Scientists who accidentally fuck themselves up in the pursuit of science are like
My favorite thing
I saw a post once that said that your OTP is the pairing you think of when you hear Coldplay’s “Fix You.”
I think the Portal fandom corollary to that rule must be:
Your Portal OTP is the pairing you think of when you hear Coldplay’s “The Scientist.”
I love that Aperture was working with splicing DNA and genetic engineering experiments decades before the knowledge and technology actually existed to do that.
It was probably a mistake, but I choose to believe that they snapped up all the promising young scientists who would have made those breakthroughs and exploited their work for the company’s own ends, keeping every new discovery secret, thus setting science and humanity back by many years through their greed and shortsightedness.