Real Name: Alphonse de Manger Beacoup Ducanard
Identity/Class: Extradimensional / Alternate Reality (Earth-15110);
presumably citizen of France
Occupation: Duck hunter/killer/eater (canardovore? anatinovore? anatinohepatovore?)
Group Membership: None revealed
Affiliations: None revealed
Enemies: Legion of Howards (Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Howard the Duck of Earth-88011, Mjolnir-wielding Howard the Duck of Earth-20160, duck-bill
costume wearing redheaded human woman Howard the Duck of Earth-89517 (presumably Beverly
Switzler?), Howard the
Roboduck of Earth-19171, Sister Howard the Duck of Earth-39251, Strangeduck of Earth-80118); Howard the Duck counterpart he apparently assaulted in a park; monocle-wearing Howard the Duck counterpart he apparently assaulted in an alley;
Howard the Duck; (you know...not FROM -616, but lives there);
Liverer of Earth-12115;
S.H.I.E.L.D. of Earth-616 (notably Leo Fitz and indirectly Jeremiah Warrick...and -- even less directly -- Phil Coulson);
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Noble and ready to eat much duck" (translation of name)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
briefly the Duck Bucket (see comments);
at least formerly Reality-15110
First Appearance: S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: Ducanard wields a two-pronged fork to tear out chunks of liver from his enemies (usually Howard the Duck counterparts).
The fork assault is surprisingly
effective, even against the Mjolnir-wielding, Thor-powered Howard the
Duck of Earth-20160; it could even blow-up the 50-60' tall metal Howard
The fork could be thrown, blow up a massive target, and then return to his hands unharmed.
Ducanard can apparently travel
between realities at will. Whether this is an ability he possesses, or
he utilizes the fork to do so is unrevealed (although the latter seems likely).
Ducanard speaks French consistently, but apparently can understand English, at least.
Ducanard has very specific tastes,
and he is disgusted by fast food, as well as ranch salad dressing, in
Height: Unrevealed (based on his size comparison to Howard and Leo Fitz, I would estimate around 6'4")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 400 lbs.)
Hair: Dark brown or black (male pattern baldness)
History: The source of Ducanard's abilities is unrevealed.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Alphonse
de Manger Beacoup Ducanard of Earth-15110 at least believed that
he was born to create a perfect pate from the blended livers of one
single duck who exists in many forms across diverse realities --
considered the Liverer to be his one rival in all the dimensions.
The Liverer knew of Ducanard (by his full name), but did not consider him a rival; the Liverer looked down on Ducanard as a mortal with limited appetites.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Ducanard traveled throughout realities, harvesting pieces of liver from counterparts of Howard the Duck.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Multiversal "Spider-Verse" conflict involving numerous alternate reality Spider-beings fighting the spider-totem-eating Inheritors led to progressive spatial anomalies that apparently threatened the entire Multiverse.
In some fashion, a big zipper on the Liverer opened up, exposing some sort of warp deal that apparently threatened the Multiverse thusly.After the "Zipper Unripper" was spat out by the chaos, Earth-616's S.H.I.E.L.D. mystic agent Jeremiah Warrick determined that it could only be utilized to mend the damage by a being from an alternate reality. It was determined that Howard the Duck could be that being.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Legion of Howards gathered to oppose the multiversal threat.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - Leo Fitz explained to Howard the Duck what they knew of the cross-reality threat and informed him of his role, after which Warrick
magically transported Howard to an alternate Earth (or perhaps a
location where realities were crossing-over) to utilize the Zipper
Unripper...and then he accidentally transported Fitz there as well.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - When
Fitz warned the others of the rival mentioned by Ducanard, the Liverer
arrived and blasted (and presumably slew) Ducanard, noting him to have
been a crass egoist who fabricated such a rivalry.
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - The Liverer further noted Ducanard to have been merely a man with limited appetites.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Evan "Doc" Shaner.
Prior to these appearances, Ducanard had presumably slain numerous counterparts of Howard the Duck and
gathered their livers. Maybe that's why Howard the Duck-Thing of Earth-11880 and Bulky-Duck of Earth-18801 weren't shown in the Legion of Howards.
Or maybe the Liverer already harvested their livers.
Or maybe something weird and unusual that you've never heard of happened to them.
Or maybe not...
I'm not sure what Duck Bucket was, perhaps it was a manifestation of the reality-warping going on. I think I'll do a profile on it, as well.
Ducanard is gross (French for large, fat, etc.).
Profile by Snood.
The Liverer should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10, pg. panel 1 (at Duck Bucket);
pg. 11, panel 2 (having stabbed Mjolnir-wielding Howard);
panel 5 (recovering fork after blowing up Roboduck);
pg. 12, panel 3 (face);
panel 4 (mostly full body);
pg. 13, panel 1 (profile, best picture of fork);
panel 5 (blasted by Fitz/Roboduck weapon);
pg. 14, panel 3 (blasted by Liverer);
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Evan "Doc" Shaner (artist) Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 09/24/2020
Last updated: 09/24/2020
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