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While in multi-player GLaDOS only seems to compliment Orange (P-Body) for winning and says that Blue (Atlas) is "Dead weight". I'm pretty sure this is standard because she says it when Orange is just holding a button down, but is it in anyway a reflection of your progress?

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Possible duplicate: Does GLaDOS hate P-Body, the orange robot? –  Brant Apr 21 '11 at 16:37
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Glados says different things to different robots in an attempt to divide the pair apart. It starts off very subtle, but becomes obvious later in the testing. Just because you hear praise/contempt for one robot does not mean your partner hears the same. –  qpingu Apr 21 '11 at 16:45
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Damn it! Clicking on the link from @Brant comment redirects to this page! I kept clicking on it a few times before realizing that... –  Denilson Sá Jul 19 '11 at 3:19
    
I firmly believe the only way to play Portal 2 co-op is with your partner in the same room. That way you can catch GlaDOS when she says different things to each of you. She usually doesn't very much in the early courses, but later on it starts getting really absurd. –  Paul Z Nov 3 '11 at 0:15
    
@qpingu only if you're playing online, or over LAN. Split-screen audio is obviously heard by both. –  GnomeSlice Jan 2 '13 at 19:19
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GlaDOS seems more interested in dividing Blue and Orange than picking favorites, and will show favor to either Blue or Orange. In the Yogscast, GlaDOS awards Orange "five science collaboration points" in one level (10:27 in), then awards the same to Blue in a later level (11:45 in):

In a later episode, GLaDOS states that:

  • the challenge would present a challenge for one of the two given one's performance so far, but doesn't say who (0:00)
  • the two form an excellent partnership with one handling the cerebral challenges and the other "ready to ponderously wander into action should the test suddenly become an eating contest", again doesn't say who is better (5:28)

But the smoking gun, as it were, that she doesn't necessarily favor Orange comes at 9:00 when she states:

To reiterate, this is not a competition. Still, if it were, Blue would be winning. [inaudible] Blue receives five science collaboration points.

So whether it's dependent on performance is possible (although unlikely if you watch these videos), but she doesn't seem to have a complete disdain for Blue.

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I played this last night and she said that if it were a competition, Orange would be winning. OMG! –  Shinrai Apr 21 '11 at 15:20
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There are sound clips for both "Blue would be winning" and "Orange would be winning". –  Keaanu Apr 28 '11 at 18:47
    
Actually, the answer is simple: "Yes. GLaDOS hates everyone and everything that isn't science and testing, and Atlas and P-Body are part of 'everything'..." –  Shadur Jun 27 '12 at 14:01
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The developer commentary mentions that blue is supposed to be a prototype robot, with orange being a more advanced model.

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The responses may not always be used with the same frequency, but most of her taunts to one seems to have an equal and opposite. That said, she does flat out say she hates blue a little more, one remark I can't find the dual of.

Anti-Blue

  • glados.anti_taunt16 "For that Blue is penalized fifty science collaboration points."
  • glados.anti_taunt20 "Fine, 500 point penalty for Blue."
  • glados.botcoop_competition13 "I don't want to drive a wedge between the two of you, but I've been studying Blue's performance, and I don't know how to put this... I'm certain you're trying very hard."
  • glados.coop_scoring01 "Blue is penalized"
  • glados.coop_test_chamber_orange03 "It would be pointless for either of us to hurt Blue’s feelings. But it’s clear to everyone monitoring the test who’s carrying who here."
  • glados.coop_test_chamber_both12 "As an impartial collaboration facilitator, it would be unfair of me to name my favorite member of your team. However, it’s perfectly fair to hint at it in a way that my least favorite member probably isn't smart enough to understand. Rhymeswithglue. Orange you are doing very well."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_209 "For instance, Blue, you just lost two opportunity advisement points."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush04 "Blue, orange isn't a human. The lesson on trust only needs to be taught once. Blue is penalized 1 science collaboration point."
  • glados.mp_coop_rat_mazedeath01 "Clearly that was blue's fault. Blue is penalized 3 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge03 "Yes Orange, we are alone. Blue can't hear you."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge21 "Orange, I agree. I never noticed that about Blue before."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge23 "Blue, Orange and I were just discussing your behavior on the last few tests."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge24 "I have to agree. Blue is penalized 75 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge45 "If Orange had said those things about me, Orange would never make it to the next reassembly station."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge_misc06 "I just hate Blue a little more."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge_misc14 "Blue, please disregard the following statement: Orange, you have been a shining light in an otherwise ungodly morass of incompetence."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_blue01 "You were right, Orange. Blue was dumb enough to fall for your trap."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_blue02 "Orange, that transpired just as you said it would."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_blue03 "I agree, Orange. That was entertaining."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_blue04 "Yes Orange, Blue did act like a fool just now."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_orange06 "Yes, I know you did that, Blue. Don't look so proud."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_orange08 "Blue, being the last one standing is not the goal."

"Pro"-Blue

  • glados.botcoop_competition03 "Still, if it were, Blue would be winning."
  • glados.coop_get_gun11 "Blue is awarded five points!"
  • glados.coop_vault_interruption09 "The portal will open and something will happen that Subject Blue is too smart to need any instructions about in three. Two. One."
  • glados.mp_coop_come_alongstart04 "Blue, you are very good at being an example."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush02 "Blue just taught orange a valuable lesson in trust. For that, blue receives 14 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush06 "Blue, now you're just being cruel. Blue receives 25 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_coop_rat_mazedeath02 + glados.mp_coop_rat_mazedeath03 "Blue! Orange has always been my favorite." "Until now."

Anti-Orange

  • glados.anti_taunt17 "For that Orange is penalized fifty science collaboration points."
  • glados.anti_taunt21 "Fine, 500 point penalty for Orange."
  • glados.coop_scoring02 "Orange is penalized"
  • glados.coop_test_chamber_blue03 "I’ve been listening to Orange talk and I don’t know how you put up with it, I really don’t. You have the patience of a saint."
  • glados.coop_test_chamber_blue06 "I can’t keep quiet about this. I think Orange is actively trying to sabotage your success. Let’s keep this between us."
  • glados.coop_test_chamber_orange06 "I’m shocked you’d say that, Blue. If you killed your partner the test—I’m sorry. Wrong feed. Carry on, Orange. Good work.`
  • glados.mp_coop_come_alongstart02 "Orange, can you write down all the ways you feel unworthy, ashamed, or inferior?"
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_210 "For instance, Orange, you just lost two opportunity advisement points."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush03 "Orange, blue isn't a human. The lesson on trust only needs to be taught once. Orange is penalized 1 science collaboration point."
  • glados.mp_hubreturn11 "Blue, I wouldn't have trusted Orange in that course either."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge07 "Correct Blue, Orange can't hear you."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge22 "Blue, I agree. I never noticed that about Orange before."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge25 "Orange, Blue and I were just discussing your behavior on the last few tests."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge26 "I have to agree. Orange is penalized 75 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge47 "If Blue had said those things about me, Blue would never make it to the next reassembly station."
  • glados.mp_subterfuge_misc07 "I've been doing some reading. Did you know that the word orange is derived from the same Latin root as the word traitor?"
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_orange02 "Blue, that transpired just as you said it would."
  • glados.mp_subterfugedeath_orange03 "I agree, Blue. That was entertaining."

"Pro"-Orange

  • glados.botcoop_competition04 "Still, if it were, Orange would be winning."
  • glados.coop_misc10 "Nice catch, Orange."
  • glados.coop_get_gun10 "Orange is awarded five points!"
  • glados.coop_vault_interruption08 "The portal will open and something will happen that Subject Orange is too smart to need any instructions about in three. Two. One."
  • glados.mp_coop_come_alongstart03 "On second thought we don't have the time, just look at how much better you are than blue."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush01 "Orange just taught blue a valuable lesson in trust. For that, orange receives 17 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_coop_laser_crushercrush05 "Orange, now you're just being cruel. Orange receives 25 science collaboration points."
  • glados.mp_coop_rat_mazedeath02 "Blue! Orange has always been my favorite."

(Anti-one vs. pro-other is a bit arbitrary...)

There are also plenty of general jabs that don't really seem to favor either side, but are just (vain) attempts to develop mutual animosity between the partners.

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I think there are a few more than those listed above. I remember something about "[something] rhymeswithglue. Orange, you are doing very well." –  Raven Dreamer Apr 25 '11 at 15:03
    
@Raven, added. I was viewing the file w/o word wrap and that one ran way off. There may well be a couple more I'm missing, I started getting fast and loose in determining if a snide remark was favoring one of the bots or just GLaDOS being a dick. You can flip through the whole dialog script to see others. –  Nick T Apr 25 '11 at 15:08
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