History YMMV / GravityFalls

28th Nov '16 8:36:36 AM capthanos
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** With the arrival of [[spoiler:the Apocalypse]] and the show appearing to enter its end game plan, ''[[UpToEleven all]]'' of "Weirdmageddon" is guaranteed to be this upon viewing. [[MultiPartEpisode Pick any part]].



** With the arrival of [[spoiler:the Apocalypse]] and the show appearing to enter its end game plan, ''[[UpToEleven all]]'' of "Weirdmageddon" is guaranteed to be this upon viewing. [[MultiPartEpisode Pick any part]].
28th Nov '16 8:35:53 AM capthanos
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* Hype Backlash: Was pretty much a given. Many enthusiastic fans have elevated the series to a point where newcomers often have high expectations of the series. Many new viewers feel that it is SoOkayItsAverage, and that it does not really set itself apart from other animated shows of the 2010s era.

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* Hype Backlash: HypeBacklash: Was pretty much a given. Many enthusiastic fans have elevated the series to a point where newcomers often have high expectations of the series. Many new viewers feel that it is SoOkayItsAverage, and that it does not really set itself apart from other animated shows of the 2010s era.
28th Nov '16 8:35:36 AM capthanos
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* Hype Backlash: Was pretty much a given. Many enthusiastic fans have elevated the series to a point where newcomers often have high expectations of the series. Many new viewers feel that it is SoOkayItsAverage, and that it does not really set itself apart from other animated shows of the 2010s era.
28th Nov '16 1:22:20 AM Loekman3
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* AngstWhatAngst: Although this is mostly necessary for a comedic series centered around horrifying supernatural events (aired by Disney, no less), it's not so exaggerated with most characters that they find fighting enormous monsters to be fun. Intentionally taken UpToEleven with Mabel, though, to the point where her bizarre and inappropriate reactions to dangerous situations (like finding the fun in "trick-or-treat or die") are sometimes called out by others.

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Although this is mostly necessary for a comedic series centered around horrifying supernatural events (aired by Disney, no less), it's not so exaggerated with most characters that they find fighting enormous monsters to be fun. Intentionally taken UpToEleven with Mabel, though, to the point where her bizarre and inappropriate reactions to dangerous situations (like finding the fun in "trick-or-treat or die") are sometimes called out by others.


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** For some reason, despite the brutalizing events of Bill's Weirdmageddon, the Pines family seemed awfully optimistic considering that they have experienced several near death experiences at the hands of Bill. This is especially the case for Dipper and Mabel considering that as kids, should probably be traumatized by their encounters with Bill.
23rd Nov '16 4:33:41 PM ectostar
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** Also after "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future",, [[spoiler:some fans see Dipper and Mabel's relationship previous to Ford's arrival as the ideal sibling relationship that they should be trying to return to, and see Ford's offer for Dipper to live with him separately from Mabel as a horrible thing (since their refreshing, loving, non-squabbling sibling team-up is one of the things drew people into the show in the first season). Others see Ford's offer as him trying to provide a way for Dipper to [[http://221bcecil.tumblr.com/post/131116754470 grow out of the pattern of unhealthy co-dependence and identity issues]] being a twin has given both him and his sister--something Stan and Ford didn't manage to do peacefully, hence their awful relationship as adults.]]

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** Also after "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future",, Future", [[spoiler:some fans see Dipper and Mabel's relationship previous to Ford's arrival as the ideal sibling relationship that they should be trying to return to, and see Ford's offer for Dipper to live with him separately from Mabel as a horrible thing (since their refreshing, loving, non-squabbling sibling team-up is one of the things drew people into the show in the first season). Others see Ford's offer as him trying to provide a way for Dipper to [[http://221bcecil.tumblr.com/post/131116754470 grow out of the pattern of unhealthy co-dependence and identity issues]] being a twin has given both him and his sister--something Stan and Ford didn't manage to do peacefully, hence their awful relationship as adults.]]



** One theory that's been gaining traction is that Bill took over Dipper's body while he was turned to wood in "Northwest Mansion Mystery",, and has been subtly arranging his master plan ever since. Alternatively, while not directly possessing him, Bill is also theorized to have a subtle influence on Dipper's thoughts.

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** One theory that's been gaining traction is that Bill took over Dipper's body while he was turned to wood in "Northwest Mansion Mystery",, Mystery", and has been subtly arranging his master plan ever since. Alternatively, while not directly possessing him, Bill is also theorized to have a subtle influence on Dipper's thoughts.



** "Little Gift Shop of Horror" has the short story "Abaconings",, which goes out of its way to show that using your gifts to help better humanity isn't as important as your best friend being comfortable with your life choices. Also, you shouldn't accept changes in your friends even if they're happy about them, and are right to ask them to return to how they were if the changes make you uncomfortable.

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** "Little Gift Shop of Horror" has the short story "Abaconings",, "Abaconings", which goes out of its way to show that using your gifts to help better humanity isn't as important as your best friend being comfortable with your life choices. Also, you shouldn't accept changes in your friends even if they're happy about them, and are right to ask them to return to how they were if the changes make you uncomfortable.



** "Mabifica" (Mabel/Pacifica) has gained traction along with "Dipifica",, out of the desire to see the two girls interact more. It's a bit of a base breaking ship, partially because of its rivalry with Dipifica and partially because it's rare to find fanwork featuring it without its even more controversial [[ShipMates Ship Mate]], Billdip.

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** "Mabifica" (Mabel/Pacifica) has gained traction along with "Dipifica",, "Dipifica", out of the desire to see the two girls interact more. It's a bit of a base breaking ship, partially because of its rivalry with Dipifica and partially because it's rare to find fanwork featuring it without its even more controversial [[ShipMates Ship Mate]], Billdip.



** Bill Cipher/The Author [[spoiler:(Ford Pines)]] has been skyrocketing in popularity since "The Last Mabelcorn",, [[HoYay for]] [[FoeYay some]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends rather]] [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/fa6fb43d9e102a7989d40f7afe3ef736/tumblr_nuc3adhkUQ1squv1io4_1280.jpg understandable]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/c29cf196e69d006430d4e28a83fbb25f/tumblr_nuc5phhyeU1r0i0mqo4_1280.gif reasons.]]

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** Bill Cipher/The Author [[spoiler:(Ford Pines)]] has been skyrocketing in popularity since "The Last Mabelcorn",, Mabelcorn", [[HoYay for]] [[FoeYay some]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends rather]] [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/fa6fb43d9e102a7989d40f7afe3ef736/tumblr_nuc3adhkUQ1squv1io4_1280.jpg understandable]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/c29cf196e69d006430d4e28a83fbb25f/tumblr_nuc5phhyeU1r0i0mqo4_1280.gif reasons.]]



** Gideon [[spoiler:trying to kill Dipper with ''lamb shears'' in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"]] becomes more disturbing and/or [[HilariousInHindsight inappropriately giggle-worthy]] after "The Inconveniencing",, when the viewer finds out that [[spoiler:Dipper used to dress up in a lamb outfit and dance around in it.]]

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** Gideon [[spoiler:trying to kill Dipper with ''lamb shears'' in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"]] becomes more disturbing and/or [[HilariousInHindsight inappropriately giggle-worthy]] after "The Inconveniencing",, Inconveniencing", when the viewer finds out that [[spoiler:Dipper used to dress up in a lamb outfit and dance around in it.]]



** In "Bottomless Pit!" Soos's made-up story involves him having to choose between his high pinball score -- his "greatest achievement" at the time and the twins' lives. He [[FriendOrIdolDecision chooses the twins]]. Fast-forward to "Not What He Seems",, where he hopes that helping Stan will mean that the former adopts him, but gives up that dream -- voluntarily, mind you-- to save the twins again when it seems [[spoiler: that the portal will cause the apocalypse]]. WhatYouAreInTheDark indeed, Soos!

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** In "Bottomless Pit!" Soos's made-up story involves him having to choose between his high pinball score -- his "greatest achievement" at the time and the twins' lives. He [[FriendOrIdolDecision chooses the twins]]. Fast-forward to "Not What He Seems",, Seems", where he hopes that helping Stan will mean that the former adopts him, but gives up that dream -- voluntarily, mind you-- to save the twins again when it seems [[spoiler: that the portal will cause the apocalypse]]. WhatYouAreInTheDark indeed, Soos!



** Dipper justifies cheating to beat Pacifica in "The Golf War" by saying that her rich status allows her to "cheat at life." In "Northwest Mansion Mystery",, Pacifica gets into HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: after her parents use her to hire Dipper to stop the ghost and when she finds hidden paintings of her ancestors cheating ''everyone'' at life]].

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** Dipper justifies cheating to beat Pacifica in "The Golf War" by saying that her rich status allows her to "cheat at life." In "Northwest Mansion Mystery",, Mystery", Pacifica gets into HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: after her parents use her to hire Dipper to stop the ghost and when she finds hidden paintings of her ancestors cheating ''everyone'' at life]].



** In "Mabel's Guide to Dating",, one of the shorts aired between season 1 and season 2, Mabel advises that if a relationship isn't working out, you should "force it!" Over half a season later, [[spoiler:when fearing that her relationship with Dipper is on the brink, Mabel takes up an offer from Billendin to ''literally'' force it--by intending to make Dipper and her summer friends stay with her forever by stopping time. [[HellOnEarth Things don't go well]].]]

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** In "Mabel's Guide to Dating",, Dating", one of the shorts aired between season 1 and season 2, Mabel advises that if a relationship isn't working out, you should "force it!" Over half a season later, [[spoiler:when fearing that her relationship with Dipper is on the brink, Mabel takes up an offer from Billendin to ''literally'' force it--by intending to make Dipper and her summer friends stay with her forever by stopping time. [[HellOnEarth Things don't go well]].]]



*** Stan justifies his tough treatment of Dipper by showing that his dad treated him similarly, which taught him to be strong and fight back. [[spoiler:But "Not What He Seems" flashes a book called ''Daddy Issues'' on his book shelf, and "A Tale of Two Stans" shows that Stan's father Filbrick's rough treatment went beyond just simple "encouragement to be strong",, both implying that the way Filbrick treated his sons actually emotionally scarred at ''least'' Stanley if not both Stan twins. Knowing this, Stan's calm decision to treat Dipper similar to how his father treated him, even if Stan is just making Dipper do a lot more (admittedly unsafe and grueling) chores, gets a lot more messed up and really makes you wonder what the ''heck'' is going on with Stan [[DaddyIssues psychologically.]]]]

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*** Stan justifies his tough treatment of Dipper by showing that his dad treated him similarly, which taught him to be strong and fight back. [[spoiler:But "Not What He Seems" flashes a book called ''Daddy Issues'' on his book shelf, and "A Tale of Two Stans" shows that Stan's father Filbrick's rough treatment went beyond just simple "encouragement to be strong",, strong", both implying that the way Filbrick treated his sons actually emotionally scarred at ''least'' Stanley if not both Stan twins. Knowing this, Stan's calm decision to treat Dipper similar to how his father treated him, even if Stan is just making Dipper do a lot more (admittedly unsafe and grueling) chores, gets a lot more messed up and really makes you wonder what the ''heck'' is going on with Stan [[DaddyIssues psychologically.]]]]



** [[spoiler:In "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future",, Ford asks Dipper if being a twin was suffocating for him. Immediately after this episode aired, the game ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'' was released, implying, among other things, that Dipper almost died of asphyxiation at birth, nearly strangled by one of the two umbilical cords in the womb.]]

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** [[spoiler:In "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future",, Future", Ford asks Dipper if being a twin was suffocating for him. Immediately after this episode aired, the game ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'' was released, implying, among other things, that Dipper almost died of asphyxiation at birth, nearly strangled by one of the two umbilical cords in the womb.]]



** Soos [[spoiler:wearing Stan's fez and saying "Some day",, in "Little Dipper" is a lot more satisfying knowing that day comes in the finale.]]

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** Soos [[spoiler:wearing Stan's fez and saying "Some day",, day", in "Little Dipper" is a lot more satisfying knowing that day comes in the finale.]]



** More proof of why Creator/AlexHirsch is a TrollingCreator: for about half of season two Dipper, Soos, Wendy and Mabel assume that [[spoiler: the laptop in the bunker belonged to the Author]]. When we get to [[spoiler: "A Tale of Two Stans",, the Author shows his contempt at [[ItWillNeverCatchOn the thought of personal computers becoming successful]].]]

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** More proof of why Creator/AlexHirsch is a TrollingCreator: for about half of season two Dipper, Soos, Wendy and Mabel assume that [[spoiler: the laptop in the bunker belonged to the Author]]. When we get to [[spoiler: "A Tale of Two Stans",, Stans", the Author shows his contempt at [[ItWillNeverCatchOn the thought of personal computers becoming successful]].]]



** The following episode, "A Tale of Two Stans",, is also pretty heavy. [[spoiler: We find out the backstories of Stan and the author of the journals, Stan's brother. Stan really is the twins' great uncle, but he faked his death and took on his brother's name and identity and became Stanford, because Stanford got flung into the portal. We learn how Stan and Ford lived before Gravity Falls, and we also learn how the portal even came to be and what traumatized [=McGucket=] enough to drive him to wipe his own mind]].

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** The following episode, "A Tale of Two Stans",, Stans", is also pretty heavy. [[spoiler: We find out the backstories of Stan and the author of the journals, Stan's brother. Stan really is the twins' great uncle, but he faked his death and took on his brother's name and identity and became Stanford, because Stanford got flung into the portal. We learn how Stan and Ford lived before Gravity Falls, and we also learn how the portal even came to be and what traumatized [=McGucket=] enough to drive him to wipe his own mind]].



** Pacifica Northwest in "The Golf War". Her jerkass attitude is implied to come from parental pressure, and her obsession with wealth and material value seems to be compensation for the fact that, along with their pressure, her parents are selfishly absent for most of her life. This gets worse in "Northwest Manor Mystery",, where it turns out they did ''something'' to her that causes her to instantly stop any rebellious action from just the sound of a bell ringing. Thankfully, she seems to be getting nicer to Mabel and [[ShipTease Dipper]], at the end of both these episodes.

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** Pacifica Northwest in "The Golf War". Her jerkass attitude is implied to come from parental pressure, and her obsession with wealth and material value seems to be compensation for the fact that, along with their pressure, her parents are selfishly absent for most of her life. This gets worse in "Northwest Manor Mystery",, Mystery", where it turns out they did ''something'' to her that causes her to instantly stop any rebellious action from just the sound of a bell ringing. Thankfully, she seems to be getting nicer to Mabel and [[ShipTease Dipper]], at the end of both these episodes.



** Grunkle Stan. In "The Legend Of the Gobblewonker",, he uttered the line "Who wants to put on blindfolds and get in my car?" and, later in the same episode, is made to wear a tracking bracelet on his ankle after we see him harassing a young boy about fishing tips and being chased off by the boy's mother. To add fuel to this, Grunkle Stan seemed oddly comfortable to have TheTalk with Mabel [[FreakyFridayFlip (in Dipper's body).]]

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** Grunkle Stan. In "The Legend Of the Gobblewonker",, Gobblewonker", he uttered the line "Who wants to put on blindfolds and get in my car?" and, later in the same episode, is made to wear a tracking bracelet on his ankle after we see him harassing a young boy about fishing tips and being chased off by the boy's mother. To add fuel to this, Grunkle Stan seemed oddly comfortable to have TheTalk with Mabel [[FreakyFridayFlip (in Dipper's body).]]



** [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL]] (This reference has been more or less common from Cipher's inception, but caught fire as a fandom response to [[spoiler:the ominous ending of "The Stanchurian Candidate",, which foreshadowed Bill's return]].)

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** [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL]] (This reference has been more or less common from Cipher's inception, but caught fire as a fandom response to [[spoiler:the ominous ending of "The Stanchurian Candidate",, Candidate", which foreshadowed Bill's return]].)



** Dryly announcing [[SarcasmMode another hiatus]].[[note]] After the half-a-year hiatus following "Not What He Seems",, it's become a RunningGag in the fandom.[[/note]]
*** "tfw no gf",, a common complaint. (The original meme, of course, stands for "that feel when no girlfriend.")

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** Dryly announcing [[SarcasmMode another hiatus]].[[note]] After the half-a-year hiatus following "Not What He Seems",, Seems", it's become a RunningGag in the fandom.[[/note]]
*** "tfw no gf",, gf", a common complaint. (The original meme, of course, stands for "that feel when no girlfriend.")



** The phrase, "Listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets",, as well as variations thereof, appears to be becoming memetic. [[note]]Bill Cipher began his NewEraSpeech with this line in "Weirdmageddon Part 1."[[/note]]

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** The phrase, "Listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets",, puppets", as well as variations thereof, appears to be becoming memetic. [[note]]Bill Cipher began his NewEraSpeech with this line in "Weirdmageddon Part 1."[[/note]]



** In "Roadside Attraction",, Stan's advice to help Dipper get over Wendy (that Dipper should practice talking to girls while on their roadtrip) is treated as being "kind of a jerk" and Dipper's actions while following said advice are treated as morally reprehensible, but Stan's right in that the more you do it, the better you get at it. In addition, Stan encouraged Dipper to show confidence, which was exactly what Dipper lacked around girls. Stan's advice was also more specific with Dippers situation rather than Mabel's advice, which was to just move on despite her knowledge of Dipper's awkwardness.

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** In "Roadside Attraction",, Attraction", Stan's advice to help Dipper get over Wendy (that Dipper should practice talking to girls while on their roadtrip) is treated as being "kind of a jerk" and Dipper's actions while following said advice are treated as morally reprehensible, but Stan's right in that the more you do it, the better you get at it. In addition, Stan encouraged Dipper to show confidence, which was exactly what Dipper lacked around girls. Stan's advice was also more specific with Dippers situation rather than Mabel's advice, which was to just move on despite her knowledge of Dipper's awkwardness.



** In "Roadside Attraction",, the girls who get mad at Dipper in the episode for "flirting" with a different girl at every new tourist trap are this. We're supposed to feel bad for them and know that Dipper is in the wrong for his unfaithful flirtations, but considering each girl only had one simple, non-romantic conversation with him, gave Dipper their numbers to keep in touch, and really had no expectations to ever see him again, the idea that they would assume they were now anything more than friends and get mad at Dipper for hanging out with other girls is ''absolutely ridiculous''. By domino effect, this causes Candy's more justifiable hurt to ''also'' become unsympathetic, because Mabel, Candy, and Grenda's anger at Dipper is based entirely on [[MistakenForCheating the other girls' words rather than anything Dipper did wrong]], but the situation is never addressed as anything other than Dipper's fault, with Mabel even hissing "''Betrayer!''" at him when he tries to apologize.

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** In "Roadside Attraction",, Attraction", the girls who get mad at Dipper in the episode for "flirting" with a different girl at every new tourist trap are this. We're supposed to feel bad for them and know that Dipper is in the wrong for his unfaithful flirtations, but considering each girl only had one simple, non-romantic conversation with him, gave Dipper their numbers to keep in touch, and really had no expectations to ever see him again, the idea that they would assume they were now anything more than friends and get mad at Dipper for hanging out with other girls is ''absolutely ridiculous''. By domino effect, this causes Candy's more justifiable hurt to ''also'' become unsympathetic, because Mabel, Candy, and Grenda's anger at Dipper is based entirely on [[MistakenForCheating the other girls' words rather than anything Dipper did wrong]], but the situation is never addressed as anything other than Dipper's fault, with Mabel even hissing "''Betrayer!''" at him when he tries to apologize.



*** This got a nod in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons",, where Soos said that he predicted [[ShowWithinAShow Duck-tective]] [[spoiler:having a twin brother]] a year before the episode aired.

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*** This got a nod in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons",, Dungeons", where Soos said that he predicted [[ShowWithinAShow Duck-tective]] [[spoiler:having a twin brother]] a year before the episode aired.



*** In "Sock Opera",, when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn",, it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuses towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.

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*** In "Sock Opera",, Opera", when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn",, Mabelcorn", it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuses towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.
20th Nov '16 11:06:20 AM hellwolf99
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** Well liked by fans of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' due to the shows having similar premises and aesthetics. This was reinforced when Cecil Baldwin, who voices the main character Cecil Palmer, was confirmed to be voicing a character named "Tad Strange" in Gravity Falls.

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** Well liked by fans of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' due to the shows having similar premises and aesthetics. This was reinforced when Cecil Baldwin, who voices the main character Cecil Palmer, was confirmed to be voicing a character JokeCharacter named "Tad Strange" in Gravity Falls.
18th Nov '16 5:33:08 AM ectostar
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** The Wealthy. Not only do you have Pacifica Northwest and her family (which gives rise to Dipper's very apt line, "Mabel, Pacifica's ''rich.'' She's cheating at ''life''.") but background characters, like the kid in Fight Fighters who gets his brand new car smashed to scrap metal, only to be assured by his dad that they'll "Just buy another one!" Answer: "I love being rich." Taken UpToEleven and beyond in "Northwest Mansion Mystery", which shows Pacifica's father as an elitist, classist {{Jerkass}}, as well as an emotionally abusive father. One could argue that with "Northwest Mansion Mystery," the series-long correlation of wealth and selfishness has moved from being "comic relief" to "important thematic underpinning of the show."

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** The Wealthy. Not only do you have Pacifica Northwest and her family (which gives rise to Dipper's very apt line, "Mabel, Pacifica's ''rich.'' She's cheating at ''life''.") but background characters, like the kid in Fight Fighters who gets his brand new car smashed to scrap metal, only to be assured by his dad that they'll "Just buy another one!" Answer: "I love being rich." Taken UpToEleven and beyond in "Northwest Mansion Mystery", which shows Pacifica's father as an elitist, classist {{Jerkass}}, as well as an emotionally abusive father. One could argue that with "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Mystery", the series-long correlation of wealth and selfishness has moved from being "comic relief" to "important thematic underpinning of the show."



** Subverted in "The Last Mabelcorn," as Dipper shows that underneath his calm façade, he's been deeply scarred by many of the events of the summer--especially by Bill.

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** Subverted in "The Last Mabelcorn," Mabelcorn", as Dipper shows that underneath his calm façade, he's been deeply scarred by many of the events of the summer--especially by Bill.



** Mabel reaches the climax of her CharacterDevelopment at the end of "Weirdmageddon Part 2," telling Dipper that she's okay with him staying in Gravity Falls with Ford if it's really what he wants (incidentally, the very issue that caused her to unknowingly hand victory to Bill in the first place, which caused a deeply BrokenBase over how much it was her fault).
** After dismissing [[spoiler: Mabel in "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future]], Ford accidentally reveals that [[spoiler: she and Dipper are his one weakness and he would have allowed Bill to destroy the world on the off-chance that a ConsummateLiar demon would spare them]].

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** Mabel reaches the climax of her CharacterDevelopment at the end of "Weirdmageddon Part 2," 2", telling Dipper that she's okay with him staying in Gravity Falls with Ford if it's really what he wants (incidentally, the very issue that caused her to unknowingly hand victory to Bill in the first place, which caused a deeply BrokenBase over how much it was her fault).
** After dismissing [[spoiler: Mabel in "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future]], Future"]], Ford accidentally reveals that [[spoiler: she and Dipper are his one weakness and he would have allowed Bill to destroy the world on the off-chance that a ConsummateLiar demon would spare them]].



** Mabel is one of the show's most popular characters with a huge, adoring fanbase that goes insane every time she's onscreen, but she does have her detractors who find her to be selfish, annoying and self-righteous. There are also some genuine Mabel fans who find some of her parts in Season 2 to be poorly written. By "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," the controversy around her has practically become a FandomBerserkButton. Discussing any conflict or problem related to her will lead to [[FlameWar curses and threats being sent your way]] from ''someone'' on tumblr, no matter your stance on the issue.

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** Mabel is one of the show's most popular characters with a huge, adoring fanbase that goes insane every time she's onscreen, but she does have her detractors who find her to be selfish, annoying and self-righteous. There are also some genuine Mabel fans who find some of her parts in Season 2 to be poorly written. By "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," Future", the controversy around her has practically become a FandomBerserkButton. Discussing any conflict or problem related to her will lead to [[FlameWar curses and threats being sent your way]] from ''someone'' on tumblr, no matter your stance on the issue.



** Wendy, among older fans who find she doesn't fit well with the rest of the ensemble and mostly just exists for Dipper to have a quasi-love interest. She becomes this even more so in Season 2, when after [[spoiler: letting Dipper down easy in "Into the Bunker,"]] her appearances in latest episodes become somewhat unnecessary due to the Wendy/Dipper [[spoiler: ShipSinking]] and have also TookALevelInJerkass in "The Love God" after [[spoiler: learning Tambry and Robbie are dating and along with Nate and Lee decided to ditch going to Woodstock with Dipper and Thompson (especially Thompson, who did not want to go back to having no friends and even sold his watch to get tickets, not much to Wendy's, Nate's and Lee's concern) against their pleas not to]].

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** Wendy, among older fans who find she doesn't fit well with the rest of the ensemble and mostly just exists for Dipper to have a quasi-love interest. She becomes this even more so in Season 2, when after [[spoiler: letting Dipper down easy in "Into the Bunker,"]] Bunker"]], her appearances in latest episodes become somewhat unnecessary due to the Wendy/Dipper [[spoiler: ShipSinking]] and have also TookALevelInJerkass in "The Love God" after [[spoiler: learning Tambry and Robbie are dating and along with Nate and Lee decided to ditch going to Woodstock with Dipper and Thompson (especially Thompson, who did not want to go back to having no friends and even sold his watch to get tickets, not much to Wendy's, Nate's and Lee's concern) against their pleas not to]].



** Also after "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," [[spoiler:some fans see Dipper and Mabel's relationship previous to Ford's arrival as the ideal sibling relationship that they should be trying to return to, and see Ford's offer for Dipper to live with him separately from Mabel as a horrible thing (since their refreshing, loving, non-squabbling sibling team-up is one of the things drew people into the show in the first season). Others see Ford's offer as him trying to provide a way for Dipper to [[http://221bcecil.tumblr.com/post/131116754470 grow out of the pattern of unhealthy co-dependence and identity issues]] being a twin has given both him and his sister--something Stan and Ford didn't manage to do peacefully, hence their awful relationship as adults.]]

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** Also after "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," Future",, [[spoiler:some fans see Dipper and Mabel's relationship previous to Ford's arrival as the ideal sibling relationship that they should be trying to return to, and see Ford's offer for Dipper to live with him separately from Mabel as a horrible thing (since their refreshing, loving, non-squabbling sibling team-up is one of the things drew people into the show in the first season). Others see Ford's offer as him trying to provide a way for Dipper to [[http://221bcecil.tumblr.com/post/131116754470 grow out of the pattern of unhealthy co-dependence and identity issues]] being a twin has given both him and his sister--something Stan and Ford didn't manage to do peacefully, hence their awful relationship as adults.]]



** One theory that's been gaining traction is that Bill took over Dipper's body while he was turned to wood in "Northwest Mansion Mystery," and has been subtly arranging his master plan ever since. Alternatively, while not directly possessing him, Bill is also theorized to have a subtle influence on Dipper's thoughts.

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** One theory that's been gaining traction is that Bill took over Dipper's body while he was turned to wood in "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Mystery",, and has been subtly arranging his master plan ever since. Alternatively, while not directly possessing him, Bill is also theorized to have a subtle influence on Dipper's thoughts.



** "Little Gift Shop of Horror" has the short story "Abaconings," which goes out of its way to show that using your gifts to help better humanity isn't as important as your best friend being comfortable with your life choices. Also, you shouldn't accept changes in your friends even if they're happy about them, and are right to ask them to return to how they were if the changes make you uncomfortable.

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** "Little Gift Shop of Horror" has the short story "Abaconings," "Abaconings",, which goes out of its way to show that using your gifts to help better humanity isn't as important as your best friend being comfortable with your life choices. Also, you shouldn't accept changes in your friends even if they're happy about them, and are right to ask them to return to how they were if the changes make you uncomfortable.



** "Mabifica" (Mabel/Pacifica) has gained traction along with "Dipifica," out of the desire to see the two girls interact more. It's a bit of a base breaking ship, partially because of its rivalry with Dipifica and partially because it's rare to find fanwork featuring it without its even more controversial [[ShipMates Ship Mate]], Billdip.

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** "Mabifica" (Mabel/Pacifica) has gained traction along with "Dipifica," "Dipifica",, out of the desire to see the two girls interact more. It's a bit of a base breaking ship, partially because of its rivalry with Dipifica and partially because it's rare to find fanwork featuring it without its even more controversial [[ShipMates Ship Mate]], Billdip.



** Bill Cipher/The Author [[spoiler:(Ford Pines)]] has been skyrocketing in popularity since "The Last Mabelcorn," [[HoYay for]] [[FoeYay some]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends rather]] [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/fa6fb43d9e102a7989d40f7afe3ef736/tumblr_nuc3adhkUQ1squv1io4_1280.jpg understandable]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/c29cf196e69d006430d4e28a83fbb25f/tumblr_nuc5phhyeU1r0i0mqo4_1280.gif reasons.]]

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** Bill Cipher/The Author [[spoiler:(Ford Pines)]] has been skyrocketing in popularity since "The Last Mabelcorn," Mabelcorn",, [[HoYay for]] [[FoeYay some]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends rather]] [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/fa6fb43d9e102a7989d40f7afe3ef736/tumblr_nuc3adhkUQ1squv1io4_1280.jpg understandable]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/c29cf196e69d006430d4e28a83fbb25f/tumblr_nuc5phhyeU1r0i0mqo4_1280.gif reasons.]]



** Gideon [[spoiler:trying to kill Dipper with ''lamb shears'' in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"]] becomes more disturbing and/or [[HilariousInHindsight inappropriately giggle-worthy]] after "The Inconveniencing," when the viewer finds out that [[spoiler:Dipper used to dress up in a lamb outfit and dance around in it.]]

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** Gideon [[spoiler:trying to kill Dipper with ''lamb shears'' in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"]] becomes more disturbing and/or [[HilariousInHindsight inappropriately giggle-worthy]] after "The Inconveniencing," Inconveniencing",, when the viewer finds out that [[spoiler:Dipper used to dress up in a lamb outfit and dance around in it.]]



** In "Bottomless Pit!" Soos's made-up story involves him having to choose between his high pinball score -- his "greatest achievement" at the time and the twins' lives. He [[FriendOrIdolDecision chooses the twins]]. Fast-forward to "Not What He Seems," where he hopes that helping Stan will mean that the former adopts him, but gives up that dream -- voluntarily, mind you-- to save the twins again when it seems [[spoiler: that the portal will cause the apocalypse]]. WhatYouAreInTheDark indeed, Soos!

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** In "Bottomless Pit!" Soos's made-up story involves him having to choose between his high pinball score -- his "greatest achievement" at the time and the twins' lives. He [[FriendOrIdolDecision chooses the twins]]. Fast-forward to "Not What He Seems," Seems",, where he hopes that helping Stan will mean that the former adopts him, but gives up that dream -- voluntarily, mind you-- to save the twins again when it seems [[spoiler: that the portal will cause the apocalypse]]. WhatYouAreInTheDark indeed, Soos!



** Dipper justifies cheating to beat Pacifica in "The Golf War" by saying that her rich status allows her to "cheat at life." In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Pacifica gets into HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: after her parents use her to hire Dipper to stop the ghost and when she finds hidden paintings of her ancestors cheating ''everyone'' at life]].

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** Dipper justifies cheating to beat Pacifica in "The Golf War" by saying that her rich status allows her to "cheat at life." In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Mystery",, Pacifica gets into HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: after her parents use her to hire Dipper to stop the ghost and when she finds hidden paintings of her ancestors cheating ''everyone'' at life]].



** In "Mabel's Guide to Dating," one of the shorts aired between season 1 and season 2, Mabel advises that if a relationship isn't working out, you should "force it!" Over half a season later, [[spoiler:when fearing that her relationship with Dipper is on the brink, Mabel takes up an offer from Billendin to ''literally'' force it--by intending to make Dipper and her summer friends stay with her forever by stopping time. [[HellOnEarth Things don't go well]].]]

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** In "Mabel's Guide to Dating," Dating",, one of the shorts aired between season 1 and season 2, Mabel advises that if a relationship isn't working out, you should "force it!" Over half a season later, [[spoiler:when fearing that her relationship with Dipper is on the brink, Mabel takes up an offer from Billendin to ''literally'' force it--by intending to make Dipper and her summer friends stay with her forever by stopping time. [[HellOnEarth Things don't go well]].]]



*** Stan justifies his tough treatment of Dipper by showing that his dad treated him similarly, which taught him to be strong and fight back. [[spoiler:But "Not What He Seems" flashes a book called ''Daddy Issues'' on his book shelf, and "A Tale of Two Stans" shows that Stan's father Filbrick's rough treatment went beyond just simple "encouragement to be strong," both implying that the way Filbrick treated his sons actually emotionally scarred at ''least'' Stanley if not both Stan twins. Knowing this, Stan's calm decision to treat Dipper similar to how his father treated him, even if Stan is just making Dipper do a lot more (admittedly unsafe and grueling) chores, gets a lot more messed up and really makes you wonder what the ''heck'' is going on with Stan [[DaddyIssues psychologically.]]]]

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*** Stan justifies his tough treatment of Dipper by showing that his dad treated him similarly, which taught him to be strong and fight back. [[spoiler:But "Not What He Seems" flashes a book called ''Daddy Issues'' on his book shelf, and "A Tale of Two Stans" shows that Stan's father Filbrick's rough treatment went beyond just simple "encouragement to be strong," strong",, both implying that the way Filbrick treated his sons actually emotionally scarred at ''least'' Stanley if not both Stan twins. Knowing this, Stan's calm decision to treat Dipper similar to how his father treated him, even if Stan is just making Dipper do a lot more (admittedly unsafe and grueling) chores, gets a lot more messed up and really makes you wonder what the ''heck'' is going on with Stan [[DaddyIssues psychologically.]]]]



** [[spoiler:In "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," Ford asks Dipper if being a twin was suffocating for him. Immediately after this episode aired, the game ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'' was released, implying, among other things, that Dipper almost died of asphyxiation at birth, nearly strangled by one of the two umbilical cords in the womb.]]

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** [[spoiler:In "Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future," Future",, Ford asks Dipper if being a twin was suffocating for him. Immediately after this episode aired, the game ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'' was released, implying, among other things, that Dipper almost died of asphyxiation at birth, nearly strangled by one of the two umbilical cords in the womb.]]



** Soos [[spoiler:wearing Stan's fez and saying "Some day," in "Little Dipper" is a lot more satisfying knowing that day comes in the finale.]]

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** Soos [[spoiler:wearing Stan's fez and saying "Some day," day",, in "Little Dipper" is a lot more satisfying knowing that day comes in the finale.]]



** More proof of why Creator/AlexHirsch is a TrollingCreator: for about half of season two Dipper, Soos, Wendy and Mabel assume that [[spoiler: the laptop in the bunker belonged to the Author]]. When we get to [[spoiler: "A Tale of Two Stans," the Author shows his contempt at [[ItWillNeverCatchOn the thought of personal computers becoming successful]].]]

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** More proof of why Creator/AlexHirsch is a TrollingCreator: for about half of season two Dipper, Soos, Wendy and Mabel assume that [[spoiler: the laptop in the bunker belonged to the Author]]. When we get to [[spoiler: "A Tale of Two Stans," Stans",, the Author shows his contempt at [[ItWillNeverCatchOn the thought of personal computers becoming successful]].]]



** The following episode, "A Tale of Two Stans," is also pretty heavy. [[spoiler: We find out the backstories of Stan and the author of the journals, Stan's brother. Stan really is the twins' great uncle, but he faked his death and took on his brother's name and identity and became Stanford, because Stanford got flung into the portal. We learn how Stan and Ford lived before Gravity Falls, and we also learn how the portal even came to be and what traumatized [=McGucket=] enough to drive him to wipe his own mind]].

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** The following episode, "A Tale of Two Stans," Stans",, is also pretty heavy. [[spoiler: We find out the backstories of Stan and the author of the journals, Stan's brother. Stan really is the twins' great uncle, but he faked his death and took on his brother's name and identity and became Stanford, because Stanford got flung into the portal. We learn how Stan and Ford lived before Gravity Falls, and we also learn how the portal even came to be and what traumatized [=McGucket=] enough to drive him to wipe his own mind]].



** Pacifica Northwest in "The Golf War". Her jerkass attitude is implied to come from parental pressure, and her obsession with wealth and material value seems to be compensation for the fact that, along with their pressure, her parents are selfishly absent for most of her life. This gets worse in "Northwest Manor Mystery," where it turns out they did ''something'' to her that causes her to instantly stop any rebellious action from just the sound of a bell ringing. Thankfully, she seems to be getting nicer to Mabel and [[ShipTease Dipper]], at the end of both these episodes.

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** Pacifica Northwest in "The Golf War". Her jerkass attitude is implied to come from parental pressure, and her obsession with wealth and material value seems to be compensation for the fact that, along with their pressure, her parents are selfishly absent for most of her life. This gets worse in "Northwest Manor Mystery," Mystery",, where it turns out they did ''something'' to her that causes her to instantly stop any rebellious action from just the sound of a bell ringing. Thankfully, she seems to be getting nicer to Mabel and [[ShipTease Dipper]], at the end of both these episodes.



** Grunkle Stan. In "The Legend Of the Gobblewonker," he uttered the line "Who wants to put on blindfolds and get in my car?" and, later in the same episode, is made to wear a tracking bracelet on his ankle after we see him harassing a young boy about fishing tips and being chased off by the boy's mother. To add fuel to this, Grunkle Stan seemed oddly comfortable to have TheTalk with Mabel [[FreakyFridayFlip (in Dipper's body).]]

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** Grunkle Stan. In "The Legend Of the Gobblewonker," Gobblewonker",, he uttered the line "Who wants to put on blindfolds and get in my car?" and, later in the same episode, is made to wear a tracking bracelet on his ankle after we see him harassing a young boy about fishing tips and being chased off by the boy's mother. To add fuel to this, Grunkle Stan seemed oddly comfortable to have TheTalk with Mabel [[FreakyFridayFlip (in Dipper's body).]]



** [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL]] (This reference has been more or less common from Cipher's inception, but caught fire as a fandom response to [[spoiler:the ominous ending of "The Stanchurian Candidate," which foreshadowed Bill's return]].)

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** [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL]] (This reference has been more or less common from Cipher's inception, but caught fire as a fandom response to [[spoiler:the ominous ending of "The Stanchurian Candidate," Candidate",, which foreshadowed Bill's return]].)



** Dryly announcing [[SarcasmMode another hiatus]].[[note]] After the half-a-year hiatus following "Not What He Seems," it's become a RunningGag in the fandom.[[/note]]
*** "tfw no gf," a common complaint. (The original meme, of course, stands for "that feel when no girlfriend.")

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** Dryly announcing [[SarcasmMode another hiatus]].[[note]] After the half-a-year hiatus following "Not What He Seems," Seems",, it's become a RunningGag in the fandom.[[/note]]
*** "tfw no gf," gf",, a common complaint. (The original meme, of course, stands for "that feel when no girlfriend.")



** The phrase, "Listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets," as well as variations thereof, appears to be becoming memetic. [[note]]Bill Cipher began his NewEraSpeech with this line in "Weirdmageddon Part 1."[[/note]]

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** The phrase, "Listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets," puppets",, as well as variations thereof, appears to be becoming memetic. [[note]]Bill Cipher began his NewEraSpeech with this line in "Weirdmageddon Part 1."[[/note]]



--> '''Gideon:''' Agh! You're insane!
--> [[spoiler: '''Bill:''']] Sure I am! What's your point?

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--> '''Gideon:''' Agh! You're insane!
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[[spoiler: '''Bill:''']] Sure I am! What's your point?



** In "Roadside Attraction," Stan's advice to help Dipper get over Wendy (that Dipper should practice talking to girls while on their roadtrip) is treated as being "kind of a jerk" and Dipper's actions while following said advice are treated as morally reprehensible, but Stan's right in that the more you do it, the better you get at it. In addition, Stan encouraged Dipper to show confidence, which was exactly what Dipper lacked around girls. Stan's advice was also more specific with Dippers situation rather than Mabel's advice, which was to just move on despite her knowledge of Dipper's awkwardness.

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** In "Roadside Attraction," Attraction",, Stan's advice to help Dipper get over Wendy (that Dipper should practice talking to girls while on their roadtrip) is treated as being "kind of a jerk" and Dipper's actions while following said advice are treated as morally reprehensible, but Stan's right in that the more you do it, the better you get at it. In addition, Stan encouraged Dipper to show confidence, which was exactly what Dipper lacked around girls. Stan's advice was also more specific with Dippers situation rather than Mabel's advice, which was to just move on despite her knowledge of Dipper's awkwardness.



** In "Roadside Attraction," the girls who get mad at Dipper in the episode for "flirting" with a different girl at every new tourist trap are this. We're supposed to feel bad for them and know that Dipper is in the wrong for his unfaithful flirtations, but considering each girl only had one simple, non-romantic conversation with him, gave Dipper their numbers to keep in touch, and really had no expectations to ever see him again, the idea that they would assume they were now anything more than friends and get mad at Dipper for hanging out with other girls is ''absolutely ridiculous''. By domino effect, this causes Candy's more justifiable hurt to ''also'' become unsympathetic, because Mabel, Candy, and Grenda's anger at Dipper is based entirely on [[MistakenForCheating the other girls' words rather than anything Dipper did wrong]], but the situation is never addressed as anything other than Dipper's fault, with Mabel even hissing "''Betrayer!''" at him when he tries to apologize.

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** In "Roadside Attraction," Attraction",, the girls who get mad at Dipper in the episode for "flirting" with a different girl at every new tourist trap are this. We're supposed to feel bad for them and know that Dipper is in the wrong for his unfaithful flirtations, but considering each girl only had one simple, non-romantic conversation with him, gave Dipper their numbers to keep in touch, and really had no expectations to ever see him again, the idea that they would assume they were now anything more than friends and get mad at Dipper for hanging out with other girls is ''absolutely ridiculous''. By domino effect, this causes Candy's more justifiable hurt to ''also'' become unsympathetic, because Mabel, Candy, and Grenda's anger at Dipper is based entirely on [[MistakenForCheating the other girls' words rather than anything Dipper did wrong]], but the situation is never addressed as anything other than Dipper's fault, with Mabel even hissing "''Betrayer!''" at him when he tries to apologize.



*** This got a nod in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons," where Soos said that he predicted [[ShowWithinAShow Duck-tective]] [[spoiler:having a twin brother]] a year before the episode aired.

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*** This got a nod in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons," Dungeons",, where Soos said that he predicted [[ShowWithinAShow Duck-tective]] [[spoiler:having a twin brother]] a year before the episode aired.



*** In "Sock Opera," when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn," it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuses towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.

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*** In "Sock Opera," Opera",, when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn," Mabelcorn",, it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuses towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.
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** Another fairly common scenario for fanfics is what would have happened if [[spoiler: Bill had really killed Dipper or Mabel during the climax of the final episode.]]
3rd Nov '16 11:21:37 AM WarriorSparrow
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** #DemonBaby - When Bill's statue was found in the Cipher Hunt, the streamer's baby brother, Bodhi, shook his hand. Fan art exploded, ranging from Bodhi being possessed by Bill to Bill hanging around as a NotSoImaginaryFriend. Bill seems to blur the line between fiction and reality just enough to make it unsettling.
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** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' can consider "Northwest Manor Noir" a SpiritualSuccessor to ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', since they both have [[spoiler: TheReveal that a major {{Jerkass}} character had a child abuse-related FreudianExcuse.]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' fans can consider "Northwest Manor Noir" a SpiritualSuccessor to ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', since they both have [[spoiler: TheReveal that a major {{Jerkass}} character had a child abuse-related FreudianExcuse.]]
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