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A game by Take Two & 2K Boston/Australia
Written by: Kevin Levine & Emily Ridgway Edited by: Brian Fuller
© Take Two & 2K Games (Irrational Games), 2007, all rights reserved.
Table of Contents
Foreword ...................................................................................................................... 3 Welcome to Rapture .................................................................................................. 4 Medical Pavilion ........................................................................................................ 8 Neptune’s Bounty .................................................................................................... 13 Smuggler’s Hideout ................................................................................................. 18 Arcadia ........................................................................................................................ 20 Farmer’s Market ...................................................................................................... 24 Fort Frolic ................................................................................................................... 27 Poseidon Plaza .......................................................................................................... 29 Hephaestus ................................................................................................................. 33 Central Control ......................................................................................................... 38 Olympus Heights ...................................................................................................... 40 Apollo Square ............................................................................................................ 43 Point Prometheus .................................................................................................... 45 Proving Grounds ...................................................................................................... 49 Epilogue ....................................................................................................................... 52
Bioshock, designed by Kevin Levine and released in 2007, has enjoyed an almost unprecedented level of critical success. Game of the Year awards, nearly four-dozen in all, were lavished upon the title, along with one of the highest aggregate critic scores of all time. Though Bioshock possesses some truly incredible graphics, what set the title apart from most every other was, in fact, the caliber of its dialogue. In Bioshock, narrative is driven through two primary vehicles – historical diaries and contextual radio message. As players journey through the game’s strange environment, they will discover numerous audio diaries, pre-taped messages discarded by the civilization’s inhabitants. These messages provide snapshots that, when combined, illuminate a riveting and deeply-philosophical back story. Along with these historical records, players will receive messages via a shortwave radio. These messages, while they do sometimes provide narration, are primarily geared toward giving players their objectives. Listening to audio diaries and getting objective updates, players will begin to more deeply understand their own character and the natures of the characters around them. As the game progresses, its environment will be repainted with the deep hues of betrayal, treachery, and greed – the common colors bathing the wall of so many ill-fated utopias. Rapture, the city of the damned, becomes a dystopia unlike any seen apart from the works of Thomas Moore, Aldous Huxley, or Ayn Rand. Truly, this is the modern man’s Brave New World. In this, the first edition of the Bioshock script, I have taken the game’s subtitles and augmented them with additional dialogue from audio diaries, in-game announcements, and in-game events for which subtitles do not appear. Additionally, I have italicized words that the game’s talented voice actors themselves emphasized, in order to preserve their artistic vision and poetic deliveries. When possible, I have conformed dialogue punctuation to standard grammatical norms, but have been arduously careful to not sacrifice artistic integrity in so doing. Whether you are a writer seeking to glean some inspiration from this timeless classic or merely a fan of the series looking to improve your understanding of the game’s events, I am certain that you will find what you seek within these pages. Bioshock is a game unlike any other – caustic in mood and verdant in character. I wish you all the best as you enjoy Bioshock. Best Wishes, Brian Fuller, Esq.
In 1960, over the mid-Atlantic, a plane crashes. A young man holds a photograph of his family, and a package in his arms that reads, “To Jack, with love from Mom & Dad, would you kindly not open until-“ Jack: They told me, “Son, you’re special. You were born to do great things.” You know what? They were right. Screams are heard on the aircraft, and the altimeter is heard dropping. The plane crashes into the ocean. Jack swims amidst the wreckage of the airplane, and finds a strange concrete structure jutting from the water. Inside is a banner that reads, “No Gods or Kings – Only Man.” Jack enters a strange chamber within, which begins dropping through the water. Suddenly, a welcome message of some kind begins to play. The man providing the welcome message is named Andrew Ryan. He has a pencil-thin moustache and short, brown hair. He wears a black suit and is smoking a pipe. Ryan (video): I am Andrew Ryan and I’m here to ask you a question: Is a man not entitled the sweat of his brow? “No,” says the man in Washington, “It belongs to the poor.” “No,” says the man in the Vatican, “It belongs to God.” “No,” says the man in Moscow, “It belongs to everyone.” I rejected those answers. I chose the impossible. I chose Rapture – a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, where the great would not be constrained by the small, and with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well. Jack continues dropping through the water. The welcome message rolls back, revealing a grand underwater city around him. Skyscrapers rise from the ocean bed, shining with neon lights. He hears voices coming from a shortwave radio nearby. Atlas: But the lighthouse is all lit up like hellfire, looks like some kind of plane crashJohnny: We’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How could itAtlas: Don’t know, you best get over there, and be quick about it. The splicers are coming. Johnny: You’ve got to be kidding. How do you know someone’s even coming? Atlas: Because we got a bathysphere on its way down. That means we’ve got company. Johnny: Okay, just one more minute. The sphere is coming up now. Atlas: Johnny, security’s banging off all over, get a move on! Jack docks with Rapture just in time to see Johnny being accosted by a deranged-looking woman. 4
Johnny: Please, lady. I didn’t mean no trespass. Just don’t hurt me. Just let me go. You can keep my gun. You canJohnny is eviscerated by the female figure. She then leans in close to examine Jack, still in the bathysphere. She is a splicer, a psychotic individual with claws gripped tightly in her hands. Female Splicer: Is it someone new? The splicer attempts to cut open the bathysphere, but is unable to reach Jack. She screams in frustration and walks away. The radio nearby allows Atlas to talk directly with Jack. Atlas: Would you kindly pick up that shortwave radio? Jack picks up the radio, and presses the metal device against his ear. Atlas: I don’t know how you survived that plane crash, but I’ve never been one to question Providence. I’m Atlas, and I am to keep you alive. Now keep on moving, we’re going to have to get you to higher ground. Take a deep breath and step out of the bathysphere. I won’t leave you twisting in the wind. Jack sees the female splicer bounding away at a superhuman speed. Atlas: We’re going to need to draw her out of hiding, but you’re going to have to trust me. Up ahead, the female splicer is attacked by an automated turret. Atlas: Just a bit further – how do you like that, sister? The splicer jumps away, crawling into an air duct. Atlas: Now, would you kindly find a crowbar or something? Bloody splicers sealed Johnny in before they – goddamn splicers. Announcer: Andrew Ryan asks you a simple question: are you a man or a slave? Jack finds a wrench and a strange bottle of shimmering liquid. A nearby hypodermic needle allows him to inject the substance into his wrist. His arms suddenly begin to quake with electricity. Atlas: Steady now! Your genetic code is being re-written. Just hold on and everything will be fine! Jack falls over a balcony, overcome with pain. He is knocked unconscious, but becomes semiconscious when approached by a pair of splicers. 5
is there? Up ahead. and Jack regains full consciousness momentarily. metal creature. Little Sister: Look. The girl wears a nightgown. silliest girl in Rapture. It is almost always accompanied by a Little Sister. Over one-hundred of these tapes are strewn across Rapture. If you can reach them in Neptune’s Bounty. I'm out. He suddenly realizes that he now has the ability to shoot lightning bolts from his hands. what's happening? Atlas: Listen. and you're stuck in Hephaestus. Mr. The pair passes by. Up ahead. unsure of his ultimate destination. male yelling) Long live Atlas! Death to Ryan! (Diane) What. but the splicers have cut me off from them. Wait a minute. One-two punch! Remember. now. Atlas: You all right. The Big Daddy is a hulking. boyo? First time plasmid’s a real kick from a mule. God. Imagine my surprise. just maybe – I know you 6 . Diane (tape): Another New Year's. but regains his senses when he is approached by a Big Daddy and a Little Sister. working. Do not approach the Little Sisters. Splicer 2: You hear that? Let’s bug! Splicer 1: Weak! You’re a weak chopper! Splicer 2: This little fish ain’t worth toeing it with no Big Daddy! Splicer 1: Yellow! Always have been! You’ll be no better off with the metal daddy. and holds a large needle. Silly enough to fall in love with Andrew Ryan. what happened? I'm bleeding. I can see light coming from his belly. Bubbles. Jack encounters a male splicer and is tasked with killing him. silly enough to – (screams. Atlas: Splicer! Give him the combo – zap him then whack him. I’ve got a family. I need to get them out of here. But there’s nothing like a fistful of lightning. It’s all right – I know he’ll be an angel soon. It wears a large diving helmet and wields a gigantic metal drill. he finds an audio recording preserved in a tape deck. oh. Jack again loses consciousness. another night alone. however. a young girl. Here's a toast to Diane McClintock. I just guess I'll have another drink. he’s still breathing. little fish. the one-two punch! Jack dispatches the splicer and presses forward.Splicer 1: This little fish looks like he just had his cherry popped – wonder if he’s still got some Adam on him? Announcer: Approaching a Little Sister is a criminal offense. it’s an angel. then maybe. See you floating in the briney.
He crawls across a metal beam and overlooks the grisly events below. Hush now. Barker (tape): Hey. mommy’s going to sell you by the pound. Jack sees a Little Sister and her Big Daddy. but you’re the only hope I’ll ever see my wife and child again. Everybody wants it. you’re going to be the lonely one. She’s a Little Sister now. Atlas: You think that’s a child down there? Don’t be fooled. they carry Adam – the genetic material that keeps the wheels of rapture turning. They destroyed our bodies. Jack is greeted by a ghost. We couldn’t handle it. Female Splicer: When your daddy’s in the ground. In a bathroom. The Big Daddy kills another unlucky splicer.must feel like the unluckiest man in the world right now. Jack sees a female splicer talking to a baby carriage. That’s the Big Daddy. Soon. that doesn’t count for much down in Rapture. Atlas: Careful. I ain't saying I'm Shakespeare. no one will be there to sing this song. please. babies strangled in cribs – the whole city went to hell. Jack comes to a large. and all they can think about is the stink coming out your shitter. draining a red liquid from the body’s abdomen. Those Little Sisters. Would you kindly lower that weapon for a minute? Down below. Get it fixed. Somebody went and turned a sweet baby girl into a monster. Brenda! You care to tell me why you've had a hole in the wall the size of Plymouth Rock coming out of your crapper going on three weeks now? Now. but I'm trying to run a respectable theater. Jack kills her. Atlas: If you spot a splicer in the water. Mommy’sThe splicer sees Jack and falls into a fit of rage. Jack sees a splicer standing in a pool of water. When your mommy’s up and gone. Atlas: Plasmids changed everything. She gathers Adam. 7 . too spliced up – now nobody’s going to want me. Ghost: I’m too spliced up. Soon. and the pair moves on. Whatever you thought about right and wrong on the surface. Best friends butchering one another. opulent room. and finds that her carriage actually contains a pistol. Up ahead. hit them with the Electro Bolt. Everybody needs it. now. well. Find my family. I got working folk coming in from Port Neptune trying to catch a little diversion. The Little Sister is sticking her needle into a corpse. Go to Neptune’s Bounty. our minds. When you are the lonely one. he keeps her safe.
He’s the one what runs this place. Suddenly. Atlas: I got it! Get out of there! Get out now! Jack rushes through an open doorway and arrives at the Medical Pavilion. 8 . and shave down a beak there. Atlas: Now you’ve rattled the monkey cage. an alarm begins to sound. and change your race.Jack dispatches the splicer with electricity. Jack finds the switch to Emergency Access but discovers that it requires a key. He's sweet all right. we could lop a boil here. His voice is transmitted by intercoms spread throughout Rapture. Steinman was very attentive. Suddenly. It's yours to change – nobody else's. Ryan didn't come to see me since the New Year's attack. and frankly. Adam and Ryan. Over the intercom. Atlas: Ah. the KGB wolf or the CIA jackal? Here’s the news: Rapture isn’t some sunken ship for you to plunder and Andrew Ryan isn’t a giddy socialite who can be slapped around by government muscle. and so interested in my case. which one of the bitches sent you. Steinman ain’t that kind. the bloody King of Rapture. you’ll be needing Doctor Steinman’s key. he was going to fix me right up. change your sex. Christ! You’re trapped! I’m going to try to override the exit from here. Here they come. a robotic announcer makes known the situation. Atlas: It’s Ryan! Goddamn Andrew Ryan! He found us! Damn it! He’s shut off access to Neptune. friend. Steinman (tape): Ryan and Adam. He told me that once the scar tissue was gone. or Dasvadinya – whichever you prefer. but I don’t expect him to hand it to you out of the milk of human kindness. and was I ever truly a surgeon before I met them? How we plinked away with our scalpels and toy morality. There’s another way there – head to Medical. Ryan: So tell me. but Adam gives us the means to do it. another alarm begins blaring. Diane (tape): Dr. Make me prettier than any girl I've ever seen. All those years of study. I’m not even sure he’s still human. Change your look. Atlas: Now you’ve met Andrew Ryan. And Ryan frees us from the phony ethics that held us back. Atlas: If you want to use the Emergency Access. But Dr. and with that. and then proceeds through a nearby door. not once. Now find your way to Emergency Access. Steinman said he'd release me today. farewell. Jack becomes trapped. Yes. What are you waiting for? Go! Up ahead. Andrew Ryan appears on a video monitor. but could we really change anything? No. Announcer: Security alert in progress.
“if you're going to do such things. Jack sees some security cameras. just follow the blood. looking for a victim he can ravish for his grotesque amusement. all them machines will short out right and proper if you hit them with Electro Bolt.Jack fends off his attackers and eventually sees another ghost. Ryan (tape): On the surface. Look at me! Steinman (tape): Adam presents new problems for the professional. and the Doubters send a fly to spoil our ointment – one thousand Adam to the man or woman who pins its wings. he make experiment.” 9 . We rebuild our city. The Lord hates a quitter. Tenenbaum (tape): I was at German prison camp only of sixteen years old when I realize I have love for science. But then he asks. or turn a real circus freak into something you can show in the daylight. and sculpt. Now look at me. “Then why tell me?” “Well. he make scientific error. What excuse do we have not to sculpt. The daft bastard’s set up shop in the surgery wing. It is a moral obligation. however. Ghost: You promised me pretty. “How can a child know such a thing?” I tell him. now. Atlas: Remember. I tell him of this error. Atlas: Security cameras. Steinman (video): With genetic modifications. I can hear the infernal things all around you – Ryan’s eyes and ears. and this make him angry. “Sometimes. when we took what we got.” I said. Past the automated turrets. at least you should do them properly. But that was then. There was a time I was happy enough to take off a wart or two. Ryan: A Parasite wanders the halls. They begin firing. Jack encounters hostile automated turrets. Do we force the healthy to live with the contagious? Do we mix the criminal with the law-abiding? Then why are the plain allowed to mingle with the fair? Atlas: You’ll have to find some way to get through to surgery. Jack defeats the wave of splicers that Ryan sends his way. Steinman. or even a virtue. but with Adam the flesh becomes clay. the Parasite expects the doctor to heal them for free. and sculpt. beauty is no longer a goal. Sometime. you promised me pretty. German doctor. Chin up. until the job is done? Atlas: You keep an eye peeled for Steinman. I just know.” He screams at me. As your tools improve. the farmer to feed them out of charity. Soon. You want to find him. so do your standards. and Steinman. and soon sees a video monitor delivering a lecture by Doctor Steinman. How little they differ from the pervert who prowls the streets.
the cleft chin. Suchong. Dr. no problem. “What do you mean goddess?” “Symmetry. I don't give a toss if you piss or go fishing. Steinman (tape): I am beautiful. over and over again: the upturned nose. the Big Daddies.” she said. Ryan (tape): It has been brought to my attention that some citizens have discovered ways to hack the vending machines. Suchong just get new idea for plasmid. Explosives are hard to come by down here. the ample bosom. but if you get your hands on one of them telekinesis plasmids.” the wonder child. I realize you're a posh sort of geezer. I know Medical Pavilion is your manor. Germans. they call it – makes them all dance to his tune. Now. yes. All roads in Rapture lead to Ryan. Parasites will be punished. problem with reaction time. All I care about is why is this one born strong. pipes burst. frankly. The world called him a genius! I've spent my entire surgical career creating the same tired shapes. Client is Fontaine Futuristics. the Little Sisters. Pipes freeze. You don't heat the pipes. Jack finds a splicer tossing explosives. It's time we did something about symmetry. but you might want to cogitate on this: ocean water is colder than a witch's tit. and. Look at me. Tenenbaum (tape): At the German prison camp they put me to work on genetic experiments on other prisoners. Then Rapture leaks. “Das Wunderkind. “I'm here to free you from the tyranny of the commonplace. Work on telekinesis plasmid proceeding well. dear Steinman. 10 . the old girl's never going to stop. I'm here to show you a new kind of beauty. One of the grenades causes falling objects to block a doorway. the security. I have been transformed. or anything else that might be standing in your way. Lot 23. Lifting objects at distance present no problem. you can catch the damn fireballs and toss it right back in his gob. They call me. the pipes freeze. But is there not something better? What if now it is not my skill that fails me but my imagination? Ahead.Suchong (tape): Clinical Trial. “Steinman. all they can talk about is blue eyes and shape of forehead. but can catch and throw fast moving object. But once Rapture starts leaking. obstructing Jack’s path forward. the splicers. Moving objects through space. what could I do to make my features finer? With Adam and my scalpel. Steinman (tape): Today I had lunch with the Goddess. Steinman (tape): When Picasso became bored of painting people he started representing them as cubes and other abstract forms. Problem is not with Plasmid. Cannot stop speeding bullet. I should not need to remind each and every citizen of Rapture that free enterprise is the foundation upon which our society has been established. And then I'll be sure to tell Ryan he's got you to thank.” I asked her.” Atlas: I can hear that splicer sounding off like it’s the Fourth of July. He pumps some kind of chemical scent in the air – pheromones. Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could do with a knife what that old Spaniard did with a brush? Bill (tape): Steinman.
They regenerate any wounded flesh with stem versions of the dead cells. I’m working my way to the back side of Port Neptune. too symmetrical! And nowDoctor Steinman notices Jack staring at him. but Jack manages to defeat him. “So you see. Adam is a canvas of genetic modification. content to sit there with her tanks of Adam. this one. shimmering like a scalpel. He stands over a woman on a surgery table. 11 . Welcome to Rapture. Steinman: What can I do with this one. Make sure you get the key off Steinman and head back to Emergency Access. Announcer: Hey there. that one stupid? All that killing. meself. Jack finally finds Doctor Steinman holed up in the surgery wing. she will too. but they're nearly indestructible. the host will die. too fat. too tall. I want to make them beautiful.” she calls. “Steinman! I have what you're looking for! Just open your eyes!” And when I see her. the world’s fastest growing pile of junk. but plasmids are the paint. If you harvest the slug. “Steinman. goddess? An intruder! He’s ugly! Ugly! Doctor Steinman attacks Jack. tweaking and optimizing. You know that nine out of ten ladies prefer the athletic man? Why stay on the sidelines when the new Sport Boost line of plasmids can turn you into the jock you've always wanted to be? Come and visit us at the Med Plaza for a free two-hour trial. Jack finds a collapsed tunnel. Aphrodite? She won’t stay still. Atlas: Sounds like another tunnel collapse. She’s such a tiny imagination. But their relationship with the implanted slugs is symbiotic. Steinman (tape): Aphrodite is walking the halls. this one. We’ll get there soon enough. Steinman (tape): Not only are those little girls veritable Adam factories. Steinman: What’s this. “It's more like removing a terminal patient from life support.” On the way back to Emergency Access. you think the Germans could have been interested in something useful? Suchong (tape): Tenenbaum – sometimes I pity the little freak.and that one weak – this one smart. Part of the sinking airplane from the crash has broken through the glass wall. fellows. but they always turn out wrong! That one. I need to create. she cuts me into a thousand beautiful pieces. You'll appreciate the difference. Atlas: You all right? It was time somebody take care of that sick bastard. it's not like killing.” Tenenbaum said.
I will make it worth your while. which would kill them. but looks don’t make it so. do not hurt her! Have you no heart? Atlas: Aye. or it is you who will be shot next. boyo: you won’t survive without the Adam those things are carrying. didn’t you? Listen to me. Through the collapsed tunnel. Doctor Tenenbaum saw to that. menacing the Little Sister. Report any unexplained water promptly to the Central Council. sparing the life of this Little Sister and turning her back into an ordinary girl. but it can also be a dangerous place. Are you prepared to trade your life. If you cross paths with another of them Gatherer’s Garden machines. Jack uses the device. lad. and all the tasty Adam I can drink. Here’s your chance to get some Adam. 12 . Tenenbaum: Bitte. Jack gains the ability to save them. of course. Instead. That’s if the price ain’t too dear. Jack finds a Little Sister mourning the death of her Big Daddy. Took fine little girls and turned them into that. A woman appears on a balcony overhead and shoots the splicer. That’s not a child – not anymore it ain’t. German accent. Doctor Tenenbaum throws Jack a device of some kind. for Tenenbaum’s little Frankensteins? Tenenbaum: Here! There is another way. Male Splicer: It’s just you. Doctor. Atlas: It’s a Little One. Suddenly a male splicer appears. You’ll need all the Adam you can get to survive. the lives of my wife and child. Tenenbaum: I’ll not have him hurt my Little Ones. Atlas: Easy now. Be patient. It allows him to forgo harvesting the Adam from the Little Sisters. Use this – free them from their torment. a well-dressed woman with a thick. Atlas: It’s okay. that’s a pretty sermon coming from the ghoul who cooked up them creatures in the first place. Tenenbaum: Stay away from her. just enough to get by. yes? The reward will become clear in time. Atlas: Tenenbaum’s playing you for a sap. Any leak is a bad leak.Announcer: The bottom of the ocean is our home. somehow. freeing them from their mindless existence. Tenenbaum: The path of the righteous is not always easy. me. Those things may look like wee little girls. He’s just looking for a wee bit of Adam. She is Doctor Brigit Tenenbaum. make sure you pick up a new plasmid or two.
Ryan asked me personally to make this clear to you. Announcer: Attention.Jack uses the Adam he received from freeing the Little Sister to buy new plasmids. Thank you for your patience. but you did. Nobody knows exactly what happened. 13 . Patrick. I’m looking forward to shaking your hand. revealing a path to Port Neptune. enhancing his genetic abilities. Jack defeats the Big Daddy and chooses this time to instead harvest the Adam from the Little Sister. Atlas: Are you almost back to Emergency Access? Come through as soon as you get there. Atlas: That Adam should do the trick. Just remember: them things aren't people no more. his new skills are put to the test when he sees a Big Daddy in his path. now. It won’t be easy. He’s the one who built this place. My family’s in a submarine. You give us Fontaine and this whole filthy ring of his and you'll be knocking back pints up at the Fighting McDonough’s. but he’ll be there before you know it. any public congregation of more than four persons is considered an actionable offense. You got Ryan’s eye now – you won’t hear him coming. we'll treat you like a mule. Give him a taste. And it's Doctor Tenenbaum they've got to thank for it. but it’s the only way to get to the Little Sisters and the Adam they carry. Maybe he went mad. Jack passes through the bulkhead to Port Neptune. and he’s the one who run it into the ground. Announcer: Security alert deactivated. The grisly process fills him with disgust and guilt – he swears to never again harm a Little Sister. Soon. hidden in the foundation of Fontaine Fisheries. Come through to Port Neptune now. Maybe the power got to him. Will you be as cruel to them? Jack progresses back toward Emergency Access. however. killing her in the process. It’s time to take on one of them Big Daddies. Atlas: Now you’ve had the pleasure of Andrew Ryan’s company. The access door opens. Tenenbaum: How can you do this thing to a child? But there are other Little Ones who have need of your help. Maybe he just decided he didn’t like people. I’ll meet you there. good men died. But if you prefer to play the mule. Sullivan (tape): Mr. Atlas: I don’t know how you managed it. Jack activates the Emergency Access switch with the key he recovered from Doctor Steinman. You did the right thing. Atlas: You’re ready. Whichever way you slice it.
Jack comes to a locked door. will be able to come and go as they see fit. The Great Chain is pulling away from me. and an automated turret appears. Peach: What was that? My friend. Sullivan (tape): We're putting all the bathyspheres in lockdown until further notice. Perhaps it's time to give it a tug. but are you really a friend to us? Regardless. But if’n you heads up to the wharf master’s office and find old Peach a research camera. because his hands were crippled during the war. The man’s name is Peach Wilkins. She is incredibly strong. As luck would have it. Nuts. Tenenbaum (tape): I saw one of the smugglers having a game of catching on the docks today. He was unloading the barge the other day when he was bitten from this sea slug. a Little One brings you a gift to demonstrate our appreciation. I say. maybe I could manage an inviteSuddenly. 14 . he did. I asked him if he still had that sea slug. you are fucked. Sisters. While I was buying buildings and fish futures. genetically. He chooses to free its Little Sister. Female Splicer: My youth. Peach: Atlas radioed on ahead. cousins – anybody in the ballpark. Tenenbaum: You have shown kindness to my Little Ones. he was cornering the market on genotypes and nucleotide sequences. Rapture is transforming before my eyes. He woke up the next morning and he found he could move his fingers for the first time in years. spider-like splicer reappears. the female. Ryan had us install some kind of genetic device into the things so only Ryan and his inner circle will be able to use them without dispensation. A nearby grate opens. my rose! I want it back! I want it back! Peach: You hold tightly. Who can blame a lady who craves variety? Ryan (tape): Something must be done about Fontaine. says you were looking for an invite to the fisheries. which fends off the splicer. and this surprised me. Female Splicer: What crawls in my garden? But the days go by like wind. and leaps across the ceiling like a spider. But the boys tell me the keys are pretty unreliable.Jack walks through a doorway and is greeted by a female splicer unlike those he’s previously encountered. and a figure greets him wearing a welding mask. and one day the gentlemen stopped calling. Jack finds and eliminates another Big Daddy. A slat opens. I’m sending you something fierce to watch your back.
If Ryan and his crew have their law. and I only wonder if you might one day crawl out of this vent and find this note. Mariska (tape): Darling Masha. our darling child. Guess it’s time to get to work for old Peachy. then they can have my badge. even Ryan. Black can be reborn white. Just remember. if you’re up for the entertainment. “analyze genetic information. Seems like old Peach knows where to find a research camera. I don't make the laws here. and one other thing. Atlas: The research camera looks just like one you’d see topside. sonny friend: I smell and ounce of Fontaine on you. We miss you. and let’s get the hell out of this place. tall. Christ. He seems like a decent enough sort – no doubt he’ll wait until after you’ve done his errands to stick a shiv in your belly. weak. Jack finds the research camera in the wharf master’s office. Fontaine’s dead. Sullivan (tape): Hanging now. you got the camera. it can also. it resurrects them. Look on the conveyer belt – you’ll find something to keep you alive.Peach: That one’s too tough for you. Now get me some snap snaps of those spider splicers! And don’t come back down here ‘til you got my research! Atlas: You have the research camera? Good. or Fontaine will be taking down Ryan. short. I can bend the double helix. come to us at the Fighting McDonough’s in room number seven. Sullivan (tape): Now the eggs are in the scramble. But the slugs alone are not enough. We picked up Timmy right after midnight. According to this magazine article I scrounged up. Take the man’s pictures. Once. we don't know what has happened to you.” and lots of other five dollar words. and everybody knows it – in the ground for months. Ryan (tape): This Fontaine fellow is somebody to watch. and I’ll have you in a box. Either Ryan will be taking down Fontaine. 15 . We'll be interviewing poor Timmy beneath Fontaine Fisheries. I just enforce them. You never mind all that. Peach: Good. We got work to do. he was just a menace to be convicted and hung. Who needs a child to save a city? But I see these little girls crawling out of these vents. We look for you. is it? That's what we've come to? Now. I'll need money. and half the place still jumping at his shadow. but I didn't come to Rapture to string men up for running contraband. It doesn't just heal damaged cells. strong. Then I’ll let you in to the fisheries. Atlas: Grown man. but I ain’t turning my eye just on his say so. Tenenbaum (tape): This little sea slug has come along and glued together all the crazy ideas I've had since the war. Now go get that camera and then snapshots of those that crawls on the ceiling. but if you find this. parse biological structures. Atlas gives you the vouch. jumping at ghosts. Ryan's men have taken you away and said you are needed to save Rapture. look. But he always manages to be where the evidence isn't. He's the most dangerous type of hoodlum – the kind with vision.
I'd pat myself on the back. but not so clean that the right people don't know he's not to be trifled with. It wouldn't surprise me if he were soon running things down here. this Fontaine. Sullivan (tape): I'm closing in on the whole ring. Atlas: I took my wife on our first date to this place. When we arrest that toerag Fontaine for his thieving and smuggling. he seems to know his way around a grift. Ryan when we were building this place – either you build her like a bathtub. Yep. but this is the time for leadership. artists. You must think I’m a fool. But this leader of theirs. Rosenberg is demanding to speak about this Fontaine business. but they deliver and they don't ask questions. “No. But she's a beauty and she means the world to me. A few stretched necks are a small price to pay for our ideals. Ryan (tape): The death penalty in Rapture! Council’s in an uproar. and tennis players. it seems that even our water system has sprung a leak. I'm trying to build a proper financial market and this idiot keeps going on about Adam this and genetic modification that. but let's face it – these aren't exactly bloodthirsty desperadoes we're talking about. and she’ll dance a waltz. Ryan. I'm sorry but I'll be late again tonight. Give her a string of pearls and a silk gown. I believe in Rapture. but you don’t know my Moira. I have turned to Fontaine's smugglers in Port Neptune for supplies. The irrigation system in Arcadia is taking on sea water. He reminds me a bit of the Germans – so efficient. we must make it clear that we won't touch his business interests. so let me be plain. not because God gave us a chair. We're going to build Eden. but that doesn't mean we always win. I can't help but feel God's punishing me for bringing her and Patrick to this place. McDonough. Riots in the streets. taking a fine lady to a dump like this. “We're not going to build a bathtub. Rapture's full of poets. not hired guerrillas. they say. Action must be taken against the smugglers. My wife. I thought this would be a better life for us.Bill (tape): If things weren't bad enough.” he said. They spit.” Peach: Now are you ever bringing old Peach them snappies? Or are you just sightseeing? Jack enters a tavern. and Atlas becomes nostalgic. We sit on the council because these poor sods trust us. They're all terrified of Fontaine. He keeps his nose clean. Fontaine's men are pigs. or she's going to turn into a sewer. my dear. Moira – she's a right pain in the neck. Bill (tape): Mr. and she’ll drink a pirate under the table. they stink. 16 . I told Mr. Can you imagine a bigger fool than that? Tenenbaum (tape): As the respectable labs have all turned me away. Give her a sea shanty and a bottle of rum. that's right. Fontaine Futuristics is the biggest thing going in Rapture. Any contact with the surface exposes Rapture to the very Parasites we fled from. Ryan (tape): Diane. I'll go spend an hour pretending to pay attention to the poor fellow and be home as soon as I can.
He's sinking the profits back into bigger and better plasmids.” Sam said. Peach: They sure go down easy once you research them up right. Come on in and show us those snappy snappies.” says he? “Well. 17 . you’re going to have to pay it. Before you head into the Fisheries. she walked off hand in hand with one of those awful golems. “I supposed it's the contractor then who'll be bailing out your Lou once a fortnight. “That's her. now can he? Jack places all his weapons into a nearby pneumatic tube and Peach grants him entrance into the Fisheries. We barely recognize her. Bill (tape): I met Ryan the day me and the lads were installing the bathroom plumbing up in his posh Park Avenue digs. This Fontaine fellow. I'm Ryan's new general contractor.” “Well. and that makes him the guv'nor. Atlas: If that’s his price. so not to worry. Having done his research.” “And why would you be doing that. You got something for me and my crew. But he can’t very well take your plasmids away.” I told him. She was drawing blood out of a corpse by Fontaine Fisheries. he's a crook and a proper tea leaf. Help me get them to safety and I'll be in your debt for life. is it? If it's price you're worried about. and returns to Fontaine Fisheries to give them to Peach. profit or not. and we're going to have ourselves a whole heap of miseries. but he's got the Adam. Peach: The wharf rat didn't get himself eaten. no man bails water out of privies built by Bill McDonough. bloke's going to have an army of splicers. and then I’ll let you in. “You're crazy. a word to the wise – old Peachy seems about as straight as a dog’s hind leg. but Ryan can't see the wolves in the woods. he easily dispatches the creature. Mr. “What's with all the brass fittings? General contractor had me down for the tin. I need to put on some coffee. Atlas: The thought of my wife and child hiding in that filthy submarine makes my blood boil. Up ahead. building them Fontaine Poorhouses – more like Fontaine recruiting centers. Maybe puts on silverware and the like. Nobody walks into my swampy carrying the heat. Jack finds the spider-like splicer from before. Put your weapons in the pneumo. Jack manages to snap three pictures of the spiderlike splicers. Before we know it. “Hey!” says he. squire. “That thing? That is our Masha?” But he was right. or are you just looking to get criticized? You set here a spell. I'll be picking up the brass. Keep your eyes open.” I says.” The next day I find out. Bill (tape): Rapture's changing. and then when she was done.Mariska (tape): We saw our Masha today. Ryan. Jack enters the Fisheries and the lights suddenly dim.
As Jack searches for the submarine bay entrance. it's not like things could get a lot worse. We take a powder and we end up like Sammy. She just needs some supplies to get the ball rolling and a friend to watch her back. Peach (tape): Fontaine's putting the screws on us. and double. “Sure thing Mr. 18 . Jack passes the ghosts and eventually finds the submarine bay. He says to meet him at his fish-packing joint at eleven. he was ours! Ours! Jack delivers Peach a killing blow and then grabs his weapons from a nearby pneumatic tube. He's like one of us. More than likely. Fontaine's promising something better. but Jack proves to be more than a match for him.Peach: Now. fuck Fontaine. Ghost 1: You don’t fuck Fontaine. But she's no crackpot. He's squeezing us out eighty points of our cut with the threat of turning us in to Ryan if we don't play ball. She's damaged goods. I bet when your boss waggled out of hell. Ghost 1: You can’t quit – Fontaine will find you. you know. we're down in this dump yanking guts out of fish. Ghost 2: Hey. He's up in Fort Frolic banging fashion models. Sammy was found in a sack in the salt pond.” Ryan promised Fontaine was dust. Atlas: The submarine bay was only used by smugglers and thieves. Fontaine (tape): Spent the morning jawing with that Kraut scientist. Sammy comes and tells me he's thinking of going to the constable. like he's worked a day in his life. all right. We got no choice here. and the Devil said. Fontaine. and you aPeach suddenly appears and attacks Jack. I'll go. son of a bitch. Peach: Atlas. the entrance was hidden – better to keep the coppers off the scent. and ours are the sort with the big iron ball around your ankle. She's going to make me the kind of scratch that'll have Ryan look like he's running a paper route. and now here you are. bring a couple of guys. doing his dirty – I guess that makes Ryan a bum. There's got to be another way. he finds two ghosts. Just like all those chumps they scraped out of them prison camps. I’ll hold you a spot. Peach (tape): We all come down here. We stay on Fontaine's crew and we're going to catch the gallows. even without his weapons. Fontaine fucks you. and the next day. he done told the Devil he’d be right back. Hey. figured we'd all be part of Ryan's Great Chain – turns out Ryan's chain is made of gold.
a lush area of vegetation and recreation. and let me in. Atlas: Get out! Get out and get to Arcadia. I think it’s time to shake hands and get acquainted. and I walk out of here – that simple. If only you could do something – anything – except just stand here and watch him die. I’ll meet you up ahead. Atlas: Can you hear my family in the sub? Are they making any noise at all? Jack hits the switch and the lights suddenly burn out. Ryan: So dark in here – if only your friend could look up and see you. and then he pulls the string. darling? Suddenly. Peach (tape): The Irish porkpie offered me a deal. Ryan: You’ve had your fun. one of the splicers places an object on the submarine. any idiot can see which way the wind is blowing. Down below he can see Atlas examining a submarine. It explodes in a massive fireball. splicers appear behind Atlas. If you press that button. Ryan's got a whole lot of talk and a nice suit. and I’ll get you out of there. they’re everywhere! I can’t hold them. You’re no CIA spook. Atlas: Splicers.Atlas: You got it – should be smooth sailing from here. Jack proceeds into Arcadia. Who are you? Why have you come here? There’s two ways to deal with a mystery – uncover it. Jack comes to a control booth. 19 . My family can’t be more than a hundred yards away. Moira. you’ll learn what it means to truly be my enemy. We’ll find the bastard. Atlas: The sub! No! Ryan: You ooze in like an assassin and then try to sneak out like a thief. I’ll need you for that. or eliminate it. We’ll find him and we’ll tear his heart out. got to fall back! Get my family out and we’ll regroup as soon as we can! Get out of you can! Get out and we’ll regroup! Suddenly. Even down here. Patrick! Ain’t that just like Ryan – waits until we’re almost out. Atlas: Hit the switch up there in the control booth. can you hear me in there. maybe you could warn him. I flip them Fontaine. How do I know that fat fuck isn't Fontaine's guy? How do I know they're not all Fontaine's guy? Fontaine's got Adam and everybody wants it. but enough is enough. Atlas: You blow a fuse up there? Can’t see a damn thing in that booth – give me a tick. Jesus Christ! Moira. but I can’t get in. I’m right outside the submarine bay.
When Congress moved to nationalize my forest. and demanded that I establish a public park there. and the bathysphere station is as well – and then straight on to Ryan. lunatics. God did not plant the seeds of this Arcadia. That’ll take you straight to the devil himself. The man hires me to build a forest at the bottom of the ocean and then turns a walk in the woods into a luxury. Nothing gets the Betties in the mood like nighttime in Arcadia. Plant life almost seems to begin withering. Lockdown initiated. Leaks. Arcadia was closed off to all but paying customers. bottle of wine. Think what you will. Announcer: Oxygen levels critical. Ghosts! Ryan tells me it's a side effect of this plasmid business. 20 . Male Splicer: Christ. Ryan asked. Even the air you breathe is sponged from my account. All bulkhead doors are now sealed. There was a time when I cared about politics. One poor sod's memories getting passed on to another through genetic sampling. Thank you. I'm done with all that. even two tickets to the Tea Garden. but it's just an excuse men use to kill one another. You might hear things about me. rebellion. and then all debts will be paid in full. Everything's ready. I burnt it to the ground. Langford (tape): Today.Ryan: I came to this place to build them impossible. Bill (tape): Seems like some poor blighters have started seeing ghosts. is somebody there? Jack finds the splicer unaware of his presence and swiftly dispatches him. Suddenly. so later you might remember the taste. see my name about. I once bought a forest. The Parasites claimed that the land belonged to God. Well. just to be safe. “Should a farmer not be able to sell his food? Is a potter not entitled to a profit from his pots?” I started to argue with the man and then I remembered who signed my checks – only thing worse than a hypocrite is an unemployed one. and now bleeding ghosts – ain't life in Rapture grand? Dieter (tape): What a night I got lined up. Why? So the rabble could stand slackjawed under the canopy and pretend that it was Paradise earned. Atlas: Rolling Hills is over yonder. green mist fills the air. breathe deep. Ryan: On the surface. I just want to see the sunlight again. Flowers. Atlas: You get to the bathysphere in the Rolling Hills. You came to rob what you could never build – a Hun gaping at the gates of Rome. Now I just got to stop by the Thrifty Care to pick up a med hypo. I did. Word is this ain't Angelina's first visit to the Tea Garden.
an aging bunch of frat boys. On the other side. she planted the damn things. Jack comes to a locked door. The problem now is the shortage of hosts. Please. death. Harness the mist. Could you find a sample of Rosa Gallica for me? Look in the Grotto. Soon the first home for Little Sisters will be open. Mariska (tape): The minute we came here.” Langford (tape): They dress up in leaves and call themselves the Saturnine. maybe we never should have come to this place. Tenenbaum. If the Rosa Gallica blooms. Trees! Never saw one before. Arcadia’s resident botanist. Langford (tape): Yes.Atlas: This isn’t right. If she’s still kicking around. then by God I'll know we're in business. Ryan! I think I’ve got a way to save the trees – it’s a genetic vector that. Fontaine says. was it? No. but not above doing a dirty job for a dollar. Ryan (tape): There has been tremendous pressure to regulate this plasmid business. but combined with the host. shrieking at the first sign of displeasure. “Mama! Mama! What is that? What is that?” I thought she was having some kind of seizure and then I realized – trees. But what use is our ideology if it is not tested? The market does not respond like an infant. No trees. I know about the lockdown. Sammy. Atlas takes a moment to ponder and then comes to a sudden realization. insanity. Either we get those trees back. Just give me a minute! The early Lazarus tests are very promising. The man’s put something foul into the air. thirty times yield of usable Adam. but I think Ryan has just killed Arcadia. oh.” and believe they are touched by the ancient gods. and we must be too. “Harness the flame. I’m going to need you to listen to me – I’m no sort of botanist. The voice belongs to Julie Langford. I’ve got to keep working while there’s time. boyo – all the oxygen comes from the trees. and chant. Atlas: Ryan’s woman in Arcadia is an old Betty named Langford. no oxygen. Tenenbaum (tape): The augmentation procedure is a success. Hah. look who I’m talking to. Masha started screaming. Give me a spell to think. he can hear a woman’s voice. Langford: My trees! It wasn’t you. Bottom of the ocean. 21 . now we have something. They drink human blood. tilting back goblets of plasmids and calling it ambrosia. “Patience. The slug is embedded in the lining of the host's stomach and after the host feeds we induce regurgitation. The slugs alone could not provide enough Adam for serious work. I’m sure she’s going to want to save her trees. thought they were monsters. It's absurd. and that problem will be solved. After all. an okay sort. and then we have twenty. The market is patient. or you're a permanent resident. Oh. Damn city's built to not let anyone out in the event of this kind of emergency. There have been side effects: blindness.
she is on the other side of a locked door. Suddenly. my friends. this is perfect.” Langford: Andrew. but. Without it. Tonight I wish to remind each of you that Rapture is your city. however. Let me read to you from the agreement. even my back issues of National Geographic – they’re feathering their disgusting little shrines with it. which appears disheveled. Julie’s office begins filling with deadly. I think I’ve got just the thing to put the green back in this forest. however. I’m letting you in now. and exploitation of the Lazarus Vector. we made a business deal. 1959 – may it be our finest year. in the end. did we not? Money changed hands. gaseous toxins. the sick bastards. Andrew Ryan offers you a toast. green. And so. I’ve got the security system in this joint jacked. 22 . Section 3. He then returns to the locked door. When Jack finds Langford. Announcer: The Parasite has his eye on Rapture. chlorophyll solution. we’re back in the swamp. I hope you are enjoying your New Year's Eve celebration. He can see her through a window. you and I. use. no! Ryan: Ownership is civilization. ink pots. To Rapture. Keep your eye on the Parasite Jack enters Langford’s lab. Langford: You’ve brought the Rosa Gallica? Well. Announcer: Good evening. She wears a white dress and matching white heels. what are you waiting for – an engraved invitation? Send it through the pneumo! Jack sends the roses through a pneumatic tube nearby. Ryan: Julie. He seems some ominous-looking automated turrets nearby. our choices make us. Langford: Isn’t there anything in this damn place those pagans won’t steal? Paper towels. it has been a year of trials for us all. It was your strength of will that brought you here. Subsection 4: “Ryan Corp maintains exclusive rights to the creation. perfect! Come on up to my office. and with that strength you shall rebuild. Julie. She is a well-kept woman with flowing. Come on up to my office.Announcer: Andrew Ryan reminds us – we all make choices. the intercom begins playing a speech by Ryan. Jack finds some roses that seem to fit the description of the Rosa Gallica that Langford wanted. As Jack heads back into Arcadia proper. brown hair. almost as if splicers have been scavenging about. In the Grotto. Langford: Yes. I suppose. so those turrets won’t bite. recorded long ago. witch hazel.
Ryan. Adam – its bathtub gin times the atom bomb. don't come whining to me about market forces. I’d start at the Farmer’s Market. Langford (tape): Who says you can't teach old hound new tricks? This batty plant woman spends four years coming up with ways to defoliate trees in the Pacific to scare out the Japs and now here I am down at the bottom of the Atlantic trying to figure out how to do the same thing in reverse. well. wait! No. sweethearts: honey bee spit. I did not find tormentors in the Prison Camp but kindred spirits. but I never brought one back from the grave before. a bit of chlorophyll. and enzymes extracted from Apis Mellifera. and never do I see the blueprint of sin. Maybe it'll bring this old gal's career back from the dead as well. Ryan goes and moves the goal line down to the other side of the field.Langford: Mr. she uses a finger to write the combination to her personal safe on the window. With her last breaths. Jack opens Langford’s safe and finds an audio recording. That’s right. but in me is an abomination – my maternal instinct. In the Farmer’s Market. I just need a bud of Rosa Gallica to confirm my analysis – distilled water. I suggest you find a way to offer a better product. Langford (tape): I've been killing trees for twenty-five years – at Berkeley. Jack finds an audio recording from an academic-looking woman named Tasha Denu. He is apparently now tasked with completing the Lazarus Vector. I could blame the Germans but in truth. Becky. Adam. If you don't like what Fontaine is doing. Momma's going to build her first damn Franken-tree. Ryan (tape): Gregory. on the Japs at Iwo Jima. Adam. And don't expect me to punish citizens for showing a little initiative. 23 . back in the 20's. Langford (tape): What’s the point of being a damn genius if the only ones around to appreciate it are a bunch of spliced-up morons? I’ve cracked the Vector. These children I brutalized have awoken something inside that for most is beautiful and natural. It seems to be a recorded message from Tasha to Doctor Langford. Atlas: Every time we get a yard ahead. Ryan! Langford finally succumbs to the poisonous fumes. I did. but mostly rural. Atlas: Arcadia’s a big place. Let's go see what it can do. If you’re looking for something in particular. I'm going call my little creation the Lazarus Vector. please! Mr. times Eve with the serpent. or at least I’m ninety-nine percent certain I have. Tenenbaum (tape): What makes something like me? I look at genes all day long.
Jack sees splicers wearing masquerade masks. how they used to look. I've come to accept a very low standard of life. But there is something more powerful than each of us: a combination of our efforts. Ryan (tape): I believe in no God – no invisible man in the sky. but I do seem to remember something about that enzyme you keep blabbing on about. So I get to thinking. Atlas: Why do they wear those masks? Maybe there’s a part of them that remembers how they used to be. you light a candle. Ryan said if I could boost profits in Arcadia. this is catastrophic. 24 . But even at the bottom of this fish tank. I could take it right from the ocean. Tenenbaum (tape): Adam acts like a benign cancer. Any man who tells you different either has his hand in your pocket or a pistol to your neck. well. destroying native cells and replacing them with unstable stem versions. Jack suddenly hears the thumping footsteps of a nearby Big Daddy. my dear. “Pierre. we can even sell the extra to the rest of the city and undercut the other guys. The pathetic trou du cul down at Worley Winery has started putting water to his terrible wine – water! When I confronted him with this fact. and they’re ashamed. a Great Chain of industry that unites us. It would be worse. You have saved my Little Ones when you might have shown your cruelty. it is also what causes the cosmetic and mental damage. he tells me.Tasha (tape): Julie. but I'm also a woman who's not afraid of turning a buck or two. Hell. Jack soon finds some distilled water and chlorophyll solution.” Tenenbaum (tape): The children must remain functional to be effective producers of Adam. she is distilled. Pierre (tape): In ten years in this dump. Even with those things implanted in their bellies. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction. a man must have standards. The chain is too powerful and too mysterious for any government to guide. When the audio message ends. If I come out one more time and find you lolling out there amongst my hives. On his way to find the honey bee enzyme. I’m sending something your way to demonstrate our thanks. part of the up would ride on my hip. I’m grabbing my shotgun. I find being around them very uncomfortable. I had hoped we could place them into vegetative state so they would be more pliable. From a medical standpoint. Fontaine's people have moved into the oh-two biz tooth and claw. yes. Ryan will like that for sure. Fontaine sees the possibilities. I'm a woman of science. Langford (tape): Now. this is not to worry. He eliminates the hulking creature and frees its Little Sister. we're paying for oxygen when we got photosynthesizing trees. the water. my days in beekeeping school are a blur. From a business standpoint. While this very instability is what gives it its amazing properties. I am trying to run a business here. You want to spend time with my honey bees – well – I’m going to have to start charging you for the pleasure. Tenenbaum: Even in the gathering dark. You need more and more Adam just to keep back the tide. As to your question.
No. I can barely breathe. Now. best head to a crafting station.” So there are no innocents. their ghastly errands. Sometimes they smile. Would you kindly get this thing crafted already? Air's only getting thinner down here. I hear they've been rounding up people in Apollo Square. The thought of sacrificing it is abhorrent. If Atlas and his bandits have their way. Atlas radios him. Tenenbaum (tape): One of the children came and sat in my lap. to have them make the user vulnerable to mental suggestion through pheromones. Frankenstein fathers. and that dead glow in her eye. I feel hatred. Diane (tape): I couldn't believe how much things had changed since I left Dr. That should clear this fog right up. give your little girl the life that she deserves. their little fingers were right there next to mine. I'm guessing you're the proud papa of a brand new Lazarus Vector. Atlas: Do you have all the components for the Lazarus Vector yet? If you do. However. I shout. When Jack finds the honey bee enzymes. thick and green. in my chest – bitter. burning. Then. we are indeed in a time of war. Announcer: The Little Sister's Orphanage – in troubled times. their ghoulish. her filthy hair hanging in her face. We all pull it and are pulled by it. He said. dirty clothes. their tuneless songs. but it is not my hand alone on the chain that created them. My hand is on it. I asked Ryan how he could do such things to innocents. Jack finds a U-Invent station and crafts the Lazarus Vector from the ingredients he’s collected. and they don't stop. Yes. 25 . I'm shocked by your proposal. but we've all placed our hand on the Great Chain of endeavor. and suddenly I know it is not this child I hate. It's like I don't even recognize Rapture no more.they are still children. and there are criminals. will they not turn us into slaves? And what will become of free will then? Desperate times call for desperate measures. would we not be able to effectively control the actions of the citizens of Rapture? Free will is the cornerstone of this city. Atlas: From the sounds of that U-Invent. If we were to modify the structure of our commercial plasmid line as you propose. frankly. Boarding and education free of charge! After all. Ryan (tape): The children with their very long needles. Ryan (tape): Doctor Suchong. Fontaine's is on it. “Innocents? If they haven't chosen to defend Rapture. I push her off. children are the future of Rapture. “Get away from me!” I can see the Adam oozing out of the corner of her mouth. fury. Steinman's office. Sometimes they look at me. these children are an abomination. They play and sing. like I never felt before. they've chosen to side with Atlas and his bandits. drop the Vector into a gadget called the Central Misting Control. There are heroes. head back to Langford’s lab and put the whole witch’s brew in the mister. Then we'll be cooking with gas.
Keep your hand on the throttle. lad. Jack finds the misting controls and inserts the Lazarus Vector into the machine. Best to head back to the lab entrance and seal her up – might be the only way to keep the splicers out. Jack makes his way back to the central misting control room and sends the antidote into the air. but every little bit counts. Oh. how long is that damn vector going to take to cook? The splicers break down doorways and begin attacking Jack. Christ. No doubt he'll be sending company. Atlas: You're about halfway there. Atlas: Did you get that door closed? Good. How long is it going to take? Ryan: It seems Julie's death didn't provide a clear enough lesson to you. and she. the Lazarus Vector is finally ready for injection into the air supply. Don't be a friend of Atlas. as if she were in an altogether different place than the rest of us. Atlas: Ah. After several minutes. That should buy some time. Announcer: Atlas is a friend of the Parasite. a lumbering palooka in a foul smelling diving suit. Ryan's skin jobs aren't the type to get complacent. What are you waiting for. boyo? Ryan’s lads are on their way – get the lab entrance sealed! Jack finds Atlas’ care package and manages to seal the doors before splicers arrive. Take a deep breath and enjoy it and then head over to Rolling Hills and get the bathysphere. I've sent you a wee package through the pneumo. an unwashed moppet in a filthy pink smock. Atlas: What was that? Is the vector ready? What are you waiting for? Hit the damn switch! Ryan (tape): On my walk today I had my first encounter with a pair of them – he. Perhaps this will suffice. green and morbid. Atlas: Well done. For Christ's sake. I understand the need for such creatures. and there was a rather unpleasant aspect to her demeanor. Announcer: Ignore the lies of Atlas and his Parasites. It's time for blood. 26 . I just wish they could make them more presentable. Atlas: Ryan's got your number. You'll run out of oxygen soon. and then you'll just go to sleep.Ryan: Don't fight the inevitable. Rapture is on the rise. here they come. It's not much. Announcer: Oxygen levels normalized – all bulkhead doors now accessible. Next stop is Ryan's house. Thank you. Her pallor was off. listen to that damn thing gurgle and crank.
Being alone so much gives a girl time to think. I haven't seen a sign of real life down here in months. maybe I'd feel better. sometimes I can hardly breathe. come in! Sander Cohen awaits you at the Fleet Hall! Sander Cohen opens the locked doorway. Cohen: Ah. Jack continues battling splicers until the last one falls to the floor. emerging in Fort Frolic. Atlas. Jack finds a locked door. but Cohen. But where are my manners? Come in. well. Ryan. and Cohen welcomes him. Steinman worked on me. Cohen's an artist. Red curtains lining the room roll back. and hard cases in my life. If I could only confront them. testing his abilities. for Rapture. so say goodbye to those two blowhards. Ryan's handed the keys to Fort Frolic over to a guy named Sander Cohen. Ever since my face was. tell them what they did to me. and free men. He's a Section Eight. says some. Jack successfully defeats the attackers. are you? You belong to Atlas. how they're ruining everything for me. but all those that pass are yokels and rubes.Ryan: Why are you so resistant to the traditional methods of separating a man from his soul? You're not CIA. He appears to have jammed transmissions from both Atlas and Ryan. Atlas: You're almost there. Let's see if you're just another Johnny-come-lately. free will. Where did you study? Announcer: The Parasite hates three things: free markets. Cohen: Oh. I just need time to find the proper poison. Cohen: Nicely done. he's a real lunatic. The sphere to Ryan is on up ahead. and Cohen begins sending splicers at Jack. freaks. well. I've seen all kinds of cutthroats. and hello to an evening with Sander Cohen! Now. says I. maybe I'd. Jack goes to Rolling Hills and goes through a metal doorway. The artist has a duty to seduce the ear and delight the spirit. the one roach I can't seem to exterminate. Time was you could get something decent on the radio. and Sander Cohen’s voice is heard on his radio. but it was never the same since the blast. Ryan. As Jack approaches the bathysphere leading to Ryan. I can smell the malt vinegar in this one. it submerges. a dyed-in-the-wool psychopath. Diane (tape): Stood up. Don't worry. again – second time this week. Who could hate me so much they'd ruin me like this? What did I do to them? I keep thinking about all the bandits and terrorists Ryan's got locked up in Apollo Square and I get so mad. that's better – Atlas. I've waited so long for something tasty to come to this little burg. or maybe something more delicious. 27 .
death – the burden of the artist is to capture. Cohen (tape): The Wild Bunny by Sander Cohen – I want to take the ears off. Let them have their squabble. Cohen you sick fuck! Let me out of this! Cohen detonates the piano and Fitzpatrick is consumed in the explosion. and when I hop. Where she's not boring. No! Fitzpatrick: I’m trying. into my home. she's dangerous.Cohen: Welcome to Fort Frolic! No need to thank me for jamming the transmission of those boors Atlas and Ryan. so that I may remember him. Cohen: And now you've got Fitzpatrick caught in his moment of glory. little moth. It's my curse – my eternal curse! I want to take the ears off but I can't! It's my curse! It's my fucking curse! I want to take the ears off! Please! Take them off! Please! Jack leaps across to a locked balcony on his way back into the atrium. On stage. Cohen: No! No! No! Fitzpatrick: Mr. why you continue to devote column inches to this musical gremlin is beyond my imagination. The artist. but for a reason. Hurry now. Where she's not obvious. a young man named Fitzpatrick is being forced to play a piano that has been wrapped in dynamite. Oh. I never get off the ground. yes. though – fidgety. Yes. I test all my disciples. Jack rides an elevator. little moth. You've your own canvas. the artist. 28 . I'll send you to Ryan. one you'll paint with the blood of a man I once loved. but I can't. Cohen. Some shine like galaxies. little moth. I know why you've come. knows there is richer earth to till. and some. Cohen: What an outstanding display of athleticism! Nobody’s allowed backstage prior to show time. Cohen: Allegro. See young Fitzpatrick here on the stage? Use your camera – take him as he is now. Where she is not derivative. What are you waiting for? Fitzpatrick can't hold that pose forever! Jack takes a picture of Fitzpatrick’s charred corpse. Cohen (tape): Regarding your review of Anna Culpepper's latest musical insult – of all of the worthy artists in Rapture. please. I hop. please. fidgety. I test you. Life. Cohen: Come down now. And so our collaboration commences. and enters the performance hall. some burn like a moth at the flame! Come now. Allegro! Now Presto – Presto! No. It seems you've got the eye of the shutterbug. she's boring. but first you must be part of my masterpiece. For example. My muse is a fickle bitch with a very short attention span. Go to the atrium. little moth! Now head to the atrium and place his photograph in my masterpiece. she's obvious.
Jack passes through the doorway into Poseidon Plaza and the voice of Martin Finnegan greets him. Made myself a little splicer cocktail I did. I discovered him in Marseilles in 1937. I just watched and waited. Don’t worry – I’ve got a pose all picked out for you. and when they started to kick.Sullivan (tape): I worked the meatball beat in Little Italy. Finnegan: I can see your breath! Suddenly. Find them. and I admired his carriage. He freezes into a solid block of ice. 29 . Cohen: Yes. Go ahead – don't be afraid. Jack approaches a locked doorway into Poseidon Plaza. Jack places the photograph of Fitzpatrick’s corpse into one of the empty frames. this is what they'll point to – my quadtych. Cohen: The door to Poseidon Plaza is now open for you. then you got to grow ice over your heart. my moth. all connected by a common thread – betrayal. you shall go to yours. Finnegan (tape): You think you going to finish me in here. Go. Finnegan dances around the icy cage. but I'd prefer it if you could involve burning in some fashion. and the iceman cometh. The next thing I know I'm called into Ryan's office to talk about the whole mess. Allow me to draw back the curtain. each holding an empty picture frame. little moth. And here's the glorious news: this is just the moment of conception! Out in this place there are three men. Cohen: Do you see it? When I am dust. and Cohen's looking for my security detail to pick sides. freed of his own kinks and defects. Finnegan: Guess the old grape finally sent someone! Son of a bitch left me to freeze. He admired my painting. This broad Culpepper and that fruit-job Cohen are in some kind of feud. and immortalize their mortality in my quadtych. all former disciples of mine. you old fruit? The other saps you tossed in this meat locker all panicked like rabbits. Once they've been sent to their reward. but it mysteriously opens. and there's Fitzpatrick. and to Ryan. At the foot of a regal staircase is a plaster grouping of statuettes. If you can't come in from the cold. my masterpiece. You'll find Finnegan in cold storage. Jack arrives back in the atrium. Sander baby – the iceman fucking cometh. Jack is hit with a winter blast. Kill him any way you fancy. Touch it. and even I'm shocked at the cold blood that oozes out of these artistic types. Goddamn nut-job artists. I started to scavenge. He was the first of my disciples to bite the hand.
You know why? Because you paid my rent. Cobb (tape): You want to lock us in. there's blood in the streets. if it isn’t the long lost Andrew Ryan. Cohen: It's coming together. Why? They smoke good and don't cost half a damn. in this so-called Utopia – the Doubters. what are you doing? No. I didn’t know Fontaine had something to do with it. Come here. it was an army. I'm a Nico Time man. even down here. yes. tiger. I'm feeling full. that's fine with Cobb. people sometimes disappear. but I’m so glad you didn’t. Who cares if the things are made out of sea shells and fish eggs? Jack takes a sojourn in Eve’s Garden. Mr. please! I loved you! Don’t. Cohen: Yes. empty strip club. you ancient hack! Come on to the record store. Tenenbaum promised me it wasn't going to be a real pregnancy – they'd just take the egg out once Mr. no thanks – I told her. Cohen (tape): Rapture's going to hell. Yes. I needed the money 30 . however. I suppose the Doubters think you can paint a picture without soiling your smock. No. do you? I could never stomach Doubters. Those splicers come screaming out the woodwork. It wasn't a business he was building. No! Jasmine (tape): That creepy Dr. and why – because of them. But Ryan understands. no don’t. well. I. burping fire. I didn’t know. spitting ice – demons out of the Bible they were. don’t. And those awful little girls. at the Lyceum. like an expectant momma. but there will always be Doubters. Bill (tape): Fontaine knew our blokes were coming. Take a photo of him and place it in the quadtych.The ice. Jasmine’s Ghost: Well. Jack returns to the atrium and places Finnegan’s photograph in the statue. Jack heads back into Poseidon Plaza. Ryan and I had. Ryan. who. always behind the scenes. Mm. a ransacked. You don't doubt me. always will be. I'll show you what I think of your plink. please. I used to think you were a musical genius. I used to love you. We were done over. Never seen nothing like it. We're simpatico. What? I’m sorry. old man? Oh. well. Cohen: That was bracing. now put the picture in the frame! Let's see what we've got here. the ghost of Jasmine Jolene appears. plink. Suddenly. Yes. Jack snaps a photograph of Finnegan’s death. thaws and Jack defeats Finnegan in combat. plink! Milonakis (tape): Some hired Betty tried to sell me on those fancy Oxford Club ciggies. at the galleries in SoHo. I thought you had forgotten about poor Jasmine.
taking life as you go. and my favorite. Mr. errand boy! Cohen. by anyone! Screw you! Screw all you fucking Doubters! Here's what I say to all of you! Suddenly. he is greeted by another of Cohen’s fallen disciples – Silas Cobb. you're an angel. Jolene appears to have died at the hands of Andrew Ryan. Cohen tidies with a catchy melody and a clever turn of phrase. chop-chop! Jack snaps the picture. Jack places Cobb’s portrait into an empty flame. Ryan's going to be so mad at me. he is defeated. But I think I like him better this way. He's Ryan's stable boy. well. Cohen: Fly away. he can't really do anything about the smell. But no matter how nicely it sounds. like you would with a proper mule. detonating explosives nearby and sending in splicers. Ryan's going to find it out. Cobb: My collection’s almost complete. going to know I sold the. But instead of using a shovel. sugar! Cobb immediately attacks Jack. Culpepper (tape): Cohen's not a musician. But I know Mr. splicers appear while the intercom plays a waltz. Smile! 31 . Then we’ll see who the real artist is down here. Cohen: He was a nasty one. Sullivan (tape): I just got the word to put the bump on Anna Culpepper. Ryan – two old birds pulling on each other’s milk sticks! Despite Cobb’s best efforts. You're not a moth. Cohen: You flutter all around the Fort. Jack leaves the area and heads toward a nearby record shop. Cobb: It’s all a game. going to know I wasn't being careful. Cohen: That's three of four. Maybe I should. The ghost of Ms. you’re Cohen’s messenger boy? I’ve got something for that crow! Spend a little time with my kittens. Take his damn photo. I've never painted an angel. little moth! But smile. Ryan's corrupt policies crap all over the place. and Cohen flutters around clearing it up. do you? I don't need to be judged by you. Inside.so bad. What's that look? You don't like it. Tell the old crow his music cooks better than it sounds! Oh. This isn't some gangster or hard-nosed political operative – we're talking about a dizzy twist what wrote a song or two that got under Ryan's wig. Back in the atrium.
Announcer: Can anyone ever make you feel like Sander Cohen can? Rapture's most beloved musical artist returns with "Why Even Ask. they greet me! Jack. The birth is so close now. Let's see that old fruit try and keep me here. poetry – it's all grift. We can. Cohen himself appears. Instead of copping it on the chin. and why? Because he tells him what he wants to hear. disgusted by Cohen. Bill (tape): The good people of Rapture didn't sign up to see us government types shutting down shops. On the way back to the atrium. There. and I am not much to speak of. songs of joy. and not into the pockets of us that put him into the ground. music. Who does he think he is. I'm through with the whole piñata. he finds Cohen’s final disciple – Hector Rodriguez. and for this I am grateful. but he brought it upon himself. Jack. Cohen's got Ryan wrapped around his little pinky. easily defeats him. however. Tenenbaum: The Little Ones have never had anyone to look to. except for me. who’s this? Who does he think he is? Rodriguez springs forward. attacking Jack. Cohen: My masterpiece! It’s beautiful! My fans. You'll have to forgive an old fool his artistic temperament. but he was vigorous. Rodriguez (tape): You know what? Art. killing their owners – even with a Ponce like Fontaine. “Rise. Songs of love. Back in Poseidon Plaza. I'll send something to demonstrate that gratitude. Jack enters a tavern. Rodriguez: How about some fucking service around here? Wait. You give them hope.Jack defeats them and Cohen becomes apologetic. 32 . Rise!” Nuts! That stuff was stale before it came out of Cohen's pen. He then finds that his radio can now contact Atlas once again. and songs of passion – buy "Why Even Ask" and invite Sander Cohen into your home today. Cohen: He was a lout. bugger gets into his head that he's going to go down guns blazing. John bloody Wayne? We can get on top of this. Here's what we do – we find Fontaine's will and make what was his go to where it was intended. The labor pains can blur the judgment and drive the passions of even the finest spirits. Rapture. When Jack places the final picture into Cohen’s masterpiece. Cohen: I'm sorry for that outburst. he fights and defeats another Big Daddy and frees its Little Sister.” his greatest album yet. Jack takes the photo. Get the photo before he completely dries up. attacks and defeats him.
You like. can't you? Andrew Ryan! Kyburz (tape): I spent the afternoon trying to get as close to Ryan's gate as possible without making a spectacle of myself. apparently friendly to Jack’s cause. fathers. people who loved them. instead. then you and I are ghosts. Female Splicer: Ah. I suppose that's why he let you live. lock. he rots in that never-land. I followed you to this soggy bucket. But now I rot. I say. It's a requiem. when he used to believe in the work. That's the reward you get for trying to outsmart the best electrical engineer of our generation A female splicer. What makes you think you're any different? 33 . waiting for someone to come and tell him he's still got it. leaves him a rocket launcher on a table. Ryan's got the genetic key to Rapture. Inside the chest is the key to the bathysphere that leads to Andrew Ryan. I'm writing something for you. he says. he says. Bill (tape): Ryan nationalized Fontaine Futuristics. Ryan: You can taste it. Never mind. fucked their wives. I've resigned from the council and lodged my letter of protest. It's time to either run the table or go home empty. a present. He owns it now. waiting for an audience that doesn't ever come. unless somebody stops Ryan and right fast. It'll be war. but that's just pissing in the wind. But. There's no way into that place. He's got it shielded six ways till Easter. They all had mothers. We best keep to our knitting. would you kindly head to Ryan's office and kill the son of a bitch? It's time to finish this. All I got for my trouble was the hairy eyeball from Ryan's splicer mates.Atlas: What happened to you? I've been trying to raise you for a dog's age. They got married. I illuminated you. Atlas: Watch yourself. He'll break it up in due time. stock and barrel. the talk of Hollywood. If you knew him when. yes? Ryan: A worm looks up and sees the face of God! But look around – it's a regular convention of worms in here. Jack enters the bathysphere and emerges at Hephaestus. Ryan's stirring. Cohen (tape): I could have been the toast of Broadway. When you needed my star light. Now. looking for some way into Ryan’s control room. Jack finds a key to a chest on Sander Cohen’s body. For the good of the city. Ryan: I see Cohen's lost his touch. Andrew Ryan. Jack progresses through Hephaestus. We get that from him and we get out of this hellhole – we don't. Would you kindly leg it over to the sphere and get on down to Hephaestus? It's time to settle up with Ryan. the core control area of Rapture. in the struggle – and now.
On one of the statues is the body of Anya Andersdotter. his wretched splicers came streaming out of the poor houses and stormed the proverbial barricades. Jack finds an audio recording. let alone a mate. Ryan didn't believe in Rapture. 3. but I love Rapture. And now this place is busto. I don't know if killing Mr. Generate a sympathetic overload in Harmonic Core No. Going to see the grease monkeys left alive in Heat Loss Monitoring. Jack finds bodies that have been chained to statues. worse than gone. That’s simple. Ryan will stop the war. Male Splicer: Kill him – then string him up like the others! 34 . Too bad I design lady’s shoes. A Parasite asks. To think of the effort that was put into creating you – how little they got for their money! Jack begins searching for a way to overload Harmonic Core No. an assassin? That's rich. so be it. do fire away! That's bound to succeed this time. and for that matter. “What will the neighbors think?” A man invents.In a large antechamber. So am I an assassin? Well. Bill (tape): I’ve never killed a man. right outside Ryan’s control area. Jack begins shooting at Ryan’s door. Anya (tape): Me. I could have gone along. one of those things. I suppose – spliced up. Anya (tape): I had to go jungle-style with that filthy ape for three weeks. Ryan: How like all Parasites who ever tried to walk in stolen shoes.” Frustrated. and Johnny and Jane Citizen are lined up round the block for plasmids. If I have to kill one to save the other. In her pocket. Ryan sets a trap for Jack. On New Year's Eve. only one way to find out. A Parasite says. “Where is my share?” A man creates. but that would be like playing Mozart for a tree frog. Now all I got to do is figure out what the hell a sympathetic overload is. And my girl is gone. He believed in power. Up ahead. a Harmonic Core No. I believed in this place. a once-attractive woman in her early thirties. Ryan (tape): What is the difference between a man and a Parasite? A man builds. anything to help fend off the rabble. A Parasite says. I love Mr. I'd explain the science that renders what you're trying to do impossible. Ryan. But when it got hard. 3 – piece of cake for an electrical engineer. But this is what things come to. The dead rot in the streets. “Watch out. but he finally spilled the beans on how to get to Andrew Ryan. 3. or you might tread on the toes of God. fulfilling what Anya attempted before she was murdered. see what I can shake out of their trees. Ryan: Oh. Another corpse is that of Bill McDonough. didn't believe in the Great Chain. The lights suddenly cut out in a large generator room. Bill (tape): Strikes me that Fontaine wasn't overly inconvenienced by his own demise. but I know it won't stop while that man breathes. I believed in Ryan. forgot.
And what have you built? Nothing – you can only loot and break. Now’s every few weeks. I played it coy. You're just a termite at Versailles. She was asking about magnetic locks. giving them more and tougher plasmids. I would have stayed on dry land. As Jack tries to find Pablo Navarro’s lab. he finds another audio tape of Navarro. Maybe. Rapture's gone to hell. 35 . maybe one day I'll get more ambitious. and I ain't about to tell him – seems like there's all kind of crazy stuff back there. but she took wise. As Jack searches for Kyburz’s tool shop. when that day comes. Even now. but you ain't got to be no college kid to see that she's into some bad china. If I wanted to deal with amateurs. and two dead mechanics just this week. Navarro (tape): Do you guys have any idea there’s a war on? If you don’t follow proper maintenance on those Big Daddies. and some such. Navarro (tape): I didn't recognize the twist that came into the shop today – stacked like Sally and dressed to the nines. where he discovers a partially-constructed electromagnetic bomb. Ryan to hand Fontaine Futuristics over to Atlas' boys as a peace offering. Bill (tape): I begged Mr. he discovers another audio tape from the ill-fated engineer. We need to control costs. but the stupid sod won't listen to reason. but it's not about who can build the best guns and the biggest bombs – it's about who can become less of a man and more of a monster. we'll use your tombstone for paving tiles. I put a couple of drinks in him last week. they’ll burn through those R-34’s like them Eve’s apple Betties go through penicillin. but sometimes the Great Chain still cuts you a break. My city will thrive. The Aussie never notices. Ryan: Imagine the will it took to create a place like this. Instead he's just splicing his mob up. I gave her directions to Kyburz's tool shop. There's an arms race on here in Rapture. except when they ain't. can't you hear the breath returning to her lungs. and before I could say “boo” he's telling me he's got the code to his office keyed to the date of Australia Day. You're not a man. She's playing her cards pretty close to the vest. And.Ryan: Rapture is coming back to life. Navarro (tape): Let me tell you something about Kyburz and all them university types: they're so smart. I've got Atlas' goons hitting us non-stop. After she showed me 'round her backyard. Nearby is an audio recording from Kyburz himself. Jack finds Kyburz’s tool shop. the shops reopening. Jack defeats the splicer ambush and finds an audio recording from an engineer named Pablo Navarro. I slip in real gentle and nick a buck or two from the till. the schools humming with the thoughts of young minds? My city will live.
It was impossible to build it anywhere else. Ryan’s got more important things to do than enforce loyalty in the ranks. The Great Chain moves slowly. push power down the line. Nothing venturedGhost 1: The circuit breakers over there. but with wisdom. It'll either work like a charm. a society that they would not try to destroy? It was not impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the sea. I can't! Ryan: Before the final rat has eaten the last gram of you. I will lead a parade. Have some chosen to destroy themselves with careless splicing – undeniable. Near Kyburz’s tool shop." they'll say. well. I can't get soft now. If I'm right. yeah. Kyburz (tape): Ryan's splicers are dragging the young woman off right now.Kyburz (tape): The basic casing is ready. Now I need four R-34 lead shield wire stubs to pass the circuit. and only needs some nitroglycerin to complete the device. 36 . or blow up half of Rapture. Ryan (tape): Is there blood in the streets – of course. Ghost 2: Why can’t Ryan take care of this crap himself? Ghost 1: Because Mr. I've got one charge of nitroglycerin in my office – that will serve as a catalyst. "Who was that. Ryan: A man builds a city at the bottom of the sea. sent to feel me out. At least. as they point to the sad shape hanging on my wall. Jack finds another audio recording from Kyburz. and trigger the circuit breaker on Ryan's gate. Why. That's the theory.that's the pretty Betty of the mix. That's a marvel. I will dictate no laws. Should send the core into compensation mode. Rapture will have returned. Ghost 2: What? Hey. I best be right. It is our impatience that invites in the Parasite of big government. I think she is. The device is almost finished. And once you've invited it in. don’t! (Dies) Ghost 1: Say hello to Fontaine. that sounds more like a miracle. you backstabbing son of a bitch! Ryan (tape): To build a city at the bottom of the sea! Insanity. I'm certain she's one of Ryan's spies. "Who was that?" Jack finds several components missing from the electromagnetic pulse bomb. Another man happens to be on a plane that crash lands on the same city in the middle of the ocean. If I'm wrong. no. but where else could we be free from the clutching hand of the Parasites? Where else could we build an economy that they would not try to control. it will never stop feeding on the body of the city. Then a half-can of Ionic Gel . But I will make no proclamations. an innocent girl will end up on Ryan's bloody trophy wall.
It'll boil off that water right quick. Sinclair and Alexander tried to explain the science to me. Bullshit! Of course. Ryan always gets his juice. This happened right after the start of the war. spinning like a top. really. Kyburz (tape): What a barmy dream – some kind of fruit tree. Tenenbaum: I've seen such terrible things and done worse myself. and it was pouring juice down Ryan's throat. just to be certain. Atlas: Looks like the ocean's got an itch to retake this corner of Rapture. Read about it in the papers. Ryan Industries. and you'll be able to reach the core. the gizmo that feeds the magnetic locks on Ryan's gate. Back in Kyburz’s tool shop. when I looked closer. It will be preferable to what you will learn if you win. As you drag me closer to the abyss. Thank you for reminding me that the light of the world has not yet been snuffed out. I'm sending a Little One to help you on your way. It was the core control. splicers appear. Ryan: Will these creatures kill you? Even I don't know. but I suppose you could drown the son of a bitch in it. I offer you a quick death. he defeats another Big Daddy and frees its Little Sister. 37 . but if I read these plans right. Jack finds the valve that Atlas referenced and begins to turn it. Atlas: Does it look like a real bomb? It better – you got to put it on the core past Geothermal Control. and we'll see if these needle-noses knew what the hell they were talking about. Ryan will only allow it to be tuned to his genetic frequencies for the testing. Head on in. client. But Ryan's sure to take notice – might want to set up a perimeter. Jack finally assembles the electromagnetic bomb. choking the bastard. Atlas: I'm no engineer. Parasite. I'll see what I can dig up to help. Suchong (tape): Initial Deployment. But it wasn't a tree. Vita-Chamber. Stage one is complete. but Suchong does not believe them.After Jack gets his hands on some nitroglycerin. dead people come back to life. Jack takes the bomb toward Geothermal Control. They keep saying plasmid reconstruction this and quantum entanglement that and then poof. you can channel that magma flow using the redirect valve. you pull yourself right along with me. he finds a large quantity of magma oozing through a series of tubes over a large body of stagnant water. When Jack arrives at Geothermal Control. You can't cut off the power – comes right from the volcanic vents. Soon. Announcer: We all move the Great Chain and the Great Chain moves us all.
Around him are gigantic generators and control consoles. A season for all things: a time to live. you can kill me. Jack enters into Ryan’s control area. There is one final thing to discuss. My strength is not in steel and fire. but you will never have my city! My strength is not in steel and fire! That is what the Parasites will never understand. Jack can now get into the core itself. then there's only one more task to be done. It is the nature of things. Yes! Very good! Jack manages to defeat the splicers and fully turn the redirect valve. Baby is now a year old. Ryan: Though my physical defenses fall. The redirect valve has channeled the magma flow. all that matters to me is me. Ryan: What did Atlas offer you – a piece of my plundered city? Mark my words: your only reward will be a knife in the back. Atlas? Andrew Ryan offers you nothing but ashes! In the end. Does your master hear me? Atlas. You feel something you can't quite put your finger on. Atlas: Christ. Best be heading on to the core. Head on back to Ryan's gate and throw the circuit breaker. from everything you ever loved. nineteen-year old. There is indeed a season for all things. but. Suchong (tape): Advanced Deployment. Jack approaches Harmonic Core No. and a time to destroy! Come now. 3 and prepares to detonate the electromagnetic bomb. Break her neck for me. weighs fifty-eight pounds. Dr. what a racket you're making down there! If you've surged the core. sometimes you find truth. Atlas: Are they all dead? Hope so. client. boiling off the body of water blow. Break that sweet puppy's neck. but within expected tolerances. and the door slowly opens. That'll let you right into his place. Jack returns to Ryan’s locked doorway. Think about it for a second and maybe the word will come to you: nostalgia. would you kindly. But know this: you are my greatest disappointment. you'll not defeat me. A time to build. I know I cannot raise my hand against you. You hear me. The results are disappointing. short-circuiting the core. and possesses gross musculature of a fit. 38 . Lot 111. Alarms begin blaring. Suchong. The electromagnetic bomb explodes. and a time to die. And all that matters to you is you. but in my intellect and will. and now that I see you flesh-to-flesh and blood-to-blood. for some reason you like it here. son? She's very pretty. my child.Suchong (tape): Is that your puppy. from your friends. Ryan: Even in the book of lies. and the floor beneath Jack’s feet begins to rumble ominously. Fontaine Futuristics. Break that puppy's neck. Ryan: So far away from your family. He throws a circuit breaker.
a powerful phrase – a familiar phrase? Sit. Jack stands to his feet. a crash. in person. A man chooses. 39 . Jack stops and turns to face Ryan once more. Ryan hands him the golf club and kneels. spoken by their kindly master. Ryan: A slave obeys. Ryan: The assassin has overcome my final defense. You think you have memories: a farm. green. Come in. Ryan: Stop. Ryan: A man chooses. He stops in his tracks. A slave obeys. Kill! Jack hits Ryan across the face with the golf club. and now he’s come to murder me. a family. he sees Andrew Ryan. Andrew Ryan opens a door near the window. In the end. would you kindly. and he is practicing his golf swing on a felt. Ryan: Run! Jack runs away. Jack hits Ryan once again. Ryan is on the other side of a window. Jack is compelled to sit down. power? No.Atlas: What? Ryan's set the core to self destruct! This is different than what you did. Ryan: Stop! Turn. Was there really a family? Did that airplane crash. an airplane. and Ryan struggles back into a kneeling position for the last time. would you kindly? Jack is suddenly compelled by some unknown force. allowing Jack to enter his private chamber. floor mat. Ryan: Would you kindly. or was it hijacked. what separates a man from a slave – money. He's got a mind to take down the whole damned city! Get in there and whack the chump before the whole joint blows! Jack passes through an unassuming doorway. forced down – forced down by something less than a man? Something bred to sleepwalk through life until they are activated by a simple phrase. Ryan: Stand. Was a man sent to kill or a slave? A man chooses – a slave obeys. A slave obeys. would you kindly. and then this place. Up ahead. sending Ryan reeling to the ground. in a dimly-lit chamber.
Jack hits Ryan one last time. Fontaine has most of those keys. But. Now. Fellow in my line a work takes on a variety of aliases. once I was even a Chinaman for six months. clutching the dust in complete powerlessness. but you know what they say: never mix business with friendship. Young girls around him play with colored blocks and scribble on papers. but still. child. brought back to Rapture to save him. He believes that he has died. the fact that you were genetically conditioned to bark like a cocker spaniel when I said. Jack stands to his feet and begins to examine his surroundings in more detail. I got to say. Tenenbaum: Welcome back. You been a pal.” might have had something to do with it. Never was. laughing with innocent joy. I had a lot of business partners in my life. I'm going to run Rapture – tits to toes. Atlas: It's time to end this little masquerade. Gasping. Dr. Suchong designed 40 . The name's Frank Fontaine. somehow growing deeper and strangely malevolent. You are his tool. We made your mind with many locks and keys. Tenenbaum: While you sleep. kid. but not all. shutting down the self-destruct sequence. Atlas: Hurry now. inserts Ryan’s genetic key into a control console. Don't forget to say. you've been a sport.Ryan: OBEY. Welcome to the city where you were born. “Would you kindly. but you – course. kid. Atlas: Nice work. but he no longer feels the icy grip of death clutching at his soul. Thanks for everything. His eyes close. confused but seeing no other option.” to Ryan for me. He is dead. I owe you a debt. “Hi. grab Ryan's genetic key! Now would you kindly put it in that goddamn machine? Jack. he falls to the floor. Tenenbaum: You are angry at Fontaine. This appears to be paradise. boyo! Atlas’s voice changes. Jack’s eyes open and he suddenly finds himself amidst freed Little Sisters in some kind of orphanage. yes? Now you know the truth. His control is no longer complete. I undo some of Fontaine's mental conditioning. Hell. His head is pounding and his heart is beating far too quickly. You have saved many of my Little Ones. so I guess I owe you a little honesty. The end of the club becomes embedded in Ryan’s skull. Jack suddenly feels a great pain in his chest and his skull seems to be splitting at the seams. but he can still pull some very unpleasant strings. as soon as that machine finishes processing the genetic key you just fished off Ryan. There ain't no Atlas. a solitary pocket of sanity within Rapture.
would you kindly? Jack feels nothing – no compulsion to obey the suggestion. seems like Mother Goose has been playing around in your egg salad. Fontaine continues to rationalize their positions. Tenenbaum: Once you are free of Fontaine's control. but not that stubborn. near Mercury Suites. As Jack heads toward Dr. Ah. kid. no experience. Fontaine: That's it. Ryan's flesh and blood. My new friends will catch up with you soon. taught Fontaine to control you. but you got just enough to throw them metallic kooks off their game. and we can keep my Little Ones out of his filthy hands. Nearby. why'd I go to the trouble? Otherwise you'd have been cut in two by the first Security Bot you crossed paths with. you ain't immune. Fontaine: Huh? I says. a Little Sister stands up and takes Jack’s hand. His heart has begun beating irregularly. but put her in front of a gene sequence. Fontaine: Ah. you’re the one to save us? Follow me! Fontaine: And now you've got hooked up with Tenenbaum. He finds himself in Olympus Heights. When she does speak. which is almost never. Mister. Not right off the bat. He believes that Fontaine’s hold on his mind has been broken. I hope they make it quick. If you won't dance to that tune. Little Sister: Hey. No formal training. her accent is thick and grating. kid. But not Ryan – he made it so his security would recognize his genetic structure. But I've got to hand it to Frank – Tenenbaum is the all-time diamond in the rough. opening a hidden passage. then you can have your revenge. kid? She's a regular Mother Goose. huh. I got others: Code Yellow. mind you. “Would you kindly go get stepped on by a Big Daddy?” Jack is overcome with euphoria. All right. 41 . Jack turns a nearby valve. and she's Mozart at the harpsichord. fun's fun. The heart's a stubborn muscle. Fontaine: I just told your brain to tell your heart to stop beating. She leads him up a flight of stairs and shows him to an exit. kid. but now. Jack’s euphoria is suddenly replaced with intense pain. You might find answers in Suchong's flat in Mercury Suites. Her hair is filthy and she seems to wear the same mustard-stained jumper day after day. You're busto. go get stepped on by a Big Daddy.your mind. With half his genes. Suchong’s apartment in Mercury Suites. Suchong (tape): That's quite a little monster Fontaine's dug up.
one day. the might of his own will. But. You ever have a dog you got to put down? It breaks your heart. but business is business. the happy answer came to me. you could no more domesticate a child than a boa constrictor. the Czar. Hate to see you this way.” they say. Instead of one man. I had thought I had left the Marxist altruists to their collective farms and their five-year plans. prerecorded lecture that Ryan recorded long ago. Don't let it get you down – won't make a difference when this whole place is fish food.” of whoever – of the state. huh? That'll all come crashing down 'fore you can say. “Think of the needs. kid. as the German fools threw themselves on Hitler's sword for the good of the Reich. the Holocaust. When Jack nears Suchong’s apartment. of the army. A man can't walk away from a long con like that. Whenever anyone wants others to do their work. But. Fontaine gives Suchong history for child that he wants to imprint into child's head. and I've seen great Bunco. I've got twelve years down here – big investment. of God. spoon-fed to them by Roosevelt and his New Dealers. men who refused to say yes to the Parasites and the Doubters. Suchong (tape): All those years we thought we were making progress with our Skinner boxes and our electric shocks. this ancient lie. How many catastrophes were launched with the words. But you got to understand where I'm coming from. when you waltz through Rapture and World War II without even a scratch. where a man could own his own work. you got more than leprechauns watching over you. And that was the moment I decided to build one. It is this great inversion. 42 . Hell. I had thought I had left the Parasites of Moscow behind me. my friends: there was no country for people like me. all the people owned the work of all of the people. The list goes on and on. in what country was there a place for men like me. I came to America. which has chained humanity to an endless cycle of guilt and failure. That Tenenbaum ain't what you think. In 1919 I fled a country that had traded in despotism for insanity. And so. of the poor. I was there when you were born. the Americans drank deeper and deeper of the Bolshevik poison. they call upon their altruism. “Think of yourself?” It’s the king and country crowd who light the torch of destruction. of the king. men who believed that work was sacred and property rights inviolate? And then. ready to play whatever tune Fontaine wants to hear. The Marxist Revolution simply traded one lie for another. the announcement intercom begins playing a long. Fontaine: Kills me to turn my fist to you.Fontaine: I don't like this any more than you do. And so. My journey to Rapture was my second exodus. kid.” I've seen good Bunco. As Jack reaches Suchong’s apartment. owning the work of all the people. Announcer: What is the greatest lie ever created? What is the most vicious obscenity ever perpetrated on mankind – slavery. dictatorship? No! It's the tool with which all that wickedness is built – altruism. the strength of his own muscles. though – Florence Nightingale. I asked myself. “Never mind your own needs. “Canned tomatoes. What a waste of time. he’s beset by splicers. where a man could benefit from the brilliance of his own mind. Kid not a person – a jukebox. Until Adam.
on this I keep my eye. and he frees the Little Sister. You won’t find nothing here. he worries he’ll end up on the wrong side of the grift. 43 . As Jack toward Atlas’ (Fontaine’s) penthouse. And Suchong is inclined to listen. It just didn't seem right to leave it lying there. Tenenbaum: I knew there was something to that – always secrets with Suchong. some kind of mental incompetent? We tossed Mother Goose’s roost the moment she decided to grow a conscience. But peel back the flim-flam and the humbug. and he’s just another con man. but I figured the bastard was doing something in the shadows. you know. I never knew what it was for. And like all con men. That’s why he commissioned Lot 192 – the antidote to the mental control plasmid. torn apart by Fontaine and his pigs. kid. Jack finds an audio recording. but there was a time when this place was all so beautiful. maybe to be double-sure that beanpole doesn’t sprout up in his yard again. except maybe her memories. you got one hell of a head start! Jack arrives at Tenenbaum’s apartment and finds that splicers have ransacked her home. lying there all by itself. As Jack makes his way toward Tenenbaum’s apartment. All that's left is burying the bodies. I once in secret stole a dose and brought it to my flat on the second floor. black and red. I seen she had a blanket half-knitted by her bed. It was nice. You will not believe me. he spots another Big Daddy. Suchong (tape): Fontaine’s become some kind of boogeyman in Rapture. not even Tenenbaum. So I took it. I left her as she was in the bathroom. That myth gives him power. Why a guy like Fontaine would waste his time with that spooky Kraut when he could be getting the gravy from any dish he chooses is beyond the understanding of this paparazzi. real pretty. Inside Suchong’s apartment. Fontaine said I better not tell anybody about the antidote. No more grifts. Fontaine: What you take me for. But. always secrets. and when they're already six miles under the Atlantic. he finds an audio recording from a member of the paparazzi. He must have this Lot 192 in his labs near Apollo Square. Tenenbaum: Look at my home. but the damn thing is always locked. Even reset the door code. have somebody finish it. A monopoly on Adam makes Standard Oil look like the Piggly Wiggly. And trust me on this: you don’t want them. No doubt he had the sample of Lot 192 taken to his penthouse. Paparazzi (tape): Looks like things have gone busto between Fontaine and his little German beanpole. so I could. you know. Fontaine: Adam's the ultimate score. So it could be of use to someone. kid. Entrance is in lobby.Sullivan (tape): When it was done with Culpepper. no more scams.
Fontaine's Home for the Poor. Without him. there will be more of this Lot 192. “I am not a liberator. As Atlas.” I thought Andrew Ryan was a great man. but they all forget that somebody's got to scrub the toilets. I got a new face. What an angle they gave me – I hand these mugs a cot and a bowl of soup. and still they take me in! They finally brought me to Atlas. I just gave him what he wanted. Ryan wanted Frank Fontaine dead. Jack finds Diane McClintock’s charred remains. I should have known you would need a larger dosage. gut – go and finds Suchong’s lab in Artemis Suites. shit. In there. and before I knew it. but there will certainly be side-effects. Jack enters Atlas’ (Fontaine’s) penthouse and finds a lavish living space with plenty of beds scattered across the floor. Fontaine: Made Ryan good and mad when I started playing the charity angle. Fontaine (tape): These sad saps. In a corner of the room. Wait. Yes. It is too dangerous to reengineer your plasmids in the state Fontaine has put you in. I was a fool. your phony dreams? Putting you out of your misery will be the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you. a clean record. Just make the chumps believe they're worth a nickel. Now it's time to take back Rapture. He sighed and said. but immediately notices some odd side-effects. Fontaine (tape): Never play a man for the short con when you can play them for the long one. Diane (tape): The people here have grown to trust me – Ryan's mistress. Tenenbaum: Yes! The compound is taking hold. Lot 192 has reorganized your entire plasmid structure. and they give me their lives. but it is you who are their savior. You’ll have to locate another dosage to fully remove the effects. Who needs an army when I got Fontaine's Home for the Poor? In Atlas’ (Fontaine’s) private office. and a fresh start. On her corpse is another audio tape. a little from column B. what the hell are you doing here? Oh. The effects of the mental suggestion are now gone. You’ll just have to make do with what you have. These people will liberate themselves. Yes. I asked him if he was going to lead the people in some kind of uprising against Ryan. the people of Apollo Square would give up. or will you deliver them from this terrible city at long last? Fontaine: You think you're some kind of hero? I ordered you up from Suchong like a Chinese dinner: a little from column A. Diane. They come to Rapture thinking they're going to be captains of industry. 44 . Liberators do not exist.Tenenbaum: They say to save one life is to save the world entire. I made a place for the children here. Jack finds some Lot 192. Will you stop here. He drinks it quickly. Ryan and his precious Rapture – you don't have to build a city to make people worship you. What do you plan on going back to – your fake family. no doubt. Atlas is the longest con of all. I was calling myself Atlas and leading an army.
spray-painted everywhere – Atlas lives. He drinks the solution and. I saw a woman climb over the fence trying to escape. just like that. I don't know what it means. It is time for this matter to be settled. We lost McGee. Diane (tape): I was so angry when I came down here. We'll discuss this like men. Ryan did. he immediately sees Fontaine nearby. a submarine topside. There’s armed men all over the place. except his character. but we didn't start this thing. stupid girl. he frees yet another Little Sister. guys who thought they knew it all. It's awful in here. What's happening here? Fontaine: I’m going to miss this place. He'll be so pleased. upon seeing Jack. Jack finds the bathysphere to Point Prometheus. god. Tenenbaum: Now you are having freedom. like she isn't there. When Jack arrives at Suchong’s lab. We snagged thirty-one rounds of buckshot. me. and more Adam than you could possibly imagine. I can see a dead woman lying in the street. Epstein and Valletta. Very frustrating day – I can't seem to get the damn Big Daddies to imprint on the little brats. Rapture was a candy store for guys like me. client. Ryan Industries. But I noticed something. Tenenbaum: Adam improved every aspect of man. but. The protection bond is just not forming. Perhaps there is a plasmid that can grow the spirit. To my right. Suchong. We got one of those goddamn Big Daddies in the bargain. what are you doing? Get back. Maybe if I modify the genetic sequence to allow for – get away you filthy little shit! Oh. Get away. dames who thought they’d seen it all. I can't wait to tell Atlas. Give me a smart mark over a dumb one every time. four grenades. and she lit on fire. Dr. Fontaine. Suchong (tape): Clinical Trial Protector System. my god. One of Ryan's guards pointed at her. Take the bathysphere to Point Prometheus. Suchong's drugs should have no hold on you. When he arrives. Diane (tape): I bribed one of the gorillas at the gate to let me in. sprints for an exit. You. Everybody’s just walking by her. it's not like you’ve never been double-crossed before. you know what I'm saying? Hoof it to Point Prometheus. As Jack makes his way to Artemis Suites in the hope of finding more Lot 192. he finally finds the other dosage of Lot 192. It was something awful what they had to do to that little girl to get the Adam. you metal moron. for the first time in his life. 45 .Diane (tape): We went on a raid outside the wire today. feels altogether clear-headed. I've sent a Little One with some goodies to help ease your burden. and thirty-four Adam. though. Get back! Fontaine: You broke the spell? But laying all your chips on Mother Goose. Perhaps in your DNA this secret lies. Plasmid Lot 255. I had no idea. a shotgun. but something tells me it's important to these people.
I'm going over to Mother Goose's house. You pack it in now. and Rapture’s a fish tank. kid. barring Jack’s path for the time being. “Ah. Find a Big Daddy and search his body. stinking brutes. and then 46 . Their own cells. Fontaine: You think turning yourself into one of those tin men is a two-way street? The Kraut's holding auditions for the Frankenstein parade and you're first in line! Jack heads toward Little Wonders. but the latter manages to get away. Tenenbaum: You see the suit control system? Sehr gut. piece by piece and brat by brat. Ah! Ach. It is a shame you could not do the same thing to an adult. and even smell like one of those big. kid! You're just too spliced to smell it. You and me could have run the table in this place. Jack sees a Big Daddy’s corpse nearby. of course! This will be no problem. Fontaine locks the door behind him. cold nothing. and I'm going to take it apart. kid. the laboratory where the Little Sisters were created. Roll on back to Mother Goose now. That is step one of turning you into one of those disgusting Big Daddies. Tenenbaum (tape): I know why it has to be children. These children are practically invulnerable. Now there's nothing left for you but a long.” It is amazing to watch the effect of Adam on their small bodies. but why just girls? This I cannot determine why. and I’ll leave this dump to you and Frau Kraut. The only way to get through that door Fontaine went through is to have a Little One open it for you. Fontaine: You're playing a bad hand. the pheromones. And they'll only trust you if you look like. Tenenbaum: What is this you wait for? Go and get this idiot! Fontaine: You pushed me too far. Jack continues chasing Fontaine. Fontaine says.Fontaine: Last chance. When you're cold and stiff. Fontaine: Shame things turned out this way. or everything's going to go busto. Consider it your legacy. one less bathroom to build in the orphanage. I would suggest you to be finding a dead one. sound like. You keep on coming. but I know it is so. Tenenbaum: We bred Little Ones to imprint to certain smells. kid. You'll need three industrial applications of this stuff. get it. replaced by the new stems the instant they are damaged. Young girls were caged in holding cells and were shocked with electric prods until they lost all traces of their humanity and their free will. Tenenbaum: Scheiβe! You let him get away! I need a moment for thinking. There would be quite a market for a man you could not kill. But this is not like putting on aftershave.
Fontaine: Look around you. kid. and they're exactly what I wanted. their Frankensteins. but Little Sisters seem to like odor. hiding those little girls beneath a bushel. where he hopes to find the bodysuit. You think there's something worth saving down here? Then you deserve to gargle with the rest of these scrubs. but the man really never understood sales. Suchong (tape): Big Daddy make a terrible stink. so that you smell disgusting. a god damn cemetery funhouse. Good news is war makes lots of corpses. Fontaine: Look around you! There's nothing to save! Rapture's a mausoleum. Mark my words – presented properly. but the old man was bingo on one point of fact: you won't even walk ‘til somebody says.” That Ryan. Now we have to find recruits – you become Big Daddy. more than Little Sisters can make. recruits will be no problem. very smelly. a terrible thing. You can knock Ryan all you want. Next. I've just seen the preliminary design work on the new plasmid machines. Japanese kill every man in my city. but can't send Little Sister out to street unprotected. but not for Suchong – everyone scared now. Fontaine: Mother Goose really got her hooks into you. Now you need only to find the bodysuit and the voice box from the other labs and you will be a proper brute. Get moving. Suchong have opium. Jack finds the pheromones that Doctor Tenenbaum spoke about. very good opium. Soon. 47 . Tenenbaum: I can only be glad I am nowhere near you and that awful stink. Everyone need Adam. it's a one way street. those Little Sisters are marketing gold. Ryan (tape): I'll admit Fontaine showed some foresight when he built up the plasmid business. Guide the Little Ones. You will have to gather three pheromones here.the Little Ones will be drawn to you like a bee to honey. “Go!” Tenenbaum: Is good start. except for Suchong. terrible thing. Suchong knows way to recycle Adam from corpse. You think two-bit heroics count for a fig in this pit? You're staring down the puke stain of Ryan's busted dream. Maybe something can be done. Tenenbaum: After Ryan takes this place. too. you should be thanking me! I brought you here! I showed you who you are! Nobody never told you nothing but lies ‘til I come along. But Ryan says. here is where they build their filthy golems. “Don't worry. This war. Suchong must think on this. he's a good guy. Find the pieces of the suit. Why the Little Ones are drawn to the smell of those pheromones is beyond anything I can understand. You know. Suchong (tape): War. just like a Big Daddy. Jack heads over to Failsafe Armored Escorts. And you and the Kraut is just ghosts – just a matter of time ‘til you realize it.
Ain't nothing here for you but tears. Announcer: The Big Daddies have no interest in you. Ryan say Big Daddy too expensive. he also finds the Big Daddy boots. Tenenbaum: Ach! You'll make terrible racket. Suchong (tape): Fontaine scary son of a bitch. kid. do not interfere with their work. Now. your family? They're a fairy tale. Jack searches for the library Suchong spoke about. 48 . I was sure the boots would be here! Scheiβe! Fontaine: I'd turn tail if I were you. schnell. but Ryan cheap son of a bitch. You can no reuse protector suit. In a corner of the room. is it not? How can I thank you for this kindness? I send another Little One with a token of our appreciation. Jack finds bodysuit. there is no time to waste. otherwise suit not work. You must go back to Failsafe Armored Escorts und find helmet. Take a man. As Jack is leaving the room. Jack finds an indoctrination room for Big Daddies. There is helmet and pair of boots and we will be – how you say – in business. Tenenbaum: It's a wounded world. He now wears the leather garb of the Big Daddy. Jack finds another audio recording from Doctor Suchong. especially if they are with a Little Sister. When he finally finds it. Tenenbaum: The boots. Tenenbaum: Boots and bodysuit. I've locked them up near the Protector Labs.Suchong (tape): Ryan sent over extra munitions. das is gut! We will make disgusting Frankenstein out of you yet. not to a damn library! What kind of idiots is Ryan hiring nowadays? This kind of bullshit never happened under Fontaine. I don't expect we'll ever be needing them though. Once Big Daddy is ready. Up ahead. Fontaine: Where you going to go – your life. In a nearby room. Treat them as they do you. a Big Daddy blocks his path. however. Suchong (tape): God damn it! The Big Daddy boots need to be shipped here. graft skin and organs straight into suit. kid. He defeats the hulking creature and frees the final Little Sister. He must suspect trouble. No more real than something you read about in the Saturday Evening Post. nobody cross the Big Daddy. Ryan can go suck egg. Poor bastard. a motherless freak whipped up in a half-baked science experiment.
Have I become so convinced by my own beliefs that I have stopped seeing the truth? Perhaps. well. Jack acquires the voice box. now this is a Big Daddy. Little Sister: Hey. Ah. At a nearby security control center. hit the vent with your wrench. Go on. and then they’ll let you in the door. Like I said. and destroy my city. Und bitte. Good for Suchong. To question is to surrender. but can one govern in absolute certainty? I know that my beliefs have elevated me. Tenenbaum: Yes. Fontaine gone. Tenenbaum: Good! I hear the squawk of the voice box and I can only imagine how you must smell with those awful pheromones. Finally. look at you. I will not question. then Mr. it is collapsing before my eyes. follow me! Tenenbaum: The Little Ones will lead you to Fontaine. Ryan get hungry for me. just as I know that the things I have rejected would have destroyed me. A small girl crawls out of the vent – she is a Little Sister. You look just the same as those. go to the Little Sister Vent by the Proving Grounds. I see an angel. but no longer a mindless drone. B. Suchong only one who know all about Little Sisters. Back at Failsafe Armored Escorts. Jack completes his ensemble with the Big Daddy boots. Tenenbaum: You need to bring them out of hiding. once you find those Frankenstein boots. but you must protect them. it would mean very much to me if you will be gentle with the girls – mein kleines mädchen. and whacks the metal with his trusty wrench. this very good for Suchong. But the city. Mr. Mr.Ryan (tape): Could I have made mistakes? One does not build cities if one is guided by doubt. Jack passes through a security station. He aims to destroy me. Tenenbaum: Here is where you be finding the voice box to have sound like one of those Big Daddies. but Atlas is out there. Jack finds a nearby vent. Jack notices a tiny opening at the base – small enough only for a child to crawl through. repulsive creatures. Tenenbaum gone. Fontaine: I've got Rapture now! I've got the Adam now! You think that tin suit's even half enough to put the scare in me? Returning to Fontaine’s locked door. you will be ready. Suchong (tape): Fontaine is dead – bad for Fontaine. Are you ready? Now. Little Sister: Come on. B. 49 . Play hard to get for a bit.
Tenenbaum: Only the Little Ones can open these doors. 50 . Tenenbaum: Hurry! The harvesting will draw the attention of the splicers! Better for the girls to be with you. Bubbles! Tenenbaum: You must protect the Little Ones! They are no longer infused with Adam. my poor Moira! Ah. Put you on a sub when you were just a sprout. Suchong's mental conditioning still holds them to their terrible task. I'll get me a real family. Another angel needs our kisses. Tenenbaum: Ach. me wee baby Patrick!” Maybe one day. Fontaine: Don't know what I was thinking! Never spliced up once the whole time I was down here in this aquarium. The Little Sister finds a corpse and begins stabbing the body with a hypodermic needle.almost jubilant. Mr. better with you than alone – alone in the crawling darkness The Little Sister finishes harvesting the corpse’s Adam and begs Jack to press onward. He sounds exhilarated . hold my hand. They are as vulnerable as any child! Jack protects the Little Sister as she salvages Adam from the remains. kid. splicers appear nearby and begin attacking the Little Sister as she performs her grisly task. Little Sister: Hurry up. She once again begins stabbing it with her needle. For sins such as this we can never atone. You must protect them! The Little Sister opens the door and comes to another corpse ahead. Little Sister: Help. B. but whew! Forget all the nose candy and floor polish I been wasting time with! This stuff is the mother's milk. I really wound you up with that wife and child bit: “Oh. Little Sister: Come on. sucking the Adam from the corpse’s stomach. Jack comes to another locked door with a slat at the bottom only large enough for a child to be granted entrance. Fontaine then radios him. Figured it was bad to mix business with pleasure. More angels need our kisses! Up ahead. Mr. Little Sister: Look. Watch out! For certain their harvesting will draw the attention of the splicers! Suddenly. Even though they are physically free of the need to gather.Fontaine: That's it. They play well with the suckers. It's been a long road. You don't even remember most of it. Mr. An angel – he looks sad. Mr. look at them. B. B.
but you were also the closest thing I ever had to a son. It is the only way to defeat him. Jack manages to overpower him. Fontaine finds some untapped strength and flings Jack onto the floor. summons his strength and attacks Jack again. His muscles. Jack sends him back to the chair. Fontaine: Hah! That might be enough for the working scrubs and the pencil pushers. which rises up into a grand antechamber. There will be no going back from here.Fontaine pages Jack again. Tenenbaum: Go! Go now! Hit him with the needle! Even as Fontaine struggles to pump more Adam into his body. ridiculously proportioned. Make sure you are ready to face him before moving on. Soon. more! I want to splice 'til there ain't nothing left to splice with! Tenenbaum: Fontaine is nearby. are taught with exertion. 51 . Fontaine has been strapped into a metal surgical chair. Betrayal. Little Sister: Here. Fontaine snaps the restraints binding him in the chair and begins blasting Jack with every plasmid at his disposal. Little Sister: Get him. but I need more. you must use the needle of the Little Sister to drain Fontaine of his Adam. Little Sister: Time for bed-y-bye. however. Mr. The Little Sister climbs up into a nearby vent. Jack plunges the syringe into his chest. seeing that he cannot refuel. You are reaching close now. kid – life ain’t strictly business. He screams with delight. B! Jack plunges his needle into Fontaine one last time. You were my ace in the hole. take this. sucking away his sustenance. And that’s why this hurts. Tenenbaum: What are you waiting for? Hit him with the needle! Fontaine. pumping even more Adam into his veins. In the center of the room. Fontaine waits above. and his skin glistens metallically. Fontaine: I remember when me and the Kraut put you in that sub. Again. but turns around to offer Jack her syringe. I’m sleepy. Mr. B. He has been morphed beyond recognition. Stick it in the bad man! Jack takes the syringe and then enters a nearby elevator. Fontaine lurches with pain and slumps back into his chair. You were no more than two. He towers above Jack. however. His voice has dropped further and become somehow metallic. Tenenbaum: There.
52 . And what did you do instead? What I have come to expect of you – you saved them. narrating the game’s epilogue. He finally collapses in death. Now. A Little Sister finds the key to the Rapture on Fontaine and offers it to Jack. breathing the dust of the city he so despised.Fontaine: I had you built! I sent you topside! I called you back. that was something I dreamed up and had tattooed inside your head. Tenenbaum: They offered you the city. each armed with a syringe. You gave them the one thing that was stolen from them – a chance – a chance to learn. And. squinting in the sunlight. drawing his energy. to live. Little Sister: Come on! Come on! Fontaine buckles under the pain – a dozen needles piercing his veins. what you was capable of! Even that life you thought you had. The game ends and the credits roll. They leap onto Fontaine and begin stabbing him relentlessly. accepting diplomas. what was your reward? You never said. While she speaks. if you don’t call that family. in the end. Tenenbaum then cuts in. images flash before the camera – Little Sisters opening a bathysphere. reaching to their own children. and you refused it. I don’t know what is. to find love. showed you what you was. and finally placing their hands in Jack’s own. Little Sisters come pouring from the room’s vents. but I think I know – a family. And nowSuddenly. receiving engagement rings.
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