The third in the newly rebooted CGI franchise, this film beginning immediately where the second film let off.
Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard is recovering from injuries sustained during his vanquishing of F.O.W.L. and the destruction of the Tronsplitter, a device which during the final battle against Steelbeak created an evil duplicate of Darkwing known as Negaduck. His toughness and tenacity having been extracted during the creation of Negaduck, Darkwing is now a quivering coward, sickly and unsure of himself, and he retreats into exile, no longer feeling obligated to defend St. Canard.
Negaduck, passing himself off as Darkwing, uses his knowledge of law enforcement and security to render the St. Canard police useless, and he is able to wreak havoc on St. Canard, blackening Darkwing's once hallowed reputation. He destroys all bridges leading into and out of the city, and springs loose from jail many of the criminals which Darkwing had previously put away, including Quakerjack, Bushroot, Moliarty, and the Liquidator, AKA Bud Flood, a corrupt former businessdog known for his commercials who after being kicked into a vat of his own toxic water-supply by Darkwing, is able to transform his body into liquid because of his altered molecular structure.
As St. Canard becomes a virtual no-ducks land governed by thieves, gangsters, and mad scientists united under Negaduck's leadership who are holding the citizenry hostage for billions, and the real Darkwing is nowhere to be found, Fenton Crackshell, always secretly envious and resentful of his friend Drake Mallard's abilities and popularity, sees this as his golden opportunity. The Gizmosuit, developed years earlier by his best friend Gyro Gearloose and the late Professor Horrace Waddlemeyer, has been languishing in Crackshell's closet for many years, Duckburg being a virtual utopia with no need for superheros, thanks to improvements made and programs put in place by Scrooge McDuck during his efforts to find redemption late in life. Crackshell and Gearloose are able to activate the Gizmosuit, and christening himself Gizmoduck, Crackshell heads to St. Canard seeking glory.
Launchpad, Gosalyn, and Morgana (who has returned to St. Canard after several years away to be with DW in his time of need) each plead with a newly humbled Drake Mallard to rejoin the fray, while many other forces descend on St. Canard, including the army, S.H.U.S.H. (now under the leadership of Darkwing's old rival Grizzlykoff), the remnants of F.O.W.L., and even Gosalyn herself, under the guise of Quiverwing Quack, a costumed archer. However, while all of these characters join the battle, each with their own agenda, only one knows Negaduck well enough and is best equipped to take him on. But the question remains, will he…….
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