History YMMV / Portal2

26th Feb '18 8:41:36 PM Thepenguinking2
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* {{Fan Hater}}s: ''Portal 2'' being the memetic game it is, it's no surprise that people have begun posting quotes from each character on videos featuring the actors in the game (i.e. Stephen Merchant and J.K. Simmons), much to the annoyance of people who haven't played the game.
23rd Dec '17 1:57:51 AM longday
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Caroline. If you think about it, while her being GLaDOS original persona is a good concept. It does fall flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character, to see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Caroline. [[spoiler: If you think about it, while her being GLaDOS original persona is a good concept. It does fall flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character, to see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.]]
23rd Dec '17 1:57:08 AM longday
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Caroline. If you think about it, while her being GLaDOS original persona is a good concept. It does fall flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character, to see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.
9th Dec '17 10:24:17 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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** One of the Fact Core's "facts" is "Dreams are the subconscious minds way of reminding people to go to school naked and have their teeth fall out.". [[spoiler:One could hazard to guess that [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Riley Anderson]] might have played this game.]]

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** One thing Computer!Cave Johnson does to try and stave off boredom is to add [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} ghost-busting]] to every work of fiction on Earth. Come 2015, we get to see the Fact Core's "facts" is "Dreams are the subconscious minds way of reminding people to go to school naked Ghostbusters themselves ([[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and have their teeth fall out.". [[spoiler:One could hazard to guess that [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Riley Anderson]] might have played this game.]]many others]]) visit Aperture Science [[spoiler: and even work alongside [=GLaDOS=]]] in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''.
30th Sep '17 8:16:36 PM nombretomado
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*** Did the turrets [[spoiler: fake-out their BolivianArmyEnding and instead sing Chell a farewell song]] on GLaDOS's orders, or ''in spite of them''?

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*** Did the turrets [[spoiler: fake-out their BolivianArmyEnding and instead sing Chell a farewell song]] on GLaDOS's [=GLaDOS=]'s orders, or ''in spite of them''?
26th Sep '17 6:22:24 PM Scabbard
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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: 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.

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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: 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 (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.
7th Sep '17 8:49:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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** At the end of the single-player campaign, [[spoiler:Chell is abandoned in a field of grain with nothing but a CompanionCube for company]]. Depending on how the world of ''Portal'' interacts with the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' universe, she could be very screwed. The humans presumably beat the Combine within that time, and they seem to have accomplished some rebuilding since the wheat field appears to have been actively cultivated, but who knows what else is going on? However, it's also inverted: since Earth's atmosphere is still breathable and there are still birds and plants, we can infer that the Combine was defeated before they managed to xenoform the planet.

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** At the end of the single-player campaign, [[spoiler:Chell is abandoned in a field of grain with nothing but a CompanionCube for company]]. Depending on how the world of ''Portal'' interacts with the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' universe, she could be very screwed. The humans presumably beat the Combine within that time, and they seem to have accomplished some rebuilding since the wheat field appears to have been actively cultivated, but who knows what else is going on? However, it's also inverted: since Earth's atmosphere is still breathable and there are still birds and plants, we can infer that the Combine was defeated before they managed to xenoform the planet.
1st Sep '17 11:13:02 PM Psychadelico
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*** During the ending song, when she sings [[spoiler:"That would be funny if it weren't so sad"]], is she still mocking Chell, or is this a tacit admission that Chell really is [[spoiler:her only friend]]?

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*** Did the turrets [[spoiler: fake-out their BolivianArmyEnding and instead sing Chell a farewell song]] on GLaDOS's orders, or ''in spite of them''?
*** During the ending song, when she sings [[spoiler:"That [[spoiler:"Goodbye my only friend. / Oh did you think I meant you? / That would be funny if it weren't so sad"]], is she still mocking Chell, or is this a tacit admission that Chell really is [[spoiler:her only friend]]?
16th Aug '17 6:44:47 PM E1craZ4life
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** One of the Fact Core's "facts" is "Dreams are the subconscious minds way of reminding people to go to school naked and have their teeth fall out.". [[spoiler:One could hazard to guess that [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Riley Anderson]] might have played this game.]]
23rd Jun '17 7:37:44 AM Gosicrystal
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** One of the taunt Wheatley gives for making you jump down the pit is the supposed pony farm he has down there. If only Valve knew of a certain PeripheryDemographic of a certain [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon show]] that suddenly was popular about the time of the game's release...
*** [[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 of the game, [[spoiler:Wheatley gets banished to the moon.]] Also, it turns out Gabe Newell is a fan of the show!

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** One of the taunt taunts Wheatley gives for making you jump down the pit is the supposed pony farm he has down there. If only Valve knew of a certain PeripheryDemographic of a certain [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon show]] that suddenly was popular about the time of the game's release...
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release... Then [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q1QIRmSplck/TcmVxYBzjBI/AAAAAAAAEVQ/u0Buxeo3u0c/s1600/pony_farm__portal2_spoilers__by_don_komandorr-d3g1cvv.jpg Yep.]]
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this]] came up to mock this very concept. And let's not forget that at the end of the game, [[spoiler:Wheatley gets banished to the moon.]] Also, it It turns out Gabe Newell is a fan of the show!



* JerkassWoobie
** [[spoiler: Cave Johnson. We get to listen to him descend into bitterness and despair shortly before his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Wheatley, that lovable idiot, floating in space potentially forever. He says he's sorry, and how much of it was ever really his fault?]]
** [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=]. Apparently spent the time between games reliving her own destruction over and over and over again, if you believe her own report. Has her head painfully ripped off her body while she screams in horror. Attached to a potato battery purely as humiliation. Has to listen to someone she knows to be a complete moron gloat about his victory over her and watch him ruin her beloved facility. Oh, and we find out how maddening the influence of the personality cores and the mainframe must have been all this time. And that's without even getting into the whole Caroline backstory, which is pretty sad and traumatic no matter how you interpret the details.]]

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* JerkassWoobie
JerkassWoobie:
** [[spoiler: Cave Johnson. We get to listen to him descend into bitterness and despair shortly [[spoiler:shortly before his death.]]
death]].
** [[spoiler: Wheatley, that lovable idiot, floating [[spoiler:floating in space potentially forever. He says he's sorry, and how much of it was ever really his fault?]]
** [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=]. Apparently spent the time between games reliving [[spoiler:reliving her own destruction over and over and over again, if you believe her own report. Has her head painfully ripped off her body while she screams in horror. Attached to a potato battery purely as humiliation. Has to listen to someone she knows to be a complete moron gloat about his victory over her and watch him ruin her beloved facility. Oh, and we find out how maddening the influence of the personality cores and the mainframe must have been all this time. And that's without even getting into the whole Caroline backstory, which is pretty sad and traumatic no matter how you interpret the details.]]



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: After entering [[spoiler:Old Aperture]], a piece of music (titled [[spoiler:"Music of the Spheres"]] in the soundtrack) plays that is very obviously inspired by, and sounds a lot like, the famous prelude from ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
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After entering [[spoiler:Old Aperture]], a piece of music (titled [[spoiler:"Music of the Spheres"]] in the soundtrack) plays that is very obviously inspired by, and sounds a lot like, the famous prelude from ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''.



* UglyCute: [[spoiler: On the one hand, it's an old potato. On the other hand, [[CutenessProximity DAWWWW [=GLaDOS=] IS SO SMALL LOOK AT HER]]]]

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* UglyCute: [[spoiler: On [[spoiler:On the one hand, it's an old potato. On the other hand, [[CutenessProximity DAWWWW [=GLaDOS=] IS SO SMALL LOOK AT HER]]]]HER]].]]



** The "Space" Core. All it wants is to go to space. [[spoiler: And it gets its wish!]]

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** The "Space" Core. All it wants is to go to space. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it gets its wish!]]
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