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Monsters, Creatures and Other Oddities (Beware of unmarked spoilers!)
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Tropes shared by multiple entries
- Monster of the Week: Most creatures only have a major role in a single episode, and then having cameos later. Some of them avert this, though, becoming recurring adversaries or major characters.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: You have your average creatures, with basis in mythology and folklore, and then you have things that make you wonder if the designers had a few nips before getting their pencils.
Jeff: "We'll never forget you, Mabel. Because we're gonna kidnap you."
The little men of the Gravity Falls forest.
- Adorable Evil Minions: Let's face it: the gnomes are pretty cute.
- Aerith and Bob: Parodied. The five gnomes who make up Norman are named Jeff, Carson, Jason, Steve and Shmebulock.
- Affably Evil: Jeff is very friendly and personable, but still tries to force a twelve-year old girl to marry thousands without regret.
- He was also planning on eating Steve if he didn't get any pie.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: The gnomes kidnap Mabel and try to force her into marry all of them so that she can become their new queen.
- Cephalothorax: They have some body besides their head and limbs, but it's so small that their beards obscure it from the front.
- Chekhov's Army: They make a return in the first season finale to help the Pine Twins stop Gideon. Unfortunately, Gideon turns them against Dipper and Mabel.
- Decapitated Army: Once Jeff is blasted off into the horizon, the gnomes are utterly without direction. One can even be heard saying "Orders! I need orders!"
- Generation Xerox: In a flashback, the Author is shown meeting Shmebulock Senior, who looks nearly identical to his son.
- The Leader: Jeff is apparently the only one capable of giving orders to the other gnomes; the second he's incapacitated they fall apart and scatter.
- Lilliputians: Commonly referred to as "little men."
- Mars Needs Women: G-rated version: Gnomes wanted Mabel to become their queen by marriage.
- One-Gender Race: Hence their need for a Queen.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: For starters, they vomit rainbows.
- Jeff baths in a tub of squirrels, although it's implied that one is not really a gnome thing, and more just Jeff...
- Their cameo in "Society of the Blind Eye" implies that they have cannibalistic tendencies. But this might also have just been Jeff.
- Pokémon Speak: Shmebulock can only say his own name. Assuming that's even his name at all. Given how incongruous it is with all the other gnomes who have fairly common names it might just be a word he's stuck saying.Jeff: Is Shmebulock all you can say?
Shmebulock: *looks sad* Shmebulock.
- Totem Pole Trench: Their Norman disguise.
- We Will Meet Again: Hasn't paid off yet.
- In fact, the Pines had to go and meet them when they thought the Gnomes could help fight Gideon.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Questionably, it's leaf blowers. Gideon uses a high-pitched whistle to take them all down in the first season finale.
- Yandere: "Mabel, marry us before we do something crazy!"
- Young and in Charge: Jeff appears younger than the other gnomes, and may be the leader due to this. The other gnomes seems somewhat senile or even feral in comparison.
The Gravity Falls Gobblewonker
The Gobblewonker is a legendary sea monster that is thought to live at the bottom of Lake Gravity Falls.
- Not the Nessie: Rather a robot made by McGucket.
- Real After All: At the end of the episode, Dipper's camera falls overboard and we get a shot of the real Gobblewonker.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: The Gobblewonker turns out to be a mechanical monster that Old Man McGucket built to get attention from his son. But then...
- Stock Ness Monster
The Wax Statue Collection
The Mystery Shack Wax Statue Collection
Wax Sherlock Holmes: "We're cursed! Cursed to come to life whenever the moon is waxing!"
Voiced by: John Oliver (Sherlock Holmes), Coolio (himself), Larry King (himself)The Wax figures are living wax sculptures that Grunkle Stan stole from a garage sale and used as attractions in the Mystery Shack.
- As Himself: Both of the Coolio and Larry King wax figures actually are actually voiced by the real Coolio and Larry King.
- An Axe to Grind: Lizzie Borden of course.
- Big Bad: Wax Sherlock Holmes seems to be the leader of the wax figures.
- Faux Affably Evil: A bunch of goofy wax statues... who happen to be vengeful potential murderers. Larry King, however, seems to be genuinely Affably Evil, even giving Mabel advise on clothing.
- Hartman Hips: Wax Lizzie Borden.
- Living Statues: They were brought to life by some sort of curse.
- Revenge: After Stan locked them away, they wait ten years just to seek vengeance on him. When Soos finds them, they come to life once again and attempt to murder Stan, but accidentally decapitate the wax replica of him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: They were locked away after Stan shut down the wax museum until Soos stumbled onto them years later.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They can be melted quite easily.
- Would Hurt a Child: Kill them, actually.
Pa and Ma
Pa and Ma Duskerton
"That's why we hate teenagers so much, don't we, honey?"
Voiced by: Ken Jenkins and April WinchellThe ghosts of an old married couple who ran and died in the now-abandoned Dusk 2 Dawn convenience store.
- Affably Evil: They're such a sweet, old couple that you could easily forget that they're also vengeful and sadistic spirits who inflict horrible punishments on the teenagers who broke into their haunting grounds.
- Berserk Button: They really don't like teenagers.
- Evil Old Folks: They're a couple of sadistic old bats, at least towards teenagers.
- Freudian Excuse: When they were alive, teenagers were a scourge on their store, always upsetting customers with their boom boxes and "disrespectful" short pants. Pa and Ma banned them, causing the teenagers to retaliate with their rap music. The lyrics to the music were so shocking (by their standards) that they were stricken down with double heart attacks. Thus, they hate teenagers and haunt the Dusk 2 Dawn.
- Ghostly Goals: To get revenge on teenagers.
- Happily Married: Even in death, as it turns into an Unholy Matrimony.
- Reality Warpers: Inside of the abandoned convenience store, they are basically omnipotent.
- Teens Are Monsters: They wholeheartedly believe this.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: They actively torment teenagers (and possibly try to kill them), but are perfectly friendly to anyone even a single year younger than what's considered a "teen".
Testosteraur: "Not man enough? Not man enough!? I have three Y chromosomes, six Adam's apples, pecs on my abs, and fists for nipples!"''
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (Leaderaur, Chutzpar), Keith Ferguson (Testosteuraur, Glurk), and Fred Tatasciore (Pituitaur)A species of half man, half Minotaur creatures who reside in the mountains. Emphasis on man.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Chutzpar has sidelocks reminiscent of Orthodox Jews, what looks like a skull cap, and his name is a portmanteau of "chutzpah" (yiddish/Hebrew for audacity) and "par" (Hebrew for bull).
- Jerk Jocks: A whole species of them.
- Large and In Charge: Leaderaur towers over his Manotaur brethren, spews fire from his nostrils, and wears a Modesty Towel stitched out of several other towels.
- A Load of Bull: Half bull, anyway.
- Macho Masochism: The first lesson of manliness is the Pain Hole. Even full Manotaurs can't stand more than a few seconds with their hand in the hole.
- Modesty Towel: The only thing the Manotaurs wear.
- Punny Names : All their names reference their overly masculine nature in some way, or their status.
- Rated M for Manly: Brutally, relentlessly parodied.
- A Real Man Is a Killer: They tell Dipper that he cannot become a man unless he kills the Multi-Bear.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Men to the Multi-Bear's Sensitive Guy.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Made of it.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: To show their manly muscles.
"This is foolish. Leave now or die!"
Voiced by: Alfred Molina
The Multi-Bear is a magical beast that lives in the Multi-Bear's cave at the top of a high mountain.
- Animalistic Abomination: Even by the standards of the show, his appearance is like one of HP Lovecraft's rejected concepts. He's not malevolent, though.
- Bears Are Bad News: Subverted. It turns out the Multi-Bear isn't really a bad guy.
- Beary Friendly: He's actually quite nice.
- Conjoined Twins: His body is like two bears joined at the shoulder that are both joined at the back with a third bear.
- Face Death with Dignity: Accepts with dignity to be killed by Dipper.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Dipper assumed the Manotaurs had a good reason to want him dead. They really, really didn't.
- Multiple Head Case: The Multi-Bear has eight heads, but only one main intelligent head is capable of human speech. Their placement is very strange: two of its bodies have one head at their crotch and a head on each shoulder, the third body has a regularly-placed head, and the main head is on top.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has twelves limbs total from his three different bodies.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: A bear with the body of three bears stuck together and eight heads total.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: The Multi-Bear loves listening to BABBA music, especially Disco Girl.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Manotaurs declared him their enemy because he engages in some activities not considered "manly", such as listening to BABBA.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to the Manotaurs' Manly Men.
The Photocopy Clones
The Photocopy Clones
Tyrone: "Dipper, please, this is you you're talking about."''
Voiced by: Jason RitterThe clones are copies of Dipper, made from Stan's Copy Machine.
- Adorkable: Given who they were cloned from, this is hardly surprising.
- Anti-Mutiny: The clone Dippers betray the real Dipper because he wanted to abandon their ridiculously detailed plan and just talk to Wendy directly. When #2 realizes that the original plan wasn't working, they laugh it off and share a soda instead.
- Body Horror: Paper Jam Dipper is halfway between being paper and a solid object and folded in numerous places, making him so misshapen that he can't talk clearly and is glad to die.
- Clone Degeneration: Due to the copier getting jammed, the fourth Dipper is a disturbing malformed creature.
- Clones Are People Too: All of the clones, save for the arm and the Paper Jam clone, are identical to Dipper in both appearance and personality. This means that they share the same motivations as Dipper, including their crush on Wendy. The original Dipper shows legitimate concern when Tyrone melts away.
- Cloning Blues: Mostly averted. The clones are all for doing the original Dipper's dirty work and getting nothing in return until the original deviates from the plan. Tyrone even casually reminds the original that he can be destroyed in the case of a rebellion.
- Evil Twin: Zig Zagged. The clones are more than happy to help Dipper with his plan to woo Wendy... but when Dipper goes against the scheduled plan to dance with Wendy by talking to her in the hallway, the clones turn on him. Even this was far from being evil, though; they just decide to get Dipper out of the way by putting him in a closet and even make sure he's comfortable there with snacks and a coloring book.
- Four Is Death: The Paper Jam Clone is the fourth clone made, though the clones made after him continue the numbering at 4.
- Nominal Importance: The first clone Dipper creates, and the most important one, chooses to call himself Tyrone (the name Dipper apparently always wanted). The rest are just referred to as Dipper 3, Paper-Jam Dipper, etc.
- Obsessed Are The List Makers: And how! In fact, the only reason why they attack Dipper is that he decided to deviate from the original plan.
- Our Clones Are Identical: Except the clones lack the tree graphic on their hat, which is where Dipper writes their identifying numbers. Also, Paper Jam Dipper is very different from the rest. On top of that, they look a little desaturated in color compared to the original Dipper.
- The Unintelligible: Paper Jam Dipper can only communicate in incoherent "NYANG NYANG NYANG" noises.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The clones can be destroyed with liquids, namely water and soda.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Clones 3 and 4 are never seen again after stealing Robbie's bike. Given the clones are destroyed by liquids and Gravity Falls in located in a region that gets a lot of rain, they probably didn't last that long.
- You Are Number Six: Played straight with all the clones except Paper Jam Dipper and Number Two, who is called Tyrone.
Voiced by: Alex HirschSir Lord Quentin Trembley III, Esq., is a mysterious figure involved in the many riddles of Gravity Falls and America itself.
- Badass Mustache
- Bow Ties Are Cool
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: For all his eccentricities, Trembley is a brilliant man.
- The Caligula: Elected by a landslide (as in the other candidates were literally buried by one), he proceeded to ban pants, declare war on pancakes, and appoint babies to the Supreme Court. He was eventually deposed, replaced by William Henry Harrison, and all evidence of his term stricken from the national record. He ended up founding Gravity Falls, being deposed again and finally encasing himself in peanut brittle, in an attempt to live forever - which, amazingly enough, worked.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He waged war on pancakes.
- The Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Peanut brittle really did make him immortal. The treasure hunt to find him is also designed so that only a silly person can unravel the clues, thus invoking this trope.
- Cool Old Guy: Despite his apparent insanity, he helps Dipper and Mabel greatly, and finds a kindred spirit in the latter.
- Creator Cameo: Yet another character voiced by Hirsch.
- Extreme Omnivore: Resigned by eating a salamander and jumping out the window.
- Genius Ditz: Despite being a Cloud Cuckoolander, he succeeded at putting himself in suspended animation with peanut brittle of all things and set up a treasure hunt so that he could be found 150 years later.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He was kicked out of office by the babies he hired to run the Supreme Court.
- Human Popsicle: Kept in suspended animation for 150 years, thanks to peanut brittle.
- Landslide Election: A literal one (that killed every other candidate).
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: One of the laws he passed while he was in office dictates that having physical ownership of a property deed (regardless of whether or not it's your name on the document) makes it and all under its domain yours. Finders-Keepers, basically. Fair enough, but this law makes it possible for Gideon to steal the Mystery Shack during the first season finale.
- Our Presidents Are Different: President Buffoon bordering on President Lunatic, hence why the United States did everything possible to erase him from the historical record.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Once freed, he is ultimately responsible for saving the day. To the United States government, he's more of a Sealed Loose Cannon.
- The Southpaw
- Unperson: In an effort to cover up the embarrassment of Trembley's presidential career, the US government erased Trembley from history, filling in the historical hole with William Henry Harrison and village idiot Nathaniel Northwest.
- The Wonka: Back in his president days. Deconstructed, too: his lack of sanity got him fired, despite being efficient.
"You shut your time mouth!"
Voiced by: Justin RoilandBlendin Blenjamin Blandin is a time traveler who was sent to stop a series of time anomalies that were supposed to happen during the Mystery Fair.
- Adorkable: The beyond awkward photo on his ID card depicts him smiling an incredibly nervous, toothy smile, and he's sweating profusely.
- Alliterative Name
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Not a single hair on his head. Near the end of "Blendin's Game," however, the twins grant him some hair in addition to his job back.
- Berserk Button: Making fun of his time abilities, not remembering his name, Wasteful Wishing are things that will make him raise his voice.
- Butt Monkey: From start to finish, he's an utter joke.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the background of of the first three episodes. See Self-Fulfilling Prophecy below.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: His fellow Time Agents hate having to deal with him and the messes he makes, and they try their best to hurry their capture of the Twins if it means they can get away from guarding Blendin.
- Gadget Watches: Blendin's watch also functions as a communicator and a cloaking device.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He's wearing them constantly but it's unclear what they do.
- Harmless Villain: Generally a mess. His attempts to correct this by training in prison fail miserably.Mabel: He's too sad to be a bad guy.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: As Mabel pointed out, he's too pitiful to actually hate.
- Jerkass: Childishly mocks one of his captors' mundane, but sweet wish to retire early. Dipper and Mabel helping him out indicates he will get better.
- Heel-Face Turn: Blendin becomes a more decent person to the Mystery Twins when they own up to their mistake and get him his job back.
- Large Ham: "MEMORY WIPE!!!"
- Man Child: Slips into this territory when Dipper convinces him to take a break from his work and relax, and ride one of the rides at the fair. He's shown yelling jubilantly as he does so.
- He also takes it personally when Mabel doubts his claim to be a time traveler, and he's awfully quick to try to impress and convince two kids he's never met before.
- His boasting costs him the Globnar.
- Meaningful Name: He certainly blends in to his surroundings when time traveling.
- Nervous Wreck: He's as timid and easily-upset as they get, and it's partially thanks to this he's so easily manipulated.
- No Indoor Voice: Not surprising, considering that he's voiced by Justin Roiland. At one point during "Blendin's Game," Lolph mutes him mid-sentence to spare himself.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Blendin is sent back to prevent a series of time anomalies that occurred only because Dipper and Mabel got their hands on his time machine.
- SpaceX: Or "Time X".
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Agrees with Soos that using the Time Wish to make an infinite pizza is a good call.
- Time Police: He's an agent of the Time Paradox Avoidance Enforcement Squadron, and his job is to correct time anomalies.
- We Will Meet Again: After the Pines inadvertently ruin his life, he swears temporal revenge by keeping their parents from meeting. They write him off when they realize he hasn't changed the past already.
"I have a very important nap to get to, so let's make this quick."
A giant, time-devouring, baby-like monster currently frozen in Antarctica. For unknown reasons, he will wage a war in the distant future, while also leading human time travelers to fix timeline anomalies.
- Always a Bigger Fish: A fairly unorthodox example. In Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun!, Bill Cipher claims that Time Baby is an even worse entity than he is. That same book has a coded message that says that even in a future where he reigns supreme, Time Baby is "worried about Bill".
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Bad Boss: Implied to be this. When Blendin Blandin failed his mission, he was afraid of the Time Baby and begged him for mercy.
- Bad Future: In the distant future, the Time Baby is seen fighting in an apocalyptic war for some reason.
- Big Brother Is Watching You: Since he basically has control over the universe in the future, this was inevitable. In the first few minutes of "Blendin's Game", there's even a poster in the background that says "Time Baby Is Watching You".
- Creepy Child/Enfante Terrible
- Disproportionate Retribution: Casually murders a random member of the audience for speaking out when he said "silence".
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Evil Versus Evil: Bill Cipher at least hates his guts (see Last of His Kind) - Dipper and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! suggests that the feeling is mutual.
- Eye Beams: His main form of attack.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Human Popsicle/Sealed Evil in a Can: He's frozen in Antarctica for now. Sometime in the future, global warming frees him and he takes control of the universe.
- Last of His Kind: Is the last child born to a now extinct race of Time Giants.
- Noble Demon: He promises a free time wish that can do literally anything (even, say, wipe him from existence) to anyone who wins Globnar, and follows through. Granted, even surviving Globnar is pretty tough. He also gave Blendin his job back after Dipper and Mabel asked him to, and accepted them giving their Time Wish to someone else.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's a ruthless dictator, but can't help but exhibit the habits of a baby. This includes sucking on his foot or stubbornly whining when its time to drink cosmic sand.Time Baby: I have a very important nap to get to, so let's make this quick.
- Reality Warper: Can create Time Orbs capable of making any wish possible.
- Time Travel: Probably has some kind of time-based powers as well.
Rumble Mc Skirmish
"YOU TAKE THAT BACKKK!"
Voiced by: Brian BloomRumble McSkirmish is a playable fighter in an arcade game called Fight Fighters. Dipper brought him into the real world by using the ultimate power code that he found on the lower left side of the arcade game.
- AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: Rumble talks like this all the time.
- Anti-Villain: He chases Robbie down through town, intending to kill him, but he only turns on Dipper when he realizes that he had been lead astray. It's obvious from his internal monologue that he was ashamed of this.
- Big "NO!": When he defeats Dipper, he is erased and sent back to the arcade machine. This is his reaction.
- Bilingual Bonus: The kanji on his back is actually the character for "Butt."
- Black and White Insanity: From his perspective, you're either a good guy or a bad guy who deserves to be beaten to death and probably murdered somebody's father. As he's from a game where people do literally nothing but briefly yell then beat the crap out of each other, it's arguably Blue and Orange Morality as well.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: Half of his dialogue in nonsense that's implied to be a result of his game being poorly translated in-universe.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: He is one crazy Knight Templar and is blond to boot.
- Calling Your Attacks: "SUPER POWER NINJA TURBO NEO ULTRA HYPER MEGA MULTI ALPHA META EXTRA UBER PREFIX COMBO!!"
- "FIST! PUUNCH! RAAAAAAAAAIIIN!!!"
- Captain Ersatz/Shout-Out: He appears to be a merge of multiple Street Fighter characters. He has the blonde hair like Ken, the fighting stance similar to Ryu, Ken and the other Shotoclones, and an eyepatch like Sagat.
- Catchphrase: "Winners don't lose!"
- Colony Drop: His Fist Punch Rain, which makes lots of closed fists to fall from the sky.
- Combat Pragmatist: As a parody of Streets of Rage or Final Fight, he's a fan of picking up objects from the street and swinging them at his enemies.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Beats the crap out of Dipper with an absurd amount of punches.
- Rumble himself is on the receiving end of one during his brief cameo in "Soos and the Real Girl".
- Does Not Like Shoes: Just like Ryu and Ken.
- Everything Makes a Mushroom: A pixelated fist-shaped mushroom cloud results from knocking out Dipper with his combo finisher.
- Eyepatch of Power: Probably as a shout-out to another SF character, Sagat. Surprisingly, Rumble's eyepatch does not switch eyes as he changes direction.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: And what a pointer finger it is.If Robbie is not the last stage, then it must be... YOOOOOOOOOOU!
- The Great Politics Mess-Up: When talking to Dipper, he demands to be taken to the Soviet Union.Dipper: That's gonna be difficult... for a number of reasons.
- Hyperactive Sprite: Mocked. Dipper runs into some frustration when he asks him to stand completely still, since of course, his Hyperactive Sprite is as still as he gets.
- Knight Templar: Absolutely convinced that Robbie, and later Dipper, are bad guys.
- Large Ham: Shouts most of his dialogue.
- Martial Arts Headband: A red one, like Ryu's.
- Medium Blending: All of his appearances in the episode are as a 16-bit sprite.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Caused much destruction with his techniques, and when Dipper finally landed a punch on him, it barely took away any of his health.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Both "Rumble" and "Skirmish" relate to brawls and fights, so you can see where this is going.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: In his game he is a warrior avenging the death of his father at the hands of the evil Dr. Karate. When brought to real life, he is a crazy Knight Templar who would have killed Robbie and Dipper.
- No Indoor Voice: Constantly shouting.
- No Peripheral Vision: Parodied. He can't look up because he has no looking up animation.
- Nonstandard Character Design: His sprite design was created by Paul Robertson.
- Primary-Color Champion: It's subverted when he steps out of the machine. Otherwise, he is instantly remarkable for his blond hair, red bands and blue pants.
- Punny Name: But also a Name to Run Away From Really Fast.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his moves is a hundred hand slap.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: He is actually this when released from the arcade machine. He only goes evil when Dipper lies to him.
- Shotoclone: Once again, all part of his Captain Ersatz shtick.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Another similarly to Sagat is that he doesn't wear a typical karate gi, he goes bare-chested the entire time.
- The Worf Effect: In his cameo in "Soos and the Real Girl", Giffany zaps him like he was nothing. This is the same guy who utterly trounced Dipper with his karate skills.
- Would Hit a Girl: Challenges Giffany to a battle when she briefly crosses through his arcade cabinet. It doesn't end well for him.
- Would Hurt a Child: Had no problem beating up Dipper with a nearly lethal combo attack just because Dipper had lied to him.
- You Killed My Father: And not for the first time, apparently.
The Summerween Trickster
"Trick or treat or die."
Voiced by: Jeff BennettThe Summerween Trickster is a large, light purple monster with a yellow-green jack-o-lantern mask.
- Berserk Button: Don't "lack Summerween spirit" near this guy. Don't throw candy in the trash, either.
- Child Eater/To Serve Man: If Dipper, Mabel, Grenda and Candy fail to meet his candy quota for the night, he'll eat them.
- Dark Is Evil: His appearance is usually combined with flickering lights, and he gives the kids "until the last jack-o-melon is blown out" to get him his candy.
- Death Seeker: Being made up of "Loser candy", he strongly desires to be eaten.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Threatens to kill Mabel and Dipper because they refused to give him candy. And of course, eating children because of the unwanted candy in the city.
- The Dreaded: Just look how terrified Soo's is to learn he's after the twins, while taking in account all the other supernatural creatures they've encountered and beaten.
- Expy: His uncloaked form is visually similar to Noh-Face from Spirited Away.
- Faux Affably Evil: At first. Calm, soft-spoken. Eats a child off-handedly.
- Freudian Excuse: The Summerween Trickster wants revenge for all of the discarded candy that no one liked. All he wanted was for someone to say that he tasted good.
- Guttural Growler: Quite, and his voice gets progressively worse the angrier he gets.
- I Got a Rock: As an amalgamation of rejected Halloween candy, he is more or less the manifestation of this trope.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's the first villain on the show to be played seriously, and has a rather sinister facade.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He is the embodiment of lousy candy that gets thrown out. All he ever wanted was for one person to find him delicious.
- Lean and Mean: In his initial form, he's as thin as a broom handle.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: When it's time to start killing, he becomes less of a man and more of a spider.
- Pulling Themselves Together: And they thought they had defeated him...
- Soft-Spoken Sadist
- Tears of Joy: When he finally finds someone (Soos) who thinks he tastes good, and cries tears of candy corn.
- The Trickster: Would appear to be this In Name Only, since his threats and desires are incredibly simple and straight-forward.
- Villain Teleportation: He seemingly can appear anywhere.
- The Worm That Walks: He's made of candy that was discarded because no wanted to eat it.
- Would Hurt a Child: Would eat one, in fact.
- Your Costume Needs Work: Dipper's reaction to his presence at first.
A giant, rampaging beast, with the ability to show a person their worst nightmare.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Gets distracted by a novelty rubber singing fish for an indeterminate amount of time.
- Generation Xerox: When his evil eye is turned on him, he sees his worst fear, himself in a mirror with glasses telling him that he's turned into his father.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Hoist by His Own Petard: When his eye is turned on him he sees himself as his father, and he runs off screaming.
- I Am Not My Father: The gremloblin's worst nightmare is that he becomes his father.
- Mind Rape: If you look into his eyes, you see your worst nightmare.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Part gremlin, part goblin.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: He can breath fire and grow demon wings completely out of nowhere.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Weaksauce Weakness: Inverted. Mabel and Dipper think the Gremloblin is weak to water, but it turns out it only makes him stronger.
Tumbleweed Terror Pinball Game
Tumbleweed Terror Pinball Game
"Get ready to meet your maker, kids! My maker is Ballway Games, in Redmond, Washington."
Voiced by John DiMaggio
A pinball game with a Wild West theme and a sentient, talking cowboy skull. When Soos gets the high score by tilting with Dipper and Mabel's help, the skull sucks them into the game.
- Achilles' Heel: The main power switch. Not only shuts down the entire system, but also releases those trapped.
- Badass Mustache: The skull, again.
- Berserk Button: Hates being tilted. As a pinball machine, his whole world is pinball, so he's not too happy when you mess with his only purpose.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: The cowboy skull.
- Gold Tooth
- Nice Hat: The cowboy hat worn by the 'talking skeleton guy'.
- No Fair Cheating: Punishes tilting with sucking the offenders into the game and killing them.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Shout-Out: Ballway Games is most likely a Portmanteau of Bally Electronics and Midway Games, two popular pinball manufacturers in the late 80s to mid-90s, when pinball was at its peak in popularity.note Tumbleweed Terror, in turn, is probably based on the similarly-themed and similarly-alliterated Cactus Canyon.
- Vacuum Mouth
"There are some who call me... Mermando! (Beat) This is because Mermando is my name."
Voiced by Matt Chapman
A young Latino (likely Mexican) merman who winds up trapped in Gravity Falls public pool. Luckily Mabel befriends him and helps break him out.
- Arranged Marriage: In "The Society of the Blind Eye", Mermando sends to Mabel the news of his arranged marriage to the queen of manatees, in order to prevent a revolt in the sea.
- Blue Blood: Implied. He seems to be a merman prince if he was able to get married to the manatee queen in order to prevent a revolt.
- Dramatic Wind: A regular John Redcorn of the sea.
- First Kiss: He was Mabel's.
- Girl of the Week: Gender flipped. He's the "Guy of the week" for Mabel.
- Interspecies Romance: With Mabel. The ship sank in "The Society of the Blind Eye" when Mermando was revealed to be getting married.
- Large Ham: He has his moments.
- Latin Lover: Although technically not Latin, apparently just being from a part of the ocean near Mexico, he has both the appearance and the voice. And Mabel was soon swooning over him.
- Leitmotif: The guitar. Sometimes he even plays the music himself on a guitar he... somehow plucks out of the water.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Mabel sure thinks so.
- Message in a Bottle: How he keeps in touch with Mabel after returning home.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: He's a "mysterious loner" only because he's hiding the fact that he's a merman from people.
- Nice Guy: Really an all around nice guy, he is genuinely very grateful to all those who try and help him.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Among other things, he has, like... 17 hearts. "Horrifying, but true!"
- Punny Name: From "Merman" which he is, and "ando", the termination of several latin names (Fernando, Armando, Rolando...)
- There's No Place Like Home: All he wants is to return home to his family in the ocean.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Or rather, swimming.
- Younger Than He Looks: His voice and little mustache hairs give the impression of a teenager. He's twelve. Mermen's voices change when they're three.
Chubby Z: "Yo. dawg! Who is this big, round, bright fool?"
'Mabel: "That, Chubby Z, is the sun."
Chubby Z: "That fool is making my eyes burn straight painful! I'm gonna stare that fool down."
A good looking, astonishingly dim Boy Band made up of clones. Its members are Greggy C, Creggy G, Leggy P, Chubby Z, and Deep Chris.
- Adorkable: Their cluelessness is really endearing.
- Born in the Wrong Century: Downplayed: Dipper describes them as "the boy-band that came a decade too late".
- Boy Band: Your typical band made up of five Pretty Boys that have a ton of screaming fangirls. Also parodied, since any jokes about how boy bands are "manufactured" by the music industry are quite literal in their case due to being clones.
- Brainless Beauty: Male examples, but to be fair, they spent their whole entire lives in a cage.
- Creator Cameo: Alex Hirsch provides some of their voice work, as does episode co-writer Matt Chapman.
- Dance Battler: Except not really.Oh no! They're aggressively dancing at us!
- Dumb Blonde: None of them seem to be that smart.
- Extreme Doormat: They are extremely submissive and timid, which is why they didn't stand up to their manager or Mabel when they were trapped with them.
- Fanservice: In-universe.
- Five-Man Band: Sev'ral Times is a literal example.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: With visible irises as well.
- Man Child: The result of being raised in a giant hamster cage and verbally abused by their evil manager.
- Meaningful Name: Sev'ral Timez were cloned from the same template several times. It's also a parody of "One Direction": instead of a word denoting singular followed by a word denoting space, it's a word denoting plural followed by a word denoting time.
- Mundane Object Amazement: Frequently. "Yo, I heard about these things called 'trees?!' I dunno WHAT they are, but I wanna KISS one!"
- Nice Guy: The bandmates are portrayed as friendly, kind, respectful, and pretty sweet people. Jokingly suggested with the lyric "WE'RE NON-THREATENING!"
- Non-Indicative Name: Chubby Z really doesn't look all that chubby.
- Non-Standard Character Design: They're the only characters so far with visible irises.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Probably so you can tell them apart.
- Odd Name Out: Deep Chris.
- Our Clones Are Identical: Only their clothes and hairstyle visibly separates them.
- The Pollyanna: All of the members of Sev'ral Timez are really cheerful and surprisingly adjusted, considering their situation.
- Pretty Boys
- Raised by Wolves: Raised in a giant hamster cage, so they tend to act like hamsters.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz
A prehistoric beast, unleashed on Gravity Falls after millions of years of being suspended in tree sap.
- All Flyers Are Birds: Shrieks like a hawk, has eagle-like feet, and makes chicken-like nests. At least it's a quadruped.
- Badass Normal: Compared to the other villainous beasts, who had some element of the supernatural to them, it's just a "regular" "dinosaur".
- Expy: Very similar to Ridley, namely the design and stealing the lead girl's Morality Chain.
- Prehistoric Monster: Certainly plays the part.
- Ptero Soarer: Looks like an unholy mixture of all stereotypes, down to the scaly skin, being called a "dinosaur", having eagle-like hindlimbs, leathery wings, having a Pteranodon crest alongside rather mismatched teeth, making chicken-like nests and having zero to no body fat. Strangely enough, though, it walks using both fore and hind-limbs, like a real pterosaur.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Has rather unrealistic slit pupils and makes lizardy noises.
"I know things... LOTS OF THINGS!"
Voiced by: Alex Hirsch
A mysterious demon summoned by Gideon in his efforts to take over the Mystery Shack. Bill also exists on a slightly more meta level than the rest of the show's cast.
- Above Good and Evil: Suggested heavily by Dipper and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun where he writes "Nostradamus was a hack! Morality is a mental cage designed by the weak! How's Annie?!"
- Affably Evil: Does make a few jabs and attacks at the characters, but overall seems rather polite, and even compliments the characters on how smart they are when they fight and defeat him. However, pleasantries aside, he's still malicious and incredibly unpredictable.
- All There in the Manual: A lot of background information is dubiously revealed or implied by his ongoing Character Blog on reddit.
- Always a Bigger Fish: When questioned about the extent of his powers in the AMA, he states that he's not quite all powerful, but is looking to get a promotion - the implication being that there are entities even more powerful than him.
- Ax-Crazy: Oh hell yes. He pulls out the teeth from a deer's mouth For the Evulz. Or to purposefully freak Gideon out. Or because he thought it was funny. Or all three.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's a rather silly-looking pyramid thing that wouldn't look out of place on a neon sign, and has a laid-back, jokey personality. He's also every bit as dangerous as his reputation suggests, and can make your life hell if you get him angry enough.
- Big Bad: Seems to be shaping up to be one as of the Season 2. Whatever big thing is coming will have something to do with (or might well be) him.
- Big Bad Ensemble: His second appearance is entirely independent of Gideon, so whatever his goals he'll be pursuing them himself.
- Bizarre Alien Sexes: His home dimension has 14 billion different gender identities and there is paperwork involved in determining sexual orientation. He's not exactly been keeping track of his.
- Bowties Are Cool: It can turn into a TV screen!
- Brown Note: "Bill Cipher" is a name he goes by to make his dealings with mortals easier - his real name is one of these.
- Character Blog: Bill has a Reddit account run by the show's staff and did an AMA session with it.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Bill appears as a Freeze-Frame Bonus at the very end of the opening theme, and the Eye of Providence itself is an Arc Symbol that sometimes appears as a drawing of him.
- Creator Cameo: Yet another character voiced by Alex Hirsch.
- Cyclops: He only has one eye.
- Deal with the Devil:
- He agrees to help Gideon take over the Mystery Shack in exchange for help with his secret plan. He acts as the devil in this scenario, and the way he phrases the deal implies that Gideon wouldn't agree to help if he knew what was in store for him. However, Mabel's interference keeps Cipher from upholding his end of the bargain, so Gideon gets off with no consequences.
- Tries it with Dipper in "Sock Opera". Dipper's Genre Savvy enough to realize it's a horrible idea. He ends up agreeing to help Bill after the laptop prepares to erase all of its data. Naturally, it goes horribly, with Bill taking Dipper's body and destroying the laptop before trying to get his hands on the Journal.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He only followed Gideon's orders in his debut because they match up with his goals (which have something to do with Stan Pines), and because Gideon agreed to aid him in return.
- The Dreaded: The journal describes him as the single most dangerous creature in Gravity Falls. Even Gideon is scared of him, though this seems to fade pretty quickly.
- Dream Weaver: This is implied to be the reason he's able to warp reality to his whims, as he's only shown to use his powers within a black-and-white environment, of which the characters are seen blinking as if they've just woken up after he's done talking to Gideon, and why he's so powerful in Stan's dreamscape. The Author mentioned that Bill first appeared to him in his dreams. It's possible for him to possess a body and interact with the physical world, but then he's limited by that body's abilities.
- Eldritch Abomination: Very quirky and affable, but still very alien and incomprehensible. Even his moniker as a "demon" is rather superficial.
- Enemy Mine: He wasn't at all interested in doing Gideon's dirty work until he found out that Stan Pines was involved.
- Energy Being: Describes himself as a being of pure energy.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: According to his Character Blog, Bill used to have a family but doesn't anymore. It's not clear what this means and Bill is very quiet about the subject. Then again, considering Bill's personality and the exact words he used when answering the question, it's entirely possible that a completely different trope was involved...
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Mabel's Jerkass Realization took Bill by surprise as he doesn't believe Mabel would feel remorse about all those sacrifices Dipper made. This is apparently why Bill's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Mabel fails.Bill Cipher: I mean, who would sacrifice everything they've worked for just for their dumb sibling?
Mabel: ...Dipper would.
- Evil Feels Good: Whether he's being directly antagonistic (Sock Opera) or not (Dreamscaperers), everything he does is without remorse and with insane glee nonetheless.
- Evil Former Friend: The journals mention Bill have the author speaking favorably and personally of him until a certain point where he suddenly starts calling him insanely dangerous and untrustworthy. Given his behavior, Bill was likely a False Friend even back then.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The things Bill considers funny or 'rewards' tend to be bizarre and gruesome, like telekinetically yanking all of a deer's teeth out (Deer teeth! For you, kid! Ahahaha!) or gifting Dipper with "a head that's always screaming".
- Evil Is Hammy: Regardless of motives, he's definitely immoral and a hell of a ham.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Gideon was out of his depths the minute he summoned Bill.
- Evil Laugh: Prone to these.
- Evil Plan: We don't know what it is yet, but we do know that he considers Dipper's quest for answers about the Author and the Journals a serious threat, so he destroys the Laptop and tries to do the same to Journal # 3. We get a hint in one of the ciphers in Sock Opera:
- Evil Versus Evil: He hates the Time Baby's guts, and part of his desire for a physical form involves being able to harm him. The Time Baby, in turn, is aware of, and unnerved by, his existence.
- Exact Words: Bill showed expertise at this when trying to coerce Dipper into a deal. "I can help you, kid, you just gotta listen to my demands!" were his exact words. He was being perfectly honest, because unless he took Dipper's body, he couldn't directly interact with the laptop anyway. Taking Dipper's body meant he could help him, that it was possible, and that's all he promised.
- He also never said that he would give Dipper the password to the laptop, just "a hint". Sure enough, by stomping on the laptop and breaking it he revealed the Mcgucket Labs tag and gave Dipper that hint he promised.
- Expy: His Affably Evil attitude and his near omnipotence makes him similar to Discord of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
- He is also more likely one towards BOB, what with how he is usually non-corporeal and seemingly does all his evil by manipulating and possessing others.
- Eye Beams: One of his powers.
- Faux Affably Evil: The author's entry on Bill going from having nothing but compliments to a caps lock warning that he's not to be trusted under any circumstances implies that this is Bill's MO. By playing nice and downplaying his sinister, ulterior motives, he's able to coerce people into going along with his plans without realizing just what they've signed onto.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: An unusual example where it doesn't even protect the show's creator. Showrunner Alex Hirsch has been "possessed" by Bill on at least three occasions.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: A lot about Bill can be in the Journal pages if you look close enough.
- Genre Savvy: Bill knows that Dipper is too smart to make a deal with him under any normal circumstances, so he offers his "help" when he's sleep deprived and desperate.
- Graceful Loser: Averted when his Affably Evil goes straight out of the window when his plans are ruined, but then played straight when he decides to let the kids go for their effort.
- Grand Theft Me: Takes over Dipper's body after Dipper agrees to a deal with him.
- Great Gazoo: So long as he's in the Dreamscape, reality is his to command.
- Greater Scope Villain: Nothing is definite, but all signs so far point to this. The main cipher in the show's intro features him surrounded by icons of the main cast, his symbol (the Illuminati eye) is seen all over the show, the journal states him to be the most dangerous creature the author ever encountered bar none, there are hidden warnings related or alluding to him sprinkled across the entire series so far, and whatever ultimate secrets are hidden in the journal, he knows and wants to keep Dipper from finding out what they are. All of this is in pursuit of some ultimate scheme he swears will turn the world on its head. However, he doesn't have much of a role and has only appeared in a few episodes so far.
- Made much more concrete in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" where a tapestry is seen hanging in said mansion that has Bill floating above humans apparently bowing in submission to a tree on fire. The implication here being that he has history with the Northwest family.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: It's clear that he's planning something, but it's not clear what it is.
- High-Pressure Emotion: He Turns Red when he's angry enough.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Turns out that Dipper wasn't an ideal host because he'd been sleep-deprived from obsessing about the laptop (which Bill himself manipulated into his favor in the first place). Constantly and senselessly damaging the body he was in didn't help matters much either.
- I Let You Win: He claims to have stopped fighting in "Dreamscapers" by his own choice and responds sarcastically when Dipper referred to that as defeating him. He's also got a vested interest in seeming undefeatable, so he might not be the most unbiased authority on the subject.
- Jerkass: A selfish and sadistic jerk through and through.
- Knight of Cerebus: Introduced in what's being considered the darkest and most terrifying episode of the series to date, despite his Laughably Evil personality and oddball design. Within his first few seconds onscreen, he telekinetically yanks out a deer's teeth and gives them to Gideon. At least he undoes it a moment later, though it's still rather horrifying. He only gets worse in his second episode, where he starts by he gives Dipper a "present" of his own: a severed head that's constantly screaming. Even his entry in Journal #3 is horrifying. Not only are the pages covered in what is likely blood splatters, a warning is written in red to never summon him. Take into account the Author wrote both Journal #2 (which summons him) and Journal #3 (which has an incantation to fight against him), something terrifying must have happened between them.
- Knowledge Broker: Very knowledgeable, may potentially know all the answers to the greatest mysteries. Every deal he has made so far has been leveraged with information only he could provide or acquire. He's often suggested that knowledge is the key to true power."Oh, I know lots of things! LOTS OF THINGS..."
- Lack of Empathy: He's actually seems to be confused by the human concept of empathy.
- Laughably Evil: A sarcastic, jokey triangle thing. Also a cunning, sadistic jerk with mind-breaking powers.
- Light Is Not Good: Bill is always accompanied by a bright glow. It's also based on the Eye of Providence and The Illuminati's solar/eye symbolism.
- Logical Weakness: When he pulls a Grand Theft Me on Dipper, he is bound by the physical limitations of his body. And as Mabel points out, Dipper is sleep deprived at the moment.
- Louis Cypher: One of his namesakes.
- Meaningful Name: It is no coincidence that the most mysterious entity of the show (and possibly the one with the answer to all the mysteries) has almost the same name as one of the most famous unsolved cipher codes in US history. note "Bill" might also refer to a banknote, as Cipher's body shape closely resembles the Eye of Providence found on the US dollar bill. Last but not least, a possible reference to Louis Cypher.
- The Mad Hatter:Gideon: You're insane!
Bill: Sure I am. What's your point?
- Manipulative Bastard: He knows how to word his deals to be far more in his favor than they seem, and take advantage of people's desperation to keep them from examining them too closely. He's also only been seen making deals when the other party is either overconfident, or not in their right mind.
- Mysterious Past: Was in Gravity Falls a long time ago and he has some connection with Stan Pines and the author. He also possessed a body at some point. And, considering the banner hanging in their mansion, may have a connection to the Northwest family. His AMA states that he used to have family, is old enough to imply that the Egyptian pyramids were designed to look like him, and that the tapestry in Northwest Manor depicts a prophecy that would have come true on time for Bill had a shaman accomplice of his been more cooperative. He also apparently made a banking deal with Thomas J. Beale, and regrets it thoroughly.
- Nice Hat: A skinny topper. In contrast to his body, it's three-dimensional.
- The Nicknamer: When speaking to someone, he'll often refer to them by a symbol associated with them (typically visible on an article of clothing; they've also appeared in a circle around him), e.g. calling Dipper "Pine Tree" and Soos "Question Mark."
- No Indoor Voice: He seems to shout everything he says, not unlike the Williams Street interpretation of Brak. Somehow, he manages to shout even louder when he loses his cool. This is a holdover from the original intention of having David Lynch voice him, which fell through. Instead, Hirsch does an impression of Lynch's character Gordon Cole, who always shouted every line.
- No Mouth: Or nose. He's quite expressive with his single eyeball, though.
- Noodle Incident: The author wrote in the journals that he considered Bill his best friend. Then something happened that made him cross out that entry out and write "Can't be trusted" and "DO NOT SUMMON AT ALL COSTS!". His entry in Journal #3 is covered in blood.
- The Omniscient: Claims to see a "kaleidoscope of temporal probability with fluctuating range" and infinite alternate universes as well as alternate versions of himself.
- Opt Out: In his first appearance, he leaves of his own accord after deciding that killing Dipper, Mabel and Soos was more trouble than it was worth.
- Our Demons Are Different: He's referred to as a demon on two separate occasions, though he hasn't use this term himself. While looking and acting very atypical, he has almost all of the powers and methods that you'd expect a demon to have: shapeshifting, possession, using fire, temptation, and striking up deals in order to get what he wants. He's implied there is a hierarchy of sorts by his comments on dressing for the job he wants instead of the one he has and has claimed other demons would be luck to be on good terms with him.
- Paper People: He's quite specifically a triangle, not a geometric pyramid. He implies Edwin Abbott Abbott guessed the closest to what his origin may have looked like.
- Perpetual Smiler: His affable tone in his pyramid form suggests this, but he has No Mouth to smile with. Once he possesses Dipper's body and actually has a mouth, it stays in a cheery grin for most of the time.
- Playing with Fire: Although a blue fire, as seen on the picture.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He's impressed by the Pines and Soos' efforts to beat them, and remarks they might come in handy later, so he lets them be. The fact that they were visibly causing him pain obviously had no influence on his decision.
- Punny Name: Given his name, Sinister Surveillance and the ubiquitous Eye of Providence on US dollars, having bills on you means having Bill on you.
- Reality Warper: Is pretty near omnipotent... when he's in the dream realm. Not so much in the waking world, which is why he needs to bodyjack Dipper to destroy his Journal.
- Satanic Archetype: A more subtle example, and despite also being rather Lovecraftian Bill fits this trope quite well. For starters there is the Cipher part of his name, while obviously connected to the algorithm of encryption, but also to Louis Cypher. He also uses a lot of common tropes associated with Satan and devils, including Deal with the Devil, Demonic Possession, Voice of the Legion, and is outright called a "demon". His association with light connects him directly to Lucifer, and the "Eye of Providence" symbol that he is based on is connected to God and His angels, who often are described manifesting as strange, geometric shapes (including a whole choir called Wheels). On top of all that, the actual Stanford Pines mentions in his backstory that a friend of his referred to a "beast with one eye" when he accidentally peeked into an Alternate Universe.
- Sense Freak: Bill mentions that he hasn't been in physical form for a long time, so he enjoys the physical sensations he can experience while possessing Dipper's body, especially pain, which he inflicts on the body throughout the episode. This contributes to his defeat later.
- Sigil Spam: Look closely in past episodes. Pictures of a triangle with an eye are seen in otherwise random places.
- Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: Horror dominant, since he's The Dreaded.
- Smug Snake: Bill has three layers to his personality. A goofy facade while buttering up up to his potential partners, a smug mocking state when he's got the upper hand and all parties know it, and a petulent state when he knows he's been bested and needs to save face. No matter which mode he's in, he positively oozes condescension.
- Sinister Surveillance: Yeah, those images of him mentioned earlier? Those are peepholes he can look through from the Dreamscape. A page about him in Journal #2 has a picture of him on the -$12 bill that says "Semper vigilantem", "Always watching".
- The Sociopath: Rarely, if ever, expresses empathy towards others and is actually confused when Mabel states that she's willing to sacrifice something to help Dipper.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often mispelled Bill Cypher, even though his name is spelled out on his page in Dipper's journal. Spell My Name With An Eye?
- Surreal Horror: All the time, thanks to his eldritch powers and warped sense of humor."You deserve a prize! Here, have a head that's always screaming."
- Too Kinky to Torture: As shown in "Sock Opera", it has been so long since he possessed a physical body (Dipper's in this case) that he enjoys inflicting pain on himself. He slaps himself, tumbles down the stairs, smashes his arm in a drawer and stabs it with forks. When Dipper gets his body back towards the end of the episode, Dipper discovers that Bill caused so much damage to his body that he feels he need to go to a hospital.
- The Trickster: Described by Alex Hirsch as a "trickster jerk."
- Ungrateful Bastard: His response to being summoned by Gideon is to terrify him by pulling a deer's teeth out in front of him. Unless that was Bill's idea of gratitude. Either way, he then promptly tries to sucker Gideon into a deal that would probably have blown up in his face if it hadn't fallen through for other reasons.
- Vagueness Is Coming:
- His warning as he leaves: a mysterious darkness that will change everything they care about.
- Comes up again in "Sock Opera", and we learn this time that Bill will somehow be responsible for the "big changes" ahead but nothing more.
- Villainous Breakdown: The group's continuous attempts to foil his plans do not make him happy. So he reaches a Unstoppable Rage level and Turns Red. This is then subverted when he calms down, concedes the fight, compliments the group for their ingenuity, gives some cryptic warning and vanishes.
- Villain Exit Stage Left: Bill isn't too proud to fold when his plans become unsalvageable. He also tries to spin it that he was in control the whole time. How true this is is up for debate.
- Villain Has a Point: It was a strategy to manipulate Dipper, but Bill wasn't wrong when he pointed out that Dipper has made constant sacrifices for Mabel and that at best she has done nothing to pay him back and at worst keeps putting herself before him.
- Villain Teleportation: Part of his Dream Walker abilities is teleporting and basically going wherever he wants in the dreamscape.
- Voice of the Legion: When he wants to emphasize something.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Takes the form of Soos to trick the twins into showing him the combination to the safe.
- We Will Meet Again: He says this to Dipper and company at the end of their first meeting.
- Worthy Opponent: He compliments Dipper and company's wit, and as such, claims to have let them live. He seems to have kept this viewpoint in "Sock Opera" to the point that he sees them as a threat to whatever his plans are. Of course, it could also have just been part of his manipulations to possess Dipper, destroy a laptop full of information, and attempt to steal Journal #3. However, he still considers them weaker than himself, which comes back to bite him.
- Would Hurt a Child: As "Sock Opera" clearly demonstrates, Bill has no qualms about hurting children. In fact, while he is possessing Dipper's body he hits Dipper in the face, throws his body down a flight of stairs, pours soda in his eyes, and repeatedly slams his arm into a drawer — only to retract said arm with forks sticking out of it. By the end of the episode, Dipper outright says he thinks he needs to go to a hospital.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm AngryBill: Do you have any idea what I'm like when I'm MAD!?
Xyler and Kraz
Xyler and Kraz
Kraz: "Wow, radical!"
Xyler: "I also think it's radical!"
Voice by: John Roberts and Greg Cipes
Two 80's style boys from the movie Dream Boy High. Mabel appears to have a crush on them. They were brought to life by Mabel's imagination.
- '80s Hair
- Art Shift: During their part of Mabel's fantasy, the backgrounds are rendered to resemble the painted cels of an 80s cartoon rather than Gravity Falls's usual style.
- Brainless Beauties: Just about on Sev'ral Timez level.
- Came Back Strong: Restored by Mabel's imagination after Bill destroys them, plus they have their instruments which helps against Bill
- Cloud Cuckoolanders
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Xyler.
- The Ditzes
- Guest Star Party Member: Join Dipper, Mabel and Soos when they were trying to stop Bill Cipher and even join the other three in their final attack against Bill up until the moment they left Stan's mind.
- Mr. Fanservice: To Mabel, anyway.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Just look at their picture and compare them to the characters on the show.
- Totally Radical: In-universe, they use deliberately dated surfer slang.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kraz.
A short and hairy humanoid monster who tried to steal Dipper and Mabel's Summerween candy.
- Abnormal Ammo: At one point, he resorts to throwing the candy he's eating at Dipper.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Was stopped when Dipper distracted him with a television.
- Big Eater
- Extreme Omnivore: At the end of the episode, he is seen eating golf clubs and seemingly enjoying them.
- Humanoid Abomination: Mabel compares his appearance to that of a naked little man.
- Shout-Out: Bares quite a resemblance to Krumm from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters with his gross hairy nakedness and prominent eyes.
A mysterious mailbox in the middle of the forest that can answer any questions ask.
- The Omniscient: Can answer any question placed inside it.
- Self-Destruct Mechanism: The mailbox destroys itself when Mabel placed a video of her shoving gummy worms up her nose.
- Story-Breaker Power/Too Cool to Live: Given that its omniscience meant it could answer literally any question, including the identity of the journal's author, you HAD to figure that something or someone would intervene to prevent it from revealing one of the big plot points of Season 2. Cue Mabel and her gummy worms video offending it enough to trigger a self-destruct.
A resident in Gravity Falls who for some reason is always facing left.
- Cyanide Pill: When Lefty's secret is revealed, the aliens controlling him commit suicide by swallowing glowing cubes that vaporize them instantly.
- Genre Savvy: When Dipper tried to trick Lefty into turning around, he saw through all of his attempts to get him to turn in a direction other than left.
- Mobile-Suit Human: Turns out to be one controlled by a bunch of tiny aliens.
- Robotic Reveal: See the previous one.
A tall and skinny creature that hides behind people.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It hides behind people.
- Fearsome Critters: The Hide-Behind is based on a creature from American folklore, though the one from the stories is a bear like creature that sucks in its stomach to hide behind things.
- Lean and Mean: Though he appears to be more mischievous than malicious.
The Tooth Monster
The Tooth Monster
The Tooth Monster"You have disturbed my slumber. Enter my mouth, children! ENTER YOUR DESTINY!"The origin of a giant human tooth found on the shores of the Gravity Falls Lake. Is in fact a giant floating head with an island growing on it, which sleeps in the lake and goes after Mabel and Dipper when they "disturb its slumber."
A mutant cow on display at the Gravity Falls Petting Zoo. Has five extra legs due to the pollution caused by a mud flap factory's runoff.
- Body Horror: Three of her extra legs are growing out of her back, with another growing out of each side.
- Eat the Dog: The owner of the Petting Zoo planned on eating her "Come cow-eatin' season."
- Eye Beams: Thanks, radioactive material!
- Nonindicative Name: Octavia the Eight-Legged Cow has nine legs.
- Overly Long Tongue: As revealed at the end.
The Zombie Horde
The Zombie Horde
A group of zombies summoned by Dipper, while trying to demonstrate the journal's power.
- Alien Blood: It glows green.
- Everything's Deader with Zombies: They're corpses brought to life by magic, though if there's a way for the summoner to control them is unspecified. What they're trying to do is somewhat unclear: when they get Soos he's simply turned into one of them, but zombie Soos mentions wanting to eat brains.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Their eyes glow green as well.
- No Body Left Behind: Their bodies are shown turning to dust after they die again.
- The Virus: Soos was infected, though it didn't alter his personality and intelligence much.
- Your Head A Splode: Singing in three-part harmony causes their heads to explode.
Experiment 210/The Shape Shifter
Experiment 210/The Shape Shifter
"So many new forms to take..."
Voiced by: Mark Hamill (fake author form, true form)A monstrous shape-changer discovered in the author's underground bunker.
- Alien Blood: It's green.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He uses his shape-shifting powers to deceive the group.
- Continuity Cavalcade: While looking through Dipper's journal, he takes on the forms of the Gremloblin, a gnome, and the Hide-Behind.
- Eldritch Abomination: His design is very alien and non-standard even for this show, and that's not including the bizarre forms he takes. Probably the worst of these is the unholy mesh of Dipper and Mabel he used to pursue them.
- Expy: He's a PG version of The Thing.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: According to him while impersonating the Author, he is capable of regenerating.
- Kill It with Ice: Not killed, per se; but since an iron cage couldn't hold him, the gang has to resort to putting him in a cryogenic stasis pod the Author prepared for him once he got too powerful. Ironic, considering his possible inspiration.
- Knight of Cerebus: More so than even Bill. Not only is he not Played for Laughs, but it's implied that he's willing to kill the whole group.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He escaped his cage, but was still trapped inside the the author's bunker until the group opened it up. He's put back inside a cryostasis chamber the author made at the end of the episode.
- Shapeshifter Swan Song: After being trapped in the cryostasis chamber, he transforms into random forms in an attempt to escape which ended with taking on the form of Dipper screaming before being frozen to give Dipper one last freak out.
- Spot the Imposter: Impersonates Wendy to confuse Dipper, but doesn't have a good enough knowledge of their relationship to pull it off.
- Would Hurt a Child: Went after the twins after transforming them into a deformed fusion of themselves.
- Vagueness Is Coming: His final words to Dipper about prying too deep into Gravity Falls lore before he's put in stasis.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: His main ability.
Franz: "We're Liliputtians. Lile... Lile... putt. It makes more sense written out than spoken. And we control the balls!"
Voiced by: Patton Oswalt (Franz), Jim Cummings (Pirate), John O'Hurley (Knight), Kevin Michael Richardson (Big Henry).Tiny creatures who inhabit the local mini-golf course at "Ye Olde Discount Putt Hutt", and fight over whose hole is the best.
- Affably Evil: Being voiced by Patton Oswalt naturally leads to Franz sounding quite friendly no matter what he's doing.
- Ax-Crazy: The little bastards are a tad bit unhinged.
- Enemy Mine: They finally realize a reason to temporarily band together and end their rivalry when Mabel eats the sticker she promised she'd give them — namely, cutting Mabel open and retrieving the sticker from her insides. By the end of the episode, they've bonded over their shared love of directing golf balls, and perform a big choreographed musical number about it for Sergei... WHO MUST NEVER LEAVE.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Big Henry pushes a ball through a gas-filled mine shaft just to get the ball through their hole and improve its chances of getting the sticker.
- Karma Houdini: They get no punishment for constantly cheating in golf matches or attempting to murder two children.
- Large Ham: All of them.
- Lilliputians: Obviously.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Although they all have large multicolored and pockmarked heads (like golf balls, of course), the Knight of Weiners Castle has a squinty, exaggerated face with stubble and long brown hair, while Big Henry is a Top-Heavy Guy with huge arms.
- Painting the Frost on Windows: They are the ones who control the balls at the mini-golf course.
- Psychopathic Manchild: They turn on the twins over a sticker.
- Punny Name: They're lilliputians who live in a mini-golf course. Lampshaded by Franz that the name makes more sense when written down.
- Rube Goldberg Device: The methods they use to control the golf balls are essentially this. Dipper even lampshades it by calling Franz's demonstration of how they do it "needlessly complicated".
- Serious Business: Who runs the most fun hole to play on the entire course? It's apparently worth getting into tiny adorable fist-fights every night and threatening to murder children and ex-Soviet golfing instructors, just for any semblance of approval.
- The Theme Park Version: Many of the Lilliputtians derive their costumes from the national stereotypes of their holes' motifs — Franz and the other Lillputtians inside the windmill are dressed in traditional Dutch clothing and have blond bowlcuts, whereas the Lilliputtians from the miniature Eiffel Tower sport berets, striped shirts, and moustaches. Justified, as they do live in a theme park.
"Oh Soos, I am not an ordinary game. I am... special. The programmers tried to delete me, so I had to delete them."
Voiced by: Jessica DiCiccoThe love interest of the Japanese Dating Sim game Romance Academy 7. Also happens to be sentient, and rather possessive of her player.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: She reveals that in the past, her developers found out that something was gravely wrong with her and tried to delete her. She deleted them instead.
- Animesque: Justified since In-Universe, she's a character from a Japanese Dating Sim.
- Brain Uploading: Tried to do this to Soos so he could stay in the game with her forever.
- Break Them by Talking: She tries convincing Soos to accept the above mentioned Brain Uploading by pointing out how real women are unpredictable and that it's likely Melody would want nothing to do with him after this. She's proven wrong after being destroyed.
- Bright Is Not Good: She's brightly colored and all smiles... on the outside.
- Contagious A.I.: Can project herself out of the disc as an Energy Being with Shock and Awe, and also seems able to generate power for anything she's inhabiting. She still needs the disc intake to remain alive even after leaving it, however.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink eyes and pink hair.
- Cute and Psycho: Aside from already being a Yandere, she also "deleted" her programmers when they tried to delete her.
- Cute Is Evil: Definitely.
- Deadly Euphemism: She says she "deleted" her programmers when they tried to delete her, and also threatens to delete Soos and his friends if he won't stay with her.
- Entitled to Have You: She seems to believe that whoever buys her game and interacts with her (in this case, Soos) is automatically her boyfriend, and doesn't take it well when Soos expresses interest in another girl.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Seeing how adorable and anime-esque she is, you wouldn't believe she'd be capable of murder to have a boyfriend.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts like the ideal girlfriend, but it hides how violently possessive she is.
- Hair Decorations: She has a large pink, blue and yellow ribbon on top of her head. If you look closely, the ribbon is actually made out of the type of cables you might see inside your computer's motherboard or video card.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her backstory in her game is mentioned by Soos to include a father who is an octopus man. However she displays no cephalopodic traits herself.
- If I Can't Have You: She won't hesitate to "delete" Soos if he continues resisting her.
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Although pronounced her name as "Gif-fany" when she introduces herself, Soos makes reference to this as a Shout-Out to the image format .gif, that has caused some debate about its pronunciation."Or maybe it's pronounced Jif-fany? I was never really sure..."
- Joshikousei: Her design invokes this image, since her game takes place at a school and she wears a Sailor Fuku.
- Kill It with Fire: Soos destroys her disc in a pizza oven.
- Machine Monotone: Her speech sounds cheerful, but still rather stilted and robotic. When she gets angry, her voice sounds more human.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Subverted; she appears to be this on the surface, but she's really a Yandere.
- The Mirror Shows Your True Self: When possessing an animatronic, her reflection on the arcade machine cabinets shows her original pixelated form as she walks past them.
- The Most Dangerous Video Game: The game store clerk discourages Soos and the kids from buying the dating sim, as three previous owners returned it before. If that isn't enough, there is even a sticky note (with a table-flipping emoticon to boot) that advises the game be destroyed. Needless to say, they learn the hard way, but Soos does destroy it, and Giffany with it, after discovering the kind of character she really was. It was revealed earlier that the game's programmers tried to delete her. She "deleted" them instead.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: She wouldn't have hesitated to kill Soos's friends if it meant getting back with him.
- Nightmare Face: Oh dear GOD!◊
- No Ontological Inertia: Despite leaving Soos's computer to take control of various other electronics, destroying the Romance Academy disc destroys her in turn.
- Non-Standard Character Design: She looks very Animesque, especially with her pink hair and Sailor Fuku, since she's meant to look like a character from a Japanese Dating Sim. She's also pixellated like Rumble McSkirmish, since they both had the same character designer, Paul Robertson, and her game is implied to be from the late nineties or early 2000s.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Considers herself Soos's girlfriend after a period of interaction, no doubt like the previous players, and goes berserk when he effectively dumps her.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on the .GIF image format, right down to Soos considering its pronunciation.
- Shock and Awe: Associated with this, given her cybernetic nature. The display she shows concerning how she "deleted" her programmers depicts her electrocuting them. She also briefly gains electric powers when passing through a Fight Fighters cabinet.
- Shout-Out: Her pixellated appearance is likely meant to reference earlier games from the Tokimeki Memorial series of Dating Sims, whose characters had pixellated sprites before the graphics improved. Giffany herself resembles Shiori of the same series.
- Some fans have drawn comparisons to Giffany and Yuno Gasai based on their obsession with their "loved one" and their need to kill if necessary.
- Soul Jar: A variation: Giffany is tied to her disc, no matter how far she gets from it. When it is destroyed, she is destroyed along with it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": According to the Gravi-team Falls Tumblr, her name is spelled GIFfany.
- Stalker with a Crush: To anyone who plays her game, in this case being Soos.
- Vague Age: In-game anyway. She attends "School University", a reference to the sometimes ham-fisted ways translations age up the girls in Japanese works.
- Wing Ding Eyes: Parodied; for every time "her boyfriend" flatters her, her eyes get a new highlight. Soos flatters her so much, her eyes get huge, sparkly and with flowers and cat faces◊.
- Yandere: When Soos falls for the titular real girl, she takes it... badly; obviously the reason why previous customers returned her game.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink, which is fitting since she's already Animesque to begin with. According to concept art◊, she can change it to at least yellow or green.
Voiced by: Matt ChapmanAn ugly witch who steals peoples' hands, including Stan's when he insults her and steals one of her golden watches.
- Department of Redundancy Department: According to the swap meet pamphlet, the Hand Witch lives in a horrible Hand Witch lair on Hand Witch Mountain.Stan: Stop saying Hand Witch!
- Familiar: Has dozens of disembodied hands at her disposal.
- Freudian Excuse: Steals peoples' hands because she's lonely and has trouble making friends. People will only stay around if she's holding their hands hostage.
- Giggling Villain: Has the classic witch cackle.
- Gonk: Besides being rather obviously old, her body is bizarrely short and squat for the size of her hands and head.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Is crushingly lonely because of her looks and her inherent creepiness.
- No Indoor Voice: A very gravelly screech not unlike Matt Chapman's voice for Teen Girl Squad.
- Wicked Witch: She's got the looks and uses her powers vindictively, but isn't entirely evil.
Animated monsters that were brought to life by Harry Claymore through black magic.
Society of the Blind Eye
Society of the Blind Eye
"It is unseen."
Blind Ivan voiced by: Peter SerafinowiczA secret society that works to keep the abnormalities of Gravity Falls secret. They are led by Blind Ivan.
- Ancient Conspiracy/Secret Circle of Secrets: Well, not that ancient, but it IS a conspiracy to keep things hidden in Gravity Falls.
- Bald of Evil: Blind Ivan, whose baldness shows a scalp covered in tattoos.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: The leader is an unknown, but the rest of the society is filled out by minor and joke characters.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: One of Blind Ivan's tattoos was misspelled, which is implied to be his impetus to joining the Society of the Blind Eye.
- Evil Brit: Blind Ivan, complete with having his accent mocked by Mabel.
- Foreshadowing: The society has been alluded to in cryptographs in various media. First mention is in the online game Rumble's Revenge, which mentions "A secret society."
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Dipper uses the memory wiping device to erase the members' memories of the Society's existence and their part in it.
- Human Notepad: In a mild example, Blind Ivan has his bald head tattooed with a diagram dividing the parts of the brain based on what they govern, such as knowledge and more inane and unlikely things like "the ladies" and "cats". One of them is misspelled.
- Ignorance Is Bliss: What they believe. However, Dipper points out the flaws in this, and it's heavily implied that multiple mind wipes are the reason why certain townspeople are so... odd.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia/Memory-Wiping Crew: How they operate. When a citizen sees one of the town's bizarre creatures, they kidnap and mind wipe them.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Ivan has his voice actor's British accent, despite implicitly having lived in Gravity Falls even longer than the other members. He may just be trying to sound dramatic.
- Punny Name: Blind Ivan, leader of the Blind Eye Society.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The organisation was founded and exists to provide comfort to those who are tormented by memories of the supernatural events they witnessed. However their ignorance to the side effects, and dogmatic belief that all such memories must be erased regardless of if the subject wants it or not (not to mention their methods involving kidnapping), put them at odds with the heroes.
"WHO'S READY TO FALL IN LOVE TONIGHT!"
Voiced by: John DiMaggioA cherub/cupid who moonlights as a rock star.
- Ambiguously Bi: We see him get out of the back of a van with a woman and Tyler, both of whom he calls "groupies".
- Beware the Nice Ones: If he thinks you're interfering with his job, he'll show some of the nastier applications of The Power of Love—like summoning visions of your past heartbreaks to manipulate you.
- Big Eater: He certainly enjoys eating very big sandwiches.
- Big Fun: He's a big guy who is extremely friendly if you're on his good side.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Realizes that his love potions can have extreme social consequences, so he uses them carefully.
- Evil Counterpart: To Mabel. They both have a similar optimism and love of matchmaking and are both capable of aggression but prefer a peaceful method (he originally tries to reason with Mabel but when she and Dipper run away he uses a potion to trick Mabel into returning his potion unlike the other villains who choose violence and or attempt to murder the twins) however unlike Mabel he can be reckless and manipulative to maintain his role as a love god or when he is angered or pushed far enough.
- Hero Antagonist: Much like Blendin's first appearance, he ends up in an antagonistic role for trying to stop the twins from using dangerous assets stolen from him - with the added fact that his attempt to stop the twins comes when Mabel is trying to undo her previous action.
- Interspecies Romance: He can make these happen, as proven when he makes a badger and a snake fall in love. He's also later stated to have a specific Love Potion for interspecies love.
- Jabba Table Manners: His body was covered in mustard when he was eating a sandwich.
- Large Ham: Just take a look at who voices him.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He's about as close to this trope as Disney Channel will allow.
- Love Potion: Uses a belt of various potions to make matches with a flick of his fingers.
- The Matchmaker: Used to be his profession. Now that Internet Dating has made him mostly obsolete, he matchmakes as a hobby.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears more than a slight resemblance to one Jack Black.
- Physical God: A minor one, anyway. He can fly, make people fall in love, and shrugs off what would normally be lethal damage.
- Rage Quit/Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Stan's flaming Woodstick balloon crashes on him when he reclaims his Anti-Love Potion from Mabel, he decides that trying to stop the twins isn't worth the effort.
- Winged Humanoid: Has a pair of tiny wings on his back - part and parcel of his Angelic nature. He can fly with them, but it takes a while to lift off the ground since he doesn't use them much.
Ghost of Northwest Manor
"I smell... A NORTHWEST!"
Voiced by: Kevin Michael RichardsonA powerful and dangerous ghost haunting the Northwest's manor.
- An Axe to Grind: Fights using a giant battle ax, ironically separate from the hatchet lodged into his head.
- Anti-Villain: He has a more than legitimate grievance against the Northwest family, his problem is poor impulse control and a tendency towards collateral damage.
- Ax-Crazy: Dipper describes him as "unstable", and he fits this perfectly, happy to murder dozens of innocent people in his quest for vengeance against the Northwest family.
- Badass Baritone: Kevin Michal Richardson's deep voice makes him even more terrifying.
- Bald of Evil
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Being swept away in a mudslide and getting hit in the head by an ax (while still living long enough to say a Dying Curse) certainly qualifies.
- Dying Curse: He swore to return and exact revenge on the Northwest family if they still refuse to keep their promise to allow common folk into their party."And so I said with final breath:
150 years I'll return from death
And if the gate's still closed to town,
Wealthy blood will stain the ground."
- Evil Counterpart: To Dipper. Both sought revenge against the Northwest family on the behalf of another character (the deceased lumberjacks for the ghost, and Mabel for Dipper), both were tricked into working for the family, and both became enraged upon discovering the Northwests' true motives. Unlike the ghost, though, Dipper chooses not to exact revenge and forgives Pacifica. The ghost even mentions the similarity.Lumberjack: "You remind me of me a hundred and fifty years ago."
- Evil Is Not a Toy: The second he is let out of a mirror, he turns everybody at the party into wood. Dipper initially averted this, knowing letting him out of the mirror would be bad, even if he hated the Northwests as well. Unfortunately, the Lumberjack still found a way out by being allowed to see the trees.
- Evil vs. Evil: Sure, the Northwests went back on their promise to share their glory, and they treated his people like they were garbage, but even if he has a legitimate reason to hate them, he is hostile towards every living thing he sees. Even Dipper knows trusting him is a bad idea.
- Famous Last Words: As he dissipates into the air: "I feel...lumber justice."
- Flaming Hair: And beard. Weaponized when he uses his follicles to heat up the mirror he's trapped in, causing Dipper to drop and break it.
- Freudian Excuse: The ghost's motive for haunting the Northwests is to punish them for their betrayal and callousness towards his fellow lumberjacks who had died to build the mannor.
- Ghostly Goals: All he wants is for a Northwest to honor the agreement, and invite the common people to their party. The Northwests aren't keen to oblige. Save for Pacifica.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: The hatchet to the head that killed him in life is still lodged in his ghost's head.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: His anger toward the Northwest family's duplicity makes him sympathetic. Going on a rampage and killing people who just happen to be there doesn't.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's got quite a cleft chin underneath that beard◊.
- Metaphorgotten:Lumberjack: "YES, YES, IT'S HAPPENING! MY HEART, ONCE HARD AS OAK, now grows soft like more of a... birch, or something."
- Mighty Lumberjack: Even before he died and gained supernatural powers.
- Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Of a sort. While his physical form did meet its end in a rather violent fashion, his soul is implied to have stayed in the manor painting that Dipper and Pacifica found him in. Furthermore, his final lines with Pacifica sound extremely relieved, both because he finally got his justice and because his soul could finally leave the manor.Lumberjack: "Pacifica, you're not like the other Northwests. I feel... lumber justice. [dissipates in a beam of light]
- Misplaced Retribution/Revenge Before Reason: Unfortunately, he doesn't hesitate to attack the innocent guests at the party, who have no idea what's going on.
- Non-Standard Character Design: His ghostly form, particularly his blank white eyes, resembles a Fleischer Bros. cartoon far more closely than his human body in the flashback does.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Only known as "The Lumberjack".
- Our Ghosts Are Different: He's a category 10 ghost, the most dangerous of them all. Since he's also a ghost that came out of a portrait, he can be sealed inside of a silver mirror.
- Red Right Hand: The ghosts is missing an eye.
- Revenge: Wants revenge against the Northwests for welshing on their part of the deal, and locking the regular joes out of their party.
- Rhymes on a Dime: He suddenly started speaking in rhyme for his Dying Curse and when attacking the people at the party.Dipper: The ghost is turning everyone to wood, and he just started rhyming, for some reason?
- Sins of Our Fathers: Played with. While the specific act (his death by drowning/axe to the head and the death of his lumber friends) was technically caused by the ancestors of the current Northwests, the descendants are plainly aware of their family's past atrocities and know what's needed to break the curse and make up for their sins, but refuse to do so out of a stubborn insistence to keep their party exclusive. In other words, this instance is more of a "those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" situation.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Has noble goals, but his desire for revenge makes him attack innocent people to achieve them is a major problem.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: If he wasn't willing to kill innocent people in his quest for Revenge, it'd be hard to root against him.
- Would Hurt a Child: He planned on killing Pacifica alongside the rest of her family and anyone else who got in his way, and would have done so if Dipper and Pacifica hadn't managed to stop him.