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Mel the Forgotten Test Subject by GothicDragon759 Mel the Forgotten Test Subject by GothicDragon759
Mel needs more love.
She actually did almost exist. Instead of the co-op bots ATLAS and P-Body, the co-op mode was supposed to include Chell and another test subject named Mel. This was later scrapped and turned into the co-op bots that we all know and love. But after hearing this, I took interest in poor little Mel. I drew her in the corner of a test chamber sitting all by herself, as if forgotten by everyone and abandoned by GLaDOS.

Why yes, I am obsessed with Portal.
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:iconharrysaxon1234:
HarrySaxon1234 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be your friend Mel.
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NatalieSerota Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Mel, Atlas and P-Body get all the love :(
Still, it would've been great or better if we had the option to switch from the bots to the humans in co-op (or at least have the chance to make our own teams from the four. Make that three if you don't bring Chell into the mix, though)
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ulcanorox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Well there IS hope for mel (i think) for her appearing in episode 3/half life 3, maybe gordon will meet her on the borealis
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree! That would have been awesome. :D
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Ambernett Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
don't click it!
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supersinger472 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Aww cheer up Mel, have some lemonade and pie.
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Lady-Pyrien Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to see others giving Mel love XD i've actually only found two or three Mel drawing done the way Valve originally planned her to look. This one is actually really good and I love how instead of just being scrapped by valve you had her left by GLaDOS too! I love it^_^ and I think Mel is awesome! She really does need more love, maybe then Valve will put her in a game for real ...
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
I just sort of love the idea of Mel being just forgotten and left behind in the depths of Aperture. Haha, that's make a great third one! Mel's escape from Aperture.
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Lady-Pyrien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it really would XD I hope they find a place for Mel in the third one (hoping they have a third one XD)
and it would make for a great story too XD
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be so amazing. And if they made a third one, I would die the happiest person ever.
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Lady-Pyrien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd be right there with ya. i have played portal 2 so many times T^T i really do hope theres a third XD portal had the greatest story ever and i personally love glados' tests
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I just love everything about those games.
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Lady-Pyrien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
me too XD I've become completely obsessed with the story, with the hidden features. I usually don't go all out to get achievements on any of my games, but with portal 2, i have everyone for single player (i have no one to play two player with yet) it's an amazing game to say the least ^_^
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Same! I wanted to play Co-op, but I never knew anyone.
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ChaosExultant Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
HOLY!!--- This Rules!! :D
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:icongothicdragon759:
GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D I didn't think it was that great. XD
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Abandoned even by GLaDOS... that's got to have an awful effect on a person's psyche.

Mel has officially surpassed Doug on my list of "Portal characters who really, really need a hug."

The art is great, although the proportions on her legs are a bit strange--her calves are too short and appear to be somehow separated from her knees. And it would be better if it were not on lined paper... but overall it's good! Just needs a bit of polish. Nothing to take a lemon to.
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it does! Haha
I have a feeling that Mel would be awesome.

To be honest, I wasn't really trying. XD That's why it's on lined paper and the proportions are really off. I just submitted it for the heck of it. :P
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Ooh, ooh--Portal 3: The Return of Mel? Wandering the catwalks of Aperture Science, scrounging for food and catching scraps of sleep in the Rattmann's disused dens... No one to talk to except the odd wandering core and, of course, the ever-present turrets; still functioning after years of neglect.

Perhaps her sleep pod glitched and woke her up sometime before Wheatley went and got Chell?

I'm way overthinking this, aren't I. :XD:
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not at all! :D Actually, you have some great ideas, and I really do hope they do something as interesting as that for Portal 3. (I'm at least praying that they make one.) I so need to write a Mel fanfiction now. XD
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Ha, I think that (sadly) they're done with the Portal franchise, although who's to say what'll happen with prequels... I heard Two was actually supposed to be a prequel, going over more of the history of Aperture and the creation of GLaDOS, but it didn't have portals so the testers rejected it.

I might have to try one myself :D I'm sliding towards original work myself lately, though, so...
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. :( It's so sad, though. A third Portal would be amazing. Actually, I would love a prequel. I loved the old testing chambers. It was really interesting.

I usually do too, but the wonders of fanfiction are always amazing! Hm... Let's hope I can come up with some good idea.
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SpasticalSyndrome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Its because it wouldnt make sense for a human to respawn mid test so they made robots
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know. But I'm still interested by her.
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SpasticalSyndrome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
So sad though. D:
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JustWestOfWeird Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
IM OBSESSED WITH PORTAL 1 2, TOO!!!!!
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's because it's the most amazing game ever! :D
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JustWestOfWeird Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yes....it is
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Invader-san13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor her. She needs a hug!
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I feel so bad for her.
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TheAwesomeNordics Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww poor Mel. :(

This gives me the urge to draw her now... e.e
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She tends to do that. The second I heard about her I got the urge to draw her. :D
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AllysaJez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Poor thing! Whatd she do?
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GothicDragon759 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably nothing. GLaDOS just got her hands full and just tossed her aside. At least, that's what I'd assume.
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