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    Captain Peghook 
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"Curse ye, scurvy life-lubbers!"
Voiced By: Keith Ferguson

The ghost pirate, known as the "Scourge of the River Styx".


  • Adaptation Species Change: In the video game Disney's Magical Quest 3, Captain Peghook was a bulldog. Here, he is a ghost parrot.
  • Advertised Extra: While he's shown among the Rogues Gallery in the opening, he's had only one appearance to his name in Season 1.
  • Beard of Evil: He sports a large, dark Seadog Beard.
  • Evil Laugh: The piratey "har har har" variety.
  • Exact Words: Demands "the head of Scrooge McDuck." Scrooge tosses him the severed head of a statue of Scrooge, to which the pirate laments he should have been more specific as he passes on.
  • Flaming Skulls: His head becomes Wreathed in Flames when he emphasizes he needs the head of Scrooge McDuck.
  • Ghostly Goals: His goal is to get the head of Scrooge.
  • Ghost Pirate: An ethereal pirate captain coming out of a treasure chest, who wouldn't go on to the afterlife until he gets the head of Scrooge McDuck.
  • Incoming Ham: His first words are "Curse ye, scurvy life-lubbers!" as he attacks the triplets, and what little dialogue he has afterward is over the top and loud.
  • In Name Only: He has no relation with the pirate character in Disney's Magical Quest 3.
  • Meaningful Name: Has a Seadog Peg Leg ending in a hook.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, he fought Scrooge sometime before the series started, and has enough animosity that he makes his requirement for moving on to decapitate Scrooge.
  • No-Sell: The Deus-Ex-Caliber does jack squat to him because he's already dead.
  • Pirate Parrot: According to Word of God, he is a parrot, as a variant on this trope.
  • The Red Baron: He's known as the "Scourge of the River Styx". In Greek mythology, Styx is the river that separates the world of the living and the dead, which implies he was already a Ghost Pirate when he got the title.
  • Skull for a Head: He has a bird skull with a beard he can set on fire.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first truly antagonistic character to come across the Duck family... and thanks to Scrooge's quick thinking, he's dealt with in a matter of minutes, with him solely existing to establish the adventurer's skills to his kin.
  • Vengeful Ghost: We don't know what Scrooge did to cross him, but he swore revenge and cannot pass on to the afterlife until he gets the head of Scrooge.

    The Fearsome Four 
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Quackerjack voiced by: Michael Bell
Megavolt voiced by: Keith Ferguson
Liquidator voiced by: Corey Burton (Season 1), Keith Ferguson (Season 3)

Villains from Launchpad's favourite show Darkwing Duck: the evil clown Quackerjack, electricity-powered Megavolt, and water-controlling Liquidator. The plant/duck hybrid Bushroot also briefly appears in a comic book. They all later return in "Let's Get Dangerous!", where the Fearsome Four are summoned by Taurus Bulba using the Ramrod to serve as his henchmen.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the original, Bushroot was barely even a villain, being primarily a bumbling nerd who serves as comic relief, with his plant powers usually being fairly inconsequential in comparison to the more deadly abilities of the other villains. This version of Bushroot is a silent, zombie-like being who effortlessly blocks off the ways in and out of St. Canard, is treated as a threat by the triplets, and gives Darkwing a solid fight.
  • Adaptational Curves:
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While he still engages in some of his sales slogan style dialogue, Liquidator mostly speaks to other characters more normally and casually in what few lines he has in "Let's Get Dangerous!".
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Bushroot is given a more creepy and corpse-like appearance, almost looking like a withered plant, in contrast to his original and kid-friendly appearance.
  • Anti-Villain: Bushroot is one, at least according to Launchpad and Drake. It comes off as more of an Informed Attribute since he's portrayed as being just as villainous as the rest (though it's worth noting that he was one in the original show).
  • Green Thumb: Being a hybrid between a plant and a duck, Bushroot fits this trope to a T.
  • Humongous Mecha: Quackerjack pilots a mech that looks just like him to cause chaos in St Canard.
  • Living Toys: Mr. Banana Brain comes to life due to getting possessed by Paddywhack.
  • Making a Splash: Liquidator has water-related powers.
  • Monster Clown:
    • How monstrous he is is up to debate, but this is Quackerjack's MO.
    • Paddywhack, the Eldritch Abomination resembling a demonic harlequin, possesses Quackerjack's puppet Mr. Banana Brain in a Darkwing Duck episode that Launchpad and Beakley watch in "Friendship Hates Magic".
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: In "Let's Get Dangerous!", Taurus Bulba brings them from another dimension to act as his henchmen.
  • Shock and Awe: Megavolt has electrical powers.
  • Show Within a Show: The quartet of villains are characters in the Darkwing Duck show Launchpad loves though "Let's Get Dangerous!" reveals they do exist in another dimension.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: When Taurus states he wants to get the five of them known to the world in a big way, Liquidator just states they could kill Darkwing Duck.
  • Villain Team-Up: Like in the original Darkwing Duck cartoon, Quackerjack, Megavolt and the Liquidator work together to rob a bank in their appearance in ''Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!"
    • They would do this again with Taurus Bulba when he uses the Ramrod in "Let's Get Dangerous!".
  • The Voiceless:
    • Liquidator is unusually silent in his appearance despite having a voice actor listed. He gets more lines in "Let's Get Dangerous!".
    • Bushroot makes screeching sounds, but otherwise doesn't speak, (at least in "Let's Get Dangerous!").

    Negaduck 
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Click here to see him as Darkwing Duck 
Voiced By: Jim Cummings

Jim Starling was the actor who originally played Darkwing Duck. Years of trying to coast off of his residual fame from the role, combined by him being replaced in a Darker and Edgier reboot and the series of events that follow, end up causing him to snap and become Negaduck.


  • Adaptation Deviation: He's neither a literal manifestation of one's evil nor an evil doppelganger from a negative parallel universe (like the two versions from the original Darkwing Duck cartoon), he's an aged actor replaced in his only role who went insane after a desperate attempt to take it back... and became even more insane when his brain was fried.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While a narcissistic jerk at first, he doesn't start out as a super villain, and in fact performs one heroic action (pushing Launchpad and Drake out of the way of an exploding piece of machinery) before becoming Negaduck.
  • Adaptation Name Change: While not mentioned, the original incarnation of Negaduck likely had the same name as Drake Mallard by the virtue of being his Alternate Self, while this incarnation is not an alternate Drake Mallard and is instead named Jim Starling.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He ends up becoming the reason Drake became a superhero, whereas Negaduck only had involvement in one of Drake Mallard's (dubiously real) origin stories, but didn't personally spur him into action.
  • Age Lift: This incarnation of Negaduck is a lot older than Drake, while in the original Darkwing series, they are both the same age, by virtue of the former being the latter's alternate universe counterpart.
  • Arch-Enemy: He quickly pegs his replacement in the feature film as this, even before he becomes Negaduck.
  • Art Evolution: Sort of. This version of Negaduck takes more after Tad Stones' redesigning of the OG Negaduck that came well after his show ended than the show's design. As seen here and here, the Jim Starling Negaduck shares the corrupted eyes, tattered clothing, and sharp teeth.
  • Badass Boast: When playing Darkwing, he introduces himself with one of his "I am the terror that flaps in the night" monologues.
  • Badass Normal: He doesn't have any superpowers, but he can clearly hold his own in a fight, both in and out of character.
  • Berserk Button: Doesn't like anybody taking the Darkwing Duck role away from him.
  • Canon Character All Along: An odd version of this, in that he's a different canon character than he appears as. For his first few appearances, you just take it for granted that he's this universe's version of Darkwing Duck. Then "The Duck Knight Returns!" happens, and now he's this universe's version of Negaduck.
  • Cool Bike: Rides one of these in his role as Darkwing, which he calls the Ratcatcher.
  • The Cowl: What he played on television. His real personality is anything but.
  • Darker and Edgier: Or as he puts it, "grim and gritty". The network wanted him to be this, causing him to rebel and ultimately get kicked off the project. Ironically, he ended up becoming more grim and gritty by refusing to do so — Jim Starling ended up going back to the studio and deciding that if he couldn't be Darkwing Duck, no one could be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the TV show, Darkwing, after finishing his Badass Boast, realizes his enemies have run away and dryly remarks that he needs a shorter Catchphrase.
  • Decomposite Character: Jim Starling is essentially the original Darkwing's ego personified, with few of his other redeeming traits, likely because he apparently had no Launchpad or Gosalyn to keep him grounded. This eventually rolls pretty well into his becoming Negaduck.
  • Dented Iron: Launchpad mentions that due to his insistence on doing his own stunts, Jim Starling took a serious pounding over the course of the show's run.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Apart from the color of their clothing, Darkwing Duck and Negaduck both had the same build in their home series. In this incarnation, however, Drake Mallard is younger (in his late twenties or early thirties) and skinnier, and wears a new version of the old costume, while Negaduck's physical appearance and broader build is near identical to the original Darkwing and Negaduck, but takes after Tad Stones' reimagined design (sharing his torn up costume, eyes, and teeth), giving the two more distinct appearances.
  • Don't Think, Feel: According to Launchpad, one of his catchphrases is "A hero thinks with his gut or not at all."
  • Evil Costume Switch: After he ends up in the sewers with his brain fried, the purple dye in his costume bleeds out, making it the familiar red and yellow of Negaduck's costume.
  • Evil Counterpart: He and Drake are both actors who are Made of Iron with aspects of the original Darkwing split, and is what Drake would be like if he did not have friends to keep him grounded.
  • Evil Old Folks: Negaduck, as Jim Starling, was the childhood hero of Drake Mallard, the current Darkwing Duck.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He gains the familiar deep, growling voice of Negaduck at the end, when he has completely lost his grip on reality.
  • Face–Heel Turn: His efforts to reclaim the role of Darkwing Duck push him dangerously close to this territory. The loss of his legendary role, the battle against his replacement, and then being caught in the destruction of the stage in said battle leads to his mind getting warped so badly, he becomes a villain to the new Darkwing Duck, Negaduck.
  • Foil: To Drake Mallard, by being a mean actor playing a heroic figure in contrast to Drake being a Nice Guy playing an Anti-Hero and both end up on opposite paths.
  • Foreshadowing: If the unresolved ending of his show's run regarding an evil doppelganger of Darkwing, his turn towards needless violence, the ringed-eyes of madness and the telltale tone his voice began to take didn't give away who he was to become, the moment he brandished a red-handled chainsaw was the final nail in the coffin.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: When Drake reminds him that Launchpad's his biggest fan, Jim looks into his reflection in a certain iconic red chainsaw before dropping it, racing forward to save Launchpad and Drake both when the latter puts himself in harm's way first. Unfortunately, this genuine act of self-sacrificing heroism is undone when his near-death experience seems to break what little rationality and goodwill he'd mustered up for it, becoming instead the new incarnation of Darkwing's most violent and dangerous nemesis, Negaduck.
  • Hero's Evil Predecessor: The original actor to portray Darkwing, he does not live up to the character's heroic ideal and eventually becomes Negaduck.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pushes Launchpad and his replacement away from a generator before it explodes. Slightly subverted in that he survives, but it's the last heroic act he performs before becoming Negaduck.
  • Hypocrite: In his warped state of mind, he deludes himself into believing that Drake Mallard put Launchpad in danger to humiliate him and steal the spotlight, something that he himself was planning on doing to Drake.
  • It's All About Me: Massively, even before he starts going too far. Noticeably, while Launchpad is against the Darkwing reboot because it misses the inspiring message of the original, Jim doesn’t give a hoot about any of that and only has a problem when he finds out he’s been replaced as Darkwing Duck.
  • Jaded Washout: What he has become in the present day. His career fell apart after the show was cancelled, reducing him to making appearances at the opening of furniture stores, showing clips of his glory days. The majority of people who show up to these appearances are old fans of the show, like Launchpad. He is deeply bitter over the fact that he's been practically forgotten, and hates not being able to feed his ego like he used to.
  • Jerkass: Jim has all the ego of the 1990s Darkwing, but none of the redeemable traits. The few moments of heroism and self-sacrifice he does display are ultimately undone by acts of villainy that negate them.
  • Large Ham: Both Jim, the actor, and his character Darkwing Duck, have a big presence and a flair for the dramatic. Becomes an example of Evil Is Hammy once he turns into Negaduck.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: His Catchphrase when he played Darkwing Duck. He goes into such a mode when he decides to destroy the studio rather than lose his spot to Drake Mallard.
  • Made of Iron: Part of the reason Launchpad admires both Darkwing the character and Jim Starling his actor. Despite the pounding, Starling nevertheless continued to do his own stunts, giving the show a more realistic tone due to the lack of reliance on special effects.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Drake reminds Jim that Launchpad is his biggest fan (during Launchpad's Rousing Speech), Jim lowers the chainsaw he was about to attack Drake with and looks at himself in the blade's reflection. It doesn't last, as he ends up losing what little sanity he had left.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Unlike other versions, this Negaduck has a civilian name, Jim Starling, though this goes more towards Adaptation Name Change with the original incarnation being an alternate Drake Mallard.
  • Never My Fault: Jim deludes himself by believing Drake intended to put Launchpad in danger so he could reap the glory and upstage him, even though Jim went mad with his hunger for recognition, destroyed the set and ruined the movie. This insane bout of logic leads to Jim becoming Negaduck.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Jim Starling played a hero on TV, but he's rude to his fans and a gigantic egomaniac in person. In fact, invokedWord of God has revealed part of the reason the show got cancelled in the first place was because the network was fed up with the ludicrous demands Jim kept making. When he heard that a Darkwing Duck film was being made with a different actor in the lead role, he goes insane and attempts to kill Drake Mallard, the actor who replaced him. Then after the set blows up, he becomes this universe's Negaduck.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Jim Starling is a duck rather than a starling.
  • Non-Standard Character Design:
    • His feathers are darker than the other ducks, perhaps foreshadowing his true nature.
    • His eyes frequently change throughout his debut episode from the Pie-Eyed look customary to most of the cast to lime-green and light-blue ringed irises, which apparently become a pervasive trait after he turns into Negaduck.
  • Psychological Projection: Seems to think that Drake is just as much of a selfish gloryhound as him, who tried to steal the limelight from him. This was basically exactly what he was planning to do to Drake.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: With the addition of yellow. This is Negaduck after all.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In spirit, at least. At first it seems as if Launchpad's Rousing Speech, combined with Drake's "Well, yeah, he's your biggest fan," is enough to snap Jim out of his jealous rage. He even dives in to heroically save Launchpad and Drake from the exploding electrical generator. Unfortunately, he gets caught in the explosion himself, the trauma of which is enough to send him right back to the edge and then throws him off completely, causing him to become Negaduck.
  • Sanity Slippage: "The Duck Knight Returns" focuses on his descent from merely a narcissistic actor to the villainous Negaduck.
  • Scary Teeth: He is shown with sharp teeth upon his transformation.
  • Shout-Out: This version's backstory, as an actor who goes into a murderous rage when a franchise he starred in is remade without him, is almost certainly one to the Basil Karlo iteration of Clayface.
  • Show Within a Show: The main character of the In-Universe Darkwing Duck series. Launchpad is a huge fan and sees Darkwing as a role model.
  • Species Surname: Subverted; despite his last name, he is a duck, and not a starling.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: As he turns into Negaduck, Jim says "They want grim and gritty, huh? Happy to play the part!" figuring that if no one's going to remember him as a hero, he might as well be a villain.
  • Throw It In!: In-Universe. When he trips and slams into the camera beak-first, he simply groans, "Keep rolling".
  • Villainous Breakdown: It's already bad enough when Jim finds out he's being left out of the Darkwing Duck movie, but the final straw comes when Boorswan demands to cut when Jim unwittingly puts the set on fire.
  • Vocal Evolution: In his first appearance, he sounds much like Darkwing Duck does in his home series, sounding fairly conventionally heroic. In "The Duck Knight Returns", his voice is much more normal, but gradually becomes a low, psychopathic growl — reminiscent of his voice actor's take on Dr Robotnik — which is pronounced upon his transformation into Negaduck.
  • Walking Spoiler: Saying anything about his character will spoil his identity.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: In-universe, Starling is shown to resent how the younger generation doesn't care much about him, and that the events he shows up to only attract the same old crowd of nerdy thirty-somethings; when Dewey, a new face, asks for his autograph, he's overjoyed that "the kids still [love] me", and groans when he realizes it's for Launchpad, "the fainter". As such, he embraces Boorswan's darker, more cynical version of the character at first, not caring about anything other than getting himself back in the spotlight, and finally is warped so radically that he turns into Negaduck — the complete anathema of what Darkwing stands for.
  • Wham Shot: At the end of "The Duck Knight Returns!", his entire transformation into Negaduck.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: invokedStarling refuses to acknowledge that he has aged out of his iconic role as Darkwing Duck. This attitude led to the network firing him; Word of God says that one of the reasons that Jim was fired was the increasingly high demands that he kept making of the studio. However, Jim eventually decides to destroy the studio rather than let anyone else be Darkwing Duck.
  • Would Hurt a Child: If his rant "I'll film this finale if it kills me and everyone on this roof!" is anything to go by, it looks like Dewey won't be spared from his wrath.

    Tootsie 
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An aggressive young Triceratops that accidentally ended up in the present due to Louie's time-travelling shenanigans. Huey names her "Tootsie" as an attempt to placate her when she menaces him.


  • Adaptational Badass: She is bigger and more ferocious than in the original, befitting the reputation of Triceratops as an aggressive rhinoceros-like dinosaur.
  • Adaptational Nonsapience: The original Tootsie was a Nearly Normal Animal, whereas this version acts and looks more realistic.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This incarnation of Tootsie has none of the friendliness of the original and is a savage wild animal, attacking the Ducks including Bubba.
  • Age Lift: While still presumably an adolescent (as her horns are too short for a fully grown Triceratops), she is clearly older than her previous counterpart.
  • Anti-Villain: Her role seems to be that of a dangerous dinosaur under panic from ending up in an unfamiliar environment and surrounded by equally unfamiliar creatures (one of which rides on her).
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Besides not having the crocodile-like skutes and feet (the toes were fairly long rather than elephantine, and there should be two clawless outer toes that dangled off the ground) of a real Triceratops, she has underdeveloped brow horns that point forwards. In real life, the brow horns develop first, pointing backwards as juveniles and then curving forwards as they grew.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Instead of the Cartoony Eyes of the original, this incarnation has wholly-black eyes, due to the show's rule that normal animals look realistic in contrast with the Funny Animal characters.
  • Domesticated Dinosaurs: Averted. She's not Bubba's pet this time around, due to both being from different time periods, and her ferocity shows she's definitely wild. Bubba manages to ride on her like on a bull, but he never successfully tames her.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: She is the first living prehistoric dinosaur to appear in the show.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Goes violent after getting unexpectedly plucked from her home in the Cretaceous period and into modern times.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: A Triceratops whom Huey names "Tootsie".
  • Herbivores Are Friendly: Averted, since she is very aggressive and territorial (like her kind might have been in real life).
  • In Name Only: The only thing she has in common with the original Tootsie is that she's a young Triceratops with orange skin.
  • Made of Iron: She is unaffected by Bubba clubbing her.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: She is not evil, just a dangerous animal.
  • Reimagining the Artifact:
    • Due to the inaccuracy of non-avian dinosaurs living alongside prehistoric people, this Tootsie is not Bubba's pet like in the original and only encounters him in modern times by time anomaly. She's also an aggressive wild beast that cannot be tamed, behaving like a real Triceratops.
    • The original Tootsie was based on outdated portraits of dinosaurs as giant lizard-like creatures dragging their tails, with her legs apart similar to old-fashioned depictions of ceratopsians. This Tootsie is more true to modern "Dinosaur Renaissance" restorations (legs upright and the tail kept off the ground) popularized by Jurassic Park. This further makes her an Adaptational Badass.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Her genus is the iconic ceratopsian Triceratops.
  • Temper-Ceratops: Unlike her 1987 counterpart, this Tootsie acts more like an aggressively territorial wild animal who is prone to charging around and breaking whatever is in her path.
  • Toothy Bird: She shows fang-like teeth or a Tooth Strip in her beak at some points (the real Triceratops had hundreds of teeth in the back of its beak, but they were flat teeth for grinding plant material).
  • Xenophobic Herbivore: She spends her whole first appearance trying to trample everyone in her presence.
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    The Bombie 
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"He cannot be bought, he cannot be fought. Though riches you've got, your life will be fraught until you have earned the one thing you have not."
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
An undead monster cursed to hunt down the richest person in the world.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He's called "The Bombie" rather than his title from the comics, "Bombie the Zombie".
  • Adaptation Species Change: Bombie is an anthropomorphic bulldog in this series, rather than a primate-like caricature of a black man.
  • Adaptational Curves: Bombie was tall, but thin in the comics. The Bombie is gigantic, with a build rivaling that of the Hulk.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike his original counterpart, who was completely mindless due to a voodoo spell, the Bombie is capable of reacting to his surroundings.
  • Anti-Villain: He's not really evil, basically just acting on instinct, and gladly leaves both Louie and Scrooge alone once they've demonstrated humility.
  • Berserk Button: Arrogance is what sets him off, whether it's from the richest person or not. And bribery makes him even angrier.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: He has color-inverted eyes, with black sclera.
  • Bully Bulldog: He is a monstrous bulldog. Subverted after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a destructive zombie cursed to destroy the richest person in the world, but peacefully leaves them alone if they show humility.
  • The Dreaded: Mainly towards the richest person since he is made to destroy them and is completely invincible, although he easily strikes fear in anyone else due to being a destructive monstrosity. Scrooge had to lock him up in a bin in an uninhabited island, which he kept hidden from satellite, and resort to use magic to contain him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He immediately leaves Louie and Scrooge alone once they break the curse with a display of humility.
  • HULK MASH!-Up: This version reimagines Bombie as a tall, undead, muscular creature, with a design more similar to Solomon Grundy and the Hulk. He's cursed to forever hunt the richest person in the world, literally unable to stop, unless they learn humility. He is incredibly strong, invulnerable to most forms of harm, and will destroy anything in its path, to get to its target. Bribery only makes him angrier, though he does calm down, after Louie finally humbles himself.
  • Implacable Man: He can't be fought, he can't be bought. He shakes off falling rocks and satellites like it's no big deal, and when Louie tries to bribe him, that just drives him even more mad. He will not stop unless he kills the world's richest person or the world's richest person shows humility.
  • It Can Think: Despite behaving like your typical mindlessly-predatory zombie, the Bombie shows intelligence and awareness of his surroundings. Particularly when he pauses in response to Owlson's tirade, angrily roars at Scrooge for insulting him, and ultimately allows Louie and Scrooge to shine his shoes as an act of humility, showing appreciation at their result.
  • The Juggernaut: An undead, Nigh-Invulnerable Implacable Man with Super Strength.
  • No-Sell: Bombie is literally impossible to stop in his hunt for the richest person in the world. Giant rocks or satellites dropping on him are just minor inconveniences he quickly shakes off. The only thing that can stop him is humility.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: Although his original name was "Bombie the Zombie", and he's obviously a Revenant Zombie, he's only ever referred to as "the Bombie", as if that was the name of his monster type.
  • One-Word Vocabulary: The only word he ever speaks is "richest". Other than that, he only growls, grunts and roars.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: His concept is simplified to being a curse on those holding the title of richest person in the world, rather than his origins from "Voodoo Hoodoo". His design has also been changed into a pale bulldog instead of resembling a racist caricature of a black man to avoid offensive connotations.
  • Purpose-Driven Immortality: He is an immortal undead being focused on a single goal: killing the world's richest person. Once Louie and Scrooge demonstrate humility, the Bombie stops chasing them and peacefully walks away.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: In the original comics, Bombie was a Voodoo Zombie released on Scrooge by a witch doctor he cheated and got his village destroyed. Because that wouldn't fly today, here Scrooge gets the curse by becoming the richest person in the world and learning that whoever owns the title also owns the curse as well.
  • Revenant Zombie: While he's never actually called a zombie, he otherwise fits the trope in his single-minded quest to kill the world's richest person.
  • Savage Piercings: He has a nose ring, which emphasizes his monstrous look.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Scrooge managed to lock him away in a magically protected bin on an uninhabited island. The moment Louie cuts the funding for magical defenses, the Bombie escapes.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Both Mr. Zee and Scrooge refer to him as "the Bombie".
  • Super Strength: He can punch through rocks.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He's a hulking monstrosity with massive arms.
  • Tragic Monster: Bombie is forced to hunt down whoever the richest person in the world is, and is never given a moment's rest. One of Louie’s first acts of humility is to acknowledge that this whole situation is hard on Bombie too.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He is a raging monster and literally unstoppable to boot. The only thing that can stop his rampage is humility.
  • When He Smiles: He gives off a satisfied smile after Louie and Scrooge shine his shoes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As Louie finds out the hard way, his purpose to destroy the richest person in the world has no age limit.

Original Antagonists

    Pixiu 
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A golden dragon sealed in stone, and one of Scrooge's dangerous artifacts.


  • Advertised Extra: It appears in the Intro, was over-represented in promos, and is on Season 1's poster, which is impressive for a throwaway villain introduced and dealt with in the pilot.
  • Back from the Dead: Implied. 30 Things With DuckTales has a brief clip of Webby riding him alongside the rest of the cast (although the canon status of those shorts is debatable), and The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck mentions that Scrooge has "a dragon" in the titular Other Bin - which might be a different dragon, but fans have drawn their conclusions.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: It seems to be the main antagonist of the pilot, but it doesn't last halfway through the episode and the real villain turns out to be Flintheart Glomgold.
  • Feathered Dragons: It has what appears to be feathery tufts.
  • Killed Off for Real: Implied. The dragon's head snaps off after it's turned to stone.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: It's an Eastern dragon that has an appetite for gold, which makes Scrooge's vault a prime place for a buffet. Interestingly, the name "Pixiu" is actually derived from a completely different gold-eating creature from Chinese mythology.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of the few parts of its body that are not golden are a pair of ruby-red eyes, fitting for a menacing monster.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It was petrified, but will awaken when a gong is struck three times. Naturally, the nephews meddling around leads to it being released.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is of Chinese origin and pronounced as "pee-shoo", but uses the Pinyin Romanization.
  • Taken for Granite: After being released from its seal, Pixiu is ultimately defeated by Scrooge who turns the dragon to stone again with the Medusa Gauntlet. Then its head falls off.
  • Warm-Up Boss: It's there to prove that Scrooge isn't a washed-up adventurer like everyone seems to think he is.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: It is killed minutes after its appearance in the pilot episode.

    Hack & Slash Smashnikov 
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Voiced by: Jason Marsden (Hack), Sam Riegel (Slash)

Two wolf henchmen working for Glomgold. Hack is the shorter one with black fur and glasses, Slash is the taller one with brown fur.


  • Alliterative Name: Slash Smashnikov.
  • The Bus Came Back: The brothers return in season 3's Louie's Eleven where they aid Falcon Graves' takeover of Emma Glamour's party. Hack would also appear in the underground spice cavern in The Split Sword of Swanstantine.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Both of them are wearing jackets that seem to be made of leather.
  • Hidden Depths: Hack knows enough about radar/sea vessel equipment to track a submarine.
  • Husky Russkie: Their last name and accent indicates they are Russian, and they are muscular, leather-wearing thugs.
  • Meaningful Name: Their first name are indication of violence. Fitting for two wolf thugs.
  • Mooks: Glomgold's minions.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Invoke the violent acts of hacking, slashing and smashing.
  • Nice Hat: Both wear World War II caps.
  • Savage Wolves: Two violent wolf thugs working for a villain.
  • Siblings in Crime: They are brothers who work together.
  • Spikes of Villainy: There are metal spikes on the shoulder of Hack's jacket and on Slash's belt.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Like Gabby, they don't have a problem harming children when ordered to do so by Glomgold.

    Liu Hai 
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Click here to see Liu Hai's other form 
At the House of Lucky Fortune, you are all kings!
Voiced By: B.D. Wong

The floor manager of the House of Lucky Fortune, a casino in Macaw. And also a malevolent ancient spirit that feeds on good luck.


  • Abstract Eater: He feeds on good luck.
  • Affably Evil: He puts on a charming demeanor to the patrons of this house, which he keeps even after showing his true colors.
  • Domain Holder: He can create physical illusions and reorder the interiors of his casino, albeit the extent of his power is limited to the said casino.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Well, a variant. He thinks all success comes from luck rather than skill and intelligence (like Scrooge) or raw determination (like Donald).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: B.D. Wong gives him a George Takei-like tone.
  • Fat Bastard: It's implied that he grew fat from feeding on Gladstone's good luck, as he loses all his girth when Gladstone is replaced by Donald.
  • Frog Men: He looks like an anthropomorphic toad.
  • The Gambler: He runs a casino, his magic manifests in the form of playing cards, and he likes to make bets, which is fitting for a spirit of chance and fortune.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He poses as a floor-manager and a toad like cartoon animal, but he is in fact a luck vampire, the ancient spirit of chance and fortune, who feeds on the luck of his victims, and is a kind of demon from another realm.
  • Jerkass Genie: The House of Lucky Fortune is full of splendor, excitement, and adventure but it's all there to get customers to keep spending and gambling, and so keep them trapped in the casino for all eternity.
  • One-Winged Angel: After revealing himself to be a "luck vampire", he assumes a gigantic, jade-colored form with razor-sharp teeth, towering over the ducks.
  • Punny Name: His name is a reference to a figure from Chinese myth/folklore, but also sounds like "low/high," fitting with his gambling theme.
  • Shout-Out: Liu Hai is named for a Daoist "God of Wealth" who was often depicted carrying a Jin Chan, a golden toad on a bed of coins.
  • Smug Snake: Always thinks he's in control of a situation, which allows Scrooge to trick him twice.
  • Species Surname: He introduces himself as Toad Liu Hai. As a Chinese character, his surname is before his given name.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Liu Hai's physique is entirely dependent on whose good luck he's feeding off of. With Gladstone as his prisoner, he's stout and prosperous; when Donald takes Gladstone's place, he starves and withers away within fifteen seconds.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: As mentioned under Abstract Eater, he draws strength from good luck. Problem is, Donald Duck's bad luck is practically toxic to him.
  • Toothy Bird: Or rather, Toothy Amphibian. Real frogs and toads lack teeth, but Liu Hai has a whole set of razor-sharp teeth. Justified by being a luck-eating demon rather than an actual toad.
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    Toth-Ra 
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Voiced By: Bassem Youssef (fake), Fred Tatasciore (real)

An ancient Egyptian pharaoh.


  • Advertised Extra: Toth Ra gets billing in the theme song as the mummy that the family pulls apart. A pretty high honor...for a villain who's only around for one episode.
  • Animal Stereotypes: He appears to be a falcon, a bird-of-prey commonly associated with villainy.
  • Eye Beams: His followers believe he has laser eyes. They are not wrong, although paradoxically he's also weakened by sunlight.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He has glowing, yellow eyes. They also shoot laser.
  • The Juggernaut: After coming alive, he throws people around with relative ease, and is practicably unstoppable until he gets weakened by sunlight.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's one of the few villains who shows no signs of being Laughably Evil.
  • Large and in Charge: He's a lot taller and bulkier than any of his followers.
  • Mummy: He died thousands of years ago, but his mummy is sitting on a throne, commanding his people. The mummy comes alive at the end of the episode.
  • Nepharious Pharaoh: He is an evil, oppressive pharaoh who enslaves his people, at least in his Puppet identity via Sabef. The other version of him we see is as a crazed mummy, and given the elaborate and baroque arrangements to ensure that the Pharoah not be crossed, he must have been very bad news indeed for the Ancient Egyptians to first seal him inside, and then ensure that a Hidden Elf Village guard the hidden tomb for all eternity.
  • Pest Controller: According to his followers, he has green scarab beetles spying for him. At the end of the episode, a beetle crawls to his ear and whispers something in it, implying that the rumor is true.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The tomb of Toth-Ra has a prophecy insisting that nobody should cross the pharoah, with a disc marking it out. The disc is actually the sigil right before Toth-Ra's pedestal, and bringing the Mummy over it, revives it automatically.
  • Shadow Archetype: He serves as one to Scrooge McDuck. He's a powerfully wealthy man who lives in a vault filled with treasure inside a building with his own symbols marking it. Where Scrooge employs people who freely choose to work for him and travel with him, Toth-Ra enslaves his denizens and Scrooge ultimately realizes that some people see as treasure what they value most, accepting a humble burrito from the Living Mummies he liberated in gratitude even if he doesn't personally value it a great deal.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has very broad shoulders and long arms.
  • Weakened by the Light: The sunlight through the cupola of the pyramid weakens him enough that Scrooge and gang, and the now revolting Living Mummies burrito wrap him back in the tomb.

    Sabaf 
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Voiced By: Bassem Youssef

A descendant of Toth-Ra's bodyguards.


  • Animal Stereotypes: He's a falcon, and one of the two main villains of the episode.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite his role as Toth-Ra's enforcer and puppeteer Sabaf's in line for a burrito with the rest of his people.
  • Expy: Of Sarkus, the villain of the episode "Sphinx for the Memories" from the original series. Although Sabaf is a falcon and Sarkus is a pig, both of them are villainous leaders of an Egyptian cult that somehow survived to modern times.
  • Fat Bastard: He's a rather overweight falcon.
  • God Guise: He is the one behind the Toth-Ra façade, only giving the people one hour of sunlight.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Seems to have pulled one at the end, as he joined his people to get some burritos.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He controls Toth-Ra's mummy as puppet to stay in power and enslave Toth-Ra's followers.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: His facial markings identify him as a lanner falcon.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no qualms about throwing Webby and Louie in a pit full of spikes.

    Briar and Bramble 
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Briar(left) and Bramble (right).
Voiced By: Tara Strong (Briar), Andrea Libman (Bramble)

Two friendly, pastel-colored Kelpies who act as quasi-guides on a mystical golf course. Don't take them up on their offers for rides if you value your life.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: They both wear hats but nothing else, as opposed to the Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal ducks and fully-dressed dogfaces.
  • Affably Evil: They are a friendly pair, but their main goal is to trick people into going for a swim with them so they can drown them. And they are very, very persistent, to the point it becomes a Running Gag throughout the episode.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: They look like pink and purple ponies, though they're actually Kelpies.
  • Bad Liar: They frequently make flimsy lies to try and drown the ducks after Webby exposes them.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": They try to invoke this trope on themselves to hide the fact they are Kelpies.
  • Graceful Loser: Despite their taunting and threats throughout the episode, once the Ducks win the golf game, they congratulate them on being the only ones who’ve ever succeeded, and present them with a trophy. And offer a “victory swim” before departing without a fuss.
  • Harmless Villain: They are really, really bad at being evil.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names are based on plants that can cause harm to anyone if touched. Thankfully, just like the murder ponies themselves, they're easy to avoid because of how blatantly harmful they are.
  • Mercy Kill: They try to invoke this when its revealed the mists of the realm will turn the mortal ducks to stone, claiming the ducks will be better off letting the kelpies drown them. No one takes them up on the offer, of course.
  • My Little Phony: They are blatant My Little Pony Generation 4 expies put there just for fun. They even have two of the same voice actresses, in a rather elaborate Casting Gag; Briar (the pink one) is voiced by Tara Strong, while Bramble (the purple one) is voiced by Andrea Libman. This is a reference to how Andrea Libman was originally supposed to voice Twilight Sparkle (the purple one), while Tara Strong was originally supposed to voice Pinkie Pie (...Guess), even though in the actual show they got the roles the other way around (here, though, Libman uses her Fluttershy voice).
  • Nice Hat: Briar and Bramble are never seen without their tam o' shanter hats.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: They constantly pop out from nowhere to try luring Scrooge and company to the water (so they could drown everyone) and even manage to follow everyone to the "real" world to give them a golden trophy for completing the mythical golf course. (And to make a final attempt at drowning everyone.)
  • Obliviously Evil: It's questionable if they even really understand why trying to drown people is bad, given how friendly they are otherwise. In their words it is simply what they generally do.
  • Running Gag: They keep dropping by to invite everyone to join them in the water (so they can drown them).
  • Spotting the Thread: They pull a very convincing act to pass themselves as ponies, but their wet manes was all that Webby needed to correctly identify them as Kelpies.
  • Theme Naming: Their names both begin with B, and they're also both named after plants that are commonly found in Scotland.
  • Voice Changeling: They (or at least Briar) are capable of mimicking the voices of others.

    Wendigo 
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Voiced By: Jack McBrayer
A monster that preteen Donald and Della, as well as a time-traveling Dewey, encounter on Christmas Eve.
  • Bowdlerize: The show cuts any mention of cannibalism.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A non-romantic example towards Scrooge. He was desperate to maintain his friendship with Scrooge no matter the morality of the situation, and Scrooge inadvertently caused his transformation by stranding him in the past.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: More specifically, friends who won't leave.
  • Fun with Homophones: "Wendigo" is pronounced similar to "When'd he go?", a clue to the monster's true identity.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He has green, glowing, pupil-less eyes.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Scrooge stranded him in the past, leaving him alone for decades.
  • Gruesome Goat: He's a monster whose head and horns are distinctly goat-like.
  • Horns of Villainy: He has large, goat-like horns.
  • Killer Gorilla: His body proportions are similar to a gorilla's, and he can drop down in a Primal Stance.
  • The Krampus: While unrelated to the Wendigo myth, the Wendigo here has a few similarities to Krampus, being a humanoid goat-monster hunting children in a Christmas Episode.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He looks like a cross between a goat (head and horns), a gorilla (torso, arms and legs), a lion (mane, claws and tail) and a tyrannosaur (feet and jaws).
  • Monster Modesty: The wendigo is naked except for a loincloth, in stark contrast to the Nice Suit worn the the Ghost of Christmas Past.
  • Morphic Resonance: His Glowing Eyes of Doom are the same shade of green as the Ghost of Christmas Past's magic.
  • Pokémon Speak: He seems to be shouting his own name. He's actually asking "when'd he go?" about Scrooge.
  • Running on All Fours: He can run on all fours due to his ape-like body.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has ape-like body proportions with a large chest, long arms and short legs.
  • Tragic Monster: Although he looks and acts like a terrifying monster, he's actually the Ghost of Christmas Past who's been desperately searching for Scrooge for decades.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: He has the teeth, jaws, and feet of one.
  • Was Once a Man: Or rather, ghost-cricket.
  • Wendigo: The series' version resembles a goat-man with Glowing Eyes of Doom, sharp teeth, claws, and three-toed feet like a theropod dinosaur.

    Dr. Atmoz Fear 
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Voiced By: Tom Kenny

A mad scientist that Gizmo Duck came into conflict during a powerful thunderstorm that he himself created.


  • Lab Coat Of Science: He wears a white lab coat, befitting a mad scientist.
  • Lean and Mean: He's a tall and slim supervillain.
  • Mad Scientist: Capable of creating a machine that can manipulate weather, as well as inflict lightning bolts on his enemies.
  • Meaningful Name: His full name is a play-on of the word 'atmosphere'.
  • Non-Action Guy: He usually relies on his machine to strike down enemies.
  • Parody: His appearance serves as a homage to the famous comical mad scientist Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb.
  • Sinister Schnoz: He has the bird equivalent of this, a long, slightly curved beak, looking similar to Dr. Doofenschmirtz's pointy nose.

    The Live TV Audience 
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An audience of human beings created as part of Donald's wish granted by Gene the Genie. When the Duck Family tries to figure out a way to escape the sitcom-based reality they're trapped in, the audience unrelentingly tries to stop them as the wish's defense system.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In a...bizarre sense. While there were evil humans in Quack Pack, at the end of the day they were just another species that was part of the cast with varying moralities. Here, they're abstract abominations who only exist in this universe because of Donald's wish for a normal life, and attack his family when they try to fight back against said wish while looking like cackling madmen.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: All of them are mindless abominations who attack the Ducks for trying to work against Donald's wish.
  • Call-Back: A previous episode had Ludwig Von Drake proposing "hyper-intelligent, hairless apes" as potential harbingers of the apocalypse.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Laugh Track, even though that's not typically considered a character in sitcoms. Live Studio Audiences are people brought in to watch the sitcom that a studio is filming and react to it in real time (More or less at least, but that's a slew of other topics). They respond to it in a variety of ways and, while laughter is the most common (Hence the name), they also have other reactions as well like commiseration ("Awwww"), intrigue ("Ooooo"), and applause and cheering, like when a big name Guest Star shows up. This is to make the show feel more lively, like other people are watching it besides you, making them technically part of the cast since their reactions are a key part of the show. However, it is also widely seen as a cheap trick to remind people which lines are the jokes. The reason they exist here is because Donald accidentally wishes to Gene that he and his family could live more normally, which Gene takes by making their lives into a TGIF sitcom, Laugh Track included, and Huey hearing the audience laughing is one of the first hints to him that something is not right. And once the rest of the family find out, the only one other than Donald who doesn't object to the wish is Dewey, and that's only because he's happy to have somebody laughing at his jokes. Once the family starts rebelling and trying to escape the wish, said wish, via the Live Studio Audience, fights back and reveals themselves to be abstract beings that don't naturally belong in this universe (Humans, in this case), with the annoying laughter shifting to mad cackling. From a Cosmic Horror perspective, this makes sense. After all, who else would laugh at the misery of someone being trapped in a dimension that's not their own besides insane sociopathic beings who don't even belong in the victim's universe?
  • The Determinator: They will stop at absolutely nothing to ensure the Ducks remain inside Donald's wish until Donald manages to have Gene undo it all. Other than that, the rest of the cast could only briefly hold them off.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Averted, and quite notably so. They have five-fingered hands, in contrast to the Funny Animal characters.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: Humans don't actually exist within this universe, so the main cast are all horrified beyond belief at the sight of these "flesh-faced monsters." It doesn't help that the humans act like zombies trying to devour them.
  • Kids Are Cruel: There are several kids within the audience and they're just as creepy and violent as the adults.
  • Laughing Mad: They're a nightmarish parody of a living Laugh Track in that all they do is laugh or boo.
  • Laugh Track: What they initially existed as due to Gene crafting Donald's wish for "normal family problems" based on 90s sitcoms. So naturally if they were going to be a like sitcom family, they'd need an audience to provide the laughs.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The idea of a world of humans who watches the ducks like a TV show originates from a fourth wall breaking episode of Darkwing Duck.
    • One of the adult men in the audience has a large resemblance to Kent Powers, infamous for being the only prominent human in the main cast of the original Quack Pack.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Once they come out of the shadows and show their faces, the audience manages to horrify all of the Ducks.
  • The Un-Smile: When the audience turns rabid, the grins on most of their faces become this.
  • Zerg Rush: They attack the Ducks in numbers.

    Dr. Akita 
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"Now the moment of reckoning shall be miIIIEH! Has the sun gotten brighter in the last 20 years?!"

A Japanese scientist who used to be Gyro Gearloose's mentor.


  • Blind Without 'Em: As a variant, his eyes are not accustomed to sunlight due to spending 20 years in an underground lair. Therefore, when his sunglasses get knocked off, he blindly searches for them.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He made a robot-boy android into a Weapon of Mass Destruction and he spent all of these years cooped up in a dark room beneath Tokyolk instead of leaving the country, but there is no denying that he is a technological genius.
  • Cool Shades: Having spent so much time underground, he wears them to protect his eyes.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: He's based on Dr. Tenma, a major human villain of Astro Boy. But while Tenma was no saint, he's a ultimately Tragic Villain who lost his mind after the death of his son, Tobio, and even after deciding to stop his ways, it's not so much because he chooses to stop being evil so much as he wants to support Astro's growth, as he originally built Astro to be his new son after Tobio's death and wholeheartedly believes that Astro will lead all robots in the future. Akita on the other hand is a Card-Carrying Villain who tried to change 2BO/B.O.Y.D. from a regular Robot Kid into a killing machine, and sees him as only the latter. The more sympathetic traits of Tenma (namely him seeing his child-like robot as his son) are instead given to Gyro Gearloose.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He tampered with 2BO's programming, turning him into a weapon that devastated Tokyolk, while Gyro originally intended for him to be a guardian of the city. His actions led to Gyro becoming who he is today.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": An Akita dog named Akita.
  • Evil All Along: It seems at first that 2BO's rampage was an honest accident, and that Akita's actions in the present are purely out of resentment for being forced underground because of the accident. Then it's revealed that he intentionally turned 2BO into a Weapon of Mass Destruction behind Gyro's back.
  • Evil Mentor: To Gyro back in his intern days.
  • Evil Old Folks: He was grey-haired even when Gyro was his young intern, suggesting that he's elderly.
  • Expy: Since B.O.Y.D is an Astro Clone, this makes Akita the equivalent of Dr. Tenma.
  • Hate Sink: He turned 2BO into a weapon and sent him to attack Tokyolk, which is why Gyro is the way he is by the time the series begins, and only seems to wish chaos and destruction on the world.
  • Irony: Akitas are known for being affectionate and protective dogs. This one? Not so much. He does exemplify one negative aspect of Akitas, though: An untrained or improperly trained Akita is not kid-friendly.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: He wears a white lab coat.
  • Mad Scientist: He's one of the villainous variety, who programmed 2BO to become a Killer Robot.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: The Japanese scientist Dr. Akita is an Akita, a Japanese dog breed.
  • Never My Fault: He holds B.O.Y.D. accountable for ruining his reputation and forcing him underground for the rampage he caused in Tokyolk two decades prior, ignoring how it probably would not have happened to begin with had he not erased the real boy programming Gyro had given B.O.Y.D. so he would be nothing more than a weapon.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Most anthropomorphic dogs in the show are dogfaces, basically humans with dog-like ears and noses. Akita has a much more animal-like appearance, with the head and ear shape of an actual Akita dog.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: He's one of the few, if not the only Akita dog to appear in Western media so far.
  • Verbal Tic: Making noises for his machines and tech as he uses them.

    Jormungandr 
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"THIS IS RUMBLE FOR RAGNAROK, OOOOONE HUUUUUNDREEEEED!!!"
Voiced by: Kristofer Hivju
The World-Eating Serpent: a famous wrestler of Valhalla who often challenges the champions of Earth every ten years.
  • Anthropomorphic Transformation: His true form is a gigantic snake coiled around the world. To fight on even ground with enemies, he assumes the form of a Beast Man.
  • Attention Whore: He loves his role as the beloved People's Champion, and his biggest fear is losing the crowd's support - which happens to him at the end of the episode.
  • Broken Pedestal: He becomes to Valhalla after he beats up Dewey and gloats about it, causing the crowd to become appalled that he would ever do that to a child far weaker than him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He is not above using underhanded tactics to win a fight, as seen when Mrs. Beakley and Webby were beating him.
  • Face: He's a beloved wrestling champion of Valhalla.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has a pair of fangs like a venomous snake.
  • Foil: Serves as one to Zeus, even though they have not shared an episode. While both are gods that share an antagonistic relationship with the Ducks, Zeus is a Sore Loser who caused most of his own people to walk out on him, while Jormungandr is a Graceful Loser Noble Demon who is beloved by the people of Valhalla.
  • Furry Reminder: Scaly Reminder. He hisses and flicks his tongue when the triplets anger him.
  • Graceful Loser: After Dewey defeats him, Jormungandr just vows to fight him again in the next match before going back to encircle the world. He also seemed more annoyed by Scrooge's role as the heel than the fact that he always defeats him.
  • Green and Mean: He has green scales and eyes, and though he is a beloved champion, he still wants to bring the end of the world.
  • Hellish Pupils: His true form has vertical slit-pupils fitting for a snake. In his humanoid form, his pupils become slitted when riled up.
  • Large Ham: As expected from a pro wrestler. He has a bombastic voice, loves to strike heroic poses and bask in the crowd's cheers.
  • Malicious Monitor Lizard: While technically a snake, he resembles an anthropomorphic monitor lizard in his mundane form due to having four limbs.
  • Noble Demon: Jormungandr may want to bring the end of the world, but he honors the rules of wrestling, taking up the form of a human-sized snake-person for the fight and returning to encircle the world after he loses the match.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His sclera are green like his scales rather than white. Justified in that he's meant to be "part snake, part man", rather than simply an anthropomorphic snake standing in for a human.
  • Prehensile Tail: He can use this tail to grab and constrict, which he does to Dewey in their match.
  • Smug Snake: He is literally a snake that loves being the people's champion.
  • Snake People: His mundane form is described as "half-snake, half-man", though oddly for this trope, he has legs, which makes him look more like a Lizard Folk.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: He's a world-eating serpent who threatens to destroy Earth if he wins the wrestling match.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Surprisingly for a serpentine character, he averts this.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: He does this to Dewey while beating up the young duck, which makes him lose the crowd's support and his Face status.
  • Unseen No More: He was first alluded to by Scrooge in "Last Christmas!"
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Jormungandr is the beloved people's champion that the deceased Vikings of Valhalla love, as in their view him winning just means everyone on Earth will be able to join them in Valhalla after dying a "glorious" death. From Earth's point of view, however, he's a monster who will bring the end of the living world if he wins. By the end of the episode, however, he loses his popularity among the Valhalla crowd too due to being too mean to an underdog like Dewey, not respecting the boy's determination, etc.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no problem with beating up a much weaker child like Dewey and gloat in his face. However, this makes him lose his Face status and turns the audience against him.

    Team Valhalla 
Strongbeard voiced by: John DiMaggio
A group of Norse deities in Jormungandr's wrestling team, including Strongbeard, Hecka and Fenrir.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Norse Mythology, Fenrir and Jormungandr are enemies to Asgard, Odin having both of them imprisoned because he foresaw them causing Ragnarok, while he gave Hel her realm to keep her out of the way. The whole point of Valhalla was to amass an army of capable warriors to fight them (and by extension, the various giant races that antagonize Asgard). Here Jormungandr, Fenrir and Hel's Expy "Hecka" are all on the same team, the episode framing Ragnarok as something the fallen warriors are craving would happen.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Fenrir shows a lot of dog-like behaviour, such as drinking from a bowl with his name on it. When Dewey tries to feed him a lollipop, the crowd calls him out for feeding candy to a dog. It's mostly justified, as wolves are canines very closely related to domestic dogs.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Fenrir is smart enough to participate in wrestling and know a few moves, particularly taking advantage of Webby's Cuteness Proximity to throw her out of the ring. He later agrees (through barks) with Strongbeard and Hecka in helping Dewey even the odds against Jormungandr.
  • Badass Beard: As implied by his name, Strongbeard has a large braided beard. Besides indicating its wearer's badassery, the beard itself is badass on its own right, being able to curl into fists and be used in a fight, as well as granting superhuman strength to those who touch it.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: They do not seem to view Ragnarok as a bad thing, as it allows the people of Earth to die a glorious death. They are definitely honorable though and generally respect the rules of wrestling.
  • Bowdlerise: Hecka is quite clearly supposed to be the show's version of the Norse goddess of death, Hel, whose name has been changed for sounding too much like "hell".
  • Creepy Crows: The Valhalla champion Hecka is a one-eyed (because she has a half-dead face) raven with a macabre gimmick, with necromantic energy flowing around her. She's based on (or is the actual Duck-verse equivalent of) the Norse death goddess Hel, although ravens are more associated with Odin, who famously has one eye.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Fenrir shows his disapproval at Jormungandr beating up the much weaker Dewey, just like everyone else, and agrees with his teammates that they should make the fight fair for the duck.
  • Everybody Has Standards: They may be Blood Knights that are looking forward to the end of the world, but they are also known for their sense of honor. Jormungandr is the Face and the hero of their narrative, but they turn on him when he starts drawing out his fight with Dewey just to beat on him.
    Strongbeard: This is not the Norse way.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Played with. The death goddess "Hecka" looks creepy and she is in a wrestling team whose goal is to destroy Earth, but she is a wrestling Face whom the Valhallan audience loves. She is also shown to be more honorable than Jormungandr, as she apparently disapproves of him toying with the much weaker Dewey.
  • Face: They are on the same team as the beloved people's champion Jormungandr, and the Valhalla audience cheers on them.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Played with. The second Ragnarok team's wolf is named Fenrir, and has a water dish labeled "Fenny."
  • Full-Boar Action: Strongbeard is an anthropomorphic boar. He's a boisterous fighter who charges into battle, fitting the Animal Stereotype about boars.
  • Furry Confusion: Fenrir, unlike the other champions, is not anthropomorphized at all - he's a giant wolf that behaves like a dog. This is despite anthropomorphic wolves being frequent background characters in the show.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Hecka's name is a comically bowdlerized version of "Hela" or "Hel", whom she is based on.
  • Noble Demon: Assuming they understand the full implications of destroying the world more than the audience does. They are fine with such destruction, and may even bend the rules when fighting, but at the same time won't abide a battle in which the opponent has no chance of winning and is mocked for it.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Hecka never smiles in her appearance.
  • Prehensile Hair: Strongbeard has a magic beard that he can curl into fists and fight with.
  • Shout-Out: To pro wrestling:
    • Hecka's costume and elaborate entrance are an homage to The Undertaker; she even does The Undertaker's famous "zombie sit-up" spot.
    • Strongbeard's massive, muscular frame, long hair and pastel-colored ring gear gives him a similar look to the Ultimate Warrior.
  • Tag Team: Hecka and Fenrir are explicitly called one.
  • Team Pet: Fenrir is the only non-anthropomorphic animal in the wrestling team.
  • The Voiceless: Hecka never speaks during the episode.

    Ponce de Leon 
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Voiced by: Nestor Carbonell

An infamous conquistador known for his discovery of the Fountain of the Foreverglades. In the present day, he works as a hotel manager who tricks his guests into giving up their youth to keep himself young forever.


  • Adaptation Species Change: In the 1945 Donald Duck comic Mystery of the Swamp, Ponce de León was portrayed as a grebe. In this version, he's a lion.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's willing to chop up anyone with a sword if they interfere with his schemes.
  • Berserk Button: He won't let anyone take some of the youth, trying to slice them open if they do.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's a lion who runs a dark business. As if Disney didn't have enough evil lions.
  • Composite Character: He appears to be a cross between two of Disney's most (in-)famous villainous lions. He is scrawny, yellow-furred, and fully-anthropomorphic like Prince John, but he also has the pointed snout, dark mane, protruding claws, and manipulative nature of Scar.
  • Consummate Professional: Despite the fact the resort is used to lure in victims, he takes his job running it very seriously.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He may be draining the youth of unsuspecting teenagers, but he at least has the decency to filter the pool water before drinking it.
    • He dutifully fulfills his job at the resort. Even if the resort is used to attract victims, he sees no reason why he should give them bad service. As he puts it, "just because it's a trap for tourists, it doesn't have to be a tourist trap".
  • Evil Is Petty: After draining the triplets of their youth, he was planning to charge them for the inner tube he used to trap them.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: He ages to death, then his body disintegrates. Make of that what you will.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: This portrayal of Ponce De Leon is far more ruthless and greedy than his real life counterpart.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He ages to death in the very pool he used to drain youth from anyone who swims in it, namely teenagers.
  • Life Drinker: An interesting variation of this trope. Ponce uses the fountain's waters as a way of maintaining his life expectancy by having unsuspecting guests swim in it only for him to drink the youth-infused water afterwards.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A lion named de Leon.
  • Master Swordsman: He's an expert sword fighter even in the present era.
  • No Body Left Behind: His body disintegrates after spending too much time in the pool. The only thing that is left behind is his key necklace.
  • No Immortal Inertia: He ages into nothing after having 500 years of stolen youth sapped away from him by his own pool.
  • Professional Killer: Heavily implied considering that he's been keeping himself young for hundreds of years at the expense of pushing his guests to their elderly years as he robs them of their youth.
  • Rapid Aging: He dies this way after falling into his own youth-sucking pool, not helped by having stolen youth for centuries.
  • Really 700 Years Old: It's revealed that the hotel manager and de Leon are one and the same. After discovering the fountain and learning the water requires young people to touch it before it can grant youth when consumed, he's spent the past 500 years tricking people into swimming in it so he can take their youth and be young forever.
  • The Sociopath: Does not care about anyone, except his own life.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He goes into a mad, sword-swinging rage when he finds out that Scrooge and Goldie had taken some of the youth water.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He traps the triplets in a closet and intends to turn them into old people so they can't stop, or even remember, his sinister schemes. He even planned to charge them for an inflatable tube rental.

    Crownus 
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A titan released by Storkules after being manipulated by Zeus.


  • All There in the Manual: According to sources, the titan's name is "Crownus", after Kronos of Greek mythology.
  • Caged Inside a Monster: Crownus being the monster in this case with a stomach clearly resembling a cage, which is where captured characters end up.
  • Creepy Crows: Judging by his name and beak, he appears to be part crow.
  • Getting Eaten Is Harmless: The people captured by Crownus are alive and unharmed in its stomach.
  • Our Titans Are Different: Crownus as depicted here is a monstrous giant that seems to be made of earth with plant life growing on the body. It swallows victims whole into an abdomen transparent in a way resembling cage bars. It only superficially shares the anthropomorphism of other characters, having a crow's beak.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Swallowed Whole: Crownus does this to those it captures.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: The mythical Kronos was the father of Zeus, Hades and a handful of other deities. Crownus seems to be simply an ancient monster Zeus fought in the past, without any familial ties to Zeus.
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