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8th Dec '17 9:37:18 PM JesseMB27
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* MeatSackRobot: This is ZigZagged. The homicidal AI named [=GLaDOS=] is forcibly removed from her normal robotic body and plugged into a potato. She's still able to communicate but she's completely dependent on others. This is subverted though as it's implied [[spoiler:she's not an AI but the downloaded mind of a human being]].
29th Nov '17 6:04:24 PM Keeesquish
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-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]''': YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe! [[spoiler:Well, I'm still in control. '''And I have no idea how to fix this place!''' Oh, you had to play bloody cat and mouse, didn't you? While people were trying to work. Yes, well, now we're all going to pay the price, because '''we are all going to bloody die!''' Oh, brilliant, yeah. Take one more look at your precious [[ChekhovsGun human moon]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Because it cannot help you now!]]]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]''': YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe! [[spoiler:Well, I'm still in control. '''And I have no idea how to fix this place!''' Oh, you had to play bloody cat and mouse, didn't you? While people were trying to work. Yes, well, now we're all going to pay the price, because '''we are all going to bloody die!''' Oh, brilliant, yeah. Take one more look at your precious [[ChekhovsGun human moon]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial [[TemptingFate Because it cannot help you now!]]]]
29th Nov '17 6:00:56 PM Keeesquish
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-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]''': YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe! [[spoiler:Well, I'm still in control. '''And I have no idea how to fix this place!''' Oh, you had to play bloody cat and mouse, didn't you? While people were trying to work. Yes, well, now we're all going to pay the price, because '''we are all going to bloody die!''' Oh, brilliant, yeah. Take one more look at your precious [[ChekhovsGun human moon]]. [[TemptingFate Because it cannot help you now!]]]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]''': YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe! [[spoiler:Well, I'm still in control. '''And I have no idea how to fix this place!''' Oh, you had to play bloody cat and mouse, didn't you? While people were trying to work. Yes, well, now we're all going to pay the price, because '''we are all going to bloody die!''' Oh, brilliant, yeah. Take one more look at your precious [[ChekhovsGun human moon]]. [[TemptingFate [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Because it cannot help you now!]]]]
30th Sep '17 8:16:57 PM nombretomado
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** Also near the start of the game, GLaDOS mentions she has a sort of "black box quick-save feature" that forces her to relive the last two minutes of her death. [[spoiler: Guess where Wheatley obtained footage of GLaDOS' death before the final battle?]]

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** Also near the start of the game, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] mentions she has a sort of "black box quick-save feature" that forces her to relive the last two minutes of her death. [[spoiler: Guess where Wheatley obtained footage of GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' death before the final battle?]]
11th Sep '17 5:42:13 PM BabyCharmander
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Cores besides Wheatley in general. The cores that woke up at the end of ''Portal'' are never mentioned again (besides Wheatley), unless the bin of defective cores is meant to be the same thing. Wheatley mentions a manufacturing foreman (and at least one copy of him, so likely a core), but this is never touched upon. It also makes [=GLaDOS=] being "still alive" that much more confusing (her presumed backups being irrelevant), as it turns out she really was dead, more or less. The commentary indicates that there were originally going to be six distinct cores, but they were either cut or recycled as defective cores at the end of the game.
** The spectacular opening physics sequence is heralded by the automated announcer warning everyone that the facility's nuclear reactor is about to melt down. This is completely dropped once you get into the original test chambers, with what must be at least an hour of in-game time passing between then and [=GLaDOS=] waking up (and presumably fixing it).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Cores besides Wheatley in general. The cores that woke up at the end of ''Portal'' are never mentioned again (besides Wheatley), unless the bin of defective cores is meant to be the same thing. Wheatley mentions a manufacturing foreman (and at least one copy of him, so likely a core), but this is never touched upon. It also makes [=GLaDOS=] being "still alive" that much more confusing (her presumed backups being irrelevant), as it turns out she really was dead, more or less. The commentary indicates that there were originally going to be six distinct cores, but they were either cut or recycled as defective cores at the end of the game.
** The spectacular opening physics sequence is heralded by the automated announcer warning everyone that the facility's nuclear reactor is about to melt down. This is completely dropped once you get into the original test chambers, with what must be at least an hour of in-game time passing between then and [=GLaDOS=] waking up (and presumably fixing it).
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16th Aug '17 2:42:28 PM nitrokitty
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* AIGettingHigh: The Aperture Science testing chambers give the AI controlling them a burst of pleasure whenever a subject completes a test chamber. It's apparently highly addictive.
26th Jul '17 1:08:33 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Wheatley, despite being dumb as a brick, somehow managed to make the test chambers even less safe, and even more dangerous than [=GLaDOS=] ever did.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Wheatley, [[spoiler:Wheatley, despite being dumb as a brick, somehow managed to make the test chambers even less safe, and even more dangerous than [=GLaDOS=] ever did.]]
* AchievementMockery: There's an achievement for falling for [=GLaDOS's=] trap... and another for falling for [[spoiler:Wheatley]]'s.
1st Jul '17 10:25:26 PM Fighteer
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Cores besides Wheatley in general. The cores that woke up at the end of ''Portal'' are never mentioned again (besides Wheatley), unless the bin of defective cores is meant to be the same thing. Wheatley mentions a manufacturing foreman (and at least one copy of him, so likely a core), but this is never touched upon. It also makes [=GLaDOS=] being "still alive" that much more confusing (her presumed backups being irrelevant), as it turns out she really was dead, more or less. The commentary indicates that there were originally going to be six distinct cores, but they were either cut and/or recycled as defective cores at the end of the game.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Cores besides Wheatley in general. The cores that woke up at the end of ''Portal'' are never mentioned again (besides Wheatley), unless the bin of defective cores is meant to be the same thing. Wheatley mentions a manufacturing foreman (and at least one copy of him, so likely a core), but this is never touched upon. It also makes [=GLaDOS=] being "still alive" that much more confusing (her presumed backups being irrelevant), as it turns out she really was dead, more or less. The commentary indicates that there were originally going to be six distinct cores, but they were either cut and/or or recycled as defective cores at the end of the game.game.
** The spectacular opening physics sequence is heralded by the automated announcer warning everyone that the facility's nuclear reactor is about to melt down. This is completely dropped once you get into the original test chambers, with what must be at least an hour of in-game time passing between then and [=GLaDOS=] waking up (and presumably fixing it).
1st Jul '17 9:52:57 PM Fighteer
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Adventure core you encounter during the boss battle says that he is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a black belt in bedroom.]]
-->'''Rick:''' I'll tell ya, it's times like this I wish I had a waist so I could wear all my black belts. Yeah, you know, I'm a black belt in pretty much anything: karate, larate, jiu jitsu, kick punching, belt making, taekwondo... bedroom.



* HollywoodDarkness: Many unlit areas still have decent visibility due to the fact that the void of the facility seems to glow. There are two truly dark sections, once in Chapter 4 during "The Surprise", and one part in Chapter 5 during "The Escape". Oddly, in the latter case, as soon as the flashlight turns on, the ambient light does too.

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* HollywoodDarkness: Many unlit areas still have decent visibility due to the fact that the void of the facility seems to glow. There are two truly dark sections, once in Chapter 4 during "The Surprise", and one part in Chapter 5 during "The Escape". Oddly, in the latter case, as soon as the flashlight turns on, the ambient light does too. In Chapter 6, there is absolutely no explanation for the well-lit nature of the ancient ruins four-plus kilometers beneath the surface.



* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: The entire Old Aperture sequence is designed to convey how this happened to Cave Johnson.

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* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: The entire Old Aperture sequence is designed to convey how this happened to Cave Johnson.Johnson, almost entirely due to his own hubris.



* RagnarokProofing: The Enrichment Centre is capable of testing even in the event of an apocalyptic scenario, and contains [[LampshadeHanging helpful pre-recorded messages]] detailing how [[ApocalypseHow different varieties of apocalypse]] might affect testing. The place ''is'' pretty wrecked though, which initially looks like an aversion of the trope, but once power is restored, [=GLaDOS=] is able to repair and rebuild it, at least superficially, in a matter of hours.

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* RagnarokProofing: RagnarokProofing:
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The Enrichment Centre is capable of testing even in the event of an apocalyptic scenario, and contains [[LampshadeHanging helpful pre-recorded messages]] detailing how [[ApocalypseHow different varieties of apocalypse]] might affect testing. The place ''is'' pretty wrecked though, which initially looks like an aversion of the trope, but once power is restored, [=GLaDOS=] is able to repair and rebuild it, at least superficially, in a matter of hours.hours.
** The original Aperture Science facilities introduced in Chapter 6 are astonishingly functional considering their apparent age. Sure, plenty of stuff has fallen apart, but the electricity still works, most of the lights turn on, and the magnetic tapes storing Cave Johnson's prerecorded messages sound like they're brand new. While there are HandWave explanations for the functional state of the modern Enrichment Center (nanobots!), there is no such justification given for the sealed-off parts.
23rd Jun '17 6:29:22 AM Gosicrystal
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** Also in the beginning of the game, if you wait long enough to open the door to the Relaxation Chamber, Wheatley will speak in Spanish.
-->'''Wheatley:''' (to self) Hmm... could be Spanish, could be Spanish... (to Chell) Hola, amigo! Abre la puerta! Donde esta--no, um...

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** Also in In the beginning of the game, if you wait long enough to open the door to the Relaxation Chamber, Wheatley will speak in Spanish.
-->'''Wheatley:''' --->'''Wheatley:''' (to self) Hmm... could be Spanish, could be Spanish... (to Chell) Hola, amigo! Abre la puerta! Donde esta--no, um...



** [[spoiler: Chell finally escapes from the facility, but there's no one in sight and she only has the clothes on her back. If you think about it with that in mind, returning the CompanionCube at the end seems like a very cruel parting shot from [=GLaDOS=], essentially saying "this is all the company you'll get from now on." It seems clear that the Combine were defeated, but as to the state of the world beyond that, who knows? At least she is standing in the middle of a field of evenly-grown wheat, so there is a very good chance of encountering someone living in what is at least an agriculture-capable society.]]
** Wheatley is [[spoiler: lost, alone and stranded in space. All he wants now is to take it all back and apologize.]]

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** [[spoiler: Chell [[spoiler:Chell finally escapes from the facility, but there's no one in sight and she only has the clothes on her back. If you think about it with that in mind, returning the CompanionCube at the end seems like a very cruel parting shot from [=GLaDOS=], essentially saying "this is all the company you'll get from now on." It seems clear that the Combine were defeated, but as to the state of the world beyond that, who knows? At least she is standing in the middle of a field of evenly-grown wheat, so there is a very good chance of encountering someone living in what is at least an agriculture-capable society.]]
** Wheatley is [[spoiler: lost, [[spoiler:lost, alone and stranded in space. All he wants now is to take it all back and apologize.]]
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