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8th Apr '17 3:39:33 PM nombretomado
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In the trailers so far, several of Elizabeth's really big attempts to alter reality have either shown or had the characters physically arrive in an alternative 1983, as evidenced by cinema marquees that display ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi Revenge of the Jedi]]'' banners. The "Truth From Legend" trailers also have a noticeably early-1980s feel to them as well. It would therefore seem reasonable to assume that there's some connection at least between the events taking place in 1912 and something which is occurring in this alternate 1983, if not the actual 1983.

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In the trailers so far, several of Elizabeth's really big attempts to alter reality have either shown or had the characters physically arrive in an alternative 1983, as evidenced by cinema marquees that display ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Revenge of the Jedi]]'' banners. The "Truth From Legend" trailers also have a noticeably early-1980s feel to them as well. It would therefore seem reasonable to assume that there's some connection at least between the events taking place in 1912 and something which is occurring in this alternate 1983, if not the actual 1983.
30th Mar '17 7:41:50 PM PaulA
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[[WMG: The plot of the game was originally a dark mirror of TheWizardOfOz]]

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[[WMG: The plot of the game was originally a dark mirror of TheWizardOfOz]]Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz]]



[[WMG: The Tornado Tear Elizabeth summons at one point is the same twister from {{The Wizard of Oz}}.]]

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[[WMG: The Tornado Tear Elizabeth summons at one point is the same twister from {{The Wizard of Oz}}.Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz.]]
24th Feb '17 2:11:36 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Sounds plausible, except this has already been done to death by AC.
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.]]
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