History Characters / BioShock2

20th Jul '17 7:30:08 PM SoapheadChurch
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%%* TheFaceless

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%%* TheFaceless* TheFaceless: Literally, since whatever face he has is permanently hidden behind a one-way visor.



* SuperPrototype: He's more mobile than a normal Big Daddy and can use plasmids, at the cost of not being quite as tough. Dr. Suchong also [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] that he's superior to what is to come, but they had to {{Nerf}} the following versions to the point of [[LoweredMonsterDifficulty "mediocrity"]], mostly because they would be too [[HoistByHisOwnPetard dangerously]] overpowered. Not to mention too expensive.
** Some of Gil Alexander's diaries also note that the "one Sister, one Daddy" linking system built into Delta ultimately caused more problems than it solved. Given the game's plot this was no doubt very true.
%%* ThisIsADrill

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* SuperPrototype: He's more mobile than a normal Big Daddy and can use plasmids, at the cost of not being quite as tough. Dr. Suchong also [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] that he's superior to what is to come, but they had to {{Nerf}} the following versions to the point of [[LoweredMonsterDifficulty "mediocrity"]], mostly because they would be too [[HoistByHisOwnPetard dangerously]] overpowered. Not to mention too expensive.
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expensive. Some of Gil Alexander's diaries also note that the "one Sister, one Daddy" linking system built into Delta ultimately caused more problems than it solved. Given the game's plot this was no doubt very true.
%%* ThisIsADrill* ThisIsADrill: Like most Big Daddies, a drill is standard issue. It's Delta's version of Jack's wrench.



%%* BlueAndOrangeMorality

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%%* BlueAndOrangeMorality* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She has a really warped take on utilitarianism. She's all about "altruism" and "the common good", but this manifests as a disregard for human life that borders on misanthropy.



* FourEyesZeroSoul

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* FourEyesZeroSoulFourEyesZeroSoul: She evokes a pretty dark version of StoicSpectacles; her horn-rimmed specs emphasize her sociopathy.



* {{Foil}}: Her collectivist outlook makes her one to Andrew Ryan. Of course, see NotSoDifferent below.
** To some extent to Subject Delta as well. She acts out of a perverse desire to force collectivism on others and sees free will as an obstacle to utopia. Delta, in the good ending, saves the little sisters, kills no more than necessary, and serves the collective good because he ''chooses'' to do so, acting only out of love for Eleanor.

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* {{Foil}}: Her collectivist outlook makes her one to Andrew Ryan. Of course, see NotSoDifferent below.
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below. To some extent to Subject Delta as well. She acts out of a perverse desire to force collectivism on others and sees free will as an obstacle to utopia. Delta, in the good ending, saves the little sisters, kills no more than necessary, and serves the collective good because he ''chooses'' to do so, acting only out of love for Eleanor.



* {{Hypocrite}}: She preaches collectivism, but she is practically as possessive as Ryan himself. This was true even before she came to power, as she leaves the surface because she believes others have corrupted HER collectivist ideas. She also continually berates Delta for stealing her child away, yet [[spoiler:has been kidnapping children from the surface to make them into Little Sisters]].
** Were she less busy trying to murder Subject Delta, she might realize that he perfectly resembles her idea of the "utopian" - working tirelessly, regardless of free will, and willing to die for the sake of another.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: She preaches collectivism, but she is practically as possessive as Ryan himself. This was true even before she came to power, as she leaves the surface because she believes others have corrupted HER collectivist ideas. She also continually berates Delta for stealing her child away, yet [[spoiler:has been kidnapping children from the surface to make them into Little Sisters]].
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Sisters]]. Were she less busy trying to murder Subject Delta, she might realize that he perfectly resembles her idea of the "utopian" - working tirelessly, regardless of free will, and willing to die for the sake of another.



%%* LeanAndMean

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%%* LeanAndMean* LeanAndMean: She's pencil-thin and exceedingly cruel.



* ShadowArchetype: Her very existence in Rapture scares the pants off of Ryan, because she represents everything he built Rapture to escape from. He has to be talked down



* TrulySingleParent: She tries to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this with Eleanor in a removed audio diary, telling her to think of the whole world as her family. It doesn't really stick.



%%* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainHasAPoint: Depending on how you play. Murdering the three karmic individuals on your journey through Rapture ''does'' justify her calling you a tyrannical monster.
** [[VideoGameCaringPotential Alternatively,]] if you choose to save the little sisters and turn the other cheek to Grace, Stanley, and Gil, you defy her point about TheEvilsOfFreeWill by showing that choosing to do good will have a better effect on the world than forcing collectivism upon it.
* VillainousBreakdown: At least in the first few hours of the game, Sofia has Rapture dancing around on her hands and is in complete control of the situation. Around the time Delta enters Fontaine Futuristics, however, she's clearly starting to get desperate and, when the player reaches Persephone, [[spoiler:she smothers her own daughter to near-death, just to send Delta into a coma so he'll die gradually from the pairbond mechanism, and it's clear she didn't care at all about the possibility of Eleanor dying in the process.]] By the last level, all that's left of Sofia's previous bravado about Eleanor being their "salvation" and "a true Utopian" is a quivering, enraged woman that takes no less than two seconds to send her troops to kill both Delta and [[spoiler:Eleanor]].
** This all ties back to the start of the game, with Sofia's line of "Eleanor is ''mine''", emphasizing her as an object more than a person, and also drawing attention to Sofia's hypocrisy. [[spoiler:The ''minute'' her plans fall apart, she ditches the "Family" ''immediately'' so she can save her own skin and escape to the surface on Sinclar's vessel... All the while still claiming that her views are for the common good.]]

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%%* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainHasAPoint: VillainousCheekbones: Played perfectly straight. Notably, Eleanor lacks them.
* VillainHasAPoint:
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Depending on how you play. Murdering the three karmic individuals on your journey through Rapture ''does'' justify her calling you a tyrannical monster.
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monster. [[VideoGameCaringPotential Alternatively,]] if you choose to save the little sisters and turn the other cheek to Grace, Stanley, and Gil, you defy her point about TheEvilsOfFreeWill by showing that choosing to do good will have a better effect on the world than forcing collectivism upon it.
** She may be a domineering sociopath, but her criticisms of Ryan and Rapture's failings were right on the mark. Problem is, her approach isn't any better.
* VillainousBreakdown: At least in the first few hours of the game, Sofia has Rapture dancing around on her hands and is in complete control of the situation. Around the time Delta enters Fontaine Futuristics, however, she's clearly starting to get desperate and, when the player reaches Persephone, [[spoiler:she smothers her own daughter to near-death, just to send Delta into a coma so he'll die gradually from the pairbond mechanism, and it's clear she didn't care at all about the possibility of Eleanor dying in the process.]] By the last level, all that's left of Sofia's previous bravado about Eleanor being their "salvation" and "a true Utopian" is a quivering, enraged woman that takes no less than two seconds to send her troops to kill both Delta and [[spoiler:Eleanor]].
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[[spoiler:Eleanor]]. This all ties back to the start of the game, with Sofia's line of "Eleanor is ''mine''", emphasizing her as an object more than a person, and also drawing attention to Sofia's hypocrisy. [[spoiler:The ''minute'' her plans fall apart, she ditches the "Family" ''immediately'' so she can save her own skin and escape to the surface on Sinclar's vessel... All the while still claiming that her views are for the common good.]]



* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]: he was involved in a lot of the more disturbing experiments and schemes run in Rapture, including the development of the Big Daddies, but he had [[EvenEvilHasStandards several lines he refused to cross]] and genuinely wants Delta to succeed in his mission to rescue Eleanor- especially since it will mean he gains access to technology he can sell on the surface.
** In a sense he's what Frank Fontaine would be like if he had some shred of morality [[spoiler:and ''weren't'' a sleazy conman]].

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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]: he was involved in a lot of the more disturbing experiments and schemes run in Rapture, including the development of the Big Daddies, but he had [[EvenEvilHasStandards several lines he refused to cross]] and genuinely wants Delta to succeed in his mission to rescue Eleanor- especially since it will mean he gains access to technology he can sell on the surface.
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surface. In a sense he's what Frank Fontaine would be like if he had some shred of morality [[spoiler:and ''weren't'' a sleazy conman]].



%%* TheBarnum

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%%* TheBarnum* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: He's fully aware that he's mostly responsible for what happened to Delta and Eleanor, and spends the last moments of his life trying to make up for it.]]
* TheBarnum: His entire business model revolves around the people of Rapture being too gullible and conceited to know they're being taken for a ride. In his own words: "I was whittling wooden nickels till I made a mint."



%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He has no qualms about taking advantage of Rapture's rampant social problems and Ryan's selfishness and paranoia to make a quick buck.



* SpannerInTheWorks: He manages to derail Lamb's plans by doing the one thing she never counted on him doing: trying to help someone other than himself.



%%* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection

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%%* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: He's Subject Delta's version of Atlas, guiding him through Rapture via shortwave radio. Unlike Atlas, Sinclair actually meets you face-to-face briefly.



%%* ApocalypseMaiden

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%%* ApocalypseMaiden* ApocalypseMaiden: This is what Sophia Lamb intends for her to be, in order to usher in a new age of perfect altrusim.



%%* PsychicPowers
%%* RebelliousPrincess

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%%* PsychicPowers
%%* RebelliousPrincess
* PsychicPowers: She can communicate with Delta telepathically, and makes use of the Telekinesis plasmid.
* RebelliousPrincess: Her natural curiosity and intelligence didn't mesh well with Sofia's attempts to control her life, so this was the inevitable result.



%%* SinisterSurveillance

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%%* SinisterSurveillance* SinisterSurveillance: Watches everything in his domain through a modified security bot that displays his maddened red eye and can electrocute anything that annoys him.



* PaidHarem: [[spoiler: One of the flashbacks shows Poole during one of his parties, which he financed by using all of Lambs money, and he has two girls next to him, obviously both slightly spliced, and he appears at least as he hopes to have his way with them both.]]
%%* {{Paparazzi}}
%%* TheMole
%%* MoleInCharge
%%* SmugSnake

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* PaidHarem: [[spoiler: One of the flashbacks shows Poole during one of his parties, which he financed by using all of Lambs money, and he has two girls next to him, obviously both slightly spliced, and he appears at least as he hopes to have his way with them both.]]
%%* {{Paparazzi}}
%%* TheMole
%%* MoleInCharge
%%* SmugSnake
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* {{Paparazzi}}: He was a newspaper reporter when Rapture was still a city.
* TheMole: Hired by Ryan to infiltrate Lamb's organization and sabatoge it from witin.
* MoleInCharge: When Lamb is arrested, she puts Stanley in charge of the Family along with Grace Holloway. That turned out to be a ''very'' poor decision.
* SmugSnake: He tries to come off as a badass MagnificentBastard while you talk to him. He's anything but.



%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AntiVillain* AntiVillain: The poor guy was driven made with guilt out of a belief that he caused several deaths. He's found a new purpose with the Family, but he's also out of his gourd by the time you meet him.



* TheFundamentalist: ''Very'' devout towards the Rapture Family

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* TheFundamentalist: ''Very'' devout towards the Rapture FamilyFamily.



%%* TheAlcoholic

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%%* TheAlcoholic* TheAlcoholic: According to him, he deals with all of his problems by trying to drink them away.



%%* CowardlyBoss

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%%* CowardlyBoss* CowardlyBoss: He flees at the first sight of Delta, requiring you to chase him down to actually fight him. When you do fight him, he still tries to run.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: Even before he fell on hard times, he was kind of an ass.



%%* NiceHat

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%%* NiceHat* NiceHat: A pretty sweet top hat.



%%* ActionSurvivor

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%%* ActionSurvivor* ActionSurvivor: The guy survives in a world where even genetic super-beings are being killed by the dozen, armed with nothing but his pistol and willpower.



%%* {{Determinator}}

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%%* {{Determinator}}* {{Determinator}}: He tracks his daughter halfway across the Atlantic and then treks through Rapture implacably to find her. Nothing seems to be able to stop this guy. [[spoiler: Except a Big Sister.]]



%%* PapaWolf

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%%* PapaWolf* PapaWolf: Literally nothing will get between this man and his daughter. [[spoiler: Even his own death.]]



%%* TragicMonster

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%%* TragicMonster* TragicMonster [[spoiler: He's a Big Daddy by the time you meet him, choosing to be with his daughter in at least some way rather than just be killed. You have to put him down if you want to get to his Little Sister.]]
2nd Jul '17 1:44:43 AM Awesomekid42
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He can save all the Little Sisters and spare all the essential characters he encounters, or do the opposite... or do the good or bad choice of both groups. These all affect what ending you get, too, as well as [[spoiler: what Eleanor decides to do after you rescue her]].
21st Jun '17 3:22:29 AM Wuz
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10th Jun '17 9:24:21 PM Omnicron13
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Him and Wahl. He stated that him and Wahl founded the Rapture Central Computing together and he once regarded Wahl as a brilliant think who he regarded as a respected peer. However, soon after Wahl pushed Porter out of the organization years prior to the story out of greed over possessing the Thinker due to becoming paranoid due his ADAM addiction. Porter now states that he doesn't care if Wahl makes it back to the surface or not, and would prefer him to rot in Rapture.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Him and Wahl. He stated that him and Wahl founded the Rapture Central Computing together and he once regarded Wahl as a brilliant think who he regarded as a respected thinker and respectable peer. However, soon after the founding, Wahl pushed Porter out of the organization years prior to the story out of greed over possessing the Thinker due to becoming paranoid due because of his ADAM addiction. Porter now states that he doesn't care if Wahl makes it back to the surface or not, and would prefer him to that he rot in the ruins of Rapture.
1st Jun '17 3:23:58 PM Knowall
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* MoralSociopathy: A curious case in that she probably did not began as this, but by the time of ''[=BioShock=] 2'' she has definitely become a sociopath obsessed with her philosophy.

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* MoralSociopathy: A curious case in that she probably did not began begin as this, but by the time of ''[=BioShock=] 2'' she has definitely become a sociopath obsessed with her philosophy.


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* VillainousBreakdown: At least in the first few hours of the game, Sofia has Rapture dancing around on her hands and is in complete control of the situation. Around the time Delta enters Fontaine Futuristics, however, she's clearly starting to get desperate and, when the player reaches Persephone, [[spoiler:she smothers her own daughter to near-death, just to send Delta into a coma so he'll die gradually from the pairbond mechanism, and it's clear she didn't care at all about the possibility of Eleanor dying in the process.]] By the last level, all that's left of Sofia's previous bravado about Eleanor being their "salvation" and "a true Utopian" is a quivering, enraged woman that takes no less than two seconds to send her troops to kill both Delta and [[spoiler:Eleanor]].
** This all ties back to the start of the game, with Sofia's line of "Eleanor is ''mine''", emphasizing her as an object more than a person, and also drawing attention to Sofia's hypocrisy. [[spoiler:The ''minute'' her plans fall apart, she ditches the "Family" ''immediately'' so she can save her own skin and escape to the surface on Sinclar's vessel... All the while still claiming that her views are for the common good.]]
13th May '17 9:55:42 PM rjd1922
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike the other main antagonists of Bioshock 1 and 2, Wahl's radio ambience shares the generic kind that Atlas, Sinclair, etc. use, rather than the deep ominous one used by Ryan, Fontaine, and Lamb.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike the other main antagonists of Bioshock ''[=BioShock=]'' 1 and 2, Wahl's radio ambience shares the generic kind that Atlas, Sinclair, etc. use, rather than the deep ominous one used by Ryan, Fontaine, and Lamb.



* MustHaveCaffeine: The floor to his office is littered with bottles of Hop-Up Cola, implying he's been using the drink's high amounts of caffeine to keep himself from sleeping on the job.



* SweetTooth: The floor to his office is littered with bottles of Hop-Up Cola, implying he's been using the drink's high amounts of caffeine to keep himself from sleeping on the job.
23rd Apr '17 4:17:59 PM Golondrina
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->'''Voiced by:''' KariWahlgren

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* {{Henpecked Husband}}: She doesn't think too highly of her husband since he refuses to splice to help protect the family.

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* {{Henpecked Husband}}: HenpeckedHusband: She doesn't think too highly of her husband since he refuses to splice to help protect the family.



* {{Frying Pan of Doom}}: Her kitchen's frying pan serves as her unique melee weapon.

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* {{Frying Pan of Doom}}: FryingPanOfDoom: Her kitchen's frying pan serves as her unique melee weapon.
21st Apr '17 7:24:15 AM rjd1922
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* AxCrazy: He has been known to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath "fire"]] Splicers under his employ, carving up [[MadnessMantra "You're Fired"]] above and around them, and hang them on the walls when he's not sending them after Delta. He makes every other insane person in Rapture (i.e just about everyone else) look tame by comparison.

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* AxCrazy: He has been known to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath "fire"]] Splicers under his employ, carving up [[MadnessMantra "You're Fired"]] above and around them, and hang them on the walls when he's not sending them after Delta. He makes every other insane person in Rapture (i.e e. just about everyone else) look tame by comparison.



* DeadpanSnarker: "Congratulations, you've won a battle of wits with a home appliance."

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* DeadpanSnarker: "Congratulations, you've won a battle of wits with a home appliance."appliance!"



* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The man's nickname is "Gill," and he ends up as an obvious aquatic lifeform.]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The man's nickname is "Gill," "Gil," and he ends up as an obvious aquatic lifeform.]]



* UnderStatement: Whenever he sends something at you it's said as normal workplace dialogue. This includes stuff like telling you he's 'sending an old co-worker of yours who wants to meet up with you'. [[spoiler: It's actually the first Alpha you meet, and it's [[UnstoppableRage pissed.]]]]

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* UnderStatement: {{Understatement}}: Whenever he sends something at you it's said as normal workplace dialogue. This includes stuff like telling you he's 'sending an old co-worker of yours who wants to meet up with you'. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually the first Alpha you meet, and it's [[UnstoppableRage pissed.]]]]
16th Apr '17 3:14:27 PM rjd1922
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A star player of the Ryan's Raiders football team, Danny Wilkins started taking SportBoost plasmids to improve his game. As plasmids are most likely to do, this results in him going bonkers, narrating all of his murder sprees like a sports announcer describing a heated match.

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A star player of the Ryan's Raiders football team, Danny Wilkins started taking SportBoost [=SportBoost=] plasmids to improve his game. As plasmids are most likely to do, this results in him going bonkers, narrating all of his murder sprees like a sports announcer describing a heated match.



* AcePilot: At least back on the surface

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* AcePilot: At least back on the surfacesurface.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Not nearly to the extant of Ryan, Fontaine, or most of the other business elites of Rapture, but he still fit the bill

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Not nearly to the extant of Ryan, Fontaine, or most of the other business elites of Rapture, but he still fit the billbill.
8th Apr '17 8:56:23 PM rjd1922
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: There could easily have been a game centered about him and the fact that he is just an ordinary guy makes him more of an UnlikelyHero then Jack or Delta, considering the fact that one genetically engineered and programed to make his way through rapture and the other is a Big Daddy.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: There could easily have been a game centered about him and the fact that he is just an ordinary guy makes him more of an UnlikelyHero then Jack or Delta, considering the fact that one genetically engineered and programed to make his way through rapture Rapture and the other is a Big Daddy.
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