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The Universe Portal is a mysterious machine, hidden away in Ford's secret underground laboratory.

Background

After a young Ford encountered Bill Cipher, the demon convinced him to construct the Universe portal under the notion that it would elevate mankind's understanding of the universe. In reality, the portal was intended to merge Bill's realm with Earth to bring chaos, initially unbeknownst to the scientist. Recruiting his friend Fiddleford McGucket, Ford began work on the portal using salvaged UFO technology buried under the town. However, during the initial test run McGucket was partially sucked into the portal and receives horrifying visions concerning the true nature of the portal. He warned Ford to discontinue the project as it could destroy the world itself, but ultimately left the project when Ford refused to.

Eventually, Ford realized that McGucket's warnings were right and learned Bill's true intentions after confronting the demon. Ford then decided to shut down the portal and hid the journals so that it could never be activated again. During this attempt he called his brother Stan to take Journal 1 and hide it somewhere on the other side of the planet. However, Stan was outraged over Ford's apparent unwillingness to reconcile with him and the two began to fight. During the struggle, the portal was activated, and Ford accidentally gets pulled in. At the last minute, he throws Stan Journal 1 and instructs him to use it before he completely disappears, shutting the portal down. With the other two Journals missing, Stan would spend the next thirty years trying to find the missing journals in order to reactivate the portal and bring his brother back.

Description

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Portal with Behenian fixed stars denoted

The main section of the portal is a large, upside down, metal triangle with lights dotting along its edge. There is a large hole in the center and symbols encircling the hole. The symbols represent the Behenian fixed stars, which are a selection of fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications in medieval astrology. The bottom tip of the triangle is connected to a base with many large thick cords. If necessary, there is also an emergency shutdown switch to the right of the portal.

Function

The portal was designed by Ford and McGucket as a gateway to infinite new worlds and unimaginable power. It was initially built to benefit mankind; however, according to McGucket, the more time passes the more unstable the portal becomes, leading to the probability of danger and failures.

To activate the portal, a complex algorithm that can only be completed by owning the journals is required.

Role in the series

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The completed blueprint.

The portal first appears in "Gideon Rises" when Stan obtains all three journals 1, 2, and 3. Using the algorithm inside the journals, Stan successfully reactivates the portal.

In the episode "Not What He Seems", the machine is finally at maximum capacity and begins to open a portal to a parallel dimension. However, this also induces gravity anomalies across town due to its instability. After Mabel is convinced by Stan not to shut down the portal, the portal explodes, destroying most of itself in the process. However, the main centerpiece remains functional as it successfully brings Ford back to his dimension.

In "Dungeons, Dungeons, & More Dungeons", Ford reveals that he has since dismantled the portal because of how dangerous it is. However, a fragment of its instability in the form of an interdimensional rift was all that remained, meaning that Bill still has a way to get to Earth should the rift be shattered.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," when McGucket has everyone turn the Mystery Shack into the Shacktron, the portal's centerpiece can be seen on the midsection of the mech.


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Season One: Tourist Trapped | The Legend of the Gobblewonker | Headhunters | The Hand That Rocks the Mabel | The Inconveniencing | Dipper vs. Manliness | Double Dipper | Irrational Treasure | The Time Traveler's Pig | Fight Fighters | Little Dipper | Summerween | Boss Mabel | Bottomless Pit! | The Deep End | Carpet Diem | Boyz Crazy | Land Before Swine | Dreamscaperers | Gideon Rises
Season Two: Scary-oke | Into the Bunker | The Golf War | Sock Opera | Soos and the Real Girl | Little Gift Shop of Horrors | Society of the Blind Eye | Blendin's Game | The Love God | Northwest Mansion Mystery | Not What He Seems | A Tale of Two Stans | Dungeons, Dungeons, & More Dungeons | The Stanchurian Candidate | The Last Mabelcorn | Roadside Attraction | Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future | Weirdmageddon

Events

Summerween | Weirdmageddon | Pioneer Day

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The Mystery Shack | Tent of Telepathy | Underground laboratory | Gravity Falls, Oregon | Gravity Falls Forest | Northwest Manor | Lake Gravity Falls | Gravity Falls Pool | Gravity Falls Cemetery | Gravity Falls Junkyard | Gravity Falls Library | Gravity Falls Mall | Gravity Falls Maximum Security Prison | Gravity Falls Gossiper | Dusk 2 Dawn | Summerween Superstore | Scuttlebutt Island | Infinetentiary | Globnar Stadium | Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizzamatronic Jamboree | Mystery Mountain | Fearamid

Objects

Journal 1 | Journal 2 | Journal 3 | Smile Dip | Pitt Cola | Height Altering Crystals | Crystal Flashlight | Cloning Copy Machine | Cackling Skulls | Jack O' Melons | Soos' pick-up truck | Wax Stan | Stanmobile | Electron Carpet | Tape Measure Time Machine | Memory gun | Mystic Amulet | Universe Portal | Grappling Hook | The Author's Laptop | Nathaniel Northwest's Statue | Laser Arm Cannon | Time Cuffs | Shacktron

Selected Songs

Gravity Falls Title Theme | Disco Girl | Li'l Ol' Me | The Lamby Lamby Dance | Homework's Wack | Mabel's the Boss Now | Stan Wrong Song | Don't Start Un-Believing | Training Mix | Mabel Girl | Taking Over Midnight | We'll Meet Again

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  • Gravity Falls and the Disney Multiverse

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    • I hope so! I wanted a P&F and GF crossover since the very beggining; those 2 are my favorite Disney show EVER!!!!!!!
    • <div class="quote">GustylovesDisney wrote:<br />I hope so! I wanted a P&F and GF crossover since the very beggini...

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