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On May 7, 2018, Jamie posted a photo to his Instagram depicted with Noodle with an unnamed man. Later that day, user, nu.bikx (Shay), commented about the possibility that Noodle and the man (that he speculated as being Ace from the Gangreen Gang) being in a relationship to which Jamie responded with, "she's not dating Ace. Just good friends.". 
On May 17, 2018, the official Gorillaz twitter tweeted a promotional poster for Gorillaz Summer Festivals 2018 which featured Ace partially hidden behind Noodle; confirming that Ace is currently a stand-in member for the band while Murdoc is currently incarcerated for smuggling. 
On May 31, 2018, the music video for Humility was released on the official Gorillaz YouTube channel, featuring Ace at a basketball court, popping a basketball, which was being used by two men, with a switchblade.
|The full image gallery for Ace may be viewed at Ace/Gallery.|
- In the Powerpuff Girls Movie, an ad for Gorillaz LIVE was briefly seen in a newspaper; sparking the theory that the Gorillaz and the Powerpuff Girls share the same universe.
- There have been other connections to the Powerpuff Girls in the past, 2-D was seen wearing a shirt featuring Mojo Jojo.
- Ironically, Murdoc was temporarily replaced by a known felon.
- Coincidentally, Ace and Murdoc both have green skin and are leaders of their respective groups.
- In March 2018, Jamie posted a clip of Ace hitting a Kindergartner with a dodgeball from the Powerpuff Girls episode, Schoolhouse Rocked to his Instagram. This was the earliest known hinting of Ace's involvement with the band. 
- On May 31, 2018, Damon Albarn explained in an interview with BBC Radio 6 the reason behind adding Ace as Murdoc's temporary replacement; stating that permission was granted to use Ace as a character. 
- ↑ Hewlett, Jamie. "Noodle spotted at The Kentucky Derby with a friend?". Instagram.com. Instagram. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- ↑ @gorillaz. "SUMMER IS UPON US". Twitter.com. Twitter. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
- ↑ Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - Humility (Official Video)". YouTube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- ↑ Hewlett,Jamie. "Dodgeball". Instagram.com. Instagram. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- ↑ Radio X. "Damon Albarn explains Ace from The Powerpuff Girls joining Gorillaz". YouTube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 31 May 2018.