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7th Dec '16 4:14:33 PM MadAnthony94
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[[WMG: The plot of the game was originally a dark mirror of TheWizardOfOz]]
Comstock is clearly channeling the Wizard, with Columbia is the apotheosis of the same era the books were written in (since Oz was intended to be a series of all-American fairy tales it's doubly appropriate). Booker meets, in order, a pack of fierce crows crying out for a Scarecrow, a guy who rants about "Tin Men", and a cowardly industrialist who compares himself to a lion. Trailers even show Elizabeth being lynched, as though the Columbians had mistaken her for some kind of witch (and since she later summons a tornado...)


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[[WMG: The plot of the game was originally a dark mirror of TheWizardOfOz]]
Comstock is clearly channeling the Wizard, with Columbia is the apotheosis of the same era the books were written in (since Oz was intended to be a series of all-American fairy tales it's doubly appropriate). Booker meets, in order, a pack of fierce crows crying out for a Scarecrow, a guy who rants about "Tin Men", and a cowardly industrialist who compares himself to a lion. Trailers even show Elizabeth being lynched, as though the Columbians had mistaken her for some kind of witch (and since she later summons a tornado...)
7th Dec '16 4:08:22 PM MadAnthony94
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[[WMG: The plot of the game was originally a dark mirror of TheWizardOfOz]]
Comstock is clearly channeling the Wizard, with Columbia is the apotheosis of the same era the books were written in (since Oz was intended to be a series of all-American fairy tales it's doubly appropriate). Booker meets, in order, a pack of fierce crows crying out for a Scarecrow, a guy who rants about "Tin Men", and a cowardly industrialist who compares himself to a lion. Trailers even show Elizabeth being lynched, as though the Columbians had mistaken her for some kind of witch (and since she later summons a tornado...)
9th Nov '16 10:38:42 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: ''TheJetsons'' takes place in a future version of ''[=BioShock=] Infinite'']]
* There is a version of Columbia where they actually did manage to survive, defeat the Vox Populi and burn the "Sodom Below". But in doing so, they ended up destroying their own religion. Their whole religion is based on hating the surface world and exterminating those on it. And with the loss of a surface world to rail against and the eventual death of their Lamb, their religion lost most of its central Tenets. The remaining Columbians keep many of the cultural beliefs that they developed over the decades (living in the sky, lack of labour rights, racial segregation...) but lose their religious ones. That is why you only rarely see earth in TheJetsons. It's also why you never see any non-White people in the series.

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[[WMG: ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' takes place in a future version of ''[=BioShock=] Infinite'']]
* There is a version of Columbia where they actually did manage to survive, defeat the Vox Populi and burn the "Sodom Below". But in doing so, they ended up destroying their own religion. Their whole religion is based on hating the surface world and exterminating those on it. And with the loss of a surface world to rail against and the eventual death of their Lamb, their religion lost most of its central Tenets. The remaining Columbians keep many of the cultural beliefs that they developed over the decades (living in the sky, lack of labour rights, racial segregation...) but lose their religious ones. That is why you only rarely see earth in TheJetsons.WesternAnimation/TheJetsons. It's also why you never see any non-White people in the series.
1st Nov '16 1:19:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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[[spoiler:It seems that no protagonist ever survives their game in Infinite]]. Unless Ken Levine is GenreSavvy or reads this.

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[[spoiler:It seems that no protagonist ever survives their game in Infinite]]. Unless Ken Levine is GenreSavvy or reads this.
18th Oct '16 4:03:39 PM nombretomado
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* Not only will the Rapture setting be a tear, but so will the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' universe and the FreedomForce universe (both done by Irrational). Some 2K games, such as the upcoming XCOM reboot and the Borderlands games, will also appear as universes that the "tears" can access.

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* Not only will the Rapture setting be a tear, but so will the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' universe and the FreedomForce ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' universe (both done by Irrational). Some 2K games, such as the upcoming XCOM reboot and the Borderlands games, will also appear as universes that the "tears" can access.
22nd Jul '16 10:43:59 PM kithas
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* [[spoiler: Also confirmed for Booker as Comstock.]]

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* [[spoiler: Also confirmed for Booker as Comstock.]]




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*[[spoiler: Also confirmed for Booker as Comstock.]]

22nd Jul '16 10:41:14 PM kithas
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*[[spoiler: Also confirmed for Booker as Comstock.]]
22nd Jul '16 10:38:21 PM kithas
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[[WMG: Booker actually falls from Columbia (and dies) and unidentified number of times.]]
Trying to make Booker fall from the floating city makes him fall, then simply not having fallen. [[spoiler:That's because the first one actually died, and the game changed to a version of Columbia where he didn't jump.]]]]
30th Jan '16 11:30:29 AM nombretomado
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* Not only will the Rapture setting be a tear, but so will the VideoGame/SystemShock universe and the FreedomForce universe (both done by Irrational). Some 2K games, such as the upcoming XCOM reboot and the Borderlands games, will also appear as universes that the "tears" can access.

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* Not only will the Rapture setting be a tear, but so will the VideoGame/SystemShock ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' universe and the FreedomForce universe (both done by Irrational). Some 2K games, such as the upcoming XCOM reboot and the Borderlands games, will also appear as universes that the "tears" can access.



[[WMG: The SystemShock universe is a result of the ending]]

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[[WMG: The SystemShock VideoGame/SystemShock universe is a result of the ending]]



** [[SystemShock About that]]... No lighthouse, though.

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** [[SystemShock [[VideoGame/SystemShock About that]]... No lighthouse, though.
29th Jan '16 2:15:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[WMG: Elizabeth's powers are actually derived from [[GurrenLagann Spiral Energy]].]]

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[[WMG: Elizabeth's powers are actually derived from [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Energy]].]]
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