Gene Tonics are special serums made from processed ADAM that introduces modified stem cells into the body, allowing for genetic modification and mutation, giving the user what some might call "super powers". While active Plasmids require EVE for use, Tonics provide an effect merely by being equipped. Tonics are powerful, but excessive use of them leads to physical and mental addiction and instability. This was a major factor in the eventual downfall of Rapture society.
Gene Tonics, along with Plasmids, were the outcome of extensive research of ADAM by the brightest minds in Rapture, specifically Brigid Tenenbaum and Yi Suchong. As the ADAM industry grew in Rapture, many Businesses began to see product opportunities, two of the largest were Fontaine Futuristics led by Frank Fontaine and Ryan Industries led by Andrew Ryan. Eventually, both companies produced numerous medical and commercial Gene Tonics and Plasmids. By the end of 1958 and the "death" of Frank Fontaine, Ryan nationalized Fontaine Futuristics and became the main supplier of both Plasmids and Gene Tonics. Unfortunately, the technology was also used to produce powerful weapons which unbalanced society.
Gene Tonic ListingsEdit
- Main article: BioShock Gene Tonics
- Main article: BioShock 2 Gene Tonics
- Main article: BioShock 2 Multiplayer Gene Tonics
Behind the scenesEdit
- As hacking was illegal in Rapture, it is a bit illogical that specific hacking tonics would be sold at Gatherer's Gardens.