Ah, the Lutece Twins. Some of the more interesting characters not only in Bioshock Infinite, but in video games in general. In part, by the end of it all, you still don’t know who and what they are. As The Doctor might say, wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.
So I’ll explore what we see of them in the game. But it’s more than that, my interest is more, the connection. Because the Lutece Twins remind me of something else, remind me of absurdist plays. They remind me of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
One part character study, one part absurdist play comparison, this is what I have for you. The Lutece Twins both fill a story and plot purpose, but exist as an interesting result of that plot, of the quantum mechanics that make the game so interesting. Spoilers ahead!