LambdaGeneration

What's the deal with Portal 2s ending? You get plopped into a field of wheat with a cube? This must be before the combine invasion because there's (what I assume is) vegetation, unless I'm missing something.

Bruner
Bruner
Nov 23, 2021

But here's the real question. How come in Portal 1 and presumably the comic Lab Rat, the outside is clearly the front entrance of Aperture Science, meanwhile the surface in Portal 2 is a wheat field with seemingly no end?

Diflin
Diflin
Nov 27, 2021

Could be that the surface parking lot was destroyed

Bruner
Bruner
Nov 27, 2021
Reply to Diflin

That actually might be true. In fact, the parking lot seems to be directly above Glados's chamber, since Glados miraculously ends up back in the chamber in Portal 2. I'll bet at some point during the time of Aperture's decay, the parking lot eventually caved in. There's concept art that might support this theory. There's a piece of concept art which shows a couple cars which supposedly fell down right outside of Glados's chamber.

Bruner
Bruner
Nov 27, 2021
Reply to Diflin

Something else to add, Considering how long Chell was asleep for, the Combine might've already been defeated WAY before Chell woke up. Now it's obviously not 9999999+ years. The announcer is clearly bugged out due to the state of the enrichment center. I'm pretty sure in 9999999+ years the entire enrichment center would be turned to dust by then, or at least every piece of technology simply would not work. It was still a lot of time though if the Combine aren't present, and given the state of the enrichment center in Portal 2.

Not for Sale
Not for Sale
Oct 5, 2021

I think Portal 2 strays far from the half-life universe while still being "canon" to it. I don't like the ending either.

λlex
λlex
Staff
Oct 3, 2021

It’s certainly up for debate.

3037
3037
Oct 6, 2021

Nobody know, even valve. I think valve Borealis in ep2 just for WoW effect not thinking how this affect hl2 universe