Penumbra is a character in DuckTales 2017 series.
Powers and abilities
Penumbra first appeared in "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!", in which she and General Lunaris have been hunting down a moon mite for years. They encounter Della Duck, who has been fending off the mite for a decade while trying to fix her ship, the Spear of Selene. Though Penumbra desires to kill the mite, Della discovers that the mite merely has a baby and earns its trust peacefully. In seeming gratitude, Lunaris offers Della shelter and all the gold she can use to repair her ship at their city, Tranquility.
By "The Golden Spear!", Della has nearly finished repairs on her ship while staying at Penumbra's house. Penumbra spends the episode believing Della to be secretly an enemy of the moon, especially since Della frequently regales the Lunarians of tales about Earth. In a desperate attempt to stop Della from enslaving her people, Penumbra activates the completed rocket, forcing Della to leave. However, Lunaris reveals his true colors and begins an invasion of Earth, causing Penumbra to realize how much she appreciates Della.
Some time later, Penumbra encounters Della's brother Donald in "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!", who had crash-landed on the moon after discovering Della's repaired rocket. Though Lunaris declares Donald an enemy of the moon and promotes Penumbra to the rank of captain, she assists Donald in escaping captivity, eventually stumbling upon Lunaris's secret base. There, she learns that Lunaris had been analyzing Earth even before Della's arrival. Lunaris arrives and battles Donald, but Donald makes a getaway in a prototype rocket that nobody could supposedly survive. As Donald escapes, Penumbra declares him the bravest man of two worlds.
Throughout "The Richest Duck in the World!", Della attempts to contact Penumbra using cameras and cable. Penumbra eventually manages to contact Della, explaining that with Scrooge McDuck's defense satellites down, Lunaris has launched the invasion on Earth.
A week later, in "Moonvasion!", Penumbra finally arrives just as Lunaris is about to finish off Della, Donald, Webby, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie in space. Penumbra seemingly sacrifices herself to stop Lunaris, but lands on Della's window. Back on Earth, Penumbra encounters Launchpad, who is smitten with her.