History YMMV / Gorillaz

7th Mar '16 9:44:03 PM Mr.French
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* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Despite the small size of the cast, the incredibly popular 2D/Noodle pairing has little to go off of, as the two have actually interacted the least out of all the band members in videos and interviews.
8th Feb '16 5:51:07 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Arguably ''Music/DemonDays'', being known for the singles, and overall being a considerably perfect album, the fact Damon decided to ''perform the entire thing with live members'' should seal this deal.
31st Dec '15 1:40:05 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Some people have accused Noodle of being this, what with being widely talented with musical instruments, having a pretty good singing voice, being quite attractive, cheerful and optimistic even after finding out about her unpleasant past, possibly the most intelligent and strongest (both physically and mentally) out of the band despite being the youngest, being treated very well in the band in comparison to the way the other members regard each other and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]]. However, the whole story doesn't evolve around her, she isn't what made the band be successful and her character is not based around the concept of WishFulfillment. She ''might'' have certain traits of a MarySue, but she lives in an environment where most of those traits are not considered of importance, which in turn makes her tolerable, even likable.
27th Nov '15 10:13:54 AM Vegapunk1337
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** Is Murdoc truly the completely reprehensible bastard that he claims to be, or is he a sad little man who was never given a chance at a normal life and is thus incapable of understanding others as a result. Does he actually enjoy being on ''Music/PlasticBeach'' due to it being his "kingdom", or does he secretly miss having anyone to talk to? Did he kidnap 2D out of necessity of producing the album, or did he do it because he was the one person who didn't completely hate him and was thus the only person he could call a friend? Phase 3 manages to provide support for all sides of the argument.

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** Is Murdoc truly the completely reprehensible bastard that he claims to be, or is he a sad little man who was never given a chance at a normal life and is thus incapable of understanding others as a result. result? Does he actually enjoy being on ''Music/PlasticBeach'' due to it being his "kingdom", or does he secretly miss having anyone to talk to? Did he kidnap 2D out of necessity of producing the album, or did he do it because he was the one person who didn't completely hate him and was thus the only person he could call a friend? Phase 3 manages to provide support for all sides of the argument.
12th Sep '15 4:26:10 PM Mr.French
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** Just how bad of a person is Paula Cracker? Was 2D really in love with her?



** How central to the band the characters are is also a hot topic of debate, particularly after Phase 3, with many claiming the increased focus on the cartoons early on in the Phase is ultimately led to its unceremonious and abrupt end.

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** How central to the band the characters are is also a hot topic of debate, particularly after Phase 3, with many claiming the increased focus on the cartoons early on in the Phase is what ultimately led to its unceremonious and abrupt end.



* YokoOhNo: Paula Cracker.
12th Sep '15 4:22:16 PM Mr.French
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* BaseBreaker: Murdoc became one of these during Phase 3. While he was always a character fans were meant to LoveToHate, his increasingly heinous crimes, KarmaHoudini status and [[SpotlightStealingSquad tendency to dominate the vast majority of screen time across the phase]] made a sizable chunk of fans become sick of him. Still, he remains a beloved part of the group with most others.
13th Jul '15 5:08:38 PM Hyena_Lord
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*DracoInLeatherPants: Quite a few fanfictions either downplay or completely subvert the negative aspects of Murdoc's personality, usually for the sake of shipping.
12th Jul '15 11:03:03 AM ThornBrain
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Murdoc truly the completely reprehensible bastard that he claims to be, or is he a sad little man who was never given a chance at a normal life and is thus incapable of understanding others as a result. Does he actually enjoy being on ''Music/PlasticBeach'' due to it being his "kingdom", or does he secretly miss having anyone to talk to? Did he kidnap 2D out of necessity of producing the album, or did he do it because he was the one person who didn't completely hate him and was thus the only person he could call a friend? Phase 3 manages to provide support for all sides of the argument.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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Is Murdoc truly the completely reprehensible bastard that he claims to be, or is he a sad little man who was never given a chance at a normal life and is thus incapable of understanding others as a result. Does he actually enjoy being on ''Music/PlasticBeach'' due to it being his "kingdom", or does he secretly miss having anyone to talk to? Did he kidnap 2D out of necessity of producing the album, or did he do it because he was the one person who didn't completely hate him and was thus the only person he could call a friend? Phase 3 manages to provide support for all sides of the argument.



* AscendedFanon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mañana_(song) Wikipedia's article]] on the song ''El Mañana'' noted that the helicopters in the video didn't match the ones from ''Feel Good Inc.'', and proposed an explanation for it. This article was quoted in ''Rise of the Ogre'', with Murdoc replying, "Er... yeah. That sounds about right."
* BrokenBase: The last single from ''Music/PlasticBeach'', ''Doncamatic'', is shaping up to be this. Half the Website/YouTube comments are lauding it as a spiritual successor to ''DARE'', and the other half are criticizing it for its lack of Creator/DamonAlbarn and similarity to current pop. Its release as a single also provoked anger, as it was chosen over [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite "Empire Ants"]]. Then ''Doncamatic'' had a video made for it, which was considerably less epic and plot-advancing than the canceled ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video.

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* AscendedFanon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mañana_(song) Wikipedia's article]] on the song ''El Mañana'' noted that the helicopters in the video didn't match the ones from ''Feel Good Inc.'', and proposed an explanation for it. This article was quoted in ''Rise of the Ogre'', with Murdoc replying, "Er... yeah. That sounds about right."
* BrokenBase:
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The last single from ''Music/PlasticBeach'', ''Doncamatic'', is shaping up to be this. Half the Website/YouTube comments are lauding it as a spiritual successor to ''DARE'', and the other half are criticizing it for its lack of Creator/DamonAlbarn and similarity to current pop. Its release as a single also provoked anger, as it was chosen over [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite "Empire Ants"]]. Then ''Doncamatic'' had a video made for it, which was considerably less epic and plot-advancing than the canceled ''Rhinestone Eyes'' video.



* CanonSue: Some people have accused Noodle of being this, what with being widely talented with musical instruments, having a pretty good singing voice, being quite attractive, cheerful and optimistic even after finding out about her unpleasant past, possibly the most intelligent and strongest (both physically and mentally) out of the band despite being the youngest, being treated very well in the band in comparison to the way the other members regard each other and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]]. However, the whole story doesn't evolve around her, she isn't what made the band be successful and her character is not based around the concept of WishFulfillment. She ''might'' have certain traits of a MarySue, but she lives in an environment where most of those traits are not considered of importance, which in turn makes her tolerable, even likable.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Song variety -- ''Rhinestone Eyes'' and ''Empire Ants'' are almost universally beloved among fans, and neither were ever official released as singles, though ''Rhinestone Eyes'' came close.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkHorse:
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Song variety -- ''Rhinestone Eyes'' and ''Empire Ants'' are almost universally beloved among fans, and neither were ever official released as singles, though ''Rhinestone Eyes'' came close.



* FaceOfTheBand: 2D and Noodle in the videos, Murdoc in interviews. 2D gets thee lion's share of the screen time in most videos barring a few which star Noodle. Stops being the case in Phase 3, where the focus is on Murdoc while he hangs in the background, but back in full force by "[=DoYaThing=]".

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* FaceOfTheBand: 2D and Noodle in the videos, Murdoc in interviews. 2D gets thee the lion's share of the screen time in most videos barring a few which star Noodle. Stops being the case in Phase 3, where the focus is on Murdoc while he hangs in the background, but back in full force by "[=DoYaThing=]".



* HellIsThatNoise: At the 1:50 mark in ''The Speak It Mountains'', Damon has inserted what sounds like digitally-altered ''screams of pain''. LastNoteNightmare indeed. It's actually just [[http://i.imgur.com/Fizza.png a picture of a mountain that you can find by putting the song through a stereograph]].



** It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up...
*** IT'S DARE! OOOH!

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** It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up...
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up... IT'S DARE! OOOH!



* MarySue: Some people have accused Noodle of being this, what with being widely talented with musical instruments, having a pretty good singing voice, being quite attractive, cheerful and optimistic even after finding out about her unpleasant past, possibly the most intelligent and strongest (both physically and mentally) out of the band despite being the youngest, being treated very well in the band in comparison to the way the other members regard each other and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]]. However, the whole story doesn't evolve around her, she isn't what made the band be successful and her character is not based around the concept of WishFulfillment. She ''might'' have certain traits of a MarySue, but she lives in an environment where most of those traits are not considered of importance, which in turn makes her quite tolerable, even likeable.



** They're arguably this for Music/{{Deltron3030}} as well. All three members of Deltron appeared on the first album and "Time Keeps on Slipping" is usually referred to as a "proto-Gorillaz" song.
* NauseaFuel
** The first video of the ''Murdoc's Dressing Room'' three-parter shows you more of Murdoc than you ever wanted to see, as does the band's segment on MTV Cribs. Not to mention ''Rock the House'', ''Feel Good Inc.'', and ''The Eel'' G-bite.

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** They're arguably this for Music/{{Deltron3030}} as well. All three members of Deltron appeared on the first album album, and Deltron's "Time Keeps on Slipping" is usually referred to as a "proto-Gorillaz" song.
* NauseaFuel
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NauseaFuel: The first video of the ''Murdoc's Dressing Room'' three-parter shows you more of Murdoc than you ever wanted to see, as does the band's segment on MTV Cribs. Not to mention ''Rock the House'', ''Feel Good Inc.'', and ''The Eel'' G-bite.



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Phase 3 could be called "The Murdoc show featuring 2D" considering how basically all material from it is simply the two bickering while Murdoc battles demons. Russel and Noodle don't get a single line of dialogue throughout the entire phase.



* TaintedByThePreview: The demo of ''Stylo'' was not well-received and people assume it is what the finished version sounds like -- the finished version actually sounds much better.

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* TaintedByThePreview: The demo of ''Stylo'' was not well-received and people assume assumed it is what the finished version sounds like -- the finished version actually sounds much better.



* UglyCute: Murdoc and 2D. The manatee from the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video.

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* UglyCute: UglyCute:
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Murdoc and 2D. 2D.
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The manatee from the ''On Melancholy Hill'' video.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwKcXfUmLkk This]] is the newest Gorillaz song, ''Doncamatic''. Listen to it without looking at the comments. Good? Now read the note. [[note]]The singer? It's a ''guy.''[[/note]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: AnimationAgeGhetto seems to have worked on them some, as parents have mistakenly brought their kids to live concerts. It's an animated band with and ridiculously catchy music... that features a character like [[AntiRoleModel Murdoc Niccals]]. Many of their songs and videos have prominent adult imagery: the ''Stylo'' video features a shooting scene and the Boogieman, ''On Melancholy Hill'' has a discretion gore shot and Cyborg Noodle throwing up an ''octopus'', ''Feel Good Inc.'' has Murdoc's "bass-shagging action" and the tower gives off a general feel of a nightclub or a brothel. Most of the lyrics are highly ambiguous, and it's not rare to see Murdoc with emptied tequila bottles, 2D switchblade knives and cigarettes, and dead animals. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWKt4vxOdg One early, unreleased music video]] for the song ''5/4'' would have started off with a view of a girl masturbating, and the video treats the viewer to a naked Murdoc with a very much visible penis. Their first self-titled album even has a [[ContentWarning Parental Advisory sticker]] on it.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwKcXfUmLkk This]] is the newest Gorillaz song, ''Doncamatic''. Listen to it "Doncamatic"]] without looking at the comments. Good? Now read the note. [[note]]The singer? It's singer is a ''guy.''[[/note]]
guy.[[/note]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: AnimationAgeGhetto seems to have worked on them some, as parents have mistakenly brought their kids to live concerts. It's an animated band with and ridiculously catchy music... that features a character like [[AntiRoleModel Murdoc Niccals]]. Many of their songs and videos have prominent adult imagery: the ''Stylo'' "Stylo" video features a shooting scene and the Boogieman, ''On "On Melancholy Hill'' Hill" has a discretion gore shot and Cyborg Noodle throwing up an ''octopus'', ''Feel "Feel Good Inc.'' " has Murdoc's "bass-shagging action" and the tower gives off a general feel of a nightclub or a brothel. Most of the lyrics are highly ambiguous, and it's not rare to see Murdoc with emptied tequila bottles, 2D switchblade knives and cigarettes, and dead animals. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWKt4vxOdg One early, unreleased music video]] for the song ''5/4'' would have started off with a view of a girl masturbating, and the video treats the viewer to a naked Murdoc with a very much visible penis. Their first self-titled album even has a [[ContentWarning Parental Advisory sticker]] on it.



** You have to feel bad for 2D. First off, he got put in a coma and got an eye fractured after Murdoc hit him with a car, and had to be taken care of by Murdoc whilst in the coma, not to mention the rumors of what happened during that time. Then Murdoc managed to crash the car trying to 360 to impress a girl and 2D was thrown through the windshield. This woke him from the coma and ''shattered his other eye''. Murdoc abused him all the time, then drugged and kidnapped him for ''Music/PlasticBeach''. During the iTunes sessions, Murdoc bragged about nailing his girlfriend and proceeded to chloroform 2D when he attacked. Finally, in the ''[=DoYaThing=]'' video, there is a final twisting of the knife -- 2D reads a newspaper with a cartoon called The Gorillaz in which Murdoc gives him a hug and says "It's good to have friends." 2D smiles at this, but then the real Murdoc comes downstairs and brutally smacks him across the head with a shoe. The heartbroken look on his face is ''awful''.
** The whole band, really. Russel's friends were killed and then he got possessed and expelled from school for mauling some other students, Murdoc whilst being a complete dick did have an admittedly abusive childhood, and Noodle's life has been crap since Phase 2 although she's now back with her bandmates as of ''[=DoYaThing=]''.

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** You have to feel bad for 2D. First off, he got put in a coma and got an eye fractured after Murdoc hit him with a car, and had to be taken care of by Murdoc whilst in the coma, not to mention the rumors of what happened during that time. Then Murdoc managed to crash the car trying to 360 to impress a girl and 2D was thrown through the windshield. This woke him from the coma and ''shattered his other eye''. Murdoc abused him all the time, then drugged and kidnapped him for ''Music/PlasticBeach''. During the iTunes sessions, Murdoc bragged about nailing his girlfriend and proceeded to chloroform 2D when he attacked. Finally, in the ''[=DoYaThing=]'' "[=DoYaThing=]" video, there is a final twisting of the knife -- 2D reads a newspaper with a cartoon called The Gorillaz in which Murdoc gives him a hug and says "It's good to have friends." 2D smiles at this, but then the real Murdoc comes downstairs and brutally smacks him across the head with a shoe. The heartbroken look on his face is ''awful''.
** The whole band, really. Russel's friends were killed and then he got possessed and expelled from school for mauling some other students, Murdoc whilst being a complete dick did have an admittedly abusive childhood, and Noodle's life has been crap since Phase 2 although she's now back with her bandmates as of ''[=DoYaThing=]''."[=DoYaThing=]".
7th May '15 11:15:35 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* MagnumOpus: Arguably ''Music/DemonDays'', being known for the singles, and overall being a considerably perfect album, the fact Damon decided to ''perform the entire thing with live members live'' should seal this deal.

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* MagnumOpus: Arguably ''Music/DemonDays'', being known for the singles, and overall being a considerably perfect album, the fact Damon decided to ''perform the entire thing with live members live'' members'' should seal this deal.
7th May '15 11:13:31 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* MagnumOpus: Arguably ''Music/DemonDays'', being known for the singles, and overall being a considerably perfect album, the fact Damon decided to ''perform the entire thing with live members life'' should seal this deal.

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* MagnumOpus: Arguably ''Music/DemonDays'', being known for the singles, and overall being a considerably perfect album, the fact Damon decided to ''perform the entire thing with live members life'' live'' should seal this deal.
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