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Old 07-01-2010, 02:49 AM   #1
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Question How Did GLaDOS Get Back INSIDE the Facility?

My only question about Portal 2, as of right now, is how did GLaDOS get back inside the facility when at the end of Portal we clearly saw her (or to be more precise, pieces of her) strewn about the parking lot of Aperture Laboratories? It doesn't really make sense.
Now before you go on please, please, please note that this isn't a thread designed to negate Portal 2, it's a question that I've been pondering since I saw the teaser for Portal 2, but I never got around to asking it. This does not change my view on the game what so ever, I am not putting it down, this is not a rage thread, just don't get the wrong idea. The game looks great, I love it so far, there.

Okay, alright, I realize Portal 2 wouldn't be able to exist if GLaDOS was completely destroyed at the end of Portal and I realize everyone will just say, "Party Escort Bots, or some other robots dragged her back into the facility," but even then there's holes in that speculation. If robots did in fact drag her back into the facility, then why wouldn't they power her up again, and for that matter why wouldn't they repair her instead of just leaving her in a heap on the floor? Also how would they even drag her back into the facility? Sure there's other ways in, but what I'm really saying is in Portal, GLaDOS is hanging from the ceiling, or from all those pipes that were plugged into her. If the ceiling of her chamber was blown open, how would they be able to put her back in that spot?

It just doesn't really make any sense how at the end of Portal we clearly see GLaDOS blown into pieces, then lifted God knows how many feet into the air, only to land on a parking lot outside the facility, then in Portal 2 when you enter her facility for the second time you see her almost entirely put back together in the exact same spot where she was in the first game, but how could that make sense when I just said earlier that she was lifted out of said spot and thrown into the air, landing on the parking lot?! That was a run-on sentence if I've ever seen one. Further more, since I'm already nitpicking, in Portal when GLaDOS is "destroyed" we clearly witness all the giant pipes, wires and other undoubtably important components that were plugged into her, get shredded, ripped out and unplugged from her main body.

Now I don't know much about computers or circuitry, but I'm almost 100% sure that when you start to rip out wires from an electrical machine of any type, doesn't it well, break? I mean take the most basic circuit, say a switch to turn on a light. Snip one wire and the bulb won't turn on. Now take GLaDOS, a highly advanced, artificial life form, probably the most intelligent, sophisticated machine ever to exist. I'm pretty sure ripping out dozens of wires, unplugging multiple major components from it, raising it several hundred feet into the air, then sending it crashing down onto a concrete parking lot is enough to do some serious damage. Well then we can say the robots fixed her, but then that leads back to my point where I said, "then why wouldn't they reactivate her, instead of leaving her in a mess on the ground?"

I don't know. It doesn't really matter, I'm just thinking about it too hard I guess, but it really would be nice to know. Anyways, Portal 2 needs GLaDOS so I guess I should be thankful she wasn't completely destroyed and instead was miraculously put back together, or something...

Any comments, further ideas, questions? Discuss...

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:57 AM   #2
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She said: " … In base 4. I'm fine."
Wheatley said " … And THAT'S where we're going. " what may mean: " … We're going to Base 4 ".

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:59 AM   #3
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GlaDOS

Ok, this has been asked before on here. I shall state briefly what was said. If you notice at the end of portal, you see parts of GLaDOS on the ground and falling from the sky. If you watch the portal 2 demo, the GLaDOS that you see is not holding any parts that resemble the ones you saw at the end of portal. This means that either GLaDOS didn't completely leave the lab or that a party associate brought GLaDOS back into the lab. So there's your answer :]
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:06 AM   #4
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She said: " … In base 4. I'm fine."
Wheatley said " … And THAT'S where we're going. " what may mean: " … We're going to Base 4 ".
Base 4 is referring to a number base, like in math we generally use base 10. It doesn't mean a "base" as in a "military base." Also Wheatley clearly states, "A secret place, behind her chamber, a place they didn't want no one to find, and THAT's where we're going," which clearly means they're going to the room, behind GLaDOS's chamber, not to Base 4...

Numerical Bases

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Ok, this has been asked before on here. I shall state briefly what was said. If you notice at the end of portal, you see parts of GLaDOS on the ground and falling from the sky. If you watch the portal 2 demo, the GLaDOS that you see is not holding any parts that resemble the ones you saw at the end of portal. This means that either GLaDOS didn't completely leave the lab or that a party associate brought GLaDOS back into the lab. So there's your answer :]
Umm okay... but (you probably didn't read my entire post) why wouldn't they turn her back on? And how would she still be able to work if parts of her are hundreds of feet up on the facility's parking lot? Generally you need to complete a circuit in order for it to work, and judging by how broken and incomplete GLaDOS looks in the trailer I'd say it doesn't make sense how she could still work...

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Old 07-01-2010, 04:42 AM   #5
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Maybe the parts that we saw getting destroyed just were not vital to her. Like the personality cores we burned in order to "kill her". And the cables ripping apart could just have been the connections she needed to observere and control other parts of the facility.

I'm thinking that Valve maybe should give us a completely new ending to Portal where the chamber explodes, heavily damaging GLaDOS and putting her in the state she is in at the begging of Portal 2. Cell could then be sucked out by a giant ventialion system that tries to rid the Enrichment Center off the neurotoxing that GLaDOS started flooding it with.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:10 AM   #6
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Maybe the parts that we saw getting destroyed just were not vital to her. Like the personality cores we burned in order to "kill her". And the cables ripping apart could just have been the connections she needed to observere and control other parts of the facility.

I'm thinking that Valve maybe should give us a completely new ending to Portal where the chamber explodes, heavily damaging GLaDOS and putting her in the state she is in at the begging of Portal 2. Cell could then be sucked out by a giant ventialion system that tries to rid the Enrichment Center off the neurotoxing that GLaDOS started flooding it with.
But then where would they put in the Ending with the robot ?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:05 AM   #7
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After she got sucked out, maybe?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:39 AM   #8
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From thread
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1333344

there is a pic
http://www.dj-corny.de/kram/hlportal/hoopy_portal2.jpg

She is still outside, maybe its just foggy during that day.

Im sure VALVe have already thid figured out
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:42 AM   #9
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From thread
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1333344

there is a pic
http://www.dj-corny.de/kram/hlportal/hoopy_portal2.jpg

She is still outside, maybe its just foggy during that day.

Im sure VALVe have already thid figured out
What's she hanging from, then? Skyhooks?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:54 AM   #10
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She said: " … In base 4. I'm fine."
Wheatley said " … And THAT'S where we're going. " what may mean: " … We're going to Base 4 ".
Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:54 AM   #11
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Did you guys even stop to think that this could be a backup of Glados? Her "body" in Portal 2 looks a cheaper and unpolished compared to her old body. Exactly like something that would do just fine for a backup in case of a major Glados system failure.

Also, you guys are really getting your lines mixed up. When Glados says "in base 4 I'm fine" it's referring to a math problem. Before she says that she goes "2 + 2 = 10: IN BASE 4, I'M FINE" In computer math, base 4 is a binary number system system. In base 4 2+2 actually does equal 10. It was a joke, not a statement.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:56 AM   #12
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Annyone think thhat the parts that we see (at the end of portal 1) are just cosmetic? Notice that none of them have wires sticking out of them. They honesty look like just plated metal.

Also GLaDOS was anchored pretty well to the celing, so it may have looked like all of her was sucked out of the room, but after it died down, she (what we see in portal 2) just fell back to the ground.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:44 AM   #13
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It's supposed to be the grim darkness of the far future right?

Someone in the intervening time span partially reassembled GLaDOS. The Combine looking for the Borealis for all we know. Realized she was a crazy and/or got whatever they were looking for out of her, switched her off, and left.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:57 AM   #14
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Pff, it just fell down. What, you expected it to fly like a swallow? Look, it's all broken. As for something robotish crawling in the end of Portal, how do we know it was GLaDOS? It might have been some other scientific thing.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #15
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Well, the party escort probably came back with some friends and pushed her into the giant gaping hole in the ground.
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