Fanfic: The New Adventuresof Darkwing Duck
This story actually starts with its prequel, Darkwing Duck Returns
where after Darkwing disappears seven years before the beginning of the story, Gosalyn finds a new lead and decides to track down her father. Long story short, she finds him in the Negaverse, she rescues him and they beat Negaduck.
In the story proper, which can be found here
, Darkwing returns to crime-fighting, assisted by The Crimson Avenger, her sidekick Techno and assorted other new allies. But things have changed in seven years and not all of what they encounter is pleasant. New villains
start showing up in St. Canard and our heroes have to adapt quickly to deal with them.
There is also a Christmas-based sidestory that takes place during the The New Adventures of Darkwing Duck
entitled NADWD: Last Minute Crime Fighting
This fanfic contains examples of:
- Adaptive Ability: The Teryx, as a reference to the Borg. Nanite, as well, has the ability to reproduce any weapon he incorporates.
- Alternate Universe: In addition to the Negaverse, there are a number of different universe with different Darkwings. And this story came first
- Anti-Hero: Negawing! Gosalyn, who is on the side of right but is as sociopathic, conniving and violent as the rest of the people from her universe.
- Badass Normal: The series adds a whole slew of S.H.U.S.H. Agents to aid our heroes in the Badass Normal department.
- Berserk Button: Like always, harming Gosalyn for Drake.
- Calling Rowe "mate," though it's very minor.
- Chapter 69, "Death Of A Friend," involves doing this to the normally extremely even tempered Honker to the point where he totally snaps and becomes terrifyingly violent. The result is quite tragic.
- Big Bad: Negaduck, though it takes a while before he really makes his move.
- Big Damn Kiss: Honker and Gosalyn both before and after they go off to fight against Negaduck's master plan, though the second one plays it straightest.
- Blue and Orange Morality: The Neutraverse appears this way to our heroes - because Neutraduck is void of good or evil, the result is someone totally apathetic to others and downright sociopathic. His morality is judged by how far from neutral a universe is, and how likely they are to interfere in other universes.
- Brainwashed and Crazy / Tyke Bomb: Nega-Gosalyn by Negaduck, as her Negaverse version was originally even nicer than Darkwing's Gosalyn. Negaduck ends up doing this to her again after her death.
- Also, this happened to Darkwing once by way of having his trons reversed. The end result - a pure evil Darkwing - is... scary.
- Catch Phrase: Gosalyn's Catch Phrase "Keen Gear" becomes a plot point in "Darkwing Duck Returns." In "The New Adventures" she gains an "I am the terror"-like catchphrase as well.
- Rowe has "I ain't your mate," which usually happens after he calls someone "mate."
- Christmas Episode: NADWD: Last Minute Crime Fighting
- The Confidant: Honker to Gosalyn, even before he becomes her sidekick and occasionally to his chagrin.
- Crapsack World: Several of the other universes - the Negaverse and especially the Negawing-verse in particular. The Warrior-verse is a dictatorial dystopia, but is implied to not extend past St. Canard (and is currently on the mend, as is the Negaverse).
- Crossover: Three with Ducktales, and later a fairly epic one with TaleSpin
- Darker and Edgier: This series treats things the original series would shrug off a lot more seriously and dramatically (for example, Amusing Injuries are all but gone - which makes things like Negaduck's over-the-top violence and threats a lot less comical), and though it still has a humor in it it's greatly downplayed.
- Deadpan Snarker: Just like the show, nearly everyone is a snarker - though special mention goes to Gosalyn (and Honker, when he's talking to Gosalyn).
- Demoted to Extra: Of a sort - the members of the Fearsome Five are a lot less prominent in the series, being more or less henchmen to Negaduck's growing empire rather than a team of mostly equally prominent supervillains with a particularly Bad Boss - they explicitly work for him, rather than with him. With the exception of the rare focus episodes that don't feature them doing Negaduck's bidding, most of them get much less prominence than they had in the show. Quackerjack barely features at all.
- Doorstopper: "The New Adventures of Darkwing Duck" is at 82 chapters and over a million words and is still not finished.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Thanks to Time Travel, Gigavolt appears being chased by Gosalyn's future self long before his actual origin episode in the series.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: In order to explain why Launchpad always calls him "DW," Drake is given the embarassing middle name of "Wilberforth," which not even Gosalyn knew.
- Fountain of Youth: This is revealed to be a side-effect of the super-energy source from the Five-Episode Pilot of Talespin. The downside is if used this way it becomes extremely addictive, and those separated from it undergo Rapid Aging to the age they are supposed to be.
- Friendly Enemy: Less emphasized, but it's there. Bushroot and Rowe get along very well with the heroes when given half a chance.
- Fun Personified: Frogduck, who was specifically designed to bring back a bit of the more fun, cartoony villainy from the show in the midst of the series' Darker and Edgier tone.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Honker eventually grows into one of these.
- Half-Arc Season / Rotating Arcs: The series initially runs like this - with a lot of mini-arcs rotating prominence via episodes, with a few oneshots thrown in, but it eventually coalesces into a single arc. Now that that arc is over, the series could go anywhere.
- Happily Adopted: A little boy named Charlie, by Darkwing's new love interest Christine.
- Happily Married: Morgana and Bob, at least until Bob is killed.
- Heel-Face Turn: The Elements, though only after losing their memories. Megavolt, Nega-Gosalyn (twice), and apparently the Dark Avenger.
- The Infiltration: Darkwing and Honker go undercover into an organized gang in order to figure out their connection to Steelbeak. Though the plan works without a hitch, they unfortunately use their real names - which comes back to bite them when S.H.U.S.H. is unable to stop the gang from getting revenge.
- In the Name of the Moon: "I am the terror..." naturally, but there's also Gosalyn's new intro as the Crimson Avenger - "I am the heir to the cape! I am _______. I am... the Crimson Avenger!"
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: The Elements end up losing their memories after their power runs dry. Also, Megavolt has been losing memories for years, though he ultimately accidentally fixes that.
- The Lancer: Gosalyn generally plays the role of Lancer to her father, while having Honker as her own Lancer.
- Legacy Character: Dark Avenger is this for Darkwarrior.
- Killed Off for Real: The Liquidator, of all people, suffers from this after pushing Negaduck too far. In addition, there's Darkwarrior Duck, Bob (Morgana's husband), a bunch of named characters from alternate universes, Negarian, Negawing Duck and Nega-Gosalyn (though she got better)
- Knight Templar: Darkwarrior Duck returns from an alternate universe, and it's eventually revealed that his version of Gosalyn is following down his footsteps. Also, Neutraduck - who feels the war between the Posiverse and the Negaverse is a blight upon the Multiverse, and decides to destroy both.
- Literal Split Personality: The Tron Splitter splits people into good and evil versions of themselves. When Megavolt uses it on himself, it creates the even more dangerous Gigavolt.
- The Masquerade: The Agency hides the existence of alien communications from the world.
- Mass Hypnosis: The end result of Negaduck's Evil Plan. He pulls off part of it for months, and nearly takes over the whole world before being stopped.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Bantamock for Honker, Agent Lupus to Agent Mia.
- Mirror Morality Machine: S.H.U.S.H. creates a devise similar to Megavolt's Tron Splitter (which can separate people into good and evil doubles), except it instead changes people from evil to good (or vice versa). It takes Darkwing himself getting adversely effected before they realize it's a bad idea.
- Mythology Gag: Similar to Negaduck, Negawing Duck starts out as a mirror morality'd Darkwing before being reimagined and reintroduced as a separate character from an Alternate Universe
- The Nicknamer: The Author, who is very fond of using nicknames for various characters even in narration. "Liki" for Liquidator, for instance, is pretty much used exclusively after his first appearance, by both the prose and all the characters themselves.
- Non Indicative Name: The Fearsome Five rarely has a total of five members at any given point. Negaduck refuses to change the name because he really likes it, but it gets up to seven members and currently only has three.
- No Immortal Inertia: Will happen to Kit and Don Karnage if they are ever separated from the sub-electron amplifier, which they are at the end of their storyline. The effect doesn't start immediately, but rapidly becomes painful. Interestingly, it isn't stated to be fatal in and of itself, but the longer a person has stayed immortal with it the more traumatic (and the greater risk of death) the experience will be.
- No Ontological Inertia: Wizards' spells dissipate when they die - this initially nearly makes thinks go horribly wrong when Bob dies during spoiler: Negaduck's invasion, but soon after is instrumental in stopped Negaduck's invasion, when all of the people he's mind controlled are freed once his wizard ally is killed.
- Obliviously Evil: Frogduck, who thinks people will thank him for setting the city on fire - since that way the winter cold won't bother anyone.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Vice President Norrin, who alongside his Agency would like nothing more than to take control of S.H.U.S.H. and oust Darkwing. He can, however, at least be counted on to (begrudgingly) give help when it's sorely needed.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Neutraduck. The Teryx.
- Omnicidal Neutral: Neutraduck again.
- Operation Jealousy: Gosalyn's former friend Jax is fond of trying to cause these between Gosalyn and Honker.
- Puppeteer Parasite: The alien cabbages return from the original series, and this time take over the Fearsome Five.
- Really 700 Years Old: Kit Cloudkicker and Don Karnage appear, looking as though they were still young even though they are past eighty years old thanks to some Applied Phlebotinum.
- The Reliable One: Honker, to the point where situations where he's not constantly acting in everyone's best interest are cause for alarm.
- Reluctant Ruler: NegaGosalyn after Negaduck's defeat in the most recently finished arc. She states several times that she doesn't want to take up her former guardian's position but it's the only way to stabilize the Negaverse.
- Revenge Before Reason: Dark Avenger is this personified. Also, there's Nanite - though his unreasonable schemes for vengeance end up accidentally giving him superpowers.
- Running Gag: Gosalyn constantly causing Charlie "Chuck," and ignoring him when he corrects her.
- Jax always getting punched in the face whenever she appears.
- Ship Tease: Foe Yay with Rowe and Quiverwing and more traditional with Crimson Avenger/Gosalyn and Techno/Honker, Darkwing/Drake and Christine and Launchpad and SHUSH agent Mia.
- Shout-Out: Plenty of references to Stargate SG-1, including an Expy show that Gosalyn is a fan of.
- Special Person, Normal Name: Bob the Wizard. DW is notably surprised.
- Time Travel: Comes into play occasionally, though the future version of Gosalyn is rather talented at annoying her past version by avoiding straight-forward answers.
- Verbal Tic: Rowe has a habit of ending his sentences with "-mate." Ironically, people doing the same thing to him is a Berserk Button of his.