Assassins Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Ending Explained

Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes players on a thrilling journey back to 9th century Baghdad, delving into the origin story of Basim. This action-packed game connects directly to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, providing players with important insights and answers to lingering questions. In this article, we will break down the ending of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, so be warned, full spoilers lie ahead.

The Head of the Snake

Basim’s mission to eliminate the leaders of the Order leads him to the grand Palace of the Green Dome. Here, he finally confronts Al-Bahamut, the Order’s main figure in Baghdad. Surprisingly, it is revealed that Al-Bahamut is Qabiha, the former Caliph’s concubine who was killed during the game’s prologue by Nehal.

Qabiha had been aware of Basim’s connection to the ancient Isu civilization ever since her son, Abu ‘Abdallah, witnessed the activation of an ancient disc when Basim touched it in the palace. Knowing the significance of Basim’s abilities, she attempts to convince him to explore a secret chamber beneath the Hidden Ones’ temple of Alamut, promising him answers about his true identity. However, before she can reveal more, Roshan, a master assassin, assassinsates Qabiha. She forewarns Basim that seeking answers will lead to his demise.

The Isu Chamber

Driven by anger over Roshan’s actions, Basim and Nehal embark on a journey to Alamut. Deep beneath the temple, Basim discovers his unique ability to awaken a stone wall with just a touch, revealing a technologically advanced vault door. Just as he is about to proceed, Roshan intervenes, attempting to hinder his progress. However, Basim triumphs over Roshan in combat.

Nehal then teaches Basim the ritual to open the vault door, using his blood, and a deep chamber is unveiled. The architecture of the chamber aligns with the unmistakable Isu design seen in various Assassin’s Creed games. Inside the chamber, Basim is met with a startling revelation - a prison with a sarcophagus at its center. As he opens the sarcophagus, he discovers Nehal inside. It is at this moment that the truth is revealed: Nehal is Basim.

In a mind-bending twist reminiscent of Fight Club, Nehal is an aspect of Basim’s personality, manifesting as an imaginary friend. Every action carried out by Nehal was actually executed by Basim himself, including the assassination of the Caliph. This revelation connects Mirage with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, where players learn that Basim is the reincarnation of Loki. Nehal represents the memories of the original Loki, confined within Basim’s mind.

Unveiling the Isu Holograms

Within the Isu chamber, Nehal activates a hologram using the ancient disc. This implies that the disc functions as a Memory Seal, an Isu device used to store memories. The hologram portrays two figures: a prisoner and a jailor. Basim soon realizes that he himself is the prisoner, while the jailor is the embodiment of the jinni, a supernatural entity that haunts him throughout the game. This jinni represents the torment Basim endured during his previous life as Loki.

Finally confronting and accepting these dark memories, Basim breaks free from the jinni’s control. If the prisoner hologram represents Basim’s experiences as Loki during the Isu era, then it is safe to assume that the jailor symbolizes Odin, as inspired by Norse mythology. Through the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and its expansion, Dawn of Ragnarok, players discover that the Isu version of Loki orchestrated the poisoning of Baldr, Odin’s son. Therefore, the Isu chamber can be interpreted as the Assassin’s Creed version of the binding of Loki myth.

The Future Unveiled

Having come to terms with his painful memories of imprisonment and torture, Basim merges with Nehal, signifying the fusion of Basim’s human body and Loki’s consciousness. This transformation is evident through the rejection Basim faces from his loyal eagle, Enkidu. Animals possess heightened intelligence and sensitivity, leading Enkidu to perceive the malevolent trickster presence within Basim.

In the mesmerizing final scene, Basim vows revenge upon those who subjected him to such torment in his previous life. His quest leads him to seek out Odin, whom he holds responsible for his suffering. This sets the stage for his encounter with Eivor during the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

And there you have it, the intricate ending of Assassin’s Creed Mirage explained. As fans continue to dive deeper into the Valhalla story and its connections to the wider Assassin’s Creed universe, this gripping narrative serves as a testament to the immersive and rich storytelling that the series has become renowned for.

Remember to check out our review and gameplay experience to delve even further into the world of Assassin’s Creed Mirage.