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The Gizmoduck Suit, or Gizmosuit, is the cybernetic armor worn by Gizmoduck. It was built by Gyro Gearloose in the multi-part DuckTales episode "Super DuckTales".

Appearances

DuckTales

After being forced to move his Money Bin to a location farther away from his mansion, Scrooge McDuck requested Gyro to build a robot who could guard the Bin from robbers. After Gyro's first attempt, the GICU-2 proved to be too efficient at preventing anyone, including Scrooge, from getting close to the Money Bin, Scrooge ordered Gyro to build a new security guard that would have a brain. Gyro proceeded to build a cybernetic suit that would be "bulletproof, fireproof, and knuckleproof." However, due to Scrooge saying that he wanted a security guard with a brain, they would need to hire a person to wear the suit. And to prevent the suit from falling into the wrong hands, Gyro programmed it to be activated by use of a secret code word that he figured nobody but the wearer would ever use - "blatherskite."

Fenton wearing the Gizmosuit

Fenton becomes Gizmoduck for the first time.

As fate would have it, Scrooge's new accountant, Fenton Crackshell was at the moment having trouble trying to retrieve Scrooge's Number One Dime after it was stolen by the Beagle Boys. Upon overhearing Scrooge and Gyro talking about it, Fenton decided to borrow the Gizmosuit and use it against the Beagles. In his attempt to put the suit on, Fenton uttered his catch phrase, "Blatherin' blatherskite," unaware of the second word being the trigger word for the suit, and officially became Gizmoduck for the first time. From then on, Fenton always uses "blatherin' blatherskite" to become Gizmoduck, despite only needing the second word; it is possible that he does not realize he doesn't have to say the entire phrase.

Once the Gizmosuit has been donned, the only way to extricate oneself from it is to intercept the electronic signal sent to a television by a television remote control. Fenton discovers this while standing in front of his mother's television, after having previously been made to sleep in the carport.

Aside from Fenton, several other DuckTales characters have also worn the Gizmosuit at least once. In the third part of "Super DuckTales", Fenton's mother accidentally ended up wearing the suit when she shouted her son's catch phrase after he accidentally destroyed her TV. She would wear the suit again in "The Duck Who Knew Too Much." Launchpad McQuack has also worn the Gizmosuit at least twice, in the episode "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" and the Disney Adventures comic story "A Switch in Time" (in which Scrooge had Fenton and Launchpad switch jobs). Additionally, in "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block," Mrs. Crackshell accidentally shrank the Gizmosuit, which also somehow resulted in the code word being shortened to "blah." Due to this, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby all ended up wearing the suit over the course of the episode.

Darkwing Duck

When Gizmoduck appeared on Darkwing Duck, the Gizmosuit had a noticeably altered design; it was somewhat smaller and lacked the black coloring in the upper arms. This may be because, in the DuckTales episode "Attack of the Metal Mites," the suit was eaten by Flintheart Glomgold's Metal Mites, and thus it was slightly redesigned when it was repaired.

DuckTales (2017)

The Gizmosuit has been confirmed to reappear in the 2017 DuckTales reboot series. It is noticeably bulkier than the iterations from the original continuity, but also has the "G" emblem from the "quack 2" Gizmosuit seen in Darkwing Duck #8 (see below). The end of the episode "The Great Dime Chase!" shows Gyro pondering about making the suit under the name "Project Blatherskite".

Printed media

Disney Adventures

In "The Legend of the Chaos God", when Solego attempted to possess Fenton, he called for the Gizmosuit, only for Solego to take control of the suit himself. Solego used the Gizmosuit to get himself to St. Canard and merge his medallion back with its gold setting, releasing him from the medallion. In the chaos that followed, Fenton regained control of the Gizmosuit, but it was then blown up by Solego. Fortunately, once Darkwing Duck defeated Solego, the Gizmosuit was restored back to normal.

Darkwing Duck

Gosmoduck

Gosalyn in the Gizmosuit in "The Duck Knight Returns".

In the 2010 Darkwing Duck comic book's first arc, "The Duck Knight Returns", it was revealed that Taurus Bulba tried to take control of the Gizmosuit (which had been left at Gyro's because at this point, Fenton was off attending a "MacGuffin convention"), but since he had become a machine himself, the Gizmosuit did not register Bulba as a person. Bulba planned to find a lackey and make them wear the Gizmosuit until he could access it himself, but to avoid chances of that happening, Gyro changed the secret code word. However, the new code word he chose turned out to be Gosalyn Mallard's catch phrase, "Keen gear," and thus, when she said the phrase near the suit, she took control of it, becoming Gosmoduck. Darkwing, Launchpad, and Gosalyn agreed that she would hold on to the Gizmosuit, but she would only use it in case of an emergency. However, in the comic's second arc, "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings," the Gizmosuit was destroyed during Darkwing, Gosalyn, and Morgana McCawber's battle against Negaduck and Magica De Spell.

In the comic's final arc, the "Dangerous Currency" crossover story, Gosalyn returned the broken Gizmosuit to Scrooge, and he had Gyro and Honker Muddlefoot repair it. Due to Fenton being captured at this point, they also modified the suit so that it would send out a signal and retrieve Fenton from his whereabouts. Unfortunately, the suit was then stolen by Megavolt and the Beagle Boys and brought to the Phantom Blot's hideout where Fenton was being held captive. The villains then had Gizmoduck transformed into a monster by the slime, but he was fortunately reverted back to his normal form by his mother yelling at him and was able to escape. However, "Dangerous Currency" was retconned as being non-canon (and as such was not reprinted in Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition).

Gizmoduck's new armor

The new-and-improved Gizmosuit, seen in "Dawn of the Day of the Return of the Living Spud".

Canonically, the comic's continuation under Joe Books shows Fenton wearing a new "quack 2" Gizmosuit, seen in the two-issue story arc "Dawn of the Day of the Return of the Living Spud". The new Gizmosuit is now balanced on a much slimmer wheel than its predecessor, is able to project shadowy images against the clouds in the sky (in reference to Batman's Batsignal), includes a jet-pack, and also has an emblem resembling a "G" in place of the "R" emblem from the original suit. The story does not elaborate further on how Fenton obtained the new armor, but writer Aaron Sparrow has confirmed that it Gyro built it using parts scavenged from technology that Launchpad had crashed planes into.[1]

Video games

In the video game DuckTales Remastered, the Gizmosuit is taken apart when Fenton gets kidnapped by the aliens on the Moon level. To progress through the level, Scrooge has to travel through the aliens' spacecraft to find the parts of the Gizmosuit.

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References

v - e - d
Ducktales Logo
Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw 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 EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus 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: Mark BeaksGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovCaptain PeghookPixiuDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDella DuckLenaLiu Hai

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!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. Canard
Organizations
Junior Woodchucks
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcher
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage Theme
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris


v - e - d
Darkwing Duck Logo
Media
Darkwing DuckVideographyWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!NES gameBoom! Studios comicJoe Books comic
Books
High Wave RobberyThe Silly Canine CaperThe Darkest Night
Characters
Heroes and Allies: Darkwing DuckLaunchpad McQuackGosalyn MallardHonker MuddlefootTank MuddlefootHerb and Binkie Muddlefoot • Mrs. Cavanaugh • GizmoduckMorgana MacawberNeptuniaStegmuttJ. Gander HooterDerek BluntVladimir Goudenov GrizzlikofSara BellumRhoda DendronGloria SwansongPrincess of OilrabiaGoose LeeComet Guy

Villains: Negaduck/NegatronBushrootMegavoltLiquidatorQuackerjackSteelbeakTaurus BulbaHammerhead HanniganHoof and MouthTantalusClovisTuskerniniDr. FossilPhineas SharpProfessor MoliartyAmmonia PineAmple GrimePaddywhackLilliput GooneyJambalaya JakeGumboBug MasterHigh CommandMajor SynapseHotshot and FlygirlDr. SlugSplatter PhoenixCamille ChameleonAnna MatronicIsis VanderchillJohnny T. RexFluffyDark Warrior DuckNodoffBrainteasers

Episodes
Season One: "Darkly Dawns the Duck" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "Beauty and the Beet" • "Getting Antsy" • "Night of the Living Spud" • "Apes of Wrath" • "Dirty Money" • "Film Flam" • "Duck Blind" • "Comic Book Capers" • "Water Way to Go" • "Paraducks" • "Easy Come, Easy Grows" • "Negaduck" • "A Revolution in Home Appliances" • "Trading Faces" • "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" • "Can't Bayou Love" • "Bearskin Thug" • "Fungus Amongus" • "You Sweat Your Life" • "Days of Blunder" • "Just Us Justice Ducks" • "Double Darkwings" • "Slaves to Fashion" • "Aduckyphobia" • "When Aliens Collide" • "Jurassic Jumble" • "Something Fishy" • "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness" • "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" • "Tiff of the Titans" • "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" • "Whiffle While You Work" • "Calm a Chameleon" • "Ghoul of My Dreams" • "Battle of the Brainteasers" • "Adopt-a-Con" • "Bad Tidings" • "Toys Czar Us" • "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" • "Up, Up and Awry" • "Going Nowhere Fast" • "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything" • "Dry Hard" • "Heavy Mental" • "A Brush with Oblivion" • "Disguise the Limit" • "Planet of the Capes" • "The Merchant of Menace" • "Darkwing Doubloon" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Twitching Channels" • "Dances with Bigfoot" • "Twin Beaks" • "The Incredible Bulk" • "My Valentine Ghoul" • "Dead Duck" • "A Duck By Any Other Name" • "Let's Get Respectable" • "In Like Blunt" • "Quack of Ages" • "Time and Punishment" • "Stressed to Kill" • "The Darkwing Squad" • "Inside Binkie's Brain" • "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" • "Slime Okay, You're Okay" • "Whirled History" • "U.F.Foe" • "A Star is Scorned" • "The Quiverwing Quack" • "Jail Bird" • "Dirtysomething" • "Kung Fooled" • "Bad Luck Duck"

Season Two: "Monsters R Us" • "Inherit the Wimp" • "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" • "Star Crossed Circuits" • "Steerminator" • "The Frequency Fiends" • "Paint Misbehavin'" • "Hot Spells" • "Fraudcast News" • "Clash Reunion" • "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" • "Malice's Restaurant" • "Extinct Possibility"

Vehicles and Gadgets
RatcatcherThunderquackDarkwing Duck's gas gunRamrodSuper Sensitive Darkwing Duck-tectorTronsplitter
Locations
St. CanardNegaverse
Songs
Darkwing Duck Theme SongLittle Girl BlueKickin' in the GrooveI'm Darkwing Duck
See also
DuckTalesThe Disney AfternoonDisney XD (Netherlands)Justice DucksFearsome FiveF.O.W.L.S.H.U.S.H.