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Chell died at the end of Portal 2. The turrets shot her and she died instantly without noticing the turrets shooting her, since it happened so fast.
According to Greek Mythology. Heaven is a cornfield. As you rise to heaven, you are accompanied by your friend and hear calming music.
The turrets break into song. Then you get shoved out of a shed into a field of wheat, accompanied by your only friend, the Companion Cube.
Okay, lemme just start off by saying that it could be true. Although Valve have not confirmed this, but it IS a possibility.
Portal 2 already made a Greek Mythology quote, this being said by the 'Different Turret':
"Prometheus was punished by the Gods for giving the gift of knowledge to man. He was cast into the bowels of the earth and pecked by birds."
Prometheus IS indeed a greek god. (To my knowledge.) So, this theory could be true.
If you watch the end of the game, she is shoved into a field of corn/wheat and there is NOTHING in the distance. Nothing. No trees, no landmarks, NOTHING. Which again, supports this theory.
Others would still say, "Oh wait, Wheatley was her friend! Why isnt HE there?"
Greek mythology isnt my strong point, but I can only say, that after what Wheatley did to her, Im sure anyone would no longer consider him as a friend. I know I would hold a loooong grudge against him. And thats coming from a Wheatley fan.
But, others would say "Chell can NEVER die. She is unbeatable." ...Possibly. That might be the case, but one always has a weakness. She could have frozen in shock and the turrets could've shot her right there and then.
The real question is..."Did GLaDOS REALLY delete Caroline?" My opinion...? Yes and no. GLaDOS practically IS Aperture and she controls everything, and I mean. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. Im sure it cant be too difficult to delete a little womans voice at the back of your head. Cant be too hard, since Apeture is filled with advanced technology beyond anything we know currently. And, my 'No' opinion, is that if she DID delete Caroline, then she would've killed her.
But THATS where the theory stops, and this one suddenly jumps in.
Valve come up with crazy shit to confuse their fans and practically snort at the thought of our complete and utter confusion of some things. Im sure this theory has been discussed in the Steam community online, but I'm not sure.
It could be true. If it was, I would be depressed forever. Mostly because Wheatley would've not been able to say Sorry before she died, and she died HATING him...And its also sad, because Chell NEVER saw the outside world, never even got to breath REAL oxygen. Its a depressing theory and I hope its NOT true. But maybe the fans are over-thinking things. I hope Valve tell us the truth of this theory one day, because I have mixed feelings about this theory.
What do YOU guys think? POST BELOW YOUR THOUGHTS!
The weathering of the facility as well as the presence of wheat, which should have fallen and withered away years ago suggests that it has been less than 100 years, but who knows.
No, we have more evidence to support that she is alive, and in a Combine-free world. I get the feeling that Chell's story is over, but we can assume that she lived a fairly normal life from that point on. Well, as normal as if can be after an opressive alien empire has abandoned your world and you're left to re-establish society.
That being said, it is still entirely possible that Chell is dead. The turrets look at her and start singing, instead of shooting. the Animal King turret is there, which Aperture would never manufacture. All this is dangerously close to the hallucinations (or actual visions, if you happen to be religious) of angels, God, and demons/devils that survivors of near death experiences report. Plus, if you've seen the Game Theory video about the Companion Cube, it explains that the cubes are most likely filled with dead people. Yes, the Weighted Companion Cube is "weighted" with dead bodies. GLaDOS certainly has no shortage. So what body weighs down the one that is spat out at the end of Portal 2? YOURS.
Besides Glados owes Chell, if she killed her like that she would be in a gratitude debt forever, but if she just let her go, they would be square, so yes, Chell is free.
Free to live in a world that is controlled by the combine, but somehow I think she will manage to survive that.
It's been one year, Half life 3 has been hinted to be announced next year, in space.
Nothing about Portal 3, but I would guess, if it's being developed at all, that it would come out slightly a half year after Half life 3.
And I'm having a hard time thinking that GlaDOS would kill her with the Turrets, as she actually saved her, from flying out into Space, with Wheatley.
I mean, why would she have saved her, if she planned on killing her, after introducing her 'replacement' (Alpha + P body)?
First of them is that you don't know greek mythology...if you knew you would know that even half-gods like Achilles went to underworld after death.
Also the underworld is the only afterlife, all of it is grim and dull. No cornfields (hey, corn is an american plant -> it got to europe only after europeans found America), no wheatfields (Someone mentioned gladiator walking through wheatfield...the thing is, he was going home to his family in his head...at home he head wheatfield. That's why wheatfield.)
About the no landmarks part: it's the same universe as Half-life is in. There's this thing about Half-life's story events most likely destroying anything standing all around -> no landmarks anywhere.
Why didn't Valve set a clear ending? Well...they did. Chell escaped aperture, she is alive, she has portal gun and a companion cube. Only thing that is unknown is that we don't know where she is. Well, that's how I like my awaiting new chapters in whatever: Two parts of knowledge, one part of mistery.
Yes, it's also true that I am rusty on Greek Mythology, but in most theories of the after life it is discussed that the after life is in a Wheat field where you walk forever and ever, this would be known as limbo, no beginning nor end.
Yes, but Portal 1 and Portal 2 are set 50,000 apart from each other, so there would be time for buildings to corrode and eventually turn into nothing. Although these universes are the same, the games are not set on the same part of the timeline, and who knows? Maybe there is an apocalypse? Maybe Chell is the last being on earth (apart from all the subjects in Aperture of course.)
Chell will not survive on her own. It is like capturing a horse and keeping it in captivity for years, and it will be relying on the person who captured it to feed, clean and care for it. Then, if you suddenly put this horse back into the wild, it will have no idea how to fend for itself. Now, if Chell was captured as a Child, there would be no way for her to survive. She would likely die of starvation (if the world did 'end') or she would go back to the facility begging for GLaDOS to let her back in, which will not happen. Maybe the world didn't 'end' and Chell is safe.
It is obvious Valve will not be admitting to anything anytime soon, the the only thing we could do is wait.
GLaDOS, yes, she is strapped to the ceiling, she ain't going nowhere.
Who's to say the Half Life and Portal timelines meet exactly? Nobody. The date of Portal to Portal 2 is widely unknown. Even GLaDOS stated during the boss fight in the first game; "Things have changed since the last time you left the building. What's going on out there will make you wish you were back in here." Which could mean that perhaps she is referring to the Half Life apocalypse with the aliens, as the Universes are both similar. But, that doesn't mean that the Portal and Half Life collide. Chell could be hundreds of years into the future. After that experience with killer robots, there would be no way in hell I would trust anyone after that. I don't think Chell will either. I think anyone would just pose as a threat to her; because the only person who helped her was Rattman, and he is dead and she has never met him.
But back to the post, I find it very interesting. It makes me wonder if "Chell's Death" was Valves way of saying "No Portal 3!"
God, I hope that isn't the case lol
look at this: [link]
now IF the theory on chell's real parents is in fact true and the lyrics in the opera is GLaDOS message to chell then she is alive
i would say that the opera goes under "calming music" before i knew the lyrics but with a meaning like that it just becomes all the more reassuring that the nightmare of apature science is over for chell's part. this can be both an introduction to the after life or the reassurance caroline would give chell that she is now free
for me, chell lives. the parent theory is true. wheatly dropped down from orbit soon after chell came out (the portal WAS pointed towards earth (chell fired a portal and the face of the moon is still compared to earth)) and apologised and then adventure (in equestria because fuck you) happens
So, I think GLaDOS just wanted to scare her and Chell didn't really die.
Remember at the end of Gladiator, Maximus died and went to the afterlife by way of walking through a giant wheat field, where his wife and son were waiting for him.
At the end of Portal 2, Chell is released into a wheat field....and is then given the Weighted Companion Cube, which she had to "euthanize" in Chamber 17.
says: SUPRISE! i lied. i'm going to kill you now. *deploys turret*
Caroline probably hadn't been completely deleted - the ending song states that "little Caroline is in here too"...so she probably just hid her in some dark corner of her harddrive She even states that she "feels bad with Chell gone" and stuff like that - there's a bit of sentiment in her...so Caroline is probably still there in GLaDOS. That's why she also let Chell go and kept her word, not killing her.
Just my opinion, though. Truth is - Valve really does enjoy screwing with fans minds :'D
Its always nice to hear peoples opinions on things like this! But I strongly disagree that Cave and Caroline are her parents, its just too easy, and besides, the timeline of 'Old Aperture' can really destroy this conspiracy!
Thanks for your opinion~
I have never heard of the said theory.
Personally I think it would make very much sense if the theory was to be true! also that would shut up some of those screaming fans out there, hungering for the next portal game. I never thought there would be another game. and it's not that I didn't like the games, no not at all! I love them! but... It feels right for the second game to be the last. it is a proper ending... no obvious cliffhanger if you ask me. okay there are some unanswered questions, but that just makes it more interesting! it makes sure that the games are not forgotten even if it is the end of the games.
That was very irrelevant... whoops.