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One

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"I dream. I hope. I suffer. And that means only one thing... I am alive."

An artificial intelligence created by Everett Ducklair (the reason for his creation varies in Paperinik New Adventures and Pikappa) who resides in Ducklair Tower. Becomes the partner of Donald Duck's superhero persona, Paperinik, aiding him on his heroic missions.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0 "Evronians"


  • Affectionate Nickname: He and Paperinik have several for each other: his favorite seems to be "old cape".
  • Arbitrary Scepticism: Alien vampires, a scientist turned into a humanoid star and time-traveling thieves? Sure, why not. Magic? That's ridiculous.
  • Artificial Intelligence: In his own words, the most sophisticated ever built.
  • The Bus Came Back: He is reactivated at the end of PKNE #1 by Ducklair, who had apparently brought One's data with himself when he left Earth, but it takes PKNE #5 to finally return to Earth and be reunited with Paperinik.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: In the climax of PKNA #4 "Earthquake".
  • Colorcoded For Your Convenience: A soft green shade, as opposed to Two's sharp red.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like his partner.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego to Two's Id and Solomon's Superego.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Replaces Gyro as this.
  • Genius Loci: The Ducklair Tower is, for all intents and purposes, One's body.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Though he and Paperinik consider themselves partners.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When they first met, he did nothing to hide the fact he had no idea who Paperinik was.
    One: Why would I have let you in?
    Paperinik: You probably recognized me as the celebrated hero in the service of justice!
    One: You mean you are famous? I've never heard of you!
  • Not So Above It All: Just like everyone else in Duckburg, he's a fan of the soap opera "Anxieties".
  • Playful Hacker: One is able to enter almost every computer and he never does that without good reasons.
  • Projected Man: He holographically appears as a head in a sphere, a form he uses to make Paperinik feel comfortable when talking to him.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: In the opening pages of PK2, PK returns from a patrol only to find out that Ducklair has deactivated One. He is last seen in a video message left just before the shutdown, and not reactivated at the end of the series.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: To the frustration of Paperinik, One can get quite technical with his explanations.
  • Straw Vulcan: He had this problem in early issues, since his programming forced him to take the most logical decisions. He grew out of it during "Earthquake" when he learned that there is a difference between what is logical and what is right. In fact, during "Mekkano", he actually trusted Gorthan more than Paperinik.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the only one of Ducklair's artificial intelligences to not take after the mind he was based on.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Unknown to even Paperinik, in the future One has obtained a droid body and goes by the name of Odin Eidolon.
    • Paperinik finally finds out in PKNE #7 but it's soon revealed he's just a droid with a copy of the hero's personality, and it's deactivated by One immediately after. The true one is still in the dark about it.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: He can connect with virtually anything.
  • You Are Number 6: Which has lead to at least one Incredibly Lame Pun.

Odin Eidolon

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The person who One becomes in the future. Odin Eidolon is one of the most powerful and richest men of the 23rd century, and the owner of the biggest droid manufacturing factory; it's unknown to everyone that he himself is a droid. Can be regarded as a separate character from One, seeing as he's got a bit of Two in him.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #5 "Portrait of the Young Hero"


  • Bling of War: In the 2014 relaunch, the armor he's wearing while leading the resistance in the Bad Future is fairly golden.
  • The Determinator: He remembered and stayed alive for hundreds of years to exploit the Raider's propensity for Unsportsmanlike Gloating during his clashes with (and puckish escapes from) Donald so he could frequently bring him to justice in the 23rd Century.
  • The Dreaded: For some unexplained reasons, the Raider is terrified of him.
  • In the Hood: Disguises himself with a hooded robe in PKNA #12 and #34.
  • Identical Grandson: PKNE #7 reveals that by the end of the 23rd century he will have passed away and its business taken over by his nephew Eldon - of course, always One in a new body, ensuring a long line of Eidolons for the future.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Has shades of this, mostly related to his moderate smugness and dry humor. This is one side of him that is different from the original One, hinting at how he changed after absorbing a part of Two's personality.
  • Meaningful Name: Odin is Russian for "one", while Eidolon has several meanings that are fitting for him.
  • Multicolored Hair: Green and purple, for some reason.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: For good reasons, he's Paperinik's biggest fan.
  • Rebel Leader: Leads the resistance against the Evronians in the Bad Future where the enemy has taken over the planet.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: In fact, no one is aware he isn't organic.
    • This becomes a plot point in issue #48, which details his origin. His body is too much human, and therefore it can only be used by an equally "human" AI. Specifically, One had to learn what "evil" was by absorbing Two's remains before being able to be reborn as "Odin Eidolon".
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: "One" translated to Russian becomes "Odin".
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Unknown to even Paperinik, Odin Eidolon is the future version of One.
    • Paperinik finally finds out in PKNE #7 but [[spoiler:it's soon revealed he's just a droid with a copy of the hero's personality, and it's deactivated by One immediately after. The true one is still in the dark about it.]
  • Two Siblings In One: In order to become Odin Eidolon, One absorbed what was left of the dying Two, as a complete individual must consist of both good and evil. Downplayed with the fact that there was so little left of Two that One's 100% in control.
  • Uncle Pennybags: He used the space where the Ducklair tower used to be to create a park with special effects for all citizens.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Reprises this former role of his in PKNA #22 "Fragments of Autumn".

     Omega Chamber Custodian 

Omega Chamber Custodian

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"I don't want to hear you talk, I want to see you fight!"

An artificial intelligence created by Everett Ducklair, with a similar appearance to One, who was left in charge of the very secret Omega Chamber in Ducklair Tower. When PK uncovers this part of the tower, the custodian makes it his task to assist him against the new threats now that the hero stands without other allies, but also make him change his methods for dealing with these threats. Constantly berates PK for his way of doing things.

First appearance: PK New Era "Might and Power"


  • Artificial Intelligence: The third to be created by Everett Ducklair.
  • Colorcoded For Your Convenience: While One's green appearance signifies good, and Two's red appearance signifies evil, the custodian's blue appearance signifies neutral.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He and PK got along quite badly at first, but especially after taking the Hicks identity, he's been shown to be softening considerably, even starting to show some genuine friendliness towards PK. His defrosting can be considered completed by the end of PKNE #6, when once freed from Korinna's programming, he thanks PK, saying he's learned from him more than he could ever teach him.
  • Freudian Trio: His activation creates a belated one among Everett's three artificial intelligences with One acting as the Ego, Two acting as the Id, and Solomon himself being the Superego.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Replaces One as this in the new series, even if he and his partner don't exactly get along that well... It seems to be getting better over time, though.
  • The Mole: In PKNE #6 he's revealed to be one of Juniper and Korinna. He's not his fault or his will however, as Korinna had tampered with his programming some time before the events of PK2's last issue, before Everett brought them back to Corona, and he's forced to serve them. He appears to express some sorrow, even if he has to act that way; once freed, however, his regret is sincere.
  • No Name Given: He only introduces himself as the custodian of the Omega Chamber, and doesn't even seem to think names are important. When he makes himself a remote-controlled mechanical body to act as the new administrator of the Ducklair Foundation, he takes the name Solomon Hicks.
  • Not Wearing Tights: He has a low opinion of Donald's original superhero outfit and tries to give him a more "sensible" suit of Powered Armor to wear and fight with. Donald soon finds a way to alter it so that it resembles his original costume, cape and all.
  • Projected Man: Holographically appears as a head inside a diamond altering its shape.
  • Straw Vulcan: The custodian doesn't care much about what is right, but more about what is efficient.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: As PK's new partner, he holds this role.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He admits himself he knows very few ways to help around that don't involve violence. He also knows it's not enough, and he's branching out.

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     Lyla Lay 

Lyla Lay

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A journalist working for Channel 00, who in Paperinik New Adventures is secretly a droid from the 23rd century and an agent of the Time Police, deployed in the century the series takes place in. In Pikappa she's still a droid, but not from the future. The closest ally to Paperinik after One, and the female lead of the series.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0 "Evronians"


  • Action Girl: And the one to appear the most.
  • Alliterative Name: Lyla Lay.
  • Art Evolution: In early stories she had webbed feet like a classic Duck character, but most artists (including Claudio Sciarrone) soon started to draw her with human feet to give her more sex appeal.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Some of her outfits that are not her regular attire.
  • Berserk Button: In issue #3 "The Day of the Cold Sun", someone referred to Camera 9 as a "robot". Lyla crushed the door handle in a fit of anger.
  • Break the Cutie: IN PKNA #22 "Fragments of Autumn", Lyla has to face the guilt of shooting another timepoliceman, being the first droid ever to face a trial (where the prosecution tries to use her as proof that all droids are ultimately defective and should be destroyed), while some weird visions are messing up her programming.
  • The Bus Came Back: In-universe. In her first appearance in the New Era stories, we are told she has returned to Duckburg recently, after spending an unspecified amount of time, between the end of PK2 and the relaunch, working as a journalist abroad.
  • Demoted to Extra: In PK2. After Issue 9 she becomes more of a side character.
  • Depending on the Artist: She has been depicted from extremely sexy, especially when drawn by Sciarrone, to slightly macrocephalic (in the first issue) or an Amazonian Beauty. Generally Sciarrone's version is the most used, and the favorite among fans.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Lyla's death at the end of the Pikappa reboot is quite anticlimactic. She sacrifices herself to take out a mere total of four Evronians. Barely any time is spent mourning her loss.
  • Dude Magnet: Two humans and a fellow droid fall in love with her, and many others (including Paperinik and Urk) admit she is rather attractive.
  • Expy: To Lois Lane at first. However, apart from a similar name and profession, Lyla turns out to be something else entirely.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: It isn't shown very often, since One and Lyo would make it kinda redundant, but she built a gun able to deactivate other droids (and later easily modified it to erase Two) and a deflector shield to stop Korinna's Psychic Power.
  • Girl in a Box: In the Pikappa reboot, she is found deactivated in a box in an old factory. Luckily, the janitor who found her happens to be versed in super-science, and was able to "revive" her.
  • Juxtaposed Halves Shot: A shot like this happens in "Urk" when Lyla detects a tachyonic anomaly. One half showing her as normal, the other half being a more sinister looking silhouette.
  • Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Again, several characters find her beautiful or even love her. Her designer Leonard Vertighel loves her and thinks she's the perfect woman.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The biggest example of the first series, and she gets quite a few moments in Pikappa and New Era too.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Justified, since she is an android.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her most regular attire is completely pink. She may also wear other pink outfits from time to time.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Donald. She clearly trusts Donald more than anybody else (after all, he is one of the few that know her secret to not think she is just a machine), while the hero is worried that Daisy might become jealous of all the time they spend together.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: How could she blend in, otherwise?
  • Robot Girl: And an adorable one.
  • Robotic Reveal: Happens in Pikappa #2. She saves PK from a dinosaur robot, damaging her arm and showing her artificial nature.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: In PK2 she accepts a position as the head of Ducklair Enterprises Press Office. But when, in issue 8, Everett ask her of blame PK for some incidents, she quits on the spot ("I only did my duty towards the truth").
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Occurs every time Lyla doesn't agree with her superiors' policy.
  • Sexy Silhouette: When she changes from her normal clothes to her Time Police armor in the 1997 special.
  • Ship Tease: With Donald and One.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Her hair has gotten undone in certain dire situations.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Was the student to Tyrrel Duckard's teacher back in Time Ø when she was still training to be a time cop. They have a romantic relationship.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": When she gets to work with the best androids of the Time Police.
  • Time Machine: Like all the droids of the Time Police, she has one.
  • Time Police: Lyla is an agent of the Time Police, an organization from the future with agents in several key periods to avert history from being manipulated by time travelers. She is their agent for the end of the XX / beginning of the XXI century. In PK2, she is no more an agent because the microcontraption made time travel impossible.
  • Unfortunate Name: Her last name can be regarded as sexual.
  • Written-In Absence: In PKNA #29 "Metamorphosis", Lyla is absent during the award ceremony for the best journalist of the year, despite being on the list of candidates. It is mentioned by Angus Fangus that she's doing work out of town for the news channel.

     Xadhoom 

Xadhoom

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"No universe exists that's as big as remorse."

Once she was a scientist from the planet Xerba named Xado. Today, after an experiment she performed on herself, she is the super-powered being Xadhoom, who seeks vengeance on the Evronian Empire for having conquered her planet and enslaved her people. Becomes an ally to Paperinik, despite their first hostile encounter.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0 "Evronians"


  • '90s Anti-Hero: While her powers, look and attitude may qualify, her character is developed better than the average NAH.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Subverted; while she is an Energy Being and her physical appearance is malleable, it's not very different from her Xerbian look.
  • Action Bomb: If she lost control of herself, she'd become a nova and explode.
  • Action Girl: Unquestionably the biggest one in the series.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Paperinik usually calls her "Beautiful Eyes" ("Occhi Belli" in Italian). Becomes funnier when she is Brought Down to Normal and recovers her true look... Including her gorgeous emerald green eyes.
  • A God I Am: She delivered one when Xari told her he and the other Xerbians would find a way to bring her back to normal.
    Xadhoom: Why? Don't you like me like this? I am truly free! Free from all the needs torturing you! It's you who should become like me!
  • Alien Blood: As shown in a flashback, Xerbians have inky-black blood. How her blood looks like now, or if she even has any, is anyone's guess.
  • Aloof Ally: Especially at the beginning, she only cared for Paperinik as someone who could help her wipe out more Evronians.
  • Angst Nuke: Letting her rage free would cause one that would kill everybody in a vast area, including herself.
  • Anti-Hero: She isn't constricted by things like "moral code", "mercy" or trying to be better than the ones she is fighting.
  • Arch-Enemy: To the whole Evronian Empire.
  • The Atoner: To an extent: she blames herself for not listening to Xari and others Xerbians's warnings about the Evronians.
  • Apocalypse How: Capable of inflicting any level of this, up to Planetary: Class 5, depending on how much power she's willing to dedicate to the task.
  • Back from the Dead: In the 2016 story arc.
  • Badass Normal: She proved surprisingly capable of holding her own against Raghor, even without using her powers.
  • Badass Boast: After she ends up on an Evronian ship:
    Evronian: "The party has ended for you!"
    Xadhoom: "This is where you are wrong, Evronian! Look at me... I'm all alone, in the heart of an enemy base, surrounded by thousands of warriors! The party for me begins NOW!"
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Justified, as not needing to breathe is one of her powers.
  • Beautiful All Along: The one time she recovered her pre-mutation look, Paperinik found out she was gorgeous.
  • The Berserker
  • Beware the Superman: For the Evronians; she is possibly the most powerful being in the Universe and has a personal vendetta against them. Even Paperinik had to face this a couple of times, such as during their first encounter, or the time she was hallucinating.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She does it regulary, so much that both she and Paperinik start lampshading it.
    Evronian: "This time Paperinik is not here to save you!"
    Xadhoom: "Actually, it's usually the other way around!"
  • Big "NO!": When she returns to Xerba after the experiment. Also when she thought Paperinik had become a Coolflame.
  • Blood Knight: She greatly enjoys fighting Evronians and at times complains that it's almost too easy.
  • Book-Ends: The beginning of Xadhoom involved a dying sun, and her end involved a new-born sun. It ended the way it began...
  • Break the Cutie: From what we have seen in flashbacks, she used to be a nice and somewhat shy woman who loved dancing and the stars, and wished nothing more than avert the impending loss of energy of Xerba, with her slight arrogance justified by her being the greatest astrophysicist in Xerba's history (it's mentioned she beat the greatest achievement of her predecessor when she was much younger than him). Then, as she successfully completed an experiment to obtain an eternal power source (and becoming that power source), Xerba was invaded by the same aliens she had just signed a trading treaty with...
  • Brought Down to Badass: Happens in PKNA #28 due to the sight of a Coolflame that looked identical to Xari. At the end of the issue it's revealed she never lost her powers: it was the result of her wish the Evronian invasion of Xerba and her powers had never happened, and subconsciously acted on it when she saw that Coolflame. The Evronian Super Soldier convinced of having killed her was disintegrated shortly thereafter.
  • Burning with Anger: Not done very often, but yes.
  • Captured Super-Entity: The Evronians tried to do this to her multiple times. She always escaped, usually thanks to her powers and sometimes with Paperinik's help.
  • Casual Interstellar Travel: Averted: she doesn't do it for casual reasons, and intergalactic distances are portrayed accurately, making it all the more impressive that she can.
  • The Chessmaster: She did it just once, right before her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Combo Platter Powers:
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Xadhoom has the power of a sun inside her. Fighting her head-on is pointless, and should only be done when a distraction is needed.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Killing herself to become a sun and ensure her people's survival. As of New Era, it was revealed her death has been only apparent.
  • Did Not Get the Boy: Even after finding Xari and saving the Xerbians, she realized they were too different and that he would be happier with Xalya. She then went for her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Depending on the Writer: It's inconsistent in-between issues whether Xadhoom is composed of Pure Energy, a Mutant, or a mixture of matter and energy: Word of God says it's the latter, in-story Xadhoom claims to be the former, and the middle option is unlikely, as she's only referred to as that once, by an Evronian.
  • The Dreaded: The Evronians have a well-motivated fear of Xadhoom, considering she is an indestructible being with the power of a star inside her, and she's hell-bent on eradicating every last one of them.
  • Distracted by My Own Sexy: during "Metamorphosis", she spends a moment looking at at her reflection. Arguably Justified in that she had reverted to her pre-mutated state at the time.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Xadhoom is only briefly seen as a silhouette in the very first issue. Two issues later, she gets her proper introduction.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Xadhoom's introduction: she bursts through that wall and stars taking down the Evronians who got Paperinik cornered.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Xadhoom is Xerbian for 'creditor', and the Evronians owe her her homeworld and entire species (when told about the meaning of her name, PK admits that it explained everything, given his own issues with creditors). Notable because she acts like a creditor until the end, ceasing her hunt for every Evronians after blowing up their Worldship with their Emperor, the Imperial Senate and many of their best and brightest generals and scientists on it, and saving the survivors of her people.
  • Faking the Dead: In a short story, Xadhoom pretended to be dead by reducing her vital functions in order to get inside a spaceship she couldn't destroy from the outside.
  • Genius Bruiser: Xerba is a Planet of Hats where everybody is a kind of scientist, and she was the best astrophysicist in Xerba's whole history.
  • Genre Blind: Surprisingly, Xadhoom fails to consider that just maybe the Evronians' new gadget can actually affect her, something that has actually happened four times (the first being in her very first appearance, and the third right after she remarked they can't do anything to her). Not that she'll let it work again after being hit once, or will allow the fourth attempt to actually defeat her...
  • Go Out with a Smile: Musters one up when she's about to transform herself into a sun for her people.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her past self, that is.
  • Hallucinations: at the beginning of Shooting Star she is wounded by an Evronian superweapon: this causes her to mistake ordinary people (and Paperinik) for Evronians for most of the issue. Thankfully the kind of energy she uses to kill the Evronians is not lethal for earthlings.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She becomes a sun to allow her people to survive. She's inadvertently restored by the En'tomek when they try to absorb her, thinking she's a regular star.
  • Heroic Willpower: In Under a New Sun the Emperor of Evron had managed to capture her by holding the Xerbian survivors hostage, and his scientist were trying to torture her into exploding to use her as a perpetual energy source, but she resisted everything they tried with a smile. It even gets lampshaded by the Emperor when he realizes it...
  • Hot Scientist: Before her mutation. Also after it, though then we're also talking another kind of Hot entirely...
  • Human Alien: Subverted a bit; Xerbians have green skin, but are otherwise physically indistinguishable from humans. Played Straight after her mutation.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Her levels of power are more akin to a Cosmic Horror than the other characters, hero or villain, and a few panels make it evident that she has no internal anatomy. It sort-of says it all that when Zoster obtained her powers, he eschewed the whole Humanoid bit and went straight into borderline-Eldritch Abomination Galactic Conqueror territory.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: She is not above a bit of forceful interrogation of Evronians to find out what she needs to know.
  • I Gave My Word: After interrogating a number of Evronians, she lets them go because she promised they wouldn't come to any harm.
  • Immune to Bullets: Even when she is weakened, as shown in PKNA #17 "Shooting Star".
  • Improbable Weapon User: Whatever you do, don't let Xadhoom have a fork!
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Asks Xalya to take care of Xari before going off to her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Killed Off for Real: Subverted; her Heroic Sacrifice in PKNA #37 and the somber epilogue to her arc in #46 seemed to mean she was gone for good, although the existence of a virtual backup of her mind appeared to be the possibile mean of a future resurrection. Come PKNE many years later, and it's revealed she never really died.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Her favorite tactic is simply charging in and kill everybody, so it's difficult to convince her of a more subtle approach. It was already discussed in the first issue she appears.
    Xadhoom: "Don't you like a good "First I smash everything,then we talk" style entrance?"
    Paperinik: "To make them escape?"
  • Let's Dance: While she was still Xerbian, Xadhoom loved dancing. After her transformation, "Let's dance!" became one of her battle cries.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: A one-sided case the first time she meets Paperinik: he wants to thank her for saving him from the Evronians; she wants to kill him because she thinks he is an Evronian.
  • Literal-Minded: On one occasion she was on Earth masked as a human, and Angus, after taking her sunglasses, cried "Blow me down!". Xadhoom delivered a Megaton Punch.
  • Living Battery: She intended to become this for the Xerbians.
  • Made of Explodium: Exploding, and reforming, is one of her powers.
  • Meaningful Name: Xadhoom is Xerbian for "creditor", and she intends to have the Evronians pay what they owe.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Her mutated form has these. Her original Xerbian form has startling green eyes.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Raghor in PKNA #28 before blowing him up.
  • The Needless: She doesn't need air, food or sleep, considering she is the embodiment of a sun.
  • The Noseless: As a side effect of her mutation, she lost her nose and ears.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: When Paperinik declared they would have defended Duckburg together, she replied with this:
    Xadhoom: I'm not here to defend anyone! I just want to purge that Evronian scum from the universe.
  • One-Woman Army: On one occasion she fought three Evronian battlefleets, using everything they had from warriors with personal weapons to the most powerful guns of the Empire and the one weapon that had ever left Xadhoom helpless. Five pages later, the half-dozen survivors are running like they were pursued by an angry goddess (they were, in a way) as soon as they're given the order to retreat. And that weapon capable of defeating Xadhoom missed due to her altering her body, and she disintegrated it soon afterwards.
  • Outside-Context Problem: For the most part, Paperinik either faces human-level opponents, or low-level superhumans. The change in the status quo that motivates the existence of Paperinik New Adventures is the sudden invasion of Earth by a highly advanced galactic empire — and with them, a super-powered alien named Xadhoom hell-bent on their destruction.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: She is as ruthless as the Evronians she is fighting, if not more.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: With the level and variety of her powers, she can obliterate everything from astroships to planets.
  • Physical Goddess: She is one of the most powerful beings in Paperinik's universe. She is not entirely physical, though: it's frequently implied, and sometimes outright shown, that the wild-haired, green-eyed vaguely-human, er, Xerbian-looking body is only a temporary and redundant shell, that Xadhoom can easily alter and reconstruct as she sees fit.
  • Power of the Sun: Or strong solar associations, anyway.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Goodbye Evron. With this, we have closed accounts".
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Started one against the Evronians when they conquered her planet.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: For most of PKNA #28.
  • Ship Tease: If she wasn't so determined to find her boyfriend Xari, you might think she was a Tsundere for Paperinik. She also kisses him in PKNA #17.
  • Slasher Smile: What her enemies may see before she destroys them.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She is often angry, callous and abrupt. Considering her adult life has been such a tragedy, she is also deeply hurt.
  • Squishy Wizard: Xadhoom's physical attributes are relatively weak compared to her matter/energy manipulation powers. She is still a superhuman, but her strengths lie in her more esoteric powers.
  • Superpower Meltdown: If Xadhoom loses control, she turns into a literal supernova.
  • Survivor Guilt: She has shades of this, especially when she found a recording on one of the Xerbian spaceships.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: Very few situations credibly threaten her. But damn if it isn't entertaining to watch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Suffice to say, Xado took a monumental one.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As Xado she was a nice and somewhat shy woman. As Xadhoom... she isn't. At all.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bicarbonate. She doesn't really need to eat, but her usual diet (thermonuclear processings) gives her "stomach burns".
  • Tranquil Fury: It's not apparent due the fact she's always killing Evronians in the most painful way she knows while thinking how to make their deaths more humiliating, but a short story showed her allowing a tiny bit of hatred and rage flow free for a single instant, and kill by indigestion an Evronian cyborg capable to harness the energy of the emotions of everyone in the area. That's how we know she's in Tranquil Fury, that and the fact she ever went in Unstoppable Rage for a single instant she'd become a nova and destroy a solar system.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: If she lost control of her powers she'd become a nova and then a black hole: One theorized it could suck Earth in.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She is this with Paperinik. He sometimes tries to have Xadhoom not so obsessed on her revenge, and jokingly nicknames her "beauty eyes" due to her monochromatic green eyes.
  • Walking the Earth: Xadhoom can go pretty much wherever she wants in the Universe, and spends most of the time just flying around and blowing up Evronians wherever she finds them.
  • Was Once a Man: Xadhoom used to be a Xerbian before an experiment turned her into the embodiment of a sun.
  • When She Smiles: Xadhoom is depicted as quite beautiful when she smiles in a genuinely amused way.
  • Willfully Weak: While she's frequently portrayed as invincible, as Zoster demonstrates, she is more than capable of manipulating matter and energy on a near-cosmic scale. However, this is Justified; as Zoster also demonstrates, this comes with a dangerous loss of self-control, which they need, in order to remain coherent.
  • Women Are Wiser: Inverted: Xadhoom is prone to anger and will gladly jump in danger without a second thought, so it's Paperinik who must act as the reasonable one.
  • World's Strongest Woman: If not of the universe.

     Camera 9 / Stefan Vladuck 

Camera 9 / Stefan Vladuck

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"Once I was very curious..."

One of the cameramen of Channel 00, often ridiculed for how he comes off as a robot. Nobody knows that his real identity is Stefan Vladuck, who used to be a famous photographer back in the day.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0 "Evronians"


  • A Day in the Limelight: His Stefan Vladuck persona in PKNA #16 "Extraordinary Maintenance".
  • Badass Longcoat: He uses it when he is not working.
  • Demoted to Extra: You won't get much of Camera 9 in PK2 and Pikappa. And even in New Era stories so far, for that matter.
  • The Faceless: With his camera helmet as Camera 9 and with his fedora as Vladuck.
    • His face was shown for the first time in PK Tube #4 in 2016. In fact, The Reveal of that short story is that the duck Angus presumes to be an archivist is in fact Stefan.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Wears a fedora as Vladuck and is clearly able to kick ass, as he took out a robot with his bare hands. Apparently this is experience from fighting frigging tanks in the past.
  • Hidden Depths: Very hidden: he feels that television has ruined his work as photographer, and feels like a robot working as a cameraman.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Photographer, rather. Has covered wars. Even to this day, he still does investigations in his free time.
  • The Stoic: He can keep it together even when facing some really strange things.

     Everett Ducklair 

Everett Ducklair

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"Argh! I did it again!"

Genius inventor and billionaire industrialist with an unknown past. Due to his nasty habit of creating weapons of mass destruction, he left Duckburg and became a monk at the monastery of Dhasam-Bul to rid himself of his habit, though he'd return to his city should trouble arise. He is also a martial artist. And practically a magician. And an alien with psychic powers.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0 "Evronians"


  • Adaptational Wimp: In Pikappa he doesn't have any of his mystical abilities or martial skills. Or his psychic powers. Although his few side-stories imply that he would eventually go against PK and One as a Knight Templar.
  • All Monks Know Kung-Fu: He retired in a monastery to once again find the "best part of him". There he also learned martial arts.
  • Ambiguously Evil: In PK2. Turns out he's just irrational.
  • Archenemy: To Moldrock. It comes with taking him down and sealing him away without telling him it was to save his life.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Juniper after she became the new queen of Corona and proved herself a far worse ruler than Moldrock.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In #48, "The Parts And The Whole".
  • Benevolent Alien Invasion: More like an escape, really...
  • Big Brother Is Watching: He set up an antennae network throughout the city that would allow him to read everyone's thoughts in hopes of finding his missing daughter, but had to destroy it when he learned that other people could use it too and for much more sinister aims.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: And they seem to be hereditary.
  • Big "NO!": When he returned to his crashed ship, discovering what had happened to his daughters.
  • But Now I Must Go: Twice; first when he went to Dhasam-bul, and second, when his daughters became too much of a threat to him and the world, since they planned to conquer it and transform Earth into a new Corona.
  • Cincinnatus: Could have easily taken over Corona after defeating Moldrock, but instead installed the queens and got back to his research to control the Black Beam and use it for good.
  • The Chessmaster: Even more so than his daughters.
  • Easy Amnesia: Caused by his crash on Earth. He retains his memories after seeing his spaceship.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After becoming a Rebel Leader for the second time, he started sporting longer hair and ties it in a bun.
  • Fiction500: His inventions have made him a billionaire.
  • Fugitive Arc: Has one in New Era since his daughters run Corona.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented the majority of Paperinik's new gadgets. Although he retired to cure himself of his compulsion to build apocalyptic weapons in every new invention.
  • Happily Adopted: When he arrived on Earth and lost his memory, Everett was taken in by Anchor and Evinta McGregor. They were decent folk.
  • Hero Antagonist
  • Hero with an F in Good: He can't be defined as outright evil, but he's absolutely putrid at being a good guy. The story begins with him exiling himself to try and cure this character trait of his (it doesn't work) and way before it started his overthrowing of an alien tyrant resulted in someone worse taking his place.
  • Human Alien: Duck alien, technically.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: He built One just to have someone smart enough to talk to.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: He become skilled in martial arts and in magic while at Dhasam-bul.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Thanks to his psychic powers, he learned Paperinik's Secret Identity in PK2 #1. Later in the series, he uses a ray on himself to forget it, as a "thank you" to the hero for saving his daughter.
  • Mad Scientist: But not by choice.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: He's a non-malevolent psychopath whose solutions to problems are objectively sound, but are ultimately of dubious morality. For instance, to help "fix" a busted Duckmall sound system, he genuinely believed it would be more beneficial and efficient if the music that poured out of it would subtly influence visitors (that is, brainwash them) to buy products in the various stores and to feel immense satisfaction in their purposes irregardless of initial want or need.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Combined with Vicious Cycle, Everett tends to regret the fallout from his rash actions almost immediately, but the measures he takes to try and atone often create new problems later down the line for him to feel sorry about and so on and so forth.
  • Older Than He Looks: He was mistaken for a late teenager/young adult when he crashed on Earth, despite already having two daughters.
    • Really 700 Years Old: Lived for generations in a special chamber that kept him from aging to have the chance to study Moldrock and the Horde to Depower them and use the Black Beam for good.
  • Psychic Power: Like everybody on his planet.
  • Reality Warper: While in possession of the Book Of Destiny he could literally rewrite history as he wished. In the end he simply opted to take Lyla back to the present.
  • Rebel Leader: "The Black Beam" reveals he was one in his youth and took down Moldrock and the Horde's rule of Corona. In "The Mark of Moldrock" he reveals he became one again to fight the corrupt regime of the queens.
  • Science-Related Memetic Disorder: What caused him to build so many superweapons.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Mostly of the PK2 plot is about Everett Ducklair' story and the relationship with his two daughters.
  • Super Intelligence: He makes Gyro Gearloose seem like an amateur.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In PK2 he is more antagonistic toward Paperinik asking him of stay away from his affairs. Indeed, he kicked him out from the Ducklair Tower and even attempt to erase his memory.
  • Trickster Mentor: Had to deal with one in the monastery, and it's shown he'd become one in the future.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he's an alien doesn't become apparent until you get into PK2 and learn his backstory.

     Urk 

Urk

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"KJAYA-OOOOOH!"

An Iroquois warrior from an alternate dimension where the red people are more technologically advanced. Ends up trapped in Paperinik's dimension and afterwards he becomes an ally to the hero, though they fought each other in the beginning. In Pikappa, however, Urk is an alien and a Guardian of the Galaxy.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures 1997 Special "Missing"


  • Animorphism: In Pikappa, Urk is able to transform into a bear made out of energy.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Toward his sister Zeryn.
  • The Big Guy: He considers that Lyla might be as strong as him, but he is much more physical.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: In one issue he's overjoyed because he has finally returned to his own dimension, thus he hugs Paperinik. Cue crunching sound.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was planned from the very beginning, with a sketch of him in the extra pages of #0. He made a brief, silent appearance in the 1997 Special, and was introduced in the series proper a few months later.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: In Pikappa, Urk has the ability to turn into a bear made of energy.
  • Fish out of Water: What happens when you are from another dimension with different history.
  • Gentle Giant: He is sensitive, friendly and fun to be around.
  • Human Alien: In Pikappa, Urk is an alien.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Inverted. He defeated the girl (a warrior from his dimension) but he knows she let him win.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Despite his nostalgia for his home, he learns pretty quickly how things work (and he even gets a job) while trapped in our dimension, though.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He does not react well when he finds out she got a boyfriend while he was in another dimension.
  • Only One Name: As far as we know.
  • Put on a Bus: He return in his world in PKNA #24.
  • Spider-Sense: As a result of his intense training, he can detect when someone is about to attack him or, in case of more than one attacker, who is going to strike first.

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     Mary Ann Flagstarr 

Mary Ann Flagstarr

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An agent of the PBI (Paperopoli Bureau of Investigation)note , who is very cooperative with our hero.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #4 "Earthquake"


  • Action Girl: She can deck people far bigger than her.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Since she is a Funny Animal, it's difficult to tell if she is supposed to be Afro-American or not.
  • Badass Normal: Ready to take on everything with just her gun and her fighting skills.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Teams up with her brother Ziggy from time to time.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: After a nasty first encounter, she regularly asks Paperinik's help for things out of her jurisdiction.
  • Cool Shades: Even if she keeps them more on her head than on her beak.
  • Cameo: She is briefly seen in the last issue of Pikappa.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Ziggy's foolish.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her black hair's got purple highlights. Or maybe it is supposed to be purple...
  • Long Bus Trip: Doesn't appear in the sequel to PKNA, due to her being away on a fifteen-year-long mission. Never got to reappear because of the series being Left Hanging.
  • FBI Agent: She is an agent of the PBI, the comic's equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Doesn't insist on knowing the true identity of the mysterious alien (actually Xadhoom), since she realizes there are some things she would rather not know.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears one in PKNA #35.

     Abraham Lincoln Wisecube 

Abraham Lincoln Wisecube

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"Access to everything that could teach you something about how the world works should be unlimited and complete."'

An U.S. Army General who is quite opposed to many of the army's conducts, especially their negotiations with the Evronians.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #6 "Spores"



     Rangi Fangus 

Rangi Fangus

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Leader of a Maori clan in New Zealand. She's also Angus' mother.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #7 "Invasion!"



     Xari 

Xari

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"Doesn't matter what happens, I'll never allow for the drop of our orbital defenses"

Xadhoom's boyfriend and, just like her, one of the political leaders of planet Xerba. Tried to warn Xado of not trusting the Evronians, but the young woman refused to listen to him. He then elaborated a plan to save as many Xerbians as possible, and stayed behind to allow them to flee. He was spared and later the Evronians asked him to find a way to stop a certain Physical Goddess... He accepted, not realizing whom he was tracking down, in order to use his influence over the Evronians to keep them away from the survivors of his people.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #0/3 "Xadhoom!"


  • A Day in the Limelight: We get to see a bit more of him in the issue about the fall of Xerba. And even more in the "Xadhoom Trilogy".
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the highest political figures of his planet (and therefore one of the smartest), he has no problems with defending himself when the Evronians attack.
  • Batman Gambit: He accepted to work for the Evronians only to keep them far away from the remaining Xerbians.
  • Cassandra Truth: Xari's misgivings about shutting down Xerba's orbital defences were ignored — much to the planet's detriment.
  • Dramatic Irony: He declares that the "mysterious creature [Xadhoom] didn't mean nothing to me!" If only he knew...
  • Early Installment Weirdness: at the end of PKNA #35, he briefly appears looking as a Coolflame. This is due to a scrapped idea from an early draft of the issue, which would have introduced aliens subjected to a special coolflamization process that preserved their intelligence but left them obedient to the Evronians.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He led a handful of soldiers to defend three ships with the last group of Xerbians still free and gets captured. He surprisingly wasn't killed or reduced to a Coolflame, since Gorthan realized his intellect could be useful to the empire.
  • Identical Stranger: Paperinik and Xadhoom once met a Coolflame that looked exactly like him. He was actually from another planet, but the process of coolflamization modified his face enough to fool them for a while.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes the Evronians are heading for the planet where the few last Xerbians found a new home.
  • Only Sane Man: Subverted. At first it seemed he was the only one opposing Xado's idea to welcome the Evronians, but in the issue regarding the fall of Xerba we see others politicians were on his side, enough that the Evronians had to replace one with a shapeshifter to win the decisive vote.
  • Reverse Mole: Working for the Evronians while actually defending his people.
  • Second Love: Xalya.
  • Walking Spoiler: If all that blank space wasn't a good enough hint for you.
  • Wham Line: That let us know he is alive, well and working for Evron.

     Zigfried "Ziggy" Flagstarr 

Zigfried "Ziggy" Flagstarr

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Ziggy works as an errand boy for Channel 00. He was originally going to join the PBI along with his sister Mary Ann, but left before taking the final exam because he didn't like all the secrecy.

First appearance: Paperinik New Adventures #3 "Day of the Cold Sun"


  • Almighty Janitor: Trained to become a PBI Agent, took a job as an errand boy for Channel 00. And rose in the ranks until becoming the director of the channel's news program.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In the same vein of his sister.
  • Ascended Extra: Ziggy would pretty much just be this background character walking around the offices of Channel 00 until PKNA #29.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Teams up with his sister Mary Ann from time to time.
  • Demoted to Extra: In PK2 and Pikappa, he returns to being this guy who just walks around the offices of Channel 00, whereas before he had received a bit of characterization. He gets a cameo in Might and Power and may be seen more again in the future, since in the years while PK was inactive he's become director Channel 00 News.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Mary Ann's responsible.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Nobody ever calls this guy Zigfried.

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     Mortimer Bloom 

Mortimer Bloom

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The leader of the Starcorp team at Duckmall Center.

First appearance: PK2 #1 "Ducklair"


  • Benevolent Boss: Not only he is always friendly and understanding, but he also goes the extra mile to help his employees.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Almost a standard for the older males of this series.
  • Furry Baldness: It's rarely seen, however, since he is almost always drawn with his hat on.
  • Goofy Suit: Once had to go to work in a kangaroo costume instead of the regular security guard uniform.

     Tempest Gale 

Tempest Gale

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"There is no end, if the memories live. And some hurt more than others."

One of Donald's friendly Starcorp colleagues at Duckmall Center. She has a fair amount of experience when it comes to combat and weapons from her days in the private paramilitary force Seaducks.

First appearance: PK2 #1 "Ducklair"


  • A Day in the Limelight: PK2 #14 "The Last Hunt".
  • Action Girl: Was a member of a Navy Seal expy and can still give a super soldier a run for his money.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Tem and Tempy are used by some of her friends.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: I mean, "Tempest"?
  • Badass Normal: Anyone who isn't immediately killed by The Predator surely qualifies.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In PK2 #14 "The Last Hunt" and the 2001 Special.
  • Biker Babe: A motorbike is her mean of trasport.
  • Break the Cutie: Her backstory as a member of Seaducks. She was sent on a mission, betrayed by her commander and lost her best friend. Becomes completely broken down when her past comes back to haunt her.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Short, surly, but ultimately good-natured if you can get past her acid-tongued sense of humor and awful musical abilities. She's basically a female version of Donald although the species divide helps mask it (at one point, she was originally going to be a duck). Furthering this distinction is the fact that she lives in a houseboat like Donald does in some continuities.
  • Dreadful Musician: Donald certainly isn't impressed by the music of her and her band, Impact. Neither is her neighbor, referring to her practicing as a racket.
  • Goofy Suit: Once had to go to work in a giraffe costume instead of the regular security guard uniform.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Does at times wear a leather jacket.
  • Houseboat Hero: The boat's the uncool kind, mind you.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse / Little Miss Badass: One of the shortest female characters in the series (usually, depends on the artist). She's highly skilled both in close combat and weapons, and was once a member of Seaducks, a Navy Seals expy.
  • Sitting on the Roof: Does this during PK2 #14.
  • Your Size May Vary: And face. Given the number of artists who worked on PK2 and the newness of her character, the only consistent part of Tempest's design is that she's always taller than Donald. It's most notable when you contrast how she looks on the cover of PK2 #6 and how she looks like in the book itself.

     Rupert Potomac 

Rupert Potomac

One of Donald's friendly Starcorp colleagues at Duckmall Center. Big and shy, he has crush toward Stella Nice, a sales clerk.

First appearance: PK2 #1 "Ducklair"


  • Cannot Spit It Out: He has some difficulty in confess his love to Stella until the last issue of PK2.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: For a time he thought Donald was trying to steal Stella from him, while in truth he was helping Rupert in getting closer to her.
  • Gentle Giant: Normally, he is a good and altruist guy. Until you don't touch Stella.

     Lyonard D'Aq 

Lyonard D'Aq

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An old-timer who used to assist a different superhero in the old days, today assisting Paperinik. Lives in the old abandoned factory Century. Takes the role of One in PK2 to some extent, by providing the hero with gadgetry and a refuge.

First appearance: PK2 #2 "Just a Little Fear"



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