History FanFicRecs / Portal

1st May '17 3:49:36 PM Siempie
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''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/7496292/1/Hell-or-High-Water Hell or High Water]]'' by [[https://m.fanfiction.net/u/78235/JenovaII JenovaII]]
* Reccomended by Siempie
* Status: Complete
* Pairings: None
* Synopsis: Reluctantly, Chell returns to Aperture. Turrets call out to her, and GLaDOS is missing. A locked room holds the answer - but is it a trap?
* Comments: The story is slow burn but ''very'' exciting, and while the characters can be a bit OOC at times, they're still very well written. The twists are suprising and a few definitely caught me off guard when I read it for the first time. The author has done a great job characterising the Space Core (or Orion, as Chell calls him) and Doug Rattman. Very well done.
20th Apr '17 10:37:45 AM Kissybandit513
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* ''Comments'': A wonderful fanfic, the author develops what may seem like an unusual pairing to some into a deep, emotional couple that contrasts perfectly. Warning, there are nsfw parts.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7514401/1/A-Real-Surprise A Real Surprise]]'' by [=Vaniterra=]

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* ''Comments'': A wonderful fanfic, the author develops what may seem like an unusual pairing to some into a deep, emotional couple that contrasts perfectly. Warning, there are nsfw parts.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7514401/1/A-Real-Surprise A
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''A
Real Surprise]]'' Surprise'' by [=Vaniterra=]



* Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.



* ''Synopsis'': What lurks in the unexplored shafts of old Aperture, sealed for decades? The answer tests human and andriod alike. [=ChellDOS=].
* ''Comments'': The fic is extremely high quality, with both Chell and [=GLaDOS=] beautifully fleshed out. The fic explores the relationship between the two women of Aperture naturally and endearingly, and along the way doesn't falter in presenting the clashes between what they are and how they act towards each other in a realistic way while still showing that the duo is capable of rising to the challenges inherent to the relationship. The fic also explores the abandoned facility, and pulls new dangers and characters that are genuinely threatening and intrigueing into the mix, forming an exciting new battle for Chell and [=GLaDOS=] that they are determined to win. To be warned, there is erotica in some chapters.

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* ''Synopsis'': What lurks in the unexplored shafts of old Aperture, sealed for decades? The answer tests human and andriod android alike. [=ChellDOS=].
* ''Comments'': The fic is extremely high quality, with both Chell and [=GLaDOS=] beautifully fleshed out. The fic explores the relationship between the two women of Aperture naturally and endearingly, and along the way doesn't falter in presenting the clashes between what they are and how they act towards each other in a realistic way while still showing that the duo is capable of rising to the challenges inherent to the relationship. The fic also explores the abandoned facility, facility and pulls new dangers and characters that are genuinely threatening and intrigueing intriguing into the mix, forming an exciting new battle for Chell and [=GLaDOS=] that they are determined to win. To be warned, there is erotica in some chapters.


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20th Apr '17 10:34:45 AM Kissybandit513
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20th Apr '17 10:29:40 AM Kissybandit513
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* ''Synopsis'': Four years after Portal 2, Wheatley decides to use his "death laser" to inscribe a giant apology to Chell on the moon. Chell has become a scientist on the surface, and upon seeing the message goes on an less-than-sane adventure to rescue Wheatley. Meanwhile a mysterious entity called The Mainframe is gathering personality cores for a sinister purpose, and Chell keeps having flashbacks of a strange man who may or may not have been her boyfriend: someone named "Wheatley [[PunnyName Whitmore]]"...

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* ''Synopsis'': Four years after Portal 2, Wheatley decides to use his "death laser" to inscribe a giant apology to Chell on the moon. Chell has become a scientist on the surface, and upon seeing the message goes on an a less-than-sane adventure to rescue Wheatley. Meanwhile Meanwhile, a mysterious entity called The Mainframe is gathering personality cores for a sinister purpose, and Chell keeps having flashbacks of a strange man who may or may not have been her boyfriend: someone named "Wheatley [[PunnyName Whitmore]]"...



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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7816303/1/Portal_Cubed Portal Cubed]]'' by [=Insane Guy of DOOM=]

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7816303/1/Portal_Cubed Portal Cubed]]'' ''Portal^3 (Portal Cubed)'' by [=Insane Guy of DOOM=]



* Vanished from the internet. Please post al ink if found.



* ''Synopsis'': According to the author its "meant to be an as realistic as possible depiction of what I think Portal 3 might be". Several months after Portal 2, Chell is living on the surface only to get called back to Aperture when [=GLaDOS=] accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan that threatens far more than just the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center.

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* ''Synopsis'': According to the author its author, it's "meant to be an as realistic as possible depiction of what I think Portal 3 might be". Several months after Portal 2, Chell is living on the surface only to get called back to Aperture when [=GLaDOS=] accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan that threatens far more than just the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center.



* ''Status'': Dormant



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14th Mar '17 3:01:42 PM ConMan1226
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8896805/1/Of-Robots-and-Women Of Robots And Women]] by [=TheTiller=]
* Reccomended by: ConMan1226
* ''Pairings'': Chell/[=GLaDOS=]
* ''Synopsis'': When Chell discovers that she is the last human on Earth, she goes back to the only one she can talk to. [=ChellDOS=].
* ''Comments'': If you're upset that the previous story is no longer online, this story is similar, but fleshed out in a very different way. Both Chell and GLaDOS are very well written, and as the story progresses, both of them begin to question the increasingly thin line between man and machine. Some of the 'naughty' scenes might be too much for some, but this story has too many great moments to ignore. The final chapter in particular is surprisingly emotional.
26th Feb '17 6:56:28 PM h4amarch
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* ''Comments'': Though apparently the author had not played anything of the Portal franchise before writing this, they're actually very much on point! I was surprised, because not only could I not find any discrepancies from canon, but the dialogue was quite in-character as well. As for the content, the cores themselves are written nicely, but the plot is engaging and the puzzle descriptions are nicely done.

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* ''Comments'': Though apparently the author had not played anything of the Portal franchise before writing this, they're actually very much on point! I was surprised, because not only could I not find any discrepancies from canon, but the dialogue was quite in-character as well. As for the content, not only are the cores themselves are written nicely, but the plot is engaging and the puzzle descriptions are nicely done.
2nd Jan '17 4:54:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comments'': This is a rare, dark and amazing take on human!Wheatley. The Unsigned is a master of horror and is a rival to GLaDOS in terms of awe-inspiring fear. Though some of her work may turn your stomach Unsigned is a credit to the Portal fandom.

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* ''Comments'': This is a rare, dark and amazing take on human!Wheatley. The Unsigned is a master of horror and is a rival to GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] in terms of awe-inspiring fear. Though some of her work may turn your stomach Unsigned is a credit to the Portal fandom.



* ''Synopsis'': The GLaDOS machine was complete. It only needed one more component.
* ''Comments'': There may be many takes on Caroline's transformation into an A.I, but one more won't hurt, right? This tragic account of what may have happened captures, as it's author put it, "the image comparison of the original GLaDOS, as how the developers saw her... and how the fans did" alongside the stuggle represented in Caroline's unused in-game lines.

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* ''Synopsis'': The GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] machine was complete. It only needed one more component.
* ''Comments'': There may be many takes on Caroline's transformation into an A.I, but one more won't hurt, right? This tragic account of what may have happened captures, as it's author put it, "the image comparison of the original GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], as how the developers saw her... and how the fans did" alongside the stuggle represented in Caroline's unused in-game lines.



** Aralyn: It's now complete, and there's not much much more to say, except everything you've heard about this fanfic is '''true'''. I've yet to read a better overall fanfic of the Portal genre. Prose is flowingly pleasant, characterization is simply amazing, especially of Wheatley's, with a simple yet interesting plot, realistic, and it even gets GLaDOS' dry humor down pat. The ending itself is enough to warrant a read- do yourself a favor and read it. Now.

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** Aralyn: It's now complete, and there's not much much more to say, except everything you've heard about this fanfic is '''true'''. I've yet to read a better overall fanfic of the Portal genre. Prose is flowingly pleasant, characterization is simply amazing, especially of Wheatley's, with a simple yet interesting plot, realistic, and it even gets GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' dry humor down pat. The ending itself is enough to warrant a read- do yourself a favor and read it. Now.



* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley is trapped in the Enrichment Center, fighting to escape before GLaDOS can take her revenge.

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* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley is trapped in the Enrichment Center, fighting to escape before GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] can take her revenge.



** Couldn't agree more. This story is funny and awesome and the OP wasn't kidding about your expectations. It surprises you like a punch in the face from your kindly old grandma would, only in the best way possible. Wheatley and GLaDOS talking to each other alone makes this fic worth the read, but everything else makes this fic one of the best the fandom has to offer. The author says she spent a long while studying every characters voice, and it shows. So go read it. Like yesterday.

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** Couldn't agree more. This story is funny and awesome and the OP wasn't kidding about your expectations. It surprises you like a punch in the face from your kindly old grandma would, only in the best way possible. Wheatley and GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] talking to each other alone makes this fic worth the read, but everything else makes this fic one of the best the fandom has to offer. The author says she spent a long while studying every characters voice, and it shows. So go read it. Like yesterday.



* ''Synopsis'': According to the author its "meant to be an as realistic as possible depiction of what I think Portal 3 might be". Several months after Portal 2, Chell is living on the surface only to get called back to Aperture when GLaDOS accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan that threatens far more than just the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center.

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* ''Synopsis'': According to the author its "meant to be an as realistic as possible depiction of what I think Portal 3 might be". Several months after Portal 2, Chell is living on the surface only to get called back to Aperture when GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan that threatens far more than just the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center.



* ''Synopsis'': When a dangerous mute lunatic is put in control of the Aperture mainframe, GLaDOS and Wheatley are forced to work together to save science. Chell is transferred into the mainframe, and Wheatley and GLaDOS attain android bodies and must test for her, in a [[TitleDrop reversal]].

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* ''Synopsis'': When a dangerous mute lunatic is put in control of the Aperture mainframe, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] and Wheatley are forced to work together to save science. Chell is transferred into the mainframe, and Wheatley and GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] attain android bodies and must test for her, in a [[TitleDrop reversal]].



** Seconded for one startling fact: [[spoiler: AI Chell under the test euphoria is legit '''terrifying''', especially when she starts talking with a SpeechImpediment (In this case, a DramaticStutter) and proves herself much more murder-happy than either GLaDOS or Wheatley. It's unexpected, but a very refreshing character interpretation.]]

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** Seconded for one startling fact: [[spoiler: AI Chell under the test euphoria is legit '''terrifying''', especially when she starts talking with a SpeechImpediment (In this case, a DramaticStutter) and proves herself much more murder-happy than either GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] or Wheatley. It's unexpected, but a very refreshing character interpretation.]]



* ''Comments'': Taking place before and during the events of ''Portal'', this fanfic goes in depth into Wheatley's backstory. Unlike many backstory fics that show Wheatley as originally being human, this one portrays him as a machine from the beginning, showing how he went from being a nonsentient machine to a sentient AI. It also covers the reasoning behind his different quirks, including his accent and his different fears, and even why he doesn't remember his original function or why he doesn't remember his encounter with GLaDOS.

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* ''Comments'': Taking place before and during the events of ''Portal'', this fanfic goes in depth into Wheatley's backstory. Unlike many backstory fics that show Wheatley as originally being human, this one portrays him as a machine from the beginning, showing how he went from being a nonsentient machine to a sentient AI. It also covers the reasoning behind his different quirks, including his accent and his different fears, and even why he doesn't remember his original function or why he doesn't remember his encounter with GLaDOS.
[=GLaDOS=].



* ''Synopsis'': GLaDOS was originally a human, that much is certain. How much humanity remained in her after she was transferred to a computational entity and dedicated to Science, however, is a lot more disputable. Rated for swearing.

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* ''Synopsis'': GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] was originally a human, that much is certain. How much humanity remained in her after she was transferred to a computational entity and dedicated to Science, however, is a lot more disputable. Rated for swearing.



* ''Synopsis'': "You can have whatever you want if you just wish for it." It's a tempting proposition, but it comes with consequences. Chell knows them well, but she may be the last hope of a divergent timeline. Portal/Madoka fusion AU. Humanized cores and GLaDOS, for a given measure of "human." Mild, slow-burn Chelley with a few other potential pairings, but not very romance-heavy.
* ''Comments'': This is definitely more of a Madoka story with Portal characters than the other way around, but the treatment of those characters is amazing. Kevin (Space) and Craig (Fact) and Rita (Adventure) all have depth and focus and complexity, never mind the main cast. Chell and Glados are handled beautifully, expanding and adapting their characters as needed without losing what makes them so interesting. As for Wheatley, he gets a lot thrown his way. It is a Madoka story after all; characters getting ground into the dust is part of the fun. Also, there are a lot of fun witch designs.

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* ''Synopsis'': "You can have whatever you want if you just wish for it." It's a tempting proposition, but it comes with consequences. Chell knows them well, but she may be the last hope of a divergent timeline. Portal/Madoka fusion AU. Humanized cores and GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], for a given measure of "human." Mild, slow-burn Chelley with a few other potential pairings, but not very romance-heavy.
* ''Comments'': This is definitely more of a Madoka story with Portal characters than the other way around, but the treatment of those characters is amazing. Kevin (Space) and Craig (Fact) and Rita (Adventure) all have depth and focus and complexity, never mind the main cast. Chell and Glados [=GLaDOS=] are handled beautifully, expanding and adapting their characters as needed without losing what makes them so interesting. As for Wheatley, he gets a lot thrown his way. It is a Madoka story after all; characters getting ground into the dust is part of the fun. Also, there are a lot of fun witch designs.



* ''Comments'': Based on the new Space Core mod for Skyrim. Very good. Doug Rattman actually comes into play pretty early. [[spoiler: GLaDOS is here now. She got some bandits to think she's either a Daedra or a Divine]]

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* ''Comments'': Based on the new Space Core mod for Skyrim. Very good. Doug Rattman actually comes into play pretty early. [[spoiler: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] is here now. She got some bandits to think she's either a Daedra or a Divine]]



* ''Synopsis'': Petunia sends a baby Harry to her aunt, living in America, Caroline Evans. Some years later, Caroline becomes GLaDOS, and only Harry stops her from her rampage. Now, Harry is eleven, and he's heading to Hogwarts. Of course, with an amoral scientist/computer for a great-aunt and a mute big sister, the question is not whether he is ready for Hogwarts. Is Hogwarts ready for him?
* ''Comments'': As the summary indicates, this story is basically Harry being raised by GLaDOS, with Harry acting as a MoralityChain for GLaDOS and holding her back from killing everyone in Aperture like she does in canon. HilarityEnsues. GLaDOS still remains her usual hilarious, BlackComedy-spouting, DeadpanSnarker self. Featuring HeartwarmingMoments of Harry and the main (living) Portal cast (including Wheatley, Chell, Atlas, P-Body, and Ratman) acting as a hilarious but loving BigScrewedUpFamily, and all kinds of Hilarity ranging from Harry bantering with Malfoy using GLaDOS-style insults, and the AI herself investigating Sirus Black's alleged crimes while Cosplaying as Franchise/SherlockHolmes.

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* ''Synopsis'': Petunia sends a baby Harry to her aunt, living in America, Caroline Evans. Some years later, Caroline becomes GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], and only Harry stops her from her rampage. Now, Harry is eleven, and he's heading to Hogwarts. Of course, with an amoral scientist/computer for a great-aunt and a mute big sister, the question is not whether he is ready for Hogwarts. Is Hogwarts ready for him?
* ''Comments'': As the summary indicates, this story is basically Harry being raised by GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], with Harry acting as a MoralityChain for GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] and holding her back from killing everyone in Aperture like she does in canon. HilarityEnsues. GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] still remains her usual hilarious, BlackComedy-spouting, DeadpanSnarker self. Featuring HeartwarmingMoments of Harry and the main (living) Portal cast (including Wheatley, Chell, Atlas, P-Body, and Ratman) acting as a hilarious but loving BigScrewedUpFamily, and all kinds of Hilarity ranging from Harry bantering with Malfoy using GLaDOS-style [=GLaDOS=]-style insults, and the AI herself investigating Sirus Black's alleged crimes while Cosplaying as Franchise/SherlockHolmes.



* ''Comments'': CyhAnide's take on Portal done in the same style as ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', it shows the gameplay of Portal from the crazy inner thoughts of DeadpanSnarker Chell. A thoroughly amusing, clever commentary with jabs at GLaDOS, Aperture, and even a few [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to VideoGame/HalfLife!

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* ''Comments'': CyhAnide's take on Portal done in the same style as ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', it shows the gameplay of Portal from the crazy inner thoughts of DeadpanSnarker Chell. A thoroughly amusing, clever commentary with jabs at GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], Aperture, and even a few [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to VideoGame/HalfLife!
20th Oct '16 11:24:20 AM PegaFoxx
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7817890/1/Ghosts Ghosts]]'' by [=BelievingEvey=]
* Recommended by: Girl On The Moon
* ''Pairings'': Some Chell/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Another "robots as androids" fanfic, this one takes place after Portal 2 and Chell has moved on with her life. But when Black Mesa comes in trying to overtake Aperture, Chell is brought back and works with some new and old characters to save Aperture.
* ''Comments'': A very well-paced action fic, it has some characters from Half-Life woven into it along with the Half-Life plotline. Overall, it's a very fun read, the original characters are written well, and the new ones just add to the story!
18th Oct '16 4:45:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comments'': CyhAnide's take on Portal done in the same style as FreemansMind, it shows the gameplay of Portal from the crazy inner thoughts of DeadpanSnarker Chell. A thoroughly amusing, clever commentary with jabs at GLaDOS, Aperture, and even a few [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to VideoGame/HalfLife!

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* ''Comments'': CyhAnide's take on Portal done in the same style as FreemansMind, ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', it shows the gameplay of Portal from the crazy inner thoughts of DeadpanSnarker Chell. A thoroughly amusing, clever commentary with jabs at GLaDOS, Aperture, and even a few [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to VideoGame/HalfLife!
18th Oct '16 4:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comments'': Ridiculously funny. It starts off seemingly like a written version of [[FreemansMind Freeman's Mind]], but quickly becomes it's own fic, taking a slight AU curve. From (literally) trolling [=GLaDOS=] to Chell musing if the internet has run out of WebOriginal/LOLCats 200 years in the future, this is a very humorous story that will have you giggling at every possible turn.

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* ''Comments'': Ridiculously funny. It starts off seemingly like a written version of [[FreemansMind Freeman's Mind]], ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', but quickly becomes it's own fic, taking a slight AU curve. From (literally) trolling [=GLaDOS=] to Chell musing if the internet has run out of WebOriginal/LOLCats 200 years in the future, this is a very humorous story that will have you giggling at every possible turn.
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