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** The Robot Enrichment DLC. Essentially a bunch of completely non-essential skins, animations and ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' hats, just like ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. (The similarity was even noted by the ''[=TF2=]'' team, who said they snuck in and blatantly copy pasted hats into the game against the ''Portal'' team's wishes.) And just like ''Team Fortress 2'', people [[InternetBackdraft raged]]. The Robot Enrichment customisation is largely responsible for the user ratings on Metacritic being (out of 10), 6.5 on on Xbox, 5.2 on Playstation, and 5.8 on PC, compared to critic ratings of (out of 100) of 94, 96 and 96 respectively. (It should probably be noted that, just like the Mann Co. Store, the items are completely optional -- you can unlock one flag and one hat through achievements, and none of the DLC has any effect on gameplay besides looking pretty.)

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** The Robot Enrichment DLC. Essentially a bunch of completely non-essential skins, animations and ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' hats, just like ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. (The similarity was even noted by the ''[=TF2=]'' team, who said they snuck in and blatantly copy pasted hats into the game against the ''Portal'' team's wishes.) And just like ''Team Fortress 2'', people [[InternetBackdraft raged]].raged. The Robot Enrichment customisation is largely responsible for the user ratings on Metacritic being (out of 10), 6.5 on on Xbox, 5.2 on Playstation, and 5.8 on PC, compared to critic ratings of (out of 100) of 94, 96 and 96 respectively. (It should probably be noted that, just like the Mann Co. Store, the items are completely optional -- you can unlock one flag and one hat through achievements, and none of the DLC has any effect on gameplay besides looking pretty.)


** One of the alternative Caves' claims about not having to prepare for Gozilla because Godzilla only attacks Tokyo became doubly hilarious after the King of the Monsters devastated San Francisco and parts of Hawaii in ''Film/Godzilla2014'', with additional cities on US soil falling victim to the [=MUTOs=] in the same film.

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** One of the alternative Caves' claims about not having to prepare for Gozilla Godzilla because Godzilla only attacks Tokyo became doubly hilarious after the King of the Monsters devastated San Francisco and parts of Hawaii in ''Film/Godzilla2014'', with additional cities on US soil falling victim to the [=MUTOs=] in the same film.

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** One of the alternative Caves' claims about not having to prepare for Gozilla because Godzilla only attacks Tokyo became doubly hilarious after the King of the Monsters devastated San Francisco and parts of Hawaii in ''Film/Godzilla2014'', with additional cities on US soil falling victim to the [=MUTOs=] in the same film.


*** Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative. He never gives Chell credit for her successes; it's almost always "Look at what we've done" - even [=GLaDOS=] comments that Chell is doing well at tests, if in a terribly snarky way. He doesn't show a whole lot of interest in Chell's welfare beyond getting out of the facility. At the end Wheatley does exactly what every villain does - beg his defeater to save him, relying on their heroic nature even though he doesn't actually deserve it and it puts them both at risk. Chell would have been killed trying to save Wheatley if [=GLaDOS=] hadn't intervened. He even says he can fix it, but he knows he can't. He's the kind of guy who gets a promotion because he's a privileged white male in his thirties (because his boss is even worse) even though he has no idea how to do the job. And he doesn't actually realise any of this; he thinks it's all happening because he just deserves it.

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*** Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative. He never gives Chell credit for her successes; it's almost always "Look at what we've done" - even [=GLaDOS=] comments that Chell is doing well at tests, if in a terribly snarky way. He doesn't show a whole lot of interest in Chell's welfare beyond getting out of the facility. At the end Wheatley does exactly what every villain does - beg his defeater to save him, relying on their heroic nature even though he doesn't actually deserve it and it puts them both at risk. Chell would have been killed trying to save Wheatley if [=GLaDOS=] hadn't intervened. He even says he can fix it, but he knows he can't. He's the kind of guy who gets a promotion because he's a privileged white male in his thirties (because his boss is even worse) even though he has no idea how to do the job. And he doesn't actually realise any of this; he thinks it's all happening because he just deserves it.


*** As with [=GLaDOS=], how much of his turn to insanity can we attribute to the mainframe's influence? It's a factor, but it's the same mainframe and should therefore be equal for them both. He expresses huge delight in his newfound power and comments on how tiny and insignificant Chell is now. His traps are far more deadly and while [=GLaDOS=] is only testing Chell with timed experiments as revenge for killing her, Wheatley wants to kill her to keep in power. Even if being plugged in rattled his circuits more than he'd expected, he does hint repeatedly that he dislikes humans and seems to treat Chell as a means to an end regardless.

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*** As with [=GLaDOS=], how much of his turn to insanity can we attribute to the mainframe's influence? It's a factor, but it's It cannot have had ''more'' of an influence on him, which means the same mainframe and should therefore be equal for them both.starting points may have been different. He expresses huge delight in his newfound power and comments on how tiny and insignificant Chell is now. His traps are far more deadly and while [=GLaDOS=] is only testing Chell with timed experiments as revenge for killing her, Wheatley wants to kill her to keep in power. Even if being plugged in rattled his circuits more than he'd expected, he does hint repeatedly that he dislikes humans and seems to treat Chell as a means to an end regardless.



*** At the end Wheatley does exactly what every villain does - beg his defeater to save him, relying on their heroic nature even though he doesn't actually deserve it and it puts them both at risk. Chell would have been killed trying to save Wheatley if [=GLaDOS=] hadn't intervened. He says he can fix it, but he knows he can't. Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative. He's the kind of guy who gets a promotion because he's a privileged white male in his thirties (because his boss is even worse) even though he has no idea how to do the job. And he doesn't actually realise any of this; he thinks it's all happening because he just deserves it.

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*** Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative. He never gives Chell credit for her successes; it's almost always "Look at what we've done" - even [=GLaDOS=] comments that Chell is doing well at tests, if in a terribly snarky way. He doesn't show a whole lot of interest in Chell's welfare beyond getting out of the facility. At the end Wheatley does exactly what every villain does - beg his defeater to save him, relying on their heroic nature even though he doesn't actually deserve it and it puts them both at risk. Chell would have been killed trying to save Wheatley if [=GLaDOS=] hadn't intervened. He even says he can fix it, but he knows he can't. Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative.can't. He's the kind of guy who gets a promotion because he's a privileged white male in his thirties (because his boss is even worse) even though he has no idea how to do the job. And he doesn't actually realise any of this; he thinks it's all happening because he just deserves it.
*** Was being plugged in Wheatley's plan all along? It's not like he would have grown legs and been able to walk if he'd gotten out - Chell would still have had to carry him everywhere.


*** As with [=GLaDOS=], how much of [[spoiler:his turn to insanity do we attribute to the mainframe's influence? Did he really expect Chell to be killed in his escape all along, as he says in the final boss fight]]?
*** [[spoiler:Did he just go mad with power once he was plugged into the mainframe, or what his plan all along to take control of the facility? He does hint repeatedly that he dislikes humans and seems to treat Chell as a means to an end regardless.]]
*** The exact nature of his stupidity. [[spoiler:Is his ability to come up with decently clever plans because they will result in the dumbest outcome, the facility exploding? Or is he just another Aperture Science invention that doesn't work the way it is supposed?]]

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*** As with [=GLaDOS=], how much of [[spoiler:his his turn to insanity do can we attribute to the mainframe's influence? Did he really expect Chell to It's a factor, but it's the same mainframe and should therefore be killed equal for them both. He expresses huge delight in his escape all along, as he says in the final boss fight]]?
*** [[spoiler:Did he just go mad with
newfound power once he was and comments on how tiny and insignificant Chell is now. His traps are far more deadly and while [=GLaDOS=] is only testing Chell with timed experiments as revenge for killing her, Wheatley wants to kill her to keep in power. Even if being plugged into the mainframe, or what in rattled his plan all along to take control of the facility? He circuits more than he'd expected, he does hint repeatedly that he dislikes humans and seems to treat Chell as a means to an end regardless.]]
regardless.
*** The exact nature of his stupidity. [[spoiler:Is Is his ability to come up with decently clever plans because they will result in the dumbest outcome, the facility exploding? Or is he just another Aperture Science invention that doesn't work the way it is supposed?]]supposed?
*** At the end Wheatley does exactly what every villain does - beg his defeater to save him, relying on their heroic nature even though he doesn't actually deserve it and it puts them both at risk. Chell would have been killed trying to save Wheatley if [=GLaDOS=] hadn't intervened. He says he can fix it, but he knows he can't. Wheatley is hypocritical, selfish and manipulative. He's the kind of guy who gets a promotion because he's a privileged white male in his thirties (because his boss is even worse) even though he has no idea how to do the job. And he doesn't actually realise any of this; he thinks it's all happening because he just deserves it.


* AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/{{Portal 2}} It was a triumph, indeed]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/{{Portal 2}} It was a triumph, indeed]].


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* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/StephenMerchant has been getting some of the biggest kudos of his acting career for his performance as Wheatley; everyone expected his character to be [[TypeCasting a one-trick pony]] but, in typical Creator/{{Valve|Software}} grand fashion, he shattered everyone's expectations. Merchant himself has described playing Wheatley as [[http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/05/12/stephen-merchant-wheatley-portal-2-portal-3/ some of the most challenging and exhausting work he's ever done]], and initially had no interest in doing it again, but has admitted that all the acclaim the game has received has softened his stance on that.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Creator/StephenMerchant has been getting some of the biggest kudos of his acting career for his performance as Wheatley; everyone expected his character to be [[TypeCasting a one-trick pony]] but, in typical Creator/{{Valve|Software}} grand fashion, he shattered everyone's expectations. Merchant himself has described playing Wheatley as [[http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/05/12/stephen-merchant-wheatley-portal-2-portal-3/ some of the most challenging and exhausting work he's ever done]], and initially had no interest in doing it again, but has admitted that all the acclaim the game has received has softened his stance on that.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: While Caroline being GLaDOS' original persona is a good concept, it falls flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character and see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: While Caroline being GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' original persona is a good concept, it falls flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts amounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character and see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] and her are.]]


* {{Scrub}}s[=/=]StopHavingFunGuys: Admittedly, it's fun to mess around with cheats every once in a while, but then you have a staggering amount of {{Jerkass}}es who will ''only'' play co-op with cheats enabled and deride anyone who doesn't want to use them.

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* {{Scrub}}s[=/=]StopHavingFunGuys: StopHavingFunGuys: Admittedly, it's fun to mess around with cheats every once in a while, but then you have a staggering amount of {{Jerkass}}es who will ''only'' play co-op with cheats enabled and deride anyone who doesn't want to use them.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Caroline. [[spoiler: If you think about it, while her being GLaDOS original persona is a good concept. It does fall flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character, to see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Caroline. [[spoiler: If you think about it, while her While Caroline being GLaDOS GLaDOS' original persona is a good concept. It does fall concept, it falls flat when you realize that Caroline's presence only ammounts to five lines which really don't give much of an impression. It could have been interesting if we got a deeper exploration of her character, to character and see where similarities and differences between GLaDOS and her are.]]


** "Schrodinger's Catch" in single-player mode is entirely a LuckBasedMission. To get this achievement, you have to catch the caged box covered in Repulsion Gel in Chapter 6 before it hits the ground. However, the box's trajectory the moment it breaks out of the cage is completely random, so there's no way of knowing where the box will go. You have to be really lucky and hope that it comes into your direction to get this achievement.

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** "Schrodinger's Catch" in single-player mode is entirely a LuckBasedMission. To get this achievement, you have to catch the caged box covered in Repulsion Gel in Chapter 6 before it hits the ground. However, the box's trajectory the moment it breaks out of the cage is completely random, so there's no way of knowing where the box will go. You have to be really lucky and hope that it comes into your direction way to get this achievement.

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** "Schrodinger's Catch" in single-player mode is entirely a LuckBasedMission. To get this achievement, you have to catch the caged box covered in Repulsion Gel in Chapter 6 before it hits the ground. However, the box's trajectory the moment it breaks out of the cage is completely random, so there's no way of knowing where the box will go. You have to be really lucky and hope that it comes into your direction to get this achievement.


* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/when-video-games-get-stuck-in-your-head/ This (NSFW) article]] at Website/{{Cracked}} sums it up rather nicely.

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* %%* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/when-video-games-get-stuck-in-your-head/ This (NSFW) article]] at Website/{{Cracked}} sums it up rather nicely.


** Considering such achievements don't actually happen accidentally, what if [[WhamLine the players and everyone else are the insane ones?]]



* DracoInLeatherPants: If [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=8CCFE554EFA0AA08 this Let's Play]] is worth noting, [[spoiler:Wheatley]] from is on his way to becoming this.
** The player was probably unspoiled for the game and thus unaware that [[spoiler:Wheatley]] was going to become the bad guy before she got attached to him.
** [=GLaDOS=] earned a lot more sympathy than in this game compared to her last.
*** It helps that she was given a healthy dose of legitimate CharacterDevelopment.
*** It's also interesting to note that [=GLaDOS=] has long ''subverted'' this trope--people love her ''because'' she's crazy and evil, not despite it.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: If [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=8CCFE554EFA0AA08 this Let's Play]] is worth noting, [[spoiler:Wheatley]] from is on his way [=GLaDOS=], to becoming this.
** The player was probably unspoiled for the game and thus unaware that [[spoiler:Wheatley]] was going to become the bad guy before she got attached to him.
** [=GLaDOS=] earned
some extent. While there are still a lot more sympathy than in this game compared to her last.
*** It helps that she was given a healthy dose
large contingent of legitimate CharacterDevelopment.
*** It's also interesting to note that [=GLaDOS=] has long ''subverted'' this trope--people
players who love her ''because'' she's for being crazy and evil, not despite it.there are a few who downplay or straight-up ignore all of her actions from before [[spoiler: being put in a potato]] to characterize her as a loving mother figure, instead of the verbally abusive and homicidal AI that she has been.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: A quick look at Website/DeviantArt or Fanfiction.net will tell you how popular Wheatley happened to be, especially among women. As a result, he's very prone to be anthropomorphized and paired with Chell.
** The Space Personality Core seems to be turning into this. Imageboards and Youtube comments seem to be inundated with screams of SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.
** Cave Johnson is getting this. He got an entire DLC about him scamming the entire multiverse and features the Caves of alternate universes.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: A quick look at Website/DeviantArt or Fanfiction.net will tell you how popular Wheatley happened to be, especially among women. As a result, he's very prone to be anthropomorphized and paired with Chell.
**
The Space Personality Core seems to be turning into this. Core. Imageboards and Youtube comments seem to be in particular around the time the game came out were inundated with screams of SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.
** Cave Johnson is getting this. He got an entire DLC about him scamming the entire multiverse and features the Caves of alternate universes.
SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.



%%* FountainOfMemes: Cave Johnson.

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%%* * FountainOfMemes: At the time of the game's release almost every word out of Cave Johnson.Johnson's mouth became a meme of some kind.

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