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Who is GLaDOS?[]

GLaDOS is the voice guiding the protagonist of the game Portal through the puzzles, and also the game's villain. She is known for her witty remarks/insults to the protagonist and sadistic sense of humor. She is an AI, but is regarded as giving off the impression of a scorned lover. Also, many of her lines have been quoted to the point of oversaturation.

"The experiment is nearing its conclusion. The Enrichment Center is required to remind you that you will be baked, and then there will be cake." - GLaDOS

GLaDOS's Contest History[]

Win-Loss Record: 3-4

Summer 2008 Contest - Division 3, Third Group

GLaDOS was regarded as mere fodder here, and was found instead to be a legitimate threat, putting up 20% in a match in which many thought Falco would take 2nd almost as effortlessly as Vincent would take first. This was the first Character Battle match for a Portal character (not counting Weighted Companion Cube's appearance in the 2007 bonus match), and while GLaDOS was unable to advance to round 2, this result opened up people's eyes to the power that the game's fanbase would hold, which came to fruition as Weighted Companion Cube advanced to the contest quarterfinals.

Winter 2010 Contest - Chaos Division - 6 seed

  • Chaos Round 1 --- Defeated (11) Fawful, 39381 [66.78%] - 19590 [33.22%]
  • Chaos Round 2 --- Lost to (3) Kirby, 15377 [31.60%] - 33283 [68.40%]
  • Extrapolated Strength --- 109th Place [17.08%]

Portal's popularity resulted in enough nominations to get both GLaDOS and the Cube in the upper half of the seedings, and both rewarded their fans' faith by crushing their first-round opponents. However unlike the Cube in the second round Kirby is a much more powerful opponent compared to The Boss and was easily able to crush GLaDOS.

Summer 2013 Contest - Division 4 - 2 Seed

  • Division 4 Round 1 --- 1st place, 14259 [58.72%] - (17) Cole, 5783 [23.82%] - (26) Ragna the Bloodedge, 4240 [17.46%]
  • Division 4 Round 2 --- 1st place, 11066 [44.92%] - (8) Epona, 7316 [29.7%] - (5) Ike, 6255 [25.39%]
  • Division 4 Final --- 2nd place, 12225 [26.28%] - (1) Solid Snake, 22129 [47.58%] - (7) Kefka, 12156 [26.14%]

GlaDOS became even further powerful with the boost from Portal 2, although some of it could be from overseeding. Or maybe not. She immediately rolled over Cole and Ragna in the first round without a second thought, and proceeded to crush a weak Zelda character and Ike. But what really came as the surprise - GlaDOS held a lead over Kefka after Power Hour subsided, and maintained it a good majority of the match. Could this be a show of strength, or Kefka just screwing around with us all as he usually does? One may never know the answer. Nevertheless, she was unable to hold a candle to Snake, which makes it as clear as day she's not ready to tangle with the Noble Nine yet.

Fall 2018 Contest - Division 7 - 6 seed

  • Division 7 Round 1 --- Lost to (11) Mewtwo, 11484 [37.52%] - 19123 [62.48%]

Portal and its sequel tanked in the Fall 2015 Contest, so the craze is over no matter how beloved the game is, and the fact Valve is neglecting actual game development was also not going to do GLaDOS any favors. Sure enough, she returned with an unwinnable match against Mewtwo right away. GLaDOS kept it closer with the board vote, but the Pokémon soon became unreachable. Nothing short of Portal 3 will make her perform well again.