anyways I have a reason to suspect that Stanley/Stan’s brother has been fighting in the Time War that’s been alluded to multiple times. Usually Hirsch doesn’t repeat plot points unless they’re important and so far we’ve had two episodes featuring time travel, and a lot of cute little clues suggesting that something big happens in the future.
Stanley’s got a gun slung over his shoulder, something that looks pretty high-tech, and he’s wearing a trench coat, goggles, heavy boots, all that seem fitting for a war or apocalyptic situation… Cracked glasses mean that he either had no time or means to replace them.
He’s got a quill in his pocket, which is either supposed to just throw a hint that he’s the author, or is more representative of him as someone out of his time. It’s an outdated technology, and one that’s easy to break. I’m pretty sure there’s some trope of people using outdated tech just because it’s personal to them.
When he’s first seen, he’s wearing all black and lighted up with a cyan light, which are the colors of the portal, yes, but the future has been illustrated with a similar palette. I don’t know if that’s just an artistic choice or a hint.
The glimpses of the future that we have seen is one of a ravaged world with hardened people. However, while the ‘police forces’ are wearing clean, high-tech uniforms, Stanley’s face was concealed, and his clothes were torn and ragged. I’d guess that he’s part of some rebel force, because whenever there’s some dictatorship there’s always gotta be an opposing force.
But then again, we don’t really know what kind of person he is so it’s hard to guess.
Okay. something about The Love God and Blendin’s Game just doesn’t add up. I think some other people noticed this too.
In “blendin’s game” we see a younger version of Robbie, who has black-brown hair and causes trouble.
In “The Love God” we see Robbie’s childhood portraits, in which he has lighter brown hair, lighter than Dipper’s.
Although his face shape is the same, the hair is different than the Blendin’s Game version. The disposition and clothing style appears different as well. Robbie is troublemaking and rowdy in Blendin’s Game, practically a Mini-Me of the regular Robbie, but all his childhood photos are smiley and happy in The Love God.
This may seem like thin evidence of anything, especially since it may have been a throwaway joke, but knowing Hirsch this could mean something.
Also, note that in Blendin’s Game, the past Robbie referred to himself literally as “Young Robbie!” despite it being his present. it’s consistent with the way that the Globnar people say things like “ow, my time knee!” and “future combat”, despite the future being their present. Again, could be a throwaway joke but it seems suspicious to me.
it’s almost like both situations are somebody’s idea of the future and past as opposed to the real future or past. i’m not actually sure of an explanation for this, other than the possible influence of Stan’s portal, or maybe even the possibility that the Bottomless Pit let out into an alternate universe as opposed to the original universe. those don’t make much sense though, i just thought I’d point this out.