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-->''[[TheNewTens Three years.]] [[FreudianTrio Three characters.]] [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure adventures.]][[TradeSnark ™]]''

[[{{Action52}} And now.]] ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise.

Made by a person taken straight from [[CommieLand the former Soviet Union]] [[note]]Technically, work on ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise started (2008 December) after the Soviet Union's dissolution (1991 December) and the "earliest point" of the franchise (1910 April) occurs before the Bolshevik take-over of Russian Empire (1918 November).[[/note]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]] [[OverlyLongName Business Magnet]], ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise isn't really popular, it just tends to get on top of Google searches a lot.

Its entire story can't be explained with one work set in it, and stacking works one upon another makes it worse, to the point of being more confusing than ''Homestuck'', the queen of convoluted plots itself. Let's say all you need to know is that there is one MartyStu, Aperture Science Business Magnet, that is essentially a SelfInsert who went forward in time and became the leader of Aperture Science, and there is another Sue, Ms. Johnson-Rattmann "interdimensionalPortaller", that is originally [[HeroicMime Chell from Portal 1]] who, along with heavy characterization, received Sue powers and rose to power rivaling the first Stu's, and there are also canons they mangle horribly while fighting for power.

Links:

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2323369/ASBusinessMagnet Most of the stories written for Portal: The 4th Millennium franchise]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3586649/interdimensionalPortaller Stories written in-character for the second Sue]]
* [[http://www.xn--portal-4-asis-tkstantmetis-zgf.lt/ Official website, including a wiki and an in-universe blog]]

!!''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise provides trope examples of:

* ActionizedSequel: ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' is this to the ''Portal'' game, to the point that it doesn't really fit the atmosphere.
* AirstripOne: Let's just see how horrible the franchise has got it.
-->[[UsefulNotes/{{Lithuania}} Aperture Science 3007 Colony]], officially the Republic of Idiots (Idiotų Respublika) is a nickname for an Aperture Science colony in northern Europe, the southernmost of the three Baltic colonies (the other ones, [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}]], being controlled by Black Mesa). Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with [[spoiler:Latvia]] to the north, [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}}]] / White Russia to the southeast, [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}]], oops I mean Land of Life and No Death, and the [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}n exclave of Kaliningrad]] to the southwest. Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} the country which claims it made]] Videogame/{{Minecraft}} and [[UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} another one full of pigs.]] Its population is 3320 (99.9% of its original population emigrated). Its capital is [[CreatorProvincialism the Village Meškučiai]] and largest city is [[spoiler:Vilnius]].

-->CINEMATRONICS CELEBRATIONS HEADQUARTERS, [[Creator/ValveSoftware BELLEVUE]], [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates THE CORNER OF THE WORLD THAT ISN’T OWNED BY APERTURE NOR BY BLACK MESA]]
** So "Aperture Science 3007 Colony" borders Homestuck's A1 universe?
* AlternateSelf: The Business Magnet and the Warweary Serket.
** As well as Chell from ''Portal 2'' and "Chell" from ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise.
* AprilFoolsDay: Annual.
** 2010: Simultaneously with the Combine [=OverWiki=] renaming itself to "Cake Wiki", Portal: The 4th Millennium franchise became designed after the Combine, leading to names like ''[[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/index.php?title=Portal_2:_The_Stupidest_Sequel_of_All_Time&oldid=3962 Combine Overtal 2: The Blackest Mesa of All Time]]''.
** 2011: Not as elaborate, but the Soviet Union is returning and Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki is a Soviet republic.
** 2012: There was a huge buildup that preceded this April Fools' Day by providing pictures of Vriska over the news, but on the day itself, the author went to play in a ''Minecraft Invader Zim'' server, because ''Minecraft'' is the TV show about Steve? trying to take over the Earth and Herobrine trying to stop him and ''Invader Zim'' is the video game where Dib landed on Zim's planet and forgot he was supposed to kill Zim.
* ArtifactTitle: Originally a story of a new far-future Aperture leader, it has taken on two other fandoms, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and most of its plot revolves around the 20th, 21st and 22nd centuries.
* ArtificialBrilliance: 0ver5e3r was built to be better than [=GLaDOS=] in every way, and even scores an additional point in the Aperture Intelligence scale.
** This trope also includes the "lightbugs" from ''Thinking with Diversity Vents'' work, which do something you wouldn't expect from an amateur mapper: normally, they go around until you complete a test chamber (which is just a button leading to "the outside"), but once you hop onto them, they will go away from a test chamber.
* BiggerIsBetter: In general. ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise doesn't play with human sized toys, no, ''everything'' must be at least kilometer in scale.
** [[BigLabyrinthineBuilding "Aperture Science Main Headquarters 3007"]] are 3007.1009 meters high, which makes the Burj Khalifa look like a wooden stick stranded on a dirt land.
** Some of the empires are ''really'' [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale out of scale]]. And by that I mean, they span an entire ''universe''.
* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Call GLaDOS "ASCAIS"]] - That's what people from 1998 tell you. (Except they actually don't know the name "[=GLaDOS=]" in the first place.)
** Though, at least three attempts were made to bring ''Portal 2'' story back.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Most notably for Chell Johnson, who from a HeroicMime turned into the leader of the franchise's LaResistance, and 0ver5e3r, who from "yet another [=GLaDOS=]" turned into a BlueBlood DitzyGenius.
* ChristmasEpisode: (2010) [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/138805/chapters/205736 In which the holiday changed several times, anger was unleashed, and which overall didn't make sense.]]
** 2011: The Grand Relaunch, which is preceded with a recap that is as good as a YetAnotherChristmasCarol minus AnAesop and a character to deliver it to.
*** Though it ''[[SubvertedTrope really]]'' is the third anniversary, which makes ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise ''[[DoubleSubversion itself]]'' a huge Christmas Episode.
* DeusEstMachina: See above.
* DrPediaAndMrTrope: Take a look at what ''Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki'' claims. Then take a look at [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/ASBusinessMagnet the Business Magnet's edits on Combine OverWiki]]. Then take a look at ''Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki'' again. Your mind is now fucked up for at least several ''years''.
* {{Exty Years from Now}}: The "release date" of ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'', 3007 October 9, is actually the release date of ''Portal'' plus 1000 years.
** Same for ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'', 2107 October 9.
* FanNickname: Names for technology given by Valve and names for technology in ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise are bound to deviate.
** Take one example: [=GLaDOS=] is named "ASCAIS", which stands for "Aperture Science Central Artificial Intelligence Supercomputer."
* FilkSong: The author has rewritten Want You Gone at least ''four'' times: [[http://pastebin.com/3QNwu9UZ a parody version that steals lines from Still Alive]], [[http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29956148/huw-tu-mud-lik-pa.htm the first verse as sung towards Yellowapple's trolling]], [[http://pastebin.com/b3uAMYaj the first verse as sung by Empress Contine]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7823539/1/The_Credits_Song The Credits Song, supposed to end Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time]].
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: It is more of a rule and not exception for characters to transfer between epochs (and, by extension, timelines and galaxies).
* GoldenAge: [[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:_The_4th_Millennium_franchise_timeline#The_Aperture_Science_Golden_Age_.282999_-_3046.29 Literally.]]
** And then Valve proposed ''their own'' Aperture Science Golden Age in ''Portal 2''.
** And then they collided.
* LastSupperSteal: The Eleven.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: If you write fan fiction for or make a mod for ''Portal'', there is an approximate chance of 10% that the Business Magnet will include it in his ever-expanding franchise.
** If the fan fiction or mod becomes [[{{FanFic/ITSMYLIFE}} (in)]][[VideoGame/PortalPrelude famous]], the chance raises to 100%.
** If the plot for the fan fiction or mod changes, said work is discredited from the franchise, yet the things "borrowed" from it remain.
** If you actually frown upon that, it gets to an edit war lasting a goddamn year.
* MissingEpisode: For a franchise that has colossal amounts of content that was released, expect even more colossal amounts of content that was cut.
** For example, ''Portal: Prelude Convention'' AU No. 1, described above.
*** Even worse, a ''Portal: Prelude Convention'' AU No. 2 was announced, and is described in ''Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki'', but also never saw the light of the day.
** Another notable example is: The Business Magnet mentioned that ''Portal 2 Episode Two: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time Part Two'' is an alchemization result of ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' and never-released concept art for the said fan fiction.
*** And unless the concept art is miniature / pixel art, the result can't be only one fifth of ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time''.
* NoExportForYou: There is a work, named ''Lena Bestselerovna: The Real Fail'', about the life in the Aperture Science Golden Age, ''which was never translated from Lithuanian''.
** And even worse, without it, ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise is suddenly [[NeverTrustATitle lacking the "4th millennium" part.]]
*** And even even worse, you can ''find Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise by [[Website/{{Google}} Googling]] "4th millennium".
* ''[[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Oddly Named Sequel 2: The Electric Boogaloo of All Time]]'': Originally played weird with ''Portal 2: The Fake Community-Made'' and ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' being done within two months' period, but then it had to be made worse with ''endless'' {{Snowclones}} of "''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time''".
* OrwellianRetcon: You can literally do that with the Fan Fiction Application.
** And it will spawn a billion other transcripts of some text pertaining to event X:
--->[[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/Caroline_Johnson „The year 1986. While Cave Johnson's wife-" Who left a mistake HERE? IN THE FAN FICTION APPLICATION? These events are supposed to be REAL!]]
--->[[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/Aperture_Science_BBS_System_Fan_Fiction_Application „The year 1986. While Cave Johnson's wife Caroline [Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki Narrator's note: appears as "Gladys" in the original] was captured by „our benefactors"..."]]
--->[[https://twitter.com/#!/ASBusinessMagne/status/103916904988684288 „The year 1986. While Cave Johnson's wife]] [[{{FanFic/ITSMYLIFE}} CAROLINE (See I listen to Portal 2 instead of FALMER TROLLZ)]] was captured by „our benefactors"..."
* PinocchioSyndrome: For any given Aperture Intelligence, expect them to have precisely ''two'' human versions: one that was the intelligence's origin, and one for which ''the intelligence'' is an origin.
** And they apparently still retain whatever mental abilities they had while still a machine.
* PunctuationShaker: If there's any reason to stuff first "@" into a name, then "¤", and then just forget the rules of grammar altogether and talk in apparent gibberish.
** This also leads into a [[NoOSHACompliance No]] [[FanFictionDotNet FanFiction.Net]] [[NoOSHACompliance Compliance]]: [=FanFiction=].Net thinks "GL@DDA Magnet" is an email address.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: The latter half of ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' and all the works onwards will almost always feature the creators with a hostile relationship towards the Business Magnet, even when [[NoFourthWall it doesn't make any sense.]]
-->interdimensionalPortaller: You see how almost all the characters he is writing about are against him?
-->irenicPie: but if the character that wins against him is written BY him, doesnt that mean he's not actually that bad at all?
* RagnarokProofing / ModernStasis: You'd expect a society in an unclear state after 1000 years after a major catastrophe to be completely different, but Black Mesa? Still here. [=GLaDOS=]? Just stuff her into a human and everything's fine. Modern-day countries? Just with [[AirstripOne funny names]], but still here. Most of the main cast? Through one or another way, still here. Is this the 3000s or still the 2000s?!
** You have to look for ridiculous future skyline to identify between 2000s and 3000s: the Combine Citadels and their derivative buildings are scattered around the world in 3000s.
* RasputinianDeath: Exaggerated, in the means that the characters use the equivalent of ''plot devices'' to kill each other ''and'' survive. May also be an example of {{Schrodingers Cast}}.
** Empress Contine, for one, has an indestructible server network telling her how she is going to die in alternate timelines, so that she can avoid it and continue living.
*** [[IncrediblyLamePun Combine]] that with the fact that she aspires to take over the world and... well... this universe is doomed.
*** Though, that still doesn't explain how she manages to die in the alternate timelines, where the server network is still working.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: If we were to believe the WordOfGod, ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' is this dedicated to Valve Software.
** If ''[[NonIndicativeName the name]]'' [[NonIndicativeName wasn't enough of an emphasis.]]
* RecursiveFanfiction: Is inspired by many Portal mods and fanfics, and inspires a lesser number, but still has its own fanfic.
* RidiculousFutureSequelization: In [[OfficialFanfictionUniversity OFU]] ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' Edition, set in early "2015c", TheHalfWorld is at HFF #413, which is [[PurpleProse Complacency of the Learned]].
-->[[http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29956148/MST%20Index%202015.png Now with Skepkitty's CSS sheet too!]]
** ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise itself is also updating, and seemingly faster than Skepkitty can MST (which results in Andrew Hussie-like speeds as Skepkitty [=MSTed=] 6 chapters of ITS MY LIFE! in one day).
*** Even though it was halted in place by Ms. Johnson-Rattmann "interdimensionalPortaller" in May 2012?
*** ''No it wasn't!!''
* RuleOfSymbolism: Most of things occurring in the franchise are either symbolism or references.
** Like the number 22 and the 22nd (or, as it would be said in Lithuanian, XXII) century.
*** This page in fact originally listed 22 tropes.
**** Though, the number increased.
* ShowWithinAShow Type 4: ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' exists inside ''itself''.
** Though, in [[TheMovie the movie]] it pops off the existence.
*** Would explain how the movie's plot has nothing to do with the fan fiction's.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: ''Portal: The 4th Millennium Wiki'' [[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/User:ASBusinessMagnet resorts to putting "the" in the parentheses.]]
** Also almost every work within ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise has a "the" stranded somewhere.
* UnusualChapterNumbers: Being that the Business Magnet is [[Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime another 15-year-old crazy math nerd]], it is totally expectable. Detailed explanation:
** Originally, ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time'' was a one block ficlet, and hence did not feature any numbering.
** The second take was preceded with "I wrote the next part."
** Once on deviantART, the parts were given proper cardinal names: Parts One, Two, Three and Four.
** When Chell and Doug part their ways, Part Five was separated to Parts 5c and 5d. (The system was later expanded to include "w" (Wheatley), "co" (Contine Overseer) and "a" (the Business Magnet).)
** Prologues, epilogues and specials are not numbered, though they still suffer from the letters and the first one was still designated as "Part 8,5".
** ''Portal 2 Episode Two: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time Part Two'', being a direct sequel, continued the numbering with Part 21c.
---->Or, these are CHAPTERS and the fan fictions are PARTS, which makes MUCH MORE SENSE.
** ''Portal: Prelude Convention'' uses an entirely different system. The first ficlet is named "The Original Convention" and subsequent additions are named "[=AUs=] No. 1, 2" and so on. (That is to say, if they were ever released.)
*** Later the name "Portal: Prelude Convention AU No. #" is more like an InJoke rather than a serious separate chapter.
** ''[[OfficialFanfictionUniversity OFU]] Portal: The 4th Millennium Edition'', [[LogicBomb when it's not being an OFU]], lists the names of characters appearing in each chapter. Mainly because there are twenty characters whose points of view we are dealing with and not two.
* UnusualEuphemism: ''Portal 2: The Stupidest Webcomic of All Time'' seemingly has a new way of insulting people, taking obscure words (or actually mashups of words) to insult, such as "driving-on-rails", "Pascal-programmers" and "the worst thing since the guy who banned sliced bread".
** In ''OFU Portal: The 4th Millennium Edition'', Jake English delivers "[[BizarreAlienReproduction trollmance fuckin equivalent]]".
* [[MSPaintAdventures Weird]] FourthWall [[MindScrew Shit]]: To correctly understand how fourth wall works in ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise, this analogy may help.
** 1. First consider that for a fan fiction to be "published" and "existent" you need two separate programs: a text editor (be it as simple as Notepad or as complex as MS Office Word) and a publisher (usually third-party, see NotableFanfictionArchives for a list.)
*** 2. Then imagine both programs were stashed into one, let's call it [[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/Aperture_Science_BBS_System_Fan_Fiction_Application "Fan Fiction Application"]].
*** 3. Then imagine the characters inside what the author was writing were given access to the Application. (Since they were modifying the Application, they were modifying the events around themselves.)
*** 4. Then imagine said characters eventually became Mary Sue-level.
*** 5. Then imagine said characters challenged the author to [[http://portal-the-4th-millennium.wikia.com/wiki/Fan_fiction_battle an equivalent]] of {{rap battle}} and ''won''.
*** 6. Then imagine said characters started writing and making up a new fictional franchise. Maybe it is still real life, maybe it is based on a ShowWithinAShow, maybe it is fixing the past's mistakes.
*** 7. Repeat from step 3, only one fandom further.
* TheWikiRule: ''[[http://www.xn--portal-4-asis-tkstantmetis-zgf.lt/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page Portal: The 4th Millennium (Franchise) Wiki III]]''. (There was a first wiki, but the author seems to have abandoned a wiki on a wiki farm in favor of this.)
* {{Unperson}}: Kizzycocoa and {{Kizzsprite}} had any references to them [[OrwellianRetcon removed from earlier works which weren't changed at any time]], and it seems to be a direct reference to Nineteen Eighty-Four since the guy who replaced Kizzycocoa was called "[=WinstonSmith=]".
** Then the Business Magnet called ''Portal: The 4th Millennium'' franchise "[[ThoseWackyNazis a totalitarian]] [[RedScare country]]".
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Often characters will be snuggled from real life and written as if they were always fictional, to the point of the Business Magnet ''claiming'' they were always fictional.

''[[CaptainObvious -- The Portal: The 4th Millennium franchise TV Tropes page ends here --]]''