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** ThinkingUpPortals (a play on the game's tagline, "Thinking With Portals")


* InferredHolocaust: Never mind all the researchers that [=GLaDOS=] gassed; "Bring Your Daughter To Work Day" implies that their ''children'' became victims too, or were tested to death. [=GLaDOS=] also manages to sneak in a reference to the multiple disasters of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' universe during the FinalBattle and in "Still Alive". It's implied during ''Portal 2'' that Chell herself was the daughter of one of the scientists at Aperture and she was forcibly taken as a test subject by [=GLaDOS=] during her massacre.


** Chell's leg-springs were part of an unused model for an enemy in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.

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** Chell's leg-springs were part of an unused model for an enemy in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.cut from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]].


** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as ''Half-Life 2'''s Combine turrets.

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** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as ''Half-Life 2''[='s=] Combine turrets. They also use the same sound effects [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujYcnO0sIks in the trailer]] [[spoiler:and during ''Portal 2'''s Combine turrets.ending]].


** Chell actually vocally reacts to impact damage from cubes and other such things. The sound bites used for this are from female NPCs who take damage in ''Half-Life 2.'' In ''Portal 2'', though, this doesn't happen.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: According to ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'', the reason the games take place in the ''Half-Life'' universe was to justify the PropRecycling from ''Half-Life 2'', which was a lot more pronounced in early development due to the game's small development team.

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** Chell actually vocally reacts to impact damage from cubes and other such things. The sound bites used for this are from female NPCs [=NPCs=] who take damage in ''Half-Life 2.'' In ''Portal 2'', though, this doesn't happen.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: According to ''The ''Portal 2 - The Final Hours of Portal 2'', Hours'', the reason the games take place in the ''Half-Life'' universe was to justify the PropRecycling from ''Half-Life 2'', which was a lot more pronounced in early development due to the game's small development team.


* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/EllenMcLain is the voice of [=GLaDOS=], the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' announcer, and the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' Combine Overwatch. Due to how the Overwatch sounds in ''[=HL2=]: Episode Two'', it leads to a ''lot'' of EpilepticTrees.
** She's also an opera singer in real life.
** Music/MikePatton plays the aggression core.


** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as ''Half-Life 2'''s combine turrets.

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** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as ''Half-Life 2'''s combine Combine turrets.


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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: According to ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'', the reason the games take place in the ''Half-Life'' universe was to justify the PropRecycling from ''Half-Life 2'', which was a lot more pronounced in early development due to the game's small development team.


** Chell actually vocally reacts to impact damage from cubes and other such things. The sound bites used for this are from female NPCs who take damage in ''Half-Life 2.'' In the second game, though, this doesn't happen.

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** Chell actually vocally reacts to impact damage from cubes and other such things. The sound bites used for this are from female NPCs who take damage in ''Half-Life 2.'' In the second game, ''Portal 2'', though, this doesn't happen.

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** Chell actually vocally reacts to impact damage from cubes and other such things. The sound bites used for this are from female NPCs who take damage in ''Half-Life 2.'' In the second game, though, this doesn't happen.


** According to the ''Final Hours of Portal 2'', Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center. [[SequelHook Valve decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]

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** According to the ''Final Hours of Portal 2'', Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, P-body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center.Enrichment Center. [[SequelHook Valve decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]


* InferredHolocaust: Never mind all the researchers that [=GLaDOS=] gassed; "Bring Your Daughter To Work Day" implies that their ''children'' became victims too, or were tested to death. [=GLaDOS=] also manages to sneak in a reference to the multiple disasters of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' universe during the FinalBattle and in "Still Alive". It's implied during Portal 2 that Chell herself was the daughter of one of the scientists at Aperture and she was forcibly taken as a test subject by [=GLaDOS=] during her massacre.

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* InferredHolocaust: Never mind all the researchers that [=GLaDOS=] gassed; "Bring Your Daughter To Work Day" implies that their ''children'' became victims too, or were tested to death. [=GLaDOS=] also manages to sneak in a reference to the multiple disasters of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' universe during the FinalBattle and in "Still Alive". It's implied during Portal 2 ''Portal 2'' that Chell herself was the daughter of one of the scientists at Aperture and she was forcibly taken as a test subject by [=GLaDOS=] during her massacre.

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* TheCastShowoff: Ellen [=McLain=] is an operatic singer, which means she sings one hell of a credits song.


** EllenMcLain is the voice of [=GLaDOS=], the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' announcer, and the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' Combine Overwatch. Due to how the Overwatch sounds in ''[=HL2=]: Episode Two'', it leads to a ''lot'' of EpilepticTrees.

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** EllenMcLain Creator/EllenMcLain is the voice of [=GLaDOS=], the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' announcer, and the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' Combine Overwatch. Due to how the Overwatch sounds in ''[=HL2=]: Episode Two'', it leads to a ''lot'' of EpilepticTrees.



** MikePatton plays the aggression core.

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** MikePatton Music/MikePatton plays the aggression core.


** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as Half-Life 2's combine turrets.

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** The sentry turrets have largely the same behavior as Half-Life 2's ''Half-Life 2'''s combine turrets.



** According to the Final Hours of Portal 2, Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center. [[SequelHook Valve decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]

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** According to the Final ''Final Hours of Portal 2, 2'', Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center. [[SequelHook Valve decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]


** According to the Final Hours of Portal 2, Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center. [[SequelHook VALVe decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]

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** According to the Final Hours of Portal 2, Peer Review was going to contain a single player campaign as well. The original plan was for players to be either ATLAS or P-Body, who would be recruited by Rick to stop a brain-uploaded Cave Johnson from taking over the enrichment center. [[SequelHook VALVe Valve decided it would require too many resources for ''just'' a DLC...]]

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