History NightmareFuel / BioShockInfinite

28th Mar '18 5:11:33 PM Scorpion451
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* The Siren, yet another enemy, is apparently a nod to late 19th century Spiritualism, which works a lot better in the game world, if this is anything to go by. The Siren, who very much may be the ghost of a vocalist, is able to bring dead enemies back to life after you've gone and killed them once. Resurrection! Always fun.

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* The Siren, yet another enemy, is apparently a nod to late 19th century Spiritualism, which works a lot better in the game world, if this is anything to go by. The Siren, who very much may be the ghost of a vocalist, Siren is able to bring dead enemies back to life after you've gone and killed them once. Resurrection! Always fun.


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** For bonus creep factor doubling as GeniusBonus, her song is a heavily distorted snippet from the end of the ''Dies Irae'' sequence of [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]]'s ''Requiem in D minor'' funeral mass. Dies Irae ("Day of Wrath") is a chanted prayer for the souls of the departed, and this particular section is known as ''Lachrimosa''. Translated from Latin:
---> Full of tears will be that day
---> When from the ashes shall arise
---> The guilty man to be judged;
---> Therefore spare him, O God,
---> Merciful Lord Jesus,
---> Grant them eternal rest. Amen.
--> For extra Genius Bonus and OhCrap, she seems to leave out the last three lines about forgiveness and eternal rest.
26th Jan '18 2:23:45 PM moongalleon22
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** However, [[spoiler:that universe was Burial!Elizabeth visiting the past, as can be seen from Infinite!Elizabeth and Booker running about while you avoid contact or arrive to places just before OR after they went past. Which means it was before the Comstocks got eliminated or that the MAIN universe that Booker and Elizabeth traveled through in Infinite is a constant (as undoing it would undo them undoing all the Comstocks... err..). Since Booker visited Old!Elizabeth who sent him back to save an alternate path version of her, this means at least one Elizabeth lays waste to the Earth before winking out of existence when Elizabeth drowns Booker.]]

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** However, [[spoiler:that universe was Burial!Elizabeth visiting the past, as can be seen from Infinite!Elizabeth and Booker running about while you avoid contact or arrive to places just before OR after they went past. Which means it was before the Comstocks got eliminated or that the MAIN universe that Booker and Elizabeth traveled travelled through in Infinite is a constant (as undoing it would undo them undoing all the Comstocks... err..). Since Booker visited Old!Elizabeth who sent him back to save an alternate path version of her, this means at least one Elizabeth lays waste to the Earth before winking out of existence when Elizabeth drowns Booker.]]]]
** It could also be because, looking at the semantics of it, [[spoiler:that Comstock stopped being Comstock and became another Booker - he underwent the baptism but quit as the leader of Columbia, without having Elizabeth as his "daughter.]] If something like this could happen, is it also possible [[spoiler: for there to be worlds in which Booker became Comstock through some other, later event]]?
15th Jan '18 4:10:40 PM Digital_Utopia
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** especially, as it turns out, you can't even trust [[spoiler: yourself.]]
27th Oct '17 7:27:28 PM Lanes17B
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** Keep in mind that you are given the choice to [[spoiler: throw the ball at Fink, do nothing, or start the execution]] right before the action starts. If you chose the first one [[spoiler: the couple will show up later [[BreatherEpisode during a lull from combat]] and thank you with some gear,]] if you chose the third choice, [[spoiler: Fink's assistant will reward you,]] leaving you to wonder what happened to [[spoiler: [[FrideHorror the condemned couple.]]]]
14th Sep '17 12:56:03 AM GrammarNavi
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* The '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FUZTNpfhc Columbia:]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zin6aKnJM5Q A Modern-Day Icarus?]]' trailer, which is done in the style of a trailer for a cheap yet ''really'' creepy early 1980s educational[=/=]conspiracy-theory TV show in the style of ''InSearchOf...'' channeling the spirit of {{Creepypasta}} in how mundane yet just subtly ''off'' it is. Apparently, in the world of the game what happened to Columbia became an unsolved mystery[=/=]urban legend along the lines of Atlantis, the ''Mary Celeste'' and the Bermuda Triangle, and while the other trailers have presented the horrors that are lurking around on Columbia when the player arrives there, this one is done from the perspective of the people on the ground who, left only with a few hints and fragments that fell out of the sky (including a building that ended up somewhere in the Alps), even decades later were left wondering precisely where it went, what the hell happened up there, and [[ParanoiaFuel whether it's still flying around up there...]]

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* The '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FUZTNpfhc Columbia:]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zin6aKnJM5Q A Modern-Day Icarus?]]' trailer, which is done in the style of a trailer for a cheap yet ''really'' creepy early 1980s educational[=/=]conspiracy-theory TV show in the style of ''InSearchOf...'' ''Series/InSearchOf'' channeling the spirit of {{Creepypasta}} in how mundane yet just subtly ''off'' it is. Apparently, in the world of the game what happened to Columbia became an unsolved mystery[=/=]urban legend along the lines of Atlantis, the ''Mary Celeste'' and the Bermuda Triangle, and while the other trailers have presented the horrors that are lurking around on Columbia when the player arrives there, this one is done from the perspective of the people on the ground who, left only with a few hints and fragments that fell out of the sky (including a building that ended up somewhere in the Alps), even decades later were left wondering precisely where it went, what the hell happened up there, and [[ParanoiaFuel whether it's still flying around up there...]]
18th Aug '17 3:11:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The scare morphs a bit if you are GenreSavvy about scares in horror games. When you see the woman praying, it's almost a given that she's going to attack you, especially with the perfect opportunity of her boss pontificating outside. What you don't expect is the aforementioned self-immolation, and the entire airship going up in flames around you.

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** The scare morphs a bit if you are GenreSavvy aware about scares in horror games. When you see the woman praying, it's almost a given that she's going to attack you, especially with the perfect opportunity of her boss pontificating outside. What you don't expect is the aforementioned self-immolation, and the entire airship going up in flames around you.
23rd Jun '17 2:40:15 PM 309216364
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** Now we know the context: [[spoiler:she's torn open a tear just after Booker's freed her from [[BodyHorror the medical procedure intended to keep her from using her powers]], and is daring Booker to stop her from killing Comstock.]]

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** Now we know the context: [[spoiler:she's torn open a tear just after Booker's freed her from [[BodyHorror the medical procedure intended to keep her from using her powers]], and is daring Booker to stop her from killing Comstock.]]]] Oh, and before that, she allowed that same tornado to sweep up the doctors that were operating on her.
17th May '17 5:57:06 PM rjd1922
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* [[spoiler:Atlas' torture of Elizabeth]] is one of the most brutal appliances of the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique ever seen in a video game. You get to witness the horror of [[spoiler:''a transorbital lobotomy'' (which involves inserting a metal pick just above the eyeball) from a ''first person perspective''. Then Atlas brings a hammer into play.]] And it gets even worse from there when [[spoiler:Elizabeth remains defiant and dares Atlas to lobotomize her, prompting him to lose his cool and attempt the same procedure on '''Sally'''!]]

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* [[spoiler:Atlas' torture of Elizabeth]] is one of the most brutal appliances of the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique ever seen in a video game. You get to witness the horror of [[spoiler:''a transorbital lobotomy'' (which involves inserting a metal pick just above the eyeball) from a ''first person ''first-person perspective''. Then Atlas brings a hammer into play.]] And it gets even worse from there when [[spoiler:Elizabeth remains defiant and dares Atlas to lobotomize her, prompting him to lose his cool and attempt the same procedure on '''Sally'''!]]
14th May '17 5:10:26 PM rjd1922
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** And then Burial at Sea comes around to turn her into [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain]].

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** And then Burial ''Burial at Sea Sea'' comes around to turn her into [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain]].



* One brief moment in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpdgtlHuKpw trailer]] for the Rapture-based "''Burial At Sea''" DLC-- during the montage of various people walking around a pristine, happy Rapture, there's one shot of a stern, schoolteacher-type lady holding up a sign and seemingly lecturing a group of Little Sisters. They look completely identical to one another, and they all move in unison, at one point turning and staring ''right'' at the camera. There's a subtle but distinctly creepy air to the scene, even without context.

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* One brief moment in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpdgtlHuKpw trailer]] for the Rapture-based "''Burial At at Sea''" DLC-- during the montage of various people walking around a pristine, happy Rapture, there's one shot of a stern, schoolteacher-type lady holding up a sign and seemingly lecturing a group of Little Sisters. They look completely identical to one another, and they all move in unison, at one point turning and staring ''right'' at the camera. There's a subtle but distinctly creepy air to the scene, even without context.



** Even worse if you consider what happens after the tear closes - Comstock was only left with the head, and the Booker in that universe was left ''with the entire body''. Whatever happened to Booker following this can only be left to the player to decide.

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** Even worse if you consider what happens after the tear closes - Comstock [[spoiler:Comstock was only left with the head, and the Booker in that universe was left ''with the entire body''. Whatever happened to Booker following this can only be left to the player to decide.]]



-->Elizabeth: "What do you think Cohen's Customers do with the children? Do they-"
-->Booker: "Sometimes. But those types lack the capitol of Suchong and Ryan."
-->Elizabeth: "That's a blessing."
** Yep, that is Elizabeth asking in a not-so-subtle way - and Comstock confirming - that Cohen sells little girls to people who sexually abuse them. All the horror of Rapture just got taken UpToEleven.

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-->Elizabeth: -->'''Elizabeth''': "What do you think Cohen's Customers customers do with the children? Do they-"
-->Booker: -->'''Booker''': "Sometimes. But those types lack the capitol capital of Suchong and Ryan."
-->Elizabeth: -->'''Elizabeth''': "That's a blessing."
** Yep, that is Elizabeth asking in a not-so-subtle way - and Comstock Booker confirming - that Cohen sells little girls to people who sexually abuse them. All the horror of Rapture just got taken UpToEleven.



* There are in-game radio ads that make use of the sound of Security Bots attacking. It instinctively makes anyone familiar with the sound want to run, hide, and look for [[{{ParanoiaFuel}} a bot that's not there.]]

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* There are in-game radio ads that make use of the sound of Security Bots attacking. It instinctively makes anyone familiar with the sound want to run, hide, and look for [[{{ParanoiaFuel}} [[ParanoiaFuel a bot that's not there.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RL4BOXGJzI 2:15 of this trailer for Burial At Sea Episode 2.]] [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] has gone a long way... but if the {{Chiaroscuro}} lighting is any indication, things are about to go to hell.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RL4BOXGJzI 2:15 of this trailer for Burial At at Sea - Episode 2.]] [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] has gone a long way... but if the {{Chiaroscuro}} lighting is any indication, things are about to go to hell.
4th May '17 8:01:49 AM QueenofSwords
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** [[spoiler: The lottery itself is horrific, with the unfortunate couple being tied to stakes on a stage against a backdrop of [[DarkestAfrica "untamed African jungle"]], with African caricature-faced monkeys as ring-bearer and flower-girl and an equally caricaturish "Witch Doctor" as preacher, all while cheerful, happy crowds look forward to beating them to death with baseballs.]] Now, you think that this is supposed to be [[UpToEleven exaggerated for dramatic impact]], right? Well, guess what? You're ''wrong''. [[spoiler: Lynchings could and often ''did'' have an almost carnival-like atmosphere, with otherwise decent white folk treating the hanging, rape, castration, burning and other brutal tortures of African-Americans as jolly good fun for the whole family. If you've the stomach for it, these two links showcase [[http://historicpork.tumblr.com/post/48450937661/the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was both the horrors of a lynching]] and [[http://blackourstory.tumblr.com/post/88493884899/smiling-faces-because-it-happened-because-were just how nonchalant the participants were]]. '''That''', more than anything, is the ''real'' NightmareFuel here; that the horrors of the Founders are actually nothing that wouldn't have been been done by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, and similar scenarios actually ''did'' happen in the American South of the time period.]]

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** [[spoiler: The lottery itself is horrific, with the unfortunate couple being tied to stakes on a stage against a backdrop of [[DarkestAfrica "untamed African jungle"]], with African caricature-faced monkeys as ring-bearer and flower-girl and an equally caricaturish "Witch Doctor" as preacher, all while cheerful, happy crowds look forward to beating them to death with baseballs.]] Now, you think that this is supposed to be [[UpToEleven exaggerated for dramatic impact]], right? Well, guess what? You're ''wrong''. [[spoiler: Lynchings could and often ''did'' have an almost carnival-like atmosphere, with otherwise decent white folk people treating the hanging, rape, castration, burning and other brutal tortures of African-Americans as jolly good fun for the whole family. If you've the stomach for it, these two links showcase [[http://historicpork.tumblr.com/post/48450937661/the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was both the horrors of a lynching]] and [[http://blackourstory.tumblr.com/post/88493884899/smiling-faces-because-it-happened-because-were just how nonchalant the participants were]]. '''That''', more than anything, is the ''real'' NightmareFuel here; that the horrors of the Founders are actually nothing that wouldn't have been been done by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, and similar scenarios actually ''did'' happen in the American South of the time period.]]
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