Machinima / Chell's Mind

Various series that aim to be to Portal what Freeman's Mind is to Half-Life, these tell Chell's (the main Portal series character's) thoughts throughout Portal and Portal 2.

CyhAnide's series


  • Axe Crazy: Chell is slowly becoming this. She takes great delight in burning up many a Weighted Storage Cube, GLaDOS' cameras, and even a Radio when the lyrics to the song freak her out.
  • Beard of Evil: Chell is convinced that her Evil Twin has one. She also thinks GLaDOS has this and eyeliner.
  • British Accent: ASHPoD has one. It's lampshaded that it's obviously just Chell talking to herself because he was made in America.
    • Becomes Hilarious in Hindsight in Portal 2, considering Wheatley does have a British accent despite being made in America.
  • Companion Cube: ASHPoD.
  • Evil Laugh: Chell, when burning cubes. She hates cubes.
  • Evil Twin: Chell thinks the voice in her head is one.
  • Genre Savvy: Chell becomes aware that GLaDOS is a malfunctioning evil AI who's constantly lying to her by the third room.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Chell will often break into Japanese phrases for no particular reason.
  • I Call It "Vera": Chell spends a long time in episode 01 trying to decide on a name for her portal gun. She eventually decides on ASHPoD.
    • She goes along and names other objects that she doesn't like.
  • I Fell for Hours: Chell falls several miles via portal recursion and is utterly terrified.
  • Sanity Slippage: Chell is obviously starting to crack.
  • Shout-Out: Chell asks ASHPoD if he has a Bankai.
  • Running Gag: Chell is starving.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Chell on the scent of the deadly goo:
    Chell: Ugh, it's worse than being trapped in an unventilated room after spraying an entire bottle of Tilex on every wall and rubbing my face in it! Which I have never done. Not even when I was drunk.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: One of the first things she says waking up at the start.

TronStudioFilms' series

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Rychotech's series (includes Portal 2)

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Alternative Title(s): Chells Mind