This page is for Aoshima, the creature. For the animation director, see John Aoshima.

Aoshima is a dolphin-like creature seen during one of Mabel Pines' Smile Dip-induced hallucinations.


In "The Inconveniencing," Mabel rides Aoshima in a sugar induced hallucination caused by eating "bleventeen" packs of Smile Dip. Mabel claims that the future is in the past. It appears as a flying dolphin with a small, yellow bow tie with two muscular human-like arms. After spinning around, it grows another dolphin-like head and two more muscular human arms, one from each mouth. On each palm of its hands are dolphin faces, which shoot rainbow-colored rays from their mouths. While the creature is doing so, a car alarm can be heard.

In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," Aoshima is briefly seen in Mabeland. It was later seen during Dipper's trial, sitting down with the other residents. After Mabel lost control over Mabeland, Aoshima turns evil and tries to kill the twins, Wendy, and Soos, but is destroyed when Mabel popped the bubble containing Mabeland.


Aoshima is a hallucination-induced monster, who appears to be a blue and white dolphin with a yellow bow tie and four heads, but can grow an arm out of each mouth. In turn, each arm gains a face and a gaping mouth, which makes dolphin sounds and emits rainbow-colored rays.


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Season 2



  • Aoshima is named after animation director John Aoshima. Tyler Chen came up with the idea for the name.[1]
  • In Japanese, "Aoshima" can be written as "アオシマ" or in the Kanji form "青島". In addition to a Japanese surname, "青島" can refer to two Japanese islands and is also the traditional Chinese characters of Qingdao (a Chinese city)
  • In the end credits of "The Inconveniencing," the cryptogram reads "Onwards, Aoshima!" a reference to Mabel's line earlier in that episode.


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  1. Braly, Matt (June 20, 2015). I'm Matt Braly, Storyboard Artist and Director on Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Retrieved on June 20, 2015. “"Onwards Aoishima!" was done by Tyler Chen who is a mad genius. The scene was a reference to John Aoshima, one of the S1 directors.”

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