History Characters / Portal

28th Jun '17 3:26:19 AM Hanz
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* GeneralFailure: Despite how much a [[TropesAreFlexible stretch]] it might seem to apply a trope about military commanders to the head of an R&D company, he fits it surprisingly well. His leadership style, complete with [[WeHaveReserves total disregard for the safety and well-being of his subordinates]], fits the trope like a glove.


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* PointyHairedBoss: His leadership style, complete with [[WeHaveReserves total disregard for the safety and well-being of his subordinates]], fits the trope like a glove.
18th Jun '17 10:01:48 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the casting call for him, he was described as being based on two redneck billionaires, Ted Turner and Ross Perot. As presented in the game, he bears more than a passing resemblance to WaltDisney, particularly regarding his recorded announcements (reminiscent of those Disney contributed to the 1964 World's Fair) and his [[spoiler:wish to cheat death by being scanned into a computer -- much as Walt Disney was rumored to have tried to cheat death by being posthumously cryogenically frozen]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the casting call for him, he was described as being based on two redneck billionaires, Ted Turner and Ross Perot. As presented in the game, he bears more than a passing resemblance to WaltDisney, Creator/WaltDisney, particularly regarding his recorded announcements (reminiscent of those Disney contributed to the 1964 World's Fair) and his [[spoiler:wish to cheat death by being scanned into a computer -- much as Walt Disney was rumored to have tried to cheat death by being posthumously cryogenically frozen]].
14th May '17 12:56:37 PM BURGINABC
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* GeneralFailure: This man was irradiating, poisoning, melting, flaying, and dismembering some of humanity's finest specimens as far back as the fifites. You can imagine how little regard he had for the safety of his own workers, or worse, vagabonds he recruited from the street.

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* GeneralFailure: This man was irradiating, poisoning, melting, flaying, and dismembering some of humanity's finest specimens as far back as Despite how much a [[TropesAreFlexible stretch]] it might seem to apply a trope about military commanders to the fifites. You can imagine how little regard head of an R&D company, he had fits it surprisingly well. His leadership style, complete with [[WeHaveReserves total disregard for the safety and well-being of his own workers, or worse, vagabonds he recruited from subordinates]], fits the street.trope like a glove.
11th May '17 6:03:25 AM Dallenson
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*** [[spoiler:Interestingly, he doesn't take to idiot as much as moron before you plug him into the core transfer replacement transfer receptacle. Either he wasn't listening, ignoring that one comment or [=GLaDOS=]'s body made him sensitive to those comments.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''[=GLaDOS=]''': "Do ''not'' plug that idiot into the mainframe!"]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Wheatley''': "Yes, you ''should'' plug that idiot into the mainframe!"]]
8th May '17 10:56:49 AM ChilledXSocks
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8th May '17 10:56:30 AM ChilledXSocks
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** [spoiler:"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I am NOT! A! MORON!]]" [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Gee, thanks a lot, [=GLaDOS=].]] The irony is just astounding.]]

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** [spoiler:"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis [[spoiler:"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I am NOT! A! MORON!]]" [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Gee, thanks a lot, [=GLaDOS=].]] The irony is just astounding.]]
7th May '17 5:43:18 PM SatoshiBakura
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: First game, sure, but Wheatley and eventually the mainframe itself takes up this role in the second game.]]

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* BigBad: The A.I. controlling the entire facility and responsible for all of the tests that Chell is forced to go through. [[spoiler: First game, sure, but Wheatley and eventually the mainframe itself takes up She loses this role in position to Wheatly halfway through the second game.game after he is plugged into the mainframe, which is revealed to have a corrupting influence.]]



* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I am NOT! A! MORON!]]" [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Gee, thanks a lot, [=GLaDOS=].]] The irony is just astounding.]]

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I am NOT! A! MORON!]]" [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Gee, thanks a lot, [=GLaDOS=].]] The irony is just astounding.]]


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* BigBadSlippage: [[spoiler:Technically the main villain the second game, he actually starts out legitimately helping Chell. It's only when he's plugged into the mainframe that he turns against her.]]
15th Feb '17 6:13:30 PM thatother1dude
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* LaserSight: Deconstructed. A beam of light comes straight from their eye, and follows you if they spot you, but it also lets you know how to block them and where they're looking.

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* LaserSight: Deconstructed. A beam of light comes straight from their eye, and follows you if they spot you, but it also lets you know how to block them and where they're looking.
12th Feb '17 8:48:02 PM rjd1922
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* 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...]]

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* ObliviouslyEvil: [[spoiler:Building a nest on top of a keyboard that happens to be ab an 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...]]
11th Feb '17 1:53:53 PM petersohn
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* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler: After he springs his trap, he could have easily dropped you into the bottomless pit, for example, by not putting those other faith plates there, or not swithcing on the tractor beam. Instead, he navigates you to that platform where you can escape. With this, he also gets you closer to his lair.]]
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