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Harry Callaghan, also known as Harry101UK, is a musician, voice actor, and animator on YouTube. His channel focuses on the Portal series and the various Personality Cores that inhabit Aperture Labs. He also runs a Let's Play channel, Harry101UK Gaming (formerly called Harry102UK). He also composed the soundtrack for the Portal 2 mod Portal Stories: Mel and most of Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative, as well as the Machinima series The Underground.

Tropes that appear in his videos:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The Fact Core in the Meet The Cores series to some degree. His egotism and "know-it-all-ness" is toned down quite a bit from Portal 2, (if not completely absent) with 'Onathan the Ego Core taking on the role instead. He does however at least mention that he supposedly knows everything in Meet The Cores 2.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In "Meet the Cores 1", 'Onathan is asked what his purpose is. In "Meet the Cores 2" he decides that he's a role model. For what, you may ask? He's still not sure.
  • Author Avatar: The Fact Core represents Harry's reactions to comments in the Reading Your Comments videos.
  • Badass Adorable: The Turret Core. More badass but just as adorable as the regular turrets.
  • Badass Baritone: The Animal King.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The Omni Core knows the answers to all the questions in the universe... just don't ask him about the cake.
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    • Fergus: DO! NOT! MIX THE GELS!
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Tests with sharks! Tests with lasers! Tests with lasers on the sharks!
  • The Cake Is a Lie: As in the source material, the promise of cake is used to motivate test subjects. Humorously, one of the comments featured in "Reading Your Comments" theorizes that the cake is actually a pie.
    Fact Core: Woah. This changes everything...
  • Canon Immigrant: 'Onathan and Virgil.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Anything referring to humans. The songs thrive on this.
  • Crapsack World: It's heavily implied the cores are all somewhat faulty copies of human brains for a start. Specifically the brains of test subjects who involuntarily donated them to science when they died and presumably scientists who wanted to continue their work after biological death.
  • Cyberspace: The Omni Core predicts futures by simulating entire universes.
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  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Glitchy.
  • Doughnut Mess With A Cop: Played with. Chuck the Police Core cannot eat doughnuts for obvious reasons, but he does like to look at them.
  • Driven to Suicide: Robot Number 44note .
  • Expy: The Narrator Core and St4nl3y are just their Stanley Parable counterparts as personality constructs.
  • Fanboy: The Wave Core is really hyper and excited about underwater tests. Understandably, he's friends with the Space Core.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Mostly directed at Wheatley; a popular option is an exile to Android Hell.
  • Get Out!: How Omni Core reacts when asked if the cake is actually a lie.
  • The Host: The Fact Core in Meet the Cores 2 and 3.
  • Humans Are Morons: In Meet the Cores 3, the brains of some humans were made into intelligence-dampening spheres.
  • Humiliation Conga: 'Onathan the Ego Core suffers one hell of a bad day in Meet the Cores 3. First, he gets Blown Across the Room when he uses an untested setting on his "Badge-Shiner". Then, a bouncing gel ball thing smacks him in the face (or, technically his body), damaging his chassis, ruining his paint job, and worst of all, causing his newly-shined badge to fall off a scaffold. Then, he experiences a Mushroom Samba, causing him to run afoul of Chuck the Police Core, who tasers him and causes him to fall for God knows how long.
  • Ironic Allergy: A man whose brain was uploaded into a toaster admits to having a wheat allergy.
  • It's All About Me: 'Onathan, the Ego Core. He even sets up a presentation in Meet The Cores 1 called "385 Reasons Why I'm Better Than You"!.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Humiliation Conga mentioned above? All of it was caused by Ego Core's impatience, as the mixed gel breached containment purely because his Badge-Shiner's turbo setting caused a short circuit in that wing.
  • Last Note Nightmare: The Pit Song.
  • Me's a Crowd: At the end of Meet the Cores 3, the Ego Core falls into a cloning machine. The clones start talking about how great all of them are.
  • Narcissist: 'Onathan the Ego Core, again.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The trailer for Meet the Cores 3 mentions a segment in which the Fact Core says that the test subjects are basically vegetables. The Rainbow Core at the end of the trailer doesn't appear either.
  • No OSHA Compliance: As seen in Meet The Cores 3 the facility doesn't have a backup power source for the shield keeping the gel ball from escaping should the main power fail.
  • Only Sane Man: The Fact Core is probably the most "normal" core in the facility (or at least, the least insane).
  • Police Brutality: Implied. Chuck tells the Ego Core that the latter's "lucky" that the former is wearing a chassis-cam and is rail-mounted.
  • Precision F-Strike: Technically repeated multiple times due to being in the chorus of Wheatley's Rap, but the videos don't normally contain any swearing.
    That little moron couldn't handle it. He gained some power and he lost his shit
  • Refuge in Audacity: In Meet the Cores 3, it's revealed that Aperture Science has a patent on lava. Even the Legal Core doesn't seem to know how they got it but they did. Now what to do with it all...
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  • Spontaneous Human Combustion: Not human per say, but Glitchy, the white-eyed core first introduced at the end of Meet The Cores 1, catches on fire right as he's about to say what he thinks is the reason for his creation. In Meet The Cores 2 after being fixed by Virgil, he explodes.
  • Take That!: Codsworth Reviews Fallout 76 has Codsworth warn the player about the many bugs and Scrappy Mechanics in Fallout 76, which he Hand Waves as effects of the nuclear war and radiation.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many entries on Dumb Ways to Die certainly qualify.

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