So I was chatting with DollGirl the other night and I was explaining to her my idea of Quiverwing Duck from the Crisis od Infinite Darkwings arc from the Darkwing Duck Boom Comics issues.
Fans who read that arc would know about the little origin of Quiverwing Duck. However, I asked myself certain questions.
What happened to the other characters, like Launchpad?
Is the alternate Gosalyn REALLY dead?
Well, I came up with some theories.
Launchpad McQuack - A pilot from DuckBurg, Launchpad at first became the sidekick and fellow pilot to Darkwing Duck, but after the event with Gosalyn, Launchpad took up the mantle as the new Darkwing Duck, now known as Darkwing Quack.
He still pilots the Thunderquack and even aides QD in different missions, but as an agent for SHUSH, he has a secret mission that not even Drake himself knows.
However, the secret that Drake would learn would be worth the long silence! This is based on Disney's original DA series called Double O Duck, which would later become Darkwing Duck. Double O Duck was an idea based on the DuckTales episode of the same name, with Launchpad McQuack becoming a secret agent when he gets confused for a look alike working for FOWL.Tad Stones
was directed to come up with a series for The Disney Afternoon
around the premise of Double-O-Duck
, as an executive liked the title Double-O Duck
as a spoof of James Bond and felt Launchpad McQuack would take the starring role. It turned out that the title Double-O Duck
could not be used as the Broccoli family
owned the 'double-o' title. (From the Darkwing Duck article on Wikipedia.)
Morgana Macawber - A sorceress who aides both Quiverwing and Darkwing with the missions. She met Gosalyn in the past when she first met Drake, and had grown to like her like a daughter.
When she heard the news, she was as heart broken as Drake. But that didn't stop her from helping her love out!
In this universe, Morgana is a worker at SHUSH, who studies different arts of magic, along with being an archeologist. This gives her a good chance to better study the artifacts that she finds in different parts of the world, some having different magical properties.
I like to base her profession on both Princess Twilight Sparkle, who studied magic, and slightly on Indiana Jones, whose a professor, but a kind of adventurer/treasure hunter.
Honker Muddlefoot - A young boy who's the friend of Gosalyn Mallard. He helps Quiverwing and Darkwing by being the computer expert and information
broker, and often getting any information like valuables, places and certain events in news articles.
Honker would be like Bentley from the Sly Cooper games and Oracle/BatGirl from the Batman comics, but would also be like Dexter from Dexter's Lab and Rotor from SatAM and Archie Comics, because of his skills in inventing different devices.
Tank Muddlefoot - Originally a bully, Tank would change his ways after the news about Gosalyn, and would help his brother and his friends out by becoming a reconnaissance agent, getting information out in the field. He's also the mini brawn of the group, using his skills in sports and martial arts class to take down some criminals. But overall, he's become a better older brother to Honker.
Gosalyn Mallard - Drake Mallard's adopted daughter and the original Quiverwing Quack. Accroding to the comic, this version of Gosalyn was killed while she sacrificed her life for her Dad.
HOWEVER, this is where the origin ends. But my idea begins.
What if Gosalyn wasn't REALLY dead, but rather in a coma?
In this version, she's fallen into a coma, after saving her Dad. Drake didn't know it, but his daughter's still alive, and currently being held in the SHUSH Medic Unit as she heals.
Launchpad is given a mission to keep the condition of Drake's daughter a secret from Quiverwing Duck, until the time's right. I also had an idea to have LP find something that can speed up Gosalyn's healing process, like a type of medicinal plant or ancient artifact.
I had an idea that once she was healed up, Gosalyn would continue her full time job as a hero, but would probably take up a different name. Probably like the Arrow Lass, a play on Honker's Arrow Kid alter ego, except she'll still use her skills with a bow and arrow.
Gosalyn would also be the one who helps her Dad with creating different types of arrows, like the Boomerang Arrow or a Rope Arrow.
My reason as to why Gosalyn would still be alive is for a couple of reasons.
1: Drake Mallard would be too grief stricken to actually check his daughter over. 2: SHUSH could have Gosalyn hidden away to keep her safe and until she was in full health again.
3: She could've worn some kind of protective gear under her costume, like bullet proof vest and such, and neither Drake nor the villains would've known about that detail.
Whether you guys like this or not, I still think this is a good idea for a fan comic or a fan story.Artwork by converse-kitten