This Classic Powerpuff Girls Villain Has Given Up His Life Of Crime To Join The Gorillaz

Ace in his first appearance as the newest member of the Gorillaz.Image: Warner Bros.

Though the Powerpuff Girls are excellent at fighting crime, they have never been all that great with rehabilitating villains because, well, they're children who can't be expected to do the penal system's job.

That being said, at least one member of the Utonium girls' rogues gallery seems to have gotten his shit together in recent years, if the Gorillaz' newest music video is any indication.

In the buildup to impending album The Now Now's release, the animated band's dropped a new music video featuring Jack Black and, curiously, Ace, the former leader of the Gangreen Gang.

According to the Gorillaz's official newsletter, Ace is now an actual band member who's filling in due to bassist Murdoc Niccals' current absence. It's not clear whether Ace can actually play the bass himself, but he's definitely got the Gorillaz's signature grungy, slimeball-chic aesthetic down to a T.

With Ace getting into the professional music biz, one has to wonder whether the Beat-Alls are back somewhere in Townsville fuming that they haven't been signed ... yet.

The Now Now drops June 29.


Comments

    Technically as long as Ace can actually play bass, he's going to play better than Murdoc. It's been said multiple times in supplementary materials that the band often has to redo entire songs with another bass player because Murdoc is that bad at playing.

    That makes so much more sense. I watched the video the other day and wondered if I missed a music video that explained the redesign on Murdoc (I've never seen more than 10 minutes of the Powerpuff girls).

    That being said, at least one member of the Utonium girls' rogues gallery seems to have gotten his shit together in recent years, if the Gorillaz' newest music video is any indication. You can tell he has because he's still acting like a jerk bully. Ace and the gang were never really megalomaniacal supervillains like most of the other PPG villains, they were just hoodlums and delinquents running amok and making mischief like he does in the video.

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