gideon-rises

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Gideon Gleeful is totally not 9, and is actually a vampire

Let’s have a look at the evidence

  • When Dipper and Mabel went back in time in the episode Blendin’s Game, they landed in Gravity Falls ten years ago.If Lil’ Gideon was 9, he wouldn’t have been born yet, but here we see him in his stroller with Bud and Mrs. Gleeful
  • So definitely existing at a time when he should not technically exist, if he was 9 as he is generally accepted to be. It should also be noted that here he’s sporting his present-day hair, and not the tiny baby hair that’s depicted in the “just had a baby demon” sign above. What else are the Gleefuls lying to us about? And why lie about his hair? Maybe he isn’t really a baby at all? 

  • The sign itself is pretty suspicious. We’re meant to take it as a joke, but Gravity Falls has used jokes to mask clues in the past and I wouldn’t put it past them to do it again.

  • Stan says specifically, “Ever since that monster Gideon rolled into town, I’ve had nothing but trouble.”

  • I mean there’s an obvious connection there with “monster” but ALSO CONSIDER: Why would Grunkle Stan say that Gideon “rolled into” town if Gideon had been born there, as we’ve been lead to believe? Why wouldn’t he just say ever since he was born? Conclusion: he wasn’t born there. He “rolled in” from somewhere else.

  • Gideon parallels the vampire from the “Widdlest Wampire” advertisement from the end screen of Into the Bunker really really well. The “widdlest wampire” is pulling a really similar face and pose to the one Gideon uses to get his audience to go “aw”, the ad is the the ONLY non-Gideon use of the word “widdle” in all of Gravity Falls, and the first time we see Gideon he’s also wearing a cape.
  • Throughout all of the episodes in which Gideon appears, no one ever once refers to him as a kid. BudGleeful and Lil Gideon himself both refer to him as a “boy”, but even they havenever referred to him as a child. Dipper refers to him as a kid, but Dipper hasn’tbeen in Gravity Falls long enough to know otherwise. He also thought Gideon didn’t have any powers and like two scenes later was proven wrong about that.

  • Gideon has five fingers on each hand just as the adults in Gravity Falls do. When asked at 2013 SDCC why Gideon has five fingers while the rest of the children have only four, Alex Hirsch refused to respond on the grounds that the answer was too spoilery.

  • In the episode Dreamscaperers, the movie everyone’s watching right after Lil Gideon tries to steal the deed to the Mystery Shack called Grandpa the Kid. Y’know, like an old person posing as a kid. 
  • Gideon talks like an old man. In Hand the Rocks the Mabel he refers to Dipper as “boy” and uses big words that even Grunkle Stan has to comment on. Also in the same episode he gets winded after a very short dance. You know who else gets winded after light physical activity? Old people. Also his hair is white like an old man’s and he also dresses like an old man, as well.

  • Bud Gleeful defers to him as if he was actually Gideon’s son and not the other way around, and Mrs. Gleeful is downright terrified of him.

  • This tiny representation of Gideon has pitch-black demon eyes.
  • Gideon being a vampire makes the entire “Mabel wishing for a vampire boyfriend” plot in Tourist Trapped thousands of times more ironic and more mind-blowing on the rewatch and let’s be real here that’s totally something Alex Hirsch would do on purpose.

  • Furthermore if Lil Gideon is actually a REALLY OLD VAMPIRE, then the episode title Hand that Rocks the Mabel  is a reference to a really creepy movie about someone trying to steal a baby, called “hand that rocks the cradle”. Stealing a baby sounds a lot like “cradle robbing” which urban dictionary defines as dating someone who is MUCH MUCH younger than you. Which actually makes sense to the plot of the episode, when you factor in that GIDEON IS REALLY REALLY OLD.


TL;DR: The only conclusion I can come to here is that Gideon is a really old vampire who wants to make Mabel his vampire queen for some reason.

Okay, I’ve seen a lot of posts going around about how Grunkle Stan is actually insanely intelligent, and I had something to add.

So, at first he only had journal 1, right? Gideon had 2, and 3 was hidden in the woods until Dipper found it. 

Grunkle Stan doesn’t manage to obtain all the journals until Gideon Rises, meaning for most of those 30 years he was working with only 1/3 of the blueprint. 

And yet, in that very episode, the machine was ALMOST FINISHED.

He typed in a few lines of code and suddenly the portal is working with no problem!

GRUNKLE STAN, THE DUMBER TWIN, ON HIS OWN, MANAGED TO BUILD A FULLY FUNCTIONAL INTER DIMENSIONAL PORTAL, WITH ONLY 1/3 OF THE BLUEPRINT FOR IT. ONE. THIRD. 

I can’t even build a DRESSER with only 1/3 of the blueprint!

In conclusion, Grunkle Stan is hella smart and you can’t tell me otherwise.

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Best Sibling Relationship: Dipper & Mabel

“This journal told me there was no one in Gravity Falls I could trust. But when you battle a hundred gnomes side-by-side with someone, you realize that they’ve pretty much always got your back.”

Watching Stan’s expressions during Gideon rises is just so painful. You can see that he’s just frantically trying to think of a way to get the Shack back because he can’t let the portal fall into the wrong hands. When he gives up and sends the twins home, he’s not just giving up on having Dipper and Mabel stay with him, but he’s giving up all hope of getting his brother back.

I really don’t know how I’m going to get through the next episode because the series just gets sadder the more we find out about Stan. 

Originally posted by amoodymess

Here We Go (Gideon Rises Final Scene)
  • Here We Go (Gideon Rises Final Scene)
  • Brad Breeck
  • Gravity Falls
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The music in the last (pre-credits) scene of the Gideon Rises was so great that I just had to try to isolate it.

I didn’t have the best source so it’s stuck in mono and some sound effects are still there, but the voices are all gone, so I’m still pretty happy with it. Hopefully someone can do better in the future. Or better yet, they release an official soundtrack, but I dunno the likelihood of that one.