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23rd Nov '16 1:02:29 AM DLC1
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Columbia. Beautiful sky-high city... under ultra-nationalist, imperialist rule with angry robots, gun-toting xenophobes and bloodthirsty anarchists trying to kill you. It's possibly ''worse'' than Rapture, considering that everyone who tried to kill you in Rapture at least had the excuse of being completely insane, and the enemies in Columbia are either punch clock mooks, or bloodthirsty terrorists.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Columbia. Beautiful sky-high city... under ultra-nationalist, ultra-nationalist,theocratic and imperialist rule with angry robots, gun-toting xenophobes and bloodthirsty anarchists trying to kill you. It's possibly ''worse'' than Rapture, considering that everyone who tried to kill you in Rapture at least had the excuse of being completely insane, and the enemies in Columbia are either punch clock mooks, or bloodthirsty terrorists.
26th Oct '16 3:18:41 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter:
** During the game, your character will betray Elizabeth by trying to take her to New York rather than Paris. She starts crying and ends up hitting you and knocking you out, then flees from you repeatedly. When you finally catch up to her she says she doesn't trust you and only reluctantly agrees to join you again. This is all despite the fact that you had no choice in what happened - it occurred in a CutScene.
** ''Episode 1'' ends with the player being blamed for the events that took place in a flashback ([[spoiler:accidentally killing an alternate Elizabeth]]), and which weren't even entirely the character's fault ([[spoiler:as it wouldn't have happened if the Elizabeth in this game hadn't distracted you]]).
22nd Oct '16 2:56:54 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** The Handymen. According to their quotes, they live in ''constant'' agony because of their exoskeleton.
24th Sep '16 11:41:14 AM rjd1922
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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Not even the power of God will whitewash your sins if you don't make a serious attempt at atonement.]]

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not even the power of God will whitewash your sins if you don't make a serious attempt at atonement.]]



** When Booker first arrives at the tower, he sees a water tub with "Of Thy Sins Shall I Wash Thee" over it. Booker mutters under his breath "Good luck with that, pal." [[spoiler:This doesn't become symbolic until later when you learn about Booker's rejected baptism]]. And, of course, the baptism that shortly follows [[spoiler:sees Booker almost drown]]...

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** When Booker first arrives at the tower, lighthouse, he sees a water tub with "Of Thy Sins Shall I Wash Thee" over it. Booker mutters under his breath "Good luck with that, pal." [[spoiler:This doesn't become symbolic until later when you learn about Booker's rejected baptism]]. And, of course, the baptism that shortly follows [[spoiler:sees Booker almost drown]]...
18th Sep '16 1:06:57 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** Columbian rhetoric also has a lot of similarities to Nazi Germany: obviously, they share white supremacy and the leader principle--Comstock could easily be considered an analogue to Hitler--but then there's the more subtle militant ideology encouraging early enlistment, complete with the junior wing of future soldiers as the Comstock Cadets (Hitler Youth, anyone?), and a Voxophone you can find in the Fraternal Order of the Raven's building has Comstock monologue about the emancipation of African-Americans only freeing them to become lazy and impoverished where they had "honest work" as slaves before, which smacks of Nazis propaganda showing Jews in their "natural habitat" of ghettos, conveniently ignoring that the Nazis forced them to live there in the first place, much like the Columbians force the non-white working class to live in Finkton, itself a ghetto.

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** Columbian rhetoric also has a lot of similarities to Nazi Germany: obviously, they share white supremacy and the leader principle--Comstock could easily be considered an analogue to Hitler--but then there's the more subtle militant ideology encouraging early enlistment, complete with the junior wing of future soldiers as the Comstock Cadets (Hitler Youth, anyone?), and anyone?)--and singing models of cadets at Soldier's Field are even goose-stepping--and a Voxophone you can find in the Fraternal Order of the Raven's building has Comstock monologue about the emancipation of African-Americans only freeing them to become lazy and impoverished where they had "honest work" as slaves before, which smacks of Nazis propaganda showing Jews in their "natural habitat" of ghettos, conveniently ignoring that the Nazis forced them to live there in the first place, much like the Columbians force the non-white working class to live in Finkton, itself a ghetto.
17th Sep '16 9:07:39 AM rjd1922
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* BadFuture: Booker's vision of a [[TheEighties 1980s]] New York being destroyed by Columbia. (A billboard [[ShoutOut suggests it's]] NineteenEightyFour!) [[spoiler:Booker eventually learns this is a future where Comstock stripped away Elizabeth's free will, essentially turning her into a female version of him. Thankfully, future Elizabeth retained enough willpower to bring Booker to her and show him how to prevent it]].

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* BadFuture: Booker's vision of a [[TheEighties 1980s]] New York being destroyed by Columbia. (A billboard [[ShoutOut suggests it's]] NineteenEightyFour!) Literature/NineteenEightyFour!) [[spoiler:Booker eventually learns this is a future where Comstock stripped away Elizabeth's free will, essentially turning her into a female version of him. Thankfully, future Elizabeth retained enough willpower to bring Booker to her and show him how to prevent it]].
15th Sep '16 2:35:05 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** Columbian rhetoric also has a lot of similarities to Nazi Germany: obviously, they share white supremacy and the leader principle--Comstock could easily be considered an analogue to Hitler--but then there's the more subtle militant ideology encouraging early enlistment, complete with the junior wing of future soldiers as the Comstock Cadets (Hitler Youth, anyone?), and a Voxophone you can find in the Fraternal Order of the Raven's building has Comstock monologue about the emancipation of African-Americans only freeing them to become lazy and impoverished where they had "honest work" as slaves before, which smacks of Nazis propaganda showing Jews in their "natural habitat" of ghettos, conveniently ignoring that the Nazis forced them to live there in the first place, much like the Columbians force the non-white working class to live in Finkton, itself a ghetto.
29th Jul '16 8:32:09 AM LadyThrimbletrimmer
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** Similar to the idea of Elizabeth escorting Booker, FromACertainPointOfView the entire game is an escort mission for [[spoiler:the Luteces, who are guiding Booker and Elizabeth through the story from the very beginning.]]
17th Jul '16 1:26:34 AM WanderingBrowser
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** There's also the citizens of Columbia in general. It sure is a lot easier to hate them when they're not being executed in the streets and forced to abandon their homes and everything they own to escape the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized uprising]].

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** There's also the citizens of Columbia in general. It sure is a lot easier to hate them when they're not being executed in the streets and forced to abandon their homes and everything they own to escape the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Vox Populi uprising]].



** When you escape the tower with Elizabeth and fall into the water, the Songbird dives in after you, but is forced to retreat when the water pressure begins harming it (foreshadowing the ending.) The thing is, it's about ''ten feet'' below the surface -- for practical purposes, there is no water pressure at that shallow a depth, and certainly nothing that would crack its glass eye.

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** When [[spoiler: you escape the tower with Elizabeth Elizabeth]] and fall into the water, the Songbird dives in after you, but is forced to retreat when the water pressure begins harming it (foreshadowing the ending.) The thing is, it's about ''ten feet'' below the surface -- for practical purposes, there is no water pressure at that shallow a depth, and certainly nothing that would crack its glass eye.



** [[spoiler: Songbird's eye cracks from the pressure of being underwater when it seeks out Booker. Note it's a relatively ''shallow'' depth, so when Songbird ends up at the floor of the ocean]]...

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** [[spoiler: Songbird's eye cracks from the pressure of being underwater when it seeks out Booker.dives after Booker when the escape from the tower leads to the beach. Note it's a relatively ''shallow'' depth, so when Songbird ends up at the floor of the ocean]]...
23rd Jun '16 2:37:20 AM gewunomox
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** A girl in the slums singing CreedenceClearwaterRevival's 1969 ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADErOyjjE8 Fortunate Son]]'' as a spiritual/gospel song. Earlier, this is heard through a tear.

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** A girl in the slums singing CreedenceClearwaterRevival's Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival's 1969 ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADErOyjjE8 Fortunate Son]]'' as a spiritual/gospel song. Earlier, this is heard through a tear.
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