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26th May '16 5:09:34 PM Mullon
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Several pieces of artwork revealed on Jamie Hewlett's Instagram account have a military theme, with the band wielding guns and Murdoc and Noodle wearing fighter pilots jackets. In one of the most recently released pictures, Russel is wearing a Black Panther uniform, which suggests more of a revolutionary military than a more formal organized one. Both Russel and Noodle have emblems on their outfits that say "G-Foot" on them. Based on this, it can be inferred that the storyline of the phase will consist of the group forming a terrorist cell known as "G-Foot" in some third world country.

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Several pieces of artwork revealed on Jamie Hewlett's Instagram account have a military theme, with the band wielding guns and Murdoc and Noodle wearing fighter pilots jackets. In one of the most recently released pictures, Russel is wearing a Black Panther uniform, which suggests more of a revolutionary military than a more formal organized one. Both Russel and Noodle have emblems on their outfits that say "G-Foot" on them. Based on this, it can be inferred that the storyline of the phase will consist of the group forming a terrorist cell known as "G-Foot" in some third world country.country.

[[WMG: Noodle wasn't trapped in a literal Hell.]]
Murdoc meant she was trapped in a more metaphorical Hell. That how she was on a normal Earth ship later. Or Murdoc meant Hell California/Michigan.
20th May '16 1:54:55 PM Mr.French
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* Not likely, given that Noodle wrote everything on Demon Days. They do however mention that Feel Good Inc. is about the emptiness and self-destruction caused by living the life of a celebrity, which applies much more to 2D and Murdoc than it does to her.



2D would probably want to make his own music without Murdoc's intervention, so he did so in secret. This would also explain why many of the songs on The Fall are either sad or vaguely unsettling (Amarillo, Revolving Doors, The Speak It Mountains); They're reflections of 2D's mental state, which evidently has been getting worse since he was kidnapped by Murdoc. When Murdoc discovers the music 2D has been making, he forcibly releases it as a new Gorillaz album.

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2D would probably want to make his own music without Murdoc's intervention, so he did so in secret. This would also explain why many of the songs on The Fall are either sad or vaguely unsettling (Amarillo, Revolving Doors, The Speak It Mountains); They're reflections of 2D's mental state, which evidently has been getting worse since he was kidnapped by Murdoc. When Murdoc discovers the music 2D has been making, he forcibly releases it as a new Gorillaz album.album.
* Jossed, since both 2D and Murdoc say that he composed the album while they were on tour in Phase 3 during the radio show plugging the album.

[[WMG: Phase 4 will have the band become revolutionaries.]]
Several pieces of artwork revealed on Jamie Hewlett's Instagram account have a military theme, with the band wielding guns and Murdoc and Noodle wearing fighter pilots jackets. In one of the most recently released pictures, Russel is wearing a Black Panther uniform, which suggests more of a revolutionary military than a more formal organized one. Both Russel and Noodle have emblems on their outfits that say "G-Foot" on them. Based on this, it can be inferred that the storyline of the phase will consist of the group forming a terrorist cell known as "G-Foot" in some third world country.
24th Apr '16 1:09:04 AM aye_amber
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* Murdoc might have given another hint towards it when he once mentioned that at first he thought Russel was making a euphemism when told everyone he lived in Music/IkeTurner's basement for awhile. Or Murdoc might just have been trying to be a dick. It's hard to tell.

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* Murdoc might have given another hint towards it when he once mentioned that at first he thought Russel was making a euphemism when told everyone he lived in Music/IkeTurner's ''Ike Turner'''s basement for awhile. Or Murdoc might just have been trying to be a dick. It's hard to tell.
13th Jul '15 4:45:30 PM Hyena_Lord
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[[WMG: Feel Good Inc. is about 2D having a mental breakdown.]]

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[[WMG: Feel Good Inc. is about 2D having a mental breakdown.]]]]

[[WMG: The Fall was made by 2D while on Plastic Beach.]]
2D would probably want to make his own music without Murdoc's intervention, so he did so in secret. This would also explain why many of the songs on The Fall are either sad or vaguely unsettling (Amarillo, Revolving Doors, The Speak It Mountains); They're reflections of 2D's mental state, which evidently has been getting worse since he was kidnapped by Murdoc. When Murdoc discovers the music 2D has been making, he forcibly releases it as a new Gorillaz album.
12th Jun '15 5:25:44 PM fixc
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After getting built up as the ultimate evil and the one thing that Murdoc was terrified of, it was supposed to be a twist that he was actually far less threatening than he seemed. WordOfGod describes him as ThePeteBest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the terrible title of "Flatulence", and the [="DoYaThing"=] video shows him casually rooming with the Gorillaz. Most likely his failure to take Murdoc's soul would result in him getting kicked out of the group and result in the other horsemen and the Apocalypse in general serving as the true antagonist of Phase 3, with the Boogieman rooming with the Gorillaz now that he's out of work.

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After getting built up as the ultimate evil and the one thing that Murdoc was terrified of, it was supposed to be a twist that he was actually far less threatening than he seemed. WordOfGod describes him as ThePeteBest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the terrible title of "Flatulence", and the [="DoYaThing"=] video shows him casually rooming with the Gorillaz. Most likely his failure to take Murdoc's soul would result in him getting kicked out of the group and result in the other horsemen and the Apocalypse in general serving as the true antagonist of Phase 3, with the Boogieman rooming with the Gorillaz now that he's out of work.work.
[[WMG: Feel Good Inc. is about 2D having a mental breakdown.]]
15th Jan '15 10:36:52 PM spirasen
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* Murdoc has repeatedly said that the green skin was from tanning.
* And Murdoc is infamously an UnreliableNarrator.

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* Murdoc has repeatedly said that the green skin was from tanning.
tanning.
* And Murdoc is infamously an UnreliableNarrator.



* He's been practically living on rum for several months and is still alive. ("[[DanAndMabsFurryAdventures You mean it's NOT full of vitamins and nutrients?]]") Okay, presumably he's been eating food as well, but [[ImmuneToDrugs most people would be dead of alcohol poisoning by now]].
* This troper has a theory that [[LegacyOfKain Kain]] is Murdoc's grandfather. It would explain a lot, as both have green-ish skin and MagnificentBastard overtones.

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* He's been practically living on rum for several months and is still alive. ("[[DanAndMabsFurryAdventures ("[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures You mean it's NOT full of vitamins and nutrients?]]") Okay, presumably he's been eating food as well, but [[ImmuneToDrugs most people would be dead of alcohol poisoning by now]].
* This troper has a theory that [[LegacyOfKain [[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Kain]] is Murdoc's grandfather. It would explain a lot, as both have green-ish skin and MagnificentBastard overtones.



Think about it...he's not stupid, he's just not used to earth ways.

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Think about it... he's not stupid, he's just not used to earth ways.



* During the iTunes sessions, 2D goes into a complete DeadpanSnarker mode.

[[WMG: Murdoc's mother is SaladFingers]]
Green skin and the fact that we don't know Salad Fingers' gender. Also, Murdoc's mother is conspicuously absent. So I think that SaladFingers went back in time, boned it with Murdoc's father and went back. This makes SaladFingers Murdoc's mother and a Time Lord.

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* During the iTunes sessions, 2D goes into a complete DeadpanSnarker mode.

mode.

[[WMG: Murdoc's mother is SaladFingers]]
WebAnimation/SaladFingers]]
Green skin and the fact that we don't know Salad Fingers' gender. Also, Murdoc's mother is conspicuously absent. So I think that SaladFingers Salad Fingers went back in time, boned it with Murdoc's father and went back. This makes SaladFingers Salad Fingers Murdoc's mother and a Time Lord.



Or maybe he's straight but having other people hanging around in his head while he's having sex just creeps him out enough that he avoids it.

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* Or maybe he's straight but having other people hanging around in his head while he's having sex just creeps him out enough that he avoids it.



* Murdoc might have given another hint towards it when he once mentioned that at first he thought Russel was making a euphemism when told everyone he lived in Ike Turner's basement for awhile. Or Murdoc might just have been trying to be a dick. It's hard to tell.

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* Murdoc might have given another hint towards it when he once mentioned that at first he thought Russel was making a euphemism when told everyone he lived in Ike Turner's Music/IkeTurner's basement for awhile. Or Murdoc might just have been trying to be a dick. It's hard to tell.



The majority of the video involves Noodle dancing around and then, just before the end, Murdoc waking up in bed with another man. This could be symbolic of repressed desires--in this case, pedophilia and homosexuality. Then there's the fact that the lyrics could be interpreted as lyrics about masturbation. Finally, at the end of the video, Murdoc wakes up sweaty and frightened, or
confused at what's just happened.

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The majority of the video involves Noodle dancing around and then, just before the end, Murdoc waking up in bed with another man. This could be symbolic of repressed desires--in desires -- in this case, pedophilia and homosexuality. Then there's the fact that the lyrics could be interpreted as lyrics about masturbation. Finally, at the end of the video, Murdoc wakes up sweaty and frightened, or
or confused at what's just happened.



Russel's band profile was just recently updated with a letter containing the phrase that [[spoiler: returns Noodle's memories to her after she, or someone else, used the codewords to erase them.]] It also mentioned that he's still been [[spoiler: chased by demons]] all this time, so he could have heard something about what happened to her in Hell from them, to know if it's needed.

If [[spoiler: her memory ''was'' wiped, either of her own will or because the devil knew the code]], Satan gone on to muck around with her brain however he wants to, and sent her on her way. What would his aim be? Well, Murdoc ''has'' freely admitted on many occasions that he's managed to duck out of paying up on his end of his DealWithTheDevil, and Noodle's just about the only person that he'd head straight for with his guard dropped when he heard she was around, ''so''...

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Russel's band profile was just recently updated with a letter containing the phrase that [[spoiler: returns [[spoiler:returns Noodle's memories to her after she, or someone else, used the codewords to erase them.]] It also mentioned that he's still been [[spoiler: chased [[spoiler:chased by demons]] all this time, so he could have heard something about what happened to her in Hell from them, to know if it's needed.

If [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her memory ''was'' wiped, either of her own will or because the devil knew the code]], Satan gone on to muck around with her brain however he wants to, and sent her on her way. What would his aim be? Well, Murdoc ''has'' freely admitted on many occasions that he's managed to duck out of paying up on his end of his DealWithTheDevil, and Noodle's just about the only person that he'd head straight for with his guard dropped when he heard she was around, ''so''...






[[WMG: Real!Noodle's appearance in ''On Melancholy Hill'' is a tribute to 2D. ]]
She has ''blue hair'' instead of purple or black as she has before, a l Iong TV similar to the T-shirts he wears, and a similar mask in the same video. It might of been her way of remembering the band if her memory was really [[spoiler: wiped clean]]

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[[WMG: Real!Noodle's appearance in ''On Melancholy Hill'' is a tribute to 2D. ]]
She has ''blue hair'' instead of purple or black as she has before, a l Iong TV similar to the T-shirts he wears, and a similar mask in the same video. It might of been her way of remembering the band if her memory was really [[spoiler: wiped clean]]
[[spoiler:wiped clean]].



Murdoc thought that the Cyborg started talking on her own because "maybe there’s some kind of organic, ‘psychic’ link between the two." At the same time, Real Noodle seems a lot more angry and quick to use violence than she used to be (though admittedly it's understandable in the situation, and who knows how often pirates have gone after her since El Manana to wear down her patience). So, the connection could be effecting both of them; the Cyborg's developing a few more human traits while Noodle's being hit by Robo!Noodle's lack of empathy and pirate-killing bodyguard programming.

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Murdoc thought that the Cyborg started talking on her own because "maybe there’s some kind of organic, ‘psychic’ 'psychic' link between the two." At the same time, Real Noodle seems a lot more angry and quick to use violence than she used to be (though admittedly it's understandable in the situation, and who knows how often pirates have gone after her since El Manana "El Mañana" to wear down her patience). So, the connection could be effecting both of them; the Cyborg's developing a few more human traits while Noodle's being hit by Robo!Noodle's lack of empathy and pirate-killing bodyguard programming.



The designs for both are strikingly similar. Beyond that SMS seems to be a general corrupting force fueled by greed like the Strange Folk from Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head

[[WMG: The DNA Murdoc found at the crash site? It wasn't Noodle's - it was Jimmy's.]]
It makes sense if you think about it - yes, Cyborg!Noodle ''looks'' like Real!Noodle, but her ''personality''? Let's see here - violent, gun-happy, and a tendency to be as creepy as possible? Yep, sounds a lot like Jimmy to me. Both Noodle and Jimmy were in the lighthouse at one point; if Murdoc got it from in there, there's a pretty equal probability that it was Jimmy's rather than Noodle's.

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The designs for both are strikingly similar. Beyond that SMS seems to be a general corrupting force fueled by greed like the Strange Folk from Fire "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head

Head".

[[WMG: The DNA Murdoc found at the crash site? It wasn't Noodle's - -- it was Jimmy's.]]
It makes sense if you think about it - -- yes, Cyborg!Noodle ''looks'' like Real!Noodle, but her ''personality''? Let's see here - -- violent, gun-happy, and a tendency to be as creepy as possible? Yep, sounds a lot like Jimmy to me. Both Noodle and Jimmy were in the lighthouse at one point; if Murdoc got it from in there, there's a pretty equal probability that it was Jimmy's rather than Noodle's.



When I first saw phase 2 Noodle this immediately struck me - when she grew her hair out it turned out to look like a halfway point between Murdoc and 2D's, with jagged spikes and a thick fringe. Influence from two important figures in her life? Coincidence? Deliberate artisitc choice? Either way!

[[WMG:Murdoc really did kill Dennis Hopper.]]

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When I first saw phase 2 Noodle this immediately struck me - -- when she grew her hair out it turned out to look like a halfway point between Murdoc and 2D's, with jagged spikes and a thick fringe. Influence from two important figures in her life? Coincidence? Deliberate artisitc artistic choice? Either way!

way!

[[WMG:Murdoc really did kill Dennis Hopper.Creator/DennisHopper.]]



* Or he could just be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_abuse psychologically]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbal_abuse battered.]]

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* Or he could just be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_abuse psychologically]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbal_abuse battered.]] ]]



He's green, smells bad, steals people's organs ...

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He's green, smells bad, steals people's organs ...
organs...



He died in one of the two car crashes, and being around Murdoc all that time built up enough occult energy to bring him part of the way back. His brain power never recovered fully. Explains why he can apparently get around perfectly well when he should be blind thanks to his eye injuries - zombies don't need eyes.

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He died in one of the two car crashes, and being around Murdoc all that time built up enough occult energy to bring him part of the way back. His brain power never recovered fully. Explains why he can apparently get around perfectly well when he should be blind thanks to his eye injuries - -- zombies don't need eyes.



Maybe he would have gotten word of Vocaloid's success somehow, and attempt to immitate/cash in on such a phenomenon. Gorillaz is a virtual band after all, something Mudz seems to be at least partially aware of. However, the plan would backfire because:

1)The whole thing would create a widespread {{Broken Base}}. Some would criticize, contending that it strays too far from the philosophy of "Reject False Icons." Others would contend that it takes just as much creativity to program a Voca-Cyborg to sing a well written song as it does to sing one naturally.

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Maybe he would have gotten word of Vocaloid's Music/{{Vocaloid}}'s success somehow, and attempt to immitate/cash imitate/cash in on such a phenomenon. Gorillaz is a virtual band after all, something Mudz seems to be at least partially aware of. However, the plan would backfire because:

1)The 1) The whole thing would create a widespread {{Broken Base}}. Some would criticize, contending that it strays too far from the philosophy of "Reject False Icons." Others would contend that it takes just as much creativity to program a Voca-Cyborg to sing a well written song as it does to sing one naturally.



[[WMG: The Band's name was inspired by the Monkees]]
Two bands, separated in time but both spread "artificially" - and they're both named after misspelled simians.

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[[WMG: The Band's name was inspired by the Monkees]]
Music/TheMonkees]]
Two bands, separated in time but both spread "artificially" - -- and they're both named after misspelled simians.



* Jossed. He's shown to be alive and living with the others in an apartment from the latest video, "DoYaThing." He's also as submissive as ever.

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* Jossed. He's shown to be alive and living with the others in an apartment from the latest video, "DoYaThing." "[=DoYaThing=]". He's also as submissive as ever.



It's a bit of a RunningGag with there being dropped hints of Murdoc being gay, or bisexual. He's also a sexually active person with the ladies -- and even more so than 2-D. But that doesn't mean that he'd also completely hold back his desire for men. An infamous question once asked to Noodle was if she's "picked up boys with a nice pair of chopsticks." Her response was Murdoc claiming that he's "picked up boys using his dictophone." There's also that dream he woke up from at the end of "DARE," where [[spoiler: he found himself happily sharing a bed with Shaun Ryder.]] So, as much as he'd deny his true sexuality, Murdoc has had to have slept with other men before, while no one else is looking. Not just make off-handed remarks about them while he's drunk/not thinking straight.

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It's a bit of a RunningGag with there being dropped hints of Murdoc being gay, or bisexual. He's also a sexually active person with the ladies -- and even more so than 2-D. But that doesn't mean that he'd also completely hold back his desire for men. An infamous question once asked to Noodle was if she's "picked up boys with a nice pair of chopsticks." Her response was Murdoc claiming that he's "picked up boys using his dictophone.dictaphone." There's also that dream he woke up from at the end of "DARE," where [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he found himself happily sharing a bed with Shaun Ryder.Creator/ShaunRyder.]] So, as much as he'd deny his true sexuality, Murdoc has had to have slept with other men before, while no one else is looking. Not just make off-handed remarks about them while he's drunk/not thinking straight.



If Phase 4 ever happens, the last music video to be released from that arc will [[ADayInTheLimelight centre around 2-D]], who spends a majority of it sinking deeper and deeper into anger & depression. He cannot deal with the band, the fame, the music, etc. anymore-- ''especially'' Murdoc. It will end with him killing himself, either by overdosing on pills, taking a gunshot to the head, or [[SlashedThroat slicing his throat with a knife]].
And afterwards, [[WordofGod Damon]] will say that they're over for good once again.

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If Phase 4 ever happens, the last music video to be released from that arc will [[ADayInTheLimelight centre around 2-D]], who spends a majority of it sinking deeper and deeper into anger & depression. He cannot deal with the band, the fame, the music, etc. anymore-- anymore -- ''especially'' Murdoc. It will end with him killing himself, either by overdosing on pills, taking a gunshot to the head, or [[SlashedThroat slicing his throat with a knife]].
* And afterwards, [[WordofGod Damon]] will say that they're over for good once again.



Phase 3 had enough music recorded for three albums and thus was given an elaborate storyline to span across those albums before getting cut short. The second album's story would've focus mostly on Noodle and Russel, what happened to them during the time skip. and how their journey to Plastic Beach went, with 2D and Murdoc playing more background roles. The third album would then unite the band as they attempt to stop the apocalypse.

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Phase 3 had enough music recorded for three albums and thus was given an elaborate storyline to span across those albums before getting cut short. The second album's story would've focus mostly on Noodle and Russel, what happened to them during the time skip. and how their journey to Plastic Beach went, with 2D and Murdoc playing more background roles. The third album would then unite the band as they attempt to stop the apocalypse.
apocalypse.



After getting built up as the ultimate evil and the one thing that Murdoc was terrified of, it was supposed to be a twist that he was actually far less threatening than he seemed. WordOfGod describes him as ThePeteBest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the terrible title of "Flatulence", and the DoYaThing video shows him casually rooming with the Gorillaz. Most likely his failure to take Murdoc's soul would result in him getting kicked out of the group and result in the other horsemen and the Apocalypse in general serving as the true antagonist of Phase 3, with the Boogieman rooming with the Gorillaz now that he's out of work.

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After getting built up as the ultimate evil and the one thing that Murdoc was terrified of, it was supposed to be a twist that he was actually far less threatening than he seemed. WordOfGod describes him as ThePeteBest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the terrible title of "Flatulence", and the DoYaThing [="DoYaThing"=] video shows him casually rooming with the Gorillaz. Most likely his failure to take Murdoc's soul would result in him getting kicked out of the group and result in the other horsemen and the Apocalypse in general serving as the true antagonist of Phase 3, with the Boogieman rooming with the Gorillaz now that he's out of work.
4th Jan '15 1:01:26 PM Roemilus
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**It should also be noted that 2D has a serious painkiller addiction, so it's likely that his intelligence is stumped because he's constantly high on painkillers, making him an EruditeStoner of sorts.
8th Dec '14 11:04:23 PM Aiguille
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* TOTALLY!!!!!! You know why the movie AlphaAndOmega has gotten bad reviews? Murdoc purposely somehow sabotaged the movie's success so it would get bad reviews!!!!!! Hell, he probably disguised himself as all of the critics and wrote bad reviews. Once he was done killing Mr. Hopper, he threatened the movie makers to dedicate the movie to him in utter disrespect! Like my friend said: "If they dedicated this movie to him, he must be rolling in his grave!"

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* TOTALLY!!!!!! You know why the movie AlphaAndOmega ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' has gotten bad reviews? Murdoc purposely somehow sabotaged the movie's success so it would get bad reviews!!!!!! Hell, he probably disguised himself as all of the critics and wrote bad reviews. Once he was done killing Mr. Hopper, he threatened the movie makers to dedicate the movie to him in utter disrespect! Like my friend said: "If they dedicated this movie to him, he must be rolling in his grave!"
23rd Feb '14 1:16:12 PM Mr.French
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[[WMG: 2D will [[BewareTheNiceOnes try to]] stab Murdoc.]]

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[[WMG: 2D will [[BewareTheNiceOnes try to]] stab Murdoc.]]]]

[[WMG: Had Phase 3 gone as planned, 2D and Murdoc would have been OutOfFocus during the second album.]]
Phase 3 had enough music recorded for three albums and thus was given an elaborate storyline to span across those albums before getting cut short. The second album's story would've focus mostly on Noodle and Russel, what happened to them during the time skip. and how their journey to Plastic Beach went, with 2D and Murdoc playing more background roles. The third album would then unite the band as they attempt to stop the apocalypse.

[[WMG: The Boogieman would've turned out to be an IneffectualSympatheticVillain.]]
After getting built up as the ultimate evil and the one thing that Murdoc was terrified of, it was supposed to be a twist that he was actually far less threatening than he seemed. WordOfGod describes him as ThePeteBest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the terrible title of "Flatulence", and the DoYaThing video shows him casually rooming with the Gorillaz. Most likely his failure to take Murdoc's soul would result in him getting kicked out of the group and result in the other horsemen and the Apocalypse in general serving as the true antagonist of Phase 3, with the Boogieman rooming with the Gorillaz now that he's out of work.
31st Oct '13 1:03:13 PM Mocker
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[[WMG: Murdoc is a TakeThat to Rupert Murdoch.]]
Think about it. Murdoc seems to have a lot of control over Gorillaz, just like Murdoch has a lot of control over the British media. Also, if Murdoc has the government conections that Murdoch seems to have (in light of the Leveson Inquiry) it would explain why nobody tried to rescue 2D and how he's got out of so many crimes.
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