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Maybe I missed something, but what does Drake do in ordinary life? Maybe S.H.U.S.H finance him?

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    On several occasions it's shown that he's independently wealthy and/or holds various jobs; disney.fandom.com/wiki/Darkwing_Duck_(character) – Valorum Apr 4 at 16:34
  • @Valorum Yes, but how this money is enough for the maintenance of its vast arsenal, the payment of gasoline for an airplane and a motorcycle, the maintenance of the Gosalyn, and so on? – Mouvre Apr 4 at 16:51
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    It's different in different properties. In some he appears to be an employee of SHUSH. In others, he seems to be little more than a hired gun/private detective. – Valorum Apr 4 at 17:23
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According to his character page and the Disney comics page on the Darkwing Duck wiki in the original series:

Drake Mallard has no occupation outside of Darkwing Duck and he receives payment for it from SHUSH.

and

Darkwing also sometimes lends his special talents to the ultra-secret intelligence organization known as SHUSH, which provides him with a sizable paycheck and the latest crimefighting technology.

However, in the new DuckTales series:

This incarnation of Darkwing is the fictional star of a superhero television show, instead of someone who actually exists in the show's universe. He is played by an actor named Jim Starling, who is known for performing his own stunts.

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However, the showrunner of DuckTales hinted at Darkwing existing as a real character within the show's universe, with the "show-within-a-show" being a fictional depiction of the real Darkwing's exploits. This is supported by the fact that F.O.W.L. and S.H.U.S.H. and the city of St. Canard all exist in the show's universe.

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