History YMMV / Portal2

27th Jan '17 7:57:51 PM CrazyToons
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** After playing the absurdly irresponsible portal scientist Cave Johnson, JK Simmons went on to play the Author in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', another scientist who works with a portal, and is extremely serious about the safety issues involved.

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** After playing the absurdly irresponsible portal scientist Cave Johnson, JK Simmons went on to play the Author [[spoiler:the Author]] in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', another scientist who works with a portal, and is extremely serious about the safety issues involved.
5th Jan '17 6:54:51 AM DrakeClawfang
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*** [[spoiler:Did he just go mad with power once he was plugged into the mainframe, or what his plan all along to take control of the facility? He does hint repeatedly that he dislikes humans and seems to treat Chell as a means to an end regardless.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:06:17 PM nombretomado
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** Virtually ''everybody'' assumes that [[HeroicMime Chell]] is the daughter of Aperture's founder Cave Johnson and his secretary Caroline. There is evidence to suggest she was the daughter of ''someone'' at Aperture (her apparent signature appears on a children's science project in the 'Bring Your Daughter to Work Day' display) and the assumption is sort of understandable since Cave and Caroline are the only other human characters named in-game and [[spoiler: {{GLaDOS}}, who has Caroline's mind inside her, is obsessed with Chell to an almost mother-like degree]], but nowhere does it imply she was anything near as important as ''the daughter of the founder''. Plus, Cave Johnson died in the early 1980s and was already [[http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRz4dHOxT_HcG9wm4Poh4jO2dNbvgzjsxJwBs4f61DvkvOOC6UHAA old man]] at that point (He looked like [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1St-hilbYCDv9ozHZgfB2kbfPRdp8DoT2ZUjaFIUzChkRUtq7 this]] circa 1943). In the first game, Chell looks like she could maybe be a young-looking forty-something at oldest, and in the higher-quality graphics of the second she doesn't look a day over 30. Cave ''could'' have [[MadScientist invented something]] to keep his daughter young or himself and Caroline fertile, and he's crazy enough to force people to spend years in stasis or something, but you still have to be ''really trying'' to interpret him as Chell's father to make it work.

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** Virtually ''everybody'' assumes that [[HeroicMime Chell]] is the daughter of Aperture's founder Cave Johnson and his secretary Caroline. There is evidence to suggest she was the daughter of ''someone'' at Aperture (her apparent signature appears on a children's science project in the 'Bring Your Daughter to Work Day' display) and the assumption is sort of understandable since Cave and Caroline are the only other human characters named in-game and [[spoiler: {{GLaDOS}}, SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS, who has Caroline's mind inside her, is obsessed with Chell to an almost mother-like degree]], but nowhere does it imply she was anything near as important as ''the daughter of the founder''. Plus, Cave Johnson died in the early 1980s and was already [[http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRz4dHOxT_HcG9wm4Poh4jO2dNbvgzjsxJwBs4f61DvkvOOC6UHAA old man]] at that point (He looked like [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1St-hilbYCDv9ozHZgfB2kbfPRdp8DoT2ZUjaFIUzChkRUtq7 this]] circa 1943). In the first game, Chell looks like she could maybe be a young-looking forty-something at oldest, and in the higher-quality graphics of the second she doesn't look a day over 30. Cave ''could'' have [[MadScientist invented something]] to keep his daughter young or himself and Caroline fertile, and he's crazy enough to force people to spend years in stasis or something, but you still have to be ''really trying'' to interpret him as Chell's father to make it work.
2nd Jan '17 5:01:28 PM nombretomado
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** GLaDOS earned a lot more sympathy than in this game compared to her last.

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** GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] earned a lot more sympathy than in this game compared to her last.



** The blue screen for the reactor prompts the user to press any key to vent radioactive material into the atmosphere, GLaDOS likely did this because the reactor was in the final stages of meltdown at the time and wouldn't go out of the way to save human life.

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** The blue screen for the reactor prompts the user to press any key to vent radioactive material into the atmosphere, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] likely did this because the reactor was in the final stages of meltdown at the time and wouldn't go out of the way to save human life.



* {{Narm}}: GLaDOS's scream of agony [[spoiler:while she's being forcibly ripped from the control center by machines]] is supposed to be scary and shocking, and for many it is... but the thing about her voice is that when she screams in agony, it sounds like she's an overly-autotuned singer.

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* {{Narm}}: GLaDOS's [=GLaDOS=]'s scream of agony [[spoiler:while she's being forcibly ripped from the control center by machines]] is supposed to be scary and shocking, and for many it is... but the thing about her voice is that when she screams in agony, it sounds like she's an overly-autotuned singer.
4th Dec '16 6:02:35 AM WarriorSparrow
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* {{Fanon}}: After the release of ''Portal 2'', it was revealed that [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] was once human]], which naturally made many people believe that all cores were created the same way. It's also believed that Wheatley's [[spoiler:human form]] greatly resembled Stephen Merchant.

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* {{Fanon}}: After the release of ''Portal 2'', it was revealed that [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] was once human]], human, or at least [[SharingABody shares a body]] with Caroline's consciousness]], which naturally made many people believe that all cores were created the same way. It's also believed that Wheatley's [[spoiler:human form]] greatly resembled Stephen Merchant.
6th Nov '16 2:00:41 PM legoking831
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* ThatOnePuzzle:
** The final puzzle of the eighth chapter tends to be the only one that completely stumps everyone to the point of having to use a guide. [[spoiler:You have some turrets that you can't easily get behind or past, there are no cubes to take them out, but there is repulsion gel. Up to this point, you usually just had to make a portal to redirect where the gel travels and splash it on the turrets. Here, though, you have to get creative with an excursion funnel...which would be a lot more obvious if its reverse switch wasn't way far and away from the button you have to press to drip out the gel.]] This puzzle also hands down requires the most timed steps out of any puzzle in the game, meaning it's not one that easily runs step-by-step; it's a long sequence of steps that must be done ''in order'' one after the other. And it also doesn't help this chamber also has an achievement inside it that ''requires you to violate some of the established game rules'' to complete it!
** Additionally, some of the in-between sections during the second act can be a real pain, since they require extremely long distances of traveling and tediousness, and are often games of finding that one tiny white dot you can stick a portal onto.
27th May '16 3:19:05 AM CJCroen1393
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*** It's also interesting to note that [=GLaDOS=] has long ''subverted'' this trope--people love her ''because'' she's crazy and evil, not despite it.
12th Apr '16 11:23:20 AM PeabodySam
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** [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Death-of-GLaDOS-111958533 This piece of fanart]] (or, more specifically, the first two sentences in the artist's comments) predicted part of [=GLaDOS's=] backstory in 2009.
24th Mar '16 11:02:01 PM rjd1922
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*** And let's not forget that at the end, [[spoiler:Wheatley gets banished to the moon.]]

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*** And let's not forget that at the end, end of the game, [[spoiler:Wheatley gets banished to the moon.]]]] Also, it turns out Gabe Newell is a fan of the show!
17th Mar '16 3:08:03 AM rjd1922
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** [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q1QIRmSplck/TcmVxYBzjBI/AAAAAAAAEVQ/u0Buxeo3u0c/s1600/pony_farm__portal2_spoilers__by_don_komandorr-d3g1cvv.jpg Yep.]]

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** *** [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q1QIRmSplck/TcmVxYBzjBI/AAAAAAAAEVQ/u0Buxeo3u0c/s1600/pony_farm__portal2_spoilers__by_don_komandorr-d3g1cvv.jpg Yep.]]
*** And let's not forget that at the end, [[spoiler:Wheatley gets banished to the moon.
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