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This article is about an enemy from the Wario Land series. For information about the character whose name is abbreviated "DD" in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, see Diddy Kong.
A D.D., as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Wario Land II (1998)
“The Dangerous Duck is a boomerang-throwing baddie. When Wario sees the weapon coming, he should duck too.”
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 20

D.D.s[1] (short for Dangerous Duck[1]) are common enemies in the Wario Land series for the Game Boy. They are members of Captain Syrup's pirate crew, the Black Sugar Gang. D.D.s are anthropomorphic ducks, wearing striped bandanas and goggles. They wield a boomerang as a weapon and their attack pattern is reminiscent to that of a Boomerang Brother.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Sprite of a D.D.

D.D.s first appear in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, where they try to hinder Wario on his quest for treasure on Kitchen Island. When one spots him, it will stop walking, hit its boomerang on the ground three times, and then throw it at Wario, damaging him if it hits him. They can be stunned and picked up, though they are among the heavier enemies in the game owing to their size.

Wario Land II[edit]

Wario Land 2 E DD.png

The D.D.s return in Wario Land II. Their attack pattern remains exactly the same as it was in the previous game, though they and their boomerangs are physically smaller by a small amount, and the latter spin faster. Like the previous game, they are classified as heavy enemies in this game, meaning that Wario will slow down significantly when carrying one. In the Game Boy Color version, they are usually given an orange, mint green, and dark blue palette.

In Defeat four ducks!, the level's objective is to seek and defeat four of them. In the Game Boy Color re-release, these are given a deep red, blue, and black color palette.

Additionally, an unlockable minigame known as Flagman D-D can be accessed by completing the game with 100%. It features a D.D. as a host, along with a White puff and a Gugi. The minigame itself was a remake of the Game & Watch title Flagman.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

  • Japanese Virtual Console manual: アヒルの海賊兵です。ワリオを見つけると、ブーメランを投げてきます。[2](They are duck pirate soldiers. When they find Wario, they throw boomerangs at him.)

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 海賊
性格 おしゃら
登場ゲーム ランド3

Tribe: Pirate
Disposition: Acting grown-up
Game appearances: Land 3
Pirate duck boomerangs!
The Pirate Blacklegs' assault duck soldiers. When Wario approaches, they throw boomerangs at him. Watch out for the timing when the boomerang doesn't fly, and try to knock them down with a body slam.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese D.D.[4][3]
French C. C. Short for "coin-coin" (quack-quack)
German Dangerous Duck From English manual description
Italian P. P./Papero Pericoloso[5] Dangerous Duck


  1. ^ a b Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 20.
  2. ^ Japanese Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Virtual Console manual, section 15.
  3. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 114.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.
  5. ^ European Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklet, page 117