Chell Is Dead
Before I start anything I must warn you that beyond major spoilers lie ahead. If you havent played the ending of the game yet procede with caution. Well its conspirecy theory time again and I bring you all a new one: Chell is dead. This would be horible if I didnt back up the theory. According to Greek mythology the afterlife is a wheat feald with your best friend after hearing singing. Remember back in Portal GLaDOS tells you "This is the Aperture wieghted companion cube. It will be your best friend for this test." If you've finished the game you should get what I'm poking at. In the end of Portal 2 GLaDOS lets you go after elevating you up to the surface. During this elevator ride to freedom you hear the voice of GLaDOS herself sings you an Italain opera that translates to
"Dear beautiful, my beautiful darling!
My child, oh Chell! [the word is chel is intalian wich doesnt have a perfect english trans]
For I hold her in esteem...
For I hold her in esteem.
Farewell to my dear!
My dear girl,
why do you not walk away?
Yes, away from Science, [Science as a noun refering to Aperture Science]
My dear, my dear girl?
Ah, my beautiful!
Ah, my dear!
Ah, my dear!
Ah, my child!
Oh dear, my dear.."
Now a lot of people have herd this in a theory before but how does this tie in with anything? Well who else would sing goodbye and want thier child to stay away from Aperture but not Chells parants. But why would Chell be hearing it coming from GLaDOS? For the simple reason that GLaDOS [Caroline] is Chells mother. And sense Chell was adopted this song would be sung to her by her aparantly long lost parants. Now so far all of this makes sense except when did Chell get killed? Acording to GLaDOS she sould be about 25 - 28 if she was expecting Chell to test for about 68 more years. Before I continue please consult the fallowing scene:
"Caroline deleated" says the anouncer
"Now thats done. Before you my life was pritty good. All I did was test. I couldnt complain. Nobody tried to murder me. Nobody stuffed me into a potatoe. And then you came along. You monsterous, mute, freak. Being Caroline taught me alot. The solution to a problem is normaly the easiest. And I have to admit, killing you is hard. Now I'm going to let you go...dont come back!" says GLaDOS
What does this have to do with anything? Well at the end of that speach GLaDOS says "Now I'm going to let you go...dont come back!" and at that moment you think shes serious. Then you see the turrets and think your dead. Well that last line was GLaDOS's last atempt at killing you. "dont come back!" refers to how Chell always gets out of the death traps GLaDOS sets up for her. If your wierd like me you've timed how long it takes for a turret to begin deploying fire. I say its aproximantly three seconds. And when you first see the turrets on the elevator ride up its about three seconds beefore it puts its guns away and starts singing, wich if you've found the secret turret song, you know is posible. This theory says that after those three seconds of searching the five turrets shot Chell dead, thus why they starting singing. Do I beleive this theory? No, I think its total horse crap. But it does have some key points and gets Valve out of stressing to count to three. You go ahead and bikker and say weather or not you believe the theory. ;)