Exile Vilify

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"Exile Vilify" is an easter egg in the form of a song in one of Rattmann's den in Portal 2. Originally, it was intended as a “fake ending,” where the player would find a hole in the roof of Aperture Science, and the moon would be visible. The player would shoot a portal at the moon and would be sucked in. Once the player dies, credits would roll, and “Exile Vilify” would play in the background. This easter egg, however, was removed, due to how playtesters easily overlooked it.

The whole song evokes the relationship between Chell and GLaDOS as the former navigates the rebuilt Enrichment Center. Fragments of the lyrics appear on the walls in a form of graffiti made by Doug in a hidden section, where the song is playing on a radio if the position of the radio is right.

Video

Lyrics

Note: The bolded part are in Rattmann's scribbling

[Verse 1]

Exile[1]

It takes your mind again[1]

Exile

It takes your mind again

You've got suckers luck[1]

Have you given up?


[Refrain]

Does it feel like a trial?[2]

Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?


[Verse 2]

Exile

It takes your mind again

Exile

It takes your mind again

Oh, you meant so much

Have you given up?


[Refrain]

Does it feel like a trial?

Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?

Does it feel like a trial?

Now you're thinking too fast

You're like marbles on glass


[Chorus]

Vilify

Don't even try[2]

Vilify

Don't even try[2]


[Verse 3]

You've got suckers luck

Have you given up?

Does it feel like a trial?

Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?

Does it feel like a trial?

Did you fall for the same empty answers again?


[Extended Chorus]

Vilify

Don't even try

Vilify

Don't even try

Vilify

Don't even try

Vilify

Connection to game/Half-Life:Portal

  • "Exile" - Chell, Gordon and Wheatley are exiled either by GLaDOS or the Combine.
  • "You've got suckers luck" - Gordon Freeman, Chell and Wheatley's life is suffering from the beginning of the game.
  • "Does it feel like a trial?" - Chell faces test chambers, while Half-Life deals with the Combine.
  • "Vilify" - On aperture, Chell is under constant mental suppression by verbal means by GLaDOS or Wheatley. And on Half-Life, Gordon and his teammates are constantly being told as "Anticitizen" and frequently mocked by the Combine.
  • "Don't even try" - Chell and Gordon is always discouraged to do anything.

Connection to game/Chell

  • "Exile" - Chell is exiled after the incidents on Portal 2.
  • "Have you given up?" - Chell is under the pressure all the time within the Enrichment Center.

Connection to game/Doug Rattmann

  • "It takes your mind again" - Doug is schizophrenic and uses this part to express himself.
  • "Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?" - Same reference as "It takes your mind again".
  • "Oh you meant so much" - Doug either referencing Chell or his companion cube.

Connection to game/Wheatley

  • "Exile" - Wheatley is exiled after he was tossed to space with Space Core.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ratman Wall Art 7.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ratman Wall Art 8.png