"Can you talk about dippers real name and Stans brother the author please" -Submitted by Mary Kehoe
Dipper's real name? Oo, of course! I've been meaning to do a post on this for a while now. (But since you along with a couple others requested a post on Stan's brother, I will be acknowledging it in a different post. I hope that's alright!)
There are many different theories surrounding this topic, one of them based on a short moment during Irrational Treasure.
Quentin Trembley III says, "...And Roderick (Dipper interrupts with "Actually, I-"), you dear boy are on your way to unlocking the mysteries of this great land! So I'd like you to have my president's key."
If Trembley is someone to trust, then perhaps Roderick is Dipper's real name. This would explain why Dipper interrupted with, "Actually, I-", because maybe he was going to say something along the lines of, "Actually, I go by the name Dipper."
Here is another theory:
Basically, it centers around the idea that Stanley (the assumed grandfather of Dipper and Mabel), was the one that died in the car crash. Thus, Dipper's father names him Stanley, but he prefers to go by Dipper.
Another one deals more with a relation to Mabel's name, and is titled "Amabilis and Mabel Pines":
"So imagine this...
"While procrastinating, decided to throw some names through Wolframalpha (which is one of the greatest databases known to man) and ended up with another Gravity Falls theory.
It's a tree... It's a flipping tree... From the Pacific Northwest, basically, Gravity Falls Oregon.
This final one is interesting, and is more religious based. Along with the Amabilis one, this one is one of my favorites:
"Cain and (M)abel?
Stan and Dip are often seen butting heads throughout the show because they're similarly stubborn and arrogant. Stan mostly just wants Dipper to quit his mystery solving (which honestly isn't really that great of a thing to be doing anyway), but Dip's reluctant. A line in the bible goes like this:
Some interpreters believe that Cain wasn't the son of Adam and Eve like Abel was, but instead was the son of Eve and Satan. I seriously doubt that's the case in Gravity Falls, but if Bill, the supposed Devil-like figure in this world, does have something to do with the mark, maybe that explains some of the parallels that exist between Bill and Dipper (and Dipper's ability to decipher codes in his head like some freakish superpower).
Essentially, she becomes a savior and even takes a Christ-like position, just as Abel does in the Bible. The death of Jesus and the death of Abel are often compared; the difference being that "the blood of Jesus is interpreted as bringing mercy, but that of Abel is demanding vengeance", hence the mark Cain has to live with cursing him to never die a premature death. The brothers become two opposing forces in the end; Abel being a light of righteousness and Cain representing perdition.
Aaaand those are some theories surrounding Dipper's name! There isn't much people can go off of, since not much (if at all) information about his name has been alluded to within the show.
Regarding Stan's brother, the author, I will be talking about him in a different post since several people requested it. So keep your eye out!
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