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Referenced By / Portal

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Shout-outs and allusions to the franchise beyond The Cake Is a Lie.

Video Games

  • In the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Fan Translation, when Kay suggests that the hidden 51st floor might be accessed by a secret portal, Ray tells her that it's not the time to be thinking with portals.
  • AdventureQuest:
    • The description for the Scurvy Blade weapon mentions that Cap'n Rhubarb uses this weapon instead of combustible anti-limes to get Vitamin C when life didn't give it to him, in reference to Cave Johnson's famous rant about combustible lemons from Portal 2.
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    • Kamui's security system is named P.O.T.A.D.O.S. and quotes lines from Portal. When it stuns the player character (or an enemy, once the player gets it as a pet) with its hammers, a text bubble appears and says, "Stop! Hammertime!"
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth: Purity-Supremacy can be best described as Aperture Science as a N.G.O. Superpower.


Western Animation

  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • In "The Points", a portal gun is one of the video game weapons Tobias uses to stop Gumball and Darwin from telling Tobias's parents about his misdeeds.
    • In "The Box", Gumball imagines a box which has mistakenly been delivered to his house contains a portal gun. It turns out constantly traveling through portals dangerously affects Gumball's DNA.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • The animation during .GIFfany's account of how she "deleted" her creators bears a strong resemblance to Aperture Science ads from Portal 2.
    • When Globnar is first revealed, a participant is seen infinitely falling through two vertically parallel portals.
    • Stanford is a man obsessed with a portal, was slowly going insane, and is voiced by J. K. Simmons? Where have I heard that before?

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