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  Fethry Duck

GENUS PEDIGREE: Duckbill
KNOWN ALIASES: The Red Bat (Morcego Vermelho [Portuguese] or Paper Bat [Italian], Fethry's superhero identity)
KNOWN RELATIVES: Lulubelle Loon (mother); Eider Duck (father); Abner "Whitewater" Duck (brother); Dugan Duck (Biquinho [Portuguese] or Pennino [Italian], nephew); Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, $crooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey & Louie Duck, April, May & June Duck, Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose (cousins); Cornelius Coot (great-great-grandfather & founder of Duckburg); Elvira Coot (a.k.a. Grandma Duck, Duck Family matriarch); Humperdink Duck (a.k.a. Grandpa Duck).
KNOWN PETS: unknown
CITIZENSHIP: unknown
KNOWN CONFIDANTS: Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; $crooge McDuck.
KNOWN RIVALS: unknown
PARAPHERNALIA: unknown

1st PRINT APPEARANCE: "Topolino" #453 (Aug. 2, 1964) in "Paperino e il fanatico igienista" ("Donald Duck in "The Health Nut"), but his first appearance in the USA was in "Donald Duck" #105 in "Donald's Buzzin' Cousin"; "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories" #304 (Jan. 1966) in "Mad Madam Mim: Ducky Date," and more recently in "Walt Disney Giant: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck" #5 in "The Snacking Sleuths" (May 1996).
1st FILM APPEARANCE: none
VOICE ACTOR: N/A
SIGNATURE: 1960's style British "mod" slang.
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: The son of Lulubelle Loon and Eider Duck (a son of Grandma Duck) and is the beatnik cousin of Donald Duck. He has a rather unorthodox way of viewing and reacting to the world around him, as does his backwoods brother, Abner "Whitewater" Duck (from WDC&S #267). In 1982, the Brazilian Disney market created a young nephew for Fethry named Dugan Duck who tends to be quite a handful. Like Goofy (Super Goof) and Donald (Superduck), since the early 1970's Fethry has occasionally donned superhero garb and called himself the Red Bat (not related to the villian of the same name whom Mickey Mouse faced in his heroic guise as "Plastic Mickey"). Ocassionally Gloria, Fethry's girlfriend (created by Gerson Luiz Borlotti Texeira), would team-up with the Red Bat as another costumed crime-fighter called the Purple Butterfly (Borboleta Purpurea). Even Fethry's nephew, Dugan, has donned a costume and called himself Red Bat Junior. Fethry often appears in Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck tales. In his earliest adventures he supposedly lived in another state (possibly New York or California, and had to visit via airplane or train. However, since 1964 he has resided in an old house definitely in Duckburg. He is also closely associated with the hillbilly Hard Haid Moe who dislikes Fethry very much (though Fethry doesn't seem to understand this), and with Donald's pet cat, Tabby.
HISTORICAL FACTS: Fethry was created in 1963 in stories made by the Disney Studios for the foreign market where he is better known as Popop or Paperoga.
LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS: unknown
WORKING THEORIES: none
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