Gizmoduck with Darkwing Duck
Gizmoduck with Darkwing Duck

Other Names

Fenton Crackshell







First Appearance

Danger rides on Dark wings

Last Appearance

Dangerous Currency, Part 4

Gizmoduck, first appeared on DuckTales as a bean counter (literally) named Fenton Crackshell, but he quit that job to work for Scrooge McDuck as his accountant. The character is voiced by the late Hamilton Camp. Although he is not stupid, Fenton's ambitious ideas and hasty decision-making create serious problems for his boss. He is doggedly determined to make amends each time by any means necessary which can create even more complications until he ultimately succeeds, although this requires a large amount of patience with him.

Later on, Fenton finds a robot suit called GizmoDuck made by Gyro Gearloose. The code word to activate it is "Blatherskite", a word which Gyro assumes no normal person would use. (Unbeknownst to him, one of Fenton's most frequently used sayings was "blathering blatherskite".) As fate would have it, Fenton wanders too close to the suit and utters his favorite expression, thus gaining a secret identity as a superhero. From then on, Fenton always uses "blathering blatherskite" to become Gizmoduck, despite only needing the second word — it is possible that Fenton failed to realize he does not have to say the entire phrase, since Gyro was the only one present when he activated the phrase. This was further reinforced when his mother's remote control caused all the Gizmoduck armor to fall off Fenton, and attach itself to her when she mentioned the word blatherskite as part of her phrase "blathering blatherskite". Fenton's self discovery as how to attach and disattach the armor served to show another of his savant abilities; he realized one of the words his mother spoke acted as a key code and repeated her last few sentences verbatim to find it; his memorization skills are outstanding. The only characters privileged to know that Fenton is GizmoDuck are Scrooge McDuck and Fenton's mother, whom he refers to as M'ma. His mother usually wears a bathrobe and watches television in a rundown trailer, where she lives with her son (and sometimes serves as GizmoDuck as she has the same favorite exclamation as her son). Fenton is in love with Gandra Dee, Scrooge's bean factory receptionist. As Fenton, he is Scrooge's accountant, but as GizmoDuck, he is chief security guard for the money bin and Scrooge's personal bodyguard. Gyro Gearloose, creator of the Gizmosuit, does not even know who wears the suit.

Ducktales/Darkwing Duck Comics 2011Edit

Gizmoduck appears at the crossover of Ducktales and Darkwing Duck Comics at the Story Arc Dangerous Currency. Fenton Crackshell shows up at the Mallard residence to warn everyone about the slime and then disappears. Later as Gizmoduck he is chained to the backwall at the Quackwerks Building until he is turned into Monster Gizmoduck until his mother shows up and then he gets himself, Scrooge, Darkwing, Gyro, and his mother out of the building. Later he helps Scrooge, Darkwing, Launchpad, Gosalyn, and Webby revert Huey Dewey and Louie, and Honker back to their normal forms. After telling everyone that he was kidnapped from time by Magica De Spell he gets a projection of Magica's plans. Then Gyro plugs a machine to Gizmoduck that reveals the portal that reveals that Nega Duck and Morgana were in. As for the rest of the story Gizmoduck helps Darkwing and Company defeat the rest of the villains.

Monster GizmoduckEdit

For his Slime counterpart look at article Monster Gizmoduck


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