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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voiced by: Terry McGovern
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.
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.
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.
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.
You Got Spunk: Very spirited for her age, to the point where villains like Taurus Bulba and Negaduck have to comment on it.
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.
A Day in the Limelight: Despite being usually no more than 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ace: Fenton Crackshell the person is rarely seen in the show, so all the audience sees is Gizmo Duck unintentionally show Darkwing up with St. Canard's admiration of him and his skill as a hero.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Benevolent Boss: A bit absent minded and eccentric, he's an effective leader and treats everyone who works for him fairly.
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.
Ambiguously Human: Unlike other characters, he is not an anthropomorphic animal and instead looks like a human being.
Bigger on the Inside: His spaceship-helmet, which could somehow fit both him and Darkwing inside it when they traveled to his home planet.
Catch Phrase: Utters a weak "woopsie" whenever he screws up.
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
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.
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!"
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.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "A Brush With Oblivion" he has a surprising Pet the Dog moment where he's the only one who sticks up for Honker when he's blamed for Splatter Phoenix's crimes, and even helps him escape from the house after their parents ground him. Then after Honker's gone he immediately proceeds to tattle on him to Herb and Benkie, showing he helped Honker out just so he could get him in further trouble.
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.
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.
Bright Is Not Good: His colour scheme (mostly yellow and red) is noticeably brighter than Darkwing's purple suit and dark hat, but he is one evil guy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Media Are Evil: He HATES video games, and considers them inferior to traditional toys, to the point where expressing fondness for them in his presence really ticks him off. He blames video games for he bankruptcy of his toy company and for him becoming evil.
Those Two Guys: With Megavolt whom he's teamed up with twice outside of the group.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Voiceless-In certain episodes they can make sound effects or quacking noises, bu they stay silent most of the time.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
No Names Given: None of them have distinct personalities let alone names.
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:
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.
NegaDuck I post-galvanization, plus most of the above:
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.
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.
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.
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 King and his guitar Cecille is also a Shout-Out to bluesman B.B. King and his guitar Lucille.
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.
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.
Catch Phrase: "BAM! BOOM!" and "Sorry I have the wrong number"
Deadpan Snarker: One of the snarkiest villains to appear in the show, despite barely appearing.
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.
Non-Indicative Name: Ice-Head Harry is actually just a generic gangster-type villain and not an ice-themed supervillain; he really only has the "Ice-Head" moniker because he was exclusively featured in a Disney On Ice show.