History Characters / BioShockInfinite

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Dies when Elizabeth transports herself, Booker, and him to Rapture. Unlike the Big Daddies, he isn't built for high pressure, so the undersea pressure crushes him]].

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Dies Dies when Elizabeth transports herself, Booker, and him to Rapture. Unlike the Big Daddies, he isn't built for high pressure, so the undersea pressure crushes him]].him.



* SummonBiggerFish[=/=]EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Booker gains control of the Songbird for air strikes]] in the end of the game using a whistle, until the whistle is damaged by the power surge from [[spoiler:the Siphon being destroyed]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Despite all of the foreshadowing and build-up, you never end up in a boss battle against Songbird. Instead, ''he'' joins ''your'' side for a battle against an army of enemy Zeppelins]]. In fact, it's stated that Booker will always fall to Songbird, and only succeeds [[spoiler:when an Elizabeth from the future has him pass Songbird's control song over to her past self]].

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* SummonBiggerFish[=/=]EleventhHourSuperpower: SummonBiggerFish: [[spoiler:Booker gains control of the Songbird for air strikes]] in the end of the game using a whistle, until the whistle is damaged by the power surge from [[spoiler:the Siphon being destroyed]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Despite TheUnfought:Despite all of the foreshadowing and build-up, you never end up in a boss battle against Songbird. Instead, ''he'' Instead, [[spoiler:''he'' joins ''your'' side for a battle against an army of enemy Zeppelins]]. In fact, it's stated that Booker will always fall to Songbird, and only succeeds [[spoiler:when an Elizabeth from the future has him pass Songbird's control song over to her past self]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that Daisy intentionally martyred herself for her revolution and that the attempted murder of the child was an act put on to force Elizabeth to kill her. According to the Luteces, this was the only way Elizabeth would have the necessary [[ARealManIsAKiller strength and resolve]] to ensure Comstock's downfall]].
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Justified. The psychologist that was testing her was using a highly-racist and sexist version that made the internal assumption that she would naturally score far lower than a white male. She, being a smarter-than-average intellectual, really threw it off.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Stabbed by Elizabeth from behind in order to save the kid she was]] holding hostage.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that Daisy intentionally martyred herself for her revolution and that [[spoiler: the attempted murder of the child child]] was an act put on to force Elizabeth to kill her. According to the Luteces, this was the only way Elizabeth would have the necessary [[ARealManIsAKiller strength and resolve]] to ensure Comstock's downfall]].
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Justified. The She scored extraordinarily high on an IQ test that she took, though this is because the psychologist that was testing her was using a highly-racist and sexist version that made the internal assumption that she would naturally score far lower than a white male. She, being a smarter-than-average intellectual, really threw it off.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Stabbed Stabbed by Elizabeth from behind in order to save the [[spoiler:the kid she was]] was holding hostage.hostage]].



* StealthMentor: [[spoiler:It is revealed that she served as this for Elizabeth in the main game, in ''Burial at Sea'']].

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* StealthMentor: [[spoiler:It StealthMentor:It is revealed that she served as this for Elizabeth in the main game, in ''Burial at Sea'']].Sea''.



** [[spoiler:In an alternate universe, it's implied he joined forces with her, but was martyred, which gave the resistance the spark they needed to rise up against the Founders.]]

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** [[spoiler:In In an alternate universe, it's implied he joined forces with her, but was martyred, which gave the resistance the spark they needed to rise up against the Founders.]]



* BadassBeard[=/=]BadassMustache: He manages to sport both at the same time!

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* BadassBeard[=/=]BadassMustache: He manages to sport both at the same time!%%* BadassBeard
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* CutsceneBoss: [[spoiler:He powers himself up with Shock Jockey and it looks like he's going to be an actual boss fight, but he just ends up tossing down a few pre-scripted lightning traps before summoning more men to fight you and then running away. By the time you catch up to him, he's too exhausted to fight and wants Booker to MercyKill him]].

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* CutsceneBoss: [[spoiler:He He powers himself up with Shock Jockey and it looks like he's going to be an actual boss fight, but he just ends up tossing down a few pre-scripted lightning traps before summoning more men to fight you and then running away. By the time you catch up to him, he's too exhausted to fight and wants Booker to MercyKill him]].him.



* AGoodWayToDie[=/=]DeathSeeker: Wishes to die "like a soldier". His men also qualify for this, as they deliberately and recklessly throw themselves directly at Booker to force him to kill them.

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* AGoodWayToDie[=/=]DeathSeeker: AGoodWayToDie: Wishes to die "like a soldier". His men also qualify for this, as they deliberately and recklessly throw themselves directly at Booker to force him to kill them.



* MalignedMixedMarriage & ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: One version of Chen is married to a white woman who is the sister of Sansmark, Fink's head of security, which prevents him from being convicted for helping the Vox. However, others do seem to have a problem with this.

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* MalignedMixedMarriage & ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: One version of Chen is married to a white woman who is the sister of Sansmark, Fink's head of security, which prevents him from being convicted for helping the Vox. However, others do seem to have a problem with this.
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* ARealManIsAKiller: [[spoiler: ''Burial At Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that they manipulated the entire situation that lead to Elizabeth killing Daisy, believing this was the only way she'd have enough strength to bring down Comstock]].

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* ARealManIsAKiller: [[spoiler: ''Burial At Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that they manipulated the entire situation that lead to [[spoiler: Elizabeth killing Daisy, believing this was the only way she'd have enough strength to bring down Comstock]].



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Having given Comstock the technology to build his utopia and directly aided in the kidnapping of Anna [=DeWitt=], the Luteces assist Booker and Elizabeth in undoing it. Robert in particular feels the most remorse about the whole ordeal; Rosalind was indifferent to the status quo, but Robert threatened to leave her if she didn't help. Though they remain emotionally detached throughout the game, they do mention that Booker's presence serves as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_shirt hair shirt]]" to them.]]

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Having Having given Comstock the technology to build his utopia and directly aided in the [[spoiler:the kidnapping of Anna [=DeWitt=], [=DeWitt=],]] the Luteces assist Booker and Elizabeth in undoing it. Robert in particular feels the most remorse about the whole ordeal; Rosalind was indifferent to the status quo, but Robert threatened to leave her if she didn't help. Though they remain emotionally detached throughout the game, they do mention that Booker's presence serves as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_shirt hair shirt]]" hairshirt]]" to them.]]



* BystanderSyndrome[=/=]NotInThisForYourRevolution: Of a sort. It's revealed that Rosalind originally agreed to work with Comstock for funds and his support for her theories. She couldn't care less for his plans for Columbia and "drowning in flames" the Sodom below; in fact, she privately considers his stint as a prophet an elaborate show. The only bright spot in her life was realizing she had an opposite-gender AlternateSelf who was just as smart as she was, and also wanted to explore the possibilities of the Lutece Field. Once they are united in the same universe, [[spoiler:Robert arrives with baby Anna, who is raised by Comstock as Elizabeth. Since they are among the very few who know Elizabeth's true origins, Comstock arranges to have them killed, which instead leaves them unstuck in time and space. Robert then decides to undo the entire chain of events leading to him kidnapping Anna for Comstock, forcing Rosalind to go along with him by threatening her with him leaving her reality if she refused]].

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* BystanderSyndrome[=/=]NotInThisForYourRevolution: BystanderSyndrome: Of a sort. It's revealed that Rosalind originally agreed to work with Comstock for funds and his support for her theories. She couldn't care less for his plans for Columbia and "drowning in flames" the Sodom below; in fact, she privately considers his stint as a prophet an elaborate show. The only bright spot in her life was realizing she had an opposite-gender AlternateSelf who was just as smart as she was, and also wanted to explore the possibilities of the Lutece Field. Once they are united in the same universe, [[spoiler:Robert arrives with baby Anna, who is raised by Comstock as Elizabeth. Since they are among the very few who know Elizabeth's true origins, Comstock arranges to have them killed, which instead leaves them unstuck in time and space. Robert then decides to undo the entire chain of events leading to him kidnapping Anna for Comstock, forcing Rosalind to go along with him by threatening her with him leaving her reality if she refused]].



* GenderBender: [[spoiler:They're genderflipped AlternateSelf versions of each other.]]

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* GenderBender: [[spoiler:They're genderflipped They're [[spoiler:genderflipped AlternateSelf versions versions]] of each other.]]



* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Ultimately {{Averted}}: their frequent squabbles amount to nothing more than some friendly SiblingRivalry to pass the time, and it's clear that they're actually very fond of each other. [[spoiler:[[{{Selfcest}} Really. Very.]]]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:A freak accident with Rosalind's dimension-bending machine made them able to bend the world to their liking, which explains how they repeatedly show up in random places doing strange things and how they can't be shot, even at point-blank range.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: [[spoiler:Rosalind was able to cure Robert's reconciliation sickness with the help of music to calm his nerves]].

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* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Ultimately {{Averted}}: their frequent squabbles amount to nothing more than some friendly SiblingRivalry to pass the time, and it's clear that they're actually very fond of each other. [[spoiler:[[{{Selfcest}} Really. Very.]]]]
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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:A A freak accident with Rosalind's dimension-bending machine made them able to bend [[spoiler:bend the world to their liking, which explains how they repeatedly show up in random places doing strange things and how they can't be shot, even at point-blank range.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: [[spoiler:Rosalind ThePowerOfRock:Rosalind was able to cure Robert's reconciliation sickness with the help of music to calm his nerves]].nerves.



** [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted when it's revealed that while Rosalind might be the wiser of the two, Robert apparently holds himself to a higher moral standard, expressing both compassion and regret for Booker and Elizabeth's situation and the role that they had played in it. Robert was also the one who decided that Comstock had to be stopped, even threatening to leave Rosalind if she refused to help]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The Luteces were this for the Founders. Once Comstock had all he needed from them and was taking steps to conceal Elizabeth's true origins, he had Fink arrange for the pair to be offed in an unfortunate experimental "accident."]] It didn't exactly work as planned.

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** [[spoiler:Ultimately Ultimately subverted when it's revealed that while Rosalind might be the wiser of the two, Robert apparently holds himself to a higher moral standard, expressing both compassion and regret for Booker and Elizabeth's situation and the role that they had played in it. Robert was also the one who decided that Comstock had to be stopped, even threatening to leave Rosalind if she refused to help]].
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The The Luteces were this for the Founders. Once Comstock had all he needed from them and was taking steps to conceal Elizabeth's true origins, he had Fink arrange for the pair to be offed in an unfortunate experimental "accident."]] " It didn't exactly work as planned.
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How Daisy Fitzroy takes him out during the Vox Populi rebellion in the third universe that Elizabeth and Booker visit]].

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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How How Daisy Fitzroy takes him out during the Vox Populi rebellion in the third universe that Elizabeth and Booker visit]].visit.



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Both used and averted. While he clearly is afraid of the Vox and runs from their forces, he does die trying to protect a child that may have been his]].

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Both Both used and averted. While he clearly is afraid of the Vox and runs from their forces, he does die trying to protect [[spoiler:protect a child that may have been his]].



* {{Narcissist}}: Brought into sharp relief by the [[http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/486687790845039144/1AB922BCC16D2993C46813B926208259997E0E0A/ hundred-foot-tall golden statue of himself]] outside his factory.[[note]]One of the only statues in Columbia almost as tall as the Angel of Monument Island, mind you.[[/note]] And of course, the town being named "Finkton".

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* {{Narcissist}}: Brought into sharp relief by the [[http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/486687790845039144/1AB922BCC16D2993C46813B926208259997E0E0A/ hundred-foot-tall golden statue of himself]] himself outside his factory.[[note]]One of the only statues in Columbia almost as tall as the Angel of Monument Island, mind you.[[/note]] And of course, the town being named "Finkton".



* AndroclesLion[=/=]ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'' reveals that all attempts to imprint Songbird to Elizabeth using pheromones, hypnosis, mental conditioning, etc, were colossal failures. Ironically, the solution came about from a simple act of kindness from the young Elizabeth, who took pity on an injured Songbird and reattached his loose breathing tube, leading Songbird to develop UndyingLoyalty to her]].

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* AndroclesLion[=/=]ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: AndroclesLion: Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'' reveals that all attempts to imprint Songbird to Elizabeth using pheromones, hypnosis, mental conditioning, etc, were colossal failures. Ironically, the solution came about from a simple act of kindness from the young Elizabeth, who took pity on an injured Songbird and reattached his loose breathing tube, leading Songbird to develop UndyingLoyalty to her]].her.



* {{Expy}}: Of a sort to the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Big]] [[VideoGame/BioShock2 Daddies]] of Rapture, with his need to protect Elizabeth, an alternate Little Sister. His eye color change is even identical. In terms of obsession and because of his mysterious past and transformation, he is similar to Subject Delta.

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* {{Expy}}: Of a sort to In-universe, he was created based on Fink's observations of the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Big]] [[VideoGame/BioShock2 Daddies]] of Rapture, with which explains his need to protect Elizabeth, an alternate Little Sister. His eye color change is even identical. In terms of obsession and because of his mysterious past and transformation, he is similar to Subject Delta.
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** [[spoiler:Her BadFuture self also undergoes this. By the time that happens, however, she could no longer stop Columbia from destroying New York and the world]].
** [[spoiler:Her initial shown motivation for returning to Rapture in ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two''.]]

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** [[spoiler:Her Her BadFuture self also undergoes this. By the time that happens, however, she could no longer stop Columbia from destroying New York and the world]].
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** [[spoiler:Her Her initial shown motivation for returning to Rapture in ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two''.]]



-->'''Booker:''' They won't stop until they have you.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' Why?! What did I do to them?
-->'''Booker:''' You frighten them.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' Good.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode One'' reveals she inadvertently caused the death of one of her infant selves (Anna) by stopping the exchange between Booker and Comstock in 1893. She then uses another girl, Sally, as bait to draw out Comstock, who by this time has sealed himself away in the Rapture universe]]. Due to the fallout from her plan, Sally is turned into a Little Sister and carted away to be mined for ADAM.

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-->'''Booker:''' They won't stop until they have you.
-->'''Elizabeth:'''
you.\\
'''Elizabeth:'''
Why?! What did I do to them?
-->'''Booker:'''
them?\\
'''Booker:'''
You frighten them.
-->'''Elizabeth:'''
them.\\
'''Elizabeth:'''
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode One'' reveals she inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the death of one of her infant selves (Anna) by stopping the exchange between Booker and Comstock in 1893. She then uses another girl, Sally, as bait to draw out Comstock, who by this time has sealed himself away in the Rapture universe]]. Due to the fallout from her plan, Sally is turned into a Little Sister and carted away to be mined for ADAM.



* PortalCut: [[spoiler:How she lost her pinky finger]].

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* PortalCut: [[spoiler:How How she lost her pinky finger]].finger.



** [[spoiler:She gets one in ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' upon finding her dead self in Rapture. [[LampshadeHanging She's not pleased with being on the receiving end of reconciliation sickness.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:She She gets one in ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' upon finding her [[spoiler:her dead self in Rapture.Rapture]]. [[LampshadeHanging She's not pleased with being on the receiving end of reconciliation sickness.]]]]]]



** ''Burial At Sea'' suggest that [[spoiler: the version of Elizabeth from the main game survived and retains her memory of the events of ''Infinite'']].

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** ''Burial At Sea'' suggest suggests that [[spoiler: the version of Elizabeth from the main game survived and retains her memory of the events of ''Infinite'']].



** [[spoiler:In the BadFuture, EvilOverlord Elizabeth is able to impart some of her powers to her "children", the Boys of Silence and their minions. She probably does it by repeatedly merging them with alternate universe versions of themselves]].

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** [[spoiler:In In the BadFuture, EvilOverlord Elizabeth is able to impart some of her powers to her [[spoiler:her "children", the Boys of Silence and their minions. She probably does it by repeatedly merging them with alternate universe versions of themselves]].minions.]].



* VideoGameCaringPotential: Much like ''{{Ico}}'', you'll end up worrying for her. Unlike ''Ico'', she ends getting split up multiple times and, while fighting, there's no way she can ever be captured permanently. When [[spoiler:it comes to the buildup of the BadFuture]], this is effectively a PlayerPunch.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Much like ''{{Ico}}'', you'll end up worrying for her. Unlike ''Ico'', she She ends getting split up multiple times and, while fighting, there's no way she can ever be captured permanently. When [[spoiler:it comes to the buildup of the BadFuture]], this is effectively a PlayerPunch.



* AesopAmnesia: [[spoiler:Despite it being guilt over his atrocities at Wounded Knee that initially drove him to the baptism, afterwards, he started treating them as glorious achievements, played up his involvement and referring to himself as the "Hero of Wounded Knee".]]

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* AesopAmnesia: [[spoiler:Despite Despite it being guilt over his atrocities at Wounded Knee that initially drove him to the baptism, afterwards, he started treating them as glorious achievements, played up his involvement and referring to himself as the "Hero of Wounded Knee".]]



** [[spoiler:When he comes to Rapture and becomes Booker once more to escape the guilt of Elizabeth's death in ''Burial at Sea'', he loses all traces of his "Comstock" persona, so that the ending once more comes as a shock]].

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** [[spoiler:When When he comes to Rapture and [[spoiler:and becomes Booker once more to escape the guilt of Elizabeth's death death]] in ''Burial at Sea'', he loses all traces of his "Comstock" persona, so that the ending once more comes as a shock]].shock.



* BoomerangBigot / YouAreWhatYouHate: Possibly. An audio log implies that he is part-Sioux. Though Comstock vigorously denies this, he blandly remarks that he burned alive a good many "squaws" before his regiment finally accepted him.

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* BoomerangBigot / YouAreWhatYouHate: BoomerangBigot: Possibly. An audio log implies that he is part-Sioux. Though Comstock vigorously denies this, he blandly remarks that he burned alive a good many "squaws" before his regiment finally accepted him.



* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Doesn't share Booker's voice actor, despite being the same person as him. Flipped on its head in ''Burial at Sea'' - still being [[YoungerThanTheyLook (seemingly)]] younger and unaware of his past, he's voiced by Troy Baker again]].

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* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Doesn't Doesn't share Booker's [[spoiler:Booker's]] voice actor, despite being the same person as him. Flipped on its head in ''Burial at Sea'' - still being [[YoungerThanTheyLook (seemingly)]] younger and unaware of his past, he's voiced by Troy Baker again]].again.



* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Except he killed his wife himself]].

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* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Except he killed CrusadingWidower:Except he [[spoiler:killed his wife himself]].



** [[spoiler: In ''Burial at Sea'' he does seem genuinely concerned for Sally, a little orphan he adopted. He tortured Suchong for fifteen hours to find her and objects to a plan to flush her out by potentially burning her. However, when she refuses to come with him, he shows a darker side.]]

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** [[spoiler: In ''Burial at Sea'' he does seem genuinely concerned for [[spoiler: Sally, a little orphan he adopted. He tortured Suchong for fifteen hours to find her and objects to a plan to flush her out by potentially burning her. However, when she refuses to come with him, he shows a darker side.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: "The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just a prophet... ''so I don't have to.''"
** Also the fact that he [[spoiler:accepts a baptism and [[ThatManIsDead changes his name and identity]] to try to free himself from the guilt of what he did at Wounded Knee, but he ''takes credit FOR THE VERY SAME DEEDS''.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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"The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just a prophet... ''so I don't have to.''"
** Also the fact that he [[spoiler:accepts a baptism and [[ThatManIsDead changes his name and identity]] to try to free himself from the guilt of what he did at Wounded Knee, Knee,]] but he ''takes credit FOR THE VERY SAME DEEDS''.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How he meets his end at the drill of a Big Daddy in ''Burial at Sea.'']]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex / IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler: It's hinted that for all his dismissive comments about Booker, he's deeply envious of Booker's ability to come to terms with their past, as well as have a child that he cannot due to his sterility. Lampshaded by the Luteces in ''Burial At Sea'', who imply that his decision to steal Elizabeth and try the same with Sally is simply transference for his self-loathing and desire to be someone else]].

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How he meets his end at the drill of a Big Daddy Daddy]] in ''Burial at Sea.'']]
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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex / IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler: InferioritySuperiorityComplex: It's hinted that for all his dismissive comments about Booker, he's deeply envious of Booker's ability to come to terms with their past, as well as have a child that he cannot due to his sterility. Lampshaded by the Luteces in ''Burial At Sea'', who imply that his decision to [[spoiler: steal Elizabeth and try the same with Sally Sally]] is simply transference for his self-loathing and desire to be someone else]].else.



** [[spoiler:His plan for molding Elizabeth into an ApocalypseMaiden includes ColdBloodedTorture and destroying any hope she may have of escaping Columbia]].
** [[spoiler:Comstock escaping the guilt and misery of his past lead him to becoming who he is, as opposed to Booker.]]

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** [[spoiler:His His plan for molding Elizabeth into an ApocalypseMaiden includes ColdBloodedTorture and destroying any hope she may have of escaping Columbia]].
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** [[spoiler:Comstock Comstock escaping the guilt and misery of his past lead him to becoming who he is, as opposed to Booker.]]



* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:In ''Burial at Sea'' he is quite protective of Sally, a simple orphan he adopted. He fights through a small army of splicers to reach her and objects to Elizabeth's plan to try to force her into the open with extreme heat.]] How valid that is, and how much this redeems him, are subject to debate. [[spoiler:He doesn't take it so well when Sally refuses to come with him, however.]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:In In ''Burial at Sea'' he is quite protective of Sally, a simple orphan he adopted. He fights through a small army of splicers to reach her and objects to Elizabeth's to [[spoiler:Elizabeth's plan to try to force her into the open with extreme heat.]] How valid that is, and how much this redeems him, are subject to debate. [[spoiler:He doesn't take it so well when Sally refuses to come with him, however.]]



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: In Burial at Sea Episode One, the playable Comstock after inadvertently killing Anna while trying to take her gave up his plans of building Columbia and burning the Sodom below and fled to Rapture where he could go back to being Booker and forget it all happened. In time, he adopted a young orphan named Sally and became violently protective of her, being willing to torture Suchong and fight through an army of splicers to rescue her after she was taken. Most notably, he objects strenuously to a plan that would hurt Sally for her own good, which was the main Comstock's entire philosophy for 'educating' Elizabeth. Nevertheless, Elizabeth and the Luteces view the entire sequence of events as him just trying to run away from his problems and arrange to have him brutally murdered even as he apologizes to Elizabeth.]] Fans are divided on how genuine his attempted redemption actually is, with opinions ranging from it was,[[note]]His accusers, after all, are hardly unbiased[[/note]] it wasn't and he deserved what happened to him, and it was but by that point he was already irredeemable.

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* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: In Burial at Sea Episode One, [[spoiler: the playable playable]] Comstock after inadvertently [[spoiler: killing Anna while trying to take her gave up his plans of building Columbia and burning the Sodom below and fled to Rapture where he could go back to being Booker and forget it all happened. happened.]] In time, he adopted a young orphan named Sally and became violently protective of her, being willing to torture Suchong and fight through an army of splicers to rescue her after she was taken. Most notably, he objects strenuously to a plan that would [[spoiler: hurt Sally for her own good, which was the main Comstock's entire philosophy for 'educating' Elizabeth. Elizabeth.]] Nevertheless, [[spoiler: Elizabeth and the Luteces Luteces]] view the entire sequence of events as him just trying to run away from his problems and arrange to have him brutally murdered even as he [[spoiler: apologizes to Elizabeth.]] Fans are divided on how genuine his attempted redemption actually is, with opinions ranging from it was,[[note]]His accusers, after all, are hardly unbiased[[/note]] it wasn't and he deserved what happened to him, and it was but by that point he was already irredeemable.



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:A constant among the various identities - his newfound nationalist zealotry apparently consumed his original self in the wake of his baptism, and the advanced age and cancerous side effects from his exposure to the Luteces' Tears pushed him further into senility. Even his ''Burial at Sea'' counterpart, still younger at the time of Elizabeth's death, went into an outright fugue state upon creating a new identity in Rapture, and only learned who he really was by the time of his death.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:For Booker]]. [[spoiler:Justified because they're the same person]], though post-Wounded Knee [[spoiler:they diverge in how they cope with the crushing guilt of what they've done]]. If there's any trait that Comstock and Booker share, it's that they both have incredibly poor ability to handle their own guilt. Booker is crushed under the weight of his own sins, and too full of self-hatred to believe he could be worth any redemption. Comstock, however, constantly runs away from his own guilt, and is [[NeverMyFault completely unable]] to confront his guilt and deal with the fact that he's a horrible person. As a result, Comstock is always seeking someone else's life as a form of escapism, taking any excuse [[spoiler:to not be the murderous, guilt-stricken Booker [=DeWitt=]. However, where Comstock chose to dissociate himself from his own guilt, Booker is entirely too aware of what kind of person he is, and is broken by it. Still, at least he displays actual regret and responsibility for his actions, making his method slightly healthier. [[TheAlcoholic Slightly.]]]]

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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:A A constant among the various identities - his newfound nationalist zealotry apparently consumed his original self in the wake of his baptism, and the advanced age and cancerous side effects from his exposure to the Luteces' Tears pushed him further into senility. Even his ''Burial at Sea'' counterpart, still younger at the time of Elizabeth's death, [[spoiler:Elizabeth's death]], went into an outright fugue state upon creating a new identity in Rapture, and only learned who he really was by the time of his death.]]
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* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:For Booker]]. [[spoiler:Justified Justified because they're [[spoiler:they're the same person]], though post-Wounded Knee [[spoiler:they diverge in how they cope with the crushing guilt of what they've done]]. If there's any trait that Comstock and Booker share, it's that they both have incredibly poor ability to handle their own guilt. Booker is crushed under the weight of his own sins, and too full of self-hatred to believe he could be worth any redemption. Comstock, however, constantly runs away from his own guilt, and is [[NeverMyFault completely unable]] to confront his guilt and deal with the fact that he's a horrible person. As a result, Comstock is always seeking someone else's life as a form of escapism, taking any excuse [[spoiler:to not be the murderous, guilt-stricken Booker [=DeWitt=]. However, where Comstock chose to dissociate himself from his own guilt, Booker is entirely too aware of what kind of person he is, and is broken by it. Still, at least he displays actual regret and responsibility for his actions, making his method slightly healthier. [[TheAlcoholic Slightly.]]]]



* ThatManIsDead: His whole life before [[spoiler:his baptism, when he was Booker [=DeWitt=].]]
** Except, you know, how he's [[spoiler:''[[{{Hypocrite}} TAKING CREDIT for the very deeds that drove him to seek absolution in the first place]]''.]]

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* ThatManIsDead: His whole life before [[spoiler:his baptism, when he was Booker [=DeWitt=].]]
** Except, you know, how he's [[spoiler:''[[{{Hypocrite}} TAKING CREDIT
[=DeWitt=]]] was supposed to be this. Eventually he loses his marbles and starts taking credit for the very deeds that drove him to seek absolution in the first place]]''.]]place.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: "Hero of Wounded Knee". See a description of that [[CurbStompBattle "battle"]] for why that term '''is not''' appropriate.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's regarded as the "Hero of Wounded Knee". See a description of Knee", despite [[spoiler: that [[CurbStompBattle "battle"]] he murdered countless native american men, women and children just for why that term '''is not''' appropriate.the sake of gaining the acceptance of the other soldiers. Even more so, those people he killed may or may not have been his own tribe (he has native american ancestry)]].



* LargeHam: [[spoiler:As The Siren]].
-->'''Lady Comstock:''' [[spoiler:'''BASTARD CHILD BASTARD!''']]

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* LargeHam: [[spoiler:As As The Siren]].
Siren.
-->'''Lady Comstock:''' [[spoiler:'''BASTARD '''BASTARD CHILD BASTARD!''']]BASTARD!'''



* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler:Raises enemies from the dead as the Siren.]]

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* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler:Raises Raises enemies from the dead as the Siren.]]



* SimpleYetOpulent / PimpedOutDress: Her blue dress has very few trimmings, but is still fittingly fancy for someone of her status. Most of the fanciest stuff -- the pearls, lace, bodice, NiceHat -- aren't even worn when Elizabeth puts on the dress.

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* SimpleYetOpulent / PimpedOutDress: SimpleYetOpulent: Her blue dress has very few trimmings, but is still fittingly fancy for someone of her status. Most of the fanciest stuff -- the pearls, lace, bodice, NiceHat -- aren't even worn when Elizabeth puts on the dress.
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** [[spoiler:And at the end of ''Burial At Sea'']].

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** [[spoiler:And And at the end of ''Burial At Sea'']].Sea''.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Her status as a living quantum superposition is undone when she returns to Rapture in Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', due to entering a universe in which she has died.]] As further proof of this, [[RippleEffectIndicator her pinky is revealed to be restored.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Her Her status as a living quantum superposition is undone when she returns to Rapture in Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', due to entering a universe in which she [[spoiler:she has died.]] As further proof of this, [[RippleEffectIndicator her pinky is revealed to be restored.]]



* DaddysLittleVillain: [[spoiler:Her BadFuture self eventually became Comstock's heir and declared war on all mankind in the entirety of the multiverse]].

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* DaddysLittleVillain: [[spoiler:Her Her BadFuture self eventually became Comstock's heir and declared war on all mankind in the entirety of the multiverse]].multiverse.



* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Elizabeth suffers a major case of BreakTheCutie throughout the course of ''Infinite'', eventually flat out telling Booker that she'd rather have him provide a MercyKill for her than go back to the tower]].
** [[spoiler: It gets progressively worse during ''Burial At Sea: Episode Two'', to the extent that even Atlas' attempt to torture her for information fails when she taunts him that she's really NotAfraidToDie and that killing her would be doing her a favour. During her final confrontation with Atlas, she remains DefiantToTheEnd despite knowing that she's walking to her death, jeering Atlas to simply get on with it]].

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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Elizabeth suffers a major case of BreakTheCutie throughout the course of ''Infinite'', eventually flat out telling Booker that she'd rather have him provide a MercyKill for her than go back to the tower]].
tower.
** [[spoiler: It gets progressively worse during ''Burial At Sea: Episode Two'', to the extent that [[spoiler: even Atlas' attempt to torture her for information fails when she taunts him that she's really NotAfraidToDie and that killing her would be doing her a favour. favour.]] During her final confrontation with Atlas, she remains DefiantToTheEnd despite knowing that she's walking to her death, jeering Atlas to simply get on with it]].it.



* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Her BadFuture self]].
* FanservicePack: Elizabeth is [[http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/08/burial-at-sea-BioShock-INfinite-3.jpg even more attractive]] in ''Burial at Sea'', judging by the amounts of fanart and [[http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/903266226701204794/97A1C2AD5DE9090495E4832EE37407D1C70149BC/ screenshots.]]

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Her Her BadFuture self]].
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* FanservicePack: Elizabeth is [[http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/08/burial-at-sea-BioShock-INfinite-3.jpg even more attractive]] in ''Burial at Sea'', judging by the amounts of fanart and [[http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/903266226701204794/97A1C2AD5DE9090495E4832EE37407D1C70149BC/ screenshots.]]



* FemmeFatale[=/=]GuileHero: Elizabeth in ''Burial At Sea'', with a dash of {{AntiHero}} for good measure. [[spoiler: It even turns out her entire purpose in hiring Booker was to get him[=/=]Comstock killed.]]

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* FemmeFatale[=/=]GuileHero: FemmeFatale: Elizabeth in ''Burial At Sea'', with a dash of {{AntiHero}} for good measure. [[spoiler: It even turns out her entire purpose in hiring Booker was to get him[=/=]Comstock killed.]]



* GenerationXerox & InTheBlood: In a possible future, Elizabeth finally snapped under pressure and was indoctrinated into Columbia's ideas. Booker gets to witness her prolonging Comstock's crusade by leading the New York assault.
-->"It wasn't the torture that broke ''me''. It wasn't the indoctrination. It was time. Time rots everything, Booker. Even hope."
** Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'' opens with Elizabeth making a pact with the Luteces, and losing her memory as a result.
** In between Episodes One & Two of ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:Elizabeth engineers the capture of a Little Sister named Sally by Atlas' crew, all to entrap Booker/Comstock]]. According to Rosalind and Robert, Elizabeth felt remorse for abandoning the girl once the deed was done; she requested the scientists' help to steal back Sally (similar to how the Luteces helped [[spoiler:Comstock]] exile himself to Rapture as penance for killing the Anna of his universe). Through her travels through space and time, Elizabeth learns that she is indirectly responsible for the creation of Songbird, [[spoiler:the Big Daddies, and numerous plasmids and vigors being peddled by Suchong and Fink.]] She wonders if she's bound by fate to continue Comstock's violence, but is dissuaded by [[spoiler:'Head' or 'Ghost']] Booker on the radio, who believes Elizabeth is following in ''his'' footsteps by rescuing a child -- "settling the debt."



* HotterAndSexier[=/=]OlderAndWiser: Elizabeth's {{Xenafication}} in ''Burial At Sea'' is justified in that, in addition to looking the part of the FemmeFatale, Elizabeth spent her time in Rapture learning much more than lockpicking.



* InTheBlood: In a possible future, Elizabeth finally snapped under pressure and was indoctrinated into Columbia's ideas. Booker gets to witness her prolonging Comstock's crusade by leading the New York assault.
-->"It wasn't the torture that broke ''me''. It wasn't the indoctrination. It was time. Time rots everything, Booker. Even hope."
** Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'' opens with Elizabeth making a pact with the Luteces, and losing her memory as a result.
** In between Episodes One & Two of ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:Elizabeth engineers the capture of a Little Sister named Sally by Atlas' crew, all to entrap Booker/Comstock]]. According to Rosalind and Robert, Elizabeth felt remorse for abandoning the girl once the deed was done; she requested the scientists' help to steal back Sally (similar to how the Luteces helped [[spoiler:Comstock]] exile himself to Rapture as penance for killing the Anna of his universe). Through her travels through space and time, Elizabeth learns that she is indirectly responsible for the creation of Songbird, [[spoiler:the Big Daddies, and numerous plasmids and vigors being peddled by Suchong and Fink.]] She wonders if she's bound by fate to continue Comstock's violence, but is dissuaded by [[spoiler:'Head' or 'Ghost']] Booker on the radio, who believes Elizabeth is following in ''his'' footsteps by rescuing a child -- "settling the debt."



* MagicalGirl[=/=]MagicalGirlWarrior: Her tear-opening powers and Franchise/DisneyPrincess-esque appearance can qualify her as this.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:She's forced to do this to Songbird by drowning it outside Rapture]].

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:She's She's forced to do this to Songbird [[spoiler:Songbird by drowning it outside Rapture]].



** [[spoiler:After she kills Daisy]].

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** [[spoiler:After After she kills Daisy]].Daisy.


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* OlderAndWiser: Elizabeth's {{Xenafication}} in ''Burial At Sea'' is justified in that, in addition to looking the part of the FemmeFatale, Elizabeth spent her time in Rapture learning much more than lockpicking.
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* {{Badass}}: Booker is a OneManArmy who tears his way through {{mooks}} like they were made of paper.



** BadassAbnormal: Over the course of the game, by way of Vigors and Nostrums.



* BigNo: [[spoiler:He lets one out when Anna/Elizabeth is being taken from him in the ending]].

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* BigNo: [[spoiler:He He lets one out when Anna/Elizabeth [[spoiler:Anna/Elizabeth is being taken from him in the ending]].



* TheComicallySerious:
** Booker ''is'' this trope, which is why many of the things he says are so hilarious even though his sense of humor is almost non-existent. The funniest examples probably being:

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* TheComicallySerious:
**
TheComicallySerious: Booker ''is'' this trope, which is why many of the things he says are so hilarious even though his sense of humor is almost non-existent. The funniest examples probably being:



** He is firmly opposed by the very religiously-flavored Founders and Comstock (often characterized by them as a devil, a satanic influence, or TheGrimReaper), and he did a lot of bad, bad things [twangy guitars], the specifics of which we're probably better off not knowing. He's still more palatable as an individual than Columbia's collective jingoistic insanity, though, and becomes a better person over the course of the narrative.

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** He is firmly opposed by the very religiously-flavored Founders and Comstock (often characterized by them as a devil, a satanic influence, or TheGrimReaper), and he did a lot of bad, bad things [twangy guitars], in the past, the specifics of which we're probably better off not knowing. He's still more palatable as an individual than Columbia's collective jingoistic insanity, though, and becomes a better person over the course of the narrative.



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:TheMultiverse ''exists'' because he refused ([[AlternateSelf and didn't refuse]]) his baptism. He dies by being drowned in the waters where he wasn't (and was) baptized]].

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:TheMultiverse TheMultiverse ''exists'' because he refused ([[AlternateSelf and didn't refuse]]) his baptism. He [[spoiler:He dies by being drowned in the waters where he wasn't (and was) baptized]].



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Going hand-in-hand with his MoralEventHorizon, Booker losing Anna left him a broken man, consumed by alcoholism and gambling addiction to try and ease his pain. At the end of the main game, the realisation that he and Comstock are two versions of the same person is followed by him barely struggling as he allows Elizabeth to drown him.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Going Going hand-in-hand with his MoralEventHorizon, Booker losing Anna [[spoiler:Anna]] left him a broken man, consumed by alcoholism and gambling addiction to try and ease his pain. At the end of the main game, the realisation that he [[spoiler:he and Comstock are two versions of the same person person]] is followed by him barely struggling as he allows Elizabeth to [[spoiler: drown him.]]



* FirstPersonGhost: Does not cast a shadow or have a reflection, except during some scripted events (e.g. the washbasin at the start of the game, or his reflection in the glass while being rocketed to Columbia). Jumping onto a skyline after the 15th wave in a ''Clash in the Clouds'' game shows he's [[http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/40850533267818602/AE92AD0E9D5EA087642596FF2DD0253E0F024F6B/ just a pair of arms.]]

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* FirstPersonGhost: Does not cast a shadow or have a reflection, except during some scripted events (e.g. the washbasin at the start of the game, or his reflection in the glass while being rocketed to Columbia). Jumping onto a skyline after the 15th wave in a ''Clash in the Clouds'' game shows he's [[http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/40850533267818602/AE92AD0E9D5EA087642596FF2DD0253E0F024F6B/ just a pair of arms.]]



** [[spoiler:Agreeing to hawk his infant daughter to the Reverend and his creepy minions -- then having a last-minute change of heart and sprinting to get her back. He was too late, and Comstock fled through a tear, slicing off Anna's finger in the process]].
** This applies to Booker in the game's ending. It is ultimately left up to players to decide.

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** [[spoiler:Agreeing Agreeing to hawk his infant daughter daughter]] to the Reverend and his creepy minions -- then having a last-minute change of heart and sprinting to get her [[spoiler:her]] back. He was too late, and Comstock [[spoiler:Comstock fled through a tear, slicing off Anna's finger in the process]].
** This applies to Booker in the game's ending. It is ultimately left up to players to decide.



** [[spoiler:Finding out that he sold his own daughter to Comstock, and that she became Elizabeth, leaves him staggered and ready to commit suicide]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After realizing that Comstock exists because of his own crimes, he declares that he is ''both'' Booker Dewitt and Zachary Comstock before his daughters drown him -- symbolically cleansing both his own sins and those of his other self]].

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** [[spoiler:Finding Finding out that he sold [[spoiler:sold his own daughter to Comstock, and that she became Elizabeth, Elizabeth,]] leaves him staggered and ready to commit suicide]].
suicide.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After After realizing that Comstock [[spoiler:Comstock exists because of his own crimes, he declares that he is ''both'' Booker Dewitt and Zachary Comstock Comstock]] before his daughters drown him -- symbolically cleansing both his own sins and those of his other self]]. self.



* MixedAncestry: Despite being nominally Caucasian in photographs, it's revealed that he has more than one Native American ancestor in his family tree and is capable enough at speaking Sioux. [[spoiler:During the Wounded Knee Massacre, he acquired the ''nom de guerre'' of "The White Injun" for all the gruesome trophies he collected]]. Adding FridgeHorror if you know what tribe was there -- the Lakota Sioux, his own people.

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* MixedAncestry: Despite being nominally Caucasian in photographs, it's revealed that he has more than one Native American ancestor in his family tree and is capable enough at speaking Sioux. [[spoiler:During the Wounded Knee Massacre, he acquired the ''nom de guerre'' of "The White Injun" for all the gruesome trophies he collected]]. Adding FridgeHorror if you know what tribe was there -- the Lakota Sioux, his own people.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Has this reaction after he remembers that he sold his daughter, Anna a.k.a. Elizabeth]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Has Has this reaction after he remembers that he sold [[spoiler:sold his daughter, Anna a.k.a. Elizabeth]].



* PermaStubble: [[spoiler:Meanwhile, Comstock grows from this to a BeardOfEvil]].

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* PermaStubble: [[spoiler:Meanwhile, Comstock Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Comstock]] grows from this to a BeardOfEvil]].BeardOfEvil.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He allows Elizabeth to kill him so that Comstock is destroyed for good. It's even more pronounced considering how little he struggles as he runs out of air]].
* {{Retgone}}: [[spoiler:Booker kills himself in the dimension where he took the baptism and became Comstock, so all the Comstocks of every universe no longer exist. And seeing how Comstock was responsible for Columbia's creation and Elizabeth's abduction]], apparently no Columbia and super-powered Elizabeth, either... which means the whole game's events are erased from existence. [[MindScrew Perhaps]].

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He He allows Elizabeth to kill him so that Comstock [[spoiler:Comstock is destroyed for good. good.]] It's even more pronounced considering how little he struggles as he runs out of air]].
air.
* {{Retgone}}: [[spoiler:Booker Booker kills himself in the dimension where he took [[spoiler:took the baptism and became Comstock, so all the Comstocks of every universe no longer exist. And seeing how Comstock was responsible for Columbia's creation and Elizabeth's abduction]], apparently no Columbia and super-powered Elizabeth, either... which means the whole game's events are erased from existence. [[MindScrew Perhaps]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Comstock ''was'' at Wounded Knee and the Boxer Rebellion because ''he is Booker'', a version who accepted baptism and a new name with it. He still didn't lead at Wounded Knee, mind you (he was just a corporal), making Slate's protests still somewhat valid. But that single choice--to baptize or not--is the heart of the game, as Comstock goes on to found Columbia, become sterile from peeking into Lutece Fields, and arrange for the purchasing of some other timeline's Booker's daughter because of HeirClubForMen reasons.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Zachary Hale Comstock is actually a Booker [=DeWitt=] who takes the baptism and a new name]] following the events of Wounded Knee.

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Zachary Zachary Hale Comstock is actually a [[spoiler: Booker [=DeWitt=] who takes the baptism and a new name]] following the events of Wounded Knee.



%%* {{Determinator}}



* TheOmniscient[=/=]TheOmnipresent: After her PowerLimiter is destroyed, [[spoiler:she dramatically increases in power and ability. She claims she can see "through every door" into an infinite number of alternate universes, and is able to guide Booker through his own flashbacks]].

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* TheOmniscient[=/=]TheOmnipresent: TheOmniscient: After her PowerLimiter is destroyed, [[spoiler:she dramatically increases in power and ability. She claims she can see "through every door" into an infinite number of alternate universes, and is able to guide Booker through his own flashbacks]].



* PhlebotinumRebel: Screw you, Comstock, ''and'' your megalomania!
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:She becomes this after the tower Siphon is destroyed]].

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* PhlebotinumRebel: Screw you, Comstock, ''and'' your megalomania!
%%* PhlebotinumRebel
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:She She becomes this after the [[spoiler:the tower Siphon is destroyed]].destroyed, able to open tears any time she likes, to wherever she likes and whenever she likes, into any existing or even merely possible permutation of reality. She's also totally aware of single one of these, which lets her know where and when to open a tear to get the result she wants.]]
%%* PluckyGirl
%%* ThePollyanna



%%* SilkHidingSteelevery



* SpiritedYoungLady[=/=]PluckyGirl[=/=]ThePollyanna-->{{Determinator}}[=/=]SilkHidingSteel: The trajectory of her CharacterDevelopment.

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* SpiritedYoungLady[=/=]PluckyGirl[=/=]ThePollyanna-->{{Determinator}}[=/=]SilkHidingSteel: The trajectory of her CharacterDevelopment.%%* SpiritedYoungLady



* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Despite never seen handling a gun at all throughout either Infinite or Burial at Sea Episode 1, other than when throwing them to Booker, Elizabeth is an instant expert with every weapon she comes across in Episode 2.
* SuperEmpowering: It's implied in one of the logs that Elizabeth has her RealityWarper powers not because of an inherent trait, but because a part of her was trapped in another universe. [[spoiler:Most likely her pinky finger]]. It's further implied that the Luteces are completely aware of how to make this happen. Vigors are manufactured from the constant flow of power cosmic being drained from her by the Siphon. [[spoiler: Or not. See the trope page for BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea.]]

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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Despite never seen handling a gun at all throughout either Infinite or Burial at Sea Episode 1, other than when throwing them to Booker, Elizabeth is an instant expert with every weapon she comes across in Episode 2.
2. Considering her powers, this may be a literal case of this trope; if she can "see through every door" it's not hard to guess that she picked up the ability to handle firearms somewhere along the line.
* SuperEmpowering: It's implied in one of the logs that Elizabeth has her RealityWarper powers not because of an inherent trait, but because a part of her was trapped in another universe. [[spoiler:Most likely her pinky finger]]. It's further implied that the Luteces are completely aware of how to make this happen. Vigors are manufactured from the constant flow of power cosmic being drained from her by the Siphon. [[spoiler: Or not. See the trope page for BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea.]]



* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: In Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', Elizabeth willingly sacrifices herself to trick Atlas into bringing Jack to Rapture, [[GoOutWithASmile dying content]] in the knowledge that she'd brought about his eventual downfall and that Sally and all the other Little Sisters would finally be free.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: In Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', Elizabeth [[spoiler: willingly sacrifices herself to trick Atlas into bringing Jack to Rapture, [[GoOutWithASmile dying content]] in the knowledge that she'd brought about his eventual downfall and that Sally and all the other Little Sisters would finally be free.]]



* TrueBlueFemininity[=/=]PurpleIsPowerful: Elizabeth wears clothes that reflect the changes in her character throughout the story, ranging from blue and white dresses of varying maturity to a sexy but serious ensemble of purple, red and black in the last [=DLC=].

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* TrueBlueFemininity[=/=]PurpleIsPowerful: TrueBlueFemininity: Elizabeth wears clothes that reflect the changes in her character throughout the story, ranging from blue and white dresses of varying maturity to a sexy but serious ensemble of purple, red and black in the last [=DLC=].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:According to her BadFuture self, Elizabeth didn't turn evil because she believed in Comstock's cause; instead, because the Booker [=DeWitt=] of her timeline was killed before he could rescue her from the Songbird, the specialists managed to convince Elizabeth that "The False Shepherd" had abandoned her. It was this sense of betrayal, more than any the tortures that had been used to indoctrinate her, that left her accepting Comstock's mantle simply out of a desire to see the world burn]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:According According to her BadFuture self, Elizabeth didn't turn [[spoiler:turn evil because she believed in Comstock's cause; instead, because the Booker [=DeWitt=] of her timeline was killed before he could rescue her from the Songbird, the specialists managed to convince Elizabeth that "The False Shepherd" had abandoned her. It was this sense of betrayal, more than any the tortures that had been used to indoctrinate her, that left her accepting Comstock's mantle simply out of a desire to see the world burn]].



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: In Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', after acquiring the "Ace in the Hole" for Atlas in exchange for Sally, Atlas kills Elizabeth.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: In YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:In Episode Two of ''Burial at Sea'', after acquiring the "Ace in the Hole" for Atlas in exchange for Sally, [[spoiler: Atlas kills Elizabeth.]]



* TheReveal: He's actually an AlternateUniverse version of [[spoiler: Booker.]]

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* TheReveal: He's actually an AlternateUniverse Comstock ''was'' at Wounded Knee and the Boxer Rebellion because [[spoiler:''he is Booker'']], a version who accepted baptism and a new name with it. He still didn't lead at Wounded Knee, mind you (he was just a corporal), making Slate's protests still somewhat valid. But that single choice--to baptize or not--is the heart of [[spoiler: Booker.]]the game, as Comstock goes on to found Columbia, become sterile from peeking into Lutece Fields, and arrange for the purchasing of some other timeline's Booker's daughter because of HeirClubForMen reasons.
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: In her quest to take down Comstock and everything he stands for, she becomes exactly what he always claimed her to be.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in Burial at Sea, where it's revealed that while she didn't really want the revolution to be civil she didn't want it be ''too violent'' either, and that she never actually believed in murdering the Founders children.]]



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Declaring Booker an enemy for "confusing the narrative." Definitely [[spoiler:when she tries to kill Fink's son simply for being the child of a Founder]].
** However, [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that not only was it an act, she initially refused to go through with it, refusing to hold Fink's son accountable for his father's actions. She only agreed after the Luteces tell her that she'd be killed before she could go through with it and that her sacrifice would strengthen Elizabeth's resolve to take down Comstock once and for all]].

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Declaring Booker an enemy for "confusing the narrative." Definitely [[spoiler:when she tries to kill Fink's son simply for being the child of a Founder]].
** However,
Founder]], however, [[spoiler: ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two'' reveals that not only was it an act, she initially refused to go through with it, refusing to hold Fink's son accountable for his father's actions. She only agreed after the Luteces tell her that she'd be killed before she could go through with it and that her sacrifice would strengthen Elizabeth's resolve to take down Comstock once and for all]].



* NotSoDifferent: Both Booker and Elizabeth note she's Comstock by another name. Of course, she would die rather than admit it.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
**
Both Booker and Elizabeth note she's Comstock by another name. Of course, she would die rather than admit it.



** Well Subverted in the end. See ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:where it's revealed through audio diaries that she had reservations about a starting a violent revolution (even though she felt her hand had been somewhat forced) because she knew innocents may be harmed and that her "soldiers" would go too far. In the end she was more like Emma Goldman than Pol Pot, but the loose coordination of her organization and later her death would keep her from keeping a handle on the Vox armies' more disgusting actions.]]

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** Well Subverted in the end. See end, as ''Burial at Sea'', [[spoiler:where it's revealed Sea'' reveals through audio diaries that [[spoiler: she had reservations about a starting a violent revolution (even though she felt her hand had been somewhat forced) because she knew innocents may be harmed and that her "soldiers" would go too far. In the end she was more like Emma Goldman than Pol Pot, but the loose coordination of her organization and later her death would keep her from keeping a handle on the Vox armies' more disgusting actions.]] ]]


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* SheWhoFightsMonsters: In her quest to take down Comstock and everything he stands for, she becomes exactly what he always claimed her to be. Played with in Burial at Sea, where it's revealed that while she didn't really want the revolution to be civil she didn't want it be ''too violent'' either. Though she did try to kill Booker because his being alive didn't fit her narrative. Subverted in the case of trying to kill Fink's son; she never actually believed in murdering the Founders' children and was faking the attempt in the first place.
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:If she even qualifies as a villain at all, given the revelations of ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two''.]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:If She turns on Booker immediately after he completes her quest and leads a revolution against Columbia, which generally involves mass murder and setting buildings to blaze. Additionally, she even qualifies as a villain proves more than willing to kill children in order to achieve her goals. However, she's got REALLY good reasons to hate Comstock's group and she's at all, given least well-meaning and she only went through with the revelations of ''Burial at Sea: Episode Two''.]]attempt on the child in question's life because the Luteces A: put her up to it and B: they assured her that she would be killed by Elizabeth before she could actually hurt the kid.
24th Jul '16 12:58:16 AM Eagal
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->'''Voiced by:''' Kiff [=VandenHeuvel=][[spoiler:, Creator/TroyBaker (''Burial at Sea'')]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Kiff [=VandenHeuvel=][[spoiler:, [=VandenHeuvel=], Creator/TroyBaker (''Burial at Sea'')]]
Sea'')
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* DamselInDistress: Booker needs to save her at the beginning of the game. [[spoiler: She also willingly gives herself to Songbird towards the end of the game, and Booker needs to save her. However it is downplayed the second time, as she saves herself as soon as Booker turns off the machine and frees her.]]



** DamselInDistress: That said, Booker still needs to save her at the beginning of the game. [[spoiler: She also willingly gives herself to Songbird towards the end of the game, and Booker needs to save her. However it is downplayed the second time, as she saves herself as soon as Booker turns off the machine and frees her.]]
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!!Elizabeth [[spoiler:Comstock[=/=]Anna [=DeWitt=]]]

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!!Elizabeth [[spoiler:Comstock[=/=]Anna [=DeWitt=]]]Comstock[=/=]Anna [=DeWitt=]
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