a theory (spoiler alert) Edit

Subject Delta was formerly known as a deep-sea explorer called Johnny Topside. He accidently discovered Rapture during one of his explorations, causing a commotion within the city. Andrew Ryan decides to apprehend Johnny for the safety of his city's secrecy, and was involuntarily selected to be one of the first (and only) Alpha series to successfully bond with a Little Sister. This is confirmed by Stanley Poole in Dionysus Park. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Superlogan7437 (talkcontribs) 13:34, 2010 February 12. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

how is this a theory when it's confirmed in game? 22:25, February 12, 2010 (UTC)
It wasn't confirmed that his real name was Johnny Topside. Stanley said they called him so and that he found the city on his own. My better guess is that they called him so because he came from the surface. However, I think Mark's character --as an outsider looking for his missing daughter who found his way to Rapture, explains a lot about Delta; from finding the city to becoming a big daddy and his search for Eleanor. Kelzow20 02:42, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Little Sister Rhymes Edit

As Delta awakens, a little sister is heard rhyming. I managed to catch the last line where she says: In the house of upside down, found is lost and lost is found. Kelzow20 03:51, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Suchong? Edit

In the history section it says Delta likely killed Suchong, but in the trivia section it says that's not true. Not sure how to sort that out, so I mention it here. 01:18, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

I don't see how the audio diary left by Gil disproves the theory that Delta kills Suchong. If anything, I think it makes it more evident that he did kill him. The diary states, right in the first sentence, that Suchong was killed due to his carelessness, and that Gil is picking up where he left off. He reaffirms that the Big Daddy's bond is evident when the girl is threatened, but that the bond is not strong enough when the girl (Eleanor) is left unharmed. So to me, this means that Gil was still working on Delta (because Delta showed potential), but that there was still some work needed to make the bond complete. The diary Suchong leaves in the first Bioshock shows that he is clearly frustruated that the Big Daddy (Delta) is not imprinting to Eleanor properly, thus leading to his mistake of striking Eleanor and leading to his demise when Delta is more bonded than he thinks. --RaptureWhaleFan 00:34, February 15, 2010
"This disproves any theories that Delta killed Yi Suchong (as derived from the audio diary Protection Bond). "
I remember hearing some log in Bioshock 2 about the Big Daddies initially regarding the Little Sisters as not unlike house plants unless provoked. Maybe Delta initially regarded Elanor like this during the time Suchong slapped her and invoked Delta's wrath, and then later the more empathic bond was created?
Here's the tape. I think it's in the amusement park (either that or the resort:
"Doctor Suchong's death was a nasty blow to the Protector program, but I'm gradually settling into his role, picking up the slack that his carelessness left behind. We are gaining steam again, but I'm not satisfied. Yes, the "Big Daddy" defends the girl... but he is programmed only for the fight, like a sheepdog who wanders off unless a wolf is tearing at his flock. When no aggressor is present, he regards his Little Sister as he might a common houseplant. We need something more, something stronger: an unbreakable physiological bond."
--MadCat221 07:10, February 15, 2010 (UTC)
Nice theory but it doesn't disprove anything. When Suchong slapped her delta got pissed and then drill him. If anything youre theory proves it more. Runrun265
Delta was created by Gil Alexander, after Suchong's death. Before Gil, there were only bouncer's and rosies. The alpha series was developed after them, then finally the rumbler was introduced. Suchong was not murdered by Delta. This theory is so old and stupid, I'm sick of hearing it. Anyone who follows the storyline closely knows that there is no way that this could be.Kumasaki 02:43, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
youve gotten your facts wrong, alpha series came first then Bouncers and Rosies. read the wikia pages. GeneralOwnage55 The Message Box 02:50, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I kind of wonder if they overlapped in creation, and it's just that their bonding abilities were different at the times. Who knows the true order, but Alpha Series showed the first successful bond of a Big Daddy to a Little Sister. ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 03:08, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
Wow...suchong clearly wasn't alive, as it is under gil's watch that the alpha series is SUCESSFULLY bonded, meaning delta was created after suchong. Gil even goes so far as to say something to the affect of wishing suchong were there. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 22:34, 2011 April 4. Please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~.

Okay, I'm going to add my part to this conversation. I don't think Delta could have killed Suchong because(1)The drill he is impaled with is a bouncer's drill which is always attached to said big daddy but Delta's drill is removable. And (2) A bouncer with a missing drill is present on the way to the Hephaestus core in Bioshock one.

The canon timeline here is inconsistent as Gil says in his audio diary (Improving on Suchong's work) that the bond wasn't fully completed yet meaning the man who becomes Delta was probably still in Persephone leading to the conclusion that Alpha, Beta or Gamma could have killed him but the bouncer's drill and bouncer with the missing drill say otherwise.This may be so as the Alpha Series wasn't conceptualized yet.

p.s.Could not post under section 3 as it would just stick up against the other text. 01:03, August 16, 2011 (UTC)Phoenixstorms

well as i have played bioshock 1 and 2 for 8 years still playing delta was made first to test the bonding then the other bigdaddys came delta was here in 1958 to 1968 jack was there and gone in 1960 so sorry correct me if im wrong.

Delta's face??? Edit

In the Neutral ending... is it just me or can you see his face a little bit in the reflection, when he looks in the sea? i could've sworn i saw some kind of eye line and nose... =/ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Batjimi (talkcontribs) 21:11, 2010 February 16. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Nah, that's Eleanor's as she extracts Delta's memories and drives they become one. -- Kelzow20 23:45, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
Delta face

Delta's Face

Hey, I just noticed that when you come out of the Vita chamber you can (slightly) make out lights from the inside of his helmet illuminating his face. Have a look:

Hmm...i kinda see something that looks like a moustashe and a face, but it's hard to tell. cool find though!
*** $$$ Little sister7364 $$$ ***
Partial reflection of Eleanor. ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 03:12, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

That's definitely Delta's face. Looks like he has a huge nose, large bags under his eyes, and (at least) a moustache. Considering how hard it must be to open that helmet for regular grooming, he likely has a beard. But that's definitely not Eleanor. If it were somehow a reflection then the image would be wildly off instead of straight on. Funny how the Neutral Good ending is the only one where you can actually get a look at what your character's face looks like. -- Me 00:19, December 12, 2010

I've played through to that ending a few times, and I agree with you. It does seem like an odd choice on the developers' part. I think it is meant to highlight the idea that this is the only ending in which Delta keeps his individuality- in all the other endings Eleanor absorbs his consciousness, so we see her face reflected instead. Personally, I don't like the idea of seeing Delta's face... it separates me from the feeling of me being Delta. ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 01:24, December 14, 2010 (UTC)

Delta's DeathEdit

Is it really accurate to say that Delta's death is "by choice"? In every ending, he dies. Eleanor taking Delta's ADAM to transfer memories and experiences doesn't save his life. --RaptureWhaleFan 16:47, February 16, 2010

Well, he is actually dead person revived for a reason. As Eleanor struggles to define herself --what she is and what she wants to be, the only one who can help shaping her identity is Delta. For every choice there's an effect and Eleanor learns from every choice Delta makes. The only ending where Delta dies is when he chooses to sacrifice himself, thus to redeem Eleanor from his legacy. Otherwise she will inherit his survival (killing) or forgiving instinct. (Such ending suggests they become one person!) // Kelzow20 23:52, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
Okay, so even taking that into consideration, can you not agree that the entity that is Subject Delta is no more by the end? --RaptureWhaleFan 02:36, February 17, 2010
Sure :) // Kelzow20 11:07, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Delta doesn't get killed in kashmir restaurant he's killed in the adonis luxury resort. you know because in the beginning when he looks out the window you see the adonis sign as well as when he runs into the room where lamb is you can see the adonis sign at the top of the screen. Runrun265 17:41 march 1, 2010

i have a theory: he is stuck in Rapture now.
Why? Remember, A little sister re-routed the entire Vita-Chamber network. shouldn't that mean he got revived? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HunterMan51 (talkcontribs) 17:10, 2010 April 12. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
No Delta was only stuck because Eleanor was down there why eles would they be going to an escape boat? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Griffinp299 (talkcontribs) 19:22, 2010 June 25. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Delta's nameEdit

I dont think the deta has anything to do with the greek alphabet.
Delta has a variety of meanings, and it being the 4th and someone just assuming that means hes the 4th daddy is not the best option to take.

Delta in economic mathematics means "change", not money change, but the change in one variable vs another, which the symbol is a triangle.

However, the one of the meanings of delta is to do with water, which fits well with this game. The Delta is where a river will meet into a larger body of water, such as an ocean, it creates a triangle shape. Basically the water version for a Fork in the Road, which could fit well with the story seeing as how you can take a good/evil path and its to do with water. Also symbol is a triangle. This name was also given to this by the greeks, and the greeks named an island after it.

"Delta - Noun : a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water; "the Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta"

Also to back up how this wouldnt fit with the greek alphabet. Remember that Alpha Daddies came after Delta, and Alpha means the #1, the top, the best, the opposite of Omega which is the worst (the saying I am the Alpha and Omega literally means the person is saying hes the best and worst, and everything in between). Beta would be unfinished, and Delta is technically an unfinished model right, and hes the best? So why is he called delta, wouldnt Alpha-Beta fit better?
I just think that the meaning fits alot better with the definiton that has to do with water, rather than the 4th in line.

Anyways, thats just my 2 cents, I think it makes more sense than the Greek theory, tell me what you think. Kewlcrayon 00:37, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Actually the saying "I am the Alpha and the Omega" means "I am the first and the last". Alpha is the first in the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last. Delta was not considered the best, only successful, proving that a Big Daddy could be bonded with a Little Sister and treat her not as if she were invisible after protecting her. Delta was not unfinished seeing as he was fully operational and functional in 1958 and even so 10 years later. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Honeyandvinegar (talkcontribs) 04:01, 2010 February 17. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Yes for the alpha/omega, but essentially it means the same. And I guess you're right that delta isnt the best/unfinished, I'm not huge on the bioshock 2 storyline. But still you can see how the name Delta more closely relates to the triangular shape that occurs when a river merges with a larger body of water (ie. ocean), rather than being related to him being the 4th of his kind. Just because delta's most prominant meaning is of the 4th letter in the greek alphabet, doesnt mean its the most probably reason of choice for his name, I mean... there are so many different meanings to the word delta, and the one that sticks out most to me is the one that has to do with water and essentially a river to ocean fork which could be a metaphor for deltas possible moral alignment. Kewlcrayon 05:13, February 17, 2010 (UTC)
That is an interesting theory, but Subject Delta's name is a Greek designation for his place in the Alpha Series prototype line, beyond a reasonable doubt. Evidenced in Alpha Series (Audio Diary).
BlueIsSupreme 06:41, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Vita Chambers Edit

Wait I'm confused if Jack and Andrew can be revived at da vita chambers then why is delta revived is he related to Jack and Andrew Ryan? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by At0micb0mb123 (talkcontribs) 02:11, 2010 February 18. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The reason why you are revived in Vita-Chambers is a bit of a spoiler in the story. Let's just say that it's not a plot hole. Do not read past this point if you want to remain unspoiled.................. Okay, you've been warned. Elanor has found she has the means to telepathically guide Little Sisters around. Elanor is also probably 200+ on the IQ scale. Via the Little Sisters, she managed to program Vita-Chambers with Delta's genetic key. Look behind you when you first start the game... That's how you came back after 10 years. That's also how she leaves you little presents; it's not her directly, but Little Sisters sneaking away from their rounds doing it on her command.--MadCat221 07:21, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

How can he die? Edit

It said he was dying of a broken bond but how can this be? It was never made clear that big daddies could die from broken bonds, sooooooooo, how can this be? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Naruto fan 6 (talkcontribs) 15:25, 2010 March 7. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

It's said many times in the game, especially Fontaine's Futuristics that if an Alpha Series wanders too far from a Little Sister, it will go into some sort of coma. I don't recall if tis feature was removed from future Big Daddies like Bouncers and Rosies. Ant423 21:12, March 7, 2010 (UTC)Ant423
Alpha series were pairbonded with their little sisters, meaning if they wandered to far from them, they were sent into a coma. For some reason the rest of alpha series went mad after their little sisters were rescued by Tenebaum or killed by splicers, instead of a coma, which delta seems to suffer from when eleanor is nearly killed by her mother. Its possible that because eleanor is no longer a little sister, the effects were lessened for delta, or that because the way the other little sisters were killed or rescued, the immense trauma caused by these sent the Alpha series big Daddies insane. Engineer2412 10:39, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Delta's Plasmid's Edit

I was wondering if delta was already spliced when he was made a BD, then why do you have to get them again (this is stated by Gil Alexander in the plasmid theater)? GeneralOwnage55 The Message Box 02:40, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, he was originally there to display plasmids to onlookers. Then they made him into Alpha Series Delta. Most Alpha Series also started out like that. It's just that the re-introduction to plasmids in Adonis was so long after, it gave a strong effect, not to mention they probably removed normal plasmids from his system when they converted him. ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 03:19, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

What does Delta, along with the other Alpha Series, look like without their suit or helmet on? Edit

I was always curious and very eager to find out what these kinds of Big Daddies look like, so what would they look like??? I mean, they are apparently heavily spliced and would probably look all big and deformed. Delta and other Alpha Series make monstrous shrieking noises unlike production model Big Daddies, and it doesn't really sound like their voice-box was modulated, but it might give a sign of how gruesome and grotesquely mutated they are. Also, the Alpha Series in Fontaine Futurastics have rips in the leather parts of their suits, which reveals swollen, bubbly, lumpy skin with veins and there is even cracks on the side of their helmet where you can see a little bit of the inside and it looks like a kind of green, bloodied, wrinkly brain inside. Some people say that Delta and the Alpha Series are just normal people brain-washed and concealed into their suits, but I highly doubt it. So someone please anwser my question if you have any ideas. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Space Pirate Commander (talkcontribs) 17:12, 2010 April 11. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Check this video out. Whether you take it seriously or not is up to you. Ant423 04:26, April 12, 2010 (UTC)Ant423
Thanks, for the link. But I think we'll just have to wait until 2k decides to show us what they look like, maybe in another sequel or even the Single Player DLC the developers have been working on. I be kinda disappointed to find out a Big Daddy would like a normal human being, because The Big Daddies are vert unique to me and I like monsters. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Space Pirate Commander (talkcontribs) 21:02, 2010 April 12. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Personaly, I think Delta's face was ment to be left to the imagionation of the player. For instance, When I picture his face I picture little sister eyes and something covering his mouth and nose which is why it still sounds like he's breathing from something when he takes his helmet off. The other Alpha Series are all deformed and such because something happens after they get separated from there Little Sisters. But again, it's all just opinion. 07:31, July 25, 2010 (UTC)Little Brother
You know, now that you say that it actually kinda' makes sense. I'd also imagine him to be bigger than a normal human, have sickly pale skin, and lacking hair.
Space Pirate Commander 19:32, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

Delta's Suit Edit

Okay, so how is it possible for Delta to take off his helmet if it is grafted to his skin? This is sort of a strange phenomenon if he is a big daddy.--Fatmouth7 14:03, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Read the Alpha Series article, it explains it. 20px-80.png El Ammo Bandito, "¿Sería tan amable?" 15:25, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
Delta takes off his helmet in the first video —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Griffinp299 (talkcontribs) 19:34, 2010 June 25. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Johnny Topside. Edit

What if Subject Delta was Eleanors father, that would explain why he feels so attached to her, he feels the need to find her. Perhaps Sofia Lamb wanted Eleanor to be experimented on and "Johnny Topside" didn't like his daughter being a test subject so faught back. So Sofia turned to Ryan and used him to put Johnny in jail......and so later became Subject Delta, but at the same time the chances of her being his little sister is few and far between so.....—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Project Alpha (talkcontribs) 20:48, 2010 April 18. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The idea of Delta being Eleanor's father is something that the developers considered early in the development of the game. Just look at the trivia section of the Eleanor Lamb page. However, they never used it in the game so it isn't considered canon. ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 21:50, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, boyo. That's a bad little hypothetical story. Flaws: Sofia didn't want Eleanor to be "experimented on", and Ryan hated Sofia's guts, so helping her he will ain't be not, no how. :D! <3 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 02:08, 2010 May 9. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
As Gardimuer said, the developers were planning to make Delta her father, although that was it. They were intentionally going to make it as bare as that. His DNA was to be obtained through a DNA archive and all, and none of it would suggest anything else different from the current story. I'd just be a tacked on idea. ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 02:21, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
I think that johnny Topside is Eleanor's biological father and when Stanley Poole tried to sabotage Sophia Lamb by turning Eleanor into the little sister orphanage. Johnny Topside somehow found out about it and when he tried to rescue her. he was captured and turned into a big daddy, and was partnered up with Eleanor.and i think that they were the first ones to be bonded and Andrew Ryan did so because he thought that the emotional and biological attachment between a father and daughter would have more of a success rate for bonding and he used that bond to come up with the name big daddy and programmed all the others based on Johnny topside and Eleanor father daughter relationship. So to Ryan it was killing two birds with one stone.He would create a perfect prototype bonding experiment to build off from and it would be Sophia's husband and child.Thus, he would ultimately hurt her because he hated her. and the result was Sophia going completely insane from the loss and starting the family.Bigdaddy 707 21:58, December 9, 2010 (UTC)Big daddy 707
Well, sorry for contradicting you, but you are wrong about that man's story. All we know about him is that he discovered Rapture by accident in an advanced diving chamber (earning him his nickname "Johnny Topside"). Stanley Poole turned him to Ryan who suspected him to be a spy. The rest of his story was only coincidences linked to Rapture's fall and Eleanor, and he could not be Eleanor's biological father. But I would like to learn more about his past life on the surface, especially his true name. Maybe the novel scheduled for March 2011 will tell us that story. --Pauolo 22:23, December 9, 2010 (UTC)


How can Delta drink or eat, I mean he has a helmet on. :)ŖЁĠͧŤ3ŔẼĎ ₵ΘИ†®|฿ŪŢÖṜ:PHi 02:57, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Because it is a video game Michael RyanTalk 02:59, May 25, 2010 (UTC)
Watch this Zero Punctuation video; he explains everything :3 (just kidding). ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 00:26, May 26, 2010 (UTC)
He's able to take the helmet off, so that's how. They don't show the animation of either Jack or Delta picking up, unwrapping and eating the food so why would their be an animation for removing the helmet? It's just kinda assumed that's what happens.Ilovefuzzykittens 01:07, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

Interesting Imagery Edit

Two-Tone of Subject Delta image found on a "Trials" page of the Japanese BioShock 2 Site. The Japanese version of Gamespot also has (an) interesting image(s). We should check Japanese sites for BioShock 2 images, they seem to find it all. ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 04:32, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Little Sisters called Delta "Daddy" instead of "Mr.B/Mr.Bubbles". Edit

So,uh,anyone with me?OK,you see,throughout the games,as you progress,you notice that the Little Sisters keeps calling him "Daddy" instead of Mr.B/Mr.Bubbles.Which leads me to these question(s):

Were any Little Sisters bonded to the Alpha Series meant to be called them that way?I know Eleanor called him that way once in the opening credit(later time,"Father"),but do any Little Sisters did that,too?

Secondly,but not really important:Is it supposed to be more affectionate than calling him Mr.B?I know some do,but not to most ;P —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Snake Valentine (talkcontribs) 09:32, 2010 July 21. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The Little Sisters call Delta "Daddy" because of their connection to Eleanor. She explains it in a radio message in Persephone: "The other Sisters are made from me, in part. As they grow up in Rapture, I feel it all. When you were with the little ones, they trusted you as their Father, because of me. " ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 19:49, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Number 10 on Delta's right wrist. Edit

I was watching the Neutral ending of the game and I noticed a number 10 on his right wrist. Does it mean anything? I mean, he wasn't the tenth Alpha made or anything like that... 07:37, July 25, 2010 (UTC)Little Brother

Probably no one will see this since its 2015, but I'll say it anyway. Thats actually an 01 (you're probably reading it upside down) which apaarently all Alpha Series have on their wrists. Don't know what its supposed to mean or indicate about the Big Daddy. Apparently the Alpha Series from Protector Trials (i call him Subject Alpha because I first found out the 01 wrist thing on him) and Sigma have it too. Again I dont know what it means. 02:50, December 1, 2015 (UTC)

Photos Of Subject Delta: Normal Alpha Series? Edit

Am I the only one who noticed that Delta is not dual wielding in any of his photos even though he does so for pretty much the entire game? Should this be in the trivia? I think that it also should be noted that the picture of Subject Delta holding a Rivet Gun shows him using a Production Model Rivet Gun and not the Prototype Model. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ohshizim15 (talkcontribs) 14:11, 2010 August 7. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

A lot of the security photos contain inaccuracies. For instance, there is one in Pauper's Drop that shows an image of Delta in Siren Alley. The security photos were probably made before the levels, weapons, and combat system were finalized. ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 20:03, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Porthole Helmet Glow Edit

Has anyone noticed that the portholes on his helmet glows when he looks at his reflection in the beginning of the game like in the opening when he sees his reflection in the glass tube and the puddle of water, too? Same with the CGI Launch trailer, although I know that's not canon, just promotional usage. Also, Subject Omega's(Augustus Sinclair) portholes glow and so does Subject Sigma in Minerva's Den when his pictures of him are shown. Is it possible that an Alpha-Series eyes glow like a Little Sisters when they're are fuctional, and stop glowing if they die or under the effects of the Fail-Safe Process, like the enemy Alpha-Series that are encountered?Space Pirate Commander 04:01, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

I was under the impression that the glow was from a light within the diving helmet. AzureSN 14:25, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

1957 - Johnny "Topside" came to Rapture ? Edit

I just finished The Protector Trials and the last thing you unlock sketches of another opening scene for BioShock 2. It features someone (guessing "Johnny Topside") in 1957, in the Mid-Atlantic, diving underwater in an advanced (as it seemed) diving chamber from the ship USS Jani to a certain deepness (where the chamber begin to suffer water pressure). Then the diver left the chamber and walk to the edge of a cliff, discovering Rapture. As he looked over the city, torpedoes are launched, making him step back and fall to his chamber, then end of the cinematic. My question is, should we include that as official content since a good part of it is confirmed by the game? --Pauolo 18:48, March 31, 2011 (UTC)

Sounds awesome; I can't wait to see that in the DLC. As for putting that info in the article, I don't know. It would be great to treat it as fact, but for most other removed content (such as the removed Audio Diaries in BioShock) we don't consider it fact, no matter how plausible it is, until the developers tell us it is canon. It would be a good thing to put in the trivia section, though. ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 20:10, March 31, 2011 (UTC)
The only way to know is to wait until July for that book and to hope that the author had introduced that event in it and other things to clarify the story a bit. --Pauolo 20:53, March 31, 2011 (UTC)

Subject Delta neutral ending Edit

Hey guys, anyone else notice that in the neutral ending the sacrifice option Delta turns to look at Eleanor? If you look closely when he moves his hand you see him turning his head.

But in the ending article(which I can't seem to find) It says he spends his last moments looking at his reflection.

Can someone verify this for me? 00:21, August 5, 2011 (UTC)Phoenixstorms

Actually, in the Rapture Storyline article, it says he turns to look at Eleanor one last time before dying. Where did you see the erroneous description? --Willbachbakal 02:25, August 5, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, bro. The incorrect description is in the choice ending article on the Eleanor Lamb page, and I quote:
Eleanor then drags the dying Delta to the edge of the water, and he spends his last moments staring at his reflection while Eleanor cries and contemplates the loneliness ahead of her.
Thanks again for the verification! 04:01, August 6, 2011 (UTC)Phoenixstorms

Luger Edit

seems like it has a longer barrel right? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22 (talkcontribs) 20:05, 2011 September (UTC). Please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~.

Free will Edit

Since subject sigma also posesses free will, is this common to all alpha series, cuz it was often mentioned that delta has free will only because of tenenbaum removing his conditioning, listen to the audiodiary "freeing father" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 08:12, 2011 December 3 (UTC). Please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~.

Removed TriviaEdit

I moved the following notes out of the "Behind the Scenes" section because this kind of information does not belong there. ~Gardimuer 15px-Physical_Tonic.png ʈalk } 22:14, June 28, 2012 (UTC)
  • Despite having a helmet on, Subject Delta can still eat and drink.
  • Subject Delta and Subject Sigma are the only Big Daddies seen with the ability to take off their helmets (although the player is unable to see their faces). While this may be common to all Alpha Series, no others have been seen doing so to date. Production model Big Daddies (e.g. Rosies, Bouncers, and Rumblers) were created by grafting their organs into their suits, making helmet removal seemingly impossible.
  • The Little Sisters almost never call Delta "Mr. B./Mr. Bubbles", including his bonded Little Sister Eleanor, who only ever addresses Delta as "Father" and, when she was young, "Daddy".
  • In a security photo labeled "Shoot On Sight" seen on TV screens in the game, Delta appears to be holding a Rosie's Rivet Gun and not the one the player receives in the game. In another, labeled "Interloper", Delta appears to be holding the Rivet Gun he actually uses in the same manner as the Rosie's Rivet Gun shown in the "Shoot On Sight" photo.
  • During the sequence where the player controls a Little Sister in Outer Persephone, Delta's armor is colored gold and white, while the symbol on his hand is colored in jade. This is due to the Little Sister's mental conditioning, which allows her to see Rapture in an a much cleaner way, hence Delta looking more "colorful." Little Sisters may see all Big Daddies like this.
  • Subject Delta, along with Subject Sigma, are the only known Alpha Series to use a Drill.
  • Subject Delta is mentioned in BioShock: Rapture, both as his former self and his Alpha self.

Possible? Edit 19:37, October 30, 2013 (UTC)DanTalkBioshock

So i heard that Alpha series includeing Topside (Delta) Cant go far away from their FIRST Bond which is Eleanor.... or eles they go into a coma but since Delta was the first Succesful alpha series to bond with a Sister will they Start creating More Alpha Series to go around Rapture the whole City with a sister?

Im saying like If their is a BIOSHOCK 3 Based on rapture NOT THE INFINITE DLC!!!

Ok back on track so im saying like if their is a Bioshock 3 Going along the BS1 And 2 story line is it possible for them to Create Alpha's Walking with Other sisters?

Or even a new Big sister Like a Big brother?

An interesting picture ...Edit

Testxyz (talk) 16:51, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

What happened to the other people who were with 'Johnny Topside' when he found Rapture ?Edit

"Before his arrival in Rapture, the man who would become Subject Delta was a deep sea diver who conducted an  investigation of the many ship and submarine disappearances in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Iceland. While  surveying the area in an advanced diving chamber he accidentally discovered the hidden city"

Diving bells/submersibles (being complicated machinery) require large support ships (which they dont move far away from).  Rather hard to believe that they did not see The Lighthouse, which is in the close proximity to Rapture.   Surveying usually takes place from the ship and only when they find something do they go below in a 'dving bell' (they have a limited time to stay down and extensive preparations each 'dive').  Such ships have at least a basic crew and the people required to maintain the undersea vehicle.

This is not a case of "The Adventures of Tom Swift and his Amazing Sub"

Expeditions to the North Atlantic with deep diving vehicles isnt quite the same as a trip to the beach.

So what happened to them - the crew - the collegues?   If 'Johnny'  had any fame, wealth, relatives, investors, bakers, collegues, his disappearance (with or without his support ship also mysteriously disappearing) it would be heard of in the press - moreso if his entire exploration expedition suddenly vanished (possibly bringing even significant 'investigations' and 'searches'  even before Jack's ill-fated airliner crash). 14:10, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
That's an unused introduction video for BioShock 2 which can be unlocked in Protector Trials. Watch it until the end and you'll understand what happened to his ship (and the vast majority of those who approached the city). Also please sign your posts on talk pages. Pauolo (talk) 11:13, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Cute bit of fantasizing.  At least they had Rapture not rediculously deep. 
The Issue mentioned wasnt what happened to the ship so much as all the things that happen when it doesnt return (again also close enough to see the lighthouse which I doubt has a cloaking device making it invisible) 14:10, July 4, 2014 (UTC)

This is fiction, of course there's a bit of fantasizing. In the same way an underwater city is completely unrealistic, yet that didn't keep me from playing the games knowing it was an impossible setting. As for what happened when the ship was reported missing, there's nothing about it in-game nor in Something in the Sea so I don't see why would you care about it. Pauolo (talk) 15:18, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Because if they are going to leverage history and real issues or just make something with a story, I prefer it not to be a hack job.   It usually doesnt take that much more effort to create a story that has details that make sense - more than just window dressing for a shoot-em-up slaughterfest. 14:05, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Removed Behind the Scenes Edit

The following Behind the Scenes note(s) were removed from the article because: Too speculative.
  • In the good ending of the game it is known that Subject Delta didn't actually die. As stated by a audio log, a Big Daddy needs to be with a little sister, if the big daddy is not with a little sister for a rather long period of time he will enter a temporary coma. In the good ending you cure all the little sisters, making them human ( also making them unable to bond with delta ) while his limited time of being away from a little sister runs out, putting him in a temporary coma that he most likely will wake up from. / Summary / Delta Survives in the " Good Ending " and the " Justice Ending ".

Mainframe98 talk·blog·edits 13:09, July 28, 2017 (UTC)

Not only is it to speculative, it's incorrect. Eleanor states the following in game: "Father... it's me, Eleanor. I'm so sorry... Mother stopped my heart, long enough to sever our bond. Staying near me won't stop you from dying now... or worse. But I can still help you escape! This Little Sister's brought you something that will allow you to take control of her."
Sorry, but Delta is dead. sm --Solarmech (talk) 15:08, July 28, 2017 (UTC)
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