History Characters / Gorillaz

3rd Sep '17 7:11:23 PM AsForMyHandle
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31st Aug '17 9:28:22 AM TFSyndicate
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* MotorMouth: In her interview for "Rise of the Ogre". Perhaps she's on some sort of medication...
29th Aug '17 12:10:29 AM Mr.French
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious by a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Regardless of if that enemy happens to be the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious by a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Regardless of Even if that enemy happens to be the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.
29th Aug '17 12:09:55 AM Mr.French
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious by a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Be they the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious by a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Be they Regardless of if that enemy happens to be the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.
29th Aug '17 12:08:17 AM Mr.French
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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 more wrinkled and his hair graying as time has gone on. He has also slipped in and out of possessing a beer gut.

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



* SanitySlippage: Gets more and more corrupt and unstable with each passing Phase. By Phase 3, a game seems to have been made about seeing just how far incomprehensible Murdoc can become.

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* SanitySlippage: Gets more and more corrupt and unstable with each passing Phase. By Phase 3, a game seems to have been made about seeing just how far incomprehensible Murdoc can become.
28th Aug '17 11:53:23 PM Mr.French
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* WaifFu: Despite her tiny body, she easily curb stomped [[TheBigGuy Russel]] as video game characters when she was 10 years old.

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* WaifFu: Despite her tiny body, she easily curb stomped [[TheBigGuy Russel]] as video game characters when she was 10 years old.old. While the fight in question may or may not have only occurred in a video game, it was still clearly accurate to both of their physical capabilities.
28th Aug '17 11:51:40 PM Mr.French
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* NiceGuy: In contrast to [[{{Jerkass}} Murdoc]].

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* NiceGuy: In contrast to [[{{Jerkass}} Murdoc]].Murdoc]], 2D is almost always portrayed as being a friendly and considerate guy.



* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: A rare platonic example. He begins the story constantly pestering Murdoc, who wants nothing to do with him. In Phase 3 it's the other way around.

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* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: A rare platonic example. example in Phase 3. He begins the story series constantly pestering Murdoc, who wants nothing to do with him. In Phase 3 him, but it's the other way around.around throughout ''Plastic Beach''.



* AffablyEvil: While Murdoc is a horrible, horrible person, there's no denying that he's extremely charming.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious from a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Be they the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may come off as a cruel but ultimately harmless thug initially, and has gotten [[OneHitKO knocked unconscious from by a single punch]] from [[GentleGiant Russel]], but do ''not'' underestimate Murdoc. Over the past several years, when he makes an enemy, he will ''always'' get the last laugh. Always. Be they the government, the mob, or the entire forces of Hell.



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



** It also plays with Russel in their dealings with the supernatural - Murdoc ''willingly'' made a DealWithTheDevil for fame and fortune, while a personal tragedy resulted in Russel getting ''unwillingly'' possessed by the souls of his murdered friends, Del being one of them.

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** It also plays with Russel in their His dealings with the supernatural also contrast Russel's - Murdoc ''willingly'' made a DealWithTheDevil for fame and fortune, while a personal tragedy resulted in Russel getting ''unwillingly'' possessed by the souls of his murdered friends, Del being one of them.



* KavorkaMan: Whereas 2D is considered attractive in-universe, Murdoc is frequently described as looking like a wrinkled geriatric. Despite this, he gets plenty of tail and has a massive female fanbase in real life.

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* KavorkaMan: Whereas 2D is considered attractive in-universe, Murdoc is frequently described as looking like a wrinkled geriatric.being gross and strange-looking. Despite this, he gets plenty of tail and has a massive female fanbase in real life.



* 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 graying 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 more wrinkled and his hair graying as time has gone on. He has also slipped in and out of possessing a beer gut.



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%% ReallyGetsAround* ReallyGetsAround: Countless women have gone on record stating that he stole their wallets after sleeping with them.



* SanitySlippage: Gets more and more corrupt and unstable with each passing Phase. By Phase 3, a game seems to have been made about just how far low Murdoc will go.

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* SanitySlippage: Gets more and more corrupt and unstable with each passing Phase. By Phase 3, a game seems to have been made about seeing just how far low incomprehensible Murdoc will go.can become.



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%% SociopathicHero* SociopathicHero: Has ''very'' little empathy for others, and is willing to do plenty of horrible things to help himself get ahead in life.



* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: A platonic example. He begins the story constantly getting pestered by 2D and ends up doing the same to him in Phase 3.

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* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: A platonic example. example with 2D in Phase 3. He begins the story series constantly getting pestered by 2D 2D, and ends up doing the same to him in Phase 3.throughout the Phase.



* NoodlePeople: Not quite to the same degree as 2D as she's developed some curves over time, but she's still twig-thin, no pun intended.

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* NoodlePeople: No pun intended. Not quite to the same degree as 2D as she's developed some curves over time, but she's still twig-thin, no pun intended.twig-thin.



* PerpetualFrowner: On the occasions where her face (or at least her mouth) were shown during Phase 3, she always sported a melancholy frown. Averted in Phase 4, where she frequently gives off the same cheeky grins that she did during the first two Phases.

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* PerpetualFrowner: On the occasions where her face (or at least her mouth) were was shown during Phase 3, she always sported a melancholy frown. Averted in Phase 4, where she frequently gives off the same cheeky grins that she did during the first two Phases.



* TheQuietOne: She's pretty chatty in Phase 1 (albeit in Japanese), but in Phase 2 and onward she rarely speaks, spending plenty of the music videos without uttering a single line (for example she's the only member that doesn't speak in "Saturn Barz").

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* TheQuietOne: She's pretty chatty in Phase 1 (albeit in (though she only speaks Japanese), but in from Phase 2 and onward she rarely speaks, spending plenty of the music videos without uttering a single line (for example she's the only member that doesn't speak in "Saturn Barz").line.



* TokenGoodTeammate: The only member of the band who has never done anything morally questionable throughout her life, and more or less the only one who could really be described as a hero.



* AntiHero: Russel is a goodhearted and caring person, but also a grouchy and highly unstable loner.



* TheBigGuy: The biggest guy out of the group. He is a bit gruff but is also a GentleGiant, and is quite strong.

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* TheBigGuy: The biggest guy out of the group. He is a bit gruff He's strong, serious and gruff, but is also a GentleGiant, and is quite strong.GentleGiant underneath it all.



* GentleGiant: He's big but also quite polite and very caring. Even more appropriate ever since he grew so big -- that he had no problem ''picking up and throwing a whale'' -- by eating polluted material on his way to Plastic Beach.

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* GentleGiant: He's big but also quite polite and very caring. Even more appropriate ever since in Phase 3, where he grew so big -- that he had no problem ''picking up and throwing a whale'' -- by eating polluted material on his way to Plastic Beach.



** 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 afterward, and even then everything that happened before it is still a mystery.
* OnlySaneMan: He was the most rational member during Phase 1, though his sanity has been slipping more and more ever since.

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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 he was so pissed off, and we don't know what he does did after he gets finally arrived there. It took until the build-up to Phase 4 to find out what happened to him afterward, and even then everything that happened before it is still a mystery.
* OnlySaneMan: He was the most rational member of the band during Phase 1, though his sanity has been slipping more and more ever since.



* ScaryBlackMan: Russel is Black and averts this personality-wise since he is usually friendly; however, looks-wise, his large figure, blank white eyes, and growling expressions can make him very intimidating.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: He IS the can, and his body housed dozens of spirits before the Grim Reaper took them from him.

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* ScaryBlackMan: Russel is Black a large, quiet, serious and averts this personality-wise since he is usually friendly; however, looks-wise, his large figure, blank white eyes, and growling expressions can make him very intimidating.
unsociable black man with the strength to match. He's generally a GentleGiant despite what first appearances may suggest, though.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: He IS ''is'' the can, and his body housed dozens of spirits before the Grim Reaper took them from him.



** TheBusCameBack: After a fashion in Phase 4, where the real Del has occasionally performed live with Albarn and crew.

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** TheBusCameBack: After In a fashion in Phase 4, where the real Del has occasionally performed live with Albarn and crew.



* 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.

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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'' 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 afterward -- or actual tears.
* {{BFG}}: She has a few.

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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 tears streaming down her cheeks. It's unknown if it's this was simply leakage fluid -- given from her body, as she goes insane afterward -- apparently went haywire shortly after the events of the video, or actual tears.
if she was genuinely crying.
* {{BFG}}: She has a few.Regularly seen carrying large rifles and shotguns.



* TheDragon: To Murdoc in Phase 3.

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* TheDragon: To Murdoc in Murdoc's obedient muscle throughout Phase 3.



* 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".

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* EmptyShell: Though that's a bit debatable.
Spends most of her screen time as an emotionless weapon for Murdoc. Her occasional [[SlasherSmile Slasher Smiles]] and seemingly full on BerserkerTears during the unmade ''Rhinestone Eyes'' makes her status as this somewhat debatable, however.
* HypercompetentSidekick
HypercompetentSidekick: The cyborg performs most of the heavy lifting for Murdoc throughout Phase 3, and is totally subservient towards him.
* LiteralMinded: Her (now debunked) profile page on the website shows showed that she has difficulty interpreting unclear commands, though she can translate "Bad French".



* NiceHat
* RobotGirl
* RobotMe

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* NiceHat
NiceHat: Wears a slick military beret in every music video she's featured in.
* RobotGirl
RobotGirl: A robotic duplicate of Noodle. She's just as cute as the real thing and perhaps even more deadly, but also much more unstable and creepy.
* RobotMeRobotMe: An identical robot copy of Noodle. Due to Phase 3's story being CutShort, however, the full extent of her interactions with the real thing are unknown, with the two only appearing in a handful of pictures together across the phase.



* SlasherSmile
* UncannyValleyGirl

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* SlasherSmile
SlasherSmile: If she isn't being completely emotionless, she's giving an absolutely horrifying murderous smirk.
* UncannyValleyGirlUncannyValleyGirl: She looks exactly like the real Noodle, but is a silent killing machine who spends almost all of her screen time leaking excessive amounts of oil from a gunshot wound in her head, being hyper violent and flashing [[SlasherSmile Slasher Smiles]], all in all making her come off as infinitely creepier than the person she's modeled after. As if to further emphasize this, she's rendered in 3D even in videos where all of the other characters are 2D animated, making her always seem wrong and out of place.
19th Aug '17 7:32:34 PM Disorder
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* FriendToAllChildren: The music video for ''Dirty Harry'' implies 2D has the instincts, at least. His smiles and demeanor implies that the only reason he's playing at all is to keep the children distracted from their dire situation (stranded in a desert) the only way he knows how; through genre busting music and ethereal vocals. That said, 2D's absentmindedness works against him in actually taking CARE of the children. He dances right past two boys in the middle of a slap fight, ignores blatant bullying and hair pulling, and is totally absent when a boy peaks up a girl's skirt, after stuffing a Dung Beetle's dung ball in his mouth.
18th Aug '17 7:22:39 PM gorillazfanchild
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* DeathSeeker: Became one midway through Phase 3 due to how completely horrendous his life had become. Fortunately, things had turned up for him by Phase 4.
2nd Aug '17 4:43:08 PM TFSyndicate
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* RobotMe
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