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Jim Starling is an anthropomorphic duck from the 2017 Continuum.

DescriptionEdit

A washed-up actor whose one big break back in the 1990's was the part of fictional superhero Darkwing Duck in the series of the same name, the disillusioned yet narcissistic Jim Starling eventually went mad, taking on the supervillain identity of Negaduck in opposition to Drake Mallard, a Darkwing Duck fan who had become a real-life Darkwing Duck following a failed attempt to get a Darkwing Duck movie off the ground.

Behind the scenesEdit

Jim Starling debuted in the 2018 DuckTales 2017 episode Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System.

He is named after Jim Cummings, who provided the voice of the original Darkwing Duck and also voices Jim Starling himself, and his storyline and characterization bear some degree of similarity to the earlier parody of Cummings who starred in the 2013 sketch Darkwing Duck: The Movie Kickstarter Project, who was portrayed by the real Cummings in live-action.

Tying back to Darkwing Duck's original status as, in part, a parody of Batman, Jim Starling's life story (prior to going mad, that is) clearly parallels that of Adam West, who played a remarkably unserious version of Batman in a popular 1960's TV series that has mostly been eclipsed, in the modern consciousness, by more "serious and gritty" Batmans.

Voice ActorsEdit

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