While browsing The Mary Sue earlier, I spotted this awesome animated short that takes the scene in Portal 2 where Chell and Wheatley discover GLaDOS and replaces the machines with humans. It is awesome, so if you haven’t seen it already, check it out below. The artwork is quite well done, and the characters are very expressive. If you like what you see, make sure you go give Chelsea a like on YouTube or Tumblr.
What did you think? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a humanized GLaDOS that I’ve been 100% on board with, but this one probably comes the closest to complete approval. She still seems more machine than human, and the whole “evil AI robot” thing was always one of the scariest things about GLaDOS.
Often when people turn GLaDOS into a human, they make her some kind of weird anime girl, but that just plain doesn’t work. She’s not supposed to be cute. Seriously, just look at the image below. Do you find that at all intimidating?
Didn’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, the artwork is nice, but it just isn’t at all the way I view the character. I do rather like this next one, though. It’s very pretty, and I like that it keeps the machine part of GLaDOS while showing it plugged into a human woman’s head.
Do you have any favorite Portal fan art? Share away in the comments!