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Characters: Darkwing Duck
The characters list for Darkwing Duck.

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    The Main Characters 

These are the characters that revolve around Darkwing and his inner circle. They are seen the most throughout the show.

Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard

Voiced by: Jim Cummings
"I am the terror that flaps in the night!"

The series' protagonist is the egotistical yet clever hero of St. Canard. He works freelance in some episodes for the spy organization S.H.U.S.H., but otherwise seems to have no other job but as a crime fighter. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

  • Alliterative Name: When not in his civilian identity of Drake Mallard.
  • Attention Whore: His very first scene has him exiting the police station after apprehending some criminals... and disappointed that there's no press waiting for him outside.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, but much like another caped crusader, he pulls through with some impressive wit and athleticism.
  • Badass Biker: When he rides his Ratcatcher.
  • Cool Bike: The Ratcatcher. Not so much the Quackcycle, though.
  • Detective Animal: Darkwing does detective work from time to time.
  • Determinator No matter how much beating he takes, he still keeps going until the job is done.
  • Distressed Dude: Whether under a supervillain's doomsday device or under arrest, DW finds himself as this quite a bit.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Depending on the episode, usually this is played straight, with being treated with no respect from anyone, no matter how many times he's saved St. Canard. This often leads to trouble for those who underestimate them (especially other heroes with legitimate superpowers), because when he gets dangerous he can kick all their asses six ways to Sunday
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In "Aduckyphobia" and "Going Nowhere Fast".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's not one to do things halfway, and that includes his superhero gear.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can go toe-to-toe with Daffy Duck in a match of egos, but his thirst for attention is far from mean-spirited and he does come around to doing the right thing, especially if his loved ones are at stake.
  • Papa Wolf: Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, endanger or threaten Gosalyn. It's the best way to turn him from an egomaniac to a Badass.

Launchpad McQuack

Voiced by: Terry Mc Govern

Darkwing's sidekick, pilot and back-up Darkwing. Since he never changes his clothing when he goes crime fighting with Darkwing, it's a wonder why anyone else can't figure out who he is. Formerly worked for Scrooge McDuck in Duckburg.

  • Big Eater: See any episode where he goes to Hamburger Hippo.
  • Captain Crash: Weirdly enough, subverted for the most part. As a carry-over from DuckTales, he's often mentioned to be this, but his landing skills are actually far better in this series.
  • Civvie Spandex: He wears his pilot's outfit just about everywhere, even when he's fighting crime with Darkwing.
  • The Ditz: Though better than he was in DuckTales.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: When he's appointed as the new CEO of Quackwerks, he actually does a lot of good with the company and former Crimebots/now Herobots.

Gosalyn Mallard

Voiced by: Christine Cavanaugh

Drake's adopted daughter, she's a spunky, thrill-seeking trouble maker. She often goes on Darkwing's missions even though he normally wants her stay home, where she's safe. She never cleans her room.

  • Catch Phrase:
    "Keen gear!"
    "Cool beans!"
    "Major league impressive!"
  • Daddy's Girl: As much as she can get on Darkwing's nerves, he'd do anything to make sure Gosalyn was safe and happy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: The girliest thing about her.
  • Happily Adopted: While she and Darkwing have their disagreements, she clearly loves him just as much as if he were her real father.
  • Kid Heroine: When she is Quiverwing Quack or the Crimson Quackette. Issue #4 of the comic series adds another identity: Gosmoduck.
  • Kid Sidekick: To Darkwing, unofficially.
  • Little Miss Badass: Especially as Quiverwing Quack, but even as herself she can usually hold her own.
  • Tomboy: Though Word of God states that the daughter in question was 2 when Gosalyn was designed and Gosalyn was based on what the writer thought his daughter would be like when she got to Gosalyn's canon age.

Herbert "Honker" Muddlefoot Jr.

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

The youngest son of Drake's neighbors and Gosalyn's best friend. Honker has a high IQ and has helped Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn many times using it. He is also shy and tries to get Gosalyn to listen to her dad, normally to no avail.

  • The Reliable One: Always by Gosalyn's side when he needs her, no matter what cockamamie idea she ropes him into or how much trouble danger they get into. She usually doesn't even have to convince him.
  • Satellite Character: Albeit an often used and very important one, but his main connection to the plot is still that he's Gosalyn's best friend and he never appears outside of that niche.
  • Straight Man: Between the other main characters and his family, he's the most normal.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's Blind Without 'Em.

    The Justice Ducks 

When the Fearsome Five formed to take over St. Canard, Darkwing had to put his ego aside (but not before throwing a tantrum about wanting to be the only superhero in the city and being beaten by the Fearsome Five three times) and form a Five-Man Band of unique individuals to face them. The team itself only appears in the two parter "Just Us Justice Ducks" but the members make other appearances in the show.

Gizmoduck/Fenton Crackshell

Voiced by: Hamilton Camp

The high-tech hero of Duckburg who is Launchpad's old work friend, Fenton, an accountant for Scrooge McDuck. Darkwing, a Hero with Bad Publicity in St. Canard, is jealous of how Gizmo Duck is universally accepted and trusted by the city. In turn, Gizmo Duck doesn't like Darkwing's vigilantism. Despite this however, they work well together, when they put the petty stuff aside. Voiced by Hamilton Camp.

Morgana McCawber

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

A sorceress and former CEO of "McCawber's Mushrooms" who shared a mutual attraction with Darkwing. Initially, she was a criminal, but eventually reforms, becomes Darkwing's girlfriend and earns his trust learning his secret identity. Voiced by Kath Soucie.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her appearance fits this, she is significantly taller than Darkwing, taller than most other characters, and more developed than any other female on the show, with white feathers and black hair. She starts out very cool, but vampy, and very elegant. As she develops she becomes less aloof, but remains considerably more mature than Darkwing.
  • Dating Batman: The Catwoman to Darkwing's Batman.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: White feathers (skin) are pretty typical in Duckburg, but Morgana completes the look with her dark, Frankenstien's Bride hair and her penchant for the macabre.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Can go from zero to furious in record time, though some of the things Darkwing says to get her riled up are pretty bad. Especially when she's stressed out, watch what you say around her if you don't want to get zapped.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the comics. Is brought back at the end of Dangerous Currency.
  • Lady in Red: She wears red dress which ties in with her dark seductive character.
  • Lethal Chef: An odd case. The food she cooks certainly sounds and looks disgusting, but Darkwing is the only one in-universe who even seems to notice. Everyone else loves it.
  • Tsundere: While she's normally quite sweet-natured, she is extremely dangerous when angered.

Stegmutt

Voiced by: Joey Camen

A former duck janitor transformed into a stegosaurus by the Mad Scientist Dr. Fossil. Well meaning and friendly, Stegmutt is also powerful, destructive, gullible and pretty clumsy.

  • Catch Phrase:
    "Oh Boy!"
    "Oops, sorry."
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Being a stegosaurus. He sometimes knocks people into a wall with his tail accidentally when he gets too excited.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's REALLY strong physically, but despite that tends scare pretty easily.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Partially, because he wasn't evil, and until Gosalyn and Honker told him otherwise, he didn't think Dr. Fossil was either.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: He's a walking, talking Stegosaurus.

Neptunia

Voiced by: Susan Silo

Originally a regular fish who was transformed by toxic chemicals, she was angered at St. Canard for polluting the ocean. She initially sought her revenge, but came to terms with Darkwing, who is helping to keep trash out of the ocean. She controls sea creatures buy playing a song through a conch shell and also wields a trident.

  • Fish Person: Not a duck and, unlike Stegmutt, never "used to be".

    S.H.U.S.H. 

A peacekeeping super-secret organization headed by J. Gander Hooter, trusted with handling international affairs - usually involving their primary foe, F.O.W.L. - that the regular authorities cannot. When S.H.U.S.H. is in need of a more unorthodox solution, they bring in Darkwing Duck. The organization is so secret that not even its leader knows what "S.H.U.S.H." stands for.

J. Gander Hooter

Voiced by: Danny Mann

The head of S.H.U.S.H. who brings Darkwing Duck in on several F.O.W.L. missions.

  • Only Sane Man: Probably the most rational character in the entire series.

Agent Vladimir Grizzlikof

Voiced by: Ron Feinberg

The head agent of S.H.U.S.H. who clashes with Darkwing on how to handle F.O.W.L.. He is the antithesis to Darkwing, operating strictly and uncompromisingly by the S.H.U.S.H. handbook.

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He never gets along with Darkwing Duck, but can work together with him when he needs to and does desire to do good.
  • The Rival: To Darkwing on S.H.U.S.H. matters.

Dr. Sarah Bellum

Voiced by: Jodi Carlisle

A scientist and inventor who is the head of S.H.U.S.H.'s research division. Somewhat absent-minded and slightly sadistic, her ultimate goal is to win the Nobel Prize for her inventions.

Derek Blunt

Voiced by: Peter Renaday (in a British accent)

S.H.U.S.H.'s greatest secret agent, who didn't believe in using gimmick and gadgets in the line of duty.

    Other Allies 

Other characters that Darkwing has worked with.

Comet Guy

Voiced by: William Callaway

A humanoid Superhero who lives on Mertz, a planet of superheroes with only one "ordinary guy" to save. Initially, he was a failure due to his lack of intelligence and his weakness, when hearing a bell ring, he dances uncontrollably until he hears a whistle. Darkwing trains him to turn his weaknesses into strengths and save the day.

Goose Lee

Voiced by: Robert Ito

Darkwing's master in Quack Fu, who is at first disappointed at him for not learning the "belly bounce" technique and for using gadgets and weapons to fight with. He was corrupted by money and fame and tried to use a dragon in his plans to take over Kung Pow city. Darkwing stops the dragon in the end using the "belly bounce" and earns his master's respect.

  • Karma Houdini: Darkwing doesn't punish him for his actions and he even gets the theme park he wanted. Though he is at least remorseful for what he's unleashed...
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Mainly Bruce Lee (his name) and Pat Morita (his voice, changing from traditional Asian to more American sounding).

PosiDuck

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

When Darkwing was accidentally zapped by Megavolt's tron splitter, he was separated into purely good and purely evil halves. The good half was nice to a fault. However, after being galvanized via another zap from the tron splitter, he ends up becoming supercharged and able to save the day even with his pacifistic tendencies. Was remerged with NegaDuck I back into the regular Darkwing. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

  • Badass Pacifist: Despite being so nonviolent he won't even stop on a bug, he manages to simultaneously get out of a deathtrap his dark side put him in and free a trapped Launchpad and Gosalyn. He even knocked NegaDuck I out by complete accident.
  • Butt Monkey: Due to being identical in appearance to his evil counterpart, combined with his unwillingness to fight back, he ends up taking a lot of abuse at the hands of NegaDuck I's victims.

PosiDuck post-galvanization, in addition to most of the above:

  • An Aesop: He continuously spouts these off, even when it's falling on deaf ears.
  • Batman Gambit: He manipulates NegaDuck I's destructive habits in such a way as to completely undo all of the destruction caused by him in a single move.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's able to "fight" the super-charged Negaduck I to a standstill without even laying so much as a finger on him.

    The Muddlefoots 

The neighbors in Drake/Darkwing's Moebius Neighborhood and Honker's family. Unlike Honker, they're really aren't that bright; otherwise they would have discovered that their neighbor was Darkwing Duck a long time ago. With the exception of Honker, Drake cannot stand them, while Gosalyn and Launchpad don't seem to mind them.

Herbert "Herb" and Binkie Muddlefoot

Herb Voiced by: Jim Cummings (impersonating Andy Devine)
Binkie Voiced by: Susan Tolsky

A loving but oblivious couple that lives next door to the Mallards. Herb is a Quackerware (their version of Tupperware) salesman and Binkie's a homemaker. Herb also loves to barbecue and watch his favorite show "Pelican's Island". They are very friendly but also unintentionally intrusive and unaware how much of a brat their oldest son, Tank is.

  • Berserk Button: Herb, of all characters, is shown to have one in "The Merchant of Menace" when facing off against evil salesman Weasel Loman
    Weasel: "Quackerware's a tenth rate product! It took me to realize its true potential!"
    Herb: "You can disgrace yourself, and you can disgrace me, Weasel. But when you start messin' with Quackerware, that's it for old Herb Muddlefoot! Come on!"
  • The Ditz: They're both pretty kooky.
  • Drop-In Character: Both of them, but Herb mostly.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Herb always wears a Hawaiian shirt even when he's not on a holiday.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Herb in one episode where he shows heretofore unknown sumo skills.
  • Proper Lady: Binkie, who tries to get Gosalyn to act more lady-like as well.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Binkie Muddlefoot when she hits her head and temporarily becomes "The Canardian Guardian, Champion Of Safety." Though half the things she tried to do to make things safe ended up making things hilariously worse...

Tankard H. "Tank" Muddlefoot

Voiced by: Dana Hill

He is a really mean little boy, which is something his parents fail to realize. Honker is his usual target, but he has also been known to make fun of Gosalyn and attack Drake.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Despite his size, he still qualifies for this in spades.
  • Evil Redhead: Not a lethally evil, but there's little good to be found with him.

    The Fearsome Five 

A Five-Bad Band formed by NegaDuck with four of Darkwing's most recurring/dangerous villains to takeover St. Canard. Despite getting beaten by the Justice Ducks, they still work together at times, but become more of a Big Bad with his bumbling Quirky Miniboss Squad.

NegaDuck

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

He is Darkwing's Evil Counterpart from a Mirror Universe which he has taken total control. Now he seeks to take over Darkwing's world and be Public Enemy #1, but can never seem to beat out Dr. Slug for the top spot. Not to be confused with the first NegaDuck, referred to here as NegaDuck I (With this one being referred to as NegaDuck II when discussing both NegaDucks.). Voiced by Jim Cummings.

  • Ax-Crazy: Oh boy is he ever. He once considered pushing a button to crush St. Canard with giant electric wall just because he could after just using it as a threat. Some of his plans don't even involve stealing and are only aimed at causing destruction.
  • Badass Normal: Leads a team of super villains where 3/4 of them have powers, and the other has dangerous gadgets, and he puts the fear into them regardless. Also manages to consistently beat Darwking Duck on his own.
  • Bad Boss: The rest of the Fearsome Five put up with him mostly because they're afraid of him. When ruling St. Canard, he insists that he gets all the loot they steal. In a later episode, he organizes an escape plan to bust his buddies out of prison, then backstabs them by draining them all of their powers.
  • Berserk Button: Do not remind Negaduck that he's only the #2 villain in St. Canard, behind Dr. Slug.
  • Big Bad: Of the Justice Ducks two-parter, and the finale of the comic series.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: When compared with Darkwing. Only visible when he's posing as Drake Mallard.
  • Blob Monster: As a result of being reduced to particles by the Tron Splitter, he eventually festered into an evil inky gunk.
  • Breakout Villain: After the Negaduck I episode, Tad Stones (the Show Runner) said he liked Negaduck and wanted him brought back for more episodes; this resulted in Negaduck II, who the fandom embraced as perhaps not just the most popular villain but the most popular character on the show, period. When the revival comic book came around, the writer has said that he intended to have a F.O.W.L. story for the second arc and a Negaduck story for the third arc, but sheer fan demand made him swap the order.
  • Catch Phrase: "I hate that."
  • Chainsaw Good: While he caries a number of different weapons, chainsaws seem to be his favorite; in the "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings", he's seen Dual Wielding chainsaws, as well as using a chainshaw that has other smaller chainsaws attatched to the blade.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Darkwing, of course. And an interesting variation, too. Though they have the exact same physical abilities, they have opposing personalities. Where DW's Fatal Flaw is Pride, ND's is Wrath. Though this makes him exponentially more effective in combat than DW, it also means that he can't keep a team together. He thus beats the stuffing out of DW on a regular basis...Aaaand then DW's friends show up and stomp him.
  • For the Evulz: As a character trait. He thoroughly enjoys spreading misery and destruction for its own sake - turning a profit is just a bonus.
  • Genius Bruiser: He can beat Darkwing in a fight, and he's likely the most competent villain in the show outside of Taurus Bulba.
  • Genre Savvy: 'Cause he knew Darkwing wouldn't notice the giant flag.
  • Humiliation Conga: "Just Us, Justice Ducks" part 2.
  • Impersonating the Evil Twin: Done this twice as Darkwing.
  • Implacable Man: Not even being sucked into oblivion itself can stop him for very long.
  • Just Between You and Me: "When I throw... THE SWITCH!"
  • Knight of Cerebus: After Taurus Bulba, he's the most dark of all Darkwing Duck's opponents despite his comic trials. Also, some of his actions are not funny.
  • Remember the New Guy: His first appearance in "Just Us, Justice Ducks", he appears out of nowhere and everybody already knows who he is. Unlike Liquidator and Quackerjack, who were introduced in the same episode, he isn't later given an episode showing how he first met Darkwing Duck, though he is given an origin.

Megavolt/Elmo Sputterspark

Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta

Unintentionally obtaining electrical powers (and maybe frying some brain-cells in the process) from his experiment caused by some high school bullies, he now is a crook who wants to "liberate" the appliances and electrical items of St. Canard. Voiced by Dan Castellaneta.

  • Affably Evil: Despite being a criminal, he's usually a pretty nice guy to his partners.
  • Arch-Enemy: Before Negaduck came along. Even after, he still has the most appearances.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Has done Type 3 a couple times, most notably in "A Revolution in Home Appliances".
  • Berserk Button: "Don't call me Sparky!"
  • Characterization Marches On: While always kooky, he's noticeably more unhinged in his final three appearances, Jail Bird, The Frequency Fiends, and Clash Reunion.
  • Civilian Villain: At the start of the 2010 comic series, we find that Elmo has given up a life of crime (thanks to the Crimebots) and shares a cubicle at Quackwerks with Drake Mallard.
  • Companion Cube: All electrical devices, seen with a light bulb the most.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He's clearly a very intelligent scientist, but apart from bringing appliances to life, all he seems interested in is stealing things.
  • Enemy Mine: He teams up with Darkwing to defeat greater villains more than once.
  • Fourth Wall Observer: His entrance in "Frequency Fiends" has him complaining that the theme song is stuck in his head. Also, mistakes himself for a Scooby-Doo villain in "Clash Reunion" and corrects himself by admitting it was the wrong cartoon.
  • Reunion Revenge: Tried to get revenge on the classmates that caused him to get his powers.
  • Super Mode: Gains one in the comics thanks to the evil ink.
  • Technopath: Subverted, he can bring technology to life but not control them.
  • They Called Me Mad!: "They called me crazy! They called me insane! They called me looney! And, boy, were they right."
  • Those Two Guys: With Quackerjack who he's teamed up with twice outside of the group.
  • Villainy Discretion Shot: While a comedic villain, he's been to the electric chair twice.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: So what if appliances aren't actually sentient, he thinks he's saving them from slavery.
  • Worthy Opponent: As a result of being Darkwing's Arch-Enemy, Darkwing has a healthy respect for him. Despite this he still mocks him when they battle.

Dr. Reginald Bushroot

Voiced by: Tino Insana

After having his funding pulled from his experiments with plants he experimented on himself and unintentionally turned himself into a plantduck capable of controlling plant life. His crimes usually involve him trying to fund his research (i.e. stealing), protecting plants or cure his loneliness.

  • Affably Evil: He's almost not evil, but he's willing to kill Darkwing Duck when he tries to screw up his plans to find/make a mate.
  • Anti-Villain: If not for his obsessiveness and lack of impulse control might actually be an Anti-Hero.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's genuinely horrified whenever his plant mooks are cut down to size by Darkwing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He was actually a really nice guy before his mutation.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Darkwing more than once.
  • From a Single Cell: Bushroot can regenerate a new body over time, as he has been mowed down at least twice.
  • The Grinch: In the Christmas Episode, obviously, though unlike most Grinches, he has a good reason for it - he has a really hard time doing his Christmas shopping.

Quackerjack

Voiced by: Michael Bell

A deranged toymaker who turned to crime after the video game industry, mainly the game "Whiffle Boy" put him out of business. He creates lethal toys that look like normal ones, but he's infamous for his gigantic sized joke teeth. Voiced by Michael Bell.

  • Berserk Button:
    • He hates video games with a passion.
    • In #2 of the comic series, the mere mention of Negaduck's name causes Quackerjack to go utterly nuclear and wipe out an entire squad of Crimebots.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly given how wacky he is, but he can churn out the sarcasm when he wants to. Often comes up with Megavolt.
    Stegmutt: "<gasp!> You're a villain!"
    Quackerjack: "<fake gasp!> You're a genius!"
  • Driven to Suicide: In the comics, he uses a device to turn himself into a toy because he says that he would be happier that way. Ends up being revitalized by the evil ink in Dangerous Currency, becoming a tank/jack-in-the-box monster.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Darkwing more than once.
  • Expy: Of DC Comics villains The Joker and Toyman.
    • His interaction with Mr. Banana Brain can be compared to The Ventriloquist and Scarface

The Liquidator/Bud Flood

Voiced by: Jack Angel

Originally a Corrupt Corporate Executive named Bud Flood who sold his Bud Flood's Sparkling Crystal Pure Flood Water while he was contaminating his competition during a massive heatwave. Darkwing accidentally startled him and he dropped into a vat of water he'd contaminated. He then turned into a being of pure water with the ability to shape it, heat it, chill it and turn it into hard water. Only appeared with the Fearsome Five afterwards. His salespitch-centric dialogue was difficult to write and the ways to defeat him were quite limited; pairing him with the others made this less of a problem for the writers.

  • And I Must Scream: Just about any of the ways Liquidator could be stopped (turned into concrete or chocolate pudding, trapped in a small glass jar, trapped in a sponge) would qualify as this from his perspective.
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: Is A LOT easier to beat when he's part of the Fearsome Five than when he acted as own. Part of why his appearances were restricted was that there were few ways that he could be believably defeated when the episode revolved around him. Even then, at least one episode showed him restrained by a mundane rope.
  • Enemy Mine: Against NegaDuck who stole the rest of the Fearsome Five's powers.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the second comic story arc, he was sucked into St. Canard's water bed against his will, but managed to escape and reveal to the city that whatever's in there (Paddywhack) is more horrifying and dangerous than anything they've ever faced. He warns them to flee, as their lives are "a limited time offer!"
  • Large Ham: Probably the only villain capable of rivaling Negaduck in the Ham department.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Not that his powers were harmless to begin with, but with the level of control over water Liquidator had, imagine what he could have done. Start with boiling the water that is naturally part of the human (and presumably Funny Animal) body...
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the Fearsome Five, he's probably the most level headed member, company slogans not withstanding.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He put his salespitch-inspired speaking style on hold to warn someone never to mention Negaduck within Quackerjack's hearing.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: His hard water and boiling water abilities vanished, and his other abilities got scaled back after his solo appearance. Mainly, his hydrokinesis was mostly ignored in favor of simply shapeshifting his own body.
  • Put A Face On The Company: Both before and after he changed into the The Liquidator, he constantly uses sales pitches with jargon like But Wait, There's More! and Operators Are Standing By.
  • Remember the New Guy: Appears out of nowhere in "Just Us, Justice Ducks", which aired before his introductory episode, "Dry Hard". This was due to some disorganization in episode airing order.
  • Story Breaker Power: While most villains lose to Darkwing in a straight fight and are a threat mainly due to the episode's gimmick (And are only really fought for real near the end of the episode), almost all of Liquidator's introductory episode consists of Darkwing battling him to no effect.
  • Third-Person Person: During his sales pitches as the Liquidator.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sponges. Cement mix. Chocolate pudding mix. Getting trapped in a glass bottle. Very ironic, as he could survive electrocution, evaporation and other obviously lethal attacks unharmed.

    F.O.W.L. 

The Fiendish Organization for World Larceny or F.O.W.L. is a criminal organization whose goal is to Take Over the World.

F.O.W.L. High Command

The three leaders of F.O.W.L. who gives the operatives their orders. Their faces are covered in shadows and only their eyes and mouths are seen.

Steelbeak

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

F.O.W.L.'s top agent whose smooth exterior masks the true villain he is. He literally has a steel beak, which can cut material in half if close enough. Voiced by Rob Paulsen.

  • Brooklyn Rage: Speaks with a stereotypical "1930's gangster" accent, see? Nyah!
  • Butt Monkey: Actually manages to take this role over from Darkwing in his appearances.
  • The Chew Toy: When Steelbeak appears, he will suffer horrible and frequent injury. And it will be funny as hell.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He has definitely read the Evil Overlord List and subverts some of the most common villain pitfalls several times.
  • Evil Laugh: Imagine a rooster trying to cluck and laugh at the same time. Or to better illustrate it, think Beavis, but not as annoying.
  • Expy: References several James Bond villains by his steel beak (Jaws), his attitude and dress (Emilio Largo) and his name (Goldfinger).
  • Faux Affably Evil: Generally up for some mock-polite conversation.
  • General Failure: F.O.W.L high command keeps relying on him for schemes despite the viewers never actually seeing him succeed in any of them, possibly he has more success when he isn't fighting Darkwing Duck.
  • Leitmotif: The only character to have one all to himself.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the comics, after he helps F.O.W.L. bring about Duckthulhu.

Ammonia Pine

Voiced by: Mitzi Mc Call

A former cleaning lady for a research lab who had accidental contact with an experimental bathroom disinfectant. Inhaling the fumes turned her into a cleaning-obsessed villain. She was later recruited by F.O.W.L. for their dastardly plans. She hates and fears dirt.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Steelbeak in "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness." While Steelbeak is repelled by her affections, he strings her along for his own purposes.

Ample Grime

Voiced by: Ellen Gerstell

Ample is Ammonia's messy, dirt-loving sister who hates and fears cleanliness.

Major Synapse

Voiced by: John Stephenson

A stereotypical Drill Sergeant Nasty who steals S.H.U.S.H.'s Norma Ray and gives himself powerful psychic abilities. He explodes after Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn overload his mind with questions. May have been Killed Off for Real.

Hotshot & Flygirl

Hotshot Voiced by: Danny Mann
Flygirl Voiced by: Teresa Ganzel

Major Synapse's hippie underlings changed by the Norma Ray, Hotshot could burn or freeze and Flygirl could move things with her mind.

F.O.W.L. Eggmen

Voiced by: Unknown

F.O.W.L. soldiers that usually serve under Steelbeak.

    Taurus Bulba's Gang 

The primary antagonists of the two-part pilot movie, "Darkly Dawns the Duck". Most of them don't return afterwards.

Taurus Bulba

Voiced by: Tim Curry

Probably Darkwing's most dangerous villain. A crime lord who had Gosalyn's paternal grandfather killed for his invention, the Ramrod, an anti-gravity gun he used to steal from the citizens of St. Canard. He was Killed Off for Real when he was caught in the explosion of the Ramrod caused by Darkwing Duck, but he returned when F.O.W.L. salvaged his body and turned him into a cyborg. Voiced by Tim Curry.

  • Badass Normal: Doesn't have any powers, but he's a very big man.
  • Big Bad: Of the pilot episode "Darkly Dawns The Duck"
  • The Dreaded: Is only villain in the cartoon's run that Darkwing is actually afraid of.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Once becoming a cyborg.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Being voiced by Tim Curry, so he naturally brings the same air of sophistication, even though he's heartless and has no respect for anyone underneath that.
  • Genius Bruiser: The smartest villain of the series.
  • Killed Off for Real: Seems to be the case as of Darkwing Duck #4, in which he uploads his mind to a machine that is "shut down" in the end.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he can be Laughably Evil, expect any scenes with him in them to be almost completely serious.
    "I underestimated you once, Darkwing Duck. This time, you simply die."
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: He managed to turn his prison cell into a secret lair that he can transform back into a prison cell when somebody is looking, and he turned the prison into a flying ship that looks like his head.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: By F.O.W.L., who resurrect him as a cyborg. He immediately turns on them afterwards.
  • We Will Meet Again: "I will be back!" Too bad he never was... At least not until the 2010 comic series.

Hammerhead Hannigan

Voiced by: Hale Rayle (in "Darkly Dawns the Duck" ), Tad Stones (in "In Like Blunt")

Taurus Bulba's lead henchman, he's more brawn than brain and uses the horns on his head (he's a goat) as weapons. He also makes a short appearance in "In Like Blunt".

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears some stylin' gangster threads.
  • Butt Monkey: He's constantly on the receiving end of various painful gags. Bulba himself also seems to love picking him up by the throat.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Rivals Steelbeak in this department.
  • Dumb Muscle: More intelligent than Hoof & Mouth, but that really isn't saying much.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During his small appearance in In Like Blunt, he throttled Phineas Sharp. Since he was willing to pay a lot for a list of SHUSH agents, he might've taken a couple levels in smarts, too.

Hoof & Mouth

Voiced by: Eddie Deezen

Taurus Bulba's henchmen, they're all brawn, no brain and in Mouth's case, can't shut up.

  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They're strongly implied to have been the ones who killed Gosalyn's grandfather.
  • Punny Name: A combined name pun version, on hoof and mouth disease. Becomes a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment as they were named years before the massive British outbreaks of said disease in 2001 and 2007.
  • The Speechless: Hoof never talks (in the show anyway; in the four-part comic adaptation of the pilot, he has several lines).
  • Verbal Tic: Mouth tends to repeat things, repeat things.

Clovis

Voiced by: Marcia Wallace

Taurus Bulba's secretary and assistant. According to her parents, she should have been a dental hygienist.

Tantalus

Voiced by: Unknown

Taurus Bulba's pet condor, who's as evil and ruthless as his master.

  • Furry Confusion: Being a non-anthropomorphic condor who is the pet of an anthropomorphic bull.

    The Brainteasers 

Hat-shaped aliens that can take over a lifeform's body when placed on top of their head. Lead by Flarg the Grand High Potentate of a thousand planets in the Delphonic Nebula. Flarg, Barada & Nikto appear twice in the series with Talaya appearing on their second appearance.

Flarg, Barada, Nikto & Talaya

Flarg Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Barada Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Nikto Voiced by: Frank Welker
Talaya Voiced by: Susan Tolsky

See above.

    Other Recurring Villains 

Villains that have no allegiance to a group and appear at least twice in the show.

Tuskernini

Voiced by: Kenneth Mars

A film director turned criminal uses his directing background as a gimmick for his crimes. He also has three penguin assistants to aid him.

  • Idiosyncrazy: Movie-themed villainy, which he's the "director".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Often uses these, one of his schemes revolved around dressing up as other villains to fool everyone into thinking he wasn't committing crimes, which of course works.

The Penguins

Voiced by: Unknown
The trio of penguins who act as Tuskerninni's sidekicks. Usually act as gofers, cameramen, or other menial labor at their boss's request.

  • The Voiceless-In certain episodes they can make sound effects or quacking noises, bu they stay silent most of the time.

Professor Moliarty

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

A Gadgeteer Genius mole who lives underground. With his mole army, he tries to usurp the surface world from the surface dwellers and make it inhabitable for moles (like permanently blocking out the sun).

  • Expy: Named after Professor Moriarty, rival to the detective Sherlock Holmes, and being a mole.
  • Insufferable Genius: Constantly talks about how much of a genius he is.
    "Behold, the genius of Moliarty... it's amazing my brilliance doesn't blind people!"
  • Just Between You and Me: To Darkwing, much to his chagrin.

Splatter Phoenix

Voiced by: Dani Staahl (in "Brush With Oblivion"), Andrea Martin (in "Paint Misbehavin'")

A daringly innovative pseudo anti-neo post modern deconstructionist with an eloquent and intelligent vocabulary. Using her paint and paintbrush applied with Applied Phlebotinum she can breathe life into her creations and can enter works of art with the master stroke of her brush. Her intentions are to receive recognition, fund her work (steal paintings to make money) and let no obstacle prohibit her.

Jambalaya Jake

Voiced by: Michael Gough
A thief and cajun hick who lives in St. Canard's sewers who has bested Darkwing more than once. He is aided by his gator, Gumbo and witch doctor grandmother, Granny Whammy (the latter offered her help for $10,000).

Gumbo

Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Jambalaya Jake's near civilized, more intelligent alligator sidekick who doesn't like to be called Dumbo.

  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He can cook, clean and stand on two legs, that's pretty good for an alligator. He also knows better on when to pay Granny Whammy her money.

Beelzebub

Voiced by: Marty Ingels
Lucifer. Satan. Basically, the devil. Darkwing encountered him in the episode Dead Duck (Where Darking winds up dreaming he's in Hell), and again as the villain of Hot Spells. In both episodes, he wants to claim Darkwing's soul, though only takes an actively villainous role in the latter.

  • Almighty Janitor: Disguises himself as one to trick Gosalyn into using a cursed spell.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Is portrayed as being rather whiny and easily frustrated in Dead Duck, and gets a rather humiliating defeat in Hot Spells.
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: Even after literally raising Hell, he winds up being chased back down into it by a monster. In this case, though, the monster isn't trying to hurt the victim.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: After the events of Dead Duck are revealed to all have just been a dream, he nevertheless appears again right at the end of the episode to spook Darkwing. Whether it was real or not, he appears for real in Hot Spells.

The Mad Cheese Gang

Voiced by: Unknown
A gang of rats that commit cheese related crimes.

  • Cool Car: They drive some sort of 50s sports car that they've rigged to shoot cheese sauce out of the exhaust pipes to aid in getaways.
  • Harmless Villain: They've never had an episode to themselves. They only appear at the beginning of another villain's episode to get busted by Darkwing.
  • Idiosyncrazy: They're possibly a parody of this phenomenon. All of their crimes have cheese related themes.

    Minor Villains 

Villains who have only appeared once.

NegaDuck I

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

When Darkwing was accidentally zapped by Megavolt's tron splitter, he was separated into purely good and purely evil halves. The evil half was unreasonably nasty and enjoyed violence. However, after being galvanized via another zap from the tron splitter, he ended up becoming supercharged into a nearly-unstoppable force. Was remerged with PosiDuck back into the regular Darkwing. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

NegaDuck I pre-galvanization:

NegaDuck I post-galvanization, plus most of the above:

  • Deliberately Monochrome: Not just black-and-white, but also shading-inverted. The only colored parts are his glowing red eyes.
  • For the Evulz/Eviler than Thou: In his own words (post-galvanization): "Crime!? Who cares about crime?! I'm into wanton, mindless destruction!"
  • Walking Wasteland: His presence alone causes streetlights to burst, fences to fall apart, glass to shatter, and pavement to crack. And then there's what happens when he goes after specific targets...

Dark Warrior Duck/Drake Mallard

Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Drake's dictator-like persona if Gosalyn had disappeared when Quackerjack and Megavolt went into the future in "Time & Punishment". He rules St. Canard with an iron fist, gives the citizens few liberties, and arrests them on the spot for even the most trivial crimes. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: Packing a set that are far more lethal and destructive than the modern Darkwing Duck's.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he has some moments of comedy, he's played seriously like 90% of the episode he's appearing in. He kinda shares this with Quiverwing Quack in the War of the Darkwings arc in the comics. They both lost Gosalyn and changed their methodology as a result—though they went in opposite directions. Also, has a surprisingly Tear Jerker moment when he tells QQ to give DW Prime one of his "Last victories before he loses her" after having witnessed something in the time stream as they were brought to this Earth. It turned out he meant Morgana, not Gosalyn.

Paddywhack

Voiced by: Phil Hartman
A evil clown-like aberration who feeds on misery. Likes Gosalyn and Quackerjack for their prank playing.

  • Big Bad: Returned in the Crisis on Infinite Darkwings arc, having been stuck in St. Canard's water and slowly making his way back to full power.
  • Demonic Possession: First of Mr. Banana Brain, then St. Canard Bay, and then Negaduck in the comics.
  • Evil Mentor: Wanted to become this to Gosalyn, one of the few things we see scare her.
  • Perverse Puppet: When possessing Mr. Banana Brain.
  • Post Modern Magic: What's scarier than an ancient clown-like demon? An ancient clown-like demon wielding the Tron Splitter.
  • The Power of Love: The mutual love all the alternate Darkwings had for Gosalyn was used to defeat Paddywhack.

The King & Lamont

The King Voiced by: Patrick Pinney
Lamont Voiced by: Candi Milo
The King is a two bit thug, who would have taken over St. Canard in the present day if Darkwing Duck didn't intervene in the past. Lamont is his little brother who picked on Drake when they were kids.

  • Bald of Evil: The King, revealed when his toupee was taken.
  • Captain Ersatz: The King and Lamont are heavily inspired by Elvis Presley. It's implied in the show that the King is imitating Presley.

The Bugmaster/Bianca Beakley

Voiced by: April Winchell
A famous news reporter who wanted higher ratings, so she created her criminal persona "The Bugmaster" to create her own personal crime wave so she could reap the rewards of having the highest rated news show in St. Canard, covering her battles with Darkwing. She learned rather quickly that Evil Pays Better and decided to become a true criminal.

Isis "Icy" Vanderchill

Voiced by: Sheryl Bernstein
A vain woman who wanted to freeze her looks, but accidentally ended up freezing her blood instead. Now she is constantly freezing and wants to cover Saint Canard in stolen gold so that the sun's rays will overheat the city and keep her constantly warm.

  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Blue Oni to her army of criminal fireflies which act as the Red Oni.

Ordinary Guy

Voiced by: Rob Palillo
From Comet Guy's planet, Mertz. Has something of a grudge...not only is he the only guy on Mertz with no powers, but the heroes protected him and coddled him so much that he turned evil.

Cement Head

Voiced by: Jesse Corti
A mutant made entirely of cement, and also a crime lord. He took up an identity of Swindlin' Swine to avoid attention, and tried to frame Rubber Chicken for trying to stop his crimes.

Dr. Fossil

Voiced by: Barry Gordon
A former paleontologist, Dr. Fossil was responsible for turning him and Stegmutt into dinosaurs. Obsessed with dinosaurs and the lack of respect they received, he plotted to smash a comet into St. Canard ("BAM BOOM!") turning everyone into dinosaurs.

Duckthulhu

Voiced by: Comics only
A demon of unfathomable power whose mere presence drives people into insanity and mutates them into horrid monstrosities. Introduced in the 2010 comic series, F.O.W.L. High Command intended to awaken him and use him for world domination. Needless to say, Evil Is Not a Toy.

  • Lovecraft Lite: While dark by the story's standards, it's sorta hard to take seriously compared to the original Cthulhu. Especially with that duck bill.
  • Taken for Granite: Starts off as a statue.

Other Minor Villains


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