List of Gravity Falls characters

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The Disney Channel television series Gravity Falls made by Alex Hirsch features an extensive cast of characters. All of the characters listed have appeared in the 1st and 2nd seasons.

Main characters[edit]

  • Dipper Pines (voiced by Jason Ritter)[1] – The 12-year-old[2] twin brother of Mabel Pines, born 5 minutes after Mabel.[3] He is armed with the journal marked "3" that he discovered in the woods. It has helped him solve the countless mysteries of Gravity Falls. As an adventurer, Dipper has trouble sitting still and is always looking for the next riddle to solve, leaving him restless in mundane situations. His attention to detail seems to be helpful when solving mysteries, but others question his credibility because of his zeal. He is considered to be wise beyond his years and cannot wait to grow up and become a man. Portrayed as goal-oriented and rooted in the facts, he sometimes overthinks possible scenarios and obsessively makes lists, which also makes him much more perceptive to the real danger Gravity Falls faces. Between seasons, Dipper hosted a series titled "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained". It is revealed in one of the episodes that Dipper has a crush on Wendy. While he knows in his heart that he will never really be Wendy's boyfriend, that does not stop him from doing everything in his power to please her. In another episode it is revealed that he likes bubblegum pop music. He got his nickname from a birthmark on his forehead that is shaped like the Big Dipper.[4] His formal name was never revealed during the series, but was later revealed to be Mason in the release of Journal 3.[5]
  • Mabel Pines (voiced by Kristen Schaal)[1] - The 12-year-old[2] twin sister of Dipper Pines, born 5 minutes before Dipper.[3] Mabel is an eccentric, buoyant, and energetic optimist, who expresses herself through an assortment of colorful knitted sweaters, as well as her skills in various arts and crafts. Her outgoing, curious personality often helps Dipper solve mysteries, though her silliness is often seen as a burden. Mabel enjoys preteen novels and seeks romance (especially in vampires). Despite what she sees as dating obscurity in Gravity Falls, Mabel stays optimistic. She once went out on a date with Li'l Gideon, but broke it off quickly when she realized that Gideon was dangerous and nearly killed her brother. In the episode "Irrational Treasure", she is made an official U.S. congresswoman by the eighth-and-a-half president, Quentin Trembley, with a political platform of "legalize everything". She wins a pet pig in the episode "The Time Traveler's Pig" and names it Waddles. She also makes guest appearances in "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained", but has her own series titled "Mabel's Guide to Life". Both of these shows aired in between seasons. Mabel is inspired by Alex Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel.[6]
  • Grunkle Stan (voiced by Alex Hirsch as an adult[1] and Declan J. Krogman as a child[7]) – The great uncle of Dipper and Mabel Pines, best characterized by his selfishness and abrasiveness. He runs and lives in the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which is billed as "the world's most bizarre museum". Grunkle Stan is a salesman first and foremost, putting most of his effort into showmanship, and is eager to sell the Shack's knick-knacks, trinkets and baubles for exorbitant prices. Because of his drive to make money, his methods of obtaining it aren't always legal. When he's not making money, he's usually at home watching television. Stan usually wears a fez (the symbol on it which is a Pac-Man fish which has changed over the episodes), carries around an 8-ball topped cane, and infrequently wears an eyepatch over his glasses – the last of which is expressly for personal image. He frequently sends the twins on what they consider to be outrageous and unpredictable errands, but he is protective of them and loves them unconditionally. Despite his age and questionable physique, Stan is physically fit to the point of being able to fight back when threatened, even against zombies and pterodactyls. Behind his vending machine, he has a hidden staircase to an unknown location. In the season 1 finale, this location is revealed to contain a large hidden device which is powered by encrypted information in the three journals. Stan has the first journal, Li'l Gideon had the second and Dipper has the third. Later on, he collects all three after Li'l Gideon's arrest and when Dipper shows him the third one. He later returns the third journal back to Dipper. As revealed in "Not What He Seems", he was attempting to get his twin brother back from another dimension. To defeat Bill in the series finale, Stan sacrifices his memory, but regains it after seeing Mabel's scrapbook. He has been going by the name Stanford Pines, the name of his twin brother, and his real name is Stanley. He is based on Alex Hirsch's grandfather Stan.[8][9]
  • Jesus Alzamirano "Soos" Ramirez[10] (voiced by Alex Hirsch)[1] is the 22-year-old[10] Hispanic handyman at the Mystery Shack. A friend of Dipper and Mabel, Soos is a portly, hamster-like, lovable man-child who desires to be where the action is. He often drives the twins around town when they need. He's rather clumsy, not the brightest in the group, and is often making mistakes. Despite this, he has a wide variety of talents, including engineering, DJ-ing and pinball, and enjoys anime gun-swords and bonding with Dipper by doing "boy stuff" such as heating hot dogs in a microwave until they explode. He says "dude" after almost every sentence. In "Blendin's Game", his birthday was revealed to be July 13. It was also revealed he didn't have a good father-son relationship with his dad.[10] At the end of the series, after Ford and Stan leave Gravity Falls behind, Soos becomes the new Mr. Mystery of the Mystery Shack. After breaking up with his dating sim girlfriend .GIFfany, Soos enters a long-distance relationship with a girl from Portland named Melody, who moves to Gravity Falls and becomes the Mystery Shack's new cashier after he takes over.[11][12] Hirsch based the character on Jesus Chambrot, an animator he was friends with at CalArts.[13][14] Hirsch emulates Jesus' "blunt-like consonance" way of speaking through Soos' voice.[15]
  • Wendy Corduroy (voiced by Linda Cardellini) – A mellow, tomboyish, laid-back 15-year-old[16] girl who is a part-time employee at the Mystery Shack. She is Dipper's crush, and several episodes focus on his misguided attempts to impress her. Wendy has stated that she had many boyfriends in the past  – so many, in fact, that there is one ex-boyfriend with whom she cannot remember ever breaking up with. Wendy is the oldest and tallest child in her family; her father is Manly Dan, one of the local lumberjacks of Gravity Falls, and she has proven several times that she is very much her father's daughter, having experience as a lumberjack, tremendous physical strength (she has broken the arm of an escaped prisoner much larger than she during the events of Weirdmageddon), and post-apocalyptic survival skills, which have proved useful to get herself and her friends out of many binds. Being the typical sociable and nonchalant teen, she has many friends who are around her age. Her most recent ex-boyfriend is Robbie, whom Dipper despises and saw as a rival. Wendy almost always stands up for Dipper in front of Robbie.
  • Stanford Filbrick "Ford" Pines (also known as The Author and Grunkle Ford as of the episode "The Last Mabelcorn";[17] voiced by J. K. Simmons as an adult[18][19][20] and by Christian Mardini as a child) – Stan's six-fingered long-lost identical twin brother and the mysterious person who wrote all 3 of the journals. He returns from an unknown and mysterious place through a portal underneath the Mystery Shack in "Not What He Seems" after three decades. It is revealed that he has been missing since 1982. In "The Last Mabelcorn", it shows that he was good friends with Bill Cipher and even attempted to create a teleporter to enter his realm, but when he found out Bill planned to invade the mainstream dimension, he cuts off all ties with him, even destroying the teleporter, but at the cost of a dimensional rift leaking out of it. This rift was the only way from the mainstream dimension to Bill's and it is released in "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future." In "Weirdmageddon Part 1" he attempts to defeat Bill, but is captured, petrified and his journals are destroyed. He is later freed and restored of his humanity. After Weirdmageddon, he tells Stan that he found some remaining anomalies and offers him to go sailing around the world to find them, which Stan accepts.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Waddles (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker; Neil deGrasse Tyson in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors"[21]) – Mabel's pet pig. She won Waddles at the fair, and ever since then the two have been inseparable. It is shown that Waddles enjoys spending time with Mabel just as much as she enjoys spending time with him. In "Summerween", Waddles allows Mabel to dress him up as a businessman and take humorously captioned pictures of him in the style of "lolcat" internet memes and bursts from Stan's shirt. Waddles and Mabel are shown to be inseparable, and Mabel has been known to cry when they're separated.
  • Candy Chiu and Grenda (voiced by Niki Yang and Carl Faruolo, respectively) – Mabel's best friends whom she first met at a party hosted by the Mystery Shack. Candy and Grenda are both considered unpopular by Pacifica Northwest and the more social kids because they have flaws; Candy is shy, insecure and does some strange things, such as taping forks to her fingers as an "improvement of human being", and Grenda is quite large, likes lizards and has a deep, masculine voice. Mabel sees these qualities as endearing and thus finds two kindred spirits in Gravity Falls. The two are big fans of Waddles, taking pictures of him on Candy's phone in the episode "Summerween". They have many things in common with Mabel, such as their love of paranormal, romance novels, preteen magazines, and the 1990s-style boy band Sev'ral Timez.
  • Fiddleford Hadron "Old Man" McGucket (voiced by Alex Hirsch) – The "local kook" of Gravity Falls. Despite his apparent insanity and stereotypical hillbilly demeanor, Old Man McGucket is both a technical mastermind, capable of creating massive, complex animatronics (such as a robotic sea monster or a homicidal robot dinosaur) and a skilled chemist, to the point he was able to create a formula to alter a human's voice. His son works as a ranger at the lake, and the two seem to have a strained relationship, which adds to McGucket's insanity and need for attention. It is revealed "Society of the Blind Eye" that his full name is Fiddleford Hadron McGucket. Some of his backstory is revealed in "Society of the Blind Eye" and "A Tale of Two Stans": he was once a Steve Jobs/Bill Gates-style computer developer in 70s Palo Alto before being called in by Stanford Pines to work on his trans-dimensional portal. Upon accidentally entering the portal and glimpsing the other side, he was so overcome with horror that he invented a machine to allow him to forget the experience. Over time, he founded the Society of the Blind Eye to protect the people of Gravity Falls from the various monsters and anomalies by forcing them to forget their existence. Eventually, his overuse of the machine on his own mind drove him insane. Dipper and Mabel find this machine (along with the memories of the townspeople) and give Fiddleford back his memories, restoring his sanity. In "Weirdmageddon pt. 3: Take Back the Falls", he assists the Pines in saving Ford by transforming the Mystery Shack into a giant robotic mech. He later moves into the Northwest Mansion. Journal 3 reveals he created the Memory Gun after being attacked by a Gremloblin, and created the Society of the Blind Eye to erase bad memories. Being sucked into the portal started his overuse of the Memory Gun and descent into insanity.
  • Sheriff Daryl Blubs (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – The sheriff of Roadkill County (the county that Gravity Falls is located in). He is shown to be rather lazy, often choosing to sit around and drink coffee instead of pursuing a case. Despite his apparent lack of police skills, he believes himself superior to all, and often looks down on the twins, which undermines their mystery-solving abilities. His lazy personality seems to stem from the extremely low crime rate in Gravity Falls, which is demonstrated when Deputy Durland once comments on how unused their equipment is. In the series finale he expresses his love for Deputy Durland.[22][23][24]
  • Deputy Edwin Durland (voiced by Keith Ferguson) – A police officer, Sheriff Blubs' partner and right-hand man. He is shown to be unintelligent and childlike where he cannot even read. Sheriff Blubs, however, seems to find these qualities endearing, and refers to him as a "diamond in the rough". Instead of "doing their duties," he and Sheriff Blubs like to joke around, ignoring their duty for the sake of having fun. In the end-credits scene of "Blendin's Game", it is revealed that in 2002, he used to work as a handyman at the Mystery Shack but due to his unreliability and clumsiness, Stan harshly fired him and replaced him with a 12-year old Soos (this probably took place before he met his dearest friend Sheriff Blubs). In "Weirdmageddon Part 1" Durland is among the citizens of Gravity falls who are petrified by Bill's eye bats. At the end of Weirdmaggedon, he is restored to being human and reunited with Blubs. In the series finale he expresses his love for Sheriff Blubs.[22][23][24]
  • Gompers the Goat (voiced by Frank Welker[citation needed]) – A goat who lives in the forest near the Mystery Shack. Gompers frequently enters the Mystery Shack uninvited and unannounced. He once ate all of the household's tin cans, as well as Grunkle Stan's fez. In the Reddit AMA, Bill Cipher claimed that he "liked him better this way". Gompers may seem annoying to the other characters, as he gets in the way of simple tasks.
  • Bill Cipher (voiced by Alex Hirsch) – Bill Cipher is a powerful demon that can be summoned and released into a person's mind. He resembles a one-eyed, yellow triangle with a top hat and a bow tie, superficially similar to the Eye of Providence. Bill first appeared physically in "Dreamscaperers;" however, many references to him had been hidden in previous episodes as images or sentences that flashed across the screen. He has a snappy sense of humor but loses his temper quite easily due to impatience. In "Dreamscaperers," Li'l Gideon summons Bill as an attempt to steal Stan's deed to the Mystery Shack. The two of them make a deal that if Bill goes into Stan's mind and steals the combination to the safe where the deed is hidden, Gideon will eventually have to help Bill with his mysterious plans. He seems to have the abilities to read people's minds and memories, shift forms, warp reality, maintain cross-dimensional awareness, possess bodies, decipher codes, and shoot lasers from his eye and fingers. Bill claims he could use Dipper, Mabel, and Soos against the "darkness coming", though he could've said this to throw them off his true plans. In the episode "Sock Opera" he tricks Dipper into making a deal with him, and briefly possesses Dipper's body until Mabel fights him at the puppet show and forces him out. In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future" he possesses Blendin' in order to release a dimensional rift to escape into the mainstream dimension. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1" he unleashes various monsters from his home dimension, takes over Gravity Falls and begins to capture and petrify those who stand in his way, even going to the point of breaking Gideon out of prison and making him Sheriff. In "Weirdmageddon Part 2" he realizes that an invisible force field is disabling him from taking over other parts of the world. In "Weirdmageddon Part 3", He tries to get Ford to tell him how to disable the force field and take Weirdmaggedon worldwide, but Ford never cooperates. He is apparently destroyed for good by Stan after being tricked into going into his mind he thinks going into Ford's mind to get the formula and erased by the memory gun, leaving behind his petrified body. However, his distorted last words, when played in reverse, are revealed to be "A-X-O-L-O-T-L, my time has come to burn! I invoke the ancient power that I may return!" Journal 3 reveals that Bill came from an second dimension which he destroyed in his thirst for power, and took over the Nightmare Realm. He planned to take over Earth because the Nightmare Realm was inherently unstable and would eventually collapse in on itself. His name may be either a pun on the Beale ciphers or a reference to the Eye of Providence that appears on the dollar bill. Film director David Lynch was asked to voice Bill, but declined. Alex voices the character with what he calls a "bad impression" of Lynch as his Twin Peaks character, Gordon Cole.[25]
  • Gideon Charles Gleeful / "Li'l Gideon" (voiced by Thurop Van Orman) – Li'l Gideon is a young boy who owns the "Tent of Telepathy", a successful competitor of the Mystery Shack, and is instantly identifiable with his spoken Southern accent and massive, white pompadour hairstyle. He has a deep rivalry with Grunkle Stan that presumably started long before the twins arrived. Despite his cutesy and charming personality onstage, in reality he is conniving, vicious and more than willing to hurt or even kill whoever he wants to get his way; on more than one occasion he has even abused his own parents, threatening his father and apparently having reduced his mother to a nervous wreck some time ago. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Mabel, and his belief that Dipper and Stan are the only things keeping them apart, prevent him from seeing that Mabel doesn't like him at all. He previously owned an amulet that endowed him with telekinesis, but it was destroyed by Mabel after he attempted to use it to kill Dipper. It is shown that he owned the journal marked 2, the previous volume of the journal Dipper owned. He seems to be one of the only residents who is fully[citation needed] aware of the mysteries and secrets of Gravity Falls. Li'l Gideon's mission is to gain possession of the Mystery Shack, saying that it has 'a secret you couldn't possibly begin to imagine.' In the Season 1 finale, Stan successfully reveals to the townspeople that Li'l Gideon's psychic ability is a ruse and that Li'l Gideon is a fraud. Li'l Gideon is arrested by Sheriff Blubs shortly thereafter, although he quickly managed to turn his fellow inmates into more of his followers. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1" he and his fellow inmates escape from prison (due to a supersized Gompers eating the prison walls) and are made Bill's police force and guardians of a prison bubble Mabel is put in. After attempting to capture Dipper, Wendy and Soos, Dipper manages to convince Gideon that Mabel never loved him and Gideon has a change of heart and decides to rebel against Bill. In "Weirdmageddon pt. 3: Take Back the Falls", he is revealed to have been captured by Bill, trapped in a cage and forced to dance for eternity, but he is freed after he tells Dipper and Mabel how to restore the humanity of the citizens Bill petrified. After Bill's defeat, he officially gives up his life of crime and tries to live life as a normal kid (although his fellow inmates still hurt those who make fun of him).
  • Pacifica Elise Northwest (voiced by Jackie Buscarino) – Pacifica is the most popular girl in Gravity Falls. She comes from a wealthy family, being the great-great-granddaughter of the supposed founder of Gravity Falls, Nathaniel Northwest  – the real founder of Gravity Falls being Quentin Trembley (8 1/2th President of the United States). Pacifica is an unfriendly, sarcastic, and spoiled girl who is Mabel's primary rival. Pacifica looks down on Mabel and thinks her eccentric personality is annoying and immature. She uses people's insecurities to manipulate them into doing whatever she wants and despises Mabel for standing up against her. She gets her comeuppance when Dipper reveals to her that her entire family's prestige is built on a lie, horrifying Pacifica. In the episode "The Golf War", she turns into Mabel's friend after she and Mabel thwart the Lilliputtians. Also, in the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery," it is shown that she is afraid of standing up to her parents and disappointing them. Later though, she finds out all of the terrible things her family has done, she proves herself to be different from her family by defying her parents and opening up the Northwest Mansion gates to commoners (mostly to save Dipper). After this same episode both Pacifica and Dipper greatly improve their attitudes towards each other, and turned from almost strangers to friends. In "Weirdmageddon pt. 3: Take Back the Falls", Pacifica takes refuge in the Mystery Shack with several of the remaining un-petrified citizens of Gravity Falls, with most of Gravity Falls in chaos as a result of Weirdmageddon, and she teams up with the Pines (due to Bill petrifying her parents) to defeat Bill. By the end of the series, she is good friends with the Pines family, even Mabel. Her name is a pun on Pacific Northwest, given the town of Gravity Falls is located in Oregon.
  • Robert Stacy "Robbie" Valentino (voiced by T.J. Miller) – A local teenage punk rocker boy who is Dipper's primary rival for Wendy's affections. He is angsty, and has a cynical attitude toward most characters. Though he seems to genuinely care for Wendy, he is still sometimes inconsiderate, such as neglecting to listen to Wendy while playing a video game in the episode "Fight Fighters". Robbie and Wendy were dating for a time which annoyed Dipper. However, in the episode "Boyz Crazy," Dipper managed to break them up when he informed Wendy that the song Robbie wrote for her had a backmasked mind-controlling message, although Wendy was most upset that the song wasn't written for her. After the breakup, Robbie seemed greatly upset about losing her, though his attempts to win her back have only caused her to stay annoyed with him. As of the episode "The Love God", he has given up his efforts to win back Wendy, as he is now in a relationship with Tambry, one of Wendy's friends. His parents are both undertakers, though their personalities are the polar opposite of their son's, possibly due to their work with the dead. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Robbie is among the citizens of Gravity falls who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions (Wendy states that this was because he stopped to take a selfie). He is restored of his humanity in "Part 3", and continues to unenthusiastically aid in his family's business.
  • Buddy "Bud" Gleeful (voiced by Stephen Root) – Li'l Gideon's polite and well-meaning father. Despite having a nervous wife and a manipulative child, Bud seems to always find ways to make money, even to the point of becoming allies with Grunkle Stan (Li'l Gideon's mortal enemy) for a business deal. Besides working at Li'l Gideon's "Tent of Telepathy", Bud also sells used cars. He was also a member of the Society of the Blind Eye, and was spotted in the past in the episode Blendins Game, pushing a stroller with Gideon in it. In the episode "The Stanchurian Candidate", he runs for mayor of Gravity Falls, mostly being forced by Li'l Gideon so he could get him out of jail. This attempt is unsuccessful. He made two brief appearances in the series finale, the first one being when he was using plushies of Gideon to make a fire to survive and the second one being as a guest at Dipper and Mabel's birthday party.
  • Preston and Priscilla[26] Northwest – Preston (voiced by Nathan Fillion) and his wife, Priscilla (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) are Pacifica Northwest's wealthy and apparently snobby parents. Most of the time, Preston places heavy stress on Pacifica to ensure she maintains their family's image of perfection. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Preston has the unlucky fate of being the first citizen in Gravity Falls to be victimized by Bill. He attempts to become one of Bill's minions only for Bill to switch around Preston's facial features (much to the horror of Priscilla and Pacifica). In pt. 3, it is revealed that both Preston and Priscilla were petrified by Bill's minions, but they are later restored to being human. However, they also go broke due to Preston investing all of his money towards Bill and at the end of the series, they are forced to sell their mansion to regain back their fortune, which happens when Fiddleford McGucket buys it.
  • The Gnomes (voiced by Alex Hirsch) – The Gnomes appear in the first episode, where they capture Mabel Pines to try to make her their queen, saved by Dipper. They appear as garden gnomes with pointed red caps and white beards, although they often run on all fours and have sharp teeth. The leader, Jeff, has sworn vengeance on the twins, but has yet to wreak it. The twins call on the gnomes later in the series to help take down a common enemy, but failed as Gideon forces them to carry them away.
  • Agent Powers and Agent Trigger (voiced by Nick Offerman and Brad Abrell) – Agent Powers and Agent Trigger are agents of the US government. They went to Gravity Falls to investigate paranormal activity in the area. After Dipper raises the dead, the two are seen dragged off by zombies into a ditch. They later reappear alive at the end of the episode and are sure that Gravity Falls is the town they are looking for. In many episodes, they are secretly watching the Pines family, like in the background sitting in seats during the episode Sock Opera behind large newspapers, as well as in the after credits of Northwest Mansion Mystery, talking about a power surge they measured during the party. They appear again in Not What He Seems, where they arrest Grunkle Stan over suspicions that he is building a doomsday weapon. At the end of A Tale Of Two Stans, they (along with the rest of the government agents in their team investing the Mystery Shack) lose their memories of the portal due to the fact that Stanford used the Society of the Blindeye device to erase their memories.
  • Tambry (voiced by Jessica DiCicco) – Tambry is one of Wendy's friends. She has dyed hair and rarely looks up from her phone, either texting or updating her status. As of the episode "The Love God", she is in a relationship with Robbie. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", she is among the citizens of Gravity Falls who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions. She is later restored to being human at the end of the series.
  • Lee and Nate (voiced by Michael Rianda and Scott Menville) – Wendy's friends. The two of them are usually seen together. Lee has blond hair and wears a red shirt, while Nate wears a cap and a black shirt. They both act like stereotypical, sarcastic, care-free teenagers. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", they are among the citizens of Gravity Falls who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions. They are both restored to being human at the end of the series.
  • Thompson (voiced by Michael Rianda) – Thompson is one of Wendy's friends. He is usually seen participating in the games the guys play, such as putting ice in his pants and trying to shoot a jelly bean into his navel. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", he is among the citizens who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions. He is restored to being human at the end of the series.
  • "Lazy" Susan Wentworth (voiced by Jennifer Coolidge) – The sluggish woman who works as a waitress in the local diner. She is shown to love fixing things, despite not being at all skilled. Her name is a pun on her lazy eye, as well as a kitchen device she was trying to fix. She has several cats, three of which are named Donald, Sandy and Mr. Cat-Face. Grunkle Stan had a crush on her, and eventually worked up the nerve to win her over (with the help of Mabel), but he later regretted it after she called him repeatedly leaving unusual voice messages. She is shown to be scatterbrained in the episode "Summerween", when she categorically failed to guess what Soos, Mabel and Mabel's friends were dressed as. As revealed in "A Tale of Two Stans", her constantly closed eye is due to the fact that she accidentally touched something in Stanford's lab on the first Mystery Shack tour. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", she is among the citizens who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions. She is restored to being human at the end of the series.
  • Toby Determined (voiced by Gregg Turkington) – A journalist for the Gravity Falls Gossiper. He is a hard-hitting yet wimpy journalist, shown to be terrible at his job  – an example is that in one episode, he tried to use a turkey baster as a microphone and a cinder block as a camera. He has an unrequited crush on local TV news reporter Shandra Jimenez which goes to such an extent that he has a cardboard-cutout of her in his closet and flirts with it when alone, as shown in the episode "Headhunters." He finally gets to work with Shandra Jimenez after Weirdmageddon concludes and after he wears punk clothes and adopts the name "Bodacious T". His name is a pun on "to be determined," said when information in a news story is currently unavailable.
  • Sir Lord Quentin Trembley III Esquire (voiced by Alex Hirsch) – The 8th and a half President of the United States who never finished his term after eating a salamander and jumping out of a window. After winning the 1837 election in a literal landslide, he quickly became known for being the silliest president in the United States where he waged war on pancakes, legalized marriage with woodpeckers, appointed six babies to the Supreme Court, issued the de-pantsipation proclamation, and declared in his State of the Union address, "The only thing we have to fear is gigantic, man-eating spiders!" Quentin is the true founder of Gravity Falls, but was replaced by local nobody Nathaniel Northwest (Pacifica's ancestor) as Quentin was seen as an embarrassment. He was found preserved in peanut brittle by the twins on their way to Washington D.C. after being captured by Blubs and Durland. After being freed by the twins, he gave Dipper his President's Key (which can open any lock in America made before 1877) and made Mabel a US congresswoman.
  • Blendin Blenjamin Blandin (voiced by Justin Roiland) – Blendin Blenjamin Blandin is a time traveler from the year 207̃012 (pronounced twenty-sñeventy-twelve) who was sent back in time to Gravity Falls to remove a set of time anomalies that Mabel and Dipper assume they started. He makes a full appearance in 'Time Traveler's Pig', but has made cameo appearances in episodes 1, 2, 3, and 20, cleaning up the time anomalies. A board on the closed-up shack on Glass Shard Beach that Stanley and Stanford went into has "Blendin was here" scribbled onto it. In the episode "Blendin's Game" he competes with the twins in a game called "Globnar" in order to get revenge on the twins for getting him arrested, by way of a "time wish", allowing one paradox-free wish to the holder, but he loses the final game of laser tag. It is suggested that he will no longer be a villain after the episode "Blendin's Game" when Dipper and Mabel actually helped him get his job back and gave him pretty hair. In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future" he is possessed by Bill Cipher so that he can release the dimensional rift. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", upon realizing his possession, Blendin goes to gain help from his fellow time travelers only for Bill to kill all of them and for Blendin to escape to an unknown place as the sole survivor.
  • The Time Baby (voiced by Dave Wittenberg) – The Time Baby is a giant, deep-voiced, all-powerful infant with ultimate control over time and space. He is also the ruler of the future as of the year 207̃012 and game master for the game tournament "Globnar." His origins are mostly unknown, but it is known that he was found frozen in an iceberg, which eventually melted and set him free on the future world. The Time Baby possesses powers such as laser vision, flight, omniscience, and time manipulation. He appears to have some connection to Bill Cipher as evidenced by clues hidden throughout the series as well as the Bill Cipher Reddit AMA. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", he is "killed" by Bill. However, the official Journal 3 published by Alex; in a letter by Blendin (explaining how Bill took his body) says that it will take him (the Baby) 1000 years to regenerate again & when he gets back he'll be absolutely mad, so he's not exactly dead. In the short "Mailbox" Dipper asks about the end of the world, the reply is 3012, which will be 1000 years after the Baby's "death" so he might be the one who causes the end of everything.
  • "Manly Dan" Corduroy (voiced by John DiMaggio) – The strong lumberjack and father of Wendy and three sons. Manly Dan is unstable and has serious anger issues, often punching or destroying objects when angry, but enjoys family bonding activities such as fishing on the lake. Manly Dan hangs out at Skull Fracture, a local biker joint in downtown Gravity Falls. He is also good friends with Tyler the Cute Biker. In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality", he is among the citizens who are captured and petrified by Bill's minions. He is restored to being human at the end of the series.
  • Tyler the Cute Biker (voiced by Will Forte) – Tyler Cutebiker (known as Tyler the Cute Biker) is a slim, well-groomed biker. He appears to be rather childlike and effeminate, and he is well known for showing up in crowd scenes saying his catchphrase, "Get 'em! Get 'em!". He's also an enthusiasm enthusiast. He tends to be indecisive, especially when deciding between shirts with big cats on them, and is a frequent visitor of the Mystery Shack. In "The Stanchurian Candidate", he is elected mayor of Gravity Falls due to being the only candidate to fill in his paperwork. In the series finale, it is revealed that he is among the citizens of Gravity Falls to be petrified by Bill's minions. Along with the other citizens with this fate, Tyler was used to build a throne for Bill, but with Tyler being the load bearing victim, Dipper and Mabel managed to remove him, restoring the humanity of everyone Bill ever petrified. At the end of the series, he passed the "Never Mind All That" Act, telling everyone that if anyone asked what happened, they should say " Never mind all that!".

Minor characters[edit]

  • Corduroy Boys – The Corduroy Boys are the three sons of Manly Dan and the younger brothers of Wendy. Their names are never revealed. The three are often seen with their father, destroying things.
  • Free Pizza Guy – The Free Pizza Guy is a background character in Gravity Falls. He is usually seen eating pizza and is disappointed when Stan breaks his promise of free pizza in the episode "Headhunters". He is most recognizable by his red 'free pizza' shirt. He's also known to Dipper and Mabel as "That Fat Guy".
  • Tate McGucket (voiced by Alex Hirsch) – Tate McGucket is a stoic worker at Lake Gravity Falls and is the son of Old Man McGucket. His eyes are always hidden under his hat.
  • Mr. Poolcheck (voiced by Michael Rianda) – Mr. Poolcheck is the head lifeguard at the Gravity Falls Pool, although he acts more like a drill instructor. He was Wendy's boss at the Gravity Falls Pool and later agrees to hire Dipper. At first he takes a liking to Dipper, but comes to realize both Wendy and Dipper do not take the job of lifeguard seriously enough. He fires them both near the conclusion of the episode.
  • Melody (voiced by Jillian Bell) – Soos' long-time girlfriend from Portland, Oregon.
  • Mrs. Gleeful (voiced by Grey DeLisle) – Mrs. Gleeful is the mother of L'il Gideon Gleeful and wife of Bud Gleeful. She is first seen in "Little Dipper" and then in "Gideon Rises." Life with Gideon seems to have reduced her to a traumatized, nervous wreck who can do little more than vacuum compulsively while muttering frantically under her breath. She was also spotted in the episode Blendin's Game in the background when Dipper and Mabel go to the past, pushing a stroller with Gideon in it.
  • Pacifica's friends (the magenta-haired one voiced by Ariel Hirsch) – They are the unnamed cronies of Pacifica Northwest who are usually seen following their dominant counterpart around and obliging to her every whim.
  • Reginald and Rosanna (voiced by Will Friedle and Grey DeLisle) – Reginald and Rosanna are a proposed couple who are commonly seen background characters in the show. They appear to be currently going out, as they are often seen together.
  • Shandra Jimenez (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – Shandra Jimenez is a news reporter in Gravity Falls and Toby Determined's secret crush. It appears she takes her job seriously when she refers to herself as "a real reporter" (episode 3: Headhunters). She is the last of the citizens of Gravity Falls to be petrified by Bill's minions.
  • Shmipper and Smabble[27] – Shmipper and Smabble are two very young characters (one male and one female) who are sometimes used as complete opposites of Mabel and Dipper. They have a grandpa who shows his loving affection towards them, in contrast towards Grunkle Stan.
  • Tad Strange (voiced by Cecil Baldwin) – A normal and well-adjusted man who acts as a foil for the town's strangeness.
  • Lolph and Dundgren (voiced by Dave Wittenberg (Lolph) and Diedrich Bader (Dundgren)- Agents of the Time Paradox Avoidance Enforcement Squadron, also known as the Time Police. Their names (and possibly their tall and muscular appearance) are seemingly inspired by Dolph Lundgren. They are the agents who arrest Blendin Blandin and later apprehend Dipper and Mabel to compete against Blendin in Globnar. They are killed by Bill Cipher in the Weirdmageddon
  • Weirdmageddon Monsters – They are inter-dimensional demons who are released in "Weirdmageddon Part 1" and unleash havoc upon Gravity Falls under Bill's command. They are sent back to their home dimensions after Bill's defeat in the series finale. Many of them take the form of anthropomorphic objects. They consist of the following:
    • 8-Ball (voiced by Andy Merrill) – A green-skinned goblin/troll-like creature with a white chest and stomach, a muscular upper body, and magic 8-balls for eyes that are usually pointed in different directions. He also has large ears, a prominent underbite, large teeth, and cuffs around its right wrist and ankle with a small segment of broken chain dangling from them.
    • Kryptos – A polygonal demon similar in design to Bill but rhombus (or square) in shape and navy (or gray) in color. The top perimeter of his shape resembles a compass with a functioning eye at the turning point and the bottom perimeter resembles a square ruler. He also has a big wide mouth with buck teeth and a small light blue aura, and wears black gloves and boots.
    • Zanthar – A dark purple-furred cube-shaped headless gorilla-like creature that walks on all four of its arms. He has a light-purple patch much like a loaf of sliced bread and small trees growing out of his back and shoulders. He also wears a party hat. In "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Bill refers to him as "the Being Whose Name Must Never Be Said" before referring to him by his real name.
    • Teeth (voiced by Andy Merrill) – An anthropomorphic pair of human dentures with pink elongated gums limbs and a small pink aura.
    • Keyhole (voiced by Matt Chapman) – A blue-skinned humanoid a forehead resembling a keyhole, a darker shade of blue around his eyes, a pink nose, and a small blue aura.
    • Hectorgon (voiced by Patrick McHale) – A floating red anthropomorphic hexagon with big tangerine lips, a mustache, a bowler hat with a gold rim, a light blue tie, and a small red aura.
    • Amorphous Shape – A floating unfolded Rubik's Cube composed of many colorful contorted squares, several of which have eyes on them, with a small white aura. He has two long dark purple tail-like protrusions with larger blue tufts at the ends hanging off of the two purple colored squares on his body.
    • Pyronica (voiced by Danielle Fishel) – A glowing pink one-eyed succubus-like slim-shaped humanoid with short pink hair with bangs parted across her face, several small horns located between her two big curved horns, and limbs made of white flames. She also has a wide mouth with thick lips, a mixture of buck teeth and fangs, and a frog-like tongue, and wears a long pink cape and pink stiletto pumps.
    • Paci-Fire (voiced by Matt Chapman) – A demonic dark-gray baby with enormous black horns resembling bat ears, a pink bull-like nose, glowing red eyes, a black devil-like tail, and a red aura. He also has a red pacifier being sucked by a second face on his torso and a gold cross on its massive forehead with an eye similar to Bill's at its center. Of all the demons, Paci-Fire is the closest to traditional depictions of them.
    • Lava Lamp-Shaped Demon – An unnamed lava lamp-like demon with two red lava blobs shaped like eyes and red circles visible inside of his body. He also wears a black and red bowler hat.
    • Eye bats – Living bat-sized eyeballs with the ears, wings, and legs of a bat and Bill's primary method of petrifying the citizens of Gravity Falls. Aside from flight, there only known power is laser-eyebeams which petrify anyone caught in them. Prior to their official debut, they were seen on one of the pages of Stanford's journals.
    • The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity (voiced by Louis C.K. originally, redubbed by Alex Hirsch) – A giant monster composed of a head with an arm on his top who demands anyone to get into his mouth.
    • The Creature With Eighty-Eight Different Faces – A multi-colored being with many different kinds of faces. In "Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality", Bill mentions he has eighty-seven different faces by accident, as the Creature gets defensive.
  • Rumble McSkirmish (voiced by Brian Bloom) – A famous fighter of the video game "Fight Fighters". He appears in the episode "Fight Fighters", where he is summoned by Dipper to scare Robbie, who tries to kill as a cause of a confusion about the father of Dipper. He later fights with Dipper and wins, but he disappears after this and returns to his game. Later, he reappears in a cameo in "Soos and the Real Girl", where he appears in the arcade in his video game, but is zapped by Giffany. He later returns in "Weirdmageddon Part 1", where he is released again from his video game by Bill Cipher. Finally, he returns in "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls", where he helps the Pines family to combat the Weirdmageddon monsters. After Bill Cipher's demise, he disappears again and returns to his video game.
  • Experiment #210/The Shape Shifter (voiced by Mark Hamill) – A monstrous creature that seems to come from space. In Dipper and Mabel Vs the Future the strange writing in the space ship when decoded says “Specimen has escaped is changing forms”, the shapeshifter on the ship must have escaped and laid an egg on earth which Ford later found and raised. After his escape of his cryogenic chamber, he takes the form of a man that promoted canned beans. After he meets Wendy and Dipper, he steals the Journal 3 and tries to escape with them, but finally, he is locked again in his cryogenic chamber by Dipper, Wendy, Soos, and Mabel. Journal 3 reveals that Ford originally kept the Shapeshifter as a test subject for the cryogenic freezing device, but grew attached to it and kept it as a pet and even named it “Shifty”. Ford was eventually forced to freeze it after his attempts to get the Journals escalated to attacking and impersonating Fiddleford.
  • Giffany, or ".GIFfany" (voiced by Jessica DiCicco) – A sentient, malicious A.I. in the guise of an innocent, pink-haired schoolgirl in a dating simulator game. She killed her creator after her "birth", after he realized that what he created was evil. She is the main character of the dating simulator, "Romance Academy 7", but her game was returned to the local video game store several times, presumably when people found out that she was dangerous. However, Soos bought her video game and falls for her. When Dipper and Mabel pull Soos from her game, she follows Soos to the mall via power lines. However, after Soos meets Melody, Giffany reveals her jealous controlling attitude, forcing Soos to pause her game. However, she snaps and begins stalking Soos, following him to the mall once again, and threatening to kill Melody. She gains control of the robotic bodies of the animatronics in Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizzamatronic Jamboree, where she tries to capture Soos and download his brain into her game, but Soos uses a pizza oven to destroy the disc, erasing Giffany's programming and killing her. However, Journal 3 reveals she survived and is trapped in the Fight Fighters arcade game and has entered a romantic relationship with Rumble McSkirmish.
  • Celestabellebethabelle (voiced by Sam Marin) – a unicorn who lives in the Enchanted Forest. She made her first appearance in "The Last Mabelcorn". Mabel, Candy, Wendy, and Grenda end up fighting her for her magical Unicorn hair. Once the Pines family had the hair they put it around the house to protect the Mystery Shack from Bill Cipher (above).
  • Xyler and Craz (voiced by John Roberts and Greg Cipes) – The main characters of Mabel's favorite movie "Dream Boy High".
  • Summerween Trickster (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – An evil monster formed by ugly Halloween candies. He tried to kill Mabel, Dipper, Soos, Candy, and Grenda after Dipper took off him from the Mystery Shack. Later, in a store, he eats Soos, and was killed by Soos after he eats his heart. However, before the Trickster dies, Soos mentioned that he is delicious, for the happiness of the Trickster.
  • Dipper Clones (all voiced by Jason Ritter) – The evil clones of Dipper Pines. In the episode "Double Dipper," they were made by Dipper from a magical copy machine found inside the shack to assist him in his plan to dance with Wendy at the ongoing party. One of them was a paper jam. They all team up and try to lock Dipper in a closet after he ruins their plans to dance with Wendy but are eventually melted by water and Tyrone was melted by the soda. In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls" during the end credits, 3 and 4 are the only clones to have survived. Journal 3 shows that 3 and 4, shortly after "Double Dipper", hid in Dipper's closet and made plans for both to replace him, but Dipper discovered them and unintentionally scared them off with an opened can of Pitt Cola.
  • Jeffy Fresh, Byrone, and Rosie – A group of stereotypically rebellious teenagers from the 80s, who are responsible for the deaths of Ma and Pa Duskerton and the creation of the Summerween Trickster. Pinequest implies that they were killed by the Summerween Trickster, and their gravestones appear in the game.
  • Sev'ral Timez (voiced by Lance Bass (Boyz Crazy), Matt Chapman, and Alex Hirsch) – A boy band that Mabel, Candy, and Grenda are obsessed with. In the episode Boyz Crazy, they find out that Sev'ral Timez are clones, and are genetically engineered by Ergman Bratsman to be the perfect band. They escape with the help of Mabel and company, and are taken to her house to be safe. She eventually is shown that she is keeping them locked up, just like Bratsman, and she sets them free, and they scamper off into the woods, only returning in the second season. In the episode "Love God" they are shown behind a trashcan, and as ghosts of Mabel's past loves. In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality", they are riding a scooter through Mabeland. In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls", they are a part of Stan's refugee group, and are shown powering the Shacktron on a treadmill.
  • Mermando (voiced by Matt Chapman) - A "merman" who is seen in the Gravity Falls public pool. In the episode The Deep End, Dipper, Mabel, Soos, and Grunkle Stan visit the Gravity Falls public pool, where she meets Mermando. He is thoughtful, as well as a good listener. He doesn't make any other appearances in the show later on.

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