Riffing with my housemate Kathleen on the following quote from Cracked.com:
So what if we replaced Swamp Thing with Superman and Mrs. Swamp Thing with a new motivation to putz around Gotham, like an ancient, weird-ass Kryptonian superweapon that crash lands in the duck pond at Arkham Asylum? (This being Arkham, the ducks are inmates too.)
- Putting aside any characters from Darkwing Duck, about the only major bird-themed supervillain is the Penguin. (After that, you start getting into losers like Raptor from G.I. Joe.) This is an unfilled niche.
- There really should be a duck-themed supervillain.
- Why is there not a duck-themed supervillain called the Canard? (Who would operate out of Canard Base.) If there is one, Google is not leading me to them.
C’mon, DC & Marvel–don’t pass up a winning idea just because it’s absurd! That’s never stopped you before.
(ETA: It has been pointed out to me that I overlooked the Vulture as another major bird-themed supervillain. My apologies to Mr. Toomes and his family.)