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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 Brainteasers (Flarg, Barada, Nikto & Talaya) 
Flarg Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Barada Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Nikto Voiced by: Richard Karron
Talaya Voiced by: Susan Tolsky

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.

  • 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.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Flarg and the others took over the bodies of cats and dogs. When he ordered Barada to take over Honker's body, Barada's host, a dog, was free of mind control and started chasing Flarg whose host was a cat.
  • The Ditz: Nikto isn't very competent, smart or savvy.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: Flarg hijacks all TV stations to deliver his ultimatum to the world.
  • The Dragon: Barada serves as the second-in-command.
  • Evil Brit: They all speak with British accents for some reason.
  • Evil Laugh: Flarg and Talaya are very good at their maniacal laugh.
  • Frame-Up: Flarg plans to cause mass destruction on various star systems and put all the blame on Honker.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Flarg wishes to conquer Earth.
  • Planet of Hats: Literally, as in everyone on their planet is an alien that resembles a hat.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: They are able to control people after latching onto their heads.
  • Revenge: In his second appearance, his plan for galactic domination include getting revenge on Honker by framing him.
  • Take Over the World: Flarg was initially interested in leaving the Earth. When he found out this planet has nuclear missiles, he decided to take over the world and add it to his empire.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Flarg and Talaya, once they conquer the galaxy.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Nikto is easily fooled by everyone's tricks because of his lack of intelligence and absence of savviness.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Pepper easily causes them to sneeze, which in turn will force them to lose control of their hosts.

    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.

    Cement Head 
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.

    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.

  • All Crimes Are Equal: And all punished with death. Or at least a life sentence.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: A parody of the concept. He's Darkwing Duck with a far more extreme attitude towards fighting crime.
  • 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He apparently wised up after Gos disappeared.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The disappearance of Gosalyn.
  • The Dreaded: The citizens of St. Canard are more afraid of him than of actual criminals. And the actual criminals themselves decided to run out of town when Darkwarrior Duck began his war on crime.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved:
    • Despite Darkwing having become ruthless as a vigilante (to the point where he's all but directly stated to have a massive body count), Gosalyn still tries to reach and redeem him, believing that on some level he's still her father. His love for her keeps her relatively safe (though he does throw her in prison after she pushes him a bit too hard), but doesn't much affect the way he treats others.
    • To a somewhat lesser degree, Darkwarrior's version of Launchpad still cares about him. He's clearly regretful that his former friend threw him out and when Darkwarrior softens upon seeing Gosalyn, he seems hopeful that things can go back to normal. However, he's (understandably) less trusting than Gosalyn that it's possible to reach whatever's left of Darkwing and knocks him out to protect her from him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Gosalyn tries to restore time to what it was meaning Darkwarrior Duck will not have existed, he becomes livid and tries to dispose of her. However, he ultimately can't bring himself to harm his surrogate daughter (who was the reason for him becoming a Knight Templar in the first place) and breaks down crying.
  • Evil Counterpart: From a Bad Future, showing what Darkwing himself would be like as a Knight Templar.
  • Expy: Essentially a Take That! to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
  • Future Badass: As evil as he is, you have to admit he's scarily more competent than the present Darkwing. He just ignored Joker Immunity completely and disposed of every major and minor bad guy in one move.
  • 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: A platonic example; Gosalyn's sudden disappearance set him off on his path toward evil.
  • Mecha-Mooks: He has an army of robots policing St. Canard.
  • Mood-Swinger: Being Darkwing's future self, Darkwarrior shares his trait of flipping from one mood to another quite rapidly. The problem is that now his mood swings are a lot more hazardous.
  • 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.
  • Something Person: He is a duck who is a dark warrior.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His costume has spikes on the shoulders.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He may rule St. Canard with an iron fist, but it's only for his now warped views of best intentions.
  • Worthy Opponent: When he finds out Quackerjack and Megavolt are in the future too he gets excited at the idea of finally fighting some actual villains again, and gets all disappointed and pouty when he also learns his attack drones have already captured them.

    Dr. Fossil 
Voiced by: Barry Gordon

A former paleontologist, Dr. Fossil was responsible for turning himself 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.


    Frequency Fiends 
Heatwaves Voiced by: Pamela Adlon
Lightwaves Voiced by: EG Daily

Three evil duplicates of Gosalyn representing the worst parts of her personality: Heatwaves (her anger), Lightwaves (her goofing off), and Radiowaves (her ego). Together, the 3 attempt to turn St. Canard into their personal playground, forcing Darkwing and Megavolt to team up to stop them.

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

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

    Isis "Icy" Vanderchill 
Voiced by: Sheryl Bernstein

A vain Rich Bitch who wanted to freeze her good 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. Her first appearance is in "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War."

    Jambalaya Jake 
Voiced by: Michael Gough

A thief and cajun hick who lives in St. Canard's sewers who has bested Darkwing more than once. He is aided by his gator, Gumbo and witch doctor grandmother, Granny Whammy (the latter offered her help for $10,000). He appears in the episodes "Can't Bayou Love" and "Double Darkwings".

  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair on his head and has no scruples against stealing from or threatening other people.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a full beard and is an unashamed crook.
  • Catchphrase: "I guarantee". Pronounced "gir-Awn-TEE"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not the brightest of Darkwing's foes, but once managed to brainwash Launchpad into turning on him.
  • Deep South: Jake embodies most of the stereotypes. Loud, rude, unhygenic, wears broken overalls, lives in a shack...
  • Funetik Aksent: Talks this way to go with his Cajun image.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: With a spell from Granny Whammy.
  • Leitmotif: A frenetic banjo tune.
  • The Napoleon: Short on stature, but big in plans.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Jake learned this the hard way when he didn't pay Granny Whammy her money.
  • Pint-Size Powerhouse: Quite a bit shorter than Darkwing, but strong enough to throw manhole covers like frisbees.
  • Ragin' Cajun: His major gimmick.
  • Wicked Cultured: Gumbo is this, but Jake is anything but.
  • Worthy Opponent: After getting flattened by one of the aforementioned manhole covers, Darkwing muttered "I'm beginning to get a grudging respect for Jambalaya Jake."

    Johnny T. Rex 
Voiced by: Chick Vennera

The leader of a Tyrannosaurus biker gang who terrorized the citizens of Duckbill-ville during the Cretaceous period.


    The King & Lamont 
The King Voiced by: Patrick Pinney, Jim Cummings (singing)
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 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 Name Given: None of them have distinct personalities let alone names.
  • Running Gag: They basically are the running gag.

    NegaDuck I 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

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

NegaDuck I pre-galvanization:

  • Abusive Parents: He threatens to ground Gosalyn into hamburger for breaking his statue of himself.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: 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, though NegaDuck goes more to the Light Is Not Good aspect.
  • 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.
  • Light Is Not Good: His evil costume is a lot lighter than Darkwing's dark costume and produced light blue energy.
  • 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...

    Ordinary Guy 
Voiced by: Rob Palillo

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

  • Badass Normal: The only guy without superpowers.
  • Cast as a Mask: He's initially voiced by Jim Cummings, until he throws his disguise away.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: When he found out his ray gun could work in reverse.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Ordinary Guy from planet Mertz is the only guy on Mertz with no powers. Because of this, the other superheroes on the planet have to constantly rescue him from dangerous situations. He grows sick of this, so he disappears, takes on a supervillain persona, Not-So-Ordinary Guy, and invents a large ray gun which steals the superpowers of all of Mertz's heroes. He justifies this by saying he is fed up with no privacy, no social life, and the beatings he takes. He asks Darkwing Duck "Surely you know what I'm talking about, I watch them do to you what they did to me". While Darkwing Duck is sympathetic and admits the other superheroes are pesky, he points out "You don't see me going bad." Ordinary Guy fires back "Maybe I like being a villain, Mr. High and mighty".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: To take on the supers.
  • Human Aliens: Like all inhabitants of Mertz, he has the distinction of resembling a human being instead of an anthropomorphic animal.
  • 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: Phil Hartman

An evil clown-like aberration who feeds on misery. Likes Gosalyn and Quackerjack for their prank playing.

  • 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.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: 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.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While still comedic, Rule of Scary puts him above the usual villains as far as threats posed.
  • Monster Clown: A clown-like demon that feeds on people's humiliation.
  • Perverse Puppet: When possessing Mr. Banana Brain.
  • Post-Modern Magik: 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.

    The Penguins 
Voiced by: Unknown

The trio of penguins who act as Tuskernini'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 Tuskernini require gestures from them to get the idea to tell the court that he was framed for crimes he committed.
  • No Name Given: Aside from Tuskernini addressing one of them as "Cecil" in "A Duck by Any Other Name", 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.

    Phineas Sharpe 
Voiced by: Jonathan Harris

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.
  • Scavengers Are Scum: He is an anthropomorphic vulture.
  • 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.

    Professor Moliarty 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

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

  • Beneath the Earth: Well, he is a mole.
  • Evil Genius: His crimes usually involve some sort of invention he made.
  • Expy: Of the Marvel Comics villain the Mole Man, but as an anthropomorphic mole; and named after Professor Moriarty, rival to the detective Sherlock Holmes.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He creates an invention for every evil plan.
  • Insufferable Genius: Constantly talks about how much of a genius he is.
    "Behold, the genius of Moliarty... it's amazing my brilliance doesn't blind people!"
  • Just Between You and Me: To Darkwing, much to his chagrin.
  • MacGyvering: Often invents stuff from whatever he can find.
  • The Napoleon: He is very short, but clearly has big ambitions considering he wants to conquer the surface world.

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

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

  • Applied Phlebotinum: She uses a special paint in her crimes.
  • Art Attacker: She fights by using her paint to either bring paintings to life or to create creatures to fight on her behalf.
  • Art Initiates Life: She can bring paintings to life.
  • Back from the Dead: She returns from death in the comics thanks to a portrait of her being done using ink from The Phantom Blot.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: She could easily make more money selling her invention legally than stealing paintings.
  • Evil Vegetarian: Mentions being vegan (and anti-gluten) in the Joe Books comic, which does not come as a surprise to Darkwing.
  • Idiosyncrazy: Painting-themed villainy.
  • Mad Artist: She is so obsessed with proving her superiority that her sanity is questionable.
  • Motor Mouth: Possibly invoked for effect, but those big words tend to fly off of her bill quickly.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: She is a duck with breasts.
  • Parody Product Placement: When she returns in the Joe Books revival of the comic book, Darkwing defeats her by trapping her inside a comic book ad for Mostess Veggie Pies, resulting in a spoof of how many Hostess ads in superhero comics from the 70's and 80's showed superheroes thwarting villains by offering Hostess products.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Her vocabulary is quite immense.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Turpentine, which melts her, and looks to have killed her...for a while.
  • Wild Hair: Her hair is black and spiky.

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.

  • Affably Evil: He is rather polite for a criminal.
  • Expy: His name evokes Toscanini, the famous musical conductor.
  • Falsely Reformed Villain: In "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatan" and "Adopt-a-Con", he pretends to change his ways in an attempt to shake off Darkwing's suspicions.
  • 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.
  • Wily Walrus: A supervillain walrus.

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