Mason "Dipper" Pines (born August 31, 1999, 5 minutes after Mabel Pines) is a smart, curious, and adventurous 12 (later 13)-year-old boy spending the summer with his Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon, where he and his sister constantly encounter the town's paranormal side. Armed with a mysterious journal he had found, he is one of the two main protagonists of Gravity Falls, who dares to investigate the mysteries of his summer home throughout the summer.

"When life gives you lemons, extract the juice and use it to draw a treasure map in invisible ink. That really works! Seriously!"

Why He Rocks

  1. He is self-conscious, compassionate, intelligent and rational. He thinks much like a real detective, even outsmarting Wax Sherlock Holmes.
  2. He is always looking for a new adventure and a new riddle to solve.
  3. He is very wise beyond his years.
  4. He gets irritated when someone calls him cute or adorable, which IS adorable!
  5. He is more mature than most of the adults around him.
  6. When he is going on an adventure with Mabel and sometimes Soos, he acts as the leader of the group and is shown to be very brave and smart.
  7. He outsmarted Bill Cipher multiple times.
  8. He is very protective of his sister Mabel and will do anything to protect her.
  9. Despite being the serious character, he also tends to get in on the chaos, prior to living with Mabel his whole life.

Bad Qualities

  1. He is one of the more paranoid conspiracy theorists.
  2. He is shown to be selfish and ruthless in pursuit of his goals.
  3. He is shown to have trust issues, and is shown to be skeptical about people and/or situations.
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