Not sure how late I am to the party here. I've been watching a longplay of Bioshock, a game I've never played, and I started making some connections that I'm wondering if other people have already made.
I know Bioshock's story was inspired by the works of Ayn Rand and is full of objectivist ideology. I also know that one of the villains in the game, Andrew Ryan, regularly talks about parasites and big government and how they control everything and prevent men from doing great things. But did anyone else get the impression that Big Daddys actually represent the government? They protect the Little Sisters, who act like parasites. Also, I wouldn't doubt it if the Big Daddys were originally going to be referred to as Big Brothers.
Is this an obvious thing? Was everyone already aware of this?
Big Daddys also kind of remind me of whales. They sound a lot like them, anyway. But whales tend to have the parasites, like lampreys, feeding off of them and not others. Don't really know how far the whale connection goes.