History NightmareFuel / BioShockInfinite

21st Sep '16 7:55:49 AM 309216364
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***Subverted by Booker answering firmly: "I'm going to do it for you,"
16th Sep '16 2:09:09 PM FeepingCreature
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** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Alcoholism is probably heritable.]]
30th Jul '16 2:50:44 PM WanderingBrowser
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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 [[the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was both the horrors of a lynching]] and [[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 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 [[the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was [[http://historicpork.tumblr.com/post/48450937661/the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was both the horrors of a lynching]] and [[smiling-faces-because-it-happened-because-were [[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.]]
30th Jul '16 2:43:02 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Early in the game, you're at a carnival and you win a lottery. What good luck! What does that get you? ''[[spoiler:The "honor" of throwing the first stone at the public stoning/execution of a mixed race couple.]]'' The scene itself... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment which probably shouldn't be detailed,]] is something you thought the Ku Klux Klan would not go to the extreme of doing. It can't even be something those against the Klan would claim they do. It looks kind of like a parody of the KKK imitating someone opposing them would claim they do. It's that disturbing.

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* Early in the game, you're at a carnival and you win a lottery. What good luck! What does that get you? ''[[spoiler:The "honor" of throwing the first stone at the public stoning/execution of a mixed race couple.]]'' ]]''
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The scene itself... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment which probably shouldn't be detailed,]] lottery itself is something you thought horrific, with the Ku Klux Klan would not go unfortunate couple being tied to the extreme of doing. It can't even be something those 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 Klan would claim they do. It looks kind hanging, rape, castration, burning and other brutal tortures of like African-Americans as jolly good fun for the whole family. If you've the stomach for it, these two links showcase [[the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was both the horrors of a parody lynching]] and [[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 KKK imitating someone opposing them would claim they do. It's Founders are actually nothing that disturbing. wouldn't have been been done by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, and similar scenarios actually ''did'' happen in the American South of the time period.]]



** Even more disturbing when you look up what the KKK used to do, especially in the timeframe of the game. After seeing the pictures, you'll ''wish'' that the above description was true. It wasn't just lynching that was common. Rape, burning, castration and more were also well known. [[http://historicpork.tumblr.com/post/48450937661/the-lynching-of-jesse-washington-washington-was This link is not for the feint of heart, but is one such example.]] [[http://blackourstory.tumblr.com/post/88493884899/smiling-faces-because-it-happened-because-were These photos show several different examples of it, and the laughing, happy crowds that gathered around.]] Columbia isn't unrealistic or even that exaggerated from the American south. That's the true nightmare fuel.
13th Jul '16 9:00:28 PM r3df0x123
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***Did you know that Boys of Silence lack facial rigging, unlike the masked Firemen and Crows?
4th Jul '16 1:02:11 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The cut [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Jockey_Splicer Jockey splicers]]. Even though this is the early years of the Rapture Civil War, these freaks look like something out of ''Bioshock 2''. Deformed from excessive Shock Jockey drinking, their bodies are covered with huge crystals bristling with electricity and they look even worse than Crawler splicers. It's difficult to express how badly Fink's and Suchong's vigors have mutated them.
2nd Jul '16 11:08:17 PM Timjames98
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** Yep, that is Elizabeth asking if the little girls get sold to child-molesters and Booker confirming that they sometimes are. Are you shuttering? If so, that's the appropriate response.

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** Yep, that is Elizabeth asking if the in a not-so-subtle way - and Comstock confirming - that Cohen sells little girls get sold to child-molesters and Booker confirming that they sometimes are. Are you shuttering? If so, that's people who sexually abuse them. All the appropriate response. horror of Rapture just got taken UpToEleven.
2nd Jul '16 11:03:24 PM Timjames98
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* In that actual scene, when Comstock!Booker and Elizabeth are dancing, they talk about why Cohen is trafficking little girls.
-->Elizabeth: "What do you think Cohen's Customers do with the children? Do they-"
-->Comstock/Booker: "Sometimes. But those types lack the capitol of Suechong and Ryan."
-->Elizabeth: "That's a blessing."
** Yep, that is Elizabeth asking if the little girls get sold to child-molesters and Booker confirming that they sometimes are. Are you shuttering? If so, that's the appropriate response.
2nd Jul '16 10:30:44 PM Timjames98
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* Imagine being forced into a suit that causes your body to become engulfed in flames, all the while you are pumped full of drugs that do nothing to numb the agony but everything to drive you utterly insane. This is the torture that the Firemen have to endure every day. There is no way to cure them, and it is implied that any attempt to remove them from their suits will kill them.
--> Fireman: "It burns! It burns so much! Let me out! PLEASE!"
15th Jun '16 11:30:15 AM SantosLHalper
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* A truly horrifying use of PublicDomainSoundtrack occurs in Comstock House. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtwsExTdIoo It's in the room with the surreal film that's punctuated by glaring, accusatory eyes]], which also contains the [[ApocalypticLog audio diary]] in which Elizabeth reveals when and why she crossed the DespairEventHorizon: she eventually came to believe that Booker was not going to come and rescue her. Given how much both Booker and the player care about Elizabeth at this point, it's definitely a PlayerPunch already, and it gets worse when you realize that the distorted music accompanying all this is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOA-2hl1Vbc Pachelbel's Canon]]. There's also some FridgeHorror involved if you initially failed to recognize such a frequently-used piece of music because of just how badly it's distorted, which definitely fits the state of [[BrokenBird Elizabeth's]] mind at that point. If that's not enough, consider this: this piece, which is well-known for being played at weddings, foreshadows the horror that [[spoiler:Booker and Elizabeth shippers]] feel when they learn that [[spoiler:that the two are [[NoYay father and daughter]]]]. Even without that, though, the use of a wedding piece when the relationship between Booker and Elizabeth is at its absolute nadir is cruelly ironic. Finally, the distorted classical music, grainy black-and-white film, and mental degradation of a major character are horrifically reminiscent of Alex's undergoing the Ludovico Treatment in ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.

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* A truly horrifying use of PublicDomainSoundtrack occurs in Comstock House. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtwsExTdIoo It's in the room with the surreal film that's punctuated by glaring, accusatory eyes]], which also contains the [[ApocalypticLog audio diary]] in which Elizabeth reveals when and why she crossed the DespairEventHorizon: she eventually came to believe that Booker was not going to come and rescue her. Given how much both Booker and the player care about Elizabeth at this point, it's definitely a PlayerPunch already, and it gets worse when you realize that the distorted music accompanying all this is a distorted version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOA-2hl1Vbc Pachelbel's Canon]]. There's also some FridgeHorror involved if you initially failed to recognize such a frequently-used piece of music because of just how badly it's distorted, which definitely fits the state of [[BrokenBird Elizabeth's]] mind at that point. If that's not enough, consider this: this piece, which is well-known for being played at weddings, foreshadows the horror that [[spoiler:Booker and Elizabeth shippers]] feel when they learn that [[spoiler:that the two are [[NoYay father and daughter]]]]. Even without that, though, the use of a wedding piece when the relationship between Booker and Elizabeth is at its absolute nadir is cruelly ironic. Finally, the distorted classical music, grainy black-and-white film, and mental degradation of a major character are horrifically reminiscent of Alex's undergoing the Ludovico Treatment in ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.



** The use of wedding music becomes FridgeHorror when you consider [[spoiler:that many weddings traditionally feature the symbolic act of a father giving away his daughter.]]
*** As one of Comstock's warnings to Elizabeth as they try to reach the First Lady is that Booker would abandon her, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:the Prophet has again looked at the possibilities]], and that he'd been planning out the breaking of Elizabeth as an contingency from the very beginning.

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** The use of wedding music becomes FridgeHorror when you consider [[spoiler:that many weddings traditionally feature the symbolic act of a father giving away his daughter.]]
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* As one of Comstock's warnings to Elizabeth as they try to reach the First Lady is that Booker would abandon her, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:the Prophet has again looked at the possibilities]], and that he'd been planning out the breaking of Elizabeth as an contingency from the very beginning.
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