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The characters list for Darkwing Duck.

The Main Characters

These are the characters that revolve around Darkwing and his inner circle. They are seen the most throughout the show.

Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard


  The series' protagonist is the egotistical yet clever hero of St. Canard. He works freelance on some for the spy organization S.H.U.S.H., but otherwise seems to have no other job but as a crime fighter. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

Tropes associated with Darkwing:

 "Let's Get Dangerous"

"Suck GAS, evildoer!"

"Yep, yep, yep."



"Singed, but triumphant."

"I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am the (noun) that (does something unpleasant). I am Darkwing Duck!"

Launchpad McQuack

  Darkwing's sidekick, pilot and back-up Darkwing. Since he never changes his clothing when he goes crime fighting with Darkwing, it's a wonder why they don't know who he is. Formerly worked for Scrooge McDuck in Duckburg.

Tropes associated with Launchpad:

Gosalyn Mallard

  Drake's adopted daughter, she's a spunky, thrill-seeking trouble maker. She often goes on Darkwing's missions even though he normally wants her stay home, where she's safe. She never cleans her room.

Tropes associated with Gosalyn:

 "Keen gear!"

"Cool beans!"

"Major league impressive!"

Herbert "Honker" Muddlefoot Jr.

  The youngest son of Drake's neighbors and Gosalyn's best friend. Honker has a high IQ and has helped Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn many times using it. He is also shy and tries to get Gosalyn to listen to her dad, normally to no avail.

Tropes associated with Honker:

The Justice Ducks

When the Fearsome Five formed to take over St. Canard, Darkwing had to put his ego aside (but not before throwing a tantrum about wanting to be the only superhero in the city and being beaten by the Fearsome Five three times) and form a Five-Man Band of unique individuals to face them. The team itself only appears in the two parter "Just Us Justice Ducks" but the members make other appearances in the show.

Gizmo Duck/Fenton Crackshell

  The high-tech hero of Duckburg who is Launchpad's old work friend, Fenton, an accountant for Scrooge McDuck. Darkwing, a Hero with Bad Publicity in St. Canard, is jealous of how Gizmo Duck is universally accepted and trusted by the city. In turn, Gizmo Duck doesn't like Darkwing's vigilantism. Despite this however, they work well together, when they put the petty stuff aside.

Tropes associated with Gizmo Duck:

Morgana McCawber

  A sorceress and former CEO of "McCawber's Mushrooms" who shared a mutual attraction with Darkwing. Initially, she was a criminal, but eventually reforms, becomes Darkwing's girlfriend and earns his trust learning his secret identity.

Tropes associated with Morgana:


  A former duck janitor transformed into a stegosaurs by the Mad Scientist Dr. Fossil. Well meaning and friendly, Stegmutt is also powerful, destructive, gullible and pretty clumsy.

Tropes associated with Stegmutt:

 "Oh Boy!"

"Oops, sorry."


  Originally a regular fish who was transformed by toxic chemicals, she was angered at St. Canard for polluting the ocean. She initially sought her Revenge, but came to terms with Darkwing, who is helping to keep trash out of the ocean. She controls sea creatures buy playing a song through a conch shell and also wields a trident.

Tropes associated with Neptunia:


A peacekeeping super-secret organization headed by J. Gander Hooter, trusted with handling international affairs - usually involving their primary foe, F.O.W.L. - that the regular authorities cannot. When S.H.U.S.H. is in need of a more unorthodox solution, they bring in Darkwing Duck. The organization is so secret that not even its leader knows what "S.H.U.S.H." stands for.

J. Gander Hooter

  The head of S.H.U.S.H. who brings Darkwing Duck in on several F.O.W.L. missions.

Tropes associated with J. Gander:

Agent Vladimir Grizzlikof

  The head agent of S.H.U.S.H. who clashes with Darkwing on how to handle F.O.W.L.. He is the antithesis to Darkwing, operating strictly and uncompromisingly by the S.H.U.S.H. handbook.

Tropes associated with Grizzlikof:

Dr. Sarah Bellum

  A scientist and inventor who is the head of S.H.U.S.H.'s research division. Somewhat absent-minded and slightly sadistic, her ultimate goal is to win the Nobel Prize for her inventions.

Tropes associated with Dr. Bellum:

Derek Blunt

  S.H.U.S.H.'s greatest secret agent, who didn't believe in using gimmick and gadgets in the line of duty.

Tropes associated with Derek:

Other Allies

Other characters that Darkwing has worked with.

Comet Guy

  A humanoid Superhero who lives on Mertz, a planet of superheroes with only one "ordinary guy" to save. Initially, he was a failure due to his lack of intelligence and his weakness, when hearing a bell ring, he dances uncontrollably until he hears a whistle. Darkwing trains him to turn his weaknesses into strengths and save the day.

Tropes associated with Comet Guy:

Goose Lee

  Darkwing's master in Quack Fu, who is at first disappointed at him for not learning the "belly bounce" technique and for using gadgets and weapons to fight with. He was corrupted by money and fame and tried to use a dragon in his plans to take over Kung Pow city. Darkwing stops the dragon in the end using the "belly bounce" and earns his master's respect.

Tropes associated with Goose Lee:


  When Darkwing was accidentally zapped by Megavolt's tron splitter, he was separated into purely good and purely evil halves. The good half was nice to a fault. However, after being galvanized via another zap from the tron splitter, he ends up becoming supercharged and able to save the day even with his pacifistic tendencies. Was remerged with NegaDuck I back into the regular Darkwing. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

Tropes associated with PosiDuck pre-galvanization:

Tropes associated with PosiDuck post-galvanization, in addition to most of the above:

The Muddlefoots

The neighbors in Drake/Darkwing's Moebius Neighborhood and Honker's family. Unlike Honker, they're really aren't that bright; otherwise they would have discovered that their neighbor was Darkwing Duck a long time ago. With the exception of Honker, Drake cannot stand them, while Gosalyn and Launchpad don't seem to mind them.

Herbert "Herb" and Binkie Muddlefoot

  A loving but oblivious couple that lives next door to the Mallards. Herb is a Quackerware (their version of Tupperware salesman) and Binkie's a homemaker. Herb also loves to barbecue and watch his favorite show "Pelican's Island". They are very friendly but also unintentionally intrusive and unaware how much of a brat their oldest son, Tank is.

Tropes associated with Herb and Binkie:

  • Berserk Button: Herb, of all characters, is shown to have one in "The Merchant of Menace" when facing off against evil salesman Weasel Loman

 Weasel: "Quackerware's a tenth rate product! It took me to realize its true potential!"

Herb: "You can disgrace yourself, and you can disgrace me, Weasel. But when you start messin' with Quackerware, that's it for old Herb Muddlefoot! Come on!"

Tankard H. "Tank" Muddlefoot

  He is a really mean little boy, which is something his parents fail to realize. Honker is his usual target, but he has also been known to make fun of Gosalyn and attack Drake.

Tropes associated with Tank:

The Fearsome Five

A Five-Bad Band formed by NegaDuck with four of Darkwing's most recurring/dangerous villains to takeover St. Canard. Despite getting beaten by the Justice Ducks, they still work together at times, but become more of a Big Bad with his bumbling Quirky Miniboss Squad.



  He is Darkwing's Evil Counterpart from a Mirror Universe which he has taken total control. Now he seeks to take over Darkwing's world and be Public Enemy #1, but can never seem to beat out Dr. Slug for the top spot. Not to be confused with the first NegaDuck, referred to here as NegaDuck I (With this one being referred to as NegaDuck II when discussing both NegaDucks.). Voiced by Jim Cummings.

Tropes associated with Negaduck:

  • Abusive Parent: There's a chilling but subtle indication that he's this to the Negaverse's version of Gosalyn.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He steals all the Fearsome Five's powers in "Jail Bird".
  • Arch Enemy
  • Ax Crazy
  • Badass Normal: Leads a team of super villains where 3/4 of them have powers, and the other has dangerous gadgets, and he puts the fear into them regardless.
  • Berserk Button: Do not remind Negaduck that he's only the #2 villain in St. Canard, behind Dr. Slug.
  • Big Bad
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: When compared with Darkwing. Only visible when he's posing as Drake Mallard.
  • Breakout Villain: After the Negaduck I episode, Tad Stones (the Show Runner) said he liked Negaduck and wanted him brought back for more episodes; this resulted in Negaduck II, who the fandom embraced as perhaps not just the most popular villain but the most popular character on the show, period. When the revival comic book came around, the writer has said that he intended to have a F.O.W.L. story for the second arc and a Negaduck story for the third arc, but sheer fan demand made him swap the order.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Catch Phrase: "I hate that."
  • Chainsaw Good: Likes using chainsaws as weapons quite a bit; in the "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings", he's seen Dual-Wielding chainsaws, as well as using a chainshaw that has other smaller chainsaws attatched to the blade.
  • Complete Monster: A mix of humor and horror comes from him because of this.
  • Determinator
  • Evil Counterpart: To Darkwing, of course. And an interesting variation, too. Though they have the exact same physical abilities, they have opposing personalities. Where DW's Fatal Flaw is Pride, ND's is Wrath. Though this makes him exponentially more effective in combat than DW, it also means that he can't keep a team together. He thus beats the stuffing out of DW on a regular basis...Aaaand then DW's friends show up and stomp him.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Evil Overlord: In his own world and he's not satisfied with it.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has Darkwing's voice, only deeper and more menacing.
  • Evil Twin
  • Genre Savvy: 'Cause he knew Darkwing wouldn't notice the giant flag.
  • Humiliation Conga: " Just Us, Justice Ducks" part 2.
  • I Am He as You Are He: Done this twice as Darkwing.
  • Implacable Man: Not even being sucked into oblivion itself can stop him for very long.
  • Just Between You and Me: "When I throw...THE SWITCH!"
  • Large Ham
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Negaduck is the worst villain. Fittingly, he tends to suffer the worst defeats.
  • Laughably Evil: Most of Darkwing's villains are, but he's the best example.
  • Multiple Choice Past: Much like Darkwing himself, there have been multiple Negaducks, each with a distinct origin.
    • Enemy Without: "Negaduck". This one is definitely a separate being, however.
    • Mirror Universe: "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything". This one seems to be canon.
    • Cain and Abel: "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck". This one was also a Space Pirate.
    • And that's not even getting into the Pirate version from "Darkwing Doubloon".
      • To be fair though, while modern Negaduck shares the name with the pirate version seen in Darkwing Doubloon, the implication is that the pirate version is not in any way supposed to be the Negaduck of the modern day, though the wooden foot probably provides ample evidence of that. Possibly a dimension hopping ancestor, or maybe even the ancestor of Negaduck before reality somehow split or something. Darkwing Doubloon might be an ancestor of Darkwing's (Darkwing himself never says he is, just that he was "another masked mallard who fought for justice three hundred years ago"), so there may be something to the idea that this Negaduck might be related to the 'modern day' version, but that's up to fan interpretation. For all we know, Darkwing just made the whole story up as a Filler episode!
  • Psycho for Hire
  • Something Person
  • Surrounded by Idiots
  • To the Pain: "When I throw...THE SWITCH!"

Megavolt/Elmo Sputterspark

  Unintentionally obtaining electrical powers (and maybe frying some brain-cells in the process) from his experiment caused by some high school bullies, he now is a crook who wants to "liberate" the appliances and electrical items of St. Canard. Voiced by Dan Castellaneta.

Tropes associated with Megavolt:

Dr. Reginald Bushroot

  After having his funding pulled from his experiments with plants he experimented on himself and unintentionally turned himself into a plantduck capable of controlling plant life. His crimes usually involve him trying to fund his research (i.e. stealing), protecting plants or cure his loneliness.

Tropes associated with Bushroot:


  A deranged toymaker who turned to crime after the video game industry, mainly the game "Whiffle Boy" put him out of business. He creates lethal toys that look like normal ones, but he's infamous for his gigantic sized joke teeth. Voiced by Michael Bell.

Tropes associated with Quackerjack:

The Liquidator/Bud Flood

  Originally a Corrupt Corporate Executive named Bud Flood who sold his Bud Flood's Sparkling Crystal Pure Flood Water while he was contaminating his competition during a massive heatwave. Darkwing accidentally startled him and he dropped into a vat of water he'd contaminated. He then turned into a being of pure water with the ability to shape it, heat it, chill it and turn it into hard water. Only appeared with the Fearsome Five afterwards. His salespitch-centric dialogue was difficult to write and the ways to defeat him were quite limited; pairing him with the others made this less of a problem for the writers.

Tropes associated with The Liquidator:

  • The Brute
  • Cool, Clear Water: What he advertised his water was.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Create Your Own Villain
  • Enemy Mine: Against NegaDuck who stole the rest of the Fearsome Five's powers.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the second comic story arc, he was sucked into St. Canard's water bed against his will, but managed to escape and reveal to the city that whatever's in there ( Paddywhack) is more horrifying and dangerous than anything they've ever faced. He warns them to flee, as their lives are "a limited time offer!"
  • Large Ham: Probably the only villain capable of rivaling Negaduck in the Ham department.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Not that his powers were harmless to begin with, but with the level of control over water Liquidator had, imagine what he could have done. Start with boiling the water that is naturally part of the human (and presumably Funny Animal) body...
  • Making a Splash
  • Metamorphosis
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the Fearsome Five, he's probably the most level headed member, company slogans not withstanding.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: His hard water and boiling water abilities vanished, and his other abilities got scaled back after his solo appearance. Mainly, his hydrokinesis was mostly ignored in favor of simply shapeshifting his own body.
  • Put a Face on The Company: Both before and after he changed into the The Liquidator, he constantly uses sales pitches with jargon like But Wait! There's More! and Operators Are Standing By.
  • Third Person Person: During his sales pitches as the Liquidator.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sponges. Chocolate pudding mix. Getting trapped in a glass bottle. Very ironic, as he could survive electrocution, evaporation and other obviously lethal attacks unharmed.


The Fiendish Organization for World Larceny or F.O.W.L. is a criminal organization whose goal is to Take Over the World.

F.O.W.L. High Command

  The three leaders of F.O.W.L. who gives the operatives their orders. Their faces are covered in shadows and only their eyes and mouths are seen.

Tropes associated with F.O.W.L. High Command:


  F.O.W.L.'s top agent whose smooth exterior masks the true villain he is. He literally has a steel beak, which can cut material in half if close enough. Voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Tropes associated with Steelbeak:

Ammonia Pine

  A former cleaning lady for a research lab who had accidental contact with an experimental bathroom disinfectant. Inhaling the fumes turned her into a cleaning-obsessed villain. She was later recruited by F.O.W.L. for their dastardly plans. She hates and fears dirt.

Tropes associated with Ammonia:

Ample Grime

  Ample is Ammonia's messy, dirt-loving sister who hates and fears cleanliness.

Tropes associated with Ample:

Major Synapse

  A stereotypical Drill Sergeant Nasty who steals S.H.U.S.H.'s Norma Ray and gives himself powerful psychic abilities. He explodes after Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn overload his mind with questions. May have been Killed Off for Real.

Tropes associated with Major Synapse:

Hotshot & Flygirl

  Major Synapse's hippie underlings changed by the Norma Ray, Hotshot could burn or freeze and Flygirl could move things with her mind.

Tropes associated with Hotshot & Flygirl:

F.O.W.L. Eggmen

  F.O.W.L. soldiers that usually serve under Steelbeak.

Tropes associated with the Eggmen:

Taurus Bulba's Gang

The primary antagonists of the two-part pilot movie, "Darkly Dawns the Duck". Most of them don't return afterwards.

Taurus Bulba

  Probably Darkwing's most dangerous villain. A crime lord who had Gosalyn's paternal grandfather killed for his invention, the Ramrod, an anti-gravity gun he used to steal from the citizens of St. Canard. He was Killed Off for Real when he was caught in the explosion of the Ramrod caused by Darkwing Duck, but he returned when F.O.W.L. salvaged his body and turned him into a cyborg. Voiced by Tim Curry.

Tropes associated with Taurus:

Hammerhead Hannigan

  Taurus Bulba's lead henchman, he's more brawn than brain and uses the horns on his head (he's a goat) as weapons. He also makes a short appearance in "In Like Blunt".

Tropes associated with Hammerhead:

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears some stylin' gangster threads.
  • Butt Monkey: He's constantly on the receiving end of various painful gags. Bulba himself also seems to love picking him up by the throat.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Rivals Steelbeak in this department.
  • The Dragon
  • Dumb Muscle: More intelligent than Hoof & Mouth, but that really isn't saying much.
  • Evil Minions
  • Took a Level In Badass: During his small appearance in In Like Blunt, he throttled Phineas Sharp. Since he was willing to pay a lot for a list of SHUSH agents, he might've taken a couple levels in smarts, too.

Hoof & Mouth

  Taurus Bulba's henchmen, they're all brawn, no brain and in Mouth's case, can't shut up.

Tropes associated with Hoof & Mouth:


  Taurus Bulba's secretary and assistant. According to her parents, she should have been a dental hygienist.

Tropes associated with Clovis:


  Taurus Bulba's pet condor, who's as evil and ruthless as his master.

Tropes associated with Tantalus:

The Brainteasers

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.

Flarg, Barada, Nikto & Talaya

  See above.

Tropes associated with the Brainteasers:

Other Recurring Villains

Villains that have no allegiance to a group and appear at least twice in the show.


  A film director turned criminal uses his directing background as a gimmick for his crimes. He also has three penguin assistants to aid him.

Tropes associated with Tuskernini:

The Penguins

 The trio of penguins who act as Tuskerninni's sidekicks. Usually act as gofers, cameramen, or other menial labor at their boss's request.

Tropes associated with The Penguins:

Professor Moliarty

  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).

Tropes associated with Professor Moliarty:

Splatter Phoenix

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  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.

Tropes associated with Splatter:

Jambalaya Jake

  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).

Tropes associated with Jambalaya Jake:


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

Tropes associated with Gumbo:

Minor Villains

Villains who have only appeared once.

NegaDuck I

  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. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

Tropes associated with NegaDuck I pre-galvanization:

Tropes associated with NegaDuck I post-galvanization, plus most of the above:

Dark Warrior Duck/Drake Mallard

  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 and give's the citizen's little liberties and arrests them on the spot. Voiced by Jim Cummings.

Tropes associated with Dark Warrior Duck:


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

Tropes associated with Paddywhack:

The King & Lamont

  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.

Tropes associated with The king & Lamont:

The Bugmaster/Bianca Beakley

  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.

Tropes associated with The Bugmaster/Bianca Beakley

Isis "Icy" Vanderchill

  A vain woman who wanted to freeze her 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.

Tropes associated with Isis "Icy" Vanderchill

Ordinary Guy

  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.

Tropes associated with Ordinary Guy:

Cement Head

  A mutant made entirely of cement, and also a crime lord. He took up an identity of Swindlin' Swine to avoid attention, and tried to frame Rubber Chicken for trying to stop his crimes.

Tropes associated with Cement Head:

Dr. Fossil

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

Tropes associated with Dr. Fossil

Other Minor Villains

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