Top 10 Best Portal CharactersThe intricate and mind-bending universe of Portal is where physics-defying puzzles meet a rich, darkly humorous narrative, all wrapped up in a science-fiction package that’s become nothing short of iconic. Now, let's talk about one of the elements that makes this franchise truly stand out - its unforgettable cast of characters.
From the moment you awaken in Aperture Science as the persistent test subject Chell, you're thrust into a world filled with wit, deception, and of course, an abundance of science. It’s a world that wouldn’t be half as engrossing without its quirky and captivating characters, each adding a unique flavor to the Portal experience.
Remember GLaDOS, the artificially intelligent and chillingly sarcastic antagonist that guides you, or rather, goads you through the various test chambers with a cocktail of dry wit and veiled threats? Or perhaps Wheatley, the charmingly inept personality core whose well-meaning assistance often results in hilariously catastrophic outcomes? These characters and more combine to create a narrative experience that's as compelling as the game's innovative mechanics.
So, who do you think are the best characters in the Portal universe? Each one, from the major players to the lesser-known cores and even the silent protagonist herself, has contributed something unique to the games’ compelling narrative and immersive world. They have invoked laughter, frustration, sympathy, and even fear, often within the span of a few lines of dialogue.
Can't argue, GlaDOS is pretty damn awesome. You love her and hate her at the same time. I spent the whole game just waiting the next time GLaDOS said something, every time it was worth it to hear her say something else sarcastic and hilarious. She basically manages to carry out the entire first game by herself, being the only talking character. She pretty much manages to do this in the second game, too (with the help of Wheatley).
One of the best characters to date. In the first game, she starts out lacking characters but slowly becomes more psychotic. Not to mention her design in the first game is quite unsettling. And in the second game, her humor is cranked up, but later on she becomes more relatable. Great character!
Why I became her my best Favorite character because of her Voice then, helping chell I quickly became her my obsession about glados I don't know why. suddenly my obsession about her stopped. she was the Character I ever seen since I didn't know about her
He always looked like he had something to say and we were always happy to listen, as he was a well rounded character with pros and cons.
Funniest character since Roman from Grand Theft Auto IV. Made me laugh really hard while playing. Should be either number 1 or 2, definitely.
He is funny with the craziest twist!
Admit it, you cracked up laughing at at least one of Cave's incredibly well written and acted lines. To realise the impact that Cave had on the portal series you have to realise the amount of depth that this character's expositional voice recordings bring to the portal universe. They're funny, insightful and eventually emotionally touching. He fleshed out the backstory of GLaDOS and gave you a valuable look into the past while keeping you entertained and laughing. Simply put, one of the best supporting characters in gaming.
Cave Johnson is simply not afraid to let out his emotions and does everything he wants. He's also the reason why my favorite scene of Portal 2 is the exploring underground scene. Through the chapters 6 and 7,Cave Johnson gives you the backstory of Aperture Science-how was it created,what did they get famous for etc. What's not to love?
Cave Johnson is the gold of Aperture, think mod he is 'Still Alive'.
Personally, I think he's just filler. Altough he's hilarious (exceptionally in Wheatley's apology) he's still a tad annoying. But I don't hate him with a passion! At least he's not selfish. Or a pervert (admit it).
Easily the best character in the entire game!
Seriously, I love her look, and besides that, she's a kickbutt female action star. You feel for her, even though she's silent. She seems so determined and cool. Love her.
The main character and 'master of the portal gun'.
Sometimes, I honestly can't tell if what he's saying is true or not
They are cute
Well Duh, Companion cube is better than all my real life friends.
This game gives you a friend, waits until you love them, then makes you kill them. Cruel
How is this not number 1?
He thinks he knows everything. apparently, he dated GLaDOS once.
He's not canon
Who are you? What is that? Oh what's that? What's that? What is THAT?! Ohh that thing has numbers inside it! HEY Look at that thing! NOOO that other thing. EW what's wrong with your legs? Oh hey! You're the lady from the test! HI HI! What's that noise? It's that a gun? Where are we going? Ohhh what's in here? Do you smell something burning? AH!
A weighted storage cube fused with two turrets that does nothing but hop around and chirp. Absolutely precious.
Cool portal gun and the main protagonist of a fan game.