But the choice is taken away from you. Thus the memories that merge will collect in his mind, which is seen in the case where Booker has memories of leading the Vox revolution. The post credits scene is the only scene that could ever manifest a real progressive timeline. Booker's own hand is young and has no AD or bandage wrapping around it. I prefer to assume she is in the bassinet until she is proven not to be by us seeing into it. There are millions of ways Columbia can turn out but the idea is that Columbia will always exist because that's the inevitable point in Bookers life. My interpretation of the final scene then, is that it happens in one of those universes where there was no baptism attempt. The only possible path that can occur from this point is that you continue wearing the black shirt not because you chose to, but because you were forced to. Why does Chrome need access to Bluetooth? The one where he was baptized, and the one where he was not baptized. Columbia is inevitable. However, if he goes back in time and does something that would prevent the time travel, he will not go back in time. I mistakenly revealed name of new company to HR of current company. I can think of three other possible explanations. What matters is what you decide what happens to Columbia later on. And that is where things get… complicated. How can I avoid the Handyman's ground pound? This caused the baptized version of Booker Dewitt to seek out a way to have a child despite his inability to father children. Columbia was everything the new Booker wanted the world to be, but it did not have the one thing he wanted in the world. However, Booker, Comstock, Rosalind, and Robert are largely unaffected by the paradox of being in two places at once, with some minor hemorrhaging on the side of Booker and Robert. Well, I can theorize that it has to do with whether or not the memories merging belongs to the same people. So, throughout the game, we see instances of Booker's memories getting rewritten, as well as some other people. own identity has been eroded due to repeated exposure to the tears. This may be due to the fact that there is enough of a difference between them that the universe allows them to exist simultaneously. The hero Booker walked away from being baptized. That's a good question. Right before your drowned I thought the game was going to let me choose. If there are infinite universes, then doesn't everything exist? Of course it actually "happened" as this game asserts that reality is an infinite ocean of possibility, but from after-credits-Booker's pint of view, it may well have been a dream. This would seem to be insignificant, except for a small matter of multiple worlds theory that fits in with the one “true” Elizabeth, our Booker Dewitt’s daughter, would be the one that wears the choker. I don’t want anyone to think I am talking down to them, but I am going to explain in simple terms because I had at least two people that I had to explain in the most basic of terms. Or where he refused the baptism but didn't get into gambling (there are no gambling tickets on his desk at the end unlike the beginning) so he never had a debt to wipe away. You can't see any of the other lighthouses because of the storm, but the twins speak as if they have done this before, and that nothing ever changes ("He doesn't ROW"). Well, at this point, Elizabeth has the ability to open any tear she wants and can access the infinite doors that lead to different timelines. The Elizabeths must push him under the water and drown him, thus destroying their own existences. Now that we have an understanding of what a multiverse is all about, we can explain what BioShock Infinite was trying to accomplish with the story, that, if understood, is a pretty good one. His existence after the drowning is in fact a direct negation of what came before the credits - his very need to die to save the multiverse from the monster that is Comstock. - Taken from the Wikipedia page for Temporal Paradox. So, if you know what multiverse theory is, please feel free to skip the indented section and go on to the rest of the game discussion. While logically consistent in that in this version of events nothing happened outside of Booker's dream, this would be a deeply unsatisfying ending, and robs the rest of the narrative of much of its power. The ball throwing, choosing Annas necklace, drawing first or not, sparing lives, etc. The wayward adventures of an aging gamer and writer. An heir to carry on and assure his city never fell from the skies. So, what does all of this have to do with the ending? It also doesn't really explain the presence of Rapture. The last we see is Booker racing into the next room where Elizabeth’s crib is, desperate to see if his daughter is in her crib. If anything, the final, confusing scene affirms that the drowning was successful and that Zachary Comstock was vanquished at the most satisfying level; he was made impossible. The simplest explanation I can come up with is that because Infinite's story is (as far as I can work out) exclusively to do with timelines that derived from Booker going to the baptism, the end scene could simply be from a dimension where Booker never went to the baptism at all and still had a wife and child, which seems entirely possible given that there are "infinite universes". While logically consistent in that in this version of events nothing happened outside of Booker's dream, this would be a deeply unsatisfying ending, and robs the rest of the narrative of much of its power. In my opinion the ending is mostly an "infinite" loop. Throughout the story there are multiple indications that there have been other Booker Dewitt’s that have tried to change the fate of Columbia and the world. if I did? Elizabeth says outright that the drowning baptism "isn't the same place" as the actual "born again" baptism. Multiverse Theory is a theory that says that every decision we make, rather it is to turn left or right at a street light, to accept a new job or pass it by for a job we think might be better, every choice we make creates a possibility of “what if we had made that other choice?”. So much so that I almost did not finish the game myself.