|Arrived in Rapture||1952|
|Place of Death||Sunset Luxury Condominiums|
Simon Carlisle was the governor of the Sunset Luxury Condominiums buildings in Rapture before, during and after the Rapture Civil War. Following the war, he became the practical and sane voice over the intercom that guides Gunner through the mish-mash of buildings during the events of Bioshock: Warzone and acts as the games main antagonist.
Life Prior to Coming to RaptureEdit
Simon was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 1929 to a family of four, all of which lived comfortable lives thanks to his father's banking occupation. During the economic recession of the 1930s he quickly picked up his father's business savvy and became a prominent member of the London Stock Exchange, and during World War Two, organized a number of affordable loans for the British government and the Free French forces in the United Kingdom. In 1948, he was offered a place by Andrew Ryan in his new utopia, Rapture. Curious at the prospect, he decided to visit Ryan's new city. Having seen the progress and being excited by the thought of a reclusive and free city, he donated all of his funds and his share late-father's inheritance. He promptly left for Rapture in 1952, making his dissapearance a mystery even to his family, to make his new life in the city.
Life in Rapture Prior to the Civil WarEdit
Life in Rapture, at least in the beginning, was everything Carlisle could have dreamed of. He acted as one of Rapture's finest financial advisers and bankers, offering his services at premium rates. He also acted as one of Rapture's most cruel loan-sharks, forcing those from poor districts like Pauper's Drop to pay out phenomenal fees to simply keep themselves out of debt. He had conflicting philosophy with Sofia Lamb and, at one point, bribed security officers in Persephone to dish out more than a simple stern talking to her whenever she breached protocol. The day prior to the 1958 New Year's eve, he was approached by Atlas to help him fund an unknown project. Carlisle gave the funding without a second thought, ignoring Atlas's advice to 'Avoid the festivities like the plague.' That night, he attended the party at the Kashmir Restaurant and was forced to defend himself during the fighting in the restaurant and surrounding area.
Life During the Civil WarEdit
Carlisle found himself taking the side of Andrew Ryan's security forces, fighting in a number of skirmishes and ambushes throughout the civil war. However, he refused to use plasmids or become spliced due to fears of losing his sanity, a symptom he noted many times of splicing. During the war, he earned the right to work as governor of the Sunset Luxury Condominiums, a large group of buildings set into a borough with a relatively large 'Citadel' at the centre. During this time he remained doubtful of his involvement in the war, somewhat anxious for the war to end. When the war ended however, he found that the whole borough was now infested with Splicers. He remained trapped in the Citadel, fearful of leaving.