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In the wake of Launchpad's death, Darkwing goes to Duckberg to break the unpleasant news to his former employer.

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  • Angst: Darkwing feels guilty about his sidekick's death and swears he will never have another.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: Darkwing and Scrooge become slightly closer through their discussion about Launchpad.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: At the end, Scrooge picks up Launchpad's scarf, which Darkwing left behind, and hugs it as he cries.
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  • Dead Sidekick: Launchpad was killed while on the job with Darkwing.
  • Death Fic: The fanfic is about the reactions of Scrooge and Darkwing Duck to Launchpad's death in the line of duty.
  • Dies Wide Open: Launchpad dies with his eyes open. Darkwing closes them before having a breakdown.
  • Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: Scrooge clouts Darkwing with his cane, sensing that he's thinking about giving up, and scolds him for even considering dishonoring Launchpad's memory by not continuing with his good work.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Launchpad only has time to smile at Darkwing before succumbing to his injuries.
  • Like a Son to Me: Scrooge namedrops the trope when Darkwing awkwardly says that he knows Scrooge "cared for" Launchpad. It is revealed that Scrooge gave Launchpad a check when he left and instructed him to keep in touch.
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  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Scrooge reveals that Launchpad told him Darkwing's Secret Identity, which he never intends to tell.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Scrooge suspects that Launchpad somehow sensed he was going to die, because a few days before the incident he asked his old employer to look after Darkwing/Drake and Gosalyn.
  • Taking the Bullet: Launchpad was killed when he used himself as an avian shield to protect Darkwing from Steelbeak.
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