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The Summerween Trickster is a large, light purple monster with a yellow jack-o-lantern mask. He makes an appearance in "Summerween", in which he threatens to eat Dipper, Mabel, Grenda, Candy, and the other kids of Gravity Falls if they do not obtain 500 candies in order to meet his quota for the night. He is also the main antagonist of the episode.
The Summerween Trickster first appears by spying on Dipper as he discards of rejected "loser" candy from a nearby bush. At the front door of the Mystery Shack, Dipper insults the monster by repeatedly closing the door and refusing to give him the candy he desires. When Mabel willingly opens it and apologizes, the creature, disguised by a mask and coat, enters and threatens to devour Dipper, Mabel, Grenda, and Candy if they are unable to acquire 500 pieces of candy by the time of the last jack-o-melon burning out and uses a trick-or-treater named Gorney as an example by swallowing him whole while shouting to the others to "Remember me!"; he then crawls over the roof out of sight. Dipper, who anticipated joining Wendy at a Summerween party, 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, however, the Trickster reappears and frightens the gang.
The kids are eventually able to obtain enough pieces of candy, but when Dipper pushes the candy supply into a nearby bush as Wendy passes by, he later discovers that the candy had fallen into a river. The Summerween Trickster then finally confronts the children, upset to discover that the candy had been lost. He then attempts to devour the children, but is run over 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 hideous, malformed beast.
The gang crash into the Summerween Superstore and hide among the shelves as the monster begins to search for them furiously. They then use costumes to disguise themselves in order to escape, but when Soos drew sound from an electronic laughing skeleton, he was devoured. The kids begin to use costume weapons to strike him repeatedly. The monster then grabs the children and reveals its true face and explains that he was made from discarded candies the teenagers dumped and planned to seek revenge from all the "loser" candy that had been ignored and discarded by the children of Gravity Falls. Soos then emerges from the monster, bursting out from its body, and begins to eat on the beast's candy innards, Gorney later resurfaces. The monster then cries in joy after finally being viewed as delicious candies by Soos.
The Summerween Tricker is unusually tall, first seen disguised in a yellow jack-o-lantern mask and a brown coat. 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 body is made up entirely of candy.
The Summerween Trickster is shown to be incredibly agile and quick, able to move both on two legs and all fours. When moving quadrupedally, its motions are similar to those of a spider. It can also jump extremely high, able to reach the tops of buildings easily, and incredibly strong, able to lift people with a single hand and tear off car doors with relatively little effort.
Along with all of that, it can also reform if smashed to pieces, regenerate limbs, shape-shift (e.g. change size, grow extra limbs), and swallow an entire person. As if that weren't enough, the Trickster also seems to possess other, more paranormal powers, such as being able to light a jack-o'-melon with a finger tip. Its presence also seems to cause strange events such as lights flickering and sudden, chilling winds to occur.
- The Summerween Trickster can be seen at 0:33 in Made Me Realize, in one of the pictures.
- His second form is an homage to No Face from the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away.
- He has a close resemblance to Slenderman.
- 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 Trickster is the cause of death for at least three teenagers: Jeffy Fresh, Byrone and R-R-Rosie.
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