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{{Headlined|'''Date''' = '''August, 2016'''}}
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|tab1 = Villain Overview
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|tab2 = Synopsis
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|tab3 = Gallery}}
 
{{Villain Infobox
 
{{Villain Infobox
| image = Bill_appearance.png
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|image = <gallery>
| size = 250
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Bill cipher.png|Normal
| fullname = Bill Cipher
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AngryBill.png|Angry
| alias = Bipper (while in Dipper's body), The Beast with Just One Eye, The Darkness
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S2e20 Bill demon form.png|Demonic
| origin = ''Gravity Falls''
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BipperGravityFalls.jpg|Bipper
| occupation = Dream demon
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</gallery>
| skills = Telekinesis, Illusion manipulation, Telepathy, Dream Manipulation, Pyrokinesis, Chronokinesis, Umbrakinesis, Possession, Nigh Omnipresence, Nigh Omniscience, Nigh Omnipotence, Immortality.
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|size = 200
| hobby = Creating chaos and strife; possessing and torturing people.
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|fullname = Unknown
| goals = To bridge the gap between Earth and the Nightmare Realm, and bring about "Weirdmaggedon". Take over the universe.
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|alias = {{Scroll box|Bill Cipher<br>
| type of villain = Demon, Deal Maker, Master Manipulator, Destroyer}}{{Quote|I'll be watching you!|Bill Cipher}}{{Quote|Aah! You're Insane!|Gideon, to Bill Cipher}}{{Quote|Sure I am, what's your point?|Bill Cipher in response}}
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Bipper <small>(while in Dipper's body)</small><br>
'''Bill Cipher''' is a very powerful dream demon who means to bring about the end of the world by opening a rift between his Nightmare Realm and ours. He is the main antagonist of the Disney TV show, ''Gravity Falls''.
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The Beast with Just One Eye<br>
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Master of the Mind<br>
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Muse <small>(by Ford Pines)</small><br>
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Cipher<br>
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Mr. Cipher<br>
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Demon<br>
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Will <small>(by the Soothsquitos)</small><br>
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Isosceles Monster<br>
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Monster<br>
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Evil Triangle <small>(by Mabel)</small><br>
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Boss <small>(by 8 Ball and Keyhole)</small><br>
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One-Eyed Demon <small>(by Stan)</small><br>
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Nacho <small>(by Time Baby)</small><br>
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Sixty Degrees That Come in Threes <small>(by the Axolotl)</small><br>
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The Triangle Guy <small>(by Soos)</small><br>
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Wise Guy <small>(by Stan)</small><br>
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Your New Lord and Master for All of Eternity <small>(self-proclaimed)</small>}}
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|origin = ''Gravity Falls''
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|occupation = Dream Demon<br>
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Ruler of the Nightmare Realm<br>
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Ruler of Gravity Falls <small>(self-appointed)</small>
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|skills = {{Scroll box|Immortality<br>
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Nigh-omnipotence<br>
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Nigh-omniscience<br>
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Nigh-omnipresence<br>
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Genius-level intellect<br>
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Invisibility<br>
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Flight<br>
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Chronokinesis<br>
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Parafrosynikinesis<br>
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Voice mimicry<br>
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Possession<br>
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Supernatural powers<br>
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World manipulation<br>
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Madness inducement<br>
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Hydrokinesis<br>
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Mind walking<br>
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Mental manipulation<br>
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Animation<br>
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Materiokinesis<br>
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Alternate universe travel<br>
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Chronokinesis<br>
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Hypnokinesis<br>
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Clairvoyance<br>
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Dimensional awareness<br>
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Illusion manipulation<br>
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Laser manipulation<br>
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Molecular manipulation<br>
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Oneirokinesis<br>
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Fourth wall awareness<br>
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Soul Removal<br>
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Time and space distortion<br>
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Electrokinesis<br>
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Energy projection<br>
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Replication<br>
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Object creation<br>
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Nightmare inducement<br>
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Hypnosis<br>
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Apportation<br>
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Geokinesis<br>
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Terrakinesis<br>
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Materialization and de-materialization<br>
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Materiokinesis<br>
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Biokinesis<br>
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Reality corruption<br>
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Duplication<br>
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Necromancy<br>
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Umbrakinesis<br>
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Pestilence creation<br>
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Intangibility<br>
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Elasticity<br>
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Petrification<br>
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Deflection<br>
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Atmokinesis<br>
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Chorokinesis<br>
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Weirdness inducement<br>
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Limb expansion<br>
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Energy beam emission<br>
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Optic Blasts<br>
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Fantasy world creation<br>
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Chain creation<br>
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Dream materialization<br>
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Fortress creation<br>
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Chain creation<br>
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Light vision<br>
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Thought manifestation<br>
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Anger empowerment<br>
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Logic manipulation<br>
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Life creation<br>
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Reality warping immunity<br>
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Universe/dimension/world creation<br>
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Temporal protection<br>
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Contract bestowal<br>
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Astral projection<br>
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Psychological torture<br>
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Superhuman resistance<br>
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Wish granting<br>
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Aerokinesis<br>
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Thermokinesis<br>
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Weather alteration<br>
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Levitation<br>
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Dream walking<br>
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Teleportation<br>
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Pyrokinesis<br>
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Shapeshifting<br>
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Telekinesis<br>
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Sancti-pyrokinesis<br>
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Advanced pyrokinesis<br>
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Dimensiokinesis<br>
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Regeneration<br>
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Size-shifting<br>
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Reality-warping<br>
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Advanced essokinesis<br>
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Mastery of intimidation<br>
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Trickery<br>
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Mental projection<br>
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Mastery of manipulation<br>
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Deception<br>
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Telepathy}}
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|hobby = Creating chaos and strife.<br>
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Possessing people.<br>
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Torturing and manipulating people.<br>
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Partying.<br>
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Stalking the Pines family.<br>
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Twisting reality.
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|goals = {{Scroll box|Bridge the gap between the Mortal World of Earth and the Nightmare Realm and bring about "Weirdmageddon".<br>
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Destroy the Journals to render Dipper Pines completely powerless <small>(both succeeded)</small>.<br>
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Rule over Gravity Falls <small>(succeeded for a while, but then failed)</small>.<br>
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Find out how to leave Gravity Falls and expand Weirdmageddon over the entire multiverse.<br>
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Rule all of reality and existence.<br>
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Create a "fun" world without rules or restriction.<br>
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Kill the Pines family and anyone else who dares to oppose him <small>(all failed)</small>.}}
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|crimes = {{Scroll box|Malefic<br>
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Mass murder<br>
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Attempted child murder<br>
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Mass genocide<br>
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Stalking<br>
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Familicide<br>
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Torture<br>
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Kidnapping<br>
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Destruction<br>
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Blackmail<br>
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Usurpation<br>
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Abuse<br>
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Vandalism<br>
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Corruption<br>
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Sabotage<br>
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Animal cruelty<br>
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Terrorism<br>
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Conspiracy<br>
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Theft<br>
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Incrimination<br>
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Mass arson<br>
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Slavery<br>
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Attempted cataclysm<br>
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Child abuse<br>
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High treason<br>
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Warmongering<br>
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Mutilation<br>
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Innumerable other offenses}}
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|type of villain = Chaotic Trickster}}
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{{Quote|Remember: reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold, BYEEEEEEEE!!|Bill Cipher's most famous quote.[[File:Bill.oga|noicon]]}}
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{{Quote|It's time we do a little redecorating! I could really use a castle of some kind! And how about some bubbles of pure madness? This party never stops! Time is dead and meaning has no meaning! Existence is upside down and I reign supreme! Welcome, one and all, to '''WEIRDMAGEDDON!'''|Bill Cipher bringing forth Weirdmageddon.[[File:Gravity_falls_the_final_battle_has_begun_bill_cipher_wreaks_havoc_on_the_town_320_kbps_mp3cut_net_.oga|noicon]]}}
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{{Quote|Listen Ford, if you just tell me that equation, finally your dimension will be free. Anything will be possible. I'll remake a fun world, a better world. A party that never ends with a host that never dies. No more restrictions, no more laws! You'd be one of us, all powerful, greater than anything you can ever imagine. And all I need is your help!|Bill trying to convince Ford to help him.
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[[File:Bill Cipher and Ford Pines.ogg|noicon]]}}
   
He is the penultimate antagonist of Season 1 and the main antagonist of Season 2.
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'''Bill Cipher''' is the main antagonist of the Disney XD series ''Gravity Falls''. He is an immensely powerful dream demon from the Second Dimension who means to bring about the end of the world by opening a rift between his Nightmare Realm and the real world. He is the archenemy of Dipper and Stanford Pines.
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He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon, since being summoned by Stanford over thirty years ago. Bill is also known for his mysterious demeanor, disregard for mortal life, sadistic humor, and desire for total chaos. He is also the former best friend of Stanford Pines.
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He was voiced by the series' creator {{w|Alex Hirsch}}, who also voiced [[Stanley Pines|Grunkle Stan]], [[w:c:hero:Soos Ramirez|Soos]], [[Old Man McGucket]], [[Jeff (Gravity Falls)|Jeff]], and [[Dippy Fresh]].
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Bill appears as a floating, yellow triangle with a single cartoon eye in the center (though sometimes near the upper corner), a black bowtie and top hat, and thin black limbs. He is sometimes seen holding a yellow or black cane as well. Bill's body also flashes when he speaks, as he has no mouth. When angered however, his color is inverted, with his eye turning black, outline turning white and yellow turning a glowing red, although his form can change to that which is desired at will. A tapestry hanging from the wall in ''Northwest Mansion Mystery'' depicts him as black or ash grey instead of yellow and with a red eye. In ''The Last Mabelcorn'' he appears for a few moments as black with a yellow eye.
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[[File:Bill appearance-0.png|thumb|left|250px]]
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Bill is a floating yellow triangle with a single cat-like eye in the center (though sometimes near the upper corner; also known as the Eye of Providence), a black bow tie and a top hat, and thin black limbs. He is sometimes seen holding a yellow or black cane as well. Bill's body also flashes when he speaks, as he has no actual mouth.
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However, when angered, his color is inverted, with his eye turning black, outline turning white and yellow turning a glowing red, although his form can change to that which is desired at will. A tapestry hanging from the wall in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" depicts him as black or ash gray instead of yellow and with red-eye. In "The Last Mabelcorn", he appears for a few moments as black with a yellow eye. As seen in the finale, he also sometimes changes colors when distressed.
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In the three-part series finale "Weirdmageddon", Bill assumes multiple three-dimensional forms, including a black multi-tiered and multi-armed pyramid, a three-dimensional version of his default yellow form (including a giant version), and his most horrifying and terrible form of all, that of a colossal red multi-tiered pyramid with eight different glowing limbs resembling a spider, sharp teeth and tongues erupting from his body, and a black eye with a lizard-like yellow pupil, which he assumes during the final battle as he hunts down Dipper and Mabel Pines.
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As he is being erased and speaking his hidden resurrection spell, he transforms into several different forms in an attempt to escape, including his angry red form, a stone-like form with two stone pyramids which could rotate with one eye on each side that also rotate and a stone block having his arms and bow tie, a distorted form with several green eyes and limbs, flashing between yellow, pink, blue, and orange, before finally assuming his black form with red-eye as seen on the tapestry. When Stanley punches him, he briefly flashes back to his default yellow form before being wiped out completely.
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While possessing a person, that person's body will take on a pale tone to their skin, and their eyes will appear to be yellow with black slits, similar to his own.
   
While possessing a person, that persons body will take on a pale tone to their skin, and their eyes will appear yellow with black slits, similar to his own.
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If necessary, both Bill's yellow main portion and the eye can portray images similarly to a television screen, all of which are seemingly what he is thinking about at the time.
   
If needed, Bill's yellow main portion or his eye can show images like a screen.
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He was originally supposed to be green.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Bill at first seems to be affable and polite, albeit obnoxious, but this easily changes within minutes of his debut, especially when he gets angry, turning into a murderous and evil psychopath. As is revealed patially in his first major appearance when he pulls the teeth out of a Deer, he is highly sadistic, stating that "Pain is hilarious!" when he tortures Dippers body while possessed, and has no problem killing or hurting children like Dipper and Mabel. An expert manipulator and master liar, he is clearly capable of fooling others into trusting him long enough for him to betray them in a heartbeat, and is falsely affable enough to influence others into playing pawns or making deals with him (which he will almost always double cross to his advantage). However, while an easily angered madman he is also highly intelligent and decisive, knowing when to pull out of a fight. As of ''The Last Mabelcorn'' Bill is shown to be far more than simply a sadistic psychopath; he is calculating, malevolent, and diabolical, easily becoming one of the most fearsome and powerful Disney villains thus far.
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[[File:S2e15 - blue flame rift.png|thumb|right|250px|Bill Cipher tells about his true plans.]]
   
==Biography==
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{{Quote|To Bill, it's just a game, but to us, it would mean the end of our world.|Ford describing Bill's view on destroying the World.}}
   
Before his debut in the episode ''Dreamscaperers'', Bill Cipher cameoed in the background of numerous episodes as drawings on the walls, card backings, and even in a single frame of the opening sequence, and being alluded to by series creator Alex Hirsch for the length of the season, before finally debuting in the penultimate episode.
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At first, Bill seems to be a charming and charismatic figure, willing to help people with their problems while making deals with them, but this easily changes within minutes of his debut, especially when he reveals his true nature: that of a highly intelligent and manipulative psychopath, who only wants to benefit himself. Because of his harmless appearance and charismatic nature, he often enjoys playing games with people, either to make himself more trustworthy or because he likes manipulating people, regarding how easily they fall into his traps. It also gives whoever doesn't know his true nature the false impression that he isn't evil, though Bill is actually a heartless monster.
   
In that episode, the season's main antagonist [[Li'l Gideon]] summoned him using a ritual found in Journal #2 to have him steal the combination to his safe via invading his mind. Bill made a deal with Gideon, saying that if he found the memory containing the combination Gideon would help him with his plans, probably by Bill possessing his body. Later on, after the protagonists found their own way into Stan’s mind with Journal #3, they met Bill where he warned them to keep out of it, and showed his strength by blasting a hole in Dipper’s chest, sending Mabel a few seconds into the future, and blinking two character’s she was thinking about into existence before flying into the shack in Stan’s mind. The trio followed him to try and find the memory before he could, and when they did Soos offered to destroy it with his strength, but revealed he was actually Bill in disguise, who took the memory to read it to Gideon.
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He usually speaks with a high-pitched voice with a synthesized effect, but when furious or expressive, it becomes deep and inarticulate similar to traditional demon depictions. However, his voice gets deeper when he is angry. When he gets mad, Bill becomes full of rage, attacking without mercy and at for the most part, stops fooling around.
   
However, Mabel and Soos caught up with him while Dipper looked for a personal memory, being able to knock the memory into the Bottomless Pit from the episode of the same name through one of Stan’s other memories. Seeing this, Gideon called off the deal and switched to “Plan B”, which enraged Bill to the point of growing into his ‘angry form’ and surrounding the room in flames, cornering the protagonists atop a giant stone Stan, where he tortured them by making them experience their worst nightmares. After killing Mabel’s two dream characters and threatening to do the same to Mabel and Soos, Dipper arrived just in time, having been taught by Stan in the personal memory that they can do whatever they can think in the Mindscape, and used this to fight and overpower Bill.
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Bill seems to display symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. Symptoms include lying, feeling no remorse, and showing hostility and sadism. A bit of a running gag is whenever somebody calls him insane, Bill will proudly agree with them.
   
Before they could defeat him though, Bill teleported them all to a blank white space yelling “Enough!”, proving he was still far more powerful. But instead of killing them he stated he was impressed by them, letting them live since they might be useful later, but gave them a warning that a darkness was approaching and that everything they cared about would change. He promptly teleported away, saying he’d be watching them until then.
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He is also very masochistic, as he enjoys hurting himself, as he tortures Dipper's body while possessing it, and has no problem killing or hurting children like Dipper and Mabel. An expert manipulator and a masterful liar, he is clearly capable of fooling others into trusting him long enough for him to betray them in a heartbeat and is falsely affable enough to influence others into playing pawns or making deals with him (which he will almost always double-cross to his advantage).
   
Bill later returned in the Season 2 episode ''Sock Opera'', where he offered to help Dipper find the password to The Author’s laptop, in return for a ‘favor’. Dipper denied his offer and Bill disappeared, telling him he’d be back when he was ready to change his mind. He later reappeared when Dipper failed too many times to guess the password, forcing the computer to erase all its data after a countdown. During the countdown, Bill reappeared, stating Dipper looked desperate and reprised his offer, taking advantage of Dipper’s desperation, telling him he only wanted a puppet. Dipper tried to resist, saying the puppets were for Mabel’s sock puppet play, but Bill was able to convince him by asking him what she had done for him lately, reminding Dipper of how much he’s sacrificed for her without her doing anything in return.
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However, while an easily angered madman, he is also highly authoritative, perspicacious, influential, and decisive, knowing when to pull out of a fight. As of "The Last Mabelcorn", Bill is shown to be far more than simply a sadistic psychopath; he is an extremely calculating and diabolical mastermind. Sometimes, even those who are aware of how depraved he is falling for his charm.
   
Dipper finally agreed to the deal, only for Bill to remove his soul from his body and possess it, making Dipper the ‘puppet’. He then smashed the laptop and proceeded to express his joy and ‘test’ his new body by slapping it in the face. Upon being asked why he had broken his word, Bill revealed that Dipper was getting too close to major secrets and that he didn’t need the boy getting in his way, and left to destroy Journal #3 to stop him for good. After Mabel unknowingly told ‘Bipper’ she was using the journal as a prop in her play, he convinced her to let him play a part in it in order to get closer to the book. Dipper followed him there though and was able to tell Mabel what happened, and she went to get the book.
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Bill is also known for his complete disregard of rules and morals, as he considers laws and physics to be quite senseless and he doesn't even care about the consequences of his actions that can endanger the fabric of existence, as he considers the idea of destroying the Earth as a mere game to him. He dedicated his own existence of spreading complete chaos and his selfish philosophy of doing whatever he wants without care for consequences. This makes him more of a psychopathic child despite his age.
   
However she was confronted by Bipper, who threatened to drop Mabel from the catwalk and ruin her play if she didn’t hand over the journal. Mabel almost gives him the journal and he asks her who sacrifice everything they’ve worked towards for their sibling. Mabel responded by telling him Dipper sacrificed for her, and returns it by throwing the play. On the stage Mable and Bipper fight, with Bipper easily overpowering her, however she exploits Dippers body’s weaknesses, such as the fact that he hadn’t slept in more than 50 or so hours and is able to defeat him. With the body exhausted to the point of unconsciousness, Bill is thrown out and Dipper takes his body back. The twins share a moment, but Bill possesses one of the sock puppets though, telling them they can’t stop him, and Mabel sets off the fireworks used in her play, destroying the puppet and forcing him once more into retreat.
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However, in his final moments, Bill is shown to be absolutely terrified of dying as seen when being exploited by his own weakness. He may have some guilt about destroying his homeworld and killing his owns parents, as seen in Axolotl: "I wish to go home but can't return". He seemingly hates perverts, shown when a fan asked him if his triangular sides were equilateral or not, Bill replied: "THAT'S A SICK QUESTION YOU PERVERT." His madness might stem from the restrictions of his own homeworld, as shown when he talks with Stanford. However, this does not serve as an excuse for his crimes, because it only shows how heinous he really is, and highlights his desire for utter madness with no restrictions.
   
Bill appeared a third time for a short cameo at the end of ''Northwest Mansion Mystery''. After [[Old Man McGucket]] had fixed the laptop and warned Dipper that the end of the world was coming and that they had to stop it, panning off to a tapestry with a black and red Bill on it gazing over a burning landscape, alluding that Bill was what was to cause the apocalypse.
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==Powers and Abilities==
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[[File:Bill-cipher-gravity-falls-4.71.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Bill Cipher bringing Weirdmaggedon, becoming more powerful than ever before.]] {{Quote|You're making a mistake!! I'll give you anything: money, fame, riches, infinite power, your own galaxy, PLEASE! |Bill Cipher describing his abilities while pleading for mercy to Stan.}}
   
While not specifically present, Bill was clearly referenced numerous times in the episode
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While Bill is vastly powerful and competent, he cannot normally interact with the physical world while trapped inside the Nightmare Realm. He is able to observe the world, but not influence it, as he can only appear to people in dreams, being virtually omnipotent within the dreamscape. Bill can also act by making a pact with a willing vessel, but in doing this he is subject to all the constraints of the vessel body and cannot use his own power to reshape the world at will. He also has a great vast of knowledge available, claiming he knows "lots of things". However, he doesn't know everything in the universe.
''A Tale of Two Stans'', first when a younger McGucket spoke the ominous phrase "When gravity falls and earth becomes sky, beware the beast with just one eye", and again when Ford, Stan's brother, inspected his shape out of suspicion of him being possessed by Bill, notably by checking the give away eye shape with a flashlight.
 
   
He then made another direct, though off-screen appearance at the end of the episode ''The Stanchurian Candidate'', when Gideon attempted re-summoning him from his prison cell to strike another deal, possibly to destroy the pines family in exchange for a host to possess in Gideon.
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When Bill Cipher escapes the Nightmare Realm, he becomes able to use his full power within the real world, and his power seems to be almost limitless, possibly next to godlike. He is able to reshape reality and everything in it to his will and can even defeat similarly powerful entities such as [[Time Baby]].
   
Bill finally made his third appearance in the episode ''The Last Mabelcorn'', where he came to Ford in a dream, establishing their past relationship and warning Stanford that he was coming. In response, Stanford had Mabel retrieve Unicorn Hair in order to cast a spell that would protect the Mystery Shack from Bill Cipher. In the mean time, Stanford showed Dipper a machine that would scan their thoughts and shield their minds from the demon as a last resort in case Mabel failed. Curious of Ford's thoughts and his history with Bill, Dipper attatched the machine to Ford in his sleep and saw that he was dreaming of Bill and Ford making a deal. In his horror Dipper also knocked over the curtains on the walls, revealing the room to have once been a shrine to Bill as many paintings oh him hang from the walls and statues of him stand in the corners. Because of this Dipper believes Ford to be possessed by Bill, or worse, in league with him, to the point of almost using the Memory Eraser on him. Ford proves he's still on their side though, and reveals his history with Bill. Apparently, Stanford hit a roadblock in his research of Gravity Falls, but found writing in a cave depicting a being of knowledge that could help him, and summoned him. Bill first appeared to Stanford in a dream, where he seemed to be Affable and Friendly, offering a game of chess and Dream Tea. Bill lied to Ford, telling him he was a Muse that chose a brilliant mind to inspire every century. In his flattery Ford made a deal with Bill, that in exchange for total access to Ford's mind Bill would help Ford by telling him to build the portal. But when McGucket was sucked into the portal, Bill's true plans were revealed and the triangle exposed as a malevolent, psychotic monster. It is learned he was going to use the portal to open a gateway between the Nightmare Realm he exists in and the physical world, allowing him to achieve physical form and unleash his fellow demons, in his own words "teach this dimension how to party". It is also revealed that Bill is older than "anything in our universe", and that Bill had been manipulating history by making deals with people throughout time, apparently for the sole purpose of one day creating the portal. Ford tells Dipper this is why they must protect the Dimensional Rift, and that if they worked together they could be the last people to be tricked by Bill. After the spell is successful, Ford tells Dipper that anyone inside the bubble surrounding the shack would be safe from Bill's influence. However, Bill is watching them from his dimension, and decides that if he can't effect anyone in the Mystery Shack, he would have to look for his next pawn on the outside as a series of images of the rest of the cast flash over his eye.
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[[File:S1e19 Hotshot Bill.png|thumb|right|250px|Bill with a cane.]]
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On the brink of defeat, he offered Stanley Pines "his own galaxy", implying that his power could potentially be on a cosmic scale. However, he has some weaknesses. Namely, he cannot escape the weirdness-attracting bubble around Gravity Falls on his own and lack the knowledge of how to undo the bubble, and he is unable to use his powers directly on objects that are protected by a barrier of unicorn hair.
   
Bill next appeared in ''Dipper and Mabel VS The Future'', where he possessed Blendin Blandin in order to have a vessel to destroy the rift. Using Blendin, he convinced Mabel to steal the rift for him by promising her that he can extend summer for her with it for as long as she wanted. As it turns out, the rift is in Dipper's backpack (which Mabel took by accident). Upon receiving the rift from Mabel, Bill promptly smashes it on the ground, opening the gateway to the nightmare realm. Leaving Blendin's body, the episode ends with Bill laughing triumphently at Ford and Dipper as he makes his entrance into the world and ignites "Weirdmaggedon".
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Also, he cannot possess someone as long as the host refuses to shake his hand. In the mindscape, Bill is nothing less a thought which means if Bill was in someone's mind that is about to be erased, he will be erased along with it, presumably this will annihilate him from existence but there is evidence that he may survive even this, though greatly weakened and possibly unable to return to the physical world.
   
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==Quotes==
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{{Scroll box|{{Quote|Oh, oh, Gravity Falls, it is good to be back! Name's Bill Cipher, and I take it you're some kind of living ventriloquist dummy? [laughs] Just kidding, I know who you are, Gideon! (Gideon: W-what are you? H-how do you know my name?) Oh, I know lots of things! (*voice changes*) '''Lots of things...'''|Bill Cipher after he is summoned.}}
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{{Quote|Ah, Stan's family, we meet at last. Question Mark, Shooting Star, Pine Tree, I had a hunch I might bump into you!|Bill Cipher meets Dipper, Mabel and Soos.}}
   
==Bill Cipher Wheel==
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{{Quote|You're out of your league, kids. Turn around now before you see something you might regret.|Bill Cipher.}}
   
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{{Quote|It’s funny how dumb you are!|Bill Cipher.}}
   
==Trivia==
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{{Quote|Boy, you kids sure are gullible! I knew you'd lead me straight to the code! It's funny how dumb you are!|Bill Cipher.}}
* His name could be a reference to the Beale ciphers, encrypted manuscripts which are said to lead to a great, hidden treasure and which only one of three have been decoded.
 
** This is entirely possible as codes and ciphers are hidden all throughout the series.
 
* Bill can be summoned if one were to recite an incantation found in Journal 2.
 
* He may have been possibly based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence The Eye of Providence].
 
* Bill is voiced by series creator Alex Hirsch, who also voiced Grunkle Stan, Old Man McGucket, and many others.
 
* Bill is considered to be among the most evil Disney villains, comparing to the likes of even [[Scar]] and [[Judge Claude Frollo]]. He has no problem killing children, is extremely sadistic to the point of torturing Dipper's possessed body, and considers the destruction of our universe a mere game.
 
* Bill Cipher has a strong resemblance with [[Dimentio]] from ''Super Paper Mario'' as:
 
**Both have the main goal to destroy the worlds or destroy the life, though Dimentio actually wanted to destroy all the worlds to create "perfect" new ones for him to rule while Bill just wants to bring "the end times" to everything with reasons still unknown.
 
**Both are always floating the most time when they appear.
 
**Both appear to have an unlimited power, being considered as the most powerful villains in their respectives franchises.
 
**Both made a deal with the protagonists to presumably give "help" to them when they most needed it and ended betraying them (Bill taking control over Dipper's body and Dimentio brainwashing Mario and Luigi to help him on his plans).
 
**Both have humor qualities, though being very ruthless on their goals and even when they are committing misdeeds.
 
**Both help the main antagonists at first, but are later revealed to be the true main villains.
 
* Various things were discovered about Bill Cipher during a Reddit AMA, including the possibility of him once having a family, having something to do with [http://gravityfalls.wikia.com/wiki/Gompers Gompers] in the past, and his favorite music being [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzIiF7LpPU 10 hours of Rising Shepard Tone].
 
* It is never made clear what Bill truly is. While he is called a 'Demon' by the characters, creator Alex Hirsch has confirmed that this is just a name for lack of better description. Ford even states that no one knows really what he is. Because of his reality manipulating abilities and strange nature, it is highly possible that he is based on the Eldritch Abominations and [[Great Old Ones]] of Lovecraftian Lore.
 
   
==Gallery==
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{{Quote|YOU! You can't even imagine what you just cost me! Do you have any idea what I'm like (voices changes to a low, demonic tone) '''when I'm MAD???!!!'''|Bill Cipher's villainous breakdown.}}
===Photos===
 
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{{Quote|'''EAT NIGHTMARES!!!'''|Bill Cipher before attacking Mabel, Soos, Xyler and Craz.}}
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Bipper.jpg|Bill's [[Evil Grin]]
 
S2e10_bill_banner.png|Bill in "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
 
Gideonagreement.png|Bill and Gideon strike a deal.
 
Lotsofthings.png|Bill reveals the extent of his knowledge to Gideon.
 
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Billreturns.png|Bill returns to "help" Dipper.
 
billtrust.jpg|Bill earning Dipper's trust......
 
BillDipper.PNG|Only to back stab him and take his body.
 
Bill_Cipher20.jpg|The cryptic Bill Cipher Wheel.
 
YOU!.png|Bill's [[Evil Stare]]
 
File:Gravity-Falls-Season-2-Episode-15-1024x539.jpg|A glimpse of the Nightmare Realm
 
File:Tumblr_inline_nudi972aRc1rdkoxa_500.png|More menacing than he looks
 
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===Videos===
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{{Quote|I've been impressed with you guys. You're more clever than you look. Especially the fat one. (Soos: (to Mabel) He's talking about you.) So I'm gonna let you kids off the hook. You might come in handy later. (in his low voice): '''BUT KNOW THIS''': (changes back to normal voice): a darkness approaches. A day will come in the future where everything you care about will change...until then I'll be watching you! '''I'll be watching you...'''|Bill Cipher foreshadowing the Weirdmageddon event.}}
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Gravity Falls - Xpcveaoqfoxso - Broken Barriers
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{{Quote|I think I know a guy!|Bill when he appears in front of Dipper.}}
Gravity Falls└◬┘Dipper and Mabel vs the Future - Ending *SPOILER ALERT*
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{{Quote|Well well well! You're awfully persistent, Pine Tree! Hats off to you!|Bill Cipher to Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|Did you miss me? Admit it, you missed me!|Bill Cipher.}}
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{{Quote|It was just a job, kid! No hard feelings! I've been keeping an (becomes bigger and voice becomes lower): '''''EYE ON YOU''''' (normal size and voice): since then, and I must say I'm impressed!|Bill, feigning admiration for Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|You deserve a prize! Here, have a head that's always screaming!|Bill, giving Dipper a screaming head.}}
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{{Quote|Hahaha... The point is, I like you. How's about you let me give you a hint, huh? I only ask for a small - FAVOR - in return.|Bill, offering Dipper a hint to the laptop's password in exchange for a favor.}}
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{{Quote|Right, you "defeated me". Well if you ever change your mind I'll be here for you, ready to make a deal. Hey, wanna hear my impression of you in about three seconds? AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!|Bill, before leaving Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|Well, well, well. Someone's looking desperate.|Bill, after Dipper exceeds the password attempts on the laptop.}}
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{{Quote|I can help you, kid. You just need to hear out my demands.|Bill, offering his help to Dipper once again.}}
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{{Quote|(Dipper: Uh, what crazy thing do you want anyway? To eat my soul? To rip out my teeth? Are you gonna replace my eyes with baby heads or something?) Yeesh, kid, relax. All I want is a puppet! (Dipper: A puppet? What are you playing at?) Everyone loves puppets. And it looks to me that you've got a surplus.|Bill, telling Dipper all he wants is a puppet.}}
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{{Quote|Seems to me one little puppet is a small price to pay to learn all the secrets of the universe. Besides, what's your sister done for you, lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor? Tick tock, kid.|Bill, manipulating Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|(Dipper: So which puppet are you going to pick?) Hmm, let's see... eenie... meanie.. miney... '''YOU!'''|Bill Cipher takes Dipper's body.}}
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{{Quote|Sorry, kid but you're MY puppet, now! AAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!|Bill, after taking over Dipper's body.}}
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{{Quote|Man, it has been so long since I've inhabited a body. (slaps himself in the face) Woo! (slaps the other cheek) Woo! Haha! Pain is hilarious!! And two eyes? This thing's deluxe!|Bill, harming Dipper's body.}}
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{{Quote|Look kid, you've been getting way too close to figuring out some major answers. I've got big plans comin' and I don't need you getting in my way. Destroying that laptop was a cinch. Now I just need to destroy your journal. Race ya to the bottom of the stairs!|Bill telling Dipper he plans to destroy his journal to keep him from messing with his plans.}}
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{{Quote|Heh! welcome to the mindscape, kid! Without a vessel to possess, you're basically a ghost!|Bill Cipher telling Dipper that he is now basically a ghost right now.}}
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{{Quote|(Dipper: I'm gonna stop you!) But how can you stop me... if you don't exist? '''AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!'''|Bill Cipher to Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|Aw, nothing like the theater, huh toots? Hey Soos, wanna hear the exact time and date of your death?|Bill (in Dipper's body) to Wendy and Soos.}}
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{{Quote|Shh! You wouldn't want to ruin the show... Whoops! It's slipping! How's about you hand that book over? (Mabel: No way! This is Dipper's! I'd never give it away!) Hmm, you didn't seem to have a problem taking it for your own play, ditching him when he needed you. So come to your senses. Give me the book or your play is ruined. (Mabel sighs and begins to hand over the journal.) There it is. I mean, who would sacrifice everything they've worked for just for their dumb sibling? (Mabel: Dipper would.) Huh?|Bill, trying to get Mabel to hand over Dipper journal and almost succeeds, until Mabel remembers everything Dipper has done for her.}}
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{{Quote|You can't stop me! I'm a being of pure energy with no weakness!|Bill to Mabel.}}
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{{Quote|Ah! What is this feeling? (Wheezing) My body is burning! I can't move these stupid noodle legs! Curse you, useless flesh sticks! Body...shutting down... must...scratch... mosquito bites... Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa whoa.. hey!|Bill, getting tried out due to Dipper's body suffering from fatigue, and then gets flung out of his body altogether.}}
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{{Quote|This isn't the last you'll hear of me! Big things are coming! You can't stop me!|Bill's last lines in "Sock Opera".}}
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{{Quote|Well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well! Aren't you a sight for sore eye! Stanford Filbrick Pines, my old pal!|Bill to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|Oh, quit playing dumb, IQ! You knew I'd be back! You think shutting down that portal could stop what I have planned? I've been making deals, chatting with old friends, preparing for the big day! You can't keep that rift safe forever. You'll slip up, and when you do...! |Bill telling Ford he will get his hands on the rift.}}
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{{Quote|(Ford: Get out of here! You have no dominion in our world!) Maybe not right now, but things change, Stanford Pines! Things... change.|Bill to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|Hiya, smart guy! Woah, don't have a heart attack, you're not 92 yet.|Bill's first words to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|Name's Bill! And your name's Stanford Pines, the man who changed the world, but I'm getting ahead of ourselves; let's relax! Care for a game of interdimensional chess? Have a cup of tea.|Bill, pretending to be friendly to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|(Ford: Bill! You lied to me! Where does that portal really lead?) Ho ho-looks like Mr. Brainiac finally got smart! Let's just say that when that portal finishes charging up, your dimension is gonna learn how to PARTY! Right, guys?!|Bill revealing his true colors to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|A deal's a deal, Sixer! You can't stop a bridge between our worlds from coming, but it would be fun to watch you try! Cute even!|Bill to Ford.}}
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{{Quote|I guess I can't possess anyone inside the shack, so I'll just have to find my next pawn on the (Voice gets lower:) OUTSIDE.|Bill, deciding to possess someone outside the shack.}}
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{{Quote|At last! At long, long last! The gate between worlds has opened! The event 1 billion years prophesied has come to pass! The day has come! THE WORLD IS FINALLY MINE!|Bill Cipher.}}
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{{Quote|Oh, it's happening. It's finally happening! Physical form? Don't mind if I DO!|Bill, upon gaining physical form.}}
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{{Quote|Alright, listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets! For 1 trillion years I've been trapped in my own decaying dimension, waiting for a new universe to call my own. Name's Bill! But you can call me your new lord and master for all of eternity!|Bill Cipher to Gravity Falls as Weirdmageddon begins.}}
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{{Quote|Now meet the gang of interdimensional criminals and nightmares I call my friends. 8 Ball! Kryptos! The being whose name must never be said! Haha, what the heck. It's Zanthar. Then of course there's also Teeth, Keyhole, Hectorgon, Amorphous Shape, Pyronica, Paci-Fire, and these guys. This is our town now, boys!|Bill, introducing his minions.}}
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{{Quote|Well, well, well, and here I thought today couldn't get any BETTER.|Bill, upon noticing Ford.}}
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{{Quote|Good old six-fingers. I've been waiting an (Deep voice:) ETERNITY (Normal voice:) to have a chat face to face.|Bill to Ford upon capturing him.}}
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{{Quote|Everyone, this Armageddon wouldn't be possible without help from our friend here. Give him a six-fingered hand!|Bill telling him minions Ford is to thank for Weirdmageddon.}}
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{{Quote|This brainiac is the one who built the portal in the first place! Now don't look so sour, Fordsy. It's not too late to join me. With that extra finger, you'd fit right in with my freaks.|Bill mocking Ford and offering him a place among his minions.}}
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{{Quote|Now isn't. This. (With a deep voice along with his normal voice:) INTERESTING? (Normal voice:) My old puppet is back for an encore.|Bill, after Dipper stands up to him.}}
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{{Quote|You think you can stop me? Go ahead, Pine Tree, show me what you've got. (Dipper: I...uh... I... uh...) I UM I. Do it, kid. Do some brilliant thing that takes me down right now. Whaddya got, Pine Tree, everyone's waiting. DO IT. (Dipper: Augh, BILL! (His fist hits a force field in front of Bill's eye and he is thrown backward into a tree; he rubs his head) Ugh...) That's right. Don't be a hero, kid. (Waves Ford) This is what happens to heroes in my world. (Burns the Journals) (Dipper: '''NO!! THE JOURNALS!!''') Not much of a threat now, are you?|Bill, goading Dipper into attacking him, then burning then journals after Dipper's attack fails.}}
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{{Quote|Now can anyone remind me why we came here? (8 Ball: To get WEIRD!) THAT'S RIGHT! VIP party at the Fearamid. Oh, and 8 Ball, Teeth, you've earned a treat, have the kid for a snack.|Bill telling his minions they are going to party at the Fearamid, and telling 8 Ball and Teeth to eat Dipper.}}
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{{Quote|Hahahaha! Go nuts, guys! When we're done partying, I unveil Phase 2.|Bill, during his VIP party.}}
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{{Quote|(Lolph: Open up! This is the police. Time Police.) Just play it cool, ditch the time-punch. Let me do the talking.|Bill upon hearing the time police at the door.}}
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{{Quote|(Time Baby: Hear this, Cipher!) Ugh, Time Baby. (Time Baby: If your rip in this dimension continues, it could destroy the very fabric of existence! Surrender now, or face my tantrum!) Oh, no, a tantrum! Whatever will a do about that HOW 'BOUT THIS?? BOOM. |Bill, killing Time Baby.}}
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{{Quote|Ladies, gentlemen, that creature with like 87 different faces. (Creature with 88 different faces: 88 different faces!) Whoa-ho, sorry - touchy subject. Anyways, it's been fun turning Gravity Falls inside out, rounding up all its terrified citizens and then stacking them into this massive throne of frozen human agony. Don't worry, they're not conscious anymore. Probably. (Lazy Susan: Uh, my omelettes. They-they have friendly faces.) Whoops. Hehe, back, back you go there. But Gravity Falls is just the beginning. It's time to take our chaos worldwide! Alright boys, to the corners of the Earth. Set the world aflame with your weirdness. This dimension is ours! Ah, global domination. I could get used to - (the demons hit an invisible shield and fall down) ... '''WHAT??!!!''' (pokes invisible shield) Hmm, this might be more complicated than I thought. (Paci-Fire: I think I broke something.) Walk it off!|Bill, ordering his minions to spreed their weirdness worldwide, only to discover there is a barrier keeping all of them, including himself inside Gravity Falls.}}
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{{Quote|Alright, can anyone explain to me why, even with our newfound INFINITE POWER, none of us can escape the borders of this STUPID HICK TOWN!!!! There's some kind of force field keeping us in, but who would know how to fix it? Hmm. Maybe someone needs to come out of retirement.|Bill angry at not being able to leave Gravity Fall, but after composing himself he realizes that Ford might know how to disable the barrier.}}
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{{Quote|(Keyhole: Bill! Uh, sorry, Boss, but Gideon let the Pines family escape! They're inside Mabel's bubble as we speak!) Buddy, Mabel's bubble is the most diabolical trap I've ever created. It would take a will of titanium not to give into its temptation. Fetch me Gideon and take the rest of the day off. Things just got a little more interesting.|Keyhole informs Bill the Dipper and his friends are inside Mabel bubble, but Bill says he is not worried due to how powerful a trap the bubble is.}}
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{{Quote|🎵We'll meet again. Don't know where. Don't know when. Oh, I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.🎵|Bill Cipher singing.}}
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{{Quote|Ah, sharp as ever, Fordsy. As you may have noticed...I've recently had a (Voice echoing:) multi-dimensional makeover. I control space, matter, and now that that dumb baby's out of the way, time itself! But I wasn't always this way. You think those chains are tight? Imagine living in the second dimension, flat minds in a flat world with flat dreams. I liberated my dimension, Stanford, and I'm here to liberate yours. There's just one hitch. As it turns out, my weirdness can't escape the magical confines of this town. There's something keeping me in.|Bill Cipher, revealing where he came from to Ford while telling for some reason he is stuck in Gravity Falls.}}
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{{Quote|Listen, Ford, if you just tell me that equation, finally your dimension will be free. Anything will be possible. I'll remake a fun world-- a better world! A party that never ends with a host that never dies! No more restrictions! No more laws! You'd be one of us. All-powerful. Greater than anything you've imagined! And all I need is your help.|Bill offering Ford Godhood in exchange for the equation to escape Gravity Falls.}}
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{{Quote|You're making this so much harder than it needs to be. Everyone has a weakness, tough guy! I'll make you talk! It's only a matter of time.|Bill, telling Ford he will torture him for the equation.}}
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{{Quote|So the mortals are trying to fight back, huh. Adorable! Henchmaniacs, you know what to do! Take them out!|Bill Cipher.}}
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{{Quote|Guys, seriously? You had, like, one job to do here.|Bill, after his Henchmaniacs are defeated.}}
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{{Quote|(Ford: Bravo, Dipper and Mabel!) Well, would you look at that. Those kids really care about you, and you care about them...(*Voice turns deep*) DON'T YOU?! (Ford: What are you.... Oh. Oh no.) Perhaps torturing those kids will make you TALK!!|Bill planning to torture both Dipper and Mabel to coerce Ford into helping him.}}
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{{Quote|Aah! My eye! Do you have any idea how long it takes to regenerate that?!?|Bill, after his eye is torn out by the Shacktron.}}
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{{Quote|What the... Hey, Achilles! Nice work with the HEEL! FORE!|Bill, ripping off the Shacktron's leg then hitting it with it.}}
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{{Quote|Oh no, it's Bill! Right? Isn't that what you're all thinking? Hey, Gideon, why aren't you dancing? Chop chop, huh?|Bill, discovering the heroes in his castle.}}
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{{Quote|Ha ha ha ho! This is just too perfect! Didn't you brainiacs know the zodiac doesn't work if you don't all hold hands? And what's better, you've brought every threat to my power together in one easy-to-destroy CIRCLE!|Bill, destroying the Zodiac Circle.}}
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{{Quote|You guys wanna see what happens to your friends when you can't get along?|Bill to Stan and Ford.}}
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{{Quote|Not so fast. You two wait here! (Turns red and grows six arms) I've got some children I need to make into corpses. (Deep voice:) Seeya real soon. |Bill, trapping Stan and Ford before transforming into his most powerful form and chasing Dipper and Mabel.}}
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{{Quote|When I get my hands on you kids, I'm gonna DISASSEMBLE YOUR MOLECULES! You've tricked me for the last time!|Bill, while chasing Dipper and Mabel.}}
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{{Quote|All right, Ford, time's up! I've got the kids. I think I'm gonna kill one of them now just for the HECK of it!! EENIE... MEENIE... MINEEE... '''''YOU!!!!'''''|Bill about to kill Dipper and Mabel with a snap of his fingers.}}
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{{Quote|HAHAHAHA! Oh, even when you're about to die, you Pines twins can't get along.|Bill mocking Ford and Stan.}}
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{{Quote|Oh, I'm here. I'm finally here! Look at this place: a perfect, calm, orderly void. Gotta hand it to ya, Ford. You really know how to clear your m-- WHAT?!|Bill, after seemingly entering Ford's mind, only to discover he actually entered Stan's instead.}}
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{{Quote|WHAT?! The deal's off!! What the...No, no, no, no!|Bill, trying to call off the deal, only to be trapped in Stan's mind.}}
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{{Quote|Y-you idiot! Don't you realize you're destroying your own mind, too?!|Bill, pointing out to Stan the memory gun will erase his mind too.}}
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{{Quote|Let me outta here! '''LET ME OUT!''' Why isn't this working?!|Bill, trying to escape Stan's crumbling mind.}}
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{{Quote|(Stan: Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise-guy, but you made one fatal mistake: you messed with my family!) You're making a mistake!! I'll give you anything: money, fame, riches, infinite power, your own galaxy, PLEASE! (starts to glitch) NO!! What's HAPPENING TO ME?!!! NRUTER YAM I TAHT REWOP TNIECNA EHT EKOVNI I, NRUB OT EMOC SAH EMIT YM, L.T.O.L.O.X.A!!!! '''SSSTTTAAAANNNNNNNNNNNLLLLEEYYY---AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!'''|Bill's last words right before being destroyed by Stanley. Notice that when putting the message backwards, Bill's "gibberish" changes to "A.X.O.L.O.T.L., MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN, I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!".}}
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{{Quote|Note to self: Possessing people is hilarious! To think of all the sensations I've been missing out on- burning, stabbing, drowning. It's like a buffet tray of fun! Once I destroy that journal, I'll enjoy giving this body its grand finale- by throwing it off the water tower! Best of all, people will just think Pine Tree lost his mind, and his mental form will wander in the mindscape forever. Want to join him, Shooting Star?|Note left by "Bipper" and discovered by Mabel after the events of "Sock Opera", revealing that Bill planned to kill Dipper if his plan succeeded and make it look like a suicide; as seen in the book ''Gravity Falls: Journal 3''.}}}}
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*Contrary to popular belief, Bill Cipher cannot be identified as [[:Category:Male|male]] or [[:Category:Female|female]], as he is a being above the concept of gender or race. He also claims his home dimension has 14 billion different gender identities and there is paperwork involved in determining the sexual orientation and he's not exactly been keeping track of his. That said, he does sound like a male which combined with his name, are the reasons people assume he is one.
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*Bill Cipher's line, "A.X.O.L.O.T.L., MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN, I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!", is reversed. He may have said it that way because he does not want Stanley (or anyone, for that matter) to be aware that he could come back.
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**The AXOLOTL itself appears in a “hidden page” from the book ''Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates' Treasure!: Select Your Own Choose-Venture'', which can be viewed by decoding a cipher that shows a link to Disney XD’s website, (the link being: www.disneyxd.com/awrongturn) the page is about Dipper and Mabel meeting the Axolotl.
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*His full name is likely a reference to the Beale ciphers; encrypted manuscripts which are said to lead to a great, hidden treasure and which only one of three have been decoded.
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**This is entirely possible as codes and ciphers are hidden all throughout the series.
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*Bill can be summoned if one were to recite an incantation found in Journal 2.
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*He is based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence The Eye of Providence], a common symbol allegedly used by the Illuminati (which is theorized to follow the [[w:c:evil:New World Order|New World Order]] concept), as creator Alex Hirsch confirmed in the Special "Behind the Pines" stating: "What if I took the triangle off the back of the dollar bill, dress him up in a top hat, and stupid little arms and legs, and named him Bill after the dollar?".
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**However, it is currently unknown why he was based on the Eye of Providence, although it is likely because the Eye is meant to be representative of God watching over everyone, lending over to Bill being nigh omniscient and watching the series' events unfold. 
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**This is also mentioned in one of the Journals, where someone (presumably Ford) has scribbled a note, saying, "He's in my wallet!", and sketched the seal from a dollar bill.
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*Various things were discovered about Bill Cipher during a Reddit AMA, including the fact of him once having a family, having something to do with Gompers in the past, and his favorite music being [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzIiF7LpPU 10 hours of Rising Shepard Tone]. The AMA also revealed that Bill Cipher thinks in capital letters.
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*His backstory parallels ''Flatland'', a mathematical novella written by Edwin Abbott Abbott about a flat world where the shapes live, and the more sides they have, the higher the position they got in their society (thus circles are the highest, and triangles are the lowest). Bill refers to this on his AMA when saying "Edwin Abbott Abbott has a decent idea". It is implied that a similar case happened in his home dimension which would explain his thirst for power, as since he is a triangle, Bill had no power in his world. Evidence of this is when Ford visits a similar dimension called Exwhylia during his interdimensional trip when he disappeared for 30 years, which also has a similar case.
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*It was never made clear what Bill truly is. While he is called a "demon" by other characters, creator Alex Hirsch has confirmed that this is just a name for lack of better description. Ford even states that no one knows really what he is. Because of his reality-warping abilities and bizarre nature, it is likely that he is inspired by the [[Outer Gods]] of Lovecraftian lore.
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*A memorial statue of Bill can be seen at one point in the graphic novel ''Gravity Falls: Lost Legends'' with the caption "He was the WORST".
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*Bill's top hat is not an accessory or article of clothing; it is actually part of his body. This can be seen in the episode "Weirdmageddon Part 1" when Stanford shoots his quantum destabilizer gun at Bill and misses, hitting his hat and revealing flesh and bones within.
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*Bill originally had a villain song titled "[[w:c:villainsong:It's Gonna Get Weird|It's Gonna Get Weird]]", but the song was cut due to time restraints. A demo version is sung by Neil Cicierega still exists and was released on his Tumblr.
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*Given his lack of a mouth, Bill Cipher is one of the very few Disney Villains who doesn't have an [[w:c:evil:Evil Grin|Evil Grin]] of his own. However, Bill does have one while possessing Dipper (as Blipper) in "Sock Opera" and while possessing [[Blendin Blandin]] in "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future".
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*According to the author, Bill had a very bad relationship with his family, which could have contributed to his nature.
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*Bill has had several cameo appearances in Justin Roiland's hit animated series ''Rick and Morty''. In the episode "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez", he is briefly seen on a computer monitor. Bill is also seen in "The Wedding Squanchers" on a screen when [[Rick Sanchez]] is being studied by both Nuptia 4 and the Galactic Federation.
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Villain Overview
Remember: reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold, BYEEEEEEEE!!
~ Bill Cipher's most famous quote.
It's time we do a little redecorating! I could really use a castle of some kind! And how about some bubbles of pure madness? This party never stops! Time is dead and meaning has no meaning! Existence is upside down and I reign supreme! Welcome, one and all, to WEIRDMAGEDDON!
~ Bill Cipher bringing forth Weirdmageddon.
Listen Ford, if you just tell me that equation, finally your dimension will be free. Anything will be possible. I'll remake a fun world, a better world. A party that never ends with a host that never dies. No more restrictions, no more laws! You'd be one of us, all powerful, greater than anything you can ever imagine. And all I need is your help!
~ Bill trying to convince Ford to help him.

Bill Cipher is the main antagonist of the Disney XD series Gravity Falls. He is an immensely powerful dream demon from the Second Dimension who means to bring about the end of the world by opening a rift between his Nightmare Realm and the real world. He is the archenemy of Dipper and Stanford Pines.

He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon, since being summoned by Stanford over thirty years ago. Bill is also known for his mysterious demeanor, disregard for mortal life, sadistic humor, and desire for total chaos. He is also the former best friend of Stanford Pines.

He was voiced by the series' creator Alex Hirsch, who also voiced Grunkle Stan, Soos, Old Man McGucket, Jeff, and Dippy Fresh.

AppearanceEdit

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Bill is a floating yellow triangle with a single cat-like eye in the center (though sometimes near the upper corner; also known as the Eye of Providence), a black bow tie and a top hat, and thin black limbs. He is sometimes seen holding a yellow or black cane as well. Bill's body also flashes when he speaks, as he has no actual mouth.

However, when angered, his color is inverted, with his eye turning black, outline turning white and yellow turning a glowing red, although his form can change to that which is desired at will. A tapestry hanging from the wall in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" depicts him as black or ash gray instead of yellow and with red-eye. In "The Last Mabelcorn", he appears for a few moments as black with a yellow eye. As seen in the finale, he also sometimes changes colors when distressed.

In the three-part series finale "Weirdmageddon", Bill assumes multiple three-dimensional forms, including a black multi-tiered and multi-armed pyramid, a three-dimensional version of his default yellow form (including a giant version), and his most horrifying and terrible form of all, that of a colossal red multi-tiered pyramid with eight different glowing limbs resembling a spider, sharp teeth and tongues erupting from his body, and a black eye with a lizard-like yellow pupil, which he assumes during the final battle as he hunts down Dipper and Mabel Pines.

As he is being erased and speaking his hidden resurrection spell, he transforms into several different forms in an attempt to escape, including his angry red form, a stone-like form with two stone pyramids which could rotate with one eye on each side that also rotate and a stone block having his arms and bow tie, a distorted form with several green eyes and limbs, flashing between yellow, pink, blue, and orange, before finally assuming his black form with red-eye as seen on the tapestry. When Stanley punches him, he briefly flashes back to his default yellow form before being wiped out completely.

While possessing a person, that person's body will take on a pale tone to their skin, and their eyes will appear to be yellow with black slits, similar to his own.

If necessary, both Bill's yellow main portion and the eye can portray images similarly to a television screen, all of which are seemingly what he is thinking about at the time.

He was originally supposed to be green.

PersonalityEdit

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Bill Cipher tells about his true plans.

To Bill, it's just a game, but to us, it would mean the end of our world.
~ Ford describing Bill's view on destroying the World.

At first, Bill seems to be a charming and charismatic figure, willing to help people with their problems while making deals with them, but this easily changes within minutes of his debut, especially when he reveals his true nature: that of a highly intelligent and manipulative psychopath, who only wants to benefit himself. Because of his harmless appearance and charismatic nature, he often enjoys playing games with people, either to make himself more trustworthy or because he likes manipulating people, regarding how easily they fall into his traps. It also gives whoever doesn't know his true nature the false impression that he isn't evil, though Bill is actually a heartless monster.

He usually speaks with a high-pitched voice with a synthesized effect, but when furious or expressive, it becomes deep and inarticulate similar to traditional demon depictions. However, his voice gets deeper when he is angry. When he gets mad, Bill becomes full of rage, attacking without mercy and at for the most part, stops fooling around.

Bill seems to display symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. Symptoms include lying, feeling no remorse, and showing hostility and sadism. A bit of a running gag is whenever somebody calls him insane, Bill will proudly agree with them.

He is also very masochistic, as he enjoys hurting himself, as he tortures Dipper's body while possessing it, and has no problem killing or hurting children like Dipper and Mabel. An expert manipulator and a masterful liar, he is clearly capable of fooling others into trusting him long enough for him to betray them in a heartbeat and is falsely affable enough to influence others into playing pawns or making deals with him (which he will almost always double-cross to his advantage).

However, while an easily angered madman, he is also highly authoritative, perspicacious, influential, and decisive, knowing when to pull out of a fight. As of "The Last Mabelcorn", Bill is shown to be far more than simply a sadistic psychopath; he is an extremely calculating and diabolical mastermind. Sometimes, even those who are aware of how depraved he is falling for his charm.

Bill is also known for his complete disregard of rules and morals, as he considers laws and physics to be quite senseless and he doesn't even care about the consequences of his actions that can endanger the fabric of existence, as he considers the idea of destroying the Earth as a mere game to him. He dedicated his own existence of spreading complete chaos and his selfish philosophy of doing whatever he wants without care for consequences. This makes him more of a psychopathic child despite his age.

However, in his final moments, Bill is shown to be absolutely terrified of dying as seen when being exploited by his own weakness. He may have some guilt about destroying his homeworld and killing his owns parents, as seen in Axolotl: "I wish to go home but can't return". He seemingly hates perverts, shown when a fan asked him if his triangular sides were equilateral or not, Bill replied: "THAT'S A SICK QUESTION YOU PERVERT." His madness might stem from the restrictions of his own homeworld, as shown when he talks with Stanford. However, this does not serve as an excuse for his crimes, because it only shows how heinous he really is, and highlights his desire for utter madness with no restrictions.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

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Bill Cipher bringing Weirdmaggedon, becoming more powerful than ever before.

You're making a mistake!! I'll give you anything: money, fame, riches, infinite power, your own galaxy, PLEASE!
~ Bill Cipher describing his abilities while pleading for mercy to Stan.

While Bill is vastly powerful and competent, he cannot normally interact with the physical world while trapped inside the Nightmare Realm. He is able to observe the world, but not influence it, as he can only appear to people in dreams, being virtually omnipotent within the dreamscape. Bill can also act by making a pact with a willing vessel, but in doing this he is subject to all the constraints of the vessel body and cannot use his own power to reshape the world at will. He also has a great vast of knowledge available, claiming he knows "lots of things". However, he doesn't know everything in the universe.

When Bill Cipher escapes the Nightmare Realm, he becomes able to use his full power within the real world, and his power seems to be almost limitless, possibly next to godlike. He is able to reshape reality and everything in it to his will and can even defeat similarly powerful entities such as Time Baby.

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Bill with a cane.

On the brink of defeat, he offered Stanley Pines "his own galaxy", implying that his power could potentially be on a cosmic scale. However, he has some weaknesses. Namely, he cannot escape the weirdness-attracting bubble around Gravity Falls on his own and lack the knowledge of how to undo the bubble, and he is unable to use his powers directly on objects that are protected by a barrier of unicorn hair.

Also, he cannot possess someone as long as the host refuses to shake his hand. In the mindscape, Bill is nothing less a thought which means if Bill was in someone's mind that is about to be erased, he will be erased along with it, presumably this will annihilate him from existence but there is evidence that he may survive even this, though greatly weakened and possibly unable to return to the physical world.

QuotesEdit

Oh, oh, Gravity Falls, it is good to be back! Name's Bill Cipher, and I take it you're some kind of living ventriloquist dummy? [laughs] Just kidding, I know who you are, Gideon! (Gideon: W-what are you? H-how do you know my name?) Oh, I know lots of things! (*voice changes*) Lots of things...
~ Bill Cipher after he is summoned.
Ah, Stan's family, we meet at last. Question Mark, Shooting Star, Pine Tree, I had a hunch I might bump into you!
~ Bill Cipher meets Dipper, Mabel and Soos.
You're out of your league, kids. Turn around now before you see something you might regret.
~ Bill Cipher.
It’s funny how dumb you are!
~ Bill Cipher.
Boy, you kids sure are gullible! I knew you'd lead me straight to the code! It's funny how dumb you are!
~ Bill Cipher.
YOU! You can't even imagine what you just cost me! Do you have any idea what I'm like (voices changes to a low, demonic tone) when I'm MAD???!!!
~ Bill Cipher's villainous breakdown.
EAT NIGHTMARES!!!
~ Bill Cipher before attacking Mabel, Soos, Xyler and Craz.
I've been impressed with you guys. You're more clever than you look. Especially the fat one. (Soos: (to Mabel) He's talking about you.) So I'm gonna let you kids off the hook. You might come in handy later. (in his low voice): BUT KNOW THIS: (changes back to normal voice): a darkness approaches. A day will come in the future where everything you care about will change...until then I'll be watching you! I'll be watching you...
~ Bill Cipher foreshadowing the Weirdmageddon event.
I think I know a guy!
~ Bill when he appears in front of Dipper.
Well well well! You're awfully persistent, Pine Tree! Hats off to you!
~ Bill Cipher to Dipper.
Did you miss me? Admit it, you missed me!
~ Bill Cipher.
It was just a job, kid! No hard feelings! I've been keeping an (becomes bigger and voice becomes lower): EYE ON YOU (normal size and voice): since then, and I must say I'm impressed!
~ Bill, feigning admiration for Dipper.
You deserve a prize! Here, have a head that's always screaming!
~ Bill, giving Dipper a screaming head.
Hahaha... The point is, I like you. How's about you let me give you a hint, huh? I only ask for a small - FAVOR - in return.
~ Bill, offering Dipper a hint to the laptop's password in exchange for a favor.
Right, you "defeated me". Well if you ever change your mind I'll be here for you, ready to make a deal. Hey, wanna hear my impression of you in about three seconds? AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!
~ Bill, before leaving Dipper.
Well, well, well. Someone's looking desperate.
~ Bill, after Dipper exceeds the password attempts on the laptop.
I can help you, kid. You just need to hear out my demands.
~ Bill, offering his help to Dipper once again.
(Dipper: Uh, what crazy thing do you want anyway? To eat my soul? To rip out my teeth? Are you gonna replace my eyes with baby heads or something?) Yeesh, kid, relax. All I want is a puppet! (Dipper: A puppet? What are you playing at?) Everyone loves puppets. And it looks to me that you've got a surplus.
~ Bill, telling Dipper all he wants is a puppet.
Seems to me one little puppet is a small price to pay to learn all the secrets of the universe. Besides, what's your sister done for you, lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor? Tick tock, kid.
~ Bill, manipulating Dipper.
(Dipper: So which puppet are you going to pick?) Hmm, let's see... eenie... meanie.. miney... YOU!
~ Bill Cipher takes Dipper's body.
Sorry, kid but you're MY puppet, now! AAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!
~ Bill, after taking over Dipper's body.
Man, it has been so long since I've inhabited a body. (slaps himself in the face) Woo! (slaps the other cheek) Woo! Haha! Pain is hilarious!! And two eyes? This thing's deluxe!
~ Bill, harming Dipper's body.
Look kid, you've been getting way too close to figuring out some major answers. I've got big plans comin' and I don't need you getting in my way. Destroying that laptop was a cinch. Now I just need to destroy your journal. Race ya to the bottom of the stairs!
~ Bill telling Dipper he plans to destroy his journal to keep him from messing with his plans.
Heh! welcome to the mindscape, kid! Without a vessel to possess, you're basically a ghost!
~ Bill Cipher telling Dipper that he is now basically a ghost right now.
(Dipper: I'm gonna stop you!) But how can you stop me... if you don't exist? AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
~ Bill Cipher to Dipper.
Aw, nothing like the theater, huh toots? Hey Soos, wanna hear the exact time and date of your death?
~ Bill (in Dipper's body) to Wendy and Soos.
Shh! You wouldn't want to ruin the show... Whoops! It's slipping! How's about you hand that book over? (Mabel: No way! This is Dipper's! I'd never give it away!) Hmm, you didn't seem to have a problem taking it for your own play, ditching him when he needed you. So come to your senses. Give me the book or your play is ruined. (Mabel sighs and begins to hand over the journal.) There it is. I mean, who would sacrifice everything they've worked for just for their dumb sibling? (Mabel: Dipper would.) Huh?
~ Bill, trying to get Mabel to hand over Dipper journal and almost succeeds, until Mabel remembers everything Dipper has done for her.
You can't stop me! I'm a being of pure energy with no weakness!
~ Bill to Mabel.
Ah! What is this feeling? (Wheezing) My body is burning! I can't move these stupid noodle legs! Curse you, useless flesh sticks! Body...shutting down... must...scratch... mosquito bites... Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa whoa.. hey!
~ Bill, getting tried out due to Dipper's body suffering from fatigue, and then gets flung out of his body altogether.
This isn't the last you'll hear of me! Big things are coming! You can't stop me!
~ Bill's last lines in "Sock Opera".
Well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well! Aren't you a sight for sore eye! Stanford Filbrick Pines, my old pal!
~ Bill to Ford.
Oh, quit playing dumb, IQ! You knew I'd be back! You think shutting down that portal could stop what I have planned? I've been making deals, chatting with old friends, preparing for the big day! You can't keep that rift safe forever. You'll slip up, and when you do...!
~ Bill telling Ford he will get his hands on the rift.
(Ford: Get out of here! You have no dominion in our world!) Maybe not right now, but things change, Stanford Pines! Things... change.
~ Bill to Ford.
Hiya, smart guy! Woah, don't have a heart attack, you're not 92 yet.
~ Bill's first words to Ford.
Name's Bill! And your name's Stanford Pines, the man who changed the world, but I'm getting ahead of ourselves; let's relax! Care for a game of interdimensional chess? Have a cup of tea.
~ Bill, pretending to be friendly to Ford.
(Ford: Bill! You lied to me! Where does that portal really lead?) Ho ho-looks like Mr. Brainiac finally got smart! Let's just say that when that portal finishes charging up, your dimension is gonna learn how to PARTY! Right, guys?!
~ Bill revealing his true colors to Ford.
A deal's a deal, Sixer! You can't stop a bridge between our worlds from coming, but it would be fun to watch you try! Cute even!
~ Bill to Ford.
I guess I can't possess anyone inside the shack, so I'll just have to find my next pawn on the (Voice gets lower:) OUTSIDE.
~ Bill, deciding to possess someone outside the shack.
At last! At long, long last! The gate between worlds has opened! The event 1 billion years prophesied has come to pass! The day has come! THE WORLD IS FINALLY MINE!
~ Bill Cipher.
Oh, it's happening. It's finally happening! Physical form? Don't mind if I DO!
~ Bill, upon gaining physical form.
Alright, listen up, you one-lifespan, three-dimensional, five-sense skin puppets! For 1 trillion years I've been trapped in my own decaying dimension, waiting for a new universe to call my own. Name's Bill! But you can call me your new lord and master for all of eternity!
~ Bill Cipher to Gravity Falls as Weirdmageddon begins.
Now meet the gang of interdimensional criminals and nightmares I call my friends. 8 Ball! Kryptos! The being whose name must never be said! Haha, what the heck. It's Zanthar. Then of course there's also Teeth, Keyhole, Hectorgon, Amorphous Shape, Pyronica, Paci-Fire, and these guys. This is our town now, boys!
~ Bill, introducing his minions.
Well, well, well, and here I thought today couldn't get any BETTER.
~ Bill, upon noticing Ford.
Good old six-fingers. I've been waiting an (Deep voice:) ETERNITY (Normal voice:) to have a chat face to face.
~ Bill to Ford upon capturing him.
Everyone, this Armageddon wouldn't be possible without help from our friend here. Give him a six-fingered hand!
~ Bill telling him minions Ford is to thank for Weirdmageddon.
This brainiac is the one who built the portal in the first place! Now don't look so sour, Fordsy. It's not too late to join me. With that extra finger, you'd fit right in with my freaks.
~ Bill mocking Ford and offering him a place among his minions.
Now isn't. This. (With a deep voice along with his normal voice:) INTERESTING? (Normal voice:) My old puppet is back for an encore.
~ Bill, after Dipper stands up to him.
You think you can stop me? Go ahead, Pine Tree, show me what you've got. (Dipper: I...uh... I... uh...) I UM I. Do it, kid. Do some brilliant thing that takes me down right now. Whaddya got, Pine Tree, everyone's waiting. DO IT. (Dipper: Augh, BILL! (His fist hits a force field in front of Bill's eye and he is thrown backward into a tree; he rubs his head) Ugh...) That's right. Don't be a hero, kid. (Waves Ford) This is what happens to heroes in my world. (Burns the Journals) (Dipper: NO!! THE JOURNALS!!) Not much of a threat now, are you?
~ Bill, goading Dipper into attacking him, then burning then journals after Dipper's attack fails.
Now can anyone remind me why we came here? (8 Ball: To get WEIRD!) THAT'S RIGHT! VIP party at the Fearamid. Oh, and 8 Ball, Teeth, you've earned a treat, have the kid for a snack.
~ Bill telling his minions they are going to party at the Fearamid, and telling 8 Ball and Teeth to eat Dipper.
Hahahaha! Go nuts, guys! When we're done partying, I unveil Phase 2.
~ Bill, during his VIP party.
(Lolph: Open up! This is the police. Time Police.) Just play it cool, ditch the time-punch. Let me do the talking.
~ Bill upon hearing the time police at the door.
(Time Baby: Hear this, Cipher!) Ugh, Time Baby. (Time Baby: If your rip in this dimension continues, it could destroy the very fabric of existence! Surrender now, or face my tantrum!) Oh, no, a tantrum! Whatever will a do about that HOW 'BOUT THIS?? BOOM.
~ Bill, killing Time Baby.
Ladies, gentlemen, that creature with like 87 different faces. (Creature with 88 different faces: 88 different faces!) Whoa-ho, sorry - touchy subject. Anyways, it's been fun turning Gravity Falls inside out, rounding up all its terrified citizens and then stacking them into this massive throne of frozen human agony. Don't worry, they're not conscious anymore. Probably. (Lazy Susan: Uh, my omelettes. They-they have friendly faces.) Whoops. Hehe, back, back you go there. But Gravity Falls is just the beginning. It's time to take our chaos worldwide! Alright boys, to the corners of the Earth. Set the world aflame with your weirdness. This dimension is ours! Ah, global domination. I could get used to - (the demons hit an invisible shield and fall down) ... WHAT??!!! (pokes invisible shield) Hmm, this might be more complicated than I thought. (Paci-Fire: I think I broke something.) Walk it off!
~ Bill, ordering his minions to spreed their weirdness worldwide, only to discover there is a barrier keeping all of them, including himself inside Gravity Falls.
Alright, can anyone explain to me why, even with our newfound INFINITE POWER, none of us can escape the borders of this STUPID HICK TOWN!!!! There's some kind of force field keeping us in, but who would know how to fix it? Hmm. Maybe someone needs to come out of retirement.
~ Bill angry at not being able to leave Gravity Fall, but after composing himself he realizes that Ford might know how to disable the barrier.
(Keyhole: Bill! Uh, sorry, Boss, but Gideon let the Pines family escape! They're inside Mabel's bubble as we speak!) Buddy, Mabel's bubble is the most diabolical trap I've ever created. It would take a will of titanium not to give into its temptation. Fetch me Gideon and take the rest of the day off. Things just got a little more interesting.
~ Keyhole informs Bill the Dipper and his friends are inside Mabel bubble, but Bill says he is not worried due to how powerful a trap the bubble is.
🎵We'll meet again. Don't know where. Don't know when. Oh, I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.🎵
~ Bill Cipher singing.
Ah, sharp as ever, Fordsy. As you may have noticed...I've recently had a (Voice echoing:) multi-dimensional makeover. I control space, matter, and now that that dumb baby's out of the way, time itself! But I wasn't always this way. You think those chains are tight? Imagine living in the second dimension, flat minds in a flat world with flat dreams. I liberated my dimension, Stanford, and I'm here to liberate yours. There's just one hitch. As it turns out, my weirdness can't escape the magical confines of this town. There's something keeping me in.
~ Bill Cipher, revealing where he came from to Ford while telling for some reason he is stuck in Gravity Falls.
Listen, Ford, if you just tell me that equation, finally your dimension will be free. Anything will be possible. I'll remake a fun world-- a better world! A party that never ends with a host that never dies! No more restrictions! No more laws! You'd be one of us. All-powerful. Greater than anything you've imagined! And all I need is your help.
~ Bill offering Ford Godhood in exchange for the equation to escape Gravity Falls.
You're making this so much harder than it needs to be. Everyone has a weakness, tough guy! I'll make you talk! It's only a matter of time.
~ Bill, telling Ford he will torture him for the equation.
So the mortals are trying to fight back, huh. Adorable! Henchmaniacs, you know what to do! Take them out!
~ Bill Cipher.
Guys, seriously? You had, like, one job to do here.
~ Bill, after his Henchmaniacs are defeated.
(Ford: Bravo, Dipper and Mabel!) Well, would you look at that. Those kids really care about you, and you care about them...(*Voice turns deep*) DON'T YOU?! (Ford: What are you.... Oh. Oh no.) Perhaps torturing those kids will make you TALK!!
~ Bill planning to torture both Dipper and Mabel to coerce Ford into helping him.
Aah! My eye! Do you have any idea how long it takes to regenerate that?!?
~ Bill, after his eye is torn out by the Shacktron.
What the... Hey, Achilles! Nice work with the HEEL! FORE!
~ Bill, ripping off the Shacktron's leg then hitting it with it.
Oh no, it's Bill! Right? Isn't that what you're all thinking? Hey, Gideon, why aren't you dancing? Chop chop, huh?
~ Bill, discovering the heroes in his castle.
Ha ha ha ho! This is just too perfect! Didn't you brainiacs know the zodiac doesn't work if you don't all hold hands? And what's better, you've brought every threat to my power together in one easy-to-destroy CIRCLE!
~ Bill, destroying the Zodiac Circle.
You guys wanna see what happens to your friends when you can't get along?
~ Bill to Stan and Ford.
Not so fast. You two wait here! (Turns red and grows six arms) I've got some children I need to make into corpses. (Deep voice:) Seeya real soon.
~ Bill, trapping Stan and Ford before transforming into his most powerful form and chasing Dipper and Mabel.
When I get my hands on you kids, I'm gonna DISASSEMBLE YOUR MOLECULES! You've tricked me for the last time!
~ Bill, while chasing Dipper and Mabel.
All right, Ford, time's up! I've got the kids. I think I'm gonna kill one of them now just for the HECK of it!! EENIE... MEENIE... MINEEE... YOU!!!!''
~ Bill about to kill Dipper and Mabel with a snap of his fingers.
HAHAHAHA! Oh, even when you're about to die, you Pines twins can't get along.
~ Bill mocking Ford and Stan.
Oh, I'm here. I'm finally here! Look at this place: a perfect, calm, orderly void. Gotta hand it to ya, Ford. You really know how to clear your m-- WHAT?!
~ Bill, after seemingly entering Ford's mind, only to discover he actually entered Stan's instead.
WHAT?! The deal's off!! What the...No, no, no, no!
~ Bill, trying to call off the deal, only to be trapped in Stan's mind.
Y-you idiot! Don't you realize you're destroying your own mind, too?!
~ Bill, pointing out to Stan the memory gun will erase his mind too.
Let me outta here! LET ME OUT! Why isn't this working?!
~ Bill, trying to escape Stan's crumbling mind.
(Stan: Hey, look at me. Turn around and look at me, you one-eyed demon! You're a real wise-guy, but you made one fatal mistake: you messed with my family!) You're making a mistake!! I'll give you anything: money, fame, riches, infinite power, your own galaxy, PLEASE! (starts to glitch) NO!! What's HAPPENING TO ME?!!! NRUTER YAM I TAHT REWOP TNIECNA EHT EKOVNI I, NRUB OT EMOC SAH EMIT YM, L.T.O.L.O.X.A!!!! SSSTTTAAAANNNNNNNNNNNLLLLEEYYY---AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
~ Bill's last words right before being destroyed by Stanley. Notice that when putting the message backwards, Bill's "gibberish" changes to "A.X.O.L.O.T.L., MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN, I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!".
Note to self: Possessing people is hilarious! To think of all the sensations I've been missing out on- burning, stabbing, drowning. It's like a buffet tray of fun! Once I destroy that journal, I'll enjoy giving this body its grand finale- by throwing it off the water tower! Best of all, people will just think Pine Tree lost his mind, and his mental form will wander in the mindscape forever. Want to join him, Shooting Star?
~ Note left by "Bipper" and discovered by Mabel after the events of "Sock Opera", revealing that Bill planned to kill Dipper if his plan succeeded and make it look like a suicide; as seen in the book Gravity Falls: Journal 3.

TriviaEdit

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"It's funny how dumb you are."

  • Contrary to popular belief, Bill Cipher cannot be identified as male or female, as he is a being above the concept of gender or race. He also claims his home dimension has 14 billion different gender identities and there is paperwork involved in determining the sexual orientation and he's not exactly been keeping track of his. That said, he does sound like a male which combined with his name, are the reasons people assume he is one.
  • Bill Cipher's line, "A.X.O.L.O.T.L., MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN, I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!", is reversed. He may have said it that way because he does not want Stanley (or anyone, for that matter) to be aware that he could come back.
    • The AXOLOTL itself appears in a “hidden page” from the book Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates' Treasure!: Select Your Own Choose-Venture, which can be viewed by decoding a cipher that shows a link to Disney XD’s website, (the link being: www.disneyxd.com/awrongturn) the page is about Dipper and Mabel meeting the Axolotl.
  • His full name is likely a reference to the Beale ciphers; encrypted manuscripts which are said to lead to a great, hidden treasure and which only one of three have been decoded.
    • This is entirely possible as codes and ciphers are hidden all throughout the series.
  • Bill can be summoned if one were to recite an incantation found in Journal 2.
  • He is based on The Eye of Providence, a common symbol allegedly used by the Illuminati (which is theorized to follow the New World Order concept), as creator Alex Hirsch confirmed in the Special "Behind the Pines" stating: "What if I took the triangle off the back of the dollar bill, dress him up in a top hat, and stupid little arms and legs, and named him Bill after the dollar?".
    • However, it is currently unknown why he was based on the Eye of Providence, although it is likely because the Eye is meant to be representative of God watching over everyone, lending over to Bill being nigh omniscient and watching the series' events unfold. 
    • This is also mentioned in one of the Journals, where someone (presumably Ford) has scribbled a note, saying, "He's in my wallet!", and sketched the seal from a dollar bill.
  • Various things were discovered about Bill Cipher during a Reddit AMA, including the fact of him once having a family, having something to do with Gompers in the past, and his favorite music being 10 hours of Rising Shepard Tone. The AMA also revealed that Bill Cipher thinks in capital letters.
  • His backstory parallels Flatland, a mathematical novella written by Edwin Abbott Abbott about a flat world where the shapes live, and the more sides they have, the higher the position they got in their society (thus circles are the highest, and triangles are the lowest). Bill refers to this on his AMA when saying "Edwin Abbott Abbott has a decent idea". It is implied that a similar case happened in his home dimension which would explain his thirst for power, as since he is a triangle, Bill had no power in his world. Evidence of this is when Ford visits a similar dimension called Exwhylia during his interdimensional trip when he disappeared for 30 years, which also has a similar case.
  • It was never made clear what Bill truly is. While he is called a "demon" by other characters, creator Alex Hirsch has confirmed that this is just a name for lack of better description. Ford even states that no one knows really what he is. Because of his reality-warping abilities and bizarre nature, it is likely that he is inspired by the Outer Gods of Lovecraftian lore.
  • A memorial statue of Bill can be seen at one point in the graphic novel Gravity Falls: Lost Legends with the caption "He was the WORST".
  • Bill's top hat is not an accessory or article of clothing; it is actually part of his body. This can be seen in the episode "Weirdmageddon Part 1" when Stanford shoots his quantum destabilizer gun at Bill and misses, hitting his hat and revealing flesh and bones within.
  • Bill originally had a villain song titled "It's Gonna Get Weird", but the song was cut due to time restraints. A demo version is sung by Neil Cicierega still exists and was released on his Tumblr.
  • Given his lack of a mouth, Bill Cipher is one of the very few Disney Villains who doesn't have an Evil Grin of his own. However, Bill does have one while possessing Dipper (as Blipper) in "Sock Opera" and while possessing Blendin Blandin in "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future".
  • According to the author, Bill had a very bad relationship with his family, which could have contributed to his nature.
  • Bill has had several cameo appearances in Justin Roiland's hit animated series Rick and Morty. In the episode "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez", he is briefly seen on a computer monitor. Bill is also seen in "The Wedding Squanchers" on a screen when Rick Sanchez is being studied by both Nuptia 4 and the Galactic Federation.
    • In the Rick and Morty episode "Morty's Mind Blowers", where it's discovered that Rick Sanchez secretly stores Morty's memories, there are two memories labeled "Stanford" and "Bill C". It's very likely that they are memories of encounters with Ford and Bill Cipher, since the two series are considered to occur in the same multiverse, and both Ford and Bill, as well as Morty, have traveled between dimensions.
  • Bill Cipher originally had a much smaller role, being a minor comic relief by invading Dipper's dreams and yelling conspiracy theories. That idea was scrapped, and Bill was made into the main antagonist.
  • Bill was originally supposed to be green. That was changed, as Alex didn't want people to make jokes about him being a leaf.
    • Ironically, people started making jokes that he is a Dorito.

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