What is Columbia in BioShock?
Columbia is a city floating in the sky, and the primary setting of BioShock Infinite. The city was commissioned by the United States government and founded by Zachary Hale Comstock as a symbol of American political and religious ideals.
Why is it called Columbia BioShock?
Zachary said he was told it was his duty to build and uphold the values of this city. Comstock convinced the U.S. Congress to build the city, named Columbia, to uphold Christian and American values and share them with the world.
Is Rapture Columbia?
Rapture and Columbia are, in some sense, the same city. Jack, Booker, Ryan, and Comstock are the same person to varying degree, and Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite even returns to Rapture in Infinite’s DLC. BioShock Infinite made a point of linking Rapture and Columbia as different versions of the same idea.
Is Rapture possible BioShock?
Rapture is about 2000m below the surface of the ocean, which means it’s under some 200 atmospheres. And before you ask, yes… that’s a lot. Too much, in fact, for Rapture to exist in the form it appears in BioShock. Way too much to have windows as thin and unreinforced as what you see in-game.
Why is everyone crazy in BioShock?
Splicers are driven insane by having voices in their head, which is actually a form of genetic memory manifested from the various sources and test subjects of any given plasmid. The people of Rapture were using ADAM and Plasmids to varying degrees for years before anything happened.
Why is Booker the false shepherd?
Booker had also fought in the Wounded Knee Massacre in the 7th Cavalry. Booker goes to the city of Columbia in order to repay his debt, by seeking out Elizabeth, and escorting her out of the city. Booker is referred to as the “False Shepherd” by some citizens of Columbia due to the “AD” scar on his right hand.
Would an underwater city like Rapture be possible?
Putting aside problems of getting down there with enough building supplies, the biggest problem would be pressure. Rapture is about 2000m below the surface of the ocean, which means it’s under some 200 atmospheres. And before you ask, yes… that’s a lot.