History Characters / BioShock1

20th Feb '18 3:12:50 PM rjd1922
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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:By driving a scalpel into her brain no less.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:By driving a scalpel into her brain no less.]]]] He also heavily pressures Jack to harvest the Little Sisters, with the excuse that they're not really children any more, even saying not doing so is putting his family's life on the line.
4th Feb '18 2:18:48 PM Kalaong
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*BenevolentBoss: [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Meeting_Ryan He started out as one.]] But when Fontaine pushed him, he ultimately broke like glass.
-->'''Transcript''': I met Ryan the day me and the lads were installing the bathroom plumbing up in his posh Park Avenue digs. "Oi!" says he, "What's with all the brass fittings? General contractor had me down for the tin." "Well," I says, "I supposed it's the contractor then who'll be bailing out your loo once a fortnight, is it? If it's price you're worried about, I'll be picking up the brass, so not to worry, squire." "And why would you be doing that?" says he. "Well, Mr. Ryan, profit or not, no man bails water out of privies built by Bill McDonagh." The next day I finds out, I'm Ryan's new general contractor.
23rd Jan '18 6:12:08 PM rjd1922
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Cohen is a common last name among Jews and a royal name in the Jewish religion. A non-jew with that last name would be like a non-muslim having the name Muhammad.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Cohen is a common last name among Jews and a royal name in the Jewish religion. A non-jew non-Jew with that last name would be like a non-muslim non-Muslim having the name Muhammad.
18th Jan '18 7:25:53 AM TheNerfGuy
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* OlderThanTheyLook: According to the [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Andrew_Ryan Bioshock wiki]], Ryan was born in 1892, which would make him 67 or 68 at the time of the first game. From his pictures on the audio diaries he looks like a healthy man in his mid-forties, and while he seems older when you meet him at the end, he certainly doesn't look nearly 70. It's justified. In Rapture, you'll often see ads for a gene tonic that makes you look 'twenty years younger!' Apparently, they actually work.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: According to the [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Andrew_Ryan Bioshock wiki]], Ryan was born in 1892, 1911, which would make him 67 48 or 68 49 at the time of the first game. From his pictures on the audio diaries he looks like a healthy man in his mid-forties, mid-thirties, and while he seems older when you meet him at the end, he certainly doesn't look nearly 70.50. It's justified. In Rapture, you'll often see ads for a gene tonic that makes you look 'twenty years younger!' Apparently, they actually work.



* PlayingWithPuppets: [[spoiler:Ryan does this to you when you confront him.]]

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* %%* PlayingWithPuppets: [[spoiler:Ryan Ryan does this to you when you confront him.]]



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In ''Burial at Sea'', there's a letter from her to Suchong trying convince him to pull a HeelFaceTurn by appealing to his guilt from creating Little Sisters. Needless to say, this was ineffective.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In ''Burial at Sea'', there's a letter from her to Suchong trying convince him to pull a HeelFaceTurn by appealing to his guilt from creating Little Sisters. Needless to say, this was It proved ineffective.



* WarForFunAndProfit: The gun-dispensing "Power to the People" vending machines were built by Fontaine. They were a cynical ploy to spur paranoia and armed conflict between the citizens of Rapture, who were growing fearful of the splicers as well as their own government. Needless to say, this was a successful side venture for Fontaine Futuristics.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The gun-dispensing "Power to the People" vending machines were built by Fontaine. They were a cynical ploy to spur paranoia and armed conflict between the citizens of Rapture, who were growing fearful of the splicers as well as their own government. Needless to say, this It was a successful side venture for Fontaine Futuristics.
9th Jan '18 12:57:07 AM AdamC
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* JerkassHasAPoint: As pointed above, Fontaine wisely identifies the fact that most of Rapture's population came into the city already expecting to become rich and successful captains of industry, while they all seem to forget the importance of blue-collar workers and that not everyone has the same luck. Naturally, this made it all the easier for him to exploit people in his favor.
** Invoking this trope is how he got the public's support against Andrew Ryan, by helping to show how fallible he was in his own philosophy.


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* VillainHasAPoint: Fontaine'll be the first person to admit that his success in Rapture came by exploiting serious problems that the city already had. He wisely identifies that most of Rapture's population came into the city already expecting to become rich and successful captains of industry, while they all seem to forget the importance of blue-collar workers and that not everyone has the same luck. Unlike Ryan, who never had a single drop of sympathy for people down on their luck, Fontaine at least ''pretended'' to care about Rapture's downtrodden, opening up "Fontaine's Home for the Poor" as a way of demonstrating how unjust Ryan's system ultimate was. Ryan's hearty abandonment of his own principles in the pursuit of stopping him just made Frank all the more honest-looking.
4th Jan '18 8:57:44 PM AdamC
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* HardOnSoftScience: In ''[=BioShock=] 2'', Ryan was opposed to the ''idea'' of having a psychologist delivered into Rapture and doesn't think much of the science, most likely out of a belief that psychiatry was just a form of social control by "the parasites." He's eventually convinced to bring in Sophia Lamb to calm down citizens suffering from depression and hysteria.

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* HardOnSoftScience: In ''[=BioShock=] 2'', Ryan was opposed to the ''idea'' of having a psychologist delivered into Rapture and doesn't think much of the science, most likely out of a belief that psychiatry was just a form of social control by "the parasites." He's When large swaths of the population experience hysteria and depression as a result of living on the bottom of the ocean without sunlight, he eventually convinced relents to bring in the market demand by allowing Sophia Lamb to calm down citizens suffering from depression and hysteria.in the city despite his distaste for her craft.
23rd Dec '17 10:42:21 AM Knowall
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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:You can tell from the moment Andrew Ryan sets Rapture Central Control to self-destruct that "Atlas" seems to be losing his Irish accent as he tells you to "whack the chump before this whole joint blows". Then, once Jack breaks free of the mind control setting, Fontaine rages over how he did it, telling him to go to Point Prometheus to settle the issue once and for all. And there he begins losing it even more as Jack dons a Big Daddy disguise, still continuing to fight against his orders and playing the family card on him again, threatening him and Tenembaum, as well as the Little Sisters under her care, all in a futile effort to discourage him from continuing. It finally culimates in Fontaine giving himself into a ''massive'' amount of ADAM to fight Jack in person, rambling about how he was responsible for his very life to begin with.]]
23rd Dec '17 10:34:57 AM Knowall
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* JerkassHasAPoint: As pointed above, Fontaine wisely identifies the fact that most of Rapture's population came into the city already expecting to become rich and successful captains of industry, while they all seem to forget the importance of blue-collar workers and that not everyone has the same luck. Naturally, this made it all the easier for him to exploit people in his favor.
** Invoking this trope is how he got the public's support against Andrew Ryan, by helping to show how fallible he was in his own philosophy.
19th Dec '17 7:39:44 PM Kalaong
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-->[[spoiler: Suchong: "Is that your puppy? She's very pretty..."]]
-->[[spoiler: Jack: "Thank you, Papa Suchong."]]
-->[[spoiler: Suchong: [[KickTheDog "Break her neck for me."]]]]
-->[[spoiler: Jack: [[FlatWhat "What?"]]]]
-->[[spoiler: Suchong: "Break that sweet puppy's neck."]]
-->[[spoiler: Jack: "No... please..."]]
-->[[spoiler: Suchong: "Break that puppy's neck - [[TriggerPhrase Would You Kindly..."]]]]

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-->[[spoiler: Suchong: "Is that your puppy? She's very pretty..."]]
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Jack: "Thank you, Papa Suchong."]]
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Suchong: [[KickTheDog "Break her neck for me."]]]]
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Jack: [[FlatWhat "What?"]]]]
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"What?"]]]]\\
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Suchong: "Break that sweet puppy's neck."]]
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Jack: "No... please..."]]
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Suchong: "Break that puppy's neck - [[TriggerPhrase Would You Kindly..."]]]]



* SignificantAnagram: His name contains all the letters to spell out Creator/AynRand.

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* SignificantAnagram: His name contains all the letters to spell out Andrew Ryan = We R Creator/AynRand.
1st Dec '17 8:27:42 AM PrecipitousTom
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* NiceGirl: In the CrapsackWorld of Rapture, no-one is ever able to produce any evidence that she isn't a genuinely passionate artist and social activist who just happens to get on the wrong side of the men in charge.

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* NiceGirl: In the CrapsackWorld of Rapture, no-one is ever able to produce any evidence that she isn't stands out as being nothing less than a genuinely passionate artist and social activist who just happens happened to get on the wrong side of the men in charge.
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