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"You kids are nothing but trouble...curse me kilts, have I missed trouble!"
Voiced By: David Tennant

"I'm Scrooge McDuck! I made my name by being tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties! And I made my money square!"

The world's richest duck. Once a world famous adventurer, Scrooge has seemingly retired. But the arrival of his nephew Donald and great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie has re-sparked his old ambitions.


  • The Ace: Not only the richest duck in the world, but with a host of famous accomplishments and discoveries under his belt. The triplets are all very excited to meet him for varying reasons. His Ace-ness is such that Zeus, king of the gods, threw a tantrum and banished him from Ithaquack because he felt inferior to Scrooge. Goldie puts him in various tight situations she fully expects him to be able to get out of because, "You're Scrooge McDuck". Magica goes further, calling him "the world's greatest adventurer" and a "shrewd, conquering, hero of legend."
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade:
    • The Spear of Selene incident which both estranged him from Donald and led him to give up adventuring for a decade.
    • In the comics he had a very good relationship with his father Fergus. Here their relationship is severely strained, even more so than his one with Donald.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Much like the original cartoon, Scrooge's greedy miser persona and more immoral qualities are noticeably toned down here:
    • In the original comics, he became estranged from his family because he became too greedy and ruthless — before the events of "Christmas on Bear Mountain", Donald had only met Scrooge once before as a child — the day he severed ties with Hortense and Matilda. Here it's implied he never became that greedy note  as he seems to have been on good terms with his family especially Donald .... before the Spear of Selene.
    • At the end of the pilot, Scrooge brings back The Jewel of Atlantis, which he offers as a source of clean energy to power all of Duckburg for the next fifty years, provided they sign up with McDuck Water and Electric. This establishes Scrooge, while still vain and money-minded, as interested in cultivating a philanthropic public image, which he otherwise never attempted to do before.
    • Likewise, in "The Great Dime Chase!", Scrooge defends his employees against a board of directors who want to lay them off for better corporate management and downsizing. Scrooge in the comics tended to be shown as an exploitative boss who hired cheap because he could get them to do dangerous jobs for little pay and zero insurance (and his bringing along his family for adventures was often little more than press-ganging them as cheap free labour as it was for family bonding), but his defending his employees (who are made eccentric and more or less unemployable in anybody else's eyes) makes him come off as a Benevolent Boss, especially when he admits that, actually, they're all completely insane.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: His dialogue is peppered with this, particularly "bless me bagpipes" or "curse me kilts". He has a few Minced Oaths that follow this, such as "that gelatinous jalopy" or "you sourpuss sorceress!" This habit was even termed "Scrooge-y Alliteration" by Della.
  • Adult Fear:
    • He is clearly worried Dewey's headstrong actions will get him killed during "Woo-oo!", so he's doing his best to keep him safe; his original plan was for the kids to stay by the sub while he scouted ahead but Dewey impulsively ran ahead.
    • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!": Having two of the children you're watching over get separated from you and learning that they may be in the vicinity of a malevolent person.
    • At the beginning of "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!", Scrooge tells Webby that she can't come with him on the rescue mission for her grandmother because this is not their usual adventure, this is deadly serious. He's none too happy when he finds out she stowed-away anyway and he has no choice but to let her join him. His worries about getting her involved prove justified later on when after they get caught by Black Heron, she tells Mrs. Beakley to surrender the bounce formula or else she'll kill Webby.
    • It's implied throughout "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Scrooge is suffering from PTSD when his friends and family are put in trouble, especially whenever someone questions his ability to keep another safe. This is all because he failed to save Della.
    • His niece, after having her kids, steals a new vehicle from him and disappears. And he can't do anything to save her, because all the efforts to follow her prove fruitless, and Scrooge ends up isolating his family as a result. Then his entire family abandons him over a large misunderstanding. And he can't even explain himself properly.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: He loves exploring ancient ruins to find treasure.
  • Affluent Ascetic: "I'm Scrooge McDuck! I don't spend one PENNY more than I need to!" Accepting his standard of "need" (which includes protections against magic antagonists and travel to the most distant parts of the globe), he speaks the truth.
  • Age Lift: Rather than advance his origins away from his classic incarnations to fit a more modern timeline, this version of Scrooge hails from the same era of history as his original counterparts and is at least 145 years old.
  • Alone with the Psycho: In "The Shadow War Part 1" it takes a while for Scrooge to realize that it wasn't exactly Lena attacking him — it was Magica.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • Scrooge and Goldie spent five years stuck in a glacier, unable to move, and fully conscious. He doesn't seem to have minded all that much, though.
    • At the end of "The Shadow War Part 1", Magica seals Scrooge inside his Number One dime, the face changing to show him, beak parted.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He hates all kinds of magic: curses, incantations, card tricks...
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: His relationship with Donald is extremely turbulent to say the least. By his own admission he sees Donald as a "moocher who lives in my pool and eats my food" who drives him crazy and yet he cares about him more than anyone else in the world because he's family!
  • Back in the Saddle: He stopped his adventuring sometime before the series starts, but the triplets galvanize him into deciding to get back into the action. He might be old, but that doesn't stop him from being a skilled adventurer.
  • Badass Boast: "You grab a club from a Scotsman's hands, you best be prepared to knock him out with it!" The fact that it's Dewey he's yelling it at makes it a bit tougher to listen to, but still.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: A downplayed example in "Last Christmas!"; after the Ghost of Christmas of Past takes him to where he can finally take a break from his family and responsibilities, he quickly becomes sick of it and decides to go home.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Goldie have a love-hate relationship with each other. They are mutually attracted to each other, but Goldie is more than willing to trick Scrooge to get the treasure all for herself, and Scrooge is not easily tricked.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite being grumpy he's a rather nice boss despite his employees' many faults and wouldn't hear twice about firing them even if it meant saving costs by downsizing his company (i.e Scrooge won't lay off his employees):
    • He keeps Launchpad despite the fact he's a horrible driver — and once paid for his hospital bill when he ate too many hotdogs. We later find that he actually admires Launchpad for being as crazy and dangerous as he is, this fondness being great enough apparently for him to overlook and even sometimes pay for Launchpad's accidents.
    • Gyro is very brilliant but also very rude to just about everyone — but Scrooge's reaction is to just gently remind him to be polite to others.
    • He was such a great boss to his late butler, Duckworth that he eventually came back as a ghost just to serve him.
    • To Fenton, he pays for his hospital bill without even knowing him and shows him more respect and encouragement than Gyro ever did.
  • Berserk Button: He has several:
    • Don't tell him he "used to be a big deal".
    • Never insinuate he's uncaring towards his family. Louie telling him the above just annoyed him, Dewey telling him the latter enraged him.
    • Trying to blame him for the Spear of Selene isn't a good idea either.
      • Della Duck. He's effectively unpersoned her by hiding every picture of her and belonging she had hidden away in a secret room in his archives. According to Webby, some junkmail for her showed up at the mansion, so Scrooge bought the post office and arranged it so the unlucky post man never came again. The fact she stole the Spear of Selene might have something to do with it. It's eventually revealed that he blames himself for her loss, since he built the spaceship in question and she used it before he was ready.
    • He has zero tolerance for laziness and mooching — Louie found that out first-hand.
    • Question his business expenses or the necessity of his staff? He will go into very angry rants on why they are necessary.
    • Do not suggest that he made his fortune by any other means than hard work.
    • Don't take a golf club out of his hands unless you are prepared to knock him out with it!
    • He's a very proud Scotsman so don't you dare get the country mixed up with Ireland.
    • He hates all types of magic as he sees the supernatural as shortcut to success.
    • Don't talk about his age. Or say that he is so old. Very, very old. (He nearly came close to punching Donald out for saying exactly that, only to be stopped by Huey.)
    • Do not try to keep him away from his family Just ask the Ghost of Christmas Past, whom Scrooge left to rot for attempting it
    • Do not mention Santa Claus or set up any images of him in his home.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • As revealed by The Last Crash of the Sunchaser, the board made Scrooge stop searching for Della as it was too expensive, so when it comes to them sacking his staff, Scrooge makes a threat - sounding completely like he isn't making a threat - that if they sack Gyro and Quackfaster, then the two will come after the members for revenge. The casual way he says it implies that he would not stop them either.
    • His response to the Ghost of Christmas Past selfishly forcing him to hang out with just him all the time? Leave him all alone in the past.
  • Big Eater: In "The Shadow War - Part 1", it's been three days since his family moved out and Scrooge has like 300 pizza boxes lying around his house.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Scrooge uses a nonverbal one where he strikes his cane to make a gavel-like boom. It's usually a sign that he's on his last good nerve.
  • Birthday Hater: Scrooge is a Downplayed example; he's doesn't hate his birthday, but he doesn't like people celebrating the fact that he's older than everyone he knows. He prefers that everybody leaves him alone so he can spend the day doing absolutely nothing.
  • Blatant Lies: In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" he claims to be happy after Donald and the boys go back to the marina and Beakley, Webby and Duckworth take an extended leave of absence, leaving Scrooge all alone. He is very clearly not happy.
  • Black and Gray Morality: While still having shades of altruism, Scrooge can surprisingly fall into gray moral areas at times. In fact, as of "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!", it's revealed that his whole rivalry with Glomgold was caused by Scrooge's questionable ethics.
  • Boring, but Practical: While he's still got a number of fancy manoeuvres, he prefers to avoid unnecessary road bumps and complications on his expeditions, such as trying to go around three dangerous locations on the journey to Atlantis. Given that one of his mantras is "Work smarter, not harder," this isn't necessarily a surprise.
    • Applies to those he employs and why keeps them around, as he admits out to his board that many of his most trusted employees are probably all nuts, and getting rid of them is probably way worse than just keeping them on payroll, and by proxy, making sure Scrooge is keeping an eye on them.
    • During his prospector days, he eventually ended up making more money selling equipment and supplies to fellow prospectors than finding actual gold.
    • He has his own film studio, but he mainly uses to film training films (starring Donald) for his own company since film-making is very risky and expensive, and by his own admission he hasn't been to picture-house since the thirties. He eventually pulls the plug on a "Darkwing Duck" blockbuster when the production becomes an unsalvageable money sink.
  • Brave Scot: You can't become a capitalist adventurer without this trope.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: A downplayed version of this trope. When Magica gets ahold of Gyro, she asks Scrooge if he is a good friend or just a business acquaintance. Scrooge bluntly states that he is the latter, but given that Magica was out to destroy everything Scrooge cared about, it could also very well be the former. Even though the whole exchange is Played for Laughs, it's clear that Gyro is hurt.
  • Broken Ace: In spite of his many talents and achievements, he was (at the start of the series at least) estranged from his remaining family and despite all the resources at his disposal was never able to rescue Della from space. When the nephews come into his life, his desire to live up to his impossible reputation is a source of conflict because of his Pride.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • Dewey feels this way about Scrooge at first, especially when the latter starts whining about his family, but it changes when Scrooge reveals his lighter side.
    • At the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" Scrooge becomes this to the triplets, and even Webby, after they find out about the Spear of Selene.
  • Butt-Monkey: Scrooge becomes one in "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!", enduring the humiliation and hilarious gags which is usually Donald's lot. He doesn't even have anything to do with defeating the Evil Plant (though he does free himself on his own, using his cane like a sword).
  • Catchphrase: Whenever Scrooge falls into bad habits and wants to adventure solo, he says some variation of “Nobody helped me then, and I don’t need help now!”
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Apparently the only reason he can dive into his money bin without hitting the surface as though it were the ground is because he spent years upping his muscle strength and dexterity. It's a power unique to him (and one he's famous for in-universe, for that matter), while all other characters follow normal physics and must walk on it or, as in the case of Louie, very laboriously trudge through it.
  • Children Raise You: Chances are Scrooge really would have ended up the cold, selfish old miser he's often accused of being if the job of Donald and Della's foster father hadn't been dumped into his lap. It also takes his grandnephews entering his life to pull Scrooge out of the stew of self-pity Della's disappearance left him in for ten years.
  • Collector of the Strange: He has amassed a lot of artifacts in his years of adventuring before the Triplets arrive. Setting off the spooky artifacts in his garage drives most of the action of the first half of the pilot.
  • Comfort Food: In "The Shadow War", after everyone leaves him in the previous episode, Scrooge drowns his sorrows in pizza. Lots of pizza.
  • Competition Freak: He treats a family game night as Serious Business, trying to outsmart his family members the same way he outsmarts his various enemies.
  • Control Freak: He tends to get frustrated and annoyed when the kids run off contrary to his instructions — this is because he couldn't get Della to come back and he doesn't want a repeat with the kids.
  • Cool Old Guy: Switches between this and Grumpy Old Man, depending on the circumstances. But, as this trope, he's an experienced explorer who takes the four main children on daring adventures. He also takes a shine towards hiring a bunch of lunatics and eccentrics.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": He throws out his back in "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!", a harsh reminder that he really is getting old. Justified as he had to keep a bad, hunching posture in order to help Donald keep up his facade. Being thrashed around in the final battle puts his spine into proper shape again.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He spends a lot of money on magical defenses:
    Scrooge McDuck: Do you have any idea how many vengeance curses I have on my head?note 
  • Create Your Own Villain: "The Ballad of Duke Baloney" reveals he was inadvertently responsible for Glomgold becoming a villain. When Glomgold's younger self gave him a spat shine, Scrooge tried to replicate his own experience by giving the boy his own #1 Dime. Instead, Glomgold saw it as the richest duck in the world trying to cheat him out of his deserved pay and vowed to get revenge by becoming richer than Scrooge, and pickpocketed Scrooge's money clip which contained $ 2 million to start his own empire.
  • Daddy Issues: His father Fergus is still alive in this continuity and they do not get along. In fact their relationship is a mirror image of Donald and Scrooge from the pilot.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His main colors are red and black, which is mostly a color used by villains, but Scrooge is more of a noble person who cares for his family.
  • Dating Catwoman: Scrooge and Goldie's interactions are similar to Batman and Catwoman's interactions. Despite their mutual attraction for eachother, Goldie continuously tries to steal from and scam Scrooge, who doesn't trust her one little bit. Scrooge comes out ahead but Goldie always manages to get away in the end.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being the most experienced member of the cast, he has his moments.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He's very grumpy and antisocial in the first half of the premiere. He cheers up considerably during the second half.
  • Desecrating the Dead: He did this sort of thing to Mallardy's Skeleton in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!", only for Huey to call him out on it.
  • The Determinator: It took a lot of persistence for Scrooge to become as rich as he is. Then there's the fact that he spent over a decade sending rockets to orbit to search for Della and only stopped because his board of directors made him as he nearly bankrupted himself and his company doing so.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • He is completely blindsided when the nephews turn on him after he tells them about the Spear of Selene and as such he's unable to control his temper.
    • He didn't expect that the Ghost of Christmas Past was really planning to keep him in a time loop so that they can be together forever. He thought he was being taught a lesson about what Christmas really is.
    • He is left in stunned silence when he and the kids find Della at the door of his mansion.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: In his attempt to explain about the Spear of Selene he ends up angering everyone who listens, because Della Duck is his Berserk Button.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He has a moment of this when he sees Goldie after she's changed into her adventuring gear. (He did not have this reaction to her in a slinky gold dress, so apparently Scrooge has a type.)
  • Does Not Like Magic: Scrooge considers magic "a shortcut to hard work," according to Webby. He doesn't even allow spellbooks in his mansion. Then again, considering how often Scrooge deals with the supernatural, he's probably just being cautious.
  • Doting Parent: Uncle in this case. Scrooge built the Spear of Selene as a surprise gift for Della so that the family could go out into space.
  • Do Wrong, Right:
    • After the kids inadvertently awaken several ancient evils and almost get him killed twice, Scrooge concludes that the kids are nothing but trouble... and boy has he missed trouble. He then figures that he should teach them how to get into trouble properly, and invites them in on his adventures.
    • When the triplets are using Nerf guns, he looks like he's about to scold Dewey about using them indoors, except he's actually suggesting that his great-nephew not be a Screaming Warrior (so as to not lose the element of surprise).
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • So very much averted. The nephews immediately blame Scrooge for their mom's absence and it takes days and a talking down to from Mrs. Beakley before they decide to forgive him.
    • Played straight in "Last Christmas!" where the Ghost of Christmas Past is quick to forgive him despite Scrooge leaving him to rot in the past and becoming a wendigo as a result. Granted, Past was asking for it.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", he reveals that after failing to climb up to the summit of Mount Neverrest, he got the humiliating nickname "Neverrest Ninny". Although nobody knows that the Ninny is the same person as the richest duck in the world, Scrooge still thinks he can Never Live It Down unless he can actually climb the mountain.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!"
    • The triplets gush about the many past exploits of "the most exciting duck of all time!" followed by a Description Cut of Scrooge himself looking bored to death at a tedious business meeting regarding the actual running of his corporate empire, showing that while Scrooge is a self-made trillionaire, he doesn't enjoy the actual business of making money as much as he enjoys adventuring. Yet, he's retired from and dearly misses his adventuring days.
    • After He's Back, he defeats a ghost pirate that the kids accidentally released in less than a minute.
      Scrooge: Oi beastie! What's it gonna take to shuffle you off to the afterlife?
      Ghost Pirate: The head of Scrooge McDuck!
      Scrooge: [in a tone that just screams Bring It] Would you settle for his hat?
    • Dragging Louie off to show him the value of a hard day's work as well as explaining exactly why he can spend his money as he pleases but Louie needs to earn his keep in "The Great Dime Chase" shows that he has a deep set hatred towards moochers, layabouts, and those who try to get something for nothing. It gets further cemented in his frosty interactions with Gladstone, who rides through life due to being Born Lucky without having to work for anything or better himself.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's already a master explorer by the time the story starts.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In the first part of "Woo-oo!", Scrooge is admonishing his nephews and Webby for sneaking into the garage. To make a point, he accidentally hits a cursed gong. The kids respond with a gasp, which causes Scrooge to dismissively explain how the gong only releases a curse after being hit three times before realizing...
    "...And you already hit it two times, didn't ya?"
  • Failed a Spot Check: He is so depressed in "The Shadow War Part 1" that he doesn't catch onto Lena attempting to drug him, or her talking of great revenge schemes.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride. It's nearly cost him three times so far. His bravado to succeed in The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest almost gets him, Huey, Dewey, and Webby killed, while The Missing Links of Moorshire has it almost ruin their chances at escaping being turned to stone. His not wanting to face up to the loss of his niece in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser! leaves Huey, Louie, Dewey, and Webby with the impression that Scrooge stood idly by and refused to lift a finger to save Della after she had stolen The Spear of Selene to take it on an unauthorized test flight and became lost in space (had he just been able to spit it out, they'd all have learned that that was absolutely not the case -- that he actually had to in the end be physically restrained from mounting any more rescue attempts by his board of directors). This caused all of them to desert Scrooge — with Duckworth leaving for good measure.
    • To quote Frank Angones' Tumblr response to "The Ballad of Duke Baloney":
    Scrooge’s biggest failings are ego and overconfidence. Scrooge believed he was doing something great for a fellow shoeshine; there is NOTHING more valuable to Scrooge than a Number One Dime. But his ego prevented him from realizing that not every young entrepreneur is like he was. Some are lousy schemers who don’t believe in making money square. Duke never had it in him to be a Scrooge, but Scrooge believes he can change that via his own mythologized origins. And then his ego got the best of him when Duke threw the dime back in his face and he ended up in a shouting match with a child ... he ended up enabling a dark version of himself to become a lifelong enemy ... he can’t stand the idea that he was ever bested by Glomgold ... so he stupidly agrees to a bet that he’s SO SURE he can win. After all, he’s Scrooge McDuck! (Beware of people who refer to themselves in the third person; they’re overcompensating for something).
  • Fearless Fool: He was shown to be this during his first mission with Beakley in "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!", charging headfirst into Black Heron's hideout, loudly announcing his presence, and even eating a berry to test if it was poisonous (it wasn't, but it was still a bad idea).
  • Fish out of Water: Having never seen a movie since the 1930s, he thinks color films are a trend and insists the villain must have a mustache to twirl.
  • Forgiveness:
    • After days alone and being trapped in his own dime by Magica, Scrooge holds no ill will to his family for leaving him. Subsequently, they forgive him for Della's fate when Beakley reveals that he almost bankrupted his company in his quest to find her.
    • In "Last Christmas!", Scrooge forgives the Ghost of Christmas Past for his attempt to trap him in a time loop to keep him to himself, upon seeing that he turned into a wendigo from despair after leaving him all alone in the past in retaliation for said attempt. In return, the spirit forgives Scrooge for abandoning him when he wishes to keep spending Christmas with him.
  • Freudian Excuse: His father Fergus was never openly impressed by Scrooge's achievements or gave him open affection resulting in Scrooge's prickly personality.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: When he had to choose between his fortune or saving Della, he chose to save Della to the point he nearly emptied his Money Bin (the money he made personally) and almost drove his company into bankruptcy until the Board forced his hand.
  • Friend to All Children: Zig-zagged, he tends to be very awkward around children, but he's usually polite and encouraging towards them .... as long as they're not acting bratty. When Duke Baloney began acting all huffy over being paid a dime for a spat shine, Scrooge lost his temper and said he regretted trying to be nice to the boy.
  • Furry Baldness: He has thicker feathers around the sides of his head than other male ducks, seemingly to simulate male pattern baldness. Confirmed by Goldie O'Gilt in "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck" when Scrooge dons the top hat for the first time, noting that it covers his bald spot.
  • Generation Xerox: Him and his dad are estranged just like Scrooge is with Donald. And they've been that way for over a century.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: Well, "Adventure Capitalist" since he's a Self-Made Man, but the trope still applies since he's extremely wealthy and could live in wealth and luxury if he wanted to, but he prefers to be In Harm's Way.
  • Get Out!: When Dewey throws Scrooge's "family is nothing but trouble" back in his face, Scrooge gets angry and yells this at the kids. Very loudly. Twice.
  • Go to Your Room!: As he is carried off into the sky by the gold-eating dragon in "Woo-oo!", he shouts to the kids "TO YOUR ROOOOOOOMS...!".
  • Good Is Not Soft: Scrooge is generally a nice guy and can be quite forgiving even to hated foes if they are repentant or rendered harmless, but at the same time he can be quite merciless towards his enemies if he thinks the situation calls for it, and won't be likely to lose any sleep over the deaths or fates worse than death that he may end up subjecting them to. For some examples:
    • Early in the series Scrooge notes matter-of-factly that many people have died cursing his name.
    • His extremely turbulent relationship with Donald is the exact opposite of what he has with the kids — even when Donald forgives him over Della's disappearance they still snipe, bicker, and snark at each other.
    • Beakley, Webby and Scrooge have no problem using lethal force against Black Heron.
    • When the Ghost of Christmas Past tries to trap him in a time loop to keep him to himself, he abandons the spirit in the past without a second thought, condemning him to rot there for many years. Scrooge is saddened when he finds out the spirit ended up going crazy and turning into a Wendigo, and readily reconciles once Past recovers, but he makes no apology for his actions either.
  • Greed: Actually downplayed despite it being one his most defining traits — at most it's played for laughs. His Xanadu-like mansion would've been considered a frivolous waste by his comic counterpart. Perhaps a case of Society Marches On ever since 2008 when the Great Recession hit and income inequality became a hot button issue. Though it becomes more prominent as the show goes on — the prime example is when we find out he uses the same teabag for a month — he enjoys it because he can "taste the savings".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" he soon gets jealous of Dewey's golf ability once the latter starts to perform better than him.
  • The Grinch: Subverted. "Last Christmas" initially makes it seem like he hates Christmas and appears to be setting up Yet Another Christmas Carol, complete with the "Bah, humbug!" line, but it turns out to be an act (accept for the part about hating Santa for...some reason). He not only enjoys Christmas, but spends each year with the the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future visiting the best Christmas parties in history.
  • Grumpy Bear: Before the triplets come to his life, he was pretty much what you'd expect from someone named Scrooge. At the end of "Woo-Oo!", he's back to his adventurous - if not reckless - positive self.
  • Grumpy Old Man: To Donald and just Donald — especially in "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice" where Scrooge complains about the Three Caballeros exactly like a cranky old neighbor would.
  • Guile Hero: While he's certainly quite capable physically, Scrooge knows this is of limited usefulness against many of the supernatural foes he faces. Yet he tends to handle them just as confidently and competently, with his wealth of knowledge expertly working out various means to negate their abilities or even make them defeat themselves. It helps that many such beings are prone to making deals, taking on challenges, etc. that Scrooge can take advantage of.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: He doesn't care what his guests get up to as long as it doesn't personally inconvenience him, including cutthroat war games in the hallway outside his bedroom.
  • Harmless Freezing: Scrooge and Goldie were frozen in a block of ice for five years, and apparently suffered no ill effects (other than Scrooge's broken heart after Goldie left him). Scrooge claims that he was kept warm by his hatred of Goldie (which soon evolved into something else).
  • Hats Off to the Dead: In the episode "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains", Scrooge tearfully takes off his hat when he thinks Goldie has just plummeted to her death into boiling molten gold. This immediately allows Glomgold to knock him out with a pickaxe to the head and capture him.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Played for drama; when Scrooge gets really angry it's not a good sign. It usually means one of his Berserk Button s have been hit — usually something related to his Pride. And when he gets angry he usually ends up hurting those closest to him. Luckily, he's able to usually apologize and make amends. The key word is usually; in "The Last Crash of the Sun Chaser" he's so hurt by the accusations he was too cold-hearted and stingy to find Della, the tongue-lashing that ensues drives every one away.
  • He's Back:
    • After a period of implied hermetic retreat where a headline notes that he hung up his spats, Scrooge is making a comeback:
    Scrooge: I'm back...Uncharted territory...bold new discoveries!
    • Once Scrooge is released from being trapped in his Number One dime, he's back in his full glory, and he thanks Magica for bringing the family all together again.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • After Goldie falls into the molten gold, Scrooge is so shocked that he doesn't fight back, so Glomgold can easily knock him out and tie him up to his Death Trap.
    • Went into a prolonged long after Della disappeared and the Board pulled the plug on his efforts to find her.
    • After the events of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" Scrooge is not in the best condition since his family and friends (except for Launchpad) have walked out on him, to the point that Magica-in-Lena's-body is alone in the mansion with him and he doesn't even care.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He prides himself on making his fortune square, unlike Glomgold. At the end of the pilot, he offers the Jewel of Atlantis as a clean source of renewable energy for Duckburg on behalf of his company.
  • Honorary Uncle:
    • Becomes one to Webby at the end of "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!".
    • Donald's cousins Gladstone and Fethry both address Scrooge as their uncle despite not technically being related to him.note 
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: He's considers Donald "a moocher who lives in [his] pool and eat [his] food" yet never once does he throw him out or charge him rent.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He brushes off Beakley's frustration from the triplets and Webby wreaking havoc in the manor, saying that "[they've] all got to make sacrifices." When he catches Donald using his private bathroom, however, McDuck lays down a new law: Everything goes, except for inconveniencing him.
  • I Own This Town: He has the deed to the land on which the city of Duckburg rests. He leases it out to the town for a tidy profit. The Beagle Boys hate him for this because they claim he stole the deed from Grandpa Beagle (albeit Grandpa Beagle had stolen it himself).
  • Innocently Insensitive: In "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" he constantly goes on about purchasing a B.U.D.D.Y. robot or even several, failing to notice how much this bothers Launchpad even though he had no intention of replacing him.
  • It's Personal: What his relationship with Glomgold evolves into. Originally Scrooge viewed Glomgold as nothing but a distraction at best, even wanting him to be genuinely happy. It isn't until he finds out that Glomgold stole his money clip (which, according to Word of God, had $2 million in it and became the seeds of his business empire) as a boy in South Africa that Scrooge begins to hate Glomgold as much as Glomgold hates him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not the nicest guy even to people he likes. However, for a man who claims that "family is nothing but trouble" he'll do anything to protect them when they're in danger. In "Last Christmas!", he pretends to hate Christmas so he can hang out with the Ghosts of Christmas by spending other Christmases throughout history. That said, his beef against Santa Claus is no act.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • He is bitterly petty about George Mallardy, wants to outdo his success out of spite and mocks his skeleton, but does point out to the kids that he was cut loose so Mallardy could keep going and wound up with an undeserved reputation, and nearly died into the bargain.
    • It turns out that Scrooge wasn't responsible for the tragedy of the Spear of Selene, as he shouted at Donald in "Woo-oo!", at least not entirely. He had made the Spear, yes, but it was an experimental prototype meant for family trips into space. It wasn't ready beyond the testing stages, and certainly not for solo trips. Della was the one who made the choice to test out the rocket alone, after she had the triplets, only leaving a note behind for Scrooge and no word at all for Donald.
  • Jerkass Realization:
    • In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" after Scrooge's jealousy of Dewey's natural talents boils over into a shouting match, he realizes he was being petty and obviously feels guilty about it.
    • "Last Christmas!" has him realizing that spending Christmas away from your family is not okay. He has another one when he sees that the Ghost of Christmas Past turned into a wendigo as a result of being left alone by him in the past for years.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Jaw$!" Beakley tries to help Scrooge avoid it, but Scrooge pretty much seals his own punishment when he loses his cool during the interview and yells that he's glad Glomgold's office got wrecked. In the end, karma punishes Scrooge big time for his callous disregard of the collateral damage his adventures cause, as well as the fact that he's unwilling to share his wealth with his family.
  • Lonely at the Top: He's the richest duck in the world but he's unmarried and childless at an age when he should be surrounded by grandkids. His only family is his estranged nephew and his grand-nephews with whom he has no contact until the start of the series.
  • Made of Iron: Honestly, Uncle Scrooge would have been dead by the time "Woo-Oo!" was halfway through were it not for this trope.
    Scrooge: [clutching onto Flying Dragon's back] HA HA~~!! It'll take more than some fancy flyin' to shake ol' Scrooge you cash cannibal!
    [Dragon CRASHES through multiple buildings]
    Scrooge: [covered in cuts, contusions and dishevelled feathers] Wheeze.... It'll take more than a... bruised spine to shake ol' Scrooge.... ye... bad dragon dog ye!
  • Mess of Woe:
    • His mansion and especially his garage have this element before the triplets get him back in action; jewels are lying in an apple bowl, rooms lie empty while vast treasures rest in his garage, and a general air of sadness pervades the mansion until the kids start to help clean up.
    • Bitter and depressed over the fight with his family at the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", Scrooge has let himself go big time. He's wallowing around in his underwear with his mansion littered with junk food. Enough that even Magica is disappointed as she was expecting to find Scrooge - "the greatest adventurer" - not the sorry mess she sees before her, and gives him a pep talk before trying to steal his dime.
  • Minced Oaths: Scrooge uses expressions like "bless me bagpipes" and "curse me kilts", along with various creative insults towards his enemies. Many of which alliterate.
  • Misblamed: In-universe. The family blames Scrooge for building the Spear of Selene, a rocket meant for family adventures, and tempting Della into taking it. Though he should have told Donald that he had built the rocket in the first place, he didn't make Della go up in it when it was still an untested prototype, or to travel through a cosmic storm.
  • Mistaken Nationality: In "Jaw$!", during the mock interview Beakley gives Scrooge so he's prepared for what he'll be asked in the real interview, she asks him, "I love your accent. What part of Ireland are you from?" Scrooge, being a Scotsman, doesn't take kindly to that, especially when he's asked the very same question by the real interviewer.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He invokes this to the Board of Directors when he defends the competency of his staff, only for a now-insane Little Bulb to crash through the wall. At this point, Scrooge just flat-out tells the board that his staff is filled with loonies who would probably seek revenge on them if they were fired.
  • My Greatest Failure: The Spear of Selene fiasco is this: not only had he failed to keep his adventure-loving niece from stealing an untested prototype spacecraft, he couldn't bring her back to Earth, neither by talking her through the sudden space storm that appears, nor by further attempts that have him so focused on Della that he couldn't see he was about to be bankrupt, and harm the welfare of those who were employed with Scrooge. Sadly, YMMV if the Board of Directors was trying to cut Scrooge's funding either to be Cruel to Be Kind or For Your Own Good.
  • Nice Guy: During more calm situations, he's shown to be a pretty level-headed and pleasant guy to be around, and is quite friendly to others. He's even heroic in his own way, saving the lives of the assassins who tried to murder him and his family, albeit with some hesitation.
  • Nice Hat: Like previous adaptations, Scrooge wears his black top hat.
    • Back in the 60s he also wore a bowler.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", during the climatic argument, Beakley initially tries to calm the boys down, even managing to get out, "Now, boys, you don't know..." before being interrupted. Once Scrooge lashes out at Webby and snarls she isn't family, Beakley immediately goes to Webby's defense, costing Scrooge the one ally he had who not only knew the full story but could also help calm the kids down.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He made the Spear of Selene as a gift to Della to celebrate the triplets' birth. It was meant to be a surprise. Della found out and, inexplicably, decided it would be a good idea to take it for a "test flight" after leaving Scrooge a hastily written note.
  • No Hero to His Valet:
    • Both Mrs. Beakley and Donald have known the real Scrooge, who in addition to being a rich, hard-working, intelligent man, is also exploitative, insensitive, and demanding. That said, they know he has a noble side to him.
      Mrs. Beakley: [to Webby] Dear, you are safer in a sunken city with Scrooge McDuck than you are locked in a vault in Fort Knox.
    • Subverted with Launchpad. Scrooge can be pretty horrible to him, and ignores everything he says, but Launchpad, being Launchpad, never notices.
  • Noodle Incident: He's a wellspring of these:
    • Apparently he's been part of more than one rebellion if "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" is any indication.
    Scrooge: This is the dumbest rebellion I have ever been part of.
    • This includes squashing a rebellion in a "timeless demon dimension." Of which there are several.
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", he implies he had some kind of incident with Santa Claus.
    Scrooge: That man is not allowed in my house! He knows what he did.
    • Also in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!", it appears that a lot of people die cursing Scrooge's name.
    Scrooge: If I had a nickel for every person who cursed me with their dying breath, I'd be twice as rich as I already am.
    • "Last Christmas" has him reveal he is doing something to secretly keep the world-eating serpent Jörmungandr at bay.
    Scrooge: My family, my business, secretly keeping the world eating serpent Jörmungandr at bay...
  • Not So Different:
    • Scrooge and Donald do not get along, but both of them have one thing in common - they loathe Gladstone's very existence because while Scrooge has earned every penny and Donald's had a rough go of life, Gladstone just glides through life doing bugger all and getting everything.
    • He has more in common with Flintheart Glomgold, than he'd care to admit. Both of them are stubborn old goats who can't stand the idea of being second best, have easily bruised egos, never give up, even when common sense says otherwise and are both extremely cheap. But ...
  • Not So Similar: Of course, the key difference is Scrooge has morals and is surrounded by a close, devoted circle of family and friends, who can (usually) keep him grounded and from giving into his worst vices. Glomgold has no morals, cares only about himself without any friends or family.
    Scrooge: See, you could never beat me, Flinty, because I have my family to keep me grounded.
  • Old Shame: Invoked. While no one knew that Scrooge was the Neverrest Ninny, he still takes it personally how he was a laughingstock seventy-five years ago.
  • Older Than They Look: In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest", Scrooge states that he first attempted to ascend the summit 75 years prior, just after he'd earned his first million dollars. This would conservatively put Scrooge's age in this continuity as somewhere in his 90s or 100s. Then we learn that his backstory of being part of the Klondike Gold rush is still in continuity, which took place in the 1890s. He and Goldie explicitly say their time trapped in a glacier was a hundred years ago. Turns out he spent some time in a "timeless demon dimension", which slowed down his aging. Then we learn that he got his Dime in 1877, which means that if he was 10 then, he must be about 150 years old.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Scrooge and Donald's reaction when they realize they are on Ithaquack.
    • He has this reaction when Lena grabs his Dime and reveals that Magica was possessing her.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • In his previous adventures he prioritized the kids' safety over his need to accomplish his goals. In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest", Huey calls him out for tossing most of their supplies, navigating through rocky terrain that's crumbling beneath them, and not knowing when to turn back. Scrooge to his credit promises that he will keep the kids safe, but it's obvious the need to conquer the mountain is battling with his common sense. That and his younger self telling present Scrooge this as a chance at redemption from being the "Neverrest Ninny," and Huey trying to keep Scrooge safe since this need could kill Scrooge like it had many others (including the Dirty Coward who'd cut him loose nearly to his death and branded him with an undeserved reputation that haunts him to this day).
    • Scrooge has something of a cavalier attitude on danger so when he refuses to bring the kids along to rescue Mrs. Beakley from Black Heron you know something very serious is up indeed.
    • He spent huge amounts of his fortune to try and save Della. He only stopped when his vultures forced him to.
    • While fussing over a few missing coins from his Money Bin is nothing unusual for him, offering millions of dollars as a reward for capturing the thief is a clear sign that he's lost his mind.
    • When he finds Della at his doorstep, he is absolutely stunned that he drops a magical crystal quill that will guide them to greater riches, not caring that it breaks.
  • Papa Wolf: It would be unwise to harm the triplets, Donald, and Webby in front of him. Doing so is a surefire way to shorten your lifespan.
    • When Glomgold took Donald hostage in the pilot, Scrooge did not hesitate to fold and give into Glomgold's demands. Then, when he threw Donald to the ground, the look of absolute hate and disgust Scrooge levels on Glomgold for it is legendary.
    • He nearly sent himself into bankruptcy to find Della, until the Board forced his hand.
    • During "The Shadow War", Scrooge's first instinct is to protect Lena with his body when Magica attacks them.
  • Parents as People: He does love the kids, is very protective, and is adamant that even though they live in mansion they learn the value of hard work and not act like spoiled brats. That said, he's still new to being a guardian, so he's still learning the ropes — and his Pride does cloud his judgement on occasion.
    • It is clear that he loves both Donald and Della (who are basically his son and daughter) equally and dearly, but that did not stop Scrooge from committing acts that had Donald believing that Della's the favorite.
  • Parental Favoritism:
    • He raised Donald and Della after the death of their parents but, although he loves them both equally, he connected more with Della and seemed to favor her over Donald.
    • This is not a problem with Webby, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, thankfully. Scrooge seems to have learned from his mistakes.
  • Parental Neglect: Until the nephews came to the mansion, Scrooge really didn't take any interest in Webby. When Scrooge wonders why he and Webby never had their own adventure together until the "Case-Files of Agent 22", Webby replies that Mrs. Beakley gave her instructions not to bother Scrooge, and that he was too busy running his empire and wallowing in self-pity to notice her. He becomes very guilty when she points this out to him.
  • Parental Substitute: It's implied Scrooge was like a father figure for both Donald and Della. Something that's confirmed in the time travel sequence for "Last Christmas" where we see a pre-teen Donald and Della are living in the mansion and seem to have been there for sometime.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Curse you, McDuck!" He's apparently heard it so often that he claims if he had a nickel for each one he'd be twice as rich as he already is. So far Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell and George Mallardy (posthumously, anyway) have used it in-series.
  • Pooled Funds: Naturally; Scrooge diving into his money bin is the page pic for this trope. The trope has been exploited in the pilot where he survives a hundred-meter fall by landing in gold coins, as well as deconstructed in "The Great Dime Chase", where he tells Louie that the only reason why he can do it is a lot of experience - anyone else trying it would end up with a cracked skull.
  • Post-Stress Overeating: "The Shadow War - Part 1: Night of De Spell!" shows Scrooge has gorged on hundreds of pizza in the aftermath of the falling-out from the previous episode.
  • Pride: Well you don't get to become the Richest Duck in the World by settling for second place. From the very first episode, it's obvious Scrooge's pride is a driving force in his ambitions. Being told by Louie he "used to be big deal" in the pilot breaks him out of his funk and drives him to go adventuring again. It's also his Fatal Flaw as he hates being second best, and his attempts to prove otherwise nearly doom the kids and himself in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" and "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" Luckily he snaps out of it in the nick of time. His ego also causes him to be stubborn in his deeds and opinionated as to what the best course of action is. He tried to give Duke Baloney a #1 Dime like he was given as a lad out of a desire to repeat his own origin, never considering that Duke may not be the same young entrepreneur that he was and won't accept the gesture in lieu of what he considered his deserved pay.
    • Unfortunately he doesn't snap out of it at the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchasers" to tragic consequences. When the kids finally learn what about Della they immediately blame Scrooge for it and accuse him not caring about it. Unable to keep calm and explain how he nearly bankrupted his company to find her, until the Board pulled the plug, he lashes out at everyone and drives everyone including Webby, Beakley and even Duckworth away!
    Frank Angones: Scrooge’s arrogance comes from straight up arrogance. He worked his butt off his whole life and is confident that he’s the best.
  • Rags to Riches: Clan McDuck had been wealthy in the past, but had long fallen into poverty by the time Scrooge was born. Scrooge then took it upon himself to become the Richest Duck in the World through cunning, determination, and hard work.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: He has a tendency to employ the unemployable, or at least those who wouldn't find work anywhere. He hires Gyro who's an Insufferable Genius Mad Scientist whom no one would touch with a ten-foot pole, and Miss Quackfaster for the same reason and he even keeps around the Buzzards as Board of Directors because they are the only ones cheaper than he.
  • Really 700 Years Old: "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck" reveals that he was born in 1867. As of 2017 (the year the series premiered) he is one hundred and fifty years old. (Not counting the time spent in Demogorgona, of course.)
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" he lets Louie stay behind at the town when his nephew learns there's no treasure at the top of the mountain. It shows that despite Scrooge's grudge against Santa Claus that he has some empathy for his nephew's displeasure.
    • Given all Fenton has done throughout "Who Is Gizmoduck?!", Scrooge would have every right to press charges against Fenton for the theft of company property by stealing the Gizmosuit after being fired, allowing it to be exploited and later worn by one of his business rivals, and finally putting one of his great-nephews in danger. However, he also acknowledges the fact that Fenton saved Duckburg (including Huey) and nearly died for it, and acknowledges that as a dedicated adventurer, he will not always be around to protect Duckburg, so he chooses to let Fenton continue to wear the Gizmosuit as a paid employee for McDuck Industries.
    • When he finds Lena and Webby in his Other Bin, Scrooge is very concerned that they could have gotten hurt and tells them to just ask next time.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. Scrooge's main outfit is a red suit with some black in it, a black top hat, black spats, and carries around a black cane. But, he's one of the main heroes.
  • Red Is Heroic: As in the original comics, his outfit is red.
  • Refugee from Time: While the show is set in the 2010s, Scrooge is born in 1867 and participated in the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s just like in the original comics, making him around 150 years old in this continuity.
  • Retired Badass: Back in the 1960s he became a freelance spy and Mrs. Beakley was his partner.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives quite a succinct one to Glomgold while at the same time chastising himself.
    Scrooge: I can't believe I wasted an entire day obsessing over somebody I don't like! And it almost got me killed! Who am I? You?
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: After becoming a Broken Pedestal for the kids in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", Scrooge regains both their respect and Donald's in Part 2 of "The Shadow War!".
  • Rich Boredom: When he's not adventuring, his life is shown to be this. The actual, tedious business of running his corporate empire is shown to bore him to tears, and his life in McDuck Manor is one of isolation and loneliness.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goes completely off his rocker in "The 87 Cent Solution!" over some coins missing from his Money Bin, worsened by him getting sick and Glomgold messing with him using a time-stopping device.
  • The Scapegoat: Donald and the triplets rather unfairly blame him for Della being lost in space —- he built the rocket that Della stole, and thus in their eyes it makes him responsible for her actions.
  • Scotireland: Averted, and the trope is a Berserk Button for him. In "Jaw$!", Roxanne Featherley deliberately asks him what part of Ireland he's from to anger him.
  • Screw Destiny: While Scrooge has a lot of vengeance curses on his head, none of them have come to pass since he spends a lot on magical defenses.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • When he is unsure if he can win his fight with the Ghost of Christmas Past, who plans to trap him in the past with him, Scrooge tricks the spirit so he can take his time-travelling umbrella and hightail out of there.
    • After everything goes downhill during the Darkwing Duck movie's production, culminating in Dewey filming over the fight scene with a dancing video, Scrooge declares the whole thing off and that there will never be a Darkwing Duck movie.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: While Scrooge is still a greedy businessman through and through, he never values money over the wellbeing of his family and employees. This is best exemplified in the aftermath of the Spear of Selene incident: Scrooge spends an enormous amount of money in an effort to find Della and return her home safely, dwarfing all of his company expenses and burning through his Money Bin in the process. He only stopped the search when his Board of Directors literally dragged him kicking and screaming from the communications equipment.
  • The Scrooge: Downplayed and played for laughs. He uses a flip-phone while everyone (even the perpetually unemployed Donald) uses more expensive smartphones. (That being said, it's still a golden flip-phone.) His idea of a "gift" for the triplets is a bag of marbles that they have to return when they leave (he counted them). He also uses a Promethean Candle rather than buy new candles for birthday cakes each year. This is in direct contrast to the original series, where the first episode spent a good five minutes showcasing how cheap Scrooge was. However, it's implied he was even cheaper in the past.
    • "The Great Dime Chase" has Scrooge's Board of Directors actually deconstruct just how much Scrooge isn't The Scrooge, given that despite his cheapness in many things he actually spends a lot of money and resources on some things that he doesn't really have to. He also gives a speech to Louie when the latter gets a little too comfortable in Scrooge's mansion that he can spend money because he's earned it and appreciates the effort that went into acquiring it, while Louie hasn't.
    • In "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!", Scrooge refuses to spend a penny of his own sizable fortune at an auction to obtain a priceless page of a tome said to contain powerful alchemic secrets and sticks to the £60,000 budget given to him by S.H.U.S.H. He'd much rather brave a dangerous hideout and steal it from a nefarious criminal organization like F.O.W.L. than pay out of his own wallet. Lampshaded by Mrs. Beatley.
      Mrs. Beakley [through clenched teeth] You are a billionaire!
    • Later episodes, however, such as Jaw$ , make it clear Scrooge still loathes preventable money loss, to the point of having a near nervous breakdown when some of his bin's money gets out on the streets. Later on it's even established he uses the same teabag for an entire month so he can "taste the savings". This comes back to bite him in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser! as the boys, having witnessed the lengths Scrooge will go to save money, assume that Scrooge was too cheap to fund a full rescue mission for Della and gave up when it proved too costly, when actually it was the opposite. But, it's clear he won't spend on things that don't provide him any gain, as all his other adventures do. In "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!", he considers the vacation a frivolous enough expense that he is angered at having to hand out R$251.47 (the rough equivalent of a paltry 68 US Dollars) to pay for a meal and only agrees to maintain Donald's Mock Millionaire act so he won't have to pay for the trip. And then in "The 87 Cent Solution!", it took a mere 87 cents missing from his Money Bin to drive him to madness.
  • Seen It All:
    • He isn't so easily taken in by so-called "tourist traps", as he's seen them all and knows they're just a waste of time and money.
    • He is not very phased by seeing his future self walk through the door at a Christmas party.
  • Self-Made Man: Made his fortune through hard work, and becomes offended when it is implied that it was due to luck. Unlike his enemies (and Goldie), he never cheats or steals. He had a little help from his dad, Fergus. Scrooge wasn't having any luck with his shoe-shining business so Fergus gave an American dime to a ditch-digger friend, muddied his boots and sent him Scrooge's way. Scrooge never found out until centuries later.
  • Silent Snarker: While he's trapped inside his Number One Dime. Complete with eye roll and everything.
    Magica: (shouting after she messes up her monologue) Don't roll your eyes at me! I've been plotting this for more than fifteen years! I'm entitled to at least a few minutes of Evil Gloating!
  • Skewed Priorities: "Daytrip of Doom" has this Played for Laughs. When Scrooge finds his grandnephews and Webby playing an intense war game, he's completely fine with it, to Mrs. Beakley's dismay. However, when he finds Donald doing laundry in his bathroom, he finds that a serious offense and calls for a house meeting.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: After going on so many adventures, Scrooge, Donald, and Della had run out of places on Earth to explore. Della's solution was to take the next step and go exploring in outer space.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Or at least speaks bear, as he easily communicates with one he tamed.
  • Staring Contest: Scrooge and Glomgold begin "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" locked in a "vision-based battle of wills".
  • Stepford Smiler: He's happy to have Della back in life, but the fact she's still as reckless as she was ten years ago is something that really angers and disappoints him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As seen in this family picture, Scrooge looks a lot like his father.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" when he takes over the controls of the Sunchaser, Beakley asks when he learnt to fly a plane. Scrooge brushes off the concern by pointing out that if Launchpad could do it, how hard could it be? Naturally, the plane crashes soon after.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" after he fails to convince the villagers to rise up against Toth-Ra to gain freedom, they decide to rebel anyway so they can have more of Launchpad's burritos. Scrooge starts to argue, but then realizes any motivation is better than none and agrees to charge! For burritos!
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He certainly felt this way in "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" when trying and failing to convince the pyramid inhabitants to rebel against Toth-Ra. Launchpad managed to rouse them up with promises of getting burritos.
    Scrooge: This is the dumbest rebellion I've ever been a part of.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: Is the Prophet part of the equation, with Dewey as the Hunter, and Donald as the Lord.
  • Thrifty Scot: The thrifty Scot.
  • Thrill Seeker: His most defining trait in this continuity. The hum drums of running a financial empire bores him to death, but the kids' efforts to stop and save him from the dragon give him a new lease of life. Donald, however, does not approve, calling his uncle a "crazy old man" who "only cares about his next adventure". That said Scrooge does not believe in putting himself or others in unnecessary danger if it can be avoided.
    • "Last Christmas!" has him remembering that he is this. He spends the first part of the episode wanting to have a break from his family and responsibilities, so the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him to the very first Christmas he spend in Duckburg: a humble campsite in the woods. Scrooge enjoys the peace and quiet... for a few seconds when he becomes sick of it.
      Scrooge: ...curse me kilts, this is boring.
  • Trade Your Passion for Glory: He's a great adventurer and a wealthy businessman but it's clear that being an adventurer is what he most enjoys doing and in "Woo-Oo!" he's totally silent and glum on hearing from his Board of Directors that he should downsize the parts of the company dedicated to historical research and making experimental equipment (such as the submarine he and Launchpad use to find Atlantis).
  • Trademark Clothing: His spats. When at a general store in the Yukon, he's informed they don't carry any. So he buys a pair of boots and then uses a knife to make them into spats.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he finds a giant animatronic figure of Santa Claus right in his mansion, he calmly and furiously asks who put it up.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's from Glasgow and you do not want to mess with him.
  • Volleying Insults: Most of his interactions with Goldie O'Gilt are this.
  • Weapon of Choice: His hooked cane, much like in the original show and comics. Scrooge is a master of Bataireacht (Gaelic Stick Fighting). Scrooge is shown able to walk perfectly fine without it and it seems to be more accessory than need. In a fight, you can bet he will be putting the cane to use in kicking butt.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: In "The Shadow War" he refuses to fight Lena, who is practically a minor, but he finds out the hard way he's dealing with Magica in a 15-year-old's body.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: When fighting an enemy, he often delivers witty insults.
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"Can I trust you to watch the boys without losing them?"
Voiced By: Tony Anselmo (normal), Don Cheadle (when equipped with the Barksian Modulator), Russi Taylor (young)

A once great adventurer turned single parent whose need for a job is constantly weighed down by his worry for his nephews and their mischief.


  • Accidental Hero: Once bent down to pick up twenty dollars ahead of his cousin Gladstone, only to accidentally trip an escaping Beagle Boy, ending their robbery. Then immediately subverted as he was arrested for being an accomplice to the robbery with his bail set at... twenty dollars.
  • Action Dad: Downplayed. He's the triplet's maternal uncle and Parental Substitute, but is also an experienced adventurer who is not afraid to fight.
  • Adaptational Badass: Though he is the perennial Butt-Monkey of the Disney animated universe, the various comics from which the show takes its inspiration — in particular, the works of Carl Barks — do indeed showcase Donald as being "one of the most daring adventurers of all time."
    • Highlighted in "Daytrip of Doom!" Beakley plans to take Bouncer Beagle, leaving the smaller one to Donald. Instead, Donald goes into a berserker rage and trounces both of them without any help from Beakley at all.
    • Extremely prominent in "The Shadow War!", where he is given a voice modulator to become intelligible, and gains a Badass Baritone voice. He gives a Rousing Speech to his family, comes up with a reasonable strategy to defeat Magica de Spell, uses Reverse Psychology to get the children also join the battle, says badass one-liners, and beats up an army of shadow people - including Fenton's shadow in the Gizmoduck suit - all by himself. Apparently, he's always been like this - just nobody took him seriously because of his silly voice.
    • It even holds true as a pre-teen; young Donald was capable of fighting a giant Wendigo and not just overpower it, but actually make it go Oh, Crap! with a Death Glare.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: This version of Donald went to college (according to Word of God majoring in Public Speaking), and is a cerfified accountant. Not to mention his leadership skills.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Probably one of the least selfish interpretations of the character. Even in the context of the original comics, he's now an overprotective father-figure instead of a stern Jerkass with anger issues and something of a mischievous streak. The same goes with his counterpart in the original series.
  • Adaptation Distillation: He's recognizable as the Donald of the classic cartoons, complete with fighting stance, irritability, and being a Perpetual Frowner but he also retains many of the more noble qualities from Carl Barks' stories.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Look at the original Ducktales character page, and you might find a reference to him. In this incarnation of the series, he's one of the main characters, and gets a lot more development.
  • Adult Fear:
    • He's under forty, chronically unemployed and unemployable, poor, unmarried, and has to be the single parent/guardian of three rambunctious kids while reeling from guilt about not being able to provide them the childhood adventures they want. Donald is especially resentful about his nephews liking Gladstone as a Cool Uncle, mostly because he's his least favorite relative by a long margin.
    • He's constantly worried about the triplets safety and does not want any harm to come to them, as evidenced by his behavior in the pilot, in "Daytrip of Doom!" where they get kidnapped by the Beagles and in other episodes.
    • He fought Scrooge and Della about their plans for their outer-space expedition, insisting that Della stay on Earth for her soon-to-be-hatched children, while Scrooge blithely ignored Donald's concerns and commissioned the rocket on Della's blueprints. Donald found himself waking up one day as the guardian for three children, estranged from his remaining family, separated from his friends Panchito and Jose, unable to follow-up on his youthful dreams, and having Parting Words Regret with Della, who was lost in "the inky abyss of space".
  • Advertised Extra: He's prominently featured in the show's advertising, which emphasized that one of the biggest differences between this show and the 1987 one is that Donald will play a much more important role. While that's technically true, he's still an Absentee Actor in the majority of the Season 1, only being in the focus in "The House of the Lucky Gander!", playing a somewhat relevant role in "Woo-oo!", "Daytrip of Doom!", "The Spear of Selene!" and "The Shadow War!", and relegated to brief cameos at best in the rest of the season.
  • Advice Backfire: His advice to the nephews that family must help family comes back to bite him when they insist on helping Gladstone.
    Donald: Why did I say that?
  • All According to Plan: In "The Shadow War!" he told the kids to stay away from the money bin, but they ignored him and go there to fight anyway. When they run into him there, he reveals he knew they wouldn't stand by while Scrooge was in danger, and he used Reverse Psychology on them so they'd be able to get in without Magica noticing.
  • The Alleged Car:
    • He drives a family sedan that's seen better days. Downplayed, in that it never breaks down and appears to run reliably, even if it is a "jalopy."
    • The houseboat also counts as a nautical example of this played straight, compounded by Donald's Born Unlucky status. In the best case scenario, it's serviceable but rickety, and Donald forces the triplets to wear lifevests on board for fear of it sinking. After Dewey leaves the engine running in the pilot while they are off on an adventure with Scrooge, it explodes and sinks into the bay, forcing Donald to move into McDuck Mansion while fixing it up, a process that is prolonged due to the family's various adventures, including it being eaten by an enchanted money shark. Finally, in "The Shadow War", the "newly fixed up" houseboat stalls out in the midst of the assault on Magica De Spell, forcing Donald to leave it behind with Beakley while she fights off Magica's shadow forces, during which it catches fire and sinks again.
  • Alliterative Name: Donald Duck.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Some family pictures in his phone imply this, particularly one of them at the "Grand Canyon... display at the grocery store." Said picture involves Donald cheerfully climbing on the display, with the boys looking embarrassed to be seen in public with him.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: It's implied that he cut off ties with Scrooge because of what happened to his twin sister, Della Duck, in an incident involving the Spear of Selene. Namely, Donald has never forgiven him for making the spaceship that Della took, and not getting her to turn around and come back, which led to her being lost in space.
  • Animal Species Accent: He retains his iconic, quacky duck-voice. However, he's the only duck in the show who speaks like this, and it's treated in-universe as a speech impediment.
  • Ascended Extra: He's the most common Absentee Actor in the main cast, but he seems set to make more appearances than he did in the original TV series. He figures prominently in the Title Sequence, and his sister's disappearance has been set up to be one of the show's central mysteries. One promo quite literally puts him front and center.
  • Badass Baritone: Once given the voice modulator, this is how he speaks, courtesy of Don Cheadle.
  • Badass Boast:
  • The Berserker: When Donald becomes truly angry, he becomes an unstoppable force of nature, and even obstacles meant to stop him aren't safe from Donald when it happens. Even as a child, a rage triggered by his guitar being broken was enough to overpower a Wendigo.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: According to Frank Angones, he loves black licorice.
  • Born Unlucky: Donald seems to exemplify Finagle's Law, to the point of being a Butt-Monkey. In "The House of the Lucky Gander" Scrooge weaponizes Donald's bad luck by tricking Liu Hai, a luck vampire, to feed on Donald. Three seconds later, Liu Hai is drained and defeated, along with the entire casino vanishing into thin air, because Donald is that unlucky. Likewise, if Donald wants to fail at something, his fortunes will suddenly turn, and he'll win in spite of wanting to lose.
  • Brains and Brawn: Was the Brawn to Della's Brains as children, though he's smarter than he sounds; she's just more crafty, creative, and cunning. Quite a bit more reckless, though...
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Inverted; he didn't know Glomgold was Scrooge's sworn enemy because Scrooge has a Long List of sworn enemies.
  • Butt-Monkey: As with any continuity, Donald's luck just causes him more and more trouble, which is only worsened by his short fuse. It's also deconstructed, showing that Donald's bad luck and temper keep him from holding a steady job that can keep the boys safe, and it makes him an overprotective parent because he knows all the sorts of things that can happen to someone with his misfortune. The only time it seems to fade away is when he's doing dangerous adventuring, and when he's trying to protect someone else.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: A Discussed Trope. Storkules notes that as much as Donald wants to be done with adventures, he isn't able to escape them.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He rightfully calls out Scrooge for taking the boys on a dangerous journey, when he just asked the latter to watch the boys for a few hours. Even by the end, he's willing to let the boys spend time with Scrooge but doesn't want a repeat.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': He tries to take a bath and wash his clothes at the same time. Scrooge finds out just as he's prepared to take a bath, and is less than amused (mostly because it's Scrooge's private bath).
  • Catchphrase: He has the classics, like "What's the big idea?!", "Ya big palooka!", and "Aw, phooey!". Interestingly, Scrooge also says the last one perfectly in sync with him when Zeus forbids the family from leaving Ithaquack, suggesting that Donald may have gotten his catchphrase from his uncle.
  • Character Development: Zig-zagged.
    • He starts the series loathing his Uncle Scrooge, is too overprotective with the boys, and has sworn off adventuring for good, with no desire to ever be a hero. During the events of "Woo-Hoo", he eventually relents and lets the boys join Scrooge on adventures so they can learn "to get out of trouble". However, he rarely joins them and despite being more civil to Scrooge still dislikes him enough that he spends most of his time trying to fix his houseboat so he can move the boys out of the mansion and away from Scrooge.
    • However, by "Shadow War" the realization that Scrooge is in danger causes him to make a rousing speech about how the family needs to intervene, rush headlong into battle to save him, and even use Reverse Psychology to get the triplets to join in, counting on them to do so safely.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He fights dirty when taking down two of the Beagle Boys when them kidnapping the triplets caused him to go into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Complexity Addiction: A consequence of his bad luck and his bad temper is that he makes stuff too complicated for himself, as evidenced by his adjustment with Beakley in his first week at Scrooge's. The gag where he orders a battery of generators to power his houseboat as it floats on a swimming pool is classic Donald, especially when Beakley points out he could have just asked to borrow a plug.
  • Composite Character: Has a few traits of the previous version of Fenton Crackshell, being a little bit bumbling and, as detailed in the pilot's deleted scene, a wannabe accountant.
  • Cranky Landlord: He gives both reasonable demands and No Sympathy to Storkules, only because he didn't expect him to be his new tenant.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He really is every bit the hair-trigger, neurotically overprotective, and bumbling surrogate parental figure the triplets see him as. That doesn't keep him from being the badass and quick-witted adventurer that Webby knows him as when the time calls for it. He switches easily between the classic animated Donald and the comic book Donald sometimes mid-scene.
    • Demonstrated best in "Day Trip of Doom!" After spending the whole day alternating between annoying Beakley and causing himself pain, he and Beakley need to team up against the Beagle Boys. While Beakley makes a plan to take on Bouncer herself and hopes Donald is tough enough to keep Burger busy, Donald goes old-school angry and beats the tar out of both of them.
    • Also demonstrated in "The Shadow War!" When Donald is running towards danger instead of away from it, he is calm, collected, cunning, and brave. Being voiced by Don Cheadle doesn't hurt.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Donald's perpetual bad luck streak is this once you realize that, in contrast to Gladstone, it has likely played a large part in making Donald the Made of Iron Determinator he is today.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Donald wear a black sailor suit, the same one he wore in the comics. He's also a Good Parent to his nephews and is a (relatively) Nice Guy.
  • Determinator: As is clear in The House of the Lucky Gander Donald simply doesn't give up, no matter how much he wants to, though it helped that Louie got him to weaponize his Uncontrollable Rage and against a giant pachinko machine turn Donald into The Juggernaut.
    Louie: [to Donald] You never had the common sense to give up before, why start now?
  • Ditzy Genius: As per usual with Donald, while he has his smarts, he tends to not pay attention to what he does, and doesn't even think things through, such as giving a ridiculous guess as to how many fingers one is holding up, or getting himself stuck in the pantry and not knowing how to get out even though it was obvious.
  • Doting Parent: He still keeps baby pictures of the nephews on his phone.
  • Do Wrong, Right: As part of his cover as one of Glomgold's minions, he justifies preventing the deaths of the protagonists by saying "if they're dead now, they can't be tortured later."
    • At the end of the pilot he concedes that the boys will get into trouble no matter what he does, so he asks Scrooge to teach them how to get out of trouble.
  • The Drag-Along: Going by the flashback in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" it seemed that Scrooge and Della were the ones who really into adventuring and Donald was basically along for the ride, and why when the nephews were about to be born he was the one who ready to take a break. Although it seems he did enjoy the trips that were marine oriented such as river-boating through jungles, fighting pirates at sea, and exploring the depth of the ocean since those played to his strengths.
  • Dreadful Musician: He is stated to be one in "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!"; from what actually see, he can keep a beat and plays the accordion and the bass decently. Last Christmas has him playing acoustic guitar very well and actually holding Christmas carols passably with his voice. As a Grunge preteen, he struggled with the electric guitar but, but was okay. His singing voice, however, is just as horribly raspy as his speaking one. Which actually comes handy, as his singing weakens the Man-Eating Plant.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Raised triplets for ten years entirely on his own, and they still think Uncle Scrooge (who didn't pay them a visit or give them birthday presents) and Uncle Gladstone (who is "the worst") are cooler than him (although the kids do eventually realize that Gladstone isn't a good person). Or at least that's how he feels sometimes, since the boys do love and admire him, especially Huey. (At the end of "The House of the Lucky Gander" the boys and Webby all hug Donald, who'd gone through the Mother of all Unlucky Days.)
    • In "The Shadow War" there is a big implication that he doesn't get all the respect he deserves because no one can understand what he is saying half the time. As soon as his speech impediment is temporarily fixed, while still a Butt-Monkey, everyone, including Beakley, falls in line to his plans.
  • Elephant in the Room: He has a hard time talking about his twin sister Della. Because it would mean having to tell her children that she abandoned them for one last glorious adventure, against his logical arguments, and presumably died for it.
  • Emo Teen: Well, Emo Preteen. When he was the triplets' age, Donald had a grunge phase, complete with dark clothing and playing angsty songs on an electric guitar.
  • Epic Fail:
    • In a promotional short, Donald Duck grapples with a Promethean candle that will never go out. Donald's attempt to extinguish it just makes everything so much worse and ruins his birthday.
    • When Webby sees the kitchen after Black Heron abducted Mrs. Beakley from there, she assumes Donald tried to make an omelet again. Scrooge points out it can't be what happened because Donald still hasn't gotten out of the pantry.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In "Woo-Oo!", Donald is first seen having his uniform forcibly taken off by Louie who put his uniform into the garbage disposal and the sleeve catches on fire from the oven that Huey is on, and Donald tells Huey to get off the stove citing it's off and getting slapped in the face by his sleeve while putting out the fire. And when Huey accidentally nailed his uncle in the head with the ironing board, Donald engages in his trademark angry noises... before immediately telling Huey and Louie to put on their life-vests, lest the houseboat somehow sinks while the babysitter is there; this scene shows Donald is still the same Butt-Monkey with his classic Hair-Trigger Temper, but also an overprotective guardian to his nephews.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "Woo-oo!" he saves the assassins that fired on his family and took him hostage, after Glomgold abandons them all to die.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Already a skilled adventurer before the series begins. Of course, due to him being a Retired Badass, the triplets had no idea until the pilot.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Word of God (and later the episode The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!) says he spends most of time trying to fix his houseboat so he can move the boys out of the mansion. However, Donald being Donald means the houseboat often sustains damage thereby nullifying Donald's efforts. Finally averted in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!, when he finishes repairing it just in time for the boys to tell him they want to move out of Scrooge's mansion. And then it gets completely obliterated in the very next episode.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Had this dynamic with Della. Della was all gung-ho for going into space even when she expecting the triplets, while Donald thought it was too risky and she needed to think about her kids. The two had a very nasty argument over it.
    • Inverted in his childhood days. As mentioned below, he was a Former Teen Rebel, while Della would be encouraging him to spend more time with his family.
  • Former Teen Rebel: He was a Emo Teen wannabe rockstar as a kid, who wanted to be alone on holidays and thought he was too cool for Christmas and family.
  • Garage Band: He played accordion for the Three Caballeros which operated out of Scrooge's garage much to the latter's displeasure. Donald disagrees:
    Donald: I was so awesome.
  • Generation Xerox: Just like Scrooge, Donald is a maternal uncle who became the foster father of young ducklings after the loss of his sister.
  • Good Parents: Despite being way too overprotective, it's made very clear that Donald loves his nephews as if they were his own sons and his main concern is finding a stable and steady job to support them.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The episode "The House of the Lucky Gander!" is not subtle about Donald’s seething jealousy towards Gladstone. Interestingly, the episode also portrays Donald as the sympathetic one in the situation, as Gladstone is smug and obnoxious about his good fortune and, inadvertently or not, takes every opportunity he can to rub it in despite knowing full well that he ultimately deserves none of what comes naturally to him.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Wouldn't be Donald Duck without his famous temper. Which then leads to another standard of Donald's, Unstoppable Rage. When you REALLY get him good and mad, he has Power Born of Madness (of the "I'm angry" variety instead of the "I'm insane" one).
    • Against two Beagle Boys a Raging Donald became The Berserker and impressed Beakley by taking them down single-handedly during his rage.
    • When Louie gives a rousing speech to fire Donald up (as his bad luck that day got so horrific in a race against Gladstone where he was ready to give up), he channels the Rage to become The Determinator and power through the obstacles Liu Hai put in his path. One Donald-Shout dispels a jade tiger illusion while he powers through a giant pachinko machine in a Wall Run and even breaks through some of the parts on his way to win.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Della's being lost in space broke Donald and made him swear off adventuring for good.
    Storkules: But getting hurt is part of the adventure! What would fierce Della say if she could hear you now?
    Donald: Well, she can't! (depressed sigh) Someone always gets hurt.
  • Heavy Sleeper: In "Jaw$!" he sleeps through Launchpad stealing his houseboat and an entire mystical shark rampage. He wakes up utterly confused at the end.
  • Heroic BSoD: He has one in "The House of the Lucky Gander!" when he loses one game too many (and Gladstone wins again). It takes Louie's rousing speech to give him motivation to win.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • The position Donald was applying for at Glomgold Industries was an accountant. According to Word of God, there's a scrapped scene where he states that he became accredited via an internet college.
    • When he reunites with the Three Caballeros, he is shown to be a talented musician. He plays stand-up bass and accordion very well, and was shown to be a talented guitarist when he was younger. He just couldn't overcome his dreadful singing voice.
    • On top of majoring in Public Speaking, being a trained Accountant, a talented musician, and the most daring adventurer in the world, he has enough of a silver tongue to easily utilize Reverse Psychology to get the kids to arrive precisely when he wanted them to.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: A clear sign that Donald's rage levels have gone from angry to furious is when his head turns red, usually accompanied by the sound of a whistling kettle.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He has no desire to go back to adventuring and just wants a normal stable job to support his nephews. Unfortunately for him, living with Scrooge kind of puts a damper on that.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: For all of the times Donald gets beaten, burned, pummeled, punched, tossed and turned... nothing seems to keep him down for very long. Even being lit on fire and fighting against the forces of darkness hardly fazes him anymore.
  • I Will Show You X: In "The Shadow War" on Donald’s voice:
    Dewey: Completely unintelligible.
    Donald: I'll show you unintelligible!
  • It Runs in the Family: Both his skills as an adventurer, and his explosive strength when he is really angry, are seen from Scrooge himself in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, meaning Donald takes after his Uncle's side of the family.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Donald had every reason to be angry at Della for wanting to take the Spear of Selene into space. Aside from the fact it was a dangerous untested prototype, Della was about to become a mother to three kids. Risking her life for the thrill of adventure in spite of that is completely irresponsible. Scrooge eventually shares Donald's sentiments, saying the same thing about her.
  • Jerkass Realization: He has it when Mrs. Beakley calls him and the boys out for leaving Scrooge. He's been noticing how depressed the boys have been since learning about the Spear of Selene, and how frantic Webby and Launchpad are. He decides to abort the move to Cape Suzette, and reconcile with Scrooge.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Overbearing and hot-tempered, but he is devoted to his nephews and is a pretty decent fellow.
  • Lethal Chef: He isn't much better than Huey. He tries to make anchovies on crackers; Webby tries one and has to spit it out.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While he may get hurt, Donald will leap into action if someone or something threatens his nephews.
    • Best shown in the pilot when he uses a shield to protect an impulsive Dewey from a booby trap in Atlantis.
    • Shown again in "The Shadow War!" where he sets up the entire plan to stop Magica, including using reverse psychology on the kids, and takes down an entire army of shadow warriors, including Gizmo-duck's shadow, all by himself.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: In "The Shadow War" he 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!"
  • Made of Iron: In the climax of The House of the Lucky Gander, Donald charges headlong through the bars of a giant pachinko machine. Straight up. They don't even slow him down.
  • Meaningful Echo: Donald's repeated line of "Someone always gets hurt" in "The Spear of Selene!" becomes "Nobody gets hurt today."
  • Mock Millionaire: He gets to be one in "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!", claiming that he is a successful businessman running his uncle's company to impress his old friends José and Panchito.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Donald has a small build, but that doesn't stop him from taking on, and taking out, much larger opponents. Especially if they menace his family.
  • My Beloved Smother: Donald is super safety conscious when it comes to the boys, to the point he won't even let them walk around the houseboat without a life vest.
  • My Greatest Failure: Donald's conversation with Storkules paints Della's loss this way.
  • Mythology Gag: The idea that Donald's accent, whilst understandable to his family, makes him The Unintelligible to many others, was first used in the original DuckTales (1987). This series amps it up with The Reveal that even his own family finds him hard to understand at times.
  • Nephewism: It is implied that Scrooge was like a father to Donald and his sister Della growing up. The fact that their parents passed away many years ago likely had something to do with it.
  • Nervous Wreck: Being chronically unemployed and raising three highly adventurous and mischievous kids has taken its toll on the poor guy.
  • Nice Hat: His sailor hat.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: In the Duck Cousins trio, Donald is the goodhearted but bad-tempered In-Between to Gladstone's Mean and Fethry's Nice.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Played stand-up bass in the Three Caballeros and is legendarily unlucky, not to mention looked down upon by his friends and family.
  • Not So Above It All: As much of an Overprotective Dad he is in this series, José reveals in "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!" that when the triplets were still in their eggs, Donald attempted to juggle them on a bet (and actually dropped one).
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Scrooge and Donald's reaction when they realize they are on Ithaquack.
    • On seeing Magica brought to full strength, he says "Aww, phooey".
    • When he realizes that Storkules is his tenant.
  • One-Man Army: When provoked, it doesn't matter how many opponents you send after him, he will bulldoze through them. Even if it's a literal army of shadows, one of which has Gizmoduck's armor.
  • Only Sane Man: Between Della's desire to travel and Scrooge's need for adventure, Donald was the only duck in the trio who tried to remind everyone that Della's three triplets were on the way, and it wasn't a good time to go adventuring. This resulted in a pretty huge argument between him and Della.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • During "Day Trip of Doom!" when Donald finally comes to Beakley for help, he's frantic and to the point rather than shunning her due to pride. In turn, she stops smiling on realizing the danger of the situation. Later Donald, Overprotective Dad and Nervous Wreck, leaps on the two Beagle Boys and beats the tar out of them.
    • Donald hates adventure and doesn't have the best relationship with Scrooge, but he agrees that everyone needs to work together to take Magica down. So he takes charge, makes a decent plan to defeat Magica, and even Beakley cedes authority to him.
    • A good way to make him sad is to reference his sister Della, or the Spear of Selene. Donald just shuts down at the mere mention of either. He still hasn't coped well with her loss, or how she abandoned her children, even if by accident, by "borrowing" the Spear.
  • Out of Focus: In Season One. He's technically a main character, but he doesn't show up much only making scattered appearances so far after the premiere. This is justified in a way since Donald hates adventuring after what happened to Della, but since he's such a worry-wort you'd except him to tag along more. Even as he does show up more in the season's second half it's often only for very brief throwaway gags that have no importance on the plot. Word of God eventually explained that the reason he's frequently absent is that he's been trying to repair the houseboat so he and the nephews can move back to the marina, something subsequently confirmed in-universe in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!.
    • This is rectified in Season Two, where he begins to show up and be part of the plot more.
  • Pals with Jesus: Storkules, a Greek demigod, considers him as his best friend.
  • Papa Wolf: Wherever his three nephews are concerned. If they're in danger, it doesn't matter what Donald has to do; he'll protect them.
    • In the theme song, while Scrooge is driving the family through a raging storm, he shoves a life jacket onto the three of them before pirates abduct him.
    • In "Woo-Oo!" when he, Dewey, and Scrooge are stuck in flooding treasure room, Donald starts trying to plug leaks all the leaks he can (and gets stuck in one) while Dewey is sitting on a floating chest. Donald doesn't stop or even try to free himself until Dewey convinces him that they're better off letting the room flood. Donald's willing to drown if it means buying Dewey a little more time.
    • In "Daytrip of Doom," the second he learns that the Beagle Boys have taken the nephews hostage in an attempt to ransom them, he flies into Unstoppable Rage and attacks Burger and Bouncer, both of whom are larger, and Bouncer clearly more muscular. They fail to stand a chance against him.
    • In "The Shadow War" he yells "get away from my kids!" right before singlehandedly defeating a group of Magica de Spell's shadow monsters. One of which was using Gizmoduck's powered armor.
    • In "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!", he's enraged when he sees the Man-Eating Plant attacking the kids, using the Three Caballeros' music to save them and Scrooge. And when his singing voice is killing the plant, he sings louder.
  • Parental Substitute: He's the triplets' Uncle, but may as well be a Single Dad as far as all four of them are concerned. It later turns out that Donald was actually the one who raised them from birth as Della had disappeared shortly before the boys hatched from their eggs. Even before Della's disappearance, the boys' father was nowhere to be seen, and Donald was already filling the void.
  • Parting Words Regret: It's implied the last thing he said to Della was a What the Hell, Hero? about how she wanted to travel into space when her eggs were due to hatch and needed a mother. Then he woke up one day and found out she disappeared flying an untested rocket ship.
  • Phrase Catcher: Donald's status as The Unintelligible means that when he speaks to non-family members, he usually triggers some variant of "what did he say?" Downplayed compared to how often he caused this in DuckTales (1987).
  • Promoted to Parent: After Della got lost in space, Donald was left to raise the triplets. Or more accurately he chose to raise them by himself, since he didn't trust Scrooge after what happened.
  • Properly Paranoid: He is overprotective, but on the other hand this is a world where magic and monsters are real, and the boys seem to think they're invincible. Dewey seems to be the ringleader for trouble.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After seeing that Louie wants to hang out with Gladstone, Donald acquiesces on the condition that he comes along.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • After Gladstone wins two cars and invites Donald to play, Donald says that he doesn't want to gamble anymore. He says he knows that Gladstone is the Cool Uncle, while Donald is the Butt-Monkey and the harried caretaker, but Gladstone doesn't have to rub it in.
    • Later, when they're all prisoners of Liu Hai, Donald calls out Gladstone for lying about the danger he put the family in, even though they willingly came to help him.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: In "The Lucky House of Gander!", the nephews look up to Uncle Donald again when he tries his hardest to beat Gladstone in the climactic footrace, especially when Louie reminds Donald that his inability to know when to give up is what makes him successful. At the end, Donald is warmly hugged by the boys and Webby, as they know Webby's claims of him being "one of the most daring adventurers of all time" weren't false.
  • The Resenter: He hates Gladstone who has great luck, while he has horrible luck when they are together.
  • Retired Badass: Even more so than Scrooge, who still exhibits trinkets and trophies from his adventuring days. Donald has no such relics and never told his nephews about his past as "one of the most daring adventurers of all time", and as bad as his present life is, doesn't seem to miss it. "The Spear of Selene!" has him outright say that he no longer wants to adventure and that he doesn't want to be a hero.
  • Reverse Psychology: In "The Shadow War" he knew very well that the boys would go straight to the bin after he told them not to. Louie lampshades it when he realizes.
  • Role Reprisal: Tony Anselmo is once again voicing Donald, after having inherited the role over 30 years ago.
  • Rousing Speech: In "The Shadow War" he begins to say one about how "Ducks never back down", but his voice makes it impossible for the others to understand it, let alone take him seriously. Then Gyro gives him the Barksian voice modulator, which enables him to give the speech in a clearer, more heroic-sounding voice. (Specifically, that of Don Cheadle.)
  • Screaming Warrior: Whenever he decides "Let's Get Dangerous!," he goes into an Unstoppable Rage. When he goes into said Unstoppable Rage, a good indicator is him screaming his lungs out. Up to Eleven when he was so freaking pissed that he screamed a spectral tiger out of existence.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • In "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" as soon as Donald realizes it's Scrooge's birthday, he runs outside to his car and takes off. Scrooge is such a Birthday Hater that Donald knows throwing a party for Scrooge is just going to mean trouble.
    • In "The Spear of Selene" he attempts to leave as well, and spends the second half of the episode trying to get past the electric cage.
    • In the backstory, he took the triplets and left the mansion after Della got lost in space, too angry to notice or care about Scrooge's frantic and desperate attempts to get her back.
    • In "Last Christmas!" when he walks in everyone's Blame Game on who put up the giant Santa animatronic in Scrooge's mansion, he takes notice and backtracks without making a comment.
  • Seen It All: Often remarkably unruffled and unconcerned with weird and crazy things, even as a kid, thanks to growing up as Scrooge's ward with Della.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: In keeping with the dramatic stakes in "The Shadow War", Donald's unintelligible voice is lampshaded when he tries to rally the McDucks and allies, so Gyro forcefeeds Donald a voice modulator that translates his words into clear speech. Beakley is utterly surprised at how competent he is at devising a plan and giving badass one-liners.
    Beakley: Get ready for a storm.
    Donald: (with a Badass Baritone voice, spinning a harpoon gun) I am the storm.
    Beakley: Seriously, have you been saying things like that this whole time?
  • So What Do We Do Now?: After going on so many adventures, Scrooge, Donald, and Della had run out of places on Earth to explore. Della's solution was to take the next step and go exploring in outer space.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: As per his classic voice, which is canonically addressed as difficult to understand. In the season one finale, "Shadow Wars", he gets a voice modulator from Gyro Gearloose that fixed his voice. He doesn't get to keep it. In his youth, he was fairly easy to understand, so his impediment only got worse into adulthood.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: Is the Lord part of the equation, with Dewey as the Hunter, and Scrooge as the Prophet.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His Christmas sweater was a Christmas gift Della gave him as children. At the time, it was too big for him, but he grew into it and wears it as an adult every Christmas.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • In "Woo-oo!" he is not happy about having to leave the boys with Scrooge, but he doesn't have a choice.
    • Donald is also not thrilled at seeing Dewey about to walk through laser triggers that activate jets of fire to cross over a rickety bridge, or at getting his butt stuck in an attempt to stop gallons of water pouring into the treasure room.
    Donald: Oh no.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: The flashback to Donald as a little boy in "The House of Lucky Gander" shows him greatly resembling the triplets at their age. Then again, the triplets are the children of his twin sister.
  • The Unfavorite: What he sees himself as.
  • The Unintelligible: Donald's babbling is, of course, very tough for the viewer to understand, and even In-Universe, lots of people can't understand him. "Shadow Wars" has The Reveal that even his nephews rarely understand more than 1 word in 3, and rely heavily on context clues to be able to follow him when he talks.
    • Subverted in the same episode; Gyro Gearloose loses his temper with Donald's voice and stuffs a vocal modulator down his throat, which allows Donald to speak like a normal duck (if temporarily).
    • Scrooge, having spent decades exploring with him, can at least understand his non-verbal cues fairly well, which he exploits the heck out of during charades.
    • Averted when he was young. Even as a pre-teen, Donald had a gravelly, screechy voice, but was far more understandable. Though it just got worse as time went on.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: In "The Shadow War" he told the boys to stay put on the docks and not follow him. However, this was Reverse Psychology and that the part he didn't tell them was actually the part the boys had to figure out on the way.
  • Unstoppable Rage:
    • While Donald's often prone to fits of anger, the Beagle Boys learn the hard way it's an especially bad idea to kidnap his nephews, as he viciously attacks Burger and Bouncer when he confronts them.
    • A Wendigo learned this the hard way when it broke Donald's guitar. Donald was around 10 to 12 years old at the time.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Storkules. He considers Donald to be his best friend, but, at least until the end of Storkules's introduction, Donald considers him an acquaintance at best.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Because of his trademark screechy, barely-intelligible voice, it's easy for even enemies and allies who know better to partake in Underestimating Badassery. When Gyro gives him a voice-changer gadget, his suddenly more authoritative voice reveals that he's been saying utterly badass things all the time, but no one understood him, even when he was backing them up.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • Donald's voice is a lot more comprehensible this time around. The original DuckTales was made only three years into Tony Anselmo's tenure as Donald, so he was still new to the voice and hadn't quite found his footing with it. Thirty years later, and Anselmo's Donald has long since come into its own.
    • In-universe, Gyro forces this on him in the season one finale by stuffing a voice modulator down his throat, resulting in him being voiced by Don Cheadle without any trace of his classic animated "accent".
  • We Need a Distraction: In "The Shadow War" he orders Gyro, Manny and Li'l Bulb to distract Magica from the bridge, and for Launchpad to deliberately crash into the shadows in the sky. Both are so he and Mrs Beakley can maneuver his boat around the back.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • He is understandably furious at Scrooge for taking the boys on a dangerous adventure to Atlantis after he promised Donald he would keep them safe while Donald was at his job.
    • Donald calls out Gladstone for putting everyone in danger to free himself, rubbing his luck in everyone's faces, and making him look bad in front of the nephews.
    • Donald in the past called out Della for wanting to go into space when her children were about to hatch.
  • What You Are in the Dark: He never told his nephews that he used to be a successful adventurer, let alone "the most daring adventurer of all time." He's obviously good at it, Butt-Monkey bad luck aside, but he would rather make sure his job would keep him alive and the boys safe.
  • World's Best Warrior: Webby holds him on a pedestal as one of the most daring adventurers in the world.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: At the end of "The Golden Spear!", his family and Storkules give him a long, relaxing vacation on a cruise. But then the Spear of Selene finally returns to Earth, and when he goes to look for Della, he accidentally activates the rocket and is blasted off into space. To rub salt to the wound, he lands on the moon where Lunaris has manipulated the entire planet into thinking that Della was the first wave of an Earth attack and sics the Moonlanders on Donald.

    Hubert "Huey" Duck 
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"Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, you truly have the answer for everything!"
Voiced By: Danny Pudi

The oldest and most responsible triplet. Tends to be very 'by the book'. Granted, the book in question is the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, but he can get very uncomfortable when a situation goes too far outside what is familiar and known to him.

He likes red.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In the previous adaptation, while Huey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender.
    • He's also nicer in general. Usually when the triplets are portrayed with different personalities, Huey is often the reckless, sometimes selfish, hot-headed one. Here, he's the voice of reason, and seems to have more of a Big Brother Instinct to his younger brothers. Plus, he's more polite and mild-mannered.
  • Adorkable: Both Dewey and Louie consider him to be a nerd and for good reason. He's passionate about "nerd stuff" like geology and history and becomes utterly giddy during the submarine ride when he brings snacks, a collection of sea shanties and T-shirts.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", Huey doesn't believe that the title creatures exist, despite all the unbelievable things he sees when adventuring. Webby calls him out on this. This is actually foreshadowed in the pilot, where he gushes about Scrooge finding out the Chubacabra was just a shaved bear, implying he believes all of the supernatural and mystic to have a logical explanation.
  • Bad Liar: Going with his more upstanding personality he is shown to be a very bad liar, almost as bad as Webby.
    Donald: [suspiciously] Where's Dewey?
    Louie: Sleeping!
    Huey: Who's Dewey?
  • Berserk Button: Although he's nice and mild-mannered most of the time, Mark Beaks first choosing him over Dewey as an intern, but then employing Dewey as his superior breaks his patience and sends him into a rage fit not unlike his Uncle Donald tends to throw.
  • Big Brother Instinct: With being the Team Dad, Huey looks out for Dewey, Louie, and Webby.
  • Big "NO!": When Donald accidentally destroys the water show that Huey had become enamored with in "The House of the Lucky Gander!".
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • He hits his Rage Breaking Point when Scrooge wants to reach the top of Mount Neverrest with limited supplies, in freezing weather that would kill them, and navigate dangerous terrain. He calls him out for risking their lives recklessly.
    • After Scrooge tells the kids about Della and the Spear of Selene, the boys are understandably angry at their uncle for building a rocket that would allow their mother to go to space while she was expecting and for not doing anything to save her. The truth is quite different, but Scrooge is taken aback by their accusations and loses his temper, causing things to escalate.
  • Character Exaggeration: Of the triplets, he's the one whose character most resembles their shared personality in the comics, particularly Don Rosa's interpretation of them: he's an upbeat, helpful and generally morally-upstanding guy (who nevertheless isn't above the occasional delve into mischief), he's a clear Smart Guy who values knowledge, history, and research, and he's a dedicated and hyper-resourceful Junior Woodchuck. However, compared to the Nephews' comic counterparts, these traits have been exaggerated to comical and Adorkable extremes.
  • Character Tics: Huey tends to clench his fists/arms together.
  • Child Prodigy: Thanks to the JWG and his scout activities, Huey's become quite proficient in a number of fields from customer service to battlefield tactics to trapping to even advanced robotics!
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Huey is associated with red.
  • Control Freak: Has a very high opinion of his own planning and organizational skills, and gets testy if others don't fall completely in line with his plans and checklists. He also has a tendency to micromanage when he's put in charge of things, needing everything to be perfect by his standards (see: "McMystery at McDuck McManor"). He has also at one point expressed a desire for his brothers to just blindly obey him.
    • This even applies to his own life - he tends to fall back on the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook for guidance, and holds its entries as the highest authority on how things should be done.
  • Did Not Think This Through:
    • The boys try to start a pillow fight with Webby. Huey even asks why they thought it was a good idea.
    • Huey teaching the Beagle Boys scout skills that could be used against him and his brothers at a later date.
  • Distressed Dude: At the climax of "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!".
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Averted, he's the closest the triplets are to their original portrayal (down to even having the same outfit as the classic triplets), whereas Louie and Dewey are diverged in personality & fashion.
  • Do Wrong, Right: In "Day of the Only Child!" The Beagle Boys' traps to catch Huey are poorly constructed, so Huey decides to help them make better traps, reasoning that if he's going to get captured, he might as well be captured properly.
  • Dub Name Change: He's called Billy in the Russian dub.
  • The Dutiful Son: Downplayed. He's the most responsible of the triplets but will go along with their mischievous actions.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Hubert.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • Cooks Donald breakfast and starts to iron his suit for his job interview, showing how responsible and helpful he is. He's also involved with Dewey and Louie's plan to sneak off to Cape Suzette in the houseboat while Donald is away, demonstrating that he's not above getting mischievous. However, unlike Louie, he's not as good at covering his tracks about it.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures in the beginning, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. For Huey, it was Scrooge uncovering the truth about the Chubacabra, showing his admiration for wit and mysteries. It also foreshadows his Agent Scully behavior as he's quick to note the Chupacabra was just a shaved bear.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He refuses to believe in Terra-Firmians because they're not in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, but readily admits that most of the stuff they've encountered in the adventures they have with Scrooge aren't in the Guidebook either and has been adding entries for them himself.
  • Freak Out!: He has a brief one when, after getting an internship he earned fair and square, Mark Beaks makes Dewey a VP for no other reason than his stylish briefcase and then makes Huey work for him. This deeply offends the eldest triplet's sense of hard work and fair play, and causes him to ramble in an increasingly frustrated manner, throw papers around, and start wrecking an edible desk. Lampshaded by Dewey:
    Dewey: Oh, no. Huey's broken!
  • Freudian Trio:
    • With his brothers, he plays the Superego to Louie's Id and Dewey's Ego, being the most responsible and academically smart.
    • In "Terror of the Terra-Firmians", he continues playing the Superego to Webby's Id and Lena's Ego.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Melancholic (analytical and organized).
  • Great Big Book of Everything: The Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, and oh so very played with. Huey flat-out admits in Terror of the Terra-Firmians that if the guidebook lacks anything, he adds it personally.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Much less to the explosive extent of his uncle, but still there. Huey inherited Donald's and his mother's temper, and while he's usually very together he's easily frustrated and the most likely of the triplets to get bristly and stern. While Dewey responds to tense situations with excitement and Louie with panic, Huey tends to respond with (controlled) anger - and in the cases where he can't control it, he can explode just like his uncle after all.
  • He Knows Too Much: In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", after Huey and Dewey find out the truth about Project Tah-Dah, Beaks fires them, reasoning he can ruin their potential credibility by giving them a reason to hold a grudge.
  • Heroic BSoD: The boys are so depressed after moving out of the mansion after the events of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Donald tries to rally them by suggesting they move to Cape Suzette. Donald looks extremely guilty when Louie reluctantly loses his Egypt adventure trinket and wants to dive back into the water to save it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite more or less being the Only Sane Man when in regards to his brothers and Webby, in "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!", it's revealed that Huey is deathly afraid of the unknown, hence his reliance on his Junior Woodchuck Guidebook.
    • For all of his academic smarts and dutifulness, Huey has a very volatile temper when pushed to the breaking point. To the point where he's willing to just stand by and watch Falcon Graves throw Mark Beaks off a building.
    • In "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" Huey is able to pluck out notes on a bow because he's first chair cello in the Junior Woodchuck Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He refuses to believe in anything that isn't in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, until he adds it there himself. Hilariously there are plans for a Sasquatch trap in the book.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Lena mocks the triplets for being "exactly the same", Huey, Dewey, and Louie all protest that claim... all at once in the exact same way.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID Tag, in this case; he wears a red polo shirt and is the only one of the triplets to still wear a baseball cap.
  • Insane Troll Logic: "It only exists if it has an entry in the Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook, because if something isn't in the Guidebook I can add an entry for it."
    • He believes that Isaac Newton got his scientific breakthroughs from the JWG.
  • Insufferable Genius: Downplayed in that he isn't a genius, but is rather book smart. In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", he scoffs at the idea of Dewey succeeding in the business world.
  • Irony: Each of Scrooge's traits that the triplets expressed admiration for in the first episode now become sources of anger towards him upon learning the truth of Della's disappearance: Huey, who admires Scrooge's intelligence and wisdom, can't believe Scrooge didn't account for the dangerous variables of the cosmic storm and order Della to turn back instead of trying to guide her through it (although given Scrooge's comment that she was stubborn, it's implied he did try to talk her down only to be ignored).
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. Huey enjoys solving mysteries and uses intelligence above all else, much like Scrooge. He also has his work ethic, and sense of fairness. However, unlike Scrooge, Huey is shown to struggle with going with the flow and adapting to a situation when things don't go according to plan.
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", he also shows some of his Uncle Donald's traits, namely his resentment about his Boring, but Practical work being taken for granted by his peers and loved ones, and when Dewey gets promoted by Mark Beaks for doing nothing, he dissolves into a meltdown of resentment-driven Unstoppable Rage that would probably make Donald both proud, worried, and guilty.
  • Jerkass Ball: Grabs it in "McMystery at McDuck Manor", where he forces his great-uncle to attend a birthday party, even when it's clear Scrooge is only there because Huey begged him to and has completely refused to partake in any party games. His obsession with throwing a great party for his uncle also irks his little brothers when he refuses to call either Beakley or the police for help when Scrooge is kidnapped.
  • The Leader: A per usual he's the leader of the nephews and Webby, due to being the oldest and his knack for quick thinking and organization.
  • Lethal Chef: Heavily implied in the pilot. His attempt at cooking Donald a big good-luck breakfast of fried egg and fish ends with the fish 'leaking' a rather unpleasant looking green substance and the egg yolk oozing over the whole thing. Donald, naturally, is not incredibly eager to eat it.
    • Justified as Donald is implied to not let the boys cook, and/or it was possibly deliberate with how quickly Huey threw away the breakfast he made that it was to shoo their uncle out for their plan.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: A prequel comic reveals that Huey's mother Della had an archaeologist side, and showed the same passion for knowledge and discoveries. He and his mom are also the eldest of their siblings.
    • "What Ever Happened To Della Duck?!" reveals that his mother was also a Junior Woodchuck and still brings the guidebook on all of her adventures.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Along with Louie. Dewey and Webby haven't told them anything about Della or their investigation into her disappearance for most of the first season. Averted as of "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", when Dewey finally confesses.
  • Lovable Coward: Downplayed. While Huey is smart and usually brave, he can be crippled by fear of the unknown, as shown in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!".
  • Meaningful Name: Hubert means "bright mind" when translated from German. With his knowledge and optimism, Huey's mind is "bright" for two reasons.
  • Nephewism: Huey and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Never My Fault: In "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!", after Dewey explains why he ran off, Huey tries deflecting any blame for it by claiming that Dewey has poor communication skills. Scrooge promptly nudges him to make him stop and apologize.
  • Nice Guy: Huey is thoughtful, friendly, and sweet.
  • Nice Hat: He's the only one of the triplets who still wears a baseball cap (red, of course) as they did in the original series and other media. It's explained in "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" that he does it based on a claim from the Junior Woodchuck Guide - "a warm head breeds warm, healthy thoughts."
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted in "McMystery at McDuck McManor!"; Scrooge thanks Huey for the party because it called Duckworth back from the dead, who rescued Scrooge and gave all his enemies a right scare, in case they ever thought to try and enter the mansion again. But he and Duckworth warn Huey to never host a party again.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the triplets, Huey is the "Nice" one, as he is the most responsible and usually the first to point out a rash plan.
    • In notable circumstances, he can switch places with Dewey as being the "In-Between" guy.
      • "Daytrip of Doom!" has Huey and Louie both, at first, think Webby as being too socially awkward to join them on their trip. Dewey is the only one of the triplets who's willing to invite her to tag along.
      • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!": After Mark Beaks is revealed as a fraud, Huey is all up for letting Falcon Graves toss the jerk off the building. Dewey is the one who says they have to intervene. Also, while not unjustified, Huey is revealed to have the most volatile temper of his brothers when pushed to breaking point.
  • Non-Action Guy: He and Louie are this, while Dewey and Webby are Action Heroes.
  • Not So Above It All: While Huey is much more book smart, responsible, and polite than his brothers and Webby, his status as such has also resulted in him acting prideful, stubborn and slightly condescending:
    • Huey's first Establishing Character Moment shows that he's still just as mischievous and scheming as Dewey and Louie.
    • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" reveals that he's the one who inherited his Uncle Donald's volatile temper.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: His greatest fear is the unknown.
  • Obsessed Arethe Listmakers: His Control Freak tendencies lets him have checklists to go with his organization/planning , most prevalent in The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding out the lengths the Beagles are willing to go to "protect" him in "Day of the Only Child!".
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the triplets, his cautious and responsible nature results in him being the one most likely to play this role. However, several episodes prove that he's Not So Above It All. In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" he plays this to Scrooge as his quest to reach the frankly impossible summit nearly gets himself and the rest of the expedition killed.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: When Webby ambushes Huey during their dart gun game, the scene cuts away and we hear him shout "Ow, my tailbone!"
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Huey (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing (though Webby has excitedly hugged Huey once), they'll be strictly friends only. Of the triplets, his relationship with Webby tends to stray into Vitriolic Best Buds territory, due to Huey being more practical and safety conscious.
  • Pride: One of his defining flaws, inherited from Scrooge. Huey will often boast about being a Junior Woodchuck and a lot of the time he will refuse to admit when he is in the wrong.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Sometimes, through anger or obsession or both. He has an epic freakout when Mark Beaks overlooks his hard work in favor of Dewey's flash, and when he thinks Cousin Fethry misled them into a useless adventure, Dewey has to hold him back from throttling him.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After Mark Beaks is revealed as a fraud, Huey is content to just watch Falcon Graves toss the guy off a building. Dewey has to snap him out of this line of thinking.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's the unofficial leader of the triplets, and wears red.
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • He does not take Mark Beaks making Dewey a VP well at all.
      Dewey: Oh, no. Huey's broken!
    • He becomes frantic about his sewing skills when Louie points out the stripes on his Junior Woodchucks uniform are coming undone, and slowly grows insane when he tries to sew them back on.
  • Science Hero: To Dewey's Action Hero and Louie's Guile Hero. Huey admires his uncle Scrooge most for the scientific discoveries he made while adventuring.
  • Schedule Fanatic: Plans out an entire itinerary for the group's submarine voyage, which Dewey considers lame.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: At the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", the boys, disillusioned with Scrooge, ask Donald to move the boat back to the marina.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • The triplets are all interested in Scrooge's relationship with Goldie and tease him about it throughout "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!", even calling their adventure together a date.
    • He's also quick to ship Fenton and Gandra together in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", even calling out the Meet Cute trope by name in their first interactions.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In "Day of the Only Child!" Huey knows the Beagle Brothers are posing as Woodchucks and plan on kidnapping him... but he sticks with them anyways in order to get a badge.
    • In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", when Gandra is revealed to be working with Mark Beaks, he becomes more worried about Fenton's heart getting broken than the fact that, y'know, there's a spy for Beaks in the lab.
  • The Smart Guy: The most knowledgeable and resourceful of the triplets. He knows a lot about organization, general trivia, history (well good for a layman anyway) and science. His scientific knowledge proves useful in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" where he figures out the wormholes and the nature of the mountain.
  • Speak in Unison: The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally - after Lena mocks them for being the same.
    Lena: That's cute, with the names and the color-coded outfits... is that your thing, you're all exactly the same?
    Huey, Dewey, & Louie: Ha, no way! We're all unique snowflakes... Well, this usually never happens! This is really weird! Okay, stop talking! (beat) Antidisestablishmentarianism! Seriously?! GAH!
  • Squee!: The triplets have this reaction when they find out Donald is taking them to stay at Scrooge's in "Woo-oo!".
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: When Dewey is enjoying the slides and such at the Waddle office, Huey admonishes him for having fun and insists that they're serious work tools that are there to help with worker productivity. Immediately followed by perhaps the flattest 'whee' ever uttered in television.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Justified. Huey shares a striking resemblance to his brothers because they are identical triplets.
  • Team Dad: When it's just him, his brothers, and Webby, Huey tends to act as the surrogate father figure.
  • Throw the Book at Them: In the 'Meet Huey' promotional short, Huey knocks out Bigfoot by throwing the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook at him. If you look carefully, Huey consults the book before throwing it, implying that the guidebook instructed him to use it as a weapon.
  • Token Good Teammate: Easily the nicest of the triplets and always willing to lend a hand. While he might not be as good as the other two at lying or getting into mischief, he is great at leading the way out.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. When Della returns, she reveals that she wanted Huey's name to be "Jet".
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Huey and Dewey are unimpressed with Scrooge's petty show of stepping over George Mallardy's corpse and mockingly saying that now he's the man who made it the second furthest up Mount Neverrest.
      Huey: I think the mountain got even for you!
    • During "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", in a depressing case of Reality Ensues, Huey and Louie finally find out about Dewey's investigation into their mom. They are understandably not happy at being kept in the dark.
    • He confronts Louie during "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!", asking him why is so insistent on not going on adventures.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Asks this while acting out in the Harp-Be-Gone advertisement, which had a really bad type casting (he's the wife, Webby is the husband, and Storkules is their baby child).
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He is all too familiar with Locked Room Mysteries, but during "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" he fails to identify the right culprit multiple times. Also, he knows the party should end when the right culprit is revealed, but doesn't know what to do after Nik Nokturne (aka. Black Arts Beagle) is "revealed" as such.

    Dewford Dingus Deuteronomy "Dewey" Duck 
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"That sounds like a challenge!"
Voiced By: Ben Schwartz

The middle child, and like any good middle child he is out to prove himself. Adventurous and reckless sums him up pretty well.

He likes blue.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: Just outside the Garden of Selene, Dewey decides not to enter and blocks Webby from doing so. As soon as she agrees to leave the mystery unsolved to preserve his memory of his mom, he brings her through the rapidly closing portal.
  • Action Hero: To Huey's Science Hero and Louie's Guile Hero. Dewey admires his uncle Scrooge most for his brave acts of daring-do and is the most enthused about going on adventures with him.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the previous adaptation, while Dewey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender. Dewey especially takes a shine to Webby and insists on bringing her along to Funso's and later confides in Webby about his interest in his mother.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Played with. In the comics his name is Deuteronomy, which is his middle name here, and his first name replaced with Dewford. But everyone still calls him "Dewey" regardless.
  • Adult Fear: He is scared that he'll upset his brothers by telling them about the quest to find out their mom's story. They do get upset, but more so that he was hiding it from them.
  • Alliterative Name: Dewford Dingus Deuteronomy Duck. Also applies when using his more well-known nickname, "Dewey".
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Unlike his brothers, when Dewey learns what Della originally wanted to name him, he gets legitimately upset that Donald didn't honor her wishes and name him Turbo Duck.
  • Bad Liar: Not as much as Huey or Webby, but when caught in a deception he has a tendency to conspicuously overact and/or give suspiciously specific denials.
    Scrooge: What have you got there?
    Dewey: Noooooot secrets!
    Louie: Literally the worst answer you coulda given.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Does not display this trait as much as Huey, but he does show this towards Louie at times. For example In "The Secrets of Castle of McDuck", Dewey immediately becomes contrite and sorry for his actions when he sees how much his secret hurt Louie, while he had only gotten defensive when confronted by Huey.
  • Big "NO!": Lets one out in "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!" when his phone gets eaten by a carnivorous plant.
  • Birds of a Feather: Out of all the triplets, he's the closest with Webby due to their mutual love of adventure and conquering dangerous situations. Deconstructed in "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" where it turns out they don't have much in common when it comes to anything else.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Wears blue and aspires to be a brave, daring adventurer like his great uncle.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Of a different stripe than Louie is. While Louie prefers minimal effort to get results or personal interest to take action, Dewey is naturally motivated but only if it's something he is passionate about. He shows dislike for things he finds tedious or boring and will opt for what he deems exciting over uninteresting if he doesn't just avoid it outright.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • In "Woo-oo", he gets mad at Scrooge for not letting him adventure. It fall flats because as Scrooge points out Dewey is too young and inexperienced; and he proves Scrooge's point by strutting through dangerous lasers.
    • After Scrooge tells the kids about Della and the Spear of Selene, the boys are understandably angry at their uncle for building a rocket that would allow their mother to go to space while she was expecting and for not doing anything to save her. The truth is quite different, but Scrooge is taken aback by their accusations and loses his temper, causing things to escalate.
    • Played for Laughs in "The Duck Knight Returns!" where he finds out Scrooge owns a movie studio and furiously demands to know why he didn't tell him since it would fulfill his dreams. When Scrooge answers, "To avoid this exact conversation.", Dewey concedes his point.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Scrooge advises Dewey against it, as it spoils the element of surprise.
  • Catchphrase: "Nailed it!" Frequently used when he most definitely did not nail it.
  • Character Development: Has received a lot over the first season. To list: learns to be less impulsive; learns to think on his feet; learns to fight; and has gotten more moody and cynical regarding his family's history.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: As revealed by José and Panchito, Donald dropped one of the triplets as eggs when he bet he could juggle them. Huey and Louie silently agree it was Dewey, seeing as how he didn't seem to be paying attention and slowly blinked his eyes one at a time.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Dewey's associated with blue. Lampshaded by both Scrooge and Lena when they first meet him as seen under Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In "The Spear of Selene!", he is able to fight toe-to-toe with Webby by using wits and slightly dirty tactics to even the odds against her.
  • Composite Character: He has a strong Intergenerational Friendship with Launchpad, much like Doofus Drake in the original cartoon.
  • Constantly Curious: Dewey has an eye for details and picking up cues, and is the one leading the mystery of what happened to his mother Della Duck.
  • Cool Hat: His rainbow-colored hat in "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" with an awesome story behind it that the audience only partly hears.
  • Cry Cute: In "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!", when he feels that he failed his mother by causing the money tree to grow out of the vault.
  • Death Glare: Has a surprising tendency to throw out a lot of these.
  • Deuteragonist: Seems to be shaping up as this, being the most active triplet, having the most Character Development in the premiere (and is tied for most with Scrooge's Character Development as well), and kicks off the Myth Arc with his discovery during the Wham Shot. Downplayed a bit in later episodes, though he still probably gets the most screen-time overall out of the four kids.
    Dewey: Classic Scrooge/Dewey banter. The seasoned-but-tired explorer Passing the Torch to his cocky young successor.
  • Did Not Think This Through:
    • In "Woo-oo!" he mistakenly believed Glomgold and his henchmen took Donald hostage, so he confronts them by himself, demanding they let his uncle go. When Glomgold casually responds with a simple "no," Dewey then admits how ill-prepared he was.
    • In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" Dewey teaches the Living Mummies how to imitate pop culture monsters (like a shambling zombie army, Frankenstein, and finally a zombie dance in an attempt to intimidate Toth-Ra. Funny enough, Scrooge tries to warn him that Toth-Ra is an undead monster himself, but Dewey doesn't listen until it's too late.
    Dewey: This was a terrible idea, and I see that now. RUN!
    • The boys try to start a pillow fight with Webby. Huey even asks why they thought it was a good idea.
    • In "Day of the Only Child!" Dewey realizes that he drove off both of the potential guests he could have had, and spends much of his talk show being awkward and alone, having to pretend a toy robot and a lamp are his brothers to keep things interesting.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: He lampshades this when he recounts his adventures of finding out what happened to Della to his brothers, because it makes him sound horribly selfish.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: While the majority of the cast are Barefoot Cartoon Animals, Dewey is the first to explicitly state that he does not like wearing shoes, after trying out a pair. He even awkwardly stumbles around in pain while wearing those shoes, but that may be because those particular shoes were too tight for him as he is able to wear snow boots just fine.
  • Dub Name Change: His name is Wily in the Russian dub.
  • Easily Forgiven: While they're still angry at Dewey, and angry at the fact that Webby knew about the quest for Della before them, Huey and Louie agree that they will work together with him to solve the mystery.
    • In "The Last Crash Of The Sunchaser" and the following two episodes, no one seems to hold it against Dewey that he was perfectly willing to risk all of their lives on purpose for the sake of his obsession.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: According to Frank Angones, his full name is Dewford Deuteronomy Duck, whereas "The Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" gives his middle name as Dingus.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Both Scrooge and Lena call him "Bluey" the first time they meet him, highlighting how he's the overlooked middle child compared to the dutiful Huey and the laid-back Louie. And that's an improvement! Initially Scrooge just called him "the third one."
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • In "Woo-oo!", Dewey is introduced hot-wiring the family houseboat so he and his brothers can go for a joyride, showing his daring, adventurous personality. However, he neglects to make sure Donald has left first and consequently gets caught, which makes it apparent that he's too impulsive for his own good.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. For Dewey, it was slaying a Rock Monster and carving a statue of himself out of its leg, demonstrating both his desire for physical adventure and his lust for glory.
  • Eureka Moment: In the first episode, while in the flooding treasure room, Dewey gets distracted by a lamp on the ceiling. But Atlantis fell upside-down, which meant the lamp would have originally been on the floor, surrounded by treasure. He and Scrooge conclude that the reason why the "lamp" was in such an important place was because it was the real Lost Jewel of Atlantis.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In "Last Christmas!", he realizes that Della is mad at Donald for not spending Christmas with his family, and in the middle of explaining realizes he's doing the same thing as Donald.
    Dewey: She just wanted to spend Christmas with you. But you were to caught up in your own thing to notice. Locked in your room, ignoring everybody. And... I have a lot of apologizing to do when I get back.
  • Expressive Accessory: His DJ Daft Duck helmet has a display that shows various graphics to show how he's feeling, such as an exclamation point, emoticon-like faces and a few phrases.
  • Fatal Flaw: In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" his selfish desires and Determinator tendencies lead him to purposely risk his life and six other lives in order to get the final piece of Della's picture, even as the rest of his family urges him that it's not worth it!
  • Fearless Fool: In his thirst for adventure, and his intense desire to be noticed as an individual and not just one-of-three-brothers, he'll take any risk and rush headfirst into danger even after he's been explicitly and repeatedly told why this is a bad idea.
  • Forgiveness: In "The Shadow War" he rescues the Dime and talks to a trapped Scrooge in it, apologizing for blaming him for Della's disappearance. He says he understands now that the triplets didn't just lose their mother; Donald lost his sister and Scrooge lost his niece. Scrooge, with a sorrowful expression in agreement, in turn has long forgiven the kids and Donald for his anger, since they came to his rescue and he wanted them back.
  • Freudian Trio: With his brothers, he plays the Ego to Louie's Id and Huey's Superego, being the most outgoing but also the most socially smart.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Choleric (passionate and strong-willed).
  • Happy Dance: He makes one when Scrooge announces his intention to move the family into McDuck Manor.
  • He Knows Too Much: In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", after Huey and Dewey find out the truth about Project Tah-Dah, Beaks fires them, reasoning he can ruin their potential credibility by giving them a reason to hold a grudge.
  • Heroic BSoD: The boys are so depressed after moving out of the mansion after the events of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Donald tries to rally them by suggesting they move to Cape Suzette. Donald looks extremely guilty when Louie reluctantly loses his Egypt adventure trinket and wants to dive back into the water to save it.
  • Hidden Depths: So far he's the most sensitive and mature of the triplets.
    • He's also the most level-headed of his brothers when placed under pressure. Louie will break down in tears, while Huey would either be paralyzed with fear or lose himself in a fit of Uncle-Donald-like rage.
    • Dewey's social smarts and the ability to think on his feet are showcased most prominently in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", where it's he - and not Huey - who figures out Mark Beaks' Get Rich Quick Scheme.
  • Hot-Blooded: Energetic and emotional, Dewey is.
  • Hypocrite: In "The Last Crash Of The Sunchasher", Dewey angrily accuses Scrooge of only caring about himself, the same episode where Dewey deliberately prioritized his obsession with his missing mother over everyone else's lives.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID tag in this case; he wears a blue T-shirt with a lighter blue long-sleeved shirt underneath. He also has a different hairstyle from his brothers, sticking up from the top of his head instead of the front.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Being the middle child of the triplets, Dewey is desperate to stand out. This is why he latches onto the idea of becoming Scrooge's "successor" in adventuring.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Lena mocks them for being "exactly the same", Huey, Dewey, and Louie all protest that claim... all at once in the exact same way.
  • I Think You Broke Him: When Huey looses his cool after Dewey getting promoted to VP, Dewey says, "Oh, no, Huey's broken."
  • Innocently Insensitive: Furious at Scrooge for what happened, Dewey remarks that Scrooge probably stopped searching for Della the second it put a dent in his money bin. The ending of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" reveals that Scrooge had nearly depleted the bin searching for her and had to be forcibly stopped by his board members.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Launchpad. According to "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!", Launchpad sees him as his best friend. "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System" expands on their relationship by showing the two hanging out and watching Launchpad's favorite TV show from when he was a kid and him telling Dewey all about passing his driver's test.
  • Irony: Each of Scrooge's traits that the triplets expressed admiration for in the first episode now become sources of anger towards him upon learning the truth of Della's disappearance: Dewey, who looks up to Scrooge for his daring and adventurous personality, is furious that Scrooge built the incredibly dangerous rocket Della took to outer space.
  • It Runs in the Family: Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. What Dewey inherits is his addiction to adventure, and also his concern for his family. Not so much his caution and reason.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Huey accuses Dewey of not telling him and Louie about trying to find out the truth about Della's fate for selfish reasons connected to his need to feel special.
    • Dewey can fall into this trope at times, displaying self-centered behavior throughout the series. The worst example happens in "The Last Crash Of The Sunchaser", where Dewey is perfectly willing to risk killing himself and six other people so he can settle his obsession, and seemingly doesn't care about the consequences.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: As the middle child of the triplets, and the second oldest of the main kids, Dewey seems to have a strength shared with each of them, with his logical weaknesses being that he isn't necessarily a master at any of those crafts.
    • Like Huey, he has shown a surprising level of intelligence, relying on Sherlock Scan in the pilot and conducting his own private investigation (with assistance from Webby) to find information on his mother. In "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!" he points out logical fallacies in Launchpad's paranoid claims about mole monsters. But unlike his older brother, Dewey is a Book Dumb child who usually resorts to direct, impulsive action to get himself out of tight spots.
    • Like Louie, Dewey has shown a good deal of social savviness, as shown in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" where he figures out Mark Beaks' Xanatos Gambit. In "The Great Dime Chase!", Dewey also shows an apt ability to think on his feet. Unlike Louie, however, Dewey is too reckless to be a Guile Hero.
    • Like Webby, Dewey is a courageous Action Hero who has no problem jumping straight into any (usually dangerous) situation. However, he isn't as much of a skilled fighter as Webby is, often resulting in Leeroy Jenkins scenarios which his friends have to bust him out of.
  • Jerkass Realization: "Last Christmas!" has him realizing that he was wallowing in his bitterness and ignoring his family who just wanted to spend time with him on Christmas.
  • Jumped at the Call: While all of the kids are excited to join Scrooge on a voyage to Atlantis, Dewey is the one who runs right into the city and ahead of Scrooge without any concern for what dangers lie ahead.
  • Kid Detective: Spearheads the effort of trying to find out what happened to his mother. And up until the last few episodes of Season 1, he takes to it surprisingly well too.
  • The Lancer: If Huey is indisposed, kept in the dark, or otherwise unfit to be leader, Dewey usually steps up to the plate.
  • The Leader: Actively leads his brothers and Webby in the Season 1 finale. He's come a long way.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He has the habit of intentionally running into danger, such as navigating the submarine through a sea full of monsters and crossing a rope bridge with laser-triggered fire traps as a self-imposed challenge.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: It appears Dewey takes after his mother a great deal, sharing not only Della's thirst for adventure, but also the same stubborn recklessness that got her lost in space. "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" reveals she also has a habit of making puns with her name.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: While he and Webby ARE the only ones of the main kids to be investigating Della, he's also completely unaware of what actually happened to her. Until The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!. And even then, he still doesn't know just how much effort and money Scrooge put into trying to rescue her before his board of directors made him stop due to all the money it was costing.
  • Meaningful Name: The "deutero" part of "Deuteronomy" means "second", which is a fitting name for the middle child of the triplets.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: The middle child of the triplets and wants to prove himself because of this. He even goes so far as to create a holiday where he gets to spend the day pretending he's an only child so he doesn't have to share any attention or time with the other two.
  • Momma's Boy: Seems to be the most driven out of his brothers to find out what happened to their mother. In "Last Christmas!", he isolates himself from his family due to depression over his mother not being here, and he stows away on Scrooge and the Spirits' trip to the past so he can at least meet her younger self. When Della finally returns on Earth, Dewey is the first to run up to and hug her. Then when she continually screws up motherly tasks, he's the one who keeps encouraging and complimenting her while defending her to the others.
  • Nephewism: Dewey and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Never My Fault: After Donald catches the boys trying to go on a joyride in their houseboat, Dewey blames Huey for not getting Donald away by ten o'clock. Huey then points out that Dewey wasn't supposed to start the engine until Huey and Louie made sure the coast was clear. Has grown out of this habit since then, fully admitting he's at fault when Huey and Louie call him out on keeping their mother a secret from them.
  • Nice Guy: Generally friendly and easygoing, albeit a bit more impulsive than Huey.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Him tricking Launchpad into taking a shortcut creates a chain of events that lead to Glomgold finding out that Scrooge is also after the jewel of Atlantis, and he plans to murder the old McDuck and the nephews. Dewey also sets off a number of death traps that nearly get the family killed, and Donald injured.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the triplets, Dewey is the "In-Between" one, as he's more impulsive than Huey but not as selfish as Louie.
    • In notable circumstances, he can switch places with Huey as being the Nice Guy.
      • "Daytrip of Doom!" has Dewey be the only one of the triplets to invite Webby on their excursion to Funso's Fun Zone. Huey and Louie both, at first, think Webby as being too socially awkward to join them on their trip.
      • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!": After Mark Beaks is revealed as a fraud, Huey is all up for letting Falcon Graves toss the jerk off the building. Dewey is the one who says they have to intervene.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He is deeply disappointed upon discovering that, due to Atlantis being upside-down, all of its floor traps are now stuck on the ceiling.
  • Not Helping Your Case: He keeps arguing for Scrooge to let him try out the adventure during "Woo-oo!", while endangering himself and his family every step of the way. He finally averts this in the climax, where Glomgold sets off the final deathtrap and Dewey figures out how to dismantle it.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When he finds out Launchpad just recently got his driver's licence in the Cold Open of "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!".
    • Dewey's reaction upon seeing the money shark in "Jaw$!".
  • Only Sane Man: In "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" he tries to convince his great-uncle that Launchpad is a rightfully better driver than the BUDDY robot, to no avail. And when Scrooge, Beaks and Gyro start arguing and pointing fingers once Beaks' car gets hijacked by Lil' Bulb, Dewey gets fed up with the arrogant and/or greedy jerks and tells them to stuff it and at least try to do something useful, while he tries to get Launchpad's assistance.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Lampshaded by Louie when Dewey asks them to give up their treasure quest because it might be dangerous. Louie also calls out Dewey for acting "weird".
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Dewey (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing, they'll be strictly friends only. And of the triplets, he easily gets along best with Webby, as the two have an equal thirst for adventure and a love for danger.
  • Pungeon Master: Whenever Dewey has an opportunity to make a pun based on his name, its a safe bet that he will "dew-ey it."
  • Rage Breaking Point: Just before Quackfaster starts chasing him and Webby, Dewey makes his frustrations about the librarian refusing to divulge information about his mother very clear.
    Dewey: That is LITERALLY YOUR JOB! I'm out! She doesn't know anything!
  • Say My Name: Played with. During "Woo-oo!" Dewey, due to his middle kid syndrome, is obsessed with Scrooge learning his name, especially since Scrooge clearly doesn't care enough to remember it. He goes so far as to sing his own name while carelessly traversing the Laser Hallway. He gets his moment after they escape Atlantis because he figured out how to get out of the trap room and where the real jewel of Atlantis is. Scrooge compliments him by name on his quick thinking.
  • Screaming Warrior: He was one when playing with Nerf guns with his brothers, but Scrooge suggests against is, as to not lose the element of surprise.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: At the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", the boys, disillusioned with Scrooge, ask Donald to move the boat back to the marina.
  • Secret Keeper: He's one of the only people besides Gyro and Launchpad who knows Fenton is Gizmoduck.
  • Sherlock Scan: He's quite observant when it comes to his surroundings, like when he realizes which is the real Jewel of Atlantis in "Woo-oo!" and notices that some of the books in Scrooge's private library were purposely out of order on the shelves in "The Great Dime Chase".
  • Shipper on Deck: The triplets are all interested in Scrooge's relationship with Goldie and tease him about it throughout "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!", even calling their adventure together a date.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He comes up with the whole idea for "Only Child Day" so that he can have all the attention without competing with his siblings.
  • Social Media Before Reason: A Running Gag in "The Town Where Everyone was Nice!" has him taking pictures of the village's customs without actually participating in them, with Louie encouraging him and Webby getting irritated by it. He continues taking selfies even when he's about to get eaten by a carnivorous plant.
  • Speak in Unison: The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally - after Lena mocks them for being the same.
    Lena: That's cute, with the names and the color-coded outfits... is that your thing, you're all exactly the same?
    Huey, Dewey, & Louie: Ha, no way! We're all unique snowflakes... Well, this usually never happens! This is really weird! Okay, stop talking! (beat) Antidisestablishmentarianism! Seriously?! GAH!
  • Squee!:
    • The triplets have this reaction when they find out Donald is taking them to stay at Scrooge's in "Woo-oo!".
    • Dewey and Webby's reactions when they realize they're surrounded by wormholes in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!". Also, their reaction to heading towards "certain death".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Justified. Dewey shares a striking resemblance to his brothers because they are identical triplets.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: A byproduct of being the Fearless Fool.
  • Taught by Experience: Perhaps the reason why he is so outgoing and adventurous. If he doesn't find out how to do things firsthand, then it's missed opportunities, in his eyes.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Genderflipped version. Dewey wants anyone who has the knowledge to tell him about his mother.
  • Theory Tunnelvision: Downplayed a bit, but Dewey clings to his first assumptions about a situation with a stubbornness not unlike his uncle Donald's. If told the assumption is wrong, his first instinct is to double-down on it. This is taken to hilarious levels in The Most Dangerous Game... Night! when Webby and Dewey team up for charades.
    Webby (Getting the word for charades): Oh, this is easy.
    (Webby acting out an old man with a cane)
    Dewey: Sour! Sour grapes! Old fruit!
    (Webby gives Dewey a look and mimes putting on a hat before doing the old man with a cane walk again)
    Dewey: Hat! Fruit hat! Yeah, it was a fruit hat!
    Dewey: Bowler full of smoothies! Nailed it?
    (Webby Facepalms and starts acting like she's counting money)
    Dewey: Money? Expensive smoothies!
    (Webby does a dive and swims across the floor)
    Dewey: Smoothies with cash in them!
    Dewey: Swim away from the smoothies!
    Dewey: An old man? Prune smoothies! No?
    Beakley: Time!
    Webby: Ah! It was Scrooge McDuck!
  • The Three Faces of Adam: Is the Hunter part of the equation, with his uncle Donald as the Lord, and his great-uncle Scrooge as the Prophet.
  • This Is Reality: In "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!" he tries to explain to Launchpad McQuack that mole monsters are just in movies, while this is real life.
  • Thrill Seeker: If there's a path that leads to danger and adventure he is sure to take the most dangerous route.
  • 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • In an effort to prove himself while facing a laser deathtrap that triggers tall flames, Dewey hits every laser beam while dancing across a bridge. If Donald hadn't been below blocking the flames, Dewey would have been a roast duck.
    • He proves to be this throughout "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!"; Dewey selfishly risks both his life and the lives of everyone aboard to recover a scrap of paper he believes holds a vital clue to Della's fate.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Woo-oo!" he challenges Glomgold to a fight, but is easily cowed and backs down before a blow is even exchanged. In "The Spear of Selene!", he takes on Webby in a brawl that lasts for several minutes and manages to hold his own before Webby eventually pins him.
    • His ability to think on his feet in general has vastly improved compared to when the show started. Compare his actions in the climax of "Beware the BUDDY System!" to his actions in the climax of "Woo-oo!", and it's clear that Dewey has only gotten more proactive and competent with experience.
    • This is taken even further in "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!", where in less than a day, he stowed away on a pirate ship, won over the crew's respect with a long-winded story, convinced them to overthrow the captain and took his place. Then when Don Karnage seizes back control, he frees his family from being tied up and engaged in a series of cleverly improvised keep away tactics that ended with tricking the crew into musical numbers so they could escape.
  • Unfortunate Names: One of his middle names is Dingus. No wonder he never uses it.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy:
    • Of the Triplets, Dewey is the guy who most visibly seeks some form of parental validation from both Donald and Scrooge. The former is a perpetual worrywart and the latter is a Grumpy Old Man and Dewey is a little miffed at first but at the end of "Woo-oo!" both of them respect him.
    • In "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!", he spends much of the episode trying to prove himself worthy in his mother's eyes. Luckily, Della assures to him that he doesn't have to prove himself because she'll always believe in him.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. When Della returns, she reveals that she wanted Dewey's name to be "Turbo". He doesn't take it well.
    Dewey: I COULD'VE BEEN TURBO?!
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Huey and Dewey are unimpressed with Scrooge's petty show of stepping over George Mallardy's corpse and mockingly saying that now he's the man who made it the second furthest up Mount Neverrest.
    • In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" he eventually grows sick of Scrooge trying to hog all the glory of being the best at golf, at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
    • In "Day of the Only Child!" Dewey lashes out at Webby for her stunt with the security bot and trying to ruin his personal time.
    • In "Sky Pirates... in the Sky!" he rightfully calls out Scrooge and the rest of his brothers for not noticing he left them and boarded the pirate ship.
    • In "The 87 Cent Solution!" he stops believing Scrooge after nearly getting killed during one of his insane escapades.

    Llewelyn "Louie" Duck 
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"As long as you can talk, you can talk your way out. Trademark Louie Duck."
Voiced By: Bobby Moynihan

The youngest triplet, he isn't bothered by much and just likes going along for the ride. Possessed of a cunning mind and the best social skills of his brothers, Louie wants to be successful but is hampered by his tendency to shy away from putting in significant effort or focus into achieving long-term goals. His own impulsiveness is perhaps his worst enemy.

He likes green.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Played with. While everyone still calls him "Louie", in the comics his full first name is Louis but in this series it's Llewelyn (which he absolutely hates).
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. While he is kinder in this adaptation on some things (see Adaptational Nice Guy below), he is also a lazy, greedy brat who frequently lies and cheats to get what he wants, none of which are personality traits he had in the original show.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the previous adaptation, while Huey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender. Louie, in particular, takes her under his wing in regards to how to lie properly.
  • Adult Fear: In "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!", he watches helplessly as Huey and Dewey run into the arms of a bigfoot who will not hesitate to maim or kill them if they find out what he is (just to spite Louie), which can hit close to home for viewers with loved ones in dangerous roommate or domestic abuse situations.
  • Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times it's proven to Louie that success requires hard work, or that he can't talk his way in or out of everything, he just keeps formulating get-rich-quick schemes and resorting to fast-talking his way out of trouble or into money.
  • All for Nothing: In "The Great Dime Chase!" the number-one dime that Scrooge has on display is just a dummy, so Louie ends up trying to reclaim it for nothing. Or at least nothing except the knowledge that he had still worked hard to accomplish a goal, which he admits does feel pretty good.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Great Dime Chase", when he looks up how to open a locked door, he gets distracted by an advertisement for the TV show "Ottoman Empire". Later, he accidentally uses his (not Scrooge's) newly acquired #1 Dime in the vending machine, while going on about how he's going to take good care of it.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Louie is the youngest of the triplets and the most emotionally vulnerable, being the easier to upset or frighten compared to his brothers.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: When he discovers "Tenderfeet" (Gavin) is scamming Huey and Dewey, he decides to get rid of him by tricking them again, this time by making them think the Bigfoot will die if kept indoors.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted with Louie since he is the youngest of the triplets, but he has shown on more than one occasion that any one messing with or taking advantage of Huey and Dewey will face his retaliation. Just ask Gavin/Tenderfeet from the "Other Bin of Scrooge Mc Duck" what Louie did to him for manipulating his brothers and threatening his family
  • Big "NO!": In "The Great Dime Chase!" when he spends the dime Scrooge gave him as a reward on another soda.
  • Blatant Lies: In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" he claims that he's a more powerful pharaoh than Toth-Ra a few times. It never works.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He is 10 years old most likely, and is lazy, scheming, and greedy.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's clever like Huey, but he's largely unmotivated, preferring to mooch off people - the show's Eye Catch even has him break the fourth wall and ask viewers to come do his chores for him during the commercial break. One of the three intertwining plots of The Great Dime Chase! has Scrooge trying to teach him the value of hard and honest work.
  • Broken Pedestal: He initially idolized his uncle Gladstone. This faded after Louie discovered how selfish and uncaring Gladstone can really be.
  • Buffy Speak: He refers to the kelpies that try to lure the group to their deaths in "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" as "murder ponies".
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After Scrooge tells the kids about Della and the Spear of Selene, the boys are understandably angry at their uncle for building a rocket that would allow their mother to go to space while she was expecting and for not doing anything to save her. The truth is quite different, but Scrooge is taken aback by their accusations and loses his temper, causing things to escalate.
  • Catchphrase: "Trademark Louie Duck." Also, rejecting things with "hard pass!"
  • Character Focus: In Season 1, which focuses a lot on Dewey and Webby, Louie gets relatively little Character Development or time with Scrooge. The first part of Season 2 practically flips this, putting a lot of emphasis on Louie's growth and Scrooge's relationship with him.
  • The Charmer: He's very good at flattering people and has no problem using it for his own personal reasons.
  • The Chessmaster:Zig-Zagged. In the Most Dangerous Game...Night !, while he laments on his uselessness on adventuring with his family he later finds what he brings to the table: improvising and quick thinking (Indy Ploy), finding out all the angles of a situation and using his family's abilities to reach the best outcome (The Chessmaster).
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Louie's associated with green.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • He's convinced that he's going to receive a large amount of inheritance in Scrooge's will, ignorant of the fact that Scrooge is already aware (and disdainful) of his "something for nothing" mentality, not to mention Scrooge dislikes the idea of giving "handouts".
    • In "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!", he admits that he thought life with a treasure hunter would involve "way more treasure and way less hunting".
    • At the end of "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!". He decides to become Goldie's apprentice, believing it to be the best way to get rich with as little effort as possible. While Goldie does tend to steal treasure from under the noses of others (even Scrooge), this practice regularly calls for her to be able to keep up with them every step of the way. As lazy as he is, Louie has little chance of pulling this off.
  • Con Man: He very much wants to be as rich as his uncle Scrooge, but he would very much rather get it through unscrupulous means like Goldie rather than hard work and effort like his great uncle which is why he decides to become her apprentice.
  • Crocodile Tears: Though he does legitimately cry more often then his brothers, he can easily break out the waterworks more intentionally for less honest situations.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: He manages to slap Gavin around a bit at the end of "The Other Bin Of Scrooge McDuck" by pretending he's driving him away "for his own good."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes many dry, sarcastic remarks.
  • Decomposite Character: Louie Duck retains a lot of aspects of Comics!Donald, namely his scheming, his fixation on get-rich-quick schemes and his constant haggling with Scrooge about what part of the inheritance he will get. These aspects are played down in the show version of Donald, allowing Louie to retain it as part of his own character arc.
  • Depending on the Writer: Just what unethical lengths he'll go to to obtain money tends to vary. "The Great Dime Chase!" implies that he won't outright steal money as he plans on paying Scrooge back for using his "emergency dime" later while "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" reveals that he's been tricking Donald into donating to a fake charity he started for years.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • To get extra money for a soda, Louie grabs a dime from a display. It doesn't occur to him to ask why it's on a pedestal. He then finds out that Uncle Scrooge values it highly since it's his First Dime. Or so he thought. It was actually a decoy.
    • The boys try to start a pillow fight with Webby. Huey even asks why they thought it was a good idea.
    • Louie puts zero thought into the long-term operation of his harpy-capturing business and thus when Storkules happily informs everyone that they've caught all the harpies in Duckburg, he not only has no clue what to do next, but he can't even pay his employees because he blew all the money on merchandise that is now useless.
  • Dirty Coward: Though a Lovable Coward most of the time, he has some questionable moments, such as exclaiming "Take my brothers first" when he mistakes Manny for a monster.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", Louie hates hot dogs.
  • Do Wrong, Right: When he learns Webby didn't tell Mrs. Beakley that she went on a journey with him, his brothers, Launchpad, and Scrooge, he admonishes her since it'd mean she'd be worried sick. He then has Webby call Mrs. Beakley and lie to her grandmother saying she's sleeping at a friend's house.
  • Dub Name Change: His name s Dilly in the Russian dub.
  • Embarrassing First Name: "The Spear of Selene" reveals that Louie's first name is Llewelyn. Unlike his brothers, he seems horrified at it being used. In "The Night of DeSpell", he won't even say it aloud when he reads Webby's letter addressed to "Hubert, Dewford, and Llew-*mumbles*". Making it worse is that "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" reveals his mom had intended on naming him Rebel.
    • He seems to be unaffected when Storkules calls him "Employer Llewelyn" numerous times in Storkules in Duckburg, however.
    • Likely unknown to him is that one interpretation of his name's meaning is "lion of the gods of light." As things stand now, it just sounds to him like Lou-Ellen.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • Tosses away Donald's sailor suit and forces him to wear a jacket and tie for his job interview, telling him to "dress for the job he wants, not the job he has, which is no job" showing his sarcasm and lax morals but also his good heart as well as his good people skills. Then when Donald asks where Dewey is, he easily lies through his teeth and gets mad at Huey for being a Bad Liar.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. The simple fact that Scrooge is so rich he can swim in his Pooled Funds is enough to excite Louie.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Downplayed. While Louie isn't "bad" so much as lazy, scheming, and greedy, he is most visibly shaken by Dewey's secrecy of their mother. While Huey calls Dewey out, Louie can only sit quietly in a corner, forlornly cradling his mother's old aviator jacket. He also remains the most troubled by her disappearance after his brothers have had time to process what happened to her.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • When Webby reveals that she didn't tell her grandmother she was going out with the others during the pilot, Louie admonishes her for unnecessarily making Mrs. Beakley worried sick (Although he encourages her to lie about spending the night at a friend's house).
    • It's shown that he does have some restraints when it comes to acquiring money. In "The Great Dime Chase!", when he takes Scrooge's "emergency dime" from the display so he can buy a soda, he has every intention of paying Scrooge back later.
    • In "McMystery At McDuck McManor", he thinks it's unfair for Huey to force Scrooge to celebrate his birthday and attend a party the latter clearly doesn't want, and calls his brother out for his It's All About Me attitude.
    • In the same episode, Louie is absolutely heartbroken over not being told about Dewey's investigation of their mother. It shows that even though he's willing to con his brothers into doing his chores, he wouldn't go as far as to deceive them about something that important and he definitely doesn't condone that sort of behavior.
    • Louie might con his uncle out of money for a bogus charity and trick his brothers into doing his laundry, but even he seems revolted by Gavin's mean-spirited scam against his brothers, mooching off their goodwill and mocking them for being too naive to realize it behind their backs.
    • Money-grubbing he may be, even he thinks 87 cents is nothing that Scrooge should obsess over.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Inverted. The Sapphire of Souls that Louie holds in "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" is supposed to show someone his truest darkest desires. But Louie's natural greed and manipulative tendencies makes his dark self get creeped out instead. Though it turns out the gem was fake and he was really just talking to his reflection.
  • Evil Twin: Played for Laughs. When Webby asks which one of the triplets is evil, Huey and Dewey immediately point to Louie... who doesn't even try to defend himself and instead shrugs and gives an agreeable "eh."
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" Louie, Huey and Webby attempt to distract Scrooge by pretending to be scared for their safety. As the predicament they are in is described to Scrooge, Louie suddenly understands the full extent of the situation the whole family is in and he becomes understandably scared for real.
  • Facepalm: Out of the three brothers, he tends to do this the most.
  • Failed a Spot Check: He somehow managed to miss the price sticker on the gem he's been carrying throughout "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!".
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • In "The Great Dime Chase!", his laziness, combined with Didn't Think This Through and not paying attention to Scrooge. He gets pulled to the Money Bin because he makes the mistake of being openly slovenly and wasteful in front of Scrooge, whom he knows is a penny pincher. Then later on he accidentally uses what he thinks is an emergency dime, he spends the entire episode trying to get it back. Scrooge was about to tell him the dime's importance before the Money Bin distracted him. Furthermore, if he'd searched for the Dime himself rather than making Little Bulb do it, most of the resulting chaos would have been avoided. He doesn't really get better by the end, though he seems to have learned to listen to Scrooge and does come to admit that earning the Dime after all his hard work for it did feel pretty good.
    • Louie's cowardice in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" ruins one of the kids' attempts to retrieve the missing picture piece without the adults noticing. The botched attempt caused by Louie's panicking also leads to the jeep accidentally being jump-started and knocked loose, further damaging and unbalancing the plane.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Phlegmatic (reserved and lazy).
  • Freudian Trio:
    • With his brothers, he plays the Id to Huey's Superego and Dewey's Ego, being the most lazy and inconsiderate.
    • In "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!", he plays the Ego to Huey's Superego and Webby's Id, telling Webby that Huey's "usually right about nerd stuff", while coaxing Huey to be more flexible and adaptable to the unknown.
  • Genre Savvy: By Season 2, he becomes pretty aware of how adventure stories usually go, breaking it down to three phases: the "whoa" when they discover an amazing ancient treasure, the "wait, what" when they realize the treasure is protected by a trap, curse or monster, and the "aaargh", when they run from said protection.
  • Glad I Thought of It: He dismisses Webby's ideas on training the harpies, only to later have the very same idea and ask why no one asked what the harpies love most. Webby is not amused.
  • Greed: Louie is pretty obsessed with wealth. When they find Scrooge's treasures, he puts green labels on them to mark which ones he will get when Scrooge eventually passes and the comic adaptation features him doing several schemes to make money.
  • Green and Mean: Downplayed. Louie's main color scheme is green (as seen by his green hoodie) and while he is greedy, selfish, and lazy, he has a good heart and is nowhere near a much of a jerkass as his uncle Gladstone.
  • Guile Hero: To Huey's Science Hero and Dewey's Action Hero. Louie admires his uncle Scrooge most for the vast wealth he has collected, as well as the charisma and cunning it took to get it.
  • Heel Realization: He gets one in "The House of the Lucky Gander!" when he sees how emotionally hurt Donald is, to the point that Donald wants to stop playing. When Donald prepares to forfeit the climactic footrace, knowing the odds are against him, Louie gives him a rousing speech that motivates Donald to finish and actually win.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Goes through one in "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!". Unlike Huey who lashes out at Dewey when the latter reveals he was secretly investigating their mom's disappearance, Louie just sits in the corner cradling her jacket in silence before telling Dewey what he did was "not okay" in a broken voice.
    • The boys are so depressed after moving out of the mansion after the events of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Donald tries to rally them by suggesting they move to Cape Suzette. Donald looks extremely guilty when Louie reluctantly loses his Egypt adventure trinket and wants to dive back into the water to save it.
    • Suffers a big one in "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" because he's so worried he will end up getting hurt due to lacking special talents and abilities, as well as the fact that his mother was an expert and still got hurt.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", he knows enough about the properties of gold to find the true key to the crypt - amidst a huge pile of fakes, no less - in seconds. He's also shown to carry a jeweller's loupe on his person to this purpose.
    Louie: Found it! Real gold weighs more than fool's gold, so you just search the bottom of the pile. Y'know, check the lustre and the karat quality and boom - pure gold key. [beat] What? You like nerd stuff; I like gold! C'mon.
    • In "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" Scrooge realizes that Louie's trademark ability to find an angle in every situation to achieve the best possible outcome would make him a better adventurer in some ways than Huey and ''even Scrooge himself, if he just applied himself.
  • High School Hustler: He's not yet in high school but he already has this act. His antics at the start of the "Great Dime Chase" also mark him as a slacker.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!", upon learning that the resort town vendor has tricked Launchpad into thinking "Ice Fever" exists and the only way to stop it is by buying a lot of merchandise.
    Louie: Nobody cons my family but me!
  • Iconic Item: He is shown to carry a jeweller's loupe on his person on at least two occasions: first during their trip to Castle McDuck, where it comes in handy for finding a specific pure gold key among a pile of fakes; and during the Game Night incident when the rest of the family save Huey and Louie are shrunk down to microscopic size.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Lena mocks them for being "exactly the same", Huey, Dewey, and Louie all protest that claim... all at once in the exact same way.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID tag, in this case; he wears a green hoodie.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: His opinion of golf.
    Louie: It's a sport where you try not to score points to make it end sooner. Hard pass.
  • Irony: Each of Scrooge's traits that the triplets expressed admiration for in the first episode now become sources of anger towards him upon learning the truth of Della's disappearance. Louie, who always held Scrooge's vast fortune and Pooled Funds in esteem, lashes out at him for seemingly not using them to fund more ships to go up to space and find her (though it turns out Scrooge actually did do this).
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. Like Scrooge, Louie has a love of money and riches, despite not being as much of an honest, hard worker as his Great Uncle. His schmoozing and ability to charm people to do his job for him also shows parts of Scrooge's exploitative cheapskate nature and that Louie also believes in "work smarter not harder" albeit by being smart enough to not work at all (which was not Scrooge's message at all).
    • In "Shadow War", it's revealed that Louie has actually taken the time and effort to learn how to dive and swim in money just like Scrooge can, which pleases his uncle.
    • His charmer personality and his wanting something for nothing attitude gives him a lot with common with his Uncle Gladstone.
    • In The Most Dangerous Game... Night!, Scrooge tells Louie that he inherited his keen mind from his mother.
  • Jaw Drop: He does one in "The Great Dime Chase!" when Scrooge reveals the dime on the pedestal is a decoy, and he wears the real one around his neck.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's greedy, money-grubbing and rather lax when it comes to morals, but despite being labeled the "evil triplet", he still has a good heart and cares about his loved ones.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • After getting separated from the others in "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!", Webby wants to leave the treasure room to rejoin the group. Louie convinces her that the better option is to stay put because, in his words, "it's a room full of treasure. Scroogey's gonna find it."
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!", Louie is understandably annoyed that Scrooge takes them on a spontaneous family adventure on Christmas, that has no extrinsic award aside from Scrooge getting the satisfaction of being the first to climb a mountain. He was expecting a warm evening by a fire with presents to open, not climbing up a death-defying mountain and risking his life for no reason. The other kids eventually get fed up with the hike and even Scrooge admits at the end Louie's decision to stay behind at the sauna and drink hot cocoa was a wise one.
    • Considering the others put in a lot of work and regularly risk their lives to get the treasure on their adventures, Louie does have a right to be miffed about Scrooge refusing to let them keep any of it.
    • In "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" Louie is pretty callous for raining on everyone's adventuring parade, but he's not wrong about them making adventuring a lot harder and a lot more dangerous than it needs to be by blindly stumbling into every trap every time, and getting him into needless trouble despite knowing he Can't Catch Up.
    Louie: Can we just wrap up the "WHOOOA!" and get to the "Wait, what?" already? [Scrooge looks puzzled.] "WHOOOA! Some cool hidden city or treasure or whatever." "Wait, whaaat? That cool thing is dangerous or cursed or guarded by centaurs?" "AAAH! Louie almost dies!" Can we please move it along, that's how it goes.
  • The Load: We learn in the first episode of season 2 that he fears that he is this, given that his only real strength seems to be his Guile Hero skills.
    • Discussed in "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" when Louie fears he Can't Catch Up and is becoming a permanent Distressed Dude. Ultimately averted when he and Scrooge discover his ability to analyze and work out an angle to in every situation can be very useful when applied to adventuring, not just getting out of situations.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Along with Huey. Dewey and Webby haven't told them anything about Della or their investigation into her disappearance for most of the first season. Averted as of "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", when Dewey finally confesses.
  • Lovable Coward: Louie is the most likely of the children to show fear in the face of danger, just look at the picture on the main page, that said he will still fight to protect his friends and family.
  • Mellow Fellow: Louie is quite laidback and easygoing, to the point of being The Stoic.
  • Morality Pet: WordOfGod has confirmed his family is this to him
  • Nephewism: Louie and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the triplets, Louie is the "Mean" one, as he is the most greedy and selfish of his brothers.
    • Became the in-between in "McMystery At McDuck McManor", while Huey became the mean one and Dewey became the nice one.
  • Non-Action Guy: He and Huey are this, while Dewey and Webby are Action Heroes.
  • No Sense of Direction: Apparently gets lost when he's in charge of the map when the triplets kayak. Dewey even calls him "Captain Lost".
  • Not So Similar: From his Uncle Gladstone; they both believe in trying to get something for nothing and coasting through life but Gladstone only cares about himself, while Louie cares for others.
  • Not So Stoic: In normal circumstances, he affects a laid-back, carefree attitude. But there are moments where he loses his cool.
    • When Webby ties up the triplets and begins interrogating them, Louie actually starts crying.
    • When Lena nearly attacks him in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", he looks darn near traumatized, crawling to Huey for comfort.
    • He also gets very squeamish when he peaks into a canopic jar in a pharaoh's tomb and learns firsthand that they weren't used for storing treasure.
    • Gets very upset when he finds out Dewey was investigating their mom's fate and didn't tell them.
    • In general, he tends to lose his composure in dangerous situations he can't talk his way out of, or when his attempts to talk his way out fail.
    • Comes to a head in "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!" where he becomes so distressed about being The Load and that he will never catch up with the others in adventuring, entering a Troubled Fetal Position.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • In "The Great Dime Chase!", when he finds out that the dime he borrowed to use the soda machine was actually Scrooge's number-one dime.
    • He has this reaction when he figures out what Doofus Drake is really like.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only reason he goes on Scrooge's adventures is because he wants to find treasure. In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest", upon learning that there is no treasure on the mountain and the group is just climbing it for adventure's sake, he immediately drops his equipment and goes to get hot cocoa and relax at a sauna in the resort town.
    • Further, he's not exactly thrilled to play Golf with the family. Only tagging along because he gets tipped by Glomgold as his substitute Caddie.
  • Only Sane Man: On rare occasions, he plays this role when everyone else gets too caught up in the thrill of adventure and mysteries while he stays Closer to Earth.
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" Louie proves to have been correct all along in his wisdom to just sit back and lounge around the base town and drink hot cocoa on the sidewalks. Scrooge himself admits at the end that he should drink some.
    • In "McMystery At McDuck McManor", while Huey wants to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Scrooge himself to prove he's a great party planner, Louie wants to call the police or Mrs. Beakley for help. He even lampshades how having to be the sensible one one of the trio wigs him out.
  • The Only One Allowed To Insult You: "No one cons my family but me!"
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!", when the kelpies mention the treasure at the end of the course, Louie of all people says they should ignore them and go home.
    • When the other two finally learn about Dewey's investigation of their mother, in contrast to Huey's angry confrontation over it, Louie just silently sits in the corner until they notice him, at which he somberly tells Dewey keeping the secret was "not okay."
    • The money grubber who enjoys living in McDuck Manor the most, is the one who tells Donald the triplets want to move back to the marina.
    • He has a breakdown in the first episode of Season 2 over his lack of enthusiasm for adventuring and concern that he wouldn't catch up with the others and will end up getting hurt.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Louie (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing, they'll be strictly friends only. Of the triplets, he 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.
  • Pooled Funds: Attempts it in "The Great Dime Chase", but is stopped by Scrooge because it's far harder than he makes it look.
    • Pay close attention and you'll see Louie slowly learning to swim in gold as the first season goes on: he "treads water", swims in plastic poker chips, et cetera.
    • He seems to have figured it out by "The Shadow War", as he dives into the money bin and jets through it to dodge blasts from Magica's staff. As the family celebrates at the end, we see him swim through the gold again in front of Scrooge, even replicating the classic coin-spitting move. Scrooge notices and is visibly proud.
  • Prone to Tears: Of the triplets, he's generally the one who cries the easiest.
  • The Scapegoat: At the end of "The Depths of Cousin Fethry", his brothers plan to blame him for the whole situation of the episode.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!:
    • In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" after Scrooge tells the group that they'll be climbing all the way to the mountaintop (and that there's no treasure involved), Louie tells them he's sitting this one out and goes to relax at the local coffee shop instead.
    • At the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", the boys, disillusioned with Scrooge, ask Donald to move the boat back to the marina.
    • Attempted in "The Shadow War" when he sees Magica's return.
    Louie: (Walking off-screen) So, we're still going to Cape Suzette, cool? Cool.
  • Shipper on Deck: The triplets are all interested in Scrooge's relationship with Goldie and tease him about it throughout "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!", even calling their adventure together a date.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" he is hired as Glomgold's caddie. Louie immediately proceeds to charge Glomgold for every gesture of assistance. Not exactly skewed yet, but this behavior reaches mind-blowing levels at the climax, where even though the curse has started turning everyone to stone, he still tries to charge money for handing out golf clubs - to his own family.
  • The Slacker: His laziness annoys Scrooge greatly. At the start of "The Great Dime Chase!", he's chugging cans of Pep Soda (but only one sip of each, to get "peak carbonation") while watching TV, taken to calling Beakley by cell (which he throws away when its battery runs out, because he didn't want to bother charging it) while still in the mansion and more or less puts on a couch potato act before Scrooge. In "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!", he temporarily goes back to being a couch potato and decides to scrap Louie Incorporated altogether because of a line (consisting of only five people) at the patent office.
    • According to Word of God, he's been this since before he hatched - while Huey and Dewey hatched within three seconds of each other, Louie didn't make his way out of his egg for another 48 or so minutes.
  • The Smart Guy: Huey is best with logical thinking, but Louie is best at thinking on his feet, analyzing a situation, and putting everyone to their best use. As Scrooge put it; if Huey is smarter than the smarties, then Louie is sharper than the sharpies.
  • The Social Expert: Louie has a knack for schmoozing people and recognizing what makes them tick.
  • Speak in Unison: The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally - after Lena mocks them for being the same.
    Lena: That's cute, with the names and the color-coded outfits... is that your thing, you're all exactly the same?
    Huey, Dewey, & Louie: Ha, no way! We're all unique snowflakes... Well, this usually never happens! This is really weird! Okay, stop talking! (beat) Antidisestablishmentarianism! Seriously?! GAH!
  • Squee!: The triplets have this reaction when they find out Donald is taking them to stay at Scrooge's in "Woo-oo!".
  • The Stoic: He's the most calm and neutrally expressive of the cast, though in a laid-back manner. Makes it more notable when something happens to break his cool (namely dangerous situations).
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Justified. Louie shares a striking resemblance to his brothers because they are identical triplets.
  • Street Smart: In contrast to Huey's Book Smart, Louie doesn't care much for research, but is very good at thinking on his feet and using what he knows about people to get out of a jam.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: After he finally takes off Launchpad's goggles in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest":
    Launchpad: You saved me! You carried me down the mountain single-handedly and cured me of ice fever!
    Louie: Sure, yeah, why not?
  • Token Evil Teammate: The other triplets insist he's the evil one, an assertion he merely shrugs at. It's mostly an Informed Flaw as he's not really "evil". However, he has no qualms about lying or swindling people out of money.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He frequently tries to teach Webby skills like lying, schmoozing with people to get free stuff, and cutting corners with buying things.
    Louie: Lying: it's the responsible thing to do!
  • Troll: Pretends to support both Webby and Huey's viewpoints in "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!" solely to keep the argument going because he thinks that it's more entertaining than the movie they just saw.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. When Della returns, she reveals that she wanted Louie's name to be "Rebel".
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • He calls Huey out on his It's All About Me attitude throughout "McMystery at McDuck McManor!".
    • During "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", in a depressing case of Reality Ensues, Huey and Louie finally find out about Dewey's investigation into their mom. They are understandably not happy at being kept in the dark.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: He voices one in "The House of the Lucky Gander!" on behalf of Donald:
    Louie: "Come on, Uncle Donald! So you have the worst luck in the world. Who cares? No matter how bad things get, like really, really bad, you keep going. It's kind of ridiculous. You never had the common sense to give up before. Why start now?"

    Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack 
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"I'm going to eat a hamburger!"
Voiced By: Kate Micucci
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.
  • 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.
  • Adorkable: Hopelessly socially awkward, but endearingly so. She's never had any real friends before the triplets came along, due to her granny never letting her leave McDuck Manor.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Dear" from her grandmother.
    • In "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra", Louie calls her "Webs".
  • Age Lift: In the previous series, Webby was younger than the triplets. Here, while it's not stated how old she is, she's at least around the same age as they are.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She has a few quirks that are often signs of being on the autism spectrum, including rocking back and forth, intense specialized interests, being anxious in unfamiliar environments, and being unable to pick up on social cues.
  • 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.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Despite being closer in age to the triplets in this adaptation, Webby is still presumably younger than 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. As of "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!", she is responsible for the apparent death of one of the show's villains. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 His Own Strength: 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 twins and hanging them upside down, and the elaborate traps she sets up for the triplets while playing with dart guns in "Daytrip of Doom!".
  • 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 finds out, Webby has no problem using lethal force against her.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a bow on the right side of her hair.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Bouncing is a surprisingly dangerous ability, especially when the bouncer is already a skilled Badass Normal.
  • The Heavy: The family freely admits that Webby, thanks to her martial arts training, is the most capable in a fight. Huey calls her "The Fists".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instant Expert: Subverted in Issue 14 of the comic. Despite having done extensive research on ice hockey and spending a lot of time practicing, Webby ends up stumbling upon entering an actual hockey game... because all her training was never done on ice.
  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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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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.


  • Aesop Amnesia: Her ordeal on the Moon did little to curb her reckless and impulsive tendencies. 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.
    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!
  • Ace Pilot: Going by her aviation-styled clothing, she retains this status from the comics. She did manage to pilot a crashing ship down onto the surface of the Moon, after all.
  • 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.
  • Adorkable:
    • She makes her own action hero theme music out of a lullaby she wrote for her kids.
    • Upon arriving back on Earth, the greeting she (accidentally) says to her long-lost family is "Sup, party people? I'm back in the hizz-ouse!" Della then immediately asks for a do-over.
  • Alliterative Name: Della Duck.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She's impulsive, gets bored after glancing at an instruction manual, doesn't think things through, misses obvious things right in front of her and is prideful. Underneath this is an obviously smart person who cares for others.
  • Ambiguous Situation: A surprising amount of information is given about her past except the identity of the father of her children.
  • 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.
  • 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). In Season 2, she becomes a recurring character, though her mid-season appearances are making her border main character territory.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'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.
  • 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 it occurs to her 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? Also, what is the Spear of Selene? 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 kids were old enough. Della took it without permission, with tragic consequences. Scrooge tried to get her back, but he was literally dragged away from doing so because he was draining his money vault. The season 1 finale shows that she was still alive, stuck 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.
  • 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 Spoiler: She used to be an adventurer alongside Donald and Scrooge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Stupid Earth gravity...
  • Handicapped Badass: She lost her left leg during the crash and replaced it with a robotic leg.
  • 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 Dedalus 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.
  • 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).
  • 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".

  • 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: Subverted 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, starting in Season 2, even before 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.
  • Oblivious To Hatred: She absolutely cannot see that Penumbra cannot abide her presence, let alone consider her a friend.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pungeon Master: It's easy to see where Dewey got it from.
    Louie: Euh boy, now there's two of 'em.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Who is the father of Della's children?
  • Sanity Slippage: Time on the moon did NOT bode well for her sanity, and she kept losing it the more she failed.
  • 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.
  • 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: Being an adventurous, hot-blooded adrenaline junkie who loved pranking.
  • 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without spoiling the answers to the first season's Driving Question.
  • 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. Justified since she was alone for ten years and didn't have to act like a mother until she came back home, so she's still adjusting.

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