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Bioshock: MARK MELTZER by Eldanis Bioshock: MARK MELTZER by Eldanis
Apologies to all my commissioners: this has been eating my time lately instead because MARK MELTZER NEEDS MORE RECOGNITION, man.


For all but the three of you who might actually recognize who he is:

Mark is the protagonist from There's Something in the Sea, which is an ARG (alternate reality game) that happened as part of the viral marketing campaign between Bioshock 1 and 2. He's an average guy whose daughter is abducted, and from that point he chases a paper maze trail that eventually leads him to Rapture. If you pay attention in Bioshock 2, you come across the end of his journey. HE'S AWESOME OKAY.

Also for the three of you who do know what SitS is: that's Benny Stango in the upper right, awwyeah. Yes I know Lutwidge would technically make more sense as a fellow antagonist with Sofia, but I like Benny better SO THERE. :>

Man there is so much stuff in this thing that I want to blather about, but all of it is full of spoilers. Like why the Big Daddy is a Rumbler instead of the Rosie EVERYONE draws. And who the Little Sister is. /flails


...this is ultimately all ~triumph-forks' fault. ♥ ♥ ♥
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CrazyFangirl01 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I didn't see there's something in the sea. (I actually thought it was supposed to be a game based novel when I first heard of it.) But his audio diaries in the game fascinated me. I wanted to find out as much of his story as I could while playing. To be honest, I felt sorry for that guy! I make it a point to find and save EVERY little sister, and for one of them you actually have to go through him to do it. Guy dealt with so much crud, finally found his daughter, had to become a Big Daddy in order to be with her and... I just feel sad every time I end up fighting him and finding his last audio diary.
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Writer
RIP...the poor man. He will be missed.

On the other hand, for your average guy, HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO MADE IT THROUGH RAPTURE WITH JUST A REVOLVER.
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BladeWolves Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014
Without losing ammo and using Power To The People Station no less!

Then  again...
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intotheinfinite Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you WERE Johnny Topside..?
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it:)
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I heard his screams through the door and me being an idiot I didn't try going through the doors to get to him (then again, I was trying to rescue or gather with a Little Sister at the time if I remember).

But then when I saw him as a Rumbler, I was heartbroken. Even though I assume I'll get a good ending, I still want Lamb to pay for all the death she's caused. And that voice of her's; the voice actress does an excellent job in making a villain you could hate.
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Writer
I'd strap her to ten thousand pounds of TNT, then hand Mark his pistol and ask him to shoot.
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
* tosses him a flame thrower*

LET IT RIP!

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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Writer
And then we put the fire out with Winter Blast, melt her, cover her in Insect Swarm then let Grace Holloway and everyone else living in her are hang Lamb from a streetlight.
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Then give a Handyman a baseball bat and have him go to town on her like a pinata.
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Writer
She dies. 

BUT NOOOOOOOOOO!

We freeze her in the fisheries.
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Have a Fireman thaw her ass out.....then BBQ her with sauce! On a spit!
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Writer
Eleanor, would you kindly make her into Shish Kebabs?
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Lazysupermutant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Writer
I have to say, no desrispect to Delta but I REALLY think Meltzer should have either been the main chacter in Bioshock two, or have a much bigger part. I can even fit Delta in, "You're in one of the air shafts when suddenly the floor gives way and you fall down into a partily flooded room and fall unconsisous, when you come to you see a big daddy looming over you, he's not like any other you've seen before. You draw you're pistol before you realize somthing, he hasn't tired to kill you and he had all the opertunity too, and more importantly he dosen't have a little sister. 'Well here goes nothing' so think to you're self and start talking to the big daddy 'Hay there big guy! You got a name?" the big daddy is silent, he holds up his hand, showing you the symbol on his glove. You have to think about it for a while but then all that greek in collage comes flooding back 'Delta, is that you're name?" the big daddy nodes, well as much as he can in that get up. Seeing as he can understand you you go on "I came to Rapture to find my daughter, I don't sapose you can help?" the big daddy seems to perk up at the word daughter 'So you looking for you're daughter too?" the big daddy nodes, then an idea comes to you 'How about this Delta, you help me find my daughter, and I help you find your daughter.' the big daddy holds out his and you shake it 'okay then, it's a deal.'" There you go, again it's just my opinion but I stand by it.
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Kotetsufan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Would love this so much as a d/c or a fan fic
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CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that sounds like a good DLC or a good FanFiction book I like to read. :)
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Lazysupermutant Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks, might do it myself if I can flesh it out more (though anyone is free to take the idea and run with it.).
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PuDgEwAcKy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Mark Meltzer was an awesome character. when found that diary i almost cried.
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ShanLegacy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Wow! I'm stunned! That audio diary with Mark and Sophia in Bioshock 2 made me stop and go "No waaaaay!" It's just something you miss if you aren't paying attention. :)
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1stNeilJasonRebello Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I missed it too the first time. I felt really sad when I found out about it because in the beginning I thought you'd get to rescue him or something like that.
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ShanLegacy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Too bad Sophia Lamb got to him first. But when you hear him near the carousel in Dionysis Park, I thought that he'd been killed. Now it sums it all up. I still don't like having to kill him.
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DragonOfChoas Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
The entire thing just made me feel so sad...
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mikey-the-crazed Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
about time Mark was Recognized, I was rooting for the man every time i found one of his audio dairies, and even Rushed when i heard his voice in Dionysus Park. It a shame how he finally did get reunited with his daughter.
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Kotetsufan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I rushed to and couldn't find him only his revolver
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HeyThatGuy Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Yes this thing is brilliant!

Still working on getting that Kirby Batman to you, blame work and family issues.
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l1vethedream Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
This is truly incredible, You've really captured what I loved about SitS website, it was brilliant it really kept me on the edge of my seat.
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Eldanis Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Wow, that's quite a compliment, thank you so much!
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l1vethedream Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Not a problem I love it!
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nelson13924 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Starring Nicolas Cage.
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glamcat5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i find that drawing a rumblers more appropriet for mark. becaus if u get all the little sisters in the game, at the end of fontain futuristics, while ur finding the ADAM infused plants 4 Gil, u walk into a wierd shaped room, where a big daddy rumbler is killing off a whole wack of splicers. if u just kinda stand there and watch till there all dead, then finish the job, search him. go over and search him. when u scroll over, instead of saying "rumbler" the caption will say "mark metzler" and u get an audo diarie of him and sofia talking. heres a link to a vidio, welllllll, the begining 2 minutes anyway you hear the audo diarie that u get from him.... anyway link:

[link]

annnndddddddd so the little sister behind the rumbler is also easly told as cindy metzler.

=P
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TheIronClown Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
very very COOL
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Kenra-Motsunay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MARK QAQ and very nicely done
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MORE MELTZER MORE STANGOOOOOOOOO HAAAAAALE YES
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Eldanis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
AAAWW YISSS
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Wolfieskunkemopunk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I Love Meltzer....
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KlayBird Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I certainly know well of Brave Mr. Meltzer, but this 'Benny' is not familar to me.

Kudos for raising up the unsung (yet fallen, sort of?) and little known hero of the Rapture universe!

And major thanks to you, I am now in the process of playing 'There's something in the Sea'!

Wanting to ask but afraid of revealing a spoiler, is one of those "he" you encounter on that level
where you find his fate? I've always wondered...(!)
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Where do you find "There's Something In The Sea" ??
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KlayBird Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
There's a link in the artist's comments.

Untill recently I never knew this existed!

I will play it through properly and not cheat.
I will play it through properly and not cheat.
I will play it through properly and not cheat.
etc...
etc...
untill it -really- drives me nuts!
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh I missed that. I've been on that site before, though... its a game? I thought it was just stuff you click on and read stuff... Ahh I don't get it... o_o
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Clubtail Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
MARK IS BEYOND AWESOME!

I love him. I wish he could have survived.
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lovelysushibear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! I LOVE IT!
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MyriWind Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i'm really sad about this guy after i learned waht happen
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Galactic-Travailler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
started playing the second again yesterday...yup from..uh midday? to about 1 in the morning until i stopped hehe
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devilkitten1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aaaaahh! I love this!
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The-Patchman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Hell yeah! Mark Melzer is a bad ass mother fucker!
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Writer
Went through Rapture armed with ammo and one fucking REVOLVER. And survived until his capture. HOLY FUCK.
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Pythosblaze Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOD you drew people with their shirts still on.
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Eldanis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
LOL INORITE
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Pythosblaze Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'M PROUD OF YOUR SELF-CONTROL

Heyyyy, I presume you'll be at AZ this year? I missed the sign-up AGAIN, but I may be able to pull off a last-minute sign-up.
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Eldanis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
AHAHAHA THANK YOU |D


And yep! There'll be two alleys this year - one on the balcony outside the ballroom where it's been the last couple years, and one on a mezzanine, I'm not sure which one. I'll be in the one near the ballroom. ^^
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