Gideon Gleeful is that important antagonist that I somehow don’t really care too much about for the most part. I’m honestly surprised I have anything to say about him. But newsflash! I do. Deal with it, skeptics.
Gideon to me when I really think about it is the guy version of Esther from my favorite horror movie: Orphan. They both dress quite fancy, seem sweet and innocent at first, but later on turn out to be a total bitch; or in Gideon’s case, a son of a bitch.
I also like to define him as a yandere. For those of you who don’t know, yandere is a japanese term describing a character who has an attraction to another, to the point of obsession. To make the situation even more creepy, the yandere is often willing to do whatever it takes to make their person of interest ‘mine’; in some cases murder. I feel like Gideon matches this description perfectly. The word ‘yandere’ comes from ‘yanderu’ meaning to be sick, and ‘dere-dere’ which translates to lovestruck.
Another thing I like to note about this character is how I don’t think he and Dipper are really that different. This is partly what writing for Reverse Pines did to me. My version of Reverse Pines tries to match the switched characters to their originals as much as possible. I’ll explain this more in detail in the next rant. Anyways, through this I noticed just how easy it was to turn Dipper into a total psycho. I then compared the two characters and realized just how similar they are.
Let’s face it, everyone in Gravity Falls is slowly going insane. Some slower than others. With Dipper and Gideon, this is impacted by the books as well as their already existing personalities. Book 3 is mainly filled with fun facts about the different creatures in Gravity Falls. It basically acts more like a nature journal, giving something to keep Dipper entertained. Book 2 provides instructions to more magical abilities. It is far too easy to give into the temptation of messing around with magical powers. And since this is Gravity Falls, I believes that this drives Gideon even quicker into insanity. He’s power hungry like that. In Reverse Pines, Gideon is just as curious as our Dipper. This fuels my belief that curiosity had killed the cat; with freakishly large hair.
Plus the two are chasing after girls with a 3 year age difference. A common method used is removing the obstacles in their way. With Dipper it’s having clones steal Robbie’s bike. With Gideon it’s attempting to murder Dipper. Nonetheless, they try to remove the obstacle that blocks them from the girl; ones just more subtle than the other. If the books were switched from the very beginning, I believe the tactics would’ve as well since they affect the state of mind.
I don’t really have much more to say other than, my friend thought he was a Lil’ ol man instead of a Lil’ kid. My laughter almost got us kicked out of the library lol. Well, I guess that’s what the lil guy gets for having such giant white hair. My explanation for that is albinism. I mean, it adds up. White hair, milky skin, and I remember the need for sunscreen in The Deep End. I’ve read that albino’s are at a very high risk of skin cancer. Sunscreen=necessary. That’s just a headcanon though. As for that day in the library, all I got left to note is the number of pedophile jokes. lol