Morrie Rydell

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Morrie Rydell
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First episode


Family

Main article: Rydell family

He has an adopted Japanese sister Suzu Rydell.

Personality

Morrie is shown to be incredibly brilliant, but he seems to have some secret, unknown agenda in Odyssey. While most of the incidents he's pulled off have been harmless, he seems to have some malevolent reason for testing the intelligence of the citizens of Odyssey, Matthew Parker and Emily Jones being the primary targets thus far.

History

Before moving to Odyssey, Morrie went to an overseas school that posted their election results online. He was a campaign manager twice and got both of his candidates elected in landslide victories. His sister also mentioned an incident where things went "awry", which may have been the reason their family moved to Odyssey.

He makes his debut in #802: “Parker for President”, in which he turns the Parker siblings against each other, then secretly starts a write-in campaign for Emily which gets her elected as school president.

In #804: “The Key Suspect”, Suzu suspects that Morrie maybe behind the events in the episode and gotten Dion to take the fall for it by blackmailing him but she isn't able to prove it, clearing her of any involvement in the scheme.

#833: “The Secret of the Writer's Ruse” establishes that Morrie is capable of convincing Whit and Eugene into creating a mystery for Matthew and Emily to see if they can solve it and tests whether they can see past him. The episode also establishes that Morrie is either writing down his "scheme" for his personal documentation or is communicating with someone who he might be working with about his activities in Odyssey. Whit also suspects he has some agenda.

Trivia

  • His last name is a reconstruction of the word "riddle." (Official Podcast 305)
  • His first name is a reference to Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis

Quotes

Olivia Parker: So what do the band members want?
Morrie Rydell: Well, their number one concern is getting new uniforms.
Olivia Parker: You mean those hats with the giant feather dusters in them?
Morrie Rydell: I wouldn't refer to them as that, but yes.
Olivia Parker: Oh. Okay, well, anything else?
Morrie Rydell: They want more respect.
Olivia Parker: Well, then, maybe they should rethink the giant feather dusters.

#802: “Parker for President”

Morrie Rydell: Hey! Great job on that locker mystery today, sis! You showed everybody how good of a detective you are.
Suzu Rydell: Morrie, why do you suppose someone would open lockers for three nights but only steal on the third?
Morrie Rydell: Uhh… hum. Beats me.
Suzu Rydell: <exhales> And I heard someone left a poetic clue for Emily Jones. It’s too clever for Dion; who would do such a thing, and why?
Morrie Rydell: Maybe… someone was trying to throw Emily and Matthew off the trail somehow.
Suzu Rydell: Or onto one. I have been thinking: there seems to be a number of puppet strings here, strings left dangling. A great deal can be learned from examining a person’s possessions, don’t you think? But what could be done with such knowledge?
Morrie Rydell: Well, people’s secrets are… powerful things.
Suzu Rydell: Perhaps a secret is what kept Dion from protesting that he was accused unjustly.
Morrie Rydell: What are you getting at, sis?
Suzu Rydell: Morrie, please tell me you had nothing to do with the locker incident at school.
Morrie Rydell: Alright. I’ll tell you that.
Suzu Rydell: We don’t want things to… go awry again? I want to do what is right, for our new friends, for our family.
Morrie Rydell: Don’t worry. Everything’s good. ’Night.
Suzu Rydell: Good night, Morrie.

#804: “The Key Suspect”

Morrie Rydell: So let me ask you: is everything the drama club did, and that Olivia did, and what she didn’t do; is all of that … good?
Suzu Rydell: Well, I suppose … yes.
Morrie Rydell: Then instead of being suspicious of your brother, why can’t you think of him as someone who brings out the good in people?
Suzu Rydell: Then, the answer is “yes.” You did have something to do with this.
Morrie Rydell: <beat> Good night, sis’.
Suzu Rydell: Good night, Morrie.

#853: “The Good in People”

Olivia Parker: Good grief, Morrie! Don't sneak around like that.
Morrie Rydell: I wasn't sneaking! I just walked up.
Olivia Parker: Well, walk louder! You scared me.

#853: “The Good in People”

Morrie Rydell: Find and protect?

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Morrie Rydell: Are you sure he wasn't just stringing you along?
Olivia Parker: Mr. Whittaker wouldn't be so cruel...but someone is.

#853: “The Good in People”

Morrie Rydell: Japanese is such a beautiful written language. Wish I could read it. <hands notebook to Suzu> Here you go.

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Suzu Rydell: Thank you.
Morrie Rydell: Maybe you could teach me one day, huh?
Suzu Rydell: Perhaps... when you are ready to learn.

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Morrie Rydell: Awesome! Your detective skills are just… awesome!

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Emily Jones: <reading> Questions are good when asked of the right people. People are good when making a truthful choice. The wrong questions to the wrong people can be a choice gone wrong.
Morrie Rydell: Is that like a riddle?
Suzu Rydell: Sounds like a warning.

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Morrie Rydell: What if someone’s helping us find proof of a wrong-doing — a mystery person helping us solve another mystery.

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Morrie Rydell: I’m good with numbers.

#885: “Further from the Truth”

Morrie Rydell: And it doesn’t matter anyway, since now we’ve hit a dead end.

#885: “Further from the Truth”


Album Appearances

Morrie Rydell has appeared in the following albums:

Morrie Rydell has appeared in the following club seasons:

Morrie Rydell has appeared on the front cover of the following album:



Episodes

Morrie Rydell is voiced by Atticus Shaffer, has appeared in 9 episodes, and has received an average user rating of 85.2%.


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