NOTE: THIS REALLY IS SPOILER-HEAVY. I heavy-handedly spoil what’s possibly the crux of Bioshock Infinite. No spoiler tags for readability; the whole thread is spoilery. You’ve been warned.
Hey, y’all. There probably people here who played BioShock Infinite and its DLCs, right? And who enjoyed it, right? Right. I’ve played it a while ago, and am now playing the DLC, and I’ve a question that’s really bothering me. Well, two questions, really. I’m about midway through Burial At Sea ep1, and I don’t really want an answer to my question yet, but I do have to know whether a satisfactory answer exists.
Reason being, if no satisfactory answer exists, the writers didn’t think it through, and which makes me less involved and less willing to devote brainpower to whatever realisations come my way (it was quite a revelation to have the BaS Elizabeth know about the Sky Hooks - it instantly told me (the player) who she really was, which Elizabeth she really was. And then I saw her necklace. This realisation only happened because I had faith in the writers’ abilities to be coherent).
So, couple of quick questions. First off:
Booker DeWitt is Father Comstock and, in another reality, he’s Andrew Ryan. That’s taken as granted, yes? First question, then, is about the apparent age difference. How come Father Comstock, whose Columbia was at the turn of the century, looks so much older than Andrew Ryan, whose Rapture is a product of the early fifties? I had assumed that the baptism of Booker DeWitt was such a fulcral point that it was the same across realities, chronology included, but was I wrong in this assumption? Could it be that the baptism may have occurred at different times in different realities? The event itself a constant - but the chronology a variable?
Burial at Sea has Booker DeWitt in the same reality as Andrew Ryan. As I said, I haven’t played Ep1 to completion yet, but this seems impossible as in any given reality, without prevarication, they’re the same person. But this Booker DeWitt is known to people in Rapture, so he hasn’t just been brought in…
Please don’t answer the second question directly. Just tell me, can I look forward to a satisfying explanation?