Even though criticism of the realistic Gorillaz portraits is valid, I don’t quite get why people expected 2D’s eyes to *not* look terrifying. He has a traumatic eye injury, so it wouldn’t really make sense for them to look anything other than painful and scary.
Murdoc and 2D are the leaders of rival gangs. 2D puts on the act of being a pushover to fool Murdoc, leading him to believe that he’s a simple street soldier or runner, and not a threat at all. Murdoc then tries to glean information from this seemingly innocent, naive man, however, 2D has his own plan to put into action. Meanwhile, Noodle functions as an informant sneaking between the two gangs, and Russell tries to keep everyone on 2D’s side in order as a street coordinator.