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Blanche diary
"Oh, how I love this war! The aromas! The sweet roasting of flesh, and the exquisite nasal burn of sulfur. The air ripe with the moans of defeat, the bellowings of victory! Such drama, and all so real. This, this is what the theater can never be, this is life!"
―Mlle Blanche de Glace[src]

Mlle[sic] Blanche de Glace (often referred to as the Actress) is one of the playable characters in BioShock 2 Multiplayer. She speaks with a French accent. Blanche was the eighth character to be revealed in the Cult of Rapture's Faces of Rapture's Civil War, and is a bonus unlockable character.

"Mlle Blanche de Glace is an internationally acclaimed actress of rich emotional depth. She arrived in Rapture eager to captivate a new audience. A passionate woman with a history of torrid love affairs, she searches for a partner who can match her intensity and satisfy her appetites, but has yet to find one. She oscillates between periods of extreme reclusion, shunning all personal interaction, and times of exceptional sociability, when her hunger for contact seems insatiable."

StoryEdit

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Blanche

Before Splicing.

Blanche worked as a famous actress for many years, and it became a big part of her life. However, when the theaters closed following the 1958 New Year's Eve Riots, Blanche becomes miserable and lonely, which leads her to splicing, believing it will help her to "live like the others... in ignorance". Blanche soon finds herself participating in the Civil War, stating that this is real life, and that the theater was never as exciting.

Blanche was an active participator in the civil war, and as she spliced she lost grip of reality. The actress sees the war zone as a play, believing that the enemies are other actors or fans and the Big Daddy to be "her knight", a worthy opponent. Much like Buck Raleigh, she doesn't seem to have any interest in the Little Sister, except for getting a reward from helping her. It is unclear if Blanche knows about her state of being, but the sounds from her last known audio diary indicates that she does.

Audio DiariesEdit

Blanchespliced

After Splicing.

BioShock 2 MultiplayerEdit

QuotesEdit

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The following is a list of phrases that Mlle Blanche de Glace will say during multiplayer games. The name of the source audio file is listed, when known.[Audio files needed]

Character Selection ScreenEdit

  • "My kiss, she steals the breath, non[sic]?"
  • "Mon chéri[sic], don't you want my autograph?"
  • "A private show awaits you, mon amour[sic]"
  • "Choke on this purge, bourgeois swine!"
  • "Oh! you tremble at my touch, chéri[sic]!"

Picked Up a Little SisterEdit

  • "Liberty is just ahead!"
  • "Yet another award awaits me!"
  • "Silence we must."
  • [Laugh] "The girl is mine!"
  • "Up we go, my little mirror!"
  • "Liberation awaits!"
  • "Ha! Ha! Pigs! The girl is mine!"
  • "Say au revoir[sic] to these pigs, ami[sic]."
  • "I liberate you from these pigs!"
  • "I give you liberty, mon petit[sic]!"
  • "Voilà[sic]! Chéri[sic], tucked safe from this swine!"
  • "Be still, animal!"

Carrying a Little SisterEdit

(information needed)

Putting Little Sister into a VentEdit

(Information needed)

Attacking an Enemy SplicerEdit

(information needed)

Killed a RosieEdit

(information needed)

Attacking a RosieEdit

  • "Mon Grand Papa[sic], Mon Grand Papa[sic], Dormez Vous[sic], Where Are You?" [Laughs]
  • "Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines! Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don." [Laughs][citation needed]
  • "Oh, what a world we live in!"
  • "Oh, how you suffer, my knight!"
  • "Your big gun is empty now!"
  • "Quel dommage[sic]! My knight! [Laughs] you hurt!"
  • "Oh la la, an exquisite fatigue!"
  • "Oh, this feels, so blind…"

Killed an Enemy SplicerEdit

  • "These bourgeois pigs are not so swift!"
  • "Au revoir[sic], pig."
  • "Bravo, encore! They love us!"
  • "Choke on this purge, bourgeois swine!"
  • "Bravo my love, a beautiful scene finale!"
  • "The crowd, they call to us, écouter[sic]!"
  • "A private show awaits you, mon amour[sic]"
  • "Mon amour[sic], the curtain falls."
  • "I thought you wanted mon[sic] autograph."
  • "My kiss, she steals the breath, non[sic]?"
  • "Your curtain falls, my darling!"
  • "Tonight, I play the dragon!"
  • "It is the curtain finale!"
  • "This is my greatest role yet!"
  • "Mon amour[sic], it is time for our final embrace!"
  • "You did expect something for debt, non[sic]?"
  • "There is peace for you in my arms!"
  • "Mon amour[sic], even great love must die!"
  • "Oh! you tremble at my touch, chéri[sic]"

Researching an EnemyEdit

  • "For you, the show is terminé[sic]!"
  • "So strange on this side of the camera."
  • "Now you play the fool tonight!"
  • "Oh, my little mouse, you are so shy!"
  • "Must it always end this way with you?"
  • "Mouse, you are not so shy now!"
  • "Our little play needs an ending, Mon cher[sic]!"
  • "You should have learned to control your passion."

Regenerating HealthEdit

  • "Mon chéri[sic], don't you want my autograph?"
  • "Oui[sic]! I was away but now I return."
  • "Like the phoenix, I rise. En garde[sic]!"
  • "You watched me suffer, Now watch me prevail!"
  • "You must learn to control your passion!"
  • "My vitality, it threatens you, non?"
  • "I am truly a marvel!"
  • "I thought you wanted moi[sic] too…"

ElectrocutedEdit

  • [Incoherent babbling]

BurningEdit

  • [Screaming]

FrozenEdit

  • [Silent shivers] "C-cold, I-Ice, F-Freezing."

SwarmedEdit

  • ​"Shoo! Shoo! Shoo bees!"

AppearanceEdit

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Blanche's pre-spliced model.

Before SplicingEdit

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As an upper class actress, Blanche's appearance is heavily based on Hollywood actresses from that era. She wears a steel blue, strapless dress, with eggplant colored opera length gloves. Her shoes are open toed high heels in a similar dark purple shade and, in typical starlit style, the ensemble is finished with a brown fur boa. Her necklace consists of a silver chain with a dark red jewel. She also posesses two diamond earrings. Her long strawberry blonde hair is wavy and kept back past her shoulders. A kitchen carving knife can be used as her personal melee weapon.

After SplicingEdit

Blanche's participation in the violence of the war and her ADAM abuse and have left her resembling a horror movie monster. Her once regal ensemble has been obliterated thanks to her experience as a product tester in the Home Consumer Rewards Program: her dress is torn up to her knees, she has holes in her left glove, and her right has begun to slip off. She has lost her fur, necklace, earrings, shoes, and, most distressingly, a few teeth. The previously statuesque actress now sports an unnaturally narrow waist and slightly sagging breasts. Her rich, radiant hair has mostly fallen out around her scalp, a deep cut across her hairline has been stapled shut, and her eyes appear sunken and dark. Her feet, legs, and arms are cut, but they're nothing compared to the hideous Glasgow Smile on the right side of her face which she has been stapled closed. More staples crudely hold a huge open wound on her chest. A bandage can be seen above the cut and she has growths appearing on her right shoulder and neck.

How to UnlockEdit

  1. Blanche is a bonus character that can be unlocked via special codes placed in all pre-ordered BioShock 2 games at GameStop in the US, EB Games in Canada, 12Game in the Netherlands, or GAME in the UK, along with the second bonus character, Zigo d’Acosta.
  2. She is available in the Zigo & Blanche DLC, at the cost of 160 MS Points ($1.99).

VideoEdit

BioShock Mutiplayer Quotes - Blanche De Glace (The Vamp)04:13

BioShock Mutiplayer Quotes - Blanche De Glace (The Vamp)

GalleryEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

Blanche

The actresses, Blanche de Glace and Rita Hayworth.

  • Blanche's character appearance is based off Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth.
  • Mlle Blanche de Glace means "Miss White Ice" or "Miss White of Ice" in French. Blanche is her first name, but "de Glace" is not a common French name so it may be a stage name. Mlle is short for Mademoiselle.
  • Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2 shows that her nickname was once "Starlet."
  • Like most Splicers in the BioShock series, the Splicers in BioShock 2 Multiplayer were given "Before Splicing" cartoon characters. Blanche's character is the only one not seen in-game. It is only seen in the BioShock 2 Multiplayer theme for PlayStation 3, replacing the "Friends" icon.
  • On the official BioShock 2 page, in the Kashmir Restaurant section you can find several figurines of multiplayer characters. There, Blanche has an alternate voice that can be heard by clicking on these figurines. The "Mlle" before her name is also wrongly shortened to "Mile".
  • Her in-game Spliced model wears two gloves, but when the player controls her, she sports only one.

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