Minerva & Ezio
Useless speculations but I think Minerva and Ezio spoke latin in the vault (if not translated by the Animus I mean)... :) --PhantomT1412 20:38, January 6, 2010 (UTC)
Err... 42 =P -- D. Cello 01:14, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
I noticed that she addressed to "Desmond", and also spoke to the Animus cam, but shouldn't have Desmond been in Ezio's brain? I mean, consider that Desmond controls Ezio the whole time, and he finally decides to separate into a camera? Maybe Desmond got so caught up in the Animus that he was forgetting who the hell he was. And also, they speak about Ezio heading to the pyramids and such. Is that a cause for Assassin's Creed III to be still with Ezio? EliteMaster117 23:55, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
- No, Desmond is watching over Ezio. He doesn't "see through Ezio's eyes" per se, but over his shoulder. Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 19:25, March 2, 2010 (UTC)
Anyone noticed how her helmet makes a vague impression of the assassin's creed logo?
- Yeah... somehow I can see it oO A very, very vague and round impression... -- D. Cello 18:10, May 30, 2010 (UTC)
I think he was talking about when Ezio says,'Who's Desmond' desmond is who controls Ezio so he shouldnt of said that.
Though some film secuences aren't control by Desmond
None of the Cutscenes are controlled by Desmond. Everything Ezio -Or Altaïr, for that matter- has done in his life is definite. Desmond cannot change this in the Animus (though it does allow for a bit of deviation, eventually resulting in desynchronization).
It is interesting that Minerva knows of Desmond's existence, even though she's talking about it before Desmond is born, and died aeons before that. This -Along with Altaïr's Prophesies from the Apple- indicates Those Who Came Before had achieved a level of near-oniscience, and that the Devellopers believe in at least some level of Determinism.
- I don't think thats necessarily a reflection on what the developers believe (look to the message given to you when you boot up the game: they come from a variety of religions and cultures, and not all believe in determinism). It seems that either Minerva/Juno/et al HAD the ability of pre-cognition, or the Pieces of Eden they created allowed them to (I guess a "what came first? chicken or the egg?" scenario). Either way, the POE's have this ability, or at least the Apples, hence why Altair wrote what he did, and why Ezio wrote the Bible passages on the stairway into the Sanctuary. -- A Black Rabbit 07:00, November 30, 2010 (UTC)
I think that Minerva is still alive but the humans kept her in a prison and the Assassins guard it while Templars try to free her. Because in the The Truth video Eve and Adam are running from somethin ( possibly Minerva ) and when they are climbing a building they see humans working on something with a piece of Eden. So I think that Adam and Eve are leading a rebellion of sorts and try to defeat her with the Eden.
I think that since Ezios already an assassin she didnt think he'd free her so if Desmond wasnt an Assassin at that point maybe he'd free her ( because he has Templar blood in him because of Maria ) so I think the whole world ending thing is a lie to cover her true intention of destroying humanity.
Anyway it's just a theory.
- That's not really a theory, though, is it? That just sounds like it's what you want to happen, based on no evidence whatsoever. Anyway, remember to sign the end of your posts with ~~~~ Moozipan Cheese 20:00, July 20, 2011 (UTC)
in the Trivia of Minerva's page, it is stated that:
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, art, commerce, weaving among other things. Minerva has Etruscan roots, linking her to Menvra, another name Minerva mentions as one she was once known by. Due to these roots, it can be safely assumed that the Greek goddess Athena also came from Minerva's influence.
which in my opinion is pretty wrong. for obvious reasons: First of all, this is not stated anywhere in the game. Historically, the Greek Goddess Athena did not came by the Etruscan Mnevra but by the Lybian deity Neith, the war goddess and also the huntress deity of the Egyptians since the ancient Pre-Dynastic period. The Greek religion, in return, was adobted by the Romans and their Etruscan Gods have been influenced by the Greek counterparts. As result Mnerva became Minerva and shared similar personality and characteristics with Athena. and so on. Another fact for why the above statement is not correct is that in Assassin's Creed II, Minerva told Desmond "Here sits the king of all Olympus, and beside him stands Wisdom, to guide his rule.", indicating that the Etruscan roots of Minerva are not the sole ones, not the only ones the Goddess is known by, as she linked herself with the Greek Mythology and mount Olympus, which was the tallest mountain in Greece, with nearly 4.000m height and, according to the mythology, it was here where the twelve (12) Gods Jupiter · Juno · Neptune · Minerva · Mars · Venus · Apollo · Diana · Vulcan · Vesta · Mercury · Ceres built a great Palace of Gods, made of white marple, on the mountain's tallest peak, for themselves to reside in and watch over the people of the world.
Therefore, for this reason, the current statement in the Trivia that the "Due to these (Etruscan) roots, it can be safely assumed that the Greek goddess Athena also came from Minerva's influence" is not correct and needs to be re-written. Please let me know if I am missing something or if I am wrong. 18.104.22.168 09:33, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Minerva was warning Desmond Miles about Daniel Cross.
Wow, I'm a little suprised no one brought this up. This is what I posted in the talk section on Daniel Cross' wiki, have a look:
I feel the comics are the backstory to explain Daniel's life and why he will become the main antagonist of the game series.
"And guard against the Cross, for there are many who will stand in your way." 'This is what Minerva said'. Was she really talking about the Templars? Or was it Daniel? Or perhaps he will be the Grand Master of the Templars, the name is fitting.
Lilrobby1 03:32, October 15, 2011 (UTC)
I think that's just a hint. And to tell, Vidic was the main antagonist in Desmond's time. But I think it will be varied in the third game.RogwelTarune 12:23, April 17, 2012 (UTC)
May I insert a spoiler template to this page? The page talks about Desmond's death and noticed it had no spoiler warning, so I was just wondering If I could do that. Sorry I'm still new around here so I was not sure if I had to ask for permission or not. Thanks! Cheezitz (talk) 07:44, November 30, 2012 (UTC)
It is true her Etruscan name is Menvra, but it is also spelled Meverva. She had multiple Etruscan names, like Tinia, who had about five of them. 22.214.171.124 16:42, December 31, 2012 (UTC)