Trivia

Hard

The Appearance Of The “Big Daddies” In The Video Game BioShock Were Inspired By?

19th Century Diving Suits
Dante's Inferno
World War II Tankers
Jules Verne's Illustrations
A Big Daddy and a Little Sister standing together.
2K Games

Answer: 19th Century Diving Suits

The 2007 smash hit video game BioShock is set deep under the sea in the Utopian-turned-dystopian city of Rapture. The city was founded (in the game’s time line) in the 1940s and, as you can imagine, there are two influential design elements present in the construction of the city and in the design of the creatures you meet therein—Art Deco building design and aquatic themes.

Among the most prominent (and certainly the most memorable) aquatic themes you’ll run into is the design of the game’s frightening “Big Daddy” characters. These enormous and dangerous creatures are garbed in huge diving suits wrapped in protective metal bumpers and furnished with thick glass peepholes.

The design of these angry and heavily armored behemoths is strongly based on some of the earliest diving suits created by late 19th century inventors and explorers. In fact, the design of the “Big Daddy” armored diving suit so closely resembles the 1882 “Atmospheric Diving Suit” (ADS) created by the Carmagnolle brothers in Marseilles, France, that we could very easily call the ADS the “Grand Daddy”, if you will, of the BioShock characters’ design.

Trivia

Easy

During The 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis American Diplomats Escaped Iran By Posing As?

Trivia

Hard

The Coldest Permanently Inhabited Place On Earth Is?

Trivia

Easy

The Tallest Mountain In The United States Is?

Trivia

Easy

Which Food Dye Is Made From Crushed Up Bugs?

Trivia

Hard

The Rain Forests Of Argentina Are Threatened By What Unlikely Invasive Species?

Trivia

Hard

Which Game Company Gave Away Sport Gloves As Part Of A Legal Settlement?

Trivia

Hard

In Addition To Smoke Bombs, Batarangs, And Grappling Hooks, Batman’s Utility Belt Also Contains?

Trivia

Very Hard

The English Phrase “Hunker Down” Was Popularized By?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Feature Film To Be Completely Digitally Color Corrected Was?

Trivia

Hard

When You Repeat A Word So Much It Loses Meaning You Experience?