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"It's fine, don't worry about it."
Discord Murder Party Catchphrase

Discord Murder Party, also known as DMP, is a role-playing version of the games Werewolf, Mafia and other variants where nothing bad happens. It is played on the YouTube channel Internet Remix. This series started January 19, 2018, and has, as of March 23rd, 2021, 3 seasons with a total of 40 episodes on YouTube. Season 4 premiered on March 21st 2021. The playlist of episodes and supplemental videos is located here.


Discord Murder Party contains examples of:

  • Alternate Reality Game: During the hiatus between Seasons 1 and 2, messages encrypted under a Caesar Cipher were suddenly dropped at the end of various DMP-related videos, starting with their Halloween Special. The messages seem to correspond to the motives and wishes of the various characters that eventually led them to go with the Murder God. More appeared during the mid-season hiatus of Season 2 and during the hiatus between Season 2 and Season 3. The latter also introduced morse code and spectrograms as forms of encoding.

  • Ascended Fanfic: With the Working Week AU. What started as joke became semi-canon in the Pokémon Scenario, where the scenery changed for a single round to the office of the AU.

  • Audience Participation: Donating bitsnote  during the streams will slowly fill up a meter. Once the meter is full, the Bit Wheel is spun, which will enact a variety of effects onto the players. The effects range from adding new roles to turning people into velociraptors, or even giving the Murder God a conscience. Audience members who donate absurdly large numbers of bits at once, enough to fill the meter several times over, get to directly suggest scenarios and/or choose Bit Wheel effects to activate. In season 2, one can offer an improvisation prompt.

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  • Audience? What Audience?: Usually started by Murder God or Dr. McGillicutty.

  • Beach Episode: Scenario 1 of Episode 9 of both Season 1 and Season 2.

  • Big Bad: The Murder God (as played by Kristen) initiates all games.

  • Big "NO!": Episode 11 Scenario 2. Loki AKA 's response when told him that he doesn't have to throw Joe's body off the ship.

  • Bitch Slap: End of Episode 11. Vincent does one to Murder God.

  • Call-Back: Players will refer to previous scenarios should they be related. For example, In Episode 3 Scenario 3 characters will often call back to Episode 2 Scenario 1 as they are both based on popular TV. In addition, certain characters are able to remember past scenarios regardless of relation.

  • The Cameo: Before adjusting Wheel spins, and what bit donations in another Internet Remix stream did, characters from other streams appeared in DMP scenarios -
    • Momo Sans Vol, an Aarakocra cleric Player Character from a Dungeons & Dragons campaign that Internet Remix streams, appeared as one of the characters in both Episode 8 Scenario 2 and Episode 9 Scenario 1, played by the same person.
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    • Thalia, a Wood Elf druid Player Character from a different Internet Remix Dungeons & Dragons campaign, also appeared as a character in Episode 9 Scenario 1, and also played by the same person.

  • Catchphrase: The Murder God's is "It's fine! Don't worry about it." It also functions as a catchphrase for the game as a whole.

  • Christmas Episode: Murdermas, streamed December 16, 2018. It's non-canon.

  • Continuity Nod: Cecil Underwood (played by JoJo). She's heavily implied to be the daughter of Frederick Underwood from Episode 2 Scenario 1.

  • Death by Disfigurement: Inverted. The sexy disease, the method of murder of Episode 4 Scenario 1, turns the person sexier before they die.

  • Death of a Child: Multiple, a majority being played by JoJo.

  • Déjà Vu: Occurs in the Season 2 premiere when the Murder God uses the exact same scenarios as Season 1's first episode.
    • [untitled reference] is a broken record of all of Juno's past characters.

  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
    • At the end of Episode 11, Vincent slapped the Murder God.
    • Similarly, at the end of Season 2 Episode 1, Grace punched the Murder God.

  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Multiple, done by Alex or Juno. Juno did one 2 hours before the episode.

  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The Bit Wheel turned Dr. McGillicutty and Teven Styler, respectively, into velociraptors in Episode 5 Scenario 2 and Episode 7 Scenario 2, respectively. Also, Episode 8 Scenario 1 is "Cretaceous Gardens," taking place in a dinosaur theme park, and even features a return of Teven Styler as "The OG VelociRocker."

  • Evolving Credits: The season 3 opening does this. It starts only showing the awakened that were currently awakened for Season 3 and updated with the new awakened after they join the awakened side.

  • Expy: Juno does this frequently for his characters. Others also do it, but Juno does it more.

  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: On the official Internet Remix Tumblr, the Murder God will occasionally answer questions about Discord Murder Party instead of the Internet Remix team members.

  • Halloween Episode: Discord Spoopy Party the semi-canon episode.

  • Heroic BSoD: Vincent during season 3. The second War Scenario brings Vincent's brother-in-law as a reflection, not to mention the whole war scenario brings bad memories not only to Vincent, but Grace too, which also leads to a heated argument with McGillicutty. Not to mention that Vincent learns that his family isn't in the void as he thought, this leads to a Break the Badass, as in the following scenarios, he doesn't care, up until the mid season finale, where he wants to go back to sleep.

  • Hope Spot: In Episode 7 Scenario 2, Adric's character Tommy Gwendolyn appears to have awakened. However, in the first scenario of the following episode, it is revealed that the awakening was botched, and Tommy has become glitched.

  • Just for Pun:
    • Episode 2 Scenario 2. Caren Blossom (as played by Queen) uses non-stop car puns, as she has the superpower of shooting cars from her wrist.
    • Episode 4 Scenario 1. Mr. Skelly (played by Adric) makes multiple skeleton puns and he is a skeleton.

  • Medium Awareness: Murder God, Dr. McGillicutty and Vincent Reid to an extent.

  • invokedMemetic Mutation: Episode 3 Scenario 2. Memes have taken over the world. A small alliance of 9 people rebel, but two of them are sleeper agents for meme-kind.

  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Tommy's first attempt at awakening was botched.

  • Off the Rails: Season 2, Episode 3, Scenario 2, took place in space. The obvious intent was a space battle against the marauding Jerks. Instead Tames T. Jerk (no relation) ended up seducing them. It got more insane from there.

  • Our Gods Are Different: The Black Stars Pantheon

  • Powers That Be: It has been implied at various points that the Murder God is not running the games of her own free will, but due to the compulsion of some higher power or force.

  • Punny Name: Depending on the scenario characters have some.
    • Episode 8 Scenario 1 with Rusty Deeno, Tito Rex and Dina Shur
    • Episode 11 Scenario 1 with Reagon Cox and X Plosion

  • Shoot the Dog: Episode 4 Scenario 1. Fido is accused and dies.

  • Something Completely Different: Each scenario follows the general formula of the party game Mafia, also known as Werewolf, with some minor variations. Season 2 Episode 3 Scenario 2, however, functions instead like a dice-rolling Tabletop Game. This has since become another staple gameplay style (instead of just Mafia) in order to change things up.
    • Season 2, Episode 14. The episode does not begin with the usual cast introduction and is not split into Scenarios, nor does it use either of the established gameplay styles. Instead, the episode consists of each of the Awakened (sans Christine) being placed in their own lotus-eater world, featuring a better, perfect version of their lives, and they then have to break themselves out of it, whether on their own or with the help of the others. The episode contains no character status boards; its visuals consist entirely of illustrations.

  • Split Personality: It is revealed in Episode 10 of Season 1 that Grace has a split personality that appears to house her emotions and crank them Up to Eleven.

  • The Western: Season 1, Episode 10 Scenario 1

  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: Season 2, Episode 3 Scenario 2. Instead of the usual Mafia/Werewolf gameplay, it switches to a format reminiscent of tabletop games. This was done by the Murder God to fulfill Percy's wish for something different.

  • Verbal Tic: In earlier episodes, Dr. McGillicutty often ends his statements with "HWAT HWAT HWAT!" He does this less often in later episodes, though, as his character becomes less and less of the joke character he was in the beginning.

  • Villainous Breakdown: Although the Murder God has small tantrums when things do not go her way that could qualify, especially when any character truly awakens, there is one that really takes the cake. In Episode 14 of Season 2, when the Awakened have broken out of their Lotus-Eater worlds and stand before her, she questions each one why they would want to leave, insisting to each of them in turn that it would be so much better than their current situation, becoming more and more desperate. After they all have rejected her implorations, she goes on a rant reminiscent of the beginning of the one from the first season's finale, which then quickly turns into her sobbing, wondering why no one ever wants to stay with her.

  • Wham Line: "My name is Vincent! Marshall! Reid!"
    • Season 3 Finale Part 2: "A Hero dies, a child lives...Yugo Hernandez, step forward."

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