History Headscratchers / GravityFalls

29th May '16 10:16:40 PM ThePreciseClimber
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* Before AToTS I think most people assumed McGucket was a Gravity Falls native, especially with the way he talked about a "vising researcher" instead of a "friend from college" in SotBE seemed to imply that. Not to mention there's the issue of his son living in Gravity Falls.
It also makes you wonder why McGucket stayed in Gravity Falls if he so desperately tried to forget. You'd think leaving the place that scarred you for life and never returning would be the first step.
29th May '16 10:03:33 PM ThePreciseClimber
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* At no point in Season 1 was it ever mentioned or alluded to that McGucket doesn't remember his past. Sure, he was an old kook that nobody took seriously but his memory seemed fine - in episode 2 he remembered his son, his friend who didn't show up for his retirement party etc. He shouldn't remember anything from before 1982. Sure, you can always use the "McGucket's crazy" excuse but that oversimplifies it.
18th May '16 5:12:21 PM Stromatolite
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** [[spoiler:Honestly, probably Bill did it himself as a joke. It's implied a few times he has a history with the Northwests, and I'm sure he'd also think it was hilarious making them lose a huge amount of the money that's kept them in power all this time.]]
10th May '16 9:55:25 AM BreadBull
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** ArtisticLicense plays a hand here, as creator Alex Hirsch has said that some characters looked better with four fingers and others better with five. "Just pretend everyone aside from [[spoiler: Ford]] has five fingers", he says.
9th May '16 3:58:20 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Maybe they didn't know back then that she was ''that'' strong. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Dipper only sees how physically strong and capable Wendy is during the fight against the Shapeshifter in ''Into the Bunker''. Before that, he knows that she has her lumberjack genes and that she's very agile, but nothing suggests that she's a good enough fighter to defeat two trained bodyguards. Besides, they [[spoiler:had an army of gnomes and didn't know that Gideon had a way to neutralize them]], so they may have thought they didn't need any more backup.
8th May '16 10:13:37 PM rufusluciusivan
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* Leaving aside Dipper's reasons to try to reason with him, why did Gideon, who until now has been portrayed as a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] EnfantTerrible with {{Yandere}} tendencies, would even do a HeelFaceTurn so quickly? After all, a few episodes ago, he tried to kill Dipper and Mabel, clearly invoking IfICantHaveYou. And it's made clear (with his treatment of his parents) that he was bad even before Mabel came into the picture. Why would he suddenly feel guilty about his actions, to the point of doing a HeroicSacrifice? After spending 37 episodes being an antogonist while showing few, if any, redeeming qualities, it seems a little rushed and unnatural.

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* Leaving aside Dipper's reasons to try to reason with him, why did would Gideon, who until now has been portrayed as a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] EnfantTerrible with {{Yandere}} tendencies, would even do a HeelFaceTurn so quickly? After all, a few episodes ago, he tried to kill Dipper and Mabel, clearly invoking IfICantHaveYou. And it's made clear (with his treatment of his parents) that he was bad even before Mabel came into the picture. Why would he suddenly feel guilty about his actions, to the point of doing a HeroicSacrifice? After spending 37 episodes being an antogonist while showing few, if any, redeeming qualities, it seems a little rushed and unnatural.
8th May '16 6:52:28 AM rufusluciusivan
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* Leaving aside Dipper's reasons to try to reason with him, why did Gideon, who until now has been portrayed as a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] EnfantTerrible with {{Yandere}} tendencies, would even do a HeelFaceTurn so quickly? After all, a few episodes ago, he tried to kill Dipper and Mabel, clearly invoking IfICantHaveYou. And it's made clear (with his treatment of his parents) that he was bad even before Mabel came into the picture. Why would he suddenly feel guilty about his actions, to the point of doing a HeroicSacrifice? After spending 37 episodes being an antogonist while showing few, if any, redeeming qualities, it seems a little rushed and unnatural.
27th Apr '16 11:59:52 AM luiz4200
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* [[spoiler:It's said that Preston Northwest had to sell his family's manor because he invested his fortune on weirdness bonds. Since Bill had no interest on money, who did issue those bonds in the first place?]]
5th Apr '16 2:49:33 PM FRIII
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** But never cold enough to necessitate wearing a sweater in the summer, Mabel just likes them despite how uncomfortable they must be
31st Mar '16 8:28:19 PM Jayalaw
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** The glasses could become relevant in a later episode.

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** The glasses could become relevant in a later episode.
episode. They belonged to [[spoiler: his twin brother Ford.]]



* Ok in this episode's ending... howcome Ford told Dipper to NEVER TELL MABEL NOR STANLEY ABOUT THE RIFT!?! If Ford told the family about the dangers of the rift, Weirdmageddon would've never happened and the fandombersekbutton would be null and void.

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* Ok in this episode's ending... howcome how come Ford told Dipper to NEVER TELL MABEL NOR STANLEY ABOUT THE RIFT!?! If Ford told the family about the dangers of the rift, Weirdmageddon would've never happened and the fandombersekbutton FandomBerserkButton would be null and void.void.
** Because Ford is an idiot due to his pride and need to keep his mouth shut about everything. As he explains in ''The Last Mabelcorn'', he was too ashamed of falling for Bill's lies and flattery to admit that he messed up and created a device that would destroy their universe. He even didn't want to tell Dipper about the deal, who knows firsthand what it's like to have Bill trick you by making an offer when you're desperate, up until he nearly got his mind erased. In addition, Ford fears that the more people who know about the rift are in greater danger from Bill, an EldritchAbomination who WouldHurtAChild and has done so; he told Dipper because he felt that Dipper had earned his trust by surviving the game with Probabilitor and started resembling a young Ford. That doesn't make Ford's actions right or reasonable, but his motives become more understandable.



** It's still a Disney show. Even though she's a terrifying spider they probably couldn't get it past the sensors because the Bunyan foot crushing her should have killed her.

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** It's still a Disney show. Even though she's a terrifying spider they probably couldn't get it past the sensors censors because the Bunyan foot crushing her should have killed her.her.
** Besides which, if one carefully examines the way she's positioned, the foot is clearly crushing her abdomen, which would kill most spiders. For Darlene, YouAreAlreadyDead but she was hoping to get in one last bit of revenge.


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* So with the Bubble, Mabel either paid a huge price by leaving it, or by staying in it, depending on if one sees it as more of a GildedCage than a LotusEaterMachine. The bubble does give her what she wants, at the cost of shutting out the real world and anyone who clings steadfastly to reality. For Mabel, which was worse in the end? Leaving her version of Paradise, or realizing it was a prison and another of Bill's tricks?
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