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Cuz... I mean, don't they sound a lot like whales? If I were a whale I'd hit on Delta. Hell, if I were any type of animal I'd hit on him.

I gotta say, I love that damn drill but I can't draw it worth shit... Also I've only played to what... Level 2? I am such a fucking noob. But you all love me, right?

QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW MORE ABOUT BIOSHOCK THAN ME
(Words in italics are my favorite proposed answers from the comments section. Feel free to add!)
1. Why doesn't Jack or Delta go super crazy like the Splicers? They use ADAM and stuff, right?
They haven't been using it long enough. It has physical effects but didn't have enough time to affect them mentally.

2. How damn easy is it to make a Big Daddy?? Sophia made like two Big Daddies one day (Mark Meltzer and Sinclair). Do you just stick them in a suit or something?
The Big Daddy process has been perfected by this time and it's quite simple to perform the basic surgeries. Meltzer was already "bonded" to his sister so didn't need to go through that. Sinclair was never bonded to anyone and also didn't have his voice box modified. So these two guys aren't like the Big Daddies made from scratch from ye olden days.

3. If Little Sisters see the world as super girly fun time and they see Splicers as people talking civilly at a party or some shit, how come they can get scared and tell the Big Daddy to kick their asses? Don't they see everyone as incredibly nice? Wouldn't it be a bad idea to make them think their enemies are friendly? Do they only look friendly to the Sisters until they start trying to kill them? What the hell!
The Splicers that the Little Sister we saw in Bioshock 2 encountered were ALREADY friendly to her, considering they were in Lamb's cult. It's most likely that Little Sisters don't see normal Splicers as friendly, but the ones loyal to Lamb are seen as friendly.

Bioshock is confusing as shit but god help me I love it.

That background is from here: [link]
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Bats-Are-Awesome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL!!
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BashfulSoul Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol!
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Lunar-Imagination Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Run Delta! Run!
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Vivi-Sinclair Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lord help Delta
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sharkdragon96 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
That whale must have mistaken that for a mating call. XD
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Kevking Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Hi whale. Like my bigass drill?

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But some seriousness, here's some of my answers(not sure):

1. Jack has been genetically modified by Dr.Suchong to be Ryan's successor, thus meaning that he implanted a special supressor for mental and physical deterioration. As for delta, he is a big daddy, thus meaning that he has already lost physical aspects of a human being. And his mind has already fallen before, but brought back by the bond he has with Eleanor. One may also assume that Delta may inject ADAM directly into himself, but is filtered through the tank he has on his back.

2. It is quite easy actually. Injecting oneself with the correct amout of ADAM and EVE can turn one into a primitive animal. And through Suchong and Tennenbaum's research, Sophia was able to make one in a matter of 2 hours. Be cause the act is simply encasing a human moving by fatherly instincts in a diving suit with hard locks, she does not require long. Not to mention her army of splicers to help her.

3. It's the normal 'Fight or Flight' instinct of all humans. How would you react if a Little Pony came towards you with a large bloody machete? You would otherwise defend yourself or run...or the little sister's case, call for reinforcements.


Hope I was some help. And here's a fanart idea: Booker Dewitt, Jack Ryan, and Johnny Topside face-off.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Have you drawn a picture of Delta riding the whale yet?
:+fav:
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not :(
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
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Vivi-Sinclair Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't know he was such a playa >:3
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Bexylou24 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm loving the whales expression in the last pannel! Nice job :D
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D Expressions are my specialty!
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Bexylou24 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
:D
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Pandabot07 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Well.. I knew that all big daddies sounded like whales......

Great work x3
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Thanatos555 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Nice, he looks like hes gonna piss his pants at any moment
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Planeta-Starlight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
When little girls become little sisters, they have to be hypnotized or something like that. If they don't see the world around them as civilly talking people when people are fighting, piles of rose petals for blood, etc., they won't search for ADAM because they are scared. When a big daddy gets hurt, she knows that she's getting hurt too, etc.
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes a lot of sense!
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Planeta-Starlight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm Happy That it Did.
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The-Nightmare-Doctor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I read somewhere that Jack isn't effected by Plasmids because of all the tests Suchong put him though. I mean, he looked like a well built 19 year old at the age of one. I can't remember where I read that so I don't know how accurately it is.
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh that would make a lot of sense... But when he's using the plasmids his hands do look pretty messed up, so maybe they only affect him physically and not mentally?
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The-Nightmare-Doctor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, like with that swarm plasmid, there's bees crawling out of his hand and everything. Same with the ice blast one too, his hand freezes over and spikes shoot out of it. Maybe it just effects his hand, because his other hand didn't look messed up, and this one picture from a security feed showing his face showed that he didn't look like any of the Splicers.
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tbggtbgg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the exspression on the whale! its classic. and delta. OMG thats funny as to! pretending the drill is a whale? histericaaaaal! :XD::XD:

oh as far as i know on question 3 about the little sisters it was that when you are a little sister you would notice that when you gather from a corpse every thing turns back to the sort of scenes you are used to seeing throughout the game. so maybe when little sisters gather it doesn't seem so 'girly' and 'gold'! its all real then. ;)
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D

But whenever you're gathering with them in Bioshock 2 they still seem to be... "normal", for them. They sound like they always do, doesn't seem like they suddenly see the world as scary... BIOSHOCK CONFUSES ME D:
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tbggtbgg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it is confusing...but if you play godnoes how many times.... (like me)you start to realise it ;)
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
He wants to take you to find your son!
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HAVE A SON?!
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
No wonder you lost him!
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well how'd he even sneak in?? I don't remember having a kid D:
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
This just keeps getting worse! First you loose him, then when a kind whale wants to help you find you can't even remember him! If I didn't know any better I'd suspect you got rid of him on perpose!
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How could I get rid of something I didn't know existed?? The world doesn't make sense anymore! I'm never having a child and then forgetting about it ever again!
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Well isn't that just fine and dandy! You'll never forget a child after this one. Well what am I supposed to tell your other kid. I guess I could take him into the back yard and put him out of his misery. Or I could sell him to Mexico, be warned though if I sell him he might come back for revenge.

And to think all this could have been avoided if you had just listened to that whale.
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, chances are if I've forgotten this kid he's not the first one I've forgotten about. Wait, is this a kid or a dog? Or are you just sadistic?

Oh yes, the almighty whale prophet, HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO BLIND?!
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theifkingbakura1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
question...is that a guy or a girl whale? XD
Plus this pic is WIN
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's whatever gender whale you want it to be :D
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Studio-Gimmick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
-Last Panel-

Whale translation: HA! How do you like dem' apples!
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL :XD: Delta just got OWNED!
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Studio-Gimmick Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
XD Ahah! Poor Delta, you can't beat a whale.. :iconshrugplz:
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Party9999999 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
He's having a whale of a time
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the whale is having a Delta of a time :D
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is HILARIOUS, although I think it would be funnier with a little :heart: in front of the whale in the last panel, because I didn't get immediately that the whale was hitting on Delta. But yes! HILARIOUS! Also, don't worry about drawing the drill wrong - it looks great in this style cuz it lends to the whole comiccy-ness. :nod: Which is totally a word! :nod:

Anyway YES. I LOVE it! :love:

I have played through both games about 2-3 times each, and I thought I was gonna be super smart and answer all your questions... But uh... YOU RAISED SOME REALLY GOOD POINTS!!! O_O I see that someone has answered them in the other comments... I shall go read that now! :sprint:
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was totally going to do that heart but I just forgot to ink it D: Great minds think alike... and then forget about it!
And the comic totally lends itself to interpretation, I mean the whale doesn't HAVE to be hitting on him. The whale might just wanna hang out, play some Bioshock, you never know.

I LOVE ASKING QUESTIONS NO ONE CAN ANSWER :D WHooo!! Actually yeah some other people suggested interesting answers... There should be a Bioshock philosophy forum if there isn't already one.
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WoweeOk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
whale rape :D
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The worst kind D:
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WoweeOk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
ohhh no D:
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL WHALE/DELTA OTP. It's canon now.

Oh...questions 8D

1. Jack and Delta don't go crazy because they haven't been using ADAM as long.
Splicers have been using ADAM in just as many quantities as either of them, but for years...whereas the actual in-game events of bs1 and bs2 couldn't have been more than a few days.

2. The creation of a big daddy may have been a process they perfected over the years until it was something they could have done in a day. I imagine as an alpha series and one of the first daddies, Delta may have taken longer to convert. I think realistically nobody would have been able to get up and start running around that fast into the process, but they were mentally conditioned so it's not as though they had a choice.
The process consisted of brainwashing, that much we know...to erase the person's former desires and drives and replace them with big daddy instincts.
Then, big daddies had their voices surgically altered. Must not have taken very long if they had managed to make a wall-mounted machine that Jack could use.
I think the longest process would have been the actual big daddy suit. In bs1, Jack didn't go through this process, he simply wore the suit like a pair of clothing. But for big daddies, the suit was their skin. The organs and muscles and bones were transferred into it somehow, although I think that their heads were left poking out because delta was able to remove his helmet without brains spilling out everywhere. They probably wore breathing masks, especially judging by the oxygen tanks on the back of the suits.
Somewhere along the line the big daddies get the stinking pheremone odor but how this comes to be is a mystery.
I can't say much more that wouldn't be theories and speculation, but it really is just a surgical procedure. Normal humans take much longer to recover from drastic surgery, but big daddies aren't normal humans anymore.

3. This is a really good question. I think the splicers that delta's sister encountered were in sophia's cult, who followed her orders. She explicitly stated not to touch the little sisters in her PA announcements. The splicers that attack you while gathering wear those butterflies because they are sophia's people and want to take back the sister for her-you can hear them yelling things like "She's just a little girl! How dare you!" as though they care about her.
If the sister delta controlled was in an area free of splicers that weren't sofia's people, the splicers that were there were probably in "idle" mode...as long as they weren't a threat they became part of the scenery. You notice the illusion does drop when the sister has to gather...
But then she does get pretty close to them without causing to the illusion to drop, so it may be one of two things. One, it could be that because delta is controlling the girl she doesn't have the fear a normal sister would have. Sisters under Eleanor's control also do things a sister normally wouldn't, like leave those gifts around.
Another factor is that Sofia's conditioning might have been different from the conditioning of the original scientists who made little sisters. They would have made it so sisters would trust no one but daddy(or Tenenbaum, I suppose)...but Lamb might have trained them not to fear her followers.

BLA BLA BLA I ramble, lol. There are probably holes in my explanation. But you only find out so much in-game...
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OnlyObsessive Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how something becomes canon when a total noob draws a comic about it. Awesome.

That's a good point that Delta and Jack hadn't been "using" as long as the Splicers... Also I remember seeing pictures of their hands under the influence of one plasmid or another and they looked pretty mutated. I guess that might be part of the reason we never see their faces!

Also a good point about the Big Daddy process being perfected. By the time of Bioshock 2 they've been making Daddies for, what, at least a decade? I haven't seen Bioshock 1 played through all the way (I managed to find a BS2 walkthrough on YouTube though) so I didn't know Jack was able to alter his voicebox with a wall-mounted machine. That's a pretty good testament to the fact that making Big Daddies was probably not all that difficult. I'm guessing that bonding them to a Little Sister was the hardest part.
And I did read on the Bioshock Wiki that the Alpha Series Daddies are the only series that didn't have their skin grafted to the suits. So Alpha has a head :D Probably looks pretty messed up though D:

I really like your explanation for the Little Sisters. I had completely forgotten that the Splicers that Little Sister encounters in-game are part of the Cult and wouldn't have attacked her anyway. If that's the case then I doubt she would ever see non-Cult Splicers as friendly, because that's just not a smart thing to do. You don't want to condition a rabbit to see a coyote as friendly, even if it's not going to attack right away. It'll attack eventually and it's just pretty stupid to condition someone that way. So I think that the Cult Splicers were the exception and Sisters don't usually see them as friendly! Whoo! I love resolving stuff!

It's not rambling, no worries :) I love discussion!
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's totally canon ;D

I imagine it would have looked really striking had we seen their faces. Jack's electro-bolt showed on both hands when he first spliced, and judging by the appearance of those electric thuggish splicers it may have gone all over his entire body. Also when using insect swarm he uses both hands, so that's another sight that it wasn't limited to just his splicing arm.

I can't really remember the timeline, it depends. Splicers and ADAM came a while before big daddies and little sisters. Originally that stuff was developed by Fontaine Futuristics, I believe...once he faked his death, his company was taken over by Ryan Industries. After that is when they started the big daddy project. They had years to perfect this in any case, so this doesn't matter.
The voice-modifying machine looked painful. It was like a pointed eggbeater covered in blood, which spun around. I doubt this would be practical in real life, but I'm no surgeon.
I didn't know that about alphas, that's also interesting. That only makes sense then, why Delta could remove his helmet.

Really it's just speculation on my part. After all, Lamb had the means to condition anyone to think how she wanted them to once she got them.

DISCUSSION IS NEAT.
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
VERY interesting theories on all the questions! One thing sticks out to me, though - The bit about the wall-mounted machine that Jack uses to alter his voice - Do you think he was stuck like that forever, then? Like, he lived out the rest of his life (in either ending) with a "GRAAA-WOOO!!" Big Daddy voice? Hmmm...
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