History Characters / Portal

3rd Jan '17 8:30:43 AM DrakeClawfang
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* TaughtByExperience: In the sequel, she's learned that trying to actually fight Chell doesn't work. She thus tricks Chell into a sealed container that is transported to [=GLaDOS=]' lair. She then drops turrets around the chamber, then drops a pipe in to pump in neurotoxin. The only reason it fails is because Chell and Wheatley are even ''better'' at this trope than her and have pre-emptively cut off her supply of turrets and neurotoxin.



* TaughtByExperience: As he directly addresses, he recognizes the mistakes [=GLaDOS=] made and doesn't re-make them. [[spoiler:He's only defeated because he had the misfortune to make his lair around pipes of the colored gels.]]
-->"I took the liberty of watching the tapes of you killing her, and I'm not going to make the same mistakes. Four part plan is this. One: No portal surfaces. Two: Start the neurotoxin immediately. Three: Bomb-proof shields for me. Leading directly into number Four: Bombs. For throwing at you."



* TheUnreveal: Wheatley explains how he survived [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] crushing him]], but doesn't think to stop talking when the Aerial Faith Plate bouncing you up to him stops working.

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* TheUnreveal: Wheatley explains how he survived [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] crushing him]], but doesn't think to stop talking when the Aerial Faith Plate bouncing you up to him stops working.working and thus you can't hear him anymore.
3rd Jan '17 8:08:22 AM DrakeClawfang
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[[folder: The Monster]]
The chief antagonist of the ''Peer-Review'' co-op DLC, who has taken over an older version of [=GLaDOS=]'s body and is using it wreak havoc.

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[[folder: The Monster]]
The chief antagonist of
Bird]]
A bird that has made a home for itself in
the ''Peer-Review'' co-op DLC, who has taken over an older version halls of [=GLaDOS=]'s body and is using it wreak havoc.Aperture's Enrichment Center.



* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler:The antagonist taking over the facility, causing chaos and ruffling [=GLaDOS=]'s cool is... the bird who bothered her and Wheatley before, inadvertently building her nest on a crucial keyboard.]]
* InterfaceScrew: Turns the lights off at one point, requiring Atlas and P-body to use night vision. [[spoiler: Immediately turns the lights back on, blinding them.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: After Atlas and P-body shoo her away, [[spoiler:she leaves her eggs behind in her nest, which are later taken in and hatched in an incubation chamber by [=GLaDOS=]]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:After the final puzzle, the bots drive it away in a cutscene.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: Strictly speaking, ''yes''. The bird is a secondary antagonist in the main campaign, though obviously [=GLaDOS=] and [[spoiler:Wheatley]] are bigger threats.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler:The antagonist taking over the facility, facility in the ''Peer Review'', causing chaos and ruffling [=GLaDOS=]'s cool is... the bird who bothered her and Wheatley before, bird, inadvertently building her nest on a crucial keyboard.]]
* InterfaceScrew: Turns [[spoiler:Turns the lights off at one point, requiring Atlas and P-body to use night vision. [[spoiler: Immediately turns the lights back on, blinding them.]]
* MamaBear: As to be expected of a bird, threatening her nest or eggs causes her to attack.
* ObliviouslyEvil: [[spoiler:Building a nest on top of a keyboard that happens to be ab old version of [=GLaDOS=]'s body, and thus has a degree of control over Aperture, causes chaos. Then it starts to peck away at the keys...]]
* ParentalAbandonment: After [[spoiler:After Atlas and P-body shoo her away, [[spoiler:she she leaves her eggs behind in her nest, which are later taken in and hatched in an incubation chamber by [=GLaDOS=]]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:After the final puzzle, puzzle in ''Peer Review'', the bots drive it away in a cutscene.]]]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: [=GLaDOS=] is so terrified of it that the mere ''thought'' of its presence causes her to have a panic attack.
2nd Jan '17 5:00:24 PM nombretomado
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--> '''GLaDOS''': As part of a previously mentioned required test protocol, we can no longer lie to you. When the testing is over, you will be... missed.

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--> '''GLaDOS''': '''[=GLaDOS=]''': As part of a previously mentioned required test protocol, we can no longer lie to you. When the testing is over, you will be... missed.



* {{Irony}}: While GLaDOS calls out Chell with a YouMonster line, she [[spoiler: proceeds squeezing Wheatley to near-death and throws his seeming carcass out of Chell's sight]] like her regular days with her test subjects.

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* {{Irony}}: While GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] calls out Chell with a YouMonster line, she [[spoiler: proceeds squeezing Wheatley to near-death and throws his seeming carcass out of Chell's sight]] like her regular days with her test subjects.
2nd Jan '17 4:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* SubmissiveBadass: She never actually says anything, and is all too willing to take orders from Wheatley and GLaDOS, but she was responsible for destroying the omnipotent power-mad AI in charge of Aperture. Twice. [[spoiler: Well, three times. GLaDOS in the first game and in the second, and Wheatley in the second.]]

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* SubmissiveBadass: She never actually says anything, and is all too willing to take orders from Wheatley and GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], but she was responsible for destroying the omnipotent power-mad AI in charge of Aperture. Twice. [[spoiler: Well, three times. GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] in the first game and in the second, and Wheatley in the second.]]



* WorthyOpponent: GLaDOS, for all of her sniping, admits that Wheatley's plan could not have worked at all without Chell's help.

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* WorthyOpponent: GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], for all of her sniping, admits that Wheatley's plan could not have worked at all without Chell's help.



* UnwillingRoboticisation: Carol's mind was implanted into Glados against her will.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: Carol's mind was implanted into Glados [=GLaDOS=] against her will.



-->'''GLaDOS:''' Have you refilled your prescription lately?\\

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-->'''GLaDOS:''' -->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' Have you refilled your prescription lately?\\



The Party Escort Bot, alternatively known as the Party Associate, is a robot appearing in the retconned PC version of Portal, as of the March 3, 2010 patch. It's only role in the game is to drag Chell back into the facility after she defeats GLaDOS, so that she can have new adventures in the sequel.

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The Party Escort Bot, alternatively known as the Party Associate, is a robot appearing in the retconned PC version of Portal, as of the March 3, 2010 patch. It's only role in the game is to drag Chell back into the facility after she defeats GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], so that she can have new adventures in the sequel.



* ChekhovsGunman: When GLaDOS first mentions him, it appears as if he does not exist at all. Then there is no mention of him for a long time, until he suddenly turns up as a DiabolusExMachina in the ending.
* DiabolusExMachina: After Chell has survived hours of deadly testing, GLaDOS' deathtrap, navigated the facilities, and then confronted GLaDOS in her room and defeated her, she ends up semi-conscious on a parking lot, and this robot drags her back into the facility.

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* ChekhovsGunman: When GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] first mentions him, it appears as if he does not exist at all. Then there is no mention of him for a long time, until he suddenly turns up as a DiabolusExMachina in the ending.
* DiabolusExMachina: After Chell has survived hours of deadly testing, GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' deathtrap, navigated the facilities, and then confronted GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] in her room and defeated her, she ends up semi-conscious on a parking lot, and this robot drags her back into the facility.



* ArtificialStupidity: [[spoiler: Oddly enough, an ''intentional'' in-universe example. His sole reason of existing is to consistently give GLaDOS stupid ideas and make bad decisions.]]

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* ArtificialStupidity: [[spoiler: Oddly enough, an ''intentional'' in-universe example. His sole reason of existing is to consistently give GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] stupid ideas and make bad decisions.]]



* EurekaMoment: While dying of lunar radiation poisoning, Cave gives his last directive: invent brain-mapping and artificial intelligence in a last-ditch effort to prolong his own life. A somber Cave ruminates that Apature should have been focusing its energies on A.I. way back in the fifites.

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* EurekaMoment: While dying of lunar radiation poisoning, Cave gives his last directive: invent brain-mapping and artificial intelligence in a last-ditch effort to prolong his own life. A somber Cave ruminates that Apature should have been focusing its energies on A.I. way back in the fifites.fifties.
13th Dec '16 6:10:45 PM Hobbie
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* MotorMouth: To call him chatty would be an understatement.

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* MotorMouth: To call him chatty would be an understatement. He will not shut up about space.



* TalkativeLoon: He never shuts up.

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* TalkativeLoon: He never shuts up.up about space.
11th Dec '16 12:03:24 PM Alvin
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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Wheatley, in an effort to emulate [=GLaDOS=], goes back to the well again (specifically, ''Portal 1'') and cooks up a few schoolyard taunts about Chell's weight/parentage. How goes [=GLaDOS=], listening in, react to this? ''She calls him out on his prejudice!'' Predictably, Wheatly deflates and starts sputtering about "[[SomeOfMyBestFriends some of my best friends]]" to save face.

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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Wheatley, in an effort to emulate [=GLaDOS=], goes back to the well again (specifically, ''Portal 1'') and cooks up a few schoolyard taunts about Chell's weight/parentage. How goes does [=GLaDOS=], listening in, react to this? ''She calls him out on his prejudice!'' Predictably, Wheatly deflates and starts sputtering about "[[SomeOfMyBestFriends some of my best friends]]" to save face.
4th Dec '16 9:34:21 AM Beedle
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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: During the final battle, he taunts Chell that he expected her to die obtaining the portal gun, and that she wasn't the first person he had sent after it; she was just the one who survived the longest.]]
11th Nov '16 4:00:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: "Hey--[[TickingClock countdown clock!]] Man, ''that'' is trouble. Situation's looking pretty ugly."
29th Oct '16 2:39:12 AM Sumatris
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* ActivationSequence: One of the most iconic examples in video game history.
24th Oct '16 7:41:51 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9Sc88qreg look at her moves in this trailer]].



* BadAss: While dodging turrets, crawling through air vents, and matching {{Deadpan Snark|er}}s with [=GLaDOS=], ''without a portal gun or any other technology''.
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