Masculine Effect of Feminine Victim or Villain? – Out of control female, augmented to control her – Created by men, in a science facility
Venus? Or Bondage?
/discuss Given the fact that she exhibits so many female stereotypes in both games, would you consider GLaDOS to be a stereotypical female character? Do you think that the small design staff of the first game influenced the richness and complexity of GLaDOS’ character & femininity? What is the symbolism of GLaDOS becoming sexualized near the end of Portal? Does her sexualization symbolize the breaking down of her “morality” and becoming a villain, or does it imply deeper definition of her femininity and character? Does the fact that the main character of the game, Chell, is also a woman influence the ways the player can perceive GLaDOS’ character maternal qualities, and/or femininity? Can you think of any other characters that have similar traits, narratives or back stories as GLaDOS?