History Trivia / Portal2

12th Apr '17 10:14:13 AM Siempie
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** Originally there were meant to be more personality cores the player would interact with apart from Wheatley. The audio commentary explains they scrapped them because there were too many, and there wasn't enough time to give each one a decent amount of characterization. Some of the cores got recycled as [[spoiler: the cores you use to corrupt Wheatley during the final battle - notably, the Space Core, the Adventure Core, and the Fact Core.]]

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** Originally there were meant to be more personality cores the player would interact with apart from Wheatley. The audio commentary explains they scrapped them because there were too many, and there wasn't enough time to give each one a decent amount of characterization.characterization (also, playtesters missed Wheatley too much). Some of the cores got recycled as [[spoiler: the cores you use to corrupt Wheatley during the final battle - notably, the Space Core, the Adventure Core, and the Fact Core.]]
28th Mar '17 12:48:58 PM morenohijazo
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** [[FanNickname Developer Nickname]]: [[spoiler: [=PotatOS=], as seen in the developer's commentary and the official soundtrack, "[=PotatOS Lament=]".]]

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** [[FanNickname Developer Nickname]]: [=GLaDOS=] is known as [[spoiler: [=PotatOS=], [=PotatOS=] when in her potato form, as seen in the developer's commentary and the official soundtrack, "[=PotatOS Lament=]".]]


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** Oracle Turret for the "different" turret you can save from the Redemption Line, since everything it says is {{foreshadowing}}, though this comes from the developers.
** Similar to how the Adventure Core claims to be named "Rick," some the fandom has begun to call the Fact Sphere "Craig," based on the portion of his monologue where he claims that Craig is the best name, according to the world's most advanced algorithms.
2nd Jan '17 5:02:40 PM nombretomado
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** The co-op mode was originally going to have another woman named [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Mel Mel]] work alongside of Chell. She ended up being replaced by ATLAS and P-body after someone pointed out that play testers tended to die/screw each other over a lot and having robots in that situation would make it hilarious instead of horrific. Before that, she was the protagonist instead of Chell, but playtesters were disappointed GLaDOS didn't recognise the protagonist and could not reference ''Portal''.

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** The co-op mode was originally going to have another woman named [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Mel Mel]] work alongside of Chell. She ended up being replaced by ATLAS and P-body after someone pointed out that play testers tended to die/screw each other over a lot and having robots in that situation would make it hilarious instead of horrific. Before that, she was the protagonist instead of Chell, but playtesters were disappointed GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] didn't recognise the protagonist and could not reference ''Portal''.
4th Sep '16 12:59:45 AM maxwellsilver
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** The co-op mode was originally going to have another woman named [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Mel Mel]] work alongside of Chell. She ended up being replaced by ATLAS and P-body after someone pointed out that play testers tended to die/screw each other over a lot and having robots in that situation would make it hilarious instead of horrific.

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** The co-op mode was originally going to have another woman named [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Mel Mel]] work alongside of Chell. She ended up being replaced by ATLAS and P-body after someone pointed out that play testers tended to die/screw each other over a lot and having robots in that situation would make it hilarious instead of horrific. Before that, she was the protagonist instead of Chell, but playtesters were disappointed GLaDOS didn't recognise the protagonist and could not reference ''Portal''.
14th Jul '16 12:15:52 PM rjd1922
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** According to ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'', there were several different ideas for the ending, including one where Chell would say one word, "[[SuddenlyVoiced yes]]", to end the game, and another involving a duet between Chell and GLaDOS.

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** According to ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'', there were several different ideas for the ending, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vboI7UUziHk including one where Chell would say one word, word]], "[[SuddenlyVoiced yes]]", to end the game, and another involving a duet between Chell and GLaDOS.[=GLaDOS=].
9th Jun '16 5:58:29 PM rjd1922
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** Many fans also call [[spoiler:Wheatley in [=GLaDOS=]'s body "[=WheatDOS=],"]] and the [[DVDCommentary commentary sound file]] related to him is actually titled that.
9th Jun '16 5:55:43 PM rjd1922
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* CutSong: Creator/EllenMcLain and her husband John Patrick Lowrie wrote a song for [=GLaDOS=] to sing. They recorded it in their living room and offered it to Valve for use as an EasterEgg in the game, but it ended up not being utilized. In April 2015, the song was re-recorded in a studio and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgiNKEXtx7I uploaded to the internet.]]

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* CutSong: Creator/EllenMcLain and her husband John Patrick Lowrie wrote a song for [=GLaDOS=] to sing. They recorded it in their living room and offered it to Valve for use as an EasterEgg in the game, but it ended up not being utilized. In April 2015, the song was re-recorded in a studio and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgiNKEXtx7I uploaded to the internet.]]]] Website/YouTube user [=Harry101UK=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNeALqJnlMs&feature=youtu.be "[=GLaDOS=]-ified" it]] [[ApprovalOfGod to Lowrie's approval]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihYVZFl-Ck0 made a music video]].
10th May '16 7:40:21 AM rjd1922
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** [[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2029013 Some unused dialogue]] found in the ''Portal 2'' files suggests that Cave Johnson [[spoiler: didn't die before being uploaded into a computer]] much like his [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100306014536/half-life/en/images/c/cd/02622055.965.png Memo]] suggests. In fact he [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream would have been stored in a cube]]]] similar to the companion cube and would be plugged into a wall. In order to get through to the next chamber you would need to disconnect and [[MercyKill kill this cube]]. [[spoiler: In fact Cave begs for death saying "[[ICannotSelfTerminate My life is torture, please kill me.]]" You would also have to climb upon his dead/dying corpse to get to the next chamber]]. [[spoiler: This was recycled as an easter egg in one of the co-op test chambers.]]

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** [[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2029013 Some unused dialogue]] found in the ''Portal 2'' files suggests that Cave Johnson [[spoiler: didn't die before being uploaded into a computer]] much like his [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100306014536/half-life/en/images/c/cd/02622055.965.png Memo]] suggests. In fact he [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream would have been stored in a cube]]]] similar to the companion cube and would be plugged into a wall. In order to get through to the next chamber you would need to disconnect and [[MercyKill kill this cube]]. [[spoiler: In fact Cave begs for death saying "[[ICannotSelfTerminate My life is torture, please kill me.]]" You would also have to climb upon his dead/dying corpse to get to the next chamber]]. [[spoiler: This was recycled as an easter egg in one of the co-op test chambers.chamber.]]
10th May '16 7:36:30 AM rjd1922
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** One of the gels was supposed to allow you to ignore gravity and walk up walls. It was cut because it made playtesters sick. It was one of the three "paints" in the indie game ''Tag: The Power of Paint'', that inspired the gel mechanic. The other two, "Fast" and "Jump/Bounce", made their way in the game with the new Conversion Gel.

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** One of the gels was supposed to allow you to ignore gravity and walk up walls. It was cut because it made playtesters sick. It was one of the three "paints" in the indie game ''Tag: The Power of Paint'', that inspired the gel mechanic. The other two, "Fast" and "Jump/Bounce", made their way in the game along with the new Conversion Gel.
15th Apr '16 3:25:50 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/StephenMerchant (writer of the original ''TheOffice'') is Wheatley. He's also in ''Film/HotFuzz'' briefly as P.I. Staker... [[HilariousInHindsight having problems with birds]].
** JKSimmons ([[Film/SpiderManTrilogy J. Jonah Jameson]], [[Series/{{Oz}} Vern Schillinger]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Tenzin]]) is Aperture Science founder Cave Johnson. He's also the professor in the Farmers Insurance commercials ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U1caNuhgnI Bum-ba-dum ba bum-bum-bum!]])
** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker voices the co-op bots.
** And the remainder (the defective turrets and corrupted cores) is all Creator/NolanNorth.
** In Spain, except Wheatley, all the voices appeared in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. [=GLaDOS=] is Sniper Wolf, Aperture Science Male Announcer is Solid Snake, and Cave Johnson is Liquid Snake.
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