Murphy returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome Amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.
Murphy is a pea green cub with a darker green patch over his right ear and has thick, black, eyebrows and almost closed eyes. This makes him appear rather similar to Cobb, as they both are light green with a dark green patch on their heads. He has a very friendly smile, which is a bit strange and deceiving, as he is a cranky villager. Lower down, he has a white muzzle with matching paws and his initial shirt is the Static Shirt. In Animal Forest, his appearance is mostly the same, the only differences is that his eyebrows have an angry look and he's frowning.
Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.
Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Murphy will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Murphy will also enjoy spreading rumors of other villagers.
In addition to being a grumpy bear, Murphy has a little habit that is just plain weird. He carries a small container under his shirt that's packed with seaweed -and whenever he gets angry- he grills it out and smells the smelly stuff.