variant of the surname de la Torre), and possibly even betrayed the Assassins to the Templar Order, or maybe she was the only one of her family to betray the family tradition in a lineage of Templars... And I do not underestimate this feeling, because, you know... "The world is woven from billions of lives, every strand crossing every other. [This kind of feeling] is just movement of the web." And - "Intuitions are not to be ignored, [...] They represent data processed too fast for the conscious mind to comprehend."
Jetfire343 (talk) 08:30, January 6, 2017 (UTC)

3 Things

(2 & 3 being mere remarks and observations, which may be useful somewhere)

1) What happened to that image of the execution scene? (Aguilar and Maria watching their Mentor burn, as they're bound by chains)

2) Does not the colour-palette of the historical scenes from the movie resemble that of Damascus from the first AC?

3) Two-pronged hidden blade? Predator's Creed, if you ask me...

Jetfire343 (talk) 18:00, January 7, 2017 (UTC)

I removed the image of the execution scene because it wasn't representative of the movie. Generally, promotional screenshots/stills are released during the ad campaign for the game, or in this case, the movie. However, these are usually taken from a cinematic angle or have been edited in some way, making them an "inaccurate" representation of the product. In this case, I removed it because that's not a shot from the movie itself, which you can tell from the fact that it doesn't have the Damascus colour palette, as you noted :p Crook The Constantine District 18:18, January 7, 2017 (UTC)
I've appropriately moved the image on the page for the movie.
Jetfire343 (talk) 19:07, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Quote

I may no be the best person to know it myself, because 1) I've not read either novelization; and 2) I don't know Spanish; but a friend who does (she's not on Wikia) translated the quote, here given as,

"I would gladly sacrifice myself and everyone I care for, so that the Creed lived on,"

and her translation was this:


"Love renders us weak. I would gladly sacrifice my flesh and my blood so that the Creed may live."

If anyone here knows Spanish and/or has read the novelization, please clarify.

EDIT: My limited knowledge of Spanish, and I may be wrong, says that she did say something about 'flesh' ('carne') and 'blood' ('sangre').


Jetfire343 (talk) 19:45, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

All the quotes I added to the article come straight from the novelization. However, I will edit the quote for accuracy's sake. My thanks to your friend. Crook The Constantine District 20:02, January 8, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah the two translations are quite distinct in their meaning and implications. xD Sol Pacificus(Cyfiero) 20:59, January 8, 2017 (UTC)
Which novelization? I've not read either, but I was just curious, because AFAIK there's one by Christie Golden and another (don't remember author) published by Scholastic.
Jetfire343 (talk) 18:30, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization :)
We had a page for the "other" novelization, but there was so little information on it that we decided to delete the page for now because its legitimacy kind of came into question. The one by Christie Golden got pushed on social media and there was like an interview with her, but not a peep about the other one beyond info on Scholastic and Amazon. Also the release date of that other novelization kept getting pushed back, it was really weird. So yeah, for now I'm operating on the assumption that Golden's novelization is the only one. Crook The Constantine District 18:44, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

Maria's date of death?

Hey guys, I was just wondering if the date of Maria's death is specified in any sources. Thanks. 

Assassinm8 (talk) 11:46, April 17, 2017 (UTC)Assassinm8Assassinm8 (talk) 11:46, April 17, 2017 (UTC)

The Assassin's Creed film itself would be it. Sol Pacificus(Cyfiero) 12:47, April 17, 2017 (UTC)

Assassin's Creed: Rebellion Bio

Maria was a Master Assassin of the Spanish Brotherhood during the Renaissance, as well as a close ally and lover of Aguilar de Nerha.
A measured individual who rarely revealing her true feelings, Maria had an unwavering commitment to the Assassin's Creed. She dedicated her life to fighting to prevent the damage Templar influence was doing to her country.
Exceedingly quick and light on her feet, she excelled at silent assassination missions.
Maria's origins remain shrouded in mystery. She was probably of mixed Spanish and Moorish descent, as exhibited by her henna tattoos and clothing style.

--Sekuiyatalk 12:08, July 8, 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation

Hm... "(Assassin)" isn't technically the correct way to disambiguate her from other characters named Maria because Maria Thorpe and Maria Auditore were both Assassins in one sense of the word weren't they? Well, I suppose it's debatable if Maria Auditore would have been considered an Assassin or not, but both were part of the Assassin society. An Assassin, remember, doesn't only include the ones out on missions doing field work. In any case, I was wondering if anyone else thinks that "(Assassin)" isn't the best way to disambiguate the Spanish Assassin. Sol Pacificus(Cyfiero) 10:53, April 1, 2020 (UTC)

We don't have any other Spanish Marias, do we? How about that, then? Sadelyrate (siniath) 11:36, April 1, 2020 (UTC)
Actually, I just realized that with the addition of the acute accent in her name, the title of this page should technically be just "María". This is because no other page occupies the name "María" with the diacritic, so anyone who actually bothers to type the mark would always get the right page. Obviously, however, the page still needs to be in the disambiguation for "Maria", which it is. We maybe should move this page create an additional page for "Maria (Spaniard)" or "Maria (Spanish Assassin)" that redirects to this for those who won't bother or know how to type the accent mark? Sol Pacificus(Cyfiero) 12:35, April 1, 2020 (UTC)
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