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Milo Danger Murphy
Milo Murphy
Gender: Male
Age: 13-14
Hometown: Danville
Professional Information
Profession:
  Student
Friends and Family
Parents:
Brigette Murphy (mother)
Martin Murphy (father)
Siblings:
Sara Murphy (sister)
Grandparents:
Grandpa Murphy (paternal grandfather)
Grandma Murphy(paternal grandmother)
Friends:
Melissa Chase
Zack Underwood
Balthazar Cavendish
Vinnie Dakota
Veronica
Love interests:
Amanda Lopez
Pets: Diogee (dog)
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather:
Sheriff Murphy, lives in 1875
Aunt:
Laura Murphy
Uncle:
Joey Murphy
Cousins:
Nate Murphy
Reggie
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance:
  "Going The Extra Milo"
Voiced by:
Al Yankovic[1]
Zack: How do you live like this?

Milo: How do you live like that?

Zack: What do you mean?

Milo: I mean, you wanna live like those other kids? They took a bus to school today. A bus! Does that sound like more fun to you?

— Zack and Milo, Going the Extra Milo

Milo Danger Murphy ("Danger" pronounced [dɔ̃ˈʒe], do-jé) is the main and titular character of Milo Murphy's Law, voiced by Al Yankovic. He is the best friend of Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood, and is condemned to live his whole life under Murphy's Law: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Personality

Milo is a very cheerful, good-hearted person. He is incredibly optimistic in the face of adversity and tends to view most situations in a positive and exciting way, regardless of the danger surrounding him. His attitude has the tendency to inspire those closest to him, and he's generally well liked by his community, although they avoid him more often than not on account of his condition.

Milo loves living with Murphy's Law, and he considers his life much more exciting than that of other kids, to the point that Melissa stopped looking for a cure because she realized he would never want one. Living with Murphy's Law made Milo very good at staying calm and improvising solutions, and when bad things happen to him (and they usually do), he often uses stuff from his backpack or his surroundings.

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" I'm helping by not helping! "

Milo is very understanding when the people around him express doubts about his presence in certain situations, regardless of how close they are, and he will often leave on request to prevent Murphy's Law from interfering in delicate situations. He knows that they mean well, and he reassures them that they are right to be concerned.

Milo can, at times, be quite oblivious to the people around him, and the way he is being treated. He likes to see the best in everyone to the point he ignores and often fails to notice their behavior. He treats people well even when they're directly rude to him, as seen through Cavendish's entire one-sided rivalry with him in which he treated Milo in a very rude, condescending manner, or his excitement at being called Elliot's 'friend' in spite of the fact that it was clearly meant to be sarcastic.

On the occasion that somebody says something really awful towards him over his condition, Milo tends to simply remain silent or even walk away, leaving his friends to defend him.

He has a deep love and appreciation for his friends and family and enjoys spending time with them. When asked by Victor Verliezer what he liked more than anything, he promptly responded with 'My family'. In spite of his constant optimism, Milo has shown strong doubt over his decisions when Murphy's Law proves to be too much of a danger to the people he cares about, although he's quick to bounce back with the support of those close to him.

Physical Appearance

Milo is a young boy with light skin, dark brown eyes, and a round face with prominent cheeks and a pointed nose. His short brown hair sticks up at the front- a quirk very typical of males in the Murphy family line.

He wear's a deep pink sweater vest with small, greyish-brown stripes over a pale-yellow short sleeve shirt that has a downturned collar. His shorts are light brown and end above his knees, with pockets and visible seams on the sides. He wears long white socks with a pair of his trademark shoes, brown slip-ons that he orders online from a company that guarantees same day delivery.

Milo is nearly always seen wearing his backpack, which is packed full of supplies to help him deal with anything Murphy's Law throws at him. His backpack is a dark green color with black straps and small black pockets on either side. There are diagonal black and yellow stripes reminiscent of a caution sign on the back, beneath the opening flap.

Milo is implied to have a number of scars caused by Murphy's Law related incidents, as shown in Going the Extra Milo when he thanked a construction worker for noticing his newest scar.

He often holds the top of his backpack straps with both hands while he walks, a stance mimicked by Zack at the end of the episode Smooth Opera-tor.

Skills and Abilities

From a young age, Milo has proven himself to be quite adept at dealing with Murphy's Law. Regardless of what's going wrong around him, he remains calm, constantly using both his backpack and his surroundings to improvise a solution. Even without his backpack, Milo has shown himself to be quick and resourceful, with a wide and unusual variety of skills.

Murphy's Law

Living with Murphy's Law has given Milo a number of abilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Building and repairing: On a number of occasions, Milo has shown himself to be proficient at building and repairing, having been the one to install an 'asteroid early warning' system on the roof of the Murphy house, and having turned his father's decommissioned truck into a haunted house. During their adventure's he's constantly fixing stuff as it goes wrong, from drinking fountains to ceiling vents.
  • Strength: Like his father, and likely others living with EHML, Milo seems to be unusually strong for a person his age. His backpack is full of tools and objects, including an anchor, and he constantly wears body armor that was heavy enough to pin Principal Milder to the floor ("Worked Day", "Athledecamathalon").

Musical Abilities

Milo has proven himself to have strong musical abilities, and he plays accordion in the band Just Getting Started. He does so while avoiding any potential disasters, often fighting against Murphy's Law as he plays, showing his skills with his instrument.

  • Accordion: Milo's trademark instrument is the accordion, which he carries around with him everywhere and plays with great proficiency. This is a nod to his voice actor, Al Yankovic, who is known for playing the accordion. In The Undergrounders, he plays it to distract Zack from his claustro-avoidance. He does the same in Fungus Among Us when he wants to annoy the giant Pistachion into attacking him.
  • Singing: Milo has shown, too, that he is a talented singer, often doing backup vocals alongside his accordion in Just Getting Started, and singing Toboggan of Love to Sara and Neal after accidentally ruining their date.

Miscellaneous

In spite of Murphy's Law related setbacks, Milo has gone out of his way to take a number of classes and to learn skills that aren't necessary to his survival.

  • Cooking: In Secrets and Pies, it is revealed that Milo had been taking cooking classes. While it is clear his friends don't trust his ability to cook without disaster, he manages to make some tasty looking mac and cheese before things go wrong.
  • Grappling Hook: In Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-a-Torium!, Milo stated that he'd taken grappling hook classes, saying that they paid off after he was able to use the grappling hook properly on the first try.

History

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Relationships

Family

Brigette Murphy

Main article: Brigette and Milo's Relationship

Milo is close to his mother and seeks her advice when he is troubled.

Martin Murphy

Main article: Martin and Milo's Relationship

Milo is close with his father. They both suffer from Murphy's Law, and Milo often quotes his father's unusual words of wisdom in random situations.

Sara Murphy

Main article: Sara and Milo's Relationship

Milo is close to his sister. They are both fans of The Doctor Zone Files, and he puts a lot of effort into making sure Murphy's law doesn't interfere with her plans. While she tends to be paranoid about Murphy's Law, she doesn't let that stop them from hanging out constantly.

Diogee

Main article: Milo and Diogee's Relationship

Diogee is Milo's dog. He usually appears unknowingly in situations where his owner is. Milo often tells Diogee to go home, and usually adds: "He's not supposed to be" wherever he is.

Friends

Melissa Chase

Main article: Melissa and Milo's Relationship

Melissa has been one of Milo's closest, and only, friends for years. They've been through numerous adventures together, and she sticks by him no matter what, even when most other kids avoid him. She says that Milo's tough because he seems to deal with misfortunes so easily.

Zack Underwood

Main article: Zack and Milo's Relationship

Milo meets Zack on his first day at Jefferson County Middle School. He helped Zack out when they missed the bus because a concrete drainage pipe chased them away. Zack initially decided that he would start avoiding Milo as soon as their first adventure ended, but changed his mind when Milo points out that living like him is more interesting than living like other kids.

Veronica

Veronica was Milo's most competent babysitter, and the two of them are good friends to this day. She is the one who gave him his backpack.

Classmates

Amanda Lopez

Main article: Amanda and Milo's Relationship

Amanda is one of Milo's classmates, and, like the others, is apprehensive of Murphy's Law. Her extreme love for perfect order and organization leads her to dislike being in Milo's presence, though he remains completely oblivious to this. Despite this, it is revealed in "Smooth Opera-tor" that Milo has a crush on her, and his constant perseverance causes her to take on a new view of him and his condition.

Mort Schaeffer

Milo and Mort are on friendly terms with each other. While Milo tends to apologize for any misfortune that befalls his classmates in his presence, Mort's easygoing attitude and beliefs lead him to put the blame on other stuff, such as a blocked chakra, rather than Murphy's Law. Mort becomes the drummer of their band, Just Getting Started, further revealing his lax attitude towards Milo's condition.

Bradley Nicholson

Main:Bradley and Milo’s Relationship

Milo is friendly towards Bradley, who is jealous of the attention Milo gets and avoids him due to his unique misfortunes.

Acquaintances

Vinnie Dakota

Main article: Dakota and Milo's Relationship

Milo and Dakota are warm towards each other and were quick to become friends, even in spite of Cavendish's initial hostilities towards the boy. During the mission to take down King Pistachion, Milo aided him and Cavendish in any way he could, and afterward, Dakota gifted him a clock from the Timestream as a souvenir of his adventure with them.

Balthazar Cavendish

Main article: Cavendish and Milo's Relationship

Milo was completely unaware of Cavendish's hostility towards him after they met, and he treated the time traveler well in spite of his rude behavior. After they defeated King Pistachion, Cavendish warmed up to the boy, and the two became friends. Milo is always happy to see him and tends to greet Cavendish whenever they cross paths.

Elliot Decker

Main article: Elliot and Milo's Relationship

Milo is warm and friendly with Elliot, while in Elliot's eyes Milo is a threat to the safety of the city. He is generally oblivious to Elliot's disdain for him, and most of the time he doesn't mind when the crossing guard wastes his time giving him trouble.

Orton Mahlson

Being a huge fan of The Doctor Zone Files, Milo was thrilled to meet Orton and was incredibly excited to be a part of his show. After ending up amidst the invasion, the two worked well together to survive against the Pistachions on the way to Professor Time's place. They are on friendly terms.

Lola Sunderguard

Milo and Lola seem happy and baffled to meet each other, most likely because they look just alike.

Gallery

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Quotes

  • Diogee, go home!
  • You know what they say: Sticks and stones can damage your vital organs, so always wear body armor.
  • My dad always says: What doesn't kill ya only makes you late for school.
  • You know what they say: Whatever breaks our eggs, only helps our egg-dropping contraption to use what we know of gravity, inertia and weight distribution better.
  • Sometimes the interruptions are half the fun, and sometimes they're mind-bogglingly terrifying. I can't wait to see which one this is.
  • I know! I got to hold a grenade launcher.

Trivia

  • Milo Murphy was shown in a tweet by "Weird Al" Yankovic on Twitter, making fans suggest that "Weird" Al Yankovic could be the voice actor of Milo Murphy.[2] This was later confirmed when the show entered production.[3]
  • Milo is the youngest member of the Murphy family.[4]
  • Milo owns an accordion, as seen in The Undergrounders, after the train car tumbles down the hill. This is a nod to his voice actor, Al Yankovic, who is an accordion player himself. He uses a different one while part of Just Getting Started.
  • He was originally going to be named Mikey, as Mikey Murphy's Law was the show's original working title, but his name was later changed to Milo for unknown reasons.
  • Milo is the only character to appear in every episode.
  • He sometimes quotes his father.
  • In "The Wilder West", he revealed that he is the seventh generation of his family who gets affected by Murphy's Law.
  • His middle name is his grandmother's maiden name (Danger).
  • Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Milo Murphy's Law, was a director of the '90s nicktoon Hey Arnold! before Milo Murphy's Law. It also included a character, Eugene Horowitz, who is not bothered by his bad luck.

References

  1. "Weird Al" Yankovic. "Al Yankovic on Twitter: "Animated Me https://t.co/cQ0Ff3vChc"". Twitter. https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/632644547785297920/photo/1. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  2. "Weird Al" Yankovic. "Al Yankovic on Twitter: "Animated Me https://t.co/cQ0Ff3vChc"". Twitter. https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/632644547785297920/photo/1. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  3. http://deadline.com/2016/02/weird-al-yankovic-cast-voice-milo-murphys-law-disney-xd-1201696262/
  4. https://youtu.be/VXDVKeb29QQ?t=76

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