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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 loses 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. This possibly changed by 'Glomtales' in Season 2, where she's more than willing to fight with her Femme Fatalons against Scrooge now that she no longer has any magic. She's interrupted before she gets the chance, although she does fare better in the aftermath melee vs Glomgold than most of the other villains did (which is perhaps more impressive than you'd think given that Glomgold beats Don Karnage in a sword fight during that skirmish).
  • 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.
    • Scrooge's final feud with her that sealed her in his dime for 10 years is mentioned to have taken place at Mt. Vesuvius (which is where she lives in other adaptations), which is in Italy, but that may just have been the site of their final battle and not an indication of Magica's nationality.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Child Hater: Not so much at first — she has no qualms attacking any of the McDuck kids, but doesn't seem to particularly hate them any more than her adult enemies. By Season 2, however, after working as a party magician at Funso's Funzone for an undisclosed period of time, she has apparently developed a habit of declaring magical war on children, especially those with birthdays.
  • 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".
  • De-Power: Loses her magic powers at the end of season one.
  • 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 usually treats her like any other villain, even if he does recognize how powerful she is. When Glomgold unites the villains in Glomtales, Scrooge and Louie assume Magica is the leader.
    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.
  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: You know you hit rock bottom when your current job is a party magician for kids, while your previous occupation was an all-powerful sorceress.
  • 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.
  • For the Evulz: She has absolutely no qualms about being evil not for the sake of getting stuff done, but simply because she enjoys being that way.
  • Green and Mean: She is initially shown to have green plumage in her full physical form. When her magic is lost, so is her green coloring and she turns white, but is still very mean.
  • 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.
  • Hellish Pupils: She has vertical slit-pupils like a cat, a snake, or a crocodile.
  • 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 mentioned in Adaptational Skimpiness, she wears a bit less on the top. She even takes a moment to show off upon regaining a physical form.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Magica's first in-person appearance in season 2, "Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" has her even more deranged and less composed than before, as she has become obsessed with getting her powers back through Lena and being reduced to hiding away in the woods surrounding Scrooge's home, coming across like a deranged vagrant than the fearsome enemy she once was. "GlomTales!" takes it even further when its shown that she's been reduced to taking up employment as a child's birthday entertainer at Funzo's to support herself financially.
  • 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.
    • She tells Lena they're family in "Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!", despite declaring otherwise in "The Shadow War!". Of course, it was a desperate attempt to win her over just so she can get her magic back
  • 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.
  • Informed Attribute: Ironically, her Arch-Enemy status with Scrooge is this. Despite the show and Magica herself stating that she's Scrooge's deadliest enemy, the character she comes into conflict the most with in the present day and would be more fitting of an Arch-Enemy relationship with is Webby, who goes up against Magica every time she appears and is always the one to hinder or at least try and stop her schemes, while Scrooge always has limited or even zero invovlement in Magica's episodes. Even Scrooge defeating Magica in the first season finale, the only time they've directly confronted each other face to face, had Webby play a pivotal role in the conflict by rescuing him. It's stated they fought each other often in the past until he finally sealed her away in his dime 15 years ago, but none of that is ever presented in any flashbacks to the audience.
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: It's an orchestral slowed-down version of the "Transylvania" stage theme from the DuckTales video game appropriately enough. It should be noted that it plays whenever she is shown to be a serious threat and it stops being used from the second season onwards after her Villain Decay.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: She says this word to word after the failure of Glomgold's plan to beat Scrooge at their bet by combining all the villains' fortunes.
    Magica: Let me get this straight. You stole ALL of our fortunes and then lost it ALL to a child?!
  • Light Is Not Good: She has white plumage after becoming powerless, but is still very much evil incarnate.
  • 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. Magica 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.
  • Magical Barefooter: She turns out to be this when she gets her body back, in contrast with her previous incarnations, who wore high heels.
  • 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.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After Glomgold double-crosses her along with the rest of the villains, she gives him a savage beating and clawing.
    Magica: You've made a powerful enemy! I have enough hate in my heart for two Scottish billionaires!
  • 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!
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite losing her powers, she still causes trouble in season 2, from almost driving Lena over the Despair Event Horizon, to effortlessly banishing Duckworth from McDuck Manor with a mystic talisman.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The final nail to the coffin that she is powerless? She uses technology to invade Lena's dreams instead of magic, which Louie points out.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In the second season intro, she takes Big Time Beagle's place during the lineup of villains near the end.
  • Punny Name: Her name sounds an awful lot like "magic spell", and ends up with all her magic dispelled.
    Scrooge: Way to dispel your own spell, De Spell!
  • 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. Although, The Bus Came Back in later episodes of Season 2, but still never confronted directly.
  • 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.
  • The Rival: Turns out Magica is a major rival with Glomgold over the title of Scrooge McDuck's archenemy.
  • 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.
  • Token Wizard: While significantly less powerful than her official debut, she was the only member on Glomgold's "family" with any powers in the form of what little magic she has left.
  • 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!!!
    • Continues this in her second appearance when Lena realizes she is completely powerless and loses fear of her, and she is left clawing at the kids through the manor's gates like a caged animal while having a ranting fit.
      Magica: I'll claw out your soul, grind your heart to dust beneath my heel, and rip my powers out from you with my bare teeth! You think you've won, but I am your FATE! I am the DARK FORCE at the core of all things! I AM MAGICA DE SPELL!! RRRAAAAAAAARRRR!!
  • Villain Cred: Magica happens to have the most respect amongst Scrooge's enemies more than Glomgold does.
  • 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. In Season 2 she finally hits rock bottom, openly being belittled by Lena, Webby, and the triplets. All she's got now is her Villain Cred.
  • 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 her 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. Later bumped up to five with Violet, and eventually balloons to all children period after an unspecificed time working as a children's entertainer.
  • 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!".

    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.
  • Allegorical Character: Lunaris embodies the two worst traits to be found in any leader: Paranoia and Imperialism. He sees the Earth only as a mass of potential enemies, and is obsessed with proving himself and his people superior to Earthlings. He eagerly inspires fear and anger in the Moonlanders, leads them into a pointless war, and would sooner sacrifice all his loyal followers than admit defeat.
  • And I Must Scream: "Moonvasion" ends with him trapped on his ship, apparently alone save for one of Glomgold's sharks.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He holds the highest military rank and a very formidable combatant.
  • 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.
  • Bald of Evil: He is bald underneath his helmet, as shown in his fight with Donald Duck.
  • 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.
    • Also shares Penumbra's Berserk Button of becoming enraged if someone says the Moon isn't a planet. Part of his plan in "Moonvasion" is to make the Earth orbit the Moon instead of the other way around.
  • 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.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: He uses "Aw, phooey!" twice. The first time to mock Donald for failing to stop his plans, and the second time used seriously as he realizes that he's stuck orbiting around the Earth.
  • The Caligula: His entire scheme is to make Earth orbit around the Moon just to show up his father.
  • 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, 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.
    • Compared to the generally Obviously Evil prior antagonists who often mistreat their henchmen, Lunaris puts on a much more benevolent front, and is more content in subtly manipulating people.
    • He is also the most malevolent antagonist of the series (even more malevolent than Magica) with no signs of redeeming qualities and will gladly sacrifice his own people, Lunaris is one of the most monstrous antagonists and rarely shows a comedic personality. He's also much more serious, which makes him far more focused, but also likely to ignore potential threats until it's too late, such as dismissing Glomgold's plan in the Season 2 finale as a distraction due to how stupid it is singlehandedly defeats his invasion.
    • His "lackeys" weren't magical beings bound by his will or willing criminals, but just naive citizens who thought he was looking out for them.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's been planning his invasion for years, possibly decades, and it shows in "Moonvasion", where he takes out Scrooge's best three weapons against him before Scrooge can even get to the Money Bin, just for starters. One of the main reasons that he fails is that he focused too much on Scrooge's allies and not his enemies like Glomgold.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He spent a long time, possibly decades, studying Scrooge, and as a result, he spends most of "Moonvasion!" two steps ahead of him, enough that Scrooge has hit a dead end with his plans for at least a few days. His failure ultimately ends up being because when going up against Glomgold's plan, he keeps trying to approach it from the perspective of Scrooge, thinking it's some elaborate ploy or distraction until Scrooge spells out that it isn't his plan, which singlehandedly upends Lunaris's invasion in minutes.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Lunaris is motivated by his father and the fear he felt from Earth, but when no masks are being held up, the only time he ever seems to speak of his father is in disdain. His entire motivation seems to stem purely from the feeling of inadequacy Earth gives him and the moon—enough so that he's willing to kill himself and countless members of his own race just to destroy Earth himself and ensure it "won't be a planet" anymore.
  • 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.
    • "Whatever Happened To Donald Duck" reveals that he's been planning an invasion of Earth since before Della even arrived.
  • Evil Laugh: He starts doing this as he has a breakdown over the failure of his plan to make the moon orbit around Earth and resorts to destroying the Earth instead. Doubles as Laughing Mad.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He is the second season's main antagonist, and comes with Lance Reddick's powerful baritone 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.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride. While he does accept enemies like Scrooge as Worthy Opponent enough to give a great deal of effort into countering, he dismisses others outside of those he deems equal to himself and so thus assumes that if he has a plan to counter Scrooge no one could conceivably have anything that could challenge his intellect. Notably, his defeat then ultimately comes about thanks to people he dismissed as pawns (Penumbra), prospective targets he didn't bother to pursue (Gladstone and Fethry), and people whose names he didn't even bother to learn (Glomgold).
  • Fate Worse than Death: When he realizes that he's now going to be trapped in the Earth's orbit and will be stuck rotating around it for eternity, he cries out "No! Not THAT!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He only pretended to be nice and reasonable, before his true nature was revealed. In the end, he stopped pretending.
  • Foil: To Louie. Just like the evil triplet, Lunaris uses underhanded tactics and quick thinking skills in order to manipulate others into following his schemes. He also puts alot of effort into "seeing all the angles" when creating his plans so that nothing can take him by surprise. The obvious difference is that Louie is a child who doesn't mean to hurt anyone with his get rich quick schemes while Lunaris has no issue with hurting anyone who would stand in the way of his world domination scheme.
    • Additionally, he's also one to Donald. Lunaris is calm and collected most of the time, and has apparently never forgiven his father for being scared of the earth, while Donald (and incidentally, later Louie and the other triplets) had a falling-out with Scrooge over blaming the latter's Thrill Seeker tendencies for losing Della but has since made up with him and has legendary anger issues.
    • Also with Penumbra. They're both dedicated warriors who've spent their lives fighting gold-eating moon monsters to protect their people, and both distrust Earthlings. However, while Penumbra is brash, hot-blooded, and abrasive but genuinely cares about her people, Lunaris is good at pretending to be a nice and reasonable defender but really doesn't care about anyone but himself. And while Penumbra is upfront about her hostility and distrust of Earthlings, she doesn't want to provoke a fight and is willing to live and let live, while Lunaris wants to invade and conquer Earth to "prove" he's not afraid of it like his father.
  • Foreshadowing: When Della first offers him a slap bracelet, Lunaris looks visibly uncomfortable and hesitates to slap it on his wrist. Penumbra soon loses patience and slaps it his wrist to get it over with. This demonstrates that under all his pretenses of courage and congeniality, Lunaris is fearful and distrustful of anything Earth-related, while Penumbra likes to confront the danger head-on. His closet fear is also what drives him to invade Earth to prove he's not afraid of it, while Penny's willingness to "confront the danger" leads to her realizing Della and the other Earthlings aren't a danger to the moon people, and switching sides.
    • After acting reasonable, friendly, and cordial to Della throughout his debut episode, Lunaris convinces Penumbra not to attack Della because "she may be of use to us" in a sinister tone. Hoo boy, did he have plans in place for Della!
  • Four-Star Badass: He's a General and badass enough to defeat an enraged Donald.
  • 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.
  • General Ripper: "Whatever Happened to Donald Duck" reveals him to be nearly obsessed with invading the Earth to the point where he doesn't care if his people get hurt. "Moonvasion!" takes that notion and runs with it when he decides to destroy the Earth with his people still on it.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: He enjoys deceiving and betraying anyone who trusts him for selfish reasons and will gladly cross the line.
  • Hypocrite: For all of his hatred of his father's cowardice, Lunaris himself heavily relies on fear tactics to get people to do what he wants, his entire invasion seems to boil down to wanting the "Earthers" to fear him (to the point of planning to destroy the planet once his plan starts to come apart, all but stating that it's one last bid to scare them), and his extensive planning against Scrooge suggests that, above all else, he fears losing against him.
    • He also despises his father for living in fear of Earth, and yet Lunaris lets his own closet fear of Earth drive him to invade it to "prove" he's not afraid of it like his father was. In other words, Lunaris lets his own fear and paranoia about Earth dictate his life as his father did, he just goes the opposite extreme route of trying to conquer it to neutralize its perceived threat rather than hide from it.
  • Ironic Hell: He tried to make the Earth orbit around the Moon. After his plan fails, his ship ends up orbiting as a second moon for the Earth, with him trapped inside of the ship possibly forever.
  • Knight of Cerebus: After he's revealed to be the main villain of Season 2, he significantly darkens the tone of the scenes he's in, and is rarely played for laughs.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He tried to force the Earth to orbit the Moon, and then outright destroy the planet. By the end, he's trapped alone on his ship as Earth's new second moon.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears golden clothing and pilots a ship made of gold and is the most selfish and dangerous villain of the series.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lunaris" simply means "of the Moon" in Latin.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Comes dangerously close to succeeding, and probably would have killed the triplets, Webby, Donald, Della, and Scrooge and destroyed the Earth if Penumbra hadn't performed a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Causes the rest of his people to have a Heel Realization when he tries to destroy the Earth with them still on-planet.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He does not mess around, his invasion being specifically geared to break Scrooge's will and cut off his allies long before he even arrives on Earth.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He portrays his invasion of the Earth to his people as them simply acting in self-preservation...except the "attack" on the moon was orchestrated by Lunaris himself, and his actions are driven more by a desire to surpass the Earth, as opposed to any concern for his people. Any illusions that he was acting for his peoples interests are swept aside when he attempts to destroy the Earth while all his people are still on it, purely so it "won't be a planet" anymore.
  • Pride: This is implied to be the true cause of why he wants to invade Earth. For all of his nationalistic rhetoric he's ultimately driven by the fact that he hates being seen as lesser in any way, even if it's only in his own mind. This is showcased by his desire to prove he can be better than others, such as his father or Scrooge.
  • Rage Quit: After his plan fails in the Season 2 finale, he decides to ram his ship into the Earth as one last ditch effort to destroy all of his enemies, which would doom not only him, but the other Lunarians.
  • 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!" The reasonable aspect gets demolished when we find out he is prepared to risk everything to invade Earth despite the fact that his people have no real battle experience and know next to nothing about Earth.
  • Sanity Slippage: Being made a fool in front of his enemy by what can only be described as the notions of a raving madman didn't do any favors for his mental health. How so? He ultimately chooses to crash his ship into Earth, unaware or uncaring towards the fact that he'll be destroying his people and himself!
  • Strong and Skilled: Lunaris is massive and physically stronger than Donald, Glomgold, and Scrooge in their individual fights. However, he is also a skilled enough combatant to defeat Donald, even after enraging him by threatening the lives of his family, and Scrooge is unable to land a direct hit against him despite his vast experience as a fighter.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: Lunaris, when his plot is foiled, decides to ram his own spaceship into Earth and blow it up as a final, suicidal effort to spite the heroes.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: His entire invasion of Earth can be seen as this, and is Played for Drama. Lunaris wants to "prove" that he's not a coward who lives in fear of Earth like his father was, yet just demonstrates to the audience that he's letting his fear of Earth drive his invasion.
  • Shadow Archetype: The season 2 finale sets him up as this to Louie. He represents what Louie would become if he continued to believe that manipulating others and "seeing every angle" is the only way to conquer fear.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His chest and arms are massive compared to the rest of his body.
  • Villain Has a Point: Prior to his villainous reveal, Lunaris makes an accurate point that Penumbra is jealous of Della's popularity with their people.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Suffers one in the second half of "Moonvasion!" It gets so bad, he decides to just ram his doomsday weapon into the Earth just so no one can call it a planet anymore!
    Lunaris: "After I blow up the Earth, then you won't be a planet!"
  • 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.
  • Wingding Eyes: Usually has the same pie-cut eyes as the rest of the cast; however they become rings with a black pupil during his Villainous Breakdown and it shows just how much he's lost it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As he reveals to Donald, he intends on killing the nephews in order to break the spirits of Scrooge and the other adults.
    Lunaris: Say goodbye to your precious Hubert, Dewford, and Llewelyn.

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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!"
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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.
  • Abusive Parent: Even though Sharkbomb is a dummy, the fact that he beat up and ripped him apart makes it clear he'd be a really horrible parent.
  • Accent Relapse: After he gets amnesia following Magica De Spell's attack on Duckburg, he reverts to his natural South African accent.
  • Accidental Hero: His "plan" to defeat Lunaris in the Season 2 finale was just so that he could get his company back, and humiliate Scrooge by having him dress as Santa Claus for good measure. His plan was so absurd that Lunaris assumed it must have been a cover for Scrooge's real plan and it distracts him long enough for his ship to get damaged.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: He is more Laughably Evil than any previous incarnation, with his hamminess and Complexity Addiction played up for laughs.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the comics and original cartoon, he was a rather crafty schemer, albeit never as much as Scrooge. He's a complete idiot here, from calling tails on a coin he provided that only has heads on it in "The Missing Links of Moonshire", to believing Scrooge died to a disease that Glomgold himself made up in "The 87 Cent Solution".
  • 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: His birth name in this version is Duke Baloney, which he changed to Flintheart Glomgold as part of his Scottish persona (though he never got around to changing it legally).
  • 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 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.
  • Always Someone Better: Seems to be a major part of his motivation in hating Scrooge.
    • He even has this among the other villains. He might be the richest of them all, but the others still consider Magica to be Scrooge's greatest enemy.
  • 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. While paired up with Sharkbomb, his "son" often insults him, and even lets go of the edge of the trapdoor to Doofus' "honey bin", seemingly just to spite him. This suggests that Glomgold may actually have some deep-seated self-loathing.
  • Amoral Afrikaner: Like the original Glomgold from the comics, he hails from South Africa. The Scottish accent is a fake.
  • And Call Him "George"!: His mistreatment of his sharks (stuffing them in too-small containers and putting them in parkas instead of inside the water) stems from misguided affection rather than malice.
  • Animal Motifs: Heavily associated with sharks, from several of his schemes involving them, to the name of his puppet son, Sharkbomb.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: He clearly doesn't like the idea of someone other than himself being considered Scrooge's greatest enemy, as evidenced by how insulted he sounds by Bouncer Beagle's claim that Magica de Spell is Scrooge's greatest enemy.
  • 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 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. On the other hand, he proves to be a massive Spanner in the Works against Lunaris's plan, allowing for his defeat.
  • 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; not to mention that his petty grievance with Scrooge is peanuts compared to General Lunaris.
  • 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). His claim later turns out to be entirely false, as he's actually South African.
  • Boisterous Weakling: He can unlike others who can back up their declarations, Glomgold is a loudmouthed moron who is extremely passionate about his goal to beat Scrooge but he lacks the ability to back up his big talk and often is treated like a boisterous madman who frequently fails at his sceams.
  • 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 seriously 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: The world really has it for him. Not that he didn't have it coming.
  • 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."
  • Catchphrase: "CURSE YOU, MCDUCK!" Often overlaps Mad Libs Catchphrase when there's something else to yell at, like his shadow-self or a gentle breeze or everyone.
  • 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. Scrooge even compliments him for "good planning" in deliberately hiring a relative of his that he can use as a hostage, which is something hard to picture happening later in the series.
    • 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.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Oooooh dear. Combine Magica De Spell, Mark Beaks, and Don Karnage, and they may chew about half the scenery, while Glomgold furiously gnaws on the other half. Then he will probably violently rob them of their share so that he can munch it all himself.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Any "deal" he makes with someone is for his own benefit, and he will betray any partner in order to get all the riches for himself.
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", he teamed up with Scrooge to get rid of Beaks, but planned to betray Scrooge and get rid of him too.
    • In "GlomTales!", he was planning to betray the supervillain "family" he had formed once they'd succeeded in getting rid of Scrooge.
  • 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.
  • Confusion Fu: Even his most simplistic plans still generally include pointless steps, excessive diversionary tactics, and sharks, for some reason. Notably, Glomgold's biggest weakness in his plans is also his biggest strength; when he's upfront about what he plans to do against someone like Scrooge, who knows exactly what kind of person he is, it's very easy to catch wind of what he's doing and put a stop to it. However, when Glomgold's target is someone who has no clue about what his plans are often like, such as Mark Beaks, who at least fell for his plan at the end of his debut episode, or General Lunaris, who couldn't have been defeated without his help, as well as people aren't even aware he has a hand in what happened, such as his plan to drive Scrooge to insanity in 'The 87 Cent Solution!', this is generally what his plans turn into, and he is extremely good at pulling them off, able to often do exactly what he wants to do and get away with it thanks to nobody being able to tell it's even a scheme with how all over the place his plans are... though usually he messes it up for himself with his Evil Gloating or his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder tendencies.
  • 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.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His hairbrained schemes come in handy when all of Scrooge's plans fail against Lunaris, with his parka-wearing sharks successfully stopping Lunaris's planetary engine.
  • 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 the point where he spends an entire year contest staring against 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.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: As season 2 illustrates, much to Owlson's frustration, part of the reason Glomgold's never managed to become richer than Scrooge is that his obsession with Evil Gloating and tendency to over-complicate things leads to him shooting himself in the foot.
  • 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.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Even Glomgold knows the moon isn't a planet.
  • 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").
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: In "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!", the Action News stock photo of Glomgold shows him gorging on fistfuls of prawns.
  • 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). More honestly, he does this in the Moonvasion finale, and doesn't betray Scrooge other than to trick Scrooge into giving him his company back.
  • 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 Loved Ones: He legitimately cares for the sharks in his plans, even giving them parkas so they won't get cold. He still mistreats them, but more out of short-sighted incompetence and over-affection, instead of malice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He hates Mark Beaks just as much as the heroes do, finding him annoying and rude. Which becomes ironic when he becomes hated by Beaks along with the rest of the villains in "GlomTales!"
    • Even he is disturbed by Doofus Drake's antics, to the point of covering the eyes of his puppet "son".
  • 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 Laugh: He does this almost always.
  • 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 round and an egotistical moron whose plans backfire more often than not.
  • Fatal Flaw: He proclaims proudly that ''I'm too stubborn to know when I'm hurt!" And almost all of his schemes revolve around going forward full steam without accounting for all the ways his plan could hurt himself. And his obsession with hurting Scrooge blinds him to how happy he would be as Duke Baloney instead of Glomgold.
  • 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 (given his numerous reactions and anguished shouts when he does get injured, it would probably be more accurate to say he's too stubborn to let pain slow him down).
  • 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.
  • Giftedly Bad: In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!", Glomgold treats Louie's advice of "just hit [the golfball] forward" as profound advice and the fact that the ball went forward, stayed on the course and he wasn't on fire as it being the best shot he ever took.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Once a year Glomgold and Scrooge put their deadly rivalry aside to compete in a friendly round of golf at Moorshire 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.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In "GlomTales!". He signed a contract, with Louie as his partner, in order to finally win the bet with Scrooge by pooling funds from the other villains. But, since he'd signed it with the false name "Flintheart Glomgold" rather than his birth name of "Duke Baloney", Louie points out that the contract is null and void, with all the money going to Louie instead.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very loud and very egotistical.
  • 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.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Many of his schemes are fueled by this.
  • 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 "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*
    • In "Moonvasion!":
      Glomgold: This is our last hope, people. If you all blindly follow my plan, we may have a chance... thanks to my ULTIMATE WEAPON! *evil laugh*
  • Line-of-Sight Name: His puppet son Sharkbomb seems to be named after things he'd keep around him in plentiful supply for his schemes.
  • 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?
    • In "GlomTales!". After his villain team turns on him for both losing their money and admitting he was going to betray them, Glomgold is forced off a cliff, and screams, "CURSE YOU, EVERYOOOOONE!"
  • 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.
    • The Season 2 SDCC trailer shows just how dangerous he can be when he forms his own Legion of Doom consisting of himself, Ma and the Beagle Boys, Mark Beaks, Magica, and Don Karnage.
  • 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.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: When recruiting his Legion of Doom, he objects to Don Karnage wanting to strike down their greatest enemy, calling dibs on being the one killing Scrooge. He calms down when he learns Karnage means Dewey Duck. He is not happy at all when he has to recruit Magica De Spell, and the two squabble when trying to take down their most hated enemy.
  • 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 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.
  • Redemption Promotion: In the Season 2 Finale, a hairbrained scheme to save the world from Lunaris actually works, albeit it needs some help from the appearance of Mitzi the giant krill and Gladstone's luck to finish.
  • 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.
    • Another example happens in the Season 2 finale, but it's ultimately Subverted: he concocts an elaborate (and REALLY stupid) scheme to take down Lunaris and save the Earth, but it appears that the entire thing was a ruse to steal his company back from Scrooge, humiliating him in the process. In actuality, the plan WAS genuine, as this turn of events leaves Lunaris so baffled he can't respond, allowing Glomgold and (a very annoyed) Scrooge to get the upper hand. It just so happens he got one over on Scrooge in the process. "Reason" usually isn't a factor where Glomgold is concerned, but in the end, he still saved the day, and managed to get revenge on Scrooge at the same time.
  • Saying Too Much:
    • In "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!", he openly admits that his plan is to take the money tree seeds from the vault even if the Von Drake family don't make a contract with him. This results in him getting thrown out of the building.
    • In "GlomTales!" After Louie tricks him into losing everything, Glomgold says aloud that he had been planning to dump his villain team and keep all the glory for himself, enraging them.
  • 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!
  • Spanner in the Works: A major one against Lunaris, as Lunaris only accounted for Scrooge's family and allies, not an Enemy Mine situation with his rivals or Flintheart's crazy scheme.
  • 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.
    • His convoluted scheme against General Lunaris caused the general to underestimate him and think he was a diversion for Scrooge's real plan. However, the plan does successfully distract Lunaris enough that the heroes were able to get Launchpad into the enemy bridge to sabotage things while his sharks caused critical damage to the ship elsewhere. And as a bonus, he got to humiliate Scrooge by sticking him into a Santa suit, get his company back, and be revered as a hero.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In "Moonvasion!", after foiling Lunaris's plan to make the Earth revolve around the moon and Scrooge tells him he wasn't prepared for the dumbest:
    Glomgold: And I am the dumbest there's ever been! (Evil Laugh) ...wait.
  • 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.
    Glomgold: I left Duke Baloney behind in South Africa! Long live Glomgold!
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In "Moonvasion!", his scheme to thwart the Moonlander invasion mostly succeeds and the public gives him recognition and thanks for it.
  • 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.

    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 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 is the mother of at least two dozen children (although it's ambiguous how many of them are her biological sons).
  • 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.
  • Given Name Reveal: Glomgold refers to her as "Catherine" in "Glomtales!". The two are surprisingly on a first-name basis with each other, given that she refers to him as Flintheart.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Will not stand for anyone scarring her boys for life — that's her job!
  • I Have No Son!: In "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", she cuts Big Time out of the Beagles due to being so fed up with his failures as criminal, Beagle, and son. She lets him back in at the end of the episode after he saves her and his brothers.
  • 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.
    • In "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", she voices her hatred toward Cornelius for defeating an entire army of "defenseless" Beagle Boys.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Past works have never revealed Ma Beagle's first name, but according to Glomgold in "GlomTales!", it's Katherine.
  • Nice Hat: Her yellow hat.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: It's hard to notice, but she notably lacks pie-eyes.
  • Only Sane Man: A double whammy!
    • Within the Beagles themselves, Ma Beagle is pretty much the only one with any real intelligence, leading to her quite often feeling Surrounded by Idiots.
    • She also fits this as part of the greater rogue's gallery; compared to the theatrical Magica De Spell, Cloud Cuckoolander Mark Beaks, and...whatever Glomgold is, Ma Beagle is the most rational and sane out of all them. Best exemplified during the Villain Team-Up, which she spends most of getting exasperated with the rest of the rogue's gallery.
  • Out of Focus: In season 2. Her only major appearance for a while was in "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" (and even then, she didn't show up until the final third of the episode). Averted as the season continued.
  • 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's 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.
    • She hates and resents Scrooge as much as Glomgold and Magica but unlike them knows how much trouble will follow if she messes with him so she keeps a wide distance. She'll only risk going against Scrooge if there's some kind of gain that she feels is worth facing him over. Otherwise, she keeps to the junkyard and has the Beagle Boys stick to much less risky villainy.
  • The Queenpin: As the matriarch of the Beagle Boys, she is at the top of organized crime in Duckburg.
  • 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 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.

    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.


  • Abusive Parents:
    • To B.O.Y.D., prior to his adoption by the Drakes. Mark only created his son to steal Doofus Drake's wealth and gave him a silent Death Glare when B.O.Y.D. apologized for bumping into someone. Plus, he shows zero concern or sadness when his son is broken through a Logic Bomb.
    • He was also the subject of abuse to a certain extent by his own parents, if his comments are to be believed. His father was a sports coach who considered him a loser for being physically weak, and his mother Emma Glamour is a big-name celebrity who never gave him enough attention.
  • 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; African grey parrots are a particularly intelligent species. Parrots are also known for mimicking sounds they hear around them, and Beaks often steals other people's ideas while giving them minor tweaks to fit his brand.
  • Arch-Enemy: Not to Scrooge mind you, but to Gizmoduck, who he's clashed with far more than with Scrooge, interested in using his technology to improve his social standing.
  • 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. Turns out his desire for attention and validation may stem from emotional damage brought by his parents, more notably his mother, who is a Caustic Critic.
  • 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.
    Mark Beaks Motivational Poster: Remeber... you're replaceable!
  • 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.
  • Creative Sterility: Most of what he makes isn’t original. Just improvised. Most notably, he didn’t create B.O.Y.D. He rummaged through tech garbage and found Gyro’s invention 2-BO, and renamed him, because he needed someone to pass off as his son at short notice.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He can be much more dangerous than he appears. Best shown in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandre Dee!", where he displays superhuman reflexes as he casually dances between multiple lasers firing at him.
  • 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.
  • Dirty Coward: In "GlomTales!", he drops to the floor and begs for mercy when faced with the possibility of fighting Launchpad, believing he was going to fight Gyro instead.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He is horrified by Doofus's actions, just like everyone else.
    • He ends up hating Glomgold for his failure as much as the other villains in "GlomTales!".
  • 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 not 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.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" has him call out "Coach Dad" when he catches a ball. Given how the reference is in refuting he's a loser, it implies his father viewed him as such for not being atheletic.
    • "Louie's Eleven!" meanwhile gives us a more noticeable one. Specifically, we discover that Emma Glamour, the harsh, demanding, snooty and ungrateful social media-based Caustic Critic who's Daisy's boss is his mother. Suddenly, the source of his Attention Whore attributes become alot centered as it's all but explicit that she treated her son with a similar sort of disdain.
  • 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.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Is fond of these, as evidenced by B.U.D.D.Y. and B.O.Y.D.
  • 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...
  • HULK MASH!-Up: In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", he transforms from a scrawny guy into a muscular giant wearing Magic Pants. Unlike the Hulk, he doesn't lose his intellect, though.
  • 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. Also subverted in "Louie's Eleven", where while he gets away with his sorta petty crime, he is stuck at a boring location, that of his mother's party.
  • 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. This desire for constant praise may come from the fact that his mother is a Caustic Critic of what's "in" and very likely treated her son the same way.
  • 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.
    • Some fans also connected him to Elon Musk and Bill Gates.
  • 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.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Louie's Eleven" reveals that his first name is actually Marcus, though the only person who calls him that is his mother Emma Glamour.
  • 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.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: He's clearly intelligent enough to make it as an inventor on his own, seen when he invented a Restraining Bolt for Gizmoduck, and would be able to become richer than Scrooge in a fraction of the time if he marketed his inventions legitimately instead of wasting them on schemes.
  • 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.
  • The Rival: Has one with Gyro, since he has a habit of pilfering his tech.
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", after he hulks out, he becomes a major threat with power and smarts on his side. However, Fenton exploits the fact Beaks is a narcissist in nature and so makes him try to use a smartphone to see a news headline of him wrecking havoc as a monster. Because of Beaks's then-huge fingers, he ends up destroying the phone. Cue Big "NO!" leading to his defeat.
  • 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. Not surprising given how his mother made a powerful cultural reputation off of it.
  • Social Media Before Reason: The whole essence of his character. 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.
    • He re-hires Falcon Graves, the same man who tried to kill him, as part of a secretative scheme to get the phone of a notoriously powerful blogger and uses it to generate a massive amount of hype and buzz. Graves is understandably angry though also shocked when he discovered that Emma Glamour, the target of the theft is also Mark's mother.
  • 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. However, his schemes have earned him enough Villain Cred among Scrooges Rogues Gallery for Glomgold to offer him membership in his Legion of Doom.
    • Going by the way he treats Falcon Graves in "Louie's Eleven" he also seems to think there's no hard feelings between them, despite the fact that Graves very obviously wants to kill him. He even calls him "Gravesy!"
  • 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.

    Goldie O'Gilt 
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Voiced By: Allison Janney

Scrooge's former lover and one of his current rivals. A self styled Con-artist, she's also an adventurer like he is, though with fewer scruples.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Her name was "Glittering Goldie" in the original series and comics. Here, it's "Goldie O'Gilt".
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Not as nice as her comic counterpart.
  • Affably Evil: Con-artist or not, you can't deny she's charming.
  • Age Lift: She is about as old as her comic book counterpart, but whereas that version of her had grey hair and was clearly around the same age as Scrooge, this version looks just a bit older than Donald.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Sometimes while insulting Scrooge, Goldie will slip into an exaggerated Scottish brogue.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in the final scene in the Season 2 two-parter finale 'Moonvasion!'.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder:
    • Despite the fact that she seems to genuinely love him, Goldie ends up backstabbing Scrooge twice; once in a flashback when she left him frozen in ice, and once again in the present day when she reveals that she's working with Glomgold. Then she ends up backstabbing Glomgold to take all the liquid gold for herself.
    • She also backstabbed Louie twice to get over $300 million in gift bags despite working together to win them in the first place.
  • Dating Catwoman: Scrooge and Goldie's interactions are similar to Batman and Catwoman's interactions.
  • Dope Slap: She slaps Louie on the back of the head when he introduces her as his grandma at Doofus's birthday party, so he has to amend it to "super-young aunt" instead.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She may grift, con, cheat, and steal from Scrooge at every possible opportunity she can, but does love him in her own In Love with the Mark sort-of-way, and the feeling is largely reciprocated by Scrooge. She also seems to have developed a bond with Louie, becoming something of a surrogate Cool Aunt and Evil Mentor when it comes to get-rich-quick schemes. She'll end up playing him like Scrooge, but also keeps a photo of him in her wallet right next to Scrooge's, and for someone who loves money as much as Goldie a place in her wallet says a great deal.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Unlike Glomgold and Scrooge's other enemies, Goldie — while readily tricking Scrooge and leaving him in dangerous situations — would never want him dead or seriously harmed. If she thinks he can't survive something, then she will step in and save him, as shown when she saves him from the falling rock fissures, and then from one of Glomgold's Death Traps. That said, her admittedly justified but extremely high faith in his abilities is such that she has left him in some quite dangerous circumstances. She is also appalled when Doofus uses Louie as a piñata for Boyd to whack.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Scrooge, although in her case it's more of being amoral that downright evil. The key difference is that Scrooge, tightwad that he is, is an honest duck. Goldie can't be trusted and will break any deal so she can keep the prize for herself.
  • Evil Mentor: She agrees to teach Louie the more sneaky and unscrupulous treasure-hunting methods Scrooge frowns on, if only because of how much it'll tick him off. Of course, being who she is, Louie gets in over his head under her tutelage, and he falls victim to her Chronic Backstabbing Disorder. They do have a good repartee with each other, though, with Goldie saving Louie's photo next to Scrooge's.
  • Femme Fatale: A kid-friendly version. She quickly switches between flirting with Scrooge to screwing him over several times.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite their past animosity, Goldie has nothing but charm for Scrooge. Only ever getting upset when Scrooge is being difficult.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Pushes Scrooge out of the way when a stalactite is about to destroy the rock bridge they're on, sending her falling into the molten gold. She survives, however.
    • Jumped in front of Boyd to shield Louie, although this turns out to be a Secret Test of Character from Doofus.
  • Honorary Aunt: Even though it was part of a con in "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!", Louie ended up seeing her as an aunt because of how similar they are and thought they had something special, but since she left him with nothing, Louie decides she's not worthy to be his aunt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's an overall selfish person who is always scheming so that she and she alone gets whatever treasure she's after. That said though she is never cruel or spiteful and would never actually let someone be harmed during her scheme, extremely inconvenienced sure, but not harmed.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Goldie O'Gilt (guilt). There does seem to be a lot of past regrets and guilt that Goldie and Scrooge bottle up inside themselves, no doubt concerning their stagnated romance.
    • In addition, "Gilt" refers to the practice of gilding — giving something an outer layer of gold over the less attractive interior. Certainly applicable to someone of Goldie's (lack of) principles.
    • An outer layer of gold? Hmmm... what does the statue of Goldie have after she falls into the boiling lagoon? A layer of gold.
  • The Nicknamer: If she really likes someone, she'll give them a nickname. Whether that be Scroogie or Sharpie.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She lacks the pie-eyes of the other characters, having visible green eyes instead.
  • Noodle Incident: At some point in her life, Goldie was trapped in a dimension where imps poked her body with tiny splinters while whispering her biggest failures and regrets in life. She considers that to be more bearable then being Doofus' new grandmother.
  • Offscreen Momentof Awesome: She tied up and trapped Webby and Betina in an armoire. And considering those two, it should really say something.
  • Old Flame: She and Scrooge met when they were young and hit it off, but they haven't seen each other in years.
  • Older Than She Looks: Over a hundred years old here, and doesn't look a day of it. Justified because she found a fountain of youth.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: A Lara Croft style Action Girl instead of the Gold Rush era Grand Dame that Barks created. Although as shown in "The Outlaw Buck Mc Duck", she's fully capable of being that, too.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Doofus tries to make her his new grandmother against her will.
  • Sticky Fingers: She has a habit of this and is known to be a pickpocket.
  • Villain of Another Story: Caused an uprising in a timeless demon-dimension that Scrooge had to stop, all to obtain a mystic bauble. Neither were aware of the other's involvement until later, however.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: She easily traps Louie inside a chest, but overall shows no desire to physically harm him. This sets her apart from a lot of the other antagonists who've got no qualms with trying to hurt or kill children when they get in their way. She's so horrified when Doofus Drake attempts to have Louie beaten to death, Goldie throws herself in front of Louie to protect him.
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Recurring Antagonists

    Gabby McStabberson 
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"I was raised by warrior monks who spoke only the language of the blade."
Voiced By: Jennifer Hale

An assassin henchwoman mercenary. She first appeared working for Glomgold in the pilot, then featured as a recurring extra in the series.


  • Action Girl: The only woman in Glomgold's team, and the most competent fighter out of them. Although not competent enough to defeat Webby.
  • Advertised Extra: She's shown among the Rogues Gallery in the opening and has a significant role in the pilot as one of Glomgold's henchmen, but after she's fired and betrayed by him she only makes minor appearances.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Glomgold betrays all of his minions, she's the one who asks Donald to let them hitch a ride out (even calling him Mr. Duck, after she's treated him like crap up to this point).
    Gabby: Mr. Duck! Could we...maybe...bum a ride with you?
  • Back for the Finale: She has a brief cameo in the Season 1 finale, in the process of being arrested by Mamá Cabrera when Magica DeSpell brings both their shadows to life.
    • She shows up in the 2nd season finale as one of the people Scrooge gathered to fight against the Moonlanders.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT make her miss. Donald almost found this out the hard way.
  • Canon Foreigner: One of the newly invented original characters for the show.
  • Cartoon Creature: She's some kind of bird, but has a mosaic of features resembling everything from a pigeon to an owl. When the creators were asked about her species, they answered "Is Grace Jones a type of bird?".
  • Combat Stilettos: She wears high-heel boots as part of her assassin outfit.
  • Dark Action Girl: An assassin for hire and would've killed Launchpad if not for Donald's intervention.
  • Faux Action Girl: Implied. According to Glomgold, she's the cheapest henchwoman he could find, and it shows as in a direct fight, an unarmed Webby easily defeats her. Although to be fair, Webby's been trained to defend herself by Beakley her whole life, and we also see Webby defeat Ma Beagle in a later episode, and Ma is hinted to be considerably more dangerous.
    • May not be the case, considering that she's seen using her swords to deflect the laser attacks of the Moonlanders in the 2nd season finale.
    • Further subverted in "Louie's Eleven!" where she puts up a pretty good fight against Webby.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She was one of the people who answered Scrooge's call for aid during the Moonvasion, and she is also among Falcon's team when he abducts Emma Glamour. She is essentially on whatever side she gets hired by.
  • Hero of Another Story: Occasionally alludes to a complex backstory involving being raised by warrior monks and a search for her birth family, with her mother's dagger her only clue.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: She has more human-like body proportions than any other bird characters, complete with an hourglass figure.
  • In the Hood: Her outfit consists of a hoodie that better emphasizes her aloofness.
  • Ironic Name: Her first name is "Gabby," a slang term for someone that "talks a lot." She's the strong silent type.
  • Knife Nut: Seen carrying a pair of knives. Spends a spare minute using a scimitar to carve a wooden knife.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is McStabberson. Guess what she does for a living?
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Parodied. Seriously, her last name is McStabberson.
  • Ninja: Appears to be one, fighting with sword and throwing knives.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is designed deliberately to resemble actress Grace Jones.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: She is quite busty, despite being a bird.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Hers is a Dagger which is so nice that Webby compliments her on it.
  • Professional Killer: Initially was to be a hired assassin for Glomgold, but ended up resorting to crime when Glomgold was foiled in the pilot.
  • Repetitive Name: Her last name is basically "son of Stabber's son."
    • So, basically, her ancestor that first bore the name was best known for being Stabber's grandson. Makes you wonder how amazing Stabber was that he managed to overshadow two successive generations.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of Glomgold's expedition crew to Atlantis.
  • The Un-Reveal: After Webby, backed in a corner, compliments her sharp dagger, Gabby suddenly starts reminiscing that it's the only thing connecting her to her parents, though before she can elaborate further, Webby strikes back.
  • Warrior Monk: Claims to be raised and train by a clan of them.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Had no problem harming Huey, Louie, or Webby. Ethically speaking, that is. From a practical standpoint, however, it didn't work out too well for her.

    Falcon Graves 
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A hired corporate saboteur with a very no-nonsense attitude.


  • Affably Evil: He introduces himself to Mark Beaks and explains what he's going to do in a very professional manner.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Since they are viewed as ruthless predators, falcons are commonly portrayed as villains in media, and he is no exception.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears an elegant suit, and easily beats up all the security guards at Waddle all by himself.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Is fully dressed, but doesn't wear shoes so his talons are visible.
  • Berserk Button: Does not like being hired under false pretenses.
  • The Bus Came Back: After appearing in early season 1, he didn't return until "Louie's Eleven!" in season 3.
  • Canon Foreigner: One of the many original characters introduced in this incarnation of the series.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He straight-up tells Mark Beaks that he is an industrial spy who wants to steal his Project Ta-Dah, instead of trying to get it in a cunning, manipulative way.
  • The Comically Serious: He has a serious no-nonsense attitude. And he spends most of his time around Mark Beaks, and it drives him up the wall.
  • Consummate Professional: Gives off this vibe. His only interest throughout the episode is to take Project Ta-Dah, and his annoyance stems from Mark Beaks' inability to take him seriously. When he learns that Beaks basically hired him to be a patsy, he decides that Beaks must die for the insult to his professional pride. After being driven back by Dewey and Huey, he opts to cut his losses and leaves.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. Following his fight with Dewey on top of the Waddle office tower, he opens the suitcase, loses his balance due to a lot of cash exploding in his face, and falls off the tower, but he's saved by one of the high-impact trampolines below. At this point he just gives up and leaves.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": His first name is Falcon. In fairness, though, this helps make his an Awesome Mc Coolname.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Walk into a tech company, beat up the security, kidnap the company head, and steal their top-secret project for a boss he's never met for reasons he's never told? Not a problem. Being a pawn to pull off a multi-million dollar con by way of serving as a convenient excuse to never release a product that didn't exist in the first place? Yeah, he's not happy about that.
  • Expy: Word of God is that he's largely based on Hans Gruber from Die Hard.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Falcons have four-toed feet like most birds, but he has three-toed feet.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: By the end of "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", after surviving a fall, he decides that the whole ordeal has been aggravating and just leaves.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His last name, Graves, indicates that he's willing to put people into their graves.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: His reaction to finding out that his client in "Louie's Eleven!" was, once again, Mark Beaks.
  • One-Man Army: Mark Beaks' security personnel can barely slow him down.
  • Rage Breaking Point: He gets very impatient with Mark Beaks over the course of "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", due to the fact Mark completely fails to take the hostage situation seriously. And when he finds out that "Project Ta-Dah!" was a scam, and that Beaks was the one who hired him to be a patsy, he gets so angry at the deception that he decides to just murder Beaks.
    "I do not like being lied to!"
    • Happens again in "Louie's Eleven" when he finds out Mark secretly hired him again, that Emma Glamour is Mark's mother, and that instead of corporate espionage the scheme is all about getting on an It List.
  • The Worf Effect: Goes down hard in his second appearence to show the power of an enraged Daisy Duck.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Says this when he discovers that "Project Ta-Dah!" is a scam and Mark Beaks hired him to be a patsy.
    • Has this reaction in "Louie's Eleven!" when he discovers that he was working for Mark Beaks again.

    Zeus 
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Voiced by: Michael Chiklis

King of the Greek gods as well as the god of hospitality. He despises Scrooge for showing him up repeatedly back when Scrooge, Donald and Della used to vacation on Ithaquack.


  • Abusive Father: He clearly shows no care about brainwashing his own son to attack Scrooge, Huey, and Louie. Later on, he kicks out Storkules for playing the lute.
  • Always Second Best: Zeus hates Scrooge because the last time he was on Ithaquack, he bested Zeus at nearly everything and made him look bad in front of the other gods.
  • Batman Gambit: The final challenge he sets up, stealing the Golden Fleece from a little girl, was really a ploy to kill the McDucks, because the little girl was a mind-controlling siren whom Zeus used to get Storkules to crush them.
  • Best Out of Infinity: When Scrooge and his family keep besting Storkules in various contests, Zeus keeps challenging them to more contests.
  • Cool Crown: He wears a crown made of golden leaves, indicating that he's the King of Gods.
  • Dirty Coward: Desperately wants to prove he's better than Scrooge but is too scared of losing to him to face him directly so he has Storkules and Scrooge's family compete in a series of games so he can bask in glory via proxy.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He drove everyone off of Ithaquack by keeping a lightning storm going for a full year because he kept getting outdone by Scrooge. He eventually considers full blown murder when the McDuck family keep winning against his son, most of which are accidental. He sends out a flock of harpies to the world just because he was annoyed by his son playing the lute, and he casts his son out for that too.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: He wears a white toga with golden accessories to accentuate that he's the king of gods.
  • Hypocrite: He openly identifies as the god of hospitality, but his fragile ego has led to him acting out in a manner that makes him out to be a very poor host. He banished Scrooge from Ithaquack for being better than him at his own party games, throwing a tantrum that chased off the rest of his guests, traps Scrooge and his family on the island until he finally beats him at something, he has his son do most of the work and even willing to have Huey and Dewey (who are children) killed by a mind-controlled Storkules as collateral damage, and when Della asks for shelter against the alien invasion in "Moonvasion!", he forbids the other gods from giving it to them.
  • Jerkass Gods: Much like in the original mythology, he is a petty and capricious deity with no regard for others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • For a "god of hospitality", Zeus is a remarkably poor sport. Even when Storkules is under the control of a Siren, and begging Zeus to end the madness, Zeus just shrugs and looks away.
    • In "Moonvasion", he outright refuses to fight back against the Moonlander invasion, or let Selene or Storkules help, just because he doesn't want to help Scrooge. They have to actually tie-him-up to keep him from interfering in the climax when Selene condemns General Lunaris and his spaceship to be Earth's second moon.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears a white toga with gold ornaments and is considered a being of divine status, but is still a petty jerkass like the original and is willing to brainwash his own son to attack the McDuck family.
  • Manchild: Perhaps exemplified in his exchange with Dewey in "The Golden Spear!" Try to tell which is the preteen kid.
    Dewey: Hey, Beardo! You, stink!
    Zeus: No! YOU do!
  • Never My Fault: He blames Scrooge for making him look bad and causing everyone to leave when in reality he drove them away when he got angry and caused a year long lightning storm.
  • Pet the Dog: Does throw a banquet for the McDuck family when Storkules reminds him about being the god of hospitality. While it winds up closer to a beach picnic, it winds up downright generous considering everything else he does during the episode.
  • The Resenter: He utterly despises Scrooge for besting him at everything.
  • Sacred Hospitality: He claims to be the Patron God of this, but in-practice...
  • Shock and Awe: Being the god of thunder, he has lightning-related powers, ranging from shooting lightning from his fingers to creating an entire lightning dome around the sports arena.
  • Sore Loser: The very reason why he has it in for Scrooge? He really hates losing to him.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has even bigger muscles than his son Storkules, but has scrawny duck-legs.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He declares war on Dewey and tries to blast him with lightning bolts just for becoming messenger of the gods.

    Doofus Drake 
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Voiced By: John Gemberling

The richest child in Duckburg, Doofus lives a life of privilege and wealth thanks to inheriting his grandmother's fortune. Unfortunately, his newfound wealth ended up corrupting him, turning him into a sociopathic Spoiled Brat.


  • Abusive Parents: Inverted. Doofus is the one who degrades his parents into acting more like his butler and maid rather than his own parents and makes them too scared of his wrath to stand up for themselves until B.O.Y.D. becomes their son.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original DuckTales, Doofus lived up to his name as a bumbling but still well meaning duck. Here, his wealth made him possessive and entitled.
  • Adaptational Wealth: The original Doofus was not particularly wealthy. In this show, he inherited a massive wealth from his deceased grandmother, becoming the "richest child in Duckburg", which turned him into a Spoiled Brat.
  • Allergic to Love: His reaction when B.O.Y.D. attempts to hug him is to recoil in terror and shout "No! It's attacking me with love!"
  • Alliterative Name: Doofus Drake.
  • Ax-Crazy: He isn't just spoiled rotten, he's batshit crazy and out of his mind.
  • Berserk Button: Don't damage his grandma's portrait, or he'll throw a tantrum.
  • Big Brother Bully: He is this towards Boyd when the latter gets adopted into the family.
  • Boisterous Weakling: In the third season episode "Astro B.O.Y.D" he is seen trying to destroy his mom's pearl necklace, but not being strong enough to do it. He attempts to make B.O.Y.D. do it instead.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: A child who is also a psycho.
  • Cain and Abel: Following Boyd's adoption into his family, he becomes the cruel and psychotic Cain to the sweet-natured Boyd's Abel.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: As well as completely out of his gourd, Doofus is plain weird.
  • Creepy Child: Trapping other kids in his mansion with magnetic bracelets with the intent of torturing them into being his Extreme Doormat friends? Yeah, this kid has issues.
  • Cringe Comedy: Him tormenting his parents and forcing them to do the most embarrassing things is equal parts hilarious and horrifying.
  • Decomposite Character: Most of his redeeming qualities such as having a Intergenerational Friendship with Launchpad were added onto Dewey.
  • The Dreaded: By "Treasure of the Found Lamp!", the boys are absolutely terrified at the thought of going near him again. Especially Louie. He tends to invoke this in a number of other characters. Mark Beaks, Glomgold, and Goldie O'Gilt all show varying degrees of horror at what Doofus is capable of, even though Beaks and Glomgold have repeatedly tried to murder people. It's telling Glomgold never considered recruiting Doofus into his Legion of Doom to take Scrooge's family down, despite Doofus's money and resources.
  • Drunk with Power: He Used to Be a Sweet Kid, but after he inherited his late grandmother's fortune, his newfound wealth corrupted him into the psychotic Spoiled Brat he is now.
  • Expy: Word of God is that Anthony Fremont, the antagonist of The Twilight Zone episode It's A Good Life, was a major influence on how they wrote Doofus Drake.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a Spoiled Brat that has enslaved his own parents, Doofus used to be very close to his late grandma; he'll snap at the mere thought of anyone damaging her portrait.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Louie. While Louie might be greedy and money obsessed, his time spent with a family gave him an appreciation for things other than material possessions, and a deeper respect for others the stunted Doofus lacks.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Doofus is far more ruthless and cold-blooded than Glomgold and Beaks combined. They’ve both attempted murder, and Glomgold is willing to maim and harm his own child if he had one, but Doofus goes for slow and agonizing torture to them (i.e. the Honey Bin). Kid prefers quality, not quantity.
  • Fat Bastard: He's just as overweight as in the original show, but rotten to the core.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's capable of being a polite host to his guests, but this quickly goes away if any of his buttons are pushed.
  • Financial Abuse: He's able to keep his parents under control through his vast wealth. When B.O.Y.D. steals half his inheritence, his parents regain their spines.
  • Foil: To Louie. Doofus is just as rich and spoiled as Louie wants to be — and is pretty much what Louie would become if he didn't love his family.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and is a sociopathic Creepy Child.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: What makes Doofus so dangerous is that the slightest offence sends him into a foaming-at-the-mouth rampage.
  • Hate Sink: Easily one of the most unpleasant characters in the show.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently an expert at playing the theremin.
  • In Name Only: Apart from his name and appearance, he has very little to do with the original Doofus Drake from DuckTales (1987), being a spoiled rich kid rather than a kindhearted but bumbling Junior Woodchuck.
  • It's All About Me: He's a spoiled little sadist who views every other person around him as a possible toy for him to play with. The only person he has any genuine emotion towards is his dead grandma.
  • Kick the Dog: He treats his parents less like parents and more like slaves for him to abuse, and he makes his general lack of respect for them clear regularly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!", he finally gets what he deserves when his fortune is split with Boyd and he loses his control over his parents, who promptly ground him.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Doofus is the wealthiest child in Duckburg, inheriting a massive fortune from his deceased grandmother. He's also completely friendless, treating his own parents as servants, and his idea of befriending Louie is turning him into a slave.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His first appearance in season 3, has him trying to manipulate B.O.Y.D. into destroying his mother's pearl necklace (because she discontinued his gravy baths).
  • Moral Myopia: He calls Louie a "foul child", even though he himself regularly torments others (especially his parents) for fun.
  • Noodle Implements: How he planned to torture Louie with the umbrella and bag of walnuts is probably better left unsaid.
  • Riches to Rags: Downplayed. B.O.Y.D. transferred half of Doofus' wealth to their parents' account so the Creepy Child couldn't use his money to bully his parents.
  • The Sociopath: Definitely. Doofus Drake is an unfeeling psychopath who will resort to unsavory methods of making people do what he wants, even if said methods involve torture.
  • Spoiled Brat: So much so that he made his parents his "staff," and tortures them on a regular basis to keep them docile.
  • Shadow Archetype: He serves as a lesson for Louie on how money could ruin a person if left unchecked.
  • Take Our Word for It: We're never actually shown what, specifically, he did to traumatize his parents into serving him but it must've been pretty bad. Mr. Drake especially lives in a constant state of terror at the idea Doofus might be slightly mad at him, while Mrs. Drake has pretty much resigned herself to living under her son's control.
    Mrs. Drake: We're dead inside.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Goldie initially saw him as a weirdo kid and not the psycho that he really is. She realizes this when it's too late.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was apparently a nice kid before he inherited his grandmother's fortune.

    Don Karnage 
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"Tis I who lead this fearsome crew
With dagger, swagger, derring-do
Handsome and fearsome and suave
[I'm] the famous Pirate Captain Don Karnage!"

Voiced By: Jaime Camil

The leader of a band of Sky Pirates and Captain of The Iron Vulture.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's much less rugged-looking than the original incarnation, and looks a bit more conventionally handsome.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While still a clever and potentially dangerous sky pirate and always have been a Butt-Monkey, Karnage is also played mainly for laughs. In his introductory episode Dewey easily gets his crew to mutiny over how Karnage treats them and the heroes easily see through his attempt at disguise. He only regains control because Dewey loses control of the crew himself. That said, he's more of a threat in his second appearance.
  • Bad Boss: He threatens his crew and when one of them questions the importance of his musical numbers, he throws him off the plane. However, he later claims he's so hard on them for their performances because he knows they can improve and do better, and that he'd have killed them by now if he didn't think they had it in them.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He is ridiculously hammy and narcissistic, and performs musical numbers and dances — but he can also act extremely ruthless, even to his own men.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: Can't help but compliment himself while disguised as a biologist the pirates plundered.
  • Confusion Fu: His primary tactic is to perform an over-the-top musical number, confusing his victims as his men steal their treasure.
  • Dashing Hispanic: A villainous version. He acts charming and is great with the sword. He also has his trademark Spanish accent.
  • Drama Queen: Bombastic and graceful, he's honestly more of a thespian than a pirate... if a very poor actor when trying for deception.
  • Dressed to Plunder: He wears a long coat and a hat and wields a cutlass fitting for a pirate captain.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is apparently disgusted at the thought of betraying family, as shown when Glomgold double-crosses him and the rest of the villains "after making a dramatic speech about family".
  • Evil Is Hammy: In keeping with his original incarnation.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has rather large canine teeth.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Dewey takes advantage of the whistle Karnage uses to signal the start of a musical number to create a distraction to escape.
  • Inexplicably Tailless: He had a tail in TaleSpin, but not in DuckTales.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He hogs the spotlight from his crew because they get so into their musical numbers that they forget to actually pirate (letting hostages escape and even forgetting to fly the plane).
  • Large Ham: And HOW. He is every bit as hammy as the original Don Karnage.
  • Laughably Evil: Between performing over-the-top musical numbers and putting on paper-thin disguises, he fits the bill.
  • Master of Disguise: He calls himself "The Master of Disguise in the skies", but his disguise is actually very unconvincing.
  • Musical Assassin: Or rather Musical Pirate. The MO of him and his crew is to sing and dance their way to a plane and plunder it while its crew is stunned by disbelief. Defied in "GlomTales!" when Glomgold's Legion of Doom denies him permission to sing, but he doesn't care as long as he can get his vengeance on Dewey.
  • Names to Run From Really Fast: Karnage. As in Carnage.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As hammy and bombastic as he is, he pushes one of his pirates out of his ship for speaking up to him. Later, he attempts to murder the heroes with his sword. Much later, Glomgold recruits him for his Legion of Doom, and his ship destroys McDuck Manor's defense system.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His botanist disguise consists of a white cloak he cut out from his parachute, and a caterpillar under his nose as a fake mustache. Scrooge and the triplets immediately see through it, although it fools Launchpad and one of the pirates. In his second appearance, he doesn't even bother to disguise himself at all like the other villains while infiltrating Funzo's.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He very directly tells his victims that he's going to rob them — in a pre-choreographed musical number that is so distracting and confusing that his victims can't think of defending themselves.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: He was a villain who first appeared in TaleSpin and was never a DuckTales villain given the separate shows (and, arguably, universes, though a few Crossovers had already led to the Duckburg cast encountering Cape Suzette characters). The rebooted Don Karnage on the other hand is an enemy of the main cast, especially Dewey, with not a mention of his "regular" archnemeses from Cape Suzette (though the city itself was mentioned in the pilot episode, showing that, Baloo or no Baloo, it does exist in this universe).
  • Savage Wolves: He's an anthropomorphic wolf and a vicious pirate captain.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's more concerned about his crew getting their choreographed dance moves right rather than plundering treasure.
  • Sky Pirate: He and his crew plunder the skies in their planes.
  • Villain Song: He enjoys performing these with his crew, though he hogs the spotlight.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Doesn't hesitate to try and kill Dewey, and swears revenge on him at the end of his debut episode. In fact, he joins Glomgold's Legion of Doom for the sole purpose of killing Dewey as revenge, and he tries to slice up the duckling with his sword during the battle with the Ducks.
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