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Pacifica Elise Northwest[2] is the most popular girl in Gravity Falls[3] and great-great-granddaughter of supposed town founder Nathaniel Northwest.[8] In the summer of 2012, during the stay of Dipper and Mabel Pines in Gravity Falls, Pacifica ended up forming a great rivalry with them, especially with Mabel. However, more interactions with her former foes and common people have lead Pacifica to abandon her family's conceited attitude and the long, hidden history of crime, treachery and cover-ups.[2]

Pacifica represents the llama symbol associated with the Bill Cipher Zodiac, due to her being given one of Mabel's sweaters that bears said symbol in the finale.

History[]

Season 1[]

Pacifica first appears in "Double Dipper" at the Mystery Shack's party. Soos Ramirez, the DJ for the evening, announces that there will be a karaoke contest and that the winner will win the party crown. Pacifica walks up to demand the crown, as she believes nobody can beat her at all. When Mabel asks Candy Chiu and Grenda Grendinator who she is, Candy explains that Pacifica is the most popular girl in town. When Soos explains that he can't simply give Pacifica the crown because she has to win the contest, she scoffs, asking Soos who would dare to compete against her: she uses Candy and Grenda as examples, derisively referring to them as "Fork girl (Candy)" and "Lizard lady (Grenda)".

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Pacifica celebrating her ill-gotten victory.

When Mabel steps up to the challenge and introduces herself, Pacifica refuses her offered handshake and scoffs that "[Mabel] sounds like a fat old lady's name". She competes against Mabel in various events to decide who parties the hardest, refusing Mabel's attempts at friendliness and even commenting that Grenda's voice is "like a professional wrestler's". When Mabel receives louder applause at the end of the night, Pacifica glares at the crowd intimidatingly, which brings the results to a tie. Pacifica then approaches a sleeping Old Man McGucket with a dollar bill bribe, which convinces him to clap and tip Soos' improvised applause meter in her favor. After winning the party crown contest and the crown, she mistakenly thanks Soos as "Jorge" and invites the partygoers to an after-party on her parents' boat, which makes the majority of them leave and brings the Mystery Shack party to a close.

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Pacifica's Pioneer Day speech.

The victory does little to assuage Pacifica's dislike towards Mabel however. During "Irrational Treasure," Pacifica and her parents, Preston and Priscilla Northwest, are the guests of honor for the Pioneer Day event, as they are descendants of town founder, Nathaniel Northwest (and "also very rich"). From the stage, Pacifica encourages people in the crowd to come on and share their "Pioneer Day spirit," though her enthusiasm changes into anger when an excited Mabel climbs up and engages the crowd, leading the crowd in a chant of "USA!" Furious at being robbed the spotlight, Pacifica interrupts, informing Mabel that Pioneer Day is for "serious people" and declaring Mabel's nacho earrings and sweater of a puppy playing basketball silly. She further humiliates Mabel by commenting that she's "embarrassed for her". Pacifica then enthusiastically asks that everyone applaud a now hurt Mabel off the stage. Once the spotlight is again hers, Pacifica animatedly asks the crowd, "Who wants to hear more about me?"

When finding Stan Pines trying to pick the lock of the stockade he's being held in, Pacifica assures him that she will let him out if he says "that the Northwest family is the best family in Gravity Falls." When Stan asks if she wants that in writing, she hands him a piece of paper and pen; upon seeing that a disdainful remark against her was written instead, Pacifica calls the attention of several of the town folks and gets them to pelt Stan with tomatoes.

Pacifica is later seen asking who is the pantless man that is chasing after a bald eagle. She dismisses Mabel's (accurate) explanation condescendingly, also telling her to "enjoy walking home" upon seeing Stan's car trapped in the mud. As she is driven away in her family's sedan, an angry Dipper catches up to the car, informing her that "Nathaniel Northwest didn't found Gravity Falls, and [her] whole family is a sham", handing her the secret cover-up document. As the sedan drives away, Pacifica examines the proof and can be heard calling out to her mother in distress.

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In an alternate timeline, Pacifica wins Waddles.

During "The Time Traveler's Pig," Pacifica appears at the Mystery Fair and makes a very rude remark about Mabel "[finding] her real twin" with some pigs. During one of the alternate timelines created by Mabel and Dipper's time-traveling, Pacifica is shown to have gotten to the weight-guessing game before Mabel and won Mabel's prized pig, Waddles. This horrifies Mabel, who convinces Dipper to go back in time and reverse the incident. At the end of the episode, Pacifica is seen being attacked by the chicken she won instead.

Pacifica makes an extremely short cameo in "The Deep End" at the Gravity Falls Pool, where only her hair can be seen.

She makes another cameo in "Boyz Crazy," entering the Gravity Falls Civic Center and Buffet with her friends to watch the Sev'ral Timez concert. Pacifica is seen buying tickets, then watching the concert while holding up a sign that says "Sev'ral Timez."

In "Gideon Rises," Pacifica is shown at home through one of Gideon's surveillance cameras, throwing darts at a picture of Mabel.

Shorts[]

In "Mabel's Guide to Color," Pacifica takes part in Mabel's survey of Gravity Falls' favorite colors, declaring hers to be "hot pink".

Season 2[]

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Pacifica demonstrates her high skills in mini-golf.

In "The Golf War," Pacifica and her family arrive at the mini-golf course just as Mabel missed a hole-in-one shot on the windmill hole. They proceed to face off with the Pines family and Soos, with Pacifica giving a different insulting nickname to each one. Dipper makes a retort about how she's doing, now that she knows her great-great-grandfather is a fraud. Pacifica happily replies that it has all worked out, stating that her family's wealth "makes problems go away." Soon after, Mabel publicly insults Pacifica and challenges her to a rematch. After discovering the Lilliputtians, Mabel has them sabotage Pacifica's game for her. However, one group decides to kill Pacifica instead, requiring Mabel to save her. After they work together to escape from the Lilliputtians, Pacifica grudgingly accepts both Mabel's apology and an offer of a ride home.

It is shown in the episode that Pacifica's life, despite being filled with riches and luxury (she lives in a mansion with fountains and peacocks), isn't as great as it seems; for example, she is unfamiliar with common behavior like eating in the car or even sharing. Pacifica's parents also pressure her to uphold the family name and don't provide much moral support, as they often put important parties and business matters before their daughter.

In the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery," the Northwest family has a practice dinner for their annual party taking place the following day. Suddenly, various objects around the manor start floating and attacking Pacifica and her parents. She is then told by her father to enlist Dipper Pines to get rid of the "problem". Dressing up in attire so she isn't recognized at the shack, she does as told and approaches Dipper with the request at the Mystery Shack. Though he refuses at first, Dipper ultimately accepts, in return for Pacifica inviting Mabel and her friends to the party.

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Pacifica and Dipper being pursued by the ghost.

Arriving at the manor, Pacifica changes Dipper's outfit into a formal one, suited for the occasion. Pacifica then points him to the direction where the paranormal activity has been happening the most. While Dipper believes it to be a category 1 ghost, he soon corrects himself when the taxidermy animal heads on the wall start chanting "ancient sins," blood oozes out of their eyes and mouths, and the ghost appears from the fireplace. Dealing with a category 10 ghost, they run for their lives, looking for a silver mirror to trap the ghost in. When they reach a sparkling clean white room, Pacifica prevents herself and Dipper from entering, as their shoes were dirty and she didn't want to mess up her parents' most prized carpet pattern. The two have an argument, which lands them into a secret room. The ghost finds them and flies at Pacifica but she is saved by Dipper, who traps the ghost in a silver hand mirror. Grateful, Pacifica hugs Dipper, but not for too long as she realizes what she is doing and tries to pay him to not talk about it. With her parents receiving the news, Pacifica bids Dipper farewell so he could finish off the ghost although she wanted him to stay for the party.

Not long after, Dipper returns, being informed by the ghost that he only attacked for revenge because of the promise the Northwests broke 150 years ago. Pacifica begins feeling sad that Dipper is upset at her, although she knew the truth but couldn't tell him because of her parents. Later, the ghost escapes and attacks everyone in the manor, turning them into wood. With Dipper's encouragement, Pacifica, wanting to change the error of her ancestors' ways, does the only thing that will stop the ghost: opening the manor gates and allowing common folk into the party. With this done, the curse is lifted, the ghost moves on, and everyone reverts to their original state. Later, Pacifica and Dipper enjoy each other's company and gleefully mess up the Northwests' rug with their muddy shoes.

In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future," Pacifica makes a very brief appearance in town alongside her parents, as Dipper flies over the townsfolk.

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Pacifica among other survivors.

In "Weirdmageddon Part 1," Pacifica attempts to stop her father from offering his servitude to Bill Cipher, only to witness her father's face be disfigured by Bill.

In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," Pacifica is revealed to have avoided capture or madness and has joined Stan's group of survivors, who reside in the Mystery Shack. However, she was revealed to have been dressing in a potato sack by that time, as opposed to her usual sophisticated fashions.

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Pacifica learns about her connection to the zodiac.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls", Pacifica is part of the resistance against Bill Cipher. After tearfully witnessing her parents on the throne of agony, she joins the rescue group when they all agree to save Ford and the other captured civilians. After a happy reunion with her family, she takes part in the zodiac ritual by representing the llama symbol (made ironic by her wearing Mabel's llama sweater at the time). However, when the ritual fails (due to Stan's stubbornness), Pacifica is turned into a banner alongside Robbie Valentino, Gideon Gleeful, Wendy Corduroy, Soos Ramirez and Old Man McGucket.

After Bill Cipher is defeated, Pacifica is seen with her parents outside the sold Northwest Manor, and she is seemingly horrified when her mother informs her that she can only have one pony now. She later attends Dipper and Mabel's birthday party where Pacifica bought each of them gifts (a Ghost Harassers' box set for Dipper and a golf club for Mabel), jokingly stating that she broke a nail while wrapping them. Pacifica's signature is seen alongside many other signatures on a note which was given to Dipper by Wendy as a parting gift so that he can remember all of his friends in Gravity Falls.

Personality[]

Up until "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Pacifica was a stuck-up, egotistical, arrogant, snotty, rude, and mean girl who was also a stereotypical blonde popular girl as she had money, style, and talent. She was a diva who looked down badly on "weirdos" such as Mabel and her friends, Candy and Grenda,[3] and lorded her ancestry over the people of Gravity Falls.[8] Her parents spoiled her and seemed to encourage her behavior[8] which had greatly affected her psyche, to the point of valuing what her parents drive into her: money, winning, and looks.[7] In "The Golf War," Pacifica showed minor signs of humbling after almost being left for dead at the hands of the Lilliputtians. She is shown to be still adjusting to her new lifestyle after the events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery," which is shown when she is not helping build the robot and refusing to touch McGucket's hand (however, these are obviously merely to hide how afraid she is). After Bill Cipher is defeated, Pacifica willingly attends Dipper and Mabel's birthday party and bought each of them gifts which she had wrapped herself. Pacifica is smiling as she notes this and proudly shows off her hands covered in strips of tape and glue stains, indicating that she is happy to be adjusting to doing actual work now.

Pacifica seemed to think that her family is better than everybody else's and that they are perfect. When Dipper gave her undeniable proof of her family's fraudulence, she did not take it very well initially but eventually got over it because "[money] makes problems go away."[7] It is revealed in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" that Pacifica is a tragically misguided character who only acts the way she does because her parents keep her in line with their tight standards on what being a Northwest entails and also with Pavlovian behavioral conditioning, possibly even combined with abuse of some sort, to which she is always forced to obey despite her objection. Ultimately with Dipper's support, Pacifica makes a breakthrough by setting herself aside from the other Northwests, displaying altruistic traits when her parents tried to dissuade her otherwise. She also has a complete change of heart towards everyone and becomes a friend to the common folk of the town, including the Pines family. At the end of "Northwest Mansion Mystery", she is even seen enjoying trashing her parents' favorite carpet with Dipper.

Under her strict upbringing, Pacifica has been taught that certain actions are unfitting of the upper class such as eating in the car. She has also shown a certain amount of naivety in regards to common acts of kindness such as sharing,[7] which she struggled to break out of.

Pacifica's sarcastic attitude and short-temper continue despite her eventual change of heart. In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," she is aggressive towards Mabel and Dipper during Weirdmageddon such as threatening to sue the resistance members if she dies during the rescue mission. Furthermore, Pacifica remains interested in fashion and strongly dislikes wearing something she considers "unfashionable", with few exceptions. For example in "The Golf War," she compliments Soos' "W-neck" idea. Pacifica was reluctant to wear Mabel's llama sweater despite the necessity for the Zodiac ritual but relents after Mabel glares at her.

In the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends story "Face It", Pacifica is shown to be obsessed with her looks as she was raised by parents to be perfect no matter what and that beauty is everything. By the end of the story though, she understands that looks aren't everything. On the site Shmeb You Unlocked, it is also revealed that Pacifica secretly is very good at puns, as well as the fact that she is secretly a "Level 100 DeathSlayer" on the videogame Bloodcraft: Overdeath, and her favorite food is really anything that is deep-fried.[9]

Appearance[]

Pacifica Northwest flaunt

Pacifica has long beach blonde hair with bell-shaped bangs and dark blue eyes. Pacifica usually wears a purple jacket with a short lavender dress, a periwinkle belt, and black leggings with cream-colored boots. She wears heavy purple eyeshadow and lavender hoop earrings.

During Pioneer Day, Pacifica wore a light turquoise dress with a purple belt around it, and a yellow belt buckle in the front. She also wears black leggings underneath her cream boots and has a coonskin cap. Attached to her ears are purple arrowhead earrings and she has a skinny purple bracelet around her arm. She is still wearing the heavy purple eyeshadow.

Pacifica experiences a design change going into Season 2. Her hair has a strip in it and more hollow, as you can see under it. Her eyes are no longer partially covered by her hair, which is now fully seen.

When playing mini-golf, Pacifica wears a purple polo shirt (with her monogram stitched in pink on the right side of her chest), a white skirt, a white glove on her right hand, a purple wristband on her left arm, pink socks with purple diamond patterns, diamond earrings, and white golfing shoes.

Pacifica Northwest appearance

At her fancy party, Pacifica began off wearing a simple, "lake foam green" dress and has notable waves in her hair. This dress also has a green waistband with darker green trim, matching green gloves, a matching choker with a diamond set in it, and the diamond earrings from her golfing outfit. She said she kind of liked it, but her parents made her change because it didn't fit with the theme. She later wears a purple dress with black puffy shoulder sleeves (and a similar black rim at the bottom of the gown), an oval purple neck-piece, and earrings sporting two diamonds per ear. She wears lighter purple-pinkish high heel shoes with a diamond on each.

However, during Weirdmageddon, when she joined the band of survivors associated with Stan taking shelter inside the Mystery Shack, Pacifica was reduced to wearing a potato sack that was remade into a makeshift dress, as opposed to her usual fine clothing. Later, she wore a yellow llama sweater provided to her by Mabel. Afterwards, she resumed wearing her typical outfit.

Relationships[]

Preston Northwest and Priscilla Northwest[]

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Pacifica's parents would rather attend a party than watch her mini golf tournament.

Pacifica's relationship with her parents is strained. While they appear united in their disdain for ordinary people, Preston and Priscilla pressure their daughter, reminding her to place a high value on winning and looks. They do not provide emotional support for her as their own matters often take priority over Pacifica, to the point that they do not witness her Golf-Off against Mabel in favor of attending a party.

It is revealed in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" that her parents are very controlling, having conditioned Pacifica to immediately fall into line at the sound of a bell, which her father rings when she is somehow defying orders. Her mother is also seen to be very fussy and picky about Pacifica's manners and attire, scolding her for wearing a "lakefoam green" dress as opposed to "seafoam green", and remaining uncaring when Pacifica insists she likes the first dress (though Pacifica ends up wearing a different dress entirely). These circumstances explain Pacifica's inability to defy her parents, though by the end of the episode, with Dipper's support, she chooses to open the mansion gates to save everyone, against her father's orders. Afterward, she takes joy in stepping on her parents' favorite carpet pattern with muddy shoes, asserting her newfound freedom.

By "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Pacifica has seemingly conquered her fear of Preston, as she doesn't hesitate to disagree with him when he offers Bill Cipher his allegiance and her father does not use the bell to silence her. She reacts with horror when Bill disfigures him, but makes no move towards him and instead runs to her mother. This interaction implies that Pacifica is closer to her mother than she is to her father, as Priscilla is always the one Pacifica goes to when she is distressed.

Pacifica is visibly affected by her parents' being made a part of Bill Cipher's throne: while she recognizes they're "bad", she believes even they don't deserve such a fate. After the throne is dismantled, Pacifica and her parents are happily reunited. She also looks to them for approval to take McGucket's when taking her place as part of the zodiac. They encourage her, telling her to do what "nobody in [their] family" has done: "touch the hillbilly".

In the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends story "Face It", it is revealed that Pacifica's parents put pressure on her to maintain her looks, telling her that beauty is everything. It's also shown that while Pacifica was younger, Priscilla only read her the first part of "The Ugly Duckling", then ripped out the remaining pages of the book, so that Pacifica wouldn't learn about the real ending of the story, instead believing that the duckling never made any friends because of its looks.[4]

Mabel Pines[]

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Mabel and Pacifica's opposite personalities tended to clash.

It's noted that Pacifica's serious and proud demeanor is arranged to be a complete contrast to Mabel's sillier and empathetic nature. Since first meeting her at a party, Pacifica had been a rival towards Mabel, disliking that Mabel was getting more attention than her. She's very competitive, wanting to beat Mabel by any means and have people recognize her instead. She doesn't hesitate to insult or humiliate Mabel, calling her "silly" and embarrassing her in front of an audience during Pioneer Day, despite Mabel's repeated attempts at friendship.

While their rivalry comes to its critical point during the mini-golf competition, Pacifica seems to let some of the animosity go by the end of "The Golf War", complimenting Mabel on her mini-golfing abilities as they work together to defeat the Lilliputians. She is also less reluctant to being taken back to Northwest Manor by the Pines family and to Mabel's offer of a taco. In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls", Pacifica attempts to maintain a facade of superiority by refusing to wear a sweater that Mabel gave her at first, even saying that she still dresses better than Mabel, despite being dressed in a potato sack at the time. However, Pacifica is part of the rescue team sent in to save Ford Pines. After Bill's defeat, she attends Dipper and Mabel's birthday party and has bought both of them gifts, which she wrapped by herself. Her gift to Mabel is a set of mini-golf clubs.

Mabel is also aware of Pacifica's close friendship with Dipper and takes pleasure in teasing them, with their hug in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" being a primary example. In "Lost Legends", she makes a sweater for Pacifica and accidentally takes a spell from Mr. What's-His-Face when she distracted him at the last second. At the end of the story, Pacifica accidentally texts Mabel about her and Dipper's hug, which leads to Mabel teasing her. She denies their hug and ends the conversation by threatening to send her butler to break Mabel's legs. A cryptogram reveals that Pacifica thinks about the twins daily while working at Greasy's Diner after the end of summer.[5]

Dipper Pines[]

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A despairing Pacifica opens up to Dipper.

Pacifica does not associate much with Dipper, dismissing him as "lame." They possess a mutual dislike for each other mainly due to Pacifica's early mistreatment of Mabel as well as her snobby personality and wealthy lifestyle. Despite Mabel and Pacifica overcoming their differences in "The Golf War," Dipper remained reluctant to accept her, often reminding others that she's "the worst". It would not be until "Northwest Mansion Mystery," when she enlists Dipper's help to get rid of a ghost in her home, that they began to be amicable: after the two of them work together to capture the ghost, Dipper declares her "not that bad", a sentiment that Pacifica seems to share, as she welcomes him to stay at the party and seems glad when he appears to accept.

This acceptance nearly became strained when Dipper discovered the Northwest family (with Pacifica's active participation) had tricked him into dealing with the ghost to save themselves the "shame" of inviting regular townspeople to the party, with Dipper calling her "another link in the world's worst chain". She is remorseful of both her and her family's long list of crimes and is shown to have taken Dipper's words to heart when she rebels against her parents' wishes and lets the townspeople in to defeat the ghost. She and Dipper make amends after that, even sharing a moment of rebellion as they stomp mud on her parents' favorite carpet pattern.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," Pacifica is slightly less aggressive to Dipper in comparison to her interactions with Mabel, though she still threatens to sue him and the other resistance members if she dies during the rescue. After Bill is defeated, she is seen at Dipper and Mabel's birthday party, having brought presents for them and regarding that, she wrapped both of them herself. Her gift to Dipper is a DVD set of his favorite show, Ghost Harassers. Pacifica's signature is seen alongside many others on the "See you next summer" note given to Dipper by Wendy as a parting gift so that he can remember them.

Pacifica and Dipper are mentioned in the Conspiracy Corner segment "Relation Shipping," where McGucket implies that the two may be romantically interested in each other. However, this is followed by a clip of Dipper and Mabel recoiling in disgust. In Journal 3, Dipper mentions that Pacifica "looks kind of okay in an evening dress" and he said "smells like champagne and flowers" when she hugged him. He then questions if there was "some vibe" between the two of them. However, this sentence is crossed out, similar to earlier sentences about Wendy, though Mabel read the sentence, wrote a poem, and told Dipper to start combing his hair.

In the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends story "Face It", Dipper becomes angry with Pacifica when Mr. What's-His-Face takes Mabel's face after Pacifica uses Journal 1 to summon him. Later, after they get captured while trying to save Mabel, Pacifica reveals that she's under a lot of pressure from her parents, believing that without her looks, she isn't sure who she is. Dipper reassures Pacifica that she is more than just a pretty face and shouldn't care what her family thinks. After Pacifica gives up a chance for Mr. What's-His-Face to improve her looks, instead choosing to save Dipper and Mabel, they all escape and Pacifica thanks the twins for helping her realize that she shouldn't obsess over her looks. At the end of the story, Shmebulock reveals a text conversation between Mabel and Pacifica, with Pacifica believing it was Dipper before Mabel reveals that Dipper doesn't have a phone, regarding Pacifica's relationship with Dipper. Mabel suggests that Pacifica has romantic feelings for Dipper, which Pacifica vehemently denies.

In Don't Color This Book! It's Cursed!, Mabel suggests Dipper and Pacifica as a future couple. While Dipper's first response is to reject the idea, Mabel establishes that such a relationship would be after Pacifica is fully "cured" of her rich-kid egotism by the twin's friendship with her. Dipper's following reaction is "hmmm..." before the book moves on.

Sightings[]

Season 1

Shorts

Season 2

Games

Quotes[]

"Honestly, who's gonna compete against me? Fork girl? Lizard lady? Ha ha ha!"
—Pacifica Northwest[source]

"Aw, 'it' thinks it's gonna win. Wait, did you hear that? People cheering for the weird girls? Yeah, me neither."
—Pacifica insulting Mabel[source]

"Well, if it isn't the Pines family. Fat, old, lame, braces."
—Pacifica insulting Soos, Stan, Dipper, and Mabel[source]

"Great, actually! That's the thing about money! It makes problems go away!"
—Pacifica to Dipper[source]

"Like, let's do this."
—Pacifica Northwest[source]

"Can I pay you to pretend that never happened?"
—Pacifica to Dipper[source]

"You wanna know why this room was locked up? This is what I found in here. A painted record of every horrible thing my family's ever done: lying, cheating. And then there's me: I lied to you just because I'm too scared to talk back to my stupid parents. You were right about me, I am just another link in the world's worst chain."
—Pacifica to Dipper[source]

"My mom always said people judge a book by its cover. I need my cover, Dipper. Because without it... I'm not sure who I really am."
—Pacifica to Dipper[source]

"Hey! Even in a sack, I still look better than you!"
—Pacifica to Mabel[source]

"Just so you all know: if I die, I'm suing all of you!"
—Pacifica Northwest[source]

Trivia[]

  • Gravity Falls Series Pitch Bible-10

    Pacifica in the series Pitch Bible

    Her name is a pun on the "Pacific Northwest" region of North America, a region containing Oregon, the state in which the show is based and where creator Alex Hirsch spent his summers as a kid with his family.
    • The name "Pacifica" means "peaceful". While this may have initially been done for irony, it becomes more meaningful because of her actions in "Northwest Mansion Mystery."
  • During season 1, Pacifica became a relatively popular character, which Alex Hirsch didn't expect because she was created as Mabel's diametric opposite and as such was a total terror compared to Mabel. She began getting further character development in season 2, partially because of this and partially because it was decided in making that season to give most characters more depth.[1]
  • Pacifica's favorite color is hot pink, despite the fact that purple is her signature color.[10]
    • In contrast, Mabel's favorite color is purple, despite pink being the color of her signature sweater.
  • She is unfamiliar with the concept of sharing and can't even pronounce the word correctly—when Pacifica did try to pronounce it, she pronounced it as "SHAW-ring."[7]
  • In the website unlocked from a series of codes in Lost Legends, the following trivia about Pacifica was revealed...
    • Pacifica's blood-type is 'Blue', which is a play on words; "Blue blood" means a line of royalty or noble birth.
    • Her net worth is "YOWZA," implying she is insanely wealthy.
    • She is the winner of the Little Miss Gravity Falls Preteen Beauty Pageant and a winner of the Northwest Scholarship for Northwests to Northwest Private School sponsored by the Northwests.
    • She has been featured in Wealthstyles of the Rich and Cashulous on the Jealousy Network.
    • Her hobbies are Mini golf, beauty pageants, pony stacking and foxhunting.
    • Her natural hair color is 'Inconclusive', likely a reference to both her parents being brunettes, giving credence to the idea that her blonde hair is dyed or she may have inherited that trait from a recessive gene (1:4 odds). Mabel has also remarked regarding it, "Your parents are both brunettes. Let's get real, girl."
    • Despite saying her favourite food is "Pheasant stuffed with lobster stuffed with ravioli stuffed with only the most ironic New Yorker cartoons," Pacifica's secret actual favorite food is deep-fried anything.
    • In a code
    • It's also revealed on the website that she has a secret hobby of playing a first-person shooter called Bloodcraft: Overdeath. She is a level 100 Deathslayer, and her gamertag is "PLATINUMPAZ".
      • Bloodcraft: Overdeath may be a reference to the video game franchise Warcraft and the game Overwatch, both developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
        Pacifica working at Greasey’s Diner concept art

        Concept art of Pacifica's post Weirdmageddon life, working at Greasy's Diner.

  • At Momocon in 2017, Alex Hirsch stated that he imagined Pacifica getting a side job at Greasy's Diner and working with Lazy Susan post, her family losing all their money and Northwest Manor. [11][12] This was confirmed in a code found on the Shmeb-You-Unlocked website that states, Pacifica did get a job there and still thinks about the Pines twins daily.
  • There are several indications of Pacifica's connection to the Zodiac, as she was given the llama sweater in "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls." In addition, there is a painting featuring llamas in Northwest Manor's hidden room in "Northwest Mansion Mystery." In Lost Legends, she owned a stuffed llama toy.
  • In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," the ghost burns a Northwest family picture in the climax, in which a young Pacifica's smile is similar to Mabel's. This indicates that as a child, Pacifica shared the same silliness with Mabel until her parents forced it out of her, putting her initial disdain for Mabel in a new light.
  • In "Society of the Blind Eye," one of the memory tubes in "The Hall of the Forgotten" has "Pacifica Memories" written on it, meaning that Pacifica had her memory erased at least once. It is possible that the society erased her memories regarding the Lilliputtians.
  • There are hints that Pacifica may or may not have feelings for Dipper in "Northwest Mansion Mystery," "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, and Lost Legends. And in Don't Color This Book! It's Cursed!, Dipper, while not saying yes, also does not protest Mabel's matchmaking list that has him and Pacifica together.
    • Despite this, Dipper and Pacifica canonically are not a couple, and presumably don't have romantic feelings for each other. Alex Hirsch, while hinting at it on occasions, is not interested in exploring further shipping with the characters.[citation needed]
  • Pacifica was an inspiration for Matt Braly when creating Anne Boonchuy, the protagonist of his own show Amphibia, as he wanted Anne to go through a similar arc as Pacifica, from being a self-centered girl to improving and becoming a better person.[13]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (August 16, 2013).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Northwest Mansion Mystery." Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. February 16, 2015. No. 10, season 2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Double Dipper." Tim McKeon, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt, Aaron Springer (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 10, 2012. No. 7, season 1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gravity Falls: Lost Legends by Disney Book Group. July 24, 2018. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1368021425.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Shmeb You Unlocked: Book 4. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020. Retrieved on July 31, 2018.
  6. "The Time Traveler's Pig." Aury Wallington, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt, Aaron Springer (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 24, 2012. No. 9, season 1.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "The Golf War." Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. August 11, 2014. No. 3, season 2.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 "Irrational Treasure." Tim McKeon, David Slack, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 17, 2012. No. 8, season 1.
  9. https://partners.disney.com/shmeb-you-unlocked/book-4
  10. "Mabel's Guide to Color." Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. February 6, 2014. No. 10, inter-season animated shorts.
  11. Vrai Kaiser (July 6, 2017). An Interview With Alex Hirsch. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020.
  12. https://x.com/TheMysteryofGF/status/883005799328604160
  13. Disney Channel TV PR [@DisneyChannelPR] (June 6, 2019). Some of #Amphibia creator @radrappy's inspirations for Anne stemmed from his work on the character Pacifica Northwest in #GravityFalls. He wanted Anne to go through a similar redemption arc & become a character people rooted for. The series premieres June 17 on #DisneyChannel. (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 13, 2022.

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V - E - H - D Characters and Creatures in Gravity Falls
Characters
Main Bill Cipher | Dipper Pines | Gideon Gleeful | Mabel Pines | Stan Pines | Ford Pines | Soos Ramirez | Wendy Corduroy
Supporting Abuelita | Agent Powers | Agent Trigger | Blendin Blandin | Bud Gleeful | Candy Chiu | Deputy Durland | Grenda Grendinator | Lazy Susan | Lee | Manly Dan | Nate | Old Man McGucket | Robbie Valentino | Shandra Jimenez | Pacifica Northwest | Preston Northwest | Priscilla Northwest | Sheriff Blubs | Sprott | Tambry | Tats | Thompson | Toby Determined | Tyler Cutebiker
Minor Alex Hirsch | Anti-Mabel | Ascot and Dickie Sibling | Billy | Blind Ivan | Bobby Renzobbi | Carla | Carla McCorkle | Caryn Pines | Charlie (kid) | Charlie (talk show host) | Crampelter | Davey | Deuce | Donna | Doug | Earl | Emma Sue | Emmet and D'Shawn | Ergman Bratsman | Fertilia Mecc | Filbrick Pines | Gabe Benson | Gary | Ghost-Eyes | Gorney | Grady Mecc | Granny Sweetkin | Greg and Janice Valentino | Handlebar Bros. | Hank | Harry Claymore | Jean-Luc | Jeffy Fresh, Byrone, and Rosie | Jimmy | Jorge and Rico | Justin Kerprank | Killbone | Lolph and Dundgren | Marcus, Kevin and Gus | Mariah | Marius von Fundshauser | Mayor Befufftlefumpter | Melody | Meredith | Mikey R. | Mr. and Mrs. Pines | Mr. Poolcheck | Mrs. Gleeful | Nathaniel Northwest | Nicolas | Quentin Trembley | Reggie | Reginald | Rich | Rosanna | Santiago | Sassica | Sergei | Shmipper and Smabble | Steve | Stretch | Sue | Tad Strange | Table Mabel | Tate McGucket | Thistle Downe | Tyler's mother | The Peaks Twins
Unnamed characters America guy | Angry lady | Aquatic restaurant cook | Bats Biker | BeeblyBoop's clerk | Billy's mother | Bus Driver | Charlie's mother | Corn costume guy | Corn maze girl | Greasy's Diner cook | Greasy's Diner shopkeeper | Greasy's Diner waitress | Hank's son | Hank's wife | Log Land girl | Mattress King | Mecc children | Meredith's crush | Mummy Kid | Pacifica's Friends | Pizza Guy | Pool Jail kid | Pop Pop | Principal of Glass Shard Beach High School | Prison Counselor | Reggie's fiancée | Soos' cousins | Soldier Kid | Summerween Superstore worker | TV Reporter Lady | Unnamed bald biker | Unnamed bearded fisherman | Unnamed beautiful woman | Unnamed big-chinned man | Unnamed big-nosed man | Unnamed biker | Unnamed blonde boy in teal | Unnamed blonde girl with pink bow | Unnamed blonde man in pink | Unnamed blonde woman in blue | Unnamed blue sweatshirt woman | Unnamed bouncer | Unnamed boy in blue | Unnamed boy in green | Unnamed boy in teal | Unnamed brown cap boy | Unnamed brown vest fisherman | Unnamed buck-toothed fisherman | Unnamed buck-toothed girl | Unnamed cat lady | Unnamed chubby man in black | Unnamed chubby boy in blue | Unnamed workman | Unnamed cook | Unnamed dispatcher | Unnamed doctor | Unnamed elderly man | Unnamed fanny pack man | Unnamed fanny pack woman | Unnamed fisherman with glasses | Unnamed football players | Unnamed girl in blue | Unnamed girl in light blue dress | Unnamed girl in pink | Unnamed girl with a ponytail in pink | Unnamed girl with a ponytail in purple | Unnamed girl with glasses | Unnamed girl with purple sweater | Unnamed goth | Unnamed gray mustache man | Unnamed hiker | Unnamed hillbilly | Unnamed lawyer | Unnamed librarian | Unnamed "Lil' Stanley" fan | Unnamed lumberjack | Unnamed mailman | Unnamed man in black | Unnamed man in blue | Unnamed man in blue shirt | Unnamed man in blue vest | Unnamed man in brown | Unnamed man in cat sweater | Unnamed man in green | Unnamed man in pink | Unnamed man in red | Unnamed man in white | Unnamed miner | Unnamed mother and baby | Unnamed mustache man in red | Unnamed news anchor | Unnamed Northwest butler | Unnamed old man with a white visor | Unnamed old woman in pink | Unnamed old woman in purple | Unnamed pigtailed girl | Unnamed pointed nosed woman | Unnamed propeller cap boy | Unnamed puffy haired boy | Unnamed purple cap boy | Unnamed red cap man | Unnamed red vested woman | Unnamed rich man | Unnamed rich son | Unnamed scout lady | Unnamed singing hippie | Unnamed soul patch man in blue | Unnamed soul patch man in green | Unnamed sweaty man | Unnamed taxi driver | Unnamed ticket seller | Unnamed traveler | Unnamed turtle guy | Unnamed veteran | Unnamed woman in blue | Unnamed woman in blue overalls | Unnamed woman in green | Unnamed woman in orange | Unnamed woman in overalls | Unnamed woman in purple | Unnamed woman in teal | Unnamed woman in yellow | Unnamed workman | Upside-Down Town boss | Woodpecker guy | Unnamed man with Briefcase
Groups Discount Auto Mart Warriors | Football players | Globnar Tributes | Tourists | Pioneers | Real people | Unseen characters | Alternate Universe Versions of Mabel
Animals Cheekums | Donald, Sandy, and Mr. Cat Face | Gompers | List of animals | Northwests' dog | Waddles
Creatures
Species and groups Arachnimorphs | Creatures of Weirdmageddon | Cursed Egyptian super termites | Dinosaurs | Dipper clones | Disembodied hands | Eye-Bats | Fairies | Floating Eyeballs | Flying skulls | Geodites | Ghosts | Giant Vampire Bats | Gnomes | Leprecorns | Lilliputtians | List of creatures | Little green men | Mabeland inhabitants | Manotaurs | Merpeople | Pan-dimensional beings | Plaidypuses | Snadger | The Undead | Unicorns | Wax figures
Resident creatures Archibald Corduroy | Baby pterodactyl | Bat Boy | Big Henry | Bigfoot | Bumblebeast | Candy monster | Celestabellebethabelle | Chutzpar | Cooler monster | Cycloptopus | Franz | Giant eyeball | .GIFfany | Gobblewonker | Gremloblin | Gremularth | Hide Behind | Island Head Beast | Leaderaur | Lilliputtian head knight | Lilliputtian pirate captain | Limby Jimmy | Ma and Pa Duskerton | Mr. What's-His-Face | Multi-Bear | Octavia | Paper Jam Dipper | Polly | Pterodactyl | Rumble McSkirmish | Sev'ral Timez | Shape Shifter | Sister Mary Hilda Miley | Steve | Summerween Trickster | Tentacle Monster | Thing 26 | Tracey and Quattro | Tyrone
Non-resident creatures Axolotl | Chamelius Pendraggin | Darlene | Jersey Devil | Kraken | Love God | Mermando | The Oracle | Purple Spy | Queen of the Manatees | Sarcasti-Pup | Space lizard
Fantasy creatures Aoshima | British dog man | Centaurtaur | Clay monsters | Dippy Fresh | Ernesto | Flavor Pups | Footbot | Griffin | Hand Witch | Hot Elf | Impossibeast | Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein | Ogres | Probabilitor the Annoying | Shimmery Twinkleheart | Stuffed Animal Tree | Waffle Guards | Xyler and Craz
Creatures from the future Cyclocks | Time Baby
Creatures from the Nightmare Realm 8 Ball | Amorphous Shape | Bill Cipher | Creature with 88 different faces | C-3-lhu | Giant Ear | Hand Monstrosity | Hectorgon | The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity | Keyhole | Kryptos | Lava Lamp Guy | Paci-Fire | Purple spider with arms in his mouth | Pyronica | Teeth | Zanthar
Sentient objects Cursed Doors | Mailbox | Tumbleweed Terror
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