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Recap / Darkwing Duck S 1 E 59 The Quiverwing Quack

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St. Canard has a new superhero — the Quiverwing Quack, aka Gosalyn Mallard. Quiverwing quickly becomes the darling of the city — and the object of Negaduck's new plan to shoot himself to the Public Enemy #1 slot.

This episode includes examples of the following tropes:

  • Adult Fear
  • Alliterative Name: Gosalyn's new persona is called the Quiverwing Quack.
  • Anti-Smother Love Talk: For certain definitions of "smothering." Gosalyn, as the titular superheroine, has been crime-fighting. However, Darkwing forbids her from doing so because he's afraid she'll get hurt. Launchpad gives Darkwing a talk he says his father gave him about how you have to let your children grow up and can't hold on too tightly.
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  • Banana Peel: Gosalyn actually trips on one of these while walking on a rope across buildings.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": "Q" was (briefly) for Quiverwing Quack; Darkwing Duck's daughter really wants in on the family business.
  • Damsel in Distress
  • Go to Your Room!
  • Knife Outline: Negaduck ends up pinned to a wall in his costume with arrows, but somehow escapes when Darkwing isn't looking — because he did the obvious thing to do when only the costume is pinned.
  • Pseudo Crisis: DW, Goslyn, Honker, and Launchpad are all hanging by a rope suspended between buildings. Negaduck cuts one end of the rope with a knife, our heroes start swinging towards the side of a building. Cue closeup of Darkwing's panicked face, cut to commercial... and when we return, they almost immediately crash into the building, followed by Negaduck cutting the opposite end of the rope and letting the heroes fall.
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  • Series Continuity Error: After Launchpad gives him a talk his father gave him about letting children grow up, Darkwing asks if his father really told him all that. Launchpad says, yes, right before he threw him out and told him to find a job. This is a blatant contradiction of the DuckTales (1987) episode "Top Duck", which revealed that Launchpad left home by himself in (perceived) disgrace after messing up a flight performance when he was a teenager.
  • Trick Arrow: Gosalyn's hero identity Quiverwing Quack. Among her trick arrows were glue arrows, boxing glove arrows, and at least one pencil sharpener
  • Would Hurt a Child: Negaduck falls under the category, as he marks Gosalyn (aka the Quivering Quack) as his target and tries to kill her, and even tries to feed her to a shark!
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