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The Unsolved Mysteries of Gravity Falls

With the identity of the Author reveled everyone has been wondering… what’s next? What’s left for Gravity Falls? Well, we’re here to tell you that there are still tons of unanswered questions, so much more of Gravity Falls to explore, and there’s still so many unsolved mysteries left!

With the new episode only about a week away, we feel it’s time to tally up all the mysteries in the show we still have yet to solve. We’re counting down the top 13 unsolved mysteries of Gravity Falls!

Note that this may or may not contain every single mystery the show has to offer. For the sake of brevity, we’re just counting those that are the most mysterious…

Gravity Falls is a show filled with mysteries, and, it comes as no surprise when the vast majority of those mysteries remain unsolved.

The show’s greatest mystery, who wrote the Journals?, has been solved. Now lets see what has yet to be solved… and what is soon in store.

The Top 13 Unsolved Mysteries of Gravity Falls:

13. The Monocle…

Journal 3, since its first appearance in Tourist Trapped, has held many mysteries within its pages. One such mystery is a monocle that seems to be attached to the journal’s spine, which has yet to be explained. The existence of the monocle is quite puzzling considering the Author wears glasses and has no need for a monocle and it doesn’t seem to belong to any other character in Gravity Falls. Or does it…?

Thus the monocle remains a curiously unsolved mystery of Gravity Falls.

12. The Cliffs…

Another mystery found in the Journals, the Floating Cliffs are a familiar yet mysterious formation which can be seen many times on the show. A cipher on the Cliffs’ page in Journal 1 (in Not What He Seems) teases the possible origin of the cliffs’ strange appearance, and adds to the general mystery:

MY COMPASS GOES HAYWIRE THE CLOSER I GET TO THEM DOES THIS MEAN WHAT I THINK IT DOES: THE ANSWER MAY BE UNDERGROUND.”

One thing is certain, the Floating Cliffs are a good possible source of future adventures on the show.

11. Dip and Mab’s Parents…

In the first episode only their arms are shown, and they are rarely mentioned. We have yet to see the twin’s parents, and there’s a strong chance that this mystery is one that will remain unsolved.

Speaking of a yet to be seen parent on the show…

10. Wendy’s Mom…

There’s not much to say on the subject of Wendy’s mom because there’s not much to go on. Never has she once been mentioned or alluded to on the show so far. 

What most fans want to know is: what happened to her? Did she die? Disappear? Luckily, there’s a good chance this mystery will be brought up and hopefully explained in a possible Wendy story arc delving into more of Wendy’s history. 

9. Dipper’s Real Name…

Here’s something we’d all like to know… 

We know that Dipper is a nickname, as it was mentioned in passing in Double Dipper. We may never find out Dipper’s actual name before the series end, but here’s hoping. Better place your bets now.

8. Robbie and Grenda…

Robbie and Grenda both seem like simple, straightforward, comedic characters. But there’s been some strange hints on the show that there might be more to them than meets the eye.

Let’s start with Robbie. In Boyz Crazy he accidentally hypnotizes Wendy with a mysterious CD (or was it really an accident…?). One major question is where could he have possibly gotten it? Does he have some sort of tie to the supernatural? He does look a lot like a zombie, at least according to Journal 3…

Grenda is another character with a possible supernatural tie. She is a big and strong twelve year-old girl with a manly voice. Kinda weird…And in Sock Opera, Bill, who has pretty much been proven to be an all knowing creature, called her a monster. Plus her favorite age-inappropriate romance novel series is about a werewolf…(if that means anything) Her being a monster could explain a lot, especially her strength and voice.

Speaking of monsters…

7.  The Shapeshifter…

One of the shows most terrifying monsters yet. But the scariest thing about him is that his origin is shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows where he came from. The Author writes in Journal 3 that he came across a mysterious egg which hatched the Shapeshifter. But where did the egg come from? Is the Shapeshifter an alien or just another supernatural creature found in Gravity Falls, as per the norm? The world may never know…

6. The Clones…

In Double Dipper, two Dipper clones steal Robbie’s bike and disappear, never to be seen again. All the other clones were destroyed by the episode’s end, except those two. Which begs the question, what happened to them?

Did they die the next time it rained, did Robbie kill them, or are they still out there?

And will we ever see them again?

5.  Stan’s Tattoo…

Stan has a tattoo, and it’s mysterious. That’s about it.

He doesn’t want anyone else to see it and the same symbol is on the side of the portal’s control panel. Also, Bill seems to think it to be of particular importance, considering it’s one of the first things he thinks of when Gideon mentions Stan Pines in Dreamscapers.

Is the tattoo important? It looks like it. And do we know what it is and what it means? Of course not! This is Gravity Falls we’re talking about. 

Hopefully, though, the mystery of Stan’s tattoo will be explained in future episodes.

4.  Bill’s Plans…

Since his first appearance in Dreamscapers, Bill Cipher proves to be one of the most fascinating and dynamic characters on the show. He also proves to be the most mysterious, in origin and incentive. Bill is just an endless source of questions. What is he? Where does he come from? And, most importantly: what does he want? 

What are Bill’s huge, mysterious plans that have been alluded to time and time again? And, what’s in it for him? What will he gain from all this?

And what, exactly, does the Bill Wheel mean?

Only time will tell, as we patiently wait for the next mention of Bill on the show, and the next clue to his grand scheme.

3.  The Portal…

“The portal when completed will open a gateway to infinite new worlds and herald a new era in mankind’s understanding of the universe. Plus, it will probably get girls to start talking to me finally.”

One of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the show is the portal. Just… the portal. What exactly, is it for? What does it do? And where does it go? Obviously it leads to somewhere because that’s where the Author was trapped for three decades. And it’s a place that is at least livable, considering he’s still alive after all this time. But as to where it leads (another dimension, planet… etc.) is still a mystery.

2.  The Author…

This seems to be one mystery that is solved. Yes, we know who the Author is, Stan’s brother. But, what remains a mystery is his life, and the events prior to his disappearance. Although we know who he is, we don’t know much about him, like why he hid the Journals, or where exactly he’s been the past thirty years. Luckily, most, if not all, of these questions are sure to be answered soon, once A Tale of Two Stans premieres. But until then we can only guess at the Author’s eventful life in the curious little Northwest town he called home.

Which brings us to the number one, biggest unsolved mystery of Gravity Falls

1. Gravity Falls…

…The town itself. It’s no secret that Gravity Falls is… different. It’s the supernatural hub for beasties, demons, ghosts and the like. We all know the town is weird, but, one question remains. Why? Why is Gravity Falls so weird? Why is it like this? What makes it like this? and so on…

This strange little Oregon town seems to be the epicenter for a grand-scale cosmic plot. But, why?

Though it’s the setting for the show it is also its biggest mystery.

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So that’s it! Thirteen unsolved mysteries the show has yet to explain. What do you think? Any favorite unsolved mysteries of Gravity Falls that you think should be included?

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ok: by popular demand, i finally designed a look for reunion falls pacifica

nothing really fundamental has changed about her in the au, apart from the fact that she makes friends with the twins a lot faster, mostly thanks to mabel and some really rotten luck on her part. even so theyre still both losers and she doesnt want to be recognized in public hanging around with them (or have her parents find out that she goes stomping around the woods with a couple of nobodies every now and then), hence the hoodie and sunglasses for the purposes of supreme identity-concealing powers. but deep down she really does like them. really.

the date is july 13th, 2015.  stan pines has just finished telling his emotional and revealing backstory about his finally verified twin brother. 

the six-fingered man turns to dipper. “you read my journals?” he asks.  dipper, in his ecstasy, hands over all three books.

“oh yes” says the author, skimming the pages. he grins. “after all these years…”

his eyelids blink sideways. his head swivels completely as he turns into a practical spider demon, careens up the wall, and screams like a banshee. it’s the freaking shapeshifter. again. stanford pines has been dead for thirty years you fool we’ve all been screwed over go the frick home