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Jedted
01-17-2010, 10:10 PM
I've been thinking about the ending where Minerva addresses Desmond directly and wondered how the hell she knew Desmond would use the Animus to view Ezio's memory of her message.

One theory is that Minerva is has some clarvoyant ability(which wouldn't be far fetched considering how advanced her people were) which told her about Desmond and realized that he would be able to comprehend her warning about the solar flare.

Another possiblity is that in an alternate timeline when Ezio accessed the Vault, there was no hologram of Minerva because she hadn't predicted the solar flare. Instead, the events in the future take place the same as in the game except the Assassin's learn about the flare too late to do anything about it. Therefor Desmond travels back in time to when the "Gods" were still alive in an effort to try and prevent the second flare.

Abstergo obviously has records of what happened to the "Gods" from Sub16's memories and we know that time travel is possible because of the Philadelphia Project. The time travel theory would explain how Minerva knew of Desmond aswell as that there would be another flare.

The alternate timeline theory is a bit cliche but it's the most plausible given what is already established. What do the rest of you think?

Jedted
01-17-2010, 10:10 PM
I've been thinking about the ending where Minerva addresses Desmond directly and wondered how the hell she knew Desmond would use the Animus to view Ezio's memory of her message.

One theory is that Minerva is has some clarvoyant ability(which wouldn't be far fetched considering how advanced her people were) which told her about Desmond and realized that he would be able to comprehend her warning about the solar flare.

Another possiblity is that in an alternate timeline when Ezio accessed the Vault, there was no hologram of Minerva because she hadn't predicted the solar flare. Instead, the events in the future take place the same as in the game except the Assassin's learn about the flare too late to do anything about it. Therefor Desmond travels back in time to when the "Gods" were still alive in an effort to try and prevent the second flare.

Abstergo obviously has records of what happened to the "Gods" from Sub16's memories and we know that time travel is possible because of the Philadelphia Project. The time travel theory would explain how Minerva knew of Desmond aswell as that there would be another flare.

The alternate timeline theory is a bit cliche but it's the most plausible given what is already established. What do the rest of you think?

GAINS10
01-18-2010, 12:20 AM
Nah its to .....Terminator movie

CEO_of_Abstergo
01-19-2010, 08:10 AM
The points on precognition and fatalistism that the Minerva hologram to Desmond iterates (meaning everything that happens was always going to happen and points in time can be seen as a sequential line by Minerva) is far too absolute. Do you think Those Who Came Before would give a @#$ about how Desmond and the humans would be doing long after they became extinct? Abstergo and the Templars of old know well about Those Who Came Before, since they have been chasing their artifacts for a couple thousand years. And Abstergo has the memories of Subject 16, that pesky Newmann, who showed that Animus memories can be hacked and manipulated. It is likely that Abstergo KNOWS where Desmond, through Ezio's memories, is going and looking. So here's a hint: Minerva did not actually appear or give any message, it is a HOLOGRAM! Anyone, such as Abstergo, could have created that off-the-wall memory of some hologram they created for DESMOND to see. It would be just as Newmann created glyphs for him to see in Ezio's memories. So, is it really some god from long ago, or it a RED HERRING, a decoy planted by Abstergo for Desmond to be manipulated and distracted while they continue in their goals? Hmmm. makes much more sense than gods for some reason caring enough to time travel or preconceive and then warn someone they knew would be living the memories of someone else at that very moment. Since I run Abstergo, I can tell you, it was us!