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Background information
First episode "Double Dipper"
Latest episode "Northwest Mansion Noir"
Voice Jackie Buscarino
Inspiration For name: The Pacific Northwest
Character information
Full name Pacifica Northwest
Other names Party Queen
Age Born late 1990s – early 2000s
Occupation Most popular girl in Gravity Falls[1]
Affiliations
Goal
Home Northwest Manor, Gravity Falls, Oregon
Relatives Preston Northwest (father)
Mrs. Northwest (mother)
Nathaniel Northwest (great-great grandfather)
Pets

Unnamed dog[2]
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Unnamed chicken[3]
Waddles (Alternate timeline)[3]
Two unnamed peacocks[4]


Allies Two unnamed friends
Minions
Enemies
Likes

Wealth
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Getting attention
Winning[1]
Bullying
Cheating[1]
Talking about herself
Gravity Falls Pool
Hot pink
Minigolf
Sev'ral Timez

Dislikes

Losing
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Being wrong
Realizing her great-great-grandfather was a fraud[2]
Mabel's silliness[2]
Receiving handouts

Powers and abilities

Popularity
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Singing
Darts
Mini Golf


Weapons
Fate
Quote "Now, who wants to hear more about me?"
Signature

Pacifica Northwest (born late 1990s – early 2000s) is the most popular girl in Gravity Falls and the diametric opposite of Mabel Pines[5]. Her popularity stems from her family's wealth and prestige of being the great-great-granddaughter of supposed town founder Nathaniel Northwest.

History

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Pacifica wins the party crown contest by cheating.

Pacifica is first seen in "Double Dipper," when she competes with Mabel for the title of Party Queen at the Mystery Shack party. She and Mabel sing and dance, showing that Pacifica is a very good singer and dancer. However, the crowd chooses Mabel, probably because of her spirit and friendly disposition. But then Pacifica bribes Old Man McGucket with money and threatens people with an ice cold stare to get her just above Mabel Pines and win the party crown. She then leaves with a large part of the crowd to go to her after-party on her parents' boat, and the crowd carries her away on their shoulders.

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Pacifica's Pioneer Day speech.

In "Irrational Treasure," she makes a speech for Pioneer Day, and then insults Mabel for her silliness of wearing a sweater of a dog playing basketball. She also taunts Grunkle Stan when he's put in the stockade. She is later informed by Dipper that her great-great grandfather, supposedly the founder of Gravity Falls, was a huge fraud. Dipper also gives her the secret cover-up document as proof. This seems to cause her great worry, as it would discredit her entire family.

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In an alternate timeline, Pacifica wins Waddles

During "The Time Traveler's Pig," Pacifica appears at the Mystery Fair and makes a very unkind remark about Mabel. Later, when Mabel and Dipper are traveling through time, the two accidentally create an alternate timeline where Pacifica is the winner of Mabel's prized pig, Waddles. This horrifies Mabel, who convinces Dipper to go back in time and reverse the incident. At the end of the episode, Pacifica is seen being attacked by a chicken she won, instead of Waddles.

She makes an extremely short cameo in "The Deep End," although only her hair can be seen. This appearance is at the Gravity Falls Pool.

She makes another cameo in "Boyz Crazy," entering the Gravity Falls Civic Center and Buffet with her friends to watch the Sev'ral Timez concert. She is seen buying tickets, and later watching the concert, holding up a sign that says "Sev'ral Timez." 

In "Gideon Rises," she is shown through one of Gideon's surveillance cameras, throwing darts at a picture of Mabel.

In "Mabel's Guide to Colors," Pacifica surprisingly takes part in Mabel's survey of Gravity Falls' favorite colors. Pacifica answers with barely a hint of mockery.

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Pacifica challenges Mabel to a mini golf tournament.

In "The Golf War", Pacifica and her family arrive at the mini golf course just as Mabel has missed a hole-in-one shot on the windmill hole. They proceed to face off to the Pines family and Soos, with Pacifica giving a different insult nickname to each one. Soon after, Mabel publicly insults Pacifica and challenges her to a rematch. After discovering the Lilliputtians, Mabel has them sabotage Pacifica's game for her. However, one group decide to kill Pacifica instead, requiring Mabel to save her. After they get away from the Lilliputtians, Pacifica grudgingly accepts both Mabel's apology and an offer of a ride home. It is shown in the episode that she does not live a normal life. She receives a lot of pressure from her parents to be the best at everything, does not know how to react to common behaviour (like eating in the car or sharing), and lives in a mansion with fountains and peacocks. She also does not receive much moral support from her parents as they often put important parties and business matters before her.

A tube titled 'Pacifica Memories' appears among other citizens' memory tubes in "Society of the Blind Eye," revealing that at some point in her life, the Blind Eye Society deleted her memory of something supernatural, possibly from the events of "The Golf War."

Personality

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Pacifica insulting Mabel.

Stuck-up, sarcastic, rude, arrogant, snotty, and mean, Pacifica is a stereotypical popular blonde girl, having money, style, and talent. She is the show's diva and looks down cruelly on "weirdos" such as Mabel and her friends Candy and Grenda[1], and lords her ancestry over the people of Gravity Falls[2]. Her parents spoil her and seem to encourage her cruel behavior[2] which has greatly affected her psyche, to the point of valuing what her parents drive into her: money, winning and looks.[4] It appears that some of her behavior stems from a need to prove herself as a Northwest to her parents, and her outward appearance is a way to cope with some of her insecurities. She seems to think that her family is better than everybody else's, and that they are perfect. When Dipper gave her undeniable proof of her family's fraudulence she did not take it very well initially, but eventually got over it because "money makes problems go away."

In spite of this she and Mabel have gained some common ground and she showed minor signs of humbling after almost being left for dead at the hands of the Lilliputtians and getting a ride home in the Pines family's car. She even compliments Soos's "W-neck" idea, and tells Mabel that she had fun playing mini golf.[4] Pacifica has shown a certain amount of naivety in regards to common acts of kindness such as sharing, or even actions that are unfitting of the upper class such as eating in the car.

Appearance

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Pacifica has long blonde hair and usually wears a purple jacket with a short lavender dress, along with a periwinkle belt. She also wears black leggings with cream colored boots. She wears heavy purple eyeshadow and lavender hoop earrings.

During Pioneer Day, she wore a light turquoise dress with a purple belt around it, and a yellow belt buckle in the front. She also wears black leggings underneath her cream boots and has a coonskin cap. Attached to her ears are purple arrowhead earrings and she has a skinny purple bracelet around her arm. She is still wearing the heavy purple eyeshadow.

When playing mini-golf, Pacifica wears a purple t-shirt (with her monogram written in pink on the right side of her chest), a white skirt, a white glove on her right hand, a purple wristband on her left arm, pink socks with purple diamond patterns, and white golfing shoes.

Relationships

Mabel Pines

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Mabel and Pacifica's opposite personalities tend to clash.

Since first meeting her at a party, Pacifica has been a rival towards Mabel. She sees Mabel as weird, or silly, and categorizes her among a "lower" status. They have competed against each other more than once, each perceiving the other as an enemy. The two do, however, show signs of easing off their rivalry following the events of "The Golf War".

Dipper Pines

Pacifica does not much associate with Dipper but dismisses him as a "nerd," as well as calling him lame. However, she is not above asking him for help in dire circumstances.

Preston Northwest and Mrs. Northwest

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Pacifica's parents will attend a party rather than watch her mini golf tournament.

Pacifica's parents often pressure her, reminding her to place high value on winning and looks. They do not provide much moral support for her, as business matters and parties often take priority over watching her compete and being there for her.

Sightings

Season 1

Shorts

Season 2

Games

Quotes

"Honestly, who's gonna compete against me? Fork girl? Lizard lady? Ha ha ha!"
-Pacifica[source]

"May the better partier win."
-Pacifica challenging Mabel[source]

"Aw, 'it' thinks it's gonna win. Wait, did you hear that? People cheering for the weird girls? Yeah, me neither."
-Pacifica insulting Mabel[source]

"Oh look, Mabel here found her REAL twin!"
-Pacifica insulting Mabel[source]

"Well, if it isn't the Pines family. Fat, old, lame, braces."
-Pacifica insulting Soos, Stan, Dipper, and Mabel[source]

Trivia

  • Her name is a pun on the "Pacific Northwest" region of America, a region containing Oregon, the state in which the show is based and where creator Alex Hirsch spent his summers.
  • Pacifica's favorite color is hot pink, despite purple being her signature color.[6]
  • She has become a relatively popular character, which Alex Hirsch didn't expect because she is such a terror compared to Mabel. According to Alex Hirsch, she will also have some character development in Season 2.[7]
  • She is unfamiliar with the concept of sharing.[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Double Dipper". Michael Rianda, Tim McKeon & Alex Hirsch (writers) and Aaron Springer, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 10, 2012. No. 7, season 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Irrational Treasure" David Sack, Tim McKeon & Alex Hirsch (writers) and John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 17, 2012. No. 8, season 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Time Traveler's Pig" Aury Wallington, Alex Hirsch (writers) and Aaron Springer, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 24, 2012. No. 9, season 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "The Golf War" Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. August 11, 2014. No. 3, season 2
  5. http://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/1kgq85/i_am_alex_hirsch_creator_of_gravity_falls_ask_me/cbotzzv?context=3
  6. Mabel's Guide to Colors
  7. http://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/1kgq85/i_am_alex_hirsch_creator_of_gravity_falls_ask_me/cbotzzv?context=3

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