History Characters / GravityFallsAdults

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* CloserToEarth: She has a childish sense of humor, dislikes adulthood, and is quite carefree for her age, much like Soos, but she's clearly a little more adept at the whole "being a grownup" thing than he is. It's implied she lives on her own (she mentions paying bills, so even if she lives with someone like Soos does, she's clearly financially responsible for herself), and she has what is probably the most realistic and reasonable reaction to the idea of Mabel and Dipper protecting her.
-->'''Soos:''' Dipper and Mabel will look after you! It's the only way!\\
'''Melody:''' Soos, these are children.\\
'''Soos:''' THE ONLY WAY!
7th Nov '17 6:03:21 PM SymBionicFan
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* DysfunctionalFamily: Their mother was a pathological liar and their dad was emotionally distant, and both of them were money-grubbing [[JerkAss jerks]].

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* DysfunctionalFamily: Their mother was a pathological liar and their dad was emotionally distant, and both of them were money-grubbing [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]].
7th Nov '17 6:02:35 PM SymBionicFan
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* AbusiveParents: Keep reading for why. To make things worse, his disowning Stanley wasn't because he crushed Ford's dreams, but because Ford was the family's "ticket" out of New Jersey and he would make the family "millions". He emotionally abused Ford as well. His treatment of both his sons left long lasting scars on both of them. [[AllThereInTheManual According to a cryptogram]], he wasn't even expecting twins, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and was too lazy to give either of them a different name other than Stan]].

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveDad: Keep reading for why. To make things worse, his disowning Stanley wasn't because he crushed Ford's dreams, but because Ford was the family's "ticket" out of New Jersey and he would make the family "millions". He emotionally abused Ford as well. His treatment of both his sons left long lasting scars on both of them. [[AllThereInTheManual According to a cryptogram]], he wasn't even expecting twins, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and was too lazy to give either of them a different name other than Stan]].


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He lands a pretty brutal on Stan when he kicks him out of the house.
-->'''Filbrick:''' You ignoramus! Your brother was gonna be our ticket outta this dump! All you ever do is lie and cheat and ride on your brother's coattails. Well this time you cost our family potential ''millions''! And until ''you'' make us a fortune, you're not welcome in this household.
5th Nov '17 9:26:23 AM VisitorAlex
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* AntiVillain: They're not bad people by any definition -- they're just doing their jobs, and they do have good reason to believe Stan is a dangerous criminal. Of course, we know Stan's a not a bad guy, but Powers and Trigger have every right to attempt to arrest him.

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* AntiVillain: They're not ''not'' bad people by any definition -- they're just doing their jobs, and they do have good reason to believe Stan is a dangerous criminal. Of course, we know Stan's a not a bad guy, but Powers and Trigger have every right to attempt to arrest him.
5th Nov '17 9:13:37 AM VisitorAlex
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[[caption-width-right:301:'''Powers:''' "We're here to investigate reports of mysterious activity in this town." '''Trigger:''' "Activity!" ]]

->'''Powers voiced by:''' Nick Offerman (credited as Key Vigenére)\\
'''Trigger voiced by:''' Brad Abrell

Two agents of a [[TheMenInBlack vague yet menacing government agency]] who come investigating the town's various oddities.
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* AgentScully: The both of them investigate paranormal occurrences, but have never actually witnessed one. [[spoiler:Almost getting eaten by zombies brings them to the AgentMulder side.]]
* AntiVillain: They're not bad people by any definition -- they're just doing their jobs, and they do have good reason to believe Stan is a dangerous criminal. Of course, we know Stan's a not a bad guy, but Powers and Trigger have every right to attempt to arrest him.
* ArcVillain: Of the first half of Season 2 after Gideon in Season 1 and Bill taking centre stage in the later half.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Though they could be codenames.
* BadassMustache: Powers seems to be the more physically capable of the two, having crushed a Zombie Skull with a rock when it got too close, and not even Animation can deprive Nick Offerman of a mustache.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: As of "Sock Opera," it's revealed in a FreezeFrameBonus that they've planted listening devices in the Mystery Shack [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-pEMTHdYn0 A live-action interview with Stan]] reveals that the agency has been [[spoiler:watching the entire Pines family (on Earth anyway) "for years"]] and that Powers and Trigger are just an extension of that.
* BulletproofVest: They seem to have some sort of armor under their clothing. Whatever it is, it was enough to save them from zombie bites.
* ButtMonkey: Agent Trigger has been used as a human shield against zombies, stuck in a car wreck pinned down by a tree branch thanks to two kids, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking forced to]] [[DisguisedInDrag dress up as a girl.]]
* TheComicallySerious: Both to different degrees. Powers is the more practical, but his inability to understand humor is played for laughs, while Trigger does several silly and erratic things with a straight serious face.
* HeroAntagonist: Despite working against our heroes, they do so because they believe Stan is a world-class supervillain, and while they're (partially) wrong about his supposed doomsday machine, [[spoiler:they turned out to be not that far off when the Rift opened]], and Stan has committed an extremely long list of genuine crimes.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Darkly played straight. They're not disguised very often or very well, so you know that you're being followed, but if you turn around and actually try to see if anyone's there, they won't be.
* KnightOfCerebus: The events of "Not What He Seems" wouldn't have happened if they didn't show up.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Thanks to the memory ray, they forget about their pursuit of Stan and what he's hiding]].
* LesserOfTwoEvils: Lesser of three. Agent Powers and Agent Trigger aren't really evil, per se, they just believe they're taking down a criminal mastermind. Where as Gideon [[spoiler:was]] a [[{{Yandere}} dangerously obsessive]] EnfantTerrible and Bill Cipher is an EldritchAbomination hellbent on Earths [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "liberation"]]
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: In TheStinger of "Northwest Mansion Mystery", they're arguing in the closet about where Trigger left Powers' phone.
--> '''Trigger:''' "Oh, so I'm just supposed to hold onto everything for you?"\\
'''Powers:''' "I asked you when we were in the car!"\\
'''Trigger:''' "WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO FIGHT AT PARTIES?!" \\
(''Tambry walks in, sees them arguing and Trigger [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a]] [[DisguisedInDrag dress]].'')\\
'''Tambry:''' (''Walks out'') "Not even gonna ask."
* MadeOfIron: Agent Trigger has been used by Powers as a shield against zombies and [[ItMakesSenseInContext stuck in a crashed Humvee with a tree branch pinning him down thanks to Mabel and Manly Dan.]] He survived both of these situations off-screen.
* TheMenInBlack: They work for the government, investigating weird stuff and wear black suits.
* MistakenForGay: In the "Northwest Mansion Noir" episode, Powers and Trigger disguise themselves as a married couple and even after they drop the act they continue to bicker like one. This attracts Tambry and when she sees this, combined with the fact that Trigger was wearing a dress, she walks out immediately and tells them that she is "not even gonna ask". Tambry doesn't know that Powers and Trigger are actually agents working for a vague government.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Agent Powers said he's born without an ability to experience humor and doesn't understand the noise (nervous laughter) that Stan is making.
* NotNowKiddo: PlayedWith. While they don't believe Dipper's journal is actual proof, they do take the time to ''look'' at said journal before dismissing it, and take Dipper seriously when he first says he may be able to help their investigation, which is certainly more than adults on other kids' shows can say.
* NotSoStoic: They do their best to be calm and professional, but definitely have their limits.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We see them [[spoiler:dragged off into the woods to certain doom by zombies. They emerge in TheStinger no worse for the wear. Turns out Powers used Trigger as a human shield.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:After having their memories and records of the Pines family erased, they buy Ford's BavarianFireDrill and appear to abandon investigation of Gravity Falls entirely.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The both of them. They just happen to live in an unreasonable world.
* SeenItAll: Not the paranormal per se, but they're terribly familiar with more mundane felonies. Even the often-hapless Trigger tries to warn the Twins that Stan is in fact a fraud because he's seen this situation play out before. And as it turns out, Trigger's (mostly) right; [[spoiler: while he does love Dipper and Mabel, the Stanford Pines Dipper and Mabel knew was in fact his brother Stanley posing as him.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Of a slightly more sinister bent; in both "Sock Opera" and "Soos and the Real Girl," they can be seen in the background keeping an eye on the Pines family.
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[[folder: Preston Northwest]]
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[[caption-width-right:210:"Look at who you're talking to, boy. I'm hosting a party for the most powerful people in the world. Do you think they'd come here if they had to rub elbows with your kind?"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NathanFillion

The main antagonist of "Northwest Mansion Mystery". He is Pacifica's father, and patriarch of the Northwest family, the founder of Gravity Falls. A [[IdleRich rich]] and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity publicly loved]] figure for the town, he shows immense disdain for the poor and everyone beneath him.

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[[folder: Preston Northwest]]
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[[folder:Mayor Eustace "Huckabone" Befufftlefumpter]]
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[[caption-width-right:210:"Look at who you're talking to, boy. I'm hosting a party for the most powerful people in the world. Do you think they'd come here if they had to rub elbows with your kind?"]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NathanFillion

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The main antagonist of "Northwest Mansion Mystery". He is Pacifica's father, and patriarch of the Northwest family, the founder reclusive mayor of Gravity Falls. A [[IdleRich rich]] and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity publicly loved]] figure Falls; Eustace Hucklebone Befufftlefumpter is 102 years old, and, consequentially, is "not long for the town, he shows immense disdain for the poor and everyone beneath him. this earth". [[spoiler: He finally bites it shortly before "The Stanchurian Candidate", setting off a mayoral race to replace him, which is won by Tyler.]]



* AbusiveParents: Is all-but-stated in "The Golf War" to emotionally abuse Pacifica. "Northwest Mansion Mystery" reveals that he has used Pavlovian conditioning on her, training her to meekly back down from opposing him at the sound of a bell.
* ApocalypseCult: If that picture of [[spoiler:Bill Cipher being worshipped in the Northwest house is any indication, not to mention his immediate response to Bill's arrival being offering to join him.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: And proud of it, even though the "Aristocrat" part is inaccurate.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Preston becomes the first person to fall victim to Bill's magical antics, by receiving a ''very painful'' transformation. But he is probably the most deserving victim of Bill Cipher.]]
** [[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 crème de la crème.]]
* BadBoss: Planned to murder and eat their butler when the food in the panic room ran out.
* 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 that Bill's not interested in his help]].
* BlueBlood: Claims to have this, being descended from legendary explorer Nathaniel Northwest. Nathaniel was actually a waste-shoveling village idiot who lucked out when the government declared him the founder of Gravity Falls as part of the conspiracy to {{unperson}} Quentin Trembley.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His face is horrifyingly disfigured by Bill, after attempting to [[DirtyCoward save himself]] by attempting to [[TheQuisling join Bill's side]].]]
* ButtMonkey: Bill turned him into one with a snap of his fingers.
* CardCarryingVillain: "Northwest Mansion Mystery" reveals that the Northwest family empire was built on a foundation of lies, backstabbing, and treachery. Not only that, a series of portraits in the mansion attic reveal that the Northwest family is very proud of their heritage, immortalizing some more horrible deeds committed by their family in paintings. Even ''Pacifica'' wasn't in on this.
* ComedicSociopathy: Though it is kind of horrifying how he [[AbusiveParents treats his daughter]], his LargeHam attitude and complete disregard for human life is [[BlackComedy kinda hilarious]].
* ControlFreak: "That's not how the forks should be placed!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He actually ''encourages'' this behavior towards the common folk, and his family has been doing it for over a century. Dipper ends up making the move ''first'', because he discovered the Northwests' lies before Preston could even try. [[spoiler: Bites him hard in ''Weirdmageddon Part 1", where his willingness to turn on the town in order to save his own skin gets him agonizingly punished by Bill]].
* DemotedToDragon: Played with. When Bill Cipher shows up, Preston ''wants'' this to happen, but [[spoiler:Bill views Preston as beneath him, finding this attempt to be rather pathetic. Given how Preston has treated common folk like dirt and refused to invite them, for once ''he's'' the one on the receiving end of this kind of treatment, adding irony to the situation]].
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:He honestly thought investing investing in "wierdness" stocks was going to do him wonders. That cost him ''heavily''.]]
* DirtyCoward:
** He was willing to let some of the world's most rich and famous die an agonizing death, while he hid with his family in their panic room.
** 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]].
* DoubleSpeak: Preston tells Dipper if he crosses him again, it will be the last party Dipper and his kind will ever attend. Judging by his tone and demeanor, he's bound to do ''much'' more than merely not invite Dipper when the next party comes along.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his first spoken appearance, he barely looks up from his magazine when telling Pacifica that he can't attend her golf match in an affable voice. Only to pause just before she leaves to give her a stern "you're a Northwest: ''don't lose''", quickly cementing that he only focuses on Pacifica as a tool of the family.
* 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]].
* EvilAllAlong: "The Golf War" showed he was no saint, and there were subtle hints along the series, but "Northwest Mansion Noir" cements his status as a full-on classist monster.
* EvilIsHammy: "We have enough food to last us and the butler two weeks." ''(StageWhisper)'' "WE'LL EAT THE BUTLER."
* EvilIsPetty: He may be openly sinister behind closed doors, but in public, he'll find some excuse to be a 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 asshole who is horrible to his own daughter and was willing to abandon the guests to be burned.
** [[spoiler:But Preston later finds himself on the other end of this with Bill Cipher; just read the other spoilers to know why.]]
* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler:Helps the heroes by telling Pacifica to join the circle to destroy Bill, because Bill's existence will destroy all things mortal, and wishes no allies but his nightmare creatures.]].
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: After trying to play TheQuisling to Bill, Preston gets rewarded with Bill "shuffling the functions of every hole in [his] face", which neither looks nor sounds fun to experience. It reverts at some point off-screen but seems to have left a 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 makes threats.
* {{Flanderization}}: In Season 1, he came off as a smug jerk, but by Season 2, the writers dialled up those traits to make him a full-blown classist villain.
* ForTheEvulz: This is his only motivation to treat the non-rich like they're tools to be manipulated, or stepped on.
* FreudianExcuse: Considering how messed up his family is, it's implied that his own up bringing turned him into the man he is. However he subverts this by not only accepting and admiring his family's mistreatment of others, but abusing his own daughter presumably the exact same way.
* GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler:Having to hold hands with poorer folk is considered the greatest sacrifice any Northwest can make]].
* HateSink: Not only is he a terrible father, but he would rather let everyone die in his own burning house than 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, many fans were overjoyed by his disfigurement.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Or rather, snootiness; Preston was willing to let all the partygoers (including children) turn into wood and burn, rather then fulfil the promise his ancestor made in the past.
* IdleRich: Doesn't seem to do any actual 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.
* ImAHumanitarian: He states that he plans to use the butler as a food source while hiding from the Lumberjack Ghost in their underground bunker.
* InelegantBlubbering: [[spoiler:He drops to his knees and cries like a baby after losing both his fortune and the family manor.]]
* {{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 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.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Par for the course for Northwests.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Think his respect for other wealthy people is genuine? Nope, he's willing to let a vengeful ghost rampage through his house while he and his family hide in their panic room as the ghost kills everyone else. Think his love for his own family is genuine? Nope, he's willing to [[spoiler:assist Bill Cipher by selling out all of humanity just to save his own skin]]. There truly is nothing redeemable about this man.
* KarmaHoudini: {{Downplayed}}, as he does suffer some Karmic Punishments during the course of the 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]].
* KickTheDog: Holds high-class parties just to spite the lower and middle class populace with the fact that they're not worthy of their parties. When Dipper calls him out for his treachery, he orders the servant-monkey to deny Dipper any food for his "insolence".
* KnightOfCerebus: Played straight and then [[VillainDecay subverted]]. While seemingly a minor player compared to many of the much more potentially dangerous and destructive villains, Preston counts down to just how unpleasant and callous a man he really is. He treats the non-rich like tools to be manipulated, and doesn't truly care for the other rich either, being perfectly happy to sell anyone else out rather than damage his own pride. Likewise his abuse of his own daughter is played disturbingly straight. The subversion comes in when we learn that deep down he is nothing more than a cowardly OpportunisticBastard, who is easily disposed of by [[EvilerThanThou Bill]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Apparently [[InTheBlood runs in the family]].
* LargeHam: Well, it ''is'' Nathan Fillion.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He's one of the people whose memories got wiped by the Society of the Blind Eye.
* 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 fitting that someone so self-centred winds up so disfigured.]]
** [[spoiler:After Weirdmageddon, he goes bankrupt after announcing his allegiance to Bill and investing all his stocks in "weirdness" shares, and is forced to sell his mansion to preserve his family fortune. Said mansion is then bought up by [=McGucket=], the "hill-billy" he showed disgust for earlier. Simply getting rid of him was either not enough, or too harsh]].
* 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!
* ManipulativeBastard: Played Dipper like a fiddle for the majority of "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
* 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 downright terrified of him. [[spoiler: She finally manages to break free of his control just in time to save everyone from a gruesome death.]]
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Planned to the butler once the panic room ran out of tiny sandwiches.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Dipper learns the hard way he's not just some rude rich snob; he's a maliciously cruel asshole who's been cheating townsfolk and manipulating them like pawns.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Like his ancestor Nathaniel, Preston is a lot more clever than he lets on. While he acts like your typical vapid UpperClassTwit, he is in fact one of the most cunning, manipulative, and cruel characters in the series. Foreshadowed by his insistence that Northwests always win and you can't do that if you're stupid... or play fair. [[spoiler:By "Weirdmageddon", he's clearly not smart when it comes to dealing with Bill Cipher]].
* ParentalNeglect: He and his wife only care about their reputation, and only pay attention to Pacifica if it damages or helps it in some manner.
* PetTheDog: It's more out of self-preservation, but [[spoiler: encouraging Pacifica to hold [=McGucket=]'s hand to create the circle is the single heroic thing he's ever done in the entire show]]. He also was genuinely happy to see Pacifica after he was freed from Bill's stone throne and reached out his hands to hug her before being pushed out the way by Sheriff Blubs.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Classist and elitist as anything, as well as abusive of his daughter.
* {{Pride}}: So much so that he would rather leave children, the elderly, the disabled and indeed anyone else to die in the name of preserving his ego.
* TheQuisling: Attempts this with Bill, [[spoiler:only to suffer Grade-A BodyHorror at the hands of Bill.]]
* RichJerk: Lords himself over the common man, and seems to hold his annual party just for the satisfaction of excluding the rabble from it.
* RichesToRags: [[spoiler:Played with. Having assumed that Weirdmageddon would continue for all time, Preston invested all his money in "weirdness bonds" in an attempt to get even wealthier; after Bill's defeat, Preston -- now penniless and a social pariah for his attempted allegiance -- is forced to sell the ancestral Northwest home, leaving him merely ''well-off'' rather than mind-bogglingly rich. He and his family treat it as a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* ShutUpKirk: He is ''not'' easy to break, leading to this response when Dipper tells him off.
-->''Enjoy the party! It's the last time you and your kind will ever come.''
* SmugSnake: Despite his snooty, arrogant attitude, he's basically helpless against the supernatural elements of the town.
* TheSociopath: Preston manipulates others, treats those who aren't rich like objects, and cares for no one but himself. He certainly has no problem letting everyone die during the Lumberjack Ghost's attack. Even his own daughter he treats less like a person and more like a tool for maintaining the family image and dynasty. It turns out all his forefathers were sociopaths, making working class folk suffer, not to mention other horrible crimes they've committed.
* 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.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: In ''Weirdmageddon 3'', he works with the protagonists by encouraging Pacifica to take part in the ritual (presumably to get revenge on Bill, and to save his own skin from Bill)]].
* TreacherousQuestGiver: He gives Dipper the task of taking care of his ghost problem, but it's later revealed that [[spoiler:said ghost was a victim of the Northwests' cruel, heartless, lying ways.]]
* 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.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: He was certainly the darkest antagonist the show had until Bill Cipher upped his game at the end.
* VillainDecay: In-universe; [[spoiler:by his appearance in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", both his influence among the townspeople and his abusive command of Pacifica have begun to diminish, making him less of a threat than he once was. He's also clearly shown to be out of his depth when trying to deal with Bill -- having already accomplished his goal and seeing that Preston has nothing to offer, Bill just laughs him off and mutilates the pompous jerk for his own amusement]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His well-respected family have been covering up not just their origins, but a dynasty of misdeeds that they've built their fortune on. [[spoiler:Since his declaration of loyalty to Cipher went public, his family's reputation is down the toilet]].
* WickedCultured: For an evil guy, he certainly is a man with great taste.

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* AbusiveParents: Is all-but-stated in BeenThereShapedHistory: Allegedly started World War I.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has thick eyebrows.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: In
"The Golf War" to emotionally abuse Pacifica. "Northwest Mansion Mystery" reveals that Stanchurian Candidate", but he has used Pavlovian conditioning lives on her, training her to meekly back down from opposing him at the sound of as a bell.zombie]].
* ApocalypseCult: If that picture CreatorCameo: The Mayor is yet another character voiced by the creator of [[spoiler:Bill Cipher being worshipped in the series.
* CreepyCrows: After he enters the party at
the Northwest house Manor, a few vultures (or other scavenging birds) surround him, but before they can be shoo-ed off, he says that they're with him.
* DontFearTheReaper: When the lumberjack ghost shows up to the mansion and everyone else
is any indication, not to mention his immediate petrified, the Mayor's response is perfectly nonchalant:
-->"Ah, the Grim Reaper, I've been wondering when you would arrive--"
* ImprobableHairstyle: The top part (what's left of) his hair stands up by itself.
* MayorPain: A very light example of the second variety. Due
to Bill's arrival being offering his extreme age and decrepitude, he's largely retreated from the public eye, and seems incapable of handling any administrative duties beyond appearing at social functions or ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
* MellowFellow: The Mayor seems
to join him.take everything in stride with a calm attitude -- even death.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's smaller than most of the other adults.
* MythologyGag: His appearance (at least from the neck down) bears a strong resemblance to Stan's early design in the first pilot.
* NiceGuy: He's a real mellow and polite man.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, he possibly started World War One.
* NotAfraidToDie: Has been awaiting death for years. [[spoiler:He dies in "The Stanchurian Candidate".
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* AristocratsAreEvil: And proud of it, even though PlayingGertrude: Hirsch only just turned 30 in 2015, whereas the "Aristocrat" part mayor is inaccurate.
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* AssholeVictim: RaisedByWolves: He was raised by bears in the wilderness.
* RealityEnsues:
[[spoiler:In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Preston becomes the first person end, he does exactly what you'd expect a man over 100 years old to fall victim to Bill's magical antics, by receiving a ''very painful'' transformation. But he is probably the most deserving victim of Bill Cipher.do.]]
** [[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 crème de la crème.]]
* BadBoss: Planned to murder and eat their butler when the food in the panic room ran out.
* 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 that Bill's not interested in his help]].
* BlueBlood: Claims to have this, being descended from legendary explorer Nathaniel Northwest. Nathaniel was actually a waste-shoveling village idiot who lucked out when the government declared him the founder of Gravity Falls as part of the conspiracy to {{unperson}} Quentin Trembley.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His face is horrifyingly disfigured by Bill, after attempting to [[DirtyCoward save himself]] by attempting to [[TheQuisling join Bill's side]].]]
* ButtMonkey: Bill turned him into one with a snap of his fingers.
* CardCarryingVillain: "Northwest Mansion Mystery" reveals that the Northwest family empire was built on a foundation of lies, backstabbing, and treachery. Not only that, a series of portraits in the mansion attic reveal that the Northwest family is very proud of their heritage, immortalizing some more horrible deeds committed by their family in paintings. Even ''Pacifica'' wasn't in on this.
* ComedicSociopathy: Though it is kind of horrifying how he [[AbusiveParents treats his daughter]], his LargeHam attitude and complete disregard for human life is [[BlackComedy kinda hilarious]].
* ControlFreak: "That's not how the forks should be placed!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He actually ''encourages'' this behavior towards the common folk, and his family has been doing it for over a century. Dipper ends up making the move ''first'', because he discovered the Northwests' lies before Preston could even try. [[spoiler: Bites him hard in ''Weirdmageddon Part 1", where his willingness to turn on the town in order to save his own skin gets him agonizingly punished by Bill]].
* DemotedToDragon: Played with. When Bill Cipher shows up, Preston ''wants'' this to happen, but [[spoiler:Bill views Preston as beneath him, finding this attempt to be rather pathetic. Given how Preston has treated common folk like dirt and refused to invite them, for once ''he's'' the one on the receiving end of this kind of treatment, adding irony to the situation]].
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:He honestly thought investing investing in "wierdness" stocks was going to do him wonders. That cost him ''heavily''.]]
* DirtyCoward:
** He was willing to let some of the world's most rich and famous die an agonizing death, while he hid with his family in their panic room.
** 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]].
* DoubleSpeak: Preston tells Dipper if he crosses him again, it will be the last party Dipper and his kind will ever attend. Judging by his tone and demeanor, he's bound to do ''much'' more than merely not invite Dipper when the next party comes along.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his first spoken appearance, he barely looks up from his magazine when telling Pacifica that he can't attend her golf match in an affable voice. Only to pause just before she leaves to give her a stern "you're a Northwest: ''don't lose''", quickly cementing that he only focuses on Pacifica as a tool of the family.
* 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]].
* EvilAllAlong: "The Golf War" showed he was no saint, and there were subtle hints along the series, but "Northwest Mansion Noir" cements his status as a full-on classist monster.
* EvilIsHammy: "We have enough food to last us and the butler two weeks." ''(StageWhisper)'' "WE'LL EAT THE BUTLER."
* EvilIsPetty: He may be openly sinister behind closed doors, but in public, he'll find some excuse to be a 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 asshole who is horrible to his own daughter and was willing to abandon the guests to be burned.
** [[spoiler:But Preston later finds himself on the other end of this with Bill Cipher; just read the other spoilers to know why.]]
* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler:Helps the heroes by telling Pacifica to join the circle to destroy Bill, because Bill's existence will destroy all things mortal, and wishes no allies but his nightmare creatures.]].
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: After trying to play TheQuisling to Bill, Preston gets rewarded with Bill "shuffling the functions of every hole in [his] face", which neither looks nor sounds fun to experience. It reverts at some point off-screen but seems to have left a 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 makes threats.
* {{Flanderization}}: In Season 1, he came off as a smug jerk, but by Season 2, the writers dialled up those traits to make him a full-blown classist villain.
* ForTheEvulz: This is his only motivation to treat the non-rich like they're tools to be manipulated, or stepped on.
* FreudianExcuse: Considering how messed up his family is, it's implied that his own up bringing turned him into the man he is. However he subverts this by not only accepting and admiring his family's mistreatment of others, but abusing his own daughter presumably the exact same way.
* GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler:Having to hold hands with poorer folk is considered the greatest sacrifice any Northwest can make]].
* HateSink: Not only is he a terrible father, but he would rather let everyone die in his own burning house than 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, many fans were overjoyed by his disfigurement.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Or rather, snootiness; Preston was willing to let all the partygoers (including children) turn into wood and burn, rather then fulfil the promise his ancestor made in the past.
* IdleRich: Doesn't seem to do any actual 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.
* ImAHumanitarian: He states that he plans to use the butler as a food source while hiding from the Lumberjack Ghost in their underground bunker.
* InelegantBlubbering: [[spoiler:He drops to his knees and cries like a baby after losing both his fortune and the family manor.]]
* {{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 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.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Par for the course for Northwests.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Think his respect for other wealthy people is genuine? Nope, he's willing to let a vengeful ghost rampage through his house while he and his family hide in their panic room as the ghost kills everyone else. Think his love for his own family is genuine? Nope, he's willing to [[spoiler:assist Bill Cipher by selling out all of humanity just to save his own skin]]. There truly is nothing redeemable about this man.
* KarmaHoudini: {{Downplayed}}, as he does suffer some Karmic Punishments during the course of the 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]].
* KickTheDog: Holds high-class parties just to spite the lower and middle class populace with the fact that they're not worthy of their parties. When Dipper calls him out for his treachery, he orders the servant-monkey to deny Dipper any food for his "insolence".
* KnightOfCerebus: Played straight and then [[VillainDecay subverted]]. While seemingly a minor player compared to many of the much more potentially dangerous and destructive villains, Preston counts down to just how unpleasant and callous a man he really is. He treats the non-rich like tools to be manipulated, and doesn't truly care for the other rich either, being perfectly happy to sell anyone else out rather than damage his own pride. Likewise his abuse of his own daughter is played disturbingly straight. The subversion comes in when we learn that deep down he is nothing more than a cowardly OpportunisticBastard, who is easily disposed of by [[EvilerThanThou Bill]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Apparently [[InTheBlood runs in the family]].
* LargeHam: Well, it ''is'' Nathan Fillion.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He's one of the people whose memories got wiped by the Society of the Blind Eye.
* 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 fitting that someone so self-centred winds up so disfigured.]]
** [[spoiler:After Weirdmageddon, he goes bankrupt after announcing his allegiance to Bill and investing all his stocks in "weirdness" shares, and is forced to sell his mansion to preserve his family fortune. Said mansion is then bought up by [=McGucket=], the "hill-billy" he showed disgust for earlier. Simply getting rid of him was either not enough, or too harsh]].
* 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!
* ManipulativeBastard: Played Dipper like a fiddle for the majority of "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
* 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 downright terrified of him. [[spoiler: She finally manages to break free of his control just in time to save everyone from a gruesome death.]]
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Planned to the butler once the panic room ran out of tiny sandwiches.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Dipper learns the hard way he's not just some rude rich snob; he's a maliciously cruel asshole who's been cheating townsfolk and manipulating them like pawns.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Like his ancestor Nathaniel, Preston is a lot more clever than he lets on. While he acts like your typical vapid UpperClassTwit, he is in fact one of the most cunning, manipulative, and cruel characters in the series. Foreshadowed by his insistence that Northwests always win and you can't do that if you're stupid... or play fair. [[spoiler:By "Weirdmageddon", he's clearly not smart when it comes to dealing with Bill Cipher]].
* ParentalNeglect: He and his wife only care about their reputation, and only pay attention to Pacifica if it damages or helps it in some manner.
* PetTheDog: It's more out of self-preservation, but [[spoiler: encouraging Pacifica to hold [=McGucket=]'s hand to create the circle is the single heroic thing
SymbolMotifClothing: Every outfit he's ever done in the entire show]]. He also was genuinely happy to see Pacifica after he was freed shown wearing has featured a tartan or plaid pattern, from Bill's stone throne and reached out the blanket covering his hands legs, to hug her before being pushed out the way by Sheriff Blubs.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Classist and elitist
jacket he sported as anything, as well as abusive of his daughter.
* {{Pride}}: So much so that he would rather leave children, the elderly, the disabled and indeed anyone else to die in the name of preserving his ego.
* TheQuisling: Attempts this with Bill, [[spoiler:only to suffer Grade-A BodyHorror at the hands of Bill.]]
* RichJerk: Lords himself over the common
a middle-aged man, and seems to hold his annual party just for the satisfaction of excluding the rabble from it.
* RichesToRags: [[spoiler:Played with. Having assumed that Weirdmageddon would continue for all time, Preston invested all his money in "weirdness bonds" in an attempt to get
even wealthier; after Bill's defeat, Preston -- now penniless and a social pariah for his attempted allegiance -- is forced to sell the ancestral Northwest home, leaving him merely ''well-off'' rather than mind-bogglingly rich. He and his family treat it diaper as a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
baby.
* ShutUpKirk: He is ''not'' easy to break, leading to this response when Dipper tells him off.
-->''Enjoy the party! It's the last time you and your kind will ever come.''
* SmugSnake: Despite his snooty, arrogant attitude, he's basically helpless against the supernatural elements of the town.
* TheSociopath: Preston manipulates others, treats those who aren't rich like objects, and cares for no one but himself. He certainly has no problem letting everyone die during the Lumberjack Ghost's attack. Even his own daughter he treats less like a person and more like a tool for maintaining the family image and dynasty. It turns out all his forefathers were sociopaths, making working class folk suffer, not to mention other horrible crimes they've committed.
* 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.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate:
WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: In ''Weirdmageddon 3'', he works with the protagonists by encouraging Pacifica to take part Made minor appearances in the ritual (presumably to get revenge on Bill, and to save only two episodes before his own skin from Bill)]].
* TreacherousQuestGiver: He gives Dipper the task of taking care of his ghost problem, but it's later revealed that [[spoiler:said ghost was a victim of the Northwests' cruel, heartless, lying ways.]]
* 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.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: He was certainly the darkest antagonist the show had until Bill Cipher upped his game at the end.
* VillainDecay: In-universe; [[spoiler:by his appearance in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", both his influence among the townspeople and his abusive command of Pacifica have begun to diminish, making him less of a threat than he once was. He's also clearly shown to be out of his depth when trying to deal with Bill -- having already accomplished his goal and seeing that Preston has nothing to offer, Bill just laughs him off and mutilates the pompous jerk for his own amusement]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His well-respected family have been covering up not just their origins, but a dynasty of misdeeds that they've built their fortune on. [[spoiler:Since his declaration of loyalty to Cipher went public, his family's reputation is down the toilet]].
* WickedCultured: For an evil guy, he certainly is a man with great taste.
off-screen death.]]



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The 19th century frontiersman who founded Gravity Falls.

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[[caption-width-right:284:"Hi guys. Tad's the name, and being normal's my game!"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Cecil Baldwin

The 19th century frontiersman who founded most normal guy in Gravity Falls.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: According to the government account, he actually was hated by everyone when he was alive and nobody missed him after his death.
* BeardOfEvil: An incredibly long brown one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He died eating the bark of a tree to prove he was a wizard.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is the reason why the Northwest family are [[TheSociopath uncaring and unloving]], to both [[AbusiveParents their daughter Pacifica]] and the people of Gravity Falls. His being the founder of Gravity Falls [[spoiler: was a lie and was given money for the cover up, and he abused his wealth by having the townsfolk build him his mansion in exchange for letting them be invited to his annual parties, a promise he gleefully refused to keep. This act is also what caused the MonsterOfTheWeek, a Lumberjack ghost, to threaten the lives of his successors. His cruel and uncaring ways were passed down for generations, with Pacifica's parents emotionally abusing their daughter into following their legacy]].
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: [[spoiler: He was actually a garbageman]] who was given the title of the founder [[spoiler: to cover up the existence of Quentin Trembley.]] He was also a cheat who cruelly conned the townspeople out of a party.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite his humble beginnings, he became a classist snob the second he became wealthy.
* LackOfEmpathy: Felt no qualms with [[spoiler: cheating the lumber folk out of their deserved reward. Even though many of them actually died creating his mansion]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Not soon after he cheated out the lumberjacks, Nathaniel grew mentally unstable and eventually died eating the [[CloudCuckoolander bark of a tree to prove he was a wizard]].
* 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 a suitable chump to clean up his mess]].
** It is possible that [[spoiler: he really did die in such a manner, but less due to idiocy and more due to mental degeneration in his old age, as he was very clearly [[TheSociopath not a mentally healthy person as it was]].]]
* OurFounder: He's the founder of Gravity Falls. [[spoiler: Or that's the official line anyway. Turns out it was a lie created by the government to hide the existence of Quentin Trembley.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Long dead by the time the series occurs, but the effects and consequences of his actions are still felt to this day.
* RagsToRiches: He was a peasant who was lucky enough to be randomly awarded with lots of wealth by the government.
* TheSociopath: We see were Preston [[InTheBlood gets it from]].
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Promised the townspeople of Gravity Falls a party if they built him a mansion, only to lock him out after they gave sweat and blood (not to mention multiple lives, which were lost in the construction) to do so.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing much about him will spoil much of the events of "Irrational Treasure" and "Northwest Mansion Mystery."
* WickedCultured: Began the trend of the Northwests being evil, but from what we've seen of his home and parties, he certainly adopted good taste very quickly.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: BitCharacter: [[https://youtu.be/UPEZRAxNdEI According to Alex Hirsch]], he's in the government account, he actually was hated by everyone when he was alive and nobody missed him after his death.
* BeardOfEvil: An incredibly long brown one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He died eating the bark
show mostly because of a tree to prove he was joke about his IronicName. His [[EnsembleDarkhorse surprising popularity]], and voice actor's fanbase on the internet netted him a wizard.
few more appearances than were likely intended.
* {{Jerkass}}: He TheCameo: His voice actor is the reason why voice of the Northwest family are [[TheSociopath uncaring and unloving]], to both [[AbusiveParents their daughter Pacifica]] and the people main character of Gravity Falls. His being the founder of Gravity Falls [[spoiler: was a lie and was given money for the cover up, and he abused his wealth by having the townsfolk build him his mansion in exchange for letting them be invited to his annual parties, a promise he gleefully refused to keep. This act is also what caused the MonsterOfTheWeek, a Lumberjack ghost, to threaten the lives of his successors. His cruel and uncaring ways were passed down for generations, with Pacifica's parents emotionally abusing their daughter into following their legacy]].
Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler: He was actually a garbageman]] who was given the title of the founder [[spoiler: to cover up the existence of Quentin Trembley.]] He was also a cheat who cruelly conned the townspeople out of a party.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite his humble beginnings, he became a classist snob the second he became wealthy.
* LackOfEmpathy: Felt no qualms with [[spoiler: cheating the lumber folk out of their deserved reward. Even though many of them actually died creating his mansion]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Not soon after he cheated out the lumberjacks, Nathaniel grew mentally unstable and eventually died eating the [[CloudCuckoolander bark of a tree to prove he was a wizard]].
* 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 a suitable chump to clean up his mess]].
** It is possible that [[spoiler: he really did die in such a manner, but less due to idiocy and more due to mental degeneration in his old age,
smiles as he was very clearly [[TheSociopath not a mentally healthy person as it was]].]]
* OurFounder: He's
says that the founder experience of Gravity Falls. [[spoiler: Or that's the official line anyway. Turns out it was a lie created by the government to hide the existence of Quentin Trembley.being TakenForGranite and put on Bill's throne will scar him forever.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Long dead by {{Expy}}: Like Cecil, Tad is a [[DissonantSerenity cheerful]] and [[TheGenericGuy generic]] UnfazedEveryman in a TownWithADarkSecret.
* TheGenericGuy: The main thing that sets him apart from
the time other townsfolk is his blandness.
* IronicName: As Soos pointed out.
* PerpetualSmiler: He keeps
the series occurs, but the effects and consequences of his actions are still felt to this day.
same expression at all times.
* RagsToRiches: He was a peasant who was lucky enough to be randomly awarded with lots of wealth by the government.
TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bread.
* TheSociopath: We see were Preston [[InTheBlood gets it from]].
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Promised the townspeople of
UnfazedEveryman: The supernatural strangeness in Gravity Falls a party if they built hasn't seemed to affect him a mansion, only to lock him out after they gave sweat and blood (not to mention multiple lives, which were lost in the construction) to do so.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing much about him
anyway. [[spoiler: At least until he becomes part of Bill's throne in Weirdmageddon]].
--> ''"[[ThirdPersonPerson This experience
will spoil much of the events of "Irrational Treasure" and "Northwest Mansion Mystery."
* WickedCultured: Began the trend of the Northwests being evil, but from what we've seen of his home and parties, he certainly adopted good taste very quickly.
forever scar Tad Strange.]]"''



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->'''Voiced by:''' Alex Hirsch

The reclusive mayor of Gravity Falls; Eustace Hucklebone Befufftlefumpter is 102 years old, and, consequentially, is "not long for this earth". [[spoiler: He finally bites it shortly before "The Stanchurian Candidate", setting off a mayoral race to replace him, which is won by Tyler.]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Alex Hirsch

The reclusive mayor
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A local inmate who becomes the second-in-command
of Gravity Falls; Eustace Hucklebone Befufftlefumpter is 102 years old, and, consequentially, is "not long for this earth". [[spoiler: He finally bites it shortly before "The Stanchurian Candidate", setting off a mayoral race to replace him, which is won by Tyler.]]Gideon's prison gang.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Allegedly started World War I.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has thick eyebrows.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: In "The Stanchurian Candidate", but he lives on as a zombie]].
* CreatorCameo: The Mayor is yet another character voiced by the creator of the series.
* CreepyCrows: After he enters the party at the Northwest Manor, a few vultures (or other scavenging birds) surround him, but before they can be shoo-ed off, he says that they're with him.
* DontFearTheReaper: When the lumberjack ghost shows up to the mansion and everyone else is petrified, the Mayor's response is perfectly nonchalant:
-->"Ah, the Grim Reaper, I've been wondering when you would arrive--"
* ImprobableHairstyle: The top part (what's left of) his hair stands up by itself.
* MayorPain: A very light example of the second variety. Due to his extreme age and decrepitude, he's largely retreated from the public eye, and seems incapable of handling any administrative duties beyond appearing at social functions or ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
* MellowFellow: The Mayor seems to take everything in stride with a calm attitude -- even death.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's smaller than most of the other adults.
* MythologyGag: His appearance (at least from the neck down) bears a strong resemblance to Stan's early design in the first pilot.
* NiceGuy: He's a real mellow and polite man.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, he possibly started World War One.
* NotAfraidToDie: Has been awaiting death for years. [[spoiler:He dies in "The Stanchurian Candidate".]]
* PlayingGertrude: Hirsch only just turned 30 in 2015, whereas the mayor is 102.
* RaisedByWolves: He was raised by bears in the wilderness.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:In the end, he does exactly what you'd expect a man over 100 years old to do.]]
* SymbolMotifClothing: Every outfit he's ever shown wearing has featured a tartan or plaid pattern, from the blanket covering his legs, to the jacket he sported as a middle-aged man, to even his diaper as a baby.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Made minor appearances in only two episodes before his off-screen death.]]

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Allegedly started World War I.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has thick eyebrows.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: In "The Stanchurian Candidate",
AffablyEvil: He's a convict, but he lives on as he's a zombie]].true friend to Gideon, even consoling him when one of Gideon's schemes falls apart.
* CreatorCameo: The Mayor is yet another character voiced by BadassBeard: A long one.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Acts this way toward Gideon, who he's very gentle toward.
* TheBrute: Becomes Gideon's main muscle.
* TheDragon: He's Gideon's top henchman and most loyal follower.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He looks like one, but majored in philosophy and invokes HeWhoFightsMonsters towards Gideon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: His first appearance in
the creator show was in one of the series.
TV Shorts. He had some screentime in "The Stanchurian Candidate" and makes his first major appearance in "Weirdmageddon Part 1".
* CreepyCrows: After GeniusBruiser: Who would've expected this prison thug to have once been a philosophy student?
* HiddenDepths: Ghost Eyes may be a violent and seemingly simple-minded thug, but
he enters also [[GeniusBruiser majored in philosophy]]. Also seems to really enjoy the party at the Northwest Manor, a few vultures (or other scavenging birds) surround him, but before they can be shoo-ed off, friendship bracelet classes.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He looks like
he says is in his late thirties or early forties, and is friends with Gideon, who is a child.
* MadeOfIron: Even Wendy pulling a move
that they're with him.should have broken (or at least dislocated) his arm only momentarily stuns him. And he's back to using his arm again in seconds.
* DontFearTheReaper: When the lumberjack ghost shows up to the mansion and everyone else is petrified, the Mayor's response is perfectly nonchalant:
-->"Ah, the Grim Reaper, I've been wondering when you would arrive--"
* ImprobableHairstyle: The top part (what's left of)
MeaningfulName: His MonochromaticEyes look like that of a ghost, hence his hair stands up by itself.
nickname.
* MayorPain: A very light example of the second variety. {{Mondegreen}}: Due to Gideon's accent, viewers believed his extreme age and decrepitude, he's largely retreated from the public eye, and seems incapable name was "Gustav" until "Weirdmageddon Part 1".
* MonochromaticEyes: He has blank-white eyes that look like that
of handling any administrative duties beyond appearing at social functions or ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
a ghost, hence his nickname.
* MellowFellow: The Mayor seems to take everything in stride with a calm attitude -- even death.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's smaller than most of the other adults.
* MythologyGag: His appearance (at least from the neck down) bears a
MusclesAreMeaningful: A giant thug who is strong resemblance enough to Stan's early design in punch through solid glass.
* RealMenWearPink: He enjoys
the first pilot.friendship bracelet classes in jail.
* TattooedCrook: He has tattoos on his arms.

* NiceGuy: UndyingLoyalty: He and the other goons are completely loyal to Gideon, [[spoiler:even assisting him in defying Bill Cipher]].
* VillainousFriendship:
He's a real mellow and polite man.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, he possibly started World War One.
* NotAfraidToDie: Has been awaiting death for years. [[spoiler:He dies in "The Stanchurian Candidate".]]
* PlayingGertrude: Hirsch only
not just turned 30 in 2015, whereas the mayor is 102.
a henchman, but also a loyal friend of Gideon.
* RaisedByWolves: He was raised by bears in the wilderness.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:In the end, he does exactly what you'd expect a man over 100 years old to do.]]
* SymbolMotifClothing: Every outfit he's ever shown wearing has featured a tartan or plaid pattern, from the blanket covering his legs, to the jacket he sported as a middle-aged man, to even his diaper as a baby.
* WeHardlyKnewYe:
VillainousValor: [[spoiler: Made minor appearances in only two episodes before He and his off-screen death.]]fellow prisoners don't hesitate to oppose Bill Cipher, but it's more because they want a real challenge]].



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->'''Voiced by:''' Cecil Baldwin

The most normal guy in Gravity Falls.

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->'''Filbrick voiced by:''' Cecil Baldwin

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->'''Ma Pines voiced by:''' Kari Wahlgren

The most normal guy parents of Stanley and Stanford Pines revealed in Gravity Falls. "A Tale of Two Stans".



* BitCharacter: [[https://youtu.be/UPEZRAxNdEI According to Alex Hirsch]], he's in the show mostly because of a joke about his IronicName. His [[EnsembleDarkhorse surprising popularity]], and voice actor's fanbase on the internet netted him a few more appearances than were likely intended.
* TheCameo: His voice actor is the voice of the main character of Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale.
* DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler: He smiles as he says that the experience of being TakenForGranite and put on Bill's throne will scar him forever.]]
* {{Expy}}: Like Cecil, Tad is a [[DissonantSerenity cheerful]] and [[TheGenericGuy generic]] UnfazedEveryman in a TownWithADarkSecret.
* TheGenericGuy: The main thing that sets him apart from the other townsfolk is his blandness.
* IronicName: As Soos pointed out.
* PerpetualSmiler: He keeps the same expression at all times.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bread.
* UnfazedEveryman: The supernatural strangeness in Gravity Falls hasn't seemed to affect him in anyway. [[spoiler: At least until he becomes part of Bill's throne in Weirdmageddon]].
--> ''"[[ThirdPersonPerson This experience will forever scar Tad Strange.]]"''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A local inmate who becomes the second-in-command of Gideon's prison gang.
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* AffablyEvil: He's a convict, but he's a true friend to Gideon, even consoling him when one of Gideon's schemes falls apart.
* BadassBeard: A long one.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Acts this way toward Gideon, who he's very gentle toward.
* TheBrute: Becomes Gideon's main muscle.
* TheDragon: He's Gideon's top henchman and most loyal follower.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He looks like one, but majored in philosophy and invokes HeWhoFightsMonsters towards Gideon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: His first appearance in the show was in one of the TV Shorts. He had some screentime in "The Stanchurian Candidate" and makes his first major appearance in "Weirdmageddon Part 1".
* GeniusBruiser: Who would've expected this prison thug to have once been a philosophy student?
* HiddenDepths: Ghost Eyes may be a violent and seemingly simple-minded thug, but he also [[GeniusBruiser majored in philosophy]]. Also seems to really enjoy the friendship bracelet classes.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He looks like he is in his late thirties or early forties, and is friends with Gideon, who is a child.
* MadeOfIron: Even Wendy pulling a move that should have broken (or at least dislocated) his arm only momentarily stuns him. And he's back to using his arm again in seconds.
* MeaningfulName: His MonochromaticEyes look like that of a ghost, hence his nickname.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Due to Gideon's accent, viewers believed his name was "Gustav" until "Weirdmageddon Part 1".
* MonochromaticEyes: He has blank-white eyes that look like that of a ghost, hence his nickname.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: A giant thug who is strong enough to punch through solid glass.
* RealMenWearPink: He enjoys the friendship bracelet classes in jail.
* TattooedCrook: He has tattoos on his arms.
* UndyingLoyalty: He and the other goons are completely loyal to Gideon, [[spoiler:even assisting him in defying Bill Cipher]].
* VillainousFriendship: He's not just a henchman, but also a loyal friend of Gideon.
* VillainousValor: [[spoiler: He and his fellow prisoners don't hesitate to oppose Bill Cipher, but it's more because they want a real challenge]].
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!!Filbrick and Ma Pines
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->'''Filbrick voiced by:''' Creator/JonathanBanks
->'''Ma Pines voiced by:''' Kari Wahlgren

The parents of Stanley and Stanford Pines revealed in "A Tale of Two Stans".
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