Portal 2: Ratman’s Final Transmission Decoded

One of the many Easter eggs hidden inside Portal 2 was the Ratman’s dens. Upon finding his last den, players were able to receive Ratman’s Final Transmission. Not until recently was the encrypted message decoded.

With in the encrypted sound file was a hidden photo. The photo revealed a companion cube on the moon. Many fans believe it to be Ratman’s companion cube from the Valve’s comic Portal 2: Lab Rats.

In the comic, Ratman is the of the last Aperture Science employee that has been aiding Chell and leaving her clues. At the end of the first game, Chell of course beats GLaDOS and the last thing we see is her being dragged away. Rather than just leave her behind and escape, Ratman returns to the dark depths of the Aperture Science Labs to rescue Chell. He is able to restore her Life Support but in the process he gets wounded by a Turret. The last we see of him is he is returns to one of the Cryo-Sleep pods. Not much is know about what happened to Ratman after that.

I can only guess that since this is title Ratmam’s “Final” Transmission, that he met his demise on the moon. This is all just speculation but I can only guess that Ratman took this picture. Something tells me this well be revealed in time….maybe in a DLC?

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