Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth braving deadly neurotoxin for]] here:

These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' series, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.

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[[WMG: [[GenFic General Fics]]]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7319618/1/Night_of_the_Living_Wheatley Night Of The Living Wheatley]]'' by [=TheUnsigned=]
* Recommended by rapunzelloveseugene
* ''Pairings'': A mix of [=Wheatley/Chell=] and unrequited [=Wheatley/OC=].
* ''Synopsis'': A dark take on Wheatley returning to earth.
* ''Comments'': This is a rare, dark and amazing take on human!Wheatley. The Unsigned is a master of horror and is a rival to GLaDOS in terms of awe-inspiring fear. Though some of her work may turn your stomach Unsigned is a credit to the Portal fandom.

''[[http://blademarilyn.deviantart.com/gallery/34222825?offset=0#/d4j5jru Portal 3]]'' by blademarylin
* Recommended by IHOP, LadyInGrey
* Now has its own page: Fanfic/{{Portal 3}}
* ''Pairings'': Minor [=Wheatley/Chell=]
* ''Synopsis'': Four years after Portal 2, Wheatley decides to use his "death laser" to inscribe a giant apology to Chell on the moon. Chell has become a scientist on the surface, and upon seeing the message goes on an less-than-sane adventure to rescue Wheatley. Meanwhile a mysterious entity called The Mainframe is gathering personality cores for a sinister purpose, and Chell keeps having flashbacks of a strange man who may or may not have been her boyfriend: someone named "Wheatley [[PunnyName Whitmore]]"...
* ''Comments'': Described by the author as a "multimedia comic" it contains, text, drawings, and flash movies in a style very similar to MSPaintAdventures. The story is hilarious, while still being intriguing enough to make you care about the plot beyond simple laughs.
** Seconded. It is hilarious, sweet, and very silly. An undeniably creative and unique take on the "after ''Portal 2''" plot.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5156470/1/Fabrications Fabrications]]'' by [=skywalker05=]
* Recommended by Dolt Boy
* ''Pairings'': N/A
* ''Synopsis'': The story (and backstory) of ''Portal'', from [=GLaDOS=]' perspective, in three short parts.
* ''Comments'': Though more serious and somber in tone that the game itself, this fic otherwise captures the mood and voice of the game perfectly, and offers some chilling ideas of how exactly our favorite robo-villainess came to be what she is.
** Is now non-canon as of the patch [[spoiler: containing the SequelHook.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6980778/1/You_Monster You Monster]]'' by [=Kamiki77=]
* Recommeded by: wellinever
* ''Pairings'': Caroline/Cave
* ''Synopsis'': Cave Johnson is nearing the end and wants his faithful P.A. to take over his empire. At any cost.
* ''Comments'': This is pure nightmare fuel. You know how some people say [=GLaDOS=] resembles a [[http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.drzy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/glados_bondage.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.drzy.com/2008/04/08/glados-in-bondage/&usg=__5wqrW3g6lujqY8k7DuNMDk6pxfc=&h=324&w=500&sz=43&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=gcxbwOcwTY5xsM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=153&ei=nIbKTdmnBoa8vQOepeSQBQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dglados%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-au%26rlz%3D1I7ADFA_en%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D526%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=343&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=97&ty=80 woman in bondage]]? You know that UrbanLegendOfZelda about how J.K. Simmons refused to record some lines of Portal 2 because of how much they disturbed him? Yeah. This fic goes there. It is not for the faint of heart but it really captures what happened in the gaps suggested by the game.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7552655/1/The_Unfortunate_Discovery_of_Marissa_Roberts The Unfortunate Discovery of Marissa Roberts]]'' by Korekara
* Recommended by webidolchiu94
* ''Pairings'': A completely flanderized Mary-Sue OC/Wheatley.
* ''Synopsis'': [=GLaDOS=] and Chell's commentary on a fan-fiction they happened to stumble across.
* ''Comments'': This is most definitely a TrollFic. Hilariously written, and a cute commentary on how ridiculous some authors can be. The fan-fiction that they both comment on is written by the author to avoid the dreaded “you didn't like my fan-fiction??” rant on the reviews.
** Seconded, except the fanfic in question ''wasn't'' written by the author; in fact, it has [[{{FanFic/ITSMYLIFE}} its own page]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7492771/1/Schematics Schematics]]'' by [ICRepresentitive]
* Recommended by FantasyOfLulz
* ''Pairings'': Slight [=Caroline/Cave=]
* ''Synopsis'': The GLaDOS machine was complete. It only needed one more component.
* ''Comments'': There may be many takes on Caroline's transformation into an A.I, but one more won't hurt, right? This tragic account of what may have happened captures, as it's author put it, "the image comparison of the original GLaDOS, as how the developers saw her... and how the fans did" alongside the stuggle represented in Caroline's unused in-game lines.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7024505/1/Useless_Parts Useless Parts]]'' by [=AnimeRANDOMNESS=]
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/JadeEyes 1}}
* ''Pairings'': Mild Chell/Wheatley
* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley's never really understood why humans have so many useless parts. Hair, eyebrows, fingernails...and lips. What did lips do, anyway? Of course, maybe bringing it up around a certain mute lady isn't the best idea...
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and surprisingly well-written. Even if you don't like "fluffy" stories, you'll still enjoy this.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7039232/1/Sarcasm_Still_Valid Sarcasm Still Valid]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/183960/pirate_kit Pirate Kit]]
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/LadyInGrey}}
* ''Pairings'': Mild Chell/Wheatley
* ''Synopsis'': "You don't escape from the insane facility of Aperture on tenacity alone. It takes a generous helping of bravery, wits, and sarcasm. And a valuable Aperture Science Testing Protocol Partner - Wheatley."
* ''Comments'': Ridiculously funny. It starts off seemingly like a written version of [[FreemansMind Freeman's Mind]], but quickly becomes it's own fic, taking a slight AU curve. From (literally) trolling [=GLaDOS=] to Chell musing if the internet has run out of LOLCats 200 years in the future, this is a very humorous story that will have you giggling at every possible turn.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8341604/1/Cake_and_Lies Cake and Lies]]'' by MVTK42
* Recommended by: @/{{Skibi}}, @/{{odafangirl}}
* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley is trapped in the Enrichment Center, fighting to escape before GLaDOS can take her revenge.
* ''Comments'': A human!Wheatley fanfic, mild AU. Right from the start, this author takes your expectations and punts them out the door. Everyone is written in-character (though the author admits to focusing on Wheatley's personality beyond his idiocy), the writing is good, and the twists intriguing, though there's some rough language and a bit of violence to watch out for. The story is now complete, and manages to be both funny and thought-provoking.
** Couldn't agree more. This story is funny and awesome and the OP wasn't kidding about your expectations. It surprises you like a punch in the face from your kindly old grandma would, only in the best way possible. Wheatley and GLaDOS talking to each other alone makes this fic worth the read, but everything else makes this fic one of the best the fandom has to offer. The author says she spent a long while studying every characters voice, and it shows. So go read it. Like yesterday.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7434133/1/Blue_Sky Blue Sky]]'' by [=wafflestories=]
* Recommended by Wasserplane, PrincessLucky, Tropers/{{Jonn}}, Tropers/InsanityPrelude
* Now has its own page: Fanfic/BlueSky
* ''Pairings'': Light Chell/Wheatley.
* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley comes back to earth, has to be rescued by Chell, and gets put in a {{Hard Light}} body. Wheatley must get used to human life, all while gaining Chell's trust again and finding his purpose.
* ''Comments'': This story is great because it perfectly captures Wheatley's "babbling idiot" personality, and characterizes Chell beautifully. Hilarious and heartwarming at the same time- I cannot recommend this enough.
** PrincessLucky: Seconding the recommendation with all my heart - the way the author writes the ''co-op bots'' alone is worth the money! Apart from FF.net, the story is published in [[http://wafflestories.livejournal.com/8624.html the author's LiveJournal]], where you can also see the amazing header art for each chapter.
** Odafangirl: I literally cannot express how truly amazing this fic is. To describe everyone as In-Character is almost an injustice. Wheatley and Chell are better then In Character. They are fleshed out, explored, dissected, exposed, and put back together again better than they were before. I'd almost describe it as a {{Reconstruction}} of 'Wheatley Becomes Human' fics. Plus, it updates twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays. Plus Plus, its almost complete. Seriously, you have absolutely no excuse at all GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
** Aralyn: It's now complete, and there's not much much more to say, except everything you've heard about this fanfic is '''true'''. I've yet to read a better overall fanfic of the Portal genre. Prose is flowingly pleasant, characterization is simply amazing, especially of Wheatley's, with a simple yet interesting plot, realistic, and it even gets GLaDOS' dry humor down pat. The ending itself is enough to warrant a read- do yourself a favor and read it. Now.
** gingersnap: Absolutely, amazingly, gobsmackingly worth the 6+ hours I spent reading it. You ''will'' be absolutely flooded with feels upon completion, and you '''will''' feel like this could absolutely happen, given the events of the games. Plus, this is one of those rare fics that can be re-read and re-re-read without losing quality. If you have any interest in Portal AT ALL, if you appreciate good fanfiction AT ALL, you will read this. It is a masterclass.
** Parkour Paisho: After all the hype (see above) I was disappointed. I didn't come close to crying at the end, and I wouldn't even have started reading it had I known it was a shipping fic... ''But that said,'' I still wholeheartedly recommend it. You don't like shipping? It's tasteful and unobtrusive. You write your own stuff? This is ''excellent'' study material for writing style, imagery, characterization, metaphors, everything. My jaw dropped after the first few paragraphs (and I'm a huge writing snob) and after finishing the whole thing I was so moved by the writing that I typed up 6,000 words in one day. Even if you aren't one for "shipping feels," it's definitely worth a read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7601749/1/the_bRules_b_by_bCave_b_bJohnson_b The Rules, by Cave Johnson]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3336431/3theCaptain 3theCaptain]]
* Recommended by: Parkour Paisho
* ''Pairings'': Zero. Well... maybe a little Cave X Caroline if you squint really hard at #7.
* ''Synopsis'': This fic is the list of Rules Cave Johnson announced over the intercom every day during Aperture Science's ScenicTourLevel. It's funny, it's a quick read, and it captures Cave Johnson's hilarious, confidently aggressive voice perfectly. Think the EvilOverlordList, but instead of an evil overlord, it's [[RecycledInSpace Cave Johnson.]] ''The best part?'' The author accepts submissions from the readers; if you have an idea for a rule, he/she will put it up with your username in the credits!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7816303/1/Portal_Cubed Portal Cubed]]'' by [=Insane Guy of DOOM=]
* Recommended by: IHOP
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': According to the author its "meant to be an as realistic as possible depiction of what I think Portal 3 might be". Several months after Portal 2, Chell is living on the surface only to get called back to Aperture when GLaDOS accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan that threatens far more than just the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center.
* ''Comments'': A summary of all the story's planned chapters can be found [[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2275215&page=3 here]], for those inclined to spoilers.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7817890/1/Ghosts Ghosts]]'' by [=BelievingEvey=]
* Recommended by: Girl On The Moon
* ''Pairings'': Some Chell/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Another "robots as androids" fanfic, this one takes place after Portal 2 and Chell has moved on with her life. But when Black Mesa comes in trying to overtake Aperture, Chell is brought back and works with some new and old characters to save Aperture.
* ''Comments'': A very well-paced action fic, it has some characters from Half-Life woven into it along with the Half-Life plotline. Overall, it's a very fun read, the original characters are written well, and the new ones just add to the story!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8031619/1/Target-Acquired Target Acquired]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3430445/StillAliveDoingScience StillAliveDoingScience]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* Now has its own page: Fanfic/{{Target Acquired}}
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': Three years after Chell saves Wheatley from being launched into space, he means to help her escape the facility and shut down [=GLaDOS=] for good—but after finding a lost secret, hidden away within a condemned Test Shaft, is she really the only AI they need to be worried about? This is a story of redemption, adventure, and of finding friendship in unexpected places.
* ''Comments'': An absolutely brilliant adventure story filled with lots of character development: see Chell and Wheatley go from practically hating each other to gradually becoming friends, being forced to work together as they try to escape Aperture once again. Note that it is an AU, with Wheatley being saved from exile in space, and lots of extra details about Aperture (both the facility and the company). A great mix of funny, exciting, touching, and heartbreaking, and absolutely worth however long it takes to read through the 150k+ words it consists of (though as of yet, the story is still unfinished).

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7513917/1/Reversal Reversal]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3373125/Obvious-Octopus Obvious Octopus]]
* Recommended by GlassSpires
* Pairings: Implied Chelley at the end, but it's quite light.
* ''Synopsis'': When a dangerous mute lunatic is put in control of the Aperture mainframe, GLaDOS and Wheatley are forced to work together to save science. Chell is transferred into the mainframe, and Wheatley and GLaDOS attain android bodies and must test for her, in a [[TitleDrop reversal]].
* ''Comments'': This fic is well thought out, perfectly paced, and a great read from beginning to end. Spoilers for the end of Portal 2.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9660817/1/Cieco Cieco]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3168223/Jaywings Jaywings]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': Chell and Wheatley, living together after Aperture, discover a stranger in their house one night.
* ''Comments'': The author takes a common fanfic trope--making a character (in this case, Wheatley) go blind--and turns it into an interesting, emotional story. Chell and Wheatley's relationship in this fic is shaky to begin with, and this incident doesn't exactly help things... but it does create some excellent conflict, dealing with Wheatley's trials of being blind and Chell's trials of attempting to help him.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8884741/1/Redemption Redemption]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3424548/Silverstreams Silverstreams]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* ''Pairings'': Slight Cave/Caroline
* ''Synopsis'': After Caroline discovers her 'parents' to be Black Mesa spies, Doug Rattmann hides young Chell in Old Aperture before she's sealed off and presumed dead. Years later, she's back, and her resurfacing could lead to Aperture's downfall. A Portal prequel about what it truly takes to have a shot at redemption.
* ''Comments'': If you've ever wondered about strange little details in the Portal games--who Chell's parents really are, the meaning behind Doug Rattmann's scrawls, whether or not Caroline actually agreed to the upload, how Black Mesa stole information from Aperture Science, and so on--this fic covers everything. It starts off just before Chell comes to Aperture as a child, and fills in all the little gaps the games left behind. Not only that, but it also delves deep in to the characters (particularly Doug, Chell, and Caroline), and truly makes you feel for them, no matter what you felt about these characters beforehand. Redemption is an excellent fanfic and is a definite must-read, no matter who your favorite characters are.


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8024968/1/Research-and-Development-Wheatley Research and Development: Wheatley]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3351409/carolnegate Carolnegate]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* ''Pairings'': None.
* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley had never been anything other than a robot, but he was given something most AIs never had - the ability to change who he was. Rated for mild, humorous swearing, most of which only British people would consider inappropriate.
* ''Comments'': Taking place before and during the events of ''Portal'', this fanfic goes in depth into Wheatley's backstory. Unlike many backstory fics that show Wheatley as originally being human, this one portrays him as a machine from the beginning, showing how he went from being a nonsentient machine to a sentient AI. It also covers the reasoning behind his different quirks, including his accent and his different fears, and even why he doesn't remember his original function or why he doesn't remember his encounter with GLaDOS.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8540527/1/Research-and-Development-GLaDOS Research and Development: [=GLaDOS=]]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3351409/carolnegate Carolnegate]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* ''Pairings'': None.
* ''Synopsis'': GLaDOS was originally a human, that much is certain. How much humanity remained in her after she was transferred to a computational entity and dedicated to Science, however, is a lot more disputable. Rated for swearing.
* ''Comments'': Much like the previous fanfic, this fanfic goes into detail on [=GLaDOS=]'s backstory, covering everything pre-''Portal'' and going to the beginning of ''Portal 2.'' This story takes a different direction than many stories of the same vein--notably, the infamous AI is not murderous from the get-go, and with good explanation as to why. If you're looking for a fresh take on [=GLaDOS=]'s backstory, this is the fic to read.


[[WMG: Crossovers]]

''[[FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies Better Living through Science and Ponies]]'' by Pen Stroke
* Recommended by: [[TokoWH TokoWH]]
* ''Synopsis'': [=GLaDOS=] is free of Chell, free to continue testing, when she discovers a portal gun Wheatley tried to repair with duck tape. When the portal gun catastrophically fails, the enrichment center, [=GLaDOS=], and Chell are literally dropped in the middle of Equestria. The mute test subject soon finds the world of ponies far more welcoming than the human world. But [=GLaDOS=] sees possibilities. Let the testing begin... for science.
* ''Comments'': As a previous suggester on the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic recs stated, most cross-over fics fail because the author in question does not fully understand either one or both of the franchises he is attempting to cross-over. Where "Better Living Through Science and Ponies" succeeds is that Pen Stroke does in fact understand the two universes and manages to make a very effective product by mixing the two together. Not only does the story keeps everyone in character and writes some really funny moments but his [=GLaDOS=] dialogue is such that you would have sworn someone at Valve had written the fic.
* [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/map-of-equestria-and-portal-pony-mod.html Now getting its own Portal 2 mod.]]

''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=190227 Holes in Orange and Blue]]'' by [=Lusor=]
* Recommended by: Weaver
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with FateStayNight of all things that none the less works suprisingly well. Basically, due to a glitch in reality that a certain moronic AI was partly responsible for, the Grail tried to summon Saber but got the 404 Error and Chell instead. Awesomeness ensues, including projected turrets, the ASHPD gaining several new settings (including 'gravity gun', take that Black Mesa!) and Shirou apparently channeling Cave Johnson.
* ''Comments'': Somewhat demented but a lot of fun, rather like Portal itself in fact. Despite the higher then usual level of craziness there are still a few moments where it has a suprising amount of depth and getting inside Chell's head is always interesting. The fic is also made of a collection of scenes that aren't in any particular order at the moment but this doesn't really detract from the fic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7046363/1/Thinking_With_Aperture_Plasmids Thinking With Aperture Plasmids]]'' by [=Diable Oni Giri=]
* Recommended by: AlexanderKane
* ''Synopsis'': A melding of Portal 2 with Bioshock that works beautifully. The Aperture Science Hand-Held Portal Device becomes the Aperture Science Portal Plasmid, Wheatley is... well, still Wheatley but with his human form using the sphere core as a communications device and bottles of Combustible Lemonade that are perfect for Explosion Day parties litter the underwater lab.
* ''Comment'': I not sure there's anything left to say, the scientific madness of Aperture Science and the deranged lunacy of Rapture blend so easily and beautifully, you'd wish there was a real version to play.

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/76934/chapters/102342 Things Have Changed Since You Left the Building]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/squeequeg/pseuds/squeequeg squeequeg]]''
* Recommended by: [=elemecha=]
* ''Synopsis'': Following her escape from the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, Chell enters a world ruled by the Combine, meets new allies and enemies, and learns that sometimes it's not enough just to escape. (AU in that it ignores the new patch, the new ending, and any word of Portal 2.)
* ''Comment'': Recommended for its characterization and general plausibility; could definitely see this as an actual continuation of Portal, if Valve had decided to go this route. Crossover status for this story is a bit debatable, as it's just about canon that Portal and Half-Life take place in the same universe, but we do have characters from both franchises meeting up and kicking ass.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7370177/1/Apollo_18_The_Nixon_Files Apollo 18 The Nixon Files]]'' by ''Andrew Joshua Talon''
* Recommended by: Pacifist
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover between Portal and the dreadful movie Apollo 18 starring Richard Nixon and Cave Johnson as they fight to save the world from moon spiders. Yes, you read that right.
* ''Comment'': A sane Nixon trying to deal with moon crabs and Cave Johnson.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7843635/1/Portalborn Portalborn]]'' by Experiment 282
* Recommended by: autopanda
* '' Synopsis'': In the land of Skyrim, the Dragonborn is a hot-blooded thrill seeker. An encounter with a weird man and a talking meteorite ball thing that rambles about space sets her off on something weird indeed...
* ''Comments'': Based on the new Space Core mod for Skyrim. Very good. Doug Rattman actually comes into play pretty early. [[spoiler: GLaDOS is here now. She got some bandits to think she's either a Daedra or a Divine]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7351990/1/The-Best-in-Space The Best In Space]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3198265/MShades MShades]]
* Recommended by Thunderchin
* ''Synopsis:'' A crossover with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' where the Enterprise encounters a strange orb-like artifact from 21st century Earth.
* ''Comments:'' Five chapters, each corresponding to the segments as if broken by commercial breaks. Each character is presented and acts as if this were an actual episode of the show, so even those that aren't familiar with Star Trek can follow along and [[HilarityEnsues watch the hilarity ensue]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7466762/1/Between-Minds Between Minds]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3336431/3theCaptain 3theCaptain]]
* Recommended by: parkourpaisho
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with {{HalfLife}}, the chapters alternate between Chell escaping Aperture Science between Portal 1 & 2 [[spoiler: and most recently got herself sucked into a vortex at the Borealis dry dock]] and the whole Half-Life crew picking up where they left off after [[spoiler: Eli's death]].
* ''Comments'': Of the crossovers out there between these two games, this is ''definitely'' one of the higher-quality ones! Despite the serious subject matter it'll still get you to laugh out loud, and genuinely wonder what's going to happen next. You even get some hilarity from a bunch of new personality spheres and recordings from good ol' Cave Johnson!

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9568464/1/Now-You-re-Thinking-with-Real-Science Now You're Thinking with Real Science]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3168223/Jaywings Jaywings]]
* Recommended by: [=BabyCharmander=]
* ''Synopsis'': A former test subject, now free, takes up residence in a strange town where almost nothing is considered abnormal. A year later, a young paranormal enthusiast spots two odd new satellites orbiting the moon and immediately makes plans to bring them to Earth, firmly believing that the two metal spheres are alien in origin. Because, after all, what else could they possibly be?
* ''Comments'': A crossover with {{InvaderZim}} featuring nearly all of the major characters from both series. The author is very good with keeping all characters in character and making the world of Invader Zim and the world of Portal feel like they fit together perfectly. Though it starts off a little slowly, focusing mainly on character interaction, things pick up when Zim kidnaps Wheatley and Dib comes to his rescue... and things don't go exactly as planned.

[[WMG: {{Shipping}} Fics]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6971431/1/The_Punishment The Punishment]]'' by conquerorwurm
* Recommended by: Dontknowdontcare
* Now has its own page: Fanfic/{{The Punishment}}
* ''Pairings'': Chell/Wheatley
* ''Synopsis'': Rather than let Wheatley float in space for eternity, [=GLaDOS=] thinks of a far better punishment for him.
* ''Comments'': An excellent take on the idea of putting Wheatley into a human body, especially when dealing with 'The Itch'. Following him and Chell in the bowels of Aperture as he tries to figure out his new body, as well as all the guilt, tension and sexual frustration is both funny and heartbreaking. The story moves at a good pace, taking its time as the pair tries to grasp their own emotions.
** Seconding! A great story about the joys and burdens of being a living human being, and all the interpersonal complications that come with it.
*** Thirded. Wheatley's reaction are incredibly funny, and after some incredibly hot description of Chell, Wheatley's reactions to his first boner are just hilarious.
* Has its own tumblr page with fanart and story illustrations [[http://thepunishment.tumblr.com/ here.]]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6953776/1/Test_Of_Humanity Test Of Humanity]]'' by [=baronobeefdip=]
* Recommended by: bobdrantz
* ''Pairings'': Chell/Wheatley
* ''Synopsis'': Set after Portal 2, [=GLaDOS=] retrieves Wheatley from space and places his mind in a human body.
* ''Comments'': A rather humorous story at times in which we follow Wheatley from his journey back to earth, to him being placed in a human body by [=GLaDOS=], to his reunion with Chell. Wheatley's awkward and clumsy attempts to fit into human society are both funny and endearing. And, the gradual bond that forms between him and Chell is heartwarming as well. Now has [[{{FanFic/TestOfHumanity}} its own page]].


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7513816/1/Recycled Recycled]]'' by [=suckersoprano=]
* Recommended by: whootsies
* ''Pairings'': Fact Core/Adventure Core
* ''Synopsis'': Set after the events of Portal 2 and Chell is released from Aperture, [=GLaDOS=] puts the Fact Core (Craig) and Rick into human bodies, and converts them to test subjects.
* ''Comments'': A wonderful fanfic, the author develops what may seem like an unusual pairing to some into a deep, emotional couple that contrasts perfectly. Warning, there are nsfw parts.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7514401/1/A-Real-Surprise A Real Surprise]]'' by [=Vaniterra=]
* Recommended by: Azalee
* ''Pairings'': Chell/[=GLaDOS=]
* ''Synopsis'': What lurks in the unexplored shafts of old Aperture, sealed for decades? The answer tests human and andriod alike. [=ChellDOS=].
* ''Comments'': The fic is extremely high quality, with both Chell and [=GLaDOS=] beautifully fleshed out. The fic explores the relationship between the two women of Aperture naturally and endearingly, and along the way doesn't falter in presenting the clashes between what they are and how they act towards each other in a realistic way while still showing that the duo is capable of rising to the challenges inherent to the relationship. The fic also explores the abandoned facility, and pulls new dangers and characters that are genuinely threatening and intrigueing into the mix, forming an exciting new battle for Chell and [=GLaDOS=] that they are determined to win. To be warned, there is erotica in some chapters.

[[WMG: [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]]]]

[[{{Tobuscus}} TobyGames]] playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJuKxTRlqH8 here]].
* Recommended by: @/{{Fighteer}}
* ''Rating'': PG - Very mild language.
* ''Comments'': Toby takes his trademark wacky humor into ''Portal 2'', with hilarious results. Watch him talk back to Wheatley and [=GLaDOS=] from Chell's point of view, make fun of literally every story element, and fail repeatedly. "I'm screwed. I'm screwed. I'm gonna die. I'm dead! I'm dead! GOD DANGIT!"

Harry101UK's Let's Play of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urlwUpCDLW4&list=PL28A9E697FB499C82&index=1&feature=plpp_video here]].
* Recommended by: justagirlwithakeyboard
* ''Rating'': PG
* ''Comments'': Harry knows his stuff for Portal. Far from his first playthrough. He's also the voice of Wheatley for the audiobook project of the fanfic Blue Sky, which can be found above. Aside from his own normal humor, he adds in bits for GLaDOS whenever looking at security cameras, he messes with the effects here and there, and he adds 'elevator music'. Oh - and he beats the game in approximately 50 minutes. All in all - it's a great LP.

Chell's Mind, starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgncUYbzMA here]] but the author recommends starting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gpQ4lJoTQk here]]
* Recommended by: GirlOnTheMoon
* ''Rating'': PG
* ''Comments'': CyhAnide's take on Portal done in the same style as FreemansMind, it shows the gameplay of Portal from the crazy inner thoughts of DeadpanSnarker Chell. A thoroughly amusing, clever commentary with jabs at GLaDOS, Aperture, and even a few [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to VideoGame/HalfLife!

[[WMG: Twitter]]

''[[https://twitter.com/#!/thebestPM The Best PM]]'' by ''Wafflestories''
* Recommended by: Hybridkylin
* ''Synopsis'': Wheatley is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. This is his twitter.
* ''Comment'': Written by the author of Blue Sky, this AU account is hilarious, and well worth a look.


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