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Martin Finnegan
Martin Finnegan
Martin Finnegan
Died1960
Place of DeathFort Frolic,
Rapture
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Combat TypeHoudini Splicer
Appearances
Appears inBioShock
BioShock: Rapture
Voice ActorKen Levine[1]
Martin Finnegan
Health800
Damage150 (Ice Blast)
LocationFort Frolic
"If you can't come in from the cold, then you gotta grow ice over your heart. And the iceman cometh, Sander baby. The iceman fucking cometh."
―Martin Finnegan[src]

Martin Finnegan is a potent Houdini Splicer held prisoner by Sander Cohen in a frozen tunnel to Fort Frolic's Poseidon Plaza. He is one of four men Cohen assigns Jack to kill and photograph to complete his "masterpiece" in Fort Frolic.

History Edit

Finnegan met Cohen in Marseilles in 1937, he admired Cohen's paintings while Cohen claims to have simply "admired his...carriage." Martin quickly feel in with Cohen and became one of his disciples, even traveling with him to Rapture.

When Cohen closed Fort Frolic to the public Martin was one of the many people who became trapped inside. When the other prisoners began fighting each other Finnegan began scavenging any Plasmid and Gene Tonics he could find. Now spliced to the point of becoming "The Iceman", he took over the tunnel connecting the Atrium to Poseidon Plaza. From here he froze other splicer in dramatic poses, and prepared for a fight a against Cohen himself.

BioShock Edit

As Jack is sent on his assassination mission, he must face off against Finnegan before he can enter the plaza. By the time he reaches the tunnel, it has been entirely frozen over thanks to Finnegan. A threatening message addressed to Cohen can be found next to one of Finnegan's victims.

Upon entering a small area connected to the tunnel, Jack is frozen by Finnegan, who already has a pose picked out for him. Jack luckily thaws, but now must find Finnegan in his room of frozen splicers and kill him.

Battle Strategy Edit

Head down the Frozen Tunnel, thawing the corpse from the ceiling and the Audio Diary from the wall as you go. As you enter the frozen tunnel, Finnegan freezes Jack temporarily and threatens to turn him into an ice sculpture. Shortly afterwards, Jack will thaw out, and the battle begins.

Finnegan starts the battle by posing as one of his ice sculptures. When the player approaches him, he will attack. Finnegan fights like a Houdini Splicer, except that he shoots ice blasts instead of fireballs. The Incinerate! Plasmid is a good weapon in this battle, but antipersonnel ammo also proves quite effective, as will a bolt from the Crossbow (If the player has managed to get some Incendiary Bolts before heading into the frozen tunnel, then those would work even better). In fact, a single head shot with the Crossbow (or Anti-Personnel Pistol Round) will finish him, even on Hard difficulty. The best strategy is to aim for his head while he is still posing, and one will not have to fight him at all. Another strategy involves grabbing the gas tank in the northwest corner of the freezer with Telekinesis and hurling it at Finnegan the moment he reveals himself.

Additionally, the player can thaw out the frozen Splicers in the room. They have a grudge against Finnegan, since he has been draining their ADAM to keep himself fit, so they will instantly attack him upon thawing, though once Finnegan dies, the thawed splicers turn their attention toward the player.

A quick and easy way to deal with Finnegan is to pick him out of the frozen Splicers and hit him in the chest with a bolt from the Crossbow, which should kill him instantly. Proximity Mines also work well.

After killing Finnegan, search his body for Frozen Field, and then take his photograph to be placed in Sander Cohen's Quadtych.

A recommendation is to take advantage of the controlled situation to maximize use of the Research Camera by dealing with all the other Splicers first.

Audio Diary Edit

BioShockEdit

Quotes Edit

Jack Frozen

"I've got a pose all picked out for you."

Upon the Player Entering the Frozen TunnelEdit

  • "I can see your breath!"

Menacing the PlayerEdit

  • "Guess the old grape finally sent someone!"
  • "Son of a bitch left me to freeze..."
  • "I've got a pose all picked out for you..."

Attacking the PlayerEdit

  • '"This one's for the old grape!"
  • "Tell...Sander...I'm coming for him!"
  • "Bastard!"
  • "Waaaahhhh!"
  • "Goddamnit. I'll get that son of a bitch."

If the Player RunsEdit

  • "Get over here!"
  • "Come back you shit!"

Using a Health StationEdit

  • "Oh yeah! Ahh, so much better. Oh, so much better."
  • "Oh yeah, yeah. That's the stuff. Oh yeah."

Upon Killing the PlayerEdit

  • "I like the shape of this one. It'll go so well with the others."

Video Edit

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Bioshock-032-Kill martin finnegan

Bioshock Martin Finnegan Quotes Dialogue01:37

Bioshock Martin Finnegan Quotes Dialogue

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • Finnegan's Audio Diary references The Iceman Cometh, a 1939 play written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill.[2]
  • It is notable that upon killing Martin Finnegan, every frozen Splicer in the room will shatter immediately. This is most easily seen when the player kills him while he is still posing. To find him, look for the Splicer posing with the bird mask.
  • Finnegan uses a retextured "Toasty" model.
  • If the player uses Telekinesis to grab the rose on Martin's chest, he will say: "what?". This also works when Martin is dead.

References Edit

  1. Ken Levine on Twitter
  2. The Iceman Cometh (Paperback), GoodReads.com

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