so in the span of like, a year
we went from Aveline de Granpré, the first female Assassin to lead her own title (even if on a portable system) and the first major WOC Assassin we’ve had to date in the games, and one of exactly two Black women in the entire series (the other being a minor NPC on the Homestead)
to a nameless naked Black woman in a 2 second scene tailored for the male gaze to establish the white hero as a virile swaggering ladies’ man who can bang two chicks at once
we went from Black female empowerment to Black female fetishization and hypersexualization in the span of a year with this series
and don’t get me started on how the Native Assassin got exactly one game, and the awesome ship combat mechanics his game introduced get taken and expanded upon and used with his white grandfather
if they wanted pirate shit either Connor OR Aveline would have made more sense, considering both of them were active in the Caribbean and AVELINE’S FROM NEW ORLEANS
All of this.