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The Beagle Boys

    As a Group 
Voiced by: Eric Bauza

A family of criminals who are after Scrooge's money.


  • Adaptational Villainy: While still bungling and comical, this version of the Beagle Boys also show a much bigger inclination toward violence than previous ones, including toward children.
  • All in the Manual: A majority of the Beagle Boys who speak don't have their names spoken onscreen. Rather, they're stated in the end credits as can best be attributed.
  • Alliterative Name: The gang is called the Beagle Boys, and all of them have a name that starts with B.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: This is a recurring motif throughout the various Beagle Boy groups; one member will be fairly small, one will be quite skinny, and one will be very burly. There are exceptions though, such as the Longboard Taquitos who all have athletic builds.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Most Beagle Boys sport a capital B somewhere on their clothes (opposed to the prison numbers they have in the comics and the 1987 show).
  • Dogfaces: Slightly more dog-like than in previous incarnations, with more elongated snouts and pointy canines.
  • Domino Mask: Part of the outfit of most Beagles, which they never take off.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Ma's a horrible parent and all of them have been verbally and emotionally abused, so none of them are well-adjusted. The brothers constantly fight with each other, and are willing to stab each other in the back if they think it'll get them Ma's love.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: All of them agree that they love their mother.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Ma Beagle often joins her boys in crimes.
  • Family Theme Naming: All of them have names that start with B.
  • Fangs Are Evil: A family trait. All of them have one prominent fang, mostly visible when they speak, but Big Time's sticks out of his mouth even when closed.
  • Feuding Families: They have been long time enemies of those in the bloodline of the McDuck Clan, Duck and Coot families.
  • Furry Reminder: Being dogs, their primary hideout is in a junkyard as if they were a pack of strays.
  • Gang of Hats: They have numerous variations with their own gimmicks, such as the basic "original classic" Beagle Boys, ones with a campy soldier gimmick, Monster Clowns, Totally Radical sports Beagles, and three French stereotypes.
  • Geodesic Cast: The Boys are, for the most part, divided into numerous three-man cells, each roughly following a Big, Thin, Short Trio formula.
  • Informed Attribute: Webby claims in "Daytrip of Doom" the Beagle Boys try to break into the Mansion all the time, yet we never see this onscreen in the present day. The closest we get to it is Ma Beagle and Blackarts Beagle infiltrating Scrooge's birthday party.
  • It's Personal: Why do they hate Scrooge so much? For stealing the town deed from Grandpa Beagle.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: There are at least two dozen of them showing up for Ma Beagle's birthday.
  • Nice Hat: Many of them wear some kind of headgear, usually green hats.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the rest of the Rogues Gallery, the Beagle Boys keep their distance from Scrooge (Bigtime's obsession with kidnapping notwithstanding) more concerned with bank robberies rather than trying to raid the mansion or the Money Bin which they usually do in the comics or the 1987 show.
  • Rule of Three: There are Beagle Boys who are divided into different cliques with each of them having three members.
  • Siblings in Crime: They are all the children of Ma Beagle.
  • Stealth Pun: Their base of operation, shown in "The Beagle Boy Birthday Massacre!", is a rundown scrap yard, making them junkyard dogs.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: While they may vary in size, they all bear a resemblance to one another.
  • Stupid Crooks: For a gang of professional criminals, they are usually bumbling and are outsmarted by children. No wonder Ma Beagle thinks she's Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Terrible Trio: Gangs of Beagle Boys are divided by Rule of Three and commit various crimes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: None of them have a problem with roughing up children.

    Ma Beagle 

The Original Classics

    As a Group 
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The three main Beagle Boys appearing in the show, Bigtime, Burger and Bouncer.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Bouncer is the big one, Burger is the thin one and Bigtime is the short one.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Despite being semi-regular antagonists, they're rarely with any credibility or as an actual threat.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: They are somewhat aware that they are the "main guys".
  • Terrible Trio: Bigtime is the leader of the trio, with Burger and Bouncer as his sidekicks.

    Bigtime Beagle 
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Voiced By: Eric Bauza

The leader of the Original Classics and one of the field leaders of the Beagle Boys, with a very inflated opinion of himself and his plans.


  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the original cartoon, Bigtime's plans to get Scrooge's money could be reasonably thought out and came close to succeeding a few times. The 2017 cartoon makes him far dumber than the rest of his brothers to the point that they can all see the flaws in his schemes, with only Bigtime himself believing that they're reasonably thought out.
    "...Don't stick up the policeman's ball, Bigtime! Tanks don't float, Bigtime!"
  • Big Brother Bully: He bullies his brothers just like Ma bullies the rest of the family. At one point they wanted to replace him with Huey because he was nice to them.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He regularly talks down to Bouncer and Burger, and even hits them when they anger him, despite the fact that they're both much taller (and in Bouncer's case, much stronger) than him. In "Day of the Only Child!", they turn against him after learning from Huey what real brothers are like, and easily overpower him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When he recognizes Webby and the triplets, he decides to kidnap them and send a ransom note to Scrooge. He fails to realize that Scrooge is a notorious skinflint and a seasoned adventurer. Rather than paying a ransom, Scrooge would just go after them to get the kids back.
  • Ironic Name: Twofold; He's called "Bigtime" but is the smallest of the Beagle Boys (as he was in the original), and his harebrained schemes make him the most incompetent of them (which he was not).
  • It's All About Me: In "Day of the Only Child!", Bigtime, angered by Burger and Bouncer's refusal to kidnap Huey like he wanted them to, claimed that Ma was waiting for him to "be the hero".
  • Pest Controller: Temporarily becomes this in "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", learning to command a clutter of spiders.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's a visionary when it comes to crime, in spite of the fact that his plan in "Daytrip of Doom!" boils down to a basic kidnapping plot, and a poorly thought out one at that.
  • Stupid Evil: Even after Ma had previously spelled out to him why kidnapping the triplets and holding them for ransom wouldn't work, he insists on trying to kidnap Huey in "Day of the Only Child!", still convinced that they can get Scrooge's money (and he can get Ma's approval) that way.
  • The Unfavorite: Ma Beagle makes it very clear how much she hates him. She even disowns him in "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" because of his constant failures.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He really wants his mother's approval. Unfortunately for him all of his plans to get it, backfire.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He's a rare villainous example of this trope as Bigtime believes that the easiest way for him and his brood to get rich is to hold the boys and Webby hostage in exchange for a ransom from Scrooge. He's apparently too naïve to recognize Scrooge, being a well-known penny-pincher and experienced adventurer would simply get the kids back himself or at the very least send Beakley to handle the matter for him. And this isn't even including some of his other ideas such as holding up a Policeman's ball and trying to float a tank in water.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He was all for kidnapping the nephews and Webby. Later, after Louie mocked him, he was getting ready to tackle the kid before Webby clocked him with a frozen pizza.
  • Zany Scheme: Bigtime's plans, ambitious though they might be, are completely nonsensical. In the past, he's proposed such ideas as robbing the Policeman's Ball and trying to float a tank down a body of water.
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    Burger Beagle 
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Voiced By: Eric Bauza

A skinny, not-so talkative member of the Original Classics.


  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. This Burger is much thinner and lankier than the plus-sized Big Eater he was in the original series.
  • Ironic Name: In spite of the fact his name is "Burger", he's the skinniest of the Beagle Boys.
  • Only Sane Man: When Bigtime proposes his plan in "Daytrip of Doom!", he's the first to object to it, mostly because it'll get them in trouble with Ma.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't say much, mostly preferring to make vocal noises to get his point across.

    Bouncer Beagle 
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Voiced By: Eric Bauza

The muscle of the Original Classics, with a somewhat dim disposition.


  • Affably Evil: When he ends up going with Bigtime's plan in "Daytrip of Doom!", he apologizes to Carl, the person he captured, for not being able to finish his Armored Truck robbery, before locking him in the back of the truck, saying that they'll do this "[the] same time next month", in a cheerful tone of voice.
  • Big Little Brother: He's younger than Bigtime, but about three times his height.
  • The Brute: The biggest, strongest and dimmest member of his family.
  • Composite Character: His name is Bouncer, but his muscular physique more closely resembles Bankjob Beagle. Bankjob did at least exist in the series' setting according to "Last Christmas!", as part of Grandpa Beagle's gang.
  • Gentle Giant: In "Day of the Only Child!", he reveals a surprisingly soft side as he and Burger bond with Huey.
  • Hidden Depths: "Day of the Only Child!" reveals that he's actually a very good cook. His "Junkyard Stew", while it looks disgusting, tastes very delicious.
  • Staging an Intervention: Tells Bigtime that he's a mite obsessed with kidnapping plots, and encourages him to talk his brothers about it.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has a massive chest and forearms with relatively short legs.

Other Beagle Boy Gangs

    The Glam Yankees 
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A trio with a campy Union soldier theme.
  • Agent Peacock: They wear extravagant clothes and makeup, and strike fabulous poses, but they are criminals just like the rest of their family.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Instead of the domino masks the other Beagles have, they wear extravagant face paint and mascara.
  • Shout-Out: To the 60s rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders, who also dressed in glitzy faux 18th century clothes as a gimmick to set themselves apart from every other band in their business.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Two of them have white hair (or wear white wigs) despite being young men, and they are members of Duckburg's biggest criminal clan.

    The Déjà Vus 
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A trio with a French theme.
  • National Stereotypes: They are walking French stereotypes wearing berets and twirly mustaches.
  • Running Gag: They are introduced three times at Ma Beagle's birthday.
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    The 6th Avenue Meanies 
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A trio with an old-fashioned gangster theme.
  • Big Brother Bully: Although their relative ages are unknown, the biggest member of this group uses the smallest member as a punching bag.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The big one has a bulldog-like underbite and wears boxing gloves, the thin one wears a black trench coat, and the short one serves as a punching bag for the big one.
  • Boxing Battler: The biggest Meanie constantly wears boxing gloves.
  • Bully Bulldog: The muscle of the trio has an underbite resembling a bulldog.
  • Butt-Monkey: The smallest member serves the purpose of being a literal punching bag for his larger brother.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: One of them wears a black trench coat and a matching hat.
  • Foil: To the 6th Avenue Friendlies.
  • Kick the Dog: As part of their schtick, they are unnecessarily mean to everyone, including each other.

    The 6th Avenue Friendlies 
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A trio with a friendly, polite theme.
  • Affably Evil: They will still rob and kidnap you, but will be incredibly nice while doing so.
  • Foil: To the 6th Avenue Meanies.
  • Perpetual Smiler: All sport a charming, ear-to-ear grin that remains plastered on their face.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: All three of them wear elegant suits with bowties, and look a lot less shabby than the other Beagle gangs.

    The Longboard Taquitos 
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A trio with an extreme sports theme.
  • Blinding Bangs: The one without sunglasses has his eyes covered by his long brown hair.
  • Cool Board: They all ride skateboards, and at least seem to consider themselves very cool.
  • Cool Shades: Two of them wear sunglasses (even at night) in place of the usual Beagle domino mask.
  • Totally Radical: They are nineties-style extreme sports fanatics, and speak accordingly.

    The Tumblebums 
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A trio with a creepy clown theme. Possibly adopted.
  • Achilles' Heel: As clowns, they are bound to slip on a Banana Peel when they encounter one.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The big one wears a jester outfit and has a second face painted on the back of his head, the thin one wears a black leotard, and the short one wears a top hat and walks around on stilts.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Huey thinks their name sounds cute, but they are a Monster Clown trio who immediately make him regret thinking so when they show up.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Family members, rather than friends. It's made quite obvious in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre" that the rest of their family can't stand them.
  • Monster Clown: They wear creepy clown makeup and clothes, communicate only in creepy whistles, giggles and animalistic noises, and move around in bizarre fashions.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As Huey demonstrated, their comical-sounding name might make you think they're silly or non-threatening. In truth, they're anything but silly.
  • Primal Stance: All three of them use all four of their limbs for moving around. The leotard-clad one is the most straight example: he has animalistic moves, almost always running on all fours. The small one with the top hat uses four stilts, two on his legs and two on his arms. The burly jester is also seen occasionally running around on all fours — bent over backwards, which just looks even more wrong.
  • Silent Antagonist: They don't speak at all, instead whistling and laughing.
  • Two-Faced: One of them has a second face painted on the back of his head.

    The Ugly Failures 
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A trio with a nerdy loser theme.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Bungle is big and fat, Bottle is skinny, and Botched Job is tiny.
  • Blinding Bangs: Bottle has his eyes covered with his long, blonde hair.
  • Fat Slob: Bungle Beagle is very fat and has green, greasy stains on his shirt.
  • Geek Physiques: Bungle is overweight, whereas Bottle is scrawnier than Burger Beagle.
  • Meaningful Name: Botched Job (a failed attempt at doing something), Bungle (to mess up), and Bottle (British slang for losing one's nerve).
    • More literally, Bottle Beagle loves playing with bottles. At one point he gets one bottle stuck on each of his four fingers.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: They are incompetent even by Beagle Boy standards.
  • Nerd: All three look like stereotypical nerds.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Behind Bottle's bangs are anime-like blue eyes.
  • Quirky Curls: Botched Job has unflattering curly hair that verges on Funny Afro.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: Played With. Lena's lie about being part the British branch of Beagle Boys "The Beagle Birds" gets them suspious due to taking the term "Across the Pond" literally. Webby coming in to back Lena's claim is what convinces them to hand over their radio.
  • Unfortunate Names: Both the group name and the names of the individual members just shout that they're the weak link of their family.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: They hope that they will be the ones capturing Webby so that they can get Ma Beagle's approval and become the "Ugly Winners".

    Black Arts Beagle 
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Voiced By: Eric Bauza

A solo Beagle Boy who took magic lessons and goes by the stage name Nik Nokturne.


  • Alliterative Name: Besides following the Family Theme Naming of the Beagle family, his stage name, "Nik Nokturne", also alliterates.
  • The Dog Bites Back: His desire to make Ma herself disappear stems from the fact she thought his magic lessons were a waste of time and money. That, and Ma Beagle isn't exactly Mother-Of-The-Year material.
  • Evil Gloating: He takes great pleasure in discussing his Evil Plan in front of everyone - in spite of Ma repeatedly telling him not to do so.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Learns this lesson when the spirit he summoned to attack his enemies turns on him.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He has actual magical powers, such as summoning a spirit, and is a villainous member of the Beagle Boys.
  • Large Ham: Comes with being a Stage Magician.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: While he's initially introduced as a stage magician (or as Huey describes him, an illusionist), he summons an actual spirit.
  • Purple Is the New Black: He wears a purple cape above his black clothes, as part of his "dark sorcerer" imagery.
  • Self-Made Orphan: When he unleashes his summoned spirit on Huey, Dewey and Louie, he mentions he summoned the demon to make Ma Beagle's enemies disappear... as well as Ma herself.
  • Stage Names: "Nik Nokturne" is one for him. It also conceals his identity as a Beagle Boy.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: He makes a point of announcing that he removed the "c"s from his Stage Name.

Past family members

    Past Beagle Boys 
A trio of Beagles who worked for Grandpa Beagle.

    Grandpa Beagle 
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The Beagle family Patriarch in the past.


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