Daffy Duck is the deuteragonist in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, often running the gamut between being the best friend and sometimes arch-rival of Bugs Bunny. Daffy was one of the first of the new "screwball" characters that emerged in the late 1930s to supplant traditional everyman characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Popeye, who were more popular earlier in the decade. Daffy starred in 133 shorts in the Golden Age, third amongst Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, behind Bugs Bunny's 166 appearances and Porky Pig's 159 appearances. Even though he used to be a "wild, crazy, looney and screwy duck back in the late 30s, 40s and early 50s but now he is a changed duck who is still greedy and mean-tempered.In Gremlins 2: the New Batch, Daffy attempts to steal Bugs and Porky's thunder, with the WB shield and the "That's All Folks" sign, only for the animating staff to torment him into not sticking his beak in anymore.In Space Jam, Daffy is a mere supporting character, not as much involved as Michael, Bugs, Lola and Stan.In Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Daffy and Bugs are the tritagonists behind DJ and Kate, whom they team up with to locate the Blue Monkey and fight the Chairman.In Duck Dodgers, Daffy is the fully fledged protagonist, under the guise of Dodgers.In Bah, Humduck: a Looney Tunes Christmas, Daffy is the protagonist, similiar to Scrooge.In The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy is the deuteragonist once again. He lives with Bugs in a suburban neighborhood, and makes Tina Russo his girlfriend for the first time.
Daffy is similar to Wreck-It Ralph. They are both "bad guys" who want to be heroes and outdo their co-stars, (Daffy: Bugs, Ralph: Felix) make friends with the tomboy heroines, (Daffy: Tina, Ralph: Vanellope) face off the real bad guys, (Daffy: Yosemite Sam, Ralph: King Candy/Turbo ) and do the only things they know how to do to save the day. (Daffy: greed, Ralph: wrecking)