All about 'Rektcon'

Welcome, friends! If you have reached this page it's because rektcon is now in effect.

This mass retcon was triggered by Negaduck after he enabled a time-reversal spell to undo nearly a decade's worth or roleplay-related events.

And I do mean, quite literally, nearly a decade's worth. In real-time, many of these characters and storylines began around 2009. That's a lot of history!

"Uhhh, okay. What exactly is 'rektcon'?"

Rektcon is a tongue-in-cheek way of describing Duckverse's first site-wide retcon. In other words: The proverbial 'reset' button has been pushed, sending a number of characters back to the start of their stories.

"How does this retcon affect me and my characters?"

That is completely up to you! We don't want to force people to undo character development when they're perfectly happy with their current state. However the reason rektcon is being formally announced is due to the fact that a large number of players on the site have decided to partake, which means their relationship to your character may be different.

"What's the benefit of rektcon?"

There are two groups of people who will benefit from this retcon for different reasons.

Long-time members who have been roleplaying on Duckverse for 1+ years have built up a lot of character development and lore -- some of it extremely complicated. This is their opportunity to bring their characters back to the start, or, alter their character's background as they see fit. Changes may include: Parents no longer having children, married and/or taken characters going back to single status, the return of dead characters, and so forth.

Newer members who have been here for 6 months or less will likely find this retcon makes it easier to get involved. Due to some of the complex interweaving storylines developed by long-time members over the years, some newer members arrived a bit 'late' to the game, and missed out on potential connections.

"But I liked where my character was at and I was in the middle of roleplaying a scene with other characters!"

That's totally cool! Keep on keeping on. You can decide how much the retcon affects you and your roleplay scenes. You can keep going as if nothing ever happened. Odds are, if your character has never interacted with any of the retconned characters, they won't notice a difference anyway.

If there is a now-retconned character you were interacting with, you can always message the player and discuss how you two would like to continue onward. You can always set up blogs or groups set in the 'old' timeline. Given that this is a cartoon universe, and we know there are infinite alternate universes, it's easy to tweak and decide how much change you want to bring.

"Who is partaking in rektcon?"

The following is a list of confirmed characters that will be retconned. If you would like to be included in this list, please leave a comment on this page and your character will be added:

Malicia Macawber
Scarlet Featherfan
Piper/Jade Lee
Trevor Mallard
Drake Mallard
Lilly Teal

If you were roleplaying with one of these characters and are now unsure what your character's relationship/status is relative to them, do message the player so you two can plan out their future interactions.

If you have any further questions, by all means feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to answer it. You can also message me as well!

    • Max Wicked
      Max Wicked

      This is somewhat helpful to know. But aw man...Just after Max had been getting to know some folks too in this mysterious world. I suppose he'll notice time reversed and his memory stays the same. Can't quite say the same for others however...I hope to keep it the way it was.

      • Steelbeak/Steelbeak

        (I've only been back here for a week and a bit (maybe two weeks) and basically been just messing around so I'll be cool with this, too.)

        • Drake Mallard
          Drake Mallard

          Some of the new folks I've been rping with won't change much since we're just getting to know our characters and not much has happened yet.

          • Launchpad McQuack
            Launchpad McQuack

            Just for clarification, what is the time frame based on the Darkwing Duck tv episodes? Is this set between episodes, with some things not happening yet, like Morgana's Shadow Chateau, or is this set a few months to a couple years after the last DWD episode?

            For what it's worth, I do not count the comics as canon simply because they created too many plot holes and weird characterizations for me to have the patience to figure out. (Ex: Launchpad trying to find other heroes to work for.) I'm still looking forward to the new series, but they're an alternate universe in my head canon.

            I never really got involved in other characters' time frames here so I don't think this will affect Launchpad much, aside from removing some friendships he's made over the years. He'd be pretty much the same.

            • Harmonizer

              Okay, this is worth a try.

              Does that mean she'd be younger and a bit clueless? XD Still not sure how it works. Would she remember her friends?

              It's kinda sad to see all these memories go, like it never existed. Still, this is like the start of a new begining, and a new adventure. Harmonizer would think it's fun to participate in this.

              • Queen Malicia of St. Canard
                Queen Malicia of St. Canard

                You mean would Harmonizer be younger? That's totally up to you. You can keep her exactly as is you want. You could always assume that, for example, the roleplay scenes with her meeting Bushroot and such took place AFTER the time-travel spell. Those blogs seem isolated enough from outside events that they could get away with not being in a definite timeline. Whatever you feel comfortable with!

                • Harmonizer

                  That's helpful. :D Thanks!

                  • Queen Malicia of St. Canard
                    Queen Malicia of St. Canard

                    @Launchpad I like to think the timeline is either during the cartoon or after the cartoon not including the comics. This will vary with who is playing what character. For example, we don't have an active Morgana right now and whether she is pre or post-reformation would depend on who is playing her.

                    I like to think the actual city of St. Canard is pretty timeless and remains consistent, so it shouldn't be affected. It's up to the current folks playing canons as to where they want the characters to be in relation to the cartoon.

                    • MIllie Barr (a.k.a. Inflatabelle)
                      MIllie Barr (a.k.a. Inflatabelle)

                      You know what that means.
                      Welcome back Depressed Millie Barr!