History Headscratchers / BioShock2

10th Sep '16 9:50:26 PM WillBGood
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** Cause the Little Sister in question is none other than Eleanor, and her mother kinda needs her for her {{Instrumentality}} plan. Kinda hard to work on that when you're going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to stop her. [[spoiler:Too bad that's what happens anyway, cause poor [[{{Woobie}} Eleanor]] really misses her daddy after ten years.]]

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** Cause the Little Sister in question is none other than Eleanor, and her mother kinda needs her for her {{Instrumentality}} plan.AssimilationPlot. Kinda hard to work on that when you're going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to stop her. [[spoiler:Too bad that's what happens anyway, cause poor [[{{Woobie}} Eleanor]] really misses her daddy after ten years.]]
10th Jul '16 9:17:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Yeah, but you see what that looks like in the intro, and it's obvious he isn't removing his helmet every single time. [[TheyJustDidntCare It's just something they seem to have hoped nobody would notice]].

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*** Yeah, but you see what that looks like in the intro, and it's obvious he isn't removing his helmet every single time. [[TheyJustDidntCare It's just something they seem to have hoped nobody would notice]].notice.
29th Jun '16 9:23:33 PM Blacknuz
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** In the events of the first game, war and poverty made ADAM a very expensive and rare commodity. You'd find Splicers attacking Little Sisters because they had no other legitimate means of getting their next fix. However, in the second game, Lamb probably supplies Splicers of the Family with ADAM non-lethally Harvested from Little Sisters (via regurgitation). This ensures that Splicers remain loyal to the Family and won't hinder the Little Sisters on their Gathering because they already have a stable source of ADAM. The Splicers who still tango with Big Daddies are not apart of the Family.

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** In the events of the first game, war and poverty made ADAM a very expensive and rare commodity. You'd find Splicers attacking Little Sisters because they had no other legitimate means of getting their next fix. However, in the second game, Lamb probably supplies Splicers of the Family with ADAM non-lethally Harvested from Little Sisters (via regurgitation). This ensures that Splicers remain loyal to the Family and won't hinder the Little Sisters on their Gathering because they already have a stable source of ADAM. The Splicers who still tango with Big Daddies are not apart a part of the Family.
29th Jun '16 9:00:54 PM Blacknuz
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** Maybe when Delta was ressurected, Elenor incorpertated it into his structure.

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** Maybe when Delta was ressurected, Elenor incorpertated incorporated it into his structure.
29th Jun '16 8:58:20 PM Blacknuz
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** The plot had significant changes made to it fairly late in development. Originally it was going to be focused on the same Little Sister hounding you throughout the game, kidnapping litle children to keep them 'safe', developing - thematically at least - alongside Tenebaum's own involvement in the creation process. We instead got the current plot arc, for good or for ill, with most of the original elements being exorcised.

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** The plot had significant changes made to it fairly late in development. Originally it was going to be focused on the same Little Sister hounding you throughout the game, kidnapping litle little children to keep them 'safe', developing - thematically at least - alongside Tenebaum's own involvement in the creation process. We instead got the current plot arc, for good or for ill, with most of the original elements being exorcised.
29th Jun '16 8:54:00 PM Blacknuz
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* The butterflies. Are they real? If so that raises a lot of questions. How do they survive? What is there for them to eat? If they really are blue morphos, then wouldn't be much to cold for them?

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* The butterflies. Are they real? If so that raises a lot of questions. How do they survive? What is there for them to eat? If they really are blue morphos, then wouldn't it be much to cold for them?
17th Dec '15 11:59:11 AM WolfMaster91
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* Does Delta have three arms? We know that one arm ends in a drill (That, judging by the cover art, can't be removed), and the other arm is the plasmid wielding one. So how is he wielding a gun? His plasmid hand is always on screen, so the guns can't be in that hand, and they can't be in his drill hand.

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* Does Delta have three arms? We know that one arm ends in a drill (That, judging by the cover art, can't be removed), and the other arm is the plasmid wielding one. So how is he wielding a gun? His plasmid hand is always on screen, so the guns can't be in that hand, and they can't be in his drill hand.
** The drill is detachable and goes over the hand. The arm fits down inside the main part, and the hinge-like places along the arm are what keeps the drill attached while in use, instead of say, having a grip inside there that would just let it fall out if Delta unclenches his
hand.
1st Sep '15 5:08:08 AM EtherBot
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** In this case, it wasn't a case of what Ryan WANTED to do (believe me, if he could, he probably would've personally drowned Lamb the way he had Sullivan drown Culpepper), but what he COULD do - by the point he moved against Lamb, she had already established anti-Ryan movements threatening to depose him - killing Lamb would've turned her into a martyr, and likely would've sparked the Lamb supporters into civil war before Fontaine[=/=]Atlas even showed up. The most feasible solution then was to have Lamb imprisoned, and [[UnPerson slowly sponge her name and influence from Rapture]]. As for why he didn't kill her in prison, he thought that locking her up would be AFateWorseThanDeath for Lamb, and that she would eventually snap behind bars - [[UnderestimatingBadassery a grave underestimation of]] [[TheDeterminator Lamb's resolve,]] [[{{Understatement}} to say the least]].

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** In this case, it wasn't a case of what Ryan WANTED to do (believe me, if he could, he probably would've personally drowned Lamb the way he had Sullivan drown Culpepper), but what he COULD do - by the point he moved against Lamb, she had already established anti-Ryan movements threatening to depose him - killing Lamb would've turned her into a martyr, and likely would've sparked the Lamb supporters into civil war before Fontaine[=/=]Atlas even showed up. The most feasible solution then was to have Lamb imprisoned, and [[UnPerson slowly sponge her name and influence from Rapture]]. As for why he didn't kill her in prison, he thought that locking her up would be AFateWorseThanDeath for Lamb, and that she would eventually snap behind bars - [[UnderestimatingBadassery a grave underestimation of]] [[TheDeterminator Lamb's resolve,]] [[{{Understatement}} to say the least]].least]].
* Does Delta have three arms? We know that one arm ends in a drill (That, judging by the cover art, can't be removed), and the other arm is the plasmid wielding one. So how is he wielding a gun? His plasmid hand is always on screen, so the guns can't be in that hand, and they can't be in his drill hand.
1st Nov '14 1:33:19 PM MaddKossack115
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*** Technically, the question is how Poole survived UNTIL Delta got there TEN YEARS AFTER HE FLOODED THE PARK. Although, in this case, I assumed he realized just how destructive his plan was going to be this time (even if he didn't give a damn about the morality), and stocked up on food and water CrazySurvivalist style before locking himself in the booth - the reason there's little evidence of it when you get there is because, [[RealityEnsues after ten years, he's just about used it all up]]. This would also help explain why he [[{{Railroading}} Railroaded]] Delta from his little quest - seeing as he was going OneManArmy against Lamb's tyranny, Poole thought that Delta was his only shot at getting out of the park, even though he repeatedly screwed him over in the past. This would be especially true in a Good playthrough, as Poole would've thought that, since Delta was so merciful to the Little Sisters and Grace Holloway, [[TemptingFate surely he'd have some pity for poor Uncle Stanley, right?]] This makes less sense in an Evil playthrough, since Delta's slaughtering his way through all of Rapture no matter what, but it's still possible to chalk it up to desperation on Poole's part for any break, no matter how suicidal, from just starving to death.

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*** Technically, the question is how Poole survived UNTIL Delta got there TEN YEARS AFTER HE FLOODED THE PARK. Although, in this case, I assumed he realized just how destructive his plan was going to be this time (even if he didn't give a damn about the morality), and stocked up on food and water CrazySurvivalist style before locking himself in the booth - the reason there's little evidence of it when you get there is because, [[RealityEnsues after ten years, he's just about used it all up]]. up]]. This would also help explain why he [[{{Railroading}} Railroaded]] Delta from his little quest - seeing as he was going OneManArmy against Lamb's tyranny, Poole thought that Delta was his only shot at getting out of the park, even though he repeatedly screwed him over in the past. past. This would be especially true in a Good playthrough, as Poole would've thought that, since Delta was so merciful to the Little Sisters and Grace Holloway, [[TemptingFate surely he'd have some pity for poor Uncle Stanley, right?]] right?]] This makes less sense in an Evil playthrough, since Delta's slaughtering his way through all of Rapture no matter what, but it's still possible to chalk it up to desperation on Poole's part for any break, no matter how suicidal, from just starving to death.



* Why was Sofia Lamb merely imprisoned while less dangerous dissenters like Anna Culpepper were killed.

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* Why was Sofia Lamb merely imprisoned while less dangerous dissenters like Anna Culpepper were killed.killed?
** In this case, it wasn't a case of what Ryan WANTED to do (believe me, if he could, he probably would've personally drowned Lamb the way he had Sullivan drown Culpepper), but what he COULD do - by the point he moved against Lamb, she had already established anti-Ryan movements threatening to depose him - killing Lamb would've turned her into a martyr, and likely would've sparked the Lamb supporters into civil war before Fontaine[=/=]Atlas even showed up. The most feasible solution then was to have Lamb imprisoned, and [[UnPerson slowly sponge her name and influence from Rapture]]. As for why he didn't kill her in prison, he thought that locking her up would be AFateWorseThanDeath for Lamb, and that she would eventually snap behind bars - [[UnderestimatingBadassery a grave underestimation of]] [[TheDeterminator Lamb's resolve,]] [[{{Understatement}} to say the least]].
1st Nov '14 1:24:16 PM MaddKossack115
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*** Technically, the question is how Poole survived UNTIL Delta got there TEN YEARS AFTER HE FLOODED THE PARK. Although, in this case, I assumed he realized just how destructive his plan was going to be this time (even if he didn't give a damn about the morality), and stocked up on food and water CrazySurvivalist style before locking himself in the booth - the reason there's little evidence of it when you get there is because, [[RealityEnsues after ten years, he's just about used it all up]]. This would also help explain why he [[{{Railroading}} Railroaded]] Delta from his little quest - seeing as he was going OneManArmy against Lamb's tyranny, Poole thought that Delta was his only shot at getting out of the park, even though he repeatedly screwed him over in the past. This would be especially true in a Good playthrough, as Poole would've thought that, since Delta was so merciful to the Little Sisters and Grace Holloway, [[TemptingFate surely he'd have some pity for poor Uncle Stanley, right?]] This makes less sense in an Evil playthrough, since Delta's slaughtering his way through all of Rapture no matter what, but it's still possible to chalk it up to desperation on Poole's part for any break, no matter how suicidal, from just starving to death.
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