The Dropwing was found wandering the gulch after his creator, the Blot, exploded. Dropwings can swoop down and grab you. The main way to escape the Dropwing is by shaking your Wii remote, and he will eventually let you go. On the PS3, you rapidly press the square button, and on the Xbox 360, you can rapidly press the X button to get away from them.
While the Dropwing can pick you up, he can also spew several volleys of thinner bubbles at you. When idle and not bothered, the Dropwing will belch a large bubble of thinner which you can turn into a paint bubble with your paint. When turned friendly, the Dropwing with belch paint bubbles that will slow you down for a brief second. Additionally, the paint bubbles will paint in thinned out objects if the bubbles pop after sitting on the ground for long enough in an opposite manner of the Dropwing's thinner bubbles.
Dropwings could be deformed Blotlings due to their appearance and wings. This may be because of the ink explosion by the Blot in the first game.
If one were to look in Epic Mickey's debug files, they will find that the Dropwing was to be in the first game as it is seen to have some programming along with its name.
In an Italian magazine that has surfaced recently, it has been revealed that their scrapped appearance in the first game was to have a design that differs greatly from the sequel's design.