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    Flintheart Glomgold 
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"He thinks he's so rich, and so Scottish. Well I'm wearing a kilt, McDuck! A KILT!"
Voiced By: Keith Ferguson

The Second Richest Duck in the World, and major business rival to Scrooge McDuck.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He constantly tries to flirt with Goldie (mostly to make Scrooge jealous), but she's clearly repulsed by him.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Not that Glomgold wasn't a villain in the original cartoon, but this incarnation is much more willing to resort to violent measures, including murder, in his efforts to best Scrooge. This characterization is in line with how he was from the comics though, where he often was The Unfettered in contrast to Scrooge's Fettered and generally the evilest of the regular villains.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: He's short and pudgy compare to how he was in the original canon.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Zig-zagged. While he is more vicious and willing to resort to killing than in the original cartoon, he's not nearly as capable of pulling off his plans, relying on over-complicated schemes to achieve these goals. Scrooge himself barely seems to see him as any kind of threat at all.
  • Always Someone Better: Seems to be a major part of his motivation in hating Scrooge.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Scrooge. Well one of them — poor Donald can't keep track.
  • Bad Boss: He compliments the mercenaries he'd hired to help him get the Jewel of Atlantis for distracting Scrooge long enough for him to get a safe distance away to blow up Atlantis and kill his enemies, while they're still in the city. When one of the objects, he tells them that he doesn't care, because he got what he wanted.
  • Beard of Evil: As usual, he sports a big grey beard. It's actually fake.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Zigzagged. He's incredibly hammy, but most of the time is a nuisance rather than a serious villain, although the few times he gets serious about one of his schemes he actually can come dangerously close to killing the Scrooge or his family.
  • Big Bad: As usual, he constantly antagonizes Scrooge, making it his sole aim to run him down and kill him. More specifically, he's the primary antagonist of the pilot episode, with his plan to get to Atlantis and get the jewel before Scrooge driving the plot.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He is shown to be incompetent in some of his planning, as shown in episodes like "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" and "McMystery at McDuck McManor!". Ultimately he's got nothing on Magica de Spell, and is among those who temporarily loses their shadows to her during the finale.
  • Blatant Lies: As Scottish billionaire ducks go, it's hard to picture a duck that is so transparently a Card-Carrying Villain as the world's most beloved.
  • Boring, but Practical: One of the ways he made his fortune, according to Matt Youngberg, was through branding and putting his face on everything he could.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", he speaks in an American accent while delivering to Mark Beaks an invitation to a trap.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His Employee Training video transparently encourages lying, cheating, and stealing, and Glomgold himself eagerly jumps at the idea of murdering and/or torturing Scrooge and his family. He outright calls himself evil in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" Also, he's "got a great shark guy."
  • Characterization Marches On: While still somewhat ineffectual and reliant on others, he's portrayed as much more straightforward in the pilot than as the overly convoluted planner in the series proper.
  • Complexity Addiction: His plan to kill Mark Beaks (which also involved a separate plan to backstab Scrooge) involved a billionaire's party on a yacht, a swimming pool full of sharks, a fake holiday involving carrots and an active volcano.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In contrast to Scrooge, who prides himself on making his fortune square, Glomgold has no such qualms or morals when it comes to making a profit, be it stealing other persons ideas, or outright attempted murder.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: He shares a fairly identical build with Scrooge in other incarnations, which this series trades out for a shorter, stout one, to give him a more distinct look.
  • Egopolis: Seems to be striving for this, at least if the advertised products in the abandoned subway car in "Terror of the Terra-Fermians!'' are any indication. They are for Glomgold Meats, Glomgold Water and Glom Illustrated (tagline: "Entertainment for the Glomgold Enthusiast").
  • Enemy Mine: Played with in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks". Both Scrooge McDuck and Glomgold hate each other, but hate Mark Beaks more, so Glomgold formulates a hilariously drawn plan to get rid of him, plus a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness to Scrooge McDuck (the plan never goes through... on screen at least).
  • Epic Fail: In "The Missing Links of Moorshire", he flips a Two-Headed Coin in order to go first in golf. He ends up calling for tails. And to top it off, he fails at tossing it into the ocean in anger.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His Employee Training video transparently encourages lying, cheating, and stealing, giving a good idea on exactly what type of person he is.
    • And if that's not enough to drive the point home, his lines immediately afterwards cement it.
    "You're here because you're the best of the cheapest."
    "With your help and my carefully crafted master plan, we'll find the fabled lost Jewel of Atlantis and finally make me the richest duck in the world!"
    "But first, here are your company IDs, also good for 40% off life vest rental in case of emergency."
  • Evil Counterpart: To Scrooge, as always for the character, being a Corrupt Corporate Executive with a hands-off approach as opposed to Scrooge's Honest Corporate Executive with a fairly hands-on one. He's also willing to kill his employees if it'd get him to his goals, whereas Scrooge is willing to defend even his most dangerous.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's a large man with a larger presence that shouts a lot, usually at an absent Scrooge. He insists he's the world's most beloved Scottish billionaire duck and there's an effigy of him above his office door that's much more muscular than his actual rotund physique.
  • Evil Knockoff: He's based much of his identity off of copying Scrooge in an attempt to usurp him as richest Duck in the world.
  • Fat Bastard: Glomgold's new design widens his girth by at least three times compared to his classic look.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Glomgold seems to value his employees at first, but quickly reveals that he's not afraid to resort to murder, and abandons his henchmen as soon as he thinks he has what he wants.
  • Foil: To Scrooge, as always. He's also a billionaire duck with a Scottish accent, but Scrooge earned his wealth "fair and square", whereas Glomgold earned his by cheating and stealing. Also tends to let his penchant for complex plans to overrun his judgement and motivations, while Scrooge would prefer the smartest, simplest way of doing things.
  • Friendly Enemy: Okay "friendly" is too strong a word, but Glomgold and Scrooge's relationship is more than a simple rivalry. Do they hate each other's guts? Sure. Does that stop them from having a daily staring contest at the Duckburg's Billionaire club (of which they're the only members; they literally share a room split down the middle)? Nope.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Once a year Glomgold and Scrooge put their deadly rivalry aside to compete in a friendly round of golf at Moonshire Links. ...And Glomgold still tries to cheat and murder his way to victory. Every year.
  • Harmless Villain: What he essentially becomes after "Woo-Hoo!". At best he's nothing but a nuisance since his Complexity Addiction works against him. Scrooge flat-out tells him that he regards Glomgold's countless attempts to kill him more annoying than anything else. Special mention goes to the montage in "McMystery at McDuck McManor!", where Glomgold tries to make booby-trapped presents to kill Scrooge; he achieves an Epic Fail with all of them and nearly kills himself instead.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: For all his posturing, everything about him screams "over-compensating due to insecurity about Scrooge being Always Someone Better", even insisting he's more Scottish than Scrooge.
  • In-Series Nickname: Scrooge calls him "Flinty".
  • It's All About Me: He is willing to dispose of his employees as he pleases in a never-ending quest to one-up Scrooge and pilfer treasure-filled dungeons. And that's not even touching on his need to put his face and name on everything he can get away with, right down to literal infants.
  • Large Ham: Most of his dialogue is him raising his voice. This is especially prominent in his employee training video.
  • Laughably Evil: He's a horrible person but he's so honest and hammy about it you can't help but laugh.
    • In the pilot:
    Glomgold: With your help and my carefully crafted master plan, we'll find the fabled lost Jewel of Atlantis, and finally make me the richest duck in the world! *evil laugh* But first, here are your company IDs, also good for 40% off life vest rental in case of emergency.
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks":
    Glomgold: Get the sharks ready. *evil laugh*
  • Man in a Kilt: He claims that it makes him more Scottish than Scrooge.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Flintheart" - Flint is a kind of stone, so to have a flint heart is to have a stony heart, i.e. uncaring and cruel. Flint is also a play on "skinflint," another word for a cheapskate.
    • "Glomgold" - The word "glom" (derived from the Scottish English "glaum") means "to steal, to grab", which would make him a gold-grabbing thief. Of course, as the first episode shows, any treasure will do for him - or even ideas, based on the "take an idea, make it your own" statement from the training video.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Not only does he routinely plot to try and kill Scrooge, but most of his plans involve trying to murder any opposition he faces, as Scrooge discovers when the two attempt to team up to get Mark Beaks kicked out of their Billionaires club.
  • Narcissist: Any drawn pictures of him tend to feature him as tall and muscular, freely showing off his egotistical opinion of himself.
  • Never My Fault:
    • He swears vengeance on Scrooge when the "super cursed" ruby he stole from Atlantis causes an octopus to attack him. This is in spite of the fact that Glomgold took the ruby because he fully believed it to be the Jewel of Atlantis, a belief Scrooge had nothing to do with at all.
    • Zig-zagged in "The Missing Links of Moorshire". When he realizes his Evil Gloating allowed the mists to catch up to him and turn him to stone, he blames both Scrooge and his own tendency to gloat. And when he's (mostly) returned to normal, he blames Louie for "letting" it happen.
    • And again in "The Shadow War" when Magica usurps control over his shadow along with everyone else's in Duckburg. Glomgold actually tries to hang on to it as it flies across the bay towards Scrooge's Money Bin, only to lose his grip and plummet to the water below screaming "CURSE YOU, MEEEEEE!!!"
  • Nice Hat: A very, very Scottish tam o' shanter.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Beneath his bombastic personality, shallow charm and transparently desperate attempts to one-up Scrooge; Glomgold hides a surprisingly cunning mind and a disregard for anyone other than himself. Following coming across as comedic, somewhat affable, and out of his depth compared to Scrooge throughout his first appearance he casually pulls a gambit that even Scrooge is forced to admit is brilliant planning, and nearly manages to murder Scrooge, Launchpad, Donald, the children and his own henchmen in one fowl swoop.
    • A bit of a mitigation though when it turns out the above plan was one of his few "good" ones. More often his evil schemes amount to little more than an annoyance, at least in Scrooge's eyes.
    • Later, he nearly manages to encase Scrooge in molten gold.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: He is, as he himself boasts, the world's most beloved Scottish billionaire duck. (Only true because Scrooge is a trillionaire.)
  • Pet the Dog: While the only reason he hired Donald was to get back at Scrooge, he thinks Donald does a good job and even tells him he's a model employee.
    • Despite every single one of his interactions with other characters involve him yelling, threatening or otherwise abusing them, he has nothing but good things to say about Scrooge's late butler Duckworth. He admits missing him and describes him as 'an artist' when it came to throwing parties.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: In-Universe, he's one for Scrooge. This is even lampshaded by Scrooge himself:
    Scrooge: Flintheart Glomgold, the poor man's version of me... which, to be fair, still makes him insanely rich.
  • Pride: His ego is easily dented. In "The Missing Links of Moorshire", he fired the world's best golfer (whom he'd hired as his caddy) for trying to give him some advice, outraged that he was telling him how to golf.
  • The Scrooge: Even more than Scrooge. He makes a point of declaring that he's hired "the best of the cheapest" when it comes to goons. Subverted when it comes to his revenge plans.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Scrooge. While Scrooge is merely thrifty, Glomgold is out and out cheap. While Scrooge is The Fettered, Glomgold is The Unfettered. Glomgold also steals ideas and rebrands them as his own, showing he's not "the smartest of the smarties" like Scrooge but instead merely clever.
  • Shark Pool: Knows a "shark guy" specifically so he can have pools of sharks in his overly complicated, easily escapable plans. He also likes talking to them.
    Glomgold: Who loves being a pawn in my twisted evil plots? You, yes you do!
  • The Sociopath: While Glomgold comes off initially as an affable and caring businessman to his employees, it becomes clear that he values no one except himself and will resort to anything from trying to kill the Nephews and Webby, to leaving his henchmen to die in Atlantis as it collapses, in order to claim Scrooge's place as the World's Richest Duck.
  • Taken for Granite: He is briefly turned to stone by enchanted mists in "The Missing Links of Moorshire". He is later restored to normal... but only above the waist.
  • Team Rocket Wins: While all of his schemes, even the few legitimately good ones, end in failure, he does successfully take some of Scrooge's wealth for himself in "Jaw$" due to the destruction of Magica's money shark, and thanks to everyone believing it to be a charitable donation to everyone, Scrooge can't lift a finger to stop him because of the PR nightmare it would create.
  • Unknown Rival: Played with. Scrooge knows he's a rival, and is even willing to offer him some grudging respect as the "poor man's version of [him]." Donald, however, doesn't know who Glomgold is, even though he was Scrooge's sidekick for years prior to the series; Donald even claims that he can't keep track of all Scrooge's sworn enemies.
  • The Usual Adversaries: If someone is causing Scrooge problems, it's most likely to be Flintheart. Lampshaded in "McMystery at McDuck Manor".
    Flintheart: Well, how did you know it was me?
    Louie: It's always you.
    Flintheart: AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE! (Evil Laugh)
  • Villain Decay: In "Woo-oo!" he is a hammy, but competent villain who gets very close to killing Scrooge with his entire family. In his consecutive appearances, his hamminess remains, but his plans keep failing due to his own Complexity Addiction. But then "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" gives us a reminder that he's still a threat.
  • Villain Respect: He has nothing but good things to say about Scrooge's deceased butler, Duckworth.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: "Good" might be stretching it a bit, but despite being a very obvious miserable scumbag and danger to society, Glomgold is still something of a media darling. He regularly appears on TV shows, news broadcasts, and magazine covers (...that he owns himself, by the way), even deigning to (try) and appear on Dewey's homebrew late night talk show.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's a very violent person, and he's even more Scottish than Scrooge is (if you ask him anyway)!
  • Worthy Opponent: Telling Donald that he's a model employee is probably the nicest thing he'll ever say to a member of Scrooge's family.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Doesn't bat an eye over ordering his minions to harm Scrooge's entourage (which includes Webby) or leaving them behind to die (including Dark Action Girl Gabby).
  • Would Hurt a Child: Glomgold is perfectly willing to straight up murder the nephews and Webby.
  • You Get What You Pay For: As noted above, the mercenaries he hired were "the best of the cheapest"... which would explain why a bunch of kids and a badly poisoned Launchpad were able to humiliate them so easily.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Despite believing that Donald was an excellent employee, he has no qualms with leaving him to die in a flooding treasure room.
    • He also has no qualms about abandoning Gabby and the Smashnikovs to die when Atlantis is about to explode.
  • You Were Trying Too Hard: In "The Missing Links of Moorshire", his golf game immediately improves after Louie advises him to just hit the ball.

    Magica De Spell 
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Feed my power, dark eclipse; free my form from the abyss; dormant magic, now unchained; the Shadow Queen, be whole again!!

Voiced By: Catherine Tate
"Hello Scroogey! I've missed you!"

A powerful sorceress, and one of Scrooge's long standing adversaries.


  • Abusive Parent: "Jaw$!" confirms she's one to Lena not caring about her niece's safety, and it's made abundantly clear that Lena can't walk away because Magica's magic is keeping her imprisoned to do her bidding. Then it's revealed that while she could be considered Lena's Truly Single Parent, given Lena's status as her Living Shadow, but she doesn't care about her or really consider her family, or even a person.
  • Achilles' Heel: Magica has two:
    • Even when unsealed her power seems to have some reliance/connection to the #1 Dime as when it is not on her person she becomes notably weaker (though still dangerous).
    • The Sumerian Amulet, which appears to hold or be the source of all her power. She doesn't need to be in contact with it to use magic, but when it is broken she seems to lose her magic completely.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Even judging by her shadow, she has a taller and more slender figure and a Hotter and Sexier outfit compared to her original, tamer dress from the comics and 1987 cartoon.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: While her figure and outfit does look more attractive than her original design, she is now sickly green and has yellow, snake-like eyes thanks to Evil Makes You Ugly. When she loses her powers, she's no longer green. She still has the yellow snake eyes though.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In all her other appearances, Magica wanted the dime to use it in a spell that would either grant her the same luck and fortune that Scrooge has, give her the Midas Touch, or just boost her magical powers. In the 2017 Continuum, she now wants it as part of a "blood feud" with Clan Mc Duck, stealing the token of the last Mc Duck's success to end his family line by sealing Scrooge inside of it, and later because her body and most of her power were sealed inside it.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original has white feathers and black hair, but in here, her hair is still black, but her feathers are green. They do change to white after she loses her magic, though.
  • Adaptational Badass: Implied by the nature of her introduction. In the original series, she was a Card-Carrying Villain but she relied on parlor tricks and magical artifacts, because her own magical power was feeble (she turned her brother into a raven but could never change him back). But here, she evidently warrants Sealed Evil in a Can status — which is typically reserved for Eldritch Abominations and Physical Gods (and indeed, her Living Shadow form resembles a Humanoid Abomination). Zigzagged after her defeat in the Season Finale, where it is revealed that she is still relying on magical artifacts, which, in this case, is the Sumerian Amulet on her staff. It breaking removes all of Magica's abilities and reduces her to her classic power level, if not lower. That being said, she does mention having studied actual magic, so she still has the knowledge to use it, and she is a city-destroying level threat with it.
  • Adaptational Nationality:
    • Catherine Tate uses her natural British accent, while the original Carl Barks comics gave her nationality as Italian (Barks based her look on Sophia Loren), and the 1987 version was voiced by June Foray using the same voice and pseudo-Russian accent as Nastasha Fatale. It does make a certain amount of sense, since it would be easier for the Mc Ducks and De Spells to be Feuding Families if they both lived on the British Isles.
    • The Italian dub gives her a Neapolitan accent, just like the 1987 series. This keeps in line with how the comics, since her very introduction, showed her as a denizen of Naples living on the side of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Arch-Enemy: One of many Scrooge has, although she seems to be the most dangerous one.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Genderflipped. Magica created Lena out of her own shadow, meaning that for all intents and purposes, she is Lena's mother.
  • Arc Villain: The primary antagonist of one of Season 1's story arcs, starting in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" and culminating in "The Shadow War!". After the climax, she is Brought Down to Normal, suggesting that she'll become less of a threat in Season 2.
  • Ax-Crazy: Wants to be this, but is incapable due to her incorporeal form.
    Magica: (Swipes at Scrooge's neck, to no effect) Aw... I miss carnage.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal/Magical Barefooter: She turns out to be both of these when she gets her body back, in contrast with her previous incarnations, who wore high heels.
  • Big Bad: Of Season One. The other villains are mainly nuisances whose evil plans vary week by week. By contrast, Magica's goal requires more long-term planning. Specifically she's adamant that she get her hand on Scrooge's Number 1 Dime before the next Lunar Eclipse so she can escape her prison within the Dime itself.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: For a witch who has no hesitation towards murder, not once does she even suggest assassinating Scrooge when he's most vulnerable to get his #1 Dime. Then again, it goes against the whole point of her revenge.
  • Break the Haughty: At the end of Season 1, she loses all her powers and has to pathetically run for her life, not even able to pull a decent Villain: "Exit, Stage Left!" when a smoke bomb doesn't properly hide her escape. The heroes don't even see her as worth chasing down.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She may be stronger in this continuity, but her powers are still focused on her magical artifacts. If her staff (which normally appears as Lena's amulet), breaks, all of her powers are gone, as is the case in the Season Finale.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She calls herself evil multiple times, and does petty things For the Evulz even when they hinder her grand plan.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: For such a serious and powerful villain, Magica can come across as very childish and rather easy to fool.
  • Composite Character: She's still a sorceress, but her Living Shadow form, complete with red eyes, seems to be based upon the time her shadow became sentient in the 1987 series, and shares roughly the same powerset (being able to influence the shadows of others), with the Season 1 finale being an adaptation of Magica's Shadow War, with her controlling everyone's shadows. Crosses over into Decomposite Character as well with the reveal that Lena herself is actually Magica's shadow.
  • Conflict Killer: After the whole rift between Scrooge and everyone over Della's disappearance, her presence will surely render the whole thing moot. Scrooge rubs this in her face when he's freed from his Number 1 Dime, though admittedly the family was going to reconcile even without Magica being involved.
  • Dark Is Evil: An Evil Sorceress who takes the form of a Living Shadow complete with Red Eyes, Take Warning who may very well be the Big Bad? Yeah, she definitely counts.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Magica is not yet corporeal, with her present state being identified as a prison for her soul, and Lena promises that she will rise again, i.e. return to a body.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Unlike her other versions who wore high heels, this version is barefooted. She usually wears a dress to cover it anyways.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Inverted. When she figures out that Scrooge being a pathetic shell of a duck after his family leave the mansion isn't just an act to make her underestimate him, she furiously says, "How dare you make me pity you!"
  • Establishing Character Moment: "The Beagle Birthday Massacre" doesn't give much to go off on her character, but in "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!", her first action upon being able to form is to try and kill Mrs. Beakley, for being rightly suspicious of Lena, and then tries to goad Lena into leaving her for dead, giving a good idea on how ruthless she is.
  • Evil Brit: Courtesy of her voice actor. She's vaguely Eastern European in the original show and Italian in the comics, she's British here if her accent is anything to go by, and subtly hinted by her niece Lena.
  • Evil Counterpart: She's got parallels with Mrs. Beakley. Both of them are guardians to a relative, but unlike Beakley, who loves Webby with all her heart and is willing to let her move around, Magica stifles Lena and is using her as a means to an end.
  • Evil Is Petty: She turns one of Scrooge's treasure chests into ice cream, offers him a lick...and then drops it!
  • Evil Laugh: She shows it off many times in "Jaw$!".
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Or at least turns your feathers an unnatural shade of green and gives you snake-like yellow pupils.
  • Evil Mentor: She wants Lena to do outright vile things like murder, and is disappointed when her niece takes a more pragmatic and peaceful approach to her plan of insinuating herself with Scrooge's family.
  • Evil Sorceress: Just like her incarnation in the original show. Only in this case, she's MUCH more powerful. Then it turns out that her powers are still focused in magical artifacts, albeit with genuine knowledge of how they work.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When being particularly megalomaniacal, her voice takes on a magically deep, booming echo.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: She can control Lena's body, but not entirely—normally, she seems to just be able to stop her. As the Lunar Eclipse approaches, she gains enough power to that she's able to fully take control of Lena's body.
  • Feuding Families: In "Jaw$!", we learn that her family and Clan McDuck have been apparently fighting for centuries.
  • Final Boss: She is the main antagonist of the show’s Season One finale, and thus the last villain faced in the season.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She was trapped in the dime when Scrooge turned one of her own spells back on her.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Compared to her comic and cartoon appearance, Magica wears a dress which is showy at the top with no sleeves. She even takes a moment to show off upon regaining a physical form.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Implied to be this, considering that she's been sealed away by complex means. Then she loses all of her powers and is Brought Down to Normal, revealing that she's just a skilled sorceress.
  • Humiliation Conga: In the climax of Season 1, she gets fooled by the boys, beaten by Webby, abandoned by Lena, humiliated by Scrooge, her staff gets broken, resulting in her losing all her magic, Launchpad crushes her falling from the sky, and she even botches up her dramatic exit.
  • I Control My Minions Through...: At first it seems Lena is doing Magica's bidding out of familial obligation. Eventually, it turns out to be flat-out coercion, as Magica has partial control over Lena's body, and only promises to release her if restored.
  • I Have No Son: More like "I have no niece/daughter". In the Season 1 finale, Magica mocks Lena for the latter continuing to call her "Aunt" even though Magica created Lena out of her own shadow. This would practically make her Lena's mother. Not that it matters to Magica one bit - in her words, Lena was never family. Rather, Lena was her.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: She's rather intent on Lena taking the most ruthless course possible, encouraging her to leave Mrs. Beakley to die during a tunnel cave-in. It's telling that Lena chooses to save her, instead, much to Magica's displeasure.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Averted - unlike her classic incarnation, who bumbled her spells as often as she got them right, this version of Magica de Spell is the Final Boss of the Season One finale for a reason.
    • Then she loses the source of her powers, and this get played straight again.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She can be hammy at times, even bordering on Laughably Evil, but overall she's the most frightening villain in the show's first season, with her scenes in "Terror of the Terra-fermians" and especially "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck" being quite dark by the show's usual standards.
  • Large Ham: Once she has her body back, she wastes no time in declaring her villainous intentions in the most bombastic one of voice she can manage. She even hams it up during her Villainous Breakdown!
  • Laughably Evil: Magica has her goofier moments as would any villain voiced by Catherine Tate, but she's also pure evil and a flat-out sadist who combines her cruelty with Black Comedy.
  • Living Shadow: She takes this form when summoned by Lena. She can also take over her niece's shadow in order to talk to her without being summoned.
    • When freed, she brings the shadows of everyone in Duckburg to life as her minions.
  • Logical Weakness: "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!" shows that her Living Shadow form requires light to be cast, and that she can't control the movements of Lena, though she can restrict her movements as if she has her on a leash; she doesn't show up until the lights of the train turn on, and Lena simply moving into the darkness stops her from exposing herself to Mrs. Beakley. Her shadow soldiers in the Season 1 finale work much the same way, with the triplets and Webby defeating their shadows by disconnecting the lights.
  • Punny Name: Her name sounds an awful lot like "magic spell", and ends up with all her magic dispelled.
  • Magical Incantation:
    • Lena recites a poem to summon her.
    "Summoned spirit from the dark,
    show thyself before this arc.
    Free thy dread soul from its prison,
    Once more shall thee be risen!"
    • Magica, herself, recites another one in the finale:
    "Feed my power, dark eclipse,
    free my form from the abyss.
    Dormant magic now unchained,
    the Shadow Queen be whole again!"
  • Meaningful Name: Has "magic"note  and "spell" in her name, fitting for a sorceress. And more pointedly De Spell, a play on the word "dispel", meaning to undo or otherwise make disappear. She ends the first season functionally de-powered and with all her magic dispelled.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Although the McDuck family had a falling out the previous episode, the promos show that for "Shadow War", she'll force them to rally to Scrooge's rescue. Scrooge himself even lampshades it, thanking Magica for it all
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her skin feathers are a sickly green and she has snake-like Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • Not So Above It All: "Jaw$!" reveals she can be just as hammy and over-the-top as Glomgold.
    Magica: DENTAL HYGINE CAN WAIT!
  • Red Baron: One of her monikers is "the Shadow Queen".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her shadowy appearance features her with glowing, evil red eyes.
  • Sadist: The nightmare sequence from "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck really plays up this angle of her, taking a cruel glee in turning Webby into a doll, smacking Lena around with it, and taking pleasure when Lena destroys it.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She appears to be trapped in her niece's amulet. The poem notes that her "dread soul" is currently trapped in a prison.
    • She's actually trapped in Scrooge's dime, and only communicates with Lena through the amulet.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Her true form has green feathers, yellow eyes and wears a black dress with purple highlights.
  • Shadow Archetype: In the end, Lena, who was created from her shadow, is the exact antithesis of everything Magica herself is: caring, family-oriented, self-sacrificing, and a true ally of Scrooge and his family.
  • Skunk Stripe: Her hair has a purple streak on each side.
  • Slasher Smile: Her reaction to her niece's report of her success.
  • Stupid Evil: She's more deadly, dangerous, and cunning than any other villain in season 1, and yet, she also tends to choose being evil over actually achieving her goals. This includes regularly putting Lena in danger, despite needing her to get Scrooge's dime, trying to kill members of the duck clan for the heck of it, even though that'd only put Scrooge's guard up more, and exposing herself when others are around just to gloat at Lena.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her physical form has gold eyes with triangular, wedge shaped pupils.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Upon losing her powers when Donald Duck accidentally breaks the crystal on her staff, Magica descends into a fist-shaking, near-bawling rage:
    Magica: My powers! They're gone! You ruin EVERYTHING!! 'AAAAAAAAGGGGGHHH!!!'
  • Villain Decay: Gets hit with this hard after she loses her staff, and therefore the source of her powers. Without it, she's just another hysterical villain futilely swearing vengeance on Scrooge. She can't even pull a Villain: "Exit, Stage Left!" properly, and Scrooge doesn't think she's worth the effort to pursue.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She ultimately doesn't consider Lena a living person, due to being her shadow
  • With Catlike Tread: Is rather loud while Lena is trying to cut the Dime off of Scrooge. Although it is unclear whether anyone else but Lena can hear her "loud whispering".
  • Would Hurt a Child: Magica is definitely willing to destroy four children if they get in her way.

    Mark Beaks 
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"Project Tah-Dah! It's everything you think it is, and nothing you expect!"
Voiced By: Josh Brener

Another of Scrooge's billionaire rivals, Beaks is the CEO of Waddle, Duckburg's leading tech company. Unlike Scrooge's other rivals, he's not interested in wealth or money, but rather status and reputation. He's an African grey parrot according to one of the co-creators.


  • Actor Allusion: He's a tech billionaire played by Josh Brener, who's most famous for playing Big Head in Silicon Valley, a show about people working in the tech industry. Mark's personality and role particularly makes him resemble that show's antagonist, Gavin Belson, whom Big Head works under for a few seasons.
  • Affably Evil: He's quite pleasant to be around, all things considered, even while committing fraud. Well, unless you're Scrooge or Glomgold.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Parrots are considered as clever, talkative birds who like to be the center of attention.
  • Attention Whore: Unlike Scrooge or Flintheart, he cares much more about status than money. Heck, at the end of his introductory episode it's shown that he cares more about his social media presence than his own life as he jumps off a building after his last backup phone so he can make one last social update before it (and himself) hits the ground. He manages to live thanks to a trampoline, but a fumble and appearance by a disguised Flintheart Glomgold spells the end for his phone.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: He wears a suit with shirt and pants, but no shoes, so that his parrot-toes are visible.
  • Benevolent Boss: He installs trampolines and playground slides at his offices, and throws dance parties during work time, to keep his employees happy and thus increase their productivity. However, sometimes his Mean Boss tendencies slip through, like when his coffee arrives a minute early. Arguably deconstructed, since for all his apparent charm and Nice Guy persona he's actually just as ruthless, exploitative, scheming and self-centred as any corporate robber-baron like Glomgold (who if nothing else is at least honest about what a villain he is, in private at least), and his benevolence tends to come off more as hypocrisy instead.
  • Berserk Button: Things not going according to his plans, even if it's something small as getting his 2:15 coffee a minute early, as Dewey found out.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His eyebrows are noticeably larger than those of the other characters.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Even though Mark Beaks seems to be a chill, relaxed, fun-loving guy most of the time, there are hints at a darker desire beneath that facade. For instance, when Dewey brings him his 2:15 coffee at 2:14, he starts to have a villainous speech, which gets totally ignored when Huey brings him the coffee at the right time.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: "Who is Gizmoduck" shows that he actually does have some great inventing and engineering skills when he invents a Restraining Bolt to steal the Gizmoduck armor. However, most of the time he'd rather just copy other people's work with minor tweaks for his brand and focus on his internet buzz and status.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's a new character created for the series, to provide a look at a "modern" billionaire.
  • Con Man: Project Tah-Dah. It doesn't actually exist. Tah-Dah!
  • Control Freak: For all his apparently laid-back attitude, he's actually one of these. As witnessed when he receives coffee at 2:14 instead of 2:15, at which point he beings ranting about order.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He makes himself a billionaire by generating hype for a product that doesn't actually exist, then hires someone to steal it, so that he can keep the money they invested.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He carries numerous backups phones on him at all times, so if one gets destroyed, he's not prevented from texting.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • While his plan to hire a mercenary to steal a supposedly valuable product that doesn't even exist, so that he can claim it was stolen and keep all the money people invested in it was quite clever, it never occurs to him to let said mercenary in on the deal, instead preferring to play him as a chump then reveal it at the end. He almost gets killed as a result.
    • In "Who is Gizmoduck?", after stealing the Gizmoduck suit, he tried to claim to the public that he was always Gizmoduck. But, as Huey points out, he had already been publically saved by Gizmoduck, and their beaks look completely different, so no-one would really buy that claim.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. He jumps off a building to save his last backup phone, but is saved by one of the trampolines that are out front.
  • Enemies Equals Greatness: After Mark unveils B.U.D.D.Y. to the public, Launchpad and Gyro immediately hate it.
    Mark: Whoa! Scrooge's driver and his chief inventor are threatened by my B.U.D.D.Y. here. Well, that is how you know it's a good product.
  • Entitled Bastard: In "Who is Gizmoduck?" Even after basically enslaving Fenton with the "Waddleduck" app, talking down to him, and stealing the Gizmoduck suit while denouncing him as undeserving of it, Beaks ends up begging Fenton for help after he loses control of the suit.
  • Expy: He is likely based of John D. Rockerduck, as both are examples of modern day businessmen (for their times, at least).
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: He presents himself to the world as brilliant inventor and entrepreneur, but the truth is that's he's, quoth Gyro, a "hack [who] couldn't even program a microwave." He simply steals other people's tech and makes minor cosmetic changes to pass it off as his own. However, "Who is Gizmoduck?!" shows that he is a brilliant inventor in his own right; he spent days cooped up alone in his office, creating a Restraining Bolt that would allow him to hack and take control of the Gizmoduck armor. Most of the time, he's just too lazy to actually invent stuff.
  • Fatal Flaw: His laziness. He got his fortune by hyping up a product that ultimately didn't exist which almost gets him killed, and when stealing Gyro's plans when creating B.U.D.D.Y., didn't alter the morality circuits and instead was content to make the robot look cooler, which resulted in B.U.D.D.Y. turning evil, which almost gets him killed. "Who Is Gizmoduck!?!" also shows him try to take credit for stuff Fenton did while working for him by stealing the suit, but he puts no time in figuring out how the suit works, which almost gets him killed.
  • Fearless Fool: Beaks shows no signs of fear when Falcon Graves plows through his security team and holds him up. One might think it is because Graves's presence was part of Beaks's scheme, but Beaks remains oblivious after that, even as Graves plans to throw him off a roof.
  • Foil:
    • To Scrooge - Mark Beaks is clearly not tougher than the toughies, while clever he's neither smarter than the smarties, and he certainly didn't make his money square.
    • To Glomgold - Both have Faux Affably Evil going for them when they want to keep up appearances, but Glomgold is more concerned with oneupmanship and revenge while Mark Beaks is 100% dedicated to appearances. Also, Glomgold is an unapologetic thief while Beaks is a Con Artist.
    • To Huey - Both are big on well-laid plans and checklists, but there's a short-lived hint that Mark Beaks is quite a bit more uptight about deviations from his than even Huey. Plus, Huey makes his plans to help others as well as himself, while Mark's plans only help himself.
    • To Dewey - Take Dewey's love of attention, exaggerate liberally, then subtract redeeming qualities and concern for others and you're 90% of the way towards getting Mark Beaks.
    • To Louie - Even if Louie didn't appear in Mark's debut, it's clear that they both have a similar Laissez-Faire con artist attitude towards earning money, since Mark's entire plan with Project Tah-Dah is the epitome of "Get something for nothing" that Louie has shown to admire in the past. However, Mark is far more self-absorbed than Louie, while Louie is more laid-back and is more comfortable admitting his own faults.
    • To Gyro - Both of them are tech geniuses, but while Gyro has lots of original ideas while being a very unfriendly person with No Social Skills, Beaks scams people and steals their ideas while caring a lot about public appearances and being very chummy with everyone. Their contrast is highlighted best in "Who is Gizmoduck?!" where Fenton works for both of them for a while.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He has only three toes on each foot, lacking the second backwards-pointing toe on the zygodactyl foot of parrots.
  • The Friend No One Likes: Is this to the rest of the Rogues Gallery. Glomgold thinks he's annoying while Ma Beagle questions how he can be considered a nemesis due to the relatively harmless nature of his schemes.
  • Furry Reminder: He uses his parrot feet to grasp on his hoverboard, similarly to a parrot perch.
  • Hammerspace: Subverted. His handy supply of backup phones is not, in fact, infinite. It's actually a pretty realistic number, if impractical for the average person.
  • Harmless Villain: So far, the worst things he's done to the protagonists are firing Huey and Dewey from their jobs at his company to cover up his own fraud and trying to find embarrassing footage of Scrooge to post online so he can humiliate him. Ma Beagle points this out in "McMystery at McDuck Manor!", asking how Scrooge can even consider Beaks a nemesis.
    • Subverted as of "Who Is Gizmoduck?!"; from giving Gizmoduck a Restraining Bolt to only help those with the app to stealing the hero's robotic suit to take credit for those earlier deeds, it becomes clear that Mark has fully entered the villain circle.
  • Hates Being Touched: His digital high five app is specifically mentioned by him to allow all the congratulations of a high five without actually having to touch someone else.
  • Hipster: He’s a pretty stereotypical depiction of this trope in its “millennial dot-com start-up tech billionaire” form; obsessed with technology and his social media profile, seemingly laid-back and chill about everything (but with a darker, more uptight and hypocritical side), shallow and aloof about everything, likes “irony” (his reaction to Dewey’s briefcase), wears a hoodie...
  • Hypocrite: In the finale of his debut episode, he says that nobody cares what he posts online when Huey and Dewey post an embarrassing peep, after having spent all of the episode annoying and aggravating Falcon Graves by incessantly posting status updates, and complaining about Scrooge and Glomgold's lack of knowledge of social media.
  • Irony: When he steals the Gizmoduck suit from Fenton, Beaks claims he doesn't "deserve" it, implying that Beaks thinks he'd be much better at using it. Yet it takes less than five minutes in the suit for him to completely lose control.
  • Karma Houdini: Has yet to be significantly punished for his actions. Granted, he's still more affable and harmless compared to the other antagonists.
  • Keet: Toyed with- he's extremely personable and enthusiastic about his company and products, but it ultimately only serves to underline how shallow he is.
  • Lack of Empathy: One of his motivational posters in a work area outright tells his employees that they're replaceable, and when he fires Huey and Dewey, he does it in a very apathetic manner, paying more attention to his phone than the duo.
  • Manchild: Displays shades of childish behavior at times.
  • Mellow Fellow: He constantly acts chill and relaxed about everything, but there are hints that he's a lot more uptight deep down than he first appears. Also deconstructed, since his unflappable and casual attitude towards everything gradually starts to seem less like he's a cool, relaxed guy and more like he's just a complete sociopath.
  • Narcissist: Beaks' obsession with his image is partially because it's how he makes all his money from investments, but he also seems to genuinely want constant praise. He hires Huey and Dewey as interns entirely because Huey called him a genius.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a pastiche of numerous tech startup heads, most obviously Mark Zuckerberg, with some elements of Steve Jobs thrown in the mix according to Word of God, to the point where calling him "Mark Duckerberg" at one point was considered too on-the-nose.
    • And what were those elements of Steve Jobs? The fact that Jobs managed to make the iPhone popular two weeks before it was launched and not a single one was working yet. In order to get through his conference and con everyone watching and that would hear about it, he had to switch between 10 different phones so no one would see them crash and burn. There's also the fact that the two are great inventors but tend to take credit for the work other people do. And with the latest Gizmoduck episode, apples and his obsession with peripheral technology. Only apple mice will run on an apple and only Waddle customers could use Gizmoduck's app.
  • Nouveau Riche: Mark Beaks made his money in the tech industry and as mentioned cares more about status and being "buzzworthy".
    Beaks: Cash is dead. The new currency is "buzz".
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: He's much younger than Scrooge and is definitely antagonistic, though not very threatening as his idea of a perfect plan to destroy Scrooge is posting embarrassing videos of Scrooge walking into a glass door and the like.
  • Otaku: According to Word of God, he's a fan of magical girl anime. Which makes his Transformation Sequence into "Waddleduck" all the funnier.
  • Plausible Deniability. In "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" Beaks didn't steal from Gyro, Li'l Bulb was on a public forum, and he wouldn't have known it was originally Gyro's invention, so by all counts, Mark Beaks is blameless for the incident that followed.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Beaks condescendingly refers to Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera as "Chico" and "Amigo", much to the latter's displeasure.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His obsessive need for attention, most of his products being cool but with almost no practical applications, and blase attitude toward his coworkers give him the feel of a particularly apathetic child. Even his interest in Gizmoduck seems to largely boil down to how "cool" the suit is, rather than how powerful it is.
  • The Rival: Has one with Gyro, since he has a habit of pilfering his tech.
  • Rental Car Abuse: Apparently Beaks has a habit of totaling helicopters, if the Freeze-Frame Bonus text from his lawyer of "Did you destroy ANOTHER helicopter?" is anything to go on after Gizmoduck accidentally destroyed his current copter.
  • Schedule Fanatic: The guy throws a fit because Dewey brought him his afternoon coffee one minute early.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: The only other known African grey parrot to appear in a cartoon was Professor Pericles.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He seems to consider himself up there with Scrooge and Glomgold, with the money to back it up, but Scrooge doesn't really consider him much of a threat, and Ma Beagle considers him more of a harmless annoyance instead.
  • The Social Expert: Say whatever else you will about his Get Rich Quick Scheme, because ultimately it works. Not due to him being a genius, but because of how masterfully he manipulates the appearance of the situation to the outside world.
  • Super OCD: Shows some signs of this. He created an app on his phone to give high fives to so he wouldn't have to touch people, is grossed out by having someone's finger prints on his phone, and loses his temper over receiving coffee one minute ahead of schedule.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He's the last of the four leading villains introduced not to have been from the original era. Additionally, the three Big Bads introduced before him (Glomgold, Ma Beagle, and Magica) are all relatively old-fashioned in their types of schemes, Mark Beaks is more modern.
  • Villainous Friendship: According to "Mystery at Mc Duck Manor", he seems to think he has this with Glomgold. It's very much not reciprocated.

    Ma Beagle 
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Voiced By: Margo Martindale

The Beagle family matriarch and crime lord of Duckburg.


  • Abusive Parents: Belittles and insults her sons. Comes to a point where when her sons fail to get Webby, Lena, and the Duck family triplets as a birthday present for her, she declares that none of them are getting birthdays that year.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: The 1987 Ma Beagle was tough, but loving to her boys. This version of the character can barely constrain her contempt for them.
  • Bad Boss: What's her first reaction to finding out how badly Bigtime screwed up his "perfect scam"? To throw him into the same meat locker the triplets and Webby are trapped in.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Oh, for cryin' out loud!" when she's upset or annoyed.
  • The Don: As the matriarch of the Beagle Boys, she is at the top of organized crime in Duckburg.
  • The Dreaded: Almost everybody, from regular civilians, law enforcement, and even her family to some extent, is afraid of her. Even Webby, who had personally humiliated Ma Beagle in her debut, is wary of trying to crash a Beagle Boy birthday party (understandably so, since she gets chased halfway across Duckburg by the family).
  • Establishing Character Moment: "Daytrip of Doom!" shows her punching a guard in the stomach, which causes him to keel over, and then does things like push a Funso patron's head into his ice cream and knock a waitress's tray in her face, for what seems to be no reason.
  • Evil Matriarch: The mother of them all, who supports and orders them in crime.
  • Evil Old Folks: She is an elderly woman and the leader of a family of criminals.
  • Explosive Breeder: She has given birth to at least two dozen children.
  • Karma Houdini: She somehow got pardoned just after the premiere. Predictably, crime skyrocketed as a result. And although she gets captured at the end of her debut episode by Webby, two episodes later she returns free again.
  • Moral Myopia: As revealed in "McMystery at McDuck Manor!", she hates Scrooge for tricking her grandfather out of the deed to Duckburg... which her grandfather had himself stolen.
  • Nice Hat: Her yellow hat.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: It's hard to notice, but she notably lacks pie-eyes.
  • Pet the Dog: There seems to be only one person Ma Beagle has genuine affection for: Scrooge's former butler Duckworth. She outright says she misses him (and the amazing parties he threw).
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • Puts the kibosh on Bigtime's kidnapping of the triplets and Webby — not for any moral reason, but because doing so paints a target on the Beagle family for Scrooge to come after.
    • She repeats this in McMystery at McDuck Manor, where she notes she would never try to kidnap Scrooge because he would be far, far, far more trouble than he would be worth. Considering that he's the richest duck in the world...
    • She also not much into Evil Gloating - when Black Arts Beagle tries to dramatically reveal their plan to the triplets, she constantly tells him to shut up.
  • Shadow Archetype: Arguably one to Scrooge, being the leader/matriarch of a Badass Family (well, of criminals).
  • Stout Strength: She knocks down a guard who's easily twice her size, easily crushes a plastic ball, and to stop Webby, who she was chasing, she jumps on the bridge in the play area, resulting in it flailing around wildly, indicating she's very strong in spite of seeming rather heavyset.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: She doesn't have a high opinion of her sons. And for good reason.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Underestimates Webby the first time that they clash.
  • Worthy Opponent: She sees Beakley, "McDuck's high-falutin' hooligan" as this, describing her as "strong, ruthless and unforgiving".
    • She isn't shy about her hatred of Beakley, but on the other hand she has nothing but praise for Scrooge's deceased butler Duckworth, even admitting she misses him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ma Beagle doesn't have a problem with harming Webby, Lena, or the triplets, but she draws the line at her boys kidnapping them, especially when the Beagle Boys get beaten by Donald and Mrs. Beakley.


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