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The Duck is one of the younger Guardians. Although he hails from a wealthy family and is a rebel with a trust fund, he has undergone Marine training and is as tough as nails. Calm in all situations, his relaxed attitude should not be mistaken for weakness because when the time to fight arises, few Guardians are more prepared than the Duck.
He wears a futuristic bio suit and helmet that allow him to breathe underwater for short periods of time. He also has “surf boots” on his feet that give him the ability to glide on the surface of water at incredible speeds. He has wings, but they allow him to fly in short bursts and at low altitudes only. He’s constantly developing new technology that allows him to take advantage of his aquatic abilities. He also has several surfboards for different conditions and adventures, including his ever-present “Fish” board; a retro surfboard that allows him to cut through waves and at an incredible speed and make amazing maneuvers. He’s a bit of a showoff, but with skills like his, you would be to.
Ah, The Duck. I waited a long friggin time for his reveal.
I guess I’ll start with my cons. He’s a rebel with a trust fund? What the hell? I’m not too sure what inspired this one. Other than that…
Dude’s awesome! Tough as nails? Just like Georgie Parros and the boys. Thank you Brian Burke for instilling the Ducks with truculence before you went to the Leafs. Relaxed attitude? Sounds like SoCal to me. Surf boots and surf boards? Also fitting for the OC Guardian. And a futuristic bio suit and helmet that allow him to breathe underwater? Just awesome.
I really like the attention to detail on The Duck. The first is obvious. The mask is obviously inspired by Wild Wing, the mascot of the Anaheim Ducks. The black and orange not only looks really slick, but it matches the team’s jerseys very well. And I love the webbed gloves and boots for functional and aesthetic value.
I wouldn’t say The Duck is the best Guardian, but I am very pleased to be able to call The Duck my Guardian.
Fuck you, Lance. I get a Guardian that is essentially just a dude in a spandex suit. You get a Guardian that is fucking Batman. This is bullshit.
Now that I’ve got that bit of anger out of the way, I can be a little happier. I do like the Ducks. They are my second favorite team. So at least this awesome bird Guardian doesn’t go to bitter rivals like The Flyer and The Capital. The Duck is easily one of my favorite Guardians. Why? Because he has such wonderful toys.
I mean he’s got it all. Sweet suit that allows him to breath under water? Check. Hi-tech boots that let him glide across the water? Check. Built-in wings so he can fly? Check. I mean, honestly, what doesn’t he have?
About the “rebel with a trust fund” bit: I’ve been to your neighborhood, Lance. I’ve seen your high school in the OC. There’s a lot of rich kids there with trust funds trying to act all badass. Rebels with trust funds. So I think it’s definitely representative of at least part of Orange County.
To sum up, The Duck may be the most powerful of all the Guardians. Because when the other Guardians are done listing all their powers, he can just turn and say, “I’m Batman.” BAM! He wins.
Final Word from Lance