History Characters / Gorillaz

16th Jan '17 9:53:48 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: What was her reaction to pirates attacking the cruise ship she was on? Grabbing a Tommy gun and attempting to shoot their planes down herself! She even managed to take down at least one before her boat was destroyed.
* BadassAdorable: When she was a kid at least, now she's just a {{Badass}}.

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* {{Badass}}: What was her reaction to pirates attacking the cruise ship she was on? Grabbing a Tommy gun and attempting to shoot their planes down herself! She even managed to take down at least one before her boat was destroyed.
* BadassAdorable: When she was a kid at least, now she's just a {{Badass}}.badass.
9th Dec '16 12:00:44 AM Mr.French
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At some point in Phase 3, she was shot in the head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn destroyed by the original Noodle, but this was later changed to escaping with Murdoc. Her current status is unknown.

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At some point in Phase 3, she was shot in the sustained a bullet wound to her head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She which eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after in the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It She was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn thought for a time to have been destroyed by the original Noodle, real Noodle after she arrived on Plastic Beach, but this was later changed revealed to escaping with Murdoc.have been a lie told by Murdoc, as she was shown assisting him in his escape from the island in Phase 4's ''The Book of Murdoc''. Her current status is unknown.



* UncertainDoom: While Murdoc claimed that she had been destroyed by Noodle at the end of Phase 3, this was debunked in ''The Book of Murdoc'', which showed her driving the sub that he was using to escape from Plastic Beach. As she has yet to be seen or mentioned in any other content from the phase so far, it is unclear whether she is still active with the band, active but no longer with the band or was destroyed off screen by some other means.



* ArcVillain: While the band has had to face off against several villains behind the scenes, the Boogieman was the first antagonist to ever actually be featured in the videos, and he serves as the primary antagonist throughout phase 3.

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* ArcVillain: While the band has had to face off against several villains behind the scenes, the Boogieman was the first antagonist to ever actually be featured in the videos, and he serves as the primary antagonist throughout phase Phase 3.
8th Dec '16 6:58:09 PM Mr.French
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* TheDandy: A strange case, as he's incredibly unhygienic. Despite this, his fashion sense has a distinct effete and flamboyant flair to it, including such things as high heels and capes, and he always carries himself with a swaggering charisma. Paula actually describes him as one when talking about why she decided to cheat on 2D with him.
2nd Dec '16 4:52:14 AM TFSyndicate
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At some point in Phase 3, she was shot in the head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn destroyed by the original Noodle, but this was later revealed to be a lie. Her current status is unknown.

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At some point in Phase 3, she was shot in the head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn destroyed by the original Noodle, but this was later revealed changed to be a lie.escaping with Murdoc. Her current status is unknown.


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* SexyWalk: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arBrHQ9ZuSs O2 Priority promo]]
19th Nov '16 10:38:38 PM ProfessorDetective
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19th Nov '16 10:37:57 PM ProfessorDetective
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19th Nov '16 10:18:03 PM ProfessorDetective
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* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from an incredibly stupid WideEyedIdealist blissfully unaware of the world around him and a bizarre hero complex towards Murdoc in Phase 1, to a more self aware but still nonetheless idiotic party animal in Phase 2, to the OnlySaneMan in Phase 3. By [="DoYaThing"=] he wants nothing to do with Gorillaz any more.

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* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from an incredibly stupid WideEyedIdealist blissfully unaware of the world around him and a bizarre hero complex towards Murdoc in Phase 1, to a more self aware self-aware but still nonetheless idiotic party animal in Phase 2, to the OnlySaneMan in Phase 3. By [="DoYaThing"=] he wants nothing to do with Gorillaz any more.



* InformedAttractiveness: He's supposedly considered incredibly good looking in universe to the point of becoming an international sex symbol during phase 2. Out of universe, while he certainly has his fans, he's generally considered something similar to UglyCute at best or something out of the UncannyValley at worst.
* IOweYouMyLife: His loyalty to Murdoc is due to his belief in this, when in reality Murdoc did just the opposite.

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* InformedAttractiveness: He's supposedly considered incredibly good looking in universe in-universe to the point of becoming an international sex symbol during phase 2. Out of universe, while he certainly has his fans, he's generally considered something similar to UglyCute at best or something out of the UncannyValley at worst.
* IOweYouMyLife: His loyalty to Murdoc is due to his belief in this, this when in reality Murdoc did just the opposite.



* NonActionGuy: Compared to the rest of the team, 2D is much more likely to curl up into a fetal position when trouble arises. By Phase 3 he's become gutsy enough to attack Murdoc, but is immediately overpowered by him in the ensuing fight. His lack of any survival skills bites him in the ass in the backstory of Phase 4, where he was forced to live off of rotten whale meat after becoming shipwrecked due to his inability to fend for himself.

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* NonActionGuy: Compared to the rest of the team, 2D is much more likely to curl up into a fetal position when trouble arises. By Phase 3 he's become gutsy enough to attack Murdoc, Murdoc but is immediately overpowered by him in the ensuing fight. His lack of any survival skills bites him in the ass in the backstory of Phase 4, where he was forced to live off of rotten whale meat after becoming shipwrecked due to his inability to fend for himself.



* OlderThanTheyLook: While 2D ''has'' gained a few wrinkles over the years, he hardly looks any different in his mid thirties than he did in his early twenties. If anything, he looks ''younger''. He finally looks closer to his age in more recent artwork, largely due to his shorter haircut.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: While 2D ''has'' gained a few wrinkles over the years, he hardly looks any different in his mid thirties mid-thirties than he did in his early twenties. If anything, he looks ''younger''. He finally looks closer to his age in more recent artwork, largely due to his shorter haircut.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: While he's not ''really'' a zombie, 2D cleary has a zombie motif going on, what with his seemingly eyeless sockets, getting revived from an inescapable coma, and being brain dead. As a bonus, his favorite kinds of movies are zombie films.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: While he's not ''really'' a zombie, 2D cleary clearly has a zombie motif going on, what with his seemingly eyeless sockets, getting revived from an inescapable coma, and being brain dead. As a bonus, his favorite kinds of movies are zombie films.



* TheTeamNormal: Murdoc is an insane criminal master mind who is quite possibly the AntiChrist, Noodle is a genetically engineered SuperSoldier, Russel is possessed by demons on a regular basis and later becomes a giant and 2D is... a slow witted, extremely unlucky guy.

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* TheTeamNormal: Murdoc is an insane criminal master mind mastermind who is quite possibly the AntiChrist, Noodle is a genetically engineered SuperSoldier, Russel is possessed by demons on a regular basis and later becomes a giant and 2D is... a slow witted, slow-witted, extremely unlucky guy.



* TookALevelInJerkass: In Phase 2, where he fathers several illegitimate children, frequently brandishes switch blades and has overall become much more cocky. He even makes a few (terrible) attempts at picking on Murdoc, only to immediately back down at return to worshipping him. He's perpetually agitated during Phase 3, though considering the only character he's shown interacting with is Murdoc, it's hard to tell if he's like this with everyone.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Murdoc, big time. 2D will gladly give Murdoc anything he needs, be it a home, money or his internal organs because Murdoc "saved his life". Seemingly gone by Phase 3, but revealed to still be there somewhere in [="DoYaThing"=], where 2D lets Murdoc live at his house ''and'' still hopes that they can some day be real friends.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: In Phase 2, where he fathers several illegitimate children, frequently brandishes switch blades and has overall become much more cocky. cockier. He even makes a few (terrible) attempts at picking on Murdoc, only to immediately back down at and return to worshipping him. He's perpetually agitated during Phase 3, though considering the only character he's shown interacting with is Murdoc, it's hard to tell if he's like this with everyone.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Murdoc, big time. 2D will gladly give Murdoc anything he needs, be it a home, money or his internal organs because Murdoc "saved his life". Seemingly gone by Phase 3, but revealed to still be there somewhere in [="DoYaThing"=], where 2D lets Murdoc live at his house ''and'' still hopes that they can some day someday be real friends.



* VocalDissonance: His tall, lean figure, distant expression and pitch black eyes match Damon Albarn's voice quite well. His speaking voice on the other hand, is the most high pitched and hilarious cockney accent you'll ever hear in your life. Removed by Phase 3, where ArtEvolution has made his appearance fit his speaking voice quite well. Coincidentally, Phase 3 is the phase where he's shown singing on screen the least.

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* VocalDissonance: His tall, lean figure, distant expression expression, and pitch black eyes match Damon Albarn's voice quite well. His speaking voice voice, on the other hand, is the most high pitched and hilarious cockney accent you'll ever hear in your life. Removed by Phase 3, where ArtEvolution has made his appearance fit his speaking voice quite well. Coincidentally, Phase 3 is the phase where he's shown singing on screen the least.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: 2D's hair is this color because of [[ArtMajorBiology an accident early on in his life that caused all of his hair to fall out. When it grew out, it was a "deep, azure blue"]] -- though in Phase 1 it was more of a purple color, and Phase 2 it was rather teal.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: 2D's hair is this color because of [[ArtMajorBiology an accident early on in his life that caused all of his hair to fall out. When it grew out, it was a "deep, azure blue"]] -- though in Phase 1 it was more of a purple color, and Phase 2 it was a rather nice shade of teal.



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->''Kids, eh? Little treasures. I love them. Couldn't eat a whole one though.''

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->''Kids, eh? Little treasures. I love them. Couldn't eat a whole one one, though.''



* AmbiguouslyHuman: Murdoc was always vile looking, but he originally has tan skin and was clearly human. By Phase 3 he has bright green skin, pointed ears and generally barely looks human any more. The reveal that he's possibly TheAntiChrist might have something to do with it.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Murdoc was always vile looking, but he originally has tan skin and was clearly human. By Phase 3 he has bright green skin, pointed ears and generally barely looks human any more.anymore. The reveal that he's possibly TheAntiChrist might have something to do with it.



* EvilGenius: While his pig headed personality and tendency to be drunk during interviews may obfuscate this, Murdoc is without a doubt one of the smartest characters in his world, building high tech super soldiers with relative ease, outsmarting police, drug lords, mobs, pirates, demons and much, much more on a regular basis.

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* EvilGenius: While his pig headed pig-headed personality and tendency to be drunk during interviews may obfuscate this, Murdoc is without a doubt one of the smartest characters in his world, building high tech high-tech super soldiers with relative ease, outsmarting police, drug lords, mobs, pirates, demons and much, much more on a regular basis.



* {{Foil}}: Becomes progressively more of one to 2D as time goes on. 2D is stupid, has horrendous luck, no spine and is an incredibly nice person while Murdoc is a [[EvilGenius genius]], [[KarmaHoudini escapes all punishments with a slap on the wrist]], refuses to back down during conflict and is a despicable human being all around. To further this, 2D comes from a relatively normal family with two loving parents while Murdoc comes from a broken home with an abusive father.

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* {{Foil}}: Becomes progressively more of one to 2D as time goes on. 2D is stupid, has horrendous luck, no spine and is an incredibly nice person while Murdoc is a [[EvilGenius genius]], [[KarmaHoudini escapes all punishments with a slap on the wrist]], refuses to back down during a conflict and is a despicable human being all around. To further this, 2D comes from a relatively normal family with two loving parents while Murdoc comes from a broken home with an abusive father.



* NotAllowedToGrowup: Averted. Despite beginning the series in his mid-thirties, he has visibly become middle-aged, with his skin becoming increasingly wrinklier and his hair greying as time has gone on. He has also slipped in and out of possessing a beer gut.

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* NotAllowedToGrowup: Averted. Despite beginning the series in his mid-thirties, he has visibly become middle-aged, with his skin becoming increasingly wrinklier and his hair greying graying as time has gone on. He has also slipped in and out of possessing a beer gut.



* {{Reincarnation}}: If Murdoc is correct, he has lived at least 14 times since the beginning of time. He claims to remember some details of his past lives, such as The Great Fire of London (which he started by flicking a cigarette out a carriage window), Roman times, and being personally acquainted with Isambard Kingdom Brunel (whom he loved, because of his NiceHat). How or why he keeps being brought back has not been explained yet.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: If Murdoc is correct, he has lived at least 14 times since the beginning of time. He claims to remember some details of his past lives, such as The Great Fire of London (which he started by flicking a cigarette out a carriage window), Roman times, times and being personally acquainted with Isambard Kingdom Brunel (whom he loved, because of his NiceHat). How or why he keeps being brought back has not been explained yet.



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* DoorstopBaby[=/=]GirlInABox: Prior to Phase 1, she had mailed herself by package to Kong Studios to answer a classified for a guitarist.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Her ridiculous haircut in Phase 1 emphasized her childishness and the fact that the other three weren't proper guardians. Her trendy BlindingBangs in Phase 2 show her considerably grown maturity.

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* DoorstopBaby[=/=]GirlInABox: Prior to Phase 1, she had mailed had herself mailed by package parcel to Kong Studios to answer a classified for a guitarist.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Her ridiculous haircut in Phase 1 emphasized her childishness and the fact that the other three weren't proper guardians. Her trendy BlindingBangs in Phase 2 show shows her considerably grown maturity.



* NiceHat: Has quite a few of them, especially in Phase 2. Her radio set helmet from Phase 1 is the most iconic though.

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* NiceHat: Has quite a few of them, especially in Phase 2. Her radio set helmet from Phase 1 is the most iconic iconic, though.



* ScarsAreForever: Received a scar on her right eye after getting hit in the face with debris during the ''El Mañana'' video. During Phase 3, it was so unsightly that she wore a cat mask almost constantly to conceal it. Currently, while it's still visible, it has faded significantly and is further obscured by either make up or BlindingBangs, depending on her outfit.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: She ages in real time-she started off as 8 in Phase 1, then grew to 14 in Phase 2, and 22 by Phase 3. In the most recent artwork of her, now in her mid twenties, she's almost unrecognizable as the same character.

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* ScarsAreForever: Received a scar on her right eye after getting hit in the face with debris during the ''El Mañana'' video. During Phase 3, it was so unsightly that she wore a cat mask almost constantly to conceal it. Currently, while it's still visible, it has faded significantly and is further obscured by either make up makeup or BlindingBangs, depending on her outfit.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: She ages in real time-she real-time: she started off as 8 in Phase 1, then grew to 14 in Phase 2, and 22 by Phase 3. In the most recent artwork of her, now in her mid twenties, mid-twenties, she's almost unrecognizable as the same character.



* WaifFu: Despite her tiny body, she easily curbstomped [[TheBigGuy Russel]] when she was 10 years old.

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* WaifFu: Despite her tiny body, she easily curbstomped curb stomped [[TheBigGuy Russel]] when she was 10 years old.



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Russel comes from Brooklyn and is perhaps best known for being possessed by the souls of his dead friends, that he lost in a drive-by shooting. Ever since, he has been the most psychically unbalanced out of the group, what with the demons inside him taking advantage at times. Russel himself is a melancholic, well-spoken person -- even if our character quote doesn't quite prove it -- who deeply cares for Noodle. He provided drums for "Gorillaz" and "Music/DemonDays", but he was not invited to play on "Plastic Beach" because nobody could find him. Of course, [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever he didn't have this problem when Phase 3 rolled around.]]

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Russel comes from Brooklyn and is perhaps best known for being possessed by the souls of his dead friends, that he lost in a drive-by shooting. Ever since, since he has been the most psychically unbalanced out of the group, what with the demons inside him taking advantage at times. Russel himself is a melancholic, well-spoken person -- even if our character quote doesn't quite prove it -- who deeply cares for Noodle. He provided drums for "Gorillaz" and "Music/DemonDays", but he was not invited to play on "Plastic Beach" because nobody could find him. Of course, [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever he didn't have this problem when Phase 3 rolled around.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Steadily falls into the background as the story goes on, to the point where he not only doesn't contribute any music to the album during Phase 3, but also ''doesn't speak a single line of dialogue''.

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* DemotedToExtra: Steadily falls into the background as the story goes on, to the point where he not only doesn't contribute any music to the album during Phase 3, 3 but also ''doesn't speak a single line of dialogue''.



** His entire plot line during Phase 3 due to it getting CutShort. We know that he grew giant by eating polluted gunk on his way to Plastic Beach and... nothing else. We don't know ''why'' he was going to Plastic Beach, we don't know why he's so pissed off, and we don't know what he does after he gets there. It took until the build-up to Phase 4 to find out what happened to him afterwards.

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** His entire plot line during Phase 3 due to it getting CutShort. We know that he grew giant by eating polluted gunk on his way to Plastic Beach and... nothing else. We don't know ''why'' he was going to Plastic Beach, we don't know why he's so pissed off, and we don't know what he does after he gets there. It took until the build-up to Phase 4 to find out what happened to him afterwards.afterward.



* SanitySlippage: Between Phases 1 and 2 he had all of the spirits living inside of him taken by the Grim Reaper, including his lifelong friend Del. He never managed to fully recover from the loss, and became much more quiet and unstable afterwards.
* ScaryBlackMan: His large figure, blank white eyes and growling expressions make him very intimidating.

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* SanitySlippage: Between Phases 1 and 2 he had all of the spirits living inside of him taken by the Grim Reaper, including his lifelong friend Del. He never managed to fully recover from the loss, and became much more quiet quieter and unstable afterwards.
afterward.
* ScaryBlackMan: His large figure, blank white eyes eyes, and growling expressions make him very intimidating.



Gorillaz guitarist, first appearing in Rise of the Ogre. She was the then-two-month-long girlfriend of Stuart Pot. During their time together, Paula was noted to be a sub-par musician (or at least, not as good as her successor). In a brief interview, she waxes nostalgic on her encounter with Mr. Niccals. One fateful night, Russel caught her with Murdoc inside the third cubicle of the bathroom. For her betrayal, she was promptly kicked out of the group.

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Gorillaz guitarist, first appearing in Rise ''Rise of the Ogre.Ogre''. She was the then-two-month-long girlfriend of Stuart Pot. During their time together, Paula was noted to be a sub-par musician (or at least, not as good as her successor). In a brief interview, she waxes nostalgic on her encounter with Mr. Niccals. One fateful night, Russel caught her with Murdoc inside the third cubicle of the bathroom. For her betrayal, she was promptly kicked out of the group.



Del was a rapper from Brooklyn who befriended band drummer, Russel Hobbs when Russel was transferred to a high school in Brooklyn after being possessed and then exorcised. He and Del became best friends quickly and remained friends even after Del's death. Del, along with all of Russel's new friends were gunned down in a drive by shooting in which Russel was the only survivor. The souls of all of Russel's friends, including Del, all took up residence inside of Russel for many years. Del was finally removed from Russel by the Grim Reaper, who ripped Del out of Russel to take him to the great beyond during the band's hiatus in-between Phases 1 and 2. Russel was affected greatly by this and had a nervous breakdown. Del has not been heard from since.

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Del was a rapper from Brooklyn who befriended band drummer, Russel Hobbs when Russel was transferred to a high school in Brooklyn after being possessed and then exorcised. He and Del became best friends quickly and remained friends even after Del's death. Del, along with all of Russel's new friends were gunned down in a drive by drive-by shooting in which Russel was the only survivor. The souls of all of Russel's friends, including Del, all took up residence inside of Russel for many years. Del was finally removed from Russel by the Grim Reaper, who ripped Del out of Russel to take him to the great beyond during the band's hiatus in-between Phases 1 and 2. Russel was affected greatly by this and had a nervous breakdown. Del has not been heard from since.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Russel, his "Soul brotha".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He messes with the rest of the band whenever he's around, but he's shown to deeply care about Russel's well being.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Russel, his "Soul brotha".
Brotha".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He messes with the rest of the band whenever he's around, but he's shown to deeply care about Russel's well being.well-being.



* NiceHat: Its Russel's.

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* NiceHat: Its It's Russel's.



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Built as a replacement for the supposedly late Noodle, Cyborg is a meticulous replica of her fourteen-year-old self. She has all the musical skills of the original with none of the personality, and is programmed to obey Murdoc's every command. Cyborg is a firearm aficionado and often acts as a bodyguard, but also has to spend most of her time charging.

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Built as a replacement for the supposedly late Noodle, Cyborg is a meticulous replica of her fourteen-year-old self. She has all the musical skills of the original with none of the personality, personality and is programmed to obey Murdoc's every command. Cyborg is a firearm aficionado and often acts as a bodyguard, but also has to spend most of her time charging.



* AxCrazy: [[http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hypebeast-wordpress/image/2010/10/gorillaz-rhinestone-eyes-storyboard-film.jpg Just look at her face]] during battle in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' music video.

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* AxCrazy: [[http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hypebeast-wordpress/image/2010/10/gorillaz-rhinestone-eyes-storyboard-film.jpg Just look at her face]] during the battle in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' music video.



* BerserkerTears: While shooting down planes and killing everything in her path in "Rhinestone Eyes", she sports her usual SlasherSmile... until a closer shot reveals that she's crying, but it's unknown if it's leakage fluid -- given she goes insane afterwards -- or actual tears.

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* BerserkerTears: While shooting down planes and killing everything in her path in "Rhinestone Eyes", she sports her usual SlasherSmile... until a closer shot reveals that she's crying, but it's unknown if it's leakage fluid -- given she goes insane afterwards afterward -- or actual tears.



According to an interview with Jamie Hewlett, he is actually the fifth horseman of the apocalypse, Flatulence, who "carries an evil stink wherever he goes", and got kicked out of the group "before they made it big". How this ties in to the plot at all is unknown.

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According to an interview with Jamie Hewlett, he is actually the fifth horseman of the apocalypse, Flatulence, who "carries an evil stink wherever he goes", and got kicked out of the group "before they made it big". How this ties in to into the plot at all is unknown.



* GasMaskLongcoat: His entire design consists of a gas mask face and a tattered longcoat.

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* GasMaskLongcoat: His entire design consists of a gas mask face and a tattered longcoat.long coat.



* WeaksauceWeakness: He can be killed by ''bullets'', if dodging them in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' storyboard is anything to go by.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: He can be killed by ''bullets'', ''bullets'' if dodging them in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' storyboard is anything to go by.
13th Nov '16 11:08:09 AM Mr.French
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!! Cyborg Noodle

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-> ''Beeeeeeep Beep;''

Built as a replacement for the supposedly late Noodle, Cyborg is a meticulous replica of her fourteen-year-old self. She has all the musical skills of the original with none of the personality, and is programmed to obey Murdoc's every command. Cyborg is a firearm aficionado and often acts as a bodyguard, but also has to spend most of her time charging.

At some point in Phase 3, she was shot in the head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn destroyed by the original Noodle, but this was later revealed to be a lie. Her current status is unknown.

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!! Cyborg Noodle

!Former Bandmembers and Collaborators

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!!Paula Cracker

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-> ''Beeeeeeep Beep;''

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Gorillaz guitarist, first appearing in Rise
of the original Ogre. She was the then-two-month-long girlfriend of Stuart Pot. During their time together, Paula was noted to be a sub-par musician (or at least, not as good as her successor). In a brief interview, she waxes nostalgic on her encounter with none Mr. Niccals. One fateful night, Russel caught her with Murdoc inside the third cubicle of the personality, and is programmed to obey Murdoc's every command. Cyborg is a firearm aficionado and often acts as a bodyguard, but also has to spend most of bathroom. For her time charging.

At some point in Phase 3,
betrayal, she was shot in promptly kicked out of the head off-screen, prior to group.

Clearly bitter and damaged from
the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a meltdown in the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was believed by many that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was in turn destroyed by the original Noodle, but this was later revealed ordeal, Paula seemed to be a lie. Her current status is unknown.on edge when telling her side of the story, while unapologetic about the affair with the green-skinned satanist, she nevertheless goes on with her life.



* AxCrazy: [[http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hypebeast-wordpress/image/2010/10/gorillaz-rhinestone-eyes-storyboard-film.jpg Just look at her face]] during battle in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' music video.
* BattleButler: She can shoot down demons, planes, ships and cops... and also serves drinks.
* BerserkerTears: While shooting down planes and killing everything in her path in "Rhinestone Eyes", she sports her usual SlasherSmile... until a closer shot reveals that she's crying, but it's unknown if it's leakage fluid -- given she goes insane afterwards -- or actual tears.
* {{BFG}}: She has a few.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Her original purpose, though Noodle was NotQuiteDead -- Murdoc didn't know at the time.
* TheDragon: To Murdoc in Phase 3.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Went haywire and was killed by the real Noodle off-camera. Given the amount of foreshadowing spent on her, it can probably be assumed this wasn't her originally intended fate. As this was revealed to have been a lie done by Murdoc, it's unknown whether she will go on to do more or if she was destroyed off screen through some other means.
* EmptyShell: Though that's a bit debatable.
* HypercompetentSidekick
* LiteralMinded: Her profile page on the website shows she has difficulty interpreting unclear commands, though she can translate "Bad French".
* MediumBlending: Was always rendered in 3D in the music videos, even when the rest of the band was animated in a 2D style.
* NiceHat
* RobotGirl
* SilentPartner: Possibly -- she's only ever spoken in [[http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/us-reconnects-with-the-hot-gorillaz-guitar-player-201033 one interview]]; notable for how her answers speak of how different she is from the real Noodle.
* SlasherSmile
* UncannyValleyGirl
* TheVoiceless: Whether or not she could speak at all sort of flip-flopped throughout her run, but she was at least never shown speaking onscreen.

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* AxCrazy: [[http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hypebeast-wordpress/image/2010/10/gorillaz-rhinestone-eyes-storyboard-film.jpg Just look at her face]] during battle AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She describes 2D as "sweet", but instantly fell for Murdoc the moment she saw him. "Green skin, yellow teeth, then I thought: oh yeah, he's the one for me."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the one interview with her, she comes off as surprisingly nice and quite bubbly, speaking fondly of 2D and generally seeming fairly well adjusted. Then she starts talking about how she feels sick
in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' music video.
* BattleButler: She can shoot down demons, planes, ships
head and cops... and also serves drinks.
has urges to kill the entire band.
* BerserkerTears: While shooting down planes and killing everything in FemmeFatale
* {{Jerkass}}: From what little we know about her, she seems to be an unpleasant person. Considering she cheated on
her path in "Rhinestone Eyes", mentally handicapped boyfriend ''with the man who made her boyfriend mentally handicapped'' she sports her usual SlasherSmile... until a closer shot reveals that falls here.
* ThePeteBest
* PsychoExGirlfriend: 2D's, though
she's crying, but it's unknown if it's leakage fluid -- given she goes insane afterwards -- or actual tears.
thankfully stayed away from the group for the time being.
* {{BFG}}: SixthRangerTraitor: She has a few.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Her
was the last of the original purpose, though Noodle was NotQuiteDead -- Murdoc didn't know at four to join the time.
band, but got kicked out after a few weeks when she cheated on 2D.
* TheDragon: To Murdoc in Phase 3.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Went haywire and was killed by
YokoOhNo: {{Invoked}}. She even looks a bit like the real Noodle off-camera. Given the amount of foreshadowing spent on her, it can probably be assumed this wasn't her originally intended fate. As this was revealed to have been a lie done by Murdoc, it's unknown whether she will go on to do more or if she was destroyed off screen through some other means.
* EmptyShell: Though that's a bit debatable.
* HypercompetentSidekick
* LiteralMinded: Her profile page on the website shows she has difficulty interpreting unclear commands, though she can translate "Bad French".
* MediumBlending: Was always rendered in 3D in the music videos, even when the rest of the band was animated in a 2D style.
* NiceHat
* RobotGirl
* SilentPartner: Possibly -- she's only ever spoken in [[http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/us-reconnects-with-the-hot-gorillaz-guitar-player-201033 one interview]]; notable for how her answers speak of how different she is from the real Noodle.
* SlasherSmile
* UncannyValleyGirl
* TheVoiceless: Whether or not she could speak at all sort of flip-flopped throughout her run, but she was at least never shown speaking onscreen.
life Yoko.



!Former Bandmembers and Collaborators

[[folder:Paula Cracker]]

!!Paula Cracker

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paula2_8920.jpg

Gorillaz guitarist, first appearing in Rise of the Ogre. She was the then-two-month-long girlfriend of Stuart Pot. During their time together, Paula was noted to be a sub-par musician (or at least, not as good as her successor). In a brief interview, she waxes nostalgic on her encounter with Mr. Niccals. One fateful night, Russel caught her with Murdoc inside the third cubicle of the bathroom. For her betrayal, she was promptly kicked out of the group.

Clearly bitter and damaged from the ordeal, Paula seemed to be on edge when telling her side of the story, while unapologetic about the affair with the green-skinned satanist, she nevertheless goes on with her life.

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!Former Bandmembers [[folder:Del]]

!!Del tha' Ghost Rapper

->Voiced by: Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien

Del was a rapper from Brooklyn who befriended band drummer, Russel Hobbs when Russel was transferred to a high school in Brooklyn after being possessed
and Collaborators

[[folder:Paula Cracker]]

!!Paula Cracker

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paula2_8920.jpg

Gorillaz guitarist, first appearing
then exorcised. He and Del became best friends quickly and remained friends even after Del's death. Del, along with all of Russel's new friends were gunned down in Rise of the Ogre. She a drive by shooting in which Russel was the then-two-month-long girlfriend only survivor. The souls of Stuart Pot. During their time together, Paula was noted to be a sub-par musician (or at least, not as good as her successor). In a brief interview, she waxes nostalgic on her encounter with Mr. Niccals. One fateful night, all of Russel's friends, including Del, all took up residence inside of Russel caught her with Murdoc inside for many years. Del was finally removed from Russel by the third cubicle of the bathroom. For her betrayal, she was promptly kicked Grim Reaper, who ripped Del out of Russel to take him to the group.

Clearly bitter
great beyond during the band's hiatus in-between Phases 1 and damaged 2. Russel was affected greatly by this and had a nervous breakdown. Del has not been heard from the ordeal, Paula seemed to be on edge when telling her side of the story, while unapologetic about the affair with the green-skinned satanist, she nevertheless goes on with her life.since.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She describes 2D as "sweet", but instantly fell for Murdoc the moment she saw him. "Green skin, yellow teeth, then I thought: oh yeah, he's the one for me."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the one interview with her, she comes off as surprisingly nice and quite bubbly, speaking fondly of 2D and generally seeming fairly well adjusted. Then she starts talking about how she feels sick in the head and has urges to kill the entire band.
* FemmeFatale
* {{Jerkass}}: From what little we know about her, she seems to be an unpleasant person. Considering she cheated on her mentally handicapped boyfriend ''with the man who made her boyfriend mentally handicapped'' she falls here.
* ThePeteBest
* PsychoExGirlfriend: 2D's, though she's thankfully stayed away from the group for the time being.
* SixthRangerTraitor: She was the last of the original four to join the band, but got kicked out after a few weeks when she cheated on 2D.
* YokoOhNo: {{Invoked}}. She even looks a bit like the real life Yoko.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She describes 2D as "sweet", but instantly fell for Murdoc HeterosexualLifePartners: With Russel, his "Soul brotha".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He messes with
the moment she saw him. "Green skin, yellow teeth, then I thought: oh yeah, rest of the band whenever he's the one for me."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the one interview with her, she comes off as surprisingly nice and quite bubbly, speaking fondly of 2D and generally seeming fairly well adjusted. Then she starts talking
around, but he's shown to deeply care about how she feels sick in Russel's well being.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Russel's. Okay, undead emotional crutch, but as soon as he got taken out of
the head picture Russel broke down hard.
* NiceHat: Its Russel's.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: He looks more like a hologram than a ghost.
* PutOnABus / KilledOffForReal: Reaped by death between phases 1
and has urges 2, causing Russel to kill have a breakdown.
* SixthRanger: Collaborated and hung out with
the entire band.
band on occasion when he was still possessing Russel.
* FemmeFatale
* {{Jerkass}}: From what little we know about her, she
{{Troll}}: When summoned during the videos, he seems to be an unpleasant person. Considering she cheated on her mentally handicapped boyfriend ''with screw with the man who made her boyfriend mentally handicapped'' she falls here.
* ThePeteBest
* PsychoExGirlfriend: 2D's, though she's thankfully stayed away from the group for the time being.
* SixthRangerTraitor: She was the last
rest of the original four to join the band, but got kicked out after a few weeks when she cheated on 2D.
* YokoOhNo: {{Invoked}}. She even looks a bit like the real life Yoko.
band just for kicks.



[[folder:Del]]

!!Del tha' Ghost Rapper

->Voiced by: Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien

Del was a rapper from Brooklyn who befriended band drummer, Russel Hobbs when Russel was transferred to a high school in Brooklyn after being possessed and then exorcised. He and Del became best friends quickly and remained friends even after Del's death. Del, along with all of Russel's new friends were gunned down in a drive by shooting in which Russel was the only survivor. The souls of all of Russel's friends, including Del, all took up residence inside of Russel for many years. Del was finally removed from Russel by the Grim Reaper, who ripped Del out of Russel to take him to the great beyond during the band's hiatus in-between Phases 1 and 2. Russel was affected greatly by this and had a nervous breakdown. Del has not been heard from since.

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[[folder:Del]]

!!Del tha' Ghost Rapper

->Voiced by: Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien

Del
[[folder:Cyborg Noodle]]

!! Cyborg Noodle

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noodlesrnst_2169.png
-> No voice actor known.

-> ''Beeeeeeep Beep;''

Built as a replacement for the supposedly late Noodle, Cyborg is a meticulous replica of her fourteen-year-old self. She has all the musical skills of the original with none of the personality, and is programmed to obey Murdoc's every command. Cyborg is a firearm aficionado and often acts as a bodyguard, but also has to spend most of her time charging.

At some point in Phase 3, she
was a rapper from Brooklyn who befriended band drummer, Russel Hobbs when Russel was transferred shot in the head off-screen, prior to the ''Stylo'' video. She eventually had a high school meltdown in Brooklyn the same video -- recovering in the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video -- and caused her to go haywire after being possessed and then exorcised. He and Del became best friends quickly and remained friends even after Del's death. Del, along with all of Russel's new friends were gunned down in a drive by shooting in which Russel the ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video. It was the only survivor. The souls of all of Russel's friends, including Del, all took up residence inside of Russel for believed by many years. Del that Cyborg killed Murdoc, who was finally removed from Russel in turn destroyed by the Grim Reaper, who ripped Del out of Russel to take him to the great beyond during the band's hiatus in-between Phases 1 and 2. Russel was affected greatly by original Noodle, but this and had was later revealed to be a nervous breakdown. Del has not been heard from since.lie. Her current status is unknown.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Russel, his "Soul brotha".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He messes with the rest of the band whenever he's around, but he's shown to deeply care about Russel's well being.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Russel's. Okay, undead emotional crutch, but as soon as he got taken out of the picture Russel broke down hard.
* NiceHat: Its Russel's.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: He looks more like a hologram than a ghost.
* PutOnABus / KilledOffForReal: Reaped by death between phases 1 and 2, causing Russel to have a breakdown.
* SixthRanger: Collaborated and hung out with the band on occasion when he was still possessing Russel.
* {{Troll}}: When summoned during the videos, he seems to screw with the rest of the band just for kicks.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Russel, his "Soul brotha".
AxCrazy: [[http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hypebeast-wordpress/image/2010/10/gorillaz-rhinestone-eyes-storyboard-film.jpg Just look at her face]] during battle in the ''Rhinestone eyes'' music video.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He messes with BattleButler: She can shoot down demons, planes, ships and cops... and also serves drinks.
* BerserkerTears: While shooting down planes and killing everything in her path in "Rhinestone Eyes", she sports her usual SlasherSmile... until a closer shot reveals that she's crying, but it's unknown if it's leakage fluid -- given she goes insane afterwards -- or actual tears.
* {{BFG}}: She has a few.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Her original purpose, though Noodle was NotQuiteDead -- Murdoc didn't know at the time.
* TheDragon: To Murdoc in Phase 3.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Went haywire and was killed by the real Noodle off-camera. Given the amount of foreshadowing spent on her, it can probably be assumed this wasn't her originally intended fate. As this was revealed to have been a lie done by Murdoc, it's unknown whether she will go on to do more or if she was destroyed off screen through some other means.
* EmptyShell: Though that's a bit debatable.
* HypercompetentSidekick
* LiteralMinded: Her profile page on the website shows she has difficulty interpreting unclear commands, though she can translate "Bad French".
* MediumBlending: Was always rendered in 3D in the music videos, even when
the rest of the band whenever he's around, was animated in a 2D style.
* NiceHat
* RobotGirl
* SilentPartner: Possibly -- she's only ever spoken in [[http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/us-reconnects-with-the-hot-gorillaz-guitar-player-201033 one interview]]; notable for how her answers speak of how different she is from the real Noodle.
* SlasherSmile
* UncannyValleyGirl
* TheVoiceless: Whether or not she could speak at all sort of flip-flopped throughout her run,
but he's she was at least never shown to deeply care about Russel's well being.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Russel's. Okay, undead emotional crutch, but as soon as he got taken out of the picture Russel broke down hard.
* NiceHat: Its Russel's.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: He looks more like a hologram than a ghost.
* PutOnABus / KilledOffForReal: Reaped by death between phases 1 and 2, causing Russel to have a breakdown.
* SixthRanger: Collaborated and hung out with the band on occasion when he was still possessing Russel.
* {{Troll}}: When summoned during the videos, he seems to screw with the rest of the band just for kicks.
speaking onscreen.
7th Nov '16 8:53:00 PM Mr.French
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: In-universe, at least. He's called "pretty" plenty of times, is occasionally shown wearing nail polish and shirts with low necklines, and the bruises around his eyes can make him appear to be wearing mascara in certain pictures. He apparently looks enough like a woman that he was able to come in first place in a wet t-shirt contest.
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* HumanMail: Arrived at Kong Studios pre- Phase 1 in a FedEx crate.
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