Charles Lee was already known as being one of the bad guys from the early trailers, so his close relationship with Haytham was kinda suspect.
Even more suspect was the fact that for 3 hours they never say 'Templar' and 'Assassins' openly, after 4 games that showed that dualism down our throat. Plus there was something very obviously wrong about Haytham and his crew, they looked nothing like the Assassin's we played so far.
just like Desmond. I even read Ziio;s updated database entry before the reveal and I thought it just meantshe stopped seeing Haytham because he was an Assassin and she messed up with dealing with some, at the time, unrevealed Templar maybe I'm a bit thick in the skull....but it made for a fantastic opening. My favorite the gen, since probably Arkham City.
It took hundreds to kill me, but I killed humans by the THOUSANDS!!! Look at me!!! I am sublime!! I am the TRUE face of evil!!!