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"Chara Dreemurr and her twin sister Frisk Dreemurr go to Inside Falls spend the summer with their grauntie Pearl Crystal Dreemurr. At first,it starts like any boring summer. That is,until Chara finds a mysterious book which the cover is two gemstones of red and blue color with a number '3' between them..."

Inside Falls is a Fusion Fic of Gravity Falls (mainly composed with characters of Undertale and Steven Universe) created by Minecraft Fan 11 on Wattpad, set in a AU where characters from some medias take the roles of Gravity Falls characters.


Chara Dreemurr and Frisk Dreemurr are twin siblings that go spend the summer on the town of Inside Falls alongside their motherly yet greedy "Grauntie" Pearl Crystal Dreemurr, their cousin Asriel and their older-sister figure Lapis. Just like Gravity Falls, things take a weird turn when Chara finds in the woods a book with information about the many creatures of Inside Falls, starting her (and her sister's) engaging on the bizzare side of the apparent quiet town of Oregon.

There's also a spin-off fanfic containing the parallels to Gravity Falls' shorts that can be seen here.

Warning: Episodes/chapters above "Clayheads" are unmarked, be careful out there.


Tropes in Inside Falls include:

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Both Chara and Frisk are the most heavily featured humans in Undertale, but both of them have ambiguous personalities and genders (Chara does have more depth in comparision to Frisk, but it's still not enough to make a non-ambiguous character). In this fanfic, both of them suffer Adaptation Expansion, with Chara replacing Dipper and becoming a Jerk with a Heart of Gold Badass Bookworm and Frisk replacing Mabel and becoming a The Pollyanna Badass Adorable.
    • While Pearl is most of her Team Mom self, which ends up adding some adaptational nice-ness in Stan-specific scenes, she doesn't seem to have much nervous fits like her canon counterpart and has Stan's Money Fetish combined into her characteristics.
    • Peridot becomes a no-good Enfant Terrible like Gideon, albeit she acts alot more hysterically. But in the second arc, she is alot more easy to sympathize, due to the regret over her actions.
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    • Connie also may not seem as socially awkward as her canon self, since she did have a friend, Amethyst, before both of them meeted Frisk.
    • Downplayed with most of the Big Bad Duumvirate of the fanfic, the Zodiac Demons. Since most of them were already murderous, sadistic and cruel monsters, it wasn't necessary to change much except adding Bill Cipher's charisma and sense of humor on them.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy/Adaptational Heroism: Either one can apply to Chara, depending of your interpretation of her canon self's original personality.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change:
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Chara and Frisk's relationship in their origin game is extremely ambiguous, with interpretations ranging from Chara being Frisk's Mission Control to being the Greater-Scope Villain who's wrestling agains't Frisk's control. Here, they are loving, mixed twin sisters.
    • Asriel is Frisk and Chara's adoptive cousin, as opposed of Chara's adoptive brother.
  • Adaptational Species Change: Some of the characters that aren't humans in their original work are adapted to serve as the Inside Falls inhabitants (ex: the gems from Steven Universe).
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Lapis adds on her answer of Frisk's question about break-ups "both boys and girls", suggesting she is bisexual.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Peridot, since she replaces Gideon as the main antagonist.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Averted. Chara and Frisk are both presented with female pronouns.
    • Another case Subverts this trope. As the "Here We Are" narration says, the book never made specific the author's gender. Lemon Bread ended revealing the author was a woman.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Chara's relationship with Lapis. In the story, it's stated that Chara's feelings for Lapis are just strong Platonic Love and tendency to look for her as a Cool Big Sis. And yet, she does the same crazy things Dipper did just to get close to her, making it slightly look like she actually mistakes a Precocious Crush she has for her with intense platonic adoration. Taken even further when in "Love Like You on the Road" she tries to flirt with boys to forget her Lapis obsession.
  • Arc Symbol:
    • A red, sketched-looking symbol of a circle with a X covering it (the narration describes it as a 'X above an O'). Turns out it's the symbol for the Zodiac Demons.
    • The "Zodiac" the Zodiac Demons borrowed their collaborative name from. It shows their shared symbol (described above) in the center and they surrounding it while welding symbols: Zalgo is holding the buttercup flower from Chara's sunhat, Slenderman and Laughing Jack are holding a pixel-looking heart and a owl, two symbols from Frisk's bowtie jumpers, X/Sonic.exe is holding the rainbow star from Asriel's jumper, Jeff is using a knife to cover a pearl gemstone similar to Pearl's birthmark, Kagekao is holding a peridot gemstone covered with decorations, the symbol of Peridot's tent, Ben is holding the two gemstones from the books, Sally is holding the jasper gemstone from Jasper's necklace, Lost Silver is holding a sea wave and Eyeless Jack, a pair of glasses above a book.
  • Arc Words:
  • Ascended Meme: In "The Woman-Pearlian Candidate", Yasmin tells Pearl her head looks like a bird, a nod to the Steven Universe Fan Nickname of Pearl, "Bird Mom".
  • Badass Family: The Dreemurr family. Chara (Frisk's older twin sister by 15 minutes)? A Knight Templar Big Sister and Badass Bookworm that frequently wits supernatural creatures no matter how tough they are. Frisk (Chara's younger twin sister)? A Martial Pacifist that knows the hour she needs to discharge her strenght. Pearl (the twin's Great Aunt/"Grauntie")? An expert in kicks and wooden spears, despite being in her late 50's or early 60's. Asriel (the Token Nonhuman adoptive cousin of the twins)? A Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass that ate a creature with regenerative capacities made of expired sugar from the inside and fighted alongside his cousins against ten nightmarish dream demons.
    • The recently-discovered member of the family, Garnet, is a Genius Bruiser that survived thirty years in the portal to tell story (albeit with some bleeding injuries Pearl had to take are off), and gives a good fight before getting subdued.
  • Bittersweet Ending: "Terrorcalypse - Part 4" wraps the entire story with one. The Zodiac Demons are destroyed, Inside Falls is back to the most normal state it has ever been, Asriel's parents come back to live with their son, Pearl not only is considered a hero in the town but also managed to rekindle her relationship with Garnet, Peridot is redeemed for sure, and Chara and Frisk can celebrate their birthday without any regrets. However, most of Pearl's memories are sacrificed for the world to be saved (later remedied with the rest of the Crystal Shack gang managing to juggle it out with the memory book), Chara and Frisk have to go back to Cave Junction, and Pearl gives her position as leader of the Crystal Shack to Asriel so she can have her dreamed life of adventure with Garnet.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Inverted with Chara, Frisk, and Pearl. In Chara's case, because her design drawn by the fanfic's creator shows her with long, dark brown-red hair, yet shows interest in stuff like metal. In both Frisk and Pearl's case, because they both have short hair but are much more feminine in comparison to Chara. But it's played straight with Garnet's afro-like hair.
  • But Thou Must!: Even if Frisk is aware of the dangers of the rift, and is really much less selfish than Mabel, it doesn't change the fact the apocalypse happens anyway because the rift got stolen in a struggle and shattered.
  • Cold Snap: "Puppy Love of the Stars" (the parallel to "Deep End") is setted in the coldest day of summer, as opposed to its parallel's Heat Wave.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • In Undertale, Asriel and Flowey are the same person, the latter being the reincarnation of the former. Here, Asriel becomes one of the main protagonists, while Flowey becomes the Monster of the Week of "Rosenqueen Palace Mystery". However, he's still the reincarnation of a young boy, albeit a different one.
    • Garnet and her components, Ruby and Sapphire, are also three different entities: Garnet is Pearl's adoptive sister that was trapped in the portal for thirty years, while Ruby and Sapphire are their mothers.
  • Far East: In "The Tale of Destiny", Pearl takes the twins for a Eastern Ruin instead of a Fishing-Season lake.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: The Crystal Shack members, excluding Asriel. Frisk (sweet-naive), Chara (tomboy, snarker), Lapis (attractive), and Pearl (Team Mom).
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Apparently, this is Frisk's objective as shown in "Many Charas" and the reason why
she grows so sad after thinking Connie and Amethyst will abandon her. Justified, since the firstest "friends" she had weren't actually genuine friends.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Thanks for the fact that most of the swaps end up with female characters (or, in the Steven Universe gems case, characters that look female, and in Chara and Frisk's case, ambiguously gendered characters that were turned females) taking the roles of originally male ones, this can invoke this trope a bit.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: In "Nightbandits", Chara, Frisk and Asriel must save Grauntie Pearl from a group of ten demons called "Zodiac Demons" that Peridot summoned to steal the Crystal Shack deed.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Undertale and Steven Universe are just the medias for the five main characters.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The two pairs of Dreemurr sisters display this trope, although the dark end of both the pairs is more tomboyish.
    • Frisk is on the light end, being the heart, while Chara is on the dark end, being brooding, dark, and serious.
    • With the older pair of Dreemurr sisters, Pearl is on the light end, being emotive and artistic, while Garnet is on the dark end, being stoic, and focused on sciences.
  • Meaningful Appearance:
    • Both Chara and Frisk invert the Boyish Short Hair trope in their own ways, showing a facet of their dynamic.
      • Chara frequently wears a sunhat with a buttercup flower, which look pretty in spite of simple appearences, but are poisonous. Despite appearences, Chara is a Badass Adorable Bookworm.
      • Frisk has a good quantity of jumpers showing hearts, whose some of their common associations (love, charity, joy and compassion) easily fit with her personality.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Downplayed. Altrough there is a good deal of action girls in the fanfic (Chara and Frisk, mainly with their teamwork, Pearl, starting from episodes "Jurassic Temmie" and "Monster-Vocals", Lapis, with her Boxing Battler abilities first shown in "Here We Are", Peridot with her telekinetic plasma pistol and later her giant robot...), the fanfic has two male characters that can somehow keep up with the mentioned ones: Gaster and Asriel.
  • Mythology Gag: The fanfic has references from some of the origin works of the characters making part of the crossover.
    • One of Chara's first lines on the story ("Well, greetings. I am Chara.") are inspired on the lines her canon counterpart first say at the end of the Genocide Route.
    • The name of the fanfic's parallel for "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"? "A Great and Lovable Gem for Frisk".
      • Peridot quotes her own nickname in "Peridot's Ascension".
    • "Love Like You on the Road" references Steven Universe's credits theme.
    • Also, the parallel for "Into The Bunker", "Here We Are", has it's name inspired on the music from the Undertale soundtrack that plays while exploring the True Lab.
    • The narration, in "Stories Under Earth", says the Bottomless Hole could be comparable to a vision from the origin of the universe, if it wasn't for a howling wind in the distance, making the place more comparable to a world destroyed by a monster. Sounds like opening Undertale after a Genocide Route, huh?
    • The Dreemurr's love for pies and Chara's personal love for chocolate are traits coming from Undertale as well. It might have a bit of Steven Universe on it, though, since Pearl also likes pie (or the process of it).
    • Terrorcalypse's part two subtitle is "Hopes and Dreams", aka the music of the first half in the final battle of the true ending.
      • The subtitle of the third part is "SAVE the Falls" (reference to "SAVE the World").
    • The way Chara, Asriel and Lapis enter Friskworld is pretty much the beginning of Undertale: they land on a bed of golden flowers and, after crossing a gate, encounter a pretty strange world with quirky and cheerful inhabitants. At least, that's what Friskworld looks like in the surface...
  • Never Mess with Granny: Pearl becomes a human lady in her 50-60's, yet still remains as badass as her canon self/Canon!Stan.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The main trio (Chara, Frisk and Pearl). Chara is the Mean One: while she is no villain, she is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold with a insanely cynic attitude, a Knight Templar Big Brother and possesser of a controlled but present Black Humor. Frisk is the Nice One: a lovely kid spirit that only fights if really necessary. Pearl is the In-Between: a greedy con-woman, but good mother figure that sometimes is strict.
  • Poisonous Friend: Peridot to Frisk in "A Great and Lovable Gem for Frisk".
  • Pop-Culture Pun Episode Title: "Sailor Solar System Planets and Satellites", along with being the name of the Tabletop Game that stars up in the episode, seems to be a minor, playful jab at the fact the Sailor Scouts from Sailor Moon have names based on planets and/or satellites.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In ''Undertale', Chara and Frisk are strikingly similar but don't have a clear bound. In this AU, they are twins.
  • Samus Is a Girl: A variation. In "Here We Are", Lemon Bread reveals the author is a female.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Jurassic Temmie" has it's title inspired, obviously, on Jurassic Park.
    • "Haunted Tales (for Curious Tourists)"'s title is inspired on a brazillian cartoon.
    • In "Many Charas", Frisk sings a parody of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now".
      • In "Terrorcalypse - Part 2: Hopes and Dreams", Frisk references a lyric from Bohemian Rhapsody before destroying the Prison Bubble.
      • In "Terrorcalypse - Part 3: SAVE the Falls", the Zodiac Demons actually sing the beginning of the signature opera part of Bohemian Rhapsody.
    • "Sailor Solar System Planets and Satellites" is a homage to Sailor Moon (more specifically, the first anime season).
      • In the same episode, to help Garnet and Chara stop a tornado, Frisk summons a "Double Magic Bag of Wind" (albeit hers, unlike the Spongebob Movie, sucks winds in instead of having a wind of it's own).
    • "The Frisk, the Chara and the Future"'s title homages The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
    • In "Terrorcalypse - Part 2", Asriel references Moana's Award-Bait Song "How Far I'll Go".
  • Spinoff: "Inside Falls ~Shorts~", based on Gravity Falls' original shorts and told in the persective of Character Narrator Switching P.O.V..
  • The Stations of the Canon: This fanfic gives some twists to the original episode's plots.
    • In "The Tale of Destiny", instead of the plot being set in a fishing season and the Monster of the Week being a Stock Ness Monster, it's set on a eastern ruins season and the monster is a chinese dragon.
    • "Puppy Love of the Stars" is set in the coldest day of summer instead of the hottest, because a sea breeze hitted the town. The Crystal Shack gang visits a space station and Frisk must help her new friend Kirby find his "warp star" to go back home.
    • In "Jurassic Temmie", the dinosaur that ends escaping off from the sap is a Tyrannosaurus rex instead of a pterosaur. This also suggests that, in the end of the chapter, after falling on the pit, the T-rex either died or got stuck.
    • "Here We Are" presents the other amalgamates that are also stuck in the bunker (all of them, like the antagonistic Lemon Bread, coming from Undertale), with Frisk and Asriel befriending them. Endogeny ends up as the one to push Lemon Bread into the cryogenic tube, and Reaper Bird gives up the laptop to Asriel.
    • The climax of "His Best Friend" happens inside Asriel's house, instead of a pizzeria.
    • "Haunted Tales (for Curious Tourists)" ends in a much more benevolent note than "Little Giftshop of Horrors". Pearl gets Asriel to fix the reader's car, and allows them to leave, but not before giving a postcard of the Crystal Shack.
    • "Eros' Revenge" also changes the ending, adding a bit more of "sweet" into the Bittersweet Ending: Before recieving his wish, Asriel's mother calls him and says she and Asriel's father will come back near the end of summer or just a little while later.
    • In "The Love Witch", instead of getting mad like Wendy did, Lapis join efforts with Samuel to fix the group again, and even makes a part on the gambit that ultimately unites the teen group again.
    • In "Rosenqueen Palace Mystery", Karl and Ms. Rosenqueen are not abusive parents to Etoile as Pacifica's parents are, and do hold affection for their daughter. They just don't have enough time for her. Also, they always wished to make the party on their palace free for the common townsfolk, but didn't because of the fear of their ancestors watching them. Only during the climax Etoile manages to snap them out of this way of thinking, and they decide to make the party allowed for everyone from now own and swear to pay more attention to their daughter.
    • The story of Pearl and Garnet, in "A Fable of Two Gems", is slightly tweaked, and the sister's relationship is less one of hate like the one of the Stans, and more of a awkward refusal to try and bond again, born by the fear of them hating each other for sure.
    • In "Sailor Solar System Planets and Satellites", instead of warning to Chara that no one in the family could know about the rift, she gives the exact inverse suggestion: warn everyone she trusts in about the rift so it can be protected. If this isn't going to prevent the finale, it, at least, is going to solve some communication issues.
    • While the "B" plot of "Frisk and The Secret World" (Chara trying to understand why Garnet out of everyone is so scared of the Zodiac Demons) remains for most of the part the same as it's parallel, "The Last Mabelcorn", the "A" plot (Frisk, Connie, Amethyst and Lapis trying to get a piece of hair to protect the shack) is a Whole Plot Reference to Coraline.
    • In "The Frisk, the Chara and the Future", although Frisk is hurt by every hope of hers going to hell in a whole day, she, aware of how much the rift means to the universe, refuses "Eros" (Slender possessing Eros' body) promise to create a time bubble and fights to protect it.
    • In "Terrorcalypse"'s first part, Garnet's initial plan is sabotage the Zodiac Demons so they can tell where they hided Frisk, but it fails, and she ingages in a short battle before being transformed into a statue of rubies and sapphires. Also, Peridot is Brainwashed and Crazy during the timeskip, making her Heel–Face Turn a bit more believable.
      • In the second part, Friskworld's initial appearence is different from Mabeland in some aspects. Namely, it looks like a mix of a contemporany city with a insanely cheerful and colorful kingdom of medieval-times style with inhabitants that burst into songs like they are part of a musical cartoon. Frisk, like Peridot, is more explictly Brainwashed and Crazy to accept the world around her, and the confict between the Dreemurr twins is also settled in a different way. Namely, on a Sword Fight.
      • In the third part, Pearl decides to take a actual part on the Crystal-Bot's attack agains't the Zodiac Demons because they messed up with her family (she also took Gaster, the humans and the anomalies in the Shack purely out of kindness), Garnet is more secretive of the solution of the weirdness barrier, and Pearl and Garnet did forgive each other and did try to bond again (with some impulse from the other Zodiac Ten members, but...); the sole reason the wheel failed was a bit of Diabolus ex Machina from the Zodiac Demons' side.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: Although it mixes many works and characters, Undertale and Steven Universe are, with no doubt, the most present works with characters coming from it.
  • Title Drop: Chara screams out loud the title of "She Lied All Along" after finding out Pearl had the other books.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: All the Dreemurr's shown in the fanfic seem to have a craving for pie. Chara, individually, likes chocolate.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Crystal Shack quintet is composed entirely of characters that bring heavy spoilers. Pearl from Steven Universe series kept a Wham Episode worthy secret for five seasons, Frisk, Chara and Asriel, the child trio originated from Undertale, are very delicate parts of their game's plot (Chara is the first child whose death triggered the plot, Frisk being a entity completely apart from the player is supposed to be a twist, and Asriel was the previous form of Flowey), and Lapis, from the same series as Pearl, brings along the spoiler of the true nature of gem monsters.
  • Whole Plot Reference: "Frisk and The Secret World"'s A plot is based on Coraline.


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