History Heartwarming / DarkwingDuck

7th May '16 11:39:44 AM HeroGal2347
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* At the end of the first comic, [[spoiler:Quackwerks is handed over to Scrooge who puts Launchpad in charge of it, after saying how much he trusts him.]] This actually casts a heartwarming FridgeBrilliance over [[spoiler: ''[=DuckTales=]]] as a whole series -- [[spoiler: Scrooge [=McDuck=]]] constantly gripes about Launchpad's idiocy, crash habit, and anything else he can think of, but [[spoiler: he continually lets him be in a position to harm his earnings or his kids -- two things we know he cares about. Scrooge]] wouldn't let Launchpad do those things if he ''didn't'' trust him much more than he generally implies.

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* At the end of the first comic, [[spoiler:Quackwerks is handed over to Scrooge who puts Launchpad in charge of it, after saying how much he trusts him.]] This actually casts a heartwarming FridgeBrilliance over [[spoiler: ''[=DuckTales=]]] ''[=DuckTales=]'']] as a whole series -- [[spoiler: Scrooge [=McDuck=]]] constantly gripes about Launchpad's idiocy, crash habit, and anything else he can think of, but [[spoiler: he continually lets him be in a position to harm his earnings or his kids -- two things we know he cares about. Scrooge]] wouldn't let Launchpad do those things if he ''didn't'' trust him much more than he generally implies.
7th May '16 11:39:00 AM HeroGal2347
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* At the end of the first comic, [[spoiler:Quackwerks is handed over to Scrooge who puts Launchpad in charge of it, after saying how much he trusts him.]]

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* At the end of the first comic, [[spoiler:Quackwerks is handed over to Scrooge who puts Launchpad in charge of it, after saying how much he trusts him.]]]] This actually casts a heartwarming FridgeBrilliance over [[spoiler: ''[=DuckTales=]]] as a whole series -- [[spoiler: Scrooge [=McDuck=]]] constantly gripes about Launchpad's idiocy, crash habit, and anything else he can think of, but [[spoiler: he continually lets him be in a position to harm his earnings or his kids -- two things we know he cares about. Scrooge]] wouldn't let Launchpad do those things if he ''didn't'' trust him much more than he generally implies.



* Also in the first comic, Gosalyn hears some troubling news on the radio and her first response? Instead of going headlong into it herself like she usually would, she sets out to get Launchpad despite the fact that [[spoiler: they haven't seen each other in a year!]]

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* Also in the first comic, Gosalyn hears some troubling news on the radio and her first response? Instead of going headlong into it herself like she usually would, she sets out to get Launchpad despite the fact that [[spoiler: they haven't seen each other in a year!]]year!]] Given that Gosalyn is the one who brings up Launchpad first in the comic, she may have simply taken this as an opportunity to [[spoiler: get her family back together.]]
7th May '16 11:03:22 AM mkrgolf
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* From the end of the "Crisis On Infinite Darkwings" arc: as the hundreds of assembled Darkwings attempt to battle [[spoiler: Paddywhack]], they're not doing much damage. Then Gosalyn shows up, and as ''every single Darkwing'' catches sight of her, this produces a massive flood of love and positive emotion, that [[spoiler: Morgana is able to channel to defeat and imprison Paddywhack effortlessly.]]

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* From the end of the "Crisis On on Infinite Darkwings" arc: as the hundreds of assembled Darkwings attempt to battle [[spoiler: Paddywhack]], they're not doing much damage. Then Gosalyn shows up, and as ''every single Darkwing'' catches sight of her, this produces a massive flood of love and positive emotion, that [[spoiler: Morgana is able to channel to defeat and imprison Paddywhack effortlessly.]]
1st Apr '16 11:36:36 AM HeroGal2347
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* When Launchpad and Gosalyn come in the door crying uncontrollably, Darkwing immediately jumps up and tries to hug the two of them. (It didn't work, considering that he's a ghost at this point, but it's the thought that counts.)
18th Mar '16 5:13:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* DW was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, was being approached by a sand storm. And Launchpad chased after Darkwing when he was swept away by the sandstorm.]]

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* DW D.W. was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, when he (L.P.) was being approached by a sand storm. And Darkwing had been stewing about having to act as the sidekick for most of the episode before this, but when he sees that Launchpad chased after Darkwing when is unaware of the oncoming sandstorm, he shouts, "Launchpad!" and runs out to get him. Then he gets smacked into the windshield of the car Launchpad was riding in and gets swept away by the sandstorm.]] sandstorm. When Launchpad sees that he's in trouble, he jumps from the car, calling, "I'm coming, D.W.! I'm coming!" All this is happening in the middle of a sandstorm so severe that the guards assigned to escort the two reported that they were both dead.



* The first meeting between Gosalyn and the BadFuture version of Launchpad. When she first finds him, he's surprised but delighted to see her again, and she jumps into his arms, saying how nice it is to see a friendly face after what she's seen of the dystopic St. Canard.



* DW actually chooses to spare Bushroot the usual beating and jailing after Bushroot helps save him from a giant plant monster, choosing instead to let him go. Coming from someone who has every reason to hate Bushy this means a ''lot''.

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* DW D.W. actually chooses to spare Bushroot the usual beating and jailing after Bushroot helps save him from a giant plant monster, choosing instead to let him go. Coming from someone who has every reason to hate Bushy this means a ''lot''.



* Any interaction between DW and Gosalyn that isn't intended to be comedic. They may be after each other like cats and dogs half the time, but no animated work captures the love between a father and his little girl like this series could. In fact, if you watched a few episodes before "Darkly Dawns the Duck", you'd think Gosalyn really was DW's daughter, not just adopted. THAT'S how good their relationship is.
* There's an episode where someone tries to frame Herb Muddlefoot for a series of crimes. When SHUSH tell Darkwing to investigate, DW refuses, stating that Herb would never do such a thing. It's heartwarming to see that even though DW finds him annoying, he never once doubts Herb's innocence.

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* Any interaction between DW D.W. and Gosalyn that isn't intended to be comedic. They may be after each other like cats and dogs half the time, but no animated work captures the love between a father and his little girl like this series could. In fact, if you watched a few episodes before "Darkly Dawns the Duck", you'd think Gosalyn really was DW's D.W.'s daughter, not just adopted. THAT'S how good their relationship is.
* There's an episode where someone tries to frame Herb Muddlefoot for a series of crimes. When SHUSH tell Darkwing to investigate, DW refuses, stating that Herb would never do such a thing. It's heartwarming to see that even though DW D.W. finds him annoying, he never once doubts Herb's innocence.



* DW and Gosalyn '''again''' get one at the end of the comic's first story arc, when Darkwing [[DisneyDeath thinks Gosalyn is dead.]]

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* DW D.W. and Gosalyn '''again''' get one at the end of the comic's first story arc, when Darkwing [[DisneyDeath thinks Gosalyn is dead.]]



* Later when we see him next, Launchpad [[spoiler:crashes into a building to save Darkwing and for a moment it's just like old times until DW's look reminds LP of the rift and even that is quickly mended.]]
* DW usually has a hard time saying no to Gosalyn.

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* Later when we see him next, Launchpad [[spoiler:crashes into a building to save Darkwing and for a moment it's just like old times until DW's D.W.'s look reminds LP L.P. of the rift and even that is quickly mended.]]
* DW D.W. usually has a hard time saying no to Gosalyn.
9th Mar '16 11:05:45 PM HeroGal2347
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DW was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, was being approached by a sand storm. And Launchpad chased after Darkwing when he was swept away by the sandstorm.]]

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* DW was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, was being approached by a sand storm. And Launchpad chased after Darkwing when he was swept away by the sandstorm.]]
9th Mar '16 11:04:08 PM HeroGal2347
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* Darkwing is locked in prison and laments how he screwed up and has no one to ask for help when Launchpad breaks in. And before he was coming to bail DW out of Jail even though Darkwing was so mean to him earlier. What seals it is how surprised, yet happy DW was to see him. Later, hes so happy when DW finally accepts him as a sidekick.

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* Darkwing is locked in prison and laments how he screwed up and has no one to ask for help when Launchpad breaks in. And before he He was coming to bail DW out of Jail even though Darkwing was out of jail despite Darkwing being so mean to him earlier. What seals it is how surprised, yet happy DW was Darkwing is to see him. Later, hes so happy when DW With this, he finally accepts him the pilot as a sidekick.sidekick, and Launchpad's exhilarated whoop (and the barrel roll he does with the Thunderquack) display in no uncertain terms how happy he is.



* DW was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, was being approached by a sand storm. And Launchpad chased after Darkwing when he was swept away by the sandstorm.]]

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* DW was honestly concerned about Launchpad [[spoiler:when he, LP, was being approached by a sand storm. And Launchpad chased after Darkwing when he was swept away by the sandstorm.]]]]




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** What makes this especially adorable is how impatient Gosalyn was all episode before this[[note]]even creeping downstairs in the middle of the night in an effort to get a peek at her presents[[/note]] and how brash and unsentimental she usually is.



* Paddywhack decides he will take Gosalyn as his protege prankster and tries to suck her into his jack in the box. In moment that has no comedy to it, unlike the rest of the episode, Darkwing jumps to keep her from getting pulled in and tries to secure himself with his grappling hook, and when Launchpad says he can't hold both of them, Darkwing ties down Gosalyn and lets himself get pulled in without a second thought.

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* Paddywhack decides he will take Gosalyn as his protege prankster and tries to suck her into his jack in the box. In a moment that has no comedy to it, unlike the rest of the episode, Darkwing jumps to keep her from getting pulled in and tries to secure himself with his grappling hook, and when Launchpad says he can't hold both of them, Darkwing ties down Gosalyn and lets himself get pulled in without a second thought.


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* Just before leaving for his own dimension again, Quiverwing Darkwing (who lost his own Gosalyn) hugs Gosalyn Prime and tells her, "Be good, Gosalyn. Be ''brilliant.''"
7th Mar '16 10:23:35 AM HeroGal2347
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* While it's hard to notice thanks to most of Launchpad's behavior being played as {{Lovable Coward}}ice, notice what happens when Darkwing starts yelling after putting his hand in the box. Launchpad runs over and grabs his shoulders, seemingly trying to hold on to him to keep him from being "eaten" by the box like Quackerjack. Launchpad is (understandably) terrified of Paddywhack, but he's willing to get into a tug-of-war with the Darkwingverse version of IT to rescue his friend.



* When Launchpad is [[spoiler:"captured" by the aliens]] DW runs after them ordering the aliens to release his sidekick.

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* When Launchpad is [[spoiler:"captured" by the aliens]] DW D.W. runs after them ordering the aliens to release his sidekick.
20th Feb '16 1:15:47 AM HeroGal2347
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[[AC: It's a Wonderful Leaf]]

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[[AC: [[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E39ItsAWonderfulLeaf It's a Wonderful Leaf]]Leaf]]]]
27th Jan '16 9:22:40 PM mlsmithca
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[[AC: Life, the Negaverse and Everything]]
* Even in a MirrorUniverse where nothing is as he expects it to be, Darkwing's paternal instincts kick in immediately when it comes to Nega-Gosalyn. Even though her obedient behavior is just as confusing to Darkwing as Launchpad's bloodlust, he still grabs her and takes her with him to escape an attacking Launchpad. Whatever the universe, he's determined to protect her.
* After talking to the Friendly Four, Darkwing still has every intention of going back to his own universe without trying to help them, until he sees Nega-Gosalyn again.
-->'''Nega-Megavolt''': No! Don't go! ''(Darkwing pushes him aside)''\\
'''Nega-Bushroot''': You're the only one who's ever beat Negaduck! ''(Darkwing pushes him aside as well)''\\
'''Darkwing''': Look, thanks, but no thanks. ''(marches past Nega-Quackerjack and Nega-Liquidator)'' I've gotta return to my own universe! My own city. My own life! My own- ''(suddenly notices...)'' Gosalyn. ''(stops in his tracks)''\\
'''Nega-Gosalyn''': She's probably worried about you! You shouldn't keep her waiting. ''(hugs Darkwing)''\\
'''Darkwing''': ''(uneasy)'' Um... whose kid is this?\\
'''Nega-Bushroot''': Gosalyn's guardian is...[[AbusiveParents Negaduck.]]\\
'''Darkwing''': ''(already instinctively hugging Nega-Gosalyn back)'' In the Negaverse, there's never been a Darkwing Duck to guard the city... ''(gulp)'' Or a Drake Mallard to be a father. For you, Gosalyn, I'll stay.
* At the end of the episode, Darkwing feels bad about leaving Nega-Gosalyn behind, but she assures him that she'll be fine and that she has four other Darkwings to look after her (referring to the Friendly Four dressed as Darkwing). All while the good incarnations of his worst enemies strike suitably heroic poses. Aaaaw.


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* Even in a MirrorUniverse where nothing is as he expects it to be, Darkwing's paternal instincts kick in immediately when it comes to Nega-Gosalyn. Even though her obedient behavior is just as confusing to Darkwing as Launchpad's bloodlust, he still grabs her and takes her with him to escape an attacking Launchpad. Whatever the universe, he's determined to protect her.
* After talking to the Friendly Four, Darkwing still has every intention of going back to his own universe without trying to help them, until he sees Nega-Gosalyn again.
-->'''Nega-Megavolt''': No! Don't go! ''(Darkwing pushes him aside)''\\
'''Nega-Bushroot''': You're the only one who's ever beat Negaduck! ''(Darkwing pushes him aside as well)''\\
'''Darkwing''': Look, thanks, but no thanks. ''(marches past Nega-Quackerjack and Nega-Liquidator)'' I've gotta return to my own universe! My own city. My own life! My own- ''(suddenly notices...)'' Gosalyn. ''(stops in his tracks)''\\
'''Nega-Gosalyn''': She's probably worried about you! You shouldn't keep her waiting. ''(hugs Darkwing)''\\
'''Darkwing''': ''(uneasy)'' Um... whose kid is this?\\
'''Nega-Bushroot''': Gosalyn's guardian is...[[AbusiveParents Negaduck.]]\\
'''Darkwing''': ''(already instinctively hugging Nega-Gosalyn back)'' In the Negaverse, there's never been a Darkwing Duck to guard the city... ''(gulp)'' Or a Drake Mallard to be a father. For you, Gosalyn, I'll stay.
* At the end of the episode, Darkwing feels bad about leaving Nega-Gosalyn behind, but she assures him that she'll be fine and that she has four other Darkwings to look after her (referring to the Friendly Four dressed as Darkwing). All while the good incarnations of his worst enemies strike suitably heroic poses. Aaaaw.
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