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19Torte Aug 13, 2014 @ 6:09am
Emancipation Grill name
Hello ,

is there anything known about why Emancipation Grills are called Emancipation Grills? I mean, what are they emancipating.

Maybe they are supposed to grill the Emancipation of the test subjects so the remain captives in the Test Chambers... But that sounds sort of strange.
So actually its called Material Emancipation Grill. Does that mean it emancipates the material? Does Aperture maybe think material is better off if its destroyed or something like that? Unlikely...
So maybe its supposed to emancipate itsself by destroying things. Or it frees test subjects of their material and thats why they are emancipated. Or Aperture Science wants to emancipate itsself by building these things.

Anyway I dont quite understand why they didn't call it Vaporization Grill or something similar. does somebody know something?

Thanks!
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Employee 427 Aug 14, 2014 @ 6:54pm 
For the same reason the button is called like a "Super Combustible Aperture Science Super Destructible Super Button". It sounds cool.
U.I.B.R.M. | trade.tf Aug 15, 2014 @ 9:55am 
The purpose of the emancipation grill is to release the cube into another area, it doesn't actually destroy the cube, turret, or camera, it just sets it free somewhere else. This makes sense because you never actually put the cube through an emancipation grill, but you do throw it in a incinerator.
19Torte Aug 30, 2014 @ 11:35am 
Thanks very much! How do you know that?
kivimik Sep 3, 2014 @ 8:52am 
In other words, it "frees" you of unauthorized objects when you leave or enter certain areas.
ameterasu ~STRIKE THE EARTH~ Sep 4, 2014 @ 6:19am 
Originally posted by The Wombat from Hell:
For the same reason the button is called like a "Super Combustible Aperture Science Super Destructible Super Button". It sounds cool.
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