Machinima / The Underground

The Underground is a Machinima set in Portal 2. In the undergrounds of Aperture Science Laboratories, where defective products are thrown, an Interview Sphere creates a show for defective personality cores. Hilarity Ensues.

The Underground contains examples of these tropes:

  • Body Horror: The Friendship Cores are two cores that have been smashed together, making them this by Personality Core standards. Interview Core is very clearly terrified.
  • Black Comedy: Episode 4.
  • The Paranoid Was Right
  • The Eeyore: Anthony.
  • Logic Bomb: The Protocol Sphere considers himself to be perfect. According to his protocols, being thrown in the incenerator means you are defective.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The Protocol Sphere.
  • Rimshot: Courtesy of Anthony and the Fritz Brothers Band whenever the Interview Sphere makes a joke. Subverted at one point in Episode 2, when Anthony can't do the cymbal sound due to one of his guns falling off.
  • Shout-Out: The Elite Sphere has lots of hats.
  • Spoof Talk Show
  • Insufferable Genius: The Ego Sphere.