History VIdeoGame / Bioshock2

30th Apr '17 6:26:23 PM rjd1922
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Eight years after the events of ''VideoGame/Bioshock1'', the leaderless Rapture has fallen under the control of Dr. Sofia Lamb, a collectivist foil to Andrew Ryan. You are "Subject Delta", a SuperPrototype Big Daddy who finds itself forcibly separated from Eleanor, the Little Sister to whom you were bonded. Waking up in a Vita-Chamber, you embark on a journey through [[AfterTheEnd the undead corpse of Rapture]] to reunite with Eleanor and save her from the fate Sofia Lamb has planned for her.

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Eight years after the events of ''VideoGame/Bioshock1'', ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', the leaderless Rapture has fallen under the control of Dr. Sofia Lamb, a collectivist foil to Andrew Ryan. You are "Subject Delta", a SuperPrototype Big Daddy who finds itself forcibly separated from Eleanor, the Little Sister to whom you were bonded. Waking up in a Vita-Chamber, you embark on a journey through [[AfterTheEnd the undead corpse of Rapture]] to reunite with Eleanor and save her from the fate Sofia Lamb has planned for her.



* MeaningfulName: The ''Pollyanna'' (the TropeNamer for the trope of the same name) was written by ''Eleanor'' Porter. Coincidence? This combined with Charles Milton ''Porter'' of ''Minerva's Den''.

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* MeaningfulName: The ''Pollyanna'' (the TropeNamer for [[ThePolyanna the trope of the same name) name]]) was written by ''Eleanor'' Porter. Coincidence? This combined with Charles Milton ''Porter'' of ''Minerva's Den''.


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* HaveANiceDeath: Reed Wahl will taunt you over the radio if you die.
--> Boom! Right on schedule.
--> Hah! The Thinker told me you were a clumsy one.
--> You're running behind The Thinker's calculations! Try and keep up!
23rd Apr '17 6:10:02 AM rjd1922
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* DualBoss: There's a ClimaxBoss fight against two Big Sisters at the same time at the beginning of the final level.

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* DualBoss: There's a ClimaxBoss fight against two Big Sisters at the same time at the beginning of the final penultimate level.



** Using the Incinerate plasmid in a block of ice in Dionysus Park reveals a cat called Schrodinger...

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** Using the Incinerate plasmid in a block of ice in Dionysus Park reveals a cat called Schrodinger...[[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat Schrödinger]]...
15th Jan '17 5:14:07 AM krimzonflygon2
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Wahl is so convinced in the accuracy of his predictive algorithm that he allows you into his formerly locked office solely because the algorithm said you would get in.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Wahl is so convinced in the accuracy of his predictive algorithm that he allows you into his formerly locked office solely because the algorithm said you would get in. [[spoiler: Little did he realize that the Thinker, and by extension the algorithm was actively working against him.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: By Bioshock standards, it's actually one of the happiest endings, complete with a Big Daddy getting...[[BuffySpeak de-Daddyfied]]. But the last we see is Porter coming to terms with Pearl's death and the credits roll over a somber piano piece.]]
12th Jan '17 11:09:49 AM Universalist
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* PropagandaPiece: In-Universe, Andrew Ryan's theme park, an expanded version of the first game's intro movie.
23rd Dec '16 11:19:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: The Scrounger Tonic can only be obtained by fully researching Thuggish Splicers. The problem is that Thuggish Splicers disappear from the game after Pauper's Drop (the same level where you get the Research Camera), so you have to get all the research done in that level. While there are more than enough Thuggish Splicers to do this, it's awkward to keep swapping back and forth, especially mid-battle where the distraction can cost you.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: The Scrounger Tonic can only be obtained by fully researching Thuggish Splicers. The problem is that Thuggish Splicers disappear from the game after Pauper's Drop (the same level where you get the Research Camera), so you have to get all the research done in that level. While there are more than enough Thuggish Splicers to do this, it's awkward to keep swapping back and forth, especially mid-battle where the distraction can cost you.
5th Dec '16 3:00:49 AM XDiakos
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** Alternatively, to KarmaHoudini above, [[spoiler:if you save all the Little Sisters but kill all three three [=NPCs=], you get the Justice Ending where Eleanor gives Sofia Lamb a well-deserved death for all the evil she has done to not only you and her, but also to other innocent lives. Probably a much more preferred ending to any player who believes in good and loathes Sofia a lot.]]

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** Alternatively, to KarmaHoudini above, [[spoiler:if you save all the Little Sisters but kill all three three [=NPCs=], you get the Justice Ending where Eleanor gives Sofia Lamb a well-deserved death for all the evil she has done to not only you and her, but also to other innocent lives. Probably a much more preferred ending to any player who believes in good and loathes Sofia a lot.]]
29th Oct '16 10:53:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* PrettyButterflies: The Rapture Family's main symbol are butterflies, specifically the Blue Morhpo Butterfly. It represents rebirth into the Rapture Family or "Imago".
7th Oct '16 7:01:25 PM surgoshan
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** Subject Delta is an even more flawed prototype, in that he retains free will that other Big Daddies lack.
1st Oct '16 5:14:08 PM RainingMetal
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you want the best ending, [[spoiler:you'll have to be merciful throughout the game and spare not only the little sisters, but also Grace, Stanley, and Gil. Though the latter two don't help you directly, Grace starts to reconsider her opinion of you if you let her live, and even gives you two sentries to watch your back for a short while.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually you still can still get best ending if you kill Stanley and Gil, provided you rescued all sisters]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you want the best pacifistic ending, [[spoiler:you'll have to be merciful throughout the game and spare not only the little sisters, but also at least one person out of Grace, Stanley, and Gil. Though the latter two don't help you directly, Grace starts to reconsider her opinion of you if you let her live, and even gives you two sentries to watch your back for a short while.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually you still can still get best ending if you kill Stanley and Gil, provided you rescued all sisters]]
Gil.]]



* KarmaHoudini: In the "best" ending, [[spoiler:Eleanor spares Sofia Lamb's life, believing from what Delta has taught her through his actions that ''anyone'' can be redeemed and that mercy is more important than vengeance.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: In If the "best" ending, player spared at least one of the named characters and didn't harvest any little sisters, [[spoiler:Eleanor spares Sofia Lamb's life, believing from what Delta has taught her through his actions that ''anyone'' can be redeemed and that mercy is more important than vengeance.]]



* SacrificialLion:
** For those who [[spoiler:want to see Sofia Lamb dead]] in the ending, but refuse to [[spoiler:harvest any Little Sisters]], [[spoiler:Grace Holloway]] is this. Usually, [[spoiler:one would spare her life as she's the only one out of three people (the others being Stanley and Gil) that is actually innocent, and actually helps the player if she's spared]], but doing so [[spoiler:will prevent Eleanor from killing Sofia]].
** [[spoiler:Augustus Sinclair and Mark Meltzer are inevitable examples]].



* VideoGameCaringPotential: You are given this option several times throughout the game. How you act towards the Little Sisters will determine what kind of ending you will get, so if you want to be a good guy, you have to be merciful and helpful rather than simply thinking of yourself all the time, [[spoiler:specifically not harvesting the Little Sisters, and sparing the lives of Grace, Stanley, and Gil. How Eleanor will turn out will depend entirely on how you acted.]]

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: You are given this option several times throughout the game. How you act towards the Little Sisters will determine what kind of ending you will get, in addition to how you deal with a few more questionable characters, so if you want to be a good guy, you have to be merciful and helpful rather than simply thinking of yourself all the time, [[spoiler:specifically not harvesting the Little Sisters, and sparing the lives of Grace, Stanley, and Gil. How Eleanor will turn out will depend entirely on how you acted.]]
10th Sep '16 9:50:04 PM WillBGood
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* AssimilationPlot: Sofia Lamb's ultimate goal, [[spoiler:by forcefully injecting the combined memories and intelligence of everyone in Rapture - via the ADAM they used - into her daughter Eleanor, then conditioning her to act only "for the greater good"]].



* {{Instrumentality}}: Sofia Lamb's ultimate goal, [[spoiler:by forcefully injecting the combined memories and intelligence of everyone in Rapture - via the ADAM they used - into her daughter Eleanor, then conditioning her to act only "for the greater good"]].



* MessianicArchetype: Eleanor Lamb is raised to be the [[PuritySue perfect creature]] who is TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth and so she can be [[spoiler:a HumanSacrifice in order to bring {{Instrumentality}} and deliver us from our [[HumansAreFlawed flawed human condition]] - especially TheEvilsOfFreeWill.]]

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* MessianicArchetype: Eleanor Lamb is raised to be the [[PuritySue perfect creature]] who is TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth and so she can be [[spoiler:a HumanSacrifice in order to bring {{Instrumentality}} [[AssimilationPlot assimilate humanity]] and deliver us from our [[HumansAreFlawed flawed human condition]] - especially TheEvilsOfFreeWill.]]
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