Ariel Caskey Hirsch (born June 18, 1985) is the twin sister of Alex Hirsch and the inspiration for Mabel Pines.

Role in Gravity Falls

She guest-starred in the episode "Boyz Crazy" as one of Pacifica's friends; the one with magenta-colored hair.[2][3]


  • Ariel Hirsch has an inactive account on the Gravity Falls Wiki by the username of "Arielismabel."
  • She and her brother were raised in Piedmont, California, which is also where Mabel and Dipper Pines live.[4]
  • She and her brother's middle names, like Mabel and Dipper, are their parents' first names.
  • As a kid, Ariel wanted a pig as a pet even to a point of making a pig shrine in her room, so Alex gave Mabel a pig (Waddles).
  • The concept of Gravity Falls is based on her and her brother's summers when they were kids.
  • As a child, she was obsessed with NSYNC's Lance Bass, which is why Alex Hirsch asked him to voice several of the members of Sev'ral Timez.[5]
  • The cryptogram seen at the end of "Boyz Crazy" mentions her. It reads "HAPPY NOW, ARIEL?" In response to this, Ariel made a post on Tumblr stating that she was.[6]

External links


  1. Ariel! (@_merp_derp_) | Twitter. Retrieved on August 24, 2016. “purveyor of silly. lover of squish. all things considered. M.A., MFTi.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hirsch, Ariel (April 14, 2013). Tumblr Post ID 48001396099. Retrieved on April 15, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hirsch, Ariel (April 22, 2013). Tumblr Post ID 48613439805. Retrieved on May 21, 2013.
  4. In the theme song opening, Dipper's bag says Piedmont on it. Also, Mabel is based on creator Alex Hirsch's twin sister, Ariel who is from Piedmont, California.
  5. Hirsch, Ariel (April 12, 2013). Tumblr Post ID 47823307410. Retrieved on April 5, 2015.
  6. Hirsch, Ariel (April 12, 2013). Tumblr Post ID 47824225482. Retrieved on April 5, 2015. “Yes. Yes, I am.”

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