Quiverwing Duck

@drakemallard "I didn't mean you, you dork."
@Negaduck "Really, don't you think group therapy would be more effective?"

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Age: early 30s
Species: Mallard
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Disastrous
Marital Status: Improbable
With: Ariana McCawber
Occupation: Masked Vigilante / Private Investigator
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Drake Mallard, P.I. - Quiverwing Duck's (arguably) mild-mannered alter ego


 

Origin Story:

In an alternate universe there is a St. Canard where things are a little more shadowy and the Dark Deco aesthetics are more strongly embraced. For the most part, this means a population that wears fedoras unironically and tends to prefer Streamline Moderne styling on everything up to and including their smartphones.

In this world, Darkwing Duck delivered two-fisted justice to the criminals of St. Canard, swooping in with gas guns akimbo and a flip kick to the head. He was steadfast (some might say 'stubborn') about working alone, but eventually relented and took on a sidekick. His daughter, Gosalyn, grew up knowing her father was a masked crime fighter and was determined to follow in his footsteps.

Realizing that Gosalyn was going to do this whether he condoned it or not, Darkwing decided it was better to keep her where he could see her and protect her.  As a daring dynamic duo doling out drubbings to disorderly dastards, Darkwing Duck and Quiverwing Quack made an excellent team. Except when it got too late on school nights, of course; bedtime was non-negotiable.

This routine became the ultimate in father-daughter bonding activities, and everything was great--until, suddenly, it was not. Quiverwing Quack made the ultimate sacrifice to save her father and all of St. Canard. For Drake Mallard, Darkwing Duck died on that night as well. For Drake Mallard, Darkwing Duck was responsible for his daughter's death.

Although he fell into deep despair, Drake knew that Gosalyn would have given him a severe dope slap for giving up under any circumstances. Clinging to the memory of her fiery spirit and his love for her, Drake returned to crime fighting. Unwilling to resume his prior masked persona, he instead decided to honor his fallen hero and took on the mantle of Quiverwing Duck.

This time, however, he really is determined to work alone.

 

UPDATE: The 'working alone' thing is really not going to plan.

UPDATE II: A lot of stuff happened. That will be properly written... later. A brief, non-comprehensive summary follows:

Despite putting up resistance, Quiverwing Duck/Drake Mallard ended up with friends and loved ones. He adopted NegaGosalyn. He cheered up enough to smile again. While in costume he tried to avoid media attention so he could lurk around as a crime fighting urban cryptid, but that only encouraged them; his playing hard to get, along with his politesse and charm, also earned him a fan following.

Granted, his fan demographic tends to be 'ladies', or at least 'people who appreciate looking at a short yet comely fellow', particularly after he was featured (with gratuitous shirtlessness) in Heroes Monthly (and, more recently, as the cover feature for Fit & Feather). Finally, recognition for working out three hours a day and maintaining 11% body fat and justifying how that isn't obsessive at all. Some guys theorize that 'Arrow Guy' isn't really a hero, and is just some actor pretending at it for attention. It's fine. Quiverwing is happy to let others underestimate him.


Note: Although this character is adapted from the comics, other than the backstory provided for him for his own world, I'm not otherwise following the 'Crisis' story canon. I mean, can you imagine?

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      Stegmutt

      do you know the character who is dinosaur

      • Drake Mallard
        Drake Mallard

        "You're really impressed?" Darkwing seemed a bit shocked by that more than the fact that QW appeared to not be able to make toast nor the comment about the face on the toast.

        • Quiverwing Duck
          Quiverwing Duck

          @drakemallard "Why, thank you." Quiverwing looked in the bag, and arched a brow. "I'm impressed by your culinary skills." Somehow, that wasn't actually sarcasm; he had no idea how toast was made and for all he knew, it was pretty difficult.

          "Wait a sec..." He peered closer. "Is that... oh, it's you, I see now. For a moment I thought it was me and that would have been weird."

          • Drake Mallard
            Drake Mallard

            "Hey. I brought you a snack." Which probably won't be eaten but it's the thought that counts right?

            DW gave him a bag of toast with his image burned onto the middle of it.

            "I have no idea what you like on it so I left it dry and packed a few packets of butter, jam, and honey."

            • Harmonizer
              Harmonizer

              "Ees eet worth doing eef you are een pain, though...?" Harmonizer whispered softly. She sighed, then turned to go.

              "I'm still going to see Gosalyn," she called over her shoulder stubbornly. "She might know something."

              She was certain she did. She was a smart kid. And Negaduck's former ward.

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              • Quiverwing Duck

                By Quiverwing Duck

                @drakemallard "I didn't mean you, you dork."
                @Negaduck "Really, don't you think group therapy would be more effective?"

                • Quiverwing Duck

                  By Quiverwing Duck

                  @Faustina Wanting to hurt your other 'verse versions can be wholly rational and justified.

                  • Quiverwing Duck

                    By Quiverwing Duck

                    @Duckpool I have to make my own ammo, which gets expensive. It's cheaper to leave most crooks alive.

                    • Quiverwing Duck

                      By Quiverwing Duck

                      Lower body counts are preferable to higher ones. That's my personal opinion at least.

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                        Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog Off to Mouseyland!
                        Drake's attention was pulled aside for a moment as he wanted to make sure Gosalyn was not getting intimidated, just in time for him to miss Briar's roving eyes,  "They did succeed to some degree, and yes there were pictures. They put them on a...
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                          Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog A Very Particular Set of Skills
                          "Sure, Reggie. I don't see why not. I mean, you've met him, he'll probably be glad to see you. And also tell you to get out of his city, of course, but he says that to every hero." Quiverwing paused for a moment, as that made him think of Gizmoduck...
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                            Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog Battle of the Dads
                            "Piove sul bagnato," remarked the younger Mallard, shaking his head. He cupped his hands around his beak and called after the running child in what could only be called 'the reasonable dad voice'. "Feliciana! Altolà! Vi stiamo aiutando,...
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                              Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog Battle of the Dads
                              Donald got his answer in a roundabout way. Another drake leaned into view as if he had been lurking just to one side of the doorway. There was a distinct and close familial resemblance to the other Mallard, although this new one had a lot more going...
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                                Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog A Very Particular Set of Skills
                                "I can't make a promise that it will be immediate, but we'll figure something out." Quiverwing knew far too little about portal mechanics; after all, if he knew more, he wouldn't have been stranded and unable to revisit his own dimension. Although,...
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                                  Quiverwing Duck posted on Quiverwing Duck's message board
                                  @drakemallard "Why, thank you." Quiverwing looked in the bag, and arched a brow. "I'm impressed by your culinary skills." Somehow, that wasn't actually sarcasm; he had no idea how toast was made and for all he knew, it was pretty difficult....
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                                    Quiverwing Duck commented on the photo Darkwing Request
                                    "This is pretty apt, metaphorically."
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                                      Quiverwing Duck commented on the blog RP: Deep Fry Her
                                      Dodging a single projectile, or even two, was not difficult for Quiverwing Duck. However, more projectiles meant an exponential increase in difficulty, especially when they were being launched in clusters. He was pretty good at that kind of thing,...