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[[caption-width-right:350:Bet you've never seen Donald Duck in a superhero costume, piloting a giant mecha, fighting an enormous, mutated alien before.]]

->''"The darkness suits you, Mr. Paperinik."''
-->Leonard Vertighel, PKNA #22 ''(Fragments of Autumn)''

Paperinik New Adventures is perhaps one of the strangest (to outsiders), but also one of the most interesting things, the Italian Disney comics have ever produced.

The main character? Paperinik (sometimes known in the English-speaking parts of the world as Superduck, The Duck Avenger, or a whole slew of other names that never really seemed to stick), a small-time superhero who has been defending the city of Duckburg against its criminals for years.

You probably know him better as his civilian personality, DonaldDuck.

In an obvious case of [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Italians Love Donald Duck]], the character of Paperinik was created way back in the sixties as a GentlemanThief SecretIdentity to make Donald Duck less of a loser and capitalize upon the success these kinds of stories were having in the country at the time (see ''{{Diabolik}}'', which also inspired Paperinik's name "Paperino" is Donald Duck's italian name), but he quickly switched from avenging the wrongs he suffered in his Donald Duck persona to generally [[CostumedNonsuperHero fighting crime]], thanks to the various super-gadgets [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys built for him by Gyro Gearloose]]. For forty years, many stories about him were written, most of them totally out of continuity, and some even contradicting previously established facts, with the popularity of the character waxing and waning in cycles, though it was always well-received.

In the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], during a phase of lack of inspiration for the classical Paperinik stories, PKNA comes in as an attempt to write single-issue adventures that would fit into an over-arching continuity; a "disruptive" project commissioned to a group of mostly young talents, who had no problem admitting that they were "trying to play Marvel". (This was the only comic book that Disney Italy published in the American comic book form factor, further emphasizing the attempt to compete with them on their own ground.) in a twist of irony, Disney now owns Marvel.

It all starts when, while patrolling the city, Paperinik runs into a TV star being attacked by aliens, and all his weapons prove to be useless against them he's only saved by the intervention of the police. Soon afterwards, Donald Duck gets a job as the caretaker of his uncle's new purchase, a 150-floor-tall skyscraper (the Ducklair Tower), and accidentally discovers that the building actually has 151 floors: the "secret floor" is home to an AI (Uno, "one" in Italian), created by the original owner of the building, who decides to assist Paperinik in his new battles against time-pirates, mad scientists and alien invaders where his old gear would be of no help. And Paperinik is going to need all the help he can get, because he is soon facing major disasters, and even a battle for the very future of planet Earth.

Paperinik New Adventures ran for 53 monthly issues (March, 1996-January, 2001) plus three extra issues detailing various elements of the BackStory and focusing on minor characters. It was followed by another series in the same continuity, PK^2, which was not quite as successful, and ended after 18 issues and one special. That, in turn, was followed by an UltimateUniverse continuity reboot, called simply PK, which was even less successful and quickly folded. The first series, considered one of the best thing Disney ever did by a very loyal fan community, has been re-printed recently in Italy.

The original series was never translated into English, but the series reboot, PK, is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and PSP. Hopefully, if these comics are a success, the classic series will get a translation as well.

Till then, a scanlation project of the original series, which can be found [[http://duckavenger.blogspot.com/ here]], has finished the original series, and PK2, with no plans to release Pikappa as well, as those are already available through legal channels.

A video game, ''Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows'', was made, and even released in English, but it wasn't very successful. [[InNameOnly Nor related with the original comic books in any substantial way]].
A second video game, this time for mobile phones was also released. It features a mix of the classic Paperinik with the WesternAnimation/DuckTales universe and it's much, much better than the other game.

Compare ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', another Disney series about a superheroic waterfowl.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Angus, of [[{{Spiderman}} J. Jonah Jameson]].
** To clarify: Angus usually tries to ruin Paperinik's reputation for no apparent reason, but he's also a surprisingly capable journalist, who apparently became famous for exposing a traffic of NUCLEAR WEAPONS, exposing a member of the Congress in the process and is hellbent on exposing the crimes of a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* AGodAmI: when one of the Evrons ([[spoiler: the scientist Zoster]]) manages to acquire Xadhoom's powers, and to a degree Leonard Vertighel, the greatest android designer of the 23rd century ([[spoiler: who goes crazy trying to create the perfect woman]]).
* AIIsACrapshoot: Due, and a band of XXIII century Time Police [[ArtificialHuman droids]] in one issue.
* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Italian]]: [[HandWave handwaved]] once, when an alien explains his training includes cosmic languages. Played straight most of the times, though. When asked about it, the authors hypothesized aliens may have learned it by watching subbed sci-fi movies.
* AllJustADream: All the adventures in issue [[spoiler: #26 ("Time is Fleeting")]] turn out to be the demo of a futuristic TV show. And also the close of issue [[spoiler: #43 ("All in Good Time")]] leaves some doubts...
* AllThereInTheManual: The various issues had colums with more data about the month's story or the comic book in general. Doubled as ChekhovsGun in issue 0/3, whose column detailing the layout of the Ducklair Tower mentioned [[spoiler: Everett Ducklair's cryogenically frozen daughters]] in fine print the blocking of an image.
* AlmightyJanitor: When he's not busy saving the world, Donald is an errand boy at the Ducklair Tower offices. Also Ziggy, the other errand boy, had brilliantly passed the exams to become an intelligence agent before he decided it wasn't the life he wanted. In the second series, Pk2, our hero finds aid in Lyo, who is the custodian of an abandoned factory, but in his day he was the tech supervisor of a superhero named Astrongman.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Pk and Xadhoom. [[BatMan a costumed, powerless but well-equipped, superhero]] and [[SuperMan a Godlike alien whose powers stems from the sun?]] where have we heard that before?...
** Subverted somewhat; their origin stories, and dispositions are completely different, from the characters they're based on. in fact, Xadhoom is more akin to [[GreenLantern Atrocitus]] than SuperMan.
* AlternateUniverse: Where Urk comes from, a world where the Americas are ruled by a [[InjunCountry confederation of the Natives of North America]], the Empire of the Plumed Serpent and the Incan Empire, while the Vikings are the dominant power of Europe and are trying to conquer the New World, failing because their opponent were [[BenevolentPrecursors given high technology and the knowledge on how to use it in accord with nature by aliens]] (that are the local version of the [[spoiler: Evrons]]). PK ends visiting it briefly.
** Three non-Urk stories have the travel to an AlternateUniverse as a plot point. The first is ''The Day of the Cold Sun'' has the Raider show up with a prototype device to reach them and attempting to power it (adequate power sources in the future are too well-guarded), [[spoiler: not knowing it's incomplete and would block it into all realities at once until the Time Police managed to get him out]] (and accidentally bringing Urk to our universe and giving Uno the technology needed to travel safely among the multiverse). The second is ''Ancient Future'', where PK accidentally ends in a ''LordOfTheRings''-like world ruled by an alternate and dimension-hopping [[spoiler: Raider]], who finally brought an end to the incessant wars and rules benevolently. The third is ''The End?'', the finale of the Ultimate Universe Reboot, where [[spoiler: the Paperinik of the original series shows up just in time to allow Donald defeating the last Evron fleet]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: the Xerbians.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: lots.
** PhlebotinumBreakdown: "Some''one'' will have to explain me what's advanced technology for, if batteries are out!" (Paperinik in #32). Not to mention when Uno gets infected by a virus in #23.
* ArtShift: The flashback/nightmare PK is forced to relive in ''Trauma''.
* [[AscendedFanon Ascended]] MemeticMutation: the first three issues were "trial" issues, and were numbered 0, 0/2 and 0/3 respectively. One reader asked about issue 0/1, and this developed in a full blown MemeticMutation. A year later, in the '98 special, the authors put among the summaries of past issues an entry on issue 0/1, complete with [[TeasingCreator nonsensical plot, a mostly white cover with the title logo, the title, and barely anything else, and the actual title was "Zero Slash One".]] Another year later, ''they actually published it'' as the '99 special.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: True for Evrons with military power: with the exception of the occasion GiantMook, low-ranking troopers are as strong as the average human being; officers haven't been shown in physical combat, but are more muscolar than the troopers; all known generals but two (an unknown high ranking political general and pre-SuperSoldier Trauma) are tall, muscolar and one even survived a direct hit from [[PhysicalGoddess Xadhoom]]; members of the Imperial Senate are like the generals, only ''bigger''; finally the Imperial caste have the ability to fire lethal beams from the non-talking head, with the Emperor having serious muscles too and proving he can handily defend himself.
** Averted with the scientific caste; Zoster is ''puny'', compared to Zondag, though they are considered equal. Played straight again with Gorthan, which went toe-to-toe with a giant robot.
** The Xerbians have a variant, as the authority depends from the IQ: the higher it is, the greatest is your authority. That came to bite them back in the ass: pre-superpowered Xadhoom may have been the most intelligent Xerbian in history, but became the president when she was still too young and naive, and [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill was the main force behind Xerba signing a commercial treaty with Evron]].
* BackToBackBadasses: PK and Xadhoom are often portrayed like this.
** The 2012 trade paperback CompilationRerelease comes full-circle about this, as the back cover of the first volume features [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SwKlSVVEEiM/TzL__j7dOCI/AAAAAAAAAGo/NVOFbF-c7Cc/s1600/IMG_4665.JPG this artwork.]]
* BadFuture: Issue 34. Dear God, issue 34. [[spoiler:PK has been accused of terrorism, his secret identity revealed by Angus (who now is a PresidentEvil), his layout was ''bombed down'' and his family has left the town out of shame. Plus, Lyla has been deactivated, and the Organization is stronger than ever.]] And why all of this? [[spoiler:because of the Raider's death, Trip, his son, was raised by the Organization, renamed himself the Gryphon, and singlehandedly ''caused the BadFuture'']].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Paperinik and Trip,the Raider's son,in issue 34.
* BadassBoast: [[CrowingMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] subverted in the very first issue.
-->'''Paperinik'''(while defending a woman from the [[SlaveRace Coolflames]]): Don't worry! When the game gets tough... I wish I was somewhere else.
** Played straight with the narration monologue in issue 10:
-->By day, this is my city. By night, this city is mine.
** The villains aren't exempt from this:
-->'''Paperinik''': The ''[[TheSyndicate Organization]]''? That's it? What, were the good names taken when you wrote yourself into the supervillain register?
-->'''Organization Leader''': Names serve to distinguish things, Paperinik. We have no need of them. We are ''unique!''
* BadassNormal: Several.
* BFG: The Evrons creates one able to absorb the power of a '''SUN'''.Granted,only for a fraction of second,but still...
* BigDamnHeroes: Xadhoom is introduced this way. See EstablishingCharacterMoment below.
* BigNo: ...and immediately after it, Trauma meets his first defeat.
* BloodKnight: Oberon [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair]] is implied to be this, craving wars to bring "chaos and destruction". He even saves PK's life after he thwarted his plans because, in his words, [[WorthyOpponent such enemies are rare to come about]].
* BodyHorror: The most important members of the Evronian Imperial Council [[spoiler: and the Emperor]] have two heads: one on their shoulders, and an eyeless one on the tip of their tail. Not horrified yet? Very well. Did I mention that the eyeless tail-head is the one that does the talking? The other has a BreathWeapon.
** What happen to the Evronian supersoldiers[[spoiler: which are created using Angus as a guinea pig]](that appared in the last issue of the first series) that can't get nourishment fast enough.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Paperinik and Xadhoom, with a very interesting twist: while Xadhoom '''is''' a GeniusBruiser, her preferred tactics is almost [[CurbstompBattle Alucard-like]] [[MookHorrorShow in it's complexity]], meaning that PK is the one who must calm her down and formulate a plan.
** And of course, Paperinik and Uno.
** Issue 25 "Crossed Fire" shown that the whole population of the planet Vanium was like this before the Evron invasion,since every member of the Nimoids(the smarter race) lived in symbiosis with a member of the Mastonts(the stronger race).
* BrainUploading: The UltimateUniverse ContinuityReboot had this trope when Lyonard D'Aq uploaded his brain as a side result of him exploring a virtual world. [[spoiler: Then this trope became a ChekhovsGun when after Lyonard got KilledOffForReal (or, more precisely, turned into the monstrous Lyozard ''and then'' got killed off) and Uno downloaded the data version of his brain into a (superpowered, of course) bionic body]].
* BrickJoke: the shield's "Function 78 bis". First time it's used, it does nothing. 2 years later, the VillainOfTheWeek uses it and... still nothing. [[PercussiveMaintenance Stomping on the shield in anger]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain manages to activate it]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard blasting him to Hawaii]].
* BruceWayneHeldHostage
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Eugene Photomas, widely considered one of the best lawyer of the 23th century...now,if only he could remember which case they were discussing...
** Sam Plot, writer for Tv show "Patemi". Before being partially coolflamed, he changed the main actor since the previous one was temporarily missing (kidnapped). After, among other things, he [[RealLifeWritesThePlot rewrites this]] as the two actors being two different main characters, [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Twins]] who were SeparatedAtBirth and are now reunited. And have ''the exact same name''.
* TheCameo: In issue #12, third panel of page 19, one of the screens depicting recordings of the timeline has MickeyMouse from ''SteamboatWillie''.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Name one other disney series, or board game, that alludes to this series. There isn't one.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Xadhoom is fond of saying "Let's dance" or a variant of this, especially before wiping out some Evrons.
** Dancing is apparently the first thing she thinks of when happy, as evidenced by her requesting a specific dance when she discovered a group of Xerbians (revealed to be Evrons in disguise by them not knowing what it was: it was a very popular dance on Xerba).
* ChekhovsGun: A few apparent insignificant things gets an expanded role later on: the ''horrible'' tie he got from Newton (no, not [[IsaacNewton that one]], nor [[ThandieNewton the other one]]) was instrumental in saving [[spoiler: the whole temporal continuum]], the gizmo containing [[spoiler: Xadhoom's memories]] was the McGuffin of two later stories, [[spoiler: Everett Ducklair's cryogenically frozen daughters]] had been mentioned in the fine print of the blocking of a [[AllThereInTheManual column about the layout of the Ducklair Tower]] in issue 0/3 of the first series (they would only appear in PK2), etc.
* ChristmasEpisode: Issue #13, ''The Darkest Night''.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Uno's [[spoiler: transition into Odin Eidolon]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: One time two Evronians were threatened with assignment to hunt Xadhoom if they failed their given task.
** It was cool and unusual, but it was also a death sentence; every single time the Evrons tried to ambush her, she would fall right into the trap [[hottip:*:even when she guesses it but still charges in because there's a lot of Evronians there. Particularly egregious when a group of Evrons masked themselves as Xerbians (Xadhoom's people) but accidentally blew up their cover by not knowing what a Xarghon was. Xadhoom played along to get some laughs as the false Xerbians tried to guess what it was, then told them she knew everything and what a Xarghon was (the traditional Xerbian dance of welcome) before killing every single ambusher]] and then blast it open with her sheer power before killing every single Evron and blow everything up.
* CoolCar: The Pi-kar, the hero's flying car, equipped with any kind of gadgets and weapons, just like the [[{{Batman}} Batmobile]]. Of course, it comes with a CoolGarage with a lot of secret exits (and full of other Cool Cars, but Uno does not allow Paperinik to use them)
** Correction: Uno doesn't allow -Donald Duck- to use them, as they would draw too much attention and people would start making questions and pondering things if they suddenly see Donald Duck driving a superfancy car instead of his old 313.
** Speaking of Donald's old 313 car, it begins the series on all of it's old and awesome glory (among other things, it could fly) but it's destroyed by Xadhoom during a confusing first impression, hence why Donald is now driving a new car.
*** The 313 with the X plate is officially known as the "313-X". It's basically the same car as ever, plus some additions built by Gyro Gearloose in the more traditional - and milder - Paperinik stories. Said additions give Donald the possibility to switch between [[http://lnx.ginevra2000.it/Disney/banda1/313.jpg the 313]] and [[http://pkhack.altervista.org/paperinik_313x.png the 313-X]] at will, whenever he needs to do so; and given Paperinik has no superpowers, like {{Batman}}, the 313-X can be similarly compared to a downgraded Batmobile.
* ComicBookTime: Averted: as the series seemingly progresses in real time: In issue #30, Two remarks that it has been two years since his last battle with One, and in issue #37 Paperinik explains that a few years had passed since he first met Xadhoom.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted:Paperinik can easily enough dispatch a dozen or so Evronians,but when there are to many of them he'll either need to be rescued or retreat.[[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Xadhoom,since it doesn't really matters if you attack her with one or one hundred soldiers.
* ContinuityLockout: A very rare example from Disney.
* CrackPairing: InUniverse:Angus Fangus once went on a date with [[spoiler:Xadhoom]]
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Done by the President of Belgravia after Paperinik free him from chains.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unquestionably so, if compared to the not-quite-Marvel-like Paperinik stories from the more family-friendly ''Topolino'' (Italian for Mickey Mouse) comic book. To clarify, the first volume of the trade paperback CompilationRerelease features a behind-the-scenes about how the series came to be: it includes such stuff as "Duckburg becoming a big metropolis like [[Film/{{Batman}} the Gotham City seen in the movies]], although obviously not as dark", and some ideas go as far as having "dream fights in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''-like situations [[CaptainObvious (within Disney-level limits!)]]". The fact that ''characters are actually KilledOffForReal'' is only a natural consequence.
* DeadpanSnarker: Uno, Paperinik, Xadhoom...
** Suffice to say, a WorldOfSnark.
* DeepImmersionGaming / UnusualUserInterface: The Ducklair Tower has a room that basically amounts to a [[Franchise/StarTrek holodeck]], used to explore computer programs from the inside. Downside: the projections are very realistic and there are no security measures -- meaning that if someone is injured they get hurt for real.
* DemotedToExtra: Scrooge [=McDuck=] is the only member of the regular [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney Ducks]] apart from Donald who gets any amount of screen-time in this series (even Huey, Dewey and Louie are PutOnABus), but he has a very minor role and barely gets involved in the plots.
* DependingOnTheArtist: With over twenty artist that have worked on the project, it's inevitable. [[http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/310541_293227690717485_110551082318481_870197_599984494_n.jpg See here]] for a quick example.
* DisneyDeath: Averted. '''In a Disney comic'''. '''That is not from Marvel'''.
* DisSimile: In issue 4 "Earthquake" Paperinik had to use a little submarine to investigate after a...well,earthquake. He complains that he doesn't know how to drive something like this.
--> '''Uno:''' Do you know how to ride a bike?
--> '''Paperinik:''' Yes.
--> '''Uno:''' Perfect![[DeadpanSnarker This is completely different, so don't worry...]]
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Urk. In one issue, overjoyed because [[spoiler:he finally returned to his own dimension]], he hugs Paperinik. Cue crunching sound.
-->'''Urk''': "Uh... Sorry. Did that hurt?"\\
'''Paperinik''': "Just a couple of ribs. Don't worry, I have more."
* DidntThinkThisThrough: According to the Raider, the Organization planned to dispose of Paperinik after they saved time. But Paperinik still had to defeat the Evronian Empire and get rid of that Evronian invasion fleet sitting in the asteroid belt...
** A magnificent one happens in the final issue of the UltimateUniverse ContinuityReboot, when Zondag fumbles with Kronin's time machine to prevent the formation of the Guardians of the Galaxy and [[spoiler: accidentally destroys the Evronian Empire in the process]]. At which point Kronin proceeds to gloat and [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]], even [[LampshadeHanging pointing out there's a good reason if he, in spite of being a supervillain with a time machine, merely use it to steal]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Yes,you read that right: [[spoiler:Grrodon the last Evrononian, who remained on the Earth alone for three centuries after Paperinik destroyed the Evron Empire, tries to transform the hero into a [[SlaveRace Coolflame]] in the future. However, thanks to a gun created by Odin Eidolon, he fails. Desperate, Grrodon steals a flying car and heads for the space, knowing that the car will explode.]] Could count as a AlasPoorVillain.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What the Evrons want to do to Earth, and have already done to many other worlds.
* [[spoiler:EarthAllAlong: Paperinik ends up on the "Dama Elenthari",the ship of space mercenary Neopard,who forces him to fight with him in a war on "a distant,periferic planet" in exchange of returning him on Earth.At the end of the issue he is enraged to find out that the planet '''is''' Earth,and they simply ended in the Sahara desert.]]
* EasyAmnesia: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: After a bad hit on the head, the usual prone to forgetting things [[BunnyEarsLawyer Photomas]] is able to remember names and dates. It is explained that it wouldn't last, however.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Paperinik himself]] in issue 40.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Xadhoom's debut. PK is cornered, with his back literally leaning on the wall, [[BolivianArmyEnding surrounded by Evrons...]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Xadhoom_debut_9106.JPG then]] Xadhoom [[DynamicEntry breaks out of the wall with a punch,]] [[BigDamnHeroes singlehandedly turning the tables,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and hands the Evrons their asses]]. Then she mistakes PK for an Evron and tries to kill him.
* EvilVersusOblivion: In one issue there is a bubble of nothing that will eventually ''erase time''.[[TheSyndicate The Organization]] won't have any of it.
** Lampshaded:
-->'''Paperinik''': "Doing all this is generous of you!"
-->'''[[NoNameGiven Organization Leader]]''': "We're only defending our workplace. We plunder time! And without it, you see..."
* {{Expy}}: Paperinik started as the Disney version of {{Diabolik}} before evolving in a different direction. Recent Paperinik stories outside ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' pay homage to this by having Lord Quackett/Fantomius (the GentlemanThief who was the in-universe inspiration of Paperinik) [[http://www.salimbeti.com/paperinik/images/fantomius70.jpg look like the Duckified version of Diabolik]].
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted. In issue #4 at least two men try shooting Paperinik with regular guns, and in #7 a whole Maori tribe use those to fight off the Evrons.
* FiveBadBand: the Evronian Empire can be schematized this way.
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: Emperor
** TheDragon: Imperial Council
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Scientists Caste
** TheBrute: Warriors Caste
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Gregarious
** [[SixthRanger The Sixth Ranger]]: [[spoiler: the survived population of Xerba]]
** TeamPet: Coolflames
*** Speaking of [[FiveBadBand Five Bad Bands]], the trope suits ''perfectly'' the five bandits from issue #18:
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: [[NoNameGiven Boss]]
** TheDragon: Pollux
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Blatt
** TheBrute: J. D.
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Castor
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Zoster]]'s death. It's unclear if the body ''melts'' or ''disintegrates''.
* FlatlinePlotline: In a bonus story, Xadhoom pretends to flatline in order to get inside an Evronian ship equipped with a regenerating armor that made it impossible to destroy... From the outside.
** Used by PK in the reboot, though it was a suit that blocked body heat (the alien had no time to check for a pulse, and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim didn't have a gun]]).
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Played straight and subverted. Before becoming a sun (and thus effectively [[HeroicSacrifice killing herself for her people's survival]]), Xadhoom recorded a copy of her mind and immense knowledge. At first it seems subverted, as she also asked her storyteller father to send a last Evronian to steal the recording so her recorded mind would kill him by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard giving him the key of her power but not the key to SURVIVE her power]]. But then is played straight by the fact the surviving Evronians will know she's still around in a way, thus getting a good reason to steer away from her people. Add that Paperinik has the recording and wants to give Xadhoom's mind a new body... [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe that's why in the future the last Evronian says it was Paperinik to destroy his people]].
** The Xerbians love this trope: the first thing their colony ship ''Antra'' did after escaping their fallen homeworld was to search for inhabitated worlds and warn them of the Evron threat, starting with Earth. [[spoiler: Sadly, the ''Antra'' was intercepted near Saturn.]]
* FreudianTrio: though it varies who's the Id and the Ego.
** when it's Paperinik, Xadhoom and Uno, Xadhoom's always Id, and Pk tends to be Ego.
** when it's Pk, Lyla and Uno, However, it's Pk who's Id, and Lyla that's Ego.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Played with.They talk about alchool,they just not show it.
-->'''Mackerel:'''"But is herbal tea!"
-->'''Kaplan:'''"Nothing better to end the day!"
-->'''Mackerel:'''"To tell the truth I was hoping in something stronger!"
-->'''Kaplan:'''"Not on my ship!Is a little bet I did with my sailors...we'll drink our special reserve when we find the Achiever!"
* FourStarBadass: General Wisecube.
** Also his successor, general Westcock.
* FutureMeScaresMe: happens in issue #34, where Trip meets his corrupted future self The Gryphon.
* GadgeteerGenius: Uno replaces the classic GadgeteerGenius of Disney comics, Gyro Gearloose.
** Everett Ducklair, Uno's creator, is also an excellent example, although he retired to cure himself of his compulsion to [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder build apocalyptic weapons in every new invention]].
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] with Morgoth.
* GeniusBruiser: Xadhoom aside, Evron scientist Gorthan also qualifies. His job is to genetically enhance Evron soldiers, and did the same with himself while at it. At one point, Paperinik humorously comments "[[{{Asterix}} So, you fell on your own test tubes?]]"
* GeniusLoci: The Ducklair Tower is, for all purposes and intents, Uno's body. In one issue, after Paperinik gets spirited away to another dimension, Uno keeps a group of robbers, a squad of federal agents and Angus running in circles inside the Tower for several hours.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One-time character space mercenary Neopard spouts [[PardonMyKlingon alien expletives]] all throughout the issue. When in the last two pages Donald asks him what do they even mean, Neopard whispers something in his ear, and he freaks out saying [[BreakingTheFourthWall "You can't say that kind of stuff in a teen-rated comic!!"]]
** Basically describes the entire comic. (Also probably contains the only Disney character uttering the word 'bastard' uncensored.)
*** [[BilingualBonus and to Scandinavian readers]] "PK" sounds... yeah...
**** [[spoiler:Grrodon and Xadhoom]] basically commit '''suicide'''.Pretty heavy for a Disney comic,eh?
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Doctor Yamato in issue 14, after his experiment has caused an anomaly that will eventually ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt erase time]]'':
--> It's useless, governor. It's over. There is no escape for anyone. We opened an immense '''nothing''', an emptiness without end. ''(smiles)'' [[IronicEcho Please tell me, governor...]] [[RetGone what is like to]] ''[[RetGone exit]]'' [[RetGone history?]]
* GoodIsNotDumb: A running theme in the series; it's to be expected with a GenreSavvy [[TheProtagonist protagonist]],a HypercompetentSidekick with SuperIntelligence and an ally who is a GeniusBruiser.
* GovernmentConspiracy
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Xadhoom and the Raider, although the latter gets undone by way of TimeTravel ResetButton.]]
* HiddenDepths: Camera 9's, which are '''very''' hidden.
* TheFaceless: Camera 9, throughout the entire series, has his face (save the beak) hidden either by the Channel 00 head-mounted camera set, or by [[SceneryCensor conveniently placed parts of the scene]] during his DayInTheLimelight subplots in #3 and #16.
** Stevros in PK2 #14.
* HopeBringer: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]:Gorthan is afraid Paperinik might become one for the other planets under the attack of Evron.
* HumanityIsInfectious: Xadhoom references earth games such as Bowling and Pingpong, and Gorthan develops a fondness for Shakespeare.
* HumansAreSpecial: zigzagged. As described in [[AllThereInTheManual one of Zoster's reports]], the people of Earth have more emotional energy than normal... which for Evron means "more food". However, not only they are TheDeterminator, their energy is so much that it can't be completely drained in a single shot, allowing a recover.
* HumongousMecha (Yes, in a disney comic)
* HurricaneOfPuns: Xadhoom and the Raider ''love'' to make puns about fire and time (respectively), especially during a brawl.
* IDieFree: in the original series, [[spoiler:Geena]]. Proud to having defied orders until the end.
** PK says this to Gorthan when faced with imminent defeat in the Ultimate-like reboot. [[spoiler:It's what ultimately triggers Gorthan's HeelRealization]].
* IdiotBall: once in a while a character does something they ''know'' they shouldn't do. The cake goes to [[GenreSavvy Xadhoom, who can sniff Evron traps very easily and by now knows that they bother fighting her only when they have something new that could hurt her]], [[TheBerserker but she still charges head-on to kill a few more Evrons]].
** PK's inability to remember how Xari looks like, even after seeing an alien who resembled him so much that Xadhoom herself thought it was him.
** Xadhoom once thought she could make the Emperor of Evron believe she wasn't a Xerbian in spite of the Evrons having first met her on Xerba, her use of [[AndThisIsFor "Remember Xerba the Blue!"]] as a battlecry, her name being a Xerbian word, and the Evrons having actually masked as Xerbians for a trap (and they actually fooled her for a while, at least until they failed to recognize the name of a very popular dance). The Emperor immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Lyonard D'Aq.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: Trauma (first series), Profunda (second series), and Pk himself (in the reboot); the latter with a particular device, the others with psychic powers. Played with in the sense that they don't know the details of what their victims are experiencing.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In more comedic issues, the Evrons tend to fit this trope. Angus may qualify, but probably Paperinik doesn't even consider him a villain, more like a nuisance.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The gun Odin Eidolon gives to PK in issue #5.
* ItsPersonal: the reason Angus is bent on exposing [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Fenimore Cook]] is that Cook once hid toxic waste where Angus's Maori clan lives, before he blackmailed him into stopping.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Angus always call Paperinik a criminal and tries to expose him as such. In his first stories, Paperinik was treated as a thief and a criminal, and it was implied the police stopped trying to arrest him because they had realized they had no chance.
** Angus' fake interview to a CGI Paperinik in issue #1 (Shadows On Venus) states that Paperinik was a nobody who took his costumed identity to get respect. Even though Angus doesn't know it, Donald's original motive to become Paperinik was to get even with those who treated him like a nobody.
* JustAMachine: It's...tricky:Paperinik respects artificial intelligence as much as he do human intelligence(after all,two of his closest friends and allies are an A.I. and a droid)but he has no claim about destroying robots if they are treatening someone,and in the sequel Pk2 another A.I. call him an "enemy of my species!".
* KilledOffForReal: Surprisingly, for a Disney comic book. Most of the violence is family-friendly, but there are some characters who really die. [[spoiler: Xadhoom.]]
* KissMeImVirtual / RobotGirl: Paperinik says Lyla would be a very pretty duck... if she weren't a robot. [[spoiler: Urk]] sends her a love letter. [[spoiler: Her designer, Leonard Vertighel]], loves her, he thinks she's the perfect woman.
** Even One tried to search her telephone number.
*** Well, as Uno half-jokingly says, she could be a very good mate for a "cultured and handsome artificial intelligence" :)
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Two henchemen of the Organization are smart enough to quit when Paperinik threatens their boss.
--> '''Gottfresh:'''"Stop him! Do something!"
--> '''Mantis:'''"You made him angry! See ya!"
** Also, Colonel Neopard.
-->"The mercenary who know when to quit is good for another time!" [[spoiler:he was going to complete his mission anyway]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Paperinik has pills that erase the last few hours (or more) from a character's memory. They are actually one of his few special creations of Gyro Gearloose he keeps troughout all his appearances, and finally [[spoiler: Gyro uses the last one on himself in order to forget about Donald being Paperinik in PKNA, thus severing the last tie to his old life and allowing him to protect Earth as a full-time superhero]]
** In an interesting case of CharacterDevelopment,Paperinik decided to not use those anymore after losing memory himself,because he now knows how that makes people fell.
* LeftHanging: Another 50-issue series would be needed to give a follow-up to all the loose ends.
* LiteralMinded:
-->'''Uno''': Can you answer a question?\\
'''Paperinik''': Sure, ''shoot''. * Paperinik is surrounded by lots of guns* Halt! You [=AI=]s are a bit too literal minded, aren't you?
* MeaningfulName:
** "Xadhoom", in Xerbian, means "Creditor", as the Evrons "owe her her race".
** Odin Eidolon: "odin" means "one" in Russian, "eidolon" means "image" or "mirror" in Greek. In fact, Odin Eidolon is a mirror image of Uno.
*** One-issue, AlternateUniverse character Deugemo. It means [[spoiler:"generated from Two"]].
** Angus Fangus, ''fango'' meaning ''mud'' in Italian, and his less-than-immaculate deontological ethics.
** [[PenalColony The Well]]. You get thrown in, you can't get out. But you can be dragged up if the Evrons think you are able to do a hard job.
** And its good counterpart, Time Ø, a prison for timecriminals which is ''litterally'' outside of time.
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: Used painfully straight in one instance.
* MiniMecha: Paperinik uses one to fight Trauma.
** The US army has them.
** So does the army of the Princedom of Stahlburg,as well as PoweredArmor and one HumongousMecha.
* MobileMaze: the entire Ducklair Tower can became one, much to Uno's fun.
* MonochromaticEyes: Xadhoom and most of the Evronians.
* MorphWeapon: PK's Xtransformer, which can -among other cool functions- change its shape from square to circular and transform into a boomerang, a drill, a suitcase, and a ''robotic puppy''.
** Morgoth in PK2 uses such a weapon.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Xadhoom in "Metamorphosis"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Pikappa saves the whole temporal continuum using ([[spoiler:a tie]])). Only in this comic could that [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense]].
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Trip and Griffon in PKNA #34.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Played straight by agent Mary Ann Flagstarr in issue #4, ''Earthquake''.
-->'''Flagstarr''': If I were you I wont let (Paperinik) escape, Cooper, unless you wish to wait for your retirement working in a radar station in Alaska.
-->(Later, to a completely different subordinate for a completely different failure): Start packing, boy, and leave your bermudas at home. You wont need them in Alaska.
* NeverSayDie: Zig-zagged.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ducklair [[spoiler:escaped with his daughters on Earth in order to give them a normal life, rather than allow them to potentially become Empresses at the cost of their emotions. Turns out, they ''don't like'' having lost years of their lives in a coma and seeing denied a future as rulers... so they pull a FaceHeelTurn and try to become the '''Earth's''' rulers.]]
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: [[SuperSoldier Trauma]] is this InUniverse,thanks to his mental power.
* NoExportForYou: Paperinik (Or the Duck Avenger as he was called in the few stories published) never really took off in the States.
** Although this may change as the new distributor for Disney Comics specifically wants to focus on more action-based stories.
* NotQuiteDead: Several, including professor Fairfax, Due and Paperinik himself.
* OhCrap: '''''[[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ogDxt2uFadk/S5AgVyazRCI/AAAAAAAAANo/RNw40NI9pL8/s1600-h/1-46+and+47.jpg this.]]''''' Also Trauma and Morgoth. The last page of issue #6 ("Spores").
** Really Xadhoom is quite excited to see that evron battlecruiser.
** The usual Evron reaction to Xadhoom.
* OldHeroNewPals: The series only keeps Paperinik and Uncle Scrooge (albeit DemotedToExtra), while the rest of the characters are new ones.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: The Time Police, to an extent, since they already know what is ''supposed'' to happen.
* OrMyNameIsnt: Eugene Photomas couldn't finish this sentence because he forgot his name.
* OurElvesAreDifferent / OurOrcsAreDifferent / ScienceFantasy: in issue #18 ("Ancient Future"), Paperinik is transported to a [[TheLordOfTheRings LOTR-like]] {{Fantasy}} world where hi-tech Cyber-Elves fight against Techno-Orcs.
** The same issue also features other classic fantasy tropes, sometimes subverted: e.g. members of LaResistance are orcs, and the EvilOverlord [[spoiler: turns out to be not-so-evil after all]])
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The Evrons. They are EmotionEaters, but only for "positive" emotions (though they add apathy and terror to the list); they get no nourishment from "negative" emotions, and in fact these are the only emotions they are able to display. They feed themselves in small but frequent meals, which is why they have shoulder fuel tanks.
** One mutated version in a WhatIf issue is able to absorb negative emotions, and without any Evrongun or technological drainers; in fact, they have a much higher metabolism that gives them a lot more strength... if they are able to feed themselves. If they can't, they quickly collapse.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The coolflames are a not-dead version whose intelligence and emotion were drained out and now are slaves of their conquerers.
* PapaWolf: The Raider and The President of Belgravia.Funnily they are both [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes villains]].
* PaperThinDisguise: And despite it, the only one who guesses that Paperinik = [[strike:Donald Duck]] Paperino is artificially-enhanced Lyla Lay. Seriously, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Paperinik.jpg how hard is it?]]
** All the more that Donald keeps telling people that he is "good friends with Paperinik". Yeah right.
** To be fair, it's been [[{{Lampshading}} lampshaded]] once, when a villain also discovers PK's secret identity. It only happens in an AlternateTimeline, though.
--->''(looking at pictures of PK and Donald)'': Uhm... ''without'' mask and and ''with'' mask... It wasn't so hard, after all.
** Also, everyone knows that Paperinik has various [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]], including some of Donald himself. People probably figured out he's wearing a Donald's mask over his true face. Plus, in a non-PaperinikNewAdventures story there was a memorable incident of the Beagle Boys unmasking PK and discovering the face of billionaire John D. Rockerduck, then he sneezed away the mask revealing the face of Donald, then he sneezed away that mask too to reveal a monstrous face (he was having issues with the glue of his masks): after that only people who are from outside the city would think they can discover his face that easy...
* [[RRatedOpening PG Rated Opening:]] while probably not as merciless as an actual RRatedOpening, the cold opening to the first issue isn't exactly family friendly either. It starts with the Evrons raiding a planet, and with [[spoiler: what appears to be a young Xadhoom]] letting out a BigNo. Another example of Disney [[LetsGetDangerous getting dangerous.]]
* PlanetLooters: The Evrons.
* PlanetOfHats: the Xerbian racial hat is holding doctorates. also a subversion of the associated trope [[NotThatKindofDoctor as some of them ARE that kind of doctor ]].
* PlanetSpaceship: The Homeworld of the Evrons turns into a spaceship.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Donald and Lyla.
* PrisonEpisode: ''The Day That Will Come'', set inside the chronostatic prison Time Ø.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Colonel Neopard,at your service...if you have enough cash.
* PunnyName: [[MeaningfulName Oberon]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair]]. Bonus points for him behaving like an expy of DoctorDoom, and coming from an expy of {{Ruritania}}, Belgravia.
* {{Ruritania}}: as said above, Belgravia, [[MeaningfulName Oberon]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair's]] home country.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: apparently, the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer Shield]] has one... and it's several hundred pages long. As PK puts it, "when I'll finish reading it, I'll be too old to carry this shield".
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Geena]]
* SceneryPorn: Most of the covers.
* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: '''Averted'''.Issue #10 shows that Donald still has nightmares about being bullied as a kid.
* SecretIdentityIdentity, lampshaded when Donald is about to get into a fight with a man over a packet of potato chips ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]):
--->'''Donald''': ''Over the years I've fought alien vampires, cyborgs, supercriminals. I've beaten enemies this idiot couldn't hope to even come close to. I could put him in his place in two seconds flat. But that would mean erasing the distinction between Donald and Paperinik. And I can't allow that.''\\
'''Donald''': "...alright, you can keep it."\\
'''Man''': "Wise decision."
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In ''The Day of the Cold Sun'' Paperinik teams up with the Raider to [[spoiler: prevent his city from being nuked by a nuclear fusion experiment gone horribly wrong]].
** Also ''Carpe Diem'', where PK and the Raider team up again to set right what went wrong ''in the future'' and [[spoiler: prevent the creation of a bubble that would erase the whole space-time continuum]]. In a subversion, [[spoiler: their actions pratically starts the anomaly ''in advance''. Luckily, they manage to stop it just in the nick of time]].
** Issue 34 is not only this, but PK points out that the villain, who is a criminal time traveller, could have invoked this trope instead of being obsessed with revenge,effectively dismantling his FreudianExcuse.
* ShipTease: Paperinik/Xadhoom, Uno/Xadhoom, Paperinik/Lyla, Uno/Lyla, among others....
** And in Pk2 Donald Duck/Tempest.That's right,Donald Duck,not Paperinik.
* ShoutOut: To ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} in #4.
** The Evrons' design has been inspired by the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]]. And one issue depicts a Franchise/{{Predator}} {{Expy}}.
** The final issue of the Ultimate-like reboot has a speech similar to that of [[spoiler: [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]]]]
** In the ContinuityReboot, PK is a member of the ''Galaxy Guardians'', a team of superheroes with a member for each planet. [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Sounds familiar?]].
** The cover for [[http://www.comicvine.com/pk-pikappa-nemico-invisibile/37-241156/ Pikappa #24]] references one of Donald's [[VideoGame/DonaldInMauiMallard other badass alter egos.]]
** One Omake series stars Trip, the Raider's son, attempting to draw a comic. The result? A AntiHero [[{{Deadpool}} who constantly argues with the yellow boxes]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Several.
* ShutUpHannibal: Paperinik is really good at those:especially seen in his confrontations with [[AvengingTheVillain The]] [[OverlordJr Griffin]] and [[EvilSorcerer Ahrimadz]].
* TheStinger: Half of the time the very last page/panel of the comic story acts as this.
* StoryBreakerPower: Even downplayed, Xadhoom's control over matter and energy qualifies as this.
* StrangeBedfellows: Paperinik and the Evrons, on at least two occasions, and Paperinik and the Raider, on at least four occasions.
* SuperSoldier: One-off Evron character Trauma willingly chose to become one.
** The Evronians have a few different kinds of these. Grrodon is basically a weaker warrior [[ShapeShifting capable of changing his looks]] (warriors like him resurface in the UltimateUniverse Continuity Reboot, and are implied to have gone rogue and murdered the last Emperor before Gorthan got their loyalty); [[ShoutOut Kravenn]] is the perfected version, having both the shape shifting ability, slightly superior strength and [[ScarilyCompetentTracker magnificent tracking abilities]] (he managed to track Xarion ''across the entire planet of Xerba'', and it took throwing him into space ''twice'' to get rid of him); the already mentioned Trauma, with SuperStrength, psychic powers enabling him to amplify fear into utter terror and the ability to feed from it; a group of [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Evronian Hybrids]] based on the genes of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Beasts of Rhaghor]] and the data of the never-seen [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Project Abominion]], stronger, faster and with superior smell than standard warriors but indisciplined and apparently much stupider (they mutinied and closed the normal warriors of their ship in a cell guarded from the outside. Somehow, the standard Evronians evaded and made short work of the guards); finally, in an alternate universe, Evronian-''Angus'' hybrids with SuperStrength superior to Trauma and the ability to feed from negative emotions (on the down side, they need constant feeding or will collapse, and they were quickly dispatched when Paperinik and the US Army stopped fighting and started thinking about nice things).
** In Pk2 we have The Predator,an ex-Seaduck(a Navy seal expy) who get trasformed in a 80% mechanical being with enough firepower to be a match for the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer.]]
* SuperpowerMeltdown: If Xadhoom loses control, she turns into a supernova. No, really.
** Becomes both FridgeHorror and FridgeLogic when you think about how exactly she knows that. After all, the only time she turned nova on-panel [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice it killed her]]]] .
*** She is a GeniusBruiser which managed to personally control thermonuclear processings. She probably knows a thing or two.
* TakeOverTheWorld: What Due tries to do.
** Defied in #22: Paperinik thinks that [[spoiler: Lyla's designer, Leonard Vertighel]] altered robots to take over the world, but he mocks him on hearing this (''"Be frank with me: you read a lot of comic books, do you?"''): in fact, he "just" wanted to create [[spoiler: the perfect woman]].
** Also lampshaded in the {{Omake}} chapter in #10, starring Angus:
--->'''[[YellowPeril Fang-Ho]]''': "That nice gadget, placed on the back of your neck, will [[{{Brainwashed}} turn you into a faithful servant]], whose only will will be... mine! Each new servant will make new devices that, in turn, will make new servants, until I have an endless army at my command! Do you know what I'll do then?"\\
'''Angus''': "You'll TakeOverTheWorld?"\\
''[[BeatPanel (Beat)]]''\\
'''Fang-Ho''': "There must have been an information leak!"
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: A part of the 2000 summer special was used to lampshade and parody this trope...while Paperinik explained it [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the readers]].
* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: Parodied mercylessy in one summer special,when [[TheObiWannabe a master from another dimension]] try to make Paperinik his protege.
-->'''The Master:''' "See? You won."
-->'''Paperinik:''': "Yeah, a three months hospitalization!"
-->'''The Master:''' "Young apprentice, The Good Guys Always Win, But There Is No Guarantee They Won't Get Hurt."
** And what the bad guy and ''his'' master have to say about it?
-->'''Bad Guy:''' "Maybe I should try cinema!"
-->'''Master:''' "Are you kidding?Good guys always [[GenreSavvy win in there,too]].But I know a place called RealLife..."
* ThemeNaming:
** Uno and Due ("one" and "two" in Italian).
** In #39 there are three siblings named Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. And their surname is ''Delta''. Charlie Delta's buddy is named... ''Gamma''.
*** When Gamma [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it, Charlie explained that their parents are in the military intelligence, and picked their names from the [[MilitaryAlphabet NATO phonetic alphabet]], in alphabetical order. He then added that if they had younger siblings they would be Delta Delta, Echo Delta and Foxtrot Delta.
** Two ''twin'' robbers named Castor and Pollux in #18.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: PlayedForLaughs in one short story featuring the Evronians:
-->'''Officer''': "So?"
-->'''Soldier 1''':"Everything is done,sir.We burned the villages,destroyed the harvest,poisoned the wells...
-->'''Soldier 2''':...blown up the bridges,looted the lootable,imprisoned the population [[OverlyLongGag and mined the planet,sir.]]
-->'''Officer''':"Incompetents!I said '''no mercy'''!"
* ThereWasADoor: not that Xadhoom cares...
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The tibetan monks with whom Everett Ducklair trains.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs, in the fourth issue:
-->'''Evron soldier and Angus''': "Paperinik!"\\
'''Paperinik''': "That's right. My friends call me PK, but you may call me ''Mr.'' Paperinik."\\
'''Angus''': "I've never been so glad to see you, Paperinik! Save me!"\\
'''Paperinik''': "I was talking to you too, Angus."
* ThoseTwoGuys: Two sets of them -- a pair of soldiers serving under Wisecube / Westcock and an OddCouple of Organization henchmen.
* ThouShallNotKill: Averted entirely: While everyone, save [[BloodKnight Xadhoom]], doesn't go looking to kill, no-one demonstrates reservations about doing so either, should they deem it necessary.
* TimeBomb: It doesn't need to be a bomb: in issue #4 ("Earthquake") it's an earthquake machine - of course, it's unarmed JustInTime. And when the bomb cannot be unarmed, it can be thrown towards an enemy (#7, "Invasion").
** Sometimes it's a SelfDestructMechanism: e.g. in issue #12 (the countdown cannot be stopped, of course: someone will have to self-sacrifice and take the damage) and #15.
** Subverted in #31: the bad guy just clicks his remote, and one hundred bombs go off.
* TimePolice: Literally and actually referred to as such.
* TimeTravel
* TitleDrop: Several with the title of singular issue.
* TokenMinority: Angus
* TookALevelInBadass: the series revolves around him, the supporting characters and the villains, taking one.
** And in the [[UltimateUniverse third PK series]], PK is ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable pissed.]]'' Saying why would be a spoiler, but let's just say that what happened is enough to ''make him actually consider killing someone.''[[hottip:*: Comparison: to put that in perspective, the only time it happened to SpiderMan, it was in the "Back in Black" storyline, where a similar pressure of his BerserkButton made Spidey wonder, "was I actually going to kill him? The answer comes straight away. ''Yes, I was.''".]]
** In all continuities Paperinik had little issues at killing people... If it's absolutely necessary and/or the enemy is actively trying to kill him. Murder of a defenseless enemy, however, it's something else... And in the above part of the entry, he was charging a small laser cannon aimed at the head of a now defenseless MadScientist.
* TookALevelInDumbass: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]:while he is nowhere near as smart as [[GeniusBruiser Xadhoom]] or Uno(he even jokingly said he gets out of elementary school only because of seniority),in this series Paperinik/Donald Duck is very intuitive,clever and able to make plans on the spot.
* TranquilFury: this comic series has the weirdest example of all in XADHOOM of all people. It's not apparent due the fact she's always killing Evronians in the most painful way she knows while thinking how to make their deaths more humiliating, but then a short story showed her allowing a tiny bit of hatred and rage flow free for a single istant, and kill by indigestion an Evronian cyborg capable to harness the energy of the emotions of everyone in the area. That's how we know she's in TranquilFury, that and the fact she ever went in UnstoppableRage for a single instant she'd become a nova and destroy a solar system.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, at least judging by the tech level of the series: the US military, for instance, has both projectile and beam weapons and both tanks and combat robots.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler: Uno and Odin Eidolon]].
* VillainsWantMercy: Trauma in Issue #10 actually [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xpbpaf7e9xo/TXBlQcJdGzI/AAAAAAAACaQ/TTpJimPRdZA/s1600/10-62.jpg begs Paperinik for mercy]] after the duck valiantly fights off the villain's fear inducing abilities (see trope icon above) and Paperinik spares his life...AFTER noting how pathetic Trauma's acting.
* VillainTeamUp: Due forms an alliance with Evron in #30. [[spoiler:It doesn't last for long.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Paperinik and Xadhoom are a type 1,with Xadhoom as the offender.However,this is already a good thing,considering she seems always angry at the rest of the universe.
* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: The Evrons did it with Xerba, as the Xerbian orbital defenses were too powerful for a frontal assault.
** They did it again for Earth, though it was for the opposite motive: no orbital defences, but earthlings are [[TheDeterminator far too determined]] to be defeated by a small scout fleet, and assembling a bigger fleet would be impratical.
* WeHaveReserves: The Evronians Emperor and officials are more than happy to send their soldiers to die against [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]] to buy time to prepare their traps for her.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Fairfax, kinda. Fighting overpopulation with the creation of a new continent...and the destruction of the West Coast in the process.
** Geena is a Deconstruction :she wants to ([[spoiler:change history to made droids equals to humans,even going as far as destroying the only safe way to keep an eye on history]]) .However,after seeing the actual results ([[spoiler:in the future she created,machines think of themselves as superior,and a war is about to explode]]) ,she ([[spoiler:sacrifice herself to stop it]]) .
* WhamEpisode: "The Xadhoom Trilogy": [[spoiler: we learn that Xari, Xadhoom's boyfriend, has been working with the Evronians to capture her; find the missing ship of the surviving Xerbians, who found a way to invert the effects of coolflamization; the Evronian homeworld get destroyed and Xadhoom transforms herself into a sun to save her people.]]
** The ''first'' number of Pk2: [[spoiler: Everett returns from Dhasam-bul,deactivate One,kick Paperinik out of Ducklair Tower,learns his secret identity and reveals his daughter in suspended animation.]]
** From the UltimateUniverse reboot, issue 25 "''Frontal Assault''" and 26 "''The Warrior King''". [[spoiler:The Evrons pull out ''all'' the stops and launch a massive attack on Earth, forcing the Guardians to send all the agents they can.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: there was an Evronian invasion fleet hidden in the asteroid belt, yet by the time we last see the Evronians nobody speak of them anymore.
** At the end of issue #9 ''The Springs Of The Moon'', it is revealed that evronian general Zargon is NotQuiteDead. Unfortunately, we'll never hear about him again.
** In ''The End of the World'' (a special issue telling the Evronian invasion of Xerba) it's shown counsellor Xarion, the last survivor of the Xerbian evacuation ship ''Antra'', managed to arrive on Earth with a database on the ships of the Evron fleet. At the end of the issue he discovered that PK had accidentally ruined the support of his database, so he announced his intention to repair his shuttle and return on the ''Antra'' to recover another copy, but he never appeared again.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Gorthan shows a growing interest for human emotions and culture, to the point he develops an autonomous personality (and studying Shakespeare). This gets him in trouble with his hive-minded, militaristic kin.
* WhatIf: the last issue of the first series.
* WhatTheHellHero: Evrons reproduce by depositing 'spores' (actually 1-meter large vegetal-like blobs) on the worlds they conquer (or are attacking), and said spores, while gifted with formidable defenses against natural predators, are nothing more than defenseless ''fetuses'' against anyone equipped with ranged weapons. Yet, Paperinik, Xadhoom and the US Army have burned them down in more than one occasion.
** This was actually called out by [[TheDragon Zondag]] in the AlternateUniverse Ultimate Continuity, when he denounces a slaughter of billions of defenseless spores as the worse crime of the super soldiers created by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
** This is actually a NecessaryEvil: due how fast Evrons go from being spores to be fully functional, indoctrinated and ''trained'' warriors (about a couple months as spores, and then a week before the warriors are adults), Paperinik and the US Army consider leaving those spores alone akin to having a sizeable enemy contingent behind the lines ready to attack at the worst possible moment, as it ''actually happened twice''. Xadhoom, on the other hand, [[PayEvilUntoEvil considers it payback]].
* WhosLaughingNow: The character of Paperinik was originally created as Donald's way to get back at everyone who laughed at him, and committed various acts over the boundaries of legality (starting with stealing Scrooge's mattress while he was sleeping on it) to humiliate Donald's foes. While toned down in this series, remnants of that characterization are still present, especially in his dealings with Angus (like casually framing Angus for breaking in a bank as payback for letting himself being used by the Raider).
* WorldOfActionGirls: Perhaps to make up for the less than stellar female protagonists of Disney comics before,but this series goes all out: [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]], [[RobotGirl Lyla Lay]], [[TheCommissionerGordon Mary Ann Flaggstar]], [[LittleMissBadass Tempest Gale]], [[BadassInANiceSuit Birgit Q]], [[DarkActionGirl Korinna]]...
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Angus, because of the above mentioned parodying. The big difference is that basically no one believes his farfetched theories about Paperinik being the bad guy.
-->'''Angus''': "No wonder. Even an idiot would've noticed a connection between Paperinik's actions and the crime escalation!"\\
'''Newscopter pilot''': "Yeah! YOU were the first to say that."
** JustifiedTrope: PK collected quite a crime record (see WhosLaughingNow entry for details), but by now everyone in Duckburg knows that if he was ''really'' a criminal he'd start [[ImpossibleThief stealing things that are supposed to be impossible to steal]] while [[TheDreaded terrifying everyone]].
* WritersSuck: Issue #15, ''Camera/Action''.
* TheWorfEffect: The HumongousMecha of the Stalhburg army is destroyed in a single shot by the incrociator Centurion.
* YouFightLikeACow: PK is good at this when it comes to quipping during combat.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Frequently employed by the Evron emperor or Evron generals.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Bet you've never seen Donald Duck in a superhero costume, piloting a giant mecha, fighting an enormous, mutated alien before.]]

->''"The darkness suits you, Mr. Paperinik."''
-->Leonard Vertighel, PKNA #22 ''(Fragments of Autumn)''

Paperinik New Adventures is perhaps one of the strangest (to outsiders), but also one of the most interesting things, the Italian Disney comics have ever produced.

The main character? Paperinik (sometimes known in the English-speaking parts of the world as Superduck, The Duck Avenger, or a whole slew of other names that never really seemed to stick), a small-time superhero who has been defending the city of Duckburg against its criminals for years.

You probably know him better as his civilian personality, DonaldDuck.

In an obvious case of [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Italians Love Donald Duck]], the character of Paperinik was created way back in the sixties as a GentlemanThief SecretIdentity to make Donald Duck less of a loser and capitalize upon the success these kinds of stories were having in the country at the time (see ''{{Diabolik}}'', which also inspired Paperinik's name "Paperino" is Donald Duck's italian name), but he quickly switched from avenging the wrongs he suffered in his Donald Duck persona to generally [[CostumedNonsuperHero fighting crime]], thanks to the various super-gadgets [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys built for him by Gyro Gearloose]]. For forty years, many stories about him were written, most of them totally out of continuity, and some even contradicting previously established facts, with the popularity of the character waxing and waning in cycles, though it was always well-received.

In the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], during a phase of lack of inspiration for the classical Paperinik stories, PKNA comes in as an attempt to write single-issue adventures that would fit into an over-arching continuity; a "disruptive" project commissioned to a group of mostly young talents, who had no problem admitting that they were "trying to play Marvel". (This was the only comic book that Disney Italy published in the American comic book form factor, further emphasizing the attempt to compete with them on their own ground.) in a twist of irony, Disney now owns Marvel.

It all starts when, while patrolling the city, Paperinik runs into a TV star being attacked by aliens, and all his weapons prove to be useless against them he's only saved by the intervention of the police. Soon afterwards, Donald Duck gets a job as the caretaker of his uncle's new purchase, a 150-floor-tall skyscraper (the Ducklair Tower), and accidentally discovers that the building actually has 151 floors: the "secret floor" is home to an AI (Uno, "one" in Italian), created by the original owner of the building, who decides to assist Paperinik in his new battles against time-pirates, mad scientists and alien invaders where his old gear would be of no help. And Paperinik is going to need all the help he can get, because he is soon facing major disasters, and even a battle for the very future of planet Earth.

Paperinik New Adventures ran for 53 monthly issues (March, 1996-January, 2001) plus three extra issues detailing various elements of the BackStory and focusing on minor characters. It was followed by another series in the same continuity, PK^2, which was not quite as successful, and ended after 18 issues and one special. That, in turn, was followed by an UltimateUniverse continuity reboot, called simply PK, which was even less successful and quickly folded. The first series, considered one of the best thing Disney ever did by a very loyal fan community, has been re-printed recently in Italy.

The original series was never translated into English, but the series reboot, PK, is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and PSP. Hopefully, if these comics are a success, the classic series will get a translation as well.

Till then, a scanlation project of the original series, which can be found [[http://duckavenger.blogspot.com/ here]], has finished the original series, and PK2, with no plans to release Pikappa as well, as those are already available through legal channels.

A video game, ''Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows'', was made, and even released in English, but it wasn't very successful. [[InNameOnly Nor related with the original comic books in any substantial way]].
A second video game, this time for mobile phones was also released. It features a mix of the classic Paperinik with the WesternAnimation/DuckTales universe and it's much, much better than the other game.

Compare ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', another Disney series about a superheroic waterfowl.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Angus, of [[{{Spiderman}} J. Jonah Jameson]].
** To clarify: Angus usually tries to ruin Paperinik's reputation for no apparent reason, but he's also a surprisingly capable journalist, who apparently became famous for exposing a traffic of NUCLEAR WEAPONS, exposing a member of the Congress in the process and is hellbent on exposing the crimes of a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* AGodAmI: when one of the Evrons ([[spoiler: the scientist Zoster]]) manages to acquire Xadhoom's powers, and to a degree Leonard Vertighel, the greatest android designer of the 23rd century ([[spoiler: who goes crazy trying to create the perfect woman]]).
* AIIsACrapshoot: Due, and a band of XXIII century Time Police [[ArtificialHuman droids]] in one issue.
* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Italian]]: [[HandWave handwaved]] once, when an alien explains his training includes cosmic languages. Played straight most of the times, though. When asked about it, the authors hypothesized aliens may have learned it by watching subbed sci-fi movies.
* AllJustADream: All the adventures in issue [[spoiler: #26 ("Time is Fleeting")]] turn out to be the demo of a futuristic TV show. And also the close of issue [[spoiler: #43 ("All in Good Time")]] leaves some doubts...
* AllThereInTheManual: The various issues had colums with more data about the month's story or the comic book in general. Doubled as ChekhovsGun in issue 0/3, whose column detailing the layout of the Ducklair Tower mentioned [[spoiler: Everett Ducklair's cryogenically frozen daughters]] in fine print the blocking of an image.
* AlmightyJanitor: When he's not busy saving the world, Donald is an errand boy at the Ducklair Tower offices. Also Ziggy, the other errand boy, had brilliantly passed the exams to become an intelligence agent before he decided it wasn't the life he wanted. In the second series, Pk2, our hero finds aid in Lyo, who is the custodian of an abandoned factory, but in his day he was the tech supervisor of a superhero named Astrongman.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Pk and Xadhoom. [[BatMan a costumed, powerless but well-equipped, superhero]] and [[SuperMan a Godlike alien whose powers stems from the sun?]] where have we heard that before?...
** Subverted somewhat; their origin stories, and dispositions are completely different, from the characters they're based on. in fact, Xadhoom is more akin to [[GreenLantern Atrocitus]] than SuperMan.
* AlternateUniverse: Where Urk comes from, a world where the Americas are ruled by a [[InjunCountry confederation of the Natives of North America]], the Empire of the Plumed Serpent and the Incan Empire, while the Vikings are the dominant power of Europe and are trying to conquer the New World, failing because their opponent were [[BenevolentPrecursors given high technology and the knowledge on how to use it in accord with nature by aliens]] (that are the local version of the [[spoiler: Evrons]]). PK ends visiting it briefly.
** Three non-Urk stories have the travel to an AlternateUniverse as a plot point. The first is ''The Day of the Cold Sun'' has the Raider show up with a prototype device to reach them and attempting to power it (adequate power sources in the future are too well-guarded), [[spoiler: not knowing it's incomplete and would block it into all realities at once until the Time Police managed to get him out]] (and accidentally bringing Urk to our universe and giving Uno the technology needed to travel safely among the multiverse). The second is ''Ancient Future'', where PK accidentally ends in a ''LordOfTheRings''-like world ruled by an alternate and dimension-hopping [[spoiler: Raider]], who finally brought an end to the incessant wars and rules benevolently. The third is ''The End?'', the finale of the Ultimate Universe Reboot, where [[spoiler: the Paperinik of the original series shows up just in time to allow Donald defeating the last Evron fleet]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: the Xerbians.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: lots.
** PhlebotinumBreakdown: "Some''one'' will have to explain me what's advanced technology for, if batteries are out!" (Paperinik in #32). Not to mention when Uno gets infected by a virus in #23.
* ArtShift: The flashback/nightmare PK is forced to relive in ''Trauma''.
* [[AscendedFanon Ascended]] MemeticMutation: the first three issues were "trial" issues, and were numbered 0, 0/2 and 0/3 respectively. One reader asked about issue 0/1, and this developed in a full blown MemeticMutation. A year later, in the '98 special, the authors put among the summaries of past issues an entry on issue 0/1, complete with [[TeasingCreator nonsensical plot, a mostly white cover with the title logo, the title, and barely anything else, and the actual title was "Zero Slash One".]] Another year later, ''they actually published it'' as the '99 special.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: True for Evrons with military power: with the exception of the occasion GiantMook, low-ranking troopers are as strong as the average human being; officers haven't been shown in physical combat, but are more muscolar than the troopers; all known generals but two (an unknown high ranking political general and pre-SuperSoldier Trauma) are tall, muscolar and one even survived a direct hit from [[PhysicalGoddess Xadhoom]]; members of the Imperial Senate are like the generals, only ''bigger''; finally the Imperial caste have the ability to fire lethal beams from the non-talking head, with the Emperor having serious muscles too and proving he can handily defend himself.
** Averted with the scientific caste; Zoster is ''puny'', compared to Zondag, though they are considered equal. Played straight again with Gorthan, which went toe-to-toe with a giant robot.
** The Xerbians have a variant, as the authority depends from the IQ: the higher it is, the greatest is your authority. That came to bite them back in the ass: pre-superpowered Xadhoom may have been the most intelligent Xerbian in history, but became the president when she was still too young and naive, and [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill was the main force behind Xerba signing a commercial treaty with Evron]].
* BackToBackBadasses: PK and Xadhoom are often portrayed like this.
** The 2012 trade paperback CompilationRerelease comes full-circle about this, as the back cover of the first volume features [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SwKlSVVEEiM/TzL__j7dOCI/AAAAAAAAAGo/NVOFbF-c7Cc/s1600/IMG_4665.JPG this artwork.]]
* BadFuture: Issue 34. Dear God, issue 34. [[spoiler:PK has been accused of terrorism, his secret identity revealed by Angus (who now is a PresidentEvil), his layout was ''bombed down'' and his family has left the town out of shame. Plus, Lyla has been deactivated, and the Organization is stronger than ever.]] And why all of this? [[spoiler:because of the Raider's death, Trip, his son, was raised by the Organization, renamed himself the Gryphon, and singlehandedly ''caused the BadFuture'']].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Paperinik and Trip,the Raider's son,in issue 34.
* BadassBoast: [[CrowingMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] subverted in the very first issue.
-->'''Paperinik'''(while defending a woman from the [[SlaveRace Coolflames]]): Don't worry! When the game gets tough... I wish I was somewhere else.
** Played straight with the narration monologue in issue 10:
-->By day, this is my city. By night, this city is mine.
** The villains aren't exempt from this:
-->'''Paperinik''': The ''[[TheSyndicate Organization]]''? That's it? What, were the good names taken when you wrote yourself into the supervillain register?
-->'''Organization Leader''': Names serve to distinguish things, Paperinik. We have no need of them. We are ''unique!''
* BadassNormal: Several.
* BFG: The Evrons creates one able to absorb the power of a '''SUN'''.Granted,only for a fraction of second,but still...
* BigDamnHeroes: Xadhoom is introduced this way. See EstablishingCharacterMoment below.
* BigNo: ...and immediately after it, Trauma meets his first defeat.
* BloodKnight: Oberon [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair]] is implied to be this, craving wars to bring "chaos and destruction". He even saves PK's life after he thwarted his plans because, in his words, [[WorthyOpponent such enemies are rare to come about]].
* BodyHorror: The most important members of the Evronian Imperial Council [[spoiler: and the Emperor]] have two heads: one on their shoulders, and an eyeless one on the tip of their tail. Not horrified yet? Very well. Did I mention that the eyeless tail-head is the one that does the talking? The other has a BreathWeapon.
** What happen to the Evronian supersoldiers[[spoiler: which are created using Angus as a guinea pig]](that appared in the last issue of the first series) that can't get nourishment fast enough.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Paperinik and Xadhoom, with a very interesting twist: while Xadhoom '''is''' a GeniusBruiser, her preferred tactics is almost [[CurbstompBattle Alucard-like]] [[MookHorrorShow in it's complexity]], meaning that PK is the one who must calm her down and formulate a plan.
** And of course, Paperinik and Uno.
** Issue 25 "Crossed Fire" shown that the whole population of the planet Vanium was like this before the Evron invasion,since every member of the Nimoids(the smarter race) lived in symbiosis with a member of the Mastonts(the stronger race).
* BrainUploading: The UltimateUniverse ContinuityReboot had this trope when Lyonard D'Aq uploaded his brain as a side result of him exploring a virtual world. [[spoiler: Then this trope became a ChekhovsGun when after Lyonard got KilledOffForReal (or, more precisely, turned into the monstrous Lyozard ''and then'' got killed off) and Uno downloaded the data version of his brain into a (superpowered, of course) bionic body]].
* BrickJoke: the shield's "Function 78 bis". First time it's used, it does nothing. 2 years later, the VillainOfTheWeek uses it and... still nothing. [[PercussiveMaintenance Stomping on the shield in anger]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain manages to activate it]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard blasting him to Hawaii]].
* BruceWayneHeldHostage
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Eugene Photomas, widely considered one of the best lawyer of the 23th century...now,if only he could remember which case they were discussing...
** Sam Plot, writer for Tv show "Patemi". Before being partially coolflamed, he changed the main actor since the previous one was temporarily missing (kidnapped). After, among other things, he [[RealLifeWritesThePlot rewrites this]] as the two actors being two different main characters, [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Twins]] who were SeparatedAtBirth and are now reunited. And have ''the exact same name''.
* TheCameo: In issue #12, third panel of page 19, one of the screens depicting recordings of the timeline has MickeyMouse from ''SteamboatWillie''.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Name one other disney series, or board game, that alludes to this series. There isn't one.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Xadhoom is fond of saying "Let's dance" or a variant of this, especially before wiping out some Evrons.
** Dancing is apparently the first thing she thinks of when happy, as evidenced by her requesting a specific dance when she discovered a group of Xerbians (revealed to be Evrons in disguise by them not knowing what it was: it was a very popular dance on Xerba).
* ChekhovsGun: A few apparent insignificant things gets an expanded role later on: the ''horrible'' tie he got from Newton (no, not [[IsaacNewton that one]], nor [[ThandieNewton the other one]]) was instrumental in saving [[spoiler: the whole temporal continuum]], the gizmo containing [[spoiler: Xadhoom's memories]] was the McGuffin of two later stories, [[spoiler: Everett Ducklair's cryogenically frozen daughters]] had been mentioned in the fine print of the blocking of a [[AllThereInTheManual column about the layout of the Ducklair Tower]] in issue 0/3 of the first series (they would only appear in PK2), etc.
* ChristmasEpisode: Issue #13, ''The Darkest Night''.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Uno's [[spoiler: transition into Odin Eidolon]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: One time two Evronians were threatened with assignment to hunt Xadhoom if they failed their given task.
** It was cool and unusual, but it was also a death sentence; every single time the Evrons tried to ambush her, she would fall right into the trap [[hottip:*:even when she guesses it but still charges in because there's a lot of Evronians there. Particularly egregious when a group of Evrons masked themselves as Xerbians (Xadhoom's people) but accidentally blew up their cover by not knowing what a Xarghon was. Xadhoom played along to get some laughs as the false Xerbians tried to guess what it was, then told them she knew everything and what a Xarghon was (the traditional Xerbian dance of welcome) before killing every single ambusher]] and then blast it open with her sheer power before killing every single Evron and blow everything up.
* CoolCar: The Pi-kar, the hero's flying car, equipped with any kind of gadgets and weapons, just like the [[{{Batman}} Batmobile]]. Of course, it comes with a CoolGarage with a lot of secret exits (and full of other Cool Cars, but Uno does not allow Paperinik to use them)
** Correction: Uno doesn't allow -Donald Duck- to use them, as they would draw too much attention and people would start making questions and pondering things if they suddenly see Donald Duck driving a superfancy car instead of his old 313.
** Speaking of Donald's old 313 car, it begins the series on all of it's old and awesome glory (among other things, it could fly) but it's destroyed by Xadhoom during a confusing first impression, hence why Donald is now driving a new car.
*** The 313 with the X plate is officially known as the "313-X". It's basically the same car as ever, plus some additions built by Gyro Gearloose in the more traditional - and milder - Paperinik stories. Said additions give Donald the possibility to switch between [[http://lnx.ginevra2000.it/Disney/banda1/313.jpg the 313]] and [[http://pkhack.altervista.org/paperinik_313x.png the 313-X]] at will, whenever he needs to do so; and given Paperinik has no superpowers, like {{Batman}}, the 313-X can be similarly compared to a downgraded Batmobile.
* ComicBookTime: Averted: as the series seemingly progresses in real time: In issue #30, Two remarks that it has been two years since his last battle with One, and in issue #37 Paperinik explains that a few years had passed since he first met Xadhoom.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted:Paperinik can easily enough dispatch a dozen or so Evronians,but when there are to many of them he'll either need to be rescued or retreat.[[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Xadhoom,since it doesn't really matters if you attack her with one or one hundred soldiers.
* ContinuityLockout: A very rare example from Disney.
* CrackPairing: InUniverse:Angus Fangus once went on a date with [[spoiler:Xadhoom]]
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Done by the President of Belgravia after Paperinik free him from chains.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unquestionably so, if compared to the not-quite-Marvel-like Paperinik stories from the more family-friendly ''Topolino'' (Italian for Mickey Mouse) comic book. To clarify, the first volume of the trade paperback CompilationRerelease features a behind-the-scenes about how the series came to be: it includes such stuff as "Duckburg becoming a big metropolis like [[Film/{{Batman}} the Gotham City seen in the movies]], although obviously not as dark", and some ideas go as far as having "dream fights in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''-like situations [[CaptainObvious (within Disney-level limits!)]]". The fact that ''characters are actually KilledOffForReal'' is only a natural consequence.
* DeadpanSnarker: Uno, Paperinik, Xadhoom...
** Suffice to say, a WorldOfSnark.
* DeepImmersionGaming / UnusualUserInterface: The Ducklair Tower has a room that basically amounts to a [[Franchise/StarTrek holodeck]], used to explore computer programs from the inside. Downside: the projections are very realistic and there are no security measures -- meaning that if someone is injured they get hurt for real.
* DemotedToExtra: Scrooge [=McDuck=] is the only member of the regular [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney Ducks]] apart from Donald who gets any amount of screen-time in this series (even Huey, Dewey and Louie are PutOnABus), but he has a very minor role and barely gets involved in the plots.
* DependingOnTheArtist: With over twenty artist that have worked on the project, it's inevitable. [[http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/310541_293227690717485_110551082318481_870197_599984494_n.jpg See here]] for a quick example.
* DisneyDeath: Averted. '''In a Disney comic'''. '''That is not from Marvel'''.
* DisSimile: In issue 4 "Earthquake" Paperinik had to use a little submarine to investigate after a...well,earthquake. He complains that he doesn't know how to drive something like this.
--> '''Uno:''' Do you know how to ride a bike?
--> '''Paperinik:''' Yes.
--> '''Uno:''' Perfect![[DeadpanSnarker This is completely different, so don't worry...]]
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Urk. In one issue, overjoyed because [[spoiler:he finally returned to his own dimension]], he hugs Paperinik. Cue crunching sound.
-->'''Urk''': "Uh... Sorry. Did that hurt?"\\
'''Paperinik''': "Just a couple of ribs. Don't worry, I have more."
* DidntThinkThisThrough: According to the Raider, the Organization planned to dispose of Paperinik after they saved time. But Paperinik still had to defeat the Evronian Empire and get rid of that Evronian invasion fleet sitting in the asteroid belt...
** A magnificent one happens in the final issue of the UltimateUniverse ContinuityReboot, when Zondag fumbles with Kronin's time machine to prevent the formation of the Guardians of the Galaxy and [[spoiler: accidentally destroys the Evronian Empire in the process]]. At which point Kronin proceeds to gloat and [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]], even [[LampshadeHanging pointing out there's a good reason if he, in spite of being a supervillain with a time machine, merely use it to steal]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Yes,you read that right: [[spoiler:Grrodon the last Evrononian, who remained on the Earth alone for three centuries after Paperinik destroyed the Evron Empire, tries to transform the hero into a [[SlaveRace Coolflame]] in the future. However, thanks to a gun created by Odin Eidolon, he fails. Desperate, Grrodon steals a flying car and heads for the space, knowing that the car will explode.]] Could count as a AlasPoorVillain.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What the Evrons want to do to Earth, and have already done to many other worlds.
* [[spoiler:EarthAllAlong: Paperinik ends up on the "Dama Elenthari",the ship of space mercenary Neopard,who forces him to fight with him in a war on "a distant,periferic planet" in exchange of returning him on Earth.At the end of the issue he is enraged to find out that the planet '''is''' Earth,and they simply ended in the Sahara desert.]]
* EasyAmnesia: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: After a bad hit on the head, the usual prone to forgetting things [[BunnyEarsLawyer Photomas]] is able to remember names and dates. It is explained that it wouldn't last, however.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Paperinik himself]] in issue 40.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Xadhoom's debut. PK is cornered, with his back literally leaning on the wall, [[BolivianArmyEnding surrounded by Evrons...]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Xadhoom_debut_9106.JPG then]] Xadhoom [[DynamicEntry breaks out of the wall with a punch,]] [[BigDamnHeroes singlehandedly turning the tables,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and hands the Evrons their asses]]. Then she mistakes PK for an Evron and tries to kill him.
* EvilVersusOblivion: In one issue there is a bubble of nothing that will eventually ''erase time''.[[TheSyndicate The Organization]] won't have any of it.
** Lampshaded:
-->'''Paperinik''': "Doing all this is generous of you!"
-->'''[[NoNameGiven Organization Leader]]''': "We're only defending our workplace. We plunder time! And without it, you see..."
* {{Expy}}: Paperinik started as the Disney version of {{Diabolik}} before evolving in a different direction. Recent Paperinik stories outside ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' pay homage to this by having Lord Quackett/Fantomius (the GentlemanThief who was the in-universe inspiration of Paperinik) [[http://www.salimbeti.com/paperinik/images/fantomius70.jpg look like the Duckified version of Diabolik]].
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted. In issue #4 at least two men try shooting Paperinik with regular guns, and in #7 a whole Maori tribe use those to fight off the Evrons.
* FiveBadBand: the Evronian Empire can be schematized this way.
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: Emperor
** TheDragon: Imperial Council
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Scientists Caste
** TheBrute: Warriors Caste
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Gregarious
** [[SixthRanger The Sixth Ranger]]: [[spoiler: the survived population of Xerba]]
** TeamPet: Coolflames
*** Speaking of [[FiveBadBand Five Bad Bands]], the trope suits ''perfectly'' the five bandits from issue #18:
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: [[NoNameGiven Boss]]
** TheDragon: Pollux
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Blatt
** TheBrute: J. D.
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Castor
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Zoster]]'s death. It's unclear if the body ''melts'' or ''disintegrates''.
* FlatlinePlotline: In a bonus story, Xadhoom pretends to flatline in order to get inside an Evronian ship equipped with a regenerating armor that made it impossible to destroy... From the outside.
** Used by PK in the reboot, though it was a suit that blocked body heat (the alien had no time to check for a pulse, and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim didn't have a gun]]).
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Played straight and subverted. Before becoming a sun (and thus effectively [[HeroicSacrifice killing herself for her people's survival]]), Xadhoom recorded a copy of her mind and immense knowledge. At first it seems subverted, as she also asked her storyteller father to send a last Evronian to steal the recording so her recorded mind would kill him by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard giving him the key of her power but not the key to SURVIVE her power]]. But then is played straight by the fact the surviving Evronians will know she's still around in a way, thus getting a good reason to steer away from her people. Add that Paperinik has the recording and wants to give Xadhoom's mind a new body... [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe that's why in the future the last Evronian says it was Paperinik to destroy his people]].
** The Xerbians love this trope: the first thing their colony ship ''Antra'' did after escaping their fallen homeworld was to search for inhabitated worlds and warn them of the Evron threat, starting with Earth. [[spoiler: Sadly, the ''Antra'' was intercepted near Saturn.]]
* FreudianTrio: though it varies who's the Id and the Ego.
** when it's Paperinik, Xadhoom and Uno, Xadhoom's always Id, and Pk tends to be Ego.
** when it's Pk, Lyla and Uno, However, it's Pk who's Id, and Lyla that's Ego.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Played with.They talk about alchool,they just not show it.
-->'''Mackerel:'''"But is herbal tea!"
-->'''Kaplan:'''"Nothing better to end the day!"
-->'''Mackerel:'''"To tell the truth I was hoping in something stronger!"
-->'''Kaplan:'''"Not on my ship!Is a little bet I did with my sailors...we'll drink our special reserve when we find the Achiever!"
* FourStarBadass: General Wisecube.
** Also his successor, general Westcock.
* FutureMeScaresMe: happens in issue #34, where Trip meets his corrupted future self The Gryphon.
* GadgeteerGenius: Uno replaces the classic GadgeteerGenius of Disney comics, Gyro Gearloose.
** Everett Ducklair, Uno's creator, is also an excellent example, although he retired to cure himself of his compulsion to [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder build apocalyptic weapons in every new invention]].
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] with Morgoth.
* GeniusBruiser: Xadhoom aside, Evron scientist Gorthan also qualifies. His job is to genetically enhance Evron soldiers, and did the same with himself while at it. At one point, Paperinik humorously comments "[[{{Asterix}} So, you fell on your own test tubes?]]"
* GeniusLoci: The Ducklair Tower is, for all purposes and intents, Uno's body. In one issue, after Paperinik gets spirited away to another dimension, Uno keeps a group of robbers, a squad of federal agents and Angus running in circles inside the Tower for several hours.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One-time character space mercenary Neopard spouts [[PardonMyKlingon alien expletives]] all throughout the issue. When in the last two pages Donald asks him what do they even mean, Neopard whispers something in his ear, and he freaks out saying [[BreakingTheFourthWall "You can't say that kind of stuff in a teen-rated comic!!"]]
** Basically describes the entire comic. (Also probably contains the only Disney character uttering the word 'bastard' uncensored.)
*** [[BilingualBonus and to Scandinavian readers]] "PK" sounds... yeah...
**** [[spoiler:Grrodon and Xadhoom]] basically commit '''suicide'''.Pretty heavy for a Disney comic,eh?
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Doctor Yamato in issue 14, after his experiment has caused an anomaly that will eventually ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt erase time]]'':
--> It's useless, governor. It's over. There is no escape for anyone. We opened an immense '''nothing''', an emptiness without end. ''(smiles)'' [[IronicEcho Please tell me, governor...]] [[RetGone what is like to]] ''[[RetGone exit]]'' [[RetGone history?]]
* GoodIsNotDumb: A running theme in the series; it's to be expected with a GenreSavvy [[TheProtagonist protagonist]],a HypercompetentSidekick with SuperIntelligence and an ally who is a GeniusBruiser.
* GovernmentConspiracy
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Xadhoom and the Raider, although the latter gets undone by way of TimeTravel ResetButton.]]
* HiddenDepths: Camera 9's, which are '''very''' hidden.
* TheFaceless: Camera 9, throughout the entire series, has his face (save the beak) hidden either by the Channel 00 head-mounted camera set, or by [[SceneryCensor conveniently placed parts of the scene]] during his DayInTheLimelight subplots in #3 and #16.
** Stevros in PK2 #14.
* HopeBringer: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]:Gorthan is afraid Paperinik might become one for the other planets under the attack of Evron.
* HumanityIsInfectious: Xadhoom references earth games such as Bowling and Pingpong, and Gorthan develops a fondness for Shakespeare.
* HumansAreSpecial: zigzagged. As described in [[AllThereInTheManual one of Zoster's reports]], the people of Earth have more emotional energy than normal... which for Evron means "more food". However, not only they are TheDeterminator, their energy is so much that it can't be completely drained in a single shot, allowing a recover.
* HumongousMecha (Yes, in a disney comic)
* HurricaneOfPuns: Xadhoom and the Raider ''love'' to make puns about fire and time (respectively), especially during a brawl.
* IDieFree: in the original series, [[spoiler:Geena]]. Proud to having defied orders until the end.
** PK says this to Gorthan when faced with imminent defeat in the Ultimate-like reboot. [[spoiler:It's what ultimately triggers Gorthan's HeelRealization]].
* IdiotBall: once in a while a character does something they ''know'' they shouldn't do. The cake goes to [[GenreSavvy Xadhoom, who can sniff Evron traps very easily and by now knows that they bother fighting her only when they have something new that could hurt her]], [[TheBerserker but she still charges head-on to kill a few more Evrons]].
** PK's inability to remember how Xari looks like, even after seeing an alien who resembled him so much that Xadhoom herself thought it was him.
** Xadhoom once thought she could make the Emperor of Evron believe she wasn't a Xerbian in spite of the Evrons having first met her on Xerba, her use of [[AndThisIsFor "Remember Xerba the Blue!"]] as a battlecry, her name being a Xerbian word, and the Evrons having actually masked as Xerbians for a trap (and they actually fooled her for a while, at least until they failed to recognize the name of a very popular dance). The Emperor immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Lyonard D'Aq.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: Trauma (first series), Profunda (second series), and Pk himself (in the reboot); the latter with a particular device, the others with psychic powers. Played with in the sense that they don't know the details of what their victims are experiencing.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In more comedic issues, the Evrons tend to fit this trope. Angus may qualify, but probably Paperinik doesn't even consider him a villain, more like a nuisance.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The gun Odin Eidolon gives to PK in issue #5.
* ItsPersonal: the reason Angus is bent on exposing [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Fenimore Cook]] is that Cook once hid toxic waste where Angus's Maori clan lives, before he blackmailed him into stopping.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Angus always call Paperinik a criminal and tries to expose him as such. In his first stories, Paperinik was treated as a thief and a criminal, and it was implied the police stopped trying to arrest him because they had realized they had no chance.
** Angus' fake interview to a CGI Paperinik in issue #1 (Shadows On Venus) states that Paperinik was a nobody who took his costumed identity to get respect. Even though Angus doesn't know it, Donald's original motive to become Paperinik was to get even with those who treated him like a nobody.
* JustAMachine: It's...tricky:Paperinik respects artificial intelligence as much as he do human intelligence(after all,two of his closest friends and allies are an A.I. and a droid)but he has no claim about destroying robots if they are treatening someone,and in the sequel Pk2 another A.I. call him an "enemy of my species!".
* KilledOffForReal: Surprisingly, for a Disney comic book. Most of the violence is family-friendly, but there are some characters who really die. [[spoiler: Xadhoom.]]
* KissMeImVirtual / RobotGirl: Paperinik says Lyla would be a very pretty duck... if she weren't a robot. [[spoiler: Urk]] sends her a love letter. [[spoiler: Her designer, Leonard Vertighel]], loves her, he thinks she's the perfect woman.
** Even One tried to search her telephone number.
*** Well, as Uno half-jokingly says, she could be a very good mate for a "cultured and handsome artificial intelligence" :)
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Two henchemen of the Organization are smart enough to quit when Paperinik threatens their boss.
--> '''Gottfresh:'''"Stop him! Do something!"
--> '''Mantis:'''"You made him angry! See ya!"
** Also, Colonel Neopard.
-->"The mercenary who know when to quit is good for another time!" [[spoiler:he was going to complete his mission anyway]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Paperinik has pills that erase the last few hours (or more) from a character's memory. They are actually one of his few special creations of Gyro Gearloose he keeps troughout all his appearances, and finally [[spoiler: Gyro uses the last one on himself in order to forget about Donald being Paperinik in PKNA, thus severing the last tie to his old life and allowing him to protect Earth as a full-time superhero]]
** In an interesting case of CharacterDevelopment,Paperinik decided to not use those anymore after losing memory himself,because he now knows how that makes people fell.
* LeftHanging: Another 50-issue series would be needed to give a follow-up to all the loose ends.
* LiteralMinded:
-->'''Uno''': Can you answer a question?\\
'''Paperinik''': Sure, ''shoot''. * Paperinik is surrounded by lots of guns* Halt! You [=AI=]s are a bit too literal minded, aren't you?
* MeaningfulName:
** "Xadhoom", in Xerbian, means "Creditor", as the Evrons "owe her her race".
** Odin Eidolon: "odin" means "one" in Russian, "eidolon" means "image" or "mirror" in Greek. In fact, Odin Eidolon is a mirror image of Uno.
*** One-issue, AlternateUniverse character Deugemo. It means [[spoiler:"generated from Two"]].
** Angus Fangus, ''fango'' meaning ''mud'' in Italian, and his less-than-immaculate deontological ethics.
** [[PenalColony The Well]]. You get thrown in, you can't get out. But you can be dragged up if the Evrons think you are able to do a hard job.
** And its good counterpart, Time Ø, a prison for timecriminals which is ''litterally'' outside of time.
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: Used painfully straight in one instance.
* MiniMecha: Paperinik uses one to fight Trauma.
** The US army has them.
** So does the army of the Princedom of Stahlburg,as well as PoweredArmor and one HumongousMecha.
* MobileMaze: the entire Ducklair Tower can became one, much to Uno's fun.
* MonochromaticEyes: Xadhoom and most of the Evronians.
* MorphWeapon: PK's Xtransformer, which can -among other cool functions- change its shape from square to circular and transform into a boomerang, a drill, a suitcase, and a ''robotic puppy''.
** Morgoth in PK2 uses such a weapon.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Xadhoom in "Metamorphosis"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Pikappa saves the whole temporal continuum using ([[spoiler:a tie]])). Only in this comic could that [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense]].
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Trip and Griffon in PKNA #34.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Played straight by agent Mary Ann Flagstarr in issue #4, ''Earthquake''.
-->'''Flagstarr''': If I were you I wont let (Paperinik) escape, Cooper, unless you wish to wait for your retirement working in a radar station in Alaska.
-->(Later, to a completely different subordinate for a completely different failure): Start packing, boy, and leave your bermudas at home. You wont need them in Alaska.
* NeverSayDie: Zig-zagged.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ducklair [[spoiler:escaped with his daughters on Earth in order to give them a normal life, rather than allow them to potentially become Empresses at the cost of their emotions. Turns out, they ''don't like'' having lost years of their lives in a coma and seeing denied a future as rulers... so they pull a FaceHeelTurn and try to become the '''Earth's''' rulers.]]
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: [[SuperSoldier Trauma]] is this InUniverse,thanks to his mental power.
* NoExportForYou: Paperinik (Or the Duck Avenger as he was called in the few stories published) never really took off in the States.
** Although this may change as the new distributor for Disney Comics specifically wants to focus on more action-based stories.
* NotQuiteDead: Several, including professor Fairfax, Due and Paperinik himself.
* OhCrap: '''''[[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ogDxt2uFadk/S5AgVyazRCI/AAAAAAAAANo/RNw40NI9pL8/s1600-h/1-46+and+47.jpg this.]]''''' Also Trauma and Morgoth. The last page of issue #6 ("Spores").
** Really Xadhoom is quite excited to see that evron battlecruiser.
** The usual Evron reaction to Xadhoom.
* OldHeroNewPals: The series only keeps Paperinik and Uncle Scrooge (albeit DemotedToExtra), while the rest of the characters are new ones.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: The Time Police, to an extent, since they already know what is ''supposed'' to happen.
* OrMyNameIsnt: Eugene Photomas couldn't finish this sentence because he forgot his name.
* OurElvesAreDifferent / OurOrcsAreDifferent / ScienceFantasy: in issue #18 ("Ancient Future"), Paperinik is transported to a [[TheLordOfTheRings LOTR-like]] {{Fantasy}} world where hi-tech Cyber-Elves fight against Techno-Orcs.
** The same issue also features other classic fantasy tropes, sometimes subverted: e.g. members of LaResistance are orcs, and the EvilOverlord [[spoiler: turns out to be not-so-evil after all]])
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The Evrons. They are EmotionEaters, but only for "positive" emotions (though they add apathy and terror to the list); they get no nourishment from "negative" emotions, and in fact these are the only emotions they are able to display. They feed themselves in small but frequent meals, which is why they have shoulder fuel tanks.
** One mutated version in a WhatIf issue is able to absorb negative emotions, and without any Evrongun or technological drainers; in fact, they have a much higher metabolism that gives them a lot more strength... if they are able to feed themselves. If they can't, they quickly collapse.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The coolflames are a not-dead version whose intelligence and emotion were drained out and now are slaves of their conquerers.
* PapaWolf: The Raider and The President of Belgravia.Funnily they are both [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes villains]].
* PaperThinDisguise: And despite it, the only one who guesses that Paperinik = [[strike:Donald Duck]] Paperino is artificially-enhanced Lyla Lay. Seriously, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Paperinik.jpg how hard is it?]]
** All the more that Donald keeps telling people that he is "good friends with Paperinik". Yeah right.
** To be fair, it's been [[{{Lampshading}} lampshaded]] once, when a villain also discovers PK's secret identity. It only happens in an AlternateTimeline, though.
--->''(looking at pictures of PK and Donald)'': Uhm... ''without'' mask and and ''with'' mask... It wasn't so hard, after all.
** Also, everyone knows that Paperinik has various [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]], including some of Donald himself. People probably figured out he's wearing a Donald's mask over his true face. Plus, in a non-PaperinikNewAdventures story there was a memorable incident of the Beagle Boys unmasking PK and discovering the face of billionaire John D. Rockerduck, then he sneezed away the mask revealing the face of Donald, then he sneezed away that mask too to reveal a monstrous face (he was having issues with the glue of his masks): after that only people who are from outside the city would think they can discover his face that easy...
* [[RRatedOpening PG Rated Opening:]] while probably not as merciless as an actual RRatedOpening, the cold opening to the first issue isn't exactly family friendly either. It starts with the Evrons raiding a planet, and with [[spoiler: what appears to be a young Xadhoom]] letting out a BigNo. Another example of Disney [[LetsGetDangerous getting dangerous.]]
* PlanetLooters: The Evrons.
* PlanetOfHats: the Xerbian racial hat is holding doctorates. also a subversion of the associated trope [[NotThatKindofDoctor as some of them ARE that kind of doctor ]].
* PlanetSpaceship: The Homeworld of the Evrons turns into a spaceship.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Donald and Lyla.
* PrisonEpisode: ''The Day That Will Come'', set inside the chronostatic prison Time Ø.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Colonel Neopard,at your service...if you have enough cash.
* PunnyName: [[MeaningfulName Oberon]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair]]. Bonus points for him behaving like an expy of DoctorDoom, and coming from an expy of {{Ruritania}}, Belgravia.
* {{Ruritania}}: as said above, Belgravia, [[MeaningfulName Oberon]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast De Spair's]] home country.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: apparently, the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer Shield]] has one... and it's several hundred pages long. As PK puts it, "when I'll finish reading it, I'll be too old to carry this shield".
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Geena]]
* SceneryPorn: Most of the covers.
* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: '''Averted'''.Issue #10 shows that Donald still has nightmares about being bullied as a kid.
* SecretIdentityIdentity, lampshaded when Donald is about to get into a fight with a man over a packet of potato chips ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]):
--->'''Donald''': ''Over the years I've fought alien vampires, cyborgs, supercriminals. I've beaten enemies this idiot couldn't hope to even come close to. I could put him in his place in two seconds flat. But that would mean erasing the distinction between Donald and Paperinik. And I can't allow that.''\\
'''Donald''': "...alright, you can keep it."\\
'''Man''': "Wise decision."
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In ''The Day of the Cold Sun'' Paperinik teams up with the Raider to [[spoiler: prevent his city from being nuked by a nuclear fusion experiment gone horribly wrong]].
** Also ''Carpe Diem'', where PK and the Raider team up again to set right what went wrong ''in the future'' and [[spoiler: prevent the creation of a bubble that would erase the whole space-time continuum]]. In a subversion, [[spoiler: their actions pratically starts the anomaly ''in advance''. Luckily, they manage to stop it just in the nick of time]].
** Issue 34 is not only this, but PK points out that the villain, who is a criminal time traveller, could have invoked this trope instead of being obsessed with revenge,effectively dismantling his FreudianExcuse.
* ShipTease: Paperinik/Xadhoom, Uno/Xadhoom, Paperinik/Lyla, Uno/Lyla, among others....
** And in Pk2 Donald Duck/Tempest.That's right,Donald Duck,not Paperinik.
* ShoutOut: To ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} in #4.
** The Evrons' design has been inspired by the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]]. And one issue depicts a Franchise/{{Predator}} {{Expy}}.
** The final issue of the Ultimate-like reboot has a speech similar to that of [[spoiler: [[Film/BladeRunner Roy Batty]]]]
** In the ContinuityReboot, PK is a member of the ''Galaxy Guardians'', a team of superheroes with a member for each planet. [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Sounds familiar?]].
** The cover for [[http://www.comicvine.com/pk-pikappa-nemico-invisibile/37-241156/ Pikappa #24]] references one of Donald's [[VideoGame/DonaldInMauiMallard other badass alter egos.]]
** One Omake series stars Trip, the Raider's son, attempting to draw a comic. The result? A AntiHero [[{{Deadpool}} who constantly argues with the yellow boxes]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Several.
* ShutUpHannibal: Paperinik is really good at those:especially seen in his confrontations with [[AvengingTheVillain The]] [[OverlordJr Griffin]] and [[EvilSorcerer Ahrimadz]].
* TheStinger: Half of the time the very last page/panel of the comic story acts as this.
* StoryBreakerPower: Even downplayed, Xadhoom's control over matter and energy qualifies as this.
* StrangeBedfellows: Paperinik and the Evrons, on at least two occasions, and Paperinik and the Raider, on at least four occasions.
* SuperSoldier: One-off Evron character Trauma willingly chose to become one.
** The Evronians have a few different kinds of these. Grrodon is basically a weaker warrior [[ShapeShifting capable of changing his looks]] (warriors like him resurface in the UltimateUniverse Continuity Reboot, and are implied to have gone rogue and murdered the last Emperor before Gorthan got their loyalty); [[ShoutOut Kravenn]] is the perfected version, having both the shape shifting ability, slightly superior strength and [[ScarilyCompetentTracker magnificent tracking abilities]] (he managed to track Xarion ''across the entire planet of Xerba'', and it took throwing him into space ''twice'' to get rid of him); the already mentioned Trauma, with SuperStrength, psychic powers enabling him to amplify fear into utter terror and the ability to feed from it; a group of [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Evronian Hybrids]] based on the genes of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Beasts of Rhaghor]] and the data of the never-seen [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Project Abominion]], stronger, faster and with superior smell than standard warriors but indisciplined and apparently much stupider (they mutinied and closed the normal warriors of their ship in a cell guarded from the outside. Somehow, the standard Evronians evaded and made short work of the guards); finally, in an alternate universe, Evronian-''Angus'' hybrids with SuperStrength superior to Trauma and the ability to feed from negative emotions (on the down side, they need constant feeding or will collapse, and they were quickly dispatched when Paperinik and the US Army stopped fighting and started thinking about nice things).
** In Pk2 we have The Predator,an ex-Seaduck(a Navy seal expy) who get trasformed in a 80% mechanical being with enough firepower to be a match for the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer.]]
* SuperpowerMeltdown: If Xadhoom loses control, she turns into a supernova. No, really.
** Becomes both FridgeHorror and FridgeLogic when you think about how exactly she knows that. After all, the only time she turned nova on-panel [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice it killed her]]]] .
*** She is a GeniusBruiser which managed to personally control thermonuclear processings. She probably knows a thing or two.
* TakeOverTheWorld: What Due tries to do.
** Defied in #22: Paperinik thinks that [[spoiler: Lyla's designer, Leonard Vertighel]] altered robots to take over the world, but he mocks him on hearing this (''"Be frank with me: you read a lot of comic books, do you?"''): in fact, he "just" wanted to create [[spoiler: the perfect woman]].
** Also lampshaded in the {{Omake}} chapter in #10, starring Angus:
--->'''[[YellowPeril Fang-Ho]]''': "That nice gadget, placed on the back of your neck, will [[{{Brainwashed}} turn you into a faithful servant]], whose only will will be... mine! Each new servant will make new devices that, in turn, will make new servants, until I have an endless army at my command! Do you know what I'll do then?"\\
'''Angus''': "You'll TakeOverTheWorld?"\\
''[[BeatPanel (Beat)]]''\\
'''Fang-Ho''': "There must have been an information leak!"
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: A part of the 2000 summer special was used to lampshade and parody this trope...while Paperinik explained it [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the readers]].
* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: Parodied mercylessy in one summer special,when [[TheObiWannabe a master from another dimension]] try to make Paperinik his protege.
-->'''The Master:''' "See? You won."
-->'''Paperinik:''': "Yeah, a three months hospitalization!"
-->'''The Master:''' "Young apprentice, The Good Guys Always Win, But There Is No Guarantee They Won't Get Hurt."
** And what the bad guy and ''his'' master have to say about it?
-->'''Bad Guy:''' "Maybe I should try cinema!"
-->'''Master:''' "Are you kidding?Good guys always [[GenreSavvy win in there,too]].But I know a place called RealLife..."
* ThemeNaming:
** Uno and Due ("one" and "two" in Italian).
** In #39 there are three siblings named Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. And their surname is ''Delta''. Charlie Delta's buddy is named... ''Gamma''.
*** When Gamma [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it, Charlie explained that their parents are in the military intelligence, and picked their names from the [[MilitaryAlphabet NATO phonetic alphabet]], in alphabetical order. He then added that if they had younger siblings they would be Delta Delta, Echo Delta and Foxtrot Delta.
** Two ''twin'' robbers named Castor and Pollux in #18.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: PlayedForLaughs in one short story featuring the Evronians:
-->'''Officer''': "So?"
-->'''Soldier 1''':"Everything is done,sir.We burned the villages,destroyed the harvest,poisoned the wells...
-->'''Soldier 2''':...blown up the bridges,looted the lootable,imprisoned the population [[OverlyLongGag and mined the planet,sir.]]
-->'''Officer''':"Incompetents!I said '''no mercy'''!"
* ThereWasADoor: not that Xadhoom cares...
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The tibetan monks with whom Everett Ducklair trains.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs, in the fourth issue:
-->'''Evron soldier and Angus''': "Paperinik!"\\
'''Paperinik''': "That's right. My friends call me PK, but you may call me ''Mr.'' Paperinik."\\
'''Angus''': "I've never been so glad to see you, Paperinik! Save me!"\\
'''Paperinik''': "I was talking to you too, Angus."
* ThoseTwoGuys: Two sets of them -- a pair of soldiers serving under Wisecube / Westcock and an OddCouple of Organization henchmen.
* ThouShallNotKill: Averted entirely: While everyone, save [[BloodKnight Xadhoom]], doesn't go looking to kill, no-one demonstrates reservations about doing so either, should they deem it necessary.
* TimeBomb: It doesn't need to be a bomb: in issue #4 ("Earthquake") it's an earthquake machine - of course, it's unarmed JustInTime. And when the bomb cannot be unarmed, it can be thrown towards an enemy (#7, "Invasion").
** Sometimes it's a SelfDestructMechanism: e.g. in issue #12 (the countdown cannot be stopped, of course: someone will have to self-sacrifice and take the damage) and #15.
** Subverted in #31: the bad guy just clicks his remote, and one hundred bombs go off.
* TimePolice: Literally and actually referred to as such.
* TimeTravel
* TitleDrop: Several with the title of singular issue.
* TokenMinority: Angus
* TookALevelInBadass: the series revolves around him, the supporting characters and the villains, taking one.
** And in the [[UltimateUniverse third PK series]], PK is ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable pissed.]]'' Saying why would be a spoiler, but let's just say that what happened is enough to ''make him actually consider killing someone.''[[hottip:*: Comparison: to put that in perspective, the only time it happened to SpiderMan, it was in the "Back in Black" storyline, where a similar pressure of his BerserkButton made Spidey wonder, "was I actually going to kill him? The answer comes straight away. ''Yes, I was.''".]]
** In all continuities Paperinik had little issues at killing people... If it's absolutely necessary and/or the enemy is actively trying to kill him. Murder of a defenseless enemy, however, it's something else... And in the above part of the entry, he was charging a small laser cannon aimed at the head of a now defenseless MadScientist.
* TookALevelInDumbass: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]:while he is nowhere near as smart as [[GeniusBruiser Xadhoom]] or Uno(he even jokingly said he gets out of elementary school only because of seniority),in this series Paperinik/Donald Duck is very intuitive,clever and able to make plans on the spot.
* TranquilFury: this comic series has the weirdest example of all in XADHOOM of all people. It's not apparent due the fact she's always killing Evronians in the most painful way she knows while thinking how to make their deaths more humiliating, but then a short story showed her allowing a tiny bit of hatred and rage flow free for a single istant, and kill by indigestion an Evronian cyborg capable to harness the energy of the emotions of everyone in the area. That's how we know she's in TranquilFury, that and the fact she ever went in UnstoppableRage for a single instant she'd become a nova and destroy a solar system.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, at least judging by the tech level of the series: the US military, for instance, has both projectile and beam weapons and both tanks and combat robots.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler: Uno and Odin Eidolon]].
* VillainsWantMercy: Trauma in Issue #10 actually [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xpbpaf7e9xo/TXBlQcJdGzI/AAAAAAAACaQ/TTpJimPRdZA/s1600/10-62.jpg begs Paperinik for mercy]] after the duck valiantly fights off the villain's fear inducing abilities (see trope icon above) and Paperinik spares his life...AFTER noting how pathetic Trauma's acting.
* VillainTeamUp: Due forms an alliance with Evron in #30. [[spoiler:It doesn't last for long.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Paperinik and Xadhoom are a type 1,with Xadhoom as the offender.However,this is already a good thing,considering she seems always angry at the rest of the universe.
* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: The Evrons did it with Xerba, as the Xerbian orbital defenses were too powerful for a frontal assault.
** They did it again for Earth, though it was for the opposite motive: no orbital defences, but earthlings are [[TheDeterminator far too determined]] to be defeated by a small scout fleet, and assembling a bigger fleet would be impratical.
* WeHaveReserves: The Evronians Emperor and officials are more than happy to send their soldiers to die against [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]] to buy time to prepare their traps for her.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Fairfax, kinda. Fighting overpopulation with the creation of a new continent...and the destruction of the West Coast in the process.
** Geena is a Deconstruction :she wants to ([[spoiler:change history to made droids equals to humans,even going as far as destroying the only safe way to keep an eye on history]]) .However,after seeing the actual results ([[spoiler:in the future she created,machines think of themselves as superior,and a war is about to explode]]) ,she ([[spoiler:sacrifice herself to stop it]]) .
* WhamEpisode: "The Xadhoom Trilogy": [[spoiler: we learn that Xari, Xadhoom's boyfriend, has been working with the Evronians to capture her; find the missing ship of the surviving Xerbians, who found a way to invert the effects of coolflamization; the Evronian homeworld get destroyed and Xadhoom transforms herself into a sun to save her people.]]
** The ''first'' number of Pk2: [[spoiler: Everett returns from Dhasam-bul,deactivate One,kick Paperinik out of Ducklair Tower,learns his secret identity and reveals his daughter in suspended animation.]]
** From the UltimateUniverse reboot, issue 25 "''Frontal Assault''" and 26 "''The Warrior King''". [[spoiler:The Evrons pull out ''all'' the stops and launch a massive attack on Earth, forcing the Guardians to send all the agents they can.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: there was an Evronian invasion fleet hidden in the asteroid belt, yet by the time we last see the Evronians nobody speak of them anymore.
** At the end of issue #9 ''The Springs Of The Moon'', it is revealed that evronian general Zargon is NotQuiteDead. Unfortunately, we'll never hear about him again.
** In ''The End of the World'' (a special issue telling the Evronian invasion of Xerba) it's shown counsellor Xarion, the last survivor of the Xerbian evacuation ship ''Antra'', managed to arrive on Earth with a database on the ships of the Evron fleet. At the end of the issue he discovered that PK had accidentally ruined the support of his database, so he announced his intention to repair his shuttle and return on the ''Antra'' to recover another copy, but he never appeared again.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Gorthan shows a growing interest for human emotions and culture, to the point he develops an autonomous personality (and studying Shakespeare). This gets him in trouble with his hive-minded, militaristic kin.
* WhatIf: the last issue of the first series.
* WhatTheHellHero: Evrons reproduce by depositing 'spores' (actually 1-meter large vegetal-like blobs) on the worlds they conquer (or are attacking), and said spores, while gifted with formidable defenses against natural predators, are nothing more than defenseless ''fetuses'' against anyone equipped with ranged weapons. Yet, Paperinik, Xadhoom and the US Army have burned them down in more than one occasion.
** This was actually called out by [[TheDragon Zondag]] in the AlternateUniverse Ultimate Continuity, when he denounces a slaughter of billions of defenseless spores as the worse crime of the super soldiers created by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
** This is actually a NecessaryEvil: due how fast Evrons go from being spores to be fully functional, indoctrinated and ''trained'' warriors (about a couple months as spores, and then a week before the warriors are adults), Paperinik and the US Army consider leaving those spores alone akin to having a sizeable enemy contingent behind the lines ready to attack at the worst possible moment, as it ''actually happened twice''. Xadhoom, on the other hand, [[PayEvilUntoEvil considers it payback]].
* WhosLaughingNow: The character of Paperinik was originally created as Donald's way to get back at everyone who laughed at him, and committed various acts over the boundaries of legality (starting with stealing Scrooge's mattress while he was sleeping on it) to humiliate Donald's foes. While toned down in this series, remnants of that characterization are still present, especially in his dealings with Angus (like casually framing Angus for breaking in a bank as payback for letting himself being used by the Raider).
* WorldOfActionGirls: Perhaps to make up for the less than stellar female protagonists of Disney comics before,but this series goes all out: [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]], [[RobotGirl Lyla Lay]], [[TheCommissionerGordon Mary Ann Flaggstar]], [[LittleMissBadass Tempest Gale]], [[BadassInANiceSuit Birgit Q]], [[DarkActionGirl Korinna]]...
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Angus, because of the above mentioned parodying. The big difference is that basically no one believes his farfetched theories about Paperinik being the bad guy.
-->'''Angus''': "No wonder. Even an idiot would've noticed a connection between Paperinik's actions and the crime escalation!"\\
'''Newscopter pilot''': "Yeah! YOU were the first to say that."
** JustifiedTrope: PK collected quite a crime record (see WhosLaughingNow entry for details), but by now everyone in Duckburg knows that if he was ''really'' a criminal he'd start [[ImpossibleThief stealing things that are supposed to be impossible to steal]] while [[TheDreaded terrifying everyone]].
* WritersSuck: Issue #15, ''Camera/Action''.
* TheWorfEffect: The HumongousMecha of the Stalhburg army is destroyed in a single shot by the incrociator Centurion.
* YouFightLikeACow: PK is good at this when it comes to quipping during combat.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Frequently employed by the Evron emperor or Evron generals.
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12th Jun '13 12:32:50 PM menotti
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2nd Jun '13 2:06:23 PM menotti
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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted:Paperinik can easily enough dispatch a dozen or so Evronians,but when there are to many of time he'll either need to be rescued or retreat.[[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Xadhoom,since it doesn't really matters if you attack her with one or one hundred soldiers.

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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted:Paperinik can easily enough dispatch a dozen or so Evronians,but when there are to many of time them he'll either need to be rescued or retreat.[[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Xadhoom,since it doesn't really matters if you attack her with one or one hundred soldiers.
2nd Jun '13 1:48:25 PM menotti
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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted:Paperinik can easily enough dispatch a dozen or so Evronians,but when there are to many of time he'll either need to be rescued or retreat.[[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Xadhoom,since it doesn't really matters if you attack her with one or one hundred soldiers.
30th May '13 10:45:27 PM VPhantom
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* BadassAbnormal: [[spoiler:Paperinik himself]] in issue 40.


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Paperinik himself]] in issue 40.
29th May '13 1:30:20 PM SnarkyAce
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Till then, a scanlation project of the original series is currently working through the series. It can be found [[http://duckavenger.blogspot.com/ here]].

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Till then, a scanlation project of the original series is currently working through the series. It series, which can be found [[http://duckavenger.blogspot.com/ here]].
here]], has finished the original series, and PK2, with no plans to release Pikappa as well, as those are already available through legal channels.
27th May '13 6:54:20 AM SnarkyAce
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* ThouShallNotKill: Averted by Xadhoom, whose goal is to kill all the Evronians in the universe. Paperinik doesn't seem too keen about it, either.

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* ThouShallNotKill: Averted by Xadhoom, whose goal is to kill all the Evronians in the universe. Paperinik entirely: While everyone, save [[BloodKnight Xadhoom]], doesn't seem too keen go looking to kill, no-one demonstrates reservations about it, either.doing so either, should they deem it necessary.



* TimePolice: literally and actually referred to as such.

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* TimePolice: literally Literally and actually referred to as such.
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* ComicBookTime: Surprisingly?Averted,as the comic seems to go in real time.In issue#30 Two remarks it has been two years from his last battle with One,and in issue#37 Paperinik explains a few years had passed from the first time he had met Xadhoom.

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* ComicBookTime: Surprisingly?Averted,as Averted: as the comic seems to go series seemingly progresses in real time.time: In issue#30 issue #30, Two remarks that it has been two years from since his last battle with One,and One, and in issue#37 issue #37 Paperinik explains that a few years had passed from the since he first time he had met Xadhoom.



* CuffsOffRubWrists: Done by the President of Belgravia after Paperinik free them from chains.
* CurbStompBattle: Almost every fight Xadhoom is in.

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* CuffsOffRubWrists: Done by the President of Belgravia after Paperinik free them him from chains.
* CurbStompBattle: Almost every fight Xadhoom is in.
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26th May '13 2:01:39 PM menotti
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* ComicBookTime: Surprisingly?Averted,as the comic seems to go in real time.In issue#30 Two remarks it has been two years from his last battle with One,and in issue#37 Paperinik explains a few years had passed from the first time he had met Xadhoom.
* ContinuityLockout: A very rare example from Disney.
21st May '13 1:47:56 AM menotti
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** In Pk2 we have The Predator,an ex-Seaduck(a Navy seal expy) who get trasformed in a 80% mechanical being with enough firepower to be a match to the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer.]]

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** In Pk2 we have The Predator,an ex-Seaduck(a Navy seal expy) who get trasformed in a 80% mechanical being with enough firepower to be a match to for the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer.]]
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