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Darkwing Duck is part of the Marvel family

Drake Mallard is distantly related to Scrooge McDuck.

  • According to Don Rosa's Duck Family Tree, Scrooge's paternal grandmother was named Molly Mallard (maiden name).

Drake is an illegitimate child of Scrooge McDuck.

  • He was a bit of an accident, Scrooge didn't want it being discovered so he discreetly gave a technically small portion of his fortune to care for the kid and compensate. This is why he is able to afford all the gadgets, vehicles, and doesn't seem to have a real job.
  • Naturally, this raises the question of who his mother is. Of course, many people will already just assume Goldie....

The two Negaducks are connected.

  • When Megavolt galvanized Darkwing's bad half it ripped open a portal to the Negaverse. Negaduck eventually found the portal inside the cake in the abandoned bakery and started causing mayhem in Darkwing's world.

The two Negaducks are one.

  • When the evil-half Negaduck was galvanized, the energy reaction also created a new dimension, the Negaverse. When Darkwing was returned to normal, Negaduck was reborn here, and the Negaverse formed itself around his warped, twisted ways. When he calls it his personal playground, he's not exaggerating.

Darkwing Duck is the protege of Super Chicken.

  • This is actually alluded to in the first episode, as DW references the line "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it" from SC'ss theme song. They're both anthropomorphic fowl with a penchant for large hats. After saying "Let's get dangerous", DW downs some Super Sauce offscreen.

The Liquidator was once human (okay, a dognose).

  • He was a sickly, much-abused enforcer for a crime boss who operated an experimental chemical facility on the edge of St. Canard. After he complained about feeling "dehydrated" once too often, the boss had him knocked out and wrapped in a weird, water-absorbent substance that was immediately assimilated into his skin while he was unconscious. Unaware of this, the guy went home and took a shower....
  • Liquidator's origin was shown in his first episode. He used to be a crooked businessman named Bud Fludd.

Darkwing is an alternate universe Paperinik.

The Darkwing characters have been long trapped in the Wasteland.

  • Oswald's Wasteland is said to be where the forgotten Disney characters are now trapped, and this likely applied to the Darkwing Duck characters between 1996 (when Disney Adventures ran its last Darkwing comic story) and the publication of the new comic, though since Launchpad made a few new appearances in the Uncle Scrooge comic book, perhaps he was trapped for only a short time (this may also explain why, in the new comic, he and Drake haven't been speaking to each other). Now that they're back, they likely found a way out, but they haven't been able to make it known to the other Disney TV characters.
  • New comicbook series disagrees.
  • Neither does the large following Darkwing and the other Disney Afternoon shows still have years after cancellation.

Darkwing's real origin is the same as Batman's

  • His parents were gunned down in front of him by a mugger, just like the character he is a parody of.
  • The reason for the Multiple Choice Past is a combination of Darkwing being (theoretically) a children's show, and the desire of Disney to avoid getting into a legal tussle with DC.
  • It's implied in one episode when he's visiting a (not 'the', 'a') real world that his parents are alive enough to be surprised at someone else claiming to have created him.
  • Darkwing Duck is a parody of the Shadow, the Green Hornet, not Batman. The similarities exist because Batman started as an Expy of the Shadow.

Despite his multiple attempts to kill Darkwing Duck, Negaduck actually wants to keep him alive

  • He only keeps on trying to "kill" Darkwing because he's positive that he'll escape. He could have many reasons for wanting to keep Darkwing alive and in business. (Possibly for the same reason the Joker wants Batman alive; because crime wouldn't be as fun without a hero trying to thwart it. That would explain why Negaduck spends more time in Darkwing's St. Canard than in his own universe's, where he's already won.) This would explain why he never bothered to see if Darkwing Duck lived in the same house or used the same civilian name as Negaduck. He already knows Darkwing Duck is Drake Mallard at 537 Avian Way, but doesn't take advantage of that because exploiting Darkwing's civilian life would be a game-ender.
  • Apparently the new comic josses this, but still.

The Fearsome Five are..The planeteers!

  • Bushroot is earth (Duh), Liquidator is water (once again..), Megavolt is fire (Electricity can cause fires), Quackerjack is air (He's an airhead...), and just for the WTF factor, Negaduck is Heart. And when their powers combined...they can call SUPER POWERED NEGADUCK!

Negaduck destroyed his own universe?!

  • In issue #8 of the Boom! comics, Negaduck starts going berserk when he loses control of all of the multiverse Darkwings. His freak-out as he goes Berserker Rage on DW:

  Negaduck: "You have NO IDEA! The sacrifices I made, all to make this transdimensional system a reality! WHAT I'VE LOST! WHAT I WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN!!"

    • Perhaps he just lost his route back; presumably, if he was caught between universes, a quick trip back 'home' wouldn't be too hard. And while Magica sometimes forgets, it's not like Negaduck hides the fact that her reality isn't his. Still, it'll be interesting to see how this one turns out.

The event of losing Gosalyn Darkwarrior Duck and Quiverwing Duck discussed in "Crisis of Infinite Darkwings"

actually relates to Darkwing's identity becoming public and the child-welfare department taking Gosalyn to a "safer" foster family.

  • Sorry. Where Quiverwing Duck changes his name to that, the panel's shown about as close as you're allowed in a Disney comic to Heroic Sacrifice. No telling about Darkwarrior; in fact, this one would be somewhat different from the one seen in the show. Plus, honestly, can you imagine a child welfare department standing up to Darkwarrior?
    • The problem would have been the main universe DD losing Gosalyn, not the Quiverwing Duck or Darwarrior Duck.

The reason Darkwing seems to lack a day job...?

Shush is paying for his house and lifestyle so he can focus on busting crimes.

  • Confirmed, until it ended. Which ended his focus..

The final battle in "Dangerous Currency" will have the Blot using the slime on himself

And becoming something like the Shadow Blot. The substance's properties do bring the game to mind and with Warren Spector involved...

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