Richard Pines is the cousin of Dipper and Mabel and one of the many mortals tricked by Bill. First meeting Bill when he was 2 years old, Richard was born in Weirdness and molded by it. By the time of his 13th birthday, it was impossible for him to differentiate between his own thoughts and Bill's. Now at age 14, he is hellbent on unleashing Weirdmageddon on reality and "Liberating" the Human Race. After all, Reality is an Illusion, so why worry?