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Della Duck

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"Nothing can stop Della Duck!"
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Voiced By: Paget Brewster

Huey, Dewey, and Louie's mother, and Donald's older twin sister. She's been missing since before the triplets were born. Her absence is the Driving Question of the first season, and continues to have a significant impact even into the second season.

Late in Season 2, she finally finds a way home, and reunites with the McDuck Family. From then on, she's gone on to become a main character, even being Promotion to Opening Titles in Season 3.


  • Ace Pilot: As seen by her aviation-styled clothing, she retains this status from the comics. She was Scrooge's pilot for many of their old adventures and gets right back to flying routinely once she returns to Earth.
  • Action Mom: Mother of triplets and capable of fighting off pirates, as well as 4 vikings all at once. Played With in that she's actually never met her own children, due to having recklessly run off and gotten stranded on the Moon before their eggs hatched. Nonetheless, she is shown to have some degree of maternal tendencies, and her feelings of guilt over her absence, and her desire to return to her children, is her main driving motivation during her years of absence.
  • Action Survivor: She's somehow survived alone on the Moon for ten years. This is after somehow landing an out of control space-ship that had no power.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the comics, she looked an awful lot like Donald in a blonde wig. Here, while she's still Donald's twin sister, she looks a lot more feminine than she does in the comics.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Blonde in the comics, but her portraits here show she has white "hair" like the rest of her family.
  • Adult Fear: A major theme for her when she returns. She had no idea how to parent, and she knows it, and she fears she's been gone so long she'll never be a part of her kids' lives. Furthermore, she has no context for the kids or what they've been through, so the perilous but wacky hijinks and casual daredevil antics the kids can get into that we and they have gotten used to over two seasons regularly freak her out. In particular:
    • She experiences this in "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" when her middle child nearly gets himself killed in an attempt to prove his worth to her.
    • In "Timephoon!", she witnesses her family and friends get blasted out of the present and into some unknown period, all because her youngest child was trying to shortcut his way to riches. It's for this reason she grounds him for it.
    • In "Moonvasion!", she's faced with a dangerous enemy intent on killing her children, with the ability and desire to pursue them anywhere. What's more, said children want to rush in to fight back, a battle she can't bring herself to risk the possibility of losing.
    • In a more comedic sense, her first encounter with Huey's temper leaves her completely stunned - especially since she previously believed he had trouble getting out of his shell.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Her ordeal on the Moon did little to curb her reckless and impulsive tendencies, at least when it comes to herself. Scrooge explodes over this in "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault" when Della and Dewey steal Scrooge's plane without telling him. Then, when the two of them go inside Ludwig Von Drake's Doomsday Vault, they proceed to wreck the titular vault trying to find the Seed of the Money Tree. She only starts really getting the message, slowly, as she sees similar recklessness reflected in her children.
    Scrooge: Can you never think anything through, Della?! It's been over a decade and she's still the same headstrong kid jumping into danger or space or any other disaster without a thought of the damage she leaves behind!
  • Alliterative Name: Della Duck.
  • Ambiguous Situation: A surprising amount of information is given about her past except the identity of the father of her children.
  • Anger Born of Worry: In "Timephoon!" she becomes furious with Louie when she sees how much danger his time-traveling treasure-stealing scheme has put the rest of the family (especially her other two boys) in.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She was forced to amputate her own leg in order to escape being trapped under a pile of debris when the Spear crashed on the Moon.
  • Artificial Limbs: Her left leg was stuck under wreckage after her ship crashed, the next scene, she's shown with a robotic leg. She's surprisingly pleased with the "cool" new leg, and wants to further modify it when she gets the chance.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: Louie gives her one in "Timephoon!" After she calls him out on recklessly jumping into a machine without thinking of the consequences of his actions or the people he would hurt, Louie surlily replies, "Wonder who I got that from?" Subverted in that, while she is clearly struck and hurt by the comment, she still sticks to her guns and refuses to let Louie off the hook.
  • Ascended Extra: She is never mentioned in the original show or any other animation note , and appeared so sparingly in the comics that, prior to DuckTales 2017, the only character in the Duck Universe that we knew even less about is the triplets' father (whom we don't even have a name for). This series makes her a fully fleshed-out character with a central role in the plot, and as of the second half of Season 2, she's effectively part of the main cast.
  • Audience Surrogate: Since Della has never been seen in any media featuring Donald Duck prior to this series, Della is getting to know her family, just as newer audiences are.
  • Badass Bookworm: A flashback in the DuckTales comics portrays Della as passionately curious about the history of the lost civilization du jour, and more fascinated by cultural artifacts than treasure.
  • Badass Family: Sometime prior to the first episode, it's revealed that she, Donald and Scrooge were a trio of adventurers.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Her original incarnation wears shoes, while in here, she is barefoot just like her brother. However, she wears pants, unlike the rest of her family.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: In "The Shadow War!" and "Last Christmas!", it is shown that she is able to breathe on the Moon without the need of a space suit. This is achieved by Oxy-Chew, an oxygen gum invented by Gyro.
  • Berserk Button:
    • In "Last Christmas!", she doesn't take kindly at all to Donald calling her Dumbella.
    • She doesn't like being replaced as Scrooge's pilot either, given how she reacted to a photo in Donald's houseboat of Launchpad being Scrooge's new pilot.
  • Book Dumb:
    • Her first plan to get back to Earth after crash-landing on the Moon was to jump back. Naturally, this did not work.
    • Gyro in particular considers her this, as in the Spear of Selene's instruction manual, he leaves a note saying it's so simple "even Della can do it." This is later confirmed when she attempts to actually read Gyro's instruction manual in order to fix the Spear of Selene. She reads it for a few moments and then collapses from complexity and boredom. It eventually takes her six years to learn it by heart and fix her rocket.
  • Born Unlucky: She and Donald both have the same bad luck, but Della deals with her luck differently.
  • Break the Haughty: Her motto is "Nothing can stop Della Duck!" But being stuck on the Moon for a decade and having every escape attempt thwarted put a damper on that.
  • Broken Ace: She's too irrepressible to be completely broken, but her natural Action Girl nature and wide range of skills (not to mention the fact that she was never a Chew Toy like her brother) led to an overconfidence and recklessness that came back to bite her hard and left her stranded on the moon for ten years. She still has a ton of issues she's not very good at dealing with.
  • Catchphrase: She has a tendency to say "Nothing can stop Della Duck!" before rushing into something potentially foolish. Like her brother, she also regularly says "Aw, phooey" whenever her bad luck gets her in a poor situation.
  • Character Development: Slowly undergoes this in Season 2. In "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!", despite Scrooge rightly calling her out on her Static Character status, Della proves that even though she's still reckless, she at least has backup plans and exit strategies when she jumps into danger, since being stuck on the moon for a decade has forced her to keep an eye on all the exits. Throughout Season 2, she also acts as a Cool Big Sis at best, Pushover Parents at worst to her kids, but undergoing Adult Fear in "Timephoon!", with Mrs. Beakley's help she learns to call her kids out when they behave too recklessly and give Tough Love when necessary.
  • Cool Big Sis: It's only by a few moments, but she is Donald's older twin. And she must have been so beloved by him to make him so resentful at his Uncle Scrooge for her absence. Goddess of the Moon, Selene, claims that Della was pretty much this to everyone.
    • Played more for drama as having zero experience actually raising her kids causes her to act more like one of these than a mother, having trouble realizing the damage it could do.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Averted. Della risking her life to go on one last adventure before the triplets even hatched is a major point of contention for a lot of the characters.
  • Daddy's Girl: Scrooge was Della’s surrogate father as well as her uncle, and they shared a closer bond as likeminded, adventurous individuals compared to Scrooge’s relationship with Donald.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The second season episode "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" focuses solely on her.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Subverted. During the first season, the boys revere her memory, and her best friend Selene claims that Della loved her family more than anything, and always made everyone around her better. Then, "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser" reveals that she put adventuring before her unhatched children, which her brother Donald called her out on, and stole an untested, experimental family rocket that Scrooge planned to surprise her with for a solo joyride. In short, she was flawed. Of course, she turns out to be not deceased at all.
  • Determinator: Della will NOT let anything stop her from going back to see her boys once and for all.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her defining character trait. Stealing the Spear of Selene and getting stranded on the Moon is a direct result of this. And later, that tendency sabotages her efforts to inform Scrooge of her whereabouts and later fix the Spear of Selene.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Unlike her comic book self, Della in this series is an amputee. The producers stated a major reason for her inclusion is to raise awareness of amputees.
  • Dismemberment Is Cheap: Della lost her leg when her ship crashed on the moon. Despite her prosthetic being cobbled together from junk, it functions identically to a natural one.
  • Disappeared Dad: Not her father, but given how Donald got the triplets, one wonders just who their father is and what happened to him.
  • Ditzy Genius: She’s smart enough to make her own improvised prosthetic leg and rebuild a rocket ship on her own with nothing but scraps. However, she's scatterbrained enough that she doesn’t think to check the ship’s fuel supply until after she’s failed to fire the rockets, then wastes four years wandering the surface of the Moon before she realizes that she already had what she needed inside her own mouth.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She hates the flavor of black licorice. Unfortunately for her, it's the flavor Gyro used for Oxy-Chew, and she has to keep it in her mouth to breathe on the Moon's surface.
  • Driving Question: What happened to her? She's been gone since before the triplets were even born. The only clue is that it was what caused the rift between Donald and Scrooge, led to Scrooge retiring from adventuring, and involved Della taking something called the "Spear of Selene" from Scrooge.
    • Answer: The Spear of Selene is a spaceship that Della designed, and Scrooge had secretly built to take his family into space once Della's then-soon-to-be-born triplets were old enough. Della stumbled upon the Spear early and, being her brash and impulsive self, took it for a joyride without permission, wanting "one more adventure before motherhood"; when Scrooge tried to intervene and order her back, Della foolishly refused, and ended up flying into a cosmic storm that cut off communications and damaged the ship, sending it crashing into the Moon. Scrooge tried desperately (and unsuccessfully) to track her down, driving himself nearly to bankruptcy before his Board of Directors forced him to stop. Donald blamed Scrooge solely for the tragedy, and cut ties with him. Scrooge became a bitter, jaded old man who gave up adventuring, at least until the nephews came into his life. Finally, The Stinger of the Season 1 finale established that she actually survived the crash landing, and was still alive (though stranded) on the moon.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Betrayed Scrooge and Donald at some point prior to the series by stealing the Spear of Selene. However, this was more to prove nothing can surprise her.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She had shoulder-length hair in flashbacks, but in the present day it's grown almost down to her waist. Presumably she couldn't find anything to cut her hair with during the time she was trapped on the moon, or she was simply too distracted to remember to cut it. After returning back to Earth, she cuts it down a bit. It's longer than before she left but shorter than when she was stranded on the moon.
  • Fatal Flaw: Depending on how you want to interpret her underlying mentality, Della's fatal flaw is either Pride, Selfishness, or Impulsiveness. A hard-core adrenaline junkie, Della is revealed in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" to have been too impulsive for her own good, with her desire for adventure giving her a tendency to ignore common sense which is the reason why she went missing in space. She stole the Spear of Selene and took it into space to have one last adventure before she settled down into motherhood, all without thinking about the consequences or how things could potentially go wrong.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Flying into a cosmic storm, crash landing on the Moon, and then spending every single day without her boys as her own sanity takes a dip? That's torture worse than death for her.
  • First-Episode Twist: She used to be an adventurer alongside Donald and Scrooge.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Since Della grew up in The '90s, she only knew of Earth up to that era, prior to getting stranded on the moon. It’s rather telling that despite Earth being almost nothing like Della described, Moonlanders Zenith and Gibbous adopted 90s aesthetics based on what Della last described to them.
  • Fish out of Water: Once she gets back to Earth, she not only has to get used to Earth's gravity again but gradually learn how to be a good mother since she has no idea on how to raise her kids.
  • Foil:
    • To Scrooge. Scrooge is the adrenaline junkie, but even he knows when to stop and listen to his family, that they come first. He's survived to be a hundred and fifty years old by knowing when he's gone too far. Della never learned that lesson, and got trapped on the Moon for it.
    • Also to Donald. While their basic personalities aren't that dissimilar — they're both Hot-Blooded, stubborn and impulsive Determinators with a tendency towards Didn't Think This Through — their attitudes and priorities are pretty much opposite: Della is a Broken Ace, Donald is a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass. Della is a perpetual optimist with a sunny disposition and a reckless streak a mile wide, while Donald is a pessimistic worrywart who's far easier to knock out of balance, and who's a lot more cautious and overprotective. Della is a big dreamer always chasing the next adventure while Donald is far more down-to-earth and finds more pleasure in the small things. And of course, thanks to Della having been gone for so long and leaving Donald to raise the triplets, Donald is an experienced and responsible parental figure while Della is irresponsible and has no clue how to be a mother.
      • Going further, Donald and Della have almost complete opposite approaches to the children during adventures, leading to her episodes having an opposite flow from his. Donald very protective and dislikes the idea of the kids going on adventures, but knows them well enough to trust them to take care of themselves a dangerous spot. Della, meanwhile, loves the idea of taking the kids on adventures, but is petrified of losing them and becomes even more fearful and overprotective than Donald is when danger strikes. This comes to a head when both of them lead the kids together in Moonvasion: Donald - the responsible one - is ready to help the kids make a crazy plan, while Della - the impulsive one - wants to hide everyone forever on a deserted island.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Had this dynamic with Donald. Della was all gung-ho for going into space even when she expecting the triplets, while Donald thought it was too risky. The two had a very nasty argument over it.
    • Inverted in her childhood days. She would be the one encouraging Donald to interact more with his family while he stayed on the sidelines doing his own thing.
    • When she finally returns home, it turns out she doesn't know how to raise her kids, in contrast to her brother.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The Spear of Selene was a rocket she designed the blueprints for, and Scrooge commissioned it according to her specs. She is singlehandedly repairing it from the wreckage in the Moon despite being in a "cave with box of scraps" situation.
  • Gamer Chick: She's a big fan of Legends of LegendQuest, and played a lot of a flight simulator as a kid.
  • Genki Girl: Dewey's picture shows her gleefully smashing her brother's face in a cake. The portrait Scrooge keeps of her (seen above) has her wearing a big grin.
  • Genre Savvy: If there's one thing Della and Donald know after seeing so many movies, it's that using time travel to Set Right What Once Went Wrong never goes well. It's for this reason they stop a time traveling Dewey from telling them anything about the future or himself beyond "relative from the future."
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: A running theme in Della's character arc is her being Maternally Challenged. In particular, Mrs. Beakley espouses the need a Firm Hand while Della would much prefer the Gentle Touch and let the kids be kids. This comes to a head in the episode "Timephoon!", where Louie's actions nearly cause the entire family to be lost in time. Ironically, Mrs. Beakley is among those who are willing to forgive Louie, since everyone knows nothing he did was done out of malice, while Della realizes that she needs to put her foot down and grounds Louie for his actions, with the next episode showing her taking extreme measures to make sure he doesn't try to sneak away when the family leaves the house without him. When Della acknowledges how hard doing that was, Mrs. Beakley commends her and assures her it will make her son a better person in the long run. Then, Della does adopt Louie’s way of thinking involving seeing all angles, allowing her to dispense with this dichotomy, thus expanding her approaches (some more subtler than others) in dealing with her kids if they step out of line. In "New Gods on The Block", Della understands that what matters, at the end of the day, is that her kids are given room to grow.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Staying on the Moon with no one to talk to gradually ate away at her sanity. She never quite went crazy because of how stubborn she is, but it clearly took its toll on her. In "The Richest Duck in the World", she says that her desperation for any kind of human contact resulted in a staring contest with the mirror that lasted for three weeks and that, to this day, she can no longer look at any mirror for fear of seeing her.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Upon arriving back on Earth, she has to take some time to adjust to the differences in gravity between the Earth and the Moon. She learns the hard way when she tries to jump from Scrooge's driveway to his front porch, only to smack face-first into the mansion's gate.
    Della: Dumb Earth gravity...
  • Handicapped Badass: She lost her left leg during the crash and replaced it with a robotic leg, which has not diminished her capability as an experienced adventurer in the slightest.
  • Hero Worship: She idolizes Scrooge, believing he can do no wrong, and even parroting his beliefs without question (as seen in "How Santa Stole Christmas!", which depicts her accepting Scrooge's hatred of Santa without even wondering why he hates him so much).
  • His Own Worst Enemy:
    • Getting stranded on the moon was her own fault. She totally ignored warnings from Scrooge and Donald, and when the ship inevitably failed, she had no way to get back.
    • In her A Day in the Limelight episode, there are several instances where her impulsive nature directly sabotages her efforts to get home. Because of her short-sightedness, she can't inform Scrooge of her whereabouts and/or fix her ship. Also, her impulsiveness causes her to go into a Wild Goose Chase which wastes precious time.
  • Hubris: There's something classically Greek, i.e. like Icarus and Daedalus from Ancient Greece, where the rocket she designed for her ultimate adventure which she believed would give her children "the stars" ended up separating her from them for their entire childhood while leaving her stranded in space, while also estranging her family in her absence.
  • Humble Pie: She angrily rips Gyro's manual after she sees a note reading "even Della could it". After attempting to fix her rocket without instructions and failing miserably, she is forced to swallow her pride, fix the manual she previously ripped to shreds, and learn it by heart.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Even when Louie passive-aggressively points out that his actions with the Time Tub were similar to her recklessness during the Spear of Selene incident (much to everyone’s discomfort as they know he’s right), Della still had every right to be angry with him for what he did.
  • I Have No Son!: Played for Laughs. Her irrational fear of fish sees her immediately disown Dewey (and the rest of the McDuck family for good measure) after he shows her his new mermaid fish tail.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Della has a good heart but she doesn't think her actions through: more specifically how her actions will affect others.
  • Inexplicably Tailless: Her tailfeathers didn't poke out from her pants in the earlier episodes of season 1.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • According to her, the Sunchaser was originally named the Cloudslayer when she was its pilot, and she re-renames while she's behind the controls.
    • She wanted to name Huey, Dewey and Louie as Jet, Turbo and Rebel, respectively. It takes a while for her to get used to using their proper given names.
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Like Donald, Della inherited the legendary McDuck temper.
    • She loved pulling all kinds of pranks on Donald, just like her sons do.
    • A glimpse of her child self in Last Christmas shows her being quite a bit like Huey, making traps, being knowledgeable about nerd stuff with Donald as Dewey, and insisting on spending time together.
    • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" reveals that all three of her children inherited traits from her. Like Huey, she was a Junior Woodchuck and adds her own notes to the guidebook. Like Dewey, she hums her own theme song while behaving foolishly. And like Louie, she is savvy enough to guess how a situation is going to go (thinking she and Penumbra will become friends).
    • Just like how in the Carl Barks comics and the Cartoon Donald's Nephews where Huey Dewey and Louie sent their father and Della's husband to the hospital with a Firecracker under the chair, she and Donald did the same thing to their father Quackmore Duck which is why their mother Hortense had to send them to live with Uncle Scrooge for a while.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Della is very reckless, it does not change the fact that she is a very kindhearted person and is usually laid back, although she does get rather volatile when she is upset.
  • Kid Hero All Grown Up: Her and Donald were Scrooge's main adventuring partners prior to the Spear of Selene incident, even going back to when they were the same age as the triplets and Webby.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She impulsively stole an experimental rocket, ignored Scrooge's pleas to come back, got caught in a cosmic storm and got lost in space. And later, she attempts to just jump off the moon's gravity, without considering that she might get stuck on the moon's orbit, or how she will enter the Earth's atmosphere without burning up even if she escapes. Luckily she was unsuccessful.
  • Leitmotif: The Moon theme from the DuckTales video game is frequently used when she's around, whether it's a few bars from just before it's revealed she's stuck on the moon, to her singing it a-capella during her first attempt to get off the moon, to her lullaby, and all around the soundtrack of "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!"
  • Lethal Chef: It seems she's not much better of a chef than her brother or eldest son. When she tried making cakes for her kids as a gift to start taking mom responsibilities, whatever she fed Dewey gave him stomach cramps that lasted over a day. It seems she can at least make a decent flan though, which made Huey unexpectedly giddy.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again:
    • According to Webby, there are few pictures of Della, including the portrait that Dewey found, and no one talks about her.
    • Webby mentions that one time, she found a letter about Della coming to their doorstep. Scrooge seized the letter, bought out the post office, stopped mail ever coming to the mansion, and made sure nobody saw the postman again. Though Webby is probably being overly dramatic about the last part.
    • Scrooge has seemingly gone to incredible lengths to cover up what happened to her. Even the newspaper we see in the first episode "McDuck Hangs Up Spats After..." has the rest of the headline ripped off, showing that this was at least local news, but he has done such a good job covering it up that even Webby can't find anything on her.
    • Donald likewise never discusses the boys' mother in front of them, merely telling them that she's "gone".
  • Like Parent, Like Child: All three of her sons are in some way similar to her, a fact that isn't lost on Scrooge.
    • Like Huey, she relies on the Junior Woodchuck guidebook for life advice and has some level of mechanical ingenuity; though she tends to let her own impulsivity get away with her while one of Huey's biggest flaws is that he isn't impulsive enough.
    • Like Dewey, she is an adrenaline junkie who finds the danger and mystery to be the highlight of their adventures, this being the very thing that got her stranded on the moon in the first place.
    • Like Louie, she possesses a Genre Savviness that helps her exploit certain situations and find exit strategies. Louie however does this to avoid involving himself in danger and prefers being the planner while Della usually throws herself into it, Della's savviness geared more to on-the-spot moments of stress and danger.
  • Like Parent Unlike Child: Della is more reckless, impulsive, and Hot-Blooded than cautious Huey and scheming Louie.
  • Mama Bear: Spent the last decade working tirelessly to return to Earth to see her boys. Now that they're reunited, Della is never letting anything come between them again.
  • Maternally Challenged: She was separated from her children from before they hatched to when they are about eleven and struggles to figure out how to parent from a combination of inexperience, her own personality being more 'one of the kids' than anything, and some sanity damage from being gone for so long. That being said, Della Duck is hard at work trying to figure it all out, and everyone around her is willing to help and give her some slack while she learns the ropes a decade in.
  • Missing Mom: We already knew that Donald has been raising the triplets since they were babies; now it seems that, unlike in many adaptations, we're going to find out why. Indeed, Dewey admits to Webby that all Uncle Donald told them about their mother was that she was gone.
  • Nephewism: It's implied that Scrooge raised her and Donald, and losing Della was as devastating as if he had lost his own daughter.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Despite her disappearance being largely her own fault, Donald and the triplets ignore her actions and put most of the blame on Scrooge for building the rocket. Even when Scrooge defends himself, he chooses to point out everything he did to try to save her rather than Della's poor choices. However, when Della gets back to Earth and reunites with the family, they start to get more critical of what she did to get stranded on the moon in the first place — especially Mrs. Beakley. Scrooge tries to give her the benefit of the doubt, up until "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault" when she exhibits the traits that got her stranded on the moon, and he explodes over her immaturity.
  • Nice Hat: Any pictures of her showed she always wore an aviator's hat and goggles.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her refusal to control her impulses and hijacking of the Spear of Selene led to her own disappearance in outer space, her uncle and brother's relationship being strained, and her sons having to grow up without their mother and their uncle struggling to provide for them.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Stinger for "The Shadow War" (and thus for Season 1 as a whole) reveals Della is still alive, crash-landed on the Moon, and only just now learning that her family has come back together.
  • Not So Different: You would think that being generally more optimistic, and just plain intelligible, she'd have a better disposition than Donald. Nope. She is just as angry and fighty as her twin brother.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: She absolutely cannot see that Penumbra cannot abide her presence, let alone consider her a friend. Penumbra belatedly considered Della a friend after Lunaris reveals his true colors, leaving Della none the wiser.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: After several episodes of purely being the cool mom who lets her kids get away with anything, her furiously snarling Louie's name upon discovering he's behind the Timephoon shows just how bad things have gotten. After everything's cleared up, she insists on grounding him, and goes to quite impressive lengths to make sure it's a fitting punishment.
  • Pals with Jesus: She is fondly remembered by Selene, goddess of the Moon, as well as the demigod Storkules.
  • Parental Abandonment: Even worse than the comics version, she left her triplets to go on a spaceship before they even hatched. Though "abandonment" is a bit of an inappropriate word, given that she was fully intending to be back in time for their hatching.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Is hit with this in "Timephoon!" when she chews Louie out for stealing the time-travelling tub without thinking of the consequences or the people that could be hurt. Louie replies "I wonder who I got that from". This doesn't stop her from putting her foot down and grounding him (in fact, it just seemed to encourage it).
  • Parents as People:
    • By all accounts, she was a loving niece to Scrooge, sister to Donald, and friend to Selene; and, in Scrooge's words, "wanted to give [her] kids the stars." But she was also a hard-core adrenaline junkie who balked at the new responsibilities facing her for motherhood, and (at the very least) put her thrill-seeking before her own unhatched children, and disappeared into a cosmic storm, crash-landing on the Moon in the process.
    • This was shown as a driving theme in "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" She finally meets her children, and goes out of her way to try and make up on lost time. But considering she basically missed the necessary transition into motherhood, there's no way she would be mentally prepared to be a proper mother right off the bat. Scrooge knows this, and lets the boys know that, like they will have to get used to having a mother, she will have to get used to being one.
    • In "Timephoon", she allows the kids to do what they want, believing it was fine to let kids be kids and because she's still new to parenting. But as the episode goes on further, she realizes that Beakley pointing out that small problems can slowly grow into big problems becoming relevant when she discovers the storm was Louie's fault. At the end of the episode, despite how hard it is for her, she puts her foot down when Louie is Easily Forgiven by everyone else and points out how reckless he was in putting his family in danger. After she grounds him and sends him to his room, she is visibly tired at having to be tough on Louie, but Beakley does praise her for it.
  • Parental Neglect: The flashbacks in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser" show her distracted by her desire to go into space, to the point where Donald was stuck looking after the triplets (who, for the record, were still eggs at this point). Turns out she never wanted to neglect them. She did everything she could to get back, but kept failing miserably due to an alien monster sabotaging her efforts.
  • Parental Substitute: As first shown in "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", her motherhood extends to Webby, who presumably doesn't have a mother.
  • The Pollyanna: She's Born Unlucky like Donald, but unlike him she's optimistic and always sees the bright side of thing. Most people would be upset about having to amputate their leg — but Della's positively giddy about having a cool robot leg.
  • Power Trio: Was this with Scrooge and Donald, stabilizing the dynamic of the greedy Scrooge against the downtrodden Donald with someone who enjoys adventuring, but isn't in it for the money, accepting the quest and cheap trinkets as her rewards.
  • The Prankster: She loved pranks and even left a big elaborate prank at Castle McDuck just for Donald.
  • Present Absence: Though she's not around, her fate is the first season's Driving Question.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: She's been edited into the opening sequence in Season 3, officially establishing her as a core cast member.
  • Pungeon Master: It's easy to see where Dewey got it from.
    Louie: Euh boy, now there's two of 'em.
  • Pushover Parents: Is often criticized by Beakley for not disciplining her boys. Though she would ultimately subvert this by grounding Louie for using a stolen time travel device to steal treasure from the past, which resulted in a massive disruption of the space-time continuum that nearly got everyone killed and/or lost in time.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Who is the father of Della's children?
  • Sanity Ball: She picks it up when having to teach Launchpad how to fly.
  • Sanity Slippage: Time on the moon did NOT bode well for her sanity, and she kept losing it the more she failed. Unfortunately, it has become chronic; certain things trigger it like mirrors, because Della found herself talking in a mirror while she was stranded on the moon until she couldn't take it anymore and wanted contact with real people. And then when she gets stranded on a deserted island, she starts regressing back to her lack of sanity due to being a similar situation when she crash-landed on the moon.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She is always seen wearing a teal scarf, is an adventurer, and a picture of her showed her sword fighting with a pirate. Said scarf was a gift from her brother, and she still sports it while stranded on the moon.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Is less than happy that her Oxy-Chew only comes in black licorice flavor. She also spits out buttermilk upon an attempt to drink it, just like Webby.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After 5 silent appearances in the first season, Della suddenly speaks in the season 1 finale, "The Shadow War!".
  • Thrill Seeker: It's ultimately established by "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Della was the biggest adrenaline junkie in the family, always obsessed with exploring new vistas and going on grand adventures. So much so that, when the family came to the realization they'd explored just about everywhere on Earth, Della decided she wanted to go into space. She vanished before the triplets hatched because she impulsively stole the prototype rocket that Scrooge made, only to be swept away by a cosmic storm which she refused to turn back from.
  • Time-Passage Beard: Gender Inverted, her hair is shown to have grown very long during her years stranded in space.
  • Tomboy: She’s a feisty, adventurous, and rambunctious adrenaline junkie who is almost always seen in her pilot uniform and has a knack for pulling pranks.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted: While it was extremely foolish to steal the Spear of Selene from Scrooge and drive it into space all alone, the season 1 finale reveals that she's still alive and kicking on the moon.
  • Trauma Button: Her time alone on the moon serves as this for Della. Whenever she talks about it she gets a Thousand-Yard Stare and her voice becomes more monotone until she snaps out of it. "The Richest Duck in the World" suggests she went slightly mad from the isolation as her desperation for any kind of human contact resulted in a staring contest that lasted three weeks and a fear of her own reflection from then on.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without spoiling the answers to the first season's Driving Question.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: In "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", she gets increasingly frustrated with Launchpad for his unorthodox methods in operating the Sunchaser/Cloudslayer, eventually blowing at him for crashing into the mountain which could have gotten them killed (and is surprised they survived). When she has a heart-to-heart talk with Webby about not having to be someone else to be worthy, she realizes she was forcing Launchpad exactly the opposite of her lesson and decides she must apologize to him.
    • It is implied she felt this way about Louie too after grounding him in "Timephoon!". She admits that it was a very hard thing to do and in "Moonvasion!", she interacts with him very warmly, having a lot more screen-time with him in particular than the others.
  • What Is This Feeling?: In "Timephoon," the look on her face when she sees that her kids are in danger and space and time is unraveling in front of her, and it was all caused by Louie, reveals that this is the first time she's ever felt real, maternal Anger Born of Worry.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a big one to Louie in "Timephoon!" when his scheme goes out of control and nearly erases the present characters from existence, finishing it off by grounding him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She can't stand fish, even anything related to fish. Della immediately arms the family submarine's torpedoes upon meeting a race of merpeople, and chooses to stay on the sub instead of going out to meet them.
  • Womanchild: Very immature and impulsive for a mother of three, Della more-or-less still has the mindset of a teenager instead of an adult. She wanted to her name her sons Jet, Turbo and Rebel and is rather put-out that Donald went against her wishes. And whenever she encounters an obstacle she can't simply power her way through, she pouts and calls it "dumb". Justifed by the fact she hasn't been able to actually act like a mom and spent a decade without raising them. The fact she spent a decade in isolation on the Moon likely adds to this.
  • You Are Grounded: It takes a while for her to stop trying to be the cool parent and just be "Mom", having spent so long away from her kids and not wanting to lose them a second time. However, "Timephoon!" has a moment where Louie nearly causes everyone to be Trapped in the Past over trying to shortcut his way to money — again. Della finally shows some Tough Love and grounds Louie for it.

    Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack 
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"I'm going to eat a hamburger!"
Voiced By: Kate Micucci, Erika Ugalde (Latin American Spanish)

The granddaughter of Mrs. Beakley who is a huge fan of the McDuck family and happy to finally have friends. As of Jaw$, she is shown to have a natural talent for Friendship Magic.

She likes pink.


  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Webby was raised by her British grandmother and "never heard an American accent until [she] was seven", but her natural accent is completely American.
  • Action Girl: Learned "everything she knows" from her grandmother, including how to fight.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Zigzagged. In the original series, she didn't have an unhappy life, but she was treated poorly by the triplets simply because she was a girl and had feminine interests. In this adaptation, the triplets (who are nicer in this reboot) welcome her quickly as a friend, showing zero problems with either her gender or interests; however, she has also been living in McDuck Manor for most, if not all of her life, which has greatly affected her social life and skills, contributing to her desire for friends.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the previous series, she was just the Tagalong Kid who had a tendency to get into a lot of danger. Here, her saying Mrs. Beakley "taught her how to take care of herself" is a massive understatement.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the original series, Webby was a naive toddler who often got herself in situations. Here, she's a competent fighter with immense knowledge in many areas.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original cartoon, she didn't have hair normally, but a future version of her did have long golden locks. Here, she not only has (what looks to be) hair, but it's also pure white.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In "The 87 Cent Solution!", she learned the hard way not to always trust that Scrooge is right about something. But in "How Santa Stole Christmas!", she steadfastly believes Scrooge's claims that Santa is a terrible person, regardless of Santa's kind and friendly demeanour.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Dear" from her grandmother.
    • In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra", Louie calls her "Webs". Dewey picks this up in "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!".
  • Age Lift: In the previous series, Webby was younger than the triplets. Here, Word of God confirmed she is around the same age as them.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: She owns a book titled "So You Like Ponies?", and gets super-excited when she encounters colorful talking ponies (actually kelpies) in Moorshire. She also loves unicorns, but not for their cuteness or beauty, but their badassery, calling them "sword horses".
  • Alone with the Psycho: In "Daytrip of Doom!", when the triplets and Webby are captured, Ma Beagle locks up Big Time with them. Big Time then threatens one of the triplets and would have hurt him if not for Webby. Then Webby turns the tables on Ma Beagle. She sends a counter ransom note, lures her into Funso's after turning off the lights and taunting her with a singsong version of the Funso's slogan, and traps her using the ball pit's net.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Her talking about what she wants to do outside the mansion.
    Webby: But someday, I'm gonna see the world. I'm gonna be an explorer! I'm gonna eat a hamburger!
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. While Webby was a central character in the original series, in this adaptation, she is now a main protagonist.
  • Ascended Fangirl: A huge fan of the famous McDuck family and is now friends/adventuring buddies with them.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute child, huge fangirl of the McDuck family, and an expert in taking down grown adults who are masters at swordsmanship.
  • Bad Liar:
    • Her attempts to lie to her grandmother in the pilot are laughable at best.
      Webby: Hi, Granny, I'm spending the night at a friend's house so nothing is wrong!
    • In "Daytrip of Doom", Louie once again tries to get her to lie to latch some free soda of a friendly waitress, but Webby screws it up and ends up ruining the entire scheme.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a sweet kid, but will kick your butt if you mess with her and the ones she's close to. After being thoroughly used and spat upon by Magica De Spell, Webby tries her best to beat Magica's ass, especially after she shoots Lena. Keep in mind, even without her powers Magica is an adult woman, but Webby still gets plenty of hits in. Magica actually seems scared of her at one or two points.
  • The Big Guy: Not physically (she's still a dainty little girl), but the family freely admits that Webby, thanks to her martial arts training, is the most capable in a fight. Huey calls her "The Fists".
  • Big "NO!":
    • As the family is leaving Castle McDuck in "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", she gives out a big one when she realizes that she didn't ask Fergus and Downy anything about Scrooge and his upbringing.
    • Gives another one in the season 1 finale when Magica seemingly destroys Lena.
  • Birds of a Feather: Out of all the triplets, she's the closest with Dewey due to their mutual love of adventure and conquering dangerous situations.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With the triplets, whom she shares a platonic and sibling like relationships with. They go on adventures together and fight alongside one another during danger.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": She calls unicorns "sword horses", mostly because it's a more badass name.
  • Catchphrase: She introduces herself to every new character they encounter with "Hi! I'm Webby."
  • Character Development: An understated example. In the early episodes like "Woo-Hoo" and "Day Trip of Doom", she was absolutely terrible at lying, even with Louie’s encouragement. By “Sky Pirates In The Sky”, Webby has gotten better at lying with a straight face, to the point where she can convince the self-proclaimed evil triplet that a plastic, fake gem she bought is worth a fortune and it has magical properties.
    • As the show goes on, she’s proven more willing to recognize Scrooge’s faults and dials back her hero worship to more manageable levels. This is best demonstrated by her two visits to the Castle McDuck: she’s near catatonic in delight on her first visit but able to actually converse with Scrooge’s family on her second.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She is capable of exhibiting physical strength above that of a normal child due to years of training with Mrs. Beakley who also gained it from her experience as Agent 22. Because of this, she is able to contend with those of magical and superhuman abilities. Examples include knocking Launchpad after a chest-bump and easily carrying a freaking heavy sword that even Dewey had difficult with. She even manages to give Magica and Black Heron a hard time.
  • Chewing the Scenery: The first scene of "Daytrip of Doom!" has Webby do an overly immersive performance in a dart gun game:
    Webby: [when told by Dewey to "take it down a notch"] TELL THAT TO MY MEN YOU CAPTURED IN PEKING!!
    Dewey: What?
    Webby: It's part of my character's Backstory. [has Let's Get Dangerous! look on face] "Grizzled ex-Special Forces pulled out of retirement for revenge!" [snaps back to normal] What's yours?
    Dewey: My guy has a dart gun?
    Webby: Not anymore. [nails Dewey with Dart Guns Akimbo; Dewey screams as he's hit, then Webby snags Dewey's darn gun with a grappling hook] Ha ha!
    [Huey gasps as how intense Webby just got and is running for the foyer after Webby just tried to nail Huey. He makes it to the foyer and tosses the gun aside.]
    Huey: The foyer's the Safe Zone! THE FOYER'S THE SA-AHH! [Webby lands on him.]
    Webby: This is no foyer... this is a tomb.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With the triplets; Webby's associated with pink/purple.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: The magic that comes from Webby and Lena's friendship glows with a bright blue color.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Is a product of this. Mrs. Beakley trained her to be "prepared for anything," which explains her Gadgeteer Genius and martial arts mastery, yet she had to stay in the mansion most of her life since it's the safest place she can be.
  • Cultured Badass: Webby is a Cunning Linguist, plays the cello, and is a Badass Normal fighter.
  • Cunning Linguist: She can understand Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek, and Portuguese.
  • Cute But Psycho: Drifts into this territory in "Daytrip of Doom," where she takes a dartgun game way too seriously, seems willing to slash someone's throat after misinterpreting a 'cut it out' gesture, and is entirely willing to "break every bone in [Ma Beagle's] body."
  • Deadpan Snarker: If Huey, Dewey and/or Louie's antics slip into What an Idiot! territory, Webby will usually become this.
  • Death Glare: She gives one to Louie in "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" when he instinctively gestures for payment in exchange for a golf club.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In "Day of the Only Child!" she rips a bunch of wires out of the security robot, including some of its processing circuits, so she could ride inside of it. Unsurprisingly, the robot eventually goes haywire and mistakes her and Dewey for being intruders
  • Ditzy Genius: When it comes to fighting, preparedness, or random information no one else would likely know, she's your girl. She's also someone with horrible social skills.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength:
    • During "Daytrip of Doom" she invites the boys to a game of hacky sack and punts it at them. Dewey has to dive to push Huey out of the way, it buzzes Louie's head and goes clean through the tree behind them, knocking it down.
    • In "The Shadow War" Launchpad and Webby attempt a chest bump, which knocks over Launchpad. They earlier tried a high-five, both hurting their hands.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Despite gulping down a whole kettle of nutmeg tea, Webby reveals to Scrooge she actually can't stand it and only did it to impress him.
  • Dope Slap: Gives Louie a Dope Punch when he steals her idea on taming the harpies after dismissing it earlier. Since Muscles Are Meaningless, said punch sends him flying.
  • Dragon Rider: According to the 30 Things With DuckTales minisode, "riding a dragon" is one of her "30 things". This is illustrated with a visual of her riding Pixiu, though it's unclear whether this is just a fantasy or something that happens.
  • Drink-Based Characterization: Her favorite drink is juice which represents her being an energetic child.
  • Easily Forgiven: She is scared to death of how her overprotective grandmother will react when she finds out Webby went on an adventure and lied about being at a friend's house. Mrs. Beakley's annoyed by the lying, but shrugs off the adventure as perfectly safe with Scrooge supervising.
  • Empowered Badass Normal:In "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" both Webby and Black Heron get their already remarkable fighting skills greatly enhanced after drinking the Gummi Berry Juice.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In "Woo-oo!", Webby ties up the nephews and interrogates them, mistaking them for agents of Scrooge's enemies. Once they tell her who they are, she has a fangasm and excitedly asks them questions about being related to Scrooge and Donald. This shows her fighting prowess and fangirling of the McDuck-Duck family.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: One of her life-long goals is to high-five a Brontosaurus.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: She keeps one of her books covered with sparkles because she likes it.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!:
    • In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!", when Toth-Ra comes to life, Webby celebrates the fact that the mummy's real... then sees it attacking the citizens of the pyramid and remembers that it's a bad thing.
    • In "The Trickening!", when Dewey asks her what happened when the Celtics ran out of treats for the demons, Webby answers the demons usually fed on children... right when she sees the monsters closing in on them.
  • Fake Brit: In-Universe, Webby is good at faking a UK accent if the occasion is needed, because she was raised by her British grandmother in a mansion owned by a Scottish trilionare. According to her, Webby never heard an American accent before she turned seven.
  • Fangirl: Webby practically Squees when she meets Huey, Dewey, and Louie simply because they're Donald "the world's greatest adventurer" Duck's nephews and she is a huge fan of their adventurous family.
    • When surrounded by centuries' worth the clan's history in "McMystery at McDuck Manor", she goes into a nearly-catatonic state out of sheer joy that lasts until they leave the manor.
  • Fatal Flaw: In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" her nigh nonexistent social skills and lack of a filter keeps her from defusing the situation properly and adds oil to the fire. While Scrooge was wrong to tell her to stay out of family business the way he did, Webby really should not have added "even if gifting an experimental rocket to a mother of three, was a TERRIBLE IDEA!" until everything had calmed down.
  • Fluffy Tamer: "Storkules in Duckburg!" has her trying to tame the harpies, training them how to behave and do tricks as if they're dogs or cats. Downplayed in that the harpies show some resistance to it.
  • Foil: To the triplets — All four of them were raised by an overprotective guardian, but while the triplets grew up to be well-adjusted, Webby became socially impaired. On the other hand, the triplets know very little about their family, while Webby's favorite hobby is studying their family's past and exploits.
  • Forgiveness: While she is hurt on learning that Lena used her and betrayed the Ducks to bring back Magica, she understands that Lena wasn't completely doing it of her own volition and blames Magica for taking Lena away. She also mourns Lena when Magica destroys the latter's shadow.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with the triplets, she is the Sanguine (cheerful and energetic).
  • Freudian Trio: Plays the Id to Huey's Superego and Louie and Lena's Ego in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!". Webby believes in the existence of Terra-firmians even without concrete proof, something which even the laidback Louie and Lena rebuke her for.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: When Dewey breaks down and admits he doesn't want them to enter the Garden of Selene for fear that it will turn out Della was a bad person, Webby clearly weighs the desire to discover something about Della Duck (who, it should be pointed out, she'd been trying to investigate for years without any success) against possibly breaking Dewey's heart. She chooses Dewey, but Dewey himself realizes the sacrifice she's making and pulls her into the Garden.
  • Friendless Background: She had no friends prior to meeting the triplets, which results in her having a a strong desire to make friends but also a notable lack of social skills.
  • Friendship Trinket: She makes a friendship bracelet for her and Lena. Magica forces Lena to remove it at the end of "Jaw$!". Webby's bracelet is later used as a totem to bring Lena back from the Shadow Realm.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Webby tends to be friendly and cuddly towards non-sapient animals.
  • Friend to Bugs: Averted, but apparently in the pilot, her Only Friend would have been a spider named Morocco Pete.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Seems to have a knack for setting traps, such as her Establishing Character Moment lassoing the triplets and hanging them upside down, and the elaborate traps she sets up for the triplets while playing with dart guns in "Daytrip of Doom!".
  • Generation Xerox: To Della Duck. Both are adventurous, excitable Action Girls who have father/daughter relationship with Scrooge. They even pose the same way in "Moonvasion!".
  • Genki Girl: She is far more excitable than she was in the original show. It's played down in the episodes that followed and shown more as a result of her sheltered childhood.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: Initially in "The House of the Lucky Gander!", Webby isn't impressed with Liu Hai's buffet like Huey and Dewey are. But once he shows her the chocolate fountain, she runs right over and sticks her head in it.
  • The Glomp: Jokingly does this to Louie in Sky Pirates... In The Sky! after revealing that the "priceless diamond" she showed him was just a $5 souvenir she got from a shop.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed. Spending years, maybe her entire life, alone in McDuck Manor didn't make Webby go mad, but she is a Cloudcuckoolander who doesn't know the first thing about living in the outside world, and breaks out the martial arts and weapons as a first resort.
  • Good Is Not Soft: As Black Heron and Magica De Spell find out, Webby has no problem using lethal force against them.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Webby's main tool in getting herself into and out of dangerous moments.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Bouncing is a surprisingly dangerous ability, especially when the bouncer is already a skilled Badass Normal.
  • Hero Worship:
    • Webby thinks the utter world of Scrooge McDuck, to the point that it's her first assumption that Della's mysterious note about the Spear of Selene must mean she committed a horrendous betrayal against her innocent uncle.
    • In "The 87 Cent Solution", her respect for Scrooge leads to her being unable to see how unstable Scrooge is becoming. She makes multiple excuses for his behavior, until he loses it enough that enough she has to sadly admit that he's gone off the deep end.
  • Hidden Depths: She took cello lessons for seven years.
  • Iconic Item: Has two — Her Night-Vision Goggles and Grappling-Hook Pistol.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Her whole life Webby is kept cooped up in the mansion by her grandma and yearns to see the world. She finally gets her wish in the first episode of the series.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Webby has barely ever left the McDuck mansion due to her grandmother insisting to keep her safe. She gets excited at meeting the triplets and the idea that they are now friends.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Webby felt responsible for losing Lena to the Shadow Realm, and her supposed death has haunted her in the months to come, trying to find a way to bring her back but to no avail. In Friendship Hates Magic!, Webby tries to make a new friend with Violet but is reluctant to do anything involving magic or the Shadow realm due to not wanting to lose her the same way...that is, until Violet convinced Webby she can bring Lena back.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In "The Spear of Selene!" she is so blinded by her Hero Worship of Scrooge and the hype of solving the mystery of Della Duck's disappearance that she doesn't realize how afraid of the potentially Awful Truth Dewey is until he physically bars her path.
  • Irony: She is excited at the idea of "talking animals wearing clothes", even though technically everyone in the show is one.
  • It's Personal: She doesn't take Magica's attempt to ruin the lives of her friends and family very well, and in particular seems to target the witch especially hard over the loss of Lena.
  • Lethal Chef: Webby and Launchpad try to make a special dinner for the boys and Donald, in an attempt to get them to reconcile with Scrooge. Their attempts are so bad that Beakley, a much better cook, steps in to help.
  • Like a Daughter to Me:
    • In "The Shadow War" Donald treats Webby as one of his kids, ordering her to stay with the boys on the docks, out of danger. When the shadow army attempts to attack her and the triplets, he shouts, "Get away from my kids!"
    • Della also treats her like one of her kids, even giving her motherly advice in "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!".
  • Like Brother and Sister: Webby has a close but very different bond with each of the triplets.
    • She easily gets along best with Dewey, as the two have an equal thirst for adventure and a love for danger.
    • Her relationship with Huey tends to stray into Vitriolic Best Buds territory, due to Huey being more practical and safety conscious, but at the same time, can be a highly supportive relationship as Huey, being the nicest of the triplets, will go out of his way to try and have Webby feel included in their activities or comfort her after some hard times.
    • Louie is usually either a Toxic Friend Influence teaching Webby how to Do Wrong, Right, or Webby getting annoyed with him over his tendency to cut corners and take the easy way out.
  • Little Miss Badass: Thanks to the self-defense training by her grandmother, she is extremely athletic and competent with weapons, making her easily one of the most physically capable characters of the show despite being a ten-year-old girl.
  • Little Stowaway: In "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" Scrooge refuses to let the kids come along to save Beakley. He catches Webby hiding in the lifejacket bin in the submarine.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Well, she's not rich herself, but she lives in the giant mansion of the richest person in the world without any people around her age and the triplets seem to be her first friends ever.
  • Morality Pet: To Lena. It was her friendship with the older duck that helped the latter undergo her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Webby did some very elaborate World Building for the legendary race of Terra-firmians. Although they turn out to be Real After All, it appears that the history and culture Webby described was all in her head.
  • Motor Mouth: Webby speaks in a rapid, high-paced manner.
  • Ms. Exposition: She has spent a good deal of her free time trying to research Scrooge's old adventures with Donald, as well as the Duck family tree. She provides information about some of the artifacts in the pilot, namely the Gong of Pixiu, Captain Peghook, the Deus Ex Calibur and the headless man-horse, though that last one is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Mundane Luxury: One of her goals in life is to eat a hamburger. In fact, the triplets offering to get her one leads her to conclude that they're her best friends.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Her dramatic declaration that one day, "I'm going to eat... a hamburger!" as she strikes an adventurous pose similar to the Scrooge McDuck statue directly behind her, is made of this. Later she treats a ride on a regular city bus as one of the most exciting things she has ever done.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Webby has the average build of someone being around 10-years-old, but she has proven to be stronger than she looks — being able to take on and win against adults.
  • Mysterious Past: While it's known that her grandmother raised and trained her in Scrooge's mansion, it's unknown what happened to Webby's parents.
  • Nice Girl: Webby may be strange and have poor social skills, but she's nonetheless sweet and caring.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • In "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", when Webby is trying to untie Lena, she accidentally trips backwards and hits the stagelights. This tips off the Beagle Boys to Webby's presence and gets both her and the Triplets captured.
    • Dewey probably wouldn't have started having doubts, culminating in him trying to stop Webby from entering the Garden of Selene, if Webby herself didn't keep bringing up the idea that Della betrayed Scrooge and Donald or otherwise selfishly put them into harm's way.
    • In "Jaw$!" because Webby blabbed that Scrooge's #1 Dime isn't in the vault, the money shark decided to leave the vault, go look for it, and cause havoc doing so.
  • Night-Vision Goggles: Webby owns a pair the glows bright green.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Lampshaded when she turns the page of a book a stranger is reading entitled "The Joy of Personal Space." If a stranger invades her personal space though, she is liable to get violent.
  • No Social Skills: Before she met the nephews she never had any friends. So she's a bit...overeager in her social skills.
    • This causes major problems in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser". She tries to defend Scrooge and calm down the boys .... only for her to let it slip, that "giving an expectant mother an experimental rocket was clearly a terrible idea". Naturally it makes things worse as Scrooge lashes at her too — outright claiming she's not family. Which causes Mrs. Beakley to turn on Scrooge too.
  • No, You: When Huey dismisses the Terra-Firmians as "ridiculous", Webby retorts "You're ridiculous!"
  • Not So Above It All: Even she is charmed by Gladstone despite the fact that she is a prime expert on Scrooge McDuck, and his work values.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" when realizing that Lena just brought her to Ma Beagle's birthday party.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: She dons one in "Daytrip of Doom!" when she realizes that her crazy antics might have given the bus driver enough motivation to kick her and the boys off the bus.
  • Omniglot: She knows a lot of languages, including dead languages like Old Norse.
  • One of the Boys: When the triplets were heading off to Funzo's, they say, "Come on, boys!" Webby initially thinks she's not being included. Dewey makes a point of asking if she's coming when she doesn't seem to join them. It doesn't hurt that she's an Action Girl with little experience outside of situations of peril.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • After finding out the possibility that Lena betrayed them, Webby becomes snappish and irritable. She also fights Magica with more brutality than she did with Black Heron.
    • If Webby, the main Hero-Worshipper of Scrooge McDuck, decides to side against him, you know the duck has done something wrong or is acting weird.
  • Pals with Jesus: She has an autographed photo of the demon Rakshasa signed, "Love, Rakky".
  • The Paranoiac: As a result of Beakley's intense training, Webby is quick to assume that any surprises are some kind of trap or sneak attack.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Downplayed, she's a Tomboy with a Girly Streak who primarily wears pink and purple.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: When Webby and Launchpad do a chest bump, it's Launchpad who's knocked over, despite being much larger and heavier than her. Webby is just that strong.
  • The Pollyanna: Webby believes in the best of people. Beakley even states that her optimism is her main strength.
  • Power of Friendship: In "Jaw$!" she believes it can stop the money shark. It does. This is despite being explicitly told by Lena that it isn't a thing.
  • Properly Paranoid: It may look like Webby was being paranoid when she attacked Funso during "Daytrip of Doom!", but since it was actually the Beagle Boys in the costume trying to kidnap the kids, it was a good thing she did that.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Downplayed, her regular outfit is a combination of pink and purple shades, but Webby is much more Badass in this series.
  • Raised by Grandparents: As Mrs. Beakley stated, "[She] has enough excitement caring for Webby".
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She went all-out on Magica for taking Lena away from her.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: As Louie says, her skills make her a great asset on adventures and treasure hunts, but she has no idea how to relax and be a normal kid.
  • Saying Too Much: When Dewey gets cornered by Scrooge's security bot, it's intruder warning starts to get a little too specific...
    "Bot": Hello intruder, you are cornered. Perhaps you shouldn't have pushed your brothers away. Maybe appreciate that fact, because certain people would do anything to have siblings. No one you know. Certain...hypothetical people.
    Dewey: (Face Palm) Webby, you can come out. [Webby opens up the bot's hatch and nervously chuckles]
  • Screaming Woman: Downplayed. Webby and Lena quite understandably lapse into this trope for a second after Huey and Louie get eaten by the money shark in "Jaw$".
  • Secret Keeper: She's the only one who knows about Dewey's quest to learn what happened to the triplets' mother and helps him with finding information.
  • Sensory Overload: In "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", Webby is so overwhelmed by being in the ancestral home of the McDucks that she undergoes "joy overload" and is unable to do anything but gibber incoherently. She doesn't snap out of it until they're already leaving and it'll be another five years before they can come back.
  • Serious Business: In "Daytrip of Doom!" while the kids play with dart guns, Webby really gets into it. She boobytraps the hall, uses night-vision goggles, and ambushes the nephews from the ceiling. And there are no safe zones...
  • Shipper on Deck: For Fenton and Gandra Dee, as she helps set up a romantic atmosphere for the couple along with Huey.
  • Slipped the Ropes: During "Daytrip of Doom!" she slips from her ropes as soon as she's tied, saying that it's "being captured 101." When asked by the triplets why she kept it secret, she says it's because she felt bad that her survival instincts got them into trouble.
  • The Smart Guy: Due to years of being locked up in McDuck Manor, she took up researching Scrooge's adventures as a hobby. As such, she has an almost encyclopedic knowledge about him, his adventures, and the artifacts he's found.
  • So Proud of You: Beakley praises Webby for using a slipstitch net against Ma Beagle in "Daytrip of Doom!"
  • Squee!:
    • Her reaction to Scrooge announcing their adventure on the submarine, showing that she still retains a girly side despite being much more of a tomboy in this series.
    • Does this for the entire episode of "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!".
  • Stalker Without a Crush: She is really interested in Scrooge, to the point that he's a little weirded out.
  • Stock "Yuck!": She discovers how disgusting buttermilk is in "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!". That doesn't stop her from attempting to drink it (and spit it out) the second time.
  • Strong and Skilled: A Pint-Sized Powerhouse who has been expertly trained by her grandmother, a retired spy.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • From "McMystery at McDuck McManor!":
      Webby: Hey, guys! Every year, I brush up on my survivor skills on a secret island-
      Beakley: Ahem!
      Webby: I-I mean, a, a, a regular island where young warriors definitely don't combat the forces of nature and each other. (a grenade rolls out of her pack; she kicks it away) Y-you know, it's girl stuff.
    • Webby tells Lena in "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck" that she wasn't trying to collect a sample of Scrooge's saliva. A flask then falls off her pocket.
  • Sweet Tooth: In "The House of the Lucky Gander!", she gets all excited upon seeing a chocolate fountain served at the buffet. And then in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", she is the first to rush into the mountain's resort town because it had a churro stand.
  • Throw the Book at Them: In "The Great Dime Chase", Dewey and Webby defend themselves against Quackfaster by throwing several books at her, the old librarian catching them all with ease.
  • Token Houseguest: Webby is the only member of the main cast who isn't a part of the McDuck bloodline or on Scrooge's payroll.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: In the original series, she was very much a Girly Girl, but in this reboot, she is far more of a tomboy, albeit one with a prominent girly streak. She's an adventuring enthusiast who is the most capable in a fight of all the kids. She also has a bit of a violent edge.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: As said above, she is far less of a girly-girl than the original Webby, but still retains a noteworthy girly side all the same. She wears hairbows and pleated skirts, loves ponies, and admits to Dewey that part of the reason she covers her notebooks in glitter is because it makes them pretty.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She has a bit of a violent edge.
    • When the nephews arrive at McDuck Manor, she kidnaps, ties them up and interrogates them.
    • In "Daytrip of Doom!", when the kids play with dart guns, she takes it way too seriously by setting up booby traps and creating a PTSD ridden ex-Special Forces character for herself.
    • When faced with a angry store manager she seems to think that Louie indicating for her to be quiet is him telling her to attack the manager with a spork. Thankfully she doesn't go through with it.
    • She remarks she plans to break every bone in Ma Beagle's body. Or just tie her up. She's okay with either.
    • She's given a lot of thought towards how she'd like to die.
    • When the idea of starting a Scrooge McDuck fan club comes to her, her first thought is to have all the members take a blood oath. She then immediately tries to do one with Lena.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: In "The Shadow War!", Webby shows no ill feelings about Scrooge for his heartbreaking words from the previous episode and is all too willing to forgive him.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Invoked in "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!". Scrooge says a bunch of stuff about Webby, like her being a Damsel in Distress, to get Black Heron to underestimate her and let her guard down.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Scrooge. She is his biggest fangirl, Hero-Worshipper, and staunch supporter when others begin to question him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Thanks to her getting them kicked off the bus in "Daytrip of Doom!" the kids had to walk to Funso's Fun Zone, leading to the Beagle Boys spotting them and deciding to kidnap them.
  • Waif-Fu: She may be a small grade-school aged girl, but thanks to Beakley's training, she's able to take on opponents twice her size.
  • Was It All a Lie?: She is crushed to learn that Lena was Magica's spy, never her friend, and a traitor. Later, however, she says she believes Lena was real to her, and that's all that matters.
  • We Need a Distraction: She says this word for word in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" when the kids plan to get the last piece of paper from the car without the adults finding out. They all turn to Louie.
    Louie: (weary sigh) Fine. Just follow my lead.
  • Weapon of Choice: She makes frequent use of a grappling hook gun. However, her most common "weapon of choice" is empty-handed Martial Arts, taught to her by Mrs Beakley; taught so well in fact she is able to take down an adult armed with a sword.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She all but asks What Were You Thinking? in regards to Lena wanting to crash a Beagle Boys party. She also gets hurt when Lena wants her to abandon the triplets.
    • Looks both heartbroken and pissed when Scrooge yells at her that she's not part of his family, although she later seems to feel sorry for him having to leave him all alone in the mansion.
    • She glares at Louie for not being able to pay them due to using up all the money they earned and sending Storkules into a Heroic BSoD.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", after leaving unnoticed by the triplets because of Dewey and Louie fighting and Huey trying to stop it, Lena tries to persuade Webby to abandon them, citing them leaving her to go boat riding, but Webby stays to come up with a plan.

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