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Beaker family
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Description
What experiments are the highly secretive and less than neighborly Loki and Circe Beaker performing on poor Nervous Subject? Will this secrecy affect Circe's career ambitions?
Name Beaker family
Members Loki Beaker, Circe Beaker, Nervous Subject
Number of generations 3 generations
Family connections Curious family, Specter family, Singles household
Lot 1 Tesla Court
Funds §2,466
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Icon.png The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Strangetown
Beaker family
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Description
The Beaker family lives for friendly science in a friendly society. Gundrun and Bjorn were the leading minds in some of the cutting edge geo-technology that made the town what it is today. Now with two young children in tow they're thinking that perhaps it's time to take their love of science to another town, maybe someplace a little stranger?
Name Beaker family
Members Bjorn Beaker, Gundrun Beaker, Loki Beaker, Erin Beaker
Number of generations 2 generations
Funds §15,000
Difficulty level 4 of 6
Other information
Game TS3AS Icon.png The Sims 3 Store
Playability Playable
World Aurora Skies
Beaker family
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Description
A scientific experiment transported the Beaker twins to the Future from their home in Strangetown. They love the Future and its scientific possibilities.
Name Beaker family
Members Atom Beaker, Ceres Beaker, Cyclotron
Number of generations 1 generation
Lot 1220 Division Street
Funds §50,000
Difficulty level 2 of 6
Other information
Game TS3ITF Icon.png The Sims 3: Into the Future
Playability Unplayable
World Oasis Landing
Beaker family
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Description
What experiments are the highly secretive and less than neighborly Loki and Circe Beaker performing on poor Nervous Subject? Is it true 'their' children are clones? Will this secrecy affect Circe's career ambitions? What makes Nervous Subject worth experimentation?
Name Beaker family
Members Loki Beaker, Circe Beaker, Nervous Subject, Atom Beaker, Ceres Beaker
Number of generations 2 generations
Funds §28,000
Other information
Game TS4 Icon.png The Sims 4
Playability Gallery

The Beaker family is a pre-made family that first appeared in Strangetown from The Sims 2 and returned in the downloadable neighborhood of Aurora Skies from The Sims 3 Store and Oasis Landing from The Sims 3: Into the Future.

Biography

The Sims 2

The family from The Sims 2 consists of Loki Beaker, Circe Beaker, and their test guinea pig, Nervous Subject. They reside in a large mansion on a hill, complete with a cell-like room in the basement for Nervous, and several suspicious-looking machines, which are mostly career and aspiration rewards. Their address is 1 Tesla Court, located near the alien crash site. The Beakers have a longstanding rivalry with the Curious family, probably stemming from the fact that Vidcund Curious was Circe's first flame. On Loki's side of the family, he and his sister are possibly of Scandinavian descent, judging from the last name of their maternal grandparents, Halfdanarson, and first names of all their relatives. Circe may be of Greek descent on her father's side of the family.

Upon loading the lot for the first time, the game will direct the player to get Circe to work in a good mood in order to receive her desired promotion, at which she will most likely always succeed.

"Circe wants a big promotion! Get her to work in a good mood, and maybe her efforts will pay off!"

In earlier development stages of the game, the Beaker family was seemingly meant to introduce the player to the Big Boss Scenario, according to an early string found in the game files, before it ultimately got scrapped entirely.

The Sims 3

In The Sims 3, the family returns in the downloadable neighborhood of Aurora Skies. Bjorn, Gundrun, Loki and Erin are present. According to their bio, their family is implied to live for "friendly science in a friendly society", strongly contrasting the ethically questionable experiments Loki and his wife Circe conduct on Nervous Subject in The Sims 2.

The family also returned in Oasis Landing. Loki's genetically engineered children, Atom and Ceres, were transported into the future through a scientific experiment.

An official Maxis recreation of The Sims 2 Beaker family was uploaded to the The Sims 4 Gallery on March 19, 2019, marking the 19 year anniversary of The Sims. In addition to Loki, Circe, and Nervous, the household also features young Atom and Ceres as Loki's children.

Onomatology

  • Beaker: a glass object used for measuring and holding fluids in a laboratory setting.
  • Loki: "the god of mischief and trickery."
  • Circe: a demigoddess in Greek mythology. Odysseus, a Homeric hero, had a year-long affair with her.
  • Nervous: pun meaning he is a "nervous test subject."
  • Bjorn: "bear."
  • Gundrun: daughter of the Nibelung king in Norse legend, "god," "secret."
  • Canute: "knot."
  • Gertrude: "strength."
  • Salamis: a nymph in Greek mythology and an island named after her in Greece.

Family tree

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Members

Gallery

Beaker Family
Canute - Gertrude - Bjorn - Gundrun - Loki - Erin - Circe - Atom - Ceres
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