Wasn't he supposed to be black?

#1 Edited by AngeTheDude (703 posts) -

I remember this being discussed awhile back. Am I thinking of the wrong game?

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I remember this being discussed awhile back. Am I thinking of the wrong game?

Never heard about that. Not even in the super early trailers. The only difference was that he once had his sleeves down but now they are rolled up.

#3 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (396 posts) -


#4 Edited by Brodehouse (10254 posts) -


#5 Posted by Toxin066 (3338 posts) -


#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10346 posts) -

That's racist? I think?

Shit, I don't know know anymore.

#7 Posted by Milkman (17489 posts) -

No, he wasn't.

#8 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5003 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

That's racist? I think?

Shit, I don't know know anymore.

We need Norman Chan to confirm whether or not this is indeed racist.

#9 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3112 posts) -


#10 Posted by myketuna (1770 posts) -

@toxin066 said:


Aw man. I was going to pull a @rorie and say "YOU'RE supposed to be black!" But I feel like now we've both said what needed to be said.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -


#12 Posted by mellotronrules (1304 posts) -

wait- he's not black?

#13 Posted by rachelepithet (1398 posts) -

Looks like he is supposed to be Clint Eastwood, by his face on the promo posters. Or Chuck Heston. Got dat "line" mouth and the glarey eyes! Besides, BIOSHOCK 1 SPOILER AHEAD... You played the villain all along in that game, maybe Booker turns out to be the same. Clint Eastwood's chair yelling racism fueled jibber jabber falls inline with Comstock's world.

#14 Edited by Jay_Ray (1146 posts) -

He's not white, clearly he's Chinese

#15 Posted by Barrock (3557 posts) -

@milkman said:

No, he wasn't.

If Booker T was the protagonist, it would be the greatest game of all time.

#16 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Booker T had those crazy flame pants in WcW/NWO Revenge.

#17 Edited by ShaggE (6828 posts) -

You're thinking of his adopted great-grandson Howard, who always goes around introducing himself by singing "THIS IS HOWIE DEWITT!".

Because of this, he is greatly disliked. But deep down, everybody knows that they would do the same thing if their name was "Howard DeWitt". Find out more in my upcoming fanfic, "Songbird Something Something Ponies". Also, keep an eye out for my YouTube video which supercuts a bunch of scenes of Elizabeth emoting while "Crawling" by Linkin Park plays in the background. I'm not saying I'm an artistic visionary, but I'm totally an artistic visionary.

#18 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4941 posts) -

Sounds possible, but, based on what little I know about the game, if he was indeed supposed to be black then the game would've been more of a stealth game if you catch my drift.

#19 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Since racism is a prevalent theme(? according to some users) Booker being black wouldn't be entirely out of the question.

#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

He's white but, as others have said, I think it would have been interesting for him to be black due to the racial themes.

#21 Posted by Demoskinos (15294 posts) -

Spin-a-roonie Vigor confirmed in the game.

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