Jack’s plane in Burial at Sea
Ladies of BioShock: Eleanor Lamb
The Rapture dream is over, but in waking I am reborn. This world is not ready for me, yet here I am. It would be so easy to misjudge them. You are my conscience father, and I need you to guide me. You will always be with me now, father, your memories, your drives. And when I need you, you’ll be there on my shoulder whispering. If Utopia is not a place, but a people, then we must choose carefully, for the world is about to change, and in our story, Rapture was just the beginning.
What is Rapture
if not a new ark
in a different time
All good things of this earth flow into the city.
1945. The year that would mark the end of World War II and start an era of fear. The horror and destruction the world has faced is slowly beginning to heal, yet the people have no doubt that another war is just around the corner. It was only a matter of time, they said, until the next nuke landed in someone’s backyard.
Disillusioned by the escalating violence and ideals of the times, a businessman by the name of Andrew Ryan sought to create 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!” There, he invited the greatest minds the surface had to offer, and the underwater city experienced a time of innovation and discovery none had seen before.
But not all were happy in Ryan’s paradise.
The year is now 1958, five months before the infamous New Year’s Eve Riots that would mark the start of a civil war. The city under the sea grows restless, and even the best and brightest Ryan has brought to Rapture can’t stop it. The dream of one man, a place free from gods and kings, is about to come crumbling down.