History Headscratchers / Portal

18th Oct '16 4:41:12 PM nombretomado
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-->[[FreemansMind Freeman]]: ''That means there's '''NO POINT TO THIS WHOLE ROOM!''' ''

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-->[[FreemansMind -->[[Machinima/FreemansMind Freeman]]: ''That means there's '''NO POINT TO THIS WHOLE ROOM!''' ''
27th Sep '16 3:00:07 AM readrunners
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*** Becuase she just saw a Test Subject defeating another A.I using the MOON? I think getting the place as far from the surfaceas she can is a pretty good idea

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*** Becuase Because she just saw a Test Subject defeating another A.I using the MOON? I think getting the place as far from the surfaceas surface as she can is a pretty good idea
* Chell shoots the moon at night and comes out at day. I think it's imply several hours had passed, enough time for GLaDOS to move the chambers for whatever reason. WMG here: GLaDOS planned the entire ending, she moved her chamber, prepared the turret opera, fished out the cube from incinerator, and placed Chell on the elevator once she awake.
15th Aug '16 9:41:51 AM wusch
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** Plus the fact that the Name "Bad Decision Core" would have been to much of a giveaway to GLaDOS. Would you rather listen to someone calles Wheatley or "Bad Decision Guy" when he suggests a plan, given that it doesn't sound horrible right from the start (Most of Wheatleys Plans are like this after all).


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** This Troper is not 100% sure but thinks that Wheatly mentioned after destroying the Neurotoxin tank, that GLaDOS could rebuild it, given enough time and Wheatley had quite a few hours to do so. He is, as stated above, not dumb but bad at decisions. His plan on how to make Glados harmless and defeat her, worked pretty good after all, it was the outcome of the Plan. Wheatley beeing in Control of everything was the horrible part of it.
2nd Jun '16 3:34:25 AM MedicInDisquise
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**He's not dumb. He just makes exceptionally horrible decisions. The decision to use neurotoxin instead of something more fast acting, like the acid floating around in the chambers, fire, or even turrets (like Glados first tried to use), was probably one of his bad ones.
30th May '16 1:35:12 PM ZangotheChua
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** One of the Aperture manuals from the tie-in website says that testing officers should use insults to motivate subjects they don't feel are working effectively. It specifically cites making jabs about weight as a good motivator for female subjects. This is the same document that says orphans make good test subjects because if you hammer them about not having parents they believe the subject will become eager to please you.


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* Given his job was to annoy her with an endless string of bad ideas, maybe they just wanted to give him a good, distinct accent so he wouldn't blend in with the other ones in her ear.


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*Given the controlling AI has the ability to hugely re-arrange the upper levels of the facility, it's possible Wheatley put it near the surface and GLaDOS moved it back down while bring the facility back to relative order. It's clearly nowhere near the surface when Chell and Wheatley confront her before The Fall so that location might be where she returned it to.
30th May '16 11:19:24 AM ZangotheChua
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** Given Cave's contentious relationship with his own scientists and engineers (he's hostile with or about them every time they're mentioned) it seems like Johnson's idea of what science was wasn't exactly true to a sane person's. Cave seemed to think testing was obstacle courses all the time. It kind of makes sense given all of his messages: he's forceful, gregarious and bombastic. He can motivate test subjects even if he doesn't know a damn thing about science; not that he'd admit or even recognize that. This was the benefit and the loss for Aperture. One one hand it meant all of the disastrous results we see in the game including the creation of GLaDOS but it also created the amoral, funding-rich environment that apparently produced wonders given the things the company managed to make (if not make safe, anyhow). Whether those left by the GLaDOS days shared Cave's outlook (possible given the attrition forcing employees to test created) or if no one dared question it by then, by the time GLaDOS was programmed and had Caroline put in, the tests were pretty much the Aperture "thing".
** GLaDOS might be collecting some kind of data on them, but it's also possible she's just doing them because making tests is what she's, at the core, programmed to do. It could also be Caroline's influence. Afterall, Caroline was with Cave pretty much their entire professional lives. If she didn't share his outlook, why would Cave trust her to be his right hand and eventually take over? Just because the few pre-GLaDOS lines we hear of her make her sound chipper doesn't mean she wasn't just as unhinged as her boss.
19th May '16 10:54:18 AM Kogarashi
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** It's worth noting that [[spoiler:Wheatley]] does it too when [[spoiler:he replaces GLaDOS]].
19th May '16 10:49:18 AM Kogarashi
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** Or GLaDOS was talking about [[spoiler:Caroline, since she was deleted]].
19th May '16 9:17:16 AM Kogarashi
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** The Perpetual Testing Initiative gives us an obvious answer: each time you die, that's just one Chell in one of the infinite parallel worlds that's died, and the "respawn" is just switching to a world where Chell didn't die in that situation.
21st Apr '16 10:20:58 AM sloman81
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** What I heard is that when Chell hits the water, it's not the water that's killing her, but the fact the the portal gun would short-circuit and electrocute her. [=GLaDOS=] even warns Chell not to submerge the portal gun in water,even partially
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