- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold.
- Action Girl
- Genki Girl
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Nice Girl
- Smart Girl
- Thou Shalt Not Kill
- Only Sane Woman (sometimes)
Bulma Briefs (ブルマ; Buruma)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Tsuru
Voiced by (English): Wendee Swan (Harmony Gold); Maggie Blue O'Hara, Lalainia Lindbjerg, France Perras (BLT/Ocean); Leslie Alexander (DB Movie 2), Tiffany Vollmer, Monica Rial (Kai, DB Movie 1 onwards) (FUNimation), Leda Davies, Kristin Nowosad (Blue Water); Jodi Forrest, Sharon Mann (The History of Trunks) (AB Groupe/"Big Green"); Claudia Thompson (Animax)
Voiced by (Latin American): Rocío Garcel (current voice), Mónica Manjarrez (Majin Buu saga, GT and Movies 4-13'), Laura Ayala (some episodes), Isabel Martiñón (Z and Movie 4 Dragon Ball)The very first human Goku came across (apart from his grandpa) at the start of the series. One could say she's the trigger that kicks off the series as a whole. Originally on a quest to gather the Dragon Balls for her own reason (to wish for a perfect boyfriend), Bulma gets dragged into the craziness that comes along with the search. Even when the quest is finished, she still keeps close ties with Goku and his friends and helps out whenever possible. Which, considering she's a mechanical whiz, is quite often.
- Can we share? I have OCs I want to share too!
When the sun collapses into the depths of outer space, and you see a familiar smirk on the moons face, know that I am laughing at you all. I am your nightmares, put into a blender with the darker parts of lovecraft, some crushed ice, and a hint of cinnamon.Know that when you see eyes in the darkness, and the silly string begins to cocoon you, don't fear. I still need you alive to buy my seasonal waterfront property. Come on, I having trouble trying to sell it! So what if it is where the Usher house collapsed! they were a bunch of weirdos anyway, a brother and a sister that seemed a bit too close. Pale too, like vampires, or the fanbase of Second Life. I mean, people, get some sun!Even us eldritch abominations get out from our depths too!Now what was I saying? I will take your mind and replace it with pink elephants dancing to the hamster dance at half speed! You will beg for me to end the world!Too bad I can't. Powers stripped when I got fired. Who knew Chuthie loved that damned beagle so much? I mean it was kinda awkward that it couldn't breathe at the depths of his apartment. I just went to the Mi-go to get it some gills. It wasn't my fault they took out its' brain, put it in a jar, and ate the body with some navy beans and chianti?
- GIFT: an avatar of such. Think if Nylarthotep lost his powers and had to resort to trolling on the internet.
Beware of massive spoilers!
- Main Characters/Team Dai-Shackannote
- "Triforce Quad" Beware Spoilers!
- .GIFfany Landnote
- Main AntagonistsBeware Spoilers!
- First Halfnote
- Second Halfnote
- Other Gravity Falls Residentsnote
The main characters of The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage — well, the secondary main characters. The main main characters can be further divided in to the Triforce Quad and .GIFfany Land. For information on Dipper, Mabel, Nzyvo, and Pacifica, see here. For information on Soos, .GIFfany, Melody, Rumble, and the .GIFfany copies, see here.
Team Dai-Shackan in General
- A Day in the Limelight: The Second Half roughly divides the team in to groups, and gives spotlight accordingly. Chapter 6 is this to the .GIFfany Land team. Chapter 7 to Stan, the Trickster, Ford, and McGucket. Chapter 8 to Candy, Grenda, Wendy, and Pacifica's parents. Chapter 9 wraps things up with a much closer focus on the Pines Quadruplets, and 10 finishes things off with pretty balanced screen time.
- Everyone Is Related: Dipper and Mabel are biologically related to Pacifica (but not Pacifica's parents) and Nzyvo. Wendy and .GIFfany are actually some sort of distant cousins. If you count romantic relationships (Soos-.GIFfany-Rumble-Melody) and Stan being a father figure to Soos, then pretty much the entire Mystery Shack group sans Candy, Grenda, and McGucket are related in some way.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Soos and his gang have a habit of going naked a lot, and to a lesser extent Stan and (though he's a living blob of candy that's technically "always naked") Summerween Trickster get on this during the Second Half. Everyone fights in the nude for the last few chapters, a reference to Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's also apparent ability to temporarily disintegrate people's clothes.
The Summerween Trickster
- A Day in the Limelight: She finally gets to have her own storyline come chapter 7.
- Foreshadowing: Her new abilities in tournament battle slightly foreshadow the nature of the Light Sharingan and Kyu's beatdown of Naruto in naruto the guy with the ninja.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: She has more in common with the Lumberjack Ghost than it initially appears. Like, "being able to generate wood from nothing and nuke enemies with it"-levels of power. She shows this when up against Rumble in the "token Tournament Arc challenge" for Stan's presidential campaign.
- Demoted to Extra: They're the only characters in any of the main character subpages whose role in the story declines in the Second Half. Considering how much longer and more in-depth the Second Half is compared to the First, that's quite the accomplishment.
Journal 1/The Journal of Wisdom
Journal 2/The Journal of Power
Journal 3/The Journal of CourageThe first of the three introduced and the main one of them all, he's Dipper's... "guide" for the First Half, for lack of a better term.
ModascendThe God of Spiral, and not related to the Golden Goddesses. He's self-admitted to be much weaker than them, and he calls himself something of a fanboy to their work. He's Mabel's patron deity and rests inside the core drill.
- Expy: He's pretty much Kamina with divinity, personality-wise. Complete with being much more scared than he lets on to be, and
The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage begins with The Reveal that the Journals could become sentient, and Journal 3 wakes up Dipper to tell him that he is one of the three/four (it's complicated...) "chosen ones" so to speak. This page covers all four such characters, linked by... a certain something. Do note that some of these four might not be as central to the storyline as them getting their own seperate page may imply. They are simply grouped here for convenience, due to just the four of them having a good chunk of tropes and because of that one particular linking factor.
- An Arm and a Leg: Each of them loses a different limb at a different point in this verse's timeline:
- Dipper is chronologically the first, losing his right arm to Spooky during the final chapter of Spooky's Jump Scare M— OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER!
- Mabel loses a left leg in the battle with Nzyvo in chapter 5.
- Nzyvo loses her right leg while fighting Mabel. They each take off one-another's legs.
- Finally, Pacifica loses her left arm to Pyronica in chapter 6.
- The Chosen Many: It's actually a bit more complicated than that. Mabel is part of a completely seperate prophecy from the other three. Dipper originally wasn't — the original bearer of the Power of Courage was a cowardly kid in the Philipines named Masin Pines, but the Journals got the two mixed up (as they knew Nzyvo and Pacifica were part of the family tree, they assumed that the third one was part of the family as well). By the time they realized this, they couldn't reverse the choice until after all three "Power" bearers was dead.
- Parental Abandonment: Averted with Dipper and Mabel, played straight with Pacifica and Nzyvo — Mr. and Mrs. Pines both made a deal with the "secret government" to give the latter two off to a military project to keep Mrs. Pines alive from their birth. Chapter 6 makes this seem less selfish in that they legitimately thought they had a chance at uniting all four kids, and they had been trying up until the midpoint of the fic to unite them. (Where they have a reunion on their own.)
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Word of God is that Dipper losing his right arm while Mabel loses the leg on the other side is supposed to be "cheap bad symbolism" of how different they are. This fails considering how much different Nzyvo is from both of them.
- Surprise Incest: Dipper and Pacifica are blood related, yet Dipper still had a crush on her up until around the reveal. Both of them eventually find the idea of them even dating really squicky. Dipper still has lingering, unwanted feelings for her, but he loses them in chapter 6.
- Brick Joke: The thing that ultimately plays a key in taking down the final final antagonist? She finally says that she's not going to push or convince Stan to get porn banned. Of course, by that point Stan was acting on his own... and would have still tired to get it banned had he not lost the election to Trembley.
- Ignored Epiphany: Played Up to Eleven for laughs when she and .GIFfany both have an "N Word Journey" in chapter 6.note .GIFfany just hallucinates getting hit in her junk with a sledgehammer by Spiderman and somehow immediately recognizes exactly what it symbolizes and begins trying to improve herself. Mabel, on the other hand, hallucinates Dipper explicitely telling her some points she can work on, which also foreshadows a good chunk of the Second Half. Mabel wakes up having absolutely no idea what that was and dismisses it as nonsense, believing that by this point in their siblingship there is no way Dipper would critique her whatsoever.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It's practically a Running Gag that she does this in the Second Half:
- Wow! With Finalayer Shackan Lagann, she punched the Love God so hard that it tore a portal in space itself! Like in Gurren Lagann! ...But unlike Gurren Lagann, that portal happened to lead to the Nightmare Realm! She just helped Bill, his cult, and his buddies leak in to the physical realm at full power! Oops! The sad part is that that's not even what finished off the Love God.
- Alright! Now all of Bill's buddies are dead! Thanks to throwing that giant glacier on the last of 'em! But wait... that's not even the Time Baby's glacier, that's the Fucking Frost's. And he's out. And wants to turn the planet in to a Christmas hellhole. Also, Mabel just sped up global warming... [[ somehow.]] [That's gonna pot hole to some artistic licence trope.]
- Parody Sue: This is a bit more complicated than it initially appears, playing with this trope all over the place once the Second Half rolls by.
- Once the Second Half rolls by and reveals that she's the true hero,
- Downplayed in that the story specifically notes that other members of Team Dai-Shackan contribute a lot to battle too, to the point where Mabel barely even does much of anything in chapter 7. Fan notes that one of the very few criticisms he had with Gurren Lagann was that it introduced a number of side-characters just to have Simon pulling most of the victories/explicitely noting that Gurren Lagann was the only Gunman with the capability to deal with something.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: After getting Lagann, she doesn't really use much else but Lagann and it's drills. Justified in that it's Lagann, and what the hell do you think there is that's cooler than Lagann?
- Whole Plot Reference: To Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, starting from the end of chapter 2. It plays out as a really bizarre, abridged version where the villains in the latter half represent Mabel's character flaws that the author thought never got addressed.
Mason "Dipper" Pines
- All Men Are Perverts: He's notably offended by Stan's following Mabel's request to try to get him to push towards banning porn. So much that he takes up Melody's side, despite fully knowing that Melody doesn't even want to win.
- Decoy Protagonist: The story opens with him getting awakened by Journal 3, who tells him about this amazing new adventure. Chapter 2 roughly focuses on the Pine twins evenly... then Mabel finds Lagann and the story firmly shifts to her, with Dipper barely even being her sidekick at that point.
- Good Counterpart: In a strange cross-story example, he's one to Naruto from naruto the guy with the ninja, which is a "spiritual-sister fan fic" to this. Both are Decoy Protagonists in stories that burn the ever-loving hell out of fan fiction that give the 13-ish year old male lead a sudden case of New Powers as the Plot Demands, make him in to a Gary Stu, and in some cases even give him a large harem. While Naruto gets all of those things as the main antagonist of that fic, Dipper doesn't but still (somewhat) remains a heroic guy.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: He's totally siding for Melody to win the election because of Stan's comments on the economy, and not his promise (at Mabel's request) to get all porn banned. To make himself more suspicious, he goes around in oversized sunglasses even though it's obvious it's him.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Particularly in the Second Half, where he lets his romantic frustration get the better of him. In his own words, he even becomes "One of those shitty faux-'nice guys.'" Kyu was about to help him out with a prep talk, but she got interrupted when Soos called her about the Love God attacking .GIFfany Land.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In chapter 6. It seems like Kyu is about to help him out with his relationship problems. Then she takes a call to fight the Lust Devil and just... leaves him.
A mysterious young girl that highly resembles Mabel, only with black hair, an overall "edgier" makeover, and extremely pale skin with visible green veins. She pilots Lazengann, and spends most of the First Half recruiting various supernatural threats of Gravity Falls to fight with Dipper over the Keys. By the way, the N is silent and her name is pronounced "ZEE-Voh."
- Alliterative Name: Her last name isn't just any name that starts with an "N!" It's Northwest.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: It may just be "Mabel" in Atbash, but "Nzyvo" still has a nice ring to it. And unlike the pun-based name with Pacifica, she makes the "Northwest" surname sound kind of badass.
- Badass Armfold: Shackan Lagann tries to uppercut through Finalayer in chapter 5. She responds by double-kicking them back down, with her own mecha in this pose.
- Blue and Orange Morality: She believes that nearly getting killed by the enemy and surviving by escaping is grounds to be blown up, but nearly getting killed by the enemy, surviving without running, finding out that Nzyvo tries to kill those who run away, and wanting to quit because of that is okay.
- Disc One Final Boss: She's the main antagonist of the First Half, but not the whole story. The Second Half's chapters are much longer, so despite the naming it's not even like she's the villain for half the fic length-wise.
- Evil Counterpart: A blatant one to Mabel, given that they share the same appearance and eventually pilot opposing mechas. While Mabel tends to work with Dipper to solve things, Nzyvo prefers working alone, and is far more violent either of the Pines. Subverted as she is neither evil nor a literal counterpart. Mable the Typomonster fits the role of Mabel's evil counterpart far better.
- Exact Words: Kind of. While Early Installment Weirdness was the reason why the "Powers" were applied to people who lack the virtues, the reason why a genetically-engineered super-soldier was considered "lacking in power" was because her unstable, decaying body cheated the system. The system looks for well-being as "power," not raw strength.
- She's inspired by/a Take That! at Shadow the Hedgehog. Mixed with a tiny bit of RAY (specifically, the "decaying"), of all characters.
- Word of God is that she's inspired by a theory from the original show about some Gideon-created clone of Mabel called "Lebam." She was originally going to be called "Lebam," but Fan did not want to come off as outright offending the creator of that theory (of course, this fic came out long after it was disproven). In chapter 6, there's still a "typo" that calls her "Lebam" as a nod to this.
- Obviously Evil: Unless given a huge amount of Spiral Energy, she constantly looks like her skin is rotting. And she's almost always giving a Slasher Smile of some sorts. Subverted as she turns out to be benevolent, just a little violent.
- Perpetual Smiler: Concept art work and GPF's notes confirm that she's usually giving a kind of Slasher Smile.
- Red Herring: The story heavily implies that she's an alternate universe version of Mabel. (In fact, that was the original plan at some point.) Nah, she's really Mabel's biological sister.
- You See, I'm Dying: Unless she feeds off of the essense of Hot-Bloodedness. Her original family lacked it at first, so she went feral and left them to get to Bel-Air.
- An Axe to Grind: Chapter 6 of Journals reveals that she kept the axe from Specimen 8's area in Spooky's. She trained with it after the time skip and became pretty damn good with it. To the point where she can throw it like a boomerang, "Ripping off that Captain American Planet guy from Marvel."
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Sort of. Her refusal to take after Nzyvo and continue following Mable's assinine rituals (although she refused this one in particular because it involved kissing her biological brother and said brother was being kind of a dick about it) resulted in Mable summoning the mechanical counterparts. The counterparts to Soos and his harem end up killing Pacifica's father, although Preston went on a Heroic Sacrifice to go against them.
- An Ice Person: As part of having Nayru-based powers, she can use water and ice.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Between Spooky's mansion, learning about Nzyvo, the threatening apocalypse, and dealing with the Love God/Lust Devil, Pacifica just wants an ordinary life where she still tries to be a better person, but doesn't risk herself by going out of her way to kill powerful, evil supernatural demons. She'd also like her friends to try not to risk getting themselves killed, as they're only 13 (as of the summer-autumn timeskip and in general given the first chapter's bumping of Dipper and Mabel's birthday). Between Dipper not agreeing with this and his highly confused romance instinct given recent events, this generally leads to Mable "awakening" and starting her first attack.
- Took a Level in Badass: Noteworthy here in how she's generally portrayed as really competent when compared to Dipper and Mabel, although depending on the exact scenario (most notably, Spooky's) those twins just become less competent while she's the one being super active.
These Guys in General
- Big Damn Heroes: Melody, Rumble, and Soos (in that order) step in in chapter 6 at the last second to stop the Lust Devil from killing .GIFfany #9. Mabel was about to leap in too with her newly-fused (at the time) Finalayer Shackan Lagann, but correctly came to the conclusion that by that point the four was already kicking Lust Devil's ass and stepping in would only ruin the team-beatdown they had going.
- Naked People Are Funny: Soos is just a general "standard funny naked guy" (perpetually stays around naked for no reason and avoids clothes at all costs), .GIFfany is a Shameless Fanservice Girl (aware that she makes a lot of people uncomfortable, but doesn't care at all), Melody is a Reluctant Fanservice Girl (loses her clothes a lot, hates being caught naked in public), and Rumble is more of an Innocent Fanservice Guy (his game apparently didn't have a nudity taboo at all for some reason, he doesn't ever quite get the scope of how rude he's being seen as).
- Polyamory: It started as a quick fling, but the time skip shows them trying to make this massive relationship work.
Jesus "Soos" Alzamirano Ramírez
[...] GPF also created him as a playable characer in MUGEN, going by "ULTI HAREM SOOS." He can summon just about every named character on this page, and in the other two "Main Characters" divisions.
- Ambiguously Human: He has absurdly superhuman sexual stamina, the ability to shrug off certain attacks while training with the video games like nothing (some might justify this in that they're being light on him as he's training), he gains unusually good stealth skills, and there's generally some really odd quirks to him that are not present in canon. He doesn't mind being Exposed to the Elements one bit and has very strange hammerspace abilities. It's revealed that he's part love fairy.
- Fighting Clown: Runs around naked, randomly does hand stands and shoots guns from nowhere.
- Hammerspace: More obvious in MUGEN, but he can whip guns from out of nowhere.
- Surprise Incest: He's luckier than Dipper in that he gets an aversion of this. After finding out that he's part love fairy, and said love fairy that told him that was related to .GIFfany, he outright asks if this means they're related. Kyu clarifies that, no, they're not — he's just one 32nd-part of the same species, which of course doesn't mean part of the same family.
.GIFfany Miyazumi/Supernude-Watch (Copy #9)
Hoo boy... originally the dating interest of Romance Academy 7 that turned out to be a sapient AI. She lost her disc after threatening Soos and ended up trapped in a Fight Fighters arcade cabinet. Then things just get even more complicated as a "Lightning Cult" links her with black magic, she ends up heading to Spooky's mansion and leeching power off of a ghost (Specimen 4, to be specific), then ends up retreating back to the arcade cabinet she was stuck in after this possession-power wore off, then Nzyvo revived her game disc completely and recruited her as one of her Quirky Miniboss Squad members. From there, things... explode a bit, particularly in chapter 4.
- Defiant to the End: Attempts to pull this off in her fight against the Love God/Lust Devil, complete with nearly going out with a smile:
Love God: All you have to do is say "Yes!" And just like that, I'll make you a better person! I can make Soos a better person!
.GIFfany: (Coughs.) I would... I would rather die.
Love God: Suit yourself! Control! (Stabs her with a "light string" linking her back to his hand.) Alt! (Brings up a simplistic computer interface from her body.) And... delete! (Nearly clicks "yes" in a "delete program" prompt before Melody steps in.)
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even back when she was a villain, molesting her target outright was a huge no-no in her books. Attempted murder is just fine to her, but groping someone isn't. In her words:
"I am violent, but I am not a sick fuck. There is a difference."
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Was a villain in canon, but mellowed out a little (a little) after dating Rumble, then became villainous again when Zephieye helped her master her abilities, but then teamed up with Mabel in an Enemy Mine situation to try to get out of Spooky's mansion, then became a villain again the instant the barrier around the mansion was shattered, then teamed up with Nzyvo while knowing (but not caring) that she was Good All Along, then Soos finally talked her in to being a hero for good... but she realized she didn't feel like it was a proper redemption, so she's focused on bettering herself. Fwew! She even lampshades this on what she thinks is a Heroic Sacrifice: she brings up the "you either die a hero or live to see yourself become the villain" quote, inverts that, and then says that she might even meet all four qualifications in a way. Except the dying a hero part. She doesn't die. She technically never "dies a villain" either, she just refers to her disc-burning as that.
- I Hate Past Me: Unlike most of the other robotic duplicates, .MP4 Prime speaks and acts in a manner that is directly consistent with her past self. She reflects on how terrible she was pre-chapter 4.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's this in general to GPF's Gravity Falls fanworks (when she's not being overshadowed by her own copies), but it's exaggerated for laughs here. The story full-blown admits that she has "more curves and larger boobs and butt than Pyronica,"
- Tangled Family Tree: She's the offspring of a human (Brenda) and a video game (Game and Watch), yet is also somehow related biologically to at least a love fairy (Kyu), a family of "forest 'dwarves'" (the Corduroys), [...] By adoption, she's also the older sister of an Animalistic Abomination (Creepypasta Sonic).
A former worker at Meat Cute that started dating Soos. The .GIFfany copies ended up kidnapping her while the Mystery Shack was on their way to fight Nzyvo, and Soos, Rumble, and the "main" .GIFfany went on a mission to save her. Eventually, stuff happened between the four, and now she's an active part of [...] After the time skip, she starts running for president, although she has no idea how to actually do it. After figuring out that she has no plans, she tries to get herself out-voted and kicked out of the election — which backfires.
- All Women Are Lustful: Forget that — she's a blatant pervert here. She even tries to wave this around to get herself out of the election, but it backfires. (It "helps" that one of her opponents, Stan, was pressured by Mabel in to saying that he was going to try to get all porn banned as president. That was a move that pissed a lot of people off, so they saw Melody as an alternative that wouldn't get it banned.)
- Animals Hate Him: For some reason, this kicks in after she gets superpowers from a radioactive chicken. Before, the chicken seems to be the only one after her. After, and it seems like every dog and even Waddles is after her.
- Ascended Extra: Compared to her canonical self, as she is constantly involved with the main storyline, and even in-story from the First Half to the Second Half. (In the First Half, she did not appear at all until chapter 4, and her role in chapter 5 just amounted to foreshadowing her running for president in the Second Half.)
- Badass Normal: In the past, she was able to hold her own against Zephieye "Lightning Cultist" Smith, an expy of a lategame Terraria boss, on her own without any mecha. Since Soos is one thirty-second love fairy, she's also the only complete human on Team .GIFfany Land. Until she gets bit by a radioactive chicken and gains superpowers, that is.
- Berserk Button: Want to see her "strong side" without actually hurting anybody? Just try to cut her hair. She's okay with any other "makeovers," but do not fuck with the hair.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's not as played for fanservice factor as .GIFfany is (this is not saying a lot at all), but she's still a secondary Ms. Fanservice in the story (especially during the Second Half). The fake-author really drawing attention to her "big, chubby ass." She's also shagging a height-boosted .GIFfany. In other words, a BBW and a Statuesque Stunner in a relationship.
- Bloody Murder: Has meat/animal/regeneration powers similar to Cardia ("but in some ways better, but in some ways shittier") brought on by being bit by a radioactive chicken.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Under her childishness, she's actually one of the most threatening members of Team Dai-Shackan. She was able to fend off against the Lightning Cultistnote even back before Dipper and Mabel went against the Gnomes, and fends pretty well when she's not overwhelmingly outnumbered (this is used to explain why the army of millions of .GIFfanys were able to kidnap her, yet she could take on a building-sized mecha on foot with relative ease). She's overall one of the last people you'd want to piss off, although it's pretty hard to completely piss her off without threatening a loved one or pushing her one Berserk Button.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Some might call canon's Melody a "female Soos." Nobody sure as hell would say the same about this one. In Journals, Soos eventually becomes a sex-oblivious, naked, overly-scattered guy that still has his moments of insight when times are rough. Melody is almost always worried about what to do in a tough situation, a bit saner in some aspects, actively regressive when it comes to growing up, hates being seen naked, and of course is pretty sex-obsessed. (Then again, considering the sheer oversexualized .GIFfany army, it's implied that Melody's flustered reaction to them is typical, and that Soos is the outlier for not feeling like he's being constantly teased.)
- Empowered Badass Normal: In chapter 7, she gets bit by a radioactive chicken and gets meat-themed powers.
- Flanderization: It basically started with the joke that she was the one to react to all the naked teasing in .GIFfany Land. ("'Oh man! That's spicey!' Said Melody actually, I'm sick of the guy alwayss being the pervert Homer Simpson of the two." [sic]) Then eventually she became full-on sex obsessed and got flustered every time a .GIFfany had a boob out. This also carries on, to a lesser extent, to Escape From Fanservice Island. Compare all of that with run:gifocalypse, where she barely seems to even care about all the naked people around her.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as .GIFfany, but
- Punny Name: Her surname is a corruption of the word "Siren," a play to her first name being music-related. This is also something of a nod to an AU concept Fan once read about where Melody had an Evil Counterpart that was an actual siren.
- Take That!:
"There are seventy-five fucking quadrillionnote people that love going around naked! Why do you focus on the one .GIFfany Land resident that doesn't?!"
- Her Shameless Fanservice Girl-antics are a sharp dig at the "Embarassed Naked Female" (or male) genre. She eventually flips out and delivers a Precision F-Strike at her unwanted popularity despite it making her uncomfortable:
- One of the very few suggestions she makes when running for president that isn't just her trying to lose is to ban the word "Giggity." She says this jokingly (and also because Ryan wouldn't stop using it while oggling her in the hot springs), but it's still the story's way of showing disaproval to the show it came from in general and the overuse of saying it in response to something sexy.
- Took a Level in Badass: She took classes with the professors in between the halves, becoming smarter (when it mostly came to science — she's still got beans on politics, although her history teacher (Dove) kind of being a nut even by .GIFfany standards had something to do with it)
Originally the protagonist of fighting game Fight Fighters with the ability to jump in to the real world. He ends up joining with Nzyvo after she has an argument with .GIFfany, then joins Team Dai-Shackan after Nzyvo's very questionable policies.
- Berzerk Button:
- Don't lie to him.
- Odd Couple: Frankly, he is this with any of his other bang-buddies, but with Melody it sticks out, as they are the only two of the "main four" that have not directly interacted in some way. A flashback shows the first time it's just the two of them alone, in a car, and they lampshade how awkward it is without Soos or .GIFfany acting as their "social glue."
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Seeing as .GIFfany can basically do most of what he can, but better and times at least four million, he's naturally a bit overshadowed by his own girlfriend. Not even the buffs given to most of the canonical villains can help him out. He still gets his moments in the spotlight.
There were, somehow, exactly 4,444,444 copies total of Romance Academy 7, all of which were sentient. They were originally identical and tried going for that, but eventually went with in-universe Divergent Character Evolution after working together for a little bit. Soos manages to talk sense in to all but one of them. That one is Eve, and instead Mabel punches sense in to her. After the summer-autumn Time Skip, .GIFfany hooks up a system to constantly produce even more copies, as her run:gifocalypse counterpart does. Their numbers, which were static in the First Half, continue expanding even well in to the epilogue.
Copies in General, Including the Main One
- Adaptational Villainy: A major plot point in run:gifocalypse is that, by the time of the fic, none of the professors were as bad as .GIFfany #9 herself. (Though many, many of them are still pretty bad, and they were bad in a flashback.) Here, a major plot point in chapter 4 is that they are all bad — in some ways, possibly worse than #9. Subverted after they have a Heel–Face Turn.
- Fanservice Extra: Not that important to the plot, but they all run around nearly-naked
- Four is Death: Thought one four was bad enough? Try seven of them — their original quantity was 4,444,444. Subverted when they Heel–Face Turn. Played straight in that Eve stays antagonistic somewhat until long after there are more than that many copies, so in a way the number almost indirectly reflects her.
- Healing Factor: Given that their "bodies" are slightly similar to those of Gems (with their "discs" being their "gems"), damage to them isn't quite permanent. One of the most blatant examples is when the Love God gives #9 a number of seemingly fatal injuries. Near the end of the chapter, she's shown resting in Hexaseximal's hospital covered in bandages and casts, and Soos tells her that she's expected to make a full recovery in five... seconds. She does, strips the bandages off, ("they formed a spiral shape leading to her feet because it was symbolic of her grouwth this chapter") was naked beneath them, and they have sex. It's later revealed that they follow the same rules as Escape From Fanservice Island, where they could still heal from any bone-severing attacks, but those would take significantly longer. Love God never hit .GIFfany #9 with any attacks that severed her at a skeletal level.
- Horny Devils: They're all-but confirmed to be succubi in some way, or at least brought to physical form with succubus-like magic. Not only do they have the Cute Monster Girl vibe in a series that otherwise doesn't have that many (although this is justified, as they were designed to be dating sim characters), but it's outright stated that they can use sexual fluids as a power source. (In addition to being solar powered. Or getting powered by electricity. Or Spiral Power. Or using regular food.)
- Karma Houdini: Lampshaded a bit when it's commented that their "turn for the better" feels a bit forced. .GIFfany finally gets to working on this in chapter 6, actively trying to make up for her bad behavior instead of acting like her being good now suddenly makes everything okay.
- Magic Skirt: They are the only true aversions in the entire story, which is quite noteworthy when you compare how active they are kick-wise along with Mabel (who plays the trope straight in concept art). Mabel's situation is lampshaded in chapter 6 when a news report camera accidentally gets a view up her skirt (the camera was trying to film a debating Stan from below, and Mabel was standing on "that lighting walk thingy used in movies when people fight above those boring plays") and the result is blurred out, and she finally says that she was Going Commando for the entire adventure. So it's not like .GIFfany's undergarments are being flashed while Mabel's aren't, .GIFfany's undergarments are being flashed while something worse of Mabel's isn't. GPF also explains this outright:
"Do I have to tell you the difference between a 18-20ish year-old anime parody character implied to already be from a pornographic game and a 12/13 year-old based on the original show creator's sister? I think panty shots of one could be funny if done right. But panty shots of the other would just be really really creepy... almost no matter what. It's a can of worms I frankly don't think is worth trying to open. Call it a double standard but I think it's one that exists for a reason. And that's saying a lot, I usually have strong opinions against double standards.
"Also, the alter ego writing these things may be a horny nutjob, but he's not in to the young ones. Compare how he portrays the Homestuck characters when they're teens (Sweet Jade and Hella John, the entire KIDS FIGHT series) and how he portrays them when they're adults (Hurrcain Crconikals and Split) and you'll get a good idea."
- Nonstandard Character Design: Downplayed compared to the original pixel-look, which a copy still keeps whenever she's directly possessing an electronic. In this case, their eyes are just their irises, with no visible pupils. (Much like certain characters in Total Drama.)
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Get bashed around a lot, supposedly to make up for their questionable Heel–Face Turn. Word of God is that the Lust Devil's beatdown was not meant to be such an example, as it happened a bit after #9's "redemption was complete" and it was meant to be horrifically overboard.
- The Worf Effect: They get their asses kicked by Nzyvo in chapter 5, and (especially #9 in their one-on-one fight) by Love God in chapter 6. Chapters 7 and 8 subvert this when they're able to fend on their own against 8 Ball and the Fucking Frost, respectively, which Dove lampshades by commenting on how they are not doomed to be constantly being kicked down by new/"new" villains.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Oddly, her overwhelmingly "be a pacifist to the other copies, no matter how bad they get" bend-over-backwards defense atittude isn't here. Even though the Pines had even more reason to consider killing them than they did in RG.
- Burger Fool: Once again, the copies working under her as this, as she's a fast food manager. Cardia herself is not one of them, being that she owns the Gif Bytes corporation.
- Fan Disservice: Unless your tastes in women include those that look like they've just went on a killing spree and are covered in the blood of the people they slaughtered, you probably wouldn't like some of her more... "visceral" outfits. Especially when it actually is real blood from animals she butchered and not fake blood as part of the costume. Shockingly, these turn on Soos, while they're a turn off for Melody (who normally otherwise enjoys the other costumes the .GIFfany army wear). However, she also dresses in "sexy cavewoman" costumes.
- Nubile Savage: Almost all of her "outfits" involve something organic; if they're not general body part-based things (like "wearing tentacles" or a bone dress), then it's animal skins. She's also partly cavewoman based.
- Our Dragons Are Different: She's the dragon-trainer of the group,
- Verbal Tic: She still stutters. It goes down a bit as the Second Half goes on, until it's completely gone by the ten-year Distant Finale, implying that she got over it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's not only the only copy that successfully managed to trick Soos in to thinking she was never crazed to begin with (he was suspicious about Eve at worst, and didn't really notice her not caring about his hour-long speech at best) and it's revealed that she's actually pretty powerful if she's pissed off. The thing is, it's strangely almost impossible to piss this copy off. Her expy in Emazh In is also one of the toughest characters in that entire story.
- Flanderization: Jury's out on whether or not her Motor Mouth is this given that Word of God was that she was originally planned to talk like that in run:gifocalypse, it's just that the story wrote itself in such a way that she... really didn't at first, and it would be weird if she suddenly bumped up her unnecessary sentences after. So, it's more like RG de-flanderized her from her original plan, and this brought it back.
- Motor Mouth: Talks really fast when she does, and talks a lot. This is represented in-fic as her speaking in run-on sentences. Apparently she borders on being unintelligible at times (a reoccuring theme with some of the "red" members in GPF's rainbow-theme associated groupsnote ), but due to this being a text-only story, it's hard to portray that with just talking fast.
- Freudian Excuse: It's implied that her copy was separated from the rest when the production of Romance Academy 7 copies went down and she went mad from isolation. This is why she's crazier than the others, even Cardia.
- Godiva Hair: Most of her outfits invoke this, annoying Great Pikmin Fan.
- Ret Canon: She's the only one of these "main" copies to be introduced in Jouranls prior to run:gifocalypse. RG later confirms that she exists in that continuity too.
- Token Evil Teammate: Until chapter 6, when Mabel basically fights her in to also becoming good. She does spend several months pretending to be nicer, pulling pranks on the others, when she really wanted Soos for herself.
The Big Bad of Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion as well as Spooky's Jump Scare M— OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER! The ghost of a twelve year-old girl who now runs GL Labs and wants to be taken seriously as a threat of pure evil.
- Back for the Finale: Downplayed, as it's not the very end. Makes a few cameos in chapter 9 of Journals, but she disappears in both the actual finale and the fic's epilogue.
- Cute and Psycho: Just like her canonical incarnation, she has the appearance of an adorable ghost girl but turns out to be one of the evilest and powerful threats the Pines face.
- Disc One Final Boss: She's one of the few aversions in all of SBIG, as she is hyped up as the main antagonist yet does get faced as the final villain... of her home story. Counting in Spooky's sequel (or technically, the fan fic that Spooky's is a prequel to), she's just a small bump on Mabel's long six-month road to mastering Spiral Power.
- The Farmer and the Viper: Tricks Dipper in to thinking that she's changed after he seals her in a silver mirror. When he lets her out "under supervision," she even seems to be working with him for a while... then SCHWING. Suddenly she's got a machete in her hands. And Dipper's arm just falls off right after.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Not in her story (which is all about dealing with her traps), but after The Reveal that it's a prequel to Journals, she becomes this to the much longer main plot. Her barrier over the mansion that "keeps most souls inside" as well as her threatening Dipper's life with the arm-slash was what got Mabel to finally fully activate her Spiral Power for the first time, punching down the barrier just out of hot blooded-ness alone.
- Warmup Boss: As it turns out, she's the first villain faced of Mabel's "Spiral Power" development; Mabel had absolutely none of it during the rest of Spooky's story proper, but that fight was when the first signs of both that and the "Powers" began appearing. (Even before Mabel breaks the barrier around the mansion — the gang is all described as glowing when the battle begins.)
Mable the Typomonster
- No Pronunciation Guide: All that's implied in-fic is that her name does not sound completely identical to Mabel's. Still, is it "May-blee" or "Muh-blee?" The confusion comes from how Word of God says that he, without thinking about it, pronounces her name as the latter to try to tell them apart when quickhand referring to them.
Ma and Pa
Experiment 210/The Shape Shifter
A teenaged "clone" of Bill
Creepypasta Sonic Miyazumi/Supernude-Watch
- Anti-Magic: He gains the ability to neutralize Spiral Power. Thankfully, it doesn't work against the Powers of Courage/Power/Wisdom.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He is pretty evil, just not... that powerful. After merging with Mis-Edventures, he gains that power. And oh boy, does Team Dai-Shackan kick themselves for not taking him seriously and killing him before (ignoring that killing him would technically cause a massive time paradox as Multiverses B-D would have never been created, and from Multiverse D, Bill Cipher would not have been "made").
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In an inversion to .GIFfany's Electra Complex, he has one hell of an oedipal complex. He hates Game and Watch for just about no reason, but gets vehemently defensive over his mother Brenda. This turns out to be his weakness —
- He openly admits to ripping off Flowey — or rather, the boss fight. He transforms himself in to
- .GIFfany also calls him out for directly ripping off her actions near the end of either ending of run:gifocalypse (the "Flowey-inspired battle" from the Official Ending, and the assimilation-gimmick from the Special Ending).
- Off the Rails: He derails Mable's final battle. Just after Mabel finishes her off, he storms on in with Mis-Edventures on his side, and turns the whole world in to a "Creepypasta Hellhole."
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He ends up getting sent to the Crconikals world as just regular ol' Sonic, with no memory of who he is until either if he dies (which he does in the Loop Timeline) or regains it through some complex magic (which he does in the Split Timeline).
- And his method of arriving to destroy the remains of Mable's mecha mimmicks what Sonic does in Super Smash Bros. Brawl near the end of the Subspace Emissary.
- Take That!:
- Walking Spoiler: Honestly, the fact that he even has so many tropes in the first place is a give away that his quick show-up in chapter 3 wasn't the last we'll see of him. It's extremely difficult to talk about him without at least implying that he's not just some one-time joke character.
LumberizerWendy's mechanical counterpart, and the first of the mechs Mable the Typomonster summons on the planet.
- Multiarmed And Dangerous: Like Skeletron Prime, she has four arms, each with a different weapon.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Not counting the montage-Time Skip enemies, she's the first Second Half foe faced. And serves as a wake up call to the heroes, showing that Shackan Lagann doesn't completely make them invincible. Wendy barely survives against her, and even Mabel in Shackan Lagann barely beats her. Mable saying that this single copy of Lumberizer is just the tip of the iceberg is what makes Mabel nearly fall through the Despair Event Horizon. Then, while battling the Love God, Mabel discovers how to combine Shackan Lagann with Finalayer, evening the playing field.
.MP4 PrimeOne of the last mechs Mable unleashes to Earth (Brobot did not come in to play until after entering Mable's arena), this is .GIFfany's counterpart. She was sent along with the below three robots as part of a "last-ditch wave," and Mable sent all four at once to spite the polygamous group they are based on.
Ass Kick, Ass ReapRumble's mechanical counterpart
FleshgirlMelody's mechanical counterpart
SaviorSoos' mechanical counterpart,
BrobotThe strongest and most feared of all mechanical counterparts, he corresponds to Dipper.
The Love God/Lust Devil
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Oh, you have no fucking idea. He initially seems just like himself from canon. Then things all fall apart when he comes across a couple that rejects his potioning-skills ahead of time. Once Mable's "apocalypse" happens,
- Can't Argue with Elves: He tries to pull this off with Team Dai-Shackan. It doesn't work.
- Dem Bones: Can summon a bunch of "female bikini skeletons that enjoy love-making with him."
- The Dreaded: Everyone finds this guy terrifying once he reveals his true form. Except Kyu, who thinks of him more like an annoyance.
- His reveal as a secretly-demonic being was based on a South Park episode, where the Canadian minister of gaming turned out to be the "Canadian Devil, Beelzaboot."
- In a weirder way, he's one to Zorin Blitz once he reveals his true personality. And no, not her Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals portrayal — he's closer to her canon self. They're both sadistic illusionists that are fought while a couple (or, in this case, foursome) had just "upgraded" their relationship. Both of them let their sadism get to them when they had the chance to finish off a target, which ends up backfiring horribly. Like with Zorin, Lust Devil's last illusion attempt was broken when people combined their memories, making it impossible to fool either of them. As a nod to this, Mabel ends up breaking out of his illusion by noticing that a spinning top does not fall, just like Carl's Inception top in HUC. Fan joked about tops not falling in illusions being a cross-multiversal constant in all of SBIG, but confirmed it wasn't true as otherwise "who would want to use illusion powers if everyone can break out like that."
- Gag Penis: He wears an absurdly long loincloth after revealing his true form, and once it's ripped off in battle the characters confirm that he's not overcompensating. In Kyu's words when explaining to Dipper the difference between a "demon" and a "devil," devils in general "have huge dicks, but they are huge dicks."
- Hollywood Amnesia: It ain't as strong as the Blind Eye Guns, but when he has people trapped in his "Visions," it also blanks out their mind of most of the past, making them believe that they just woke up from a bizarre dream with only bits and details that they can remember about it.
- .GIFfany, a former verbally abusive ex-girlfriend that tried to murder Soos for rejecting her and attack all of his friends, ends up being one of the first people to call out that his potions are not "real love." She lampshades the absurdity of this.
- Just like the Henchmaniacs and the Fucking Frost, he thinks that the world's doomed anyway, so he should spend its last few weeks with it under his control. (Although in this case, to brainwash everyone so that they still feel happy for their last moments instead of in chaos.) If he had just had faith in Team Dai-Shackan and let them fight Mable the Typomonster, he would have still been around to see that the world was not, in fact, doomed. So just like those villains, all he really accomplished was greatly cutting his life short. Although it was implied in chapter 9 that he was getting close to passing Kyu's "bullshit line" from enough poition-dealings and she was going to kick his ass, and considering Kyu's one-screen battle in naruto the guy with the ninja it is extremely unlikely that he'd survive.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not at first, but he soon reaches the point where he becomes the first villain that is even remotely close to being meant to be taken seriously.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Can induce this, the "SUPER INFINITE Visions of Heartbreaks Past!" It's similar to the Infinite Labyrinth from Gurren Lagann, except many of these "good dreams" soon become "nightmares" without buying in to his love potions. What makes these especially dangerous is that he has the ability to tap deep in to someone's mind, with a strong enough force to convince them that at least the past few months were just long dreams they woke up from and inducing temporary amnesia.
- Take That!: Fan did not like that episode nor believed that the concept of love gods in a "character-driven" series like Gravity Falls worked right. This guy's portrayal... shows.
- Rasputinian Death: Survives several hits from giant drills,
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Unlike the Fucking Frost, who wants to use the possible last days on the planet just ruling the world for himself, this guy genuinely wants everyone to be happy when it seems like there is no hope at all. The problem is that he gets out-of-hand with it, and his methods of enforcing his
- Would Harm A Child: Mabel and Dipper find this the hard way. To a lesser extent, so does Nzyvo.
- Would Hit a Girl: In fact, he's only ever seen fighting girls. (He does hit Dipper indirectly, but as the Shackan Lagann-dual piloting. All of his attacks were specifically aimed at Mabel.) Whether it's Mabel, Nzyvo, or .GIFfany. Hell, when he holds Team .GIFfany Land hostage, he repeatedly slaps Melody whenever she tries to make a comment against him. When Soos makes a comment, he... also slaps Melody.
The Fucking Frost
A living, chain-smoking snowman that wants to
- Bad Santa: He can summon a bunch of evil robot Santas, and given his "naughty and nice present giving" theme, he himself's got the personality of one.
- Beware The Silly One: He does not look like he "should be" a Second Half-tier villain, given how all of those were demonic in appearance in some way. (Lust Devil's true form or Pyronica being a pink demon.) While this guy is "just" a snowman. He, by himself, isn't that tough. It's his army that you should worry about.
- An Ice Person: Expected, as he's a giant snowman.
A mysterious entity found in the "Cathedral" that houses the Cosmic Drive Key able to help Team Dai-Shackan reach faster than faster than light speeds and travel across galaxies with ease.
- Secret Test of Character: She's implied to be made by Kyu, not Mable's the Typomonster.
- Elves vs. Dwarves: Chaper 7 reveals that they are all (with the exception of the adopted Pacifica) actually a kind of "hill elves," a specific sub-type of elf that rejected their concept of trees and
...No, they're not the same people as in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
- Anti-Magic: She has the Blue and Yellow Sharingan/Light Sharingan, which allows her to negate certain mind-altering abilities.
- Dark is Not Evil: Despite wearing light colors, she's technically a "demon-ish" being and uses demonic, Binding of Isaac-esque abilities. Despite this,
- Expy: Of Sans from Undertale, just like herself from naruto the guy with the ninja — she shamelessly rips off his plot role. It's a lot less noticeable here because the heroes aren't exactly on a "no mercy route," per say, so she just gives them a normal judging like Sans will do on a neutral run.
- Foreshadowing: Cross-story. Pretty much everything she does here also foreshadows naruto the guy with the ninja's ending, where her incarnation there gives Naruto a giant beatdown. What's especially noteworthy is what she brings to her "battle" with the Love God: a beatbox playing MEGALOVANIA from Undertale.
- Hero of Another Story: It's heavily implied that, like in naruto the guy with the ninja, she had killed several other reality-bending beings that attempting to mind control everyone in to being their sex slaves. She spares Soos (and Melody and Rumble) because it's obvious that they're all mass-dating entirely of their own free will.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Underneath her horny, ladette exterior, she's actually some kind of quantum-meta observer given the job of keeping the entire given universe from falling in to some asshole brainwasher's hands.
- Only Sane Man: In SBIG tradition, she's another character who speaks exceptionally clearly and with no spelling mistakes. In this case, it's not random — it's reflecting her fourth wall-breaking from her original games.
- Painting the Medium: She'll sometimes enter a "serious mode" where she speaks entirely in asscaps, distinct from the usual bolded "evil talking" in SBIG from Kurloz's Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals speech onward. In fanfiction.net, this is simply just written as her dialogue, including the quote marks, being in bold. Just like the usual "evil talking."
- Prophet Eyes: When she's really pissed off, based on .GIFfany's talk icon in one piece of concept art.◊
- Left the Background Music On: When confronting the Love God, although this is given a ton of lead well ahead of time.
KLyu then grabbed this boombox. "Hang on," she told Dipper, "I'm gonna kick his ass while I play this." She pressed "PLAY" and MEgalovania" from Toby Hussie's Undertale'' began playing. But Dipper only heard the first six or so notes because thn she teleported away like she did back in chapter 4.
"HEY LUST DEVIL!" As Megalovania was playing.
It was that hot "reporter" from chapter 4 again! She played the box and it was "Megalovania," get it you think it's the BGM but it was her music!
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: Inverted. Fan interprets Sans' "no text sound, serious" mode as him going really quiet. When she talks in all bold and slowly, (asscaps in some mirrors) it's a shorthand-notation that she's "whispering in a really spooky way."
- Tranquil Fury: She realy doesn't like .GIFfany (even long after her Heel–Face Turn) and doesn't have the brighest opinion on Mabel, either. When talking to them individually, she clearly comes off like she's going to snap at any second, but never does.
Miscellaneous One-Off Villains
[Might be moved to the Second Half antagonist page] Various villains Dipper and Mabel have fought off during a montage that introduces the Second Half
Melody SeerenSee her folder in the .GIFfany Land page.
Ryan ChristianA talking dog part of a "guy's family"
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
- Funny Animal:
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: He repeatedly fails to understand that .GIFfany is from Japan.
- Take That!: He's a very negative portrayal of Family Guy, pretty much a walking example of all of its most-criticized aspects
- The Unsmile: He's said to have a really freaky-looking grin. Being a dog kind of explains things a little more.
Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby
- Dumbass Has a Point: He's an idiot. But he points out that Ryan and Melody make his party look bad.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: Even he thinks that Ryan and Melody (although Melody didn't even know what the party was )
Great Pikmin FanThe return of the Author Avatar. He really hates children.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite being an ass, he refuses to play a role in contributing to Melody's humiliation. He looks away and covers his eyes when she accidentally gives him an up-towel shot during the hot springs, polietly letting her know that anyone who looked over her way could see her goods, and refuses to look at her when her towel is ripped off. Then again, this is also representing the exact same guy who (actually, not counting the "ARG author") wrote Journals itself and Escape From Fanservice Island, which subjects her to a lot of uncomfortably naked scenarios... to critique uncomfortable naked scenarios. Mostly.
- Hypocritical Humor: During the hot springs challenge, he points out the obnoxious shoe-horned fanservice... of his own storynote .
- Ignore the Fanservice: Being surrounded by two of the fic's biggest Ms. Fanservices (and zillions of Fanservice Extras) in, at most, only flimsy and see-through towels and being a self-proclaimed nudity-obsessed pervert, you'd think he'd be happier during the hot springs challenge. He ain't.
- Kill It with Fire: .GIFfany eventually grills him in an oven in a mirror of her canonical "death," for trying to get "too close" to her. About half of this happened offscreen — the details as to why she was pushed to killing him or why he was chasing her down Hoo-Hah's was never explained.
- Killed Off for Real: Just like his projections in Multiverses B (killed by Aranea as part of a move to hijack the narrative from him), C (killed by Carrie while he was trying to take the narrative back from her), and D (killed by a very confused Rip).
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: While Fan's hesitant to call himself nice and prefers "going by other's judgement," the real life GPF is undoutably not nearly as aggressive and assholeish as his in-story counterpart. This is justified as, like most of his appearances, he doesn't see the rest of the characters as "people" so much as "my story's props that I can play with" and at times even treats them like objects. He also does not act as... stalkerish towards anyone as his character does to Hank.
- The Napoleon: The real-life Fan claims he's "maybe average-ish, maybe tall," but as he's represented by a Pikmin roughly "scaled" like in Smash Bros., he's about three-four feet tall. Yet his Pikmin-sona is also very aggressive and very much a jackass.
- Naked People Are Funny: Sort of. He points out that his avatar is technically naked, as Pikmin do not wear clothes.
- Noodle Incident: About half of the things he does.
- Running Gag: Literally all he's seen campaigning for is a city that bans all children from entering. When Melody points out how silly that idea is, he gets annoyed about a character being smarter than the Author Avatar, although he shrugs this off as he was purposefully being stupid.
- Self-Deprecation: Yeah, it's GPF with his own self-insert. Grab a seat:
- Super Drowning Skills: It's revealed that his green Pikmin-body cannot swim very well (due to not being that of a Blue Pikmin). He has to stand on the very edge during the hot springs challenge. Considering how he can take any avatar he wants in to his stories, it's a wonder why he'd pick something so weak.
- This Is Gonna Suck: He, in a meta-sense, created Professors Burnda and Bubbles. So his reaction to both of them swimming over to him in the hot springs while looking mischevious is an "Aw, fuck."
- Unusually Unintersting Sight: Despite him freely running around bragging about being the guy who made the world that this takes place in and how nobody but him is real, nobody seems to care at all that they're in a story and he's their (indirectly, "in-universe") writer. Probably because most of them don't believe him, given how he just seems to be a green nutjob. When the .GIFfany army starts making their way towards him in the hot springs challenge in chapter 6, it's more because of his Pikmin appearance and some of them thinking his personality is troll-worthy than it is because he is "BASICALLY TECHNICALLY YOUR GOD."
Burnda: So are you like, God or something?
GPF: ...(sighs in annoyance) Yes. Yes, I am.
Sandy: Aw man, no! You can't like, be man!
GPF: (Flips over from his lying position, looking at the ceiling while bored.)
- Yandere: A platonic one to Hank Hill ("I WILL MAKE YOU IN TO THE BEST SHOE-HORN MEMES!"). A less platonic one to .GIFfany. He first seems like a guy who, at worst, is kind of an ass that doesn't like children. He shows his true colors shortly after the hot springs challenge, when his "obsessive side" begins kicking in.
Stanley PinesSee his folder in the main characters page.
Mecha from The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Given that the whole story is one intentionally poorly-written power fantasy that aims to look like it straight from the mind of a bizarre and perverted 13 year old who can't spell check to save his life, you can bet that there's also a lot of mechs to go around.
Shackan Lagann and Variations
LagannYes, that Lagann. (Well, not the exact same incarnation of it anyway.) A mecha found in Piedmont near the very end of the second chapter. Mabel takes control of this and uses it as her main mecha for the entire fan fic afterwards, with the only other person to pilot it being the Love God after he steals it from her.
- The Power of Love:
- Also, it's stated near the end of the story that each "stage" of Shackan Lagann represents some bond Mabel has with her other three siblings: Shackan Lagann represents her life-long siblingship with Dipper (it's the first and they're "closest" because she knew him longer than Pacifica or Nzyvo), Finalayer Shackan Lagann represents her enemyhood-turned-friendship with Nzyvo (as it was previously Nzyvo's "ultimate evil base" turned in to a weapon symbiotic with Shackan Lagann), and Jovian Shackan Lagann represents her growing rivalry-turned-friendship with Pacifica (the Jovian base has some affiliation with the Northwests, it's ).
The Mystery Shack/Shacktron/"Shackan"It's revealed as early as the second chapter that Stan had converted the Mystery Shack (excluding its underground lab) in to a sort of mecha. This combines with Lagann to form the Shackan Lagann, Mabel's primary mecha for the majority of the story. During the Second Half, Stan and McGucket work on it a little more so that it can fight on its own as an independant mecha (during the summer, at best it could just move around and jump far, but had no combat skills without being combined with Lagann) in case of an emergency that splits it from Lagann. Both during summer and autumn, Dipper usually "pilots" this.
- Unfortunate Names: Pointed out many times, especially during the Second Half. It sounds a lot like "Shaggin'."
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Absolutely no tourist seems to care that this building has legs and a Badass Armfold. They're still more interested in Stan's phoney attractions than they are in the fact that it's half of a Super Robot that can make drills from nothing. It's still like this in the epilogue.
Finalayer Shackan LagannThe end result of getting Shackan Lagann to channel Spiral Energy in to Finalayer, Nzyvo's original hideout-turned-Pines/Nothwest-residence.
- Expy: Of Arc Gurren Lagann.
Jovian Shackan LagannThe end result of getting Finalayer Shackan Lagann to channel Spiral Energy in to Mable the Typomonster's fake-Jupiter base.
- Expy: Of Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: This mecha and the Tengen Toppa variant would not have existed if not for Mable trying to make a robotic duplicate of Jupiter.
Tengen Toppa Shackan Lagann
- Expy: At this point, take a wild guess.
"Team Nzyvo" Mecha (and Derivatives)
Lugghanhanzyen/LazengannA bit different from the TTGL's Lazengann.
The Panty Kicker
Chocolate PainThe Summerween Trickster's first mecha. It's shaped like a giant candy bar.
You, Eff OffThe Shape Shifter's mecha, shaped like a giant flying saucer.
Super T-RexThe cyber-Pterodactyl's mecha,
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Both copies get a combined total of two chapters of appearances and very little screentime. When the Pterodactyl is killed, Nzyvo sees no need to make more of them,
Super T-Eff Chocolate PantyThe end result of combining the above four mechas together. In chapter 4, this was only described as "something ridiculous." Chapter 6 gives more elaboration as Nzyvo begins producing more copies of the Panty Kicker and Chocolate Pain, as it felt the need to also describe the out-of-comission mechs from before. It also finally names those mechs, and reveals that this name is something ridiculous.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Unlike Do-Ten-Kai-Zen, it doesn't even get a chance to attack. Mabel just Giga Drill Breaks through all of it. Amazingly, none of its four pilots are killed — Gideon leaves via escape pod at the last second, and .GIFfany, Rumble, and the Trickster all survive both having holes drilled through them and the gigantic explosion that followed. Nzyvo continues making two of its components, but as the original pilots of the other two were long dead, she makes custom mechs for other people instead.
New GoldieA successor to the Chocolate Pain developed by McGucket and several lumberjacks, including the Corduroys. While the Wisdom-Power-Courage-Spiral gang of four have the entire Finalayer Shackan Lagann to themselves, this is the "second tier" counterpart to the Chocolate Pain that the Trickster and Stan pilot.
The HexaseximalA successor to the Panty Kicker actually produced by a joint-effort in .GIFfany Land. It's the .GIFfany Land-counterpart to the Finalayer Shackan Lagann. As the name might imply, it is a sixteen-way combination — fifteen of them are piloted by the RG professors, and the sixteenth is a group-effort
- Ms. Fanservice: Parodied, as it's a mecha. A mecha that looks an awful lot like sixteen naked women gathered together. Dipper has many, many Stupid Sexy Flanders moments with it. Comapre this to the Panty Kicker, which is less realistic in its human-replication and looks like it's actually wearing clothes.
MonoseximalProfessor Eve's Evil Counterpart to the Hexaseximal. She fights Mabel with this shortly after Finalayer Shackan Lagann is used to kill the Lust Demon.
Non-Nzyvo Associated Mechs
The KeeperPacifica's small, personal mech. Its power is inexplicably tied to the Northwest wealth. Like many of the "first tier" (read: Shackan Lagann-sized) mechs, it was considered obsolete by the time Mabel managed to get in to Finalayer's hidden mecha system. However, Preston generates another one during a great crisis.
- An Arm and a Leg: All instances of this mech have lost at least one arm before anything else in battle, and all four of its pilots had at least an arm cut off while using it. This led to a joke about the whole mech class being "cursed," which stops being funny in-universe after Preston dies using it.
- Shout-Out: Named after a playable character from The Binding of Isaac, a game Fan has poured many hours in to.
BAT MECHThe mecha twin-piloted by the "Bat Twins" (Candy and Grenda, who name themselves after that for eventually becoming the only members of the main team without any sort of superpowers or non-human origins/abilities). Reflecting its pilots, it has no outstanding powers
BURN THIS BOOKThe mecha intended for the Journals. It's intentionally poorly designed, and was practically made with the intent of killing the Journals off.
That above story in a nutshell
(I'm gonna make this in to an MS Paint comic. A post on the Binding of Isaac Reddit is how I discovered the original clip; that post used the guy dismissing Godhead and Brimstone as "bullshit" but praising Bumbo. I tried looking it up a few days later but couldn't find it.)The Nutshack but every "Nutshack" is replaced with the entirety of Libera Me From Hell.
- GPF: I'm going to invite you to a show.
Love God: Okay?
GPF: But first! Allow me to destroy your gallery:
GPF: (Sees a tame drawing of Dipper and Wendy holding hands [FYI I'm gonna originally MS Paint sketch this, I won't use someone else's fan art even if the guy insulting them is supposed to be viewed as a nut]) Bullshit.
GPF: (Sees a tame drawing of Dipper and Pacifica holding hands) Bulllllllshit.
GPF: (Sees a tame drawing of Dipper and Candy holding hands) Derivative— (Gasps.)
GPF: That, I love. I absolutely love!
(It's a heavily censored image involving Stan and the Summerween Trickster. It's pretty obvious what's going on behind the censor bar. They be fracking. Also Stan has that same expression on his face Hank Hill has when he was showing Bobby how to smoke. You probably know the one. "You see Bobby... slowwwww...")
- Fool: Olivia
- High Priestess:
- Empress: Kristie
- Emperor: Ted
- Lovers: Uhztand and Lizzen
- Wheel of Fortune:
- Hanged Man:
- Death: Fatephinal
- Devil: Ninthee
- Tower: Lilith
- Judgement: Izjjen
- Justice: [The Tint Extreme leader. Forgot her name.]
- World: The Fountain