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~ Mabel's last words before she leaves Gravity Falls.
Mabel Pines (born on August 31, 1999, five minutes before her twin brother) is the deuteragonist of the Disney XD animated series Gravity Falls. She is the twin sister of Dipper Pines. Energetic, bouncy, and optimistic, Mabel makes the best of every situation. A lover of arts, crafts, and animals, Mabel is a hyperactive 13-year-old girl and is the brawn to her brother's brains. She is the best friend of Candy Chiu and Grenda Grendinator.
Mabel and her twin brother Dipper were spending their summer vacation locked in their room, watching TV, playing video games and talking on the phone. In order to get them some fresh air and out-door living, their parents decided to send them to live with their paternal great-uncle, or "Grunkle" Stan, the owner of a tourist-trap called "The Mystery Shack". The two were sent from Piedmont, California to the small, sleepy town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. Mabel quickly decided it was her "chance to have an epic summer romance," and made good on this initial promise as she has had a replacement potential boyfriend every few episodes. Her first crush would be “Norman”, who turns out to be both an introduction for her to audition her heart to others and a chance to investigate the supernatural for her twin brother Dipper, as Norman had many odd ticks about him.
Norman had slow reaction time, garbled speech and always wore concealing clothes, so both Dipper and Mabel suspected he is not human, Mabel that he is a vampire, Dipper that he is a zombie. As it turns out, Norman was actually a group of gnomes, posing as a teenage boy. The gnomes become possessive and need to be beaten off, leading Mabel and Dipper to their first mystery and subsequent adventure. Though Mabel was excited by the adventure, she was also left glum by the loss of her potential love-interest. To cheer her up, Stan allows them to take one thing from the Mystery Shack for free; Mabel's malaise melts away when she decides on a grappling hook. Though Grunkle Stan had something more like a doll in mind, he stands by it. Throughout the series, Dipper and Mabel continue to find strange and exotic creatures and phenomena that Stan and the other locals long since rationalized and became blind to, from ghosts, to magic, to mad-science experiments.
A consistent antagonist eventually turns up in the form of Little Gideon Gleeful, a child-psychic who acts as something of a sham-faith minister, claiming he has the answer to everyone's questions for a fee. Gideon falls for Mabel, and though she can see she will not like him, Mabel humors his requests for a date to try to gently let him down, but Gideon never takes "no" for an answer. Eventually Mabel asked Dipper to help break-up with him for her, at which point Gideon shows his true colors by using his powers on Dipper, believing he is trying to get in the way of his true love. Gideon is de-powered (his mantle apparently is a magical amulet he was using to seem psychic) and Mabel learns to be willing to break the hearts of others rather than string them along. Although Gideon in truth wants the Mystery Shack for his own purposes, he remains smitten with Mabel, trying to win her back and take over the Mystery Shack throughout the series.
Mabel Pines is an energetic girl with a very positive attitude. She is an extrovert while her brother is an introvert. As first introduced with "Norman", Mabel's romantic life remains quite central for her. She falls for boys frequently, quite often regardless of their feelings for her. Dipper is very important to Mabel and the two are emotionally inter-woven. Though Mabel often disagrees with her brother over his methods, morally they are very in-sync, and when one of the two deviates from what they know is right, the other often acts as the other's extended conscience. Mabel tries to become popular, and though she never truly succeeds, she does make four major friends: the two local outcasts, Grenda and Candy, Wendy, a teenage employee at the Mystery Shack, and a pig she wins at the town fair, Waddles. Her quest to become popular is opposed by local debutante, Pacifica Northwest, whom Mabel tries to reach out to, but instead becomes a rival, though eventually the two do become at least tolerant of each other. In particular, Mabel becomes fiercely protective of Waddles, being willing to fight monsters to save him without a second thought. She has a deep obsession with Unicorns, as she taped a traffic cone on a horse's head to look like one, which cause her to be banned from petting zoos. One of her fears is not being cute, as seen when she was in Stan's mind, when Bill Cipher turned her cuteness to ugliness.
The characters in the cartoon that Lord Dominator from Wander Over Yonder watches are modeled after Dipper, Mabel, Grunkle Stan, and Soos. The Mystery Ship also has its "S" slightly off just like the Mystery Shack. Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, and Alex Hirsch all voice their respective parody counterparts. This is actually the first time Gravity Falls did a crossover with Wander Over Yonder.
Mabel is based on Ariel Hirsch, Alex's twin sister.
Mabel and her brother were born on August 31, 1999, making their zodiac sign Virgo.
In the episode "The Deep End," Mabel claims that she has encountered a couple of vampires.
Mabel shows a sophisticated attitude when it comes to art.
Dipper's and Mabel's middle names are their parents' first names.
Mabel went to the hospital once for eating scratch and sniff stickers.
Mabel once fed baby birds with her mouth.
Whenever Mabel has nightmares, she meows herself back to sleep.
Mabel's first word, according to her, was "unicorn."
Mabel has been banned from a petting zoo for taping a traffic cone to a horse's head and pretending that it was a unicorn.
Mabel became pen pals with a pizza delivery man in the 60 seconds he was at the door.
Mabel and Dipper have allergies that act up around the same time.
After the events of "Gideon Rises", wherein Mabel uses the grappling hook to save herself and Dipper, she keeps it with her at all times. If Mabel is on screen and the grappling hook can't be seen, it's because she's hiding it in her sweater.
In "Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo", she says that Dipper and herself once won a dogsled race against a space lizard.
Mabel has accidentally spray-painted her eyes multiple times.
Mabel has watched the anime movie "The Cranky Girl Who Did Chores in Sprit Town" 82 times.