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Ha! I KNEW someone would open my link! AH! Oh. My. God. You look terribl- ummm... good. Looking good, actually.

So, uh... yes. This is... a page. My page. All mine. Nothing to do with... Her...

So, yeah! This is my page. It's, um, very nice. A little bit sparse? But y'know, I'm working on it. Why don't you go ahead and read it? I mean, it's no Machiavelli- which I've read, by the way, I can literally read - but it's interesting! Very interesting. You'll notice it's a great deal more readable than Her page, 'cause I'm not changing the capitalization or the little teensy writing style every third letter or so. Nope, not good ol' Wheatley! Consistency is my middle name. ...Though, actually, I don't have a last name, so I can't really have a middle name either, so... yeah.

Anyway, you just sit back, read in comfort, and imagine that I'm talking to you in the kind of smooth, chipper Bristolian accent you might associate with very tall, very blonde, very... um... bespectacled, British comedians. Or a very talented YouTuber.

I'm a robot! Personality Construct, to be precise. Very fancy. I come from the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center, which, again, I'm a computer, I aid...uh, and I've had a lot of jobs! Biggest one was watching all the humans in cryo-sleep. I did that, uh, for a couple of hundred years, possibly thousands, didn't exactly set a timer or anything, which, in retrospect, might actually have been why all the humans died.

...except one! So we teamed up! You know! We had the brains! We had the beauty! And you know! She was also involved, helping me out! Kicked Her right in Her massive metal behind! And, then...some other stuff happened, down the way, but that's basically it!

Really. ...really.

Also, on an unrelated note, anyone kind enough to conduct some kind of space rescue mission for me or if someone happens to pass by near the moon, here are my coordinates. Oh, also, if you see a tiny plastic block figure that looks like me, ask him how he got out of space.

Wait, what? Why are those words invisible? Hold on, just wait a bit I can fix it... wait a bit... I can... ... Err... while we're waiting, why don't you feel free to highlight that line? Trust me, there's no spoiler in that spoiler tag. Especially big endgame spoilers about myself. Hey, there it is again! Wonder why that is? note  Hey! Who let her in here?!

What's a trope? Is this a trope? ...These are tropes, aren't they. Ooh. My bad, my bad. Blame me. Blame the innocent little core. Just like humans.

  • Affably Evil: "Affable" is a good thing, right?''
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Oh, way to keep it classy.
  • The Alcoholic: I just - I just had to test.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: And boybands... right?
  • And I Must Scream: Yeah, what with all that, floating around the moon, spacey-stuff... thing... Actually I could scream if I wanted to, but the only one who's gonna hear me is that space guy. sigh...
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Because a foreign accent is beyond her range of hearingnote .
  • The Atoner: Hopefully you don't have any hard feelings about the whole "trying to bump you off" thing. Which, to be fair, seems to be a pretty common occurrence around here.
  • Berserk Button: I! AM NOT! A! MORON!!!!! ...sorry. That's just a bit of a, you know, a sensitive subject. But I'm working on it.
  • Big Bad Slippage: ...I...I dunno. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Oh-ho! You think She's got a monopoly on all the sassiness...ness? No! I've got some too! Fatty! Adopted...fatty! parents!
  • Bishounen: You wouldn't think it to look at me, would you? But I can be, um, quite charming when I want to be. *seductive upper railing waggle* I'm especially dashing in the fanart.
  • Booby Trap: I know how to get around them and how to make them.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Right. In my defense? I'd already tried smacking you down a bottomless pit, uh, and it didn't take! I suppose I could have just used that Faith Plate to just launch you into another pit instead of taking you to that Part Where I Killed You, but you know, spike plates like to feel valued too! So I gave them a go. Didn't want 'em to, like, unionize on me.
  • Boss Battle: Oooh, that sounds very impressive, doesn't it?
    • Final Boss: Oooh, even better! More definitive and climactic sounding!
  • Blatant Lies: They told me if I ever detached from the rail or turned on my flashlight I would die! Can you believe that? Honestly, I don't know why they gave me these things if they didn't want me to use them.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Yeah, you try being stuck in HER body, and see how well you hold up.
  • Breakout Character: Here's an interesting story, you might like this! So, ''apparently'', I was gonna get killed off for ''real'' when we got stuck in Her chamber, back when they were doin' all the beta testing. BUT, all the little testers, the humans, they liked me so much that I got brought back and put in the whole thing! They liked me so much, yeah, they helped me take over the whole game! ...does that remind you of anything? 'Nah. Sure it's fine.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Funny story... I THOUGHT that speaking in a different accent would mean She wouldn't be able to hear me. Yeah, that didn't work out too well...
  • British Accent: Yeah, I've got one. Makes me sound pretty distinguished, doesn't it? More specifically, it's a Bristolian accent, so, you know. Distinguished. Can you believe they were going to give me a Northern accent? Glad that worked out otherwise.
  • Buffy Speak: You versus me, Holmes versus Moriarty, Aristotle versus MASHY SPIKE PLATE!
  • Butt-Monkey: "An over-ambitious core who is eternally out of his depth." That's what the big page calls me. And you know what? I have worked here for years, and I'm still, bloody, persona non gratitude! Not a "thank you!" Not a "hiya, Wheatley, how are you" or nothing, it's just, falling off rails! Smashing in walls! Yeah. Well. They'll all see someday.
  • The Cameo: I may just happen to appear floating around the skills screen in an official Game Mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: I got the cards in one hand, and the strings in the other hand, and I'm making you dance like a puppet... playing... cards.
  • Cute Machines: Of course.
  • Continue Your Mission, Dammit!: I spy something that starts with the letter F. It's the floor, which is where you left me. Please pick me up. I spy something else that starts with the letter A. Also the floor. Pick me up.
    • Remember when you picked me up five seconds ago? That was amazing, do it again.
  • Cowardly Lion: Oi! You're a lion! Whatever that is. Anyway, yeah, took on all sorts of things, me and the lady! Birds! Falling off my rail, when they said I was gonna die, if I did that, using my flashlight! Same thing! Going into Her chamber! And I got a bit scared, but I did it. Just saying.
  • Drunk with Power: Aw, come on! Just because I took over the facility, a-and I gave Her a leave of absence, and then all my good ideas kind of, kind of got all explode-y and She had to come back and I got really sorry afterwards, that's...that's Drunk with Power, isn't it. Yeah. I am genuinely sorry, by the way.
  • Evil Is Petty: I wasn't that bad, was I?
  • Face–Heel Turn: Weeeeell...yes...
  • Faceless Eye: Oooh, I have one of those! Well, technically my whole body is one. Guess I don't have much of a body outside of that, do I?
  • Fangirl: They won't leave me alone...
  • Fantastic Arousal: I reaaaally like it when you complete the tests.
  • Fantastic Racism: Don't get me started on smelly humans ... Oh, wait. That came out wrong.
  • Feigning Intelligence: Not feigning! But geinfing! See what I did there? I just invented a brand new word! Using nothing but the power of my mind. Boom.
    • Ooh, will you look at that? I'm the page image! That's what I call recognition!...Wait a minute...
  • Gratuitous Spanish: ¿Dónde estas, dónde estás, Yolanda? See what I did there? I just politely asked to take a little midday nap. ...Okay, I might not know what I'm saying in Spanish, but I can always look it up.
  • Gravity Master: Not the real me, but I hear there's a tiny plastic version of me somewhere that has mastered anti-gravity.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: You might not have heard (and that's understandable; I was only unplugged a few seconds before getting thrown into space), but I actually was sorry about the things I did.
  • Height Angst: A whole sector full of nanobots, and who's the one fellow they pick on? That's right, the oversized ID core. I'll have you know I am quite a normal size compared to the other Cores! Thanks for the hate crime, Jerry! I'll see you in court, mate.
  • Idiot Ball: That's... that's brilliant, that is. Low. Hope you're proud of yourself.
  • Image Song: "Wheatley's Song." A bit of a collaboration between me and Miracle of Sound. I did most of the work, though, you know, what with me being a genius and all. So don't call me a moron, you fostered balloon. My IQ's the infinite space from here to the moon. Hm... catchy.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Ohhhhh, yeah... Man alive, watching one of those test subjects solve a test- that I made, by the way... It feels REALLY good. Wears off after a while, though... Could be a bit of an issue...
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Well, innocent blue eye anyway. Much more trustworthy than Her Yellow Eye of Sneakiness, if you ask me. Honestly, who would trust a person with a yellow eye? You'd have to be pretty desperate, dropped down into a deep mine shaft or know...just as a hypothetical example.
  • It's All About Me: I did this. Tiny little Wheatley made this entire page. And single-handedly defeated her while you sat around.
  • Logic Bomb: What, that stupid "This question is false" thing? Pfft. Easy. It's "true", obviously.
  • Motor Mouth: Well... technically, a motor mouth would have to be a mouth that is powered by a motor, and seeing that... wait... Oh, right, I'm all motors, aren't I? BUT... But I don't have a mouth. No mouth. Just an eye. A big blue eye... with eyelids... that move whenever I talk... like a mouth. You know what? I'm just gonna go on record saying that I'm NOT a motor mouth.. because... ugh.. yeah, I got nothing.
    • But assuming I am, indeed, a Motor Mouth, it's one of those... faultier motors, know what I mean? Motor-CYCLE, perhaps. Lot of stops and starts in the old... pattern of speech. 'F that makes sense. Which it does. Books.
  • Mr. Fanservice: It's the voice, isn't it? Yeah, the ladies love the voice. Not that the rest of me isn't, you know, attractive.
  • Noodle Incident: You're never gonna believe it. After she crushed me, I was sure I was done for. Then this bird comes in ...
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Hey! I know plenty of stuff! I am not a moron.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Sidekick? Hardly! Especially not to a, not that there's anything wrong with that.
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: Really, some of my best friends are adopted. And human. Human and adopted.
  • Percussive Maintenance: It's called "hacking." An' I can't do it while you're watching. I really can't.
  • Psycho Serum: I don't know why I did those horrible things. As soon as I was plugged in I went mad.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: I! AM NOT! A! MORON! ...oh, sorry, I did it again.
  • Robot Buddy: Yep! Robot and a buddy. Check and check.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Tell you what thing I am good at. Surprises. Even She had to admit it.
GLaDOS: Credit where it's due. For a little idiot specifically designed to come up with stupid, unworkable plans? That was a pretty well-laid trap.
  • Talkative Loon: Well, you don't have to be so blunt about it...
  • The Cake Is a Lie: I- I don't even know what this means. Why is it here?
  • Too Dumb to Fool: More like too SMART to...fool! Yes! In fact you know what I'm actually paradox-proof, actually.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Oh, you mean after she crushed me like a grape? Well, it's really very sim— Ahhh! Life flashing in front of optic again! Sorry, that... that keeps happening every time I try to discuss it. Let's just move on, shall we?
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: It wasn't very kind of Valve to tell me I'm getting a award launched at me! Only to get actually hit in the face with said award. Not kind at all! ...I thought I was going home.

Wheatley: Where do you think you are going? Come back!
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GLaDOS: Go press the button! Go press it!
Wheatley: Don't press it! We're not quite done yet. Look, look, I can make things up. Umm,...
GLaDOS: We're so close! Go press the button!
Wheatley: Do not. Press. That. Button.
GLaDOS: Do press it!
Wheatley: Don't press the button!

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