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Alone, we have no future.
Story[edit | edit source]
In her twenties, Bridget was the victim of uterine cancer. This stranded half of her soul on the Beach. Eventually, Bridget would name her divorced "ka" Amelie. Due to the unique conditions of the Beach, Amelie did not age, and Bridget would deflect suspicion by claiming that Amelie was her daughter.
At one point, she was elected as the Vice President of the United States. Later, she became the first female President after the original President was killed in a voidout, and would also go on to form Bridges.
When Cliff Unger was cornered after his attempted to escape with his BB, Bridget ordered John to shoot him. After his hesitation, she pulled the trigger instead, shooting Cliff twice. However, she inadvertently shot BB as well, killing him.
Some time later, Amelie would encounter the BB on the Beach, and would use her powers to bring him back to life. Bridget then chose to decommission the BB, instead raising him as her own child and naming him Sam.
After the Death Stranding occurred and caused the United States to deteriorate as a country, she helped form the United Cities of America. It was Bridget's vision for America to be made whole again, and thus, she was a primary catalyst for the UCA's plan to reconnect all cities under the Chiral Network.
Some time thereafter, Bridget began suffering from the final stages of uterine cancer which occurred in her 20s, rendering her bedridden in a chiralgram of the Oval Office at the Bridges Isolation Ward in Central Knot City. She was reunited with Sam after he was given a request by Deadman to deliver her morphine. She attempted to convince Sam to join her in her mission to reconnect America, but he was reluctant to do so. During her final, desperate plea to convince Sam, she crawled out of her bed towards him, causing her to disconnect from her medical monitors and respirator. She eventually succumbed to her affliction in front of Sam, causing Bridges' medical staff to urgently arrive in an attempt to assist her, accompanied by other prominent members of the organization.
Before her death, she "made a contract" with Sam, unbeknownst to him, requiring him to assist the UCA and Bridges in their goal to reconnect America. Die-Hardman and Deadman then request that Sam cremate her body at the incinerator west of Capital Knot City before her body enters necrosis, as the earlier voidout left them with no corpse disposal team, which Sam reluctantly agrees to do.
Physical Description[edit | edit source]
Bridget Strand is presented as a middle-aged, white woman between 45 and 60 years with blue eyes and greying blonde hair. Years later, due to her cancer, her appearance has deteriorated, with her hair thinned and all but lost due to chemotherapy.
As President Strand, Amelie wears a white formal suit with a skirt, a pink kerchief, a silver watch in her left hand, black stockings and white heel shoes. She uses glasses and, occasionally, the BR-10-14P-9999 LUDENS mask in order to preserve her identity during the visits to the BB research installations. Later, when she falls ill due to her disease, she wears a white nightgown and pink bandana very similar to the kerchief that she used years ago.
Personality[edit | edit source]
There's no much information about Bridget personality, but she looks like a decided and a very strong person considering that she was probably the first woman to become president of the United States and the first president of the UCA. She organizes the expeditions through the devastated country and construct the cities all over.
In the personal aspect she seems like a nice and calm person. After all, she adopts and raises to Sam Porter, who has a great affection for her considering Bridget his mother. Also the citizens in general have a positive image of the president Strand.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Decelerated Aging: As noted by Heartman, Bridget appeared to age more slowly than normal humans. It is hypothesized that her strong connection to the Beach kept her from being fully connected to the passage of time.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Bridget was first introduced in the release date reveal trailer. She was, however, featured indirectly in the E3 2018 trailer via a photograph Sam carries of himself, Bridget, and Lucy in the Oval Office.
- The family name "Strand" is a German word that also means "beach". It's also a verb: a boat can be beached, or stranded, on a deserted island, leaving its survivors with nowhere to go, which is the origin of the more common use of the word "stranded".
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Characters and groups in Death Stranding
|Bridges||Sam • Die-Hardman • Deadman • Mama • Heartman • Lou • Igor Frank • Nick Easton • George Baton • Benjamin Hancock • Jake Wind • Viktor Frank • William Lake • Thomas Southerland • Owen Southwick • Alex Weatherstone • Charles Khan • Phillip North • Aaron Hill|
|Homo Demens||Higgs Monaghan|
|United Cities of America||Amelie • Bridget Strand|
|Preppers||Chiral Artist's Mother • Collector • Cosplayer • Craftsman • Doctor • Elder • Engineer • Evo-devo Biologist • Film Director • First Prepper • Geologist • Junk Dealer • Ludens Fan • Mountaineer • Musician • Novelist's Son • Paleontologist • Peter Englert • Photographer • Roboticist • Spiritualist • Timefall Farmers • Veteran Porter • Wandering MC|
|Other characters||Cliff Unger • Lockne • Lucy Strand • Lisa Bridges • Bridge babies • MULEs • Stillmothers|
|Entities||Beached things • Extinction entity|
|Manufacturers||Cicada • Solstice • StrandWolf • WellMax|