Big Daddies (also known as Protectors) are genetically-enhanced human beings who have had their skin and organs grafted into an enormous diving suit, with Alpha Series being an apparent exception to the grafting process. Their primary purpose is to protect Little Sisters while they escort them around Rapture.
Big Daddies, besides the Alpha Series, communicate by haunting sounds similar to that of a whale's call. For easier interpretation, lights were added to the helmet to display what state of intention the Big Daddy is in. Big Daddy helmets have three light colors: green indicates the Big Daddy is hypnotized and friendly, yellow indicates awareness of but indifference to his environment, and red indicates a rage towards assailants. If the first few attempts to drive away potential threats prove futile, Big Daddies will become enraged, unlike Alpha Series who always begin enraged.
(Courtesy: BioShock Wiki)
My buddy Brian dropped by the studio on Saturday, with Big Daddy in tow. While I haven't played either of the BioShock games, I've watched them being played a LOT and have been itching to get some shots of Big Daddy.
Unfortunately, seeing as how I live on the outskirts of Chicago (and not in an undersea dystopia), I'm not really able to get amazing photos like THESE. What I do have, however, is a nearby stream that's just secluded enough for me to dunk Big Daddy in and go wild taking shots.
What I think draws me to the character is that he's heavy. That metal diving suit, the massive air tanks, and the way his head sits so low on his chest; to say nothing of the MASSIVE drill hand. This guy is huge and I have a soft spot for the big guys.
Big Daddy is a ~7" action figure produced by NECA Toys.
I'm a freak