Paddywhack is a supernatural entity who inhabits a haunted jack-in-the-box. Although he is capable of possessing inanimate objects and imbuing them with his will, he can and will sometimes appear in his true form, which is a very tall, thin duck with long legs, red eyes and sharp teeth, wearing a black and white leotard with a ruffled collar. Paddywhack feeds off of negative emotions and always exhorts others to "Please play with me!", enticing them to join him in his various acts of mayhem.
At some point, Paddywhack became trapped in his jack-in-the-box, which was unknowingly put on display at a toy exhibit in a St. Canard museum. Quackerjack robbed the exhibit, stealing the box, but ultimately decided it was worthless and threw it aside, thus releasing Paddywhack. The evil spirit possessed Quackerjack's doll, Mr. Banana Brain, and proceeded to run rampant throughout St. Canard, causing mischief.
He was eventually stopped by Darkwing Duck, who, with Quackerjack's help, used positive emotions to weaken Paddywhack and re-imprison him inside of the jack-in-the-box, which Darkwing then threw into the Audubon Bay. However a large fish swallowed the box, and Paddywhack, escaping once again, possessed the fish, and laughed maniacally as Darkwing, Launchpad, and Gosalyn look down from the tower to the source of the laughter and scream in absolute horror as they find out that Paddywhack had returned.
Paddywhack is voiced by Phil Hartman.
He has the ability to possess inanimate objects and animals and he can make himself disappear from legs up, and he has telekinesis and his jack in the box can trap people in his world and he feeds on negative emotions. His head can also act like a balloon and pop and he inflated his head back up with his hand.
Boom Studios! comics
Paddywhack takes advantage of all of Negaduck's rage and hatred. He possessed Negaduck to become a giant hybrid of the two, attempting to cause chaos and misery over St. Canard. He was eventually defeated by Darkwing using the tron splitter on Nega-Paddy-Whatever, and then by #ll the positive feelings from the multiverse of Darkwing's love for Gosalyn, empowering Morgana's positive magic to once again entrap him inside his jack-in-the-box.
Joe Books comics
- Paddywhack is based on Pennywise, the supernatural antagonist in the 1986 novel It.