After some testing, they discover an elevator that Wheatley realizes he can power, much to his excitement. At some point though he was separated from GLaDOS though and he was moved to different faci… He attended Hanham High School and later the University of Warwick in Coventry from 1993 to 1996, where he received a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature. Seeing his subject solving tests.Berating anyone who calls him a moron. Evil-doer However, he appears in hidden areas of the facility to Chell, and later helps her defeat GLaDOS by replacing her program in the main control system with himself. Corrupted Half-Life 2: Episode Two: Combine Advisors | Barn Advisor | The Combine | Zombies As they fall, GLaDOS explains that Wheatley was designed by the scientists to always come up with bad ideas (in her own words, to be a "moron"). Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. He is a spherical robot housing an artificial intelligence that is referred to in-universe as a "personality core". as he disconnects himself from his management rail. This partially comes as a result of trying to give himself credit for overthrowing GLaDOS, only for GLaDOS to say that he had done nothing to accomplish this (even though he had actually pulled off some schemes and deals behind the scenes to make it possible) and give Chell credit for doing all of the work. However, it was later revealed at GamesCom 2010 that in the final game Wheatley would be voiced by British actor/writer Stephen Merchant, known mostly for his work with Ricky Gervais. GLaDOS then starts pumping neurotoxin into the room. Goals Movies. Wheatley suggests that they repeat the old core transfer procedure by damaging GLaDOS and inserting the Space Core into her body. Stephen reflected on his performance in this K… Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. When Chell makes her way back to the main facility with GLaDOS, Wheatley has redesigned all the test chambers in his own image, combining the turrets and companion cubes into one and even changing the logo on the loading screen to "Wheatley Laboratories". Wheatley (Stephen Merchant), a personality core, moves the room—located in one of hundreds of shipping containers among a giant warehouse—helping her to escape through the test chambers of the Aperture Science facility. Eventually, Chell and Wheatley fall into the depths of the facility when an elevator breaks. 49K likes. Merchant was born in Hanham, South Gloucestershire, the son of nursery nurse Jane Elaine (née Hibbs) and insurance representative Ronald John Merchant. Though she doesn't speak, it is even clear that Chell is suspicious of his motives at first. When they encounter him on a screen, GLaDOS tries to stump Wheatley by saying a paradoxical statement ("This sentence is false"), but Wheatley ignores the error and goes with "true". They eventually confront a cheerful GLaDOS in her chamber. Despite this, Chell is still able to corrupt and replace his personality cores. Half-Life: Opposing Force: Gene Worm | Race X | Black Operatives | United States Government | G-Man | Employers He added that Wheatley served as an "offset" of GLaDOS; while her voice is "slower-speaking and more deliberate", Wheatley is a "frantic perso… While Doug Lombardi noted that the audio was simply a placeholder for the demo, Lord's performance was very well-received, urging Valve to retain Lord's voice in the final game. Personality CoreCentral AI of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center (formerly) A new version of the Portal 2 video starring Stephen Merchant as Wheatley. Escape Aperture Laboratories With Chell (failed, and went crazy with power).Take over Aperture Laboratories (succeeded).Have all testing chambers completed (briefly succeeded, but later failed).Retain control of the facility.Kill Chell and GLaDOS (both failed). At the beginning of the game, Wheatley awakens Chell, who has been in stasis for several years, and tries to help her escape the Aperture Science facility, but is supposedly destroyed by GLaDOS when she is accidentally reactivated. But right when Wheatley is about to let Chell go free, he becomes corrupted and betrays her, accusing her of selfishly using him. Portal 2 GLaDOS reaches out to get Wheatley out of Chell's hands and then she pulls Chell back inside. Power-Hungry Traitor, Intelligence Dampening SphereMoronLittle idiotMetal ball, Central AI of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center (formerly), Interaction with Aperture Laboratories and manipulation of its functionsFlashlight eyeDeploying bombsAbove average strength and durabilityLEGO Dimensions:TeleportationResistance to gravityFlightLevitationOpening portals. is a throwback to an early part of the game, where Wheatley shouts ("Catch me!") Instead, he goes on about how glad he is to be working together with Chell again. Crimes In anger, he traps GLaDOS in a potato battery, and she recognizes his voice as … Stephen James Merchant (born in Bristol, England, on November 24, 1974) is a British actor, comedian, radio host, writer and director. Wheatley Stephen Merchant talks about playing the role of Wheatley in Portal 2, and the moment when Wheatley turns to the dark side. He is also fitted with antigravity, making him able to fly around as he pleases. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming … However, after failed attempts at plugging himself in, Chell slams him into the port, and the elevator goes up. 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Portal: GLaDOS | Turrets | Aperture Science Portal 2 (Video Game 2011) Stephen Merchant as Wheatley. [citation needed] Wheatley was designed with the purpose of making a character who "you’d be seeing a lot". Stephen Merchant. Wheatley : [Wheatley leads Chell through a dark area of the facility] Ah, brilliant! Occupation Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "Stephen James 'Steve' Merchant (24 november 1974) is een Britse schrijver, regisseur, radiopresentator en komische acteur. Due to the phenomenal success of the show, Ricky was important enough to now be given his own producer, one Karl Pilkington. Wheatley later apologizes for trying to bump Chell off when the elevator broke to save his own skin, and asks if they can be "BFFs". Wheatley rising to power after replacing GLaDOS as Central A.I. It also mentions the Aperture Science facilities. Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility. Complete control of the facility (only after replacing GLaDOS)Interaction with Aperture Laboratories and manipulation of its functionsFlashlight eyeDeploying bombsAbove average strength and durabilityLEGO Dimensions:TeleportationResistance to gravityFlightLevitationOpening portals Alias Nigh-mass manslaughter by negligenceTortureTreasonUnwitting mass destructionAttempted murderAbuse of powerIllegal experimentation. The facility is about to explode, causing panels to malfunction and disappear, like one which reveals the Moon in the sky. Stephen Merchant voices Wheatley, a personality core. Full Name When GLaDOS reveals that the Space Core also showed up, Wheatley has a minor rant about how annoying he is which, ironically, is annoying enough for Chell to punch him. Take over Aperture Laboratories (succeeded).Have all testing chambers completed (briefly succeeded, but later failed).Retain control of the facility.Kill Chell and GLaDOS (both failed). Wheatley returns in the Portal 2 campaign as the deuteragonist. GLaDOS returns from Portal as a major character and the game's antagonist, and is voiced by Ellen McLain . Powers/Skills During the initial demos of the game at E3 2010, Wheatley was voiced by Valve animator Richard Lord. Portal 2: Stephen Merchant as Wheatley. But right when Wheatley is about to let Chell go free, he becomes corrupted and betrays her, accusing her of selfishly using him. Lego Dimensions (Video Game 2015) Stephen Merchant as Wheatley. Half-Life PendletonIntelligence Dampening SphereMoronLittle idiotMetal ball The player does not catch him in the beginning, nor is Wheatley grabbed in the ending. Eventually, they reach the main chamber again, where Wheatley states the facility is about to explode and he has been studying the final boss fight from the first game and has changed all the things that allowed GLaDOS to be defeated then, such as no usable portal surfaces and the immediate activation of deadly neurotoxin. With Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, J.K. Simmons, Joe Micheals. She is about to press a button that will replace his program with GLaDOS when Wheatley reveals that he had booby-trapped the button and it explodes, injuring Chell. When Wheatley realizes they are in old Aperture, he panics, stating that it is full of vicious birds. Wheatley is the deuteragonist turned main antagonist of the 2011 Valve video game Portal 2. Although Karl was hired to just "press the buttons", Ricky and Steve got him involved more and more with the show over the subsequent weeks and soon became fascinated with his personal life, unconventional childhood and ridiculous stories. –) angol író, rendező, rádiós-műsorvezető, komikus és színész. The name of the item is a portmanteau of "Aperture" and "Sapper". By the end of the first season Karl had become a crucial part of the show's success. Chell and Wheatley quickly put Space Core in charge of the facility, and the neurotoxin emitters are disabled. He was first revealed in an ARG released by Valve in a screenshot of Portal 2 before its release showing the player-character Chell holding Wheatley. However, as he is designed to make bad decisions, he has neglected to maintain the lab's failing systems, putting the facility at risk of a nuclear meltdown. It's safe to say that Stephen Merchant's portrayal of Wheatley, the malfunctioning robotic sphere in "Portal 2," is one of the best voice over performances in video game history. Gallery Portal 2 (Video Game 2011) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He functions identically to the regular sapper. He was voiced by Stephen Merchant, who also played Darren Lamb in Extras, Stuart Pritchard in Hello Ladies, Paris in Gnomeo and Juliet and Sherlock Gnomes, and Captain Deertz in Jojo Rabbit. Half-Life 2: Wallace Breen | The Combine | Combine Advisors | Overwatch Elite | Combine Overwatch | Civil Protection | Stalkers | Zombies Menu. Stephen Merchant reprises his role as the voice of Wheatley for the Ap-Sap. Wheatley appears in Team Fortress 2 as the Ap-Sap sapper for the Spy. After the credits, Wheatley is seen floating in space along with one of his personality cores, who is obsessed with space, where he laments his fate and says that he feels genuinely sorry for betraying Chell and wishing to have the chance to apologize to her. He first appears when he somehow spawns through a blue portal in a test chamber. Stephen James Merchant (Bristol, 1974. november 24. In anger, he traps GLaDOS in a potato battery, and she recognizes his voice as a program the scientists once installed into her that gave her terrible ideas in an attempt to slow down her rise to power, calling him a moron. Half-Life: Alyx: G-Man | Combine Overwatch | Zombies | Jeff | Scientist | Combine Advisors | Employers, Portal Chell shoots a portal up to the moon which sucks everything onto its surface, including herself. [90] The writers found that they needed another character to play off Johnson, but did not want to hire another voice actor. Wheatley is voiced by the British comedian Stephen Merchant and created in part by Portal 2 designer Erik Wolpaw. The description mentions GLaDOS, the main villain from the Portal franchise. You made it through! He's very satisfied when Chell manages to beat the other AI. Stephen James 'Steve' Merchant (24 november 1974) is een Britse schrijver, regisseur, radiopresentator en komische acteur. Due to the phenomenal success of the show, Ricky was important enough to now be given his own producer, one Karl Pilkington. He does act remorseful for what he's done previously. The Intelligence Dampening Sphere, commonly known as Wheatley, is a character from the Portal franchise, first introduced in the 2011 video game Portal 2. Normal UsurpationNigh-mass manslaughter by negligenceTortureTreasonUnwitting mass destructionAttempted murderAbuse of powerIllegal experimentation Infuriated, Wheatley breaks the escape platform and throws them both into an extremely deep shaft leading to the lowest areas of the facility. This partially comes as a result of trying to give himself credit for overthrowing GLaDOS, only for GLaDOS to say that he had done nothing to accomplish this (even though he had actually pulled off some schemes and deals behind the scenes to make it possible) and give Chell credit for doing all of the work. Merchant was a former film reviewer on the student radio station Radio Warwick, where he began his bro… Portal 2: Wheatley | Cave Johnson. Ricky Gervaisszal együttműködött az Office (2001–2003) című brit televíziós vígjátéksorozat társírójaként és társrendezőjeként, valamint a Futottak még... (2005–2007) és a Life's Too Short (2011–2013) társírója és társszereplője is volt. Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. Hobby He claims to want to help Chell escape again, even though he obviously plans on taking over the facility. He seems to be much more antagonistic this time around, making arrogant comments and openly taunting GLaDOS. Wheatley's final words during his defeat ("Grab me!") Half-Life: Nihilanth | Zombies | Hazardous Environment Combat Unit | G-Man | Employers I gathered the parts of Wheatley in Portal 2 that I thought was the very best (Before/durring he get's control of the whole place). Stephen Merchant is a voice actor known for voicing Wheatley, Stephen Merchant, and Paris. Take a visual walk through his career and see 9 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 4 clips that showcase his performances. Wheatley attempts to use his antigravity to save himself, but it isn't enough. 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