Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones is changing the way many fans look at his series and it’s relationship to the DuckTales franchise. Stones spoke with The Hollywood Reporter recently and dropped a few interesting bombshells about the series and his inspiration behind the scenes. There’s some fun stuff like having Darkwing commit to his catchphrase, “Let’s get dangerous,” in each episode, no matter what. And there’re even some heartwarming tales of people who were touched by the show’s characters as a kid and how it reflected on their own lives.
But the thing that sticks out from the chat and is keeping it going online revolves around how Darkwing Duck is somehow separate from DuckTales altogether. The two shows have long been thought to be part of the same universe, but the truth has them existing in some sort of alternate universe:
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.