History Literature / BioshockRapture

10th May '17 11:03:02 PM ThePocket
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-->Clinging to the walls opposite Fontaine was something that might've once been human. It was as if someone had taken human flesh and made it as malleable as clay--bones and flesh made pliable--and plastered it onto the wall.

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-->Clinging to the walls opposite Fontaine was something that might've once been human. It was as if someone had taken human flesh and made it as malleable as clay--bones and flesh made pliable--and [[MeatMoss plastered it onto the wall.wall]].
21st Apr '17 3:27:07 AM ThePocket
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Bill [=McDonagh=], upon meeting the flamboyant Sander Cohen, regards him in his inner monologue as a "queer sort of duck". Definitely intentional, as Cohen turns out to be exactly what he appears to modern audiences.
17th Oct '16 8:48:34 AM SirSullymore
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* OneSceneWonder: There is only one chapter that stars [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], It's [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible]] about what you'd [[MuseAbuse expect]].

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* OneSceneWonder: There is only one chapter that stars [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], It's [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible]] about [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible about]] what you'd [[MuseAbuse expect]].
17th Oct '16 8:45:14 AM SirSullymore
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* OneSceneWonder: There is only one chapter that stars [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], It's [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible]] about what you'd [[MuseAbuse expect]].
12th Oct '16 8:46:41 AM SirSullymore
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* VillainousFriendship: The book reveals that [[MadDoctor Dr. Steinman]] and [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]] were quite chummy.
11th Oct '16 9:56:37 AM dlchen145
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* GuttedLikeAFish: [[spoiler: Poor Diane, courtesy of Frank Fontain when she discovers his secret identity.]]

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* GuttedLikeAFish: [[spoiler: Poor Diane, courtesy of Frank Fontain Fontaine when she discovers his secret identity.]]
11th Oct '16 9:56:19 AM dlchen145
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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Bill McDonagh smiles as he's shot point-blank.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Bill McDonagh [=McDonagh=] smiles as he's shot point-blank.]]
11th Oct '16 9:55:56 AM dlchen145
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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Bill Mcdonagh smiles as he's shot point-blank.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Bill Mcdonagh McDonagh smiles as he's shot point-blank.]]
11th Oct '16 9:54:03 AM dlchen145
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** When discussing the potential of subliminal brainwashing and hypnotic commands, Fontaine asks Dr. Suchong if it would be possible to command a kid to snap his beloved puppy's neck. In one of the auido logs in the game, [[spoiler: you learn that yes, Suchong was able to do just that.]]

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** When discussing the potential of subliminal brainwashing and hypnotic commands, Fontaine asks Dr. Suchong if it would be possible to command a kid to snap his beloved puppy's neck. In one of the auido audio logs in the game, [[spoiler: you learn that yes, Suchong was able to do just that.]]
21st Jun '16 1:15:20 PM Lonephantom
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* AllMythsAreTrue: During a meeting of Rapture's council, one of the experts suggests that the reason Plasmids work is because they're unlocking long-dormant genes that gave humans similar abilities in the past, thus explaining the legends of things like genies and magicians.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Sander Cohen's possible homosexuality is alluded to several times throughout the book--his lavish praise and description of his male proteges, his rather dismissive opinion of Jasmine Jolene, and the whole DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything situation below all point to this being the case.



* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Sullivan.]]

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* AteHisGun: In the aforementioned grocery store incident, the victimized store owner turns the gun on himself after shooting the rival who ruined his business. [[spoiler: Sullivan.Later, it's implied that Sullivan does the same thing after killing Anna Culpepper.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Andrew Ryan, whose views of altruism and workers' benefits are poisoned by his memories of his uncle and aunt being mercilessly gunned down by the Red Guard in Soviet Russia.
** Frank Fontaine also gets hints of this. What glimpses we get into his past suggest that he grew up in an OrphanageOfFear, then had to scrape and struggle while living on the streets as a kid. With a hard childhood like that, it's small wonder he grew up into a ruthless con man.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Martin Finnegan's first Plasmid-injecting experience, courtesy of Sander Cohen.



** Likewise the shopkeeper who has his business being run into the ground by a rival who also owns the trash collection company and thus refuses to pick up the trash from the former's store to drive him out of business. When Ryan refuses to help, The shopkeeper shoots the rival then turns the gun on himself.

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** Likewise the shopkeeper who has his business being run into the ground by a rival who also owns the trash collection company and thus refuses to pick up the trash from the former's store to drive him out of business. When Ryan refuses to help, The the disillusioned shopkeeper shoots the rival rival, then turns the gun on himself.



* EyeScream: Poor Blinky--at least, that's what Sander Cohen calls her, while putting out a cigar ''in her eye''...

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* EyeScream: Poor Blinky--at least, that's what Sander Cohen calls her, him, while putting out a cigar ''in her his eye''...



* HealingFactor: The Little Sisters. Indeed, a direct infusion of ADAM seems to induce this in someone who's badly injured.

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* HarmlessFreezing: Averted when Martin Finnegan uses his freezing Plasmid. Attention is called to the way the victims' throats lock up, and their eye sockets are packed with ice.
* HealingFactor: The Little Sisters. Indeed, a direct infusion of ADAM seems to induce this in someone who's badly injured.injured; Bill considers finding some for Greavy when the latter is mortally wounded.
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