There was a great noise from somewhere above and Chell staggered, raising her free hand to protect her eyes from a sudden shower of dust and falling ceramic tiles as the floor quaked. It bounced when it hit the floor, its casing shattering, and she winced; she could not help herself. Very astute description of the significant differences. You can't just not solve it, I'm… I'm, uhhh, to be honest, I'm starting to feel a little… a little bit… can you just, oh , Luv, please press it, please—" He felt—bloody hell how could he even feel that?
Chet Faliszek noted that Chell was the female version of Gordon Freeman 's role as a silent protagonist. In an interview by IGN about Portal 2: Lab Rat, Valve's Michael Avon Oeming commented that, currently, "Chell is more of a storytelling device," comparing her to the Spirit character by Will Eisner , but noted that more may be seen of Chell in the future. When making Portal 2 , developers considered not bringing back the character.