History WesternAnimation / DarkwingDuck

17th Apr '16 4:54:05 PM HeroGal2347
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** Played straight with Tank Muddlefoot.

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** Played straight with Tank Muddlefoot.Muddlefoot, Honker's redheaded BigBrotherBully. Yes, he's a bully, not a supervillain, but he's ''never'' really nice.


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** Launchpad is an aversion. Despite being a redhead, he's actually the person in the house who's least likely to get angry, generally playing the GentleGiant to the snarky and somewhat bratty Gosalyn and the {{hot blooded}} Darkwing.
15th Mar '16 1:58:26 PM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Taurus Bulba demonstrates this trope a bit, knowing that the title character and Gosalyn aren't dead, knowing exactly how egotistical Darkwing is and how to use that against him, and when he knows that Darkwing has the code despite having no real proof, he essentially takes advantage of the attachment that Darkwing has to Gosalyn, threatening to drop her off a building if he doesn't spill anything about the code.
** Negaduck also frequently demonstrated this trope (which was part of what made him one of Darkwing's most dangerous villains). Most notably in the ''Just Us Justice Ducks'' two-parter. He even intentionally leaves behind an impossibly obscure piece of evidence to lead Darkwing to his hideout, because he knew Darkwing "wouldn't notice the enormous flag." Considering this came ''right after'' Darkwing missing the flag seemed like a throwaway joke, this makes the savviness all the more impactful (and hilarious).



* GenreSavvy: The surprisingly aware Darkwing. At one point, he even takes advantage of CartoonPhysics. He increases the air pressure in a locked room, causing him to go flat as a pancake and allowing him to slide under a door.
--> '''Darkwing''': Oh boy, this is it, [[TroubledBackstoryFlashback the "How-I-Became-A-Villain" story.]]



** Of course, [[GenreSavvy [=NegaDuck=] knew he would ignore the giant [=NegaDuck=] flag.]]

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** Of course, [[GenreSavvy [=NegaDuck=] knew he would ignore the giant [=NegaDuck=] flag.]]
13th Mar '16 10:39:26 PM HeroGal2347
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* PreferJailToTheProtagonist: In "Time and Punishment", Megavolt and Quackerjack for once ''don't'' want to break out of the St. Canard Jail. Given that they're in an alternate future and that future's Darkwing has gone KnightTemplar, they have a good reason.



* SuperHeroesWearCapes: Which he irons himself.
* SuperSpeed: "Going Nowhere Fast".

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* %%* SuperHeroesWearCapes: Which he irons himself.
* SupernaturalProofFather: Darkwing in "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain". An unusual case in that (given that Darkwing is a single parent) there is no mother to whom to compare him. However, both Launchpad and Gosalyn recognize that the bizarre events surrounding Paddywhack's box are supernatural before Darkwing admits that it isn't just Gosalyn playing pranks and Launchpad freaking out.
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SuperSpeed: "Going Nowhere Fast".



%%* TripleShifter

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%%* TripleShifter* TripleShifter: Darkwing used to have no problems with this he did his crimefighting thing at night and slept during the day. Now that he has to be a single dad during the day, one has to wonder when he gets to sleep. Although if you've seen seen Gosalyn in action, it's obvious parental supervision is a sometimes thing.



* UndyingLoyalty: Launchpad is always loyal to Darkwing, in spite of the duck knight's HeroWithBadPublicity status,GlorySeeker nature, and snarking at his expense. Even on the (extremely rare) occasions when he's angry at him, he'll usually step up to help him again if Darkwing is actually in trouble.



* TheUnreveal: Speaking of his origin, for the first two seasons of the show, it was a complete mystery. The pilot begins with Darkwing already active as a superhero, instead telling the story of how he adopted Gosalyn. The show parodied this with an entire episode devoted to telling conflicting origin stories for DW, none of which made any sense. Other episodes would occasionally hint at telling his origin, only to change the subject. The trope was averted in season 3, which finally revealed Darkwing's origin.

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* TheUnreveal: Speaking of his origin, for the first two seasons of the show, it was a complete mystery. The pilot begins with Darkwing already active as a superhero, instead telling the story of how he adopted Gosalyn. The show parodied this with an entire episode devoted to telling conflicting origin stories for DW, D.W., none of which made any sense. Other episodes would occasionally hint at telling his origin, only to change the subject. The trope was averted in season 3, which finally revealed Darkwing's origin.
11th Mar '16 10:36:57 AM DrNoPuma
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* WilyWalrus: The walrus Tuskernini is a failed film director turned supervillain. He is also an {{Expy}} of the Franchise/{{Batman}} villain The Penguin.
5th Mar '16 9:17:52 PM HeroGal2347
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* ArbitrarySkepticism:
** "Night of the Living Spud": "There are no vampire potatoes. Scientists who turn themselves into plants, yes. But vampire potatoes, that's ridiculous." (Ironically, Reginald Bushroot, the "scientist who turned himself into a plant" Darkwing was talking about, was the villain responsible for creating the vampire potato.)
** In "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain", Darkwing refuses to believe that the events surrounding Paddywhack's box are supernatural for some time...this despite the fact that his girlfriend is a witch.



** One hilarious example comes from the episode "Duck Blind", where DW is temporarily blinded, but sure that he can still do his job.

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** One hilarious example comes from the episode "Duck Blind", where DW D.W. is temporarily blinded, but sure that he can still do his job.



* CityOfAdventure: St. Canard.

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* %%* CityOfAdventure: St. Canard.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** Launchpad and Stegmutt.
** [[IAmTheNoun Quackerjack practically embodies this trope.]]
** Also Hotshot and Flygirl.

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* %%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** %%** Launchpad and Stegmutt.
** %%** [[IAmTheNoun Quackerjack practically embodies this trope.]]
** %%** Also Hotshot and Flygirl.



** [[spoiler: Dr. Gary and Dr. Larson in the episode "Beauty And The Beet".]]
** [[spoiler: Splatter Phoenix.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dr. Gary and Dr. Larson in the episode "Beauty And The Beet".]]
Beet"]] were [[NeverFoundTheBody apparently]] turned into plants by Bushroot. They did not get better.
** [[spoiler: Splatter Phoenix.]]Phoenix]] was dissolved in one of her later episodes and never reappeared.



** Fenton Crackshell visits Launchpad in one episode (since [=GizmoDuck=] is investigating in St. Canard), prompting this first and only allusion to Launchpad's past:
--->'''Launchpad:''' Fenton and I used to work for the same guy.\\

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** Fenton Crackshell visits Launchpad in one episode (since [=GizmoDuck=] is investigating in St. Canard), prompting this first and only allusion to Launchpad's past:
--->'''Launchpad:''' [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Fenton and I used to work for the same guy.guy]].\\



** In "U.F.Foe", Ripcord, Launchpad's father who appeared in an episode of ''[=DuckTales=]'', makes a cameo.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: J. Gander Hooter.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[IAmTheNoun Dark Warrior Duck completely embodies this trope.]]
* RedMage: Morgana, to a literal and figurative extent.

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* %%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: J. Gander Hooter.
* %%* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[IAmTheNoun Dark Warrior Duck completely embodies this trope.]]
* %%* RedMage: Morgana, to a literal and figurative extent.



** Inverted for Darkwing, who wears dark clothes but is the Red Oni, and Launchpad who wears red clothes, but is the Blue Oni.
** Played straight with Gosalyn and Honker.
** Also Quakerjack and Megavolt.

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** Inverted for HotBlooded Darkwing and easygoing Launchpad are often in the same scene, the better to contrast the two. Some aspects associated with the archtype are played with, however -- Launchpad, the Blue Oni, is a RedHeadedHero who wears a maroon pilot's jacket, and Darkwing, who wears dark clothes but is the Red Oni, and Launchpad who wears red clothes, but is softer, darker colors. (It's also a rare case of the Blue Oni.
Oni also being TheDitz.)
** Played straight with Gosalyn and Honker.
Honker. She is a rowdy FieryRedhead while he is a shy ChildProdigy. They get along quite well, but needless to say, it's an OddFriendship.
** Also Quakerjack Quackerjack and Megavolt.
5th Mar '16 7:27:26 PM Nevermore2002
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** In "Time and Punishment", we see ordinary citizens jailed by Dark Warrior Duck, including lawyers and cartoon producers.
5th Mar '16 7:25:01 PM Nevermore2002
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* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Gosalyn is transported into a future where Darkwing Duck becomes unquestioned dictator of the world. In order to make her his ultimate sidekick, he gives her gifts, including a very imposing scary suit of battle armor. The only drawback to it was that she wasn't able to move. But she sure looked impressive.
5th Mar '16 5:58:15 PM Nevermore2002
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* GreenRocks: Canardium, a green radioactive element used as a power source. It also caused a spider to grow large and sentient.
5th Mar '16 5:35:29 PM Nevermore2002
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** Sneezemaster mutant power is powerful sneezing, but she also get diseased everytime she uses it.

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** Sneezemaster mutant power is powerful sneezing, but she also get diseased everytime she uses use it.
5th Mar '16 5:05:38 PM Nevermore2002
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* BilingualBonus: "St. Canard" is French for "St. Duck"
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