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So, children. Where's my candy?
~ Summerween Trickster

The Summerween Trickster is the main antagonist in the Gravity Falls Season 1 episode, Summerween. He is a mysterious creature who is part of Gravity Falls local legend. He is said to punish children who do not show proper respect to the Summerween spirit.

He was voiced by Jeff Bennett.

History

The Summerween Trickster first appears spying on Dipper from a nearby bush as he discards rejected "loser candy". At the front door of the Mystery Shack, Dipper insults the monster, disguised by a mask and a coat, by repeatedly closing the door and refusing to give him the candy he desires, saying that he is too old and telling him to go visit another house. When Mabel willingly opens the door and apologizes, the creature enters and threatens to devour Dipper, Mabel, Grenda, and Candy if they are unable to acquire 500 pieces of candy by the time the last jack-o'-melon burns out. He then demonstrates this by devouring a young child known as Gorney, who tells them to remember him. Then he crawls over the roof out of sight. Dipper has no other choice but to join the others in trick-or-treating. When Dipper refuses to wear a costume and they get only one piece of candy each, however, the manipulative Trickster reappears and frightens the gang.

The kids are eventually able to obtain enough pieces of candy, but when Dipper hides the candy by pushing it into a nearby bush as Wendy passes by, he later discovers that the candy had fallen into a river. The Summerween Trickster then finally have an argumentative confrontation the children, upset to discover that the candy had been lost. He then attempts to devour the children, but is smashed apart by Soos in a pickup truck. Convinced that the monster is done for, they drive away with Soos, only for the pieces of the Trickster to reassemble into an even more grotesque beast.

The gang crash into the Summerween Superstore and hide among the shelves, as the monster begins to search for them angrily. They then use costumes to disguise themselves in order to escape, but when Soos draws sound from an electronic laughing skull, he was eaten. The kids begin to use costume weapons to strike him constantly. The monster then grabs the children and reveals its true face and explains that he was made from "loser candy" and planned to seek revenge for all of the candy that had been ignored and discarded by the children of Gravity Falls. Soos and Gorney then emerge from the monster, bursting out from its body, and begin to feast on the beast's candy innards. Then the monster joyfully cries after finally being viewed as delicious, if only by Soos.

Personality

Appearance

The Summerween Trickster is made up entirely of candy, hidden beneath layers of patchwork clothing. He is an unusually tall figure, first seen disguised in a lime jack-o-lantern mask, a crumpled brown hat with a dark brown band, a light brown coat, brown pants, and brown shoes. He is able to grow an extra pair of arms and extend them to grasp his victims. In his second form, he appears to be more malformed, crawling on four legs and extending his body to a certain length. His true form is an amorphous purple cluster of candy, with specific pieces forming his true face: he has two mints for eyes, two white and green rolls of a candy for eyebrows, red licorice outlining a mouth, and candy corn for teeth.

Powers and Abilities

The Summerween Trickster is an incredibly agile and flexible creature, able to move both on two legs and all fours with spider-like movements. He is also quite strong and powerful, able to lift people with a single hand and tear off car doors with relatively little effort. As a sentient mass of candy, he can also reform if smashed to pieces, change his shape, and swallow an entire person. The Trickster also seems to possess other, more paranormal powers, such as having an ability to light a jack-o'-melon with a finger tip, cause lights to flicker, and sudden chilling winds to occur.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Summerween Trickster can be seen at 0:33 in the Gravity Falls theme song, in one of the pictures.
  • His second form is an homage to No Face from the 2001 Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away.
  • He has a close resemblance to Slender Man in the Something Awful forums.
  • His mask resembles the logo of the book series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.
  • In the promo for "Summerween", the Trickster is colored a much brighter purple than in the actual episode.
  • The Summerween Trickster is implied to be the cause of death for at least three teenagers: Jeffy Fresh, Byrone, and Rosie, as their gravestones appear in the online game, PinesQuest.

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