I was wondering what people had to say about the possible insinuation in Portal 2 that Chell is Caroline/Glados's kid by Cave Johnson.

It seems possible, but the game only references it in a few ways. Quoting off the Half-Life wiki http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Chell

"...information revealed in Portal 2 implies that Chell was the child of an Aperture scientist and was touring the facility on Bring Your Daughter To Work Day when GLaDOS took over."

Caroline and Cave Johnson had a relationship, which is implied in the game. It seems Caroline has a connection to Chell, possibly before she was transferred into the computer.

Anyways, wondering your thoughts about it.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/22/2012 at 07:54pm

Well Caroline is a lot like Chell (though maybe not as heavy.) :P

I doubt Chell is related to Cave Johnson or Caroline. The potato battery project you see in Portal 2 seems pretty clear evidence that she was the daughter of an Aperture scientist, but I highly doubt it is Cave. For one thing, Cave Johnson was in charge of Aperture Science back in the 1950's and the wiki says he became terminally ill around the 80's. Since the science fair took place sometime around 1998 to 200X (again, from the wiki) and assuming Chell was grade school age at the time she was probably born around the late 80's or very early 90's. By the time Chell was born Cave would have been very old and terminally ill and unlikely to be having any kids.

As for Caroline, I would think that when her personality started to show in GLaDOS that something would have been said if there was some sort of relation between them. It also seems likely that by the time Chell was born Caroline would have been very old as well and also unlikely to be having a new kid.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/23/2012 at 01:57am

Good point. Yeah, it does seem unlikely. Perhaps Chell is related to Rattman? I don't know that was a stretch.

I really like the Rattman character and hope to see him actually show up in a game. Then again, the mystery is part of the fun with him in the universe I think.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/23/2012 at 05:22am

I really like Rattman too, even more so after reading the comic (which was awesome!) Yeah he's probably not related to Chell but I hope he appears in future games too.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/23/2012 at 05:42am


Tungsten wrote on 03/03/2012 at 12:52am

I thought he died in the comic?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/03/2012 at 05:37am

He got shot and crawled to the stasis pod or whatever.

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