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

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

Handyman at the Mystery Shack. Soos often accompanies Dipper and Mabel on their adventures. He acts much like One of the Kids, though you'll find he's actually quite intelligent. He represents the question mark on the Zodiac.


  • Acrofatic: "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" shows that Soos is capable of running faster than the Gobblewonker while carrying Dipper and Mabel without even breaking a sweat or going out of breath.
    • His agility may be explained by the fact that he practiced martial arts (apparently Karate) when he was younger, as seen in a picture at Abuelita's home.
  • Action Survivor: As evidenced in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" and later during Weirdmageddon.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the Tagalong Adult / Token Adult in most episodes, but "Soos and the Real Girl" and "Blendin's Game" focus on him specifically.
  • Affably Evil: Even when he's temporarily turned into a zombie with a hunger for human flesh, he's still as cheerful and laid-back as ever.
    Zombie!Soos: Braiiiiins! Braiiiiiiins!
    Mabel: SOOS! Cut it out!
    Zombie!Soos: Heh, heh! Sorry, dude.
  • Agent Mulder: Quick to believe the supernatural happenings in Gravity Falls when Dipper raises his own suspicions, such as believing the local Mailman to be a werewolf.
  • Amazon Chaser: If the drawing of his dream woman from the "Mailbox" short is any indicator.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted; he was this at first when Alex Hirsch stated that his real first name was Jesus (which is a Hispanic name), but in season 2, his full name is confirmed to be Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez, which makes it pretty obvious that he's Latino. According to Alex Hirsch, he's half Mexican, with a white father and a Mexican mother.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Loves working for the Mystery Shack and Stan, and he even makes fan fiction about the crazy mysteries that happen around Gravity Falls while also living them. In the Grand Finale, he becomes the Mystery Shack's new owner with Melody working with him.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He's easily distracted by a laser pointer in "Double Dipper".
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez. It's downplayed, as he's almost never referred to as such on-screen.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Post-Weirdmageddon, he succeeds Stan as Mr. Mystery.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he's so loyal to Stan is because Stan unintentionally stepped up as a Parental Substitute by hiring Soos as his handyman after Soos had realized his real dad was never going to come home.
  • Berserk Button: He very rarely gets angry, but he's rather sensitive to people pointing out his weight, as alluded to in "Fight Fighters" and displayed more clearly in "The Land Before Swine".
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being an overall ditz and Cloudcuckoolander, he has proven himself to be very useful on occasion. And as "Not What He Seems" can attest, he was also willing to fight Stan, whom he viewed as a father figure, to protect the kids.
  • Big Beautiful Man: In-Universe, Mabel scores every man in Gravity Falls on a scale of 1 to 5. Soos gets a 12.
  • Big Eater: Soos is more often than not, seen eating something, whether he's doing maintenance at the Mystery Shack or adventuring with the twins. The scene where he's first introduced features him eating a chocolate bar.
  • Big Fun: He's plus sized and always willing to spend time with Dipper and Mabel.
  • Birds of a Feather:
  • Birthday Hater: He doesn't "hate" his birthday exactly, but having a party does bring back the painful memory from when he was twelve and realized his father, who had left him when he was four years old, was never coming back. However after seeing how much Dipper and Mabel care about him, he stops dwelling about his father and accepts them as his real family.
  • Break the Comedian: Usually the amiably goofy, kind-hearted Cloud Cuckoo Lander of the Mystery Shack. However, in "Blendin's Game," he finds himself uncharacteristically depressed on his birthday and unable to join in any of the party games. It turns out that his dad continuously promises to return and spend time with him on his birthday, only to remain a no-show except for a postcard. Thankfully, Dipper and Mabel are able to cheer him up at the end of the episode by using the wish they won in Globnar to give him a happy birthday.
  • Breakout Character: His role has increased substantially as the show has gone on.
  • Broken Pedestal: Even he was horrified by Stan's duplicity, and was willing to stop him from carrying out his plan.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He might not be the brightest, but he seems to be a pretty good handy-man.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently the butt of slapstick shenanigans.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Incredibly awkward on the dating scene, mostly due to freezing up and saying whatever absurd thing pops into his head when he's nervous. Only Melody, who's almost as shy as he is, can manage to coax him into a full conversation.
  • Captain Obvious: "In my opinion, this is an axe."
  • Chuunibyou: He displays traits of this in the first episode, acting like a guardian of esoteric knowledge. This goes Up to Eleven in the shorts Fixin' It With Soos.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Much like Mabel, he often goes off on odd tangents. In "Soos and the Real Girl", he admits that he usually just says whatever pops into his head.
  • The Conscience: Surprisingly often as seen in "Legend of the Gobblewonker" and "The Time Traveler's Pig".
    Old Man McGucket: You just don't know the length us old-timers go through for a little quality time with our family.
    (Dipper and Mabel look at the fishing hats Grunkle Stan gave them and sigh)
    Soos: Dude, I guess the real lake monster is you two. Heh, heh! Sorry, it just like, boom, just popped into my head there.
    • In "Time Traveler's Pig"
      Soos: And here we have Miserable Mabel, the girl whose dreams were shattered by a heartless jerk. Oh, hey, Dipper!
  • Crazy-Prepared: He gives Dipper a baseball bat in "Tourist Trapped" just in case he sees a piñata.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Soos may be wacky and seemingly dumb, but he is always ready to rise when the situation calls for it.
    • Epitomized in Weirdmageddon where he has been traveling the countryside helping other survivors.
      Soos: Apparently there are, like, folk songs about me now.
  • Cuddle Bug: He's quite the huggable dude. He hugs the twins often, and attempts to initiate an unwanted group hug in "Dreamscaperers," admitting that he never knows when the time is right. In Gravity Falls: Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun!, Mabel says of Soos, "Soos is like a giant anime panda creature that makes the forests grow and lets you sleep on his tummy."
    Soos: Guys, if I die, I wanna die hugging.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad left when he was four.
  • Family of Choice: How he sees the Pines family, and vice-versa.
  • Fat Idiot: Most of the time. It's downplayed, though. He isn't unintelligent so much as ditzy and socially awkward.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Conflicted.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic: Observant, reliable, and reactionary.
  • Friend to All Children: He gets along pretty well with Dipper and Mabel. He even wants to have seven kids himself, just so he can have one to love every day of the week.
  • Genius Ditz: At first glance you would think he's a Fat Idiot, and he kind of is. But he's also very observant and knows more about the Gravity Falls's weirdness than most other characters. "Fixin' it With Soos" shows that he's also a very good handyman, modifying a broken golf cart into a rocket car and a broken cuckoo clock into...a really awesome thing that wasn't a clock anymore. This is on top of still retaining some sentience when zombified.
  • Gentle Giant: Tall and stocky, with strength to match, and one of the kindest characters in the show.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The lovable goofball Soos usually pals around with Dipper, who tends to quite snarky and serious most of the time.
  • Handyman: His official job and position at the Mystery Shack.
    • Even after Weirdmageddon begins, Soos's commitment to his work is so strong that he vows to fix the ruins of the town with his bare hands. Two days later, he's already became a folk hero to the ravaged Gravity Falls as "The Handyman of the Apocalypse", where he was seen "wandering the plains like a desperado, helping strangers" while trying to find his friends.
    Soos: I guess there are some... folk songs about me now?
  • Hidden Depths: One of the cryptograms in the online game Rumble's Revenge states that he knows more than he lets on. Bill Cipher, after he and the twins defeat him, outright states this about him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dipper and Mabel.
  • Kavorka Man: Somehow managed to get a 12 on Mabel's relationship test in "Mabel's Guide to Dating", despite the ratings scale only going from 1 to 5, giving him the rating of Total Hunk. However, it's subverted in "Soos and the Real Girl" where he has a lot of trouble talking to women until he meets Melody, who he turns out to have a lot in common with.
    • It seems that while Soos knows how to treat a woman on paper, in real life, he finds them intimidating. On the same note, Soos is inexperienced with flirting and when he would initiate a conversation, he starts a little too directly or awkwardly.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He's quite stupid, though he likes everyone.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When the Gobblewonker attacked Soos immediately got serious, grabbed Dipper and Mabel and ran to get them to safety.
  • Living Legend: During Weirdmageddon he becomes a beloved folk hero while Walking the Earth and helping anyone he comes across.
  • Manchild: Disney's promotions even use that exact word to describe him. In "Gideon Rising", Grunkle Stan compliments him with the phrase "You're a good man...child, Soos."
  • Masked Luchador: He dresses up as one in "Summerween". It helps that he's Hispanic.
  • Medium Awareness: On occasion.
  • Meaningful Name: Although Jesus is a common name in Hispanic countries influenced by Catholicism, it also means "He saves" in Hebrew. Soos has definitely saved they day more than once. Also, the fact that his great respect for the children resembles traditional Christian teaching about Jesus and the little children helps.
  • Meta Guy: At one point, when Dipper notes that side characters in horror movies don't usually survive, Soos questions whether he's a side character.
    • He also breaks the fourth wall to comment on fan reactions to plot twists.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Alex Hirsch confirms that Soos' father is white and his mother is Mexican.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Easily impressed by things like laser pointers and battery-operated talking skulls.
  • Never Bareheaded: Until "Little Dipper", people thought he was bald.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: After the Mystery Shack closes in "Gideon Rises", Soos starts taking other jobs, including cooking at the diner and driving the bus taking Dipper and Mabel back home. It is implied that he isn't very good at them.
  • Nice Guy: He's really nice, especially towards the kids as well as hanging out with them a lot, often shifting into Big Fun.
  • Nice Hat: Soos is always seen wearing a brown cap. He trades it in for Stanley's trademark fez.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Despite his Manchild persona (or perhaps because of it), Soos is more perceptive of the presence of the supernatural in Gravity Falls than they other adults in town. He also understands the dangers of making wild accusations without hard proof and encourages Dipper to carefully investigate the strange goings on before taking any action.
  • Obsessed with Food:
    • In "Dreamscaperers", one of his big questions about chasing Bill through Stan's mind is whether or not he can bring his snacks with him.
    • In "Blendin's Game", he uses the Time Wish to get an infinitely regenerating slice of pizza.
  • Older Sidekick: He's a 22-year-old man, but hangs out with 12-year-old kids.
  • Omniglot: As well as English and Spanish, he apparently knows Japanese, as he was able to read the kanji on the back of Romance Academy 7.
  • One of the Kids: He spends more time hanging out with Dipper and Mabel than he does doing his actual job, and he treats them as genuine equals.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Storyboards from "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" confirm that Soos is short for Jesus (pronounced the Spanish way, "hay-SOOS", after his namesake Jesus Chambrot), and then outright shown in "Blendin's Game" after the twins look at one of his licences.
  • Only One Name: Usually just referred to as "Soos", although it's revealed in "Blendin's Game" that is full name is Jesus Alzamirano Ramirez.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: When he was zombified, he retained a surprising amount of sentience.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Soos is generally very hard to annoy, but when Wendy literally throws his favorite song out of a moving car, he gives her a very stern "what the hell" look.
  • Papa Wolf: A mild example but let's just say when Dipper and Mabel are in trouble Soos knows to drop the act and be an adult.
    • In "Little Dipper", he actually tried to stop Stan and Mabel from making fun of Dipper; he's much more on the ball than people think.
    • Shown again in "Soos And The Real Girl" when he is having to defend Melody, Dipper, and Mabel from the Giffany-controlled animatronics. He outright takes it upon himself to go into the fray so that the others can get away and sacrifices a life spent in Giffany's game where she will unconditionally love him by melting the disc. Say what you will about the man, but he can nut up when he has to.
    • In "Not What he Seems", Soos actually fights to stop Grunkle Stan, who he views as a father figure, to protect Dipper and Mabel. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass indeed.
  • Parental Neglect: His father abandoned Soos with his abuelita when he was four and has thereafter only communicated with him via the occasional birthday card, which, combined with the never-realized promises to return, eventually made Soos hate his own birthday.
  • Passing the Torch: Receives the title of the new Mr. Mystery in the Grand Finale, when Stan leaves to reconnect with Ford.
  • Person as Verb: He does it to himself in one episode. "Guess I kinda Soos-ed that one up, huh?"
  • Raised by Grandparents: Abuelita has been raising Soos since he was at least nine years old, in the absence of his mother and neglectful father.
  • Scars Are Forever: According to Journal 3, Soos still has a scar that Ford easily identified as a zombie bite.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: A lot of characters, Stan in particular, tend to make snarky comments at his expense. Not that he notices. This is a trait he shares with Mabel.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With his older cousin Reggie; it doesn't seem to be outright hostile, but Soos acknowledges openly that the guy's a jerk. The fact that Reggie's dated more women than he has (and is engaged to be married) is also an uncomfortable blow to his self-esteem.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Soos is definitely smarter than his Cloudcuckoolander personality and disposition would suggest.
    • He's a mechanical genius, having designed an Applause-O-Meter and turned a broken golf cart into a rocket car. His mechanical finesse shines in the Fixin' It with Soos shorts.
    • In "The Love God", he convinces Stan that it'd be more financially sensible to make profits off the Woodstick Festival's "kale munching" hippies (Stan's words) than to shoot them down. He also points out that Stan's hot air balloon has the flame too close to the kerosene, which winds up causing it to crash.
    • He apparently possesses at least some knowledge about pterosaur biology. In "The Land Before Swine", his advice to the twins to follow him in a straight line, as the pterodactyl's eyes are "so far apart" that it cannot see directly in front of itself, winds up saving them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often misspelled as "Zeus", especially in close captioning. Journal 3 shows that both Dipper and Ford upon meeting him made this exact same mistake.
  • Stout Strength: He has a fairly physically demanding job, but doesn't seem to struggle despite his weight.
  • Tagalong Kid: Inverted. It's the three kids, Dipper, Mabel and Wendy, who are in control. Soos just comes along for their adventures. Later deconstructed when Dipper is reluctant to let Soos go on an adventure because he's accident prone.
  • Token Adult: As stated above, he fills this role whenever he goes on adventures with Dipper, Mabel, and Wendy.
  • True Companions: With the Pines family. He's been working for Stan ever since he was 12 and states that he would do anything for them. He even gives up on seeing his father once he hears everything Dipper and Mabel did for him, even calling them family.
  • Tuckerization: Soos' middle name and surname are a reference to storyboard artist Alonso Ramirez Ramos.
  • Verbal Tic: Soos says the word "Dude" a lot.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He sounds very adultlike like as a child.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Famously in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" when he fears he might be a side character and will die in the first five minutes. In reality, he gets the fourth most focus out of all characters.
  • Younger Than They Look: He could be mistaken for being in his late twenties or early thirties, but is only in his early twenties, being 22.

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

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

A teenager who works at the Mystery Shack. Dipper happens to have a crush on her. She relishes the chance to go on adventures with the twins. She represents the bag of ice on the Zodiac for being cool in the face of danger.


  • Action Girl: The biggest one on the show next to Mabel. Just watch her in "Into the Bunker," "Society of the Blind Eye," "The Last Mabelcorn," and all throughout the Weirdpocalypse. Her signature weapon is an axe, but she's also quite skilled with a crossbow.
  • Action Survivor: And in "Weirdmageddon", she's the only one of her friends besides Dipper to not be captured or missing, and helps Dipper steal a car, beat up Gideon's goons, and go to rescue Mabel. Justified, because her father made her and her brothers train for the apocalypse.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: We've seen her dad and brothers, but her mom isn't even mentioned. Someone asked Alex Hirsch about this and he responded "Alas Wendy's mom is no longer with her".
  • Apathetic Clerk: Spends more time slacking off with her friends and lazing about than working the register.
  • Artistic Age: She's quite tall despite being 15. Her friends (one of which has an arm covered in tribal tattoos) make things more confusing. Stan actually calls her as tall as a grown woman because of her "freak lumberjack genes". Given how much of a burly giant her father, Manly Dan is, it's clear Wendy's height is from his side of the family.
    • In "Double Dipper", she's shown to have always been tall for her age, being a good three heads taller than her three brothers until they hit the pubescent growth spurt. They're now as tall as most teenagers despite being her younger brothers and it's likely they'll grow to be as large as Dan himself.
  • Artists Are Attractive: Part of why she liked Robbie was because he can play guitar. She ends up dumping him when a song he claimed to have written for her turned out to be a hypnotizing track written by someone else.
  • An Axe to Grind: She carries an axe with her to use as a weapon in "Into the Bunker". She is a lumberjack's daughter, after all.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of her friend group. She's explicitly stated to be 15, whereas her friends are strongly implied to be somewhere in the 16-18 range (Nate has tattoos and Thompson can drive without supervision). Unusually for this trope, she's also more or less the de-facto leader of the group, as she's usually the one who leads whatever shenanigans they get into, and is The Face with her outgoing personality.
  • Badass Boast: Flat out tells Gideon during Weirdmageddon that his plans for the imprisoned Mabel aren't going to work because "after I break Ghost-Eyes' arm and steal that key from your neck, I'm gonna wear your butt on my foot like a rhinestone slipper." And then she immediately delivers on it.
  • Badass Normal: Wendy may be laid-back, but she's "a flippin' CORDUROY!" She has hand-to-hand combat skills and is an expert with an axe. It's best shown in "Into the Bunker" where she climbs up a tree effortlessly with her belt and beats up the shapeshifter, and during the events of Weirdmageddon, where she survives on her own and can use a crossbow, quickly breaks free and armlocks the muscular Ghost-Eyes, and fearlessly jumps atop a Floating Eyeball monster and petrifies a henchmaniac's head.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's physically attractive, and one of the nicest and most laid-back characters of the series.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted; whenever there's a skirmish, Wendy (like the other female characters) will sustain as much injury or damage as the show's male characters. Instances include "Into the Bunker", during Weirdmageddon, and "The Last Mabelcorn", the latter episode which has her sporting a full-on black eye after a fight. She also uses the bathroom (off-screen) in "Double Dipper".
  • Better as Friends: With Dipper as of "Into the Bunker".
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: She can be quite confrontational when she needs to be, especially when it comes to aiding Dipper or Mabel, as shown in episodes like "Into the Bunker" and "The Last Mabelcorn."
  • Big Eater: The girl can put it away. She's frequently seen eating (usually junk food of some sort) while working at the Mystery Shack, she takes more snacks than is authorized while working temporarily as a lifeguard in "The Deep End", and in "Double Dipper", when Dipper asks her what her favorite snack food is, she replies that she can't pick just one.
  • The Big Girl: As of Season 2 — she packs the biggest punch of the heroes.
  • Big Sister Instinct: While she is a big sister, she's more often seen in this role with the Pines twins. She regularly helps and protects the twins. In "The Last Mabelcorn" she goes into full-blown attack mode when she sees Mabel get mistreated by a scheming unicorn, and in "Into the Bunker" she shields Dipper from a malevolent shapeshifter.
  • Blood Knight: Her reaction to Mabel punching the charlatan unicorn in "The Last Mablecorn", paired with her enthusiasm for getting in on the action, show that she loves a good brawl. In the story "Comix Up" from Gravity Falls: Lost Legends: 4 All-New Adventures!, she's overjoyed about going into a comic book dimension due to the opportunity to be violent with no consequences.
  • Boots of Toughness: As part of her standard attire, she wears perpetually muddied boots, and if "The Last Mablecorn" is any indication, she doesn't like taking them off.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She slacks on the job and is apathetic to it, but when things get serious ("Into The Bunker") her Badass Normal side comes out in-full-swing; she becomes quick-witted, flexible, and utterly relentless until she and her friends win.
  • Broken Ace: Wendy is an attractive young lady with semi-surprising amounts of strength who's very popular and friendly. However, her dysfunctional family life is a massive source of stress and may explain why she takes any opportunity to hang out with the rest of the gang at the Mystery Shack.
  • Character Development: At the beginning of the pilot episode ("Tourist Trapped"), she is entirely apathetic to her job at the Shack and doesn't hesitate to show it. She also has to be bribed by Stan in "Headhunters" to participate in a Mystery Shack event. By the second season, in "Scary-oke," she's willingly and enthusiastically promoting the Mystery Shack's Re-Opening party to the townsfolk. It seems Dipper and Mabel have brought out her more playful and enthusiastic side.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Tambry have been friends at least since they were five.
  • Cool Big Sis: A surrogate one to Mabel, most notably seen in "Society of the Blind Eye" when she comforts Mabel about her failed romances. It has been said by Alex Hirsch that when he created Wendy, everyone just took the coolest person they knew and mixed them all together.
    • Subverted with Dipper given how their friendship is one of equals (and one can say he's the mature one of the two.)
    • Wendy is also a surrogate version of this trope when she interacts and goes on adventures with Mabel's friends, Candy and Grenda, such as in "The Last Mabelcorn".
      Wendy: Honestly, I stopped believing in unicorns when I was like, five years old. I'm just coming along to keep you kids from walking into a bear trap.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Instead of celebrating Christmas, she and her family train for the Apocalypse every year. Given the Apocalyse literally happens in "Weirdmageddon", it's a case of Properly Paranoid.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Inconveniencing," "Into the Bunker," and the Weirdmageddon trilogy give us the biggest glimpses into her character and personal life.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Challenges Stan for the position.
  • The Determinator: No matter how tough things get, Wendy refuses to throw in the towel. This is most apparent during Weirdmageddon.
  • Dude Magnet: Heavily implied. Wendy has a long list of ex-boyfriends and she was Dipper's first crush. Though technically, he was her first crush too. Heck, even Bill Cipher (while inside of Dipper's body) hits on her at one point, though whether he's attracted to her or just trying to razz Dipper isn't certain.
  • Dysfunctional Family: It is revealed in "Society of the Blind Eye" that Wendy's family causes her to be stressed in reality underneath her outwardly calm and cool personality.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Half-jokingly confirmed by Word of God to be Blerble.
  • Farmer's Daughter: Or rather, a lumberjack's daughter, but she fits the trope aptly enough; she's an attractive young woman pined after by more than one male character, who grew up in the backwoods and is resultantly handy with an axe, proficient in activities associated with her father's profession, and able to spit with the best of them. Not to mention that her attire includes boots, and she sported overalls and Girlish Pigtails when she was younger.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zig-Zagged; she's the only redhead and the calmest and most laid-back character of the main cast, but with how stressed she actually is underneath her relaxed exterior, some fire leaks out from time to time. See Not So Stoic below.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: According to Alex Hirsch, Wendy first met Robbie at a birthday party during the fifth grade. He pulled one of her pigtails, and she punched him in the face, chipping a tooth. While Wendy does not remember this, Robbie does. She also very briefly met a time-traveling Dipper when she was five, and thought he was cute.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Apathetic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic: Calm and collected, but lazy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wore them when she was younger.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Averted. She beams with delight while watching a zombie movie with Dipper in "Into the Bunker," and a zombie poster can be seen on her bedroom wall.
  • Girls Like Musicians: She seems to be into musicians if her relationship with Robbie is any indication, and this trope plays a major part of the episode "Boyz Crazy".
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Was excited when Dipper tried to win her a plush panda/duck hybrid at the Mystery Shack Fair, and has a few stuffed animals in her room.
  • Good Bad Girl: A G-rated (probably) version. She's a mischievous, rebellious teenage girl with an outgoing, Ladette-ish personality. . She's open about having dated more guys than she can count on one hand, and is also very kind, protective, humble, and by far one of the nicest characters on the show.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Wendy's a Nice Girl, but mistreat her, or her friends and all bets are off. When a shapeshifter deceives her, Dipper, Mabel, and Soos in "Into the Bunker," Wendy states, "He took us into his home, tricked us, and tried to destroy us. I say we return the favor," right before devising a plan to do so. She has little problem stealing hair from a unicorn that takes joy in emotionally manipulating Mabel.
    • In "The Last Mabelcorn", she also doesn't take kindly to a unicorn stringing Mabel along, and likewise comes up with a plan "the Wendy way" to get what they came for.
  • Hidden Depths: She's normally very passive, though she can be quite insightful. She's also very opinionated when it comes to the music industry, believing groups like Sev'ral Timez to be vapid, meaningless cash-grabs.
    • She also may be more ambitious than expected. When Alex was asked which character would be into which Hogwarts house, Wendy would be sorted into Slytherin. Whether or not Alex was being serious is a different matter though.
  • Hipster: Shows shades of this. She expresses an interest in up-and-coming indie bands in "The Love God", voices a disdain for what she refers to as the "bloated corporate music industry" in "Boyz Crazy", and is frequently seen reading a magazine called Indie Fuzz.
  • Huge School Girl: As Grunkle Stan described in this podcast: "Wendy, the fifteen-year-old who's tall like a grown woman 'cause of freak lumberjack genes."
  • Humble Hero: Wendy has all the traits of an Ace—she's friendly, popular, talented, athletic, and highly competent during a fight or on an adventure. Both of the twins look up to her. Still, she's a laid-back girl who isn't one to brag. In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls", when Ford says he needs someone who's cool in the face of danger to step into the Zodiac wheel, Wendy's friends start chanting her name and she responds with a nonchalant smirk and "Shut up, you guys." When Dipper tells her she's the coolest person he knows, she just says, "I know, dude. Tell me about it later." She also seems pretty humble about her appearance.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In "The Inconveniencing", she hits Thompson directly in the belly button with a jellybean from numerous paces away.
  • Indifferent Beauty: She's apparently a looker (as evidenced by the fact that she's a Dude Magnet), yet she's very kind, down-to-earth, and seems rather humble about her appearance, as we never see her focus on it or use it to her advantage.
  • Jerkass Ball: She takes extreme advantage of Mabel's selflessness during the latter's temporary tenure as boss in "Boss Mabel", by letting her friends completely trash the Mystery Shack and refusing to help Mabel at all. Given how consistently supportive and protective Wendy is of Mabel, her behavior in this episode is quite out-of-character.
  • The Lad-ette: A Disney-friendly version sans the sex and alcohol (maybe—she does mention a long list of ex-boyfriends and another time talks about attending a Wild Teen Party). She loves a good brawl, sits with her legs apart, gives friendly arm punches (especially to Dipper) quite often, and is thrilled in "Weirdmageddon: Part 1" at the prospect of driving a tank.
  • Lazy Bum: She has no work ethic, and spends most of her time lazing out around the Mystery Shack.
  • The Leader: She's basically this in her friend group of other teens. She tends to be very outgoing and it's implied that she's the one who plans the group's mischief.
    Wendy: (About going to the abandoned convenience store) Let's hurry it up, guys. I got big plans for tonight!
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A very downplayed example and one that's zig-zagged all over the place, but her dynamic with Dipper has some shades of this. Wendy, who starts off as a Satellite Love Interest for Dipper, is very rebellious and outgoing, and both intentionally and inadvertently brings out Dipper's more daring side, by doing things such as encouraging him to bend the rules (e.g., in "Scary-oke", she encourages a hesitant Dipper to break into Stan's room to get something he needed, and states that the possibility of getting caught is part of the thrill). Dipper's desire to appear cool around her also causes him to break out of his normally introverted and cautious personality. Interestingly, it's Wendy who tells Dipper in "Into the Bunker" (after he confesses his feelings to her) that it's him who has livened up her life.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy:
    • The Masculine Girl to Robbie's Feminine Boy; she's a Lad-ette who's implied to get over relationships fairly quickly while he's more melodramatic and also something of a Dandy.
    • She's likewise the Masculine Girl to Dipper's Feminine Boy, albeit to a lesser degree; she's more boisterous, athletic, and reckless than the generally reserved, nerdy, and cautious Dipper (though he does become more outgoing as the series goes on and has displayed athletic feats more than once). All things considered however, Dipper is a Guile Hero who tends to use violence as a last resort whereas Wendy is an Action Girl who likes to fight.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name, when short for the Welsh name Gwendolen/Gwendolyn, means "white, fair, blessed"—pretty fitting given Wendy's pale complexion and (seeming) status as the show's Ace. It's also the name of a major character in J.M. Berrie's Peter Pan, and in this context it came from "fwendy", which was a mispronunciation of the word "friendy" (friend) by a child whom the author was close with. A friend is what Wendy ultimately tells Dipper she wants to stay with him.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: Not to the extent of her father, but she can hold her own with an axe and she excelled at lumberjack games when she was younger.
  • Missing Mom: Wendy isn't often seen with her family but appears in several photos alongside her father and brothers. In these instances her mother is always mysteriously absent. Whilst Word of God says that Wendy's mother is no longer with her it has never been confirmed what really happened to her.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She broke the arm of a guy three times her size. Because she's "a flippin' Corduroy".
  • Nerves of Steel:
    • During "The Inconveniencing", Wendy is the only character who doesn't panic once (she's scared, but she can still think straight).
    • Displayed again in "Into The Bunker", where she remains relatively calm the entire time she is under the attack of The Shapeshifter, even taking the time to tend to one of her injuries.
    • To drive it home, during Weirdmageddon, she winds up representing the ice pack on the Zodiac due to her ability to be cool in the face of danger.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her flaws in being The Slacker and a troublemaking personality, she's a good person at heart:
    • She doesn't look down on the twins for being younger, she's quick to comfort them when they're down, and she always jumps at the chance to lend them a hand, whether it's playing look-out for Dipper or accompanying Mabel and the latter's friends on a potentially dangerous journey to obtain a unicorn hair. There's no implication that she aids the twins out of anything other than pure altruism, which is saying something considering Wendy's unapologetic slackness.
    • She's well-aware that Dipper is completely infatuated with her and would likely do anything she wants or asks, but she never takes advantage of the situation. Being the lover of mischief that she is, she'll occasionally encourage Dipper to bend the rules for fun, but never for her own benefit. When Dipper accidentally confesses because of the situation, she is not bothered. While she initially tries to play it off, when she sees how much it's distressed, she lets him down gently and is shown to be genuinely flattered by it.
    • She's the first to verbally give Soos a shot of confidence in "Soos and the Real Girl" when he's feeling down about the state of his love life.
    • She may bend Stan's rules and shirk her responsibilities towards him, but she cares for the old guy. In "Soos and the Real Girl", she spends the entire episode snarking at him, but after seeing him incredibly stressed out, she asks him with genuine concern if he needs to talk.
    • In "Society of the Blind Eye", she defends Lazy Susan when Soos makes a joke about the latter's mascara.
  • Nice Hat: Rarely seen without her trapper hat. She gives it to Dipper in the finale as something to remember her by; in exchange she now owns Dipper's hat.
  • Not So Stoic: Wendy is usually defined by her chill and mellow response to most of the things that come her way but there are several instances that show that there's plenty of things that can get under her skin.
    • In "Boyz Crazy", when Wendy learns that Robbie stole a song with subliminal messages from another musician she is more angry to learn that he lied to her about writing the song for her in the first place than the thought that the music was brainwashing her. When Dipper tries to talk to her, she points out to Dipper and Stan how all their actions came from selfishness rather than actual concern for her and then she storms off - in tears - to be alone.
    • In "Society of the Blind Eye", the usually mellow Wendy becomes irritated by a summer hit song that she complains about, and later even tosses Soos' CD featuring that song out the window of his truck when she could no longer stand to hear it anymore. To be fair she almost immediately realized what she did was uncool and told Soos she'd buy him a new one.
    • In "The Love God", she becomes so angered that her long time friend she's known since they were five begins to date her ex that she threatens to tear Tambry's highlights out then refuses - along with Nate and Lee, similarly incensed to learn Tambry and Robbie dating - to attend Woodstick in blind anger against the pleas of Dipper and Thompson. She calms down at the end of the episode when Thompson uses his Butt-Monkey status to bring his friends back together again. On a minor note, in The Stinger to "The Love God", in one of the photos of Waddles' and Gomper's "wedding", Wendy looked visibly irked after Soos shoved into her face while she was eating a piece of the wedding cake in order to catch the bouquet.
    • In "The Last Mabelcorn", Wendy decides to use force to get the badly needed unicorn hair after the unicorn refuses on the grounds that Mabel isn't pure of heart, and later opens up a can of whoopass on them.
  • One of the Boys: She's best friends with a girl named Tambry (whom she's known since childhood), but most of her other friends are guys, and she has a Ladette personality to boot.
    • Wendy is actually a Deconstruction of this trope. At the beginning of "Boyz Crazy", she smugly agrees with Dipper when he scoffs at Mabel and her friends' FanGirl behavior over Sev'ral Timez—yet at the end of the episode, after finding out that Robbie brainwashed her and when Dipper tries to take advantage of the situation, she reacts very emotionally and accuses guys of only thinking about themselves, showing that despite her tomboyishness, she's a girl nevertheless with stereotypically feminine feelings. She's also stated that she works at the Mystery Shack to avoid her family, and reveals in "Society of the Blind Eye" that being the only girl in a family of hypermasculine lumberjacks has had devastating effects on her stress levels, which is why she constantly puts on a relaxed front.Interestingly enough, this may explain why she's drawn to guys not "traditionally masculine" such as her brief relationship with Robbie and her close friendship with Dipper.
  • One of the Kids: Not as much as Soos, but she has some traits of it. Either Downplayed or Justified in that she's only a few years older than the twins. She seems to resent growing up to some degree. When Mabel runs into her at her school registration in "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future", she rants about how awful high school and puberty are, and remarks that she'd rather be 12 again.
  • Only Sane Woman: To an extent. She's sometimes the voice of reason among her peers (which gives her a commonality with Dipper) while other times, she is just as crazy as the rest of them.
    • In "Society of the Blind Eye", she's quick to explain to Mabel why the latter using a memory-erasing device to erase memories of failed relationships isn't a good idea.
    • In "Soos and the Real Girl", she spends the whole episode snarking at and attempting to deflate Stan's crazy obsession with an animatronic badger from a local pizzeria, a device that she tries (and fails) to dissuade him from stealing.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: Befitting a lumberjack's daughter, she's proficient in and seems to enjoy outdoor activities. In "The Inconviencing", she slides down two trees effortlessly to get down from the Mystery Shack's roof. "Into the Bunker" shows that she's just as good at climbing trees as she is at getting down them, and in "Fight Fighters", she mentions going camping with her family.
    • Her bedspread also has pine trees on it, and her bedroom is filled with outdoorsy decor.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Wendy has three brothers and is the only girl in the family. The names of her brothers from oldest to youngest are Marcus, Kevin, and Gus.
  • Out of Focus: Of the five main characters, she has the least amount of screen-time of all. This is becoming remedied with her joining the twins on more adventures in Season 2, but even then, she is not showcased with the rest as much.
  • The Prankster: While not displayed on-screen very often, it's implied that she loves a good prank. We see she and Dipper play pranks on pool patrons during their stints as lifeguard and assistant lifeguard respectively. In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," while in Mabeland, she lets her desire to prank her school principal get the best of her.
    Nate: Wanna drive this truck to the high school and glue this plunger to the principal's head?
    Wendy: (Eyes sparkling) Yes. Yes I do. Sorry, guys, I've always wanted to do that. I'll be back in just a few minutes. (Gets in truck)
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "'Cause I'm a flippin' CORDUROY!"
  • Precocious Crush: The subject of one from Dipper. Also had one when she was five years old, on... Dipper, thanks to time travel.
  • Pubescent Braces: She had them when she was younger, as shown here.
  • Raised by Dudes: Alex Hirsch never stated exactly how long Wendy's mom has been gone, but it's safe to assume that it's been a while since she was never mentioned even once on the show. We do see that in the picture of Wendy with her pigtails and braces that her youngest brother is in diapers, and given the average young age of braces is 9, she was likely near the end of grade school when her mother was gone. It would also explain how Wendy developed her Ladette-ish personality with only her father and three younger brothers.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down below her hips.
  • Really Gets Around: A G-Rated version; Wendy has a hefty list of old boyfriends, including one she isn't even sure if she's broken up with or not.
  • Redhead In Green: Her standard attire includes a green flannel shirt. Dipper also imagines her wearing a form-fitting green dress during his Imagine Spots in "Double Dipper."
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one in "The Last Mabelcorn" when she, Candy, and Grenda decide to implement a secret plan to obtain a unicorn hair:
    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)
  • Servile Snarker: Wendy is often this to Grunkle Stan.
  • She's All Grown Up: Wendy doesn't look quite like this anymore...
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Due to the art style it's usually impossible to tell the characters' eye colors, but Wendy's are green as confirmed by Alex Hirsch.
  • The Slacker: She states in "The Inconveniencing" that she "may or may not" sneak up onto the Mystery Shack's roof during her work hours...all the time, every day.
    • In Gravity Falls: Dipper and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun!, she writes this:
      Hey, guys. So Dipper asked me to write about relaxing, but what he calls "relaxing" is what I call "slacking." The first rule of slacking is not doing work. And writing something for someone else sounds a lot like work. So I'm taking the day off instead and accepting Stan's bribe to let him have the next few pages so he can write...
  • Static Character: She has a distinct personality and various layers to her. However, out of everyone of the main cast, she has the least Character Development seen and is indeed, more often than not in the background.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Is stated to be tall for her age, and has had no shortage of boys interested in her.
  • Stepford Smiler: Despite her upbeatness and apparent confidence, she states in "Society of the Blind Eye" that her laid-back demeanor is a facade she puts on to hide the stress from dealing with her boisterous family.
  • Stepford Snarker: Downplayed. Wendy is passively snarky, lazy, and has an apathetic outward attitude. This may be a front since she's actually very stressed underneath it all.
  • Super Strength: Mentioned above in Muscles Are Meaningless. Clearly, she got it from her dad.
  • Take That!: She hates the modern music industry, especially boy bands, for their engineered business-dominated practices.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She sports this look in "The Last Mabelcorn", "Into the Bunker" (when she fights the Shape-Shifter), and during Weirdmageddon.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She revels in pranking and mischeif, has a One of the Boys demeanor and manner of speech, is very experienced in outdoor and lumberjack-related activities, and loves to brawl. She also loves cute things, as evidenced by how she lets out a Squee! when Dipper does the Lamby Lamby Dance in "The Inconveniencing", and by the fact that she likes stuffed animals. Not to mention that she has extremely long Rapunzel Hair and wears make-up (as stated in "Boyz Crazy"). And despite her One of the Boys vibe, she does get quite emotional, especially about relationships.
    • Her girlier side tends to come out when she's around Mabel, as the two of them do things together like engage in random dance parties ("The Inconviencing") and angrily defend Lazy Susan's make-up when Soos makes fun of it ("Society of the Blind Eye").
  • Took a Level in Badass: Wendy is understandably caught off guard by her first encounter with the supernatural (that she remembers) in "The Inconveniencing" but comes far more prepared in her later adventures.
    • In "Into The Bunker" she brought an axe as a weapon, climbed up a tree trunk using a belt, took on the Shapeshifter without any hint of fear and just determination, protected Dipper, and calmly stopped her bleeding by ripping her shirt and using it as a bandage.
    • Later, she helps kick the ass of the unicorns who were scamming Mabel.
    • She moves into full Action Survivor status in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", leading a resistance against Bill Cipher and even breaking Ghost Eyes' arm.
  • Totally Radical: She includes "dude" and "man" in almost every sentence she utters, and sometimes uses cheesy slang.
    Wendy: This is so, stupid cool!
  • Town Girls: The athletic, axe-wielding, Ladette-ish Butch to Pacifica's vain Alpha Bitch Femme and Mabel's hardy, adventurous Girly Bruiser Neither.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her father is a giant of a man, but as far as Dipper is concerned she's a babe.
  • Unabashed B-Movie Fan: In the opening of "Into the Bunker", she and Dipper enjoy a cheesy, clearly low-budget zombie movie called Nearly Almost Dead But Not Quite!. It's a fitting choice of film for them both given her affinity for indie things and Dipper's nerdy, eccentric interests.
  • Younger Than They Look: As stated by Stan, she's a fifteen-year-old who's tall like a grown woman, courtesy of her "freak lumberjack genes" and her father and brothers are the same.
  • Youthful Freckles: The only thing about her appearance that is remotely childish. Without them, she could easily pass for an adult.

    Waddles 
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"Greetings, friends. It is I, Waddles the pig."
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker, Neil Degrasse Tyson (As Genius Waddles)

Mabel's beloved pet pig. She won him at the Mystery Shack's fair after guessing his weight (which was blatantly given away by his name, Ol' 15-Poundie).


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: In "Summerween" at least, where Mabel dresses him up like a businessman. This later becomes the subject of a Credits Gag involving lolpigs. Also used in one of the Life According To Mabel shorts, where she dresses him in exercize clothes as part of her Jog Hog segment.
  • Big Eater: As is typical of cartoon pigs, he's capable of eating quite a lot.
  • Black Bead Eyes: His most common trait, along with a few other animals in Gravity Falls. When Soos ends up in his body in "Carpet Diem", his eyes become large with sclera around the pupils. The same thing happens with Dipper, and later, Mabel.
  • Cool Pet: As far as Mabel's concerned at least.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He has this effect on Mabel.
  • Dub Name Change: The Latin American dub changed his name to "Pato" (Duck).
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: In an alternate time line in The Time Traveler's Pig, Pacifica wins him, but he refuses to go with her, a sharp contrast to how he usually acts towards everyone else.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Like with real life pigs, Waddles often attempts to eat anything he comes across, such as Mabel's shirt, playing cards, a table, a book, napkins...
  • Gluttonous Pig: VERY, though it isn't portrayed as a negative trait, except to Stan, when Waddles once ate one of the Mystery Shack's exhibits Stan had built out of corn cobs.
  • Interspecies Romance: When he was temporarily stuck in Soos's body, he ended up romancing and proposing to a woman who came into the Mystery Shack while Soos/Waddles was flailing around, trying to figure out how to move on two legs. Soos was understandably confused when he returned to his own body.
    • The episode "The Love God" reveals that thanks to Mabel, Waddles is now married to Gompers, the Mystery Shack's goat.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "I call him that cause he waddles!"
    • His original name was "Old Fifteen Poundie". Keep in mind that the man who owned him ran a weight guessing game with the pigs as prizes.
  • Messy Pig: Averted; he's shown rolling in mud briefly in "Land Before Swine", but other than that, he's typically clean, as most real life pigs usually are.
  • Pet Heir: Mabel intends to leave everything to Waddles.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Of course.
  • Talking Animal: Mabel thinks he is, since she thought he either said "Mabel" or "Doorbell" when first encountering him. He's really just making pig noises.
    • He actually does speak in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" when he temporarily becomes a super genius, providing the quote for the image.
  • Team Pet: He's Mabel's pig, but the whole cast interacts with him in this way, more or less.
  • Spanner in the Works: Had Waddles not jumped out of Mabel's backpack in the Lost Legends story, Don't Dimension It, Mabel would never have realized how bothersome her obnoxious behavior could be at times, and her alternate universe counterparts would have been stuck in Dimension MAB-3L.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Builds a combined motor cart/voice modulator for himself while he was a genius in "Little Gift Shop Of Horrors", and he's voiced by Neil deGrasse Tyson, of all people.
  • Uplifted Animal: He becomes a genius for a short while in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" after eating a magic mushroom.
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    Gompers 
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A goat commonly found on the Mystery Shack property.


  • All There in the Manual: The reason he's at the Shack at all, as a cut scene from "Blendin's Game" would've revealed that a tourist to the Mystery Shack attempted to use a baby Gompers as payment, and the goat just stayed there ever since.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Bill's weirdness wave in "Weirdmageddon Part 1" turns him into a giant version of himself, who tramples through the area around the Mystery Shack, forcing Stan to flee for his life.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Plays a very minor but substantial role in the episode "Boyz Crazy", in which him eating Ergman Bratsman's license plate gets the manager arrested. And in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", after being turned giant, he eats part of the prison wall, freeing Gideon and his fellow inmates.
  • Extreme Omni-Goat: While not as pronounced as other goats in cartoons, Gompers has been seen chewing on things like Mabel's sweater, Stan's fez, license plates and other random things. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", as a giant, he even chomps on a prison wall!
  • Funny Background Event: Gompers typically does not contribute much to the plots of episodes.
  • Interspecies Romance: In "The Love God" Mabel got him and Waddles the pig married... by duct-taping their bodies together.

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