History TearJerker / GravityFalls

18th Jul '16 3:06:40 AM Nepeta
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---> '''Mabel[[spoiler:representing Stan]]:''' [[spoiler:Welcome to May May and the Hogg. Top story today: coping with crippling loneliness after losing my co-host.]]

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---> '''Mabel[[spoiler:representing '''Mabel [[spoiler:representing Stan]]:''' [[spoiler:Welcome to May May and the Hogg. Top story today: coping with crippling loneliness after losing my co-host.]]
17th Jul '16 4:08:12 AM KingGhost
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*While it was teaching an excellent lesson, the way Mabel struggles to keep her customers happy is a bit hard to watch, especially since the normally cool and big sister-ish Wendy kind of walks all over her instead of knowing when to work(with Soos, the revealing costume and lack of social skills makes his hesitation understandable). Everything that doesn't work, eventually comes to a distraught end when Mabel finally snaps, and realizes why Stan is so stern.



* Stan's downer speech about life in "Bottomless Pit." Sure, it's hilarious in how abruptly out of nowhere it comes, but the thought that Stan secretly ponders such bleak things is pretty depressing.

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* Stan's downer speech about life in "Bottomless Pit." while watching a tv show with the twins. Sure, it's hilarious in how abruptly out of nowhere it comes, but the thought that Stan secretly ponders such bleak things is pretty depressing.




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** It's a bit sad knowing, as she asks this it never occurs to her that this is how Dipper feels about Wendy, and never makes that empathetic connection throughout the whole series.



* The slumber party, good god...to recap, Dippers forced out of his own room because it's girls only, and eventually forced to sleep outside with dangerous animals (namely a wolf that tries to gnaw his leg off). Needless to say the next morning he's not only miserable, but also heartbroken over the mini-golf corse getting destroyed last night.



[[AC: Dreamscaperers]]



** Poor Waddles cowering in fear of Gideon when he shouts at him to get back in his corner.

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** Poor Waddles cowering in fear of Gideon when he shouts at him to get back in his corner.corner and tortures the poor pig with a training whistle.



* The way Bill tempts Dipper to lend him a 'puppet.' Projecting a series of all the sacrifices Dipper's made for Mabel this summer while asking "Besides, what's your sister done for you lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor?"
** Worse, the fact that Dipper accepts.

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* The way Bill tempts Dipper to lend him a 'puppet.' Projecting a series of all the sacrifices Dipper's made for Mabel this summer while asking "Besides, what's your sister done for you lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor?"
favor?" Th worst part is that he's absolutely right.
** Worse, Worse still, the fact that Dipper accepts.
accepts despite himself.




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** It goes a bit deeper than that, her creators essentially wanted to kill her for being too advanced (acting like an individual, rather than a product), essentially making her first relationship with anyone similar to a parent trying to kill a their child. She's so desperate for the affection that she puts her trust into someone to the point that she'd do anything to make sure the relationship works (she seems to strain herself a little when receiving compliments from Soos for instance).
** Giffany's pained expressions when she's been paused and [[spoiler: essentially being killed by the pizza oven.]]



** The latter makes his son's treatment of him even HarsherInHindsight.

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** The latter makes his son's treatment of him even HarsherInHindsight.HarsherInHindsight, as well as his wife.




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***We never do.




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* The fact that, in spite of not attending the college of his choice, Stanford still got everything he had initially wanted (hell, he states he didn't even mind working harder, and got a sizable grant anyway) effectively making his anger at Grunkle Stan completely unnecessary and pointless. The fact that he actually holds on to this point even when it's shown that his spiral into being a mystery obsessed hermit is his own fault is at the same time infuriating and depressing.




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* Dipper and Mabel basically saying that they have zero faith in Stan if he decides to run on his own without his help, as well as Stan's reaction to this.



** To further twist the knife, it turns out [[spoiler: the unicorn was lying the whole time, and only pulled the whole "pure of heart schtick" so the others would leave her kind alone.]]

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** To further twist the knife, it turns out [[spoiler: the unicorn was lying the whole time, and only pulled the whole "pure of heart schtick" so the others would leave her kind alone.]]alone. To rub salt on the wound she taunts Mabel with a mocking tone after admitting this. the ensuing puch to the face is VERY cathartic.]]
* Stanford knowing how difficult unicorns can be and not trying to set the record straight with Mabel, set her expectations low, or anything else to prepare her.
9th Jul '16 2:20:17 PM Arachnos
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** Arguably Dipper has this treatment worse - while Mabel was shown to have had a bully in 2nd Grade, and it's certainly likely that she's had more than just that one, she still received a sizable collection of Valentine's Day Cards in 4th Grade. Dipper got ''no'' cards, and was subsequently mocked by the entire class for it. Add in that WordOfGod states that Dipper is jealous of how socially competent Mabel is, and it becomes even clearer that while Mabel's friends in Gravity Falls may very well now be her ''best'' friends, Dipper's friends in Gravity Falls may very well be his ''only'' friends.

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** Arguably Dipper has this treatment worse - while Mabel was shown to have had a bully in 2nd Grade, and it's certainly likely that she's had more than just that one, she still received a sizable collection of Valentine's Day Cards in 4th Grade. Dipper got ''no'' cards, and was subsequently mocked by the entire class for it. Add in that WordOfGod states that Dipper is jealous of how socially competent Mabel is, and it becomes even clearer that while Mabel's friends in Gravity Falls may very well now be her ''best'' friends, Dipper's friends in Gravity Falls may very well be his ''only'' friends. Puts his earlier desire to stay and become Ford's apprentice in a completely different light...
9th Jul '16 2:17:33 PM Arachnos
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** It goes far beyond just that. [[spoiler:Until the portal incident, Stanford had dedicated his life to investigating the mysteries of Gravity Falls, and all of his knowledge was recorded within these journals. His research was the reason why he started dealing with Bill in the first place, why he created the portal to the Nightmare Realm. And just like that, it's all gone. With nary a gesture from Bill, years of Ford's work, of his blood, sweat and tears, of braving dangerous creatures and phenomena for the sake of knowledge... all gone up in flames, just like that.]]
9th Jul '16 1:58:06 PM Arachnos
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*** And this is right after it was shown that [[spoiler:Ford is one of the people Dipper can relate the most to, and his only real companion when it comes to "nerdy stuff". The fact that Dipper was willing to try and erase his memories really drives home just how much of a mark [[KnightOfCerebus Bill]] has left on him.]]
5th Jul '16 12:13:44 AM Jaigit1172
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** Luckily, the original theme was implemented into the "Between the Pines" special that aired one week earlier. So even though we didn't get it in the main series, at least that makes up for it.
19th Jun '16 5:34:40 AM n3rd_d4sh
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* In a meta way, the fact we don't get the original theme song one last time. This is the last episode of the series and all we hear are the [[NightmareFuel terrifying "Weirdmageddon" version]] and the (to be fair, pretty awesome) rock cover playing with the battle between Bill and the Mystery Shack robot.
9th Jun '16 2:23:15 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* As the chosen ten townsfolk form the Cipher Wheel in an last ditch effort to stop Bill, Stan and Ford ''still'' can't get along, and end up in a fight after Ford corrects Stanley's grammar, which disrupts the ritual long enough for Bill to imprison everyone except for Dipper and Mabel. [[spoiler: While imprisoned, [[ItsAllMyFault Stan laments over dooming everyone because of his inability to let it go and just take Ford's hand, calling himself "a screw-up" in the process, while the latter takes the blame for making a deal with Bill all those years ago]], leading the two to finally bury the hatchet.]]

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* As the chosen ten townsfolk form the Cipher Wheel in an last ditch effort to stop Bill, Stan and Ford ''still'' can't get along, and end up in a fight after Ford corrects Stanley's grammar, which disrupts the ritual long enough for Bill to imprison everyone except for Dipper and Mabel. [[spoiler: While imprisoned, [[ItsAllMyFault Stan laments over dooming everyone because of his inability to let it go and just take Ford's hand, calling himself "a screw-up" in the process, while the latter takes the blame for making a deal with Bill all those years ago]], leading the two to finally bury the hatchet.]]
27th Apr '16 5:50:28 AM Nepeta
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** Even sadder when you realize Stan was actually telling the story [[spoiler:of himself and Ford's childhood, but with the ending changed to make the Ford stand-in stay with him instead]].

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** Even sadder when you realize Stan was actually telling the story [[spoiler:of himself and Ford's childhood, but with the ending changed to make the Ford stand-in stay with him instead]].
instead]]; it gives the story a whole new meaning...
---> '''Mabel[[spoiler:representing Stan]]:''' [[spoiler:Welcome to May May and the Hogg. Top story today: coping with crippling loneliness after losing my co-host.]]
23rd Apr '16 9:27:42 AM hamza678
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** [[spoiler: Understandable. It made this Troper teary-eyed. Anyone who has a loved one, who is suffering with Dementia, will sadly know all too well how hard and painful this hits at home. You hug them and cry out their name. Only for them to smile nervously back and fail to recognize you, or understand why you're sobbing. Serves as a helping of heartwarming, however, as they work on encouraging him and showing him photo albums of better times.]]
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