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UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD

When playing thorough Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, both Jacob and Evie Frye have missions where, within them, they take out a special target (usually one of Starrick's more prominent henchmen). After they do them in, a certain scene follows where the background goes white (similar to the loading screen), the killer talks with their target as they lay dying, then they wipe blood off the dead with a white handkerchief.

Example: When Evie kills Lucy Thorne (ends about 3:29).

However, in the scene where

Jacob kills Malcolm Millner

He doesn't wipe the blood with the handkerchief. Why? And what is the greater symbolism and purpose of these "death scenes?"

Side note: if this is also present in other Assassin's Creed games or was explained then, it is outside of my knowledge because Syndicate is the first Assassin's Creed game I have played.

  • If a question doesn't make sense without spoilers, it doesn't belong in spoilers. I have rolled back the edit for that reason. – Frank Mar 1 '17 at 20:26
  • Oh okay @Frank didn't know that, just seemed a bit odd to me. – Ramirez Mar 1 '17 at 20:27
  • That's what I figured, so I didn't put the whole thing in spoiler text. – Cyberson Mar 1 '17 at 20:31
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    Qua symbolism in the AC games, in the first game the protagonist used a feather, in the ezio trilogy he only used the line "Requiescat in pace" or RIP but in ac 3 as in ac 4 they don't use anything. To explain from the feathers in the first game, Every templar target, when killed, was used to get some blood on a feather to confirm the kill. To itterate on this particular target, Jacob was visibly startled that he worked for a Templar and that this wasn't really an assination target for the assassins but more for the templars and consequently he went after Atteway – Wouter Mar 2 '17 at 11:18

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