Murch

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Murch
Murch.jpg
Artwork of Murch


Species Sea Urchin
Height
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Purple
Age
Gender Male
Location Inkopolis Square
Shop
Members

Murch (Japanese: スパイキーSupaikī) is a character in Splatoon 2.

Appearance

Murch is a sea urchin, looking similar to Spyke other than the fact Murch has only one eye. Like Spyke, he has orange skin and green eyes, though with a purple iris and blue pupil. He wears a purple bandana with designs similar to Spyke's poncho, a white t-shirt with with black sleeves, black jean shorts, and blue shoes.

Description

Similar to Spyke in Splatoon, Murch offers services that tweak abilities on gear. In addition to the same services Spyke offered, he provides a new service called gear scrubbing. Gear scrubbing wipes a gear item clean of its filled sub ability slots, turning it back into an item with no slots filled. However, all abilities removed in this manner (and when re-rolling abilities) are turned into collectibles called "ability chunks". When enough ability chunks of the same kind are collected, they can be converted back into the corresponding ability and be put freely into a sub-ability slot on any gear. If ability chunks are used on a slot that is already filled, the new ability will replace the slot's contents and the old ability will be converted into an ability chunk.

He can also deliver orders made via SplatNet on the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Quotes

“Take a look. It’s exactly what you asked for. Yeah, sometimes I amaze even myself”- When your order is exact.

”Wanna buy it?”

“Cool it, chum. You haven’t even ordered anything!”

“Whatevs. Get at me before the end of the day if you change your mind. I’ll trash it otherwise.”- When you refuse to buy your order.

”Word. Nice doing business.”- When buying something from him.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The briefcase next to Murch can be seen slightly open. Inside the briefcase, some Super Sea Snails without shells can be seen. Murch can also be heard playing Squid Jump from Splatoon.
  • Some of Murch's dialog suggests he looks up to S Icon Spyke.png Spyke.
    • This was confirmed in a developer interview, where it was stated that Murch and Spyke grew up in the same town, and Murch started working for Spyke since he had looked up to him for a long time.[1]
  • Murch appears to have been based off of a banded sea urchin.

Etymology

Murch's name is a combination of merch, short for "merchandise" and an allusion to his services, and urchin, referring to his species.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スパイキー
Supaikī
Spiky
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Mikey Mikey
FlagFrance.svg French Tipik Similar to Kipik (Spyke) and possibly from typique (typical)
FlagGermany.svg German Sid English given name, similar to Siggi (Spyke)
FlagItaly.svg Italian Echino From echidna
FlagRussia.svg Russian Иглюха
Iglyukha
From игла igla, spike/needle, and Илюха, Ilyuha, Ilya (Russian name)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Enrizo From Enrico, Italian given name, similar to Eri (Spyke)

References



Characters in Splatoon 2