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    In the episode "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls ", Bill Cipher travels into the mind of Stanley Pines (cleverly disguised as Stanford) in order to find the equation that is needed to escape the town. When he enters to room to find Stanley, Stanford (in the real world) begins to erase his mind using the gun first introduced in the episode "Society of the Blind Eye ". As he does, the room goes up in flames; blue flames to be exact (this is important because it the the color of flames when Bill makes a deal). Slowly, he is engulfed in the flames and takes many different forms as he is meeting his untimely demise. He speaks in a backwards message as he plunges further into madness before finally being defeated by a punch to the eye delivered by Stanley.

    There is much speculation as to what Bill Cipher is saying, but the most common iteration is as follows:

    A-X-O-L-O-T-L, my time has come to burn! I invoke the ancient power that I may return!

    Meaning

    Ever since this aired, loyal GF theorists have rushed to analyze this from start to finish, trying to figure out what Bill is saying as he dies. Some believe instead of saying A-X-O-L-O-T-L, Bill is instead screaming the A out in agony as he dies, followed by spelling out X-O-L-O-T-L.

    Xolotl is an Aztec deity often associated with: underworld, misfortune, sickness and twins.

    An axolotl is often referred to as a "water salamander", and is a rare creature known for being able to regrow its body parts.

    He could be calling out to the deity of the underworld as he collapses, also because a central theme of the show is the bond between twin siblings. Or, since we see Bill regrowing his eye (twice actually), it could be a reference to him acting like an axolotl and regenerating after his demise. And, A-X-O-L-O-T-L is the keyword used to solve the cipher on the bus seat near the end of the episode, so it is most likely that he is spelling out axolotl.

    Along with this, there is an analysis of the rest of it too. Some people believe him saying "I may return" is a nod from Alex that A) Bill could return to Gravity Falls B) Gravity Falls itself could make a comeback, or C) there could be a spin-off involving Bill. It could also just be a “you haven’t seen the last of me!” exclamation that villains often shout as they’re dying. But, coming from the show where one of the main symbols (the cipher wheel) is an archaic prophecy, ancient powers might not be something to just shake off.

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    • All very interesting

      My theory is: In-universe, it was a failed attempt at a resurrection, or else an effort to at least convince himself he would return as he's clearly undergoing VillainousBreakdown at this point. Out-of-universe, probably a way of teasing us as to whether Bill could potentially make a return (though it was said this was the final episode), or else making fun of how fans always speculate of villains returning even after they're dead (and sometimes they do)

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    • Get this: In a gravity falls book, the gang meet the all-powerful entity called axolotl. when given one question, dipper asks what he knows about bill, and axolotl replies (In riddle form) that if bill says his name, he will be reborn once again. Mind blown?

      We'll

      Meet again

      Don't know where

      Don't know when

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    • I KNEW IT!

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    • It  makes me sad that people post on the forum almost everyday but the chat is always empty now xD

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    • Ever thought that Bill might undergo reincarnation?

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    • What the.... ?

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    • From memory, during the annoucement of cipher hunt, wasn't it said "whatever you do, do NOT shake the statue's hand!"? Because if so, maybe the statue is some sort of revival attempt, with his hand being shook/making a deal being the way to revive bill.

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    • in the journal 3 book it is revealed that our world is another world that exists in canon, so maybe bill came into our world as a statue and will reincarnate into whoever shakes his hand (simmilar to what he did to dipper and mabel)

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    • That final message really makes me believe Bill and Gravity Falls (the show) will back somehow. In Cipher Hunt, the guy who found it shake the statue and Alex said not to shake the statue. It may be a hint that if anyone shake his statue, Bill will be back, maybe after rebuilding his body that may take a time. And Axolotl can regrow it's body part, then it means, so does Bill. I really believe someday GF will return, because they really should

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    • Haha! That's my favorite animal (or reptile?)

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    • RobertPines wrote:

      What the.... ?

      Sixty degrees that come in threes.



      Watches from within birch trees.



      Saw his own dimension burn.



      Misses home and can't return.



      Says he's happy. He's a liar.



      Blame the arson for the fire.



      If he want's to shirk the blame.



      He'll have to invoke my name.



      One way to absolve his crime.



      A different form, a different time.



      -Axolotl from Time Pirate's Curse, responding to Dipper. 



      A-X-O-L-O-T-L, my time has come to burn, i invoke the ancient power that I may return!



      - Bill ciper, before his demise in the final(? Might be more later on?) episode.



      Tl;dr, Bill said a chant and will come back and be redeemed.

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    • So the evil triangle is off somewhere in another space-time continnuum absolving the bs he did to Gravity Falls. So that means, once he's done absolving the...... stuff he did, he'll get his form back and rain hell on GF again?

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    • Bill is just the Illumitati triangle its illuminati with a B its Billuminati  illuminati with 

      if you turn the B 90 degrees you get unlimited shape so Bill is unlimited illumitani

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    • I think that Bill is going to return as Will Cypher, the reverse Bill. Anyone else a fan of Reverse Falls?

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    • Greetings! 

      Yes, I've heard of Reverse Falls, and am a big fan of the idea of Multiple Universes. Not just fictional ones, mind you, but real ones as well. I've lived in multiple worlds throughout my existence, and each one was better then the last. 

      And as for Bill Cipher, I believe that the answer is right in front of you. You only have to look closely. 

      Bye bye! 

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    • Hi, I'm from Czech Republic. I wondered if he could better understand with dubbing, and then I found out he was saying something other than in English. It looks like you are interested about it. Do not you know how it is with other languages? (Sorry for the mistakes of my english is not the best :))

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    • And what does McGucket say backwards in "A tale of two Stans" in other languages.

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    • He can not understand Even in English, if I know, he talked in a Encoded

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    • What I look at other backwards is only the last one from Bill before he died with dabing

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    • Interesting. Well, keep looking.

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    • I'm gonna go buy gold and hide all my coffee so he can't turn it into decaf now! Guuuy! We gotta save all the coffee!!!

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    • Go do that. I'll be waiting for the world to end (again).

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    • You probably also knew this but, it could mean THE Axolotl. In the Gravity Falls choose your own adventure book, Dipper and Mabel meet the Axolotl. It is shown to be the equivilent of a god. Dipper and Mabel are both are given the chance to ask one question.Mabel wastes hers but Dipper asks the Axolotl what he knows about Bill Cipher. The Axolotl responds with: 

      "Sixty degrees that come in threes.

      Watches from within birch trees.

      Saw his own dimension burn.

      Misses home and cant return.

      Says he's happy. He's a liar:

      Blame the arson for the fire.

      If he wants to shirk the blame,

      He'll have to invoke my name.

      One way to absolve his crime.

      A different form, a different time."

      The reason this is relevent is because it is the Axolotl, and a few more reasons. A couple noticable similaritys between the two phrases are:

      1: "Blame the arson for the fire". This can be referenced to "My time has come to burn".

      2: "He'll have to INVOKE my name'. This may be related to the exact same word being used by Bill."I INVOKE the ancient power that I may return!".

      3: Im pretty sure The Axolotl counts as an "ancient power".

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    • Hmm...interesting...

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    • Vliched wrote:
       

      You probably also knew this but, it could mean THE Axolotl. In the Gravity Falls choose your own adventure book, Dipper and Mabel meet the Axolotl. It is shown to be the equivilent of a god. Dipper and Mabel are both are given the chance to ask one question.Mabel wastes hers but Dipper asks the Axolotl what he knows about Bill Cipher. The Axolotl responds with: 

      "Sixty degrees that come in threes.

      Watches from within birch trees.

      Saw his own dimension burn.

      Misses home and cant return.

      Says he's happy. He's a liar:

      Blame the arson for the fire.

      If he wants to shirk the blame,

      He'll have to invoke my name.

      One way to absolve his crime.

      A different form, a different time."

      The reason this is relevent is because it is the Axolotl, and a few more reasons. A couple noticable similaritys between the two phrases are:

      1: "Blame the arson for the fire". This can be referenced to "My time has come to burn".

      2: "He'll have to INVOKE my name'. This may be related to the exact same word being used by Bill."I INVOKE the ancient power that I may return!".

      3: Im pretty sure The Axolotl counts as an "ancient power".

      In response to what you said about the Axolotl being an ancient power, i'm pretty sure that's accurate, considering it said Bill would have to "invoke my name" to come back.

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    • Hey you know when bill yelled out A-X-O-L-O-T-L except backwards if you read the book not the jornal the Axolotl can actually grant any wish when you call for him. So Bill is still alive because he said if you remember "MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN! I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!" But he said it backwards. So he called for the Axolotl and he wanted to be reveived. But he would come back in a different form and he could be taking over Stan.
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    • Nickokada123 wrote:
      Hey you know when bill yelled out A-X-O-L-O-T-L except backwards if you read the book not the jornal the Axolotl can actually grant any wish when you call for him. So Bill is still alive because he said if you remember "MY TIME HAS COME TO BURN! I INVOKE THE ANCIENT POWER THAT I MAY RETURN!" But he said it backwards. So he called for the Axolotl and he wanted to be reveived. But he would come back in a different form and he could be taking over Stan.

      That is a possibility, however considering how vague the "A different form, a different time" thing is he could come back as literally anything. However, Bill has made appearances in another show (Rick and Morty) so it is possible that he reincarnates in that show. As for a different time, that could be interpreted as being reincarnated in a parallel timeline or being reincarnated in the same timeline, but either in the past or future of that timeline. While it is possible that he could be taking over Stan, the terms of "a different time" means it will either be a few years before he reincarnates in Stan's mind, or he is taking over the Stan of a parallel timeline. 

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    • Is it at all posible that Ford planed all of this to happen the Axolotl say blame the arson for the fire The fire would be the blue flames burning stans memories.The arson would be Ford who was the one that used the memorie gun on Stan.The of course theres the chant Bill made and the possible chance he will take over Stan he even sing We'll meet aigin to us.

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    • Zhex10 wrote:
      So the evil triangle is off somewhere in another space-time continnuum absolving the bs he did to Gravity Falls. So that means, once he's done absolving the...... stuff he did, he'll get his form back and rain hell on GF again?

      Bill Cipher: Soon, Dipper, Mabel, and everyone else will come back. Then I can take my revenge. Or maybe they won't. After all, reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram!

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    • I write this about my A good thing i want to tell you here discussion. The disscussion is here:https://gravityfalls.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:187902 I am using a different account becuase i can,t login to my earlier account Fozylux but i am the same person. I post this is in of your disscussions becuase you don,t want to post in any disscussion someone has created later then this disscussion. The creators can,t create any tv show better then pretty good now becuase they are worse poeple and dumber then they was when they created the Gravity Falls episodes they have created. They can,t create nothing close to a best amazing tv show which Gravity Falls is considered. I telling you a way you can make your life less or more then a medium amount better and you don,t do it. This says that you on this forum are weird becuase any person that have watched Gravity Falls, doesn,t love Gravity Falls less and isn,t weird would do this. If you wouldn,t be weird you would be dumb becuase a person that isn,t dumb does understand that this works. If you think creating one episode makes your life very different you have wrong. Yes if you don,t love Gravity Falls less you could not reply to this but then you don,t think you can make the world better and you only are living to make your life better. You do post on this forum a medium amount, upload images and watch Gravity Falls but you don,t think you are so interested in Gravity Falls that you can create one Gravity Falls Season 3 episode to get less or more then a medium amount of money from it and feel better. I can understand why you wouldn,t want to create multiple episodes. I can,t understand why you do want to create one episode that won,t be one of your favourite episodes but a episode you probably want to watch more then other episodes. The thing that so terrible such as that the creators don,t creating Gravity Falls Season 3 has happened but thanks to internet, Gravity Falls being considered the best cartoon ever and that a Gravity Falls episode you create in the rigth way won,t be protected by copyrigth makes it so poeple lives can be close to being as good as they would be if the creators was creating Gravity Falls Season 3 and you still don,t to do it. You don,t even do things that most poeple would do if they didn,t want to do it such as telling me why you don,t do it. I am sorry if i make you feel worse by writing this but there no other way i can make you create Gravity Falls Season 3 Episode 1 becuase you are weird. If you don,t love Gravity Falls less i want you for the world, you and me do to post that you want to create Gravity Falls Season 3 Episode 1 and if you don,t you are doing a bad thing for the world.

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    • Disclaimer: this is my own ramblings and none of this may make sense

      Alright i recon bill is gonna make a come back. bill cipher is not dead. in fact i can justify this with science. Law of conversion of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed only transferred or transformed. This ties into bill as in sock opera his states "I am a being of pure energy with no weaknesses!" key words being pure energy. Bill cipher cannot die. in fact i there is a chance that the cipher wheel may not even be able to kill Bill and instead banish him to another dimension or block off his magic at least. then there is the theory that bill cipher will come back to possess someone. everyone seems to believe that stan is the one who bill is going to possess. however that may not be the case. Dipper is actually an option for possession. his deal with bill in sock opera never included a time limit. since dipper did get a way into the laptop bill finished his end of the deal in a sense. Dipper however is still bills puppet as part of the deal. And before someone says something about ford, bill's deal is over with him "From now until the end of time." was the time limit of the deal and as bill happened to say in weirdmaggedon "TIME IS DEAD AND MEANING HAS NO MEANING." not to mention he killed time baby. as a result bill cannot enter fords mind. so both stan and dipper have chances of being possessed by bill, possibly without knowing. 

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