Dipper Clones are copies of a person, made from Stan's Copy Machine in the episode "Double Dipper". A clone's only known weakness is contact with liquid of any type.
Each clone created is shown to have the same personality as the original, because of this the clones will either work together or be enemies depending on the person's personality. In "Double Dipper", the clones only turned on Dipper because he strayed from the plan, this shows that the clones will usually be focused on the task at hand and will not stop unless they decide to.
If the clone comes out perfectly they will resemble the original exactly with small changes. For example, the Dipper clones had no pine tree on their hat (they instead had a number that is drawn on with marker) and the Dipper clones will be a pale white since they are paper. These changes are not very noticeable due to the clone only having a different complexion and slight clothing alterations.
Role in the series
Dipper Pines created clones of himself when he needs to be in two places at once. He named the clones by numbers, him being 1, or "Dipper Classic", the second clone being 2, the third clone being 3, and so on. There are ten Dipper clones.
The first clone, originally called "#2", named itself Tyrone. One defective clone, called Paper Jam Dipper, was not numbered, but was kept around.
Clones 5 through 10 and Paper Jam Dipper all eventually disintegrate when hit with water from the Shack's sprinkler system. As Paper Jam Dipper disintegrates, he says, "It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper." Tyrone disintegrates after drinking Pitt Cola, forgetting the consequences. In the series finale "Weirdmageddon", a photo reveals 3 and 4 have made an encampment somewhere in Gravity Falls Forest.
- In the promo, when a clone popped up from paper, the animators appear to use screen tone, which is often used in manga.
- The clones aren't exact copies of their original, as seen in "Double Dipper". They don't wear bow ties like the original Dipper does, nor do they have the blue tree on their hats.
- Number 5 seems to be slightly more quick thinking, for he was the one thought that Dipper shouldn't be the one to dance with Wendy if he didn't follow the plan. Also, he was the one who grabbed Dipper just before he was about to call out.
- The clones all have something that they do well (for instance, 5 has quick thinking).
- The clones' weakness to liquid appears to reference how liquid dissolves ink and paper, what the clones are made from.