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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!"
Click here to see him as a child 

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.
  • Accent Relapse: After he gets amnesia following Magica De Spell's attack on Duckburg, he reverts to his natural South African accent.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Flintheart Glomgold was not his birth name in this version, with Duke Baloney as his name of birth.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Zig-zagged; in the comics he was South African, in the old cartoon he was Scottish. Here he is a South African who pretends to be Scottish.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: This Glomgold Used to Be a Sweet Kid and only turned evil after believing Scrooge was only trying to rip him off; his amnesia regarding his Glomgold identity shows he would be a genuinely good person otherwise. In the comics he was rotten from the start, betraying Scrooge and leaving him for dead during their first meeting even after he'd saved his life.
  • 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 states his schemes are more often annoying rather than a legitimate threat, in part because usually Glomgold is the one who almost gets killed. That said he does occasionally have fairly good plans that come close to dooming Scrooge.
  • Age Lift: He met Scrooge when he was a child, when Scrooge was in later adulthood, meaning that this Glomgold is much younger than Scrooge.
  • Amoral Afrikaner: Like the original Glomgold from the comics, he hails from South Africa. The Scottish accent is a fake.
  • Always Someone Better: Seems to be a major part of his motivation in hating Scrooge.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: There are some heavy hints that something is just off with Glomgold. His Complexity Addiction, Disproportionate Retribution, and Feel No Pain traits are shown to have been present since childhood and "The Ballad Of Duke Baloney" shows these qualities beings played seriously, implying a genuine issue rather than personality quirks being the reason.
  • 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 them objects, he tells them that he doesn't care, because he got what he wanted.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: He is in between with his footwear but he has no footwear in his childhood.
  • Beard of Evil: As usual, he sports a big grey beard. It's actually fake. While living as Duke Baloney he grew a genuine dark black Seadog Beard, which is serendipitously struck by lightning and burnt off his face once he remembers that he's Glomgold. He then re-affixes his fake grey beard.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He claims to only ever be genuinely happy when Scrooge is unhappy, and Scrooge believes it would be an act of mercy for Glomgold to live the rest of his life with no memory of his villainous persona.
  • 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 Movie, with his plan to get to Atlantis and get the jewel before Scrooge driving the plot. However, he gets usurped by Magica de Spell, as Season 1 progresses. After Magica is defeated, he re-establishes himself as the Big Bad once more by making a wager that puts Scrooge's company and at risk, and he has to be beaten by the end of the year, only to get de-established by Lunaris being a larger threat than the bet.
  • 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, he also comes off as this again in "The 87 Cent Solution!" by ruining his own plan by his own incompetence.
  • 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 (though it's likely because there are no other Scottish billionaire ducks, as Scrooge is a trillionaire and Scotland is fairly small population wise).
  • 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.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his general incompetence and self-sabotaging tendencies he somehow keeps Glomgold Industries going to be a serious rival to McDuck Industries. Eventually it's Deconstructed in Season Two as his constant evil schemes are revealed to serious drain on the company and his shameless Card-Carrying Villain persona is a major PR headache — CFO Zan Owlson is the only one who manages to keep the company afloat and that is just barely.
  • 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!" And 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 first episode than as the overly convoluted planner in the series proper.
    • The same episode also portrayed him as extremely miserly, not even willing to hire anyone but "the best of the cheapest" to upstage and/or kill Scrooge. Later episodes portray him as ridiculously wasteful in pursuit of revenge, to the point his company recovers significantly when he's not around to siphon off its funds for such frivolities.
  • 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. "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" reveals he's been cooking up schemes like this since he was a little boy, including the entire Flintheart Glomgold persona being an elaborate lifelong scheme to best Scrooge for slighting him.
  • Composite Character: His original name (Duke Baloney) is a play on the Duke of Baloni, the comic book character who was the world's second-richest duck before Glomgold's debut.
  • 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.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Scrooge inadvertently created Flintheart Glomgold in a chance encounter with young Duke Baloney in South Africa. Scrooge suggesting Duke should maybe abandon his chronic Complexity Addiction and paying him a dime for a shoe shine (the same way Scrooge made the first of his money) come from a place of honesty and good intentions, but wind up simply incensing Duke and inspiring his lifelong revenge scheme against Scrooge just to show him his schemes aren't "half-cocked". Scrooge's involvement and culpability are so minor, it borders on parody, and one gets the feeling Glomgold would have inevitably held a similar grudge on someone.
  • Determinator: Glomgold is the perfect combination of too determined and too stupid to give up on any course of action, no matter how self-destructive. To there point where he spends an entire year screaming at a baby while frozen in time before he realizes the baby is in fact not messing with him and he has been trapped in a moment of frozen time by one of Gyro's rejected experiments.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Glomgold's first response to the slightest offence is a really creative form of murder. As a matter of fact, his entire life is an exercise in Disproportionate Retribution; His biblical vendetta against Scrooge McDuck is for shortchanging him a shoeshine as a kid - they cost a dollar, but Scrooge only gave him a dime, and then offhandedly mentioned being the richest duck in the world, making the stinginess sting more.
  • 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.
  • Dumb, but Diligent: While Scrooge tries to "work smarter, not harder", Glomgold just never stops, to the point of completely ignoring the pain he's constantly causing himself. He's not generally bested Scrooge, but has made (and wasted) billions regardless.
  • 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).
  • Entitled Bastard: Glomgold thinks he deserves the best, which explains why he stole Scrooge's money clip in retaliation for being given a dime for spat-shining job note . He regularly tries to kill Scrooge and company on a regular basis yet fully expects their help when things go south.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He hates Mark Beaks just as much as the heroes do, finding him annoying and rude.
  • 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.
      • To drive this point home, they have the exact same origin, but responded to it in ways that would come to define them. Both were shoeshines as children with dreams of becoming rich. Scrooge was given a dime by a duck who's shoes he shined, and took pride in earning something. Glomgold was given a dime by Scrooge after shining his shoes, and took offense, noting that shines cost a dollar (plus tip), and after Scrooge mentioned being the richest duck in the world to boot, Glomgold swore vengeance on him.
      • Scrooge earned his fortune through decades of hard work, by contrast Glomgold earned his fortune dishonestly. According to Word of God, the money clip he stole from Scrooge had $2 million in it and Glomgold used to start his empire to rival Scrooge's.
    • He is also this to Louie, both are people with get rich quick schemes, but unlike Louie, Glomgold resents Scrooge for being given less and never considers it a lesson, while Louie learn and develops about such a thing.
  • Evil Feels Good: He relishes being a ruthless Jerkass.
  • Evil Gloating: He is very fond of this, regularly mocking Scrooge whenever he thinks victory is near. Scrooge uses this against him in "The 87 Cent Solution", Faking the Dead in order to trick Glomgold into publically admitting that he was tormenting Scrooge in order to make it look like he was losing his mind.
  • 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 Is Petty: He's based his whole life and identity off of showing Scrooge after being shortchanged by him as a child.
  • 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.
  • Evil Virtues: If there's one thing Glomgold meets or even exceeds Scrooge at, it's resolve.
  • Fat Bastard: Glomgold's new design widens his girth by at least three times compared to his classic look.
  • Fat Idiot: He's quite rotund and an egotistical moron whose plans backfire more often than not.
  • 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.
  • Fauxreigner: Glomgold is South African by birth, but he developed the Scottish accent (and wears a tam o'shanter and a kilt) to outdo Scrooge in all aspects, including being a Scotsman.
  • Feel No Pain: In "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!", it is stated that Glomgold is "too stubborn to feel pain". Which explains how he can go through all sort of Amusing Injuries.
  • 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.
    • While Scrooge works on a "Work smarter, not harder." mentality, Glomgold seems to go with the opposite "work harder, not smarter.". Glomgold's determination to get what he wants by any means possible no matter what often leads him to undermining himself and his business.
    • Glomgold tends to let his penchant for complex plans overrun his judgement and motivations, while Scrooge would prefer the smartest, simplest way of doing things.
    • He's actually South African and his accent is entirely fake. Along with his beard.
  • 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.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" reveals that he was just a shoeshine boy who felt like he got cheated by Scrooge, and is now one of Scrooge's most significant enemies in the present day. Webby actually couldn't find anything on Glomgold when she looked for information on him before his arrival in Duckburg.
  • 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!" (with a few exceptions). He's usually 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 often 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.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": After suffering a head injury and getting amnesia, Glomgold becomes a fisherman with the name "Duke Baloney," which Louie finds incredibly fake-sounding. Turns out Duke Baloney is his real name; "Flintheart Glomgold" is the name he came up with for his Scottish persona.
  • 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".
  • I Reject Your Reality: No matter how many times Goldie tells him that they're not in a relationship, he refuses to accept it.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He's got very high pain tolerance, having spent much of Season 1 being bitten by snakes, shocked, among other various painful incidents. He's even shown in Season 2, as Duke Baloney, to snap his dislocated fingers back into place, with no reaction to it.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: He's a horrible person, and he knows it, and he loves being horrible.
  • 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 "Woo-oo!".
      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*
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": While the name "Flintheart Glomgold" has nothing indicating his species, his real first name is Duke, which is similar to "duck".
  • 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.
    • As revealed in "The Ballad of Duke Baloney", it's a Meaningful Rename.
    • Moreover, his true name "Duke Baloney" - To say something is "baloney" implies that it is fake, or misleading. And true to form, everything about "Flintheart Glomgold"'s life is a meticulously calculated ruse.
  • 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. In "Storkules in Duckburg!", Harpies are shown to steal the thing people love most. What do they try to steal from Glomgold? Glomgold 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!!!"
    • In "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!", he blames Scrooge for everything that has happened during their Chained Heat, which Scrooge calls him out on:
      Scrooge: You shackled us together! You poured gasoline into the fire with no sense of consequence! What was I supposed to do?
      Glomgold: Make me...not do that?
  • Nice Hat: A very, very Scottish tam o' shanter.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Glomgold is an idiot. But the fact that he's so single-minded in taking down Scrooge is what makes him a threat. Plus he can have a good plan every once in a while.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: He was just a young shoeshine boy in South Africa when Scrooge slighted him and he decided to dedicate his life to one-upping him. Glomgold is an adult himself now, but he's still younger than Scrooge, who was old even when they met and is much older.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: He is, as he himself boasts, the world's most beloved Scottish billionaire duck. (Only true because Scrooge is a trillionaire.)
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Issue #19 of the comic features him disguised as Scrooge. Since Glomgold is shorter and fatter than Scrooge, only Launchpad falls for it and even he eventually figures out Glomgold isn't Scrooge.
  • 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 both throwing parties and keeping McDuck Manor safe.
  • 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.
    • This isn't a coincidence. The entire identity of Flintheart Glomgold is based on one-upping Scrooge, up to and including faking being the same age and nationality as his nemesis.
  • The Power of Hate: A burning desire to beat Scrooge turned a spacey shoeshine into one of the richest people in the world.
  • Pride: In a completely different way then Scrooge. Scrooge's pride comes from reaping the rewards of years of hard work and assuming he knows best. According to Word of God, Glomgold' pride comes from entitlement.
    • 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.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Underneath his cruelty and detailed planning, Glomgold is little more than a brat who will bully anyone and anything to get what he wants. There's an explanation for this; Glomgold has emotionally stunted himself at the age when he swore revenge on Scrooge for giving him a dime as an Innocently Insensitive gesture of encouragement as a child.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He gave up his life, his name, and his very identity in pursuit of revenge against Scrooge. Aside from his company (which hasn't made him richer than Scrooge), he has very little to actually show for it, yet he keeps trying anyway. Scrooge actually points this out to him in "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!", stating that Glomgold gave up any chance to be happy in favor of revenge. Glomgold stubbornly retorts that he can only be happy if Scrooge is unhappy.
  • 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.
  • Seadog Beard: He grows one in "The Ballad of Duke Baloney", while working as a fisherman.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!", his recollection of meeting Goldie depicts him as taller and much more handsome than he actually is. He also claims he and Goldie fell in Love at First Sight. Goldie is quick to point out that it didn't happen like that.
  • 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!
  • Sticky Fingers: He started his empire by pickpocketing a money clip of Scrooge's that had $2 million according to Word of God.
  • The Sociopath: While Glomgold comes off initially as an affable and caring businessman to his employees, it becomes clear that he values no one except himself and will resort to anything from trying to kill the Nephews and Webby, to leaving his henchmen to die in Atlantis as it collapses, in order to claim Scrooge's place as the World's Richest Duck.
  • Taken for Granite: He is briefly turned to stone by enchanted mists in "The Missing Links of Moorshire". He is later restored to normal... but only above the waist.
  • Team Rocket Wins: While all of his schemes, even the few legitimately good ones, end in failure, he does successfully take some of Scrooge's wealth for himself in "Jaw$" 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.
  • That Man Is Dead: Duke Baloney first met Scrooge in South Africa as a shoeshine boy. When Scrooge paid him a dime in an attempt to recreate his own origin, he felt shortchanged and cheated, and created the character of "Flintheart Glomgold" to get back at him.
  • Tragic Villain: In The Ballad Of Duke Baloney, he was shown to be a hardworking and eager young mind as a child, and had Scrooge paid the full price of his shoeshine rather than try to inspire young Duke Baloney the same way his first dime inspired himself, Baloney probably would have become a very successful person in his own right (although Word of God disputes this saying young Duke never had it in him to be another Scrooge). After gaining amnesia and reverting back to his old identity, he, as Scrooge says so himself, becomes a much happier person, cementing the fact that his rivalry with Scrooge has made him incredibly miserable. He becomes even more sympathetic when he is robbed of a much happier life after he gains his memory and hatred of Scrooge back.
  • Unfortunate Names: His birth name is Duke Baloney.
  • 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.
    • Turns out even Scrooge didn't realize exactly who Glomgold is; the shoeshine boy he once tried to inspire hope and self reliance instead turned into one of his most obsessive enemies. It gets even worse when Scrooge realizes that Glomgold had bested him once; when Glomgold was a child.
  • 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 Ball: In "The 87 Cent Solution!", He has no problem believing Scrooge has died from a sickness he made up.
  • 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 can still be 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 miserly 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)! Subverted when it's revealed that he's actually South African rather than Scottish. It's just a part of his continual attempt to compete with Scrooge.
  • 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.
    • He also views Scrooge's butler, Duckworth, this way. In "McMystery at McDuck McManor", he outright states that he never would have gotten close enough to even try harming Scrooge on Duckworth's watch.
  • 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.
  • Young Conqueror: He's much younger than Scrooge and he's already the "second-richest duck in the world" when Scrooge has artificially extended his lifespan by exposure to magic to amass his fortune and unlike Glomgold, never resorted to criminal means. Should Glomgold live as long as Scrooge at his current rate, he might stand to exceed Scrooge's fortune.
  • Younger Than They Look: Glomgold intentionally makes himself look older than he actually is, apparently just to match Scrooge. He is young enough that when his real facial hair is allowed to grow in, it's solid black. He also hunches over rather than having a healthy posture.
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    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 bitterest adversaries due to having a mysterious blood feud with Clan McDuck.


  • Abusive Parent: "Jaw$!" confirms she's one to Lena. Besides not caring about her niece's safety, it's made abundantly clear that Lena can't walk away because Magica's power is keeping Lena imprisoned. Then it's revealed that while Magica could be considered Lena's Truly Single Parent, given Lena's status as her Living Shadow, Magica doesn't care about her, or even consider Lena to be a person.
  • Achilles' Heel: Magica has two:
    • Her power seems to have some reliance/connection to the Scrooge's #1 Dime. 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 power completely.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Zigzagged. Even judging by her shadow, she has a taller and more slender figure, along with a Hotter and Sexier outfit compared to her original dress from the comics and 1987 cartoon. But while her figure and outfit does look more attractive than her original design, she initially has sickly green feathers and 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 Scrooge's number one dime to use it in a spell that would (Depending on the Writer) grant her the same luck and fortune that Scrooge has, give her a Midas Touch, or just boost her magical powers. In the 2017 Continuum, she now wants it as part of a "blood feud" with Clan McDuck, stealing the token of the last McDuck'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: In the original series, Magica 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. In the 2017 version, she has magic that's powerful enough to threaten all of Duckburg. Zig-Zagged after her defeat in the Season Finale, where it is revealed that she is still relying on magical artifacts: the Sumerian Amulet on her staff. Breaking it 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 Wimp: Without magic, she's not very dangerous when in melee range. In the comics she could enter a fistfight with Donald and draw.
  • Adaptational Nationality:
    • Catherine Tate uses her natural British accent, while the original Carl Barks comics gave Magica's nationality as Italian (Barks based her look on Sophia Loren). 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 McDucks 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.
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: Compared to her comic and cartoon appearance, Magica wears a dress which is showy at the top with no sleeves.
  • Arch-Enemy: One of many Scrooge has, although she seems to be the most dangerous and most personal one due to having a "mysterious, ancient grudge against Clan McDuck".
  • 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.
  • 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 trick. She's almost childishly obsessed with evil and darkness, and does things For the Evulz even when they would provide no benefit.
  • 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 sapient 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 spend most of Season One as a Living Shadow identified as a prison for her soul; her true form isn't revealed until "The Shadow War".
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Unlike her other versions who wore high heels, this version is barefooted like most other ducks in the series. She usually wears a dress that covers her feet anyway.
  • 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!"
  • The Dreaded: The most feared member of Scrooge's Rogues Gallery. Though, Scrooge himself treats her like any other villain, even if he does recognize how powerful she is.
    Donald: This isn't an adventure! This is Magica de Spell!
  • 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. This ends up giving a good idea on how ruthless Magica 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 Matriarch: Magica created Lena out of her own shadow, meaning that for all intents and purposes, she is Lena's mother.
  • 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, Magica seems to just be able to stop Lena in her tracks. 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 engaged in a centuries long blood feud. Magica's main goal after regaining her corporal form is to "end the line of Clan McDuck".
  • Final Boss: She is the main antagonist of the show’s Season One finale, and thus the last villain faced in the season.
  • Foil: To Scrooge. Both of them are experienced adventurers who are well versed in the world of magic and are known to collect special artifacts during their quests. But while Scrooge is more sensible with the artifacts and knowledge he gains, Magica intends to use them as a means of obtaining power.
  • Hate Sink: She is, by far, the most loathsome antagonist of the first season. While she has a hammy personality and comedic quirks, Magica is presented as an emotionally abusive aunt to Lena. Later episodes reveal that Magica has some control over her, making it impossible for her to escape her influence, which reaches a low blow in "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!". When Lena is about to reveal her connection to Magica, she forcefully takes over Lena's body. In the Season 1 finale, after regaining her true form, she traps Lena inside her shadow, only for her to escape. But when she fights back, Magica seemingly kills Lena with her staff, all while showing zero remorse. This is made abundantly clear that Magica doesn't value Lena's well being, even willing to let her be killed if it means getting her hands on Scrooge's number one dime. Despite her supernatural qualities, Magica herself is painted as a realistic take on an abusive caretaker.
  • 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: As mention in Adaptational Skimpiness, she wears a bit less on the top and 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 triplets, beaten by Webby, abandoned by Lena, humiliated by Scrooge, her staff gets broken, she loses all her magic, Launchpad crushes her falling from the sky, and she botches up her dramatic exit.
  • Hypocrite: Chides Lena in "Jaw$" for caring more about her own friends, then in "The Shadow War" reveals she doesn't even consider Lena a person, let alone her family.
  • 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!: In the Season 1 finale, Magica mocks Lena for 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.
    Lena: Get away from my best friend, Aunt Magica!
    Webby: Lena?
    Magica: "Aunt?" You're even worse than her. You aren't my family! You are nothing!
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Magica is voiced by Catherine Tate, who you might remember as Donna Noble from Doctor Who. Donna was the best friend of the Tenth Doctor... played by David Tennant, voice of Scrooge McDuck, Magica's sworn arch-nemesis.
  • 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. Even if she can't directly hurt anyone at first, Magica's ruthlessness and drive to be bad make her very effective indeed. 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.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Even more so than her comic-book counterpart. She's an ambitious, cunning sorceress in a black dress and has great magical powers; she can levitate, shoot magical bolts, create explosions, and control other people's shadows.
  • 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 hiding in Lena's shadow. She can also take over her niece's shadow entirely in order to talk to her without being summoned.
    • Late in the series, after being 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 directly control the movements of Lena, though Magica can restrict Lena's movements as if she has Lena on a leash. Mgaica doesn't show up until the lights of the train turn on, and Lena simply moving into the darkness temporarily gets rid of Magica. 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.
  • Mythology Gag: Ends up devoid of magic and throws a smoke bomb to get out. In her early appearances in the comics she relied on quick disguises, hypnosis and smoke bombs, only later she started to use 'real' magic.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Although the McDuck-Duck family had a falling out the previous episode, in "The Shadow War!", she forces 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 HYGIENE CAN WAIT!
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In the second season intro, she takes Big Time Beagle's place during the lineup of villains near the end.
  • Put on a Bus: She's been in hiding since "The Shadow War". Her absence is acknowledged in "The 87 Cent Solution" where Gizmoduck is able to give Scrooge the whereabouts of all his other enemies, except Magica.
  • Red Baron: Her monikers include "the Shadow Queen" and "the Sorceress of the Shadows", along with "the Dark Shadow Lying in Wait".
  • 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. Late in Season 1, it's revealed that 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.
  • Villain Respect: Has this in spades for Scrooge, despite loathing his existence. Much of her plan against Scrooge centers around a biblical "final clash" between the two of them, hence why she doesn't simply have Lena murder Scrooge in his sleep. This ultimately leads to her motivating Scrooge out of a Heroic BSoD in the season one finale, so she can defeat him on equal terms, rather than at his lowest.
  • 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.
  • Wrecked Weapon: While the orb in her staff was cracked by Donald, it was not fully destroyed, and it's still functioning, and has merged with Lena, as we see in "Friendship Hates Magic!".

    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: Subverted. 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, 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), 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.
  • Clock King: His laid-back veneer is briefly peeled away when he receives his customary 2:15 coffee at 2:14.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • His impatience and impulsiveness also regularly backfire on him. In "Who is Gizmoduck?", He stole the Gizmoduck suit and immediately went to show it off, without taking the time to learn how to use it, resulting in him losing control of it. And in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", he takes more doses of the nanotech serum than necessary, simply because he was bored of waiting for Gandra to trick Fenton out of the activation code, resulting in him becoming a musclebound brute who breaks his phone due to being unable to control his new strength (which leads to him going on a rampage and suffering a very public defeat).
  • 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' presence was part of Beaks' 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.
      • Although it can be argued that he's sharper than the sharpies considering how he uses underhanded tactics and is able to manipulate social media to maintain his popularity.
    • 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.
  • Freudian Excuse: One of his lines in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" implies that his father (a coach) called him a loser for not being athletic.
  • 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 and hapless buffoonery.
  • Furry Reminder: He uses his parrot feet to grasp on his hoverboard, similarly to a parrot perch.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His motivation in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" He is deeply jealous of all the attention Gizmoduck is getting, and wants to get more for himself.
  • 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: He starts out at this. In his first few appearances, the worst things he does 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 McManor!", asking how Scrooge can even consider Beaks a nemesis. However, in later episodes he becomes a Not-So-Harmless Villain.
  • 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.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Heavily implied by the following line spoken in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!":
    Mark Beaks: Wow, I never actually caught a ball before! Well, who's the loser now, Coach Dad!
  • Karma Houdini: Has yet to face significant punishment for his actions. This is finally averted in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", where he is made to face punishment for all the damage he caused during his rampage.
  • 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.
  • Lean and Mean: He's taller and slimmer than most characters in the show.
  • 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? One, his company name "Waddle" may be a pun on "Apple", the company of Jobs. Two, 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. Three, there's also the fact that both Jobs and Beaks are great inventors but tend to take credit for the work other people do. And with the latest Gizmoduck episode, both Apple and Waddle are obsessed with peripheral technology: only Apple mice will run on an Apple computer and only Waddle customers could use Gizmoduck's app.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he starts out as a pathetic Harmless Villain, he becomes more of a threat in episodes like "Who Is Gizmoduck?!" where he gives Gizmoduck a Restraining Bolt to only help those with the app, then steals the hero's robotic suit to take credit for those earlier deeds, and "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" where he effortlessly disarms Scrooge's security system, and then turns into a rampaging giant.
  • 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.
  • One-Winged Angel: In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", he drinks too many of the nanite serums that are supposed to give him Super Strength, so he temporarily turns into a muscular giant resembling The Incredible Hulk.
  • 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 in a cartoon is Professor Pericles.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Dewey. Beaks represents what Dewey could become if he took "fake it till you make it" too far.
  • 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.
  • Social Media Before Reason: During his introductory episode, he keeps posting on social media even after he's been kidnapped by an assassin. He even jumps off of the top of his building to save his phone, posting #YOLO as he falls. Luck for him, a trampoline breaks his fall.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Friendship: According to "McMystery at McDuck McManor", he seems to think he has this with Glomgold. It's very much not reciprocated.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Has a successful business, a large online presence and tons of followers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As Mega Beaks, he kidnaps Huey and Webby just so he would gain attention as a monster.

    Ma Beagle 
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"How did someone so brilliant raise such morons?"
Voiced By: Margo Martindale

The Beagle family matriarch and crime lord of Duckburg, who lives in the junkyard.


  • Abusive Parents: Played for Laughs (mostly). She constantly belittles and insults her sons; she also makes them all sleep outside in the junkyard while she gets to live in a trailer. When she believes she has a wish-granting genie at her service, her first wish is "better kids".
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh, for cryin' out loud!" when she's upset or annoyed.
  • Closer to Earth: Of the major antagonists listed here, Ma Beagle is clearly the sanest and smartest of Scrooge's biggest enemies, compared to the psychosis and pettiness shared between Glomgold, Magica, and Beaks.
  • 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' tray in her face, for what seems to be no reason.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "Treasure of the Found Lamp!". After learning that the lamp she worked so hard to get didn't contain a wish-granting genie, she decided to destroy it out of spite rather than let its rightful owner reclaim it.
  • Evil Matriarch: The mother of all the Beagle Boys, 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.
  • Foil: To Scrooge since both of them are the main figureheads of their respective badass families. But while Scrooge actually cares about his family and encourages them to make noble and meaningful deeds, Ma belittles and abuses her kids and pushes them to be master criminals such as herself.
  • 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 McManor!", 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.
  • Out of Focus: In season 2. Her only major appearance so far was in "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" (and even then, she didn't show up until the final third of the episode).
  • 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 McManor], 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 (though more out of pragmatism than any moral objection), especially when the Beagle Boys get beaten by Donald and Mrs. Beakley.

    General Lunaris 
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"WE ARE THE MIGHTY! WE ARE THE MOON!"
Voiced by: Lance Reddick

The leader of the planet Moon who has a dark, ulterior agenda behind his peaceful persona.


  • Alien Invasion: He wants to initiate one, to conquer Earth.
  • Bait the Dog: He seems like a nice guy in contrast to the hostile Penumbra and even offers to let Della make a home among his people when she's given up hope of going home. As we later learn, his kindness is a facade and the seemingly benevolent decision to bring Della to his city was always so that he could manipulate her into helping him launch an invasion of Earth.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed, but the notion of being motivated by fear gets him riled. There's a certain tone in his voice when he talks about his father's fear of Earth, and Penumbra asking if his actions are due to fear of an Earthling attack causes him to break his usual calm manner and snap angrily at her.
  • Big Bad: Of Season Two. Ever since he meets Della, he is working toward a plan to invade Earth.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems to be a Nice Guy compared to Penumbra. In reality, he is much worse.
  • Canon Foreigner: Much like Mark Beaks, he's a major antagonist who wasn't part of the original Ducktales series or comics.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
    • Lunaris isn't set up as a thematic foil to Scrooge McDuck or the other heroes, unlike the main villains before him.
    • Lunaris is an alien invader rather than an industry billionaire (ala Glomgold or Mark Beaks), a professional criminal (Ma Beagle) or sorcerer (Magica De Spell).
    • He's an original villain created for the reboot like Mark Beaks, albeit with a more major role in the grand scheme of the series, whereas Magica and Glomgold have established counterparts from the comics and previous cartoon.
  • Evil All Along: In his first two appearances he seems to be a Reasonable Authority Figure. The ending of "The Golden Spear!" reveals that he was planning to invade Earth all along, manipulating both Della and the Moonlanders.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He is the second season's main antagonist, and comes with Lance Reddick's powerful bass voice.
  • False Friend: Befriends Della under the pretense of gaining the knowledge of rocket science from her and then manipulating a situation to rally his people against her so he can lead an assault on the Earth.
  • Freudian Excuse: His father lived in fear of Earth and made the rest of his people live in hiding as a result. Lunaris wants to invade Earth to prove that there is nothing to fear and that he is not the coward his father was.
  • The Greys: He has dull, dark green skin and three-fingered hands, and he is bug-eyed and noseless. However, atypically for the trope, he wears clothes and is also significantly taller than Della Duck.
  • Lunarians: He is a native to the moon.
  • Manipulative Bastard: From the moment he meets Della and sees what her situation is, he masterminds a plan to invade Earth that plays off of Della, Penumbra, and the rest of his peoples' emotions.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's higher-ranking than Penumbra and is much more level-headed and friendlier. Although his smirk at the ending of "What Ever Happened To Della Duck?!" implies that he might have a more sinister agenda, which is confirmed in "The Golden Spear!"
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His chest and arms are massive compared to the rest of his body.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He is bare-chested apart from a strap connecting his golden cape and his shorts.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not only is he tied to the main plot of the series' most prominent Walking Spoiler (Della), but his being Evil All Along isn't revealed until his second appearance.


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