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What Is the Best Way to Defeat Handyman in Bioshock Infinite?

In Bioshock Infinite, Handyman plays an integral part as a bouncer that his main job is to protect Columbia from any attack and threat of other people outside the city. In this game, Handyman is also one of many villains that will hold back Booker from entering to the city of Columbia. Talking about his strength, Handyman is a really tough villain that can cause such great damages to Booker and even punch him to death.

However, even though this big fat enemy possesses such a great power in his 2 giant hands, in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman proved can be defeated if you can combine all of Booker’s strengths, from his big guns and telekinesis powers, and then optimize the use of Skyline to avoid Handyman whenever he starts attacking you back.

In this article, there are some facts about Handyman that you probably should know about. And if you happen to have some sort of problems when facing him in this game, here you’ll find out about how to defeat Handyman and what is the best way to fight him in this game.

Who is Handyman and What is His Role in Columbia?

First of all, you need to know about who Handyman really is. In this latest installment of Bioshock Infinite, Handyman is narrated as a really big guy that all over his body is made from steel. So from his overall appearance, we can see how Handyman looks like a giant robot. However, even though most of his body is made from metal, there are 2 parts in his body that still humanize him, his head and his heart.

As a matter of fact, these 2 parts are the only genuine human parts that can be found in Handyman’s body. So despite his robot appearance, it’s good to know that he can still think as a human and has a feeling of a normal human. But then again, despite these 2 human parts that still make him a normal person, Handyman is still a dangerous villain that has been programmed by Comstock to stop and kill Booker every time they meet each other in the battle.

Handyman Appearance in Bioshock Infinite

Handyman has 2 really giant hands. These 2 doll alike hands are capable to create such great damages to your health bar every time his jab lands in Booker’s face. That’s not so surprising given that Handyman has a really huge body, plus he is made from steel. So no wonder if he possesses such a great power in his hands.

As shown in this latest Bioshock game, Handyman appears for the very first time when Booker enters the floating city of Columbia. In that part of the game, we can see how Handyman is being “showcased” in front of the people in Columbia on the stage, similar like a “Freak Show” stage where weird people are gathered around in one place to show off their weirdness to people.

The good thing is, in that moment, Booker, who hasn’t been recognized as “the False Sheppard” by the public of Columbia, doesn’t need to face Handyman yet in the direct battle. However, the bad news comes around when Booker finally has to meet Handyman face-to-face in the real battle after people of Columbia find out about the initial of “AD” or Anna Dewitt on Booker’s hand.

What is Handyman’s job in Columbia?

In Bioshock Infinite, Handyman is given a job by Comstock to protect Columbia along with the people from the attacks and threats of Vox Populi, some group of people that are against “The Founders”, the group from Columbia government led by Comstock, and want to change Columbia as a new better place where all people, including black and Irish people, can be treated equally without any discrimination of race, tribe, or anything.

Besides protecting Columbia from Vox Populi’s attacks, Handyman also becomes one of Booker’s enemies, big bosses to be exact. Handyman is also tasked by Comstock to keep Booker away from Columbia and most importantly, from Elizabeth.

What is Handyman’s Main Strength?

The biggest strength possessed by Handyman in this game is the power to knock enemies down with his 2 giant hands. This is the reason why you as Booker has to stay in far distance whenever you fight against Handyman in the battle because if he manages to land his jab in Booker’s face, then most of the time, his giant hands can cause such great damages to your health bar.

The other strength of Handyman is his ability to hack the Skyline and stream an electric shock to this track. Well, the Skyline is the roller coaster track that is spreading out across the sky of Columbia. This skyline is mostly used to transport cargoes, while people with grappling hook, including Booker, can also use the Skyline to travel quickly from one place to other place without walking.

However, when facing this big villain, you must be really careful when jumping to the skyline because Handyman is capable to shock you to death when he turns the skyline into the electrocuted track.

How to Defeat Handyman?

There are many ways to defeat Handyman. The most obvious way is definitely by using your big guns like shotgun or other powerful weapons at your disposal. However, using only big guns to fight Handyman will not be effective because Handyman is really strong and he can quickly bounce back to attack Booker with his big fat hands. Therefore, before facing Handyman in person, you must firstly master the controls of Booker and knows how to use all of Booker’s weapons, including his telekinesis powers.

Using the Skyline

Besides depending your life to your weapons and telekinesis powers, the Skyline can also be really helpful to avoid any attack from Handyman. But you must always be well aware whenever Handyman uses his electric power to hack the Skyline. This will turn the Skyline into such a big danger to you as this electrocuted track will suck most of your health bar to death. So every time you see any electric spark on the Skyline, the best thing to do is to jump away from the skyline and make a fast landing to the ground or any platform around you.

Using the Guns and Telekinesis Powers

And as i mentioned earlier, one of the best guns to kill Handyman is shotgun. If you happen to own this weapon at your disposal, then you better use it when facing Handyman. Aim your target to his heart as this is the most fragile element in his body. Not to mention, even though the damages created by telekinesis powers are not that huge to Handyman, this magic power can still be useful to attack Handyman every time you have a chance to use it.

Elizabeth’s Help Always Comes in Handy

Not only that, besides using guns, telekinesis powers and the Skyline, you can also depend on Elizabeth’s help to open the tears in order to bring some goodies from other different realities to Booker’s reality, such as: medics, bullets, armors, walls to defend and even decoys to distract Handyman from attacking you.

Well, if you can combine all of those Booker’s strengths and know when to jump to the skyline to avoid Handyman’s attacks, plus with the help from Elizabeth, then you have a huge chance to defeat Handyman in any direct battle with him.

What about you? Do you have any other trick that you usually use to fight Handyman in Bioshock Infinite? If you do, then feel free to share your town trick on the comment section below.

Interesting Facts About Songbird and His Involvement in Bioshock Infinite

If there is any villain character that many gamers will try to avoid in their favorite video games, then Songbird might be one of them (and the other one would be Shahdee from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within). Booker Dewitt, which is the main and the only playable character in Bioshock Infinite, is given a job by Lutece twins, Robert Lutece and Rosalind Lutece, to help a girl named Elizabeth to get out from Columbia and bring her safely to New York.

However, Comstock, who possesses many technology inventions that were created by Luteces, especially the one that allows him to travel to many different realities and timelines in the world, obviously won’t let that happen. Therefore, thanks to Luteces’ technology, he then orders Songbird, a robotic bird, to guard Elizabeth in the tower of Monument Island and protect her from any threat of outsiders, especially Booker Dewitt.

With the time and reality machine invented by Luteces, Comstock will surely know and can precisely predict that in the future, there will be someone who will try to rescue Elizabeth and bring her out from Columbia.

And Comstock sees this as the most dangerous threat for him and his position in Columbia because if that comes to fruition, people in Columbia, especially the group from Columbia government called “The Founders”, will no longer trust him as a leader of the city, thus ruining his plans to keep reigning Columbia until his only heir, Elizabeth, replaces him. Therefore, with the help from Luteces, Comstock decides to create Songbird, an extremely powerful guard that his main job is to protect Elizabeth from Booker Dewitt.

Who is Songbird and What is His Job in this Game?

Songbird is a bird alike robot. It is a robot, in the shape of bird, and his main and only job is to protect Elizabeth in the tower from any threat, especially from Booker Dewitt. Given the fact that Elizabeth is the most important person for Comstock (since Elizabeth is the only heir to his throne), so no wonder if Comstock creates Songbird as a really, extremely powerful guard for Elizabeth.

Having been armed with solid metal armor all over his body, plus a really large and strong body, there is no way Booker can ever beat Songbird in this game, even with all of his powerful guns or telekinesis super powers.

The Facts About Songbird

One interesting fact about Songbird is, despite its role as one of the biggest enemies for Booker in Bioshock Infinite, it’s actually rare to see Booker get involved in the direct battle against this giant bird. So don’t ever expect that you’ll be able to defeat this bird in this game as Songbird appears only in several cut scenes.

The other interesting fact about Songbird is that, the eyes of this bird has 3 different colors: green, yellow and red (similar like the Big Daddy in the previous Bioshock games). But most of the time, his eyes appears to be red, especially when seeing Booker around Elizabeth. And if you see red color in Songbird’s eyes, then it means this bird is full of rage and will do harm to anyone who gets close to Elizabeth.

However, you don’t have to worry anything about this bird as Songbird will only occur in some cut scenes, not in the direct battle against Booker. Unless at the first part of this game when Booker tries to help Elizabeth escape from the Monument Island. This is when you can fire your weapon at Songbird, although it cannot harm him at all.

Anyway, besides red, the eyes of Songbird will turn into yellow if he feels alerted with Booker’s presence around Elizabeth. Finally, his eyes will turn to 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’s Elizabeth who always manages to reduce his anger to the low, thus sparing Booker’s life.

But then again, it’s great to hear that you don’t have to fight against Songbird face-to-face in this game because i believe it’s gonna be really tough or even impossible for Booker to beat Songbird even with all of his most powerful guns or telekinesis powers. And seeing how huge his steel-made muscles and wings, not to mention, his giant claws, then there is no single doubt that this bird will torn Booker’s body into parts before killing him. Long story short, Songbird is simply unbeatable, or at least by Booker Dewitt.

Songbird’s Weaknesses

However, despite the fact that Songbird is unbeatable by Booker, there are still some weaknesses that are possessed by this robotic bird. First of all, as we already know, Songbird is really loyal to Elizabeth given that Songbird has been programmed to do so. So this bird will never do any harm to this girl no matter what. And that’s the weakness that Booker can always gain advantage at. So every time Songbird is angry at Booker and almost an inch away from killing him, Elizabeth always comes to the rescue and calms him down, thus saving Booker from getting killed.

The second weakness of Songbird 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 to the future and gives him the special instrument plus the song notes that can be used to control Songbird. This is when the last weakness of Songbird is finally revealed to the players. And that is the full power of Elizabeth to open the tears.

Surprisingly, it’s Elizabeth, not Booker, that can really defeat and kill Songbird for good. After receiving the instrument called “The Whistler” from Elizabeth and also discovering about the song notes, Booker then uses that special flute to command Songbird to destroy the siphon. Apparently, this siphon has been controlling Elizabeth from using her power to open the “tears” at the fullest, thus preventing her to escape from the tower.

Therefore, after the siphon has been destroyed by Songbird, Elizabeth can finally use her full 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 given that Rapture is an underwater city, under the deep blue sea, then the pressure is extremely huge and powerful enough to kill any living thing in this ocean.

And thanks to Elizabeth’s full power, she then transports Booker and herself inside the building in the Rapture, while Songbird is transported by Elizabeth outside the Rapture building. So the huge pressure of the ocean finally kills Songbird.

The Bright Side of Songbird

However, despite all the bad things that we already know about Songbird, interestingly, there is still some shed of goodness inside the heart of this bird. If you’ve already played and finished this game, then you obviously know that the moment after Booker kills Comstock, Songbird surprisingly decides to help Booker and Elizabeth to prevent Vox Populi group from destroying the Zeppelin of the airship, some kind of machine that is really crucial to get them safely to Monument Island. So at this part of the game, Booker can give order to Songbird to attack any threat from Vox Populi people around the airship.

So yeah, there you go. The story about Songbird. Hopefully, this article can help you learn more about Songbird in Bioshock Infinite. What about you? Do you have any opinion regarding the existence of Songbird in Bioshock Infinite? Well, if you do, then feel free to shoot your opinion on the comment section below.