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戴斯蒙德:“你说,杀掉韦迪克之后,Abstergo就会回归正道么?
威廉:“不好说,虽说他是Animus研究方面的领军人物,但是这项技术已经被他们保有了数十年,能够取代他位置的人想来不会少
——戴斯蒙德与威廉·迈尔斯议论沃伦·韦迪克,2012年[来源]
沃伦·韦迪克(生年不详-2012)生前曾是圣殿骑士团内殿团成员,也是阿布斯泰戈工业名下Animus计划的主导人。而他在Animus计划中的如此地位,最终使他成为了Animus的发明者,并由此成为了世界基因记忆研究领域的领军人物。数十年间,他一直致力于为Animus 计划寻找实验体,以便探索他们的基因记忆,并借此获取有关刺客组织伊甸圣器的重要情报。

Warren Vidic (unknown – 2012) was a member of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order and the Director of the Animus Project at Abstergo Industries. His latter position was acquired as the world's leading pioneer of research on genetic memory and the inventor of the Animus. For decades, he was in charge of finding new subjects for the Animus, through which he could explore their genetic memories to uncover vital intelligence on both the Assassins and the Pieces of Eden.

韦迪克从上世纪七十年代直至2012死去之前于基因记忆领域的主要研究进展都是建立在他对自己的竞争对手——代理计划的领头人艾琳·波克的破坏工作,以及采用强制手段在背离他人意愿的前提下将他们作为Animus实验体进行记忆探索的基础之上。虽说韦迪克本人就是Animus计划的2号实验体,但是计划中的其他实验对象大多都是被绑架而来。这些实验体中最为特别的就是那些拥有刺客血统的个体——比如丹尼尔·克洛斯克莱·卡奇马雷克,以及戴斯蒙德·迈尔斯

His advances in the realm of genetic memory, spanning from the 1970s to his death in 2012, was characterized by sabotage of competitors such as Aileen Bock of the Surrogate Initiative and coercion of individuals against their will to serve as his subjects for the Animus. Although he himself was designated as Subject 2, a vast majority of his subjects were obtained via abductions, most notably the Assassin descendants Daniel Cross, Clay Kaczmarek, and Desmond Miles.

沃伦对丹尼尔·克洛斯进行了改造,使其成为了一名“沉睡者”,克洛斯随后对刺客组织领导人“导师”进行的刺杀以及他随后带着世界各地刺客据点情报返回的行为直接引发了2000年对刺客进行的“大清洗”,可以说,在这次事件中,沃伦可谓是首恶的存在。

For his part in twisting Cross into a sleeper agent, Warren was a major catalyst of the Great Purge of 2000, whereby the Assassins were almost annihilated across the world due to Cross's assassination of their leader, the Mentor, and his subsequent flight back to Abstergo with knowledge of their bases.

沃伦拥有内殿九人团之一的身份,同时他也全力投身于圣殿骑士希望借由发射Abstergo之眼以完成阿克夏卫星网络并最终建立世界新秩序,亦即统治世界的计划。而韦迪克也因此接下了一个非常紧要的任务——寻找一件可以用于Abstergo之眼上的伊甸圣器,而在2号苹果湮没于丹佛国际机场事故之后,这个任务变得尤为重要。

As one of the nine members of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order, Warren was party to the full extent of the Templars' plots for their New World Order, which they hoped to achieve by launching the Eye-Abstergo, a key component of the Akashic Satellite Plexus that would entail world domination. To that end, he was assigned the critical mission of locating a Piece of Eden to power the Eye-Abstergo especially in the aftermath of the Denver International Airport incident that destroyed the Apple of Eden 2.

2012年九月,在韦迪克的16号实验体,克莱·卡奇马雷克因出血效应自杀后,他绑来了传奇刺客阿泰尔·伊本·拉-阿哈德的后裔戴斯蒙德·迈尔斯补缺,而在戴斯蒙德在他先祖的记忆中找到一副标示了世界各地的伊述神庙的地图之前,韦迪克都一直在强迫他进行高强度的记忆探索。这还不算,这之后韦迪克便放任刺客们救走了戴斯蒙德,冀望他安插的双面间谍露西·斯提尔曼能够窃取戴斯蒙德在合作态度下找到的任意一件伊甸圣器。然而,名为“塞壬计划”的这项卧底行动,最终还是以露西的死亡宣告了流产——而杀害她的凶手,正是取得苹果后被伊述遗民朱诺控制了身体的戴斯蒙德。

In September 2012, after Clay Kaczmarek, his Subject 16, was driven to suicide from the Bleeding Effect, Warren replaced him with Desmond Miles, the descendant of legendary Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. While he was able to force Desmond into reliving Altaïr's memories until he witnessed a map detailing the sites of Isu temples, he nevertheless allowed Desmond to be rescued by the Assassins in the hopes that had his double agent Lucy Stillman could subsequently steal whatever Piece of Eden they discovered through Desmond's willful cooperation. Ultimately, this scheme, termed Project Siren, was foiled when Desmond killed Lucy while under the control of the Isu Juno just as he acquired another Apple of Eden.

不过这次失败对韦迪克的信心几乎没有任何打击——在塞壬计划进行的同时,他又开展了Animi训练计划,用以快速训练新兵,其中一人便是尤哈尼·奥措·贝格,此人曾是一名芬兰雇佣兵,而在接下来的日子里,他将成为教团羽翼之下最为致命的外勤特工——而此后的尤哈尼也的确不负上峰所望:藉由他的协助,韦迪克终于在2012年12月12日抓到了戴斯蒙德的父亲,威廉·迈尔斯,并打算以他的性命为筹码让刺客们交出戴斯蒙德找到的伊甸苹果。然而他的如意算盘最后还是没打成:两天过后,戴斯蒙德带着苹果单枪匹马杀进了韦迪克所在的Abstergo罗马分部,并当着他的面用苹果控制了周遭的守卫,我们的2号实验体就这么看着自己机关算尽欲图取得的物事,死在了自己人的枪口之下。

This setback did little to discourage Warren, who in the meantime operated the Animi Training Program to flash-train new recruits such as Juhani Otso Berg, a Finnish mercenary who would become the Order's deadliest field operative. Through Juhani, Warren was able to facilitate the capture of Desmond's father, the Assassin leader William Miles on 12 December 2012, who he was confident could be ransomed to the Assassins for Desmond's Apple of Eden. His prediction proved wrong when two days later, Desmond stormed his facility in Rome and used the Apple to force his own guards to kill him.

生平编辑

早年编辑

Warren Vidic had been working for Abstergo Industries since at least 1976. He was often said to be unpleasant to work with, and was constantly engrossed in his work, concentrating on the progress that he and his employees made.[1]

At the same time, Vidic's development of the Animus was in fierce competition with the Surrogate Initiative, spearheaded by his colleague Aileen Bock. In order to ensure that his project would keep the upper hand between the two, Vidic secretly wiretapped the offices, laboratories, and phones of Bock and her co-workers. Vidic later transferred countless hours of these illegal recordings onto a set of 160 reel-to-reel tapes and kept them in his home. [2]

It was his ideas and theories that allowed for the creation of the Animus, though he left the assembly and engineering of the created Animi to his co-worker, Lucy Stillman, as well as several other Abstergo engineers. Nevertheless, Warren oversaw the entire Animus project upon its inception.[1] It was around this time that Vidic himself took part in the Animus Project, as Subject 2, and viewed among others the memories of one of his ancestors, Geoffroy Thérage, the executioner of Jeanne d'Arc.[2]

Sometime before this, Warren had recruited Lucy into working for Abstergo. Though Lucy was attempting to finish her doctorate in the university she studied at the time, her professors disliked the subject of her doctorate, calling it a "pseudo-science" that would discredit and embarrass them if she were to pursue it.[1]

From there, Lucy approached several other universities and companies afterwards, receiving the same reactions ubiquitously, until she eventually received a letter from Warren. He claimed that he had been following her work since she was an undergraduate, and that he found great promise in it, as well as her. Flattered and being left with little other choice, Lucy accepted the position she was offered at Abstergo. Later though, she wondered whether Abstergo had been behind the widespread rejection of her theories from the beginning.[1]

Warren kept a close eye on Lucy when she joined the Animus project, and once rescued her from an attempt on her life by three men, who were her co-workers. After Warren saved her, he promised her that they would never bother her again.[1]

早期实验体编辑

“I admit, I felt a certain sense of almost fatherly pride, seeing our boy grown and carrying on our work.”
——Warren to Alan Rikkin, regarding Daniel Cross.[来源]
ACF vidic surgery

沃伦在20世纪80年代给4号实验体手术

In 1983, Warren began to experiment on Subject 4, a young boy who would later be named "Daniel Cross."[3]

Placing Daniel in the Animus to relive the memories of his ancestor, Warren also experimented on him using a replicated Piece of Eden. Before setting him free, however, Warren embedded Daniel with a subconscious impulse to assassinate the Mentor of the Assassin Order if he would ever meet him.[3]

In 2010, Vidic was already laying the groundwork for the experimental Animi Training Program, recruiting promising subjects such as Juhani Otso Berg. One night, Vidic led an Abstergo strike team into Berg's home, where he supplied Abstergo-brand medicine to Berg's ailing toddler, Elina. Promising more of the medicine to help cure the girl, Vidic was able to convince Berg to join the program.[4]

Together, Warren and Lucy both worked on Subject 15, who was a pregnant woman. Their experiments did have difficulties with the Animus though, which began reading the genetic memories from both Subject 15 and her baby's father, stemming from the fetus.[5]

Over time, Warren soon grew impatient with how long it took for his subjects to gain enough synchronization with their ancestors and access further memories. This, along with receiving much pressure from his superiors, led him to ignore Lucy's warnings and force Subject 16, Clay Kaczmarek, into the Animus for days on end.[6]

As a result, Clay began to suffer severely from the Bleeding Effect, causing him to hallucinate and confuse the lives of his ancestors with his own. This eventually led him to a mental breakdown, wherein he had to be restrained by several Abstergo employees and injected with Paliperidone.[6]

It was too late however, as Clay had come into contact with a member of the First Civilization named Juno during his hallucinations, and was later successful with a suicide attempt, after installing an electronic imprint of himself onto the Animus and inscribing several cryptic messages on the wall of his room using his own blood, before passing away.[1]

Afterwards, Warren requested Lucy to assign a linguist and a historian to research and decipher the messages Subject 16 had left behind.[6]

17号实验体编辑

“I'm about ready to pull the plug on your Subject Seventeen. So either get me results or get another person into that Animus.”
——An e-mail from Alan Rikkin to Warren.[来源]
AC1 Vidic Animus

沃伦像戴斯蒙德解释Animus

In the year 2012, Warren authorized the capture of the seventeenth test subject, a bartender named Desmond Miles from New York City. After his retrieval, both Warren and Lucy personally oversaw Desmond's interactions in the Animus at the Abstergo laboratory in Rome, Italy.[1]

At first, Warren found the new test subject both unwilling and, subconsciously insecure enough to explore his ancestor's memories. He only managed to gain his co-operation after threatening to medically induce a coma, force Desmond into the Animus, and then discard his body afterwards.[1]

However, despite Desmond's cooperation, progress was slow. After the fate of Clay, Lucy was overly protective of Desmond's health, and insisted on short sessions within the Animus to avoid the Bleeding Effect. Though irritable about the deadline the two had, and after a brief argument between him and Lucy, Warren consented to her requests.[1]

AC1 Desmond Vidic Wakeup

沃伦走向戴斯蒙德

As the week went on though, and as Desmond made progress within the Animus, Warren's mood swung from short-tempered to calm and collected. During one such day, whilst looking out over the skyline outside his laboratory, Warren deliberately left his access pen in plain sight in his pocket, allowing Desmond to steal it "without him noticing".[1]

At the beginning of each day, Warren was often the one to wake Desmond and order him into the Animus. At these times, Warren would also converse with Desmond, speaking a little about the Templars' achievements, and their pursuit of a New World Order.[1]

Towards the end of the week, as Desmond began to approach the conclusion of his journey within his ancestor's memories, Warren started to become much more eager and insistent on a quick closure. After witnessing the death of Al Mualim, and the activation of the Apple of Eden in Desmond's genetic memories, Warren recorded the map displayed within the memory, commenting triumphantly "We've got it."[1]

AC1 Monitoring Desmond

沃伦和露西俯察戴斯蒙德

As Desmond awoke, he saw three suited individuals in the laboratory's conference room. The three begun discussing the session results with Warren, and insisted upon Desmond's immediate termination. Though Warren agreed, Lucy interrupted, claiming that Desmond could still be of use to them.[1]

She and Warren argued to the point of Warren claiming that Lucy was undermining his authority, though he eventually consented to "leave nothing to chance". Ordering Desmond back into his room, Warren left the laboratory.[1]

Soon after this, realizing the threat on Desmond's life, Lucy revealed herself to be allied to the Assassins, and helped Desmond escape Abstergo, though this was also one of Warren's plots in order to take Desmond to a more comfortable environment.[5]

追杀戴斯蒙德编辑

“We miss you terribly. There's still so much work for us to do together.”
——Warren to Desmond, during his attempt to recapture him.[来源]

The next day, Warren received word of Desmond's escape, and Lucy's "betrayal". Abstergo quickly started tracking the Assassins down, and within three days, Warren led an assault on the Assassins' warehouse hideout.[5]

Assassin hideout AC II 2

沃伦在藏身处对峙戴斯蒙德和露西

Accompanied by a contingent of Abstergo security guards, Warren attempted to apprehend Desmond and Lucy, arriving just as Desmond finished exploring the memory of another of his ancestors, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, after the conflict at the Vatican Vault and Minerva's message. Warren attempted to coerce Desmond into coming peacefully, whilst berating Lucy for turning on him.[5]

Both Assassins rejected his offer, and so Warren ordered his guards to take them by force, while he himself merely watched from the open back of a truck. Minutes later, however, following the death or incapacitation of his men, Warren was confronted by Desmond.[5]

Desmond challenged Warren to face him, but Warren only told him that it was a matter of time until he and Lucy were "both back where they belonged." Then, after commenting that the Assassins should enjoy their temporary victory, he fled.[5]

However, the true intention behind the attack was to obtain the tapes of Desmond Miles' Animus sessions that were intentionally left at the Assassin hideout by Lucy Stillman.[7] Following the attack, Vidic maintained contact with Lucy via e-mail, using the name "William M.", and reminded her to not let her friendship with Desmond jeopardize the Templars' plans.[8]

Animi训练计划编辑

“You serve Abstergo well, and your skills in the Animus continue to impress.”
——Warren to Juhani Otso Berg.[来源]
ACR Vidic Recruits

沃伦和第二阶Animi训练计划参与者

Upon his return to Abstergo, Warren began to lead a mass training of several of Abstergo's loyal agents, using Animi in the same way as the Assassins had trained Desmond. Purposefully using the Bleeding Effect, he began to infuse them with the skills necessary to track down and defeat the Assassins.[9]

Impressed by some of the recruits, Warren progressed them to the next training program and awarded them with wealth and a privileged status in society. He even appeared to Juhani Otso Berg with a toast upon arriving at their new mansion. Berg was eventually inducted into the Inner Sanctum, and was soon sent after the leader of the Assassins, William Miles, who had finally been located.[10]

死亡编辑

Vidic:“Not so fast, Mister Miles. In case you hadn't noticed, I'm the one calling the shots here. Now give me the Apple.
Desmond:“You want it? Fine. Here it is.
——Vidic and Desmond, before Desmond uses the Apple to kill him, 2012.

When the Templar agents successfully captured William Miles in December 2012, Vidic sent Desmond Miles and his team a video proposing his demands: Give him the Apple of Eden and William would be returned to them safely. Despite the fact that William would tell the team to forget him, Desmond decided to rescue his father.[11]

AC3 Vidic's Last Moments

沃伦为生命讨饶

Once Desmond arrived at the Abstergo facility in Italy, Vidic ordered him to come in peacefully. Desmond refused, killing any security guards who crossed his path. In retaliation, Warren sent Daniel Cross to deal with the Assassin. But once Cross had Desmond cornered, he began to suffer from the Bleeding Effect and fled trying to deal with his mental breakdown.[11]

Vidic, frustrated with Desmond, stated that he was no longer an asset to Abstergo and authorized the guards to kill him on sight. Meanwhile, Desmond pursued Cross through the Animus Training Facility and killed him. Vidic was furious at Cross's death, screaming that the Assassins only took while Templars gave the world order and peace.[11]

Eventually Desmond reached Vidic's office, where his father sat surrounded by armed guards. Vidic demanding Desmond to hand him the Apple. Desmond reached out with the Apple in his hand, but instead of giving it to Warren, used its power to manipulate the security guards in the room. As Vidic pleaded for the last time, Desmond influenced one of guards to turn his weapon on Warren and kill him.[11]

After his death, Abstergo discovered the hidden set of tapes concerning the Surrogate Initiative in his home. The tapes were transferred into Abstergo's mainframe and a select few were accessed via hacking by a research analyst working for Abstergo Entertainment in 2013.[2]

After killing Vidic, Desmond asked William whether Vidic's death would have dealt a major blow to the Templars. William responded that it may not be so, as Abstergo still had others as capable as Vidic.[11] Nonetheless, Vidic's death threw the Inner Sanctum intro disarray. His replacement and rival, Álvaro Gramática, was unable to unify the Templars towards a common goal like Vidic had.[12]

人物特征编辑

“I believe there was a book that claimed the world was created in seven days. Best-seller too!”
——Warren to Desmond Miles, regarding the Bible.[来源]

Warren Vidic was a hardened scientist and fanatical member of the Templar Order, doing all he could to make progress in his work, even if it meant undermining others, as evidenced in his illegal tapping of the Surrogate Initiative's phones. Although he was an intelligent man, he was also somewhat absent-minded, and often needed reminding of passcodes. He was also careless with his access pen, which he often allowed to hang loosely out of his pocket; this resulted in him losing it once in the parking lot,[6] and again, far more seriously, to his test subject Desmond, at the Abstergo laboratories.[1]

As an atheist, Warren lacked belief in any god, asserting that many religious artifacts such as the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Apple were simply technology left behind by Those Who Came Before. Ruthless, yet clumsy, he had a short temper and showed little care for the welfare of his test subjects.[1][6] However, Warren could be devious, orchestrating a plan with Lucy Stillman for her to take Desmond away from Abstergo and retrieve the Piece of Eden when it had been discovered by her and her Assassin colleagues, Rebecca Crane and Shaun Hastings, dubbed "Project Siren".[7]

While Warren may be unrelenting, he was not entirely without compassion or compromise. He approached Juhani Otso Berg with a generous offer into Abstergo in exchange for further medical treatment for the latter's daughter; he even accepted Berg's request to let him kill the guard who upset young Elina.[4] Warren had grown fond of Lucy Stillman and Daniel Cross. After convincing Lucy to defect from the Assassins, he took her into his confidence, teaching her the Templar ways. Unlike with most of his subordinates,[7] he was willing to grant whatever requests Lucy made, if it would help serve the mission.[1] Likewise, Warren expressed great pride in Daniel,[13] considering him as a sort of son—and a "sickly son," at that. Both Lucy and Daniel's deaths hit Warren hard, and he would not rest until they were avenged.[11]

琐闻趣事编辑

  • Warren is a name related to the word warden via the Germanic root *war-, meaning "to protect, to defend, to guard": the word's sense of "enclosed area" comes from the Gaulish word varenna, of the same meaning.
  • An e-mail from Alan Rikkin confirmed that Warren was in possession of a Crystal Skull.
  • In the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer, Warren features in the introductory video, and as the narrator for the training program.
  • A letter within the Cluster puzzles, discussing the partial reproduction of the Pieces of Eden's mind control signal over a television network, was signed with the initials W.V.
  • In Assassin's Creed, Warren Vidic has a pin on the left side of his coat that was identical to the cloak clasps worn by Robert de Sable in Jerusalem, featuring a variant of the Templar insignia.
  • Vidic was part of the development team for Abstergo’s Liberation video game.

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