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William M.: Related to Desmond Miles?

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Hey everyone,

This is a theory that a friend and I contemplated while playing the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC:

If you finish this mission on an unfinished game, then Desmond ends up receiving a confidential e-mail of a "W.M.". He's told not to share this information with either Lucy or Shaun. Why does this W.M. ask Desmond not to share info with these two people (and no mention of Rebecca)?
Well, Lucy and Shaun, unlike Rebecca, are also in contact with this same person. Only with them, the e-mails are signed a little differently: they're signed as "William M."

So who is William M? Why do we know his first name and not his surname? And, most interestingly, why doesn't he mention his first name in the e-mail to Desmond?

Anyone who has read the Assassin's Creed: The Fall comics (of which the creators have stated that the story is tied to the games) may or may not remember a certain character that was briefly mentioned as having reports about Nikolai Orelov's Tunguska missions but never appeared: Bill Miles. The age or appearance of the character is never seen or mentioned, but one thing about the name alone is interesting. "Bill" is usually not a given name. In the Anglophone world, it's rather a shortened form of another name: William.

This leads to an interesting possibility: could this Bill Miles and William M. be one and the same person? And, even more so, could it be someone related to Desmond?
We know for a fact that Desmond cut off ties with his family and has no desire to see them again, so could it be that William M. (who is unaware that Desmond also checks the e-mails of his teammates) only signs the personal e-mail with his initiatals ("W.M", which could stand for many first names and surnames) as to avoid suspicion from Desmond? Does he think that Desmond doesn't want to talk to him if he knows who he is?

Once again, all this is only a theory, but to me, it is an interesting one. Also, William's actions towards Desmond in the DLC strongly make me wonder if he may be linked more closely to Desmond than just a fellow Assassin. This remains to be seen, of course, but I'm throwing it out there nontheless.

Ve.

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Haven't played the DLC yet (downloaded it earlier though Tongue) but if there's even the possibility of strange conspiracies in it like this one then i can't wait to play it Smile

I'm glad there's more modern-day action within the DLC as I thought it might just be Renaissance-based.

Some interesting sounding ideas but until I've played the DLC I can't comment too much. I'm so glad it has already caused ideas and debates to be formulated. Well worth the money by the looks of things!

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It's his dad. He's the head of the Assassins. Wink

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Well, to be honest, it was a thought that crossed my mind, but I'm not sure if I should outright suggest that William is Desmond's father. It would be really cool, as I would like to see Desmond being confronted by his family again, but so far, I'll just stick to the suggestion that they may be "related" in any shape or form. Smile

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