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Agent Powers is a U.S. government operative investigating the paranormal activities in Gravity Falls, Oregon, alongside his partner Agent Trigger.

History[]

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Powers arrives at the Mystery Shack.

In "Scary-oke," Agent Powers and his partner both arrive at the Mystery Shack to investigate reports of mysterious activity in Gravity Falls, and begin an inspection of the shack's gift shop. During their visit, Powers discloses to Dipper their ongoing investigation of a paranormal case that he suspects is deeply rooted with the town, which entices Dipper to help with their research. Powers gives him a business card that Stan quickly confiscates, eventually convincing the agents that the paranormal aspects of the town are mere legends to drum up business.

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Powers is unprepared for a supernatural attack.

Later that night, Dipper manages to steal the card from Stan, arranging to meet Powers and Trigger in the woods where he reveals to them Journal 3. Unimpressed, Powers prepares to leave, however he is dragged off along Trigger by a horde of zombies that Dipper has conjured with the journal to their apparent deaths. During the end credits, the agents emerge, having survived the encounter, and Powers states Gravity Falls is indeed the missing link in their paranormal case, prompting him to "bring in the big guns."

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The agents observe.

He is seen again in "Sock Opera," hiding behind his playbill with his partner in the audience of Glove Story: A Sock Opera.

In "Soos and the Real Girl," Powers briefly appears with Trigger walking on the second floor of Gravity Malls.

Powers reappears walking between two booths at the Gravity Falls Swap Meet in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors."

In "Society of the Blind Eye," he and his partner are seen during Soos and his friends' drive to the Gravity Falls Museum of History.

In "The Love God," Powers is seen standing with Trigger at the Woodstick festival. According the cryptogram at the end, Stan says he saw them everywhere. Once the agents were on his lawn but then suddenly disappeared when he turns his head.

In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," he attends the Northwests' party with Trigger (both disguised as foreign dignitaries), where they go into a closet to discuss the reading they got from McGucket.

In "Not What He Seems," he assists in arresting Stan Pines and proceeds to interrogate him. However, during a gravitational anomaly, Stan escapes, tricking Powers into thinking he's leaving town in a taxi. Powers leads his men in chasing after the taxi, leaving Stan free to return to the Mystery Shack.

In "A Tale of Two Stans," Powers, alongside Trigger and some federal agents, arrive at the destroyed Mystery Shack to resume the investigation just as Stan finishes telling his and Ford's backstory. However, just before they can go in and find out about the lab, a modified blast from the memory erasing gun causes him and the rest of the agents to lose their memory of the events, and be driven off the case by Ford.

Appearance[]

Agent Powers appearance

Agent Powers is a black-haired man, with a dark grey mustache, and a headpiece in his ear. He has a mole above the right side of his mustache. He appears to be wearing a white shirt with a folded collar and a black tie. On an upper layer, he has a black suit with a small American flag pin on the left side.


Sightings[]

Season 2

Games

Quotes[]

"Just as I suspected. Gentlemen, we're heading to Gravity Falls."
—Agent Powers[source]

"I assure you, I'm not. I was born with a rare disorder that makes me physically incapable of experiencing humor."
—Agent Powers[source]

"That information is classified, but yes. Look. Between you and me, I believe there is an conspiracy of paranormal origin all connected to this town. We're just one lead away from blowing the lid of this entire mystery."
—Agent Powers[source]

"I used Trigger as a human shield. He cried like a baby."
—Agent Powers[source]

"You don't know your uncle at all."
—Agent Powers to the Pines twins[source]

Trivia[]

  • Agent Powers bears a strong resemblance to former FBI agent and Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy, who was at one time notorious for his intense personality (he was a competitor on Fear Factor at the age of 75 and once ate a rat to demonstrate his strength of will).
  • His name and occupation may be a reference to the fictional spy character Austin Powers.
  • He and Trigger's name is a play on the term "power trigger."
  • He slightly resembles Ron Swanson, a character also played by Nick Offerman, on Parks and Recreation. Coincidentally, he works for the Federal Government, which Ron says he'd never do in the season 6 finale of Parks and Recreation (however, he does accept a job with the National Park Service in the series finale).
  • Despite later saying that he used Trigger as a human shield, in "Scary-oke" he and Trigger were grabbed by two pairs of zombies then dragged off screen. He could have meant after they were dragged off, however.
  • Many of the motives and mannerisms of Powers and Trigger are pulled directly from Agents J & K of the Men in Black franchise, including Powers' lack of a sense of humor.

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