"Insert Duck Pun #1003 here"

Films: Howard the Duck (1986)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Civilized area/Eldritch location

Height/Weight: That of two grown elephants.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Yes, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made history, the poor comic book movie industry was a dead man walking. Because instead of seeing the Avengers, we got an adaptation of Howard the Duck. A bad adaptation. But at least the villain was impressive.

History: One of many Dark Overlords of the universe, this one targeted earth after being accidentally brought to it by a hyper-advanced spectroscope. His first action was to possess a leading scientist, and simply activate the laser again so that others may join in the conquest. But unfortunately for him (and the audience), an obnoxious anthropomorphic duck named Howard was brought in as well.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: The Overlord, after unveiling its true form, is blasted by Howard with a big laser and explodes. The rest of the Overlords are sent back after the spectroscope is destroyed.

Powers/Abilities: Possession, telekinesis, and shooting lasers that immobilize anything.

Weakness: REALLY heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 4-For such a horrible movie, this beast is nothing to sneeze at. Looking like an unholy cross between an ogre and a scorpion, this monstrosity only loses points for dying at the hands of the worst character in any comic book adaptation ever. Until Josh Trak ruined the Fantastic Four, that is.

Trivia: -Howard the Duck is not nearly as bad as this film would have you believe. Most of his ventures are exercises in social satire, and Howard himself is a lot more sardonic than his film counterpart. The filmmakers knew this, but thought it was too serious for something so ridiculous. So their genius idea was to make it more ridiculous. Yeah, brilliant.

-George Lucas had a hand in making this film as the executive producer. And he still only considers the Star Wars Holiday Special as his one true shame.

Image Gallery

More befuddling than absolutley possible.

"You mortals put mustard on my food..."
Same as the Ymir, but this is actually sadder for reasons you may not know.

Almost Pictured: The absolute dumbest thing we ever could endure.

He ate too many glow-sticks before this.
Just call in the Avengers already.

Truth is, they were going to O.D on pixie sticks when they got here.