"Based on the probability that the character Stanley exists, I believe that Stanley is actually Grunkle Stan, who has assumed Stanford Pine's identity since the portal's first opening 30 years ago. Stanford Pines is the true author of the book. The memories and quotes from Grunkle Stan reveals that he's a fraud who travels around and gets imprisoned around a lot. Thus, it's highly improbable that he's been living in Gravity Falls all this time (Time Traveler's Pig). It's also revealed that the house belonged to a scientist, who built secret portals and static-carpets in his house-lab. Thus, it's obvious that the scientist and the author is one and the same. Since the house has always belonged to Stanford Pines, the answer has literally written itself on who the author is. The Shapeshifter also mentioned that the author hasn't been himself in 30 years, which means that Shapeshifter thinks the author is still alive but has changed into a different person. This further improves the possibility that the fraud Stanley stole the scientist and author, Stanford Pines's identity. This might also explain why Bill Cipher thought about an image of a younger Stan when the name Stanford Pines was mentioned. There's no other way to explain how Grunkle Stan came upon the portal, the books, and the secret codes used unless he personally knew the Author. It's also possible that he was the one who betrayed Stanford Pines, as he mentions a certain "He" in his messages. Finally, in the newest trailer for the next episode, the trailer seem to weigh heavily on the Pine twins calling Stan the greatest uncle in the world. If anything, I'd say Stan was getting a guilty conscience for lying to them about being their uncle. Thoughts?" -Submitted by Xian is wut wut in my wut
And I recall seeing the entire thing sometime last year (or possibly even earlier), and if I remember correctly, it was possible ways that the characters were going to be introduced in the pilot? I am not sure. But still: "I'm... I'm probably you're uncle"?
Interpret it how you want... But I think it helps support your theory even more!
My reaction was literally "Oooo... OOOOOOOO!!"
(Also, all of you people submitting have rad names. Like, 10/10)
So your theory behind Grunkle Stan being a fraud is that he is not actually Stanford, but someone else (specifically Stanley) entirely? Dang. That's good man... That's good. (Can you hear how blown my mind is right now)
I love how this theory puts a totally different spin on the whole "fraud" thing, and you have a pretty good amount of evidence to back it up! And it would also explain why he looked guilty in the trailer for Not What He Seems...
Ahh, after reading this I'm even more hyped for the episode!! Xian, if you have anymore theories, make sure to send them in, I would love to hear them! // kimiko hope
P.S. I put this in another response to another submission, but I think it's relevant to this one as well... I found this while on tumblr:
fiction > reality
i'm telling you, i'm not obsessed i'm dedicated
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