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Zanthar, also known as The Being Whose Name Must Never Be Said, is an interdimensional criminal from an unknown dimension who is a member of Bill Cipher's gang.

History[]

Background[]

Eons before the events of the series, Zanthar indulged in criminal activities before being called to join Bill Cipher, along with the rest of his gang.[3]

Season 2[]

In "Weirdmageddon Part 1," during the cold open, Bill introduces Zanthar with the rest of his friends to the residents of Gravity Falls. Afterwards, on Main Street, Zanthar and the other demons watch Bill turn Ford into a lifeless golden statue and taunt Dipper before burning the journals. Later in the episode, Zanthar is seen playing "Spin the Person" and enjoying the "V.I.P." party Bill is having at the Fearamid until Time Baby and the Time Paradox Avoidance Enforcement Squadron crash the party. To the demons' delight, Bill vaporizes Time Baby and his squadron. The party then continues as Zanthar and the other demons rejoice over Time Baby's presumed death.

In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," Zanthar and the rest of Bill's minions attempt to leave Gravity Falls and spread their chaos across the world, but are stopped by an invisible barrier. They are later subjected to Bill's rage over their inability to leave.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls", Zanthar participated in the fight against the Shacktron, during which it rammed the gigantic robot, only for the robot to toss it into the mountains, leaving behind only its party hat. It was sucked back into the Nightmare Realm along with its fellow comrades following Bill's defeat.

Appearance[]

Xanthar appearance

He's a large, primitive, gorilla-like creature with a loaf of bread shaped body and limbs of a gorilla and has four toes. It has dark grey-purple skin with some darker spots and no face. In its place is a light grey-purple patch with some dark grey-purple spots, resembling a loaf of sliced bread. It has small trees and patches of grass or moss growing out of its back, shoulders and other areas. Zanthar's only attire is a lavender-blue party hat with a single purple diagonal stripe across the surface and a yellow pom-pom on top.

Sightings[]

Season 2

Trivia[]

  • In concepts, Zanthar was going to look similar to an island, having things such as a house and a river on its back.[4] Its features are vaguely reminescent of the Island Head Beast, a gigantic, monstrous, disembodied head covered with trees.
  • Zanthar and 8 Ball are the only Henchmaniacs that aren't seen after the fight with the Shacktron.
  • His size varies across his appearances during Weirdmageddon, at times he's the largest of all of the Henchmaniacs, while in other times 8 Ball surpasses his height with raised arms.

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References[]

  1. "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality." Jeff Rowe & Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. November 26, 2015. No. 19, season 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Weirdmageddon Part 1." Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Sunil Hall (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. October 26, 2015. No. 18, season 2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Disney Insider (October 27, 2015). Exclusive: Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch on Weirdmageddon, Part 1. Archived from the original on November 12, 2015. Retrieved on October 27, 2015. “... Bill has spent eons amassing criminals and lunatics from different [italic added] dimensions...”
  4. Xanthar's concept art

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