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* So many Fallers bought [[Literature/GravityFallsJournal3 Journal 3]] when it came out that it debuted on the New York Times Bestselker List ''at Number 1''. Alex Hirsch is now a New York Times bestselling author!

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* So many Fallers bought [[Literature/GravityFallsJournal3 Journal 3]] when it came out that it debuted on the New York Times Bestselker Bestseller List ''at Number 1''. Alex Hirsch is now a New York Times bestselling author!

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* Another small one, but the fact that the Northwest family lost their fortune and are [[BroughtDownToNormal brought down to moderate class]]. Bear in mind, in "Northwest Mystery", Pacifica mentioned that despite appeasing the ghost by inviting the townsfolk, [[KarmaHoudini her family would just continue excluding the townsfolk next year]]. Thankfully, this won't be the case next year. Without their fortune, they won't ever be able to treat others like dirt, with the added bonus that [[TookALevelInKindness the experience has made Pacifica's parents kinder for it too]].


-->'''Stanley:''' Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake. ''[[PapaWolf You messed with my family''.]]
** The fact that for the first and only time in the entire series, Bill is ''terrified''. After spending the entire series pulling everybody's strings and being in the driver's seat... Bill is so terrified he ''[[VillainsWantMercy begs for his life''.]] It is easily one of the most satisfying moments in the entire series.

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-->'''Stanley:''' Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake. ''[[PapaWolf You messed with my family''.]]
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** The fact that for the first and only time in the entire series, Bill is ''terrified''. After spending the entire series pulling everybody's strings and being in the driver's seat... Bill is so terrified he ''[[VillainsWantMercy begs for his life''.]] life.]]'' It is easily one of the most satisfying moments in the entire series.


-->'''[[http://crazy56u.tumblr.com/post/99183633877/and-now-its-time-for-the-main-event-regular Crazy56U]]''': And now it�s time for the main event...\\

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-->'''[[http://crazy56u.tumblr.com/post/99183633877/and-now-its-time-for-the-main-event-regular Crazy56U]]''': And now it�s it's time for the main event...\\



-->'''Wendy''': Look, it's time we stop trying to be so ''perfect'' and be who we really are. We�re crazed, angry, sweaty animals! We're not unicorns! We're WOMEN! '''AND WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT!''' ''[punches a tree]''

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-->'''Wendy''': Look, it's time we stop trying to be so ''perfect'' and be who we really are. We�re We're crazed, angry, sweaty animals! We're not unicorns! We're WOMEN! '''AND WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT!''' ''[punches a tree]''



* If you count the actions of villains, Bill Cipher in general is an absolute '''''BOSS''''' in this episode. He conquers the entire town with his chaos magic and the help of his demonic friends, [[FacialHorror twists and mangles the face of [[AssholeVictim Preston Northwest]], [[BadassInDistress immobilizes Stanford Pines]] and [[TakenForGranite turns him into a golden statue/backscratcher]], and he [[CurbStomp completely obliterates]] the [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Time Baby]].]]

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* If you count the actions of villains, Bill Cipher in general is an absolute '''''BOSS''''' in this episode. He conquers the entire town with his chaos magic and the help of his demonic friends, [[FacialHorror twists and mangles the face of of]] [[AssholeVictim Preston Northwest]], [[BadassInDistress immobilizes Stanford Pines]] and [[TakenForGranite turns him into a golden statue/backscratcher]], and he [[CurbStomp completely obliterates]] the [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Time Baby]].]]



* When Bill's succeeded in opening a tear to his dimension and unleashing HellOnEarth, Ford, rather than going "All is lost!" firmly declares his intention to fight Bill to the last. While his efforts fail, you can't deny that his being DefiantToTheEnd shows why Dipper looks up to him. Thirty years ago, this man was so scared of Bill that it drove him into SanitySlippage. Now, though�

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* When Bill's succeeded in opening a tear to his dimension and unleashing HellOnEarth, Ford, rather than going "All is lost!" firmly declares his intention to fight Bill to the last. While his efforts fail, you can't deny that his being DefiantToTheEnd shows why Dipper looks up to him. Thirty years ago, this man was so scared of Bill that it drove him into SanitySlippage. Now, though�though...


* Dipper saving Mabel from a falling tree�while they're still running away from the Gobblewonker! They just keep rolling and hit the ground running without missing a beat.

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* Dipper saving Mabel from a falling tree�while tree while they're still running away from the Gobblewonker! They just keep rolling and hit the ground running without missing a beat.


* Mabel's BatmanGambit. She agrees to marry Jeff the gnome leader and when he successfully places the ring on Mabel's finger, she tells him that he must kiss the bride. When Jeff closes his eyes and puckers up, Mabel [[ImprobableWeaponUser sucks and shoots him out of the leaf blower [[ChekhovsGun she was using earlier in the episode]]. She then proceeds to turn the leaf blower on the rest of the gnomes and blow them all back into the forest.]] BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.

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* Mabel's BatmanGambit. She agrees to marry Jeff the gnome leader and when he successfully places the ring on Mabel's finger, she tells him that he must kiss the bride. When Jeff closes his eyes and puckers up, Mabel [[ImprobableWeaponUser sucks and shoots him out of the leaf blower blower]] [[ChekhovsGun she was using earlier in the episode]]. She then proceeds to turn the leaf blower on the rest of the gnomes and blow them all back into the forest.]] BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.


** For that matter, between his high school days and the present Stan also became a wanted man in at least three countries, evaded the government by [[FakingTheDead faking his own death]], stole nuclear waste from a government facility (not to mention conning countless people out of their money for over 30 years), and ''[[KarmaHoudini got away with it]]''. You know what we call people like that in our world? '''''[[MagnificentBastard A criminal mastermind.]]''''' Stan might not be as intelligent as his twin, but he's ''far'' from dumb.



** For that matter, between his high school days and the present Stan also became a wanted man in three countries, evaded the government by [[FakingTheDead faking his own death]], stole nuclear waste from a government facility, conned countless people out of their money for over 30 years, and ''[[KarmaHoudini got away with it]]''. You know what we call that in our world? '''''[[EvilGenius A criminal mastermind.]]''''' Stan might not be as intelligent as his twin, but he's ''far'' from dumb.

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** For that matter, between his high school days and the present Stan also became a wanted man in three countries, evaded the government by [[FakingTheDead faking his own death]], stole nuclear waste from a government facility, conned countless people out of their money for over 30 years, and ''[[KarmaHoudini got away with it]]''. You know what we call that in our world? '''''[[EvilGenius A criminal mastermind.]]''''' Stan might not be as intelligent as his twin, but he's ''far'' from dumb.


* While all the group all does well, special mention goes to Wendy. Beforehand, it was unknown how well she'd do or if she would even go (considering the events of The Inconviencing, not to mention when she encountered Waddles in Soos' body, her avoidance in these events is justified). She proves herself to be awesome at this sort of thing. First, she spots the branch on the metal tree that opens up the titular bunker as well as climbing up to do so, Lumberjack-style. She then manages to find the doorway leading deeper into the Author's secret laboratories. She THEN manages to deduce that the "Author" of the journals wasn't who he claimed by seeing his picture on a can of beans, alerting Dipper. She THEN manages to [[{{Action Girl}} hold her own against the "Author," really a [[{{shapeshifting}} shapeshifting]] creature known as Experiment 210, several times afterwards, the last time long enough reclaim Journal 3 from him (210 took it in an earlier struggle) and remove him as a threat to the group.]]

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* While all the group all does well, special mention goes to Wendy. Beforehand, it was unknown how well she'd do or if she would even go (considering the events of The Inconviencing, not to mention when she encountered Waddles in Soos' body, her avoidance in these events is justified). She proves herself to be awesome at this sort of thing. First, she spots the branch on the metal tree that opens up the titular bunker as well as climbing up to do so, Lumberjack-style. She then manages to find the doorway leading deeper into the Author's secret laboratories. She THEN manages to deduce that the "Author" of the journals wasn't who he claimed by seeing his picture on a can of beans, alerting Dipper. She THEN manages to [[{{Action Girl}} hold her own against the "Author," really a [[{{shapeshifting}} [[{{Shapeshifting}} shapeshifting]] creature known as Experiment 210, [[{{Action Girl}} several times afterwards, the last time long enough reclaim Journal 3 from him (210 took it in an earlier struggle) and remove him as a threat to the group.]]


-->'''Grunkle Stan:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner READY TO DIE TWICE!?]]

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-->'''Grunkle Stan:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Alright, you undead freaks, YOU READY TO DIE TWICE!?]]




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** For that matter, between his high school days and the present Stan also became a wanted man in three countries, evaded the government by [[FakingTheDead faking his own death]], stole nuclear waste from a government facility, conned countless people out of their money for over 30 years, and ''[[KarmaHoudini got away with it]]''. You know what we call that in our world? '''''[[EvilGenius A criminal mastermind.]]''''' Stan might not be as intelligent as his twin, but he's ''far'' from dumb.


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** Also of note: Stan's victory roll is an example of his tried-and-tested gambling prowess. He innocuously starts chewing a stick of gum at the beginning of the game and [[ChekhovsGun sticks the gum to the die a few minutes later]] to make it stop on a perfect 38. He fully expected a situation where they'd need to roll a specific number and prepared himself for it.


* How about Abuelita herself? She proved herself to be the OnlySaneWoman in a town filled with brain dumb people. [[spoiler: It's especially impressive given the existence of a certain group]].
* We now know that Creator/AlexHirsch is a ''fantastic'' TrollingCreator. That old image of a young [=McGucket=] writing one of the journals? [[https://twitter.com/_alexhirsch/status/536054960018825217 It was fake.]] He uploaded the picture to Website/FourChan to start an internet wide guessing session, all so he could debunk the theory in "[[spoiler:[[WhamEpisode Society of the Blind Eye]]]]". And if there was any doubt ''there'', it was thoroughly demolished in "[[spoiler:Not What He Seems]]".

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* How about Abuelita herself? She proved herself to be the OnlySaneWoman in a town filled with brain dumb people. [[spoiler: It's especially impressive given the existence of a certain group]].
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* We now know that Creator/AlexHirsch is a ''fantastic'' TrollingCreator. That old image of a young [=McGucket=] writing one of the journals? [[https://twitter.com/_alexhirsch/status/536054960018825217 It was fake.]] He uploaded the picture to Website/FourChan to start an internet wide guessing session, all so he could debunk the theory in "[[spoiler:[[WhamEpisode "[[WhamEpisode Society of the Blind Eye]]]]". Eye]]". And if there was any doubt ''there'', it was thoroughly demolished in "[[spoiler:Not "Not What He Seems]]".Seems".



* Just about ''everything'' about the Cipher Hunt, the fandom banding together [[AlternateRealityGame to try to find]] [[spoiler: the Bill Cipher statue]] seen at the very end of the finale. The fandom searched for a while with nothing but [[Main/{{Determinator}} determination to keep trying]]. And then when July rolled around, things got jump-started into high-gear:

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* Just about ''everything'' about the Cipher Hunt, the fandom banding together [[AlternateRealityGame to try to find]] [[spoiler: the Bill Cipher statue]] statue seen at the very end of the finale. The fandom searched for a while with nothing but [[Main/{{Determinator}} determination to keep trying]]. And then when July rolled around, things got jump-started into high-gear:



* Mabel's BatmanGambit. [[spoiler:She agrees to marry Jeff the gnome leader and when he successfully places the ring on Mabel's finger, she tells him that he must kiss the bride. When Jeff closes his eyes and puckers up, Mabel [[ImprobableWeaponUser sucks and shoots him out of the leaf blower]] [[ChekhovsGun she was using earlier in the episode]]. She then proceeds to turn the leaf blower on the rest of the gnomes and blow them all back into the forest.]] BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.

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* Mabel's BatmanGambit. [[spoiler:She She agrees to marry Jeff the gnome leader and when he successfully places the ring on Mabel's finger, she tells him that he must kiss the bride. When Jeff closes his eyes and puckers up, Mabel [[ImprobableWeaponUser sucks and shoots him out of the leaf blower]] blower [[ChekhovsGun she was using earlier in the episode]]. She then proceeds to turn the leaf blower on the rest of the gnomes and blow them all back into the forest.]] BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.



* Dipper saving Mabel from a falling tree—while they're still running away from the Gobblewonker! They just keep rolling and hit the ground running without missing a beat.

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* Dipper saving Mabel from a falling tree—while tree�while they're still running away from the Gobblewonker! They just keep rolling and hit the ground running without missing a beat.



* Something has to be said for [[spoiler:Old Man [=McGucket=]'s MadScience skills. Working presumably alone and with limited resources, he managed to create a HumongousMecha slash submarine that is almost impossible to distinguish from a real sea monster.]]

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* Something has to be said for [[spoiler:Old Old Man [=McGucket=]'s MadScience skills. Working presumably alone and with limited resources, he managed to create a HumongousMecha slash submarine that is almost impossible to distinguish from a real sea monster.]]
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* The Pines twins [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] to [[spoiler: defeat a a group of wax statues bent on killing them.]]
* Mabel using [[spoiler: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6ihinz8MB1qeklb4o1_r1_500.png Wax Coolio's head to take down a group of wax statues surrounding her.]]]]
* The epic sword fight between Dipper and [[spoiler:Wax Sherlock Holmes]].

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* The Pines twins [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] to [[spoiler: defeat a a group of wax statues bent on killing them.]]
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* Mabel using [[spoiler: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6ihinz8MB1qeklb4o1_r1_500.png Wax Coolio's head to take down a group of wax statues surrounding her.]]]]
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* The epic sword fight between Dipper and [[spoiler:Wax Wax Sherlock Holmes]].Holmes.



-->'''[[spoiler: Wax Sherlock Holmes:]]''' Any last words?

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-->'''[[spoiler: -->''' Wax Sherlock Holmes:]]''' Holmes:''' Any last words?



-->[[spoiler:''(cue wax Sherlock Holmes melting as the sun rises)'']]

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-->[[spoiler:''(cue -->''(cue wax Sherlock Holmes melting as the sun rises)'']]
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* Mabel's BigDamnHeroes moment. [[spoiler: She uses Gideon's amulet to save a plummeting Dipper and Gideon (who have crashed through the window of Gideon's cliff side factory) just before they hit the ground.]]
** And she didn't go crazy with power like Gideon had. [[spoiler:She destroyed the amulet without hesitation.]]
* Dipper standing his ground with Gideon despite being [[spoiler: levitated into the air and threatened with lamb shears]]; he keeps repeating that Mabel isn't into Gideon and was even prepared to hit him with a [[BatterUp baseball bat]].

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* Mabel's BigDamnHeroes moment. [[spoiler: She uses Gideon's amulet to save a plummeting Dipper and Gideon (who have crashed through the window of Gideon's cliff side factory) just before they hit the ground.]]
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** And she didn't go crazy with power like Gideon had. [[spoiler:She She destroyed the amulet without hesitation.]]
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* Dipper standing his ground with Gideon despite being [[spoiler: levitated into the air and threatened with lamb shears]]; shears; he keeps repeating that Mabel isn't into Gideon and was even prepared to hit him with a [[BatterUp baseball bat]].



* [[spoiler: Dipper swallowing his pride and performing the Lamby Lamby Dance in front of Wendy in order to save everyone.]]

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* [[spoiler: Dipper swallowing his pride and performing the Lamby Lamby Dance in front of Wendy in order to save everyone.]]
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** [[spoiler:... but then ''refused'' to kill him after actually meeting and conversing with the bear. Not because it was difficult or scary, but because it ''wouldn't have been the right thing to do in that situation''...]]
** [[spoiler:...and later on, he passionately defended his decision before the whole Manotaur clan and its leader. This kid stood up for himself in front of a ''man-bull the size of a small building''.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Leaderaur:''' Kill the Multibear, or never be a man!]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Dipper:''' Then I guess I'll never be a man.]]

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** [[spoiler:...** ... but then ''refused'' to kill him after actually meeting and conversing with the bear. Not because it was difficult or scary, but because it ''wouldn't have been the right thing to do in that situation''...]]
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and later on, he passionately defended his decision before the whole Manotaur clan and its leader. This kid stood up for himself in front of a ''man-bull the size of a small building''.]]
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'''Leaderaur:''' Kill the Multibear, or never be a man!]]
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'''Dipper:''' Then I guess I'll never be a man.]]
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-->'''Dipper:''' Hey, Pacifica, [[spoiler: Nathaniel Northwest didn't found Gravity Falls, and your whole family is a sham.]] Deal with it.

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-->'''Dipper:''' Hey, Pacifica, [[spoiler: Nathaniel Northwest didn't found Gravity Falls, and your whole family is a sham.]] sham. Deal with it.



* Though they do little to faze the two children who are used to watching horror movies, the tricks Stan uses in attempt to scare them away were pretty cool. [[spoiler:And he does finally succeed in scaring them at the end when they catch him half naked.]]

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* Though they do little to faze the two children who are used to watching horror movies, the tricks Stan uses in attempt to scare them away were pretty cool. [[spoiler:And And he does finally succeed in scaring them at the end when they catch him half naked.]]
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* Dipper [[spoiler: saving Mermando's life by giving him reverse CRR]], despite how unpleasant and [[FridgeLogic unnecessary]] it was for him to do so. Seems he was cut out for the job of a junior lifeguard after all.

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* Dipper [[spoiler: saving Mermando's life by giving him reverse CRR]], CRR, despite how unpleasant and [[FridgeLogic unnecessary]] it was for him to do so. Seems he was cut out for the job of a junior lifeguard after all.



* [[spoiler: Dipper reveals to Wendy that Robbie's song has subliminal messaging to brainwash Wendy. This--and the fact that Robbie stated that he ripped the song from another band--causes Wendy to break up with him. Even better? Dipper wouldn't have found that out if Robbie didn't open his big mouth to say "Catch you on the rewind", which was ''exactly'' how Dipper found out about the message!]]
** Not to mention that [[spoiler: ''Grunkle Stan'' is the one that's helping Dipper out. As he states: "Road safety laws: PREPARE TO BE IGNORED!!!"]]

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* [[spoiler: Dipper reveals to Wendy that Robbie's song has subliminal messaging to brainwash Wendy. This--and the fact that Robbie stated that he ripped the song from another band--causes Wendy to break up with him. Even better? Dipper wouldn't have found that out if Robbie didn't open his big mouth to say "Catch you on the rewind", which was ''exactly'' how Dipper found out about the message!]]
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** Not to mention that [[spoiler: ''Grunkle Stan'' is the one that's helping Dipper out. As he states: "Road safety laws: PREPARE TO BE IGNORED!!!"]]
IGNORED!!!"



* Grunkle Stan [[spoiler:leaping onto a pterodactyl and punching it in the face in defense of Waddles. [[CrazyAwesome Punches it. Right in the face.]]]] For real this time.

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* Grunkle Stan [[spoiler:leaping leaping onto a pterodactyl and punching it in the face in defense of Waddles. [[CrazyAwesome Punches it. Right in the face.]]]] ]] For real this time.



* A few flashbacks to Stan's life show him as a weak, bullied kid who learned how to box, take down kids bigger than him, and foil a robbery. Probably why [[spoiler: he could take the pterodactyl]].

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* A few flashbacks to Stan's life show him as a weak, bullied kid who learned how to box, take down kids bigger than him, and foil a robbery. Probably why [[spoiler: he could take the pterodactyl]].pterodactyl.



* Gideon [[spoiler: just blows a hole into the shack and destroys the safe, beating them and having his dad take a wrecking ball to the shack.]]

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* Gideon [[spoiler: just blows a hole into the shack and destroys the safe, beating them and having his dad take a wrecking ball to the shack.]]



** The fact that ''summoning a demon'' was his Plan A and that [[spoiler:dynamite]] was his Plan ''B'' tells you a lot about him.
* The "resurrection" of [[spoiler:Xyler and Craz, and they're given quite an upgrade.]]

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** The fact that ''summoning a demon'' was his Plan A and that [[spoiler:dynamite]] dynamite was his Plan ''B'' tells you a lot about him.
* The "resurrection" of [[spoiler:Xyler Xyler and Craz, and they're given quite an upgrade.]]



* Dipper vs. Gideon [[spoiler:in the giant Gideon robot.]]
** [[spoiler:To elaborate, Dipper took a running jump off the cliff, crashed straight through the Gideon robot's eye and tackled Gideon down in one smooth, continuous motion.]]
** [[spoiler: Dipper giving Gideon the beating he deserved. ]]
*** [[spoiler: Which included Dipper catching [[PunchCatch Gideon's fist]] during their fight, then twisting his hand around to punch Gideon with his own fist.]]
* [[spoiler:Stan exposing Gideon as a fraud and turning the whole town against him. He did this by realizing that his hearing aid is picking up some sort of feedback!]]
** The shot of [[spoiler: Gideon getting arrested.]]

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* Dipper vs. Gideon [[spoiler:in in the giant Gideon robot.robot.
** To elaborate, Dipper took a running jump off the cliff, crashed straight through the Gideon robot's eye and tackled Gideon down in one smooth, continuous motion.
** Dipper giving Gideon the beating he deserved.
*** Which included Dipper catching [[PunchCatch Gideon's fist during their fight, then twisting his hand around to punch Gideon with his own fist.
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** [[spoiler:To elaborate, Dipper took a running jump off the cliff, crashed straight through the Gideon robot's eye and tackled Gideon down in one smooth, continuous motion.]]
** [[spoiler: Dipper giving Gideon the beating he deserved. ]]
*** [[spoiler: Which included Dipper catching [[PunchCatch Gideon's fist]] during their fight, then twisting his hand around to punch Gideon with his own fist.]]
* [[spoiler:Stan Stan exposing Gideon as a fraud and turning the whole town against him. He did this by realizing that his hearing aid is picking up some sort of feedback!]]
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** The shot of [[spoiler: Gideon getting arrested.]]



* [[spoiler: "Here we go."]]
** [[spoiler: "Gravity Falls will return."]] With the way that line is said, it could mean a completely different thing than just the show.
* The ending scene. The music is epic, powerful, maybe even a little scary--but it's also ''inspiring.'' Why? [[spoiler: Because you, as the viewer, are witnessing the pinnacle of Stan's life. Stan has all three journals and uses the combine images in them to activate the machine. The way the machine lights up and he smiles, just like anyone who's just accomplished a lifelong goal would...]] it's truly, [[TearJerker tearjerkingly]] beautiful. And the best part is, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We still have ''so'' much to learn...

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* [[spoiler: "Here we go."]]
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** [[spoiler: "Gravity Falls will return."]] " With the way that line is said, it could mean a completely different thing than just the show.
* The ending scene. The music is epic, powerful, maybe even a little scary--but it's also ''inspiring.'' Why? [[spoiler: Because you, as the viewer, are witnessing the pinnacle of Stan's life. Stan has all three journals and uses the combine images in them to activate the machine. The way the machine lights up and he smiles, just like anyone who's just accomplished a lifelong goal would...]] it's truly, [[TearJerker tearjerkingly]] beautiful. And the best part is, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We still have ''so'' much to learn...



* Grunkle Stan's battle scene. With the [[spoiler: zombies]] closing in and Dipper and Mabel trapped, a burst of light appears from the suddenly opened door and Stan rushes in... Dipper and Mabel are relieved as he commands them to run to the attic, and smashes the [[spoiler: zombies]] with a bat, and later with a pair of golden brass knuckles. Even with knowledge of [[CerebusRetcon everything]] [[DespairEventHorizon that]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt happens]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia in]] [[DemonicPossession the]] [[DarkerAndEdgier later episodes]], this scene never fails to be awe-inspiring. This definitely counts as an awesome moment and is pictured above.

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* Grunkle Stan's battle scene. With the [[spoiler: zombies]] zombies closing in and Dipper and Mabel trapped, a burst of light appears from the suddenly opened door and Stan rushes in... Dipper and Mabel are relieved as he commands them to run to the attic, and smashes the [[spoiler: zombies]] zombies with a bat, and later with a pair of golden brass knuckles. Even with knowledge of [[CerebusRetcon everything]] [[DespairEventHorizon that]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt happens]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia in]] [[DemonicPossession the]] [[DarkerAndEdgier later episodes]], this scene never fails to be awe-inspiring. This definitely counts as an awesome moment and is pictured above.



** You could compare him in that moment to some combination of [[spoiler:Rick from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and Bill of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', although with Stan's LanternJawOfJustice and PreAssKickingOneLiner, he seems more like an older [[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley J. Williams.]]]]

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** You could compare him in that moment to some combination of [[spoiler:Rick Rick from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and Bill of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', although with Stan's LanternJawOfJustice and PreAssKickingOneLiner, he seems more like an older [[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley J. Williams.]]]]]]



* Mabel and Dipper manage to [[spoiler:hold their own against a horde of zombies until they get cornered.]]
* Mabel blows off [[spoiler: a zombie's head with a ''confetti cannon"]].
* The Pines using the PowerOfRock to send the [[spoiler: zombies]] packing. At first, Dipper and Stan sing awkwardly, but soon really get into it.

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* Mabel and Dipper manage to [[spoiler:hold hold their own against a horde of zombies until they get cornered.]]
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* Mabel blows off [[spoiler: a zombie's head with a ''confetti cannon"]].
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* The Pines using the PowerOfRock to send the [[spoiler: zombies]] zombies packing. At first, Dipper and Stan sing awkwardly, but soon really get into it.



'''Stan:''' Deal with it, [[spoiler: zombie idiots!]] Hahaha!\\

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'''Stan:''' Deal with it, [[spoiler: zombie idiots!]] idiots! Hahaha!\\



* Agents Powers and Trigger [[spoiler:surviving the horde after getting dragged off into the woods.]]

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* Agents Powers and Trigger [[spoiler:surviving surviving the horde after getting dragged off into the woods.]]



* While all the group all does well, special mention goes to Wendy. [[spoiler: Beforehand, it was unknown how well she'd do or if she would even go (considering the events of The Inconviencing, not to mention when she encountered Waddles in Soos' body, her avoidance in these events is justified). She proves herself to be awesome at this sort of thing. First, she spots the branch on the metal tree that opens up the titular bunker as well as climbing up to do so, Lumberjack-style. She then manages to find the doorway leading deeper into the Author's secret laboratories. She THEN manages to deduce that the "Author" of the journals wasn't who he claimed by seeing his picture on a can of beans, alerting Dipper. She THEN manages to [[{{Action Girl}} hold her own]] against the "Author," really a [[{{shapeshifting}} shapeshifting]] creature known as Experiment 210, several times afterwards, the last time long enough reclaim Journal 3 from him (210 took it in an earlier struggle) and remove him as a threat to the group.]]
-->'''Wendy:'''[[spoiler: It took us into its home, tricked us and tried to destroy us.]] I'd say we return the favor.
** [[spoiler: Experiment 210]] is a villainous one who proves to be more frightening than even ''Bill Cipher'' at times.
*** That's probably because Bill isn't [[spoiler: voiced by [[Creator/MarkHamill The Joker]].]]

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* While all the group all does well, special mention goes to Wendy. [[spoiler: Beforehand, it was unknown how well she'd do or if she would even go (considering the events of The Inconviencing, not to mention when she encountered Waddles in Soos' body, her avoidance in these events is justified). She proves herself to be awesome at this sort of thing. First, she spots the branch on the metal tree that opens up the titular bunker as well as climbing up to do so, Lumberjack-style. She then manages to find the doorway leading deeper into the Author's secret laboratories. She THEN manages to deduce that the "Author" of the journals wasn't who he claimed by seeing his picture on a can of beans, alerting Dipper. She THEN manages to [[{{Action Girl}} hold her own]] own against the "Author," really a [[{{shapeshifting}} shapeshifting]] creature known as Experiment 210, several times afterwards, the last time long enough reclaim Journal 3 from him (210 took it in an earlier struggle) and remove him as a threat to the group.]]
-->'''Wendy:'''[[spoiler: -->'''Wendy:''' It took us into its home, tricked us and tried to destroy us.]] us. I'd say we return the favor.
** [[spoiler: Experiment 210]] 210 is a villainous one who proves to be more frightening than even ''Bill Cipher'' at times.
*** That's probably because Bill isn't [[spoiler: voiced by [[Creator/MarkHamill The Joker]].Joker.]]



* [[spoiler: Big Henry's HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* [[spoiler: Big Henry's HeroicSacrifice.]]
HeroicSacrifice.



* The fight between Mabel and [[spoiler: Bill Cipher]]. Especially so because [[spoiler: Bill]] was responsible for [[spoiler: his]] downfall because of [[spoiler: all the abuse he put Dipper's body through compounding on the sleep deprivation Dipper had put himself through before the takeover.]]

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* The fight between Mabel and [[spoiler: Bill Cipher]]. Cipher. Especially so because [[spoiler: Bill]] Bill was responsible for [[spoiler: his]] his downfall because of [[spoiler: all the abuse he put Dipper's body through compounding on the sleep deprivation Dipper had put himself through before the takeover.]]



-->'''[[http://crazy56u.tumblr.com/post/99183633877/and-now-its-time-for-the-main-event-regular Crazy56U]]''': And now it’s time for the main event...\\

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-->'''[[http://crazy56u.tumblr.com/post/99183633877/and-now-its-time-for-the-main-event-regular Crazy56U]]''': And now it’s it�s time for the main event...\\



* ''Old Man [=McGucket=]'', of all people, gets a BigDamnHeroes moment when he saves Dipper and friends from [[spoiler:having their memories erased.]]

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* ''Old Man [=McGucket=]'', of all people, gets a BigDamnHeroes moment when he saves Dipper and friends from [[spoiler:having having their memories erased.]]



* Old Man [=McGucket=] throwing himself in front of the [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind-wiping gun]] to protect the Mystery Shack group]]. Immediately followed by [[spoiler: taking ''several'' shots right to the head before taking out Blind Ivan with a head-butt.]]

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* Old Man [=McGucket=] throwing himself in front of the [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind-wiping gun]] gun to protect the Mystery Shack group]]. Immediately followed by [[spoiler: taking ''several'' shots right to the head before taking out Blind Ivan with a head-butt.]]



* Hats off to the group for [[spoiler:permanently disbanding a dangerous cult that stole people's memories.]]
* You know how Old Man [=McGucket=] [[spoiler:built a giant aquatic monster-mecha]] early in Season 1? Turns out that, back when he was younger, he [[spoiler:invented and built a device that can not only erase memories, but do so '''selectively''', simply by inputting the subject you wish to erase.]] The guy is one heck of an inventor.
* [[spoiler: The fact that ''Gravity Falls'' took what other programs would have ignored or mined for comedy (townsfolk not acknowledging the weird stuff that happens on a regular basis) and made it a plot point!]]

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* Hats off to the group for [[spoiler:permanently permanently disbanding a dangerous cult that stole people's memories.]]
memories.
* You know how Old Man [=McGucket=] [[spoiler:built built a giant aquatic monster-mecha]] monster-mecha early in Season 1? Turns out that, back when he was younger, he [[spoiler:invented invented and built a device that can not only erase memories, but do so '''selectively''', simply by inputting the subject you wish to erase.]] erase. The guy is one heck of an inventor.
* [[spoiler: The fact that ''Gravity Falls'' took what other programs would have ignored or mined for comedy (townsfolk not acknowledging the weird stuff that happens on a regular basis) and made it a plot point!]]
point!



* Even when borrowing the powers of a literal god, Mabel couldn't keep her friends together. Want to know who ''could''? [[spoiler:Thompson.]]
** And it's done thanks to a weaponized usage of ''[[spoiler:his ButtMonkey status]]''.

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* Even when borrowing the powers of a literal god, Mabel couldn't keep her friends together. Want to know who ''could''? [[spoiler:Thompson.]]
Thompson.
** And it's done thanks to a weaponized usage of ''[[spoiler:his ''his ButtMonkey status]]''.
status''.



* Throughout the episode, Dipper doesn't hesitate to tell the Northwests what he thinks of them, especially after [[spoiler:he learns that they tried to use him to avoid supernatural retribution]].
** Dipper gets bonus points for [[spoiler:echoing the yell of the vengeful ghost before opening the doors to the Northwest family]].

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* Throughout the episode, Dipper doesn't hesitate to tell the Northwests what he thinks of them, especially after [[spoiler:he he learns that they tried to use him to avoid supernatural retribution]].
retribution.
** Dipper gets bonus points for [[spoiler:echoing echoing the yell of the vengeful ghost before opening the doors to the Northwest family]].family.



* The ghost haunting the manor manages to be ''very'' dangerous, and [[spoiler:props to him for getting out of the mirror Dipper trapped him in]].

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* The ghost haunting the manor manages to be ''very'' dangerous, and [[spoiler:props props to him for getting out of the mirror Dipper trapped him in]].in.



* [[spoiler:Pacifica defying her parents and opening the gates. It's especially awesome since her father is ringing a bell Pacifica is mentally conditioned to submit to, and her body automatically begins to stop itself from opening the gate, but she manages to pull through out of sheer willpower and pull the switch to open the gates. Her badass one-liner tops it all off.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pacifica:''' Our ''family name'' is broken! And I'm gonna FIX IT!]]
* [[spoiler:The ending reveals that [=McGucket=] has not only kept his character development since the last time we saw him, but he's also ''repaired the laptop''! [[ApocalypseHow What he found, though, isn't so awesome...]]]]

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* [[spoiler:Pacifica Pacifica defying her parents and opening the gates. It's especially awesome since her father is ringing a bell Pacifica is mentally conditioned to submit to, and her body automatically begins to stop itself from opening the gate, but she manages to pull through out of sheer willpower and pull the switch to open the gates. Her badass one-liner tops it all off.off.
-->'''Pacifica:''' Our ''family name'' is broken! And I'm gonna FIX IT!
* The ending reveals that [=McGucket=] has not only kept his character development since the last time we saw him, but he's also ''repaired the laptop''! [[ApocalypseHow What he found, though, isn't so awesome...
]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pacifica:''' Our ''family name'' is broken! And I'm gonna FIX IT!]]
* [[spoiler:The ending reveals that [=McGucket=] has not only kept his character development since the last time we saw him, but he's also ''repaired the laptop''! [[ApocalypseHow What he found, though, isn't so awesome...]]]]



* Grunkle Stan's escape from the police station. He [[spoiler: takes advantage of the gravity-quakes to bust out of the chair he's handcuffed to, steal the key from Agent Powers, and uncuff himself ''while in mid-air''. He also casually pickpockets one of the Agents' wallets]]. And to top that off, [[spoiler: he bribes a taxi driver, possibly with money taken from said stolen wallet, to head full-tilt for the edge of town, and hides while the cops inevitably go after it.]]
* Even if it ultimately seems like a good thing that they failed, Dipper and Soos put up a damn good fight trying to [[spoiler: prevent Stan from reaching his potentially universe-destroying portal. Soos especially since he considers protecting the kids, and by extension the universe, more important than his duty to the employer and ''father figure'' he has known for almost half his life]].
* [[spoiler: The Author of the Journals, A.K.A. Stan's Brother, comes out of the portal.]]

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* Grunkle Stan's escape from the police station. He [[spoiler: takes advantage of the gravity-quakes to bust out of the chair he's handcuffed to, steal the key from Agent Powers, and uncuff himself ''while in mid-air''. He also casually pickpockets one of the Agents' wallets]]. wallets. And to top that off, [[spoiler: he bribes a taxi driver, possibly with money taken from said stolen wallet, to head full-tilt for the edge of town, and hides while the cops inevitably go after it.]]
it.
* Even if it ultimately seems like a good thing that they failed, Dipper and Soos put up a damn good fight trying to [[spoiler: prevent Stan from reaching his potentially universe-destroying portal. Soos especially since he considers protecting the kids, and by extension the universe, more important than his duty to the employer and ''father figure'' he has known for almost half his life]].
life.
* [[spoiler: The Author of the Journals, A.K.A. Stan's Brother, comes out of the portal.]]



* One particular scene near the end, when [[spoiler:Mabel decides to trust Stan and let go of the portal's kill switch]] manages to be a combination of this, TearJerker, and even NightmareFuel [[spoiler:as the portal activates and creates so much destruction that it really does look like it's going to tear the Universe apart]].
* Major props to the animators at the end of this episode. Even if you already knew what was going to happen, the pure impact drawn when you see Mabel [[spoiler:letting go of that button and the world reformat]] before your very eyes is still massive. Would anyone have imagined that [[spoiler:the full activation of the portal]] would look like that?

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* One particular scene near the end, when [[spoiler:Mabel Mabel decides to trust Stan and let go of the portal's kill switch]] switch manages to be a combination of this, TearJerker, and even NightmareFuel [[spoiler:as as the portal activates and creates so much destruction that it really does look like it's going to tear the Universe apart]].
apart.
* Major props to the animators at the end of this episode. Even if you already knew what was going to happen, the pure impact drawn when you see Mabel [[spoiler:letting letting go of that button and the world reformat]] reformat before your very eyes is still massive. Would anyone have imagined that [[spoiler:the the full activation of the portal]] portal would look like that?



* Stanford [[spoiler:rewiring the house to allow the mind-wipe gun to affect the FBI agents and keep everyone safe.]]
* [[spoiler: Despite Stanford not being able to go to a top college, he was still able to work his way to a PHD and a research grant, which is pretty cool]].

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* Stanford [[spoiler:rewiring rewiring the house to allow the mind-wipe gun to affect the FBI agents and keep everyone safe.]]
safe.
* [[spoiler: Despite Stanford not being able to go to a top college, he was still able to work his way to a PHD and a research grant, which is pretty cool]].cool.



* [[spoiler: [=McGucket=] was an early PC pioneer]].
* [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan was able to take on his brother's identity, fake his death, and use his reputation to build a tourist trap, while secretly working to rebuild the portal. For the first time in his life, he was able to accomplish something great]].
** [[spoiler: And he did all this while being the ''dumber'' one of the pair of twins, and having only ONE of his brother's journals to learn from for the longest time.]]

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* [[spoiler: [=McGucket=] was an early PC pioneer]].pioneer.
* [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan was able to take on his brother's identity, fake his death, and use his reputation to build a tourist trap, while secretly working to rebuild the portal. For the first time in his life, he was able to accomplish something great]].
great.
** [[spoiler: And he did all this while being the ''dumber'' one of the pair of twins, and having only ONE of his brother's journals to learn from for the longest time.]]



* In the end, who ends up as the new mayor of Gravity Falls? [[spoiler:Tyler the cute biker. "Got it" indeed.]]

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* In the end, who ends up as the new mayor of Gravity Falls? [[spoiler:Tyler Tyler the cute biker. "Got it" indeed.]]
indeed.



-->'''Wendy''': Look, it's time we stop trying to be so ''perfect'' and be who we really are. We’re crazed, angry, sweaty animals! We're not unicorns! We're WOMEN! '''AND WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT!''' ''[punches a tree]''

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-->'''Wendy''': Look, it's time we stop trying to be so ''perfect'' and be who we really are. We’re We�re crazed, angry, sweaty animals! We're not unicorns! We're WOMEN! '''AND WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT!''' ''[punches a tree]''



* While definitely NightmareFuel, you gotta admit, [[spoiler:Bill unleashing the apocalypse]] is utterly ''chilling'' and completely awesome.
** And let's be honest, if previous episodes didn't already convince you that he's the premier MagnificentBastard of the show, look no further than the way Bill [[spoiler: gets around the HellishPupils that would have immediately given him away: by possessing ''Blendin'', aka one of the few people in the show [[GogglesDoNothing whose eyes are always hidden]]. And he also managed to possess the perfect person to exploit Mabel's emotional weakness. Always watching, indeed.]]

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* While definitely NightmareFuel, you gotta admit, [[spoiler:Bill Bill unleashing the apocalypse]] apocalypse is utterly ''chilling'' and completely awesome.
** And let's be honest, if previous episodes didn't already convince you that he's the premier MagnificentBastard of the show, look no further than the way Bill [[spoiler: gets around the HellishPupils that would have immediately given him away: by possessing ''Blendin'', aka one of the few people in the show [[GogglesDoNothing whose eyes are always hidden]].hidden. And he also managed to possess the perfect person to exploit Mabel's emotional weakness. Always watching, indeed.]]



* If you count the actions of villains, Bill Cipher in general is an absolute '''''BOSS''''' in this episode. He [[spoiler:conquers the entire town with his chaos magic and the help of his demonic friends, [[FacialHorror twists and mangles the face]] of [[AssholeVictim Preston Northwest]], [[BadassInDistress immobilizes Stanford Pines]] and [[TakenForGranite turns him into a golden statue/backscratcher]], and he [[CurbStomp completely obliterates]] the [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Time Baby]].]]

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* If you count the actions of villains, Bill Cipher in general is an absolute '''''BOSS''''' in this episode. He [[spoiler:conquers conquers the entire town with his chaos magic and the help of his demonic friends, [[FacialHorror twists and mangles the face]] face of [[AssholeVictim Preston Northwest]], [[BadassInDistress immobilizes Stanford Pines]] and [[TakenForGranite turns him into a golden statue/backscratcher]], and he [[CurbStomp completely obliterates]] the [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Time Baby]].]]



* This mainly gets on here for being LaserGuidedKarma, but Bill's first attack on the people of Gravity Falls is [[spoiler:swapping the functions of Preston Northwest's face-holes]] when he tries to sell himself out to him. After everything that [[spoiler:Preston]] has done, it can be incredibly satisfying to watch, regardless (or perhaps because) of how disturbing it is.

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* This mainly gets on here for being LaserGuidedKarma, but Bill's first attack on the people of Gravity Falls is [[spoiler:swapping swapping the functions of Preston Northwest's face-holes]] face-holes when he tries to sell himself out to him. After everything that [[spoiler:Preston]] Preston has done, it can be incredibly satisfying to watch, regardless (or perhaps because) of how disturbing it is.



* Wendy threatens to break Ghost Eyes' arm and get the key to the prison bubble from [[spoiler:Gideon.]] She immediately follows through on that threat before hijacking a car. ''"Because I'm a flippin' Corduroy!"''

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* Wendy threatens to break Ghost Eyes' arm and get the key to the prison bubble from [[spoiler:Gideon.]] Gideon. She immediately follows through on that threat before hijacking a car. ''"Because I'm a flippin' Corduroy!"''



* Dipper appears to convince [[spoiler:Gideon]] to pull a HeelFaceTurn to save Mabel and fight Bill.

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* Dipper appears to convince [[spoiler:Gideon]] Gideon to pull a HeelFaceTurn to save Mabel and fight Bill.



* Soos spends the three day TimeSkip [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth and becoming a folk hero by helping out everyone he can.]]
** Particularly impressive when you consider that to reach the Wasteland, Wendy and Dipper had to make it past Gideon's Auto Warriors, navigate a minefield of eye-bats and chaos-bubbles, and jump a massive ravine. [[spoiler:Soos, alone, made it there first.]]

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* Soos spends the three day TimeSkip [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth WalkingTheEarth and becoming a folk hero by helping out everyone he can.]]
can.
** Particularly impressive when you consider that to reach the Wasteland, Wendy and Dipper had to make it past Gideon's Auto Warriors, navigate a minefield of eye-bats and chaos-bubbles, and jump a massive ravine. [[spoiler:Soos, Soos, alone, made it there first.]]



* When Bill's succeeded in opening a tear to his dimension and unleashing HellOnEarth, Ford, rather than going "All is lost!" firmly declares his intention to fight Bill to the last. While his efforts fail, you can't deny that his being DefiantToTheEnd shows why Dipper looks up to him. Thirty years ago, this man was so scared of Bill that it drove him into SanitySlippage. Now, though…

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* When Bill's succeeded in opening a tear to his dimension and unleashing HellOnEarth, Ford, rather than going "All is lost!" firmly declares his intention to fight Bill to the last. While his efforts fail, you can't deny that his being DefiantToTheEnd shows why Dipper looks up to him. Thirty years ago, this man was so scared of Bill that it drove him into SanitySlippage. Now, though…though�



* Bill summoning a ''miniature storm'' when he [[spoiler:finds out that he's trapped within the town.]] And this presumably wasn't intended. It was created [[PunctuatedForEmphasis through. His. Anger. ''Alone.'']]
* Turns out we saw so little of Stan these last two episodes because [[spoiler:he was gathering up an army of all the town's creatures, and anyone else who Bill hasn't captured.]]
** Plus, [[spoiler:Pacifica's one of the few who managed to survive the four days Weirdmageddon's been going on. Not bad for someone who until recently never had to face much real hardship, well aside the ones inflicted on her by her parents.]]
** Its also worth noting that Stan [[spoiler:has not suffered any ClothingDamage [[BadassInANiceSuit compared to everyone else.]]]] Although that might be because it's still the Mystery Shack, so he might have spare clothes there.

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* Bill summoning a ''miniature storm'' when he [[spoiler:finds finds out that he's trapped within the town.]] town. And this presumably wasn't intended. It was created [[PunctuatedForEmphasis through. His. Anger. ''Alone.'']]
* Turns out we saw so little of Stan these last two episodes because [[spoiler:he he was gathering up an army of all the town's creatures, and anyone else who Bill hasn't captured.]]
captured.
** Plus, [[spoiler:Pacifica's Pacifica's one of the few who managed to survive the four days Weirdmageddon's been going on. Not bad for someone who until recently never had to face much real hardship, well aside the ones inflicted on her by her parents.]]
parents.
** Its also worth noting that Stan [[spoiler:has has not suffered any ClothingDamage [[BadassInANiceSuit compared to everyone else.]]]] ]] Although that might be because it's still the Mystery Shack, so he might have spare clothes there.



* The group building the Mystery Shack mecha, and using it to CurbStompBattle Bill's minions to a more rock-style version of the ''Gravity Falls'' theme. They then use it to evenly battle Bill Cipher, including ''[[EyeScream ripping out his eye]]'', [[spoiler:until Bill realizes that the protection spell over the Mystery Shack doesn't extend to its legs, allowing him to rip one off and defeat the Mystery Shack mecha with it.]]
** Credit where credit's due, as soon as he realises he's got an opening, Bill [[spoiler:very quickly turns the tables on the Shack. He might have been blindsided by the protection spell, but subtle though it is the way he adapts shows he's the main threat for a reason.]]

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* The group building the Mystery Shack mecha, and using it to CurbStompBattle Bill's minions to a more rock-style version of the ''Gravity Falls'' theme. They then use it to evenly battle Bill Cipher, including ''[[EyeScream ripping out his eye]]'', [[spoiler:until until Bill realizes that the protection spell over the Mystery Shack doesn't extend to its legs, allowing him to rip one off and defeat the Mystery Shack mecha with it.]]
it.
** Credit where credit's due, as soon as he realises he's got an opening, Bill [[spoiler:very very quickly turns the tables on the Shack. He might have been blindsided by the protection spell, but subtle though it is the way he adapts shows he's the main threat for a reason.]]



* Stan's seeming [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice by trapping Bill inside his mind while Ford uses the mind eraser gun to erase Stanley's mind (thus destroying Bill in the process).]] Stan even [[spoiler:'''''destroys Bill''''' by [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching him and causing him to shatter]]]].
** Stan [[spoiler: giving it to Bill just as the one-eyed villain realizes how screwed he is.]]
-->'''Stanley:''' [[spoiler: Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake. ''[[PapaWolf You messed with my family]]''.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler:for the first and only time in the entire series, Bill is ''terrified''. After spending the entire series pulling everybody's strings and being in the driver's seat... Bill is so terrified he ''[[VillainsWantMercy begs for his life]]''.]] It is easily one of the most satisfying moments in the entire series.
** Also [[spoiler: Stanley was the one member of the Pines family whom Bill never directly interacted with throughout the show until now, which ultimately made him a wild card. Bill very clearly did not consider him worth any real investment in, and like many just saw him as a dumber, sweatier version of Ford. And in the end, it's Stanley who reduces Bill to this state and destroys him, to the point where Bill's ''last word'' is an enraged "STANLEY!!!"]] That is just perfectly awesome.
** And as [[spoiler:Stan more or less ''punches him out of existence'', Bill lets out an exponentially satisfying ''scream'' of what we can only assume is pure (and well-deserved) agony]].

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* Stan's seeming [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice by trapping Bill inside his mind while Ford uses the mind eraser gun to erase Stanley's mind (thus destroying Bill in the process).]] process). Stan even [[spoiler:'''''destroys '''''destroys Bill''''' by [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching him and causing him to shatter]]]].
shatter]].
** Stan [[spoiler: giving it to Bill just as the one-eyed villain realizes how screwed he is.]]
is.
-->'''Stanley:''' [[spoiler: Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake. ''[[PapaWolf You messed with my family]]''.family''.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler:for for the first and only time in the entire series, Bill is ''terrified''. After spending the entire series pulling everybody's strings and being in the driver's seat... Bill is so terrified he ''[[VillainsWantMercy begs for his life]]''.life''.]] It is easily one of the most satisfying moments in the entire series.
** Also [[spoiler: Stanley was the one member of the Pines family whom Bill never directly interacted with throughout the show until now, which ultimately made him a wild card. Bill very clearly did not consider him worth any real investment in, and like many just saw him as a dumber, sweatier version of Ford. And in the end, it's Stanley who reduces Bill to this state and destroys him, to the point where Bill's ''last word'' is an enraged "STANLEY!!!"]] "STANLEY!!!" That is just perfectly awesome.
** And as [[spoiler:Stan Stan more or less ''punches him out of existence'', Bill lets out an exponentially satisfying ''scream'' of what we can only assume is pure (and well-deserved) agony]].agony.



* On a related note, Stan being recognized as the town hero. [[spoiler:Most importantly, it's Stan''ley'' Pines being named the hero. What makes this meaningful is that Stan spent 30 years carrying the moniker of his well-renowned brother, and was previously known for being "Stanford Pines, the man of many crimes". But through his HeroicSacrifice, Stanley finally forged a legacy to his name; hearing his real name spoken again means he no longer has to live under the shadow of his brother, which makes it all the more awesome]].

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* On a related note, Stan being recognized as the town hero. [[spoiler:Most Most importantly, it's Stan''ley'' Pines being named the hero. What makes this meaningful is that Stan spent 30 years carrying the moniker of his well-renowned brother, and was previously known for being "Stanford Pines, the man of many crimes". But through his HeroicSacrifice, Stanley finally forged a legacy to his name; hearing his real name spoken again means he no longer has to live under the shadow of his brother, which makes it all the more awesome]].awesome.



* Stan and Ford [[spoiler:sailing the seas and taking down monsters in the epilogue. Even better when the shot pans down and you see the name of their boat; Stan O' War II.]]
** [[spoiler: And guess what anomaly Ford possibly detected in the Arctic? Remember that [[FreezeFrameBonus excerpt amongst the classified documents]] in Irrational Treasure?]]

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* Stan and Ford [[spoiler:sailing sailing the seas and taking down monsters in the epilogue. Even better when the shot pans down and you see the name of their boat; Stan O' War II.]]
II.
** [[spoiler: And guess what anomaly Ford possibly detected in the Arctic? Remember that [[FreezeFrameBonus excerpt amongst the classified documents]] documents in Irrational Treasure?]]



* Alex Hirsch may never have been able to get David Lynch to cameo, but at least he got [[spoiler:[[Creator/KyleMacLachlan KYLE MACLACHLAN!]]]]
* A less noticeable one, but in the credits, its shown briefly that [[spoiler: Clones 3 and 4 are still alive. Not bad for guys who can be killed by getting wet.]]

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* Alex Hirsch may never have been able to get David Lynch to cameo, but at least he got [[spoiler:[[Creator/KyleMacLachlan [[Creator/KyleMacLachlan KYLE MACLACHLAN!]]]]
MACLACHLAN!]]
* A less noticeable one, but in the credits, its shown briefly that [[spoiler: Clones 3 and 4 are still alive. Not bad for guys who can be killed by getting wet.]]



* If you interpret it in a certain way, Bill shows that he can be a badass in his own right. [[spoiler: He casts a protection spell before he dies. Assuming it worked, that means he just outwitted EVERYONE who knows about him into thinking he is gone for good.]]

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* If you interpret it in a certain way, Bill shows that he can be a badass in his own right. [[spoiler: He casts a protection spell before he dies. Assuming it worked, that means he just outwitted EVERYONE who knows about him into thinking he is gone for good.]]


* The design of the inside of Stan's mind is ''[[VisualEffectsOfAwesome phenomenal]]''. You'd almost think they invited [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Gekidan Inu Curry]] at the drawing table.

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* The design of the inside of Stan's mind is ''[[VisualEffectsOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome phenomenal]]''. You'd almost think they invited [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Gekidan Inu Curry]] at the drawing table.


* [[spoiler: The fact that GravityFalls took what other programs would have ignored or mined for comedy (townsfolk not acknowledging the weird stuff that happens on a regular basis) and made it a plot point!]]

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* [[spoiler: The fact that GravityFalls ''Gravity Falls'' took what other programs would have ignored or mined for comedy (townsfolk not acknowledging the weird stuff that happens on a regular basis) and made it a plot point!]]


** Brad Beeck, the series' composer, has now released several excerpts of soundtrack on his soundcloud account, [[https://soundcloud.com/bradbreeck/gf-e121-finale-mix-mast-01 including this scene]]. CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''indeed''.

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** Brad Beeck, the series' composer, has now released several excerpts of soundtrack on his soundcloud account, [[https://soundcloud.com/bradbreeck/gf-e121-finale-mix-mast-01 including this scene]]. CrowningMusicOfAwesome SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''indeed''.


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** [[spoiler: Kinda makes you wonder why he would ''ever'' think "Is this all there really is?" when he's clearly had a powerful purpose for many years.]]
*** [[spoiler: Fridge Sadness in that Stan is getting to the end of his life, and had spent years searching for the journals. The possibility that he could die without ever fulfilling that purpose would ''have'' to have gotten to him at times.]]
*** Potential FridgeHorror: We don't know for sure that [[spoiler: Stan's]] plan for the machine is necessarily benign. Remember, [[{{Foreshadowing}} in Gravity Falls, there is no one you can trust.]]

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