Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
It didn't seem to care for being in the water, back when it fell into Battleship Bay, and again at the end when it is teleported to Rapture and dies.
That's because in order for it to fly it had to be created from ultra-light materials that couldn't handle the pressure. I agree that it was like a Handyman, and most likely the organs were getting crushed each time it went deep into the water.
Well, I understood it was getting crushed, especially in the depths of Rapture. The depths of Battleship Bay didn't seem like it should have been enough, but the scene showed it reacting like it was getting struck (the crushing) but if I wasn't mistaken it also seems to grasp at it's throat similar to a person trying to get air before it stopped the pursuit and went back to the surface.
I could be wrong, but IIRC Songbird gets struck with some falling debris when he tries to follow Booker below the surface. Scene was pretty disorienting, though, so it's tough to tell.