Bioshock: Infinite reveals the Motorized Patriot
The new enemy is part of a class of Bioshock Infinite opponents called ‘heavy hitters’. Director Ken Levine has revealed the Motorized Patriot saying ”Unlike most of the enemies, he’s completely fearless. He doesn’t have a sense of self-preservation, so he’ll just keep coming at you and coming at you.” So he’s basically a clockwork Terminator.
Levine says this new class of enemy is about more than just being really hard to kill. Instead they “augment the abilities of the more traditional BioShock enemies”, the idea being that they have a wider range of powers and provide a “really unique challenge”.
In the Patriot’s case the unique power, apart from being, you know, a seven foot robot who hates you, is the Pepper Mill. It’s a mini gun that you can only get once you pry it from it’s cold dead fingers. It’s how he would have wanted it.