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A Most Bizarre Family by TanjatheBat A Most Bizarre Family by TanjatheBat
~xAllyCat inspired me to do this. xD

A little explanation:

First, I’ve always thought that Portal was unique and awesome. At first, it kind of freaked the crap out of me with it’s bizarre and dark elements. I mean, c’mon, it’s a computer trying to KILL you, for crying out loud. But, eventually I found it to be a puzzle style that I could appreciate, and the characters gradually grew on me.

However, truth be told, I’d never gotten around to playing it until last weekend during my cold spell.

I was hesitant to actually play because one, I don’t care for the first-person game genre. And second, the perspective makes me queasy and dizzy. But I obtained the game, it sat on my hard drive for a while, and when I started coming up with the ideas for these character designs, I literally thought to myself, “Can I really call myself a fan when I haven’t even played?”

So I bit the bullet, played the game, and finished it in three days.

Now I honesty LOVE IT. I hope to obtain Portal 2 eventually, with all of its hilarious glory. xD

Now, onto what we’ve got here! (I actually used a lot of Mega Man for inspiration, as I was looking for tech but not so much tech, or something like that.)

The A.I. of the hour
GlaDOS: I used her colors from Portal 2, as there was more reference material and a lot less confusion in design. ~xAllyCat had a great suggestion to use Caroline as a base, since technically they’re the same person, but somehow it didn’t work. Instead, she ended up more like Tron, lol. But I was kind of shooting for the alluring, almost friendly, evil, and I think I got it.

The Personality Cores
I gave them all names. Yes, names. Why? Because I felt it would make them more characterized. After all, Valve put way too much character into these cores to just let them be only that. :laugh:

Temperance – The Morality Core: This is the only name I found that could work, because this core neither speaks, or does anything in general rather than be a voice of reason, so almost anything can happen with both character and gender. I just went with female to balance out what was going on here. xD Temperance seems to me like a peacemaker, one who can solves problems without even saying a word. She just seems to have that kind of aura just by looking at her. (And yes, she is just floating there. I don’t have to explain anything xP.)

Vinita – The Curiosity Core: One meaning for this name is “knowledge,” and this core seems to be seeking for it constantly. This core was probably my most favorite of the firsts, and I can imagine her being always questioning and bright, looking for answers to the strangest ponderings. In other words, likeable, but able to drive everyone nuts.

Hobart – The Intelligence Core: Or logic, or cake, or whatever you what to call him. But one meaning for “Hobart” is intelligence, and it was pretty much all I could find that I liked. This core always made me laugh for its seriousness and stability…about cake. And looking at this guy, it’s even funnier. I pictured him very calm and studious, sort of like the big brother to the rest of them. But I can imagine no one would want to try his cooking. Ever.

Evron – The Anger Core: : Ah, yes, the core of a thousand nightmares. I hated catching this brat in the game and I sure didn’t care for it snarling at me as a result. ><; Even so, he probably my most favorite of my designs. I wanted to shoot for the psychotic look, and with a name that means “overflowing anger,” it works indefinitely! Even so, it almost looks like you want to give him a hug. Of course, you’d probably get bitten. I think he’d probably be very protective of the other cores if he felt like it.

So, yeah, that’s it. X3

GlaDOS and the Cores (c) Valve

Art and designs done by me.
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:icontaranee4545:
taranee4545 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Nice : D
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TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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MrWaverlee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Here's a thought: Anger is actually Ratman!
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trans2rotf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is so awesome!
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:icontanjathebat:
TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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thisisliss Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
Awesome work! And the names, their meanings... Just perfect. You probably searched hard for all of them. And again, it's awesome. You got the idea perfectly! I love it :D
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:icontanjathebat:
TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Yeah, it took me a while to find the names. Babynames.com and Babynamesworld.com does wonders for characters.
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thisisliss Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
I always use this kind of website for character names too ^^
And you're welcome :)
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Coreastos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Artist
bizarre, but awesome!
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:icontanjathebat:
TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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