Stanley Pines

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Name: Stanley “Grunkle Stan” Pines
Occupation: Con Artist, businessman
Relationships: Stanford Pines (Twin brother), Mabel Pines (great niece), Dipper Pines (great nephew), Bill Cipher (mortal enemy), Soos (employee), Wendy Corduroy (employee), Unnamed Parents
Fandom: Gravity Falls
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Grunkle Stan is one of the secondary protagonists of the Disney cartoon Gravity Falls. While his real name is Stanley Pines, for much of the show he is known by the alias Stanford "Stan" Pines.


Loud, grouchy, and a great Grunkle, Stan is one of the fan favorites in Gravity Falls due to his down to earth, sometimes even just plain rude outlook on life. He puts up a barrier of nihilism as a defense mechanism, but secretly knows exactly what is important, and what to prioritize.

Stan is the great uncle and summer guardian of the Pines twins. After many years of crime and infamy, he has taken up residence in the remote town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, where he exploits local lore to run a dubious tourist trap known as the Mystery Shack.


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Many Stan fans cite S02E01, in which Stan takes off his hat and fights off zombies with a pair of brass knuckles, as a favorite moment.


Stancest is the most common shipping that features Grunkle Stan. Despite being a fan favourite, he's shunned in the shipping department compared to his other family members.

Pairing Name
Stan Pines/Stanford Pines Stancest
Stan Pines/Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Stanchez
Stan Pines/Bill Cipher Stanbill
Stan Pines/Fiddleford McGucket Fiddlestan
Stan Pines/Carla McCorkle Starla


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