History Characters / BioShock1

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* DistinguishingMark: Jack has a noticeable tattoo on his wrist shaped like a chain. [[spoiler:After discovering that Andrew Ryan's philosophy was the "Great Chain of Commerce", this provides a subtle clue to the audience that Jack's been in Rapture before]].
** [[spoiler:it's also obviously a clue for him being genetically engineered to be a slave]].
* ElementalPowers: Some of the plasmids specifically Electro Bolt, Incinerate!, Winter Blast, and Sonic Boom.

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* DistinguishingMark: Jack has a noticeable tattoo on his wrist shaped like a chain. [[spoiler:After discovering that Andrew Ryan's philosophy was the "Great Chain of Commerce", this provides a subtle clue to the audience that Jack's been in Rapture before]].
** [[spoiler:it's
before]].[[spoiler:It's also obviously a clue for him being genetically engineered to be a slave]].
* ElementalPowers: Some of the plasmids plasmids, specifically Electro Bolt, Incinerate!, Winter Blast, and Sonic Boom.



* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:In the bad ending. Jack makes a play to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the surface world]] - continuing Fontaine's legacy - and his sway over the splicers resembles that of Andrew Ryan.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted in the good ending, where unlike Andrew Ryan or Fontaine, he has no desire to control Rapture and absolutely ''refuses'' it when the Little Sisters offer the city to him]].
* KickTheDog: If choosing to harvest the Little Sisters.
** A literal example via audio log, [[spoiler:where it's revealed that as a child, Suchong's method of testing the mental conditioning was to force Jack to snap the neck of a puppy against his will]].

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* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:In the bad ending. Jack makes a play to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the surface world]] - continuing Fontaine's legacy - and his sway over the splicers resembles that of Andrew Ryan.]]
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]] [[spoiler:Subverted in the good ending, where unlike Andrew Ryan or Fontaine, he has no desire to control Rapture and absolutely ''refuses'' it when the Little Sisters offer the city to him]].
* KickTheDog: If choosing to harvest the Little Sisters.
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Sisters. A literal example via audio log, [[spoiler:where it's revealed that as a child, Suchong's method of testing the mental conditioning was to force Jack to snap the neck of a puppy against his will]].



** "A man chooses, [[spoiler:a slave obeys!]]". He continually repeats it as you wail on him, each time struggling back to his feet. By the end, he's shouting "'''A man chooses'''!" through [[spoiler:a mouthful of broken teeth]].

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** "A man chooses, [[spoiler:a a slave obeys!]]".obeys!". He continually repeats it as you wail on him, each time struggling back to his feet. By the end, he's shouting "'''A man chooses'''!" through [[spoiler:a mouthful of broken teeth]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's personally disgusted by the Little Sisters, and Minerva's Den revealed he attempted to have robotic Little Sisters built, but the Big Daddies would not imprint onto them. In the sequel, he's shown as disturbed by Ryan Amusements, but accepts the fact that it puts fear of the surface world into children.
** He also says he could never raise his hand against [[spoiler:Jack, after realizing Jack is his son]].
** He was present for the murders of all the [[DeadGuyOnDisplay Dead Guys On Display]] outside his office, except for [[spoiler:Bill [=McDonagh=], as he still considered Bill a dear friend despite the fact that he was coming to kill him, and couldn't bear to watch him die]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's personally disgusted by the Little Sisters, and Minerva's Den revealed he attempted to have robotic Little Sisters built, but the Big Daddies would not imprint onto them. In the sequel, he's shown as disturbed by Ryan Amusements, but accepts the fact that it puts fear of the surface world into children.
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children. He also says he could never raise his hand against [[spoiler:Jack, after realizing Jack is his son]].
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son]]. He was present for the murders of all the [[DeadGuyOnDisplay Dead Guys On Display]] outside his office, except for [[spoiler:Bill [=McDonagh=], as he still considered Bill a dear friend despite the fact that he was coming to kill him, and couldn't bear to watch him die]].



* {{Foil}}: Received an excellent one in the form of Sofia Lamb.
** Probably even moreso in the case of Fontaine. Fontaine builds up a company from simple foodstuffs to high technology, catching Ryan off-guard when Fontaine Futuristics surpasses Ryan Industries. This he admired. What caused Ryan to have a panic attack was discovering that Fontaine was smuggling surface-produced goods into Rapture, setting off his paranoia that the "parasites" would come nationalize his HiddenElfVillage. Fontaine was also the only man to ever challenge him and win; had a thirst for power that was equally great; wanted no trouble or competition from the likes of Ryan. They were bound to be enemies.

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* {{Foil}}: Received an excellent one in the form of Sofia Lamb.
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Lamb. Probably even moreso in the case of Fontaine. Fontaine builds up a company from simple foodstuffs to high technology, catching Ryan off-guard when Fontaine Futuristics surpasses Ryan Industries. This he admired. What caused Ryan to have a panic attack was discovering that Fontaine was smuggling surface-produced goods into Rapture, setting off his paranoia that the "parasites" would come nationalize his HiddenElfVillage. Fontaine was also the only man to ever challenge him and win; had a thirst for power that was equally great; wanted no trouble or competition from the likes of Ryan. They were bound to be enemies.



* 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. 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. 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.



* HeadInTheSandManagement: Ryan's strident belief in "the chain" backfired on him in the end. Someone else put ''him'' out of business.
** Ryan's men were clearly aware of this habit and recorded audios warning the council not to underestimate Fontaine or Atlas, but those memos were either thrown in the to-do pile or didn't get through. Two undercover agents, both of them trapped in Atlas' penal colony, sent word that Ryan's "asylum" program wasn't out, and that they'd better send a squad to mop up the place. Most of the messages came back as undeliverable ([[VastBureaucracy "insufficient postage"]]). Ryan finally dispatches a wet team after Elizabeth is caught snooping about the gulag... [[spoiler:not long before it rejoins with the rest of Rapture]], spilling the violence into the city and freeing up Atlas to work his magic.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice over. His [[TheFettered ideals]] and [[{{Determinator}} determination]] built a business empire unheard of in reality, and Rapture itself was a true Objectivist Utopia... for a time. [[HiddenElfVillage Isolating Rapture from the surface]] created Fontaine - his own personal UsefulNotes/AlCapone to run the resulting smuggling black market; worse still, after Fontaine was killed, Ryan nationalized Fontaine's business in an outright betrayal of Rapture's guiding philosophy, and rushed ADAM onto the market without bothering to regulate its sale or use- thus leaving the blame for the many thousands of addictions and the civil war squarely on his head. All downhill from there, but he ''might'' have been able to salvage things if he hadn't taken [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBitch Sofia Lamb]]'s]] bait and thrown her in prison with all his other enemies - giving them a leader, his own personal Bolshevik.
** Another misstep was exiling Atlas and his capos to a makeshift prison in Fontaine's tower block. Among those swept up in the dragnet were splicers and store clerks who had traffic with Fontaine. Ever the opportunists, Atlas' men immediately set out to swell their numbers, offering the survivors amnesty, safety, and revenge. [[spoiler:With Elizabeth's help, the towers are converted into a miniature Columbia and float back up to the city]], just in time for New Year's Eve. Boom.

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* HeadInTheSandManagement: Ryan's strident belief in "the chain" backfired on him in the end. Someone else put ''him'' out of business.
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business. Ryan's men were clearly aware of this habit and recorded audios warning the council not to underestimate Fontaine or Atlas, but those memos were either thrown in the to-do pile or didn't get through. Two undercover agents, both of them trapped in Atlas' penal colony, sent word that Ryan's "asylum" program wasn't out, and that they'd better send a squad to mop up the place. Most of the messages came back as undeliverable ([[VastBureaucracy "insufficient postage"]]). Ryan finally dispatches a wet team after Elizabeth is caught snooping about the gulag... [[spoiler:not long before it rejoins with the rest of Rapture]], spilling the violence into the city and freeing up Atlas to work his magic.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice over. His [[TheFettered ideals]] and [[{{Determinator}} determination]] built a business empire unheard of in reality, and Rapture itself was a true Objectivist Utopia... for a time. [[HiddenElfVillage Isolating Rapture from the surface]] created Fontaine - his own personal UsefulNotes/AlCapone to run the resulting smuggling black market; worse still, after Fontaine was killed, Ryan nationalized Fontaine's business in an outright betrayal of Rapture's guiding philosophy, and rushed ADAM onto the market without bothering to regulate its sale or use- thus leaving the blame for the many thousands of addictions and the civil war squarely on his head. All downhill from there, but he ''might'' have been able to salvage things if he hadn't taken [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBitch Sofia Lamb]]'s]] bait and thrown her in prison with all his other enemies - giving them a leader, his own personal Bolshevik.
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Bolshevik. Another misstep was exiling Atlas and his capos to a makeshift prison in Fontaine's tower block. Among those swept up in the dragnet were splicers and store clerks who had traffic with Fontaine. Ever the opportunists, Atlas' men immediately set out to swell their numbers, offering the survivors amnesty, safety, and revenge. [[spoiler:With Elizabeth's help, the towers are converted into a miniature Columbia and float back up to the city]], just in time for New Year's Eve. Boom.



* ImmigrantPatriotism: He started out like this, vastly preferring America's ethic of free enterprise over Tsarist, and later Communist, Russia. Then the New Deal and the Second World War changed his tune.



* NeverMyFault: After building up his own mob of splicers, he blames them for their own deformities, citing their "carelessness" in overusing his plasmids. Same goes for the Little Sisters. Ryan has become completely boxed in by the tenets of his philosophy, is unable to admit that his costly experiment has failed, and finally embracing delusion rather than confront what he's become.
** ''Bioshock Rapture'' delved into this even more as he views any (very serious and economical) complaints to him as people "refusing to be self sufficient" when it's his own rules that are keeping many of the less fortunate people from getting ahead in Rapture and his refusal to make concessions to help them.

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* NeverMyFault: After building up his own mob of splicers, he blames them for their own deformities, citing their "carelessness" in overusing his plasmids. Same goes for the Little Sisters. Ryan has become completely boxed in by the tenets of his philosophy, is unable to admit that his costly experiment has failed, and finally embracing delusion rather than confront what he's become.
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become. ''Bioshock Rapture'' delved into this even more as he views any (very serious and economical) complaints to him as people "refusing to be self sufficient" when it's his own rules that are keeping many of the less fortunate people from getting ahead in Rapture and his refusal to make concessions to help them.



* ThePornomancer: Has a taste for fashion models and exotic dancers, which doesn't do his public image any favors. Women, however, can't get enough of him. (Diane [=McClintock=] was an admirer.)
** In ''Burial at Sea'', in addition to admiring her intellect and coveting her [[WhatTheHellAreYou strange abilities]], there's the subtle implication that this might be part of the reason for his interest in wanting Elizabeth to join his side. Yeesh.

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* ThePornomancer: Has a taste for fashion models and exotic dancers, which doesn't do his public image any favors. Women, however, can't get enough of him. (Diane [=McClintock=] was an admirer.)
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) In ''Burial at Sea'', in addition to admiring her intellect and coveting her [[WhatTheHellAreYou strange abilities]], there's the subtle implication that this might be part of the reason for his interest in wanting Elizabeth to join his side. Yeesh.



* AccentRelapse: [[spoiler:Fontaine goes from an Irish accent to a Bronx one when he reveals himself.]]
** Amusingly, the guy who voiced Atlas is actually Irish, doing an exaggerated version of an Irish accent. So, you end up with [[spoiler:an Irish guy voicing a wiseguy pretending to be an Irish guy.]]

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* AccentRelapse: [[spoiler:Fontaine goes from an Irish accent to a Bronx one when he reveals himself.]]
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]] Amusingly, the guy who voiced Atlas is actually Irish, doing an exaggerated version of an Irish accent. So, you end up with [[spoiler:an Irish guy voicing a wiseguy pretending to be an Irish guy.]]



%%* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: [[spoiler:Type I, after Atlas reveals he is actually Fontaine. Gets to be Type 2 by the time you reach the final level, by which time he's spliced out of his goddamn mind]].
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Too many examples to list here, the foremost being [[spoiler:his cold-blooded, needless killings of Diana [=McLintock=] (hammered to a desk, causing it to cave in on itself]]) and [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] in ''Burial at Sea'' (killed with a wrench).
** Atlas is not particularly fussy when it comes to dishing out death, clobbering [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] before he's even checked to see if the letter she handed him is legible or not.

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%%* * MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: [[spoiler:Type I, after [[spoiler: After Atlas reveals he is actually Fontaine. Gets Fontaine, he uses his radio connection to be Type 2 taunt you. He goes from malicious to incoherent by the time you reach the final level, by which time he's spliced out of his goddamn mind]].
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Too many examples to list here, the foremost being [[spoiler:his cold-blooded, needless killings of Diana [=McLintock=] (hammered to a desk, causing it to cave in on itself]]) and [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] in ''Burial at Sea'' (killed with a wrench). \n** Atlas is not particularly fussy when it comes to dishing out death, clobbering [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] before he's even checked to see if the letter she handed him is legible or not.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The first two chapters of ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' imply she'll have as large a role as she did in the first game, then after meeting up with her, she flees from Lamb, sending Delta off to Sinclair. She came back in the Minerva's Den DLC.
** Despite it practically revolving around the Little Sister plot, [[spoiler: in ''Burial at Sea'', she is only passingly mentioned and not by name.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The first two chapters of ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' imply she'll have as large a role as she did in the first game, then after meeting up with her, she flees from Lamb, sending Delta off to Sinclair. She came back in the Minerva's Den DLC.
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DLC. Despite it practically revolving around the Little Sister plot, [[spoiler: in ''Burial at Sea'', she is only passingly mentioned and not by name.]]



* BaldOfEvil: Quite a shiny dome he's got there. [[spoiler:One wonders how he was able to pass so well as the fully-haired Atlas]].
** ''Literature/BioshockRapture'' reveals that he shaves his head because "the ladies like him bald". It likely makes it easier for him to disguise himself, as well: His [[spoiler:Lex Luthor-ish dressing room is hidden within his nightclub in ''Burial at Sea'': Among the items is a giant dressing room mirror, some costumes and numerous wig stands]].

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* BaldOfEvil: Quite a shiny dome he's got there. [[spoiler:One wonders how he was able to pass so well as the fully-haired Atlas]].
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Atlas]]. ''Literature/BioshockRapture'' reveals that he shaves his head because "the ladies like him bald". It likely makes it easier for him to disguise himself, as well: His [[spoiler:Lex Luthor-ish dressing room is hidden within his nightclub in ''Burial at Sea'': Among the items is a giant dressing room mirror, some costumes and numerous wig stands]].



* CementShoes: The freezer in Fontaine's Fisheries doubles as a dumping ground for mooks who decided to cross him.
** "Frank Fontaine" is the name of a fishing mogul who was unceremoniously dumped off the side of his own boat, courtesy of Frank ''Gorland''.

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* CementShoes: The freezer in Fontaine's Fisheries doubles as a dumping ground for mooks who decided to cross him.
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him. "Frank Fontaine" is the name of a fishing mogul who was unceremoniously dumped off the side of his own boat, courtesy of Frank ''Gorland''.



* CreateYourOwnVillain: Ryan was moved by Fontaine's flattering letters to invite him to Rapture. Ryan at first observed Fontaine's rise to power with pride, pointing to him as example of what Rapture was built to foster. Even when Fontaine's empire began to compete with his own, he merely admonished Fontaine's opponents to "offer a better product." And the cancer spread from there.
** Fontaine may be a smuggler and a brute, but his attempts at legitimate businesses ''were'' big successes. Being hounded by Ryan's private police--who employed violent measures to crack down on the smuggling ring--pushed Fontaine into more overt criminality. Fontaine Futuristics did one better, giving Frank enough clout to challenge Andrew Ryan directly. Again Ryan responded with extra-legal measures to smother his business, and again Fontaine dug in and turned to crime -- this time building up a splicer army. Even if Fontaine was like Gandhi, it's unlikely that Ryan would tolerate any competitors on his turf for long.

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* CreateYourOwnVillain: Ryan was moved by Fontaine's flattering letters to invite him to Rapture. Ryan at first observed Fontaine's rise to power with pride, pointing to him as example of what Rapture was built to foster. Even when Fontaine's empire began to compete with his own, he merely admonished Fontaine's opponents to "offer a better product." And the cancer spread from there.
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there. Fontaine may be a smuggler and a brute, but his attempts at legitimate businesses ''were'' big successes. Being hounded by Ryan's private police--who employed violent measures to crack down on the smuggling ring--pushed Fontaine into more overt criminality. Fontaine Futuristics did one better, giving Frank enough clout to challenge Andrew Ryan directly. Again Ryan responded with extra-legal measures to smother his business, and again Fontaine dug in and turned to crime -- this time building up a splicer army. Even if Fontaine was like Gandhi, it's unlikely that Ryan would tolerate any competitors on his turf for long.



* FunctionalAddict: [[spoiler:Prior to the boss battle]], Fontaine has clearly been using ADAM, but only enough of it to survive the dangers of Rapture. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:when Jack corners him, Fontaine splices up with all the ADAM he's been able to gather, driving himself mad in the process.]]
** He also mentions having tried ''Nose Candy'' and ''Floor Polish'', ho ho. [[note]](Cocaine and Heroin, respectively.)[[/note]]

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* FunctionalAddict: [[spoiler:Prior to the boss battle]], Fontaine has clearly been using ADAM, but only enough of it to survive the dangers of Rapture. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:when Jack corners him, Fontaine splices up with all the ADAM he's been able to gather, driving himself mad in the process.]]
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]] He also mentions having tried ''Nose Candy'' and ''Floor Polish'', ho ho. [[note]](Cocaine and Heroin, respectively.)[[/note]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Diane walking in on [[spoiler:"Atlas"]] at an inopportune moment. Taking a powder, perhaps?
** A tabloid reporter met his untimely end while snapping photos outside of Fontaine's penthouse. His corpse is found rotting next to the tripod camera.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Diane walking in on [[spoiler:"Atlas"]] at an inopportune moment. Taking a powder, perhaps?
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perhaps? A tabloid reporter met his untimely end while snapping photos outside of Fontaine's penthouse. His corpse is found rotting next to the tripod camera.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He is done in by a group of Little Sisters, like those he victimized in his "orphanage" and encourages Jack to harvest throughout the game.]]
** Doubly so come [[spoiler: the ''Burial at Sea'' DLC for ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' when it's revealed that Fontaine's downfall was planned by Elizabeth, the same person he beat to death with a wrench. To add insult to his injury, you can literally beat Fontaine to death with a ''wrench'']].
** For even more karma, [[spoiler: Fontaine was in the midst of a VillainousBreakdown, ranting about how he was responsible for Jack's life and how he's the best family he could ask for. In the good ending, Jack returns to the surface and raises a group of Little Sisters as a real family.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He is done in by a group of Little Sisters, like those he victimized in his "orphanage" and encourages Jack to harvest throughout the game.]]
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]] Doubly so come [[spoiler: the ''Burial at Sea'' DLC for ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' when it's revealed that Fontaine's downfall was planned by Elizabeth, the same person he beat to death with a wrench. To add insult to his injury, you can literally beat Fontaine to death with a ''wrench'']].
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''wrench'']]. For even more karma, [[spoiler: Fontaine was in the midst of a VillainousBreakdown, ranting about how he was responsible for Jack's life and how he's the best family he could ask for. In the good ending, Jack returns to the surface and raises a group of Little Sisters as a real family.]]



* CondemnedContestant: Making Kyle Fitzpatrick perform the same 'piano lesson' over and over. On a piano covered with dynamite. True to form, Cohen is displeased with his rendition of ''Cohen's Scherzo #7'' no matter how hard he tries.
** In ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:the pair of dancers who fail to "open themselves to the music", as Cohen puts it, are electrocuted into unconsciousness and dragged up to the ceiling via harnesses.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: If the audio diaries [[Literature/BioShockRapture and the novel]] are to be believed; rumors about young men 'never returning from his dressing-room' circulate pre-Rapture, not to mention his 'living sculptures' of scantily-clad proteges portraying ''Caligula''. Splicing and post-Rapture drugs don't help.
** [[WordOfGay Ken Levine]] has confirmed that Cohen is [[https://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/431147765826347008 a suppressed homosexual]].
* EvilIsPetty: According to audio logs, a rival artist spoke out against Cohen's nationalistic support of Ryan. He responded by first calling her a "musical gremlin" and then smearing her as a Bolshevik. The possibility of commies in their midst was enough to alarm Ryan, who put the word out to "make sure the little red bird stops singing."
** Cohen's more recently acquired distaste for Ryan wasn't even provoked out of the latter becoming a despot; rather, he just began to perceive him as ''boring''.

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* CondemnedContestant: Making Kyle Fitzpatrick perform the same 'piano lesson' over and over. On a piano covered with dynamite. True to form, Cohen is displeased with his rendition of ''Cohen's Scherzo #7'' no matter how hard he tries.
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tries. In ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:the pair of dancers who fail to "open themselves to the music", as Cohen puts it, are electrocuted into unconsciousness and dragged up to the ceiling via harnesses.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: If the audio diaries [[Literature/BioShockRapture and the novel]] are to be believed; rumors about young men 'never returning from his dressing-room' circulate pre-Rapture, not to mention his 'living sculptures' of scantily-clad proteges portraying ''Caligula''. Splicing and post-Rapture drugs don't help.
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help. [[WordOfGay Ken Levine]] has confirmed that Cohen is [[https://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/431147765826347008 a suppressed homosexual]].
* EvilIsPetty: According to audio logs, a rival artist spoke out against Cohen's nationalistic support of Ryan. He responded by first calling her a "musical gremlin" and then smearing her as a Bolshevik. The possibility of commies in their midst was enough to alarm Ryan, who put the word out to "make sure the little red bird stops singing."
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" Cohen's more recently acquired distaste for Ryan wasn't even provoked out of the latter becoming a despot; rather, he just began to perceive him as ''boring''.



* MadArtist: Even before he jacked up on ADAM, he was pretty out there. And violent.
** ''Cohen's Scherzo #7'' was analyzed and then played by a semi-professional pianist on YouTube. According to him, it's nearly ''impossible'' to play (the central section has no repetition and goes all over the keyboard); small wonder it was used to torture a guy.

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* MadArtist: Even before he jacked up on ADAM, he was pretty out there. And violent.
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violent. ''Cohen's Scherzo #7'' was analyzed and then played by a semi-professional pianist on YouTube. According to him, it's nearly ''impossible'' to play (the central section has no repetition and goes all over the keyboard); small wonder it was used to torture a guy.



* MonsterClown: Cohen's face is smeared with pancake makeup, lipstick, and eyeliner.
** His appearance in ''Burial At Sea'' is still out there: his drawn-on eyebrows, eyeliner, glittery eye shadow, and lipstick. According to Booker, he's "halfway to splice-town" by the time of the riots.

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* MonsterClown: Cohen's face is smeared with pancake makeup, lipstick, and eyeliner. \n** His appearance in ''Burial At Sea'' is still out there: his drawn-on eyebrows, eyeliner, glittery eye shadow, and lipstick. According to Booker, he's "halfway to splice-town" by the time of the riots.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His concept art and waxed mustache are based on the painter Salvador Dali. Dali was also as eccentric about his own work, and ''very'' opinionated about his critics and other popular artists.
** Cohen's personalty was also inspired by "the man who owned Broadway" George M. Cohan, a multi-talented American entertainer who is best known for his ultra-patriotic works.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His concept art and waxed mustache are based on the painter Salvador Dali. Dali was also as eccentric about his own work, and ''very'' opinionated about his critics and other popular artists. \n** Cohen's personalty was also inspired by "the man who owned Broadway" George M. Cohan, a multi-talented American entertainer who is best known for his ultra-patriotic works.



* ChildHater: Suchong hated children, and scarcely bothered to conceal it in any way. One of his big dreams was to find a way to make children age quickly to make them more efficient and "domesticatable."
** Eventually, he succeeded in this by creating [[spoiler:Jack.]]

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* ChildHater: Suchong hated children, and scarcely bothered to conceal it in any way. One of his big dreams was to find a way to make children age quickly to make them more efficient and "domesticatable."
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" Eventually, he succeeded in this by creating [[spoiler:Jack.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Suchong doesn't even ''try'' to come off as a half-decent human being. He's a cruel, self-serving, sociopathic prick to his final breath.
** Though he can be a bit of a JerkAssWoobie if you know why he has a disdain for children.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Suchong doesn't even ''try'' to come off as a half-decent human being. He's a cruel, self-serving, sociopathic prick to his final breath.
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breath. Though he can be a bit of a JerkAssWoobie if you know why he has a disdain for children.



* LackOfEmpathy: He might not be an obsessive control freak like Andrew Ryan or an exploitative megalomaniac like Fontaine, but Suchong manages to make himself just as bad as them via his most obvious character trait: he couldn't care less about anyone but himself.
** This is why it took so long for the imprinting of the Big Daddies and Little Sisters to form - [[spoiler:he couldn't recognise that, while trying to replicate the Songbird's imprinting onto Elizabeth, it wasn't due to pheromones or hypnotherapy, but it was [[ThePowerOfLove genuine love and loyalty]]... something so completely foreign to him. 'Mistaking An Ounce of Emotion for a Pound of Science' as Elizabeth herself puts it.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: He might not be an obsessive control freak like Andrew Ryan or an exploitative megalomaniac like Fontaine, but Suchong manages to make himself just as bad as them via his most obvious character trait: he couldn't care less about anyone but himself.
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himself. This is why it took so long for the imprinting of the Big Daddies and Little Sisters to form - [[spoiler:he couldn't recognise that, while trying to replicate the Songbird's imprinting onto Elizabeth, it wasn't due to pheromones or hypnotherapy, but it was [[ThePowerOfLove genuine love and loyalty]]... something so completely foreign to him. 'Mistaking An Ounce of Emotion for a Pound of Science' as Elizabeth herself puts it.]]



* TheStoic: Again, in ''Literature/BioShockRapture'', he seems to be the least perturbed character in the book, managing to maintain an attitude of amused indifference to the insanity around him.
** In ''Burial at Sea'', he [[spoiler:manages to lie to Booker, despite being interrogated for ''15 hours'']].

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* TheStoic: Again, in ''Literature/BioShockRapture'', he seems to be the least perturbed character in the book, managing to maintain an attitude of amused indifference to the insanity around him.
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him. In ''Burial at Sea'', he [[spoiler:manages to lie to Booker, despite being interrogated for ''15 hours'']].hours'']].
* SuddenlyShouting: "On other side of window, man in strange hat experimenting on Suchong's own creation. On Plasmid. Man name of Fink. '''OUTRAGE! THEFT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY!'''"



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He ''really'' doesn't like Tenenbaum, but they're the only ones who can work on the Little Sister program and [[spoiler: Jack]] so they're forced to collaborate.



* YouNoTakeCandle: Suchong tends to talk like this, although it seems more a force of habit than any inability to speak the language.
** Although he drops it sometimes in his more personal audio diaries (such as "Plasmids are the Paint"), so this may be a case of ObfuscatingStupidity.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Suchong tends to talk like this, although it seems more a force of habit than any inability to speak the language.
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* ShootTheShaggyDog After personally participating in a few raids, she was eventually introduced to Atlas himself. [[spoiler:Her corpse]] can be found atop a desk in Atlas' hideout. [[spoiler:Fontaine]] suspected she might have overheard him [[spoiler:speaking in his real voice]].
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* ShootTheShaggyDog After personally participating in a few raids, she was eventually introduced to Atlas himself. [[spoiler:Her corpse]] can be found atop a desk in Atlas' hideout. [[spoiler:Fontaine]] suspected she might have overheard him [[spoiler:speaking in his real voice]].
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voice]]. [[spoiler:The novel confirms she did overhear him, after which Fontaine guts her like a fish.]]



* AdviceBackfire: His suggestion that Ryan challenge Sofia Lamb to debate her philosophy was a perfectly reasonable suggestion. He, of course, never anticipated that Ryan would perform so ineptly that it actually made the situation worse.



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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: He sports one of the thickest in the series, a stark contrast to Ryan and Fontaine.



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%%* CoolOldGuy* CoolOldGuy: On the surface he was honest, fair-dealing, and took pride in his work, even at personal expense. In Rapture, he's one of the few voices of reason when the civil war starts to escalate.


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* TheOnlyBeliever: Even as Ryan tosses his philosophy out the window once he's getting beat at his own game, [=McDonaugh=] feels so strongly about keeping Rapture intact that he's even willing to kill Ryan for it.
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Fontaine has a rather eerie habit of betraying everyone who works for him, usually in a fit of pique. One minute, he's recruiting lower-class workers with the promise of making some real money. The next, he's pocketing their smuggling profits and threatening to turn them in to the cops if they complain. His most ardent fan, [[spoiler:Diane [=McLintock=]]], was murdered on the ''tiny'' suspicion that she might connect [[spoiler:Atlas]] with his old identity. [[spoiler:Elizabeth ended up becoming the linchpin to Atlas' escape from prison and his return to Rapture]]; Frank executed her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once her usefulness was at end]] -- and then panicked once he realized [[StupidEvil it wasn't.]] [[spoiler: This ends up killing him in the end, as he had two protagonists willingly working for him at one point, and he could easily have kept their service, if not outright loyalty, simply by not trying to kill them at the first opportunity]].

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Fontaine has a rather eerie habit of betraying everyone who works for him, usually in a fit of pique. One minute, he's recruiting lower-class workers with the promise of making some real money. The next, he's pocketing their smuggling profits and threatening to turn them in to the cops if they complain. His most ardent fan, [[spoiler:Diane [=McLintock=]]], [=McClintock=]]], was murdered on the ''tiny'' suspicion that she might connect [[spoiler:Atlas]] with his old identity. [[spoiler:Elizabeth ended up becoming the linchpin to Atlas' escape from prison and his return to Rapture]]; Frank executed her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once her usefulness was at end]] -- and then panicked once he realized [[StupidEvil it wasn't.]] [[spoiler: This ends up killing him in the end, as he had two protagonists willingly working for him at one point, and he could easily have kept their service, if not outright loyalty, simply by not trying to kill them at the first opportunity]].
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->'''Voiced by:''' Adam Sietz

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The creator and ruler of Rapture. Born [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign Andrei Ryanovski]] in Soviet Russia, he emigrated to America at a young age, eventually becoming one the country's richest and most powerful industrialists. However, he eventually became disillusioned with the U.S. after FDR's social policies which reminded him of the country he had fled. The dropping of the atomic bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the last straw since Ryan saw them as the corruption of science and industry into making a weapon that allowed "parasites" to destroy what they couldn't seize. Wishing to flee said "parasites" and fearing all out nuclear war, Ryan created Rapture so that he and what he saw as the best examples of mankind could live in peace.

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The creator and ruler of Rapture. Born [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign Andrei Ryanovski]] in Soviet Russia, he emigrated to America at a young age, eventually becoming one the country's richest and most powerful industrialists. However, he eventually became increasingly disillusioned with the U.S. after the enactment of FDR's social policies policies, which reminded him of the country he had fled. The dropping of the atomic bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the last straw since Ryan saw them as the corruption of science and industry into making a weapon that allowed "parasites" to destroy what they couldn't seize. Wishing to flee said "parasites" and fearing all out nuclear war, Ryan created Rapture so that he and what he saw as the best examples of mankind could live in peace.
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* BadassBoast: ''"COME AND GET IT, MOOK!"''
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* YellowPeril: As a Chinese MadScientist.

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* YellowPeril: As a Chinese Korean MadScientist.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Torturing and executing criminals is fine but killing people that upsets Ryan and his sycophants is too much for him. He saw Cohen's accusations toward Anna has a feud between artists and he is saddened by the role he ends up taking in it.
6th May '17 2:56:53 PM rjd1922
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** [[WordOfGod Ken Levine]] has confirmed that Cohen is [[http://www.edge-online.com/features/playing-it-straight/4/ a suppressed homosexual]].

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** [[WordOfGod [[WordOfGay Ken Levine]] has confirmed that Cohen is [[http://www.edge-online.com/features/playing-it-straight/4/ [[https://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/431147765826347008 a suppressed homosexual]].
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-->"I could have been the ''toast'' of Broadway, the ''talk'' of Hollywood. But, instead, I followed you to this ''soggy bucket''. When you needed my star light, I illuminated you. But now I rot, waiting for an audience that doesn't...''ever''...''come''...I'm writing something for you, Andrew Ryan...''[[ImpliedDeathThreat it's a requiem]]''."
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