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26th Apr '18 12:05:02 PM Trickquestion
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** On the other hand, Dipper refusing Ford's offer in the end may have done permanent damage to Mabel's own growth: Despite the horror she unintentionally triggered, she ultimately got everything she wanted without even having to admit she gave Bill the rift. What impetus will Mabel ever have to stop being controlling and possessive of her brother's life now, and what's going to happen next time Dipper is presented with amazing opportunities that don't involve Mabel, or if he simply decides he wants to live his own life at some point?
25th Apr '18 5:51:09 PM DipperPines
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* "Roadside Attraction" was ''supposed'' to come out and presumably [[AnachronicOrder set before]] "Not What He Seems" (hence Ford's absence), and therefore before "The Last Mabelcorn." This means despite Dipper's assurances to the contrary, he's ''still'' not over Wendy. Was Dipper telling the truth at the time, and flirting with all those other girls only a temporary reprieve from thinking about Wendy, or did he lie to Grunkle Stan about his lingering feelings for Wendy just so he wouldn't keep worrying about him after everything else that happened in the episode?


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* When you think about it, it's pretty sad that Dipper didn't get a girlfriend or receive any form of romantic actions. There were entire episodes devoted to his romantic interests and ShipTease, alongside the ShipTease in the [=McGucket=] puppet short called "Relation Shipping", and in ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets''. But in the end, it was rather futile. It was the one thing he didn't get for everything he's done for the people of Gravity Falls. Granted, he's still got a long life ahead, but many shippers felt crestfallen and cheated.
** This is somewhat bittersweet because if the past episodes have said enough, then it means that Dipper isn't ready for a relationship, especially since [[RealityEnsues he was twelve.]] In "Roadside Attraction", he learned how to flirt, but he didn't understand the romantic complications that come after. He is arguably better off single in this case as he still has much to learn.
** However in the real life Journal 3, it heavily implies that Dipper could have developed a crush on Pacifica due to the events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery", as he clumsily made comments on her dress, the way she smelt like flowers and champagne and finally wondering if there was a vibe going to which the former and the latter comments were both crossed out. If the Dipper and Pacifica shippers aren't happy with the fact that nothing developed on screen between the two after "Northwest Mansion Mystery", then they might as well take this moment from the book and get some form of satisfaction from it despite how little it is.
25th Apr '18 4:20:50 PM DipperPines
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* What if all Stan might have done was get Waddles on the bus, and not talk to Dipper and Mabel's parents? Just because Waddles was on the bus doesn't mean their parents will want Waddles to stay. So she still may have to let him go when they get home, or take effort to convince them that they will have to deal with Waddles.
** Especially bad if you've ever read [[http://markmak.deviantart.com/art/Waddles-480771827 this]].
24th Apr '18 8:57:28 PM DipperPines
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** On the other hand, Dipper refusing Ford's offer in the end may have done permanent damage to Mabel's own growth: Despite the horror she unintentionally triggered, she ultimately got everything she wanted without even having to admit she gave Bill the rift. What impetus will Mabel ever have to stop being controlling and possessive of her brother's life now, and what's going to happen next time Dipper is presented with amazing opportunities that don't involve Mabel, or if he simply decides he wants to live his own life at some point?
13th Apr '18 3:31:33 PM cacaxa91
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* Ford says Stan has to leave at the end of the summer. Ok, but, uhm... ''where'' would he go ''to?'' He faked his own death to be able to be Ford, so if he gives Ford his identity and name back, he can't go to other surviving members of the Pines family, such as Dipper and Mabel (even though they would be probably more than happy to take him in after the summer they've had, and even their parents would be willing to house him for taking care of the kids.), and his own parents are most probably dead given he's 61. So he would either have to take up the "jumping from one state to the other" shtick again, which would be much more difficult in modern times than it was as a young adult (and it was difficult even then) or he has to get himself into a retirement home-but either way, he has to assume a fake identity... one that has nothing to do with the Pines family, most probably, to avoid even more unpleasant questions. Adding to the sadness of him having to do this, would Dipper and Mabel, the only ones he claims to still consider family (He does consider them family all right, but it still has to be seen if their relationship with Ford is really beyond repair) be able to visit him or keep in touch with him? Would ''Soos'' be able to?

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* Ford says Stan has to leave at the end of the summer. Ok, but, uhm... ''where'' would he go ''to?'' He faked his own death to be able to be Ford, so if he gives Ford his identity and name back, he can't go to other surviving members of the Pines family, such as Dipper and Mabel (even though they would be probably more than happy to take him in after the summer they've had, and even their parents would be willing to house him for taking care of the kids.), and his own parents are most probably dead given he's 61. So he would either have to take up the "jumping from one state to the other" shtick again, which would be much more difficult in modern times than it was as a young adult (and it was difficult even then) ''then''), or he has to get himself into a retirement home-but either way, he has to assume a fake identity... one that has nothing to do with the Pines family, most probably, to avoid even more unpleasant questions. Adding to the sadness of him having to do this, would Dipper and Mabel, the only ones he claims to still consider family (He does consider them family all right, but it still has to be seen if their relationship with Ford is really beyond repair) be able to visit him or keep in touch with him? Would ''Soos'' be able to?



* Stan has lived his entire life in his twin brother's shadow, both literally and figuratively. As kids, he was seen as the "dumb" twin compared to Ford's genius, the slacker who’d never amount to anything and who'd stay in New Jersey forever making minimum wage. He was forced to become a grifter while his brother went to college and got pretty much everything he’d dreamed of despite not going to the college he’d wanted. Finally, Stan "kills" Stanley to assume Stanford as his new identity, legally becoming his brother, and keeps this up for 30 years.
* While made explicitly clear to the audience, one throwaway fact given during Stan's recounting of his past becomes ''incredibly'' depressing if you take the time to think about it: Stan had no clue if Ford was alive or dead. At no point during his thirty-year absence did Stan ever have the peace of mind that his brother wasn't dead because of his mistake. At no point while he worked day and night, studying and scheming in order to rebuild the portal he knew absolutely nothing about, did he even have the assurance that what he was working towards ''even mattered''. And when the portal did open, and he finally saw living proof that his only goal in life for the last thirty years wasn't for nothing, it greeted him with ''[[TearJerker a punch to the face]]''.

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* Stan has lived his entire life in his twin brother's shadow, both literally and figuratively. As kids, he was seen as the "dumb" twin compared to Ford's genius, genius- the slacker who’d never amount to anything and who'd stay in New Jersey forever making minimum wage. He was forced to become a homeless grifter because of an honest accident while his brother went to college and got pretty much everything he’d dreamed of despite not going to the college he’d wanted. Finally, Stan "kills" Stanley had to "kill" his own identity to assume Stanford as his new identity, Stanford's, legally becoming his brother, and keeps kept this up for 30 years.
''30 years.''
* While made explicitly clear to the audience, one throwaway fact given during Stan's recounting of his past becomes ''incredibly'' depressing if you take the time to think about it: Stan had no clue if ''no clue''if Ford was alive or dead. At no point ''no point'' during his thirty-year absence did Stan ever have the peace of mind that his brother wasn't dead ''dead'' because of his mistake. At no point while he worked day and night, studying and scheming in order to rebuild the portal he knew absolutely nothing about, did he even have the assurance that what he was working towards ''even mattered''. And when the portal did open, and he finally ''finally'' saw living proof that his only goal in life for the last thirty years ''thirty years'' wasn't for nothing, it greeted him with ''[[TearJerker a punch to the face]]''.face]]''.
* The fact that Ford never mentions anything about what happened to Stan after he left with Journal 1 in the "Better World" dimension, only caring that he did what he asked him to do. Some fan theories assume the worst, believing Stan ''committed suicide'' after hiding the book, was killed shortly after hiding it, or had it buried with him when he died- because, well, who'd bother robbing a penniless grifter's grave?



* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he went through with his plan and drove both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away, then there'd be no one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could've easily turned Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research and his own perceived brilliance- thus driving away any remaining friends who'd still want to approach him. After all, what Ford didn't realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as "suffocating" his potential.

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* Ford offering Dipper his an apprenticeship might be seem like it was a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he went he'd followed through with his plan plans and drove both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away, then there'd be no one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could've easily turned Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research and his own perceived brilliance- thus driving away any remaining friends who'd still want to approach him. After all, what Ford didn't realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as "suffocating" his potential.
13th Apr '18 3:20:13 PM cacaxa91
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* Why is marrying woodpeckers legal in Gravity Falls? Trembley legalized it before his disappearance.

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* Why is marrying woodpeckers legal in Gravity Falls? [[spoiler: Trembley legalized it before his disappearance.]]



* [[spoiler:Stan conned]] Bill even better than it appeared if you pay attention to the ExactWords. [[spoiler:Stan never agreed to tell Bill how to escape the barrier, that was his deal with ''Ford''. All Stan ever agreed to was to let Bill into his head, which is exactly what he did. Even if Bill had escaped, Stan still lived up to his end of the bargain, and threatening the twins was the only way Bill had to convince Ford to do anything, which he agreed ''not'' to do, and he promised not to do anything to Ford either (Stan's words were 'leave my brother alone' after all). In other words: Bill was screwed either way.]]

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* [[spoiler:Stan conned]] Bill even better than it appeared if you pay attention to the ExactWords. [[spoiler:Stan never agreed to tell Bill how to escape the barrier, that was his deal with ''Ford''. All Stan ever agreed to was to let Bill into his head, which is exactly what he did. Even if Bill had escaped, Stan still lived up to his end of the bargain, and threatening the twins was the only way Bill had to convince Ford to do anything, which he agreed ''not'' to do, and he promised not to do anything to Ford either (Stan's words were 'leave 'let my brother alone' and the kids go' after all). In other words: Bill was screwed either way.]]



* Ford says Stan has to leave at the end of the summer. Ok, but, uhm... ''where'' would he go to? He faked his own death to be able to play Ford, so if he gives Ford his identity and name back, he cannot go to other surviving members of the Pines family, such as Dipper and Mabel (even though they would be probably more than happy to take him in after the summer they've had, and even their parents would be willing to house him for taking care of the kids.), and his own parents are most probably dead anyways. So he would either have to take up the "jumping from one state to the other" shtick again, which would be much more difficult and hard now than it was as a young adult and it was difficult even then, or he has to get himself into a retirement home, but either way, he has to assume a fake identity... one that has nothing to do with the Pines family, most probably, to avoid even more unpleasant questions. Adding to the sadness of him having to do this, would Dipper and Mabel, the only ones he claims to still consider family (He does consider them family all right, but it still has to be seen if their relationship with Ford is really beyond repair) be able to visit him or keep in touch with him? Would Soos be able to?
** Related to that, Soos and Wendy would likely be out of work if Ford kicks Stan out and presumably shuts down the Mystery Shack for good. Wendy will have to go work for one of her relative's logging camp and Soos will lose the best job he ever had (and fail at other new one he gets). And the town will lose one of the most fun places they have.
* Stan has lived his entire life in his twin brother's shadow, both literally and figuratively. As kids, he was seen as the "dumb" twin compared to Ford's genius, the slacker who’d never amount to anything and would stay in New Jersey forever, trapped in a dead end, minimum wage job. He was forced to become a grifter while his brother went to college and got pretty much everything he’d dreamed of despite not going to the college he’d wanted. Finally, Stan "kills" Stanley to assume Stanford as his new identity, legally becoming his brother, and keeps this up for 30 years.

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* Ford says Stan has to leave at the end of the summer. Ok, but, uhm... ''where'' would he go to? ''to?'' He faked his own death to be able to play be Ford, so if he gives Ford his identity and name back, he cannot can't go to other surviving members of the Pines family, such as Dipper and Mabel (even though they would be probably more than happy to take him in after the summer they've had, and even their parents would be willing to house him for taking care of the kids.), and his own parents are most probably dead anyways. given he's 61. So he would either have to take up the "jumping from one state to the other" shtick again, which would be much more difficult and hard now in modern times than it was as a young adult and (and it was difficult even then, then) or he has to get himself into a retirement home, but home-but either way, he has to assume a fake identity... one that has nothing to do with the Pines family, most probably, to avoid even more unpleasant questions. Adding to the sadness of him having to do this, would Dipper and Mabel, the only ones he claims to still consider family (He does consider them family all right, but it still has to be seen if their relationship with Ford is really beyond repair) be able to visit him or keep in touch with him? Would Soos ''Soos'' be able to?
** Related to that, Soos and Wendy would likely be out of work if Ford kicks Stan out and presumably shuts down the Mystery Shack for good. Wendy will have to go work for one of her relative's logging camp and Soos will lose the best job he ever had (and probably fail at every other new one he gets). And the town will lose one of the most fun places they have.
* Stan has lived his entire life in his twin brother's shadow, both literally and figuratively. As kids, he was seen as the "dumb" twin compared to Ford's genius, the slacker who’d never amount to anything and would who'd stay in New Jersey forever, trapped in a dead end, forever making minimum wage job.wage. He was forced to become a grifter while his brother went to college and got pretty much everything he’d dreamed of despite not going to the college he’d wanted. Finally, Stan "kills" Stanley to assume Stanford as his new identity, legally becoming his brother, and keeps this up for 30 years.



* The climax of Dipper and Mabel's falling-out is in direct parallel to their Grunkles' falling-out forty-plus years ago. Due to his high intelligence, Dipper is offered a golden opportunity for his future, but it requires him to abandon Mabel. Admittedly, he's far more reluctant to do this than Ford had seemed. He ultimately takes the opportunity, which Mabel overhears. After a confrontation, Mabel acts out and ends up doing more damage to Dipper's goals than she intended. Really, it's not even that Dipper said the wrong thing. His words weren't mean or harsh and were actually perfectly true, but his talk of inevitable change were the exact things Mabel was upset about earlier in the day, and he couldn't have known that was what she was afraid and in denial of because she's stopped talking to him about her fears since that brief conversation in "A Tale of Two Stans," just like Dipper's stopped confiding in her about the dangers they're in. It's PoorCommunicationKills on both sides.

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* The climax of Dipper and Mabel's falling-out is in direct parallel to their Grunkles' falling-out forty-plus forty-three years ago. Due to his high intelligence, Dipper is offered a golden opportunity for his future, but it requires him to abandon Mabel. Mabel and leave her to her own devices. Admittedly, he's far more reluctant to do this than Ford had seemed.been. He ultimately takes the opportunity, which Mabel overhears. After a confrontation, Mabel acts out and ends up doing more damage to Dipper's goals than she intended. Really, it's not even that Dipper said the wrong thing. His words weren't mean or harsh and were actually perfectly true, but his talk of inevitable change were the exact things Mabel was upset about earlier in the day, and he couldn't have known that was what she was afraid and in denial of because she's stopped talking to him about her fears since that brief conversation in "A Tale of Two Stans," just like Dipper's stopped confiding in her about the dangers they're in. It's PoorCommunicationKills on both sides.



* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes with his plan and drives both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away, then there’d have been to one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could've easily turned Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research and his own perceived brilliance- thus driving away any remaining friends who'd still want to approach him. After all, what Ford didn't realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as "suffocating" his potential.

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* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes went through with his plan and drives drove both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away, then there’d have been to there'd be no one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could've easily turned Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research and his own perceived brilliance- thus driving away any remaining friends who'd still want to approach him. After all, what Ford didn't realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as "suffocating" his potential.



** On the other hand, Dipper refusing Ford's offer in the end may have done permanent damage to Mabel's own growth: Despite the horror she unintentionally triggered, she ultimately got everything she wanted without even having to give up a painful but accepted explanation of how Bill got the rift. What impetus will Mabel ever have to stop being controlling and possessive of her brother's life now, and what's going to happen next time Dipper is presented with amazing opportunities that don't involve Mabel, or if he simply decides he wants to live his own life at some point?

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** On the other hand, Dipper refusing Ford's offer in the end may have done permanent damage to Mabel's own growth: Despite the horror she unintentionally triggered, she ultimately got everything she wanted without even having to give up a painful but accepted explanation of how admit she gave Bill got the rift. What impetus will Mabel ever have to stop being controlling and possessive of her brother's life now, and what's going to happen next time Dipper is presented with amazing opportunities that don't involve Mabel, or if he simply decides he wants to live his own life at some point?
8th Apr '18 6:57:18 PM Trickquestion
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** On the other hand, Dipper refusing Ford's offer in the end may have done permanent damage to Mabel's own growth: Despite the horror she unintentionally triggered, she ultimately got everything she wanted without even having to give up a painful but accepted explanation of how Bill got the rift. What impetus will Mabel ever have to stop being controlling and possessive of her brother's life now, and what's going to happen next time Dipper is presented with amazing opportunities that don't involve Mabel, or if he simply decides he wants to live his own life at some point?
7th Apr '18 3:29:16 AM Kakuraffe
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* In a meta-sense, Pinecest. Let us remember that Dipper and Mabel are (loosely) based off of creator Alex Hirsh and his twin sister Ariel. Basically, Alex created Gravity Falls, and ends up getting repaid by his fans by being repeatedly portrayed as having an incestuous relationship with his sister. Yeah...
6th Apr '18 2:26:00 PM Cacaxa
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* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes in with the deal and drive both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away from his life, then there’d have been to one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could easily turn Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship, into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research- thus driving away any remaining friends who wanted to approach him. After all, what Ford did not realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as someone who is "suffocating" his potential.
* So what would happened if Mabel didn't take the Rift by accident and Dipper and Ford managed to seal the Rift as planned? Well, assuming that Ford drove Stanley and his employees away from his home and Dipper stays with Ford as his apprentice, the Pines twins would've been torn apart from each other. Mabel would have fallen into depression because of Dipper leaving her, Stanley would have probably been arrested in a maximum security prison due to a failed scamming attempt and Ford would have made Dipper into a copy of himself. In other words, had the Rift sealing gone exactly as planned, ''Gravity Falls'' would have ended on a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet note]]; The Rift is sealed and Bill will never invade Gravity Falls, but history repeats itself as another set of Pines twins are broken apart. Mabel's foolishness actually saved her family from being torn apart.

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* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes in with the deal his plan and drive drives both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house, now would he? [[/note]] away from his life, away, then there’d have been to one to restrain Dippers’s obsession with research or Ford's influence on him. This could could've easily turn turned Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship, friendship into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed, know-it-all shut-in who only cares about his research- research and his own perceived brilliance- thus driving away any remaining friends who wanted who'd still want to approach him. After all, what Ford did not didn't realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as someone who is "suffocating" his potential.
* So what would would've happened if Mabel didn't take the Rift by accident and Dipper and Ford managed to seal the Rift as planned? Well, assuming that Ford drove Stanley and his employees away from his home and Dipper stays stayed with Ford as his apprentice, the Pines twins would've been torn apart from each other. Mabel would have would've fallen into a deep depression because of Dipper leaving chose Ford over her, Stanley would have would've probably been arrested in a maximum security prison yet again due to a failed scamming attempt attempt, and Ford would have would've eventually made Dipper into a copy of himself. In other words, had the Rift sealing gone exactly as planned, ''Gravity Falls'' would have ended on a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet note]]; The Rift is sealed and Bill will never invade Gravity Falls, but history repeats itself as another set of Pines - a close relationship between twins are broken apart. apart because one chose ambition over family. Mabel's foolishness actually saved her family stopped the cycle from being torn apart.repeating.
6th Apr '18 9:04:05 AM Cacaxa
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* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes in with the deal and drive both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house would he? [[/note]] away from his life, then Dipper would have had nobody in his new home to restrain his obsession with research and with Ford's influence on him, could easily turn Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship, into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed know-it-all whose research and belief in his own greatness is the only thing he cares about, driving away any remaining friends who wanted to approach him. After all, what Ford did not realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as someone who is "suffocating" his potential.
* So what would happened if Mabel didn't take the Rift by accident and Dipper and Ford managed to seal the Rift as planned? Well, assuming that Ford drove Stanley and his employees away from his home and Dipper stays with Ford as his apprentice, the Pines twins would have been torn apart from each other. Mabel would have fallen into depression because of Dipper leaving her, Stanley would have probably been arrested in a maximum security prison due to a failed scamming attempt and Ford would have made Dipper into a copy of himself. In other words, had the Rift sealing gone exactly as planned, ''Gravity Falls'' would have ended on a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet note]]; The Rift is sealed and Bill will never invade Gravity Falls, but history repeats itself as another set of Pines twins are broken apart. Mabel's foolishness actually saved her family from being torn apart.

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* Ford offering Dipper his apprenticeship might be a great offer, until you realize [[NoSocialSkills the]] [[IWorkAlone type of person Ford is]]. If he goes in with the deal and drive both Mabel and Stan[[note]]And by extension, Soos and Wendy. After all, Ford wouldn't probably want them in his house house, now would he? [[/note]] away from his life, then Dipper would there’d have had nobody in his new home been to one to restrain his Dippers’s obsession with research and with or Ford's influence on him, him. This could easily turn Dipper from someone who could balance between knowledge and friendship, into Ford at his worst- a self absorbed absorbed, know-it-all whose research and belief in his own greatness is the shut-in who only thing he cares about, about his research- thus driving away any remaining friends who wanted to approach him. After all, what Ford did not realize is that Dipper, for all his obsession with his journals and research, still treasures his family and friends and most certainly never saw Mabel as someone who is "suffocating" his potential.
* So what would happened if Mabel didn't take the Rift by accident and Dipper and Ford managed to seal the Rift as planned? Well, assuming that Ford drove Stanley and his employees away from his home and Dipper stays with Ford as his apprentice, the Pines twins would have would've been torn apart from each other. Mabel would have fallen into depression because of Dipper leaving her, Stanley would have probably been arrested in a maximum security prison due to a failed scamming attempt and Ford would have made Dipper into a copy of himself. In other words, had the Rift sealing gone exactly as planned, ''Gravity Falls'' would have ended on a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet note]]; The Rift is sealed and Bill will never invade Gravity Falls, but history repeats itself as another set of Pines twins are broken apart. Mabel's foolishness actually saved her family from being torn apart.
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