The season finale was freaking ah-mazing. Ohmaigawsh.
There were so many things in this episode! Remember Blendin Blandin?
If you actually went to the episodes Tourist Trapped, Headhunters, and The Time Traveler's Pig, you can see him in the background:
Well you guys, he's back.
HE'S. FRIKKIN. BACK.
And the cryptograms! The Ceasar Cipher and A1Z26 were used, but there are two new ones as well.
A Combined cipher is a mix of two or more ciphers seen in the show. Only one such cipher has been seen at the end of Gideon Rises. It's solved by switching the letters using A1Z26 cipher, then flipping it with the Atbash cryptogram, and finally by using the Caesar cryptogram.
You use this cipher for this part in the ending credits:
The decoded message turns out to be "SEARCH FOR THE BLINDEYE". Do you think it could mean Stan? After all...
... He does wear an eyepatch.
Which covers one eye. Could this mean the 'blindeye' they were talking about?
Symbol Substitution Cipher
In 3, a symbol substitution cipher is used. The symbols are hidden on many pages of the journals.
Below shows where this code is used: Click the photos to see the decoded messages.
In the first picture, it's hard to see. But the cryptogram is written in yellow, and is under Bill Cipher's handwritten name. The author calls Bill here a "LIAR MONSTER SNAPPY DRESSER".
And for the Squash with Human Face and Emotions, the ssage is in he top right corner, and says "DON'T EAT HIM". [But always eat your vegetables folks! Just not this one, it might make an angry face at you.]
And finally, the page that Dipper was talking about:
"I stared at this page for hours. It seems like a blueprint to build some kind of futuristic super weapon-" - Dipper Pines [then cut off by Mabel], Gideon Rises
The code is in the box on the left-hand page. Decoded, it says:
"THE PORTAL WHEN COMPLETED WILL OPEN A GATEWAY TO INFINITE NEW WORLDS AND HERALD A NEW ERA IN MANKIND’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE. PLUS, IT WILL PROBABLY GET GIRLS TO START TALKING TO ME FINALLY."
The machine is freaking portal, guis. But to what though?
New planets? New places? The future?
If it's a time portal, and Blendin Blandin showed up... We are in for one huge ride.
The following photo gallery is of all the codes that showed up in the episode.
In the first picture, it says "BILL IS WATCHING", using the 'ol Ceasar Cipher.
Bill was a freaking awesome character. I hope he has a huge role for the second season, he just up and left with a simple "I'll be watching you...".
The second picture says "REVERSE THE CIPHERS". You use this to solve the final code in the credits: First switch the letters using A1Z26 cipher, then flip it with Atbash, and finally by using the Caesar Cipher. The you get the whole "SEARCH FOR THE BLINDEYE" thing.
Whew. Now we are done with the codes. On to the next thing...
Stan's tattoo. Did you notice it?
That's the whole dang thing right there. Remember the code that said that Gravity Falls has a secret society? What if that is their symbol?
It seems believable, since this symbol is not only the tattoo of someone [Stan Pines, to be exact], and it is on a piece of highly secretive machinery. [Note the 'highly secretive' part, guis.]
And just to point it out:
Gideon might have rose, but then he most definitely fell.
Anyway, so it's confirmed.
Season two will have a whole 'nother level of mysteries we need to solve. Are you up for it?
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