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The Pivot Cube

The Aperture Science Weighted Pivot Cube, referred to as Discouragement Redirection Cube by GLaDOS, is a testing element used in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center.

Introduced in Portal 2, the Redirection Cube is a Weighted Storage Cube variant for redirecting Thermal Discouragement Beams.


The purpose of the Weighted Pivot Cube is solely to redirect a Thermal Discouragement Beam to achieve a set task. It can also be placed upon a 1500 Megawatt Aperture Science Heavy Duty Super-Colliding Super Button, like a Weighted Storage Cube, and propelled by Excursion Funnels. One side of the Redirection Cube has markings resembling crosshairs etched into its glass, with the other five sides bearing an unmarked glass lens. When a Thermal Discouragement Beam makes contact with the cube, it is redirected through the marked side.