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Taurus bulba
Taurus Bulba
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Personality Dark, menacing, malicious
Appearance Obese navy bull, cream muzzle
Occupation Criminal mastermind, later cyborg
Goal To destroy St. Canard
Home St. Canard
Minions Hammerhead Hannigan, Hoof, Mouth, Clovis, Tantalus
Enemies Darkwing Duck, Launchpad McQuack, Gosalyn Mallard, Quackerjack, Megavolt, Bushroot, Liquidator
Dislikes Being defeated
Powers and abilities Cyberonic powers
Fate Escapes from Darkwing and Gosalyn.

Taurus Bulba is a villain from Darkwing Duck. He is first introduced as a criminal mastermind serving a 99 year sentence. Even though Taurus Bulba only appears in 3 episodes, Darkwing Duck regards him as one of his deadliest enemies. He is the main antagonist in the hour-long pilot episode Darkly Dawns the Duck.


Not much is know about Taurus Bulba's background. In Darkly Dawns the Duck, Taurus is shown serving a 99 year jail sentence yet still involved in criminal affairs from the prison. In fact, he seems to find being incarcarated to only be a minor inconvenience, seeing his prison cell as the perfect hideout and cover for his activities.

After his henchmen stole the Waddlemeyer Ram Rod (an experimental weapon that seems to envelop its targets in an anti-gravity field, destroying buildings and the most heavily-guarded banks) Bulba escaped and gave orders to kidnap Gosalyn because he believed, as she was Professor Waddlemeyer's only living relative, that she knew the secret code to active the Ramrod. At the end of Darkly Dawns the Duck, Bulba forced Darkwing to give him the arming code by threatening to drop Gosalyn to her death. ("She'll make a rather nasty stain on the pavement.") Darwkwing fought Bulba and ended up destroying the Ram Rod, as well Canard Tower. Though heavily injured, Darkwing survived, but Taurus was presumed killed in the explosion. Thanks to the efforts of F.O.W.L, Bulba managed to survive and was made into a cyborg.

F.O.W.L. subsequently assumed that Bulba would accept their offer of employment following their restoration of him. Bulba...pointedly declined the offer and elected to attempt to gain revenge on Darkwing and Gosalyn. After being once again defeated by Darkwing and Gosalyn, he manages to flee, swearing that he would get his revenge.

In Boom! Studios current Darkwing Duck comic, Taurus Bulba returns in the first story arc, "The Duck Knight Returns", as the CEO and mastermind behind the mega-corporation Quackwerks, in an attempt to get revenge on Darkwing Duck and his companions, but more importantly, to give St. Canard a new kind of villain, as he considers the other villains unprofessional.


Bulba was last seen in the episode Steerminator where he was rebuilt into a cyborg by F.O.W.L.. F.O.W.L equipped him with an impressive arsenal of weapons throughout his body, including lasers mounted on his horns. F.O.W.L. had hopes that Bulba would replace Steelbeak as their chief agent but The Steerminator refused and destroyed F.O.W.L.'s headquarters leaving the entire organization in shambles, and its high command in terror of his rampage.


Apart from some comedic moments, Taurus Bulba is considered to be a dark and menacing character, and probably the most malicious villain ever to appear in the series. In Darkly Dawns the Duck it is strongly implied his henchmen murdered Gosalyn's grandfather , by claiming it was an "Accident", and his men and pet condor Tantalus also nearly kill Gosalyn as well.

Gosalyn is afraid of him.



  • Bulba in his original form seems to be modeled after the Kingpin from Marvel comics.

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Heroes and Allies: Darkwing Duck | Launchpad McQuack | Gosalyn Mallard | Honker Muddlefoot | Tank Muddlefoot | Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot | Gizmoduck | Morgana McCawber | Neptunia | Stegmutt | J. Gander Hooter | Derek Blunt | Vladimir Goudenov Grizzlikof | Sara Bellum | Rhoda Dendron | Comet Guy
Villains: Negaduck/Negatron | Bushroot | Megavolt | Liquidator | Quackerjack | Steelbeak | Taurus Bulba | Hammerhead Hannigan | Hoof and Mouth | Tantalus | Clovis | Tuskernini | Dr. Fossil | Phineas Sharp | Professor Moliarty | Ammonia Pine | Ample Grime | Paddywhack | Lilliput Gooney | Jambalaya Jake | Gumbo | Bug Master | High Command | Major Synapse | Hotshot and Flygirl | Dr. Slug | Splatter Phoenix | Camille Chameleon | Anna Matronic | Isis Vanderchill | Johnny T. Rex | Fluffy | Dark Warrior Duck


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"
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