Quick re-doodling of an earlier drawing.
I never really thought of Wheatley as an actual moron. Neither did I blame him for what he did after taking over. Well yes, we obviously had to get him out of there, but I didn't hate him at all. The theory that GLaDOS' mainframe has some kind of instant-evilness-function doesn't really appeal to me, although the body did play a big part in it. Let's face it.. very few people could gain access to that much power and refrain from abusing it. And he was already suppressing a lot of emotions concerning his identity and origin, having endured constant mocking and injustice simply for being what he can't help... an Intelligence-Dampening Sphere created to provide clumsiness, stupidity and an endless flow of bad ideas. The misplaced anger he gained at the start of his takeover wasn't exactly helping his self-control either.
Wheatley is, despite his mildly contemptuous view on humans and the intention he had for befriending me(and I know he's kind of arrogant and selfish at times, I'm not at all saying he's perfect), a very nice, witty, patient, helpful and trusting friend. Yes, I was hurt and saddened by his actions, but .. I knew he was hurt too, see? I was never angry at him(GLaDOS pretty much made up for that during our journey back up, I agreed with her but didn't really feel any grudge myself). I didn't fight him for revenge, I simply wanted to knock some sense into him and make him realize what he was doing. We really were an awesome team before he became "corrupted", and I believe he's back to being "good ol' Wheatley" by now, if not even better. ^^ I admit though.. if I ever was to meet him again I WOULD be kind of wary towards him, at least for a while, but who wouldn't x.x Forgive, but not forget, right? ^^, He's still wonderful, though.
I know there's a hundred errors and flaws, but I don't care. And yes, I know it's a game. I just find it fascinating to take a look at the personality and situation of the characters we meet, so don't kill me, kayy?
For the version with humanized Wheatley, click here: [link]
Wheatley belongs to VALVe.
Made entirely in SAI using touchpad.