History Characters / BioshockInfinite

15th Oct '17 6:03:56 AM MM_Crusader
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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Despite being hailed as an American Hero for his contribution during the Wounded Knee Massacre, Booker hated himself and this hatred only increases during his time as a Pinkerton agent and after [[spoiler:selling his baby daughter for money]]. [[spoiler:In fact, he felt that there something as simple as baptism can ever make him forget about his sins]].

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Despite being hailed as an American Hero for his contribution during the Wounded Knee Massacre, Booker hated himself and this hatred only increases during his time as a Pinkerton agent and after [[spoiler:selling his baby daughter for money]]. [[spoiler:In fact, he felt that there something as simple as baptism can ever never make him forget about his sins]].
11th Oct '17 7:18:03 PM AriRockefeller
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* BigEater: In the ice-cream parlor, Duke is advertising the 5-cent "Patriotic Duty" special--one scoop each of [[PatrioticFervor strawberry, vanilla, and what looks like blueberry]].
** By contrast, PickyEater Dimwit's special is a single scoop of "Lazy Lemon."


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* CowardlyLion: Dimwit.
11th Oct '17 2:20:24 PM AriRockefeller
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* {{Leitmotif}}: In the voxophone recordings, Duke has a light piano flourish, while Dimwit has a sour, mash-the-keys-with-your-hand sounding note.
11th Oct '17 2:54:29 AM AriRockefeller
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* CatchPhrase: Their voxophones all begin with "Are you a Duke? ...or a Dimwit?" and end with "Remember, boys and girls: Dont. Be. A Dimwit!"
11th Oct '17 2:50:19 AM AriRockefeller
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Implied to be the case with Dimwit. One store clerk offhandedly mentions they have trouble keeping Dimwit merch in stock. Which means people love Dimwit [[WartsAndAll not despite, but because of]] his flaws...or parents have very low opinions of their children.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Implied to be the case with Dimwit. One store clerk offhandedly mentions they have trouble keeping Dimwit merch in stock. Which means people love Dimwit [[WartsAndAll not despite, but because of]] of his flaws...flaws]]...or parents have very low opinions of their children.children.
* HollywoodHomely: Dimwit with his mussed hair, big nose, big teeth, and unkempt uniform.
10th Oct '17 8:21:51 PM AriRockefeller
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10th Oct '17 8:20:45 PM AriRockefeller
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!!Enemies

[[folder:Police]]
!!Police
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Johnny Law is the first of the hostiles you'll encounter. They carry truncheons, pistols, or even Sky-Hooks. Interestingly for Columbia's gender dynamics, many of them are female and many of the female officers are highly ranked and obeyed without question.

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!!Enemies

[[folder:Police]]
!!Police
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!!Dimwit & Duke
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Johnny Law is
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the first of left, Dimwit on the hostiles you'll encounter. They carry truncheons, pistols, or even Sky-Hooks. Interestingly right]]

Two mascots
for Columbia's gender dynamics, many of them are female "proper" Columbian children behavior; Duke represents the good and many of the female officers are highly ranked proper way to do things, Dimwit represents how ''not'' to do things. Their images appear all over Soldier's Field, with a toy line, voxophone players, and obeyed without question.live stage performances.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: The primary means of extracting information from suspects or witnesses is inflicting a lot of pain. In the game, you encounter at least one man they tortured to death and another effectively comatose from trauma in their cells.
* KillerCop: They show absolutely zero hesitation in executing suspects.
* OldFashionedCopper: It's nineteen-twelve. They aren't enlightened.
* PoliceBrutality: Self-evident. These guys enforce Columbia's law with all the fervor of the most zealous patriots and religious fanatics combined, and with just as much violence.
* RabidCop: They certainly do a whole lot of yelling.
* SkewedPriorities: It is shown that will stop fighting Booker and pray when ordered to by Comstock; even if Booker starts '''''killing them''''' they will not stop praying.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Uniforms in white and blue, of course, and the higher-level female cops actually go into firefights ''dressed as Lady Liberty'', spiked metallic mask and all.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: The primary TheAce: Duke.
* ButtMonkey: Dimwit.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Implied to be the case with Dimwit. One store clerk offhandedly mentions they have trouble keeping Dimwit merch in stock. Which
means people love Dimwit [[WartsAndAll not despite, but because of]] his flaws...or parents have very low opinions of extracting information from suspects or witnesses is inflicting a lot of pain. In the game, you encounter at least one man they tortured to death and another effectively comatose from trauma in their cells.
children.
* KillerCop: They {{Homage}}: To Goofus and Gallant from ''Highlights'' children's magazine.
** Ryan the Lion and Peter the Parasite in ''Burial At Sea'' are ones of them.
* InsideJoke: The "Fearless Flintlock" voxophone was delayed three times. Just like ''Infinite''.
* TheMerch: And it's all over the place.
* PatrioticFervor: Meant to instill this in Columbian children.
* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Statues of Dimwit
show absolutely zero hesitation him doused in executing suspects.
* OldFashionedCopper: It's nineteen-twelve. They aren't enlightened.
* PoliceBrutality: Self-evident. These guys enforce Columbia's law with all the fervor of the most zealous patriots
ice-cream and religious fanatics combined, and with just as much violence.
* RabidCop: They certainly do
''holding his rifle backwards'' (it's a whole lot of yelling.
* SkewedPriorities: It is shown that will stop fighting Booker and pray when ordered to by Comstock; even if Booker starts '''''killing them''''' they will not stop praying.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Uniforms in white and blue, of course, and the higher-level female cops actually go into firefights ''dressed as Lady Liberty'', spiked metallic mask and all.
pop gun, but still)


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!!Enemies

[[folder:Police]]
!!Police
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bioshock_cop.PNG]]

Johnny Law is the first of the hostiles you'll encounter. They carry truncheons, pistols, or even Sky-Hooks. Interestingly for Columbia's gender dynamics, many of them are female and many of the female officers are highly ranked and obeyed without question.
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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: The primary means of extracting information from suspects or witnesses is inflicting a lot of pain. In the game, you encounter at least one man they tortured to death and another effectively comatose from trauma in their cells.
* KillerCop: They show absolutely zero hesitation in executing suspects.
* OldFashionedCopper: It's nineteen-twelve. They aren't enlightened.
* PoliceBrutality: Self-evident. These guys enforce Columbia's law with all the fervor of the most zealous patriots and religious fanatics combined, and with just as much violence.
* RabidCop: They certainly do a whole lot of yelling.
* SkewedPriorities: It is shown that will stop fighting Booker and pray when ordered to by Comstock; even if Booker starts '''''killing them''''' they will not stop praying.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Uniforms in white and blue, of course, and the higher-level female cops actually go into firefights ''dressed as Lady Liberty'', spiked metallic mask and all.

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8th Oct '17 9:15:25 AM neoXsaga
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least three male [=NPC=]s around Columbia come at him with thinly-veiled overtures, including one as blatant as "Howdy, sailor..." (as well as "I'm fond of the Greco-Roman style. If you want, I could always ''teach'' you," and "If you're willing to go into that booth with me, I'm sure I could find you a set of trunks...").

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least three four male [=NPC=]s around Columbia come at him with thinly-veiled overtures, including the earliest one is right after he gets pass Comstock's monument at Town Center, with "Good day, Citizen. You're looking fit." Including one as blatant as "Howdy, sailor..." (as well as "I'm fond of the Greco-Roman style. If you want, I could always ''teach'' you," and "If you're willing to go into that booth with me, I'm sure I could find you a set of trunks...").



* MadeOfIron: He does take a lot of punishment in the game, after all. In one particular scene, Booker gets [[spoiler:hit in the head with a wrench by Elizabeth, wakes up only to get punched in the face by a Vox, and is pushed off an airship from a pretty fair height]]. What does he do? Gets up and keeps going.

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* MadeOfIron: He does take a lot of punishment in the game, after all. In He gets baptized and almost drowned early on, gets stabbed in his right hand, and in one particular scene, series of scenes, Booker gets [[spoiler:hit in the head with a wrench by Elizabeth, wakes up only to get punched in the face by a Vox, and is pushed off an airship from a pretty fair height]]. What does he do? [[NoSell Gets up like nothing happened]] and keeps going.
8th Oct '17 8:36:03 AM AriRockefeller
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** Voxophone recordings you find from one writer, who gets commissioned to write his biography, reveal that he only has enough material to fill about 30 of the 100 pages authorized to be his biography ("One hundred is enough...because I know how it ends."). The writer at one point just decides "screw it" and stuffs it full of [[{{Filler}} scripture]].
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