History WesternAnimation / DARKWINGDUCK

6th Feb '16 2:33:38 PM MasamiPhoenix
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*** One episode had Darkwing completely give up crime fighting, in fear of dying and leaving Gosalyn alone (or worse, being raised by Launchpad)
29th Jan '16 11:54:57 PM mlsmithca
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--->The case is so much easier when the bad guy offs himself like that...
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--->The -->The case is so much easier when the bad guy offs himself like that...
26th Jan '16 7:12:27 PM HeroGal2347
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* PapaWolf: Darkwing for Gosalyn. Generally, putting her in danger is an easy way to prompt him to show just how competent he really is.
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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf: ** Darkwing for Gosalyn. Generally, putting her in danger is an easy way to prompt him to show just how competent he really is.is. ** While he's less successful at it, Launchpad is also protective of Gosalyn. In "Dead Duck", when Darkwing is in ghost form and can't protect her, Launchpad tries to step up to the plate. (Unfortunately, he gets curb-stomped by Megavolt during the following scene cut.)

* ParentalLoveSong: "Little Girl Blue".
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* ParentalLoveSong: In "Darkly Dawns the Duck", Darkwing takes in Gosalyn to prevent her from being snatched by the crime boss who killed her grandfather. She tells him about a lullaby her grandfather always used to sing her, "Little Girl Blue".Blue." Darkwing sings it, {{foreshadowing}} the father/daughter relationship that they're going to share for the rest of the series.
23rd Jan '16 4:45:51 PM HeroGal2347
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* CaptainObvious: Lauchpad. Especially in "A Brush With Oblivion".
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* CaptainObvious: Lauchpad.Launchpad. Especially in "A Brush With Oblivion".

'''Launchpad''': That door's not real, DW.
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'''Launchpad''': That door's not real, DW.D.W.

* ChristmasEpisode: "It's a Wonderful Leaf".
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* ChristmasEpisode: "It's a Wonderful Leaf".Leaf" takes place over a single Christmas Eve.

* ChristmasEpisode: "It's a Wonderful Leaf".** Launchpad tends to be presented as fairly incompetent at superhero work, but during "Darkly Dawns the Duck" and "Double Darkwings", he and Darkwing wind up fighting each other. Launchpad [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps him]] both times.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Played for laughs with Death. [[DontFearTheReaper He's just doing his job]] and is upset that people view him as an evil entity.
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs with Death. [[DontFearTheReaper He's just doing his job]] and is upset that people view him as an evil entity.

** Also Hotshot, to a literal extent.
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** Also Hotshot, to a literal extent. He is a redhead who got [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] after an experiment.

* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Only Launchpad, Grizzlikov, Binkie, and Dr Bellum wear anything leg-covering, and the latter two rely on skirts. Gosalyn is a somewhat unusual female example here. ** Gosalyn stands out even more when you realize her bottom half is normally uncovered, but when she wears a bikini, she still has her bottom half covered.
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: ** Only Launchpad, Grizzlikov, Binkie, and Dr Bellum wear anything leg-covering, and the latter two rely on skirts. Gosalyn is a somewhat unusual female example here. ** here. Gosalyn stands out even more when you realize her bottom half is normally uncovered, but when she wears a bikini, she still has her bottom half covered.

* HandInTheHole: in "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain".
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* HandInTheHole: in "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain". Darkwing puts his hand in Paddywhack's box. Nothing happens, but he decides to rib Launchpad by pretending something is happening.

-->'''Darkwing''': ''(hand in box)'' Fascinating. Then we're dealing with a powerful evil force that could -- [[{{Troll}} aah! aaah!]] Launchpad, get a grip. It's just a toy.
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-->'''Darkwing''': ''(hand in box)'' Fascinating. Then we're dealing with a powerful evil force that could -- [[{{Troll}} [[TheGadfly aah! aaah!]] Launchpad, get a grip. It's just a toy.

** Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot.
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** Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot.Muddlefoot are married and happy together. It makes sense, given that they're expies of [[Series/LeaveItToBeaver the Cleavers.]]

* HeelFaceTurn: Morgana and Neptunia.
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* HeelFaceTurn: Morgana and Neptunia.Neptunia both start out as antagonists but become heroes.
22nd Jan '16 10:16:40 PM HeroGal2347
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Not Parental Hypocrisy — that is the parent scolding the kid for doing what they used to do.
--> '''Darkwing:''' Okay, so I don't practice what I preach. I'm a parent; I can get away with it.
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--> '''Darkwing:''' Okay, ** Used in "Trading Faces" when [[FreakyFridayFlip Gosalyn has switched brains with Darkwing and the two pretend to be one another to avoid suspicion]]. Gosalyn in Drake Mallard's body scolds Darkwing in Gosalyn's body by telling him that "[he is] grounded for life and [his] allowance is suspended until further notice", then tells her adoptive father it is fun to yell at him like he yells at her. Darkwing in Gosalyn's body claims that he never yells at her like that, but when he sees that his car has been crashed into the stairs, he nearly repeats Gosalyn's scolding word for word before stopping himself at the last minute. ** In "Apes of Wrath", Darkwing tells Launchpad to remain calm, then yells at the gorilla to tell him where Gosalyn is. He fully admits that he's being hypocritical. -->'''Darkwing''': All right, [[LampshadeHanging so I don't practice what I preach. preach.]] I'm a parent; I can get away with it.

* ParentalHypocrisy: ** Used in "Trading Faces" when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Gosalyn has switched brains with Darkwing and the two pretend to be one another to avoid suspicion]]. Gosalyn in Drake Mallard's body scolds Darkwing in Gosalyn's body by telling him that "[he is] grounded for life and [his] allowance is suspended until further notice", then tells her adoptive father it is fun to yell at him like he yells at her. Darkwing in Gosalyn's body claims that he never yells at her like that, but when he sees that his car has been crashed into the stairs, he nearly repeats Gosalyn's scolding word for word before stopping himself at the last minute. ** In "Apes of Wrath", Darkwing tells Launchpad to remain calm, then yells at the gorilla to tell him where Gosalyn is. He fully admits that he's being hypocritical. -->'''Darkwing''': All right, [[LampshadeHanging so I don't practice what I preach.]] I'm a parent; I can get away with it.

** As Launch Pad went from ''Duck Tales'' to ''Darkwing Duck'', so did his voice actor Terence [=McGovern=].
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** As Launch Pad Launchpad went from ''Duck Tales'' to ''Darkwing Duck'', so did his voice actor Terence [=McGovern=].

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* VitriolicBestBuds: ** As Launch Pad went from ''Duck Tales'' to ''Darkwing Duck'', so did This was the case between Darkwing and his voice actor Terence [=McGovern=].next door neighbor Herb Muddlefoot. Herb is usually too friendly and Darkwing found it annoying most of the time, although there were a few times when he stuck up for the guy. (Biggest example: an episode where Herb proved himself SO dedicated to his job - selling kitchen storage products - that he stood up to the villain who was trying to ruin the company's good name. You have to admire someone like that.) ** Darkwing has a similar relationship to his sidekick Launchpad. Launchpad, being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, gets on Darkwing's nerves a lot, but nobody is going to get away with messing with him. Launchpad rarely minds Darkwing's insults and is [[UndyingLoyalty fiercely loyal]] to him.
21st Jan '16 2:07:09 AM CaptainTedium
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Belated Backstory entry was a misuse on my part.
* BelatedBackstory: Darkwing Duck and Megavolt were both shown to have been active for a long time when they debuted, but neither of them were given an origin (aside from DW occasionally being given [[MultipleChoicePast mutually contradictory ones]]) until the third season episode "Clash Reunion", which revealed that Megavolt used to be a high school student named Elmo Sputterspark who gained electrical powers in an accident and that Drake Mallard donned the guise of Darkwing Duck to stand up to Megavolt when he attacked the prom as revenge against those who bullied him.

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* BelatedBackstory: OriginsEpisode: While Darkwing Duck and Megavolt were both shown to have been active for was often established as having a long time when they debuted, but neither of them were given an origin (aside from DW occasionally being given [[MultipleChoicePast mutually contradictory ones]]) until MultipleChoicePast, the third season three episode "Clash Reunion", which Reunion" gave him a proper origin story as well as one for his enemy Megavolt. The episode revealed that Megavolt used to be a high school student named Drake Mallard and Elmo Sputterspark who gained used to be high school students. An accident gave Elmo electrical powers in an accident and that drove him insane. When he renamed himself Megavolt and attacked the high school prom in revenge, Drake Mallard donned the guise of Darkwing Duck to stand up bring him to Megavolt when he attacked the prom as revenge against those who bullied him.justice.
6th Jan '16 10:26:49 AM Berrenta
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Trope was ruled chairs.
* KissGusting: Darkwing spits after [[AccidentalKiss kissing Launchpad while dreaming about Morgana.]]
22nd Dec '15 2:49:03 AM CaptainTedium
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** Played straight with the mutant characters in "Mutantcy on the Bouncy". The Rubber Chicken and Sneeze Master's real names are Clovis Cluckenhoff and Daphne Duckbill respectively, the remaining two heroic mutants go by Glue Gal and Banana Boy, and the villain Cement Head goes by the alias Swenlin Swine.

* BlessedWithSuck: Some of the Rubber Chicken's friends in one episode have completely useless abilities.
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* BlessedWithSuck: Some of the mutants recruited by the Rubber Chicken's friends Chicken to fight Cement Head in one episode "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" have completely useless abilities.abilities. Sneeze Master can only display cold symptoms at will, while Banana Boy can only turn into an anthropomorphic banana that wears a blue cape.
22nd Dec '15 2:20:37 AM CaptainTedium
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* ITakeoffenseToThatLastOne: At the end of "Mutantcy on the Bouncy", the Rubber Chicken chews Darkwing out by calling him a vain, pig-headed, loudmouthed, snooty, egomaniacal waffle-brain. Darkwing only objects to being called vain.
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* ITakeoffenseToThatLastOne: ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: At the end of "Mutantcy on the Bouncy", the Rubber Chicken chews Darkwing out by calling him a vain, pig-headed, loudmouthed, snooty, egomaniacal waffle-brain. Darkwing only objects to being called vain.
22nd Dec '15 2:19:13 AM CaptainTedium
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* ITakeoffenseToThatLastOne: At the end of "Mutantcy on the Bouncy", the Rubber Chicken chews Darkwing out by calling him a vain, pig-headed, loudmouthed, snooty, egomaniacal waffle-brain. Darkwing only objects to being called vain.
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