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    Scrooge McDuck 
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"You kids are nothing but trouble...curse me kilts, have I missed trouble!"
Voiced By: David Tennant

"I'm Scrooge McDuck! I made my name by being tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties! And I made my money square!"

Duckburg's (and the world's) richest duck. Once a world famous adventurer Scrooge has seemingly retired, but the arrival of his nephew Donald and great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie has resparked his old ambitions.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The Spear of Selene incident which both estranged him from Donald and led him to give up adventuring for a decade.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Much like the original cartoon, Scrooge's greedy miser persona and more immoral qualities are noticeably toned down here:
    • In the original comics, he became estranged from his family because he became too greedy and ruthless — before the events of "Christmas on Bear Mountain", Donald had only met Scrooge once before as a child — the day he severed ties with Hortense and Matilda. Here it's implied he never became that greedy note  as he seems to have been on good terms with his family especially Donald .... before the Spear of Selene.
    • At the end of the pilot, Scrooge brings back The Jewel of Atlantis, which he offers as a source of clean energy to power all of Duckburg for the next fifty years, provided they sign up with McDuck Water and Electric. This establishes Scrooge, while still vain and money-minded, as interested in cultivating a philanthropic public image, which he otherwise never attempted to do before.
    • Likewise, in The Great Dime Chase, Scrooge defends his employees against a board of directors who want to lay them off for better corporate management and downsizing. Scrooge in the comics tended to be shown as an exploitative boss who hired cheap because he could get them to do dangerous jobs for little pay and zero insurance (and his bringing along his family for adventures was often little more than press-ganging them as cheap free labour as it was for family bonding), but his defending his employees (who are made eccentric and more or less unemployable in anybody else's eyes) makes him come off as a Benevolent Boss.
  • Adaptation Expansion: One of the common criticisms of Scrooge was that his Pooled Funds could never be swam in, and that realistically he would hit the surface as though it were the ground. The new series gets around this by having the ability to swim in gold as a power unique to him (and one he's famous for in-universe, for that matter) while all other characters follow normal physics and must walk on it, or as in the case of Louie, very laboriously trudge through it.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: He loves exploring ancient ruins to find treasure.
  • Back in the Saddle: He stopped his adventuring sometime before the series starts, but the triplets galvanize him into deciding to get back into the action.
  • Badass Grandpa: He might be old, but that doesn't stop him from being a skilled adventurer.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite being grumpy he's a rather nice boss despite his employees' many faults and wouldn't hear twice about firing them even if it meant saving costs by downsizing his company (i.e Scrooge won't lay off his employees):
    • He keeps Launchpad despite the fact he's a horrible driver — and once payed for his hospital bill when he ate too many hotdogs.
    • Gyro is very brilliant but also very rude to just everyone — but Scrooge's reaction is to just gently remind to be polite to others.
  • Berserk Button: He has several:
    • Don't tell him he "used to be a big deal".
    • Never insinuate he's uncaring towards his family.
    • Trying to blame him for the Spear of Selene isn't a good idea either.
      • Della Duck. He's effectively unpersoned her by hiding every picture of her and belonging she had hidden away in a secret room in his archives. According to Webby, some junkmail for her showed up at the mansion, so Scrooge bought the post office and arranged it so the unlucky post man never came again. The fact she stole the Spear of Selene might have something to do with it.
    • He has zero tolerance for laziness and mooching — Louie found that out first-hand.
    • Question his business expenses or the necessity of his staff? He will go into very angry rants on why they are necessary.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Scrooge uses a nonverbal one where he strikes his cane to make a gavel-like boom. It's usually a sign that he's on his last good nerve.
  • Boring, but Practical: While he's still got a number of fancy maneuvers, he prefers to avoid unnecessary road bumps and complications on his expeditions, such as trying to go around three dangerous locations on the journey to Atlantis. Given that one of his mantras is "Work smarter, not harder," this isn't necessarily a surprise.
  • Brave Scot: You can't become a capitalist adventurer without this trope.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Apparently the only reason he can dive into his money bin is because he spent years upping his muscle strength and dexterity.
  • Collector of the Strange: He has amassed a lot of artifacts in his years of adventuring before the Triplets arrive. Setting off the spooky artifacts in his garage drives most of the action of the first half of the pilot.
  • Cool Old Guy: Switches between this and Grumpy Old Man, depending on the circumstances. But, as this trope, he's an experienced explorer who takes the four main children on daring adventures. He also takes a shine towards hiring a bunch of lunatics and eccentrics.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He spends a lot of money on magical defenses:
    Scrooge McDuck: Do you have any idea how many vengeance curses I have on my head?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being the most experienced member of the cast, he has his moments.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He's very grumpy and antisocial in the first half of the premiere. He cheers up considerably during the second half.
  • Do Wrong, Right: After the kids inadvertently awaken several ancient evils and almost get him killed twice, Scrooge concludes that the kids are nothing but trouble... and boy has he missed trouble. He then figures that he should teach them how to get into trouble properly, and invites them in on his adventures.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", he reveals that after failing to climb up to the summit of Mount Neverrest, he got the humiliating nickname "Neverrest Ninny". Although nobody knows that the Ninny is the same person as the richest duck in the world, Scrooge still thinks he can Never Live It Down unless he can actually climb the mountain.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • The triplets gush about the many past exploits of "the most exciting duck of all time!" followed by a Description Cut of Scrooge himself looking bored to death at a tedious business meeting regarding the actual running of his corporate empire, showing that while Scrooge is a self-made trillionaire, he doesn't enjoy the actual business of making money as much as he enjoys adventuring. Yet, he's retired from and dearly misses his adventuring days.
    • After He's Back, he defeats a ghost pirate that the kids accidentally released in less than a minute.
      Scrooge: Oi beastie! What's it gonna take to shuffle you off to the afterlife?
      Ghost Pirate: The head of Scrooge McDuck!
      Scrooge: [in a tone that just screams Bring It] Would you settle for his hat?
    • Dragging Louie off to show him the value of a hard day's work as well as explaining exactly why he can spend his money as he pleases but Louie needs to earn his keep in "The Great Dime Chase" shows that he has a deep set hatred towards moochers, layabouts, and those who try to get something for nothing. It gets further cemented in his frosty interactions with Gladstone Gander, who rides through life due to being Born Lucky without having to work for anything or better himself.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's already a master explorer by the time the story starts.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride. In 'The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest' it almost gets him, Huey, Dewey, and Webby killed.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: Well, "Adventure Capitalist" since he's a Self-Made Man, but the trope still applies since he's extremely wealthy and could live in wealth and luxury if he wanted to, but he prefers to be In Harm's Way.
  • Greed: Actually downplayed despite it being one his most defining traits — at most it's played for laughs. His Xanadu-like mansion would've been considered a frivolous waste by his comic counterpart. Perhaps a case of Society Marches On ever since 2008 when the Great Recession hit and income inequality became a hot button issue.
  • Grumpy Bear: Before the triplets come to his life, he was pretty much what you'd expect from someone named Scrooge. At the end of the first episode, he's back to his adventurous - if not reckless - positive self.
  • Guile Hero: While he's certainly quite capable physically, Scrooge knows this is of limited usefulness against many of the supernatural foes he faces. Yet he tends to handle them just as confidently and competently, with his wealth of knowledge expertly working out various means to negate their abilities or even make them defeat themselves. It helps that many such beings are prone to making deals, taking on challenges, etc. that Scrooge can take advantage of.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He prides himself on making his fortune square, unlike Glomgold. At the end of the pilot, he offers the Jewel of Atlantis as a clean source of renewable energy for Duckburg on behalf of his company.
  • Jerkass Façade: For a man who claims that "family is nothing but trouble" he'll do anything to protect them when they're in danger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not the nicest guy even to people he likes, but he will protect you no matter what.
  • Lonely at the Top: He's the richest duck in the world but he's unmarried and childless at an age when he should be surrounded by grandkids. His only family is his estranged nephew and his grand-nephews with whom he has no contact until the start of the series.
  • Made of Iron: Honestly, Uncle Scrooge would have been dead by the time the First Episode was halfway through were it not for this trope.
    Scrooge: [clutching onto Flying Dragon's back] HA HA~~!! It'll take more than some fancy flyin' to shake ol' Scrooge you cash cannibal!
    [Dragon CRASHES through multiple buildings]
    Scrooge: [covered in cuts, contusions and dishevelled feathers] Wheeze.... It'll take more than a... bruised spine to shake ol' Scrooge.... ye... bad dragon dog ye!
  • Mess of Woe: His mansion and especially his garage have this element before the triplets get him back in action; jewels are lying in an apple bowl, rooms lie empty while vast treasures rest in his garage, and a general air of sadness pervades the mansion until the kids start to help clean up.
  • Nice Guy: During more calm situations, he's shown to be a pretty level-headed and pleasant guy to be around, and is quite friendly to others. He's even heroic in his own way, saving the lives of the assassins who tried to murder him and his family, albeit with some hesitation.
  • Nice Hat: Like previous adaptations, Scrooge wears his black top hat.
  • No Hero to His Valet:
    • Both Mrs. Beakley and Donald have known the real Scrooge, who in addition to being a rich, hard-working, intelligent man, is also exploitative, insensitive, and demanding. That said, they know he has a noble side to him.
      Mrs. Beakley: [to Webby] Dear, you are safer in a sunken city with Scrooge McDuck than you are locked in a vault in Fort Knox.
    • Subverted with Launchpad. Scrooge can be pretty horrible to him, and ignores everything he says, but Launchpad being Launchpad, never notices.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Apparently he's been part of more than one rebellion if "The Living Mummies of Thoth-Ra!" is any indication.
    Scrooge: This is the dumbest rebellion I have ever been part of.
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", he implies he had some kind of incident with Santa Claus.
    Scrooge: That man is not allowed in my house! He knows what he did.
    • Also in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", it appears that a lot of people die cursing Scrooge's name.
    Scrooge: If I had a nickel for every person who cursed me with their dying breath, I'd be twice as rich as I already am.
  • Not So Different: Scrooge and Donald do not get along, but both of them have one thing in common - they loathe Gladstone Gander's very existence because while Scrooge has earned every penny and Donald's had a rough go of life, Gladstone just glides through life doing bugger all and getting everything.
  • Older Than They Look: In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest", Scrooge states that he first attempted to ascend the summit 75 years prior, just after he'd earned his first million dollars. This would conservatively put Scrooge's age in this continuity as somewhere in his 90's or 100's.
  • Papa Wolf: It would be wise not to harm the triplets, Donald, and Webby in front of him.
  • Parental Substitute: It's implied Scrooge was like a father figure for both Donald and Della.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Curse you, McDuck!" He's apparently heard it so often that he claims if he had a nickle for each one he'd be twice as rich as he already is.
  • Pooled Funds: Naturally; Scrooge diving into his money bin is the page pic for this trope. The trope has been exploited in the pilot where he survives a hundred-meter fall by landing in gold coins, as well as deconstructed in "The Great Dime Chase", where he tells Louie that the only reason why he can do it is a lot of exercise - anyone else trying it would end up with a cracked skull.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. Scrooge's main outfit is a red suit with some black in it, a black hat, black foot covers, and carries around a black cane. But, he's one of the main heroes.
  • Red Is Heroic: As in the original comics, his outfit is red.
  • Rich Boredom: When he's not adventuring, his life is shown to be this. The actual, tedious business of running his corporate empire is shown to bore him to tears, and his life in McDuck Manor is one of isolation and loneliness.
  • Screw Destiny: While Scrooge has a lot of vengeance curses on his head, none of them have come to pass since he spends a lot on magical defenses.
  • The Scrooge: Downplayed and played for laughs. He uses a flip-phone while everyone (even the perpetually unemployed Donald) uses more expensive smartphones. (That being said, it's still a golden flip-phone.) His idea of a "gift" for the triplets is a bag of marbles that they have to return when they leave (He's counted them). He also uses a Promethean Candle rather than buy new candles for birthday cakes each year. This is in direct contrast to the original series, where the first episode spent a good five minutes showcasing how cheap Scrooge was.
    • "The Great Dime Chase" has Scrooge's Board of Directors actually deconstruct just how much Scrooge isn't The Scrooge, given that despite his cheapness in many things he actually spends a lot of money and resources on some things that he doesn't really have to. He also gives a speech to Louie when the latter gets a little too comfortable in Scrooge's mansion that he can spend money because he's earned it and appreciates the effort that went into acquiring it, while Louie hasn't.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As seen in this family picture, Scrooge looks a lot like his father.
  • Thrifty Scot: The thrifty Scot.
  • Thrill Seeker: His most defining trait in this continuity. The hum drums of running a financial empire bores him to death, but the kids' efforts to stop and save him from the dragon give him a new lease of life. Donald, however, does not approve, calling his uncle a "crazy old man" who "only cares about his next adventure". That said Scrooge does not believe in putting himself or others in unnecessary danger if it can be avoided.
  • Trade Your Passion for Glory: He's a great adventurer and a wealthy businessman but it's clear that being an adventurer is what he most enjoys doing and in the first episode he's totally silent and glum on hearing from his Board of Directors that he should downsize the parts of the company dedicated to historical research and making experimental equipment (such as the submarine he and Launchpad use to find Atlantis).
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's from Glasgow and you do not want to mess with him.
  • Weapon of Choice: His hooked cane, much like in the original show and comics. Scrooge is shown able to walk perfectly fine without it and it seems to be more accessory than need. In a fight, you can bet he will be putting the cane to use in kicking butt.

    Donald Duck 
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"Can I trust you to watch the boys without losing them?"
Voiced By: Tony Anselmo

A once great adventurer turned single parent whose need for a job is constantly weighed down by his worry for his nephews and their mischief.
  • Accidental Hero: Once bent down to pick up 20 dollars ahead of his cousin Gladstone, only to accidentally trip an escaping Beagle Boy, ending their robbery.
  • Action Dad: Downplayed. He's the triplet's maternal uncle and Parental Substitute, but is also an experienced adventurer whose not afraid to fight.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Probably one of the least selfish interpretations of the character. Even in the context of the original comics, he's now an overprotective father-figure instead of an abusive parent with anger issues. The same goes with his counterpart in the original series.
  • Adaptation Distillation: He's recognizable as the Donald of the classic cartoons, complete with fighting stance, irritability, and being a Perpetual Frowner but he also retains many of the more noble qualities from Carl Barks' stories.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Look at the original Duck Tales character page, and you might find a reference to him. Now look which page Donald is on for this series...
  • Alliterative Name: Donald Duck.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Some family pictures in his phone imply this, particularly one of them at the "Grand Canyon... display at the grocery store." Said picture involves Donald cheerfully climbing on the display, with the boys looking embarrassed to be seen in public with him.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: It's implied that he cut off ties with Scrooge because of what happened to his twin sister, Della Duck, in an incident involving the Spear of Selene.
  • Ascended Extra: He's the most common Absentee Actor in the main cast, but he seems set to make more appearances than he did in the original TV series. He figures prominently in the Title Sequence, and his sister's disappearance has been set up to be one of the show's central mysteries. One promo quite literally puts him front and center.
  • Badass Boast: His "I ANSWER TO NO ONE!!!!!!", particularly since it was said to the extremely badass Mrs. Beakley.
  • The Berserker: When Donald becomes truly angry he becomes an unstoppable force of nature, and even obstacles meant to stop him aren't safe from him when it happens.
  • Born Unlucky: Donald seems to exemplify Finagle's Law, to the point of being a Butt-Monkey. In "The House of the Lucky Gander" Scrooge weaponizes his luck by tricking Liu Hai, the spirit of luck and fortune, a luck vampire, to feed on Donald. Three seconds later, Liu Hai is drained and defeated because Donald is that unlucky.
  • Butt-Monkey: As with any continuity Donald's luck just causes him more and more trouble, which is only worsened by his short fuse. It's also deconstructed, showing that Donald's bad luck and temper keep him from holding a steady job that can keep the boys safe, and it makes him an overprotective parent because he knows all the sorts of things that can happen to someone with his misfortune. The only time it seems to fade away is when he's doing dangerous adventuring, and when he's trying to protect someone else. Even so, bad things happen to him A LOT.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He fights dirty when taking down two of the Beagle Boys when them kidnapping the triplets caused him to go into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Complexity Addiction: A consequence of his bad luck and his bad temper is he makes stuff too complicated for himself, as evidenced by his adjustment with Beakley in his first week at Scrooge's. The gag where he orders a battery of generators to power his houseboat as it floats on a swimming pool is classic Donald.
  • Composite Character: Has a few traits of the previous version of Fenton Crackshell, being a little bit bumbling and, as detailed in the pilot's deleted scene, a wannabe accountant.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He really is every bit the hair-trigger, neurotically overprotective, and bumbling surrogate parental figure the triplets see him as. That doesn't keep him from being the badass and quick-witted adventurer that Webby knows him as when the time calls for it. He switches easily between the classic animated Donald and the comic book Donald sometimes mid-scene.
    • Demonstrated best in "Day Trip of Doom!" After spending the whole day alternating between annoying Beakley and causing himself pain, he and Beakley need to team up against the Beagle Boys. While Beakley makes a plan to take on Bouncer herself and hopes Donald is tough enough to keep Burger busy, Donald goes old-school angry and beats the tar out of both of them.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Donald's perpetual bad luck streak is this once you realize that in contrast to Gladstone Gander it has likely played a large part in making Donald the Made of Iron Determinator he is today.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Donald wear a black sailor suit, the same one he wore in the comics. He's also a Good Parent to his nephews and is a (relatively) Nice Guy.
  • Determinator: As is clear in The House of the Lucky Gander Donald simply doesn't give up, no matter how much he wants to, though it helped that Louie got him to weaponize his Uncontrollable Rage and against a giant pachinko machine turn Donald into The Juggernaut.
    Louie: [to Donald] You never had the common sense to give up before, why start now?
  • Doting Parent: He still keeps baby pictures of the nephews on his phone.
  • Do Wrong, Right: As part of his cover as one of Glomgold's minions, he justifies preventing the deaths of the protagonists by saying "if they're dead now, they can't be tortured later."
    • At the end of the pilot he concedes that the boys will get into trouble no matter what he does, so he asks Scrooge to teach them how to get out of trouble.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Raised triplets for ten years entirely on his own, and they still think Uncle Scrooge (who didn't pay them a visit or give them birthday presents) and Uncle Gladstone (who is "the worst") are cooler than him (although the kids do eventuallly realize that Gladstone isn't a good person). Or at least that's how he feels sometimes, since the boys do love and admire him, especially Huey. (At the end of "The House of the Lucky Gander" the boys and Webby all hug Donald, who'd gone through the Mother of all Unlucky Days.)
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the pilot episode, Donald is first seen having his uniform forcibly taken off by Louie who put his uniform into the garbage disposal and the sleeve catches on fire from the oven that Huey is on, and Donald tells Huey to get off the stove citing it's off and getting slapped in the face by his sleeve while putting out the fire. And when Huey accidentally nailed his uncle in the head with the ironing board, Donald engages in his trademark angry noises... before immediately telling Huey and Louie to put on their life-vests, lest the houseboat somehow sinks while the babysitter is there; this scene shows Donald is still the same Butt-Monkey with his classic Hair-Trigger Temper, but also an overprotective guardian to his nephews.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Already a skilled adventurer before the series begins. Of course, due to him being a Retired Badass, the triplets had no idea until the pilot.
  • Good Parents: Despite being way too overprotective, it's made very clear that Donald loves his nephews as if they were his own sons and his main concern is finding a stable and steady job to support them.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Wouldn't be Donald Duck without his famous temper. Which then leads to another standard of Donald's, Unstoppable Rage. When you REALLY get him good and mad, he has Power Born of Madness (of the "I'm angry" variety instead of the "I'm insane" one).
    • Against two Beagle Boys a Raging Donald became The Berserker and impressed Beakley by taking them down single-handedly during his rage.
    • When Louie gives a rousing speech to fire Donald up (as his bad luck that day got so horrific in a race against Gladstone where he was ready to give up), he channels the Rage to become The Determinator and power through the obstacles Liu Hai put in his path. One Donald-Shout dispels a jade tiger illusion while he powers through a giant pachinko machine in a Wall Run and even breaks through some of the parts on his way to win.
  • Hidden Depths: The position Donald was applying for at Glomgold Industries was an accountant. According to Word of God, there's a scrapped scene where he states that he became accredited via an internet college.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: A clear sign that Donald's rage levels have gone from angry to furious is when his head turns red, usually accompanied by the sound of a whistling kettle.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He has no desire to go back to adventuring and just wants a normal stable job to support his nephews. Unfortunately for him, living with Scrooge kind of puts a damper on that.
  • It Runs in the Family: Both his skills as an adventurer, and his explosive strength when he is really angry, are seen from Scrooge himself in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, meaning Donald takes after his Uncle's side of the family.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • In the first issue of the tie-in comic Donald loses his temper and runs his tour boat aground when he attacks a customer. However, it's hard to hold it against him because said customer tries to take over as a tour guide, even knocking Donald out of the way to start steering.
    • In the pilot episode, Donald calls out Scrooge for taking the boys on a dangerous adventure when he, Scrooge and Dewey are trapped in a rapidly flooding room in Atlantis. He's completely correct; while the boys may be more capable than Donald thinks they are, Scrooge had promised to keep them safe for a couple of hours.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Overbearing and hot-tempered, but he is devoted to his nephews and is a pretty decent fellow.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While he may get hurt, Donald will leap into action if someone or something threatens his nephews. Best shown in the pilot when he uses a shield to protect an impulsive Dewey from a booby trap in Atlantis.
  • Made of Iron: In the climax of The House of the Lucky Gander, Donald charges headlong through the bars of a giant pachinko machine. Straight up. They don't even slow him down (though it does seem to hurt him some).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Donald has a small build, but that doesn't stop him from taking on, and taking out, much larger opponents. Especially if they menace his family.
  • My Beloved Smother: A rare male example. Donald is super safety conscious when it comes to the boys, to the point he won't even let them walk around the houseboat without a life vest.
  • Nephewism: It is implied that Scrooge was like a father to Donald and his sister Della growing up. The fact that their parents passed away many years ago likely had something to do with it.
  • Nervous Wreck: Being chronically unemployed and raising three highly adventurous and mischievous kids has taken its toll on the poor guy.
  • Nice Hat: His sailor hat.
  • Noodle Incident: At one point he and Scrooge start arguing about an incident with the "Spear of Selene."
  • Out of Focus: He's technically a main character, but he doesn't show up much only appearing twice so far after the premiere (though this may be an artifact of several of the episodes being aired out of their intended order).
  • Papa Wolf: Wherever his three nephews are concerned.
    • In the theme song, while Scrooge is driving the family through a raging storm, he shoves a life jacket onto the three of them before pirates abduct him.
    • In the first episode when he, Dewey, and Scrooge are stuck in flooding treasure room, Donald starts trying to plug leaks all the leaks he can (and gets stuck in one) while Dewey is sitting on a floating chest. Donald doesn't stop or even try to free himself until Dewey convinces him that they're better off letting the room flood. Donald's willing to drown if it means buying Dewey a little more time.
    • In "Daytrip of Doom," the second he learns that the Beagle Boys have taken the nephews hostage in an attempt to ransom them, he flies into Unstoppable Rage and attacks Burger and Bouncer, both of whom are larger, and Bouncer clearly more muscular. They fail to stand a chance against him.
  • Parental Substitute: He's the triplets' Uncle, but may as well be a Single Dad as far as all four of them are concerned.
  • Retired Badass: Even more so than Scrooge, who still exhibits trinkets and trophies from his adventuring days. Donald has no such relics and never told his nephews about his past as "one of the most daring adventurers of all time", and as bad as his present life is, doesn't seem to miss it.
  • Role Reprisal: Tony Anselmo is once again voicing Donald, after having inherited the role over 30 years ago.
  • Screaming Warrior: Whenever he decides "Let's Get Dangerous!," he goes into an Unstoppable Rage. When he goes into said Unstoppable Rage, a good indicator is him screaming his lungs out. Up to Eleven when he was so freaking pissed that he screamed a spectral tiger out of existence.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: The flashback to Donald as a little boy in "The House of Lucky Gander" shows him greatly resembling the triplets at their age. Of course, the triplets are the children of his own twin sister.
  • Vocal Evolution: Donald's voice is a lot more comprehensible this time around. The original DuckTales was made only three years into Tony Anselmo's tenure as Donald, so he was still new to the voice and hadn't quite found his footing with it. Thirty years later, and Anselmo's Donald has long since come into its own.
  • World's Best Warrior: Webby holds him on a pedestal as one of the most daring adventurers in the world.

    Hubert "Huey" Duck 
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"Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, you truly have the answer for everything!"
Voiced By: Danny Pudi

The oldest and most responsible triplet. Tends to be very 'by the book'. Granted, the book in question is the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, but he can get very uncomfortable when a situation goes too far outside what is familiar and known to him.

He likes red.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the previous adaptation, while Huey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender.
    • He's also nicer in general. Usually when the triplets are portrayed with different personalities, Huey is often the reckless, sometimes selfish, hot-headed one. Here, he's the voice of reason, and seems to have more of a Big Brother Instinct to his younger brothers. Plus, he's more polite and mild-mannered.
  • Adorkable: Becomes utterly giddy during the submarine ride when he brings snacks, a collection of sea shanties and T-shirts.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", Huey doesn't believe that the title creatures exist, despite all the unbelievable things he sees when adventuring. Webby calls him out on this. This is actually foreshadowed in the pilot, where he gushes about Scrooge finding out the Chubacabra was just a shaved bear, implying he believes all of the supernatural and mystic to have a logical explanation.
  • Bad Liar: Going with his more upstanding personality he is shown to be a very bad liar, almost as bad as Webby.
    Donald: [suspiciously] Where's Dewey?
    Louie: Sleeping!
    Huey: Who's Dewey?
  • Berserk Button: Although he's nice and mild-mannered most of the time, Mark Beaks first choosing him over Dewey as an intern, but then employing Dewey as his superior breaks his patience and sends him into a rage fit not unlike his Uncle Donald tends to throw.
  • Big Brother Instinct: With being the Team Dad, Huey looks out for Dewey, Louie, and Webby.
  • Character Exaggeration: Of the triplets, he's the one whose character most resembles their shared personality in the comics, particularly Don Rosa's interpretation of them: he's an upbeat, helpful and generally morally-upstanding guy (who nevertheless isn't above the occasional delve into mischief), he's a clear Smart Guy who values knowledge, history, and research, and he's a dedicated and hyper-resourceful Junior Woodchuck. However, compared to the Nephews' comic counterparts, these traits have been exaggerated to comical and Adorkable extremes.
  • Character Tics: Huey tends to clench his fists/arms together.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Huey is associated with red.
  • Determinator: A clip for a future episode shows that he's determined to throw Scrooge the perfect birthday party, despite it being clear that Scrooge doesn't want one. Louie points this out to him, but Huey won't stop until Scrooge enjoys himself.
  • The Dutiful Son: Downplayed. He's the most responsible of the triplets but will go along with their mischievous actions.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • Cooks Donald breakfast and starts to iron his suit for his job interview, showing how responsible and helpful he is. He's also involved with Dewey and Louie's plan to sneak off to Cape Suzette in the houseboat while Donald is away, demonstrating that he's not above getting mischievous. However, unlike Louie, he's not as good at covering his tracks about it.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures in the beginning, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. For Huey, it was Scrooge uncovering the truth about the Chubacabra, showing his admiration for wit and mysteries. It also foreshadows his Agent Scully behavior as he's quick to note the Chupacabra was just a shaved bear.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He refuses to believe in Terra-Firmians because they're not in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, but readily admits that most of the stuff they've encountered in the adventures they have with Scrooge aren't in the Guidebook either and has been adding entries for them himself.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Melancholic (analytical and organized).
  • Great Big Book of Everything: The Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, and oh so very played with. Huey flat-out admits in Terror of the Terra-Firmians that if the guidebook lacks anything, he adds it personally.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite more or less being the Only Sane Man when in regards to his brothers and Webby, in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", it's revealed that Huey is deathly afraid of the unknown, hence his reliance on his Junior Woodchuck Guidebook.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He refuses to believe in anything that isn't in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, until he adds it there himself. Hilariously there are plans for a Sasquatch trap in the book.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID Tag, in this case; he wears a red polo shirt and is the only one of the triplets to still wear a baseball cap.
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. Huey enjoys solving mysteries and uses intelligence above all else, much like Scrooge. He also has his work ethic, and sense of fairness. However, unlike Scrooge, Huey is shown to struggle with going with the flow and adapting to a situation when things don't go according to plan.
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", he also shows some of his Uncle Donald's traits, namely his resentment about his Boring, but Practical work being taken for granted by his peers and loved ones, and when Dewey gets promoted by Mark Beaks for doing nothing, he dissolves into a meltdown of resentment-driven Unstoppable Rage that would probably make Donald both proud, worried, and guilty.
  • The Leader: A per usual he's the leader of the nephews and Webby, due to being the oldest and his knack for quick thinking and organization.
  • Lethal Chef: Heavily implied in the pilot. His attempt at cooking Donald a big good-luck breakfast of fried egg and fish ends with the fish 'leaking' a rather unpleasant looking green substance and the egg yolk oozing over the whole thing. Donald, naturally, is not incredibly eager to eat it.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: A prequel comic reveals that Huey's mother Della had an archaeologist side, and showed the same passion for knowledge and discoveries.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Along with Louie. Dewey and Webby haven't told them anything about Della or their investigation into her disappearance.
  • Meaningful Name: Hubert means "bright mind" when translated from German. With his knowledge and optimism, Huey's mind is "bright" for two reasons.
  • Nephewism: Huey and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Nice Guy: Huey is thoughtful, friendly, and sweet.
  • Nice Hat: He's the only one of the triplets who still wears a baseball cap (red, of course) as they did in the original series and other media.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: His greatest fear is the unknown.
  • Only Sane Man: Louie is a lazy wannabe hustler, and Dewey is a reckless attention seeker as a result of Middle Child Syndrome. The worst that can said about Huey, on the other hand, is his inability to say no to his brothers' shenanigans. In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" he plays this to Scrooge as his quest to reach the frankly impossible summit nearly gets himself and the rest of the expedition killed.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Huey (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing, they'll be strictly friends only.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's the unofficial leader of the triplets, and wears red.
  • Schedule Fanatic: Plans out an entire itinerary for the group's submarine voyage, which Dewey considers lame.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: When Dewey is enjoying the slides and such at the Waddle office, Huey admonishes him for having fun and insists that they're serious work tools that are there to help with worker productivity. Immediately followed by perhaps the flattest 'whee' ever uttered in television.
  • The Smart Guy: The most knowledgeable and resourceful of the triplets. He knows a lot about organization, general trivia, history (well good for a layman anyway) and science. His scientific knowledge proves useful in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" where he figures out the wormholes and the nature of the mountain.
  • Team Dad: When it just him, his brothers, and Webby, Huey tends to act as the surrogate father figure.
  • Token Good Teammate: Easily the nicest of the triplets and always willing to lend a hand. While he might not be as good as the other two at lying or getting into mischief, he is great at leading the way out.

    Dewford "Dewey" Duck 
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"That sounds like a challenge!"
Voiced By: Ben Schwartz

The middle child, and like any good middle child he is out to prove himself. Adventurous and reckless sums him up pretty well.

He likes blue.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the previous adaptation, while Dewey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender. Dewey especially takes a shine to Webby and insists on bringing her along to Funso's and later confides in Webby about his interest in his mother.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Subverted. It appeared to be this way as both his brothers refer to him "Dewford" instead of "Deuteronomy" like in the comics. However, according to D23, Dewey’s still officially named Deuteronomy so either Huey and Louie call him "Dewford" as an inside joke or Dewey hates Deuteronomy so much they’ve unofficially renamed him.
    • The Real Life reason they have him called Dewford, is because Donald can't say Deuteronomy.
  • Alliterative Name: Deuteronomy Duck. Also applies when using his more well-known nickname, "Dewey" or "Dewford".
  • Birds of a Feather: Out of all the triplets, he's the closest with Webby due to their mutual love of adventure and conquering dangerous situations.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Wears blue and aspires to be a brave, daring adventurer like his great uncle.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Nailed it!" Frequently used when he most definitely did not nail it.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Dewey's associated with blue. Lampshaded by both Scrooge and Lena when they first meet him as seen under Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Constantly Curious: Dewey has an eye for details and picking up cues, and is the one leading the mystery of what happened to his mother Della Duck.
  • Deuteragonist: Seems to be shaping up as this, being the most active triplet, having the most Character Development in the premiere (and is tied for most with Scrooge's Character Development as well), and kicks off the Myth Arc with his discovery during the Wham Shot. Downplayed a bit in later episodes, though he still probably gets the most screen-time overall out of the four kids.
    Dewey: Classic Scrooge/Dewey banter. The seasoned-but-tired explorer Passing the Torch to his cocky young successor.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Both Scrooge and Lena call him "Bluey" the first time they meet him, highlighting how he's the overlooked middle child compared to the dutiful Huey and the laid-back Louie. And that's an improvement! Initially Scrooge just called him "the third one."
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • In the pilot episode, Dewey is introduced hot-wiring the family houseboat so he and his brothers can go for a joyride, showing his daring, adventurous personality. However, he neglects to make sure Donald has left first and consequently gets caught, which makes it apparent that he's too impulsive for his own good.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. For Dewey, it was slaying a Rock Monster and carving a statue of himself out of its leg, demonstrating both his desire for physical adventure and his lust for glory.
  • Fearless Fool: In his thirst for adventure, and his intense desire to be noticed as an individual and not just one-of-three-brothers, he'll take any risk and rush headfirst into danger even after he's been explicitly and repeatedly told why this is a bad idea.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Choleric (passionate and strong-willed).
  • Hidden Depths: So far he's the most sensitive and mature of the triplets.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID tag in this case; he wears a blue T-shirt with a lighter blue long-sleeved shirt underneath. He also has a different hairstyle from his brothers, sticking up from the top of his head instead of the front.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Being the middle child of the triplets, Dewey is desperate to stand out. This is why he latches onto the idea of becoming Scrooge's "successor" in adventuring.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Launchpad. According to "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", Launchpad sees him as his best friend.
  • It Runs in the Family: Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. What Dewey inherits is his addiction to adventure, and also his concern for his family. Not so much his caution and reason.
  • Jumped at the Call: While all of the kids are excited to join Scrooge on a voyage to Atlantis, Dewey is the one who runs right into the city and ahead of Scrooge without any concern for what dangers lie ahead.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He has the habit of intentionally running into danger, such as navigating the submarine through a sea full of monsters and crossing a rope bridge with laser-triggered fire traps as a self-imposed challenge.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: While he and Webby ARE the only ones of the main kids to know about Della, he's also completely unaware of what actually happened to her.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: The middle child of the triplets and wants to prove himself because of this.
  • Nephewism: Dewey and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Dewey (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing, they'll be strictly friends only.
  • Sherlock Scan: He's quite observant when it comes to his surroundings, like when he realizes which is the real Jewel of Atlantis in "Woo-oo!" and notices that some of the books in Scrooge's private library were purposely out of order on the shelves in "The Great Dime Chase".
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: A byproduct of being the Fearless Fool.
  • Thrill Seeker: If there's a path that leads to danger and adventure he is sure to take the most dangerous route.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Of the Triplets, Dewey is the guy who most visibly seeks some form of parental validation from both Donald and Scrooge. The former is a perpetual worrywart and the latter is a Grumpy Old Man and Dewey is a little miffed at first but at the end of "Woo-oo!" both of them respect him.

    Louis "Louie" Duck 
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"Eh."
Voiced By: Bobby Moynihan

The youngest triplet, he isn't bothered by much and just likes going along for the ride. Possessed of a cunning mind and the best social skills of his brothers, Louie wants to be successful but is hampered by his tendency to shy away from putting in significant effort or focus into achieving long-term goals. His own impulsiveness is perhaps his worst enemy.

He likes green.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. While he is kinder in this adaptation on some things (see Adaptational Nice Guy below), he is also a lazy, greedy brat who frequently lies and cheats to get what he wants, none of which are personality traits he had in the original show.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the previous adaptation, while Huey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender. Louie, in particular, takes her under his wing in regards to how to lie properly.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Great Dime Chase", when he looks up how to open a locked door, he gets distracted by an advertisement for the TV show "Ottoman Empire". Later, he accidentally uses his (not Scrooge's) newly acquired #1 Dime in the vending machine, while going on about how he's going to take good care of it.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest of his brothers and he doesn't mind it because he can "slip under the radar".
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He is 10-years-old most likely and is lazy, scheming, and greedy.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's clever like Huey, but he's largely unmotivated, preferring to mooch off people - the show's Eye Catch even has him break the fourth wall and ask viewers to come do his chores for him during the commercial break. One of the three intertwining plots of The Great Dime Chase! has Scrooge trying to teach him the value of hard and honest work.
  • Broken Pedestal: He initially idolized his uncle Gladstone. This faded after Louie discovered how selfish and uncaring Gladstone can really be.
  • The Charmer: He's very good at flattering people and has no problem using it for his own personal reasons.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Louie's associated with green.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes many dry, sarcastic remarks.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", Louie hates hot dogs.
  • Do Wrong, Right: When he learns Webby didn't tell Mrs. Beakley that she went on a journey with him, his brothers, and Scrooge, he admonishes her since it'd mean she'd be worried sick. He then has Webby call Mrs. Beakley and lie to her grandmother saying she's sleeping at a friend's house.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • Tosses away Donald's sailor suit and forces him to wear a jacket and tie for his job interview, telling him to "dress for the job he wants, not the job he has, which is no job" showing his sarcasm and lax morals but also his good heart as well as his good people skills. Then when Donald asks where Dewey is, he easily lies through his teeth and gets mad at Huey for being a Bad Liar.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him and the simple fact that Scrooge is so rich he can swim in his Pooled Funds is enough to excite him.
  • Evil Twin: Played for Laughs. When Webby asks which one of the triplets is evil, Huey and Dewey immediately point to Louie... who doesn't even try to defend himself and instead shrugs and gives an agreeable "eh."
  • Facepalm: Out of the three brothers, he tends to do this the most.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Phlegmatic (reserved and lazy).
  • Greed: Louie is pretty obsessed with wealth. When they find Scrooge's treasures, he puts green labels on them to mark which ones he will get when Scrooge eventually passes and the comic adaptation features him doing several schemes to make money.
  • Green and Mean: Downplayed. Louie's main color scheme is green (as seen by his green hoodie) and while he is greedy, selfish, and lazy, he has a good heart and is nowhere near a much of a jerkass as his uncle Gladstone.
  • High School Hustler: He's not yet in high school but he already has this act. His antics at the start of the "Great Dime Chase" also mark him as a slacker.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID tag, in this case; he wears a green hoodie.
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. Like Scrooge, Louie has a love of money and riches, despite not being as much of an honest, hard worker as his Great Uncle. His schmoozing and ability to charm people to do his job for him also shows parts of Scrooge's exploitative cheapskate nature and that Louie also believes in "work smarter not harder" albeit by being smart enough to not work at all (which was not Scrooge's message at all).
    • His charmer personality and his wanting something for nothing attitude gives him a lot with common with his Uncle Gladstone.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's greedy, money-grubbing and rather lax when it comes to morals, but despite being labeled the "evil triplet", he still has a good heart and cares about his loved ones.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Along with Huey. Dewey and Webby haven't told them anything about Della or their investigation into her disappearance.
  • Lovable Coward: Louie is the most likely of the children to show fear in the face of danger, just look at the picture on the main page, that said he will still fight to protect his friends and family.
  • Mellow Fellow: Louie is quite laidback and easygoing, to the point of being The Stoic.
  • Nephewism: Louie and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • No Sense of Direction: Apparently gets lost when he's in charge of the map when the triplets kayak. Dewey even calls him "Captain Lost".
  • Not So Similar: From his Uncle Gladstone; they both believe in trying to get something for nothing and coasting through life but Gladstone only cares about himself, while Louie cares for others.
  • Not So Stoic: In normal circumstances, he affects a laid-back, carefree attitude. But there are moments where he loses his cool.
    • When Webby ties up the triplets and begins interrogating them, Louie actually starts crying.
    • When Lena nearly attacks him in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", he looks darn near traumatized, crawling to Huey for comfort.
    • He also gets very squeamish upon seeing - after expecting treasure - what the canopic jars inside a pharaoh's tomb actually contain.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only reason he goes on Scrooge's adventures is because he wants to find treasure. In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest", upon learning that there is no treasure on the mountain and the group is just climbing it for adventure's sake, he immediately drops his equipment and goes to get hot cocoa and relax at a sauna in the resort town.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Louie (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing, they'll be strictly friends only.
  • The Slacker: His laziness annoys Scrooge greatly. At the start of episode 3, he's chugging cans of Pep Soda (but only one sip of each, to get "peak carbonation") while watching TV, taken to calling Beakley by cell while still in the mansion and more or less puts on a couch potato act before Scrooge.
  • The Stoic: He's the most calm and neutrally expressive of the cast, though in a laid-back manner. Makes it more notable when something happens to break his cool (namely dangerous situations).
  • Token Evil Teammate: The other triplets insist he's the evil one, an assertion he merely shrugs at. While it's mostly an Informed Flaw presently, it is worth noting he's the one who teaches Webby about lying. In the tie-in comics, he kept swindling people out of money in order to get the help he didn't provide.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He frequently tries to teach Webby skills like lying, schmoozing with people to get free stuff, and cutting corners with buying things.
    Louie: Lying: it's the responsible thing to do!
  • Troll: Pretends to support both Webby and Huey's viewpoints in episode 5 solely to keep the argument going because he thinks that it's more entertaining than the movie they just saw.

    Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack 
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"I'm going to eat a hamburger!"
Voiced By: Kate Micucci

The granddaughter of Mrs. Beakley who is a huge fan of the McDuck family and happy to finally have friends.
  • Action Girl: Learned "everything she knows" from her grandmother, including how to fight.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Zigzagged. In the original series, she didn't have an unhappy life, but she was treated poorly by the triplets simply because she was a girl and had feminine interests. In this adaptation, the triplets (who are nicer in this reboot) welcome her quickly as a friend, showing zero problems with either her gender or interests; however, she has also been living in McDuck Manor for most, if not all of her life, which has greatly affected her social life and skills, contributing to her desire for friends.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the previous series, she was just the Tagalong Kid who had a tendency to get into a lot of danger. Here, her saying Mrs. Beakley "taught her how to take care of herself" is a massive understatement.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original cartoon, she didn't have hair normally, but a future version of her did have long golden locks. Here, she not only has (what looks to be) hair, but it's also pure white.
  • Adorkable: Hopelessly socially awkward, but endearingly so. She's never had any real friends before the triplets came along, due to her granny never letting her leave McDuck Manor.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Dear" from her grandmother.
    • In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra", Louie calls her "Webs".
  • Age Lift: In the previous series, Webby was younger than the triplets. Here, while it's not stated how old she is, she's at least around the same age as them.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She has a few quirks that are often symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, including a tendency to be aggressive and violent, being anxious in unfamiliar environments, and being unable to pick up on social cues.
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. While Webby was a central character in the original series, in this adaptation, she is now a main protagonist.
  • Ascended Fangirl: A huge fan of the famous McDuck family and is now friends/adventuring buddies with them.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute child, huge fangirl of the McDuck family, and an expert in taking down grown adults who are masters at swordsmanship.
  • Bad Liar:
    • Her attempts to lie to her grandmother in the pilot are laughable at best.
      Webby: Hi, Granny, I'm spending the night at a friend's house so nothing is wrong!
    • In "Daytrip of Doom", Louie once again tries to get her to lie to latch some free soda of a friendly waitress, but Webby screws it up and ends up ruining the entire scheme.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a sweet kid, but will kick your butt if you mess with her and the ones she's close to.
  • Birds of a Feather: Out of all the triplets, she's the closest with Dewey due to their mutual love of adventure and conquering dangerous situations.
  • Chewing the Scenery: The first scene of episode 3 has Webby do an overly immersive performance in a Nerf-dart gun game:
    Webby: [when told by Dewey to "take it down a notch"] TELL THAT TO MY MEN YOU CAPTURED IN PEKING!!
    Dewey: What?
    Webby: It's part of my character's Backstory. [has Let's Get Dangerous! look on face] "Grizzled ex-Special Forces pulled out of retirement for revenge!" [snaps back to normal] What's yours?
    Dewey: My guy has a dart gun?
    Webby: Not anymore. [nails Dewey with Dart Guns Akimbo; Dewey screams as he's hit, then Webby snags Dewey's darn gun with a grappling hook] Ha ha!
    [Huey gasps as how intense Webby just got and is running for the foyer after Webby just tried to nail Huey. He makes it to the foyer and tosses the gun aside.]
    Huey: The Foyer's the Safe Zone! THE FOYER'S THE SA-AHH! [Webby lands on him.]
    Webby: This is no foyer...this is ''a tomb.''
  • Color-Coded Characters: With the triplets; Webby's associated with pink/purple.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Is a product of this. Mrs. Beakley trained her to be "prepared for anything," which explains her Gadgeteer Genius and martial arts mastery, yet she had to stay in the mansion most of her life since it's the safest place she can be.
  • Ditzy Genius: When it comes to fighting, preparedness, or random information no one else would likely know, she's your girl. She's also someone with horrible social skills.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the pilot episode, Webby ties up the nephews and interrogates them, mistaking them for agents of Scrooge's enemies. Once they tell her who they are, she has a fangasm and excitedly asks them questions about being related to Scrooge and Donald. This shows her fighting prowess and fangirl nature of the McDuck-Duck family.
  • Fake Brit: In-Universe, Webby is good at faking a UK accent if the occasion is needed. As she tells Lena, this is because she was raised by her British grandmother in a mansion owned by a Scottish trilionare, so she never heard an American accent before she turned seven.
  • Foil: To the triplets — All four of them were raised by an overprotective guardian, but while the triplets grew up to be well-adjusted, Webby became socially impaired. On the other hand, the triplets know very little about their family, while Webby's favorite hobby is studying their family's past and exploits.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with the triplets, she is the Sanguine (cheerful and energetic).
  • Friendless Background: She had no friends prior to meeting the triplets, which results in her having a a strong desire to make friends but also a notable lack of social skills.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Seems to have a knack for setting traps, such as her Establishing Character Moment lassoing the twins and hanging them upside down, and the elaborate traps she sets up for the triplets while playing with dart guns in the "Daytrip of Doom!" sneak peak.
  • Genki Girl: She is far more excitable than she was in the original show. It's played down in the episodes that followed and shown more as a result of her sheltered childhood.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed. Spending years, maybe her entire life, alone in McDuck Manor didn't make Webby go mad, but she is a Cloudcuckoolander who doesn't know the first thing about living in the outside world, and breaks out the martial arts and weapons as a first resort.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a bow on the right side of her hair.
  • Hidden Depths: She took cello lessons for seven years.
  • Iconic Item: Has two — Her Night-Vision Goggles and Grappling-Hook Pistol.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Webby has barely ever left the McDuck mansion due to her grandmother insisting to keep her safe. She gets excited at meeting the triplets and the idea that they are now friends.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Well, she's not rich, but she lives in a giant mansion all by herself and the triplets seem to be her first friends ever.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Webby did some very elaborate World Building for the legendary race of Terra-firmians. Although they turn out to be Real After All, it appears that the history and culture Webby described was all in her head.
  • Mundane Luxury: One of her goals in life is to eat a hamburger. In fact, the triplets offering to get her one leads her to conclude that they're her best friends.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Her dramatic declaration that one day, "I'm going to eat... a hamburger!" as she strikes an adventurous pose similar to the Scrooge McDuck statue directly behind her, is made of this. Later she treats a ride on a regular city bus as one of the most exciting things she has ever done.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Webby has the average build of someone being around 10-years-old, but she has proven to be stronger than she looks — being able to take on and win against adults.
  • Nice Girl: Webby may be strange and have poor social skills, but she's nonetheless sweet and caring.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Lampshaded when she turns the page of a book a stranger is reading entitled "The Joy of Personal Space." If a stranger invades her personal space though, she is liable to get violent.
  • No Social Skills: Before she met the nephews she never had any friends. So she's a bit ... overeager in her social skills.
  • The Paranoiac: As a result of Beakley's intense training, Webby is quick to assume that any surprises are some kind of trap or sneak attack.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Downplayed, she's a Tomboy with a Girly Streak who primarily wears pink and purple.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Webby has a close but very diffrent bond with each of the triplets.
    • She easily gets along best with Dewey, as the two have an equal thirst for adventure and a love for danger.
    • Her relationship with Huey tends to stray into Vitriolic Best Buds territory, due to Huey being more practical and safety conscious.
    • Louie is usually either a Toxic Friend Influence teaching Webby how to Do Wrong, Right, or Webby getting annoyed with him over his tendency to cut corners and take the easy way out.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Downplayed, her regular outfit is a combination of pink and purple shades, but Webby is much more Badass in this series.
  • Raised by Grandparents: As Mrs. Beakley stated, "[She] has enough excitement caring for Webby".
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: As Louie says, her skills make her a great asset on adventures and treasure hunts, but she has no idea how to relax and be a normal kid.
  • Secret Keeper: She's the only one who knows about Dewey's quest to learn what happened to the triplets' mother and helps him with finding information.
  • The Smart Guy: Due to years of being locked up in McDuck Manor, she took up researching Scrooge's adventures as a hobby. As such, she has an almost encyclopedic knowledge about him, his adventures, and the artifacts he's found.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Subverted. In the first five episodes, the show seems more focused on her as opposed to Scrooge and his family, but only because the show is being aired out of order.
  • Squee!: Her reaction to Scrooge announcing their adventure on the submarine, showing that she still retains a girly side despite being much more of a tomboy in this series.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: As said above, she is far less of a girly-girl than the original Webby, but still retains a noteworthy girly side all the same. She wears hairbows and pleated skirts and admits to Dewey that part of the reason she covers her notebooks in glitter is because it makes them pretty.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She has a bit of a violent edge.
    • When the nephews arrive at McDuck Manor, she kidnaps, ties them up and interrogates them.
    • In another episode, when the kids play with dart guns, she takes it way too seriously by setting up booby traps and creating a PTSD ridden ex-Special Forces character for herself.
    • When faced with a angry store manager she seems to think that Louie indicating for her to be quiet is him telling her to attack the manager with a spork. Thankfully she doesn't go through with it.
    • She remarks she plans to break every bone in Ma Beagle's body. Or just tie her up. She's okay with either.
    • She’s given a lot of thought towards how she’d like to die.
  • Weapon of Choice: She makes frequent use of a grappling hook gun. However, her most common "weapon of choice" is empty-handed Martial Arts, taught to her by Mrs Beakley; taught so well in fact she is able to take down an adult armed with a sword.

    Bentina Beakley 
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    Launchpad McQuack 
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