La Volpe (or in English The Fox) appears in AC during sequence 3 or 4 only for 1 memory.Acording to the official AC database La Volpe was the master thief located in Florence.The AC history books regard him as a myth due to his nearly paranormal abilities (browse the in game database for more information).I strongly believe that he is a secret assasin not only because he shows to EZIO the first assasin tomb but he also wears clothes similar to assasins and knows better parkour than ezio.Any idea if he truly is an assasin ?
It 's ok guys.Again thanks for the great article ( it really helped) and the spoiler-alert advice.Anyway after all the information i read in your teams article i still feel that ubisoft hasnt given to this guy the appropiate worth he deserves.I mean if i have to find one bad spot in the AC2 (for me one of the best AC games) it would be that Ezio could cooperate with this assasin through and other sequences not only in the 2 corrupted memory sequences(Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities)
I apologize for reviving a forum that's three years old, but I'd like to weigh in with an opinion of my own.
It is my belief that La Volpe was a Sage. I've got some evidence to support this, although it may seem like mere semantics or conjecture with little to back it up, but in the Animus databases, which were written by Shaun, explains that La Volpe's historical records bordered on the mythical more so than the real and that accounts have reported on him performing the fantastical such as showcasing seemingly omnipresent abilities for being witnessed in three different locations simultaneously. Other accounts have him being able to steal from the Pope's carriage without being caught by the Pope himself, and he was also allegedly immortal. He also had purple colored irises and was said to be able to see through walls.
The Sage that we saw in Black Flag, Bartholomew Roberts, had strange colored irises himself, and we know that a Sage is immortal due to reincarnation. As for being able to see through walls, it's possible that Isu reincarnated humans (which is what Sages are) also possess Eagle Vision. I'm not quite sure about the omnipresent feat though.