"Let's Get Dangerous!" is the sixty-first and second of DuckTales. It premiered on October 19, 2020 and is the twelfth and thirteenth episode of the third season.

Plot

Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Launchpad arrive at St. Canard. Scrooge, Huey and Louie go to see Taurus Bulba about his latest invention the Ramrod which has the ability to materialize any object into existence. The jovial Taurus is eager to introduce his work to his visitors, though Huey makes a quick observation over the design for the key that activates the Ramrod and becomes suspicious. Meanwhile, Dewey and Launchpad go to the hideout of their friend Drake Mallard who is the superhero Darkwing Duck. Despite his claim of heroics, St. Canard has had little to no crime recently due to Mayor Zan Owlson's restructuring. Darkwing also works with Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, who had given him an A.I. to work with named W.A.N.D.A., and is apparently unaware that he is Gizmoduck.

At the suggestion of Dewey and Launchpad, Darkwing goes out to fight crime, but is unable to find any. They suddenly spot someone breaking into Taurus' building and go in after them, only to find that it is a little girl. The girl escapes and the three are caught, but Taurus praises Darkwing as a hero for preventing the possible sabotage of the Ramrod, and he is given the key to the city by Owlson. Back at the lair, Darkwing, Dewey and Launchpad meet the girl who is Gosalyn Waddlemeyer. She tells them that Taurus was her grandfather Dr. Thaddeus Waddlemeyer's partner who helped build the Ramrod. However, Dr. Waddlemeyer discovered a flaw in the Ramrod and tried to warn Taurus, but has disappeared. Since then, Gosalyn has been trying to find out what happened to him and stop Taurus.

Darkwing is reluctant to help as he does not want to damage his reputation. Dewey sympathizes with Gosalyn over similar issues and Launchpad talks Darkwing into helping her. The group arrive at Taurus's building and break in to try and find the files for the information on the Ramrod. They are forced to hide when Scrooge, Huey and Louie come in asking Taurus to look at the blueprints. He distracts them by giving them a layout of the building that shows them where to find the blueprints. They later find a room full of notes and discover that the Ramrod contains the same insignia as Solego's Circuit. Solego was a mad thinker who believed that everyone's imagination is tied to alternate dimensions; meaning that the Ramrod is not making things from nothing, it is taking them from other alternate worlds parallel to their own.

Darkwing directly confronts Taurus and asks about Dr. Waddlemeyer. Taurus claims that he had resolved all flaws and that Dr. Waddlemeyer was sabotaging his own work when the Ramrod poofed him out of existence. He disknowledged him to prevent people from thinking that Dr. Waddlemeyer was crazy. Angered, Gosalyn attacks him and soon Launchpad and Dewey join in fighting Taurus. Gosalyn explains the purpose of the Ramrod to Darkwing, adding that her grandfather is most likely in another dimension. Taurus explains that the Ramrod is too unstable to search for Dr. Waddlemeyer. Darkwing picks up on his flub and a fight over the key ensues with Taurus getting his right eye and horn scarred and broken from it.

Gosalyn tries to flee with the key, but Taurus catches up to her. Darkwing fights off Taurus and rescues Gosalyn, but is forced to leave the key behind as he, Gosalyn and Launchpad escape. Dewey meets up with Huey, Louie and Scrooge, and they witness Taurus using the Ramrod to bring classic Darkwing Duck villains Bushroot, Megavolt, Liquidator and Quackerjack to their dimension. Huey, Dewey and Louie are locked away in a cell while Scrooge is sent to a dimension that resembles the original DuckTales universe.

As St. Canard descends into chaos, Darkwing becomes frightened by the events and begins ignoring Fenton despite his calls for help with saving the city. Launchpad and Gosalyn encourage Darkwing to gear up and head out to fight crime. Meanwhile, Taurus announces his new plan to use the Ramrod to tear down their reality and replace it with a better one. He is confronted by Bradford Buzzard of F.O.W.L. who is upset over Taurus's over the top use for the Ramrod as he wants to keep things discreet with the McDuck family. Taurus has the villains capture him and orders them to make themselves known in the city. Liquidator, who suggests killing Darkwing Duck, is made Taurus' vice president and assigned to find the hero.

Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn run into Quackerjack who chases them through the streets with a giant robot and are then chased away by Liquidator. They come back where Gosalyn accuses Darkwing of not taking his job seriously. As she sulks, Launchpad informs her that Darkwing is doing everything he can to try and help her, with Darkwing trying to speak with Fenton on how to rescue Dr. Waddlemeyer. Gosalyn puts Darkwing to sleep due to all the stress. Huey, Dewey and Louie escape their cell and free Bradford (who was imprisoned as well) whom they immediately become suspicious of due to his presence. After escaping Bushroot, they find the Ramrod and discover where Scrooge is. At this point, the triplets deduce that Bradford is working with F.O.W.L., but he tosses the three into the same dimension as Scrooge.

W.A.N.D.A. informs Darkwing that the Ramrod has one more energy surge in it before it collapses all of reality and he leaves without Gosalyn and Launchpad. Darkwing heads to Taurus' building where he is confronted by his villains who beat him up and take him inside. Gosalyn and Launchpad witness these events on W.A.N.D.A. and go in after him disguised as "c-list" villains Jambalya Jake and the Bug Master. Launchpad, Gosalyn and Darkwing take on the villains using their abilities with Gosalyn freeing Scrooge and the triplets. Gosalyn tries to frantically search for her grandfather, but she is unable to and (despite Taurus' offer to make a new reality with her grandpa in it) is forced to destroy the Ramrod before it destroys reality. Darkwing defeats Taurus and the rest of the villains are sucked back through the dimensional rift.

Bradford escapes thanks to Black Heron, but everyone spots that he is in a F.O.W.L. helicopter with Scrooge realizing that his greatest enemy has returned. Fenton as Gizmoduck, who had spent the majority of the episode trying to saw away Bushroot's vines from outside St. Canard, is hailed the hero. Afterwards, Darkwing meets with Gosalyn and promises that he will help her find her grandfather and suggests taking her under his wing as his crime fighting partner which she happily accepts. At Dewey's suggestion, Launchpad also joins Darkwing and Gosalyn ("I'll spend my days in Duckburg, nights in St. Canard and I'll sleep on the drive over!"). The three head off into the night for another adventure.

Cast

Trivia

  • There is no intro song, and the title is coloured Darkwing Duck purple.
  • The episode title derives from one of Darkwing Duck's catchphrases.
  • This seems to be the reboot's take on "Darkly Dawns the Duck".
  • Gosalyn's grandfather is given the first name Thaddeus.
  • First canon appearance of the Fearsome Five in the series. This version has Taurus Bulba as the leader instead of Negaduck.
    • Contrary to his original counterpart, this Bushroot looks lifeless, dull-colored and does not speak. Likely a nod to his voice actor being deceased.
    • Liquidator refers to themselves as the Fearsome Four, however. Since they come from the show-within-a-show version of Darkwing Duck and not the 1990s version, they currently do not have Negaduck to lead them.
  • Zan Owlson makes her first appearance since "Moonvasion!" and is now mayor of St. Canard.
  • When Dewey throws some smoke bombs, he says Randy's catchphrase "Smokebomb!" from Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja; both characters are voiced by Ben Schwartz.
  • Bonkers D. Bobcat appears in a nonspeaking cameo in this episode, being attacked by each of the four supervillains.
  • Taurus Bulba's voice actor, James Monroe Iglehart previously worked on Tangled: The Series as Lance Strongbow. He also originated the role of Genie in the Broadway adaptation of Aladdin.
  • During Part Two, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey & Louie get transported into the original DuckTales series, where they reenact the infamous scene from the "Catch as Cash Can" serial, with Scrooge throwing a temper tantrum about how "A sea monster ate [his] ice cream".
    • Like with the previous usage of the footage from "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" in the previous episode "Friendship Hates Magic!", the footage here was also redone and a number of elements from the original episode were also removed. For one thing, the nephews weren't wearing their hats in the original scene, and they were joined by Mrs. Beakley and Webby, and Dewey was actually standing up near the booth.
  • When Scrooge and the Triplets are rescued, Louie questions what "Quackaroonie" even means. "Quackaroonie" was an expression often used by the triplets, in the original DuckTales series.
  • Amongst the realities in which Gosalyn searches for her grandfather is that of the Fluppy Dogs.
  • The key to the Ramrod uses a Solego Circuit. Solego was the main villain in The Legend of the Chaos God, a crossover story between Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Goof Troop which ran in Disney Adventures magazine in 1994.
  • Megavolt's Tronsplitter from the Darkwing Duck episode "Negaduck" can be seen stored in a closet in Darkwing's tower.
  • When Darkwing takes a nap, Gosalyn can be heard humming "Little Girl Blue" from the episode "Darkly Dawns the Duck".
  • When Launchpad and Gosalyn disguise themselves so they could get back into Bulba's lab, their costumes reference two Darkwing Duck villains Jambalaya Jake (with a fake crocodile as part of the outfit to reference Gumbo) and The Bug Master.
  • When fighting the villains, Darkwing and Launchpad reference the episodes "Beauty and the Beet" and "Just Us Justice Ducks" from the original Darkwing Duck series. This also includes using their episode numbers from the actual show.
  • The way Darkwing defeated Liquidator and Megavolt by using their powers against each other was just like in the Darkwing Duck episode Launchpad and Dewey watched at the beginning of "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!".
  • Gosalyn uses a crossbow and trick arrows from Darkwing's arsenal to defend herself. This can be seen as a nod to her superhero identity from the Darkwing Duck series, Quiverwing Quack.
  • Among the various suits displayed in DW's lair, there's a gray costume that closely resembles the suit worn by the Gray Ghost from Batman the Animated Series. In addition to referencing a similar display in that series' Batcave, it could also be a reference to how Drake was inspired to become a hero from his favorite cancelled TV series growing up, just like BTAS's Bruce Wayne.
  • Bradford Buzzard's connection with F.O.W.L. is finally exposed to the Duck Family, as well as F.O.W.L.'s plan to come after them.
  • Due to its popularity, the episode was released for free on Disney XD's YouTube page the day after its premiere.
  • The episode bears several similarities with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackSilver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Disney Parks
DuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY!
Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthChief O'HaraShedlock JonesGyro GearlooseLittle HelperYardarmDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckAbominable SnowwomanTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeaglePeteFlintheart GlomgoldPhantom BlotDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaBoard of DirectorsCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronZan OwlsonFisherMannDrosera occidendumJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPercival P. PeppingtonPaddywhackBushrootNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingAletheiaVeroKing HonestusEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardHeckaJormungandrPonce De LeonMatilda McDuck

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror"/"Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season Three "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!" • "The Phantom and the Sorceress!" • "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!" • "The Trickening!" • "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" • "Let's Get Dangerous!" • "Escape from the Impossibin!" • "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!" • "New Gods on the Block!" • "The First Adventure!" • "The Fight for Castle McDuck!" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of SeleneSea DuckRanger Plane
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three CaballerosHear My Voice
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
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