Sonic Boom Plasmid

Try not to stand in front of someone with the Sonic Boom Plasmid, and please keep mindful of hazards, as you may be knocked into them.

"Have My Badge" - Lou
"I can’t watch this go on anymore, chief. I’m quitting the force, and I mean it this time. This job’s never been easy, but there’s a lot I’ve been willing to let slide. But when we start bringing in perps to Burns, and the next thing you know more Big Daddies than ever are on the streets? You might be fine with actin’ like you don’t know what’s up, but I’ve had it. We’re supposed to protect the people of Springfield, and if this is what we’ve done to them instead, then you can have my badge."

"Have My Badge" - Lou

"I can’t watch this go on anymore, chief. I’m quitting the force, and I mean it this time. This job’s never been easy, but there’s a lot I’ve been willing to let slide. But when we start bringing in perps to Burns, and the next thing you know more Big Daddies than ever are on the streets? You might be fine with actin’ like you don’t know what’s up, but I’ve had it. We’re supposed to protect the people of Springfield, and if this is what we’ve done to them instead, then you can have my badge."

Hack Tool 
The Hack Tool is a weapon intended to hack security machines. It was developed by Frink Labs as a way to deal with defective security units, and it seems there is only one in existence. 

Delta currently has the Hack Tool set to Auto Only mode since he doesn’t know how to hack. However, in its normal setting, the Hack Tool accepts three kinds of ammunition:
Remote Hack Dart, which will initiate a manual hack.
Auto Hack Dart, which will automatically hack 
Miniature Turrets, a small turret which will automatically fire at your enemies

Hacking can be a dangerous business, but the Hack Tool was designed so that the user may be able to hack in case of an emergency.
With that in mind, one who finds himself in possession of the Hack Tool should:
Stay behind cover or shoot from a distance from which cover can be quickly reached.
Not use them on Splicers or Big Daddies. It will have no effect and will only alert them to your presence.
Use them on moving targets. A stationary target, such as a security camera, is easy enough to hack manually, and it is important to save hack darts, which can be expensive.
Hack quickly to avoid a short circuit.
Also, it should be noted that Auto Hack Darts are most useful on safes, which are more difficult to hack. 
Additionally, there are several different Plasmids that can make your hectic hacking experience a little easier. The recommended Plasmids for hacking are:
Electro Bolt 

A bolt delivered to a security machine will stun it temporarily, giving you time to shoot the dart and get to cover.
Winter Blast 

The freezing air from Winter Blast will freeze any security machine for even longer than the Electro Bolt and will also make hacking easier.
Decoy 

A decoy will distract any security machines into attacking it instead of you. This has the added bonus of drawing the attention of nearby Splicers as well.
Security Command 

Security Command creates a target that the security will be drawn to, distracting any security machines for even longer than the decoy. Targets can be painted on hostile Splicers, causing the security to attack them instead of you. Unfortunately, using this Plasmid will cause Splicers to attack the security machines, and they may end up destroyed.
Auto Only Mode, the setting Delta is using, sends an automatic signal to the main security office in the Springfield Power Plant, in which Atlas claims to reside. This features means that someone on the field could cooperate with someone in the security offices, letting the person in the security booth do all the hacking for the person on the ground.
I sure hope Atlas is a good hacker…

Hack Tool 

The Hack Tool is a weapon intended to hack security machines. It was developed by Frink Labs as a way to deal with defective security units, and it seems there is only one in existence. 

Delta currently has the Hack Tool set to Auto Only mode since he doesn’t know how to hack. However, in its normal setting, the Hack Tool accepts three kinds of ammunition:

  • Remote Hack Dart, which will initiate a manual hack.
  • Auto Hack Dart, which will automatically hack 
  • Miniature Turrets, a small turret which will automatically fire at your enemies

Hacking can be a dangerous business, but the Hack Tool was designed so that the user may be able to hack in case of an emergency.

With that in mind, one who finds himself in possession of the Hack Tool should:

  • Stay behind cover or shoot from a distance from which cover can be quickly reached.
  • Not use them on Splicers or Big Daddies. It will have no effect and will only alert them to your presence.
  • Use them on moving targets. A stationary target, such as a security camera, is easy enough to hack manually, and it is important to save hack darts, which can be expensive.
  • Hack quickly to avoid a short circuit.

Also, it should be noted that Auto Hack Darts are most useful on safes, which are more difficult to hack. 

Additionally, there are several different Plasmids that can make your hectic hacking experience a little easier. The recommended Plasmids for hacking are:

Electro Bolt 

A bolt delivered to a security machine will stun it temporarily, giving you time to shoot the dart and get to cover.

Winter Blast 

The freezing air from Winter Blast will freeze any security machine for even longer than the Electro Bolt and will also make hacking easier.

Decoy 

A decoy will distract any security machines into attacking it instead of you. This has the added bonus of drawing the attention of nearby Splicers as well.

Security Command 

Security Command creates a target that the security will be drawn to, distracting any security machines for even longer than the decoy. Targets can be painted on hostile Splicers, causing the security to attack them instead of you. Unfortunately, using this Plasmid will cause Splicers to attack the security machines, and they may end up destroyed.

Auto Only Mode, the setting Delta is using, sends an automatic signal to the main security office in the Springfield Power Plant, in which Atlas claims to reside. This features means that someone on the field could cooperate with someone in the security offices, letting the person in the security booth do all the hacking for the person on the ground.

I sure hope Atlas is a good hacker…

"Recall" - C. Montgomery Burns
"Frink, did I hear correctly that you’ve come up with some kind of anti-hacking device?"
"Oh, well, uh, yes I did, actually! See, I couldn’t help but notice some design flaws in the-"
"Well, what were you thinking, man? How am I ever supposed to keep this town secure if every Johnny-come-lately can undo it all with the push of a button?"
[flustered] “Um, well, I, uh-“
"Don’t give me excuses, just get rid of it!"
"Get rid of it! Right! Uh, there’s gotta be someplace…"

"Recall" - C. Montgomery Burns

"Frink, did I hear correctly that you’ve come up with some kind of anti-hacking device?"

"Oh, well, uh, yes I did, actually! See, I couldn’t help but notice some design flaws in the-"

"Well, what were you thinking, man? How am I ever supposed to keep this town secure if every Johnny-come-lately can undo it all with the push of a button?"

[flustered] “Um, well, I, uh-“

"Don’t give me excuses, just get rid of it!"

"Get rid of it! Right! Uh, there’s gotta be someplace…"

Subject File: Gina Vendetti
Splicer
Gatherer Program Status: Rejected
Current Whereabouts: Unknown

Subject File: Gina Vendetti

Splicer

Gatherer Program Status: Rejected

Current Whereabouts: Unknown

"Didn’t Want Me" - Gina Vendetti
"They didn’t want me. That four-eyed freak told me I was too old to be a Little Sister, so they sent me away. I guess I should be glad. I wouldn’t want to be a namby-pamby little darling anyway, with one of those lugs following me around… But, still. The juvie place didn’t want me. The foster homes didn’t want me. And… I thought he was different, but they didn’t want me either. And now… Where am I supposed to go?"

"Didn’t Want Me" - Gina Vendetti

"They didn’t want me. That four-eyed freak told me I was too old to be a Little Sister, so they sent me away. I guess I should be glad. I wouldn’t want to be a namby-pamby little darling anyway, with one of those lugs following me around… But, still. The juvie place didn’t want me. The foster homes didn’t want me. And… I thought he was different, but they didn’t want me either. And now… Where am I supposed to go?"

The Warden of the Springfield Penitentiary. Last known photograph before sinking.
Rumors circulated that he was allegedly addicted to H——-, but these have never been confirmed. 

The Warden of the Springfield Penitentiary. Last known photograph before sinking.

Rumors circulated that he was allegedly addicted to H——-, but these have never been confirmed. 

"Pure Poison" - C. Montgomery Burns
"Smithers, once again, your concern for my health is both completely expected and completely unneeded. Yes, that’s the third time I’ve broken that hip this week, and yes, ADAM does have incredible restorative properties, but I’ll fill you in on a little secret that I’ve told no one else. And that secret is… I wouldn’t be caught dead with one drop of that toxic sludge in my veins. That slime is for the ignorant sheep to use, not me. Who knows what kind of horrible, irreversible damage just one drop could do? Not me, as far as my lawyers are concerned. Yes, Smithers, this ADAM is pure poison.”

"Pure Poison" - C. Montgomery Burns

"Smithers, once again, your concern for my health is both completely expected and completely unneeded. Yes, that’s the third time I’ve broken that hip this week, and yes, ADAM does have incredible restorative properties, but I’ll fill you in on a little secret that I’ve told no one else. And that secret is… I wouldn’t be caught dead with one drop of that toxic sludge in my veins. That slime is for the ignorant sheep to use, not me. Who knows what kind of horrible, irreversible damage just one drop could do? Not me, as far as my lawyers are concerned. Yes, Smithers, this ADAM is pure poison.”

Springfield Bioshock - Chapter 7

7. Delta’s Enemy

You tore your eyes away from the words and began to pull yourself heavily up the staircase. Below you, madness still reigned on the bottom floor, the heat from the fiery blasts and the screams of the anguished Splicers mingling in the raw air. There was nowhere to go but up.

"Alright," Atlas was breathing hard, "I’ve had enough of this insanity. Let’s just hurry up, get that hack tool, and get the hell out of here."

At precisely that moment, you were turning the corner onto the platform that opened up into the second floor corridor. For only a brief moment, a wide view flashed before you, a narrow path with a rail between two long paths of cells and a sea of bullets and propellers whizzing through the open air like a swarm of hornets. Immediately in front of the door was an untouched, pristine turret, which turned to point at you with a familiar whirr as soon as you appeared. You hastily turned on your heel and fled up the adjacent steps to the next floor, hearing the bullets ping against the stairs at your heels.

In your ear, your heard the sound of fingers clacking on keys. Atlas swore faintly under his breath.

"Delta, listen," he said, "The warden’s office is on the other side of the building, on the third floor. You’re going to have to make your way across from the top."

You gnashed your teeth together. Of all things!

"Look, I’m sorry," snapped Atlas, "But I didn’t see any way past those lunatics, did you?" He groaned, expelling a breath through his teeth. "This whole thing has been nightmare since we got here."

You continued to thunder up the stairs, feeling yourself charge ahead through the stale, salty air. The next platform was coming up and after that, a clear path to the top floor. You headed straight for it.

And you almost stumbled over the mass huddling against the wall.

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"Gone to Hell" - Edna Krabappel-Flanders
[deep inhale]
[exhale]
"Christ, I don’t even know what to say. I can’t go back to the house to vent to Ned; one of the kids might overhear. But I just… I feel like I need to say something or I’m going to scream."
[more heavy breathing]
[pause]
"I’m scared. Okay? I’m legitimately scared. I’m terrified, actually. I don’t know what to do. I mean, this city was never exactly the Garden of Eden; I know that. Everyone knows that. But now? Now it’s a rathole, and it’s getting worse everyday. Everyone’s so goddamn spliced up, you don’t feel safe walking down the street. Hell, people have started splicing just to take the edge off. I was almost tempted to get a tonic or two myself, but luckily Ned snapped me out of it. It’ll be a chilly day in Hell before anyone in his family takes drugs, he said. Heck, I think that was the first serious fight we’ve had in a while, but now I’m grateful that he stopped me. He’s right. I can’t be like them.
"The worst part, though, is what’s happening to the girls. The number of girls over at the school has dropped to less than half. Either they’re being snatched or the parents are pulling them out. Honestly, I hope it’s the latter. They’re even starting to pull the boys. I guess they’ve got this idea that if they run out of girls to grab, they’ll start going after the boys. God, if anything were to happen to Rodd or Todd, Ned would just… God, I just can’t do it…"
"Springfield’s gone to Hell. And we all know who’s to blame, goddamn Monty Burns. After everything he’s done, this tops it all. He owns all of our asses, and he knows it, damn him. I hope he drowns in the bay."

"Gone to Hell" - Edna Krabappel-Flanders

[deep inhale]

[exhale]

"Christ, I don’t even know what to say. I can’t go back to the house to vent to Ned; one of the kids might overhear. But I just… I feel like I need to say something or I’m going to scream."

[more heavy breathing]

[pause]

"I’m scared. Okay? I’m legitimately scared. I’m terrified, actually. I don’t know what to do. I mean, this city was never exactly the Garden of Eden; I know that. Everyone knows that. But now? Now it’s a rathole, and it’s getting worse everyday. Everyone’s so goddamn spliced up, you don’t feel safe walking down the street. Hell, people have started splicing just to take the edge off. I was almost tempted to get a tonic or two myself, but luckily Ned snapped me out of it. It’ll be a chilly day in Hell before anyone in his family takes drugs, he said. Heck, I think that was the first serious fight we’ve had in a while, but now I’m grateful that he stopped me. He’s right. I can’t be like them.

"The worst part, though, is what’s happening to the girls. The number of girls over at the school has dropped to less than half. Either they’re being snatched or the parents are pulling them out. Honestly, I hope it’s the latter. They’re even starting to pull the boys. I guess they’ve got this idea that if they run out of girls to grab, they’ll start going after the boys. God, if anything were to happen to Rodd or Todd, Ned would just… God, I just can’t do it…"

"Springfield’s gone to Hell. And we all know who’s to blame, goddamn Monty Burns. After everything he’s done, this tops it all. He owns all of our asses, and he knows it, damn him. I hope he drowns in the bay."