History Fridge / DARKWINGDUCK

20th Jun '17 9:12:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* One of the running themes of the show is that DarkIsNotEvil. Darkwing being the prime example, but Morgana is also a "night person". It might not occur to the viewer how much they wanted to drive that theme home until he/she realizes that some of the villains are the other half of the analogy: Megavolt, one of the most dangerous criminals in St. Canard, is [[LightIsNotGood constantly surrounded by light]] and Negaduck's costume is bright yellow and red. His cape is black, but it's lined with bright red.

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* One of the running themes of the show is that DarkIsNotEvil. Darkwing being the prime example, but Morgana is also a "night person". It might not occur to the viewer how much they wanted to drive that theme home until he/she realizes that some of the villains are the other half of the analogy: Megavolt, one of the most dangerous criminals in St. Canard, is [[LightIsNotGood constantly surrounded by light]] and Negaduck's costume is bright yellow and red. His (His cape is black, but it's lined with bright red.)



* A seemingly minor plot point in "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E9WaterWayToGo Water Way to Go]]" actually plays into the episode's {{Aesop}}. Launchpad shows the ability to ride a surfboard, something never seen before. However, watchers who came to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' will remember Launchpad occasionally showing that ability there.[[note]]Of course, this requires ignoring Tad Stones' statement that they're alternate universes.[[/note]] It's not that [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat Launchpad has spontaneously developed a new ability]]; it's that ''Darkwing'' has never thought that inventorying his abilities would be worthwhile. What was the episode's moral? That Darkwing needs to have faith in his sidekick and not disrespect him just because of his role.

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* A seemingly minor plot point in "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E9WaterWayToGo Water Way to Go]]" actually plays into the episode's {{Aesop}}. Launchpad shows the ability to ride a surfboard, something never seen before. However, watchers who came to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' will remember Launchpad occasionally showing that ability there.[[note]]Of course, this requires [[DeathOfTheAuthor ignoring Tad Stones' statement that they're alternate universes.universes]].[[/note]] It's not that [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat Launchpad has spontaneously developed a new ability]]; it's that ''Darkwing'' has never thought that inventorying his abilities would be worthwhile. What was the episode's moral? That Darkwing needs to have faith in his sidekick and not disrespect him just because of his role.
19th Jun '17 7:41:01 PM HeroGal2347
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* A seemingly minor plot point in "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E9WaterWayToGo Water Way to Go]]" actually plays into the episode's {{Aesop}}. Launchpad shows the ability to ride a surfboard, something never seen before. However, watchers who came to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' will remember Launchpad occasionally showing that ability there. It's not that [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat Launchpad has spontaneously developed a new ability]]; it's that ''Darkwing'' has never thought that inventorying his abilities would be worthwhile. What was the episode's moral? That Darkwing needs to have faith in his sidekick and not disrespect him just because of his role.

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* A seemingly minor plot point in "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E9WaterWayToGo Water Way to Go]]" actually plays into the episode's {{Aesop}}. Launchpad shows the ability to ride a surfboard, something never seen before. However, watchers who came to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' will remember Launchpad occasionally showing that ability there. [[note]]Of course, this requires ignoring Tad Stones' statement that they're alternate universes.[[/note]] It's not that [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat Launchpad has spontaneously developed a new ability]]; it's that ''Darkwing'' has never thought that inventorying his abilities would be worthwhile. What was the episode's moral? That Darkwing needs to have faith in his sidekick and not disrespect him just because of his role.
9th Mar '17 2:45:27 PM MarkLungo
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*** As Darkwing's MirrorUniverse counterpart, [=NegaDuck=] truly is Darkwing's opposite in much the same way the ''Star Trek'' mirror characters were the prime universe characters' opposites: in some, but not all aspects. In the aspects where they're not opposites, Darkwing and [=NegaDuck=] are in fact exactly the same; and one of those aspects is that Darkwing had an obsessive attention to detail that allowed him to track a small and needlessly complicated clue to [=NegaDuck=]'s lair... while [[FailedASpotCheck overlooking the big black Fearsome Five flag [=NegaDuck=] had hoisted over the same building]]. The reason [=NegaDuck=] failed to realize where Darkwing Duck lives as a civilian? Both ducks are bound by the same RuleOfFunny, and they both have the tendency to overlook the screamingly obvious while searching for an insanely complicated solution from an obscure clue.

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*** As Darkwing's MirrorUniverse counterpart, [=NegaDuck=] truly is Darkwing's opposite in much the same way the ''Star Trek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' mirror characters were the prime universe characters' opposites: in some, but not all aspects. In the aspects where they're not opposites, Darkwing and [=NegaDuck=] are in fact exactly the same; and one of those aspects is that Darkwing had an obsessive attention to detail that allowed him to track a small and needlessly complicated clue to [=NegaDuck=]'s lair... while [[FailedASpotCheck overlooking the big black Fearsome Five flag [=NegaDuck=] had hoisted over the same building]]. The reason [=NegaDuck=] failed to realize where Darkwing Duck lives as a civilian? Both ducks are bound by the same RuleOfFunny, and they both have the tendency to overlook the screamingly obvious while searching for an insanely complicated solution from an obscure clue.
9th Mar '17 2:38:55 PM MarkLungo
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* The [[Creator/AynRand Objectivist]] themes surrounding [[Creator/CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] spilled over into [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales his show's]] SpiritualSuccessor - it's all about a protagonist with "an ego the size of a small planet" whose motive power is not altruism but personal pride and a pathological need for action.

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* The [[Creator/AynRand [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] themes surrounding [[Creator/CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] spilled over into [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales his show's]] SpiritualSuccessor - it's all about a protagonist with "an ego the size of a small planet" whose motive power is not altruism but personal pride {{pride}} and a pathological need for action.
7th Mar '17 3:49:24 AM Snicka
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* The DevolutionDevice used by Dr. Fossil which turns people into dinosaurs makes sense to a certain extent: in this universe, most people are ''anthropomorphic birds'', and birds evolved from dinosaurs (although not the species seen in this show).
28th Dec '16 9:23:03 PM sabrina_diamond
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* Splatter Phoenix has the ability to bring paintings to life. When she dies, she melts like the other paintings. Maybe this isn't the real Splatter Phoenix, and the original was actually murdered by the painting of herself ''[[AmbiguousCloneEnding and she took her place]]...''

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* Splatter Phoenix has the ability to bring paintings to life. When she dies, she melts just like the her other paintings. Maybe this isn't the real ''real'' Splatter Phoenix, and the original was actually murdered by the painting of herself ''[[AmbiguousCloneEnding and she took her place]]...''
28th Dec '16 9:21:52 PM sabrina_diamond
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* Splatter Phoenix has the ability to bring paintings to life. When she dies, she melts like the other paintings. Maybe this isn't the real Splatter Phoenix, and the original was actually murdered by the painting of herself and she took her place.

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* Splatter Phoenix has the ability to bring paintings to life. When she dies, she melts like the other paintings. Maybe this isn't the real Splatter Phoenix, and the original was actually murdered by the painting of herself ''[[AmbiguousCloneEnding and she took her place.place]]...''
16th Nov '16 6:43:42 PM HeroGal2347
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*** Also, the same could apply to the Justice Ducks, with Megavolt being Gizmoduck ({{Gadgeteer Genius}}es), Bushroot being Stegmutt (products of experiments gone wrong), and Quackerjack being Neptunia (defenders of toys/sea beasts)

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*** Also, the same could apply to the Justice Ducks, with Megavolt being Gizmoduck ({{Gadgeteer Genius}}es), Bushroot being Stegmutt (products of experiments gone wrong), and Quackerjack being Neptunia (defenders of toys/sea beasts)
beasts).
* Launchpad's BigEater characteristics were probably intended more as a joke, but think about his [[GentleGiant height]] and [[TopHeavyGuy musculature]]. How much food would it take just to maintain that build?



*** There are some implications that the justice system in that universe [[BlackComedy applies the chair willy nilly]].

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*** There are some implications that the justice system in that universe [[BlackComedy applies the chair willy nilly]].nilly]]...which isn't so comforting either, when you think about it.



* Furthermore, the appearance of Darkwarrior in [[ComicBook/DarkwingDuck the comics]] proves that that world did not get fixed when Gosalyn got back to the present. What do you suppose happened when Darkwarrior woke up from being knocked out and discovered Gosalyn was gone again?

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* Furthermore, the appearance of Darkwarrior in [[ComicBook/DarkwingDuck the comics]] proves that that world did not get fixed when Gosalyn got back to the present. What do you suppose happened when One has to wonder what kind of rampage Darkwarrior might have gone on when he woke up from being knocked out and discovered Gosalyn was gone again?again...



* Doctor Slug is Public Enemy Number 1, in front of negaduck, since we've never seen him as any form of recurring villain, who knows what horrible things he has done to be able to surpass negaduck in criminality?

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* Doctor Slug is Public Enemy Number 1, in front of negaduck, Negaduck, since we've never seen him as any form of recurring villain, who knows what horrible things he has done to be able to surpass negaduck Negaduck in criminality?
9th Nov '16 12:43:27 PM TICKTACKTOCK
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* Doctor Slug is Public Enemy Number 1, in front of negaduck, since we've never seen him as any form of recurring villain, who knows what horrible things he has done to be able to surpass negaduck in criminality?
3rd Sep '16 3:00:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* The Brainteasers love to eat metal or rather ''[[BodySnatcher force their hosts]] to eat metal''. All the metal in their bodies will poison and kill them, and that's assuming that the host didn't puncture his/her stomach by eating nails or something.

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* The Brainteasers love to eat metal or rather ''[[BodySnatcher force their hosts]] to eat metal''. All the metal in their bodies will poison and kill them, and that's assuming that the host didn't puncture his/her stomach by eating nails or something. One can only hope that being controlled by these aliens somehow makes the host immune from the harmful effects of ingesting metal.
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