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cheatsykoopa98 Aug 29 @ 1:21pm
chell's age?
as we see, chell looks a lot older in portal 1, but in portal 2, she looks like 20 years younger, this makes no sense at all, is there any official information (books, comics, interviews, anything) about what happened to her? who changed her clothes during her sleep?, how did she got younger? what happened to that stasis bed in the first chamber? any official info or just theory?
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Beast Aug 29 @ 1:24pm 
20 years younger you're exagerrating a little bit. She does look slimmer and generally more attractive in the second game though and the explanation is as simple as it is obvious, technology. Game was made later so it looks better.
Pendleton Aug 29 @ 1:31pm 
it was becouse portal 2 was a newer game so they couldmake the character models look better,but if you really want to make an exuse in game it would be in the first game she used a stasis bed and in the second game she used a stasis chamber.the chamber isdesigned to workfor longer periods of time.
vioray Aug 29 @ 4:25pm 
Chel looks pretty generic in the first game but as mentioned above the better graphics of Portal 2 (combined with more time and resources spent on development after the huge success of the first game I'd imagine) results in a more detailed Chel for the sequel which brings about the seeming inconsistency. but as Sensi tivity mentions it's pretty easy to hand-wave. in the first game Chel is rudely awoken in a strange and potentially hostile environment with little to no idea of what's going on and is forced to run through tests and be the plaything of a powerful AI. in the sequel she awakens from a comfortable setting after a long and presumably restful and replenishing sleep and finds herself in a familiar location dealing with the kinds of situations she's dealt with and defeated before. she's a more experienced and more confident Chel who's going to take command of the situation and kick some ♥♥♥♥

as for her clothes that's explained in the Directors Commentary mode. Chel is in the same outfit but has taken off the top as a kind of "rolling her sleeves up to show she means business". it also means less Aperture logo on her body too, symbolic of the fact that she's become more than an Aperture pawn and is carving her own destiny
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Dérak (keys for paypal) Sep 2 @ 1:54am 
Glados claims she is going to die in 60 years during the first part of the second game.
Figure that one out.

edit: did I accidentally necro a dead topic?
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cheatsykoopa98 Sep 2 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by Dérak:
Glados claims she is going to die in 60 years during the first part of the second game.
Figure that one out.

edit: did I accidentally necro a dead topic?
chell is going to die in 60 years, or is she GOING TO BE KILLED IN 60 YEARS? GLaDOS could have been planning to wait for chell to get older (even more? the lady is over 99999999... days old) to finally throw her at the first incineration valt without chell escaping

P.S. yes you did
Zesc7 Sep 2 @ 6:54pm 
Well biologicall she isn't above 45years but not under 25 i would say. when Glados says she will die in 60 years she will die between 85 and105years. A normal german (i dont know the stats for other countrieys D:) lives 84 so 25 would fit WHEN it is in naer future. But when it is in far futureprobably humans can get older,or much more worse for this Topic: they look with 80 likewizh 30and have the same agility.

Originally posted by Dérak:
did I accidentally necro a dead topic?

i try to link here something which says that portal2 is 50,000years after Portal, until that here are just my emoticons i can never use:

http://k38.kn3.net/13A292E64.jpg
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