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  • I am a HUGE supporter of the Stan's Twin Theory, and I am hyping up Not What He Seems because it could be the episode where this popular theory is actually confirmed.

    If there's anyone who doesn't know what this theory is, to make a long story short, Stan has a twin, Stanley, who mysteriously vanished in 1982 due to unknown reasons, presumably pulled into the portal. I recommend watching the videos by Vailskibum94 on YouTube if you want to know more and see the evidence behind this.

    So what do you think? Will March 9th bring the confirmation of this theory, or will it be something different?

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    • Yesyesyes

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    • Not necessarily a twin but yeah. If it's true then i at least want Mabel and Dipper to get more into what they know/were told about their grandpa like if they thought he was dead or something.

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    • You know that bulletin board in the teaser? Maybe one of them has a family tree or something.

      It'd be unlikely that Stanley would appear himself.

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    • What if Grunkle Stan is actually Stanley pretending to be Stanford, and the actual Stanford is the one stuck in the portal or whatever.

      That would explan why he is not what he seems. Because he isn't Stanford!

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    • {o.o}

      Mind blown.

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    • I used to think this theory was true until I watched a video on YouTube by LewToons and I don't think Stan has a twin. But if it turns out he does I wouldn't be surprised. The video is called Debunking the Stan's twin theory, and it makes sense. Watch it. Nowadays, Alex Hirsch kepps tewisting everything up like he did with McGucket being the author. Everybody thought it was him from that leaked photo, but after the events of Society of The Blind Eye, Hirsch seemed to have said "Gotcha". Provide evedince of this theory and I'll counter it. Anybody.

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      What if Grunkle Stan is actually Stanley pretending to be Stanford, and the actual Stanford is the one stuck in the portal or whatever.

      That would explan why he is not what he seems. Because he isn't Stanford!

      That would make no sense. Why would he lie and tell his grandkids that he's actually their great uncle. It makes no sense.

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    • TheBigCapybara wrote: I used to think this theory was true until I watched a video on YouTube by LewToons and I don't think Stan has a twin. But if it turns out he does I wouldn't be surprised. The video is called Debunking the Stan's twin theory, and it makes sense. Watch it. Nowadays, Alex Hirsch kepps tewisting everything up like he did with McGucket being the author. Everybody thought it was him from that leaked photo, but after the events of Society of The Blind Eye, Hirsch seemed to have said "Gotcha". Provide evedince of this theory and I'll counter it. Anybody.

      Well, how could Stan be Dipper and Mabel's grandfather? He's their great uncle. He has to have a brother to pass down the Pines name to those two.

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    • Guys.....in the new promo....there's an image of Stan with a bandage on his hand.....in the first episode Stan cut his hand by the portal and had to bandage it......but Stan hasn't had that bandage on his hand since that episode until now.......just a thought.

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    • GravityMan wrote: Guys.....in the new promo....there's an image of Stan with a bandage on his hand.....in the first episode Stan cut his hand by the portal and had to bandage it......but Stan hasn't had that bandage on his hand since that episode until now.......just a thought.

      I saw! This is going to be awesome.

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    • Maybe the Stan we saw for the majority of this season isn't Stanford Pines......or time travel? I don't even know.

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    • I've always found the theory plausible, but was never an extreme supporter of it. If the theory is confirmed, it will probably be within the next few episodes.

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    • Icehard712 wrote: I've always found the theory plausible, but was never an extreme supporter of it. If the theory is confirmed, it will probably be within the next few episodes.

      Yes, if it really is true, the confirmation is inevitable within the next few weeks.

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    • I'm not supportive of the Stan's twin replacing Stan unknowingly theory either but how else does an injured hand heal itself in a matter of seconds, then unheal exactly when the portal activates?

      (I am supportive of the twin theory)

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    • GravityMan wrote:
      I'm not supportive of the Stan's twin replacing Stan unknowingly theory either but how else does an injured hand heal itself in a matter of seconds, then unheal exactly when the portal activates?

      (I am supportive of the twin theory)

      Dude. It's a goof. I bet you my life savings.

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    • OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:
      GravityMan wrote:
      I'm not supportive of the Stan's twin replacing Stan unknowingly theory either but how else does an injured hand heal itself in a matter of seconds, then unheal exactly when the portal activates?

      (I am supportive of the twin theory)

      Dude. It's a goof. I bet you my life savings.

      I bet you your life savings after I win them in the bet.

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    • GravityMan wrote:
      OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:
      GravityMan wrote:
      I'm not supportive of the Stan's twin replacing Stan unknowingly theory either but how else does an injured hand heal itself in a matter of seconds, then unheal exactly when the portal activates?

      (I am supportive of the twin theory)

      Dude. It's a goof. I bet you my life savings.
      I bet you your life savings after I win them in the bet.

      That would mean either way you win nothing...

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    • OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:
      GravityMan wrote:
      OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:
      GravityMan wrote:
      I'm not supportive of the Stan's twin replacing Stan unknowingly theory either but how else does an injured hand heal itself in a matter of seconds, then unheal exactly when the portal activates?

      (I am supportive of the twin theory)

      Dude. It's a goof. I bet you my life savings.
      I bet you your life savings after I win them in the bet.
      That would mean either way you win nothing...

      Seriously dude....think about it.

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    • If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushrooms Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.

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    • Mr B Natural wrote:
      If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushrooms Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.


      If it's Stanley then I WILL cry. Don't you doubt it.

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    • OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote: If it's Stanley then I WILL cry. Don't you doubt it.

      If what's Stanley?

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    • Mr B Natural wrote:

      OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote: If it's Stanley then I WILL cry. Don't you doubt it.

      If what's Stanley?


      His brother's name. I'd start crying from the stupidity of it all. Shmipper and Smabel I can deal with. Stanley is where I draw the line dangit.

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    • Sakura-skies wrote:

      TheBigCapybara wrote: I used to think this theory was true until I watched a video on YouTube by LewToons and I don't think Stan has a twin. But if it turns out he does I wouldn't be surprised. The video is called Debunking the Stan's twin theory, and it makes sense. Watch it. Nowadays, Alex Hirsch kepps tewisting everything up like he did with McGucket being the author. Everybody thought it was him from that leaked photo, but after the events of Society of The Blind Eye, Hirsch seemed to have said "Gotcha". Provide evedince of this theory and I'll counter it. Anybody.

      Well, how could Stan be Dipper and Mabel's grandfather? He's their great uncle. He has to have a brother to pass down the Pines name to those two.

      I never said he didn't have a brother just not a twin. He obviously has to have a brother but he probably won't play an important role.

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    • Mr B Natural wrote:
      If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushrooms Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.

      The reason his liscense plate says STNLYMBL is because when you have 30 or more people working on a show you're bound to have someone get Stan's name mixed up. It was probably just an error.

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    • TheBigCapybara wrote:
      Mr B Natural wrote:
      If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushrooms Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.

      The reason his liscense plate says STNLYMBL is because when you have 30 or more people working on a show you're bound to have someone get Stan's name mixed up. It was probably just an error.

      I wouldn't keep the name like that though.

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    • What if his twin isn't Stanley. What if it is Stan Lee?

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      What if his twin isn't Stanley. What if it is Stan Lee?

      What if it's Flat Stanley

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    • GravityMan wrote:

      QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      What if his twin isn't Stanley. What if it is Stan Lee?

      What if it's Flat Stanley

      Grunkle Stan mailed him away and he can't remember whom he mailed him to!

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    • If you want more info on the theory google pretty in pwns stan twin theory, her post about it explains it all.

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    • it did. (loominaty cunfirmd)

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    • All we know is 'sibling' at this point, but they are most likely twins.

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote: All we know is 'sibling' at this point, but they are most likely twins.

      Cryptogram confirms that they are. "The original Mystery Twins."

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    • there are 3 explanations: 

      A) fanservice (most logical)

      B) Vailskibum or whoever came up with this theory had insider information (2nd most logical)

      C)The theory's creator just happened to be spot on about everything in this theory.(not likely)

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    • there are 3 explanations:

      A) fanservice (most logical)

      B) Vailskibum or whoever came up with this theory had insider information (2nd most logical)

      C)The theory's creator just happened to be spot on about everything in this theory.(not likely)

      It couldn't be fanservice. Alex hirsch has stated various times that the episodes were already planned a year before. The seasons were already planned out. And I'll tell you what most likely has happened; one clever little voice has looked into things (or who knows, even one of the GF staff could be hinting) more deeply and it became much more popular. I honestly never knew or believed about the Stanley Theory.

      Alex Hirsch wouldn't fanservice. He said it before, he was looking for quality into his show. Fan service isn't somthing that would bring quality.

      Maybe you were joking around, but I'll keep my guard up for here. You just got to deal with it, it's not like it's impossible for theories to become true; and there's been several subtle and clever hints too. And also, MANY people did get stumped on the episode, just look on tumblr and youtube.

      On the extra note, the people who theorize on GF are undoubtedly SMART. They were built for things like this, and they should proudly give themselves a pat on the back tonight.

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    • SunnyRainyDays wrote:
      there are 3 explanations: A) fanservice (most logical)

      B) Vailskibum or whoever came up with this theory had insider information (2nd most logical)

      C)The theory's creator just happened to be spot on about everything in this theory.(not likely)

      It couldn't be fanservice. Alex hirsch has stated various times that the episodes were already planned a year before. The seasons were already planned out. And I'll tell you what most likely has happened; one clever little voice has looked into things (or who knows, even one of the GF staff could be hinting) more deeply and it became much more popular. I honestly never knew or believed about the Stanley Theory.

      Alex Hirsch wouldn't fanservice. He said it before, he was looking for quality into his show. Fan service isn't somthing that would bring quality.

      Maybe you were joking around, but I'll keep my guard up for here. You just got to deal with it, it's not like it's impossible for theories to become true; and there's been several subtle and clever hints too. And also, MANY people did get stumped on the episode, just look on tumblr and youtube.

      On the extra note, the people who theorize on GF are undoubtedly SMART. They were built for things like this, and they should proudly give themselves a pat on the back tonight.

      "On the extra note, the people who theorize on GF are undoubtedly SMART. They were built for things like this, and they should proudly give themselves a pat on the back tonight"

      thanks. I need to someone noticed it ;')  /HUG/

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    • Confirmed, the Author is Stan's twin brother. Stan had been trying for 30 years to bring his brother back from the other side of the Universe portal and finally was able to do it in the latest episode.

      Now that he is back though.... will he have gone mad from his time spent on the other planet/alternate planet? Or will he have a great warning for Gravity Falls and his family about "He" who the Author is frightened of.

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    • Lerianis wrote:
      Confirmed, the Author is Stan's twin brother. Stan had been trying for 30 years to bring his brother back from the other side of the Universe portal and finally was able to do it in the latest episode.

      Now that he is back though.... will he have gone mad from his time spent on the other planet/alternate planet? Or will he have a great warning for Gravity Falls and his family about "He" who the Author is frightened of.

      I almost forgot about the "He". I think there will be a hilarious episode of either Dipper/Mabel reintroducing the Author to society.

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    • I actually didn't believe this theory, and I'm glad I didn't because it was just all the more shocking and I LOVED it lol.


      Also I'll gladly sing the "Valk wrong song"

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    • TheBigCapybara wrote:

      Mr B Natural wrote:
      If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushroom Bears Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.

      The reason his liscense plate says STNLYMBL is because when you have 30 or more people working on a show you're bound to have someone get Stan's name mixed up. It was probably just an error.

      If it was an error, why didn't they fix it?

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    • Valkryie247 wrote: I actually didn't believe this theory, and I'm glad I didn't because it was just all the more shocking and I LOVED it lol.


      Also I'll gladly sing the "Valk wrong song"

      What about the "Fan Wrong Song?"

      I'm a fan, and I was wrong

      I'm singing the Fan Wrong Song

      I shouldn't have taken that chance

      Now here's my remorseful dance

      Why am I singing this? I believed in this theory! XD

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    • I am surprised that people didn't belive this theory. THere is one little detail, that is VERY obvious that means it had to be true. He is their great uncle. Therefor the brother of their grandma/grandpa. Just be being their Grunkle means he HAS to have a sibling.

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      I am surprised that people didn't belive this theory. THere is one little detail, that is VERY obvious that means it had to be true. He is their great uncle. Therefor the brother of their grandma/grandpa. Just be being their Grunkle means he HAS to have a sibling.

      In retrospect, I guess that was kind of a dead giveaway, huh? 

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    • I believed the Stanley Pines theory from the very beginning...

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      I am surprised that people didn't belive this theory. THere is one little detail, that is VERY obvious that means it had to be true. He is their great uncle. Therefor the brother of their grandma/grandpa. Just be being their Grunkle means he HAS to have a sibling.


      Well yes he had to have a sibling, but it was up for debate whether his sibling was dead, or just nothing special at all, or if it was even beneficial or any part of the show.


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    • BoredandProud wrote:
      I believed the Stanley Pines theory from the very beginning...


      Good for you lol

      But seriously, it had some credibility, I just wasnt completely sold on it.


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    • Not only that, but think about it. Stanleymobile? Stanford Pines? Two differentish names. 

      Also, doesn't the cryptogram say "The Original Mystery Twins"? Guess twins run in the family.

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    • Dawnstar's Account wrote:

      TheBigCapybara wrote:

      Mr B Natural wrote:
      If it's true, it will probably be revealed in this episode. Although his name won't be Stanley... It'll be Bill. DUN DUN DUN.

      Seriously, why would his name be Stanley? Because of a liscense plate that says "STNLYMBL"? For all we know that could mean Shriners Talking Nonsense League Yummy Mushroom Bears Logistics. Or "Stanley" could be Stan's fake name. He does commit a lot of crimes.

      The reason his liscense plate says STNLYMBL is because when you have 30 or more people working on a show you're bound to have someone get Stan's name mixed up. It was probably just an error.
      If it was an error, why didn't they fix it?

      I saw on the interview with Hirsch that it was the first evidence, as far as the 2nd episode, to the theory.

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    • Singerboy41 wrote: Not only that, but think about it. Stanleymobile? Stanford Pines? Two differentish names. 

      Also, doesn't the cryptogram say "The Original Mystery Twins"? Guess twins run in the family.

      SO THERE ARE TWO WHOLE PAIRS OF TWINS IN THE FAMILY I GUESS TWINS RUN IN THW WHOLE FAMILY!!!!!!!

      Sorry, nothing against you; I'm just sick of people saying that. How would that even work?

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    • Twins dont run in the family I think that that twins in the show are used as a clever plot device

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    • Ruby gleam wrote:
      Twins dont run in the family I think that that twins in the show are used as a clever plot device

      Actually there is such thing as a tendency for twins to run in the family but this mainly applies with fraternal twins. It's very unlikely to have a gene that makes it morel likely to have identical twins. Anyway since Dipper and Mabel are fraternal and Stan and his brother are identical they were conceived in different ways. Therefore it wouldn't "run in the family" because it'ss two completely different types of twins. It's just coincidence in this case.

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    • OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:

      Ruby gleam wrote:
      Twins dont run in the family I think that that twins in the show are used as a clever plot device

      Actually there is such thing as a tendency for twins to run in the family but this mainly applies with fraternal twins. It's very unlikely to have a gene that makes it morel likely to have identical twins. Anyway since Dipper and Mabel are fraternal and Stan and his brother are identical they were conceived in different ways. Therefore it wouldn't "run in the family" because it'ss two completely different types of twins. It's just coincidence in this case.

      How would fraternal twins run in the family? And wouldn't it have to be on the mother's part, and most likely Dipper and Mabel and Stan are related paternically (It'll catch on)?

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    • Mr B Natural wrote:

      OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:

      Ruby gleam wrote:
      Twins dont run in the family I think that that twins in the show are used as a clever plot device
      Actually there is such thing as a tendency for twins to run in the family but this mainly applies with fraternal twins. It's very unlikely to have a gene that makes it morel likely to have identical twins. Anyway since Dipper and Mabel are fraternal and Stan and his brother are identical they were conceived in different ways. Therefore it wouldn't "run in the family" because it'ss two completely different types of twins. It's just coincidence in this case.
      How would fraternal twins run in the family? And wouldn't it have to be on the mother's part, and most likely Dipper and Mabel and Stan are related paternically (It'll catch on)?


      There's a specific gene that makes hyperovulation (conception of fraternal twins) more likely to happen (I'd like to correct my previous statement and say that there is NEVER a genetic tendency to have twins). You're completely right about it being only passed down by the mother. Like I said it was just a coincidence (well except for plot-wise).

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    • It did.

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    • Looking back on this, its hilarious.

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    • ???

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    • Paige EM wrote:
      ???


      The whole guessing that it confirmed the theory.

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    • Yeah, it is true. his twin is Ford.

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    • OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote:
      Mr B Natural wrote:

      OnlyOnTuesdays88 wrote: If it's Stanley then I WILL cry. Don't you doubt it.

      If what's Stanley?

      His brother's name. I'd start crying from the stupidity of it all.

      Shmipper and Smabel I can deal with. Stanley is where I draw the line dangit.


      Yeah, at least Shmipper and Shmabel are actual, real, normal names. Stanley just sounds like Alex fell asleep on the keyboard trying to think of a name.

      That was sarcasm.

      (jk I knew what you meant)

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    • TheBigCapybara wrote:
      I used to think this theory was true until I watched a video on YouTube by LewToons and I don't think Stan has a twin. But if it turns out he does I wouldn't be surprised. The video is called Debunking the Stan's twin theory, and it makes sense. Watch it. Nowadays, Alex Hirsch kepps tewisting everything up like he did with McGucket being the author. Everybody thought it was him from that leaked photo, but after the events of Society of The Blind Eye, Hirsch seemed to have said "Gotcha". Provide evedince of this theory and I'll counter it. Anybody.


      Okay, how about...

      The way NWHS turned out, and every episode after that?

      S1e13 stan wrong dance

      you rn

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    • QuasimodoBellringer wrote:
      What if Grunkle Stan is actually Stanley pretending to be Stanford, and the actual Stanford is the one stuck in the portal or whatever.

      That would explan why he is not what he seems. Because he isn't Stanford!


      People are so smart! This turned out to be true.

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