History Fanfic / BlueSky

6th Nov '17 5:03:50 PM vifetoile
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* FixFic: For the fans who felt that eternal exile in outer space was a sad way to leave Wheatley at the end of ''VideoGame/Portal2'', this fic comes to the rescue.

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* FixFic: For the fans who felt that eternal exile in outer space was a sad way to leave Wheatley at the end of ''VideoGame/Portal2'', this fic comes to the rescue.
6th Nov '17 5:03:30 PM vifetoile
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* FixFic

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* FixFicFixFic: For the fans who felt that eternal exile in outer space was a sad way to leave Wheatley at the end of ''VideoGame/Portal2'', this fic comes to the rescue.
21st Jul '17 11:41:23 AM HiddenWindshield
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* LineOfSightName: The town of Eaden got its name from a "Dead End" sign that was missing the first and last letters due to age.
21st Jul '17 9:23:32 AM HiddenWindshield
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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Wheatley says this when he realizes he needs administrative permission for his rockets.

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Wheatley says this when he realizes he needs administrative permission for to access his own rockets.
21st Jul '17 9:19:11 AM HiddenWindshield
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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: During the climax of the fic when Wheatley's suggestion to leave the resident of Eaden at [=GLaDoS's=] mercy causes Chell to give up on Wheatley and leaves him behind in pursuit of her other friends. Fortunately this is mended when Wheatley returns and performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Chell and all the other trapped members of the Eaden community.

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: During the climax of the fic when fic, Wheatley's suggestion to leave the resident residents of Eaden at [=GLaDoS's=] mercy causes Chell to give up on Wheatley and leaves leave him behind in pursuit of her other friends. Fortunately this is mended when Wheatley returns and performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Chell and all the other trapped members of the Eaden community.
15th May '17 12:35:35 PM WWRU
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* ProphecyTwist: Before the events of Portal II, the [[spoiler:[[OracularUrchin Oracle Turret]] tells Wheatley he will [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity 'rise above us all.']]]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Before the events of Portal II, ''Portal 2'', the [[spoiler:[[OracularUrchin Oracle Turret]] tells Wheatley he will [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity 'rise above us all.']]]]']]]] Which could ''also'' hint at [[spoiler:him ending up in space.]]
6th Jan '17 6:30:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Wheatley's human body is based off of his voice actor, StephenMerchant, who stands 6'7". Chell, meanwhile, is "not particularly tall."

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Wheatley's human body is based off of his voice actor, StephenMerchant, Creator/StephenMerchant, who stands 6'7". Chell, meanwhile, is "not particularly tall."
4th Jan '17 1:45:21 AM Trogdor
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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: During the climax of the fic when Wheatley's suggestion to leave the resident of Eaden at [=GLaDoS's=] cause Chell to give up on Wheatley and leaves him behind in pursuit of her other friends. Fortunately this is mended when Wheatley returns back and performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Chell and all the other trapped members of the Eaden community.

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: During the climax of the fic when Wheatley's suggestion to leave the resident of Eaden at [=GLaDoS's=] cause mercy causes Chell to give up on Wheatley and leaves him behind in pursuit of her other friends. Fortunately this is mended when Wheatley returns back and performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Chell and all the other trapped members of the Eaden community.
31st Dec '16 10:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler:GLaDOS kidnaps the entire town of Eaden, Chell’s adopted home, in order to blackmail her into testing.]]

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* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler:GLaDOS [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] kidnaps the entire town of Eaden, Chell’s adopted home, in order to blackmail her into testing.]]
31st Dec '16 10:43:43 PM nombretomado
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly What It Says On The Trope.]] Blue and Orange do not see or understand things like humans do. For example, [[spoiler: when GLaDOS sends them to the surface and]] they come across a pool of water, they actually find it incredibly disconcerting to find it is ''not'' lethal and seems to serve no purpose.
* BrainUploading: [[spoiler:Both Wheatley and GLaDOS are the result of a version of this procedure. Wheatley also undergoes the process in reverse at the very end, an example of NeuralImplanting.]]
* CanNotSpitItOut: At no point during the story do the characters or narration mention GLaDOS by name, referring to her largely as "Her", barring a brief mention of her full name. [[spoiler:Also, no one uses the word "love" to refer to Chell and Wheatley's relationship, though just about everyone in Eaden already thinks they're dating.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly What It Says On The Trope.]] Blue and Orange do not see or understand things like humans do. For example, [[spoiler: when GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] sends them to the surface and]] they come across a pool of water, they actually find it incredibly disconcerting to find it is ''not'' lethal and seems to serve no purpose.
* BrainUploading: [[spoiler:Both Wheatley and GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] are the result of a version of this procedure. Wheatley also undergoes the process in reverse at the very end, an example of NeuralImplanting.]]
* CanNotSpitItOut: At no point during the story do the characters or narration mention GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] by name, referring to her largely as "Her", barring a brief mention of her full name. [[spoiler:Also, no one uses the word "love" to refer to Chell and Wheatley's relationship, though just about everyone in Eaden already thinks they're dating.]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: At one point GLaDOS makes this her intention for Wheatley and Chell.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: At one point GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] makes this her intention for Wheatley and Chell.



* CuttingTheKnot: Chell uses a homemade explosive as a way to “manually override” walls in the facility and rescue Wheatley from GLaDOS.
* DeathByIrony: Invoked and executed by Wheatley as he proceeds [[spoiler: to give GLaDOS all his “terrible ideas” and switch her off. He points out that if she had never tried to murder all the Aperture employees there would have been no need for him in the first place.]]

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* CuttingTheKnot: Chell uses a homemade explosive as a way to “manually override” walls in the facility and rescue Wheatley from GLaDOS.
[=GLaDOS=].
* DeathByIrony: Invoked and executed by Wheatley as he proceeds [[spoiler: to give GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] all his “terrible ideas” and switch her off. He points out that if she had never tried to murder all the Aperture employees there would have been no need for him in the first place.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Wheatley's redemption comes at a hefty cost, but his courage to face death and separation from Chell wins the safety of Eaden. And thanks to Caroline, Wheatley is granted his original human body and a life with Chell, while GLaDOS gets to go on testing, far, far away from them.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Rather pointedly averted, as with InformedFlaw below. The only reason Chell responds to Wheatley's distress call in the first place is because she is aware that there were [[BrainwashedAndCrazy extenuating circumstances]] the first time he betrayed her (and because he's obviously being [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] by GLaDOS); after [[spoiler: he nearly betrays her again]] (keyword: ''nearly'') she makes it clear that he has exactly one more chance left; and after [[spoiler: he blows ''that'' chance]] she cuts ties with him completely. [[spoiler: He immediately pulls a HeroicSacrifice and redeems himself, but still.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Wheatley's redemption comes at a hefty cost, but his courage to face death and separation from Chell wins the safety of Eaden. And thanks to Caroline, Wheatley is granted his original human body and a life with Chell, while GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] gets to go on testing, far, far away from them.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Rather pointedly averted, as with InformedFlaw below. The only reason Chell responds to Wheatley's distress call in the first place is because she is aware that there were [[BrainwashedAndCrazy extenuating circumstances]] the first time he betrayed her (and because he's obviously being [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] by GLaDOS); [=GLaDOS=]); after [[spoiler: he nearly betrays her again]] (keyword: ''nearly'') she makes it clear that he has exactly one more chance left; and after [[spoiler: he blows ''that'' chance]] she cuts ties with him completely. [[spoiler: He immediately pulls a HeroicSacrifice and redeems himself, but still.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, Wheatley asks the Hatfield twins which one is the evil twin. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Foxglove has an "evil twin" in GLaDOS.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, Wheatley asks the Hatfield twins which one is the evil twin. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Foxglove has an "evil twin" in GLaDOS.[=GLaDOS=].]]



* HelplessGoodSide: [[spoiler:Subverted. Caroline turns out to be far from helpless, and, while still a saint compared to GLaDOS, perhaps not all that good either.]]

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* HelplessGoodSide: [[spoiler:Subverted. Caroline turns out to be far from helpless, and, while still a saint compared to GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], perhaps not all that good either.]]



* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: GLaDOS is never addressed as such, except technically when she's referred to by her full designation. Instead, she's referred to simply as ''She'' or ''Her''. The Aperture facility is sometimes given this treatment as well, with it simply being called ''There'' or ''That Place''.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] is never addressed as such, except technically when she's referred to by her full designation. Instead, she's referred to simply as ''She'' or ''Her''. The Aperture facility is sometimes given this treatment as well, with it simply being called ''There'' or ''That Place''.



** Cynically played with in the case of GLaDOS- because of her inability to accept her humanity [[spoiler:as Wheatley eventually does, and her repeated, futile attempts to delete Caroline]], it's heavily implied that she is [[spoiler:[[DontYouDarePityMe doomed to live a limited half-life]] [[LeaveMeAlone for all eternity]]]]. An extremely well-done BeYourself aesop.

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** Cynically played with in the case of GLaDOS- [=GLaDOS=] - because of her inability to accept her humanity [[spoiler:as Wheatley eventually does, and her repeated, futile attempts to delete Caroline]], it's heavily implied that she is [[spoiler:[[DontYouDarePityMe doomed to live a limited half-life]] [[LeaveMeAlone for all eternity]]]]. An extremely well-done BeYourself aesop.



* RebuiltPedestal: Chell becomes outraged and disillusioned with Wheatley when [[DirtyCoward he suggests to abandon the residents of Eaden]] and just have the two escape together. Her entire journey in the facility continues to have her question whether or not a robot like Wheatley is capable of emotions at all. Fortunately this is cleared up when Wheatley returns and saved her and the other Eaden inhabitants by sacrificing himself to shut down GLaDoS.

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* RebuiltPedestal: Chell becomes outraged and disillusioned with Wheatley when [[DirtyCoward he suggests to abandon the residents of Eaden]] and just have the two escape together. Her entire journey in the facility continues to have her question whether or not a robot like Wheatley is capable of emotions at all. Fortunately this is cleared up when Wheatley returns and saved her and the other Eaden inhabitants by sacrificing himself to shut down GLaDoS.[=GLaDOS=].



* TarotMotifs: Mentioned in the chapter "The Oracle." The Oracle Turret does a Tarot reading for Wheatley, and it's very clear that Wheatley is TheFool, Chell is [[TheDeterminator Strength]], and GLaDOS is [[MyBelovedSmother The Empress.]]

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* TarotMotifs: Mentioned in the chapter "The Oracle." The Oracle Turret does a Tarot reading for Wheatley, and it's very clear that Wheatley is TheFool, Chell is [[TheDeterminator Strength]], and GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] is [[MyBelovedSmother The Empress.]]



* TemptingFate: [[spoiler: Cubicle-drone]] Wheatley does this in a flashback by stating that he '(doesn't) have anything life-altering planned in the forseeable future.'

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* TemptingFate: [[spoiler: Cubicle-drone]] Wheatley does this in a flashback by stating that he '(doesn't) have anything life-altering planned in the forseeable foreseeable future.'



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: GLaDOS to Wheatley, [[spoiler: after Wheatley transfers himself back to Aperture.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''GLaDOS''': "I can see that spending all that time out there with her has had a bad influence on you. You were the dumbest thing in the entire facility before, but this is just embarrassing. What are you trying to do? Save her? Or are you just trying to prove you're human? Please. You're not human. You're not even a functional machine. You're just an experiment that went horribly, horribly wrong. Let's face it, around here, that doesn't exactly make you unique."]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] to Wheatley, [[spoiler: after Wheatley transfers himself back to Aperture.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''GLaDOS''': [[spoiler:'''[=GLaDOS=]''': "I can see that spending all that time out there with her has had a bad influence on you. You were the dumbest thing in the entire facility before, but this is just embarrassing. What are you trying to do? Save her? Or are you just trying to prove you're human? Please. You're not human. You're not even a functional machine. You're just an experiment that went horribly, horribly wrong. Let's face it, around here, that doesn't exactly make you unique."]]



* WalkingDisasterArea: GLaDOS eventually decides that Chell is one of these- she doesn't even have to ''try'' to end up destroying everything she touches.

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* WalkingDisasterArea: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] eventually decides that Chell is one of these- she doesn't even have to ''try'' to end up destroying everything she touches.
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