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[[folder: General]]
* This has less to do with an episode and more to do with the series in general: How exactly do we know Dipper has a crush on Wendy? TVTropes mentioned it a handful of times, and so do a few other sites whenever they mention her. As of this writing, only the pilot was released and Wendy barely got screentime, nor was there any indication of Dipper's feelings towards her. Where is everyone getting this [[InformedAttribute idea]]?
** [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The]] [[http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/gravityfalls/characters Manual.]] [[note]]See Wendy's character description.[[/note]]
** And several later episodes pretty much revolve around it.
* Another one similar to the above: Can somebody ''please'' tell me where and when somebody says that Wendy is Manly Dan's daughter?
** [[http://www.disneychannelmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=900074&type=lead Disney Channel Medianet]]. [[note]]See second-to-the-last paragraph.[[/note]]
** Also in the show, Wendy shows a picture of herself with her three brothers, who were seen in an earlier episode fishing with Manly Dan.
* How does this site list things from episodes that have not yet officially premiered on Disney Channel?
** Episodes have been leaked repeatedly.
** People with On-Demand see the episodes early, and some people put it on the internet for others to see before it airs officially.
* The parents had to know what being with Uncle Stan was like. Who in their right mind would think it was a good idea to leave them in Gravity Falls? Were the parents simply fed up with child-rearing in the off-chance cryptids would come knocking?
** Maybe the parent whose uncle he is has really fond memories of spending the summer at their cool uncle's place. Also, he's not actually malevolent, and he seems to get along very well with the children. (I'm not entirely sure if they basically meet him for the first time or not.) And maybe he was the only one available.
** In "Gideon Rises", after the events of the prior episode, they do call to check up on the twins and him, so they do care about him. He lies to try and ease their concerns and judging by the way he says "You too," at the end, they probably told him that they loved him.
* How come there are already foreign dubs of the show when season 1 isnít even over yet?
** it's a popular show and on Disney which streams world wide. I'd be a tad more surprised if there wasn't any foreign dubs out
* When is it canonically stated that Dipper and Mabels' middle names are their parents' first names? It's all over the GF Wiki, and I'm a little confused.
** The citations say [[http://thatguywhowritesfanfiction.tumblr.com/post/43661236263/i-got-this-in-the-mail-today-fuck-yeah-i-was this fan letter.]]
* A minor one, but why does Dipper only get one character-specific scene in the intro while Mabel & Stan both get two?
** I always thought the extras were meant to go to Soos and Wendy... But what do I know?
** This is getting a little close to [[WMG/GravityFalls WMG]], but mayby it has something to do with the fact that both of them have two symbols on [[http://fuckyeahgravityfalls.com/post/47665765423 Bill's circle]] (as of now)?
* Why does everyone insist on spelling Bill's last name with a "y"?
** [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtreme Kool Letterz]], maybe?
* Who stole the capers?
** The Caper-Case Caper.
* Do journal number three's pages really stop as if the person writing it mysteriously disappeared, or is it because they hid it in the forest and it would be weird if they went out into the forest alone every time they wanted to update it while they believe they're being watched?
** Both theories make sense. The answer, though, is unknown since we haven't been given the answer yet.
** This has been explained. The reason is that [[spoiler: the author continued from that point in invisible ink to hide it from prying eyes.]]
* Yes
* Why does the fanbase (particularly on this site, but I've seen it elsewhere) treat this whole "Stan has a twin brother" theory like it's some huge secret or conspiracy? Stan obviously has a brother. That has been implicit since the very first episode. His brother is Dipper and Mabel's grandfather, because that's kind of what a great-uncle is: your grandparent's sibling. And we know that grandparent is a man because Stan and the twins share the same last name. I understand the fun of EpilepticTrees and I don't mean to ruin that, but come on. This one shouldn't be some zany theory. It should just be common sense.
** The whole secrecy thing about Stans brother/Dipper and Mabels grandfather isnt that he exists, he obviously must, but that he is involved in the mysteries surrounding Gravity Falls and the hidden Gate beneath the Mystery Shack.
** We don't know whether whichever of the twins' grandparents is related to Stan was a brother or a sister. Obviously he has at least one sibling because he's the twins' great-uncle, but there's a (very likely) possibility that he has a twin brother connected to the Gravity Falls mysteries and, considering the evidence for his existence in the first place and his absence in the present, he's confronted Bill Cipher in the past and it didn't end well for him. It's a secret because no one in the show has openly acknowledged him.
*** It is almost definitely a brother because they share the same last name. For the same reason, he has to be their paternal grandfather. Maybe we don't know what significance he has, if any, but we do know exactly ''who'' he is.
*** You are aware that he could still have a twin and the grandfather is the younger or older brother right? I mean I have twin cousins named Jade and India with a younger brother and older sister.
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[[folder: Characters]]
* If Grunkle Stan's full name is Stanford, why does his license plate read STNLYMBL (Stanley Mobile)?
** Maybe he finds Stanford a little dorky or stuck-up sounding and prefers to be called Stanley?
** Knowing Stan, he probably stole it.
** Stanley can be shortened for Stanford?
*** Stanley typically isn't a nickname, though in this case the show might use it that way because both share "Stan" as a root of sorts.
** There's a huge heaping pile of evidence that Stanford had a twin brother who was the previous inhabitant of the Mystery Shack. The license plate is a part of that huge heaping pile, with the inference that the car also belonged to the twin -- who was probably named Stanley.
* Why does Robbie feel romantically threatened by a 12-year old? He knows that Dipper isn't serious competition, Wendy wouldn't leave him for Dipper.
** I think he might be insecure.
** He knows Dipper treats Wendy better than he does. Maybe he's not afraid that'll lead to romance, but just to them hanging out more or her realizing Robbie's a jerk.
*** Well, Robbie isnít a jerk to Wendy, keep in mind. He actually treats her pretty well and definitely likes her. Heís arrogant to everyone around him, but Wendy knows him well enough to know thatís just how he is. And it should be taken into account how jaded Wendy is to datingóif he did treat her wrongly, sheíd likely dump him in an instant. Mostly, Robbie sees Dipper as a threat because heís an insecure teenager who struggles with his identity and tries to make a ďstatementĒ through his clothing and music, amongst other things.
** Because he's a stereotypical "teen" character. Teens are thought of, and usually are, not as smart as they think they are, and not as emotionally stable as an adult, as they are still growing. All that jazz. He's jealous of Dipper because it would be weird for the stereotypical teen not to be insanely jealous of everything that even looks at his girlfriend.
** Overall it's complicated and you have to examine the episodes to track it all:
*** In "The Inconveniencing," they first met. Things began when Dipper pointed out Robbie's explosion graffiti resembled more a muffin and embarassing him in front of his friends and Wendy. Over the episode, he acts condescending toward Dipper, but simply incites Dipper to try harder. An example is when Robbie fails to get into the store, Dipper then tries. After being teased, Dipper goes and gets them in, embarassing him further. The episodes ends with them pretty much on neutral terms, him nodding in respect of Dipper ridding the ghosts.
*** In "Double Dipper," Dipper attempts to keep Robbie away by using his clones. Not much interaction, though we see Dipper's view on Robbie.
*** In "The Time Traveler's Pig," the situation intensifies. Dipper keeps trying to win Wendy the stuffed animal, but ultimately fails, leading to Robbie beginning to date Wendy, much to Dipper's chagrin. Here, we see that Robbie doesn't like Dipper or Mabel very much, a typical quality that older teenagers have toward younger kids, the dislike being mutual.
*** Everything is summed up in "The Fight Fighters." Here, we see that while Robbie likes Wendy, he sometimes doesn't pay attention to her. This leads to an argument between him and Dipper resulting in Robbie finding out about Dipper liking Wendy. Before going to try and call her to tell her, Dipper stops him and breaks the phone in process. Finally fed up with Dipper for embarassing him as well as getting in the way with Wendy, the fight is announced. Matters intensify when Dipper gets Rumble onto Robbie. After Dipper stands to Rumble, Robbie attempts to start the fight, but can no longer find it to hurt Dipper, either out of minor respect for acting like a man or that Dipper was already pounded on to where Robbie feels it isn't worth it. Ultimately, he is forced to come to terms that Dipper is an important guy in Wendy's life and will not go away. Dipper and Robbie agree to 'hate each other in silence.'
*** Ultimately, he views Dipper as a nuisance but later as a threat and someone he just doesn't like. However, he is forced to accept that he will not go away. Dipper's maturity, skills and determination makes him stand out and Robbie acknowledges that.
* What is up with Dipper's voice? It is really deep! Early puberty much?
** I wouldn't be suprised if the voice choice is so that listening to dipper's dialogue doesn't make an older audience want to rip their ears out. I mean, cmon, this show is so out of Disney Channel's character that they have to be aiming for a periphery fanbase.
** This is hilariously ironic, since "Bottomless Pit" makes it a plot point that Dipper's normal voice is apparently crackly, prepubescent, and girly.
*** Also, that story is told ''by Dipper''. He may think his own voice sounds worse than it actually does -- which is not an uncommon thing for kids that age.
* Dipper's crush on Wendy seems to be unrealistic and despite being a smart kid this crush raises two questions... 1, does he know that he will eventually go back to Piedmont and will never see Wendy again and 2, if he somehow marries Wendy does he honestly want to have that insane lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy as a father-in-law?
** Strong emotions like love don't usually take logic into account.
** "Never see Wendy again"? Whose to say Dipper and Mabel won't go back to the Shack for subsequent summers, especially given how much the place has grown on them by the end of season 1?
** He does seem to know that it may ultimately not go anywhere, based on how much he was able to sympathize with Mabel's plight with Mermando. Won't stop him from trying though.
** [[spoiler: Near the end of "Into The Bunker, Wendy reveals she was somewhat aware of Dipper's crush on her. While very flattered, she does let him down gently. Whether the ship has sunk or not is not completely sure, but now it is.]]
* This troper's been noticing this but why exactly does Pacifica hate Mabel anyway? It's not really explained and she kinda shows a unhealthy unexplained hatred of her... she even keeps a billboard with Mabel's face on it as seen in "Gideon Rises".
** Some people are just terrible people for no adequately explainable reason.
** It's been confirmed on Alex Hirsch's twitter she'll get more characterization in season 2. Maybe they'll explain it then?
** It's a clash of opposites. Pacifica is used to getting her way since she is the popular girl in town. To the town, she's the descendant of the town's founders and well-off regarding wealth. If she snubbed you, you'd probably be screwed in the town. Mabel is her opposite, clashing Pacifica's fashion with her homemade sweaters and being a cheery girl who defies the conventions, and having no power over her.
** Pacifica's relationship with her parents in "The Golf War" explains everything!
* If the picture of nine-year-old Mabel is accurate, she's been stuck in braces for almost five years. That's almost unheard-of in this day and age. What kind of quack dentist does she have? Or is the show supposed to be set in the 1980s?
** Coming from someone who wore braces for almost four years, it seems RealityIsUnrealistic. That said, Mabel's got a definite sweet tooth so it doesn't seem unlikely that she's the type of person who bends or breaks the rules about her braces, and, consequentially, breaks the actual braces. Things like hard candies and gum can break brackets, and that adds up to more time in braces. Plus, we don't know how misaligned Mabel's teeth were when she first got the braces (and we likely never will due to the simplified art style) and that definitely factors into how much time it spent in them.
* What type of pig is Waddles anyways? If he's a standard farming hog, wouldn't that mean that eventually he'll grow too big for Mabel to keep?
** Then he's probably not. To my limited knowledge, there are several breeds of pigs that can be kept at roughly small-to-medium-dog-size as long as they're fed properly.
* Just ''what'' is up with Gideon's relationship with his parents? No, seriously, what ''happened'' between them? Do families like that ever happen in real life? What causes them? Why? I know this is veering close to WMG territory, but his relationship with his parents ''genuinely'' disturbs me on a level that nothing else on the show has reached as of yet. Does anyone else get what I'm getting at, or am I just a really sheltered person who's blind to the way typical dysfunctional families work?
** Well there isn't really a typical dysfunctional family, is there? Growing up This Troper's sibling was somewhat controlling of the rest of the family, so yeah they happen, but I don't know how frequently. What happened with us was that he was spoiled rotten, then became physacally stronger than most everybody, and threw huge fits when he didn't get what he wanted. Gideon's family works in somewhat the same way, Gideon was most likely spoiled by his parents (and got money from the Tent of Telepathy), found the amulet and maybe threatened his parents with it. They would eventually learn not to piss off the little guy. Also, the Gids seems to also be kind of emotionally abusive (like manipulating) to his parents (well his mom, hence the "just keep vacuming" lines). It's kind of like the perfect storm, and with the circumstances he has he could be '''very''' controlling over his them.[[note]]And I don't think you're sheltered, at least in this aspect. I don't see families like this in TV a lot, exept in crime shows, and they portray ''a lot''.Then again, it might be me who's the sheltered one .[[/note]][[note]]Another note, this answer doesn't cover a lot of the aspects of living in a controlled enviorment like this, and it might be different from ''my'' personal experiences, cause you know, ''amulet'', and no one's experiences are the same. No more notes, I promise[[/note]]
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[[folder: Tourist Trapped]]
* If Mabel got her lips caught in the leaf blower, how come the smooch mark appears on her right cheek?
** Maybe she got it off her mouth but then it got stuck on her cheek?
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[[folder: The Legend of the Gobblewonker]]
* If the Crazy Old Man wanted attention, why didn't he [[spoiler: drive the mechanical monster to a place where everybody could see it]]? Why keep it hidden?
** Cause then he might get caught and held accountable?
** Or because he's, Y'know, crazy?
** Would you pay more attention to an article about the life of a common everyday bird, or about possible Bigfoot sightings?
* What's the timeframe for this episode, if last Family Fun Day had Dipper and Mabel with Grunkle Stan and Dipper had his new hat, but they've only been in Gravity Falls for about a week?
** As of "Tourist Trapped", the kids have already been there for a week or two. By the time they go fishing, it's probably been close to a month.
*** WordOfGod says seasons 1-3 will spread over the first summer, so I'm guessing each season is about a month long, give-or-take.
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[[folder: Headhunters]]
* How did the Sherlock Holmes Wax statue melt so fast when the sun came up?
** He is also a vampire.
*** ...I'm sorry?
** He might have been melting already and the intense heat from the sun just made the progress speed up?
** Dipper deliberately lead him to the the "Mystery Shack" sign on the roof. The heat from the big lights illuminating the sign did most of the job.
** Sherlock said the wax statues were cursed to come alive ''at night'', so presumably exposure to the sun while acting alive would violate the curse and kill him.
** It was established early in the episode that exposition to sunlight melts the statues ("I'm looking at you, wax John Wilkes Booth"), and then we learned that they only come to life during the night. Basically what should have happened is that Holmes would become just a statue and then gradually melt during the day (rooftops tend to be hotter than other places, anyway). They probably melted him so fast to have him die on-screen and avoid ambiguity.
* How were there no prints on the axe when Dipper, Soos, AND Mabel have held it without wearing gloves throughout the episode?
** Probably because the cops just suck at their job. I mean, didn't they just hold a flashlight up to the ax?
*** It was a blacklight, but yeah, they totally suck at their jobs.
** Dipper said to check the ''extra'' prints, meaning exclude the ones they already knew of.
*** He didn't say "extra", he said "axe for", as in "Check the axe for prints".
** Wool and Cotton gloves don't leave prints, just fibers. Leather Gloves leave impressions of the animal skin they're made of. Both are like a fingerprint.
*** That still doesn't answer the question. No one throughout the episode held the ax while wearing gloves.
* Why didn't Wax Stan come to life like the others? Wasn't he made from the remains of the melted cursed wax that used to be Wax Abraham Lincoln?
** The implication is melted means death to them or at least breaks the curse that lets them come to life. So he couldn't come to life, cause the wax wasn't cursed any more.
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[[folder:The Inconveniencing]]
* How did Mabel not get hurt from having her head turn completely around?
** Maybe because the ghosts didn't want her to be hurt? Either that or blame cartoon physics.
** The same reason Reagan from ''TheExorcist'' didn't. When you're possessed, you get PowersViaPossession, which apparantly includes AbnormalLimbRotationRange.
* Why is there still food in the store, and how is it still properly edible? The building was condemned, likely around 1995.
** Foods with a ton of preservatives that have been vacuum packed in plastic stay good for years. That's why they're often found in emergency kits. The thing that REALLY doesn't make sense is that the ice is still in cubes. It would've melted in the time the freezers were shut off, and re-frozen into an ice-blob when Wendy turned the power back on.
** Haunted places don't have to obey your mortal logic and silly laws of nature. This may actually count as foreshadowing.
** Given that the electricity still worked, there was still food and machines in the store, the chalk marks were still on the floor and the only notable damage on the place was that there was what looked like a thin layer of dust, I'd hazard a guess that the place hadn't been condemned for a couple of months. A year at best.
*** But the newspaper is dated 1995. How does this fit into your explanation?
**** Perhaps the series takes place in 1995?
***** But teenagers all have modern phones.
****** It could be an alternate 1995 where technology is a decade or two ahead.
**** They could have kicked the bucket in 1995/1996, some newspapers didn't sell and weren't replaced and gathered dust while they were alive. After they died, and the store was condemned, they used ghost magic or something to basically keep the place frozen in time, which would explain why the frozens weren't melted and the food not expired.
*** Seeing as everything worked in the store, they probably were constantly "waking the store up" to scare off other curious teenagers. On that note that may explain the other hot dogs.
*** There's also the possibility that someone at the power company put a note on their account -- something like "ongoing investigation, do not cut off service" -- and then nobody ever bothered to go back and finish the process.
** Based on the fashions and "rap" music in the flashback, the shopkeepers did indeed kick off in 1995.
** I got the impression the store was kind of stuck in time.
* Does anyone find it weird that Robbie was never seen attacked/transformed by the ghosts?
** It's most likely that such a scene was planned but cut for time.
*** Or he's not actually a teen, but something else with a bad attitude and pasty skin.
**** Come to think of it, if he wasn't attacked/transformed, then he would've witnessed Dipper performing "The Lamby Lamby Dance" and know that Wendy was lying about Dipper beating up ghosts.
***** Well, he does seem to know that Dipper's actually 12 years old in Fight Fighters...
* It's safe to say that the store was closed shortly before the episode took place. Why? There is a fully functional DDR-esque machine that one of the teens was using in the store.
* In the scene where Dipper sees Wendy, Robbie and Tambry's reflections as skeletons, Robbie's reflection isn't reversed and the stitched heart on his hoodie is missing the blood dripping from it. I'd chalk it up as an animation error, but the stitched heart on the Bill Cipher wheel is also missing the blood drops. What's up with that?
** One of the many mysteries of Gravity Falls that has yet to be revealed? A lot of people have speculated that Robbie is some form of Undead due to him fitting both the look and description of one in the book. The fact that the creators have avoided saying what the 'V' in Robbie V stands for is also suspicious. (vampire, maybe?)
*** The episode "The Love God" has revealed that Robbie's last name is [[spoiler:Valentino.]] But his parents are [[spoiler:creepily cheerful morticians that use coffins with dead people in them as tables and joke about death and playing with corpses.]] There's something up with his family.
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[[folder: Dipper vs. Manliness]]
* Apparently, the manotaurs have three Y chromosomes. This is meant to be a joke, but it does raise the question: How the ''heck'' do those things reproduce?!
** Via mitosis?
*** You mean mantosis.
*** Well, we never see any females, so maybe they are just immortal and don't need to reproduce.
*** Then where do they keep getting offerings for Leader-ar?
** Easy, their chromosomal system is different than ours. Lots of organisms follow different inheritance rules, like birds and fruit flies and corn. Even if they're fully sapient and anthropomorphic, they're still supernatural creatures with fists for nipples, six adam's apples and pectoral muscles on their abs. Our biology already doesn't apply.
* So, if cutting off the head of the Multi-Bear is the final test of manliness, how did all the other Manotaurs get to become official men without performing the task themselves?
** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe he used to have a lot more heads than he does now...]]
** I always just assumed it was the Manotaurs being opportunistic. They have an ongoing feud for whatever reason with the multi-bear and have never been able to thwart him themselves so they send in the kid to do their dirty work for them. If he succeeds, their problem is gone. If not, they haven't lost anything really because it's just some kid they met earlier that day. I don't think anything really implies that this is the same test of manliness they give every single Manotaur, and even if they did say that it doesn't mean they weren't lying.
* During the TrainingMontage, we can see Dipper and Chutzpar in town at night. This is odd because the rest of the episode implies that the events of both Mabel and Dipper parralel plots take place within a single day. In the hot spring Dipper even says "these last few hours...".
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[[folder: Double Dipper]]
* There's a party going on at the Mystery Shack, so more people than usual are there. At times, there is a clear line of sight between the dance floor and the eight Dippers. At one point, Dipper and Tyrone are ''standing right next to each other'' on the edge of the dance floor. ''How does nobody at the party notice this?''
** For the same reason people see multiple instances of the weirdness of Gravity Falls, and yet aren't taken away by the nice men in white coats when trying to prove it. They're used to the weirdness of the town. Or alternatively, they could have thought that Mabel was with Dipper, and that they must look enough alike to be able to pull off such a disguise.
* The Dipper clones were perfectly willing to let themselves be dissolved, and don't find it particularly bad that they are essentially ''dying.'' Is this another hint at the sacrificial lamb thing Dipper has going on? As the clones seemed to just be a heck of a lot more fragile versions of him?
** Maybe the clones weren't truly alive, but were just echoes of Dipper himself. Like if there were robots programed with his personality.
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[[folder: Irrational Treasure]]
* When comparing the document from the book to various sources, a chart of astrological signs is shown and the Cancer symbol isn't the usual ♋ but with a different symbol. Is this some kind of an alternate symbol?
* Who actually made the underground treasure trove? It's implied to be Trembley, but there's also a film projector and government documents dating from the 50s. That would make him 150 when he encased himself in peanut brittle, and he doesn't look 150. Does he periodically come out of hibernation? Is he really an alchemist who discovered the secret of eternal youth? Similarly, it can't be the government who put all that stuff there, because Blubs said their mission was to ''find'' Trembley. And it can't have been the author of the journals, because he was following the clues like Dipper and Mabel were. Unless he found Trembley's resting place and put all the other stuff in there? Or is there some fourth party involved in all this that'll be revealed later on?
** Possibly the Author of the journals, having found Trembleys resting place, but never updated the details in the journal itself.
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[[folder: The Time Traveler's Pig]]
* Wait, if they go back in time, shouldn't there be two Dippers and two Mabels?
** I guessing this version of time travel works more like a reset button on a video game where it lets you relive moments of your life as oppose to traveling through time.
*** Dipper says that there's only one timeline where Wendy doesn't get hit in the eye, which means this show runs on Multiverse Theory or something similar.
** Here's a thought. Whenever Dipper and Mabel time travelled to the fair, they displaced themselves. But when they go back to the events of the first episode, there are 2 Dippers and Mabels, so shouldn't they have displaced themselves from that point in time as well.
*** Possible explanation: Dipper and Mabel wanted to relive the day, so the time travel measuring tape displaced their selves from the original timeline. When they were running through the past back to the future toward the end, they didn't want to relive the day so they didn't displace their selves from the first episode.
*** Another possible explanation: different rules apply depending on how far back you travel. You travel to the same day (which Mabel and Dipper did, repeatedly) you displace yourself. Travel further than that, you don't.
*** Yet another explanation: There were originally two Dippers and Mabels, but they were displaced when something that was the same happened in the timeline. Although the last one shouldn't have been a displacement by this theory for Mabel, maybe just one is needed for a displacement.
* Why doesn't Dipper just tell Wendy to...I don't know, duck for cover?
** I assumed he did in a timeline we didn't see. Dipper repeated the day long enough to develop an algorithm of every possible variable, and the the ball ALWAYS ricochets as much as it needs to in order to hit Wendy in the eye.
* In the original timeline, it takes until Dipper gets back with the ice for Robbie to get to Wendy. So how/why, in every other iteration, is he practically standing behind the two of them at the prize booth?
** It was probably quicker to write it that way.
*** Probably the same reason why we never saw the ghosts in the convenience store attack/transform Robbie.
**** Also the same reason why he knows about mind-control music, and the reason why his shirt has a picture on it that appears on Bill's circle. Note also that he spends some time near the Shack, looks like a zombie, has encountered Rumble [=McSkirmish=], and we have no idea if he managed to catch those two Dipper clones.
** When Dipper goes back the first time, he is in a different location and has to go find Wendy. Maybe in the altered timelines Dipper throws the ball later than he originally did, so Robbie is closer to Wendy?
* Why didn't Dipper get the ice for Wendy's eye before throwing the ball? Even if it'd seem weird to her, it would prevent Robbie from helping her recover.
** That would've made it look like he planned for her to get hit in the eye, which would be even worse than a clearly accidental hit.
* Why didn't Dipper and Mabel just quickly win Waddles and then do the whole "ball throwing skeptic" thing to impress Wendy.
** Maybe the wind changed just enough in the time it would have taken them to do that. After all, there was supposedly only one universe where the trick works.
* Why didn't either Dipper or Mabel use the magic copy machine so they could win Waddles and the stuffed animal at the same time?
** Perhaps Dipper doesn't want to use it again after his clones went rogue.
*** Only the clones ''didn't'' go rogue. Dipper himself went rogue when he attempted to go against the plan. The clones for the most part were completely on board with doing it Dipper's way.
**** Regardless, they ''still'' caused more trouble than they were worth.
* How come Mabel remembered the last change when she wasn't a part of it?
** Maybe she was. Of course, that means she's now a month older than Dipper.
*** And a millimeter taller, as shown in "Little Dipper".
** [[Series/DoctorWho Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey?]]
** It's cartoon logic. That's like asking "How come Wile E. Coyote can survive an explosion when in real life it would have vaporized him?"
*** Just because it's a cartoon doesn't mean it follows Looney Tunes logic. Looney Tunes is a slapstick comedy. Gravity Falls is a sitcom with fantasy and adventure elements.
*** ... and has also used slapstick violence and blatant cartoon physics.
**** Slapstick works even for live action, so I don't think that suggests regular cartoon logic. Also, what Looney Tunes style cartoon physics have actually been used (outside of blantant supernatural cases)? I have a bad eye for those things.
** I thought Mabel immune to the changes because she'd time travelled in the first place.
** RE: Example of Looney Physics. When learning how to be a man Dipper jumps a gorge and lands on the other side, only to comically knock himself back into a ravine so deep the bottom can't be seen. Next scene he's right back to training.
** Mabel remembered all the other instances, though, so the last thing she'd remember is Dipper being a jerk about her losing Waddles. It's an easy logical jump from there to "the day's been reset again, Dipper must've stopped being a jerk."
* Why did Mabel even need to be there to tilt the gutter? Couldn't Dipper have propped it up to that angle ahead of time?
** There might not have been enough time or maybe the gutter couldn't have remained propped up without someone holding it.
** It's widely considered that Mabel has some powerful nature she doesn't know about. Among these unknown powers... the ability to manipulate time instead of following destiny, Dipper states that she was the missing variable after all.
* Or, alternatively, why did Mabel wait around until after the ball finished flying? She had plenty of time to get down from the roof and get Waddles but instead she just stands behind Dipper for a bit.
** Considering there's only one universe in which Wendy doesn't get hit, maybe Mabel's position is absolutely critical to... wind direction or something.
** Well Mabel didn't know that Pacifica was going to win Waddles, so she wasn't in a rush.
* Why didn't they win Waddles, go back in time '''with him''', and make sure Wendy never got hit by the ball?
** Perhaps the pig farmer would have noticed he was short one pig, leading to even more complications in the timeline?
* Why didn't Dipper just try and block Robbie or Blendin? If they weren't close to Wendy, or Robbie didn't have a snowcone, then Dipper could get the ice.
** Messing with Robbie or Blendin would lead to a confrontation, which would make him lose his chance with Wendy.
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[[folder: Fight Fighters]]
* The whole moral of this episode confuses me. Don't get me wrong, this was one of my favorite episodes yet, what with the pixel art and gaming references and Grunkle Stan being as funny as always, but the plot just bugs me. First, it's supposedly cheating for Dipper to get backup against a jerk who's way older and stronger than him? Second, while Rumble being naive and having a single-track mind is funny and all, it's quite horrifying to see him go to town on Dipper just because he didn't try harder to correct him on who his nemesis is. That brings me to the biggest problem. Why is Dipper portrayed as being in the wrong for trying to avoid a needless fight? Even after he got Rumble, he wasn't wanting revenge, he just wanted Robbie to back off. If he had just avoided Robbie altogether, then what? Robbie goes around saying "Hah, Dipper's such a wuss, I was gonna beat the pulp out of him, but he chickened out and didn't show up." If anything, I'd think people would be impressed with a kid who could put aside his ego and save his skin, and I wouldn't think anyone would approve of a teenager picking fights with a kid who's younger and much smaller than he is. Especially not Wendy.
** TLDR? The moral of the story is that if a jerk who's way out of your league picks a fight with you, you shouldn't run away or get help from someone stronger. You should stand up to the bully and he'll chicken out.[[SarcasmMode I can really see]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop kids benefiting from this moral.]]
*** I guess the moral is don't fight a bully with a bully. Rumble isn't exactly a bully, but Dipper did want him to scare Robbie
** Really? Not every show has to have a moral, you know? But if there had to be one, then what I ended up getting from this episode was simply that picking fights with others would only lead to pain. Both guys were in the wrong here. Dipper deceived someone stronger than him to fight his own battle for him, and ended up paying the price for it once the truth came out. While if Robbie had decided to go through with fighting Dipper, Wendy would have caught him in the act, which would have been most horrible for their relationship.
*** No, not every show has to have a moral. But Gravity Falls has been extra moral-y lately, and there was a clear attempt to make a moral here. Dipper's whole 'I'm the bad guy here' thing, for a start. It's still not exactly the best message to be making - the clear implication here is that if you don't fight someone who's challenged you, you're a coward. If you do, and you're taking back-up (Dipper was clear enough about the whole just wanting to scare him thing, and as soon as it got out of hand he jumped to rescue Robbie, but Rumble completely ignored him and just fought because that's what he does) then you're in the wrong and the bad guy in the situation. But if you go unarmed and just give in to the bully, then you'll luck out and won't get beaten up.
*** I believe the moral is don't have someone else do your dirty work, because the job was meant for you.
*** I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is "don't use magic and magical beings you don't understand to crush your enemies." It's sort of like summoning Cthulhu to beat up Godzilla for you.
*** I thought the moral was that violence isn't always the answer, and you have to take the fall for what you've done. As Soos said, "take it like a man."
** What's really egregious about this whole thing is that there was a previous episode all about not letting what others define as manly define you. Yet in this episode Dipper is constantly shamed for not "taking it like a man." Even before the Rumble part he was being called a wimp for refusing to go out and fight Robbie for something that wasn't his fault in the first place.
* Why didn't Dipper just use his Manotaur training and open up a can of whoop-ass on Robbie?
** Maybe his fighting style is specific to giant monsters?
*** Well, it seemed to work just fine against [[spoiler: Gideon]] in the season finale...
*** Dipper opening a can of whoop-ass on [[spoiler:Gideon]] was more of a "parents can lift cars if their kid's under them" thing--some of what he did was learned, but a lot of it was just pure adrenaline over [[spoiler:Mabel's kidnapping]]. Fighting with Robbie is never gonna have that same visceral quality to it, as there's really nothing Robbie can do to him comparable to [[spoiler:abducting his sister and best friend]]. (Or maybe I'm overthinking it and Dipper's just had more time to practice the manotaur stuff over the course of the season than he has in the relatively scant episodes between "Dipper vs. Manliness" and this one.)
** Dipper can show a lot of guts in a crisis and likely is pretty good in a fight, but he is not fond of violence. Fighting a monster is a lot different from fighting another human, and I can't help but feel Dipper would hold back and get curbstomped if the fight actually went down.
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[[folder: Little Dipper]]
* Okay, this one is kinda complicated, but I'll do my best: In the opening of the episode, it's made completely clear that the only reason Gideon wanted the Mystery Shack in the first place is to inflict as much pain as possible on them to exact his revenge. He was entirely alone, so he can't have been lying or making up excuses. However, by the end of the episode, he apparently now wants it because it contains something that he wants. So...when exactly did ''this'' happen? The ''only'' way he could have changed his mind would be if he had discovered something about the Mystery Shack that he wanted during his excursion to obtain it, and unless I missed something, he didn't. So, what happened?
** Maybe it's because of the book? Dipper doesn't show it to him, but Gideon seems to be suspicious.
** Well, Gideon has his own book, he could have seen said secret there somewhere in-between scenes. And he could have been motivated by ''both'', both pain and destruction and the secret. It's possible he just focused more on the "pain" part because he's completely batshit insane.
*** I was mostly referring to this one scene where Gideon asks Dipper, "Did you read about it in a ''book''?" And considering that his is number 2, he's aware that there are more books, and it's quite likely that he wants the other books too. Dipper didn't answer the question, which Gideon possibly interpreted as a confirmation.
** Veering into WMG territory Gideon's book may have clues or details on what Grunkle Stan is hiding under the Shack. We know that Stan and Gideon have been antagonistic for a while so this may not necessarily be a new revelation in universe, but rather the first time this has been presented to the audience.
*** Maybe it has something to do with Stan's room behind the vending machine.
**** [[spoiler: Confirmed. In Gideon Rises, Book 2 has pages concerning possible hiding places for the other Books. Most of them seem to involve the Mystery Shack.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Summerween]]
* The copy machine was never destroyed. Why not just copy up 499 pieces of candy?
** Would YOU want the Summerween Trickster to catch you cheating? I don't see that ending well...
** Whatever type of ink the copy machine uses, it probably won't taste like candy. Not that the Summerween Trickster is a stranger to bad candy, but ink is just pushing it.
* Why was Dipper so obsessed with getting to the party and so opposed to trick-or-treating, when a monster who just ate a different child right in front of him was planning to eat him too if he didn't collect enough candy in time?
** The power of love blinding his judgment?
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[[folder:Boss Mabel]]
* How did Dipper manage to capture the goblin-thing? He's a twelve year old boy, and he overpowered a giant monster. HOW!?
** The same way he overpowered the Multi-Bear?
* Why did the book state that the Grem-Goblin was weak to water when it clearly made the monster more dangerous?
** Because it didn't, in fact, say that it was the Gremoblin's weakness. Dipper had to turn the page to see that it was warning '''against''' using water on it. He even points out how odd it's wording was.
** I'll add the quote:
--> '''Dipper:''' "'Uh, got it! When fighting a gremloblin, use water...'"
--> ''[Mabel runs out and splashes it with water as Dipper turns the page]''
--> '''Dipper:''' "'...only as a last resort as water will make him much much scarier!' AH! Who writes sentences like that!?"
* Who exactly was watching the twins while Stan was on vacation? The only other adult in the Mystery Shack is Soos, who doesn't live there and isn't exactly a qualified caretaker.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bottomless Pit!]]
* Did they come out from the same hole because of some unexplained magic bullshit, because they fell so far gravity was sending them back the way they came, or something else?
** It's suppose to be mysterious like that.
* Wait a second. The ending shows that if you fall down the hole you'll just fall back out the entrance and no time will have elapsed from when you fell in. Plus, Stan has been throwing unwanted stuff in the hole for a while. If that's the case should he have just kept seeing the stuff fall back out almost immediately after throwing them in?
** It's purpose may actually be as a supernatural garbage disposal, so anything alive may just be spat back out.
* Pretty sure it's because Mabel's story was the only one that was true, and thus the truth set them free. It was the last story right before they escaped. Grunkle Stan may have started confessing to no one after being convinced he was going to fall forever. The objects can't really talk, so they just fall forever. Got the "truth" thing from the Fridge Brilliance page on TVTropes.
* If no time passed since when they fell down the hole, and when they were spat back out, why isn't it still stormy outside?
** ...Magic?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Deep End]]
* Why was Mabel so determined not to let Dipper find out about the merman until she was practically forced to tell him?
** Because Mermando told Mabel that his kind must not be seen.
* How the heck did Mermando get home so quickly? When Mabel receives his bottle-messages, it's obviously the same day--Stan discovers he was glued to the pool chair, Dipper gets fired, Mabel's wearing the same sweater, etc--which means Mermando had to have somehow gotten home in the span of a few hours. The problem with that being Mermando lives in the Gulf of Mexico, and Oregon is on the other side of the United States!
** Probably the same way he was able to get those bottle messages to Mabel so quickly. Which is also unexplained.
** Maybe merpeople acquire special powers with experience and/or age, so once he was able to contact his family with the megaphone, they could magically transport him and the bottles.
** Maybe they're just ''really'' fast swimmers. {{Aquaman}} is fast enough to swim up waterfalls.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Carpet Diem]]
* With the message of "Stan is not what he seems." in mind, his seemingly innocent moment of tempting fate about secret rooms becomes something more. Did he want them to find that room? He immediately took what looked like a pair of glasses and hid them from view, these never become relevant in the episode. Or was he perhaps wanting them to search for other hidden rooms?...Did he want them to find whatever the hell he has behind the snack machine?
** The glasses could become relevant in a later episode.

* Did they forget that there is an empty room where the wax figures used to be?
** Would you want to live in a room where you killed formerly alive and CURSED wax figures who's souls may still haunt the room? I would like to keep my head while I'm sleeping, or at least wake up in the morning, thank you very much.
** The shag carpeting is obviously a dealbreaker.
** There's new attractions in the Mystery Shack all the time; I could easily see Grunkle Stan having already filled the wax figure room with more new attractions and rendering it no longer empty.

* Just...what '''is''' the Mystery Shack? It has all of these secret rooms, and multiple instances of working magical/futuristic objects. Are they even trying to hide that Stan knows ''way'' more than he is letting on?
** I don't think they're trying to hide it so much as they're playing it down for the time being. Letting it simmer in the background, as it were. The question isn't so much whether the man has secrets as it is what those secrets entail.
* Why didn't Dipper use the President's key to get in? It seems to fall under many other cases of AesopAmnesia , like about why the copier hasn't been used either.
** Does Dipper even believe that the key works? He got it from Quentin Trembley. Who was confused on why it wouldn't work on a wall. Hell, does it even work on every lock? We won't know for sure until they use it. Also, Grunkle Stan would probably count it as cheating. (Which just might impress him, but Dipper doesn't know that.)
*** He knew it worked when they freed Stan in that same episode.
** Who says they even still have the key? It certainly looked like Mabel gave it to the gremloblin in ''Boss Mabel'' for his "five minute break." Perhaps the creature still has it (or ate it), or it was lost in the destruction, or whatever.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boyz Crazy]]
* How exactly did Robbie find out about that mind control song in the first place?
** There are a number of possibilities. He could've just heard it from someone else, or read about it.
** He could have been telling the truth about ripping it off of some other guy.
** Backwards subliminal messages in songs ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backmasking "backmasking"]]) aren't exactly a new idea. A teenage metal fan like Robbie could easily have heard of it and decided to give it a try. Given that he has his own band, he'd probably have the audio editing equipment/software to make it himself.

* Why is Stan so obsessed with the apocalypse in this episode? Is it just Stan being Stan? Or is this one of the situations where we should consider the message "STAN IS NOT WHAT HE SEEMS?"
** I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
* Boy bands as depicted in this episode. Are they still relevant? I mean, we have sensations like fun. and such, but these guys look like the 90s boy bands. Is this just a Disney thing though? I feel like the Disney Channel has an odd fixation on them.
** Dipper comments that the group was "ten years too late". It's also a sort of gift from Alex Hirsch to his sister, a '90s preteen/teen who was obsessed with boy bands and with Lance Bass in particular.
** I think Disney has a bit of a business fielding teen pop idols, a la the Mickey Mouse Club, so it's relevant to them.
** They aren't that irrelevant ya know, BTR is kind of a thing.
*** There's also that whole One Direction thing going on.
** It's an "Ariel Hirsch really really ''really'' wanted to meet Lance Bass" thing.
* Wendy's attitude to Dipper after Dipper exposed Robbie made no sense--she accused Dipper and other men for caring only about themselves, but Dipper did a good deed by exposing Robbie for the liar he is. Just how could Wendy not thank Dipper, when what Dipper did was for her? If you ask me, Wendy was the selfish one, not being grateful that Dipper was right about Robbie.
** Wendy's attitude made perfect sense. Dipper did the right thing, but for the wrong reasons -- and when he immediately asked her out instead of giving her time to process her emotions, he proved that to her. "Hey, your significant other's been manipulating you and lying to your face! And now that he's out of the way, you wanna get ice cream and hold hands with me?" Dipper was just so dang ''excited'' about putting Robbie down that he didn't think about what the news would do to Wendy. ''That's'' what she was reacting to.
** I thought he was trying to console her. I mean, conspiracy theories are Dipper's hobby, and he takes those very seriously. Do you really think Dipper is the kind of person to turn down the opportunity to get to the bottom of things whenever something out of the ordinary happens? From Dipper's dialogue after that scene it is very clear all Dipper wanted to do was look out for Wendy. Wendy was suspicious of Robbie and reluctant to trust him, she thought she could trust him, Dipper was suspicious and thought something was fishy, and he ultimately reaffirms Wendy's initial suspicions.
*** Ways to console someone do ''not'' include eagerly asking them out on a date -- which is what made Wendy snap at him. Yes, Dipper's super into conspiracy theories and whatever, and yes, he's generally good-hearted and sincere, but he's also a guy who still has a ''lot'' to learn about how to talk to girls, and other people in general.
**** If I recall a date does not involve bringing a family member, (I.e. Grunkle Stan). Dipper's offer was more of joining him and his great uncle on a fun night. I wasn't suggesting that he was asking her out.
**** Why would she want to do that immediately after she found out that Robbie was lying to her about the song, and after she broke up with him? Either way, Dipper didn't really care about how Wendy felt at that moment. He just wanted Wendy to go and have a "fun night" now that Robbie was out of the picture, and completely disregarded how she felt.
** Dipper's intentions in inviting Wendy to go do something with him and Stan are less important in the long run than how Wendy interpreted them. Wendy's fairly upset: she's just found out her boyfriend was at least lying to her and at worst actively trying to manipulate her, and she now has a break-up to process. So even if Dipper were just trying to cheer her up, she sees it as Dipper trying to catch her on the rebound [[spoiler: especially since we now know Wendy has always been aware of Dipper's crush on her]] and so she's upset whether the way she interprets things is the truth or not.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Land Before Swine]]
* So on this episode [[spoiler:they show a likely sentient creature crushed on screen. An old man being swallowed whole, and then the same old man implies that he ate his way out of the pterodactyl.]] Is this a case of AdoredByTheNetwork? I thought Disney hated Gravity Falls, what with all of the hiatuses lasting for at least a month. Not to mention that '''really''' long hiatus.
** Pretty much every Disney Channel show currently in production has gone on a wonky schedule over the past year. New episodes are spaced out at irregular intervals (bi-weekly or even once a month -- weekly if you're lucky), and a 26-episode season can take more than a year to air (as we're seen with Gravity Falls). Phineas And Ferb -- which is ''definitely'' AdoredByTheNetwork -- has been on similar hiatuses (none quite as long, granted, but the 11-minute format means they have twice the material to dole out).
** As for the first one, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?
*** As for the second, [=McGucket=] is a combination MadeOfIron ButtMonkey and UnreliableNarrator. He's fine, and the [[spoiler:pterodactyl]]'s probably fine too. It's hardly the darkest thing that's happened on this show.
** Paradoxically, that long hiatus was due to Disney ''loving'' Gravity Falls. Disney had originally ordered only twelve episode. After six episodes had aired, they realized what they had on their hands and put the show on hiatus to produce eight more episodes.
* Why does Mabel's face look different in this episode?
** Looked the same to me.
* In the scene where Dipper's developing the photos, Soos opens the door, accidentally exposing the print while it's still in the developer. This causes dipper to freak out at Soos for destroying their "evidence." While his initial reaction is understandable, once he came to his senses, couldn't he just make another print from the same negative (which would have already been developed and fixed)?
* Do Stan's glasses have no lenses? In Stan's story, the pterodactyl pokes him in the eyes through his glasses. This might just be him not thinking his story through, but another pair of Stan's glasses found in Carpet Diem are also in the book. If the page shown in the opening is actually in the book. Is there something with Stan's glasses that has to do with the bigger mystery of Gravity Falls?
** Anything ridiculous that happened in that scene can be ascribed to "Stan was making it up as he went along". Remember his story in Bottomless Pit? The man's a crap storyteller. That's all.
* At the end, Dipper shows that the dinosaur slashed through his vest. When did that happen?
** It was a quick moment that happened after the scene with Stan punching the dinosaur in the face when they were being chased but his vest did get bitten. It could almost qualify as blink and you'll miss with how quick it was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dreamscaperers]]
* Does Stan not actually remember anything about Bill Cipher? Is he not actually acting when he refuses to acknowledge the weirdness of Gravity Falls?
** They only mentioned a Bill in his presence. That could be anyone.
* Why does Bill Cipher act...a lot like Stan?
** How does he act like Stan?
*** His general attitude is reminiscent of how Stan acts. To this troper at least.
* If Stan hates Dipper then why the heck did Mr. and Mrs. Pines send Dipper and Mabel to Stan's house for the Summer in the first place?
** He doesn't hate Dipper. They established that in ''Carpet Diem'' at the latest.
** Did you watch the episode all the way to the end?
** The better question is: Why the hell did Dipper think Stan hated him when a mere two episodes ago (and remember, each season takes place as one month of summer, so this HAD to have happened recently) Stan supported Dipper all the way through in Boyz Crazy in his plot to bust Robbie? Sure, I'd be pretty torn down too if someone said something like what Dipper heard from Stan [[spoiler: (before listening to the whole conversation)]], but before that, it looks like Dipper would rather have Bill invade Stan's mind and cause him unknown amounts of mental torture, also causing Gideon to receive the Mystery Shack, AKA [[WhatAnIdiot his crush's and his only friend in Gravity Falls' paycheck, as well as he and his sister's HOUSE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS]] all because Stan gives him a lot of chores and acts a little pushy.
** I don't think before the [[spoiler: Eavesdropping]] Dipper was planning to not help Stan just that he was reluctant. The reluctance is a little more justifiable when you remembered that Stan is often quick ti make fun of him ("Little Dipper") and appears to show Mabel favoritism at times ("Carpet Diem"). Also, it's pretty normal for any of us to have those moments where we question whether our loved one truly care for us be it a family member or friend.
* Would Gideon stealing the deed to the Mystery Shack actually work out on a legal sense? Should he succeed in getting the deed, there's no proof he got it fairly nor legally.
** Plus, a deed is not assignable. Meaning that since it still has Stan's name on it, Gideon does not own the property until his name is on the deed. In other words, the others are ''not'' trespassers. Do your homework next time Alex Hirsch.
** Yeah, but the police in Gravity Falls are both highly incompetent, and corrupt. And they're fans of Gideon.
** While it wouldn't work in a legal sense there's nothing to say that Gideon wouldn't use his journal to convince everyone else otherwise.
** According to Alex Hirsch, it's because Quentin Trembly put the "Finders Keepers" law into effect, which pretty much means if someone steals something from you, it's theirs legally.
*** Here's the quote from his AMA on the Gravity Falls Reddit: "Since the town was founded by a mayor who was legally insane (Quentin Trembley the Third, Esquire) its arcane charter laws are equally insane. Woodpecker marriage is legal. The 'Finders Keepers' law allows whoever holds a physical deed to own that property (created by Trembley as an experiment to create a new form of government called "[=GimmieOcracy=]") and children can legally be sent to ADULT PRISON."
* What did Soos mean by "the infinite horizon"?
** He was just waxing poetic.
*** Like trying to lick your elbow now matter how hard you try to "reach" the horizon. it keeps moving away from you. seemingly infinitely distant from you. Or something like that
* Why didn't Bill just attack Gideon to get what he wanted? Are you seriously telling me that an omnipotent demon just got screwed out of his DealWithTheDevil by some snot nosed little brat [[KarmaHoudini who got away from it scot-free?]] Bill wastes his time attacking the Pines Family (and Soos...and Xyler, and Kraz) instead of just beating the hell out of Gideon who has exactly what he needs. It legitimately seemed that Gideon could have screwed Bill out of the deal at any minute-as long as Bill was distracted, Gideon could easily just blow up the safe (which is exactly what he did) and get the deed without paying Bill back at all.
** Because he, for some reason, needed to make a deal. It's fairly standard with demons and extradimensional beings. Whatever he wanted, he couldn't just take it, which is why the book said "do not make a deal with him."
** We have no idea what Bill wants though. The only thing that's clear at this point he has some sort of agenda against Stan and Gideon could have helped him to whatever end that is. He may have also been grateful to Gideon for summoning him back to Gravity Falls so he may have felt charitable enough to go along with the ride since it was anti-Stan.
** We've only seen Bill within the realm of the dream, and when he was summoned, during which everything went gray and time stopped. As mentioned in the WMG, when Bill left after being summoned, all who saw the summoning appeared to be waking up. Outside of dreams, Bill might not have any power at all, shoot, maybe he can't even go outside the dream world at all.
*** As of Sock Opera, it can be assumed that Bill only has influence in the black-and-white Planescape.
* On a similar note, why the hell is Gideon's "Plan A" summoning a DEMON when he had dynamite all along? It seems a lot less dangerous and more straightforward just to blow up the safe instead of making a DealWithTheDevil.
* Why does everyone keep thinking Bill tampered with Stan's memories? There's nothing going against the "Stan knows everything" theory. The probably just looked in the wrong doors.
** The fact that Bill knew Stan makes it clear they had a connection. Stan, however, made it pretty clear he had no idea what anyone was talking about when Bill's name came up. The theory is that Bill made Stan forget about him, Stan was lying, or they've never met and Bill just knows ''of'' Stan.
*** As stated above, Bill is a common enough name, so we can assume he didn't know they were talking about that specific Bill.
* Where was Stan's hat when they woke up?
** It probably came off while Stan was asleep.
* How come the [[BuffySpeak moon symbol thingy]] also changed to a [[BuffySpeak Pac-Man symbol...thingy]] on the big circle? Up until now I thought Stan was just wearing a different hat.
** I'm pretty sure that each symbol on the circle represents a character. Bill even calls Dipper, Mabel and Soos pine tree, shooting star, and question mark, respectively. So when Stan's symbol changed on his hat, it changed on the circle too.
** As Alex Hirsch revealed in the SDCC Gravity Falls Panel (sort of, he uses the Most Distracting Object whenever someone asks a spoiler-y question), it's not an animation error. It'll most likely be significant in future episodes.
* I'm not sure deeds work like that, Gideon. Just because you break into someone's house and steal a piece of paper doesn't give you permission to tear it down literally 2 minutes later.
** The fact he owns the town is probably the only way he can get away with it.
*** Stan brings this up in "Gideon Rises" and Gideon replies with something like "Stan gave me the deed" and this somehow easily fools Sheriff Blubs as he replies, "Well that's all the proof I need to see!"
** It's also worth considering that a "steal the deed" plot is a pretty widely used plot in comedy series and it always is played as "if I'm holding the deed, I own the thing" regardless of how things work in the real world.
* For the record: is this episode called "Dreamscapers" or "Dreamscaperers"?
** "Dreamscaperers".
* I understand that Alex Hirsch likes for actions to have consequences, and the Mystery Shack being full-on demolished would be impossible for the characters to bounce back from. But from a Watsonian perspective, it doesn't seem like there's any reason for Gideon to just punch a massive hole in the roof and then leave the Shack standing. Either he needs it in tact, or he needs it demolished. There's no sense in going halfsies like that.
** It wouldn't really have the same effect on them if he didn't destroy part of it. After all, that scene is pretty intense to viewers like us, and to us, it's just a drawing on a screen. Think of how crushing that would be to the Pines'.
*** Huh. Y'know, Gideon's desire for the book so completely dominated his characterization in this episode and the next one, I guess I kinda forgot that he occasionally just does things to spite the Pines. Still, if Dipper had left the book in his room, Gideon would've pretty much been screwed--and if he knew for certain the book wasn't in there, why not just completely destroy the place to really crush them? Again, it seems like it should be an all-or-nothing deal.
** I think he put the hole in the roof to be spiteful, but hasn't had time to search the Shack thoroughly for its secrets and intends to do so after the town accepts his ownership. In Gideon Rises we confirm that [[spoiler: both journal number 1 and Stan's strange machinery are hidden under the shack and apparently weren't found by Gideon]]; we know Gideon expected to find journal number 1 and probably suspected other clues as well so he wouldn't want to completely destroy the shack until after a thorough search.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gideon Rises]]
* How did Gideon know about [=McGucket=] and his proficiency at making robots?
** Judging by the episode's events, it's probably because, as Stan revealed, [[spoiler: Gideon had set up cameras everywhere in town, one of which must have caught wind of [=McGucket's=] confession in episode 2]].
*** Was Gideon actually using cameras then, though? He still would have had the amulet back then, so he didn't need to spy on people to trick people into thinking he's "psychic."
**** FridgeBrilliance: The amulet gives him ''telekinesis'', not telepathy. He ''has'' to trick people into thinking he's psychic because he isn't. That's why he has such an awful rivalry with Stan: ''they're both con men''.
**** Even if he didn't hear the episode 2 confession via camera, nothing's to say that Old Man [=McGucket=] stopped making robots in between then and now.
* What the hell could Stan be building a super weapon for? Is this the same reason Gideon wanted the books?
** Who said the device was a super weapon? At this point it could be practically anything. Also given that Stan needed all three journals just to ''activate'' it it's more likely the device was there before Stan owned the property.
*** Dipper said that it looked like some sort of super-weapon when he found the pages in Journal 3.
** A FreezeFrameBonus code in the book suggests it's some kind of portal.
* How does Wendy still not realize Dipper has a crush on her immediately after Soos blares it out and covers up it it rather poorly? Hell, he even says "Nailed it!" within earshot of her! Wendy has to be playing dumb at this point.
** Because it's Soos. They're all probably used to him saying weird things. All the time.
** I get the idea she's known since ''The Inconveniencing''. She doesn't say anything about it because, well, she's Wendy. She wouldn't go out of her way to hurt the poor kid's pride.
** I'm pretty sure Wendy knows, just look [[http://i.imgur.com/87Q6VvR.jpg her expression]] at the end of ''The Inconveniencing'' when Dipper couldn't help express his happiness when Wendy talks about hanging out with him at the Shack next time.
*** [[spoiler: Indeed, "Into the bunker" reveals that she already know.]]
* Any particular reason Gideon had his father take one chunk out of the shack in the previous episode and then leave it up for all of this one? If he thought the journal was in the shack, why would he do that if, for all he knew, he could have just destroyed the part it was in?
** He thought it was underground, around the shack. Also, he only destroyed the sign, and the part of the roof the sign was attached to. I think.
** Still, (RuleOfDrama aside) you can't help but wonder why he had him take one chunk out of it and then leave it standing for a whole other episode.
** Because he wanted to show the Pines that he has defeated them. by destroying part of the shack he was bassically saying "your house is my toy to do with it what i want". Bassically, it was a KickTheDog moment ForTheEvulz.
* We know why Stan acts surprised to learn about Dipper's journal--to make Dipper think it's of no real value. If Stan was looking for journals, why didn't he take #3 after Irrational Treasure, when Dipper clearly consulted it right in front of him at Pioneer Day?
** Stan is never on screen while Dipper is consulting the journal and only reappears after Dipper has put it away. Most likely Stan was too distracted by his hatred of Pioneer Day to notice that Dipper was reading it at all.
** Alternatively, he might have just thought it was better with someone who was better equipped to defend it should someone like Gideon come for it. He knows how old he is, and what he is capable of. Dipper on the other hand, is young, eager to learn, and a hell of a lot more agile than Stan.
*** I'm sorry, which one of them punched a freakin' pterodactyl?
* How did Gideon get his hands on Waddles, or Mabel not noticing Waddles was missing in the first place until the unveiling of Gideonland, despite appearing to have had the time to pack her sweaters?
** They might have had to leave him behind, with the understanding that nothing would happen to him.
* Why did Gideon seem to just consider having Mabel as his queen when she was in his grasp, and not before she left?
** It's easier to make someone do something when they're in your giant robot hand.
* Why would the writer of the journals put a map of possible hiding locations for the other journals when he wants to keep them separate (or at least that's what we get out of Gideon)? The writer knew he couldn't go back for the journals since he believed he was being watched and that would no doubt give them away, so what was the point of a map? He might as well have just put up a sign saying "Dig here, dummy!" Also when would he have the time to draw 3 separate maps in such detail? He feels like he's being watched but screw urgency! He's got to make things easier for a possible evildoer who could easily abuse the journals for ultimate power!
** First of all the final entries in Dipper's book suggest there was a big gap between the maps and the author's fear of someone stalking them. It is possible the map was made so he/she could study possible locations where to hide the journals but never wrote his/her final decision. The map wasn't made to led you to the hiding place but to help the author to decide the hiding place. that is why it was so hard for Gideon to find the other journals(assuming he had the second book long before Dipper got the third one), they only described ''possible'' places were you could hide the journal. On the other hand, since he/she didn't destroy the journals when he/she had the chance, it is possible he/she decided the books were too important to be lost and he/she left vague descriptions of where to find the others and hope they fell in the right hands in case something happened to him/her.
* Where are we going to put stuff for Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained? I mean, it's a mini-series. Are we just keeping it on the Gravity Falls page with seperate folders, or...?
** Probably
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[[folder:Mabel's Guide to Life]]
* Pacifica has been established as hating Mabel, she even throws darts at her picture. So why did she take part in Mabel's color quiz?
** Maybe Mabel paid her? As for why she would pay her archenemy, maybe it's just in her optimistic nature to be totally nice to people.
** Vanity. Mabel was recording it, Pacifica loves people paying attention to her, no matter who's watching.
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[[folder:Scaryoke]]
* Why would the author of the journals put the spell to raise the dead in plain ink, and then put zombies' weakness in invisible ink? Shouldn't it be the reverse?
** The plain ink doesn't mention weaknesses, but the invisible ink says that the author's just discovered some, so I think the implication is that he wrote the invisible ink stuff after the rest of the book (presumably to keep whoever was watching him from finding any subsequent updates.)
*** Sure enough, there's a brief moment when the invisible ink is revealed you see a message saying basically "I've decided to switch to invisible to further keep my secrets safe" everything in invisible ink is clearly later updates.
** My point is, if he was assuming the books might fall into someone else's hands, why would he make the method of stopping zombies harder to find than the method of raising zombies? The latter is clearly what needs to be more well-hidden, while the former is what clearly needs to be less hidden.
*** Perhaps by that point The Author no longer trusted anyone with the knowledge he was collecting and decided to keep it in a place only he would be able to find it? He may have hoped the zombies would wipe out anyone who found the journal
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[[folder:Into the Bunker]]
* So, if it turned out that [[spoiler: "the Author" was really the shapeshifter, then what was he fighting in the shadow when we first saw him?]]
** Himself. He's a [[spoiler:''shapeshifter''. He was putting on a shadow puppet show for Dipper and Wendy so they'd trust him.]]
*** Or it was some other creature the shapeshifter was genuinely fighting against, and just decided to lure it near Dipper and Wendy so they'd be more likely to trust him. We don't actually know what happened, and we won't know what happened until we get WordOfGod on this. But I'm gonna lean toward some other creature. ''Something'' made those holes.
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[[folder:Golf War]]
* Pacifica mentions that her family took care of the whole "her family is a fraud" thing with money. Why would they need money? Dipper ''handed all the evidence right to them!'' All they would need is a few quarters to buy a matchbook. (Or however much those things cost now)
** She wasn't saying they payed to cover it up, she meant as long as they were still rich and powerful her ancestor being a fraud wasn't that big a deal.
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[[folder:Sock Opera]]
* Why was Bill able to cheat Dipper out of his end of the bargain in this episode? In Dreamscaperers, Gideon was able to break the deal when Bill couldn't hold up his end, but in this one, not only does Bill not even give Dipper the promised code after it'd be useless, but he gets his reward right off the bat! What changed?
** Unlike Gideon, who made a very specific and clear demand before they shook on it, Dipper never actually asks Bill to do anything. Bill loads the conversation with promises and implications, probably so Dipper will make assumptions about the terms of the deal and not realize that he hasn't actually ASKED for anything. Essentially, the only deal they ended up making was: "I want a puppet." "Ok sure."
** It's unlikely Gideon has gotten out of his deal anyways. Bill mentioned to Gideon they'd work out the details later so Bill is probably biding his time until he needs Gideon for whatever thing he has planned.
*** "You fools! Do you realize what you've cost me!?" Yeah. It definitely sounds like Bill still has what he needs from this arrangement.
* When sock puppet Dipper shows up floating next to Mabel, it's made clear that "ghost" Dipper inhabited the sock puppet just like Bill did with Dipper's body, as shown by the mouth and arm movements of the puppet. But then, when Gabe enters the room, we see Dipper using the sock puppet with his hand. When Gabe leaves, he goes back to the mouth and arm movements.
** I'm going to guess no one could hear him unless he moved a "vessel" along with what he wanted to say, neither Mabel nor Gabe ever seem to notice his shouting and groaning when Mabel twisted his arm.
** It was all done with his hand. Dipper's just hamming it up to get his emotions across.
* Why couldn't Wendy and Soos hear Bill taunt Dipper in the car? Are we just chalking that up to Bill's powers?
** Maybe they just assumed he was acting weird due to sleep deprivation.
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[[folder:Soos and the Real Girl]]
* So you can see when soos pauses the game the button only has 2 buttons...what does the other one do and for that matter of fact how do you control a game with one button and a pause button!?
* So some programmers '''accidentally''' create a fully functioning AI from the code of a dating sim that doesn't want to destroy the world, or kill anyone she doesn't consider a threat, and they just decide to delete her? You'd think a group of programmers able to ''accidentally'' create an AI would be just a bit smarter. What gives?
** Well, what else were they supposed to do? They tried to delete her and before they could do anything else, she "deleted" them.
*** They could ''not delete the newly born intelligence'' on a whim. Honestly, she was probably fully morally in the right to "delete" those trying to kill her. It kinda seems like self-defense.
**** That isn't a whim, that was the smartest thing anyone has ever done in fiction faced with that situation. Unless the AI is an evolving AI that can adapt what it learns from its life, it needs it's limits hard-coded into it so it doesn't hurt people. Giffany is a dating sim AI, games that are notorious for the characters becoming obsessed with the player character (Soos in this case) and manipulative to keep you on their route. Basically Giffany never deviated from her Dating Sim coding which made her a danger if she was a Tsundere archtype character.
*** Of course, we don't see the reason they decided to delete her. Judging by how she went on a murderous rampage when she was rejected, something probably happened that made them realize they had created a monster. Evil AIs that can possess stuff and threaten people if they don't get what they want are not to be taken lightly.
*** Maybe she killed them without provocation, or at least, without any more provocation than the other people she's attacked.
* So was Giffany genuinely in [[Main/{{Yandere}} love]] with Soos, or did she only want him so she can exist for as long as possible? Just from watching the episode it seems like the former, but a lot of people keep talking like it's the latter. So which is it?
** The former; I don't get where people are getting the latter from.
** "Love" needs air quotes in this context. Love is not threatening innocent people if you don't get your way, and if you think that it is, remind me to never date you. She was obsessed with Soos, but I wouldn't say she loved him as a person.
** There's also the fact that she's a dating sim character. She may be a very capable AI, but she still is programmed to be a love interest to the person playing. Whether this counts as love, "love", or not love, well, who knows.
** Giffany straight up said, "I'm programmed to find everything you say interesting." She wasn't interested in Soos for himself, it was just because he was the current player.
* More of a "too cerebral, it's a kid's show" issue, but did anyone get a little annoyed by the fact they didn't really explore Giffany's side of the story? She is, after all, the guiding intelligence behind a DatingSim, being a girlfriend is her PurposeInLife, but people reject her out of hand because she's creepy. Does anyone thing she could have stood to be a bit more sympathetic than how she was portrayed, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality given the parameters she was made with?]]
** Turning to murder and abduction when rejected is not something a rational being does. Also, they don't reject her out of hand because she's creepy. They reject her because they realize that being in a relationship with an obsessive computer program is unhealthy, and because she decides to attack people when she doesn't get her way.
** Apparently [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/gravity-falls-soos-and-real-girl-209546 not just you]].
** The programmers ''tried'' to fix her, but she went haywire and killed them all. That pretty much robs her of all sympathy.
*** Actually, all we know is that the programmers tried to '''delete''' her, not fix her. Unless she was lying, then we have no clue what actually happened. For all we know she could have fallen for her programmer, proven herself self-aware, and then killed them in self defense. Or it could have been an unprovoked attack, we really have no idea. But based on how she acts, and apparently acted to everyone who played her game, I'm gonna go with "Fell in love with programmer."
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[[folder: Little Gift Shop of Horrors]]
* In the episode there's a gag where a store clerk throws a dozen eggs at Stan. According to him this is a common game they play but, the thing is, he threw those eggs at him all at once. Even if Stan still had his hand how would he have been able to catch those eggs?
** Maybe the goal is just to see how many eggs Stan can stop from hitting him/the floor. And without his hands, he couldn't catch ''any'' of them, making him look like a complete fool in the eyes of the guy he's apparently really friendly with.
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[[folder: Society of the Blind Eye]]
* We see seven members of the Society get defeated, but there are clearly at least ten of them in other scenes. Where are the others?
** SequelHook, perhaps.
* Now that the Society is effectively disbanded, will the masquerade around the supernatural occurrences surrounding Gravity Falls finally [[BrokenMasquerade break]]?
** There probably isn't actually a masquerade to begin with. The only memories taken away were the ones the society, a very small group, could find out other people know about. Dipper, Mabel, Soos, and Wendy have all known about this stuff for a long time now, and yet none of them ever go after the kids. And while the Blind Eye is a secret group, the intelligent people at least probably know about the supernatural, and know that '''something''' will happen to them if they say anything.
* It's revealed that [=McGucket=] has repeatedly used the ray to erase his own memories. In one of the video journals, he starts to wonder if there're any negative side-effects to using it. Seriously, he just '''NOW''' starts wondering if there're any side-effects after using it on himself for who knows how many times?!
** He probably didn't care about any side effects the first time. And after it worked for as many times as it did with what seemed to be no side effects, he just kept using it until he did notice. And the side effects ''seemed'' small at first. Anyway, most side effects probably went unnoticed because it is actively affecting his memory, or written off as leftovers from the reason he erased his memory.
* Minor one, but how could Soos not know Mabel's name for that long after they had an entire rap dedicated to words that rhymed with her name in the second episode?
** Well, this ''is'' Soos we're talking about.
* Dipper, Mabel, and the others have been involved paranormal phenomenon all summer. In fact, of all the people in town, they're probably ''the'' most involved with it. So... '''WHY HAS THE SOCIETY OF THE BLIND EYE NEVER PAYED THEM A VISIT?!'''
** Maybe they [[ParanoiaFuel have]]...
** Then why did they allow them to keep their memories?
*** Would you fuck with Stan Pines and his crew?
** Which memories? The memory gun is specific and the society isn't all knowing. Just because the society hadn't found out about everything they've encountered wouldn't mean they couldn't have caught them discovering some things.
*** Future episode plot? They find something important, and then it's revealed that they had already found it but the Society erased those memories.
** Competency probably. Most of the town is pretty kooky from being mind wiped, not to mention the Society uses the mind wiper on themselves. Alternately, it could be that Pines family and friends are in too deep and off the radar of the group.
* Isn't the Society's mission rather self-destructive? By erasing people's memories, all you're doing is making them incredibly vulnerable to the town's weirdness through sheer ignorance. Wouldn't its founder, a scientist, think it a better idea to instead study the horrors of Gravity Falls and find a better way to combat them?...or maybe use the memory gun on various monsters and make them forget they're a threat to humans?
** [=McGucket=] started using the memory erase gun in order to erase his memory of doing something he deeply regretted, not necessarily something supernatural. It was only once he started becoming more obsessed with the gun (and more delirious, probably due to the gaps in his memory), that he started erasing memory of the supernatural stuff. Remember, he founded the society for people to erase their memories and nothing more, so its possible its intentions to be specifically for supernatural things have changed over time.
* A retroactive one for Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained. In this episode, [[FreezeFrameBonus we can see that the journal actually has an entry on the island head beast, including notes on it leaving teeth behind (with a picture of the very same tooth Dipper found, no less), and ways to recognize the lake (it's the one with the mysterious tropical flora)]]. So why was the journal never checked or mentioned during the episode of Guide to the Unexplained, with the kids instead going to a local fisherman, and clearly not expecting the island to be a monstrous... thingamajig?
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[[folder: Blendin's Game]]
* It's me or the episode have some ContinuitySnarl? Soo's birthday is revealed to be on July 13 which would mean that the episode takes place during Sock Opera (July 11 to 14 according to a scene), yet Stan is seen wearing the bandages from the previous episode that obviously takes place AFTER Bill Cyper destroys the laptop. My head hurt
** It almost seems fitting for an episode with this subject matter.
* So anyone can just challenge '''anyone''' they want to fight in gladiatorial combat to receive a paradox-free time wish. And then they get to decide the fate of the loser without having to use the wish. What exactly is stopping two friends from challenging each other, letting the other off without consequences should they win, and then making a wish for both of them? Or if we're being dark, a grown adult challenging a young child, like toddler age, and receiving anything they want?
** Well, remember, we never find out the exact rules and restrictions of Blognar, so this is just us assuming. Plus, given the fact that its meant to both take place in a dystopian future and be a parody of "Immoral death game" stories like TheHungerGames and EndersGame, [[FridgeHorror it does't exactly seem out of place.]]
** There could be more legal stuff tied into Globnar that wasn't shown on-screen. Blendin did refer to Dipper and Mabel as "the kids who ruined [his] life" or something like that, and negatively influencing someone's life through time travel doesn't seem too unlikely.
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[[folder:The Love God]]
* So it's okay to force two people to love each other through magical means, but it's not right to undo this once you realize magically changing people is wrong? If this love potions stuff lasts forever, and they eventually got married, would they both be raping each other?
** I think the idea behind the potions is that they cause a brief spark of infatuation between two people. Whether or not it lasts depends on whether or not the two people are romantically compatible, which is why he Love God said it should only be handled by an expert matchmaker. Giving two people a nudge in order to start a relationship isn't necessarily wrong.
*** That'd be a nice, idealistic way of looking at it, but seeing as how an explicit antidote is needed to undo it... (Not to mention the Love God's prescription for it is ignored so Robbie and Tambry basically ODed on the stuff....)
*** I see your point, but consider this: a cherub isn't just some prankster or immature little kid or something; it's a being that makes people, ''all'' people, fall in love. And if we are to assume that that love potion is what the Love God uses on all his made matches, that would mean ''all love'' is generated from that potion. Following your assumption, that would mean every couple in existence is made up of two people raping each other.
**** He states that Internet Dating is doing his job for him, so while he likely has the authority and power to instill feelings of love in others, his intervention is not necessary for love to happen. As for the poster who mentioned Robbie and Tambry overdosing, it's possible that they did. Love God uses small amounts of potion, flicked at people with his fingers, while Mabel poured it all over their fries - it could be why their personalities pulled such a strong turn after ingesting it.
**** While I do see everyone's point here, the fact still remains that this isn't "fake", "forced" or "artificial" love, nor are Robbie and Tambry acting against their will. Mabel simply gained the divine power to make people feel love for one another, hence why the Love God referred to it as "playing God". The only difference between her actions and those of the Love God (or any sort of cherub from any mythology, really), is the person who was calling the shots. And yes, since she doesn't have Godly knowledge it was ''very'' irresponsible of her and could have had extremely negative consequences, but at least give her a little credit: she could have used that love potion on any cute boy she pleased, and she only used it on Robbie and Tambry.
***** Another entity having these same abilities does nothing to mitigate the implications of what Mabel did. That's like saying "She didn't use this date-rape drug on someone for her own personal gain, but on two people to force them to be together." Just because they like it, ''while under it's mind-altering effects'', does not mean that what Mabel did was any less wrong.
***** To reiterate: If you're going to call what the Love God is doing MindRape, then that would mean ''all love'' in the Gravity Falls universe is MindRape. According to him, there is ''no difference'' between the effects of his love potion and falling in love naturally. He is a cherub, that is what cherubs were said to do: cause people to feel real, legitimate affection for one another. It's just a natural part of life and the way love works in stories where cherubs are real. And if you have a problem with that, than that's a Headscratcher for the cherub myth as a whole, not for this show specifically.
****** It's not about whether it's legitimate love or not. The problem lies with how this love came about. Even if the Love God is right to do what he does, Mabel is a mortal using his stuff to make people fall in love for her own personal agenda. The Love God is not once seen using his love potions for his own personal gain, while Mabel uses it to force people she knows personally and has a vested interest in becoming happy. And then decides not to undo it because they're happy. In their mind altered state. It carries far too many implications about consent and what it would mean if Robbie and Tambry ever...ahem..."experimented." As neither could have given their consent if such a thing were to happen. Even if the Love God is wrong in what he does, he's mostly retired and lets it happen naturally now. Just because someone else does something wrong does not mean it's okay for others to do so as well.
****** I fail to see how trying to cheer up somebody who nobody thinks deserves it when you could easily use the resources you have on yourself is selfish. Look, since we have so few details on how the whole cherub shtick actually works in this universe, I think the concise thing to do here is chop this up to a very major case of QuestionableConsent and call it a day.
******* I think the fact that we don't know how it works makes it worse, since In-Universe it would mean that Mabel likely wouldn't know how it works either. Consider this - one of the Love God's acts was pointing a woman at a guy that would be the love of her life (and it seems likely that as part and parcel of his Love God title, he would indeed be able to make accurate calls about these sorts of scenarios). When Mabel tries to buy a love potion off of him, he explicitly states that the Love Potions are to be used ''very carefully'' - to wit, Love God's method is a ''topical'' application while Robbie and Tambry ''ingested'' an amount of potion that seems higher than what the Love God uses. Even with the best intentions, the difference between what Love God does and what Mabel did seems to be the difference between a licensed medical professional administering a carefully measured dosage of a drug after having determined what the illness is and some quack doctor just haphazardly filling a needle and jamming it into your butt based on a faulty or nonexistent prognosis.
******* I'll give you that. As I said before, I can't completely defend Mabel's actions and I do agree that they were irresponsible, I just don't think it's fair to call them selfish and I do not think Robbie and Tambry's relationship is unconsensual. Going along with your analogy, imagine by some grand miracle that the quack doctor's remedy actually ''does'' work, despite how haphazardly it was done. It was still a bad decision, and the quack should receive consequences for it, but the fact that it lead to something good should still be acknowledged. Mabel's heart was in the right place, and it was really darn lucky that her actions lead to something good, but she still shouldn't have done it. It's still a BrokenAesop, I just don't think it's ''as'' broken as some fans seem to think.
******* It still could be - like I said, the ways the potions were administered were so different there could be a problem. I think what I left out of the Doctor analogy was the possibility of an OD like one of the previous tropers mentioned - while it is true that we don't exactly know how the Love Potions work, I did mention earlier in the post that Robbie and Tambry's personalities took a sharp turn soon after ingesting the stuff; so to continue making analogies, I could compare the potion to alcohol in terms of personality alteration - where the Love God's method seems to end in a state analogous to "lightly buzzed" where people are a little less inhibited, but not so much that they aren't themselves; and Mabel's method ending closer to being completely sloshed, where you're making calls and performing actions you wouldn't perform sober - like, say, [[PhoneaholicTeenager Tambry]] leaving her phone on the diner table. The rapid shift seems like it could be cause for alarm.
* Did that mother and son... die from the burning Stan balloon...?
** No. The balloon landed on the Love God, not them.
* So using subliminal messaging to get girls is wrong, but using a love potion on people solely on the grounds that you think they make a cute couple is morally acceptable.
** No, the episode more less hammers home that it was a bad idea to it, its just they got lucky this one time.
** Also, GravityFalls is a show where consequences last for longer than an episode, as we saw with Blendin' and how Dipper and Mabel "ruined his life". Mabel still has the [[MacGuffin Anti-Love Potion]] that could become a ChekhovsGun later on, and what's to say that a later episode won't resolve the QuestionableConsent and FridgeHorror here?
* Why do people keep saying that Robbie and Tambry had BelligerentSexualTension before Mabel spiked their food? Robbie and Tambry have had zero real interaction until this episode and when they did finally interact, they had nothing but contempt for each other. And what if Robbie and Tambry aren't truly meant for each other? Would this mean that their actual true loves would spend the rest of their lives alone? What if Tambry had a crush on Nate or someone else? Would this mean her own feelings have now been overwritten with feelings for Robbie?
** As for the tension, it might be people reading a bit to far into something, but there is the fact that despite there apparent contempt for the other, they were clearly perfectly happy to stay and share a meal together, so at he very worst they weren't against hanging out. By excepting that, that does more or less mean they were okay with at least trying one date, even if they hadn't consciously realised this. People also pick up on the fact that Tambry had quite different reaction to Robbie calling her "Tambers" than she did when she was called it earlier.
** As for all the concerns, I donít think anything in the episode suggested they werenít completely real and possible dangers. Hence why Love God made such a big thing over how dangerous it was for someone who didnít know what they were doing to meddle in these matters. Seriously they could have all happened, itís just very lucky that they apparently didnít (or perhaps they did, we will never know now). As to why they donít just go back, well the implication is once itís done the status quo is changed, simply undoing the love potion wonít automatically cause it to snap back to the former status quo. The consequences canít be escaped, the damage is done, and all you can do is except this new reality. Altering would likely just cause more damage.
* Not So serious but about the Love God himself
** Uhm I get, humour show on Disney but they seem to zigzag with his presentation. Drunken emotionally manipulative charismatic fits for Cupid, no doubt, but does he have a sex/love drive himself? He's shown taking actions evocative of making out or sex but carefully shown or disclaimed to be doing something else - "Sign my face" - or was that set up to help misdirect for whatever the hell he was doing in the van. Given his arrival in the diner has people making out explicitly why all the misleading?
** I feel this is criminally unmentioned but what is his "rock career" consist of?
*** He's never depicted with an instrument or singing aside from the decal on the cassette tape he hands to Mabel. But he's called in for a sound check and no instruments are seen with him. Just found it weird and unusual. Particularly in contrast with the other performers in the episode or series.ty
** What *was* he doing in the damned van with Cute Biker and The Other One. It implicitly WASN'T making it shake in the sexy times way because of the intentional bedheading (likely for the censors/parents but it still matters in story). IT seems he was kind of 'covering' himself only with male and female groupie. Making me wonder if, ala putti statues, he's personally sexless so keeps building up a reputation of being (bi)sex god and keep people guessing he's born eunuch. Moreover how did he get Tyler and the other one to agree to do whatever happened with him?
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