WHAT IN THE FLIM FLAM WAS THAT EPPISODE I CRIED LITERAL TEARS AND JANE YOU PSYCHOTIC BLIP BLOP AND I STILL HATE KENNY BUT LUKE NO
I’d love to see Ryuuko in a fighting game.
She’d fit right in with Skullgirls
So that’s how he deals with the deaths of everyone he ever cared for
I could imagine her her action skill would be opening tears, and now I can’t stop thinking about her just summoning the destroyer of worlds to fight all of her battles.
basically me on valentine’s day
I really like looking at the relationships of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth Comstock in Bioshock Infinite, and of Subject Delta and Eleanor Lamb in Bioshock 2 because they have a lot of ways in which they parallel, but are at the same time, almost polar opposites.
Booker and Elizabeth initially have a sort of mutual tolerance of each other, eventually developing into a guardian/protector mentality. Elizabeth looks to Booker to keep her safe, and Booker wants nothing more than to do so. It’s sort of a pseudo-parent-child-relationship-thing in which each are latching onto each other based on the events throughout their lives. Booker forms a parental complex over Elizabeth based on his guilt for giving up Anna (ironic, isn’t it?). He makes poor decisions frequently in his life, but actually has a very strong sense of morality, though generally in hindsight. At his core, Booker is trying to be a good person, and when he comes across this innocent, defenseless girl, he is reminded of his mistakes and strives to make sure he doesn’t make them again. Elizabeth on the other hand has lived her entire life alone, locked in a tower. She lacked any sort of parental figure at all, and after finding out that her “father” had neglected her the way he did, she grew more attached to the one person that was actually there for her: Booker. Despite her initial disgust toward him for murder, and deceiving her, she realizes that he genuinely cares for and wants to protect her, and she latches on. It’s not a romantic relationship (sure I’ll be yelled at for that), and it’s not quite a father/daughter relationship. It’s more of a matter of the way they see each other, and fit each other into their lives, like a princess and her strict, but caring, guard.
Delta and Eleanor are a little different, because their relationship is a legitimate father/daughter love, even though they aren’t actually related. Their relationship seems very authentic, and it is, but it’s also manufactured. Sure Eleanor loves Delta as a father, and sure Delta cares for Eleanor as a daughter, but the entire relationship was created in a laboratory. Sofia Lamb turned her own daughter into a little sister, and then experimented with a more advanced bond between Big Daddy and Little Sister, with the lab rats being Eleanor and Delta. It was perhaps a little too successful. Delta obviously still feels that connection, considering he was dead for the elapsed 15 years or so. To him, it was just yesterday. Eleanor however, is no longer a little sister, so she doesn’t look at Delta quite the way she used to. After all, it’s been a while. But there are residual traces of the link lingering in her brain. She still does love her “daddy.” That being said, while the actual link has likely been weakened over time, other things may compensate for that, making her feelings for him relatively unchanged. Perhaps she remembers her days as a Sister, how Delta would keep her safe when the “monsters” came, how her own mother used, and still uses her as an experiment, twisting her DNA and turning her into something she was never meant to be. She may remember how her mother looked at her, not as a daughter, but an object to be studied. She clearly always saw Delta as a caretaker, and a father, but also rejected her biological mother in favor of someone that cares.
Some of the parallels here are pretty striking, the main one being a very strong, parental-type bond that the protagonists have with their “daughters.” Both Booker and Delta would die to keep their little girls safe. Both Elizabeth and Eleanor also refuse their “true” parents in favor of their caretakers. By the end, Elizabeth is on a warpath, gunning for Comstock. Eleanor may not be aggressive toward her mother, but she still actively defies her instructions in order to get away from her. Another striking parallel is the way that Elizabeth and Eleanor change by studying the actions of their respective father figures. Elizabeth becomes increasingly hostile toward the Comstock family, attempting to remove Lady Comstock’s hand from her corpse in order to gain entrance to Comstock House, and actively wishing for Zachary Comstock’s death. Eleanor’s disposition toward her own circumstances are directly affected by the choices Delta (a.k.a. the player) makes throughout the game.
The differences between the two pairs are almost more striking than their similarities. The situations and relationships of these pairs are completely opposite. Booker and Elizabeth are actually related, but hold each other in a more platonic light, taking on more of a caretaker relationship, but their feelings toward each other are genuine, having been forged through the various trials they were put through. However, Delta and Eleanor are not related, but have a much more familial bond with each other. This relationship isn’t fully genuine though, due to the forced nature of it’s beginnings. Another huge difference is how each of the girls handle constantly watching their father figures resort to violence. Elizabeth becomes colder and more hateful, actually resorting to murder to exact her revenge on Comstock (in the Burial at Sea DLC), while Eleanor takes on a mentality of, “Violence doesn’t solve everything. He’s only doing this because he needs to.” She accepts Delta’s use of violence as a means of survival, whereas Elizabeth views Booker’s use of violence as just how the world works. They also differ in the ways that they assist their fathers. Elizabeth assists Booker through somewhat indirect means, providing him with ammunition, health, and salts to allow him to do what he does, while trying to keep herself out of the line of fire. Eleanor helps Delta much more directly, first leaving him gifts that provide him with upgrades and other means of becoming stronger, actively increasing his odds of survival. Later in the game, she even goes so far as to personally come to Delta’s aid, fighting alongside him.
Looking at things like this could really help with character and relationship development, as it shows how two situations can be extremely similar, and also completely different, and you can examine why each of them is unique and interesting. These kinds of comparisons can exist across all forms of media. So I ask all of you that endured this post to examine these things with some of your favorite stories and characters. I can promise that it will increase your appreciation and enjoyment of the story.
"Bring us the bells. Wipe away the debt. That was the deal." - Tom Nook.
I now am stuck with the image of Booker and K.K. Slider having an epic guitar duel on stage
So I was researching for a Bioshock Infinite au I was planning on writing, and can we talk about Booker’s entry on the Bioshock Wiki for a sec?
Booker DeWitt is a New Yorker of partial Native American descent , who was born on April 19, 1874. At the age of sixteen, he was part of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, and took part in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. At Wounded Knee, a sergeant had accused him of having Native American lineage in front of the men in his unit. To avoid being stigmatized by his comrades, he scalped Native American victims and burned teepees with people still inside. Due to his gruesome actions, other members of his regiment, including Cornelius Slate, gave him the nickname “The White Injun,” because of his taking trophies from his victims.
Although he was seen as a hero to his fellow soldiers, Booker felt shame and regret for his part in the massacre. After the battle, Booker, fraught with guilt, attended a river baptism led by Preacher Witting to be reborn as a new man and be absolved of his past actions. However, Booker rejected his baptism at the last second, thinking that his sins could not be washed away by a “dunk in the river.”
In January of 1892, Booker became an employee of the Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. While working as a Pinkerton, Booker garnered a reputation by ending labor strikes with extreme violence. Around this time, he met a woman who shortly after became pregnant. She died while giving birth to a daughter, Anna. This, coupled with his dismissal from the Agency for excessively violent behavior, sent him into a depression. He turned to alcohol and gambling, which drove him far into debt.
Booker later became a private investigator, but his debts persisted. In October of 1893, Robert Lutece came to his office, representing Father Comstock. Comstock set forth an agreement to wipe DeWitt of all debt in exchange for DeWitt’s daughter. Desperate, DeWitt sold Anna to Lutece and Comstock, but, immediately wrought with guilt, Booker pursued the men to retrieve Anna. Booker arrived as the three were about to enter a Tear to another dimension with Rosalind Lutece. As the men and the baby entered the Tear, DeWitt struggled with Comstock to get Anna back. Comstock succeeded in pulling her through the Tear but as the Tear closed, the tip of Anna’s pinky finger was severed.
This dude is an enormous, double decker turd sandwich served with a tall glass of cheep vodka and a heaping helping of questionable decisions for desert. Probably what makes him such an awesome protagonist.
ben would be so good with sarah he’d be so nice and gentle and she’d have a little crush on him but he’d let her down easy because 1) hes too old for her and 2) hes a huge gay homosexual so they would just be super best friends and he would help her with her panic attacks and she would make him smile and stop being so sad :D
too bad they’re both dead