Darkwing DuckĀ and DuckTales Are In Separate Universes And This Is Not OK

Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones revealed that the terror that flaps in the night doesn't flap anywhere near Duckberg, because Darkwing and DuckTales exist in two separate universes. Excuse me for a moment, my own universe is collapsing. Credit: Disney

Stones chatted with Heat Vision this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Darkwing Duck's series debut. In the midst of chatting about the show's legacy and its portrayal of a complex father-daughter relationship, Stones dropped a truth bomb the likes of which we've never seen.

According to Stones, Darkwing Duck is not a spinoff of DuckTales, it's actually its own separate universe. This, despite the fact that it aired alongside DuckTales on The Disney Afternoon and featured DuckTales alum Launchpad as the costar. Stones said Darkwing's Launchpad was more an alternate universe version, rather than a continuation of the character.

"Because Launchpad appeared in DuckTales and we used Roboduck as the Superman character, the hero who gets all the glory as opposed to Darkwing, fans try to connect the two realities. They are two different universes in my book. We work in the alternate Duckiverse," says Stones.

In the midst of all this uncertain chaos, we must ask ourselves: Why do we need multiple duck universes? Darkwing Duck already has several of its own, including the horrifying Negaverse. Plus, Disney now owns Marvel, making Howard the Duck yet another duck universe in the Disney MultiDuckiverse. Nothing makes sense any more.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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    I swear there were episodes of Darkwing Duck where they specifically mentioned characters from DuckTales. Hell I'm pretty sure a few of them even turned up in Darkwing Duck aside from Launchpad and Gizmoduck.

    Oh yes, and Disney need to get off of their collective arses and give us DuckTales Volume 4 and Darkwing Duck Volume 3 on DVD already.

      Oh yes, and Disney need to get off of their collective arses and give us DuckTales Volume 4 and Darkwing Duck Volume 3 on DVD already.

      Or in the very least, start pressing those volumes again. From what I've heard they have been out of print for some time.

      Personally, I wouldn't mind a BluRay release of those cartoons (it's been done for the Simpsons so why not?), especially how some suffer in terms of image quality for the sake of squeezing around eight episodes on each disk.

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