Murray is a skull that Guybrush Threepwood
encounters in the game The Curse of Monkey Island
. Being a skull, he's very limited in what he can actually do. However, he has remained in the memory of Monkey Island
fans ever since he debuted. Apart from his role in Curse
, he made a very brief appearance in the Escape from Monkey Island
. Murray also appears in Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan
where he becomes infatuated with the Democratically United Brotherhood of the Manatee Interior and dupes his way in thanks to Guybrush.
He has an unbent determination to rule the world and will do whatever it takes to achieve that. He has one big problem with his plan: he's just a skull. He is aware that he needs more than a skull to be able to rule the world, which is why on numerous occasions he tries to get the help of Guybrush. These interactions with Guybrush are what made Murray popular among Monkey Island fans.
Murray: "I am the invincible demonic skull."
Murray : "I'm a powerful demonic force! I'm the harbinger of your doom! And the forces of darkness will applaud me as I STRIDE through the gates of hell carrying your head on a pike!"
Guybrush Threepwood: "Stride?"
Murray: "All right then, roll! ROLL through the gates of hell. Must you take the fun out of everything?"
Guybrush Threepwood: "Do you know anything about lifting curses?"
Murray: "Oh, right. I know a lot about lifting curses. That's why I'm a disembodied talking skull sitting on top of a spike in the middle of a swamp."
Guybrush Threepwood: "You seem bitter."
Murray: "I'm sorry. It's been a rough day."
Murray: "Something tells me you're not taking me very seriously."
Guybrush Threepwood: No, no I am.
Murray: "Then let me hear you scream in terror."
Guybrush Threepwood: "I'm too scared to say anything."
Murray: "Ha ha! [laughs evilly]"
Guybrush Threepwood: "How can you see without eyeballs?"
Murray: "How can you walk around without a brain? Some things no one can answer."
Guybrush Threepwood: "If I gave you your arm back, what would you do with it?"
Murray: "I’d terrorize the Caribbean! I’d torture the living! I’d demolish the…er… What I meant to say was, I’d use it to pet kittens."
Guybrush Threepwood: "Nope. You blew it."
Guybrush Threepwood: “You’re about as fearsome as a doorstop.”
Murray: “Is it a really evil-looking doorstop?”
Guybrush Threepwood: “Never mind.”