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[SPOILER] Damn Turret Spoiled My Game (Not really, but it could have)

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Published on Apr 21, 2011

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This video is chock full of spoilers. If you have not played through Portal 2, you probably want to close the tab now. (If you're not using a tab, your computer is too old.)

The video lacks explanation within it because I want to let you experience the realization yourselves. Read on for the full explanation in text.

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This turret drops a whole atom bomb of spoilers on you (if you chose to pick it up, which nets you an achievement). It seems to know a lot more about what's about to happen than it should. Here's each of its lines explained:

"Get Mad! Don't make lemonade!" -- This has video proof provided with it. It somehow remembers Cave Johnson's speech about the famous quote. It quotes his words, which means it, or its data must have been around for a long time and/or has been to Old Aperture.

"Prometheus was punished by the gods for giving the gift of knowledge to man. He was cast into the bowels of the Earth and pecked by birds." -- This foreshadows what happens to Chell and GLaDOS. Immediately prior to Chapter 6, Chell (/GLaDOS) gives Wheatley "the gift of knowledge" by hooking him up into GLaDOS's old body. Wheatley punishes them by casting them into the bowels of the testing facility. The "pecked by birds" bit refers to how GLaDOS is harassed repeatedly and kidnapped (potatonapped) by a crow. "It won't be enough" refers to how that literally isn't enough to get rid of Chell and GLaDOS.

Alternatively, "It won't be enough" can refer to the paradox being unable to stop Wheatley.

It's also worth noting that GLaDOS has a sound file called "potatos_a3_prometheus_intro01.wav" wherein she complains about how 1.6 volts is not enough power for her to think.

"The Answer is beneath us!" -- This refers to how Aperture's old 1960s, '70s and '80s testing facilities are located several thousand meters below the facility Chell and the Turret are in now. Notice that in both single and cooperative campaigns, the old facilities still house the answers (if you played Co-op fully, you'll understand.)

"Her name is Caroline. Remember that!" -- The turret knows about that GLaDOS was Caroline before she was turned into an AI (per Cave's wishes.) Somehow, that turret must of gotten a little to close to GLaDOS-- close enough to learn her deepest memories. Alternatively, since the turret seems fully operational (aside from the lack of aggressive programming) it's possible that it somehow got a copy of "Caroline" or a part of GLaDOS that had her and that's why it's on the redemption line ("defective").

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