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     Jesus "Soos" Alzamirano Ramirez
"My wisdom is both a blessing and a curse."
Voiced by: Alex Hirsch

"I have a new mission now. Protecting these kids!"

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.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Loves working for the Mystery Shack and Stan, and he even makes fan fiction about the crazy mysteries that happen around Gravity Falls while also living them. In the Grand Finale, he becomes the Mystery Shack's new owner with Melody working with him.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He's easily distracted by a laser pointer in "Double Dipper".
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez. It's downplayed, as he's almost never referred to as such on-screen.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Post-Weirdmageddon, he succeeds Stan as Mr. Mystery.
  • 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".
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being an overall ditz and CloudCuckoolander, he has proven himself to be very useful on occasion. And as "Not What He Seems" can attest, he was also willing to fight Stan, whom he viewed as a father figure, to protect the kids.
  • Big Beautiful Man: In-Universe, Mabel scores every man in Gravity Falls on a scale of 1 to 5. Soos gets a 12.
  • 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.
  • Breakout Character: His role has increased substantially as the show has gone on.
  • 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently the butt of slapstick shenanigans.
  • 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."
  • Chuunibyou: He displays traits of this in the first episode, acting like a guardian of esoteric knowledge. This goes Up to Eleven in the shorts Fixin' It With Soos.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Much like Mabel, 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, it 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.
    • Epitomized in Weirdmageddon where he has been traveling the countryside helping other survivors.
      Soos: Apparently there are, like, folk songs about me now.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad left when he was four.
  • Fat Idiot: Most of the time. It's downplayed, though. He isn't unintelligent so much as ditzy and socially awkward.
  • 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. This is on top of still retaining some sentience when zombified.
  • Gentle Giant: Tall and stocky, with strength to match, and one of the kindest characters in the show..
  • Handyman: His official job and position at the Mystery Shack.
    • Even after Weirdmageddon begins, Soos's commitment to his work is so strong that he vows to fix the ruins of the town with his bare hands. Two days later, he's already became a folk hero to the ravaged Gravity Falls as "The Handyman of the Apocalypse", where he was seen "wandering the plains like a desperado, helping strangers" while trying to find his friends.
    Soos: I guess there are some... folk songs about me now?
  • 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, in real life, he finds them intimidating. On the other hand Soos is inexperienced with flirting and when he would initiate a conversation, he starts a little too directly or awkwardly.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He's quite stupid, though he likes everyone.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When the Gobblewonker attacked Soos immediately got serious, grabbed Dipper and Mabel and ran to get them to safety.
  • Living Legend: During Weirdmageddon he becomes a beloved folk hero while Walking the Earth and helping anyone he comes across.
  • Manchild: 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, Soos."
  • Masked Luchador: He dresses up as one in "Summerween". It helps that he's Hispanic.
  • Medium Awareness: On occasion.
  • Meaningful Name: Although Jesus is a common name in Hispanic countries influenced by Catholicism, it also means "He saves" in Hebrew. Soos has definitely saved they day more than once. Also, the fact that his great respect for the children resembles traditional Christian teaching about Jesus and the little children helps.
  • 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.
    • He also breaks the fourth wall to comment on fan reactions to plot twists.
  • 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.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: 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.
  • Nice Guy: He's really nice, especially towards the kids as well as hanging out with them a lot, often shifting into Big Fun.
  • Nice Hat: Soos is always seen wearing a brown cap. He trades it in for Stanley's trademark fez.
  • 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.
  • Omniglot: As well as English and Spanish, he apparently knows Japanese, as he was able to read the kanji on the back of Romance Academy 7.
  • 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 Jesus 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.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: When he was zombified, he retained a surprising amount of sentience.
  • 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.
  • 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", Soos actually fights to stop Grunkle Stan, who he views as a father figure, to protect Dipper and Mabel. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass indeed.
  • Parental Neglect: His father abandoned Soos with his abuelita when he was four and has thereafter only communicated with him via the occasional birthday card, which, combined with the never-realized promises to return, eventually made Soos hate his own birthday.
  • Person as Verb: He does it to himself in one episode. "Guess I kinda Soos-ed that one up, huh?"
  • The Rain Man: 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.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Abuelita has been raising Soos since he was at least nine years old, in the absence of his mother and neglectful father.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: A lot of characters, Stan in particular, tend to make snarky comments at his expense. Not that he notices.
  • 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. Journal 3 shows that both Dipper and Ford upon meeting him made this exact same mistake.
  • Stout Strength: He has a fairly physically demanding job, but doesn't seem to struggle despite his weight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tuckerization: Soos' middle name and surname are a reference to storyboard artist Alonso Ramirez Ramos.
  • Verbal Tic: Soos says the word "Dude" a lot.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Famously in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" when he fears he might be a side character and will die in the first five minutes. In reality, he gets the fourth most focus out of all characters.
  • Younger Than They Look: He could be mistaken for being in his late twenties or early thirties, but is only in his early twenties, being 22.

    Wendy Blerble Corduroy
"Later, dorks."
Voiced by: Linda Cardellini

"I am the lifeguard. I make the rules, sucka! BOOSH!"

A teenager who works at the Mystery Shack. Dipper happens to have a crush on her. She relishes the chance to go on adventures with the twins.
  • Action Survivor: And in "Weirdmageddon", she's the only one of her friends besides Dipper to not be captured or missing, and helps Dipper steal a car, beat up Gideon's goons, and go to rescue Mabel. Justified, because her father made her and her brothers train for the apocalypse.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: We've seen her dad and brothers, but her mom isn't even mentioned. Someone asked Alex Hirsch about this and he responded "Alas Wendy's mom is no longer with her".
  • Artistic Age: She sure doesn't look fifteen. Her friends (one of which has an arm covered in tribal tattoos) make things more confusing. Stan attributes this to her "freak lumberjack genes", which is supported by her enormous father, Manly Dan. In "Double Dipper", she's shown to have always been tall for her age, being a good three heads taller than her three brothers until they hit the pubescent growth spurt that grew them to within a few inches of their massive redwood of a father.
  • 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.
  • 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 — she packs the biggest punch of the heroes.
  • Big Sister Instinct: In Into the Bunker Wendy protects Dipper from the shapeshifter.
  • Book Dumb: In "Society of the Blind Eye", she complains about the rap song "Straight Blanchin'" using made-up words when "blanching" actually is a real word. She also complains about school being terrible and the fantasy used to lure her in the second part of "Weirdmageddon" has her friends inviting her to wreck the school.
  • 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.
  • 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. It has been said by Alex Hirsch that when he created Wendy, everyone just took the coolest person they knew and mixed them all together.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Instead of Christmas, her family takes Apocalypse Training. Given the Apocalyse literally happens in "Weirdameggon", it's a case of Properly Paranoid.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Inconveniencing" and "Into the Bunker".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Challenges Stan for the position.
  • Dude Magnet: Heavily implied. Wendy has a long list of ex-boyfriends and she was Dipper's first crush. Though technically, he was her first crush too.
  • 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. She also very briefly met a time-traveling Dipper when she was five, and thought he was cute.
  • 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."
  • Implied Love Interest: In Weirdmageddon 3, she tells Dipper that "he means a lot to her" before trading hats with him to have a memento to remember each other with. Whether it means she now reciprocates his old feelings for her, or they're merely Platonic Life-Partners, isn't explained.
  • 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 behaviors. 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.
  • La Résistance: Wendy has been leading the charge against Bill Cipher. Right now, it's just her and Dipper.
  • Lazy Bum: She has no work ethic, and spends most of her day lazing out around the Shack.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl to Robbie's feminine boy.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She broke the arm of a guy three times her size. Because she's "a flippin' Corduroy".
  • Nerves of Steel: She almost never loses her cool. However, at least except for "Society of the Blind Eye" and "The Love God", see Not So Stoic below. 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 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.
  • Nice Hat: Rarely seen without her trapper hat. She gives it to Dipper in the finale as something to remember her by; in exchange she now owns Dipper's hat.
  • 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.
    • In "The Last Mabelcorn", Wendy decides to use force to get the badly needed unicorn hair after the unicorn refuses on the grounds that Mabel isn't pure of heart, and later opens up a can of whoopass on them.
  • One of the Boys: Which is lampshaded.
    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. She seems to resent growing up to some degree. When Mabel runs into her at her school registration in "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future", she rants about how awful high school and puberty are, and remarks that she'd rather be 12 again.
  • Only Sane Woman: 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.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Wendy has three brothers and is the only girl in the family.
  • 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.
  • Precocious Crush: The subject of one from Dipper. Also had one when she was five years old, on... Dipper, thanks to time travel.
  • 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.
  • Redhead In Green: Her standard attire is green.
  • 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.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Wendy solidifies this trope when she and Robbie break up: Wendy didn't appreciate him not being on time for their dates and then thinking she'll go along anyway, and was touched that he made a song for her. Unfortunately, when Robbie is ousted by Dipper for not only lying about making the music, but using the said music to mind control her, Wendy is pissed and immediately breaks up with him.
  • 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 and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Mabel's Girly Girl. Mabel loves glitter, boy bands, unicorns, romance, and fairy tales. Wendy's more into pranks and hanging out with the guys. Though they do have some things in common — they're both interested in romance, and they're both always up for an adventure.
  • 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. Later, she helps kick the ass of the unicorns who were scamming Mabel. She moves into full Action Survivor status in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", leading a resistance against Bill Cipher and even breaking Ghost Eyes' arm.
  • 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: The only thing about her remotely childish. Without them, she could easily pass for an adult.

"Greetings, friends. It is I, Waddles the pig."
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, Ol' 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 cartoon pigs, he's capable of eating quite a lot.
  • Black Bead Eyes: His most common trait, along with a few other animals in Gravity Falls. When Soos ends up in his body in "Carpet Diem", his eyes become large with sclera around the pupils. The same thing happens with Dipper, and later, Mabel
  • Cool Pet: As far as Mabel's concerned at least.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He has this effect on Mabel.
  • Dub Name Change: The Latin American dub changed his name to "Pato" (Duck).
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: In an alternate time line in The Time Traveler's Pig, Pacifica wins him, but he refuses to go with her, a sharp contrast to how he usually acts towards everyone else.
  • 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.


A goat commonly found on the Mystery Shack property.
  • All There in the Manual: The reason he's at the Shack at all, as a cut scene from "Blendin's Game" would've revealed that a tourist to the Mystery Shack attempted to use a baby Gompers as payment, and the goat just stayed there ever since.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Bill's weirdness wave in "Weirdmageddon part 1" turns him into a giant version of himself, who tramples through the area around the Mystery Shack, forcing Stan to flee for his life.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Plays a very minor but substantial role in the episode "Boyz Crazy", in which him eating Ergman Bratsman's license plate gets the manager arrested.
  • 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. In "Weirdmageddon part 1", as a giant, he even chomps on a prison wall!
  • 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.