Drake "DarkWing Duck" Mallard

KNOWN RELATIVES: Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard
KNOWN PETS: unknown
KNOWN CONFIDANTS: Launchpad McQuack; Gosalyn Mallard; J. Gander Hooter (S.H.U.S.H. Director); Dr. Sarah Bellum (S.H.U.S.H. scientist); Agent Vladimir Goodenov Grizlykoff; the Justice Ducks (Gizmo-Duck, Morgana McCawber, Neptunia and Stegmutt); the DarkWing Squad (DarkWing Deer, DarkWing Dodo, DarkWing Donkey and DarkWing Dog).
KNOWN RIVALS: Dr. Slug; Nega-Duck & the Fearsome Four (Mega-Volt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and the Liquidator); F.O.W.L. Eggmen; Steelebeak; Ammonia Pine & Ample Grime; the Steerminator (Taurus Bulba); Tuskerninni; Hammerhead; Dr. Moliarity and Splatter Phoenix.
PARAPHERNALIA: Various 'smoke & mirrors' gadgets, the Ratcatcher (motorcycle) and the ThunderQuack (plane).
1st PRINT APPEARANCE: "DarkWing Duck" #1 (Nov. 1991 - Disney Comics limited series).
1st FILM APPEARANCE: Regular on "DarkWing Duck" since the two hour series premiere "Darkly Dawns the Duck" (Sep. 8, 1991).
VOICE ACTOR: Jim Cummings
SIGNATURE: "I am the terror that flaps in the night! (I am the ...!) I am DarkWing Duck!" and "Let's get dangerous!"
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: Drake Mallard is the not-so-mild mannered alter-ego of St. Canard's resident superhero, DarkWing Duck. He is also the adoptive father to the orphaned Gosalyn Waddlemeyer. Apparently Drake, in his youth, was a Junior Woodchuck, as he still makes use of his "Junior Woodchuck Guidebook." At least three episodes of "DarkWing Duck" attempt to tell the origin of D.W.: the first "The Secret Origins of DarkWing Duck" relates a pseudo-Superman tale which is basically just hyberbole; the second, "Paraducks" relates how DarkWing, himself, travelling back in time, was the inspiration for young Drakey Mallard to dream of becoming a superhero one day; and thirdly, in "Clash Reunion," a teenage Drake, saves his school from his classmate Elmo Sputterspark (the mouseear who eventually became the villianous "Megavolt"), and making his debut as St. Canard's Defender of the Night, DarkWing Duck. DarkWing is occasionally the leader of a network of superheroes called the Justice Ducks comprised of Launchpad McQuack, Stegmutt, Neptunia, Morgana MacCawber and Duckburg's own defender, GizmoDuck. This was originally in response to the teaming of "The Fearsome Four" (Megavolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and the Liquidator) whose leader is none other the villainous other-dimensional incarnation of DW, NegaDuck. Occasionally DW serves as a secret agent for the government agency known as S.H.U.S.H. Director J. Gander Hooter, Agents Double-0-Duck (Launchpad McQuack), Feathers Galore (double agent), Vladimir Goodenov Grizlykoff, Dr. Sara Bellum and "Dr. G." [Gyro Gearloose], are all members of this secret organization, where DW even serves as the leader of the DarkWing Squad (DarkWing Deer, DarkWing Dodo, DarkWing Donkey and DarkWing Dog). Whereas Steelebeak, Ammonia Pine & Ample Grime and the henchmen known as Eggmen all serve as agents of the nefarious F.O.W.L. (Fiendish Organization for World Larceny), an organization headed by Dr. Nogood. Taurus Bulba was even resurrected by F.O.W.L. to become the cyborg now called the Steerminator. The sorceress Morgana MacCawber is a reformed criminal who has become the object of DarkWing's affection. Other notable adversaries of DarkWing include Spatter Phoenix, Tuskerinni, Fluffy and Professor Moliarity.