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15th Apr '17 2:25:37 PM plcthecd
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Filbrick claims Stanley "rode on his brothers coattails", he than proceeded to berate him for costing the family millions.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Filbrick claims Stanley "rode on his brothers brother's coattails", he than proceeded to berate him for costing the family millions.millions.
** HypocriteHasAPoint: As a bigger hypocrite he is by accusing Stanley of using Ford, and kicking his son out for it. There's one thing that he is correct about, is that Stan did slack off and have his brother doing work for him. That being said, it's not a good reason to kick his son out.



* NiceHat: He wears a fedora.

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* MoralMyopia: Accuses Stanley of riding his brother's coattails while using Ford as a MealTicket.
* NiceHat: He wears a fedora.fedora, which is only nice thing about him.
14th Apr '17 4:58:14 AM CaptainTedium
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* ManChild: Both of them, although Deputy Durland more than Sheriff Blubs.

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* ManChild: Both of them, them are pretty immature, although Deputy Durland more than Sheriff Blubs.
8th Apr '17 11:15:25 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* {{Flanderization}}: In early episodes like "Headhunters" and "Irrational Treasure" they're at least doing their jobs as policemen, even [[PoliceAreUseless if they don't do them very well]]. In most of their later appearances, they don't even bother.
5th Apr '17 8:41:33 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* SoProudOfYou: In one of Stan's memories in ''Dreamscapers'' he is seen nodding his head in approval when Stan begins to fight back during boxing lessons. In ''A Tale of Two Stans'' he tells Ford that he is impressed, after being told that Ford has a chance to get into the best college in the country and potentially make millions. However, both these examples becomes subverted when we see that he only cared about Ford getting into a good school so the family could make millions off him, and kicked out Stan for ruining his chance without a second thought.
18th Mar '17 10:37:55 AM BurgerLord
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* BadassBoast: Bud gives one to Stan[[spoiler:ley]] Pines when he ran against him in "The Stanchurian Candidate".
--> '''Bud''': I was gonna let bygones be bygones, Stan, but you just made a ''powerful'' enemy. I'll win either way, and when I do you may not like the Gravity Falls you wake up in!
17th Feb '17 2:15:46 PM troodos
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* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Her hair is a reddish brown, but in her cameo in a flashback it's completely red.
20th Jan '17 7:00:30 PM TrashJack
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* PhonyPsychic: The perfect job for a pathological liar like her.
19th Jan '17 4:08:48 AM NanoMoose
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[[spoiler:Fiddleford Hadron]] [=McGucket=], better known as Old Man [=McGucket=] is (self-) described as the town's "local kook." The description is... [[CloudCuckooLander apt]]. And also very short, as [[spoiler:he has a backstory to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] it. He once was a computer pioneer when Stanford called him in to help building the interdimensional portal. In a test, Fiddleford got sucked in, only to be pulled back moments later. What he saw on the other side, traumatized him so much he invented a memory-wiping device, only to drag him into insanity after almost perpetual use]]. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Dang]]]].

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[[spoiler:Fiddleford Hadron]] [=McGucket=], better known as Old Man [=McGucket=] is (self-) described as the town's "local kook." The description is... [[CloudCuckooLander apt]]. And also very short, as [[spoiler:he has a backstory to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] it. He once was a computer pioneer when Stanford called him in to help building the interdimensional portal. In a test, Fiddleford got sucked in, only to be pulled back moments later. What he saw on the other side, traumatized him so much he invented a memory-wiping device, only to drag him into insanity after almost perpetual use]]. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Dang]]]].apt]], but limited.



* ApocalypseCult: If that picture of [[spoiler:Bill Cipher being worshiped in the Northwest house is any indication, not to mention his immediate response to Bill's arrival being offering to join him.]]

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* ApocalypseCult: If that picture of [[spoiler:Bill Cipher being worshiped worshipped in the Northwest house is any indication, not to mention his immediate response to Bill's arrival being offering to join him.]]



** [[spoiler:By the series finale, he is forced to sell his mansion after investing all of his fortunes in Weirdmageddon. While the Northwests still have liquid assets, especially from the sale of the house, the drop from "fabulously wealthy" to "relatively well off" and the considerable loss of prestige in the town for being known as TheQuisling is a nice karmic smackdown for people who snootily prided themselves on being the creme de la creme.]]

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** [[spoiler:By the series finale, he is forced to sell his mansion after investing all of his fortunes in Weirdmageddon. While the Northwests still have liquid assets, especially from the sale of the house, the drop from "fabulously wealthy" to "relatively well off" and the considerable loss of prestige in the town for being known as TheQuisling is a nice karmic smackdown for people who snootily prided themselves on being the creme crème de la creme.crème.]]



* BigBadWannabe: On a grander scale of things. While there were hints of him having larger ambitions, he's hardly accomplished much on his own, and is unlucky enough to be overshadowed by dangerous or more competent villains like Gideon, the Lumberjack ghost, and Bill Cipher. [[spoiler:In the end, it's clear he's nothing more than an OpportunisticBastard; when he tries to negotiate with Bill, he learns the ''hard'' way]].

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* BigBadWannabe: On a grander scale of things. While there were hints of him having larger ambitions, he's hardly accomplished much on his own, and is unlucky enough to be overshadowed by dangerous or more competent villains like Gideon, the Lumberjack ghost, and Bill Cipher. [[spoiler:In the end, it's clear he's nothing more than an OpportunisticBastard; when he tries to negotiate with Bill, he learns the ''hard'' way]].way that Bill's not interested in his help]].



** And he attempted to betray humanity and save himself from (or rather cash in on) [[spoiler:Bill Cipher by offering himself as a "horseman of the apocalypse", so that Bill can terrorize the other townsfolk. As Preston finds out, Cipher thinks it's much funnier to just humiliate and torment him (and other mortals) instead as an ironic punishment]].

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** And he attempted to betray humanity and save himself from (or rather cash in on) [[spoiler:Bill Cipher by offering himself as a "horseman of the apocalypse", so that Bill can terrorize the other townsfolk. As Preston finds out, Cipher thinks it's much funnier to just humiliate and torment him (and other mortals) instead as an ironic punishment]].instead]].



* EnemyMine: In the finale; [[spoiler:He helps to the extent that he encourages Pacifica to join hands with other common folk, of whom he doesn't care about at all. Preston did this not because he ''had'' to, but because he wanted to]].

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* EnemyMine: In the finale; [[spoiler:He [[spoiler:he helps to the extent that he encourages Pacifica to join hands with other common folk, of whom he doesn't care about at all. Preston did this not because he ''had'' to, but because he wanted to]].



* EvilIsPetty: He may be sinister behind closed doors, but in public, he'll find some excuse to be a jerk to others.
* EvilerThanThou: To his daughter Pacifica, who came off as an AlphaBitch who was unpleasant to everyone, yet has redeeming qualities. Preston on the other hand, is an elitist, classist sociopath who is horrible to his own daughter and was willing to abandon the guests to be burned.

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* EvilIsPetty: He may be openly sinister behind closed doors, but in public, he'll find some excuse to be a jerk to others.snide jerk.
* EvilerThanThou: To his daughter Pacifica, who came off as an AlphaBitch who was unpleasant to everyone, yet has redeeming qualities. Preston on the other hand, is an elitist, classist sociopath asshole who is horrible to his own daughter and was willing to abandon the guests to be burned.



* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: After trying to play TheQuisling to Bill, Preston gets rewarded by having the functions of his facial orifices rearranged; his mouth becomes a giant eyeball, his eye holes become his ears, and his ears become his noses. His muffled screams of pain and anguish indicate that this was '''NOT''' a pleasant change, and the last we see of him in the episode is him going limp on the ground. [[FridgeHorror For all we know]], if he didn't die right there and then, he could have very well died of thirst/starvation during the three day TimeSkip, due to no longer possessing a functional mouth or [[DespairEventHorizon commited a far worse act given his narcissism.]]]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: When he needs Dipper's help, he acts polite while maintaining snootiness to make him feel welcome. This works as far as being able to maintain his reputation. When Dipper or anyone else speak ill of his family name, he begins with threatening them.
* {{Flanderization}}: In Season 1, he came off as a smug jerk, but by Season 2, the writers dialed up those traits to make him a full-blown classist villain.

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* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: After trying to play TheQuisling to Bill, Preston gets rewarded by having with Bill "shuffling the functions of his facial orifices rearranged; his mouth becomes a giant eyeball, his eye holes become his ears, and his ears become his noses. His muffled screams of pain and anguish indicate that this was '''NOT''' a pleasant change, and the last we see of him every hole in the episode is him going limp on the ground. [[FridgeHorror For all we know]], if he didn't die right there and then, he could [his] face", which neither looks nor sounds fun to experience. It reverts at some point off-screen but seems to have very well died of thirst/starvation during the three day TimeSkip, due to no longer possessing left a functional mouth or [[DespairEventHorizon commited a far worse act given his narcissism.]]]]
psychological mark.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: When he needs Dipper's help, he acts polite while maintaining snootiness to make him feel welcome. This works as far as being able to maintain his reputation. When Dipper or anyone else speak ill of his family name, he begins with threatening them.
makes threats.
* {{Flanderization}}: In Season 1, he came off as a smug jerk, but by Season 2, the writers dialed dialled up those traits to make him a full-blown classist villain.



* HateSink: Not only is he a terrible father, but he would rather let everyone die and let his ''own house burn down'' than inviting common people in his party. He isn't a BigBad like Gideon or Bill Cipher, yet somehow is more detestable than either of them. [[spoiler: Needless to say but half of the fans were overjoyed after his disfigurement.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Or rather dishonor, Preston was willing to let all the partygoers (including children) turn into wood and burn, rather then honoring the broken promise his ancestor made in the past.
* IdleRich: Doesn't seem to actual do any work, having inherited the family fortune from his ancestors (which was, more likely than not extorted from commonfolk). In ''Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo'' and ''A Tale of Two Stans'' it's shown he does own a few businesses, such as ''Northwest Mud Flaps'' and ''Northwest Realty'', but that's all there is to it.

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* HateSink: Not only is he a terrible father, but he would rather let everyone die and let in his ''own own burning house burn down'' than inviting invite common people in his party. He isn't a BigBad like Gideon or Bill Cipher, yet somehow is more detestable than either of them. [[spoiler: Needless to say but half of the say, many fans were overjoyed after by his disfigurement.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Or rather dishonor, rather, snootiness; Preston was willing to let all the partygoers (including children) turn into wood and burn, rather then honoring fulfil the broken promise his ancestor made in the past.
* IdleRich: Doesn't seem to do any actual do any work, having inherited the family fortune from his ancestors (which was, more likely than not extorted from commonfolk). In ''Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo'' and ''A Tale of Two Stans'' it's shown he does own a few businesses, such as ''Northwest Mud Flaps'' and ''Northwest Realty'', but that's all there is to it.



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:For all his insistence on upholding the Northwest family name, and that none of his family should lose at anything, he wound up ruining the family name by siding with Bill and putting all his money into "weirdness bonds." Not only was he publically shown to have lost his ancestral mansion, eroding his reputation further, he will no doubt go down in history as the biggest loser in the Northwest dynasty.]]

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:For all his insistence on upholding the Northwest family name, and that none of his family should lose at anything, he wound up ruining the family name by siding with Bill and putting all his money into "weirdness bonds." Not only was he publically publicly shown to have lost his ancestral mansion, eroding his reputation further, he will no doubt go down in history as the biggest loser in the Northwest dynasty.]]



* KarmaHoudini: {{Downplayed}}, as he does suffer some Karmic Punishments during the course of the serie. However, in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler:after Bill is defeated, he only loses part of his fortune and has to sell his house, but he's still rich and a free man]].

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* KarmaHoudini: {{Downplayed}}, as he does suffer some Karmic Punishments during the course of the serie.series. However, in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler:after Bill is defeated, he only loses part of his fortune and has to sell his house, but he's still rich and a free man]].



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:After Bill distorts Preston's face, it's hard to feel bad for him, given how he's an abusive and egotistical coward, but it's rather fitting that a narcissistic sociopath has his face brutally disfigured.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:After Bill distorts Preston's face, it's hard to feel bad for him, given how he's an abusive and egotistical coward, but it's rather fitting that a narcissistic sociopath has his face brutally someone so self-centred winds up so disfigured.]]



* LaughablyEvil: True, he's one of the worst people in the show, but it's hard not to laugh at a man who stage-whispers that he'll eat his butler ''[[ImStandingRightHere right in front of said butler]]'' and spouts lines such as "You are my possessions! Obey me!" when his silverware starts flying. Plus, he's voiced by Creator/NathanFillion! The scary part about the former, is that it's hard to tell if he's serious, or making a cruel joke.

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* LaughablyEvil: True, he's one of the worst people in the show, but it's hard not to laugh at a man who stage-whispers that he'll eat his butler ''[[ImStandingRightHere right in front of said butler]]'' and spouts lines such as "You are my possessions! Obey me!" when his silverware starts flying. Plus, he's voiced by Creator/NathanFillion! The scary part about the former, is that it's hard to tell if he's serious, or making a cruel joke.Creator/NathanFillion!



* MindRape: He's been using Pavlov conditioning on Pacifica for all of her life, making her meekly follow his every whims with the sound of a bell. It's gotten to the point where she's become downright terrified of him. [[spoiler: She finally manages to break free of his control just in time to save everyone from a gruesome death.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: It was debated by the fans [[spoiler:after "Weirdmageddon Part 1" whether or not he could manage to live after having his facial orifices shuffled]]. Most, of course, agreed that [[FateWorseThanDeath it's not really a life]] [[DespairEventHorizon worth living.]]
** However it's revealed that he did indeed survive and his face was reassembled without any side effects.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Was not only alarmingly calm about the idea of eating the butler once the panic room ran out of tiny sandwiches, but had planned to do so ahead of time.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Dipper learns the hard way he's not just some {{Jerkass}}, he's a sociopath who's been cheating townsfolk and manipulating them like disposable pawns.

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* MindRape: He's been using Pavlov conditioning on Pacifica for all of her life, making her meekly follow his every whims with the sound of a bell. It's gotten to the point where she's become downright terrified of him. [[spoiler: She finally manages to break free of his control just in time to save everyone from a gruesome death.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: It was debated by the fans [[spoiler:after "Weirdmageddon Part 1" whether or not he could manage to live after having his facial orifices shuffled]]. Most, of course, agreed that [[FateWorseThanDeath it's not really a life]] [[DespairEventHorizon worth living.]]
** However it's revealed that he did indeed survive and his face was reassembled without any side effects.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Was not only alarmingly calm about the idea of eating Planned to the butler once the panic room ran out of tiny sandwiches, but had planned to do so ahead of time.
sandwiches.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Dipper learns the hard way he's not just some {{Jerkass}}, rude rich snob; he's a sociopath maliciously cruel asshole who's been cheating townsfolk and manipulating them like disposable pawns.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Classist and elitist as anything.
* {{Pride}}: So much so that he would rather leave children, old handicaps, and people of his own kind to die for it.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Classist and elitist as anything.
anything, as well as abusive of his daughter.
* {{Pride}}: So much so that he would rather leave children, old handicaps, the elderly, the disabled and people of his own kind indeed anyone else to die for it.in the name of preserving his ego.



* StupidEvil: Despite being able to [[spoiler:avert the lumberjack's curse by letting the townsfolk into the mansion for the yearly Northwest party, he refuses to associate with "the common rabble," fully knowing he is endangering his family's lives-and his own-by doing so.]]

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* StupidEvil: Despite being able to [[spoiler:avert the lumberjack's curse by letting the townsfolk into the mansion for the yearly Northwest party, he refuses to associate with "the common rabble," fully knowing he is endangering his family's lives-and lives -- and his own-by own -- by doing so.]]



* UngratefulBastard: Just check his above quote; he said this to Dipper after the boy risked his life to catch the ghost that was terrorizing the Northwests and that almost killed Pacifica. Preston sees Dipper as nothing but a pawn that happens to be useful at the moment. Granted, he did initially congratulate Dipper for getting the job done (albeit to maintain the facade), but he drops his gratitude AFTER Dipper discovers his dirty little secret.

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* UngratefulBastard: Just check his above quote; he said this to Dipper after the boy risked his life to catch the ghost that was terrorizing the Northwests and that almost killed Pacifica. Preston sees Dipper as nothing but a pawn that happens to be useful at the moment. Granted, he did initially congratulate Dipper for getting the job done (albeit to maintain the facade), but he drops his gratitude AFTER ''after'' Dipper discovers his dirty little secret.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite his humble beginnings, he immediately became a classist snob the second he became wealthy.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite his humble beginnings, he immediately became a classist snob the second he became wealthy.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: The modern government records believe that Nathaniel [[spoiler: was really an idiot, who killed himself trying to eat a tree to prove he was a wizard.]] However, as a flashback shows [[spoiler: he was really a shrewd and ruthless man who tricked the lumber folk into building him his mansion, and then cheated them out of their payment. He was also sharp enough to keep a record of the Lumberjack's curse to warn his descendants, and those descendants would wait for the right guy unfortunate enough to clean up his mess]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: The modern government records believe that Nathaniel [[spoiler: was really an idiot, who killed himself trying to eat a tree to prove he was a wizard.]] However, as a flashback shows [[spoiler: he was really a shrewd and ruthless man who tricked the lumber folk into building him his mansion, and then cheated them out of their payment. He was also sharp enough to keep a record of the Lumberjack's curse to warn his descendants, and those descendants would wait for the right guy unfortunate enough a suitable chump to clean up his mess]].



* MadeOfIron: Even Wendy pulling a move that should have broke (or at least dislocated) his arm, only momentarily stuns him. And he's back to using his arm again in seconds.

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* MadeOfIron: Even Wendy pulling a move that should have broke broken (or at least dislocated) his arm, arm only momentarily stuns him. And he's back to using his arm again in seconds.
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