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Rapture NPC ([personal profile] rapturenpc) wrote2015-10-24 12:46 pm

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"I believe in no God, no invisible man in the sky. But there is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction. The chain is too powerful and too mysterious for any government to guide. Any man who tells you different either has his hand in your pocket, or a pistol to your neck."

Rapture's creator and the owner of Ryan Industries, Andrew Ryan is without a doubt the most important man in the city. As he grew progressively more disillusioned with the surface world, he devoted all his resources to the creation of Rapture, where his capitalist and Objectivist values could become the lifeblood of such a city. His office in Rapture Central Control has some of the best security measures possible. Despite his hatred of the censor, it's clear that those who publicly oppose Ryan's ideals have a tendency to disappear.



"I'm not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. These people will liberate themselves."

The enigmatic revolutionary of Rapture rose to power shortly after Fontaine Futuristics was seized and nationalized by Ryan Industries for threatening the market. Rebellion has been stirring in Rapture since that turbulent move on Ryan's part, and Atlas has seized advantage of the unrest by uniting all those disillusioned with Rapture's ideals under a single banner: depose Ryan and take Rapture for the good of everyone.

 




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"The children must remain functional to be effective producers of ADAM. I had hoped we could place them into vegetative state, so they would be more pliable. I find being around them very uncomfortable. Even with those things implanted in their bellies, they are still children. They play, and sing. Sometimes they look at me, and they don't stop. Sometimes they smile."

The geneticist who contributed heavily to the commercial manufacturing and production of ADAM worked closely with Frank Fontaine and Dr. Yi Suchong up until Ryan Industries seized Fontaine Futuristics. Tenenbaum can also be credited for the creation of the Little Sisters as an ingenious method of recycling ADAM throughout the city. As great as her contributions to Rapture have been, leaving Ryan Industries was not a popular move, and her odd behavior has begun to gain attention in the public eye despite Ryan's intent to sweep it under the rug.



"These sad saps. They come to Rapture thinking they're gonna be captains of industry, but they all forget that somebody's gotta scrub the toilets. What an angle they gave me. I hand these mugs a cot and a bowl of soup, and they give me their lives. Who needs an army when I got Fontaine's Home for the Poor?"

Frank Fontaine was a smuggler and a smart one at that, the head of Fontaine Futuristics and the only true rival to Ryan Industries' over-encompassing economic hold over the city. His chain of department stores and fisheries were vital to the city's continued functioning, and Fontaine's Home for the Poor was one of the few completely free residential areas available. His work with Brigid Tenenbaum and Dr. Yi Suchong formed the genesis of the plasmids, which have since become a vital part of Rapture living. When the news of Fontaine's illicit contraband from the surface reached Ryan's ears, Fontaine Futuristics was seized and incorporated into Ryan Industries, and Fontaine himself was killed in the shoot-out that followed.


 

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"ADAM is a canvas of genetic modification, but plasmids are the paint."

A vital collaborator with Tenenbaum and Fontaine with the development of ADAM, Dr. Suchong can be credited with the development of the Big Daddies. His capitalist ideals tie neatly into Ryan's own, as his loyalties simply seem to go to the highest bidder. His career in Rapture has been a productive if varied one.




"Time was you could get something decent on the radio. The artist has a duty to seduce the ear and delight the spirit."

Fort Frolic is the domain of Rapture's most prolific and critically-lauded artist - poet, musician, playwright, composer, actor, sculptor, and man of many talents Sander Cohen. He can be credited with the writing of Rapture's official anthem and acting as a primary consultant for Ryan Amusements. His relationship with Ryan is a close one; pissing off one may very well piss off the other.


 

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"Today Arcadia was closed off to all but paying customers. 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...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."

Botanist and scientist, Langford is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Arcadia and, subsequently, Rapture's steady supply of oxygen.




"Hanging now, is it? That's what we've come to? Now look, I don't make the laws here, I just enforce them. But I didn't come to Rapture to string men up for running contraband. If Ryan and his crew have their law, then they can have my badge."

Sullivan is the Head of Security for Ryan's Private Forces, and was the primary investigator of Fontaine's smuggling ring. He's obediently and consistently carried out the orders given to him, but some have said he's begun to question the morality of Ryan's commands.


 

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"Ryan nationalized Fontaine Futuristics - he owns it now, lock, stock and barrel. For the good of the city, he says. He'll break it up in due time, he says. I've resigned from the council and lodged me letter of protest, but that's just pissing in the wind. It'll be war, I say...unless somebody stops Ryan and right fast."

As one of Ryan's trusted associates and City Council members, McDonagh is a general contractor who's helped build the working-class foundation that allows the city to prosper. He's essential to the maintenance and continued functioning of the city as a whole, believing in the promise of Rapture and the possibilities it can open to its populace.




"We all come down here, figured we'd all be part of Ryan's Great Chain. Turns out Ryan's chain is made of gold, and ours are the sort with the big iron ball around your ankle."

Former employee of Fontaine Fisheries in Neptune's Bounty, rumors still circulate that paranoid Peach Wilkins still has his connections to the surface. Smuggling might be his specialty, but one has to be willing to get him what he wants - and particularly for outsiders and new arrivals, his prices may be higher than they're worth.


 

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No recordings available.

Rumors might circulate, but the only thing completely certain about Ryan's unofficial, brutally efficient if unorthodox strongarm is that he certainly doesn't come from Rapture. Whatever Ryan has on him, it keeps him behind the scenes and on a tight leash. Whether he's spliced up beyond imagination, desperate for work, or just that much of a sick bastard remains to be seen.



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