|Vehicles and/or Gadgets||None|
|Occupation||Raw Personality Core|
|Residence||Aperture Science Enrichment Center|
Wheatley was designed to be an Intelligence Dampening Sphere, one of the cores to be attached on GLaDOS in order to "generate an endless stream of terrible ideas" as a means of delay or stop her unpredictable actions on the Enrichment Center. Although it was never explained, Wheatley was disconnected from her and given other jobs. Sometime before GLaDOS killed off the entire staff in the Portal 2: Lab Rat comic using neutrotoxin, Wheatley had worked alongside staffs before he was put into storage with other cores seen at the end of Portal. After a few years, though under unknown circumstances, he was put into deactivation along with many other personality cores and kept in storage. Thanks to Chell's havoc on the Enrichment Center via the destruction of GLaDOS at the conclusion of Portal, Wheatley and the rest of the cores were reactivated in order to maintain the facility. Ironically, this backfired as many cores (except Wheatley and the corrupted cores seen at the end of the game) appear to have been either killed off, gone insane, or ran low on power. Prior to the events of Portal 2, Wheatley took charge of maintaining the Extended Relaxation Center - which houses test subjects in long-term cryogenic stasis before and after they are put through the testing courses. However, what he has done to actually manage the entire wing remains unmentioned. It was only until many centuries later that Wheatley decided to escape the facility. To accomplish this, he attempted to gather help from any remaining test subject that managed to last centuries after running out of cryogenic supply. Luckily for him, Chell was one of them if not the only one that lasted. Spoiler: He actually planned to take control of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, trough a core transfer with GLaDOS. Chell helped him, but he changed his mind through the circumstances and turned to Chell's secundary nemesis. Badly for him Chell and GLaDOS worked together to stop Wheatley's reign of stupidity, and sucked him into space by a portal. He survived but got stuck in space, without any chance of rescue. He understanded his mistake, and rued his betrayal at Chell.
Wheatley was seen at the end of Test Chamber 05, trying to help Batman, Wyldstyle & Gandalf escape from the testing track through a pipe in the abandoned areas of the facility, however the pipe ended up just taking them to Test Chamber 09. Later at the end of the level, Wheatley again makes an appearance trying to help in the oven, however he accidentally hits the wrong button making the fire move close to the heroes, then presses another button that drops a Keystone allowing the trio to utilize the Elemental keystone.
After the events of Portal 2, Wheatley, who now has the power of anti-gravity, returns alongside Chell to Aperture Science through a dimensional vortex, and ends up being subjected to tests by GLaDOS. He and Chell decide to work together to find a way out of Aperture Science. After completing various test chambers and escaping from the abandoned areas of the facility, they come face to face with GLaDOS in her chamber. Wheatley gets the idea to put the Space Core on GLaDOS's mainframe. The duo has to act quickly due to GLaDOS activating the neurotoxin, and despite the odds Chell makes the Core Transfer and GLaDOS loses control of the facility. Following her defeat Wheatley and Chell discover a room behind GLaDOS's chamber where they find a Gateway and both jump through it, leaving their fate unknown.
- Restoring the Relaxation Room
- Restoring the Choir Room
- He is voiced by Stephen Merchant.
- It should be noted that the very name Wheatley means "wheat field," which coincides with the ending of the game as Chell walks into a wheat field. Whether this has symbolic meaning is still up for debate.