Chell is the silent protagonist of Portal and the single-player campaign in Portal 2. Very little is known of her past, beyond her possible abandonment at birth and her stubborn will to live.

Throughout the series, Chell is antagonized by the AI and facility overseer GLaDOS during her testing courses. Wielding only the Handheld Portal Device, she eventually utilizes this device as a means of avoiding hazards and bypassing various sections of the Facility in order to escape.

Unfortunately her escape attempts failed (as seen in Portal 2) where she ends up inside a coma for a few years until she is awoken by a Core known as Wheatley. And to make matters worse, she now has brain damage. Fortunately this doesn't stop Chell from trying to escape once again...

Powers and Stats

Tier: 10-B, Unknown with Portal Gun

Name: Chell, documented as Test Subect #1 (Formerly Test Subject #1498)

Origin: Portal

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown

Classification: Test Subject

Powers and Abilities: Portal Creation, Expert Markswoman (Is very good at using the Portal Gun), Can't take fall damage due to the boots on her legs

Attack Potency: Human level, Unknown with Portal Gun (The Portal Gun does not damage foes directly, but seems to be able to temporarily displace any matter in the vicinity of the portal's creation, which can lead to phenomenon like the destruction of wall-mounted cameras when fired close to their position)

Speed: Normal Human, Relativistic attack speed with the Portal Gun (Chell shot a Portal to the moon in a matter of seconds)

Lifting Strength: Regular Human

Striking Strength: Human Class

Durability: Street level (Can survive bullets for a short period of time and can't take any fall damage, managed to survive being temporarily exposed to the vacuum of space)

Stamina: High

Range: At least several thousand kilometers (The Portal Gun's projectiles can reach space in a matter of seconds and only stopped when it reached into the moon)

Standard Equipment: Portal Gun, Long-Fall Boots

Intelligence: Above Average (Can solve highly dangerous tests and puzzles even after suffering brain damage as a result of the preservation process)

Weaknesses: Seems to be mute, The Portal Gun's projectiles will not open portals when used on certain surfaces, merely bursting into harmless spark on impact.


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    • He didn't say that he will avoid them, I say that if he shoots her first he will win, but one simple mistake and he is super done for...
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