My personal opinions on Gorillaz ships:
2doc: OOOOOOOKAY. Whew. Here we fucking go. I’ve talked about this a lot before. Basically comes down to: I wouldn’t want them in a relationship unless Murdoc started treating 2D nicely and go through with therapy, not just for Stu but for the whole band. Murdoc would try to fix his relationship with everyone after realizing he’s a bad person. It’s not just about a relationship though. I don’t even really want them to be friends until Murodc treats Stu better and changes his ways. I know he is better in phase 4, but nothing has been confirmed about 2D socking him in the face, and Murdoc trying to fix his relationship with people. Let’s say all of this was canon though. I’m very interested in their interactions with each other. There’s a reason they’re the fan favourites. They’re funny, and their personalities go well together. Opposites attract: 2D is kind and (for the most part aside from that phase 1 shirt wink wink) innocent, and Murdoc is dark, brooding, and his behavior and jokes are pretty disgusting. I just feel like they go so well together, and it’s not just, “uwu they are gay ship uwu uwu in love totally no abuse going on” or, “I don’t ship it abusively cause if they are dating he wouldn’t abuse him uwu.” Murdoc has hurt 2D a lot, and I’m not trying to cover that up. It’s one of the reasons I love nice fluffy lovey-dovey 2doc because seeing Murdoc comfort 2d and make him happy and feel loved is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Stu needs to beat him up and Murdoc needs to sort his shit out. I would even be happy with just platonic love. Happy family. Be fucking nice to him. I also think people shouldn’t erase the fact that Murdoc is an abuser and was a downright horrible person to 2D, but also that he had a very hard childhood. He was abused as well and raped at a young age. This doesn’t excuse the way he’s treated 2D, but don’t portray him as a monster that needs to die. I just wish everything could get better and they could be happy with each other. I know you can’t salvage every single relationship, but he could at least try. Stuart deserves every ounce of kindness and attention from him. What I hate about this ship is how other people portray it. I’m not saying you should erase him being abusive, but when people think Murdoc beating the shit out of 2D and then basically raping him is totally in character and hot, it makes me want to puke? And 2D only being shown as some wimpy, dumb, frail twink with no personality whatsoever, that’s disgusting and there’s so much more to 2D than his submissive behavior. Like if you’re going to ship it, don’t romanticize abuse. You can have them dealing with it and Murdoc trying to change for the better, and still getting over it, but it’s not something that’s cute. How about let Murdoc be nice and try for once. Stop making 2D be the one doing everything to try and fix their relationship. Anyways. This got off topic a bit. I have a lot of feelings for this one. Bottom line, I love this ship, if you ship it in the right way. (Oh and, that part where I’m talking about liking shipping them in a platonic friendship way, or in a really slow caring relationship kind of way, I’m totally not saying you can’t ship them in a sexual way. Guys can have sex with each other. Like really kinky sex, and still love each other. It’s not all super cute all the time like, they want to fuck hard and gross, gay people aren’t a fetish) ANYWAYS..
2russ: Pure pure amazing ship. Russ is very very friendly sweet, 2D deserves to be cared for more than anything in the world, BOOM. My only problem: Russel’s lack of character. His personality, like I’ve said before in other posts, we kind of made up ourselves. The whole dad-friend thing? Not…entirely canon. I mean it suggests it kind of but, for the most part we created a personality for him. We had to. Why? Because in canon, nobody really cares about him at all. That’s why if 2russ was ever canon, I’d be a little upset. There wouldn’t be much of a “ship” with half of a character. He has a cool story, yeah, but you can’t tell me his personality is as developed as 2D or Murdoc. If we’re talking about shipping our fanon Russ with 2D, it’s great. The most pure of all ships. They love each other an care for each other. Russ would give 2D the best hugs. 2D would give him best kisses aaaa. (Again, not saying they can’t have sex. I’m asexual maybe that’s something to do with it, I just don’t really ship stuff like that, BUT IT’S TOTALLY FINE. GROSS SEX. GAY NOT FETISH. DON’T HAVE TO BE PRETTY ALL THE TIME. MAKE THEM FUCK. Okay I’ll stop lmao) Good ship good ship. Wonderful.
Russdoc: Ah. This one. Okay so same thing to this one about the whole under-developed Russ. Honestly, I do really like this ship. Not aaaas much as the others, but still really good. What kinda sorta “ruined” it for me was the fact that it’s been pointed out Russel kinda hates Murdoc….and like… I don’t know. Broke his nose and stuff, generally just does not really click with him too much? But I will say in phase 4 they’ve bonded a lot more. I do still like this ship a lot still. If they oh I don’t know GAVE RUSS SOME MORE PERSONALITY MAYBE I WOULD SHIP IT MORE???
2D x Noodle: (not even gonna say the actual ship names because they aren’t worthy of them) Pedophilia.
Russ x Noodle: Pedophilia.
Murdoc x Noodle: Pedophilia.
Okie-dokes is that cleared up? First three are my opinions, last three are fact. Last three are LAW. Okay? Okay.