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Nathaniel Northwest is a character and antagonist from Gravity Falls.

History

Early life

Following Quentin Trembley's impeachment as President of the United States and disappearance from Gravity Falls, the government deemed "local nobody" Nathaniel Northwest as town founder and therefore instating him as the new mayor, a man who believed himself to be a powerful wizard and thus able to eat an entire oak tree. The Northwest Cover-up garnered him an illustrious wealth, prompting him to convince the townspeople to aid in the building of the Northwest Manor. Though many lives were lost during its construction, Nathaniel promised that the lavish parties hosted within the mansion would be welcome for all, but he quickly broke this promise following the manor's completion. Enraged with his deceit, a lumberjack swore vengeance on the Northwest family, vowing to return from the grave 150 years later to murder their descendants, should they fail to allow the commoners entry to their parties.

Despite his newly-acquired wealth, Nathaniel remained mentally unstable and erratic, eventually dying due to choking on oak bark in an attempt to prove himself a wizard. It was noted that all who knew him did not like him and that he would not be missed. His legacy lived on through his successors, and the people of Gravity Falls memorialized him as the hero who erected their town. In the years following, relatives and descendants of the Northwest family committed numerous misdeeds and crimes under the protection of their wealth and reputation, including betraying Native tribes, embezzling from the town, and slaughtering dozens of animals.

Season 1

During the celebration of Pioneer Day in "Irrational Treasure," Pacifica references the prestige of her relation to Nathaniel, however, an entry in Journal 3 reveals Ford's discovery of a conspiracy behind the true town founder. Dipper and Mabel then embark on a hunt that ultimately leads to the discovery of the Northwest Cover-Up, revealing Nathaniel's true identity as a waste-shoveling nobody turned figurehead mayor.

In "Fight Fighters," the statue of Nathaniel Northwest is visible as Dipper and Rumble McSkirmish walk through town.

His statue next appears in "Dreamscaperers," when Bill Cipher mentions his knowledge of famous conspiracies.

Season 2

In "Scary-oke," the statue is seen at the beginning of the episode as the light from the portal flashes over the town.

In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Nathaniel's portrait is hung in the main hall of Northwest Manor and later appears in the Ghost's flashback depicting his betrayal against the people of Gravity Falls.

In "Not What He Seems," the statue is seen when the town floating is shown.

In "The Last Mabelcorn," Mabel dumps glitter on the statue during Mabel's Good Deeds Montage.

In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future," Ford drew the statue of Nathaniel Northwest on his chalkboard about Weirdmageddon.

In "Weirdmageddon Part 1," Nathaniel's statue is briefly seen as Bill claims dominion over Gravity Falls. Shortly after Bill is done with his speech, he melts the statue of Nathaniel.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," Nathaniel's statue reverts back to its original state after Weirdmageddon ends.

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Media
Gravity FallsDisney Super SpeedwayMystery Shack AttackRumble's RevengeDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionLegend of the Gnome GemuletsLost Legends
Characters
Dipper PinesMabel PinesGrunkle StanFord PinesSoos RamirezWendy CorduroyWaddlesBill CipherSheriff BlubsDeputy DurlandManly DanOld Man McGucketTate McGucketGideon GleefulRobbie ValentinoPreston NorthwestPriscilla NorthwestPacifica NorthwestErgman BratsmanBlendin BlandinBud GleefulLazy SusanMr. PoolcheckPaper Jam DipperRumble McSkirmishSummerween TricksterToby DeterminedShandra JimenezTyroneTyler CutebikerDipper ClonesTambryCandy ChiuGrendaMelodyMayor BefufftlefumpterThompsonNateLeeGabe BensenGnomesGompersLilliputtiansSergeiPa and Ma DuskertonManotaursGobblewonkerXyler and CrazWax figuresMulti-BearQuentin TrembleyCheekumsMermandoAoshimaPterodactylAbuelitaMrs. GleefulThe UndeadShape ShifterAgent PowersAgent Trigger.GIFfanySprottLolph and DundgrenTime BabyGreg and Janice ValentinoLove GodMarius von FundshauserGhost of Northwest ManorBlind IvanJustin KerprankProbabilitor the AnnoyingCelestabellebethabelleDarlene
Episodes
Season One: Tourist TrappedThe Legend of the GobblewonkerHeadhuntersThe Hand That Rocks the MabelThe InconveniencingDipper vs. ManlinessDouble DipperIrrational TreasureThe Time Traveler's PigFight FightersLittle DipperSummerweenBoss MabelBottomless Pit!The Deep EndCarpet DiemBoyz CrazyLand Before SwineDreamscaperersGideon Rises

Season Two: Scary-okeInto the BunkerThe Golf WarSock OperaSoos and the Real GirlLittle Gift Shop of HorrorsSociety of the Blind EyeBlendin's GameThe Love GodNorthwest Mansion MysteryNot What He SeemsA Tale of Two StansDungeons, Dungeons, & More DungeonsThe Stanchurian CandidateThe Last MabelcornRoadside AttractionDipper and Mabel vs. the FutureWeirdmageddon

Locations
The Mystery ShackTent of TelepathyUnderground laboratoryGravity FallsGravity Falls ForestNorthwest ManorLake Gravity FallsGravity Falls PoolGravity Falls CemeteryDusk 2 DawnSummerween SuperstoreScuttlebutt IslandMystery MountainFearamid
Objects
Journal 1Journal 2Journal 3Smile DipPitt ColaHeight-altering crystalsCrystal FlashlightCloning Copy MachineCackling SkullsJack O' MelonsSoos' pick-up truckWax StanStanmobileElectron CarpetTape Measure Time MachineMemory GunMystic AmuletUniverse PortalGrappling hookThe Author's LaptopNathaniel Northwest's StatueInfinity-sided DiceTime CuffsShacktron
Songs
Gravity Falls Title ThemeDisco GirlLi'l Ol' MeThe Lamby Lamby DanceHomework's WackMabel's the Boss NowStan Wrong SongDon't Start Un-BelievingTraining MixMabel GirlTaking Over MidnightWe'll Meet AgainIt's Gonna Get Weird
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