AHHHHH thank you @primaryconclusion for this lovely ask! sorry it took me so long!! It wasn’t vague at all - trust me! :)
I thought a lot about how this scene could’ve gone down, and i settled on it taking place during the twins’ party, after Stan gave Soos the Mystery Shack. The perfect time for shocking truths and emotional apologies! TBH I really wanted a scene where Mabel and Gideon resolved their issues and hinted at a friendship, but alas - the finale could only be so long ;-;
6/5/2015- I got another question for this blog lol. This is so fun~
Anon: Dipper Gleeful, what are your car rides like? Loud or soft? Whose in there with you when cruising??
Dipper G.: Honestly..it’s always loud during car rides… If not fighting/bickering w/ Northwest they’re moaning each others names…
Cruising lol…. Sweg
Give me your most interesting headcanons for gravityfallsstuck! (i know the god-tiers so maybe things like modus and specibi?)
- Dipper’s fetch modus is similar to Jake English’s Puzzle sylladex, but with a lot more of strange symbols and ciphers that make little sense-
- Mabel’s strife specibus is gunkind! She mainly uses the grappling hook, though Grunkle Stan has given her a…fair amount of firearms…for her to use when she’s older.
- The Bill Cipher wheel represents all the sessions players and the alignment of their planets relative to Skaia. There used to be an older version of the Cipher Wheel representing an old, doomed session. Its players are basically from the Relativity falls AU, where the ages of the adults/kids are somewhat swapped.
- Originally, the Author is a Muse of Light, Bill is a Lord of Light and Stan is a Rogue- the session’s been glitchy so these qualities have been mixed up quite a lot
- Mabel is a Derse dreamer. Horrorterrors greatly unsettle her, though she has found some comfort in Squiddles.
- Gideon is a Prospit dreamer. It’s a bit of a coincidence regarding the whole ‘Psychic’ fraud/con, though in all honestly, he had no idea what the heck those dreams even meant until the Reckoning happened.
- Robbie’s classpect / godtier is Bard of Heart, the only one being visually similar to the Bill Cipher wheel
How would Gideon storm the castle in your BATB AU? Would it be just like the movie where Dipper and Mabel have to save MuGucket from the cold and they leave then Gideon convinces the man in town that the Stan is an evil beast who a plain monster and they go after him? After locking Dipper, Mabel and MuGucket up?
the idea i had is that McGucket goes back to the village and tells everyone of the horrible beast who kidnapped his two charges. no one believes him tho, because everyone knows Old Man McGucket is a little insane. so McGucket goes alone to find the castle. i’m not sure if he gets sick or if the kids have to come get him. i mean, they’re only 12, so it wouldn’t be wise to send them off alone to find McGucket, especially since the woods are full of wolves…
however, as for the storming the castle bit, i thought of something earlier. Bill finds Gideon, who is still angry and humiliated after Mabel rejected him (even after Ghost Eyes’ great song). Bill tells Gideon that he knows where Mabel is and that she’s being held hostage by an evil Beast, and that all he has to do is make a deal with him and he’ll show Gideon where Mabel and the Beast are.
Bill returns to the story because he knows Stan is close to breaking the curse thanks to those two brats, which he REALLY doesn’t want, and he wants to kill two birds with one stone. so he gets Gideon to rally a force to storm the castle so Gideon can take Mabel and maybe kill off the other kid.
Gideon looks for Stan after entering the castle and tries to beat him thanks to the powers Bill gave him. it ends up going similar to the movie–Stan beats Gideon, holds him over the ravine, Gideon begs for mercy, and Stan lets him go. Gideon is ready to run off, just like he said he would.
then Bill shows up.
Bill collects on his deal with Gideon and takes Gideon’s body. Bill tries to kill Mabel and Dipper, to cause Stan the ultimate despair, but Gideon never wanted to kill Mabel . Gideon tries to fight back, managing to buy some time, but as Bill plunges the dagger down, Stan pushes the twins out of the way (who were frozen in fear) and takes the dagger.
Bill leaves Gideon’s body. Gideon is horrified and drops the dagger. Bill laughs at Stan because while his original plan of killing the twins didn’t work out, this outcome works just as well, because now the spell can never be reversed and Ford will die as a Journal. but Bill underestimated Stan, because as Bill is laughing, Stan fucking PUNCHES BILL TO PIECES, and since Stan’s form is a result of Bill’s own magic, Stan can, in fact, hurt Bill. (whether or not Bill is killed for real is up for interpretation)
the spell is still in affect however. Stan is dying. Mabel and Dipper run over to Stan as he collapses and desperately try to save him, saying how it’ll be alright, it’ll be okay, while crying they’re eyes out. Stan’s last words are “Guess I was good for something after all…”
Mabel and Dipper cry out “No, no you can’t die! You can’t! You’re like family to us, you can’t leave, we love you!”
of course, after that’s said, the curse is lifted. Stan transforms back into a human, his wounds are healed, Ford is back to normal, and everyone is safe and happy.
(Gideon meanwhile is not quite redeemed, but not quite as evil anymore. Mabel and Dipper respect him a little more for what happened, tho they’re not really on friendly terms. but Gideon isn’t gonna try and force Mabel to marry him again, either. they’re sort of on an uneasy truce)
mabel is a hamster person here - hear me out : Gideon is the time baby
Oh, don’t go thinking I don’t remember you!
Now, this theory is going to take a bit more work, because we don’t know as much about Gideon and Time Baby as we do about Mabel and Ariel-the-hamster-I-just-made-up. Sorry for ignoring this because I was on when you sent it but there are some requests that are just better dealt with at one in the morning when I’m tired and not entirely thinking straight if you know what I mean…
Putting the theory after the cut because people got frustrated at how long Hamster!Mabel was and this’ll be a wild ride.