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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed (likely a native of some world (possibly Earth, but more likely not)); almost certainly at least native to some alternate reality

Occupation: Observer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Throwaway was cursed to be drawn to and to observe Galactongue's consuming of worlds, but whether he had any exact relationship to either the Sulfer Surfer is unrevealed.

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    observed in proximity to Earth in Reality-85197 (possibly mobile throughout the universe and/or across realities)

First AppearanceUnpublished Howard the Duck script - Steve Gerber (1985)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. He was allegedly immortal, although it is unrevealed whether he was indestructible, or was transported away from harm, or was regenerative, or...anything else.

    He was apparently summoned/forced to view Earths (and possibly whole realities) consumed by Galactongue (and perhaps some destroyed by other means). As such, he could travel (or was likely transferred against/despite his will) across various realities.

    He can levitate, or at least float, in the air.

    He wears a long flowing cloak-- it would be floor-length if he were standing on a floor-- that wraps completely around him, and a cowl that conceals his face completely; only his glowing eyes are visible in the shadow of the cowl.

    His face (which he reveals by pulling back his cloak at the dramatic time of his choosing) looks like a "demented CABBAGE PATCH DOLL. His glowing eyes bulge almost out of their sockets, and his features are frozen in an expression of revulsion -- as if someone had shoved a rotten banana up his nose."

Height: Unrevealed, but likely roughly human sized
Weight: Unrevealed (his density is unrevealed)
Eyes: Unrevealed, but glowing
Hair: Unrevealed

Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - Via incorporating Shadow Matter within her Poporb to make techno-fiction movies , Krylorian techno-artist Chirreep unwittingly caused Reality-791021 to be overlayed with Reality-616; when the two realities separated, Howard the Duck was pulled into an interdimensional rift between Reality-616 and -791021. It was believed that the two realities would seek to occupy the same "space," threatening them both.

    In 46 separate scenarios monitored by Chireep, Duckworld was destroyed. (see comments).

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - In Chirreep's 47th scenario (Reality-85197, and possibly others; see comments), the Throwaway  floated down -- legs together, arms folded over his chest, and eyes staring blankly as if entranced -- to a rooftop on which Truman Capoultry and Duktor Strange observed and futilely tried to ward off the Sulfur Surfer's preparation of Duckworld for Galactongue.

    The Throwaway surprised them both with his presence when he told them, "The consumption of your world was ordained by a far greater power -- greater even than the one who would eat your planet."

    Pointing dramatically to the material floating in the sky, he added, "For yon glop, as you call it, is merely the gravy on the feast ladelled across your sky by him who wields the power sulfuric."

    As a dark figure flew across the sky in his surfboard, he released a cloud of grimy emissions that covered Strange and Capoultry, although it never touched Throwaway, who gestured at the Surfer like a ringmaster introducing an act:

       "Behold: Men call him the Sulfur Surfer, but he is "Harold" to Galactongue!"

    When Capoultry asked if there was nothing they could do, and if "we're doomed?" Throwaway clarified, "Not 'we,'  You. I cannot die."

    Reaching for his cowl and pulling it back melodramatically, exposing his sour, revolted, freakish face, he continued, "For I am Throway, he who is disposed to whine. Such is my fate. As your world and infinite others meet their destruction, I shall bear helpless witness to the horror...and go "ewwwwgh."

    As the end of the world approached, Strange poured the last drop of his bottle of alcohol into his mouth, Capoultry dove off the edge of the roof, and Throwaway floated away again...

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber.

    Throwaway was meant to be a parody of the DC character Pariah, featured in Crisis on Infinite Earths.

    The Throwaway noted that "The universe's destruction was ordained by a "higher power"...with the rest of the story never being told, we don't know if that meant the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, or something/one else.

    Gerber's unpublished script (

    As the script was not published, we don't know how much/many of the story events contained within occurred as written, so I'm including them here in italics.
Only the published data is listed in regular text below:

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - The cosmic axis tipped again as Howard’s world changed markedly.
    This takes place immediately before the Mr. Chicken adventure in Howard the Duck II#1

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard had Winda send him and Bev to "Duckworld," though it was not the world he remembered.

(Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard later joined with Dakimh the Enchanter, Korrek, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing and others to resolve damage caused by a reality warp initiated by Krylorian Techno-Artist Chireep.

    The Throwaway notes that he is doomed to watch an infinite number of worlds perish like the one we see the Sulfur Surfer deliver to Galactongue. We don't know for sure how many (if any) other worlds perished before this Earth, nor do we know for sure whether solely Earths were consumed across alternate realities or whether he had fed or was going to feed on other worlds in the same universe. And, we don't know that it was solely Galactongue destroying these worlds, or if there were multiple causes of worlds being destroyed. I would think it MOST lilkely that it was Earths being destroyed as Chireep had witnessed multiple Earth's destructions and since the series was a play on Crisis on Infinite Earths...but obviously that's only guess-work...

    The Duckworld detailed as consumed by Galactongue is Reality-85197; Chirreep notes that she has viewed 47 scenarios via the Poborob and all resulted in the destruction of Duckworld (we don't know if any others were associated with Galactongue) either there are 46 other realities in which Duckworld was destroyed...or maybe it's the same reality, and she just couldn't change it or view anything else? Let's go with that, because, since we don't know anything else to distinguish them, I can't really designate them. Chirreep does ask the Poborb why it keeps "feeding the same vidstream into the fictionator."
    While we don't know what happened in the script for the second issue nor do we know what actually happened to Howard, we do know that that Duckworld persisted, so the destruction Chirreep visualized was a divergent version in some fashion.

    The story refers to the Duckworld reality as being part of a Shadow Multiverse created via the Shadow Matter in Chirreep's Poporb. It seems more likely that she accessed and affected the realities than actually created any of these realities.

Profile by Snood.

The Throwaway
should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
There are no images of the Throwaway, and he is only verbally described...every description of his appearance is included under abilities and history

Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - Steve Gerber (1985);

First posted: 08/07/2018
Last updated: 08/07/2018

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