Lucy's finger?

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#1 Posted by AURON570 (1778 posts) -

The part close to the end, it might have been the end... when Desmond is pissed and doesn't see a way out, Lucy says "have Faith." and she puts her hand to her chest. I don't know if I saw it wrong or not, but she either made a sign with her hand, or her ring finger was missing. Then Desmond sort of does a verbal double take "huh?" So I'm wondering if there's some sort of connection I'm supposed to make, or if I just saw it wrong.

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#2 Posted by Red12b (9356 posts) -

what do the assassins have to lose to become assassins? 

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#3 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -

I'm not sure which AC we're talking about. I'll assume AC1 and say the missing finger is due to the fact that, in the first AC, Altaire must have a finger removed for the blade on his gauntlet. This would thus be an implication she is an assassin.

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#4 Posted by Redbullet685 (6381 posts) -
@Red12b: Uhhhhh....Their ring fingers?
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#5 Posted by PillClinton (3454 posts) -

yeeeeah....dude this should be really obvious....

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#6 Posted by Soap (3772 posts) -

It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D 

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#7 Posted by dudeglove (11721 posts) -
@AURON570:  
Her ring  finger on her (left?) hand is cut off. Due to the design of Altair's wristblade, he is also missing his ring finger. So it's sort of a symbol of the Assassin order (or at least a sign that Lucy and Altair are linked, meaning Lucy's a double agent). In ACII, Leonardo jokingly tells him that he has to cut his finger off with a butcher's knife in order for the blade to fit his hand, but then he redesigns it so it's not necessary.
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#8 Posted by AURON570 (1778 posts) -
@DoctorTran: ah okay thanks dude. I don't remember that part, but it sounds familiar.
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#9 Posted by JoeyRavn (5185 posts) -
@Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
In fact, Lucy never loses her finger. It's just a gesture she makes with her hand, like the metal horns or a Buddhist mudra, but the actual finger is there.
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#10 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -
@AURON570
@DoctorTran: ah okay thanks dude. I don't remember that part, but it sounds familiar.
No problem. It's been a -very- long time since I played AC1 but I seem to recall a
Scene early on where Altaire gets his finger cut off for the fitting of the blade. Still... Kind of weird they backtracked on that in AC2. But it also makes the ultimate sense. How would anyone be able to gain access to absteego
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#11 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -

Fucking iPhone. Anyway.

How would an assassin be able to effectively infiltrate Abstergo if they're missing a finger? Wouldn't that be a dead ringer? I suppose you could claim to be a double agent.

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#12 Posted by Soap (3772 posts) -
@JoeyRavn said:
" @Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
In fact, Lucy never loses her finger. It's just a gesture she makes with her hand, like the metal horns or a Buddhist mudra, but the actual finger is there. "
Ahh kk, it's been a few years since I played that so I wasn't sure, plus it was a pretty quick shot and I wasn't ever 100% clear on it. Makes more sense that way I guess. 
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#13 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -
@Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
And they STILL chop off their fingers in Brotherhood. I was really confused about that.
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#14 Posted by PillClinton (3454 posts) -
@Azteck said:
" @Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
And they STILL chop off their fingers in Brotherhood. I was really confused about that. "
yeah, what was with all that finger-burning-off stuff if they apparently had a workaround?
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#15 Edited by animathias (1271 posts) -
@100_Hertz said:

" @Azteck said:

" @Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
And they STILL chop off their fingers in Brotherhood. I was really confused about that. "
yeah, what was with all that finger-burning-off stuff if they apparently had a workaround? "

It's to simulate the pain of having your finger removed without actually doing it. The Hidden Blade from the first game required the missing finger, but as technology progressed it wasn't necessary. Not to mention it's a dead giveaway for an Assassin to be missing a particular finger. Ezio manages to skip the induction ceremony in AC2 (but does he take it? I'm drawing a blank,) since he's on his own through most of the game. But the ceremony shows up constantly in Brotherhood, and I imagine they replaced the finger-chopping with finger-branding and left the rest of the ceremony in tact.

I dunno, I gobble stuff like this up. :) Your Assassins in Brotherhood still have their fingers. The burning clamps are just part of the induction, but not as permanent as Altair's lost finger.

Edit: I completely forgot about Leonardo's involvement with Ezio's Hidden Blade. It would still make sense for Ezio to continue the traditions of the Assassins as closely as possible, but substitute the sacrificing of a finger for a minor branding. 

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#16 Posted by l4wd0g (2355 posts) -
@100_Hertz said:
" @Azteck said:
" @Soap said:
" It should be obvious, except in AC2 they backtracked on that by having da vinci rework the design so that you don't have to lose a finger, and suddenly, Lucy has all her fingers again! :D  "
And they STILL chop off their fingers in Brotherhood. I was really confused about that. "
yeah, what was with all that finger-burning-off stuff if they apparently had a workaround? "
I just thought they were being marked in someway. not losing the finger.

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