History NightmareFuel / BioShockInfinite

12th Jan '16 8:41:10 AM LahmacunKebab
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* The three kinetoscopes you come across in Comstock House. Instead of opening with the "Word of the Prophet" title card, they all feature work from someone named William R. Foreman. What's on them? [[spoiler: A sunrise over Columbia, shots of hummingbirds flying around a garden, and a view of Battleship bay. [[NothingisScarier All without any music, text, or people in them. The only ambient sound is the buzzing of the projector. We don't even see or hear Foreman himself]].]] They're all very unsettling to watch, and raise a lot of questions. Who put them there in the first place? And why?
** Worst of all, the final one ends with [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide the cameraman jumping off the edge of battleship falls, followed by blackness, then text reading ''William R. Foreman (Oct 13 1867-July 2 1909)'']].]]
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Who says he jumped?]]]]



* The [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA-esque]] ending when [[spoiler: all those Elizabeths suddenly show up and crowd around Booker to drown him.]] Not only a crazy twist, but a pretty morbid freak out too.
** And to make it worse, it's in first-person rather than third-person; you have to watch this ''through the eyes of'' [[spoiler:a drowning person. That is, you're looking up at their faces through the water as they're drowning Booker, seeing the air bubbles escape, watching everything fade to black... There's one mitigating factor to this nightmare fuel, though; at least this is a voluntary Heroic Sacrifice on Booker's part to prevent the rise of Comstock.]]



* Another creepy moment from Comstock House. When you first get to the room where you fight the Boys of Silence you can clearly hear Elizabeth screaming her lungs out in the other room. [[spoiler: it's actually coming from a tear, you discover upon returning to the area later in the level. Which arguably makes it ''worse.'']] Her dialogue will even show up in the subtitles if you haven't started the fight. It's horrible to listen to especially since you've been doing everything you can to ''protect'' her the whole game, but some of the things she says made my blood run cold.
** "No, please! I'll be... I'll be your daughter! *screaming* I'll be your daughter! I'll be... ''I'LL BE YOUR DAUGHTER,'' '''PLEASE!!!"'''



* The three kinetoscopes you come across in Comstock House. Instead of opening with the "Word of the Prophet" title card, they all feature work from someone named William R. Foreman. What's on them? [[spoiler: A sunrise over Columbia, shots of hummingbirds flying around a garden, and a view of Battleship bay. [[NothingisScarier All without any music, text, or people in them. The only ambient sound is the buzzing of the projector. We don't even see or hear Foreman himself]].]] They're all very unsettling to watch, and raise a lot of questions. Who put them there in the first place? And why?
** Worst of all, the final one ends with [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide the cameraman jumping off the edge of battleship falls, followed by blackness, then text reading ''William R. Foreman (Oct 13 1867-July 2 1909)'']].]]
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Who says he jumped?]]]]
* Another creepy moment from Comstock House. When you first get to the room where you fight the Boys of Silence you can clearly hear Elizabeth screaming her lungs out in the other room. [[spoiler: it's actually coming from a tear, you discover upon returning to the area later in the level. Which arguably makes it ''worse.'']] Her dialogue will even show up in the subtitles if you haven't started the fight. It's horrible to listen to especially since you've been doing everything you can to ''protect'' her the whole game, but some of the things she says made my blood run cold.
** "No, please! I'll be... I'll be your daughter! *screaming* I'll be your daughter! I'll be... ''I'LL BE YOUR DAUGHTER,'' '''PLEASE!!!"'''

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* The three kinetoscopes you come across in Comstock House. Instead of opening with the "Word of the Prophet" title card, they all feature work from someone named William R. Foreman. What's on them? [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA-esque]] ending when [[spoiler: A sunrise over Columbia, shots of hummingbirds flying all those Elizabeths suddenly show up and crowd around a garden, and a view of Battleship bay. [[NothingisScarier All without any music, text, or people in them. The Booker to drown him.]] Not only ambient sound is the buzzing of the projector. We don't even see or hear Foreman himself]].]] They're all very unsettling to watch, and raise a lot of questions. Who put them there in the first place? crazy twist, but a pretty morbid freak out too.
**
And why?
** Worst of all, the final one ends with [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide the cameraman jumping off the edge of battleship falls, followed by blackness, then text reading ''William R. Foreman (Oct 13 1867-July 2 1909)'']].]]
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Who says he jumped?]]]]
* Another creepy moment from Comstock House. When you first get
to the room where you fight the Boys of Silence you can clearly hear Elizabeth screaming her lungs out in the other room. [[spoiler: make it worse, it's actually coming from a tear, in first-person rather than third-person; you discover upon returning have to watch this ''through the area later in eyes of'' [[spoiler:a drowning person. That is, you're looking up at their faces through the level. Which arguably makes it ''worse.'']] Her dialogue will even show up in water as they're drowning Booker, seeing the subtitles if you haven't started the fight. It's horrible to listen to especially since you've been doing air bubbles escape, watching everything you can fade to ''protect'' her black... There's one mitigating factor to this nightmare fuel, though; at least this is a voluntary Heroic Sacrifice on Booker's part to prevent the whole game, but some rise of the things she says made my blood run cold.
** "No, please! I'll be... I'll be your daughter! *screaming* I'll be your daughter! I'll be... ''I'LL BE YOUR DAUGHTER,'' '''PLEASE!!!"'''
Comstock.]]
12th Jan '16 8:27:11 AM LahmacunKebab
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* Just after throwing the switch [[spoiler:to try and rescue Elizabeth from the [[EldritchLocation snow-covered wasteland]], the player turns around to see one of the Boys of Silence [[JumpScare right behind them]].]] This is also a callback to the first game when you headed into the basement of an area to retrieve something only to find a splicer behind you.
* The whole BadFuture in general with tears and recordings detailing [[spoiler: how they broke Elizabeth]]. But probably the most chilling when you come across a [[spoiler: projector showing nothing but glaring eyes as she expresses disappointment that Booker wasn't there to save her in probably the coldest tone ever. Talk about a guilt trip.]]
** This level of the game is easily the most reminiscent of old ''[=BioShock=]''/''System Shock'' titles, given that [[spoiler: it's happening AFTER the horrible calamity, like in those games, whereas Infinite is happening DURING it.]] It's the only place in the game you encounter [[spoiler: the Boys of Silence, and their cronies are nothing but [[http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/886382257805299869/8BD3D2C460C456BFA34EEE7783C5CAAEE8E9B688/ crazy people wearing Founding Fathers masks]] (much like the Motorized Patriots), banging their heads against the wall or just generally looking broken as human beings.]] The atmosphere is perfect with the snowy weather, and it all comes to a peak when you [[spoiler: take Elizabeth's hand at the end of the level, only to discover she's an old woman and she's looking down on Columbia attacking 1984 New York City. The image of that alone is chilling. Just imagine living an ordinary, every-day 80's life, only to have a forgotten legend descend upon you and rain fire.]]
* After rescuing Elizabeth from the scientists you sit her upright [[spoiler: to find a plug put ''directly'' into her spine]], for an added bonus the scientists are revealed to have not put her under during all of this, meaning she felt the whole process. [[spoiler: Now remember the BadFuture where Booker ''couldn't'' save her... yeah.]] And Booker has to take it out under the same circumstances. Just try not to wince in sympathy during that scene. You will fail.


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* Just after throwing the switch [[spoiler:to try and rescue Elizabeth from the [[EldritchLocation snow-covered wasteland]], the player turns around to see one of the Boys of Silence [[JumpScare right behind them]].]] This is also a callback to the first game when you headed into the basement of an area to retrieve something only to find a splicer behind you.
* The whole BadFuture in general with tears and recordings detailing [[spoiler: how they broke Elizabeth]]. But probably the most chilling when you come across a [[spoiler: projector showing nothing but glaring eyes as she expresses disappointment that Booker wasn't there to save her in probably the coldest tone ever. Talk about a guilt trip.]]
** This level of the game is easily the most reminiscent of old ''[=BioShock=]''/''System Shock'' titles, given that [[spoiler: it's happening AFTER the horrible calamity, like in those games, whereas Infinite is happening DURING it.]] It's the only place in the game you encounter [[spoiler: the Boys of Silence, and their cronies are nothing but [[http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/886382257805299869/8BD3D2C460C456BFA34EEE7783C5CAAEE8E9B688/ crazy people wearing Founding Fathers masks]] (much like the Motorized Patriots), banging their heads against the wall or just generally looking broken as human beings.]] The atmosphere is perfect with the snowy weather, and it all comes to a peak when you [[spoiler: take Elizabeth's hand at the end of the level, only to discover she's an old woman and she's looking down on Columbia attacking 1984 New York City. The image of that alone is chilling. Just imagine living an ordinary, every-day 80's life, only to have a forgotten legend descend upon you and rain fire.]]
* After rescuing Elizabeth from the scientists you sit her upright [[spoiler: to find a plug put ''directly'' into her spine]], for an added bonus the scientists are revealed to have not put her under during all of this, meaning she felt the whole process. [[spoiler: Now remember the BadFuture where Booker ''couldn't'' save her... yeah.]] And Booker has to take it out under the same circumstances. Just try not to wince in sympathy during that scene. You will fail.
7th Jan '16 9:46:53 AM LahmacunKebab
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* When breaking into the vault of the Bank of the Prophet, you will keep catching flashes of a Zealot running by just at the edge of your vision, making it so that you're never quite sure when he's going to ambush you. It doesn't help that sections of the vault are rather cramped and very dimly lit.



* When breaking into the vault of the Bank of the Prophet, you will keep catching flashes of a Zealot running by just at the edge of your vision, making it so that you're never quite sure when he's going to ambush you. It doesn't help that sections of the vault are rather cramped and very dimly lit.
7th Jan '16 9:42:51 AM LahmacunKebab
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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.
** She is actually a quantum superposition of a woman ([[spoiler:namely, Lady Comstock]]) in both her alive and dead states, ''[[AndIMustScream and fully aware of her existence in both]]''.
** More directly, her booming, distorted voice and the glowing-eyed zombie soldiers she resurrects to battle you are quite unsettling to behold. Of the three Siren fights, the showdown at the Bank of the Prophet is by far the creepiest, as you chase her into the depths of a deep, dark, abandoned vault, with lots of corners and alcoves within her arena where you can suddenly run into zombies meleeing you in the face while trying to scrounge for supplies.



* 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.
** She is actually a quantum superposition of a woman ([[spoiler:namely, Lady Comstock]]) in both her alive and dead states, ''[[AndIMustScream and fully aware of her existence in both]]''.
** More directly, her booming, distorted voice and the glowing-eyed zombie soldiers she resurrects to battle you are quite unsettling to behold. Of the three Siren fights, the showdown at the Bank of the Prophet is by far the creepiest, as you chase her into the depths of a deep, dark, abandoned vault, with lots of corners and alcoves within her arena where you can suddenly run into zombies meleeing you in the face while trying to scrounge for supplies.
6th Jan '16 4:43:17 AM LahmacunKebab
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* The scene where the Vox finally turn against you. First of all, the way Daisy calls you a "complication" is subtly threatening, then the elevator stops with a few Vox soldiers staring at the corpses they just made out of people. They don't do anything, so you think for a moment that maybe, MAYBE they are still your allies. Then they see you, pull arms and start trying to murder you despite the fact that you're with Elizabeth, an innocent looking civilian. You helped save their lives not ten minutes ago by taking down the Zeppelin, [[UngratefulBastard but now they want you dead.]]



* '''[[http://youtu.be/9CpkJY1W9nc?t=3m22s WHO ARE YOU?]] CHAAAAAAARLES!! ATTEND!''' When they said [[DirtyCommunist communists were red devils]], we don't think it should have been literal. Doesn't help that the man is obviously suffering from tear sickness which we didn't learn about until the game came out three years later... Then you find his scalp nailed to board alongside Fink's. Yeah, he may have not appeared in the final game, but the developers made sure he died a horrible death like everyone else.
** Incidentally, what did Booker do to warrant that guy siccing Charles on him? [[HairTriggerTemper Attempt to walk past him, through the gazebo.]]



* '''[[http://youtu.be/9CpkJY1W9nc?t=3m22s WHO ARE YOU?]] CHAAAAAAARLES!! ATTEND!''' When they said [[DirtyCommunist communists were red devils]], we don't think it should have been literal. Doesn't help that the man is obviously suffering from tear sickness which we didn't learn about until the game came out three years later... Then you find his scalp nailed to board alongside Fink's. Yeah, he may have not appeared in the final game, but the developers made sure he died a horrible death like everyone else.
** Incidentally, what did Booker do to warrant that guy siccing Charles on him? [[HairTriggerTemper Attempt to walk past him, through the gazebo.]]



* The scene where the Vox finally turn against you. First of all, the way Daisy calls you a "complication" is subtly threatening, then the elevator stops with a few Vox soldiers staring at the corpses they just made out of people. They don't do anything, so you think for a moment that maybe, MAYBE they are still your allies. Then they see you, pull arms and start trying to murder you despite the fact that you're with Elizabeth, an innocent looking civilian. You helped save their lives not ten minutes ago by taking down the Zeppelin, [[UngratefulBastard but now they want you dead.]]
6th Jan '16 4:40:55 AM LahmacunKebab
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* Like with ''[=BioShock=]'s'' Plasmids, taking Vigors for the first time is... disturbing to say the least. For instance, the "Devil's Kiss" Vigor gives us a vision ''of Booker's hands burning away to the bone.'' And his terrified screams ''really'' don't help...
** Taking the "Undertow" Vigor will have Booker's arms have suction cups appearing on them... leaving ''massive holes'' in his arms. BodyHorror indeed...
* As you make your way through the city after the Vox uprising, you can see all of the horrible things the Vox have done. Dead civilians litter the streets, while you see dozens of captured Founder soldiers mercilessly executed and left to rot. There is even one point where you see several high ranking Founders who have been scalped, with their bloody scalps nailed to a board.
* At one point, later in the game, you can overhear a Vox Populi fighter talking about eliminating anyone who could be a threat. This includes people with guns... and ''glasses''. What makes this especially frightening is that in RealLife, the Khemer Rouge ''did'' target people with glasses, as they were considered "intellectuals" and thus enemies of the revolution. It gives you a good idea of where the Vox Populi is going to be heading.



* At one point, later in the game, you can overhear a Vox Populi fighter talking about eliminating anyone who could be a threat. This includes people with guns... and ''glasses''. What makes this especially frightening is that in RealLife, the Khemer Rouge ''did'' target people with glasses, as they were considered "intellectuals" and thus enemies of the revolution. It gives you a good idea of where the Vox Populi is going to be heading.
* As you make your way through the city after the Vox uprising, you can see all of the horrible things the Vox have done. Dead civilians litter the streets, while you see dozens of captured Founder soldiers mercilessly executed and left to rot. There is even one point where you see several high ranking Founders who have been scalped, with their bloody scalps nailed to a board.



* Like with ''[=BioShock=]'s'' Plasmids, taking Vigors for the first time is... disturbing to say the least. For instance, the "Devil's Kiss" Vigor gives us a vision ''of Booker's hands burning away to the bone.'' And his terrified screams ''really'' don't help...
** Taking the "Undertow" Vigor will have Booker's arms have suction cups appearing on them... leaving ''massive holes'' in his arms. BodyHorror indeed...
2nd Jan '16 3:37:06 PM SorPepita
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* Chen Lin's brutal interrogation. The man's corpse makes the most disgusting SQUISH sound when his head rolls to the side. It's absolutely disgusting. How long was he alive during the torture? Even in the universe where he lives, the video tape of his interrogation has his eye swollen shut, his neck bruised, and him just drenched in blood. Who's to say that this is even the first or last person this happened to? You find dead bodies in cells being eaten by beetles in the ''police station''. They don't even bother to move the damn bodies.



* Chen Lin's brutal interrogation. The man's corpse makes the most disgusting SQUISH sound when his head rolls to the side. It's absolutely disgusting. How long was he alive during the torture? Even in the universe where he lives, the video tape of his interrogation has his eye swollen shut, his neck bruised, and him just drenched in blood. Who's to say that this is even the first or last person this happened to? You find dead bodies in cells being eaten by beetles in the ''police station''. They don't even bother to move the damn bodies.
1st Jan '16 9:20:53 AM LahmacunKebab
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** And then Burial at Sea comes around to turn her into AlasPoorVillain.

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** And then Burial at Sea comes around to turn her into AlasPoorVillain.[[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain]].
1st Jan '16 9:20:00 AM LahmacunKebab
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** [[FridgeHorror What exactly]] was it that made [[spoiler:Booker/Comstock turn into such a xenophobe? Main!Booker sounds fairly haunted by the things he saw and did back at Wounded Knee. What could've made him do a 180?]]



* [[FridgeHorror What exactly]] was it that made [[spoiler:Booker/Comstock turn into such a xenophobe? Main!Booker sounds fairly haunted by the things he saw and did back at Wounded Knee. What could've made him do a 180?]]
1st Jan '16 9:18:52 AM LahmacunKebab
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* When you're given your shield by the Luteces, Rosalind comments, "Surprising that it didn't kill him". ''[[spoiler: How many Bookers have died from that Infusion malfunctioning?]]''



* When you're given your shield by the Luteces, Rosalind comments, "Surprising that it didn't kill him". ''[[spoiler: How many Bookers have died from that Infusion malfunctioning?]]''
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