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For the Scripted Events of BioShock & BioShock 2, see Scripted Events.
For the Scripted Events of Burial at Sea, see Scripted Events (Burial at Sea).

Scripted Events in BioShock Infinite are deliberate situations created by the game designers that occur throughout Columbia, and serve to advance the narrative without playing an important role in the game's story. During these events, the characters may perform unique actions or say original dialogue separate from the normal character models. This article is meant to chronicle the conversation and animation of individuals who are too minor to warrant their own page.

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BioShock InfiniteEdit

Town CenterEdit

Praying Pilgrims #1Edit

Columbia Fanaticism

Premise: Three pilgrims recommit themselves to the Founding Fathers.

Location: The Welcome Center, Garden of New Eden, in between the three statues of the Founding Fathers

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Pilgrim 1: "And how do we know this was the new Eden? Are we to rely upon our own pride to make it so?"
  • Pilgrims: "No, because our pride cannot make it so."
  • Male Pilgrim 1: "We know because the Angel Columbia favored our Founders with three gifts of gold."
  • Female Pilgrim: "To Father Washington, she granted a sword of gold, so that Eden would have strength that set her above all other nations."
  • Male Pilgrim 2: "To Father Franklin: a key of gold, so that Eden might have industry that set her above all other nations."
  • Female Pilgrim: "To Father Jefferson: a scroll, so that Eden might have laws that set her above all other nations."
  • Male Pilgrim 1: "And so each year, we recommit ourselves to our Founders, and our Prophet, Father Comstock."
  • Pilgrims: "…and recommit to our Prophet, Father Comstock."
  • Male Pilgrim 1: "So that we may follow in the Prophet's path."
  • Pilgrims: "AMEN."

Pilgrim GreeterEdit

Premise: A man greets the newcomers by explaining the baptism.

Location: Garden of New Eden, by the top of either of the stairs from the pool (It doesn't matter if you pick the left or right set of stairs as there is a man on the top of both)

Character: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Pilgrim: "Our Prophet fills our lungs with water, so they may better love the air."

Praying Pilgrim #1Edit

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Premise: A pilgrim prays to Father Washington.

Location: Garden of New Eden

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Pilgrim: "He who crossed the Delaware, with flaming sword and wings of angels… watch over me and lend me strength. Shield my mind from fear and doubt, so that I may hold fast against all invaders. Father Washington, hear my prayer."

Praying Pilgrim #2Edit

Premise: A pilgrim prays to Father Jefferson.

Location: Garden of New Eden

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Pilgrim: "…a paragon of virtue, a rebel against ignorance and tyranny. Share with me your wisdom, and let the light of your good judgment shine like a beacon through the darkness. Father Jefferson, hear my prayer."

Praying Pilgrim #3Edit

Premise: A pilgrim prays to Father Franklin.

Location: Garden of New Eden

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Pilgrim: "…that there is no chance or luck, only providence, and that you see its divine hand at work, you discern the transmundane. Your inspiration and imagination transcend mere science and open out eyes to the mystery. Father Franklin, hear my prayer."

Praying Pilgrims #2Edit

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Premise: Two pilgrims sit by the pond while joining hands and praying.

Location: Garden of New Eden

Character: Male and female Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Pilgrims: "By the Sword… And the Scroll… And the Key. Amen."

Mr. Rossignol and His Lovely FriendEdit

New Eden Plaza (10)

Premise: Two citizens are enjoying each other's company.

Location: New Eden Square, on a bench by the Garden of New Eden entrance

Character: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Woman on Bench: "Why, no Mr. Rossignol. I've never had an oyster."
  • Woman on Bench: [giggle] "Mr. Rossignol, you are terrible."

Fellow TravellersEdit

Welcome-New Eden Squ-Citizens

Premise: Some citizen discuses the inconveniences with the schedule for the docking buildings.

Location: New Eden Square, directly after leaving the Garden of New Eden

Character: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian 1: "My favorite city park only docks here between 9am and 11. It's got a waterfall and everything. Argh… I just missed it!"
  • Male Civilian 2: "I bet we could have something arranged…"
Round Two
  • Male Civilian 2: "It's damn inconvenient when buildings don't dock on-time…"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Yesterday I had to take a gondola. Rubbing elbows with all sorts."

Hot Dog SellerEdit

Premise: The hot dog seller greets Booker DeWitt at sight.

Location: New Eden Square, leaning on the hot dog stand

Character: Male Columbia Citizen, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Mornin'."
  • Booker: "Good to see you."

Weather WatchersEdit

New Eden Plaza (9)

Premise: A man and a woman review the weather of the day.

Location: New Eden Square, at the end of the bridge from the Garden of New Eden

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Perfect day for the celebration…"
  • Female Civilian: "Father Comstock must have foreseen and planned it just this way!"

Minuteman Gazette NewsboyEdit

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Premise: A newsboy advertises the Minuteman Gazette.

Location: New Eden Square, near Father Comstock's statue

Characters: Boy Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Newsboy: "KEEP FAITH, TRUE CITIZEN! The latest edition of THE MINUTEMAN has arrived, FEATURING… IN-DEPTH coverage of today's festivities… There will be hot dogs for the men, lime rickeys for the girls, and amusements for all ages! "
Round Two
  • Newsboy: "A full transcript of the Prophet's recent address to YOU, THE COLUMBIAN PEOPLE on the holy forgiveness of our dear Lady Comstock, our beloved Mother of Forgiveness."

Statue ObserversEdit

New Eden Plaza (5)

Premise: A woman criticizes the statue of Zachary Hale Comstock and discuses an event she read about in the paper with her partner.

Location: New Eden Square, in front of Father Comstock's statue

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Female Civilian: "Hmm. Oh, that statue… I just think it fails to capture Father Comstock's absolute… you know… divinity!"
Round Two
  • Female Civilian: "Did you see the paper this morning?"
  • Male Civilian: "Mmm-hmm. Horrible what the Vox did…"
  • Female Civilian: "There's no sense in reasoning with these savages."
  • Male Civilian: "Comstock will handle 'em."

Life's No PicnicEdit

Premise: A mother teaches her son some discipline during their picnic.

Location: New Eden Square, on the grass by the statue of Father Comstock

Characters: Female and Boy Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Mother: " 'Like' does not matter to a Liberty Scout. There's no room for preference, only 'duty.' "
Round Two
  • Mother: "Fair? That's enough of that kind of talk. Sometimes I don't know if I'm raising a Duke… or a Dimwit."

Saltonstall SupporterEdit

Premise: A man expresses his political believes to his friends.

Location: New Eden Square, outside Hudson's Fine Clothing

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Saltonstall's alright, I tell ya. Says he's for faith, family, and fatherland. Who can be against all that?!"

Hudson's ShoeshineEdit

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Premise: A man talks about his problems while getting his shoes shined.

Location: New Eden Square, Hudson's Fine Clothing

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Never hire an artist, my dear fellow. They are a temperamental and unreliable lot to-a-man.
  • Shoeshiner: "Uh-huh."
  • Male Civilian: "I told him that the park is exceeding far behind schedule… th-th-the landscaping is half-finished, th-the statuary hasn't arrived, the fountain is full of rainwater, for God's sake. Even the marigolds are still unplanted. All work which should've been done months ago."
  • Shoeshiner: "Uh-huh."
  • Male Civilian: "Do you know what he told me? He said that he was 'tired.' That-that the work had taken much from him. I said "Good God, man, don't tell me about details! Just get it done!""
  • Shoeshiner: "Mmm-hmm."
  • Male Civilian: "You almost finished down there?"
  • Shoeshiner: "Yessir."

Curt's CustomersEdit

Premise: A couple is enjoying a cup of coffee while disusing the Vox Populi and their waiter.

Location: New Eden Square, sitting by a table outside Curt's Groceries & Meats

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Female Civilian:"Ugh! Vox Populi this, Vox Populi that… Now what does "Vox Populi" even mean, for heaven's sake?"
  • Male Civilian: "It's Latin. It means—"
  • Female Civilian: "Lah-tin? Ah-ah-ah!"
Round Two
  • Female Civilian: "You know, I thought I detected a hint of an accent from our waiter…"
  • Male Civilian: "Hmmm…"


Premise: A man assumes Booker's into sports and contemplates him.

Location: New Eden Square, on the porch of the building next to Curt's Groceries & Meats

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Male Civilian: "Good day, Citizen. You're looking fit."
Round Two
  • Male Civilian: "Sport, friend. I can tell you're a man who's keen on sport. I'm fond of the Greco-Roman style, you know. If you want, I can always teach you."

Water PlayEdit

Premise: Two children are playing in the spray of a fire hydrant.

Location: New Eden Square, by the fire hydrant aside the building next to Columbia Creamery

Characters: Boy Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Boy Civilians: [Laughter]

Parade Bridge GuardEdit

Premise: This policeman guards the bridge while the parade floats by and gives his wishes to the people waiting for the bridge to be open again.

Location: New Eden Square, by the bridge

Character: Police

Voice: Normal

If Booker approaches the bridge before the parade has finished
  • Policeman: "Sorry, pal, you gotta wait like all the rest."
When the bridge opens
  • Policeman: "All clear. Good luck at the raffle, folks."


Premise: A couple talks about the the important of choosing the right event to attend while passing over the bridge.

Location: New Eden Square, walking over the bridge to a bench

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "Picking the right event to attend on a day like this is serious business, you know. Can't be everywhere at once. You'll always miss something…"
  • Male Civilian: "That's why we're going to the raffle. I have a good feeling this year."

Strong in the SwordEdit

Premise: Citizen discuss one of their friends.

Location: New Eden Square, on the other side of the bridge, outside the Grocery

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "He's strong in the sword, but a bit weak in the key and the scroll, if you get my meaning…"


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Premise: A man walks up to the Grocery and flips a coin in to the tip box. Booker then (if the player chooses so) walks up to the box, questions the system and/or pays the tip box.

Location: New Eden Square, Grocery

Character: Male Columbia Citizen, Booker DeWitt

Voice: N/A, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Booker: "Honor system, eh?"
If Booker decides to pay the tip box
  • Booker: "Here you go."
If Booker decides to pay again
  • Booker: "That should cover it."

Flower SaleswomanEdit

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Premise: A fund seeker asks Booker to buy some flowers, Booker kindly declines.

Location: New Eden Square, outside Chas. A. White Supply

Character: Female Columbia Citizen, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Laura Bailey for Female Civilian,[1] Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Female Civilian: "Would you care for a boutonniere? We're raising money for the girl's patriotic league."
  • Booker: "Maybe next time."
  • Female Civilian: "You'd look dashing with one in your lapel. Come back if you change your mind!"


Premise: Two children play rock-paper-scissors.

Location: New Eden Square, outside Wilson Bros. & Company Bottling Works

Characters: Boy and girl Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Boy and Girl Civilians: [Playing the game]

Arguing CoupleEdit

Premise: A couple has a disagreement.

Location: New Eden Square, outside Wilson Bros. & Company

Characters: Male and Female Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • John: "I'd keep an eye on that kind of talk, friend. That kind of talk draws attention."
  • Female Civilian: "Oh, don't turn into some Finkton radical on me John. I do not want to be some character out of "I Married a Vox Populi," now do I?"

Monument Tower ObserversEdit

Premise: Two men observe and discuss Monument Tower.

Location: New Eden Square, standing by a fence near the Fairgrounds stairs

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Male Civilian 1: "Look at her, ain't she some kind of beauty. You know, that's where all the immigrants used to pass through."
  • Male Civilian 2: "Wish they still allowed average janes and joes to enter, you know you gotta be somebody now."
Round Two
  • Male Civilian 2: "Huh. I've always pictured it being more, you know… on-fire."

Double DateEdit

Premise: Two couples anticipate the evening and await their friend.

Location: New Eden Square, right by the stairs to the Fairgrounds

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Female Civilian 1: "I can't wait for tonight."
  • Female Civilian 2: "I agree!"
  • Male 1: "You keep saying that."
  • Male 2: "Should we go in?"
Round Two
  • Male 1: "Where's Matthew?"
  • Male 2: "I don't know what he sees in her."
  • Female Civilian 1: "Money."
  • Group: [Laughter]

New Eden Square Gate GuardsEdit

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Premise: Two policemen stop Booker DeWitt from passing through a gate.

Location: New Eden Square, Near the Fairgrounds entrance

Characters: Police, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Booker: "You wanna let me through here, pal?"
  • Policeman 1: "Ah. Street's closed for your safety, fella, they're pepping tonight's fireworks back there."
  • Policeman 2: "There's enough TNT back there to blow Peking to Kingdom Come…. Again."
  • Booker: "Road block. Better find another way around."

Vigor PresentationEdit


Premise: A barker presents Vigors to the people of Columbia while two Carnival Devils displays the powers of Bucking Bronco, Devil's Kiss, Possession and Shock Jockey.

Location: New Eden Square, Fairgrounds entrance

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: T. Ryder Smith, N/A

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  • Vigor Barker: "If I told you a man could shoot lightning from his fingers now, would you believe me? If I told you a man could hoist a one-ton stallion into the air, would you believe me? Well, friends, I am here today to tell: those are no flights of fancy! Those are no tall tales told behind the pool hall! No sir, No ma’am, those are VIGORS I’m talking about, brought to you courtesy of Mr. Jeremiah Fink himself! Who amongst you has tasted the divine gift of the vigor! One swig, and feats of wonderment are at the tips of your fingers! You know our Prophet is fair, you know our Prophet is kind, and he has asked, PERSONALLY asked Mr. Jeremiah Fink to bring to you these wonders. Praise be to our Prophet, and praise be to our fair city!"

Automated Stallion PresentationEdit


Premise: A recording plays on repeat, presents the Automated Stallion to the citizens of Columbia.

Location: Fairgrounds, Easter & Sons Premium Automated Stallions Stall

Characters: Recording (male voice)

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Recorded Message: "Developed by Fink Industries for our troops, now available to all citizens of Columbia!"
Round Two
  • Recorded Message: "Equus Mechanical - The Automatic Stallion! The Horse of the Future - Today!"
Round Three
  • Recorded Message: "He'll ferry you with ease to and from your place of business - or on a romantic evening ride with the missus! He hauls carriages, vending items, furniture, and more! From the heaviest item to your most delicate possession!"
Round Four
  • Recorded Message: "Equus Mechanical - He'll never tire, never throw, never hunger, never thirst, never break a leg, never befoul your stalls with filth."
Round Five
  • Recorded Message: "Equus Mechanical - Good enough for Columbia's finest - good enough for you!"

Alexander Hot Dog SellerEdit

Premise: A Hot Dog Vendor advertises his Alexander Hot Dogs.

Location: Fairgrounds, next to the Voxophone booth

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Hot Dog Vendor: "Hot dogs! Hot dogs! Alexander Hot Dogs! Columbia's Finest! Worth every cent!"
Round Two
  • Hot Dog Vendor: "Red hot hot dogs! Columbian as apple pie! Patriotic as a rifle! De-licious as a sweetheart's kiss!"
Round Three
  • Hot Dog Vendor: "Don't go hungry! Don't be sad! Alexander Hot Dogs make Columbia glad!"
Round Four
  • Hot Dog Vendor: "Hot dogs! Right he-ah! Getcher Alex-ander Hot Dogs right he-ah!"

Science EnthusiastsEdit

Premise: A couple appreciates the scientific wonders of their city.

Location: Fairgrounds, on a bench near the Voxophone booth

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "The advances in science and wonder we've seen in our lifetime… Soon enough, Fink and Lutece will be sending folks to the moon!"
  • Female Civilian: "Wouldn't that be something? Moon people…"

Automatic Stallion ObserversEdit

Premise: Citizens observe and discuss the Automatic Stallion.

Location: Fairgrounds, looking over the Easter & Sons Premium Automated Stallions Stall, near the Voxophone booth

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian 1: "Have you used one yet?"
  • Female Civilian: "Oh my, no!"
  • Male Civilian 2: "Oh, I have."
  • Male Civilian 1: "Liar!"
  • Male Civilian 2: "Honest! Nearly blew the windows out of my house!"
Round 2
  • Female Civilian: "They sound dangerous!"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Columbia's gifts should not be abused."
  • Male Civilian 2: "It was an accident!"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Hmm."

Sky-Line ObserversEdit

Premise: Citizens watch the Sky-Line presentation and discuss the rails.

Location: Fairgrounds, near the Sky-Line Sky-Line Stall.

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens.

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Riding the sky-line solo was originated by adolescents, you know. Little joyriders… Didn't even have proper tools for it. Fore Fink introduced the sky-hook, more than one of those damn fools went and broke their necks riding the darn things."

New Vigor DiscussionEdit

Premise: Citizens discuss the new Vigors displayed at the Fairgrounds.

Location: Fairgrounds, next to Voxophone presentation booth.

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens.

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "Have you sampled any of the new Vigors here today?"
  • Male Civilian: "I usually wait 'till Fink works out the kinks with them. It's safer that way…"

Vigor ConcernEdit

Premise: Citizens are discussing Vigors and their abilities.

Location: Fairgrounds, next to Hunt Down the Vox booth.

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens.

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "Right, but… I can't tell one from the other!"
  • Male Civilian: "Don't you know a damn thing? Vigors dispense more… aggressive aid. Like letting you breathe fire or that sort of nonsense…"
  • Female Civilian: "Oh-ho! And why would I want to do that?"

Handyman PresentationEdit

Premise: The barker at the Handyman Stall does presentations for the Handyman.

Location: Fairgrounds, Handyman Stall

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Handyman Barker: "Come on down and see the amazing Handyman! Is he man? Is he machine? Only Columbian ingenuity could create such an amazing marvel!"
Round Two
  • Handyman Barker: "Step right up and see the eighth wonder of the world! He's big! HE's bold! Only in our fair city will you see such amazing feats of technological prowess!"

Handyman ObserversEdit

Premise: A couple watches the Handyman Stall at a distance.

Location: Fairgrounds, near the Handyman Stall and Salts Machine

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Have you ever seen anything like it?"
  • Female Civilian: "He looks so sad…"
  • Male Civilian: "Sad?! When you're that strong, what's there to be sad about?"
Round Two
  • Male Civilian: "I bet he could lift that entire booth over his head!"
  • Female Civilian: "Strength isn't everything."
  • Male Civilian: "Oh, what do you know."

Ice Cream BuyersEdit

Premise: A couple has trouble choosing from the variety of ice cream flavors.

Location: Fairgrounds, up the stairs at a ice cream stand near the Possession booth

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "Four flavors?! That many? Why, what's wrong with good old vanilla?"
Round Two
  • Male Civilian: "I have a weakness for this ice cream business. It's my only vice."

Fellow SailorEdit

Premise: A man asks Booker about his past.

Location: Fairgrounds, up the stairs near the Possession booth, leaning on a wall near the playing children

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Howdy, sailor. What port do you call home? Any port in a storm… You know what I mean?"

Possession IntroductionEdit


Premise: Booker DeWitt is introduced to his first Vigor: Possession and uses the ability on the ticket machine.

Location: The Fairgrounds, by the Possession booth and the gates to the Path of the Scroll

Characters: Female Columbia Citizen, an Admission Machine, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Possession Hawker: "Has a pay telephone ever refused to connect you with a beloved spouse? Well! It's time to take back control from the men of metal! With Possession. YOU are the master! You will bend any machine to your will!"
Attempting to buy a ticket from the ticket machine
  • Automatic Ticket Taker: "Sorry pal, the raffle is all sold out! Entrance is reserved for dignitaries and very important personages alone."
  • Booker: "I'm guessing that don't mean me."
When approaching the Possession Hawker after failing to buy a ticket
  • Possession Hawker: "Wanna get into the lottery, handsome? Give that mechanical moron a taste of Possession. If you're looking to buy, you need only to say the word."
Grabbing the Vigor
  • Booker: "Give me one of those."
  • Possession Hawker: "With just a whisper, they're all ears…"
After ingesting the Vigor
  • Booker: "What the hell was that?"
After using Possession on the ticket machine
  • Automaton Ticket Taker: "Well. if it isn't Assemblyman Buford! Your spot at the raffle awaits. Don't know why I didn't recognize you before. Odd! Always good to have a gentlemen of your caliber at our fine fairgrounds!"

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Premise: Two girls play hopscotch while rhyming.

Location: Path of the Scroll, straight ahead from the Fairgrounds' exit

Characters: Girl Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Girls: "Songbird, Songbird, see him fly. Drop the children from the sky. When - the young ones - mis-be-have… Es-corts chil-dren to-their-grave… Ne-ver - back-talk - ne-ver - lie… Or-he'll-drop-you-FROM-THE-SKY!"

Booker's AdmirerEdit

Premise: Two women comments on Booker and one of them takes a liking in him.

Location: Path of the Scroll, sitting on a veranda, near the Fairgrounds' exit

Characters: Female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "Look at that one… he looks lost."
  • Mary: "He looks just fine to me."
  • Female Civilian: "Mary, you are a living, walking scandal."

Lady NewsEdit

Premise: A woman informs her friends about new stock, coming to a line of vending machines.

Location: Path of the Scroll, near the veranda by the Fairgrounds' exit

Characters: Female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Thomas and the WifeEdit

Premise: A couple discuss Lady Comstock.

Location: Path of the Scroll, down the road to the right of the the Fairgrounds' exit

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "My role model? Why, Lady Comstock, of course…"
  • Civilians: "The prophet bless her and keep her."
  • Female Civilian: "Oh, that poor woman, the things she suffered…"
  • Thomas: "Suffering don't make you holy."
  • Female Civilian: "Well, it certainly doesn't hurt."
Round Two
  • Thomas: "I believe all the prophet's teachings — but some people think that Lady Comstock not only designed the Columbian flag, but sewed every single one of them in existence… I mean, really…"
  • Female Civilian: "You know, Thomas, I don't make light of your beliefs. I would appreciate if you did not make light of mine… And in front of our friends!"

Sky-Hook introductionEdit

Skyhook on a Founder

Premise: A policeman showcase his new weapon to his colleague.

Location: Path of the Scroll, down the road to the right of the the Fairgrounds' exit

Character: Police

Voice: Normal

  • Policeman 1: "When did you get that?"
  • Policeman 2: "This little beauty? The whole division got them. If we're going to flush the Vox out of the sky-line system, we gotta have the best."
  • Policeman 1: "They got any openings in the group? I'd love to bust some Vox skull."

Raffle Square Gate GuardEdit

Premise: A policeman halts Booker from leaving the Raffle Square from behind a gate.

Location: Raffle Square, behind the now gated entrance from where Booker entered

Character: Police

Voice: Normal

  • Policeman: "Not getting out of here alive, Vox… What you've done?! Yer gonna burn…"

Comstock Center RooftopsEdit

A ProgressiveEdit

Premise: A man notices Booker in his home and assures him that he is not like the others in Columbia.

Location: Lansdowne Residence

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Hey, hey… It's all right. I'm not like the rest… I'm a progressive!"

Friends of the Negro Society MembersEdit

Premise: A couple argues about the rights of the black citizens and hides Booker DeWitt from the police.

Location: Montgomery Residence

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens, Male Police

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "Violence is not the answer! As much as I support her cause and her people, blood must not be shed."
  • Female Civilian: "What do you expect these poor negroes to do? How they treat them — it was bound to happen!"
  • Male Civilian: "Violence is not a foregone conclusion."
If Booker fires the gun before the couple notices him
  • Male Civilian: "Please! Please leave!"
Noticing Booker DeWitt
  • Male Civilian: "It's him! The one they're after… Go… they're looking for you."
Policemen knocks on the door and the residents reaction
  • Policeman: "Police! We're in need of your assistance!"
  • Female Civilian: "They're here!"
  • Male Civilian: "Shh! Keep your voice down!"
  • Policeman: "Alright, let's move on…"
When the police breaks in if Booker is noticed
  • Female Civilian: "Get out!"

The Witness & the CopEdit

CCR-Witness Sketch

Premise: A woman tries to give her testimony for a crime she witnessed to a police sketch artist.

Location: Residence, bottom floor

Characters: Female Columbia Citizen, Police

Voice: Normal

  • Female Witness: "He was taller than that slimmer. His eyes were farther apart."
  • Policeman: "Mmm-hmm. What color were his eyes?"
  • Female Witness: "Blue… No, green… hmm, I can't remember. His eyes were bigger than that… squinty."
  • Policeman: "Okay. Miss, can you recall his hair color?"
  • Female Witness: "It was, hmm… red and curly? He looked Irish to me. Yes, like that!"
  • Policeman: "Okay, what about his temperament?"
  • Female Witness: "Oh-ho-ho-ho! He was certainly an anarchist. You can spot them anywhere, you know."
  • Policeman: "Oh, I know."
  • Female Witness: "That's a close likeness."

False Shepherd PatrolEdit

Premise: Two policemen are on the search for Booker.

Location: Monument Island Gateway, abandoned island, outside the hotel and Cigar Shop

Character: Male Police

Voice: Normal

  • Policeman 1: "See anything?!"
  • Policeman 2: "Nothing! He's gone to ground."
  • Policeman 1: "Better start busting down some doors…"
  • Policeman 2: "I'm not busting down any doors… you know what kind of swells live here?"
  • Policeman 1: "Did you hear what this guy did?!"
  • Policeman 2: "What do you expect from an anarchist? Fitzroy's got 'em all trained like dogs… they go for the throat!"
  • Policeman 1: "And he draws blood today? Today of all days?"
  • Policeman 2: "You know what? Best we round up anybody who's got a kind word for the Vox. When it comes to an anarchist, word's just as bad as a deed."
  • Policeman 1: "I've been thinkin' the same thing… You think the Prophet's gonna let this pass? There's gonna be blood in Finkton a'fore long."
  • Policeman 2: "Serves 'em right. Anarchists, unionists, misogynists. We let 'em into our city, and look how they thank us."

Battleship BayEdit

Escort SeekerEdit

Premise: Booker asks a woman if she has seen Elizabeth. She responds with a no and says she's looking for an escort.

Location: Beach, under a parasol not far from the water

Characters: Female Columbia Citizen, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Booker: "You see a young girl? Uh, blue skirt …no?"
  • Female Civilian: "No, but I'm without an escort if you're looking to pass the time."

Looking for a Young GirlEdit

Premise: Booker tells a man that he's looking for a young girl (Elizabeth). The man takes this as chauvinism.

Location: Beach, near the fencing at the entrance to the maintenance building

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

  • Booker: "Hey, I'm looking for a young girl."
  • Male Civilian: "(chuckles) Who isn't, brother?"

Maintenance ManEdit

Premise: An Irish worker is discontent about his earning wages.

Location: Maintenance building, inside the pump room

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "The whole thing's rigged. All I want is fair pay for an honest day's work."

Beach-goers #1Edit

Premise: Booker asks two men if they've seen Elizabeth and they assumes he's drunk. They continue to talk about their acquaintance.

Location: Beach, near the entrance leading to the other part of the beach

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens, Booker DeWitt

Voice: Normal, Troy Baker for Booker DeWitt

Round One
  • Booker: "You fellas seen a girl around here? Uh, blue skirt, dark hair?"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Look at this one."
  • Male Civilian 2: "Why don't you sleep it off, chum?"
Round Two
  • Male Civilian 2: "I didn't want to say anything, but… what do you think of Bobby?"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Pearson?"
  • Male Civilian 2: "No. Miller."
  • Male Civilian 1: "I don't know. Why?"
  • Male Civilian 2: "He was always going on about the working man this and the working man that."
  • Male Civilian 1: "So?"
  • Male Civilian 2: "Well, first they're talking about the rights of the working man, and the next day they're throwing bombs through the window. I'm just saying."

Beach-goers #2Edit

Premise: Biased women discuss societal changes.

Location: Beach, near the entrance leading to the first part of the beach

Characters: Female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Female Civilian 1: "Everything's changing. People don't know their place anymore."
  • Female Civilian 2: "Tell me about it. An Oriental stopped me on the street and asked me for the time. Just like that!"
  • Female Civilian 3: "There should be a law."
  • Female Civilian 2: "I think there is."
Round Two
  • Female Civilian 3: "Francine went to lunch with that sky-line mechanic yesterday."
  • Female Civilian 2: "A mechanic?"
  • Female Civilian 4: "He makes a good living."
  • Female Civilian 3: "An Irishman can make a good living, but that doesn't mean I want to have lunch with one."

Beach-goers #3Edit

Premise: A male citizen takes about segregated beaches.

Location: Beach, across from the walkway

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian 1: "Ahhhh,this is the life."
  • Female Civilian: "I miss real beaches."
  • Male Civilian 2: "On real beaches, you've got to contend with all types of people sharing the water. Those people are not sanitary.
  • Female Civilian: "That's silly."
  • Male Civilian 2: "They get diseases you couldn't imagine. You don't believe me, take a trip to Finkton."

Beach-goers #4Edit

Premise: A group of men discuss the Vox Populi.

Location: Beach, near one of the changing rooms

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian 1: "That's what the Vox Populi do. Stir up the Paddies and the Negroes."
  • Male Civilian 2: "First it's labor unrest. Then they're coming for you in your bed."
  • Male Civilian 3: "Comstock should stomp them out. All of them cockroaches."

Darwinian LifeguardEdit

Premise: An annoyed lifeguard discusses controversial things with his mate while watching swimmers.

Location: Beach, near the entrance to the gift shop

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian 1: "Damn fools, should let them drown themselves."
  • Male Civilian 2: "Thin out the herd."
  • Male Civilian 1: "Well, that's positively Darwinian."
  • Male Civilian 2: "Whatever do you mean?"
  • Male Civilian 1: "Darwin. Charles Darwin."
  • Male Civilian 2: "Hey… keep your voice down."

Photo ShootEdit


Premise: Body builders and young girls are posing for a photographer.

Location: Beach, blocking the gift shop entrance (they will disappear after Booker encounters Elizabeth)

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Photographer: "All right, now… you're strong! Strong! Pretend you're Hercules. Right, that's great! All right, Miss… now put your hand a bit higher on the back of his leg. No? All right, it's fine where it is."
  • Body Builder: "Come on. Is this gonna take all day?"
  • Gorgeous Girl: "It is so hot."
  • Body Builder: [sneeze] "Does anybody have a handkerchief? This cold's gonna end me."
  • Gorgeous Girl: "I'm getting sand everywhere."
  • Body Builder: "Everywhere?"
  • Photographer: "I don't just do novelty shots, you know. I'm 90% certain that a gallery in Emporia is going to feature my work. 90%!"
Round 2
  • Gorgeous Girl: "Ugh. I'm not getting paid enough for this kind of work. I'm really a singer, y'know?"
  • Body Builder: "Anybody interested in getting a pint? I know a place."
Round 3
  • Beauty: "The sun. It is baking my skin."
  • Gorgeous Girl: "Ugh. If I get a tan. I won't work for weeks"
If Booker stands in the camera's way (the order might differ for the photographer)
  • Body Builder: "Move it!"
  • Gorgeous Girl: "C'mon, Mister, we're working here!"
  • Photographer: "Get out of my shot!"
  • Photographer: "No panhandling, fellow. Didn't you see the signs?"
  • Photographer: "I'm not going to warn you again!"
  • Photographer: "I-I'm not going to tell you again!"
  • Photographer: "Keep walking, pal."

Shocked CitizensEdit


Premise: Shocked citizens witness the destroyed Monument Tower.

Location: Upper Boardwalk, after leaving the gift shop

Characters: Female and male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "I don't understand… How could— How could this happen?! Why didn't the Prophet foresee this?!"
  • Frederick: "Who knows what the prophet sees… he tells us what he deems wise. It's okay, it's okay."
  • Female Civilian: "Oh, Frederick…" [Cries]

Assistance SpeculatorEdit

Premise: A women wonders why the Handyman is never around when needed.

Location: Upper Boardwalk, by the Arcade entrance

Character: Female Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian: "What I want to know is, why's there never a Handyman around when you need one?! What are they good for — except scaring people with their grotesque disabilities?"

Checkpoint DrunkEdit

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Premise: A drunkard points out to the checkpoint officers that Booker DeWitt looks suspicious and gets ignored.

Location: Arcade Entrance, by the checkpoint

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen, Police

Voice: Normal

  • Pete: "Look at this one… Hey, hey copper! Look at this one! He's suspicious, if you ask me!"
  • Policeman: "All right, all right. Quiet down there, Pete. Just go home and dry yourself out."

Planting KissesEdit

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Premise: A mother chastises her son.

Location: The Arcade, the right hall beyond the White Bathrooms

Characters: Female and boy Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Mother: "It's one thing to find out you're running around planting kisses on all the girls… but little Mary McCarthy? [gasp] And that horrid Erin O'Malley? If your father found out… Ugh! It is bad enough he has to employ those potato-eaters…"
  • Fredrick: [Cries]
  • Mother: "Oh, Fredrick, you leave me in such a state…"



Premise: A man complains about the service in front of his wife and a waiter.

Location: The Arcade, before the hall to the White Bathrooms

Characters: Male and female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Male Civilian: "I swear, the service gets worse here every time we come back."
  • Florence: "Hmm."

Time SeekerEdit

Premise: A woman asks Booker what time it is and Elizabeth responds.

Location: The Arcade, by the window near the stairs on the right to the Gondola Station

Characters: Female Columbia Citizen, Elizabeth

Voice: Normal, Courtnee Draper for Elizabeth

  • Female Civilian: "Kind sir, would you happen to have the time?"
If Elizabeth is near by
  • Elizabeth: "It's about… 7:30."
  • Female Civilian: "Oh… Thank you."

Modern WomanEdit

Premise: Two women gossip about their friend.

Location: The Arcade, near the stairs before the turnstile to the Gondola Station

Character: Female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Female Civilian 1: "She's working, is she?"
  • Female Civilian 2: "Yes, at a newspaper."
  • Female Civilian 1: "Well, that's the modern woman, I suppose."
  • Female Civilian 2: "Doesn't make it right."

Soldier's FieldEdit

Concerned MothersEdit

Premise: Two mothers let their children watch a Dimwit & Duke play while they nervously discuss the events of the day.

Location: Main Street, in front of the stage

Character: Female Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

  • Mother 1: "Okay. We'll just… let the children enjoy the show as long as they like… At least until the Prophet tells us more…"
  • Mother 2: "The Prophet will tell us what to do… I don't know what to tell the boys. They ask so many questions, and I just don't know the answers!"
Round Two
  • Mother 1: "You know, Sally's boy was in Comstock Center…"
  • Mother 2: "Has she had any word?"
  • Mother 1: "Not yet."
  • Mother 2: "Oh, Lord… Lord, Lord, Lord…"

Finkton DocksEdit

Leakage ExaminerEdit

Premise: A dockworker puts two and two together when seeing Booker and notes that Elizabeth passed through here, while he examines a leaking pipe.

Location: Beggar's Wharf, by a leaking pipe underneath a "Eyes Forward" poster, near the wharf's exit.

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Dockworker: "I saw that scrawny little thing prowlin' around here looking for passage out. She could use a meal, that one."

Fort Franklin PrisonerEdit


Premise: A prisoner is irritated by Booker's gaze.

Location: The Fort Franklin Pier, in a cell on the first floor prison

Character: Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Prisoner Cho: "Keep your eyes to yourself, Gweilo."

Finkton ProperEdit

The Clerks and the WorkerEdit

Premise: A desk clerk deals with a man seeking work, while his colleagues looks on.

Location: Worker Induction Center, upper floor, by the counter next to the central office

Characters: Male Columbia Citizens

Voice: Normal

Round One
  • Worker: "Sorry, sir, but I was led to understand that there was work here. All my forms are in order."
  • Desk Clerk: "Be that as it may, we are at quota."
  • Worker: "But I spent all I had left on the jitney from Baxton-Town, sir!"
  • Desk Clerk: "Well, we're taking all the class C hirelings we intend to take on at present, okay?"
  • Worker: "What if I come back tomorrow?"
  • Desk Clerk: "As of now, you don't work for Mr. Fink, so you are free run hither and yon."
Round Two
  • Clerk 1: "Glad it's HIS turn… I've had enough of REPEATING MYSELF to barley employable HALF-WITS…"
  • Clerk 2: "Oh, no… He has just another hour left. Get ready to put a smile back on that face and go greet the future of Fink Industries…"
  • Clerk 2: "Bless her and keep her…"

Frannie and Her Fellow GuardEdit

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Premise: One of Fink's guards tries his luck on one of the female guards and gets rejected. Booker kills them but when Elizabeth opens a Tear to an alternate Columbia, they are Merged back to life.

Location: Plaza of Zeal, Good Time Club, Basement

Characters: Male and female Soldiers

Voice: Normal

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  • Male Fink Guard: "C'mon, Frannie, you're a modern woman… it's nineteen TWELVE…"
  • Frannie: "It's gonna be TWO THOUSAND twelve before I'm interested in one like you."
After opening the Tear to an alternate Columbia
  • Male Fink Guard: "I'm Disgusted, DISGUSTING, sick SICK sick…"
  • Frannie: "Did I… Why am I STILL HERE…?"
  • Male Fink Guard: "I hate ONE of ME… WHO-DO-I-Hate?! Can't tell WHICH ONE… Two-in-here… WHO-is-the-I?! Which ONE hates WHICH?!"
  • Frannie: "Wh… What do we do now?"


Homeless Wife and MotherEdit

Premise: A homeless woman warms herself by a trashcan fire along her children, as she explains what led to her current situations.

Location: Shantytown, on the way to the Bull House Impound

Characters: Female Columbia Citizen.

Voice: Normal

  • Homeless Woman: "My Hank lost his job at the Fink plant and they evicted all of us…"

Deceased Handyman Photo ShootEdit

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Premise: Vox Populi members are posing for pictures by the body of Samuel Gerst, a Handyman they killed.

Location: Shantytown, outside the Graveyard Shift

Characters: Male Vox Soldiers

Voice: Normal

  • Vox Photographer: "Say cheese!"
  • Posing Vox 1: "Cheese!
  • Posing Vox 2: "Cheese!
  • Vox Photographer: "Okay, for this one, give a thumbs up! Ha ha ha… HILARIOUS! That's a great shot."
  • Posing Vox: [Laughs]
  • Vox Photographer: "One more. One more! For this one… everyone look really sad! Look like you're having the worst old time!"
  • Posing Vox: [Laughs]
  • Posing Vox 2: "Okay.. okay… one more… for posterity.
  • Posing Vox 1: "Ha-ha! This'll be a keepsake!



Citizens escape

Premise: A hovercraft is evacuating citizens from the Vox Populi. The driver informs them that they're running out of time and a husband tries to encourage his panicking wife to jump on to the craft. The hovercraft then leaves with all the citizen on spot with it.

Location: Port Prosperity, the Plaza

Characters: Male and Female Columbia Citizens, Driver (voice only)

Voice: Normal

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  • Driver: "The Vox are coming, we need to leave the dock! We need to push of immediately, the Vox are coming!"
  • Male Civilian: "Clo… Close your eyes and jump. You can do it. Come on you can do it! Just jump!"
  • Female Civilian: "I can't. I'm sorry. I can't do it. I'm afraid. Please don't make me go. Honey I can't do it. I cannot do it. I'm sorry! [Cries] I love you, but I can't do it. I'm sorry."
  • Driver: "You need to remove your belongings or we can't take any more people! The barge is full! You're going to have to remove some of your luggage if we're going to fit more people on deck!"
After the player leaves
  • Driver: "The barge is at full weight! We're taking off now, disembark!"

Monocle RobberEdit

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Premise: A Vox member robs a fleeing citizen and pushes him down a set of stairs.

Location: Port Prosperity, the Plaza

Characters: Vox Soldier and male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Vox Populi: "Where you going?"
  • Refugee: "I just want to leave… I didn't do anything."
  • Vox Populi: "Whaddya got, rich boy, huh?"
  • Refugee: "Take it - take it all!"
  • Vox Populi: "What's this, a monocle? What am I going to do with that?"
  • Refugee: [Screams]

Forced DanceEdit

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Premise: Vox Populi members have stripped an upper-class male citizen down to his full-body underwear and force him to slow dance with a female Vox Soldier while being taunted.

Location: Grand Central Depot, Ticketing

Characters: Male Columbia Citizen, male and female Vox Soldiers

Voice: Normal

  • Vox Populi: "Dance with the man! Come on, lift a leg, friend! A rich girl dances just as well as a poor one!"

Downtown EmporiaEdit

Wine TastingEdit

Premise: Two Vox Populi force a civilian to serve them wine.

Location: Harmony Lane, in the unnamed pub

Characters: Vox Soliders and Male Columbia Citizen

Voice: Normal

  • Vox Populi: "Yes, yes… More of your finest wine, James… Consider this "overdue recompense"… Or, wait, wait… "BACK TAXES"…"
  • Vox Populi: [Laughing]
  • James: "Oh, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you…"

Grave RobbersEdit


Premise: Vox soldiers are digging up graves in search of gold.

Location: Memorial Gardens, by the grave next to Robert and Rosalind Lutece's (only if the player enters Memorial Gardens before trying to open the gate to Comstock House in Victory Square)

Characters: Female and male Vox Soliders

Voice: Normal

  • Vox Soldier 1: "These Silver Eagles may lose their value, but gold… Gold always trades."
  • Vox Soldier 2: "Eh. Fella had some cavities…"

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The woman in the dialog from "Arguing Couple" mentions "I Married a Vox Populi" which is a reference to the 1949 film "I Married a Communist."
  • The scenes from "Evacuation" and "Monocle Robber" are reused from the BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Gameplay Demo.[2]
  • Prisoner Cho in "Fort Franklin Prisoner", calls Booker a "Gweilo", which is a derogatory common Cantonese Slang term referring to a Westerner.[3]


  1. BioShock Infinite on IMDb
  2. BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Gameplay Demo on YouTube
  3. Gweilo on Wikipedia

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