Assassin’s Creed Mirage gives a boost to Basim, a character we’ve seen before, making him the main character. It tells the story of Basim’s life as he goes from being a thief to becoming a master assassin, all before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. But, the ending of Mirage doesn’t neatly connect to Valhalla, and it’s a bit confusing.
So, if you’re puzzled when the game ends, don’t worry. We’ll explain exactly what happens at the end of Assassin’s Creed Mirage and what it could mean for the future of the franchise.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Ending: The end scene of AC Mirage
The Snake’s Head
Basim goes to the Palace of the Green Dome to confront Al-Bahamut, who is the leader of the Order in Baghdad in the Assassin’s Creed Mirage chapter‘s last scene to destroy him. To everyone’s surprise, Al-Bahamut turns out to be Qabiha, the former concubine of the Caliph who was killed by Nehal in the prologue. Qabiha’s son, Abu ‘Abdallah, saw an ancient disc activate when Basim touched it in the palace. He told his mother about it, and since then, Qabiha has known that Basim has a connection to the Isu, an ancient civilization that used to rule the world before humans.
Qabiha tries to persuade Basim by promising that he can learn more about his own identity in a hidden chamber beneath the Hidden Ones‘ temple of Alamut. But before she can reveal more, she is assassinated by Roshan, a skilled assassin. Roshan warns Basim that if he goes searching for answers, she will kill him.
The Isu Chamber
Basim and Nehal got mad at Roshan’s actions, so they decided to travel to Alamut. Deep inside the temple, Basim touched a wall, and it magically disappeared, showing a high-tech vault door. Roshan tried to stop him, but Basim defeated her in a fight.
Nehal then taught Basim how to open the vault door using his blood. Inside, they found a chamber with Isu-style architecture, like in other Assassin’s Creed games. In the chamber, Basim found a prison with a special coffin in the middle. He opened it, only to discover that Nehal was inside.
Basim and Nehal are One
Nehal is a part of Basim’s personality that he imagines as a friend, just like in Fight Club. This means everything Nehal did, Basim did too, including killing the Caliph.
This connection between Nehal and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is because, in the game, we find out that Basim is the reincarnation of Loki. Nehal represents the memories of the original Loki hidden within Basim.
Here’s the explanation:
In the Assassin’s Creed world, there was an ancient civilization called the Isu, and they influenced human mythology. Loki was one of the Isu, which influenced Norse mythology. A long time ago, the Isu faced a world-ending event, so they created a supercomputer called Yggdrasill to help them survive. The Aesir Isu, including Loki, stored their minds in Yggdrasill, and these minds were later put into human bodies many centuries later. This allowed the Aesir to live on in human form.
The name Nehal comes from Persian and means “newly planted tree.” So, in a way, Nehal represents the new life or seed of Loki, stored in Yggdrasill, and now inside Basim.
Is there a Secret Ending of Assassin’s Creed Mirage?
Somewhat later in the story, Basim leaves a temple, but the Hidden One’s group no longer wants him. Roshan, who’s part of the group, quits her position. Basim is now very different because he has the memories and power of Loki inside him. This is clear when his eagle, Enkidu, doesn’t recognize him and flies away instead of staying with him.
To put it simply, there’s no hidden or special ending in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. Once you discover Basim’s true self, the story takes you back to Baghdad. You can still explore the city and do extra things, but the main storyline won’t continue beyond this point.
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