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{{Place
 
{{Place
|name = Bunker
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|image = S2e2 Into The Bunker Mysterious Tree scene2.png
|image = S2e2 no escape.png
 
 
|type = Fallout shelter/Research lab
 
|type = Fallout shelter/Research lab
|owner = [[Author|The Author]]
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|owner = [[Ford Pines]]
 
|employees =
 
|employees =
 
|address =
 
|address =
 
|first = [[Tourist Trapped]] (Exterior)<br>[[Into the Bunker]] (Interior)
 
|first = [[Tourist Trapped]] (Exterior)<br>[[Into the Bunker]] (Interior)
|last = [[Into the Bunker]]
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|last = [[Not What He Seems]] (mentioned)
|times = 2}}
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|times = 4}}
The '''bunker''' is an underground location the [[author]] of journals ''[[Journal 1|1]]'', ''[[Journal 2|2]]'', and ''[[Journal 3|3]]'' used as both a hideaway and base of operations for his experiments.
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The '''bunker''' is an underground hideout constructed by [[Ford Pines|Ford]], used as a base of operations for his experiments, and a shelter in the event of disaster.
   
== History ==
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==History==
Over thirty years prior to the [[Gravity Falls (TV Series)|series]], the author of the journals grew fearful he was being watched by forces who would seek to use the information he acquired for nefarious purposes, and created the bunker as a means of carrying out his work in secrecy. Securing it beneath an artificial tree within the [[Gravity Falls forest]], the author used the bunker as both a fallout shelter and research lab<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;">, containing various experiments within it, including the </span>[[Shape Shifter]], whose DNA possessed the power to constantly metamorphose.
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[[File:S2e2 uv.png|thumb|left|Schematic of the bunker in ''Journal 3''.]]
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Over thirty years ago, Ford grew fearful he was being watched by forces who would seek to use the information he acquired for nefarious purposes, and created the bunker as a means of carrying out his work in secrecy. Securing it beneath an artificial tree within the [[Gravity Falls Forest]], he used the bunker as both a fallout shelter and a research lab containing various experiments within it, including the [[Shape Shifter]], whose DNA possessed the power to constantly metamorphose.
   
Growing too dangerous to be kept free, the author fashioned him a metal cage to temporarily imprison him as he designed a device capable of cryogenic stasis, but was forced to abort his plans when the creature broke free. Sealing the bunker to prevent the Shape Shifter from gaining freedom, the author's fate was left unknown, and his base would lay dormant beneath the forest for years to come.
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[[File:S2e2 let it go let it go.png|thumb|Cryogenic holding tube for the Shape Shifter.]]
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Growing too dangerous to be kept free, Ford fashioned a metal cage to temporarily imprison the Shape Shifter as he designed a device capable of cryogenic stasis, but was forced to abort his plans when the creature broke free. Sealing the bunker to prevent the Shape Shifter from gaining freedom, Ford's fate was left unknown, and his base would lay dormant beneath the forest for years to come.
   
[[File:S1e1_dipper_opening_secret_compartment.png|thumb|left|Dipper discovers the bunker's security mechanism.]]<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;">[[Dipper Pines|Dipper]] first finds the bunker's exterior after coming across its artificial tree in "</span>[[Tourist Trapped]]<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;">," eventually locating the security mechanism used in hiding </span>''Journal 3''<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;">. Intrigued by its content, Dipper retreats to the </span>[[Mystery Shack]]<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;"> to reveal his findings to </span>[[Mabel]]<span style="font-size:1.04em;line-height:1.4em;">.</span>
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===Season 1===
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[[File:S1e1 dipper opening secret compartment.png|thumb|left|Dipper discovers the bunker's security mechanism.]]
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[[Dipper Pines|Dipper]] first finds the bunker's exterior after coming across its artificial tree in "[[Tourist Trapped]]," eventually locating the security mechanism used in hiding ''[[Journal 3]]''. Intrigued by its content, Dipper retreats to the [[Mystery Shack]] to reveal his findings to [[Mabel Pines|Mabel]].
   
The bunker's interior is unveiled in "[[Into the Bunker]]," where Dipper, Mabel, [[Soos]] and [[Wendy Corduroy|Wendy]] explore the location after learning of it in ''Journal 3''.[[File:S2e2_bunker_inside.png|thumb|The fallout shelter section of the bunker.]] Their investigation is cut short, however, when the Shape Shifter attempts to destroy them, leading them into a skirmish that ultimately lands him as the author intended; frozen in cryogenic stasis. Despite their failure to learn the author's true identity, Soos inadvertantly brings his [[Laptop|laptop]] out of the bunker alongside them, allowing their quest to continue on.{{Clear}}
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===Season 2===
== Residents ==
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[[File:S2e2 awed.png|thumb|right|The gang enters the bunker.]]
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The bunker's interior is unveiled in "[[Into the Bunker]]," when Dipper, Mabel, [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] and [[Wendy Corduroy|Wendy]] explore the location after learning of it in ''Journal 3''. Their investigation is cut short, however, when the Shape Shifter attempts to destroy them, leading them into a destructive skirmish that ultimately lands him in the fate Ford originally intended; frozen in cryogenic stasis. Despite their failure to learn Ford's true identity, Soos inadvertently brings [[Old Man McGucket|Fiddleford's]] [[laptop]] out of the bunker alongside them, allowing their quest to continue on.
S1e20 mysterious figure.jpg|[[Author|The Author]]
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=== Lost Legends ===
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The Bunker is mentioned again in the [[Gravity Falls: Lost Legends|''Gravity Falls: Lost Legends'']] story "Face It", with Ford intending to lock the frozen [[Mr. What's-His-Face]] inside it.
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==Residents==
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S2e2 experiment 210 creature.png|[[Shape Shifter]]
 
S2e2 experiment 210 creature.png|[[Shape Shifter]]
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Lost Legends- Whats his face.jpg|[[Mr. What's-His-Face]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
== <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Architecture</span> ==
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==Architecture==
 
===Exterior===
 
===Exterior===
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[[File:S2e2_tree.png|thumb|right|The lever activated.]]
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The bunker is a subterranean complex built beneath the Gravity Falls forest, only accessible through a mechanical, technological automaton in the guise of a tree. A small chamber is used to house a device serving as both a surveillance system and operator to conceal ''Journal 3'' in an underground crevice. A lever on the topmost section of the tree (disguised as a branch) activates the lowering of a spiral staircase, as well as the opening of a large door into the bunker.
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{{Clear}}
   
The bunker is a subterranean complex built beneath the Gravity Falls forest, only accessible through a mechanical, technological automaton in the guise of a tree. A small chamber is used to house a device serving as both a surveillance system and operator to conceal ''Journal 3'' in an underground crevice. A lever on the topmost section of the tree disguised as a branch activates the lowering of a spiral staircase, as well as the opening of a large door into the bunker.
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===Bomb shelter===
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[[file:s2e2 shelter pan stitch.png|thumb|right|The shelter.]]
===[[File:S2e2_tree.png|thumb|The lever activated.]]
 
<span style="color:black;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.4em;">Bomb shelter</span>===
 
 
 
 
The stairs lead to a small room with weapons, food stock, and [[Smez]]. A poster conceals a small hallway leading to another small room.
 
The stairs lead to a small room with weapons, food stock, and [[Smez]]. A poster conceals a small hallway leading to another small room.
   
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===Hidden lab===
 
===Hidden lab===
[[file:S2e2 lab.png|thumb|The laboratory.]]
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[[file:S2e2 lab.png|thumb|right|The laboratory.]]
 
A laboratory where all the experimental subjects are kept under lock and key, preferably in cryogenic stasis.
 
A laboratory where all the experimental subjects are kept under lock and key, preferably in cryogenic stasis.
   
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== Sightings ==
 
== Sightings ==
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== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
*The bunker appears to function as both a fallout shelter and a research lab, as the author had stored supplies for a disaster that would last over 60 years and conducted various experiments with creatures such as the Shape Shifter.
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*The bunker appears to function as both a fallout shelter and a research lab, as Ford had stored supplies for a disaster that would last over 60 years and conducted various experiments with creatures such as the Shape Shifter.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 19:18, October 28, 2018

The bunker is an underground hideout constructed by Ford, used as a base of operations for his experiments, and a shelter in the event of disaster.

HistoryEdit

S2e2 uv

Schematic of the bunker in Journal 3.

Over thirty years ago, Ford grew fearful he was being watched by forces who would seek to use the information he acquired for nefarious purposes, and created the bunker as a means of carrying out his work in secrecy. Securing it beneath an artificial tree within the Gravity Falls Forest, he used the bunker as both a fallout shelter and a research lab containing various experiments within it, including the Shape Shifter, whose DNA possessed the power to constantly metamorphose.

S2e2 let it go let it go

Cryogenic holding tube for the Shape Shifter.

Growing too dangerous to be kept free, Ford fashioned a metal cage to temporarily imprison the Shape Shifter as he designed a device capable of cryogenic stasis, but was forced to abort his plans when the creature broke free. Sealing the bunker to prevent the Shape Shifter from gaining freedom, Ford's fate was left unknown, and his base would lay dormant beneath the forest for years to come.

Season 1Edit

S1e1 dipper opening secret compartment

Dipper discovers the bunker's security mechanism.

Dipper first finds the bunker's exterior after coming across its artificial tree in "Tourist Trapped," eventually locating the security mechanism used in hiding Journal 3. Intrigued by its content, Dipper retreats to the Mystery Shack to reveal his findings to Mabel.

Season 2Edit

S2e2 awed

The gang enters the bunker.

The bunker's interior is unveiled in "Into the Bunker," when Dipper, Mabel, Soos and Wendy explore the location after learning of it in Journal 3. Their investigation is cut short, however, when the Shape Shifter attempts to destroy them, leading them into a destructive skirmish that ultimately lands him in the fate Ford originally intended; frozen in cryogenic stasis. Despite their failure to learn Ford's true identity, Soos inadvertently brings Fiddleford's laptop out of the bunker alongside them, allowing their quest to continue on.

Lost Legends Edit

The Bunker is mentioned again in the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends story "Face It", with Ford intending to lock the frozen Mr. What's-His-Face inside it.

ResidentsEdit

ArchitectureEdit

ExteriorEdit

S2e2 tree

The lever activated.

The bunker is a subterranean complex built beneath the Gravity Falls forest, only accessible through a mechanical, technological automaton in the guise of a tree. A small chamber is used to house a device serving as both a surveillance system and operator to conceal Journal 3 in an underground crevice. A lever on the topmost section of the tree (disguised as a branch) activates the lowering of a spiral staircase, as well as the opening of a large door into the bunker.

Bomb shelterEdit

S2e2 shelter pan stitch

The shelter.

The stairs lead to a small room with weapons, food stock, and Smez. A poster conceals a small hallway leading to another small room.

Security roomEdit

A chamber composed of tiles on the walls, floor and ceiling. Stepping on a specially marked tile in the middle triggers a booby trap in which the tiles individually expand forward to crush whoever is inside. The only way to prevent this is to press four specially marked tiles to open a door to safety.

Observation deckEdit

A room linked to a number of security cameras in the lab, most likely meant to serve as a way to safely observe and experiment on the test subjects.

Hidden labEdit

S2e2 lab

The laboratory.

A laboratory where all the experimental subjects are kept under lock and key, preferably in cryogenic stasis.

Creature denEdit

A section of tunnels dug out by the Shape Shifter to live in, a swath of cloth over the entrance serves as a doorway.

Sightings Edit

Season 1

Season 2

TriviaEdit

  • The bunker appears to function as both a fallout shelter and a research lab, as Ford had stored supplies for a disaster that would last over 60 years and conducted various experiments with creatures such as the Shape Shifter.

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