If there are any villainous characters that many gamers will try to avoid in their favorite video games, then Songbird could be one of them (and the other would be Shahdee from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within). Booker Dewitt, who is the main and only playable character in Bioshock Infinite, receives a job from the Lutece twins, Robert Lutece and Rosalind Lutece, to help a girl named Elizabeth get out of Columbia and get her safely to New York.
However, Comstock, who owns many technological inventions that were created by Luteces, especially the one that allows him to travel to many different realities and timelines in the world, obviously will not allow that to happen. Therefore, thanks to Luteces’ technology, he orders Songbird, a robotic bird, to watch over Elizabeth at the Monument Island tower and protect her from any threat from outsiders, especially Booker Dewitt.
With the time machine and reality invented by Luteces, Comstock will surely know and be able to accurately predict that in the future there will be someone who will try to rescue Elizabeth and get her out of Columbia.
And Comstock sees this as the most dangerous threat to him and his position at Columbia because if that happens, the people at Columbia, especially the Columbia government group called “The Founders,” will no longer trust him as the city’s leader. . , thus ruining his plans to continue reigning in Columbia until his only heir, Elizabeth, replaces him. Therefore, with the help of Luteces, Comstock decides to create Songbird, an extremely powerful guard whose main job is to protect Elizabeth from Booker Dewitt.
Who is Songbird and what is his job in this game?
Songbird is a bird-like robot. It is a robot, shaped like a bird, and its main and only job is to protect Elizabeth in the tower from any threat, especially Booker Dewitt. Given the fact that Elizabeth is the most important person to Comstock (since Elizabeth is the sole heir to his throne), it’s no wonder Comstock creates Songbird as a really very powerful guard for Elizabeth.
Having been armed with solid metal armor all over his body, in addition to a really big and strong body, there is no way Booker can beat Songbird in this game, even with all his powerful telekinesis weapons or superpowers.
The facts about Songbird
An interesting fact about Songbird is that despite his role as one of Booker’s greatest enemies in Bioshock Infinite, it’s actually rare to see Booker get involved in direct battle against this giant bird. So don’t expect that you can defeat this bird in this game as Songbird only appears in multiple scenes.
The other interesting fact about Songbird is that, the eyes of this bird have 3 different colors: green, yellow and red (similar to the Big Daddy of the previous Bioshock games). But most of the time, his eyes appear to be red, especially when he sees Booker near Elizabeth. And if you see red color in Songbird’s eyes, it means that this bird is full of rage and will hurt anyone who gets close to Elizabeth.
You don’t have to worry about this bird though, as Songbird will only occur in a few cutscenes, not the direct battle against Booker. Unless in the first part of this game, Booker tries to help Elizabeth escape from Monument Island. This is when you can fire your gun at Songbird, although it can’t damage him at all.
Anyway, in addition to red, Songbird’s eyes will turn yellow if he feels alerted by Booker’s presence around Elizabeth. Eventually his eyes will turn green if his rage comes to an end or in this case he already throws Booker away from Elizabeth or even kills him. However, most of the time, it is Elizabeth who always manages to reduce her anger to a minimum, thus sparing Booker’s life.
But again, it’s great to hear that you don’t have to fight Songbird head-to-head in this game because I think it will be really difficult or even impossible for Booker to beat Songbird even with all of his most powerful weapons. or powers of telekinesis. And seeing how massive his muscles and steel wings are, not to mention his giant claws, there’s not a single doubt that this bird will tear Booker’s body apart before killing him. Simply put, Songbird is simply unbeatable, or at least according to Booker Dewitt.
However, even though Songbird is unbeatable by Booker, there are still some weaknesses this robotic bird possesses. First of all, as we already know, Songbird is truly loyal to Elizabeth since Songbird has been programmed to do so. So this bird will never hurt this girl, no matter what. And that’s the weakness Booker can always take advantage of. So whenever Songbird is angry at Booker and almost an inch from killing him, Elizabeth always comes to the rescue and calms him down, thus preventing Booker from being killed.
Songbird’s second weakness is that this bird can be controlled with a special flute called “The Whistler” given by Elizabeth. However, this doesn’t happen until Elizabeth (when she already becomes the leader of Columbia, replacing Comstock in the future) drags Booker into the future and gives him the special instrument plus the song notes that can be used to control. Songbird. This is when Songbird’s latest weakness is finally revealed to players. And that’s all Elizabeth’s power to open tears.
Surprisingly, it is Elizabeth, not Booker, who can truly defeat and kill Songbird for good. After receiving the instrument called “The Whistler” from Elizabeth and also discovering the notes to the song, Booker uses that special flute to order Songbird to destroy the siphon. Apparently, this siphon has been controlling Elizabeth so that she does not use her power to open the “tears” to the maximum, thus preventing her from escaping the tower.
Therefore, after Songbird has destroyed the siphon, Elizabeth can finally use all of her power to transport her, Booker, and Songbird to the city of Rapture, an underwater city used in the previous Bioshock 1 and Bioshock 2. And since Rapture is an underwater city, under the deep blue sea, then the pressure is extremely great and powerful enough to kill any living thing in this ocean.
And thanks to all of Elizabeth’s power, she transports Booker and herself inside the building at the Rapture, while Songbird is transported by Elizabeth outside the Rapture building. So, the enormous pressure of the ocean finally kills Songbird.
The good side of Songbird
Yet despite all the bad things we already know about Songbird, interestingly enough, there is still some goodness within this bird’s heart. If you’ve already played and finished this game, then you obviously know that the moment Booker kills Comstock, Songbird surprisingly decides to help Booker and Elizabeth stop the Vox Populi group from destroying the airship’s Zeppelin, a kind of machine that is really crucial to getting them safely to Monument Island. So, in this part of the game, Booker can order Songbird to attack any threats from the people of Vox Populi around the airship.
So yeah, there you have it. The Songbird story. Hopefully this article can help you learn more about Songbird in Bioshock Infinite. And you? Do you have an opinion on the existence of Songbird in Bioshock Infinite? Well, if you do, feel free to write your opinion in the comment section below.