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A Bridge baby, also known simply as a BB, is a baby that has been taken from a stillmother to be used by Bridges operatives. A stillmother's womb facilitates a connection between the world of the dead and a Bridge baby, granting Bridges operatives who establish a trance connection with a Bridge baby the ability to sense BTs. Most babies are retired after a year of service.
Bridge babies are kept in portable pods which simulate the conditions of a stillmother's womb, as they will cease to function properly if they feel they are not in such a womb. Periodically, the environmental conditions of a Bridge baby's pod must be updated in a synchronization incubator with data gathered from a stillmother's womb at a given moment.
- Higgs carries a portable tank with a fetus-shaped figure inside. Rather than emitting an orange-yellow glow when activated, as the Bridge baby's tank does, his portable tank emits a red one. The bottom casing of his tank is also green, rather than orange like the Bridge baby's.
- Hideo Kojima has stated that only one individual baby had been shown up until the TGS 2018 teaser trailer, and that it relates to the game's mechanics and story as a whole.
Characters and groups in Death Stranding
|Bridges||Sam · Die-Hardman · Deadman · Mama · Heartman|
|Other characters||Amelie · Cliff · Bridge baby|
|Other groups||United Cities of America · Corpse Disposal Team 6|
Objects in Death Stranding
|Equipment||B-handcuffs · Bridge babies · Climbing anchor · Ladder · Shoulder-mounted mechanical arm|
|Weapons||Assault rifle · Electrified pole weapon · Handgun|
|Other objects||Damage sensor tape · Sam's necklace|