Elizabeth is a young woman that has been held captive since a baby aboard Columbia, a floating air city set in 1912 and suspended in the air through a combination of giant blimps, balloons, reactors, propellers, and mainly quantum levitation.
During her time in captivity she became well-read and did learn practical skills like lock-picking and cryptography.
In BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea she has a new and more mature design, she’s older, wiser and more confident. Players easily form an emotional connection with the character.
Taking place in Rapture from the first BioShock games, Burial at Sea is evocative of film noir with lovely cosplayer Silver Wolfie becoming Elizabeth, the femme fatale.