Early life A young Stan explores his hometown alongside his brother. Stanley Pines was born on June 15th sometime in the late s - early s to Filbrick and his wife in Glass Shard Beach, New Jersey , one of a set of twins. Stan also faced frequent bullying due to his weak appearance as a child, most notably from childhood foe Crampelter. This eventually inspired their father to force the twins into taking boxing lessons, as a means of toughening them up and giving them the strength to overcome their tormentors.
Stan and Carla "Hotpants" McCorkle. Stan's teenage years were initially pleasant, frequenting the 50's-themed Juke Joint with then-girlfriend Carla McCorkle  and building their ship - named the Stan o' war - with Ford, as they hoped to fulfill their childhood dreams of sailing around the world searching for adventure. His aspirations began to crumble near the end of senior year, when Stanford's intellect attracted the interest of West Coast Tech a prestigious college on the other side of the country, which meant he'd move away from him , and with Carla ending their relationship over her infatuation with hippie musician Thistle Downe.
Stan would later confess to having driven Downe's van into a ravine in an act of revenge, which only served to further alienate Carla from him. As his Toffee Peanuts bag was found at the machine's display, Ford accused Stan of sabotage, driving a wedge between the twins and prompting their father to disown Stan for losing them the "potential millions" Ford's scientific achievements would've reaped.
With no friends or family to turn to, a furious Stanley set out on his own, determined to acquire fame and fortune twice the size his twin ever would've earned. Stan's fate as a salesman is destined for disaster. After a failed foray into combing beaches for buried treasure, Stan founded Stan Co. Through his self-managed company, Stan made and sold a variety of cheap and poorly-constructed household utilities, from Stan Co.
Pitchforks whose heads tended to fall off to the "Sham Total" sham towels, both of which resulted in Stan Co. Enterprises, along with Stan himself, being banned from the state of New Jersey. The process repeated itself in Pennsylvania with his rash-inducing"Rip-Off" band aids.
After the failure of his " Stan Vac " vacuums, Stan expanded his business out of the country, resulting in a heist gone awry in Colombia  , which landed him in one of the country's prisons alongside cellmates Jorge and Rico.
Stan attempted to bond with them, much to both prisoners' intense dislike. Upon his release, Stanley returned to the United States. Banned from 32 of the 50 states, imprisoned in three different countries, reduced to renting a room at the Dead End Flats motel, and remaining in debt to Rico, Stan's life had seemingly hit rock bottom - until the arrival of a postcard from his brother Stanford, the first he had heard from his twin in over 10 years.
It contained a desperate plea for Stan's presence. Stan confronts Ford minutes before his disappearance. Stan travelled to his brother's new home in the woods of Gravity Falls, Oregon, to find Ford confined in his shack and borderline insane with paranoia. Ford then revealed his underground laboratory.