Characters: 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.
- Action Dad: To Gosalyn, endangering her is a quick way for him to get dangerous.
- 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 Biker: When he rides his Ratcatcher.
- Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, but much like another caped crusader, he pulls through with some impressive wit and athleticism.
- Battle Couple: With Morgana, mainly during the Justice Ducks two-parter.
- Berserk Button: NEVER touch Gosalyn.
- Break the Haughty: Most episodes deal with quelling, managing or outright deflating his massive ego so he can stop the bad guy.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A capable crimefighter of his own right, but often hampered by his massive ego and short temper.
- Catch Phrase: several, including:
- The Chew Toy: He's accident-prone, to say the least.
- Chick Magnet: Darkwing managed to get kisses from Morgana, Neptunia, and the Princess of Oilrabia, along with charming other female characters so he definitely qualifies for this trope.
- Coat, Hat, Mask: Noticeable when asked about whether he should be prowling the city wearing a hat and mask, he asks 'What, no cape?'.
- Cool Bike: The Ratcatcher. Not so much the Quackcycle, though.
- Cool Plane: The Thunderquack, a state of the art jet created by Launchpad as a homage to Darkwing.
- The Cowl: An Affectionate Parody of the archetype, especially Batman and The Shadow.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The badass part usually comes out if somebody threatens Gosalyn.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy / Genre Blind: Depending on the episode. Sometimes switches during the episode, thanks to him deciding to get dangerous at a critical moment.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's once even mistaken for a robber as Darkwing.
- Dating Catwoman: With Morgana who initially started out as one of Darkwing's foes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. For example,
Gosalyn: There's something strange about that Bug Master.
Darkwing: Yeah, she's in a bug costume threatening a cockroach. I'd call that strange.
- 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".
- Fatal Flaw: Drake's Pride often stops him from stopping the bad guy a lot sooner than he does. It also causes him to lash out at his family and other heroes when he feels they are stealing his spotlight.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's not one to do things halfway, and that includes his superhero gear.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Has the coat, hat, mask and cape, but no pants to complete the outfit.
- Handicapped Badass: In "Duck Blind" and "Steerminator".
- Huge Girl Tiny Guy: Compared to willowy Morgana.
- The Hero: Any other time, he would be the ideal Lancer, but since it's his show...
- Hero with Bad Publicity: A parody of the concept, to the point where he is pretty much loathed by much of St. Canard, despite putting his neck on the line for the city.
- I Know Kung-Faux: Darkwing knows Quack Fu.
- Impersonating the Evil Twin: Done this twice as NegaDuck.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Honker to an extent, he let him in his inner circle and is the only person in the Muddlefoot clan he can stand.
- 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.
- Large Ham: By far the largest, particularly when he's monologuing.
- Let's Get Dangerous: The literal Trope Namer, which announces the shift to the Badass part of his Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass side.
- Made of Iron: He gets smushed, squished, pummelled, and anything else the villain can do to him, but he's still going.
Darkwing Duck: Darkwing Duck emerges again, singed but triumphant!
- Magnetic Hero: His real superpower. Though he annoys the heck out of everyone, he's good at drawing allies and leading them in battle.
- Mr. Vice Guy: With Pride as his vice.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Especially when it comes to his Super Hero Origin.
- The Napoleon: To a certain degree.
- Nice Hat: His hero hat is a great complement to his stylish costume.
- 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.
- Part Time Hero: He originally was a full time hero, but dialed the heroing back so he could raise Gosalyn.
- Purple Is Powerful: At least he tries to follow this trope.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Literally. Drake Mallard's typical outfit is a green sweater vest and pink collared shirt.
- Secret Identity Identity: Didn't need a civilian identity anymore until he adopted Gosalyn.
- Shameless Self-Promoter:
Darkwing: [To policeman] Another order of dastardly delinquents delivered on your doorstep, courtesy of Darkwing Duck! That's two words, not three, both Ds capitalized. Here's my photo. If the papers need more glossies my number's on the card.
- Shorter Means Smarter: Darkwing is one of the shortest adult characters in the show and is one of the smartest, certainly smarter than his towering sidekick, Launchpad.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Until he gets serious.
- Something Person: As Darkwing Duck, Arachnoduck and Teapot Duck.
- Super Hero: Sure he (normally) does not have superpowers and he usually is full of himself, but he has enough brains, skill and gadgets to beat villains who do have superpowers.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: A brilliant purple cape, that unfortunately has worked against him now and again.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Morgana.
- Third-Person Person: When monologuing, he'll frequently refer to himself as though he were another person.
- Triple Shifter: He 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.
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
- Awesome McCoolname: The name just rolls off the tongue.
- Big Eater: See any episode where he goes to Hamburger Hippo.
- The Big Guy: The tallest and strongest of Darkwing's group.
- 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.
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- The Ditz: Though better than he was in DuckTales.
- Genius Ditz: Despite being an incredibly incompetent sidekick, he built the Thunderquack (Dark's plane) all by himself and is apparently a brilliant mechanic. He's even better flying the thing! Landing it, on the other hand... Not so much.
- Gentle Giant: Launchpad is loaded with muscle and towers over Darkwing and Gosalyn, but he'd never hurt a fly.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He can get away with wearing them because the pilot, but he really does not use them all that much.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Launchpad and Darkwing live together, work together, and raise Gosalyn together.
- 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.
- I'm Your Biggest Fan: When he realizes who Darkwing is after their first meeting, he excitedly introduces himself as "your biggest fan." Darkwing perks up at the fact that he has a fan.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Gosalyn and Honker, it helps that he has some childlike tendencies and is usually very easy going. He also calls Honker his little buddy.
- Interspecies Romance: At one point, he almost married Tia, an alien queen.
- Lethal Chef: In "Can't Bayou Love", he bakes brownies that immediately send Darkwing to the water cooler for a long drink.
- Limited Wardrobe: Launchpad's apparent lack of another outfit came up in passing more than once.
- Papa Wolf: During "Dead Duck", Launchpad tries to step into Darkwing's role of protecting Gosalyn. He gets curbstomped by Megavolt during a scene cut.
- Redheaded Hero: He's Darkwing's sidekick and has carroty orange hair.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears it as much as he does the goggles but it's a good look for him.
- Secret Public Identity: Launchpad is often seen with Darkwing Duck as his sidekick ... yet none of the myriad villains, criminals, police officers or autograph hounds seem to care enough to look him up in the Saint Canard phone book. Except one time, when Launchpad was mistakenly reported to be Darkwing himself. Justified as one villain referred to Honker, Gosalyn and Launchpad as Darkwing's Fan Club, so people think they just follow him around.
- Sidekick: Serves as this for Darkwing from most of the show.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Very brawny upper body and long, thin legs.
- Took a Level in Badass: From private pilot to superhero.
- Transplant: From DuckTales.
- Universal Driver's License: If it has wings, he can crash it.
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
Herbert "Honker" Muddlefoot Jr.
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.
- A Day in the Limelight: Despite being usually no more than a Satellite Character, Honker did star in the episodes, "The Revenger of the Return of The Brainteasers", "Calm a Chameleon" and "Rebel Without a Cause".
- Adorkable/Lovable Nerd: He's nerdy, shy, quiet, slightly socially awkward and soft-spoken. But it's what makes him liked as a character.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Briefly becomes a giant monster when infected by the evil slime in Dangerous Currency.
- Cowardly Lion: Sometimes. Usually he's not very good with confrontations, but is very brave.
- Expospeak Gag: Does this on occasion, prompting Darkwing/Drake and Gosalyn to tell him to spit it out.
- Extreme Doormat: Seen slightly when bending to Gosalyn more dominate personality and more prominently when getting bullied by Tank.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Honker for Gosalyn.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Darkwing and Launchpad, while the former lets him in his inner circle and takes his advice from time to time but ultimately is still a parental figure, the latter has more of a bond with Honker and calls him little buddy.
- Kid Sidekick: To Darkwing unofficially and to Gosalyn; when she is Quiverwing Quack, he is the Arrow Kid.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Gosalyn's Masculine Girl.
- Only Sane Man: Between the other main characters and his family, he's the most normal.
- 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: See Only Sane Man.
- The Short Guy with Glasses: He's Blind Without 'Em.
- Shorter Means Smarter: The shortest of the principal cast and is indeed smarter than Gos and LP. While it's harder to determine if he's smarter than Darkwing, he certainly has more common sense.
- The Smart Guy: As mentioned above, Darkwing may be as smart as Honker but has a grasp of many advanced scientific disciplines including molecular biology and chemistry as well as reptilian physiology and classic art and literature at age 9.
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 four 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.
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
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. Almost always by her side is her three familiars
, the bats Eek and Squeak and her grumbling tarantula Archie.
- 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.
- Brainy Brunette: She's sophisticated spell caster and former buisnesswoman.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Initially.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Though she started off evil, she remained dark when she became good.
- 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, Frankenstein's Bride hair and her penchant for the macabre.
- Expy: Her dress is similar in design to that of Morticia Addams and she is also similar to Lily Munster for having black hair with a white streak and being part of a Monster Mash family.
- Femme Fatalons: She had a set when she was villainous and still appeared when she became good, but not as much.
- 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.
- Heel-Face Turn: In "Ghoul of My Dreams", Morgana's feelings for Darkwing and the treachery of the episode's villain, Nodof, started the turn. By the time the Justice Ducks episodes happened, she was definitely on the side of good.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the comics. Is brought back at the end of Dangerous Currency.
- Hot Witch: Unlike the rest of the McCawber family, she doesn't look like an undead ghoul or an attractive cyclops.
- Lady in Red: She wears red dress which ties in with her dark seductive character.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's elegant and composed, but cross her and she'll turn you into pudding or worse.
- 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.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: She is a duck, but tell that to her hourglass figure.
- One Head Taller: A good two heads taller than her boyfriend, at least...
- Perky Goth: After she formally becomes a good guy.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It took a Darkwing's heroics to change her ways.
- Skunk Stripe: Part of her Bride of Frankenstein look.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Darkwing is two heads shorter than Morgana.
- Tsundere: While she's normally quite sweet-natured, she is extremely dangerous when angered.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her father is an elderly, green-feathered, hunch-backed vampire. Morgana, as stated before, is a tall, elegant sorceress.
- The Vamp: Only acted this way in her first appearance, afterwards, she was either a conflicted villain or a hero.
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.
- Accidental Hero: Stopped Quackerjack's gigantic joke teeth from terrorizing St. Canard's citizens and then smacked the villain away with his tail when he was being snarky to him. All of this was done when Stegmutt wasn't paying attention.
- Adorkable: Stegmutt's klutziness mixed with his childlike innocence and big heart makes him this trope.
- Almighty Janitor: Before his transformation he literally was a janitor, afterwards, he works as a hot dog vendor.
- Catch Phrase:
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Being a stegosaurus. He sometimes knocks people into a wall with his tail accidentally when he gets too excited.
- The Big Guy: Takes this role from Launchpad in the episodes when he's a hero. He's by far the strongest member of the Justice Ducks.
- Cowardly Lion: He's REALLY strong physically, but despite that, he tends to scare pretty easily.
- Destructive Savior/Does Not Know His Own Strength: He can destroy things but just by slightly tapping them.
- Dumb Muscle: More naive than dumb, but he's still a little slow on the uptake.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Mutated into a stegosaurs by Dr. Fossil.
- Gentle Giant: When he's actually being careful and even then, usually around kids.
- Giant Mook: Was one under Dr. Fossil.
- Heel-Face Turn: Initially, fought for the wrong side, but soon learned that Dr. Fossil was crazy and his plan would ruin the world (for starters, no more chocolate-covered sandwich cookies).
- Honor Before Reason: Darkwing, pressed for time to stop Liquadator and Bushroot, bought a hot dog from Stegmutt. So determined to give Darkwing his change back, he ends up endangering Darkwing and then tricked into a game of "Put out the Darkwing".
- Ignorant Minion: Gosalyn and Honker had to tell him that Dr. Fossil was evil, even though he practically did little to hide his true nature.
- Keet: The simplest things excite him.
- Metamorphosis: Stegmutt has shown no signs of changing back into a duck.
- 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.
- Super Strength: One of the things that makes him both a threat and a liability.
- Stock Dinosaurs: He's a walking, talking Stegosaurus.
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 by playing a song through a conch shell
and also wields a trident. Often seen with her companion, a giant octopus named Hal.
- Cute Bruiser: A tiny little fish with tons of power. She even can swim in the Liquidator and force him spin around.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the snarliest.
- Fish Person: Not a duck and, unlike Stegmutt, never "used to be".
- Good Is Not Nice: Not the most sociable around land-dwellers and can be downright nasty when angered, but when innocents are in danger (land-dwellers included) she steps up and takes action.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She is quick to anger, of which Darkwing and Liquidator have felt most of her wrath.
- Heel-Face Turn: She never really was a villain in the traditional sense and only threatened St. Canard because she was protecting her home. After she and Darkwing worked it out, she became his ally.
- Leitmotif: Sultry, heroic saxophone solo.
- Metamorphosis: Changed into an anamorphic fish woman and cannot change back into a normal fish.
- The Napoleon: Look at the other tropes, this does not come as a surprise.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Depicted as such in her first appearance, less so in her later ones.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Her trident
- Sour Supporter: Doesn't exactly like the surface world and isn't interested in being its protector at all, but her good heart makes her come back after seeing she's really needed.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: With the exception of her right-hand octopus, who has to mime because he doesn't have a mouth.
- Super Strength: Once threw Darkwing across half of St. Canard.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Eyelashes, prominent pink lips and pink ridges above her eyes.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Heel-Face Turn
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
of S.H.U.S.H. who brings Darkwing Duck in on several F.O.W.L. missions.
- Benevolent Boss: A bit absent-minded and eccentric, he's an effective leader and treats everyone who works for him fairly.
- The Commissioner Gordon: Has a similar relationship the trope namer had with Batman.
- Mission Control: To Darkwing when he's assigned to S.H.U.S.H. assignments.
- Only Sane Man: Probably the most rational character in the entire series.
- Punny Name: A pun on the name of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Aids Darkwing with whatever he needs for his missions and tries to keep him and Grizzlikof from killing each other.
Agent Vladimir Grizzlikof
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.
- Commander Contrarian: He often objects to J. Gander Hooter's relationship with Darkwing Duck, and the latter's involvement with S.H.U.S.H.'s cases, because Darkwing isn't an agent and doesn't follow the S.H.U.S.H. rulebook.
- Genius Bruiser: He is both an intelligent agent and extremely strong.
- Husky Russkie: As the name might suggest, he is Russian, and he is most definitely husky.
- 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.
- Malaproper: He tends to confuse his words.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Vladimir is very by-the-book compared to Darkwing.
- The Rival: To Darkwing on S.H.U.S.H. matters.
- Russian Guy Suffers Most: Darkwing's antics frequently result in him being humiliated.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: He is always attempting to prove that Darkwing Duck can't be trusted by S.H.U.S.H.
Dr. Sarah Bellum
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.
- Absent-Minded Professor: She is not always focusing on what is important.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has this appearance due to having black hair and white feathers and can also be unnerving because of her lack of concern when her inventions cause problems.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She makes different devices for Darkwing to use on his S.H.U.S.H. missions.
- Hot Scientist: She is a scientist and inventor working for S.H.U.S.H. and she isn't by any means unattractive.
- Mad Scientist: It is occasionally implied that she isn't all there.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Some of her methods of testing her inventions are rather... reckless, and she's quite willing to use other people as subjects.
- Punny Name: Cerebellum.
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.
- Deadpan Snarker: Makes several cutting remarks about how he views Darkwing as being inept when it comes to crime-fighting.
- Expy: To James Bond and Derek Flint.
- Good Old Ways: Derek Blunt never used any fancy gadgets or technologies on his missions. After cooperating with Darkwing, he learns that some of it is quite useful when used alongside intuition and natural skill (While Darkwing, conversely, learns not to rely too heavily on gimmicks).
Other characters that Darkwing has worked with.
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.
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.
- Acrofatic: Quite pudgy, but capable of handsprings and backflips
- Broken Pedestal: After Darkwing realizes that Goose Lee had gone evil.
- Foo Fu: Quack Fu
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Started as a face (when he was training Darkwing), got corrupt more recently but still prior to the episode, and turned face again during it.
- 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).
- Old Master: He trained Darkwing in martial arts.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Darkwing.
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
- Actual Pacifist: Incapable of violence, even in self-defense.
- 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.
- Good Is Impotent: His unwillingness to resort to combat makes him completely ineffective in stopping NegaDuck's rampage at first.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Turned Up to Eleven post-galvanization.
- Literal Split Personality: Darkwing's good half.
- Mistaken for Badass: Upon stepping into a Bad-Guy Bar that NegaDuck I had just terrorized about a minute ago.
- Nice Guy: He doesn't bear any hostility, not even to those who attack him when they mistake him for NegaDuck
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.
- Friend to All Living Things: Inverted Negaduck I's Walking Wasteland, he repairs everything he gets near.
- Light Is Good: He is Darkwing's good half and now has a bright glow around his body.
- Power Glows: A pink aura, no less.
- Reality Warper: Seems to be capable of freely mending and restoring any sort of damage done to St. Canard.
- Super Mode: The galvanization significantly boosted Posi Duck's abilities.
- 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.
Star of the fictional video game in the series
. When Darkwing was once trapped inside his video game, he teamed up with Whiffle (controlled by Gosalyn in the real world) to fight his way out.
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:
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.
- Housewife: Binkie spends a lot of time cleaning the house and cooking.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are extreme characters of Ward and June Cleaver.
- Parental Obliviousness: Their first kid is a brat, but they don't seem to notice.
- 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...
- Wiki Walk: A lot of Herb's conversations function this way.
Tankard H. "Tank" Muddlefoot
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.
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
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
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. He's even honored that Darkwing considers him this.
- 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.
- Ditzy Genius: He is able to invent amazing devices and also found out Darkwing Duck's secret identity "Clash Reunion", but he ended up forgetting it because his damaged brain was giving him memory problems by then and he even forgot his own identity a couple times.
- The Dragon: Takes this role whenever he is part of the Fearsome Five.
- Enemy Mine: He teams up with Darkwing to defeat greater villains more than once.
- Evil Laugh: Like a lot of villains, he laughs fiendishly when things are in his favor.
- 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.
- Friendly Enemy: Occasionally, especially in Enemy Mine situations.
- Idea Bulb: Literally. He will often hold a light bulb over his head.
- Large Ham: He practically screams every line he utters.
- Mad Scientist: He admits to the mad part.
- Psycho Electro: It's implied that the massive shock to his system that granted him his powers also caused tremendous damage to his brain.
- Reunion Revenge: Tried to get revenge on the classmates that caused him to get his powers.
- Shock and Awe: His main shtick. He even carries a battery on his back.
- Super Mode: Gains one in the comics thanks to the evil ink.
- Technopath: Subverted, he can bring technology to life but not control it.
- 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
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. Even after the transformation, he's gentle and caring with his plants...but he has committed murder.
- Driven to Murder: The very first thing he does with his newfound powers is kill two of his tormentors.
- Evil Genius: He was a botanist before his mutation and often breeds plant monsters to assist with his schemes.
- 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.
- Green Thumb: In addition to being a plant himself, he's able to control other plantlife or even grant them a degree of sentience and autonomy.
- 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.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: As impressive as his powers are, he's really not that powerful a villain, mainly due to his own insecurities and relatively gentle nature.
- Love Makes You Evil: He was in love with Dr. Rhoda Dendron before his transformation and partly turned to a life of crime when she refused to return his feelings.
- Mad Scientist: When his funding was pulled, he used himself in his experiments.
- Man-Eating Plant: His assistant, Spike, a Venus Fly Trap.
- Metamorphosis: From a duck to a plant hybrid.
- Professor Guinea Pig: His plant powers came as a side effect of being forced to perform an experiment on himself.
- Villainy Discretion Shot: He may have "done away with" two of his tormentors Dr. Gary and Dr. Larson.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His environmental concerns have a certain validity.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: His villainy comes from his being persecuted by others, both before and after the fateful experiment.
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
The Liquidator/Bud Flood
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.
- The Brute: He's the member of the Fearsome Five most likely to engage in physical attacks.
- Cool Clear Water: What he advertised his water was.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: If contaminating your competitors' water supplies isn't corrupt, then what is?
- Create Your Own Villain: Darkwing wound up unintentionally being the reason Bud Flood became Liquidator.
- 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.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: His most dangerous power is that his watery body makes him nearly immortal and impossible to detain without specialized equipment.
- 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...
- Making a Splash: Control over water, and is made of it himself.
- Metamorphosis: From a dog to an elemental embodiment of water.
- Only Sane Man: Out of all the Fearsome Five, he's probably the most level headed member, company slogans notwithstanding.
- 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.
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.
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
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's always dressed to the nines, and although he usually prefers to stay away from the action he's strong enough to squish Darkwing into a ball. Literally.
- 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not above making witty remarks. One occasion being that he said "Looks like we got a problem-o here" when Taurus Bulba made it clear to F.O.W.L. that he did not appreciate being rebuilt as a cyborg and had no intention to ever serve them.
- Diabolical Mastermind: A parody of James Bond villains, he is always up for convoluted espionage and world domination schemes.
- Dirty Coward: When the going gets tough, Steelbeak gets going... out of there.
- Evil Cripple: Insofar as losing his beak can be considered crippling.
- 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.
- Red Right Hand: His beak.
- Smug Snake: Always smug, until his plans come crashing down.
- Toothy Bird: Under his metal bill, yet!
- Villainous Breakdown: Often loses his temper when his plans start to fail.
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.
Ample is Ammonia's messy, dirt-loving sister who hates and fears cleanliness.
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.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He is a military officer who is very short-tempered.
- General Failure: Led his first set of troops into a volcano.
- Killed Off for Real: Explodes after being made to think while being exposed to the Norma Ray.
- My Brain Is Big: Towards the end of his episode he overloads himself with psychic abilities and turns into a giant floating head with a bulging brain.
- Oracular Head: He becomes this at the end of his episode.
- Psychic Powers: At first he uses his psychic assistants Hotshot and Flygirl instead of having his own powers, but when his plans start to fail he overloads on them as described above.
- Your Head Asplode: After Darkwing and co overload him with questions while he's overloaded with psychic powers.
Hotshot & Flygirl
Hotshot Voiced by: Danny Mann
Flygirl Voiced by:
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. soldiers that usually serve under Steelbeak.
- Mooks: The lowest level of F.O.W.L.'s army.
- Faceless Goons: We never see what any of them look like under those masks.
Taurus Bulba's Gang
The primary antagonists of the two-part pilot movie, "Darkly Dawns the Duck". Most of them don't return afterwards.
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
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.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: He's the Big to Hoof and Mouth's Thin and Short.
- 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.
- The Dragon: To Taurus Bulba
- Dumb Muscle: More intelligent than Hoof and Mouth, but that really isn't saying much.
- Evil Minions: He is a subordinate of Taurus Bulba.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Not as much as his boss, if only because his legs are longer and his feet are larger, but he still qualifies.
- 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
Eddie Deezen (Mouth)
Taurus Bulba's henchmen, they're all brawn, no brain and in Mouth's case, can't shut up.
Taurus Bulba's secretary and assistant. According to her parents, she should have been a dental hygienist.
- Creepy Monotone: Her dialogue mostly consists of "Yes, Taurus Bulba" in the same tone of voice.
- Evil Minions: She works for Taurus Bulba.
- Full-Name Basis: She always calls Taurus Bulba by his full name.
- Sexy Secretary: She is Taurus Bulba's secretary and is rather curvaceous.
- Yes Woman: The majority of her dialogue is "Yes, Taurus Bulba".
Taurus Bulba's pet condor, who's as evil and ruthless as his master.
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:
- Big Eater: Nikto constantly eats metal. This often leads to the undoing of his allies.
- Body Snatcher: They can control the bodies of people by attaching themselves to their heads.
- Body Surf: By resting on people's heads like hats, they can control them.
- Dark Mistress: Talaya is clearly in love with Flarg.
- The Dragon: Barada serves as the second-in-command.
- Galactic Conqueror: Flarg wishes to conquer Earth.
- People Puppets: They are able to control people after latching onto their heads.
- Planet of Hats: Literally, as in everyone on their planet is an alien that resembles a hat.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Pepper easily causes them to sneeze, which in turn will force them to lose control of their hosts.
Other Recurring Villains
Villains that have no allegiance to a group and appear at least twice in the show.
A film director turned criminal uses his directing background as a gimmick for his crimes. He also has three penguin assistants to aid him.
- Affably Evil: He is rather polite for a criminal.
- Civilian Villain: In "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatan" and "Adopt-a-Con".
- Expy: His name evokes Toscanini, the famous musical conductor.
- Fat Bastard: Being a walrus, him being fat comes with the territory.
- Idiosyncrazy: Movie-themed villainy, which he's the "director".
- Large Ham: Darkwing even calls him a ham, and then attempts to prove it to a court of law.
- 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.
- Prima Donna Director: Often takes this persona.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Has many costumes for his various roles.
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.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Erm... no, totally averted this time, as they're villains.
- Hypercompetent Sidekicks: So much so that one episode had Tuskerninni require gestures from them to get the idea to tell the court that he was framed for crimes he committed.
- No Names Given: None of them are given a name of any sort.
- The Voiceless: In certain episodes they can make sound effects or quacking noises, bu they stay silent most of the time.
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).
Voiced by: Dani Staahl (in "Brush With Oblivion"), Andrea Martin (in "Paint Misbehavin'")
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).
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Jambalaya Jake's near civilized, more intelligent alligator sidekick who doesn't like to be called Dumbo.
- Battle Butler: He is basically Jake's manservant and aids him in battle.
- 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.
- Non-Human Sidekick: While Jambalaya isn't exactly human himself, Gumbo is much less anthropomorphized.
- Servile Snarker: Makes a point to show that he does not think highly of Jake's incompetence.
- The Unintelligible: He does not say any real words.
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.
- Satan: Has pretty much every aspect of the character, from the red skin and horns to making deals with people in exchange for souls.
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.
- No Names Given: None of them have distinct personalities let alone names.
- Running Gag: They basically are the running gag.
Villains who have only appeared once.
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:
- Badass Normal: Much like Darkwing, he doesn't have any powers... yet.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: The way the viewer could tell him from the other Darkwing was his thick black angry eyebrows.
- Jerk Ass: Ruined a movie by walking on the other viewers (literally), slurping his soda, and then getting angry that the movie wasn't violent enough and deciding to correct that by jumping into the movie and commandeering a tank.
- Literal Split Personality: Darkwing's evil half.
- Made of Evil: He is the personification of all that is evil within Darkwing.
- Trigger Happy: One must wonder where he gets all these guns.
NegaDuck I post-galvanization, plus most of the above:
- Black Eyes of Crazy: His sclera turn black.
- Casting a Shadow: Kinda. His negative energy manifests itself as evil-looking lightning and energy balls.
- Dark Is Evil: He appears as a black-and-white photographic negative of Darkwing.
- 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!"
- Humanoid Abomination: Well, as humanoid as one can be in a world of funny animals anyway. He has unbelievably destructive power.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy everything.
- Power Glows: He was surrounded by a grey-white static aura.
- Reality Warper: He seems to be capable of causing destruction. Not just with energy blasts, but literally causing spontaneous disarray just by existing.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He was monochrome except for dark red pupils in his eyes.
- Super Mode: As with his positive counterpart, galvanization significantly boosted his abilities.
- 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
- All Crimes Are Equal: And all punished with death. Or at least a life sentence.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: All three will get you a life sentence in prison or worse because he thinks All Crimes Are Equal.
- Badass Normal: As Darkwing previously was.
- Boring but Practical: He beats Megavolt with a fire hose, and for a Large Ham, he's quite competent.
- Combat Pragmatist: He had apparently wised up during the ages when Gos disappeared.
- Darker and Edgier: A parody of the concept.
- Despair Event Horizon: The disappearance of Gosalyn.
- The Dreaded: The citizens of St. Canard are more afraid of him than of actual criminals.
- Expy: Essentially a Take That to The Dark Knight Returns.
- Future Badass: As evil as he is, you have to admit he's scarily more competent than the present Darkwing.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Packing a set that are far more lethal and destructive than the modern Darkwing Duck's.
- He Who Fights Monsters: His criminal-hunting has made him the worst criminal St. Canard has ever faced.
- Jerkass: His extremist views lead to him being unrelenting to everyone who breaks his rules, even when they are innocent people.
- 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.
- Knight Templar: He goes way too far in the name of punishing crimes.
- Large Ham: A far more menacing ham than before, but still hammy.
- Love Makes You Evil: Gosalyn's sudden disappearance set him off on his path toward evil.
- Mecha-Mooks: He has an army of robots policing St. Canard.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When wearing his mask.
- Secret Identity Identity: He appears to have abandoned his civilian identity of Drake Mallard.
- Shoulders of Doom: His costume gives him huge shoulders.
- Spikes of Villainy: His costume has spikes on the shoulders.
- Something Person: He is a duck who is a dark warrior.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He may rule St. Canard with an iron fist, but it's only for his now warped views of best intentions.
Voiced by: Phil Hartman
A evil clown-like aberration who feeds on misery. Likes Gosalyn and Quackerjack for their prank playing.
- Bigger 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.
- Emotion Eater: He grew stronger on other people's embarrassment and misery.
- Evil Laugh: A hollow, echo-y sort of evil laugh.
- Evil Mentor: Wanted to become this to Gosalyn, one of the few things we see scare her.
- Fangs Are Evil: Had a pair of vampire-like fangs.
- Knight of Cerebus: While still comedic, Rule of Scary puts him above the usual villains as far as threats posed.
- 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.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At first. He was dormant while living in a cursed jack-in-the-box and was awakened by a prank that Goslyn pulled.
- Villainous Harlequin: He wore a black and white harlequin suit complete with a ruff.
An arch-enemy of Derek Blunt. He came into possession of a list of SHUSH agents and began murdering them to draw Blunt out of retirement for revenge. Darkwing was asked to support Blunt by J. Gander Hoover.
- Laughing Mad: He was more restrained than some villains, but he spent a lot of time cackling and he was very obsessed over gaining revenge on Derek Blunt.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Owned a palatial island estate and dressed in a very fine suit.
- Non-Action Guy: Phineas did pull out a ray gun to use on two unarmed opponents, but he was an intellectual villain who preferred to hire muscle and keep his own hands clean. This came back to bite him when his auction for the list of agents didn't go as planned and he had no plans on what to do about an audience full of angry, violent villains.
- Toothy Bird: Sharp toothed bird, no less.
- Villain Ball: As a parody of James Bond villains, Phineas has Darkwing and Derek Blunt captured and creates a ridiculously elaborate death trap instead of killing them.
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.
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.
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.
- Badass Normal: the only guy without superpowers.
- Cast as a Mask: He's initially voiced by Jim Cummings, until he throws his disguise away.
- Gadgeteer Genius: To take on the supers.
- Planet of Hats: The only one who doesn't have the hat.
- Power Copying: With his ray gun. At first he uses it to drain the superheroes of their powers; later, he finds it also works in reverse.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He resembles a normal person and doesn't have much personality aside from being endlessly annoyed by the superheroes' oblivious attempts to "save" him all the time.
- Unwanted Assistance: The reason he turned evil. The rest of the denizens of Mertz kept putting him in danger just to save him.
Voiced by: Jesse Corti
A mutant made entirely of cement, and also a crime lord. He took up an identity of Swenlin Swine to avoid attention, and tried to frame Rubber Chicken for trying to stop his crimes.
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.
Other Minor Villains
The second arc of the Boom Studios comic book had Negaduck and Magica DeSpell
kidnap and hypnotize every alternate version of Darkwing Duck they can find in the multiverse. Quiverwing Darkwing and Dark Warrior Duck end up turning on Negaduck and Magica and eventually the other Darkwings come to their senses as well.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Negaduck and Magica use mind control to enslave the alternate Darkwings.
- Captain Ersatz/Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Many of the alternate Darkwings are parodies of other superheroes and copyrighted characters, including, but not limited to, Optimus Prime, Popeye the Sailor Man, Batman and Robin, Bart Simpson, and Rorschach.
- Kitchen Sink Included: One of the alternate Darkwings is a flying kitchen sink.
- Legacy Character: Quiverwing Darkwing is from a reality where Gosalyn Mallard died. That reality's Darkwing honored her memory by taking up her costumed identity of Quiverwing Quack.
- Monster Mash: There is a vampire Darkwing, a Creature from the Black Lagoon Darkwing, a Frankenstein Darkwing, a mummy Darkwing, and a werewolf Darkwing.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: There are alternate Darkwings that parody real-life musicians, including Lady Gaga, the Jonas Brothers, and KISS.
- Not Brainwashed: Dark Warrior Duck reveals that Negaduck and Magica did not hypnotize him and that he instead was playing along so that he could use his extremist methods to clean up the crime in St. Canard.
A foxy F.O.W.L. agent who turns out to be a double agent working for S.H.U.S.H.
- Captain Ersatz: Her name and occupation are a nod to Emma Peel from the British television show The Avengers.
- Ms. Fanservice: She wears a Spy Catsuit.
- Reverse Mole: She initially appears to be a F.O.W.L. agent, but the end of the "F.O.W.L. Disposition" arc reveals that she is really on S.H.U.S.H.'s side.
- Would Not Hurt A Child: When she sees Gosalyn and Honker inside F.O.W.L. headquarters, she's appalled that two children are in danger.
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
A villain who only appeared in a story from the Boom comic's annual issue.
- Time Travel: Comes with the territory of being a time-themed villain.
An eccentric monkey baseball player named Carmichael Q. Anthony who became a supervillain after he was given a coat that could make different items for him to throw appear out of thin air.
- Hammerspace: His coat enables him to pull anything out of thin air.
A classmate of Gosalyn's named Mortimer L. Marquand who was driven to become a criminal wearing battle armor because of an unrequited crush on Gosalyn.
Real name Constance A. Dention, she was a third candidate in the election for mayor that Darkwing and Launchpad were competing in, but was disqualified after she turned out to be a villain.
- Captain Ersatz: Her costume and using illusions to torment Darkwing make her very similar to the Spider-Man villain Mysterio.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: She tried to use dishonest methods to win the election, but was arrested when her illegal tactics were exposed.
- Noodle Incident: According to Launchpad, Constance A. Dention also broke the law by naming a horse "Mr. Butterbean".
The Phantom Blot
A supervillain in a black cloak who was encountered by Darkwing at the end of the Boom comic's original run.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Magica DeSpell are the main antagonists of "Dangerous Currency".
- The Faceless: Averted in "Campaign Carnage", where his unmasked self appears pretending to be a campaign manager named Bob and he isn't in his costume until the end of the story. Played straight in "Dangerous Currency".
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: While he seldom appears outside the comics, the Phantom Blot is usually an enemy of Mickey Mouse. He lampshades this in "Dangerous Currency" when he initially refuses to help Magica with her plan because he has enemies of his own.