ok ok I have to get this out while my arm is ok enough to type bc for the past few days I’ve had a Gravity Falls AU sort of idea. a lot of details are really hazy but
Imagine in a canon-divergent AU, a huge, grand sort of finale where the Pines prevent an Armageddon-scale disaster. but some shit still goes wrong, and while they may have prevented the worst from happening, a huge event essentially unleashes a wave of supernatural phenomena. the shit that happens in Gravity Falls basically starts happening all around the world, ranging from harmless but weird, to threats so dangerous that national militaries have to get involved. things like bermuda triangle-esque areas appearing out of nowhere, to loch-ness monsters residing in lakes, ghosts suddenly popping up, all sorts of weird shit
And during the Pines’ “final battle” before all this happens, Bill pretty much dies (whether as a friend or foe). Dipper is also in pretty bad shape, vulnerable enough for Bill to attempt a last-ditch possession in order to save himself. But it doesn’t work… not quite.
A part of Bill ends up fusing with Dipper, but his mind isn’t overtaken. It seems like Dipper lucked out and retains mind, but his body isn’t so lucky. He becomes a spirit much like Bill was, only able to reside in mindscape/underworld/whatever you want to call it.
The result is bittersweet. Dipper can no longer return to the life he once had, but at least he isn’t “dead”. He can’t interact with the mortal world like before, but he has a greater affinity for the physical realm than Bill did, granting him two abilities: to be able to retain a physical form for some periods of time (sometimes due to his current power level, other times due to supernatural changes in the environment) - and be able to interact with Mabel at any given time. Since they have that natural affinity as twins, Mabel is the only one who can touch, see, and hear him while others can’t.
Another curious side-effect is tiny bits of Bill’s personality and habits are picked up by Dipper. As a whole he is unchanged and retains his humanity, but he does grow a bit more mischievous and is prone to rare episodes of being power-hungry and less sympathetic under certain conditions. His sense of style is more like Bill’s as well, preferring a little floating tophat and more dapper clothing.
Dipper’s predicament is sort of a blessing in the end. He and Mabel are able to travel once they’re old enough, and work together to help make the world a little less chaotic. They’re never sure if their endeavors mean anything (because when one mystery is solved and eradicated, another pops up), but at least they’re helping people in need.
Much like Bill, Dipper is essentially a sort of demi-god, close to omnipotent when it comes to the supernatural. His power is slowly realized over time, becoming more and more competent and confident as the years go on. By their late teens, Dipper is a bit more cocky and capable, a little more disconnected and socially inept, but still a sweet kid.
Dipper has a constant fear that one day he will lose his humanity… but at least he hasn’t yet.
Okay, So after reading this and letting it sit in a tiny bit, I thought about Mabel’s end of the story. Her brother, though he can be there always, isn’t really there anymore. Not like before. And I can kinda see her being a little broken up about it at times.
Not like all the time. And at first, I can see her being all cheerful that he is okay and thinking how cool it is. But like, once it sinks in that Dipper isn’t ‘alive’ like he used to be or like when she would start noticing Bill’s leftovers. Like it would hurt sometimes for her.
Then I picture one day, Dipper notices it, like her smile is forced or something feels off and he tries to cheer her up. But to cheer her up, he uses a little bit of his new powers that he’s grown used to, like maybe creates something silly for her that he thinks she would enjoy. Then to Dipper’s confusion, Mabel would start to cry. Not realizing what caused the tears, he would try to do more to comfort her in a more traditional sense. At his Dippering, she would smile and be all “Silly, I didn’t start crying cause I was sad, it was cause I’m happy.” And she would do the little boop thing to him.
After all, he was still, and will always be Dipper. She then would tickle him or something cute like that.
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I love how this hot swimmer
shares the same voice actor with this mofo
and that Miyano Mamoru can go from this
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