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     "Dipper" Pines 

"Dipper" Pines

"When life gives you lemons, extract the juice and use it to draw a treasure map in invisible ink. That really works! Seriously!"
Voiced by: Jason Ritter

The main protagonist of Gravity Falls. Dipper is a curious, clever, inventive 12-year-old. With his (older) twin sister Mabel along for the ride, he dares to uncover the secrets of Gravity Falls.

  • Acting Your Intellectual Age: A mild case, but Dipper is rather intelligent, and doesn't have many friends his own age. His best friend is 15 year old Wendy, and the plot of "The Inconveniencing" is partially put in motion when he tries to befriend her group of friends.
  • Action Survivor: He's not as tough in a fight as Mabel is and prefers keeping out of conflict as much as possible, but he's still more than capable of holding his own when he has to.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's 12 but tends to act much older, though there are times he acts exactly like the preteen he is.
  • Adorkable: Often comes across as awkward and unsure, but is adorable.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Mabel occasionally calls him "Dipping Sauce" or "bro-bro".
  • Agent Mulder: Considering what he deals with, it's not a surprise.
  • Always Someone Better: "Little Dipper" reveals that he's this to Mabel since he's usually beaten her at everything. The fact that she's now taller than him meant that she was finally first/better than him at something (well, outside of mini-golf and socialization).
  • Ambiguously Jewish: While he himself never really makes any allusions the rest of his family does, but Pines is a Jewish surname of Ashkenazic origin.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Wears one as part of his Pre-Teen Wolf Boy costume.
  • Anti-Hero: A Classical Anti-Hero as all the social awkwardness tropes would suggest; but also has shades of the more modern variety in that, while willing to make great sacrifices for the people he cares for, he's pretty cynical and willing to get his hands dirty for personal gain.
  • Appropriated Appellation: He disliked when Soos called him and Mabel "Mystery Twins" in "Headhunters". By "Irrational Treasure", it's grown on him.
  • Arch-Enemy: Gideon Gleeful
  • Author Avatar: Is based off of Alex Hirsch from when he was a kid. To wit, during a series of tweets where Hirch joked about going mad with power, he claimed he'd be able to add a self-insert OC into the show with no resistance before noting that he already had one in the form of Dipper.
  • Badass Adorable: Though you may not want to mention the adorable bit where he can hear you.
  • Badass Bookworm: Dipper is often seen reading either the journal or the newspaper. Despite that, he's very capable of putting up a fight. In "Headhunters", he has an epic sword fight with wax Sherlock Holmes, and even tricks him to go outside so that the sun can melt him. This kid right here, outwitted Sherlock bleedin' Holmes. And in "Fight Fighters", Dipper manages to live even after getting beat up by Rumble McSkirmish, an Expy of Ryu from Street Fighter, and still stands up to Robbie's challenge afterward. And of course, in "Gideon Rises", jumps off a cliff onto a giant robot to take down Gideon and save his sister.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Dipper, in Northwest Mansion Mystery.
  • Badass Normal: Dipper relies entirely on his wits and his resourcefulness in order to defeat foes and overcome obstacles.
  • Berserk Button: NEVER call him adorable or a little kid. It will only motivate him to solve mysteries and punch through metal so that you take him more seriously.
    • And of course, do NOT put his sister in harm's way.
    • And even if you're Mabel, DON'T imply he's not smart enough to solve something, as he'll go to supernatural lengths to prove you wrong.
  • Better as Friends: Agrees to be this with Wendy as of "Into the Bunker."
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't make him angry. He's not afraid to step up when someone he loves is in danger.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Although the younger twin, put his sister in danger, and his usually cool head goes straight out the window.
    • He cares for her so strongly that he sometimes want the best for her beyond what she herself wants, like committing revenge for her in "Irrational Treasure" and pressuring her to cheat against Pacifica in "The Golf War" so she can win. Luckily, these actions were mostly in the context of his own contempt for Pacifica, and he sometimes does get his head on straight on how to protect his sister, like not using the paranormal for personal gain that would risk her safety. Also, since he has become friends with Pacifica in "Northwest Mansion Noir", maybe even moreso than Mabel ever has in all three episodes they've interacted, this hostile side of him may be toned down for episodes to come.
  • Bow Ties Are Cool: In "Double Dipper".
    • Again in "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brains to Mabel's Brawn.
  • Brainy Brunette: He's a very intelligent, brown-haired kid.
  • Broken Ace: Dipper is a down-to-earth, Wise Beyond His Years twelve-year old who has managed along with his twin sister Mabel to uncover many of the mysteries of Gravity Falls. He also has a major crush on Wendy, and his common sense can be overridden by said crush and secretly fears that he may not be very smart. Not to mention the many times he has tried to discover the secrets of Gravity Falls has endangered both him and Mabel...
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Mabel.
  • Butt Monkey: He's beaten up and humiliated on a regular basis.
    • The Dog Bites Back: He does this to Robbie in "Boyz Crazy". Granted, Robbie has tormented and pushed Dipper around many times.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Discussed; according to Soos, his jokes are terrible.
  • The Cassandra: Almost no one believes him about the strange things going on in Gravity Falls.
  • City Mouse: The county police like to call Dipper "city boy".
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He often plays this to Mabel with varying degrees of success, although on some occasions he's just as goofy as she is.
  • The Comically Serious: Big time. Anytime he attempts to look smart and mature, expect it to be ruined by Mabel's or Soos' antics or his own hidden goofiness. Take a look at these images for proof.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: Several of Dipper's experiences in Gravity Falls include learning about himself, defending a first crush, and boldly standing up for what is right, all elements of this trope.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Considering that he's in Gravity Falls, he more often than not is Properly Paranoid.
  • Control Freak: Though not overbearing per se, his over attention to detail and occasional irritation with Mabel and Soos leads him to be insistent on his own direction of things.
  • Cool Loser: His only known friends are his sister, Soos, and Wendy; but he's a pretty cool kid.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras for a monster hunt in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker". This is because he's Genre Savvy enough to realize that cameras keep getting destroyed or lost during monster hunts. Sure enough, by the end he was down to one camera.
  • Cry Cute: In "Dipper vs. Manliness".
    Woman: *bumped into by Dipper* Oh, I'm sorry. I was looking for the mailman.
    Dipper: Oh, what? Are you saying I'm not a male man? Is that what you're trying to say? I'm not male, I'm- I'm not a man? Is that- is that what you're getting at?
    Woman: Are you crying?
  • The Cynic: A mild example. In contrast with Mabel's eternal idealism. Dipper nearly always suspects something to go wrong, or things are not what they appear. However, this stems from his Properly Paranoid side (a result of being in a town like Gravity Falls). He seems to be all right otherwise though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Quick witted and calm, normally in response to the silliness going on around him.
  • Deal with the Devil: In "Sock Opera", Dipper desperately and begrudgingly makes a deal with Bill Cipher since he knows the password to the laptop (which is about to erase data in a short amount of time because of many failed password entries), in exchange that Bill will have a puppet. The thing is, he wanted Dipper as his puppet.
  • Death Glare: Usually directed at Mabel.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Of "Northwest Mansion Mystery," acts as the main character for the majority of the episode before falling victim to the Monster of the Week, leaving Pacifica to save the day.
    • Also in "Not What He Seems," through most of the episode, he and Mabel attempts to clear Stan of his name, but when finding clues that Stan could be a villain, Dipper becomes a Hero Antagonist Inspector Javert in the climax, while the Character Focus emphasized on Stan and Mabel, who are the actual protagonists in the episode.
  • Delusions of Eloquence: Admits in "Society of the Blind Eye" that he sometimes uses big words he doesn't actually know the meaning of.
  • Demonic Possession: Gets his body stolen by Bill in Sock Opera. In order to communicate with Mabel, he had to possess a sockpuppet of his likeness.
  • Determinator: Most people would cut and run after seeing just one of the several horrible things Dipper has, but not only does Dipper continue to investigate Gravity Falls he goes out of his way to investigate some things.
  • Distinguishing Mark: The birthmark shaped like the Big Dipper on his forehead.
  • Distressed Dude: In "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel", where Gideon uses magic to capture him and try and cut his tongue out.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Sports these at all times, and gets even worse in Sock Opera when he stays up for days trying to hack into a laptop. They're so bad that even Mabel's body gets them when he and her switch bodies in Carpet Diem.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: A Double Subversion in "Northwest Mansion Mystery". At first it seems he and Pacifica become friends as a result of saving her from a ghost, but he learns the ghost was haunting the Northwest family for holding extravagant parties and not keeping their promise of inviting the townsfolk and they knew why he came and says she's just as bad as her parents. Later, seeing she's genuinely upset by her family's history, he makes amends and the two got past their animosity.
  • Foil: To Mabel, the two heavily contrast in personality, maturity, goals and philosophical outlook.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Mabel's foolish. Dipper is always the one most concerned about the others and his own safety, worried about the implications of what will occur (except on occasions where his pride blinds him) and prepared to deal with the consequences.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Realist, Dipper is mostly reasonably cynical, he always suspects something will go wrong and is distrusting till proven a reason to trust. However he's also not so far gone that he can't appreciate the wonder of the things they find or be taken by the sheer joy of activities he likes.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic: Independent, organized, and analytic.
  • Genre Savvy: Him and Mabel both prove to be incredibly intelligent in the weirdness they are dealing with.
  • Good with Numbers:
    • "The Time Traveler's Pig" shows him doing complex equations.
    • Though the math he uses is a lot simpler than it looks (sums, exponents, and a dizzying amount of bracketed functions), the equations are ultimately nonsense (though if he bothered to define his variables, he might have been on to something).
  • Guile Hero: Dipper commonly relies on his wits and cunning. He's also not above manipulation and trickery to achieve his goals or defeat his opponents for instance "Headhunters", when he tricks wax Sherlock Holmes onto the roof of the Mystery Shack so that the rising sun will melt him.
  • Guilty Pleasures: BABBA, Expy of ABBA.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With Mabel.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Has had his heart broken by everyone in the Mystery Shack save for Soos - Wendy in a romantic sense when she needed to turn down his crush at the end of "Into the Bunker," Stan and Mabel in a familial sense when they betray his faith in them in major ways during the events of "Not What He Seems".
  • The Hero/The Leader: With shades of The Smart Guy.
  • Hero Antagonist: In "Not What He Seems," sharing this with Soos and Agents Trigger and Powers towards Stan, initially, he and Mabel tries to prove Stan's innocence, however, when he finds clues that Stan could be guilty and the last straw being the discovery of the other journals that he hid from his family, Dipper becomes absolutely convinced that Stan is a Broken Pedestal and had to be stopped.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His crush on Wendy. The Bill Cipher AMA states that redheads dominate his internet history as well.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In some extent, under the tutelage of Uncle Stan.
  • Iconic Outfit: Dipper is always seen in a blue cap with pine tree on it; and his orange shirt, blue vest, and grey shorts. Lampshaded by Robbie, who teases him for wearing the same shorts every day.
  • Inspector Javert: In the climax of "Not What He Seems," when he becomes absolutely convinced that Stan is up to no good and attempt to foil what seems to be the launch of the end of the world, when in fact it's the attempt to bring Stan's brother back, but Dipper was beyond listening to his great uncle.
  • Insufferable Genius: Light example. He's one of the more intelligent members of the main cast and (often) shows a lot more common sense. His neurotics can be irritating however and he can be a bit prideful if over aware of his logic. Not to mention being an apt Deadpan Snarker.
    • This and his paranoia have gotten him into trouble a handful of times. His intelligence and general competence have led to a degree of overconfidence in himself, and in spite of the events of "Tourist Trapped", appears to have taken the words, "Don't trust anyone," at least partially to heart. He has been known to go to illogical lengths to accomplish something without the help of others, a flaw that was never really addressed until "Sock Opera", when Bill plays off it in order to convince Dipper to make a deal with him.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: A plot point in "Dipper Vs Manliness" is he enjoys bubble gum pop music.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man: In "Dipper vs. Manliness".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It comes from cynicism rather than any actual jerkishness.
  • Kid Detective/Kid Hero: He's 12, and he's investigating the weirdness in Gravity Falls.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Especially in "Irrational treasure", where he gets revenge on Pacifica for the way she treated Mabel, even though Mabel didn't want revenge.
    • In "Gideon Rises", he defeats Gideon and his giant robot, because they took Mabel away.
  • Likes Older Women: He's this towards Wendy, who is 15.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Being with Wendy tends to cause lapses in his sense of judgment.
  • Meaningful Echo: The way he says that "everything hurts" after he gets his body back from Bill in "The Sock Opera" neatly mirrors the way Stan said the same line after fighting off a hoard of zombies with a baseball bat and brass knuckles in "Scary-oke", right down to clutching his back and hunching over slightly.
  • Meaningful Name: His nickname comes from a birthmark on his forehead that's shaped like the Big Dipper.
  • Morality Pet: Is this to Pacifica in Northwest Mansion Mystery. He ends up acting as her conscience and in turn, Pacifica does respect him and didn't argue when he spoke his mind.
  • The Napoleon: Don't make fun of his height.
  • Nerd Action Hero: Dipper is somewhat Nerdish, but always ready to leap into the fray.
  • Nice Guy: He's more socially awkward than his sister, but he is by no means a bad person.
  • Nice Hat: After his first one was taken by a gnome, he chooses a white and blue baseball cap with a blue pine tree from the Mystery Shack gift shop. It also hides the birthmark on his forehead.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished:
    • At the end of Boyz Crazy, Dipper exposes Robbie as the complete, manipulative Jerkass he has been all along to Wendy. However, it costs him Wendy's trust when he made an Innocently Insensitive offer that was meant to console her from Robbie.
    • Also in an earlier episode, The Deep End. He became a pool assistant to spend more time with lifeguard Wendy. However, his sister inadvertently causes trouble by trying to rescue merboy Mermando, (she uses a cooler from the pool, violating a rule set by the very neurotic pool manager.) He ends up having to use (reverse) mouth-to-mouth to save Mermando and ends up losing his job at the pool.
  • Not So Above It All: He tries hard to act like an adult... but he's still a kid at heart. In a somewhat darker sense, he is also much less moral when it comes to dealing with people he feels are obnoxious, such as Pacifica. So far, he has sought revenge for Mabel by revealing the truth about her ancestors, which Mabel didn't want to do, and pushed Mabel to have the Lilliputtians cheat so she can best Pacifica. However, these actions are the only reason that Pacifica hasn't become a Karma Houdini.
  • No Respect Guy: Tends to be made fun of those closest, despite usually being the most down to earth one.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: Becomes a plot point in "Double Dipper".
  • Occult Detective: Gravity Falls is a very unusual place, and Dipper's trying to get to the bottom of its mysteries.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: As revealed in "Double Dipper". His birth name is unknown so far.
  • Only Sane Man: Between his Cloud Cuckoo Lander sister, his shyster (and secretive) grunkle, the goofy Soos and even the laidback Wendy, Dipper is usually left with getting things done and figuring out the mystery du jour.
  • The Pig Pen: As he's just begun going through puberty, jokes are frequently made about how sweaty he is. Also in "Carpet Diem", Mabel complains about how little he bothers to wash his clothes.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Mabel.
  • Precocious Crush: On Wendy. Doubles as Little Boy Seeks Big Girl.
  • Properly Paranoid: Most of the time. However, in the pilot, when he thought that Mabel's boyfriend was a zombie, he was wrong and right; he wasn't a zombie, but he was a mystical creature. Or rather, creatures; they were a group of gnomes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dipper is (usually) calm and collected, opposed to Mabel's off the wall wackiness.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Non-romantic example: Dipper is the Savvy Guy to Mabel’s Energetic Girl. Dipper's cynical and stern personality makes a contrasting pairing with Mabel's cheerful and upbeat one.
  • Seeker Archetype: Dipper's primary motivation is to uncover Gravity Fall's secrets.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Grunkle Stan's Manly Man. Dipper regularly longs to come across as stronger and more manly, however his few more feminine interest aside, he is quite a sympathetic and companionate guy, he's also not above periods of sadness or insecurity.
  • Ship Tease: With Pacifica in Northwest Mansion Noir
  • Shorter Means Smarter: One millimeter shorter than Mabel and one of the smartest members of the main cast.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Robbie V, his short-lived rival for Wendy's affections.
  • The Smart Guy: Dipper's certainly the bright one of the group.
  • Smart People Play Chess: As seen in "Little Dipper".
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: Much humor is derived from the fact that Dipper is rapidly approaching puberty.
  • The Strategist: In general he's always the one that comes up with the plans.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • The resemblance between Dipper and Grunkle Stan becomes apparent when the former dresses up like the latter in "Boss Mabel".
    • In "Dreamscaperers" one of Stan's memories show that Stan as a kid looked a lot like present day Dipper.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Downplayed, while no one around him is borderline Too Dumb to Live, Dipper does get frustrated on occasion when people dismisses him.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Tries to invoke this trope on himself in "Dipper vs. Manliness".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Headhunters" where he solves an actual mystery, holds his own in a sword fight against a much bigger opponent and outsmarts Sherlock Holmes (sort of), and he takes it to new levels in "Dipper vs. Manliness" where he takes training from the Manotuars to enabling him to beat the multi-bear, only to stand up to them all on how there unreasonably high standards of manliness and distain for those who don't meet them is ridiculous. He does it again in "Gideon Rises" where he jumps of a cliff, through a giant robot's eye and beats 'Lil Gideon senseless to save his sister.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • In "The Land Before Swine," when Dipper goes against Mabel's advice to break it to Soos easy, and harangues Soos for being nothing, but trouble this whole time when he further meddle things up and Dipper makes an indirect jab at his weight when noting Soos' shirt he made for Dipper is not in his size.
    • In "The Love God," Dipper shows shades of this at the beginning of the episode, joining the gang in ordering Thompson around and showing no compassion for Robbie's heartbreak because he and Mabel are finally "in". He sheds it, however, after seeing that Robbie and Tambry are really happy together and Robbie thanks Mabel for setting the couple up.
    • In "Not What He Seems," after realizing Stan was a Broken Pedestal, Dipper in the climax was beyond listening to his great uncle to let the machine on and attempts to egg Mabel to shut down the device, while Stan pleaded her not to. When Mabel chooses listening to Stan over Dipper, Dipper becomes infuriated that Mabel chose to trust the man whose been manipulating and lying to them all summer over her own brother.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Ritter makes no attempt to sound younger than his own age. Alex Hirsch has joked he was hired for his "natural puberty squeak".
  • Weirdness Magnet: Somewhat justified considering their environment. Lampshaded by Robbie in "Fight Fighers".
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As seen in "Dreamscaperers", but it turns out that Grunkle Stan had good intentions—he was trying to protect his nephew, but in his own, crazy way (toughening up so that when the world hits, he can hit back).
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Subverted. "Dipper" has been revealed to be a nickname due to a birthmark he has that resembles the Big Dipper. His birth name is currently unknown.
    Wendy: (after seeing said birthmark) The Big Dipper? That's where you got your nickname! I thought your parents just hated you or something.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: The Other Wiki uses this exact phrase to describe him. He tends to take matters more seriously than Mabel or Soos on their adventures, and generally takes on a leadership role when they investigate the paranormal. He's also placed himself in no small amount of harm to fix a problem, and tends to take full blame/responsibility when it's a problem he himself created.

    Mabel Pines 

Mabel Pines

"When life gives you lemons, draw faces on those lemons and wrap them in a blanket. Ta-daaa! Now you have Lemon Babies."
Voiced by: Kristen Schaal

Dipper's twin sister. Energetic and optimistic, Mabel makes the best of every situation, with a big goofy smile, while at the same time annoying her twin.
  • Action Girl: It's not shown very often, but Mabel is capable of springing into action when the situation calls for it.
  • Adorkable: In a Genki Girl package.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Soos occasionally calls Mabel "Hambone".
  • All Loving Heroine: She tries to cool down her rivalry with Pacifica and realizes that there must be an Freudian Excuse for her malice towards her, as well as trying to make friends with her ("The Golf War"). In general, she's nice and friendly to everyone and refuses to freeze anyone out; everyone is welcome to her parties!
  • All Women Are Lustful: A non-sexual example (sort of). She's crazy about boys, a huge fangirl of Sev'ral Timez, likes to read trashy romance novels ("Wolfman Bare Chest"), plays dating board games and practiced kissing with a leaf blower. Need we go on?
  • Ambiguously Jewish: This is mostly due to the fact that Mabel occasionally uses Yiddish phrases like "mazel tov" and lines like "sweet Moses!"
    • Put a rather interesting spin on the fact that she adopted a pet pig.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: From time to time.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Not as bad as Soos but chances are she will be distracted by something, the more shiny, unusual, or animal the better.
  • Badass Adorable: A cutey patooty with a mean right hook.
  • Badass Driver: As seen in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" when she takes up driving Soos' boat.
  • Badass Normal: Like Dipper, except her wits are a lot more... unconventional.
  • Balloon Belly: In "The Inconveniencing" after eating too much Smile Dip.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Beauty to Candy's Brains and Grenda's Brawn. Also the Beauty to Dipper's Brains and Soos's Brawn.
  • Benevolent Boss: Mabel starts as this in "Boss Mabel" until she snaps at Wendy's idleness and Soos' mediocrity.
  • Berserk Button: Mabel may appear to be a flake, but you do NOT harm her brother or she will kick your ass. The gnomes and Gideon learned that the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mabel is the sweetest person you could hope to meet, but she's something else whenever she gets angry.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: More than capable of backing Dipper up, but she will also bedazzle her entire face for kicks. The point of Irrational Treasure's plot is to prove this for her.
  • Big Sister Bully: Downplayed. She enjoys teasing Dipper and making fun of him, though is never extremely antagonizing. She later realizes how it effects Dipper and stops.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Not as protective of Dipper as he is of her, but comes fairly close.
  • Blithe Spirit: To both Stan and the townsfolk, though sometimes for her own selfish gain.
  • Blush Sticker: Seems to have perpetually rosy cheeks.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Dipper's Brains.
  • Brainy Brunette: Not shown as much as Dipper, bu Mabel has proven to be a lot smarter than she lets on.
  • Break the Cutie: A mild case, but in "Irrational Treasure", Pacifica calls Mabel out on being silly, berating Mabel for her choice of sweaters and her nacho earrings. Mabel doesn't take it too well, but she quickly gets better.
    • Happens again in "Boss Mabel" as Mabel just does not get a break until she starts becoming Stan.
    • Then there's her Freak Out when Waddles disappears in "The Land Before Swine".
    • Happens a couple times in "The Golf War" when Pacifica bumps her newspaper Fashion Advise column for her own and then when Pacifica proves to be a better mini-golfer.
    • In "The Time Traveler's Pig", she gets broken so hard from losing Waddles that she remains on the spot lamenting for at least a month.
    • In "Not What He Seems", she finally breaks down in tears over the secrets uncovered, the life-threatening situation everyone's in, and the stress of having to choose to listen to Stan or Dipper. There was practically a fandom revolt because the episode made Mabel cry.
  • Brother-Sister Team: A rather refreshing one with Dipper, in that they're not constantly bickering and actually make quite a remarkable team.
  • Cheerful Child: Rare are the moments when she doesn't have a smile on her face.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mabel has an... interesting way of thinking. Deconstructed in Irrational Treasure. Pacifica makes fun of her for being silly, so she tries to be more serious. However, her Cloudcuckoolander tendencies end up saving the day.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: In "Irrational Treasure". Justified, because the mystery was set up by another Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Cool Loser: Not to the same extent as Dipper, but she's easily as cool, if not cooler than Alpha Bitch Pacifica.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: And when it happens, watch out. In the pilot alone she takes down a hundred gnomes using nothing but a leaf blower.
  • Cute and Psycho: Mabel is a mild version of this trope, but she's definitely a high-intensity-low-stability kind of girl. Who else could wield an axe with a great big grin on her face?
  • Cute Bruiser: Cute kid. Will beat you up in without the need for Waif-Fu, thank you very much.
  • Demonic Possession: In "The Inconveniencing" by the convenience store ghosts.
  • Deuteragonist: Beside Dipper.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She tries to be friendly with everybody and tolerant of the eccentricities of others, but there's only so much bad behavior (Gideon, formerly Pacifica, etc.) and weirdness (Toby Determined, Poolcheck, etc.) she can take.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Inverted. She regularly wears sweaters even though the show takes place during the summer. The only time the weather bothers her is in "The Deep End" when there's a heat wave. Though to be fair, the town does appear to be in a mountainous area of the state, meaning that the temperatures usually stay moderate even during the peak of the season.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Inferred in "Fight Fighters" when we see one of Mabel's drinks contain a strange cyclops Troll Doll and several dice, all in a green fluid.
    • She also once ate a whole tube of toothpaste just because it was sparkly.
    • She once had to go to the hospital because she ate scratch and sniff stickers. However, this didn't stop her from eating a sticker in "The Golf War" in an attempt to stop the Lilliputtians from fighting over it. Of course, it was only one sticker and wasn't a scratch-and-sniff.
    • The intro for the "Mabel's Guide to Dating" short has a clip of "Mabel's Guide to Eating Non-Foods", where she eats a leaf.
    • After being given a lot of candy from the vending machine in "Blendin's Game", she declares her intent to eat it all with the wrappers still on. Seconds later, she's choking on the still-wrapped candy, calling her plan a mistake, and whacking herself in the gut in order to cough it all back out.
  • Flower in Her Hair: In "The Time Traveler's Pig".
  • Foil: To Dipper, the two heavily contrast in personality, maturity, goals and philosophical outlook.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Dipper's responsible. Of the two Mabel is the more interested in having fun, and rushing into things without fully thinking through the potential consequences and implications.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Optimist, Mabel is highly optimistic and tries to be near constantly cheerful. She always expects the best out of others and often hopes that there supernatural adventures will play out in a way she would like.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine: Outgoing, optimistic, and a bit of a space case.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She saved a lobster that was going to be eaten at a restaurant, allowed the goat that lives by the shack to chew on her sweater, and owns a pet piggy named Waddles.
    • She's also hugging a cat at the beginning of the How We Got Here moment of the pilot.
  • Fun Personified: A very cheerful and silly character. Just about everything about her screams fun.
  • Gasshole: Never demonstrated such tendencies on screen, but in "Society of the Blind Eye" she claims she can burp the alphabet.
  • Genius Ditz: She seems like your average Cloudcuckoolander, but "Headhunters" shows that she's an incredibly talented artist and is capable of keeping up with Dipper when they're investigating what happened to Grunkle Stan's wax statue. She also is capable of solving a puzzle others have been trying to solve for centuries.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic and outgoing, and isn't afraid to go her own way when the world tries to push her in another direction.
  • Giftedly Bad: Her "puppet show", various concoctions involving plastic dinosaurs and general disposition show that while she's not exactly talented, a few of her artistic works are considered to be examples of In-Universe So Bad, It's Good. Naturally, this caused most fans to take a shine to her.
  • A Girl And Her X: A Girl And Her Pig. Mabel and Waddles are inseparable the moment that meet. Dipper learned the hard way when he assumed Waddles was just another of her passing fancies.
  • Girly Bruiser: Very girly and energetic, but she packs a mean punch. She gave Dipper two black eyes in "Tourist Trapped" (by accident, no less!) and even made a gnome throw up after she kicked him in the stomach. It comes in full force in "Headhunters". Also, as Stan learned in "Little Dipper", Mabel high fives HARD.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a different colored hairband depending on what sweater she's wearing. During parties, like in "Double Dipper" and "Scaryoke", she wears an oversized bow instead.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With Dipper.
  • Heroic BSOD: After losing Waddles, her pet pig in "The Time Traveler's Pig", Mabel goes through one that lasts at least a month.
    • Not to mention in "The Hand That Rocks The Mabel" when Mabel hides in her sweater and refuses to come out, saying she's "in Sweater Town."
    • Spends much of the later half of "Not What He Seems" freaking out over feeling betrayed by Grunkle Stan when she and Dipper find out he's been lying to them all summer.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: As with Dipper, though Stan isn't as hard on her as he is on Dipper.
  • Homemade Sweater From Hell: Averted with Mabel's sweaters. She knits them herself and enjoys wearing them regularly.
  • Iconic Outfit: Mabel is hardly ever seen without a turtleneck sweater of some kind.
  • Improbable Weapon User: When she's not kicking and punching, she tends to grab whatever's handy. She uses a leaf blower to blow away a hundred gnomes back into the woods in "Tourist Trapped" and in "Headhunters", uses candles and wax Coolio's head to take down a group of wax statues that had her surrounded. In "Scary-Oke" she uses a Karaoke machine.
  • In Love with Love: One of her goals is to have an "epic summer romance", and she's very keen on helping other people get their own romance as well. However, she seems to have a pretty naive view of how love works, considering how often she tries to force love when it isn't there.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Can sometimes be this, like in "The Deep End" when it came to Mermando's heritage and inability to walk.
    • Comes up again in "The Sock Opera" when she realizes that her expecting Dipper to just roll with whatever her newfound obsession may be is actually quite selfish of her and causes Dipper to sacrifice a lot more for her than she does for him (including giving up his shot at Wendy to let Mabel win Waddles & giving up his job at the pool to help Mermando). However, by the end of the episode she's had a Jerkass Realization and seems to be on the way to fixing it.
  • Kid Detective/Kid Hero: Same case as Dipper, often accompanying him in his investigations.
  • The Lancer: Secondary character to Dipper and more than willing to put Dipper in his place if he needs it.
  • Large Ham: Sometimes she can be really over the top. The creator even describes her as this.
  • Lethal Chef: Literally. Her "Mabel Juice" has plastic dinosaurs in it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: When ever something pushes her to far, such as her brother being put in danger or some manipulating her, she'll always step up and often the results aren't pretty.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Light Feminine to Wendy's Dark Feminine.
  • Little Miss Badass: Mabel's a twelve year old girl, who loves nature, animals and everything feminine. She's also tough enough to withstand all the calamities that Gravity falls throws at her on a regular basis.
  • Magic Skirt: For some reason her skirt stays in place despite the crazy stunts she does.
  • The Matchmaker: She really wants to be this, but her attempts to pair people (and animals) up usually fail due to her rather...forceful methods. The only successful match she's made thus far is Robbie and Tambry.
  • Meaningful Name: Mabel means "lovable," which makes total sense considering what we've seen of her character.
  • Motor Mouth: Chatty, opinionated, and has no trouble saying whatever comes to mind, no matter how strange or unsettling.
  • Ms Imagination: Is prone to wild flights of fancy.
  • Nice Girl: Although she can be insensitive at times, Mabel is a very nice person and tries to help others on several occasions, though her methods don't always produce the desired results.
  • The Nose Knows: Mabel has sensed Robbie coming in "The Time Traveler's Pig" due to smelling a gallon of body spray and "Fight Fighters" due to smelling anger and hormones.
  • No Indoor Voice: Sometimes she's usually shouting.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly friendly punching and poking other people, mostly Dipper.
  • Occult Detective: Not as much as her brother, but she's perfectly comfortable investigating the strange occurrences in Gravity Falls.
  • Only Friend: Heavily implied to be Dipper's closest and most trusted friend before they went to Gravity Falls.
  • The Only One I Trust: While Dipper has yet to truly be betrayed by anybody, the journal he finds warns him not to trust anyone in Gravity Falls. Dipper decides that there is one person he can always trust: Mabel.
    • In "Not What He Seems", she ends up betraying that trust by letting the portal beneath the shack activate, choosing to place her faith in Stan's convictions over Dipper's caution.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: A rare girly girl example. She enjoys being out in nature considerably more than Dipper.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Takes a lot to wipe the smile off her face.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Not always, but she has no problems fulfilling this role.
  • Plucky Girl: Although wacky, Mabel is very resourceful and will use what ever is on hand to help with the problems.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: While both of them are good natured, they contrast in personality. Mabel is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander Pollyanna while Dipper is serious and, at times, cynical. Dipper can be overly concerned with social status and being treated like a child, while Mabel just rolls with it and does her own thing regardless of what anyone else says.
  • The Pollyanna: Mabel has been described as a "glass half full" kind of girl. Best shown in "Not What He Seems," when, despite Dipper imploring her to shut down Stan's portal on the grounds that Grunkle Stan's duplicitous nature could endanger the universe, she instead chooses to let the portal activate completely, trusting that Stan loves her and only wants what's best.
  • Psychic Powers: For a brief instance in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel", while she was holding Gideon's amulet.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hairs long enough that when Dipper flipped it over, it covered her whole face. Even considering their cartoony proportions, her hair goes at least all the way down her back.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dipper is (usually) calm and collected, opposed to Mabel's off the wall wackiness.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Non-romantic example: Mabel is the Energetic Girl to Dipper's Savvy Guy. Non-romantic example: Dipper is the Savvy Guy to Mabel’s Energetic Girl. Mabel's cheerful and upbeat personality makes a contrasting pairing with Dipper's cynical and stern one.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: On occasion.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Mabel does this on a fairly regular basis.
  • Serial Romeo: Unlike Dipper, who had a crush on Wendy for all the first season and got a got Ship Tease with Pacifica in Season 2, Mabel has the largest amound of Temporary Love Interestes, as it's her goal to have an "epic summer romance". She flirts a lot trying to find "the one" and when things don't go well she moves on to another boy. But unlike other examples, she quite remembers her affections for every boy she took a shrine on, as seen by the illusion made by the Love God.
  • Shipper on Deck: A self-proclaimed matchmaker, Mabel helped Soos find a girlfriend, and "married" Waddles the Pig with Gompers the Goat. The Love God also shows that she ships Dipper with her friend Candy, and Grunkle Stan with Soos's grandmother.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: In a lesser extent than her brother, but still.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is often misspelled as "Mable", even though her name appears in the opening credits.
  • Sweet Tooth: She's a twelve-year-old girl, so there are plenty of indications that she has this:
    • One piece of promo art shows her lying on the floor with a popsicle stuffed in her mouth.
    • In "The Inconveniencing" she eats an entire stack of Smile Dip.
    • In "The Time Traveler's Pig" she has two cones of cotton candy and is pissed when Robbie takes a chunk out of one of them. Though she dropped them when she was distracted by the "win a pig" sign.
    • In "Mabel's Guide to Stickers" she trades Stan a "Baby on Board" sticker for an enormous bucket of sprinkles. We don't see her eat the whole thing, but she definitely plans to.
    Mabel: [grinning] I'm gonna get so sick.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: In "Not What He Seems," while Dipper, the Inspector Javert, was beyond listening to Stan, Mabel is caught between listening to her brother to what it seems to stop the apocalypse or her great uncle to let the machine on, she chooses the latter.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Mabel feels this way toward Pacifica at the end of "The Golf War", and even Dipper concedes that she really is just a kid like them... except utterly, ridiculously rich, in which case sympathy is mixed with envy.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Wendy's Tomboy. On the other-hand she is more the Tomboy to Pacifica's light Girly Girl.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Headhunters," she beats the majority of the evil wax figures mostly by herself.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Sock Opera", where her obsession with impressing a cute boy causes her failure to notice a noted change in Dipper (whose body was being possessed by Bill Cipher at the time) and in "Northwest Mansion Mystery", where she breaks her promise with Grenda not to hit on another cute boy in order to conspire with Candy to get said boy's attention.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Candy's Neither and Grenda's Butch. Of the group Mabel is the most feminine, practically personifying a girly girl.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Though she always wears turtleneck sweaters, they all have different patterns. Mabel switches sweaters every episode and if the episode takes place over the course of a few days she'll switch. She switches AT LEAST 6 sweaters in "The Hand That Rocks The Mabel" alone.
  • Weapon of Choice: A grappling hook she got in the very first episode.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Bringing Stan up to the water tower to cure his fear of heights, shoving Dipper and Wendy into a closet to make Dipper confess his crush, shouting at women to leave the bathroom and talk to Soos to get him a date, that sort of thing. The first two end up accidentally putting people in life-threatening peril.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Tends to believe the best of everyone and that any situation will have a happy outcome.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: In her own way and sometimes even wiser than Dipper. She refuses to promote revenge, telling him she doesn't need it and learns to try and let go of her rivalry with Pacifica.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Weird stuff is always gravitating toward her—the gnomes and Gideon, for instance—and, in The Inconveniencing, she was possessed, rather than 'punished' by the ghosts.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has a phobia of Claymation that she realizes is perfectly rational in Little Gift Shop of Horrors.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In "Sock Opera" towards the end:
    Mabel: Don't worry, I have seen enough movies to know this is the part where the audience thinks this was all part of the show and loves it. Cue applause!
    (audience boos and leaves)

    Great Uncle "Grunkle" Stan Pines 

Stan Pines

"When life gives you lemons, you call them 'yellow oranges' and sell them for double the price."
Voiced by: Alex Hirsch

Stanford Pines, also known as Great-Uncle Stan and Grunkle Stan, is Mabel and Dipper's sly great-uncle. He runs The Mystery Shack, a tourist trap full of questionable oddities. When he’s giving tours or asleep on the couch, Dipper and Mabel sneak out to explore the town’s secrets.
  • Abusive Parents: From his uncle, which wasn't terribly abusive, just lacking in anything remotely resembling child-rearing skills. It's all Played for Laughs of course.
    • About the worst thing you can say is that he occasionally overworks the kids at the Shack, Dipper in particular (partly because he feels the need to toughen him up and make him capable of fighting his own battles, but mostly because child labor has low overhead).
  • Adults Are Useless: Especially in "Tourist Trapped".
    • Starts growing out of this as the series progresses. In "Boyz Crazy," he agrees wholeheartedly to help Dipper when he believes that Robbie is brainwashing Wendy and drives to where Robbie and Wendy were having their date when Dipper is proven right, he holds his own against a Pterodactyl in "The Land Before Swine, and is set to get more involved in the twins' misadventures in season 2 after revealing he knew all along about the town's paranormal activity - which he does while fending off a vicious horde of zombies.
  • Agent Scully: He adamantly doesn't believe that there is anything weird going on in Gravity Falls, telling Dipper that it's all drummed up by guys like him to sell merchandise to gullible tourists. Despite this he is willing to accept the existence of living dinosaurs, with the caveat of insisting that they "don't count" as supernatural because they're just big lizards. However, this is just a ruse to hide his knowledge of the journals and all of the oddities related to it.
    • As of the start of season 2, he's dropped the ruse and admitted to the twins that he knows about the supernatural things going on. But he still hasn't told them about his secret room or his ultimate plans, although in "Not What He Seems", the twins discover the room on their own and Stan begins to confide in them.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It does not help that one of the cryptograms in the show's opening reads "STAN IS NOT WHAT HE SEEMS."
    • It only gets even more ambiguous in "Gideon Rises" where his underground lab, equipped with a large portal generator, is finally shown. "Scary-oke" implies he's using it to search for something, and feels confident that he won't "get caught," implying questionable safety/legality at best (which is standard for Stan) or outright villainy at worst. "Society of the Blind Eye" leans towards the former in a Well-Intentioned Extremist kind of way, as both a symbol substitution cipher in the Journals and McGucket's video logs reveal the Author of the Journals believed that the portal could benefit all of mankind, while Stan acknowledges the risks of activating the portal mean little to him in light of the possible rewards for doing so - specifically, seeing his brother again.
    • Up to Eleven in (the admittedly non-canon) "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" — he apparently drugs a customer and put him on display in the shack because he didn't buy anything.
  • Ambiguously Jewish/Alter Kocker: Which might explain his cheapskate behavior.
  • Anti-Hero: He can be quite the jerkass due to his greed, but he does have a soft spot in his heart for the twins.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Bottomless Pit!" Grunkle Stan still states that everyone's stories are far-fetched, even though he is falling through a bottomless pit even as he speaks, and even lived through one of the stories. In "Scaryoke" it's made clear that this is an act, and he's very much aware of the strange goings-on around Gravity Falls.
  • Attention Whore: As seen in "Headhunters".
    Grunkle Stan: But enough about me. Behold, me!
    • Also, in "Boss Mabel" when he's on Cash Wheel. In fact, he got on the show by using his "old man powers" to fake a heart attack.
  • Badass Grandpa: In his youth, Stan's dad had him take boxing lessons, and in his senior years, he still knows how to fight. In "The Land Before Swine" he punched a pterodactyl in the face. Repeatedly.
    • Come Season 2, he continues to show how much of a badass he is by fighting off an entire hoard of ravenous zombies, half of them with his bare hands.
    • In "Not What He Seems," he takes out three government agents while he's handcuffed to a chair, using a gravitational anomaly to get the drop on the agents, and manages to steal one of their wallets in the process.
  • The Barnum: Most of his revenue seems to come from swindling rubes in really obvious ways.
  • Berserk Button: "Irrational Treasure" shows that he really doesn't like Pioneer Day.
    • Also he doesn't like being questioned about the Tattoo on his back that he keeps denying, and will go nuts if someone tries to uncover it and video record it.
    • Don't hurt the twins on his watch, or he'll break out a baseball bat and brass knuckles.
  • Beware the Honest Ones: Turns out Stan is much harder to deal with when he can only tell the truth as seen in "Bottomless Pit!".
  • Bow Ties Are Cool: A Colonel Sanders-esque string bow tie.
  • Boxing Battler: His father made him take boxing lessons as a child, and he's shown to still have some moves in "The Land Before Swine" and "Scary-oke."
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He comes across as rather bumbling and silly over-the-top at times, but make no mistake, he's actually very sharp when he puts his mind into it, particularly as a salesman (and Con artist).
  • Briefcase Full of Money: His savings are stuffed inside a duffelbag hidden behind a painting in the Shack.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: Stan's fez vaugely resembles those worn by the Shriners. He also remarks how "the boys from the lodge" won't go fishing with him.
  • Carpet of Virility: Shown off at the end of Dipper Vs Manliness. Mabel attempts to trim it as part of her makeover for him to impress Lazy Suzan, but it immediatly grows back.
  • Collector of the Strange: It's a given when you own the Mystery Shack.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His fighting advice to Dipper is along those line.
    Stan: Just bonk him over the head. It's nature's snooze button!
    • And when out numbered by Zombies, he's got no problems using a grandfather clock to even the odds.
    • Best demonstrated by his method of taking on and defeating three government agents in "Not What He Seems"
  • Companion Cube: He becomes a bit overly attached to a wax statue of himself in "Headhunters", and the end credits of "Soos and the Real Girl" show him marrying the Old Goldie statue in Las Vegas.
  • Consummate Liar: He's an inveterate shyster and proud of it. Eventually, however, this is subtly proven to be a subversion- even though Stan is excellent at lying, even he has his tells. In situations that involve his missing brother or him trying to hide something he knows a lot about, Stan crosses his arms and looks up to the side.
  • Cool Old Guy/Cool Uncle: For starters, he punched a pterodactyl in the face to rescue his great-niece's pet pig
  • Counterfeit Cash: Has been shown paying for merchandise with "Stan Bucks", crudely drawn fake dollar bills with his face on them.
    • A cutaway gag shows that he also roped in Dipper and Mabel into hand-painting actual counterfeit bills.
    Mabel: The county jail was so cold.
  • Cutting Corners: How Stan operates all his business ventures. Especially his carnival.
    Stan: There she is, the cheapest faire money can rent! I spared every expense.
  • The Cynic: Much like Dipper, Stan is somewhat cynical and not up for burst of idealism and wonder. He's far more focused on practical matters like making money.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much like Dipper, Stan posses a quick wit and never miss a chance to mock the silliness of those around him.
  • Dented Iron: He can throw some mean punches and is quite spry, but age has impaired his senses and a lifetime of bad eating habits has turned his body into a hot mess from the shoulders down.
  • Deuteragonist: Stan gets the third largest amount of focus, after Dipper and Mabel.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: And trying to get her back didn't work out so well either.
  • Drives Like Crazy: "Road safety laws, prepare to be ignored!" He also has cataracts, and has broken headlights. And then there's the time he let a bear drive the car...
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears a superfluous one while the Shack is open.
  • Fan Disservice: Rips off his shirt in "Dipper vs. Manliness". Not pretty. Lampshaded by Dipper moments after.
  • Fat Slob: Played for Laughs in "Dipper vs. Manliness".
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: The Cynic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric: Ambitious, with a hair-trigger temper.
  • Gag Nose: His nose looks like it belonged to a muppet.
  • Genius Bruiser: Although old, Stan is still a powerful figure and likewise proves he can tangle with the best of them, being a brilliant fighter. He's likewise very strong and very quick for his age. However Stan also shows on multiple occasions he's highly intelligent, being an incredibly shrewd and cunning man, able to match wits with the likes of Gideon and Dipper, and win. Business skills aside, he's also clearly got a pretty good understanding of advanced science considering how well he was able to operate and maintain the portal.
  • Genre Savvy: In "Little Dipper", a lottery crew came to him offering him $1 million, if he signed a form. He seems to sign it without thinking, and Gideon reveals himself telling Stan just signed away his shack. Stan points to the paper revealing that he wrote "Suck a lemon little man!" on it.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Suddenly having to hang around with two kids has forced him to tone down his language, culminating in a scene where he instinctively blurts out a clean nonsense curse after dropping a barrel on his foot, then remembering he's alone and can use real swears again.
  • Greed: His desire to make money is the driving force behind his work ethic.
    "My one and only dream - which was to possess money - has come true!"
  • Grumpy Old Man: Very fond of complaining.
  • Gun Nut: We never see them, but he claims to own ten guns due to his fear of ladders.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Stan has a quick temper, to the point he near ruined his commercial over him constantly mispronouncing a word. Its not a good idea to be on the receiving end of his temper.
  • Heroic Build: Had one as a younger man and uses a dapper suit to make it look like he still does.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: His greed verges on this now and then, but his Child Hater tendencies (toward Gideon - not his family) place him firmly in this territory.
    Stan: "Yes, yes... Burn the child..."
    • The various crimes he manages to pull off on-screen also cross into this.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Most of the exhibits in his House of Mystery are fake.
    • "Boss Mabel" implies that while he could get real oddities for the Mystery Shack like Dipper did, they would be difficult (if not impossible) to control and would terrify and/or hurt customers.
  • Iconic Outfit: Grunkle Stan is usually seen in a fez and a black tuxedo.
    • When sitting around the house, he is almost always dressed in nothing but a tanktop, blue-striped boxers, and fez.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In "The Legend of the Gobblewonker".
  • It Makes Sense in Context: In-Universe, he claims the picture in "Gideon Rises" of him in a devil suit in front of a wall of fire is this.
    Stan: That picture's taken out of context.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: So much so that tumblr fans are calling his his younger self "Hunkle Stan". For reference, here's a flashback to him in the 70's. Hello, Handsome.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Boss Mabel", its shown that his iron handed rule over the Mystery Shack, use of fake exhibits in the museum and strict no-refunds policies are in fact necessary to run the Shack properly. When Mabel attempts to run things her way, Soos and Wendy either take advantage of her lax attitudes or screw up their jobs, putting real monsters in the Shack proves to be a disaster that hospitalizes two visitors, and Mabels liberal refund policies ends up costing them nearly all their earnings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he's a greedy con artist and can be a bit of a Jerkass overall, deep down he truly does care about his niece and nephew.
    • In "Double Dipper", he claps for Mabel when everyone was voting for her via applause. Granted, the other candidate, Pacifica, is a rich Alpha Bitch, but it goes to show that he really cares for Mabel and wanted to support her, even if he usually doesn't show it.
    • And in "Dipper vs. Manliness" he’s the one to tell Dipper that standing up for what he believed in was a manly thing to do.
    • And in the very first episode, he let Mabel and Dipper choose something from the shop to cheer them up.
    • Really shows through in "Boyz Crazy", where he not only immediately agrees Dipper to help expose Robbie's mind control of Wendy through subliminal messaging in music (even if partially motivated by his own experiences as a young man), but also tells Dipper, after Wendy angrily brushes him off, that he can just hang out with him until things sort out with Wendy. This is the best father figure moment for Stan in the series thus far. Plus, he was more than willing to give Dipper The Talk in "Carpet Diem", when you'd think he'd be the kind of character to avoid doing that. Even if it was Mabel in Dipper's body. It's an odd show.
    • In "Land before Swine" he saves Waddles from a pterodactyl out of sheer love for Mabel.
    • "Dreamscaperers" shows that even though Stan is tough on Dipper by making him do terrible chores like cleaning the toilet and chopping firewood, he does it to toughen him up so he learns to fight back.
    • In "Gideon Rises", when he feels like he finally lost to Gideon, he's very disheartened that the kids have to suffer with him too, and while down on his luck and almost out of money, with what little he has left he buys bus tickets to send the twins home. Thankfully though, It Got Better, but still.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Stan will gleefully and shamelessly steal anything he wants or needs. Often while outright saying it straight to the rightful owner's faces.
    Man: These wax statues come at a terrible price!
    Stan: $20? I'll steal them while you're distracted.
    Man: What?
    Stan: I said I'm going to rob you.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Though the "Justice" part is definitely in question.
  • Large Ham: Part-and-parcel of being a showman, he tends to ham it up during tours of the Mystery Shack... not that he doesn't display similar tendencies outside of that.
  • Lovable Rogue: While immoral, shady and sometimes outright criminal, Stan remains a beloved character, and makes it clear that he is good at heart.
  • Made of Iron: In "Not What He Seems", he gets slammed into a metal pipe hard enough to buckle the metal and crack the stone wall behind it, and he's completely unharmed.
  • Mean Boss: He yells at his employees a lot, but his strictness is how he can keep things in order. When Mabel acted as the Benevolent Boss, she was taken advantage of by Wendy, and run up the wall by Soos' ineptitude.
  • Miser Advisor: Stan sometimes takes this role with the twins, especially Dipper.
  • Misery Builds Character: Why Stan is so tough on Dipper.
    • It's also why Stan's father had him take boxing lessons.
  • Money Fetish: Stan's love of money, sometimes borders on obsession, he shamelessly (and unnecessarily) strips when he get an opportunity to go in the money shower.
  • Mysterious Past: Claims to be from the east coast originally, and that Gravity Falls is the only town where the police don't know where he is. "Not What He Seems" shows that he's accrued a number of false I Ds over the years.
  • Nerd Glasses: Has worn glasses since childhood (save a point in his twenties).
  • Nice Hat: He's never seen without his fez, except in "Little Dipper" and when he goes on vacation in "Boss Mabel".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Grunkle Stan looks a lot like Ranger Stu from Squirrel Boy.
  • Not in Front of the Kid: As revealed in "Not What He Seems," he tries to limit his cursing to kid-friendly replacements for swear words while Dipper and Mabel are around. He's quite gleeful when he gets a chance to actually cuss when he's alone.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: "Boss Mabel" hints that Grunkle Stan might know more than he lets on.
    • "Gideon Rises" confirms it. Stan has had Journal #1 the whole time, and in this episode manages to obtain #2 from Gideon and #3 from Dipper. He uses them to activate some sort of machine, which began to use to search for his brother as of "Scary-oke."
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Stan, a man old enough to be a great uncle vs Gideon, a psychopathic child.
  • Papa Wolf: Despite having very questionable morals and standards, he does obviously care about Mabel and Dipper. Enough to drop some heavy, extensive research it took him years to find, in order to protect the twins from a group of hungry zombies, and winning.
  • Parental Substitute: After Soos realized that his father ran away from his family, Soos began working for Stan so that he can have a new father figure in his life.
  • Perma Stubble: Never grows a beard but never seems to shave.
  • Pet the Dog: Grunkle Stan gets a moment like this after feeling guilty for insulting Dipper and Mabel and lets each of them take anything they want from the Mystery Shack. In true Grunkle Stan fashion, he tells them to do it before he changes his mind. He also saves Waddles because he wants Mabel to talk to him again and in "Dreamscaperers" when we find out why he's so tough on Dipper.
  • Properly Paranoid: His claim to have denied the existence of the supernatural in Gravity Falls was because he believed it to be dangerous. Considering how many of the strange things and oddities have tried to hurt the twins, he's got a point.
  • Reality Ensues: Stan gets away with A LOT of crime, mostly due to Rule of Funny, but the buck decidedly stops at stealing toxic waste from the United States Government.
  • Schemer: Stan is a very cunning man, and normally concocts a variety of schemes, normally to help him make more money.
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: He's rude, grumpy and money-grubbing and makes no secret of it. He's also old, so he can get away with it.
  • Screwy Squirrel: In "Little Shack of Horrors."
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Dipper's Sensitive Guy. Of the two Stan's more gruff and unfeeling, preferring to focus on more practical matters, also when working or doing something serious he is highly dedicated and a no nonsense figure. And he also doesn't fear much.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: His default outfit.
  • Skyward Scream: In "Irrational Treasure" after going through a Humiliation Conga:
    Stan: PIONEER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Generally not liked among the town, despite playing himself up as this grand mysterious figure. The town eventually warms up to him a bit after the events of "Gideon Rises."
  • The Smart Guy: Much like Dipper, Stan is a lot smarter and more cunning than he lets on.
    • Scenes from "Not What He Seems" show his report card, haven gotten consistent As, except in Gym class.
  • Smarter Than You Look:
    • Managed to outwit Gideon in "Little Dipper".
    • He managed to outwit Dipper in "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained: Stan's Tattoo".
  • Smoke Out: He enjoys using smoke bombs, in his showmanship with the mystery shack, to further entertain and con the masses into giving him Money.
  • Snake Oil Salesman: Once tried to market shards of broken glass as rare and valuable crystals, and sells spray-painted rocks under the guise of them being Gold Nuggets.
  • Stealth Mentor: Making Dipper do difficult chores is Stan's sneaky way of preparing him to fight back as revealed in "Dreamscaperers". It seems to be working.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Dreamscaperers" shows that Stan looks a lot like his father. Kid Stan even looks a little like Dipper.
    • "Not What He Seems" shows that he's a dead ringer for his brother.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Especially when it comes to Soos and Wendy.
    I'd fire all of you I could.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome/Tall, Dark and Snarky: Believe it or not. It's more noticeable in "Little Dipper", when he's seen without his fez.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: He mistook a CD for a record player, and doesn't know what "texting a photo to someone" is.
  • Theme Twin Naming: He and his twin brother (The Author) are named Stanford and Stanley.
  • The Reveal: He is the twin brother of The Author. Whether this changes anything in relation to everyone else is still unknown.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The Land Before Swine".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes a much nicer person in season 2 which must be due to his confession knowing about all the weirdness in Gravity Falls all along.
  • Vanity License Plate: If you look closely, the plate on Grunkle Stan's car says "STNLY MBL." Which is odd, since according to Gideon, his full name is 'Stanford'. It's one of the earliest hints that he has a twin brother.
  • Weirdness Censor: Subverted. If the end of "Gideon Rises" tells us anything, he knew about all the weird stuff. In "Scaryoke" he all out admits to knowing, but claimed otherwise in an attempt to keep Dipper and Mabel from getting too close and being in danger.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Was willing to risk the destruction of the universe if it meant seeing his brother again. He did, and thankfully it didn't result with universal destruction (what are the odds?).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He was afraid of heights, though he has since been cured.

     Jesús "Soos" Alzamirano Ramirez 

Jesús "Soos" Alzamirano Ramirez

"My wisdom is both a blessing and a curse."
Voiced by: Alex Hirsch

Handyman at the Mystery Shack. Soos often accompanies Dipper and Mabel on their adventures. He acts much like One of the Kids, though you'll find he's actually quite intelligent.
  • Acrofatic: "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" shows that Soos is capable of running faster than the Gobblewonker while carrying Dipper and Mabel without even breaking a sweat or going out of breath.
  • Action Survivor: As evidenced in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker".
  • Adorkable: Best shown in "Soos and The Real Girl", where he has a problem talking to women. Also, he loves playing video games, showing a bit of a geeky side, but he's one of the nicest people on the show and really enjoys hanging out with Dipper and Mabel despite their age.
  • Affably Evil: Even when he's temporarily turned into a zombie with a hunger for human flesh, he's still as cheerful and laid-back as ever.
    Zombie!Soos: Braiiiiins! Braiiiiiiins!
    Mabel: SOOS! Cut it out!
    Zombie!Soos: Heh, heh! Sorry, dude.
  • Agent Mulder: Quick to believe the supernatural happenings in Gravity Falls when Dipper raises his own suspicions, such as believing the local Mailman to be a werewolf.
  • Amazon Chaser: If the drawing of his dream woman from the "Mailbox" short is any indicator.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted; he was this at first when Alex Hirsch stated that his real first name was Jesus (which is a Hispanic name), but in season 2, his full name is confirmed to be Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez, which makes it pretty obvious that he's Latino. According to Alex Hirsch, he's half Mexican, with a white father and a Mexican mother.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While he is unambiguously attracted to women, he notes that Stan was very attractive in his younger days in "Dreamscaperers," states that he wouldn't mind if Stan kissed him in "Scary-oke," and "The Golf War" shows him making note of the stars while shirtless with Stan in a car at night.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He's easily distracted by a laser pointer in "Double Dipper".
  • Awesome McCoolname: Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez. It's downplayed, as he's almost never referred to as such on-screen.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he's so loyal to Stan is because Stan unintentionally stepped up as a Parental Substitute by hiring Soos as his handyman after Soos had realized his real dad was never going to come home.
  • Berserk Button: He very rarely gets angry, but he's rather sensitive to people pointing out his weight, as alluded to in "Fight Fighters" and displayed more clearly in "The Land Before Swine".
  • Big Beautiful Man: In-Universe, Mabel scores every man in Gravity Falls on a scale of 1 to 5. Soos gets a 12.
  • Big Brother Instinct/Papa Wolf: A mild example but let's just say when Dipper and Mabel are in trouble Soos knows to drop the act and be an adult.
    • In "Little Dipper", he actually tried to stop Stan and Mabel from making fun of Dipper; he's much more on the ball than people think.
    • Shown again in "Soos And The Real Girl" when he is having to defend Melody, Dipper, and Mabel from the Giffany-controlled animatronics. He outright takes it upon himself to go into the fray so that the others can get away and sacrifices a life spent in Giffany's game where she will unconditionally love him by melting the disc. Say what you will about the man, but he can nut up when he has to.
    • In "Not What he Seems" He actually fights to stop Grunkle Stan, who he views as a father figure, to protect Dipper and Mabel. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass indeed.
  • Big Eater: Often seen eating something while not helping the kids or the Mystery Shack.
  • Big Fun: He's plus sized and always willing to spend time with Dipper and Mabel.
  • Birthday Hater: He doesn't "hate" his birthday exactly, but having a party does bring back the painful memory from when he was twelve and realized his father, who had left him when he was four years old, was never coming back. However after seeing how much Dipper and Mabel care about him, he stops dwelling about his father and accepts them as his real family.
  • Broken Pedestal: Even he was horrified by Stan's duplicity, and was willing to stop him from carrying out his plan.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He might not be the brightest, but he seems to be a pretty good handy-man.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Incredibly awkward on the dating scene, mostly due to freezing up and saying whatever absurd thing pops into his head when he's nervous. Only Melody, who's almost as shy as he is, can manage to coax him into a full conversation.
  • Captain Obvious: "In my opinion, this is an axe."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not to the same extent as Mabel, but he often goes off on odd tangents.
  • The Conscience: Surprisingly often as seen in "Legend of the Gobblewonker" and "The Time Traveler's Pig".
    Old Man McGucket: You just don't know the length us old-timers go through for a little quality time with our family.
    (Dipper and Mabel look at the fishing hats Grunkle Stan gave them and sigh)
    Soos: Dude, I guess the real lake monster is you two. Heh, heh! Sorry, I just like, boom, just popped into my head there.
    • In "Time Traveler's Pig"
      Soos: And here we have Miserable Mabel, the girl whose dreams were shattered by a heartless jerk. Oh, hey, Dipper!
  • Crazy-Prepared: He gives Dipper a baseball bat in "Tourist Trapped" just in case he sees a piñata.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Soos may be wacky and seemingly dumb, but he is always ready to rise when the situation calls for it.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad left since he was 4.
  • Expy: Of Patrick Star, minus the lack of intelligence of course.
  • Fat Idiot: Most of the time. It's downplayed, though.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Conflicted.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic: Observant, reliable, and reactionary.
  • Friend to All Children: He gets along pretty well with Dipper and Mabel. He even wants to have seven kids himself, just so he can have one to love every day of the week.
  • Genius Ditz: At first glance you would think he's a Fat Idiot, and he kind of is. But he's also very observant and knows more about the Gravity Falls's weirdness than most other characters.
    • "Fixin' it With Soos" shows that he's also a very good handyman, modifying a broken golf cart into a rocket car and a broken cuckoo clock into...a really awesome thing that wasn't a clock anymore.
  • Gentle Giant: Tall and stocky, with strength to match, and one of the kindest characters in the show.
  • Genre Savvy: Likely as a result of his Medium Awareness, he displays this every now and then.
  • Handyman: His official job and position at the Mystery Shack.
  • Hero Antagonist: In "Not What He Seems," sharing this with Dipper and Agents Trigger and Powers towards Stan, when Soos views Stan as a Broken Pedestal after learning about Stan's seemingly checkered past.
  • Hidden Depths: One of the cryptograms in the online game Rumble's Revenge states that he knows more than he lets on.
    • Bill Cipher, after he and the twins defeat him, outright states this about him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dipper and Mabel.
  • Kavorka Man: Somehow managed to get a 12 on Mabel's relationship test in "Mabel's Guide to Dating", despite the ratings scale only going from 1 to 5, giving him the rating of Total Hunk. However, it's subverted in "Soos and the Real Girl" where he has a lot of trouble talking to women until he meets Melody, who he turns out to have a lot in common with. It seems that while Soos knows how to treat a woman on paper, but in real life, he finds them intimidating.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He's quite stupid, though he likes just about everyone.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: When the Gobblewonker attacked Soos immediately got serious, grabbed Dipper and Mabel and ran to get them to safety.
  • Man Child: Disney's promotions even use that exact word to describe him. In "Gideon Rising", Grunkle Stan compliments him with the phrase "You're a good man...child."
  • Masked Luchador: He dresses up as one in "Summerween". It helps that he's Hispanic.
  • Medium Awareness: On occasion.
  • Meta Guy: At one point, when Dipper notes that side characters in horror movies don't usually survive, Soos questions whether he's a side character.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Alex Hirsch confirms that Soos' father is white and his mother is Mexican.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Easily impressed by things like laser pointers and battery-operated talking skulls.
  • Never Bareheaded: Until "Little Dipper", people thought he was bald.
  • Nice Guy: He's really nice, especially towards the kids as well as hanging out with them a lot, often shifting into Big Fun.
    • Even during his brief stint as a brain-eating zombie, he's like this, to the point of actually asking permission to eat Dipper and Mabel's brains.
  • Obsessed with Food: In "Dreamscaperers," one of his big questions about chasing Bill through Stan's mind is whether or not he can bring his snacks with him.
    • In "Blendin's Game", he uses the Time Wish to get an infinitely regenerating slice of pizza.
  • Older Sidekick: He's a 22 year old man, but hangs out with 12 year old kids.
  • One of the Kids: He spends more time hanging out with Dipper and Mabel than he does doing his actual job.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Storyboards from "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" confirm that Soos is short for Jesus (pronounced the Spanish way, "hay-SOOS", after his namesake Jesús Chambrot), and then outright shown in "Blendin's Game" after the twins look at one of his licences.
  • Only One Name: Usually just referred to as "Soos", although it's revealed in "Blendin's Game" that is full name is Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Soos is generally very hard to annoy, but when Wendy literally throws his favorite song out of a moving car, he gives her a very stern "what the hell" look.
  • Person as Verb: He does it to himself in one episode. "Guess I kinda Soos-ed that one up, huh?"
  • The Rainman: In "Double Dipper" he was able to make himself a human applause meter and in "Little Dipper" he was able to tell Mabel was taller than Dipper even before measuring them to make sure.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With his older cousin Reggie; it doesn't seem to be outright hostile, but Soos acknowledges openly that the guy's a jerk. The fact that Reggie's dated more women than he has (and is engaged to be married) is also an uncomfortable blow to his self-esteem.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often misspelled as "Zeus", especially in close captioning.
  • Tagalong Kid: Inverted. It's the three kids - Dipper, Mabel and Wendy - who are in control. Soos just comes along for their adventures. Later deconstructed when Dipper is reluctant to let Soos go on an adventure because he's accident prone.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "The Land Before Swine," see Berserk Button above.
  • True Companions: With the Pines family. He's been working for Stan ever since he was 12 and states that he would do anything for them. He even gives up on seeing his father once he hears everything Dipper and Mabel did for him, even calling them family.
  • Verbal Tic: Soos says the word "Dude" a lot.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: After the Mystery Shack closes in "Gideon Rises", Soos starts taking other jobs, including cooking at the diner and driving the bus taking Dipper and Mabel back home. It is implied that he isn't very good at them.
  • Younger Than They Look: He could be mistaken for being in his late twenties, but is only in his early twenties, being 22.

    Wendy Corduroy 

Wendy Corduroy

"Later, dorks."
Voiced by: Linda Cardellini

A teenager who works at the Mystery Shack. Dipper happens to have a crush on her.
  • Action Girl: She relishes the chance to go on adventures with the twins. And shows it in Into The Bunker, bringing an axe along with her, fighting off the Shape Shifter, and even continuing to fight and explore even after getting injured.
  • An Axe to Grind: She carries an axe with her to use as a weapon in Into the Bunker. She is a lumberjack's daughter, after all.
  • Artistic Age: She sure doesn't look fifteen. Her friends (one of which has an arm covered in tribal tattoos) make things more confusing.
    • Grunkle Stan referred to her as "Wendy, the fifteen-year-old who's tall like a grown woman 'cause of freak lumberjack genes." She may simply be tall and more developed for her age.
    • Her father is Manly Dan, who is enormous, so that's probable.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's one of the nicest and most laid-back characters of the series.
  • Better as Friends: With Dipper as of "Into the Bunker."
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: She can be quite confrontational when she needs to be.
  • The Big Girl: As of Season 2.
  • Big Sister Instinct: In Into the Bunker Wendy protects Dipper from the shapeshifter.
  • Boots of Toughness: Part of her standard attire.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: She slacks on the job and is apathetic to it, but when things get serious ("Into The Bunker") she can be quite quick-witted, flexible, Badass and refusing to give up until they win.
  • Broken Ace: Wendy is hot, is incredibly strong due to her lumberjack skills, and is very popular. It turns out she is very stressed due to her family.
  • Character Development: At the beginning of "Tourist Trapped," she is completely apathetic to her job at the Shack, and doesn't hesitate to show it. In "Scary-oke," she's willingly and enthusiastically promoting the Mystery Shack's Re-Opening party to the townsfolk. It seems Dipper and Mabel have brought out her more playful and enthusiastic side.
    • Also "Into The Bunker" is where her badassery really kicks in. She brings an axe as a weapon, climbs up a tree trunk with a belt, fights the Shapeshifter with bravery, and continues to fight and explore even after getting injured. Retroactively, she's shown to be very perceptive, as she knew about Dipper's crush on her the whole time, and lets him down gently so that he stays her best friend.
    • However, in "Society of the Blind Eye" and "The Love God" Wendy also had Took a Level in Jerkass to a degree.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Tambry have been friends at least since they were five.
  • Cool Big Sis: A surrogate one to Mabel, most notably seen in "Society of the Blind Eye" when she comforts Mabel about her failed romances.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Inconveniencing" and "Into the Bunker".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Challenges Stan for the position.
  • Derailing Love Interests: For Dipper, after Wendy let Dipper down easy in "Into The Bunker," recent episodes dissuade Wendy and Dipper to be back together ranging from Dipper's minor Heel Realization in "Blendin's Game" when encountering Wendy as a toddler, to Wendy having Took a Level in Jerkass in episodes like "The Love God," to a point in "Northwest Mansion Mystery," when Dipper and Pacifica starts to show romantic feelings for one another.
  • Dysfunctional Family: It is revealed in "Society of the Blind Eye" that Wendy's family causes her to be stressed in reality underneath her calm and cool personality.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Half-jokingly confirmed by Word of God to be Blerble.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zig-Zagged, for her being the only redhead and the most calm and laid-back character in the main cast; but with how stressed she actually is underneath her relaxed exterior, some fire leaks out from time to time - for example see Not So Stoic below.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: According to Alex Hirsch, Wendy first met Robbie at a birthday party during the fifth grade. He pulled one of her pigtails, and she punched him in the face, chipping a tooth. While Wendy does not remember this, Robbie does.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Apathetic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic: Calm and collected, but lazy.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Was excited when Dipper tried to win her a plush Panda/Duck hybrid at the Mystery Shack Fair, and has a few stuffed animals in her room.
  • Good Bad Girl: Wendy is sweet, honest, friendly and protective of her younger friends. But she is very into swiping snacks, pranking her boss and generally wandering off during work hours, not to mention breaking into that abandoned convenience store. She may have also stolen a cop car that one time.
  • Hidden Depths: She's normally very passive, though she can be quite insightful. She's also very opinionated when it comes to the music industry, believing groups like Sev'ral Timez to be vapid, meaningless cash-grabs.
  • Huge School Girl: As Grunkle Stan described in this podcast: "Wendy, the fifteen-year-old who's tall like a grown woman 'cause of freak lumberjack genes."
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In "The Inconveniencing".
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Downplayed, as she's only 3 years older than them, but she's often seen hanging with the twins, but mostly Dipper. In Season Two she tells him that she's had more fun with him than anyone else.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While to her friends and especially the twins, she's definitely a Nice Girl, but if you pay attention, you'll notice that she's not above delinquent behaviours. Like breaking and entering, stealing police cars, taking advantage of Mabel, and abusing authority.
  • The Lad-ette: She shows next to nothing in the way of femininity, and most of her friends are guys.
  • Lazy Bum: She has no work ethic, and spends most of her day lazing out around the Shack.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark Feminine to Mabel's Light Feminine.
  • Missing Mom: We've seen her dad and brothers, but her mom isn't even mentioned.
    • Someone asked Alex Hirsch about this and he sadly responded, "Wendy's mom is no longer with her".
  • Nerves of Steel: She almost never loses her cool.
    • She confesses in "The Society of the Blind-Eye" that her hyperactive family has her stressed 24/7. Creating a laid-back demeanor is just one way of relaxing her.
  • Nice Hat: Rarely seen without her trapper hat.
  • Nice Girl: While still being flawed (she's definitely a slacker), she's actually really nice, especially evident whenever she goofs around with Dipper and/or Mabel (and doesn't look down on them for being younger).
    • She's also quick to comfort them when they're down, or reassure them if they're not at fault when they inadverently upset someone, like in "Blendin's Game" where she immediately tells the kids that she knows they meant well when they upset Soos by throwing him a surprise birthday party.
  • Not So Stoic: In "Society of the Blind Eye," the usually mellow Wendy becomes irritated by an Ear Worm of a summer hit song that she complains and even toss out Soos' CD featuring that song out of his truck when she could not stand listening to it. To be fair she almost immediately realized what she did and told Soos she'd buy him a new one. Later in "The Love God," she becomes so angered that her long time friend she known since they were five begins to date her ex that she threatens to tear Tambry's highlights out then refuses, along with Nate and Lee, similarly incensed to learn Tambry and Robbie dating, to attend Woodstick in a blind anger against the pleas of Dipper and Thompson. She calms down at the end of the episode when Thompson uses his Butt Monkey status to bring back his friends together again. On a minor note, in The Stinger to "The Love God," in one of the photos of Waddles' and Gomper's "wedding," Wendy looked visibly irked after Soos shoved into her face while she was eating a piece of the wedding cake in order to catch the bouquet.
  • One of the Boys
    Dipper: [regarding Mabel's obsession with a boy band] Ugh, girls.
    Wendy: I know, right?
  • One of the Kids: Not as much as Soos, but she has some traits of it. Either Downplayed or Justified in that she's only a few years older than the twins.
  • Only Sane Man: To varying degrees of sane. She's sometimes the voice of reason among the kids, and sometimes just as odd and deranged as the rest of the town.
  • Out of Focus: Of the five main characters, she has the least amount of screen-time of all. This is becoming remedied with her joining the twins on more adventures in Season 2.
  • Out Numbered Sibling: Wendy has three brothers and is the only girl in the family.
  • Precocious Crush: The object of Dipper's.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down below her hips.
  • Really Gets Around: A G-Rated version, Wendy has a hefty list of old boyfriends, including one she isn't even sure she's broken up with.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her more recent appearances in which she accompanies Dipper and Mabel on their adventures reveal that he's quite tough.
  • Redhead In Green: Her standard attire is green.
  • Redheaded Heroine: "Into The Bunker" certainly proved this.
  • Servile Snarker: Wendy is often this to Grunkle Stan.
  • She's All Grown Up: Wendy doesn't look quite like this anymore...
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Due to the art style it's usually impossible to tell the characters' eye colors, but Wendy's are green as confirmed by Alex Hirsch.
  • The Slacker: In her job at the Mystery Shack, often going up to the roof to relax.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Is stated to be tall for her age, and has had no shortage of boys interested in her.
  • Stepford Smiler: States in Society of the Blind Eye that her laid back demeanor is a façade she puts on to hide the stress from dealing with her family.
  • Take That: She hates the modern music industry, especially boy bands, for their engineered business-dominated practices.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She positively squees when Dipper does the ever-humiliating Lamby Lamby Dance in The Inconveniencing, and has a special fondness for stuffed animals.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Into The Bunker" she brought an axe as a weapon, climbed up a tree trunk using a belt, took on the Shapeshifter without any hint of fear but just determination, protecting Dipper, and calmly stops her bleeding by ripping her shirt and use it as a bandage.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: See Not So Stoic above.
  • Totally Radical: Somewhat. Toned down in her later appearances, however.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her father is a giant of a man, but as far as Dipper is concerned she's a babe.
  • Younger Than They Look: As stated by Stan, she's a 15 year old who's tall like a grown woman.
  • Youthful Freckles: Just about the only thing about her remotely childish. Without them, she could easily pass for an adult.

    Waddles 

Waddles

"Yummy yummy, for my fat little pig tummy."
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker , Neil Degrasse Tyson (As Genius!Waddles)

Mabel's beloved pet pig. She won him at the Mystery Shack's fair after guessing his weight (which was blatantly given away by his name, 15-Poundie).
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: In "Summerween" at least, where Mabel dresses him up like a businessman. This later becomes the subject of a Credits Gag involving lolpigs. Also used in one of the Life According To Mabel shorts, where she dresses him in exercize clothes as part of her Jog Hog segment.
  • Big Eater: As is typical of pigs, he's capable of eating quite a lot.
  • Cool Pet: As far as Mabel's concerned at least.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He has this effect on Mabel.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Like with real life pigs, Waddles often attempts to eat anything he comes across, such as Mabel's shirt, playing cards, a table, a book, napkins...
  • Gluttonous Pig: VERY, though it isnt portrayed as a negative trait, except to Stan, when Waddles once ate one of the Shacks exhibits Stan had built out of corn cobs.
  • Interspecies Romance: When he was temporarily stuck in Soos's body, he ended up romancing and proposing to a woman who came into the Mystery Shack while Soos/Waddles was flailing around, trying to figure out how to move on two legs. Soos was understandably confused when he returned to his own body.
    • The episode "The Love God" reveals that thanks to Mabel, Waddles is now married to Gompers, the Mystery Shack's goat.
  • Meaningful Name: "I call him that cause he waddles!"
    • His original name was "Old Fifteen Poundie". Keep in mind that the man who owned him ran a weight guessing game with the pigs as prizes.
  • Messy Pig: Averted, he's shown rolling in mud once, but other than that, he's usually clean, as most real life pigs usually are.
  • Pet Heir: Mabel intends to leave everything to Waddles.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Of course.
  • Talking Animal: Mabel thinks he is, since she thought he either said "Mabel" or "Doorbell" when first encountering him. He's really just making pig noises.
    • He actually does speak in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" when he temporarily becomes a super genius, providing the quote for the image.
  • Team Pet: He's Mabel's pig, but the whole cast interacts with him in this way, more or less.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Builds a combined motor cart/voice modulator for himself while he was a genius in "Little Gift Shop Of Horrors", and he's voiced by Neil deGrasse Tyson, of all people.
  • Uplifted Animal: He becomes a genius for a short while in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" after eating a magic mushroom.

    Gompers 

Gompers

A goat commonly found on the Mystery Shack property.

  • All In The Manual: In the show proper, he had No Name Given, with Gompers coming from the wiki. He was formally named in "The Love God".
  • Extreme Omni Goat: While not as pronounced as other goats in cartoons, Gompers has been seen chewing on things like Mabel's sweater, Stan's fez, license plates and other random things.
  • Funny Background Event: Gompers typically does not contribute much to the plots of episodes.
  • Interspecies Romance: In "The Love God" Mabel got him and Waddles the pig married... by duct-taping their bodies together.