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Milo Danger Murphy
Milo Murphy
Gender: Male
Age: 13-14
Hometown: Danville, Jefferson County
Professional Information
Profession:
  Student
Friends and Family
Parents:
Brigette Murphy (mother)
Martin Murphy (father)
Siblings:
Sara Murphy (sister)
Grandparents:
Grandpa Murphy
Grandma Murphy
Friends:
Melissa Chase
Zack Underwood
Balthazar Cavendish
Vinnie Dakota
Love interests:
Amanda Lopez
Pets: Diogee (dog)
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather:
Sheriff Murphy, lives in 1875
Aunt:
Laura Murphy
Uncle:
Joe Murphy
Cousins:
Reggie (mentioned)
Nate Murphy
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 (pronounced "don-gé") Murphy is the main and titular character in 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 Murphy is generally cheerful. He is very optimistic in the face of adversity; when bad things happen to him (and they usually do), he remains calm and always finds a solution, often taking out something from his backpack. He doesn't think someone would describe him as "tough". He considers a life lived like his is more fun than other kids' lives. ("Going the Extra Milo")

He was worried that Murphy's Law would ruin the opera Amanda wanted to see; in fact, he worked to make the show continue, even replacing one actor. He is very talented at improvisation. ("Smooth Opera-tor") He's not sure about what career he wants; he doesn't want to do only one thing. ("Worked Day")

The thing he likes more than anything else is his family. ("A Clockwork Origin")

Physical Appearance

Milo Murphy is a young boy. He has white skin, light brown hair, and brown eyes. He wears a formal beige shirt and a pink sweater vest with brown-greyish stripes on. His shorts are light brown and his socks are long and white. He also wears brown slip-on shoes. Milo usually wears a brown backpack full of supplies to help deal with whatever Murphy's Law throws at him.

Biography

Early life

It seems Milo has been affected by EHML for his whole life, which means he has always been dogged by bad luck.

Early in his childhood, he was occasionally cared for by a babysitter, a young lady named Veronica. He saw her counter Murphy's Law by using a backpack which had something for everything. At some point, Milo earned the backpack from Veronica, who gave it to him.

Meeting Zack

In the pilot episode, "Going the Extra Milo", Milo meets Zack at the bus stop on the morning of their first day of school. Milo and Zack immediately become friends and Zack decides to stick by him and Melissa despite Milo's streaks of bad luck, or as he says, "this cyclone of calamity that follows him everywhere he goes."

Further adventures

Some of Milo's misadventures have resulted in a chain reaction that unintentionally thwarted the missions of two pistachio-protectors from the future, consequently leading to much bigger events.

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.

Sara Murphy

Main article: Sara and Milo's Relationship

Milo is close to his sister. They are both fans of The Doctor Zone Files.

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 friends for years. While most of the other kids avoid him, she sticks by him no matter what. 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.

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

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. During the mission to take down King Pistachion, he aided him and Cavendish in any way he could.

Balthazar Cavendish

Main article: Cavendish and Milo's Relationship

Milo was friendly towards Cavendish from the start. Cavendish, on the other hand, was slightly hostile toward Milo, because Cavendish thought Milo was an enemy agent. Milo was unaware of this. After they defeated King Pistachion, Cavendish warmed up to the boy.

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.

Veronica

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

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. 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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The image gallery for Milo Murphy may be viewed here.

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 not bothered by his bad luck.

Appearances

Every episode on the series so far.

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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