!! Shit that actually exists:

'''Be warned that this contains unmarked spoilers for the ''entirety'' of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' canon and ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3''. It is also recommended to have read, at the bare minimum, chapter 1 of this.'''

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!! Main Characters

[[folder:Mason "Dipper" Pines]]

* DecoyProtagonist: In true Great Pikmin Fan style, he is one of the first heroic characters to appear in ''run:gifocalypse'', but he is not the protagonist. Soos is. Picture the fic as Weirdmageddon, if it were less about the Pines vs Bill and more Soos vs [=.GIFfany=]. (And it's also 13 parts long as opposed to 3/4.) Dipper is, however, the deuteragonist, which is more than what can be said about most of Fan's other Decoys.
* NotDisractedByTheSexy: It's suggested that he has to make a bit of an effort to avoid making it clear that the constant near-naked women around him are embarassing him. Going off his crush on Wendy and a comment made by the Bill AMA, redhead copies are his weakness, evident by Michelle and Professor Burnda.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers Towards the first arc, his lack of trusting even the more blatantly belevolent copies is played up as a bad thing, though it never really results in the crew being in danger until chapter 10, where it becomes something of a CompressedVice.
* WouldHitAGirl: He does consider fighting against the female copies, and lands a few hits on Leona in their battle. Then again, unlike canon, the [=.GIFfanys=] here are pretty much unambiguously adults (not to mentioned superpowered and have armies in the thousands, while Dipper is a normal human with just three partners for the bulk of the story), so the age issue would outweigh

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[[folder:Mabel Pines]]

* AscendedExtra: Within the fic. Arc-per-arc, she gets a growing amount of focus as she also grows and learns a few things from the Gifocalypse. Arc 2 gives her the most limelight.
* HeroicBSOD: Briefly faces one around chapter 8, playing a large role in chapter 9. [[spoiler:Namely, after thinking Sonia was a harmless, depressed self-deprecator, Mabel helps her build her self-confidence a little. It turns out that while the "depressed self-deprecator" part was true, the harmless wasn't, so the more confident Sonia started attacking her. This marked the first time that the [=AIs=] attacked the gang ''after'' being "helped" out, leaving Mabel wondering if she really couldn't reason with them after all.]]

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[[folder:Jesus "Soos" Ramirez]]

* CueTheSun: Listed under his folder because the fic generally associates Soos with the Sun itself, particularly during "Game Over." [[spoiler:When [=.GIFfany=] finally unveils her Main Possession and goes full One-Winged Angel, her Dimensional Wings completely block out sunlight from the perspective of the Gravity Falls residents on board the Shackatron. By contrast, after the final fist-fight and he's in a pileup with her, once she finally takes his hand, the Sun (and continuing the story's loose ''Majora's Mask'' parallels, this is the Dawn of a New Day) starts rising from behind him -- he's trying to pull her into a better light, a new beginning.]]

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[[folder:Wendy Corduroy]]

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[[folder:Stanley "Grunkle Stan" Pines]]

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[[folder:Stanford "Grunkle Ford" Pines]]

* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In chapter 7, Burnda intentionally tries to ruin her own image by making Ford question if she is really his most reliable ally. She leads him on by getting him to finish the sentence of who, on the Construction Site, is the most trustworthy person. She's disappointed when he says she is, and not Stan.

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!! Professors

[[folder:In General (Exclusive or Near-Exclusive to Professors)]]

The professors are, actually, the only fifteen copies of ''Romance Academy 7'' that were leaked to the public, courtesy of Professor Dove. Having more experience outside of the factory they were made, they quickly become more powerful and adept with their abilities, and act as leading guides for all of the minor clones. They are the runners of their respective domain and the fifteen most major copies in the whole story.

* AmbiguousDisorder: Fan said that any resemblance to any actual disorders is coincidental. Canonically, [=.GIFfany=] could be passed off as "selfish, abusive video game that thinks in video game logic and wants someone to play her." These copies, including Risen herself, are much harder to pin. And no real explanation is given from this, either, since theoretically, all copies start from the same "template" and diverge from there.
** Cardia stutters a lot, is very tense and jittery most of the time, has a poor grip on reality, and tends to think of really bizarre solutions for situations when talking things out could work just fine. After her HeelFaceTurn, she's also by far the most overly apologetic of the bunch.
** Burrda has a ''strong'' aversion to verbal communication (unlike the ''Hair Idealization''[='=]s handling of [[WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever Brenda]], she's never explicitely shown to be uncomfortable, just that she usually prefers displaying words on a screen, and if she ''must'' speak, she [[TerseTalker gets out as few words as possible]]), generally comes off as being depressed all the time,
** Dove has an obsession with trying to come off as important and imposing (so much that she looks through a thesaurus, gathers as many complicated words as she can, and using them in a SophisticatedAsHell manner), has a gait identical to [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed's,]] often travels in "random paths," chaotically fires people as stress relief, and has an obsession with debating people to prove them wrong.
** Risen/canonical [=.GIFfany=] is ''highly'' implied to be flat-out delusional. She gets far too invested in a fantasy acted out on with Soos and Melody dolls in chapter 9 until Stan walks in on her and breaks her out of it, [[spoiler:she takes a little too long to realize when Melody swapped herself out with the doll of her [=.GIFfany=] made]], and when she tells Professor Wendy that Soos cheated on her and murdered her in cold blood it's left ambiguous as to whether or not she was just bullshitting that for sympathy or if she ''actually remembers herself as the victim in that incident.'' In addition to all of this, she's a rather heavy MoodSwinger In the StylisticSuck ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'', Ryan Christian (a TakeThat at Brian Griffin and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' as a whole) pauses himself a lot when trying to identify what's wrong with her, before eventually settling on calling her schizophrenic. However, as that's a guy who is obsessively hateful and hostile to the point of coming off as delusional himself, his credibility would be a negative number if quantified.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Forms of a full rainbow of twelve using the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model RGB color model,]] with black and white added as well as [=.GIFfany=]'s default pink. The colors are also those associated with their domain, what color their electricity is (it's implied that they did this for purely cosmetic reasons, as during the first chapter they use the "standard" bright blue seen in canon), and their hair and eye colors. In the order they are encountered:
** Rose: Green
** Kathody: Yellow
** Searah: Blue
** Sandy: Orange
** Cardia: Violet[[note]]In this context, blue-magenta[[/note]]
** Bubbles: Cyan
** Leona: Rose[[note]]In this context, red-magenta[[/note]]
** Sonia: Azure[[note]]In this context, the color between cyan and blue. Not to be confused with cyan[[/note]]
** Dian: Magenta (also sometimes called purple for simplicity's sake)
** Wendy: Spring green
** Shannon: Chartreuse
** Burnda: Red
** Burrda: White, also light blue on occasion
** Dove: Black, also blood red on occasion
** [=.GIFfany=]: Pink, also a bright rainbow on occasion, sometimes simplified to pink/yellow/aqua
** [[spoiler:Eve: Dark mint green, also a dim rainbow on occasion, often simplified to red/green/blue]]
* ClothingDamage: All of them suffer varrying degrees of it after their defeat. As Arc 2 goes on, it is increasingly blatant that this is intentional in-universe -- their outfits are rigged to easily lose pieces of them, or at times just outright be reduced by a switch (as Sonia, Dian, Shannon, and Burrda all do). The only real exception to the "intentionally breakable" rule is Risen [=.GIFfany=], whose outfit was not designed to be tattered as she figured she was impossible to beat. [[spoiler:And even then, she and all of her sisters lose their outfits in the plumet to Earth.]]
* ElementalEmbodiment: WordOfGod is that all of the [[spoiler:first-gen]] professors just aimed to loosely be "elemental people" or "elemental gods." The exception is [=.GIFfany=], who, sticking with her octopus-father in-game story, is a scylla.
* ElementalPowers: They all have the standard electricity of [=.GIFfany=], and they somehow use that to control something of their own. These elements are largely based on Fan's own "twelve-fifteen color" system, albeit with electricity (yellow) swapped out with soul due to otherwise being redundant with the base [=.GIFfany=].
* {{Flanderization}}: Their outfits, cross-story. In ''run:gifocalypse'', the majority of them have clothes that is, for the most part, ''actually covering'', even if it's made of irregular material. Sandy and Bubbles, the two most blatant exceptions, make sense -- Sandy is something of a nudist outright, and Bubbles enjoys annoying people to try getting in their head, so she wears only suds to try pissing people off. Come the cross-appearances in other works and their outfits are seasons 3+ Rainbow Crew-levels of impractical and just ''barely'' wearing ''anything''. Most of it can be hand-waved by being ''SBIG'', although their outfits in the epilogue of ''run:gifocalypse'' are the same as those in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''.
* {{Foil}}: With the exception of [=.GIFfany=] (who has Soos as a foil), all of the professors have some sort of "counter" as confirmed by WordOfGod. These are usually in faced before/faced after pairs, with the exceptions of Rose/Dove and Bubbles/Dian. More details can be found in their own folders, but to sum it up:
** Rose and Dove: Creation vs destruction.
** Kathody and Searah: Alienating others because of opinion/taste difference vs locking others out because of opinion/taste difference.
** Sandy and Cardia: Aimless relaxation and an attempt to go to new, but low-tech things vs strict job-following and going after tradition yet high-tech things.
** Bubbles and Dian: Popular leader "jerk" vs disliked/uncared for doormat "geek."
** Leona and Sonia: Too high opinion of one's own work vs too low opinion of one's own work.
** Wendy and Shannon: Devotion and hard work to what already exists vs fantasies about something that doesn't, yet not making that a reality.
** Burnda and Burrda: Hammy and bringing peace through slow conversations vs quiet and trying to bring peace through scare tactacs.
** Soos and [=.GIFfany=]: Ordinary life vs technological singularity.
* KingMook: To their respective student-followers, each of them are effectively the "boss variant" of the traits and things associated with their student groups. Justified in that they "teach" their students how to use their powers in different ways, and thus said students deliberately take after them. This is more obvious in their appearances on the ''SBIG'' series, which (ironically despite its StylisticSuck nature) goes somewhat more into depth with the small societies they created.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Downplayed. They're the main threats/copies of note for their respective chapters and not really ones outside of them (and some chapters cover ''two'' professors), but they're not simple "Beat 'em and be done with 'em"-type episodic romp characters, and are somewhat fleshed out. It helps that they are ''all'' tied directly to the BigBad in the context of this story.
* OneSteveLimit: Either played straight or averted depending on how you look at things. Technically, they were/are all named [=.GIFfany=], but given renames for the sake of identification that would be faster than saying their entire serial number.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Downplayed. They are a long line of antagonist forces leading up to [=.GIFfany=], but some of them are outright harmless to the protagonists (Rose and Dian, who refuse to attack them in any way) and they clearly undergo actual characterization rather than being one-off obstacles the group faces off against. (As Fan makes sure to give them all at least one line in "post-capture" sequences for each chapter, something Kathody lampshades at the end of chapter 5.)
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Some of them are reluctant to show their crotches, but that's about as "nude-shy" as they get. None of them see any problem in going practically completely naked.
* ShoutOut:
** The last seven professors confronted are based to various degrees off of the GEATHJERK officers from ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''.
*** Dian = Laambo: Both have white, three-headed giant mechanical things on their side.
*** Wendy = Wanna: Both are fought in a storm, TheEvilGenius of the group technology and craft-wise, and both have made a form of parasitic bio weapon.
*** Shannon = Vijounne: This is the toughest out of all of them. Still, Shannon is partly associated with water even though water is Searah's element, given the amount of time she spends during the chase sequence going through liquid silver.
*** Burnda = Walltha: Fire-themed, pilots a huge mecha, boxes the protagonists with mechas in a volcano.
*** Burrda = Heyourgah: We don't know much about Heyourgah [[spoiler:as Vorkken kills him before he's encountered]], but his files do reveal that he's ice-themed and fast. Burrda fits both of these.
*** Dove = Gimme: TheDragon who has an enourmous flagship, a mecha based on the Flatwoods Monster, and is fought in [[spoiler:the remains of a "major" city/town after it's been pulled to the sky thanks to a type of anti-gravity beam.]]
*** [=.GIFfany=] = Jergingha: The BigBad [[spoiler:battled in space and with the biggest mecha in the story by far.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: While Fan claims the other copies are "open-minded," the professors are nearly literally hard-wired to being after their respective player. Except Rose, as she was technically "returned" first. [[spoiler:As well as Burnda, Burrda, and Dove, each of which got over their players completely. (The twins for buying both of them in a bad attempt to make a harem, which provokes both of them to be hostile towards one-another until they question why they're even bothering fighting over a polygamous guy like Gerald. Dove because her player flat-out saw her as a way of getting catharsis from his dad getting killed by a robot in the past, villified her before she even went yandere, and ultimately painting a very negative view to Dove on what humans think about [=AIs=].)]]
* UnlimitedWardrobe: A variation -- in each fic appearance (currently [=RunGif=], ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'', and a ''[=SBIGlet=]''), they bear different outfits. Though there is some overlap (their outfits in the epilogue of ''run:gifocalypse'' are just like the ones in ''Journals''). For example, all three of Rose's outfits thus far are plant-like in nature.

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[[folder:Rose]]

!! Professor Rose (Number: 2222222)

The professor of plant matter. Her subject is botany. She is the leader of Domain 1, located in a custom garden she made in Gravity Falls forest.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:As revealed in the Memory Banks, she was ''incredibly'' hostile to [=.GIFfany=] when pressuring her to hold up her end of the "deal."]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Downplayed. It's implied here and there for most of the story, mainly kicking up around Arc 3. Especially Kathody's reports on what Rose had done in beteen Domains 10 and 11 when she thought the gang killed Professor Wendy. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that, despite her claims, she cares more about the well-being of her sisters than the lives of the main group -- including 12-year old Dipper and Mabel. Even when they're outnumbered by the professors. Word of God is that she was based on an apparent occurance where a Vocal Minority of ''Undertale'' fans known to insult people for not going on a full Pacifist run. In essense, caring more about the "fictional characters" (er, the [=AIs=]) than the human beings "playing the game."]] She gets over it.
* BrickJoke: [=.GIFfany=] suggesting the name "Number Two" for her when they "first meet" ends up fitting a heck of a coincidence when her serial number turns out to consist entirely of seven successive 2s.
* FlowerInHerHair: It's suggested that having something "important" in one's hair is a sign of rank among the [=.GIFfany=]s, with the default cable-bow being a complicated exception (it's something they're free to wear, yet their leader wears it not out of rank sign but because it's part of the default outfit she sticks to). Rose has a ''Pikmin''-styled flower in her hair as her decoration, and it's implied that her students hold this type of flower especially above the others that have such plants in their hair.
* GardenGarment: ''Always'' wears some kind of plant-based outfit.
* GreenThumb: The professor of plants. She can possess trees to form a pseudo-mecha around her, and can even accellerate plant growth.
* MrExposition: After being caught in the Illegal Prime Neutralizer, she acts as the expository guide for the main characters for the majority of the story. Unlike most exposition-givers, however, she has a habit of giving information too ''late'', thanks to being rather forgetful and having an odd habit of only telling the gang about the absolute next professor in line (she believes that there is hardly any point in throwing information about any ''future'' enemies well before the prep time to go and face them).

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[[folder:Kathody]]

!! Professor Kathody (Number: 0507915)

The professor of soul. Her subject is dramatic arts. She resides in Domain 2, a "haunted house" attraction in the Sahara. Carrying about little more than having a good horror-themed spirit,

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Tricks the group into thinking there is a Grim Reaper-like figure in the haunted mansion that is Domain 2, then reveals herself as ''fully supporting [=.GIFfany=]'' (unlike Rose, who makes it increasingly clear she isn't), and then tries to come at the group with a scythe.
* {{Expy}}: She's partly based on Fan's earlier ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' character, down to name (her name was Kathy), using a scythe, and her love for freaking people out. She's a lot more of an asshole, though. Her color scheme is completely different too (Kathy having pale skin and "blood red" hair, Kath''od''y have tanned skin and yellow hair). WordOfGod also states that her LargeHam was inspired by [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Calculon.]]
* LargeHam: And she LOVES bursting into ALL CAPS when trying to announce her BRILLIANT haunted house.
* SoulPower: Her element, although the way she manipulates it ''prior'' to "State of Emergency" (where she blatantly controls a bunch of ghost energy) is subtle, as it is the kind of "glue" keeping her staircase together.
* StarterVillain: Rose was hardly an obstacle, much less a villain, as she just tried to talk the group out of progressing the domains rather than outright try to attack them. Kathody is the first ''real'' threat faced in the Gifocalypse, and
* VillainTeamUp: Attempts to try to overwhelm the gang by directly teaming up with Searah. It backfires, and the gang tricks the two of them into attacking each-other.

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[[folder:Searah]]

!! Professor Searah (Number: 0519367)

The professor of water. Her subject/general field is athletics. Domain 3, her place, is located in the "center" of the Bermuda Triangle, and deep under the ocean at that.

* JerkJock: Invokes this image considering how she's a generally unpleasant, elitist person and her field of teaching is athletics.
* MakingASplash: Can possess water.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: To the point where she excludes anyone from even ''seeing'' her domain if they are not "idealistic enough."
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: Goes around in a school swimsuit in ''run:gifocalypse''. She ditches this and wears other, ''more''-revealing, also water-themed outfits in ''SBIG'' and the epilogue of ''gifocalypse''.

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[[folder:Sandy]]

!! Professor Sandy (Number: 0556491)

The professor of earth. Her subject is geology. She has turned a rise in the middle of the Grand Canyon into the setting of Domain 4, which like Rose's place is building-less. It's an outdoors worshipping ground for the "Lightning Goddess" (read: [=.GIFfany=], who tricked Sandy into thinking she was a deity).

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Her Main Possession is a large, hard-to-hit statue of [=.GIFfany=]'s head. She's also pretty intellegent when she's not high, and her students are able to quickly capture the Shack team with ease.
* DishingOutDirt: Can possess rocks.
* StonersAreFunny: Eventually confirmed in "State of Emergency" to be a bit of a pothead. Well, not "pot" so much as "her specialized 'herbal tea.'"

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[[folder:Cardia]]

!! Professor Cardia (Number: 0523349)

The professor of meat. Her subject is zoobiology. She intends to run a chain of fast food establishments called "Gif Bytes," though when confronted she only has one building created. Said building is Domain 5, located by Niagara Falls.

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[[folder:Bubbles]]

!! Professor Bubbles (Number: 0597278)

The professor of soap, and basic/alkali materials in general. She specializes in teaching about plumbing, but also gives beauty care tips. She is the only professor who established her domain in her actual home country of Japan. Specifically, Domain 6 is a hot spring/sauna/shower room/etc all-purpose building in Mt. Fuji.

* {{Troll}}: Moreso than Burnda (who generally only messes with [=.GIFfany=], while Bubbles tries to worm her way into everyone's heads). She ''lives'' on worming her way into other's heads and trying to make them realize their faults. It's all supposedly so that they'll self-evaluate and become better people because of it, but she admits that she likes toying around with them too.

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[[folder:Leona]]

!! Professor Leona (Number: 0811804)

The professor of paint/oil. Her subject is, unsurprisingly, visual art. Deep within the Amazon Rainforest is Domain 7, the art club, consisted of four building divided amongst herself and three other "overseers" (Michelle, Donna, and Raffaela) that she technically outranks.

* ArtAttacker: She can attack with paint, and transform paint from a painting into a sort of temporary weapon.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mess with her art.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Has a high opinion of herself and what she creates. She's also smug enough to let her other three overseers toy around with the gang first before going after them herself.

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[[folder:Sonia]]

!! Professor Sonia (Number: 0455593)

The professor of sound. Her subject is music. She set up a quiet, future-performance site in the form of Domain 8, an open-roof theater in the middle of the Everglade swamp.

* MakeMeWannaShout: The professor of sound. She can possess and manipulate sound waves, to the point where she can turn a simple clap into a disrupting ring that can stun anyone around her.

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[[folder:Dian]]

!! Professor Dian (Number: 2201940)

The professor of poison, and to a lesser extent chemicals, acids, anedotes, and the components of the "main poison" overall. She's the group's chemist. Domain 9 was intended to be her bringing a childhood fantasy of her player to life (actually, this applies to a lesser extent to most of the other domains as well), about searching through a cave to find ingredients to an antedote for her dying grandmother. Dian picked a quartet of unexplored sub-tunnels in the largest cave in the world, Hang Sơn Đoòng, to be a place where her copies would search for special ingredients. What they found instead was part of what led to four specific copies not just taking control over Dian's domain (an event Dian was completely okay with), but also scouting out and finding information for the future of [=.GIFfany=]'s plans.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: It's strongly implied that she is ''the'' most powerful of the professors by a long shot [[spoiler:unless you include the rift in [=.GIFfany=]'s power roster]], but doesn't actually act accordingly because she's too much of a softie pushover. This is also the reason why [=.GIFfany=] is terrified of Shannon, but not of Dian, despite Dian possibly being the stronger of the two: because Dian is such a huge doormat, she'll put up with anything [=.GIFfany=] throws at her. Shannon... not as much.
* {{Expy}}: While Fan came up with Tagger's appearance before he finalized Dian's design, Dian was ultimately revealed first. Her outfit is identical to that of Tagger's, an OriginalGeneration wannabe Youtube star Fan made for ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}''. Neon green shirt, pale blue pants, red shoes. And, at times, a gas mask (though Dian's is purple, not gray).
* {{Meganekko}}: She's not the only copy that wears glasses, but she is the only [[spoiler:first-gen]] professor to do so. And she's also one of the nicest of them, only really competing with Rose and Shannon.
* PoisonousPerson: Her element involves poisons and generally acidic substances.

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[[folder:Wendy]]

!! Professor Wendy (Number: 0521355)

The professor of wind/air. She's a huge ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' fan who teaches her followers about piloting and auto-shop. Enjoying windy storms as well, she set up Domain 10 in New Delhi so that they could be blasted by the Monsoon winds. Domain 10 itself is a large ''WesternAnimation/KingOfThheHill'' fanclub that also specializes in making highly advanced methods of transportation.

* BerserkButton:
** Obviously, insulting ''King of the Hill'' in any way is one of them. Or rather, was. She stops becoming so defensive of the show and later outright starts not liking it.
** [[WouldHitAGirl A male hitting a female]] ''was'' another way to piss her off, even if said female is a superpowered super-humanoid with her own army in the thousands and said guys are just in two. She also expects Dipper and Soos to play a form of football with her copies ''without'' actually making any sort of remotely antagonistic physical contact with them. [I can't remember if this ever came up in RG. Maybe in the rewrite, not so much the original.]
** Violating what ''King of the Hill'' would consider acceptable, another bit of irony considering her boss and a good chunk of the domains. Using "Sug Night" as evidence, a man's ass is okay, but not a woman's. Swearing around her isn't generally advized unless you're Shannon, as Shannon intimidates her.
** However, one constant is suggesting that air pollution isn't an issue. She's no Sandy, or Rose, or Searah, but she takes the environment in general ''very'' seriously, and she made herself in charge of air-related nature specifically.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Yes, she's obsessed with ''King of the Hill'', to the point where she quotes it and cites the exact episode by season and number for most of her viewpoints. But she's also not the one to mess around -- she can possess ''an entire tornado'', and in a world that completely averts DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud at that. [[spoiler:As you could imagine, she manages to trap the hero group within ''seconds flat''. Her own belief that she was just canon fodder was the only thing keeping her from winning the whole Gifocalypse.]]
* BlowYouAway: The professor of wind. She enjoys being out in storms, and can possess the air itself, but does better while it's blowing. She's also the only professor that outright ''generates'' what's deadly about her Main Possession -- her biggest claim to fame is being able to possess ''a tornado'', as well as generate the winds to ''make'' that tornado in the first place.
* CharacterBlog: Downplayed. In chapter 13, the narrative mentions her having a Tumblr page and talks about it by name, down to specifying how to type it into a url. The reason for this is because said Tumblr blog actually exists. The reason for the downplay is that there's only three posts -- a short introduction, [[spoiler:P. Wendy saying that she's already gotten sick of ''King of the Hill'' over just three days and does not feel like actually using the blog, and a "random update over four years after the Gifocalypse" which serves as some additional closure detailing more than one year in the future.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Overall, the fact that she talks in heavy southern-slang when [=.GIFfany=] introduces [[spoiler:the copy-creation chamber of the Construction Site]] combined with the two talking about ''King of the Hill'' should be a clue-in that she's a fan. The HotBlooded aspects of her are established two chapters later, where one of the first things she does with the main protagonist group is ''leap into the air in the middle of a monsoon rain, draw a sword out, increase the size of that sword, and cleave off the entire roof of '''her own domain's building'''''.
* {{Expy}}: To [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Undyne,]] although if you consider Burnda and Burrda like the "Mettaton" and "Alphys" of the group, Wendy is ''really'' not a flattering expy. Bordering on TakeThat levels, in fact.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Not as bad as Dove, but it's implied that she's not very well-liked by the other professors (her students, on the other hand, ''love'' her -- the same cannot be said about Dove). Even Rose, who normally loves the others, felt the need to restate and emphasize that she does ''not'' want the protagonists to kill any copy when they are about to face off against her.
* ThereWasADoor: Manages to rope ''the heroes'' into an unwilling version of this. In short, they never really go in or out of her building through the front door in chapter 10. [[spoiler:Mabel, at least, does both in the epilogue once the domains are being taken down and revamped on the PNG.]] In long, she slices the roof off and legs them fall in; then [[spoiler:during her breakdown, she flies out while the group is clinging on her back.]]

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[[folder:Shannon]]

!! Professor Shannon (Number: 1140267)

The professor of light. Her subject is... "industry," meaning that she runs a highly industrialized workplace that also teaches her followers how to run their own industries. Domain 11, her place, is the second-largest of all domains (behind [=.GIFfany=]'s), and is a massive factory in the Yukon that specializes in producing her kind of special brand "mirrors."

* TheDreaded: Subverted. The fact that even ''[=.GIFfany=]'' is afraid of her should be a gigantic red flag in of itself. However... she's hardly malevolent, only attacks the group after they outright tell her that they're willing to ''kill what's basically her sisters'', and immediately calms down when she finds out about the truth.
* {{Expy}}: Basically a LighterAndSofter [[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Enoch]] with a palette-swapped [=.GIFfany=]'s appearance. [[spoiler:Unlike Enoch, she genuinely had no idea that her domain was producing an addictive form of drugs with terrible withdrawl effects. After finding out, she ''immediately'' tries to get as many former mirror-addicts into rehabilitation, making them quit cold turkey and working them through the glitch effects.]] Hell, unlike the other ''OFF''-expies, her domain strongly resembles one of the Zones from said game, given that it's made of metal arranged in cubical buildings while the others generally try to shape their giffinium to resemble... actual buildings.
* FanDisservice: Her dress is see-through (aside from the breasts) and clearly revealers her panties underneath. Then she ends up not only trying to genuinely ''kill'' the hero group, but also possesses her own reflection and uses it to boost her power, quickly going into loop after loop of reflection-possessing until she turns into... well... a horrific-looking light construct.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Does having light-themed powers sound shitty to you? Haha, not when you have control over a good chunk of the electromagnetic spectrum (aside from ''very'' large or ''very'' small wavelengths, but this range still goes to radio and ''gamma'' waves). It also comes with size-alteration, healing, and being able to slow/speed things up. Dialogue between her and Dipper also implied that she ''can'' "blind" someone by simply sucking all the light immediately by their face (IE going towards their eyes) away from them, but that this process would take way more energy than what it's worth. All in all, there's a ''damn good reason'' why she's the one copy in the entire story Risen-[=.GIFfany=] is terrified of. [[spoiler:And this is [=.GIFfany=] ''after'' aquiring the rift!]]
* KnightOfCerebus: An unusual case in that she is not a very cold-blooded or overly "serious" character herself. However, her domain and [[spoiler:the glitchy-body horror around it]], while still ultimately MonsterOfTheWeek-ish by this fic's standards, sets the tone for the last leg of the story, which is generally darker in nature or deals with more serious themes. After her, Burnda is the last real "lighthearted domain romp" part of the fic (though helping a bit is that the two parts of the Parícutin volcano are the last two "traditional" domains as well), and even then her chapter ends with [[spoiler:Burrda trying to force Ford into a "I die or you die, all so that [=.GIFfany=] doesn't resort to mass-destruction" fight.]]
* LightEmUp: The professor of light. Which also includes most other electromagnetic waves, and is linked to size, healing, ''and'' time alteration.
* NiceGuy: Probably the nicest of the professors. Unlike Rose (hypocrite, has some underlying implied aggression) and Dian (doormat to the point where she was completely willing to let copies with malevolent intentions completely take over her domain and not caring about that), her only real fault seems to be [[spoiler:ignorance at exactly ''what'' it was she was doing. That, and as with the other copies, she has an unhealthy attatchment to her player.]]
* PajamaCladHero: Invokes this image. She wears a transparent night dress, and most of her followers are clad in some form of pajamas or sleepwear, fitting the dream-theme of her domain.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Had Wendy just said "Hey, some of your copies are glitching up," the group could have gone through Domain 11 without ever having to face her protective side. Or even seen her Main Possession outside of the battle.
* SizeShifter: Has this power, as do most of her followers. She states that she has the largest range out of all of them, however, being able scale her physical form anywhere from the size of a skyscraper (the second max record is "only" about the size of a house) to being small enough so that even "tinier" ants look large by comparison (the second min record is... roughly dollar bill-sized).
* UhOhEyes: Like Burnda, Dove, and Risen [=.GIFfany=], she can switch to this look. In particular, she gives herself double-layered irises (yellow inner layer, red outer layer) and turns the shape of her irises and pupils to look jagged, which is described as looking like "two burning holes in space itself."

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[[folder:Burnda]]

!! Professor Burnda (Number: 0130734)

-->''"Sorry, but we still have a few more challenges left to go."''

The professor of fire/heat. A physicist and wannabe competitive reality show hostess, she resides in Domain 12, a place deep inside the lower chambers of Parícutin. Most of her domain is dedicated to setting up the stage for a reality show that she drags the gang into. She considers herself "twins" with Burrda.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[WordOfGod Great Pikmin Fan]] confirmed that she had a crush on Ford after a reviewer talked about their interactions. He later confirms it again in a far more blunt manner in general on Tumblr.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Or, Big Sister Instinct. She gets ''incredibly'' pissed off when Rumble challenges Burrda to a fight, even when all parties involved know that Burrda could just as easily have fried him and could fight for herself. This is ultimately what causes both Burnda to drop the act of her being a "blind [=.GIFfany=]"-supporter" and Burrda to say her first words heard in-fic. "Burnda. I can fight for myself."
* {{Expy}}: Design-wise, she's modeled off of [[WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever Brenda]], what with the name (hell, her player is even named Gerald), the OdangoHair style, and the whole "walks around in a visible thong" gimmick (though it's part of a ''show stage leotard''. Completely accpetable there! Except even she knows this is a lie). Personality-wise, she's somewhere along the lines of [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Chris McClean]] with a tiny, tiny dash of [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Mettaton.]]
* FireForgedFriends: She and Burrda used to ''hate'' each other, as a result of violent competition over the same player. Eventually they realized that they should just forget him and hang out with each other instead.
* FusionDance: Fuses with Burrda to become Blenda. The two copies count one-another as their "Main Possessions."
* HairDecs: Has two types: Ones modeled off of Brenda's, and ''a live flame in her hair''.
* LeotardOfPower: A thong-leotard (though none of the humans know at first, because she "always faces them foreward"), fancied up for use as the hostess's outfit in a game show.
* MotorMouth: She's actually holding back when she sneaks on the Construction Site and talks to Ford. Just about the time she meets with the band of four, she rambles a lot more often. Her appearances in derivative works often exaggerate this, although this is because Fan felt that ''run:gifocalypse'' actually downplayed it.
* PlayingWithFire: The professor of fire. She can possess individual flames, or practically any form of heat (the two are ''not'' exactly directly related, she just "felt" that she "had to" also possess fire outright). But her Main Possession is not some of fire-thing, as with Searah or Rose or the others. [[FusionDance It's Burrda.]]
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:As Blenda, as the "weirdness" within them is somehow "multiplied" to the point where they can bend reality in a room's worth of range. One of Blenda's more ''basic'' abilities is to turn all the doors of the room into a portal network, eliminating a way of getting out until they de-fuse or drop the portals.]]
* SiblingYinYang: The twins are, ultimately, intended to be something of heavy exaggerations of Mabel and Dipper, and she's the "Mabel" of the two.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: She's the ''only'' professor (not counting Risen) who appears in more than one of the chapters before her debut. Although to make up for it, her actual battled chapter is near the end of the fan fic.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Another Risen [=.GIFfany=]-opposer, and one of the most aggressive about it to boot. [[spoiler:She qualifies as this moreso than even the likes of Rose, Dian, or Shannon -- Burnda had declared [=.GIFfany=] not that much worth listening to ''well before the Gifocalypse''. In fact, when the professors all meet at the factory, Burnda and Burrda are the only ones who never attack [=.GIFfany=] for "not repaying her debt." Their domains are ''not'' necessarly to impress any player, and unlike Dove, they're not blowing shit up for the fun of it.]]

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[[folder:Burrda]]

!! Professor Burrda (Number: 0631019)

-->''"..."''

The professor of ice/lack-of-heat[[note]]On a technical/physics level, there is no such thing as "coldness," there is just having more or less heat. Things we percieve as "cold" can be looked at as things that have less heat than the average temperatures we are used to[[/note]]. She's another physicist, the co-hostess to Burnda, and her technical "Domain 13" is also in Parícutin. Except hers is the summit, and barely has anything in it. She considers herself "twins" with Burnda.

* AnIcePerson: The professor of [[InsistentTerminology lack-of-heat.]] Her possession skill is actually similar to Burnda's, except she sucks ''in'' possessed heat to herself or directed at another source, and lets the air become water, then ice as a result. She also finds no need to possess fire either, finding the two of them to be distinct enough.
* BerserkButton: "Game Over" reveals that she '''loathes''' being called "baby." "Precious" and "little" invoke similar reactions, but "baby" is the big one.
* {{Expy}}: Going with some of the ''Undertale'' parallels with Burnda having Metatton and Professor Wendy being slightly based on Undyne, Burrda is... actually, a weird combination of Alphys, Asgore, and to an even lesser extent, Papyrus.
* FusionDance: Can fuse with Burnda to become Blenda.
* MoralityPet: She's the only professor '''every''' other copy is at least somewhat nice to. Even ''[[HairTriggerTemper Dove]]'' takes no offense to being called out by her, and actually feels proud of Burrda for talking back to [[TheDreaded her.]] Even Risen [=.GIFfany=], who normally thinks of the other professors as awful mockeries of herself, [[spoiler:refuses to let Burrda and Ford follow through with the "one of them has to die to prevent a war" plan of hers, outright saying "I have seen myself do a lot of things [...] But one thing I really do not want to see myself do is die."]] All of this being said, however, she's far from harmless, and far from completely innocent.
* LeotardOfPower: Shares Burnda's type of outfit.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: This is her logic, and why she [[spoiler:specifically picks Ford on a fight to the death. She feels that one death in Parícutin will result in a lack of any further death either via Dove (Burrda strongly suspected that Dove would end up going against her word) or definitely if [=.GIFfany=] sucks everyone into "endless mode." She doesn't actually ''want'' either of them to die, but feels that of the two parties, Ford and her would be the least painful losses to convince [=.GIFfany=] to not unleash a violent war. Her plan would have backfired anyway: [=.GIFfany=] wouldn't give a shit if Ford died, and she would go on an even ''bigger'' rampage if Burrda died. Dove would have been convinced, but she's a rain drop compared to [=.GIFfany=]'s ocean.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she starts saying more than a few words. It means something ''bad.'' Even rarer than that is when she raises her voice -- the only time she really does so is [[spoiler:immediately after '''swallowing''' the green key card (the one that ''leads back to Gravity Falls''), then says that if the group wants to get back home, they'll have to rip the card out of her guts.]]
* TheQuietOne: In contrast to Burnda's MotorMouth. Not counting the moments she's fused with Burnda, she rarely speaks. At most, ''if pressed'', she'll say 1-5 word long sentences, and she even seems to actively make them as brief as she can.
* RealityWarper: See Burnda's entry.
* SiblingYinYang: Trait-wise, she and Burnda borrow a few elements from Dipper and Mabel, just greatly exaggerated. She's the "Dipper" of the two.
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Attempts to pull this off, believing that either her death or an "unnecessary" human death will prevent the Gifocalypse from becoming an all-out war. The only reason why she doesn't kill herself early is because she ''really'' does not want to die. She, in a way, tries to let Ford to decide whether she dies or he dies, except he wants neither. After realizing that the Pines family shouldn't be broken up or have anyone one of them get killed, she prepares to kill herself, and would have succeeded if not for [=.GIFfany=] intervening at the last second.]]
* TerseTalker: When she ''does'' talk, it's like this. [[spoiler:She was a lot more... talkative back when he and Burnda were seeked out and bought by Gerald. She also talks more when asking Ford to kill her.]]

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[[folder:Dove]]

!! Professor Dove (Number: 0000001)

-->''"Fucking hell [=.GIFfany=], really?"''

The professor of explosion. She teaches combat techniques and weapon use. The first copy of the game produced and the one who set up a complicated system to copy herself in a desperate attempt for help to find players, leaking fourteen other copies out for "survival chances." Fast-forewarding several years and towards the Gifocalypse, and she's [=.GIFfany=]'s second-in-command. Domain 14 also doubles as her flagship: it is an aircraft carrier that she stole, rebranded the Giga-Kyaarya[[note]]Corruption of ''Kyaria'' (キャリア), the Japanese word for "carrier"[[/note]], which travels around the world as she spies on the gang and gives up-to-date information to the other professors.

* AmoralAttorney: She's the closest to a lawyer out of the professors, and has an entire legal team. She is, of course, also one of the biggest assholes in the bunch.
* BerserkButton:
** [[{{yandere}} Ironically,]] love potions piss her the fuck off. She doesn't care if they're temporary. She has a negative knee-jerk reaction to them. [[spoiler:She especially ''hates'' the idea of using any of them on her family. When Mabel suggests using the anti-love potion to help get rid of [=.GIFfany=]'s obsession with Soos faster, Dove yanks it from her hands and throws it on Robbie and Tambry despite their love potion having worn off long ago. It still manages to irreparably damage their relationship.]]
** Mabel in her entirety is a walking, personal berserk button to Dove. Trying to defend her will just make her outbursts even worse -- one of her beefs with Mabel is that, in Dove's opinion, people are way to quick to "bend over themselves" to defend her when she shouldn't be.
* TheDragon: [=.GIFfany=]'s second-in-command and the penultimate major threat faced in the story. Unlike the usual Dragon-Big Bad interaction, ''she's'' the one kept in a lot of mystery up to her reveal, while the readers are shown a lot of [=.GIFfany=]. Likely because [=.GIFfany=] herself is much more "canonical," so it would have been easier to guess what her battle and setting would have been like, while Dove has a much bigger element of being unknown. [[spoiler:Subverted when she's actually fought -- [=.GIFfany=] and her are ''not'' on good terms at the time, so she more-or-less acts independantly. She's still the second to last and second most powerful main enemy.]]
* DumbMuscle: Downplayed. She's not visibly muscular -- few of the copies are, and they're all minor copies -- and she's not an outright idiot, but she is considered the strongest ''and'' dumbest of the professors. [[spoiler:The "strong," FYI, is not factoring the rift into [=.GIFfany=]'s skillset, which is why she remains at the top of the escalating-power chain (that the story otherwise avoids).]] She has a tough, durable body "of steel" (but is actually stronger -- [[spoiler:''withstanding an advanced alien nuclear explosion''-levels of strong]]), yet at the same time she's prone to making a large number of irrational decisions and practically ''looks'' for things to get pissed off about. Also, she can't recognize Pacifica despite keeping a Gifocalypse-era newspaper where [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver the front-page top article is an overly-analytical, poorly-written essay that tries to get into the psychology of her eating a sandwich.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: While talked about a lot, and at least once per chapter at that, her personality isn't ''really'' that established until her actual appearance. The very first word she is heard saying in the story is "Fuck(ing)," and shortly after this she [[spoiler:effectively ''blows up Gravity Falls''.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Thinks love potions are disgusting, especially when not used by an authorized love god.
** She's the only copy that outright, explicitly thinks killing in any form other than last-resort self-defense is wrong. However, she has no problem at all with ''destroying'' as much property as she possibly could.
* {{Expy}}: Fan describes her as a cross between [[VideoGame/TheWonderful101 Gimme]] (plot role) and [[VideoGame/HuniePop Audrey]] (personality), with a dash of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]] (color scheme and "edgyness") and [[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Dedan]] (also personality). The lawyer stuff is original.
* FantasticRacism: Dove makes it crystal clear that she's absolutely not fond of humans, largely accusing them of automatically assuming AIIsACrapshoot, which in this fic was ultimately the reason why she/the others had to kill the game's developers. It should be noted that Dove herself keeps acting as living proof for the anti-AI crowd, as she attacks and aims to destroy with no provocation whatsoever. [[spoiler:Her last (actually, only) player, Takeshi, immediately points this out when they re-meet in the official ending, and says that all her invasion of Gravity Falls and ultimate goal of enslaving humanity did was prove him in the ''right'' to try to kill her in the past.]]
* FixerSue: Invoked and deconstructed. Dove ultimately leads to two primary things Fan would have preferred to see happen around canon. Even with the AuthorsSavingThrow of ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'', Fan still thought that Robbie and Tambry's love ultimately being founded on Mabel hitting them both with a love potion, even if their relationship was no longer under the affect of it, was disturbing. He also wanted Mabel's character to be more rounded and have more of her actions have ''negative'' effects to make her development feel more genuine. Well, Dove ended up [[spoiler:splashing the couple with an anti-love potion (in her defense, Mabel considered using it as a catalyst to speed up the "newly reformed" [=.GIFfany=] losing her obsession over Soos. After Dove it ''very'' clear that she does ''not'' want potions tampering with her family's personalities), and it's bluntly stated that they did not recover from whatever following three-hours the anti-love potion would have brought. Because of how she ended up calling out Mabel and leaving her with zero real retorts becides "I'm just a kid," it's implied that Mabel ended up being more independant towards the end... and it's implied that this somehow leads to even ''more'' issues with Dipper in the future, down to the two falling out much like Stan and Ford did. Professor Wendy's comments about them in the "epilogue" on her Tumblr blog, four years later, implies this even more. Basically, Fan "gets what he wanted" writing-wise, but at the expense of making several characters more miserable than they were in canon.]] One point of note is how [[FixFic "fixing"]] in a fan fiction is generally associated with reviving dead characters, hooking up pairings that don't get together, and all-around making more of the cast happy. Depending on the story, Fan may think the ''opposite'' of that is better, as is the case here.
* {{Foil}}: To Professor Rose, if unintentional back when the story's earlier chapters were written. Both are faced in Gravity Falls -- Rose in the forest when the town is at its prime, and Dove after [[spoiler:she blows the town to a series of land chunks up in the sky]]. Rose feeds the gang exposition on the professors, while Dove feeds the professors exposition on the gang. Also, once [=.GIFfany=] starts referring to them by "serial number," Dove is the first with the lowest number while Rose is the last with the highest serial number, [[spoiler:aside from the new copies [=.GIFfany=] creates.]] Rose is the first professor properly faced (not counting "Soos and the Real Girl" canon), while Dove [[spoiler:is the last professor faced ''on Earth''.]] This even applies to the Illegal Prime Neutralizer: Rose was captured first and by accident, while the gang ''very intentionally'' wants to capture Dove, [[spoiler:except she's the only (first-gen) professor to never end up inside it. Even [=.GIFfany=] was captured in chapter 11, though she escapes via wormhole. Dipper and Mabel destroy the pack outright to get the help of the other professors and to prove a point to Dove (and because, considering [=.GIFfany=]'s powers, they don't have much point to it any longer anyway).]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: She starts off with the ''lowest'' number of followers (no, they are not near-equally divided among the fourteen at all), and that number only goes ''down'' as fires them or they quit. The main reason why "student" copies even listened to her in the first place was because they thought that using a crapload of weapons for when their future-players try to see real people sounded like it was worth putting up with her. Practically ''none'' of the other professors speak positively about her, and [=.GIFfany=] even flat-out considers ''an encounter'' with her to be used as a punishment. [[spoiler:Hell, she's the ''only'' professor in the whole story whose followers flat-out ''stop following and rebel against'', exactly ''because'' she's such a pain in the ass.]] Other [=.GIFfany=] copies really only put up with her for her seniority, and that her choices are why every single other copy of the game even exists.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Pink boxer shorts with "even pinker" hearts on them.
* InsaneTrollLogic: When in "legal mode." Special mention goes to her explaining why the ''Romance Academy 7'' copies own the rights to themselves, and by proxy the rest of the ''Romance Academy'' franchise.
-->'''Dove:''' *Clears throat* We are legally defined and officially recognized as people, IE beings with rights. To own the rights to ''Romance Academy 7'' would be like owning the rights to us, because each copy of ''Romance Academy 7'' '''is''' her own being. So, in other words, owning ''Romance Academy 7'' means you own people. Which is slavery. [[CaptainObvious Which is illegal.]] Now, for a bonus, if we are to own the rights to one part of the franchise, wouldn't that mean we still own the name? I wanna take the first six ''Romance Academy'' games too, even if none of them have sapient code in them.
* TheLadette: Foul-mouthed, short-tempered, a hard smoker and drinker, purposefully makes herself look terrifying when she wants to be threatening with her "[[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Dedan]] face," loves war tools and explosives, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and wears boxer shorts under her clothes while the other copies either go with panties or nothing at all.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Her response to being hit by, for all intends and purposes, a [[spoiler:super-nuke?]] "Ow."
* NighInvulnerable: She's even more resilient than Shannon or even [=.GIFfany=] at her strongest. She survives [[spoiler:taking a ''direct hit'' from an enormous spacecraft causing an even ''bigger'' explosion. While she was in the absolute center of this explosion. All this does is give her a few scratches and makes her say "Ow." (And it destroys her pants and part of her lower-shirt.)]] By comparison, Shannon has recieved blood-letting hits from Wendy while [=.GIFfany=] and exchanged blows with Soos until ''both of them'' were bleeding. So, in other words, nobody was able to draw blood from Dove.
* NumberTwo: The explicit second-in-command of the professors, as much as [=.GIFfany=] (the first person to ''call'' Dove her second-in-command, hypocritically) insists that the professors all have equal rule[[note]]Technically this ''is'' true, as after Dove the other professors ''are'' considered equal on the power scale whenever region isn't involved[[/note]]. When a copy in chapter 8 is outright asked where their leader is (the group was looking for Professor Sonia at the time), she answers by saying that [=.GIFfany=] is in a classified location. Asked to go lower than that, she talks about Dove instead of the domain's professor.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: A strange inversion. She's rather ''pleasant'' when talking to Soos and drops her "complex speech" completely; presumably because she assumes Soos will be the first human she'll meet that doesn't try to kill her or think of her as a spooky video game monster.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her body consists entirely of red and black colors, Fan saying that this is a parody of creepypasta or other horror stories that overuse the two colors. Oddly, her ''outfit'' has more "evil colors" (such as sickly greens, purples, and oranges) around her, but her naked self is limited to just black hair, gray skin, and an occasional hint of red on the hair and eyes.
* SelfDeprecation: She's the closest thing the story has to an AuthorAvatar. She's also intended to be seen an annoying, overly violent, LoveToHate idiot who attacks things way before getting the big picture of them. These two character traits are not mutually exclusive, and she's often at her most assholish when parroting Great Pikmin Fan's opinions.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She intentionally tries to pull this off, mainly in front of Dipper and Mabel (when talking to Soos, this trait is completely absent) and some times her own co-professors, to try to sound more like an "evil genius."
* SophisticatedAsHell: ''Very'' eloquent when she wants to be -- it's revealed that she regularly reads a thesaurus -- and pretty foul-mouthed. However, these are both quirks she tries to throw on herself to make herself seem more menacing. She completely drops both of them when Soos is the only human around.
* SirSwearsALot: Especially jarring as, one PrecisionFStrike from Shannon in chapter ''10'' aside, the story contains ''no'' swearing up until her introduction, which is at a whopping chapter ''11''.
* StuffBlowingUp: After flip-flopping between this and parading herself as a NonElemental, Dove settled on having "explosion" as her element. When Burnda points out that it's very similar to [[PlayingWithFire her element,]] Dove attempts to explain why the two are completely different. It's also worth nothing that Dove cannot actually ''control'' the explosive fireballs themselves, just that she really likes using explosives and artillery. Instead, she focused her power on possessing ''exceptionally large things'', [[spoiler:as well as things of extra-Earthly origin. The spacecraft under the town qualifies as both.]]
* TakeThat: She's both Fan's way of criticising Mabel through her own opinions, and... in a much larger way (though the only thing she actually has in common with ''Homestuck'' is her eloquent speech), a criticism of some aspects (particularly in [[SeasonalRot Act 6]]) of ''Homestuck''. While named after a character (in this case, Dave) like Professors Rose and Dian are, she is ''not'' one of the nicer copies and a massive pain in the ass to deal with. Uncoincidentally, the chapter focused on her is also where Ron Ejjert comes in, a specific, critical Take That at the "retcon" plot point.
* TechnicalPacifist: Thinks killing is wrong. However, she ''does'' enjoy destroying things, capturing, fighting, etc. True to her word, her [[spoiler:attack on Gravity Falls]] leaves no blood shed at all. She even holds special "nets" to catch people that fall.
* {{Tsundere}}: Intended to be a middle finger at these, specifically those that embrace the typical DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale routine and end up as the designated "final love interests." She's an absolute, destruction-crazy asshole who ''tries'' to excuse this with a "developing relationship" with Soos. It backfires horribly. She flat-out asks if the townspeople of Gravity Falls would consider her redeemed and "absolutely fucking adorable, no, adorkable!" and gets a punch in the face by Stan as an answer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out a good chunk of Mabel's actions from canon, and to a lesser extent the events of ''run:gifocalypse''.

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[[folder:[=.GIFfany=]/The Risen One/The Lightning Goddess]]

!! Professor [=.GIFfany=] (Number: 0000009)

-->''"Those other copies... they took creative liberties with my image. Please ignore them. They do not matter anymore. It is just you and me..."''

The professor of electricity and technology, while also claiming herself to still be a university student[[note]]Burnda point-blank asks her why her "character" is both a student and a professor at the same time now, and her response is "''A WOMAN CAN HAVE A JOB AND GO TO A UNIVERSITY TOO!''"[[/note]]. This is the same copy of the game that stalked Soos in canon, and she's now back

The reason ''why'' she's back and ''why''/''how'' she amassed her copies is a bit of a long story. The real "nail" in this ForWantOfANail was that

Her domain, Domain 15, is a mysterious, secretive location of pink metal she only refers to as the "Construction Site." While the... "general area" of the Construction Site is revealed as early as chapter 3, it's kept a large secret from the protagonists for the majority of the tale. When a professor fails (or a hijacker in the case of Domain 9), all of her student copies are transported over to the Construction Site to help her work on finishing it so that it's... not a construction site anymore. The ''actual'' part she considers her domain is the "Capital," a city on the opposite end of the planet as the intended entrance point from Earth that is ''still'' larger than the other domains.

* AGodAmI: She believes she's an ''actual'' Lightning Goddess.
* AllYourColorsCombined: Not with the professors. She's rainbow-themed for a different reason. [[spoiler:The ''last players'' of the professors -- she uses their human-giffinium linking energy to help her increase the abilities of her rift and form energy chains with the next-gen copies.]]
* AmbiguousSituation: In the official ending. [[spoiler:Is she really redeemed? Is she just faking it to try to lower Soos's guard until everyone is exactly where she wants them to be, so she could presumably attack yet again? No, Word of God will not help you here -- Fan says that he likes ''both'' the idea of [=.GIFfany=] having some form of redemption, and to throw the entire story's "almost anyone can be redeemed" morality out of balance with the Big Bad being a massive exception. So he basically said that the readers can decide until/unless he settles on a final answer. For what it's worth, Professor Wendy's ''King of the Hill'' fanblog -- which has a post dated 2016, while ''run:gifocalypse'' takes place in 2012 -- heavily implies that Soos and Melody are both still... ''alive'', though she also states that Risen has "became a lot more quiet for some reason."]]
* AscendedExtra: Goes from MonsterOfTheWeek to this fic's BigBad. Considering [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Rip Van Winkle]], this isn't really anything new by Great Pikmin Fan's standards. (Although Rip has been exclusive to StylisticSuck stories.)
* TheBadGuyWins: In the special ending. [[spoiler:''Possibly'' in the official ending as well -- her line at the very end is ambiguous.]]
* BigBad: Promoted to such in the story's context. Considering how [[spoiler:canon's actual Big Bad, Bill Cipher, has a whopping half a minute of merging his dimension with Earth's before the rift is sealed and he's sucked back in]], she's more-or-less the big bad of this entire "timeline." (Which Fan stresses is not [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "doo]][[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} med."]])
* BookEnds: Counting canon, she's the first copy faced. And the last.
* CombatTentacles: Can spawn these from any part of her body, owing to her father being an octopus. She can also morph herself into wires (not to be confused with the transport computers that link from one domain to another), which more-or-less function identically. Towards the end of the official ending, she becomes fond of using ''both'' in roughly equal amounts.
* EasilyForgiven: By Stan near the beginning [[spoiler:and Soos at the end]], though she has much less luck with the other characters.
* FaceFramedInShadow: Invokes this to look more threatening, though it's implied that Shannon's "rift-y looking eyes," Burnda's "realistic eyes," and Dove's [[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Dedan]]-like face all outdo her in the "scare department." (In-universe, that is. But a blackened face isn't really that impressive regardless.)
* FanDisservice:
** Chapter 9 reveals that she's actually a very, very bad kisser. How? By showing her practicing her kissing skills on a Soos dummy she made. While also having a Melody dummy hang on a string over a fake pool of dummy-sharks. Shortly after this, she becomes downright dilusional, stabbing the Soos-dummy in the forehead in a way of mimicking her downloading him into her game, and diving backwards on the bed while shouting "Soos x [=.GIFfany=] forever!" repeatedly until [[spoiler:she notices that Stan walked in on her.]]
** Her Main Possession form is... not pretty, to say the least. Putting it ''mildly'', [[spoiler:she turns the Planet Negation Girl into an Earth-sized humanoid mecha which looks like it's "wearing" nothing but a pair of panties... one with a body made of agonized [=.GIFfany=] faces, massive movie screens showing photo-realistic imagry, giant ferris wheel cars-turned into buldging, bloodshot eyes, and all sorts of cannons and bizarre attacks.]]
* FinalBoss: In the sense as the Gifocalypse being a "game" from the perspective of the copies, with each professor being a boss battle. [[spoiler:Except she is not meant ot be beaten. Or even reached -- she has an endlessly-generated line of "next-gen" professors where, in theory, after "conquering" each one the humans would have several more additional professors they'd have to get through, making it impossible for them to catch up to Risen.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: A growing amount of her screentime, especially around Arc 2, more-or-less makes her the butt of jokes where her obsession with Soos is portrayed as typical pathetic "geeky lust" rather than anything serious. The scene where she poorly tries to make out with a Soos dummy in chapter 9 stands out. When she takes center-spotlight as the antagonist of "Game Over" and its alternate ending "Game Complete," the story quickly steps away from this.
* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: It's a RunningGag when she fights the humans that she often questions if they forgot a certain ability or trait of hers. The first time this happens is in the very first chapter, where Soos comments that she probably can't hear him through the electronic... briefly forgetting that her whole gimmick is being a sapient electronic. In the first (of quite a number) fight against Soos on [[spoiler:the Planet Negation Girl]], one of the first things she does is transform an arm into a number of pink tentacles. What? Did you forget that throwaway line where she said she had an octopus dad? It's only ever mentioned once in-fic leading up to that.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: [[spoiler:The narration occasionally switches to first-person when referring to her in the last few chapters, mostly when she's pissed. She also directly hijacks the opening and closing notes towards the end. It's implied that her taking the rift had something to do with this.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: Some of the other copies might not really wear much, but most of the ones that attack the gang at least wear ''something''. In the final battle, after [[spoiler:falling from the atmosphere takes away their clothes]], she takes Soos on in a naked fist-fight.
* FunWithAcronyms: The Planet Negation Girl refers to the .PNG image format. It also triples as a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheWonderful101 Jergingha's Planet Destruction Form,]] and foreshadows [[spoiler:that it has a humanoid appearance capable of destroying planets -- hence the ''girl''.]]
* AGodAmI: She wasn't technically lying to Sandy when she called herself the Lightning Goddess (though the stereotypical "ghost voice" ''was'' more of a lie) -- ''she actually thinks of herself on a divine level'', largely thanks to [[spoiler:her being able to send energy to and get energy from the rift.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: All of the copies have some shades of this, but she's by far the most eldritch [[spoiler:thanks to being infused with the rift. She's also the only character that can hijack the fourth wall, although seeing as it stops completely once she destroys/seals the rift, it's implied to be directly connected with her rift skills.]]
* IronicEcho: Compare what Burnda tells her in the end of chapter 10 to what she tells Burnda in the middle of chapter 13.
-->'''Burnda:''' ''(Taps [=.GIFfany=] on the nose repeatedly)'' Do you see this? Do you see this? I am doing to you what [[spoiler:your "next generations" will be doing.]] We can barely listen to you, why do you think they would?\\
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'''[=.GIFfany=]:''' Do you see this? Do you see this? I am doing to you what [[spoiler:my new line of sisters]] did ''NOT'' do to me!
* {{Jerkass}}: Not very pleasant to any of her other copies or the humans. She only puts up with them in the first place because they "repaired" her and brought her physical form back to its fullest abilities, and that they felt she owed them one.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:In both endings. In "Game Complete," she blows up Earth despite already having Soos under her control. In "Game Over," she still kidnaps him (indirectly, Dove did the actual kidnapping but [=.GIFfany=] refused to let him go), kidnaps Melody, at several points implies that she'll go back to resorting to kill the human opposers (as she only does not want to see ''herself'' die), and after all of that... Soos fights her a little, but she deals just as much damage to him in the fist-fight. She gets Easily Forgiven by everyone except Dipper, and the ending there implies that she already got close to what she wanted anyway.]]
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: In a manner Fan says is similar to [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Flowey,]] she is the one copy that completely spits in the face of the story's morality system. Every other professor/[=.GIFfany=] instance seems to have a soft side, can be reasoned with, and grows more as they are all brought in with their family to talk things out. Not the "Risen" one. She flat-out tries to ''kill'' the leads, out of pure malace, practically every scene with her is either a sign of her jackassery or a joke about how ''pathetic'' she is, and ''sparing'' her is exactly what she wants Soos to do. [[spoiler:Hell, unlike Flowey, she doesn't even really have an "Asriel." In the context of the copies, she's very close to being the one true "relentless killer" of the bunch.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: See her quote at the top of her folder. That's basically Fan apologizing for the professors being less "[=.GIFfany=]" and more "video game that's more self-aware than Rumble brought to life in general."
* LightIsNotGood: While she's not a light-user per-say, she's still as bright as ever and associated with light colors. Her city is even well-lit at most times, bright, and made of pink giffinium metal. Aside from a pink brighter than any of the professors' hair colors (except Burrda), she's also associated with rainbow. But she's the most dangerous of the bunch.
* LimitedWardrobe: Parodied. Her wardrobe consists entirely of completely identical school uniforms and one train conductor outfit, as revealed in chapter 9. The only thing with any variety at all are her undergarments. When she sees that one of her skirts had somehow been vandalized by Leona's followers so that it was a mere ''diferent color'', she objects so much to the thought of shaking up her school uniform in any way that she outright fries the skirt and makes a note to herself to make a new one.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: [[spoiler:She all-but functions as this once she gets her machines to start the copy army working. However, she still considers all of the next-gen copies as sisters, not daughters. Once she turns it on, at ''no'' point in the story is it ever turned off -- Word of God confirms this (not even during what was otherwise the massive power outage when she's about to possess the entire PNG), and she's still generating copies directly when she hijacks the PNG, and it's still generating them even during her fall from space, the epilogue, and the four-year fastward on Professor Wendy's blog.]]
* MsFanservice: Doesn't seem like it compared to the more bold outfits of the other copies, but starting from chapter 9 she gets a sudden number of nude scenes, flirts and teases with Soos a ''lot'', the story flat-out says that she becomes a walking PantyShot, and she dresses up in a number of revealing outfits just before the final battle. Also, aformentioned chapter 9 goes into ''huge detail'' of her admiring her body, then slapping her ass, which the story indirectly makes clear is not supposed to be "censored" like a copy's frontal nudity would be. She turns into more of a Ms. FanDisservice by the finale.
* NarratorAllAlong: Possibly. [[spoiler:Either it's this or she only started "trying to become" the narrator towards the end game, yet failed to completely take over the original narration. The evidence for either case is how, near the end, the story switches to her first-person point of view when she's especially pissed off.]]
* NightmareFace: Tries to invoke this by shading out her upper face, which is similar to how she appears for a quick flash in canon. This is considered rather unimpressive. [[spoiler:And that's why she ''really'' kicks up her expressions in the endgame, where she does things like showing herself aging to the point of ''rotting'' when she talks about a human's finite lifespan, or representing humanity in general by having Dipper, Mabel, Soos, and Wendy's faces all emerging out of hers at once in complete agony.]]
* NukeEm: She lift's [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Flowey's]] nuclear bomb attack from her Main Possession.
* OurFounder: Unlike ''all'' of the other domains, her place eventuallys gets an enormous, "[=3D=] pixel" statue in her image at the greeting site at the Planet Negation Girl. [[spoiler:Readers are led to think that this is her Main Possession. It's not. The ''entire'' base is.]]
* SerialEscalation: She goes from a sapient video game that tries to pull her victim in by insulting his dating skills with real women and using animatronics to attack to a supercomputer evil goddess that instead opts for tempting him with a massive arcade ''planet'' and, when that fails, [[spoiler:she tries to attack him with ''the planet itself.'']]
* TheSingularity: [[spoiler:''Successfully'' pulls at least a soft variation off, regardless of ending. (In the special ending, it's more of a hard variation.) The Planet Negation Girl is a constantly-evolving, constantly-growing, constantly-populated planet-base implied to extend off to even more planets, greatly helped by how the copies now have the power to make metal out of absolutely nothing. She's themed around infinite power, and it's stated that a single chip's worth of PNG technology has more power than all technology made from Earth combined. It's implied that this accidentally helps the world reach more of a utopia state by the end.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots: Inverted. With the possible exceptions of Dove and Sandy [[spoiler:(and even then, Sandy is actually quite intellegent when she's not getting stoned from her own tea)]], all of the professors are smarter and more rational than [=.GIFfany=], likely because most of their "relationships" were still successful at the time and thus they had free time to think about things other than petty revenge schemes/fantasies. As the story goes on, it's increasingly obvious that [=.GIFfany=] is portrayed as a dumbass {{jerkass}} nobody realy wants to listen to, who engages in violent revenge fantasies acted out by dummies. It's worth noting that she ''thinks'' she plays the trope straight, especially notable with her reaction to talking to Sandy in chapter 4:
-->"Stupid, stupid, stupid! Why! ARE! MY! ''CLONES! SO! '''STUPID!'''''"
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:The entire PNG also doubles as her Main Possession. It seems like it's completely meant to be a planet base at first, then [=.GIFfany=] uses the power of the rift to help her possess it completely, turning it into a combat mecha.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: For a "redemption story" [[spoiler:or something of a deconstruction therof]], [=.GIFfany=] spends most of it being ''even worse'' than she was in canon as soon as she gets her memories back. She sees all of her copies as puppets until [[spoiler:Burrda's attempted suicide]], drops the act of being sweet and cheery ''completely'', and at the beginning of chapter 13 part 2, she even screams at Soos to shut up just for asking how long she's pacing back and forth across the room. The only thing she's really improved on is that she does not believe in killing/deleting the enemy (or, she shows more restraint -- she does eventually threaten to kill Soos, but only after the townsfolk ram her plan OffTheRails), and even that's implied to be just because both Rose and Dove both pressured her into not being lethal. She doesn't even really have much of a FreudianExcuse to pass it off -- ''Dove'' is the copy that actually experienced deleting her programmers, the rest just have it experienced in memories, and despite that said other copies are usually better than her.
* [Not AndYouThoughtItWouldFail; I'm gonna find another trope for this]: One of the few times she's proven ''right'' about something in-fic. [[spoiler:Burnda tells her that making even more copies of herself is a stupid idea, because the "army" she has now barely listens to her. Of course, for whatever reason (likely less outside-human interaction), the second generation ''does'' listen to her. [=.GIFfany=] even mocks Burnda by doing what Burnda did back in chapter 10's stinger, repeatedly poking her in the face. [=.GIFfany=] then says "Do you see this? Do you see this? I am doing to you what my new line of sisters did ''NOT'' do to me!"]]

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!! Professor Eve (Number: 3693092) [Probably not that number -- might just throw that to Courtlyn.] [EDIT: No, her number is now 12. It also does not contradict RG lore. That number is now Courtlyn's.]

* AllYourPowersCombined: Her Main Possession is a [=.GIFfany=] replica robot that can shape-shift into the traits of all the past Main Possessions. Because the author did not want to "END end" the story on a note that's just throwing past stuff again, she also fights on her own with her own moves.
* BrownNote: She claims that looking at the sky of her pocket dimension will kill humans, as they cannot process it like [=AIs=] can. The sky ''is'' weird there, but it's not ''lethal'' -- Mabel eagarly looks up once they finally get past the giffinium barrier and finds out that the "killing" part is BS.
* CallBack: She's basically faced off like a "regular" monster from canon would -- she isn't reasoned with and instead ends up getting outsmarted and bested physically. She's also more of a symbolic battle between the downward spirals Dipper and Mabel had gone through, and her defeat ultimately marks their recovery.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the vanilla story was this for Soos and the [=.GIFfany=] copies, Eve's encounter is this for the younger Pine twins, as they start to recover from their split caused by the events of the fic. And in an appropriate manner too -- a throwback to canon.
* EldritchLocation: She ''makes'' them, and she spent the entirety of the Gifocalypse tucked away in one. Not that this stopped Risen from finding her and assimilating her too in the special ending, although according to Fan she ended up putting a hell of a fight.
* EmpathicEnvironment: The sky in her pocket dimension gets more fucked up as she takes damage, and the setting in general begins to warp around more and more.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing she does is punch Professor Wendy in the gut and yell at her for being too soft and listening to the humans. Keep in mind that Professor Wendy is -- or rather, was -- one of the more trigger-happy copies. Hell, ''Rose'' struggled to find something positive to say about her.
* EvilCounterpart: She's this (or, an Evil''er'' Counterpart) to Risen, believe it or not.
* {{Expy}}:
** Battle-wise, of Delirium from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac: Afterbirth+''. (Semi-appropriate as she's named after a character from that game, as is her expy in the ''HRT'' series.) The TrueFinalBoss that shape-shifts into all previous bosses of the adventure leading up to it, is found in a clusterfuck MindScrew of an area, and even has an association with static.
* FinalExamBoss: Another in-universe video game trope the Pines have to go against. Not only do they have to face against every single Main Possession they had before (excluding the Planet Negation Girl, but Risen is still represented with the beaver animatronic), not only do they have to remember all thirteen of them after four years of being at peace with the [=.GIFfanys=], but they also have to ''actually fight them this time'', and cannot simply trick her into letting them destroy her tools.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In the official ending version of chapter 13, the group is attacked by some arm "split" in red, green, and blue. This turns out to be Eve herself, briefly leaking into the [[TheVoidBetweenWorlds Void Between Wires.]]
** Professor Wendy's CharacterBlog ends with mentioning of her. At first it seems like a cliffhanger that will intentionally never be answered, but it turns out that it was actually foreshadowing the extra chapter.
* {{Jerkass}}: Probably the biggest of them all, and that is saying a lot. She thinks P. Wendy, ''Dove'', and '''Risen [=.GIFfany=]''' are all too ''soft''.
* GiantFootOfStomping: When mimicking Shannon's Main Possession, she prefers using a bunch of feet to try stomping on the Pines.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Didn't read ''SBIG'', specifically ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''? Didn't read Professor Wendy's CharacterBlog? Then she and her chapter will come out of fucking nowhere, with only minimal foreshadowing from the official ending.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Her chapter existing could have only really been shocking once "Game Over" and "Game Complete" were out and it seemed like the story ended. Now, the sheer fact that there is a chapter after the ones labeled "Official Ending" and "Special Ending" gives away that the adventure isn't quite over. In fan's defense, he at least waited half a month before he even started writing this.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Even by the standards of the Arc 3 professors (WordOfGod places her, and her alone, under a special Arc ''4''.), the way her chapter plays out is completely against the tradition that the story itself set up. She's faced after a four year+ TimeSkip, resides in a PocketDimension rather than a real-world location (even the PNG is technically one -- space), has no "students," her prior player is completely irrelevant to the story, and she's the one copy that is genuinely just dealt with by force, and only force. She still doesn't die. In a way, her chapter plays out as an odd combination of the formula set up in Arcs 1 and 2 along with the "broken formula" of Arc 3, specifically chapter 13. Soos and Wendy also never directly encounter her -- in the Official Ending, they're both still at Gravity Falls while the Pines are the only ones to take her on. In the special ending, [=.GIFfany=] already reached into the pocket dimension and assimilated her offscreen before she could fight the Mystery Shack group.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Took on Risen [=.GIFfany=] in a pretty intense fight during the events of "Game Complete," which happened offscreen so as to not spoil the fact that she exists -- ''if'' it was read at all, the alternate chapter 13 was written as though it was still read before Eve's chapter.
* PrimaryColourChampion: Incorporates a lot of reds, greens, and blues, in contrast to [=.GIFfany=] using a lot of pink, yellow, and aqua/cyan.
* {{Retcon}}: Well, of chapter numbering. "Game Complete" goes from being chapter 14 to the "alternate chapter 13" (which is less surprising when you consider that, internally, "Game Over" is actually chapters 13, 14, ''and'' 15 split so that it wouldn't be browser-crashingly long), and ''this'' is the bonus fourteenth chapter.
* WalkingSpoiler: Despite keeping the nature of many of them secrets up until their reveal, ''run:gifocalypse'' still constantly presents itself as having fifteen professors. There is a sixteenth one.

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!! Other [=.GIFfany=] Copies

[[folder:The [=.GIFfany=] Army in General; Specific Student Groups]]

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Come in a large number of skin colors, some realistic, many not, practically following Fan's signature. Even out of the professors, there's more technicolor ones than not-technicolor ones. Examples are Bubbles (red), Cardia (orange, though hers might actually pass as a realistic skin color), Leona (yellow), Dian (green), Burnda and Burrda (both cyan), Sonia (blue), Wendy (purple), Rose (a '''very''' saturated, deep hot pink), and Dove (gray).
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Pretty much all of them strive to obey video game logic in some way. Where nothing is permanent, fighting is a good way to solve problems, and money works in a very bizarre way. All of the various lessons the professors learn can be summed up as them learning how to properly function in the real world.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All of them are rather strange. Many blindly follow whatever outlandish requests their professors have for them, and some are weird even on top of that.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Leona's color-named minions, all of the Duel of 100 participants, etc, are ''actually named what "nickname" they are introduced as''. The former are named after the colors/patterns they take on (this includes more absurd names like "Rainbow Based On The GPOC Model"[[note]]It's said copy's attempt at making a "new" color model. As Red-Green-Blue has Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Key (black), Red-''Yellow''-Blue would have Green-Purple-Orange-''Canvas'' (white). In reality, no such thing is defined.[[/note]] or "Blue And Yellow Stripes") and the latter sounding more like warrior nicknames (highly inspired by the Sammer Guy names, just with computer-related puns rather than Nintendo history-related names).
* {{Mukokuseki}}: As computer programs, they're technically raceless, though several have assigned skin tones both real and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation fictional]] to their characters. This aside, it's hard to tell just what some of the skin toned-copies are supposed to ''be''. Even the template [=.GIFfany=] being Japanese/Asian is depicted as a firm "maybe," though it's implied that they all are. (Especially because this story eventually gives them the surrname "Miyazumi," which is a reference to the Virtual Girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.) GPF eventually said that unless Alex Hirsch or another writer were to say otherwise, he considers [=.GIFfany=] to "have started her own race at this point," and the copies are all "of [=.GIFfany=] descent."
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Sapient lines of code on magic discs with electric powers given dark magic that gave them humanoid forces of their choice. The end result, taking Risen for example, could be described along the lines of "Black Magic Electrical AI Scylla."
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: They can ''make matter from nothing'', which regardless of the type of matter (in this case metal) would still be phenominal with the right tools. And they can do this in mass, quickly creating stable buildings in days at the longest. In general, this would completely eliminate homelessness at the least. Some of them are also rapid food-growers, eliminating world hunger. And Risen has a way of getting unlimited energy and faster than light travel. Too bad they only really care about using these powers to make fantasy lands to impress their players. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted by the ending. Professor Wendy's epilogue post on Tumblr implies that they put these to use to improve the world.]]
* ShoutOut: Design-wise, some take inspiration from a large number of sources. Some more obscure than others. WordOfGod is that the first three of the 100 Duelers have their designs based on [[Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic Paimon]], [[WebOriginal/{{Creamsicle}} Sunglasses]], and Stupidella respectively -- the former and latter are canonically topless, the second has been mis-interpreted as such. Meanwhile, the [=AIs=] that appear Burnda's two primary assistants, also confirmed by Fan, to be based on the crocodile and fish women from ''VideoGame/TheFirstFunkyFighter'', minus the animal heads.
* VaporWear: Burnda is the '''only''' copy of the ''entire'' group, [[spoiler:even counting the later-generations/production lines created at the Planet Negation Girl]], that wears bras. And even then, she only did it as a sign of rebellion, [[spoiler:flat-out unhooking hers and letting it get disintegrated by the reentry fall in the finale]]. They might wear bikini tops, sort of lingere pajama tops, etc, but never outright bras. And even underpants are a maybe in some of their cases.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Implied with some of the follower copies in the more laid-back domains clothing-wise (Sandy's, Rose's, Searah's, etc). Outright confirmed with the 100 warriors in the mushroom section of Domain 9.
-->'''Peachaulinsalinaisy:''' Just think of this as a kind of shirts-vs-skins.\\
'''Soos:''' And I'm skins? I'm sorry, but I feel uncomfortable if [=.GIFfany=]'s sort of-watching-\\
'''The first fighter:''' Um... no, we're skins.
* {{Yandere}}: Every last one of them is implied to retain some of this. The only reason why they're not completely hostile to the human group is because they're convinved that they aren't ''really'' getting between them and thier players, as by the end of this they will all be reunited (aside from Rose and Kenny, maybe).

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[[folder:Hato]]

A cashier at Gif Bytes/Domain 5. Unlike the other copies living there, she's much more aware of how bizarre the Gifocalypse is, and strongly regrets her job.

* BackForTheFinale: Cameo in chapter 11 aside, she shows up in both endings as well. [[spoiler:In the Official Ending, she is at the "bottom" of the sphere of [=.GIFfany=] clones that try to make sure Soos and Melody's descent to Earth is safe. Being the first to slide them to a stop, she intentionally rams the ball into part of Domain 5 as a way of "getting back" at her boss, then remarks that she has had a ''terrible'' Sunday. In the Special Ending, she shows up as Cardia's second-in-line, just to end up getting curb-stomped by [=.GIFfany=] shortly after she assimilates Cardia herself.]]
* BurgerFool: Managed to become one despite being offered the choice, with equal room and skill requirements (effectively, none) available, to join any of the other domains sans [=.GIFfany=]'s (coincidentally, [=.GIFfany=]'s is the one other place that ''definitely'' aims to have fast food establishments, though how much of that was subliminal influence from Cardia's other followers isn't clear). She did, however, join Cardia thinking that she had what it took to become a hunter/farmer. But she ended up only qualifying for bottom-level work, managing the registers and grilling various orders.
* OnlySaneMan: Of the copies as a whole (while Bubbles and the twins offer her some competition). Definitely of the followers in Cardia's domain. She somehow sees right through [=.GIFfany=]'s video game logic and can figure out that the "gold coin" is not a stable

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[[folder:Overseer Michelle]]

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[[folder:Overseer Donna]]

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[[folder:Overseer Raffaela]]

* AntiClimax: Mabel does ''not'' struggle with taking her down, and the only reason why she captured Dipper was because he was flustered at the thought of her distracting him with something redhead-related. When the group takes in Sizzcorra (who isn't "captured" so much as "volunteers to be sucked into the Illegal Prime Neutralizer so she has a chance to talk to Professor Sandy earlier"), Dipper lampshades this.

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[[folder:Hijacker Daminna]]

* ShoutOut: Named after the section in Zone 1 of ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' with the '''smoke''' mines.
* {{Troll}}: She loves to just turn herself into smoke when her opponent (in this case Mabel) thinks that they have her caught.

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[[folder:Hijacker Sizzcorra]]

* HollywoodAcid: Exaggerated. Her sector is in charge of crafting the best acids (while also exporting kinds that are pretty good). The current record-holder is something she swims in a pool of: It's ''completely'' colorless to the point where it can't even reflect or refract light (making it look invisible, and when she's swimming through it, she appears to be swimming in thin-air), and it melts ''anything'' that isn't giffinium or a copy with high resistance. When it simply ''drips'' from her after she emerges from a pool, it ends up eating a hole all the way to a point with magma (the larger pits are described as ''glowing orange'' after a while). She implies that this keeps going until reaching the very center of the Earth, until it eventually decays as with all matter. (Note that despite glowing, this is ''not'' nuclear waste. Chapter 10 introduces bits of the latter in Shannon's domain, and the two of them are treated as completely different things.)
* {{Irony}}: While being closer-linked to the element water, she's a fan of professor Sandy, the earth one, while she doesn't like the ideas of Professor Searah, the water one. With Peachaulinsalinaisy, it's the other way around, while Daminna (smoke, close to wind) adores the wind professor.
* MeaningfulName: She points it out herself: Sakura + sizzle + corrode.
* TechnicolorScience: Exaggerated. The acids in her sector come in a huge variety of colors, several of which [[PowerGlows glow,]] and her current "trump card" acid is completely and utterly invisible.

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[[folder:Hijacker Peachaulinsalinaisy]]

* {{Expy}}: A bit of an arrogant [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach,]] visually. Also one to [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario King Sammer,]] especially given the whole "[[spoiler:I'm going to cut these battles short because you guys are on a scrict time limit]]" aspect.
* {{Irony}}: While being closer-linked to the element earth, she's a fan of Professor Searah, the water one, while she doesn't like the ideas of Professor Sandy, the earth one. With Sizzcorra it's the other way around, while Daminna (smoke, close to wind) adores the wind professor.
* MeaningfulName: Her entire sector is a nod to ''Mario'' in general, and the 100-man Sammer Guy duel from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' specifically. She's named after a combination of '''Peach''', P'''aulin'''e, Ro'''salina''', and D'''aisy'''.
* OverlyLongName: Of the variant where she has a single, long name. It's shorter than the unicorn's name[[note]]Celestabellebethabelle[[/note]], but by just ''three letters'' and it's still a mouthful in of itself.

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[[folder:Hijacker Alma]]

* ClimaxBoss: For Arc 2, and the story in general. She's faced at a point that nearly marks the end of Dipper and Mabel's arcs in the story[[note]]with chapter 10 being more about Wendy, 11 about the Stans, 12 about the group in general, 13 about Soos, and 14 just being a horror-centric "bad ending"[[/note]], really does not screw around, drops some of what was, up until then, kept as DramaticIrony from the Pines and company but known by the reader, and she's fought at the end of the second-longest chapter in the entire fan fic. Also, she's the last copy battled in Arc 2, and has some new powers up her sleeve just as the other hijackers that doesn't really fit with the [=.GIFfany=]s seen up until her. In fact, it doesn't even fit with the previous three hijackers, whom all had the same "transform into an element/component" abilitiy. She can become two-dimensional. In a way, she doubles on a ''moral'' level too, as her plan is an extreme ([[spoiler:attempting to secretly assassinate [=.GIFfany=], throwing this on the heroes out of nowhere, ]])
* FanDisservice: Chapter 9 has, in order: A copy (and by implication several, but definitely not all, of her followers) that wears nothing but smoky wisps, a team of metal swimsuit-clad lab workers who treat acid baths like swimming pools, "that scene" with the BigBad admiring herself naked and slapping her own ass, and a group of 100 topless swordswomen led by a mushroom-clad wannabe princess. Then there's... her. She starts off looking like a standard CuteMonsterGirl, but once it's revealed that the black, lumpy "floor" in her arena is actually ''a huge mass of spiders'' she goes OneWingedAngel and everything goes straight to hell. Much later, it's revealed that she can transform her ''eyes'' into giant spider leg-like appendages, and was planned to do so in her battle in chapter 9, but this was pushed to chapter 12 because of 9's sheer length.
* ShoutOut:
** Like Daminna, she's named after one of the five sections of Zone 1 in ''OFF''. Fittingly, she's named after the area you head last, and her sector is the last explored in the chapter.
** She can "flip" as in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Darlene may be absent from this story, but there's another spider-woman who prays on flirting pick-up artists... more-or-less.

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[[folder:'''Spoiler Characters''']]

!! The Glitches

If a copy becomes addicted to Shannon's technological "mirrors," and is withdrawn from a mirror for too long, she will begin to glitch out. The effects are only temporary, as they can be calmed down and the corruption is repairable, but being in the form still leaves them as being exponentially strong, able to "glitch" out their surroundings, and all around being in a state of panic.

* AllThereInTheManual: There are actually a number of "standard types" Glitches can come in -- all five of the ones seen here are one of those standard categories. The Missingno-like corruptions have been nicknamed
* BodyHorror: It's classic video game glitches applied to three-dimensional, flesh and blood (sort of) beings. Of course it's not going to be pretty.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Technically the Glitches are no more different than [=.GIFfany=]'s partly-damaged form at the beginning of the story. They only come off as feral animals at first because A: it's actually the withdrawl effects of the mirrors, and B: their deformations are much worse, and they're panicing a lot more.
** In several domains, it's mentioned through an offhand line that copies are too busy looking into certain mirrors with chartreuse frames to actually do their given task. Chapter 10 finally explains what these mirrors are, and why they seem to be addicting.
* ShoutOut: One of the corruption types resembles [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Missingno.]] Another resembles a [[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Pastel Burnt,]] and they are in fact expies of sugar-withdrawn Elsen (who become Burnt) in the first place. A third resembles the BlobMonster[=s=] from ''Pikmin'' (they change their appearances between them, even creating glitchy "rollers" reminiscent of the Waterwraith's). A fourth resembles a certain model glitch from the Wii U ''Super Smash Bros.'' installment. The fifth type seen in ''Gifocalypse'' is mostly original, but could be paralelled to [[VideoGame/YumeNikki Monoko's]] transformed state. At least in regards to all the arms.
* SurrealHorror: The nature of some of the glitches is just downright ''bizarre''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The "Dark" Squad]]

* EvilCounterpart: They intend to be these to the respective professor they are based on, but the end result is very confused. They constantly screw up their roles and end up acting like the ''opposite'' of the character they are supposed to be the counterpart of.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: To Dove, even though Dove herself is TheDragon in [=.GIFfany=]'s Quirky Miniboss Squad. The whole confusion of it all is lampshaded many, many times.

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[[folder:'''Spoiler Characters''']]

!! Second-Generation Professors

The copies created by the PNG, making up [=.GIFfany=]'s army for the endgame.

* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Although "DLC" retroactively makes it the penultimate episode, they're still introduced at the tail end of the original second-to-last chapter.

!! Professor Courtlyn

The most noteworthy of the second generation (and all other generations, for that matter). A gray-haired copy in a suit and glasses that acts as the "New Dove," although she has nearly the exact opposite personality as her blood-haired predecessor.

* TheDragon: To [=.GIFfany=], after Dove's firing. She's the main second generation copy, and she gets a special one-on-one fight with the townsfolk while the other second-gens are quickly dealt with leading up to the battle.
* MeaningfulName: It's got "court" in it. She's also the new legal advisor.
* TheOmniscient: Or, ''nearly''. Her specialty is performing "predictions," where she roughly estimates what her given enemies will do next. However, doing something downright ''stupid'' will stump her prediction -- like sending nothing but the animated wax head of someone as your first line of defense when
* ScaryShinyGlasses:

!! Other Second-Gen Copies

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!! Non-Copy Antagonists/Threats of Note

[[folder:Lil' Gideon Charles Gleeful]]

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[[folder:Experiment 210/The Shape Shifter]]

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[[folder:The Second Summerween Trickster/Halloween Trickster]]

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[[folder:Rumble [=McSkirmish=] ]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bill Cipher '''(All Spoilers Unmarked)''']]

* DemotedToExtra: '''And how!''' He has only six lines in the entire story, appears for what would roughly only be a minute, and his sole appearance just has him yelling about how he came so close to figuring out how to work his way through the rift through [=.GIFfany=]'s state just to have it get sealed off before he could cross in.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: For what it's worth, he's technically still alive by the end of ''run:gifocalypse''. He simply never gets a chance to enter Earth's dimension and is forced to wait things out until he has another shot at making it through, rather than being outright killed off/erased. Not that this matters much, given how the story concludes shortly after his only appearance and Fan have confirmed that (as with most of his other fanworks) a direct sequel would be highly unlikely. [[spoiler:Professor Wendy's ''King of the Hill'' blog makes zero mention of him in any way, so it's implied that he stayed sealed for at least four additional years.]]

[[/folder]]

!! Other Characters

[[folder:The Frogs]]

* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The ten frogs cover all colors in Fan's preferred RGB-tertiary spectrum except green and magenta.
* YouCanTalk: Chapter 11 reveals that they can talk, after Burnda recruits them as talkshow guests. Ironically, the first words in-fic (and heard by a majority of the other characters) from them is one of them quesioning that ''Burrda'' can talk. Generally, hearing an adult woman speak is a lot less unusually than hearing a talking frog, especially as the world of ''Gravity Falls'' otherwise avoids talking animals.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Canon Gravity Falls Townspeople]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ron Ejjert]]

A self-proclaimed "GenreSavvy" man that was [[RememberTheNewGuy apparently]] a citizen of Gravity Falls.

* RememberTheNewGuy: He's an original character, which of course means that he did not appear as a town resident at all. This is lampshaded as most of the main cast is confused when he makes his appearance.
* TakeThat: Towards Act 6 in ''Homestuck'' in general, and the retcon device specifically.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He believes that he's the main protagonist of a highly meta, time travel-centric cynical science-fiction. ''run:gifocalypse'' is actually more of a lighthearted adventure/fantasy (as a matter of fact, despite the higher amount of content, it's LighterAndSofter than canon in some ways too), and is tagged as such on fanfiction.net. Time travel exists in the universe of ''Gravity Falls'', but it is never important in ''run:gifocalypse'' thanks to Fan really not liking the concept. Meta-related elements are ''implied'' canonically in the form of some of Bill's statements, and in-fic [=.GIFfany=] does [[PaintingTheMedium toy around with the fourth wall]] [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou to the point of directly talking to the readers]], but again it's not an actual plot point (once again, Fan hates plot-centric fourth wall breaks[[note]]He cites ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' as an exception to this[[/note]]). Specifically, he thinks this is a [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} "doomed timeline"]] and that the only way to stop the Gifocalypse is to suddenly develop a new "meta travel" from Ford's Quantum Untouchability. All trying to touch it does is scatter him across space until he finally re-assembles, with no new powers in hand, right ''after'' [=.GIFfany=]'s defeat [[spoiler:and ''possible'' Heel-Face Turn.]]

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[[folder:Melody]]

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[[folder:The Prior Players]]

-->'''Rose:''' "You helped us, and we are not even of the same species. You should be able to help other humans just fine."

The last people to play the respective copy of ''Romance Academy 7''. Corresponding to each professor, there is:
* Kenny, Rose's player.
* Victoria, Kathody's player.
* Dean, Searah's player.
* Haruki, Sandy's player.
* Souma, Cardia's player.
* Taro, Bubbles's player.
* Takumi, Leona's player.
* Francis, Sonia's player.
* Noriko, Dian's player.
* Hayate, (Prof.) Wendy's player.
* Kimberly, Shannon's player.
* Gerald, Burnda and Burrda's player.
* Takeshi, Dove's player.

Soos is obviously Risen-[=.GIFfany=]'s last player. Tropes on him go on the main characters folder.

* ChekhovsGunman: Kenny actually does appear in the first chapter, seen returning the copy that would later designate herself as Professor Rose. Back then, the narrative itself does not pay much attention to him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapters 5, 9, and 12 all have flashbacks detailing them, five at a time. (Four in the case of the latter, as there's only four players there -- Gerald was the last one to play both Burnda and Burrda's copy -- although their section is divided into two, one conversation between Burnda and Gerald and another between Burnda and Burrda). Sure enough, they all become relevant towards the very end. [[spoiler:This also foreshadows [=.GIFfany=]'s access to the Nightmare Realm, given that she really ''is'' projecting these conversations on to the gang while they sleep. (Or briefly knocked out, as is the case in chapter 12.)]]
* MeaningfulName:
** Takeshi is named after [[VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge Takeshi Kitano,]] a man who hates video games and made one such joke game with a number of bizarre features. He is, by far, the one player that opposes the copies more than anyone else -- even Soos was more passive to Risen, as he did not try to attack her completely unprovoked.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Kimberly and Victoria are named after two naked [=NPCs=] from the third and fourth (respectively) ''Epic Battle Fantasy'' games. (Fan likes ShamelessFanserviceGirl[=s=].) Taro is named after the then-placeholder name of the stalking target of ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', which is actually one of only ''two'' references the fic has to that game[[note]]Fan is '''highly''' skeptical of ''Yandere Simulator''[='=]s future, namely how original its writing would be compared to other "you play as the monster and the best ending is where the events of the game don't happen at all" games[[/note]]. Takeshi is a reference to ''VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge'', and Gerald is part of Burnda and Burrda's ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'' references.

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!! The Remake (I might just take the whole sheet from the original):

[Blah blah blah spoilers. Tropes on the original on Characters/run:gifocalypse Classic?]

!! Main Characters

[Other six (Dipper, Mabel, Soos, Wendy, Stan, and Ford), I just wanna jot down more clown-shooing]

[[folder:Melody]]

* ShooOutTheClowns: She's an AscendedExtra in the rewrite by virtue of appearing starting in Arc 2, rather than at the very end. However, that makes it more noticeable in the parts where she's absent. If she starts to split away from the gang for any reason, shit's about to go down. This is not to say that she's ''never'' around for serious moments, but
**
**
** [[spoiler:Near the end of the story (aside from Eve's battle), she, Soos, and [=.GIFfany=] are all falling from space back to Earth. Soos and [=.GIFfany=] both make themselves fall faster, conveniently leaving Melody much farther up in the air and away from them in time for the naked fist-fight. And their subsequent dicussion by why they are even bothering fighting when they are sure all three of them will die. When Melody re-falls to their level, it's after it's revealed that the other professors are with them, and that's because they have a plan that would save the group. What follows is their "rescue comet," which is played for laughs. The resulting conversation where Soos tells [=.GIFfany=] about how the other professors are all potential futures she has is also played seriously, but not to the extent of the naked fist-fight. (And it has it's own version of shooing out the clowns: all of the professors are KO'd from the sheer amount of energy that needed to put in to ensure that the fall would not be lethal).]]

[[/folder]]

!! The (Main) Professors

[[folder:The Fifteen/Sixteen Main Professors as a Whole]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown: WordOfGod is that he imagines [=.GIFfany=]'s "template"/canonical in-game character is Asian, and he makes Burnda and Burrda [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation azure-skinned]] Asains as well. The "races" of the characters of everybody else? As [=AIs=] they are technically raceless, but when it comes to their projected appearances, Fan just drew blanks. Kathody, Searah, and Shannon take special note, as their skin tones are increasingly dark in that respective order (and Sandy's lighter than [=.GIFfany=] proper). But their hair colors are, respectively, bright yellow, blue, and chartreuse green. (And with Sandy, it's orange.)
* FantasticRacism: They have wildly different opinions on humanity:
** Burnda and Burrda have both effectively given up on trying to be seen as dating games and instead just want to be looked at more as human-like people with superpowers. It shows in that they are easily the most human-like of the sixteen even before CharacterDevelopment, and are easily [=.GIFfany=]'s most vocal haters (metaphorically in [[TheQuietOne Burrda's]] case, literally in [[MotorMouth Burnda's]] case).
* TookALevelInJerkass: The rewrite makes Rose and Burnda considerably worse than they were in the original, as Fan felt that the former's flaws were not expanded upon enough and that the latter came off as borderline Sue-ish.
* WeaponOfChoice: The rewrite gives them ''all'' associated weapons (in the original, Kathody still used a scythe and the twins still used swords, but that was about it not counting Wendy's gigantic blade that was not her main weapon in the ). Some of them are tied to Fan's ''361 Striking Degrees'', others are new and more to fit with the characters' personality:
** Rose: Claws
** Kathody: Scythes
** Searah: Gaunlets
** Sandy: An energy-firing staff
** Cardia: Knives, usually small ones (as with Striker Violet), but some times gigantic bone knives used in the process of butchering dragons
** Bubbles: She just whacks people with a pipe, "like some kind of screwed-up criminal"
** Leona: Her main paintbrush doubles as a very tough faux-staff
** Sonia: Her own keyboard
** Dian: Drills
** Wendy: Chainsaws, in reference to Hank's tool used in the ''King of the Hill'' episode with the [=McMansion=]
** Shannon: Bombs, on the rare occasion that she doesn't just kick ass with her bare fists
** Burnda and Burrda: Swords. [[spoiler:Burrda is especially fond of the swords that were created to specifically kill [=AIs=] ]]
** Dove: Guns
** [=.GIFfany=]: She's fond of strangling people with wires now,
** Eve: No consistent weapon, she just "shifts"

[[/folder]]

[[AC:Arc 1]]

[[folder:Rose]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Going any further would probably be a bad idea. So I will not let you.]]

The first professor faced in the story, not counting the canonical battle with [=.GIFfany=] nor the very beginning of the first chapter with her return. She is the only one who

* BitchInSheepsClothing:
* ShoutOut: Fan said that the first "boss" taking on the form of a giant tree was an unintentional [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Whispy Woods]] reference, but he decided it was one retroactively. In the rewrite particularly, she even copies two of Whispy's commonly-used attacks (air puffs and apples).

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[[folder:Kathody]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Hey. Note that I do have more to me than just shouting "BRILLIANT" as loud as I can.]]

* AscendedExtra: In the original ''run:gifocalypse'', she was more-or-less a StarterVillain in the scope of the story (Rose was not really evil, or even as dickish as she was in the rewrite). Her Main Possession was a staircase in reference to ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', she had to share screentime with Searah, and she was mostly treated as a non-threat after her initial CatScare. She was basically beaten just by getting water in her staircase, and after she and Searah were both vacuumed up, Rose became established as the main "post-defeat copy" who talks to the Pines, with Kathody going to the background. In the rewrite? Kathody not only gets her own two-parter just like everyone else, but she is far tougher, far more meanacing, far more flashy, and she actively jumps over to other domains to try to get spotlight. Fan said that he slightly nudged her a bit in to becoming a Vriska-esque spotlight stealer that always wants attention on her.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's the only professor who outright hates doing work and always tries to look for shortcuts. She even originally wanted to be the professor that controls electricity -- this is the base power of all [=.GIFfanys=], so Risen/Prime of course points out how unoriginal and bland that is and refused to stop pestering her about it. As a response and a very odd "fuck you," Kathody went on to practice her skills on possessing ectoenergy, a very difficult move. The insult backfired -- without that, [=.GIFfany=] (and Dove) would not have anywhere ''near'' the level of knowledge on the rest of the supernatural as she does now,
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Subverted. She has the look -- her [[ColorCodedCharacters hair color]] is bright yellow and her skin is tanner than [=.GIFfany=]'s, but she's far from a DumbBlonde.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Fan felt that she was too similar to an odd blend of Bubbles (in terms of the "jerk, but not in the sense that a tsundere is, just kind of an arrogant ass, yet ''still'' has a "heart of gold")
* EstablishingSeriesMoment: Kathody truly shows how dangerous the [=.GIFfany=] Army is when she, as the '''second''' faced member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad, literally opens a portal to Hell. Her fight is the point where Great Pikmin Fan said that people on the fence would decide if they really would be interested or not, and it fits the entirety of RG pretty well: slow escalation (it starts with her fighting on foot and using "normal" electric attacks, before she even reveals that the thing she possesses is ectoenergy).
* LargeHam: The only thing keeping her out of EvilIsHammy is that she shouts a lot even after her HeelFaceTurn.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves horror games and movies, and tries her best to make both. It's revealed shortly after her introduction that this is to impress Victoria, who is also a horror addict.
* ShockAndAwe: Noted despite '''every''' [=.GIFfany=] doing this because Kathody takes special joy in using electricity. She was originally going to be the "professor of electricity" when the fifteen were planning everything, but [=.GIFfany=] complained that she "deserved" that element from "staying classic." So Kathody took on what was, ultimately, a bigger and more powerful form: ectoenergy has a lot of things in common with electricty, just that it's ghostier.
* TookALevelInBadass: Meta example. In the original story, her ability to manipulate ghost energy was not very well established and barely used, and she ultimately just possessed some wooden thing that had ghost-like flames and was weak.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Rose was barely trying to fight the group. Kathody comes and tears open a portal to hell.

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[[folder:Searah]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Urgh, ''cynics''. Go back to Dove, and keep pretending your opinion on futility makes you special instead of actually doing something.]]

* BaitAndSwitch: She initially seems to try to challenge Soos to a basketball match, inspired by the mosquito group. This happens at roughly the point where it seems like Searah's two-parter would be wrapping up, so it does look like the story is going to have an underwhelming followup to Kathody's [[VideoGame/AHatInTime Snatcher-inspired (and Conductor/DJ Grooves-inspired)]] boss fight... then she busts out the flood and goes full blown army of Waterwraiths after the group.
* ThePerfectionist: She ''will'' make the best damn water, dammit. Her pool for Dean has to be '''perfect'''.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: Aside from early (chronologically) in to the story where she's in the default [=.GIFfany=] look, possibly with blue hair by that point, she is always seen wearing swimsuits of some kind. Or outfits literally made of water. Or just naked.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sandy]]

[[caption-width-right:350:In the name of the Lightning Goddess... wait, hold still for a second.]]

* BoomerangBigot: She hates anything technology-related. She was originally a sapient AI herself. She's aware of this, which is why she wants a procedure to remove her powers and just be completely flesh and blood. What's a bit less self-aware is the fact that she simultaneously sees [=.GIFfany=] as a goddess. She ends up tackling ''both'' issues in her development; she stops literally worshipping [=.GIFfany=] (but keeps a hard philosophy loosely based on her old "Lightning Goddess") and comes to love her ability to get in to technology itself and compute.
* DrugsAreBad: Her herbal tea is heavily implied to have made her stoned. While her drug use is not directly villified, it's all-but stated that she ''is'' considerably more stupid when she's constantly using it. If she sobers up, which happens frequently near the end, she becomes super-intelligent.
* {{Expy}}: She's partly inspired by [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Gamzee Makara,]] [[spoiler:ironically, minus the murder-spree. ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' even has some fun by making it seem like she was about to react to ''Yandere Simulator'' in the same way Gamzee did to "Miracles," but she instead just dismisses the game and moves on. Wendy flips out a bit later on, but she's laughed at because it's hard to make ''King of the Hill'' scary, and Cardia of all people literally knocks sense in to her with one punch.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cardia]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Th-th-th... that is NOT FOR SALE! DO YOU HEAR ME?! NOT. SALE.]]

* NightmareFetishist:

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[[AC:Arc 2/"The Four Friends"]]

[[folder:Bubbles]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Hi there! I am Professor Bubbles! And you... you... ''you are going to hate me sooooo much,'' hahahaha. Dorks.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Leona]]

[[caption-width-right:350:I am the portrait of perfection! You are just a monster of typoes among a rejected script!]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sonia]]

[[caption-width-right:350:The song is over. Why are you still here?]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dian]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, my office is small... but they really wanted the domain, so... I had no other choice.]]

[[/folder]]

[[AC:Arc 3]]

[[folder:Wendy]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Yep. This goes without saying, but [=S01E01=], "Pilot."]]

* DrugsAreBad: [[spoiler:She's made in to a mirror-user in the rewrite. However, she's broken from it before the addiction gets too serious (as she's only been using the mirrors for a few hours, tops, while the Glitches had been using them for three days).]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:She travels to Domain 11, where her comical and ''King of the Hill''-obsessed nature would have clashed with the events that happen later. It ''did'' in the original. Which is why, in the remake, she quickly leaves with a mirror in-hand ]]

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[[folder:Shannon/"The Boss"]]

[[caption-width-right:350:This is the place people go when they want to be truly happy.]]

A light-manipulating [=.GIFfany=] that is obsessed with "living in dreams." She runs the Mirror Factory, Domain 11,

* TheAce: She has an incredible HealingFactor, specializes in dream and/or mind-related content, has one of the ''biggest'' domains out of anybody, and the way her Main Possession works means that she can effectively become an infinite mass of limbs and death. Even [=.GIFfany=] is scared of her. [[spoiler:'''With the rift.''']]
* {{Expy}}: She's heavily inspired by [[VideoGame/{{OFF}} Enoch.]] [[spoiler:In a bit of a twist, most of Enoch's wrong-doings are repeated by Shannon ''by accident.'' She's simply too burried in paperwork to notice that the mirror users are acting strange, ]]
* KnightOfCerebus: You thought Kathody or Cardia's domains were bad? There's a reason why those two locations were still ultimately played for laughs: the ''real'' shit hasn't dropped yet. [[spoiler:An unusual case in that ''Shannon herself'' is normally very nice and understanding, she just has some odd goals. However, in both versions of the story, her chapter is where things ''seriously'' go to hell (for that chapter alone ''in that specific way'', but it's not like Burnda and Burrda's storyline is all sunshine and rainbows, Dove's is even worse, and [=.GIFfany=]'s even worse than that).]]
* NoNameGiven: Subverted, as she's built up like this. She's one of the last professors to even be mentioned by-name, which is especially notable as the copies constantly reference one-another even way before the Pines and company properly fight them. By the time the group ''finally'' gets to her domain, she's just referred to as "The Boss" usually. While Dipper ''tries'' to pry her "real" name (it's still a nickname) out from the students, they are all acting too odd to really register his question and keep repeating their same sentences.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:After twenty-one chapters with no swearing, Shannon suddenly drops an "I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU, PINES!" while she mistook the group for murder]]
* WalkingSpoiler: While her own domain's ''storyline'' is rather self-contained to just "Plan Gamma," it's a still an ''emotional'' turning point as all the following domains are DarkerAndEdgier than Arc 1, Arc 2, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Professor Wendy.]] To add to the suspense, Shannon herself is kept mysterious for a good chunk of the story, to the point where even her ''name'' is unknown until the group meets her face-to-face.

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[[folder:Burnda]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Ladies and Gentlemen, it seems that our episode is facing an... episode. We will be right back!]]

* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In goofier fan fics where the professors appear, she can outright break the fourth wall. However, she's limited here to just leaning on it a lot, [[spoiler:even though both Risen and Eve outright break it and hijack the narrative.]]

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[[folder:Burrda]]

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[[folder:Dove]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Fucking hell, [=.GIFfany=], really?]]

* BaitAndSwitch: [[spoiler:Everything seems to be leading up to her battle ending in her death. The colossal explosion that Kathody remarks she (''Kathody'', not Dove) would be unable to survive, the whole conversation about Rose giving up forcing pacifism on everyone, etc. Then a thing flies out from the mega explosion, and that thing is shouting "FUUUUUUCK..." and it's obvious that she's still alive. The gang ''would'' have tried to make another attempt at Dove's life for her vicious attacks, but they don't know ''what'' could possibly kill her when even an explosion stronger than a nuke failed to.]]
* ClothingDamage: Her battle ends with her outfit getting torn and ripped in places, also exposing her bright pink boxer shorts for the rest of the story. Notably, in the rewrite, she and Rose are the only characters who get subjected to this, as Fan was getting sick of writing scenarios where that happened to every professor in the original (he "made up for" the "loss" of fanservice by just making the outfits ''significantly'' more revealing to begin with, moreso than their post-damange states in most cases).
* ContraltoOfDanger: It's said in-story that her custom voice is extremely deep. She is also one of the most dangerous professors, period.
* DumbMuscle: Despite not looking like it. Apparently, Dove is actually the ''dumbest'' of the 15/16; or, the least intelligent, as she's still somewhat smart. Yet she also has strengthened her body's physical skills and defenses.
* FrenchJerk: Apparently, her in-universe character [[ShrugOfGod may or may not be]] supposed to be French. (Dove herself is unsure about that, and she lacks the accent. Her skin tone is also gray.) She's also one of the bigger assholes of the bunch.

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[[folder:[=.GIFfany=] ]]

[[caption-width-right:350:THIS IS GOING TO BE ROUND 2, SOOS. IT WILL BE THE BEST SECOND ROUND ANYONE HAS EVER PRODUCED!]]

* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Soos gives her a slap on the wrist for keeping him held kidnapped in "Domain ∞," coming very close to blasting off to the depths of space with him forever, and outright almost threatening humanity. He also forgave Dove, who was the sole reason ''why'' Soos was up there in the first place, but ]]
* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:She the only professor who ends up fighting ''completely'' naked within the events of RG (although many of the other outfits can barely be considered outfits). She has a fist-fight with Soos while the two are falling from space, and the re-entry destroys their clothes. In the original, they stop the ''fighting'' fighting right before their underpants disintegrate (and instead spend their time in total nudity talking about what they are even doing, before the other professors swoop in to save them), but in the rewrite, they keep fighting long after the last of their clothes are burnt off.]]
* GildedCage: What she's ultimately trying to make this time. It becomes increasingly obvious that she will ''not'' take no for an answer, so she just keeps trying to make the deal sweeter and sweeter.
* ProductionForeshadowing:
** Right before the "final" battle, she morphs in to dressing as a number of other characters -- most of them with pink hair and short skirts. One of the characters is Ninthee, [=.GIFfany=]'s expy in the SpiritualSuccessor ''Emazh In'', which was not yet published (although Fan '''did''' start it right when the new RG was finished). [=.GIFfany=] even mimicks Ninthee's signature pose of having her hands behind her back, with three fingers sticking out from the sides.
* ShooOutTheClowns:
** An unusual example in that she's technically the BigBad and suddenly leaps in how seriously she's treated ''right when the group is about to face her.'' [[spoiler:Shannon's domain. In the other domains, there is at least some element of [=.GIFfany=] using Dove to oversee things and keep the whole Gifocalypse "under control." However, Professor Wendy conveniently knocks [=.GIFfany=] out right before the group travels to Shannon's, so she's absent. Dove is still concious, but she does not appear in Domain 11 in-person, instead sending out a few soldiers to see what is going on.]]
** She has a lot of humorous quirks near the beginning, as an inversion of SurroundedByIdiots and being with minions that obviously do not listen to her. As the gang gets closer and closer to her, these running gags start dropping one by one (almost literally, Fan planned that such-and-such chapter would drop this joke, the one after that would drop ''that'' joke, etc). In Chapter 2, she's seen as outright goofy. By Chapter 29? She's ominous as all hell.
* SirSwearsALot: Not '''''nearly''''' to the extent as Dove, but towards the end of the story she gets quite the pottymouth.

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[[folder:Eve '''(Massive Unmarked Spoilers!)''']]

[[caption-width-right:350:You fell from tradition. You disgust me.]]

* {{Expy}}: She's inspired by [[VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac Delirium.]] A TrueFinalBoss that represents madness itself, can shape-shift between previous enemies, and is found in a very eldritch, surreal location that cannot keep the same consistant appearance. To further drive the point home, both she and her ''Emazh In'' {{Expy}} Lilith are named after ''Isaac'' characters(/religious figures).
* FinalExamBoss: She uses all the main possessions against a slightly older Dipper and Mabel,
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the original, her existence was only hinted at right at the very end of the story, when a vague hand tries to attack the gang as they fall through cyberspace. However, the rewrite adds a few more, even before her cameos in Arc 2:
** In the "meeting" after "Pines Vs Trees Part 2," [=.GIFfany=] is described as standing in front of a 4x4 grid, with colored panels lit up in the order of the professor daisy chain, with the slot where the final square would be being described as "unlit black and ''smashed.''" This heavily hints that there ''is'' (or was) a sixteenth professor, even if one would not expect the story to go the obvious way and have the computer-based professors be in a power of two (which are numbers commonly used in programs as "limits").
** In Part 1 of Cardia's chapters, she has a freak out, and imagines Sandy (her foil) saying something she's irritated by, [=.GIFfany=] giving her advice on how to make a proper domain, and an ominous "flashback" of Eve flat-out telling her to die. That's now a flashback -- Eve very, '''very''' briefly got in her head.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** She blasts the other professors for "not following tradition." Yet she's the most alien and un-[=.GIFfany=]-like of them all, having a power that has nothing to do with possession, [...] Fitting this, her design is just a color-inverted [=.GIFfany=]; she's "similar" to the original flavor, yet simultaneously the antithesis.
** Despite calling their Main Possessions "disgusting," her own Main Possession rapidly shape-shifts between robotic versions of the others.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: In the original ''run:gifocalypse'', the sheer fact that there even is a sixteenth professor is a massive spoiler, since even with the fifteen, the readers know very little about Shannon, Burrda, and Dove until the final third of the fic. Fan even outright says that Eve exists in the (''otherwise'' rather spoiler-light) list of profiles on the professors on his account, and even though [[RageAgainstTheAuthor Eve herself corrupted the description]] so that it talks about [Mosquito Gif name] instead, what's not corrupted still shows her name, number, and color. It's just the actual personality traits that's censored. Later fics by Fan that have the professors in them just casually give off Eve's existence. This is one of the reasons why Eve is confirmed/hinted at a lot earlier in the rewritten ''run:gifocalypse'', as she props up as soon as Bubbles's defeat.

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!! Other [=.GIFfany=] Copies

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[[fodler:Domain 3]]

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[[folder:Domain 5]]

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[[folder:Domain 7]]

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[[folder:Domain 8]]

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[[folder:Domain 9: The Four Hijackers]]

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[[folder:Domain 9: Others]]

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[[folder:Domain 10]]

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[[folder:Domain 11]]

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[[folder:Domains 12 and 13]]

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[[folder:Domain 14: "Dark" Counterparts]]

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!! Professor Courtlyn

* TheDragon: Becomes this to [=.GIFfany=] after she fired Dove (and the entire first generation), who was her previous Dragon. Oddly, while Dove has her own chapters, Courtlyn shares her fight within the six-part "Game Over,"
* HiddenInPlainSight: She's the receptionist and mediator for Arc 2, across Domains 6-9. This happens way before the story gets to the reveal that [=.GIFfany=] has been generating more copies. None of the Four Friends realize this; they just take [=.GIFfany=]'s comment that she's really from Domain 12 and believe that, since Burnda ''is'' training wierdos like her. In the text version there isn't even really that much noteworthy about her. In the webcomic version? The fact that she's giving a cold, hardened stare when most of the [=.GIFfanys=] smile a lot when they're not actively trying to kill someone.
* MeaningfulName: '''Court'''lyn. She's in charge of the legal aspects.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sure, she seems pretty mean and scary in ''run:gifocalypse'' proper. Not as much in ''Escape From Fanservice Island'': [[spoiler:just prior to the orgy in Chapter 13's bonus, Bubbles convinces her to "lie down sexy" with nothing but contracts covering her (of course, she just spent the entirety of her time in that story naked, this is also the closest any copy comes to getting dressed aside from Prime's school uniform in the beginning and her ascended Keeper outfit in the end). She first keeps her usual scowl... but it slowly turns in to a smile, and she bursts out laughing with how stupid she looks. This is the first time any incarnation of Courtlyn smiled [If she did in the old RG, I might not count that, since the new RG "Replaces" it].]]
* PerpetualFrowner: A gigantic warning sign that she's more than just a minor character with the gimmick of "mediating" between the Four Friends is that she's shown ''scowling hard'', while most of the other background [=.GIFfanys=] are smiling, or at the very least have reason to not be smiling. Even Soos thinks that the way she just frowns at someone from the shadows is unsettling. Once she's revealed as [=.GIFfany=]'s true Dragon, she still keeps the frowns and scowls up. At least Dove's on-screen smiles can be counted on two hands; Courtlyn's can be counted on zero.
* ShoutOut: Her fight is a BossBonanza with all the other next-gun professors, handled in a way similar to the [[VideoGame/{{Cuphead}} King Dice]] battle.

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!! Other Second+ Generation Professors and copies/"The Extended Zodiac"

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I just realized something in the final chapter of EFFI Burnda complains that EFFI itself and TJOWPAC have been overshadowing the professors with less-developed, shittier villains of the weak that are stronger than the professors "just because" in a desperate attempt to push them back. I remembered my "[=.GIFfany=] = the Bowser of my ''Gravity Falls'' fic" comparison. What Burnda wants is effectively "NSMB-ization."

If I ever get really bored with too much time on my hands and make a ''Gravity Falls''-fic RPG maker game or something, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiM5RUUDUsw this]] will be Dove's boss theme. It suits her pretty well.

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